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Is My Home Really Protected Under Medi-Cal?

“Is My Home Really Protected Under Medi-Cal?” by Neil A. Harris, Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) Harris & Plottel, LLP Perhaps one of the most misunderstood concepts in Medi-Cal is the principal residence exemption.  Unfortunately, discovering the limitations of that exemption often occurs too late for corrective action.  The following is a brief overview of

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Durable General Power of Attorney: FAQS

The California Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Purposes What is it? A financial power of attorney allows an agent to conduct financial transactions for the principal (the person who signed the power of attorney.) These transactions might include depositing or withdrawing money from bank accounts, signing income tax returns, or transferring assets to a

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Advanced Health Care Directives

California Advance Health Care Directive What is it? The Advance Health Care Directive can be used to appoint a family member or friend to make health care decisions for you if you are physically or mentally unable to make those decisions yourself.  Similar documents are also called Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care.  This

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