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Florida Family Adoptions and/or Mariposa Professional Services, Inc. is NOT a law firm, it is a Legal Document Assistance company.  Marilsa (Mari) Medina and John Bayne are not attorneys.  No one employed by Florida Family Adoptions is an attorney. We cannot give you legal advice or represent you in court.

Nothing about our business name, our personal titles, i.e., “Legal Document Preparer”, “Professional Document Specialist”, “Personal Document Specialist”, “Legal Document Specialist” etc., or any written summary on this website describing the past work history or general experience and qualifications of any of our employees or owners is intended to hold himself, herself or themselves out to the public as being qualified to practice law in the State of Florida.  No one employed by or associated with Florida Family Adoptions has ever pretended to be and will never pretend to be qualified to practice law or give legal advice. No one employed by or associated with Florida Family Adoptions has taken or used, or is unlawfully using any name, title addition, or description implying that he or she is qualified, or recognized by law as qualified, to practice law in the State of Florida, because they are not.  No one associated with Florida Family Adoptions is an attorney, paralegal, legal assistant or law clerk.   Any opinion that you have formed contrary to this disclaimer and disclosure is incorrect, and you should leave this website immediately and seek the services of a licensed attorney.

When assisting clients in Florida who are Pro Se litigants working on personal legal matters themselves without using the services of an attorney, Marilsa Medina is a nonlawyer Legal Document Preparer or nonlawyer Document Specialist providing clerical services in support of pro se litigants. When serving the general public in this capacity, you will be asked to sign a document, Disclaimer As To  Services Provided, attesting to your understanding of these facts before you will receive any services.

Marilsa Medina and/or Florida Family Adoptions  can only provide self-help, nonlawyer document preparation services at your specific direction. Florida Family Adoptions strives to simplify the clerical process so that the self-help customer can handle their own legal situation in the courts if they wish.

Florida Family Adoptions and Marilsa Medina are prohibited by law from providing any legal advice or counsel, legal opinion, recommendations or explanations to anyone about any possible legal rights, defenses, selections, options or strategies or direction on how to handle their legal matter or testify in court. Florida Family Adoptions and Marilsa Medina are prohibited from suggesting, choosing or selecting legal forms for their customers. They are prohibited from engaging in a practice of law. 

Florida Family Adoptions  or Marilsa Medina will at no time review your answers to their questions or questionnaires for legal adequacy or sufficiency, nor will they use your answers to draw any legal remedies or conclusions regarding the outcome of your case. 

You are representing yourself, as a Pro-Se litigant, in any legal matter you are pursuing. If you need legal advice for that or any other legal matter, you will be referred to the Florida Bar.  

Do not interpret or conclude that any information provided on this website is legal advice because it is not. Do not conclude that anyone associated with Florida Family Adoptions is qualified to provide legal advice, because they are not.  If you are seeking any legal advice or counsel, please leave this website immediately and hire a licensed attorney. Free or low-cost legal services are available at local legal aid offices and government agencies.  You may also contact the Florida Bar directly for a referral.  We only provide an online gateway and an in-office legal document preparation service. Complicated legal matters often require an attorney, not a legal document preparation service. 

By paying for the document preparation service that Florida Family Adoptions provides, you are acknowledging the fact that you have read this Disclaimer and Disclosure, and you are NOT seeking, and we are NOT offering, legal advice or legal help, and that we are not holding ourselves out as qualified to practice law in the State of Florida.  Use of this website means you have read and fully understand the legal terminology implemented in this Disclaimer and Disclosure. 

Florida Family Adoptions, its owner/operators, Marilsa Medina or this website does not, in any shape or form, intend to create a lawyer-client relationship, and none should be inferred or assumed. We simply offer a legal document preparation service, which means you must represent yourself in your legal matter. 

This website, and the services offered by Florida Family Adoptions or Marilsa Medina are not a substitute for the services of an attorney. You are using this website at your own risk. We are not responsible for any loss, claim, liability, injury or damage related to your use of this website or any other website linked to it. This website does not offer any guarantees or warranties other than delivery of documents or forms selected by the customer.

RECOMMENDED READING:  The Florida Bar has published a consumer information pamphlet titled:  Hiring The Right Person to Help me With My Legal Problems.  This pamphlet discusses the unlicensed or unauthorized practice of law in Florida. 

Florida Family Adoptions is a nonlawyer document preparation company, not a law firm.  None of our employees are lawyers, and we cannot give legal advice or represent you in court.
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