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Antelope Valley estate planning law firm Thompson Von Tungeln is offering a March 4, 2011 seminar on Medi-Cal for Long Term Care and how to access this benefit without spending everything

Elderly hands holding adult handsAntelope Valley estate planning law firm Thompson Von Tungeln is offering a complimentary seminar on the Myths about Medi-Cal program and how those myths can affect long-term care planning.

“Long-term care planning is an intricate process,” said Kevin Von Tungeln, partner at Thompson Von Tungeln. “Compliance with Medi-Cal is akin to a chess games with draconian penalties if you make a mistake. That is why consumers need to be informed about Medi-Cal and have expert legal counsel guiding them through the process.”

The recent changes to Medi-Cal, the California Medicaid program, center on the ability to give away assets such as a home or financial instruments, and changes regarding annuities. Many individuals have established planning strategies to give away assets that will need adjusting.

“Anyone living today has a greater than 50 percent chance of needing long-term care when he or she reaches age 65,” said Von Tungeln. “At least 70 percent of persons over 65 will require long-term care at some point in their lives. Being knowledgeable about the new rules and planning accordingly can save you, your spouse and your heirs a great deal of trouble in the future.”

The seminar is on Thursday, March 4, 2011 at the Hellenic Center in Lancaster – 43404 30th Street West (30th St West and Ave K-4) Lancaster, CA 93536. Registration is requested due to limited seating. To register for the complimentary seminar, call 661.945.5868

About Kevin Von Tungeln

With more than 20 years’ legal experience, Kevin L. Von Tungeln serves Thompson Von Tungeln in the areas of estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, trust administration, conservatorships, guardianships and elder law. He is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialists as a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning. Get to know more about Kevin’s approach to estate planning by viewing his informational videos at: www.youtube.com/user/EstateLawyers. Kevin can also be found at LinkedIn by going to: (www.linkedin.com/in/kevinvontungeln)

About Thompson Von Tungeln

Antelope Valley estate planning law firm Thompson Von Tungeln (TVT) offers Medi-Cal and VA Pension benefit planning planning and administration for the middle class. As Board Certified Specialists in Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate as certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, partners Mark E. Thompson and Kevin L. Von Tungeln are expertly equipped to serve these clients with the creative, effective and custom solutions they demand. For more information, contact TVT at 661-945-5868 or visit their websites at www.Medi-CalHelp.com and www.EstatePlanningSpecialists.com.

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