Orange County Estate Lawyer Advises to Keep it in the Family: Estate Planning and Family Businesses

  Giving your children and grandchildren the legacy and pride of a family business can keep your nose to the grindstone for decades. Financial security, family harmony, and growing wealth together are some of the benefits of a family business. Legacies are meant to outlive the legacy makers. If you’re a business owner in California, […]

What Happens if I Don’t Have a Will? An Introduction to California Intestacy Law

Dying intestate, or without a will, is very common. If you die without a will, your property will go through Orange County probate and is then distributed according to Californi intestacy law. Intestacy laws govern intestate property. They go into effect unless there is a valid will to testify to the deceased’s wishes or an […]

Orange County Will Lawyers: How to Handle the Disposition of Your Remains

Funeral planning is not a pleasant experience, especially when you’re pre-planning your own. But Orange County will lawyers stress that it’s important to have your wishes in writing for after you pass away, since you won’t be around to let anyone know what you want done once you’re gone. Do you want to be buried […]

Parents of Children with Disabilities: These 4 Critical Components Should Be Part of Your Orange County Special Needs Planning

When you have a child that may require a lifetime of assistance and care, extra attention must be given to planning their future.    Our Orange County special needs planning lawyers work with parents every day to ensure their disabled children have necessary estate and transition plans in place for total peace of mind in this […]

Newport Beach Will and Estate Lawyer: “Millennials Need Estate Planning, Too!”

As a Newport Beach will and estate lawyer, I often hear the myth that estate planning is only for rich or older people who have children. Unfortunately, this misconception is why many people without children, or people just starting out without a lot of money, assume incorrectly that estate planning is not necessary. Right now, […]

Orange County Trust Lawyer: Consider Using a Trust to Protect Your Child’s Inheritance from Divorce

You’ve worked hard to leave your children a financial legacy, and the last thing you want is for that half of your child’s inheritance to walk out the door with an ex-spouse if he or she gets divorced someday. But, under today’s laws, that could actually happen if you don’t safeguard your family’s assets and […]

Orange County Special Needs Lawyer: Will Receiving an Inheritance Cause Me to Lose My Government Benefits?

As an Orange County special needs lawyer, I often receive questions about whether a disabled individual can continue to receive benefits after receiving an inheritance. The answer is that it really depends on the type of benefit that is being collected. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) SSDI is a government benefit that helps those with […]

Orange County Will and Trust Lawyer: Should My Will Have Co-Executors?

When making an estate plan and Last Will and Testament, many people have a difficult time deciding who should be the Executor of their estate. Oftentimes they will consider naming Co-Executors – two or more people who serve as executor of the estate. Each Co-Executor named in your Last Will and Testament will have authority […]

Newport Beach Estate Planning Lawyer: 3 Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid

As a Newport Beach estate planning lawyer, I’ve seen recent studies that have shown that only a little more than half of all Americans have a Will or Trust document in place to direct their estate after they pass away, and that the vast majority of those documents have not been updated in the last […]

Compensation for Being Your Parent’s Caregiver | Orange County Elder Law Attorney

If you are providing care to your parent, you are probably doing it without being asked and without compensation. It probably isn’t on your mind at all. But, I can tell you as an Orange County elder law attorney, it should be. As a society, we value our elders and provide the care they need […]