Comprehensive estate planning covers nearly every aspect of life. It begins with protecting yourself and your personal dignity, and extends to protecting your loved ones and your hard-earned assets.
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Elder law is another aspect of estate planning, focusing primarily on the needs of families and individuals as they age. Issues of aging include senior housing and home care, long-term (or nursing home) care, guardianships and health care documents, Medicare and Medi-Cal (California Medicaid).
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Medi-Cal Planning & Long-Term Care
The goal behind Medi-Cal planning is to protect your home and other assets from being consumed by long-term care costs. We can avoid a spend down of your money and other assets and help you to qualify for Medi-Cal without triggering a period of ineligibility or disqualification.
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Estate Planning Fundamentals
There are many legal strategies involved in estate planning, including wills, revocable living trusts, irrevocable trusts, durable powers of attorney, health care documents and our Integrated Estate Planning.
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Probate & Estate Administration
Probate and estate administration are the processes through which estate assets are transferred after death. Assets to be transferred under terms of a will go through probate. Assets transferred outside of a will, such as by operation of law, or those planned for in a trust are handled through an Administration process. Administration also refers to the process whereby assets are transferred by rules of the state when there is no will. We can help make the process easier, more efficient, and provide peace of mind during a difficult time.
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