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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/
  • Jun 27

    Nurse named beneficiary by elderly patient stands to inherit a million dollar

    Nurse named beneficiary by elderly patient stands to inherit a million dollar
    When a frail, elderly person changes his or her will to leave everything to his or her latest caregiver, it is usually problematic. This is because the situation involves so many factors that are suspicious, such as leaving out family or…
  • Jun 16

    Can the executor hire himself to do renovations on estate property?

    Can the executor hire himself to do renovations on estate property?
    Is it okay if the executor of the estate hires himself to do renovations on the estate property? A reader recently asked me about this. Read on to see his question and my comments. "I am the Executor of my Fathers estate. There are four…
  • Jun 15

    New survey shows 74% of Canadians don't have an up-to-date will

    New survey shows 74% of Canadians don't have an up-to-date will
    Recently I was contacted by the folks over at www.legalwills.ca to let me know about the results of a survey they had conducted. Their results are, in fact, really interesting. They report that 74% of Canadians don't have up-to-date wills.…
Rank this Week: 4911

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/
  • Jun 27

    Finally, June 27

    Finally, June 27
    Today is June 27, the first day indicated by CMS as the target date CMS anticipated releasing the adjusted solicitation for the new Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC).  We, at MEDVAL, are eagerly awaiting the revised…
  • Jun 22

    Medicare Trustees Announce Trust Fully Funded Through 2028

    Medicare Trustees Announce Trust Fully Funded Through 2028
    CMS News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2016 Contact: CMS Media Relations (202) 690-6145 | CMS Media Inquiries Medicare Trustees Report Shows Continued Slow Cost Growth Today, the Medicare Trustees projected that the trust fund financing…
  • Jun 21

    C&R Rescinded Because Applicant was not Informed of Risks Associated with not Obtaining CMS Approval

    C&R Rescinded Because Applicant was not Informed of Risks Associated with not Obtaining CMS Approval
    A noteworthy panel decision was reported out of California this week involving the WCAB rescinding the WCJ’s order approving the parties’ C&R due to an alleged “mutual misunderstanding” regarding the MSA. The case…
Rank this Week: 4512

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/
  • Jun 27

    Medication Mistake Caused Injury to Nursing Home Resident, Prompted Lawsuit

    Medication Mistake Caused Injury to Nursing Home Resident, Prompted Lawsuit
    As people get older they often require prescription medications to treat their medical conditions and to keep their problems from worsening. Most elderly people in nursing homes take at least one prescription medication on a regular basis and…
  • Jun 25

    Levin & Perconti Represent Estate of Man Who Died From Nursing Home Neglect

    Levin & Perconti Represent Estate of Man Who Died From Nursing Home Neglect
    Nursing homes should be safe places where our loved ones can live peacefully and securely. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. The resident of a local nursing home died after suffering injuries that were allegedly due to neglectful…
  • Jun 22

    Defective Depuy Hip Implant Prompts Lawsuit

    Defective Depuy Hip Implant Prompts Lawsuit
    Hip surgery is a somewhat common surgery for many older individuals. Weakened or brittle bones may fracture in a fall or could simply deteriorate. Often, doctors recommend hip implant surgery to correct the problem and relieve pain. Depuy…
Rank this Week: 274

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/
  • Jun 27

    When Pharmacists Are Overworked – Problems Abound

    When Pharmacists Are Overworked – Problems Abound
    If the pharmacist provides the wrong medication or the right drug at the wrong dose, the consequences are often extremely dangerous and, at times, deadly. When the drugstore is extremely busy the pharmacist may fill 20 prescriptions or more…
  • Jun 21

    Private Equity Companies See Profits in Nursing Home

    Private Equity Companies See Profits in Nursing Home
    Nursing homes are big business that provide valuable investing opportunities for private equity firms around the world. While not a glamorous business, nursing home chains can make money. In 2009, the U.S. nursing home industry provided more…
  • Jun 14

    Facilities to Take a Closer Look at Use of Antibiotic

    Facilities to Take a Closer Look at Use of Antibiotic
    According to public health watchdog groups, nearly 75 percent of all antibiotics given to ailing residents in nursing facilities are incorrectly prescribed. In many cases, the resident was given the wrong medication or the right medication…
Rank this Week: 307

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/
  • 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...
  • May 23

    Westword Publishes Article on Gerald Propp Case

    Westword Publishes Article on Gerald Propp Case
    The Law Offices of J.M. Reinan, P.C. represents the surviving spouse of Gerald Propp in her claims brought against Mr. Propp’s former assisted living facility, Atria Park of Applewood in Lakewood, Colorado. As detailed in...
Rank this Week: 1076

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
  • Jun 27

    The Disabled Military Child Protection Act is Great For Virginia Military Familie

    The Disabled Military Child Protection Act is Great For Virginia Military Familie
    The Disabled Military Child Protection Act allows Virginia military families with special needs children to protect their children’s eligibility for public benefits while allowing them to participate in their Survivor Benefit Plan…
  • Jun 22

    Only a Small Increase in Social Security Benefits Expected Next Year

    Only a Small Increase in Social Security Benefits Expected Next Year
    Millions of Social Security beneficiaries can expect only a very small increase in monthly payments next year, the trustees who oversee the  retirement and disability program said Wednesday. The projected 0.2 percent increase in Social…
  • Jun 20

    Federal Government Finalizes New Health Care Disability Discrimination Rule

    Federal Government Finalizes New Health Care Disability Discrimination Rule
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released final rules implementing the Affordable Care Act’s anti-discrimination protections, clarifying and expanding on the obligations of health care providers to accommodate…
Rank this Week: 4218

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/
  • Jun 27

    WV flood victims: protect your identity when using public computer

    WV flood victims: protect your identity when using public computer
    Many WV flood victims may have lost the use of their primary computers for accessing critical online resources like their own bank accounts, utility accounts, insurance accounts, benefits application, etc. Beware of identity thieves and…
  • Jun 26

    Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas counties designated for federal disaster fund

    Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas counties designated for federal disaster fund
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the State of West Virginia to supplement state and local recovery efforts in…
  • Jun 24

    WV Seniors in flooded areas can call for free legal assistance

    WV Seniors in flooded areas can call for free legal assistance
    Seniors age 60+ in every county in WV can call WV Senior Legal Aid 1-800-229-5068 to talk to a lawyer for free. Seniors in counties who have been hit by this week's massive flooding across the state may especially need legal help…
Rank this Week: 2372

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
  • Jun 27

    Dead Man Talking

    Dead Man Talking
    When there’s a suit involving someone’s estate, can you get into evidence a hearsay statement by the person who has died? If the statement falls under this exception to the hearsay rule, the dead person may have his or her say in…
  • Jun 24

    To Demur or Not to Demur?

    To Demur or Not to Demur?
    A demurrer can be an excellent tool to challenge the legal sufficiency of allegations in an opponent’s pleadings. In deciding whether to demur to a complaint, defense counsel should consider not only whether a demurrable defect appears…
  • Jun 22

    What to Tell Your Client When the Court Date’s Set

    What to Tell Your Client When the Court Date’s Set
    When a date is set for trial or a hearing at which your client needs to appear, don’t just pick up the phone—write your client a letter. This letter has two purposes: it informs your client of the date and it requests that he or…
Rank this Week: 658

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 27

    Anticholinergic Medications May Be Associated With Cognitive Impairment, Increased Risk of Dementia

    Anticholinergic Medications May Be Associated With Cognitive Impairment, Increased Risk of Dementia
    ABC World News Tonight reported that “certain medications may increase the risk of dementia,” a new study warns. Medicines, “including tablets for cold and flu, allergies and heartburn,” appear to be linked…
  • Jun 24

    How The Social Security Administration Reviews Your Disability Benefit

    How The Social Security Administration Reviews Your Disability Benefit
    The Social Security Administration has written an informative article about the continuing review of disability benefits. You can read the entire article here, but these are the opening paragraphs: When you receive disability benefits, Social…
  • Jun 23

    VA Inspector General Finds Patient Wait Times Manipulated in Houston

    VA Inspector General Finds Patient Wait Times Manipulated in Houston
    This is just pathetic. According to a story in the Wall Street Journal, the VA has been changing records in their computer system to make it appear the wait times for medical appointments are shorter. Why won’t the department just…
Rank this Week: 768

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Jun 27

    5 Legal Issues Facing Grandparent

    5 Legal Issues Facing Grandparent
    Most people assume that by the time they are grandparents, they will not have too many parenting-like hassles. Your kids are fully grown and self-sufficient. Some may even have their own families. Most likely you are now looking toward…
  • Jun 20

    Steps to Administering an Estate

    Steps to Administering an Estate
    The administration process of an estate or trust will typically take six months to a year to complete – and that is a big role to take for anyone. The fiduciary will have numerous tasks that they must complete as part of their role as…
  • Jun 13

    Do I Need to Hire an Attorney to Create a Trust?

    Do I Need to Hire an Attorney to Create a Trust?
    You already know the benefits of creating a living trust – and you want your estate to avoid probate court. But, how do you proceed after you have made such a decision? You may be curious if you can create your own trust. After all,…
Rank this Week: 1833

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Jun 27

    To Cloud or Not To Cloud?

    To Cloud or Not To Cloud?
    As cloud computing proves that it’s here to stay, every user and non-user seems to have an opinion on whether it’s a benefit or a way of making your company’s valuable assets even more vulnerable to hackers. I’m not…
  • Jun 24

    Are You Ready for the Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rules?

    Are You Ready for the Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rules?
    Last month, the Department of Labor passed new Overtime Rules that could have a far-reaching and major impact on American businesses, including law firms. But what does this really mean for employers, and what do you need to consider to…
  • Jun 22

    4 Planning Mistakes with IRAs and Retirement Plan

    4 Planning Mistakes with IRAs and Retirement Plan
    Depending on the age of the client, IRAs (and retirement plans such as 401(k)s) are often their largest asset. Yet, many times, these assets slip through the cracks and their value is not maximized. Here are some common mistakes: Not updating…
Rank this Week: 988

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jun 27

    Estate Trustee During Litigation – A Refresher from the STEP 2016 National Conference

    Estate Trustee During Litigation – A Refresher from the STEP 2016 National Conference
    The reality is, with the impending transfer of one of the largest amounts of wealth in our history from one generation to the next, we are likely to see a continued up-tick in estate litigation. Along with that there will be the increased…
  • Jun 24

    Can an executor act as a witness to a Will?

    Can an executor act as a witness to a Will?
    Two witnesses are sometimes hard to find. In a pinch, could an individual who is appointed as an executor under a Will act as a witness to that Will? In Ontario, the rules governing the formalities of Wills, including the eligibility of…
  • Jun 23

    The Force is Ageing

    The Force is Ageing
    Are you one of 35% of employed Canadians providing care to a family member or friend? Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Need help finding 'the balance'? There are some resources that can assist.
Rank this Week: 3192

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Jun 27

    Orianna Health System

    Orianna Health System
    Greenville Online had an article on the national for-profit nursing home chain Covenant Dove attempting to increase their market share in South Carolina. Covenant Dove, which this month became Orianna Health Systems, is a private…
  • Jun 26

    Indictment for Neglect Recorded on Video

    Indictment for Neglect Recorded on Video
    NY1 reported the indictment of 2 caregivers at the Peninsula Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Far Rockaway, NY for allegedly neglecting a severely disabled patient as he lay bleeding on the floor.  Attorney General Eric…
  • Jun 25

    Thompson Arbitration Decision

    Thompson Arbitration Decision
    John T. Brooks and Jena L. Levin at Wealth Management wrote an article on the recent South Carolina case Thompson v. Pruitt Corp. (S.C. App., 2016).  ” While the enforceability of arbitration agreements in general…
Rank this Week: 190

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
  • Jun 27

    OSHA Mandates Will Improve Injury Reporting

    OSHA Mandates Will Improve Injury Reporting
    Chicago Job Related Injury Lawyers It is estimated that more than three million workers are injured on the job or suffer from a job-related illness each year in the country. Unfortunately, a large majority of those come from Illinois –…
  • Jun 24

    Wrongful Death Claims: Most Commonly Settled Hospital Lawsuits in Illinoi

    Wrongful Death Claims: Most Commonly Settled Hospital Lawsuits in Illinoi
    Chicago Hospital Lawsuits Lawyer A study recently conducted by Johns Hopkins University made headlines when it concluded that medical errors were the third leading cause of death in the United States. The study found that 250,000 deaths each…
  • Jun 20

    Five Tips to Consider When Suing a Store for Your Slip and Fall Injury

    Five Tips to Consider When Suing a Store for Your Slip and Fall Injury
    Chicago Slip-and-Fall Lawsuit Attorney Slip and fall injuries are common in retail stores. Whether they are caused by wet flooring, uneven carpeting, cluttered walkways, or even icy sidewalks, they prompt hundreds of claims each year in the…
Rank this Week: 2646

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/
  • Jun 26

    Medicare Appeal

    Medicare Appeal
    The GAO issued a new report on improving the Medicare Appeals process for original Medicare. Medicare Fee-For-Service: Opportunities Remain to Improve Appeals Process was released on June 9, 2016. Here is what the GAO found: The appeals…
  • Jun 24

    When "Good Enough" Is Not Good Enough At All

    When "Good Enough" Is Not Good Enough At All
    Our friend, GW Law Professor Naomi Cahn, has shared with us a recent essay by her long-time friend, Cindy Schweich Handler, who writes of the death of her mother-in-law. This essay presents an important counterpoint to the lawsuit that…
  • Jun 23

    Challenge to California's Aid-in-Dying Law

    Challenge to California's Aid-in-Dying Law
    I don't think we should be surprised to learn that a lawsuit has been filed, challenging California's aid-in-dying law that became effective earlier this month. The LA Times reported on June 9, 2016 that a suit had been filed. Opponents...
Rank this Week: 810

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Jun 26

    Medicaid Estate Recovery – The Facts (Part 1) #MedicaidEstateRecovery

    Medicaid Estate Recovery – The Facts (Part 1) #MedicaidEstateRecovery
                I got a call the other day from the son of a client.  We had obtained Medicaid for his father, preserving the home and just under $120,000 under Medicaid’s…
  • Jun 19

    When Protecting Assets Beware of Capital Gains Tax (Part 3)

    When Protecting Assets Beware of Capital Gains Tax (Part 3)
                The last two weeks I have been explaining the danger of ignoring a potential capital gains tax while focusing on the avoidance of estate tax and asset protection from the cost…
  • Jun 12

    When Protecting Assets Beware of Capital Gains Tax (Part 2)

    When Protecting Assets Beware of Capital Gains Tax (Part 2)
                 Last week I told you that when protecting assets from the cost of long term care or from an estate tax when you pass away, there is another tax – capital gains tax…
Rank this Week: 1888

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Two Wills, Two Different Countrie

    Two Wills, Two Different Countrie
    International Will Issues As our world continues to grow and technology allows us to move places once never thought imagined, many individuals have the opportunity to live abroad throughout the course of their lives. After spending time in a…
  • Jun 20

    What To Do When There are Multiple Wills Written: Which Takes Precedence?

    What To Do When There are Multiple Wills Written: Which Takes Precedence?
    Over the course of your life, you go through many stages. For some people that includes moving to and from different states, entering or dissolving a marriage, having children, losing loved ones, and having significant changes in income. As…
  • Jun 16

    Elders Right to Live in the Community

    Elders Right to Live in the Community
    In 1999, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Olmstead v. L.C. that, consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals with mental disabilities have a right to live within their community as opposed to an institution, if…
Rank this Week: 4903

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/
  • Jun 24

    Should I Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance?

    Should I Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance?
    70 percent of seniors will eventually need living assistance and you should be aware of the potential long-term care costs that you could face as a senior. The post Should I Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance? appeared first on Law Office of…
  • Jun 15

    Protecting Your Family in a Digital World

    Protecting Your Family in a Digital World
    What follows are some of the tips and strategies provided by the speaker, Jeff Lanza, a Retired FBI Agent, on how to better protect yourself and your family in a digital world. The post Protecting Your Family in a Digital World appeared first…
  • Jun 9

    Commonly Asked Medi-Cal Questions (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    Commonly Asked Medi-Cal Questions (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    Q: Once I qualify for Medi-Cal, will the quality of long term care I receive be sub-standard? A:    No. It is illegal for a long term care facility to discriminate against someone receiving Medi-Cal benefits. By law, Medi-Cal…
Rank this Week: 2748

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Jun 24

    Probate Basics: What You Need to Know about Probate in North Dakota

    Probate Basics: What You Need to Know about Probate in North Dakota
    Probate Basics: What You Need to Know about Probate in North Dakota from Raymond German When someone dies, they leave behind an estate that is made up of the assets they owned at the time of death. Eventually, those assets need to be…
  • Jun 23

    Can an IRA Be Inherited Tax-Free?

    Can an IRA Be Inherited Tax-Free?
    Many if not most people have individual retirement accounts that they are contributing into with their senior years in mind. There are two different types of IRAs that are most commonly utilized: Roth IRAs, and traditional individual…
  • Jun 21

    Medicaid Planning: Should It Be Part of Your Estate Plan

    Medicaid Planning: Should It Be Part of Your Estate Plan
    Medicaid Planning: Should It Be Part of Your Estate Plan from Raymond German Medicaid planning uses legal tools and strategies to set up your estate in a way that reduces the value of your “countable resources” for Medicaid…
Rank this Week: 2572

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/
  • Jun 24

    Nursing Home Abuse and Conservatorship

    Nursing Home Abuse and Conservatorship
    If an elderly California resident is declared incompetent and placed under a conservatorship (also known in many places as a guardianship), can that senior actually be at greater risk of elder abuse? According to a recent article in Forbes…
  • Jun 17

    New Report on Elder Abuse Prevention

    New Report on Elder Abuse Prevention
    Given that the elderly population of Southern California continues to grow, we need to invest time and effort into preventing elder abuse and nursing home abuse, according to a recent article in McKnight’s Long-Term Care News. While we…
  • Jun 10

    California Supreme Court Rules Against Elderly Patient

    California Supreme Court Rules Against Elderly Patient
    If an elderly patient visits an outpatient healthcare facility and is not advised to seek an opinion from a specialist, can that outpatient healthcare facility be liable for elder neglect? According to a recent article from the Courthouse…
Rank this Week: 1335

Potter Law Firm Blog

Potter Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

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

    Bad News for Social Security Recipient

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

    Legacy Planning: Things Money Can’t Buy

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

    Wills and Trusts: Understand the Difference

    Wills and Trusts: Understand the Difference
    There are people who make assumptions about estate planning documents. One of them is the notion that wills and trusts are pretty much the same thing. The idea is that a trust is just a fancy will that costs more money to create, but there is…
Rank this Week: 626

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 249

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/
  • Jun 23

    What Is a Stretch IRA?

    What Is a Stretch IRA?
    This is an article from the Northern California Center for Estate Planning & Elder Law (http://www.norcalplanners.com/) in Sacramento, California, that we thought others may find helpful. Estate planning attorneys often help people who…
  • Jun 16

    Some Commonly Asked Estate Planning Question

    Some Commonly Asked Estate Planning Question
    This is an article from the Vermillion Law Firm, LLC (http://www.vermillionlawfirm.com/) in Dallas, Texas, that we thought others may find helpful. The estate planning process is something that everyone should do, but it’s also…
  • Jun 9

    What You Need to Talk to Your Aging Parents About Right Now

    What You Need to Talk to Your Aging Parents About Right Now
    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. None of us are getting any younger, and for children of elderly parents there are…
Rank this Week: 662

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

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

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
Rank this Week: 2919

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/
  • Jun 22

    Help may be needed in deciding on senior housing

    Help may be needed in deciding on senior housing
    Elderly people who value their independence and are accustomed to living alone are increasingly becoming incapable of doing so. The need for medical attention may prompt some older individuals to consider their options, including moving to a…
  • Jun 8

    Net gifts can be used to reduce gift tax rate

    Net gifts can be used to reduce gift tax rate
    One strategy to lower your taxable estate is lifetime giving. However, there is a gift tax rate of 40 percent. If you have exhausted your $5.43 million gift and estate tax exemption, and you wish to lower your gift taxes, consider the…
  • Jun 7

    Andrew Hook talks to Stretcher about revocable living trust

    Andrew Hook talks to Stretcher about revocable living trust
    In an interview for Stretcher.com, Attorney Andrew Hook explains the meaning of a revocable living trust by dividing the term into its main parts: “revocable,” “living” and “trust.” He describes a revocable…
Rank this Week: 1794

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Covers New York estate planning, probate, elder law and health care issues. By Dutcher & Zatkowsky.

http://www.dutcher-zatkowsky.com
  • Jun 22

    Estate Planning Mistakes By Celebritie

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

    Working Daughters Face Special Crisi

    Working Daughters Face Special Crisi
    Working moms have it rough, but there are resources available to them to navigate the choppy seas. An article in The Atlantic says working daughters have few such resources. There are 44 million unpaid eldercare providers in the United…
  • Jun 1

    Life Changes That Signal It Is Time to Get a Will

    Life Changes That Signal It Is Time to Get a Will
    Life can change dramatically in a flash. So you’ve got to be ready. A story on doughroller.net says being prepared for life’s changes includes the estate planning process. It means planning for your death or for incapacity. Estate…
Rank this Week: 1050

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/
  • Jun 20

    Getting the Right Power of Attorney

    Getting the Right Power of Attorney
    We never know what life has in store for us. We are always at risk of becoming temporarily or permanently incapacitated due to accident, illness, or aging. A power of attorney allows you (the “principal”) to give someone else (your…
  • Jun 7

    Something Beautiful…..

    Something Beautiful…..
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  • May 22

    A Shameful Problem: Elder Financial Abuse

    A Shameful Problem: Elder Financial Abuse
    A new report suggests that financial abuse of older adults is much more prevalent than previous thought. The statistics we have been using on financial fraud and exploitation of the elderly may be way low. If you are over 65 you probably…
Rank this Week: 369

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/
  • Jun 19

    Medicare observation status notices, set to begin August 7, causing concern

    Medicare observation status notices, set to begin August 7, causing concern
    Hospital patients on observation status are considered too sick to go home, but not sick enough to be formally admitted. Beginning August 7, Medicare beneficiaries in the hospital on observation status must be notified of that status within…
  • Jun 16

    Higher standard for advice on tax-advantaged retirement account

    Higher standard for advice on tax-advantaged retirement account
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  • Jun 15

    Named to Florida Super Lawyers list again!

    Named to Florida Super Lawyers list again!
    I am delighted to announce my ten-year anniversary! Well, sort of. This is the 10th year that I have been named to Thomson Reuter's list of Florida Super Lawyers. The honor is given to outstanding attorneys who have achieved a high level of…
Rank this Week: 1115

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/
  • Jun 19

    New Requirement that Bare Trusts be Disclosed on Property Transfer Tax Return

    New Requirement that Bare Trusts be Disclosed on Property Transfer Tax Return
    The Government of British Columbia has amended the Property Transfer Tax Return to require more information on the purchase of land, effective June 10, 2016. The requirement that a purchaser who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident…
  • Jun 11

    Wong v. Chong Estate

    Wong v. Chong Estate
    The law with respect to joint tenancy in British Columbia is nuanced. The basic idea is that if property is held in a joint tenancy between two people, on the death of one, the title passes to the survivor. But if one of the joint tenants…
  • May 30

    Sabey Rule LLP Announces Association with Ken M. Kramer Q.C. and KMK Law Corporation.

    Sabey Rule LLP Announces Association with Ken M. Kramer Q.C. and KMK Law Corporation.
    I am pleased to announce the association of Ken M.  Kramer Q.C.  and his firm KMK Law Corporation with our law firm, Sabey Rule LLP.  Ken is a senior lawyer and founder and principal of KMK Law Corporation, a boutique law firm…
Rank this Week: 982

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Wisconsin Estate Planning

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

http://blog.tesarlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 324

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
  • 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…
  • May 2

    Medicaid Planning for Parents in New York

    Medicaid Planning for Parents in New York
    As parents get older, children begin to take on the role of caretaker and assist their parents in making various medical and financial decisions. In fact, I receive more phone calls from children of seniors looking for Medicaid planning for…
  • Mar 30

    Should I Deed My Home to My Children?

    Should I Deed My Home to My Children?
    I often receive phone calls from potential clients asking whether, as an estate planning and elder attorney, I recommend that they add their children as co-owners to the deed of their house, co-op, or condominium. The callers are usually…
Rank this Week: 1945

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jun 16

    Having “The Talk”…About Dementia

    Having “The Talk”…About Dementia
    Just as it’s not easy for parents to bring up the birds and the bees with their kids, it’s anything but easy to begin a conversation with a loved one about how they want to live at the end of their lives. But it’s vitally…
  • Jun 2

    Estate Planning Lessons From Prince

    Estate Planning Lessons From Prince
    Celebrity deaths have a way of occupying the attention of the media. In addition, of course, to his immense talents, Prince’s recent death is noteworthy for his failure to do any estate planning. What lessons can us non-celebrities…
  • May 13

    Probate Judges Can’t Always Be Superhero

    Probate Judges Can’t Always Be Superhero
    If you've been through the probate process, you may have wished for the probate judge to save the day. But, they can't always be superheroes. The post Probate Judges Can’t Always Be Superheros appeared first on Cramer Law Center.
Rank this Week: 3077

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/
  • Jun 16

    Court dismisses challenge to “over-60” bank account

    Court dismisses challenge to “over-60” bank account
    Under a case just decided in New Jersey, banks can continue to offer senior citizens the benefit of bank accounts with special favorable terms. BCB Banccorp Inc. and BCB Community Bank operate in New Jersey and offer a variety of ……
  • Jun 12

    When Hiring In-Home Caregivers, Consider the Legal as well as Personal Issue

    When Hiring In-Home Caregivers, Consider the Legal as well as Personal Issue
    Under New Jersey law, the field of home care services is regulated by the NewJjersey Department of Health, and the copious regulations can be found in N.J.A.C. 10:60. Home health aides and home health nurses are credentialed by the NJ…
  • Jun 6

    Disability Integration Act of 2015 is a pending bill with great promise

    Disability Integration Act of 2015 is a pending bill with great promise
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) introduced a bill in Congress that’s designed to ensure that Medicaid-eligible people who are aged or have disabilities can receive their necessary services out in the community through the Medicaid Home and…
Rank this Week: 2726

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/
  • Jun 15

    Nurses Caught on Video Abusing Nursing Home Resident in Queens, NY

    Nurses Caught on Video Abusing Nursing Home Resident in Queens, NY
    On June 2, 2016, two nurses were indicted after being caught on video surveillance ignoring an injured patient at Peninsula Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  The incident occurred in October 2015. A 51 year old disabled male patient…
  • Jun 15

    Buffalo Nursing Aide Arrested for Physically Abusing Resident

    Buffalo Nursing Aide Arrested for Physically Abusing Resident
    Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the arrest of a certified nurse aide in Buffalo, NY on June 14, 2016.  Angelene Burton, 53, is charged with slapping an 88 year old nursing home resident. She was arrested after a…
  • Jun 2

    CMS Survey Shows Decrease in Nursing Home Deficiencie

    CMS Survey Shows Decrease in Nursing Home Deficiencie
    The Nursing Home Data Compendium for 2015 was published March 25, 2016 and showed the percentage of nursing homes with deficiency-free surveys is increasing; this data was collected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).…
Rank this Week: 1181

Attorney David Engler's Elder Law…

Attorney David Engler's Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law, elder care, probate, estate law and family law.

http://davidengler.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 15

    Just in Time for Father’s Day: A Dad and His Daughter are Reunited after 10 Years!

    Just in Time for Father’s Day: A Dad and His Daughter are Reunited after 10 Years!
    Warren Tribune Chronicle Writer Virginia Shank chronicled the story of a father who never stopped searching for his daughter who disappeared during a custody battle involving himself and his daughter’s mother.  Although…
  • May 2

    Engler Law Firm Welcomes Attorney Elizabeth Ramdin Repasky!

    Engler Law Firm Welcomes Attorney Elizabeth Ramdin Repasky!
    Engler Law Firm welcomes Elizabeth Ramdin Repasky as Associate Attorney at its Youngstown, Ohio firm, located at 725 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite S-3 in Boardman. Ramdin Repasky graduated from the University of Akron School of Law in…
  • Mar 11

    41 Year-Old Woman Rapes 14 Year Old Boy While Her Kids Sleep At Party

    41 Year-Old Woman Rapes 14 Year Old Boy While Her Kids Sleep At Party
    The Dad of the 14 year old approached the podium in Judge Rice’s Courtroom.  He looked like he had just finished a shift at a foundry from the look of the dust on his work jeans and boots.  The Defendant, Regina Turner,…
Rank this Week: 2913

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 14

    Alzheimer’s 10th Annual Educational Conference and Caregiver Day

    Alzheimer’s 10th Annual Educational Conference and Caregiver Day
    I will be on the afternoon panel of this day-long conference.  This year’s annual conference features the film “Alive Inside,” which shows how music can reach into the depths of our souls even when are minds betray us,…
  • Jan 12

    National Grid Warns Customers to Guard Themselves & Sensitive Account Information

    National Grid Warns Customers to Guard Themselves &amp; Sensitive Account Information
    Apparently scammers are getting better at their craft – received this from my local police department: During this holiday season National Grid and local police departments received an increasing number of calls from customers…
Rank this Week: 4697

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiaelderabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 12

    Elder Neglect: Poor Nutrition in San Diego Nursing Home

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

    Elder Neglect: Poor Nutrition in San Diego Nursing Home

    Elder Neglect: Poor Nutrition in San Diego Nursing Home
    Nursing homes in San Diego have a legal responsibility to ensure that residents are properly nourished. Nursing home staff must monitor residents during mealtime to ensure that all residents are being properly fed. Likewise, failure to…
  • Jun 5

    Telemarketing and Financial Scams Targeting San Diego Elder

    Telemarketing and Financial Scams Targeting San Diego Elder
    The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has called financial abuse in elders “the crime of the century,” due to its prevalence in the senior community. In San Diego, as in the rest of the country, seniors are often directly targeted…
Rank this Week: 3037

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/
  • Jun 9

    The Powers and Duties of a Guardian of an Incompetent Adult in North Carolina

    The Powers and Duties of a Guardian of an Incompetent Adult in North Carolina
    The Responsibilities of a Legal Guardian in North Carolina Continue reading →
  • Jun 7

    Applying for Probate in North Carolina

    Applying for Probate in North Carolina
    Any executor named in a will may, at any time after the death of the testator, apply to the clerk of the superior court to have the will admitted to probate. If no named executor applies to have the will proved … Continue reading…
  • Jun 7

    Applying for Probate in North Carolina

    Applying for Probate in North Carolina
    Any executor named in a will may, at any time after the death of the testator, apply to the clerk of the superior court to have the will admitted to probate. If no named executor applies to have the will proved … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 2220

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/
  • May 27

    Remarriage Protection

    Remarriage Protection
    Remarriage Protection Many lawyers proclaim to have remarriage protection in their estate planning documents, but few estate plans deal with these issues completely. A traditional trust that deals with remarriage will include language that…
  • May 4

    Prince – Estate planning

    Prince – Estate planning
    Like many deaths, the death of the legendary pop star Prince came as a shock and surprise for the world.  What shocked estate planning attorneys even more so is the possibility that Prince may have died without a will or an estate plan,…
  • May 4

    Prince – Estate planning

    Prince – Estate planning
    Like many deaths, the death of the legendary pop star Prince came as a shock and surprise for the world.  What shocked estate planning attorneys even more so is the possibility that Prince may have died without a will or an estate plan,…
Rank this Week: 1723

Law Office of Robert L. Boydstun…

Law Office of Robert L. Boydstun Blog

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

http://www.boydstunlaw.com/blog/
  • May 27

    Beware: Your Estate May Contain an Unnecessary Bypass Trust

    Beware: Your Estate May Contain an Unnecessary Bypass Trust
    A once-popular estate planning tool may now cost families more in taxes than it saves. Changes in the estate tax have made the "bypass trust" a less appealing option for many families. The post Beware: Your Estate May Contain an Unnecessary…
  • May 24

    Medicaid's Benefits for Assisted Living Facility Resident

    Medicaid's Benefits for Assisted Living Facility Resident
    Almost all state Medicaid programs will cover some assisted living costs, although there may be a waiting list. The post Medicaid's Benefits for Assisted Living Facility Residents appeared first on Boydstun.
  • May 19

    Four Social Security Myths Debunked

    Four Social Security Myths Debunked
    There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding the Social Security system. Here are four common myths and the truth about how Social Security works and its future prospects. The post Four Social Security Myths Debunked appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 2578

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

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

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • May 26

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

    Before You Travel This Summer, Don’t Forget These 5 Estate Planning Must Do
    It’s travel season! Whether you’re planning to dip your toes in the sand and surf, or ride the newest attractions at your favorite amusement park, you’re ready to hit the road (or the skies) and get out of town! Before you…
  • Apr 26

    Candidates' Proposed Estate Tax Plan

    Candidates' Proposed Estate Tax Plan
    Robert Woods, writing for Forbes: Under current law, estates worth $5.45 million or less are exempt from federal estate tax. Beyond that, you pay. Call it an estate tax, a death tax, or a tax on accumulated wealth. Whatever you call it, it…
  • Apr 14

    Bernie Sander's Estate Tax Plan

    Bernie Sander's Estate Tax Plan
    Ashlea Ebeling, reporting for Forbes: The Sanders bill, a rewrite of a bill he introduced in 2010—the year the estate tax lapsed under the Bush tax cuts — would exempt the first $3.5 million on an individual’s estate from…
Rank this Week: 4673

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • May 20

    Tipping Point for Age Discrimination in Hiring?

    Tipping Point for Age Discrimination in Hiring?
    There suddenly are several class action lawsuits pending in federal court that could potentially bring an end to decades of epidemic and unaddressed age discrimination in hiring in the United States. We may be at…
  • May 19

    The New Overtime Rule

    The New Overtime Rule
    The U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule today changing the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The final rule, which goes into effect on December 16, will: Raise the  salary threshold indicating…
  • May 16

    EEOC Pitches Lack of Diversity in the Tech Industry as an “Innovation Opportunity”

    EEOC Pitches Lack of Diversity in the Tech Industry as an “Innovation Opportunity”
    After more than a decade of ignoring rampant and blatant age discrimination in the tech industry (and everywhere else), the issue appears finally to have surfaced on the EEOC’s radar screen. But it is not being seen as an…
Rank this Week: 1973

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • May 17

    Time to take RMDs. Time to understand taxes.

    Time to take RMDs. Time to understand taxes.
    An IRA can be a beautiful thing.  You can contribute money to a retirement account and it grows tax deferred until you withdraw it.  Many folks leave their IRAs in place, still growing through retirement until they have to start…
  • May 10

    Suitability vs. Fiduciary

    Suitability vs. Fiduciary
    As an attorney, I’m often interacting with other professionals in my clients’ lives. In reflecting on these interactions, I sometimes wonder if my clients’ financial professional is doing what is in their best interest. In…
  • May 3

    Will Medicare pay for my long-term care?

    Will Medicare pay for my long-term care?
    Many Americans don’t consider the cost of future long-term care. Those that do, often grossly underestimate the actual costs. Long-term care consists mainly of custodial care or assistance with daily activities such as eating, bathing,…
Rank this Week: 2206

Massachusetts Estate Planning,…

Massachusetts Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law

Features a blend of common sense info for clients and family caregivers and in-depth probate, tax and Medicaid analysis for lawyers & CPAs. By Brian E. Barreira.

http://elderlaw.info/
Rank this Week: 4915

Sykes Elder Blawg

Sykes Elder Blawg

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

http://www.elderlawofpgh.com/blog/
  • May 11

    Will the bank honor your power of attorney?

    Will the bank honor your power of attorney?
    A recent article in the New York Times reported on the resistance of banks (and other financial institutions) to honor requests by someone holding power of attorney for an incapacitated person. In one case, the son of a woman with…
  • May 6

    Who can contest a will?

    Who can contest a will?
    Who can file a will contest under Pennsylvania law? Quick answer: only someone who would benefit financially from having the will declared invalid. Suppose John Doe signs his first and only Last Will and Testament on his death bed. It was…
  • Apr 26

    Pennsylvania authorizes ABLE Act accounts for the disabled

    Pennsylvania authorizes ABLE Act accounts for the disabled
    Many disabled individuals in the U.S. receive public benefits from programs that place restrictions on the dollar amount (typically $2,000) of assets a recipient can own. Medicaid and SSI are two examples. Federal and state law allow the…
Rank this Week: 2822