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Orange County Estate Lawyer Answers, “Is it Power of Attorney…Or Taking Advantage?”

A power of attorney is a legal agreement that allows one adult, the agent, to make legal and financial decisions on behalf of another, the principal. As an Orange County estate lawyer, I help people create power of attorney documents so that someone of their choosing can speak for them if they should become incapacitated …

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Newport Beach Estate Lawyer: What Should I Do If the Bank Says My Power of Attorney is ‘Too Old’?

While a power of attorney (POA) technically does not expire unless it’s revoked by the person who created it, you may run into a situation where a bank or a brokerage firm refuses to accept the document because it’s “too old.”  You may also hear the phrase, “the document is stale.” So, what does this …

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Newport Beach Estate Planning Lawyer: Which Type of Power of Attorney is Best for Your Needs?

Most people have a basic understanding of what a Power of Attorney does. However, not all Power of Attorney documents are the same, and the rights you are afforded depend on how the document is created by a Newport Beach estate planning lawyer. Let’s start first with the basics: a Power of Attorney is a …

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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 …

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I’m a Snowbird Who Lives Part-Time in Another State. Will My Power of Attorney and Healthcare Directive Still Work During Quarantine?

Shelter in place and quarantine orders are the rule of the day with the coronavirus outbreak. Many of these executive orders came while snowbirds and retirees were staying here in their second homes, and now they are likely stuck there for a little longer than they originally planned. From a legal standpoint, many snowbirds are …

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What You Should Know About Living Together if You’re Over 50 | Newport Beach Estate Planning Attorney

By Newport Beach Estate Planning Attorney Darlynn Morgan Between 2007 and 2016, the number of unmarried couples over the age of 50 who were living together increased by 75% according to the Census Bureau. There are several factors contributing to the rise in romantic roommates. A change in social attitudes towards cohabitation has lifted much of …

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Easy Estate Planning Strategies That Can Make Life Easier for Your Family in a Tragedy Situation | Newport Beach Will and Trust Lawyer

The national news has been filled with tragedy lately, including acts of senseless violence committed against random strangers. Families and communities across the nation are mourning the loss of their loved ones and doing what they can to help the survivors. While most people are wondering if such a tragic event could ever happen in …

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Orange County Estate Planning Attorney Answers, “Can I Name More Than One Person as My Power of Attorney?”

By Orange County Estate Planning Attorney Darlynn Morgan Granting someone power of attorney means that you are giving them the authority to make important decisions on your behalf should you be incapable of making them yourself. The scope, duration, and other specifics are up to you. While the laws vary in each state, it’s usually …

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Orange County Estate Lawyer Warns, “Without a Power of Attorney, You May Not Be Able to Speak for Your Spouse”

As an Orange County estate lawyer, one thing that surprises many of my clients is that Powers of Attorney are necessary even for married couples. People automatically assume that their spouse will be able to handle everything on their behalf if they become incapacitated. This is not usually the case. A Power of Attorney is …

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Newport Beach Estate Lawyer: Understanding General POAs vs. Limited POAs

As a Newport Beach estate lawyer, I know that it can be difficult to plan for the future, especially for a time when you’re not able to make certain decisions for yourself. The idea can be tough to swallow, even if you’ve experienced it with older relatives and know of the possibilities. However, planning ahead …

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