As you or your parents advance in age, planning for the future becomes much more important. The decisions you make about your finances, estate planning and your own health and well-being affect you as well as the people you care about. However, if you do not have a plan in place, a mental or physical illness can render you unable to make those decisions and helpless to convey your wishes for your loved ones’ futures.

The Law Office of Paulla Hyatt-McIntire helps clients and/or their loved ones qualify for Medi-Cal benefits while protecting their assets. It is a commonly held belief that in order to qualify for skilled nursing facility benefits, a person must be on the brink of poverty. However, it is possible to retain the majority of your assets while receiving the benefits you need. The Law Office of Paulla Hyatt-McIntire has extensive experience setting up special needs trust, intentionally defective irrevocable trusts, and other agreements geared towards preserving your or your loved one’s wealth.

If you are concerned about your future or have a family member who needs a helping hand making these decisions, the Law Office of Paulla Hyatt-McIntire can help you. We provide legal assistance in a wide variety of matters affecting the elderly and their families, including:

  • Estate Planning
  • Medi-Cal benefits
  • Asset protecting planning
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Advance Health Care Directives
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Intentionally Defective Irrevocable Trusts

All attorneys are not equally skilled in elder law and estate planning matters. Many lawyers who handle elder law issues do it only as a sideline and are not aware of the latest laws and newest strategies for best protecting their clients’ interests. When you need an elder law attorney to you or your loved one’s best interests, call the Law Office of Paulla Hyatt McIntire at 530-674-9761 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

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