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.

How to File for Conservatorship in Kern County, CA

There are quite a few reasons someone might not be able to care for themselves, and governments recognize this. That's why the constitutions of most countries make provisions for legal caretakers and decision-makers. In the United States, when an adult is unable to take care of themselves, they can be placed in a conservatorship. [...]

By |2023-05-12T06:44:23-07:00June 1st, 2022|California Courts, Family Law, Probate|0 Comments

How to File for Conservatorship in Alameda County, CA

An estimated 1.3 million Americans are currently under conservatorships, according to The National Council on Disability. That 1.3 million is made up of all kinds of people—from elderly infirm individuals to people with mental health barriers to the rich and famous. If you're associated with one of those situations in Alameda County, CA, as [...]

By |2023-05-12T06:44:54-07:00May 18th, 2022|California Courts, Family Law, Probate|0 Comments

Can I Adopt My Siblings in California?

If you're an adult with much younger siblings, what happens if your siblings need a better living situation than they currently have? You may wonder, "Can I adopt my siblings in California?" The answer is yes! Not every adoption involves adoption service providers and strangers meeting to hand over a newborn. Under the right circumstances, [...]

By |2023-05-12T06:45:21-07:00May 9th, 2022|Adoption, California Courts, Family Law|0 Comments

How to File for Conservatorship in Contra Costa County, CA

No one intends to wind up in a conservatorship. However, these legal setups can be a literal lifesaver for some individuals. A conservatorship permits a responsible person to legally assist an adult that can't look after themselves. If you reside in the Contra Costa County area and you have a loved one who needs assistance, [...]

By |2023-05-12T06:45:29-07:00May 4th, 2022|California Courts, Family Law, Probate|0 Comments

What We Can Learn from Famous Celebrity Adoptions in California

Celebrities, including actors, musicians, and famous show presenters, are always in the public eye. News about their public and private lives makes headlines constantly, creating waves among their fanbase and the general masses alike. This same thing happens when a celebrity adopts a child. Adoption cases like those of Angelina Jolie, Sia, and Sandra Bullock [...]

By |2023-05-12T06:45:38-07:00May 2nd, 2022|Adoption, California Courts, Family Law|0 Comments