Law Offices of
Susan B. Geffen

Serving the elder law needs of families

throughout Los Angeles and Orange County

Susan is extremely warm and compassionate. Susan helped me with an actionable plan for years to come. This system is so overwhelming if you are trying to navigate it alone. Now, thankfully, I don’t have to.  Corey N.


Susan B. Geffen

Attorney At Law

Former Elder Law Professor
Master’s in Gerontology


When one can no longer care for their properties or themselves, a court may place them under the control of a conservator, who is responsible for their well-being and financial management. The court order that assigns this control is called a conservatorship. If you feel a loved one is no longer well enough to take care of themselves,  or handle their own financial matters, our probate attorneys can establish a conservatorship. We have offices in Hermosa Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, and everywhere in between. Time to call the offices of Susan B Geffen, an experienced Conservatorship attorney.  (888) 422 6070

Medi-Cal planning

Being able to afford long term nursing home care without completely depleting an estate is almost impossible to avoid.  Long-term care insurance may help alleviate some costs, however, Medi-Cal is a better option.

Medi-Cal governs long-term care benefits for those parties eligible under federal and state  guidelines. Through proper estate planning, it is possible to qualify for medi-cal benefits while also protecting your valuable assets.  Medi-Cal planning can be a challenge for those not fully understanding the laws. I know the law. Let me guide you through the proper steps and help protect your assets.

There are two distinct programs within Medi-Cal:

The first program is the “Medical” Benefit, which acts as a health insurance benefit. The asset qualification depends on single or married status. The second program is the “Long Term Care” entitlement which will cover medical expenses but also help with Skilled Nursing Facility expenses and Hospice in most cases. Contact the offices of Susan B. Geffen to learn more about your medi-cal options. Let’s protect your assets. Here to help with your Medi-Cal planning and asset protection needs throughout Los Angeles, Torrance, Hermosa Beach, and everywhere in between.


The Law Offices of Susan B. Geffen can help you with probate. What is Probate and why do you need a probate lawyer in Los Angeles?  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 (surrogate court) will determine the legal validity of a testator’s will and grants its approval by granting probate to the executor. The probated will become a legal document that may be enforced by the executor in the law-courts if necessary. A probate will officially appoint the executor (also known as the personal representative), generally will be 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 also be contested during the probate process in probate court. Probate is a bit tricky if you are not familiar with all the legalities.  Having an experienced probate attorney will benefit you.  When looking for a probate attorney in Los Angeles, Torrance, Hermosa Beach, and everywhere in between, look no further than the Offices of Susan B. Geffen.

Estate Planning (Living Trusts, Wills)

Susan B. Geffen provides estate planning services in conjunction with elder law and elder care planning for clients throughout the South Bay, Los Angeles County and Southern California. Her background as an elder law professor at Loyola Law School and her Master’s degree in Gerontology from U.S.C. give her a unique set of tools for developing a comprehensive estate plan that takes all of your needs and concerns into account. After working a lifetime to build assets, creating a living trust makes it easy to transfer these assets to loved ones.  Let elder care lawyer Susan B. Geffen help you protect your assets.  Susan has been an Estate planning attorney in Los Angeles, Torrance, Hermosa Beach, and all over Southern California for many years.  Call Susan now.