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Randall F Kaiden

Estate planning Attorney at Valencia, CA

5.0   15 reviews
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  • Licensed for 27 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1996
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KAIDEN ELDER LAW GROUP, PC | ESTATE PLANNING. MEDI-CAL PLANNING. TRUST LITIGATION. ADMINISTRATION. PROBATE.

Randall Kaiden is an experienced elder law and estate planning lawyer in Valencia, CA. He is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated Preeminent Attorney; holds a perfect 10.0 Rating on Avvo; is a Past President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Southern California District; and a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. His practice is centered on elder law, estate planning, and estate administration and he is an expert in asset protection, Social Security Disability, Medicaid, Medi-Cal, Medicare, and Veteran’s Pension Benefits. Mr. Kaiden also holds a Masters in Tax and is VA Accredited to represent claimants before the Department of Veteran's Affairs. To discuss your legal matter, call Kaiden Elder Law Group, PC and schedule a consultation.

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Kaiden Elder Law Group, PC
Kaiden Elder Law Group, PC
1000 Town Center Drive
Oxnard, CA, 93036
Kaiden Elder Law Group, PC
800 S Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA, 93001
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Posted by Ervin and Lisa | January 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Impeccable Service
Mr. Kaiden carefully advised us on a family trust and estate plan. Like many who do not yet consider themselves elders, we had no concept of elder law and the simple protections we could put in place now. This has created a great sense of security. Similarly, Mr. Kaiden's tax knowledge (in our particular case concerning the issue of citizenship) has been invaluable. It was rather frightening to discover the potential catastrophes our original trust harboured. The plan that Mr. Kaiden drew up for us is completely accessible in terms of managing the jargon and discerning the different instruments of protection used. He walked us step by step through funding, and has been consistently available to guide us by email and phone throughout the process as we encounter any difficulties. What was extra comforting about our experience was that Mr. Kaiden really took the time to know and understand our family such that each one of us, as far as the plan goes, feels safe and respected.
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Posted by Crys | March 25, 2016
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Can't recommend highly enough
Randall has been a lifesaver. He quite literally saved our family from legal paralysis and financial ruin when our elderly father suffered a sudden, catastrophic accident with no power of attorney, estate planning, or longterm care provisions in place. Randall took the time to carefully and thoroughly explain all aspects of our case before we even signed on as clients. He is clearly extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of elder law from trust establishment to tax implications. Further, he has behaved with the utmost professionalism, kindness and compassion in the ten months we have worked with him. We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who needed Elder Law services in southern California.
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2020
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Best Elder Care Attorney to represent our Mom
Randall has been there for our family since day one helping our elderly mother to apply and get approved for Medi-Cal. He is very experienced and his knowledge is second to none! He and his staff are amazing and always available when we need help. We interviewed different elder law attorneys but we are very happy we went with Randall as we continue to use him. He also did a Living Trust for another member of our family. My family and I highly recommend Randall F. Kaiden for any Elder Law, Trust or Estate Planning issues you may need help with. Thank you again Randall & paralegals for all of your help assisting our 90 year old mother and our family during this very difficult period watching her mental health decline. We appreciate everything you have done to help us. May God bless you for your kindness and consideration.
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Posted by Marilyn | October 25, 2018
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Help When I Needed It!
Randall Kaiden and his staff helped me get Medi-Cal approval for my husband who is in a nursing home. This was an extremely difficult and confusing process and I couldn't have done it without them. They were patient and understanding and explained exactly what had to be done and why. I highly recommend Randall Kaiden for anyone with elder law needs.
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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2018
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THE BEST ELDER LAW ATTORNEY AROUND!!
Randall F. Kaiden helped our family setup a trust for my mother and also gave us much needed help in getting her Medi-Cal application approved. It was a long process but Randall and his team were always on top of it and in constant communication with our family. My sisters and I all are very happy with the professional and trustworthy service Randall and his team have given us!! He and his team have the experience and knowledge to navigate some very complex issues. I highly recommend them!!
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Posted by Steve | November 6, 2017
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A real professional
Randall and I went to law school together in the mid-90's. I thought he was a very nice guy, but we unfortunately lost contact. Little did I know that 20 years later, after researching potential attorneys and checking out his reviews, reputation and credentials, I'd select him as the estate planning attorney for my parents! He did a great job on what turned out to be a complicated estate plan (the family is still growing, and one of the grandchildren is special needs, which raised a lot of back-and-forth over the need for/terms of a Special Needs Trust). He was very detail-oriented and professional - he put a ton of time in to get everything right, considering every possibility, notwithstanding that he was drafting all the documents at a flat rate. My brother and I were very particular about numerous terms of the documents, and Randall was always very patient and helpful throughout numerous (and I mean numerous) e-mails and telephone conferences. And, my parents really liked him and felt comfortable with him, which I think is very important when anyone is drafting an estate plan. I will be contacting him soon to set up my OWN estate plan - I don't think I can give a better recommendation than that.
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Posted by Gurpreet | January 30, 2017
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Kaiden Elder Law Group
Setting up a trust seemed rather overwhelming at first, but with Mr. Kaiden's expertise and professionalism we were able to execute it without the stress I initially feared would be involved. He explains the process well and is always ready to answer all queries in a manner in which all can comprehend. Not only is Mr. Kaiden a reputable lawyer, he is also unpretentious and honest in his approach. It is also important to add that his staff is also very pleasant.
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2016
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Honorable
Randall Kaiden has handled my mother's legal issues with integrity. He is honest and does exactly what he says he will do without the superfluous extras. I whole heartedly recommend him.
Posted by Glenys | October 24, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Very Compassionate, Knowledgeable and Prompt
I am extremely pleased with my experience with Randall Kaiden. Out of a sea of attorneys that seemed to only want to participate in more lucrative "Senior Life Plans", Mr. Kaiden was the one who responded with the information I needed in a situation that required timely legal assistance for my hospitalized, aging father. He got me the correct documents and instructed me on procedures and points of law in order for me to help my Dad. His kind and compassionate nature made a difficult time a little easier for me. He followed up with me to make certain that everything had gone smoothly with the banks. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone in need of an attorney specializing in Elder Law.
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Posted by Shirin | September 22, 2015
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AMAZING Attorney!
AMAZING Attorney! Randall F. Kaiden helped me and my family to create a trust. First, I had a very impressive free consultation in detailed. Mr. Kaiden always took the time to explain everything to me, my husband, my children and to make sure we understood. He responded quickly to our questions, even in the evenings or on the weekends, which gave us peace of mind. He was patient, thorough, and always professional. It would be a pleasure to do business with him again. He is preparing my retirement trust. I and my family highly recommend Mr. Kaiden. Shirin,
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Posted by Ramin | April 12, 2015
Randall Kaiden Performance Evaluation
Randal is an outstanding trust attorney who is professional, diligent, caring and through in his work. I highly recommend him for anyone setting up a trust. His patience and power of explaining complex laws dealing with estate planning is a unique skill set, rarely found in lawyers. He did my family trust and his cost was not only very reasonable, it was a pleasure to have had retained him for this work.
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Posted by Chelsea | January 15, 2015
An Excellent Attorney
Randall F. Kaiden helped my family create a trust and navigate the elder law system. He always took the time to explain everything to us and to make sure we understood. He responded quickly to our questions, even in the evenings or on the weekends, which gave us peace of mind. He was patient, thorough, and always professional. It would be a pleasure to do business with him again.
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Posted by Kathleen | January 14, 2015
Helpful as a Colleague
I have consulted with Randall on several cases. I have found him to be thoughtful, knowledgeable, and very good at flushing out all possible options. I also find him to be extremely ethical in the way he approaches sticky situations. I feel quite fortunate to have Randall as a colleague with whom I can consult.
Posted by Mark | July 2, 2014
;;Trust Store Review
We received tremendously high quality service and advice. Randall Kaiden handled our case/Trust responsively and knowledgeably. Randall was very patient, took more than enough time to sit with us and explain in simple terms what was involved in our Trust and how we could best carry out our wishes. I would 100% recommend him to anyone who is looking to create a living trust.
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Posted by Tracey Kadner | June 24, 2014
Class Act Attorney
In 2012, my husband passed away with no estate planning. I quickly realized I was in a lot of trouble because of my husbands ex-wife, their child from a prior relationship, and a pre-nuptial agreement that I had signed with my late husband. I subsequently hired Mr. Kaiden to help me. He was referred to me by a friend. My case was incredibly complicated and complex. Mr. Kaiden had so many issues to deal with, in my case. He handled each and every issue with poise, thoroughness, grace and intelligence. In reality, there were times when I didn't understand anything going on in my case, but he was very patient and took the time and effort to explain every aspect and detail to me. Sometimes I would call him once a day, and without fail he would call me back on the same day. I have dealt with attorneys in the past, and usually attorneys don't get back to you within the same day. But Mr. Kaiden always made sure he touched base with me when I left a message. He would even call me back just to tell me that he didn't have time to discuss my case right now, but he would call me back later when he had more time. Later usually meant the same day. It was impressive actually. I can't fully express how intelligent, detailed, and professional he was at all times. He was always honest about my prospects of winning. I knew that we might lose but somehow he always made me feel confident that we would win. In the end, Mr. Kaiden surpassed my expectations. He won my case and I received much more than I expected. After that I hired him to do my estate planning. Again, I was pleasantly surprised how knowledgeable he was and how easy he made the process. As you can see, I can't say enough good things about Mr. Kaiden. If you are looking for an attorney for estate planning, elder law or a probate matter, you should call him. Mr. Kaiden will undoubtedly exceed your expectations and do an excellent job in everything and anything you need.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Kaiden Elder Law Group, PC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Mortensen Law, Tax, Trust & Probate Attorneys, P.C.
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Principal
  • Randall F. Kaiden, Trust, Probate & Elder Law Attorney
  • 2001 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Staker & Esquibias, Tax, Trust & Estate Planning Attorneys, P.C.
  • 1998 - 2000
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Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1998
  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • ESTATE PLANNING CASES
  • Zero Death Taxes Paid
  • ELDER LAW PLANNING CASES
  • 100% Success Obtaining Medi-Cal & VA Benefits
  • IN RE ESTATE OF NOBLE
  • Client Settled For Over $500,000

Associations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Southern California chapter
  • President
  • 2017 - 2018
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Southern California chapter
  • President
  • 2016 - 2017
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Southern California chapter
  • Vice President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2016
  • ElderCounsel
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2016
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2016
  • California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2016
  • State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2016
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • President
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Southern California chapter
  • 2017
  • Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law
  • State Bar of California - Certified Specialist
  • 2017
  • Estate Planning Legal Specialist
  • National Association of Estate Planners & Councils Estate Law Specialist Board
  • 2016
  • President-Elect
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Southern California chapter
  • 2016
  • Vice-President
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Southern California chapter
  • 2015
  • Veterans Accredited Attorney
  • Veterans Administration
  • 2013
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • State Bar of California
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • The New Rules for IRA Retirement Trusts Explained at the Santa Clarita Senior Center
  • How the Supreme Court Negatively Changed Asset Protection Rules for Inherited IRAs in 2014
  • 2015
  • Estate Planning Seminar at Bel Caro
  • Estate Taxes vs. Capital Gains After The Fiscal Cliff Deal
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (7)
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Elder law Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this attorney for elder law, special needs trusts, tax and estate planning. Randall is very knowledgeable and experienced in the area of VA benefits, Medi-Cal, SSI, and complex tax estate planning matters. He is extremely talented, has a strong work ethic and cares deeply for his clients. In short, Randall possesses the skill set necessary to provide superior representation to seniors and the people who love them."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Randall is committed to providing high quality representation to clients facing the difficult challenge of paying for long term medical care. He can clearly explain complex issues and provide client centered solutions. I highly endorse Randall for his thoroughness and ethical practices in the field of elder law."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have consulted with Randall on several matters. He is extremely bright, creative, patient and caring. I wouldn't hesitate to refer my clients to him."
Estate planning Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Randall and I have collaborated on a number of estate planning and elder law cases in the last few years. He is a bright and creative attorney to whom I would have no problem referring clients. He is a pleasure to work with and a very caring attorney who always keeps the interests and goals of his clients as the number one priority."
Elder law Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend this attorney for estate planning and elder law issues. Randall and I have worked and collaborated on a few matters over the years and he is an extremely great lawyer who cares for his clients and finds the plan that best matches their needs. He always goes above and beyond for his clients and continues to be one of my most trusted elder law attorneys."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have consulted with Randall on several cases. I have found him to be thoughtful, knowledgeable, and very good at flushing out all possible options. I also find him to be extremely ethical in the way he approaches sticky situations. I feel quite fortunate to have Randall as a colleague with whom I can consult."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Randall knows a great deal about estate planning and elder law and has been an excellent asset to the estate planning community and his clients for many years. I am proud to know Randall and fully endorse him to anyone in California with an interest in estate planning and elder law"
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have and will continue to refer people in Southern California to Randall for any estate planning needs. I have found him to be knowledgeable, responsive, and pleasant to communicate with."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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