Sunday, September 28, 2014

By The People Fairfield CA

Rene talks about how By The People in Fairfield can help people with legal matters in an inexpensive way. See more at

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Defining Legal Terms - By The People Fairfield CA

Rene goes over what types of questions they can help answer at By The People. A legal document preparation company. See more at

Friday, September 26, 2014

How Does Someone Change Their Name?

Having the freedom to change your name is something people are thankful for when they need it. A lot of women who have fallen in love with the wrong guy know this feeling. The most common reason some one changes their name is because of a change in marital status. Although it is the most common reason for a change of name nearly any reason is accepted.

One reason you can't use for a change of name is for avoiding bankruptcy. You can't pretend your some one else just because you've changed your name. Secondly, you can't violate a trademark. Many celebrities trademark their name, like Paul McCartney. So therefore it probably won't work if you want to change your name to Tom Cruise, or Angelina Jolie. Thirdly, you can't change a name to something with numbers or symbols in it. Lastly, no one can use obscene words in their name.

After some one has picked a good name that doesn't imply fraudulent intent then they can continue on by getting the forms to fill out. Then they can go online to download a kit that includes all the forms they need to change their name in their state, that's the easiest way. If you don't want to deal with doing it yourself then consult an attorney in your area.

When the forms are completed and signed then it may already be official but in most states they require the form to be notarized. The only way you can know for sure is to know your local laws and procedures by contacting the appropriate local government office (or attorney), which is usually the courthouse. The instructions that come along with the name change kit will usually explain the state procedures also.

The state procedures for changing your name usually include submitting your paperwork to the appropriate office, waiting for approval, and then placing a newspaper ad announcing your name change. The reason for this to be included in the procedures is to give your new name to any one you may owe debt to. If the public objects then they could then intervene and object to the name change if debt is owed under the current name. If no one objects then you send in your affidavit and return it to the court clerk. You will then receive an Order Granting Change of Name, which will be your new ID. You can take the new ID at the DMV, Social Security Administration, and the Bureau of Records/Vital Statistics to get your new drivers license, social security card, and birth certificate.

The DMV can be very picky about having a SSN before some one gets a drivers license with their new name. Therefore it is suggested that they should go to the Social Security Administration first for their new social security card with their new name.

Disclaimer: This article has been written for information and interest purposes only. The information contained within this article is the opinion of the author only, and should not be construed as legal advice or used to make legal decisions. Consult an attorney in your area if you're seeking legal advice.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

DIVORCE !!! Easier than you think? - By The People Fairfield CA

Rene goes over how a divorce does not always need to involve a full legal team. He explains the process of how By The People can help file the paperwork necessary for the courts. See more at

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

DUI Expungement Basic Process

DUI Expungement can be achieved, although it's not easy. Always consult with a competent attorney. Expungement is really a court-ordered process in which the legal document of an arrest is sealed or erased. Expungement is also legal process through which an arrest or conviction may be erased from a person's criminal record. When a conviction is expunged, the process may also be known as "setting aside a criminal conviction." The availability of expungement, and the method for getting an arrest or conviction expunged, will range according for the state or county in which the arrest or conviction occurred.

A DUI expungement ordinarily signifies that an arrest or conviction is erased from someone's criminal record for most purposes. Right after the DUI expungement procedure is finished, an arrest or even a criminal conviction ordinarily doesn't have to be disclosed by the particular person who was arrested or convicted. As an example, when filling out an application to get a job or apartment, an applicant whose arrest or conviction is expunged does not must disclose that arrest or conviction.

In most cases, no document of a DUI expunged arrest or conviction will show up if a prospective employer, academic institution, or other company conducts a public data inspection or background search of an individual's criminal record.

A DUI expungement arrest or conviction is just not automatically completely erased, in the literal sense from the phrase. A DUI expungement will ordinarily be an available part of a person's criminal file, viewable by selected government agencies, such as law enforcement along with the criminal courts. This limited accessibility is sometimes known as a criminal file currently being "under seal."

In some legal proceedings, this kind of as for the duration of sentencing for any crimes committed following an expungement, or in immigration / deportation proceedings, an expunged conviction that's "under seal" might even now be regarded as evidence of a prior conviction.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Advantages of an LLC | What is an LLC?

Are you wondering what the advantages of an LLC are? Wondering what is an LLC, an S-Corp, Partnership or Sole Proprietorship? Learn why you might consider the advantages of an LLC as your choice for choosing the entity of your company structure.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Living Trusts/Wills - By The People

Living Trusts are a way for you to make sure that your estate goes to who you want it to go to, without having to go through the Delay, Agony and Expense of Probate.

We can assist with creating Single Living Trust for one person, or Joint Living Trusts for Married Couples.
Our Living Trust Package includes:
  • Articles of Trust
  • Wills
  • Financial Power of Attorney
  • CA Advanced Health Care Directive
  • HIPAA Release 
Our fees are $499.00 for a Single Living Trust or $599.00 for a Joint Living Trust

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

By The People FAQs

  • Are BY THE PEOPLE Personnel attorneys? No, we are not attorneys. We are Legal Document Assistants. In California, we are a licensed and bonded profession.
  • What if I need legal advise? You can always consult with an attorney of your choice. We can provide you with a referral for an excellent local attorney who specializes in cases similar to yours if you have questions we cannot answer for you, or your situation is more complicated than our services are meant to help with.
  • Do you have a Notary Public? Yes, whenever we are open we have a Notary Public on staff. If you are a BY THE PEOPLE customer, all Notarizations of your documents are included in our fees. If you have documents not prepared by BY THE PEOPLE, we charge $10.00 per signature you need notarized, in Cash Only. You must sign the document in our presence and provide valid photo identification.
  • Does BY THE PEOPLE handle Criminal Matters? No, we only handle uncontested civil matters. However, if you would like to contact us, we may be able to refer an excellent local attorney to you.
  • I need to have my documents prepared immediately. Do you have Rush or Same-Day document preparation services? Yes, we can prepare certain documents within a few hours, if necessary. Rush and Same-Day services are available for the following documents: Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, Deeds, LLC and Incorporation Articles. A modest Rush Fees will apply to these services.
  • How long will it take to prepare my documents? The documents we prepare at BY THE PEOPLE are typed specifically at your direction. All documents are then rigorously proofed to ensure you receive the highest quality legal documents available anywhere. Most of our documents are prepared and ready for you to sign within one week, depending on your situation. 
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Friday, September 19, 2014

Probate - By The People

If you are having to go through the Probate Process with the court, let BY THE PEOPLE help.

We may be able to assist you in representing yourself, by preparing the documents needed, filing the paperwork with the court, setting court dates, arranging for publication, and many other steps needed to complete the process.

Our fees are 1% of the value of the estate (up to $3,500.00). Any fees for the courts, probate referee, publication will be extra.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Incorporation/LLC - By The People

Let By The People help you set up your Corporation or LLC.

We will create your Company Articles, file them with the Secretary of State, and create an Organizational Kit for you, including: Sample Bylaws and Minutes, Seal, Shares, and Misc. Needed Forms.

Our fees are $399.00 plus filing fees:

INC - $115.00 and LLC - $85.00