The golden years of life are meant to be cherished. After decades of hard work and providing for families, our elders deserve peace, respect, and security. Yet, alarmingly, many seniors fall victim to financial abuse, robbing them of their financial stability and peace of mind. As a trusted figure in the fight against this atrocity,… Continue reading about Identifying Financial Elder Abuse in California
We all have issues we care about and causes that we are passionate about. But what if we can keep supporting these philanthropic passions when we are gone? As a trusted Trust Attorney in Los Angeles, Susan B. Geffan helps clients understand how a Charitable Trust can be a powerful tool for those who want… Continue reading about Charitable/Non-Profit Trust: A Pathway to Making a Lasting Impact
Watching your parents get old is not easy. If they are diagnosed with dementia, the aging process can be even more difficult and heartbreaking. Beyond the forgetful past and confusing present, dementia can also impact the future – especially when it comes to estate planning. Attorney Susan B. Geffen is an experienced elder law attorney… Continue reading about Navigating Estate Planning for Aging Parents with Dementia
No one likes to think about the possibility of being unable to make medical decisions for themselves. However, preparing for the future by creating an advanced care directive is a responsible and thoughtful step. An advanced care directive, also known as a living will or healthcare directive, allows you to outline your wishes regarding medical… Continue reading about What to Consider in Your Advanced Care Directive
As the aging population continues to grow, ensuring the protection and well-being of our elderly citizens becomes increasingly important. In California, the legal framework is designed to combat elder abuse, safeguarding vulnerable individuals from harm. In this blog post, Attorney Susan B. Geffen will shed light on what qualifies as elder abuse in California, helping… Continue reading about Understanding Elder Abuse in California: A Comprehensive Guide
Regardless of the amount or their worth, we all have possessions. As you get older, it’s natural to start thinking about what will happen to these possessions when you die. To ensure it is your loved ones who receive your assets, a trust can be established with a qualified attorney. A living trust is an… Continue reading about When to Consider a Living Trust
While some have more than others, most people have assets, or things they own. Estate planning is the process of arranging for the management and distribution of your assets after your death or incapacity. Regardless of how much you own or how old you are, Attorney Susan B. Geffen can help you with estate planning… Continue reading about Estate Planning: Why You Shouldn’t Wait
If you have recently lost a loved one, it may seem overwhelming or nearly impossible to think about what happens to their estate and assets. Attorney Susan B. Geffen understands how delicate yet important the legal process can be when you are also grieving. She is an experienced Probate Lawyer California who can help you… Continue reading about Understanding the Probate Process in California
What happens when a Will is lost? It is easy to misplace things. While we typically misplace our keys or our phones, or items that we use on a regular basis, it is also common to misplace critical legal documents such as a will. This usually happens if the decedent executed a will long before… Continue reading about What to do when a Will is lost?
Watching a loved one deteriorate physically or mentally can be devastating. If you have to also worry about the future of their financial affairs or medical care, however, the burden can be exponential. Hiring a Conservatorship Lawyer, such as Susan B. Geffen in Los Angeles, may be one of the best decisions you can make… Continue reading about Is it Time to Consider a Limited Conservatorship?