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.
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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.
A power of attorney is a legal document that allows you to appoint another person to manage your affairs in the event you become incapacitated. There are different types of power of attorneys. Each type permits the person you appointed, known as the "attorney-in-fact," to exercise different degrees of control over your affairs. They may be able to control your finances, make decisions about your health, or both. Most people do not realize there are different variations of this designation.
Have you found yourself needing to care for a loved one who no longer can handle their own personal needs or finances? At A People’s Choice, we have helped California residents prepare power of attorneys or file a court conservatorship so they can handle the financial and medical desires of a loved one. But here's the problem. How do you know what process will give you the authority you need to handle your loved one's affairs? The following information is aimed at helping you understand the difference between power of attorney and conservatorship,
Durable Power of Attorney A Durable Power of Attorney for Finances is an important aspect of estate planning. Sometimes an unexpected life event happens leaving a person temporarily or permanently incapacitated. This important document will make sure your personal affairs will continue to be property handled without the necessity and cost of court intervention. [...]
Probate comes with a plethora of fees, including hefty statutory attorneys' fees. However, in California, the court may also rule that estates pay "extraordinary" fees to attorneys. Learn what these fees are and how to avoid them.
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.
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!
A limited conservatorship is a legal process when a judge orders a responsible person, also called a conservator, to care for an adult who has a developmental disability (conservatee). As an illustration, an adult who has a developmental disability means they suffer from a severe or chronic disability due to a mental illness or physical [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.
Military divorce is often complicated by one spouse's potential deployment and active duty status. Read on to learn how military service impacts child custody and support orders during divorce. Then, discover free resources to help your military divorce run smoothly.
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 [...]
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.
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.
Dying without a will in California subjects your estate to California intestate succession laws. In other words, the court will distribute your property depending on your living relatives. For example, your assets may go to a spouse or your children. However, if you want your property distributed in a certain manner, contact A People's Choice today. We can help you prepare a will or other estate planning documents to protect your assets upon your death.
Are you considering your options for temporary guardianship of a minor child in California? Here are just a few of the options available to you. Once you've decided which route to take, be sure to contact A People's Choice for assistance completing and filing your legal documents!
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.
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!