Tag: paralegal

Can you put a mobile home in a Living Trust?

Posted on 11/11/14 No Comments

Can you put a mobile home in a Living Trust? Quick answer. Yes! There is a misconception that a Mobile Home cannot be funded into a Living Trust/Estate Plan. Honestly, it is not as simple as Deeding over the property, but it can be done with some tenacity…the Dept. of Housing and Community Development is entity to contact and where the registration and title need to be changed. If either/or the registration or title are lost, then it is pretty simple to request duplicate forms, but again there are forms and associated file/processing fees.

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San Luis Obispo County Bar Association (slobar.org)

Posted on 01/18/11 No Comments

We Help You Legal, LLC is the newest member of the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association (slobar.org).  It it my, Carl Knoll, goal to become more immersed and involved in all aspects of the legal community in the San Luis Obispo County.  I am planning to join and attend all the legal educational opportunities the […]

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Top 3 Reasons to Use an LDA – Was published!

Posted on 01/13/11 No Comments

My article on “Top 3 Reasons to Use an LDA” was published today on the popular online website “www.ezinearticles.com today! If listed the Top 3 Reasons to use an LDA verus an attorney or lawyer: 1. Affordable/Low Cost 2.  Fast/Efficient 3.  Professional/Friendly/Approachable Carl

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Consumers Beware – LDA Vs. Paralegal (Paralegal Assistance Unlimited)

Posted on 01/06/11 No Comments

Until January 2001, for many years, Paralegals or Legal Assistants, were offering legal document services to the public for a fee. To make a long story short, the Paralegals who worked for attorneys were upset and ultimately led to the creation of the profession of Legal Document Assistant (LDA). Today, Paralegals must work under the direct supervision of an attorney and LDAs must go through a Registration process with the California County in which they will be advertising and preparing their documents. Paralegal Assistance Unlimited (paralegalunlimited.com), 1305 2nd Street, Los Osos, CA @ 805-304-1044, who also has an office in Fresno, is willfully and knowingly violating the law. The owner of Paralegal Assistance Unlimited, Irene Zupko, knows she is not supposed to be using the word “Paralegal” in her company name or advertising as a “Paralegal” if she is performing LDA services, but chooses to do so anyway. Sure, she can advertise and work as a Paralegal, but there are restrictions. Below is the pertinent law citation:

“California, Business and Professions Code, Section 6452. (a) It is unlawful for a person to identify himself or herself as a paralegal on any advertisement, letterhead, business card or sign, or elsewhere unless he or she has met the qualifications of subdivision (c) of Section 6450 and performs all services under the direction and supervision of an attorney who is an active member of the State Bar of California or an attorney practicing law in the federal courts of this state who is responsible for all of the services performed by the paralegal. The business card of a paralegal shall include the name of the law firm where he or she is employed or a statement that he or she is employed by or contracting with a licensed attorney.”

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Registered Vs. Licensed

Posted on 01/06/11 No Comments

In January 2001, a California law was enacted that created the profession of Legal Document Assistant (LDA).  There is an educational requirement and a registration process.  In order to perform the services of an LDA, a person must prove their education/experience, register in the county in which they will be preparing their documents and post […]

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