About Sandra McCarthy

Sandra M. McCarthy, founder of A People’s Choice, has worked exclusively in the legal field since 1976. She served as the 2004-2005 President of CALDA (California Association of Legal Document Assistants). She obtained a Paralegal Certificate from the University of California, Santa Barbara. During her career in the legal field, she has worked as a freelance paralegal, law office manager and paralegal studies teacher. She has co-authored numerous legal publications and written hundreds of self-help legal articles and is dedicated to the expansion of affordable, low-cost, self-help document preparation.

Is a Common Law Marriage in California Valid?

Are you an unmarried couple in California seeking to coexist without a formal marriage? Or maybe you moved into California recently from a state that recognizes common law marriage, and you're wondering if you will still enjoy the same rights and responsibilities of common law marriage in California. Unfortunately, California state does not recognize common [...]

By |2023-05-12T06:40:34-07:00August 15th, 2022|California Courts, Family Law|0 Comments

What’s a Conservatorship of the Estate in California?

It happens every day: while driving on a highway, someone gets into a ghastly accident and sustains an injury. The accident impairs their cognitive and physical ability, and they can no longer oversee their estates and finances. What happens if, God forbid, this person is your spouse or relative? You may decide you need [...]

How Temporary Conservatorship in California Works

Have you ever wondered what would happen in someone close to you was involved in an accident that incapacitated them? How could you legally step in to help if they needed intensive treatment or were unable to manage their personal property? If you're in the Golden State, the best solution may be a temporary conservatorship [...]

By |2023-05-12T06:41:32-07:00July 27th, 2022|California Courts, Family Law, Probate|2 Comments

A Step-By-Step Guide to Forming a California Professional Corporation

A professional corporation is a type of business entity that allows a group of business professionals to provide services in their profession. The benefits of a professional corporation are many, and perhaps you can't wait to start your corporation. A step-by-step guide to forming a California professional corporation can be a huge help here. A [...]

By |2023-05-12T06:41:41-07:00July 25th, 2022|Business, California Courts|0 Comments

What Is a California Professional Corporation?

California is a unique state in many ways. This is also true of the way it handles corporations. For professionals such as lawyers, doctors, psychiatrists, family therapists, and psychologists, a California professional corporation is the best bet. But what is a California professional corporation exactly, and how can it help you offer professional services to [...]

By |2023-05-12T06:41:58-07:00July 18th, 2022|Business, California Courts|0 Comments