Category Archives: Estate Planning

Newport Beach Estate Planning Lawyers Outline The 5 Most Infamous Estate Planning Battles

When done properly, an estate plan affords peace of mind to those creating it and leaves behind a legacy for their descendants. But sometimes estate planning can go awry – and it’s usually due to eccentricities held by either the creators of the estate plan, the beneficiaries, or both. To give a good idea of […]

Orange County Estate Planning Lawyer: Here’s a Unique Financial Gift to Give to Your Loved Ones This Valentine’s Day

By Orange County Estate Planning Lawyer, Darlynn Morgan If you’re searching for a special gift that demonstrates just how deeply you love your spouse, significant other, kids or family members this Valentine’s Day… …then consider going “outside the box” and giving your family the gift of estate planning, which provides the peace of mind knowing […]

Newport Beach Will and Estate Attorney Says, “When It Comes to Cryptocurrency, Estate Planning Is a Must!”

By By Long Beach Will and Estate Attorney, Darlynn Morgan You’ve most likely seen articles and news segments about cryptocurrency. The most popular form is Bitcoin, but there are several others on the horizon. For the uninitiated, cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency that uses cryptography for security, making it difficult to counterfeit. One of […]

Orange County Will and Trust Attorney: How to Prepare for an Unexpected Disability

As an Orange County will and trust attorney, I often see the results of what happens when someone does not plan for the possibility of an unexpected disability.  Most people come to our office ready to plan for their retirement or how they would like to see their estates managed after they have passed away.  […]

Orange County Trust Lawyer: How to Safely Leave an Inheritance to an Adult Child with Substance Abuse Problems

By Orange County Trust Lawyer Darlynn Morgan Just about everyone knows or loves someone with a substance abuse problem. The detrimental effects impact many facets of American society. Sadly, we are seeing an upswing in the number of clients that have to deal with a loved one’s substance abuse in their estate planning. Most parents […]

Orange County Estate Lawyer Says, “A Tattoo Should Not Replace a Properly Drafted DNR!”

By Orange County Estate Lawyer Darlynn Morgan You may have heard about this story: doctors were faced with an ethical dilemma when they found the words “Do Not Resuscitate” tattooed on a man’s chest. The tattoo even included the man’s signature. The patient had no other documentation and was not accompanied by any family members […]

When Something is NOT Better Than Nothing – Hidden Dangers of DIY Estate Planning

In the past, we’ve shared about the hidden dangers of DIY estate planning. In this post, we cover one of the greatest risks posed by do-it-yourself documents You might think you can save time and money by using do-it-yourself estate planning documents you find online. You’re probably anxious to check estate planning off your life’s to-do […]

Newport Beach Will and Estates Attorney: How Does a Healthcare Directive Work in California?

As a Newport Beach will and estates attorney, I’m often asked, “How does a Healthcare Directive or Living Will work in California?” Essentially, an Advance Healthcare Directive, sometimes referred to as a Living Will in California, is a legal document that spells out your wishes for healthcare if you are incapacitated or otherwise unable to […]

Orange County Trust Lawyer: Protect Your Family from Privacy Intrusions and Scam Artists When You Are Gone with a Living Trust

As an Orange County trust lawyer, I’ve found that most people do not understand the serious privacy intrusions that their family can face if they die without a Living Trust. Here in California and across the country, if you pass away without a Living Trust, all of the details about your family’s inheritance and what […]

Orange County Parents: Here’s What Can Happen to Your Kids If You Pass Away Without a Will or Trust in Place

One of my greatest passions as an Orange County estate planning lawyer is teaching parents how to wisely prepare for death. I realize the possibility of dying while your children are still young can be difficult to accept and that’s why many parents choose to not think about it. Unfortunately, this fear can prevent parents […]