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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 …

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Orange County Trust Lawyer: You May Need Two Guardians for Your Minor Children

People often struggle with deciding who will serve as guardian for their minor children if they pass away. We’ve walked hundreds of Orange County families through this process. Sometimes, the family situation requires naming not just one guardian, but two. If you leave your children a substantial inheritance, it will be necessary to name a …

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Parents Died Within 24 Hours of Each Other– Was There a Plan? | Orange County Guardianship Lawyer

I read this story a while ago, but I was thinking about it today. In 2016, a young couple and parents of six died within 24 hours of each other.  The mother died unexpectedly from a blood clot and the father died 24 hours later as a result of a heart attack. Many feel that …

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Bringing Sexy Back to Parenting Starts with Making SMART Choices

Truth be told, I was never a huge fan of Ashton Kutcher… until I recently saw his speech on the Nickelodeon Choice Awards. If you haven’t seen the video yet, take a few minutes to do it. It’s worth it. Ashton Kutcher Video  Ashton reveals to his fans the “secret sauce” to his success, which …

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When No One Feels Right, How to Decide Who to Name as Guardians

Reasons Most Parents Have Not Planned for the Care of their Kids The statistics are staggering: most parents do not have wills or other documents naming guardian(s) of their children if something happens to them. Depending on the source, the percentage is between 50-75%. Why? One reason is likely lack of knowledge – some parents …

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Orange County Will Lawyer Offers Advice for New Parents

Starting a family is a beautiful thing. It’s hard not to be “all smiles” when thinking about how kids progress—the things they say and do as they’re growing that just leave you in awe and wonder about how the human mind develops. It really is astounding, in light of that, to wonder about our purpose …

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Protect Your Children’s Future – Orange County Guardianship Attorney Says “Clearly Outline How You Want Them To Be Raised”

Two of the most important things you can do for your minor children are to decide who will care for them and who will manage their finances in the event that something unexpectedly happens to you. These can be sad things to think about, but they are imperative in protecting your child’s future. Choosing the …

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Orange County Guardianship Attorney Tackles Overlooked Questions When Naming Guardians for Your Kids

No one likes the idea of leaving their children without a parent, especially when the discussion revolves around planning for an untimely death. But in order to make sure that your children are properly taken care of if both parents should pass away at the same time, the discussion on guardianship must be had. There …

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