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Trusts & Wills: Choosing Your Executor

 

One of the most important steps you can take when protecting your assets for future generations of your family is to create an estate plan with a living trust and pour-over will. However, the planning does not end there. Your next big decision, which can be the difference between a quick and efficient estate settlement process or a long and arduous one, will be choosing a person to serve as the executor.

Both a will and trust require a person to be named the executor of the estate and oversee the process while acting as a liaison between the attorneys and the family. An executor generally takes responsibilities for managing the decedent's estate by collecting and distributing assets to beneficiaries waiting to receive their inheritance. Picking the wrong person as executor can lead to various issues like estate delays, tax problems, or even estate contests.  

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Simple Tips For Protecting Your Assets From Online Fraud

 Scams some in all shapes and sizes. I’m sure we can all name our favorite “grifter” movies from The Sting to Ocean’s 11 without thinking twice. However, getting scammed isn’t something out of the movies, and millions of people are victims of scams every single year.


The troubling issue for seniors citizens is dealing with the ever-increasing complexity of these scams in the internet age. Here are a few tips for guarding your assets against online fraud.

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How To Create the Perfect Asset Protection Plan

 

The field of Elder Law is relatively new, but it continues to play an important role in helping families develop estate plans and begin to protect their assets. The key in creating the perfection asset protection plan is to build a situation where clients avoid depleting their assets should someone become ill and need long-term care.

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What To Do After a Loved One Passes: 5 Probate Facts

 

Probate is a scary situation to confront because dealing with the process means a loved one has passed away. Many people may be frightened by probate, but if your family finds itself without an estate plan, and staring down the possibility of probate, there is no need to worry. California probate courts aim make the process as transparent as possible and with the assistance of an experienced probate attorney, you navigate the court process with ease.

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3 Easy Steps To Getting Medi-Cal To Pay For Long-Term Care

 

One of the biggest issues facing senior citizens and their families is figuring out how to pay for long-term care. If an elderly person requires the full-time care of a nursing home or other facility, the expenses can be quite burdensome, no matter how “well off” that person might be.

Out of pocket costs for a nursing home stay can skyrocket quickly and many families are forced to dip into their personal savings or even sell off assets in order to pay for care. Most people might not know that for residents of California Medi-Cal is the best option. But, you might be asking yourself, isn’t Medi-Cal a “needs based” system with income requirements?

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Serving Our Community Since 1995

Elder Law Services of California, APLC provides the same strategic planning and legal representative of larger firms, yet in a personalized, family-like manner. Our priority is to provide the highest level of legal services and client satisfaction when representing your Medi-Cal Planning, Estate Planning, Trust Administration, or Probate cases. Above all, we understand the importance of you and your family’s financial future and legal security.

Our team of Attorneys and legal support staff have assisted thousands of different families by giving them the freedom to plan for the security of their future, while also providing peace of mind with our experienced legal advice. As our name, Elder Law Services of California, APLC serves all families in California, with convenient locations throughout Los Angeles, as well as locations in Northern California, and San Diego.

Whether you need to qualify for Medi-Cal, pay for long-term care, create an estate plan and powers of attorney, proceed a conservatorship, protect your assets, or deal with the loss of a loved one, our team is there for you every step of the way. Sadly, many families are unprepared for any significant planning for their future, so take the first step today to protect your family’s integrity.

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