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QDRO Wording, Terms and Definitions

By |2018-01-18T15:46:58-08:00Family Law|

Words… there are many in the English language. Add a layer of “legalese” in the mix and often reading and understanding legal documents seems like you are reading a foreign language. This list of QDRO wording, terms and definitions will help you understand common terms used in QDRO matters. What is a QDRO? The acronym QDRO, [...]

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Hiring an Attorney – The Pros and Cons

By |2022-01-23T16:09:26-08:00California Courts|

Are you considering hiring an attorney to handle your legal matter? Read on to learn the pros and cons of hiring an attorney in California for various legal matters. The Pros of Hiring an Attorney in California Preparing California legal documents can sometimes be a complex undertaking. Incorrectly completing a document can result in a [...]

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Compare Us

By |2020-01-05T11:37:08-08:00

Compare Online Legal Services A People's Choice™, LegalZoom™, Easy Legal, We The People™, Legal Docs By ME, Team Legal, US Legal Forms, RocketLawyer™...the list of self-help legal providers is endless. If you are in need of legal document preparation you will probably want to spend some time to compare online legal services. [...]

Getting Your Spouse to Move Out of the House

By |2018-01-18T15:47:31-08:00Family Law|

Getting your spouse to move out of the house may be more difficult than you would hope. However, there are certain circumstances that warrant the court to order a spouse to move out of the house during a divorce proceeding. For example, if you have filed for divorce and suffer from domestic violence, you may [...]

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Looking For an Alternative to LegalZoom?

By |2022-01-22T19:59:59-08:00California Courts|

Most of the complaints about LegalZoom are about poor customer service, not being able to talk to someone, not receiving a return call or a reply to emails, bait and switch tactics, and added fees for this and that. The Importance of Customer Service A People’s Choice is all about customer service. When you contact our [...]

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Why should I hire A People’s Choice when I can go to the Court Self-Help Service?

By |2018-06-17T17:50:38-07:00|

If you have ever taken a trip to the local court's self-help service, you might be able to answer this question yourself. Most courts in California are understaffed and short-handed. This results in long lines at the self-help centers, requiring consumers seeking help to arrive early and wait hours before the doors open if they want [...]

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Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act

By |2021-02-25T08:06:52-08:00

Changes in Bankruptcy Law Effective 2005 On October 17, 2005, the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 took effect, dramatically changing the bankruptcy process from what it had been in the past. Some of these changes include: Mandatory Credit Counseling: Effective October 17, 2005, most debtors desiring to file bankruptcy must [...]

Law Library

By |2022-01-28T14:16:02-08:00

Law Library Research Tools A People’s Choice can save you hundreds of dollars by preparing your California court and other legal documents instead of an expensive attorney! IMPORTANT NOTICE All data and information referenced below has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, however we cannot verify the accuracy of such information. Information provided [...]

Prepare a Will under California Law

By |2018-01-18T15:48:05-08:00Estate Planning|

One of the most basic forms of estate planning is to prepare a will. A will can be extensive and cover every detail of dividing your property, naming guardians for minor children, and executors for your will. Alternatively, it can be just a simple document dealing primarily with property distribution. Additionally, if you have a [...]

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Simi Valley Legal Assistance

By |2020-10-05T20:20:22-07:00

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 |2020-10-05T20:13:33-07:00

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 [...]

Our Legal Document Services

By |2020-01-05T10:22:51-08:00

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. [...]

California Probate

By |2022-10-19T07:59:09-07:00

Make Sure Beneficiaries Receive Their Inheritance Our California Probate Service What is Probate? Probate is a legal process that validates the will of a person who passed away and appoints a representative to make sure the beneficiaries receive their inheritance. After you’ve completed our online questionnaire, we file your [...]

Name Change

By |2020-12-28T15:49:56-08:00

How to Change Your Name in California There are two different ways to change your name in California. Sometimes an individual merely starts using a name that is different than their legal name. Although this may be sufficient with unofficial, non-legal matters, most people will find it difficult or impossible to change their name [...]

Agreements and Stipulations

By |2018-01-18T15:45:50-08:00

Agreements by Stipulation and Order Family law matters usually deal with one or more of the following issues: Division of community and/or marital property Division of debt Custody and visitation of children Payment of child and/or spousal support If parties are able to work out these important issues, without [...]

Dividing Property and Debt

By |2021-05-11T16:39:58-07:00

Dividing Property and Debt Determining Date of Separation California uses the date of separation as the essential date for determining property interests for the purpose of dividing property and debt during divorce. Property acquired by a spouse after the date of separation is considered to be that spouse’s separate property, [...]

California Legal Separation

By |2021-01-14T16:19:07-08:00

What is a Legal Separation in California The reasons for obtaining a legal separation in California and the process to accomplish it are very similar to a dissolution proceeding. The process is basically the same for a legal separation as for a divorce. All issues surrounding the marriage are resolved as they would be in [...]