Estate Planning In Los Angeles and South Bay (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.

Susan provides a variety of services, including:

Wills and Trusts:

Wills and Trusts are legal instruments that you can use to direct who will receive your estate and how they will receive it. Without a Will or Trust in Los Angeles and the South Bay area, your estate will be distributed according to the California’s probate statutes and the fees will be taken from of your estate, which typically takes several months.

Powers of Attorney:

When you create a power of attorney in Los Angeles and the South Bay area, you designate a trusted individual to make medical and financial decisions for you in case you become unable to make those decisions for yourself. Often, spouses name each other in powers of attorney.

Advance Health Care Directives:

Also called a “living will,” an advance health care directive gives instructions for your family and doctor to follow in case you ever fall into a persistent vegetative state or other situation where you are unable to make your own health care decisions. It lets your physician, family and friends know your health care preferences, including the types of special treatment you want or don’t want at the end of life, your desire for diagnostic testing, surgical procedures, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and organ donation.

By considering your options early 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. If you would like to schedule an initial consultation with Susan, contact her at (310) 406 0608

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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Testimonial

My father found Susan's Elder Law advertisement and we called her office to schedule an appointment for consultation for a family trust. Her office asked for basic information to include the address of my parent's home. To my surprise, Susan came to my parent's home rather than have them make the trip to her Redondo office. My parents are 85 and 80 years old. Susan charged us a very reasonable rate, really worked hard to make this as quick and painless as possible and showed considerable patience - considering my parents' ages and health. In the end - everything went well and we were very pleased with Susan's friendliness, professionalism and thoroughness.
Thank you!

Bob

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