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Vincent Casiano Esq.

Casiano Law Firm

Vincent Casiano Esq.

Casiano Law Firm

Vincent Casiano Esq.

Casiano Law Firm

Vinny, as most of his friends and clients call him, founded the Casiano Law Firm and the San Diego Elder Law and Estate Planning Firm in August of 2005 after leaving the firm of Sorem Patore and Casiano, LLP.

Vinny is not your typical attorney. Although he graduated from one of the top tier law schools in the country -UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco- Vinny 's first career was navigating tankers as an officer in the Merchant Marine. Upon graduation from Hastings, Vinny decided to open up his own practice and immediately began to practice in the area of estate planning and probate. Early on Vinny realized that most estate planning attorneys failed to address elder care issues - such as diminished capacity, assistance with normal daily living activities, long-term care costs, financial and physical abuse and undue influence, to name a few. 

Seeing the need for compassionate attorneys and a firm that is interested in helping seniors and their families with these issues, Vinny developed an expertise in the areas that affect seniors the most. Over time Vinny has become an authority in Estate Planning, Medi-Cal planning, Elder Abuse, Probate and Trust Administration, Conservatorships, Special Need Trusts and Will and Trust Disputes. Vinny is a frequent lecturer to Attorneys, Professionals and the Public on these topics and devotes a great deal of time to serving the legal community. Vinny is former chair of the San Diego County Bar Association's Elder Law Section, a past fellow to the American Bar Association's Real Property Probate and Trust Section, a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Elder Law Answers, the Academy of Special Needs Planners. Do not hesitate to contact Vinny to see if he can assist your family with your concerns. Free Phone Consult 619-800-6820!

Firm Description

About Casiano Law Firm

Vinny Casiano helps seniors and their families to understand and deal with the many complicated situations that arise as one grows older. Vinny assists his clients by explaining the various options available to each of his clients depending on each client's own personal situation.

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PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE TODAY FOR A NO-FEE PHONE CONSULTATION TO SEE HOW WE CAN HELP YOUR FAMILY! 619-800-6820

Firm Practice Areas:

  • Medi-Cal Eligibility
  • Applications and Appeals
  • Minimization of Share of Cost
  • Increase of Assets allowed for the Spouse at Home
  • Nursing Home Admissions
  • Protection of the Home and other Assets
  • Avoidance of Medi-Cal Recovery Claims
    Estate Planning:
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Advance Health Care Directives
  • Exit Planning (Business Succession Planning)
  • Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Probate
  • Trust Administration
  • Conservatorships (contested and non-contested)
    Elder Law and Estate Litigation:
  • Financial Elder Abuse
  • Will and Trust Disputes
  • Divorce proceedings for Seniors

    Disclaimer: Any information provided herein is based on general legal principles and should not be relied upon to take any specific action without first consulting with an experienced Elder Law Attorney.

Hours

Day From To
Monday 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM 1:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM 12:00 PM

Cost

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Main Office

4420 Hotel Circle Court
Suite 355
San Diego, CA 92108

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Understand when and how a court appoints a guardian or conservator for an adult who becomes incapacitated, and how to avoid guardianship.

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Learn about grandparents’ visitation rights and how to avoid tax and public benefit issues when making gifts to grandchildren.

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