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 [...]
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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 [...]
One of the first steps of obtaining conservatorship in California is understanding the process. Then, you must complete complicated petition documents. Need help with this step? Be sure to contact A People's Choice for low cost, attorney-free assistance.
Military divorce is often complicated by one spouse's potential deployment and active duty status. Read on to learn how military service impacts child custody and support orders during divorce. Then, discover free resources to help your military divorce run smoothly.
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 [...]
Financial elder abuse is a serious problem in estate planning. However, sometimes fraud is also caught after or during the probate process. Therefore, if an interested party files an action for financial elder abuse, California probate law can help rightful heirs repossess the decedent's assets.
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 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.
Are you considering your options for temporary guardianship of a minor child in California? Here are just a few of the options available to you. Once you've decided which route to take, be sure to contact A People's Choice for assistance completing and filing your legal documents!
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.
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!
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.
When establishing guardianship for minors in California, it is important to understand the different options available and how each affects the legal rights of all parties. Read on to learn more about informal and legal guardianship, how to obtain each, and how A People's Choice can help.
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 [...]
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!
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.
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.
Creating an estate plan will make sure you and your loved ones are taken care of in case you become incapacitated or die. For larger estates, your estate plan should include a living trust and pour over will to avoid probate. Fortunately, there are many solutions to make a simple estate plan without a lawyer. Read on to learn more.
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.