Paralegal vs Legal Document Assistant – Which One Do I Need?

What is a legal document assistant and how does it compare to a paralegal? Believe it or not, hiring a legal document assistant can help you save thousands of dollars you would otherwise waste on an attorney! To help you determine which process is better for you, we've outlined from A to Z everything a legal document assistant can do.

By |2020-04-03T16:42:10-07:00April 4th, 2020|Legal Document Assistants, Miscellaneous|1 Comment

Conservatorship For Someone With Dementia 

Are you trying to get a conservatorship for someone with dementia? Nearly 50% of people over the age of 85 suffer from some form of dementia.  Dementia can become severe and result in a person being unable to care for themselves.  Unfortunately, when a person with dementia loses the ability to care for him/herself, a family member or some other person may need to intervene and set up a guardianship or conservatorship. If you have a family member suffering from dementia, here is some important information you need to know.

By |2020-05-05T14:05:55-07:00April 28th, 2019|Conservatorship|0 Comments

How to Get an Adult Conservatorship in California

If you need to get an adult conservatorship in California, be aware that getting an adult conservatorship is a lengthy process. Although it is possible to ask for expedited temporary orders, in some situations, permanent orders can take between 6 to 12 months in California. The conservatee, the person who needs care, must be evaluated by a physician to determine their incapacity. The process primarily consists of filing legal documents with the court and making a few court appearances.

By |2020-08-25T09:52:26-07:00September 3rd, 2018|Conservatorship|0 Comments

Difference Between Power of Attorney and Conservatorship

Have you found yourself needing to care for a loved one who no longer can handle their own personal needs or finances? At A People’s Choice, we have helped California residents prepare power of attorneys or file a court conservatorship so they can handle the financial and medical desires of a loved one. But here's the problem. How do you know what process will give you the authority you need to handle your loved one's affairs? The following information is aimed at helping you understand the difference between power of attorney and conservatorship,

By |2019-05-12T09:27:09-07:00July 15th, 2018|Conservatorship|4 Comments

How to Get an Emergency Conservatorship

California law allows family members to get an emergency conservatorship for their loved one. A conservatorship is a court process which legally enables another person to make decisions about another person’s finances and health. The facts required to get an emergency conservatorship can found in California Probate Code.

By |2020-08-25T09:57:09-07:00May 1st, 2018|Conservatorship|0 Comments

Reasons to Have a Trust as Part of Your Estate Plan

Having a trust isn’t only for the rich and famous. A trust can help you manage your assets while living as well as avoid probate upon your death. There are many financial and privacy benefits associated with trusts. Read on to learn about the many reasons to have a trust. What [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:46:25-08:00March 25th, 2017|Probate|Comments Off on Reasons to Have a Trust as Part of Your Estate Plan

California Conservatorship For Developmentally Disabled

A limited conservatorship for developmentally disabled individuals is when a judge appoints another person (conservator) to help a developmentally disabled adult (conservatee). The conservatee is a person who suffers from a developmental disability which, as a result, makes them unable to provide for some of their personal and/or financial needs. A person is deemed developmentally [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:46:45-08:00June 28th, 2016|Conservatorship|Comments Off on California Conservatorship For Developmentally Disabled