My name is Marilsa (Mari) Medina, and I am the owner of Florida Document Specialists. I provide affordable self-help, nonlawyer document preparation and clerical assistance to pro-se customers throughout Florida who have chosen to prepare their legal documents, forms and paperwork on their own without the assistance of an attorney.
I specialize in preparing documents for
Florida stepparent and relative child adoptions.
Our most popular document packets include:
We are not a virtual Internet provider. We are fortunate and blessed to be able to work from our own office in the Professional Building in Daytona Beach, where we enjoy the services of professional receptionists and the comfort and convenience of a very nice conference room if needed. We prefer to meet all of our customers personally either at our office, or at a location of their choosing. I will travel statewide for no additional charge to facilitate the delivery or finalization of documents. All notarial services are included at no extra charge.
Here is a little bit about me and my
My name is Marilsa Torres Medina
I am an owner of Florida Document
Specialists and Florida Family Adoptions. If you hire our business,
you will work directly with me from start to finish.
I am not an attorney, but I have worked
for attorneys most all of my adult life, mostly as an adoption
paralegal or adoption program specialist. After concluding a very
rewarding career, I have decided to work for you.
I was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico, and
I graduated with honors with a Bachelor's Degree from the University
of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras.
I was introduced to legal work in
Connecticut in 1982 and continued working exclusively in this field
after I relocated to New York in 1987 and until my move to Florida in
1997. I have devoted the last 25+ years to primarily serving in the
I am fully bilingual in the Spanish and
English languages. I was previously certified in the State of
Connecticut as a Simultaneous Courtroom Interpreter.
After many years of service as a legal
assistant and paralegal, I occupied the position of Director of
Program Development for a large Orlando, Florida adoption agency from
2006-2010. During my tenure as the Director of Program Development, I
was invited by an adjunct professor at Barry School of Law in
Orlando, Florida to lecture for four semesters on Practical Adoption
Procedures and Processing to law students enrolled in the adoption
From 2005 until 2010, I served on the Board of Jeremiah’s Child, a foster-care ministry, as its Program Director, and from 2003 to 2009 I served on the Board of Directors of Mary’s Shelter, a maternity home for adoption-minded women out of Altamonte Springs, Florida until its closing in 2009. From 2009 to 2011, I served as a Director at Large for the Florida Adoption Council (FAC).
In my free time, I enjoy reading and
weekend getaways when work allows. One of my passions is the
prevention of animal cruelty, and I strongly advocate for pet
adoptions through rescue organizations or no-kill shelters.
Currently, I am the owner of Mariposa
Professional Services, Inc., which is a registered Florida
corporation in good standing. I operate Florida Document Specialists
and Florida Family Adoptions under the umbrella of my corporation.
I am dedicated to serving Florida residents by offering quality, nonlawyer legal document preparation assistance at an affordable price.