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LAWSolutions (Legal, Asset & Wealth Solutions), and its owner Barbara Bangs - JD, LLM-Tax, provide legal advice concerning asset preservation with respect to California Medi-Cal eligibility planning, Medi-Cal estate recovery issues, and the Veterans Aid & Attendance pension benefit. 


Holding a masters degree in taxation, as well as having insurance and securities experience, Barbara is able to look at her client’s over all financial picture and present ALL of the options available. As a client of LAWSolutions, you and will work with our office on a plan of action specifically designed based upon your financial situation, which will provide you with the necessary guidance needed to successfully help you to preserve your assets - 'and' help you to qualify for all of the benefits available to you for your long term health care situation, whether in-home care, assisted living or skilled nursing. 


If you are a Veteran, or surviving spouse of a Veteran, I can help you to learn about and understand the additional tax free pension available from the Department of Veterans Affairs. There is a little known benefit commonly referred to as the Veterans Aid and Attendance, which is a tax free pension paid for the purpose of helping you to continue living at home, and I would be honored to assist you in obtaining these benefits.


I treat my clients with compassion and respect. I will provide the same recommendations and advise to you as I would give to my own parents and family members. 


Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 100%
    14 years, 275 cases



Free consultation (10 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • David B Pittman

    I endorse this lawyer. Her answers to questions posed are very informative and well thought out.


    David Pittman Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Craig Martin Scalise

    I endorse this lawyer.Since I recently joined Avvo, I have read many of Ms.Bangs posts. Her responses are are clear, concise and thorough. She has a vast amount of knowledge; Avvo is fortunate to have her participation on their site.


    Craig Scalise Estate planning Attorney
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Contact info


529 Plum Blossom Ln
Campbell, CA, 95008


350 5th Street, Suite A
Hollister, CA, 95023


1414 Soquel Ave, #203
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of AppreciationSeniors in Retirement2004
Certificate of AppreciationSeniors in Retirement2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner and lead AttorneyLAWSolutions2002 - Present
Owner - Attorney/Financial PlanningLaw Office of Barbara Bangs1999 - 2002
General Counsel - Chief Operating OfficerSerra Park Dental Services, Incorporated1997 - 1999
Owner - AttorneyLaw Office of Barbara Bangs1993 - 1997
Director of SalesHyatt Hotels Corporation1980 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Humane Society of Silicon Valley - The Best Place to Adopt a Pet!Foster Parent (kittens & puppies)2006 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1993 - Present
Veterans Administration Accredited AttorneyAttorney2010 - 2012
State of California Department of Insurance Curriculum BoardBoard of Directors2006 - 2008
Northern California, Northern Nevada Alzheimers AssociationBoard of Directors2005 - 2010
Alzheimers Association Santa Cruz CountyLocal Board of Directors2004 - 2010
National Association of Elder Law AttorneysMember2002 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re: BoskovichCase was converted back to Chapter 11 and elderly Mother's mobile home was spared. This case was only one of hundreds of cases to have the petition for reconsideration granted.
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Publication nameTitleDate
AvvoFree! Free! Free!2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawTaxLLM-Tax1996
Santa Clara University School of LawEstate PlanningJD - Juris Doctor1992
Washington State UniversityCommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
S. Cal. NAELA Quarterly MeetingAdministrative Writ of Mandamus in Medi-Cal cases2014
Fundamentals of Elder Law: Estate Planning, Public Benefits, Care Plans, and FiduciariesTraining for Attorneys about Medi-Cal laws and procedures2014
Bianci, Lorincz Personnel MeetingSummary of Medi-Cal Laws in California2006
Seniors in Retirement Monthly MeetingMedi-Cal Basics2004
Seniors in Retirement Monthly MeetingMedi-Cal Basics2003