The Law Firm of Gina Leguria provides comprehensive estate planning and elder law services to clients in Ripon, California and to clients in surrounding areas.
Our estate planning firm is trusted by members of this community to help with some of their most important and sensitive tasks in planning for the future. When you need a compassionate and knowledgeable attorney to help you prepare for a medical emergency, protect your assets, and take control of your legacy, Leguria Law is here and ready to help you.
Life in Ripon, CA
Ripon is a city in San Joaquin County, California that was home to just over 14,000 people as of the most recent census. Originally named Stanislaus City, Ripon got its new name in 1876 when it was named after the Ripon, Wisconsin hometown of the first postmaster in the community.
Ripon has an economy that was historically largely based in agriculture, and the area is one of the major producers of almonds. However, the city began expanding rapidly starting in 1998 when subdivisions were placed on much of the area’s agricultural land.
When the Jack Tone Road intersection was rebuilt in 2003, this also paved the way for massive commercial development in the area, including multiple truck stops. Subsequently, more development followed including a shopping center as well as many new restaurants in Ripon.
Seniors in Ripon, CA
Ripon is home to just over 14,000 people, and an estimated 11.8 percent of the areas population were 65 and over as of the most recent census. Within Ripon, around 9 percent of area households are compromised of someone aged 65 and over who lives alone.
The City of Ripon provides services to senior citizens, with the city website detailing the location of a local senior center at 433 S. Wilma Avenue, Ripon, CA 95366. The telephone number to reach this senior center is 209-599-7441. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM and is also open on Thursday nights between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM.
Seniors can take advantage of community-based services in order to enhance their quality of life and to potentially remain independent for a longer period of time. However, there may come a time when it becomes necessary for seniors to have home healthcare services or to move to a nursing home because living alone becomes impossible.
The Law Firm of Gina Leguria provides help to seniors in making certain they can protect their assets while getting Medicaid to cover the costs of their nursing home care.
Courts in Ripon, CA
The Law Firm of Gina Leguria also provides representation to people of all ages who must go to probate court. Going to probate court can become necessary to have a guardian or conservator named for a person who has become incapacitated without first creating an incapacity plan. Assets typically also pass through probate after a person has passed away, unless an estate plan was created to facilitate the transfer of assets outside of the probate process.
The Superior Court of California for the County of San Joaquin provides information about probate on its website. The probate court is located at 180 E. Weber Avenue on the Fourth Floor in Stockton, CA 95202. The telephone number to reach the court is 209-992-5696. The court has a drop box available on Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, but documents that are put into the dropbox on court holidays or after 4:00 PM will be considered to have been filed on the next court business day.
If you must go to court, it is important you have an advocate on your side who understands how the probate process works and who can take steps to help ensure that your own interests and the interests of your incapacitated or deceased loved one are protected.
Getting Help from Ripon, CA Elder Law Attorneys
Ripon, CA elder law attorneys at The Law Firm of Gina Leguria can provide a comprehensive array of estate planning and elder law services for you if you live in or around San Joaquin County.
Our experienced legal team will work with you to understand your goals in planning for the future and to take the right steps to ensure you’ve protected your autonomy and provided a secure future for your loved ones. From asset protection to incapacity planning to legacy planning, we offer the services and support you need to take control of your destiny. Give us a call today to find out more.