Elder Law

Medicaid/Medi-Cal is the only public benefit for long-term care.

For 25 years, we have been qualifying clients for this public benefit.

 The process includes the actual qualification for Medi-Cal; the legal re-arrangement of the estate assets to qualify; and, the avoidance of what is commonly called a Medi-Cal recovery claim by the state of California for benefits received. All our revocable trust documents and financial powers of attorney include specifically drafted clauses that extend to the family authority to qualify one for Medi-Cal if, in fact, the medical need arises during one’s lifetime. Our goal is to handle the Medi-Cal process privately, without court supervision. Thus, the purpose behind the specifically drafted trust and financial power of attorney language. However, if the language is not present at the time of need, or other circumstances arise compelling such, we are fully prepared to enter probate court and request special orders to facilitate the re-arrangement of family assets for Medi-Cal illegibility.
Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program. This is a public health insurance program which provides healthcare services for those who qualify; specifically, we have represented hundreds of clients seeking nursing home payment and those who qualify for In Home Supportive Services (IHSS).