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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/
  • Dec 18

    Mental Abuse Appears Prevalent Across Mental Facilitie

    Mental Abuse Appears Prevalent Across Mental Facilitie
    Recently, The Chicago Tribune published multiple articles about the abuse of children in state facilities. If you or a loved one has suffered neglect or abuse in an Illinois facility please contact one of our experienced attorneys. Click here…
  • Dec 17

    Nursing Home Quality Assessment Expected to Improve by 2016

    Nursing Home Quality Assessment Expected to Improve by 2016
    A recent study by Families for Better Care revealed that Illinois ranks as the eighth-worst in the nation for nursing home care, reflecting particularly low levels of staffing per patient. Especially given an expected “silver…
  • Dec 15

    Holiday Season Reminder: Financial Exploitation of the Elderly

    Holiday Season Reminder: Financial Exploitation of the Elderly
    In addition to the unforgivable incidents of physical, sexual, verbal, psychological and emotional abuse that can be inflicted on the elderly, including residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities, theft and financial…
Rank this Week: 691

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

Covers elder law, estate planning, Medicaid, probate, wills and trusts.

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Family Limited Partnerships in Ohio

    Family Limited Partnerships in Ohio
    Family Limited Partnerships in Ohio from Barry H Zimmer Family partnerships, or FLPs, as they’re known, are used to move ownership and assets to family members without overwhelming tax burdens. Learn more about family limited…
  • Dec 16

    Durable Powers of Attorney: What Are the Advantages?

    Durable Powers of Attorney: What Are the Advantages?
    There is more to estate planning than simply executing a Last Will or a Trust to arrange for the transfer of your financial assets. You must also think about the possibility of incapacity, and this can be addressed through the execution of…
  • Dec 14

    In Memoriam

    In Memoriam
    Charlotte Bacon, 6 Daniel Barden, 7 Rachel Davino, 29 Olivia Engel, 6 Josephine Gay, 7 Ana Marquez-Greene, 6 Dylan Hockley, 6 Dawn Hochsprung, 47 Madeleine Hsu, 6 Catherine Hubbard, 6 Chase Kowalski, 7 Jesse Lewis, 6 James Mattioli, 6 Grace…
Rank this Week: 3093

The Law Office of Michael…

The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C.

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.mrobinsonlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Free Report: What Questions Should I Ask a New York Elder Law Attorney

    Free Report: What Questions Should I Ask a New York Elder Law Attorney
    There are a number of different pressing elder law issues at the present time and you should be aware of the facts so that you can plan ahead in an intelligent and informed manner. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Are There Any…
  • Dec 17

    Free Report: What is Estate Planning in New York

    Free Report: What is Estate Planning in New York
    A look at some basic information about estate planning as well as the the components that would comprise a comprehensive estate plan. Learn more about estate planning in New York in this presentation. Topics covered in this report include:…
  • Dec 16

    What Is the Estate Tax Marital Deduction?

    What Is the Estate Tax Marital Deduction?
    The estate tax is a very significant factor for high net worth individuals. At the time of this writing in 2014, the maximum rate of the federal estate tax is 40 percent. In light of this rate, the value of your estate that passes to your…
Rank this Week: 3512

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Should I Have a Durable Power of Attorney in Oklahoma?

    Should I Have a Durable Power of Attorney in Oklahoma?
    Should I Have a Durable Power of Attorney? from Larry Parman With a power of attorney, you name someone who can act on your behalf. Someone of your own choosing will be empowered to act for you if you become incapacitated. Learn more about…
  • Dec 16

    Early Dementia Signs and Medicaid Planning

    Early Dementia Signs and Medicaid Planning
    Early Dementia Signs and Medicaid Planning from Larry Parman   If you recognize early dementia signs in yourself or a loved one, you may want to start planning ahead with medicaid eligibility in mind. Learn more about dementia signs and…
  • Dec 16

    Understanding Estate Planning – What is Ancillary probate?

    Understanding Estate Planning – What is Ancillary probate?
    In this week’s blog post on understanding basic estate planning issues, we turn our attention to ancillary probate. Last week we looked at what the probate process involves. This week we are going to continue that discussion by looking…
Rank this Week: 3144

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/
Rank this Week: 616

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Senior Financial Abuse: Don’t Be A Victim

    Senior Financial Abuse: Don’t Be A Victim
    We are facing a big problem in the United States with senior financial abuse, and it is estimated that our elders are bilked and scammed out of billions of dollars annually. The true extent of the problem is hidden to a large extent. As…
  • Dec 15

    Keep Things Simple As Retirement Beckon

    Keep Things Simple As Retirement Beckon
    Sometimes simple addition by subtraction is the best course of action, and this is something to keep in mind as retirement beckons. What we are referring to by suggesting addition by subtraction is a concerted effort to reduce debt as part of…
  • Dec 14

    Free Report: What is the Marital Estate Tax Deduction in Connecticut

    Free Report: What is the Marital Estate Tax Deduction in Connecticut
    Accumulating wealth is the first order of business, but you must also preserve your wealth for the benefit of the next generation and beyond. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Federal Estate Tax Federal Gift Tax Unlimited Marital…
Rank this Week: 3273

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Congress Passes ABLE Act 

    Congress Passes ABLE Act 
    Congress passed the ABLE Act today, which creates tax-favored accounts for children and adults whose disability occurred before age 26. The ABLE Act allows these tax-favored accounts to receive up to the annual gift tax exemption…
  • Dec 17

    FDA Considering Link Between Testosterone Supplements and Heart Disease

    FDA Considering Link Between Testosterone Supplements and Heart Disease
    Bloomberg News reports that the possible link between testosterone supplements and cardiovascular disease is fostering a debate over their risk-to-reward profile. Today the FDA is scheduled to consider whether the supplements, used by…
  • Dec 16

    Study: Non-Smokers’ Apartments Receive Toxic Chemicals From Smoking Neighbor

    Study: Non-Smokers’ Apartments Receive Toxic Chemicals From Smoking Neighbor
    Reuters reports a study published online in Nicotine and Tobacco Research investigated the effects of secondhand smoke on apartment dwellers. The study found non-smokers’ apartments to have a rise and fall of toxic chemicals when…
Rank this Week: 1994

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/
Rank this Week: 4979

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
  • Dec 17

    Dead Man “Kwoking”: Estate Planning Property Transfers Can Trigger Title Insurance Nightmare

    Dead Man “Kwoking”: Estate Planning Property Transfers Can Trigger Title Insurance Nightmare
    Estate planning attorneys regularly advise their clients about the tax and other advantages of transferring real property to irrevocable trusts or similar estate planning vehicles. But they may not consider the potentially disastrous title…
  • Dec 15

    Give the Reporter a Hand to Get a Clean Depo Transcript

    Give the Reporter a Hand to Get a Clean Depo Transcript
    When you’re taking a deposition, you know that ensuring a complete and accurate record is vital. So don’t take the person who’s dutifully taking down the proceedings for granted: Assisting the court reporter is not only…
  • Dec 12

    4 Steps to Drafting a Contract to Your Client’s Advantage

    4 Steps to Drafting a Contract to Your Client’s Advantage
    Yes, drafting a contract takes a lot of work. But it generally takes less time to draft a contract document that advances your client’s interests than it does to modify another party’s document to achieve that result. So whenever…
Rank this Week: 1523

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
  • Dec 17

    2014 Tax Extender Bill Passed By Congre

    2014 Tax Extender Bill Passed By Congre
    Kelly Phillips Erb, writing for Forbes: With just over two weeks left in the 2014 calendar year, the Senate finally made up its mind about the tax extenders bill. The bill, which extends the life of a number of tax breaks through 2014,…
  • Nov 20

    What Is A Business Plan?

    What Is A Business Plan?
    Although a proper legal structure is very important for a startup business, there are many other considerations that are very likely much more important if the business is to be successful. In particular, developing a business plan is often…
  • Nov 5

    Business Structures: The Facts & Figure

    Business Structures: The Facts & Figure
    Although there a lots of very important questions that a business owner, or owners, must ask when starting a business, perhaps of one of the most important is: How should I legally structure my business? In general, there are three principal…
Rank this Week: 4204

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/
  • Dec 17

    Idaho Estate Planning - Even If You're Single You Need A Plan

    Idaho Estate Planning - Even If You're Single You Need A Plan
    Much of the talk about estate planning is often centered around married couples with children. This leads some single people to think that estate plans are not necessary for them. However, estate planning can be even more important for…
  • Dec 16

    Idaho Estate Planning - Young Adults Can Benefit From Planning Too

    Idaho Estate Planning - Young Adults Can Benefit From Planning Too
    People in their 20s often do not think that they need to worry about estate planning. They plan to live much longer, so they believe there will be time to get an estate plan later. However, you never know when tragedy can strike, so it is…
  • Dec 15

    Idaho Estate Planning - Celebrity Estate Planning Lessons of 2014

    Idaho Estate Planning - Celebrity Estate Planning Lessons of 2014
    Important lessons about estate planning can often reach the general public through issues over celebrities' estates. 2014 has been a busy year for such lessons.
Rank this Week: 4467

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/
  • Dec 17

    Nursing Home Workers Must Be Prepared to Clear Blocked Feeding Tube

    Nursing Home Workers Must Be Prepared to Clear Blocked Feeding Tube
    Serious complications can arise when nursing home workers do not effectively clear clogged feeding tubes inserted into the stomach or small intestine of their patients. For many elderly individuals, feeding tubes offer significant benefits as…
  • Dec 10

    New Law Allows Families To Make Complaints About Illinois Nursing Home

    New Law Allows Families To Make Complaints About Illinois Nursing Home
    According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, numerous elderly members of society suffer from physical, emotional, mental and verbal abuse every year. The NCEA posts statistics on elder abuse that are readily available to the public. The…
  • Dec 3

    Nutrition Overlooked When Caring For Bed Sore Patient

    Nutrition Overlooked When Caring For Bed Sore Patient
    Elder abuse is a widespread issue in American society. Unfortunately, nursing homes often sacrifice the care of senior citizens in their quest to become profitable entities. Even more unfortunate is the fact that abuse is often an…
Rank this Week: 160

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Dec 17

    Lawsuits Alleging Overmedication

    Lawsuits Alleging Overmedication
    NPR reported on the federal lawsuit against two Watsonville, Calif., nursing homes which offers a new approach to dealing with the persistent problem of such facilities overmedicating their residents.  The lawsuit details…
  • Dec 16

    Another NPR Article on Over-medication

    Another NPR Article on Over-medication
    NPR continued its reporting on the problem of over-medication in nursing homes throughout the country.  One of the worst fears we have for our parents or for ourselves is that we will end up in a nursing home, drugged into a stupor.…
  • Dec 15

    Prohibition of Chemical Restraints Not Enforced

    Prohibition of Chemical Restraints Not Enforced
    NPR followed up with an article explaining how nursing homes do not get penalized for over-medication that causes sedation, lethargy, and related health problems.  Antipsychotic drugs for older people with Alzheimer’s or other…
Rank this Week: 60

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Dec 17

    Tips for Naming an Executor

    Tips for Naming an Executor
    When you consider who to name as an executor of your will, keep in mind that the job of executor is very time-consuming and requires many difficult decisions in order to faithfully carry out the wishes of the deceased. The executor’s…
  • Dec 10

    Five Retirement Mistakes You Should Avoid

    Five Retirement Mistakes You Should Avoid
    When preparing to retire, the last thing you want is to face financial difficulties. While there is no one formula that can guarantee a happy, secure retirement, there are some common mistakes you should avoid so you don’t place your…
  • Dec 3

    Estate Planning Documents You Should Have

    Estate Planning Documents You Should Have
    Planning for death is an uncomfortable but necessary part of life. By planning ahead, family members and loved ones can move on after your death without worrying about financial issues. The purpose of estate planning is to decide what happens…
Rank this Week: 3184

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Dec 17

    Giving for the Holiday

    Giving for the Holiday
    The holiday season is a traditional time for giving. It is also a traditional time for doing more substantial estate planning. Gifts of a “present interest” of up to $14,000 are excluded and need not be reported on a gift tax…
  • Dec 15

    Client Tip: “Prime the Pump” at the Holiday

    Client Tip: “Prime the Pump” at the Holiday
    I’ve talked for a few years about Thanksgiving as an opportune window for clients to talk with loved ones about their health care wishes and goals. For 2014, this ship has (obviously) sailed. But the December holiday season still…
  • Dec 12

    The Tax Man Cometh…

    The Tax Man Cometh…
    This time of year many companies are tackling the daunting task of tax planning. However, this part of managing your business doesn’t have to be one of those pull-your-hair-out, give-you-a-headache kind of tasks. Rather than looking at…
Rank this Week: 3024

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Dec 17

    What if an Heir Predeceases You?

    What if an Heir Predeceases You?
    If the person named in your Will as the person to receive the majority of your estate has you and your mother murdered, would you want that person’s heirs to receive the inheritance instead? It sounds like an odd question to ask, but…
  • Dec 16

    Texas History – What Kind of Dome Was Instrumental in Changing the Economy of Texas?

    Texas History – What Kind of Dome Was Instrumental in Changing the Economy of Texas?
    Created eons ago, the geological formations called salt domes, found particularly along the Gulf Coast plains, were the basis for Texas’ petroleum industry. The domes trapped and housed the oil and natural gas that gave Texas some of…
  • Dec 12

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Kurt Cobain (1967-1994) – Musician & Songwriter Kurt Cobain was an American musician and artist, best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter of the grunge band Nirvana. Cobain formed Nirvana with Krist Novoselic…
Rank this Week: 3234

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
  • Dec 17

    Joan Rivers’ Unusual Estate Planning Move

    Joan Rivers’ Unusual Estate Planning Move
    Comedienne Joan Rivers, who passed away in September at age 81, had an unusual estate planning strategy. View image | gettyimages.com Her will shows she sought to reduce her tax burden by claiming residency in one state and being based in…
  • Dec 10

    Estate Planning For Singles Is Different

    Estate Planning For Singles Is Different
    The ranks of those who are single are growing by leaps and bounds. Today, about half of Americans are single, compared to just one-third in 1970. Singles, however, have some unique challenges when it comes to estate planning. #450772249 /…
  • Dec 3

    Care At The End Of Life

    Care At The End Of Life
    A huge issue is how people can obtain the best possible care – and the care they want — at or near the end of life. #175139384 / gettyimages.com An editorial in the New York Times describes the ordeal a New York City woman went…
Rank this Week: 890

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    What Happens To A Living Trust When One Spouse Dies?

    What Happens To A Living Trust When One Spouse Dies?
    One reason for a living trust for a married couple is the opportunity to pass on their estates to their children in the most tax-efficient manner.  When the first spouse dies, the surviving spouse is allowed to make use of all…
  • Dec 15

    What Is the Uniform Probate Code?

    What Is the Uniform Probate Code?
    Estate matters are handled by the probate court. This court is charged with the responsibility of supervising the administration of an estate when certain circumstances exist. Probate laws vary state-by-state, and back in the 1960s, the…
  • Dec 15

    Free Report: Why Elder Law Matter

    Free Report: Why Elder Law Matter
    Because elder law can affect almost anyone at any time, you never know when you might need to contact an elder law attorney. In the best possible scenario, you will only need an elder law lawyer to help prepare you for what might, and will,…
Rank this Week: 1515

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts in Nevada.

http://www.wealth-counselors.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    Pet Planning: Wills vs Trust

    Pet Planning: Wills vs Trust
    Planning for the future of your pet may be as important as any other part of your estate plan.  Basically, there are three estate planning documents that can be used specifically for pet owners.  Provisions can be included in a…
  • Dec 4

    Terms to Include in a Pet Protection Agreement Form

    Terms to Include in a Pet Protection Agreement Form
    A pet protection agreement is a document that allows you to decide ahead of time who will take care of your pets and exactly how they will be cared for.  In Nevada, it can be a contract between you and a caretaker, a stand-alone pet…
  • Dec 4

    How Does an IRA Work?

    How Does an IRA Work?
    If you haven’t started considering your retirement plan yet, it is not too late to start.  Though Social Security provides some retirement income, most of us are hoping for a more comfortable retirement than those limited funds can…
Rank this Week: 3137

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    Do I need a trust?

    Do I need a trust?
    As an Estate Planning and Elder Law attorney, I get asked regularly if the person really needs a trust. First, you need to know there are lots of different types of trusts. So the answer depends on your problem. A trust may be the right…
  • Dec 9

    Will vs. Trust: What’s the Difference?

    Will vs. Trust: What’s the Difference?
    Will vs. Trust: What’s the Difference? What is the difference between a “will” and a “trust”? Both are common estate planning tools, however many Ohioans do not know the differences between the two documents. A…
  • Dec 2

    Advanced Planning Trusts: Does It Make Sense For You?

    Advanced Planning Trusts: Does It Make Sense For You?
    Advanced Planning Trusts: Does It Make Sense For You? Okay, so you finally decided to look into estate planning. You researched wills and trusts, and read a lot about the differences between revocable and irrevocable trusts. But I have bad…
Rank this Week: 3050

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Dec 16

    Appealing reductions in PCA hours under Medicaid

    Appealing reductions in PCA hours under Medicaid
    If the State Medicaid program cuts your hours of service, appeal, appeal, appeal. NJ Medicaid  administers certain of its home care services through a program called the Personal Preference Program. The number of allocated hours of…
  • Dec 12

    Veterans Consultation . . . What Does a VSO/Attorney Need to See

    Veterans Consultation . . . What Does a VSO/Attorney Need to See
    Rarely a day goes by where a veteran — some days a baker’s dozen — does not contact me via email (sdirector@finkrosner.com) or telephone ((732) 382-6070) concerning issues they are having with the Department of Veterans…
  • Dec 11

    CAVC Decision Analyzing 38 C.F.R. 3.54(c)(2) (Married One Year Prior to Death)

    CAVC Decision Analyzing 38 C.F.R. 3.54(c)(2) (Married One Year Prior to Death)
    On December 4, 2014, the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims issued a decision in Gazaille v. McDonald (hyperlinked).  The majority held that the claimant, the wife of a deceased Vietnam War veteran, was not entitled to Dependency…
Rank this Week: 3368

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/
  • Dec 16

    News reports warn of overuse of antipsychotic drugs among nursing home patient

    News reports warn of overuse of antipsychotic drugs among nursing home patient
    Two news reports this week by Ina Jaffe of NPR News warn of the overuse and dangers of antipsychotic drugs among nursing home patients. Federal law forbids “chemical restraint” of patients. NPR’s reports show the…
  • Dec 8

    How will Pennsylvania’s new POA statute affect you?

    How will Pennsylvania’s new POA statute affect you?
    As we reported previously, Pennsylvania has adopted changes to its power of attorney law. Some changes have already gone into effect and others will take effect January 1, 2015. Here are some thoughts on how the new law may affect you,…
  • Dec 2

    New PA power of attorney statute brings changes now, and in 2015

    New PA power of attorney statute brings changes now, and in 2015
    Pennsylvania has adopted the most sweeping changes to its power of attorney statute since 1999. The new law, signed into law in July, made some changes that took effect immediately and others that will take effect January 1, 2015. Changes…
Rank this Week: 1316

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/
  • Dec 16

    Avoiding retirement planning pitfall

    Avoiding retirement planning pitfall
    Although most people are aware of how important it is to plan for retirement, it is easy to fall into retirement planning pitfalls that have significant consequences down the line. One of the most common pitfalls is money itself. Many people…
  • Dec 12

    Seniors and their families should apply good judgment in considering nursing home placement service

    Seniors and their families should apply good judgment in considering nursing home placement service
    Nursing home placement services, which offer to help find the perfect housing for seniors, are a growing trend in elder care. These services are offered for no charge, and they claim to demystify the world of elder care facilities. However,…
  • Nov 28

    Aid and Attendance benefit can help veterans who need long-term care

    Aid and Attendance benefit can help veterans who need long-term care
    Veterans who need long-term care services like in-home care or residence in a nursing home can receive financial assistance through the Veterans Administration (VA) pension benefit Aid and Attendance. This often-overlooked benefit provides…
Rank this Week: 2848

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/
Rank this Week: 1980

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Dec 16

    Voice of the Woman: Ray’s Story

    Voice of the Woman: Ray’s Story
    Ray’s Story When I was young my grandparents built a successful farm. They owned 5+ quarters of land and a beautiful herd of Hereford cattle. They built this while raising 11 children. Business was always handled by the husband. Grandma…
  • Dec 11

    What Is the Difference Between a General and a Limited Power of Attorney?

    What Is the Difference Between a General and a Limited Power of Attorney?
    A power of attorney is a legally binding device, and these documents are used for various different purposes in the legal field. If you execute a power of attorney, you are referred to as the principal or grantor. You name an agent or…
  • Dec 9

    Voice of the Woman: Changes at German Law Group

    Voice of the Woman: Changes at German Law Group
    EVERY WOMAN HAS A VOICE, AND WE HEAR THEM! You may have heard through the grapevine that we’ve changed our focus. 2015 will be The Year of the Woman at German Law Group. We are going to be launching a program in 2015 placing focus on…
Rank this Week: 3483

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    What Will Happen to Your Property If You Die without A Will or Trust in South Carolina?

    What Will Happen to Your Property If You Die without A Will or Trust in South Carolina?
    You have probably been told how important it is to create an estate plan, or at least to execute a Last Will and Testament. If, despite being told how important it is, you have yet to create and estate plan it may be because you don’t…
  • Dec 11

    Updating Your Estate Plan – Why the End of the Year Is the Perfect Time

    Updating Your Estate Plan – Why the End of the Year Is the Perfect Time
    Do you already have a comprehensive estate plan in place? If so, you are in a better position than the majority of adults in the United States. That does not, however, mean you should get complacent. On the contrary, the success of your…
  • Dec 9

    What Is Guardianship/Conservatorship in South Carolina?

    What Is Guardianship/Conservatorship in South Carolina?
    At some point in your life you may be faced with the difficult decision to pursue guardianship/conservatorship in South Carolina over a family member or loved one. Like most people, you may struggle with the decision; however, failing to…
Rank this Week: 1424

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/
  • Dec 15

    Does the State Take My Assets If I Apply for the Medi-Cal Program?

    Does the State Take My Assets If I Apply for the Medi-Cal Program?
    Medi-Cal is California’s version of the Medicaid program that provides health care insurance for people with very limited financial resources. If you are going to qualify for Medicare when you reach the age of 65, and you will be…
  • Dec 10

    When Will I Receive Social Security?

    When Will I Receive Social Security?
    There is a lot to take into consideration if you are preparing for your retirement years. You should understand what to expect from government benefits, and what you cannot expect. With this in mind, we will look at Social Security in this…
  • Dec 8

    How Do You Fund a Living Trust?

    How Do You Fund a Living Trust?
    If you take the right steps, you can secure your own financial future as you simultaneously craft a suitable legacy to leave behind to your loved ones. There are various different legal devices that you can use to facilitate future asset…
Rank this Week: 1371

Florida Elder Law and Estate…

Florida Elder Law and Estate Planning

Provides news and views on current topics in elder law, estate planning, wills and trusts, caregiver issues, probate and estate administration, Medicaid and Veterans benefits, other issues of importance to seniors and their families. By Joseph S. Karp.

http://karplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 15

    New rules on caregiver pay coming January 1, 2015

    New rules on caregiver pay coming January 1, 2015
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  • Dec 11

    Joan Rivers' will made public

    Joan Rivers' will made public
    The late Joan Rivers made us laugh. But her estate plan was no laughing matter to her. The late comedienne's will, filed December 9 in New York State Surrogate Court, shows great concern for the people she cared most about,  leaving nothing…
  • Dec 7

    Signing parent's nursing home admission agreement as a "responsible party" could be a costly mistake

    Signing parent's nursing home admission agreement as a &quot;responsible party&quot; could be a costly mistake
    Facing growing financial pressure and withering funding sources, nursing homes will be more likely to pursue residents' children for unpaid bills. With the average cost of a Florida long-term care nursing facility now nudging upwards of…
Rank this Week: 4158

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • Dec 15

    Can the Nursing Home Take My House?

    Can the Nursing Home Take My House?
    For most people, admitting that it is time to consider moving to a nursing home is not easy.  A nursing home, after all, means living in a community setting without the independence you now have. Moreover, giving up your home is often…
  • Dec 14

    Free Report: Long Term Care Planning in Illinois: Why It Should Be Part of Your Estate Plan

    Free Report: Long Term Care Planning in Illinois: Why It Should Be Part of Your Estate Plan
    When you sit down to create your estate plan your primary objective will likely be to ensure that your estate assets are handled according to your wishes when you die. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Facts and Figures Paying for…
  • Dec 12

    The Holidays, a Family Get Together…and Reviewing Your Estate Plan?

    The Holidays, a Family Get Together…and Reviewing Your Estate Plan?
    The 2014 draws to a close you are likely preparing for the holidays. That may entail a family get together and celebrations with loved ones…and reviewing your estate plan. At least it should include reviewing your estate plan. The end…
Rank this Week: 3507

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/
  • Dec 15

    What is an IRA and How Does it Work?

    What is an IRA and How Does it Work?
    It is never too late to start planning for your retirement.  You should not bet on your Social Security retirement benefits being sufficient to provide the comfortable retirement you may be hoping for.  Instead, plan ahead by using…
  • Dec 14

    The Probate Process in Arkansa

    The Probate Process in Arkansa
    The Probate Process in Arkansas from Deborah Sexton Not everyone can avoid probate, even if they have an estate plan. In some situations, there may still be property that must go through probate. Learn more about probate process in Arkansas…
  • Dec 11

    What Should a Pet Plan Include?

    What Should a Pet Plan Include?
    For those of us who have pets that have become a part of our families, you are undoubtedly concerned about what will happen to them if you pass away.  Regrettably, pets cannot be named as beneficiaries in your will, as under the law they…
Rank this Week: 3513

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Dec 14

    New Medicaid and VA Figures for 2015

    New Medicaid and VA Figures for 2015
    Each year, many of the programs that, as elder law attorneys, we deal with daily, such as VA Aid and Attendance and Medicaid, are adjusted for inflation through a cost of living adjustment. In the past month the Social Security Administration…
  • Dec 12

    Google Hangout – Miller Trust

    Google Hangout – Miller Trust
  • Dec 7

    Changes to New Jersey Medicaid Have Finally Arrived!

    Changes to New Jersey Medicaid Have Finally Arrived!
                    So it has finally happened.  Effective last Monday, December 1, New Jersey no longer is offering its Medically Needy program to individuals in…
Rank this Week: 2931

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/
  • Dec 13

    20 Free Tax Secrets for Canadian

    20 Free Tax Secrets for Canadian
    I'm about to download this free book called "20 Free Tax Secrets for Canadians" by Allan Madan, and I thought it might be of interest to some of you readers as well. If so, click here to read more about this book and/or download it.…
  • Dec 11

    Updated table of intestacy for Alberta Probate Kit

    Updated table of intestacy for Alberta Probate Kit
    Those of you who are using my book, The Alberta Probate and Administration Kit, are probably aware that parts of it needed updating because of changes to the law since the book came out. One of the things that needed updating is the table…
  • Dec 8

    The executor is going to sell an asset and give the proceeds to non-beneficiaries. What do I do?

    The executor is going to sell an asset and give the proceeds to non-beneficiaries. What do I do?
    What would you do if, while waiting to receive your inheritance, you found out that the executor planned to sell an asset and give the money to someone who isn't a beneficiary? A reader who is in that situation wrote to me recently. His…
Rank this Week: 2097

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/
  • Dec 13

    Pasadena Courthouse

    Pasadena Courthouse
    I took this photograph of the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Pasadena Court last March.
  • Dec 6

    Fraud on the Power: TLC The Land Conservancy of British Columbia v. The University of British Columbia

    Fraud on the Power: TLC The Land Conservancy of British Columbia v. The University of British Columbia
    In her will, dated February 15, 2007, Jessie Binning, expressed the hope that her home, designed by her late husband, architect and artist, Bertram Charles Binning, would be preserved as a historic site.  Specifically, her will…
  • Nov 29

    Re Mulgave School Foundation

    Re Mulgave School Foundation
    If you make a large gift to a charity, you may have a specific purpose in mind, such as buying equipment for a hospital, building a new church, or funding scholarships in the Faculty of Engineering. Whatever you have in mind, consider whether…
Rank this Week: 583

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/
  • Dec 12

    Rating the Nursing Homes in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

    Rating the Nursing Homes in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
    The official U.S. government website for Medicare provides a tool that allows consumers to compare information about nursing homes. It is called Nursing Home Compare, and contains quality-of-care information on every Medicare- and…
  • Dec 10

    The True Cost of Anti-Psychotics and Tort “Reform”

    The True Cost of Anti-Psychotics and Tort “Reform”
    A recent series of disturbing stories by NPR report finding with objective data what many of us practitioners know already – that in many substandard facilities residents are over medicated with sometimes dangerous medications just to…
  • Dec 4

    Non-Disparagement Clauses: Buying the Silence of Guardian

    Non-Disparagement Clauses: Buying the Silence of Guardian
    I’ve noticed in my practice a dangerous and burgeoning phenomenon. That is, the emergence of non-disparagement clauses for people who know the dangerous secrets of the worst of the worst long-term care facilities. I am finding that the…
Rank this Week: 1638

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Dec 12

    Ford Co. Report Fuels Ageism Trend

    Ford Co. Report Fuels Ageism Trend
    What does it mean to make way for Generation Z? The slogan, “Make Way for Gen Z,” is the “featured” trend in a new report by Ford Motor Company called Ford 15 that  supposedly predicts micro-trends…
  • Dec 11

    Older Women: Goodbye Retirement?

    Older Women: Goodbye Retirement?
    The Labor Force Participation Rate for Americans over the age of 65 – particularly women – has literally skyrocketed in recent years. An analysis by Investing.com shows that since January 2000, the rate of participation in the…
  • Dec 9

    Amazon’s Xmas Gift From U.S. Supreme Court

    Amazon’s Xmas Gift From U.S. Supreme Court
    The nation’s high court ruled unanimously this week that Amazon.com warehouse workers aren’t entitled to pay for the half hour they spend being screened for theft at the end of their work shifts. It’s another…
Rank this Week: 2953

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 12

    Efforts to Decrease Levels of Elder Financial Abuse

    Efforts to Decrease Levels of Elder Financial Abuse
    According to Kiplinger's, elder financial abuse has been named the "crime of the 21st century," and according to a new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, as many as twenty percent of America's elderly population may be…
  • Dec 9

    Developing Efforts to Curb Elderly Addiction

    Developing Efforts to Curb Elderly Addiction
    The increase in the number of elderly Baby Boomers has also meant an increase in the number of seniors abusing medication, other drugs, and alcohol. There are many delicate issues that arise in treating the elderly for addiction. However,…
  • Dec 5

    Focusing on the Caregiver: Seeing the Invisible Patient

    Focusing on the Caregiver: Seeing the Invisible Patient
    Very few caregivers are ever asked by their loved one's doctors or other professionals how they are coping with the care of another. Questions like whether the caregiver is eating properly, exercising, sleeping enough, become depressed, or…
Rank this Week: 1066

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/
  • Dec 12

    Elders Abusing Elders in Nursing Home

    Elders Abusing Elders in Nursing Home
    When we think about nursing home abuse and neglect, most of us imagine a scenario in which a healthcare professional or nursing home employee mistreats an elderly resident. However, a recent study conducted by Cornell University Weill Medical…
  • Dec 3

    Elder Abuse is an Underreported Crime

    Elder Abuse is an Underreported Crime
    Statistics in Southern California suggest that elder abuse is an extremely underreported crime, which means that many older adults suffer injuries while their abuses go unpunished. A recent article in the Los Angeles Daily News reported that…
  • Nov 26

    Lack of Oversight from the California Department of Public Health?

    Lack of Oversight from the California Department of Public Health?
    Earlier this month, the Sacramento Bee ran a story that exposed the lack of oversight from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) when it comes to nursing home abuse allegations. What is going on? According to the article, the CDPH…
Rank this Week: 4399

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

By Ed Fox & Associates.

http://www.chicagonursinghomeabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 12

    Millions of Elderly Abused Each Month Around The World, UN Health Agency Report

    Millions of Elderly Abused Each Month Around The World, UN Health Agency Report
    A sobering report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) this week highlights the systemic levels of abuse that the world's elderly population encounters each month. The United Nations News Centre reported that millions of elderly…
  • Dec 9

    Illinois Nursing Home Employee Hits Resident, Must Appear In Court

    Illinois Nursing Home Employee Hits Resident, Must Appear In Court
    All too often employees of nursing homes throughout the State of Illinois are being accused and even criminally charged with abusing a nursing home resident in their care. Just this last week an employee at the Champaign County Nursing Home…
  • Dec 5

    ILLINOIS NURSING HOME STAFF ACCUSED OF ABUSE

    ILLINOIS NURSING HOME STAFF ACCUSED OF ABUSE
    According to a recent newspaper report, an employee at an Illinois nursing home has been given a notice to appear in court after allegedly striking a 74-year-old resident on November 24, 2014. The employee has been suspended. A State's…
Rank this Week: 3715

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Dec 11

    December is the Time to Talk with Family About Estate Planning

    December is the Time to Talk with Family About Estate Planning
    Which kinds of conversations did you have with your family this Thanksgiving? Weather? Careers? Memories of holidays past? View image | gettyimages.com Those are all staples of any year-end gathering, but allow us to suggest one other topic…
  • Dec 4

    Basic Estate Planning: Tips for Beginner

    Basic Estate Planning: Tips for Beginner
    Estate planning isn’t always a comfortable topic for people to consider, nor is it an easy process to tackle. But it doesn’t have to be insurmountable. #159955157 / gettyimages.com MarketWatch recently published “9 steps to…
  • Nov 27

    Why “Last Will” Really Means “First Step”

    Why “Last Will” Really Means “First Step”
    We call it the “Last Will and Testament.” But when you’re planning your estate, the will is hardly the last thing you need to do. On the contrary, it’s only the beginning. #102070486 / gettyimages.com The New York…
Rank this Week: 759

Law Offices of Richard B.…

Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.rbsllc.com/blog/
  • Dec 10

    Revising Your Estate Plan – Why Now Is a Good Time

    Revising Your Estate Plan – Why Now Is a Good Time
    As 2014 comes to a close, you are likely getting ready for tax season. In preparation for filing your taxes, you are probably taking a look at your overall financial situation, which makes now a good time to consider revising your estate…
  • Dec 9

    What Are the Advantages of Putting Assets into a Trust Instead of Distributing Them Outright?

    What Are the Advantages of Putting Assets into a Trust Instead of Distributing Them Outright?
    When you sit down to create your comprehensive estate plan, you will have a number of important decisions to make. Many of those decisions will relate to the divisions of your estate assets, meaning who will receive which assets. You will…
  • Dec 1

    Estate Planning in Oregon – Incorporating a Business Succession Plan for Your Family Busine

    Estate Planning in Oregon – Incorporating a Business Succession Plan for Your Family Busine
    Estate Planning in Oregon – Incorporating a Business Succession Plan for Your Family Business from Richard Schneider Interestingly, one of the unforeseen side-effects of the 2008 recession was the re-emergence of small family owned…
Rank this Week: 3520

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://yourestatematters.com/blog/
  • Dec 10

    Who Is the Trustee of My Family Wealth Trust?

    Who Is the Trustee of My Family Wealth Trust?
    Like many people, your estate plan may include a number of diverse documents and strategies. Collectively, these documents and strategies provide protection for you and your assets while you are alive and ensure that your loved ones are…
  • Dec 9

    Why Do I Need a Pour Over Will If I Have a Family Wealth Trust?

    Why Do I Need a Pour Over Will If I Have a Family Wealth Trust?
    If you have decided to include a family wealth trust in your overall estate plan you likely made that decision, in part, because using a trust allows your estate to avoid a lengthy and costly probate process. In addition, your family wealth…
  • Nov 18

    Illinois Man Leaves Large Bequests to Actors He Never Met

    Illinois Man Leaves Large Bequests to Actors He Never Met
    In 2013, Ray Fulk, a 71 year old Illinois man, left his half million dollar estate to two actors he had never met. According to the deceased’s estate planning attorney, he left his estates assets to the actors because they were friends…
Rank this Week: 3503

New Jersey Elder Abuse and Neglect…

New Jersey Elder Abuse and Neglect Forum

Covers nursing home / elder abuse law in the State of New Jersey. By Donna Russo.

http://www.njelderabuselaw.com/
  • Dec 9

    Nursing Home Abuse: Bill Introduced To Permit Video Recording In Room

    Nursing Home Abuse: Bill Introduced To Permit Video Recording In Room
    NJ Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto has introduced a bill (A-3883) on November 13, 2014 to permit video cameras and audio recorders in residents’ rooms to help prevent abuse and neglect by nursing home staff members.  The bill…
  • Nov 20

    Today is Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day

    Today is Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day
    The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel has declared November 20th as National Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day.  
  • Nov 13

    Nursing Home Abuse: Understaffing of Nurse

    Nursing Home Abuse: Understaffing of Nurse
    There is a discrepancy as to the nursing staffing levels  between the data collected by Medicare and the self reporting by nursing homes on the government’s public website, Nursing Home Compare.   A new law was enacted…
Rank this Week: 750

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
  • Dec 9

    Special Juvenile Immigrant Statu

    Special Juvenile Immigrant Statu
    Our law office regularly helps clients with family legal transactions, including child custody, prenuptial agreements, family partnerships, and - lately - guardianships based upon a child's dependent status. Today, we are launching our…
  • Dec 5

    Another reason for a living trust: you have 79 heir

    Another reason for a living trust: you have 79 heir
    In Georgia, most estate attorneys recommend use of a will rather than a living trust. Probate in this state is a simple affair, if the will is properly drafted, and living trusts are expensive to manage and administer during life. The…
  • Jul 17

    Probate court deadlines - In re Estate of Loyd

    Probate court deadlines - In re Estate of Loyd
    On Tuesday, the Court of Appeals of Georgia handed down its opinion in In re Estate of Loyd.The details of that case are fairly mundane in the world of probate litigation. A will was challenged on grounds of undue influence by a disinherited…
Rank this Week: 1938

Arizona Senior Law Blog

Arizona Senior Law Blog

Covers topics like Arizona Medicaid, ALTCS, and estate planning. By Jackson White.

http://www.arizonaseniorlaw.com/news/
  • Dec 8

    Timing of ALTCS Application Touchy

    Timing of ALTCS Application Touchy
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Question: My mother lives in an assisted-living facility that costs about $5,000 per month.…
  • Dec 1

    Medical Eligibility is ALTCS Threshold

    Medical Eligibility is ALTCS Threshold
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Question: My mother recently applied for Arizona Long Term Care System aid. She lives in an…
  • Nov 24

    VA Funds Can Alter ALTCS Eligibility

    VA Funds Can Alter ALTCS Eligibility
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Question: My father is on ALTCS and he has resided at an assisted-living facility for about…
Rank this Week: 3423

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/
  • Dec 8

    Nursing Homes Sued for Overmedicating, Defrauding Medicaid

    Nursing Homes Sued for Overmedicating, Defrauding Medicaid
    The New Mexico attorney general recently filed a lawsuit against one of the country's largest nursing home chains, Preferred Care Partners Management Group, for defrauding Medicaid and causing the neglect and mistreatment of residents.…
  • Dec 8

    Nursing Homes Sued for Overmedicating, Defrauding Medicaid

    Nursing Homes Sued for Overmedicating, Defrauding Medicaid
    The New Mexico attorney general recently filed a lawsuit against one of the country's largest nursing home chains, Preferred Care Partners Management Group, for defrauding Medicaid and causing the neglect and mistreatment of residents.…
  • Nov 17

    Country's Worst Nursing Homes Receive Federal Insurance

    Country's Worst Nursing Homes Receive Federal Insurance
    The Center for Public Integrity recently revealed that hundreds of the country's lowest-rated nursing homes are receiving federally-backed, guaranteed mortgages. This assistance is worth billions of dollars, so why is it being given to…
Rank this Week: 4926