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All About Estates

All About Estates

Covers estates, trusts, tax, litigation, guardianship and elder care.

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jun 27

    Voluntary disclosures – changes are coming!

    Voluntary disclosures – changes are coming!
    Last week I met a couple who came in to see me for help with missed tax filings.  They were both aware of the potential for tax penalties and related interest on overdue tax and contemplated “leaving sleeping dogs lie”. …
  • Jun 25

    Appointing a Continuing Power of Attorney for Property to Family vs. Statutory Guardianship; which is truly better?

    Appointing a Continuing Power of Attorney for Property to Family vs. Statutory Guardianship; which is truly better?
    Most seniors appoint a continuing power of attorney for property (CPOAP) for the sole purpose of not wanting the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (PG&T) to assume statutory guardianship of property under the Substitute Decisions…
  • Jun 23

    Ontario’s Non-Resident Speculation Tax

    Ontario’s Non-Resident Speculation Tax
    Recently the Government of Ontario followed the heels of the British Columbia Government by introducing a “non-resident speculation tax” (“NRST”). The NRST will apply to the purchase or acquisition of an interest in…
Rank this Week: 73

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 27

    Smart Traveler: 5 Legal Missteps To Avoid While Abroad

    Smart Traveler: 5 Legal Missteps To Avoid While Abroad
    Local laws can vary substantially from town to town, and you may be surprised to learn that simply crossing into a suburb or into a different county can dramatically affect what you can lawfully do. The laws can vary even … Continue…
  • Jun 26

    How to Divide Your Estate and Keep Everyone Happy

    How to Divide Your Estate and Keep Everyone Happy
    Estate planning can be extremely complicated. You must consider the value of your property, the cost of final expenses, any business ties, and much more. There are also the obvious emotional factors. The people closest to you will have…
  • Jun 23

    Dementia Care From Multiple Health Systems May Pose Drug Safety Risk

    Dementia Care From Multiple Health Systems May Pose Drug Safety Risk
    Reuters reports that, according to a study of US veterans in the Annals of Internal Medicine, “dementia patients who get prescriptions from multiple health systems may face a higher risk of drug mix-ups or unsafe…
Rank this Week: 100

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Covers Illinois nursing homes and information for nursing home residents, family members, ombudsmen, resident advocates, elder law attorneys and nursing home staff. By Levin & Perconti.

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • Jun 26

    You Are on the Verge of Losing Major Legal Rights – PLEASE ACT NOW

    You Are on the Verge of Losing Major Legal Rights – PLEASE ACT NOW
    After a couple of false starts, H.R. 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act is going to the House floor this week.  This massive medical malpractice bill also applies to nursing home and drug and device cases.  The bill caps…
  • Jun 26

    Nursing Home Employees Using Social Media to Share Cruel Resident Videos and Photo

    Nursing Home Employees Using Social Media to Share Cruel Resident Videos and Photo
    The Des Moines Register recently co-published a report with ProPublica, a public interest group, about the uptick in reports of nursing home employees using social media as a way to share demeaning photos and videos of residents. After…
  • Jun 22

    Private Equity Firm Gives up ManorCare Nursing Homes After 10 Years of Ownership

    Private Equity Firm Gives up ManorCare Nursing Homes After 10 Years of Ownership
    It looks like trouble for HCR ManorCare. The nursing home giant, the country’s second largest chain, was recently abandoned by the private equity firm that has owned the company for the last 10 years. The firm, Washington,…
Rank this Week: 101

Nursing Home Law Center

Nursing Home Law Center

Covers common problems encountered by residents and their families at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers.

https://www.nursinghomelawcenter.org/
  • Apr 7

    South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Settlement

    South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Settlement
    SOUTH CAROLINA NURSING HOME SETTLEMENTS One of the main focuses of the Nursing Home Law Center is the protection of nursing home residents and getting them the highest nursing home verdict that we can. We exert considerable time and energy on…
  • Apr 7

    South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Settlement

    South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Settlement
    SOUTH CAROLINA NURSING HOME SETTLEMENTS One of the main focuses of the Nursing Home Law Center is the protection of nursing home residents and getting them the highest nursing home verdict that we can. We exert considerable time and energy on…
  • Feb 13

    Minimal Fines Little Incentive for Facilities to Improve Patient Care

    Minimal Fines Little Incentive for Facilities to Improve Patient Care
    It is a reasonable assumption for many people that nursing homes caught in the act of neglecting patient needs, disregarding safety standards and limiting their staff to levels deemed inadequate that fines and sanctions would be a deterrent…
Rank this Week: 162

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Jun 26

    If Medicaid is Cut, is the Result a Crisis for Some SNF Residents?

    If Medicaid is Cut, is the Result a Crisis for Some SNF Residents?
    This week is a big one for the Senate as they consider the Republican version of a health care bill to "repeal" the Affordable Care Act. Now I confess that I've only skimmed portions of it, and I suspect that...
  • Jun 26

    Age with Dignity Video

    Age with Dignity Video
    Last year, Justice in Aging produced a video, See Me Age in Dignity, in celebration of Pride Month. Justice in Aging recently sent out a reminder about thee video: LGBTQ older adults face unique challenges as they age—caused by a...
  • Jun 23

    Coming of Age in Aging America: Coming Soon to a Channel Near You

    Coming of Age in Aging America: Coming Soon to a Channel Near You
    Are you aware of the Coming of Age in Aging America Project, a "one hour documentary distributed by American Public Television [that] asks … 'What will it mean for us all to grow up, live and age in a society...
Rank this Week: 217

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

Follows the issues related to Medicare Set Asides and MMSEA compliance. By MEDVAL, LLC.

http://www.medval.com/blog/
  • Jun 21

    THE UR/IMR PROCESS: STILL GOOD ON ITS FACE.

    THE UR/IMR PROCESS: STILL GOOD ON ITS FACE.
    The California Supreme Court has determined that it will not review a case involving an injured worker who asserted that the Independent Medical Review (IMR) process was unconstitutional.  This is good news for California payers,…
  • Jun 9

    FDA Requests Endo Pharmaceuticals Withdraw Opana ER From the Market

    FDA Requests Endo Pharmaceuticals Withdraw Opana ER From the Market
    On June 8, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that Endo Pharmaceuticals withdraw Opana ER from the market, citing concerns of ongoing misuse and abuse of the drug. As you will recall from our prior blog post, in March…
  • Jun 5

    Countdown to October – Are You Ready for LMSAs and NFMSAs?   

    Countdown to October – Are You Ready for LMSAs and NFMSAs?   
    We are currently four months away from CMS implementing their new workflows for Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs), which outline how they will handle bills when there is a Liability Insurance Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement (LMSA) or…
Rank this Week: 280

J.M. Reinan, P.C. Blog

J.M. Reinan, P.C. Blog

Discusses nursing home neglect & abuse, medical malpractice, consumer protection and civil rights.

http://reinanlaw.com/category/blog/
  • Feb 2

    Jerome Reinan and Jordana Griff Gingrass Honored as Lawyers of Distinction

    Jerome Reinan and Jordana Griff Gingrass Honored as Lawyers of Distinction
    Law Offices of J.M. Reinan, P.C.’s attorneys Jerome Reinan and Jordana Griff Gingrass are honored to have been named Lawyers of Distinction. The Honors of Distinction award recognizes attorneys who have demonstrated a high degree...
  • Aug 23

    COURT OF APPEALS AFFIRMS DISMISSAL OF DEFAMATION SUIT

    COURT OF APPEALS AFFIRMS DISMISSAL OF DEFAMATION SUIT
    The Colorado Court of Appeals recently issued an order affirming the District Court’s dismissal of a suit brought by Tamea Sisco and Aminokit against the Law Offices of J.M. Reinan and Jerome Reinan. The suit...
  • Jun 27

    J Reinan and Crew Finish 2016 Great Race, Receive ‘Best Race Car’ Award

    J Reinan and Crew Finish 2016 Great Race, Receive ‘Best Race Car’ Award
    Participants crossed the finish line of the 2016 Great Race in Moline, IL, including our very own J Reinan. Not only did they have a blast this year, J’s team and ride – a 1918...
Rank this Week: 234

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Jun 26

    Yeah, I Can Do That!

    Yeah, I Can Do That!
    Are you a “Yes!” man or woman? Are you the person who takes on as many projects and social events as your schedule will allow? Do you thrive on keeping a busy, productive schedule? I would bet many of you reading this fit that…
  • Jun 23

    Are Your Marketing Pieces Printing with Blurry Images?

    Are Your Marketing Pieces Printing with Blurry Images?
    Ever wondered why the images you so painstakingly downloaded from the web for your newsletter end up printing so fuzzy when they were so sharp onscreen? It’s a matter of resolution. Not one of those resolutions you vow to follow each…
  • Jun 21

    Missed Your Deadline to Elect Portability? Treasury to the Rescue!

    Missed Your Deadline to Elect Portability? Treasury to the Rescue!
    Portability of a deceased spouse’s unused exclusion amount has been part of the Internal Revenue Code since 2010. It could not be relied upon (due to the sunset provision in the law) until the American Taxpayer Relief Act made it…
Rank this Week: 476

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers national and New York based elder neglect and nursing home abuse news. Published By Gallivan & Gallivan.

http://www.newyorknursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Rehabilitation Worker, Jacky Stanly, Convicted of 33 Counts of Sex Abuse

    Rehabilitation Worker, Jacky Stanly, Convicted of 33 Counts of Sex Abuse
    Jacky Stanley, a former rehabilitation worker at Northeast Center for Special Care in Lake Katrine, New York was convicted of sexually abusing six male residents at the facility – each of whom were in the facility after suffering…
  • Jun 20

    Caregiver Arrested for Tying Up Developmentally Disabled Resident

    Caregiver Arrested for Tying Up Developmentally Disabled Resident
    Andrew Hatcher, 28, of Brooklyn, New York, has been charged with endangering the welfare of two developmentally disabled residents under his care at Centerreach Intermediate Care Facility. Hatcher has been charged with two counts of…
  • Jun 18

    New York Nursing Homes: Know Your Right

    New York Nursing Homes: Know Your Right
     New York Nursing Homes Cannot Tell Patients They Only Provide “Short-Term” Service According to the New York Department of Health, a growing number of New York nursing homes are illegally telling potential patients that…
Rank this Week: 394

Musings of a Massachusetts Estate…

Musings of a Massachusetts Estate Lawyer

Focuses on estate planning, probate and corporation law in Massachusetts. By David E. Peterson.

http://blog.deplawfirm.com/
  • Jun 1

    Recent Court Decision Highlights Dangers in Medicaid Planning in Massachusett

    Recent Court Decision Highlights Dangers in Medicaid Planning in Massachusett
    On May 30 the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court published their decision on Daley v. Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. The case focused on two common estate planning techniques that elders can use to protect…
  • Apr 28

    The Dusty Binder: When Good Estate Plans Go Bad

    The Dusty Binder: When Good Estate Plans Go Bad
    Jim and Sally did everything right… or so they thought. They grew up in strong, middle class families, did well in school, and had many friends. Jim had a successful career with a local company, while Sally raised four responsible,…
  • Jan 20

    Four Reasons to Own Life Insurance

    Four Reasons to Own Life Insurance
      Let’s face it: most people are averse to life insurance. For permanent policies, the premiums are high, and the payouts typically don’t happen until you die. Couple that with the fact that many life insurance agents are…
Rank this Week: 320

Elder Law Office of David Wingate,…

Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLC

Covers elder law, assisted living facilities, estate planning, and nursing homes.

http://blog.davidwingate.com/
  • Mar 8

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)
    Related proposals pertaining to qualified plans and individual retirement accounts. In addition, the Green Book includes the following proposals that pertain to qualified plans and IRAs: A limit on the total accrual of retirement benefits by…
  • Mar 7

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)
    Sales, exchanges and “comparable transactions” with grantor trusts. The Obama Administration would attempt to address the disconnect between the income tax rules and the estate tax rules that apply to intentionally defective grantor…
  • Mar 7

    Social Security Ups Disability Safeguard

    Social Security Ups Disability Safeguard
    The Social Security Administration is expanding a program nationally to help bar criminals from controlling benefits on behalf of individuals with disabilities and the elderly. The program originally launched as a pilot in the…
Rank this Week: 499

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Discusses the complications, pitfalls, and the overall state of affairs of trusts and estates in Canada. By Megan F. Connolly.

http://www.torontoestatemonitor.com/
  • Mar 7

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse
    The recent decision of the Superior Court of Justice in the Murphy Estate considers what happens when parties to a proceeding settle a matter on the basis of faulty facts and one of the parties suffers from “buyer’s remorse”. 
  • Mar 5

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt
    One of an estate trustee’s duties is to pay the debts that a deceased individual owed when he or she died.  As I have previously discussed, the estate trustee is generally not personally liable for the deceased’s debts – they are paid…
  • Feb 29

    Expecting An Inheritance? You Might Not Be Getting One

    Expecting An Inheritance? You Might Not Be Getting One
    Investor’s Group, a financial services company in Canada, recently released the results of a survey regarding people’s expectations when it comes to receiving an inheritance or leaving one to others. 
Rank this Week: 422

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/blog
  • Jun 26

    Updating Your Plan After a Divorce Video

    Updating Your Plan After a Divorce Video
    Updating your plan after a divorce may be one of the most important things you can do. But, don’t update your plan after a divorce if you want your ex-spouse to get some of your stuff. Hi, I’m Gary DeWitt, Estate Planning Attorney…
  • Jun 22

    Understanding Special Needs Trusts Video

    Understanding Special Needs Trusts Video
    Special needs trusts help protect special people. Hi, I’m Gary DeWitt, Estate Planning Attorney in Northwest Arkansas.   Understanding Special Needs Trusts: Major Types Special needs trusts come in many different types that fulfill…
  • Jun 20

    What is a Trust Fund? Video

    What is a Trust Fund? Video
    What is a Trust Fund?  First, you need to have a working definition of a Trust, the we can answer the question.  In short, a trust fund is the pool of assets managed by a trust agreement.   Hi, I’m Gary DeWitt, Estate…
Rank this Week: 830

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covering estate planning, elder law, special needs planning, and veteran's benefits in Virginia. By Hook Law Center.

http://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Refuse Care At Your Own Risk

    Refuse Care At Your Own Risk
    A recent study shows that as many as 28% of all seniors refuse care after a hospitalization for an acute injury or illness. The study revealed that those refusing care were more likely to be younger, to have been admitted to the hospital from…
  • Jun 16

    Use this Tool to Prevent Financial Exploitation and Identity Theft

    Use this Tool to Prevent Financial Exploitation and Identity Theft
    A hot topic of late among elder law attorneys and certainly in our office is financial exploitation. Between data breaches in the insurance and other industries, phone scams, phishing e-mails, malware on computers, and occasional…
  • Jun 9

    Breach of Fiduciary Duties under a Power of Attorney

    Breach of Fiduciary Duties under a Power of Attorney
    Many agents may be unaware of their duties and limitations under a power of attorney. This is causing an increased amount of family disputes related to mismanagement of the principal’s funds, and a claim for breach of fiduciary duties.…
Rank this Week: 503

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Jun 26

    Tips for Landlords of Student or Employer Rental

    Tips for Landlords of Student or Employer Rental
    If you represent landlords who rent units to one person but allow someone else to occupy the unit—like a parent renting for a child or an employer renting for an employee—here’s some advice to pass on to your clients.…
  • Jun 23

    Trial Tip: Project Cheer, Control, and Confidence

    Trial Tip: Project Cheer, Control, and Confidence
    Although trial attorneys should develop a trial style that fits their own personality, there are three things that every trial attorney should strive for. Good cheer. The judge and jury will appreciate it a trial attorney with generally good…
  • Jun 21

    Using the “Black Box” in a Car Accident Case

    Using the “Black Box” in a Car Accident Case
    One of the key parts of liability testimony in a car accident case is the chronology of the accident: the parties’ conduct before the impact, the impact, and conditions after impact. The parties are most likely to dispute the first…
Rank this Week: 700

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin, P.C. Blog

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Jun 26

    Can I Name an Attorney as My Executor?

    Can I Name an Attorney as My Executor?
    New York Estate Planning Attorney Helping Families Appoint Executors Choosing an executor for your estate is a big task that should not be done in haste. After all, you are naming a party who is responsible for managing assets and debts, and…
  • Jun 19

    What to do When a Beneficiary is Serving a Prison Sentence

    What to do When a Beneficiary is Serving a Prison Sentence
    Experienced Estate Planning Attorney Serving Families and Beneficiaries in Upstate New York A beneficiary of an estate could find him or herself serving time in jail or prison. What is an executor to do when a beneficiary is otherwise…
  • Jun 15

    Estate Planning While Unemployed

    Estate Planning While Unemployed
    Experienced Attorney Helping the Unemployed with Estate Planning in Upstate New York Technically, a person can create an estate plan at any time in his or her life, including while unemployed. Naturally, you want an estate plan that addresses…
Rank this Week: 1059

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Covers disability and social security, elder law, and VA benefits.

https://blog.finkrosnerershow-levenberg.com
  • Jun 23

    More formality may be better with intergenerational household

    More formality may be better with intergenerational household
    As elder law attorneys, our clients have presented us with many difficult situations involving adult children or grandchildren who live in their houses. Sometimes a child has run into some hard times and sees the parent’s home as an…
  • Jun 20

    There’s no “income cap” anymore for Medicaid long term benefit

    There’s no “income cap” anymore for Medicaid long term benefit
    When I first started filing Medicaid applications for my clients back in 1995, a person who needed long-term care services in the home or assisted living but had run out of money could not even apply for Medicaid if their … Continue…
  • Jun 16

    Feeding the Patient is Part of the Plan of Care

    Feeding the Patient is Part of the Plan of Care
    What can you do if your loved one can’t feed himself but the nursing home staff just keep leaving the tray on his table? The Nursing Home Reform Act Residents’ Rights 42 CFR Ä 483 requires that provision of adequate ……
Rank this Week: 634

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • May 25

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction
    The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States is growing rapidly. So, too, are the number of myths surrounding the disease and other forms of dementia. Let’s begin by looking at what we do know about…
  • May 22

    Fair and Equal Estate Planning

    Fair and Equal Estate Planning
    Is Equal Fair with Estate Planning? Most of our clients want to treat their children fairly and equally.  Splitting assets equally among the children may be easy, but is it fair? When dividing assets, it is often important to determine…
  • May 19

    Online wills may cause trouble and additional cost

    Online wills may cause trouble and additional cost
    There have been many reports of unintended consequences related to the use of online wills over the past few years.  In fact, I have written about many of these issues on this blog. It is important for individuals to understand that…
Rank this Week: 813

Massachusetts Estate Planning,…

Massachusetts Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law

Features a blend of common sense info for clients and family caregivers and in-depth probate, tax and Medicaid analysis for lawyers & CPAs. By Brian E. Barreira.

http://elderlaw.info/
Rank this Week: 559

The Connecticut Elder Law Blog

The Connecticut Elder Law Blog

News, stories, thoughts and insight on elder law in Connecticut. By Michael J. Keenan.

http://ctelderlawblog.typepad.com/the_connecticut_elder_law/
  • Mar 17

    What You CAN'T Accomplish with a Revocable Living Trust

    What You CAN'T Accomplish with a Revocable Living Trust
    Revocable living trusts are often a very useful tool when it comes to estate planning, and most of my clients opt to set one up. This is particularly true if minimizing probate involvement upon your death is a major planning...
  • Mar 14

    The Latest on ABLE Account

    The Latest on ABLE Account
    Here are the important aspects of an "ABLE" account, which is an important new tool in the world of special needs planning: Available to any disabled individual who was diagnosed with their condition prior to age 26. Tax-free growth. The...
  • Mar 9

    Nationally Broadcast Webinar on "Gifting the House", June 29th

    Nationally Broadcast Webinar on "Gifting the House", June 29th
    Happy to announce that I will be participating in a nationally-broadcast webinar on Thursday, June 29th from 1:00pm ET to 2:30pm ET. I will be joined by two Kentucky elder law attorneys, Kelly Gannot, Esq. and Misty Clark VanTrease. Esq....
Rank this Week: 864

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Dec 15

    Divorce Can Be Devastating for Older Women

    Divorce Can Be Devastating for Older Women
    Although the divorce rates in the United States are levelling off, divorce among baby boomers is on the rise. According to the Bowling Green National Center for Family and Marriage Research, baby boomer divorces more than doubled between 1990…
  • Dec 8

    Second or Third Marriages Call for Unique Planning

    Second or Third Marriages Call for Unique Planning
    Preparing for a second marriage comes with its own set of complications which makes it all the more important to plan ahead and ensure that your documents are truly protecting you and those that you love.   Data from the PEW Research…
  • Dec 1

    New Data Shows that the United States Divorce Rate is the Lowest It’s Been in 35 Year

    New Data Shows that the United States Divorce Rate is the Lowest It’s Been in 35 Year
    The National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University explores U.S. census data to determine how many people are getting married or divorced based on key demographics. The year 2015 data shows that there were…
Rank this Week: 664

North Carolina Trusts and Estates…

North Carolina Trusts and Estates Litigation

A discussion of trusts and estates litigation in North Carolina. By Evan Lohr.

https://ncestatelitigation.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 5

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)
    Estate litigation poses significant challenges to parties and practitioners, not the least of which is that the person whose wishes should dictate the distribution of the property at issue in a dispute is dead. In many cases, parties seek to…
  • Aug 5

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)
    Estate litigation poses significant challenges to parties and practitioners, not the least of which is that the person whose wishes should dictate the distribution of the property at issue in a dispute is already dead. In many cases, parties…
  • Jun 9

    The Powers and Duties of a Guardian of an Incompetent Adult in North Carolina

    The Powers and Duties of a Guardian of an Incompetent Adult in North Carolina
    The Responsibilities of a Legal Guardian in North Carolina Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 897

Fiduciary Folio

Fiduciary Folio

Covers fiduciary (wills, estates, entity representations) law, particularly as applied in the State of Georgia. By Tanner Pittman.

http://www.tannerpittmanlaw.com/blog-fiduciary-folio.html
  • Feb 19

    Avvo Q&A: "Can dad put me on the deed?"

    Avvo Q&A: "Can dad put me on the deed?"
    I will begin syndicating the responses I give to certain estate and probate questions posted on the advice website Avvo. We begin with a question regarding estate planning. I'll place the question here and then my answer after the "read…
  • Feb 17

    A "power of appointment" - what is that?

    A "power of appointment" - what is that?
    The Georgia Supreme Court recently handed down the case of Smith v. Ashford (full text below the break), in which it dealt with a testator's use of a "power of appointment."What is a power of appointment? In estate-planning parlance, a…
  • Jul 6

    Myers v. Myers: Executor may not run estate as his personal busine

    Myers v. Myers: Executor may not run estate as his personal busine
    The Georgia Supreme Court handed down the probate case of Myers, Executor v. Myers, today. In some ways, the case is an unremarkable example of an executor using an estate as a cash cow for his personal expenditures and, among other…
Rank this Week: 1034

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Jan 24

    Sacramento Nursing Home Costs Are Among the Highest in the Country

    Sacramento Nursing Home Costs Are Among the Highest in the Country
    Our firm practices law in Sacramento, California, and we also have an office in Roseville. Anyone who lives in our area knows that there are countless advantages, and it is truly a great place to live. We have everything that big cities have…
  • Jan 21

    A Probate Attorney Can Help With Estate Administration

    A Probate Attorney Can Help With Estate Administration
    You should be aware of the multifaceted nature of a properly constructed estate plan.  It is wise to take a 360 degree approach so that you can leave behind a workable situation for your loved ones after you are gone. A last will is a…
  • Jan 21

    Free Report: Is Incapacity Planning in Northern California Really Important

    Free Report: Is Incapacity Planning in Northern California Really Important
    When you are going through life as a relatively healthy adult, the prospect of incapacity can seem alien to you. Of course we all recognize the fact that elders sometimes become unable to handle all their own affairs, but it can seem like…
Rank this Week: 706

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Jan 6

    What Is Nursing Home Asset Protection?

    What Is Nursing Home Asset Protection?
    If you are planning ahead for your retirement years and the twilight years that will follow, you should certainly consider the matter of nursing home asset protection. Nursing homes are extremely expensive around the country, but here in…
  • Jan 6

    What Is Nursing Home Asset Protection?

    What Is Nursing Home Asset Protection?
    If you are planning ahead for your retirement years and the twilight years that will follow, you should certainly consider the matter of nursing home asset protection. Nursing homes are extremely expensive around the country, but here in…
  • Jan 4

    How Can You Minimize Your Estate Tax Exposure?

    How Can You Minimize Your Estate Tax Exposure?
    People in most areas of the country have just one estate tax to concern themselves with. The federal estate tax is applicable everywhere, but the good news is that there is a relatively large estate tax exclusion. The credit or exclusion is…
Rank this Week: 694

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

Covers Washington elder law, estate planning, and long term care.

http://www.byrdgarrett.com/blog/
  • Nov 18

    New Budget Act changes law on Social Security

    New Budget Act changes law on Social Security
    The 2016 Budget Act has 2 significant changes for those who are entering their retirement years need to know about.  Click Here to see an article that discusses these changes; adjustments for Medicare Part B and…
  • Oct 13

    What Boomers Need to Address in Their Estate Plan

    What Boomers Need to Address in Their Estate Plan
    As the number of baby boomers who reach the age of 65 increases by 10,000 every day, the need for members of this generation to address estate planning issues continues to grow. Like all adults, every baby boomer should have a comprehensive…
  • Oct 12

    Estate Planning When You Have a New Family

    Estate Planning When You Have a New Family
    Whether you are expecting your first child, welcoming an adopted child into the family, or are entering into a blended family situation, developing an estate plan when you have a new family in Washington is important step to take if you want…
Rank this Week: 944

New York Guardian Law

New York Guardian Law

Covers the guardianship process and life as a guardian. By the Law Office of Daniel A. Jimenez P.C.

http://nyguardian.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 9

    Estate Planning Essentials for New Parents (or Responsibility in Six Not So Difficult Steps)

    Estate Planning Essentials for New Parents (or Responsibility in Six Not So Difficult Steps)
    I have had the opportunity to meet with many new parents to discuss what steps they need to take in order to make sure their loved ones are provided for should the unexpected occur.  The trust that these individuals have placed in my…
  • Dec 3

    Calls for increased monitoring of Article 81 guardian

    Calls for increased monitoring of Article 81 guardian
    Today the New York Law Journal has an article relating to a clinic run by the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and the recommendations it has put forward regarding monitoring and standardization of Article 81 guardianship practice. I am…
  • Sep 19

    Who inherits the intangible iTunes library? or my World of Warcraft avatar?

    Who inherits the intangible iTunes library? or my World of Warcraft avatar?
    A friend of mine just pointed out a very interesting article on Marketwatch, who inherits your itunes library, which deals with the new reality of music and book ownership. 
Rank this Week: 619

John Foy & Associates

John Foy & Associates

Stay up-to-date with Georgia law, news and current events.

https://www.johnfoy.com/blog/
  • Jun 27

    Mustang Driver Flips Pickup Truck in Fatal Marietta Crash

    Mustang Driver Flips Pickup Truck in Fatal Marietta Crash
    One thing we can certainly say about the new Braves stadium is that it doesn’t help traffic in Cobb County. But some of the people taking alternate routes are driving... Read more » The post Mustang Driver Flips Pickup Truck in…
  • Jun 26

    Teen Dies in Driver Fatigue Crash in Cherokee County

    Teen Dies in Driver Fatigue Crash in Cherokee County
    There are three things that are dangerous to all drivers on the road. DUI, distracted driving, and driver fatigue. All three of these keep a driver from paying attention to... Read more » The post Teen Dies in Driver Fatigue Crash in…
  • Jun 23

    Another Multi-Car Crash in Atlanta

    Another Multi-Car Crash in Atlanta
    We seem to be continuing the theme of multi-car crashes in Atlanta. Fortunately, this one doesn’t seem to be as bad as the others that we’ve talked about. 11 Alive... Read more » The post Another Multi-Car Crash in Atlanta…
Rank this Week: 1797

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury. By Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1828

Simmons & Schiavo, LLP Blog

Simmons & Schiavo, LLP Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://blog.sslawoffices.com
  • Jun 27

    Retiring in Your Home

    Retiring in Your Home
    Most people would prefer to stay where they currently live when they retire. That means that they need to do some planning. Generally speaking, the longer elderly people can remain in their homes, the better off they will be. It is good for…
  • Jun 26

    Alan Thicke Estate Battle

    Alan Thicke Estate Battle
    Alan Thicke's sons are fighting with their stepmother over their father's estate. Two of deceased actor Alan Thicke's sons have entered the probate case to settle their father's estate with a unique claim. They have filed a claim suggesting…
  • Jun 23

    Take a Walk

    Take a Walk
    Elderly people in the early stages of dementia would be well advised to take walks. Alzheimer's disease receives a lot of attention. However, that attention often comes at the cost of other forms of dementia. While treatments and cures for…
Rank this Week: 2092

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

Covers recent cases, helpful tips, and research with personal injury, workers compensation, accident injuries, nursing home neglect and abuse, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.

http://www.malmanlaw.com/malman-law-injury-blog
  • Jun 27

    The Secret of Successful Workers’ Compensation Claim

    The Secret of Successful Workers’ Compensation Claim
    Worker’s Compensation Attorney Helping Chicago’s Injured Successfully File Claims Employers rely on their insurance carrier to guide them through the workers’ compensation claim process, but what do you have? A claims…
  • Jun 26

    Exploring the Common Errors of Urgent Care Facilitie

    Exploring the Common Errors of Urgent Care Facilitie
    Urgent Care Facility Malpractice Attorneys Serving Victims in Chicago When you are sick or injured, you have a few options for medical care: your family physician, emergency room, or an urgent care center. Urgent care centers and clinics are…
  • Jun 19

    What Are Eye Doctor Injuries and Do They Qualify for Malpractice?

    What Are Eye Doctor Injuries and Do They Qualify for Malpractice?
    Chicago Eye Doctor Malpractice Attorneys No one can argue about the value of the eye. The human eye is a remarkable tool designed by nature, but is also a vital one. Humans rely on their eyes to see, function, and experience life. That is why…
Rank this Week: 2790

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Thinking about organ donation? Watch this video to see what a difference you can make.

    Thinking about organ donation? Watch this video to see what a difference you can make.
    Whenever I make Advance Healthcare Directives with my clients, I talk to them about whether they want to be organ donors. Most do, telling me that they would like to help someone else, given the chance, so I include that in their documents.…
  • Jun 25

    Can a 30-day survivorship clause be challenged if it lets property go outside of the family?

    Can a 30-day survivorship clause be challenged if it lets property go outside of the family?
    Sometimes a person who leaves behind a valid will has talked about his or her wishes to family members. Unfortunately, that conversation can lead to problems, especially if you talk about your estate in a way that seems contradictory to…
  • Jun 22

    The Law Show: changing and removing executors - now online for listening

    The Law Show: changing and removing executors - now online for listening
    The latest episode (June 22, 2017) of The Law Show is now available online for you to listen. This week we talked about changing your executor when you change your mind.  We also talked quite a bit about how someone other than you - such as…
Rank this Week: 4724

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Refuse Care At Your Own Risk

    Refuse Care At Your Own Risk
    A recent study shows that as many as 28% of all seniors refuse care after a hospitalization for an acute injury or illness. The study revealed that those refusing care were more likely to be younger, to have been admitted to the hospital from…
  • Jun 16

    Use this Tool to Prevent Financial Exploitation and Identity Theft

    Use this Tool to Prevent Financial Exploitation and Identity Theft
    A hot topic of late among elder law attorneys and certainly in our office is financial exploitation. Between data breaches in the insurance and other industries, phone scams, phishing e-mails, malware on computers, and occasional…
  • Jun 9

    Breach of Fiduciary Duties under a Power of Attorney

    Breach of Fiduciary Duties under a Power of Attorney
    Many agents may be unaware of their duties and limitations under a power of attorney. This is causing an increased amount of family disputes related to mismanagement of the principal’s funds, and a claim for breach of fiduciary duties.…
Rank this Week: 2049

Potter Law Firm Blog

Potter Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.potterestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Recognizing the Benefits of a Durable Power of Attorney

    Recognizing the Benefits of a Durable Power of Attorney
    Many individuals will create a living trust to ensure that an individual they trust has the ability to manage their finances if they are unable.  If an individual does not have a living trust as part of his estate plan, or even if he…
  • Jun 22

    Video – Charlotte Estate Planning Attorney Discusses a General Power of Attorney

    Video – Charlotte Estate Planning Attorney Discusses a General Power of Attorney
    Hello, my name is John Potter.  I’m an estate planning and elder law attorney in Charlotte, NC.  Today we’re going to talk about different types of property powers of attorney.  For a variety of reasons, we have…
  • Jun 21

    What are the Primary Purposes of an Estate Plan?

    What are the Primary Purposes of an Estate Plan?
    The broad purpose of an estate plan is to prepare you and your family for two events: possible incapacity and inevitable death. There are several options for estate planning.  Which estate planning elements you choose will be based on…
Rank this Week: 2370

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    How to Make a Science Fair Research Report

    How to Make a Science Fair Research Report
    Ads on such websites aren’t very expensive and they are able to acquire valuable testimonies. Considering there are so many internet sites, occasionally it really is hard to tell which can be the greatest web site to join. It’s…
  • Jun 23

    Top How to Clean Your Mac Secret

    Top How to Clean Your Mac Secret
    The Do’s and Don’ts of How to Clean Your Mac Remember to have a means mac os x cleaner to perform registry clean up. Registry errors can readily be repaired using an excellent registry cleaning computer software. Should you really…
  • Jun 23

    How to Capture Individuals Cheating

    How to Capture Individuals Cheating
    Lesson programs should be reasonable for each student. Don’t enable the coach tag assignments within the training. college research paper services A 20-30 minute Guided Reading session should get ready for every single amount. 1 cause…
Rank this Week: 2312

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Jun 25

    Assisting Living Medicaid is Still Not Retroactive (Part 1)

    Assisting Living Medicaid is Still Not Retroactive (Part 1)
                    There are some very important differences in the Medicaid regulations and coverage for nursing home vs. ALF Medicaid.  ALF Medicaid is a community…
  • Jun 18

    Sobering Story About Lack of POA

    Sobering Story About Lack of POA
           June is a month for celebrations.  Whether it’s friends or family it seems there is always a prom, high school or college graduation or wedding to celebrate every year.  It’s the good…
  • Jun 11

    Anatomy of a Scam

    Anatomy of a Scam
                    As far as scams go, it is not one that will cause anyone to lose their life savings.  Maybe calling it a scam is not entirely accurate.  At…
Rank this Week: 2808

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

Employment law blog about workplace abuse, bullying and discrimination. By Patricia Barnes.

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Jun 24

    Older Workers Barred from Applying for Tens of Thousands of Federal Job

    Older Workers Barred from Applying for Tens of Thousands of Federal Job
    Tens of thousands of U.S. jobs were reserved for  younger workers from 2012 to 2014 under the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Pathways Program, which permits federal agencies to limit hiring to recent college graduates. In…
  • Jun 20

    Study Finds Job Call-Back Rates Begin Steep Decline in 40’

    Study Finds Job Call-Back Rates Begin Steep Decline in 40’
    The callback rate for job applicants begins to fall significantly around the age of 40-45 and is close to zero by the age of 70. This was the “striking” finding of a recent Swedish study in which more than 6,000 fictitious resumes…
  • Jun 12

    Cosby Trial & the Madonna Whore Complex

    Cosby Trial & the Madonna Whore Complex
    According to the news report, all eyes were on Bill Cosby’s wife,  Camille Cosby, as she entered the courtroom and found her seat while the judge was speaking. “By allowing Cosby’s wife to enter the courtroom in the…
Rank this Week: 2618

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Why do I need an Elder Law Attorney when applying for Medicaid benefits?

    Why do I need an Elder Law Attorney when applying for Medicaid benefits?
    Many people ask, “Why do I need an Elder Law attorney to help me apply for Medicaid benefits for a loved one entering a nursing home?” The simple answer: because Elder Law attorneys focus on this specific area of the law. They…
  • Jun 16

    Selling the home when a spouse received Medicaid

    Selling the home when a spouse received Medicaid
    Ohio’s laws on Medicaid estate recovery are among the most aggressive in the country. Following the death of a Medicaid beneficiary, the state must seek reimbursement for the cost of benefits paid on behalf of a beneficiary during…
  • Mar 17

    Should I Get Married in my Golden Years?

    Should I Get Married in my Golden Years?
    Typically, significant life events are driving factors for individuals to evaluate or re-evaluate their estate plans. Whether these events include getting married, having children and grandchildren, retiring or needing long-term care, lives…
Rank this Week: 1925

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Covers Social Security disability law and special needs trusts. By Sheri R. Abrams.

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4467

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills in Utah. By Jason C. Hunter.

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Jun 23

    Which Type of IRA Should I Choose?

    Which Type of IRA Should I Choose?
    “Find out what you need to know, to make this key IRA decision.”
  • Jun 22

    The Three P’s of Estate Planning

    The Three P’s of Estate Planning
    With the change of seasons after Memorial Day, it’s the unofficial day that kicks off the beginning of summer. We all like to spend time outdoors, but a recent article from the Middletown, NY Times Herald-Record, “After Memorial Day,…
  • Jun 21

    Don’t Let Your Tax Shelter Become a Tax Nightmare

    Don’t Let Your Tax Shelter Become a Tax Nightmare
    “You've saved like crazy in your tax-deferred accounts, but all that money isn't really yours. Some of it belongs to Uncle Sam, and in the future he may be hungry for more. Here are two strategies to curb your future tax bill.”
Rank this Week: 3240

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    Elder Law Estate Planning in New York – What is Intestate Succession?

    Elder Law Estate Planning in New York – What is Intestate Succession?
    When someone passes away without creating a last will and testament or trust, the individual passes away in intestate, meaning his or her assets will be distributed to heirs based on a line of succession under New York state probate laws.…
  • Jun 20

    What are the Tax Rules of Gifts to Grandchildren?

    What are the Tax Rules of Gifts to Grandchildren?
    All grandparents want the best for their children and grandchildren and many take the initiative to set aside part of an estate to help future generations get a head start in life. Forward thinking grandparents should also be aware there are…
  • Jun 16

    Elder Law Estate Planning – Choosing the Right Trust for your Estate

    Elder Law Estate Planning – Choosing the Right Trust for your Estate
    When deciding how to disburse assets in an estate, many individuals decide to create a trust over a last will and testament in order avoid probate court and create a public record of the events. The pros and cons of establishing a trust over…
Rank this Week: 4641

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A.…

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A. Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.arkansas-estateplanning.com/blog/
  • Jun 22

    Even Vampires Need Estate Planning

    Even Vampires Need Estate Planning
    This is an article from Horn & Johnsen SC (http://hornjohnsen.com/) in Madison, Wisconsin, that we thought others may find helpful. I am often asked whether an estate plan is truly necessary, especially for those who feel they are too…
  • Jun 14

    Your Estate Planning Attorney Explains the Dos and Don’t

    Your Estate Planning Attorney Explains the Dos and Don’t
    This is an article from the Northern California Center for Estate Planning & Elder Law  (https://www.norcalplanners.com/) in Sacramento, California, that we thought others may find helpful. As with many legal matters, an estate…
  • Jun 7

    How is a Trust Different from my Last Will and Testament?

    How is a Trust Different from my Last Will and Testament?
    This is an article from the law office of Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. (https://www.wealth-counselors.com/) in Reno, Nevada, that we thought others may find helpful. If you have any knowledge about estate planning, you have no doubt heard…
Rank this Week: 2364

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers elder abuse, prescription medication misuse and bedsores. By Walton Law, A.P.C.

http://www.californiaelderabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Loved One with Dementia: Does their Facility Offer the Correct Services they need?

    Loved One with Dementia: Does their Facility Offer the Correct Services they need?
    In our last post, we suggested tips for confirming that a potential skilled nursing facility or residential nursing home has the appropriate staff to address the needs of elders with dementia. To recap, dementia is a syndrome in which there…
  • Jun 14

    What to Look for in a Facility for Your Loved One Suffering from Dementia

    What to Look for in a Facility for Your Loved One Suffering from Dementia
    According to the World Health Organization, dementia is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people. Dementia, which is a syndrome in which there is a deterioration in memory, behavior and thinking, causes many who…
  • Jun 2

    Telemarketers Targeting Elder

    Telemarketers Targeting Elder
    Unfortunately, there are far too many opportunists in the world, and the one thing they all share in common is that they are looking for the simplest way to get what they want. As a result, many con-artists specifically target the elderly,…
Rank this Week: 3164

Long Term Care Defense Blog

Long Term Care Defense Blog

Address current topics and issues on the senior living and long-term care industries. By Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C.

http://ltcdefenseblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    Delays in Illinois Medicaid Approval Under Fire

    Delays in Illinois Medicaid Approval Under Fire
    As every long-term care facility doing business in Illinois can attest, Medicaid eligibility determinations and benefit awards have been slow, with HFS often falling months, if not years, behind. A group of SNFs and their residents are trying…
  • Jun 13

    CMS: Change in Direction on Arbitration Ban

    CMS: Change in Direction on Arbitration Ban
    On September 28, 2016, CMS created the “Arbitration Rule”, banning arbitration agreements in nursing home admission agreements. By creating this Rule, CMS took the position that, due to the inequality of bargaining power between…
  • May 19

    Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C., Salutes National Nursing Home Week

    Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C., Salutes National Nursing Home Week
Rank this Week: 1775

Chicago Injury Lawyer

Chicago Injury Lawyer

By the Willens Law Offices.

https://www.willenslaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 20

    What Can I Be Compensated for After My Accident in Illinois?

    What Can I Be Compensated for After My Accident in Illinois?
    If you have been seriously injured or hurt in a car accident or any other type of personal injury accident, you may be able to obtain compensation for various economic and non-economic damages—or what your injuries have cost you…
  • Jun 5

    How Will My Lost Earnings Be Reimbursed?

    How Will My Lost Earnings Be Reimbursed?
    You may be entitled to recover damages for your lost earnings if an auto accident or other personal injury accident causes you to suffer an injury that prevents you from going to work and earning the wages that you typically would have…
  • May 17

    Accident Claims: Insurance Company Tactics You Should Be Aware Of

    Accident Claims: Insurance Company Tactics You Should Be Aware Of
    After a car accident, your first thought may be to claim compensation from the insurance company for your injuries and other losses. However, it has been known that insurance providers have methods to either minimize your claim or deny it…
Rank this Week: 1830