Family Law

Summary Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce)

This action can be used by a married couple to end the marriage. This action is very limited and can only be used by a married couple which meets the following requirements:

  • The parties have been married less than five (5) years as of the date the action is filed.
  • The parties have no children together born before or during the marriage, including by adoption; and the wife, to her knowledge, is not pregnant as of the date the action is filed.
  • Neither party has any interest/ownership in real estate.
Short-Term Marriage/Domestic Partnership
(Summary Dissolution)
(no children or real property)
Divorce/Legal Separation – No Children
(includes written agreement)
Divorce/Legal Separation – With Children
(includes written agreement)
Mediation ServicesCall for price
*Court filing fees not included.
Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning

The Importance of Preparing a Living Trust

     Give yourself and your loved ones the peace of mind they deserve by preparing a living trust. A living trust is much like a will and is an excellent way to ensure the long-term security of your legacy and to protect your property. Like a will, a living trust allows you to name beneficiaries and to assign a person to manage the trust after you’ve passed away (called the “successor trustee”). You can determine how your property will be distributed when you pass away. In addition, a “pour over” will allows you to appoint guardians for your minor children, if needed, when you pass away and to appoint an executor to wrap up your estate. 

Estate Planning Package
Includes Living Trust
Pour-Over Will 
Health Care Directive
Transfer Deed
**Notary and Recording Fees Extra
Amendment to Living Trust/Revocation of Living Trust$300
Notary Public

  • Acknowledgement /Jurats
  • Warranty Deed
  • Quit Claim Deed
  • Loan Signings
  • Power of Attorney
  • Health Directives
  • Certification of Copies
  • Certifying or attesting a copy
  • Witnessing or attesting a signature
  • All Trust Signings (Living, etc)
  • Investment Documents
  • Corporate/Business Documents
  • Depositions
  • DMV Car Title Buy/Sell 
  • Parental Consent to Travel Affidavit
  • International Adoptions
  • International Commerce
  • Construction Documents & Permits
  • Contracts
  • Witness 
  • Protest of negotiable instrument
  • Taking an acknowledgment administering an oath or affirmation
  • Taking a verification upon oath or affirmation
  • Certifying that an event has occurred or been performed
Notary Acknowledgment/Jurat (per signature)$15
Travel within Carlsbad/Oceanside$30
Travel outside Carlsbad/Oceansidecall for price
Mortgage Loan Signing$100-200

Real Estate

Lori Shannon has been a real estate consultant handling both commercial and residential transactions in California and other states.  Because of her legal background, Lori is especially vigilent with a great attention to detail.  Lori will be happy to assist you with your real estate needs whether buying or selling.  Even if you just want to find out what your home may be worth, give us a call.  Don’t depend on those consumer MLS sites that often have incorrect or dated information.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties 01317331

BRE: 01413691

Lori Shannon can help you with

  • Contracts
  • Divorce/Dissolution
  • Mediation/Marital Settlement Agreements
  • Name Change
  • Estate Planning/Wills and Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Real Estate Transfer Deeds
  • Mobile Notary/Loan Signing Agent
  • Real Estate Consultant

*We are not attorneys and cannot provide legal advice.  We can  provide legal document assistance at your specific request.