Can You Trust Online Legal Services Companies?

Recently, there has been a rise in online legal services. These sites offer a range of services from document preparation for a flat fee to monthly subscription services where you can get periodic legal advice and basic legal documents prepared. These sites are gaining in popularity because they offer a faster low-cost alternative than hiring an attorney. But are they really a good idea and can you trust online legal services? How do you pick a good online legal service? Here's what you need to know if you are looking for help preparing legal documents.

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California Simplified Probate Procedures Allow Transfer of Real Property

Use California simplified probate procedures to transfer real property valued under $150,000, and bypass expensive probate. California simplified probate procedures can be used to transfer personal property as well as real property and can be completed within 1-2 months. Make sure you know your probate options!

By |2018-04-20T00:36:06-08:00April 19th, 2018|Estate Planning, Probate, Real Property|6 Comments

Settle Estate Using California Small Estate Probate Affidavit

Which California small estate probate affidavit can help you transfer real or personal property to beneficiaries in small estates and avoid probate? A California small estate probate affidavit is a quick way to transfer personal property or transfer real property under $50,000. Here is what you need to know about settling estates using a California small estate probate affidavit.

By |2018-04-19T23:40:49-08:00April 13th, 2018|Estate Planning, Probate, Real Property|0 Comments

LDAs Open the Door to Affordable Legal Services

Legal document assistants (also known as LDAs) open the door to affordable legal services by providing low-cost self-help document preparation service to California residents. For over 37 years, A People's Choice has helped individuals represent themselves in probate, divorce, civil and real property matters and more.

Tips on Price Shopping For Legal Services

Price shopping for legal services is often frowned upon by attorneys. Most attorneys refuse to provide quotes for legal services when they believe a prospective client is price shopping. Most people don’t realize, however, that with the help of a legal document preparer they can get favorable legal results without spending thousands of dollars. Read [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:46:35-08:00November 11th, 2016|Adoption, Business, California Courts, Civil litigation, Conservatorship, Estate Planning, Expungement, Family Law, Guardianship, Legal Document Assistants, Name Change, Probate, Real Property|Comments Off on Tips on Price Shopping For Legal Services

LegalZoom vs Nolo vs Rocket Lawyer & A People’s Choice – Compare Legal Document Services

Browsing on the internet, everywhere you look there are new websites cropping up that advertise how they can help you create your own estate planning documents, file for divorce and prepare other legal documents. Some major players in the field are LegalZoom, Rocket Lawyer and Nolo which advertise they can help create your legal documents [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:47:44-08:00March 8th, 2015|Legal Document Assistants, Miscellaneous|Comments Off on LegalZoom vs Nolo vs Rocket Lawyer & A People’s Choice – Compare Legal Document Services

Guardianship of a Minor Child in California

If a child’s parents are not available to take care of the child, a third-party may step forward or be appointed by a court to take care of the child and make sure that the child’s needs are met. There are several reasons a person may seek guardianship of a minor child in California. A [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:47:52-08:00December 8th, 2014|Adoption, Family Law, Guardianship|Comments Off on Guardianship of a Minor Child in California

Modifying Child Support Orders in California

A parent with custody of a child can ask child support from the other parent to help with the cost of raising that child. The parties do not need to be seeking a divorce in order for a parent to seek child support, and a parent who was never married to the other parent can also seek child [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:47:53-08:00December 1st, 2014|Family Law|Comments Off on Modifying Child Support Orders in California

Considering Credit Counseling Firms

Under federal bankruptcy law, before a person can complete a bankruptcy case, he or she must meet with a credit counseling organization. In fact, one of the required forms before a person’s debts can be discharged in bankruptcy is a certificate confirming that he or she has had the meeting with the credit counselor. This [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:47:54-08:00November 14th, 2014|Bankruptcy|Comments Off on Considering Credit Counseling Firms