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Potter Law Firm Blog

Potter Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.potterestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Oct 1

    Why Do I Need a Power of Attorney?

    Why Do I Need a Power of Attorney?
    In the legal field, powers of attorney are used for various purposes. With a power of attorney, you name someone to act on your behalf in a legally binding manner. The anatomy of a power of attorney involves the grantor or principal, who is…
  • Sep 29

    Should I Use a Corporate Trustee?

    Should I Use a Corporate Trustee?
    Trusts can be very useful for a wide variety of people. Some trusts are used by high net worth individuals who are exposed to the federal estate tax. These would be irrevocable trusts. This type of trust could also be used by people who want…
  • Sep 26

    Is Estate Planning Strictly for Senior Citizens?

    Is Estate Planning Strictly for Senior Citizens?
    People often procrastinate when it comes to estate planning. Studies show that most Americans are not fully prepared, and as you may imagine, younger people are particularly remiss. If you are a younger adult, you may feel as though you will…
Rank this Week: 3523

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/
  • Oct 1

    Nursing Homes and Federal Reporting Requirements for Elder Abuse

    Nursing Homes and Federal Reporting Requirements for Elder Abuse
    Are nursing homes in California abiding by federal regulations for reporting allegations of elder abuse or neglect?  According to a recent report released by the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human…
  • Sep 24

    Elderly Conservatee Rights Violation

    Elderly Conservatee Rights Violation
    A recent article in the Examiner alleges that Scott Phipps of Phisco Fiduciary committed elder abuse against a senior conservatee, Elinor Frerichs.  Elder advocates argue that Scott Phipps kept Frerichs “confined and…
  • Sep 17

    Northern California Nursing Home Sued for Overmedicating Resident

    Northern California Nursing Home Sued for Overmedicating Resident
    Nursing homes in California should take note of the negative publicity surrounding elder abuse and assisted-living facilities in our state.  A recent article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel described serious nursing home abuse…
Rank this Week: 4437

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • Oct 1

    When Do I Need a Special Needs Trust?

    When Do I Need a Special Needs Trust?
    If you have a special needs child or include a special needs individual among you loved ones you undoubtedly worry about how to protect and provide for your child or loved one both now and in the future. Taking care of a special needs child…
  • Sep 29

    How Do I Know If I Have a Bare-Bones Trust or Will?

    How Do I Know If I Have a Bare-Bones Trust or Will?
    You may have heard the terms “bare-bones trust” or “bare-bones Will” before used in a negative context, prompting you to ask yourself “ How do I know if I have a bare-bones trust or Will? ” The answer to…
  • Sep 24

    Medicaid Is Only for the Poor Correct?

    Medicaid Is Only for the Poor Correct?
    Unless you have been a Medicaid recipient in the past, chances are good that you have a number of misconceptions where the program is concerned. For example, you may believe that Medicaid is only for the poor or only covers children. While it…
Rank this Week: 1820

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/
  • Oct 1

    Deathbed Wills Can Be Contested, So Don't Wait To Change Your Plan!

    Deathbed Wills Can Be Contested, So Don't Wait To Change Your Plan!
    If you wish to make an unusual bequest or significantly change your estate plan, do so before its too late and make sure you wishes are clear and communicated in order to reduce the possibility of a challenge.
  • Sep 29

    Keeping Your Estate Plan Up-To-Date

    Keeping Your Estate Plan Up-To-Date
    You should review and possibly update your estate plan any time your life changes significantly.
  • Sep 26

    The Digital Afterlife

    The Digital Afterlife
    In this digital age, it is important to make sure you digital assets are part of your overall estate plan.
Rank this Week: 1354

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/
  • Oct 1

    How to Deal with the Failure to Honor Power of Attorney

    How to Deal with the Failure to Honor Power of Attorney
    Most of us assume that everyone is required to honor a power of attorney if it is presented to them, but that is not always the case.  A power of attorney is often questioned by third parties, such as banks and insurance companies. Many…
  • Sep 18

    Who Should be the Successor Trustee of a Family Trust?

    Who Should be the Successor Trustee of a Family Trust?
    Choosing who should be the successor trustee of a family trust can be a very difficult decision.  The successor trustee will be the person who administers the trust assets after you become incapacitated or die. The successor trustee…
  • Sep 10

    How Important is Estate Liquidity?

    How Important is Estate Liquidity?
    One of the primary goals of estate planning is to help your loved ones after your death, both financially and emotionally. Adequate planning can help minimize the financial burden and stress on those you leave behind. Building liquidity into…
Rank this Week: 3039

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/
  • Oct 1

    Idaho Estate Planning - Make Sure You Know What You're Signing

    Idaho Estate Planning - Make Sure You Know What You're Signing
    I recently completed my estate plan. I signed a power or attorney but I have no idea why I have it or what I'm supposed to do with it.
  • Sep 30

    Idaho Elder Law - Spending Our Children's Inheritance

    Idaho Elder Law - Spending Our Children's Inheritance
    Once people hit retirement, they do not know how long they will live or how long their money will last. Still, the vast majority of retirees with children cling to an intention to leave something behind, even though many of those offspring…
  • Sep 29

    Idaho Estate Planning - There's No iPhone or Android APP For That

    Idaho Estate Planning - There's No iPhone or Android APP For That
    Smartphones sure make lives a lot easier (and, arguably, busier). With a few taps of a screen, individuals can do everything from checking the weather to buying stock to engaging in FaceTime across the world. One individual in Australia…
Rank this Week: 4410

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/
  • Oct 1

    The executor has done nothing for six years. What can a beneficiary do?

    The executor has done nothing for six years. What can a beneficiary do?
    Here is a situation that will sound familiar to many of you - an executor who is doing nothing, while an estate sits, waiting. Is there anything a beneficiary can do? Yes! There are options, as I discuss below. Here is a question I recently…
  • Sep 28

    Joan Rivers teaches lesson about termination of life support

    Joan Rivers teaches lesson about termination of life support
    Lawyers and other advisors who work in estate planning will always urge their clients to set up three main planning documents. Those are the will, the Power of Attorney (dealing with property and finances) and a Health Care Directive. Some…
  • Sep 28

    How much can the trustee of a Henson Trust be paid?

    How much can the trustee of a Henson Trust be paid?
    Thousands of Canadians have been named as the trustee of wills and by extension, the trusts set up in those wills. For many, this may include a Henson Trust. This is a type of trust that is created to set aside funds for a disabled person to…
Rank this Week: 1234

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
  • Oct 1

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 2)

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 2)
    The following is a guest blog post by Jonathan Rubens, a principal at Javid Rubens LLP in San Francisco, which represents clients in business transactions and advises them on data security, privacy, trademark and copyright issues.  With…
  • Sep 29

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 1)

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 1)
    The following is a guest blog post by Jonathan Rubens, a principal at Javid Rubens LLP in San Francisco, which represents clients in business transactions and advises them on data security, privacy, trademark and copyright issues. Attorneys…
  • Sep 26

    Coordinate Your Discovery Method

    Coordinate Your Discovery Method
    Often you can use more than one discovery method to get the same facts or evidence. You can take a pick-and-choose approach to your methodology, or better yet, use a coordinated approach that aims multiple discovery methods at the same…
Rank this Week: 486

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Oct 1

    Re: Your Crappy Lawyer Bio

    Re: Your Crappy Lawyer Bio
    Lee Rosen has a read-worthy post this morning about lawyer biographies (Spoiler: They’re crappy). (Most of what Rosen writes is worth reading, actually. His website is outstanding, and I particularly appreciate his (bifurcated?)…
  • Sep 30

    The First Time I Actually Felt Like a Lawyer

    The First Time I Actually Felt Like a Lawyer
    This is the third installment in my series of “Lawyer Firsts.” The first two have been overtly deprecating and, therefore (I hope), entertaining to anyone. (Not that I had to try too hard to make myself look foolish—I was…
  • Sep 16

    My First Pro Bono Case

    My First Pro Bono Case
    This is the second installment of my first-year lawyer “firsts.” My goal is *to deliberately set* aside some time to look back over my first year as a lawyer. I’m hoping to learn; I’m hoping to be encouraged; and…
Rank this Week: 2883

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 1

    How Do You Choose a Medicare Supplement Insurance Policy?

    How Do You Choose a Medicare Supplement Insurance Policy?
    I know from experience that choosing a Medicare gap insurance policy is complicated and confusing. I recommend you do this through an experienced insurance agent. But if you want to get some good basic information, a private site can…
  • Sep 30

    Sleep Disorders: How to Overcome Them and Get a Better Night’s Rest

    Sleep Disorders: How to Overcome Them and Get a Better Night’s Rest
    In a perfect world, everybody would get 8 blissful hours of restful sleep a night. But as people with sleep disorders know all-too-well, those nighttime hours can be filled with tossing, turning and other issues that can prevent us from…
  • Sep 29

    Featured Link — Apps for Nurse

    Featured Link — Apps for Nurse
    Here’s a interesting site intended for nurses, but helpful for almost anyone. It has a list of smartphone apps that the site believes all nurses should have. I found a few that I added to my phone, and I hope you do ……
Rank this Week: 1317

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
  • Oct 1

    How To Get Your Parents To Accept Help

    How To Get Your Parents To Accept Help
    It is all too frequent: aging parents refusing to get help at home even when it is obvious to everyone else that they need it. #173412073 / gettyimages.com Even when a parent has had a fall or two, he or she will often refuse to have someone…
  • Sep 24

    Some Common Estate Planning Blunder

    Some Common Estate Planning Blunder
    There are lots of mistakes people commonly make when making arrangements for after they die. Here are some of the most common, according to a story in Forbes: Believing estate plans are just for the wealthy. They are for anybody who wants to…
  • Sep 17

    Rivers’s Pets Will Be Taken Care Of

    Rivers’s Pets Will Be Taken Care Of
    Comedian Joan Rivers did a thoughtful job taking care of her family in her will – and didn’t forget her pets. Rivers had a simple estate plan. Unmarried at her death, she left the bulk of her estate to her sole daughter, Melissa,…
Rank this Week: 1186

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/
  • Oct 1

    ADA settlement in behalf of disabled park worker in Las Vega

    ADA settlement in behalf of disabled park worker in Las Vega
    The Justice Department announced today that it has reached a settlement with the City of North Las Vegas, Nevada to resolve allegations that the City violated the ADA by failing to accommodate, and constructively discharging, a Parks…
  • Oct 1

    On the Escalator of An Aging Society?

    On the Escalator of An Aging Society?
    A few days ago I blogged about an article in The Atlantic explaining one person's thinking of 75 being his optimal "old age". In that same issue of The Atlantic is another article--about longevity and 100 year olds--what it will...
  • Sep 30

    A/C-D/C's Malcolm Young has dementia

    A/C-D/C's Malcolm Young has dementia
    AC/DC co-founder, guitarist and songwriter Malcolm Young, whose retirement from the band was announced on Wednesday, has been moved into full-time care in a nursing home facility in Sydney's eastern suburbs specialising in dementia, sources…
Rank this Week: 331

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Oct 1

    Your Estate Plan Will Include These 4 Important Tool

    Your Estate Plan Will Include These 4 Important Tool
    Regardless of where you are in life or what you want to accomplish with your estate plan, everyone who creates a plan in California will likely rely on at least four important tools. These tools will protect most of your important…
  • Sep 30

    Why Estate Planning Attorneys Like What They Do

    Why Estate Planning Attorneys Like What They Do
    Some people are surprised to find out that a lot of estate planning attorneys love going to work every day. This fact can strike people as, at best, counterintuitive, and at worst, downright strange. After all, don’t estate planning…
  • Sep 29

    Estate Planning Tip Sheet

    Estate Planning Tip Sheet
    When you set out to create an estate plan , you and your attorney will work closely to develop an array of tools that will help you accomplish each of your goals. While no two estate plans are identical, the tools you create will have to meet…
Rank this Week: 1010

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Oct 1

    A Tale of Two Plan

    A Tale of Two Plan
    Estate planning attorneys and clients alike are interested in the lives of the famous. But, there is one thing that estate planning attorneys know that their clients probably do not: the type of estate plan you have dictates how much…
  • Sep 29

    The Art of Estate Planning: What to Do With the Client’s Tangible Wealth

    The Art of Estate Planning: What to Do With the Client’s Tangible Wealth
    Art, Antiques, Jewelry, Sports Memorabilia, Books, Wine Collections, Classic Cars, etc… These are all unique assets with unique laws that impact tax planning, estate planning and decision making. You don’t want to let your…
  • Sep 26

    Does Your Company Need A Transfusion?

    Does Your Company Need A Transfusion?
    Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a crystal ball when we hired salespeople? We could gaze past the haze to see into the future determining if the candidate can prospect, cold call, close, self -start and work as part of a team.…
Rank this Week: 3019

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://yourestatematters.com/blog/
  • Oct 1

    How Does an Agent Use a Power of Attorney?

    How Does an Agent Use a Power of Attorney?
    If you have been appointed as an Agent under a Power of Attorney, or POA, you probably have a general idea of what being an Agent means; however, you may also have questions and concerns about your role as Agent. For example, how does an…
  • Sep 25

    When Should I Update or Revise My Estate Plan?

    When Should I Update or Revise My Estate Plan?
    If you have already created a comprehensive estate plan then you know the importance and value in having an estate plan in place which puts you ahead of over half of all Americans. Don’t make the mistake, however, of thinking you are…
  • Sep 24

    Can Your Agent under a Power of Attorney Make a Gift on Your Behalf?

    Can Your Agent under a Power of Attorney Make a Gift on Your Behalf?
    People often include at least one power of attorney among their estate planning documents. When drafted and used properly, a power of attorney, or POA, can be an extremely useful estate planning tool. Unfortunately, people often execute a POA…
Rank this Week: 3530

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Oct 1

    Up-coding as Medicaid Fraud

    Up-coding as Medicaid Fraud
    Westfair Online reported a nursing home will pay $2.2 million to the state and federal governments to settle claims of Medicaid fraud.  Ralex Services Inc., which operates the Glen Island Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation on…
  • Sep 30

    Increase RN Staffing in Nursing Home

    Increase RN Staffing in Nursing Home
    Help Increase RN staffing in Nursing Homes: Ask your Congressperson to Co-sponsor 24-hr RN Bill Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky has introduced a bill  - H.R. 5373 - calling for nursing homes to have a registered nurse (RN) on duty…
  • Sep 29

    Treatment in Nursing Homes Harms 1/3 of its Patient

    Treatment in Nursing Homes Harms 1/3 of its Patient
    A recent NPR article by Ina Jaffe reported on the failing state of the nation’s long term care facility. In the article, Jaffe noted that many of theseshortcomings and harm to patients come from poor training and short staffing; these…
Rank this Week: 94

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Oct 1

    Investing a Trust

    Investing a Trust
    Trustees do not have an easy job. They are required to invest the assets of a Trust, not according to their own needs and investment goals, but according to the needs and investment goals of the Trust beneficiaries. In most states, how a…
  • Sep 30

    Texas History – Do You Know How Many Different Bat Species Live in Texas?

    Texas History – Do You Know How Many Different Bat Species Live in Texas?
    More species of bats live in Texas than any other part of the United States. There are 32 species of bats in Texas. An estimated 1.5 million of Mexican free-tailed bats dwell under the Congress Avenue bridge in Austin
  • Sep 26

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    George Orson Welles (1915-1985) – Actor, Director, Producer & Writer Orson Welles was an American actor, director, writer, and producer who worked extensively in theater, radio, and film. Welles most notable theater production was…
Rank this Week: 777

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/
  • Oct 1

    Free Report: What is a Living Will in California?

    Free Report: What is a Living Will in California?
    A closer look at the estate planning device called a living will. Learn more about California living will in this presentation. Topics covered in this white paper include: Last Wills & Living Trusts Living Wills Consequences of a Lack of…
  • Sep 30

    What Is the Medi-Cal Waiver Program?

    What Is the Medi-Cal Waiver Program?
    When you are looking ahead toward your retirement years, the first segment will be the period of time that they called the golden years. You may look forward to travel, leisure activities, and quality time with your family. This is an…
  • Sep 28

    Will My Heirs Be Forced to Pay Inheritance Taxes in San Jose California?

    Will My Heirs Be Forced to Pay Inheritance Taxes in San Jose California?
    Will My Heirs be Forced to Pay Inheritance Taxes from Roy W. Litherland An inheritance tax is a levied on transfers to each individual non-exempt heir. Learn more about inheritance taxes in San Jose California in this presentation. The post…
Rank this Week: 3512

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Study Links Anxiety Drugs to Alzheimer's Disease

    Study Links Anxiety Drugs to Alzheimer's Disease
    The medical journal BMJ recently released the findings of a new study that links long term use of anxiety drugs to Alzheimer's disease. Previously, reports have been released that tie the long term use of drugs in the sedative-hypnotic…
  • Sep 26

    Addressing and Preventing Elder Abuse in LGBT Seniors Pt. 2

    Addressing and Preventing Elder Abuse in LGBT Seniors Pt. 2
    In part one of this article the statistics and reasoning behind an increased possibility of LGBT elder abuse was discussed. The second part of this article concludes the reasons why LGBT seniors are at a higher risk of elder abuse and what to…
  • Sep 23

    Addressing and Preventing Elder Abuse in LGBT Seniors Pt. 1

    Addressing and Preventing Elder Abuse in LGBT Seniors Pt. 1
    Between two and ten percent of seniors experience some type of elder abuse, and LGBT seniors have additional vulnerabilities that open them up to further opportunities for abuse. Many people believe that elder abuse only pertains to bruises,…
Rank this Week: 1216

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/
  • Sep 30

    Child Unlikely Liable for Parent’s Bill

    Child Unlikely Liable for Parent’s Bill
    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: I am in the process of securing nursing- home placement for my mother. My mother is…
  • Sep 22

    Understanding the Probate Proce

    Understanding the Probate Proce
    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 Q:  My father passed away more than 15 years ago, leaving everything to my mother, who…
  • Sep 16

    How to Secure Disabled Child’s Future

    How to Secure Disabled Child’s Future
    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. Q: I have an adult son with a disability.  He lives on his own, but I have supported…
Rank this Week: 3194

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Sep 30

    It's Time to Call your Estate Planning Attorney when ...

    It's Time to Call your Estate Planning Attorney when ...
    The estate plan that you originally put into place is going to be based on a snapshot, but life itself is more akin to an ongoing motion picture. As a result you would do well to look at estate planning...
  • Sep 25

    Getting Married Again? Talk to a Lawyer

    Getting Married Again? Talk to a Lawyer
    Blended families have become quite typical during our current era, and estate planning for blended families requires certain steps if you want to make sure that everyone's interests are served. When you decide to remarry as a person with…
  • Sep 11

    Veterans Benefit Alert

    Veterans Benefit Alert
    The Veterans Aid & Attendance special pension is in place to help former service members cover their assisted living and home caregiver costs. Unlike the retirement pension the length of service requirement is minimal. One must have…
Rank this Week: 3534

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse

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

http://www.nursinghomeabuse.net/blog/
  • Sep 30

    Senior Care Worker Charged With Nursing Home Abuse of Dementia Patient

    Senior Care Worker Charged With Nursing Home Abuse of Dementia Patient
    A 45-year-old senior care worker from the city of Salisbury, UK has been found guilty of five counts of ill-treatment of a number of elderly dementia patients in a shocking nursing home abuse case.  Agneszkia Sztokmanska was an employee…
  • Sep 23

    Elder Abuse Case Takes A Further Sinister Tone As Family Members Charged With Attempted Murder

    Elder Abuse Case Takes A Further Sinister Tone As Family Members Charged With Attempted Murder
    Two of the five people arrested for elder abuse and neglect in Madison, W. Virginia have now also been charged with attempted murder after a shocking discovery by police officials in the city. Regina Meadows, 41, and Elizabeth Austin,…
  • Sep 16

    Caregiver Charged With Elder Abuse in California

    Caregiver Charged With Elder Abuse in California
    A 42-year-old woman from Salinas, California who was employed to look after an elderly person has pleaded no contest to elder abuse. Daisy Yolanda Ramirez was hired in 2009 but over the course of the following few years Monterey Police...Read…
Rank this Week: 2783

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Sep 30

    RSVP Senior Volunteer Program is up and running again in Essex and Hudson Countie

    RSVP Senior Volunteer Program is up and running again in Essex and Hudson Countie
    The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) was started in the 1970’s as a program of the federal government that was administered by local non-profit organizations all over the USA to provide a way for retired people to continue…
  • Sep 30

    Board of Veterans’ Appeals Grants Service Connection for Conditions Related to TBI

    Board of Veterans’ Appeals Grants Service Connection for Conditions Related to TBI
    On September 22, 2014, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA) granted service connection for an acquired mental health disorder and tinnitus for a Navy veteran.  These disabilities related to documented TBI incidents that…
  • Sep 24

    Ten Years, Three BVA Remands, Grant of Service Connection. What’s next?

    Ten Years, Three BVA Remands, Grant of Service Connection. What’s next?
    Although we were only involved in the claim for the last year, after multiple now-final denials (dating back to the 1960s) and a request to reopen that has been pending over ten years at various levels of the adjudication process, ……
Rank this Week: 1556

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: 3715

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/
  • Sep 30

    4th DCA and Charging Order Protection for Florida LLC

    4th DCA and Charging Order Protection for Florida LLC
    In Florida, a multi member LLC, has asset protection characteristics. Prior to 2011, Florida law was not clear on whether a charging order was the exclusive remedy for a creditor of a member of a multi member LLC. Assets in a Florida multi…
  • Sep 29

    If a person dies intestate what proof must their children show the court to prove they are the heirs to the estate?

    If a person dies intestate what proof must their children show the court to prove they are the heirs to the estate?
    Most Florida probate courts simply accept the information contained in the pleadings that are filed with the court. These pleadings are usually signed "under penalties of perjury". Some courts (such as Citrus Count and Miami-Dade County)…
  • Aug 25

    Estate Planning: Dealing with your digital death instead of before

    Estate Planning: Dealing with your digital death instead of before
    Portland company WebCease is making waves in the probate and estate-planning community by helping attorneys and grieving families locate the deceased's digital accounts. CEO Glenn Williamson aims to be the first to provide this service to…
Rank this Week: 962

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

http://www.cheryldavid.com/blog/
  • Sep 30

    Basic Estate Planning Questions – What Are Estate Taxes in North Carolina?

    Basic Estate Planning Questions – What Are Estate Taxes in North Carolina?
    In this week’s blog post in our ongoing series on basic estate planning questions, we are going to look at estate taxes in North Carolina. As with any other estate planning issue, it’s always important to ask your lawyer about any…
  • Sep 29

    Free Report: Incapacity Planning in North Carolina: Using Specific Tool

    Free Report: Incapacity Planning in North Carolina: Using Specific Tool
    When creating a financial power of attorney, the agent you select must be a capable adult. Alternatively, you can choose an organization to serve as your agent. For example, you might choose your bank, a law firm, or some other capable…
  • Sep 28

    Power of Attorney in North Carolina: More Details and Option

    Power of Attorney in North Carolina: More Details and Option
    Power of Attorney in North Carolina: More Details and Options from Cheryl David Powers of Attorney are not a cure-all, and need to be created as a part of broader, and more comprehensive estate plan. Learn more about power of attorney in…
Rank this Week: 3190

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Sep 30

    What is Ohio Doing About Elder Abuse?

    What is Ohio Doing About Elder Abuse?
    Recently, several people were arrested in Colorado for elder abuse. In most instances, elder abuse charges come when there’s physical abuse of society’s most vulnerable citizens. In this case, the abuse charges came as a result of…
  • Sep 25

    A Different Type Of Will

    A Different Type Of Will
    When you are making preparations for the future financial considerations may be foremost in your mind. Making sure that your family members are provided for after you pass away is extraordinarily important, and the best way of doing so is…
  • Sep 23

    Estate Planning And Pay On Death Account

    Estate Planning And Pay On Death Account
    Probate avoidance is an important part of estate planning, and the term is foreign to a lot of people who are first exposed to it. You have to understand that your Will is not something that is just passed around between family members around…
Rank this Week: 3151

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/
  • Sep 30

    Estate Planning for the Modern Farming Family

    Estate Planning for the Modern Farming Family
    By: Senior Attorney Dan Vu I have always found that farming families are more aware of the importance of proper estate planning than the general population. This is perhaps, because most farmers have a story or two of an estate plan that went…
  • Sep 15

    Cooper certified as elder law specialist

    Cooper certified as elder law specialist
    COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) announced that 19 attorneys have been certified as legal specialists in elder law. The Supreme Court Commission on Certification of Attorneys as Specialists accredited the OSBA to certify…
  • Aug 12

    How a Trust Affects Your Ohio Homestead Exemption

    How a Trust Affects Your Ohio Homestead Exemption
    By Tricia Applegate Do I still qualify for the Homestead Exemption if my home is in a Trust? The short answer is yes, with a few provisions. The State of Ohio states: You are eligible for the homestead exemption if all of the following are…
Rank this Week: 2116

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Sep 30

    What Will Retirement Mean for You?

    What Will Retirement Mean for You?
    No longer do people think of retirement as a time to rest and do nothing. Many people plan to work well into their 70s, seeing retirement as an opportunity to change careers and do something that they truly love doing. Whether it is turning a…
  • Sep 23

    Is It Time for You to Review Your Will?

    Is It Time for You to Review Your Will?
    Many people believe that once they have executed their Will, they need give it no further consideration. Nothing could be further from the truth. People need to make sure their Wills are current and relevant to the circumstances of their…
  • Sep 16

    What to Know Before You Withdraw Your Retirement Fund

    What to Know Before You Withdraw Your Retirement Fund
    The longer you live, the more situations you will encounter where cash would certainly come in handy. Whether you face significant medical expenses, incur debt in an upside-down mortgage, or simply could use more liquidity in terms of assets…
Rank this Week: 3082

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/
  • Sep 30

    To help prevent elder abuse, address caregiver stress as it emerge

    To help prevent elder abuse, address caregiver stress as it emerge
    Elders are among the most vulnerable populations, and they are at special risk for abuse at the hands of their caregivers. Caregiver stress is one of the biggest contributing factors to elder abuse, and stressed-out caregivers are the most…
  • Sep 22

    How to make homes safer for senior

    How to make homes safer for senior
    Older adults who continue to live independently at home will need a safe space in which to live. Making the home safe is essential for preventing injuries. Each year, around 7,000 elderly people die in accidents at home, while millions more…
  • Aug 31

    Eye and smell tests may make early detection of Alzheimer’s possible

    Eye and smell tests may make early detection of Alzheimer’s possible
    Results of four new research trials suggest that changes to the eyes and ability to smell may be valuable in the early detection of Alzheimer’s.  Reports presented at the 2014 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference…
Rank this Week: 3119

Law Offices of Richard B.…

Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.rbsllc.com/blog/
  • Sep 30

    How Do I Know If I Have a Bare Bones Living Trust?

    How Do I Know If I Have a Bare Bones Living Trust?
    Proper estate planning takes time and money. Both of these often cause people to try and cut corners and go the “do-it-yourself” route by using boilerplate forms found online or at local stationary store. Unfortunately, these…
  • Jun 15

    Trustee Duties and Responsibilities : Choosing a Trustee

    Trustee Duties and Responsibilities : Choosing a Trustee
    Trustee Duties and Responsibilities from Richard Schneider Trusts are often used by a wide variety of people to accomplish a wide variety of estate planning goals.The right trustee can add to the overall success of your trust. Learn more…
  • Jun 5

    Estate Planning for the LGBT Community in Oregon

    Estate Planning for the LGBT Community in Oregon
    Until very recently, same-sex couples were denied over 1,000 federal benefits as a result of the definition of marriage found in the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, passed in 1996. Learn how LGBT couples in Oregon should properly approach…
Rank this Week: 3537

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Sep 30

    Do I Lose Control of Property in a Revocable Living Trust?

    Do I Lose Control of Property in a Revocable Living Trust?
    It is important to understand the facts when you are planning your estate, because there are certain misconceptions that can circulate. One of these misconceptions is the notion that you lose direct personal control of assets that you place…
  • Sep 25

    When Does a Power of Attorney Become Effective?

    When Does a Power of Attorney Become Effective?
    A power of attorney is a legally binding device that is used to empower someone else to act on your behalf. When you create a power of attorney, you are called the grantor or principal. The individual that you name to act as your…
  • Sep 23

    What Is a Supplemental Needs Trust?

    What Is a Supplemental Needs Trust?
    There are numerous ways to provide for your loved ones when you are planning your estate. To be optimally prepared, you should carefully consider the life situation of each person that will be receiving an inheritance. Sometimes, a mistake…
Rank this Week: 3407

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Sep 29

    Three Common Estate Planning Misconception

    Three Common Estate Planning Misconception
    There are a number of misconceptions that people sometimes harbor about estate planning, and we would like to take a look at three of them here. 1. Estate planning is not important yet because I’m still relatively young. There is a lot…
  • Sep 26

    Unequal Inheritances: Communicate With Loved One

    Unequal Inheritances: Communicate With Loved One
    In many ways estate planning is a delicate subject, and this is one of the reasons why so many people go through life without an estate plan. Though it is true that some difficult decisions must be made, the sooner you make them the better…
  • Sep 24

    Inheritance Planning After Death of Spouse

    Inheritance Planning After Death of Spouse
    Estate planning is something that is typically done in stages. When you first put a plan in place as a single young adult your income level, your savings and insurance, and your level of responsibility to family members will dictate some of…
Rank this Week: 3489

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Sep 29

    Is the EEOC Finally Noticing Age Discrimination?

    Is the EEOC Finally Noticing Age Discrimination?
    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission  filed its second lawsuit this month alleging age discrimination, indicating a possible uptick in EEOC efforts in this long-neglected area. The lawsuit touches…
  • Sep 22

    The EEOC, Age & the Great Recession

    The EEOC, Age & the Great Recession
    The Great Recession hit older workers like a baseball bat. Older workers were fired and laid off, dumped nto a sea of long-term unemployment, poorly-paid temp or part-time work and into an ill-advised early retirement. Many have not…
  • Sep 4

    New Book: The Legalization of Age Discrimination

    New Book: The Legalization of Age Discrimination
    Even Workers Otherwise Considered to be Young are Vulnerable Why are workers in their 30s, 40s and 50s increasingly experiencing age discrimination? This one of the issues I explore in my new book: Betrayed: The Legalization of Age…
Rank this Week: 2911

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/
  • Sep 29

    What if My Estate Does Not Have Enough Money?

    What if My Estate Does Not Have Enough Money?
    The main goal of any estate plan is to provide for your loved ones, both financially and emotionally, after you die.  However, if your estate does not have enough money, or liquidity, your family may be left with much less than you…
  • Sep 25

    What Is a Family Wealth Trust?

    What Is a Family Wealth Trust?
    Trusts can be very valuable wealth planning instruments, to be used for asset protection as well as safeguarding family wealth.  Trusts can also be used to regulate a younger family member access to property if necessary, while providing…
  • Sep 22

    How to Fund a Living Trust

    How to Fund a Living Trust
    There are many benefits to be gained from creating a living trust.  Some of these benefits include being able to protect certain property for your beneficiaries, reducing estate taxes, planning for your incapacity and avoiding will…
Rank this Week: 1868

The Estate Planning and Wealth…

The Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation Blog for Trusted Advisors

Covers asset protection, estate and gift tax, and wills and trusts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://estateplanning.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 29

    What Happens to My ITunes Account When I Die?

    What Happens to My ITunes Account When I Die?
    In today’s digital world, many clients are beginning to ask questions like, “What happens to my accounts on the Cloud, like my iTunes and Instagram accounts, when I die?” and “Will the executor of my estate have…
  • Aug 13

    Back to School: Health Care Directives and Powers of Attorney for College Student

    Back to School: Health Care Directives and Powers of Attorney for College Student
    As summer draws to a close, millions of young adults will head off to college in the next few weeks.  If one of these is your son or daughter (or you have clients with children in college), do yourself a favor and…
  • Jun 19

    Supreme Court: “Inherited IRAs Not Protected From Creditors in Bankruptcy”

    Supreme Court: “Inherited IRAs Not Protected From Creditors in Bankruptcy”
    Last week, in Clark et ux v. Rameker, Trustee, et al., the United States Supreme Court ruled that funds held in inherited IRAs do not fall within the meaning of the bankruptcy code’s exemption for  ”retirement…
Rank this Week: 3068

The Law Office of Michael…

The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C.

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.mrobinsonlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 28

    What is Probate in New York?

    What is Probate in New York?
    What is Probate in New York? from Michael Robinson When you are planning your estate, you should understand a bit about probate. Learn more about New York probate in this presentation.
  • Sep 23

    What is Estate Planning?

    What is Estate Planning?
    What is Estate Planning? from Michael Robinson When you are planning your estate, you should also prepare for the end of your life. Learn more about New York estate planning in this presentation.
  • Sep 16

    What Is a Payable on Death Account?

    What Is a Payable on Death Account?
    There are many different ways to facilitate future asset transfers, and some of them are more effective than others. Before you make any decisions, you would do well to discuss your options with a licensed estate planning attorney. People…
Rank this Week: 3539

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Sep 28

    A $500,000 Estate Planning Mistake (Part 2)

    A $500,000 Estate Planning Mistake (Part 2)
                    Last week we were talking about Mary, who is losing out on a $500,000 401k her husband left to her in his will.  So, why is the 401k custodian…
  • Sep 21

    A $500,000 Estate Planning Mistake

    A $500,000 Estate Planning Mistake
                    Mary called after her husband, John had died.   She had questions about his will and his 401k.   Mary was John’s second wife…
  • Sep 14

    Can I Leave the House to my Children and not my Spouse? (Part 2)

    Can I Leave the House to my Children and not my Spouse? (Part 2)
                    Last week I was telling you about Sara, who called about her Mom.  Dad left the house to Sara and her sisters but because of something called the…
Rank this Week: 2981

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/
  • Sep 28

    B.C. Court of Appeal Overturns Trial Judgement in Sabey v. Rommel

    B.C. Court of Appeal Overturns Trial Judgement in Sabey v. Rommel
    The British Columbia Court of Appeal overturned the trial judge’s decision to award the plaintiff, Jesse Sabey, the horse farm that had been owned by his friends Kim and Dietrich von Hopffgarten, in Sabey v. Rommel, 2014 BCCA 360.Jesse…
  • Sep 20

    Termination of Statutory Property Guardianship

    Termination of Statutory Property Guardianship
    I have written two previous posts on British Columbia’s new statutory property guardianship legislation and regulation coming into effect on December 1, 2014, the first dealing with the procedures for issuing a certificate of incapacity…
  • Sep 14

    Kimberly Wallis Speaking About Rectification at Okanagan Wills and Trusts CBA Section Meeting

    Kimberly Wallis Speaking About Rectification at Okanagan Wills and Trusts CBA Section Meeting
    My partner Kim Wallis will be speaking this Wednesday, September 17, 2014, on the topic of rectification including the new provision, section 59, in the Wills, Estates and Succession Act on rectification of wills, to the Okanagan Wills and…
Rank this Week: 705

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/
  • Sep 26

    World Elder Abuse Day: Why Bother?

    World Elder Abuse Day: Why Bother?
    Everyone, especially the elderly, deserves to be treated with dignity in a safe environment. Unfortunately, too many older Americans are neglected, abused or exploited. Research indicates that 10 percent of elderly individuals 60 years and…
  • Sep 19

    How Quickly Can Bedsores Develop on a Nursing Home Patient?

    How Quickly Can Bedsores Develop on a Nursing Home Patient?
    Decubitus ulcers, commonly referred to as bedsores or pressure ulcers, develop in individuals that are chair bound or bed bound for an extended period. Many ulcers begin forming in as little as a week when lying or sitting in the same place.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 96

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/
Rank this Week: 142

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/
  • Sep 25

    Rauner Avoids Responsibility in Nursing Home Tragedie

    Rauner Avoids Responsibility in Nursing Home Tragedie
    Trans Healthcare and Trans Health Management, nursing home companies that controls a chain of nursing homes throughout the country seems to be continuously fighting off lawsuits, bad press, and claims of fraud. Bruce Rauner, the candidate for…
  • Sep 19

    End-of-Life Care Needs National Overhaul

    End-of-Life Care Needs National Overhaul
    Most families with loved ones in nursing homes know that our current healthcare system is inadequate for people nearing the end of life. Our nursing homes are understaffed and underfunded, we continue to pour money into treating illnesses…
  • Sep 9

    Proposed Law to Allow Cameras in Nursing Home Resident Room

    Proposed Law to Allow Cameras in Nursing Home Resident Room
    The Illinois Attorney General's Office recently proposed a new law that would allow camera and audio recordings in the private rooms of nursing home residents. The resident would need to consent to the cameras and they or their family would…
Rank this Week: 4851

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 25

    What Is a QTIP Trust?

    What Is a QTIP Trust?
    There is an ideal estate planning solution for every scenario that may exist. Life is not a cookie-cutter affair. People go through life changes, and these changes can require estate plan updates. Various different strategies can be…
  • Sep 23

    What Is an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust?

    What Is an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust?
    If you have reached your financial goals, your work is not done. You may have accumulated wealth, but you have to protect that wealth for the benefit of succeeding generations. The federal estate tax looms large as a source of asset erosion.…
  • Sep 18

    What Are the Components of a Basic Estate Plan?

    What Are the Components of a Basic Estate Plan?
    If you are going through life without an estate plan, you are shirking a basic responsibility. It can seem as though the matter is only relevant to senior citizens, but people of all ages do pass away unexpectedly each and every day. When you…
Rank this Week: 2254

Aging & Law in West Virginia

Aging & Law in West Virginia

Features a case of the week. By West Virginia Senior Legal Aid.

http://seniorlegalaid.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 24

    WVU Festival of Ideas present 97 yr old photojournalist John G. Morri

    WVU Festival of Ideas present 97 yr old photojournalist John G. Morri
    October 8, 2014 7:30 p.m. The Erickson Alumni Center John Godfrey Morris is the most influential photo editor of his generation. His work with Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson, among many other influential photojournalists, can be seen…
  • Sep 15

    Senior Legal Aid's Greatest Hit

    Senior Legal Aid's Greatest Hit
    We've served over 12,000 senior West Virginians over the past 15+ years. We've gotten questions about a broad variety of civil legal issues: consumer, healthcare, landlord/tenant, home ownership, family law, planning for incapacity,…
  • Aug 15

    Happy 10th Birthday, Aging & Law in WV Blawg!

    Happy 10th Birthday, Aging & Law in WV Blawg!
    Make a wish, blow out the candles, we've reached the double digits! It's hard to believe it's been 10 years that we've had this blawg going, but here we are. Looking forward to the next 10! Thank you to every reader, and special thanks to our…
Rank this Week: 1709

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/
  • Sep 24

    Signs and Symptoms of Nursing Home Abuse

    Signs and Symptoms of Nursing Home Abuse
    What You Should Know About Nursing Home or Elder Abuse It is estimated that there are more than half a million reports of elderly abuse every year in the U.S., not to mention millions of cases that go unreported. Nursing...
  • Sep 23

    Discussing the Legality of Nursing Home Surveillance

    Discussing the Legality of Nursing Home Surveillance
    It is difficult to ignore the continuous flow of headlines regarding nursing home abuse. It has become a prevalent issue across the U.S. However, imagine the number of cases that go unreported. Many times incidents of abuse and neglect are...
  • Sep 22

    Tips for Choosing the Right Nursing Home for Your Elderly Loved One

    Tips for Choosing the Right Nursing Home for Your Elderly Loved One
    Selecting a nursing home for your loved one is a difficult decision. It is not easy to trust someone else or a stranger to meet the needs of your mother, father, spouse, or family member. Here is a list of...
Rank this Week: 3855