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Newport Beach Guardianship Lawyer Answers: “How Important is Financial Security When Choosing a Guardian for Your Children?”

One of the most difficult decisions that parents of minor children have to make when creating their estate plans is choosing the person(s) they would want to raise their children if they were incapacitated or suddenly passed away. In our office, we often find that the conversation starts with, or eventually winds its way back […]

Orange County Special Needs Lawyer: How to Stay in Control of a Disabled Child’s Affairs When He or She Becomes an Adult

By Orange County Special Needs Lawyer Darlynn Morgan When a child with special needs turn 18, he or she becomes an adult in the eyes of the law.  However, if the child’s disability prevents him or her from making adult decisions and being able to manage his or her affairs, the parents will need to […]

What is an Adult Guardianship or Conservatorship? | Newport Beach Elder Lawyer

For those caring for elderly relatives in Orange County, there may be relief knowing that the senior has a medical directive, power of attorney and/or trust in case he or she becomes incapacitated. However, it’s also possible that there is no guiding documentation to help when the relative is unable to make decisions on his […]

Soon-to-Be Parents – Here’s One More New Thing to Learn! | Newport Beach Guardianship Lawyer

You are pregnant! Congratulations! Your world is about to become brighter and sweeter than you ever imagined. I know that you are in the process of learning a lot of new things. So, as your neighborhood Newport Beach guardianship lawyer, I’m hoping that in between the baby showers and reading “What to Expect,” you spend […]

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 […]

Orange County Guardianship Lawyer Answers, “Will My Ex Get My Kids If Something Happens To Me?”

The short answer is; it depends. This is a question we get a lot, and one we typically discuss at length with non-married parents during our planning sessions.  When one of the parties of a divorce decree dies, this will end the custody agreement because there’s no longer anything to govern. In most cases, custody […]

Top Ten Things to Think About When Choosing A Guardian for Your Children

If it pains you to think about not being around to raise your children, just think about how it will affect your children if something happens to you and you haven’t chosen a legal guardian for them. Choosing a legal guardian takes more than a verbal agreement between you and the chosen party… There are […]