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What Our Clients Say About Us

These ladies are by far the most professional, efficient, caring, hard working, intelligent, personable, knowledgeable, effective legal help I have ever encountered. I HIGHLY recommend them if you need legal help for trust deeds.

Craig C.

Reaching a decision to divorce is an extremely stressful time. During that time one is faced with the decision of legal counsel as well. Having selected Laguna Legal for divorce mediation was the best choice we made. All transactions ran smoothly and without failure from beginning to end. We left feeling well informed and confident in our decisions. I have since referred Ellie to several people and will use Ellie for all of my legal document needs.

Sally G.

I was talking to a friend of mine and was telling her about some of the challenges I was having setting up my non-profit corporation. My friend suggested I give Ellie a call. I called Ellie, told her what I needed, and she took over and handled everything. I wish I had known about Laguna Legal sooner, she did an excellent job, was fast and made my life a whole lot easier.

Nicole L.

Happy new year to you Ellie. Life is good. My divorce is final on the 20th of this month. It seems odd that I don’t have to go to court or anything for this to be truly finalized. All I have to do is wait for January 20th and I’m a free man!

Brad G.

 Ellie, Thank you for helping my wife and me with our small claims paperwork against a dog kennel where our dog became sick and required medical treatment. This was our very first experience with the legal system and you professional help and relaxed atmosphere was greatly appreciated.

Bill A.

These ladies are by far the most professional, efficient, caring, hard working, intelligent, personable, knowledgeable, effective legal help I have ever encountered. I HIGHLY recommend them if you need legal help for trust deeds.

Peter F.

Everything went well and I am a happy customer! I have recommended you already for a Pre-Nup to my soon to be wed friend. I will need one soon also! Thanks!

Dana R.

Life can be difficult at times especially when entering the journey of DIVORCE. Mine was no different. My ex & I had a lot of THINGS to work out. To give you just one example he & I split up ALL the items in Our JUNK drawer, that’s right half the rubber bands & twist ties for him & the other half for me. So you can imagine how difficult it was to divide kids, properties & investments. WE are so blessed Ellie came into our life & got us through all the anger & issues that 23 years can bring to the table. It’s 5 years later & we survived & actually are quite social to one another. I would recommend Ellie to anyone who needs guidance & knowledge to keep one another focused on the big picture.

Cindy A.

 Ellie has been providing me with excellent service since 2003. Thanks to her, my divorce was a breeze. She has prepared and filed for a number of different legal documents over the years, and I’m always impressed by her professionalism and experience. Recently she did a credit repair for me and my score went up by 90 points. I’m very thankful she has made such significant difference in my life.


I contacted Ellie to mediate my legal separation/divorce. She is very patient & helpful at explaining the procedures necessary to get the process going. After my husband & I filled out our paperwork individually, she drafted a marital settlement agreement. We met her in her office that’s conveniently located with plenty of parking. She went over each section of the document, made changes that we agreed upon & printed the final document. We both were satisfied, so we signed & were done within a few hours. She always makes time to listen & gives good advise. I plan to use her services for a new living trust as well. Ellie made a hurtful time of my life not so painful. Thank you.


Amazing experience. Ellie was very helpful and fair during our divorce. She kept everyone calm, explained our options very clearly, and the allowed the opportunity to get through the most difficult time in our lives. I could not ask for more…and all at a reasonable price


 Laguna Legal…Thanks for going to bat for me.  Ellie and her team are the first legal professionals that have actually seemed to care about me and have given me hope. Sometimes hope is all someone has left! I’m grateful for you.


Laguna Legal was excellent in the handling and mediation of my divorce and marital separation contract. I had been referred to Ellie by a colleague at work who had used her previously for her own divorce mediation. Ellie treated my ex-wife and myself in a friendly, but professional manner. They were careful not to show bias to either side. At times the negotiations got emotional and tenuous but Ellie, being the pro that she is, was careful to counsel us on how to continue to navigate through the difficult time and reach productive compromises that were fair and equitable. Point being, everyone’s lives are changed significantly in a divorce and the sooner the two sides accept that things will be different for them going forward, the better. There is no “winner” in a divorce. Laguna Legal made the experience much more palatable and smooth. It took us six sessions (perhaps more than average) to get through the entire process, but we still saved thousands of dollars in legal fees and a great deal of typical attorney “process/delay” time. In a month and a half our marital separation contract was agreed to, signed and filed with the courts

Brian S.

Ellie and Laguna Legal were a blessing in my divorce process. I was referred by my marriage counselor, who had heard good things about her service. He was completely right. Ellie was very kind and considerate from beginning to end, providing clear instructions, giving us time to work on issues on our own or together and helping us work through the tough decisions. I was very happy with her candid and calm explanations, which were clearly gained through many years of experience. She helped us both better understand how to work together and accept middle ground to finalize our divorce. She saved me a ton of money that I would have spent on hiring several lawyers between us. An acquaintance of mine is going to be filing for divorce soon, so I am definitely going to suggest he contact Ellie. Thank you so much Ellie and Laguna Legal.

Dan S.

Accolades and Kudos to Ellie and her team at Laguna Legal! I must say, the circumstances that led me to search out Ellie were not anything I would have imagined for myself just a short year ago. Divorce is usually not a happy or pleasant thing. That said, Ellie and her amazing assistant, Billie, helped me and my very-soon-to-be ex-husband get through a very difficult and challenging experience. Ellie helped us with our divorce, from beginning to end, including the division of our home that we owned, as well as three separate QDRO’s…that is, retirement and pension accounts. She and Billie both took the time, separately and together, to field and answer our questions, patiently guide us, until ALL PARTIES were satisfied. I was referred to Ellie and Laguna Legal from a good friend who, unfortunately, went through a divorce also. I have, in turn, recommended her to several people I know, more than one of whom have already used Laguna Legal, and came away MORE THAN SATISFIED! Thank You Ellie, Billie and Laguna Legal, for helping me get through the most challenging experience in my life!

Patty R.

I can’t say enough good things about Laguna Legal! Their pricing is great and their service is even better. I had Ellie and her assistant not only handle my divorce, but help with credit repair and the division of 401K (QDRO). They were always helpful and expedient, even following up on weekends and after business hours. Ellie is very patient and takes the time to walk you through the steps and processes, you may encounter along the way. She’s very thorough and understanding of your situation.

Dan K.

What Laguna Legal did to resolve my divorce issues, lawyers and $100,000 plus couldn’t do in four years! Within two hours, Ellie Ortiz successfully guided my ex-husband and me through our differences and we were able to reach mutual agreements on numerous issues. She eliminated the need for court appearances and filed all of our court documents, saving us thousands of dollars and months of legal red tape and stress. Her professional and tactful demeanor will earn the trust of the most difficult of clients. I can’t recommend Laguna Legal highly enough!

Kristen Wiggins

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Our Legal Services

With our help, you and your spouse will work through the issues that need to be resolved so that your marriage can end as amicably and cost effectively as possible. 

We will prepare and file all necessary paperwork and serve all parties.  The entire process can be discussed in a Consultation prior to engaging our services. 

Save your loved ones the cost, stress and delay of going through the legal process. Learn more about how we can help you with your Living Trust.

We will aggressively work to have negative, false or damaging information removed from your credit report. Learn more about our costs and process.

Contact us to schedule a Consultation meeting if you would like to discuss the requirements for a Corporation in your state.

Will will help you to setup everything you need to open a new business, and even a bank account for the newly formed LLC business.

Our Eviction/Unlawful Detainer service helps you during the legal process by which a landlord may terminate a tenant’s right to remain on the property. 

Probate is the judicial process that distributes a person’s assets after they die.  In most states, probate is required even if there is a Will. 

For our full involvement throughout the custody process until the custody is finalized or our office is no longer needed.

 Learn how to receive full assistance with all paperwork and our mediation services to assist you with a Stipulation.

Real Estate Documents

We are experts at preparing  accommodation deeds in all California counties as well as out of state. We have built successful relationships with many escrow companies.

We are experts at preparing  accommodation deeds in all California counties as well as out of state. We have built successful relationships with many escrow companies.

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We’ve been providing Southern California with Excellent Legal Document and Divorce Mediation services since 1998.

We service the following counties: Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Kern, Santa Barbara, Ventura and Imperial.

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Laguna Legal Headquarters
24800 Chrisanta Drive, Suite 200
Mission Viejo, CA 92691




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Bonded and Certified Legal Document Assistant, LDA #267. We are not attorneys and cannot give legal advice. A Legal Document Assistant provides only self help service to a member of the public who is representing him/her self in a legal matter. We are, however, very experienced and knowledgeable in preparation of living trusts, deeds and other legal documents including divorce mediation. We work closely with several attorneys who can give you the legal advice you need.