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 Californian Advance Health Care Directive Part of a Living Will?

If you want to do some estate planning, where should you begin? For many, the first stop is probably healthcare. However, healthcare and legal terms can get confusing fast for laypeople. Two terms come up a lot during estate planning for medical care—"living will" and "advanced healthcare directive." Is a Californian Advance Health Care Directive [...]

By |2023-05-12T06:43:28-07:00June 27th, 2022|California Courts, Estate Planning|0 Comments

How to File for Conservatorship in Mendocino County, CA

If you've wondered how you can help an ailing loved one, a conservatorship may be the answer. Conservatorships can give you the legal power to provide arranged medical care, make financial decisions, and even create recreational opportunities for someone who can't care for themselves. If that person lives in Mendocino, Fort Bragg, Redwood Valley, [...]

By |2023-05-12T06:43:35-07:00June 22nd, 2022|California Courts, Family Law, Probate|0 Comments

How to File for Conservatorship in Orange County, CA

An elderly parent suffers a fall and can't get around anymore. An octogenarian starts falling prey to scams targeting the elderly, losing tens of thousands of dollars. An adult sibling is in a horrible car accident, leaving them incapacitated and requiring substantial medical treatment and powerful drugs. If any of these things happen to [...]

By |2023-05-12T06:44:06-07:00June 8th, 2022|California Courts, Probate|2 Comments