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The short 20-minute video will provide an overview of the difference between divorce legal separation and annulment in California. We discuss the legal basis needed to file an annulment in California, why some people choose to file a California legal separation proceeding and provide an in-depth discussion of the California divorce process for an uncontested divorce with a marital settlement agreement.
Often people are confused about the differences between a legal separation as compared to a divorce and, what the advantages and disadvantages of both are. So why file for legal separation in California? This article reviews several different reasons why couples choose to file for a legal separation and not a divorce.
This short video provides a general overview of the requirements for filing an annulment in California and the statutory reasons a person can use to get a California annulment Judgment. There are basically two premises a California court will grant an annulment of a marriage. The first is that the marriage is not a valid or legal marriage. The second is that the marriage can be "determined" to be invalid.
Finding cheap legal document assistant help is relatively easy. Finding competent, professional, inexpensive legal document assistance, unfortunately, is not so easy. As this client discovered, lengthy court battles can become expensive. In the end, everyone loses and often both sides are left worse off than they started. Here's his story...
We often hear stories about clients finding themselves tangled in a lengthy court battle, both parties suffering from mounting attorney fees and legal costs. At some point, frustration and reality bring the parties to the table with a new perspective and willingness to resolve the issues. This client found herself in that situation and began investigating alternatives to complete their legal proceedings. Here is her story…
If you want to save money completing your divorce, you are probably looking for divorce self-help center to help you. A quick “Google” search will usually direct you to your county's Court’s Self-Help Center or companies that offer self-help divorce and legal document preparation services for a fee. Self-help centers aren't the best option for everyone, often requiring substantial tenacity and patience and multiple trips to the courthouse, plus you have to prepare all the documents yourself, a daunting task for many people. Here is one woman's story how she easily completed her divorce.
Have you ever arrived at the County Self Help Center only to discover there are 100 people in front of you? To make matters worse, you’ve just taken the day off work to take care of your paperwork, and now you realize you probably won’t be able to get help at the County Self Help Center that day because the line is too long. If you have had this experience you are not alone, and will be glad to know there are other options available for your legal document preparation needs.
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.