About Sandy 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, and has co-authored numerous legal publications and written hundreds of self-help legal articles. Sandy is dedicated to the expansion of affordable, low-cost, self-help document preparation.

What is a California Trust Restatement?

If you need to make changes to your living trust, you can either amend the original document or create a new document with a California trust restatement. Read on to learn more about when a restatement is advised, and the benefits of restating a living trust. Then, be sure to contact A People's Choice to learn how we can help.

By |2020-05-29T09:43:40-07:00May 29th, 2020|Estate Planning|0 Comments

How to Evict a Tenant in California

Learn how to evict a tenant in California and avoid unnecessary delays in the court process. While A People's Choice no longer offers legal document assistance for eviction or unlawful detainer court proceedings, we've provided a detailed guide for landlords looking to evict a tenant. From serving the preliminary notice to filing a civil lawsuit, going to trial, and scheduling a move out by the sheriff, we've covered it all here.

By |2020-05-28T11:48:08-07:00May 28th, 2020|Civil litigation, Real Property|4 Comments

Establishing Paternity and Child Support Orders in California

Raising a child is expensive, and doing so on your own is often not financially feasible. Therefore, many single parents must establish a paternity and child support order in California. While this process is complicated and involves many steps, you do not necessarily need to hire an attorney to complete it. Contact A People's Choice today to learn more.

By |2020-05-27T11:41:38-07:00May 27th, 2020|Family Law, Paternity|0 Comments

How To Collect Child Support Arrears

Collecting child support arrears, or child support owed to you, is often a complicated and lengthy process. Thankfully, you have several options available to help you. For example, the Department of Child Support Services is available in the state of California. However, for a faster option, consider working with a registered legal document assistant like A People's Choice.

By |2020-05-27T09:58:47-07:00May 27th, 2020|Family Law|2 Comments

Probating A Lost Will in California

Probating an estate is complicated to begin with - but what happens when the original will has been lost or destroyed? Probating a lost will requires proving that the testator did not intend to revoke the will. Luckily, A People's Choice can help you complete and file the proper documentation for probating a lost or destroyed will. Read on to learn more.

By |2020-05-26T09:36:23-07:00May 26th, 2020|Probate|0 Comments

Taking Ownership of Your Original Work: Reasons for Copyright Protection

A copyright is a legal certification that a certain person or company owns a creative work. No one is allowed to distribute or reproduce the work without the copyright owner’s permission. If you create a written text or one of the other kinds of works eligible for copyright, you are its owner even if you do not formally register a copyright for it with the U.S. Copyright Office. Why, then, do people spend the effort in registering copyrights if you still own your work without them? In some situations, registering a copyright prevents others from taking credit for your work and profiting from it.

By |2020-05-25T13:40:41-07:00May 25th, 2020|Business, Civil litigation|0 Comments