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Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

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

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

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County

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

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley

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

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard
    Illinois has had a fairly mixed record as a state when it comes to the quality of care at its nursing homes, and unfortunately ranks toward the bottom of the list closer to the likes of Texas and Oklahoma. Case in point, a recent report by an…
Rank this Week: 273

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/
  • May 26

    Lisbon Arts Organization Engages Seniors to Make Street Art

    Lisbon Arts Organization Engages Seniors to Make Street Art
    Via Colossal: LATA 65 is connecting art between generational divides, matching older citizens of Lisbon with a relatively young form of art—graffiti (“lata means “can” in Portuguese). stencils and tags, ultimately incorporating their…
  • May 26

    The Effect of Rising Levels of Acuity in Rehab and Nursing Homes on M&A Activity

    The Effect of Rising Levels of Acuity in Rehab and Nursing Homes on M&A Activity
    Here is an interesting item from a recent Senior Care Investor News, published by Irving Levin & Associates: "The rise in acuity in post-acute care is certainly having its impact in the skilled nursing M&A market. Historically,…
  • May 25

    The Affordable Care Act & Medicaid Expansion

    The Affordable Care Act & Medicaid Expansion
    A new report from the AARP Public Policy Institute/Urban Institute highlights the positive impact of Medicaid expansion for the 50-64 age group. Monitoring the Impact of Health Reform on Americans Ages 50–64 notes that "[t]he Uninsured…
Rank this Week: 202

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • May 26

    What Are the Drawbacks of Probate?

    What Are the Drawbacks of Probate?
    You may have heard that one of the biggest advantages to having a comprehensive estate plan in place is that it can dramatically decrease your estate’s exposure to probate, if not avoid probate altogether. Of course, for that to be an…
  • May 25

    Trust Agreements in South Carolina: Why Should Consider Oner For Your Estate Plan

    Trust Agreements in South Carolina: Why Should Consider Oner For Your Estate Plan
    Trust Agreements in South Carolina: Why Should Consider Oner For Your Estate Plan from John Kuhn A testamentary trust is one that does not take effect until the death of the maker Trusts offer a wide range of benefits to the average person as…
  • May 22

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

    Funeral Planning in North Carolina: Why It Should be Part of Your Comprehensive Estate Plan
    Funeral Planning in North Carolina: Why It Should be Part of Your Comprehensive Estate Plan from John Kuhn People often overpay for funeral and burial services when they are forced to make decisions while grieving. Learn more about…
Rank this Week: 2948

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples and Non-Traditional Familie

    Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples and Non-Traditional Familie
    Think of the “average” American family.  Mom, Dad, and two and a half children, right?  Well, according to the most recent census data, that’s not the case.  In fact, less than half of American families are in…
  • May 19

    Don’t Lose it All: How Planning While You’re at Home Can Save Your Nestegg from the Nursing Home

    Don’t Lose it All: How Planning While You’re at Home Can Save Your Nestegg from the Nursing Home
    Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away – The Beatles’ classic song about regret rings all too true among those in a nursing home crisis. What seemed like a good idea at the time becomes a huge problem when people give gifts…
  • May 13

    AlerStallings Celebrates Elder Law Month

    AlerStallings Celebrates Elder Law Month
    It’s that time of year again! The Annual National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Conference is taking place in Orlando, Florida. AlerStallings will be well represented, as Greg Aler, Tim Stallings and Liz Durnell are in…
Rank this Week: 2743

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • May 26

    Federal Agencies Study Workplace Bullying

    Federal Agencies Study Workplace Bullying
    While federal and state laws to address workplace bullying remain elusive, the U.S. government is moving forward to address the problem. The  U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) recently placed “nonsexual…
  • May 22

    Judicial Conference: To Whom it May Concern

    Judicial Conference: To Whom it May Concern
    The evidence has been building for years that federal courts are hostile to discrimination plaintiffs, and that corporate plaintiffs fare much better than individual plaintiffs. The U.S. Courts were created under Article III of the…
  • May 20

    More Evidence Fed. Cts Hostile to Individual Plaintiff

    More Evidence Fed. Cts Hostile to Individual Plaintiff
    New evidence shows that a 2009 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that allows judges to dismiss cases based on their “common sense” has led to a sharp increase in the dismissal lawsuits filed by individuals  but virtually…
Rank this Week: 3126

Sykes Elder Blawg

Sykes Elder Blawg

Covers medicaid planning, special needs trusts and estate planning topics for Pennsylvania seniors and their families. By Andrew G. Sykes.

http://www.elderlawofpgh.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Attorney fees in probate: how do Pennsylvania lawyers charge?

    Attorney fees in probate: how do Pennsylvania lawyers charge?
    For many reasons, executors are well advised to use legal counsel to help them navigate through the probate process, look for tax savings, and make sure everything is done properly. How lawyers charge varies from state to state. This blog…
  • Apr 1

    Questions asked and answered from our last workshop!

    Questions asked and answered from our last workshop!
    I have elderly parents with modest assets. Is it possible to protect any of those assets? What is the financial impact of parents moving into my home for care? Do I have liability as their Power of Attorney? Is it possible to use Veterans…
  • Mar 20

    When is it too late to protect assets when qualifying for Medicaid?

    When is it too late to protect assets when qualifying for Medicaid?
    Quick answer: when all (or almost all) of your assets are spent down and you’re qualified for Medicaid benefits. Until that time, there are usually opportunities for some savings. Most people are aware that Medicaid provides benefits…
Rank this Week: 3392

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • May 26

    What to Do If You Were Appointed the Trustee of a Testamentary Trust

    What to Do If You Were Appointed the Trustee of a Testamentary Trust
    A testamentary trust is a common addition to a comprehensive estate plan for a variety of reasons. When any type of trust is created, a Trustee must be appointed to administer the trust and manage the trust assets. Ideally, the Maker of the…
  • May 20

    When Is an Estate Tax Return Due?

    When Is an Estate Tax Return Due?
    When an individual dies, he or she leaves behind and estate. The estate may be valuable and full of complex assets or modest and include only simple assets; however, almost everyone leaves behind some type of estate assets. It should come as…
  • May 19

    The Nursing Home Is Offering to Do a Living Will for Me. Is that O.K.?

    The Nursing Home Is Offering to Do a Living Will for Me. Is that O.K.?
    In most states in the United States, including the State of Illinois, individuals have the right to execute a living will. Each state determines what decisions may be made in a living will as well as the language and formalities required to…
Rank this Week: 3014

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • May 26

    NJ Medicaid posts guidance on Veterans Benefit income

    NJ Medicaid posts guidance on Veterans Benefit income
    MedCom No. 15-08 was issued on April 29th by the NJ Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (DMAHS) to provide instructions to applicants who receive  benefits from the Veterans Administration.  When a person applies for…
  • May 24

    New federal rating system for nursing homes could show drop in score

    New federal rating system for nursing homes could show drop in score
    On February 20th, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new rating system for nursing homes which is based on factors that go beyond self-reported data, and will reflect auditing of self reports. Staffing…
  • May 21

    HOPE for Alzheimer’s bill is pending in Congre

    HOPE for Alzheimer’s bill is pending in Congre
    Some members of Congress are taking an interest in the need to provide care planning services for patients who have Alzheimers’ dementia. This proposal could be of tremendous benefit to patients and their family caregivers. S.…
Rank this Week: 2149

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/
  • May 26

    Idaho Estate Planning - Don't Forget Your Digital Accounts in Your Estate Plan

    Idaho Estate Planning - Don't Forget Your Digital Accounts in Your Estate Plan
    Since most digital accounts require passwords for access, it is no surprise that these accounts can be almost impossible to open when their owner passes away – especially if they were not included in the owner’s estate plan.
  • May 22

    Idaho Elder Law - Long Term Care for Veterans & Their Spouse

    Idaho Elder Law - Long Term Care for Veterans & Their Spouse
    Soldier with FlagMany wartime veterans and their surviving spouses are currently receiving long-term care or will need some type of long-term care in the near future. The Veterans Administration has funds that are available to help pay for…
  • May 21

    Idaho Estate Planning - Spring Clean Your Financial Life

    Idaho Estate Planning - Spring Clean Your Financial Life
    When life gets busy it’s easy to become more passive about managing your bank accounts and credit cards by letting receipts, bills and statements pile up. Even if you regularly keep up with your finances, it can be beneficial to take a…
Rank this Week: 1256

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

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

    Groundbreaking Device Being Tested By VA May Put End to Pressure Ulcer

    Groundbreaking Device Being Tested By VA May Put End to Pressure Ulcer
    Helps detect the earliest signs of ulcer formation Pressure ulcers (commonly known as bed sores) are one of the most troublesome and painful complications for patients during a long hospital stay, but a joint project between the Department of…
  • May 25

    The History of Memorial Day

    The History of Memorial Day
    The Web site USMemorialDay.org has an interesting section on the history of Memorial Day. As we pause today to honor our veterans, the history of this day is important. This is the opening section of the Web page: Memorial Day,…
  • May 22

    White House Unveils New Plan to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

    White House Unveils New Plan to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
    The White House announced a new plan for combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria on Friday, and media coverage focused on the “aggressive” nature of the proposal and what was portrayed as the high financial cost of implementation.…
Rank this Week: 1921

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/
  • May 26

    Why Sexual Abuse Happens In Nursing Home

    Why Sexual Abuse Happens In Nursing Home
    When we think about nursing home abuse, the first things that come to mind are incidents of neglect that lead to complications such as malnourishment, dehydration and bed sores. We don’t want to imagine the possibility that our loved…
  • May 20

    What Must Be Proven To Win A Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit?

    What Must Be Proven To Win A Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit?
    Nursing home neglect cases are considered medical malpractice lawsuits. Medical malpractice lawsuits are among the most difficult a lawyer will ever handle. A nursing home negligence case requires the patient, the “plaintiff,” to…
  • May 15

    Woman’s Death Highlights Risk of Financial Fraud for Elderly

    Woman’s Death Highlights Risk of Financial Fraud for Elderly
    The death of a woman last fall at Park Pointe Village retirement community in the Rock Hill area could have been prevented, representatives of the woman’s estate say in a lawsuit. The suit charges that the death of Pauline Cook, 82,…
Rank this Week: 67

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Congress Passes ABLE Act of 2014

    Congress Passes ABLE Act of 2014
    With the media, we’re always very much aware of what the president is up to, including his departures for vacations. What we might not always hear, though, is what happens in those days prior to the latest presidential update. Such is…
  • May 21

    Medicaid Declined My Coverage

    Medicaid Declined My Coverage
    One of the more confusing aspects of Medicaid is that because it’s a state program, no two programs are ever alike. Many may read an article and realize it’s applicable in only one state. Each state has its own program, guidelines…
  • May 19

    Retirement Planning and Women

    Retirement Planning and Women
    Retirement planning means different things to different people. For women, it especially has a different sense to it. The stakes can sometimes be higher, partly because they outlive their husbands more often than not. So not only are women…
Rank this Week: 3947

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
  • May 26

    How to Protect Yourself From a Dog Bite

    How to Protect Yourself From a Dog Bite
    Millions of Americans are bitten by dogs every year. Over 300,000 of those bites will warrant a trip to the emergency room, and many of those will require reconstructive surgery. While most dogs are friendly, any dog can bite. Not…
  • May 22

    May is National Bike Month

    May is National Bike Month
    Bicycling promotes a healthy lifestyle and environment, and riding a bike can be a safe, enjoyable way to get from place to place. However, bicycling does not come without risks. As with any form of transportation, bicycling can be dangerous…
  • May 19

    May is Motorcycle Safety Month

    May is Motorcycle Safety Month
    Riding a motorcycle comes with a significant set of risks, but these risks can be lessened by utilizing safe riding practices. For starters, motorcycles are much less crashworthy than their enclosed counterparts. A motorcycle’s small…
Rank this Week: 2778

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

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

    How the Elderly Can Be Safe Driver

    How the Elderly Can Be Safe Driver
    The loss of a driver’s license can be devastating for seniors. That little plastic card has represented freedom and independence for the last 50, 60, or 70 years of their life. It is widely understood that driving abilities change as…
  • May 19

    When Your Elderly Parents Live With You

    When Your Elderly Parents Live With You
    The decision to move an elderly parent into your home can be a difficult one, both emotionally and financially. However, a consultation with an elder care attorney may put your mind at ease about many of the uncertainties. Having an elderly…
  • May 12

    What We Can Learn From Robin Williams’ Estate Problem

    What We Can Learn From Robin Williams’ Estate Problem
    When a grieving family gets hit with unwelcome surprises, things can get ugly. The loss of a loved one is painful, but the process of fighting over sentimental and valuable estate items (from mother’s favorite tea cup to her million…
Rank this Week: 2282

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

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

    Infection and Dementia

    Infection and Dementia
    A new study found one in five nursing home residents with advanced dementia harbor strains of drug-resistant bacteria and more than 10 percent of the drug-resistant bacteria are resistant to four or more antibiotic classes. The research was…
  • May 25

    CMS Requests a Refund

    CMS Requests a Refund
    The Telegraph reported that Ronnie Rollins, CEO of Macon-based Community Health Services of Georgia, was “speechless and stunned” when CMS demanded he return more than $100 million in improper payments made to his nursing…
  • May 24

    Nursing Home Ratings and Survey

    Nursing Home Ratings and Survey
    WDTN reported on the sad state of nursing homes in Ohio.  Nursing homes are supposed to be a place of care, rehabilitation, and cleanliness but many are not living up to that standard. Bev Laubert is Ohio’s Long Term care…
Rank this Week: 108

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • May 26

    Can a Trust Protect Family Wealth?

    Can a Trust Protect Family Wealth?
    The process of estate planning can involve the implementation of strategies that protect family wealth. When you first hear this statement, you may scratch your head. Why would I have to protect family wealth? Who is going to take what I have…
  • May 21

    Why Would I Want to Avoid Probate?

    Why Would I Want to Avoid Probate?
    The process of probate can come into play when you are in direct possession of property at the time of your passing. If you had no estate planning documents at all, the probate court would use intestate succession laws to determine how your…
  • May 19

    Medicaid Planning: What Can the Healthy Spouse Keep?

    Medicaid Planning: What Can the Healthy Spouse Keep?
    The Medicaid planning may seem like something that is not going to be important for you if you are going to retire with resources as a Medicare recipient. The reason why Medicaid is in fact relevant to many elders is because Medicare does not…
Rank this Week: 3002

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    Texas History – Do You Know When Women First Served as Jurors in Texas?

    Texas History – Do You Know When Women First Served as Jurors in Texas?
    On May 18, 1953, the Texas Legislature passed House Joint Resolution 16, which proposed an amendment to the Texas Constitution providing that qualification for service on a jury should “not be denied or abridged by reason of sex.”…
  • May 20

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • May 20

    How to Discuss Estate Planning with Your Parent

    How to Discuss Estate Planning with Your Parent
    Talking about financial matters with your parents is probably not easy. By the same token, talking about the inevitable death of your parents is probably not something you want to do; however, sitting down with you parents and discussing…
Rank this Week: 1879

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

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

    Probate in California: Basic Questions and Answer

    Probate in California: Basic Questions and Answer
    Probate in California: Basic Questions and Answers from Timothy Murphy After someone dies, you can begin a probate case by filing a petition with the local Superior Court clerk’s office The petition asks the court to start a new…
  • May 24

    What Is the Current State of Nursing Home Costs in California?

    What Is the Current State of Nursing Home Costs in California?
    Every person who is serious about the implementation of a plan for aging should take nursing home costs quite seriously. People often overlook the matter for two different reasons. For one, they assume that Medicare will pay for long-term…
  • May 22

    Do Elder Law Attorneys Practice in Other Areas?

    Do Elder Law Attorneys Practice in Other Areas?
    The area of elder law is a legal specialty that is quite relevant at the present time. There is an unprecedented aging of the population underway due to the fact that the baby boomers are attaining senior citizen status. Elder law attorneys…
Rank this Week: 2971

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/
  • May 26

    What Is a Self Proving Will?

    What Is a Self Proving Will?
    You could potentially use a last will as the centerpiece of your estate plan. In order for a last will to be valid in the state of California, certain conditions must be met. The person who is creating the will is called the testator. The…
  • May 21

    What Is the Look-Back Period for Medi-Cal Eligibility?

    What Is the Look-Back Period for Medi-Cal Eligibility?
    Elder care is a very pressing issue at the present time, because long-term care is very expensive. The majority of senior citizens are someday going to need living assistance, so this is something to take seriously when you are looking ahead…
  • May 19

    What Is Digital Estate Planning?

    What Is Digital Estate Planning?
    A well constructed estate plan will leave behind a turnkey situation for the surviving family members. If you want to be comprehensively prepared, you need to consider every detail. With this in mind, we will look at digital estate planning…
Rank this Week: 1873

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://yourestatematters.com/blog/
  • May 25

    Top Five Reasons to Review and Revise Your Estate Plan Now

    Top Five Reasons to Review and Revise Your Estate Plan Now
    If you already have a comprehensive estate plan in place you are ahead of the majority of the people in the United States with regard to protecting yourself, your loved ones, and your assets; however, you cannot “rest on your…
  • May 13

    Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couple

    Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couple
    Member of the LGBT community, and those who support them, know what a battle it has been (and continues to be) to try and gain the legal right to marry and share in all the numerous benefits legal marriage offers. In recent years, those…
  • May 11

    “I Just Found Out I Was Named As the Trustee of a Trust – What Should I Do?”

    “I Just Found Out I Was Named As the Trustee of a Trust – What Should I Do?”
    When a trust is created the maker of the trust must make a number of important decisions. One of the most important decisions is who to appoint as Trustee of the trust. Though it is always wise to discuss the appointment with the intended…
Rank this Week: 2992

Law Offices of Saul Kobrick, P.C.…

Law Offices of Saul Kobrick, P.C. Blog

Covers New York estate planning and elder law.

http://www.kobricklaw.com/blog/
  • May 25

    When Is a Special Needs Trust Needed?

    When Is a Special Needs Trust Needed?
    As the parent, caregiver, or extended family member of a child with special needs you undoubtedly know that providing for a special needs individual can be costly; yet, the rewards can be invaluable. Many of the financial considerations…
  • May 13

    Does a Power of Attorney Permit Me to Make Gifts to Myself?

    Does a Power of Attorney Permit Me to Make Gifts to Myself?
    If someone has appointed you as an Agent under a power of attorney, or POA, you may have a number of questions about the manner in which you use your appointment, and the authority or power that was granted to you by the Principal (person who…
  • May 11

    I Just Found Out I Am the Executor of My Deceased Uncle’s Estate. What Do I Do Now?

    I Just Found Out I Am the Executor of My Deceased Uncle’s Estate. What Do I Do Now?
    The death of a loved one is never an easy time. Even if the death was expected, a period of grief follows for those who were close to the deceased. Along with the emotional impact a death has on the family there are a number of practical and…
Rank this Week: 3017

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: 1890

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • May 25

    What Is the Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax?

    What Is the Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax?
    There are taxes on asset transfers in the United States. One of them is the generation-skipping transfer tax. This tax could potentially be levied on asset transfers to relatives who are more than one generation younger than you. It can also…
  • May 24

    What is Connecticut Qualified Domestic Trust

    What is Connecticut Qualified Domestic Trust
    What is Connecticut Qualified Domestic Trust from Barry D Horowitz The estate tax is not applicable on asset transfers between spouses You could use the unlimited marital deduction to transfer any amount of property to your spouse free of…
  • May 20

    Safely Store Important Information

    Safely Store Important Information
    The process of estate planning extends into incapacity planning is well, so it is important to see a complete picture when you are making preparations for the future. Ultimately the objective is to make sure that things are in place for your…
Rank this Week: 2939

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • May 25

    The Impact of Caregiving on Adult Children Who Care for Their Parent

    The Impact of Caregiving on Adult Children Who Care for Their Parent
    As life expectancy continues to rise and medical costs increase, many adult children who take on the responsibility of caring for their aging parents are finding themselves faced with quite a dilemma. Because many simply don’t have the…
  • May 22

    Top 3 Estate Planning Must Have

    Top 3 Estate Planning Must Have
    Regardless of a family’s financial situation and assets, estate planning is an important matter that should be addressed ahead of time. While there is a common misconception that this is reserved only for the wealthy with a laundry list…
  • May 20

    Knowing The Breakeven Point… A Must When Pre-Planning!

    Knowing The Breakeven Point… A Must When Pre-Planning!
    This week I’m sharing a blog on Medicaid from Dave Zumpano, who focuses in Medicaid planning. I’ll be sharing Medicaid blogs from Dave Zumpano monthly in this space. Now, here’s Dave’s blog: Blog Author: David J.…
Rank this Week: 3926

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • May 24

    Dangers of the Due on Transfer Clause (Part 2)

    Dangers of the Due on Transfer Clause (Part 2)
                Last week I was telling you about George’s problem.  He had transferred his home to a trust to protect it but then received a letter from the bank referring to…
  • May 17

    Dangers of the Due on Transfer Clause

    Dangers of the Due on Transfer Clause
                To follow up on the same topic of the past two weeks, transferring the home, recently we received a call from George regarding the transfer of his home to a trust.  He…
  • May 10

    Thinking about transferring your home to your children? (Part 2)

    Thinking about transferring your home to your children? (Part 2)
                Last week I told you about Jamie’s mistake.  Mom and Dad transferred their home to Jamie 7 years ago to protect it from Medicaid’s spend down…
Rank this Week: 3342

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/
  • May 24

    Fargey v. Fargey

    Fargey v. Fargey
    If you want to ensure that your child or grandchild (or any other beneficiary) will not have control over an inheritance from you until he or she attains a more mature age than nineteen, the age of majority in British Columbia, then it is…
  • May 16

    Re Beck Estate

    Re Beck Estate
    In a previous post, I wrote about the first reported case applying section 58 of the Will, Estates and Succession Act. This section allows the court to give effect to a “record, document, or writing or marking on a will or other…
  • Apr 25

    2015 Federal Budget Contains Changes to Tax Free Savings Accounts and Registered Retirement Income Fund

    2015 Federal Budget Contains Changes to Tax Free Savings Accounts and Registered Retirement Income Fund
    The 2015 Canadian Federal Government’s Budget released on April 21, 2015 does not appear to contain any changes that will have an impact on trusts or estate-planning (perhaps mercifully given the problems created by the 2014 Budget).…
Rank this Week: 621

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/
  • May 23

    Documents your 18-year-old need

    Documents your 18-year-old need
    Has your child turned 18? Then he's an adult, says the law - even if he's still on your insurance plan, even if you're paying his tuition, even if he's living in your house and you're doing his laundry. From a legal perspective, your…
  • May 22

    Documents your 18-year-old should have

    Documents your 18-year-old should have
    Has your child turned 18? Then he's an adult, says the law - even if he's still on your insurance plan, even if you're paying his tuition, even if he's living in your house and you're doing his laundry. From a legal perspective, your parental…
  • May 19

    "Still Alice" brings Alzheimer's Disease into the spotlight

    "Still Alice" brings Alzheimer's Disease into the spotlight
    I am a little late with this blog post, because there have been so many changes in the law over the past weeks that I had to tell you about first.  I offer a belated congratulations to Julianne Moore, who in late February nabbed this…
Rank this Week: 728

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/
  • May 22

    BB King estate fight could get pretty ugly

    BB King estate fight could get pretty ugly
    It seems that yet another celebrity estate is headed for court. Apparently even though legendary blues artist B.B. King has only just passed away, his children are already fighting over control of  his estate. The National Post has a story…
  • May 22

    If your spouse dies, leaves you nothing and gives it all to his kids, should you contest the will?

    If your spouse dies, leaves you nothing and gives it all to his kids, should you contest the will?
    If your spouse dies and leaves you nothing and leaves everything to his/her kids from a previous marriage, should you contest the will? What if you're unwell and can't work? This is a question I hear frequently from many readers, with a…
  • May 10

    8 steps to take if you've been widowed

    8 steps to take if you've been widowed
    Once the shock of being widowed has worn off a bit, it's time to take some steps to get your own affairs in order. It's important that you straighten out legal matters to reflect your new situation, in order to avoid issues and complications…
Rank this Week: 1063

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • May 22

    Elderly Citizens Force Cities to Reevaluate Structure

    Elderly Citizens Force Cities to Reevaluate Structure
    Most people consider elderly issues as problems with nursing homes, Medicaid, Medicare or Social Security. While these are important problems that need to be addressed with our nation's seniors, the number of elderly residents in cities is…
  • May 19

    Nursing Homes Can File for Guardianship to Collect Debt

    Nursing Homes Can File for Guardianship to Collect Debt
    Few people realize that nursing homes can file for guardianship over their elderly or disabled residents in order to collect on unpaid debts. Even fewer experts have done research on how often nursing homes initiate proceedings or track their…
  • May 15

    Study Shows Costs of Care Continue to Rise

    Study Shows Costs of Care Continue to Rise
    The annual "Cost of Care" report by Genworth Financial was released last week that shows that the cost of care for elderly seniors in the United States continues to rise. According to the survey, the median bill for a private room in a…
Rank this Week: 547

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/
  • May 21

    Nursing Home Inspection Reorganization

    Nursing Home Inspection Reorganization
    Given the sheer number of nursing home abuse complaints that have created a backlog in Southern California, it sounds like good news that state officials are hoping to change nursing home inspection and oversight duties. Indeed, according to…
  • May 14

    Elder Abuse or Medical Malpractice?

    Elder Abuse or Medical Malpractice?
    When you learn that an elderly loved one has died while in the care of a nursing home or assisted-living facility, you may suspect that she didn’t receive the proper treatment. In some cases, however, it’s difficult to discern…
  • May 5

    Proposed Legislation for RCFE Reform and Excluded Persons List

    Proposed Legislation for RCFE Reform and Excluded Persons List
    In California, elder abuse isn’t limited to nursing homes. To be sure, residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs), which are also known as assisted-living facilities, retirement homes, and board and care homes, have been cited…
Rank this Week: 1463

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/
  • May 21

    Assisted Living Facilities Must Not Expose Residents to Unnecessary Risks of Harm

    Assisted Living Facilities Must Not Expose Residents to Unnecessary Risks of Harm
    In New Jersey, Assisted Living encompasses providing various coordinated supportive personal and health services, available 24 hours per day, to residents who need those services. Its purpose is to promote resident self-direction and…
  • May 13

    New Jersey Nursing Homes Must Protect Resident Right

    New Jersey Nursing Homes Must Protect Resident Right
    Our nursing-home lawyers frequently explain that in 1976, the New Jersey Legislature expressed a broad policy and goal for protecting nursing-home resident rights. And in doing so, it empowered the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of…
  • May 4

    Yes, Nursing Homes Can Prevent Pressure Ulcers (or so-called Bedsores)

    Yes, Nursing Homes Can Prevent Pressure Ulcers (or so-called Bedsores)
    Pressure ulcers, which people sometimes call bedsores, develop when a person spends too much time in the same position while lying in bed or sitting in a chair. During that prolonged time, the person’s body weight and bones create…
Rank this Week: 1117

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/
  • May 21

    MSP vs PIP – Part 2

    MSP vs PIP – Part 2
    In April we saw our first MSP case involving a PIP carrier denying reimbursement responsibilities for medical benefits related to a covered auto accident that were paid by Medicare. [MSP RECOVERY, LLC v. PROGRESSIVE SELECT INSURANCE CO., 2015…
  • May 11

    CMS Webinar: Appeal Rights for Applicable Plan

    CMS Webinar: Appeal Rights for Applicable Plan
    On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, CMS presented a webinar on the Appeal Rights for Applicable Plans. The final rule establishing a formal appeals process for applicable plans in situations where Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery is sought directly…
  • Apr 24

    FORMAL APPEAL RIGHTS FOR CONDITIONAL PAYMENTS FOR APPLICABLE PLANS

    FORMAL APPEAL RIGHTS FOR CONDITIONAL PAYMENTS FOR APPLICABLE PLANS
    For Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) recovery demand letters issued on or after April 28, 2015 to liability insurance (including self-insurance), no-fault insurance, or a workers’ compensation entity as the debtor, these entities will now…
Rank this Week: 729

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/
  • May 20

    State Pension Can Trim Security Pay

    State Pension Can Trim Security Pay
    Question: What are the rules that regulate when your Social Security check will be reduced because you also receive a state pension? The post State Pension Can Trim Security Pay appeared first on JacksonWhite Elder Law Attorneys.
  • May 8

    Long-term Care Denials Not Permanent

    Long-term Care Denials Not Permanent
    Question: My father was hospitalized about a year ago and the hospital social worker filed an Arizona Long Term Care System application on his behalf, but ALTCS denied the application. Recently, we started looking for longterm placement for…
  • Apr 27

    Beneficiary Deed Overrides Will

    Beneficiary Deed Overrides Will
    Question: Prior to her death, my mom prepared a simple will outlining her wishes to divide her property equally between me and my siblings. When I was cleaning out her drawers, however, I found a beneficiary deed that purported to give me her…
Rank this Week: 2866

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/
  • May 20

    Nevada Standby Guardianship Law

    Nevada Standby Guardianship Law
    There is a unique area of guardianship law referred to as “standby” or “pre-need” guardianship, which allows for the special transfer of child custody in specific situations.  Each state has its own…
  • May 6

    Estate Planning After a Divorce

    Estate Planning After a Divorce
    When couples go through a divorce, emotional and financial strain is often significant.  Estate planning is probably the last thing on either person’s mind.  Nevertheless, it is very important to revisit your estate plan after…
  • Apr 21

    Keeping Distribution of an Estate Out of the Public Eye

    Keeping Distribution of an Estate Out of the Public Eye
    Often, members of the gay community are concerned about privacy when it comes to how they choose to leave their estate to, after death.  Indeed, privacy is a common concern for most clients.  Since there are so many options in…
Rank this Week: 3946

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
  • May 20

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area
    Almost every case has problems—sometimes they are analogous to bombs waiting to drop on your case. The key is whether you show them to the jury and simultaneously defuse them, or whether the opposition drops them with glee. One of the…
  • May 18

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?
    A couple gets divorced and one is ordered to pay spousal support to the other. But then the one getting support hits the lottery, inherits a lot of money, or has some other financial windfall. Is the support payer off the hook? Here’s…
  • May 15

    8 Things You Can Do to Take Your Law Career to the Next Level

    8 Things You Can Do to Take Your Law Career to the Next Level
    The following is a guest blog post by Anabella Q. Bonfa. Ms. Bonfa is a litigator with Wellman & Warren LLP and has built a reputation for handling business and partnership disputes, theft of trade secrets, and unfair competition. She…
Rank this Week: 1853

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
  • May 20

    You May Be Able To Deduct Some Estate Planning Cost

    You May Be Able To Deduct Some Estate Planning Cost
    Are estate planning costs allowed to be deducted? View image | gettyimages.com According to a column on lowellsun.com, some are. It says the IRS allows deduction of your legal fees and costs, but only if the estate planning is related to…
  • May 13

    Is Older Really Wiser?

    Is Older Really Wiser?
    Some mental facilities truly do get better with age. View image | gettyimages.com Sure, older people do tend to know more than younger people — they’ve been alive longer. They score better on vocabulary tests and do better on…
  • May 6

    Ways To Prevent Dementia

    Ways To Prevent Dementia
    There may be some things you can do to prevent dementia from setting in. View image | gettyimages.com A story on spring.org.uk lists a few simple things that you can do that improve reasoning, problem solving and mental processing speed,…
Rank this Week: 4757

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • May 20

    Compensation for Sports Injuries in Canada

    Compensation for Sports Injuries in Canada
    Hockey has long been Canada’s national sport and players at the top of their game take to the ice with the intent to win games, often aggressively playing leading to bitter scuffles and hard slams, which, despite the ample protection,…
  • May 19

    Legal Stretch: Bringing Yoga to Vic West Park for a Good Cause

    Legal Stretch: Bringing Yoga to Vic West Park for a Good Cause
    Helena Mitchell is part of the Lambert and Williams team working as a legal assistant with our lawyers – at work she brings a can-do attitude, an attention to detail, and a commitment to client satisfaction.  She is a talented…
  • May 15

    Unfair Wills in British Columbia, What are the remedies?

    Unfair Wills in British Columbia, What are the remedies?
    In British Columbia, the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (“WESA”) regulates estate distribution and planning. Among other things, WESA allows a court to examine a Will and to change the provisions of the Will to benefit certain…
Rank this Week: 2739

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • May 19

    Test Form

    Test Form
    Submit your name and email address in the box below to get access to this very important FREE REPORT!
  • Apr 27

    Basic Questions About Oklahoma Adoption

    Basic Questions About Oklahoma Adoption
    Some people are surprised to find out that Oklahoma adoptions generally fall under the provision of an Oklahoma probate court. As with other legal processes, adoptions have specific rules and procedures that must be followed. Oklahoma laws…
  • Apr 27

    Understanding Estate Planning – What is a Trustee?

    Understanding Estate Planning – What is a Trustee?
    A trustee is a person who serves a vital role in any estate plan that includes a trust. We talked about trust several times in the past, but clarifying what a trustee is, what that person’s duties might be, and how he or she will…
Rank this Week: 3929

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

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

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2220

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

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

http://www.byrdgarrett.com/blog/
  • May 19

    Supreme Court rules for plaintiffs in 401(k) case

    Supreme Court rules for plaintiffs in 401(k) case
    In a rare unanimous decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that a trustee has a continuing duty, separate and apart from the duty to exercise prudence in selecting investments at the outset, to monitor and remove imprudent trust…
  • May 13

    Taking advantage of your 401K

    Taking advantage of your 401K
    If you work for an employer who offers a 401K retirement plan or other type of pretax retirement savings plan consider yourself lucky!  It looks like many Americans are finally realizing how valuable a retirement plan can be according to…
  • May 7

    Mother’s Day Sunday May 10th

    Mother’s Day Sunday May 10th
    Our moms help us in so many different ways, it’s impossible to quantify everything that they do.  But here is a link to a story which does exactly that, and she’s entitled to a 3.7% raise this year!   We at…
Rank this Week: 3937

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • May 18

    What is an Arkansas Probate?

    What is an Arkansas Probate?
    The word “probate” comes from the Latin verb probare, which means “to try, test, prove, or examine.” (H/T to Wikipedia.) This is important for two reasons. First, it illustrates that probate, much like Latin, is…
  • Apr 3

    Putting a face to the “plain language” debate

    Putting a face to the “plain language” debate
    Lawyers should be servants. This is never easy. In fact, it’s usually pretty hard. The billed hour and the adversarial system and the looming cloud of malpractice does not naturally encourage us to be “others-centered.” We…
  • Feb 13

    Covenant Marriage Interview on KARK 4

    Covenant Marriage Interview on KARK 4
    Here’s the actual news story, which I talked about here:   And here is some additional interview footage. Some is awkward, some is good, I think. The post Covenant Marriage Interview on KARK 4 appeared first on Wilson &…
Rank this Week: 3188

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3431

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
  • May 13

    Proposed 1031 Exchange Change

    Proposed 1031 Exchange Change
    WealthManagement.com: The Fiscal Year 2016 Budget proposes a modification of like-kind exchange transactions. As in the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget, the Administration proposes to limit the amount of capital gain deferred under Section 1031 of…
  • Apr 1

    Estate Plan Privacy

    Estate Plan Privacy
    Perhaps one of the most overlooked aspects of a revocable "living" trust is the privacy that it can provide. If you're not familiar the concept of  a living trust, it is a legal document often used in estate planning, either in…
  • Mar 25

    The Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act

    The Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act
    Late last year President Obama signed the Achieving A Better Life Experience ("ABLE") Act into law. In essence, the ABLE Act can allow individuals with qualifying disabilities or their families to set aside funds for education, housing and…
Rank this Week: 1151

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyer.center/
  • May 12

    Trauma Treatment for the Elderly

    Trauma Treatment for the Elderly
    A recent study found that elderly patients admitted to hospital trauma units are increasingly likely to be discharged to nursing homes instead of inpatient rehab facilities or home. Our team of nursing home negligence lawyers examines how…
  • May 1

    A Better Option for Long-Term Care

    A Better Option for Long-Term Care
    Our team of nursing home negligence attorneys receives similar complaints by families with elderly loved ones, concerned over the true quality of care they are receiving. Families rarely see actual instances of abuse or neglect, rather…
  • Apr 21

    Extendicare Pays $38 Million for Poor Care

    Extendicare Pays $38 Million for Poor Care
    One of the country's largest nursing home chains was recently hit with a $38 million negligence and fraud settlement. This type of healthcare fraud is common in poorly-operated nursing homes throughout the country. Any evidence or suspicion…
Rank this Week: 1895

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

http://www.cheryldavid.com/blog/
  • May 12

    Estate Planning Issues for Baby Boomer

    Estate Planning Issues for Baby Boomer
    In the past couple of weeks we have looked at estate planning issues for Millennials and members of Generation X, but this week we thought we would turn our attention to the aging baby boomer generation and the estate planning concerns they…
  • May 11

    Robin Williams’s Family Fighting Over Personal Item

    Robin Williams’s Family Fighting Over Personal Item
    Following his suicide in August of 2014, we learned that Robin Williams had crafted a rather sophisticated estate plan that protected his assets well, and left directions for how he wished his property to be distributed after his death.…
  • May 6

    Free Report: North Carolina Letters of Instruction: Part2

    Free Report: North Carolina Letters of Instruction: Part2
    The effectiveness of any estate planning tool, including letters of instruction, depends entirely on your ability to make sure it matches you needs, desires, and circumstances. Topics covered in this report include: Financial Details Contact…
Rank this Week: 1988