A common concern for many clients who are Medi-Cal recipients is that if they use Medi-Cal to pay for long-term care, they will lose everything they have. There is a misconception that Medi-Cal will take their homes or leave their healthy spouses penniless. Another concern is that once a Medi-Cal recipient passes away, Medi-Cal will [ ] The post Will My Parent’s Estate Be Subject to Medi-Cal Estate Recovery? appeared first on Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law.
When a parent passes away, the family is usually at a loss as to how to handle their loved one’s estate. Our law firm can provide a comprehensive guide on what needs to be done when a parent dies. It is always good advice to consult with an experienced and qualified probate attorney to make sure [ ] The post When a Parent Dies Sacramento Probate Attorneys Can Help appeared first on Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law.
In many cases, when a parent dies the family is not quite sure what needs to be done legally, to handle their assets. For most, one of the children has been named executor of a will left by a parent. Here you can find a step-by-step guide to handling your parent’s estate after their death. [ ] The post Being the Executor of a Will Left by Your Parents appeared first on Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law.
When a parent becomes mentally impaired, 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 are disorientation and memory loss. When you see these signs, it may be time to consider taking steps to provide necessary [ ] The post Elder Law and Conservatorship appeared first on Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law.
When a parent dies, the surviving family members are typically at a loss as to what needs to be done legally, to handle their assets. Here’s a step-by-step guide to get you started on what you need to do when a parent dies. The best advice, though, is to first consult with an experienced and [ ] The post Steps to Take When a Parent Dies appeared first on Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law.
As a parent who has a child with developmental disabilities, you should know that there are several options available to you to help protect your child should something happen to you. Special needs planning is the term that applies to a range of situations, but most often in cases where a parent has a child with a disability. Here are some of the basics you need to know about this kind of planning. Special Needs Trust Parents with a special needs child can create a special needs trust, a specific kind of trust that allows the parent to leave the child property, while at the same time appointing a trustee to manage the trust and giving the trustee the power to ensure the child’s needs are being met. Special needs trusts are also beneficial because the property the trust owns will not be taken into consideration when applying for either Social Security Supplemental Security Income or Medi-Cal. The trust preserves the child’s ability to receive public assistance while at the same tim