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ARTICLES:
Article 1: What is Probate in California?
Article 2: Most Frequently Asked Questions About Probate in California,
Article 3: Glossary of Probate Terms
Article 4: California Probate Code
Article 5: How To Hire A Good Attorney
Article 6: What is a Living Trust?
Article 7: What is an Advance Health Care Directive?
Article 8: What is a Conseritorship or Gardianship?
Article 9: About Elderly Care
Article 10: Assisted Living
Article 11: Adult Day Care
Article 12: Long Term Care for the Elderly
Article 13: Nursing Homes
Article 14: Home Care

 

 

 

ABOUT ORANGE COUNTY


Tracy Murphy is
a Law graduate of
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Attorney Tracy Murphy
was a Professor of
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ARTICLE 1:



GLOSSARY OF PROBATE TERMS


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A-B TRUST:
  Also called a marital life estate is a trust designed to help couples with combined assets over $600,000 save money on estate taxes. A bypass trust allows each member of a couple to use the $600,000 estate tax exemption.

AFFIDAVIT:  A written statement made under oath.

AGE OF MAJORITY:
  The age when a person acquires all the rights and responsibilities of being an adult. In most states, the age is 18.

ALIMONY:  Also called maintenance or spousal support. In a divorce or separation, the money paid by one spouse to the other in order to fulfill the financial obligation that comes with marriage.
 
ASSIGNMENT:  The transfer of legal rights, such as the time left on a lease, from one person to another.

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BANKRUPTCY:  Insolvency; a process governed by federal law to help when people cannot or will not pay their debts.

BENEFICIARY:  Person named in a will or insurance policy to receive money or property; person who receives benefits from a trust.

BUY-SELL AGREEMENT:
 An agreement among business partners that specifies how shares in the business are to be transferred in the case of a co-owner's death.
 
BYPASS TRUST:  Also called a marital life estate or an A-B trust. A trust designed to help couples with combined assets over $600,000 save money on estate taxes. A bypass trust allows each member of a couple to use the $600,000 estate tax exemption.

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CAPITAL GAIN:  The profit made from the sale of a capital asset, such as real estate, a house, jewelry or stocks and bonds.

CAPITAL LOSS:  The loss that results from the sale of a capital asset, such as real estate, a house, jewelry or stocks and bonds. (Also the loss that results from an unpaid, non-business (personal) loan.)

CHAPTER 7 BANKRUPTCY:  A type of bankruptcy in which a person's assets are liquidated (collected and sold) and the proceeds are distributed to the creditors.
 
CHAPTER 13 BANKRUPTCY:  A type of bankruptcy in which a person keeps his assets and pays creditors according to an approved plan.

CHILDREN'S TRUST:  A trust set up as part of a will or outside of a will to provide funds for a child.

CODICIL:  A supplement to a will.

COHABITATION AGREEMENT:  Also called a living-together contract.  A document that spells out the terms of a relationship and often addresses financial issues and how property will be divided if the relationship ends.

COLLATERAL:  An asset that a borrower agrees to give up if he or she fails to repay a loan.

COMMON-LAW MARRIAGE:  In some states, a couple is considered married if they meet certain requirements, such as living together as husband and wife for a specific length of time. Such a couple has all the rights and obligations of a traditionally married couple.

COMMUNITY PROPERTY:  Property acquired by a couple during their marriage. Refers to the system in some states for dividing the couple's property in a divorce or upon the death of one spouse. In this system, everything a husband and wife acquire once they are married is owned equally (fifty-fifty) by both of them, regardless of who provided the money to purchase the asset or whose name the asset is held in.

CONSERVATOR:  Person appointed to manage the property and finances of another. Sometimes called a guardian.

CONSIDERATION:  Something of value that is given in exchange for getting something from another person.

CONTRACT:  An agreement between two or more parties in which an offer is made and accepted, and each party benefits. The agreement can be formal, informal, written, oral or just plain understood. Some contracts are required to be in writing in order to be enforced.

CREDITOR:  A person (or institution) to whom money is owed.
 
CUSTODIAN:  Under the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act, the person appointed to manage and dispense funds for a child without constricting court supervision and accounting requirements.

CUSTODIAN OF THE WILL:   The person who has the Will when the person who wrote the Will dies.

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DEBTOR:  Person who owes money.

DEED:  A written legal document that describes a piece of property and outlines its boundaries. The seller of a property transfers ownership by delivering the deed to the buyer in exchange for an agreed upon sum of money.
 
DEFAULT:  The failure to fulfill a legal obligation, such as neglecting to pay back a loan on schedule.

DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLAN:  Also called an individual account plan.  A type of retirement plan in which the employer pays a specified amount of money each year, which is then divided among the individual accounts of each participating employee. Profit-sharing, employee stock ownership and 401(k) plans are all defined contribution plans.

DISBURSEMENTS:  Legal expenses that a lawyer passes on to a client, such as for photocopying, overnight mail and messenger services.
 
DOCKET NUMBER:
  Number designation assigned to each case filed in a particular court.

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EASEMENT:  Gives one party the right to go onto another party's property. Utilities often get easements that allow them to run pipes or phone lines beneath private property.

ELECTIVE SHARE:  Refers to probate laws that allow a spouse to take a certain portion of an estate when the other spouse dies, regardless of what was written in the spouse's will.

EMANCIPATION:  When a minor has achieved independence from his or her parents, often by getting married before reaching age 18 or by becoming fully self-supporting.
 
ENCUMBRANCE: Any claim or restriction on a property's title.
 
EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION:  In a divorce, one of the ways in which property is divided. In states with equitable distribution systems, property acquired during a marriage is jointly owned by both spouses. Equitable distribution does not necessarily mean equal distribution, and ownership does not automatically split fifty-fifty. Rather, the distribution must be fair and just (equitable).

ESCROW:  Money or documents, such as a deed or title, held by a third party until the conditions of an agreement are met. For instance, pending the completion of a real estate transaction, the deed to the property will be held "in escrow."

ESCROW ACCOUNT:  A special account in which a lawyer or escrow agent deposits money or documents that do not belong to him or his firm.

ESTATE:  All the property a person owns.

EXECUTOR:  Person named in a will to oversee and manage an estate.
 
EX PARTE:  Latin that means "by or for one party." Refers to situations in which only one party (and not the adversary) appears before a judge.  Such meetings are often forbidden.  

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FIDUCIARY DUTY:  An obligation to act in the best interest of another party. For instance, a corporation's board member has a fiduciary duty to the shareholders, a trustee has a fiduciary duty to the trust's beneficiaries, and an attorney has a fiduciary duty to a client.

FORECLOSURE:  When a borrower cannot repay a loan and the lender seeks to sell the property.

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GRANTOR:  The person who sets up a trust.

GUARDIAN:  Person assigned by the court to take care of minor children or incompetent adults.  Sometimes called a conservator.

GUARDIAN AD LITEM:  Latin for "guardian at law." The person appointed by the court to look out for the best interests of the child during the course of legal proceedings.

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HEALTH CARE PROXY:  Someone designated to make a broad range of decisions for a person who is not able to give informed consent.

HEIRS:  Persons who are entitled by law to inherit the property of the deceased if there is no will specifying how it's divided.

HOLOGRAPHIC WILL:  An unwitnessed handwritten will. A few states allow such documents to be admitted to probate, but most courts are very reluctant to accept them.

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INTESTATE: When someone dies without a will.

INTESTATE SUCCESSION: The order of who inherits the property when someone dies without a Will.

IRREVOCABLE LIVING TRUST: A trust created during the maker's lifetime that does not allow the maker to change it.


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JOINT AND SURVIVOR ANNUITY: A form of pension fund payment in which the retired participant gets a check every month. If and when the participant dies, the spouse continues to get a monthly check equal to one-half of the benefit for the rest of his or her life.

JOINT PROPERTY:  Sometimes called joint tenancy.  Property that names a co-owner on its deed or title.  Co-owners retain ownership of the property upon the death of a co-owner.  A co-owner in a joint property arrangement cannot give away his or her share of the property.


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LEGATEE, or DEVISEE:   Also known as a beneficiary.  Person named in a will to receive property.

LIEN:  A claim against someone's property. A lien is instituted in order to secure payment from the property owner in the event that the property is sold. A mortgage is a common lien.

LIVING-TOGETHER CONTRACT:  See cohabitation agreement.

LIVING TRUST:  A trust created during the maker's lifetime. Some living trusts are set up so that they can be changed during the maker's lifetime. These are called "revocable." Others, known as "irrevocable," are set up so that they can't be touched.

LIVING WILL:  A written document that states a person's wishes regarding life-support or other medical treatment in certain circumstances, usually when death is imminent.

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MAINTENANCE:  In a divorce or separation, the money paid by one spouse to the other in order to fulfill the financial obligation that comes with marriage.

MINOR:  A person who does not have the legal rights of an adult. A minor is usually defined as someone who has not yet reached the age of majority. In most states, a person reaches majority and acquires all of the rights and responsibilities of an adult when he or she turns 18.


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NOTARY PUBLIC:  A person authorized to witness the signing of documents.

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PENSION PLAN:  An employer's program for providing retirement income to eligible employees.

PERSONAL PROPERTY:  Smaller items owned by a person like cash, stocks, jewelry, clothing, furniture, boats or cars.

PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE:  (also known as the administrator or executor) The person in charge of overseeing the distribution of the estate. Additionally, the Personal Representitive manages the legal affairs of the estate and is often granted power of attorney for the deceased.

PETITION FOR PROBATE:  The document that summarizes a will's provisions and names the heirs.

POWER OF ATTORNEY:  The authority to act legally for another person.

PROBATE:   The legal process which decides how,, where and to whom the decedent's property is distributed.

PROBATE ESTATE:   Property passing from a decendent's estate by his or her will or as directed by State intestate succession law.

PROMISSORY NOTE:  A written document in which a borrower agrees (promises) to pay back money to a lender according to specified terms.

PROPERTY GUARDIAN:  Person appointed to oversee property left to a minor in a will.  Distinguished from a personal guardian.

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QUITCLAIM DEED:  A deed that transfers the owner's interest to a buyer but does not guarantee that there are no other claims against the property.

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REAL PROPERTY:  Land and all the things that are attached to it (homes, offices, buildings, etc.). Anything that is not real property is personal property. Personal property is anything that isn't nailed down, dug into or built onto the land. For example: A house is real property, but a dining room set is not.

RESIDUARY ESTATE:  Also known as residue of the estate. Portion of the estate left after bequests of specific items of property are made. Often the largest portion.

RESIDUARY LEGATEE:  The person or persons named in a will to receive any residue left in an estate after the bequests of specific items are made.

RETAINER:  Refers to the up front payment a client gives a lawyer to accept a case. The client is paying to "retain" the lawyer's services.

RETAINING LIEN:  Gives a lawyer the right to hold on to your money or property (such as a deed) until you pay the bill.

REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST:  A trust created during the maker's lifetime that can be changed. Allows the creator to pass assets on to chosen beneficiaries without going through probate.

RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP:  In a joint-tenancy, the property automatically goes to the co-owners if one of the co-owners dies. A co-owner in a joint tenancy cannot give away his or her share of the property.

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SECURITY AGREEMENT:  A contract between a lender and borrower that states that the lender can repossess the property a person has offered as collateral if the loan is not paid as agreed.

SELF-PROVING WILL:  A will accompanied by a sworn statement from witnesses and signed before a notary public. Many states accept such wills in order to avoid the cumbersome process of requiring an executor to track down the witnesses.

SINGLE LIFE ANNUITY:  A form of pension plan payment in which the retired person receives a monthly check from the time of retirement until death.

SPENDTHRIFT TRUST:  A trust designed to keep money out of the hands of creditors, often established to protect someone who is incapable of managing his or her financial affairs.

SPOUSAL RIGHT:  The entitlement of one spouse to inherit property from the other spouse. The right varies from state to state.

SPOUSAL SUPPORT:  See alimony.

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TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY:  Anything other than real estate or money, including furniture, cars, jewelry and china.

TENANCY IN COMMON:  A type of joint ownership that allows a person to sell his share or leave it in a will without the consent of the other owners. If a person dies without a will, his share goes to his heirs, not to the other owners.
TESTAMENTARY TRUST:  A trust created by the provisions in a will. Typically comes into existence after the writer of the will dies.
 
TESTATE:   When someone dies with a Will.

TESTATOR:  The person who makes a will.

TITLE:  Ownership of property.

TOTTEN TRUST: A bank account in your name for which you name a beneficiary. Upon the death of the named holder of the account the money transfers automatically to the beneficiary.

TRUST:  Property given to a trustee to manage for the benefit of a third person. Generally the beneficiary gets interest and dividends on the trust assets for a set number of years.

TRUSTEE:  Person or institution that oversees and manages a trust.

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Waiver:  The voluntary relinquishment of a privilege or a right.

Ward:  A person who is under a guardian's charge or protection.

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Buy Sell Agreements Pour-over Will
Marital Agreements Accumulation and Maintenance trusts
Domestic Partnership Agreements Living Wills (End of life choices)
Trust Transfer Documents Discretionary Trusts
Property Deeds and Affidavits Incentive Trusts
HIPAA Releases Codicils
Powers of Attorney IRA Trusts
Guardianships Life Insurance Trusts (ILIT)
Trust Administration Irrevocable Trusts
Small Business Planning Qualified Terminable Interest Trusts (Q-TIP)
Federal Estate Tax Planning A/B Trusts
Advance Directives ABC Trusts
Marital Property Agreements Credit Shelter Trusts
Durable Power of Attorney for Finances Bypass Trusts
Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Exemption Trusts
Charitable Giving Disclaimer Trusts
  Testamentary Trusts
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Settling any disputes
Collecting all probate property of the decedent
Paying all debts, claims and taxes owed by the estate
Collecting all rights to income, dividends, etc.
Distributing or transferring the remaining property to the heirs
   
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ABOUT ORANGE COUNTY WHERE THE MAJORITY OF OUR CLIENTS ARE:

Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. Its county seat is Santa Ana. According to the 2000 Census, its population was 2,846,289, making it the second most populous county in the state of California, and the fifth most populous in the United States. The state of California estimates its population as of 2007 to be 3,098,121 people, dropping its rank to third, behind San Diego County. Thirty-four incorporated cities are located in Orange County; the newest is Aliso Viejo.

Unlike many other large centers of population in the United States, Orange County uses its county name as its source of identification whereas other places in the country are identified by the large city that is closest to them. This is because there is no defined center to Orange County like there is in other areas which have one distinct large city. Five Orange County cities have populations exceeding 170,000 while no cities in the county have populations surpassing 360,000. Seven of these cities are among the 200 largest cities in the United States.

Orange County is also famous as a tourist destination, as the county is home to such attractions as Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm, as well as sandy beaches for swimming and surfing, yacht harbors for sailing and pleasure boating, and extensive area devoted to parks and open space for golf, tennis, hiking, kayaking, cycling, skateboarding, and other outdoor recreation. It is at the center of Southern California's Tech Coast, with Irvine being the primary business hub.

The average price of a home in Orange County is $541,000. Orange County is the home of a vast number of major industries and service organizations. As an integral part of the second largest market in America, this highly diversified region has become a Mecca for talented individuals in virtually every field imaginable. Indeed the colorful pageant of human history continues to unfold here; for perhaps in no other place on earth is there an environment more conducive to innovative thinking, creativity and growth than this exciting, sun bathed valley stretching between the mountains and the sea in Orange County.

Orange County was Created March 11 1889, from part of Los Angeles County, and, according to tradition, so named because of the flourishing orange culture. Orange, however, was and is a commonplace name in the United States, used originally in honor of the Prince of Orange, son-in-law of King George II of England.

Incorporated: March 11, 1889
Legislative Districts:
* Congressional: 38th-40th, 42nd & 43
* California Senate: 31st-33rd, 35th & 37
* California Assembly: 58th, 64th, 67th, 69th, 72nd & 74

County Seat: Santa Ana
County Information:
Robert E. Thomas Hall of Administration
10 Civic Center Plaza, 3rd Floor, Santa Ana 92701
Telephone: (714)834-2345 Fax: (714)834-3098
County Government Website: http://www.oc.ca.gov

CITIES OF ORANGE COUNTY CALIFORNIA:


City of Aliso Viejo, 92653, 92656, 92698
City of Anaheim, 92801, 92802, 92803, 92804, 92805, 92806, 92807, 92808, 92809, 92812, 92814, 92815, 92816, 92817, 92825, 92850, 92899
City of Brea, 92821, 92822, 92823
City of Buena Park, 90620, 90621, 90622, 90623, 90624
City of Costa Mesa, 92626, 92627, 92628
City of Cypress, 90630
City of Dana Point, 92624, 92629
City of Fountain Valley, 92708, 92728
City of Fullerton, 92831, 92832, 92833, 92834, 92835, 92836, 92837, 92838
City of Garden Grove, 92840, 92841, 92842, 92843, 92844, 92845, 92846
City of Huntington Beach, 92605, 92615, 92646, 92647, 92648, 92649
City of Irvine, 92602, 92603, 92604, 92606, 92612, 92614, 92616, 92618, 92619, 92620, 92623, 92650, 92697, 92709, 92710
City of La Habra, 90631, 90632, 90633
City of La Palma, 90623
City of Laguna Beach, 92607, 92637, 92651, 92652, 92653, 92654, 92656, 92677, 92698
City of Laguna Hills, 92637, 92653, 92654, 92656
City of Laguna Niguel
, 92607, 92677
City of Laguna Woods, 92653, 92654
City of Lake Forest, 92609, 92630, 92610
City of Los Alamitos, 90720, 90721
City of Mission Viejo, 92675, 92690, 92691, 92692, 92694
City of Newport Beach, 92657, 92658, 92659, 92660, 92661, 92662, 92663
City of Orange, 92856, 92857, 92859, 92861, 92862, 92863, 92864, 92865, 92866, 92867, 92868, 92869
City of Placentia, 92870, 92871
City of Rancho Santa Margarita, 92688, 92679
City of San Clemente, 92672, 92673, 92674
City of San Juan Capistrano, 92675, 92690, 92691, 92692, 92693, 92694
City of Santa Ana, 92701, 92702, 92703, 92704, 92705, 92706, 92707, 92708, 92711, 92712, 92725, 92728, 92735, 92799
City of Seal Beach, 90740
City of Stanton, 90680
City of Tustin, 92780, 92781, 92782
City of Villa Park, 92861, 92867
City of Westminster, 92683, 92684, 92685
City of Yorba Linda, 92885, 92886, 92887

Noteworthy communities Some of the communities that exist within city limits are listed below: * Anaheim Hills, Anaheim * Balboa Island, Newport Beach * Corona del Mar, Newport Beach * Crystal Cove/Pelican Hill, Newport Beach * Capistrano Beach, Dana Point * El Modena, Orange * French Park, Santa Ana * Floral Park, Santa Ana * Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest * Monarch Beach, Dana Point * Nellie Gail, Laguna Hills * Northwood, Irvine * Woodbridge, Irvine * Newport Coast, Newport Beach * Olive, Orange * Portola Hills, Lake Forest * San Joaquin Hills, Laguna Niguel * San Joaquin Hills, Newport Beach * Santa Ana Heights, Newport Beach * Tustin Ranch, Tustin * Talega, San Clemente * West Garden Grove, Garden Grove * Yorba Hills, Yorba Linda * Mesa Verde, Costa Mesa

Unincorporated communities These communities are outside of the city limits in unincorporated county territory: * Coto de Caza * El Modena * Ladera Ranch * Las Flores * Midway City * Orange Park Acres * Rossmoor * Silverado Canyon * Sunset Beach * Surfside * Trabuco Canyon * Tustin Foothills

Adjacent counties to Orange County Are: * Los Angeles County, California - north, west * San Bernardino County, California - northeast * Riverside County, California - east * San Diego County, California - southeast
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OUR CUSTOMERS COME FROM THE FOLLOWING CITIES FOR TRUSTS, WILLS, AND FINANCIAL PLANNING:

Aliso Viejo, 92653, 92656, 92698, Anaheim, 92801, 92802, 92803, 92804, 92805, 92806, 92807, 92808, 92809, 92812, 92814, 92815, 92816, 92817, 92825, 92850, 92899, Brea, 92821, 92822, 92823, Buena Park, 90620, 90621, 90622, 90623, 90624, Costa Mesa, 92626, 92627, 92628, Cypress, 90630, Dana Point, 92624, 92629, Fountain Valley, 92708, 92728, Fullerton, 92831, 92832, 92833, 92834, 92835, 92836, 92837, 92838, Garden Grove, 92840, 92841, 92842, 92843, 92844, 92845, 92846, Huntington Beach, 92605, 92615, 92646, 92647, 92648, 92649, Irvine, 92602, 92603, 92604, 92606, 92612, 92614, 92616, 92618, 92619, 92620, 92623, 92650, 92697, 92709, 92710, La Habra, 90631, 90632, 90633, La Palma, 90623, Laguna Beach, 92607, 92637, 92651, 92652, 92653, 92654, 92656, 92677, 92698, Laguna Hills, 92637, 92653, 92654, 92656, Laguna Niguel, 92607, 92677, Laguna Woods, 92653, 92654, Lake Forest, 92609, 92630, 92610, Los Alamitos, 90720, 90721, Mission Viejo, 92675, 92690, 92691, 92692, 92694, Newport Beach, 92657, 92658, 92659, 92660, 92661, 92662, 92663, Orange, 92856, 92857, 92859, 92861, 92862, 92863, 92864, 92865, 92866, 92867, 92868, 92869, Placentia, 92870, 92871, Rancho Santa Margarita, 92688, 92679, San Clemente, 92672, 92673, 92674, San Juan Capistrano, 92675, 92690, 92691, 92692, 92693, 92694, Santa Ana, 92701, 92702, 92703, 92704, 92705, 92706, 92707, 92708, 92711, 92712, 92725, 92728, 92735, 92799, Seal Beach, 90740, Stanton, 90680, Tustin, 92780, 92781, 92782, Villa Park, 92861, 92867, Westminster, 92683, 92684, 92685, Yorba Linda, 92885, 92886, 92887, Coto de Caza, El Modena, Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, Midway City, Orange Park Acres, Rossmoor, Silverado Canyon, Sunset Beach, Surfside, Trabuco Canyon, Tustin Foothills