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Joseph Hudack

Hudack Law, APC

Joseph Hudack

Hudack Law, APC

Joseph Hudack

Hudack Law, APC

About Joseph

More than 29 years ago, Mr. Hudack started his career in residential and corporate real estate, managing transactions for companies like Fluor, Walmart, and Dial. In addition to negotiating, executing, and closing acquisitions for sales and leases, he worked as a national real estate consultant for Home Depot, Newell Rubbermaid, and Viad Corp. Most recently, he has served as corporate and litigation counsel to community associations throughout California. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Western State College of Law, magna cum laude, so he could expand his practice and use his talents to assist clients with business law, contract law, and real estate law services as well as estate planning matters.

Family comes first for Mr. Hudack. He is a dedicated family man who has enjoyed the company of his wife for almost 30 years. They have two grown children: an engineer and an aspiring lawyer who is at the top of her class. Their family also includes two Cockapoos and one Cavachon. In his spare time, he indulges in his passion for woodwork. Working with other woodworkers in the Corona area, he creates pieces for the children at the Royal Family Kids Camp. There they paint and assemble the pieces into different projects that instill in them a sense of pride when they take their completed work home.

It’s this dedication to community that drives Mr. Hudack in his law practice. You’re more than just another name to him. He understands that no two transactions are the same, so he takes the time to listen to your needs and help you accomplish your goals. You’ll never wonder what’s going on, as he keeps you informed through each step of the process and makes sure you understand each action he takes on your behalf.

Firm Description

As part of your team, we value your trust in our ability to take care of your legal needs. That’s why we offer top notch legal support. Not only do we fight for you, but we do it with understanding, integrity, and personal service that makes you feel like a valuable part of the family.

Our attorneys bring to the table impeccable knowledge of real estate, business, and estate planning law along with the desire to help you with your legal matters.

We take the time to listen to you so that we understand what you need and can develop the most effective solutions for you.

 

Elder Law

Elder law possesses many of the same issues as estate planning, but for the aging population. Our needs change as we age, both health and legal needs. For example, in elder law, we here at Hudack Law help clients plan for needing long-term care. Also, how it can be paid for without depleting all savings. Elder law can also help clients already in long-term care.

Assisting people with disabilities is also an essential area of elder law in obtaining care-related benefits. If a client becomes incapacitated, then planning is critical to protect assets and get the proper medical care. Of course, the best for the client is to have an estate plan in place with written documentation of their desires in the event of incapacitation.

We can help the client’s family carry out their wishes in the best manner possible. How will they pay for their medical care? A conservatorship? Is the proper support network in place to provide trusted and competent care? Does the client need to create a special needs trust? These are some questions we can answer.

 

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