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Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Covers common problems encountered by residents and their families aat nursing homes and assisted living facilities. By Jonathan Rosenfeld.

http://www.nursinghomesabuseblog.com/
  • Aug 24

    Lack of Care Choices Results in Many Young People Relying On Nursing Homes for Their Medical Care

    Lack of Care Choices Results in Many Young People Relying On Nursing Homes for Their Medical Care
    Nursing homes are generally defined as public homes where those people live who do not require hospital care but at the same time, cannot live at home because an injury or disability makes them unable to care for themselves. In the past few…
  • Aug 17

    Preventing Falls In The Elderly

    Preventing Falls In The Elderly
    One of the largest concerns for the elderly is preventing falls. They are the largest cause of injury death for people 65 years and older, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC).  In 2008, 19,700 older adults died from fall…
  • Aug 10

    Hospice Care May Not Be As Sincere as Families Believe

    Hospice Care May Not Be As Sincere as Families Believe
    What is Hospice Care? Hospice care refers to the provision of medical and emotional support to people who are in the last stages of a serious illness, or those who are thought to have six months left due to a particular illness. Such patients…
Rank this Week: 157

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Aug 28

    Contact CMS about Arbitration

    Contact CMS about Arbitration
    The Des Moines Register had the below editorial on their website. In January 2013, 80-year-old Esther Brown was found lying in her bed at a Pennsylvania nursing home with blood covering her hands and her pillowcase. A nurse’s aide at…
  • Aug 27

    Arrest for Neglect

    Arrest for Neglect
    NewsOK had an article on a CNA at Warr Acres Nursing Home arrested for neglect.  Her defense:  No one checked her work or cared if she got it done.  This is often what happens in nursing homes that are not properly…
  • Aug 26

    Guilty Plea in Abuse Charge

    Guilty Plea in Abuse Charge
    WKRG reported the guilty plea of Elsie M. Sawyer, a nursing home employee at Crowne Health Care, for abuse of a protected person, a Class C felony.  She was sentenced to three years, which was suspended, placed on…
Rank this Week: 240

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Aug 28

    Medicaid Eligibility: Ohio Supreme Court Addresses Effect of Post-Admission, Pre-Eligibility Transfer of Home

    Medicaid Eligibility: Ohio Supreme Court Addresses Effect of Post-Admission, Pre-Eligibility Transfer of Home
    One year and six days after hearing oral argument in Estate of Atkinson v. Ohio Department of Job & Family Services, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled in favor of the State in a Medicaid eligibility case involving transfer of...
  • Aug 28

    Who "Owns" Funds in Joint Accounts -- and Why Might It Matter for Medicaid Purposes?

    Who "Owns" Funds in Joint Accounts -- and Why Might It Matter for Medicaid Purposes?
    Sometimes "small" cases reveal larger problems. A recent appellate case in Pennsylvania is a reminder of how practical solutions, such as establishing a joint bank account to facilitate management of money or to permit sharing of…
  • Aug 28

    Webinar-Dementia-Friendly Communitie

    Webinar-Dementia-Friendly Communitie
    I had blogged previously about the White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) and the topic of dementia-friendly cities. The Administrative for Community Living (ACL) is offering a webinar on September 1 at 4 p.m. edt on Dementia-Friendly…
Rank this Week: 285

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/
  • Aug 28

    Can You Legally Disinherit Your Wife or Husband?

    Can You Legally Disinherit Your Wife or Husband?
    [The following guest article was written by Nick Lutz, a lawyer with Marshall, Parker and Weber in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. It is reprinted here with his permission.] Can you completely disinherit your spouse? The answer depends on the…
  • Aug 21

    Paying Doctors for Discussions about End of Life Medical Care

    Paying Doctors for Discussions about End of Life Medical Care
    Medicare is proposing that it compensate physicians for discussions with patients about end of life medical care. Currently such “advance care planning” is covered only as part of the “Welcome to Medicare” introductory visit for new…
  • Aug 20

    Does Medicare Pay for Nursing Home Care?

    Does Medicare Pay for Nursing Home Care?
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Rank this Week: 327

Elder Law Office of David Wingate,…

Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLC

Covers elder law, assisted living facilities, estate planning, and nursing homes.

http://blog.davidwingate.com/
  • Mar 8

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)
    Related proposals pertaining to qualified plans and individual retirement accounts. In addition, the Green Book includes the following proposals that pertain to qualified plans and IRAs: A limit on the total accrual of retirement benefits by…
  • Mar 7

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)
    Sales, exchanges and “comparable transactions” with grantor trusts. The Obama Administration would attempt to address the disconnect between the income tax rules and the estate tax rules that apply to intentionally defective grantor…
  • Mar 7

    Social Security Ups Disability Safeguard

    Social Security Ups Disability Safeguard
    The Social Security Administration is expanding a program nationally to help bar criminals from controlling benefits on behalf of individuals with disabilities and the elderly. The program originally launched as a pilot in the…
Rank this Week: 326

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

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

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 23

    Gifts Void Against Public Policy: McCorkill Estate

    Gifts Void Against Public Policy: McCorkill Estate
    The usual rule in Canada is that a will-maker may leave wealth to whom he or she chooses. This is subject to claims of a spouse or children under various wills variation or dependent relief legislation, which varies from province to province,…
  • Aug 15

    Mediation

    Mediation
    I spend a great deal of my time writing about decided-estate-litigation-court cases. Yet, in my experience the vast majority of disputes are settled through negotiation, and increasingly through mediation. I attend far more mediations than…
  • Jul 25

    World War I Probate

    World War I Probate
    Kimberly Wallis gave me a copy of a grant of probate from the United Kingdom dated October 28th, 1914. The process for obtaining a grant of probate appears to have been very efficient in those days, as the deceased had died just 23 days…
Rank this Week: 509

Nursing Home Law Blog

Nursing Home Law Blog

Information relating to nursing homes and the care that they provide. By Stark & Stark.

http://nursinghomelaw.stark-stark.com/
Rank this Week: 498

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/
  • Jun 8

    Cooper, Adel & Associates Names Daniel H. Vu Partner

    Cooper, Adel &amp; Associates Names Daniel H. Vu Partner
    Founder Thom L. Cooper and Managing Partner Mitchell J. Adel are pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Vu as partner in the law firm of Cooper, Adel and Associates. Vu will lead the development of the firm’s advance estate…
  • Apr 22

    Earth Day is a good opportunity to fertilize your estate plan.

    Earth Day is a good opportunity to fertilize your estate plan.
    By Attorney Ted Brown Earth Day is one of my favorite times of the year as it marks the dawn of spring and reminds us of the natural wonder of seasonal renewal. It gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on not only the pristine beauty…
  • Apr 7

    Ohio Under Fire Over Medicaid Regulation

    Ohio Under Fire Over Medicaid Regulation
    By Attorney Nathan Simpson In a recent opinion in the case Wagner v. McCarthy, a judge from the Federal District Court for Southern Ohio issued a preliminary injunction against the Ohio Department of Medicaid for its interpretation of federal…
Rank this Week: 697

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

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

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    B.C. judge rules man has a right to half of $1.2-million Vancouver home he hasn’t lived in for 44 year

    B.C. judge rules man has a right to half of $1.2-million Vancouver home he hasn’t lived in for 44 year
    Way back in 1968, David and Sharon Johnston bought a house in Vancouver for about $37,000. They held the title to the property as tenants-in-common, each owning half. Within a few years, the marriage was in trouble and David moved out. The…
  • Aug 24

    Yay, I nabbed second place in Mensa Canada Literary Contest 2015

    Yay, I nabbed second place in Mensa Canada Literary Contest 2015
    Recently I entered the Mensa Canada Literary Contest 2015 and I am pleased and proud to announce that I won second place! I have no idea whether it will be published, but it was fun to write. It's my first piece of fiction, since as you…
  • Aug 18

    Is it time to revive the old-fashioned practice of the Reading of the Will?

    Is it time to revive the old-fashioned practice of the Reading of the Will?
    Most people have only seen a Reading of the Will in movies. That's because they are rarely held these days. I wonder if it's time to revive the practice? A Reading of the Will is basically a meeting between the lawyer for an estate, the…
Rank this Week: 832

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

Follows the issues related to Medicare Set Asides and MMSEA compliance. By MEDVAL, LLC.

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

    CMS Webinar Regarding Changes to the Non-Group Health Plan Recovery Workload

    CMS Webinar Regarding Changes to the Non-Group Health Plan Recovery Workload
    On August 25, 2015, CMS held a webinar outlining the changes in workload processes and procedures in preparation for certain Non-Group Health Plan (NGHP) recovery activity to transition from the Benefits Coordination & Recovery Center…
  • Aug 20

    More on the Delaware Collateral Source Rule

    More on the Delaware Collateral Source Rule
    On August 14, 2015, the Superior Court of Delaware used the Stayton decision to rule that future medical damages for Medicare beneficiaries should also be limited by the “amount of projected Medicare write-off.” In this suit…
  • Aug 13

    CMS: Medicare Residual Payments for WCMSA Depletion & ORM Termination

    CMS: Medicare Residual Payments for WCMSA Depletion &amp; ORM Termination
    On August 6, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued instructions for the Shared Systems and Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) to follow when a Medicare Residual Payment must be paid on Workers’…
Rank this Week: 749

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: 1287

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Aug 12

    US Adults Worry They Will Outlive Their Saving

    US Adults Worry They Will Outlive Their Saving
    According to a recent Northwestern Mutual Insurance survey, nearly one-third of US adults believe that it is more likely than not that they will outlive their savings. Follow this link to the survey. A foundational estate plan can be a…
  • Jun 4

    5 Tips For Helping Your Kids After Divorce

    5 Tips For Helping Your Kids After Divorce
    Dr. Samantha Rodman, renowned divorce therapist and author of How to Talk to Your Kids About Your Divorce, tells The Huffington Post that the hardest divorce experiences are, by far, the ones where small children are involved. It’s…
  • Apr 23

    Estate Planning and Investment: A Symbiotic Relationship

    Estate Planning and Investment: A Symbiotic Relationship
    Imagine inheriting a quarter of a million dollars but having absolutely no idea what to do with it. That’s a good problem to have, but a problem nonetheless. View image | gettyimages.com CNN Money recently reached out with advice to a…
Rank this Week: 1063

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jun 11

    A medical perspective on Estate matters – a chastened viewpoint

    A medical perspective on Estate matters – a chastened viewpoint
    I am very pleased to join the Allaboutestates blog to add a perspective on the role of the physician in estate matters. I recall vividly the first time I was asked in court: “Dr. Shulman, in your opinion did Mr. X have testamentary…
  • Jun 10

    Who is Your Daddy?

    Who is Your Daddy?
    I think it is safe to say that the concept of “family” is a foundational principle in estate planning. I think it is also safe to say that, when asked, all of us would have a very clear understanding of what is meant by the term…
  • Jun 9

    POA- Personal Care: Part 1/2

    POA- Personal Care: Part 1/2
    My work is with the living. POA’s are critical documents that are designed to support your wishes, while you are alive. Wills deal with your wishes, after you are dead.
Rank this Week: 1103

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Aug 22

    The Joy Of Inheriting Appreciated Property

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

    When PODs Go BAD

    When PODs Go BAD
    Are payable on death accounts a simple way to pass assets to heirs or are they a mistake? It sure sounds simple. With a payable on death account or paid on death account, you name a beneficiary who gets the account when you die—no probate,…
  • Aug 20

    QPRT Consideration

    QPRT Consideration
    Among those with wealth primarily concentrated in their home or investment portfolio, there are two types of trusts designed to transfer wealth to heirs and save taxes by removing the assets from the estate. In effect, this reduces the amount…
Rank this Week: 1085

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/
  • Dec 29

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County
    The News-Gazette recently reported on an investigation conducted by the CU-CitizenAccess group in the Department of Journalism at the University of Illinois. This group researched and investigated 81 nursing homes across Illinois, and found…
  • Dec 26

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley
    We recently posted about the disappointing record attributed to nursing home facilities in Sauk Valley by a nursing home watchdog and advocacy group. In Dixon County, for example, a nursing home was cited after failing to properly observe a…
  • Dec 23

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard
    Illinois has had a fairly mixed record as a state when it comes to the quality of care at its nursing homes, and unfortunately ranks toward the bottom of the list closer to the likes of Texas and Oklahoma. Case in point, a recent report by an…
Rank this Week: 1690

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    How to Protect Your Rights in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

    How to Protect Your Rights in a Personal Injury Lawsuit
    A personal injury lawsuit against you asserts that you were responsible for the care of the injured party, but you breached that responsibility by causing an injury to him or her. The personal injury claims are made under a negligence…
  • Aug 27

    E-Cigarette Makers Claim New Regulations Would “All But Wipe Out” the Industry

    E-Cigarette Makers Claim New Regulations Would “All But Wipe Out” the Industry
    The Hill reports that e-cigarette manufacturers are “fighting to change a provision in looming regulations for electronic cigarettes that they warn would all but wipe out 99 percent of the burgeoning industry.” The FDA has…
  • Aug 26

    Featured Link — Asthma and Allergy Foundation

    Featured Link — Asthma and Allergy Foundation
    The Asthma and Allergy Foundation site has excellent resources for those who suffer from one of these diseases. Here is an excerpt from their Educational Resources page: AAFA is the only asthma and allergy patient organization that offers…
Rank this Week: 1349

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Aug 28

    5 Ways to Make Caregiving More Manageable

    5 Ways to Make Caregiving More Manageable
    In recent years, rising healthcare and nursing home costs, are causing more people to choose personal in-home care for adult friends or relatives. In fact, the National Alliance for Caregiving estimates that “65.7 million Americans (or…
  • Aug 26

    Another Loophole?

    Another Loophole?
    As most estate planning attorneys know, if the government is thinking of closing a loophole, it probably means it is an effective strategy. Last week, I discussed the potential closing of the so-called “backdoor Roth IRA”…
  • Aug 24

    The Top 5 Benefits of Being a Peak Performer

    The Top 5 Benefits of Being a Peak Performer
    Each July marks the start of a new year for the Peak Performers Program, an executive coaching program for Academy Members to transform their practices and their lives, led by President Robert Armstrong and CEO Sanford M. Fisch. The month is…
Rank this Week: 1445

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    New York Nursing Homes Beware - Medicaid Fraud Under Fire

    New York Nursing Homes Beware - Medicaid Fraud Under Fire
    New York's Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, unveiled a sweeping Fraud Control Unit designed to target healthcare providers who abuse the Medicaid system. According to the AG's website, they are continuing to add dozens of prosecutors and…
  • Aug 25

    The Happiest and Healthiest Careers to Retire From - Part 2

    The Happiest and Healthiest Careers to Retire From - Part 2
    This is a continuation of a post from last week where we discussed careers where retirement can be enjoyed longer and happier. In addition to nurses and teachers (analyzed previously), others include: Military Now this one may come as a bit…
  • Aug 20

    The Happiest and Healthiest Careers to Retire From - Part 1

    The Happiest and Healthiest Careers to Retire From - Part 1
    Forbes loves to tell us who the happiest workers are, or what the healthiest careers are. But no one seems to talk about post-job satisfaction. While these types of articles are generally highly subjective, we can certainly look at…
Rank this Week: 1332

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers various nursing home abuse and elder neglect issues such as signs and symptoms of neglect, and California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law. By Walton Law Firm LLP.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 24

    Decisionmaking in Nursing Homes for Incompetent Resident

    Decisionmaking in Nursing Homes for Incompetent Resident
    According to a recent article from Kaiser Health News, until recently, a California law permitted nursing homes to make decisions—include about end-of-life care—for nursing home residents who have been declared incompetent.…
  • Aug 14

    Blood Thinner Causing Nursing Home Death

    Blood Thinner Causing Nursing Home Death
    A common blood-thinning drug, Coumadin, has been cited as the cause for numerous deaths in nursing homes, according to a recent article in the Washington Post. What’s the problem with Coumadin? In short, it requires that a very precise…
  • Aug 7

    Difficult Decisions for Families as Nursing Home Costs Rise

    Difficult Decisions for Families as Nursing Home Costs Rise
    When the costs of nursing home care are too high to provide families with seemingly decent options, do the risks of nursing home abuse and neglect become more prominent? According to a recent article from The Associated Press, elderly…
Rank this Week: 1326

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/
Rank this Week: 1399

Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli…

Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli Blog

Covers New Jersey elder law and estate planning.

http://www.dvanarelli.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1611

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

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

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
  • Aug 28

    Assistive Technology Financing Loan Program for the District of Columbia

    Assistive Technology Financing Loan Program for the District of Columbia
    About the Program: The Assistive Technology Financing Loan Program offered through the Assistive Technology Program for the District of Columbia is a low-interest funding source for District of Columbia residents with disabilities and seniors…
  • Aug 27

    Upcoming Event! Fairfax Virginia Attorney Sheri Abrams to Speak to Northern Virginia Post-Polio Support Group

    Upcoming Event! Fairfax Virginia Attorney Sheri Abrams to Speak to Northern Virginia Post-Polio Support Group
    Northern Virginia Post-Polio Support Group September 12, 2015 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Mason Governmental Center 6507 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Large Conference Room (first door on the right after you enter the building) Sheri R.…
  • Aug 23

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    please ignore this test.   The post test 2 appeared first on Virginia Social Security Disability & Special Needs Attorney.
Rank this Week: 1903

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: 2020

Rhode Island Estate Planning and…

Rhode Island Estate Planning and Elder Law Blawg

Covers elder law, medicaid planning, disability planning, tax planning, guardianship, wills, trusts, asset protection, and probate. By Matthew Fabisch.

http://riestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    What rights do I have as a trust beneficiary?

    What rights do I have as a trust beneficiary?
    As a trust beneficiary, you may feel like you are at the mercy of the trustee, but depending on the type of trust, trust beneficiaries may have rights to ensure the trust is properly managed.A trust is a legal arrangement through which one…
  • Feb 22

    Forbes.com Article Highlights Family Feuds in the Probate Proce

    Forbes.com Article Highlights Family Feuds in the Probate Proce
    While I work with my clients to eliminate many of these challenges during the estate planning process, I saw the issues highlighted by this forbes.com article on probate and family feuds pop up all too often in my time as a probate judge,…
  • Feb 4

    Why a will is not enough (or why your estate plan should include a revocable trust)

    Why a will is not enough (or why your estate plan should include a revocable trust)
    Your will is a legally binding statement directing who will receive your property upon your death. It also appoints a legal representative, often called an “executor” or “personal representative,” to carry out your…
Rank this Week: 2214

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Who Is Competent to Make a Will?

    Who Is Competent to Make a Will?
    Your estate plan should be tailor-made to suit your specific needs, because your family is unique from every other. You should consider the life situation and personal proclivities of every person on your inheritance list. Slicing up a pie…
  • Aug 20

    What is Division of Assets? (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    What is Division of Assets? (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    Division of Assets is the name commonly used for the Spousal Impoverishment provisions of the Medicare Catastrophic Act of 1988. It applies only to married couples. The intent of the law was to change the eligibility requirements for Medi-Cal…
  • Aug 19

    FREE REPORT – A Family Guide on Medicaid/Medi-Cal Planning: What it is, How it Works, and Why You Need a Plan

    FREE REPORT – A Family Guide on Medicaid/Medi-Cal Planning: What it is, How it Works, and Why You Need a Plan
    It is possible to qualify for Medi-Cal and to preserve your resources. There are assets that are not counted, such as your home, your vehicle, and personal possessions. And, if you were to enter a nursing home, your spouse could keep his or…
Rank this Week: 2104

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

http://www.cheryldavid.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Millionaires Leaving Inheritances to Children, not Charity

    Millionaires Leaving Inheritances to Children, not Charity
    According to a recent survey, American millionaires are not planning on leaving much of their wealth to charity. Most of the millionaires polled report that they plan on leaving their children or grandchildren inheritances, while only a small…
  • Aug 25

    Basic Questions About Estate Planning. What are Attorneys-in-Fact?

    Basic Questions About Estate Planning. What are Attorneys-in-Fact?
    When it comes to estate plans, perhaps the single most confusing term people encounter is “attorneys-in-fact.” An attorney-in-fact plays a key role in almost every estate plan, so understanding it is essential. Today we are going…
  • Jun 24

    Free Report: North Carolina Medicaid Planning – Part2

    Free Report: North Carolina Medicaid Planning – Part2
      One of the biggest issues surrounding Medicaid planning is determining whether you can meet the individual asset limit associated with the program. Medicaid, unlike Medicare, is a form of welfare, not an entitlement program. As such,…
Rank this Week: 2190

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    How to replace or remove a Court Appointed Guardian in Florida?

    How to replace or remove a Court Appointed Guardian in Florida?
    Has your loved one been deemed incapacitated by a court order and had a court appointed guardian over their person and property? Do you believe the court appointed guardian is improperly taking care of your loved one and managing their assets…
  • Aug 13

    Voluntary Guardianship in Florida

    Voluntary Guardianship in Florida
    In Florida, a voluntary guardianship over a person’s property is available for a competent person who is unable to manage his or her own financial affairs. To begin the process, the person seeking a voluntary guardianship files a…
  • Aug 10

    What is a Trust Protection and Why would I want one?

    What is a Trust Protection and Why would I want one?
    A trust can be amended it a number of ways depending on whether the trust is revocable or irrevocable. Usually, an irrevocable trust cannot be modified unless there is a judicial modification or the trust terms allow for a modification. A…
Rank this Week: 1781

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 23

    Family Caregiver Agreements – Acceptable? (Part 2)

    Family Caregiver Agreements – Acceptable? (Part 2)
                Last week we were discussing family caregiver agreements in light of a recent New Jersey Appellate court decision, E.R. v. DMAHS.  In that case, Mom and Daughter entered…
  • Aug 16

    Family Caregiver Agreements – Acceptable?

    Family Caregiver Agreements – Acceptable?
                When having a conversation about long term care and qualifying for Medicaid, every so often the topic turns to paying a family member to care for Mom or Dad. Is it a permitted…
  • Aug 9

    Qualified Income Trusts Revisited (Part 2)

    Qualified Income Trusts Revisited (Part 2)
                    Last week I said I would share with you my experiences filing applications with Qualified Income Trusts (Miller Trusts) which are required when an…
Rank this Week: 2042

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
  • Jul 31

    State Death Tax Is a Killer?

    State Death Tax Is a Killer?
    Stephen Moore & Joel Griffith via The Heritage Foundation: Over the past five years, a handful of states — Indiana, Kansas, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Tennessee — have repealed their death taxes mostly in response to…
  • Jun 15

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest
    In Blechman v. Estate of Blechman, a Florida District Court of Appeal recently held that the provisions of a particular limited liability company’s (LLC) operating agreement restricted the transfer of a decedent’s ownership…
  • Jun 15

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest
    In Blechman v. Estate of Blechman, a Florida District Court of Appeal recently held that the provisions of a particular limited liability company’s (LLC) operating agreement restricted the transfer of a decedent’s ownership…
Rank this Week: 2401

Fiduciary Folio

Fiduciary Folio

Covers fiduciary (wills, estates, entity representations) law, particularly as applied in the State of Georgia. By Tanner Pittman.

http://www.tannerpittmanlaw.com/blog-fiduciary-folio.html
  • Jul 6

    Myers v. Myers: Executor may not run estate as his personal busine

    Myers v. Myers: Executor may not run estate as his personal busine
    The Georgia Supreme Court handed down the probate case of Myers, Executor v. Myers, today. In some ways, the case is an unremarkable example of an executor using an estate as a cash cow for his personal expenditures and, among other…
  • Mar 6

    Clarke County Superior Court totally reversed on appeal in trust matter

    Clarke County Superior Court totally reversed on appeal in trust matter
    The superior court judge of Athens-Clarke County apparently totally botched a trust litigation matter, according to the Georgia Court of Appeals. The lower court had determined that a trust's maker (the "settlor") had improperly amended…
  • Feb 25

    Facebook at vanguard of digital inheritance

    Facebook at vanguard of digital inheritance
    Facebook users (of which this firm is not one) have long since realized that their accounts are digital journals of their lives. These records are valuable, not only to users, but to their posterity.  Responding to…
Rank this Week: 2059

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

By Ed Fox & Associates.

http://www.chicagonursinghomeabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 22

    Downstate Illinois Police Investigate Alleged Elder Abuse

    Downstate Illinois Police Investigate Alleged Elder Abuse
    Recently, police, along with state public health officials, in downstate Alton, Illinois have been investigating the alleged abuse of a 93 year old nursing home patient. The daughter of this nursing home patient has claimed that her mother…
  • Dec 12

    Millions of Elderly Abused Each Month Around The World, UN Health Agency Report

    Millions of Elderly Abused Each Month Around The World, UN Health Agency Report
    A sobering report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) this week highlights the systemic levels of abuse that the world's elderly population encounters each month. The United Nations News Centre reported that millions of elderly…
  • Dec 9

    Illinois Nursing Home Employee Hits Resident, Must Appear In Court

    Illinois Nursing Home Employee Hits Resident, Must Appear In Court
    All too often employees of nursing homes throughout the State of Illinois are being accused and even criminally charged with abusing a nursing home resident in their care. Just this last week an employee at the Champaign County Nursing Home…
Rank this Week: 2318

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary…

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary Law Blog

Covers Elder Law, long-term care, "End-of-Life" and health care surrogate decision-making, estate & personal planning, fiduciary administrations, elders' dispute resolution, and Orphans' Court litigation. By Neil E. Hendershot.

http://paelderestatefiduciary.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    PA Bar Assn approves Orphans' Court Mediation Project

    PA Bar Assn approves Orphans' Court Mediation Project
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]-->On Friday, November 21, 2014, the Pennsylvania Bar Association formally approved, by unanimous vote, a Report and Recommendation presented by its Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee…
  • Aug 27

    Philadelphia Court Upholds Stephen Girard's Intention

    Philadelphia Court Upholds Stephen Girard's Intention
    Stephen Girard, late in life Painted by J.R. Lambdin Judge O'Keefe, Administrative Judge of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, sitting in the Orphans' Court Division, issued an opinion and order, dated August 21, 2014, released on…
  • Jun 19

    PA POA Reform legislation on Governor's Desk

    PA POA Reform legislation on Governor's Desk
    On June 18, 2014, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives adopted (193-0) the amended, compromise version of House Bill 1429, in Printer's No. 3708, regarding power of attorney reform.  The adopted legislation was transmitted to the…
Rank this Week: 1956

Duffy Law Office

Duffy Law Office

Covers estate planning and elder law in Iowa.

http://www.duffylawoffice.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Why Is Incapacity Planning Important?

    Why Is Incapacity Planning Important?
    Everyone should have an incapacity component embedded within a broader estate plan. In this post we will look at the importance of incapacity planning. Aging of the Population People are living longer and longer lives. The average life span…
  • Aug 21

    Why Is Incapacity Planning Important?

    Why Is Incapacity Planning Important?
    Everyone should have an incapacity component embedded within a broader estate plan. In this post we will look at the importance of incapacity planning. Aging of the Population People are living longer and longer lives. The average life span…
  • Aug 19

    Can Medicaid Take My Home?

    Can Medicaid Take My Home?
    When you plan your estate, you work with an estate planning attorney to devise a strategy for transferring your assets after you pass away. However, if you want to be comprehensively prepared for the future, you should consider the…
Rank this Week: 2192

New Jersey Estate Planning &…

New Jersey Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

Covers business law and planning, elder law, estate planning, and probate and estate administration. By Deirdre Wheatley-Liss.

http://www.njelderlawestateplanning.com/
  • Apr 2

    Love is Lost - And So is Your Inheritance - Divorce Really Ends Thing

    Love is Lost - And So is Your Inheritance - Divorce Really Ends Thing
    A common plan among our married clients is to leave their property to their spouse, either outright or in trust - oft-referred to as the “I Love You” Will. Sometimes, love is lost and the couple divorces. We recommend our clients…
  • Mar 25

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Liens - SCOTUS Decide

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Liens - SCOTUS Decide
    You have a horrific accident and are looking at a life of extreme medical care.  The accident was caused by another person (drunk truck driver). You get a multi-million dollar award.  Does the state that you live in get a…
  • Mar 25

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Leins - SCOTUS Decide

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Leins - SCOTUS Decide
    You have a horrific accident and are looking a life of extreme medical care.  The accident was caused by another person (drunk truck driver). You get a multi-million dollar award.  Does the state that you live in get a share? First,…
Rank this Week: 1991

New York Guardian Law

New York Guardian Law

Covers the guardianship process and life as a guardian. By the Law Office of Daniel A. Jimenez P.C.

http://nyguardian.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 9

    Estate Planning Essentials for New Parents (or Responsibility in Six Not So Difficult Steps)

    Estate Planning Essentials for New Parents (or Responsibility in Six Not So Difficult Steps)
    I have had the opportunity to meet with many new parents to discuss what steps they need to take in order to make sure their loved ones are provided for should the unexpected occur.  The trust that these individuals have placed in my…
  • Dec 3

    Calls for increased monitoring of Article 81 guardian

    Calls for increased monitoring of Article 81 guardian
    Today the New York Law Journal has an article relating to a clinic run by the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and the recommendations it has put forward regarding monitoring and standardization of Article 81 guardianship practice. I am…
  • Sep 19

    Who inherits the intangible iTunes library? or my World of Warcraft avatar?

    Who inherits the intangible iTunes library? or my World of Warcraft avatar?
    A friend of mine just pointed out a very interesting article on Marketwatch, who inherits your itunes library, which deals with the new reality of music and book ownership. 
Rank this Week: 2106

Massachusetts Estate Planning and…

Massachusetts Estate Planning and Elder Law

Discusses estate planning, elder law and health insurance matters in Massachusetts. By Leanna Hamil.

http://lhamillattorney.typepad.com/main/
  • Oct 10

    How Should I Divide My Assets?

    How Should I Divide My Assets?
    A lot of times when I’m meeting with clients they will ask me “how should we leave our stuff?” They have children, grandchildren, siblings, parents, nieces, nephews, charities they like to support and they are having trouble figuring…
  • Sep 18

    Leaving A Memo or Letter With Your Will

    Leaving A Memo or Letter With Your Will
    Your Will is the place where you distribute certain types of property after your death. Anything that has a joint owner (like a house or a bank account) or a named beneficiary (like a retirement plan or insurance policy) will pass to the…
  • Sep 10

    Changing Guardianship Nomination

    Changing Guardianship Nomination
    If you find yourself need to change the guardianship nominations for your children, there are some steps you need to take.  All parents of minor children (and parents of special needs children) should nominate guardians in legal documents so…
Rank this Week: 1909

New York Trusts & Estates Law…

New York Trusts & Estates Law Blog

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

http://trustsestateslaw.com
Rank this Week: 1824

Family Fortress Estate Planning…

Family Fortress Estate Planning Blog

Covers Colorado estate planning and elder law. By Schlender & Stone.

http://www.schlenderlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 30

    Living on the Edge: Small Business Owners and Retirement

    Living on the Edge: Small Business Owners and Retirement
    Do you feel comfortable with your retirement plan? If you’re a small business owner the answer to that question is probably no. In fact, according to this report by Jules H.
  • Jul 30

    Living on the Edge: Small Business Owners and Retirement

    Living on the Edge: Small Business Owners and Retirement
    Do you feel comfortable with your retirement plan? If you’re a small business owner the answer to that question is probably no. In fact, according to this report by Jules H.
  • Jul 28

    Not Just Estate Tax Anymore

    Not Just Estate Tax Anymore
    Anyone who has been following our blog knows that the expiring Bush tax cuts (including the repeal of the estate tax this year and the tax’s reinstatement next year) have given lawmakers no end of trouble as they struggle and debate—and…
Rank this Week: 2357

Minko Law Office Blog

Minko Law Office Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.minkolaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Questions About Ancillary Probate

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Questions About Ancillary Probate
    When people in the Brooklyn, New York area talk to us about creating an estate plan, we sometimes have to walk them through the process of ancillary probate. Ancillary probate is a potentially significant issue, but only in certain…
  • Aug 26

    Learning From Joan Rivers’ Estate Plan

    Learning From Joan Rivers’ Estate Plan
    As it often does whenever a celebrity dies, like the recent passing of comedian and TV personality Joan Rivers, it allows us to gain some insight into how the wealthy and famous people in our society approach the question of estate planning.…
  • Aug 24

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Pets in Your New York Estate Plan

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Pets in Your New York Estate Plan
    In this week’s discussion of essential estate planning knowledge, we are going to look at the role of pets in your New York estate plan. Last week we looked at what you have to do in order to protect any minor children with your estate…
Rank this Week: 2949

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Aug 28

    Ideas for transition plan for orphaned adult children with intellectual disabilitie

    Ideas for transition plan for orphaned adult children with intellectual disabilitie
    There was a time when people who had developmental intellectual disabilities such as Down Syndrome rarely lived past their 20’s. With medical progress, many of these individuals will be blessed with a reasonably normal full life span.…
  • Aug 26

    Learn about dementia: seek the diagnosis, then develop a care plan

    Learn about dementia: seek the diagnosis, then develop a care plan
    “Dementia” is a descriptive diagnosis, but by itself is not a specific diagnosis of the cause of the condition. There is some underlying disease process that is causing death of brain cells, and the type of process explains just…
  • Aug 26

    There are some limits on what Guardians in NJ can do without court approval

    There are some limits on what Guardians in NJ can do without court approval
    A Legal Guardian is a person appointed by a court to be the decision-maker for a person who is incapacitated as defined by law, and unable to manage all or some of his/her affairs. The court rules provide the complex … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 3083

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Aug 28

    Facing a Condemnation? Take These 5 Initial Step

    Facing a Condemnation? Take These 5 Initial Step
    Unlike most types of litigation, a direct condemnation case generally assures the owner of at least some compensation for the property taken. So when an owner approaches an attorney, it’s usually to see if it’s…
  • Aug 26

    How to Get and Handle Retainer Fee

    How to Get and Handle Retainer Fee
    If you’re new to practice, you may have heard of retainer fees but aren’t sure how to get them and whether you can keep them. Here’s a look at the rules and a sample retainer provision to help you out. The key to…
  • Aug 24

    Lost on a Motion in Limine? Make Your Record!

    Lost on a Motion in Limine? Make Your Record!
    The basic rule is that, if you don’t make a timely objection before or when objectionable matters are mentioned or introduced, you may not be able to raise the issue on appeal. See Evid C §353. Accordingly, if you don’t…
Rank this Week: 3108

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Is There an Estate Planning Solution for Small Business Partners?

    Is There an Estate Planning Solution for Small Business Partners?
    Many people drag their feet when it comes to estate planning, because they do not know where to start. They recognize the need for a plan, but they have questions, and the matter seems complicated. This can be true for anyone, but it is…
  • Aug 26

    What Is a Self-Proving Last Will?

    What Is a Self-Proving Last Will?
    You have probably heard of the estate planning document called a last will or last will and testament. Though this document can seem like a simple device to execute, you should understand the fact that the process of estate administration…
  • Aug 24

    How Can I Balance Inheritances as a Family Business Owner?

    How Can I Balance Inheritances as a Family Business Owner?
    Estate planning can present challenges when certain conditions exist. When you are the owner of a family run business, you may well face some vexing circumstances. To explain by way of example, let’s say that you have two sons and a…
Rank this Week: 3110

The Connecticut Elder Law Blog

The Connecticut Elder Law Blog

News, stories, thoughts and insight on elder law in Connecticut. By Michael J. Keenan.

http://ctelderlawblog.typepad.com/the_connecticut_elder_law/
  • Aug 28

    Make Sure You Have the Right Type of Special Needs Trust

    Make Sure You Have the Right Type of Special Needs Trust
    Most of my clients who sit down to discuss estate planning for their special needs child are surprised to hear that there are actually two types of special needs trusts, one of them being much more appealing than the other....
  • Aug 27

    "Where Do I Keep My Will?!"

    "Where Do I Keep My Will?!"
    This is one of those standard questions that nearly every client asks me after their will or living trust is finally executed, and it is a vitally important question. I have more than enough stories about the angst and chaos...
  • Aug 26

    The Ever-Evolving Last Will & Testament

    The Ever-Evolving Last Will &amp; Testament
    Many of my clients tend to procrastinate when it comes to finalizing their estate planning documents. They struggle over who to appoint as guardians for the kids, or who should be the "back up" executor if the surviving spouse can't...
Rank this Week: 2595

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    Many Benefits of Telemedicine for Senior

    Many Benefits of Telemedicine for Senior
    These days, the old saying of “everyone and their grandmothers” is truer than many realize, especially when it comes to telemedicine. Most of our grandmothers have smartphones – and can text faster than their grandchildren.…
  • Aug 25

    Apology Law

    Apology Law
    Many states – in fact, most states – have enacted legislation allowing healthcare providers to apologize to patients and families without fear of having the apology used in court should future litigation arise. These laws are…
  • Aug 20

    How Obamacare is Creating Challenges for Medicare

    How Obamacare is Creating Challenges for Medicare
    As Obamacare shifts dollars from the fee for service sector, many Medicare supported device makers are realizing the challenges are bigger than most anticipated. Specifically, knee and hip device makers are facing hard questions on whether to…
Rank this Week: 3974

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A.…

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A. Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.arkansas-estateplanning.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    How to Fund a Timeshare into a Trust

    How to Fund a Timeshare into a Trust
    As summer nears an end, and we are trying to enjoy as much of the sunny skies and warm beaches as we can, you may be enjoying your timeshare property.  Most timeshare owners would like to pass on their property to their children, if they…
  • Aug 24

    If You Have a Farm You Need a Disaster Plan

    If You Have a Farm You Need a Disaster Plan
    Being prepared for disasters is important for everyone.  You don’t have to be a doomsday prepper to be prepared for severe weather or fires.  If you are a farm owner, it may be more important, as you could lose more than just…
  • Aug 20

    Understanding the Medicaid Spend Down Proce

    Understanding the Medicaid Spend Down Proce
    Medicaid is a health care assistance program created for the benefit of low-income individuals. To be eligible and considered “medically needy,” your resources must be less than the maximum resource amount allowed in your state.…
Rank this Week: 2897