Edward E. Hawkins
WELCOME, and thank you for visiting our website. If you are a current client, thank you for working with us to meet your goals and legal needs.
If you’re a new visitor and currently looking for an elder law attorney to assist with aging issues in Northern California, including Grass Valley, Nevada City, and surrounding Nevada County and Placer County areas, we look forward to meeting you and exploring ways we can assist you and your family…
The Elder Law Office of Edward E. Hawkins has been located in beautiful Nevada City since July 2002. We are dedicated to helping in the following areas:
ASSISTED LIVING AND LONG-TERM CARE – providing design and implementation of plans to qualify the senior for Medi-Cal to pay for long-term care, or VA Aid and Attendance Benefits to pay for assisted living facilities and in-home care.
ESTATE PLANNING – the drafting of Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Advance Healthcare Directives, with an eye towards possible incapacity and the need to empower your agents to have the legal and financial tools necessary to qualify for pubic benefits, if the need arises.
PROBATE AND TRUST ADMINISTRATION – following the legal steps, either formally through the Court system (“Probate”), or informally by complying with the statutory requirements to administer trust estates (“Trust Administration”), to handle creditors claims, ensure that all taxes have been paid, and to distribute assets to the intended beneficiaries in a timely manner.
CONSERVATORSHIPS AND SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS – appointing individuals through the Court process to take control of an incapacitated individual (“Conservatorship”) or creating a supplemental fund to ensure continued qualification for public benefits, including SSI and Medi-Cal, (“Special Needs Trusts”).
VETERANS AND THEIR SPOUSES – obtaining an award of benefits through the VA system for Veterans, including Non-Service Connected Pension with Aid and Attendance (commonly referred to as “Aid and Attendance” benefits) for assisted living and in-home care, and Service-Connected Compensation for veterans that become disabled as a result of their military service.
We would like to hear from you, so please contact us via telephone at 530-265-3952, or e-mail us at [email protected] with any questions, comments, or concerns that you might have. Feel free to contact us if you would like to schedule an appointment.
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