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Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

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

    FDA Says Testosterone Products Can Cause Blood Clot

    FDA Says Testosterone Products Can Cause Blood Clot
    NBC Nightly News broadcast that the FDA has “issued a new warning about the risk of life-threatening side effects from” prescription testosterone treatments. The Boston Globe reported that the agency “has told…
  • Aug 20

    Social Security Disability Cuts: How Future Generations Will Be Affected

    Social Security Disability Cuts: How Future Generations Will Be Affected
    Social Security policies have been in constant flux almost since their creation. The first SS laws were passed under Roosevelt’s New Deal and the first changes were made only four years later. Cuts, tweaks, and rearrangements to the…
  • Aug 19

    Seven Reasons to Push a Lawsuit After Being in an Accident

    Seven Reasons to Push a Lawsuit After Being in an Accident
    An individual who is injured in an accident because of the negligence of someone else needs to seriously consider the prospect of filing a lawsuit against the negligent individual. In fact, seven fundamental reasons exist for a person to…
Rank this Week: 1434

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/
Rank this Week: 1924

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/
  • Aug 21

    Stark & Stark Spotlight on Continuing Care Retirement Communitie

    Stark & Stark Spotlight on Continuing Care Retirement Communitie
    Acquiring continuing care—in a community setting—requires a major financial investment by both the consumer and the provider. For the consumer, doing so may involve spending most or all of a lifetime of savings; and for the…
  • Aug 11

    A Call for Action to Address Abuse of Older American

    A Call for Action to Address Abuse of Older American
    Last month, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a framework for tackling the challenges to elder-abuse prevention and prosecution. In doing so, the departments called on all…
  • Aug 6

    Staffing Issues May Affect the Quality of Care Rendered in Nursing Home

    Staffing Issues May Affect the Quality of Care Rendered in Nursing Home
    When families are considering whether to use nursing-home services to care for their loved ones, they must consider various issues in determining whether a nursing home is capable of providing adequate care. Among other issues, a family must…
Rank this Week: 754

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/
  • Aug 21

    Notice of Upcoming Enhancement to the WCMSAP

    Notice of Upcoming Enhancement to the WCMSAP
    CMS posted an alert on the Workers’ Compensation Set-Aside Web Portal (WCMSAP) page indicating a new feature to be available as of October 6, 2014. As of this date, portal users will be able to enter prescription drug information…
  • Aug 1

    S.2731 – Medicare Secondary Payer and Workers’ Compensation Settlement Agreements Act of 2013 Introduced to Senate

    S.2731 – Medicare Secondary Payer and Workers’ Compensation Settlement Agreements Act of 2013 Introduced to Senate
    On July 31, 2014, Senator Bill Nelson of Florida introduced the Senate version of H.R. 1982. Currently co-sponsored only by Senator Rob Portman, the bill was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance and then the Senate promptly began…
  • Jul 31

    3rd Circuit Affirms MSP Obligations are not Subject to NJ Collateral Source Statute

    3rd Circuit Affirms MSP Obligations are not Subject to NJ Collateral Source Statute
    On July 29, 2014, the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed that Cecelia Taransky was required to reimburse Medicare regardless of the New Jersey’s collateral source statute. Ms. Taransky contended that she was prohibited…
Rank this Week: 465

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Aug 21

    Brick VA Outpatient Clinic Expands in September 2014

    Brick VA Outpatient Clinic Expands in September 2014
    As the linked Asbury Park Press article documents, the James J. Howard Veterans Clinic will open a supplemental location (1688 Route 88, Brick, New Jersey) next month.  Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System…
  • Aug 21

    Thinking about Retiring? See how Medicare fits with your retiree health plan

    Thinking about Retiring? See how Medicare fits with your retiree health plan
    If you are an active employee who is starting to think about retirement, make sure you check the terms of your employer health insurance plan to see how it would fit with Medicare.  Medicare health care coverage isn’t…
  • Aug 20

    Basic estate planning is important for young adults with special need

    Basic estate planning is important for young adults with special need
    Do you have an emerging young adult in your family who is not under a guardianship?  After their 18th birthday, you may want to consider having them meet with an attorney to discuss a durable power of attorney, health care ……
Rank this Week: 1928

The Law Office of Michael…

The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C.

Covers elder law and estate planning.

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

    Is Probate Always Required?

    Is Probate Always Required?
    It is important to understand some things about probate when you are planning your estate. You may assume that a last will can facilitate immediate asset transfers after your passing, but this is not the case. When you use a last will to…
  • Jul 24

    5 Essential Estate Planning Rule

    5 Essential Estate Planning Rule
    While estate planning can seem like an incredibly complicated and difficult subject, it’s easier to understand it if you keep a few simple rules in mind. When you create an estate plan you won’t be required to have a vast and…
  • Jul 21

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

    What You Should Know About Rochester Estate Planning and the Statute of Limitation
    As someone visiting a Rochester estate planning lawyer for the first time, there are a lot of legal ideas, such as the statute of limitations, that you might’ve heard about but aren’t exactly sure how they work. When it comes to…
Rank this Week: 2566

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Does the Probate Process in Cincinnati Present Any Drawbacks?

    Does the Probate Process in Cincinnati Present Any Drawbacks?
    Probate is a legal process that you should understand when you are planning your estate. Most people express their final wishes in a Last Will. If you do this, the Will must be admitted to probate. During this process the probate court will…
  • Aug 19

    Reports: Al Davis Estate Plan Keeps Raiders In Family

    Reports: Al Davis Estate Plan Keeps Raiders In Family
    Keeping Assets in the Family In 2011, the sporting community suffered a devastating blow when the news circulated about the death of longtime Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis. Davis, a member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame,…
  • Aug 14

    NFL’s McNair Had No Estate Plan

    NFL’s McNair Had No Estate Plan
    Just in Time for Football Season Dying without an estate plan  – a condition known as intestacy – can result in many difficulties for those who are left behind. Many people fail to plan ahead because they expect to live for…
Rank this Week: 1515

Duffy Law Office

Duffy Law Office

Covers estate planning and elder law in Iowa.

http://www.duffylawoffice.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Why Is Incapacity Planning Important?

    Why Is Incapacity Planning Important?
    Everyone should have an incapacity component embedded within a broader estate plan. In this post we will look at the importance of incapacity planning. Aging of the Population People are living longer and longer lives. The average life span…
  • Aug 19

    Can Medicaid Take My Home?

    Can Medicaid Take My Home?
    When you plan your estate, you work with an estate planning attorney to devise a strategy for transferring your assets after you pass away. However, if you want to be comprehensively prepared for the future, you should consider the…
  • Aug 14

    Can a Trust Be Used to Complete a Medicaid Spend Down?

    Can a Trust Be Used to Complete a Medicaid Spend Down?
    Medicare will help with your medical expenses when you reach the age of eligibility if you qualify, but the program will not pay for long-term care. This is a problem for most people, because long-term care is quite expensive. The average…
Rank this Week: 3822

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/
  • Aug 21

    When is an Estate Tax Return Due?

    When is an Estate Tax Return Due?
    One of the most common concerns in estate planning is estate taxes.  Indeed, one of the primary goals of estate planning is decreasing or eliminating taxes, as much as possible.  With the current federal estate tax rate at 40%, it…
  • Aug 18

    Can Trusts be Contested?

    Can Trusts be Contested?
    Wills and trusts both require the person executing the legal document to have the mental capacity to do so.  So, can trusts be contested?  Sure, just like a will.  The most common reasons for contesting trusts are lack of…
  • Aug 14

    Is There a Maximum Asset Threshold for Receiving Medicaid?

    Is There a Maximum Asset Threshold for Receiving Medicaid?
    Eligibility for many government benefits programs is based on the applicant’s need or income.  These income-based programs have established income or asset limits that apply, when determining whether you are qualified to receive…
Rank this Week: 2220

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/
  • Aug 21

    Down Syndrome Education Act Becomes Law

    Down Syndrome Education Act Becomes Law
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  • Aug 18

    Adding Elder Care to Elder Law

    Adding Elder Care to Elder Law
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  • Aug 12

    FTC Warns Older Veterans about Pension Poacher

    FTC Warns Older Veterans about Pension Poacher
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Rank this Week: 4716

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

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

    California Probate: Can I Start Probate if I Can’t Find The Will?

    California Probate: Can I Start Probate if I Can’t Find The Will?
    California probate is often viewed as a difficult process. There is, in fact, a lot of truth to the idea that it can be difficult to manage probate simply because most people are so unfamiliar with. This is especially true when, for example,…
  • Aug 20

    Commonly Believed Myths About Powers of Attorney

    Commonly Believed Myths About Powers of Attorney
    Like other estate planning tools, powers of attorney must meet the legal standards imposed by state law. Though these documents are flexible and powerful, a lot of people don’t really know much about them. To help you better understand…
  • Aug 19

    Pregnant Woman Kept on Life Support Against Husband’s Wishe

    Pregnant Woman Kept on Life Support Against Husband’s Wishe
    Not long ago, the case of a pregnant Texas woman made headlines after her doctors refused to withdraw her from life support even though her husband had specifically stated that was her wish. In late November, Dallas, Ft. Worth area paramedic…
Rank this Week: 1280

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/
  • Aug 21

    Back to the Basics - Falls in Nursing Home

    Back to the Basics - Falls in Nursing Home
    Falls can happen anywhere and anytime to anyone. Yet the common stories we hear most about tend to be when our elderly or otherwise incapacitated loved ones suffer a fall, largely because of any incapacity. Such falls can lead to serious…
  • Aug 19

    Psychiatrist Suspended and Sued for Dangerous Use of Medication

    Psychiatrist Suspended and Sued for Dangerous Use of Medication
    One of the major issues we recently wrote about in the context of nursing homes and elder care has been the use of chemical restraints on residents. A problem has been the misuse and overuse of these medications, as well as the oscillating…
  • Aug 16

    Illinois Statute Aims to Decrease Elder Abuse

    Illinois Statute Aims to Decrease Elder Abuse
    The state of Illinois takes elder abuse very seriously. This is evident from the state legislation that defines the problem and mandates the response of specific agents within the jurisdiction. The Elder Abuse and Neglect Act was implemented…
Rank this Week: 718

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

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

    Male Resident Sexually Assaulted

    Male Resident Sexually Assaulted
    Sexual assault is often thought of as a crime that affects women. However, it’s important to remember that assault doesn’t discriminate against gender, and can affect men as well. Nursing homes are a prime target for predators…
  • Aug 20

    Dear Abby Letter

    Dear Abby Letter
    According to The Daily Journal, one nursing home resident is finding a voice in an open letter that her daughter wrote to Dear Abby. “Dear Caretaker, It is true I have grown older. My body won’t do what it used to do. My eyes…
  • Aug 19

    Ensign and Medicare Fraud

    Ensign and Medicare Fraud
    The Ensign Group Inc. reached a $48 million settlement with the government over allegations that they committed Medicare fraud. The Ensign Group Inc. is a California nursing home management company which runs homes in 10 states. Two former…
Rank this Week: 99

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective, Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods.  Third, adjust all your means to that end. Aristotle
  • Aug 20

    Destroy Old Will

    Destroy Old Will
    We have previously told you a couple of very basic, but important, estate planning tips. We have told you that when you make a new Will, you need to be sure that you destroy any old Wills. We have also told you that you need to make sure that…
  • Aug 19

    Texas History – Do You Know How the Town of Weslaco Got Its Name?

    Texas History – Do You Know How the Town of Weslaco Got Its Name?
    The town of Weslaco in the Rio Grande Valley was named for W.E. Stewart Land Company (WESLaCo), which promoted the land development when the Missouri-Pacific Railroad came through Hidalgo County.
Rank this Week: 3118

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Aug 21

    Why Would I Need a Pour-Over Will?

    Why Would I Need a Pour-Over Will?
    Everyone has heard of the estate planning document called a last will, and many people are well aware of the existence of trusts. You could use a will or a trust to facilitate the transfer of your monetary assets after you pass away.…
  • Aug 19

    What Is a Qualified Personal Residence Trust?

    What Is a Qualified Personal Residence Trust?
    The federal estate tax is a source of concern for high net worth individuals. This tax can take a hefty bite out of the wealth that you are leaving behind to those that you love. At the present time, the maximum rate of the federal estate tax…
  • Aug 7

    What Is the Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax?

    What Is the Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax?
    There are taxes on large asset transfers in the United States. This is something to take into consideration when you are planning your estate. There is a federal estate tax, a federal gift tax, and there is also the generation-skipping…
Rank this Week: 2194

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/
  • Aug 21

    Changes Recommended for VA Fiduciary Program to Better Protect Veteran

    Changes Recommended for VA Fiduciary Program to Better Protect Veteran
    Recent Duke Law graduate Whitney Bosworth Blazek is the author of a timely, interesting note, "Combating Privatization: Modifying Veterans Administration Fiduciary Program to Protect Incompetent Veterans" in a recent issue of the…
  • Aug 20

    Japan: 65 social welfare entities cites for mismanagement of funds and fraud

    Japan: 65 social welfare entities cites for mismanagement of funds and fraud
    The Yomiuri Shimbun Between fiscal 2009 and 2013, 65 social welfare corporations nationwide were given guidance by 41 local governments on the basis of the Social Welfare Law to improve their operations over budget misuse by executive…
  • Aug 20

    Abuse of Older Women Overlooked and Underreported

    Abuse of Older Women Overlooked and Underreported
    Via Inter-Press News Agency: A veteran women’s rights activist, Patricia Brownell was taken aback by the prevalence of abuse against older women she discovered during dozens of conversations she and her colleagues had with victims. They…
Rank this Week: 711

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/
  • Aug 21

    What Is a Letter of Final Instruction?

    What Is a Letter of Final Instruction?
    Estate planning is going to involve the execution of legally binding documents. In some of these documents you are communicating your wishes regarding the transfer of your assets. Communication is the operative word here. When you plan your…
  • Aug 19

    What Is an Irrevocable Trust?

    What Is an Irrevocable Trust?
    They say that you should use the right tool for the right job, and there are many different tools that can be used when you are planning your estate. The optimal course of action will vary depending on the circumstances. Trusts can be used to…
  • Aug 14

    What Is a Buy-Sell Agreement?

    What Is a Buy-Sell Agreement?
    In the field of estate planning, buy-sell agreements can sometimes be used as a reaction to a rather challenging situation. You may want to consider using a buy-sell agreement if you are a partner in a small business. This is a form of…
Rank this Week: 2158

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/
  • Aug 20

    What is the Generation Skipping Tax in Reno?

    What is the Generation Skipping Tax in Reno?
    Considering how to pass your wealth on to the next generation?  Then the generation skipping tax is something with which you should be familiar.  The generation skipping transfer tax is a tax assessed on property as it is passed on…
  • Aug 13

    Can Agents Make Gifts Under a Power of Attorney?

    Can Agents Make Gifts Under a Power of Attorney?
    A Power of Attorney is a very common estate planning tool, that can easily be customized to fit each client’s needs.  When a Power of Attorney is created, the usual purpose is to handle legal, financial or medical needs for someone…
  • Jul 30

    Funding a Trust: The Three Basic Method

    Funding a Trust: The Three Basic Method
    So, you just set up a revocable living trust.  The next step is funding your trust. How the trust is funded depends on the type of assets you want to transfer to the trust.  There are different methods for different types of…
Rank this Week: 3816

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/
  • Aug 20

    Nursing Home Complaints Can Now be Submitted Online

    Nursing Home Complaints Can Now be Submitted Online
    Illinois Governor Quinn recently signed into law two pieces of legislation that will help nursing home residents voice concerns about their care. The first law, effective immediately, allows these complaints to be submitted electronically…
  • Aug 13

    Illinois Revokes License of Nursing Home Psychiatrist

    Illinois Revokes License of Nursing Home Psychiatrist
    A popular Chicago psychiatrist, Dr. Michael Reinstein, recently had his license suspended by the Illinois medical board due to his illegal prescribing of clozapine, an antipsychotic. He prescribed the dangerous drug to countless nursing home…
  • Aug 5

    Nursing Home Chain Caught in Criminal Scheme

    Nursing Home Chain Caught in Criminal Scheme
    A Tennessee nursing home chain, National HealthCare Corp. (NHC), was recently involved in a scandal involving risky campaign schemes and malicious contracts with the elderly. According to reports, NHC has been forcing its elderly residents to…
Rank this Week: 3575

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse

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

http://www.nursinghomeabuse.net/blog/
  • Aug 20

    Two Male Nursing Home Nurses Accused of Elder Abuse Against Female Resident in San Diego

    Two Male Nursing Home Nurses Accused of Elder Abuse Against Female Resident in San Diego
    Two male nurses have been accused of elder abuse after being arrested for fondling each other while caring for a 99-year-old stroke victim at a facility in Mira Mesa, a San Diego California neighborhood.  Russel Torralba and Alfredo V.…
  • Aug 12

    Woman Charged With Elder Abuse After Biting Her Own Mother

    Woman Charged With Elder Abuse After Biting Her Own Mother
    A State College, Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to 60 days in prison and ordered to pay $11,000 in restitution after being found guilty of elder abuse charges against her own mother. 54-year-old Paula Zuchowski pleaded guilty to simple…
  • Aug 5

    Hospital Keeps Woman Stable Following Alleged Elder Abuse

    Hospital Keeps Woman Stable Following Alleged Elder Abuse
    A 74-year-old woman who was brought to a Virginia hospital covered in bedsores and in a dirty adult diaper is now in a stable condition as search warrants investigate a possible elder abuse case. The woman from Bedford County, Virginia...Read…
Rank this Week: 3940

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/
  • Aug 20

    Wealth Distribution Options for the Single or Childle

    Wealth Distribution Options for the Single or Childle
    No matter what your family situation, but especially for single individuals with no children, you need to properly plan to ensure your assets transfer to those you wish otherwise the state will make the decision for you.
  • Aug 18

    End-Of-Life Decisions - What Would The Doc Do?

    End-Of-Life Decisions - What Would The Doc Do?
    There is a great deal to think about and consider when it comes to end of life planning. Be sure to make sure your desires are in writing and that you have communicated them with your loved ones.
  • Aug 15

    Is Estate Planning Different For Women?

    Is Estate Planning Different For Women?
    There are many differences between men and women, and you need to respect those differences and account for them in your estate planning.
Rank this Week: 860

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

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

    What Is the Five Year Medicaid Look Back?

    What Is the Five Year Medicaid Look Back?
    The Medicaid program is very important to a significant percentage of senior citizens. This is because of the fact that Medicare will not pay for long-term care. If you need assistance with your activities of daily living, you would be…
  • Aug 18

    What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of a Guardianship?

    What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of a Guardianship?
    It is important to plan ahead for the eventualities of aging in a pragmatic manner. It may not be the most pleasant thing to consider, but many people become incapacitated late in their lives. Who would handle your affairs in the event of…
  • Aug 6

    Is Probate Always Required?

    Is Probate Always Required?
    Probate is a factor when you are leaving behind final instructions in a last will. If you maintain direct personal possession of your property through to the time of your death, it will become probate property at first. It will not be…
Rank this Week: 2497

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/
Rank this Week: 950

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

By Ed Fox & Associates.

http://www.chicagonursinghomeabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 20

    New Illinois Laws Target Senior Care Complaints in Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Facilitie

    New Illinois Laws Target Senior Care Complaints in Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Facilitie
    Our Chicago Nursing Home abuse firm has been tracking recent legislative activity within the Illinois House of Representatives and Illinois Senate. As a result of a bill sponsored by both Illinois Republicans and Illinois Democrats, Governor…
  • May 29

    Nursing Home Bill of Rights Gaining Momentum

    Nursing Home Bill of Rights Gaining Momentum
    The Health Care Council of Illinois is conducting a "Protect the Rights of Nursing Home Residents" campaign. They are traveling to different communities in Illinois and informing people of their goal to convince the Illinois legislature to…
  • May 26

    Nursing Home Abuse Updates from Across the Nation

    Nursing Home Abuse Updates from Across the Nation
    Oklahoma Recently, a Tulsa reporter has uncovered some disturbing practices at a local nursing home. The nursing home reportedly, at times employs 2 aides to take care of the residents in a facility of 76 people. The lack of staffing leads…
Rank this Week: 2281

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://yourestatematters.com/blog/
  • Aug 20

    Can You Be the Trustee of My Family Wealth Trust?

    Can You Be the Trustee of My Family Wealth Trust?
    A comprehensive estate plan often includes far more than a simple Last Will and Testament. In recent decades, trusts have become a popular addition to even the most simple estate plans. If you are planning to include a family wealth trust in…
  • Aug 19

    Where Do I Begin the Estate Proce

    Where Do I Begin the Estate Proce
    You are in no position to make any big decisions. You are mourning the loss of a beloved spouse and your heart is heavy. You are very likely at the beginning of the estate process following their passing. Words come more slowly, and you…
  • Aug 10

    Intestate in St Louis MO: What Happens to Your Property If You Are Single When You Die?

    Intestate in St Louis MO: What Happens to Your Property If You Are Single When You Die?
    Statistics indicate that less than half of all Americans have a comprehensive estate plan in place. When asked why they have yet to create an estate plan people offer a variety of explanations. Many of those explanations boiled down to the…
Rank this Week: 2570

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
  • Aug 20

    How to Get Business Records into Evidence

    How to Get Business Records into Evidence
    Need to get business records into evidence? There’s a hearsay exception for that! The business records exception to the hearsay rule makes it easier for businesses to provide records during litigation without undue disruption.…
  • Aug 18

    Lessons on Social Media in the Workplace

    Lessons on Social Media in the Workplace
    The following is a guest blog post by Tyler M. Paetkau, a partner with Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau in Redwood City. Tyler represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He’s a frequent author and speaker on labor and…
  • Aug 15

    Defendants: Reject §998 Settlement Offers at Your Peril

    Defendants: Reject §998 Settlement Offers at Your Peril
    Here’s a cautionary tale for all those defense attorneys who don’t take §998 settlement offers seriously enough. In a recent case in San Diego Superior Court, two teenage boys sued an outpatient services provider, alleging…
Rank this Week: 2510

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/
  • Aug 20

    Assisted Living Reforms Are Not Enough, Some Advocates Say

    Assisted Living Reforms Are Not Enough, Some Advocates Say
    Many of us have heard about assisted living facility reforms pending before the California legislature, as well as those aimed specifically at residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs).  But are those reforms sufficient to…
  • Aug 11

    California Needs a Tech Upgrade: Online Information and Assisting Living Facilitie

    California Needs a Tech Upgrade: Online Information and Assisting Living Facilitie
    It’s no secret that California assisted living facilities have been in the national news due to reports of nursing home abuse and neglect.  Indeed, over the last year, elder rights advocates have emphasized the need to make…
  • Aug 8

    Financial Elder Abuse Continues to Thrive in California

    Financial Elder Abuse Continues to Thrive in California
    Southern California Insurance Agent Charged with Financial Abuse Elder abuse comes in many forms, from physical violence to financial fraud.  A recent article in Consumer Affairs reported that a licensed insurance agent in Southern…
Rank this Week: 4394

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
  • Aug 20

    Williams and Hoffman: Trusts vs. Will

    Williams and Hoffman: Trusts vs. Will
    The recent deaths of celebrities Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Williams illustrate the differences in using a will as opposed to trusts when making an estate plan. An article in Florida Today pointed out why trusts are likely better than…
  • Aug 13

    How To Choose Members Of Your Estate Plan Team

    How To Choose Members Of Your Estate Plan Team
    Everyone needs at least three estate planning documents. These include a power of attorney for health care, one for finances and a will. But how do you choose the people to name in your estate planning documents? An article in the Atlanta…
  • Aug 6

    Prepare Early To Turn Over Rein

    Prepare Early To Turn Over Rein
    As mental capacity declines for the financial decision maker of the American couple, those duties eventually get turned over to the spouse with his or her faculties intact, a study of Americans over age 50 finds. That’s no surprise. But…
Rank this Week: 1074

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

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

    Planning for Student

    Planning for Student
    It is back-to-school time in America. As Labor Day approaches, schools are starting back up. From an estate planning perspective, this is important in that many young adult students are heading away from home. Here’s a link to an…
  • Aug 19

    Attention: All Hands on Deck

    Attention: All Hands on Deck
    Hey there to my favorite blog readers! Happy Tuesday to each of you from your Girl Friday. I usually only show up on Fridays, so you  know if I’m coming to you on a Tuesday, I have got some big news to share! The entire Academy…
  • Aug 18

    Estate Planning, Hollywood Style

    Estate Planning, Hollywood Style
    Hollywood movies, especially comedies, help reduce people’s resistance to considering end-of-life topics such as estate planning, advance health care directives and funeral planning. Recently, I presented this collection of film clips…
Rank this Week: 3820

Minko Law Office Blog

Minko Law Office Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.minkolaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 20

    Why Married Couples Need to Discuss Their Estate Planning Goal

    Why Married Couples Need to Discuss Their Estate Planning Goal
    Married couples in Brooklyn, New York who want to create an estate plan should be prepared to discuss some difficult decisions with one another. Estate planning is all about looking ahead to the future and deciding what you want to happen…
  • Aug 18

    Your Pet Plan and Your Life Insurance Policy

    Your Pet Plan and Your Life Insurance Policy
    A lot of people who create estate plans in Brooklyn, New York want to make sure that their pets are properly cared for in the future. While pet planning is something that we at the Minko Law Office have a lot of experience doing, we also know…
  • Aug 15

    Student Loan Debt and Your Estate

    Student Loan Debt and Your Estate
    With college students being forced to take out increasingly large amounts of student loan debt just to make it through school, many people are wondering what happens to all that debt should the student die. Student loan debt, like other forms…
Rank this Week: 954

Potter Law Firm Blog

Potter Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.potterestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    What Is the Most Important Estate Planning Document?

    What Is the Most Important Estate Planning Document?
    Estate planning involves the execution of legally binding documents. There is really no one document that is inherently more important than every other. We have all heard people refer to the “right tool for the right job.” This…
  • Aug 17

    Why Would I Need a Pour-Over Will?

    Why Would I Need a Pour-Over Will?
    Estate planning involves using an asset transfer vehicle (or vehicles). You could use a last will to facilitate future asset transfers, but you have other options. There are various different trusts that are used in the field of estate…
  • Aug 14

    How Can Business Owners Protect Assets?

    How Can Business Owners Protect Assets?
    Asset protection is important for people who own businesses, and it is essential for those who are in certain lines of work. Physicians and real estate investors are particularly vulnerable. In this post we will look at two different legal…
Rank this Week: 2218

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Aug 19

    Deciding on a Retirement Plan

    Deciding on a Retirement Plan
    For those who are beginning to think about their financial futures, researching retirement plans can be a stressful and confusing process. However, with just a little research and the guidance of an advisor, starting a retirement plan can be…
  • Aug 12

    Why You Should Talk to Your Aging Parents about Money

    Why You Should Talk to Your Aging Parents about Money
    While the popular adage “silence is golden” often rings true, does it apply to the topic of parents’ elder care expenses, living costs, and healthcare? The Fidelity Intra-family Generational Finance Study has recently found…
  • Jul 30

    Andrew M. Lamkin Is Named 2014 Small Business Person of the Year

    Andrew M. Lamkin Is Named 2014 Small Business Person of the Year
    The Chamber Board is proud to announce that one of its Board members, Andrew M. Lamkin, has been named Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year for 2014. Andrew is Principal of the Law Office of Andrew M.…
Rank this Week: 2418

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Getting Nurses Back in Nursing Home

    Getting Nurses Back in Nursing Home
    With the name "nursing home" most people assume that registered nurses are always on the premises. However, some of the time that is not the case and in certain nursing home facilities, most of the time. This is because of an old law from…
  • Aug 15

    When Elderly Parents Lose Their Independence

    When Elderly Parents Lose Their Independence
    Whether it is moving to a retirement community, nursing home facility, or simply closer to the kids the changes associated with moving an elderly parent or relative can be fraught with stress and logistically challenging. There are few…
  • Aug 12

    Court Says Caregivers Cannot Sue Alzheimer's Patient

    Court Says Caregivers Cannot Sue Alzheimer's Patient
    The California Supreme Court ruled that people suffering from Alzheimer's disease are not liable for injuries that they may cause to paid, in-home caregivers. The court ruled in favor of a couple sued by their in-home caregiver when she was…
Rank this Week: 1051

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/
  • Aug 18

    Three Documents Every 18-Year-Old Should Sign

    Three Documents Every 18-Year-Old Should Sign
    As most young adults are about to return to college, most parents do not think about the fact that not that their child is 18 they are an adult in the eyes of the law. Deborah Jacobs has written an article on this in Forbes outlining two…
  • Aug 14

    Do I need to go through a lawyer to make a will in Florida or can I use a website like legalzoom?

    Do I need to go through a lawyer to make a will in Florida or can I use a website like legalzoom?
    You can use a website or create your own will in Florida, but we find that some people do not create valid wills, or create wills that do things other than what they want. We only charge $200 for a will so an online will does not save very…
  • Jul 29

    Dangers of Relying on Joint Accounts for Estate Planning in Florida

    Dangers of Relying on Joint Accounts for Estate Planning in Florida
    Many people see joint accounts as a cheap and easy way to avoid probate, since joint property passes to the join owner at death, but these accounts can actually be quite risky when it comes to estate planning. Joint ownership of accounts can…
Rank this Week: 473

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 18

    Uneven Inheritance – To Tell or Not to Tell

    Uneven Inheritance – To Tell or Not to Tell
    “I want to leave more to one child than another”, the client will tell me.  In some cases one child is more financially established than another.   Or maybe one child has special needs, whether diagnosed or not.…
  • Aug 10

    Using Your Own Money to Pay for Long Term Care – the Better Way? Part 2

    Using Your Own Money to Pay for Long Term Care – the Better Way? Part 2
                    Last week I was talking about the difficulties in funding long term care through long term care insurance or Medicaid.  Insurance companies are…
  • Aug 3

    Using Your Own Money to Pay for Long Term Care – the Better Way?

    Using Your Own Money to Pay for Long Term Care – the Better Way?
                    As I always explain to people, there are 3 ways to pay for long term care.  One way is to use your own money.  A second source is long term…
Rank this Week: 2103

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/
  • Aug 16

    New legislation would help families of children with autism, other disabilitie

    New legislation would help families of children with autism, other disabilitie
    Parents and grandparents of disabled children often ask us to create estate plans that will provide for their child. Over the years, we have seen the incidence of autism climb in our clients' families. The CDC's statistics bear out our…
  • Aug 10

    New Veterans Bill to begin system overhaul

    New Veterans Bill to begin system overhaul
    The Veterans' Access to Care Through Choice, Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 was signed into law by President Obama on August 7.  A recent and rare example of bipartisan cooperation, the law provides $16 billion to address the…
  • Jul 20

    Casey Kasem: Top 40 countdown host's final countdown

    Casey Kasem: Top 40 countdown host's final countdown
    <!--[if !mso]> v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false …
Rank this Week: 2331

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

http://www.cheryldavid.com/blog/
  • Aug 16

    Basic Estate Planning Questions 8 – What is Probate in North Carolina?

    Basic Estate Planning Questions 8 – What is Probate in North Carolina?
    In today’s blog post in our ongoing series on basic estate planning questions, we’re going to look at probate in North Carolina, what it does, and why it is important. A lot of people first talk to an estate planning attorney…
  • Aug 11

    Basic Estate Planning Questions 7 – What is Elder Law?

    Basic Estate Planning Questions 7 – What is Elder Law?
    In this week’s post in our ongoing series on basic estate planning questions, we are going to ask the important question of “what is elder law.” Like many areas of estate planning law, elder law is not something with which a…
  • Aug 10

    3 Fun Facts About Estate Planning

    3 Fun Facts About Estate Planning
    Fun Facts About Estate Planning 1. Estate planning started a long, long time ago. Questions of what happens to our possession after we die lie at the heart of every estate plan. It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise, therefore, to…
Rank this Week: 3817

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/
  • Aug 15

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

    Happy 10th Birthday, Aging &amp; 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…
  • Aug 14

    WVSLA celebrates Rainbow Pride Week!

    WVSLA celebrates Rainbow Pride Week!
    This year's theme is "All Together Now. . ." a recognition that no matter how diverse our communities are, when it comes to things like equality, love, and understanding, we speak with a united voice. In our state capital there are…
  • Aug 4

    Special Thanks to the WV Fund for Law in the Public Interest!

    Special Thanks to the WV Fund for Law in the Public Interest!
    West Virginia Senior Legal Aid (WVSLA) has had the great fortune of hosting two Public Interest Fellows this summer. The WV Fund for Law in the Public Interest (WVFLIPI) provided the funds to pay two students from WVU College of Law to work…
Rank this Week: 2794

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Aug 14

    Rate of Estate Tax May Shock You

    Rate of Estate Tax May Shock You
    While it is indeed important to look ahead toward the future, the fact is that as a young adult you may not be that interested in the details of tax laws that are applicable to the field of estate planning....
  • Aug 7

    Evaluate Heirlooms and Other Sentimental Item

    Evaluate Heirlooms and Other Sentimental Item
    Inheritance planning is often reduced to a somewhat overly simplistic analogy. You inventory your assets to determine the size of the "pie" as it were. You then decide who will be receiving slices of the pie. The last step is...
  • Jul 16

    Estate Planning: Retain a True Expert

    Estate Planning: Retain a True Expert
    Your family is unique from every other, and this is something to keep in mind when you are considering the future. There are websites out there that will sell you generic legal documents. They say that anyone can plan his...
Rank this Week: 1390

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 14

    What Is a Qualified Domestic Trust?

    What Is a Qualified Domestic Trust?
    If you have been able to accumulate a significant store of wealth, the work is not done. There is a federal estate tax in place that can erode your financial legacy. Because of the existence of this death levy, you must implement tax…
  • Aug 12

    What Is the Difference Between a Revocable Living Trust and a Medicaid Trust?

    What Is the Difference Between a Revocable Living Trust and a Medicaid Trust?
    There are a variety of trusts that are used in the field of estate planning, and they serve different purposes. In this post we will look at revocable living trusts and Medicaid trusts, and we will explain the differences between them.…
  • Aug 8

    Can the Executor Distribute Inheritances Immediately?

    Can the Executor Distribute Inheritances Immediately?
    When you plan your estate, you execute legally binding documents. This is certainly important, because you must state your final wishes in writing. At the same time, you should consider the matter of estate administration. If you use a last…
Rank this Week: 1439

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

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

    What Is a Medicaid Waiver?

    What Is a Medicaid Waiver?
    Most people know very little about the Medicaid program – and what they think they know may be incorrect. For instance, did you know that although Medicaid does provide health insurance for low income individuals and families, it also…
  • Aug 11

    What Assets Are Left Outside of My Trust?

    What Assets Are Left Outside of My Trust?
    Not too long ago trusts were used primarily by wealthy families as a mechanism by which the family wealth could be transferred to future generations without losing complete control over how the assets were used. In the 21st century, however,…
  • Aug 8

    Does the State Take My Assets When I Go on Medicaid?

    Does the State Take My Assets When I Go on Medicaid?
    Most people who have been fortunate enough to have private healthcare coverage during their working years know very little about the Medicaid program. If you suddenly need to qualify for Medicaid benefits, something that is more likely to…
Rank this Week: 2217

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/
  • Aug 12

    Intersection on VA and ALTCS Planning

    Intersection on VA and ALTCS Planning
    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: About two years ago, a financial advisor helped my parents devise a plan by which my dad,…
  • Aug 5

    ALTCS Qualification With Business Asset

    ALTCS Qualification With Business Asset
    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 operated a family business for most of my life.  While things have slowed…
  • Jul 29

    When a Person is “Otherwise Eligible” With ALTCS

    When a Person is “Otherwise Eligible” With ALTCS
    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 read in a recent article that ALTCS imposes a penalty period, during which time it will…
Rank this Week: 2762

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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 11

    What is HIPAA?

    What is HIPAA?
    By: JM Megail Gaumer HIPAA stands for “Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act”. The law was adopted in 1996 to, among many other complicated provisions, protect patients' personal information (a.k.a. protected…
  • Aug 7

    I Don’t Want My Daughter’s Ex-Husband to Get Any of My Estate!

    I Don’t Want My Daughter’s Ex-Husband to Get Any of My Estate!
    By Attorney Ted Brown One of the many benefits of a Living Trust is that it allows you a great deal of flexibility to customize distribution of your assets at your death to avoid undesirable and unintended consequences. One such consequence…
Rank this Week: 1186

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Aug 11

    PRECATORY LANGUAGE: THE DANGER OF UNLIMITED DISCRETION

    PRECATORY LANGUAGE: THE DANGER OF UNLIMITED DISCRETION
    Wording in a will or trust which allows a named person to decide where your property and money should go after your death (instead of you making that decision ahead of time) is called “precatory” language.  An example is the…
  • Jul 29

    UTMA AND UGMA ACCOUNTS: SMART SAVINGS PLAN OR TRAP FOR THE UNWARY?

    UTMA AND UGMA ACCOUNTS: SMART SAVINGS PLAN OR TRAP FOR THE UNWARY?
    When working with clients who have minor children, we spend a lot of time discussing the kids: their individual personalities, the values the clients are trying to instill, and concerns for their future. We do our best to craft an estate plan…
  • Jul 11

    SENIOR DRIVING: FINDING A BALANCE BETWEEN INDEPENDENCE AND SAFETY

    SENIOR DRIVING: FINDING A BALANCE BETWEEN INDEPENDENCE AND SAFETY
    The number of seniors (Americans aged 65 or older) who drive is on the rise.  In fact, from 1999 to 2009, statistics show a 20% increase in senior drivers.  The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety predicts that this trend will…
Rank this Week: 1946

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Aug 9

    Judge Says College Athletes Have Right

    Judge Says College Athletes Have Right
    The failure to compensate big school college athletes has always been about worker fairness and, arguably,  race discrimination. Now a federal judge has cut through the propaganda by ruling that the National Collegiate Athletic…
  • Jul 15

    Pregnant Workers Entitled to Reasonable Accommodation

    Pregnant Workers Entitled to Reasonable Accommodation
    The EEOC has issued an enforcement guidance that makes it clear that an employer must make reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers who experience a medical need for a temporary change at work. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978…
  • Jul 15

    Pregnant Workers Entitled to Reasonable Accommodation

    Pregnant Workers Entitled to Reasonable Accommodation
    The EEOC has issued an enforcement guidance that makes it clear that an employer must make reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers who experience a medical need for a temporary change at work. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978…
Rank this Week: 2788