How to Petition for Visitation in Guardianship Case

An interested party who wants to get an order for visitation in guardianship can petition the court for a visitation order. Generally speaking, most courts require the Petition be filed using local forms. This means that the process is not the same for every county and care should be taken to make sure the documents [...]

By | June 11th, 2017|Family Law, Guardianship|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

LDAs Open the Door to Affordable Legal Services

Legal document assistants (also known as LDAs) open the door to affordable legal services by providing low-cost self-help document preparation service to California residents. At A People’s Choice, for over 35 years, we have helped individuals, families, and businesses draft documents to get a divorce, settle child custody disputes and visitation, help with estate planning, [...]

Tips on Price Shopping For Legal Services

Price shopping for legal services is often frowned upon by attorneys. Most attorneys refuse to provide quotes for legal services when they believe a prospective client is price shopping. Most people don’t realize, however, that with the help of a legal document preparer they can get favorable legal results without spending thousands of dollars. Read [...]

Temporary Guardianship Options in California

Single parents and parents with serious health conditions are often faced with considering temporary or long-term guardianship options for their minor children. A guardianship is a legal process when the care and control of a minor child has been formally relinquished to another person. There are situations, however, when a temporary guardianship is needed.  Below [...]

By | August 9th, 2016|Guardianship|6 Comments

Do I Need to Hire an Attorney?

People often are looking for inexpensive options to handle legal procedures and ask us "do I need to hire an attorney?" Hiring an attorney is a personal decision, however in many circumstances, the answer is  no.  Yes, there are complex legal issues that need the advice and experience of a seasoned licensed attorney. Likewise, there [...]

Types of Guardianship for Minors in California

When establishing guardianship for minors in California, it is important to understand the different options available and how each affects the legal rights of the parties involved. There are two primary types of guardianship for minor children: informal guardianship and legal guardianship. When do you need to establish formal legal guardianship of a minor? When can you use alternative guardianship forms such as a Guardianship Authorization or Caregiver Authorization Affidavit? Read on to learn more about the different types of guardianship for minor children, what forms are required, and how A People’s Choice can help you set up a guardianship. […]

By | January 10th, 2016|Family Law, Guardianship|101 Comments