orange county probate attorney

How to Avoid the Need for a Probate Lawyer in Orange County

If you are dealing with an estate that has to go through the probate process in California, your smartest move is likely going to be to work with a Orange County probate lawyer.  There are cases where very simple estates will move through fairly easily, but there is still a matter of paperwork, accounting, etc. …

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Ask an Orange County Probate Attorney: What Are All These Estate Planning Terms?

Probate attorneys in Orange County work extensively with wills and trusts, as well as in situations where one was never created.  But for the typical citizen, these topics can seem quite mysterious.  When you throw in words like “estate” (only rich people have those, right?) and “probate” (is that when liquor was illegal?), things can …

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Orange County Probate Attorney Explains How to Collect Necessary Paperwork After Your Loved One Passes

As an Orange County Probate Attorney, I know that handling the legal end of a loved one’s death can seem nearly impossible, especially when you are grieving. Figuring out what documents you need and why can be even tougher. But the collection of the proper documents is something that needs to be done after a …

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Orange County Probate Attorney Answers, “What is the first step I should take after my loved one dies?”

  As an Orange County probate attorney, I understand that after losing a loved one, there are few things that you would rather do except grieve for your loved one and celebrate their life. But unfortunately, life doesn’t stop moving, and in order to carry out your loved one’s wishes, there are certain steps you …

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Life Insurance as an Estate Planning Tool? Orange County Probate Attorney Says YES!

As an Orange County probate attorney, I meet with many young families each month who know they need a will or guardianship nominations to protect their children if something happens to them, but they are at a loss on how to financially provide for their family in their absence. This is actually a concern for …

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Orange County Probate Attorney Talks Continuing Care Retirement Communities – The Third Choice for Seniors

By Darlynn Morgan, Orange County Probate Attorney As an Orange County Probate Attorney, I often help my clients plan ahead for the type of living assistance they may want (and may ultimately need) when they reach the golden years.  However, when it comes to such options, most people only think of three things:  living at …

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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 …

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