As an elder care lawyer, Greg Gilbert helps families navigate through and understand the legalities, policies and rights our aging citizens and their families may experience. Learn about Medical Assistance, Asset Transfers and new Nursing Home Criteria and other long-term care guidelines.
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- Elder Law Overview
- State Policy and Demographics;
- Applying for Medical Assistance for Nursing Home Care;
- Asset Transfers;
- Homestead Transfers;
- Payments for Assisted Living Facilities;
- Nursing Home Care Criteria;
- Paying Family Members for Care;
- Personal Services Contracts;
- Timely Payments for Care;
- Purchase of Other Services; and
- Hardship Waivers.
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Buying and Owning Properties
Landlord and Tenant Agreements
Foreclosure and Short Sale
Call us for your free initial consultation and read more about probate below:
What is probate?
Probate is the court-supervised distribution of assets by an individual. When a person owns property in their own name at the time of their death, it is likely that a probate will be required. Probates can be simple or complex depending on the type of property owned or the value of property. In cases where the only asset subject to probate is a house, just a simple probate is required.
What to expect:
An interested person starts a probate by proceeding by filing a petition with the court. The petition will contain information about the decedent, heirship and a summary of assets. Notice of the probate is given to all heirs and other persons interested in the decedent’s estate.
The first step in the process is for the court to set a hearing to determine whether there is a will, whether the will is valid and to appoint a personal representative to oversee the probate.
If no one objects to the probate at the first hearing, the court will issue a document called “letters” which authorizes the personal representative to act on behalf of the estate. A personal representative will then have the authority to sell a house or other assets, pay claims, and distribute estate property to beneficiaries. The court also requires that notice be given to creditors, so they can file claims against the estate for payment. A creditor typically has four months to file a claim against the estate.
In some cases, personal representatives must have court permission to sell property of the estate, and they must file a final account for court approval which lists all of the income and expenses relating to the estate. However, this is not necessary in most probates.
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Business Law and Entities
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Governmental Organizations and Municipal Law Attorney
As a municipal law attorney, Greg Gilbert has extensive experience representing municipalities and other governmental organizations. This representation has included work in economic development, housing land use and governmental operations.
In addition, Greg Gilbert served as a member of the Duluth City Council for 12 years. He retired at the end of 2009. He also served as a member of Duluth’s Economic Development Authority. Greg has also served as a director on many boards and commissions and non-profit organizations. This background gives Greg Gilbert a unique perspective in representing elected officials and government professionals.