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Advocating For Self-Represented Parties

We are passionate about assisting individuals representing themselves in court without the assistance of an attorney. We believe all individuals should be afforded access to the tools and resources used by attorneys, judges, mediators and courts without incurring astronomical legal fees.










We Offer a Broad Range of Services!

For The People offers many document preparation services not listed Below so Please call or stop by to inquire about your specific need.


With nearly 30 years combined experience as a Court Reporter in Superior Court and as a Legal Document Assistant, our knowledgeable staff and trained professionals are ready to guide you through your document preparation and court process.


We provide an affordable alternative to the extreme high costs of an attorney. 


With over 30 years of experience and thousands of satisfied clients you can rest assured your documents will be prepared to meet court standards.


We provide document services in nearly two dozen areas, such as wills, divorce, and guardianships, as well as business documents such as incorporations.

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Dissolution of Marriage

Dissolution of Marriage or Domestic Partnership – The goal of the dissolution of marriage or domestic partnership process is to end the marriage and decide issues such as child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support and the division of assets and debts.


There are different types of Bankruptcy. Chapter 7, liquidation of debts; Chapter 13, repayment of all or part of your debts; Chapter 11, reorganization of business; Chapter 12, designed for family farmer or fisherman. For the People can only assist you with a Chapter 7, liquidation of debts.


A Notary’s duty is to screen the signings of important documents for their true identity, their willingness to sign without duress or intimidation and their awareness of the contents of the document or transaction. A Notary Public is an office of integrity appointed by the California Secretary of State to serve as an impartial witness in performing a variety of fraud-deterrent acts related to the signing of important documents. Property deeds, powers of attorneys and pension verifications are examples of documents that commonly require a Notary.

Living trusts

Revocable trusts are an effective estate-planning tool for avoiding the huge costs and hassles of probate. A trust is a legal document that authorizes a trustee, who can be the grantor, to hold title to and manage assets. The grantor retains the ability to revise the trust up until death. After death, assets are distributed to designated beneficiaries soon after death and without the high costs of probate.


A Last Will and Testament is a legal document that allows you to choose who will receive your property after you die, name a person to manage property left to minor children, name a guardian to care of your minor children, and name an Executor, the person who will distribute property and carry out your wishes. If your estate has to be probated and you die without a Will, your estate will be subject to intestacy laws — spouse, children, grandchildren, parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and if no blood relatives, the State, and that will dictate how your property will be distributed.

Durable Power of Attorney

A Durable Power of Attorney for Finances.
This official California form allows you to appoint the person or persons of your choice to manage your finances for you if at some point you can no longer do so for yourself. Having a Power of Attorney is essential because it could prevent the need for a costly and time-consuming court conservatorship proceeding.

Advance Health Care Directive – This official California form allows you to appoint the person or persons of your choice to make health care decisions for you if at some point you can no longer do so for yourself. Having an Advance Health Care Directive is crucial to make sure your health care wishes, organ donation, body disposition and other final arrangements you want are carried out.


Probate is the term generally used to describe what happens to a person’s property when they pass away. The primary purpose of probate is to make sure all of the decedent’s debts are paid and that the remaining property is distributed to their heirs. In California, there are different procedures used depending on the value of assets and how title is held.


A guardianship is a court case where a Judge appoints a person or organization to care for a child who cannot care for themselves or manage their own finances.


A conservatorship is a court case where a Judge appoints a person or organization to care for an adult who cannot care for themselves or manage their own finances


A California Corporation is an organization formed with the California Secretary of State to act as an artificial person to carry out business or other activities, which can sue or be sued and unless it is a non-profit, can issue shares of stock to raise funds with which to start a business or increase its capital. One benefit is that a corporation’s liability for damages or debts is limited to its assets so in most cases the shareholders and officers are protected from personal claims unless they commit fraud.

Limited Liability Companies – A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a noncorporate business whose owners actively participate in the organization’s management and are protected against personal liability for the organization’s debts and obligations. The LLC is a legal entity that has both the characteristics of a corporation and of a partnership. In most cases a LLC provides its owners with corporate-like protection against personal liability. It is, however, usually treated as a noncorporate business organization for tax purposes.


For The People will only be able to assist you in a Stepparent Adoption where both biological parents of the child agree to the adoption and are available to sign the necessary consent forms.

Grant Deed

A document that officially transfers title from individuals or entities to other individuals or entities.

Serving the Modesto Area Since 2000

For The People Document Service Center was established and has serviced our community since 2000. We have assisted thousands of satisfied customers helping them with the document preparation and navigating through the court system. If you find yourself in need of a document service we are the region’s premier document service center and ready to assist you.

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Common Questions

Are you attorneys?
We are not attorneys. We are not a law firm. We cannot represent you in court or advise you of your legal rights or the law.
How much will this cost?

An attorney may charge a significant fee to prepare your documents. Because we are not attorneys, our fees are significantly lower. We charge a flat fee whereas other services may be charged an hourly rate.

What is a Legal Document Service?

Legal Document Assistants (LDA’s) were once commonly known as Independent Paralegals. In January 2000, the law changed and stated that Paralegals working directly under the supervision of an attorney are referred to as Paralegals and cannot prepare documents outside the supervision of an attorney. An LDA is an experienced professional who is authorized, bonded, and licensed to prepare legal documents.

Do I need an LDA or an attorney?

If you do not know your legal rights, you need to consult with an attorney. If you already have decided on your course of action and are uncertain how to fill out the paperwork and navigate through the court system, an LDA can help you.

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Open Monday Through Friday 9am to 5pm

Closed 12:00-1:15 for Lunch

We Welcome Both Walk-Ins and Appointments

We are centrally located in Modesto at the corner of Orangeburg and McHenry.  We have parking available both in front and in back of our office.