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 [...]
When a loved one passes away, you may face the overwhelming task of settling their estate. Unfortunately, for some people, juggling attorney fees on top of funeral costs and other expenses can make probate an impossible task. If this sounds like a familiar situation, you may want to look into how to probate a will without a lawyer.
Filing for divorce can be expensive and time-consuming. Plus, it becomes complicated when the two parties don't agree on the issues at hand. If you're looking for a cheap, simple divorce, you may want to forego hiring an attorney. Read on for an explanation of the divorce process in California, and to determine whether you would be eligible to represent yourself in court.
Losing a close family member is difficult under any circumstances, but having to settle your newly deceased relative’s financial affairs can seem especially daunting. Being named in a family member’s will as the personal representative of his or her estate can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you are honored that you are the person your family member trusted the most to be in charge of their estate after their death, and you want to fulfill their requests to whatever extent you can. On the other hand, all the paperwork of probate can consume a lot of your time. The best solution is to hire a California legal document assistant to prepare the probate forms for your family member’s estate so that you can have peace of mind without having to spend big piles of money on a probate lawyer.
People in all tax brackets get divorced, and there are divorce lawyers to fit almost any budget. Some law firms market their services to a wealthy clientele by using such buzzwords as “high net worth divorce.” Others advertise themselves as a cheap California divorce lawyer who provides legal services to the 99%. What a so-called cheap California divorce lawyer does not tell you, though, is that getting divorced without hiring a lawyer at all is easier than you think. While some divorce law firms may provide valuable services at a reasonable price to people who really need a divorce lawyer, it is a waste of money to hire a California divorce lawyer, even a cheap one, if you do not really need one. The professional expertise you need might be that of a California legal document assistant, not a cheap California divorce lawyer, and the good news is that professional document preparation services cost a lot less than hiring a lawyer.
The time between when you file for divorce and when a judge makes that divorce official can feel endless, even if it takes less than a year. Agreeing about property division when you and your spouse disagree about almost everything else can be a challenge, but it is possible to conclude a marital settlement agreement without hiring a lawyer. The most practical choice is to hire a California legal document assistant to prepare your marital settlement agreement and other official divorce documents.
If you are involved in an uncontested divorce, even a "cheap" divorce attorney may be a HUGE waste of money! Instead, consider a DIY divorce. You can use free fill-in-the-blank legal documents from the California court system OR work with A People's Choice for assistance completing and filing the necessary forms.
If your spouse has cheated on you, you may be wondering whether their adultery is punishable by California law. Read on to learn the definition of adultery in California, state laws on adultery, and how cheating can affect divorce proceedings. Then, feel free to contact A People's Choice for assistance with completing and filing your divorce paperwork.
Financial elder abuse is a serious problem in estate planning. However, sometimes fraud is also caught after or during the probate process. Therefore, if an interested party files an action for financial elder abuse, California probate law can help rightful heirs repossess the decedent's assets.
California law does not require a full formal probate process for every estate. For small estates where there are no disputes about who should inherit property from the estate, California probate laws provide for several simplified probate alternatives. If the estate of your recently deceased family member is small enough to qualify to avoid probate, then it is not fair for you to have to pay exorbitant hourly fees to a probate lawyer just to collect your inherited money or to become the official owner of the house your parents owned when they were alive. Most people do not really need the services of a lawyer even if they have to go through full formal probate.
You do not need to hire a lawyer every time you buy a house, and most people establish themselves as the legal parents of their children without hiring a lawyer. Likewise, it is possible to complete the probate process and settle the estate of a recently deceased family member without forking over lots of money to California probate law firms. It is, however, a wise investment to hire a California legal document assistant to prepare your probate forms.