California Miscellaneous Legal Archives: General legal news, resources and more for consumers seeking general information about miscellaneous California legal matters not covered by a more specific category on our blog.

What is a Medallion Guarantee?

A medallion guarantee, also referred to as a medallion signature guarantee, is used when buying or selling physical stock and bond certificates. A medallion guarantee is used to prove that the stock or bond owner has the right to sign over his/her rights to the assets being sold. A medallion guarantee may also be used [...]

By | January 15th, 2017|Estate Planning, Miscellaneous|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, [...]

Legal Service Industry Benefits From Technology

Advances in technology have prompted legal service providers in California and elsewhere to evolve the delivery of legal services to meet their client’s needs. This includes creating solutions to communicate with clients through secure online portals and social media networks. From holding virtual meetings to utilizing software for legal document preparation, technology is dramatically impacting [...]

By | November 11th, 2016|Legal Document Assistants, Miscellaneous|0 Comments

How to Get an Apostille in California

You have been told you need to get an apostille in California. Like many others, you may not know what that is or what it means. The literal meaning of an apostille is certification. The word stems from the Hague Convention, a treaty between over 100 countries. This treaty allows documents issued in one country to [...]

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 [...]

The Importance of a Promissory Note When Loaning Money

Have you ever heard the expression, “never loan money to family or a friend”? Loaning money to a friend or family member can create a sensitive situation and has broken many friendships as well as created family rifts. A person who loans money to someone else wants to make sure that the money they loan [...]

By | April 17th, 2016|Business, Civil litigation, Miscellaneous|2 Comments

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 [...]

How to Collect A Judgment in California

Collecting a judgment in California is not always a simple process. Depending on the nature of the judgment debtor’s assets, the judgment creditor may face several challenges in collecting the judgement. Read on to learn more about how to collect a judgment in California. California Judgment Collection Laws If you win a civil lawsuit, and [...]

By | October 5th, 2015|Civil litigation, Miscellaneous|0 Comments

How to File A Petition for Expungement in California

Being charged with a crime in California is never a pleasant ordeal. In addition to the fines, jail time, and burdensome court obligations, you have to think about your reputation. Criminal charges have personal and professional consequences. Thanks to the laws of California, individuals with criminal records can “clean their slate” through the process of [...]

By | July 10th, 2015|Miscellaneous|2 Comments

How To Represent Yourself In Court

California does not require the presence of a lawyer in court cases. This means that choosing to represent yourself is an option. Here is what you need to know about which types of cases are best when acting as your own lawyer and what you will need to prepare. Some court cases that are ideal for representing yourself [...]

By | March 12th, 2015|California Courts, Miscellaneous|0 Comments