Category Archives: newport beach estate planning attorney

Newport Beach Estate Lawyer: Understanding General POAs vs. Limited POAs

As a Newport Beach estate lawyer, I know that it can be difficult to plan for the future, especially for a time when you’re not able to make certain decisions for yourself. The idea can be tough to swallow, even if you’ve experienced it with older relatives and know of the possibilities. However, planning ahead […]

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, […]

Ask a Newport Beach Estate Planning Lawyer: “I Just Discovered A Long-Lost Sister. Can She Inherit Dad’s Estate?”

This may sound like a situation for a movie, but our Newport Beach estate planning lawyers have actually received a few calls like these. A long-lost child appears after the death of their parent. This is an alarming situation for so many reasons, but people often wonder if that child has a claim against the […]

Orange County Estate Planning Lawyer: Mental Health and Health Care Directives

Health care directives, including the Living Will, Health Care Agent Designation, and HIPAA Medical Release, are crucial elements of every estate plan in Orange County. One issue that does not come up very often when discussing health care directives, though, is mental health. Mental health falls into the realm of health care and as such […]

Do I Need A New Estate Plan If I Move to a New State?

If I had to pick one question that I am asked the most, I’d have to say this one ranks way up there… Do I need a new estate plan if I move out of California? Just like the answer to most estate planning questions, the answer is “it depends.” However, this one has a […]

When Does A Power of Attorney in California Expire?

A Power of Attorney is a legal device that is used to give someone the power to act on your behalf if you are unable to.  For example, if you have Alzheimer’s disease, there is a possibility that you will get to the point where it is no longer possible for you to make decisions. […]

Digital Assets: California is Moving in the Right Direction

Good news! California is taking steps toward putting a legal framework in place for handling digital assets after someone passes away.  I’ve been talking to you for years about including digital assets in your estate plan and now the law is catching up. Digital assets such as email accounts, social media online, and even online […]

Are Your Loved Ones Prepared to Carry Out Your End-of-Life Medical Wishes?

Preparing your Advance Healthcare Directive is one of the most important pieces of your estate plan. Ideally, you should be the one who makes decisions regarding the type and level of care you receive at the end of your life. A medical healthcare directive will allow you to do that even if you are unable […]

Top Fears that Newport Beach Estate Planning Lawyers Face with their Clients

When clients come to see a Newport Beach estate planning lawyer, they generally have multiple goals in mind. Interestingly, they don’t always realize this fact, thinking that they “just” need to put together a will that stipulates who gets what after they have passed away. While this is obviously a very important part of what […]

Newport Beach Estate Lawyer: 4 Steps to Avoid Stress at the End of Life

As a general rule, Americans are very uncomfortable talking about end of life issues. We just don’t like to think of the end of our life or the end of our loved one’s life. I get that. But, if there was one message I could get across today it would be this: By not discussing […]