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What Is A California Legal Document Assistant?

By |2021-02-08T10:04:50-08:00February 7th, 2021|

California Legal Document Assistant vs. Paralegal What is a Legal Document Assistant (LDA)? On September 30, 1998 former Governor Pete Wilson signed California State Senate Bill SB1761, regulating the legal document preparation profession in the State of California, and creating a new formal title, Legal Document Assistant. Today, the legal document assistant profession [...]

Advance Healthcare Directive in California

By |2021-03-01T19:59:36-08:00February 2nd, 2021|

Advance Healthcare Directive in California An Advance Healthcare Directive is now the legally recognized format for a living will in California and allows you to do more than the traditional living will. A living will only states your desire to decline life-sustaining treatment if you are terminally ill or permanently unconscious. An [...]

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By |2021-01-28T15:21:24-08:00January 13th, 2021|

How it works Step 1Make your selections on our easy 10-minute interview form Step 2Review your information and tell us if you need help filing Step 3Securely sign online and complete your probate Legal Documents - Without the Lawyers Since 1980, A People's Choice has been [...]

Our California Estate Planning Services

By |2021-03-02T08:10:28-08:00October 4th, 2020|

California Estate Planning Documents: Living Trust, Will, Directive and Other Estate Planning Services Planning for your estate with properly prepared estate planning documents is important for everyone, from the single mother with a young child, to the mature couple who have the opportunity to enjoy life a little more leisurely. Start My Estate Plan [...]

California Living Trust Checklist

By |2021-01-15T11:41:48-08:00August 22nd, 2020|Estate Planning|

With our living trust preparation checklist, a DIY trust is possible! Plus, by working with a registered legal document assistant such as A People's Choice, you can avoid high attorney's fees for help drafting your trust. Read on for our complete California living trust checklist and to learn more about the necessary actions that come along with writing a trust.

Dying Without a Will in California

By |2020-08-16T09:24:16-07:00August 16th, 2020|Estate Planning|

Dying without a will in California subjects your estate to California intestate succession laws. In other words, the court will distribute your property depending on your living relatives. For example, your assets may go to a spouse or your children. However, if you want your property distributed in a certain manner, contact A People's Choice today. We can help you prepare a will or other estate planning documents to protect your assets upon your death.

Comparing Transfer on Death Deeds vs. Living Trusts for Estate Planning – Which is Right for You?

By |2020-08-13T12:10:35-07:00August 13th, 2020|Estate Planning, Real Property|

Are you considering whether a transfer on death deed or a living trust is right for your estate planning needs? In this article, we outline the benefits of both of these estate planning tools so you can determine which is best for you. However, if you have more questions, always feel free to reach out to A People's Choice to learn more.

How to Get a Last Will – Quick and Easy!

By |2020-07-23T11:28:03-07:00July 23rd, 2020|Estate Planning|

Did you know EVERYONE should have a last will? Not only will it ensure your wishes are followed after your death, but it will also save your family members time and money. Luckily, you don't have to spend thousands of dollars on attorneys fees to write a will. Instead, follow these three steps to create a will with A People's Choice!

A Do-it-Yourself Living Trust is Easier Than You Think

By |2020-06-02T17:34:50-07:00June 2nd, 2020|Estate Planning|

Many wealthy people hire estate planning lawyers to set up living trusts for them; these trusts allow the estate to avoid probate and the taxes that go along with it. Placing your assets in a trust, avoiding probate, and sidestepping estate taxes are not just strategies for multimillionaires and their expensive estate planning lawyers. All you need to get your do-it-yourself living trust started is a registered legal document assistant and a healthy fear of probate and all its unnecessary expenses.

Quick Start My Estate Plan

By |2021-03-02T08:10:11-08:00April 28th, 2020|

Welcome to our Quick Start Estate Planning Interview Start My Estate Plan! People often think setting up an estate plan is complicated and expensive. Nowadays people have several low-cost options. Take advantage of our free estate planning interview portal and see for yourself just how simple and convenient our [...]

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Free Five-Step Estate Planning Checklist

By |2020-04-28T12:00:31-07:00April 27th, 2020|Estate Planning|

Estate planning is imperative for anyone looking to ensure the well-being of their family members after their death. In fact, we always recommend that our clients create an estate plan. Therefore, in order to help out with this daunting process, we've created a free checklist for your reference. Read on to learn how to use it!

Preparing Forms for a Living Trust in California

By |2020-01-02T10:46:42-08:00October 27th, 2019|Estate Planning|

Estate planning on your part will make life easier for your family when it is time to settle your estate. Writing a will is a good start, but having a will doesn't avoid probate if your estate has a value of $166,250 Creating the required forms for a living trust, also known as a revocable trust, is an easy solution to this problem. A trust enables your trust assets to pass directly to your heirs, avoiding probate altogether.

Inexpensive Estate Planning Options

By |2020-01-02T10:28:29-08:00July 21st, 2019|Estate Planning|

When most people think of estate planning, they assume it will be costly. After all, we are talking about your life's possessions here! However, inexpensive estate planning options will enable you to meet your goals without breaking the bank. While estate planning does not have to be expensive, you should do it correctly. A People's Choice can help with document preparation and other types of estate planning logistics. We don't cost nearly as much as an attorney, and our clients often save thousands of dollars.

Conservatorship For Someone With Dementia 

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

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.