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Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

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

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Only my name is on the title. Will my wife get my house when I pass away?

    Only my name is on the title. Will my wife get my house when I pass away?
    I'm always glad to see questions from people who want to clarify their situations. It's so much better to find out important information while you still have a chance to act on it than it is to overlook potential problems, but it's not always…
  • Sep 21

    Should you name your children or your estate on your life insurance policy?

    Should you name your children or your estate on your life insurance policy?
    When it comes to naming the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. There are plenty of variables to consider but they fit individual people differently. A reader recently wrote to me asking about…
  • Sep 17

    Three out of four isn't bad

    Three out of four isn't bad
    I just noticed that of the four top-selling books in the law category on my publisher's site, three of them were written by me. "For My Family, With Love" continues to be a very strong seller even though it has been out for a couple…
Rank this Week: 4896

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 30

    Need to Track Down a Missing Pension?

    Need to Track Down a Missing Pension?
    Retirees must be proactive in claiming their benefits when the time arrives as these plans don't have much motivation to pay benefits when they're due.
  • Sep 28

    Here's Why You Need A Will

    Here's Why You Need A Will
    Regardless of the size of your estate, a properly prepared and executed will gives your family direction and guidance during a difficult time.
  • Sep 26

    Not Your Everyday Yard Sale: The Estate Sale

    Not Your Everyday Yard Sale: The Estate Sale
    Whether for reasons of death or divorce, an estate sale can be an emotional rollercoaster.
Rank this Week: 3195

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Sep 30

    What is a CCRC?

    What is a CCRC?
    CCRC stands for Continuing Care Retirement Community. A CCRC delivers a wealth of options for senior housing and services. These options include guidance and attention through the spectrum of long-term care — from independent living to…
  • Sep 23

    Why You Need a New Powerful Power of Attorney in 2016

    Why You Need a New Powerful Power of Attorney in 2016
    Think a spouse or child can simply step in and make financial and health decisions for you in the event you are incapacitated? Not so fast. Compliance departments at financial institutions are developing increasingly stringent policies…
  • Sep 16

    Long-term care premiums going up? Find out how legal planning can help!

    Long-term care premiums going up? Find out how legal planning can help!
    If you are among the 8 million Americans with long-term care insurance, you may have noticed your premiums climbing higher and higher. You’re not alone. Long-term care insurance premiums have been rapidly increasing for seniors across…
Rank this Week: 2181

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3229

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 30

    You Can Negotiate Who Takes on Risk

    You Can Negotiate Who Takes on Risk
    Parties negotiating a business transaction don’t have to accept the risks or duties imposed by law on the proposed arrangement. For example, just because a property owner is generally liable for damage caused by hazardous materials on…
  • Sep 28

    7 Grounds for Objecting During Voir Dire

    7 Grounds for Objecting During Voir Dire
    Once the jury panel has been sworn, prospective jurors are selected at random, seated in the jury box, and questioned. Counsel may conduct a “liberal and probing examination” that’s calculated to discover juror bias or…
  • Sep 26

    Cohabitating Couples Need Clear Agreement

    Cohabitating Couples Need Clear Agreement
    Millennials appear to be less likely to marry and more likely to live together. As the Huffington Post explains, “[c]ouples are now more apt to consider cohabitation as their next stage in their relationships before they begin to…
Rank this Week: 86

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003) – Actress Katharine Hepburn was an American actress known for her fierce independence and spirited personality. As a leading lady in Hollywood for more than 60 years she appeared in a range of genres, from…
  • Sep 27

    Can You Be the Trustee of My Living Trust?

    Can You Be the Trustee of My Living Trust?
    Trusts have become an increasing popular addition to any estate plan. The reasons for this are varied and numerous. Trusts allow for flexibility when creating an estate plan as well as help your estate avoid probate. In addition, trusts may…
  • Sep 23

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Kemal Amen “Casey” Kasem (1932-2014) – Disc Jockey, Radio Celebrity & Voice Actor Casey Kasem was an American disc jockey, music historian, radio celebrity, voice actor, and actor known for being the host of several…
Rank this Week: 2717

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Sep 30

    Victory for Residents’ Right

    Victory for Residents’ Right
    The New York Times reported on the great victory for nursing home residents.  Currently, many nursing homes require patients seeking admission to first agree to resolve disputes through binding arbitration, relinquishing the court…
  • Sep 29

    “A Surgeon’s Belated Confession”

    “A Surgeon’s Belated Confession”
    NPR and Propublica both had articles about Dr. Lars Aanning who has admitted to lying underoath for a colleague.  This happens all the time.  Doctors don’t squeal on doctors.  It is similar to the thin blue line for…
  • Sep 28

    Florida Arbitration Decision

    Florida Arbitration Decision
    The Florida Supreme Court said a lawsuit about injuries suffered by a nursing-home resident should not be sent to arbitration.  The case centered on a contract that was signed in 2009 by Juan Mendez Jr. when his father, Juan Sr., was…
Rank this Week: 134

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 30

    Could I Sue a Food Truck for Food Poisoning?

    Could I Sue a Food Truck for Food Poisoning?
    When you enjoy the fare of a food truck, the last thing you plan to order up is a side of food poisoning. While your case of food poisoning may not require hospitalization, you could still suffer injuries and damages as a result of the…
  • Sep 27

    Pedestrian Safety in the City – Are You at Risk for Injury?

    Pedestrian Safety in the City – Are You at Risk for Injury?
    Fighting for Pedestrian Safety in Chicago In busy cities like Chicago, accidents that result in injured pedestrians are a common reality, and are extremely unfortunate. In some cases, the pedestrian is killed or suffers from long-term…
  • Sep 23

    Knowing Your Auto Insurance Policy Could Help After an Accident

    Knowing Your Auto Insurance Policy Could Help After an Accident
    Chicago Attorneys Assisting with Insurance Claims There are an estimated five million motor accidents that occur each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). If you are involved in an accident,…
Rank this Week: 2607

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/
Rank this Week: 692

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

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

    The Emergency Preparedness Rule

    The Emergency Preparedness Rule
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services finalized a rule recently in light of the most recent natural disasters in Louisiana that compromised the safety and well being of many Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries throughout the affected…
  • Sep 25

    End of Life Counseling and Medicare

    End of Life Counseling and Medicare
    Medicare was established by the federal government as a way to provide health insurance for people 65 years old and above, as well as younger people with disabilities. This program provides coverage through a variety of different plans for…
  • Sep 21

    What is a Discretionary Trust and When Should I Use it?

    What is a Discretionary Trust and When Should I Use it?
    What Is It? A Discretionary Trust is another type of trust that is commonly used by a grantor seeking to distribute assets to a class of people or their family. Unlike a mandatory trust which requires distributions of income and principal be…
Rank this Week: 480

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 29

    Should Couples Have a Prenup?

    Should Couples Have a Prenup?
    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. Many people fear that bringing up the phrase prenuptial agreement will cause turmoil…
  • Sep 27

    TOO MANY AMERICANS WITHOUT ADVANCE DIRECTIVES

    TOO MANY AMERICANS WITHOUT ADVANCE DIRECTIVES
    This is an article posted from The Molever Law Firm (http://molever.com/) in Plymouth, MN, that we thought others may find helpful. Making plans for the future distribution of your financial assets to your loved ones after you pass away is…
  • Sep 21

    Retirement Planning: The Imperfect Storm

    Retirement Planning: The Imperfect Storm
    This is an article from The Vermillion Law Firm, LLC (http://www.vermillionlawfirm.com/) in Dallas, Texas, that we thought others may find helpful. You may have gotten your first introduction to retirement planning when you secured your first…
Rank this Week: 2497

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 29

    CMS Issues Alert Regarding Conditional Payment Recovery Threshold

    CMS Issues Alert Regarding Conditional Payment Recovery Threshold
    Yesterday, CMS issued an alert implementing a $750 threshold for no-fault insurance and workers’ compensation entities that do not otherwise have an ongoing responsibility for medicals.  This new thresholds means that CMS will not…
  • Sep 7

    CMS Issues Revised and Modified Pre-Solicitation Notice

    CMS Issues Revised and Modified Pre-Solicitation Notice
    We have been reporting over the last several months that CMS was soliciting bids for an RFP for the Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC), to review WCMSA proposals.  We have been anxiously awaiting CMS’ revised and…
  • Sep 1

    Naloxone, the Antidote, and the Effect on CMS Approval

    Naloxone, the Antidote, and the Effect on CMS Approval
    It is well known that we are still in an opioid crisis.  As reported, opioids were involved in16,235 deaths in 2013 and 28,647 deaths in 2014 and overdoses from opioids have quadrupled since 2000.  Yet, we consistently continue to…
Rank this Week: 4464

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 29

    Nursing Home Resident Death Caused by Neglect

    Nursing Home Resident Death Caused by Neglect
    When we choose a nursing home for our elderly loved one we do so with the hopes that they will receive proper care and assistance. That is not always the case. In one recent incident, a nursing home resident died after suffering injuries that…
  • Sep 27

    Nursing Home Fall Caused Permanent Injurie

    Nursing Home Fall Caused Permanent Injurie
    Supervision is provided in nursing homes to ensure that residents stay safe and do not suffer injuries. Sadly, sometimes a nursing home is negligent and a patient is seriously hurt. A woman recently filed a lawsuit claiming neglect in a…
  • Sep 24

    Nursing Home Blamed for Serious MRSA Infection

    Nursing Home Blamed for Serious MRSA Infection
    Nursing homes are supposed to be safe places where our elderly loved ones can get the care they require. Instead, sometimes a care facility does not proper care and residents can be hurt. Neglectful care in nursing homes is a serious concern,…
Rank this Week: 293

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/
  • Sep 29

    Feds announce new Medicaid/Medicare rule banning arbitration clauses in nursing home contract

    Feds announce new Medicaid/Medicare rule banning arbitration clauses in nursing home contract
    Effective in November, 2016, mandatory arbitration clauses in nursing home admissions contracts will be prohibited for all nursing homes which accept federal Medicaid or Medicare dollars. This is a dramatic shift in the landscape which will…
  • Sep 27

    VA Appeals Modernization Act of 2016 and Related Bill

    VA Appeals Modernization Act of 2016 and Related Bill
    There are a number of bills that have been introduced both at the House and Senate to modify the procedure by which veterans or claimants can dispute a decision from the Department of Veterans Affairs [hereinafter “VA” or…
  • Sep 27

    Start your long term care planning before the reverse mortgage is used up

    Start your long term care planning before the reverse mortgage is used up
    I have encountered the following crisis too many times. A frail elder is living at home, and since the home is safe and nice, is happily aging in place. Once the homeowner reaches the point of hiring a home health … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 378

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Sep 29

    What Type of Cases Fall Within the Area of Elder law?

    What Type of Cases Fall Within the Area of Elder law?
    In recent years, the older population in the United States has swelled to heretofore unheard of numbers. In fact, by the year 2050 experts predict the number of older Americans (age 65 and older) will outnumber their younger (21 and under)…
  • Sep 27

    What Can I Do to Ensure My North Dakota Medicaid Eligibility?

    What Can I Do to Ensure My North Dakota Medicaid Eligibility?
    Estate planning encompasses much more than simply deciding who will receive your estate assets when you are gone. One additional component of many estate plans, for example, is Medicaid planning. Medicaid planning is an important part of many…
  • Sep 22

    What Is the Veterans Aid and Attendance Special Pension?

    What Is the Veterans Aid and Attendance Special Pension?
    People who have served our country in the military can be eligible for certain benefits that can help them out during their retirement years. This is a small reward considering the extent of the sacrifices that are made by our veterans, but…
Rank this Week: 2514

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: 235

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Sep 27

    Paternity Claims in Probate

    Paternity Claims in Probate
    If a man dies in Florida without having his own will or trust prepared, he is considered to have died intestate. In other words, his estate will be distributed according to the “will” the state wrote for him. Under the…
  • Sep 13

    The Long Arm of Florida’s Code

    The Long Arm of Florida’s Code
    In 2013 the Florida Legislature enacted Fl. Stat. 736.202 to clarify when Florida courts have jurisdiction to hear disputes involving trusts. Lawyers refer to this type of statute as establishing “long arm” jurisdiction. The…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3218

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/
  • Sep 26

    Determining the Appropriate Level of Care

    Determining the Appropriate Level of Care
    Nearly all clients want to remain in their home for as long as possible. Determining when additional levels of care are necessary and when it is not safe for an individual to remain at home often requires the intervention of a team of persons…
  • Sep 20

    Protecting Seniors From Isolation

    Protecting Seniors From Isolation
    Although we frequently think of seniors as living among family members or in a senior community or other shared housing arrangement, the likelihood of living alone rises as one ages, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Among women 65 to 74…
  • Sep 19

    My Loved One Just Died and I’m Named as Executor . . . Now What?

    My Loved One Just Died and I’m Named as Executor . . . Now What?
    Losing a loved one is difficult enough, but losing a loved one and being faced with the responsibility of serving as executor of his or her estate can be extremely overwhelming. If you find yourself in this situation, or if you know someone…
Rank this Week: 224

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 26

    Why Do I Need a Pour Over Will?

    Why Do I Need a Pour Over Will?
    If one of your goals in estate planning is to avoid probate through a revocable living trust, you should also have a “pour over” will.  Pour over wills allow certain property that passes through your will at your death…
  • Sep 6

    How is a Trust Different from my Last Will and Testament?

    How is a Trust Different from my Last Will and Testament?
    If you have any knowledge about estate planning, you have no doubt heard the terms “last will and testament” and “trust.”  However, do you know how these two estate planning tools different?  While…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 3491

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Sep 26

    Spied on by my Vibrator? A Peek between the Sheets of BC’s Privacy Laws (Video Blog)

    Spied on by my Vibrator? A Peek between the Sheets of BC’s Privacy Laws (Video Blog)
    Hello, and welcome to this week’s video blog on the law. This week we are taking a peek between the sheets of BC’s Privacy laws as they pertain to the ever growing array of internet connected consumer devices that may be…
  • Sep 24

    Is an Apology an Admission of Fault?

    Is an Apology an Admission of Fault?
    For Landlubbers No, for Mariners Perhaps In February of 2001, while conducting a demonstration for civilian observers nine miles off the Hawiian island of Oahu, the U.S. nuclear submarine Greeneville performed an emergency ballast blow and…
  • Sep 19

    Video Blog: ICBC Hit and Run Accident Claim

    Video Blog: ICBC Hit and Run Accident Claim
    Video Blog: ICBC Hit and Run Claims British Columbia insurance law makes sure that every vehicle licensed in this province carries at least basic coverage of $200,000 in third party liability insurance through ICBC.  This basic…
Rank this Week: 2187

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/
  • Sep 26

    How Long Does Florida Probate Take

    How Long Does Florida Probate Take
    One question the most frequent questions our Jacksonville estate planning lawyers receive is how long does a probate case in Florida take? Often the best answer to how long a Florida Probate Case takes is “it depends.”  The…
  • Sep 26

    2016 Amendments to the Florida Probate Rule

    2016 Amendments to the Florida Probate Rule
    This year the Florida Probate Rules Committee has a added a few new rules to the Probate Code. Many of these rules are minor amendments to the old rules or clarifications of previously vague language. The biggest change to the code was the…
  • Sep 23

    Promise To Establish A Trust In The Future

    Promise To Establish A Trust In The Future
    The general rule in estate planning is that if something is not in writing it usually will not be legally valid.  For instance, Florida law requires a Will or trust must be in writing to be effective.  However, one question we often…
Rank this Week: 966

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 25

    Yet Another Scam (Part 2)

    Yet Another Scam (Part 2)
                Last week I was telling you how Joe got scammed.  He paid money to increase his odds of winning a Publisher’s Clearinghouse prize.  It was all a lie and he…
  • Sep 18

    Yet Another Scam

    Yet Another Scam
          6 months ago I wrote about some common scams that target seniors. Here’s another one that doesn’t just prey on seniors but really on anyone who is struggling financially.…
  • Sep 11

    A Simple Estate Matter? Not so Fast (Part 2)

    A Simple Estate Matter? Not so Fast (Part 2)
                 Last week I was telling you about Mark’s call regarding the administration of his sister, Melanie’s estate.   He had gone to the Surrogate to get…
Rank this Week: 1825

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 24

    IRS relaxes rule for late retirement plan rollover

    IRS relaxes rule for late retirement plan rollover
    Taxpayers rolling over a distribution from an IRA or other retirement account into another account must complete the rollover within 60 days of taking the distribution, or face paying income tax on those funds. In the past, if you failed to…
  • Sep 22

    Do your Social Security homework before you apply for benefit

    Do your Social Security homework before you apply for benefit
    If you are relying solely on the Social Security Administration staff or its website to help you determine when and how to take benefits, you should probably do a little more research. The General Accounting Office just released its…
  • Sep 13

    Some Medicare beneficiaries improperly denied benefits based on defunct "improvement standard"

    Some Medicare beneficiaries improperly denied benefits based on defunct "improvement standard"
    It always pays to be your own health advocate.  In 2012 I informed you that Medicare had eliminated its so-called "improvement standard." Under the new rule, beneficiaries are covered for short-term skilled nursing or…
Rank this Week: 4463

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 23

    Learning More About Restraints and Nursing Home Abuse

    Learning More About Restraints and Nursing Home Abuse
    Do you know enough about restraints in nursing homes and the importance of restraint-free care? According to a fact sheet from the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR), we as a society used to believe that the use of…
  • Sep 16

    Nursing Home Abuse and Mental Illne

    Nursing Home Abuse and Mental Illne
    What do you know about mental health and nursing home neglect? According to an article in Psychology Today, mental illness has become “the biggest economic burden of any health issue in the world, costing $2.5 trillion in 2010”…
  • Sep 9

    Choosing the Best Nursing Home for Your Loved One

    Choosing the Best Nursing Home for Your Loved One
    Throughout the San Diego area, residents are aging and requiring care in nursing homes. According to a fact sheet from the California Department of Aging, our state is “projected to be one of the fastest growing states in the nation in…
Rank this Week: 1517

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
  • Sep 23

    In Virginia How Much Can You Be Charged For Your Medical Records?

    In Virginia How Much Can You Be Charged For Your Medical Records?
    In Virginia when a patient requests a copy of his or her own records, a “reasonable cost-based fee, which shall include only the cost of supplies for and labor of copying the requested information, and postage” shall be charged.…
  • Sep 21

    Virginia’s Advance Directive Registry

    Virginia’s Advance Directive Registry
    Virginia is one of 13 States that administer legislatively authorized health care advance directive registries: Information on Virginia’s Registry is as follows: • Administrator: Department of Health, Connect Virginia Exchange…
  • Sep 19

    The Need for Medical Treatment to Obtain Social Security Disability & SSI Benefit

    The Need for Medical Treatment to Obtain Social Security Disability & SSI Benefit
    As an Attorney who has been practicing Social Security Disability law in Virginia for over 20 years, I understand the importance of obtaining proper medical treatment, advocacy and detail for claimants hoping to receive their Social Security…
Rank this Week: 420

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt…

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt Blog

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

http://www.alexislevitt.com/blog/
  • Sep 23

    Finally – Disabled Children of Military Retirees Can Receive the Parent’s Pension AND Keep Public Benefit

    Finally – Disabled Children of Military Retirees Can Receive the Parent’s Pension AND Keep Public Benefit
    ** This post applies only to families of military RETIREES – not enlisted soldiers. ** Upon retiring from the military, an employee has earned a pension. For a retiree with a disabled child, she has been able to designate that upon her…
  • Sep 20

    South Shore Walk to End Alzheimer’

    South Shore Walk to End Alzheimer’
    This weekend, my team walked to raise funds to end Alzheimer’s and to raise awareness. It was a beautiful day for a walk along the Plymouth waterfront, and I learned about more resources that the Alzheimer’s Association offers for…
  • Jun 13

    The Globe Made It Sound Like All of Our Seniors are Living Like the 1% and That Ticked Me Off

    The Globe Made It Sound Like All of Our Seniors are Living Like the 1% and That Ticked Me Off
    The Boston Globe Magazine wrote in its 1/31/16 issue of a Massachusetts building boom of senior care communities targeted essentially at the “1%.” You can see that article here. I was ticked off at the tone of the article, to say…
Rank this Week: 4681

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 22

    Idaho Estate Planning - Get Real: Planning for Life, Death, and Disability

    Idaho Estate Planning - Get Real: Planning for Life, Death, and Disability
    One of easiest things to do in this world is to ignore the future and not just any future, our own future. It’s much easier to predict what will happen to other people. We can see with great clarity where they’re headed and the problems…
  • Sep 19

    Idaho Elder Law - Yes, Medicaid Planning is Ethical

    Idaho Elder Law - Yes, Medicaid Planning is Ethical
    Under the attorneys’ rules of professional conduct (our ethical rules) we have an obligation to “zealously represent” our clients. We also cannot advise clients to act in a manner that is illegal or will perpetrate a fraud on the court.
  • Sep 15

    Idaho Elder Law - Medicaid Planning is Legal

    Idaho Elder Law - Medicaid Planning is Legal
    The first thing to know is that it is not illegal to do Medicaid Planning. It is illegal to “hide” assets and hiding assets will land you in prison.
Rank this Week: 2867

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills in Utah. By Jason C. Hunter.

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Sep 20

    How you can benefit from elder law services - Video | KRIV

    How you can benefit from elder law services - Video | KRIV
    via www.fox26houston.com How you can benefit from elder law services? ElderCounsel CEO, Valerie Peterson, J.D., was live on Fox 26 Houston on Thursday, September 15. She talked about common elder law planning misconceptions, long term care in…
  • Aug 22

    The Joy Of Inheriting Appreciated Property

    The Joy Of Inheriting Appreciated Property
    When you inherit property, such as a house or stocks, the property is usually worth more than it was when the original owner purchased it. If you were to sell the property, there could be huge capital gains taxes. Fortunately, when you…
  • Aug 21

    When PODs Go BAD

    When PODs Go BAD
    Are payable on death accounts a simple way to pass assets to heirs or are they a mistake? It sure sounds simple. With a payable on death account or paid on death account, you name a beneficiary who gets the account when you die—no probate,…
Rank this Week: 4578

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Sep 20

    What Happens When There Are Two Wills – Which Takes Precedence?

    What Happens When There Are Two Wills – Which Takes Precedence?
    Throughout a person’s life, one goes through many stages. A person may draft a will in his or her early 20’s, but as one acquires more assets, gets married, and even has children, his or her estate planning needs will change. This…
  • Sep 13

    Steps to Take to Ensure That Your Will is Valid

    Steps to Take to Ensure That Your Will is Valid
    A will is a formal legal document that allows you to dictate how you want your estate to be managed and distributed upon your death. The state of New York has clear laws as to how your will is validated and executed in the manner in which you…
  • Sep 6

    Palliative Care: Will the New Law Affect Your Plans?

    Palliative Care: Will the New Law Affect Your Plans?
    In February 2011, the Palliative Care Information Act was amended by the state of New York. This Act requires that doctors and nurse practitioners inform terminally ill patients about their end-of-life options – and offer counseling…
Rank this Week: 1077

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: 503

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Sep 17

    Wells Fargo’s Senior Management Must Be Held Responsible for Bank Fraud

    Wells Fargo’s Senior Management Must Be Held Responsible for Bank Fraud
    A few years ago, I opened an account at a local branch of Wells Fargo Bank for a limited purpose. Once that purpose was accomplished, I intended to immediately close the account. A young bank officer who facilitated the transaction…
  • Sep 6

    Outfoxed: Carlson Settles for $20 Million & Apology

    Outfoxed: Carlson Settles for $20 Million & Apology
    Former Fox News Anchor Gretchen Carlson  has received among the largest payouts in history  – $20 million – to settle a sexual harassment case. Ironically, the case was settled not by the defendant, former…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1872

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

    Financial Exploitation and Law: What's New?

    Financial Exploitation and Law: What's New?
    New legal tools for financial exploitation prevention and intervention in WV: 1. The Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA) of 2012 www.legis.state.wv.us/wvcode/Code.cfm?chap=39b&art=01#01 Reform of financial powers of attorney includes…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2303

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/
  • Sep 14

    Nursing Home Fight Results in the Death of a Resident

    Nursing Home Fight Results in the Death of a Resident
    A Buffalo nursing home is under investigation after a resident-on-resident fight resulted in death at Emerald South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  The fight began when 83 year old Ruth Murray accidentally wandered into a male…
  • Sep 14

    Nursing Home Fight Results in the Death of a Resident

    Nursing Home Fight Results in the Death of a Resident
    A Buffalo nursing home is under investigation after a resident-on-resident fight resulted in death at Emerald South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  The fight began when 83 year old Ruth Murray accidentally wandered into a male…
  • Sep 6

    Study Suggests Cure to Alzheimer’s May Be on the Horizon

    Study Suggests Cure to Alzheimer’s May Be on the Horizon
    An experimental drug may have led researchers one step closer to preventing Alzheimer’s disease. The drug is called ‘aducanumab’ and was developed by Biogen, a pharmaceutical company based in Massachusetts who also funded…
Rank this Week: 917

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 14

    Hospice Care —Benefits for Those with Life-Limiting Illnesses (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    Hospice Care —Benefits for Those with Life-Limiting Illnesses (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    Hospice care is a team-oriented approach to medical care, designed to enhance the quality of life as it nears its end. It is designed to aid in pain management and offer emotional and spiritual support through palliative therapy, education…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2718

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/
  • Sep 12

    Lawsuit Alleges Patient Death Due to Improper Wheelchair Transfer

    Lawsuit Alleges Patient Death Due to Improper Wheelchair Transfer
    When nursing care center staff members are worn thin due to limited resources and understaffing, it is very likely that they will make mistakes which have serious consequences. Regardless of their intentions, it is important that the people…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 53

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Sep 7

    Family feuds, horse-drawn carriages, vintage automobiles, and brotherly love gone stale

    Family feuds, horse-drawn carriages, vintage automobiles, and brotherly love gone stale
    Family feuds are routinely unpleasant and usually ugly. Unfortunately, estate disputes prove the rule. Passions and emotions are inflamed and sound judgment is often in short supply. However, warring litigants who look to the court for…
  • Sep 6

    CAPITAL DIVIDEND ACCOUNT ELECTIONS AND THE DATE GONE WRONG?

    CAPITAL DIVIDEND ACCOUNT ELECTIONS AND THE DATE GONE WRONG?
    As I mentioned in a previous blog, the capital dividend account (“CDA”) is often a central feature of tax planning for individuals with private corporations with the opportunity to make tax-free distributions to shareholders on…
  • Sep 2

    JOINT ASSETS: APPRECIATING COMPLEXITY

    JOINT ASSETS: APPRECIATING COMPLEXITY
    The potential pitfalls of using joint ownership of property between parent and adult child as a means of reducing exposure to estate administration tax has received increased attention in recent years, in particular since the Pecore decision.…
Rank this Week: 3055

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 7

    Prepare for Proposed 2704 Regulations, Valid or Not

    Prepare for Proposed 2704 Regulations, Valid or Not
    In early August, the IRS issued Proposed Regulations for section 2704. The Treasury Department has been trying to fix what it considers loopholes in that statute since at least 2009. It has sought legislative changes to section 2704 to…
  • Sep 5

    Feedback Is A Two Way Street

    Feedback Is A Two Way Street
    Modern law firms recognize the power of constructive feedback. It helps staff get and stay on track, which can be very motivating, resulting in increased satisfaction and productivity. I’ve previously shared best practices for giving…
  • Sep 2

    All About That Boot Camp

    All About That Boot Camp
    Is our next Boot Camp for you? Mark your calendar and join us next Wednesday to find out! On September 7th at 2pm PT / 5pm ET, the Academy founders, COO, some of our Members, and Kathryn Adams will all join you for a webinar that we like to…
Rank this Week: 3500

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/
  • Sep 4

    Elder Abuse Symposium Comes to Southern California

    Elder Abuse Symposium Comes to Southern California
    It is an unfortunate fact that elder abuse is a common and growing problem in San Diego and throughout the United States. Abuse of the elderly can take many forms, ranging from neglect and abandonment to physical, verbal, financial, and even…
  • Aug 16

    Study Finds Elders at Risk of Abuse from Fellow Nursing Home Resident

    Study Finds Elders at Risk of Abuse from Fellow Nursing Home Resident
    We all have family members that we love and want only the best for. As our parents and other family members reach an age where they may need assisted living or an in-home nurse, the last thing we want to worry about is neglect or abuse.…
  • Jul 22

    SoCal Ex-Cons Charged with Financial Abuse Against Elderly Victim with Alzheimer’

    SoCal Ex-Cons Charged with Financial Abuse Against Elderly Victim with Alzheimer’
    When considering types of elder abuse, neglect and abandonment often come to mind. It is an unpleasant fact however, that elder abuse can and does take many different forms. Financial abuse, for example, can often be just as devastating to a…
Rank this Week: 2894

New York Trusts & Estates Law…

New York Trusts & Estates Law Blog

Covers New York wills, trusts, estates, and elder law. By Saul Elnadav.

http://trustsestateslaw.com
Rank this Week: 915

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 2

    Gene Wilder Kept His Alzheimer’s Diagnosis a Secret to Protect His Young Fan

    Gene Wilder Kept His Alzheimer’s Diagnosis a Secret to Protect His Young Fan
    Gene Wilder died earlier this week.  I grew up admiring the comic genius of Gene Wilder.  I first saw Gene Wilder in The Producers with Zero Mostel in 1967.  That same year, I saw Bonnie and Clyde not realizing that he was also…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4897

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
  • Sep 1

    ALTCS Eligibility in 2016

    ALTCS Eligibility in 2016
    The Arizona Long-Term Care System (ALTCS) is Arizona's implementation of the Medicaid program, which can pay nursing home costs for people that meet certain medical, income, and resource requirements. Income Eligibility For 2016, the income…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4663

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: 1884

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: 2496

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...
Rank this Week: 2928

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: 2155