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There may be a certain appeal to establishing joint ownership in property, primarily because it allows the other person to automatically inherit that property without the need for probate. For that reason, seniors often create bank accounts naming spouses or family members as joint owners, or add a relatives name to real estate. But there [ ] The post Elder Law Attorneys Warn of the Pitfalls of Joint Ownership appeared first on Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law.
One of the major concerns most people have in nursing home planning is how to protect their assets from being completely exhausted by nursing home expenses. Although a trust can be a great strategy, not every type of trust provides the asset protection you need. If you engage in proper nursing home planning, including the [ ] The post How Elder Law Attorneys Can Help With Your Nursing Home Planning appeared first on Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law.
California’s Medicaid program is known as Medi-Cal. It provides free or low-cost health care coverage for adults who are 65 or older, blind, disabled, pregnant or residing in a long-term facility. Medi-Cal also provides benefits for non-disabled, non-elderly adults aged 19-64 who qualify based on their income levels. To qualify based on income, their level [ ] The post What You Should Know about Medi-Cal Law appeared first on Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law.
The probate process is the way a person’s estate assets are officially distributed to their heirs and beneficiaries through the California court system. Those assets can include cash, personal property, and real property. Basically, the probate procedures require several steps before the probate can be closed. Estate assets cannot be distributed to heirs or beneficiaries [ ] The post Understanding Probate Law in California appeared first on Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law.
When a loved one suffers a mental impairment, it is only a matter of time before they need help taking care of their own personal and financial affairs. Some of the common signs of diminished capacity include disorientation and memory loss. If you begin to see these signs, it may be time to consider taking [ ] The post Elder Law Attorneys Handle Difficult Elder Law Issues appeared first on Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law.
Nursing home care can be very expensive. Many private health insurance policies don t cover these long-term care services. For California residents who need long-term care, Medi-Cal is the most common source of funding. In fact, Medi-Cal covers nursing home care expenses of nearly 65% of Californians residing in nursing homes. However, applying for and receiving [ ] The post According to Elder Law Attorney Sacramento Nursing Home Planning is a Must appeared first on Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law.