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Why File for Legal Separation in California?

By |2020-05-14T07:51:11-07:00June 28th, 2015|Family Law, Videos|

Often people are confused about the differences between a legal separation as compared to a divorce and, what the advantages and disadvantages of both are. So why file for legal separation in California? This article reviews several different reasons why couples choose to file for a legal separation and not a divorce.

What Makes a Will Valid in California?

By |2020-12-03T15:19:40-08:00June 7th, 2015|Estate Planning|

What Makes a Will Valid in California to Probate? Probate is the legal term used in presenting a will to the probate court for filing (“to probate a will”). A will is probated through a specific process. This process makes sure all the testator’s debts are satisfied in full before the assets are distributed to beneficiaries. If a [...]

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Legal Tools To Collect a Judgment in California

By |2018-01-18T15:47:35-08:00May 25th, 2015|Civil litigation|

Most plaintiffs are unaware of the difficulties that may arise when they attempt to collect a judgment in California. To start, just because a judge grants an order for judgment does not mean that the plaintiff will definitely be compensated. The plaintiff must take specific steps to collect the judgment awarded. Below are tips on [...]

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How to Protect Against Restraining Order False Accusations

By |2018-01-18T15:47:39-08:00April 25th, 2015|Family Law|

Restraining orders are meant to protect people from dangerous people. Unfortunately, courts throughout California tend to favor and protect women’s claims of alleged harassment or domestic abuse over men. Some women manipulate the facts to get legal orders that best serve their needs. If someone has filed a domestic violence action and made false restraining [...]

How to Keep Your Corporation in Good Standing

By |2018-01-18T15:47:39-08:00April 19th, 2015|Business|

It is important to keep your corporation in good standing. Maintaining good standing allows companies to secure financing, expand into foreign markets, and conduct business transactions. Read on to learn more about how to keep your corporation in good standing and how we can help. File Timely Annual Reports to Maintain Good Corporate Standing Corporations [...]

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Agency Authority and How It May Affect Your Business

By |2018-01-18T15:47:46-08:00February 21st, 2015|Business|

Permission is an important concept in our daily interactions.  Whether it is a parent and child arguing over curfew, or two spouses arguing about a large purchase, a misunderstanding of what is and is not permitted can lead to a lot of confusion and heartache.  When the disagreement shifts to what an employee/agent of your California [...]

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Planning Your Estate

By |2020-05-04T09:30:13-07:00January 19th, 2015|Estate Planning|

If you own property, have assets, or have any other significant personal or financial interests, it is important to create a plan for your estate upon your death. Understanding some estate planning basics will make it easier to approach this important task. A thoughtful approach is crucial for anybody with such assets – old or young, [...]

Can the parties agree to waive the required Financial Disclosures?

By |2018-07-11T14:39:53-07:00January 3rd, 2015||

California law requires financial disclosure in divorce. This means that both parties are mandated by law to exchange financial information which includes a statement of assets and debts and community and separate property. There are two disclosures that are required under California law, the preliminary disclosure and the final disclosure. When the parties sign a marital settlement [...]

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Postnuptial Agreement

By |2020-09-18T08:17:01-07:00December 22nd, 2014|

What is a California Postnuptial Agreement? A Postnuptial Agreement is an agreement made between spouses after they are married. A California postnuptial agreement is similar to a prenuptial agreement in “purpose.” Unlike a prenuptial agreement which is entered into prior to a marriage and typically has more legal requirements than a postnuptial, a [...]

Home Studies and Adoption in California

By |2018-01-18T15:47:52-08:00December 16th, 2014|Adoption|

There are thousands of children in the state of California who are waiting to be adopted. In foster care alone, there are about 58,000 children awaiting permanent placement with a family through adoption.  Adoption is a great way to give these children a chance at a potentially happy and stable family. There are several ways [...]

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Guardianship of a Minor Child in California

By |2018-01-18T15:47:52-08:00December 8th, 2014|Adoption, Family Law, Guardianship|

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 [...]

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Should You Have a Post Adoption Contact Agreement?

By |2018-01-18T15:47:57-08:00September 15th, 2014|Adoption|

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 [...]

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Bankruptcy and Divorce in California – How Filing for Bankruptcy Affects Property Division

By |2020-05-14T07:59:27-07:00August 4th, 2014|Bankruptcy, Family Law|

Going through a divorce can be an overwhelming experience in some cases. In those circumstances, the last thing a person may want is for the process to be drawn out longer than necessary. One of the ways in which the divorce process can be prolonged is if one spouse decides to file for bankruptcy in [...]

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Conservatorships in California

By |2018-01-18T15:48:01-08:00July 18th, 2014|Estate Planning|

If you have an elderly family member, you may be concerned about his ability to care for himself as he gets older. California law allows an adult to apply or be appointed to take care of another adult who cannot care for himself through a legal process called conservatorship. The person taking care of the [...]

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Simi Valley Legal Assistance

By |2020-10-05T20:20:22-07:00May 29th, 2014|

Legal Document Assistance, Simi Valley | A People's Choice A People's choice is here to make legal documents fast, easy and hassle-free. Many routine legal proceedings do not require an attorney. Our office provides an inexpensive way for you to get the legal document preparation services you need at a cost [...]

Ventura Legal Assistance

By |2020-10-05T20:13:33-07:00May 27th, 2014|

Affordable Legal Assistance Ventura County | A People's Choice Don't let the legal system scare you! A People's Choice in Ventura County, California has been a leading provider for affordable California legal assistance in Ventura County since 1980. Don't spend needless money on attorneys on matters that you can do yourself with [...]

Getting a Second Chance: Filing For Bankruptcy in California

By |2018-01-18T15:48:06-08:00May 27th, 2014|Bankruptcy|

Going through financial crisis in your life can be crippling. If you live in California, have massive debt due to medical, business, educational or even personal spending habits, it may be necessary to hit the reset button and consider filing for bankruptcy in California. For many, this is a last option due to the consequences on [...]

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By |2020-08-18T09:57:10-07:00April 28th, 2014|

Answers to Frequently Asked California Legal Questions Find quick answers to frequently asked California legal questions about a variety of routine legal matters. California Divorce Frequently Asked Questions California Probate Frequently Asked Questions California Corporation Frequently Asked Questions California Evictions Frequently Asked Questions [...]

File Divorce in California

By |2018-01-18T15:48:08-08:00April 28th, 2014|Family Law|

In California, a marriage may end as a result of death, annulment or divorce. There are no statutory grounds required to petition the court to get a divorce in California. You can simply check a box claiming irreconcilable differences; alternatively, you could attempt to get a divorce by claiming your spouse is permanently insane. This [...]

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