Law Offices of
Susan B. Geffen

Serving the elder law needs of families

throughout Los Angeles and Orange County

  • Main Office:(310) 406-0608
  • Toll Free:(888) 422-6070
  • Office: (818) 352-6200
  • Office: (626) 351-1921

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.


Looking for a nursing home abuse lawyer?  Let nursing home abuse attorney, Susan B. Geffen, fight for you.  Abuse in nursing homes is all too common and should not be overlooked one bit!  If you suspect any nursing home abuse happening in the Los Angeles or South Bay areas, contacting an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer is crucial!  Contact Susan now to speak with an experienced nursing home abuse attorney today.

Susan B. Geffen

Attorney At Law

Former Elder Law Professor
Master’s in Gerontology

Author of 

“Take That Nursing Home and Shove It!”


Los Angeles and South Bay area conservatorship Lawyer

When one can no longer care for themselves or their property in Los Angeles county, 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 in the South Bay, or handle their own financial matters, our South Bay and Los Angeles conservatorship attorneys can establish a conservatorship. The procedure for establishing a Conservatorship is to file a Petition with the Court to obtain Letters of Conservatorship. Along with the Petition, there are a number of other forms that are filed with the Courts in Los Angeles and in the South Bay. These forms will outline the reasons for the Conservatorship, information on the proposed Conservator, and a list of close relatives and friends. Having an experienced conservatorship lawyer in Los Angeles county and the South Bay area on your side will make things much easier during these difficult times. We have offices in Hermosa Beach, Beverly Hills, 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 in Los Angeles and South Bay

Being able to afford long term nursing home care in Los Angeles and the South Bay area 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 in Los Angeles, it is possible to qualify for medi-cal benefits while also protecting your valuable assets.  Medi-Cal planning in South Bay 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 in Los Angeles and South Bay.

Look no further than the offices of Susan B Geffen when it’s time to protect assets in Los Angeles and the South Bay area.  Having an experienced asset protection lawyer in Los Angeles will definitely benefit you.  Give Susan a call now.  With an experienced asset protection attorney in Los Angeles on your team, you can rest easy.  From Los Angeles to South Bay to Torrance and Beverly Hills and all areas in between, let Susan 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.



Litigation refers to any trust matter family members need clarified. When the court in Los Angeles is required to intervene and rule on a trust, the process is referred to as “trust litigation.” Some contested matters are easier than others. Take the guess work out of this process and hire a trust litigation lawyer in Los Angeles. The Law offices of Susan B. Geffen will help guide you through the trust litigation process in the South bay area and in Los Angeles. Hire an experienced Trust litigation attorney and avoid all the potential headaches! Call now. (310) 406 0608


The Law Offices of Susan B. Geffen can help you with probate in Los Angeles and South Bay Areas. What is Probate and why do you need a probate lawyer in Los Angeles and South Bay?  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 in Los Angeles (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 lawyer in Los Angeles and South Bay will benefit you in many ways.  When looking for a probate attorney in Los Angeles, Torrance, Hermosa Beach, Beverly Hills and everywhere in between, look no further than the Offices of Susan B. Geffen.


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Estate Planning (Living Trusts, Wills)

Trust Litigation Lawyer South Bay and Los Angeles

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, Orange 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 in the South Bay makes it easy to transfer these assets to loved ones.  Let Elder Care Lawyer Susan B. Geffen help you protect your assets in Los Angeles. Having a trust litigation attorney on your side is imperative during these times. Susan has been an Estate planning attorney in Los Angeles, Torrance, Hermosa Beach, Beverly Hills and all over Southern California for many years. These estate planning services include Wills and Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Advance Health Care Directives.  By considering your options early on in Los Angeles, you can ensure the quality of life that is important to you and avoid having your family “guess” your wishes or having to make critical medical care decisions for you under stress or in emotional turmoil.
Let the trust litigation attorneys at Susan B Geffen help you.  Contact us @ (310) 406-0608.

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Jamie S.
Jamie S.
2017-04-18 22:22:01
Thanks for the information & advice Susan, it definitely helped clear some things up for me.
Aloha A.
Aloha A.
2016-07-30 12:12:41
I had a million questions on how to deal with my father's myriad of medical issues and how to approach his long term care. I attended one of Susan's...
Karen H.
Karen H.
2017-06-09 12:49:17
Susan Geffen met with my sister and I as we have been noticing a cognitive decline in our mother and had several questions concerning her estate, her family...
Stephanie M.
Stephanie M.
2017-06-21 10:03:51
Susan was very helpful in informing us of what we need to do as a family to make sure my aging mother, and those of us caring for her, financially and...
Lisa B.
Lisa B.
2017-08-12 10:14:07
Susan is very informed and passionate about elder care and knows her business well. If you need any kind of help from estate planning to various care...
Diana F.
Diana F.
2017-08-20 13:10:38
Finally we got the correct information about our parent's estate and the qualification guidelines for services. Susan pointed us in the right direction.
John K.
John K.
2017-09-08 13:59:03
I hired Susan to petition for a conservatprship over my sister who I believe was abused financially and psychologically. After a long battle a...
Marc S.
Marc S.
2017-10-28 15:18:34
Before we called Susan, everything was CHAOS. I knew there were some ways to protect my parents assets while getting them the help that they would...
Andrea H.
Andrea H.
2017-11-08 16:19:24
I am extremely grateful for the advice and direction Susan Geffen gave me regarding my 87 year old mother. She is extremely knowledgeable and her help was...
John Z.
John Z.
2018-01-19 11:36:10
The law is cold and unemotional, yet for those of us going through the legal process, the experience can be extremely emotional. Susan is an outstanding...
Lisa M.
Lisa M.
2018-02-13 20:21:52
Susan has been a great help with my questions and concerns regarding my elderly parent. She was able to answer all our questions and gave us very good...