Category Archives: California Probate

California probate is the court process that assets must go through whenever anyone dies with anything titled in their own name. In California, if someone has $100,000 in total assets or real property valued over $20,000, their assets will be probated.

OC Probate Attorney Answers Discusses The Role of The Estate Administrator and Who Should You Choose?

By Darlynn Morgan, OC Probate Attorney As an OC probate attorney, I know that selecting the executor of your estate is one of the most critical decisions you will make while preparing your estate plan.  Many people come in to my office thinking they already know who they want to serve in this role– and […]

Orange County Probate Lawyer: Invest In The Protection of Your Family Before It’s Too Late!

By Darlynn Morgan, Orange County Probate Lawyer As an Orange County probate lawyer, I’ve literally been bursting at the seams to write this blog post after receiving an email that absolutely rocked my week. Basically, an acquaintance of mine who was in her 40’s suddenly passed away last week.  I had talked with her repeatedly […]

Orange County Probate Attorney Talks Continuing Care Retirement Communities – The Third Choice for Seniors

By Darlynn Morgan, Orange County Probate Attorney As an Orange County Probate Attorney, I often help my clients plan ahead for the type of living assistance they may want (and may ultimately need) when they reach the golden years.  However, when it comes to such options, most people only think of three things:  living at […]

Orange County Probate Lawyer Reveals Why Planning Should be a Family Affair After Heiress Leaves Millions to Her Dogs

From the desk of Darlynn Morgan, Orange County Probate Lawyer In a bizarre estate battle out of Florida, Brett Carr, the only surviving child of Heiress Gail Posner claims his mother’s staff manipulated her to leave millions of dollars and a lavish mansion to her pet dogs and the people who continue to care for […]

How to Have a ‘Straight Talk’ With Your Parents About Their Newport Beach Estate Planning and Long-Term Care Needs

From the desk of Darlynn Morgan, Orange County Probate Attorney If you are a middle-aged adult, you probably think of estate planning as a smart way to protect your children and your assets should the unthinkable happen to you. And while that is 100% true, have you thought about estate planning as it relates to […]

You MUST Update Your Estate Plan Following a Divorce, Warns OC Probate Lawyer

From the desk of Darlynn Morgan, OC Probate Lawyer For those of you following Gary Coleman’s death and subsequent will fiasco, it appears as though Coleman’s ex-wife, former manager (who is the original beneficiary of his 1999 will), and his parents are gearing up for a nasty and expensive battle in Utah probate court. Of […]

Orange County Probate Lawyer Reveals Simple Test To Determine If Your Estate Planning Up To Date

From the desk of Darlynn Morgan, Orange County Probate Lawyer Last week, I shared the top 10 life changes that warrant a review of your current Orange County Estate Plan.  If you missed that blog post, you can read it here. Naturally, that article brought up a lot of questions from people who believed meeting […]