Many people are confused by the term elder law attorney and what we do for our clients. As an elder law attorney in Los Angeles, I advocate for the elderly and their family members. I handle a very wide range of legal issues that affect the elderly or disabled individuals. These matters include long term planning, health care, retirement concerns, conservatorships, Medi-Cal planning and asset protection, living trusts, and probate.

As an elder law attorney in Encino, I could be considered a specialist because I concentrate on the needs of older adults. The needs of the elderly are much different than the needs of younger individuals. I spend a lot of time helping my elder law clients in Encino with financial and estate planning matters, and we also discuss the day to day challenges they face with their care, where they live, if they have to move, assisted living options and making sure they have a solid plan for the future.

Practicing as an elder law attorney in Encino also requires me to assist my elderly clients with their physical challenges and needs, and often their fragile emotional state of mind. Many of my clients are disabled from stroke, beginning stages of Alzheimer’s, or Parkinsons, and are not able to handle their own affairs. I help them sort things out and make sure they are safe and secure so they cannot be taken advantage of or be neglected.

How can an elder law attorney in Encino help me?

An elder law attorney in Encino can help you with:

  1. Weighing the importance of a will vs estate planning. Planning for and adult who has special needs (special needs trust) and probate
  2. An elder law attorney in Encino can help by creating a durable power of attorney
  3. Health care planning, long term option, the rights of patients, Medi-Cal Planning
  4. Represent you in regards to financial issues, which may include:
    1. Durable financial power of attorney
    2. Housing planning, income, gift tax, estate concerns
    3. Conservatorships, selection and appointment of a legal guardian
    4. Find appropriate housing and long term facilities

What are some of the questions to ask an elder law attorney in the Encino?

The most important thing is to make sure the elder law attorney in Encino has extensive experience in the area of law you need assistance. Elder law is complicated, and the laws are always changing.

  • Some important questions to ask are and elder law attorney are:
  • How much experience do you have practicing elder law in Encino?
  • Do you spend all of your time on elder law in or do you practice other areas of law?
  • What is your main emphasis of elder law in Encino?
  • Can you tell me what information you require of me for our initial meeting?
Medi-Cal Planning & Asset Protection Attorney

Medi-Cal Planning & Asset Protection

If you are concerned about Medi-Cal recovery, Susan has been successful in helping many elderly adults with the complicated and critical process of Medi-Cal Planning and Asset Protection.

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Estate Planning (Living Trusts, Wills)

Susan B. Geffen has helped hundreds of families with their estate planning. Is a Living Trust just for the wealthy? No. If you own a home, have children, wish to leave your assets to whomever you choose, then you should consider having a living trust prepared for you.

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Probate

Susan B. Geffen can help you with your probate matter, and provide you with the expert guidance throughout the process.

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Conservatorships

Many of Susan’s clients ask her about Conservatorships. It is a serious process and it takes a very knowledgeable and experience attorney to evaluate whether or not a conservatorship is realistic and/or necessary.

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Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Susan B. Geffen has been looking out for the elderly for almost 3 decades as an elder law attorney, gerontologist, and former law professor. She is the author of the book, “Take That Nursing Home and Shove It!”

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Trust Litigation

Disputes often arise after an individual dies and their estate is being administered by the named trustee. This is especially so when when there are substantial amounts of money involved or when family conflict is present.

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Special Needs Trust Planning

If a disabled individual receives a lump sum inheritance, they will lose all of the public benefits that have supported them during their lifetime until such time that that inheritance is spent down to a qualifying amount, usually $2000.00.

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Estate Planning (Living Trusts, Wills) | Hermosa Beach

Susan B. Geffen has helped hundreds of families with their estate planning. Is a Living Trust just for the wealthy? No. If you own a home, have children, wish to leave your assets to whomever you choose, then you should consider having a living trust prepared for you.

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Estate Planning (Living Trusts, Wills) | Rolling Hills Estates

Susan B. Geffen has helped hundreds of families with their estate planning. Is a Living Trust just for the wealthy? No. If you own a home, have children, wish to leave your assets to whomever you choose, then you should consider having a living trust prepared for you.

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Testimonial

My parents and I retained Susan Geffen’s legal services to navigate through the Medi-Cal process and to preserve my parent’s assets. The process was long and hard, but Susan hung in there with us, even when my parents seemed reluctant and indecisive. Susan showed her professionalism and concern for the elderly by continuing to provide legal services and guidance without payment during a period between the two phases of our journey. I would recommend Susan to anyone in need of legal services relating to the elderly and elder care.

Rick Y. Torrance, CA