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

Here’s how it works:

Probate is the first step in the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person, resolving all claims and distributing the deceased person’s property under a will. The probate court’s (surrogate court) determines the legal validity of a testator’s will and grants its approval by granting probate to the executor.

The probated Will becomes a legal document that may be enforced by the executor in the law-courts if necessary. A probate also officially appoints the executor (or personal representative), generally named in the will, as having legal power to dispose of the testator’s assets in the manner specified in the testator’s will. A will may be contested during the probate process in probate court. Having an experienced probate attorney will benefit you in many ways.

When looking for a probate lawyer Susan can guide you through the process.

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 over 25 years 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

Susan B. Geffen has been looking out for the elderly for over 25 years 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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Special Needs Trust Planning

Susan B. Geffen has been looking out for the elderly for over 25 years 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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Testimonial

Probate- I called Susan B Geffin's office and was able to get an appointment right away. I can't begin to tell you of the great legal advice and take charge help I received in a fast timely matter. I was mourning my dear friend and Susan caring approach to let her handle it made such a difference. She was in my corner at all times and kept me well informed. She was AWESOME in getting my situation resolved. I highly recommend her. Thank you Susan from the bottom of my heart.

Rita H.

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