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For January, California Document Preparers is profiling Walnut Creek office co-owner Bill Schaaf. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Bill worked his way through college, was a member of both the United Steel Workers and Laborers Unions, and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh. The beginning of a long, successful retail career Bill’s first job...

For December, California Document Preparers is profiling Oakland office co-owners Ian Duncan and Corey Priest. Ian’s a Bay Area native who went to San Francisco State University and majored in finance. In 2007, he got his paralegal degree, became a Legal Document Assistant (LDA) and took over management of Oakland’s...

California Document Preparers is pleased to announce the rollout of their new website homepage. Users will notice an immediate change when they land on the homepage. “Our new interface is cleaner, making the site much easier to navigate. We’ve eliminated some of the distraction, so that our primary legal document services—Divorce,...

For November, California Document Preparers is profiling John de Benedictis, in our Walnut Creek office. John was born in Philadelphia, grew up in Southern California, has lived in the East Bay for many years and now resides in Walnut Creek. John plays golf, bocce ball and bridge, and like many of...

California Document Preparers’ September Employee of the Month is Brook Thurston, in our Walnut Creek office. Brook was born in Colorado, grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to California in 2008. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from The PJA School in PA with an Associates Degree in Specialized Business. Like the...

On Saturday, we celebrate the 4th of July—time for fireworks, barbecues, parades--and giving thanks I’ve traveled enough to know that Americans don’t necessarily have a corner on quality of life. The French and other cultures enjoy short workweeks and a month of vacation every year. We work too hard and often...

Lynne Jenkins, in our Oakland office, is California Document Preparers' June Employee of the Month. Lynne grew up right here in the Bay Area. "The weather and culture are too great--why would we want to live anywhere else?" Lynne works part-time; her husband, son, daughter, and dog, an energetic tan shih-poo, keep...

Val Watterson, in our Dublin office, is California Document Preparers’ April Employee of the Month. Val is a fairly recent Bay Area transplant. While she grew up in the Midwest, she was fortunate enough to have lived in the Virgin Islands for 11 years, where her husband worked at the Hovensa...

Valerie Jackson, California Document Preparers’ March Employee of the Month, joined the Oakland office three years ago this month and has become an important part of this team.   Valerie arrived in the Bay Area from Oklahoma City when she was just five years old. Her single parents thought that her...

Kathleen joined the California Document Preparers’ Walnut Creek team in 2008, when the youngest of her three daughters left for college. “I was lucky enough to stay at home while my kids were growing up, but when my youngest left, I began looking for something to do besides tennis, hiking...

We’ve gotten a few calls from clients in our Oakland office wanting to know if we’ve moved And the answer is no, we’re still in the same location--244 Grand Avenue--the same address we’ve had since we opened our door in 2006. It’s been eight years since we opened this third California...