Annette Gomez

About Annette Gomez

After earning her Bachelor’s degree and Paralegal Certificate from California State University, Annette started Just Document Preparation in 1996. After serving as an officer on the board of the California Association of Legal Document Assistants for 3 years, she was nominated to serve as Vice President in 2008. During that time, as President of the Inland Empire Chapter, she facilitated monthly educational workshops with attorneys, judges, and other professionals for the purpose of increasing professionalism in her field. Until they disbanded, she was a member of the National Association of Legal Document Preparers. While serving as an Advisory Board Member of Maric College’s Legal Document Assistant Program in Pomona, she reviewed and gave input on their curriculum and spoke to the students about the legal document assistant profession. In 2009 she became a real estate broker forming G&G Real Estate. To adhere to a higher standard of ethics, she joined the Inland Valley Association of Realtors, the California Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. She is also a notary public and member of the National Notary Association. Annette is listed in Strathmore’s Who’s Who of Business Professionals. Bonded and Registered legal document assistant: LDA#062, Riverside County, LDA#146, San Bernardino County.

Pensions, Retirement Plans and Divorce

Without a doubt, going through a divorce can take a strenuous emotional toll on your personal life. It is important to also consider, that divorce can also have a long lasting financial impact on your life. Detaching your personal assets from those of your husband or wife can be problematic when your pension plan or retirement account is included in this division. Generally, a pension or retirement funds accumulated during a marriage earned by one partner is considered a community asset in California, meaning, it belongs to both parties. Get legal advice for further understanding if needed. This is important […]

What Are Prohibited Items in California Courts

With security being at an all-time high, and even more so in governmental facilities, people may often wonder what they can and cannot take inside of a courthouse. Similar to going through a TSA check prior to a flight, almost all courthouses in California have security and screening at the front door. Because a court is a place where orders are made daily that could cause extreme emotion, dangerous situations could occur. For this reason and for the overall safety of court staff, Judges and all present, the California courts have an extensive list of what is prohibited in their […]

Do I Have To Pay Court Filing Fees In California

Court filing fees in California are not always required. The most common reason that a person filing at the Superior Courts in California would not have to pay a fee would be if they prepare and file a current fee waiver (FW-001) and it is granted and the court Judge signs or stamps an Order on Fee Waiver (FW-003).

While the Superior Courts in California have not increased their filing fees in the last few years, around 2011-2012 there were as many as 3 filing fee increases that brought the most common filing fees for most court filings to $435 in […]

Can I Serve Court Documents by Newspaper in California?

In California, there are many different methods by which a person can be served with court documents. The allowable method will vary depending on the type of case as well as some other factors such as the location of the parties, if they have previously filed documents on the case or even if you can locate them. While Serve by Publication is an available option for serving someone, it is not the first available option. The California Courts require certain tasks are completed before a serve by publication is allowed.

First off, what is “service”? With regards to the California Courts, […]

Can I file For Custody if I Wasn’t Married to the Other Parent?

For those parents who are not married, and realize that they need custody and visitation orders made, the Superior Courts of California can help. Simply put, California Superior Courts, specifically the Family Law Division, can make orders for custody and visitation for parents of minor children who are not married.

Contrary to common misconception, the process for un-married parents to obtain custody and visitation orders though the family law courts in California is a streamlined process. While there can be some variables, such as in contested cases (custody battles), the court process can potentially get parents from filing their custody petition, […]