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California estate planning is the process of considering 1) how to avoid probate; 2) how your assets will be managed if you are incapacitated; 3) when assets will be transferred to others, either during your lifetime, at your death, or sometime after your death; and 4) who receives those assets. You can easily create your estate planning documentation, in most cases, with the assistance of a registered Legal Document Assistant, that utilizes the latest and most up-to-date self-help software. Doing so, however, necessitates that you educate yourself about your options so that you can make well-informed decisions.
Understanding the complicated map of California probate can be overwhelming. A People's Choice can help you navigate through the complexities of California probate and save you the expensive statutory fees charged by attorneys. This video will show you how.
California probate can be broken down into separate phases, 1) preparing the initial petition and attending the hearing; 2) handling debts; 3) itemizing property and 4) distributing assets. This video explains the California probate timeline.
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.
The cost of legal document services and hiring an attorney in California has risen to such an extent that attorney representation for most people is unaffordable and not an option. Most states, including California, recognize the rising need to offer alternative solutions for people who find themselves dealing with the court system and have made great strides to expand self-help legal services throughout the state. If you are looking for a low-cost, professional way to get legal document services in California, the easiest and most hassle-free help is using a registered legal document assistant.
As we get older, we all spend more and more time thinking about our estate plans, what we leave to our children and our legacy. In the past, making estate plans required hiring a lawyer and spending thousands of dollars to have estate planning documents such as a living trust, will, power of attorney and healthcare directive prepared. Often the cost to prepare estate plan paperwork resulted in this important item on the to-do-list to be regularly “bumped” to the bottom of the list because the money was not available. Here is the story of how one woman was able to get her estate planning documents prepared for less than $500!
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.
California statutory attorneys fees for an attorney to handle and probate an estate can be excessive and unreasonable. More and more, people search for an alternative way to complete their probate case. This client shares her story of how A People's Choice, an experienced, non-attorney probate service, saved the beneficiaries and the estate thousands of dollars.
Going through a divorce is difficult. Divorce can be expensive...and stressful; and sometimes when you are going through a divorce, you just need someone to listen. This client found A People’s Choice a compassionate place to be. She was able to complete her divorce in a quick and efficient manner, with very little stress and strain. Here is her story...