Licensed Document Assistants serving Tehachapi, Kern County, and the rest of the state.

Meet Sotero, our Tehachapi Intake Specialist and Process Server. You can reach him on his cell phone at (661)912-6376.  Sotero also serves documents in Rosamond, Lancaster, Mojave, Boron, Ridgecrest, Caliente, Bodfish, and Lake Isabella.

 

 

 

 

 

Our services

We primarily assist with family law, evictions, grandparent rights, guardianships, expungements, criminal sealing orders, name changes, and restraining orders, but through our local network of paralegals and experts, we can assist you with a wide variety of services:

Family Law Pleadings
  • All first paper documents (Petition, Summons, etc.) for initial dissolution filings
  • Disclosures (Income and Expense Declaration, Schedule of Assets and Debts, etc.)
  • Order to Show Cause filings for specific contested issues
  • All discovery documents including motions
  • Arrears, spousal support, and child support
  • Judgment packets with stipulated attachment or Marital Settlement Agreement
Evictions (Unlawful Detainers)
  • Required notices (3 day, 15 day, 30 day, and 60 day)
  • All first paper documents (Petition, Summons, etc.)
  • Replies
  • Interrogatories
  • Defaults
  • Lock-out orders
Guardianship
  • Guardianship package
  • Objection to guardianship
Criminal Matters
  • Sealing Order
  • Petition to Dismiss (Expungement)
  • Petition to Reduce Charges
  • Quash restraining order
Will Package
  • California Statutory Will
  • Power of Attorney
  • Advanced Healthcare Directive with notarization and witnesses
Other Civil Matters
  • Civil Restraining Order
  • Summons and Complaint – Limited Civil
  • Name Change
  • Other civil pleadings, answers to discovery, etc.

Court Locations

Kern County has multiple court locations.  We serve all locations in the county and prepare paperwork for cases throughout California. Cases are generally filed in the closest courthouse to the location of the litigants, but there are some exceptions for family law cases.  The following guidelines are for cases in Kern County.

Domestic Violence
  • A request for a domestic violence restraining order can be filed in any family law court.  In Kern County, this includes the Bakersfield Branch, Delano Branch, Shafter Branch, Ridgecrest Branch, and the Mojave Branch.  Tehachapi cases are usually filed in the Mojave Branch.
Civil Cases
  • Evictions, Civil Restraining Orders, Civil Suits, and related matters in Tehachapi are filed in the Mojave courthouse at 1773 State Highway 58 Business as are Mojave, California City, Willow Springs, and Rosamond matters.
  • Evictions, Civil Restraining Orders, Civil Suits, and related matters in Bakersfield are filed in Bakersfield courthouse at 1415 Truxtun Ave. as are evictions in surrounding areas of the county that are near Bakersfield, such as Oildale, Greenacres, and Rosedale.
  • Evictions, Civil Restraining Orders, Civil Suits, and related matters in Lamont are filed in the Lamont courthouse at 12022 Main Street as are Taft evictions and areas around Taft because the Taft courthouse is currently closed.  This generally includes McKittrick, Derby Acres, Valley Acres, New Cuyama, San Emidio, Lebec, and Maricopa.
  • Evictions, Civil Restraining Orders, Civil Suits, and related matters in Shafter and evictions in Wasco and Palmo are filed in the Shafter courthouse at 325 Central Valley Hwy.
  • Evictions, Civil Restraining Orders, Civil Suits, and related matters in Ridgecrest are filed in the Ridgecrest courthouse at 132 E Coso Avenue as are evictions in China Lake, Indian Wells, and Inyokern.
  • Evictions, Civil Restraining Orders, Civil Suits, and related matters in Lake Isabella are filed in the Kern River courthouse at 7046 Lake Isabella Blvd. as are evictions for Wofford Heights, Kernville, Mountain Mesa, Weldon, and Bodfish
  • Evictions, Civil Restraining Orders, Civil Suits, and related matters in Delano are filed in the Delano courthouse at 1122 Jefferson Street as are evictions in McFarland, Jasmin, Pond, Earlimart, and Richgrove.
Family Law
  • A divorce or other family law matter in Tehachapi is filed in the Mojave courthouse at 1773 State Highway 58 Business as are Mojave divorces, California City divorces, Willow Springs divorces, and Rosamond divorces.
  • A divorce or other family law matter in Bakersfield is filed in the Bakersfield courthouse at 1215 Truxtun Ave. as are divorces in surrounding areas of the county that are near Bakersfield, such as Oildale, Greenacres, and Rosedale.
  • A divorce in Lamont, Taft, or surrounding areas, such as McKittrick, Derby Acres, Valley Acres, New Cuyama, San Emidio, Lebec, and Maricopa are also filed in the Bakersfield courthouse because the Taft courthouse is currently closed and the Lamont courthouse does not have a Family Law clerk, so there are no divorces or other family law matters in the Lamont courthouse.
  • A divorce in Shafter and divorces in Wasco and Palmo are filed in the Shafter courthouse at 325 Central Valley Hwy.
  • A divorce in Ridgecrest is filed in the Ridgecrest courthouse at 132 E Coso Avenue as are divorces in China Lake, Indian Wells, and Inyokern.
  • A divorce in Lake Isabella and divorces for surrounding areas, such as Wofford Heights, Kernville, Mountain Mesa, Weldon, and Bodfish are filed in the Ridgecrest courthouse at 132 E Coso Avenue because the Kern River courthouse does not have a Family Law clerk.
  • A divorce Delano is filed in the Delano courthouse at 1122 Jefferson Street as are divorces in McFarland, Jasmin, Pond, Earlimart, and Richgrove.