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Category Archives: California Estate Planning

Will, Trusts, Corporations, LLCs, property rights and other forms of estate planning for California are discussed in this category

Prepare to Meet Your Lawyer: The Uncomfortable Estate Planning Questions

For many, estate planning feels uncomfortable it forces us to acknowledge human limits; that we may become incapacitated mentally or physically; who gets what after we pass away; and what provisions we want taken for end of life care. Facing mortality is one of the hardest things we must do in life, but meeting withContinue Reading

Understanding the Basic of Estate Planning Part II: Do You Need an Estate Plan?

When you hear estate planning you may think of giant mansions, jets and yachts, or maybe a precious heirloom diamond broach from your great-great Aunt Myrtle. Simply put, estate planning is the process of anticipating and arranging, during a person’s life, for the management and disposal of your property and assets either during your lifetimeContinue Reading

Medicaid and Medi-Cal Planning

An Orange County Wills and Trusts Lawyer website has an interesting article about Medicaid Planning.  The Medic-Cal Program is a joint venture between California and the Federal Government of the United States, of which Cal-Optima is part of. Medi-Cal is by all measures a huge program.  California has one of the largest populations of anyContinue Reading

What is an IEP Plan? An Introduction

What is an IEP Plan? An IEP stands for Individualized Education Plan for children who have disabilities. This is a plan that is a contract between the family and the school district that outlines what the child is expected to learn while at the current school. Any child who has a disability is eligible forContinue Reading

Do I need a special needs trust?

Do I need a Special Needs Trust? A special needs trust is a vehicle that is made for the benefit of special needs children. It gives better support and care than government benefits such as SSI. It also helps you maintain the government benefits that your child may already be receiving. Even if your familyContinue Reading