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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/
  • May 19

    Final Rule Regarding Expansion of the Functionality of the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal

    Final Rule Regarding Expansion of the Functionality of the Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal
    On May 17, 2016, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule, specifying the timeline and process for expansion of the current Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal. The Final Rule, entitled Medicare…
  • May 13

    Purdue Pharma Should Have to Supplement MSA

    Purdue Pharma Should Have to Supplement MSA
    On May 11, 2016, Circuit Judge Steven Coms in Pike County, Kentucky, ruled to unseal records related to a 2007 suit brought by the State’s Attorney General against OxyContin manufacturer Perdue Pharma. The suit was settled in December…
  • May 11

    Humana Stretches Boundaries of MSP Private Cause of Action Again

    Humana Stretches Boundaries of MSP Private Cause of Action Again
    In the Fourth Circuit, Humana is currently pursuing reimbursement from the attorneys representing a passenger in a motor vehicle action under the persons in receipt of settlement funds provision of the MSP in yet another attempt to get the…
Rank this Week: 40

Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Nursing Home Abuse Blog

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

http://www.nursinghomesabuseblog.com/
  • May 23

    Evidence That Poor Care Contributed to Deaths of Nursing Home Patient

    Evidence That Poor Care Contributed to Deaths of Nursing Home Patient
    As of November 2015, Families for Better Care, a watchdog advocate group that protects the elderly, began ranking Missouri fourth on a list of the nation’s worst states concerning nursing homes. This is in response to Missouri…
  • May 14

    When Fines Become Part of the Nursing Home Busine

    When Fines Become Part of the Nursing Home Busine
    When families place a loved one in a nursing facility to receive quality health care, maintaining their safety and well-being in the loving environment is usually their biggest concern. However, to the nursing home, the level of care provided…
  • May 7

    Push to Ban Arbitration Clauses in Nursing Home Admission

    Push to Ban Arbitration Clauses in Nursing Home Admission
    Placing a loved one in the care of skilled nursing professionals has always been an overwhelming process where families are presented with stacks of papers and documents to sign, including a commonplace admission agreement. In many…
Rank this Week: 68

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

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

    Stories of Neglect

    Stories of Neglect
    Families and a whistleblower who allege neglect and abuse in a lawsuit filed against several nursing homes in New Mexico are sharing their stories with Action 7 News. The lawsuit was filed by New Mexico Attorney General in December of…
  • May 26

    Evictions Rise

    Evictions Rise
    WNEM had an article about the power of nursing homes to evict (or euphemistically involuntarily transfer) residents they deem high maintenance or low income. One family named Hotchkiss shared their story of their 93-year-old family…
  • May 25

    CNA Indicted for Elder Abuse

    CNA Indicted for Elder Abuse
    The Times Daily reported the indictment of CNA Nadia Ann Freeman after being accused of physically attacking an elderly dementia patient at Florence Nursing and Rehabilitation.  Freeman was indicted on second-degree elder abuse…
Rank this Week: 121

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Eli Broad (1933- ) – Businessman & Philanthropist Graduating cum laude from Michigan State University, with a degree in accounting, Eli Broad went on to become the youngest Michigan resident to have attained the credentials of…
  • May 25

    How Do I Fund My Trust?

    How Do I Fund My Trust?
    In years past, trusts were used almost exclusively by wealthy families as a tool to pass down the family fortune while avoiding estate taxes and retaining some degree of control over the assets held by the trust. Trusts have come a long way,…
  • May 20

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Dean G. Witter (1887-1969) – Businessman Dean Witter was a U.S. businessman who co-founded Dean Witter & Company, which became the largest investment house on the West Coast. In 1914, Witter partnered with Charles Blyth to found…
Rank this Week: 267

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/
  • May 21

    What Happens to Funds Inherited by a Spouse on the Breakdown of the Marriage?

    What Happens to Funds Inherited by a Spouse on the Breakdown of the Marriage?
    Some of my estate-planning clients have asked me what would happen to the money they intend to leave to their children if one of their children’s marriages breaks down.  In some cases, there may be concern that a marriage breakdown…
  • May 15

    British Columbia Court Services Branch Plans to Collect Hearing Fees Again

    British Columbia Court Services Branch Plans to Collect Hearing Fees Again
    In a letter to the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, the Assistant Deputy Minister, Court Services Branch, Ministry of Justice has advised that Court Services Branch intends to begin collecting hearing fees for civil matters set…
  • May 7

    The Sidney and North Saanich Memorial Park Society v. British Columbia (Attorney General)

    The Sidney and North Saanich Memorial Park Society v. British Columbia (Attorney General)
    A good thing about charitable purpose trusts is that they can last forever. A bad thing about charitable purpose trusts is that they can last forever. When creating a charitable purpose trusts, or any long-term trust for that matter, it is…
Rank this Week: 372

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • May 27

    Remarriage Protection

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

    Prince – Estate planning

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

    Prince – Estate planning

    Prince – Estate planning
    Like many deaths, the death of the legendary pop star Prince came as a shock and surprise for the world.  What shocked estate planning attorneys even more so is the possibility that Prince may have died without a will or an estate plan,…
Rank this Week: 459

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyer.center/
  • Dec 16

    Obese Nursing Home Residents Face Unique Risk

    Obese Nursing Home Residents Face Unique Risk
    The global rise in obesity presents many problems that our national healthcare is ill-equipped to handle. For older adults in particular, obesity and its related chronic diseases are putting an increased strain on health, wellbeing, and…
  • Dec 1

    The Reality of Tube Feeding in Nursing Home

    The Reality of Tube Feeding in Nursing Home
    The nursing home abuse lawyers at Pintas & Mullins want to highlight an extremely important but seldom discussed issue affecting residents: the use of feeding tubes in nursing homes and hospitals. Tube feeding is meant to provide…
  • Nov 17

    Medicare to Reimburse for End-of-Life Discussion

    Medicare to Reimburse for End-of-Life Discussion
    Beginning January 1, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid will reimburse health care providers for discussions with Medicare patients about the type of medical care they want at the end of their lives. The new rule will affect…
Rank this Week: 425

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

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

    ‘Granny Scammers’ Prey on Elderly With the Aid of Social Media

    ‘Granny Scammers’ Prey on Elderly With the Aid of Social Media
    A new group of con artists, known as ‘granny scammers, are taking advantage of information posted on social media accounts to try to con unsuspecting seniors out of money. The scammers are posing as loved ones or family members and…
  • Sep 10

    Does Everyone Need a Revocable Living Trust?

    Does Everyone Need a Revocable Living Trust?
    Does everyone need a revocable living trust as a part of their overall estate plan? With all the attention living trusts have received in the last several years, many people naturally assume that they must have one of these estate…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 600

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

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

    Benefits of Job Description

    Benefits of Job Description
    Paralegal. Receptionist. Legal assistant. Attorney. Custodian. We know what these positions entail, right? So why is it necessary to write a job description? After all, someone applying for any of these positions should already know what the…
  • May 25

    Staying Ahead of the Game

    Staying Ahead of the Game
    I just returned from the American Academy’s Spring Summit event in Kansas City, Missouri. It was great to see old friends and to make new ones! At the Summit event in Kansas City, I was particularly impressed by all the learning going…
  • May 23

    The Bagel Shop – Selling More Than Just Bagel

    The Bagel Shop – Selling More Than Just Bagel
    I want to tell you a story about a business model that even a nine-year-old can see! Before I explain it, I first need to set the stage a bit… One of my dreams in life was to have children and be in a position to take them to school…
Rank this Week: 1066

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • May 27

    Can I Protect My Injury Settlement With a Special Needs Trust?

    Can I Protect My Injury Settlement With a Special Needs Trust?
    A special needs trust is a type of trust can be used to preserve government benefit eligibility. These trusts are alternately referred to as supplemental needs trusts. There are different types of special needs trusts. One of them is the…
  • May 24

    Disability Planning: Do You Have an Incapacity Plan?

    Disability Planning: Do You Have an Incapacity Plan?
    Like many people, your estate plan may be intended to serve two primary purposes – protect and provide for loved ones and to plan for the distribution of estate assets in the event of your death. Unfortunately, an estate plan aimed at…
  • May 19

    Estate Administration: Prior Planning Prevents Problem

    Estate Administration: Prior Planning Prevents Problem
    Estate Administration: Prior Planning Prevents Problems from Raymond German You should have a full understanding of the estate administration process when you are devising your estate plan to avoid problems in the future. Here are a few…
Rank this Week: 1180

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/
  • May 27

    Filial Friday: Are Filial Responsibility Laws a Sign of the (Aging) Times?

    Filial Friday: Are Filial Responsibility Laws a Sign of the (Aging) Times?
    Robert A. Mead, with many years of experience as a law librarian at the University of Kansas, the University of New Mexico and the New Mexico Supreme Court, and now serving as the Deputy Chief Public Defender for New Mexico,...
  • May 26

    End of Life Prognosis: Is the Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty?

    End of Life Prognosis: Is the Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty?
    We all know folks who are the glass half-full type (optimist), as well as the glass half-empty type (pessimist). When one talks to those folks, how those folks interpret what they hear depends on what "glass type" they are. The...
  • May 26

    Life Care Centers of America: Legal Update

    Life Care Centers of America: Legal Update
    Senior residential care provider Life Care Centers of America is the focus of recent legal news, including: KOAA TV 5 News: Colorado Jury Awards $5.5 million in wrongful death suit against Life Care Center of Pueblo. Chattanooga Times Free…
Rank this Week: 839

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

Covers recent cases, helpful tips, and research with personal injury, workers compensation, accident injuries, nursing home neglect and abuse, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.

http://www.malmanlaw.com/malman-law-injury-blog
  • May 27

    When is a Product Considered Defective?

    When is a Product Considered Defective?
    A product can be considered defective in numerous ways. Once the product becomes a part of the commerce stream and injures someone, that injured party may be able to pursue a product liability claim against multiple parties. But, there are…
  • May 23

    Do I Need a Workers’ Compensation Attorney if I’m a Union Member?

    Do I Need a Workers’ Compensation Attorney if I’m a Union Member?
    There are no special training or experience requirements needed to represent a member of a workers’ union who has been injured on the job. While it is helpful to have an attorney who has experience in union worker rights and injuries,…
  • May 20

    Video Evidence and Your Injury Case

    Video Evidence and Your Injury Case
    A few years ago, video cameras were not a common fixture in public places. But today, when an injury or wrongful death occurs, the first thing investigators look for is video footage. These video recordings come from a variety of sources, and…
Rank this Week: 1158

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/
  • May 26

    Do Changes Need to Be Made to a Trust If I Buy or Sell Assets?

    Do Changes Need to Be Made to a Trust If I Buy or Sell Assets?
    This is an article from the Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC (http://www.rbsllc.com/) in Portland, Oregon, that we thought others may find helpful. When creating a comprehensive estate plan most people include documents in addition to…
  • May 19

    Estate Planning for Parent

    Estate Planning for Parent
    This is an article from the Law Offices of Michael Robinson  (http://www.mrobinsonlaw.com/) in Naples, New York, that we thought others may find helpful. Many parents with young children overlook the important process of estate planning.…
  • May 12

    Powers of Attorney Come in Many Shapes and Size

    Powers of Attorney Come in Many Shapes and Size
    This is an article from the Law Offices of Cheryl David (http://www.cheryldavid.com/) in Greensboro, North Carolina, that we thought others may find helpful. As part of any good estate plan you’ll likely create one or more powers of…
Rank this Week: 1149

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/
  • May 20

    Geriatric Emergency Department Planned for UCSD

    Geriatric Emergency Department Planned for UCSD
    We often hear news about instances of nursing home abuse and neglect in which an elderly patient dies after being taken to a hospital after it is much too late. Particularly in cases of elder neglect, a patient may require care at a hospital.…
  • May 13

    Allegations of Abuse and Neglect at Stockton Facility

    Allegations of Abuse and Neglect at Stockton Facility
    One of the largest nursing homes in Stockton, CA is facing numerous allegations of nursing home abuse and neglect, according to a recent article from Recordnet.com. Reports from patients and their families allege lack of privacy, physical…
  • May 6

    Learning More About California’s Elder Neglect Law

    Learning More About California’s Elder Neglect Law
    We often discuss cases of nursing home abuse and neglect in San Diego, and in facilities throughout the state of California. But when we talk about filing an elder abuse or neglect lawsuit, what exactly do we mean? In other words, what…
Rank this Week: 1027

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • May 13

    Probate Judges Can’t Always Be Superhero

    Probate Judges Can’t Always Be Superhero
    If you've been through the probate process, you may have wished for the probate judge to save the day. But, they can't always be superheroes. The post Probate Judges Can’t Always Be Superheros appeared first on Cramer Law Center.
  • Apr 24

    Florida’s Avalanche of Probate Case

    Florida’s Avalanche of Probate Case
    The State of Florida recently released its annual statistical report on probate caseloads for the past year. The report goes a long way in explaining just why it’s so often a painfully slow process to resolve a probate case. It looked…
  • Apr 12

    Digital Assets Part III: Victory!

    Digital Assets Part III: Victory!
    In previous posts, we addressed digital assets and how difficult it might be for fiduciaries (personal representatives or trustees) of an estate to access the digital assets of a deceased loved one, specifically their Facebook…
Rank this Week: 734

Musings of a Massachusetts Estate…

Musings of a Massachusetts Estate Lawyer

Focuses on estate planning, probate and corporation law in Massachusetts. By David E. Peterson.

http://blog.deplawfirm.com/
  • Apr 28

    The Dusty Binder: When Good Estate Plans Go Bad

    The Dusty Binder: When Good Estate Plans Go Bad
    Jim and Sally did everything right… or so they thought. They grew up in strong, middle class families, did well in school, and had many friends. Jim had a successful career with a local company, while Sally raised four responsible,…
  • Jan 20

    Four Reasons to Own Life Insurance

    Four Reasons to Own Life Insurance
      Let’s face it: most people are averse to life insurance. For permanent policies, the premiums are high, and the payouts typically don’t happen until you die. Couple that with the fact that many life insurance agents are…
  • Jan 6

    How Wealthy People Avoid Estate Taxe

    How Wealthy People Avoid Estate Taxe
    The Basics The estate and gift tax is a tax on the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next. The tax is levied when a transfer occurs, which by lifetime gift, or upon death. The estate and gift tax rates start low. The Massachusetts…
Rank this Week: 1223

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 15

    3 Yearly Questions to Ask Yourself When You Already Have an Estate Plan

    3 Yearly Questions to Ask Yourself When You Already Have an Estate Plan
    If you have been reading our blog for any length of time you probably know that taking the time to update your estate plan on a yearly basis is important. As our lives change, our estate plans need to reflect these changes. To help guide…
  • Dec 10

    Understanding Estate Planning – Divorce And Estate Plan

    Understanding Estate Planning – Divorce And Estate Plan
    When someone divorces in Kansas, Missouri or Oklahoma, understanding how the divorce will affect an estate plan is essential. Divorce is a stressful, emotional, and difficult time for anyone.  Taking the time to address estate…
  • Dec 9

    Winners of Our Client Appreciation Event Prize Give-Away Revealed!

    Winners of Our Client Appreciation Event Prize Give-Away Revealed!
    On Friday, December 4, 2015, we hosted our Client Appreciation Event where we celebrated Parman & Easterday’s Thirty Year Anniversary of protecting families.  All attendees were able to submit for the prize give-away, and we…
Rank this Week: 1068

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Sep 28

    Incapacity Planning In Your South Carolina Estate Plan

    Incapacity Planning In Your South Carolina Estate Plan
    Incapacity Planning in Your South Carolina Estate Plan from John Kuhn Though you may not want to think about the possibility of becoming incapacitated, you should because your loved ones may suffer if the worst does happen and you failed to…
  • Sep 28

    Incapacity Planning In Your South Carolina Estate Plan

    Incapacity Planning In Your South Carolina Estate Plan
    Incapacity Planning in Your South Carolina Estate Plan from John Kuhn Though you may not want to think about the possibility of becoming incapacitated, you should because your loved ones may suffer if the worst does happen and you failed to…
  • Sep 9

    Why Is a Living Trust Better than a Power of Attorney?

    Why Is a Living Trust Better than a Power of Attorney?
    A comprehensive estate plan should do more than just provide a roadmap for the distribution of your estate assets when you die. In fact, your estate plan can help further a number of related goals and objectives. The additional components you…
Rank this Week: 677

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 & 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: 751

The Elder Firm, LLC

The Elder Firm, LLC

Covers elder law, estate planning, and Missouri Medicaid eligibility.

http://www.columbiaelderlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1214

Estate of Confusion

Estate of Confusion

Covers developments in estate planning and wealth transfer taxes. By Hani Sarji.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/hanisarji/
Rank this Week: 781

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: 1016

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/
  • May 27

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Nursing Home

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Nursing Home
    Nursing homes and other care facilities should be safe places for the elderly and those needing special care. They are required to follow the rules set forth in the Illinois Nursing Home Care Reform Act. Unfortunately, some nursing homes are…
  • May 25

    Long-Term Care Facility Sued for Negligence and Wrongful Death

    Long-Term Care Facility Sued for Negligence and Wrongful Death
    With a growing population of elderly in the United States, there are more and more older people living in nursing homes. It may come as a surprise to some that there are often claims of neglect and abuse in these facilities. While we often…
  • May 23

    Negligence Blamed for Woman’s Death at Medical Facility

    Negligence Blamed for Woman’s Death at Medical Facility
    When we are being treated at a hospital or medical facility we expect that we will receive proper care and that our condition will improve, rather than worsening. In one recent case, a woman died after allegedly receiving improper treatment…
Rank this Week: 2730

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

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

    MULTI-GENERATIONAL HOUSING

    MULTI-GENERATIONAL HOUSING
    FAST GROWING TREND Multi-generational housing is one of the quickest growing forms of households in the country. Thanks in large part to the advent of the Great Recession, many families consolidated and reduced their finances, including one…
  • May 24

    NURSING HOMES UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

    NURSING HOMES UNDER THE MICROSCOPE
    FURTHER INVESTIGATION INTO NEW YORK NURSING HOMES Nurses are often on the frontline of dealing with issues of elder law, with their often compassionate personal sacrifices, mixed with their almost always professional approach to the care and…
  • May 19

    NON-PROFIT REPRESENTATIVE PAYEES FOR DISABLED

    NON-PROFIT REPRESENTATIVE PAYEES FOR DISABLED
    GROWING NEED More ten million elderly Americans rely exclusively on their Social Security pension as their sole means of support. Approximately 90 percent of senior citizens receive some sort of income from Social Security and approximately…
Rank this Week: 4545

Potter Law Firm Blog

Potter Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

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

    Will My Estate Definitely Pass Through Probate?

    Will My Estate Definitely Pass Through Probate?
    You may assume that you should use a last will to state your final wishes for your asset. It can seem like the simplest estate planning document so it is natural to think that assets would be distributed right after your death if you use a…
  • May 25

    Don’t Be Intimidated By Irrevocable Trust

    Don’t Be Intimidated By Irrevocable Trust
    If you have never looked into the subject closely, when you think about trusts, you may paint with a broad brush assuming that they all do more or less the same thing. In fact, all trusts are not created equal, and there are some big…
  • May 23

    What Does the Executor of a Will Do?

    What Does the Executor of a Will Do?
    Things do not fall into place automatically after you pass away, even if you have a last will. In your will, you would name an executor of a will to handle the estate administration tasks. The executor of a will has many different…
Rank this Week: 2616

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: 3264

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: 2929

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
  • May 27

    Getting Your Client Ready for Deposition

    Getting Your Client Ready for Deposition
    For most clients, being questioned in a deposition is a new and frightening experience. The more you can do to prepare your client, the better he or she will feel and perform. When it comes to instructing your client on how to respond to…
  • May 25

    Voir Dire: Your First Chance to Make a Good Impression

    Voir Dire: Your First Chance to Make a Good Impression
    Some attorneys erroneously think of their opening statement as the first opportunity to present themselves to the jury. In reality, the jurors will begin getting an impression of you—and by extension, your case—as soon as you…
  • May 23

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?
    Employers often face the issue of whether to allow spouses or other family members to work together. Regardless the side the employer falls on, there is potential liability lurking. A policy that allows the hiring of spouses or family members…
Rank this Week: 2777

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/
  • May 27

    How do heirs inherit values along with the valuables?

    How do heirs inherit values along with the valuables?
    Do you worry about how your children will deal with their inheritance? Do you wish you could pass along the life lessons you learned while earning and saving the money you pass on to them? If so, you're not alone. A method of passing along…
  • May 23

    Ok, that's enough! Stop giving legal advice if you're not a lawyer.

    Ok, that's enough! Stop giving legal advice if you're not a lawyer.
    On Friday, I had to yell at someone in a bank. Well, I suppose I didn't have to, but that is pretty much what happened. You tell me whether you'd have done the same. On Friday I met with a client who is around 90 years old. She has never…
  • May 23

    Still don't have a healthcare directive?

    Still don't have a healthcare directive?
    I've come across a really good article by Aviva B. Abraham of the Toronto litigation firm, Wagner Sidlofsky. It covers in some detail what you need to include in a healthcare directive, and why you should have one. Click here to read it. In…
Rank this Week: 4922

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

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

    Public Health and Law Enforcement Officials Concerned About Growing Fentanyl Trend

    Public Health and Law Enforcement Officials Concerned About Growing Fentanyl Trend
    In a front-page article, the New York Times reported that public health and law enforcement officials have noticed a growing trend in overdose deaths linked to fentanyl. According to the Times, “the total number of fentanyl…
  • May 26

    Responsible Citizen – How to Avoid Being in the Courtroom

    Responsible Citizen – How to Avoid Being in the Courtroom
    Nobody wants to go to court. It’s stressful, and it can get very expensive very quickly. By being a responsible citizen, the odds are that you’ll never have to stand before a judge. Here are some ways that you might ……
  • May 25

    Valeant Doubled Price of Physician-Assisted Suicide Drug After Legalization in California

    Valeant Doubled Price of Physician-Assisted Suicide Drug After Legalization in California
    In continuing coverage, reports that last summer, Valeant Pharmaceuticals “more than doubled the price of Seconal [secobarbital sodium], a drug used for physician-assisted suicide, from $1,500 to $3,000 shortly after California…
Rank this Week: 3284

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

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

    Benefits of Creating a Discretionary Lifetime Trust

    Benefits of Creating a Discretionary Lifetime Trust
    When you are exploring your options for passing on your estate to your beneficiaries – including your spouse, children, or other beneficiaries – one option that you may want to consider is creating a discretionary lifetime trust…
  • May 20

    How to Choose Beneficiaries for Your Life Insurance Policie

    How to Choose Beneficiaries for Your Life Insurance Policie
    When you purchase life insurance, you must also designate a beneficiary for your policy. This beneficiary is the individual who will then receive financial compensation upon your death. While it does sound easy enough picking a name, this is…
  • May 17

    Attorney Andrew Lamkin Joins the ‘Chillin’ with Adam’ Board of Director

    Attorney Andrew Lamkin Joins the ‘Chillin’ with Adam’ Board of Director
    ‘Chillin with Adam’ is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to raising money for programs for children battling cancer. May 2, 2016 – Plainview, NY – Attorney Andrew Lamkin recently announced that he has agreed…
Rank this Week: 1811

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

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

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • May 26

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

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

    Candidates' Proposed Estate Tax Plan

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

    Bernie Sander's Estate Tax Plan

    Bernie Sander's Estate Tax Plan
    Ashlea Ebeling, reporting for Forbes: The Sanders bill, a rewrite of a bill he introduced in 2010—the year the estate tax lapsed under the Bush tax cuts — would exempt the first $3.5 million on an individual’s estate from…
Rank this Week: 4660

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/
  • May 25

    Learn what government benefits are available to help pay for long-term care

    Learn what government benefits are available to help pay for long-term care
    There are a few government programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, that can help pay for long-term care services. Each program has certain regulations concerning which services are covered, your eligibility for benefits, the length of time…
  • May 11

    How and why seniors should stay socially engaged

    How and why seniors should stay socially engaged
    Experts believe that in addition to engaging in regular exercise and eating well, social networking can contribute to the health of seniors. As you become advanced in age, changes that occur in the brain can make it challenging for you to…
  • Apr 15

    Learn the facts about passive index fund

    Learn the facts about passive index fund
    When making investment decisions, people often consider whether they should use an active or passive strategy. Passive investing attempts to duplicate the returns of the market as a whole. This strategy does not involve the selection of…
Rank this Week: 1795

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
  • May 25

    Not Enough Geriatricians?

    Not Enough Geriatricians?
    Geriatrics is one of the few medical specialties in the United States that is contracting even as the need is growing. An article in the New York Times says it ranks at the bottom of the list of specialities that internal medicine residents…
  • May 18

    Is Alzheimer’s Catching?

    Is Alzheimer’s Catching?
    Some disturbing news from a Swiss medical journal suggests that Alzheimer’s may be transmissible during some medical treatments. An article on nature.com says that autopsies done on the brains of seven people who died of the rare…
  • May 11

    A Prescription For Confusion

    A Prescription For Confusion
    Taking medications at the correct time is a special problem for the elderly. They take quite a few more drugs than younger people do, many take seven or more a day. Still, studies show that the more times a day you have to take a medication,…
Rank this Week: 4920

J.M. Reinan, P.C. Blog

J.M. Reinan, P.C. Blog

Discusses nursing home neglect & abuse, medical malpractice, consumer protection and civil rights.

http://reinanlaw.com/category/blog/
  • May 23

    Westword Publishes Article on Gerald Propp Case

    Westword Publishes Article on Gerald Propp Case
    The Law Offices of J.M. Reinan, P.C. represents the surviving spouse of Gerald Propp in her claims brought against Mr. Propp’s former assisted living facility, Atria Park of Applewood in Lakewood, Colorado. As detailed in...
  • Apr 8

    Denver Post Publishes Article Regarding Potential Lawsuits Sparked by Northeast Denver Flood-Control Project

    Denver Post Publishes Article Regarding Potential Lawsuits Sparked by Northeast Denver Flood-Control Project
    To read the article, including J Reinan’s comments on this hotly contested local issue, follow the link here: http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_29742965/northeast-denver-flood-control-project-could-spark-lawsuit
  • Apr 1

    Jordana Griff Gingrass Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Under Age 40

    Jordana Griff Gingrass Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Under Age 40
    Reinan Law attorney, Jordana Griff Gingrass, has received the prestigious honor of being named Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney Under 40 in the state of Colorado. The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (“NAOPIA”) is...
Rank this Week: 2993

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • May 22

    Can Family Pay for Private Room When Loved One is Receiving Medicaid? #Medicaid

    Can Family Pay for Private Room When Loved One is Receiving Medicaid? #Medicaid
                It’s a question that I’ve been asked numerous times over the years.  It’s also one that has caused a lot of confusion.  I’ve spoken with some…
  • May 15

    A Most Unusual Support System

    A Most Unusual Support System
                A recent story that made the news and spread quickly via the Internet reminds us of the importance of having a support system in place because you just never know when you…
  • May 8

    What Happens When You Don’t File for Medicaid When You Should (Part 2) #Medicaid

    What Happens When You Don’t File for Medicaid When You Should (Part 2) #Medicaid
                Last week I was telling you about the call I received from Shelly.  Her mom was sued by the nursing home where her husband resided for the last 4 months of his…
Rank this Week: 1876

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/
  • May 22

    A Shameful Problem: Elder Financial Abuse

    A Shameful Problem: Elder Financial Abuse
    A new report suggests that financial abuse of older adults is much more prevalent than previous thought. The statistics we have been using on financial fraud and exploitation of the elderly may be way low. If you are over 65 you probably…
  • May 13

    PA Department of Aging Releases Draft State Plan on Aging for 2016-2020

    PA Department of Aging Releases Draft State Plan on Aging for 2016-2020
    Every four years, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA) is required by both state and federal law to develop and submit a "State Plan on Aging" to the federal government. The Plan is required for Pennsylvania to receive federal…
  • May 5

    Cost of Care 2016

    Cost of Care 2016
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Rank this Week: 4606

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/
  • May 21

    Common Prescription Medication That May Increase Risk of Falls for San Diego Elder

    Common Prescription Medication That May Increase Risk of Falls for San Diego Elder
    Each year, more than one in three seniors sustain falls, which result in serious injuries. In some instances, falls are the result of elder or nursing home abuse. But in other instances, falls are purely accidental. An experienced San Diego…
  • May 15

    5 Simple Steps San Diego Elders Can Take to Prevent Fall

    5 Simple Steps San Diego Elders Can Take to Prevent Fall
    When an elder (defined as anyone over the age of 65) falls down, injuries can range from minor bumps or bruises to serious injuries, including bone fractures or even brain injuries. Studies have also shown that even minor falls which produce…
  • May 5

    Balance Exercises: Can They Help San Diego Elders to Reduce Their Chance of Falling?

    Balance Exercises: Can They Help San Diego Elders to Reduce Their Chance of Falling?
    Each year, more than one in three elders in San Diego falls, with serious injuries resulting. In some instances, falls are the result of elder or nursing home abuse. But in other cases, falls are purely accidental. If an elder you love has…
Rank this Week: 2960

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • May 20

    Tipping Point for Age Discrimination in Hiring?

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

    The New Overtime Rule

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

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

    EEOC Pitches Lack of Diversity in the Tech Industry as an “Innovation Opportunity”
    After more than a decade of ignoring rampant and blatant age discrimination in the tech industry (and everywhere else), the issue appears finally to have surfaced on the EEOC’s radar screen. But it is not being seen as an…
Rank this Week: 1952

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/
  • May 18

    How will you pay for long-term care?

    How will you pay for long-term care?
    Genworth just released its latest analysis of long-term care costs. Nationally, the current median cost for a semi-private room in a nursing home is $82,125 per year; for a private room, $92,378. That's an increase of 2.27% from last year.…
  • May 13

    WASP veterans win another war

    WASP veterans win another war
    The Women Airforce Service Pilots helped the United States win World War II. More than half a century later, they have won another battle. As I told you in February, the WASPs flew many non-combat missions, freeing up male pilots for…
  • May 11

    Sumner Redstone's competency trial dismissed, but the saga continue

    Sumner Redstone's competency trial dismissed, but the saga continue
    Who do your sympathies rest with in the legal brouhaha swirling around ailing media tycoon Sumner Redstone? Are you inclined to believe that the frail 92-year-old billionaire's ex-girlfriend, Manuela Herzer, is just a good soul looking out…
Rank this Week: 4498

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/
  • May 18

    Aides Plead Guilty After Posting Degrading Photos of Nursing Home Residents on Social Media

    Aides Plead Guilty After Posting Degrading Photos of Nursing Home Residents on Social Media
    Nursing home staff members were accused of violating a resident’s privacy by posting degrading photographs and videos on social media. Jane Bosquet, a 76 year old woman suffering from dementia and Parkinson’s disease and…
  • May 4

    California Nursing Home Faces $100,000 Fine After A Resident Fall

    California Nursing Home Faces $100,000 Fine After A Resident Fall
    Holiday Manor Care Center, a nursing home in California, was fined $100,000 as a result of a resident’s death at the facility. The facility was found to have several deficiencies in the way the staff cared for the patient who had a…
  • Apr 30

    CMS Nursing Home Ratings as a Loan Criteria?

    CMS Nursing Home Ratings as a Loan Criteria?
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) created the Five-Star Quality Rating System in order to help consumers, families, and caregivers compare nursing homes easily and help identify areas they may have questions about. The…
Rank this Week: 4037

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
  • May 17

    Invitation for the YouthACT Transition Truths National Online Dialogue

    Invitation for the YouthACT Transition Truths National Online Dialogue
    Press Release: Are you a young person with a disability or an ally of the disability community? There is an important conversation going on about what youth and young adults with disabilities need to become successful adults, and we’re…
  • Apr 25

    In Virginia do I automatically receive Medicare if I get Social Security Disability Benefits?

    In Virginia do I automatically receive Medicare if I get Social Security Disability Benefits?
    I am asked this question frequently: Do I automatically receive Medicare benefits if I’m approved for Social Security Disability benefits? Answer:  Yes, you receive Medicare after you receive Social Security Disability Benefits for…
  • Apr 14

    Good News For Those in Virginia With Disabilities and Student Loan

    Good News For Those in Virginia With Disabilities and Student Loan
    As part of my practice I assist those with disabilities get their student loan debt forgiven.  It has now gotten much easier. On Tuesday, 4/12/16, the Department of Education announced a new program that will identify hundreds of…
Rank this Week: 4405

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

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

    Time to take RMDs. Time to understand taxes.

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

    Suitability vs. Fiduciary

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

    Will Medicare pay for my long-term care?

    Will Medicare pay for my long-term care?
    Many Americans don’t consider the cost of future long-term care. Those that do, often grossly underestimate the actual costs. Long-term care consists mainly of custodial care or assistance with daily activities such as eating, bathing,…
Rank this Week: 2213

Massachusetts Estate Planning,…

Massachusetts Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law

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

http://elderlaw.info/
Rank this Week: 4925

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://blog.finkrosnerershow-levenberg.com/
  • May 13

    To plan your estate, find out what you actually have

    To plan your estate, find out what you actually have
    People often think of “estate planning” as just making a Last Will and Testament that directs who should inherit what. But a fundamental and necessary tenet of “estate planning” is to know just what you have, so that…
  • May 9

    Payback provisions are required for a qualified special needs trust

    Payback provisions are required for a qualified special needs trust
    Self-settled special needs trusts must have a payback provision to be considered an exempt trust  under the federal and state Medicaid program. A Medicaid applicant under 65 can transfer his or her excess resources (assets) into a…
  • May 5

    The system puts a heavy burden on applicant to prove Medicaid eligibility

    The system puts a heavy burden on applicant to prove Medicaid eligibility
    In A.T. v. Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (unpublished non-precedential decision, Appellate Division of Superior Court, 2015, WL 7421647), a Medicaid application was denied for failure to provide requested verifications of…
Rank this Week: 2722