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Linda Calderon Garrett

Linda Calderon Garrett

Law Office of Linda C. Garrett
  • Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family Law
  • California
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Summary

I provide consultations and legal coaching (limited-scope services) to individuals throughout all counties of California in the areas of consumer law, family law, distressed mortgages and Chapter 7 bankruptcy. My legal fees are fixed so there are no surprises. My fees are simply based on the time needed by my clients--no more, no less.

I also assist California-based clients with document-preparation primarily in the areas of family law and estate planning. The difference between my document preparation services and the services provided on the internet--is that the documents are personally reviewed and approved by me, a California licensed attorney. This way, you feel confident that your legal documents are prepared correctly and accurately by a licensed attorney.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Divorce and Family Law (All Types)
  • Divorce (included same-sex marriages)
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Custody
  • Child Support
  • Visitation
  • Spousal Support
  • Property Division
  • QDROs
  • Step-Parent Adoptions
  • Modification of All Types of Orders
  • Guardianships
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
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U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Law Office of Linda C. Garrett
Current
Education
New College of California School of Law
J.D. | Public Interest Law
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San Diego State University
B.A.
Honors: Dean's List
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Awards
A+ Certification
Better Business Bureau--Greater Bay Area
Award for A+ rating since opening practice.
Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 214521
Member
Current
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National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)
Member
Current
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National Association of Consumer Advocates
Member
Current
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American Association of Justice
Member
Current
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American Bar Association (ABA)
Member
Current
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Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF)
Member
Current
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Solano County Bar Association
Member
Current
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BASF Volunteer Legal Services Program (VLSP)
Member
Current
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BASF Consumer Defense and Advocacy
Member
Current
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Certifications
Green Office
Greenline Paper Company
Legal Answers
10 Questions Answered

Q. I filed divorce papers about 10 years ago, then never did anything after that-can I use those same papers today?
A: If you filed 10 years ago, probably not--assuming, of course, that you did as you say, "never did anything after that." Usually, the court's close cases that become stale, such as yours. I recommend you speak with an attorney before filing your paperwork as there are new issues that need to be addressed since 10 years have elapsed. If you can't afford to hire an attorney, know that there are many attorneys that provide limited-scope legal services, such as coaching services.
Q. If i have already signed a settlement for my divorce is it possible to reopen it for review & changes?
A: First and foremost, what does the settlement say? That is the starting point; second, how much time has elapsed?, third, were you represented by legal counsel at the time of settlemenet? The reason I am asking questions, instead of answering them is because there are many factors to be considered. Your question cannot yield a simple "yes" or "no" response. The answer solely depends on the unique facts of your case. Many attorneys provide 20-30 free consultations. Recommend you speak with one. Also, if you can't afford legal counsel, many atorneys provide limited-scope coachingn legal services. Good luck.
Q. Hi I want to change my last name back after divorce ..What form or forms do I need and general cost to file? thanks !!
A: Depending on how long ago the divorce was finalized, there is a remote change that someone can go back to family court to request the name change. For example, did the original Petition or Answer check the box for a request for name change? If so, then this issue has not been resolved. That would be the quickest and cheapest way to proceed. If the former option is not available, then an individual submit a petition for name change. All forms are available at the Judicial council's website. google "Judicial Council of California." Some attorneys assist with preparing the forms; therefore, consider all your options before taking the next step. Also, many attorneys provide 20-30 minute free consultations. Recommend you speak to an attorney on this issue. He/she may be able to steer you in the right direction before you take the next step.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Linda C. Garrett
Physical Office Address
California Business Center
1261 Travis Blvd
#330-C
Fairfield, CA 94533
Toll-Free: (800) 273-6350
Telephone: (707) 430-0091
Law Office of Linda C. Garrett
Mailing Address
2401 Waterman Blvd
Suite 4-PMB#182
Fairfield, CA 94534