Attorney Joseph McHugh is the founder of the LA Law Center, which is a law firm based in Burbank, California, located in the greater Los Angeles area. We are highly experienced and caring elder law & estate planning firm that has earned an excellent reputation for being trusted for helping families with Asset Protection, Medi-Cal Qualifications for person with assets (by legally transferring assets), preventing Medi-cal Estate Recovery, Probate Administration, Wills, Living Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Charitable Remainder Trusts and basic Disability Planning. LA Law Center, PC provides a comfortable environment to bring a loved one to get expert legal advice to help protect your family's estate and get help with government assistance programs, such as Medi-Cal Long Term Care when in a skilled nursing home. We are experts in Medi-CAL planning, especially in when in crisis and your Medicare nursing home 100 days is running out!
Our staff works closely with each client to create a solid legal plan or legal action that reflects the best Estate Planning and Elder Law strategies for each client’s unique situation. We cannot stress enough the importance of setting up an appropriate plan in advance, but they are ready to help in a family crisis. We also specialize in helping "Out of State" family members that have seniors in Southern California that may need legal elder care planning services.
We offer free phone or office appointment consultations. Call (818) 241-4238.
Joseph McHugh, Esq. (Joe) is the founder and principal of the LA LAW CENTER, PC. He leads a staff of experts that have a proved record of being dedicated to providing comprehensive, very personalized counsel in all aspects of our clients’ needs. Joe has many years of experience as an elder law attorney that has earned an excellent reputation for representing clients in the areas of Asset Protection, Elder Law and Estate Planning. He works with his wife Kathy McHugh (Certified Senior Advisor and Mobile Notary) in providing House Calls (hospital and nursing home) so that elders do not always have to come to the office.
Joe helps make complex legal issues easy to understand for family and seniors. He is passionate about helping families protect their assets when long term care becomes an issue.
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Kathy, Diana, Joe and the whole LA Law Center team are Godsend. I don't even know where to begin, but let's just say, without their help and guidance, I wouldn't of been able to do anything.
My father was in desperate need of Medi-Cal coverage and was already admitted into a SNF (Medi-care only covers 20 days!). Kathy not only met with me on a Saturday, she was kind and patient enough to answer all our questions. The consultation lasted 3 hours and she did not charge us a dime for her time! Amazing, truly a winner and someone who cares about her job and the elderly. We had a bad experience with a lawyer who charged $400 for a 1-hour consultation and didn't even answer all our questions. Kathy was the exact opposite and everything we were looking for. Compassionate, patient, understanding, knowledgeable and very, VERY communicative. Don't hesitate to hire her and her team, they will answer every doubt, help you at every crisis moment, and answer texts and emails promptly.
I've never worked with a law firm and knew nothing about Elder Care prior to any of this happening with my father. But they guided me every step of the way during the Medi-Cal application process, instructed me on the best ways to handle situations with Medi-Cal, the banks, the SNF, so on. Never have I felt so "hand held" and appreciated every second of it. You just don't get that kind of service anymore. Everyone nowadays is just out to get your money and don't really seem to care about your core issues. LA Law Center was absolutely the opposite.
The Medi-Cal process went very smoothly and very quickly with minimal hiccups. I couldn't of done any of it without Kathy and Diana's help. I may say this over and over but she really made herself readily available for any questions and concerns at any time of the day, I was just blown away. Even my paranoid stupid questions, she answered every single one patiently and professionally. I couldn't of ask for better correspondence and better transaction.
Their fee for the Medi-Cal application was very reasonable and I felt that I was always tended to (and never ignored). HIRE THEM if you are like me and was suddenly put in a situation where your parent needed long term care at a SNF or did not have enough money to pay hospital bills, nursing facilities, so on. They will put you at ease and hold your hand every step of the way.