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Benefits of Durable Power of Attorney and Advance Healthcare Directive

By |2020-08-31T07:55:42-07:00August 31st, 2020|Conservatorship, Estate Planning|

Have you made specific plans for your medical needs and family in the case of your incapacitation? Unfortunately, unexpected accidents and emergencies happen, so it's important to be prepared for the worst. Read on to learn more about two of the most common legal tools to protect your wishes, should you become unable to express them in the future.

Choosing an Advance Healthcare Directive Agent

By |2020-05-24T10:56:53-07:00May 24th, 2020|Estate Planning|

Electing an advance healthcare directive agent is an important estate planning step all older adults should be taking. However, how do you know who to choose and what they'll be doing? In this article we discuss the actions advance healthcare directive agents can take, and the qualifications you should consider before electing them.

Advance Healthcare Directive

By |2021-01-15T11:46:48-08:00December 7th, 2015|

Advance Healthcare Directive An Advance Healthcare Directive is now the legally recognized format for a living will in California and allows you to do more than the traditional living will. A living will only states your desire to decline life-sustaining treatment if you are terminally ill or permanently unconscious. An Advance Healthcare [...]

Creating A California Advance Healthcare Directive

By |2018-01-18T15:48:01-08:00July 11th, 2014|Estate Planning|

You sometimes hear a case on the news where a family has a member who is in a coma or is otherwise medically unresponsive or incapacitated, and there is a great debate about what to do with the patient. It is often a guessing game as to the patient’s wishes in a situation like this, [...]

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By |2021-01-13T14:03:45-08:00January 13th, 2021|

Legal Documents - Without the Lawyers Since 1980, A People's Choice has been dedicated to providing low-cost, self-help legal document assistance in California for divorce, family law matters, probate, estate planning, stepparent & adult adoption, name change, civil litigation, guardianship, conservatorship, incorporation, real property deeds and other types of legal form preparation and filing [...]

How to Obtain Conservatorship in California

By |2020-12-03T15:27:04-08:00December 2nd, 2020|Conservatorship|

Faced with the complex process of a California conservatorship? One of the first steps of obtaining conservatorship in California is understanding the process. Then, you must complete complicated petition documents. Need help with this step? Be sure to contact A People's Choice for low cost, attorney-free assistance.

Our California Estate Planning Services

By |2021-01-19T08:20:19-08:00October 4th, 2020|

California Estate Planning Documents: Living Trust, Will, Directive and Other Estate Planning Services Planning for your estate with properly prepared estate planning documents is important for everyone, from the single mother with a young child, to the mature couple who have the opportunity to enjoy life a little more leisurely. Start My Estate Plan [...]

California Living Trust Checklist

By |2021-01-15T11:41:48-08:00August 22nd, 2020|Estate Planning|

With our living trust preparation checklist, a DIY trust is possible! Plus, by working with a registered legal document assistant such as A People's Choice, you can avoid high attorney's fees for help drafting your trust. Read on for our complete California living trust checklist and to learn more about the necessary actions that come along with writing a trust.

How a California Durable Power of Attorney Can Help You Plan for the Future

By |2020-08-16T08:06:56-07:00August 16th, 2020|Estate Planning|

Did you know that a durable power of attorney is different from a power of attorney document? Believe it or not, a California durable power of attorney helps you plan for your future under different circumstances. Read on to learn more about the benefits of a durable power of attorney, what it means, and how A People's Choice can assist with your estate planning needs.

Comparing Transfer on Death Deeds vs. Living Trusts for Estate Planning – Which is Right for You?

By |2020-08-13T12:10:35-07:00August 13th, 2020|Estate Planning, Real Property|

Are you considering whether a transfer on death deed or a living trust is right for your estate planning needs? In this article, we outline the benefits of both of these estate planning tools so you can determine which is best for you. However, if you have more questions, always feel free to reach out to A People's Choice to learn more.

Living Will vs. Living Trust – What’s the Difference?

By |2020-08-05T11:55:03-07:00August 5th, 2020|Estate Planning|

When it comes to estate planning, everyone should have the proper legal documents in place to ensure their property and assets are distributed according to their wishes upon death. However, there are a plethora of estate planning forms, and it can be difficult to know which is best for you. Therefore, it's important to educate yourself on what each document means. For example, you should be familiar with the legal implications of a living will vs. living trust!

The Importance and Purpose of Single Parent Estate Planning

By |2020-07-31T09:02:27-07:00July 31st, 2020|Estate Planning, Family Law|

As a single parent, it's important to plan for the worst to ensure your children's protection in case of an emergency. For example, a power of attorney can appoint a trusted friend or family member to handle your finances. Plus, you may want to choose a guardian for your children in the case of your incapacitation or untimely death. Read on for more tips on making these important decisions.

How to Get a Last Will – Quick and Easy!

By |2020-07-23T11:28:03-07:00July 23rd, 2020|Estate Planning|

Did you know EVERYONE should have a last will? Not only will it ensure your wishes are followed after your death, but it will also save your family members time and money. Luckily, you don't have to spend thousands of dollars on attorneys fees to write a will. Instead, follow these three steps to create a will with A People's Choice!

A Do-it-Yourself Living Trust is Easier Than You Think

By |2020-06-02T17:34:50-07:00June 2nd, 2020|Estate Planning|

Many wealthy people hire estate planning lawyers to set up living trusts for them; these trusts allow the estate to avoid probate and the taxes that go along with it. Placing your assets in a trust, avoiding probate, and sidestepping estate taxes are not just strategies for multimillionaires and their expensive estate planning lawyers. All you need to get your do-it-yourself living trust started is a registered legal document assistant and a healthy fear of probate and all its unnecessary expenses.

Quick Start My Estate Plan

By |2020-04-28T18:32:04-07:00April 28th, 2020|

Welcome to our Quick Start Estate Planning Interview Start My Estate Plan! People often think setting up an estate plan is complicated and expensive. Nowadays people have several low-cost options. Take advantage of our free estate planning interview portal and see for yourself just how simple and convenient our [...]

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Free Five-Step Estate Planning Checklist

By |2020-04-28T12:00:31-07:00April 27th, 2020|Estate Planning|

Estate planning is imperative for anyone looking to ensure the well-being of their family members after their death. In fact, we always recommend that our clients create an estate plan. Therefore, in order to help out with this daunting process, we've created a free checklist for your reference. Read on to learn how to use it!

Do I Need to Hire an Attorney?

By |2020-04-05T10:39:19-07:00April 19th, 2020|Adoption, Business, Civil litigation, Conservatorship, Estate Planning, Family Law, Guardianship, Legal Document Assistants, Name Change, Probate, Real Property, Miscellaneous|

Hiring an attorney for a routine legal matter can cost you thousands of dollars of unnecessary costs. Luckily, A People's Choice has over 30 years of experience assisting clients with divorce, probate, adoption, and a plethora of legal proceedings. Read on to learn more about how you can hire an experienced registered legal document assistant and avoid hiring a costly attorney.

Paralegal vs Legal Document Assistant – Which One Do I Need?

By |2020-04-03T16:42:10-07:00April 4th, 2020|Legal Document Assistants, Miscellaneous|

What is a legal document assistant and how does it compare to a paralegal? Believe it or not, hiring a legal document assistant can help you save thousands of dollars you would otherwise waste on an attorney! To help you determine which process is better for you, we've outlined from A to Z everything a legal document assistant can do.

Prepare Living Trust Without Attorney Using Legal Document Assistant Service

By |2020-03-29T17:25:35-07:00March 26th, 2020|Videos|

As we get older, we tend to spend more time thinking about our estate plans, what we leave to our children, and our legacy. However, oftentimes the cost of preparing estate plan paperwork with an attorney pushes this item to the back burner. Looking to prepare a living trust for a fraction of the cost? Here is the story of how one woman did just that - and saved $500!

Preparing Forms for a Living Trust in California

By |2020-01-02T10:46:42-08:00October 27th, 2019|Estate Planning|

Estate planning on your part will make life easier for your family when it is time to settle your estate. Writing a will is a good start, but having a will doesn't avoid probate if your estate has a value of $166,250 Creating the required forms for a living trust, also known as a revocable trust, is an easy solution to this problem. A trust enables your trust assets to pass directly to your heirs, avoiding probate altogether.