Legal Blog – Helping People Represent Themselves in Legal Matters

Welcome to our online legal blog! This blog is designed for people who: want to save money are not afraid of the legal system, and want to learn how to handle their legal matter without hiring an attorney. You will find our legal blog a great source of legal information and news. Several new articles [...]

File Probate in Santa Barbara County

Do you need to file probate in Santa Barbara County? At A People’s Choice, we can help you file a Santa Barbara County probate and save the estate thousands of dollars in the process. You have probably discovered that hiring a Santa Barbara probate attorney is very expensive. This is in large part due to [...]

By | March 26th, 2017|Probate|0 Comments

How to File Probate in Kern County

If you need to file probate in Kern County, contact A People’s Choice for help. We can help you save the beneficiaries and the estate thousands of dollars in doing so. Kern County probate attorneys are expensive. This is in large part due to California allowing attorneys to charge what is known as "probate statutory [...]

By | March 26th, 2017|Probate|0 Comments

How to Establish Paternity in California

The process of how to establish paternity in California is not necessarily complicated, but it is important. Establishing paternity is the process of determining the legal (biological) father of a child. In most cases, if the parents are married to each other, paternity is automatically established. However, when a couple is not married (unwed), the [...]

By | March 26th, 2017|Family Law|0 Comments

Adopting an Adult in California

We often receive calls from people inquiring about adopting an adult in California. Believe it or not, it is fairly common for an older adult to adopt a younger adult in California. Doing so creates a legal parent-child relationship. Adult adoption helps simplify complicated estate planning issues. For example, a party can make sure his/her [...]

By | March 25th, 2017|Adoption|0 Comments

How to Change Your Name in California

Each year, many people change their names in California. Name changes are quite simple and do not need the services of an attorney but the process is somewhat complex. With this in mind, filing a California name change is fairly simple and inexpensive if you use a legal document assistant with experience in name change [...]

By | March 25th, 2017|Name Change|0 Comments

How to File Probate in California

Losing a love one can be devastating. While most families grieve their loss, those left behind must also figure out what to do with their loved one’s estate. To distribute assets of a deceased person’s estate to his/her loved ones, a petition for probate must be filed with California court (if assets are held outside [...]

By | March 25th, 2017|Probate|0 Comments

Reasons to Have a Trust as Part of Your Estate Plan

Having a trust isn’t only for the rich and famous. A trust can help you manage your assets while living as well as avoid probate upon your death. There are many financial and privacy benefits associated with trusts. Read on to learn about the many reasons to have a trust. What is a Trust? [...]

By | March 25th, 2017|Probate|0 Comments

Breaking a Lease Due to Domestic Violence

Unfortunately, many domestic violence victims believe they cannot break their lease and move away from their abuser. Civil Code section 1946.7 allows breaking a lease due to domestic violence in California. Under this statute, a survivor of domestic violence can provide his/her landlord with a 14-day notice of his/her intent to break the lease agreement. [...]

By | March 25th, 2017|Domestic Violence|0 Comments

How to File for Guardianship in California

Trying to find out how to file for guardianship in California? This article will provide some basic guidelines regarding the California guardianship process. If you would like to apply for guardianship in California, you must complete many forms and file them with at your local courthouse. To begin the process, you must first decide the [...]

By | March 22nd, 2017|Guardianship|0 Comments

How to Correct an Error on a California Deed

It is common for people to make mistakes on their deeds. Fortunately, in California, property owners can use a Corrective Deed to correct any error to a recorded deed. Errors should be corrected as soon as possible. Doing so will reduce setbacks in the transfer of real property later on. Read on to learn more [...]

By | March 6th, 2017|Real Property|0 Comments