Right of survivorship is an important legal right that allows property owners to keep property in the event of the co-owner's death. Some states offer right of survivorship in the form of community property. However, community property with right of survivorship has additional restrictions and different tax implications than joint tenancy. Read on to learn more and determine which type of co-ownership is right for you.
Under certain circumstances, personal property may be transferred to the decedent’s successors without a formal probate court process. Under California’s Probate Code Section 13100-13116, the successors in interest may file a small estate affidavit with the person or institution which has custody of the property for personal property with total value under $166,250.
What is California's six month waiting period for divorce, and what does it mean for you? Oftentimes, this period is also referred to as the "cooling off" time for couples to determine if they'd like to reconcile. Additionally, it establishes the first day individuals may legally remarry. Read on to learn more about the six month waiting period in California divorce and how A People's Choice can help you.
Non-custodial parent issues involving a move away order in California usually arise when a parent wants to move out-of-state due to a new job opportunity, or if he/she is getting remarried. When one parent wants or needs to relocate and to move away with their child, they usually need to get the consent [...]
When establishing guardianship for minors in California, it is important to understand the different options available and how each affects the legal rights of all parties. Read on to learn more about informal and legal guardianship, how to obtain each, and how A People's Choice can help.
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!
If you are settling an estate through the probate process, most likely you will need a probate referee. The role of a probate referee is to appraise property in the estate. A probate referee is a professional, usually an attorney, a certified public accountant, or a person with several years of professional experience in property appraisal. [...]
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.
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,
Dying without a will in California can result a person's estate being distributed contrary to their wishes. In the worst case scenario, the estate could end up with the State of California. If your loved one recently passed away without a will, the estate will be settled under the laws of intestate succession [...]