Elder Law Litigation
California Elder Law Attorney
Elder law in California is a general term for the many legal areas regarding senior legal services and the elderly or senior population. An elder law attorney in California is a lawyer who counsel's clients in the following:
- Advanced planning to protect assets, primarily real estate and financial investments that a person has earned so that these assets do not prevent an aging individual from qualifying for benefits.
- Understanding and implementing the best possible services available for an aging or incapacitated person.
- Successfully guiding one through elder law services and navigating the Medi-Cal long-term care system to qualify the person for benefits.
- Sheltering assets, minimizing taxes, preventing Medi-Cal recovery that could result in a forced sale or loss of home equity due to the government lien.
Medi-Cal is the only government program that covers the cost of long-term care in a nursing home (also called a skilled nursing facility or SNF). However, after your loved one passes away, Medi-Cal can go after their home and assets to recoup the costs of medical care. An elder law attorney can help counsel you regarding Medi-Cal. The sooner you consult an elder law attorney the better.
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Work with compassionate and experienced estate planning and elder law attorneys who will help you plan for the unknown and protect you and your loved ones. The law office of Kristine M. Borgia is helping seniors plan for the future and overcome the challenges that come as we age.
Financial Elder Abuse Litigation
California has a rich body of law to protect elders (defined as anyone aged 65 or older) from the devastating effects of financial elder abuse. California elder abuse laws can also be used to correct an ill-gotten estate plan and allow assets to pass to the rightful heirs of an estate.
Medi-Cal Planning & Asset Protection
A Medi-Cal Asset Protection Trust is specifically created to hold assets to qualify for Medi-CAL Long Term Care Benefits and to prevent the State of California from “Medi-Cal Estate Recovery”. If set up properly and far enough in advance, a person’s entire estate can be protected and this person will have Medi-CAL help pay nursing home costs!
Power of Attorney & Advance Health Care Directive
A power of attorney and advance health care directive is a legal document that allows an individual to appoint another person or entity to act on their behalf to administer their affairs. The person who forms the power of attorney is known as the principal and the person granted the authority over the affairs is the agent.
Litigation cases are often complicated
Law Office of Kristine M. Borgia has a successful track record in bringing financial elder abuse claims against bad acting individuals who take an elder’s or dependent adult’s assets by the exercise of undue influence. Please contact us if you have any questions.
If you have any type of case involving trusts, wills, probate, or litigation in those areas of Riverside, California your first call should be to the Law Office of Kristine M. Borgia. We can advise you on your options and zealously represent you in court, so please call us today.