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Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Sep 15

    Five Estate Planning Lessons from Frozen

    Five Estate Planning Lessons from Frozen
    Over the weekend my family and I watched Frozen at Movies in the Park. Frozen is Disney’s reinterpretation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ice Queen fairy tale.  As I watched the movie for the umpteenth…
  • Jul 31

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning
    In the Oscar-winning 1979 documentary “Best Boy,” director Ira Wohl spent three years filming the life and times of his middle-aged cousin, a New York City man with a developmental disability everyone called Philly, although his…
  • Jul 31

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning
    In the Oscar-winning 1979 documentary “Best Boy,” director Ira Wohl spent three years filming the life and times of his middle-aged cousin, a New York City man with a developmental disability everyone called Philly, although his…
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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/
  • Sep 15

    Senior Legal Aid's Greatest Hit

    Senior Legal Aid's Greatest Hit
    We've served over 12,000 senior West Virginians over the past 15+ years. We've gotten questions about a broad variety of civil legal issues: consumer, healthcare, landlord/tenant, home ownership, family law, planning for incapacity,…
  • Aug 15

    Happy 10th Birthday, Aging & Law in WV Blawg!

    Happy 10th Birthday, Aging & Law in WV Blawg!
    Make a wish, blow out the candles, we've reached the double digits! It's hard to believe it's been 10 years that we've had this blawg going, but here we are. Looking forward to the next 10! Thank you to every reader, and special thanks to our…
  • Aug 14

    WVSLA celebrates Rainbow Pride Week!

    WVSLA celebrates Rainbow Pride Week!
    This year's theme is "All Together Now. . ." a recognition that no matter how diverse our communities are, when it comes to things like equality, love, and understanding, we speak with a united voice. In our state capital there are…
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Cooper Elder Law

Cooper Elder Law

Covers Ohio estate planning, nursing home protection and qualifying for veterans benefits. By Thom L. Cooper Company, LPA.

http://cooperelderlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Sep 15

    Cooper certified as elder law specialist

    Cooper certified as elder law specialist
    COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) announced that 19 attorneys have been certified as legal specialists in elder law. The Supreme Court Commission on Certification of Attorneys as Specialists accredited the OSBA to certify…
  • Aug 12

    How a Trust Affects Your Ohio Homestead Exemption

    How a Trust Affects Your Ohio Homestead Exemption
    By Tricia Applegate Do I still qualify for the Homestead Exemption if my home is in a Trust? The short answer is yes, with a few provisions. The State of Ohio states: You are eligible for the homestead exemption if all of the following are…
  • Aug 11

    What is HIPAA?

    What is HIPAA?
    By: JM Megail Gaumer HIPAA stands for “Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act”. The law was adopted in 1996 to, among many other complicated provisions, protect patients' personal information (a.k.a. protected…
Rank this Week: 1304

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Sep 15

    Inheritance Assumptions May Not Be Wise

    Inheritance Assumptions May Not Be Wise
    Of course nobody wants to see their parents or grandparents pass away, and when this takes place it can be emotionally devastating. That being stated, everyone does pass away. As a result it would be disingenuous to suggest that people do not…
  • Sep 12

    Three Things a Revocable Living Trust Won’t Accomplish

    Three Things a Revocable Living Trust Won’t Accomplish
    Revocable living trusts are largely utilized to enable probate avoidance. Probate is a legal process, and it takes place under the auspices of the probate court. People often times try to avoid this process because it is time-consuming, it…
  • Sep 10

    Preparing for an Initial Estate Planning Consultation

    Preparing for an Initial Estate Planning Consultation
    Okay, so you have finally taken the plunge. You have put the procrastination behind you, picked up the phone, and set up an initial consultation with an estate planning attorney to put an estate plan in place reflecting your current wishes.…
Rank this Week: 2602

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/
  • Sep 15

    Doctors Need to Know: Who is the Decision-Maker?

    Doctors Need to Know: Who is the Decision-Maker?
    Not only is it important to properly plan and have Power of Attorney documents in place, but it is just as important to make sure all the right parties know of their existence.
  • Sep 12

    Estate Tax Liabilities and Life Insurance

    Estate Tax Liabilities and Life Insurance
    Life Insurance can be a useful tool to deal with estate tax liabilities or balancing ones estate among beneficiaries if properly utilized.
  • Sep 10

    Short-Term and Long-Term Plans for Business Succession

    Short-Term and Long-Term Plans for Business Succession
    Business succession planning requires planning a person to think about and implement a plan for the present and the future.
Rank this Week: 3608

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
  • Sep 15

    Turn Legalese into Plain English

    Turn Legalese into Plain English
    A contract shouldn’t require a Latin-English dictionary to understand it! In fact, there’s generally no reason to use Latin terms or formal legal language (legalese) at all. Use plain English to be sure the contracts and other…
  • Sep 12

    5 Tips to Make the Most of Requests for Admission

    5 Tips to Make the Most of Requests for Admission
    Requests for admission are very valuable yet underutilized tools. They’re one of the best techniques to create admissible evidence for summary judgment and trial—make good use of them! With requests for admission, you can take an…
  • Sep 10

    You Don’t Own Me—Is it Employer or Employee Social Media Content?

    You Don’t Own Me—Is it Employer or Employee Social Media Content?
    The following is a guest blog post by Olga Savage of Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau in Redwood City. Olga primarily represents employers in labor and employment law matters. Many employers have implemented employment contracts and policies…
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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/
  • Sep 15

    Idaho Elder Law - Advice For Grandparents On Gifting

    Idaho Elder Law - Advice For Grandparents On Gifting
    Helping out family members is to be encouraged, but can raise a number of legal issues involving taxes and eligibility for public benefits, as well as questions of fairness among family members. Here are six issues grandparents should…
  • Sep 12

    Idaho Elder Law - Paying For Assisted Living

    Idaho Elder Law - Paying For Assisted Living
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has assistance programs that can help to pay for care for older veterans who served during wartime (but not necessarily actual combat). Assistance is also available to widowed spouses of wartime…
  • Sep 11

    Idaho Estate Planning - Distribute An Inheritance or Create a Trust?

    Idaho Estate Planning - Distribute An Inheritance or Create a Trust?
    Inheriting in trust can mean a lot of different things, but usually comes with benefits that are not available otherwise. Consider establishing an estate plan so your beneficiaries can inherit in trust.
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Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 15

    Consumers Warned of Potential Contamination From Dallas Compounding Pharmacy

    Consumers Warned of Potential Contamination From Dallas Compounding Pharmacy
    The Wall Street Journal reports the FDA has warned healthcare providers and consumers for the third time in over a year against ordering medications from NuVision Pharmacy, a Dallas-based compounding pharmacy, over concerns its products may…
  • Sep 12

    Tobacco Industry May Feel Pressed to Join E-Cigarette Flavor Race

    Tobacco Industry May Feel Pressed to Join E-Cigarette Flavor Race
    On the front of its Business Day section, the New York Times reports that flavors such as “Twista Lime, Kauai Kolada, Caribbean Chill, Mintrigue,” banned in 2009 in cigarettes, “look like plain vanilla compared…
  • Sep 11

    What to Do If You Are Injured by a Drunk Driver

    What to Do If You Are Injured by a Drunk Driver
    Image Source: Flickr Car accidents can be scary and disorienting, especially if you sustain an injury. Unfortunately, drunk driving accidents are all too common. Drunk driving-related accidents make up one third of all car accidents in the…
Rank this Week: 855

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

http://www.cheryldavid.com/blog/
  • Sep 15

    Your Estate Plan Will Change as You Age – Part 2

    Your Estate Plan Will Change as You Age – Part 2
    Last week we looked at how the average North Carolina estate plan will change over time. This week we are going to continue our exploration of the common changes that take place with your plan as you age by looking at additional issues that…
  • Sep 7

    Probate Terms in North Carolina

    Probate Terms in North Carolina
    A lot of clients come to our office because they have questions or concerns about probate terms in North Carolina. Though many of the horror stories people have heard about probate are wildly overblown, there are serious issues with which you…
  • Sep 3

    Basic Estate Planning Questions – What is a Revocable Living Trust?

    Basic Estate Planning Questions – What is a Revocable Living Trust?
    In today’s entry in our ongoing series on basic estate planning questions, we are going to ask what is a revocable living trust. A common part of many estate plans, revocable living trusts have become increasingly popular in recent…
Rank this Week: 3809

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Sep 15

    Myth: “Medicaid doesn’t count the annual exclusion gifts”

    Myth: “Medicaid doesn’t count the annual exclusion gifts”
    A few days ago I met with a new client whose elderly relative had given out $12,000 gifts per person to a set of favorite relatives about 4 years ago because someone at the bank told her that if the … Continue reading →  A…
  • Sep 14

    Caregiver Child Payments under Medicaid and VA Pension

    Caregiver Child Payments under Medicaid and VA Pension
    In the realm of elder care, a child who resides in their parent’s home and provides the care, assistance and supervision needed to enable the parent to remain in the community is typically referred to as the “caregiver…
  • Sep 11

    Medicaid and VA Pension Comparisons, Part II

    Medicaid and VA Pension Comparisons, Part II
    My last post discussed some of the differences between Medicaid and the Veterans Improved Pension programs with respect to the treatment of assets, trusts and transfers. The treatment of income is also different among these programs. Here is…
Rank this Week: 1937

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Sep 15

    Approaching Estate Planning When You’re Married

    Approaching Estate Planning When You’re Married
    Beginning the estate planning process is not always something people like to consider, but it is something that everyone, and especially married couples, needs to do. For married couples, the basic issues that your estate plan will have to…
  • Sep 14

    What Is a Conservatorship?

    What Is a Conservatorship?
    It is important to consider the eventualities of aging when you are planning your estate. A comprehensive estate plan will address the period of time that will precede your passing. While it may not be the most pleasant thing in the world…
  • Sep 13

    What Is an Elder Law Attorney?

    What Is an Elder Law Attorney?
    Elder law is the legal specialization that focuses on matters that are of particular interest to senior citizens. At the present time, the baby boomer generation is reaching retirement age. The population is going to be aging for quite some…
Rank this Week: 2670

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/
  • Sep 15

    What is the Medicaid Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance?

    What is the Medicaid Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance?
    Most of us know that, in order to qualify for Medicaid, you have to have pretty limited income and assets.  The assets you do have, with a few exceptions, must be used to help pay for your medical expenses in certain situations. …
  • Sep 11

    Why Should I Create a Living Trust?

    Why Should I Create a Living Trust?
    There are several good reasons for creating a living trust, in addition to simply avoiding probate.  Some of the most important benefits of a living trust are being able to protect property for your beneficiary, reducing estate taxes,…
  • Sep 8

    Can an Agent Under a Power of Attorney Give Gifts?

    Can an Agent Under a Power of Attorney Give Gifts?
    A Power of Attorney is an easily customizable estate planning tool, commonly used by clients to fit their specific needs.  The general purpose of a power of attorney is to give someone else the authority to handle your legal, financial…
Rank this Week: 922

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: 1309

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Sep 15

    Denial of Death Influences Estate Planning

    Denial of Death Influences Estate Planning
    Why is it so hard to get folks to do estate planning? The tendency to put off this important part of life can be attributed to the Terror Management Theory proposed by Dr. Ernest Becker in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Denial of Death.…
  • Sep 12

    How to WOW

    How to WOW
    At the Academy we occasionally notice attorneys feel that because a document wasn’t particularly difficult to produce, or (in the attorney’s mind) because the client can’t afford the fee quoted in the last meeting, or even…
  • Sep 10

    Amending or Restating: Which is Better?

    Amending or Restating: Which is Better?
    I am often asked whether it is better to amend or restate a client’s trust. It is almost always better to restate. I explain the reasons why in today’s video blog. Stephen C. Hartnett, J.D., LL.M. Associate Director of Education…
Rank this Week: 1220

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Sep 15

    What Would You Do With $10,000?

    What Would You Do With $10,000?
    One nursing home is answering that question the same way that they always live their lives: by giving to others. The Randolph County Nursing Home houses a number of residents, including Merlene Brown. Brown had a mastectomy 13 years ago and…
  • Sep 14

    Texas Failing Those Most Dependent on the State

    Texas Failing Those Most Dependent on the State
    Families for Better Care recently released their second state report card for nursing home rankings. Coming in as the worst state for nursing homes is Texas, for the second consecutive year. Texas failed to meet minimum federal requirements…
  • Sep 13

    Caregiver Steals Rings From Residents’ Hand

    Caregiver Steals Rings From Residents’ Hand
    Emerald Health Care received a shock when one of its caregivers woke up a resident. What was unusual was when the resident saw Christina Bazo slipping something on her hand. Bazo had been stealing jewelry from residents at the home, even…
Rank this Week: 206

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/
  • Sep 15

    Tailoring Powers ot Attorney: Beyond the Minimum Statutory Requirement

    Tailoring Powers ot Attorney: Beyond the Minimum Statutory Requirement
    One of our great readers, attorney Paul Meints from Bloomington, Illinois, has shared ideas about how to make Powers of Attorney (POAs) more responsive to practical concerns, including the possibility that when tough times eventually occur,…
  • Sep 12

    First Annual Jameson Crane III "Disability and the Law" Student Writing Competition

    First Annual Jameson Crane III "Disability and the Law" Student Writing Competition
    Thomas Jefferson School of Law (that just happens to be located in one of my favorite cities, San Diego) is hosting a new writing competition to encourage outstanding student scholarship at the intersection of "law and medicine" or…
  • Sep 12

    Will Americans Still Be Paying Off on Student Loans As Seniors?

    Will Americans Still Be Paying Off on Student Loans As Seniors?
    In a GAO study titled "Inability to Repay Student Loans May Affect Financial Security of Small Percentage of Retirees," researchers reveal that a significant -- and growing -- proportion of "student loan" debt is owed by…
Rank this Week: 1055

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Sep 14

    Can I Leave the House to my Children and not my Spouse? (Part 2)

    Can I Leave the House to my Children and not my Spouse? (Part 2)
                    Last week I was telling you about Sara, who called about her Mom.  Dad left the house to Sara and her sisters but because of something called the…
  • Sep 7

    Can I Leave the House to my Children instead of my Spouse?

    Can I Leave the House to my Children instead of my Spouse?
                    Sara called because her mom, living at home, needed nursing home care and would need Medicaid after spending down her remaining $20,000 of…
  • Sep 1

    Little Known Law May Help Seniors Needing Long Term Care (Part 2)

    Little Known Law May Help Seniors Needing Long Term Care (Part 2)
                    Last week we were discussing a little known law that can be a boon to seniors.  The Pension Protection Act of 2006 contains provisions that allow…
Rank this Week: 2920

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/
  • Sep 14

    How the rich die - bizarre celebrity last wills and testament

    How the rich die - bizarre celebrity last wills and testament
    Here's a bit of light reading for the weekend. Click here to read an article from www.fad-nation.com that gives a short list of what they consider bizarre wills and estates. The attached picture accompanied the article mentioned.
  • Sep 11

    Doctors impose DNR order, ignore family's pleas, leading to patient's death

    Doctors impose DNR order, ignore family's pleas, leading to patient's death
    You might be aware that recently doctors in Toronto did not assist Douglas DeGuerre, an elderly man who was having a heart attack, with the result that Mr. DeGuerre died. He was very sick with heart disease, diabetes, and other conditions,…
  • Sep 8

    How an executor should handle life insurance proceed

    How an executor should handle life insurance proceed
    Here is a brief but very useful article from James Dolan at advisor.ca that talks about how an executor handles life insurance policies in an estate administration. It has realistic tips and information, and even touches on whether or not an…
Rank this Week: 1009

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

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

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 879

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/
  • Sep 14

    Omnicare Sues Nursing Home

    Omnicare Sues Nursing Home
    The pharmaceutical company Omnicare is a company largely in the news as it relates to accusations and allegations of fraud against taxpayers by the nursing homes and long-term care facilities with which it does business. These has stemmed…
  • Sep 12

    Weight Loss Surgery May Reduce Chances of Alzheimer’

    Weight Loss Surgery May Reduce Chances of Alzheimer’
    Many residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities suffer from psychological illnesses, such as Alzheimer's and other types of dementia. For these patients, they are supposed to receive a tailored care plan that doctors, nurses and…
  • Sep 11

    Movement to Reduce Use of Antipsychotic Medications Slow to Take Hold

    Movement to Reduce Use of Antipsychotic Medications Slow to Take Hold
    As we have previously discussed, the use of antipsychotic drugs on resident patients of nursing homes and long-term care facilities has been a controversial issue for years and years. Antipsychotic medications historically have been used to…
Rank this Week: 850

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/
  • Sep 13

    Karp Law Firm at Alzheimer's Association Lunch of Laughter

    Karp Law Firm at Alzheimer's Association Lunch of Laughter
    The Karp Law Firm helped sponsor the recent Alzheimer's Association "Lunch of Laughter" at the West Palm Beach Improv. All proceeds from the fundraiser benefited the Walk to End Alzheimer's. The Karp Law Firm will also…
  • Sep 12

    Retirees with student debt a growing problem

    Retirees with student debt a growing problem
    It's no secret: There's a student debt crisis in this country. But who imagined that student debt is a growing problem for the senior population? While few households headed by individuals 65 or older carry student loans, there has been a…
  • Sep 9

    Take HIPAA seriously - your doctors do

    Take HIPAA seriously - your doctors do
    Just how serious is the medical community about HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act? According to an article in The New York Times of August 10, privacy concerns are responsible for the disappearance of the…
Rank this Week: 1985

New Jersey Elder Abuse and Neglect…

New Jersey Elder Abuse and Neglect Forum

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

http://www.njelderabuselaw.com/
  • Sep 13

    Elder Abuse By Home Health Care Aide

    Elder Abuse By Home Health Care Aide
    The family of a 99 year old Staten Island husband and father wanted him to live at home and spend his final years with dignity.  The family discovered, through use of videos obtained through cameras installed in the home, that the…
  • Aug 27

    Nursing Home Abuse: Congress Seeks Briefing From Medicare Regarding “Five Star” Rating

    Nursing Home Abuse: Congress Seeks Briefing From Medicare Regarding “Five Star” Rating
    Washington, DC (Aug. 26, 2014)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting a briefing to…
  • Aug 27

    Nursing Home Abuse: The New York Times Reports Medicare Ratings Allow Nursing Homes To Game The System

    Nursing Home Abuse: The New York Times Reports Medicare Ratings Allow Nursing Homes To Game The System
    On August 25, 2014, The New York Times published an extensive article on the issue that nursing homes are using Medicare five star ratings as a seal of approval when in reality , the nursing homes are providing Medicare with incomplete…
Rank this Week: 1472

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

By Ed Fox & Associates.

http://www.chicagonursinghomeabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 12

    Illinois: Cameras in Nursing Homes?

    Illinois: Cameras in Nursing Homes?
    Concerns surface over whether or not video cameras should be used in nursing homes to monitor staff's behavior towards residents as proposed by Illinois Attorney General, Lisa Madigan. Cameras could help deter nursing home abuse and neglect…
  • Sep 5

    New Illinois Law proposes minimum direct care nurse hour

    New Illinois Law proposes minimum direct care nurse hour
    Our Chicago Nursing Home abuse firm has been tracking recent legislative activity within the United States Senate and House of Representatives. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL 9th District) has proposed a bill that, if put into effect,…
  • Sep 2

    Reports of Elder Abuse rise in DuPage County

    Reports of Elder Abuse rise in DuPage County
    As DuPage County's demographics have changed, so have the number of reports of elder abuse. As documented in the Doings, a Chicago Sun-Times Publication, as of halfway through 2014 DuPage County has already reported 297 cases of elder abuse.…
Rank this Week: 1076

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/
  • Sep 12

    What Is a Charitable Remainder Trust?

    What Is a Charitable Remainder Trust?
    If you want to give to a charitable cause as you simultaneously reduce your tax burden, a charitable remainder trust can be a good choice. The post What Is a Charitable Remainder Trust? appeared first on Law Office of Roy W. Litherland.
  • Sep 4

    What Is the Most Important Estate Planning Document?

    What Is the Most Important Estate Planning Document?
    Estate planning is a comprehensive, ongoing process. People sometimes look for easy answers, but there is really no shortcut that you can take if you want to create a truly effective estate plan. There is no one-size-fits-all estate planning…
  • Sep 2

    Is Incapacity Planning Really Important?

    Is Incapacity Planning Really Important?
    People sometimes overlook incapacity planning because they feel as though it is not really important. They know that some elders become unable to make their own decisions, but they take the “this will never happen to me” approach.…
Rank this Week: 1962

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Sep 12

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Sammy Davis, Jr. (1925-1990) – Singer, Tap Dancer, Actor & Musician Sammy Davis, Jr. was an American entertainer, primarily a dancer and singer, who was also known for his impersonations of actors and other celebrities. At the age…
  • Sep 11

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    I have been impressed with the urgency of doing.  Knowing is not enough; we must apply.  Being willing is not enough; we must do. Leonardo da Vinci
  • Sep 10

    Lincoln and the Lack of a Will

    Lincoln and the Lack of a Will
    We have told you several different stories about the things that have gone wrong with celebrities’ estates when they passed away without having a Will. It is a common theme as most Americans do not have Wills and things tend to go wrong…
Rank this Week: 2659

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 11

    A Better Flu Shot for Senior

    A Better Flu Shot for Senior
    For the last four years, doctors, pharmacies, and medical clinics have all offered seniors a higher dose version of the annual flu shot. At the time that the vaccine was released the science was lacking but the hope from medical professionals…
  • Sep 9

    Medicare Ratings Allow Nursing Homes to Game the System

    Medicare Ratings Allow Nursing Homes to Game the System
    Only one-fifth of all 15,000 nursing homes in the nation hold the distinction of a five star rating by the Medicare system, but an examination into the process has found that many top ranked nursing homes have been given their rating due to…
  • Sep 5

    Couples Divorcing to Save on Long-Term Health Cost

    Couples Divorcing to Save on Long-Term Health Cost
    Elderly couples are divorcing at a higher rate than ever before for a surprising reason: soaring medical and long-term care costs. These expenses are being aggravated by longevity and uninsured risk from a lack of long-term care insurance.…
Rank this Week: 4879

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 11

    Can I Plan My Own Estate?

    Can I Plan My Own Estate?
    You can do a lot of things on your own by obtaining information online. DIY efforts can be useful, but you should understand your limitations. This is something to take into consideration when you hear about downloads or worksheets that you…
  • Sep 10

    What Is the Veterans Aid and Attendance Special Pension?

    What Is the Veterans Aid and Attendance Special Pension?
    Long-term care is one of the most pressing elder law issues of our day. The majority of senior citizens are going to need help with their day-to-day needs eventually, and Medicare will not pay for long-term care. It is not easy to pay for a…
  • Sep 4

    Do I Lose Control of Assets in a Revocable Living Trust?

    Do I Lose Control of Assets in a Revocable Living Trust?
    It is important to understand the facts when you are planning your estate. There are websites on the Internet that sell do-it-yourself estate planning notions. They contend that estate planning is so simple, you can easily do it for yourself.…
Rank this Week: 3797

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Sep 11

    Veterans Benefit Alert

    Veterans Benefit Alert
    The Veterans Aid & Attendance special pension is in place to help former service members cover their assisted living and home caregiver costs. Unlike the retirement pension the length of service requirement is minimal. One must have…
  • Sep 9

    Tortoise Approach Can Yield Positive Result

    Tortoise Approach Can Yield Positive Result
    As the story of the tortoise and the hare demonstrates, if you are consistent over a long period of time as you aim toward reaching your desired destination you should have success. This is something to keep in mind when...
  • Sep 4

    How do you Provide for People with Disabilities?

    How do you Provide for People with Disabilities?
    Family members can come in all shapes and sizes and have different needs. As a result, when you are planning your estate there is more to it than simply looking at a pie and slicing it up into pieces of...
Rank this Week: 2691

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

By Daniel L. Buckfire.

http://www.michigannursinghomelawyer.org
  • Sep 11

    File Michigan Nursing Home Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    File Michigan Nursing Home Wrongful Death Lawsuit
    Family members of a Michigan nursing home resident who dies due to neglect or abuse can seek compensation for their loss by filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit.  The lawsuits allow compensation for the conscious pain and suffering by the…
  • Jun 19

    $ 195,000.00 Bedsore Settlement Against Nursing Home

    $ 195,000.00 Bedsore Settlement Against Nursing Home
    Our Michigan nursing home attorneys recently settled a bedsore case against a Wayne County, Michigan skilled nursing care facility.   The nursing home resident was a determined to be a high risk for developing pressure sores at the…
  • Apr 3

    Failure to Provide Wound Care For Bedsores & Decubitus Ulcer

    Failure to Provide Wound Care For Bedsores & Decubitus Ulcer
    Our medical negligence lawyers represent patients and nursing home residents who develop bed sores and decubitus ulcers while in a Michigan health care facility. These conditions develop because the nursing home staff failed to take the…
Rank this Week: 1257

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Sep 11

    Medicaid in Cincinnati: Is It Only for the Poor?

    Medicaid in Cincinnati: Is It Only for the Poor?
    It would be logical to tune out the subject of Medicaid if you are a working person who will be qualified for Medicare someday. After all, Medicaid is a health insurance program for the poor, right? You have never been poor. Why would you…
  • Sep 9

    Unwanted Inheritance – Giving It Back

    Unwanted Inheritance – Giving It Back
    No one likes getting a gift that they do not want, but it happens fairly often. We have all received Christmas or birthday presents that we would rather not have. We always say that we will exchange them, but rarely do. Closets and attics all…
  • Sep 4

    Estate Planning and Secret

    Estate Planning and Secret
    One of the tricky things about estate planning are items which are in many people’s lives that they do not want other people to know about even after they pass away. These things do not have to be anything major. They can be slightly…
Rank this Week: 1974

The Law Office of Michael…

The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C.

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.mrobinsonlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 11

    What Is a Family Limited Partnership?

    What Is a Family Limited Partnership?
    A family limited partnership can be useful if you are interested in asset protection, and there can also be estate tax benefits. Let’s look at the details. Asset Protection Anyone can be the target of a lawsuit, but there are people who…
  • Sep 9

    What Are the Drawbacks of Probate?

    What Are the Drawbacks of Probate?
    Everyone has heard of the estate planning device called a last will. Because this document is synonymous with estate planning, you may assume that a last will can facilitate fast and efficient asset transfers. You are keeping it simple when…
  • Sep 8

    Should I Create a Joint Tenancy With My Child?

    Should I Create a Joint Tenancy With My Child?
    There are numerous different ways that you can arrange for assets to fall into the hands of your loved ones after you pass away. You should certainly explore your options and make intelligent, informed decisions. The optimal course of action…
Rank this Week: 2163

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Sep 11

    When I Write a Will, What Does it Cover?

    When I Write a Will, What Does it Cover?
    When people in Minnesota create an estate plan, those plans will rely on several different tools, such as a last will and testament. It’s important for you to understand what each of these tools does if you want to get the most out of…
  • Sep 9

    You Need Both a Will and Power of Attorney

    You Need Both a Will and Power of Attorney
    Sometimes people come to an estate planning lawyer with questions about powers of attorney and wills that reveal a misunderstanding of how these important documents function. For example, some people ask why they need both. After all, since a…
  • Aug 28

    Probate in Grand Forks: Is It Always Required?

    Probate in Grand Forks: Is It Always Required?
    If you use a last will to express your final wishes, you name an executor or personal representative. This is the person who will handle the business of the estate after you pass away. The executor is not going to be able to immediately…
Rank this Week: 2212

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Sep 10

    My First Day in Court

    My First Day in Court
    This is the first in what I hope to be a series of posts on new-lawyer “firsts.” I’ve been doing this lawyering thing a year now, and I haven’t had a chance to do any formal introspection. Today, then, is the first…
  • Sep 5

    July 2014 Arkansas Bar Exam Result

    July 2014 Arkansas Bar Exam Result
    Congratulations to all those who passed the July 2014 Arkansas Bar Exam! It has already been an entire year, but I vividly remember the visceral feeling of relief after getting those results. What a day it was! If you worked to pass, you…
  • Sep 2

    Lou Reed: No Estate Planning Idol

    Lou Reed: No Estate Planning Idol
    This recent short article identifies one of the lesser-cited advantages of using trusts for estate planning: privacy. In it, we are told all the finer points about the distribution of Lou Reed’s estate. Had the rocker instead used…
Rank this Week: 1898

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • Sep 10

    Estate Planning Lessons from the Late Robin William

    Estate Planning Lessons from the Late Robin William
    In the United States we are fascinated, sometimes obsessed, with celebrities. When a celebrity dies, we often turn that interest toward the estate left behind by the celebrity. How much money was left behind? What gets his/her money? It…
  • Sep 8

    Medicaid Planning: What Can the Healthy Spouse Keep?

    Medicaid Planning: What Can the Healthy Spouse Keep?
    Medicaid is very important to a significant percentage of senior citizens, because Medicare will not pay for long-term care. Because Medicaid is a need-based program, there are income and asset limits. People who were never financially needy…
  • Sep 1

    What Is a Qualified Personal Residence Trust?

    What Is a Qualified Personal Residence Trust?
    A qualified personal residence trust is a type of irrevocable trust that can be useful if you are exposed to the federal estate tax. Before we examine the details, we should explain the federal transfer tax parameters so that you can…
Rank this Week: 2752

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/
  • Sep 10

    How Important is Estate Liquidity?

    How Important is Estate Liquidity?
    One of the primary goals of estate planning is to help your loved ones after your death, both financially and emotionally. Adequate planning can help minimize the financial burden and stress on those you leave behind. Building liquidity into…
  • Sep 3

    Should I Amend my Trust If I Buy or Sell Assets?

    Should I Amend my Trust If I Buy or Sell Assets?
    A revocable living trust can be amended whenever necessary, during your lifetime.  When clients buy a new house or car, they may ask, “should I amend my trust?”  If you are simply purchasing an asset, it is not necessary…
  • Aug 28

    What is a Self-Proving Will in Reno?

    What is a Self-Proving Will in Reno?
    Wills are very common estate planning tools with great value when it comes to having the freedom of determining to whom your estate will be distributed after your death.  Without one, you die “intestate,” which means how your…
Rank this Week: 3801

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/
  • Sep 10

    Sacramento Lawyer Charged with Elder Abuse

    Sacramento Lawyer Charged with Elder Abuse
    A recent article in the Sacramento Bee reported on an attorney in the northern California area who was charged with financial elder abuse.  At the Walton Law Firm, we take elder financial abuse very seriously.  As…
  • Sep 3

    Behind the Medicare Star Rating System

    Behind the Medicare Star Rating System
    History of the Star Rating System A recent New York Times article discussed the danger of trusting the Medicare star rating system, providing as an example a five-star nursing home facility in California with a history of elder…
  • Aug 27

    Medicare Star Ratings and Quality of Care

    Medicare Star Ratings and Quality of Care
    Five-Star Nursing Homes May Not the Best Indicator of Care Are Medicare star ratings good predictors for the quality of care at nursing homes?  According to a recent article in the New York Times, a facility with a five-star rating…
Rank this Week: 897

Potter Law Firm Blog

Potter Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.potterestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Sep 10

    Is There More Than One Type of Will?

    Is There More Than One Type of Will?
    When you think about estate planning, the document called a last will or last will and testament might come to mind. You can use a last will to state your final wishes regarding the transfer of your monetary assets. If you are the parent of a…
  • Sep 8

    Attend an Estate Planning Seminar in September

    Attend an Estate Planning Seminar in September
    Many people are remiss when it comes to estate planning because they do not have enough information. When you do not know exactly how to proceed, procrastination can set in, and this is understandable. At the same time, you are taking a risk…
  • Aug 29

    What Is Pet Planning?

    What Is Pet Planning?
    Pet planning is a form of estate planning for pet owners. While most people will outlive their pets, older pet owners may have concerns. Pet ownership can be very rewarding for senior citizens who feel a void in their lives. When you have a…
Rank this Week: 1398

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
  • Sep 10

    Estate Planning: Things You May Have Overlooked

    Estate Planning: Things You May Have Overlooked
    Most people know they need a will, a health care directive and even a power of attorney as part of their estate plan. Of late, many people are even remembering to list their online accounts and passwords in papers given to loved ones. A story…
  • Sep 3

    Caregivers can lose retirement money

    Caregivers can lose retirement money
    Caregiving for an ailing family member can be difficult in many ways. It takes its toll emotionally and physically. That’s obvious. However, an article in the New York Times suggests it also takes a toll financially on the caregiver,…
  • Aug 27

    When It Is Time For Your Parents To Move

    When It Is Time For Your Parents To Move
    Moving is stressful. But for an older person who may be forced to give up his or her home — and possibly independence — it can be downright traumatic. However, an article in the Wall Street Journal on line offered some tips on how…
Rank this Week: 2204

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
  • Sep 10

    Interviewing A Wrongful Death Lawyer

    Interviewing A Wrongful Death Lawyer
    When you are dealing with the accidental and tragic death of a loved one due to the neglect or fault of someone else, it is a very difficult time to focus on business decisions. However, finding the right wrongful death lawyer is critical to…
  • Sep 10

    The Importance Of Truck Accident Attorneys to Your Case

    The Importance Of Truck Accident Attorneys to Your Case
    The number of people that are injured or killed in large truck accidents continues to rise across the United States. There are approximately 125,000 accidents per year that involved big rigs with about 50,000 involving injuries, including…
  • Sep 10

    Selecting A Personal Injury Lawyer

    Selecting A Personal Injury Lawyer
    Being injured through no fault of your own can be a very difficult time for you and your family. Hiring a personal injury lawyer as quickly as possible to represent you after the injury occurs is an important step in protecting your options…
Rank this Week: 1669

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse

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

http://www.nursinghomeabuse.net/blog/
  • Sep 9

    Nursing Home Abuse Victims Speak Out Against Care Worker Charged With Elder Abuse

    Nursing Home Abuse Victims Speak Out Against Care Worker Charged With Elder Abuse
    A 24-year-old woman has been fired from her role and charged with elder abuse and neglect after two nursing home residents told deputies that she abandoned them. Andria Martice Lawson was employed at Sumter Valley Health and Rehabilitation…
  • Sep 4

    Woman Charged With Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect of Two Vulnerable Resident

    Woman Charged With Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect of Two Vulnerable Resident
    A 24-year-old woman has been fired from her role and charged with elder abuse and neglect after two nursing home residents told deputies that she abandoned them. Andria Martice Lawson was employed at Sumter Valley Health and Rehabilitation…
  • Aug 26

    Employee Charged With Nursing Home Abuse in Philadelphia

    Employee Charged With Nursing Home Abuse in Philadelphia
    A nursing home employee has been charged with neglect of a care dependent person and simple assault and released on unsecured bail in Philadelphia. 36-year-old Baindu Kromah from Philadelphia was caught on camera assaulting a…
Rank this Week: 1397

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse…

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.illinoisnursinghomeabuselawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 9

    Proposed Law to Allow Cameras in Nursing Home Resident Room

    Proposed Law to Allow Cameras in Nursing Home Resident Room
    The Illinois Attorney General's Office recently proposed a new law that would allow camera and audio recordings in the private rooms of nursing home residents. The resident would need to consent to the cameras and they or their family would…
  • Sep 4

    California Nursing Homes Charged with Overmedicating Resident

    California Nursing Homes Charged with Overmedicating Resident
    At least two California nursing homes have been charged with habitually overmedicating elderly residents for no other reason than to staff convenience. The drugs given are known as antipsychotics, and are given to residents without any…
  • Aug 26

    Medicare Star Ratings May Do More Harm Than Good

    Medicare Star Ratings May Do More Harm Than Good
    Choosing a nursing home for yourself or a loved one can be among the most decisions difficult of your life. In a culture increasingly dependent on the internet, Medicare's nursing home ranking website is exceedingly popular. There are more…
Rank this Week: 1494

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/
  • Sep 9

    The Real Costs of Medical Care

    The Real Costs of Medical Care
    News source Health Law 360 today reported that nursing home owner Ralex Services agreed to pay $2.2 Million after a whistleblower came forward and revealed to the government that the company was overstating to Medicaid the level of care…
  • Aug 27

    Extendicare Announces Significant 2014 Profit

    Extendicare Announces Significant 2014 Profit
    It is surprising to hear long term care push the fiction that Medicare and Medicaid don’t pay enough with profits like this. …
  • Aug 21

    Stark & Stark Spotlight on Continuing Care Retirement Communitie

    Stark & Stark Spotlight on Continuing Care Retirement Communitie
    Acquiring continuing care—in a community setting—requires a major financial investment by both the consumer and the provider. For the consumer, doing so may involve spending most or all of a lifetime of savings; and for the…
Rank this Week: 2093

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Sep 8

    ADOPTION SERIES-PART 4: “VIRTUAL” ADOPTION-NO COURT REQUIRED!

    ADOPTION SERIES-PART 4: “VIRTUAL” ADOPTION-NO COURT REQUIRED!
    Did you know that, in Florida, you can adopt someone without ever going to court and making it official?  For the finale of our Adoption Series (click to read part one, two, or three), we will highlight an unusual way that people…
  • Sep 6

    Protected: Client Test Post

    Protected: Client Test Post
    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.
  • Aug 22

    ADOPTION SERIES – PART 3: HOW DOES AN ADOPTED PERSON INHERIT?

    ADOPTION SERIES – PART 3: HOW DOES AN ADOPTED PERSON INHERIT?
    We recently have written about how adopting an adult can allow an unrelated person to share in an inheritance (unless it is done with improper motives).  But how, and from whom, do adopted persons (whether they are adults or children)…
Rank this Week: 3551

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Sep 4

    New Book: The Legalization of Age Discrimination

    New Book: The Legalization of Age Discrimination
    Even Workers Otherwise Considered to be Young are Vulnerable Why are workers in their 30s, 40s and 50s increasingly experiencing age discrimination? This one of the issues I explore in my new book: Betrayed: The Legalization of Age…
  • Aug 30

    EEOC Defers to ‘Lord High Executioner’

    EEOC Defers to ‘Lord High Executioner’
    For those of us who care about workplace abuse, these are trying times. A federal court judge in Hawaii has forced the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to publically apologize for announcing last June that a settlement was…
  • Aug 30

    EEOC Defers to ‘Lord High Executioner’

    EEOC Defers to ‘Lord High Executioner’
    For those of us who care about workplace abuse, these are trying times. A federal court judge in Hawaii has forced the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to publically apologize for announcing last June that a settlement was…
Rank this Week: 3005

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/
  • Sep 3

    Paying Medicare Does Not Stop MSP Private Cause of Action Once Filed

    Paying Medicare Does Not Stop MSP Private Cause of Action Once Filed
    In the latest installment of what constitutes a private cause of action under the MSP, the US District Court for the Western District of Kentucky entered summary judgment on September 2, 2014 in favor of the estate of a Medicare beneficiary…
  • Aug 21

    Notice of Upcoming Enhancement to the WCMSAP

    Notice of Upcoming Enhancement to the WCMSAP
    CMS posted an alert on the Workers’ Compensation Set-Aside Web Portal (WCMSAP) page indicating a new feature to be available as of October 6, 2014. As of this date, portal users will be able to enter prescription drug information…
  • Aug 1

    S.2731 – Medicare Secondary Payer and Workers’ Compensation Settlement Agreements Act of 2013 Introduced to Senate

    S.2731 – Medicare Secondary Payer and Workers’ Compensation Settlement Agreements Act of 2013 Introduced to Senate
    On July 31, 2014, Senator Bill Nelson of Florida introduced the Senate version of H.R. 1982. Currently co-sponsored only by Senator Rob Portman, the bill was read twice, referred to the Committee on Finance and then the Senate promptly began…
Rank this Week: 217