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Alternatives to Guardianship in California

By |2018-05-31T11:23:36-07:00January 18th, 2018|Guardianship|

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.

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File Probate in Santa Clara County

By |2020-01-02T12:21:20-08:00July 16th, 2017|Probate|

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!

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Tips on Price Shopping For Legal Services

By |2018-01-18T15:46:35-08:00November 11th, 2016|Adoption, Business, California Courts, Civil litigation, Conservatorship, Estate Planning, Expungement, Family Law, Guardianship, Legal Document Assistants, Name Change, Probate, Real Property|

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 [...]

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When You Need a Pour-Over Will

By |2019-07-26T07:19:27-07:00October 18th, 2016|Estate Planning, Videos|

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.

How Our Estate Planning Services Work

By |2020-01-02T10:33:16-08:00September 13th, 2016|Estate Planning|

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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By |2021-02-08T12:29:30-08:00March 27th, 2015|

Sitemap Looking for information about a specific legal topic or something on our website?  We hope our Sitemap will help you find exactly what you need. Home About Us Our Legal Document Services Why Choose Us? What is a Legal Document Assistant? Testimonials Compare Us Disclaimer Privacy and Refund Policies Counties We Serve Ventura [...]

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 [...]


By |2021-03-06T13:16:22-08:00May 1st, 2014|

Legal Documents - Without the Lawyers Since 1980, A People's Choice has been dedicated to providing low-cost, self-help legal document assistance in California for divorce, family law matters, probate, estate planning, stepparent & adult adoption, name change, civil litigation, guardianship, conservatorship, incorporation, real property deeds and other types of legal form preparation and [...]

Our Legal Document Services

By |2020-01-05T10:22:51-08:00May 1st, 2014|

Our California Legal Document Services A People’s Choice is one of California’s leading Registered Legal Document Assistant Services. Our services are specially designed for people who find themselves dealing with California courts or California legal issues and are seeking inexpensive, low-cost or cheap options for professional self-help legal document preparation service and guidance. [...]


By |2021-03-01T20:04:17-08:00April 21st, 2014|

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 Alternatives

By |2021-01-15T09:34:19-08:00April 21st, 2014|

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 [...]

Estate Planning

By |2021-03-01T20:00:48-08:00April 7th, 2014|

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 [...]

Revocable Living Trust Prepared by Ventura Legal Document Service Saved Consumer Money

By |2020-01-02T12:00:05-08:00July 28th, 2013|Videos|

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.

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Affordable Legal Document Preparation Services For California Court Documents and Other Legal Forms

By |2020-01-05T14:44:09-08:00June 18th, 2013|

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 [...]

What Britney Spears’ New Documentary Tells Us About Conservatorships in California

By |2021-02-22T06:40:24-08:00February 10th, 2021|California Courts, Conservatorship, Guardianship|

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 [...]

Understanding California Divorce Laws

By |2021-02-10T07:55:59-08:00February 7th, 2021|Divorce, Family Law|

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.