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Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Nov 26

    Include HIPAA Authorization With Advance Directive

    Include HIPAA Authorization With Advance Directive
    When you think about the topic of estate planning the matter of arranging for future asset transfers after your passing may immediately come to mind. Unquestionably this is at the core of estate planning, but to be totally prepared for the…
  • Nov 21

    Free Report: Do I Lose Control of Assets in a Revocable Living Trust?

    Free Report: Do I Lose Control of Assets in a Revocable Living Trust?
    The individual who creates a revocable living trust is referred to as the grantor of the trust. There is a trustee who administers the trust, and there is a beneficiary who can receive monetary distributions from the trust. Topics covered in…
  • Nov 20

    Free Report: Medicaid Planning in Connecticut: What Can the Healthy Spouse Keep?

    Free Report: Medicaid Planning in Connecticut: What Can the Healthy Spouse Keep?
    Many people are not interested in Medicaid because they will be qualified for Medicare when they reach the age of 65. However, when you start to look at the facts, you find that Medicaid may be relevant to you at some point in time, even if…
Rank this Week: 3808

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/
  • Nov 26

    Idaho Estate Planning - Stay in Control of Your Estate

    Idaho Estate Planning - Stay in Control of Your Estate
    Every decision you make, whether personal, financial, or legal, should be designed to maximize your control over your decisions – and your assets. Don’t give up control; you will never be glad you did.
  • Nov 25

    Idaho Estate Planning - Challenges Facing Blended Familie

    Idaho Estate Planning - Challenges Facing Blended Familie
    In unions of those who marry twice, about 65 percent include children from prior marriages, according to the National Stepfamily Resource Center. That can complicate the transfer of brokerage accounts, real estate and personal possessions.…
  • Nov 24

    Idaho Estate Planning - No, You Can't Disinherit Your Spouse

    Idaho Estate Planning - No, You Can't Disinherit Your Spouse
    In general, the concept of testamentary freedom makes a person free to dispose of their property as they see fit when they die. However some decisions may be held to be against public policy and that freedom may be limited. Here are some of…
Rank this Week: 692

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 26

    Featured Link — Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    Featured Link — Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    Almost all of us need help with our financial decisions. Without the proper education or training, it’s hard to make sense of some of the choices we face. And unfortunately, making sense of those choices seems to become harder as…
  • Nov 25

    Health Insurance Companies Now Allied with Obama in Support of Affordable Care Act

    Health Insurance Companies Now Allied with Obama in Support of Affordable Care Act
    According to a front-page analysis from Robert Pear of the New York Times titled “Health Law Turns Obama And Insurers Into Allies,” President Obama “is depending more than ever on the insurance companies that five…
  • Nov 24

    Lawsuit Challenges HHS to Release Insurer Rate Hike Request

    Lawsuit Challenges HHS to Release Insurer Rate Hike Request
    The Washington Post “Wonkblog” reports that a lawsuit filed by a former official with the Department of Health and Human Services alleges that HHS is concealing insurers’ requested health insurance rate increases…
Rank this Week: 2145

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

http://www.cheryldavid.com/blog/
  • Nov 26

    Free Report: North Carolina Inheritance Planning

    Free Report: North Carolina Inheritance Planning
    Inheritance plans can also include a variety of other tools, such as revocable living trusts. They might also include testamentary trusts, transfer-on-death accounts, and even more complicated options. Your attorney will explain all these…
  • Nov 25

    Estate Planning for Seniors in North Carolina

    Estate Planning for Seniors in North Carolina
    Estate Planning for Seniors in North Carolina – from Cheryl David Elder law attorney will help you plan for the kind of care you might one day require. Learn more about Estate Planning for Seniors in North Carolina in this presentation.…
  • Nov 23

    Free Report: Power of Attorney in North Carolina – Part2

    Free Report: Power of Attorney in North Carolina – Part2
    Regardless of your circumstances, the powers of attorney you include in your estate plan will allow you some significant benefits and abilities. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Your Agent Responsibilities A Durable Power of…
Rank this Week: 2534

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Nov 26

    More RNs means better care and better outcomes!

    More RNs means better care and better outcomes!
    Medscape had a great article on the lack of RN staffing at nursing homes and how that affects the quality of care for the residents.  ”A large and growing volume of research shows that a higher nurse-to-patient ratio improves…
  • Nov 25

    Bullying in nursing Home

    Bullying in nursing Home
    WBUR’s Common Health had an interesting article on bullying in nursing homes.  New research released shows that aggression among residents in nursing homes is widespread and “extremely high rates of conflict and…
  • Nov 24

    Arbitration: “Yellow dog Contracts”

    Arbitration: “Yellow dog Contracts”
    Salon had a great article on how Big Business is taking away our constitutional right to a jury trial by forcing mandatory arbitration clauses in all consumer and employment contracts.  ”These hidden forced arbitration clauses lurk…
Rank this Week: 128

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Nov 26

    Steps to Estate Planning

    Steps to Estate Planning
    Estate planning may seem like a morbid topic better left for another time. In all actuality, estate planning provides you the opportunity to plan ahead, prepare family members for the future, and be involved in how matters are handled after…
  • Nov 19

    Estate Planning for a Second Family

    Estate Planning for a Second Family
    The purpose behind estate planning is to simplify a potentially complicated situation for family members. When a second family is involved, estate planning may be a bit more involved, but it is no less important. Several factors influence the…
  • Nov 11

    The Importance of a Power of Attorney

    The Importance of a Power of Attorney
    A power of attorney is a written document designed to allow someone of your choosing, an agent, to make legal decisions on your behalf in the event that you are incapacitated and unable to do so. Though establishing a power of attorney may…
Rank this Week: 4865

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Nov 26

    10 Best States for Retirement

    10 Best States for Retirement
    Last week, I wrote about the 10 Worst States for Retirement, based on a piece in USA Today. This week, let’s look at the 10 Best Places for Retirement in 2014, according to Bankrate.com. The ranking lists the following states: 10.…
  • Nov 24

    Lead Generation Doesn’t Happen By Magic

    Lead Generation Doesn’t Happen By Magic
    Despite the common misconception, marketing in and of itself won’t magically generate new business. You can wave your wand over your computer, chant incantations and cast spells on your email, online and social marketing, but even if…
  • Nov 21

    Don’t be a Turkey: Host an Open House this Holiday Season

    Don’t be a Turkey: Host an Open House this Holiday Season
    The holidays are usually a time to overindulge in a little turkey and mashed potatoes, or snack on home-baked goods and candies that make their way into the office every.single.year. It’s also a time to pick out that perfect gift for a…
Rank this Week: 1566

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Nov 26

    Terri Schiavo’s Brother

    Terri Schiavo’s Brother
    You probably remember the Terri Schiavo incident from a few years ago. If not, then here is a brief recap. Schiavo was comatose and on life support. Her doctors and her husband believed that there was no chance she would ever recover and that…
  • Nov 25

    Texas History – Do You Know How Many Miss America Winners Were From Texas?

    Texas History – Do You Know How Many Miss America Winners Were From Texas?
    Texas has produced three Miss America winners: Jo-Carroll Dennison of Tyler in 1942; Phyllis Ann George of Denton in 1971; and Shirley Cothran of Fort Worth in 1975.
  • Nov 21

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Robert H. Brooks (1937-2006) – Businessman Robert H. Brooks was an American businessman who, in 1967, founded Naturally Fresh Foods, a condiment and salad dressing manufacturer in the Atlanta area. But, he is most notably remembered for…
Rank this Week: 4615

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/
  • Nov 26

    Interprofessional Educational Initiatives "Spreading Like Wildfire"

    Interprofessional Educational Initiatives "Spreading Like Wildfire"
    Dr. Peter Beurhaus from Vanderbuilt University uses a question and answer format with colleagues at his university to explain how Vanderbilt's Program in Interprofessional Learning (VPIL), established in 2010, has involved "challenges,…
  • Nov 25

    Thank a Caregiver

    Thank a Caregiver
    Ramping up into Thanksgiving celebration, thinking about the things for which we are thankful---how about adding caregivers to that last? Huffintong Post Third Metric ran a three-part series earlier this month on Unsung Heroes: The Face of…
  • Nov 25

    Factors to Consider In Determining Whether to Preserve Elder's Interest in Primary Residence

    Factors to Consider In Determining Whether to Preserve Elder's Interest in Primary Residence
    New Jersey Elder Law Attorney Linda Ershow-Levenberg outlines factual and legal issues to consider in deciding how to handle the family residence in a recent article for Experience, the ABA publication for the Senior Lawyers Division. She…
Rank this Week: 180

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Nov 25

    An Asset Protection Primer – Part 2 of 4

    An Asset Protection Primer – Part 2 of 4
    Some form of asset protection should be included in every comprehensive estate plan.  Regrettably, however, many folks foolishly opt for the cheapest estate plan they can find, whether it be a do-it-yourself plan or some…
  • Nov 24

    An Asset Protection Primer – Part 1 of 4

    An Asset Protection Primer – Part 1 of 4
    The term asset protection is heard a lot in planning circles.  However, it has no definitive definition and its role depends on the context in which it is used. One aspect of asset protection is to protect the owner of those assets.…
  • Nov 23

    What Is a Third Party Special Needs Trust?

    What Is a Third Party Special Needs Trust?
    It is important to provide for each person on your inheritance list in the optimal manner. You are not compelled to slice everything up like a pie as you provide direct inheritances to each family member with no strings attached. If you act…
Rank this Week: 4412

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/
  • Nov 25

    Report Shows “Nursing Home Compare” Website Not As Reliable As Thought

    Report Shows “Nursing Home Compare” Website Not As Reliable As Thought
    Nursing Home Compare is a website run by Medicare.gov under the umbrella of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. It is a website intended to make it easier for prospective nursing home residents and their loved ones to…
  • Nov 24

    Camera Catches Abuse in Florida Nursing Home

    Camera Catches Abuse in Florida Nursing Home
    As we have repeatedly addressed the issue of cameras in nursing homes remains a hot topic. As earlier noted Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s recently came out in support of legislation permitting nursing home residents and their…
  • Nov 23

    Nursing Home Quality Assessment Expected to Improve by 2016

    Nursing Home Quality Assessment Expected to Improve by 2016
    A recent study by Families for Better Care revealed that Illinois ranks as the eighth-worst in the nation for nursing home care, reflecting particularly low levels of staffing per patient. Especially given an expected “silver…
Rank this Week: 164

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Nov 25

    What Is the Unlimited Marital Estate Tax Deduction?

    What Is the Unlimited Marital Estate Tax Deduction?
    When you are engaged in the process of estate planning you should inventory your assets for a number of different reasons. One of these would be to determine whether or not you have any federal estate tax liability. The dividing line that you…
  • Nov 20

    Ohio Special Needs Trust: An Explanation

    Ohio Special Needs Trust: An Explanation
    There are numerous different legal devices that are used in the field of estate planning, and today we would like to look at the vehicle called a Special Needs Trust. It is important to consider the life circumstances of the people who are on…
  • Nov 18

    Family Limited Partnership: Asset Protection, Tax Saving

    Family Limited Partnership: Asset Protection, Tax Saving
    As a person with significant financial resources, you need to consider estate tax efficiency and asset protection when you’re planning your estate. If these are your objectives, you should consider establishing a Family Limited…
Rank this Week: 3795

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Nov 25

    “Avoiding Probate” can cause more problems than it prevent

    “Avoiding Probate” can cause more problems than it prevent
    You may have heard that you should set things up to “avoid probate.” Bank or brokerage personnel may have recommended that you ” add a pay on death beneficiary, or a joint owner, so you can avoid probate.” There are…
  • Nov 24

    “Curious Incident” is a marvelous Broadway show

    “Curious Incident” is a marvelous Broadway show
    Last week I saw “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime,” a drama at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on 47th Street in NYC. What an excellent production. http://curiousonbroadway.com/?gclid=CKa58f_qkMECFa1m7AoddGsArQ Based…
  • Nov 20

    Cautionary tale about administrative procedural hurdle

    Cautionary tale about administrative procedural hurdle
    In a new but unpublished decision by the Superior Court, Appellate Division, a person applying for benefits under the State’s Traumatic Brain Injury Fund (TBIF)  was denied reimbursement for certain equipment due to apparent…
Rank this Week: 4460

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/
  • Nov 25

    Silver Alert issued for Belington woman

    Silver Alert issued for Belington woman
    The Barbour County Sheriff's Department has issued a silver alert for a Belington woman. Valerie Kay Robinson, 57, of Belington was last seen at 5:30 p.m. at her residences on Centre Street in Belington. Robinson suffers from bipolar…
  • Oct 31

    Public hearings on 17% rate increases for WV electric customer

    Public hearings on 17% rate increases for WV electric customer
    West Virginians served by Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power, American Electric Power’s (AEP) operating electric utility providers in the Mountain State can attend a series of upcoming public hearings, as the Public Service Commission of…
  • Oct 7

    Training: Improving Services to LGBT Older Adult

    Training: Improving Services to LGBT Older Adult
    The WVU School of Social Work in partnership with the WV Bureau of Senior Services and SAGE Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders is offering a day-long training: Improving the Quality of Services and…
Rank this Week: 2037

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Nov 25

    What Is an Executor?

    What Is an Executor?
    When you plan your estate, you execute legally binding documents that facilitate asset transfers. Stating your wishes in writing is a large part of the equation, but there is also a postmortem process to consider. There is a human element.…
  • Nov 20

    What Is a Letter of Final Instruction?

    What Is a Letter of Final Instruction?
    There are various tasks that must be completed after you pass away to make your wishes become a reality. Estate administration is something that you should take into consideration when you are planning your estate. With this in mind, we will…
  • Nov 18

    What Is the Difference Between a Guardianship and a Power of Attorney?

    What Is the Difference Between a Guardianship and a Power of Attorney?
    Estate planning should be viewed as a comprehensive endeavor. Yes, you want to make sure that you facilitate efficient asset transfers after you pass away. At the same time, you should see a holistic picture and prepare for the eventualities…
Rank this Week: 4616

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
  • Nov 24

    Truck Accident Lawyers Will Pull Out the Big Guns on the Big Rig

    Truck Accident Lawyers Will Pull Out the Big Guns on the Big Rig
    Some people become nervous when driving on the highway next to a large truck, and there’s a reason for it. Whether you call it an 18-wheeler, a semi, or a big rig, an accident with a truck can cause significantly more damage than one…
  • Nov 24

    Getting Back on the Road with a Personal Injury Attorney

    Getting Back on the Road with a Personal Injury Attorney
    Vehicle accidents are one of the most common types of personal injury. Unfortunately, they often come with bodily harm, medical and financial concerns, and lost life. When you have been the victim of a personal injury, recovery and returning…
  • Nov 24

    Car Accident Attorneys Can Help Process Accident Insurance

    Car Accident Attorneys Can Help Process Accident Insurance
    A car accident is never anticipated, but just about everyone will be involved in one at some point. According to a 2011 Forbes news story, the average American files a car insurance claim every 17.9 years. This means for most people, a…
Rank this Week: 4321

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/
  • Nov 24

    How Do You “Stretch” an IRA?

    How Do You “Stretch” an IRA?
    An IRA is an individual retirement account. These accounts are very useful for people who are looking ahead toward the future. Clearly, an IRA can provide you with a financial underpinning during your retirement years, but you could…
  • Nov 23

    Is There a Medi-Cal Asset Limit in San Jose California?

    Is There a Medi-Cal Asset Limit in San Jose California?
    Is There a Medi-cal Asset Limit in San Jose California? from Roy W. Litherland Medicare is a government health insurance program most people will qualify for Medicare coverage when they reach the age of 65. Learn more about medi-cal asset…
  • Nov 19

    What Is a Totten Trust?

    What Is a Totten Trust?
    Sometimes legal documents are referred to by multiple different names. This can be confusing, and we try to clear things up on this blog. With this in mind, we will look at the Totten trust in this post. Transferring Assets When you hear…
Rank this Week: 4394

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: 1199

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/
  • 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…
  • Oct 8

    How to Use a Roth IRA to Fund College Tuition

    How to Use a Roth IRA to Fund College Tuition
    Last week I came across an interesting article by Erin Arvedlund in the Philadelphia Inquirer about saving for college tuition.  The article reminded me that it’s possible to use a Roth IRA to pay education expenses.…
  • Sep 29

    What Happens to My ITunes Account When I Die?

    What Happens to My ITunes Account When I Die?
    In today’s digital world, many clients are beginning to ask questions like, “What happens to my accounts on the Cloud, like my iTunes and Instagram accounts, when I die?” and “Will the executor of my estate have…
Rank this Week: 4934

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/
  • Nov 24

    VA Funds Can Alter ALTCS Eligibility

    VA Funds Can Alter 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: My father is on ALTCS and he has resided at an assisted-living facility for about…
  • Nov 18

    ALTCS Rules Allow for Gift Strategy

    ALTCS Rules Allow for Gift Strategy
    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 mother is only 60 years old, but she is no longer able to care for herself at…
  • Nov 14

    Settlement Could Affect Eligibility

    Settlement Could Affect 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: My wife was in a horrible car accident, as a result of which she will likely…
Rank this Week: 4635

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/
  • Nov 24

    Estate Planning Step 1: Indentify Your Asset

    Estate Planning Step 1: Indentify Your Asset
    Estate planning can be complicated and overwhelming, therefore it is important to take things a step at a time and seek proper advice in order to ensure your wishes will be followed.
  • Nov 21

    Importance of Selecting Guardians For Your Minor Children

    Importance of Selecting Guardians For Your Minor Children
    Who will care for you children if you are deceased? A proper estate plan will allow you to designate a guardian of your children as well as of your estate.
  • Nov 19

    Having The "Financial Talk" With Your Parent

    Having The "Financial Talk" With Your Parent
    It is important to talk to your elder loves ones while they are competent and able to participate in their estate planning and long term care planning needs.
Rank this Week: 1216

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
  • Nov 24

    Getting Edited Video into Evidence

    Getting Edited Video into Evidence
    With court time and patience at a premium, it may be best to introduce an edited version of a video recording into evidence instead of the whole—possible very long—version. But before you do this, you’ll have to authenticate…
  • Nov 21

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?
    You get a call from a family member, friend, or client who’s either been arrested or will be soon with a misdemeanor, such as a DUI. Maybe you’re new to practice or criminal law isn’t your usual area. Should you take on the…
  • Nov 19

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law
    The following is a guest blog post by Rachel K. Prandini, Unaccompanied Minor Law Fellow/Attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco. The number of unaccompanied minors arriving at the US southern border in 2014 has been…
Rank this Week: 2445

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Nov 24

    Joan Rivers: Lessons from a Life Well Lived

    Joan Rivers: Lessons from a Life Well Lived
    It’s been two months since Joan Rivers passed away and she’s still a part of the media cycle. That’s a testament to the impact she made on the culture… an impact we may not have quite realized until she was gone. But…
  • Nov 13

    Is It Really Impossible to Have Both Family and Fortune?

    Is It Really Impossible to Have Both Family and Fortune?
    How much is your family costing you? Does “everything” sound like an overestimate? Not according to one Forbes financial writer. #142456905 / gettyimages.com In an interesting but arguably excessively cynical analysis, columnist…
  • Nov 6

    Study: America’s End-of-Life System is Totally Broken

    Study: America’s End-of-Life System is Totally Broken
    Sometimes official studies are commissioned and they end up telling us what we already know. Eating bread leads to weight gain. Speeding causes car crashes. Long workdays make us tired. #150666790 / gettyimages.com Now a new report from The…
Rank this Week: 2776

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • Nov 24

    What Is the Most Important Estate Planning Document?

    What Is the Most Important Estate Planning Document?
    Like most people, you undoubtedly understand the important part of creating a comprehensive estate plan. Also like most people, you may not have done so yet. One reason for this may be that you simply do not know where to start. Numerous…
  • Nov 21

    What Is A QDOT Trust?

    What Is A QDOT Trust?
    If you are fortunate enough to have amassed a moderate to large estate that you plan to leave to a spouse and/or future generations you likely already know that without careful estate planning you could lose a significant portion of that…
  • Nov 19

    Will I Still Have Control Over My Property If I Create a Family Wealth Trust?

    Will I Still Have Control Over My Property If I Create a Family Wealth Trust?
    Trusts were once used almost exclusively by the wealthy as a way to pass down the family wealth without incurring taxes and without giving up complete control over the wealth. Today, however, you don’t have to be wealthy to benefit from…
Rank this Week: 4281

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Covers common problems encountered by residents and their families aat nursing homes and assisted living facilities. By Jonathan Rosenfeld.

http://www.nursinghomesabuseblog.com/
  • Nov 24

    Bed Sore Lawsuit: Facility Failed To Identify & Treat Patient’s Wound

    Bed Sore Lawsuit: Facility Failed To Identify & Treat Patient’s Wound
    Millions of our nation’s senior citizens suffer from painful bed sores every year. For many of these patients, receiving proper care is never an option. They reside within long-term care facilities that are understaffed or contain…
  • Nov 17

    Nursing Home Manipulate Data For Higher Rating

    Nursing Home Manipulate Data For Higher Rating
    Trying to choose the right nursing home for a loved one can be a very difficult endeavor. First and foremost, family members often want to make sure that the loved one will be safe and cared for in the facility. Family members want to make…
  • Nov 10

    Short-Term Nursing Home Admission Proves Deadly for Patient

    Short-Term Nursing Home Admission Proves Deadly for Patient
    Neglect is one of the leading causes of death for nursing home residents in the United States. Nursing home staff workers have a legal obligation to provide consistent care to residents. When staff workers fail to check up on nursing home…
Rank this Week: 243

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Nov 24

    The 1877 Master and Servant Rule Lives!

    The 1877 Master and Servant Rule Lives!
    If you wonder why American workers need protection from workplace bullying, consider last week’s decision by a federal appeals court in Chicago regarding a 51-year-old plant  manager who was fired by Sun…
  • Nov 21

    Law Doesn’t Protect Workers from ‘Unfair Employers”

    Law Doesn’t Protect Workers from ‘Unfair Employers”
    As the holiday season approaches, the U.S.  Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in Chicago has released a decision that harkens back to the working conditions of Victorian England which inspired Charles Dickens.…
  • Nov 21

    EEOC Snubs Age Discrimination – Again

    EEOC Snubs Age Discrimination – Again
    Yet again, the EEOC in 2014 devoted a disproportionately small percentage of its resources toward litigating age discrimination complaints. The EEOC filed 133 merits lawsuits during FY 2014, compared to 131 in 2013 and 378 a decade ago.…
Rank this Week: 4510

Nursing Home Law Blog

Nursing Home Law Blog

Information relating to nursing homes and the care that they provide. By Stark & Stark.

http://nursinghomelaw.stark-stark.com/
  • Nov 24

    Water’s Edge Nursing Home and Liberty Royal Rehabilitation and Health Care Center on the CMS Special Focus Facility List

    Water’s Edge Nursing Home and Liberty Royal Rehabilitation and Health Care Center on the CMS Special Focus Facility List
    A very convenient tool for concerned families to evaluate nursing homes is the “Medicare Compare” website.  Included within this is a section that designates what are known as “Special Focus Facilities.”  A…
  • Nov 13

    Staffing Levels Lower than Reported

    Staffing Levels Lower than Reported
    A new study by Public Integrity finds widespread discrepancies in actual staffing levels and those reported to the state and federal government.  You can read the full article here. I often find significant issues with the…
  • Nov 11

    Challenges Faced Within a Growing Elderly Population

    Challenges Faced Within a Growing Elderly Population
    I read with great interest the recent article in The New York Times about the particular challenges faced within a growing elderly population and an alarming statistic with regard to the number of deaths caused by falls in the elderly. A 2012…
Rank this Week: 1222

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/
  • Nov 24

    The Benefits of a Crummey Trust

    The Benefits of a Crummey Trust
    Gift giving is on everyone’s minds now that we are in the midst of the holiday season.  Although generosity can be personally rewarding, it can cost you more financially than you might expect.  The IRS will be sure to take its…
  • Nov 20

    Arkansas Medicaid Waiver

    Arkansas Medicaid Waiver
    Clients often ask if there is an Arkansas Medicaid Waiver program.  Actually, there are several.  A Medicaid Waiver is a way for each state to use Medicaid funds to pay for services needed by individuals with disabilities.  The…
  • Nov 18

    Free Report: Estate Planning for Pets in Arkansa

    Free Report: Estate Planning for Pets in Arkansa
    If you have a family pet, you know it is a lifelong companion that has become a part of your family. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Choosing Someone to Take of Your Pet Incorporating Provisions for your Pet in Your Will Creating a…
Rank this Week: 4101

Law Offices of Richard B.…

Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.rbsllc.com/blog/
  • Nov 23

    6 Ways to Prepare for Your First Estate Planning Meeting

    6 Ways to Prepare for Your First Estate Planning Meeting
    If you have decided to create a comprehensive estate plan, you have made a wise decision. The time, effort, and cost that goes into creating your estate plan will benefit you and your loved ones for the rest of your life and beyond. If you…
  • Nov 21

    What Is a Stretch IRA?

    What Is a Stretch IRA?
    An individual retirement account can provide a great nest egg for you when you are enjoying your golden years. Under some circumstances, an IRA can also be utilized as an effective estate planning tool. Traditional IRA With this type of…
  • Nov 17

    Free Report: Estate Planning in Oregon – Where to Begin

    Free Report: Estate Planning in Oregon – Where to Begin
    Most people know they need to create an estate plan, however, knowing you need to create one, and knowing where to start, are two entirely different things. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Positions and Roles in Your Estate Plan…
Rank this Week: 4357

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary…

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary Law Blog

Covers Elder Law, long-term care, "End-of-Life" and health care surrogate decision-making, estate & personal planning, fiduciary administrations, elders' dispute resolution, and Orphans' Court litigation. By Neil E. Hendershot.

http://paelderestatefiduciary.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    PA Bar Assn approves Orphans' Court Mediation Project

    PA Bar Assn approves Orphans' Court Mediation Project
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]-->On Friday, November 21, 2014, the Pennsylvania Bar Association formally approved, by unanimous vote, a Report and Recommendation presented by its Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee…
  • Aug 27

    Philadelphia Court Upholds Stephen Girard's Intention

    Philadelphia Court Upholds Stephen Girard's Intention
    Stephen Girard, late in life Painted by J.R. Lambdin Judge O'Keefe, Administrative Judge of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, sitting in the Orphans' Court Division, issued an opinion and order, dated August 21, 2014, released on…
  • Jun 19

    PA POA Reform legislation on Governor's Desk

    PA POA Reform legislation on Governor's Desk
    On June 18, 2014, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives adopted (193-0) the amended, compromise version of House Bill 1429, in Printer's No. 3708, regarding power of attorney reform.  The adopted legislation was transmitted to the…
Rank this Week: 808

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4528

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/
  • Nov 23

    Inheritance tension: why more families may be headed for court

    Inheritance tension: why more families may be headed for court
    CBC News is carrying an excellent article about inheritance and resulting disputes. I wish I could say it was all doom and gloom, but after 30 years in the industry I have to say that disputes and struggles are the norm, not the exception.…
  • Nov 22

    Beneficiary and executor at a stalemate over signing of Release

    Beneficiary and executor at a stalemate over signing of Release
    I often receive questions about the release forms that are to be signed by beneficiaries. Here is one from a reader that I've heard more than once, that should be of interest to many of you. "Is there a standard release form ? I have…
  • Nov 15

    It's "Make a Will Month"

    It's &quot;Make a Will Month&quot;
    Do you have a valid, up-to-date will? If not, why not? The Ontario Bar Association has designated November as "Make a Will" month to encourage people to look into getting wills put into place. Advocatedaily.com has an article that…
Rank this Week: 234

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/
  • Nov 22

    Milne Estate v. Milne

    Milne Estate v. Milne
    Separation Agreements or court orders following marriage breakdown may include a clause requiring one former spouse to maintain a life insurance policy on his or her life, naming the other as the beneficiary. Life insurance is a good way to…
  • Nov 16

    Uniform Trustee Act Provisions for Remuneration

    Uniform Trustee Act Provisions for Remuneration
    The British Columbia Government appears to be considering passing new legislation modeled on the Uniform Conference of Canada, Uniform Trustee Act. As I wrote before, the Ministry of Justice was requesting comments on the Uniform Trustee…
  • Nov 8

    Are Future Payments from a Trust Created by Will Available to the Creditors of a Bankrupt?

    Are Future Payments from a Trust Created by Will Available to the Creditors of a Bankrupt?
    If you make a will leaving your estate to your child, and after your death, your child is assigned into bankruptcy, then your child’s inheritance from you will be available to his or her creditors. That’s not too surprising.But…
Rank this Week: 458

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

By Ed Fox & Associates.

http://www.chicagonursinghomeabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Conflict and Violence among Nursing Home Residents Widespread

    Conflict and Violence among Nursing Home Residents Widespread
    A recent study by lead author Karl Pillemer, professor of gerontology in medicine at Weill Cornell College of Medicine in New York shockingly reveals that aggression among residents of nursing homes is widespread and "extremely high rates of…
  • Nov 12

    INVESTIGATION FINDS NURSING HOME CARE LEVELS LOWER THAN REPORTED

    INVESTIGATION FINDS NURSING HOME CARE LEVELS LOWER THAN REPORTED
    A recent investigation performed by the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington D.C., found that U.S. nursing home patients may not actually be receiving the high levels of care that…
  • Nov 7

    Illinois Ranked Eighth Worst State for Nursing Homes; Receives "F" Grade

    Illinois Ranked Eighth Worst State for Nursing Homes; Receives "F" Grade
    Families for Better Care recently released its "Nursing Home Report Cards" for 2014 and the results for Illinois are not good. Illinois was ranked 44th out of 50 states and the District of Columbia for Nursing Home Quality, or 8th worst. …
Rank this Week: 3202

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/
  • Nov 21

    Translation Issues in Elder Abuse Case

    Translation Issues in Elder Abuse Case
    Did you know that Southern California is home to the largest Latino and Asian populations in the country? According to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, elderly persons within these populations may not be getting a fair deal in elder…
  • Nov 14

    New Elder Care Protections on the Way in San Diego County

    New Elder Care Protections on the Way in San Diego County
    First Nursing Home Facility Rating System in California As the population of California continues to age, and more baby boomers find themselves thinking about San Diego assisted-living facilities and nursing homes, it is becoming more…
  • Nov 6

    California Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

    California Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
    Who looks out for aging Californians who do not have relatives our outside caregivers to keep an eye out for the signs of elder abuse?  The California State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is in place to make sure that older adults…
Rank this Week: 926

New Jersey Elder Abuse and Neglect…

New Jersey Elder Abuse and Neglect Forum

Covers nursing home / elder abuse law in the State of New Jersey. By Donna Russo.

http://www.njelderabuselaw.com/
  • Nov 20

    Today is Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day

    Today is Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day
    The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel has declared November 20th as National Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day.  
  • Nov 13

    Nursing Home Abuse: Understaffing of Nurse

    Nursing Home Abuse: Understaffing of Nurse
    There is a discrepancy as to the nursing staffing levels  between the data collected by Medicare and the self reporting by nursing homes on the government’s public website, Nursing Home Compare.   A new law was enacted…
  • Oct 18

    Nursing Home Abuse: Extendicare Pays 38 Million

    Nursing Home Abuse: Extendicare Pays 38 Million
    On October 11, 2014, the New York Times reported that Extendicare  agreed to pay $38 million over claims of poor care.   The federal claims alleged that Extendicare inappropriately billed for physical therapy and provided such poor…
Rank this Week: 2999

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 20

    What Is Probate?

    What Is Probate?
    You know how you want your assets distributed after you’re gone… you’ve planned it all down to the last detail. But do you know how those wishes become a reality? In this short SlideShare presentation, we’ll walk you…
  • Nov 18

    Successfully Navigating the Challenges of Alzheimer’

    Successfully Navigating the Challenges of Alzheimer’
    An estimated 5.2 million people suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease today. One of the most prevalent types of dementia, Alzheimer’s can quickly become crippling, for both the individual and their loved ones. In this short video,…
  • Nov 13

    How Can The Alzheimer’s Association Help You?

    How Can The Alzheimer’s Association Help You?
    Our firm is a proud supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association and we try to contribute in several ways to their education, awareness and fundraising initiatives.  In that spirit, here we include an article they have provided that…
Rank this Week: 1523

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/
  • Nov 20

    Facing a 30-day plus delay for a V.A. medical appointment? You can now apply to see a private provider

    Facing a 30-day plus delay for a V.A. medical appointment? You can now apply to see a private provider
    On November 17, 2014 the Veterans Administration began mailing "Veterans Choice" cards to veterans facing extended wait times for treatment at a V.A. facility. Veterans who qualify for the program will be permitted to seek treatment…
  • Nov 14

    Walk to End Alzheimer'

    Walk to End Alzheimer'
    "Karp's Kommandos" - our attorneys, staff and our families - turned out for the Walk to End Alzheimer's on October 18 in West Palm Beach and October 25 in Jensen Beach. The Alzheimer's Association-sponsored event raises funds for…
  • Nov 12

    New book on the downside of "medicalizing" the aging proce

    New book on the downside of &quot;medicalizing&quot; the aging proce
    Dr. Atul Gawande, the surgeon and author, has just published his newest book, "Being Mortal." The sensitive subject matter has sparked serious debate among physicians, the clergy and the public. Gawande argues that our society has…
Rank this Week: 1182

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
  • Nov 20

    What Is A Business Plan?

    What Is A Business Plan?
    Although a proper legal structure is very important for a startup business, there are many other considerations that are very likely much more important if the business is to be successful. In particular, developing a business plan is often…
  • Nov 5

    Business Structures: The Facts & Figure

    Business Structures: The Facts &amp; Figure
    Although there a lots of very important questions that a business owner, or owners, must ask when starting a business, perhaps of one of the most important is: How should I legally structure my business? In general, there are three principal…
  • Oct 8

    4 Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property

    4 Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property
    In the United States, there are four principal ways in which a person or business can protect intellectual property, however, not all types of protection are available for all property types. The infographic below briefly describes each of…
Rank this Week: 2483

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    The Cost of Alzheimer's: $4,000 per Month?

    The Cost of Alzheimer's: $4,000 per Month?
    There are over fifteen million people caring for loved ones that suffer from Alzheimer's disease, and while most are acutely aware of the emotional toll that care can take many do not realize the financial strife that it can cause, as well.…
  • Nov 18

    Bracing for an Increase in Falls with Our Elderly

    Bracing for an Increase in Falls with Our Elderly
    As the population ages and people live longer, the number of elderly Americans who fall and suffer serious injuries, or death, is soaring. As a result, retirement communities, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes where millions of…
  • Nov 14

    Long-Term Care Insurance Alternative

    Long-Term Care Insurance Alternative
    As many seniors reach retirement age their health can begin to decline. Yet, very few seniors have any kind of plan or coverage for chronic or long-term illness. This happens for a variety of reasons - some believe that they will pass away…
Rank this Week: 1702

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Nov 20

    How Do I Change a Custody Order in South Carolina?

    How Do I Change a Custody Order in South Carolina?
    Custody in South Carolina is decided best on what is in the best interests of the child. When parents separate or divorce, they may create a parenting agreement together that divides up custody. If the parents cannot come to an agreement…
  • Nov 18

    How Does the Judge Decide Custody Issues in South Carolina?

    How Does the Judge Decide Custody Issues in South Carolina?
    The issue of child custody is one of the most important that parents face when they decide they no longer wish to live together under the same roof. Child custody may need to be split if a couple who is living together decides to separate or…
  • Nov 13

    Spousal Support in a South Carolina Divorce

    Spousal Support in a South Carolina Divorce
    Spousal support or alimony is appropriate in certain situations when a marriage ends. Spousal support is not awarded in all cases and there are different kinds of spousal support. Both the spouse who is seeking support (the…
Rank this Week: 4911

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/
  • Nov 19

    Gifts and the Five-Year Lookback

    Gifts and the Five-Year Lookback
    I often hear from clients that they “have made gifts in the last five years – but it’s ok, they were all less than $14,000 so they won’t count under the five-year lookback – right?” Unfortunately,…
  • Oct 16

    Life Estate Deeds – An Antique Technique Providing Modern Convenience

    Life Estate Deeds – An Antique Technique Providing Modern Convenience
    When we pass away, our assets are divided into two groups – probate and non-probate. Non-probate assets are things like bank accounts and life insurance policies that you have named joint owners or TODs on – they transfer to the…
  • Oct 9

    Home Care Goes High-Tech

    Home Care Goes High-Tech
    CNN recently ran a fascinating article about the expanding use of technology in the field of home care for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia, allowing them to remain independently in their homes longer.   You’ve probably…
Rank this Week: 3422

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

Follows the issues related to Medicare Set Asides and MMSEA compliance. By MEDVAL, LLC.

http://www.medval.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 874

Minko Law Office Blog

Minko Law Office Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.minkolaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 19

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Basic Estate Plan

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Basic Estate Plan
    In this week’s entry in our ongoing series on essential estate planning knowledge, we are going to focus on what basic estate plans in New York look like. We previously discussed the important elements of what goes into crafting an…
  • Nov 17

    Historical Facts About Estate Planning

    Historical Facts About Estate Planning
    Historical Facts About Estate Planning: The Will is Ancient A lot of people know that a last will and testament is one of the more basic estate planning documents you can create. But what you might not know is that these documents have been…
  • Nov 14

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – The Probate Proce

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – The Probate Proce
    This week in our essential estate planning knowledge blog post, we are going to focus on the probate process and why it is so important to estate planning. If you are like most people in New York, you might have heard about probate–or…
Rank this Week: 4523

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/
  • Nov 19

    Power of Attorney Mistakes to Avoid

    Power of Attorney Mistakes to Avoid
    A power of attorney is an essential component of every comprehensive estate plan.  This valuable tool can provide specific instructions for what should be done in the event you become incapacitated in the future and can no longer express…
  • Nov 14

    Benefits of a Corporate Trustee

    Benefits of a Corporate Trustee
    Possibly one of the most important decisions you make concerning your trust is who will serve as your trustee.  The trustee has a duty to comply with the terms of your trust.  These duties…
  • Nov 13

    Do I Need More than a Will?

    Do I Need More than a Will?
    The purpose of estate planning is to prepare yourself and your family for not only your death, but also the possibility of your incapacity.  Planning for both possibilities involves creating a comprehensive estate plan. Typically, that…
Rank this Week: 3228