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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 29

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County
    The News-Gazette recently reported on an investigation conducted by the CU-CitizenAccess group in the Department of Journalism at the University of Illinois. This group researched and investigated 81 nursing homes across Illinois, and found…
  • Dec 26

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley
    We recently posted about the disappointing record attributed to nursing home facilities in Sauk Valley by a nursing home watchdog and advocacy group. In Dixon County, for example, a nursing home was cited after failing to properly observe a…
  • Dec 23

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard
    Illinois has had a fairly mixed record as a state when it comes to the quality of care at its nursing homes, and unfortunately ranks toward the bottom of the list closer to the likes of Texas and Oklahoma. Case in point, a recent report by an…
Rank this Week: 300

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/
  • Apr 20

    Nursing Home Nurse Arrested for Stealing Narcotics from Facility's Pain Medication Supply

    Nursing Home Nurse Arrested for Stealing Narcotics from Facility's Pain Medication Supply
    A supervising nurse at the Campbell Hall Rehabilitation Center has been arrested for stealing narcotics from the emergency supply cabinet at the nursing home. Terri Stephens-Traverse was the supervising nurse at the Campbell Hall…
  • Apr 16

    Attorney General Schneiderman Cracks Down on Medicaid Fraud

    Attorney General Schneiderman Cracks Down on Medicaid Fraud
    The New York State Office of the Attorney General is responsible for investigating and prosecuting a vast quantity of crimes in the state of New York. While many of the more widely publicized investigations involve drug distribution and…
  • Apr 16

    New York Disability Nonprofit to Repay $363,000 due to Medicaid Fraud

    New York Disability Nonprofit to Repay $363,000 due to Medicaid Fraud
    New York's state Medicaid system is designed to provide health care-related services to some of New York's most vulnerable populations. One such population is people with developmental disabilities. The Office for People with Developmental…
Rank this Week: 1958

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Apr 20

    Work Within a Long-Term Financial Plan

    Work Within a Long-Term Financial Plan
    Some people say that they are not in a position to plan ahead for retirement. Their take on things is that it is challenging to get by day to day and week by week, and they simply don’t have large amounts of money to set aside for…
  • Apr 15

    Planning for Family Members With Special Need

    Planning for Family Members With Special Need
    Each family is unique, and as a result estate planning is not a cookie-cutter affair. On the one hand there is the matter of preparing your assets for eventual distribution. The best way to proceed will vary on a case-by-case basis. Some…
  • Apr 13

    Military Retirement Benefits for Surviving Spouse

    Military Retirement Benefits for Surviving Spouse
    Retirement planning as a member of the United States Armed Forces can be a rather pleasant experience because you have a very clear-cut path to financial security. This is largely because of the fact that veterans are entitled to a retirement…
Rank this Week: 2924

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/
Rank this Week: 329

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Apr 20

    DIC Claim Appeal and Administrative Efficiency – St. Paul Pension Management Center

    DIC Claim Appeal and Administrative Efficiency – St. Paul Pension Management Center
    Last week, the St. Paul Pension Management Center granted on appeal the surviving spouse of a veteran Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC).  The issue on appeal involved a dependency status question when the marriage lasted…
  • Apr 15

    Unpublished Opinion from Fed. Cir. Addressing Lack of “Class Relief” Under Title 38

    Unpublished Opinion from Fed. Cir. Addressing Lack of “Class Relief” Under Title 38
    Last week, we published a short article concerning the Yale Veterans Clinic’s petition under the All Writs Act in Monk v. McDonald.  In the ensuing week, numerous websites have published articles about this petition, to…
  • Apr 15

    Family Estate Planning to Protect Children with Special Needs (part II)

    Family Estate Planning to Protect Children with Special Needs (part II)
    Parents of children with special needs are typically aware that their child may need to be financially eligible for important governmental programs through Medicaid, SSI or the DDD. Under these programs, there is an limit on the amount of…
Rank this Week: 3526

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/
  • Apr 20

    Improve Your Chance for an "Ace" in Retirement Planning

    Improve Your Chance for an "Ace" in Retirement Planning
    Prior to retirement, you should seek financial and legal advice to ensure you are prepared for what’s to come.
  • Apr 17

    Think About Long-Term Care

    Think About Long-Term Care
    Long term care insurance can be a helpful tool to ensure proper care as you age.  
  • Apr 15

    When DIY Estate Planning Goes Wrong

    When DIY Estate Planning Goes Wrong
    DIY estate planning may offer you cheap forms to complete, however, what they lack is the knowledge and services of an experienced attorney to make sure the plan is done correctly.
Rank this Week: 1218

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
  • Apr 20

    6 Things to Know About Interrogatory Response

    6 Things to Know About Interrogatory Response
    So, you’ve been hit with interrogatories. Before you start working on responses, review these 6 points. 1. You have a duty to respond. A party who has been served with interrogatories under CCP §§2030.010–2030.410 has a…
  • Apr 17

    Divorce Papers Served by Facebook: Cold or Practical?

    Divorce Papers Served by Facebook: Cold or Practical?
    Calling social media “the next frontier in the developing law of the service of process over the internet,” a New York judge has allowed service of divorce papers via Facebook private messaging. This is either a cold invasion of…
  • Apr 15

    Who’s an Independent Contractor in the New Economy?

    Who’s an Independent Contractor in the New Economy?
    Deciding whether to treat workers as employees or independent contractors is tricky in general and even more so in the context of the new so-called sharing economy. In recent decisions, courts have refused to resolve whether the drivers for…
Rank this Week: 1720

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 20

    FDA Weighs Safety of Testosterone Supplementation

    FDA Weighs Safety of Testosterone Supplementation
    On the front of its Personal Journal section, the Wall Street Journal reports that the FDA is weighing the safety of testosterone supplementation in older men. Currently, about 50 percent of patients filling prescriptions for…
  • Apr 17

    Lawsuit Over Woman’s Assisted Living Death May Affect Industry Standard

    Lawsuit Over Woman’s Assisted Living Death May Affect Industry Standard
    The Green Bay (WI) Press-Gazette reported that the family of Delores Wiersum has filed a lawsuit against ThedaCare after the woman “froze to death while locked outside her Appleton assisted living home.” According to…
  • Apr 16

    Two New Studies Consider the Risk of Power Morcellator

    Two New Studies Consider the Risk of Power Morcellator
    The Wall Street Journal reports that several new studies are adding to the scrutiny of laparoscopic power morcellators and the possibility that they could potentially spread hidden cancers when used. Researchers from the University…
Rank this Week: 4112

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Apr 20

    Marijuana and the Elderly

    Marijuana and the Elderly
    In Honor of National 4/20 Day There are many divisions in our nation, one of the biggest being the debates over legalized marijuana. Regardless of where you stand, there are many reasons as to why people feel the way they do. For some, the…
  • Apr 17

    Legal Guardianship in Ohio

    Legal Guardianship in Ohio
    Legal Guardianship in Ohio from Barry H Zimmer A person, association or corporation appointed by the Ohio probate court to be legally responsible for an incompetent person and/or the person’s property. Learn more about Legal…
  • Apr 16

    The Role of Your Power of Attorney

    The Role of Your Power of Attorney
    A power of attorney is a powerful legal document that protects you, requires careful consideration and a healthy dose of trust. You want to choose wisely, but you also don’t want anyone to challenge your final wishes. There are several…
Rank this Week: 3492

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/
  • Apr 20

    How Can Same-Sex Partners Make Medical Decisions for One Another?

    How Can Same-Sex Partners Make Medical Decisions for One Another?
    Most heterosexual married couples take for granted the rights and privileges they enjoy in the United States.  They have come to expect that, as spouses, they will be allowed to visit each other in the hospital, and to make decisions…
  • Apr 16

    Traditional or Roth IRA?

    Traditional or Roth IRA?
    Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are common financial instruments used in retirement planning. They allow you to prepare for your future retirement. There are different kinds of retirement accounts, with different requirements and…
  • Apr 6

    Special Needs Planning During a Divorce

    Special Needs Planning During a Divorce
    As much as all married couples hope it doesn’t happen, divorce is a reality for many.  According to the American Journal of Sociology, Arkansas ranked second in the United States among states with the highest divorce rates last…
Rank this Week: 2973

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

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

http://www.malmanlaw.com/malman-law-injury-blog
  • Apr 20

    Five Tips for Safe Driving This Spring

    Five Tips for Safe Driving This Spring
    Whether you are commuting to work or driving to your spring vacation spot, now that winter is over you will likely see an increase in the number of cars on the road. Here are five tips to help you stay safe in the driver’s seat this…
  • Apr 16

    Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    Distracted Driving Awareness Month
    Resulting in more than 3,000 deaths and nearly half a million injuries each year, distracted driving is an epidemic that needs to be addressed. With teens and adults alike talking, texting, and engaging in other activities behind the wheel,…
  • Apr 9

    What to Expect from a Birth Injury Claim

    What to Expect from a Birth Injury Claim
    Learning that your newborn has suffered a birth-related injury can be traumatic, especially if the injury could have been avoided. Sadly, approximately seven of every 1,000 babies born in the U.S. suffer a birth injury of one form or another…
Rank this Week: 2802

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Apr 20

    Age Takes the Lead as a Negative in Politic

    Age Takes the Lead as a Negative in Politic
    An interesting societal shift seems to have pushed age (70 and above) into the undesirable position of  the most negative characteristic for a political candidate. A Pew Research Center poll last year found that 55…
  • Apr 14

    Marco Rubio’s Divisive Generational Politic

    Marco Rubio’s Divisive Generational Politic
    Senator  Marco Rubio, the 43-year-old Republican from Florida, began his campaign for the American presidency this week with a calculated and divisive generational attack. He implies that America’s 77 million baby boomers…
  • Apr 10

    Obama’s Policy on Aging – Be Positive!

    Obama’s Policy on Aging – Be Positive!
    The White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) issued its first “policy brief” Friday afternoon, addressing the issue of  “healthy aging.” Get ready for news of a truly momentous policy announcement…
Rank this Week: 3069

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Apr 20

    Having the Tough “Talk” with Your Aging Parent

    Having the Tough “Talk” with Your Aging Parent
    Having the difficult “talk” with your aging parents about elderly living arrangements, end-of-life care, and finances during retirement is one discussion most people would rather put off as long as possible. Putting off this talk…
  • Apr 10

    Estate Planning 101

    Estate Planning 101
    Deciding how to divide your assets and making sure your loved ones receive what you want them to have can be a simple matter. However, this is only possible if you understand the process of estate planning and where to begin. On the other…
  • Apr 1

    Estate Planning in a Second Marriage

    Estate Planning in a Second Marriage
    Second marriages and blended families can be a challenge. Now that you are ready to plan your estate, the challenges continue. How do you divide an estate equally among the constellation of heirs titled “His, Hers, and Ours?”…
Rank this Week: 3257

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Apr 20

    Estate Planning and Funerals of the Future

    Estate Planning and Funerals of the Future
    Recent research indicates Baby Boomer women are arranging 76% of funerals. Are your female clients ready to tackle the tasks associated with making funeral plans and handling estate follow-up tasks after a death? At the recent International…
  • Apr 17

    Are You Thinking Big?

    Are You Thinking Big?
    One of my favorite quotes from Nelson Mandela is: “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” He poses a very cerebral and serious question.…
  • Apr 15

    How to Practice in Estate Planning, Part 2

    How to Practice in Estate Planning, Part 2
    This is the second in a series of blogs on How to Practice in Estate Planning. I’ll sprinkle this series in among my typical timely blogs. This series is designed for attorneys who are currently practicing in another field and wish to…
Rank this Week: 306

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Apr 20

    LPN Steals Narcotic

    LPN Steals Narcotic
    Cleveland.com had an article about a nursing home nurse who is charged with stealing prescription painkillers from two nursing homes.  Kassidy K. Scalia is charged with seven counts of illegally processing drug documents and four counts…
  • Apr 19

    Sexual Assault Conviction

    Sexual Assault Conviction
    Antonia Nieto has been convicted on two counts of first-degree sexual assault on an at-risk adult and one count of unlawful sexual contact on an at-risk adult. Nieto worked at Broomfield Skilled Nursing where he assaulted two patients, a 73…
  • Apr 18

    Owner Steals to Buy Crack

    Owner Steals to Buy Crack
    WRAL reported that Victoria Diane White, owner of the North Carolina nursing home Miracle Restoration, was arrested after stealing $250 from a resident’s bank account to buy gasoline, which she traded for crack cocaine and other drugs.…
Rank this Week: 62

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/
  • Apr 20

    Compliance, Compliance, Compliance (a CCRC gets trapped by Medicare Rules)

    Compliance, Compliance, Compliance (a CCRC gets trapped by Medicare Rules)
    Whenever I look at national programs on "hot topics" in healthcare law, I'm seriously impressed by the number of offerings on regulatory compliance issues connected to Medicare and Medicaid payments. There are abundant reasons for…
  • Apr 20

    Updates on the 2015 White House Conference on Aging

    Updates on the 2015 White House Conference on Aging
    The 2015 White House Conference on Aging held two more regional forums, one in Phoenix and one in Seattle. There are two regional forums left, one in Cleveland on April 27 and one in Boston on May 28. As well,...
  • Apr 17

    Day 7 Report from the Iowa Sexual Assault/Dementia Trial

    Day 7 Report from the Iowa Sexual Assault/Dementia Trial
    On April 17, the trial continued in State of Iowa v. Henry Rayhons. The evidence included: Testimony by a Des Moines geriatrician, Robert Bender: Testified as an expert witness for the defense to explain that Alzheimer's patients often retain…
Rank this Week: 512

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 19

    Second Marriage – Happily Ever After? (Part 2)

    Second Marriage – Happily Ever After? (Part 2)
                    Last week I was telling you about George and Mary.  Mary has dementia and may soon need nursing home care.   George had gone to an elder…
  • Apr 12

    Second Marriage – Happily Ever After?

    Second Marriage – Happily Ever After?
                    George called me because his wife, Mary wasn’t doing well.  She has dementia and he is facing the prospect of needing long term care for…
  • Apr 5

    Confusing Medicaid with Other Government Programs (Part 2)

    Confusing Medicaid with Other Government Programs (Part 2)
                    Last week I was telling you about the call I received from Lou.  His dad had been living in senior housing but now needs nursing home care. …
Rank this Week: 3176

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

http://www.cheryldavid.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    North Carolina Medicaid Planning: Basic Issues, Questions and Concept

    North Carolina Medicaid Planning: Basic Issues, Questions and Concept
    North Carolina Medicaid Planning: Basic Issues, Questions and Concepts from Cheryl David Medicaid plans are designed to pay for the costs associated with long-term residential care costs that typically arise as people get older. Learn more…
  • Jan 24

    Pet Planning in North Carolina: Crafting an Effective Pet Trust

    Pet Planning in North Carolina: Crafting an Effective Pet Trust
    Pet Planning in North Carolina: Crafting An Effective Pet Trust from Cheryl David A trust cannot operate without having property it can use to pay the pet’s expenses. The property you choose to transfer to the trust is known as the…
  • Jan 19

    Pet Planning in North Carolina: Your Pet’s Future Without You

    Pet Planning in North Carolina: Your Pet’s Future Without You
    Pet Planning in North Carolina: Your Pet's Future Without You from Cheryl David A pet plan is a part of an estate plan that provides for the needs of your pets in the event you die or become incapacitated. Learn more about pet planning in…
Rank this Week: 3484

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers estate planning, probate, guardianship and elder law issues.

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    National Healthcare Decisions Day: Why Planning Ahead Matter

    National Healthcare Decisions Day: Why Planning Ahead Matter
    If you were in an accident today or became suddenly sick and couldn’t speak for yourself, would your family know your healthcare wishes? Would they know for certain what you would want the hospital and doctors to do? And would they be…
  • Apr 2

    Digital Assets Part I: Facebook’s Legacy Contact – A Step in the Right Direction

    Digital Assets Part I: Facebook’s Legacy Contact – A Step in the Right Direction
    Up until recently, your loved ones and even the executor (or “Personal Representative”) of your estate would be denied access to your Facebook account after your death. To address the issues this created, Facebook has…
  • Mar 24

    Movies About Estate Planning: Alive Inside

    Movies About Estate Planning: Alive Inside
    Alive Inside is another captivating movie about a subject that regularly touches our practice as estate planners: dementia. This documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music and Memory, as he…
Rank this Week: 4133

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://yourestatematters.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    Veterans Administration Benefits, Nursing Homes, and Other Elder Care Option

    Veterans Administration Benefits, Nursing Homes, and Other Elder Care Option
    Qualified veterans can take advantage of several different programs if they need to stay in a nursing home, elder care center, or require other forms of long-term care. Many veterans aren’t aware that the Veterans Administration…
  • Apr 15

    Do My Assets Get a Step Up in Basis If They Are in My Trust When I Die?

    Do My Assets Get a Step Up in Basis If They Are in My Trust When I Die?
    If you have worked hard all your life and plan to gift your hard earned assets to loved ones when you die it is always best to plan ahead by creating a comprehensive estate plan. When you gift assets to someone there are issues that need to…
  • Apr 8

    What Is the Difference between SSDI and SSI?

    What Is the Difference between SSDI and SSI?
    At some point in your life, you or someone you love may become disabled. A disability often creates a financial hardship along with the emotional and physical toll the disability takes on the victim. Fortunately, there are two federal…
Rank this Week: 2910

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/
  • Apr 17

    California Begins Clearing Nursing Home Complaint Backlog

    California Begins Clearing Nursing Home Complaint Backlog
    Over the past year, elderly California residents and their family members have been made all too aware that, if they file elder abuse complaints, the Department of Public Health isn’t likely to respond in a timely manner. However,…
  • Apr 8

    Learning More About Elder Abuse Investigation

    Learning More About Elder Abuse Investigation
    How, exactly, do elder abuse investigations work? After national news that Harper Lee, the famous author of To Kill A Mockingbird, might have been the victim of elder abuse, an article in Slate provided an in-depth look into investigations…
  • Apr 2

    Pilot Program for Elder Abuse Victim

    Pilot Program for Elder Abuse Victim
    When older adults become victims of elder abuse in their own homes, do they have any options to escape the violence? According to a recent article in the Orange County Register, more elderly adults are reporting that they’ve been the…
Rank this Week: 1273

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: 4158

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Free Report: Do I Pay Oklahoma Taxes When Someone Leaves Me Money?

    Free Report: Do I Pay Oklahoma Taxes When Someone Leaves Me Money?
      You are not required to report an inheritance as income for income tax purposes, but there are transfer taxes that can be applicable. Topics covered in this white paper include: Income Taxes Federal Estate Tax State-level Estate Tax…
  • Apr 16

    Free Report: What Is the Annual Gift Tax Exclusion in Oklahoma?

    Free Report: What Is the Annual Gift Tax Exclusion in Oklahoma?
      The annual gift tax exclusion allows you to give up to $14,000 to any number of gift recipients within a calendar year free of the gift tax. Topics covered in this white paper include: Additional Gift Tax Exclusions Lifetime Unified…
  • Apr 16

    Free Report: What are the Drawbacks of Probate in Oklahoma?

    Free Report: What are the Drawbacks of Probate in Oklahoma?
      There are some considerable drawbacks that come along with the probate process; let’s take a look at three of these pitfalls. Topics covered in this white paper include: Privacy Lost Probate Expenses The Waiting Game Probate…
Rank this Week: 3489

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate topics in New York. By the Law Offices of Roman Aminov.

http://www.aminovlaw.com
  • Apr 16

    Opening a Safe Deposit Box After Death in NY

    Opening a Safe Deposit Box After Death in NY
    I often receive phone calls from clients who had recently lost a loved one and, among other things, are confused about how to access the decedent’s safe deposit box. A common concern is that the loved one kept their last will in the…
  • Mar 9

    Frequently Asked Probate Question

    Frequently Asked Probate Question
    As a probate lawyer, I am often asked many important questions about the probate process. I have decided to make a list of some of the most frequent questions in an effort to help people understand the process better. What is Probate? Probate…
  • Jan 27

    Spending Down Assets to Qualify for Medicaid Nursing Home Care

    Spending Down Assets to Qualify for Medicaid Nursing Home Care
    Medicaid nursing home care is a means-based program, which means that the government looks at your income and assets to determine eligibility. Since you can’t gift away your assets and qualify for nursing home care for up to 5 years,…
Rank this Week: 1290

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    New York DFS Issues Guidelines about Elder Financial Exploitation

    New York DFS Issues Guidelines about Elder Financial Exploitation
    In late February, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) issued guidelines to financial institutions located within the state regarding prevention of elder financial exploitation. The guidelines were issued to remind banks…
  • Apr 13

    Department of Veterans Affairs Proposes New Pension Rule

    Department of Veterans Affairs Proposes New Pension Rule
    In January, the Department of Veterans Affairs proposed new regulations regarding when and how a veteran is entitled to the VA pension. The proposed regulations have sparked considerable controversy and outrage over the potential penalties…
  • Apr 10

    Tech Elite Plans to Reinvent Elder Care

    Tech Elite Plans to Reinvent Elder Care
    Some of the country's tech elite are coming together to use their companies' technology, entrepreneurial spirit, and tech savvy to improve home care for the elderly across America. Big names such as Apple's Ron Johnson, former Senator Bob…
Rank this Week: 2073

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Apr 16

    When Killers Attempt to Inherit from Their Victims’ Will

    When Killers Attempt to Inherit from Their Victims’ Will
    You probably remember at least one episode of “Murder, She Wrote” in which somebody offs their relatives in the hopes of claiming a sweet inheritance under their life insurance or a will. It’s been a favorite plotline for…
  • Apr 9

    Can Nursing Homes Go After Your Trusts to Pay Their Bills?

    Can Nursing Homes Go After Your Trusts to Pay Their Bills?
    Nursing homes are expensive. The same goes for just about any kind of senior assistance or long-term care. So how are elderly people of modest means supposed to cope? A recent Gannett article lays out the three basic options: Get the…
  • Apr 2

    Most Business Owners Don’t Have Estate Plans, But They Should

    Most Business Owners Don’t Have Estate Plans, But They Should
    It’s no secret that the majority of people aren’t as proactive as they should be when it comes to estate planning. In fact, most Americans who should have at least a will don’t. But if there’s one group that you would…
Rank this Week: 2057

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/
  • Apr 16

    Idaho Estate Planning - Long Term Care for Veteran

    Idaho Estate Planning - Long Term Care for Veteran
    Pension with Aid and Attendance. This is the most widely known benefit and offers the highest possible monthly payment. It provides benefits for a veteran or surviving spouse who requires the attendance of another person to assist in…
  • Apr 15

    Idaho Veterans - It's Difficult for Vets to Use Housing Voucher

    Idaho Veterans - It's Difficult for Vets to Use Housing Voucher
    In an article today the Idaho Statesman reporter Anna Webb touched on the difficulty homeless veterans face when trying to use rent vouchers to secure a place to live. In the article Ms. Webb states: "Safe, affordable housing is tough…
  • Apr 14

    Idaho Estate Planning - Could You Inherit a Debt?

    Idaho Estate Planning - Could You Inherit a Debt?
    It’s not that easy for some family members to discuss debt issues, especially older Americans who hoped for better at the end of their lives. Even so, parents and their adult children or spouses should thoroughly talk about any outstanding…
Rank this Week: 416

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    When Would I Use a Special Needs Trust?

    When Would I Use a Special Needs Trust?
    The estate planning toolkit is extensive, and there is the right tool for the right job as it were. You should carefully consider the life situation of the people that will be inheriting assets from you, and you should utilize the ideal…
  • Apr 14

    Can I Give Gifts to Avoid the Estate Tax?

    Can I Give Gifts to Avoid the Estate Tax?
    People who are in possession of considerable resources must be cognizant of the potential impact of the federal estate tax. This tax is currently applicable on asset transfers that exceed $5.43 million. This figure is called the estate tax…
  • Apr 13

    Free Report: What Is an Elder Law Attorney in North Dakota

    Free Report: What Is an Elder Law Attorney in North Dakota
    Different attorneys typically focus on different respective areas of the law. One area that is very important at the present time is the elder law specialty. Elder law is the area of the law that focuses on legal matters that are of…
Rank this Week: 2965

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/
  • Apr 16

    What you should know about myRA account

    What you should know about myRA account
    MyRA accounts are a new type of government-backed starter retirement savings account, designed for people whose employers do not offer retirement accounts. As of now, anyone who has direct deposit for their paycheck can sign up and start…
  • Apr 13

    Increasing number of American retirees affected by student loan

    Increasing number of American retirees affected by student loan
    A record number of older adults now carry student loan debt, and the phenomenon is still growing: people over 60 are in the fastest growing age group for college debt, according to a report from The New York Times. A record 2.2 million people…
  • Mar 26

    Many employers provide back-up elder care

    Many employers provide back-up elder care
    Hundreds of New York employers provide back-up elder care, designed to help employees stay at work when an unexpected problem arises with elder care. Employees who have registered for back-up elder care can call a care organization when they…
Rank this Week: 3179

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    How Long Does the Probate Process Take in South Carolina?

    How Long Does the Probate Process Take in South Carolina?
    At some point in your life you will likely be involved in the probate process in some capacity. You may be appointed as the executor in someone’s Last Will and Testament, named as a beneficiary by a decedent, or be a creditor of an…
  • Apr 14

    What Is the Annual Gift Tax Exclusion?

    What Is the Annual Gift Tax Exclusion?
    Although the primary goal of your estate plan will likely be to provide a roadmap for the division of your estate assets upon your death, you will likely choose to include additional goals in your estate plan as well, such as tax avoidance.…
  • Apr 2

    What Is Capital Gains Tax?

    What Is Capital Gains Tax?
    In the United States it often seems as though just about everything is taxed. It seems that way because the truth is that just about everything is potentially taxed! It should come as no surprise then to find that tax avoidance is a common…
Rank this Week: 3433

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/
  • Apr 16

    Can My Spouse Use My Estate Tax Exclusion After I Die?

    Can My Spouse Use My Estate Tax Exclusion After I Die?
    There is a federal estate tax exclusion that exists as the line in the sand that divides the people who are exposed to the tax from those who are exempt. If the value of your estate does not exceed the amount of this exclusion, you are exempt…
  • Apr 14

    Will Medicare Cover Everything?

    Will Medicare Cover Everything?
    Retirement is not something that will automatically fall into your lap. Yes, if you worked steadily throughout your life, you will qualify for Social Security and Medicare. However, careful retirement planning is important if you want to…
  • Apr 9

    What Is Estate Administration?

    What Is Estate Administration?
    There is a good bit of business that must be conducted after you pass away so that your estate planning wishes can become a reality.  This is the process of estate administration, and you should take this process into consideration when…
Rank this Week: 1750

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller
  • Apr 15

    Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts – Do I Still Need Mine?

    Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts – Do I Still Need Mine?
    Recent changes to the tax laws that went into effect after the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2013 have caused many taxpayers to review and modify their existing estate plans. One estate planning tool that many people are…
  • Apr 14

    Texas History – Do You Know By What Treaty the U.S. Formally Relinquished All Claims to Texas?

    Texas History – Do You Know By What Treaty the U.S. Formally Relinquished All Claims to Texas?
    The Adams-Onis Treaty of 1819 was a treaty between the United States and Spain that gave Florida to the U.S. and set out a boundary between the U.S. and New Spain (now Mexico). It settled a standing border dispute between the two countries…
Rank this Week: 3434

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/
  • Apr 15

    New Report Suggests Ways for Elderly to Stay Mentally Sharp

    New Report Suggests Ways for Elderly to Stay Mentally Sharp
    Placing someone in a long-term care facility is a very difficult decision to make. Many times, this decision is not due to physical limitations, but mental ones. Older folks who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s may be physically…
  • Mar 20

    New Article Slams Harborview Nursing Home for Rodent

    New Article Slams Harborview Nursing Home for Rodent
    Harborview, a defendant in a case we took to trial last year, is back in the news.  During the trial, the ownership and management spoke of the facility in glowing terms – terms that were contradicted by state inspections and other…
  • Mar 5

    When on Antibiotics in Nursing Home or Hospital Watch for Diarrhea – It Could Be C-Diff

    When on Antibiotics in Nursing Home or Hospital Watch for Diarrhea – It Could Be C-Diff
    One of the most common illnesses I see in nursing homes is C-Diff – a bacteria that can cause severe dehydration or death.  C-Diff is most common in nursing homes and hospitals, and 80% of fatalities from C-Diff are in people over…
Rank this Week: 1257

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/
  • Apr 15

    Nursing Home Neglect: Nursing Homes May Not Provide Quality Short Term Rehabilitation Care

    Nursing Home Neglect: Nursing Homes May Not Provide Quality Short Term Rehabilitation Care
    The New York Times published an article on April 14, 2015 “In Race for Medicare Dollars, Nursing Home Care May Lag”.  The article discusses the recent trend that nursing homes are now offering short term rehabilitation. …
  • Apr 14

    Nursing Home Abuse: Choking

    Nursing Home Abuse: Choking
    A Connecticut nursing home was fined after a resident, who was supposed to receive a pureed diet, was given a tray of chopped and not pureed food.  The nurse’s aide had mistakenly given the wrong tray to the resident.  The…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1560

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/
  • Apr 15

    Crash victim's will made all the difference - Saanich New

    Crash victim's will made all the difference - Saanich New
    When I talk to people who don't have wills and I ask them why they haven't made one yet, I get a variety of answers. The one I hear the most is that people plan to make wills "later", when they are older, or sick, or injured. They…
  • Apr 15

    Iowa politician charged with sexual assault after sex with his wife who had Alzheimer

    Iowa politician charged with sexual assault after sex with his wife who had Alzheimer
    The National Post is carrying a story about Henry Rayhons of Iowa. Mr. Rayhons, who is 78, is charged with sexual assault after allegedly having sex with his wife while her Alzheimer's disease was so severe that she could not have consented…
  • Apr 14

    Uh oh. I didn't file estate tax returns. Now what?

    Uh oh. I didn't file estate tax returns. Now what?
    There's nothing like realizing six years after you think an estate is finished that you really should have filed tax returns. Many of us might panic at the thought of bringing the wrath of Canada Revenue Agency down on our heads! A reader…
Rank this Week: 679

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
  • Apr 15

    Filing Taxes For A Family Member Who Has Passed On

    Filing Taxes For A Family Member Who Has Passed On
    When a family member dies, you aren’t usually thinking about paperwork. But there is plenty of it. And one of the things that must be done is the filing of a final tax return. View image | gettyimages.com When someone dies, an estate is…
  • Apr 8

    Coach Was Generous and Smart

    Coach Was Generous and Smart
    The late basketball coach Dean Smith of the University of North Carolina got a lot of publicity over leaving $200 to each of about 180 players he coached over the years. But notice how he did it. Coach Smith arranged for the payouts to come…
  • Apr 1

    Plan Ahead To Prevent Checks Being Held

    Plan Ahead To Prevent Checks Being Held
    If you have a utility or other recurring bill in the name of someone who has died, you may want to change the name on the account quickly. Some people just leave the name of the deceased on the bill and keep paying it. In an article on…
Rank this Week: 289

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Preparing for Northern California Incapacity: Part 1 of 2

    Preparing for Northern California Incapacity: Part 1 of 2
    Preparing for Northern California Incapacity: Part 1 of 2 from Timothy Murphy Some people, such as adults with significant cognitive disabilities, never have legal capacity.  Learn more about Preparing for Northern California Incapacity…
  • Apr 14

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

    Who Can Act As an Agent Under a Power of Attorney?
    You should consider possible incapacity when you are planning your estate. If you do nothing to prepare for this contingency, the state could ultimately appoint a conservator to manage your affairs if you do become incapacitated. On the other…
  • Apr 14

    Is Northern California Probate Always Required?

    Is Northern California Probate Always Required?
    Is Northern California Probate Always Required? from Timothy Murphy This property could not be distributed during the probate process, and it can be time-consuming. Learn more about Northern California Probate Always Required in this…
Rank this Week: 3430

Potter Law Firm Blog

Potter Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.potterestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Is Incapacity Planning Really Important?

    Is Incapacity Planning Really Important?
    People often go through life without planning ahead for the eventualities of aging. When you are younger, it can be hard to imagine a time when you will not be capable of doing everything that you can do right now. Plus, there are some…
  • Feb 18

    Who Is Competent to Create a Last Will?

    Who Is Competent to Create a Last Will?
    When you think about the legal document called a last will, you may assume that it is a very simple document. You jot down your final wishes regarding the desired distribution of your property, you set aside the document for safe keeping, and…
  • Jan 23

    What Is the Difference Between a Living Trust and a Living Will?

    What Is the Difference Between a Living Trust and a Living Will?
    There are various different legal devices that are used in the field of estate planning. Sometimes people are confused because the terms sound similar. With this in mind, we will look at the differences between living trusts and living wills…
Rank this Week: 2911

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/
  • Apr 14

    What Constitutes “Demonstration of Responsibility” in a PIP Claim?

    What Constitutes “Demonstration of Responsibility” in a PIP Claim?
    My understanding of PIP is that it pays regardless of fault.  In fact, Progressive Insurance’s website states:  “PIP Insurance pays for your personal medical expenses or for injuries sustained by your passengers –…
  • Apr 7

    New MMSEA Section 111 NGHP User Guide, Version 4.6, Released 04/06/2015

    New MMSEA Section 111 NGHP User Guide, Version 4.6, Released 04/06/2015
    The newest installment of the NGHP User Guide incorporates data issued in CMS’ 11/25/14 Technical Alert regarding the reporting of partial SSNs. As you may recall, the Alert provided detailed instruction as to what action an RRE should…
  • Mar 2

    CMS to Begin Utilizing 2010 Life Table

    CMS to Begin Utilizing 2010 Life Table
    CMS issued a notification on the CMS website that as of April 1, 2015, CMS will begin referencing CDC’s Table 1: Life table for the total population: United States, 2010, (Vol. 63, No. 7) for WCMSA life expectancy calculations. This…
Rank this Week: 445

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt…

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt Blog

Covers caregiver issues, estate planning, living at home and special needs trusts.

http://www.alexislevitt.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Alzheimer’s 10th Annual Educational Conference and Caregiver Day

    Alzheimer’s 10th Annual Educational Conference and Caregiver Day
    I will be on the afternoon panel of this day-long conference.  This year’s annual conference features the film “Alive Inside,” which shows how music can reach into the depths of our souls even when are minds betray us,…
  • Jan 12

    National Grid Warns Customers to Guard Themselves & Sensitive Account Information

    National Grid Warns Customers to Guard Themselves & Sensitive Account Information
    Apparently scammers are getting better at their craft – received this from my local police department: During this holiday season National Grid and local police departments received an increasing number of calls from customers…
  • Jan 12

    Ice Sledding & Skating at Local Rink

    Ice Sledding & Skating at Local Rink
    In this weekend’s Boston Globe South section, there is an announcement for gear and ice time availability at local rinks.  Several rinks will have ice sleds and skate walkers.  Some rinks will have time slots set aside for…
Rank this Week: 2250

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    What Not To Do: Common Long-term Care Mistake

    What Not To Do: Common Long-term Care Mistake
    We’ve seen almost every mistake imaginable. Transfers of property, questionable financial products, botched applications for Medicaid or Veterans’ benefits.  From the best outcomes to the worst and everything in between. When…
  • Mar 17

    Don’t Leave a Mess: How to Avoid Disputes When You Aren’t There to Settle Them

    Don’t Leave a Mess: How to Avoid Disputes When You Aren’t There to Settle Them
    Whether you die a prince or a pauper, disputes can arise among those left behind.  Conflicts between your children from a prior marriage and your current spouse; arguments among your kids; disputes between your executor and your…
  • Mar 10

    How Does an ABLE Account Work?

    How Does an ABLE Account Work?
    In December of 2014, the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was signed into law. The Act provides a new tool to care for disabled loved ones, relieving stress for millions of families. Caregivers often spend sleepless nights…
Rank this Week: 2662

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/
  • Apr 13

    ALTCS Has a Network of Facilitie

    ALTCS Has a Network of Facilitie
    Question: My mother has lived in the same assisted living community for three years, and we both really like most everything about her accommodations. After three years of paying for care, however, mom is just about out of money, and we need…
  • Apr 7

    Things to Know About Long-Term Care

    Things to Know About Long-Term Care
    Question: I am in the process of helping my father apply for Arizona Long Term Care System. How long will it take to process, and if the application is approved, will ALTCS pay us back for the costs we incur while the application…
  • Mar 30

    Getting Power of Attorney

    Getting Power of Attorney
    Question: My grandmother lives by herself and I think she is mismanaging her finances. For the most part, she’s still pretty sharp, but I don’t know that she can keep up with her monthly bills like she used to. I want to help her,…
Rank this Week: 2891

Massachusetts Estate Planning,…

Massachusetts Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law

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

http://elderlaw.info/
Rank this Week: 1325

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    Who Should You Designate as Successor Trustee of You Family Wealth Trust?

    Who Should You Designate as Successor Trustee of You Family Wealth Trust?
    Despite the name, a Family Wealth Trust is a type of trust that is commonly used by the average person as part of a comprehensive estate plan. If you are considering the inclusion of a Family Wealth Trust, or FWT, in your estate plan you will…
  • Apr 10

    Do Assets in a Trust Get a Step Up in Basis for Income Tax Purposes?

    Do Assets in a Trust Get a Step Up in Basis for Income Tax Purposes?
    A comprehensive estate plan usually includes several additional strategies and tools above and beyond the creation of a Last Will and Testament. One common addition to a thorough estate plan is a living trust agreement. If you have never…
  • Apr 6

    How Does Medicaid Apply to Married Couples in Illinois?

    How Does Medicaid Apply to Married Couples in Illinois?
    The odds of needing long-term care increase dramatically as you age. As the odds of needing long-term care increase, the odds of needing to qualify for Medicaid also increase. If you are married, and only one of you needs long-term care you…
Rank this Week: 2914

Law Office of Robert L. Boydstun…

Law Office of Robert L. Boydstun Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, guardianships, disability and elder law.

http://www.boydstunlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    Retirement Planning With Special Needs Child

    Retirement Planning With Special Needs Child
    Parents with special needs children have a set of added concerns when planning for their retirement.  In addition to planning where they will live and how much income they will have, they also need to plan where there special needs child…
  • Feb 8

    Nursing Homes Abuse

    Nursing Homes Abuse
    The New York Times has reported that New York nursing homes are now bringing guardianship proceedings in order to collect on the bills owed to them. In order to protect yourself from such abuse, it is vital that you have a valid Power of…
  • Jan 19

    Don’t Have An Unsettled Legacy

    Don’t Have An Unsettled Legacy
    The children of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. are involved in litigation in Atlanta over control of his bible and his Nobel Prize medal. One group wants them to be sold. Another group wants them donated to Morehouse College. It is sad that this…
Rank this Week: 2909