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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/
  • Apr 19

    Bill 14 - Justice Statutes Amendment Act, 2014, Amending WESA, has Passed and Been Given Royal Assent

    Bill 14 - Justice Statutes Amendment Act, 2014, Amending WESA, has Passed and Been Given Royal Assent
    Bill 14, which contains an amendment to section 2 (2) of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act , has passed, and was given Royal Asset on April 9, 2014. Section 2 (2) sets out when people cease to be spouses for the purpose of the Act. You…
  • Apr 13

    Notice of Dispute

    Notice of Dispute
    In British Columbia, under the new probate rules, if you wish to dispute the validity of a will, and oppose a grant of probate or of administration of the will, you may file a notice of dispute before the Supreme Court of British Columbia…
  • Apr 6

    Bentley v. Maplewood Seniors Care Society

    Bentley v. Maplewood Seniors Care Society
    Margaret Anne Bentley lives in the Maplewood care facility in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1999, and her condition has deteriorated to the point where she moves little, does not…
Rank this Week: 2691

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Apr 19

    Video Surveillance

    Video Surveillance
    Last fall, the New York Times posted an informative blog article discussing the pros and cons of families placing hidden cameras to protect loved ones from being abused or neglected in nursing homes. Certainly, many of the most shocking cases…
  • Apr 18

    The Dementia Village

    The Dementia Village
    Often this blog focuses on things going wrong in the nursing home and elder care industries. Today though, the focus is on a groundbreaking facility in Holland that seems to be getting a lot of things right. De Hogewayk is a special home…
  • Apr 17

    Repeat Offender

    Repeat Offender
    Government officials in Texas are squabbling over whether to terminate state contracts with nursing homes which repeatedly are found to abuse and neglect residents. The Department of Aging and Disability Services (aka DADS) in Texas has…
Rank this Week: 151

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/
  • Apr 18

    Eyes wide open - should you accept that executor appointment?

    Eyes wide open - should you accept that executor appointment?
    I'm attaching a link to a post by Ontario lawyer Corina Weigl, who blogs at www.allaboutestates.ca. In her article, Ms. Weigl talks about the fact that many executors and court-appointed administrators take on the assigned role without even…
  • Apr 18

    Beneficiaries got nothing when executor used the house for security - and lost it

    Beneficiaries got nothing when executor used the house for security - and lost it
    There is a new case from the Ontario Court of Appeal this month that I believe holds a really valuable lesson for beneficiaries. It's the case of DiMichele v. DiMichele. The facts, briefly, are that Mrs. DiMichele died in 1996, leaving her…
  • Apr 13

    Executor is charging the beneficiaries to live in the house they inherited

    Executor is charging the beneficiaries to live in the house they inherited
    Does your will contain trusts that affect your children? Are those trusts complete and clear enough to avoid problems? Have you really thought through how it's all supposed to work after you're gone? I received a note from two young people…
Rank this Week: 1216

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/
  • Apr 18

    There IS an App for That Advance Directive!

    There IS an App for That Advance Directive!
    Charlie Sabatino, Executive Director of the ABA Commission on Law & Aging sent me an email to let me know about the release of an update to the app, My Health Care Wishes. According to the flyer for the app...
  • Apr 18

    Legal Advocates Take Swift Action to Preserve Access to Social Security Benefits in Oregon

    Legal Advocates Take Swift Action to Preserve Access to Social Security Benefits in Oregon
    Three legal advocacy organizations, Disability Rights Oregon, the Oregon Law Center and the National Senior Citizens Law Center, worked as a team to initiate a class action suit in Oregon on behalf of 700 individuals with disabilities to…
  • Apr 18

    Older Adult Protective Service Options: When Even Court Orders Are Not Enough

    Older Adult Protective Service Options: When Even Court Orders Are Not Enough
    My various search routines regularly alert me to cases involving older adults. I was reading an unpublished Washington Court of Appeals decision dated February 2014 in State v. Knopp, which at first seemed fairly straight-forward, if sad. A…
Rank this Week: 462

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Apr 18

    President Proposes Estate Tax Increase

    President Proposes Estate Tax Increase
    We currently have a $5.25 million unified exclusion that applies to your estate and the taxable gifts that you have given throughout your life. The maximum rate of the estate tax and the gift tax at the present time is 40%. These parameters…
  • Apr 16

    Inheritance Tax Vs. Estate Tax

    Inheritance Tax Vs. Estate Tax
    A lot of people think that an estate tax and an inheritance tax are one and the same, but in fact they are two different things and we would like to clear up the distinctions here. The estate tax is levied on the entirety of the estate before…
  • Apr 14

    What Is Your Net Worth?

    What Is Your Net Worth?
    Financial planning attorneys will advise you to remain apprised of your net worth at all times. There are a number of different reasons for this, and one of them is the fact that you need to know exactly where you are in the present to…
Rank this Week: 586

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/
  • Apr 18

    Consider Gifting Your IRA To Your Grandchildren

    Consider Gifting Your IRA To Your Grandchildren
    IRAs can be a very powerful estate planning tool that can pass to generations with deferred tax implications, however be sure to carefully evaluate all the options, advantages and disadvantages before simply naming a beneficiary.
  • Apr 16

    When To Shut Down The Pacemaker

    When To Shut Down The Pacemaker
    If you have a pacemaker make sure you discuss this with your legal advisor and ensure proper authority is given to them to make decisions regarding the pacemaker on your behalf should you be unable to do so.
  • Apr 14

    Planning For The Final Chapter

    Planning For The Final Chapter
    Simply setting goals in life without a plan to accomplish them may not be enough.
Rank this Week: 3633

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: 3290

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    RELATIONSHIP SERIES – PART 3

    RELATIONSHIP SERIES – PART 3
    Our Relationships Series previously has covered the unique estate planning challenges faced by blended families and by same-sex and other unmarried couples.  Today we will address another group that is in dire need of proper planning:…
  • Apr 4

    THE LATEST DO-IT-YOURSELF NIGHTMARE

    THE LATEST DO-IT-YOURSELF NIGHTMARE
    We are constantly warning clients and friends alike of the dangers of do-it-yourself estate planning.  The odds are just too high that a fill-in-the-blanks estate plan will fail.  We hate to say we told you so, but here it is…
  • Mar 24

    RELATIONSHIP SERIES – PART 2

    RELATIONSHIP SERIES – PART 2
    Scenario No.1 – Single Mom with Kids Marries Single Dad with Kids   Although this type of “stepfamily” is becoming more and more common, it comes with significant hurdles to overcome.  If you are part of a blended…
Rank this Week: 873

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
  • Apr 18

    Refreshing Recollection in Court

    Refreshing Recollection in Court
    It’s common for witnesses forget facts while testifying—often due to nerves and sometimes due to selective memory. The good news is that you can use almost any item to refresh a witness’s recollection. A common way to…
  • Apr 16

    Free, Open-Source, and Possibly Risky

    Free, Open-Source, and Possibly Risky
    Once an exception, the use of free and open-source software (FOSS) in commercial software products has become the rule. FOSS is particularly attractive to resource-strapped companies looking to avoid high software development costs or…
  • Apr 14

    Are Parents Required to Pay for College?

    Are Parents Required to Pay for College?
    The following is a guest blog post by Maggie LaBranch, a solo practitioner located in San Jose, California. Her passion in law shines in making personal connections and building relationships in her family law and trusts and estates…
Rank this Week: 1754

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Why You May Have Been Denied Disability Benefits And What To Do Now

    Why You May Have Been Denied Disability Benefits And What To Do Now
    Although there are many difficult situations that individuals will have to deal with during the course of life, being denied disability can be particularly difficult. Yet by learning more about this process and what can be done about it,…
  • Apr 17

    Medical Malpractice: Everything You Need to Know about the Dangers and Your Right

    Medical Malpractice: Everything You Need to Know about the Dangers and Your Right
    The world can sometimes be a dangerous place, and injuries and illness sometimes strike when you least expect them. But thanks to advances in medical science, many conditions can be addressed safely and effectively. As a result, people…
  • Apr 16

    Living the Snowbird Lifestyle

    Living the Snowbird Lifestyle
    This article is from Sarah Kelly, a retired nurse, RV fanatic, and Twitter pro. If you need a good reason to go south for the winter (or spring even!), look at Michigan’s average January temperature. At 12 degrees, the state is…
Rank this Week: 1355

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    What Is Medicaid in the Quad Cities Illinois?

    What Is Medicaid in the Quad Cities Illinois?
    Healthcare coverage has been at the forefront of the political arena for some time now. Although we enjoy exceptional medical care in the United States, it isn’t cheap. For the uninsured, medical bills can be so high that they lead to…
  • Apr 16

    How Do Elder Law Attorneys in the Quad Cities Charge?

    How Do Elder Law Attorneys in the Quad Cities Charge?
    Choosing an attorney in the Quad Cities is often a difficult and time consuming process for any type of legal issue. When you are in need of an elder law attorney the need to choose the right attorney is amplified for several reasons. While…
  • Apr 14

    What Questions Should I Ask a Quad Cities Elder Law Attorney?

    What Questions Should I Ask a Quad Cities Elder Law Attorney?
    Whether for yourself or for an elderly loved one, odds are good that you will need the services of an elder law attorney at some point in the future. Because you may never have worked with an elder law attorney before the odds are also good…
Rank this Week: 2923

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Good News for NY Medicaid System - Agreement Reached with Federal Government

    Good News for NY Medicaid System - Agreement Reached with Federal Government
    Uncertainty reigned over the last few months regarding the budget situation for the New York Medicaid system. Fortunately, an agreement has been reached which should provide more long-term stability and the ease the minds of both policymakers…
  • Apr 16

    The Mickey Rooney Example: Be Clear About Funeral & Burial Plan

    The Mickey Rooney Example: Be Clear About Funeral & Burial Plan
    Legendary actor Mickey Rooney died earlier this month at the age of 93. Over the later course of his life, Rooney offered many important lessons related to elder law estate planning. For one thing, he was a vocal advocate against senior…
  • Apr 15

    Science of the Brain & Elder Financial Exploitation

    Science of the Brain & Elder Financial Exploitation
    Advances in brain research are shedding new light on how our minds function. This includes understanding how we process decisions related to finances as well as how our decision-making changes as we age. Taken together, the new knowledge…
Rank this Week: 4954

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/
  • Apr 18

    How to Prevent Identity Theft with Your Medicare ID Card

    How to Prevent Identity Theft with Your Medicare ID Card
    A recent Reuters article highlights an identity security problem for U.S. seniors. Identification cards issued by Medicare contain instructions to carry the card with you at all times. But your card also contains your full social security…
  • Mar 28

    First-party and third-party special needs trusts protect benefit eligibility

    First-party and third-party special needs trusts protect benefit eligibility
    Individuals with special needs often depend on government benefits in order to afford things that many of us take for granted — including health care, education, healthy food and a safe home. But when someone with special needs acquires…
  • Mar 13

    Elder advocacy group urges Congress to help seniors in 2014

    Elder advocacy group urges Congress to help seniors in 2014
    The National Council on Aging (NCOA) recently released a list of five recommendations for Congress to help American seniors in 2014. 1. Strengthen the Older Americans Act (OAA). The OAA provides funding for critical services for seniors…
Rank this Week: 3010

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Free Seminar: The Costly Mistakes Families Make With Their Estate Plan

    Free Seminar: The Costly Mistakes Families Make With Their Estate Plan
    Just a reminder, we’re hosting a free seminar next Tuesday afternoon where you can learn how to avoid some of the most costly mistakes families make in their estate plans. This is a great opportunity to make sure your family and your…
  • Apr 17

    The 7 Major Dangers of Poor Estate Planning

    The 7 Major Dangers of Poor Estate Planning
    Do you know the dangers of not having a solid estate plan in place for your family? Join us as Parman & Easterday attorney Blaine Peterson explains the 7 major dangers of poor estate planning and what you can do to avoid the pitfalls. To…
  • Apr 14

    Is Probate Always Required?

    Is Probate Always Required?
    Your estate may be subject to the probate process if you do not take steps to avoid it. Most people use a last will to express their final wishes with regard to the distribution of their remaining financial assets. Unless certain…
Rank this Week: 3818

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Will Keith Kellogg (1860-1951) – Industrialist & Philanthropist W.K. Kellogg was an American industrialist in food manufacturing, best known as the founder of the Kellogg Company, which to this day produces a wide variety of popular…
  • Apr 17

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Napoleon Hill
  • Apr 16

    The Interest in Celebrity Estate

    The Interest in Celebrity Estate
    It should come as no surprise to anyone that the more an estate is worth, the more interest there is in an estate and the more fights there are over the estate. This is the reason that celebrity estates are often discussed and that they often…
Rank this Week: 3208

Duffy Law Office

Duffy Law Office

Covers estate planning and elder law in Iowa.

http://www.duffylawoffice.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    Power of Attorney in Davenport: Who May Act as an Agent?

    Power of Attorney in Davenport: Who May Act as an Agent?
    When you plan your estate, you should cover all of your bases. Of course you want to facilitate the transfer of your monetary assets to your loved ones after you pass away. At the same time, you should also prepare for the period of time that…
  • Apr 8

    Senior Star at Elmore Place Offers Virtual Dimentia Tour to Duffy Law Office

    Senior Star at Elmore Place Offers Virtual Dimentia Tour to Duffy Law Office
    Senior Star at Elmore Place Offers Virtual Dementia Tour® for the Community Duffy Law Office is first group in Quad Cities to participate    DAVENPORT, IA (April 10, 2014) – Senior Star at Elmore Place, one of the…
  • Apr 3

    What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of a Guardianship?

    What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of a Guardianship?
    A guardianship hearing can be convened when interested parties feel as though an adult has become incapacitated and unable to handle his or her own affairs.  Clearly, if you were to recognize that someone that you love was in need of…
Rank this Week: 3825

Law Offices of Richard B.…

Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.rbsllc.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    How Do I Fund My Trust?

    How Do I Fund My Trust?
    A comprehensive estate plan typically includes far more than just a Last Will and Testament. Though your Will should provide the foundation for your estate plan, additional tools and strategies may also be incorporated into the plan to…
  • Apr 15

    Can I Gift $10,000 Each Year to My Children?

    Can I Gift $10,000 Each Year to My Children?
    Estate planning frequently aims to do more than simply provide a roadmap for the distribution of estate assets after death. For anyone with a moderate to large estate, minimizing the impact of gift and estate taxes is a primary goal of estate…
  • Apr 10

    What Is a Charitable Remainder Trust?

    What Is a Charitable Remainder Trust?
    For many people, philanthropy is an important part of their life.  If you are one of these people, chances are good that you wish to continue your philanthropic gifting after you are gone as well. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to…
Rank this Week: 1838

Potter Law Firm Blog

Potter Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.potterestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    When Does a Power of Attorney Go Into Effect?

    When Does a Power of Attorney Go Into Effect?
    A power of attorney is a document that is used to give someone else the ability to make legally binding decisions on your behalf. The document is meant to serve your needs, and you can shape it to do just that. Incapacity Planning The type of…
  • Mar 12

    What Is a POD Account in Charlotte North Carolina?

    What Is a POD Account in Charlotte North Carolina?
    There are so-called “simple solutions” that some people buy into when it comes to estate planning. One of them involves the creation of something called a POD account. What Is a POD Account in Charlotte North Carolina? A POD…
  • Mar 5

    Medicaid Trusts: What Are the Disadvantages?

    Medicaid Trusts: What Are the Disadvantages?
    Many people hear the word Medicaid and they tune out, because they expect to be eligible for Medicare coverage. Before we take a look at the disadvantages of Medicaid trusts, we should first explain why Medicaid is relevant to senior citizens…
Rank this Week: 1819

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/
  • Apr 17

    Report: Mandatory Managed Care in New York May Lead to Poor Care in Nursing Home

    Report: Mandatory Managed Care in New York May Lead to Poor Care in Nursing Home
    According to a 2013 study conducted by The Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC), an organization dedicated to improving nursing home care in New York, the state's new Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) policy may reduce the overall quality…
  • Apr 17

    Deceased Nursing Home Owner's Estate Pays NY State Over $2M in Medicaid Fraud Case

    Deceased Nursing Home Owner's Estate Pays NY State Over $2M in Medicaid Fraud Case
    The estate of Helen Sieger, the former deceased owner of the 400-bed Kingsbridge Heights Rehabilitation and Care Center in the Bronx, New York reached a $2.5 million settlement in June 2013 with the Attorney General's office for defrauding…
  • Apr 17

    Investigators: Rochester Home Health Agency Fraudulently Billed Medicaid for $2.5 Million

    Investigators: Rochester Home Health Agency Fraudulently Billed Medicaid for $2.5 Million
    The New York State Attorney General's office and Home Health Care of Rochester (HCR), which employs 600 people, reached a $2.5 million settlement in January 2014 after investigators from the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) discovered that…
Rank this Week: 1360

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/
  • Apr 17

    Nursing Home Sexual Assault Case Ends with Unique $10 Million Settlement

    Nursing Home Sexual Assault Case Ends with Unique $10 Million Settlement
    News spread last year about a horrific case of sexual assault perpetrated by a caregiver as a senior home. According to reports, the perpetrator was employed as an assistant at a nursing home. At some point on his shift, the 30 year old man…
  • Apr 15

    New Study Shows Strokes Misdiagnosed in Many Case

    New Study Shows Strokes Misdiagnosed in Many Case
    MedPage Today reports that a new study shows that many strokes may be missed in hospital emergency departments in the days before the problems of the stroke become obvious. Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose strokes can have devastating…
  • Apr 12

    Hepatitis C Outbreak in Nursing Home

    Hepatitis C Outbreak in Nursing Home
    The first lawsuit stemming from a hepatitis C outbreak in a North Dakota nursing home has been filed, according to reports. Two victims are seeking monetary damages from ManorCare Health Services, and they may not be alone. 42 other people…
Rank this Week: 751

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    What Is the Difference Between a Revocable Living Trust and a Medicaid Trust?

    What Is the Difference Between a Revocable Living Trust and a Medicaid Trust?
    When you use a will to state your wishes regarding the transfer of your property, the heirs don’t receive their inheritances until the estate has been probated. A revocable living trust is a type of trust that is largely utilized to…
  • Apr 15

    What Happened to Abraham Lincoln’s Estate?

    What Happened to Abraham Lincoln’s Estate?
    We have told you some stories about what happens when famous people pass away without having a Will. None of these stories have included an estate administration that went smoothly. It is not because we choose to only discuss smoothly…
  • Apr 8

    What Is the Annual Gift Tax Exclusion?

    What Is the Annual Gift Tax Exclusion?
    There is a gift tax in the United States, but you may not have to pay it because of the annual gift tax exclusion. Each year you can give as much as $14,000 to any number of people tax-free. This $14,000 figure is accurate in 2014, but is…
Rank this Week: 3821

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Apr 17

    Eyes Wide Open II

    Eyes Wide Open II
    In my March 14th blog, Eyes Wide Open, I asked the question - why did the named executor ever agree to take on the administration. My blog was followed by a rhetorical answer meant to remind all of us – advisors and potential executors…
  • Apr 16

    Giving Thank

    Giving Thank
    This week many families will gather together to celebrate Spring and the holidays that are celebrated at this time of year. Who will be around your table this year?
  • Apr 15

    Forgotten Bank Account

    Forgotten Bank Account
    What happens to unclaimed bank accounts?
Rank this Week: 2009

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/
  • Apr 16

    New hybrid policies may be good alternative to traditional long-term care insurance

    New hybrid policies may be good alternative to traditional long-term care insurance
    In March I gave tips for preventing or resolving the difficulties that may arise when trying to collect benefits from older, traditional long-term care insurance policies. In this post I describe the new "hybrid" long-term care…
  • Apr 15

    V.A. Aid and Attendance lookback fails in Senate

    V.A. Aid and Attendance lookback fails in Senate
    Senate Bill 1982, which among other measures would have created a three-year asset look-back for veterans applying for Veterans Aid and Attendance benefits, has failed in the Senate.   Veterans Aid and Attendance is a type of improved…
  • Apr 15

    In March I gave tips for preventing or…

    In March I gave tips for preventing or resolving the difficulties that may arise when trying to collect benefits from older, traditional long-term care insurance policies. In this post I describe the new "hybrid" long-term care…
Rank this Week: 4567

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/
  • Apr 16

    Incapacity Planning in Reno: What is the Difference Between a Guardianship and a Power of Attorney?

    Incapacity Planning in Reno: What is the Difference Between a Guardianship and a Power of Attorney?
    Both a guardianship and a power of attorney are methods of placing the control of someone’s affairs into the hands of someone else.  There are differences between the two and certain advantages and disadvantages that you should…
  • Apr 10

    Probate in Reno: Is the Process Always Required?

    Probate in Reno: Is the Process Always Required?
    When you die, your assets pass to your heirs by way of the probate process, regardless of whether you have a will or not.  Probate in Reno can be a lengthy process.  The administrator is required to make an inventory of all of your…
  • Apr 4

    What are the Disadvantages of a Power of Attorney in Reno?

    What are the Disadvantages of a Power of Attorney in Reno?
    A power of attorney is a legal document giving an agent the authority to act on someone else’s behalf.  In Reno, Nevada, the person creating the power of attorney is known as the “principal,” and that person chooses a…
Rank this Week: 3820

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/
  • Apr 16

    RCFE Reform Act of 2014 Gains Momentum

    RCFE Reform Act of 2014 Gains Momentum
    We’ve been following the reform initiatives for residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs) in California, and a story in U-T San Diego emphasizes that support for the RCFE Reform Act of 2014 has been gaining momentum.…
  • Apr 9

    Online Map to Track Elder Financial Abuse

    Online Map to Track Elder Financial Abuse
    Elder abuse and nursing home neglect are crimes that aren’t confined to physical or emotional abuse.  In fact, every year many older Americans become victims of financial mistreatment.  A recent article in the New York Times…
  • Apr 4

    Nursing Home Inspectors “Rushed” Investigations in Los Angeles County

    Nursing Home Inspectors “Rushed” Investigations in Los Angeles County
    As many California residents know, our state has made national news over the last year for concerns about nursing home negligence and nursing home abuse.  A recent article in the Sacramento Bee reported that Los Angeles County…
Rank this Week: 1915

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/
  • Apr 16

    Free Living Trust Seminars Coming In May

    Free Living Trust Seminars Coming In May
    We make an effort to get out into the community on an ongoing basis to bring good information to people here in the greater San Jose area. To this end, we present an ongoing series of informational sessions that cover various different elder…
  • Apr 10

    When Does a Power of Attorney Become Effective?

    When Does a Power of Attorney Become Effective?
    You can prepare for the possibility of incapacity late in your life by executing a document called a durable power of attorney. With a power of attorney, you name someone else to act on your behalf in a legally binding manner. Durable powers…
  • Apr 8

    Incapacity Planning in San Jose: Difference Between a Conservatorship and a Power of Attorney

    Incapacity Planning in San Jose: Difference Between a Conservatorship and a Power of Attorney
    We like to answer frequently asked questions on our blog, and today we will look at the difference between a conservatorship and a power of attorney. California Adult Conservatorship First, we should clear up the matter of guardianship versus…
Rank this Week: 3206

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
  • Apr 16

    Nip Inheritance Feuds In The Bud

    Nip Inheritance Feuds In The Bud
    Fighting over money, stocks or other valuable assets is common among family members after a relative dies. But the most heated, knock down, drag out fights are often over worthless trinkets. Go figure. At least half of lawsuits over…
  • Apr 9

    Long Term Care Insurance Pitfall

    Long Term Care Insurance Pitfall
    Watch out when shopping for long term care insurance. Long term care costs are out of sight and can fast erase one’s savings, so many boomers are now seeking to buy long term care insurance. But what are they buying? It can be…
  • Apr 2

    Discuss Finances Before The Wedding Day

    Discuss Finances Before The Wedding Day
    Planning a wedding anytime soon? Then there are many things to think about. But one of the key issues that should be on your mind is finances. It may not be romantic, but you must talk about money with your future spouse. Discussing finances…
Rank this Week: 262

Arizona Senior Law Blog

Arizona Senior Law Blog

Covers topics like Arizona Medicaid, ALTCS, and estate planning. By Jackson White.

http://www.arizonaseniorlaw.com/news/
  • Apr 15

    April 10, 2014 Social Work Monthly Conference Call Note

    April 10, 2014 Social Work Monthly Conference Call Note
    Social Work Monthly Conference Call April 10, 2014  Facilitator: Paige Hector, LMSW – Paige Ahead Healthcare Education & Consulting, LLC www.paigeahead.com, email address paigehector@gmail.com, 520-955-3387. Conference calls…
  • Apr 15

    Gifting Home Comes With ALTCS Concern

    Gifting Home Comes With ALTCS Concern
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Q: My parents are getting older and, in their old age, they have become increasingly…
  • Apr 10

    ALTCS’ Treatment of Burial and Cremation Expense

    ALTCS’ Treatment of Burial and Cremation Expense
    In our May issue of Right to the Point, we discussed the rules surrounding ALTCS’ treatment of burial and cremation expenses.  Shortly following this issue’s release, a facility contacted JacksonWhite with some concerns about…
Rank this Week: 2474

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Apr 15

    3 Tips for Incapacity Planning

    3 Tips for Incapacity Planning
    If you live in North Dakota or Minnesota and have considered what might happen if you one day become ill or injured, you need to develop an incapacity plan. Incapacity planning involves making a number of decisions that will take a fact…
  • Apr 10

    Practical Tips When Making a Last Will

    Practical Tips When Making a Last Will
    For people near the Thief River Falls, Minnesota area who want to make an estate plan, creating a last will and testament will likely be a necessary part of the planning process. Wills are one of the legal documents that are essential to the…
  • Mar 21

    Alzheimer’s and Incapacity Planning in North Dakota [Infographic]

    Alzheimer’s and Incapacity Planning in North Dakota [Infographic]
    When a family member has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another disabling health condition, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the many legal and financial questions that can arise as a result of the diagnosis.…
Rank this Week: 1680

Cooper Elder Law

Cooper Elder Law

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

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

    Is divorce a good solution if my spouse goes into a nursing home?

    Is divorce a good solution if my spouse goes into a nursing home?
    By Attorney Nathan Simpson Many clients come into the office asking if their only option when faced with a catastrophic medical situation is divorce. They have heard that this is the only way to not be required to spend everything in the…
  • Apr 14

    Your Estate Plan Should Reduce Your Legislative Risk, Not Increase It

    Your Estate Plan Should Reduce Your Legislative Risk, Not Increase It
    By Senior Associate Attorney, Dan Vu Too often estate planners do not consider their client's legislative risk. In other words, they plan without consideration to the very high probability that the current rules will change. In Washington and…
  • Apr 12

    Don’t Go Broke in a Nursing Home

    Don’t Go Broke in a Nursing Home
    By Lori McBride Over the past few months, we have been rolling out a new seminar to help education seniors and their families throughout Ohio, most recently in Chillicothe, Johnstown and Delaware. Here are some of the topics: In a Nursing…
Rank this Week: 756

Edwards Elder Law, P.A. Blog

Edwards Elder Law, P.A. Blog

Covers assisted living, elder law, estate planning, and long term care.

http://www.edwardselderlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3320

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse

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

http://www.nursinghomeabuse.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 1287

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/
  • Apr 14

    Power of Attorney in Fayetteville: Who Can Serve as an Agent?

    Power of Attorney in Fayetteville: Who Can Serve as an Agent?
    A “power of attorney” is a commonly used estate planning tool, which comes in different shapes and sizes.  Each type of power of attorney has its own purpose and provides a specific level of authority to the agent who is…
  • Apr 12

    Living Wills in Arkansas [Infographic]

    Living Wills in Arkansas [Infographic]
    Essentially, a “living will” lets everyone know what course of medical treatment, if any, you want followed if you are unable to communicate your wishes yourself. Understand what makes a living will valid in Arkansas in this…
  • Apr 7

    What is Probate in Fayetteville?

    What is Probate in Fayetteville?
    The administration of your estate through the court system after your death is what is known as “probate.”  This process is intended to transfer your estate in an organized and supervised way.  Though many people believe…
Rank this Week: 2927

The Law Office of Michael…

The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C.

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.mrobinsonlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Today is International Moment of Laughter Day

    Today is International Moment of Laughter Day
    International Moment of Laughter Day is celebrated on April 14.   It is said that laughter is the best medicine; it can reduce stress and improve the quality of life.  It is also said that laughter is contagious.  So,…
  • Apr 11

    New York Estate Planning Tip Sheet

    New York Estate Planning Tip Sheet
    For people in the Finger Lakes region and Rochester, New York, the process of creating an estate plan can seem daunting when first approached. Fortunately, your estate planning attorney will be there to help guide you through the…
  • Apr 9

    The Court and Your Estate Plan

    The Court and Your Estate Plan
    Beginning the estate plan can be a daunting prospect, especially if you don’t have any experience with lawsuits, courts, or the legal process in general. A lot of people come to the estate planning process with a lot of misperceptions…
Rank this Week: 1844

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 13

    Think the State will Help You? Think Again

    Think the State will Help You? Think Again
    For as long as I can remember, I have explained to clients that although Medicaid covers long term care in non-nursing home settings under what is now known as the Global Options program, it is very difficult to qualify and even if you can…
  • Apr 6

    When Disputing a Bill can Cause You to Lose Medicaid (Part 2)

    When Disputing a Bill can Cause You to Lose Medicaid (Part 2)
    Last week I was telling you about Sheila’s call.  Her husband Sam needs nursing home care and they have very little to spend down, approximately $33,000.  Sheila would be able to keep the rest, not a whole lot for her to live…
  • Mar 30

    When Disputing a Bill Can Cause You to Lose Medicaid

    When Disputing a Bill Can Cause You to Lose Medicaid
    So many ways to get tripped up by the New Jersey Medicaid process.   Here’s another one.  Sheila called us because her husband was in a nursing home with very little money to spend down.  Combined, she and her…
Rank this Week: 2837

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: 488

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/
  • Apr 12

    Tips for Choosing a Southern California Nursing Home for A Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease

    Tips for Choosing a Southern California Nursing Home for A Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease
    The decision to place a loved one with Alzheimer's disease into a Southern California nursing home is a difficult decision. However, you may feel more comfortable about the decision if you've done your homework to research nursing homes in…
  • Apr 6

    Feeding Tubes in Southern California Nursing Home

    Feeding Tubes in Southern California Nursing Home
    Thousands of elders reside in nursing homes in Southern California. Many of them require a feeding tube temporarily, or even on a permanent basis. Feeding tubes may prove the only source of nutrition for some residents of California nursing…
  • Mar 29

    Wandering In Nursing Homes: What You Need To Know

    Wandering In Nursing Homes: What You Need To Know
    According to the World Health Organization, dementia is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people. Dementia, which is a syndrome in which there is a deterioration in memory, behavior and thinking, causes many who…
Rank this Week: 3278

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/
  • Apr 11

    CMS Publishes Self-Administration Toolkit

    CMS Publishes Self-Administration Toolkit
    On April 11, 2014, CMS added an entire subsection to its WCMSA website for self-administration help. In the agency’s usual overreaching style, it has created requirements that are not supported by any law or regulation. While many of…
  • Apr 4

    Zohydro ER – The New Actiq

    Zohydro ER – The New Actiq
    Yesterday MEDVAL did its first MSA evaluation for a California applicant taking Zohydo ER. We were genuinely shocked as this drug was not even expected to hit the market until March so we didn’t really anticipate seeing it included in…
  • Mar 24

    Louisiana Attorneys Seek MSA Seed Money as Fee

    Louisiana Attorneys Seek MSA Seed Money as Fee
    On March 19, 2014, the Court of Appeal of Louisiana affirmed an OWC ruling denying two attorneys a request for their fee. While attorneys are frequently criticized for the amounts they take from settlements, no one expects them to work for…
Rank this Week: 572

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

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

    Redlands, CA VA Benefit

    Redlands, CA VA Benefit
    All attorneys are not created equal, and this is something to keep in mind if you are a veteran who is interested in planning for the future. While virtually everyone in the legal profession is completely sincere and well-intentioned,…
  • Apr 4

    Estate Administration: Who Does The Legwork?

    Estate Administration: Who Does The Legwork?
    Recording your final wishes on paper is all well and good and it is of course quite necessary. But as you are doing so you must also recognize the fact that somebody is going to have to carry out your...
  • Mar 18

    Engage A VA Accredited Elder Law Attorney

    Engage A VA Accredited Elder Law Attorney
    The legal profession spans many different specialties, and each individual attorney is generally going to be an expert in a particular aspect of the law. This is something to keep in mind when you are interested in planning ahead for...
Rank this Week: 2941

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
  • Apr 10

    Intestacy Laws: Dying Without a Will in NY

    Intestacy Laws: Dying Without a Will in NY
    A person who dies without a will in New York is said to have died intestate. If a person owned assets, they either pass automatically, such a joint accounts and accounts with beneficiary designations, or through a court process known as…
  • Mar 13

    Medicaid Planning with a Life Estate Deed

    Medicaid Planning with a Life Estate Deed
    As we discussed in the previous article, in order to avoid Medicaid liens and estate recovery, elder law clients would be well advised to learn about their rights to protect their homes. This is true whether they need Medicaid home care and…
  • Feb 5

    Medicaid Planning for the Home: Irrevocable Medicaid Trust

    Medicaid Planning for the Home: Irrevocable Medicaid Trust
    When it comes to long term care for seniors, our office recommends long term care insurance as the first choice. If that is not an option, planning for Medicaid becomes an important component of many families’ plans. While Medicaid…
Rank this Week: 1618

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Apr 10

    Stop Inheritance Feuds Before They Start

    Stop Inheritance Feuds Before They Start
    Family members routinely fight over cash, stocks and other large assets after a relative dies. But some of the most bitter fights are over trinkets. More than half of lawsuits over inheritances involve items worth less than 10 percent of a…
  • Apr 3

    Top Estate Planning Mistake

    Top Estate Planning Mistake
    You may be making the biggest estate planning mistake there is — without even knowing it. Lots of people forget to update the names of their beneficiaries for employer-sponsored retirement plans, IRAs, insurance policies, mutual funds,…
  • Mar 27

    Do You Need A Prenup?

    Do You Need A Prenup?
    Prenups aren’t the easiest things to accomplish. Not the legal paperwork, the emotions. While getting a prenup may seem like the most logical thing in the world to one party, the other may see it as a snub or insult. Feelings are easily…
Rank this Week: 818

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Apr 8

    More than Half of Women in Workplace Bullied

    More than Half of Women in Workplace Bullied
    More than half of women are bullied at work– often by members of their own sex, according to the largest survey of its kind ever conducted in the United Kingdom. The gender equality group, Opportunity Now, and PwC, an…
  • Apr 7

    Workplace Bully Targets Suffer Without Law

    Workplace Bully Targets Suffer Without Law
    New Jersey – Kevin M. Costello,  a New Jersey attorney, said he turns away more than 2,000 people a year who are seeking his help to combat workplace bullying. “These are people who have panic attacks.  Their hair is…
  • Mar 31

    Scholarships and Bootleg Play

    Scholarships and Bootleg Play
    A bootleg play occurs when a quarterback pretends to pass off the ball in an effort to misdirect the defense, and then runs with it. For years, universities have been engaged in a bootleg play with respect to elite football and basketball…
Rank this Week: 2679

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

http://www.cheryldavid.com/blog/
  • Apr 7

    Portability, Estate Taxes, and Your Estate Plan

    Portability, Estate Taxes, and Your Estate Plan
    Some people in the Greensboro, North Carolina area who begin estate planning often worry about the estate tax. The federal estate tax applies to the property left behind by people who die. However, the estate tax, sometimes referred to as the…
  • Apr 2

    You Already Have an Estate Plan, Whether You Want it or Not

    You Already Have an Estate Plan, Whether You Want it or Not
    One of the facts that people who first visit an estate planning attorney are sometimes surprised to find out is that they already have an effective estate plan in place. The estate planning process is about making decisions. Those decisions…
  • Mar 25

    Last Will Tip Sheet

    Last Will Tip Sheet
    People who develop an estate plan in the Greensboro, North Carolina area will almost always include a last will and testament as a part of their plan. The process of creating a will is relatively straightforward. While your estate planning…
Rank this Week: 1933

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://yourestatematters.com/blog/
  • Apr 6

    How Does a Power of Attorney Terminate?

    How Does a Power of Attorney Terminate?
    A power of attorney is an incredibly flexible and potentially useful estate planning tool. Understanding what one is, how it works, and how one terminates may help you decide whether including a power of attorney in your estate plan…
  • Mar 11

    Early Signs of Dementia – Is It Too Late for Medicaid Planning?

    Early Signs of Dementia – Is It Too Late for Medicaid Planning?
    Though we are all living longer, on average, in the United States, the increased life expectancy often comes at a high cost. Studies tell us that once you reach the age of 65 your chance of needing long-term care is about 50 percent. By age…
  • Mar 2

    When Do I Need a Special Needs Trust?

    When Do I Need a Special Needs Trust?
    If you are the parent of a special needs child you undoubtedly worry about how your child will be cared for and provided for in the future. The day will come when you will no longer be here to see to your child’s daily needs or…
Rank this Week: 2915

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/
  • Apr 4

    It's legal to write your own will, but here's how it can go terribly wrong

    It's legal to write your own will, but here's how it can go terribly wrong
    Plenty of WV seniors call WVSLA to ask if it's legal to handwrite your own will. The short answer is yes, it is. But if the reason you are writing your own will is to make sure your estate is distributed a different way than the law would if…
  • Apr 3

    HHS announces important Medicare information for people in same-sex marriage

    HHS announces important Medicare information for people in same-sex marriage
    Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the Social Security Administration (SSA) is now able to process requests for Medicare Part A and Part B Special Enrollment Periods, and reductions in Part B and premium…
  • Apr 2

    Congress extends QI program again

    Congress extends QI program again
    On March 31 Congress voted to extend the sunsetting Qualified Individual Medicaid Program (QI) for one more year. QI uses Medicaid funds to pay the Part B premium for Medicare beneficiaries whose incomes are between 120% and 135% of poverty…
Rank this Week: 2798