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Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Covers Illinois nursing homes and information for nursing home residents, family members, ombudsmen, resident advocates, elder law attorneys and nursing home staff. By Levin & Perconti.

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • Dec 29

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County

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

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley

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

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard
    Illinois has had a fairly mixed record as a state when it comes to the quality of care at its nursing homes, and unfortunately ranks toward the bottom of the list closer to the likes of Texas and Oklahoma. Case in point, a recent report by an…
Rank this Week: 167

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

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

    How Long Will It Take to Actually Receive My Inheritance ?

    How Long Will It Take to Actually Receive My Inheritance ?
    Although most of us think of the death of a family member or loved one as an emotional event, the reality is that there are a number of practical and legal ramifications of a death as well. Among those is the need to distribute the assets…
  • Jul 28

    Free Report: How Long Will It Take To Get My Inheritance in Missouri

    Free Report: How Long Will It Take To Get My Inheritance in Missouri
      The single most important factor in determining when you will receive your inheritance is whether or not the inheritance is made up of probate or non-probate assets because not all assets are required to go through the probate process.…
  • Jul 27

    Receiving Your Inheritance in Missouri – How Long It Will Take

    Receiving Your Inheritance in Missouri – How Long It Will Take
    Receiving Your Inheritance in Missouri – How Long It Will Take from Charlie Amen  If so, and a Will contest is filed, it will significantly slow down the probate process because everything essentially comes to a stop while the will…
Rank this Week: 3663

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Families Face Tough Decisions as Cost of Elder Care Soar

    Families Face Tough Decisions as Cost of Elder Care Soar
    The Dallas Morning News recently published a troubling article about the costs of long-term care, and specifically the costs of nursing home care. Almost everyone will potentially face this situation for themself or for a family member.…
  • Jul 27

    FDA Talking to Google About Using Data Mining to Identify Unknown Drug Side Effect

    FDA Talking to Google About Using Data Mining to Identify Unknown Drug Side Effect
    Bloomberg News reports that the Food and Drug Administration “is talking to Google about how the search engine could help the agency identify previously unknown side effects of medications.” FDA officials had a conference…
  • Jul 24

    Four Low-Impact Exercises that Anyone in the Family Can Do

    Four Low-Impact Exercises that Anyone in the Family Can Do
    Getting in a good workout doesn’t necessarily mean pounding the pavement, lifting weights or signing up for an expensive aerobics class. There are plenty of great ways to get up and get moving that are gentle on the body. As ……
Rank this Week: 2118

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Is It Too Late for Me to Incorporate Medicaid Planning into My Estate Plan?

    Is It Too Late for Me to Incorporate Medicaid Planning into My Estate Plan?
    Unfortunately, people often do not know what Medicaid planning is nor why it is needed until they suddenly need to qualify for Medicaid. At that point they find themselves asking “ Is it too late for me to incorporate Medicaid planning…
  • Jul 23

    How Long Will It Take for Me to Receive Assets Left to Me in Someone’s Will ?

    How Long Will It Take for Me to Receive Assets Left to Me in Someone’s Will ?
    When a family member or loved one dies, the loss is usually followed by a period of grief and mourning. There are also a number of practical and legal considerations that follow a death, such as the probate of the decedent’s estate. If…
  • Jul 21

    Estate Planning Myth #1 – I Don’t Need an Estate Plan Unless I’m Wealthy

    Estate Planning Myth #1 – I Don’t Need an Estate Plan Unless I’m Wealthy
    Estate planning is something that most everyone is aware they need to do; yet, most people don’t really know all that much about it. As a result, there are a number of common myths and misconceptions about estate planning that can have…
Rank this Week: 4231

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Can a Trust Provide Medicaid Asset Protection?

    Can a Trust Provide Medicaid Asset Protection?
    Estate planning is a diverse endeavor. What is ideal for one person may not suit the next, and this is something that you should understand when you are planning your estate. You have many different options, and the ideal course of action…
  • Jul 25

    Will Medicare Pay for All of My Health Care Expenses?

    Will Medicare Pay for All of My Health Care Expenses?
    When you are planning for retirement, you should be aware of what you can expect from the Medicare program. Medicare is a government health insurance program that is intended to provide coverage for senior citizens. You gain eligibility for…
  • Jul 23

    When Will My Heirs Receive Their Inheritances?

    When Will My Heirs Receive Their Inheritances?
    You probably want your heirs to receive their inheritances in a timely manner after you pass away. If you feel this way, you should be aware of the facts, because there can be misconceptions. The last will is the most commonly utilized…
Rank this Week: 3739

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    What Is a Living Will in Ohio?

    What Is a Living Will in Ohio?
    Pragmatism is key when you are making preparations for the eventualities of aging and your inevitable passing. With this in mind you should ask yourself how you would want medical professionals to proceed if you were being kept alive via the…
  • Jul 24

    Free Report: Understanding the Many Powers of Attorney in Ohio

    Free Report: Understanding the Many Powers of Attorney in Ohio
    One neighbor tells us you have to have a specific kind of trust while another friend tells us we must include a durable power of attorney and yet still our brother tells us to drop the “durable” part of the power of attorney.…
  • Jul 23

    What Is the Outcome if I Die Without an Estate Plan in Ohio?

    What Is the Outcome if I Die Without an Estate Plan in Ohio?
    Estate planning is a must for all responsible adults because there can be some negative circumstances that arise if you die without an estate plan. Things do not just automatically fall into place. You have to state your wishes in a legally…
Rank this Week: 3764

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: 1688

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/
  • Jul 28

    Where There's a "Will," There's a Way....

    Where There's a "Will," There's a Way....
    I'm visiting family in the Southwest as I type this entry. To say that I come from a family of pack rat readers is an understatement. Every room in my parents' three story old house has stashes of books, even...
  • Jul 28

    Pop Culture in Your Classroom?

    Pop Culture in Your Classroom?
    Professor Cynthia Bond at John Marshall Law is doing a survey on how law profs use pop culture in their classrooms. Here is her email providing more info and requesting responses to her survey: Greetings Law Teacher Colleagues: I am...
  • Jul 27

    Law Reform: A Proposed Remedy for "Deeply Toxic" Damage to Higher Ed Caused by Abolition of Mandatory Retirement

    Law Reform: A Proposed Remedy for "Deeply Toxic" Damage to Higher Ed Caused by Abolition of Mandatory Retirement
    Bentley University Professors Beverley Earle and Marianne Delbo Kulow have a nicely provocative article in the Spring 2015 issue of the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, titled The "Deeply Toxic" Damage Caused by…
Rank this Week: 184

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Understanding Estate Planning – Widely Misunderstood Estate Planning Concepts – Part 1 of 2

    Understanding Estate Planning – Widely Misunderstood Estate Planning Concepts – Part 1 of 2
    A lot of people in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma have fallen victim to widely misunderstood estate planning ideas. This phenomena is entirely normal. Most of the general public do not have the background to sort through common myths…
  • Jul 24

    Free Report: Estate Planning for Seniors in Oklahoma

    Free Report: Estate Planning for Seniors in Oklahoma
      The basic reason you need an estate plan is because you do not want to leave essential estate questions unanswered. For example, your estate plan will allow you to decide who will inherit your property and how it will be distributed…
  • Jul 23

    New ‘Granny Scam’ Preys on Elderly

    New ‘Granny Scam’ Preys on Elderly
    If you have elderly family members or loved ones, you might need to talk to them about a new scam, popularly referred to as the ‘granny scam.’ Though con artists have been targeting elderly people for decades, this new scam is…
Rank this Week: 1559

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Texas History – Do You Know Who Was the First Woman to Receive the Distinguished Service Medal?

    Texas History – Do You Know Who Was the First Woman to Receive the Distinguished Service Medal?
    Houstonian Oveta Culp Hobby was the first woman to receive the distinguished service medal on December 31, 1944. During World War II Hobby headed the War Department’s Women’s Interest Section for a short time and then became the…
  • Jul 22

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves. Thomas A. Edison
  • Jul 22

    The Importance of a Trustee — The Sailors’ Snug Harbor Trust

    The Importance of a Trustee — The Sailors’ Snug Harbor Trust
    Few businesses manage to stay around for two centuries. Sometimes an entire government doesn’t even make it that long. It may surprise you then to learn that a charitable trust that was created over 200 years ago is still going strong…
Rank this Week: 4482

Walker Lambe

Walker Lambe

Covers North Carolina elder law and estate planning.

http://www.organizeyourassets.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    What Is The North Carolina Cost of Probate?

    What Is The North Carolina Cost of Probate?
    What Is The North Carolina Cost of Probate? from Mark Costley There are various different options available to you if you want to implement a probate avoidance strategy. Learn more about North Carolina cost of probate in this…
  • Jul 27

    What Is The North Carolina Five-Year Medicaid Look-Back?

    What Is The North Carolina Five-Year Medicaid Look-Back?
    What Is The North Carolina Five-Year Medicaid Look-Back? from Mark Costley Medicaid is a government program that will pay for long-term custodial care. This involves divesting yourself of assets in advance of applying for Medicaid so you meet…
  • Jul 21

    What Is North Carolina Legacy Planning?

    What Is North Carolina Legacy Planning?
    What Is North Carolina Legacy Planning? from Mark Costley  With this type of will, you share your moral and spiritual values with the loved ones that you will be leaving behind. Learn more about North Carolina legacy planning in…
Rank this Week: 3911

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/
  • Jul 27

    Posting Notices to Creditors online rather than in the newspaper

    Posting Notices to Creditors online rather than in the newspaper
    Readers will notice that I've added a new item to this blog's homepage. It's a link to a site on which executors and estate administrators can publish Notices to Creditors and Claimants online, rather than in a newspaper. Click here to go to…
  • Jul 23

    BC case shows what it takes to deal with title when kids have been added as joint to parents' property

    BC case shows what it takes to deal with title when kids have been added as joint to parents' property
    There is a new case from the BC Supreme Court that sheds some light on a topic that is of consistent interest to the readers of this blog. I'm going to give a summary of the case here, but anyone who'd like to read the full case of The Estate…
  • Jul 20

    Transferring a cottage after you're gone

    Transferring a cottage after you're gone
    Recently the Globe and Mail carried an article by Tim Cestnick that discusses the options available for transferring your cabin or cottage to your family after you have passed away. Click here to read the article. I like the article because…
Rank this Week: 242

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: 823

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

Covers Illinois Nursing Home Abuse, news, updates and commentary. Published by Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyer.center/
  • Jul 27

    Blood Thinning Drugs in Nursing Homes Causing Deaths and Injurie

    Blood Thinning Drugs in Nursing Homes Causing Deaths and Injurie
    We have written extensively on the dangers of new blood thinning drugs like Xarelto and Pradaxa. Lesser known are the dangers of an older and much more popular type of blood thinner in nursing homes. Our team of nursing home negligence…
  • Jul 14

    Nursing Home Reform Soon to Come with New Government Oversight

    Nursing Home Reform Soon to Come with New Government Oversight
    Our nursing home lawyers are excited to announce that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently proposed a new set of rules for nursing home oversight. This is the first comprehensive update of nursing home regulations…
  • Jul 8

    California Judge Strikes Down Nursing Home Law for Incompetent Resident

    California Judge Strikes Down Nursing Home Law for Incompetent Resident
    The Alameda County Superior Court recently ruled that a California law allowing nursing home staff to make medical decisions for certain residents was unconstitutional. The nursing home abuse lawyers at Pintas & Mullins discuss this…
Rank this Week: 718

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Jul 27

    CMS Issues New Rule

    CMS Issues New Rule
    CMS’s proposed rule would require nursing home staff to be properly trained on how to care for dementia patients and how to prevent elder abuse and would require facilities to consider the health of residents when making…
  • Jul 27

    Genesis Healthcare Purchases More Facilitie

    Genesis Healthcare Purchases More Facilitie
     Genesis HealthCare (Genesis), one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute care, announced that it has signed an asset purchase agreement with Revera Inc. (Revera), a leading owner, operator and investor in the senior…
  • Jul 26

    Peer Review Privilege Denied

    Peer Review Privilege Denied
    Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Program reports are not privileged or protected from discovery according to a West Virginia court.  The court said HCR ManorCare LLC must provide nurse consultant reports, also called Center…
Rank this Week: 121

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/
  • Jul 27

    Survey Reveals Startling Estate Planning Concern

    Survey Reveals Startling Estate Planning Concern
    Estate planning is not just for the elderly. Make sure you take the time to get things in order and keep those close to you informed of your wishes.
  • Jul 24

    Leaving an Inheritance? Tips from the Pro

    Leaving an Inheritance? Tips from the Pro
    Before leaving an inheritance to your grandchildren, seek proper estate planning advice to make sure you are truly accomplishing your wishes.
  • Jul 22

    Americans Are Living Longer. Planning for Future Medical Care Is Essential!

    Americans Are Living Longer. Planning for Future Medical Care Is Essential!
    Aging can be expensive and take a toll on you and your loved ones both financially and emotionally. Planning ahead can reduce the costs you and your loved ones may experience.
Rank this Week: 1235

Minko Law Office Blog

Minko Law Office Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.minkolaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Revocable Living Trusts in New York

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Revocable Living Trusts in New York
    When people create revocable living trusts in New York, they primarily do so because they want to protect their estates from the costs and time associated with probate. In today’s blog post on essential estate planning knowledge,…
  • Jul 17

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Medicaid Planning in New York

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Medicaid Planning in New York
    In this week’s installment in our ongoing series on essential estate planning knowledge, we are going to look at Medicaid planning in New York, what it is, and why it’s important. While Medicaid planning is not something that…
  • Jul 15

    Your Pet and Your Brooklyn Estate Plan

    Your Pet and Your Brooklyn Estate Plan
    Through your Brooklyn estate plan, as long as you plan properly, you can make sure that your pet will be protected after you die. While pet planning is an important part of estate planning for many people, there are some significant…
Rank this Week: 4501

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
  • Jul 27

    10 Tips for Workplace Investigation Interview

    10 Tips for Workplace Investigation Interview
    Given the employer’s duty to “take all reasonable steps” to prevent discrimination, harassment, and other unlawful practices (Govt C §12940(h)(5), (k); 29 CFR §1604.11(d)), employment lawyers can expect to…
  • Jul 24

    Be a Skeptic When a Potential Client Wants to Switch Counsel to You

    Be a Skeptic When a Potential Client Wants to Switch Counsel to You
    Sometimes you should view a new potential client with skepticism. If the matter has been handled by another attorney and is now being referred or brought to you, there may be a reason you won’t like. Before accepting a matter previously…
  • Jul 22

    The Perils of an Attorney Joining a Corporate Board

    The Perils of an Attorney Joining a Corporate Board
    From time to time, attorneys are asked to serve as corporate directors or officers. Watch out—there may be some serious perils involved for the attorney and his or her law firm. Here are examples of the downsides to an attorney joining…
Rank this Week: 2416

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/
  • Jul 27

    Attorney as Trustee

    Attorney as Trustee
    Choosing the right trustee is an important task.  Your trust is an agreement between you and your trustee, the person who will ultimately be in charge of managing your assets and your personal affairs. Your trustee will be responsible…
  • Jul 23

    The Best Way to Keep Your Estate Plan Private

    The Best Way to Keep Your Estate Plan Private
    It is easy to understand why some members of the gay community are concerned about their privacy, when it comes to identifying to whom they choose to leave their possessions. In reality, privacy is a common worry for many clients, regardless…
  • Jul 21

    Avoiding Common Mistakes in Asset Protection Planning in Arkansa

    Avoiding Common Mistakes in Asset Protection Planning in Arkansa
    Avoiding Common Mistakes in Asset Protection Planning in Arkansas from Deborah Sexton Asset protection is a critical part of estate planning that should not be overlooked. There are some common mistakes that many people make in asset…
Rank this Week: 4071

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Jul 27

    All About That Boot Camp

    All About That Boot Camp
    It seems like we just wrapped up one webinar here at the Academy,** and we’re already gearing up for the next in our summer series! I’m so ramped up for this new webinar format we’re trying and I can’t wait to get you…
  • Jul 24

    LegalZoom Files $10.5M Antitrust Suit Against North Carolina Bar, Cites SCOTUS Dental Case

    LegalZoom Files $10.5M Antitrust Suit Against North Carolina Bar, Cites SCOTUS Dental Case
    Here is another chapter in the continuing saga of LegalZoom fighting it out with the various state Bar Associations. The latest is from the ABA Journal which reports that LegalZoom just filed a $10.5 million lawsuit against the North Carolina…
  • Jul 22

    Marriage Pros and Con

    Marriage Pros and Con
    On June 26, 2015, in a 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court held that there is a fundamental Constitutional right to marry which includes same-sex couples. The Court also held that same-sex marriages performed in one…
Rank this Week: 1579

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/
  • Jul 27

    How to appeal a Medicare denial

    How to appeal a Medicare denial
    If you were denied coverage or payment by Medicare, you have the option of filing an appeal. The denial must be from Medicare, your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan or your Medicare health plan. It is within your right to file an appeal if you…
  • Jul 26

    Defining common terms in Virginia estate planning

    Defining common terms in Virginia estate planning
    Estate planning is a complex process, and typically involves learning some new terms and concepts. Some of the most important estate planning terms to understand include: Advance medical directive – A document that details a…
  • Jul 23

    Smart homes for senior

    Smart homes for senior
    A new wave of high-tech home devices could help monitor seniors’ health and safety in the home, potentially allowing them to stay at home longer, and providing a sense of security to family members and other caregivers. Smart home…
Rank this Week: 4671

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    Free Report: South Carolina Duties and Responsibilities Of An Executor

    Free Report: South Carolina Duties and Responsibilities Of An Executor
      The terms “Executor” and “Personal Representative” are often used interchangeably. Essentially they serve the same function. The difference is how they are appointed. An Executor is appointed in a Last Will and…
  • Jun 3

    What Is Probate?

    What Is Probate?
    When a person dies, the individual leaves behind an estate. The estate is comprised of everything in which the decedent had an ownership interest in at the time of the death of the decedent. Some estates are very large, being comprised of…
  • Jun 3

    Funeral Planning in South Carolina: Why It Should be Part of Your Comprehensive Estate Plan

    Funeral Planning in South Carolina: Why It Should be Part of Your Comprehensive Estate Plan
    Funeral Planning in South Carolina: Why It Should be Part of Your Comprehensive Estate Plan from John Kuhn People often overpay for funeral and burial services when they are forced to make decisions while grieving. Learn more about…
Rank this Week: 4642

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
  • Jul 27

    Grilling Safety: Tips for Avoiding Injury at Your Next BBQ

    Grilling Safety: Tips for Avoiding Injury at Your Next BBQ
    Summertime means longer days and more time outdoors to spend with family and friends. It is also BBQ season, which means more homeowners will be firing up their gas, propane, and charcoal grills. Unfortunately, grilling season is also one of…
  • Jul 23

    Document Checklist for Medical Malpractice Claim

    Document Checklist for Medical Malpractice Claim
    When a patient is injured due to the negligence of their physician or another healthcare professional, they may seek out an attorney to file a medical malpractice claim. An attorney will conduct a case evaluation to assess the validity of the…
  • Jul 20

    Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Anxiety?

    Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Anxiety?
    Workers’ compensation covers any illness or injury that is the result of job-related duties. When an employee is physically injured or suffers from a work-related disease, it is easy to determine their eligibility. However, what if an…
Rank this Week: 4233

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Jul 26

    Should I Buy Long-Term Care Insurance?

    Should I Buy Long-Term Care Insurance?
    When you look into the statistics, you find that many American senior citizens will need long-term care at some point in time. If you have always been healthy, you should not be overconfident, because healthy people typically live…
  • Jul 23

    What Is an Incentive Trust?

    What Is an Incentive Trust?
    You have the power to plan your estate in a customized manner. Estate planning is not necessarily an exercise in slicing up a pie into different size pieces as you facilitate lump sum asset distributions after your passing. In many cases, a…
  • Jul 21

    Five Estate Planning Issues Everyone Should Consider

    Five Estate Planning Issues Everyone Should Consider
    There are some estate planning objectives that are rather self-evident. Clearly, you want to make sure that your assets get into the hands of your loved ones after you pass away, but there are many different ways to go about it. You should…
Rank this Week: 4310

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 26

    Planning Before the First Spouse Dies (Part 2)

    Planning Before the First Spouse Dies (Part 2)
                Last week I was telling you about Mary’s call.  Her mom is in a nursing home paying $11,000 per month and her sister, Terry is in a group home.  Mary…
  • Jul 19

    Planning Before the First Spouse Die

    Planning Before the First Spouse Die
                Mary called because her mom was in a nursing home paying $11,000 per month. Her sister, Terry, disabled and living with Mom for many years, had her own health problems and was…
  • Jul 12

    The Problem with IRAs – The Solution

    The Problem with IRAs – The Solution
                So, what is the solution to Bill’s IRA problem from last week?  He has $1.2 million in IRA money and doesn’t want to risk losing it all to long term care if…
Rank this Week: 4504

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Jul 26

    ADA: Strength Through Organizing

    ADA: Strength Through Organizing
    Twenty five years ago today,  former President George H.W. Bush signed into law one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation in  world history – the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA…
  • Jul 22

    Starbucks’ De-Caffeinated Response to Age Discrim.

    Starbucks’ De-Caffeinated Response to Age Discrim.
    A spokesperson for Starbucks made a mystifying distinction Wednesday in an apparent effort to justify what appears to be blatant age discrimination in hiring under the recently announced 100,000 Opportunity Initiative. Starbucks is…
  • Jul 20

    AN OPEN LETTER TO U.S. LABOR SECY. THOMAS E. PEREZ

    AN OPEN LETTER TO U.S. LABOR SECY. THOMAS E. PEREZ
    DEAR U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR SECRETARY THOMAS E. PEREZ: I see that you have given your imprimatur to a new hiring initiative by more than a dozen major American corporations that seems on its face to blatantly violate the Age…
Rank this Week: 4447

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/
  • Jul 25

    World War I Probate

    World War I Probate
    Kimberly Wallis gave me a copy of a grant of probate from the United Kingdom dated October 28th, 1914. The process for obtaining a grant of probate appears to have been very efficient in those days, as the deceased had died just 23 days…
  • Jul 19

    Amendments to Probate Rules Include Provision for Substitution of Personal Representative on Death

    Amendments to Probate Rules Include Provision for Substitution of Personal Representative on Death
    As I wrote acouple of weeks ago, the probate rules were amended effective July 1, 2015. Among the changes is a new provision dealing with the procedure for appointing a new personal representative (executor or administrator) when the…
  • Jul 11

    2015 Canadian Conference on Elder Law

    2015 Canadian Conference on Elder Law
    The Canadian Center for Elder Law together with the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia are presenting a two day conference: The Journey of Aging – the Law and Beyond. The conference will be held on Thursday and…
Rank this Week: 469

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse

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

http://www.nursinghomeabuse.net/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Glasgow Researchers Develop Anti-Bedsore Mattress to Help Prevent Pressure Ulcer Development

    Glasgow Researchers Develop Anti-Bedsore Mattress to Help Prevent Pressure Ulcer Development
    Following a Scottish initiative to reduce the number of injuries and deaths caused by pressure ulcer development, a bio-engineering firm, HCi Viocare, is working to utilize sensor technology in mattresses and wheelchair cushions. Bedsores…
  • Jul 23

    Are cameras in nursing homes the right move?

    Are cameras in nursing homes the right move?
    The state of Illinois is currently reviewing legislation, House Bill 2462, that would allow for cameras to be installed in nursing homes in order to provide regular monitoring to help combat and reduce nursing home abuse. The legislation has…
  • Jul 16

    Disparities in Nursing Home Penalties and Oversight

    Disparities in Nursing Home Penalties and Oversight
      Charles Ornstein and Lena Groeger of ProPublica wrote an article outlining the disparities in nursing home penalties and oversight as they vary state-by-state. Two separate instances of nursing home negligence were investigated: One…
Rank this Week: 3684

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/
  • Jul 24

    Special Needs Trust Fairness Act Reintroduced in Congre

    Special Needs Trust Fairness Act Reintroduced in Congre
    Congress will soon vote on passing the Special Needs Trust, Fairness Act of 2015, a bill designed to make it easier for people with special needs to create their own Special Needs Trust. A Special Needs Trust is used to enable a disabled…
  • Jul 23

    Involuntary Guardianship of an Adult in Florida

    Involuntary Guardianship of an Adult in Florida
      Are you concerned about your father, another family member or close friend’s ability to continue taking care of his or her own health and property without help? Are you afraid they cannot remember to properly take their…
  • Jul 17

    How to prevent financial abuse of seniors.

    How to prevent financial abuse of seniors.
    Elder fraud is becoming a growing concern as the baby boomers are beginning to retire and are not well versed in the latest technology. Recent studies show that senior citizens are being defrauded through Internet and telephone scams. As an…
Rank this Week: 221

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Failure to Plan for Divorce Can Destroy an Estate

    Failure to Plan for Divorce Can Destroy an Estate
    Most complications that arise in estate administration are the result of unanticipated events. Divorce is one of the least planned for events in any estate plan; it can also cause some of the most devastating complications. The recent case of…
  • Jul 10

    Estate Administration Confusion: Who Does the Estate’s Lawyer Represent?

    Estate Administration Confusion: Who Does the Estate’s Lawyer Represent?
    In order for a will to be probated after someone’s death, a Personal Representative must be appointed by the court. In order for a trust to be administered, a Trustee must be appointed pursuant to the terms of the trust. The PR or…
  • Jun 26

    Estate Planning Goes to the Movies: You’re Not You

    Estate Planning Goes to the Movies: You’re Not You
    2014’s You’re Not You stars Hilary Swank as a 35-year-old classical pianist who is stricken with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, aka Lou Gehrig’s disease). This multiple-hanky-needed drama is…
Rank this Week: 2750

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    When do you review an estate plan?

    When do you review an estate plan?
    Once your estate plan is created, how often are you supposed to review it? According to some estate planning professionals, you should review it annually or bi-annually. Though this is a common safeguard, you should also review your estate…
  • Jul 13

    Expecting a New Arrival? Be Prepared with an Estate Plan

    Expecting a New Arrival? Be Prepared with an Estate Plan
    Expecting parents or even parents of a newborn will need to reconsider their estate. If you already have an estate plan in place, now is the time to amend that plan to meet your current life situation. If you do...
  • Jun 1

    Estate Planning Questions You Won't Like

    Estate Planning Questions You Won't Like
    Thinking about mortality is bad enough for most people, but when you meet with an estate planning attorney you will be forced to face questions that might make you squirm. Who Will Raise Your Children? Children under the age of...
Rank this Week: 3592

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    Could Dan Gilbert and Jimmy Haslem Disinherit their Children from their Billion Dollar Estates?

    Could Dan Gilbert and Jimmy Haslem Disinherit their Children from their Billion Dollar Estates?
    When it comes to estate planning and elder law, mental capacity matters. In December 2014, Tom Benson announced plans to transfer future ownership of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans to his third wife, Gayle Benson, disinheriting his…
  • Jul 21

    Four Vital Estate Planning Questions for Business Owner

    Four Vital Estate Planning Questions for Business Owner
    Far too often successful business owners never take the time to put a succession plan in place.   If something happens to you, is everything in place? Who can access your company accounts to carry on the day-to-day…
  • Jul 15

    Amy Himmelrick is our Featured Attorney of the Month!

    Amy Himmelrick is our Featured Attorney of the Month!
    I was born and raised in Wayne, WV.  I went to Marshall University where I earned a double major in criminal justice and psychology.  My husband and I both came here for law school.  I went to Capital and he went to Ohio…
Rank this Week: 5048

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/
  • Jul 23

    California’s Senior Legislature Wants to Continue its Advocacy Work

    California’s Senior Legislature Wants to Continue its Advocacy Work
    For the last 35 years, California’s Senior Legislature has been advocating for the rights of older adults throughout the state. Indeed, according to a recent report from NBC News, the ground has been proposing laws to state legislators…
  • Jul 15

    Chemical Restraints and Nursing Home Abuse

    Chemical Restraints and Nursing Home Abuse
    Nursing homes in California continue to receive warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about the use of antipsychotic medications given to elderly residents, yet the use of chemical restraints continues. Indeed, according…
  • Jul 9

    Campaign Against Elder Abuse in California

    Campaign Against Elder Abuse in California
    According to a recent article in the Orange County Register, Kerri Kasem has been heavily involved in a campaign against elder abuse that aims to both educate the community and change the laws on visitation. Kasem is the daughter of Casey…
Rank this Week: 930

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Techniques for Coping with Caregiver Stress - Part 2

    Techniques for Coping with Caregiver Stress - Part 2
    Earlier this week we shared information on techniques that can be used to ease the strain of caring for an elder loved one. We discussed the importance of enlisting close friends and family members as well as taking time for yourself. In…
  • Jul 21

    Techniques for Coping with Caregiver Stress - Part 1

    Techniques for Coping with Caregiver Stress - Part 1
    With an aging population, more adult children are finding themselves faced with the difficult dilemma of caring for aging parents. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control estimate that nearly 34 million Americans provide caregiver services…
  • Jul 17

    New LGBT Training for Elder Care Service Provider

    New LGBT Training for Elder Care Service Provider
    A recent study at the University of Miami found that nearly 75% of all elder care service providers reported having members of the LGBT community as clients. Yet, less than 33% of these service providers had any type of specialized training…
Rank this Week: 1653

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Jul 23

    What Is the Difference Between an Inheritance Tax and an Estate Tax?

    What Is the Difference Between an Inheritance Tax and an Estate Tax?
    The taxes on asset transfers can sometimes be confusing. There are taxes on the federal level, and in some cases, there are taxes on the state level. Plus, there are inheritance taxes, and there are estate taxes. These are two different forms…
  • Jul 21

    When Would a Guardianship Be Necessary?

    When Would a Guardianship Be Necessary?
    The matter of guardianship is something to take into consideration when you are planning your estate. When you first think about guardianship, you may think about minor children who are left without parents. Indeed, you can nominate a…
  • Jul 16

    What Advantages Do Trusts Provide?

    What Advantages Do Trusts Provide?
    The process of estate planning involves decision-making. You have a lot of options with regard to the way your assets will be transferred after you are gone. While the last will is the most commonly used estate planning document, trusts can…
Rank this Week: 4485

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Jul 22

    Groom-to-be in Serious Condition after Hit and Run

    Groom-to-be in Serious Condition after Hit and Run
    There’s a bride-to-be who was less than 6 weeks away from what was supposed to be her wedding day.  This time was supposed to be the start of a new life together – filled with planning and anticipation.  This time was…
  • Jun 12

    No Token Choice – Medical Marijuana Users’ Rights to Choose Confirmed by SCC

    No Token Choice – Medical Marijuana Users’ Rights to Choose Confirmed by SCC
    Many people find that medical marijuana provides relief where other options have failed. However, until yesterday, June 11, 2015 – medical marijuana users in Canada could only legally consume their marihuana by smoking it. Many faced a…
  • May 28

    Criminal Negligence in the Workplace: Marine Employment Lesson

    Criminal Negligence in the Workplace: Marine Employment Lesson
    For the first time in B.C. history, the government has charged an employer with criminal negligence causing the death of an employee.  Although the facts of the case do not involve the death of a mariner, this article should be of…
Rank this Week: 4714

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Jul 22

    How Much Will It Cost to Financially Support Your Aging Parents?

    How Much Will It Cost to Financially Support Your Aging Parents?
      Caring and supporting aging parents can be rewarding, but it can also be a highly frustrating and exhausting experience. When financially supporting your loved ones, it may be much more expensive than you realize. If your parent has…
  • Jul 15

    How to Avoid Court with Your Aging Parent

    How to Avoid Court with Your Aging Parent
      It is not uncommon for children and their aging parents to have issues. Conflicts often arise (including old, once-settled conflicts) when aging parents begin to slowly decline in health and start needing emotional and financial…
  • Jul 8

    When Should Elderly Drivers Stop Driving for Good?

    When Should Elderly Drivers Stop Driving for Good?
      Most individuals want to drive as long as they can. However, there may be a time in a person’s life when they need to stop or at least limit how often they drive, which could be on a temporary or permanent basis, depending on the…
Rank this Week: 4688

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Covers New York estate planning, probate, elder law and health care issues. By Dutcher & Zatkowsky.

http://www.dutcher-zatkowsky.com
  • Jul 22

    Estate Planning For The Blended Family

    Estate Planning For The Blended Family
    In estate planning, it can be more tricky when a blended family is involved. In many cases, family dynamics can become permanently ruffled. View image | gettyimages.com With the number of remarriages rising, many families now include…
  • Jul 15

    Don’t Let Divorce Interfere With Estate Planning

    Don’t Let Divorce Interfere With Estate Planning
    When a long-married couple divorces, it can be particularly difficult when it comes to retirement and estate plans. View image | gettyimages.com Assets, including retirement accounts, can be complicated to divide, and the presence of children…
  • Jul 8

    Do Singles Need An Estate Plan?

    Do Singles Need An Estate Plan?
    Many people think estate planning comes into play once a person dies. But it is when we start getting older that it actually becomes important. View image | gettyimages.com An article in the Denver Post points out that estate planning is more…
Rank this Week: 1569

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/
  • Jul 21

    Idaho Elder Law - Little Known VA Long-Term-Care Benefit

    Idaho Elder Law - Little Known VA Long-Term-Care Benefit
    We are VA Accredited and we know how to help you get the benefits you earned through your greatly appreciated service to our country. To secure your peace of mind as well as your family's future, get started now. Remember, good planning is no…
  • Jul 17

    Idaho Elder Law - Legislators Considering Law Protecting Elderly from Scam

    Idaho Elder Law - Legislators Considering Law Protecting Elderly from Scam
    The Astor story is surprisingly common: a growing number of Americans suffer from Alzheimer's or another form of dementia and a sizeable percentage of those patients will fall victim to scams.
  • Jul 15

    Idaho Estate Planning - Plan for The Bumpy Road to Retirement

    Idaho Estate Planning - Plan for The Bumpy Road to Retirement
    We all know that every road has some bumps and potholes, and some can’t be avoided. Talk with an experienced estate planning attorney and create a solid plan with some “what ifs” baked in for your retirement. If you add these into your…
Rank this Week: 709

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiaelderabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Caring for a Loved Elder from a Distance

    Caring for a Loved Elder from a Distance
    If you have a loved elder in your life who doesn't live near you, it can prove challenging to keep an eye on the care they are receiving in a nursing home, from an in-home caregiver, or even from another family member. For example, if you…
  • Jul 7

    San Diego Elders With Dementia: More Likely To Be Abused?

    San Diego Elders With Dementia: More Likely To Be Abused?
    According to The National Center on Elder Abuse it is estimated that between two to five million elderly Americans suffer from some form of elder abuse each year. Elder abuse occurs in many forms including physical, emotional, psychological,…
  • Jun 29

    Recognizing Self Neglect in Elder

    Recognizing Self Neglect in Elder
    While neglect of elders is often an intentional act by caregivers, it is important to understand that many times as people age, they begin to neglect their own care. This can easily lead to illness or injury. If you have concerns that a loved…
Rank this Week: 3800

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/
Rank this Week: 237

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/
  • Jul 19

    Medicaid Personal Services Agreements must be properly structured

    Medicaid Personal Services Agreements must be properly structured
    A Medicaid Personal Services Contract, also known as a Personal Services Agreement, can be a great strategy that permits an aging person to pay adult children for caregiving, while still preserving the parent's eligibility for long-term care…
  • Jul 14

    Medicare proposes covering end-of-life counseling

    Medicare proposes covering end-of-life counseling
    On July 8 Medicare proposed that beginning in 2016, it will pay doctors to discuss end-of-life care options with patients who request such counseling. Although many private insurance plans already provide such coverage, the proposal is a…
  • Jul 8

    Should "Aging at Home" always be the gold standard for the golden years?

    Should "Aging at Home" always be the gold standard for the golden years?
    Ask the typical person where he/she wishes to grow old and the answer almost always is, at home.  Aging in place has become the gold standard for the golden years, seemingly offering familiarity, continuity and comfort.  And yet...…
Rank this Week: 1186

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

Covers Washington elder law, estate planning, and long term care.

http://www.byrdgarrett.com/blog/
  • Jul 16

    Washington State’s retirees compare well

    Washington State’s retirees compare well
    Here is a link to a website 24/7 Wall Street that categorized statistical data for retirees across the country and it was determined that Washington State is the 9th best in the country for retirees.  As we work and raise our…
  • Jul 15

    10 Surprising Stats about Older American

    10 Surprising Stats about Older American
    Here is a link to a recent story that lists some statistics and projections from the US Census.  If you or a loved one are facing changes as you grow older please don’t hesitate to contact Byrd Garrett about your financial…
  • Jun 1

    Basic Questions About Estate Planning in Washington – What is a QTIP Trust?

    Basic Questions About Estate Planning in Washington – What is a QTIP Trust?
    The qualified terminable interest property trust, commonly referred to as the QTIP trust, is an advanced estate planning device that is often included in the estate plans of people with blended families. The QTIP trust is, like other trusts,…
Rank this Week: 3664

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/
  • Jul 15

    Can My Living Trust Protect a Spendthrift Heir?

    Can My Living Trust Protect a Spendthrift Heir?
    Revocable living trusts provide a number of different benefits. In this blog post, we will emphasize the ability for a living trust to allow you to protect a spendthrift heir (a spendthrift is a person who spends money in an…
  • Jul 13

    Beware of Prescription Discount Card Scam

    Beware of Prescription Discount Card Scam
    One of our office team members recently received a notice by National Prescription Savings Network and we felt it was important to share these consumer alerts regarding Prescription Card Scams and tips on saving money on prescriptions The…
  • Jun 24

    What Are the Gift Tax Exclusions?

    What Are the Gift Tax Exclusions?
    There is a tax on gift giving in the United States, but many people do not pay the gift tax because there are exclusions. You should understand the lay of the land when you are planning your estate, because the gift tax is unified with the…
Rank this Week: 4230

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/
  • Jul 13

    Nursing Home Abuse: Failure to Monitor Coumadin

    Nursing Home Abuse: Failure to Monitor Coumadin
    The Washington Post published an article on July 12, 2015 addressing the dangers of the failure to monitor coumadin given to residents of nursing homes.  The Washington Post reports that at least 165 nursing home residents were…
  • May 5

    Nursing Home Abuse: Complaint

    Nursing Home Abuse: Complaint
    A chain of nursing homes in Massachusetts was recently purchased by a new corporation, Synergy.  The complaints are continuing:  flimsy adult diapers, lax infection control, pressure sores, dirty dishes,  and not enough nurses.…
  • May 5

    NJ Elder Abuse: Bill for Peggy’s Law Is Pending

    NJ Elder Abuse: Bill for Peggy’s Law Is Pending
    Elder law abuse exists in assisted living and long term care facilities.  There is a bill pending before the Legislature (no date for hearing set) that would amend the statute requiring the reporting to the ombudsman.  The proposed…
Rank this Week: 2962