Philip P. Lindsley
CELA Certified Elder Law Attorney
CLS Certified Legal Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate
The State Bar of California
Board of Legal Specialization
Assisting our elder, disabled, and special needs communities for over 30 years.
We are San Diego's premier Elder Law Firm assisting our elder, disabled and special needs communities, their families and caregivers, with their legal needs. Our practice focuses on Medi-Cal and life care planning, public benefits planning, special needs planning, preservation of family assets, incapacity planning, trusts, powers of attorney, and probate. We pride ourselves in providing exemplary client service.
We at San Diego Elder Law Center help our clients and their families with:
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Medi-Cal is California’s program for administering federal Medicaid funds. Medi-Cal has several different programs. The most misunderstood is “Long Term Care” coverage. Medi-Cal Long Term Care covers a family member or loved one in rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility.
Life Care Planning is a holistic, elder-centered approach to the practice of law that helps families respond to every challenge caused by chronic illness or disability of a loved one.
Estate Planning is a specialty of San Diego Elder Law Center. We can help assure you have appropriate documents, including trusts, wills, health care directives and powers of attorney for financial affairs.
A conservatorship is a court proceeding where someone is appointed to care for another adult who is physically or mentally unable to attend to their personal needs, their financial affairs, or both.
We are knowledgeable in how to promptly pass property, when possible, without costly probate proceedings. In many cases, we can use “summary” proceedings avoiding formal probate. If a formal probate is necessary, we can handle it efficiently and quickly.
We handle “first party,” “third party” and “litigation” Special Needs Trusts. Our familiarity with public benefit programs allows us to structure your Special Needs Trust to supplement your loved one’s benefits, rather than replace them. We also provide ongoing services for trustees administering Special Needs Trusts.