Orange County Wills Lawyer Answers, ‘Do Advance Directives Really Work?’

By Darlynn Morgan, Orange County Wills Lawyer A Living Will… A  Durable Power of Attorney… An Advanced Health Care Directive… Any of these documents can help to establish your wishes when it comes to the medical treatment you receive at the end of your life. But do they really work? According to one of the […]

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 […]

A Homerun for the Steinbrenner Family, But Your Family Could Be Out At First Base, Warns Orange County Estate Tax Lawyer

From the desk of Darlynn Morgan, Orange County Estate Tax Lawyer George Steinbrenner, the fiery owner of the New York Yankees, passed away on July 13. Mr. Steinbrenner became one of the most recognizable professional sports owners in America after having paid around 10 million dollars for ownership of the Yankees in 1973. While often […]

OC Metro Magazine Names Newport Beach Estate Planning Lawyer, Darlynn Morgan, Among OC’s Top Attorneys

As featured in the August edition of OC Metro magazine, Darlynn Morgan of Morgan Law Group has been named among the top lawyers in Orange County for the year 2010.  This award comes on the heels of being recognized as a Top 40 under 40 business star in 2009 by OC Metro magazine and as […]

A Virtual Smack in the Head From Your Neighborhood Wills Lawyer, Orange County

From the desk of Darlynn Morgan, Wills Lawyer Orange County One of my greatest passions in life is educating parents on the importance of naming guardians for their children and preparing in advance should death or incapacity occur. Of course the possibility of leaving this world can be difficult to accept and for that reason, […]

Warning from a Wills Lawyer: Orange County Residents Must Avoid Finding Security in Generic Documents

From the Desk of Darlynn Morgan, Wills Lawyer Orange County I’m often asked, what is estate planning? Let me share with you, first, what estate planning is not. Estate planning is not about getting a set of documents prepared. Many people think that they can simply get a will, a trust or powers of attorney […]

What You Don’t Know About The Generation Skipping Tax Could Cost Your Grandchildren Their Inheritance

Virtually everyone knows about the California estate tax (unless they’ve been living under a rock for the last ten or twelve years).  But if you’re planning to leave property directly to your grandchildren or even great grandchildren, there’s another tax you need to plan for now. A tax that can be just as costly as […]

Before You Say “We Do”: Important Planning Tips from an Irvine Corporate Lawyer

From the desk of Darlynn Morgan:  Irvine Corporate Lawyer Every new relationship begins with starry-eyed optimism… The world is your oyster…the sun is shining…the birds are singing… But what happens a few months down the road when the bloom is off the rose? Believe me, as an Irvine corporate lawyer I know from experience that […]

More than Wills and Trusts, OC Residents Can Now Leave “Digital Assets” To Their Loved Ones

Once upon a time, people left sentimental and priceless assets such as journals, letters and scrapbooks behind to their loved ones.   And while some people may still record their thoughts, memories and daily happenings this way, the majority of Americans are now using computers as their primary form of communication and record keeping. So what […]