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Do you need to get conservatorship for a parent with Alzheimer's? Sadly, a person suffering from Alzheimer's eventually becomes unable to care for their self. As a result, a family member, usually an adult child, may need to take control of their loved one's finances in the event Alzheimer's worsens.
Guardianship allows a non-parent to make decisions and care for a minor legally. There are circumstances, however, when the formal court appointment of a guardian may not be necessary. What are the available quick and inexpensive alternatives to guardianship in California? Here's what you need to know.
Estate Planning can seem complicated if you do not understand common words used in estate planning and the terminology found in estate planning documents.
To file probate in Santa Clara County, a Petition to Probate must be prepared and filed with the court where the decedent lived at the time of death. When you file probate in Santa Clara County, you will typically incur publication costs, appraisal costs, court filing fees, and sometimes a surety bond fee. The probate process usually takes 9-12 months to complete. It is important to remember that you do not need an attorney to help you file probate. An experienced probate legal document assistant can easily help you complete probate in Santa Clara County and save the estate thousands of dollars!
Price shopping for legal services is often frowned upon by attorneys. Most attorneys refuse to provide quotes for legal services when they believe a prospective client is price shopping. Most people don’t realize, however, that with the help of a legal document preparer they can get favorable legal results without spending thousands of dollars. Read [...]
Most people create a revocable living trust to avoid probate. A pour-over will is also executed to allow any unknown assets outside the trust to pass through the pour-over will into the trust upon the testator's death. Trust property is then distributed to trust beneficiaries. Contact A People’s Choice for more information on how to prepare a pour-over will.
We get hundreds of calls from people who are inquiring about their estate planning needs. From creating and recording a simple Pay-on-Death Deed, creating a will, or setting up a living trust, every person has different estate planning needs based on their particular circumstances. This article will give you information about the estate planning document [...]
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Conservatorships in California Establishing a conservatorship in California requires the filing of formal legal proceedings. The paperwork and process is quite complicated and involves several steps. Some adults, as part of their estate planning, who are concerned about their future mental and physical incapacity, may create a power of attorney or a living trust, [...]
Simplified Probate in California Small Estate Threshhold Has Increased Effective January 1, 2020 Small California estates with assets worth $166,250 or less may be settled without formal probate proceedings, using relatively simple transfer procedures. This summary form of probate (Summary Probate) is available regardless of whether the assets are real property or personal [...]
Do I Need An Attorney For Estate Planning? Before you actually start to prepare your California estate planning documents, you need to learn about the different documents involved in good estate planning and how each document fits in with your overall estate goals. Keep in mind that creating your estate planning [...]
It’s never too late to plan your estate with a revocable living trust, even when you are 91 years of age! So often people put off proper estate planning because it has previously been an expensive task only provided by attorneys. Nowadays, people are discovering that they can get the same estate planning documents prepared by a Legal Document Assistant at a fraction of the cost an attorney would charge.
Affordable Legal Document Preparation Services For over 40 years, A PEOPLE’S CHOICE has brought easy access to affordable legal document preparation services to people across California. Our services also extend to individuals living outside of California but find themselves dealing with California legal issues. A People's Choice provides low-cost legal document preparation services for [...]
Britney Spears' conservatorship has been an issue of debate for a long time, and it is once again a hot topic. This time, it's because of a documentary by The New York Times called “Framing Britney Spears” revealed the extent of control the 39-year-old pop star’s dad has over her life. The documentary premiered [...]
Filing divorce in California without a lawyer IS possible! Using a legal document assistant such as A People's Choice could save you thousands of dollars on your case. However, self-representation also requires self-education. Here is a description of some of the most important California divorce laws for your reference! If you are navigating divorce without a lawyer, be sure to contact A People's Choice for more educational resources.