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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!

What is the Adoption Process in California?

By |2020-04-25T12:14:06-07:00April 25th, 2020|Adoption|

Adoption legally establishes a parent-child relationship between two people who are at least 10 years apart in age. Adoptive parents have a legal responsibility to support their adopted children financially and provide care for them until they reach adulthood. Adopted children have the right to inherit from their adoptive parents even if the parents do not leave a will. For this reason, California law makes it possible to adopt a child or an adult. With this in mind, you are probably searching for more information about the adoption process in California. Here's what you need to know.

How to Adopt an Adult in California

By |2021-01-15T16:32:41-08:00April 23rd, 2020|Adoption|

In California, adult adoption is a legal procedure in which an older adult adopts a younger adult to create a legal parent-child relationship. Older adults may be inspired to pursue adult adoption for a plethora of reasons. For example, some people use adult adoption to help deal with complicated estate planning issues. Others may solidify [...]

Obtain a Cheap Divorce – Ventura County

By |2020-10-14T10:05:10-07:00April 14th, 2020|Family Law|

Looking to obtain a cheap divorce in Ventura, California? If so, you've come to the right place. A People's Choice has been providing legal document assistance in California for over 35 years, and we are known for our inexpensive, professional help! Read on for our four-step process for clients looking for a quick divorce in Ventura County.

LegalZoom vs. Nolo vs. Rocket Lawyer & A People’s Choice – Compare Legal Document Services

By |2022-01-22T19:58:03-08:00March 28th, 2020|Legal Document Assistants|

If you're looking for a legal document preparation service, a simple Google search will present a plethora of a results - but how can you know which service is best? In this post we'll compare LegalZoom, Nolo, and Rocket Lawyer, three of the most popular legal document services, and also alert you of some of their dangers. Read on to learn more!

What is a Criminal Certificate of Rehabilitation?

By |2019-09-02T16:58:20-07:00August 18th, 2019|Expungement|

Sometimes it feels like the punishment for a criminal conviction does not end when you finish probation or get out of prison. When you have a criminal record, it can be hard to get prospective employers to give you a chance. People treat you like a criminal when all you want is to earn an honest living. Lawmakers have become aware of the challenges faced by people with criminal records and have begun to offer some options to help protect their rights. In California, one of these options is a certificate of rehabilitation (COR). A registered legal document assistant can help you apply for one and move on from your criminal conviction.

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Serving Legal Documents With No Address

By |2022-01-21T15:47:45-08:00July 6th, 2019|Civil litigation|

A court will not hear a case until the defendant or the opposing party has personally received a court summons and a copy of the complaint or petition. Usually, defendants receive these documents by personal delivery, substituted service, or service by mail. Unfortunately, serving legal documents gets complicated without the defendant's address. Here's what you need to know when serving legal documents with no address.

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Reasons to File a Joinder in a Divorce

By |2019-05-12T08:21:26-07:00December 30th, 2018|Family Law|

In a pending case, either party can request that a third-party join the case, which is known as a joinder. In a divorce proceeding, California allows a party to file a joinder in divorce if a third-party is in possession of community property assets. Contributions made to retirement and pension plans during the marriage are community property assets in California and need to be divided like any other asset during the divorce proceeding. Keep in mind that most retirement plans do not require a joinder. However, some plans, such as California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) and California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and other city and county government plans, require that the plan to formally joined to the divorce proceeding before the plan can be divided. With this in mind, it may be wise to file a joinder in divorce even if the plan does not require it.

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Representing Yourself in Family Court

By |2019-05-12T08:53:06-07:00October 21st, 2018|Family Law|

In family law matters, many people choose to represent themselves rather than hire a lawyer. Although representing yourself in family court has the potential to be risky, many of our clients are quite successful at it. Obviously representing yourself and using a non-attorney service for document preparation can save a lot of money in attorney fees. On the other hand, for people who cannot afford an attorney, representing themselves in family court may be the only option. Here is what you need to know about representing yourself in Family court.

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Can You Trust Online Legal Services Companies?

By |2019-05-12T08:54:43-07:00October 21st, 2018|Legal Document Assistants|

Recently, there has been a rise in online legal services. These sites offer a range of services from document preparation for a flat fee to monthly subscription services where you can get periodic legal advice and basic legal documents prepared. These sites are gaining in popularity because they offer a faster low-cost alternative than hiring an attorney. But are they really a good idea and can you trust online legal services? How do you pick a good online legal service? Here's what you need to know if you are looking for help preparing legal documents.

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How to File Probate in Placer County

By |2020-05-19T07:09:22-07:00September 3rd, 2018|Probate|

Learn how to file probate in Placer county without a lawyer. Discover how the probate process works in Placer County, which Placer court handles probate. how to view probate examiner notes and contact a Placer County probate referee.

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How to File Divorce in Los Angeles County

By |2019-05-12T09:16:32-07:00September 2nd, 2018|Family Law|

Despite common belief, you do not need to hire an attorney to file for divorce in Los Angeles County. Most people can complete the divorce process without hiring an expensive lawyer. Surprisingly, sometimes you can even finish a contested divorce case without hiring a lawyer! The bigger question is, what is the best way to file divorce in Los Angeles County? These are essential questions, and we will try to discuss them in this article.

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How to File Probate in Nevada County, California

By |2019-05-12T09:28:08-07:00July 15th, 2018|Probate|

Want to learn how to file probate in Nevada County? If you have done your research, you may have sticker shock at the statutory attorney fees allowed under California law. Imagine if there was a way to avoid paying attorneys fees and save thousands of dollars! Here's how...

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How to File Probate in Sutter County

By |2018-05-03T09:57:02-07:00April 7th, 2018|Probate|

Do you need to file probate in Sutter County?A People’s Choice has helped thousands of people just like you complete the probate process without hiring an attorney. This article explains how to file probate in Sutter County, how to contact the probate referee, access the Sutter County probate court docket and more!

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How to File Probate in Sacramento County

By |2018-03-25T00:15:30-07:00March 24th, 2018|Probate|

Do you need to file probate in Sacramento County? Fortunately, you can file probate in Sacramento County without a lawyer. A People's Choice has helped thousands of people complete all the legal documents they need to successfully complete the probate process. Here are some helpful tips to file probate in Sacramento.

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How to Register a Foreign Child Support Order in California

By |2018-03-03T19:48:13-08:00December 30th, 2017|Family Law|

Learn how to register a foreign child support order in California. When you register a foreign child support order in California, the California court will have the power to collect and enforce the child support order of another state. Here are the steps to register a foreign child support order in California.

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