Many of Susan’s clients ask her about Conservatorships in Los Angeles and in the South Bay. A Conservatorship in Los Angeles  is created when the Court appoints a Conservator to protect the proposed Conservatee from serious health problems and/or from undue influence in financial matters.

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 Court in the South Bay and Los Angeles. These additional forms outline the reasons for the Conservatorship, information on the proposed Conservator, and a list of close relatives and friends.

After the Petition is filed, the Court appoints a Court investigator, usually a social worker. The Court Investigator meets with the proposed Conservatee and contacts relatives and friends. The Court investigator writes a report with a recommendation as to whether the Court should appoint a Conservator. Usually an attorney is appointed by the Court to represent the Conservatee.

The advantage of a Conservatorship in Los Angeles is that there is court supervision which protects the Conservatee from abuse. Sometimes there is no alternative to a Conservatorship in the South Bay if the proposed Conservatee will not accept assistance voluntarily. The Conservatorship is reviewed by the Court after six months and then annually thereafter.

Susan understands how difficult and emotionally taxing things can get. She has worked with hundreds of families in similar situations and is here to help.  Susan has many years experience as a Conservatorship attorney in Los Angeles, South Bay, and Surrounding areas.  Time to let an experienced conservatorship lawyer in Los Angeles help you during these trying times.

Medi-Cal Planning & Asset Protection

The Law offices of Susan B Geffen can guide you through the complicated process of applying for Medi-Cal. We regularly work with families that are concerned about the high cost of caring for an elderly relative and wishing to avoid Medi-Cal recovery from the estate.

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Estate Planning (Living Trusts, Wills)

The Law offices of Susan B Geffen has helped hundred of families protect the assets they have worked a lifetime to acquire. We can help make sure your home and other property is properly distributed to your heirs and avoids probate. This also helps avoid family infighting over inheritance distributions.

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Probate

The Law Offices of Susan B. Geffen can help you with probate in Los Angeles and South Bay Area. 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.

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Conservatorships

Susan B Geffen Law Offices can also help with a conservatorship if the circumstances call for it. A Conservatorship is created when the Court appoints a Conservator to protect the proposed Conservatee from serious health problems and/or from undue influence in financial matters. Conservatorships are often created due to an elderly person suffering from Alzheimer's or a stroke.

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Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Susan B. Geffen has been looking out for the elderly for over 25 years as an elder law attorney, gerontologist, and former law professor. She is the author of the book, “Take That Nursing Home and Shove It!”

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Trust Litigation

Susan B. Geffen has been looking out for the elderly for over 25 years as an elder law attorney, gerontologist, and former law professor. She is the author of the book, “Take That Nursing Home and Shove It!”

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Special Needs Trust Planning

Susan B. Geffen has been looking out for the elderly for over 25 years as an elder law attorney, gerontologist, and former law professor. She is the author of the book, “Take That Nursing Home and Shove It!”

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I am so relieved to have found Susan! She is extremely knowledgable on all areas of elder care, from financial planning to choosing the right facility for my mother. I was feeling overwhelmed when I suddenly became the caretaker for my mother many years before I had expected to be in this situation. I requested a consultation on Susan's website, heard back from her office promptly, and met with her soon after. Susan is extremely warm and compassionate. Even though we don't have a lot of resources, 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.

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