There are a few reasons parties may want to move their family law case to a different California county. For example, maybe the petitioner originally filed the case with the wrong court. On the other hand, perhaps the parties have moved and the current court is no longer convenient. Whatever the reasons for transferring a family law case, there are specific steps you must take to do so. Read on to learn more.
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People often ask us about what is mediation and how the mediation process can benefit their legal situation. In a nutshell, mediation is a process in which a neutral third-party, referred to as the mediator, helps disputing parties voluntarily reach an agreement about issues. Mediation is often used by couples who are divorcing. For example, [...]
Pricing for Family Law Document Preparation One of the most important questions when considering getting professional help for legal document preparation service is...how much is it going to cost? All of the services offered by A People's Choice are quoted on a flat fee. This fee includes preparing the standard paperwork [...]
There are many divorce lawyers who strongly urge people to hire an attorney when filing for divorce. What most people don’t realize is that they can file for divorce without using a lawyer. Representing yourself is a cost-friendly alternative to hiring a lawyer and will save you thousands of dollars in the process. There are [...]
It is not uncommon for parents to have to return to court post divorce to have existing court orders modified due to a change of circumstances. For example, California family law courts routinely hear cases requesting a modification of child custody and spousal support, in addition to a move away order. If you are looking [...]
Pricing for Family Law Services A People’s Choice can save you hundreds of dollars by preparing your California family law documents instead of an expensive attorney! Call us for family law pricing specials! We can prepare all necessary court documents in most routine proceedings covered by the family law courts in California including: Divorce [...]
Family Law Motions and Requests For Orders (RFO's) A motion or request for order is the formal process of requesting the court for a specific ruling, action or other decision. In family law proceedings, a party can request the court intervene on certain issues when an agreement cannot be reached. Motions can be filed for [...]
California Family Law Matters The California Family Law court hears a variety of different types of proceedings. This includes matters involving terminating a marriage or domestic partnership, divorce, child custody and visitation matters, child support, spousal support, paternity and adoption in California. Any person can choose to represent themselves in their California family law [...]
Are estate planning laws the same in every state? Definitely not! That's why if you've recently moved from one state to another, let’s say North Dakota to California, you might have some reading about state specific estate planning laws ahead of you. The same goes if you own a business with outlets in many [...]
"Aging is a privilege denied to many." This saying rings so true, and we should treasure our time on this earth as we grow older. But there are also certain complications, such as elder estate planning, that come into play as we (or our loved ones) accrue more birthdays. Elder Law and estate planning [...]
How do elder law and estate planning compare? Although the two terms go hand in hand, they have significant differences. If you're in a situation where you're dealing with either—perhaps a loved one is getting older, or maybe you yourself are entering your golden years—it's crucial to learn about both. Whatever your reasons, if [...]
If you have lost a family member as an adult, then you’ve probably heard the term "probate." You may wonder, what is probate law? How does it apply to my situation? To those who are unfamiliar, probate can seem quite overwhelming and difficult. However, it doesn’t have to be. Below is a breakdown of [...]
It is very hard to deal with the loss of a loved one. There are many memories and emotions to process right after they are laid to rest. In the midst of all that, the last thing anybody wants is to have to encounter the stress of the probate process. In some cases, a [...]
The legal process of going through a divorce is never easy, especially when dealing with complicated issues and related expenses. Taking divorce action in California can be a difficult time with all the different types of paperwork to consider, and options to take with the court. This usually raises the question of whether those [...]
You've probably heard the phrase "pro bono" before, but do you know where it comes from? Pro bono derives from the Latin expression pro bono publico, which means "for the good of the public." The term is most often linked to professionals providing a service at a lowered cost or free of charge. That's [...]
Losing a loved one is a sad and difficult time. It doesn’t help that while you’re dealing with your grief, you may also have to deal with the deceased person’s estate through a legal process known as probate. Legal matters are probably the last thing on your mind, but it is often up to [...]
Anyone who has experienced a death in the family has probably heard the mysterious term "family probate court” get thrown around. But what exactly does it mean? When a loved one passes away, they leave behind a lifetime of finances. Their final bills and debts must be settled, bank accounts closed, and property distributed. [...]
Getting involved in child custody litigation is no fun, but it is some consolation that many people represent themselves in child custody cases, so it is not necessary to spend money you do not have on a lawyer. It is, however, a wise and affordable investment to have a California non-attorney legal document assistant prepare the court documents for your child custody case and navigating California child custody laws.