Welcome to Law Office of Dennis A. Fordham
The Law Office of Dennis A. Fordham mainly assists clients in the areas of California Estate Planning, Estate Administration and Medi-Cal/SSI Benefits.
Estate Planning involves drafting Trusts, Wills, Death Beneficiary Forms, Powers of Attorney, and Advance Health Care Directives that meet the clients’ goals regarding both Incapacity and Legacy planning: Who steps in, when they step-in, and what authority they have over the client’s estate during incapacity. And, who steps in, who gets “what, when and how” after the client dies.
Estate Administration involves administering an incapacitated or deceased person’s estate. That may involve administering a Trust, commencing a Probate, or a less formal estate administration for small estates.
Medi-Cal/SSI involves issues related to Medi-Cal eligibility, Share of Cost, and Estate Recovery. Such issues are also addressed in Estate Planning.
Lastly, we also assist clients with Conservatorships, and with establishing business entities and Planned Giving, typically in the context of Estate Planning or Estate Administration.