About

Throughout the legal process, the Law Office of Teresa B. Petty-Jones provides a friendly, family-oriented approach. Estate planning, asset protection and elder law matters are deeply personal and affect your and your family's future. We understand that and seek to provide a service that helps you make these decisions in a comfortable environment. We are dedicated to equipping you with the information you need to make educated decisions. Our goal is to insure you are informed of the pitfalls and benefits for each available option.

Probate And Trust Administration

If your family has experienced the loss of a family member, we can help you with the probate process. Caring and compassionate assistance at this trying time can prove invaluable because there are many traps for the unwary that can turn an already difficult time into a disaster. We strongly believe a wisely drafted, carefully executed estate plan is the critical component of a family's wealth management strategy. Our firm's guiding principle is to provide families with quality Trust Administration and Probate services tailored to each client's specific needs and goals.

We offer free, no-obligation consultations for any family who has experienced the loss of a loved one.

Elder Law

With millions of Baby Boomers reaching retirement age, issues affecting senior citizens are becoming more prevalent. Our firm is equipped to protect your loved one if you suspect elder abuse. We also have the training and experience to quickly identify situations where abuse is likely. This could include situations where an individual or family member is abusing or manipulating your loved one in his or her old age. We can take the action needed to put an end to the abuse, protecting your loved one.

But elder law encompasses much more: It also involves planning for the complex health care, long-term care, and other issues facing elderly and disabled individuals and their families.

Studies show that we stand a 40 percent chance of needing long-term care at least once before we die. Therefore, everyone should realize that at some point in his or her lives residency in a nursing home or an assisted living facility is a distinct possibility.

Unfortunately, the substantial cost of nursing home care for an incapacitated person can wipe away a family's nest egg along with the inheritance planned for surviving family members. The primary alternative to paying out of your pocket for the nursing home is Medi-Cal. In many cases Medi-Cal — California's version of the Medicaid program — can provide critical support when it is needed the most.

Additional resources are available to our veterans. But veterans benefits are as valuable as they are difficult to obtain. We offer the resources and assistance necessary to ensure our veterans receive the benefits they have earned.

If you are seeking to establish an estate plan or going through probate, please contact our firm to learn how we can help. Call 559-900-1194.

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