Law Office of Zaida Z. Bridgford

Solo practitioner in family law and probate matters. We believe in resolution, not litigation. We are the licensed Divorce With Dignity provider for Sacramento County.

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Firm Overview

The Law Office of Zaida Z. Bridgford is dedicated to providing professional, compassionate and effective legal assistance in all aspects of family law, restraining orders, guardianship/conservatorship , probate and general civil matters. We believe that amicable and cooperative solutions are possible within all aspects of family law. We are proud to be your partner in moving forward towards a new beginning.

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Main Office

Main Office
1104 Corporate Way
Sacramento  CA  95831

Phone
  • (916) 429-3271
Fax
  • (916) 429-3272

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Most dissolutions, paternity matters, restraining orders and guardianships. General policy: Partial payment up front, balance paid when initial documents are ready for filing.

Hourly Rates

$180.00

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday, after hours/weekend appointments available

Family
Our principal attorney, Zaida Z. Bridgford has been in family law since 2007, with over five years of service in the family law division at Sacramento Superior Court.
After five years in the family law division at Sacramento Superior Court, Ms. Bridgford has developed a very specific knowledge of how to direct a family law case from initiation to Judgment.

Family Law is the one area of law that affects litigants to their very core. It affects their home, spouse/partner, children and finances. Ms. Bridgford assisted a broad cross-section of self represented litigants in the Family Law Facilitator's Office. Some were distraught and helpless, many were frustrated and confused, and yet others were amicable and motivated to put aside their emotions so they could move forward. Regardless of where you find yourself, she feel it is her role to guide you through each step of this process.

Ms. Bridgford continues her public service by volunteering in the Family Law and Probate divisions of Sacramento Superior Court.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We are a firm that focuses on resolution, not litigation. As the only licensed network provider for Divorce with Dignity, we are committed to helping our clients move forward.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

It is not uncommon for our divorce clients to come in together. It is the firm's belief that beginning the conversation from the points the couple agree upon, brings the process closer to resolution. Each "Yes", builds upon the previous one.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

We work at different price points and we understand the client's financial position. We are willing to work with our clients to decide what cost-saving measures are worthwhile and when it is essential to have full legal representation.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Having worked for the court for over five years, the principal attorney strongly encourages clients to educate themselves. Each dissolution client leaves the office with articles and tools to explain the process moving forward.

Zaida Zuraek Bridgford




University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, CA


Juris Doctor and Certificate in Governmental Affairs, 1999


University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 1996


In her sixteen years in the legal profession, Zaida Z. Bridgford has served in all aspects of legal practice – from legal secretary, certified law student, law clerk and finally, as an attorney and solo practitioner. A graduate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, her ties to the Sacramento legal and public service community are strong. She has served in two of the three branches of state government – in the Executive Branch in the Office of Governor Gray Davis, and in the Judicial Branch at the Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento.


Prior to opening her law practice, Zaida spent five years in the Office of the Family Law Facilitator at Sacramento Superior Court. She assisted a broad cross-section of self-represented litigants and in the process, affirmed her place in the legal profession – to educate, facilitate and promote amicable resolutions to difficult problems. Her goal is to be your partner through every step in this process.


Affiliations

Divorce With Dignity – Licensed Network Provider for Sacramento County

Sacramento County Bar Association – Family Law Section, Probate & Estate Planning Section

State Bar of California – Family Law Section

Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce

Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento

St. Thomas More Society of Sacramento

Women Lawyers of Sacramento

Volunteer with Sacramento Superior Court, Family Law and Probate Divisions




License
  • Bar Number: 262177
    California , 2009
Education
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
    JD , 1999
    Certificate in Governmental Affairs

  • University of California at Berkeley
    BA - Political Science , 1996

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