Everyone living in the United States owes a debt of gratitude to the men and women who serve in the United States Armed Forces, as well as to their surviving dependents. There is no way to truly repay that debt; however, the government does try to acknowledge the service and sacrifice made by veterans and their families by providing several veterans benefits. You may already be familiar with some of these benefits. To make sure you are getting all your benefits, a Los Angeles veteran … [Read more...] about Are You Entitled to Veteran Benefits?
A trust agreement is a common addition to the average estate plan. There are numerous different types of trusts that help achieve a wide variety of estate planning goals. One thing that all trusts have in common, however, is the need to appoint a Trustee to administer the trust. To help ensure that you appoint the right person as your Trustee, the Los Angeles trust attorneys at Schomer Law Group, APC suggest some questions to consider when deciding on a Trustee for your trust. Understanding … [Read more...] about Appointing a Trustee – How to Make the Right Choice
EL SEGUNDO, CALIFORNIA (April 20, 2018) - Estate and Elder Law firm, Schomer Law Group, today announced the promotion of Cesar Gil to Operations Director. He will have the primary responsibility of ensuring that the business has the best working environment and processes. He will manage the implementation of business guidelines and strategies, working with other department heads to ensure everything runs smoothly and in accordance with any guidelines. "Cesar has been a key part of our … [Read more...] about Schomer Law Group Announces Promotion of Cesar Gil to Operations Director
An installation of five #ArtBeatForHumanity drums are on display at the offices of Laura Bromlow of the #SchomerLawGroup in #LosAlamitos! The #REMO drums were painted and played in one of our recent group workshops. Bromlow writes, "The art installation showcases the successes of the Able ARTS Work participants, and brings increased awareness for much needed art and music therapy to our community." Laura Bromlow is an Elder Law and Special Needs Planning Attorney. She assists with … [Read more...] about #ArtBeatForHumanity drums are on display at the offices of Laura Bromlow in Los Alamitos
Schomer Law Group partook in one of the nation’s premier legal education conferences in Indianapolis, IN from May 3 through May 7. The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys hosted their 23rd annual Spring Summit on “Integrity – The Foundation of Success, Without Integrity Nothing Works,” which included over 100 estate planning law firms from around the country. The American Academy is devoted to helping its Member attorneys transform the way they practice law. The conference focuses … [Read more...] about SCHOMER LAW GROUP ATTENDS EXCLUSIVE CONFERENCE – RECEIVES IMPORTANT ELDER & ESTATE PLANNING EDUCATION IN INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Medi-Cal and Medicare are both programs established by the federal government to provide medical and health-related services to United States citizens. Both programs were created by a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act and are managed by the Centers for Medicare and Medi-Cal Services. What is Medi-Cal? Medi-Cal is a healthcare assistance program that benefits low-income individuals. Federal, state and local tax funds are used to assist individuals who are eligible with paying for … [Read more...] about The Differences between Medi-Cal and Medicare.
Estate planning is based on legal principles that are followed by all estate planning attorneys. While each state has its own probate code, or set of laws, the Uniform Probate Code was drafted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL). This set of laws governs inheritance and estate laws in the United States. The original purpose of the Uniform Probate Code was to simplify the process of probating an estate and to make laws governing wills, trusts, and estates … [Read more...] about What Is the Uniform Probate Code?
A power of attorney is a legal document that gives someone else the authority to act on their behalf. In California, the person creating the power of attorney is known as the “principle,” and that person chooses an “attorney-in-fact” to act as their agent. A power of attorney is most commonly used for handling financial and/or medical decisions. With all of its advantages, careful consideration should be given to creating a power of attorney. Since your attorney-in-fact will be ultimately … [Read more...] about What are the Disadvantages of a Power of Attorney?
Regardless of whether you have a will, your estate must be administered. The person who is responsible for supervising the administration of your estate is known as the executor. Each state has its own requirements and qualifications for an executor. In most states, minors, convicted felons and non- U.S. citizens are disqualified. What is an Executor required to do? There are general duties that nearly every executor is required to perform. However, the full extent of an executor’s duties … [Read more...] about What is an Executor?
Actually, there are laws in place that not only discourage, but penalize individuals for giving away property just before applying for Medi-Cal. If you transfer your assets within five years of applying for Medi-Cal benefits, Medi-Cal could withhold or delay your benefits. Federal law requires state Medi-Cal agencies to investigate transfers and gifts made by applicants during the five year look-back period. So, any transfer that you make, no matter how innocent, will come under scrutiny. … [Read more...] about Can I give away my assets in order to be eligible for Medi-Cal?