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Adultery Laws in California

By |2021-01-14T13:19:23-08:00September 28th, 2020|Family Law|

If your spouse has cheated on you, you may be wondering whether their adultery is punishable by California law. Read on to learn the definition of adultery in California, state laws on adultery, and how cheating can affect divorce proceedings. Then, feel free to contact A People's Choice for assistance with completing and filing your divorce paperwork.

Will California Probate Laws Enable You to Avoid Probate?

By |2020-09-20T15:05:19-07:00September 20th, 2020|Probate|

California law does not require a full formal probate process for every estate. For small estates where there are no disputes about who should inherit property from the estate, California probate laws provide for several simplified probate alternatives. If the estate of your recently deceased family member is small enough to qualify to avoid probate, then it is not fair for you to have to pay exorbitant hourly fees to a probate lawyer just to collect your inherited money or to become the official owner of the house your parents owned when they were alive. Most people do not really need the services of a lawyer even if they have to go through full formal probate.

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

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

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.

Best Reasons to Settle an Estate Without a Probate Lawyer

By |2021-02-08T18:23:52-08:00September 10th, 2020|Probate|

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!

Understanding California Laws of Intestate Succession

By |2020-08-30T09:56:18-07:00August 30th, 2020|Estate Planning, Probate|

When a decedent dies without a will in California, the contents of their estate are distributed according to the California laws of intestate succession. But who receives which assets according to these laws? Read on to learn about the distribution of estates under several familial circumstances. Then, discover how A People's Choice can help with your probate or estate planning needs!

California Family Support Order in Divorce

By |2020-08-28T13:52:41-07:00August 28th, 2020|Family Law|

If you're considering requesting court orders for child or spousal support during your California divorce, you may instead benefit from family support orders! These special orders combine child and spousal support into one payment. Plus, they come with tax benefits for the paying and receiving spouse. Read on to learn more to determine whether family support orders are right for you.

How to File Probate in San Bernardino County Without a Lawyer

By |2020-09-20T15:51:45-07:00August 21st, 2020|Probate|

Do you need help filing probate in San Bernardino County? Unfortunately, due to California's statutory attorneys fee schedule, probate lawyers can be extremely expensive. If you're looking for a low-cost way to complete your probate, read on to learn how A People's Choice can help you save thousands of dollars compared to using an attorney.

Introduction to Probate Law in California

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

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.

Secrets a Probate Lawyer in California Won’t Tell You

By |2020-04-01T11:24:19-07:00April 16th, 2020|Probate|

Family members often believe that they have to hire a probate lawyer in California to probate their loved one’s estate. However, A People’s Choice has helped countless individuals probate their loved one’s estate without a probate lawyer in California. Read on to learn more secrets probate lawyers in California don't want you to know.

Should I Represent Myself in Family Court?

By |2020-03-22T11:10:06-07:00March 22nd, 2020|California Courts, Family Law|

Some unhappily married people complain that they cannot afford to divorce their spouses. Family law attorneys often charge a lot of money for services involving the family courts. In order to save costs, people are now asking themselves, "should I represent myself in family court?" The answer is often "yes," but you also need to consider your circumstances. Here's what you need to know.

Do You Need a Probate Lawyer?

By |2020-01-02T10:52:13-08:00January 1st, 2020|Probate|

People often think they need a probate lawyer to file probate. After all, the probate process requires filing many court documents and completing a variety of tasks over a 9 to 12-month period. Fortunately, probate is mostly paperwork and knowing how to move the case through the court process. So, although you may not need a probate lawyer, it is crucial to complete the paperwork and file the documents correctly. Hiring an experienced probate legal document assistant is a great way to avoid paying statutory fees to attorneys and save the estate thousands of dollars.

Representing Yourself in Family Court

By |2019-05-12T08:53:06-07:00October 21st, 2018|Family Law|

In family law matters, many people choose to represent themselves rather than hire a lawyer. Although representing yourself in family court has the potential to be risky, many of our clients are quite successful at it. Obviously representing yourself and using a non-attorney service for document preparation can save a lot of money in attorney fees. On the other hand, for people who cannot afford an attorney, representing themselves in family court may be the only option. Here is what you need to know about representing yourself in Family court.

California Estate Laws

By |2018-03-02T22:44:37-08:00March 2nd, 2018|Estate Planning|

California estate laws deal with probate, conservatorship, and guardianship. Probate refers to a court overseeing distribution of a decedent's estate. Conservatorship gives a person authority to manage affairs of an adult who cannot manage for themselves and Guardianship gives a person control over a minor.

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