About Us

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At Guideway, we are Legal Document Assistants who assist our clients in the preparation of legal documents for uncontested legal matters–those in which parties are in agreement about the division of property.

Why Guideway?

  • Our fees are significantly lower than those of attorneys. We like to think we’re making the justice system accessible to everyone.
  • One flat fee. There are never annoying add-on charges for copying, phone calls and other miscellany. Where appropriate, we also notarize documents and file them with the County Recorders’ Office.
  • Single point of contact. You’ll work with a dedicated specialist who is available for questions and support throughout the process.
  • Easier than you expected. Most of our clients tell us that the process was much easier than they expected. While you’ll need to gather the necessary information, we create the legal documents, notarize and file them with the courts.
  • Experienced professionals. We’ve been in business since 2003 and have expanded to three Bay Area offices–Dublin, Oakland and Walnut Creek. More than 60% of our business comes from referrals and repeat business.
  • Deeds. We can often complete the documents for the transfer of ownership of property to an entity or another person in a single day.
  • Living Trusts. We’re proud of our comprehensive Living Trust package that includes a Power of Attorney and Advanced Healthcare Directive. We provide a hard copy as well as a soft copy of your documents.
  • A wide range of services. We routinely do Guided Divorces, Mediation, Trusts and Deeds as well as Business Formation Packages, including LLCs. But we also provide a number of other legal services, including Guardianships, Conservatorships, Prenuptial Agreements and Name Changes. Contact us for more information about our legal services.

Many people who come to us are frustrated, having given up on confusing do-it-yourself processes. We guide our clients, assisting them with the legal forms. We also file the forms to streamline the process. It’s our job to make access to legal document easy and affordable.

OAKLAND & WALNUT CREEK OFFICES

Ian Duncan, a Bay Area native, graduate of Monte Vista High School and San Francisco State University, is the Founder of the Oakland office. Ian became a Legal Document Assistant (LDA) in 2006 and has been president of the California Association of Legal Document Assistants (CALDA) since 2012. Ian and his team take pride in providing a high level of customer service and are committed to providing affordable access to the justice system for those seeking uncontested legal services. The door to their office in Oakland’s Grand Lake neighborhood is generally open. “It’s been a great way to meet our neighbors. Word of mouth has been tremendous for us, and we know that we’re making a positive impact in our community because we hear it every day.”

OUR TEAM

Ian

Jacqueline

Jacqueline

Lynne

Lynne

Valerie

Valerie

Joan

Kathleen

Corey

Corey

DUBLIN OFFICE

Tom and Sue Goehring opened the Dublin office of California Document Preparers in 2003 and expanded to a new office in April, 2014. “We’re proud of the reputation we’ve built for exceptional customer service. Our clients know that we’re here to help with what can be a confusing process of preparing and filing legal forms. We love being able to provide a legal service that saves our clients significant time and money.” Prior to opening CDP, Tom was a VP at Emporium Capwell and held senior management positions at The North Face and Timberland; Sue spent 25 years in pharmacy management with Blue Shield and HealthNet.

Tom became a licensed Legal Document Assistant in 2003, was a founding member of the National Association of Legal Document Preparers and is now a member of California Association of Legal Document Assistants (CALDA).

Guideway Dublin Office Award

A Certificate of Patriotic Support for the Dublin Office Team

The Dublin office team frequently notarizes documents at no charge for those stationed at nearby Camp Park and provides other services at a reduced fee. Brigadier General Brentley White, the Commanding General of the US Army Reserve Unit at Camp Park awarded them a Certificate of Appreciation for Patriotic Civilian Service for bringing a level of patriotic support to all of those assigned to the 75th Training Command, Pacific Division, and all who serve within the uniformed armed services.

OUR TEAM

Tom Goehring

Tom Goehring

Sue Goehring

Sue Goehring

Val

Val