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Budget Legal Center PC Law Firm

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WHY OUR FIRM?

Flat Rates - Quick And Easy - Free Consultations - No Hourly Charges - Quality Legal Services since 1990

At the Budget Legal Center, we believe that you should not have to drain your financial resources to get effective family law, divorce representation and bankruptcy help from a lawyer. Our services are effective. You do not have to sacrifice results to get legal representation at a fair price. We know how to efficiently pursue the positive results you expect. WE DON’T CHARGE HOURLY RATES EVER!

If you have two Law Firms to choose from, one that offered to handle your entire case for less then $1000 dollars and another that offered to do the job for $300 dollars an hour? Which one would you pick? Because we focus our legal practice on only Family Law and Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy, we are efficient and have finely tuned legal processes. We turn those savings over to you so you don’t need to spend 3-4 years in legal wrangling for an issue that need only take six months plus one day. We both win. Our law firm has a steady stream of clients and you are not overcharged for legal services ever.

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Child Custody

Whether your family is facing child custody, visitation, paternity, child support, divorce, guardianship or modification issues, you deserve high-quality attorney and lawyer services at a low cost… and that’s what we can offer you.

Child Support

Are you having trouble paying your child support? Do you need help establishing child support? Are you behind because its too high? Are your child support payments making it difficult to support your new family?

Divorce

Divorce is often a journey begun long before the paperwork is filed in court. We understand that each client is in various stages of the journey and do not approach domestic cases from a one-size fits all style of practice.

Guardianship

Process: In most states, anyone interested in the proposed ward’s well-being can request a guardianship. An attorney is usually retained to file a petition for a hearing in the probate court in the proposed ward’s county of residence.

LOW-COST FLAT-FEE LEGAL SERVICES

There is no need to overpay for family law services. Whether you are on a strict budget, or have the money but don’t care to waste it, our low costs flat fees for divorce and bankruptcy will keep more of your money in your own pocket.

Paying high hourly fees for an attorney is a thing of the past. It’s outdated. It’s inefficient. It’s expensive. It just doesn’t make sense.

Here’s what makes sense: Knowing how much you are going to pay right away. Knowing that you’re getting effective representation for an affordable price. Knowing that you have a law firm on your side that has completed more than 10,000 divorces for satisfied clients in Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Now serving San Bernardino county.

Fast Quality Legal Advice

At the Budget Legal Center, we believe that you should not have to drain your financial resources to get effective family law, divorce representation and bankruptcy help from a lawyer. Our services are effective. You do not have to sacrifice results to get legal representation at a fair price. We know how to efficiently pursue the positive results you expect. Are you interested in knowing exactly how reasonable our flat fees are? Call (818) 798-1768 or press our free consultation form button below..

Fast Service Saves You Time And Money

One of the ways we save you money is by not wasting time. We evaluate your needs, explain your options and execute the necessary filings and paperwork. We do not fall into the trap of extending your case. A divorce that takes three to four years to complete doesn’t benefit anybody but the attorney. We have a cost-effective option that takes minimal time without sacrificing quality. Under California law, the minimum amount of time required to finalize a divorce is six months plus one day. Quite often, this is exactly how long a divorce will take if you choose Budget Legal Center, PC, to represent you. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of combined family law experience.

 

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Child Custody and Visitation

On the surface, child custody and visitation issues seem very complex. In reality, they are not. The law outlines very clearly how these matters are to be handled. Predictably, the judges follow the law very closely. After all, that’s their job.

Are you concerned about protecting your rights as a father? Protecting a father’s rights is no different than protecting a parent’s rights.

At Budget Legal Center, we understand the law. We understand divorce, child custody and visitation. We have designed a system to allow you to get through the process efficiently, effectively and affordably. We’re here to save you money.

Since 1990 We Have Proudly Provided The Most Affordable Services In California

Our law firm was established in 1990 by lawyers experienced in all aspects of child custody and visitation. We designed a straightforward method of obtaining results in these cases. This method allows us to minimize cost. It allows us to provide you with the low-cost services you need.

We have represented more than 10,000 clients in LA and Orange Counties. Our satisfied customers have been surprised by our ability to provide truly affordable and truly effective services. Let us help you handle your child custody and visitation case today.

At Budget Legal Center, we understand the law. We understand divorce, child custody and visitation. We have designed a system to allow you to get through the process efficiently, effectively and affordably. We’re here to save you money.

 

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Divorce Help Line CALL or TEXT (818) 798-1768

Uncontested Divorce / Contested Divorce / 

Dissolution of Marriage / Qualification for Annulment

Mediation

Divorce is often a journey begun long before the paperwork is filed in court. We understand that each client is in various stages of the journey and do not approach domestic cases from a one-size fits all style of practice. No matter where you are on the journey, we have an attorney trained to assist you in answering your questions, listening to your concerns, and advocacting for you so you can begin the process of recovery

1. There are no winners in Divorce

2. Don’t go back to relationship sore spots

3. Don’t use the kids as pawns

4. Don’t alienate your ex’s Family

5. Don’t prolong the settlement process

6. Don’t expect emotional resolution

7. Be civil and cooperative

8. Erect healthy boundaries

9. Don’t become each others’s sex life

10. Revenge is overrated and more stressful:

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GUARDIANSHIP - CONSERVATORSHIP - GRAND PARENT’S RIGHT’S - POWER OF ATTORNEY

Every adult is assumed to be capable of making his or her own decisions unless a court determines otherwise. If an adult becomes incapable of making responsible decisions due to a mental disability, the court will appoint a substitute decision maker, often called a “guardian,” but in some states called a “conservator” or other term. Guardianship is a legal relationship between a competent adult (the “guardian”) and a person who because of incapacity is no longer able to take care of his or her own affairs (the “ward”).

The guardian can be authorized to make legal, financial, and health care decisions for the ward. Depending on the terms of the guardianship and state practices, the guardian may or may not have to seek court approval for various decisions. In many states, a person appointed only to handle finances is called a “conservator.”

Some incapacitated individuals can make responsible decisions in some areas of their lives but not others. In such cases, the court may give the guardian decision making power over only those areas in which the incapacitated person is unable to make responsible decisions (a so-called “limited guardianship”). In other words, the guardian may exercise only those rights that have been removed from the ward and delegated to the guardian.

Incapacity

The standard under which a person is deemed to require a guardian differs from state to state. In some states the standards are different, depending on whether a complete guardianship or a conservatorship over finances only is being sought. Generally a person is judged to be in need of guardianship when he or she shows a lack of capacity to make responsible decisions. A person cannot be declared incompetent simply because he or she makes irresponsible or foolish decisions, but only if the person is shown to lack the capacity to make sound decisions. For example, a person may not be declared incompetent simply because he spends money in ways that seem odd to someone else. Also, a developmental disability or mental illness is not, by itself, enough to declare a person incompetent.

Process

In most states, anyone interested in the proposed ward’s well-being can request a guardianship. An attorney is usually retained to file a petition for a hearing in the probate court in the proposed ward’s county of residence. Protections for the proposed ward vary greatly from state to state, with some simply requiring that notice of the proceeding be provided and others requiring the proposed ward’s presence at the hearing. The proposed ward is usually entitled to legal representation at the hearing, and the court will appoint an attorney if the allegedly incapacitated person cannot afford a lawyer.

At the hearing, the court attempts to determine if the proposed ward is incapacitated and, if so, to what extent the individual requires assistance. If the court determines that the proposed ward is indeed incapacitated, the court then decides if the person seeking the role of guardian will be a responsible guardian. A guardian can be any competent adult — the ward’s spouse, another family member, a friend, a neighbor, or a professional guardian (an unrelated person who has received special training). A competent individual may nominate a proposed guardian through a durable power of attorney in case she ever needs a guardian.

The guardian need not be a person at all — it can be a non-profit agency or a public or private corporation. If a person is found to be incapacitated and a suitable guardian cannot be found, courts in many states can appoint a public guardian, a publicly financed agency that serves this purpose. In naming someone to serve as a guardian, courts give first consideration to those who play a significant role in the ward’s life — people who are both aware of and sensitive to the ward’s needs and preferences. If two individuals wish to share guardianship duties, courts can name co-guardians.

Reporting Requirements

Courts often give guardians broad authority to manage the ward’s affairs. In addition to lacking the power to decide how money is spent or managed, where to live and what medical care he or she should receive, wards also may not have the right to vote, marry or divorce, or carry a driver’s license. Guardians are expected to act in the best interests of the ward, but given the guardian’s often broad authority, there is the potential for abuse. For this reason, courts hold guardians accountable for their actions to ensure that they don’t take advantage of or neglect the ward.

The guardian of the property inventories the ward’s property, invests the ward’s funds so that they can be used for the ward’s support, and files regular, detailed reports with the court. A guardian of the property also must obtain court approval for certain financial transactions. Guardians must file an annual account of how they have handled the ward’s finances. In some states guardians must also give an annual report on the ward’s status. Guardians must offer proof that they made adequate residential arrangements for the ward, that they provided sufficient health care and treatment services, and that they made available educational and training programs, as needed. Guardians who cannot prove that they have adequately cared for the ward may be removed and replaced by another guardian.

Alternatives to Guardianship

Because guardianship involves a profound loss of freedom and dignity, state laws require that guardianship be imposed only when less restrictive alternatives have been tried and proven to be ineffective. Less restrictive alternatives that should be considered before pursuing guardianship include:

Power of Attorney. 

A power of attorney is the grant of legal rights and powers by a person (the principal) to another (the agent or attorney-in-fact). The attorney-in-fact, in effect, stands in the shoes of the principal and acts for him or her on financial, business or other matters. In most cases, even when the power of attorney is immediately effective, the principal does not intend for it to be used unless and until he or she becomes incapacitated.  (For more on powers of attorney, click here.)

Representative or Protective Payee.

This is a person appointed to manage Social Security, Veterans’ Administration, Railroad Retirement, welfare or other state or federal benefits or entitlement program payments on behalf of an individual.

Conservatorship.

In some states this proceeding can be voluntary, where the person needing assistance with finances petitions the probate court to appoint a specific person (the conservator) to manage his or her financial affairs. The court must determine that the conservatee is unable to manage his or her own financial affairs, but nevertheless has the capacity to make the decision to have a conservator appointed to handle his or her affairs.

Revocable trust.

 A revocable or “living” trust can be set up to hold an older person’s assets, with a relative, friend or financial institution serving as trustee. Alternatively, the older person can be a co-trustee of the trust with another individual who will take over the duties of trustee should the older person become incapacitated.

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Chapter 7 Or 13 Bankruptcy Attorney Services: (818) 798-1768

 

How can we help? We will stop wage garnishment, creditor harrassment and home foreclosure.

It happens to the best of us. You didn’t plan on it. You were thrown a curve ball and you are now way behind on your payments. Overwhelming debt can begin with job loss, illness or injury or a statewide economic slump. Debt that seemed manageable becomes unmanageable. At Budget Legal Center our attorneys have seen it all before. We would like to offer you debt relief for a low rate and fixed fee. Our law firm has successfully completed thousands of bankruptcies throughout Southern California. We give each of our clients the debt relief they need to start over.

Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy? Which to Choose?

There are a few reasons why a chapter 7 works out better for many people. Both types of bankruptcy can stop wage garnishment, creditor harassment and home foreclosure proceedings for a low down payment. Budget Legal Center officers a same day filing which will accomplish the following objectives. Provide immediate, same day relief from creditor harassment – Stop wage garnishments – Stop auto repossessions – Stop home foreclosures: So what is the difference? A chapter 7 will completely wipe out your debt (debt discharge) and you can keep many of your assets. A chapter 13 will require you to re-pay your debt and you may keep all of your assets as long as you finish the repayment plan. A chapter 13 will cost more to complete.

Save Money and File a Chapter 7

Many individuals cannot keep up with the repayment plan of a chapter 13 and file a chapter 7 bankruptcy later. Why not file the chapter 7 to begin with? It will save you money in the end. A low down payment for your chapter 7 bankruptcy is all it takes to stop the harassing phone calls.

Flat Fee Bankruptcy With a Payment Schedule Option

Almost all of our clients have kept their property and personal possessions while paying nothing back to their creditors. You won’t know if that could be you unless you give us a call. Call (818) 798-1768 or press the ready set go red button below right now to start with your free consultation. Put our experience to work and get the debt relief you need for a fresh start.

 

 

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHILD SUPPORT LAWYER

When parents split up and there are children to be raised, child support is on the table. But it is not necessary to reinvent the wheel or to fork over hefty fees to lawyers when this happens. If you have have a child support issue and are seeking legal counsel about how to resolve present and past child support issues in California, contact Budget Legal Center PC today. Typically, this can be resolved to the clients satisfaction.

At the Budget Legal Center PC, we know that in most cases the California child support issues can disrupt many lives. Resolving these issues is a pretty straightforward formula. Applying it doesn’t require rocket science or big hourly legal bills. We offer flat fees at affordable rates in support cases to control costs while still delivering real results.

Since opening our doors in 1990, we have helped hundreds of clients in Los Angeles and  Orange County surrounding areas in Southern California to resolve their child support issues. We do this in a cost-effective, efficient way that leverages our experience and ability to focus relentlessly on our clients’ goals and interests.

What Happens When Child Support Isn’t Paid?

Legal counsel is needed to assist in ensuring child support is paid correctly and fairly. It’s true that when child support isn’t paid, various enforcement issues can arise. These may include:

1. Calculation of current child support

2. Calculation and Collection of unpaid child support amounts usually can be lowered

3. Modification of child support orders based on changed circumstances

None of these issues require you to hand over a blank check to your lawyer. For example, if you got behind on paying child support, you may have had your driver’s license taken away. We can help you fight to get your license back without charging you a big fee. And at Budget Legal Center PC, Affordable Means Affordable — No More Than $500.

CHILD SUPPORT LAWYERS

For over 25 years, Budget Legal Center PC has been your affordable legal resource for child support cases in California. We have the knowledge of the law on our side and can help whatever the case may be. In challenging times, it’s important to have sound legal counsel on your side. And remember, it is always free to set up a consultation about your pending legal case or any child support issue with one of our staff.

Give us a call today and a member of our legal team can assist you. We can walk you through all of the legal steps you’ll need to take to move the case forward and gain a level of stability for your budget. Our child support lawyers and staff are professional, discreet, and always striving to advocate for your legal rights.

 

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