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Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    How should I deal with the Credit Cards of the Deceased?

    How should I deal with the Credit Cards of the Deceased?
    Avoid probate at all costs. A lot of us have heard it. As an attorney, I’ve certainly said it. When the first spouse passes, assets held jointly become those of the living spouse and avoid probate. Although this is a nice outcome for…
  • Feb 2

    All in the Family

    All in the Family
    Determined to keep the fruits of your hard work in your family forever? Then dynasty trust planning might be worth exploring. Without proper guidance and planning, estate taxes, generation-skipping taxes and gift taxes can significantly…
  • Jan 29

    Un-Traditional IRA Planning

    Un-Traditional IRA Planning
    Many Americans save money in a traditional IRA. If you’re one of them, you have a tax bill coming. Why? Because part of your traditional IRA dollars aresimply a loan from Uncle Sam.While you may not have thought about it, many…
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John R. Vermillion & Associates,…

John R. Vermillion & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.vermillionlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    Why Would a Young Adult Need an Estate Plan?

    Why Would a Young Adult Need an Estate Plan?
    Estate planning can seem like a subject that is only relevant to senior citizens. Obviously, the matter is going to be more pressing when you reach an advanced age. At the same time, if you think about it pragmatically, you will probably come…
  • Feb 6

    Estate Tax Parameters Are Not Etched in Stone

    Estate Tax Parameters Are Not Etched in Stone
    The federal estate tax looms large for high net worth families. This death tax carries a top rate of 40 percent, so we are talking about a significant piece of your legacy. The good news is that most people are not exposed to the federal…
  • Feb 3

    Retirement Planning: The Imperfect Storm

    Retirement Planning: The Imperfect Storm
    You may have gotten your first introduction to retirement planning when you secured your first career position. Many companies offer 401(k) plans, and in many cases, they will match employee contributions up to a certain amount. As you…
Rank this Week: 4468

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, veterans benefits and special needs trusts. By Mark E. Wight.

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
Rank this Week: 708

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Feb 9

    3 Lessons on Life and Lawyering from My Beard

    3 Lessons on Life and Lawyering from My Beard
    Two months doesn’t seem like enough time for much change. Unless it’s my beard. I recently entered the Root Cafe’s 4th Annual Beard-Growing Contest. There are several different categories but I chose to “shave…
  • Feb 2

    How to Avoid Probate (and Family Fights) Over a Bank Account

    How to Avoid Probate (and Family Fights) Over a Bank Account
    A big part of our job is helping people avoid the Arkansas probate process. One of the ways we help people avoid probate is changing information about personal bank accounts. If you die and you’re the only person on your bank account,…
  • Feb 1

    What is an Uncontested Divorce?

    What is an Uncontested Divorce?
    I get a lot of questions about divorce, especially about getting an uncontested divorce. I also get a lot of opinions. Some are correct, but most of them have more to do with TV shows about lawyers and bad advice from relatives than real law.…
Rank this Week: 4303

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    Debt Collectors Using Forced Arbitration Clauses to Block Consumers’ Legal Action

    Debt Collectors Using Forced Arbitration Clauses to Block Consumers’ Legal Action
    The New York Times reports on the growing trend of debt collectors using forced arbitration to block any potential lawsuit, even if the collector acted illegally. The article highlights one example involving Midland Funding, a unit…
  • Feb 8

    GSK Recalls Nearly 130,000 Inhaler

    GSK Recalls Nearly 130,000 Inhaler
    Fierce Pharma Manufacturing reports that GlaxoSmithKline has recalled 128,704 Ventolin HFA inhalers “because some canisters may not contain sufficient propellant to deliver the 200 doses that its label said it can provide through…
  • Feb 5

    Pharmaceutical Companies Increasingly Offer Discounts for Patients’ Medical Data

    Pharmaceutical Companies Increasingly Offer Discounts for Patients’ Medical Data
    Politico reports that pharmaceutical companies “are increasingly offering price discounts and subsidies to patients in exchange for their medical data.” While the data can help companies track how a drug is performing and…
Rank this Week: 2063

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Feb 9

    Shocking and Bizarre Video

    Shocking and Bizarre Video
    The Daily Mail and the Manchester Evening News reported the disturbing discovery recorded on video at Ashbourne House nursing home.  The video appears to show a member of staff throwing a doll to the floor in front of an…
  • Feb 8

    I know you love me — now let me die.

    I know you love me — now let me die.
    Exopermaculture’s website had an incredible article written by Dr. Louis Profeta.  Dr. Louis M. Profeta is an emergency physician practicing in Indianapolis. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Patient in…
  • Feb 7

    Nursing Home Beds Market 2016 global industry analysis and forecast

    Nursing Home Beds Market 2016 global industry analysis and forecast
    I saw the below on MedGadget and thought it was worth sharing. The market report, titled Nursing Home Beds Market 2016, is an analytical research done by QY Market Research study based on the Nursing Home Beds market, which analyzes the…
Rank this Week: 122

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/
  • Feb 9

    Examining Ethical Issues in Expansion of Legal Services to Low-Income Older Adult

    Examining Ethical Issues in Expansion of Legal Services to Low-Income Older Adult
    As someone who developed and led an Elder Protection Clinic staffed by law students for more than a decade, I was interested to see that the latest issue of ABA's Bifocal publication includes an article titled "Ethical Challenges of…
  • Feb 8

    Not Another Social Security Scam

    Not Another Social Security Scam
    Yes, another Social Security Scam is making the rounds. The AARP Fraud Watch Network alerted folks about a new scam that the FTC has discovered. According to the Fraud Watch explanation, people are being sent an email with the subject...
  • Feb 8

    Will Avvo Fixed-Fee Legal Services Help or Hurt the Practice of "Elder Law"?

    Will Avvo Fixed-Fee Legal Services Help or Hurt the Practice of "Elder Law"?
    As described recently by the ABA Journal, Avvo, founded in Seattle by a self-described "tech-savvy lawyer," Mark Britton, in order "to make legal easier and help people find a lawyer," is expanding its offerings of…
Rank this Week: 181

Walker Lambe

Walker Lambe

Covers North Carolina elder law and estate planning.

http://www.organizeyourassets.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    North Carolina May Have to Repay $20 Million in Medicaid Reimbursement

    North Carolina May Have to Repay $20 Million in Medicaid Reimbursement
    According to recent news reports, the State of North Carolina may have to repay a stagegering $20 million in Medicaid reimbursements because of a retroactive rule change. For those of you who question the amount of money spent on Medicaid to…
  • Feb 4

    How to Find the Right Estate Planning Attorney

    How to Find the Right Estate Planning Attorney
    If you have yet to take the time to create your estate plan, you need to make the time to do so. Despite understanding the importance of estate planning, over half of all Americans do not have an estate plan in place. A comprehensive estate…
  • Feb 2

    How Is Legacy Planning Different from Estate Planning?

    How Is Legacy Planning Different from Estate Planning?
    Almost everyone has heard of estate planning – but have you heard of legacy planning? Legacy planning takes the concept of estate planning one step further, allowing you to incorporate your morals, beliefs and ideals into your…
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German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Feb 8

    A Look at Three Advanced Estate Planning Technique

    A Look at Three Advanced Estate Planning Technique
    To many people, the whole process of estate planning boils down to the statement of your final wishes in a last will. In reality, a will could suffice under very simple circumstances, but in many cases, more advanced estate planning…
  • Jan 28

    Can Assets in a Living Trust Impact Medicaid Eligibility?

    Can Assets in a Living Trust Impact Medicaid Eligibility?
    There are a number of very useful things that can be accomplished through the creation of a revocable living trust. Assets in this type of trust can be distributed outside of probate, and this is one advantage. Secondly, you can include…
  • Jan 26

    Elder Care: The Imperfect Storm

    Elder Care: The Imperfect Storm
    There are some things that you should know about elder care when you are devising a budget for your senior years. Many people are under the impression that health care expenses won’t be much of a concern, because Medicare will pick up…
Rank this Week: 4254

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/
  • Feb 8

    Negligent Nursing Home Care Led to Death, Lawsuit

    Negligent Nursing Home Care Led to Death, Lawsuit
    A lawsuit has been filed in Cook County against a skilled nursing facility alleging negligent care caused the death of a woman. According to the lawsuit, the woman suffered from a stage IV pressure ulcer which became infected and ultimately…
  • Feb 5

    Nursing Home Neglect Prompts Levin & Perconti Lawsuit

    Nursing Home Neglect Prompts Levin & Perconti Lawsuit
    The son of a nursing home resident who died has filed a lawsuit in Cook County. The lawsuit alleges that the nursing home did not properly supervise the man’s mother, during which time she fell. The woman later died from complications…
  • Feb 3

    Levin & Perconti File Lawsuit in Choking Death

    Levin & Perconti File Lawsuit in Choking Death
    A nursing home resident died as the result of choking, according to a lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed in Cook County, states that the man, a resident of Alden Estates of Orland Park, died after choking on his meal. The man lived at the nursing…
Rank this Week: 169

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

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

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
  • Feb 8

    Virginia Disability & Senior Housing Resource Seminar——March 3, 2016

    Virginia Disability & Senior Housing Resource Seminar——March 3, 2016
    Family Support Services at ServiceSource is hosting a Housing Resource Seminar on March 3, 2016 at 11:00 AM. Learn more about what types of housing resources are available in Virginia and start thinking about what type of housing your loved…
  • Feb 4

    January 2016 Newsletter—Social Security Disability & Special Needs Planning New

    January 2016 Newsletter—Social Security Disability & Special Needs Planning New
    Please see the January 2016 Newsletter of Fairfax Virginia Disability and Special Needs Planning Attorney, Sheri Abrams. For Social Security Disability & Special Needs Planning News click  here For more information visit: …
  • Jan 20

    Northern Virginia Emergency Phone Numbers & Website

    Northern Virginia Emergency Phone Numbers & Website
    With the expected “historic” snow storm heading Northern Virginia’s way, I wanted to remind everyone of  some of the important phone numbers and websites to keep handy: 9-1-1, for police, fire, and rescue…
Rank this Week: 466

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/
  • Feb 8

    Criminal Actions Bought Against an Ilion Nursing Home

    Criminal Actions Bought Against an Ilion Nursing Home
    On January 4, 2016 Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the entry of several guilty pleas in connection with  allegations against Mohawk Valley Health Care Center (MVNH) for falsifying business records and covering up nursing…
  • Feb 5

    Lawsuit Filed Following Newborn Death as Result of Medical Malpractice

    Lawsuit Filed Following Newborn Death as Result of Medical Malpractice
    The family of an infant child filed a lawsuit after the loss of their newborn child in February of 2014 after emergency medical technicians and doctors made a series of medical errors, resulting in the infant’s death. On January 3,…
  • Feb 4

    Brooklyn, NY Nursing Home Cited For DNR Problem

    Brooklyn, NY Nursing Home Cited For DNR Problem
    Hopkins Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare in Brooklyn was recently fined $10,000.00 by the New York State Department of Health for a citation issued during a 2012 inspection.  The incident involved an 87 year-old female resident…
Rank this Week: 1170

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/
  • Feb 8

    Chase the Blues Away Fundraiser

    Chase the Blues Away Fundraiser
    The Chase Family Foundation is having their 4th Annual Chase the Blues Away Fundraiser. Come celebrate Mardi Gras, Tuesday, February 9, 6:00-10:00 pm, Mermaids, 2217 N. College Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72703. Blues music will be provided by…
  • Jan 12

    Advantages of Gifting

    Advantages of Gifting
    Take Advantage of Gifting to Reduce Your Estate  Compliments of Our Law Firm, Deborah Sexton Law firm Written By: The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys For some of us, one reason we earn money is to provide the extras, the…
  • Jan 7

    Funeral

    Funeral
    Practical Discussions About Funerals  Compliments of Our Law Firm, Deborah Sexton Law Firm Written By: The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys With all of the uncertainty in life, the one common denominator we all share and…
Rank this Week: 3923

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/
Rank this Week: 1227

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
  • Feb 8

    Questioning a Witness: Poor Questions Versus Good One

    Questioning a Witness: Poor Questions Versus Good One
    When conducting direct examination, you generally can’t ask leading questions, i.e., ones that suggest a particular answer. Evid C §§764, 767(a)(2). And, of course, you can’t ask objectionable questions. For…
  • Feb 5

    Business Plan Basic

    Business Plan Basic
    Every business should have a plan—from tech start-ups to law firms. The process of creating a document that details the thoughts and ideas of the owners or founders of the business allows for a realistic appraisal of the business’…
  • Feb 3

    Should You Save Something for Your Closing?

    Should You Save Something for Your Closing?
    Although it may be tempting to cover everything during cross-examination, there are situations in which it’s better to save something for your closing argument. In fact, it’s a time-honored rule among some litigators to always…
Rank this Week: 2287

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/
  • Feb 8

    Survival skills: testamentary style

    Survival skills: testamentary style
    Here is a really interesting post from one of my favourite blogs, called All About Estates. In this article, lawyer Elaine Blades talks about what happens with estates when two people - let's say a husband and wife - die at the same time, or…
  • Feb 6

    2015 films with aging theme

    2015 films with aging theme
    Being a senior isn't what it used to be. It's better! At least Hollywood is beginning to think so. There have been quite a few movies with characters who are seniors, or themes about getting older. Though I am not yet among the ranks of…
  • Feb 5

    19th century Newfoundlanders control from the grave according to this new book

    19th century Newfoundlanders control from the grave according to this new book
    My latest book, called Sound Mind and Memory, is very different from the ones I usually write. This one takes a look at wills that were probated on the island of Newfoundland during the 19th century. It talks about threats to cut off unruly…
Rank this Week: 244

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://blog.finkrosnerershow-levenberg.com/
  • Feb 8

    Guardians can’t sell real property without court approval

    Guardians can’t sell real property without court approval
    If you’ve been appointed as the Guardian of the Property (Guardian of the estate) for an incapacitated person, you probably know that you have a lot of authority and power regarding the ward’s assets. While you do have to file…
  • Feb 5

    Support the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act

    Support the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act
    The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act of 2015 ( S-349) would correct an error in OBRA ’93, which was a major revision to the Medicaid Act that allowed Medicaid applicants or recipients under age 65 to make penalty-free transfers of…
  • Feb 4

    Governor Christie vetoes bill allowing Medicaid payment for end-of-life counselling

    Governor Christie vetoes bill allowing Medicaid payment for end-of-life counselling
    Governor Chris Christie has vetoed A-4233/ S-2435 , which means that NJ doctors treating Medicaid can’t get paid for counselling their patients on end of life planning. Perhaps he’s pandering to the absurd claims made in the 2008…
Rank this Week: 4206

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Feb 8

    Medicare Now Pays for End-of-Life Talks: the FACTS

    Medicare Now Pays for End-of-Life Talks: the FACTS
    You may not know it, but you help your clients do Advance Care Planning (ACP). ACP is medical jargon for discussing end-of-life health care wishes and creating advance directives (Health Care POAs, Living Wills, HIPAA Releases, etc.).…
  • Feb 5

    How Facebook Audience Optimization Can Help You to Better Connect with Follower

    How Facebook Audience Optimization Can Help You to Better Connect with Follower
    Using Facebook to make connections should be a part of every smart online marketing strategy. Posting engaging content that encourages sharing is just the start of making effective use of Facebook. Facebook now has a new tool, Audience…
  • Feb 3

    Top Mistakes with Fiduciarie

    Top Mistakes with Fiduciarie
    Clients often give detailed thought to their plans and know down to the last bauble to whom things should go. But, then they choose their fiduciary (trustee or executor) seemingly with little thought to the role in which they would serve.…
Rank this Week: 1558

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: 4324

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/
  • Feb 7

    New Social Security scam looks real but don't fall for it

    New Social Security scam looks real but don't fall for it
    The email's subject line says "Get Protected," but following its instructions will do anything but. The sender appears to be the "Social Security Administration," but it's not. It's a new and devious phishing scam. The…
  • Feb 4

    HIPAA developments, dilemma

    HIPAA developments, dilemma
    Recent reports from Pro Publica, the independent investigative news organization, reveal widespread violations of HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) by large organizations, from Walmart to CVS to United Health…
  • Jan 31

    Why aren't the presidential candidates talking about the long-term care crisis?

    Why aren't the presidential candidates talking about the long-term care crisis?
    With so many families struggling with the financial and psychological stress of caregiving, why aren't the 2016 presidential candidates making this a front-and-center issue? NPR Commentator Cokie Roberts has said, "Candidates are crazy…
Rank this Week: 1182

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/
Rank this Week: 459

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/
  • Feb 5

    Physicians Ask: What Provokes Elder Abuse?

    Physicians Ask: What Provokes Elder Abuse?
    For those of us with elderly loved ones who are currently living in nursing homes or assisted-living facilities, the threat of injuries caused by nursing home abuse is all too real. But what leads staff members at these facilities to…
  • Jan 29

    Nursing Home Abuse and Social Media

    Nursing Home Abuse and Social Media
    If you have an elderly loved one in a nursing home or assisted-living facility in the San Diego area, do you need to worry about whether abusive photos of your loved one will end up on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat?…
  • Jan 22

    More Problems in California’s Assisted-Living Facilitie

    More Problems in California’s Assisted-Living Facilitie
    Are California’s assisted-living facilities getting any safer for elderly residents? You might remember a series of reports in U-T San Diego about the prevalence of “deadly neglect” in assisted living facilities throughout…
Rank this Week: 927

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/
  • Feb 5

    FTC enhances IdentityTheft.gov

    FTC enhances IdentityTheft.gov
    FTC announced enhancements to IdentityTheft.gov – the federal government’s free, one-stop resource to help people fix problems caused by identity theft. IdentityTheft.gov makes it easier for victims of identity theft to report it and…
  • Jan 13

    WV Legislative session begins today, State of the State address tonight

    WV Legislative session begins today, State of the State address tonight
    Today is the first day of the state legislative session which ends in March. Tonight at 7p Gov. Tomblin will present the State of the State address which you can watch live on WV Public Broadcasting, or stream live online. If you tweet about…
  • Jan 13

    WV Future of Aging and Caregiving Taskforce (WVFACT) Legislative Priorities 2016

    WV Future of Aging and Caregiving Taskforce (WVFACT) Legislative Priorities 2016
    WVFACT Coordination and Communication Workgroup Sets Priorities for 2016 Letters Sent to West Virginia's Legislators Shortly before the holidays the Coordination and Communication workgroup, a sub-group of the West Virginia Future of Aging…
Rank this Week: 2058

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/
  • Feb 5

    CMS Considering IMR Determinations More Favorably

    CMS Considering IMR Determinations More Favorably
    An interesting and exciting turn of events has occurred within the last week, and we are pleased to report that we have begun to notice a change in the manner by which CMS is considering Independent Medical Review determinations (IMRs). …
  • Feb 1

    Updates Added to the WCMSA Reference Guide

    Updates Added to the WCMSA Reference Guide
    An updated and revised WCMSA reference guide has been issued. The revised guide, version 2.4, can be found here. The revised WCMSA reference guide only has one update, which specifically addresses ongoing responsibility for medicals (ORM)…
  • Jan 22

    Takemoto False Claims Act Suit Finally Dismissed with Prejudice

    Takemoto False Claims Act Suit Finally Dismissed with Prejudice
    For anyone following the ongoing saga of Kent Takemoto’s final attempt to cash in on the insurance industry’s obligations to Medicare, we have finally reach the conclusion. On January 20, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the…
Rank this Week: 781

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Feb 5

    Dealing With Substance Addictions Part 1: Get to Know the Marchman Act

    Dealing With Substance Addictions Part 1: Get to Know the Marchman Act
    Many of us have a family member who has a substance addiction. If your loved one will  not seek treatment on their own, but you have serious concerns about their health and well-being, you could consider taking action under the…
  • Jan 22

    Renunciation Rule: You Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

    Renunciation Rule: You Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat It Too
    You may not be familiar with the Renunciation Rule. It often comes up in litigation over trusts, and it is a rule that all beneficiaries and trustees should be familiar with. Renunciation in this context requires that a person…
  • Jan 8

    Sneaky Neighbor Gets Caught!

    Sneaky Neighbor Gets Caught!
    In a case from our own backyard, Keul vs Hodges Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Lampp and her late husband executed wills in 2009, several months before he died. Their estate plan provided that after Mrs. Lampp’s death, the entire…
Rank this Week: 2694

J.M. Reinan, P.C. Blog

J.M. Reinan, P.C. Blog

Discusses nursing home neglect & abuse, medical malpractice, consumer protection and civil rights.

http://reinanlaw.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 2496

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/
  • Feb 4

    Form 8971 and Instructions Issued – How do they Apply to Portability-Only 706 Filings?

    Form 8971 and Instructions Issued – How do they Apply to Portability-Only 706 Filings?
    Earlier this week, the IRS issued final Form 8971 and the related Instructions.  The form is used to report the final estate tax value of property distributed from an estate.  The purpose of the form is to help the IRS enforce…
  • Dec 14

    An Alternative to Estate Tax Closing Letter

    An Alternative to Estate Tax Closing Letter
    As detailed in our two previous posts in early July and a week ago, the IRS will no longer automatically be issuing estate tax closing letters.  The Executor can either call the IRS to request a closing letter (once 4 months have…
  • Dec 1

    Update on IRS Procedure for Estate Tax Closing Letter

    Update on IRS Procedure for Estate Tax Closing Letter
    As we reported in early July, the IRS will no longer be automatically issuing estate tax closing letters.  The burden is on the Executor to request one once 4 months have passed since the filing of the estate tax return.  The IRS…
Rank this Week: 4641

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Feb 3

    Worker Entitled to a Fair Investigation (in the UK)

    Worker Entitled to a Fair Investigation (in the UK)
    In the United States, so-called workplace investigations can be little more than pre-trial preparation for employers intent upon building a record to justify dismissing a troublesome worker. It is refreshing to note a…
  • Feb 1

    New Book on Age Discrimination in Employment

    New Book on Age Discrimination in Employment
    I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book, Overcoming Age Discrimination in Employment: An Essential Guide for Workers, Advocates & Employers, a timely and much needed resource to understand the major law governing age…
  • Jan 12

    Progress? Obama Acknowledges the “Elderly”

    Progress? Obama Acknowledges the “Elderly”
    Once again, President Barack H. Obama, in his 2016 State of the Union address, describes an America that is populated by “hard-working families,” immigrants and select  minorities. But at least this year…
Rank this Week: 4309

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
  • Feb 3

    Don’t Let Emotion Stop Your Planning

    Don’t Let Emotion Stop Your Planning
    Estate planning can be emotional, as it deals with your death. Even when dealing with business estate planning, emotion plays a big role. You are dealing with people who may work for you. Emotions can rise up with a death occurs in a…
  • Jan 27

    Art Is Tricky For Estate Planning

    Art Is Tricky For Estate Planning
    Investors in art are generally encouraged not to invest in art, but to collect it. They are told to buy what they like and not to buy things they hope to increase in worth. Still, financial matters must be considered by collectors, especially…
  • Jan 20

    Blood Test Eyed For Alzheimer’

    Blood Test Eyed For Alzheimer’
    Scientists reported recently that they are nearing development of a blood test that can detect Alzheimer’s disease, a breakthrough that would let doctors to begin intervening at the earliest, most treatable stage. The news was disclosed…
Rank this Week: 1549

Potter Law Firm Blog

Potter Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.potterestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Feb 2

    Can I Provide a Pet for My Estate Plan

    Can I Provide a Pet for My Estate Plan
    Can I Provide a Pet for My Estate Plan from John Potter Though the concerns are warranted, there is good news for seniors on the estate planning front. Responsible pet ownership is definitely within reach.  Before the advent of pet…
  • Feb 1

    Asset Planning: Preserve What You Have Earned

    Asset Planning: Preserve What You Have Earned
    The term “asset planning” can refer to different sets of circumstances. In this post, we will look at a couple of the ways that proper asset planning can preserve your resources. Lawsuits Business people can sometimes be concerned…
  • Jan 29

    What Is Nursing Home Asset Protection?

    What Is Nursing Home Asset Protection?
    When you hear the term “nursing home asset protection,” you may get a quizzical look on your face. Why would you need to protect your assets from a nursing home when you are going to qualify for Medicare as a senior citizen? It…
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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/
  • Feb 1

    Florida Firearms Law

    Florida Firearms Law
    Florida Firearms Law 101: Real issues taught by  Florida attorneys   Please help spread the word about or new Florida Firearms Law Class.   Below is a description of the class This class is designed for those who have…
  • Jan 30

    Protect Your IRA

    Protect Your IRA
    I just finished my new book Protect your IRA : Avoid the 5 Common Mistakes! Here is the Table of Contents The 3 Reasons Most People Experience Confusion with Their IRAs Don’t Just Focus on the Taxes Avoid the 5 Common Mistakes Common…
  • Jan 26

    Non Citizens and Florida Homestead

    Non Citizens and Florida Homestead
    Florida Homestead for Non U.S. Citizens is possible for two types of Florida Homestead exemptions. The first homestead exemption is tax based. If you live in your home  and you or your spouse or dependent child is a permanent resident of…
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New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

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

    VETERANS ADMINISTRATION PENSIONS – AID AND ATTENDANCE PENSION

    VETERANS ADMINISTRATION PENSIONS – AID AND ATTENDANCE PENSION
    The Veterans Administration has a program that allows for a large subset of the veterans population to qualify for certain benefits that pay for costs associated with caring for a veteran or their spouse. This Aid and Attendance pension may…
  • Jan 26

    FILE AND SUSPEND STRATEGY IS NO MORE – NEED TO REASSESS PLANS

    FILE AND SUSPEND STRATEGY IS NO MORE – NEED TO REASSESS PLANS
    For over a decade it was sound and perfectly legal advice for financial advisors and elder law practitioners to advise their married clients to file and suspend their social security benefits, thereby maximizing their financial returns.…
  • Jan 22

    MORE ON ELDER ABUSE – FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RESPONSE

    MORE ON ELDER ABUSE – FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RESPONSE
            Throughout the twentieth century, the Federal government took various legal steps to positively impact the lives of senior citizens, the disabled and the elderly in general.  Throughout the 1930s a variety of…
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Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

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

    Who is Responsible for Protecting Your Rights as a Shareholder?

    Who is Responsible for Protecting Your Rights as a Shareholder?
    Becoming a shareholder in a corporation is a weighty decision. You are deciding that you trust a company enough to invest. Sometimes, it’s hard to be certain that the company is holding up its end of the deal. As a shareholder, you have…
  • Jan 22

    Exactly How Does Power of Attorney Work?

    Exactly How Does Power of Attorney Work?
    Some people think that establishing power of attorney is only for the very wealthy, or those with pressing health concerns. In fact, it’s a good idea for every person to have this important safeguard in place. With the help of a good…
  • Jan 15

    Why a Nonprofit Nursing Home May Be the Best Option for Your Loved One

    Why a Nonprofit Nursing Home May Be the Best Option for Your Loved One
    Choosing a nursing home facility for an elderly loved one is a difficult decision for a family to make. There are so many factors at play: quality of care, distance from home, and a pleasant environment, among others. Many options may be…
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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
  • Jan 28

    What Movies Do Not Tell You about Personal Injury Claim

    What Movies Do Not Tell You about Personal Injury Claim
    Hollywood loves to feature legal stories. After all, criminal cases and big lawsuits always make for a great show. What they do not seem to feature, however, is reality. Over the years, Hollywood has given way for several misconceptions…
  • Jan 25

    The Three Most Famous Personal Injury Cases of All Time

    The Three Most Famous Personal Injury Cases of All Time
    Most personal injury lawsuits never see a newspaper or reach the headlines on your local news report. However, there are three that still to this day come back in headlines. Surprisingly, the most famous personal injury lawsuits are not all…
  • Jan 21

    Top Reasons Doctors Are Sued for Malpractice

    Top Reasons Doctors Are Sued for Malpractice
    It is a significant goal of every physician in practice today to avoid medical malpractice lawsuits. Unfortunately, errors can occur and those errors can lead to long-term injuries or even death for innocent patients. A simple error is not…
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Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Jan 27

    Who Should You Discuss Your Estate Plan With?

    Who Should You Discuss Your Estate Plan With?
    When you create an estate plan, the first question that will be on your mind is whom you should discuss your wishes with. Unfortunately, the answer isn't as simple as you might think. Keeping an Estate Plan Secret Some individuals...
  • Jan 22

    Elder Law: The Importance of a Durable Power of Attorney

    Elder Law: The Importance of a Durable Power of Attorney
    A Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA) is a legal document in which you assign a family member or close friend to manage specified items. You can arrange to make someone your DPOA in the event that an unexpected circumstance arises...
  • Jan 15

    Filing for Veteran's Aid: Documentation and Verification

    Filing for Veteran's Aid: Documentation and Verification
    When you apply for Veteran's Aid, like any other assistance program, especially those run by a government entity, they are not just going to take you at your word. It is a red-tape process, and they will require documentation to...
Rank this Week: 3504

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/
  • Jan 26

    Caring for Mom when you are far away

    Caring for Mom when you are far away
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  • Jan 19

    Overview of Executor’s Duties in Pennsylvania

    Overview of Executor’s Duties in Pennsylvania
    The Role of the Personal Representative in Administering an Estate You've been named as a Personal Representative (commonly known as an Executor or Administrator) to administer the estate of someone who died.  What do you do and where do…
  • Jan 2

    A New Year’s Resolution – Plan for Getting Older

    A New Year’s Resolution – Plan for Getting Older
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Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Jan 24

    Sacramento Nursing Home Costs Are Among the Highest in the Country

    Sacramento Nursing Home Costs Are Among the Highest in the Country
    Our firm practices law in Sacramento, California, and we also have an office in Roseville. Anyone who lives in our area knows that there are countless advantages, and it is truly a great place to live. We have everything that big cities have…
  • Jan 21

    A Probate Attorney Can Help With Estate Administration

    A Probate Attorney Can Help With Estate Administration
    You should be aware of the multifaceted nature of a properly constructed estate plan.  It is wise to take a 360 degree approach so that you can leave behind a workable situation for your loved ones after you are gone. A last will is a…
  • Jan 21

    Free Report: Is Incapacity Planning in Northern California Really Important

    Free Report: Is Incapacity Planning in Northern California Really Important
    When you are going through life as a relatively healthy adult, the prospect of incapacity can seem alien to you. Of course we all recognize the fact that elders sometimes become unable to handle all their own affairs, but it can seem like…
Rank this Week: 3986

Michigan Estate Planning, Probate…

Michigan Estate Planning, Probate and Elder Law

Covers Michigan estate planning, wills, living trusts, powers of attorney, elder law, caregiving, family matters and growing older . By Glenn Matecun.

http://matecunlaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 19

    Do you see the real person, or just what you want to see?

    Do you see the real person, or just what you want to see?
    This is a preview of this month’s legal corner article which will be published on January 27, 2016. “Uniqueness is what makes you the most beautiful.”  ~ Lea Michele I was re-reading one of the late Stephen…
  • Mar 31

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?
    Check this out if you want to learn more about how a Michigan Lady Bird Deed works and how it can help with your Will, Trust or other estate planning.
  • Mar 31

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?
    Check this out if you want to learn more about how a Michigan Lady Bird Deed works and how it can help with your Will, Trust or other estate planning.
Rank this Week: 3174

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate topics in New York. By the Law Offices of Roman Aminov.

http://www.aminovlaw.com
  • Jan 18

    Ethical Wills: A Legacy With Love

    Ethical Wills: A Legacy With Love
    My dream to build an estate planning practice was born early in my law school career. My first trusts and estates class introduced me to a legal world where the most important and sensitive parts of our lives, our mortality, were front and…
  • Dec 17

    Where Should I Keep My Will

    Where Should I Keep My Will
    So you’ve done the responsible thing. You’ve prepared a last will to protect your family when you die. Great – now where do you keep it? For starters, somewhere your loved ones can find it. But which place is most safe yet…
  • Oct 27

    Seven Questions to Ask an Estate and Probate Attorney

    Seven Questions to Ask an Estate and Probate Attorney
    Nobody wants to call a probate lawyer. People only call us when they are dealing with the loss of a family member and need help through the process. Over the years, I have been privileged to speak with hundreds of clients and helped address…
Rank this Week: 4300

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Jan 16

    #Walktoria – Highlighting Pedestrian Safety in Greater Victoria

    #Walktoria – Highlighting Pedestrian Safety in Greater Victoria
    The other night a tweet was posted: It highlighted a common problem, a “ghost crosswalk” across a busy road to a bus stop in Saanich.  It seems that being a pedestrian in Victoria comes with some less than ideal conditions.…
  • Jan 7

    Waiving Goodbye to Rights in Marine Accident

    Waiving Goodbye to Rights in Marine Accident
    When is a Liability Waiver Effective? Giving up, or waiving, the right to claim for the consequences of someone else’s carelessness is something we all frequently do.   A surprising number of activities we regularly engage in…
  • Jan 6

    Zombie Ships – the Perils of Failing to Neutralize Your Vessel Ownership

    Zombie Ships – the Perils of Failing to Neutralize Your Vessel Ownership
    Captain Black decided to sell his tug and barge to a fellow from up the coast who wanted to start a dock building business.  His wife and warmer weather begged for Black’s attention.  Black signed the bills of sale and pushed…
Rank this Week: 4581

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jan 15

    Understanding the stages of Alzheimer’

    Understanding the stages of Alzheimer’
    Reportedly, over five million Americans are afflicted with Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association has created a checklist of the usual symptoms to help you identify the warning signs. Among these are changes in memory that…
  • Jan 7

    Transportation is an often overlooked but crucial aspect of retirement planning

    Transportation is an often overlooked but crucial aspect of retirement planning
    When people engage in retirement planning, they often fail to think about transportation. They do not consider that a time may come when they will no longer be able to drive themselves, and will have to rely on others to go to doctors’…
  • Dec 29

    How caregivers can deal with behavioral changes of loved ones with dementia

    How caregivers can deal with behavioral changes of loved ones with dementia
    There is ample research to suggest that family caregivers are more distressed by behavioral problems and changes in the personality of their loved ones than by their physical disabilities. For instance, while it may prove challenging for…
Rank this Week: 4451

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/
  • Jan 14

    Large Nursing Home Chain, Kindred, Caught Defrauding Medicare

    Large Nursing Home Chain, Kindred, Caught Defrauding Medicare
    As I’ve written before, the real drivers of healthcare costs are not lawsuits, which studies by Johns Hopkins Medicine found are less than 1% of healthcare costs. The big costs are a result of fraud. Kindred Healthcare, a large chain of…
  • Jan 6

    Momentum Builds Against Use of Predispute Arbitration Clauses in Long-Term Care Admission Agreement

    Momentum Builds Against Use of Predispute Arbitration Clauses in Long-Term Care Admission Agreement
    Stark & Stark Associate Eric D. Dakhari, member of the Nursing Home Litigation Group, authored the article Momentum Builds Against Use of Predispute Arbitration Clauses in Long-Term Care Admission Agreements, which was published on NJ.com…
  • Dec 30

    The Lurking Dangers of Blood Thinners in Nursing Home

    The Lurking Dangers of Blood Thinners in Nursing Home
    Often, elderly people are prescribed blood thinners, otherwise known as anti-coagulants, like Coumadin and several others. While these drugs can significantly help with conditions such as DVTs (deep vein thrombosis) and strokes, they also…
Rank this Week: 1218

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

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

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Jan 10

    4 Federal Trademark Benefit

    4 Federal Trademark Benefit
    One of the most common questions people ask trademark attorneys is: Why should I apply for federal trademark registration — what benefits does it provide? Well, there are actually lots of benefits, but there are four (4) principal…
  • Nov 2

    Passing Values, Not Just Money, via Incentive Trust

    Passing Values, Not Just Money, via Incentive Trust
    It's one of the deepest felt concerns. How can you pass your values onto your children and grandchildren even if you pass away earlier than you expect? Letters, family trips and treasured memories are one way to leave a legacy, but what about…
  • Sep 28

    Kids Off to College? It Might Be Time for an Estate Plan Update

    Kids Off to College? It Might Be Time for an Estate Plan Update
    You're finally an empty nester. After sending the youngest of your kids off to college, you are a mixed bag of emotions. On one hand, you're happy to see your kids fly the coup and spread their wings. On the other, you're wondering where time…
Rank this Week: 2289

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Jan 6

    What Is Nursing Home Asset Protection?

    What Is Nursing Home Asset Protection?
    If you are planning ahead for your retirement years and the twilight years that will follow, you should certainly consider the matter of nursing home asset protection. Nursing homes are extremely expensive around the country, but here in…
  • Jan 6

    What Is Nursing Home Asset Protection?

    What Is Nursing Home Asset Protection?
    If you are planning ahead for your retirement years and the twilight years that will follow, you should certainly consider the matter of nursing home asset protection. Nursing homes are extremely expensive around the country, but here in…
  • Jan 4

    How Can You Minimize Your Estate Tax Exposure?

    How Can You Minimize Your Estate Tax Exposure?
    People in most areas of the country have just one estate tax to concern themselves with. The federal estate tax is applicable everywhere, but the good news is that there is a relatively large estate tax exclusion. The credit or exclusion is…
Rank this Week: 3491

Massachusetts Estate Planning,…

Massachusetts Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law

Features a blend of common sense info for clients and family caregivers and in-depth probate, tax and Medicaid analysis for lawyers & CPAs. By Brian E. Barreira.

http://elderlaw.info/
Rank this Week: 1639