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Advance Healthcare Directive

By |2021-03-07T19:41:21-08:00March 1st, 2021|

California Advance Healthcare Directive Create your advance healthcare directive today State your desires about your healthcare in any situation in which you are unable to make your own decisions and choose who may speak on your behalf. The agent you name in your healthcare directive has the power to: Give [...]

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Advance Healthcare Directive in California

By |2021-03-01T19:59:36-08:00February 2nd, 2021|

Advance Healthcare Directive in California An Advance Healthcare Directive is now the legally recognized format for a living will in California and allows you to do more than the traditional living will. A living will only states your desire to decline life-sustaining treatment if you are terminally ill or permanently unconscious. An [...]

Benefits of Durable Power of Attorney and Advance Healthcare Directive

By |2020-08-31T07:55:42-07:00August 31st, 2020|Conservatorship, Estate Planning|

Have you made specific plans for your medical needs and family in the case of your incapacitation? Unfortunately, unexpected accidents and emergencies happen, so it's important to be prepared for the worst. Read on to learn more about two of the most common legal tools to protect your wishes, should you become unable to express them in the future.

Creating A California Advance Healthcare Directive

By |2018-01-18T15:48:01-08:00July 11th, 2014|Estate Planning|

You sometimes hear a case on the news where a family has a member who is in a coma or is otherwise medically unresponsive or incapacitated, and there is a great debate about what to do with the patient. It is often a guessing game as to the patient’s wishes in a situation like this, [...]

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What is a durable power of attorney for healthcare?

By |2021-02-26T13:45:28-08:00February 26th, 2021||

The Advance Healthcare Directive has also replaced the Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare (or “DPAHC”) as the legally recognized document for appointing a health care agent in California. The Advance Healthcare Directive allows you to do more than a DPAHC. An Advance Healthcare Directive permits you not only to appoint an agent, but also to give instructions about your [...]

What Is California Probate Code?

By |2021-03-08T06:02:19-08:00March 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Anyone who has settled the estate of a deceased loved one has likely heard of probate. It's essentially the legal process of administering a person’s estate when they die. It includes the distribution everything that person owned: cash, real estate, cars, investments, retirement accounts, life insurance policies, and more. Probate is designed to [...]

California Living Trust Checklist

By |2021-03-08T07:07:49-08:00March 4th, 2021|Estate Planning|

With our living trust preparation checklist, a DIY trust is possible! Plus, by working with a registered legal document assistant such as A People's Choice, you can avoid high attorney's fees for help drafting your trust. Read on for our complete California living trust checklist and to learn more about the necessary actions that come along with writing a trust.

Financial Power of Attorney

By |2021-03-07T19:42:39-08:00March 1st, 2021|

California Financial Power of Attorney Create your financial power of attorney today This important document makes sure your personal affairs can be property handled without the delay and cost of court intervention. The attorney-in-fact you appoint has the authority to do some or all of the following: Use your assets [...]

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Last Will

By |2021-03-07T19:38:31-08:00March 1st, 2021|

California Last Will Estate Plan Choose who gets your property and who will care for your children Save up to $200 on document preparation with our will package. Your last will defines: Who receives your possessions when you pass away Who cares for your minor children if you are unable [...]

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Trust Package

By |2021-03-07T19:33:48-08:00March 1st, 2021|

California Living Trust Estate Plan Package Establish your living trust estate plan today Our all-inclusive estate planning document package provides you with peace of mind knowing all your bases are covered. A complete estate plan is a group of documents that defines: Who receives your possessions when you pass away [...]

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Will Package

By |2021-03-06T07:23:59-08:00March 1st, 2021|

California Estate Plan Will Package Create your will today Save up to $200 on document preparation with our will package. These three documents define: Who receives your possessions when you pass away Who cares for your minor children if you are unable to Your end-of-life decisions and who can speak [...]

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Who should I choose as my agent?

By |2021-02-26T13:41:19-08:00February 26th, 2021||

The person you choose to be your advance healthcare directive agent may be a family member or a friend. However, the agent cannot be your doctor or other medical staff that work for that doctor or the health care facility where you live. Note that there is an exception to this restriction if the doctor [...]

Estate Planning

By |2021-03-06T07:47:29-08:00February 11th, 2021|

Get help with your California estate plan today! Trust Package Our most popular service. Get your Living Trust, Pour-Over Will, Certificate of Trust, Healthcare Directive, and Financial Power of Attorney all for one low price. Includes a personal interview to verify all information. $499 for individual or $650 for [...]

What Is A California Legal Document Assistant?

By |2021-02-08T10:04:50-08:00February 7th, 2021|

California Legal Document Assistant vs. Paralegal What is a Legal Document Assistant (LDA)? On September 30, 1998 former Governor Pete Wilson signed California State Senate Bill SB1761, regulating the legal document preparation profession in the State of California, and creating a new formal title, Legal Document Assistant. Today, the legal document assistant profession [...]

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By |2021-01-28T15:21:24-08:00January 13th, 2021|

How it works Step 1Make your selections on our easy 10-minute interview form Step 2Review your information and tell us if you need help filing Step 3Securely sign online and complete your probate Legal Documents - Without the Lawyers Since 1980, A People's Choice has been [...]

Our California Estate Planning Services

By |2021-03-02T08:10:28-08:00October 4th, 2020|

California Estate Planning Documents: Living Trust, Will, Directive and Other Estate Planning Services Planning for your estate with properly prepared estate planning documents is important for everyone, from the single mother with a young child, to the mature couple who have the opportunity to enjoy life a little more leisurely. Start My Estate Plan [...]

How a California Durable Power of Attorney Can Help You Plan for the Future

By |2020-08-16T08:06:56-07:00August 16th, 2020|Estate Planning|

Did you know that a durable power of attorney is different from a power of attorney document? Believe it or not, a California durable power of attorney helps you plan for your future under different circumstances. Read on to learn more about the benefits of a durable power of attorney, what it means, and how A People's Choice can assist with your estate planning needs.