Do It Yourself Documents is America's
low-cost, paralegal-resource center!
"Top brands, best independent paralegal
services, lowest prices, huge selection."
DO IT YOURSELF DOCUMENTS carries state specific and national
legal forms, as well as "do-it-yourself" and "how to" legal books, kits and software. We also
paralegal and nonlawyer, assistant services for
business formation, child custody, divorce, annulment, legal separation,
estate planning, including Last Wills & Testament, Powers of Attorney, Trusts, Living Wills and much more.
DO IT YOURSELF DOCUMENTS' staff is friendly and knowledgeable,
so call us toll free at (866) 946-0325 or click on the online,
paralegal chat button between the hours of 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. PST.
AAA (Affordable-Attorney-Alternative) Services
offered by Do It Yourself Documents
Adoption. The perpetual and legal transfer of all parental rights from one person or couple to another person or couple. Adoptive parents then have the same rights and responsibilities as the biological parent(s) who children were born to them. The person whose rights are being terminated no longer has parental rights.
Child Custody. In Washington State a parenting plan is drafted to determine who the child(ren) will live with and who will have visitation rights. If through a divorce process the parenting plan will be filed along with the final divorce documents. If the parents are not married a parenting plan will need to be established through courts. This process may also include establishing child support for the child(ren).
Divorce. Are you a resident of Washington State? Then you may file Your
Washington State Divorce (Dissolution), Legal Separation or Annulment in
Lincoln County Superior Court and avoid a court appearance and parenting
classes as required by all other Washington State counties. Everything
is completed through the mail! However, both parties must be agreement,
unless the respondent resides out of state, see
Lincoln County information.
Guardianship. Usually this is obtained prior to a disabled child coming of legal age allowing the parents to continue making all legal and medical decsions for the child. Other situations that may require a guardianship are when parents become unable to make legal or medical decisions for themselves and have not executed a prior power of attorney. Every adult should have a Power of Attorney for Finances and a Power of Attorney for Healthcare where in they have named individuals to act for them when they are not able. When an individual can no longer make financial and/or healthcare decisions for themselves and they have not given a Power of Attorney to anyone a Guardianship of the Person and Estate will have to filed with the Court. By law, until a Guardian is appointed by the court, no one can make financial or healthcare decisions for them.
Third Party (Nonparental) Custody. Typically this situation arises when a grandparent, aunt, uncle or other close family member wants to obtain custody of a child because the biological parents are unable to properly care for the child. The family member is awarded custody of the child and the biological parents may or may not be awarded visitation with the child. This will be determined by the courts.
Child Custody Services
Divorce, Legal Separation & Annulment Services
Estate Planning Services
Estate Planning Services Continued
Powers Of Attorney
Downloadable Do-It-Yourself Divorce Kits
Downloadable Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning Forms & Kits
Estate Planning. To insure who inherits
your estate after you pass you need to have completed your estate planning. If you
do not, then you have no say as to who inherits your assets after your death. Complete
estate planning includes a power of attorney for finances, healthcare, a living
will (healthcare directive) as well as a last will & testament. Many people
that have real property choose a revocable trust to prevent probate of an estate.
A trust also includes powers of attorney, living wills, burial instructions, HIPAA
waiver and much more.
By having powers of attorney done you know that the people
you want will be making financial and healthcare decisions for you when you are
not able and by having a will or trust done your estate will be distributed to those
that you want it to be distributed to.
Probate. After someone dies, their estate
(assets) are distributed to their heirs, whether they have a will or not. This court
process is called "probate."
Probate may not always be necessary, as it depends on the
value of the assets and they type of assets. In some instances, probate may be preferable
when there are debts to be paid or if you think, there might be a dispute over the
division of the estate by any of the heirs. Removing the deceased person's name
from a real property deed (home) most always requires probate unless the property
has been transferred into a trust prior to death.
Powers of Attorney
Last Will & Testament