Orange County Business Attorney Reveals That In Forming a Business Entity, An Ounce of Prevention Can Be Worth Pounds of Cure

From the desk of Darlynn Morgan, Orange County Business Attorney Your years of hard work have finally paid off.  The long hours, the networking, the devotion to your clients have all put you in prime position to open your own shop. But not so fast… Curb your enthusiasm for just a few minutes and think […]

When It Comes To Medicaid Planning, Now Is Always Better Than Later Says Orange County Elder Lawyer

As an Orange County elder lawyer, I often hear people exclaim during their planning sessions “I hope I never end up in a nursing home!” How many times have you said it yourself? The loss of personal freedom as well as the potentially devastating financial cost can be a scary proposition.  Depending on where you […]

Do I Really Need an Orange County Estate Planning Lawyer or Can I Do It Myself?

I am often asked: ‘Do I really need a lawyer or can I just do my estate planning myself’? Putting my bias as an Orange County estate planning lawyer aside, the truth is that creating your own legal documents creates a false sense of security and serious problems that you won’t catch until it’s too […]

10 Important Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Orange County Estate Planning Lawyer

Finding, and eventually hiring, an Orange County estate planning lawyer is a very big decision for you and your family. Essentially, this will be the person who sees your family through perhaps the toughest time of their life.   He or she will also be responsible for keeping a close eye on your family to ensure […]

Orange County Estate Planning Lawyer Offers 4 Easy Steps to Help Choose Guardians For Your Kids

From the desk of Darlynn Morgan, Orange County Estate Planning Lawyer One of the most common complaints I hear from parents who have not yet chosen guardians to care for their minor children is that they simply can’t decide who is the best person to raise their kids if something tragic happens to them. And […]

Can You ‘Casually Agree’ On The Terms of a Newport Beach Prenup?

From the desk of Darlynn Morgan, Newport Beach Prenup Lawyer It’s the middle of June and the sultry summer wedding season is in full swing. Couples are running around frantically trying to finalize their plans and almost all of them will be presented with one burning question before the big day:  are you signing a […]

Orange County Will Lawyer Offers 9 Critical Considerations In Searching for an Assisted Living Facility

From the Desk of Darlynn Morgan, Orange County Will Lawyer As an Orange County will lawyer, I help seniors and their families make smart decisions regarding their end-of-life wishes and long-term care on regular basis. And because of my experience in this area, I understand that the options facing seniors and their loved can be […]

Tips From An Orange County Estate Planning Lawyer on Protecting Your Child Medically This Summer

From the desk of Darlynn Morgan, Orange County Estate Planning Lawyer It’s officially summertime, which means school is out and children across the state are gearing up for vacations, sports camps or other summer traditions that often require them to spend a few days away from home. Perhaps that means staying with Grandma and Grandpa […]

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 […]

Using Wills and Trusts, OC Parents Can Protect Their Kids From the Grave

In my daily practice I get a lot of questions about the importance of wills and trusts. OC parents often fear they are showing a complete lack of faith in their children by stipulating how and when they can receive their inheritance when they are gone. I read a similar story this week about Michael […]