A California Living Trust can Help You Avoid a Costly and Stressful Probate Process

California law acknowledges that full probate is unnecessary for small estates and offers simplified probate alternatives for estates valued at less than $166,250. If your estate is worth more than that, you can still avoid probate by setting up a California living trust. You do not need to hire a lawyer to establish your living trust; a California legal document assistant can prepare the living trust documents for you for a much lower price than a lawyer would charge.

By |2020-10-14T17:21:33-07:00October 14th, 2020|Estate Planning|0 Comments

California Probate Law Firms Want Your Money, but Think Before You Pay

You do not need to hire a lawyer every time you buy a house, and most people establish themselves as the legal parents of their children without hiring a lawyer. Likewise, it is possible to complete the probate process and settle the estate of a recently deceased family member without forking over lots of money to California probate law firms. It is, however, a wise investment to hire a California legal document assistant to prepare your probate forms.

By |2020-09-20T12:55:25-07:00September 20th, 2020|Probate|0 Comments

Best Reasons to Settle an Estate Without a Probate Lawyer

Are you an executor of an estate trying to determine whether or not you require legal representation for a probate case? If you're dealing with a simple, uncontested estate, you could save thousands of dollars in attorneys fees by representing yourself in probate! Plus, free legal resources and legal document assistants are available to help you through the process. Read on to learn more!

By |2020-09-11T09:33:25-07:00September 10th, 2020|Probate|0 Comments

A People’s Choice’s Ventura County Probate Services Can Save You Thousands of Dollars!

California statutory attorneys fees for probate can be excessive and unreasonable. More and more, people search for an alternative way to complete their probate case. In this video, a real client shares her story of how A People's Choice, an experienced, non-attorney probate service, saved the beneficiaries and the estate thousands of dollars.

By |2020-08-18T08:26:24-07:00August 18th, 2020|Probate, Videos|0 Comments

California Probate Without a Will

Usually, the probate process utilizes a decedent's will to determine how the estate will be divided. However, when a will is missing, incomplete, or invalid, the court follows the California Intestate Succession Laws instead. Read on to learn more about how these laws work and how you can complete the process process without an attorney, even if you're missing a will!

By |2020-07-30T12:57:26-07:00July 30th, 2020|Probate|4 Comments

How to Do Probate Without a Lawyer in Five Steps

Believe it or not, you CAN probate an estate without spending thousands of dollars in attorneys fees. In fact, hiring a legal document assistant is a great way to probate without a lawyer, but still get help completing and filing legal documents. Read on to learn more about probating without an attorney, and how A People's Choice can help.

By |2020-07-26T14:44:18-07:00July 26th, 2020|Probate|0 Comments

How to Do Probate On Your Own

While much cheaper than hiring an attorney, probating an estate completely on your own is a daunting task. However, "doing it yourself" doesn't mean you're alone. Instead, consider hiring a legal document assistant such as A People's Choice. Our full-service and document-only options provide budget-friendly choices for executors of estates. Read on to learn more about how to do probate with A People's Choice!

By |2020-07-26T10:02:43-07:00July 26th, 2020|Probate|0 Comments

California Probate Information

You can find all the California probate information you need on the website of the courts in your county.  You might get overwhelmed when you see the amount of paperwork or read about the process of selling property that belongs to the estate. Unfortunately, California probate can appear complicated if you do not know what you are doing. It is helpful to work with someone who has dealt with a lot of probate forms before, such as a professional legal document assistant.

By |2020-05-09T16:08:18-07:00May 9th, 2020|Probate|0 Comments

Introduction to Probate Law in California

The main purpose of probate law in California is to make sure the deceased person’s assets get passed on to the people he or she wants to inherit them. Through this process, the court resolves the deceased person’s other unresolved financial matters. The lifecycle of an estate lasts only as long as the probate process. At the end of probate, the estate settles, and the heirs collect their inheritance.

By |2020-05-09T13:27:39-07:00May 9th, 2020|Probate|0 Comments

What Does Probate Mean?

Probate is a scary-sounding word, but the probate process is not that scary. You might think that you have to answer all sorts of prying questions and pay for expensive legal counsel to collect your inheritance. Probate also has a reputation for being a place for estranged family members to say terrible things about each other, like a never-ending divorce under the specter of death. Complicated probate disputes make for eminently clickable journalism, but fortunately, they are not the norm. So, what does probate mean? We can help explain. 

By |2020-05-07T17:32:34-07:00May 7th, 2020|Probate|0 Comments