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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/
  • Aug 31

    Basic Questions About Estate Planning – How Can I Give Fair Inheritances?

    Basic Questions About Estate Planning – How Can I Give Fair Inheritances?
    This is an article from the Law Offices of Cheryl David (http://www.cheryldavid.com/) in Greensboro, North Carolina, that we thought others may find helpful. One of the most important issues confronting people who create estate plans is the…
  • Aug 24

    Generation X Needs To Plan

    Generation X Needs To Plan
    This is an article from the Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law (http://www.norcalplanners.com/) in Roseville, California, that we thought others may find helpful. Caring for Young Children Many members of Generation…
  • Aug 18

    What Is Included in My Estate Plan?

    What Is Included in My Estate Plan?
    This is an article from the Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.A. (http://www.mrobinsonlaw.com/) in Naples, New York, that we thought others may find helpful. The ideal estate plan will vary depending on the circumstances, and there is no…
Rank this Week: 2953

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: 3080

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/
  • Aug 31

    Electing Portability

    Electing Portability
    Every person is entitled to give away a certain amount of money tax-free, either during life or at death. Under the current federal estate tax law, all US citizens are each allowed an estate tax exemption of $5,000,000 (this amount is…
  • Aug 15

    Long Term Care Insurance—Is It Right For You? (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    Long Term Care Insurance—Is It Right For You? (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    Long term care insurance (LTC insurance), unlike most health insurance plans, pays for the cost of your care when you need permanent help with activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, eating, etc.). Depending on the LTC policy, covered…
  • Jul 27

    Asset Protection Strategy – 529 Plan

    Asset Protection Strategy – 529 Plan
    By: Justin M. Kennedy, Associate Attorney Law Office of Roy W. Litherland If you are concerned that you may be sued in the future, you may want to consider ways of protecting your assets.  As a Trustor, many asset protection strategies…
Rank this Week: 824

Nursing Home Law Center

Nursing Home Law Center

Covers common problems encountered by residents and their families at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers.

https://www.nursinghomelawcenter.org/
  • Aug 31

    Illinois Nursing Complaint Anonymity Bill Threatens Patients’ Right

    Illinois Nursing Complaint Anonymity Bill Threatens Patients’ Right
    When nursing abuse victims fear for their safety due to threats and repeated abuse; their anonymity can be the difference between reporting their plight to authorities and choosing to suffer in silence. Illinois has indicated in the past that…
  • Jul 18

    Judge Goes Above and Beyond in Sentencing Nursing Home Rapist

    Judge Goes Above and Beyond in Sentencing Nursing Home Rapist
    Many sexual assault cases against the elderly go unreported, especially when the victim suffers medical conditions such as confusion, memory loss or difficulty in communicating. In many cases, the perpetrator tricks, coerces or manipulates…
  • Jul 11

    Don’t Be Lazy When Selecting a Nursing Home

    Don’t Be Lazy When Selecting a Nursing Home
    Many families face the undesired position that their loved one no longer has the ability to live on their own safely and without assistance. As a result, they are required to find a safe and loving environment and place their trust into the…
Rank this Week: 128

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
  • Aug 31

    2 Rules of Thumb for Employee Leave Request

    2 Rules of Thumb for Employee Leave Request
    There are so many federal and California laws giving employees the right to take time off work that it’s not surprising to find more than one law governing a particular employee’s leave or absence. But there are two rules of thumb…
  • Aug 29

    Using Postnups to Renegotiate a Marriage

    Using Postnups to Renegotiate a Marriage
    When a marriage hits a rocky stage, a postnuptial agreement might be just the thing to restore trust and put things back on a smoother track. Beyoncé and Jay-Z may have thought so, as they reportedly entered into a postnup after a…
  • Aug 26

    Settlement: It’s Not All About Money

    Settlement: It’s Not All About Money
    When it comes to settlement negotiations, money is usually not the entire picture. Parties generally have more than just cash to offer; it’s a question of coming up with the right combination of incentives. In his blog post for Above…
Rank this Week: 498

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    Safe Driving Planner for the Elderly

    Safe Driving Planner for the Elderly
    The Care Giver Stress site has an excellent series of videos to help family members talks with the elderly about when it’s time to hang up the car keys for good. Take a look at the videos. Here is the … Continue reading →
  • Aug 30

    Texas Nursing Homes Prescribe More Antipsychotics Than Most State

    Texas Nursing Homes Prescribe More Antipsychotics Than Most State
    An article in the Dallas Morning News was a bit disturbing. My own guess is that nursing homes in Texas are so understaffed that the patients have to be drugged in order for the employees to manage such a large … Continue reading…
  • Aug 29

    A Death After Baptism and Other Irregularities at Dallas VA Hospital

    A Death After Baptism and Other Irregularities at Dallas VA Hospital
    The Dallas Morning News ran a disturbing story yesterday about deaths and injuries at the localVA hospital. Here are the opening paragraphs: In one case, a patient died after being baptized in a spinal cord-injury pool. In…
Rank this Week: 1475

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Aug 31

    Common Mistakes in Estate Planning, Part 4 of 4

    Common Mistakes in Estate Planning, Part 4 of 4
    Here’s a secret (shhh…!): Estate planning attorneys are human. We are not perfect. Over a series of four blogs, we’ll look at some common mistakes. Are you making any of them? In earlier blogs in this series, we looked at…
  • Aug 29

    What the #$%& is a Hashtag?

    What the #$%& is a Hashtag?
    The Academy’s Girl Friday breaks down the somewhat confusing social media trend and explains their usefulness and importance in your own social media plan! Kathryn Adams Practice Building Consultant American Academy of Estate Planning…
  • Aug 26

    Reimagining Employee Benefits and Perk

    Reimagining Employee Benefits and Perk
    Recently I participated in an HR Manager Roundtable. With summer coming to an end and the fourth quarter of the year nearly upon us, open enrollment was the top topic. It got my wheels turning on employee benefits in general, and…
Rank this Week: 2620

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Aug 31

    $30 Million Verdict

    $30 Million Verdict
    WREG reported the jury’s verdict compensating the family of a neglected resident at Allenbrooke Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Memphis.  The unanimous jury decided that $30 million was fair and just to…
  • Aug 30

    Nursing Home Compare

    Nursing Home Compare
    CMS launched Nursing Home Compare in 1998, adding the Five Star Nursing Home Quality Rating System in 2008. Through the Five-Star program, CMS summarizes available data for nursing homes in a consumer-friendly format while providing…
  • Aug 29

    Medicare Rule on Arbitration Forthcoming

    Medicare Rule on Arbitration Forthcoming
    Michael Williamson of Bloomberg News reported on the forthcoming new Medicare rules on mandatory arbitration agreements in nursing home admission paperwork.  The Office of Management and Budget started reviewing the final rule, which…
Rank this Week: 372

All About Estates

All About Estates

Covers estates, trusts, tax, litigation, guardianship and elder care.

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Aug 31

    Did fraudulent concealment stop the clock?

    Did fraudulent concealment stop the clock?
    In Roulston v McKenny et al, 2016 ONSC 2377, the deceased’s ex-wife had a claim against his estate if a life insurance policy lapsed. Even though the estate trustee knew that the policy had lapsed, she withheld this information from the…
  • Aug 30

    More on Graduated Rate Estate

    More on Graduated Rate Estate
    If someone has a second will pertaining to foreign assets, and the domestic executors either do not know about this second will, or cannot deal with the foreign executors on a timely basis, would the status of the estate as a graduated rate…
  • Aug 29

    Community-based Scholarship

    Community-based Scholarship
    Establishing a scholarship, bursary or other educational award is a popular charitable purpose in estate plans of the charitably-minded.   There are two ways to create these awards: 1) establish at an educational institution; or 2)…
Rank this Week: 1402

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/
  • Aug 31

    ORANJ Shares Insights into Life Plan Communitie

    ORANJ Shares Insights into Life Plan Communitie
    As we first reported here almost a year ago, the segment of the senior living community traditionally identified as "Continuing Care Retirement Communities" or CCRCs is working on rebranding. Under the leadership of the trade…
  • Aug 30

    One Practitioner's Perspectives on "The Practice of Elder Law"

    One Practitioner's Perspectives on "The Practice of Elder Law"
    Stuart Bear, a practicing attorney and member of the Minnesota State Bar Association's Elder Law Section, has written an interesting first-person account of "The Practice of Elder Law" for a 2016 issue of the Marshall-Hamline Law…
  • Aug 29

    PACE For Profit

    PACE For Profit
    PACE programs can be a great thing for certain Medicare beneficiaries, but the popularity of PACE programs hasn't seemed to grow as much as one might think. The New York Times ran a story on August 20, 2016 about the...
Rank this Week: 740

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Aug 30

    How Often Should an Estate Plan Be Reviewed and Updated?

    How Often Should an Estate Plan Be Reviewed and Updated?
    If you have taken the time and effort to create a comprehensive estate plan you are to be congratulated. Over half of all Americans have yet to create an estate plan despite understanding the importance of doing so. Don’t stop now…
  • Aug 26

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014) – Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death was a tragedy. For his loved ones, the pain resulting from his tragic, sudden death was amplified when his long-term partner and their three children found…
  • Aug 23

    How Are Elder Law Fees Handled?

    How Are Elder Law Fees Handled?
    Elder law is a relatively new area of the law, yet there is a good chance that you will need an elder law attorney at some point in your life. You may find yourself in need of an elder law attorney or you may be the caretaker of an older…
Rank this Week: 2905

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Aug 30

    What Are Some Benefits of a Living Trust?

    What Are Some Benefits of a Living Trust?
    When you sit down to create your comprehensive estate plan your North Dakota estate planning attorney may recommend that you include a trust (or several trusts) in your estate plan. Specifically, it may be recommended that you establish a…
  • Aug 25

    Where Should You Turn to for Help with Estate Administration?

    Where Should You Turn to for Help with Estate Administration?
    If you recently lost a family member or a loved one you are undoubtedly going through a period of emotional upheaval and profound grief. If you also learned that the decedent appointed you to be the Executor of the estate, or you are planning…
  • Aug 23

    When Is a Power of Attorney the Right Choice?

    When Is a Power of Attorney the Right Choice?
    A power of attorney is, by far, one of the most commonly recognized and frequently used legal documents. A power of attorney can be a valuable addition to your comprehensive estate plan as well; however, it is not always the best option. If…
Rank this Week: 2969

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Aug 29

    Video Blog: Liability for Unsafe Premises – BC’s Occupiers Liability Act

    Video Blog: Liability for Unsafe Premises – BC’s Occupiers Liability Act
    Video Blog: Unsafe Premises, an Overview of Occupiers Liability Law in British Columbia In British Columbia the law provides that a person who is in physical possession or control over premises has duty of care to see that another person, and…
  • Aug 22

    Video Blog: Who can challenge an unfair will in BC?

    Video Blog: Who can challenge an unfair will in BC?
    BC Laws are the Most Sympathetic to the Wrongly Disinherited  Many people do not know that BC’s laws are the most sympathetic laws in all of Canada to people who have been unfairly treated in a family members Will.  Many…
  • Aug 19

    Video Blog: In a car accident while at work? WCB or ICBC?

    Video Blog: In a car accident while at work? WCB or ICBC?
    Injured in a Car Accident While Working – ICBC or WCB? If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident while working, you are likely confused about what your options are, and whether you should be making a claim through…
Rank this Week: 2373

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

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

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
  • Aug 29

    Beware New Social Security Scam & How To Avoid It

    Beware New Social Security Scam & How To Avoid It
    According to the Detroit Free Press, seniors in several states have received a notice about a “referendum on Social Security” in their mailbox from an organization called the American Service Council. The letter includes a voting…
  • Aug 15

    Update to New Social Security Online Security

    Update to New Social Security Online Security
    On July 30, 2016, Social Security began requiring new and current my Social Security account holders to sign into their account using a one-time code sent via text message. This second layer of security that requires more than a username and…
  • Aug 15

    Expert Interview Series: Sheri Abrams on Social Security Disability

    Expert Interview Series: Sheri Abrams on Social Security Disability
    Expert Interview Series: Sheri Abrams on Social Security Disability May 16, 2016 | by Kathleen Coxwell Originally published in NewRetirement.com An illness or injury can totally derail the best laid retirement plans, making it difficult or…
Rank this Week: 4405

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.aminovlaw.com
  • Aug 29

    Probating a Copy of a Lost Will in New York

    Probating a Copy of a Lost Will in New York
    In order to probate a will, i.e. to have it accepted by the Court as the decedent’s Last Will and Testament, New York States Surrogate’s Courts require the original Will to be turned over to the Court. What happens, however, if…
  • Jul 6

    Estate Planning for Young Familie

    Estate Planning for Young Familie
    Young people, including the author, tend to think they are invincible. They don’t plan on getting sick or even worse, dying. Why, then, do they need an estate plan? For the same reason that older people create them: we are all mortals…
  • Jun 16

    Removing 805 Bond Restrictions in Brooklyn Surrogate’s Court

    Removing 805 Bond Restrictions in Brooklyn Surrogate’s Court
    As an Estate Lawyer, I often get phone calls from clients who have successfully obtained letters of administration for the estate of a loved one, but can’t sell the real property or even transfer it to themselves. The reason is that…
Rank this Week: 2216

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/
  • Aug 29

    Elderly Woman Killed by Alligator after Wandering Away From Nursing Home

    Elderly Woman Killed by Alligator after Wandering Away From Nursing Home
    A 90-year-old woman died after wandering away from the nursing home facility where she lived. The South Carolina woman’s body was found in a pond near the nursing home. She had been attacked by an alligator, the first report of a fatal…
  • Aug 27

    Malnutrition Led to Death of Nursing Home Resident

    Malnutrition Led to Death of Nursing Home Resident
    Nursing homes are supposed to provide proper care to our loved ones and ensure that they are kept safe from harm. That’s why it can be so shocking to find out that your relative has suffered an injury or died as the result of inadequate…
  • Aug 25

    Woman Injured by Fall in Nursing Home Files Lawsuit

    Woman Injured by Fall in Nursing Home Files Lawsuit
    Falls are the number one cause of injuries among the elderly. According to the CDC, Centers for Disease Control, older individuals suffer serious injuries due to falls although most falls are preventable. Falls in nursing homes are certainly…
Rank this Week: 452

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Who can make burial arrangements in Florida?

    Who can make burial arrangements in Florida?
    One question the top Jacksonville elder law and estate planning attorneys often receive is who can make burial arrangements in Florida. Does it have to be the next of kin, or can any family member or interested party make funeral…
  • Aug 18

    Ponte Vedra Trust Lawyer Interview

    Ponte Vedra Trust Lawyer Interview
    I have recently become acquainted with a bank who does business very different than traditional banks.  As we do Trust funding for many of our estate planning, elder law, and asset protection packages, we have the opportunity to interact…
  • Jul 11

    How to Correct a Death Certificate in Florida

    How to Correct a Death Certificate in Florida
    Correcting a Death Certificate in Florida We often receive calls about how to correct a Florida Death Certificate in relation to filing a Probate case in Florida. Correcting a Florida Death certificate is done through Florida Vital Statistics…
Rank this Week: 484

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/
  • Aug 29

    Testators can't ask the impossible or illegal in their will

    Testators can't ask the impossible or illegal in their will
    Did you know that you do not have the right to put absolutely anything you want in your will? We all know that there are certain people that you cannot leave out of your will without a huge risk of your will being contested, but did you know…
  • Aug 26

    Reynolds painting accepted in lieu of 4.7 million inheritance tax

    Reynolds painting accepted in lieu of 4.7 million inheritance tax
    In Canada, we don't have inheritance tax. We can inherit any amount from our parents and not pay tax on it. This is not the case in other countries. For example, in the U.K. there is such a tax, and for families with huge estates the tax bill…
  • Aug 25

    More interesting links added

    More interesting links added
    I often spruce up the "Interesting Links" section of this blog, taking down anything that's outdated and adding new things I've found. Today I added links to: probate forms for Nova Scotia  probate forms for PEI PEI Registry of…
Rank this Week: 1246

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Preventing Alzheimer’

    Preventing Alzheimer’
    More and more medical research is appearing which links simple lifestyle changes to preventing cognitive decline.  A recent article in the August 22, 2016 issue of Time Magazine highlights research by a Virginia neurologist, Dr. Majid…
  • Aug 16

    Tug of War Over Dead Body?!

    Tug of War Over Dead Body?!
    The Florida Legislature recently has answered the emotional question of how a dispute of over a person’s cremated remains is to be split resolved.  Two years ago, there was a court case involving a dispute between two divorced…
  • Jul 28

    Pokemon Go – Gotta Collect It All?

    Pokemon Go – Gotta Collect It All?
    By: Alexa Taylor I was recently out to dinner, waiting on a table, when another customer bumped into me accidentally and replied, “Oh I am so sorry, I was just trying to catch a Pokemon.” Has this happened to you yet? If not,…
Rank this Week: 3017

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

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

    Choose Your Fiduciary Wisely: Tips for Selecting the Right Person for the Job

    Choose Your Fiduciary Wisely: Tips for Selecting the Right Person for the Job
    One of the most important decisions you will face while creating your estate plan is choosing the fiduciaries. There is not just one person whom you will select. Instead, you will select a person for each role that needs to be filled. This…
  • Aug 27

    Guardianship for Incapacitated People in New York – What is the Process?

    Guardianship for Incapacitated People in New York – What is the Process?
    Under New York’s Mental Hygiene Law, Article 81, the courts are authorized to appoint a guardian to manage a person’s financial affairs if he or she cannot manage those affairs for him or herself, due to being mentally…
  • Aug 19

    What Does Bequest Mean?

    What Does Bequest Mean?
    When you are drafting an estate plan, there will be plenty of terms thrown around that you may not fully understand. It is important that you do your own due diligence to research these terms and, if ever you are not sure, ask your estate…
Rank this Week: 2102

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
  • Aug 29

    Why Did Pedestrian Fatalities Increase in 2015?

    Why Did Pedestrian Fatalities Increase in 2015?
    Reports released earlier this year by the Governors Highway Safety Association has brought up an alarming number of issues regarding pedestrian fatalities. In 2015, it was a horrific year for pedestrians – with fatal car and truck…
  • Aug 26

    Can You Sue for Punitive Damages in a Nursing Home Injury Case?

    Can You Sue for Punitive Damages in a Nursing Home Injury Case?
    Nursing home injuries are increasingly common in the United States, and one of the most grotesque forms of abuse and neglect. Whether it is yourself or a loved one who has been injured, you do have rights under the law. After an injury or…
  • Aug 22

    The New Britax Car Seat Recall: What if My Child Was Injured?

    The New Britax Car Seat Recall: What if My Child Was Injured?
    Car seat recalls are issued out of precaution – and sometimes, no real injuries have occurred. But, there are times when the risks associated with those recalls are common – and a child could suffer serious injury. The Britax car…
Rank this Week: 2782

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: 2157

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/
  • Aug 27

    Courthouse in Akko, Isreal

    Courthouse in Akko, Isreal
    My friend and colleague Gerry Laarakker sent these photographs of the courthouse in Akko, Israel to me.
  • Aug 21

    Canadian Bar Association Resolutions relating to Medical Assistance in Dying

    Canadian Bar Association Resolutions relating to Medical Assistance in Dying
    Last week, I attended the Canadian Bar Association National Counsel Meeting where the Canadian Bar Association passed three resolutions related to the Supreme Court of Canada deciison in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 5, and…
  • Aug 7

    Amendments to Strata Property Act Facilitating Termination of Strata Corporations in Effect

    Amendments to Strata Property Act Facilitating Termination of Strata Corporations in Effect
    It is now easier to terminate a strata corporation in British Columbia. The Strata Property Act used to require the consent of all of the owners to terminate a strata corporation (although the court could allow termination with less than…
Rank this Week: 1936

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/
  • Aug 26

    MSA Company Not Liable for Underfunding MSA

    MSA Company Not Liable for Underfunding MSA
    All these years later and Mr. Bindrum is still mad about his 2008 settlement with AIG. Today an unpublished opinion was reported out of the State of Vermont that shows that after his unsuccessful suit against AIG in federal court for…
  • Aug 12

    Possible furloughs for the Social Security Administration in the future?

    Possible furloughs for the Social Security Administration in the future?
    There’s been talk and chatter about the possibility of Social Security Offices and staff being furloughed in the near future.  Nearly three years ago, in 2013, we experienced the government shut down, and extreme delays in the…
  • Aug 12

    Possible furloughs for the Social Security Administration in the future?

    Possible furloughs for the Social Security Administration in the future?
    There’s been talk and chatter about the possibility of Social Security Offices and staff being furloughed in the near future.  Nearly three years ago, in 2013, we experienced the government shut down, and extreme delays in the…
Rank this Week: 450

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/
  • Aug 26

    Home Upgrades to Help Aging in Place

    Home Upgrades to Help Aging in Place
    Many individuals want to stay in their home through old age. Frequently, our clients are concerned that their home is a poor place to age in place because it is two-story, split-level, or simply old. Also, many are unwilling to move to a new…
  • Aug 24

    Address these essential elements of retirement planning

    Address these essential elements of retirement planning
    During your retirement years, you may expect to receive Social Security payments. A few people may also receive payments from public or private pension plans. However, it is best not to rely on such sources to provide a sufficient amount of…
  • Aug 22

    Department of Defense Rolls Out a New Retirement Plan

    Department of Defense Rolls Out a New Retirement Plan
    The Department of Defense has unveiled a new retirement plan that will go into effect on January 1, 2018. The new “blended” plan will not impact a majority of the currently enlisted members, but will present a complex financial…
Rank this Week: 2201

Law Offices of Richard B.…

Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.rbsllc.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    The Non-Marital Child

    The Non-Marital Child
    A child born out of wedlock has the same rights to inherit from his/her natural father as does one born in wedlock; provided the father acknowledged his paternity in a writing signed by him during the lifetime of the child (ORS 112.105).
  • Aug 19

    The Adopted Child

    The Adopted Child
    An adopted child has the same right to inherit property from his adoptive parents and relatives under the Laws of Intestate Succession as does a natural child.  The adopted child has no right to inherit from his natural parents, with the…
  • Mar 31

    The Surrogate Parent Contract

    The Surrogate Parent Contract
    The Surrogate Parent Contract A Surrogate Parent Contract is an agreement, usually between a married couple (the intended parents) and a woman (the gestational or Surrogate mother), in which the woman agrees to be the birth mother of a child…
Rank this Week: 682

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

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

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
Rank this Week: 1549

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/
  • Aug 24

    Elder Abuse Risks for Dementia Patient

    Elder Abuse Risks for Dementia Patient
    We often read news stories about nursing home abuse and dementia patients, but are elders who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia at greater risk of elder abuse? According to a fact sheet from the University of…
  • Aug 19

    $75,000 California Nursing Home Neglect Fine

    $75,000 California Nursing Home Neglect Fine
    How often does the California Department of Public Health fine nursing homes and assisted-living facilities for elderly patient injuries and deaths? When facilities do receive significant fines as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect,…
  • Aug 12

    Revisiting Arbitration Agreements in Nursing Home

    Revisiting Arbitration Agreements in Nursing Home
    For more than a year, mandatory arbitration agreements have been illegal in California nursing homes. Instead, patients at facilities in San Diego can only be asked to sign voluntary binding arbitration agreements. Over the last year, the…
Rank this Week: 1733

J.M. Reinan, P.C. Blog

J.M. Reinan, P.C. Blog

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

http://reinanlaw.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 23

    COURT OF APPEALS AFFIRMS DISMISSAL OF DEFAMATION SUIT

    COURT OF APPEALS AFFIRMS DISMISSAL OF DEFAMATION SUIT
    The Colorado Court of Appeals recently issued an order affirming the District Court’s dismissal of a suit brought by Tamea Sisco and Aminokit against the Law Offices of J.M. Reinan and Jerome Reinan. The suit...
  • Jun 27

    J Reinan and Crew Finish 2016 Great Race, Receive ‘Best Race Car’ Award

    J Reinan and Crew Finish 2016 Great Race, Receive ‘Best Race Car’ Award
    Participants crossed the finish line of the 2016 Great Race in Moline, IL, including our very own J Reinan. Not only did they have a blast this year, J’s team and ride – a 1918...
  • Jun 17

    Ready, Set . . . Great Race!

    Ready, Set . . . Great Race!
    J Reinan is participating in the Hemmings Motor News Great Race for the fourth consecutive year, and has arrived in San Francisco for the launch of the 2016 festivities and journey. Click here to read...
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New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

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

    New York Medicaid Law – Pooled Trust

    New York Medicaid Law – Pooled Trust
    Pooled Trusts Eligibility Pooled Trusts are a type of trust applicable to those individuals who are seeking public assistance benefits, such as Medicaid, to become eligible financially by setting aside funds in a trust for additional needs.…
  • Aug 18

    The Housing Issue and The Elderly

    The Housing Issue and The Elderly
    There are many factors that go into maintaining a budget in a family while also trying to save for the future. For Americans, the cost of maintaining a household has gotten continuously more expensive; the average cost of raising a child born…
  • Aug 15

    Common Estate Planning Mistake

    Common Estate Planning Mistake
    Planning how your assets are going to be distributed and for your health care needs is an important tool all adults, not just elders should utilize. However, over 60% of Americans have not made a basic will. There are many misconceptions…
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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/
  • Aug 21

    Nursing Home Staff Arrested For Failing to Provide Care to 94 Year-Old Resident

    Nursing Home Staff Arrested For Failing to Provide Care to 94 Year-Old Resident
    Four nursing home staff members were arrested for neglecting to provide care to a 94-year old resident at Focus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Cooperstown, NY. The elderly female resident was diagnosed with a 4cm x 2cm pressure sore after…
  • Aug 21

    Nursing Home Counselor Arrested for Alleged Sexual Abuse

    Nursing Home Counselor Arrested for Alleged Sexual Abuse
    New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced the arrest of nursing home counselor, Jack Stanley, for alleged sexual abuse of 2 residents at the Northeast Center for Special Care. Both residents involved suffer from traumatic…
  • Aug 18

    CMS Cracks Down on Social Media Misuse in Nursing Home

    CMS Cracks Down on Social Media Misuse in Nursing Home
    A report published by ProPublica, a non-profit investigative newsroom journal, showed a spike in cases of elder abuse and invasion of privacy in nursing homes on social media. Twelve incidents were investigated within the first 7 months of…
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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/
  • Aug 19

    Ensure your long-term care insurance doesn't lapse because of an oversight

    Ensure your long-term care insurance doesn't lapse because of an oversight
    If you have a long-term care insurance policy, you've made a significant financial investment. Paying those premiums can help preserve your assets, prevent your family from going broke, and provide you and your loved ones with a sense of…
  • Aug 19

    Don't let a mistake terminate your long-term care policy!

    Don't let a mistake terminate your long-term care policy!
    If you have a long-term care insurance policy, you've made a significant financial investment. Paying those premiums will help preserve your assets, prevent your family from losing everything, and provide you and your loved ones with a sense…
  • Aug 12

    Annual gift tax exclusion: who does it impact?

    Annual gift tax exclusion: who does it impact?
    The annual gift tax exclusion is widely misunderstood. Many people believe that for tax purposes they must stay under the exclusion limit. In fact, for the vast majority of people, the annual exclusion - currently $14,000 - effectively has no…
Rank this Week: 4619

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: 3316

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/
  • Aug 12

    What Is A Gun Trust And Why Do I Need One

    What Is A Gun Trust And Why Do I Need One
    What Is A Gun Trust And Why Do I Need One from Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd.  A gun trust can be beneficial in handling the inheritance of certain types of weapons, especially those that are governed by federal and state regulations.…
  • Aug 10

    Provisions for Guardianship Nevada Parents Need to Have

    Provisions for Guardianship Nevada Parents Need to Have
    If you have any children under the age of 18, it is important that you at least have a Last Will and Testament (“Will”), including provisions regarding guardianship of your children, should anything happen to you.  Legal…
  • Aug 1

    What You Should Know about an Irrevocable Trust

    What You Should Know about an Irrevocable Trust
    There are many types of estate planning tools, including various types of trusts.  Irrevocable trusts are different from revocable ones.  To be “irrevocable” means to be immune to change.  So, by design, an…
Rank this Week: 2506

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://blog.finkrosnerershow-levenberg.com/
  • Aug 12

    Behavioral Therapy Techniques Show Promise for Alzheimers’ Patient

    Behavioral Therapy Techniques Show Promise for Alzheimers’ Patient
    If you are caring for a person with Alzheimers’ dementia, you are probably seeing a number of behavioral changes that are difficult to understand and challenging to respond to. These are sometimes called “neuropsychiatric…
  • Aug 9

    Medicaid applicant gets penalty period for cash transaction

    Medicaid applicant gets penalty period for cash transaction
    Followers of this blog know that if a person applies for Medicaid to pay for nursing home care (or assisted living or home care), they have to provide five years’ of financial records and prove to the agency just what … Continue…
  • Jul 20

    When the caregiving ends, new problems to tackle as Executor

    When the caregiving ends, new problems to tackle as Executor
    In our legal practice, we advise  many family caregivers who are managing and supporting the lives of their frail loved ones, and  we also advise executors in the administration of estates. Very often, the person who was our client…
Rank this Week: 2566

North Carolina Trusts and Estates…

North Carolina Trusts and Estates Litigation

A discussion of trusts and estates litigation in North Carolina. By Evan Lohr.

https://ncestatelitigation.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2483

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
  • Aug 3

    Treasury Issues Proposed Regulations to Restrict Minority Discount

    Treasury Issues Proposed Regulations to Restrict Minority Discount
    Jonathan G. Blattmachr and Mitchell M. Gans for WealthManagement.com regarding proposed regulations promulgated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, which could substantially reduce or eliminate minority discounts often associated with…
  • Jul 18

    Prince Estate: The Importance Of Having A Will

    Prince Estate: The Importance Of Having A Will
    Gary Borofsky in Forbes about Prince's estate plan, err, lack thereof: The untimely death of the music icon is exposing the role tax planning plays in an overall estate plan. By creating a comprehensive plan, a high net worth individual…
  • May 26

    Before You Travel This Summer, Don’t Forget These 5 Estate Planning Must Do

    Before You Travel This Summer, Don’t Forget These 5 Estate Planning Must Do
    It’s travel season! Whether you’re planning to dip your toes in the sand and surf, or ride the newest attractions at your favorite amusement park, you’re ready to hit the road (or the skies) and get out of town! Before you…
Rank this Week: 1120

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Aug 2

    Taxpayers Subsidize Age Discrimination by Fed

    Taxpayers Subsidize Age Discrimination by Fed
    It is ironic that our nation’s largest employer, the U.S. government, is one of the worst offenders with respect to age discrimination in hiring. President Barack Obama in 2010 unilaterally signed an executive order that allows federal…
  • Jul 29

    Rough Justice? Case Filed a Day Late

    Rough Justice? Case Filed a Day Late
    What a difference a day makes. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Ohio recently upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by an IRS criminal investigator in 2012 who charged he was denied several promotions because he is a white…
  • Jul 27

    Roadmap to Stop Harassment in the Workplace

    Roadmap to Stop Harassment in the Workplace
    In the wake of the controversy surrounding Fox CEO Roger Ailes, it is worth reviewing how to handle the problem of  harassment in the workplace. Ailes, 76,was recently forced out of his position at the television network that he helped…
Rank this Week: 2138

Aging & Law in West Virginia

Aging & Law in West Virginia

Features a case of the week. By West Virginia Senior Legal Aid.

http://seniorlegalaid.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    Assistive Technology grants for individuals, apply by October 1

    Assistive Technology grants for individuals, apply by October 1
    Do you or your family member need assistive technology and do not know where to turn? PATHS, the Partnerships in Assistive TecHnologieS, is a non-profit group dedicated to increasing awareness about and access to assistive technology (AT). …
  • Jul 21

    WV Flood victims: Disaster-SNAP benefits available, apply BY JULY 31

    WV Flood victims: Disaster-SNAP benefits available, apply BY JULY 31
    The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) announced on July 20, 2016 that residents who lived or worked in Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers and Webster…
  • Jul 5

    WV flood victims: you may be able to get your June SNAP benefits replaced, extension granted

    WV flood victims: you may be able to get your June SNAP benefits replaced, extension granted
    DHHR Announces Extended Reporting Period for SNAP Replacement 7/1/2016 The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) Cabinet Secretary Karen L. Bowling today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) granted a…
Rank this Week: 2502

Vandrew Law Blog

Vandrew Law Blog

Covers asset protection, estate planning, tax law, and small business law.

http://vandrew.com/
  • Jul 21

    IRAs & 401(k)s Holding Bitcoin Directly: Step-by-Step Guide to Avoiding Prohibited Transaction Trap

    IRAs & 401(k)s Holding Bitcoin Directly: Step-by-Step Guide to Avoiding Prohibited Transaction Trap
    Practicing in estate planning, wills, and trusts, I’m often called upon to help my clients with their IRAs, Roth IRAs, 401(k)s, and other retirement accounts. As I write this, yields in many traditional retirement investments are at all…
  • Jul 12

    Estate Planning Traps & Bitcoin: 5 Things Bitcoin Holders Must Do Today

    Estate Planning Traps & Bitcoin: 5 Things Bitcoin Holders Must Do Today
    When it comes to estate planning, very little has been mentioned about bitcoin. While bitcoin is subject to wills and revocable living trusts like any other asset, there are some special considerations. Most seasoned holders of bitcoin are…
  • Jun 3

    6 Things You Can Do Right Now To Live Richer and Leave More for Your Loved One

    6 Things You Can Do Right Now To Live Richer and Leave More for Your Loved One
    When talking about estate planning, we often get all twisted up in the mechanisms (revocable living trusts, wills, death taxes, etc.). We then lose sight of the bigger picture, which is how to live more richly with the time we do have. When I…
Rank this Week: 3212

Law Office of Robert L. Boydstun…

Law Office of Robert L. Boydstun Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, guardianships, disability and elder law.

http://www.boydstunlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 14

    What Is Undue Influence?

    What Is Undue Influence?
    Saying that there has been "undue influence" is often used as a reason to contest a will or estate plan, but what does it mean? The post What Is Undue Influence? appeared first on Boydstun.
  • Jun 27

    Most Caregivers Are Now Entitled to Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay

    Most Caregivers Are Now Entitled to Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay
    Become familiar with the federal government's rules regarding minimum wage and overtime protections for home health care workers. The post Most Caregivers Are Now Entitled to Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay appeared first on Boydstun.
  • Jun 21

    Beware of Non-Lawyers Offering Medicaid Planning Advice

    Beware of Non-Lawyers Offering Medicaid Planning Advice
    In recent years a number of non-lawyers have started businesses offering Medicaid planning services to seniors. While using one of these services may be cheaper than hiring a lawyer, the overall costs may be far greater. The post Beware of…
Rank this Week: 2950

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Jul 6

    Medi-Cal Estate Recovery is changing. Is it for the better?

    Medi-Cal Estate Recovery is changing. Is it for the better?
    On June 27, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that limits the state's seizure of assets from the estates of low-income residents ages 55 to 64. This is a good thing.  But note that while this is a...
  • May 2

    Prince and Estate Planning -- What We Can Learn

    Prince and Estate Planning -- What We Can Learn
    Prince and Estate Planning -- What We Can Learn Prince passed away without any estate planning done. No trust or will. $300 million dollar estate. We wanted to share this article with you from Forbes.com because whether you have $300...
  • Apr 15

    Ways You Can Lose Your Estate

    Ways You Can Lose Your Estate
    You already know how you want your assets distributed and you have even discussed it with your heirs, but discussing it doesn't make it legal. If you don't create an estate plan, your heirs are free to do what they...
Rank this Week: 2948

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
  • Jun 29

    Four Documents You Must Have

    Four Documents You Must Have
    What ideas should you be familiar with when going to see an estate planning attorney? An article on cincinnati.com says there are four things you should know a little about before your first meeting with your estate planning attorney. They…
  • Jun 22

    Estate Planning Mistakes By Celebritie

    Estate Planning Mistakes By Celebritie
    Celebrities continue to make huge mistakes where estate planning is concerned. A story on insurancenewsnet.com examines a number of cases where celebrities failed to do the right thing where estate planning was concerned. Among the…
  • Jun 15

    Working Daughters Face Special Crisi

    Working Daughters Face Special Crisi
    Working moms have it rough, but there are resources available to them to navigate the choppy seas. An article in The Atlantic says working daughters have few such resources. There are 44 million unpaid eldercare providers in the United…
Rank this Week: 4518

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiaelderabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Nursing Home Residents Labeled as “Difficult” are Regularly Targeted for Abuse and Eviction

    Nursing Home Residents Labeled as “Difficult” are Regularly Targeted for Abuse and Eviction
    According to a recent report from the Associated Press, elderly residents of nursing homes who are considered to be challenging to care for are often targeted for eviction, and sometimes abuse. Those advocating on behalf of elderly nursing…
  • Jun 12

    Elder Neglect: Poor Nutrition in San Diego Nursing Home

    Elder Neglect: Poor Nutrition in San Diego Nursing Home
    Nursing homes in San Diego have a legal responsibility to ensure that residents are properly nourished. Nursing home staff must monitor residents during mealtime to ensure that all residents are being properly fed. Likewise, failure to…
  • Jun 12

    Elder Neglect: Poor Nutrition in San Diego Nursing Home

    Elder Neglect: Poor Nutrition in San Diego Nursing Home
    Nursing homes in San Diego have a legal responsibility to ensure that residents are properly nourished. Nursing home staff must monitor residents during mealtime to ensure that all residents are being properly fed. Likewise, failure to…
Rank this Week: 3142

Potter Law Firm Blog

Potter Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.potterestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Jun 24

    Bad News for Social Security Recipient

    Bad News for Social Security Recipient
    Misconceptions abound when it comes to retirement programs for senior citizens. Before you look into the subject, you may believe that a comfortable retirement is waiting for you. Medicare will cover all health needs and income from…
  • Jun 22

    Legacy Planning: Things Money Can’t Buy

    Legacy Planning: Things Money Can’t Buy
    Legacy planning is a form of estate planning that can mean more than money on a number of different levels. Obviously, we all need financial resources, and you make sure that your loved ones receive their inheritances in the ideal manner when…
  • Jun 20

    Wills and Trusts: Understand the Difference

    Wills and Trusts: Understand the Difference
    There are people who make assumptions about estate planning documents. One of them is the notion that wills and trusts are pretty much the same thing. The idea is that a trust is just a fancy will that costs more money to create, but there is…
Rank this Week: 2972