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Important Legal Documents

Important Legal Documents

Important legal documents are a must for any person who wants to safeguard their future. Estate Planning: Wills and Trusts One of the most important legal documents is a will, which states what happens to your assets after you die. A trust is another legal document...
What it’s like to go through PROBATE

What it’s like to go through PROBATE

Probate is a legal process in which a will is subjected to a court-supervised examination to ensure that the person who wrote it and the beneficiaries named in it are who they say they are, that the will was signed by the person making it, and that it complies with...
Divorce Mediation is a Less Contentious Way to End a Marriage

Divorce Mediation is a Less Contentious Way to End a Marriage

Ending a marriage is hard. Fighting in court is harder. But, there is another way. Divorce mediation is a process in which the divorcing couple tries to work out all the issues that they have with each other, instead of going to court to fight. Divorce mediation is...
When do I need legal assistance?

When do I need legal assistance?

The California Justice Gap Survey found that 55% of Californians experienced at least one civil legal issue in their household in the past year and 13% experienced 6 or more. The rate was higher for those living in lower-income households. The main legal issues...
What is a Parenting Agreement?

What is a Parenting Agreement?

Your Parenting Agreement Your parenting agreement spells out how you and the other parent will continue to provide and care for your children after you separate. An effective plan is customized to fit the needs of your family situation and contains information on how...
Get Your Legal Paperwork in Order for the New Year

Get Your Legal Paperwork in Order for the New Year

Now is the perfect time to get your legal paperwork in order. Writing your will, creating the trust you’ve been meaning to establish, or filing other legal documents now will provide you with a fresh start in the new year. It can be hard to figure out what you...
Holiday Visitation and Custody Changes

Holiday Visitation and Custody Changes

The holidays are almost upon us but there is still time to update your visitation and custody agreements to make sure you have time with your kids for Thanksgiving and the winter holidays.  According to the California Courts, there are four types of visitation...

Mediated Divorce

Mediated Divorce The most common reason for pursuing a mediated divorce is the desire to avoid court altogether. When couples hire an attorney, they are at the mercy of the court system. When a couple seeks a mediated divorce, they have the ability to choose the date...
Flat Fee Probate

Flat Fee Probate

What can you do to take control of your loved one’s assets if they die without a trust? The estate will have to go through a sometimes extensive and usually expensive legal process called probate. What is probate? Probate is a legal process that takes place...