I had no idea what to do when my mom went from hospital to nursing home and we were faced with paying $15,000 a month when Medicare ran out. Joe and his staff jumped into action and met with us on a Saturday for a free consult. They saw that we needed to move some assets so mom could qualify for Medi-Cal ASAP. Within a couple of weeks Medi-Cal was paying for nursing care and we saved mom's house from state recovery. Every person in this office is always helpful and they even give you a cell number for weekends. If you need any estate planning call these people! They saved our mom savings and the family home all at once!
Posted by Cheryl
Joe and Kathy Mchugh were such a big help to our family during my mother's last four years of life. They were professional and knowledgeable in all aspects of her situation. Every detail was handled quickly, and I was informed as to the process during each step. Something that really stood out to me was the fact that Kathy told me to call her anytime I had any questions, and gave me her cell number. (I don't think I was an exception). This just seemed to be the way she worked. I was never made to feel I had asked one too many questions and now it was time to pay up! I never received a bill for all the times I needed to call. With Joe and Kathy it was about helping people and not just dollar signs. This is a rare trait in today's world and says something about their character. I would highly recommend LA Law Firm and will be forever grateful.
Posted by Susanne
I can't even begin to explain how Joe and Kathy turned my life around by preparing me in advance for what might happen to my husband or myself as we aged. Putting our home into a trust turned out to be a blessing beyond belief. That allowed my husband to become eligible for Medical when he developed major medical issues and ended up in a nursing home that we could not have afforded. Kathy worked tirelessly to hold my hand through initial application and stood by me through a barrage of beurocratic government mess ups until each issue got resolved..that without additional cost. The skills involved literally saved me, and allow me to have a retirement without the horrid stress that I was under before being referred to these amazing folks. Moral support, tireless effort to work through myriads of paperwork, things I never could have conceived of or figured out and I am a smart, competent person.
I cannot recommend Joe and Karhy highly enough. Don't miss out, call them!
Posted by Roger
I requested an explanation of legal alternatives for my situation and Mr. Mchugh responded immediately and with great detail so that I understood my options.
Posted by a Elder Law client
Joe is extremely diligent, conscientious, and responsive in serving his clients, particularly when dealing with the most difficult cases. Joe is highly knowledgeable about the law, has incredible compassion for the people it impacts on a day-to-day basis, and works tirelessly to see a case through, from beginning to end. He is a problem solver and, like a magician, has helped to solve some of the most frustrating and mind-boggling cases. Joe, and his entire team, has consistently gone above and beyond to help my family navigate the Medi-Cal system and, by serving as our fierce advocates, has helped to provide hope when all seemed hopeless. I would, without hesitation, recommend him to anyone seeking assistance with elder law and long term care cases.
Posted by JOSE
I WILL HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS OFFICE. DID AN EXCELLENT JOB FOR MY WIFE'S MEDI-CAL HEALTH ISSUE. THEY CHARGED A VERY REASONABLE FEES. KATHY IS A VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND VERY PROFESSIONAL PERSON, AS WELL AS JOSEPH.
THANK YOU, KATHY!
Posted by a Estate Planning client
Joe McHugh and his staff at LA Law Center were the best in helping my family (3 generations) in creating wills, trusts, family limited partnerships, and irrevocable trust to protect the estate assets my father worked so hard for his entire life. we did a lot of estate planning a few years ago and thank god we did it!When my father needed nursing home care, our family assets were protected and Joe helped us quickly qualify for Medi-cal benefits.
Any time we have questions, Joe or his assistant gladly answers to phone and we do not get a bill for asking a question. We are treated like family. If you need a good attorney that you can actually talk to , call Joe McHugh! We are very happy with peace of mind.
Posted by Martin
One of the most difficult programs you will ever apply for, Medi-cal. This is a very complex procedure that has strict guidelines. Try it yourself and you will get denied and the damage you do may cost you from qualifying at all. Go to the wrong law firm can produce the same results and you will be out of a lot of money. This was my experience, I was denied twice and running out of time as my father was about to get evicted from his skilled nursing facility. As my trust for using a law firm or attorney has about vanished. I had one last chance before my father was evicted. Now what to do, I headed back to internet searching. Since, I was so skeptical now I did a thorough background check on all potential attorneys and law firms advertising Elder law. I was shocked what I found out. The only firm that I didn't find bad reviews about was LA Law Center, Joe and Kathy Mchugh. When I told my story to Kathy she did not try on selling me false promises like the other attorney’s did. Kathy said “this was the most difficult case she has ever worked on.” That because I was not given good directions and assistance I might have ruined my chance to have my father accepted. After I paid them they were the same with me, returning every call and email. We became a team working together. Through this team work Kathy was able to get my father not only qualified, but even retroactive from where I first applied. Now I can rest assure that my father is taken care of. Please save yourself time, money and frustration let LA Law Center help you as they helped me. They are great people to work with.
Posted by Diana
Upon my first visit with my father to this firm, they were able to see exactly what my father needed and proceeded within a week's time to provide everything necessary to protect my father's estate and assets. Less than two weeks later my father sustained a serious illness and thanks to Mchugh's quick, complete and thorough service I knew my father was protected and that his future needs would be covered. I am very grateful for the excellent services, and compassionate handling of all the different situations that have occurred. I know I can depend upon them for all the issues that will come up in the future. The Mchugh team combines competence, with a very personable and approachable style. I always feel welcome and comfortable, all my questions have been rapidly and accurately answered. Their experience with family dynamics have been invaluable regarding our situation.
Posted by a Elder Law client
Joe McHugh was a great help to my family when we really needed it. His, and wife Kathy's advice was very caring and helpful for getting my father on Medi-cal,and in an excellent nursing home. I would highly recommend L.A. Law Center to anyone, and already have. Their understanding of California law and elder care law was very beneficial to our family.