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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: 164

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/
  • Jan 30

    Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2015

    Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2015
    The following figures are the 2015 HHS poverty guidelines which were published in the Federal Register on January 22, 2015. Family SizeGross Yearly IncomeGross Monthly Income 1$11,770$ …
  • Jan 11

    Regular WV Legislative Session begins 1/14/15

    Regular WV Legislative Session begins 1/14/15
    Our state legislature meets annually for a regular 60 day session. This year's session begins 1/14/15. Here below are important dates from this session. You can print the legislature's schedule at…
  • Jan 6

    Monroe County jury verdict for damages including punitives for 98 yr old financial exploitation victim

    Monroe County jury verdict for damages including punitives for 98 yr old financial exploitation victim
    Three cheers for attorney John Bryan for winning a civil jury verdict for $325,000 in damages including $175,000 in punitives for fraud, conversion, unjust enrichment and breach of fiduciary duty by Betty B. Brown, a former bank…
Rank this Week: 2045

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Jan 30

    Where Should You Retire?

    Where Should You Retire?
    People are living long lives these days with the average life expectancy in the United States standing at 78.2 years at the present moment. Of course this is in fact an average and your life expectancy rises as you get older. Many people are…
  • Jan 28

    Be Clear When Stating Your Wishe

    Be Clear When Stating Your Wishe
    We live during interesting times as they say, and when you think about estate planning things are not always simple. The idea of a couple who have never been divorced with three children and six grandchildren being the standard for all cases…
  • Jan 26

    Medicaid Can Fill Gap

    Medicaid Can Fill Gap
    You may feel as though you will have a safety net when you achieve senior citizen status in the form of Medicare. A lot of people are under the impression that this entitlement program will pay for just about everything when they become…
Rank this Week: 3794

Sykes Elder Blawg

Sykes Elder Blawg

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

http://www.elderlawofpgh.com/blog/
  • Jan 30

    Questions asked & answered at last night’s “Estate Planning Essentials” Workshop

    Questions asked & answered at last night’s “Estate Planning Essentials” Workshop
    Can my estate plan help my heirs pay less taxes? What is probate and should I avoid it? Are Pennsylvania’s estate planning documents legal in other states? Do you need to have a lot of money to make a trust worthwhile? How can I protect…
  • Jan 26

    A few seats left for special edition of our workshop

    A few seats left for special edition of our workshop
    For January we are presenting a special “New Year’s resolution” edition of our popular, free estate planning workshop. The first one filled up quickly, and there are only a few seats left for the remaining workshop on…
  • Dec 27

    POAs in 2015 require greater attention to asset protection

    POAs in 2015 require greater attention to asset protection
    Asset protection has grown in importance as a consideration in estate planning. Americans live longer now than ever before, and often spend more time in their senior years having diminished ability to manage their own affairs, or even to take…
Rank this Week: 3815

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/
  • Jan 30

    Advantages of 529 Plan

    Advantages of 529 Plan
    529 plans can be very advantageous when planning for a child’s educational needs.
  • Jan 28

    A Will May Not Cover Every Aspect of Your Estate Planning

    A Will May Not Cover Every Aspect of Your Estate Planning
    An effective estate plan often requires more than just a will. It is important to seek competent legal advice to obtain a complete plan.
  • Jan 26

    An Introduction to Retirement Planning

    An Introduction to Retirement Planning
    Planning for your retirement can be overwhelming. Beginning the process sooner than later, and seeking proper advice can help alleviate the stress of such planning.
Rank this Week: 1225

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
  • Jan 30

    10 Steps to an Outstanding LinkedIn Profile

    10 Steps to an Outstanding LinkedIn Profile
    The following is a guest blog post by Anabella Q. Bonfa. Ms. Bonfa is a litigator with Wellman & Warren LLP, handling business and partnership disputes, theft of trade secrets, and unfair competition. She lectures extensively on trade…
  • Jan 28

    They Know Computers But Not How to Help Your Case

    They Know Computers But Not How to Help Your Case
    When corporate goes criminal, i.e., an investigation involving a corporation leads to a criminal case headed to trial, you often need computer forensic experts to testify about the evidence. Such experts know all about electronic devices and…
  • Jan 26

    Tentative Rulings: Contest or Concede?

    Tentative Rulings: Contest or Concede?
    When the tentative ruling is against you, you’ve got two choices: contest or concede. Here’s the spoiler: One of these choices is generally the way to go. A party should generally contest the tentative ruling if Oral argument may…
Rank this Week: 2442

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers national and New York based elder neglect and nursing home abuse news. Published By Gallivan & Gallivan.

http://www.newyorknursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1204

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 30

    Best Advice for Seniors Involved in an Auto Accident

    Best Advice for Seniors Involved in an Auto Accident
    With the aging of the baby boomers, the number of senior drivers on the road is booming too. The U.S. Center for Disease Control reports that over 500 seniors a day are injured in car crashes. Seniors should follow these … Continue…
  • Jan 29

    The Secret to Bouncing Back from Identity Theft

    The Secret to Bouncing Back from Identity Theft
    Identity theft is so prevalent in our country, it is now the most common consumer complaint. According to CBS News, over 10 million Americans reported that their personal data or records were breached in some way in 2014. In fact, ……
  • Jan 28

    Six Tips To Help You Protect Your Assets And Your Family’s Future

    Six Tips To Help You Protect Your Assets And Your Family’s Future
    Accumulating assets such as a home, a retirement account and a healthy savings account can help keep your family safe. However, those assets could be liquidated or worse if something happens to you. Let’s look at some ways to protect…
Rank this Week: 2149

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

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

    Benefits and Programs for Elderly New Yorkers, Pt. 1

    Benefits and Programs for Elderly New Yorkers, Pt. 1
    As an elderly resident of New York state, age sixty years or older, you have access to many programs, benefits, and community services that you might not be aware of. Different benefits throughout the state have varying requirements regarding…
  • Jan 27

    New Diabetes Prevention Program that is Working for Senior

    New Diabetes Prevention Program that is Working for Senior
    The Diabetes Prevention Program is a new system that is aimed at helping the elderly who are at risk to suffer from Type 2 diabetes help keep track of their weight and manage any pre-symptoms of the disease. Known as a "lifestyle modification…
  • Jan 23

    Deciding if Long-Term Care Insurance is Right for You

    Deciding if Long-Term Care Insurance is Right for You
    According to researchers at Georgetown University and Penn State University, over seventy percent of seniors in America over the age of 65 will need some type of long-term care in their lifetime, either at an assisted living facility or…
Rank this Week: 1705

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Jan 30

    Cost of Electronic Health Record

    Cost of Electronic Health Record
    McKnights had an interesting article about the cost of getting a copy of your own medical records.  Long-term care providers that charge people to access their electronic health records might be violating federal law, according to the…
  • Jan 29

    False Claims Act

    False Claims Act
    The Hill had a fantastic article on the nearly $6 billion recovered in 2014 under the False Claims Act. The FCA allows the government to seek redress from individuals or entities that have in some way caused false statements to be used…
  • Jan 28

    Resident to Resident Rape

    Resident to Resident Rape
    Cincinnati.com reported that police have arrested a 57-year-old David Henson in the alleged rape of a fellow patient at Heartland of Mt. Airy nursing facility.  Police allege David Henson anally and vaginally penetrated a…
Rank this Week: 127

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Jan 30

    New Year, Fresh Perspective.

    New Year, Fresh Perspective.
    It seems like just yesterday we were worried about Y2K and fearing the crash of our computers and technology infrastructure. Fortunately, we needlessly worried about something that never came to pass. A few years ago a friend and I shared a…
  • Jan 28

    Could Capital Gains Taxation Change?

    Could Capital Gains Taxation Change?
    President Obama recently gave his State of the Union address. In the address, he mentions at least two tax proposals which would substantially impact our clients and both involve the taxation of capital gains. Proposals First, the President…
  • Jan 26

    What Attorneys Can Learn From My Dentist

    What Attorneys Can Learn From My Dentist
    Has this ever happened to you? Picture it. You’re standing in line at Starbucks, talking with a colleague or friend, and someone you barely know rushes up to you, practically bursting at the seams to tell you something horrible that had…
Rank this Week: 1573

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jan 30

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    John Michael Crichton (1942-2008) – Author, Producer, & Director Michael Crichton was an American best-selling author, producer, director, and screenwriter, best known for his work in the science fiction, medical fiction, and…
  • Jan 28

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. Lance Armstrong
  • Jan 28

    Non-Attorney Estate Planner

    Non-Attorney Estate Planner
    When people first start looking into getting an estate plan, many of them start by looking online for information. They type some keywords into a search engine and visit the pages that show up looking for information. That might be how many…
Rank this Week: 4582

Law Offices of Richard B.…

Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.rbsllc.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Portland Estate Planning (IRA and Beneficiary Basics)

    Portland Estate Planning (IRA and Beneficiary Basics)
    We know there are a lot of potentially-confusing factors to consider when planning for retirement in Portland (estate planning, IRA and Roth IRA plans, 401(k)s and Roth 401(k)s, and so on). With all of these moving parts, it can be easy to…
  • Jan 28

    Can I Include My Family Pet in My Estate Plan?

    Can I Include My Family Pet in My Estate Plan?
    In the United States it is the exception, not the norm, to find a household that does not have at least one pet. Almost 40 percent of all households have at least one dog while one in three owns at least one cat. If you own a pet you likely…
  • Jan 27

    How to Find an Elder Law Attorney

    How to Find an Elder Law Attorney
    Whether for yourself or for an elderly loved one, the odds are good that you will need the advice and/or services of an elder law attorney at some point in your life. Because elder law is a specialized area of the law you may never have had…
Rank this Week: 4345

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/
  • Jan 29

    Intestate Succession in Nevada

    Intestate Succession in Nevada
    Intestate Succession in Nevada from Brad Anderson Dying “intestate” means that you did not create a plan for how your estate should be handled upon your death. When you have no plan, the probate court will determine how to handle…
  • Jan 28

    Free Report: Probate Process in Nevada

    Free Report: Probate Process in Nevada
    In Nevada, if the deceased person’s assets exceed $20,000, or if there is real estate involved, probate is normally required.  Topics covered in this whitepaper include: When Does a Probate Need to be Opened? Summary Administration…
  • Jan 28

    Irrevocable Trusts and Asset Protection

    Irrevocable Trusts and Asset Protection
    Contrary to what many people believe, trusts do not inherently protect assets.  The amount of protection a trust can provide for your assets depends on how the terms are written.  Some types of trusts can, indeed, protect your…
Rank this Week: 3226

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    How to Pay for Long Term Care (Part 1 of 2)

    How to Pay for Long Term Care (Part 1 of 2)
    If you have savings and investments, you can pay for long term care yourself. Your social security check will pay part of the monthly fee, but because the average nursing home costs $87,000 per year for the basics, most people can’t…
  • Jan 27

    How Does a Power of Attorney Terminate?

    How Does a Power of Attorney Terminate?
    A legal document is something that you use to satisfy your own personal objectives. As a result, you generally control the outcome when you create a legal document such as a power of attorney. Anatomy of a Power of Attorney You are probably…
  • Jan 25

    Free Report: What Is a Revocable Living Trust in California?

    Free Report: What Is a Revocable Living Trust in California?
    A revocable living trust is an asset transfer vehicle that can facilitate efficient asset distributions outside of the legal process of probate. This type of trust can be useful for people of relatively ordinary means. If you use a will…
Rank this Week: 4398

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
Rank this Week: 181

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/
  • Jan 29

    Judge rejects Ontario man's 'racist will' that disinherited daughter for having 'bastard white son'

    Judge rejects Ontario man's 'racist will' that disinherited daughter for having 'bastard white son'
    The Ontario court has made a new, interesting ruling. It concerns the will of Rector Emanuel Spence, who died in 2012. Mr. Spence had two daughters. He had an excellent relationship with his daughter, Verolin, but ended that relationship in…
  • Jan 26

    To litigate or to mediate?

    To litigate or to mediate?
    It's no surprise to any of us that estates can be minefields of disputes, upsets, and resentments. The usual way of resolving an estate dispute is to take someone to court and let the judge decide who wins and who loses. But those of you who…
  • Jan 25

    Movies about older adults active in the dying proce

    Movies about older adults active in the dying proce
    As regular readers of this blog know, I encourage families to talk to each other about the tough topics that are part of estate planning. This is a lot easier when there is nobody in the family in immediate danger of passing away, but…
Rank this Week: 234

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    How Can I Leave My Estate to My Spouse Tax-Free?

    How Can I Leave My Estate to My Spouse Tax-Free?
    The primary purpose of most estate plans is to provide for loved ones after the death of the individual creating the plan. Like most people, however, you will likely include additional objectives and considerations in your estate plan as well…
  • Jan 27

    What Is a Living Will in South Carolina?

    What Is a Living Will in South Carolina?
    Like many people, you may have very strong opinions about medical treatment, particularly as it pertains to end of life treatment decisions. After all, we all make thousands of seemingly unimportant decisions on a daily basis so it only seems…
  • Jan 22

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

    What Is the Difference between a General and Limited Power of Attorney?
    Most people, at some point in their life, execute a power of attorney. A power of attorney is an extremely useful, and flexible, legal document that can be used to accomplish a variety of estate planning objectives. While a power of attorney…
Rank this Week: 4875

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Estate Plans When You Don’t Have Children

    Estate Plans When You Don’t Have Children
    For people who live in Kansas and Oklahoma and who do not have children, drafting an estate plan is still a necessary step. When it comes to estate planning tools for childless individuals or couples, the same basic principles apply, but you…
  • Jan 27

    Understanding Estate Planning – Do I Have to File My Estate Plan?

    Understanding Estate Planning – Do I Have to File My Estate Plan?
    When people in Kansas or Oklahoma want to create an estate plan, they often have questions about whether or not they have to file or register their plans with a government office. To understand this question, we need to understand what the…
  • Jan 22

    Should You Use a Will or a Power of Attorney?

    Should You Use a Will or a Power of Attorney?
    When people hear that you are an estate planning lawyer, they often have a lot of questions, such as whether they need to use a will or a power of attorney when they create an estate plan. Many of the questions people have reflect a basic…
Rank this Week: 1535

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

By Daniel L. Buckfire.

http://www.michigannursinghomelawyer.org
  • Jan 29

    Broken Hip Lawsuit Filed Against Michigan Nursing Home

    Broken Hip Lawsuit Filed Against Michigan Nursing Home
    Our Michigan nursing home neglect lawyers recently filed a lawsuit against a Monroe, Michigan nursing home.  The suit arises out of serious injuries suffered by a resident at the Magnum Care of Monroe.  The 76 year old resident…
  • Jan 29

    Novi Nursing Home Fall Settlement

    Novi Nursing Home Fall Settlement
    Our Michigan nursing home lawyer recently settled a lawsuit against a Novi skilled nursing care facility.  Our client was at the facility recovering from a medical procedure.  The plan was for him to have physical therapy and…
  • Oct 24

    Bed Sore Settlements in Michigan

    Bed Sore Settlements in Michigan
    Bed sore settlements in Michigan nursing home lawsuits  are often substantial because of the serious harm caused by the condition.  Our nursing home neglect lawyers frequently obtain sizable settlements for the resident.  In…
Rank this Week: 4562

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Jan 29

    What “Downton Abbey” Teaches Us About Financial Planning

    What “Downton Abbey” Teaches Us About Financial Planning
    “Downton Abbey” is a show all about money — those who have it, those who don’t, and the tensions and expectations it can bring. View image | gettyimages.com It stands to reason, then, that we might glean a lesson or…
  • Jan 22

    Tom Clancy’s Estate Plans: Not as Tight as His Novel

    Tom Clancy’s Estate Plans: Not as Tight as His Novel
    In recent months, we’ve had occasion to tell you about a few late celebrities’ apparently airtight estate plans, Robin Williams and Joan Rivers among them. View image | gettyimages.com Celebrities don’t always leave their…
  • Jan 15

    Failing at Retirement

    Failing at Retirement
    Retiring isn’t easy, at least not for everybody. A few weeks ago, The New York Times looked at restlessness among senior citizens who are the right age for retirement but not of the right spirit. A series of seniors confessed to the…
Rank this Week: 2732

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Your Estate Planning Attorney Must Be Apprised of Relevant Detail

    Your Estate Planning Attorney Must Be Apprised of Relevant Detail
    When you sit down to discuss your estate with an estate planning lawyer you should be prepared to share all of the relevant details. If you leave out anything important your estate can wind up being quite tangled after you...
  • Jan 23

    Will Your Resources Last Long Enough?

    Will Your Resources Last Long Enough?
    Estate planning and retirement planning are naturally connected. If you have particular ideas in mind with regard to what you want to be able to do for your family after you pass away these intentions could impact your retirement budget....
  • Jan 14

    Promising Alzheimer's Research Reported

    Promising Alzheimer's Research Reported
    Alzheimer's disease is more common than a lot of people may think. The Alzheimer's Association does a lot of great work with regard to research and education, and they tell us that somewhere in the vicinity of 40% of the...
Rank this Week: 3620

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/
  • Jan 29

    NGHP Mandatory Insurer Reporting Reminder: ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes Coming Soon, 10/01/15

    NGHP Mandatory Insurer Reporting Reminder: ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes Coming Soon, 10/01/15
    In a Technical Alert dated January 28, 2015, CMS issued a reminder that October 1, 2015 is the date to remember for reporting ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes, but for most RREs, testing can be completed now. Prior to October 1, 2015, RREs are…
  • Jan 14

    Louisiana Court Approves Zero Set Aside in Product Liability Settlement

    Louisiana Court Approves Zero Set Aside in Product Liability Settlement
    Louisiana courts continue to lead the nation in opining on MSA issues. In a declaratory judgment rendered this week, the court found that plaintiff had presented sufficient evidence from his treating physicians (one of which was a dentist) to…
  • Jan 7

    Bankruptcy Court Declares WCMSAs are a “Trust”

    Bankruptcy Court Declares WCMSAs are a “Trust”
    I have been waiting for over seven years since In re Sanchez for another bankruptcy court to tell us whether or not MSA funds would be excluded assets in bankruptcy. Today I finally found out that they are not, but the point is kind of…
Rank this Week: 852

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/
  • Jan 29

    Idaho Elder Law - Advanced Directives & Other Documents To Consider

    Idaho Elder Law - Advanced Directives & Other Documents To Consider
    It is common, as time goes along, for the elderly to become unable to make sound decisions about a variety of issues includes finances, health care and managing themselves at home. Dementia, blindness, or frailty can all play a part in this…
  • Jan 28

    Idaho Elder Law - Avoiding Slips & Falls In Winter Weather

    Idaho Elder Law - Avoiding Slips & Falls In Winter Weather
    Life happens and sometimes we can't put appointments off, but if you can, avoid going out when the weather is bad or later in the afternoon when it has warmed a little. Rescheduling appointments or cancelling due to bad weather is not just…
  • Jan 27

    Idaho Elder Law - Rights in Guardianship

    Idaho Elder Law - Rights in Guardianship
    This spring, Florida lawmakers will have a chance to stem abuses in the state's little-understood adult guardianship system by taking up measures that would make it harder for guardians and attorneys to disregard the best interests of the…
Rank this Week: 695

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Jan 29

    Why Winter Weather is Tough for the Elderly

    Why Winter Weather is Tough for the Elderly
    Many may not appreciate the environmental climate changes that commonly occur anywhere from fall to spring. For older citizens, ice and snow pose possible fall hazards that could result in broken bones. Journeying outdoors while wearing…
  • Jan 22

    What Exactly is Elder Law?

    What Exactly is Elder Law?
    Elder law is focused primarily on the needs and laws governing the treatment of the elderly. Unique legal issues can plague older adults as well as their families, and elder law attorneys are well versed in the protections available for the…
  • Dec 28

    Handling Elderly Loved Ones with Deteriorating Driving Skill

    Handling Elderly Loved Ones with Deteriorating Driving Skill
    The ability to drive is more than a skill. It is a symbol of a person’s independence. Thus, when people get to an age that driving may no longer be advisable, the situation needs to be approached with care. Though this type of…
Rank this Week: 4794

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Use Caution with Phased Retirement

    Use Caution with Phased Retirement
    Tim Feldman, a federal employee in Cincinnati who’s considering phased retirement, recently spoke out about the benefits of a slower retirement transition and how it will benefit him and his family. But is this right for you? Two years…
  • Jan 27

    Divorce and Estate Planning

    Divorce and Estate Planning
    The past few years have seen a trend in the percentage of divorces among baby boomers. The reasons are many, but there’s no denying the unique problems that are presented in divorces among older couples. It also means different dynamics…
  • Jan 25

    Free Report: Federal Estate Tax – How Much Passes Tax Free in Ohio?

    Free Report: Federal Estate Tax – How Much Passes Tax Free in Ohio?
    In the State of Ohio, we no longer have a state level estate tax, though there are States that still do have death taxes on the state level. You can transfer as much as $5.25 million to people other than your spouse free of transfer taxes.…
Rank this Week: 3779

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/
  • Jan 29

    Understanding How to Use a Pet Trust

    Understanding How to Use a Pet Trust
    Many pet owners believe pet planning is as simple as including a provision for your pet’s care in your will.  However, if you want protection for your pet and assurance that your wishes will be fulfilled, a trust may be a better…
  • Jan 28

    When Should Elderly Drivers Turn Over Their Keys?

    When Should Elderly Drivers Turn Over Their Keys?
    This is an article from the Law Offices of Cheryl David in Greensboro, NC that we thought others may find helpful   Consider these scenarios: An elderly man runs through a red light and says he didn’t see it. An elderly woman gets…
  • Jan 26

    What is a Buy-Sell Agreement?

    What is a Buy-Sell Agreement?
    Having a plan for managing and distributing your assets for the future is the primary purpose of estate planning.  Business owners also need to plan for the inevitable transfer of control of their business to someone else.  Most…
Rank this Week: 4096

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Jan 29

    Applicants need an advocate during Clinical Assessment for NJ Medicaid Service

    Applicants need an advocate during Clinical Assessment for NJ Medicaid Service
    The State of New Jersey has not yet proposed new regulations covering the details of its NJ FamilyCare MLTSS Medicaid program. However, the details can be found by reading the Contract which must be signed by a participating Contractor to…
  • Jan 27

    Applying for NJ MLTSS? Here are the acronyms you need to know

    Applying for NJ MLTSS? Here are the acronyms you need to know
    You probably know by now that NJ Medicaid’s Home and Community Based Services are now being administered NJ FamilyCare and that the State’s Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver has created a whole new landscape that is centered…
  • Jan 27

    Applying for NJ MLTSS? Here are the acronyms you need to kno

    Applying for NJ MLTSS? Here are the acronyms you need to kno
    You probably know by now that NJ Medicaid’s Home and Community Based Services are now being administered NJ FamilyCare and that the State’s Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver has created a whole new landscape that is centered…
Rank this Week: 4427

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Jan 29

    What Is a Charitable Remainder Trust?

    What Is a Charitable Remainder Trust?
    There is estate planning, and then there is legacy planning. When you engage in legacy planning, you give careful consideration to the way that you will be remembered after you are gone. A legacy plan can include acts of charitable giving.…
  • Jan 27

    Voice of the Woman: Fight Like a Girl

    Voice of the Woman: Fight Like a Girl
    “Fight Like A Girl” Bomshel-Fight Like a Girl Little girl alone on the playground Tired of gettin’ teased and gettin’ pushed around Wishin’ she was invisible to them She ran home cryin’, why do they hate…
  • Jan 22

    What Is a Stretch IRA?

    What Is a Stretch IRA?
    You may have an individual retirement account, and these accounts can certainly help you accumulate a nest egg that you can draw from during your retirement years. There are two different types of individual retirement accounts that are…
Rank this Week: 4590

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Jan 28

    Age Discrim. Article Featured in Aging Today

    Age Discrim. Article Featured in Aging Today
    I am pleased that the American Society on Aging has chosen to feature my article, An Epidemic of Discrimination, about the silent epidemic of age discrimination in the workplace, on its web site and in the January/February…
  • Jan 25

    Obama Forgot to Fight Age Discrimination

    Obama Forgot to Fight Age Discrimination
    “Obama will fight job discrimination for aging employees by strengthening the Age Discrimination in Employment Act … .”  Source: Blueprint for Change (2008) I was surprised when I recently…
  • Jan 20

    Older Americans are Invisible in Obama’s Union

    Older Americans are Invisible in Obama’s Union
    President Obama forgot something in his State of the Union address – the plight of older Americans. He talked about a young couple who suffered through the recession but emerged victorious. He talked about middle class…
Rank this Week: 4484

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/
  • Jan 28

    Fund Transfers Affect ALTCS Eligibility

    Fund Transfers Affect ALTCS Eligibility
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Question: Two years ago, I gave about $70,000 to my son for a down payment on his home. Now,…
  • Jan 28

    Dad’s Gross Income May be Too High

    Dad’s Gross Income May be Too High
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Question: My dad lives in a skilled nursing facility, and he has spent nearly all of his…
  • Jan 14

    Benefits Due Same-Sex Spouse

    Benefits Due Same-Sex Spouse
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Question: My partner and I were married in a state that allows same-sex marriage, and moved…
Rank this Week: 4645

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers elder abuse, prescription medication misuse and bedsores. By Walton Law, A.P.C.

http://www.californiaelderabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 28

    Choosing a Caregiver for an Elder in 2015? Proceed with Caution

    Choosing a Caregiver for an Elder in 2015? Proceed with Caution
    If an elder in your life needs assistance from a caregiver this year, it's important that you proceed with caution when choosing the best person to care for your loved one. Elder abuse comes in many forms including neglect, physical,…
  • Jan 22

    Preventing Financial Elder Abuse in California: Keep an Eye on Credit

    Preventing Financial Elder Abuse in California: Keep an Eye on Credit
    Financial abuse of elders is an unfortunate reality. In fact, elders are often specifically targeted by criminals looking to commit fraud and identity theft. There are many ways to prevent fraud and identity theft. It is important for…
  • Jan 16

    Scamming Seniors: "Free Lunch" Seminars Used for Financial Abuse

    Scamming Seniors: "Free Lunch" Seminars Used for Financial Abuse
    Thousands of elders become victims of financial abuse each year. Studies have sought to determine why so many elders fall prey to financial scams, and by and large, it is the vulnerability of elders that puts them at greatest risk for being…
Rank this Week: 3857

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/
  • Jan 28

    Latino Elders and Rates of Abuse

    Latino Elders and Rates of Abuse
    Does race play a role in evaluating a loved one’s risk of nursing home abuse? According to a recent article from New America Media, Latino/a seniors may be at greater risk of elder abuse once they enter a nursing home or assisted-living…
  • Jan 20

    Elder Neglect and Home Caregiver

    Elder Neglect and Home Caregiver
    We know that California assisted-living facilities need to be better regulated by the state. After all, many of the serious and life-threatening injuries sustained by patients in nursing homes and residential care facilities for the elderly…
  • Jan 15

    Hospice Mistreatment and Federal Sanction

    Hospice Mistreatment and Federal Sanction
    Are our elderly loved ones receiving proper end-of-life care at California hospices? A recent article in the Huffington Post reported that, unlike other healthcare facilities that receive Medicare funding, hospices aren’t being punished…
Rank this Week: 928

The Connecticut Elder Law Blog

The Connecticut Elder Law Blog

News, stories, thoughts and insight on elder law in Connecticut. By Michael J. Keenan.

http://ctelderlawblog.typepad.com/the_connecticut_elder_law/
  • Jan 28

    Glastonbury River Runner

    Glastonbury River Runner
    I'm happy to annouce that I was fortunate enough to be elected to the Board of Directors for the Glastonbury River Runners at the club's Annual Meeting this past Sunday. I have been a member of the club since its...
  • Jan 27

    Blizzard-Shmizzard!

    Blizzard-Shmizzard!
    One of the benefits of having the new home-based law practice is that I can get in a decent amount of legal work (minus time for snow maintenance duties!) regardless of how much snow is dumped on us, as long...
  • Jan 8

    Keenan Law, LLC Hosting Elder Care Discussion

    Keenan Law, LLC Hosting Elder Care Discussion
    I'm on the Health & Wellness Council for the Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce, and the Council is launching its "180 Think" wellness campaign in February. As part of that campaign, I will be hosting a discussion titled "Elder Care…
Rank this Week: 1534

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://yourestatematters.com/blog/
  • Jan 28

    Why Is Incapacity Planning So Important?

    Why Is Incapacity Planning So Important?
    A well thought out estate plan typically includes more than just a Last Will and Testament. Incapacity planning, for example, is a common component to an estate plan. If you have yet to incorporate incapacity planning strategies and…
  • Jan 27

    What Is Business Succession Planning?

    What Is Business Succession Planning?
    For most people, a comprehensive estate plan includes far more than simply the creation and execution of a Last Will and Testament. A well thought out estate plan should accomplish a variety of additional goals aside from determining who will…
  • Jan 25

    Missouri Advanced Directives: What You Need to Know

    Missouri Advanced Directives: What You Need to Know
    Missouri Advanced Directives: What You Need To Know from Charlie Amen The term “advanced directive” refers to legal documents which, collectively, allow you to express your wishes with regard to end-of-life decisions. Learn more…
Rank this Week: 3695

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
  • Jan 28

    Downton Abbey’s Financial Lesson

    Downton Abbey’s Financial Lesson
    The British television series Downton Abbey might not seem the likely place to get financial advice, but there are some lessons to be learned from the program. View image | gettyimages.com An article on CNN says there are five financial…
  • Jan 21

    Can You Deduct Estate Planning Fees?

    Can You Deduct Estate Planning Fees?
    Is it allowable to deduct the fees you pay for estate planning work? A column in the Albuquerque Journal says that it may be possible. A reader wrote in to the writer of the column saying that he and his wife had paid $3,095 to update to…
  • Jan 14

    Some Can’t Stay Retired

    Some Can’t Stay Retired
    Many people can’t wait for the day they can retire. Others, though, have no plans to quit working. Or they do retire, then decide they can’t handle it. View image | gettyimages.com A story in the New York Times recounts the…
Rank this Week: 1574

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/
  • Jan 27

    V.A. proposes look-back, penalty periods for aid and attendance benefit

    V.A. proposes look-back, penalty periods for aid and attendance benefit
    Applicants (or applicants and their spouses) are not eligible for V.A. Aid and Attendance benefits if they have a net worth in excess of $80,000. At present there is no look-back period for asset transfers, as there is for Medicaid benefits,…
  • Jan 19

    Inheritances, from the pricless to the peculiar, featured on TV reality show

    Inheritances, from the pricless to the peculiar, featured on TV reality show
    Bug collections. Baseball cards. From the practically priceless to the plain old peculiar, people inherit all kinds of things. A new television show, Strange Inheritance, will delve into these stories, featuring families who have inherited an…
  • Jan 15

    Experts weigh in on common estate planning mistake

    Experts weigh in on common estate planning mistake
    The Wall St. Journal recently ran an excellent article featuring experts' views of the most common estate planning mistakes. The most common error? Failing to do it entirely. Fear of talking about death, not wanting to upset family members,…
Rank this Week: 1190

The Estate Planning and Wealth…

The Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation Blog for Trusted Advisors

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

http://estateplanning.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 27

    Portability and Tenancy by the Entireties Combine for Asset Protection without Sacrificing Estate Tax Planning

    Portability and Tenancy by the Entireties Combine for Asset Protection without Sacrificing Estate Tax Planning
    Before portability became part of our estate planning vocabulary, planners seeking asset protection from tenancy by the entirety (TBE) property ownership and federal estate tax minimization usually needed to choose between the…
  • Jan 6

    Important Update to the 2014 Israeli Trust Income Tax Law

    Important Update to the 2014 Israeli Trust Income Tax Law
    Those affected by the new Israeli income tax law, which became effective on January 1, 2014 and subjected many previously tax-exempt trusts to significant Israeli income tax liability (See our previous blog post), now have until June 30, 2015…
  • Nov 24

    Recent Changes to Pennsylvania’s Power of Attorney Law May Impact You

    Recent Changes to Pennsylvania’s Power of Attorney Law May Impact You
    Pennsylvania has passed new legislation, known as Act 95 of 2014 (the “Act”), which has made significant changes to Pennsylvania’s Power of Attorney statute.  Most of the provisions take effect January 1, 2015, but…
Rank this Week: 5019

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jan 27

    Marrying with Assets: Keeping Your Estate Plan Intact [Part I]

    Marrying with Assets: Keeping Your Estate Plan Intact [Part I]
    This newsletter begins a series discussing the impact of marriage on the legal rights of spouses to share in each other’s assets.  We begin by talking about the “elective share” and the “pretermitted…
  • Jan 9

    TRUST PROTECTORS: A COURT-APPROVED TOOL FOR AVOIDING COURT

    TRUST PROTECTORS: A COURT-APPROVED TOOL FOR AVOIDING COURT
    One of the advantages of a comprehensive estate plan is that it can allow you to keep your affairs private and within your control, even after disability or death. Clients often come to us for living trusts due to their desire to keep their…
  • Dec 23

    HOLIDAY WISHES

    HOLIDAY WISHES
    Happy holidays from the Cramer Law Center team! We are so thankful for all of you: our clients, planning partners, and friends. Without you, our small business could not keep going and growing each year. Our wish for you this holiday season…
Rank this Week: 2769

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
  • 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,…
  • Dec 31

    Effects of a Divorce on Estate Planning

    Effects of a Divorce on Estate Planning
    In addition to the emotional and financial ramifications of a divorce, there are important estate planning implications for clients contemplating divorce or separation. Along with selling, dividing, and re-titling assets comes the necessity…
  • Nov 9

    Consenting to the Probate of a Will

    Consenting to the Probate of a Will
    Have you lost a family member and received a document called a “Waiver of Process; Consent to Probate”? If you are like most people, you may be confused about what this means, and more importantly, if you should sign it. This…
Rank this Week: 4678

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • Jan 26

    What Is Business Succession Planning?

    What Is Business Succession Planning?
    Small businesses were once the backbone of the American economy. That was before “big business” started to take over just about every market available with “superstores” and chain stores cropping up on every other…
  • Jan 23

    Don’t Lose Your Assets to Long-Term Care Costs! Plan Ahead Now!

    Don’t Lose Your Assets to Long-Term Care Costs! Plan Ahead Now!
    Imagine working hard for 40 or 50 years, saving prudently, and investing wisely to amass a decent nest egg for your Golden Years – only to see it all wiped out in a matter of month because of long-term care costs. The reality is that…
  • Jan 19

    What Are the Advantages for Me of Keeping Assets in a Trust?

    What Are the Advantages for Me of Keeping Assets in a Trust?
    When it comes time for you to sit down and create your estate plan you will need to make a number of important decisions, many of which relate to your assets and how you wish them to be handled now and after your death. Like many people, you…
Rank this Week: 4275

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/
  • Jan 26

    What Is an Elder Care Attorney in Campbell California

    What Is an Elder Care Attorney in Campbell California
    What Is an Elder Care Attorney in Campbell California from Roy W. Litherland An elder care attorney can help you create a long-term financial framework that leads to a comfortable retirement. Learn more about elder care attorney in Campbell…
  • Jan 25

    Free Report: Is Probate Always Required in California?

    Free Report: Is Probate Always Required in California?
    If you are in direct personal possession of property at the time of your passing, even if you have a last will, the property would become probate property initially. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Insurance Policy Records Property…
  • Jan 22

    Free Report: What is a Special Needs Trust in California?

    Free Report: What is a Special Needs Trust in California?
    Now that we have provided the necessary background information, we can look at the value of special needs trusts. These trusts are alternately called supplemental needs trusts. Topics covered in this report include: People With Disabilities…
Rank this Week: 4350

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

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

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    Changes to Taxation of Alter Ego and Joint Partner Trust

    Changes to Taxation of Alter Ego and Joint Partner Trust
    There are a number of significant changes to Canadian tax law that will have a significant impact on estate planning. I have written about the elimination of graduation income rates for testamentary trusts, including a post here. That change,…
  • Jan 17

    It’s Time for the Court of Appeal to Revisit its Formulation of "Rational and Valid Reasons" in Wills Variation Case

    It’s Time for the Court of Appeal to Revisit its Formulation of "Rational and Valid Reasons" in Wills Variation Case
    The Wills, Estates and Succession Act allows a will maker’s spouse or child to apply to court to vary a will if adequate provision has not been made for the spouse or child, in which case if the court finds that adequate provision has…
  • Jan 10

    Zeligs v. Jane

    Zeligs v. Jane
    Contests between siblings following the death of a parent over houses and bank accounts that were held jointly between the parent and one of the parent’s children are all too common. What happens is that a parent who was the sole owner…
Rank this Week: 459

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Jan 25

    Retitling Assets to Healthy Spouse to Qualify for Medicaid

    Retitling Assets to Healthy Spouse to Qualify for Medicaid
                It’s something I have written about in past blog posts but just last week we received a call from Mary on this exact issue.  Her husband, George, has…
  • Jan 18

    The ABLE Act – The Drawback

    The ABLE Act – The Drawback
                Last week I told you about the ABLE Act that was passed by Congress and signed by President Obama just before the Christmas holiday.  It sounds great, allowing disabled…
  • Jan 11

    The ABLE Act Passe

    The ABLE Act Passe
                Just before the Christmas holiday break, Congress passed, and then President Obama signed into law, the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (“the ABLE”…
Rank this Week: 4526

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

http://www.cheryldavid.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Jan 13

    Debunking Some Common Living Trusts Myth

    Debunking Some Common Living Trusts Myth
    If you are a regular reader of our blog you already know that living trusts are a common element in many modern estate plans. However, you might also be under the influence of some common living trust myths that circulate in the general…
Rank this Week: 2536