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Guidance in a land of confusion

Posted by deiglaw on  July 25, 2020

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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

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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

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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

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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

When it is time to review your plans

Posted by deiglaw on  March 26, 2020

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When you reach eighteen (18) years of age in Indiana, you can legally contract and execute asset protection and estate planning such as a Last Will and Testament, a Trust, Healthcare Representative, Durable Power of Attorney, Living Will, gifting, and to designate beneficiaries on accounts, life insurance, and retirement plans.  Most clients I see are couples with minor children, middle aged clients, or the elderly. Usually there is a “trigger” that prompts them to accelerate
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