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

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

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

Dissolving a California Limited Liability Company

If for some reason things have not worked out as you hoped, and your small business is not a resounding success, you may decide it is time to move on to other things. Alternatively, your business could be growing in a new direction, and you may wish to change its structure, and do so by [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:47:54-08:00November 10th, 2014|Business|Comments Off on Dissolving a California Limited Liability Company

Filing for Bankruptcy to Discharge Student Loans

When a person feels as though he or she is drowning in debt, the decision to file for bankruptcy may seem like the way out. While filing for bankruptcy can eliminate most consumer debt, there are other kinds of debt that are nearly impossible to discharge in bankruptcy. Student loans in particular are notoriously difficult to [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:47:55-08:00November 3rd, 2014|Bankruptcy|Comments Off on Filing for Bankruptcy to Discharge Student Loans

Choosing a Registered Agent for Your Business Entity

Most new businesses must jump through several hoops before they can legally register in their state of operations. Business entities such as corporations and limited liability companies (LLC) are required by law to register with the California secretary of state to conduct business in the state. Part of the requirements for registration is that the [...]

By |2018-03-13T16:27:14-07:00October 27th, 2014|Business|Comments Off on Choosing a Registered Agent for Your Business Entity

Should You Have a Post Adoption Contact Agreement?

A child’s contact with his or her biological parents after adoption is not always the norm. In many cases, an adopted child begins a new life, and only sees former family members if the child later chooses to seek them out. For all intents and purposes, an adopted child becomes a part of his or [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:47:57-08:00September 15th, 2014|Adoption|Comments Off on Should You Have a Post Adoption Contact Agreement?

Disinheriting a Family Member

There are several reasons a person could feel a need for disinheriting a family member. There may be family arguments leading to estrangement, financial reasons, or even to protect one child over another. When someone decides to disinherit a family member such as his or her spouse or children, they need to do more than simply leave them [...]

By |2020-05-19T06:55:19-07:00September 5th, 2014|Estate Planning|Comments Off on Disinheriting a Family Member

How to File a California Spousal Property Petition

A California spousal property petition can transfer community and separate property to a spouse after death. If assets are not in the name of both parties, the court may need to confirm a spouse's right to the decedent's interest. A California spousal property petition will establish this spousal interest.

By |2018-04-19T22:00:30-07:00April 19th, 2014|Estate Planning, Probate|Comments Off on How to File a California Spousal Property Petition

Ventura Attorney Uses Legal Document Assistant for Routine Legal Documents

Attorneys have also recently discovered the value of legal document assistants for simple matters. Some attorneys have established a referral relationship with their local legal document assistant as an option for people who cannot afford to hire an attorney. Consumers, and even an attorney, can save thousands of dollars by using a legal document assistant for simple matters. Here is his story…

By |2018-03-17T18:51:26-07:00July 28th, 2013|Videos|Comments Off on Ventura Attorney Uses Legal Document Assistant for Routine Legal Documents