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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
Loyola Law School
in Los Angeles.






Attorney Tracy Murphy
was a Professor of
Estate Planning for the
University of Phoenix







Tracy Murphy is
a lawyer member of the
California Bar Association




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ARTICLE 6:



WHAT IS AN ADVANCED

HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE

 

Advance health care directives or advance directives are instructions given by an individual specifying what should be done for his or her health in case he or she is no longer able to make decisions. A living will is one type of advance directive. It is often accompanied by a specific type of power of attorney or health care proxy. These are legal instruments that are usually witnessed or notarized. It is often encouraged that people complete both documents to provide the most comprehensive guidance regarding their care. Studies have also shown that adults are more likely to complete documents written in everyday language. One example of a combination document written in everyday language is the Five Wishes advance directive.

A living will usually covers specific directives as to the course of treatment that is to be taken by caregivers, or, in particular, in some cases forbidding treatment and sometimes also food and water, should the principal be unable to give informed consent ("individual health care instruction") due to incapacity. As the name suggests, the term "will to live", as opposed to the other terms, tends to emphasize the wish to live as long as possible rather than refusing treatment in the case of serious conditions.

A power of attorney for health care appoints an individual (a proxy) to direct health care decisions should the principal be unable to do so.

In the United States, most states recognize living wills or the designation of a health care proxy. For example California does not recognize a living will but instead uses an Advanced Health Care Directive. However, a "report card" issued by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2002 concluded that only seven states deserved an "A" for meeting the standards of the model Uniform Rights of the Terminally Ill Act. Surveys show that one-third of Americans say they've had to make decisions about end-of-life care for a loved one.

Consumers
Advance Health Care Directive: What's Important to You

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An "advance health care directive" lets your physician, family and friends know your health care preferences, including the types of special treatment you want or don't want at the end of life, your desire for diagnostic testing, surgical procedures, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and organ donation.

By considering your options early, you can ensure the quality of life that is important to you and avoid having your family "guess" your wishes or having to make critical medical care decisions for you under stress or in emotional turmoil.

ADVANCE HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE CHECKLIST

The material prepared for this checklist is intended as informational only and not as legal advice. "If you are unsure of your options or have questions, we suggest that you talk with your physician, your lawyer and other trusted advisors."

  • GATHER INFORMATION FOR DECISION-MAKING. Your physician is a good place to start for understanding your options on health care treatment at the end of life. In addition, many organizations have information that may be useful.
  • DISCUSS YOUR END-OF-LIFE DECISIONS WITH KEY PEOPLE. Talk about your decisions with your family, physician and others who are close to you. Some questions to consider for discussion:
    • What is important to you when you are dying?
    • Are there specific medical treatments you especially want or do not want?
    • When you are dying, do you want to be in a nursing home, hospital or at home?
    • What are the options in Palliative Care/Pain Management and Hospice Care?
  • PREPARE YOUR ADVANCE CARE DIRECTIVE FORM. Under state law, you have a legal right to express your health care wishes and to have them considered in situations when you are unable to make these decisions yourself. California consolidated various earlier forms used to indicate health care preferences into one Advance Care Directive. All valid health care directives executed before July 1, 2000 can remain in effect under California Probate Code section 4701. Earlier forms included Natural Death Act Declaration, Directive to Physicians and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care.

While state law requires certain provisions to appear in your health care directive, there is no single form in use to document your wishes. View California Probate Code Sample Form.  [PDF 15.4 kb / 7 pg]

A wide array of resources are available on advance health care directives, including FAQs provided by health and hospice care providers such as the California Medical Association.

  • DESIGNATE PERSON TO CARRY OUT WISHES. Select who should handle your health care choices and discuss the matter with them. You could name a spouse, relative or other agent.
  • INFORM KEY PEOPLE OF YOUR PREFERENCES. Notify your doctor, family and close friends about your end-of-life preferences. Keep a copy of your signed and completed advance health care directive safe and accessible. This will help ensure that your wishes will be known at the critical time and carried out. Give a copy of your form to:
    • The person you appoint as your agent and any alternate designated agents
    • Your physician
    • Your health care providers
    • The health care institution that is providing your care
    • Family members
    • Other responsible person who is likely to be called if there is a medical emergency

RESOURCES

Note: This listing is intended as a starting point and provided for informational purposes only. There are many other resources available that you may wish to research. Listing here is not an endorsement of the organization or its web page content. If you have questions, please consult with your physician, lawyer, accountant or other appropriate person.


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Orange County's friendly and caring estate planning law office. The Law Office of Tracy Murphy is located in the city of Irvine, in Orange County, California. Tracy Murphy represents individuals, families, and small business owners in estate planning, business planning, and tax planning. Tracy Murphy is a knowledgeable estate planning attorney who understands the value of establishing trustworthy, long-term relationships with each client. Clients appreciate the availability of house calls and hospital visits at no additional cost.

Tracy Murphy, Attorney At Law sets the highest standards
in Custom Estate Planning, dedicated to today's needs and tomorrow's realities. Thorough and thoughtful evaluation of your needs guarantees the optimum solution for your circumstances - no matter how simple or complex.

Your attorney should be your advocate.
I will help you
plan one of the most important aspects of your future - your legacy. With information assembled in one-on-one meetings, we will personalize a trust that will put a legal frame to your needs and anchor your financial legacy.

Together we will set objectives, address concerns and custom-build an Estate Plan tailored to reflect your needs, lifestyle and goals. Caring continuing attention to the administration of your estate offers comfort to loved ones and helps avoid unnecessary family hardship.

"I believe the most important estate planning objectives are protecting what you have earned, and planning to provide for your loved ones" - Tracy Murphy.

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SERVICES WILLS & TRUSTS
Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts, Probate, Revocable Living Trusts (inter vivos trusts)
Special Needs Planning Last Will & Testament
Incapacitation Planning Special Needs Trusts (Disabled)
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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PROBATE ADMINISTRATION
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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Disclaimer: The information contained on this Southern California estate planning website is not intended as a source of legal advice. You should not act upon or rely on information at this or any other website without the advice of a competent Southern California Estate Planning attorney, especially if you reside outside the State of California, where we are not licensed to practice law and do not give legal advice. Please note that making a phone call or sending an e-mail does not create an attorney-client relationship; this requires a written agreement. Do not e-mail any confidential information to us until an agreement is signed. This website is intended for educational and informational purposes only.

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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