What You DO NOT Know, CAN Hurt You! We Protect You, Your Family, Your Money & Your Legacy!!We Help You Pay for Nursing Home Care,Protect Assets & Prevent Medi-CAL Recovery Against Family HomeWe keep you in CONTROL of YOUR ASSETS & YOUR LIFE! What You DO NOT KNOW Can HURT YOU!
|Managing Partner||LA Law Center, PC||2009 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Office of Joseph B. McHugh, Esq.||1987 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association||Distinguished Order of Attorneys||2015 - Present|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association||Social Media Committee||2014 - Present|
|Academy of Special Needs Planners||Member||2012 - Present|
|Elder Counsel||Member||2008 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Superior Court||Probate Settlement Officer||2008 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Superior Court||Probate Volunteer Attorney||2008 - Present|
|Irish American Bar Association of Los Angeles||Member||2007 - Present|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|WealthCounsel||Committee Chair||2006 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association, Business and Corporations Law Section||Member||2004 - Present|
|California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform||Member||2004 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (California Chapter)||Member||2003 - Present|
|Burbank Elks Lodge||Member||2003 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section||Member||2002 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Sheriff Posse||Civillian Volunteer||1996 - Present|
|State Bar of California, Business Law Section||Member||1987 - Present|
|State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section||Member||1987 - Present|
|Burbank Elks Lodge||Exalted Ruler||2007 - 2007|
|Themed Entertainment Association||President||1999 - 1999|
|Contesting Trust||We represented the daughter and won the case for her!|
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|Whittier College School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctorate||1987|
|California St Univ Fullerton||Business & Finance||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1976|
|LA LAW Center Seminars||Domestic/Off Shore Trusts (Bridge Trusts)||2015|
|Lorman Educational Services||Medi-CAL & Elder Law in California||2014|
|RHA Seminars||Asset Protection 101||2013|
|RHA Seminars||Land Trusts and LLCs||2013|
|RHA Seminars||Veterans & Medi-CAL Planning||2013|
|RHA Seminars||Estate Planning 101||2013|
|MTA Employees Educations Services||Estate Planning for Families||2013|
|Barlow Hospital Seminars||Advanced Health Care Directives in California||2013|
|Seminar in Glendale, CA||Land Trusts & LLCS||2012|
|Real Estate Brokers of Glendale||Estate Planning Asset Protection||2012|
|Community seminars||Estate Planning 101||2012|
|Elder Care: The Race Against Time||Elder Care Medi-CAL||2011|
|CBS KNX 1070 AM Radio Series||Elder Costs: The Race Against Time!||2011|
|Protect Your Family Assets 101 - Lecture Series||What Every Trustee Needs to Know||2010|
|NAHREP Monthly Meeting||Goals of Estate Planning||2010|
|Local Community Lecture Series||The NO MATTER WHAT Documents||2010|
|Issues in Early Stage Dementia||Dementia and Legal Aspects of Capacity||2010|
|Community Classes||What is Probate & How do I avoid it?||2010|
|Community Class||Protect Yourself from Conservatorships||2010|
|Business Killers||Business Issues that can destroy a business||2010|
|Aging, Dementia & Legal Aspects of Capacity||Aging, Dementia & Legal Aspects of Capacity||2010|
|Geriatric Lunch Lecture Series||Legal Preparation for the Future||2009|
Posted by Valerie
Joe and Kathy Mchugh are a God send. I highly recommend them. We hired them in December 2011 and it has been the single best decision my mother and myself ever made. They explained things to us step by step. When we discovered our elder friend in a bad situation with the board and care home she was living in they were there for us every step of the way and enabled us to remove her from the situation. They have graciously gone above and beyond in every situation. They even helped us get a refund from a previous lawyer that did not produce what he had promised. If you are looking for the BEST attorney and legal assistant you have found them in this team.
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 Tony
Joe McHugh prepared our Living Trust and when it came time to manage my elderly mother’s estate and her long term care planning we turned to Joe. Joe has a great deal of knowledge and experience in elder care and he executed a Durable Power of Attorney, an Irrevocable Trust, guided me through the process of establishing an Advanced Health Care Directive and provided advice on managing my mother’s finances to maximize her medical coverage. This was not an easy task, as my mother was beginning to have memory problems and lost all of her identification, including her Permanent US Resident paperwork.
Unfortunately, my mother had a medical set back and needed skill nursing care. Once again we turned to Joe who prepared her Medi-Cal application. Medi-Cal accepted her application in less than three (3) weeks and the coverage was seamless during the transition from Medicare to Medi-Cal.
I highly recommend Joe and encourage you to give him a call and discuss how he can assist you.
Christine Wilson, Mediation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I have worked with Joe and his team on a number of matters involving Medi-Cal eligibility for long term care. Joe is easy to work with, and KNOWS this highly specialized area of law. I highly recommend him -- and if you are looking for a lawyer to help in this area, do yourself a favor and contact him BEFORE applying for Medi-Cal; you will find Joe and his staff to be very helpful, easy to talk to and clear in their explanations.
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