Dying Without a Will in California: How to Navigate the Probate Process

Usually, the probate process utilizes a decedent's will to determine how the estate will be divided. However, when a will is missing, incomplete, or invalid, the court follows the California Intestate Succession Laws instead. Read on to learn more about how these laws work and how you can complete the process process without an attorney, even if you're missing a will!

By |July 30th, 2020|Categories: Probate|4 Comments

California Probate Filing Checklist

The steps for filing probate in California can be overwhelming. In fact, the process can often take 8-10 months. To help out, we've provided a free California probate filing checklist for your personal use. For low-cost, non-attorney help with filing probate in California, contact A People’s Choice today.

By |August 23rd, 2020|Categories: Probate|44 Comments

What You Are Entitled To in a California Divorce

If you are in the process of divorcing your spouse in California, you should know what property you are entitled to keep in your possession. California is a community property state, so anything purchased or earned during the course of a marriage should be split 50/50. Read on to learn more about what constitutes community property and how it is divided.

By |September 16th, 2020|Categories: Divorce|4 Comments

California Probate Help – Do It Yourself and Save Money

California probates completed by attorneys almost always come with statutory fees based on the size of the estate. Therefore, anyone looking for a cheaper way to file probate on a friend's or family's estate should look into working with a legal document assistant. Contact A People's Choice today for more information on how we can help you complete the probate process for a flat fee.

By |April 24th, 2020|Categories: Estate Planning|2 Comments

How to File a QDRO After Divorce

It is not necessary to divide all retirements plans in a divorce. However, if the court has ordered the division of a retirement account, or the parties have agreed to divide one or more retirement account, it will be necessary to file a QDRO after divorce. Here are the steps on how to file a QDRO after divorce.

By |March 30th, 2018|Categories: Divorce, Family Law|19 Comments

How to File Divorce When a Spouse is in Jail

It is possible to file divorce when a spouse is in jail. You do not have to have a specific reason to divorce, such as your spouse’s felony conviction, to file a divorce. In other words, California’s no-fault divorce laws allow married couples to divorce just because they no longer get along or they no longer want to be married. In this regard, most couples file a California divorce due to "irreconcilable differences." However, the married couple must meet California’s residency requirements to file for divorce. Read on to learn more about how to file divorce when a spouse is in jail.

By |May 1st, 2018|Categories: Family Law|Comments Off on How to File Divorce When a Spouse is in Jail


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