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Newport Beach Wills and Estates Lawyer Answers, “What Happens to a Person’s Debts When They Die?”

Mortgages, loans, credit cards, even medical bills…nearly every wills and estates lawyer in Newport Beach is asked about what happens to a person’s debt when they die.  It doesn’t seem quite fair for your descendants to be saddled with your debt, but it also doesn’t seem fair for creditors not to get the money that …

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Newport Beach Probate Attorney Encourage You to Embrace The Joy of Life

Many of our articles are about planning for death. They focus on making sure that your affairs are in order so that you can enjoy peace of mind. They focus on taking advantage of the element of control, while you have it. No matter how well intentioned our writing is (we do ALWAYS have your …

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Newport Beach Estates Lawyer Suggests Letting Your Teens Know Now About Their Inheritance

If you’re like most parents, you probably like to keep your teens on a “need to know basis”—especially when it comes to your finances and the details of your estate. But even if your kids don’t know the exact details of your estate and just how much money they would inherit if you passed away, …

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Newport Beach Estates Lawyer Discusses The Benefits of Naming a Charity in Your Will

Is there a charity or organization that you hold near and dear to your heart? Maybe it’s one you contribute to regularly and you are now looking for further ways to give back to this important cause. If so, you may want to consider naming your favorite charity or organization in your will so you …

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Creating a Comprehensive Family Emergency Plan | Newport Beach Estate Planning Lawyer

In light of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, I wanted to cover all of the essential steps in creating a family emergency plan; which includes estate planning! Estate planning in Newport Beach is considered “emergency planning” in that it forces you to think ahead and plan for the care of your family and …

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Newport Beach Estate Planning Attorney Talks Gifting to Nieces and Nephews – What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You (and Them)

As a Newport Beach estate planning attorney, I want you to picture this scenario… You’ve worked hard, saved and managed to accumulate some wealth. You’re not a robber baron by any means but you’re comfortable.  Your siblings haven’t fared as well and you want to make sure that their children have the benefit of a …

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Trust Lawyer California Offers Important Considerations When Choosing Who Will Handle Your Assets

By Darlynn Morgan, Trust Lawyer California When creating an estate plan, you will be asked to name people who can handle your financial affairs on behalf of your beneficiaries should something happen to you. In my experience, this decision is one of the toughest you will need to make – second only to deciding who …

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Where to Keep Your Newport Beach Estate Planning Documents

From the desk of Darlynn Morgan, Newport Beach Estate Planning Attorney I am often asked by clients and friends of our firm “where is the best place to keep my estate planning documents?” It may sound like a silly question, but where you keep your Newport Beach estate planning documents is a critically important decision …

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