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Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 22

    Beneficiary and executor at a stalemate over signing of Release

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

    It's "Make a Will Month"

    It's "Make a Will Month"
    Do you have a valid, up-to-date will? If not, why not? The Ontario Bar Association has designated November as "Make a Will" month to encourage people to look into getting wills put into place. Advocatedaily.com has an article that…
  • Nov 12

    What if a trustee of a trust won't pay a beneficiary?

    What if a trustee of a trust won't pay a beneficiary?
    What if the trustee of a trust refuses to pay the beneficiary? Most individuals would not know where to start, as trust law is pretty foreign to most people. A reader recently asked me about this. Below, I outline the steps a person might…
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Rule of Law

Rule of Law

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

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 22

    Milne Estate v. Milne

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

    Uniform Trustee Act Provisions for Remuneration

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

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

    Are Future Payments from a Trust Created by Will Available to the Creditors of a Bankrupt?
    If you make a will leaving your estate to your child, and after your death, your child is assigned into bankruptcy, then your child’s inheritance from you will be available to his or her creditors. That’s not too surprising.But…
Rank this Week: 633

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Nov 22

    Arbitration Trend

    Arbitration Trend
    Another form of alleged abuse that has been lurking amongst nursing homes and elder care facilities is mandatory pre-suit arbitration clauses hidden in nursing home admission paperwork.  The so-called “arbitration agreement”…
  • Nov 21

    Choking Death

    Choking Death
    The L.A. Daily News reported the sad preventable death of a nursing home resident who choked on medications mixed with apple sauce.  Windsor Gardens Healthcare Center of the Valley, a skilled nursing facility in North Hollywood, was…
  • Nov 20

    Unsafe Lift Leads to Tragic Wrongful Death

    Unsafe Lift Leads to Tragic Wrongful Death
    Tri-City Herald reported the preventable death of Harry Lee Minor and the pending lawsuit still going on five years later.  Minor’s family sued the skilled nursing facility, Avalon Health & Rehabilitation Center, where he…
Rank this Week: 204

Law Offices of Richard B.…

Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.rbsllc.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    What Is a Stretch IRA?

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

    Free Report: Estate Planning in Oregon – Where to Begin

    Free Report: Estate Planning in Oregon – Where to Begin
    Most people know they need to create an estate plan, however, knowing you need to create one, and knowing where to start, are two entirely different things. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Positions and Roles in Your Estate Plan…
  • Nov 13

    Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: How to Protect Your Loved One

    Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: How to Protect Your Loved One
    Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: How to Protect Your Loved One from Richard Schneider Although there have been significant positive changes in the laws throughout the nation with regard to same-sex marriage in recent years, members of the LGBT…
Rank this Week: 3012

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    What Is a Qualified Personal Residence Trust?

    What Is a Qualified Personal Residence Trust?
    If you are exposed to the federal estate tax, a qualified personal residence trust can be a useful tax efficiency tool. Most people are not faced with estate tax exposure, because the credit or exclusion is relatively high. For the rest of…
  • Nov 20

    What Is Medicaid?

    What Is Medicaid?
    There can be some confusion between the Medicaid program and the Medicare program, and in California, Medi-Cal enters the picture. We will endeavor to provide some answers in this blog post. Need-Based Health Insurance Medicaid is a…
  • Nov 19

    How Is My Property Transferred If I Die Intestate?

    How Is My Property Transferred If I Die Intestate?
    A lot of people fail to plan ahead for something that is definitely going to happen. If you were to die without executing any estate planning documents, you would die intestate. Under these circumstances, the state would be forced to sort…
Rank this Week: 1596

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

http://www.cheryldavid.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Free Report: North Carolina Inheritance Planning – Part1

    Free Report: North Carolina Inheritance Planning – Part1
    Do you know what would happen to your property should you die without an estate plan or die without making legally enforceable inheritance choices. Learn more about North Carolina inheritance planning in this presentation. Topics covered in…
  • Nov 21

    North Carolina Inheritance Planning: Options and Choice

    North Carolina Inheritance Planning: Options and Choice
    North Carolina Inheritance Planning: Options and Choices from Cheryl David The easiest way to make an inheritance plan is to write a last will and testament. Learn more about North Carolina inheritance planning in this presentation.
  • Nov 17

    Basic Estate Planning Questions – What is Digital Estate Planning?

    Basic Estate Planning Questions – What is Digital Estate Planning?
    An increasingly important aspect of creating a personalized estate plan today involves issues surrounding digital estate planning. Today in our series on basic estate planning questions, we are going to take a closer look at common questions…
Rank this Week: 2667

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/
  • Nov 21

    Two Certified Nurse's Aides at the Terrace View Long Term Care Facility in Buffalo Charged with Abuse and Neglect

    Two Certified Nurse's Aides at the Terrace View Long Term Care Facility in Buffalo Charged with Abuse and Neglect
    In September the NYS Attorney General's office announced that two certified nurse's aides at the Erie County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility in Buffalo, which has recently changed its name to the Terrace View Long Term Care Facility,…
  • Oct 15

    Rye Nursing Home Receives Deficiency for Pressure Sore Care

    Rye Nursing Home Receives Deficiency for Pressure Sore Care
    The Osborn, a Westchester nursing home located in Rye, received a citation by the Department of Health in February, 2014 for failure to provide proper treatment to a resident with a pressure ulcer. Per federal regulations, a facility must…
  • Sep 24

    Signs and Symptoms of Nursing Home Abuse

    Signs and Symptoms of Nursing Home Abuse
    What You Should Know About Nursing Home or Elder Abuse It is estimated that there are more than half a million reports of elderly abuse every year in the U.S., not to mention millions of cases that go unreported. Nursing...
Rank this Week: 1041

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Nov 21

    Law Doesn’t Protect Workers from ‘Unfair Employers”

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

    EEOC Snubs Age Discrimination – Again

    EEOC Snubs Age Discrimination – Again
    Yet again, the EEOC in 2014 devoted a disproportionately small percentage of its resources toward litigating age discrimination complaints. The EEOC filed 133 merits lawsuits during FY 2014, compared to 131 in 2013 and 378 a decade ago.…
  • Nov 20

    EEOC Discrimination Complaints Down But Why?

    EEOC Discrimination Complaints Down But Why?
    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission logged approximately five percent fewer discrimination complaints in Fiscal Year 2014 than the year earlier. The EEOC received 88,778 private sector charges in FY 2014, compared to 93,727 in…
Rank this Week: 2632

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    What Is A QDOT Trust?

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

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

    Will I Still Have Control Over My Property If I Create a Family Wealth Trust?
    Trusts were once used almost exclusively by the wealthy as a way to pass down the family wealth without incurring taxes and without giving up complete control over the wealth. Today, however, you don’t have to be wealthy to benefit from…
  • Nov 17

    Can’t I Just Give Away My Assets to Qualify for Medicaid?

    Can’t I Just Give Away My Assets to Qualify for Medicaid?
    The average life expectancy in the United States has nearly doubled in the last century. While living longer is certainly viewed as a good thing by most people, an increased life expectancy also means that the likelihood you will spend time…
Rank this Week: 1567

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

By Ed Fox & Associates.

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

    Conflict and Violence among Nursing Home Residents Widespread

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

    INVESTIGATION FINDS NURSING HOME CARE LEVELS LOWER THAN REPORTED

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

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

    Illinois Ranked Eighth Worst State for Nursing Homes; Receives "F" Grade
    Families for Better Care recently released its "Nursing Home Report Cards" for 2014 and the results for Illinois are not good. Illinois was ranked 44th out of 50 states and the District of Columbia for Nursing Home Quality, or 8th worst. …
Rank this Week: 3631

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Covers Wisconsin estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration, real estate law, business organization, and individual income tax preparation. By Tesar Law Group, S.C.

http://blog.tesarlaw.com/
  • Nov 21

    Importance of Selecting Guardians For Your Minor Children

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

    Having The "Financial Talk" With Your Parent

    Having The "Financial Talk" With Your Parent
    It is important to talk to your elder loves ones while they are competent and able to participate in their estate planning and long term care planning needs.
  • Nov 17

    Schemers Steal Property of Deceased Neighbor with No Heir

    Schemers Steal Property of Deceased Neighbor with No Heir
    Proper estate planning can help ensure your assets will benefit those you elect, rather than passing according to the law.
Rank this Week: 4909

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Nov 21

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?

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

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law
    The following is a guest blog post by Rachel K. Prandini, Unaccompanied Minor Law Fellow/Attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco. The number of unaccompanied minors arriving at the US southern border in 2014 has been…
  • Nov 17

    How to Use Technology for Effective Cross-Examination

    How to Use Technology for Effective Cross-Examination
    The following is a guest blog post by Jeff Bennion, a solo practitioner in San Diego who specializes in personal injury and consulting on e-discovery and litigation technology. A good cross-examination should come off as scripted. California…
Rank this Week: 3078

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

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

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
  • Nov 21

    Idaho Estate Planning - Disinheritance Dos and Don't

    Idaho Estate Planning - Disinheritance Dos and Don't
    Disinheriting a child can be a difficult choice for parents. However, if this is the intended choice, there are do’s and don’ts when disinheriting.
  • Nov 20

    Idaho Estate Planning - Changing Your Will Can Lead to Hurt Feeling

    Idaho Estate Planning - Changing Your Will Can Lead to Hurt Feeling
    I have four sisters and brothers, and three have taken out loans against their share of any inheritance — significant loans, like in the $75,000 range. Dad has been tracking these loans and has provided in his will a formula for adjusting…
  • Nov 19

    Idaho Estate Planning - Drama Free Family Business Succession

    Idaho Estate Planning - Drama Free Family Business Succession
    It's a high-stakes multi-million-dollar sibling rivalry that reads like a Hollywood movie script and is playing out in a federal courtroom in Covington. And an end to the nearly 20-year drama may be just six months away, as a judge set a…
Rank this Week: 4455

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers various nursing home abuse and elder neglect issues such as signs and symptoms of neglect, and California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law. By Walton Law Firm LLP.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Translation Issues in Elder Abuse Case

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

    New Elder Care Protections on the Way in San Diego County

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

    California Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

    California Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
    Who looks out for aging Californians who do not have relatives our outside caregivers to keep an eye out for the signs of elder abuse?  The California State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is in place to make sure that older adults…
Rank this Week: 826

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Nov 21

    Oral Argument Before Third Circuit on Use of Short Term Annuities in Medicaid Planning

    Oral Argument Before Third Circuit on Use of Short Term Annuities in Medicaid Planning
    On November 19, attorneys representing families and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania argued consolidated cases before a panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, involving use of short-term annuities in connection with applications for…
  • Nov 20

    Explaining Palliative Care in Graphic Format

    Explaining Palliative Care in Graphic Format
    The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has released a great graphic on palliative care. What Should You Know About Palliative Care? has six graphics on topics including scope, function, location, family services and the benefits of palliative care.…
  • Nov 20

    "City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks"... and the Importance of Safe Sidewalk

    "City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks"... and the Importance of Safe Sidewalk
    If you recognize the quoted language from the title above, you can imagine me humming the lyrics to "Silver Bells" as I type. Perhaps we should add a new refrain. As detailed in the Los Angeles Times piece on "Residents...
Rank this Week: 658

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Practicing Law: What New Interns Should Know About Office Culture

    Practicing Law: What New Interns Should Know About Office Culture
    Starting your first law internship is an exciting time. This is your chance to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom, and see the law firsthand. Unfortunately, many interns are initially surprised by the lack of excitement they…
  • Nov 20

    Four Low-Impact Pool Exercise

    Four Low-Impact Pool Exercise
    We know exercise is great for overall health, inside and out. That’s why it’s important to choose activities you find fun and are geared toward your activity personality. One great way to exercise is in the pool. Working out in…
  • Nov 19

    VA Implements Second Phase of Choice Card Program

    VA Implements Second Phase of Choice Card Program
    Cards sent to Veterans waiting more than 30 days for care The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it began mailing Veterans Choice Cards on November 17 to Veterans currently waiting more than 30-days from their preferred date…
Rank this Week: 895

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

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

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • Nov 21

    State Fails to Adequately Address Nursing Home Complaint

    State Fails to Adequately Address Nursing Home Complaint
    It can be a very nerve-racking experience to put a loved one in a nursing home or long-term care facility, particularly knowing of so many horror stories about how residents and patients are treated by staffers at facilities around the…
  • Nov 18

    Important Panel in Chicago Next Spring on Dementia Will Feature Levin & Perconti Attorney

    Important Panel in Chicago Next Spring on Dementia Will Feature Levin & Perconti Attorney
    The elderly deal with many afflictions as they age, any number of which could require a stay in a nursing home or long-term care facilities. There could be physical reasons, such as recovering from a fall, recovering from a procedure, or just…
  • Nov 17

    Illinois Attorney General in Favor of Nursing Home Camera

    Illinois Attorney General in Favor of Nursing Home Camera
    A major controversy discussed multiple times here, across the state of Illinois, and across the United States, has been the issue of allowing hidden cameras in nursing homes. The proposition of using hidden cameras to document such abuse and…
Rank this Week: 232

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Nov 21

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

    Don’t be a Turkey: Host an Open House this Holiday Season
    The holidays are usually a time to overindulge in a little turkey and mashed potatoes, or snack on home-baked goods and candies that make their way into the office every.single.year. It’s also a time to pick out that perfect gift for a…
  • Nov 19

    10 Worst States for Retirement

    10 Worst States for Retirement
    Earlier this week, I saw a piece in USA Today regarding the worst places for retirement. The ranking listed the following states: 10. Alabama Alabama ranked poorly because of low life expectancy and high crime. Alabama does not have a…
  • Nov 17

    How to Prevent After-Death ID Theft

    How to Prevent After-Death ID Theft
    Twenty-five percent of the identities stolen every year are taken from the deceased. A family grieving the death of a loved one doesn’t need the headaches of identity theft on top of heartache over the loss. The identities of the dead…
Rank this Week: 943

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Robert H. Brooks (1937-2006) – Businessman Robert H. Brooks was an American businessman who, in 1967, founded Naturally Fresh Foods, a condiment and salad dressing manufacturer in the Atlanta area. But, he is most notably remembered for…
  • Nov 19

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln
  • Nov 19

    Do You Need More Than a Simple Will?

    Do You Need More Than a Simple Will?
    If you think the fact that you do not have a small fortune means that you do not need estate planning, then you are not alone. That is a common belief. The truth is that in some situations, people do not need anything other than a simple Will…
Rank this Week: 3094

New Jersey Elder Abuse and Neglect…

New Jersey Elder Abuse and Neglect Forum

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

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

    Today is Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day

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

    Nursing Home Abuse: Understaffing of Nurse

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

    Nursing Home Abuse: Extendicare Pays 38 Million

    Nursing Home Abuse: Extendicare Pays 38 Million
    On October 11, 2014, the New York Times reported that Extendicare  agreed to pay $38 million over claims of poor care.   The federal claims alleged that Extendicare inappropriately billed for physical therapy and provided such poor…
Rank this Week: 4794

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

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

    What Is Probate?

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

    Successfully Navigating the Challenges of Alzheimer’

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

    How Can The Alzheimer’s Association Help You?

    How Can The Alzheimer’s Association Help You?
    Our firm is a proud supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association and we try to contribute in several ways to their education, awareness and fundraising initiatives.  In that spirit, here we include an article they have provided that…
Rank this Week: 2448

Florida Elder Law and Estate…

Florida Elder Law and Estate Planning

Provides news and views on current topics in elder law, estate planning, wills and trusts, caregiver issues, probate and estate administration, Medicaid and Veterans benefits, other issues of importance to seniors and their families. By Joseph S. Karp.

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

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

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

    Walk to End Alzheimer'

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

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

    New book on the downside of "medicalizing" the aging proce
    Dr. Atul Gawande, the surgeon and author, has just published his newest book, "Being Mortal." The sensitive subject matter has sparked serious debate among physicians, the clergy and the public. Gawande argues that our society has…
Rank this Week: 987

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

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

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Nov 20

    What Is A Business Plan?

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

    Business Structures: The Facts & Figure

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

    4 Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property

    4 Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property
    In the United States, there are four principal ways in which a person or business can protect intellectual property, however, not all types of protection are available for all property types. The infographic below briefly describes each of…
Rank this Week: 1171

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

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

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

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

    Bracing for an Increase in Falls with Our Elderly

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

    Long-Term Care Insurance Alternative

    Long-Term Care Insurance Alternative
    As many seniors reach retirement age their health can begin to decline. Yet, very few seniors have any kind of plan or coverage for chronic or long-term illness. This happens for a variety of reasons - some believe that they will pass away…
Rank this Week: 830

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

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

    Ohio Special Needs Trust: An Explanation

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

    Family Limited Partnership: Asset Protection, Tax Saving

    Family Limited Partnership: Asset Protection, Tax Saving
    As a person with significant financial resources, you need to consider estate tax efficiency and asset protection when you’re planning your estate. If these are your objectives, you should consider establishing a Family Limited…
  • Nov 13

    3 Estate Planning Tips For the Divorcing Couple

    3 Estate Planning Tips For the Divorcing Couple
    With all the emotions and stress that accompanies a divorce, many couples often ignore the estate planning consequences that come with ending a marriage. While it can be difficult to set aside time to address these issues, both spouses need…
Rank this Week: 2656

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A.…

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A. Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.arkansas-estateplanning.com/blog/
  • Nov 20

    Arkansas Medicaid Waiver

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

    Free Report: Estate Planning for Pets in Arkansa

    Free Report: Estate Planning for Pets in Arkansa
    If you have a family pet, you know it is a lifelong companion that has become a part of your family. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Choosing Someone to Take of Your Pet Incorporating Provisions for your Pet in Your Will Creating a…
  • Nov 17

    How to Spend Down Your Assets to Qualify for Medicaid in Arkansa

    How to Spend Down Your Assets to Qualify for Medicaid in Arkansa
    How to Spend Down your Assets to Qualify for Medicaid in Arkansas from Deborah Sexton It is not uncommon for people to apply for medicaid and learn that they have too many assets to qualify. Learn more about medicaid in Arkansas in this…
Rank this Week: 1603

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Nov 20

    Cautionary tale about administrative procedural hurdle

    Cautionary tale about administrative procedural hurdle
    In a new but unpublished decision by the Superior Court, Appellate Division, a person applying for benefits under the State’s Traumatic Brain Injury Fund (TBIF)  was denied reimbursement for certain equipment due to apparent…
  • Nov 19

    2014 Veterans Health Benefits Handbook

    2014 Veterans Health Benefits Handbook
    A few weeks ago, the Veterans Health Care Administration (VHA) released an updated version of the handbook explaining a veteran’s explanation of rights and benefits.  The attached sample, accessible at 2014 Veterans Health Benefits…
  • Nov 19

    Federal Bill S2410 to benefit disabled children of US veteran

    Federal Bill S2410 to benefit disabled children of US veteran
    Legislation is pending in the Congress concerning the payment of a veteran’s survivor benefits. Under current law, a veteran’s survivor benefits which are payable to the veteran’s children must be paid directly to the…
Rank this Week: 3583

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    How Do I Change a Custody Order in South Carolina?

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

    How Does the Judge Decide Custody Issues in South Carolina?

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

    Spousal Support in a South Carolina Divorce

    Spousal Support in a South Carolina Divorce
    Spousal support or alimony is appropriate in certain situations when a marriage ends. Spousal support is not awarded in all cases and there are different kinds of spousal support. Both the spouse who is seeking support (the…
Rank this Week: 3087

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    What Is a Letter of Final Instruction?

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

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

    What Is the Difference Between a Guardianship and a Power of Attorney?
    Estate planning should be viewed as a comprehensive endeavor. Yes, you want to make sure that you facilitate efficient asset transfers after you pass away. At the same time, you should see a holistic picture and prepare for the eventualities…
  • Nov 13

    What Is a Living Trust Successor Trustee?

    What Is a Living Trust Successor Trustee?
    People sometimes shy away from trusts because they do not understand all of the facts. They want to retain control of their assets, but they are under the impression that they will be surrendering control if they convey assets into any type…
Rank this Week: 2992

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

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

    What Is a Totten Trust?

    What Is a Totten Trust?
    Sometimes legal documents are referred to by multiple different names. This can be confusing, and we try to clear things up on this blog. With this in mind, we will look at the Totten trust in this post. Transferring Assets When you hear…
  • Nov 17

    When Does a Trust Terminate?

    When Does a Trust Terminate?
    A trust can be a very useful estate planning tool. There are a number of different types of trusts that can accomplish varying objectives. Sometimes people assume that trusts are only useful for very wealthy people, and it is true that high…
  • Nov 12

    What’s the Difference Between SSDI and SSI?

    What’s the Difference Between SSDI and SSI?
    There are many different acronyms that come into play when you are looking into estate planning and elder law topics. SSDI and SSI are two of them. Because they are so similar, some people think that there is no difference. In fact, there are…
Rank this Week: 1535

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt…

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt Blog

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

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

    Gifts and the Five-Year Lookback

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

    Life Estate Deeds – An Antique Technique Providing Modern Convenience

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

    Home Care Goes High-Tech

    Home Care Goes High-Tech
    CNN recently ran a fascinating article about the expanding use of technology in the field of home care for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia, allowing them to remain independently in their homes longer.   You’ve probably…
Rank this Week: 3629

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: 191

Minko Law Office Blog

Minko Law Office Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

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

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Basic Estate Plan

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

    Historical Facts About Estate Planning

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

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – The Probate Proce

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – The Probate Proce
    This week in our essential estate planning knowledge blog post, we are going to focus on the probate process and why it is so important to estate planning. If you are like most people in New York, you might have heard about probate–or…
Rank this Week: 3121

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts in Nevada.

http://www.wealth-counselors.com/blog/
  • Nov 19

    Power of Attorney Mistakes to Avoid

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

    Benefits of a Corporate Trustee

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

    Do I Need More than a Will?

    Do I Need More than a Will?
    The purpose of estate planning is to prepare yourself and your family for not only your death, but also the possibility of your incapacity.  Planning for both possibilities involves creating a comprehensive estate plan. Typically, that…
Rank this Week: 2604

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Nov 19

    How Expensive Will Long-Term Care Become in the Future?

    How Expensive Will Long-Term Care Become in the Future?
    Connecticut elder law experts are growing increasingly concerned about the cost of living assistance for elder Americans. Right now the expenses that seniors face when they need living assistance could be accurately described as exorbitant.…
  • Nov 17

    Estate Planning & Remarriage

    Estate Planning & Remarriage
    Estate planning attorneys will always emphasize the fact that estate planning is an ongoing process. Important life changes will often times make a revision to your estate plan necessary. Without question, remarriage would be such an event.…
  • Nov 14

    What is a Supplemental Needs Trust in Connecticut?

    What is a Supplemental Needs Trust in Connecticut?
    What is a Supplemental Needs Trust in Connecticut? from Barry D Horowitz There are different ways to transfer assets to your loved ones. If you make the wrong choices, you could do more than harm than good. Learn more about supplemental needs…
Rank this Week: 3080

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
  • Nov 19

    How Your Ex Can Inherit Your Saving

    How Your Ex Can Inherit Your Saving
    If you have a will, you probably believe you’re all set. Everything seems in place. But that’s not necessarily so. An article on abcnews.go.com notes that many people are not aware that wills don’t have the final say about…
  • Nov 12

    Estate Planning For Your Collectible

    Estate Planning For Your Collectible
    People can spend a lifetime amassing things they love, like baseball cards or comic books, even art. But they often pay scant attention to what happens to these prized possessions when they die. #10096563 / gettyimages.com They may hope their…
  • Nov 5

    ‘Do It Yourself?’

    ‘Do It Yourself?’
    Some people like to do things for themselves. They grow their own fruits and vegetables. Raise their own chickens. Fix their own toilet problems. #476804765 / gettyimages.com But one place where doing it yourself may not be such a smart idea…
Rank this Week: 4002

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Nov 19

    Estate Planning for a Second Family

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

    The Importance of a Power of Attorney

    The Importance of a Power of Attorney
    A power of attorney is a written document designed to allow someone of your choosing, an agent, to make legal decisions on your behalf in the event that you are incapacitated and unable to do so. Though establishing a power of attorney may…
  • Nov 6

    Estate Planning for Peace of Mind

    Estate Planning for Peace of Mind
    During the course of adult life, there are occasions when we are called upon to serve a role in the disposition of matters relating to the estate of a person who has recently passed away. Although the prospect of facing the duties of Executor…
Rank this Week: 2903

Arizona Senior Law Blog

Arizona Senior Law Blog

Covers topics like Arizona Medicaid, ALTCS, and estate planning. By Jackson White.

http://www.arizonaseniorlaw.com/news/
  • Nov 18

    ALTCS Rules Allow for Gift Strategy

    ALTCS Rules Allow for Gift Strategy
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Question: My mother is only 60 years old, but she is no longer able to care for herself at…
  • Nov 14

    Settlement Could Affect Eligibility

    Settlement Could Affect Eligibility
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities Question: My wife was in a horrible car accident, as a result of which she will likely…
  • Oct 31

    Many Factors Affect ALTCS Proce

    Many Factors Affect ALTCS Proce
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities Question: I helped my mother apply for the Arizona Long Term Care System about two months…
Rank this Week: 3284

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://yourestatematters.com/blog/
  • Nov 18

    Illinois Man Leaves Large Bequests to Actors He Never Met

    Illinois Man Leaves Large Bequests to Actors He Never Met
    In 2013, Ray Fulk, a 71 year old Illinois man, left his half million dollar estate to two actors he had never met. According to the deceased’s estate planning attorney, he left his estates assets to the actors because they were friends…
  • Nov 16

    New York Developer Leaves $40 million Estate and No Heir

    New York Developer Leaves $40 million Estate and No Heir
    The State of New York may eventually “inherit” an estate worth in the neighborhood of $40 million if heirs of the decedent are not located. Despite an international search, no heirs have yet been located. The estate is that of…
  • Nov 14

    Have You Had the Estate Planning Conversation with Your Parents Yet?

    Have You Had the Estate Planning Conversation with Your Parents Yet?
    When we were younger, our parents frequently sat us down to have a serious conversation about something. As much as most of us dreaded those conversations, in retrospect they may have been easier than some of the conversations we now need to…
Rank this Week: 3116

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/
  • Nov 18

    Older people without children may wish to designate a caregiver

    Older people without children may wish to designate a caregiver
    Older adults who do not have children do not have the built-in support system from which many people with children benefit, which puts them at risk if they become ill or injured. In order to ensure they receive good care that is in alignment…
  • Sep 30

    To help prevent elder abuse, address caregiver stress as it emerge

    To help prevent elder abuse, address caregiver stress as it emerge
    Elders are among the most vulnerable populations, and they are at special risk for abuse at the hands of their caregivers. Caregiver stress is one of the biggest contributing factors to elder abuse, and stressed-out caregivers are the most…
  • Sep 22

    How to make homes safer for senior

    How to make homes safer for senior
    Older adults who continue to live independently at home will need a safe space in which to live. Making the home safe is essential for preventing injuries. Each year, around 7,000 elderly people die in accidents at home, while millions more…
Rank this Week: 3563

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/
  • Nov 18

    Now is a Good Time to Review your Power of Attorney

    Now is a Good Time to Review your Power of Attorney
    If you are an older adult, your power of attorney (POA) may be your most important legal document. It is crucial that the right people are named as your agent and that their powers and duties are tailored to your particular circumstances and…
  • Nov 13

    Elder Law Firm Offers Care Management Service

    Elder Law Firm Offers Care Management Service
    Currently, about 12 million Americans require long-term-care services. Today, most of those care recipients rely on unpaid care from family and friends, but eventually many require paid in-home care, or must move to assisted living or a…
  • Nov 7

    Medicare Open Enrollment: Traditional Medicare vs Medicare Advantage

    Medicare Open Enrollment: Traditional Medicare vs Medicare Advantage
    It’s the Medicare open enrollment time until December 7th and many Medicare beneficiaries are considering their options and trying to choose between traditional Medicare and a Medicare Advantage plan.   I’ve given my two cents in a…
Rank this Week: 1031

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse…

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.illinoisnursinghomeabuselawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Country's Worst Nursing Homes Receive Federal Insurance

    Country's Worst Nursing Homes Receive Federal Insurance
    The Center for Public Integrity recently revealed that hundreds of the country's lowest-rated nursing homes are receiving federally-backed, guaranteed mortgages. This assistance is worth billions of dollars, so why is it being given to…
  • Nov 12

    Investigation Finds Nursing Home Care Lower Than Families Believe

    Investigation Finds Nursing Home Care Lower Than Families Believe
    In every nursing home throughout the country, staffing levels directly affects the quality of care residents receive. Far too many nursing homes are understaffed, under-funded, and not giving residents the comprehensive care they need.…
  • Nov 3

    Falls a Serious Threat as Population Age

    Falls a Serious Threat as Population Age
    The nursing home negligence attorneys at Pintas & Mullins law firm have decades of experience working with residents who suffer from serious or repeated falls in nursing homes. As the baby boomers age - about 10,000 Americans turn 65…
Rank this Week: 2211

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

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

http://www.nursinghomesabuseblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Nursing Home Manipulate Data For Higher Rating

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

    Short-Term Nursing Home Admission Proves Deadly for Patient

    Short-Term Nursing Home Admission Proves Deadly for Patient
    Neglect is one of the leading causes of death for nursing home residents in the United States. Nursing home staff workers have a legal obligation to provide consistent care to residents. When staff workers fail to check up on nursing home…
  • Nov 3

    Technology Promises to Reduce Medication Errors in Nursing Home

    Technology Promises to Reduce Medication Errors in Nursing Home
    One of the major issues impacting patients is medical malpractice involving medical errors. Every year, millions of patients receive the wrong medications. Patients can face increased risks when they receive the wrong medication in a nursing…
Rank this Week: 125

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: 3200

Shober & Rock Blog

Shober & Rock Blog

Covers elder law in Pennsylvania.

http://shober-rock.com/the-blog/
  • Nov 16

    IRS Cost of Living Limitations for 2015

    IRS Cost of Living Limitations for 2015
    IRS Cost of Living 2015 IRS Cost-of-Living Limitations 2014 2015 Deferral Limit for 401(k), 403(b), Salary Reduction SEPs $17,500.00 $18,000.00 SIMPLE Plan Deferral Limit $12,000.00 $12,500.00 Catch-up Limit 401(k), 403(b) (Ages 50+)…
  • Nov 14

    Social Security Benefits to Inch Up 1.7 Percent in 2015

    Social Security Benefits to Inch Up 1.7 Percent in 2015
    The nation’s elderly and disabled Social Security recipients will receive a 1.7 percent increase in payments in 2015. This is expected to raise the average monthly payment for the typical retired worker by $22. The increase is slightly…
  • Nov 13

    Elder Law Attorneys Specialize in Helping the Elderly

    Elder Law Attorneys Specialize in Helping the Elderly
    Many elderly persons rely entirely on their children, family members or other individuals to help them. This dependence upon caregivers or family members makes an older person more vulnerable to abuse and financial exploitation. Legal…
Rank this Week: 3244