Blog

Does the Last Will and Testament solely control my estate distribution?

Posted by deiglaw on  August 25, 2020

Comments Off on Does the Last Will and Testament solely control my estate distribution?
When I first become an attorney in 1988, the Last Will and Testament (“Will”) controlled most, if not all, of the distribution of a person’s probate assets upon their passing. Today, assets can be distributed at death in other non-probate ways. As to real estate, there are several ways non-probate transfers can occur. Many clients establish revocable living trusts and/or irrevocable trusts in which they deed real estate into these trusts that will transfer according

Guidance in a land of confusion

Posted by deiglaw on  July 25, 2020

Comments Off on Guidance in a land of confusion
Usually when we meet with clients regarding loved ones who need help now, or soon; they do not know what to do. By the time they come to us, they have heard different things, mostly inaccurately, from different people. People incorrectly say there is nothing you can do, other than sell everything and pay for nursing home. Many get confused regarding gifting and Medicare days; or thinking it is too late; or that they have

Pandemic, and the impact on elders

Posted by deiglaw on  June 26, 2020

Comments Off on Pandemic, and the impact on elders
As an elder law attorney, the pandemic has impacted my practice including my safeguards to meet with people, and our screening and thorough cleaning processes. The impact on my clientele has been devastating, both emotionally and physically; and it is a period of awakening and focus in all our lives. Statistics abound such as 800 people are dying daily in the United States with 80% of the deaths from Covid-19 for those over age 65:

Long-Term Care in the Age of COVID-19: The Aged & Disabled Waiver Program may be an attractive alternative to nursing home admission for you or your loved one

Posted by deiglaw on  May 25, 2020

Comments Off on Long-Term Care in the Age of COVID-19: The Aged & Disabled Waiver Program may be an attractive alternative to nursing home admission for you or your loved one
During recent months, I have met with many families who have expressed concerned about their own, or a loved one’s, declining health. Their concern is magnified, given the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes across the country. Nursing homes can certainly provide a level of care that is not always possible at home, and there are times when that is the best option for the safety of the loved one and his or her family;

Legal services are deemed “essential services”

Posted by deiglaw on  April 25, 2020

Comments Off on Legal services are deemed “essential services”
When the Governor issued a list of essential services that included legal services, my office was relieved. The number of people who need legal assistance has actually increased in many ways, especially in my area during this pandemic, elder law. Statistics show as much as 80% of deaths in China were over the age of 60. Many of my current/future clients are not directly infected with the virus but may have end-of-life cancer, or other
A Message from Glenn A. Deig, Attorney at Law, regarding coronavirus (Covid-19)Click Here