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Financial Power of Attorney

By |2021-03-07T19:42:39-08:00March 1st, 2021|

California Financial Power of Attorney Create your financial power of attorney today This important document makes sure your personal affairs can be property handled without the delay and cost of court intervention. The attorney-in-fact you appoint has the authority to do some or all of the following: Use your assets [...]

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What is a durable power of attorney for healthcare?

By |2021-02-26T13:45:28-08:00February 26th, 2021||

The Advance Healthcare Directive has also replaced the Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare (or “DPAHC”) as the legally recognized document for appointing a health care agent in California. The Advance Healthcare Directive allows you to do more than a DPAHC. An Advance Healthcare Directive permits you not only to appoint an agent, but also to give instructions about your [...]

Difference Between Power of Attorney and Conservatorship

By |2021-02-23T08:03:20-08:00February 18th, 2021|Conservatorship, Estate Planning|

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,

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.

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.

Power of Attorney – What it Can and Cannot Do

By |2019-06-01T10:45:48-07:00June 1st, 2019|Estate Planning|

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.

Durable Power of Attorney

By |2021-03-01T20:04:13-08:00December 7th, 2015|

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. [...]

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.

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!

Powers of a Limited Conservatorship

By |2018-01-18T15:46:48-08:00June 28th, 2016|Conservatorship|

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 [...]

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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 Obtain a Divorce Certificate in California

By |2021-03-29T05:46:33-07:00March 26th, 2021|Divorce|

Every divorce story is unique. Maybe you'd been married for a year, or perhaps your marriage lasted for several decades. Perhaps you have children, or maybe you only have pets. Maybe you’re heartbroken, or maybe you’re relieved—or perhaps you feel a bit of both. However you got here, you’ve now found yourself in a situation [...]

What Is California Probate Code?

By |2021-03-08T06:02:19-08:00March 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Anyone who has settled the estate of a deceased loved one has likely heard of probate. It's essentially the legal process of administering a person’s estate when they die. It includes the distribution everything that person owned: cash, real estate, cars, investments, retirement accounts, life insurance policies, and more. Probate is designed to [...]

California Living Trust Checklist

By |2021-03-08T07:07:49-08:00March 4th, 2021|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.

Advance Healthcare Directive

By |2021-03-07T19:41:21-08:00March 1st, 2021|

California Advance Healthcare Directive Create your advance healthcare directive today State your desires about your healthcare in any situation in which you are unable to make your own decisions and choose who may speak on your behalf. The agent you name in your healthcare directive has the power to: Give [...]

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