Eldercare Resources
The Eldercare Resource Articles above are written to help you understand the need for and the process of planning for long term care.
There are four key steps to successful long term care planning.
1. Knowledge & Preparation
2. Proper Funding
3. Using Long Term Care Professionals
4.Creating a Personal Care Plan and Choosing a Care Coordinator
  John D. Laughton, Esq. Law Offices of John D. Laughton
A Professional Law Corporation
John D. LaughtonWe are an elder law and estate planning law firm that helps our clients qualify for government benefits (including Medi-Cal and VA "Aid & Attendance") to ensure their estates are preserved for their families, instead of their nest egg being wiped out by high nursing home expenses.

We are based in Monterey, CA and serve residents of the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding areas, through the use of Living Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Irrevocable Trusts, to help families plan their estates, preserve their wealth for future generations, minimize estate taxes, and avoid the expense of probate.

We want you to feel comfortable discussing these important issue by providing a confidential initial meeting without cost or obligation to you.

Monterey Bay Harbor"Our Business is Your Trust"

Mr. Laughton is an elder law and estate planning attorney in his 33rd year of law practice. He was born and raised on the Monterey Peninsula. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. Mr. Laughton is a member of the California State Bar and the American Bar Association, Sections on Real Property, Estates and Trusts. He is also a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys (AAEPA) and The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA).

Mr. Laughton is a member of the Advisory Board of The Salvation Army Monterey Peninsula Corps. He has served on the Boy Scouts of America, Monterey Bay Area Council Board of Directors and is an Eagle Scout, He has served on the Chartwell School Board of Trustees, and on the All Saints' Episcopal Day School Board of Trustees. He served in the U.S. Army (Vietnam 1971-1972).

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John D. Laughton, Esq.
Law Offices of John D. Laughton,
A Professional Law Corporation

Phone: (831) 649-1122

215 W. Franklin St., Suite 411
Monterey, CA 93940

Email: john@estateplan-lawyers.com

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My husband and I hired John to help us qualify my mother for MediCal benefits. He was extremely knowledgeable, direct and detail oriented. He was also excellent in explaining what he was doing for my mother. We followed his directions to the letter and succeeded in our goal. Thank you John! - Christine A.

John did a superb job reviewing and updating our family trust and related documents. He clearly demonstrated a deep and detailed knowledge of estate planning. I am now comfortable that my family's estate plan is up to date, complete, and properly done. I recommend John highly as an estate planning lawyer. - Philip Daunt, Esq.

John is an expert in estate law and did an outstanding job setting up our trust. He is an excellent attorney and I highly recommend his services to anyone needing legal counsel. - Kate Daniel

John is a consummate professional whom I have relied on time and again over the years. He has helped me in a variety of business issues and particularly in business issues that have personal components (partner agreements, etc). He knows his way through the minefields and navigates the legal landscape with grace. I know that I can breath easy when John is watching my back. - Ralph Widmar

John is an outstanding attorney. Our family and business have trusted John and his staff for the opening our business, wills, trusts, real estate transactions, and the sale of our business. John has an extensive knowledge of the law and is an outstanding person. In all matters of the law you will not find better man than John. - Frank Van Ostrand,

John Laughton is an expert attorney in Estate Planning who continuously updates himself on his specialty. A consummate professional, John is personable, thorough and accessible. His follow-up is excellent! - Wendy LaRiviere