Category Archives: Wills

Orange County Will Lawyer Answers: “My Mom Died… Can I Sell Her House as Her Power of Attorney?”

Question:  My mom recently died, and I’m her Power of Attorney. Am I able to contact a realtor to start the process of selling her house? I don’t want the bills to start piling up. Answer: Believe it or not, this is a common question that I receive as an Orange County Will lawyers receive […]

Help! I’m the Executor of a Will and I Don’t Know What to Do

In a perfect world, the executor of a Last Will and Testament will have all the information and resources they need to administer an estate quickly and efficiently. An Orange County probate attorney can tell you, this is not often the case. In the real world, many people don’t even know that they’ve been named […]

Estate Planning for First Responders and Law Enforcement | Will and Trust Lawyer in Orange County

As a will and trust lawyer in Orange County, I realize that there are many reasons why people put off estate planning. Some think that being young and healthy means they won’t need to worry about drafting up a will anytime soon. Others are just too uncomfortable thinking about what would happen to their spouse […]

You Don’t Have to Be Rich to Have a Trust Fund! | Orange County Trust and Estates Lawyer

The phrase “trust fund” often brings to mind a particular type of person, namely someone who comes from a wealthy family with an excessive amount of money available to spend on luxury and frivolity. Although there are families who have that kind of generational wealth that’s passed down to them through a trust fund, it’s […]

Newport Beach Wills and Estates Lawyer Discusses 3 Easy Ways to Protect Your Kids in an Emergency

If something were to happen to you and your spouse what would happen if the authorities or medical personnel did not know that you have minor children at home waiting for you? Picture this; your children are at home and more frightened as each hour passes and you have not returned. The babysitter is scrambling […]

Orange County Will and Trust Lawyer Offers Estate Planning Tips for Blended Families

By Orange County Will and Trust Lawyer Darlynn Morgan Modern American families come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and configurations.  This creates unique circumstances when creating wills and trusts and putting long-term care plans in place. There is always potential for conflict when it comes to estate planning in general, but the added element of […]

Orange County Will and Estate Lawyer Answers, “Can I Exclude My Spouse or Child from My Will?”

By Orange County Will and Estate Lawyer Darlynn Morgan Excluding someone from your will, particularly if it’s your spouse or your child, can be complicated. In some states, it’s not even allowed. Leaving out people who wouldn’t automatically receive any of your estate is usually as simple as just not including them. However, if you […]

Orange County Will and Trust Attorney: How to Talk to Your Adult Children About the Inheritance You Plan on Leaving Them

By Orange County Will and Trust Attorney Darlynn Morgan As people get into their senior years, it is natural to start thinking about the end of life. Those thoughts can bring about concern regarding the type of inheritance to leave to adult children, and exactly how to carry out your wishes when passing down your […]

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.  […]