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.

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 [...]

How Independent Adoption in California Works

The adoption process has been around for thousands of years, with roots extending to the ancient Roman Empire and beyond. This legal process establishes a parent-child relationship between adoptive parents and an adopted child. If your family is planning on becoming an adoptive family and you're a resident of California rather than the Roman Empire, [...]

What You Should Know about Mental Incapacity Divorce in California

Divorce isn’t easy. You have to agree on difficult topics like custody of children and division of property, all while dealing with painful emotions. A mental incapacity divorce in California complicates things even further. It's not enough to show that your spouse acts erratically or irrationally; they have to fit very specific criteria for [...]