16 Dec We’re Rebranding! Looking Forward to a New Year and a New Name
This is one year we’d all like to put behind us. We want our lives back. With vaccines now in distribution, we can start to fantasize about a life beyond the coronavirus. We can look forward to ballgames and concerts, parades and family gatherings. To weddings and graduations that we don’t have to watch from a computer screen. To traveling freely again, welcomed back by our European allies.
In the meantime, we’re still masking and social distancing, dreaming of the day when we can do simple things again like hug our friends and celebrate birthdays.
A look back: A quick response to the Covid outbreak
We realized right away that Covid would have a potentially devastating effect on both our clients and our team. We masked-up, wiped down and limited the number of people in our offices. We began doing our initial intake process virtually via Zoom or phone. This was the way to keep our clients and team safe. We found that our clients liked this new virtual model, and it was much more efficient.
A look forward: We decided to change our name. We rebranded!
As long as we were making changes, we decided to rebrand. We’ve never really loved the name “California Document Preparers”. It’s a mouthful, and it only went part way toward describing what we do. We did some research, and we learned that what our clients value most about us is that we guide them through the legal processes—whether Living Trust, Divorce, Mediation, Deed Transfer, Probate or Business Formation–we do the heavy lifting. We answer your questions, provide oversight, prepare the legal documents and file them with the courts.
We’re now Guideway
While most of these legal processes are methodical, they can still be overwhelming—especially if you’re facing Probate while trying to process the sudden death of a parent. Or trying to divorce while worrying about its impact on your kids. We believe that “Guideway” better describes the way we serve our clients.
Look for us in 2021 as Guideway. A different name, the same high level of customer service.
We’re guiding our clients during the pandemic
The coronavirus has created an urgency. While news on the vaccine front is encouraging, it’s a long way from distribution. Many of our clients are gaining some peace of mind by creating or updating their Living Trusts. Naming your heirs and identifying how you want your estate to be distributed will ensure that your family will avoid the Probate process.
Our Trust package includes a Power of Attorney and an Advance Healthcare Directive. It also includes a Pour Over Will, and for those families with children under 18, this means that they can name a Guardianrather than having the court appoint one for them.
Best of all, we guide you through it and we prepare the legal documents. At California Document Preparers—now Guideway–for most of our services, we charge one flat fee.
We service the entire East Bay and North Bay areas
Berkeley, El Cerrito, Richmond, Pinole, Alameda, San Leandro, Castro Valley Newark, San Lorenzo, Concord, Alamo, Danville, Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Pittsburg, Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley, Discovery Bay, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Livermore, Tracy and Fremont. Our clients also live in the Napa Valley, Benicia, Vallejo, Martinez, Fairfield.