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Elder Care Planning Is Thinking Ahead

In today’s society, with the advances in medical science, many people are living longer lives. Unfortunately, while medical advances can keep you alive, they can’t always keep your mind strong and clear. If you have built a substantial estate, but lack the capacity to manage your own affairs, you may need long-term care, in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Without the proper planning, you could lose a substantial portion of your estate to pay for your care.

At the Law Office of Barbara J. Dibble, I bring more than 25 years of experience to people in Southern California. I strive with every client to build a long-term relationship based on trust and effective counsel. As an Orange County elder law attorney, I will take all the time necessary to learn the details of your situation, as well as your goals, so that I can take the right steps to get the outcome you want.

Understanding Your Long-Term Care Needs

I will help you take the necessary steps to minimize the loss of your estate to pay for long-term care, including nursing home or assisted living services. I will help you identify all asset protection strategies and will prepare and execute all documents necessary to safeguard your assets, and provide for the management of your affairs, if you are ill or lack capacity.

When you hire me to handle all elder law issues, I will:

  • Identify all steps you need to take to get the full benefits of government programs such as Medicaid, Medicare and veterans’ benefits
  • Help you put a trust in place to protect assets from being seized and sold to pay for convalescent or long-term care
  • Prepare and execute all necessary documents such as trusts, powers of attorney, transfers of property or the creation of joint tenancies.

If you have no children or prefer that your children not have direct access to your estate, I can also help you identify a professional fiduciary who will administer your affairs as directed.

Learn More About Elder Care Planning

I provide a free initial consultation. To arrange an appointment with an experienced Tustin, California, long-term care planning lawyer, contact me online or call my office at 714-515-5126. Evening and weekend meetings can be set up by request. I will travel to your home, the hospital or an assisted living facility, if necessary. My offices are close to the courthouse in Fullerton, with easy access from the 57 and 91 freeways.