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My law office offers comprehensive and personalized elder law and estate planning services throughout Brentwood, East Contra Costa County, and the greater Central Valley area. As an attorney who practices law with care and compassion, I understand and appreciate the value of truly listening to your concerns and your family’s personal circumstances. I work hard to ensure that you receive quality legal services that I tailor to your unique circumstances so that you can have peace of mind knowing your estate plan meets your needs and goals. I help families plan now so that they can avoid having to make stressful decisions during a crisis later.  I provide tangible value by helping seniors protect their hard-earned assets from the risk of rising long-term care costs, and help prevent the burdens families face when the unexpected happens without a properly-designed estate plan.  Of course, sometimes a crisis does occur before you have the chance to plan for it. I am here to help you through those times, too.  I really care about my clients and making sure they have a quality experience no matter what their circumstances may be.  I am happy to offer in-home visits and consultations to accommodate your family’s needs and provide flexibility to make things easier for you or your loved ones.

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Elder Law

What is elder law? Elder law is about helping aging adults or persons with disabilities who are or could be facing long-term health care needs in the future.

It is a specific area of estate planning that helps families prepare for financial and personal challenges associated with aging and the transition from caring for yourself to having others care for you. Issues I can help you plan for include senior housing and home care, long-term care, comprehensive powers of attorney for both health care and financial matters, advanced healthcare directives, and Medi-Cal eligibility.

My goal is to help you and your family put a plan in place to manage and protect your hard-earned assets, if you need long-term care now or in the future.

While I can’t stop the aging process, with proper planning I can make it an easier transition for you and your loved ones.

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Estate Planning

Planning your estate means securing your family’s financial future. Estate planning is more than simply drafting a will or a trust and leaving it at that.  It involves so much more.

If you are a parent, you want to put your children in the best possible position for decades. You may also want to have some control over what happens if you become seriously ill, incapacitated, or disabled. A lack of adequate planning can have major consequences in your life and in the lives of your loved ones.  Making no decisions at all can leave your care and your assets in the hands of strangers through public court proceedings.  On the other hand, a comprehensive estate plan can provide you with control while protecting your family’s inheritance.

My unique planning process focuses on your concerns, wishes, priorities, and future goals for yourself and your family, and not just documents.

Elder Law

What is elder law? Elder law is about helping aging adults or persons with disabilities who are or could be facing long-term health care needs in the future.

It is a specific area of estate planning that helps families prepare for financial and personal challenges associated with aging and the transition from caring for yourself to having others care for you. Issues I can help you plan for include senior housing and home care, long-term care, comprehensive powers of attorney for both health care and financial matters, advanced healthcare directives, and Medi-Cal eligibility.

My goal is to help you and your family put a plan in place to manage and protect your hard-earned assets, if you need long-term care now or in the future.

While I can’t stop the aging process, with proper planning I can make it an easier transition for you and your loved ones.

Estate Planning

Planning your estate means securing your family’s financial future. Estate planning is more than simply drafting a will or a trust and leaving it at that.  It involves so much more.

If you are a parent, you want to put your children in the best possible position for decades. You may also want to have some control over what happens if you become seriously ill, incapacitated, or disabled. A lack of adequate planning can have major consequences in your life and in the lives of your loved ones.  Making no decisions at all can leave your care and your assets in the hands of strangers through public court proceedings.  On the other hand, a comprehensive estate plan can provide you with control while protecting your family’s inheritance.

My unique planning process focuses on your concerns, wishes, priorities, and future goals for yourself and your family, and not just documents.

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Deeper Dive into Advance Health Care Directives

When it comes to your health care, especially during these uncertain times, you need to ensure that two estate planning documents are up to date. The first is your health care power of attorney. This document allows you to name a person to make medical decisions on...

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Estate Planning: 3 Reasons We Run the Other Way

It can be hard to get motivated about your estate planning. It sounds about as fun as getting a root canal. You also, however, probably want to make sure that your loved ones are protected and receive your hard-earned money and property – regardless of whether you...

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8330 Brentwood Boulevard, Suite B, Brentwood, California 94513
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925-391-8680

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The Law Office of Anne Hydorn

8330 Brentwood Boulevard, Suite B, Brentwood, California
(By appointment only)
925-391-8680  / anne.hydorn@hydornlaw.com

Copyright 2020 The Law office of Anne Hydorn | A Website Design by Ahrens Technologies | Legal Notices and Disclaimers