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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 17

    K.L.W v. Genesis Fertility Centre

    K.L.W v. Genesis Fertility Centre
    Mr. A.B. had serious medical problems throughout his life. He and his wife, K.L.W., wished to have children. He arranged to have his sperm stored by Genesis Fertility Centre, so that his wife could use his reproductive material to conceive a…
  • Jan 8

    Sabey Rule LLP Welcomes Taeya Fitzpatrick

    Sabey Rule LLP Welcomes Taeya Fitzpatrick
    I am pleased to announce that Taeya Fitzpatrick joined our firm last week, on January 1, 2016. Before joining Sabey Rule LLP, Taeya practiced condominium law with a boutique firm here in Kelowna, and recently successfully appealed a…
  • Jan 2

    Supreme Court of Canada Decision Takes a Narrow Approach to Rectification

    Supreme Court of Canada Decision Takes a Narrow Approach to Rectification
    The majority of the Supreme Court of Canada has construed the equitable power of the court to rectify a contract or other document relatively narrowly in a recent decision, Canada (Attorney General) v. FairmontHotels Inc. 2016 SCC 56.…
Rank this Week: 454

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 17

    When the trustee and beneficiaries are siblings, everyone needs to know the ground rules to stay on good terms!

    When the trustee and beneficiaries are siblings, everyone needs to know the ground rules to stay on good terms!
    Consider this scenario: A parent passes away and one of the decedent's children, a beneficiary of the trust, takes over as trustee of the parent's trust. His siblings are also beneficiaries. Since no one in the family is familiar with the…
  • Jan 15

    Florida law allows pets to be beneficiaries of your estate plan

    Florida law allows pets to be beneficiaries of your estate plan
    Headlines are made when wealthy people leave outsize fortunes to their pets. One notable example is Leona Helmsley, the hotel magnate who passed away in 2007. Cutting out her family, Helmsley left her entire $12 million fortune to her pet…
  • Jan 13

    You are invited to attend one of our free January workshop

    You are invited to attend one of our free January workshop
    Please Join Us! The Karp Law Firm's January 2017 Estate Planning Workshops   These informative presentations are free, no obligation and you do not need a reservation - just show up!   You'll hear about: Why living trusts can still…
Rank this Week: 1180

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 17

    Exclusion of Gains from Sale of Personal Residence

    Exclusion of Gains from Sale of Personal Residence
    In this blog post, Justin M. Kennedy discusses a special exclusion of gains from the sale of a personal residence built into the Internal Revenue Code in Section 121. The post Exclusion of Gains from Sale of Personal Residence appeared first…
  • Jan 11

    Clayton Trust – The Advantages of the B-Trust

    Clayton Trust – The Advantages of the B-Trust
    By: Justin M. Kennedy, Attorney Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Prior to 2014, for married clients with estates valued at over one million dollar ($1,000,000), our office often recommended ABC Trusts.  This trust structure was used to…
  • Jan 3

    Litherland Law Office 2017 Government Policy Forecast

    Litherland Law Office 2017 Government Policy Forecast
    By:  Matthew M. Shafae, Attorney Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Elections have consequences. On January 3, 2017, the 115th United States Congress met for the first time, with both houses controlled by the Republican Party. On January…
Rank this Week: 3918

John Foy & Associates

John Foy & Associates

Stay up-to-date with Georgia law, news and current events.

https://www.johnfoy.com/blog/
  • Jan 17

    Fatal Accident in Cobb County

    Fatal Accident in Cobb County
    When a fatal accident occurs, the state is going to want answers and seek justice. So will the families of the ones who were killed or injured. The result of... Read more » The post Fatal Accident in Cobb County appeared first on John…
  • Jan 16

    Three Children Injured in DUI Crash

    Three Children Injured in DUI Crash
    It was early morning on a school day.  The birds were singing, the roads were clear, and people were waking up to a new day.  Unfortunately, there was trouble afoot.... Read more » The post Three Children Injured in DUI Crash…
  • Jan 13

    Toyota Expands Takata Recall AGAIN!

    Toyota Expands Takata Recall AGAIN!
    The Takata airbag recall keeps getting larger and larger. Nearly every manufacturer has used Takata airbags at some point. The faulty igniters in the bags can cause the canisters to... Read more » The post Toyota Expands Takata Recall…
Rank this Week: 4960

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Provides estate planning thoughts, news and planning ideas. By Gilfix & La Poll Associates LLP.

http://www.gilfix.com/blog/
  • Jan 17

    California caregiver law aims to prevent elder abuse

    California caregiver law aims to prevent elder abuse
    The law seeks to enhance the safety of elderly and disabled people who receive private home care services from a caregiver who assists them with daily tasks. Senior citizens can often be vulnerable to abuse, whether it is physical, sexual,…
  • Dec 29

    Robin Williams’ family battles over estate

    Robin Williams’ family battles over estate
    Robin Williams’ widow Susan Williams settled out of court a lawsuit over the late actor’s estate last year. The highly publicized dispute with his children revolved around an estate worth an estimated $100 million. Disagreements…
  • Dec 5

    Michael Gilfix, National Experts Form Trump Policy Analysis Group

    Michael Gilfix, National Experts Form Trump Policy Analysis Group
    THE TRUMP POLICY ANALYSIS GROUP (TPAG) – FOCUSING ON OLDER AMERICANS AND THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS The Trump Policy Analysis Group (TPAG)1 has convened to consider probable changes in law that will affect older Americans and those with…
Rank this Week: 4668

Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer…

Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer Blog

Covers accident and elder law. By Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, PLC.

https://www.nursinghomelawyer.news/
  • Jan 17

    Tennessee-Based Nursing Home Company Agrees to Pay Record Fine to Department of Justice

    Tennessee-Based Nursing Home Company Agrees to Pay Record Fine to Department of Justice
    Nearly all nursing home residents depend on health insurance coverage to provide essential services including medical care, nutrition, and hygiene. Typical insurers that provide such coverage include Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare, if the…
  • Jan 11

    Neglect By Any Other Name…

    Neglect By Any Other Name…
    The Tennessee legislature enacted a statute that transforms a lawsuit alleging that a “health care provider or providers have caused an injury related to the provision of, or failure to provide, health care services to a person,…
  • Jan 6

    Kingsport, Tennessee Nursing Home Under Investigation for Mistreating Patient

    Kingsport, Tennessee Nursing Home Under Investigation for Mistreating Patient
    Brookhaven Manor is the latest Tennessee nursing home to be investigated for abusing, neglecting and mistreating their patients. Broohaven Manor, located in Kingsport, Tennessee, is the subject of two investigations, one by the Tennessee…
Rank this Week: 4974

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 17

    New podcast: "Can the executor do that?"

    New podcast: "Can the executor do that?"
    Our second podcast is now available on our web page. It follows the same format at the first one, with our practice coordinator, Chelsea Kennedy, asking me questions. This one is called "Can the executor do that?" and covers a…
  • Jan 11

    No standing for adopted child to vary birth mother's will

    No standing for adopted child to vary birth mother's will
    There has been an interesting case recently in the BC courts regarding the rights of adopted children with respect to the estate of the birth mother. Gary Boer was the biological son of Deloreen Mikaloff. He was adopted by another family…
  • Jan 9

    Our first podcast (free to listen, of course) is now online!

    Our first podcast (free to listen, of course) is now online!
    Such exciting news! Our very first podcast is on the website and ready to go! We've created a series of podcasts on various topics relating to wills, estates, trusts, and elder law, and we'll be uploading a new one each week. The first one…
Rank this Week: 247

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

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

    All the Legal Ins and Outs You Need to Know About Filing for Bankruptcy

    All the Legal Ins and Outs You Need to Know About Filing for Bankruptcy
    Sometimes, the only thing that you can do if finances get to where you can’t handle the bills and emergencies that arise is to file for bankruptcy. The first thing that you need to do is talk to an attorney … Continue reading…
  • Jan 16

    A Senior’s Guide to Staying Active

    A Senior’s Guide to Staying Active
    While seniors may look forward to retirement because they want to relax and spend their days on their own schedule, it is important that they make staying healthy part of their retirement routine. Balancing relaxation with activity and…
  • Jan 13

    Mylan Overcharged Medicaid for Years on EpiPen

    Mylan Overcharged Medicaid for Years on EpiPen
    Bloomberg News reports that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said that Mylan NV has “for years overcharged the U.S. Medicaid health program to buy its EpiPen shot…despite being told that it needed to give…
Rank this Week: 2021

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

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

    Covering Up Abuse and Neglect

    Covering Up Abuse and Neglect
    The Chicago Tribune reported that two social workers, Kenneth Allen and Olufunmibi Ogunyipe, allege they were fired from Burnham Healthcare now known as Bria of River Oaks nursing home after refusing to fabricate medical records…
  • Jan 16

    “The scheme was characterized by unbridled greed”

    “The scheme was characterized by unbridled greed”
    The Indianapolis Business Journal had an article about the fraud and greed that led to the indictment of nursing home owner and operator James Burkhart.   In an explosive federal indictment unsealed in October, kickback money was…
  • Jan 15

    Resident Tased by Police

    Resident Tased by Police
    WCCB Charlotte reported the tragic assault of a resident suffering from dementia by police with tasers.  When the incident happened in March, the sheriff made excuses defending the police by claiming the resident assaulted another…
Rank this Week: 123

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Jan 17

    Limited Liability Company vs. Corporation

    Limited Liability Company vs. Corporation
    Are you planning to embark on your own entrepreneurial venture in the near future? If so, you will have a seemingly endless number of important decisions to make that relate to the business. By far, one of the most important decisions you…
  • Jan 12

    Medicaid Planning Guide

    Medicaid Planning Guide
    You may have heard people talking about the importance of including “Medicaid planning” in your estate plan and wondered why you would need to plan for Medicaid. The reason centers around the strong possibility that you will need…
  • Jan 10

    Tips for Creating a Will

    Tips for Creating a Will
    If you are like most people, your estate planning process will begin by creating a Last Will and Testament. As you move through the stages of your life, and your estate grows, you will likely incorporate additional estate planning tools and…
Rank this Week: 4183

Chicago Injury Lawyer

Chicago Injury Lawyer

By the Willens Law Offices.

https://www.willenslaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 17

    Chiacago Orthopedic Malpractice Lawyer: Consequences of Malpratice

    Chiacago Orthopedic Malpractice Lawyer: Consequences of Malpratice
    Patients trust their doctor or surgeon with their lives and expect them to perform the procedure with utmost care. Like other invasive procedures, orthopedic surgeries also present inherent risks. Many of these risks can be avoided if…
  • Jan 16

    Compensation for Concussion Injuries – Chicago Brain Injury Attorney

    Compensation for Concussion Injuries – Chicago Brain Injury Attorney
    One of the most common brain injuries that can significantly affect your ability to perform even routine tasks is a concussion. A concussion presents very serious symptoms and can be life-threatening, especially if not treated in time and…
  • Jan 15

    Car Accident Related Spinal Injuries – Chicago Auto Injury Attorney

    Car Accident Related Spinal Injuries – Chicago Auto Injury Attorney
    Spinal cord injuries from a car accident have the ability to impact a victim for the rest of his or her life. Spinal cord injuries are probably one of the most serious types of injuries that occur when physical trauma causes damage to the…
Rank this Week: 4938

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/
  • Jan 17

    UCLA Prof. Allison Hoffman on "Reimagining the Risk of Long-Term Care"

    UCLA Prof. Allison Hoffman on "Reimagining the Risk of Long-Term Care"
    With the new Presidential administration ahead, many of us are asking what government policies or programs will be "re-imagined." With changes on the horizon, an especially interesting perspective on long-term care is offered by…
  • Jan 16

    Health & Safety Checks by Meals on Wheels?

    Health & Safety Checks by Meals on Wheels?
    So Meals on Wheels has an idea. We all know the dangers of isolation and how important it can be to check in with an elder on a regular basis. Kaiser Health News explains the idea, Meals On Wheels Wants...
  • Jan 15

    Mark Your Calendar-DOJ webinar

    Mark Your Calendar-DOJ webinar
    Do you know about the DOJ Elder Justice Initiative? If not, then this webinar is for you. Even if you do know about it, still register for this webinar! According to the email I received, On January 26, 2017, the...
Rank this Week: 184

All About Estates

All About Estates

Covers estates, trusts, tax, litigation, guardianship and elder care.

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jan 16

    RRIF rollovers and grandchildren.

    RRIF rollovers and grandchildren.
    Can RRIF proceeds paid after death to a testamentary trust, and used to purchase an annuity for the deceased’s grandson, qualify for a tax deferred rollover? The Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) was…
  • Jan 15

    Dementia in Canada: Developing A National Strategy for Dementia-friendly Communitie

    Dementia in Canada: Developing A National Strategy for Dementia-friendly Communitie
    “I can think of no other disease that places such a heavy burden on families, communities, and societies. I can think of no other disease where innovation, including breakthrough discoveries to develop a cure, is so badly needed.”…
  • Jan 13

    Mutual Wills versus Reciprocal Will

    Mutual Wills versus Reciprocal Will
    In the Ontario Superior Court decision, Lavoie and Trudel, 2016 ONSC 4141 (“Lavoie and Trudel”), the court was tasked with determining the validity of a will made on December 5, 2007 (the “2007 Will”) by the deceased,…
Rank this Week: 751

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/
Rank this Week: 169

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covering estate planning, elder law, special needs planning, and veteran's benefits in Virginia. By Hook Law Center.

http://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jan 16

    Intra-Family Conflict After Death – It’s Expensive

    Intra-Family Conflict After Death – It’s Expensive
    Within the confines of this office’s newsletters over the years are strategies designed to assist you in planning your estate to implement your decisions, your goals, avoid taxes and avoid probate. But were you aware that even the best…
  • Jan 10

    Do You Need to Revisit Your Estate Plan in 2017? The Answer is Probably “Yes.”

    Do You Need to Revisit Your Estate Plan in 2017? The Answer is Probably “Yes.”
    Estate Planning attorneys generally advise that plans be revisited with regularity to adjust for changes in law and changes in personal circumstance. At a minimum, your estate planning documents should be reviewed every 2-5 years, but 2017 is…
  • Dec 30

    The 65-Day Rule: What Every Trustee Should Know about Taxe

    The 65-Day Rule: What Every Trustee Should Know about Taxe
    Happy New Year! We hope you and yours had an enjoyable holiday season and that 2017 brings you happiness and good health.  With the close of the calendar year behind us, tax season is just beginning for individuals and many…
Rank this Week: 4326

Attorney David Engler's Elder Law…

Attorney David Engler's Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law, elder care, probate, estate law and family law.

http://davidengler.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 16

    HEROIN KIDS

    HEROIN KIDS
    There will be somewhere in the grim neighborhood of about 45,000 opiod deaths this past year. One of the echoes of this explosion is the number of kids landing in the children protective services departments.  Nationally the placement of…
  • Jun 15

    Just in Time for Father’s Day: A Dad and His Daughter are Reunited after 10 Years!

    Just in Time for Father’s Day: A Dad and His Daughter are Reunited after 10 Years!
    Warren Tribune Chronicle Writer Virginia Shank chronicled the story of a father who never stopped searching for his daughter who disappeared during a custody battle involving himself and his daughter’s mother.  Although…
  • May 2

    Engler Law Firm Welcomes Attorney Elizabeth Ramdin Repasky!

    Engler Law Firm Welcomes Attorney Elizabeth Ramdin Repasky!
    Engler Law Firm welcomes Elizabeth Ramdin Repasky as Associate Attorney at its Youngstown, Ohio firm, located at 725 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite S-3 in Boardman. Ramdin Repasky graduated from the University of Akron School of Law in…
Rank this Week: 3651

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/
  • Jan 16

    How To Protect Against Elder Abuse

    How To Protect Against Elder Abuse
    How To Protect Against Elder Abuse A Senate Special Committee on Aging had a hearing in November of 2016, which allowed experts to testify that elder abuse is still a growing problem in the United States.  The experts testified that over…
  • Jan 13

    Florida Statute Of Limitations on a Will

    Florida Statute Of Limitations on a Will
    What is the Florida Statute Of Limitations on a Will? A common question Jacksonville estate planning lawyers are often asked is how long does a person have to Florida will contest a will or what is the statute of limitations to contest a will…
  • Jan 11

    The Importance of a Florida DNR: Do Not Resuscitate Order

    The Importance of a Florida DNR: Do Not Resuscitate Order
    A Florida DNR is a document you will not complete with your Jacksonville Estate Planning Lawyer. Many feel that estate planning is a great area of law because it allows people to plan ahead for how they wish to be treated medically in a…
Rank this Week: 225

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

Covers Pennsylvania and national elder law and estate planning issues. By Jeffrey A. Marshall.

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1632

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Jan 15

    EEOC: Proof of Psychological Harm Should Not be Required to Show Workplace Harassment

    EEOC: Proof of Psychological Harm Should Not be Required to Show Workplace Harassment
    One baffling aspect of the Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB), a model state  law proposed by the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI), is that it continues to require bullying victims to establish a higher degree of harm than is…
  • Jan 12

    CONUNDRUM: No Evidence, No Hearing; No Hearing, No Evidence

    CONUNDRUM: No Evidence, No Hearing; No Hearing, No Evidence
    How does a discrimination victim get evidence of discrimination when his or her case is summarily dismissed without a hearing? This was the issue in a recent case before the EEOC where a Maintenance Mechanic filed a complaint…
  • Jan 4

    Fox News: The Cost of Sexual Harassment

    Fox News: The Cost of Sexual Harassment
    Fox News has gone from being the stolid and leading voice of conservatism in the United States to a network wracked with turmoil. This week, it was announced that Fox  is losing it’s leading on-air female…
Rank this Week: 4233

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 15

    The Importance of Having a Medicare Supplement (Part 1)

    The Importance of Having a Medicare Supplement (Part 1)
                    Since a large majority of our clients are over the age of 65 or disabled and receiving Social Security, those clients also receive Medicare…
  • Jan 8

    What to Do When You Have No One to Help (Part 2)

    What to Do When You Have No One to Help (Part 2)
                    Last week I presented to you the hypothetical, but very common case, of Jane who is in the hospital and has acute and chronic health issues.  She…
  • Jan 2

    What to Do When You Have No One to Help

    What to Do When You Have No One to Help
                    I have written often about the need for everyone to have a support system in place in the event of a crisis.  Think about whom you would turn to…
Rank this Week: 4307

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/
  • Jan 13

    Nursing Home Staff Arrested and Fired in Connection with Resident Death

    Nursing Home Staff Arrested and Fired in Connection with Resident Death
    Three nursing home employees in Nassau County have been arrested in connection with the death of nursing home resident at A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility.  Registered nurses, Sijimole Reji and Annieamma Augustine and certified…
  • Dec 8

    Six Individuals Arrested for Stealing from Nursing Home Resident

    Six Individuals Arrested for Stealing from Nursing Home Resident
    On October 18, 2016, six individuals were arrested in New York for  exploiting the financial vulnerability of nursing home residents; defendants are from Bronx, New York, Queens and Suffolk Counties. The five New York City defendants…
  • Dec 8

    Six Individuals Arrested for Stealing from Nursing Home Resident

    Six Individuals Arrested for Stealing from Nursing Home Resident
    On October 18, 2016, six individuals were arrested in New York for  exploiting the financial vulnerability of nursing home residents; defendants are from Bronx, New York, Queens and Suffolk Counties. The five New York City defendants…
Rank this Week: 1147

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 13

    Say It Early and Often

    Say It Early and Often
    The most important concept to remember in organizing your statements to the jury, whether during opening statement or closing argument, is the “rule of primacy”: Jurors tend to believe what they hear first and most frequently.…
  • Jan 11

    Watch Out for Probationary Employees Getting Implied Contract Right

    Watch Out for Probationary Employees Getting Implied Contract Right
    Employers often set up an “introductory” or “probationary” period for initial evaluation of new employees. There’s often a performance evaluation at the end of this period, and employers may believe they have…
  • Jan 9

    4 Tips for Finding the Right Interpreter

    4 Tips for Finding the Right Interpreter
    When a witness can’t understand or communicate in English, you need to get an interpreter. Evid C §752(a). It’s not as simple as just finding someone who speaks the same language as your witness. But getting the right…
Rank this Week: 2114

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury. By Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4820

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Jan 13

    What Are the Inheritance Rights of Adopted Children?

    What Are the Inheritance Rights of Adopted Children?
    Estate Planning Attorney Assisting Long Island Families with Adopted Children In general, an adopted child will typically have the same inheritance right to adoptive parents as biological children of those same parents. However, there are…
  • Jan 6

    Sensitive Estate Planning Questions That You Must Addre

    Sensitive Estate Planning Questions That You Must Addre
    Understanding and Caring Attorneys Assisting with Estate Planning in the Long Island Area Estate planning tends to strike fear in some. After all, it is about planning the future after death. While that sounds morbid, it is a necessity if…
  • Dec 22

    The Importance of Holding a Family Meeting to Discuss Your Estate Plan

    The Importance of Holding a Family Meeting to Discuss Your Estate Plan
    New York Attorney Recommends Helping your Family Understand your Estate Plan via Family Meetings You have family meetings to discuss important issues in the family, but have you had one about your estate plan or what happens to finances after…
Rank this Week: 4358

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

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

    Estate Planning 101 – What Is the Difference Between a Trust and a Will?

    Estate Planning 101 – What Is the Difference Between a Trust and a Will?
    When you begin estate planning, there are a variety of options that are available in order to plan how your estate will be distributed and may seem very similar, however, they all have distinct benefits. Two main estate planning tools…
  • Jan 10

    Long Term Planning – Can Pets Be Beneficiaries?

    Long Term Planning – Can Pets Be Beneficiaries?
    Pets play a special role in all our lives; they serve as companions, security, as well as important additions to our families. However, when it comes to naming beneficiaries in your will, it has long been debated on a state level whether pets…
  • Jan 7

    Injuries from Hot Water Scalding Led to…

    Injuries from Hot Water Scalding Led to Patient’s Death When we place our loved ones in the care of a nursing home we expect that they will be properly treated and cared for. Sadly, there are many instances where negligent care is…
Rank this Week: 1590

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 12

    Inclusion of CT Scans Instead of MRI Scans in WCMSAs for Claimants with Intrathecal Pump

    Inclusion of CT Scans Instead of MRI Scans in WCMSAs for Claimants with Intrathecal Pump
    It is commonplace for CT scans to be included in WCMSAs, in lieu of MRI scans, for Claimants with implanted intrathecal pumps; however, little thought is given to the reason for this substitution. Intrathecal pumps are small implanted…
  • Jan 9

    CIGA Wins Partial Summary Judgment on Issue of Over-inclusive Reimbursement

    CIGA Wins Partial Summary Judgment on Issue of Over-inclusive Reimbursement
    On January 5, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ruled in favor of the California Insurance Guarantee Association (CIGA) in its ongoing challenges against CMS over its MSP practices. After several years and…
  • Jan 9

    CMS Releases Updated NGHP User Guide

    CMS Releases Updated NGHP User Guide
    CMS updated their Non-Group Health Plan (NGHP) User Guide, and released version 5.2.  The updated guide can be found here. The only update to the guide is the change in thresholds for reporting certain cases with total payment obligation…
Rank this Week: 747

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://blog.finkrosnerershow-levenberg.com/
  • Jan 12

    Act Fast to appeal termination of Medicare skilled care benefit

    Act Fast to appeal termination of Medicare skilled care benefit
    When a senior or disabled patient who is on Medicare transfers to a skilled nursing facility for “rehab” after a hospitalization (of 3 days or more), a treatment plan is developed based on the physician’s orders, which…
  • Jan 10

    Medicaid annuity planning is alive and well in NJ

    Medicaid annuity planning is alive and well in NJ
    When a person applies for Medicaid under the NJ MLTSS program after having made gift transfers during the most recent 5 years, there will likely be a penalty period in which Medicaid will not pay for the care that this … Continue…
  • Jan 8

    Statewide Transition Plan for Disabled Finally Threading the Needle?

    Statewide Transition Plan for Disabled Finally Threading the Needle?
    Stakeholders in New Jersey made their feelings known in a big way to State DDD officials on a new transition plan that New Jersey had to give to the federal government showing the State’s increased efforts to develop residential…
Rank this Week: 4114

Long Term Care Defense Blog

Long Term Care Defense Blog

Address current topics and issues on the senior living and long-term care industries. By Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C.

http://ltcdefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 5046

Southern California Nursing Home…

Southern 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 11

    Malnutrition in Carlsbad Nursing Home

    Malnutrition in Carlsbad Nursing Home
    When many of us think about nursing home abuse or neglect in Carlsbad, California, we imagine scenarios in which patients have clearly been subjected to inadequate care. Yet nursing home neglect can be much more insidious, particularly when…
  • Jan 6

    Nursing Home Neglect in San Diego and the Rise of Superbug

    Nursing Home Neglect in San Diego and the Rise of Superbug
    If your elderly loved one resides in a San Diego nursing home and requires antibiotics for a bacterial infection, can you trust that your loved one is receiving the proper medication? According to a report from Kaiser Health News,…
  • Dec 29

    Concerns About California’s Right-to-Die Law and Alzheimer’s Patient

    Concerns About California’s Right-to-Die Law and Alzheimer’s Patient
    This past spring, a right-to-die law took effect in California, permitting residents of San Diego County who are terminally ill to make the decision to end their lives through doctor-prescribed medications. As an article from NBC News…
Rank this Week: 928

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jan 10

    Whose Property is it Anyway?

    Whose Property is it Anyway?
    Here is a new twist to follow our recent series titled “Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law, Part 1”, “Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law, Part 2”, and “Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law, Part 3”. A…
  • Dec 21

    Happy Holidays from Cramer Law Center

    Happy Holidays from Cramer Law Center
    From the Cramer Law Center family to yours, we wish you the happiest of holidays and a healthy and prosperous New Year. Our office will be closed from December 26, 2016 until January 3, 2017, so that our entire team can spend some much…
  • Dec 13

    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law Part 3 (Joint Safe Deposit Boxes)

    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law Part 3 (Joint Safe Deposit Boxes)
    A frequent question which arises in probate matters is who owns the contents of a safe deposit box. The fact that a safe deposit box is leased to a husband and wife creates no legal presumption that property contained in the box is owned…
Rank this Week: 2658

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Jan 9

    Should I Put My Kids on My Bank Account?

    Should I Put My Kids on My Bank Account?
    When people have heard through the grapevine about the potential perils of the probate process, they often ask me if they should just add their kids to their bank accounts in order to avoid probate. My answer is always a resounding: No.…
  • Dec 29

    How are Employee Bonuses Taxed?

    How are Employee Bonuses Taxed?
    How is an end of year bonus taxed? Bonuses are included in a special type of income called "Supplemental Wages," which are defined by the IRS as follows: Supplemental wages are wage payments to an employee that aren't regular wages. They…
  • Dec 29

    Tax Plan Differences: Trump vs. House GOP

    Tax Plan Differences: Trump vs. House GOP
    Although Trump and the Republicans in the House of Representatives generally agree on a number of significant tax reform issues, there are still a number of issues that need to be resolved, as discussed in the video below from the Wall Street…
Rank this Week: 2233

Nursing Home Law Center

Nursing Home Law Center

Covers common problems encountered by residents and their families at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers.

https://www.nursinghomelawcenter.org/
  • Jan 9

    Lawsuit Alleges Patient’s Death Due to Nursing Neglect

    Lawsuit Alleges Patient’s Death Due to Nursing Neglect
    A wrongful death lawsuit filed against a nursing home in Richmond, Virginia highlights the dangers of pressure ulcers and reveals the pain and suffering patients go through when their caregivers ignore their conditions. Donald Shelton…
  • Dec 12

    Action Against Nursing Home Operator for Systemic Understaffing

    Action Against Nursing Home Operator for Systemic Understaffing
    One of the nation’s largest nursing home chains suffered a legal setback that could eventually send ripples throughout the nursing care community at large. Despite aggressive attempts to have a lawsuit thrown out alleging that the…
  • Nov 14

    Investment in Nursing Industry Seen as Lucrative. But at What Cost?

    Investment in Nursing Industry Seen as Lucrative. But at What Cost?
    It really doesn’t come as a surprise to most people to learn that seniors are representing a growing segment of the overall population. Current figures suggest that the number of elderly people living in the country may climb by about…
Rank this Week: 227

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Jan 6

    Does your estate plan still work?

    Does your estate plan still work?
    Change is inevitable. And when it occurs, your estate plan must change as well. Most of us have been told that we should go to the doctor once a year for a checkup. We know the car oil needs changed every 3,000 miles or so. However, unlike…
  • Dec 23

    Are you Uninformed About Estate Planning?

    Are you Uninformed About Estate Planning?
    Do you have a plan in place if you can’t make health and financial decisions for yourself? What about a plan to protect your loved ones in the event you become injured or die? If you don’t, you’re not alone. Many Americans…
  • Nov 4

    How to Avoid a Common IRA Mistake

    How to Avoid a Common IRA Mistake
    If you’re like many people, you’ve probably invested in an IRA for retirement. But one piece of advice I can give you is to always make sure one thing is in order: your beneficiary forms. Here’s why. Many clients we…
Rank this Week: 4501

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 4

    Planning for Taxes on Inheritance

    Planning for Taxes on Inheritance
    Taxes on inheritance are imposed on property received from someone else’s estate after their death.  The federal government does not impose an inheritance tax.  Instead, inheritance taxes are imposed at the state level only.…
  • Jan 1

    What does it Mean to Die Intestate?

    What does it Mean to Die Intestate?
    You may have heard the term “intestate” or “intestacy” before, but wondered what it means. As your estate planning attorney can explain, the term “intestate” simply means dying without a will. So, intestate…
  • Dec 20

    Pet Trust

    Pet Trust
    If you are one of the millions of Americans who considers a beloved pet to be part of the family, then you undoubtedly worry about what will happen to your pet when you are no longer here to take care of him or her. The good news is that with…
Rank this Week: 3059

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 4

    Jury Duty Fine Telephone Scam

    Jury Duty Fine Telephone Scam
    West Virginians beware of a call saying you owe a fine for failing to appear for jury duty, and threatening jail if you don't pay by money order. Such scam has recently been reported in the Huntington area. Any government agency, state or…
  • Dec 27

    WVSLA opposes racism and seeks to serve WV seniors of color

    WVSLA opposes racism and seeks to serve WV seniors of color
    In response to recent statements published on social media by the senior services provider in Clay County, WV, the Board of Directors and staff of West Virginia Senior Legal Aid wishes to reiterate our commitment to serving senior West…
  • Dec 12

    Price of US national parks lifetime Senior Pass may go up dramatically, get yours now

    Price of US national parks lifetime Senior Pass may go up dramatically, get yours now
    If you are at least 62 years old you can get a Senior Pass (formerly the Golden Age Pass) "A $10.00 lifetime pass that provides access to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by five Federal agencies, with up to 100% of the proceeds…
Rank this Week: 2052

Digital Hereinafter

Digital Hereinafter

Legal practice blog with a focus on solo-small estate planning firm practice. By the Law Office of Smilie G. Rogers, PLLC.

http://www.maineestateattorney.com
  • Jan 3

    Is Providing Successor Trustees with Guidance Beneficial?

    Is Providing Successor Trustees with Guidance Beneficial?
    I have never seen a trust drafted by another lawyer that attempted to provide guidance to a successor trustee but I have seem many successor trustees operating in the complete dark for years.  Often the result is the failure to ……
  • Jul 29

    Revised Additional Instructions for Advance Health Care Directive

    Revised Additional Instructions for Advance Health Care Directive
    Sometime ago now I blogged about the importance of empowering clients to prepare additional instructions regarding their wishes that go beyond what traditional boilerplate Advance Health Care Directives and/or Living Wills…
  • Apr 28

    Are we there yet?

    Are we there yet?
           Planning takes time.  Meaningful planning requires vigilance, doesn’t it?  How do you as an estate planner maintain vigilance?  Assuming the client wanted to patriciate,…
Rank this Week: 5001

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

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

http://www.malmanlaw.com/malman-law-injury-blog
  • Dec 30

    Hip Fractures and Slip and Fall Injuries: What You Need to Know

    Hip Fractures and Slip and Fall Injuries: What You Need to Know
    Chicago Attorney Serving Elderly Victims of Slip-and-Fall Accidents Hip fractures are very serious injuries, especially for older individuals (those over the age of 65). When a fracture occurs as the result of a slip and fall accident, it can…
  • Dec 27

    Complications That May Arise After a Bone Fracture From an Accident

    Complications That May Arise After a Bone Fracture From an Accident
    Experienced Chicago Attorney Serving Victims of Bone Fractures Sustained in an Accident One of the most common types of injuries following an accident is a bone fracture. Fractures are something that almost everyone will experience at least…
  • Dec 23

    Who Do You Contact After an Auto Accident?

    Who Do You Contact After an Auto Accident?
    Experienced Auto Accident Attorneys Serving all of Chicago An auto accident is emotionally and mentally traumatizing. Not only are you dealing with your injuries and the anxiety that may come from an accident, but you also have administrative…
Rank this Week: 3912

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt…

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt Blog

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

http://www.alexislevitt.com/blog/
  • Dec 22

    Are You Caring for Someone Who Wanders?

    Are You Caring for Someone Who Wanders?
    CMS (the agency that manages Medicare and Medicaid) recently put out this interesting FAQ piece on wandering. The piece is aimed at managers of day programs and assisted livings, but there are a lot of useful nuggets in here for people who…
  • Dec 21

    WATD Radio Show!

    WATD Radio Show!
    I had a new experience this weekend – I was on the radio! Patti Abbate & Tom Foye co-host WATD’s “My Generation” radio show every Sunday from 7p – 8p. This week, I was their guest and we talked about a host…
  • Dec 21

    Have You Been Appointed Representative Payee?

    Have You Been Appointed Representative Payee?
    If you are caring for a loved one who receives Social Security and who cannot manage the Social Security benefits on her own, then you can ask the Social Security Administration to name you (or someone else) as your loved one’s…
Rank this Week: 3326

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A.…

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A. Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.arkansas-estateplanning.com/blog/
  • Dec 21

    Get Organized with a Master Directory

    Get Organized with a Master Directory
    This is an article from The Smith Law Firm, P.C. (http://www.elderlawyer.com/index.php) in Augusta, Georgia, that we thought others may find helpful. “If you’ve cleaned out the financial files of a loved one who has passed away,…
  • Dec 21

    Portability and Estate Planning

    Portability and Estate Planning
    This is an article from the Law Offices of Cheryl David (http://www.cheryldavid.com/) in Greensboro, North Carolina, that we thought others may find helpful. Portability allows a surviving spouse to take advantage of a deceased spouse’s…
  • Dec 15

    6 Ways to Prepare for Your First Estate Planning Meeting

    6 Ways to Prepare for Your First Estate Planning Meeting
    This is an article from The Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC (http://www.rbsllc.com/) in Portland, Oregon, that we thought others may find helpful. If you have decided to create a comprehensive estate plan, you have made a wise…
Rank this Week: 3806

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Dec 20

    Why A Successor Trustee Is Important

    Why A Successor Trustee Is Important
    If you are considering the addition of a trust agreement to your estate plan you will need to make a number of important decisions should you decide to create a trust. Deciding who to appoint as the Trustee of your trust is one of those…
  • Dec 13

    Why Should Incapacity Planning Be Included in Your Estate Plan?

    Why Should Incapacity Planning Be Included in Your Estate Plan?
    A comprehensive estate plan should do far more than simply provide a roadmap for the distribution of your estate assets after your death. Components such as tax and probate avoidance, special needs planning, or retirement planning can easily…
  • Dec 6

    Under a Power of Attorney Can an Agent Make Gifts on Your Behalf?

    Under a Power of Attorney Can an Agent Make Gifts on Your Behalf?
    A power of attorney is a commonly used legal document, often included in a comprehensive estate plan. When used properly, a power of attorney, or POA, can be a beneficial addition to your estate plan. Unfortunately, people often execute a POA…
Rank this Week: 4099

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Covers Social Security disability law and special needs trusts. By Sheri R. Abrams.

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
  • Dec 13

    Social Security Now Allows Claimants To Check Application & Appeal Statu

    Social Security Now Allows Claimants To Check Application & Appeal Statu
    This month Social Security launched a new service for “my Social Security” account holders so that they can check on the status of an application for benefits or an appeal. This service provides detailed information about…
  • Dec 13

    Social Security Now Allows Claimants To Check Application & Appeal Statu

    Social Security Now Allows Claimants To Check Application & Appeal Statu
    This month Social Security launched a new service for “my Social Security” account holders so that they can check on the status of an application for benefits or an appeal. This service provides detailed information about…
  • Dec 12

    People with Disabilities Will Soon Be Able to Create Their Own Special Needs Trust

    People with Disabilities Will Soon Be Able to Create Their Own Special Needs Trust
    The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act, federal legislation that will allow people with disabilities to create their own special needs trusts instead of having to rely on others, has passed the Congress. The measure was included in the 21st…
Rank this Week: 471

The Edwards Law Firm Blog

The Edwards Law Firm Blog

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://www.edwardslawfirm.com/blog/
  • Dec 6

    Top Reasons To Consult an Elder Law Attorney

    Top Reasons To Consult an Elder Law Attorney
    Top Reasons To Consult an Elder Law Attorney from William T Edwards, Jr. If you have questions related to estate planning; if you are concerned about what you have done in the past, it’s best to see what an elder law attorney can do for…
  • Apr 29

    Top Estate Planning Tips for 2016

    Top Estate Planning Tips for 2016
    Top Estate Planning Tips for 2016 from William T Edwards, Jr. Let 2016 be the year that you finally tackle the task of ensuring your estate plan is in place.
  • Aug 10

    Free Report: Florida Estate Planning for Newlyweds After 50 and The Blended Family

    Free Report: Florida Estate Planning for Newlyweds After 50 and The Blended Family
    Once you have your estate plan updated and all of the new issues properly addressed, you can move forward with the confidence that this new chapter will indeed have a happy ending.  Did you know that more than one in three people ages 50…
Rank this Week: 4401

Law Office of Robert L. Boydstun…

Law Office of Robert L. Boydstun Blog

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

http://www.boydstunlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 28

    It's Time to Reassess Your Medicare Choice

    It's Time to Reassess Your Medicare Choice
    Are your Medicare plans still working for you? Medicare's open enrollment period, in which you can enroll in or switch plans, runs from October 15 to December 7. The post It's Time to Reassess Your Medicare Choices appeared first on Boydstun.
  • Nov 28

    States Begin Offering State-Run Retirement Plan

    States Begin Offering State-Run Retirement Plan
    Workers in some states will soon have another option to save for retirement. Several states are establishing state-run retirement plans for workers who do not have a plan through their employer. The post States Begin Offering State-Run…
  • Nov 28

    Typical Social Security Recipient Will Get $4 Benefit Increase in 2017

    Typical Social Security Recipient Will Get $4 Benefit Increase in 2017
    Social Security benefits will rise only slightly in 2017. This follows no increase in benefits in 2016 and small increases for many of the previous years. The post Typical Social Security Recipient Will Get $4 Benefit Increase in 2017…
Rank this Week: 4012

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
  • Nov 28

    Contesting a Will in New York: An Overview of Will Contest

    Contesting a Will in New York: An Overview of Will Contest
    People (usually those who have been disinherited) often wonder if they have any rights to contest a last will and testament of a loved one which they believe to be an invalid will. There may be many reasons why they believe the will to be a…
  • Aug 29

    Probating a Copy of a Lost Will in New York

    Probating a Copy of a Lost Will in New York
    In order to probate a will, i.e. to have it accepted by the Court as the decedent’s Last Will and Testament, New York States Surrogate’s Courts require the original Will to be turned over to the Court. What happens, however, if…
  • Jul 6

    Estate Planning for Young Familie

    Estate Planning for Young Familie
    Young people, including the author, tend to think they are invincible. They don’t plan on getting sick or even worse, dying. Why, then, do they need an estate plan? For the same reason that older people create them: we are all mortals…
Rank this Week: 4267

Rhode Island Estate Planning and…

Rhode Island Estate Planning and Elder Law Blawg

Covers elder law, medicaid planning, disability planning, tax planning, guardianship, wills, trusts, asset protection, and probate. By Matthew Fabisch.

http://riestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Federal Estate Exclusion Up Slightly to $5.49M in 2017

    Federal Estate Exclusion Up Slightly to $5.49M in 2017
    The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the basic federal estate tax exclusion for the estates of decedents dying during calendar year 2017 will be $5.49 million, up from $5.45 million for calendar year 2016.  In addition,…
  • Mar 12

    What is Medicaid and why would my parents need it for nursing home coverage?

    What is Medicaid and why would my parents need it for nursing home coverage?
    Medicaid (called "MassHealth" in Massachusetts, and "Ritecare" in Rhode Island) is a joint federal-state program that provides health insurance coverage to low-income children, seniors, and people with disabilities. Importantly, unlike almost…
  • Aug 26

    What rights do I have as a trust beneficiary?

    What rights do I have as a trust beneficiary?
    As a trust beneficiary, you may feel like you are at the mercy of the trustee, but depending on the type of trust, trust beneficiaries may have rights to ensure the trust is properly managed.A trust is a legal arrangement through which one…
Rank this Week: 3933