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Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    Trustees' Duty to Diversify Investment

    Trustees' Duty to Diversify Investment
    The British Columbia Court of Appeal removed a trustee for lending all of the trust funds in one trust to a related trust, finding that the investment was an improvident one. In reaching its decision in Miles v.Vince, 2014 BCCA 289, the Court…
  • Jul 12

    Davies Estate -- Evidence that Notice of Application of Estate Grant Given At Least 21 Days Before Submission Filed

    Davies Estate -- Evidence that Notice of Application of Estate Grant Given At Least 21 Days Before Submission Filed
    One of the changes in procedure in the new probate rules is that when you apply for an estate grant in British Columbia, you now have to give notice to beneficiaries and those who would be entitled to a share of the estate if the deceased had…
  • Jul 5

    Eckford v. Vanderwood

    Eckford v. Vanderwood
    A lot can happen between the time of the death of a spouse or parent and a trial of a wills variation claim. What happens if the court finds that the deceased’s made an adequate provision for his spouse at the time of death, but there…
Rank this Week: 90

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and litigation. By Poliakoff & Associates.

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Jul 21

    Indecent Exposure

    Indecent Exposure
    Marlo Santos Quinton has been arrested and charged with elder abuse and indecent exposure.  Two elderly residents at Auburn Senior Care told police that Quinton, a nursing assistant at the facility, exposed himself to them and kissed…
  • Jul 20

    Investigation into Incident

    Investigation into Incident
    Sons of 68-year-old Violet Ferreri claim that their mother was attacked at Deer Park nursing home.  The attack resulted in Violet sustaining extensive bruising and a broken arm. The nursing home denies these charges, claiming that they…
  • Jul 19

    Action Pact

    Action Pact
    Kaiser Health News reported on Action Pact, a national consulting firm which specializes in helping retirement communities and nursing homes train staff and design their facilities to feel and be more like living at home.  Since…
Rank this Week: 121

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Covers common problems encountered by residents and their families aat nursing homes and assisted living facilities. By Jonathan Rosenfeld.

http://www.nursinghomesabuseblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Memory Care Facilities Emerging Specialty In Senior Care Industry

    Memory Care Facilities Emerging Specialty In Senior Care Industry
    As work continues on a 23,000-square-foot memory care center in Weston Wisconsin, it is important to remember that this is just one of the many facilities currently being built throughout the country. Because of the increased number of people…
  • Jun 23

    Mealtimes Turn Dangerous In Senior Care Facilitie

    Mealtimes Turn Dangerous In Senior Care Facilitie
    The Rookery home in Walcott found out that mealtimes could in fact be dangerous – and in this case even fatal. Paul Relton had a specific care plan that specified that he required one-to-one supervision when he was eating. His food also…
  • Jun 16

    Reports From Nursing Home Inspections Frequently Lag Behind

    Reports From Nursing Home Inspections Frequently Lag Behind
    When Mary Chiu discovered the bedsores that her 85-year old mother was struggling with, she was shocked to say the least. Her mother suffered bedsores on her big toe, heel, left leg, and the one on her backside was deep enough to where it…
Rank this Week: 149

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/
  • Jul 19

    July is Elder Awareness Month

    July is Elder Awareness Month
    We previously wrote in this space about two very important events to help raise awareness for adequate care for patients in nursing homes and long term care facilities. These two events were the Nursing Home Staffing Public Awareness…
  • Jul 18

    Another Sad Story - Abuse and Neglect at Illinois Nursing Home

    Another Sad Story - Abuse and Neglect at Illinois Nursing Home
    In another tale of unfortunate and sad happenings at nursing homes, a nursing home staffer working at a facility in Quincy, called Sycamore Healthcare, was arrested on allegations of beating a 64 year old patient at that facility. According…
  • Jul 16

    Gainesville Nursing Home CEO Settles Medicaid Fraud Charge

    Gainesville Nursing Home CEO Settles Medicaid Fraud Charge
    The federal government has made a concerted effort to weed out fraud committed by companies and individuals. A key tool in doing so has been the False Claims Act, which allows for the U.S. government, or individuals on behalf of and usually…
Rank this Week: 261

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 30

    Dueling MSA Recommendation

    Dueling MSA Recommendation
    We knew it was inevitable but the day has come. The Court of Appeals of Ohio published an opinion within which the parties debate the need for an LMSA and use the polar extreme of MSA providers to argue their cases. Unlike dueling life care…
  • Jun 6

    Hearing on the Merit

    Hearing on the Merit
    Although I’m sure you’ve seen the abundant posts this week regarding the new WCMSA Reference Guide and are aware that CMS has added a new section, it looks like this: 4.1.4 Hearing on the Merits of a Case When a state WC judge…
  • Jun 6

    WCRC Issues Updated Reference Guide

    WCRC Issues Updated Reference Guide
    With the recent exciting news of some of the backlog finally being cleared by the WCRC and CMS Regional Offices, MEDVAL was excited to learn that an updated WCMSA reference guide was issued on May 29, 2014. Some of the changes to the previous…
Rank this Week: 254

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: 324

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/
  • Jul 24

    The Five Halves of Elder Law

    The Five Halves of Elder Law
    The CarTalk Guys on National Public Radio have a crazy tradition of breaking their one hour radio programs into "three halves" (okay, they have a lot of crazy traditions -- I'm focusing on just one). In that tradition, I'd been...
  • Jul 21

    No Hoarding in Apartments in Houston

    No Hoarding in Apartments in Houston
    Governing ran a story, Houston Passes What May Be the Nation’s First Anti-Hoarding Law. Here is what the law addresses: After residents and homeowners’ associations there clamored for help, the city council recently passed new regulations…
  • Jul 21

    What Should You Look For In An Elder Law Attorney?

    What Should You Look For In An Elder Law Attorney?
    ElderLawGuy (and good friend) Jeff Marshall has a great blog post on "How to Find A Good Attorney for Older Adult Issues" He knows whereof he speaks and starts off by explaining the important reasons for asking the right…
Rank this Week: 717

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/
  • Jul 18

    Probate: Is it a good idea to give your heirs their inheritance while you are still alive?

    Probate: Is it a good idea to give your heirs their inheritance while you are still alive?
    Planning an estate can be a difficult process, but also a rewarding one because it helps to ensure that a person's heirs will be provided for after he or she dies. Many assume they should wait until after death to convey assets to their…
  • Jul 17

    Can a surviving spouse claim loss of consortium after the other spouse dies?

    Can a surviving spouse claim loss of consortium after the other spouse dies?
    A recent ruling by the Fifth Florida Appellate Court on Friday allows surviving spouses to claim loss of consortium separately from others claims after the spouse dies. The surviving spouse Margaret Randall filed the case, Randall v. Walt…
  • Jul 16

    The Benefits of Creating a TAP Trust for Protecting Retirement Asset

    The Benefits of Creating a TAP Trust for Protecting Retirement Asset
    A TAP trust is an extremely versatile trust designed to hold a variety of assets. This type of trust helps the grantor avoid needless estate taxes without the restrictions of other trusts. The TAP trust can hold a variety of assets that…
Rank this Week: 816

New York Trusts & Estates Law…

New York Trusts & Estates Law Blog

Covers New York wills, trusts, estates, and elder law. By Saul Elnadav.

http://trustsestateslaw.com
Rank this Week: 710

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/
  • Jul 21

    Pleased to have made the Personal Finance Guru list

    Pleased to have made the Personal Finance Guru list
    Thanks to Cory Papineau for including me in his Top 25 Personal Finance Gurus in Canada list! I'm honoured to be on this list along with so many people that I respect and admire. "Here are my top 25 Personal Finance Gurus in Canada (no…
  • Jul 15

    Editor-in-chief runs for mayor of Vancouver

    Editor-in-chief runs for mayor of Vancouver
    I would like to introduce my west coast readers to Kirk Lapointe, who is the publisher and editor-in-chief at the company that  has published five of my books. Kirk has announced his intention to run for mayor of Vancouver. I can't vote for…
  • Jul 14

    Nine estate planning tips to avoid family strife

    Nine estate planning tips to avoid family strife
    Since avoiding family strife is one of the key goals of all the estate planning I do, my attention was caught immediately by the title of this article from www.wealthmanagement.com. The nine tips on the list are all very good suggestions.…
Rank this Week: 990

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    Healthcare Firm Recalls Some Infusion Pump

    Healthcare Firm Recalls Some Infusion Pump
    Reuters reported, citing the FDA, that Baxter Healthcare Corp. has issued a recall for some of its Sigma Spectrum infusion pumps in the wake of more than 3,500 reports related to its malfunctioning. The pumps help deliver medicine and…
  • Jul 18

    Featured Link — Coach Broyle’s Playbook for Alzheimer’s Caregiver

    Featured Link — Coach Broyle’s Playbook for Alzheimer’s Caregiver
    Those of us who are “of a certain age” have vivid memories of Frank Broyles, the enormously successful football coach at the University of Arkansas. Long-retired now, Coach Broyle’s has turned his attention from football to…
  • Jul 17

    Featured Link — Life and Death in Assisted Living

    Featured Link — Life and Death in Assisted Living
    If you have a relative or friend in assisted living you should read the lengthy but excellent article at ProPublica, titled Life and Death in Assisted Living. Here are the opening paragraphs: Joan Boice needed help. Lots of it. Her ……
Rank this Week: 896

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Covers New York estate planning, probate, elder law and health care issues. By Dutcher & Zatkowsky.

http://www.dutcher-zatkowsky.com
  • Jul 16

    Lou Reed ‘Walked On The Wild Side’ With His Will

    Lou Reed ‘Walked On The Wild Side’ With His Will
    Lou Reed, singer, songwriter and guitarist and a founder of the Velvet Underground, talked about “walking on the wild side” in one of his most famous songs. The rock and roll hall of fame also walked on the wild side when it came…
  • Jul 9

    Inherited IRAs Not Protected

    Inherited IRAs Not Protected
    The Supreme Court has ruled that inherited IRAs are not protected in bankruptcy. The June opinion, which has far reaching implications according to a story in Forbes, found that Heidi Heffron-Clark, who inherited an IRA from her mother in…
  • Jul 2

    Casey Kasem’s End Of Life Care

    Casey Kasem’s End Of Life Care
    World famous disc jockey Casey Kasem died this year at age 82, but his final days were marred by a legal battle among his family over what would be the best care he could get towards the end of his life. The fight stemmed back years and…
Rank this Week: 989

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers various nursing home abuse and elder neglect issues such as signs and symptoms of neglect, and California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law. By Walton Law Firm LLP.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    Liquid Nutritional Substances and Nursing Home Neglect

    Liquid Nutritional Substances and Nursing Home Neglect
    Many of us in the San Diego area have seen commercials for liquid nutritional supplements, particularly those marketed toward older adults.  According to a story in the New York Times, these bottles have become “staples in older…
  • Jul 10

    Getting Elder Care Benefits at Work

    Getting Elder Care Benefits at Work
    With more than two out of five Americans caring for their aging parents—many of whom do so because they cannot afford to pay for other elder assistance—it’s often difficult to find time for both work and caregiving.…
  • Jul 3

    Summer Webinars on Dementia and Caring for the Elderly

    Summer Webinars on Dementia and Caring for the Elderly
    Collaboration on Dementia Awareness and Abuse Do you have a parent who currently suffers from Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia?  These degenerative brain diseases are difficult not only on patients, but also on their family…
Rank this Week: 915

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Jun 27

    The Aereo Decision & Cloud Computing

    The Aereo Decision & Cloud Computing
    In American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. the U.S. Supreme Court recently held that Aereo's service, which converts and subsequently (re)transmits over-the-air television broadcasts in near real time to Aereo's customers via the…
  • May 30

    Congressional Committee Approves Permanent Bonus Depreciation & Charity Bill

    Congressional Committee Approves Permanent Bonus Depreciation & Charity Bill
    Bloomberg BNA on proposed permanent extension of bonus depreciation: The House Ways and Means Committee approved legislation to make bonus depreciation permanent, as well as a number of tax measures related to charitable giving. The…
  • Apr 28

    Substantial Presence Test & Closer Connection Exception

    Substantial Presence Test & Closer Connection Exception
    Many inhabitants of the northern United States or Canada seek respite from colder climates by living part of the year in warmer climates of states in the southern United States, particularly Florida and Arizona. While these people are…
Rank this Week: 913

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Jul 21

    The Quick, Easy, and Cheap Arkansas Divorce

    The Quick, Easy, and Cheap Arkansas Divorce
    Quick, Easy, and Cheap Arkansas Divorce I talk to a lot of people who need divorces. Everyone wants them to be quick and easy, and most want them to be cheap. To that end, many of these people don’t have much money and want advice about…
  • Jul 15

    Grandparent Visitation in Arkansa

    Grandparent Visitation in Arkansa
    Grandparent Visitation If you want to understand the law, you have to understand this: It’s about striking a balance between competing interests (or rights, as the case may be). The law surrounding grandparent visitation in Arkansas is…
  • Jun 18

    July 2014 MEE Subject

    July 2014 MEE Subject
    In the spirit of ongoing generosity (and remembering how incredibly stressful that studying for the Bar was), here are my predictions for the MEE section of the July 2014 Bar: 1) a Civ Pro question (surprise there always is); 2)…
Rank this Week: 1175

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Covers Wisconsin estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration, real estate law, business organization, and individual income tax preparation. By Tesar Law Group, S.C.

http://blog.tesarlaw.com/
  • Jul 21

    Will Your Wealth Continue On?

    Will Your Wealth Continue On?
    Passing a successful family inheritance from generation to generation takes planning and communication.
  • Jul 18

    Give The Inheritance Now Or Later?

    Give The Inheritance Now Or Later?
    Whether to make a gift during life or at death requires careful consideration and competent legal and financial advice.
  • Jul 16

    Late-In-Life Loves: Legal Concerns For Marriage

    Late-In-Life Loves: Legal Concerns For Marriage
    While love can happen at any age, careful consideration and evaluation of many factors should occur when determining whether to marry or not, especially later in life.
Rank this Week: 1479

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

Covers Pennsylvania and national elder law and estate planning issues. By Jeffrey A. Marshall.

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    Pennsylvania Income Tax Deduction for 529 Plan Contributions Explained

    Pennsylvania Income Tax Deduction for 529 Plan Contributions Explained
    A 529 Plan is a tax advantaged way to save for the college costs facing your children or grandchildren. It’s named after a section of the Internal Revenue Code. Withdrawals made from 529 plans for qualified education expenses are free of…
  • Jul 17

    How to Find a Good Lawyer for Older Adult Issue

    How to Find a Good Lawyer for Older Adult Issue
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  • Jul 14

    Aging in Place with LIFE (PACE)

    Aging in Place with LIFE (PACE)
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Rank this Week: 1148

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse…

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

Covers Illinois Nursing Home Abuse, news, updates and commentary. Published by Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.illinoisnursinghomeabuselawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 16

    Nursing Homes Linked to IL Governor Candidate Facing Lawsuits and Violation

    Nursing Homes Linked to IL Governor Candidate Facing Lawsuits and Violation
    For those living in Illinois, Bruce Rauner is already a household name as the Republican nominee for governor of Illinois. Rauner is an incredibly successful businessman, and is running his campaign under the promise that he would run our…
  • Jun 30

    After the Fall: Immobility in Nursing Home

    After the Fall: Immobility in Nursing Home
    Our nursing home negligence lawyers often see the dire and life-threatening consequences of frequent falls in nursing homes. Recent studies find that half of residents who suffer a hip fracture after falling either pass away or lose mobility…
  • Jun 18

    When and How to Choose Hospice Care

    When and How to Choose Hospice Care
    As Americans age, they are making greater use out of hospice care, which is offered to terminally ill patients at the end of their lives. Deciding to place yourself or a loved one into hospice care can be one of the most difficult of a…
Rank this Week: 1451

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/
  • Jul 13

    Understaffing in California Nursing Homes Continues To Prove Dangerou

    Understaffing in California Nursing Homes Continues To Prove Dangerou
    Understaffing nursing homes is incredibly dangerous to adults over 65 residing in long-term care facilities such as Southern California nursing homes. That's precisely why specific laws and regulations are in place which mandate proper…
  • Jul 5

    Elders & Broken Bone

    Elders &amp; Broken Bone
    Millions of elders will fracture, or break, a bone each year. Falls are the leading cause of broken bones in those over 65, and one out of three elders will fall each year. Unfortunately, falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal…
  • Jun 27

    Rights of California Nursing Home Resident

    Rights of California Nursing Home Resident
    Elders being admitted to a long-term care facility, such as a Southern California nursing home, are granted certain rights. These rights are protected by regulations on both the State and Federal level. Specifically, these rights are…
Rank this Week: 1480

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/
Rank this Week: 1361

Sykes Elder Blawg

Sykes Elder Blawg

Covers medicaid planning, special needs trusts and estate planning topics for Pennsylvania seniors and their families. By Andrew G. Sykes.

http://www.elderlawofpgh.com/blog/
  • May 23

    PA same-sex marriage decision means inheritance tax saving

    PA same-sex marriage decision means inheritance tax saving
    Same-sex marriage has come to Pennsylvania due to this week’s court ruling and Governor Corbett’s decision not to appeal the ruling. This new development has wide-spread implications for estate planning and elder law, affecting…
  • Mar 20

    “Observation” status for Medicare patients: what to do about it

    “Observation” status for Medicare patients: what to do about it
    Here is an issue that comes up again and again with Medicare patients who go to the hospital. You think you have been admitted, only to  find out that the hospital has classified you under “observation” status. It makes an…
  • Mar 6

    Savings bonds and Medicaid – what should I do when Dad applies for benefits?

    Savings bonds and Medicaid – what should I do when Dad applies for benefits?
    For generations, savings bonds have been purchased for newborns and retirees alike as an investment in the future. While savings bonds aren’t a complex investment vehicle, bonds that aren’t properly handled can cause Medicaid…
Rank this Week: 1407

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: 1209

Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli…

Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli Blog

Covers New Jersey elder law and estate planning.

http://www.dvanarelli.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1429

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, veterans benefits and special needs trusts. By Mark E. Wight.

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
  • Jul 21

    Idaho Estate Planning - Estate Plans Should Not Be Time Capsule

    Idaho Estate Planning - Estate Plans Should Not Be Time Capsule
    In some cases, outdated or inadequate estate plans have led to highly-publicized disputes between heirs that have squandered fortunes and diminished legacies. These situations are more tragic because they are usually entirely avoidable,…
  • Jul 18

    Idaho Estate Planning - Even Clintons Recognize Value of Tax Planning

    Idaho Estate Planning - Even Clintons Recognize Value of Tax Planning
    Bill and Hillary Clinton are making headlines for their use of the qualified personal residence trust or QPRT — lovingly pronounced “kew-pert” by tax geeks — to save on estate and gift taxes.
  • Jul 17

    Idaho Elder Law - IRA RMD, When To Withdraw?

    Idaho Elder Law - IRA RMD, When To Withdraw?
    Ordinarily, the deadline for taking this so-called required minimum distribution is Dec. 31. But for your first such distribution you get until April 1 of the year following the year you turn 70½ to make the withdrawal.
Rank this Week: 1975

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    Summer Vacation Plans Should Include Powers of Attorney

    Summer Vacation Plans Should Include Powers of Attorney
    If you are planning on a summer vacation, you might want to incorporate creating powers of attorney as an important step. When you go on vacation you want to be sure that the affairs you leave behind will not cause you any problems. You…
  • Jul 20

    Communities Largely Unprepared for Coming Surge of Elder Abuse

    Communities Largely Unprepared for Coming Surge of Elder Abuse
    Elder abuse is often an underreported and widely ignored topic that will likely become far more prominent in the coming years. As baby boomers reach retirement age and more of them become reliant on others for daily tasks, the number of elder…
  • Jul 19

    The 40-Million Inheritance Going to New York State

    The 40-Million Inheritance Going to New York State
    A recent article in Forbes highlights one of the most important reasons why you need to create a last will and testament. In January of 2012, New York real estate developer Roman Blum died at the age of 97. He left behind an estate worth $40…
Rank this Week: 1627

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Jul 21

    A Funeral for a King or Queen

    A Funeral for a King or Queen
    The 2006 film The Queen, starring Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, brilliantly illustrates the complications of funeral planning for a notable person. Estate planning clients may not be royalty, but perhaps you treat them like kings and…
  • Jul 18

    What’s Your PLAN of Attack?

    What’s Your PLAN of Attack?
    You might have heard the old saying: “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” A humorous play on words with good intentions still might make you feel a little uneasy. As Practice Building Consultant here at the Academy, a large part…
  • Jul 16

    Last Call

    Last Call
    This will be a short and sweet reminder about the Academy’s 2-Part Webinar Series that takes place on July 16th and 23rd at 2pm Pacific Time. If you haven’t registered, don’t forget – and if you have registered, SIGN…
Rank this Week: 2012

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 2045

Duffy Law Office

Duffy Law Office

Covers estate planning and elder law in Iowa.

http://www.duffylawoffice.com/blog/
  • Jul 17

    What Is a Living Trust Successor Trustee?

    What Is a Living Trust Successor Trustee?
    In this post we will look at the role of the revocable living trust successor trustee, but we should first explain the value of these trusts. A Few Words About Wills and Probate If you are not extraordinarily wealthy, you may assume that you…
  • Jul 15

    How Much Does a Special Needs Trust Cost?

    How Much Does a Special Needs Trust Cost?
    There are numerous different ways to facilitate future asset transfers. The optimal course of action will vary on a case-by-case basis, because each family is unique. With this in mind, we will look at the legal device called the special…
  • Jul 3

    Can I Be Held Responsible for a Parent’s Nursing Home Bills?

    Can I Be Held Responsible for a Parent’s Nursing Home Bills?
    If you are going to be admitting a parent into a nursing home, you may wonder if you could potentially be held responsible for your parent’s nursing home bills. The answer is a resounding maybe. In most cases, you would not be held…
Rank this Week: 2129

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • Jul 17

    Who Can Act as an Agent Under a Power of Attorney?

    Who Can Act as an Agent Under a Power of Attorney?
    Your estate plan should ideally be looked upon as the culmination of a long-term financial plan. It is important to prepare for your active retirement years so that you can enjoy that stage of life, and there are also the twilight years that…
  • Jul 15

    How Much Does a Special Needs Trust Cost?

    How Much Does a Special Needs Trust Cost?
    There are various different ways to facilitate asset transfers to your heirs. When you are making decisions, you should evaluate the life situation of each person on your inheritance list. You can provide for each person optimally if you act…
  • Jul 10

    Will Medi-Cal Pay for In-Home Care?

    Will Medi-Cal Pay for In-Home Care?
    When you are budgeting for the future, you should certainly set aside funds for your active retirement years. At the same time, there are additional expenses that you may encounter when you reach the twilight years. A significant percentage…
Rank this Week: 1667

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse

Features nursing home abuse updates, articles and resources. By McIver Brown Law Firm.

http://www.nursinghomeabuse.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 2166

Nursing Home Law Blog

Nursing Home Law Blog

Information relating to nursing homes and the care that they provide. By Stark & Stark.

http://nursinghomelaw.stark-stark.com/
  • Jul 9

    Boston Nursing Home Cuts Wages of Worker

    Boston Nursing Home Cuts Wages of Worker
    Shortly after Lexington took over this nursing home, plans were made to cut wages of important healthcare providers by as much as 40%.  This represents a true danger to those residents.  For more information, read here.
  • Jun 9

    Nursing Home Resident Presses On to Attend D-Day Ceremony in Normandy

    Nursing Home Resident Presses On to Attend D-Day Ceremony in Normandy
    As a veteran myself, I loved this amazing story from England.  Bernard Jordan is a 90 year-old WWII D-Day veteran.  Unfortunately, he was originally unable to go to the ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day…
  • Jun 2

    Residents Not "Improving" May Now Get Physical, Occupational Therapy if Helping

    Residents Not "Improving" May Now Get Physical, Occupational Therapy if Helping
    I have heard many stories over the years of families that fight to keep a nursing home resident getting physical, occupational, or speech therapy. It used to be that if there was a determination that a resident wasn’t progressing…
Rank this Week: 1638

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/
  • Jun 26

    Firecracker 5K!

    Firecracker 5K!
    The law practice was a proud Silver Sponsor of the Firecracker 5K Road Race last weekend here in Glastonbury, CT. It was the first time that all three of my boys ran in a road race together (first-ever race for...
  • Jun 25

    Carry Your Advanced Medical Directives on Your Smart Phone

    Carry Your Advanced Medical Directives on Your Smart Phone
    This may be the best "document maintenance" tip I've ever come across: Keep a copy of your health care instructions (a.k.a. advanced medical directives) on your smart phone and have your health care agent do the same. The health care...
  • Jun 18

    What are Your Odds of a Future Nursing Home Placement?

    What are Your Odds of a Future Nursing Home Placement?
    Whenever I sit down with clients to plan ahead for Medicaid eligibility we spend a lot of time walking through the worst-case scenario of permanent nursing home placement, thereby triggering approximately $12,000 per month in nursing home…
Rank this Week: 2192

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/
Rank this Week: 1636

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jun 11

    A medical perspective on Estate matters – a chastened viewpoint

    A medical perspective on Estate matters – a chastened viewpoint
    I am very pleased to join the Allaboutestates blog to add a perspective on the role of the physician in estate matters. I recall vividly the first time I was asked in court: “Dr. Shulman, in your opinion did Mr. X have testamentary…
  • Jun 10

    Who is Your Daddy?

    Who is Your Daddy?
    I think it is safe to say that the concept of “family” is a foundational principle in estate planning. I think it is also safe to say that, when asked, all of us would have a very clear understanding of what is meant by the term…
  • Jun 9

    POA- Personal Care: Part 1/2

    POA- Personal Care: Part 1/2
    My work is with the living. POA’s are critical documents that are designed to support your wishes, while you are alive. Wills deal with your wishes, after you are dead.
Rank this Week: 2219

Attorney David Engler's Elder Law…

Attorney David Engler's Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law, elder care, probate, estate law and family law.

http://davidengler.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 10

    Not The Smartest Criminal

    Not The Smartest Criminal
    Originally posted on FAMILY FAULT LINES:Jaywalking by itself does not lead to a search of a person.  But if when you are stopped and start to run and throw a punch at an officer then you got troubles.  Also tip for would be…
  • May 28

    How to Prove The Cash The Cops Nabbed Was Yours?

    How to Prove The Cash The Cops Nabbed Was Yours?
      Nowadays, all of us are fighting the worst economic crisis in history the best we can. If you have this discomforting feeling that you are left alone to struggle all by yourself, then you are not far away from the ugly truth. To make…
  • Jan 28

    Documentation of The Demonstration of Love

    Documentation of The Demonstration of Love
    By Attorney David Engler Yesterday, an ICU physician gave me the concept of “The Documentation of The Demonstration of Love.” It is a beautiful concept and especially useful when trying to determine at the end of life, who is…
Rank this Week: 1880

Davidov Law Group

Davidov Law Group

Covers new York elder law and estate planning.

http://www.davidovlaw.com/blog/
  • May 29

    What Is the Difference Between a Guardianship and a Power of Attorney?

    What Is the Difference Between a Guardianship and a Power of Attorney?
    A comprehensive estate plan will include an incapacity planning component. A significant percentage of senior citizens become incapacitated to one extent or another. While there are other causes of incapacity, around 45 percent of those who…
  • May 28

    Do I Control Assets Placed Into a Revocable Living Trust?

    Do I Control Assets Placed Into a Revocable Living Trust?
    It is important to understand all of your options when you are planning your estate. You may automatically assume that you should use a last will. While you can certainly go this route, you may also want to consider the creation of a…
  • May 27

    What Is the Five-Year Medicaid Look-Back?

    What Is the Five-Year Medicaid Look-Back?
    As you get older, you may begin to think long and hard about the eventualities of aging. When you look at the statistics, you will find that most American senior citizens will need help with their day-to-day needs eventually. Long-term care…
Rank this Week: 2143

Edwards Elder Law, P.A. Blog

Edwards Elder Law, P.A. Blog

Covers assisted living, elder law, estate planning, and long term care.

http://www.edwardselderlaw.com/blog/
  • May 12

    An Assisted Living Community Is Not The Same Thing As A Nursing Home

    An Assisted Living Community Is Not The Same Thing As A Nursing Home
    Many of my clients are unfamiliar with the concept of assisted living communities.  In their minds the choices if they can no longer live independently at home are to move in with one of their adult children or to be … Continue…
  • Apr 28

    The Cottage Is Another Option For Aging in Place

    The Cottage Is Another Option For Aging in Place
    Many times when it becomes apparent that mom or dad can’t safely live along any longer, the first reaction is for the family to consider having mom or dad move in with an adult child.  This is a supportive and … Continue…
  • Apr 14

    Technology Is Becoming A Crucial Resource For Aging In Place

    Technology Is Becoming A Crucial Resource For Aging In Place
    As more and more of us express a desire to remain in our homes as we age, technology is responding with a variety of new ways to keep us safe. For instance, sensors can be placed on appliances such as … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 1779

Florida Special Needs Law Blog

Florida Special Needs Law Blog

Providing insight and commentary on SSI, special needs trusts, and Medicaid. By David Lillesand.

http://www.floridaspecialneedslaw.com/
  • Aug 24

    Doctors quitting Medicare?

    Doctors quitting Medicare?
    DOCTORS QUIT? Is the Wall Street Journal becoming Faux News? As Judy Lieberman of the Columbia Journalism Review reported on August 12th, the Wall Street Journal had printed a story called "More Doctors Steer Clear of Medicare: Some Doctors…
  • Aug 13

    ObamaCare and Special Needs Trust

    ObamaCare and Special Needs Trust
    The Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) has tremendous implications for our practice, primarily negative, but is a huge boon to planning for persons with disabilities who have been shut out of the private insurance…
  • Apr 26

    Spell-check anyone?

    Spell-check anyone?
    We're working on an appeal of another attorney's client's case that was lost at a Social Security Adminsitration Administrative Law Judge hearing.  In reviewing the twelve page decision, we find the judge wrote the following (the typos are…
Rank this Week: 1649

Unique Estate Law Blog

Unique Estate Law Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://uniqueestatelaw.com/lawyer/blog/Unique_Estate_Law_Blog.htm
Rank this Week: 1846

Massachusetts Estate Planning and…

Massachusetts Estate Planning and Elder Law

Discusses estate planning, elder law and health insurance matters in Massachusetts. By Leanna Hamil.

http://lhamillattorney.typepad.com/main/
  • Oct 10

    How Should I Divide My Assets?

    How Should I Divide My Assets?
    A lot of times when I’m meeting with clients they will ask me “how should we leave our stuff?” They have children, grandchildren, siblings, parents, nieces, nephews, charities they like to support and they are having trouble figuring…
  • Sep 18

    Leaving A Memo or Letter With Your Will

    Leaving A Memo or Letter With Your Will
    Your Will is the place where you distribute certain types of property after your death. Anything that has a joint owner (like a house or a bank account) or a named beneficiary (like a retirement plan or insurance policy) will pass to the…
  • Sep 10

    Changing Guardianship Nomination

    Changing Guardianship Nomination
    If you find yourself need to change the guardianship nominations for your children, there are some steps you need to take.  All parents of minor children (and parents of special needs children) should nominate guardians in legal documents so…
Rank this Week: 1977

Massachusetts Elder Law Blog

Massachusetts Elder Law Blog

Thoughts about law, aging, estate planning and special needs issues and related public policy concerns. By Sasha Golden.

http://massachusettselderlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    We've moved!!

    We've moved!!
    As of May 1, I've moved the blog over to my new on-line home, and this location is being deactivated. Please look for me at www.massachusetts-elder-law.com
  • Mar 16

    Alzheimer's knows no class --- not even one-time potential Supreme Court candidate

    Alzheimer's knows no class --- not even one-time potential Supreme Court candidate
    From today's edition of the American Bar Association's e-journal:Karen Williams was chief judge of a federal appeals court and a potential Supreme Court nominee when her family noticed some changes in her personality.
  • Mar 12

    Substituted Judgment, Part 3

    Substituted Judgment, Part 3
    In a prior entry, I discussed how Massachusetts probate courts are supposed to make decisions on behalf of incapacitated persons when a guardian asks the court for authorization to obtain an abortion or sterilization surgery, using the…
Rank this Week: 1918

The Law Office of Michael…

The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C.

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.mrobinsonlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    What You Should Know About Rochester Estate Planning and the Statute of Limitation

    What You Should Know About Rochester Estate Planning and the Statute of Limitation
    As someone visiting a Rochester estate planning lawyer for the first time, there are a lot of legal ideas, such as the statute of limitations, that you might’ve heard about but aren’t exactly sure how they work. When it comes to…
  • Jul 17

    What Is the Annual Gift Tax Exclusion?

    What Is the Annual Gift Tax Exclusion?
    Before we explain the annual gift tax exclusion, we should provide a bit of background information. The estate tax was established in 1916. At first, there was no gift tax. As a result, high net worth individuals gave gifts while they were…
  • Jul 14

    What Is a Living Will?

    What Is a Living Will?
    Everyone has heard of the last will, and a lot of people have heard of living trusts. As a result, there can be some confusion with regard to the living will. A living will has nothing to do with the transfer of financial assets. This type of…
Rank this Week: 3427

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Elder Care Issue: Drug Abuse in Nursing Home

    Elder Care Issue: Drug Abuse in Nursing Home
    This summer, one nursing home settled a massive class action suit against the facility for using powerful and dangerous drugs on its residents without their informed consent or consent from family members. One member of the suit was a…
  • Jul 15

    More States Showing Support for Uniform Adult Guardianship Act

    More States Showing Support for Uniform Adult Guardianship Act
    The Massachusetts Senate just passed through a bill adopting the model set of rules for the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA). The bill now goes to the state House of Representatives, and if it…
  • Jul 11

    New Estate Planning Option: Longevity Insurance

    New Estate Planning Option: Longevity Insurance
    One of the most important parts of elder care is ensuring that you or your loved one is financially secure in later years. A wide variety of financial tools and plans are available to help structure this care for seniors, but as of July a new…
Rank this Week: 4113

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Jul 21

    Durable Financial Power of Attorney in Hartford CT: What Are Its Advantages?

    Durable Financial Power of Attorney in Hartford CT: What Are Its Advantages?
    Estate planning is not exclusively confined to monetary matters. When you talk to an estate planning attorney about the realities that we all face, you will be reminded about the period of time that may precede your passing. Think about it…
  • Jul 18

    Retirement Planning Concern

    Retirement Planning Concern
    Retirement planning involves making projections regarding your anticipated expenses, and to do this intelligently you have to understand what your health care costs are likely to be during the latter stages of your life. Of course this is an…
  • Jul 14

    On What Grounds Can a Will Be Challenged?

    On What Grounds Can a Will Be Challenged?
    When you utilize a last will to express your final wishes the estate will pass through the legal process of probate. During this interim anyone who wanted to challenge the will could present his or her argument before the court. If you are…
Rank this Week: 3339

Cooper Elder Law

Cooper Elder Law

Covers Ohio estate planning, nursing home protection and qualifying for veterans benefits. By Thom L. Cooper Company, LPA.

http://cooperelderlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Jul 21

    What Should I Do If I Can’t Find Mom or Dad’s Original Will?

    What Should I Do If I Can’t Find Mom or Dad’s Original Will?
    By Mary Roberts When a loved one passes away, one of the first things family members do is look for the Will of the deceased. The Probate Court requires the original Will, but if that document was created 20, 30, 40 or more years ago, it can…
  • Jul 17

    What Does Long Term Care Cost in My Area?

    What Does Long Term Care Cost in My Area?
    By Kathy Cooper I recently found a great link to the 2014 New York Life's Cost of Long Term Care tool that will tell you the average cost for skilling nursing facilities, assisted living, home health aides and more. For instance, here are…
  • Jul 15

    How Americans Die

    How Americans Die
    Have you ever wondered how Americans die?  Back in the 1900‘s the average life expectancy was under 50 years of age. By 2010, the life expectancy increased to just under 80 years of age which made me start to wonder: What is…
Rank this Week: 4053