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Nursing Home Law Center

Nursing Home Law Center

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

https://www.nursinghomelawcenter.org/
  • Nov 14

    Investment in Nursing Industry Seen as Lucrative. But at What Cost?

    Investment in Nursing Industry Seen as Lucrative. But at What Cost?
    It really doesn’t come as a surprise to most people to learn that seniors are representing a growing segment of the overall population. Current figures suggest that the number of elderly people living in the country may climb by about…
  • Oct 20

    Life Care Centers Nursing Home

    Life Care Centers Nursing Home
    Life Care Centers of America (LCCA) are based out of Cleveland, TN and operate over 200 nursing homes and assisted care facilities across the U.S. They opened their first facility back in 1970 and have grown into one of the largest chains of…
  • Oct 19

    Golden Living Nursing Home

    Golden Living Nursing Home
    Golden Living has over 300 “Living Centers” in 21 states across the U.S. Touted as an award winning company of long-term care, they are happy to report that dozens of their facilities have received recognition for quality care in…
Rank this Week: 128

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Dec 5

    Supporting Family Decision Makers for Nursing Home Resident

    Supporting Family Decision Makers for Nursing Home Resident
    JAMA published another study regarding the necessity and effectiveness of communicating with resident’s family members. The study showed how better training can lead to better communication and improved quality of care. The intervention…
  • Dec 4

    Communication at End of Life

    Communication at End of Life
    Reuters had an article on the importance of communication during end of life discussions.  A new study shows better communications leads to less wasteful hospitalizations. “At the end of life, hospital stays for seriously injured…
  • Dec 3

    New Rule for Hospital

    New Rule for Hospital
    NPR reported on what hospitals can and do tell patients looking for information on long term care alternatives.  “For years, many hospitals simply have given patients a list of all the skilled nursing facilities near where they…
Rank this Week: 188

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/
  • Oct 21

    Lawsuit Filed Against the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Following New Arbitration Regulation

    Lawsuit Filed Against the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Following New Arbitration Regulation
    The American Health Care Association (ACHA) filed a lawsuit against the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Monday, October 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi. The suit was filed after CMS…
  • Oct 21

    Nursing Home Residents Right to Sue Restored

    Nursing Home Residents Right to Sue Restored
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the Health and Human Services Department, has issued a rule that will prevent nursing homes receiving federal funding from requiring resident’s to sign admission…
  • Sep 30

    Four Upstate New York Nursing Home Aides Arrested for Abuse of Resident

    Four Upstate New York Nursing Home Aides Arrested for Abuse of Resident
    Attorney General Eric T. Schniderman announced the arrest and arraignment of four former nursing aids in Oswego, NY on September 15, 2016. The aids were arrested for cases regarding nursing home abuse at two Oswego nursing homes. All…
Rank this Week: 234

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: 248

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/
  • Dec 4

    Long-Distance Caregiving

    Long-Distance Caregiving
    The Alzheimer’s Association blog recently ran a post about the challenges of long-distance caregiving. The post features an interview with Richard Lui, a reporter for NBC and MSNBC, who flies weekly across country. Finding Joy in the Face…
  • Dec 1

    FAQ on LTC Ombudsman Rule

    FAQ on LTC Ombudsman Rule
    The Administration on Aging (AoA) issued FAQ on the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. The purpose of the FAQs is " to assist State Agencies on Aging, States’ Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs, and other entities that work with…
  • Nov 30

    LGBTQI Bias in Nursing Homes?

    LGBTQI Bias in Nursing Homes?
    The NY Times ran an article recently focusing on bias against LGBTQI residents of nursing homes. No Rest at Rest Home: Fighting Bias Against Gays and Lesbians starts with telling the story of one resident who ended up filing suit,...
Rank this Week: 310

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/
  • Nov 30

    Draft RFP for WCRC Released…Again.

    Draft RFP for WCRC Released…Again.
    CMS recently released a draft RFP for a new Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) to review WCMSAs once again.  The draft RFP can be found here (Solicitation No: RFP-CMS-2016-8A-0008). Comments on the proposed RFP must be…
  • Nov 29

    Stealth Guided and Robotic Assisted Surgeries – Coming to an MSA Near You?

    Stealth Guided and Robotic Assisted Surgeries – Coming to an MSA Near You?
    Over the past several years, there have been significant advances in surgical techniques across all fields of medicine. Two of these advances, robotic assisted surgery and stealth guided surgery have gained popularity as the technology…
  • Nov 21

    Teleconference Call Recap: CMS and CRC Address Delays and Enhancements  

    Teleconference Call Recap: CMS and CRC Address Delays and Enhancements  
    On Thursday, November 17, the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) held a teleconference, with both CMS representatives and Commercial Repayment Center (CRC) representatives available to provide long awaited…
Rank this Week: 373

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/
  • Nov 24

    Negligent Nursing Home Care Blamed for Woman’s Death

    Negligent Nursing Home Care Blamed for Woman’s Death
    Nursing homes are required to provide proper care to our elderly loved ones in their twilight years. Sadly, sometimes nursing homes fail to provide the level of care that is expected or that is required. The administrator for a woman’s…
  • Nov 21

    Levin & Perconti Represent Family in Nursing Home Negligence Case

    Levin & Perconti Represent Family in Nursing Home Negligence Case
    Nursing homes are required by law to provide a safe environment where proper care is provided. In some cases, nursing homes fail to provide adequate care. When a nursing home fails to properly care for a patient and an injury or death occurs,…
  • Nov 21

    Long-Term Care Facility Failed to Prevent Injuries and Death

    Long-Term Care Facility Failed to Prevent Injuries and Death
    Nursing homes and care facilities are expected to support and monitor our elderly loved ones. Unfortunately, care facilities do not provide the care or supervision necessary to monitor residents and a patient sustains injuries or dies. Levin…
Rank this Week: 492

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: 505

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury. By Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 4

    Car Crash Checklist: What to Do, What to Avoid

    Car Crash Checklist: What to Do, What to Avoid
    Car accidents are a serious problem in Chicago and throughout the state of Illinois. As the Illinois Department of Transportation reports, every day in our state, there are: 811 traffic crashes 232 crash-related injuries 2 crash-related…
  • Dec 2

    Four Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard attorneys named ‘Emerging Lawyers’

    Four Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard attorneys named ‘Emerging Lawyers’
    CHICAGO (December 2, 2016) – The Illinois personal injury and medical malpractice law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is proud to announce four of its attorneys have been named Emerging Lawyers by the Law Bulletin…
  • Dec 1

    December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

    December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
    Father of man killed by drunk driver, Chicago car accident attorney available to speak on legal and personal ramifications of impaired driving CHICAGO (December 1, 2016) – December marks National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, which…
Rank this Week: 709

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/
  • Dec 2

    Decanting an Irrevocable Trust to Protect Public Benefit Eligibility

    Decanting an Irrevocable Trust to Protect Public Benefit Eligibility
    Unintended consequences can occur when people fail to consider the effect of a plan on persons with special needs. Estate planners who are unfamiliar with public benefits may unintentionally create plans that can wreck a beneficiary’s…
  • Nov 28

    ‘Tis the Season…for hospital admissions and long-term are planning!

    ‘Tis the Season…for hospital admissions and long-term are planning!
    Author: Stephanie Washington Co-Author: Letha Sgritta-McDowell During the holidays, it is not uncommon for emergency rooms to see an increase in visits by the elderly population. As we know, the elderly are more susceptible to catching…
  • Nov 18

    Life-Saving Tech Tip for Cell Phone User

    Life-Saving Tech Tip for Cell Phone User
    Your cell phone may have a life-saving feature that you should be aware of. For iPhone users, the feature is called “Medical ID.”  Medical ID lets others access important medical information about you without unlocking your…
Rank this Week: 718

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
  • Nov 9

    Trump’s Estate Tax Plan

    Trump’s Estate Tax Plan
    Well, it happened. Something very few people saw coming: Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. For most people, there are a whole host of potentially more pressing questions about what Trump's presidency will mean for the…
  • Oct 18

    Hillary Clinton’s Estate Tax Plan

    Hillary Clinton’s Estate Tax Plan
    Last Thursday, Hillary Clinton declared her proposal for the federal estate tax: Currently, only estates worth $5.5 million or more pay taxes on inheritance. Clinton would lower that threshold to $3.5 million per person and $7 million per…
  • Oct 10

    Second Marriage? What Could Happen if You Don’t Have an Estate Plan

    Second Marriage? What Could Happen if You Don’t Have an Estate Plan
    Did you know that if you die without a will, each state in the U.S. has already written one for you? These default “wills” are actually called “intestacy statutes” and they generally provide the following as to the…
Rank this Week: 609

The Helpful Lawyer

The Helpful Lawyer

A Texas sole practioner's blog on issues that face my clients.

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

    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person

    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person
    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person In this last part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse…
  • Apr 11

    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly

    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly
    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly In this 3rd part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse the powers granted…
  • Apr 6

    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse

    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse
    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse In this 2nd part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse the powers…
Rank this Week: 712

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: 539

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
  • Dec 5

    Where to Start on Response to an Administrative Action

    Where to Start on Response to an Administrative Action
    Your client is the subject of an agency investigation, accusation, or statement of issues on a license, benefit, or other matter. The timeline for filing your response is typically short, so you’ll have to move fast. Here are the first…
  • Dec 2

    4 Tips to Get the Jury Excited About Your Expert

    4 Tips to Get the Jury Excited About Your Expert
    Don’t treat the qualification of your expert as a mere formality. The expert’s qualifications should convince jurors that they’re fortunate to have someone as qualified as the expert to assist them in deciding the case and…
  • Nov 30

    Are Your Employees Inventing on the Job? Tips for Drafting Invention Assignment Agreement

    Are Your Employees Inventing on the Job? Tips for Drafting Invention Assignment Agreement
    Who owns an employee’s inventions? This is an issue that’s vitally important to many businesses, particularly those in the tech industry. Most companies are taking a proactive step by requiring employees to sign invention…
Rank this Week: 1122

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Dec 4

    How Medicaid Treats Life Insurance (Part 1)

    How Medicaid Treats Life Insurance (Part 1)
                    Medicaid requires the applicant to spend down all assets to under $2000 before approving an application for benefits.  The question comes up…
  • Nov 27

    John Hancock Latest to Drop Long Term Care

    John Hancock Latest to Drop Long Term Care
                    Two weeks ago John Hancock, one of the largest providers of long term care insurance announced it is withdrawing from the market.  It will stop…
  • Nov 20

    Home for the Holidays (Part 2)

    Home for the Holidays (Part 2)
                Last week I was talking about changes in loved ones we may notice around holiday time, simply because we may be returning home after some time away.  So what can or…
Rank this Week: 1275

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/
  • Dec 2

    Forget coffins! This company will swirl you into beautiful glass creations when you die

    Forget coffins! This company will swirl you into beautiful glass creations when you die
    The funeral industry has come a long way and it seems to come up with more and more innovative ideas. The newest fad is have a spoonful of your cremated ashes added to a glass mixture that is swirled into a lovely, individual glass orb. Each…
  • Nov 28

    Not as they intended: Estate plans gone wrong

    Not as they intended: Estate plans gone wrong
    Estate planners like me are always telling people to make their plans and get them onto paper in the right way. But even planned estates occasionally go off the rails. Sometimes it's because of an essential detail that got lost in the…
  • Nov 24

    Corona Beer founder Antonino Fernandez makes entire village millionaires in his will

    Corona Beer founder Antonino Fernandez makes entire village millionaires in his will
    In August 2016, billionaire Antonino Fernandez died at age 98. In his will, he left his entire fortune to the folks who live in the village of Cerezales del Condado, where Mr. Fernandez had grown up in a large, very poor family. Each villager…
Rank this Week: 920

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/
  • Dec 1

    Federal Estate Tax Exclusion Increases. Will this tax survive 2017?

    Federal Estate Tax Exclusion Increases. Will this tax survive 2017?
    The IRS has released the annual inflation adjustment amounts and tax rate schedules that will apply in 2017. Included are the new gift and estate tax exclusion amounts for 2017. The new inflation adjusted numbers are available in…
  • Nov 25

    New Law Addresses Tenant “Death Penalty”

    New Law Addresses Tenant “Death Penalty”
    Pennsylvania's Governor Wolf has signed a new law intended to protect the estates of renters who die during the term of a residential lease. The law is Act 116 of 2016 (HB 447).   It is not unusual for a residential tenant who has a full…
  • Nov 19

    What is that NOTICE on the front of my Power of Attorney?

    What is that NOTICE on the front of my Power of Attorney?
    [The following article was written by my colleague, Elizabeth White, Certified Elder Law Attorney* of Marshall, Parker and Weber] It is human nature to get nervous when we see the word “NOTICE”. After all, this word is usually…
Rank this Week: 738

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/
  • Nov 30

    Financial Planning After the Wedding

    Financial Planning After the Wedding
    This is an article from the law office of Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. (http://www.wealth-counselors.com/) in Reno, Nevada, that we thought others may find helpful. Weddings are very memorable events – full of anticipation and lots…
  • Nov 30

    Four Ways Your Property Transfers After You Die

    Four Ways Your Property Transfers After You Die
    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. When most people think about estate planning, what they think about is transferring…
  • Nov 22

    How Do I Keep My Son-in-Law from Winding Up with My Assets?

    How Do I Keep My Son-in-Law from Winding Up with My Assets?
    This is an article from the law office of Amen, Gantner & Capriano (http://www.yourestatematters.com/) in St. Louis, Missouri, that we thought others may find helpful. You have worked hard all your life, saved faithfully, and invested…
Rank this Week: 1230

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Provides estate planning thoughts, news and planning ideas. By Gilfix & La Poll Associates LLP.

http://www.gilfix.com/blog/
  • Nov 30

    Three mistakes parents of special needs children should avoid

    Three mistakes parents of special needs children should avoid
    Parents of special needs children hope to provide their offspring with financial security and the care they need. However, even with the best of intentions they risk making mistakes that could have costly, long-term consequences for their…
  • Nov 28

    National Gilfix & La Poll Article on Multigeneration Strategies and “New Economy” Service

    National Gilfix & La Poll Article on Multigeneration Strategies and “New Economy” Service
    At Gilfix & La Poll, we take pride in innovating new ways to serve our estate planning clients. We recently published an article in Estate Planning magazine covering two ways in which we build beneficial relationships with our clients…
  • Nov 9

    Study reveals misconceptions about long term care cost

    Study reveals misconceptions about long term care cost
    Planning ahead for long term care and how to fund it can seem daunting. The average American underestimates in-home care costs by nearly 50 percent, according to the Genworth Financial 2016 Cost of Care Study. The findings indicate many…
Rank this Week: 967

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Nov 28

    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law – Part 2

    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law – Part 2
    Our last blog talked about a case where possession of “lost “cash did not result in the “finder” of the cash ending up with it. In a famous “treasure trove” case involving Mel Fisher and the wreck of the…
  • Nov 10

    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law

    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law
    You have heard the old adage “possession is 9/10 of the law.” Well, here is a case dealing with the other 1/10. The Arizona case of Grande v. Jennings involved a hoarder by the name of Robert Spann. When he passed away in 2001,…
  • Sep 27

    Paternity Claims in Probate

    Paternity Claims in Probate
    If a man dies in Florida without having his own will or trust prepared, he is considered to have died intestate. In other words, his estate will be distributed according to the “will” the state wrote for him. Under the…
Rank this Week: 1110

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/
Rank this Week: 1031

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/
  • Nov 21

    Join Us for Our Last Two Free Living Trust Seminars of 2016

    Join Us for Our Last Two Free Living Trust Seminars of 2016
    If you do not have an estate plan – or if your estate plan consists only of a basic will – you may not be adequately protecting your family against probate and estate taxes. Without proper planning, your family could lose a large…
  • Nov 9

    Keeping it Safe on the Road (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    Keeping it Safe on the Road (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    Most people agree that driving is one of the keys to independence. However, new driving challenges arise as you age. Arthritis can make flexing and twisting painful and weakened muscles make it harder to grip. Aging also affects vision,…
  • Oct 21

    Are All Trusts Asset-Protecting Trusts?

    Are All Trusts Asset-Protecting Trusts?
    The living trust is the bedrock foundation upon which our estate plans are built. It’s right there in the word: trust. It sounds safe and secure; it’s warm peace of mind. If you’ve been to one of our seminars or workshops,…
Rank this Week: 1146

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/
  • Nov 20

    Federal Estate Exclusion Up Slightly to $5.49M in 2017

    Federal Estate Exclusion Up Slightly to $5.49M in 2017
    The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the basic federal estate tax exclusion for the estates of decedents dying during calendar year 2017 will be $5.49 million, up from $5.45 million for calendar year 2016.  In addition,…
  • Mar 12

    What is Medicaid and why would my parents need it for nursing home coverage?

    What is Medicaid and why would my parents need it for nursing home coverage?
    Medicaid (called "MassHealth" in Massachusetts, and "Ritecare" in Rhode Island) is a joint federal-state program that provides health insurance coverage to low-income children, seniors, and people with disabilities. Importantly, unlike almost…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 942

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

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

    Do you know any Jay Walkers?

    Do you know any Jay Walkers?
    Have you seen seniors trying to cross a busy street where there are no traffic lights? Many think they can walk faster than the speeding car headed their way. Not so….. Becoming allies in promoting safety for seniors can encompass a…
  • Nov 16

    Must an estate pay for a charitable pledge by the deceased?

    Must an estate pay for a charitable pledge by the deceased?
    Canadians are charitable people. According to Statistics Canada, 82% of Canadians made a financial donation to a charitable or non-profit organization in 2013 (the latest available year). The amount given by donors increased from an annual…
  • Nov 15

    TFSA’s – a refresher on the Rule

    TFSA’s – a refresher on the Rule
    Borrowing heavily from some recent literature on this subject, I though it may be useful at this time of the year to quickly revisit some of the rules surrounding tax free savings accounts (“TFSA”) Contribution room for an…
Rank this Week: 894

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

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

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
  • Sep 22

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

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

    Idaho Elder Law - Yes, Medicaid Planning is Ethical

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

    Idaho Elder Law - Medicaid Planning is Legal

    Idaho Elder Law - Medicaid Planning is Legal
    The first thing to know is that it is not illegal to do Medicaid Planning. It is illegal to “hide” assets and hiding assets will land you in prison.
Rank this Week: 1241

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

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

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

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

    The Joy Of Inheriting Appreciated Property

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

    When PODs Go BAD

    When PODs Go BAD
    Are payable on death accounts a simple way to pass assets to heirs or are they a mistake? It sure sounds simple. With a payable on death account or paid on death account, you name a beneficiary who gets the account when you die—no probate,…
Rank this Week: 775

North Carolina Trusts and Estates…

North Carolina Trusts and Estates Litigation

A discussion of trusts and estates litigation in North Carolina. By Evan Lohr.

https://ncestatelitigation.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1053

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: 892

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: 899

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: 1145

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 5

    First Circuit Revives Lawsuit Against CVS Over Vitamin E Label

    First Circuit Revives Lawsuit Against CVS Over Vitamin E Label
    Reuters reports the First Circuit Court of Appeals revived a lawsuit against CVS Health Corp. that claims the drugstore chain deceived consumers by marketing its store-brand vitamin E as promoting “heart health” through a…
  • Dec 2

    Doctors, Owners, and Executives of Dallas Hospital Chain Indicted in Kickback Scheme

    Doctors, Owners, and Executives of Dallas Hospital Chain Indicted in Kickback Scheme
    More than 20 doctors and other professionals connected with Forest Park Medical  Centers have been indicted for taking or giving illegal kickbacks, according to the Dallas Morning News. Here are the opening paragraphs of the…
  • Dec 1

    4 Historical Court Cases That Shaped Free Speech Today

    4 Historical Court Cases That Shaped Free Speech Today
    Freedom of speech has been an important issue throughout history, particularly in modern times when we’re surrounded by print, television, and digital media. The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution grants its citizens the right to…
Rank this Week: 3316

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/
  • Dec 5

    VA Publishes New Compensation Benefits Rate After .3% COLA Increase

    VA Publishes New Compensation Benefits Rate After .3% COLA Increase
    In October 2016, the DVA announced that a .3% increase in DVA benefits rates for 2016-2017.  This increase is a reflection of the cost-of-living adjustment for this fiscal year based upon the Consumer Price Index. Last…
  • Nov 22

    CMS Rule banning arbitration clauses is blocked for now

    CMS Rule banning arbitration clauses is blocked for now
    A few months ago we wrote about a new rule issued by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that banned pre-litigation mandatory arbitration clauses in the admission contracts of nursing homes that receive federal Medicaid or…
  • Nov 8

    Person under Guardianship still has the right to vote

    Person under Guardianship still has the right to vote
    When a Court enters an order in a guardianship action that finds a person to be “incapacitated,” the Court is required in New Jersey to consider the functional areas in which the person needs or does not need a surrogate ……
Rank this Week: 2416

Aging & Law in West Virginia

Aging & Law in West Virginia

Features a case of the week. By West Virginia Senior Legal Aid.

http://seniorlegalaid.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    Medicare A&B Premiums, Deductibles, Copays 2017

    Medicare A&B Premiums, Deductibles, Copays 2017
    The premium for Medicare Part B is calculated by outpatient utilization figures from the year before. Because beneficiaries used the services more than anticipated in 2015 the Part B premium for 2017 will increase will increase for most…
  • Dec 2

    Social Security amounts for 2017

    Social Security amounts for 2017
    Social Security beneficiaries will receive a COLA (cost of living adjustment) of .3% for 2017. Social Security beneficiaries who are still working while receiving benefits will be subject to the following Retirement Earnings Test Exempt…
  • Dec 1

    Today is World AIDS Day

    Today is World AIDS Day
    Older West Virginians are not immune to HIV infection. One exposure can become a transmission. The World Health Organization recommends every sexually active adult get tested annually. Learn more about aging and HIV from the CDC…
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Southern California Nursing Home…

Southern 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/
  • Dec 2

    Elderly Patients in San Diego at Risk Following Hospital Discharge

    Elderly Patients in San Diego at Risk Following Hospital Discharge
    When an elderly loved one in San Diego requires nearly constant medical care, many family members are at their most concerned when that loved one has to be hospitalized. However, according to a recent article in California Healthline, one of…
  • Nov 23

    Sex Offenders and Nursing Home Abuse in San Diego

    Sex Offenders and Nursing Home Abuse in San Diego
    If you have an elderly loved one in a San Diego nursing home, should the prevalence of sex offenders within the facility impact how you gauge your relative’s personal safety and risk of nursing home abuse? We are not referring to…
  • Nov 18

    Law Enforcement and San Diego Nursing Home Abuse Identification

    Law Enforcement and San Diego Nursing Home Abuse Identification
    Law enforcement officials are often in a unique position to recognize signs and symptoms of elder abuse in the San Diego area. Yet, as an article from In Public Safety points out, police officers frequently are not sufficiently trained in…
Rank this Week: 1764

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/
  • Dec 1

    Does a Revocable Trust Allow My Assets to Pass Outside of Probate Automatically?

    Does a Revocable Trust Allow My Assets to Pass Outside of Probate Automatically?
    One of the best tools estate planning attorneys in Jacksonville utilize for their clients is the Florida revocable trust. The revocable trust is also known as a living trust.  A revocable trust has many benefits including the ability to…
  • Nov 29

    How to Change Marital Status on Florida Death Certificate

    How to Change Marital Status on Florida Death Certificate
    Correcting a Death Certificate in Florida for a Change in Marital Status We often receive calls about how to correct a Florida Death Certificate in relation to filing a Probate case in Florida. Correcting a Florida Death Certificate is done…
  • Nov 28

    Is An Estate Liable For Rent When A Roommate Dies?

    Is An Estate Liable For Rent When A Roommate Dies?
    As Jacksonville estate planning attorneys, we often come across unusual scenarios that require a deep look into the law.  A recent questions posed to the Jacksonville probate attorneys at the firm was: “Is a roommate’s estate…
Rank this Week: 1351

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt…

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt Blog

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

http://www.alexislevitt.com/blog/
  • Dec 1

    South Shore ARC Autism Resource Center – At Last

    South Shore ARC Autism Resource Center – At Last
    As knowledge about autism has grown, along with medical and public benefits for autism, families have been struggling to create and navigate the safety net system all at once. Now there is a group to turn to, a place to find answers and to…
  • Dec 1

    Open Your Home and Grow Your Family

    Open Your Home and Grow Your Family
    The South Shore ARC is looking for families who would like to host under the Shared Living program. This is a state program that matches up adults with developmental disabilities with “host families.” If you would like to open…
  • Oct 21

    Medicare Open Enrollment Season

    Medicare Open Enrollment Season
    Medicare Open Enrollment is happening now: it runs from October 15 to December 7. Now is the time to check whether your supplement and Part D plans are the right ones for you. For help with the research, you can visit www.medicare.gov and you…
Rank this Week: 4614

Chicago Injury Lawyer

Chicago Injury Lawyer

By the Willens Law Offices.

https://www.willenslaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 1

    Road to Zero Coalition – Will It Prevent Chicago Car Accidents?

    Road to Zero Coalition – Will It Prevent Chicago Car Accidents?
    In 2015, 35,000 people were killed in fatal motor vehicle accidents. Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading cause of injuries and death in the U.S. According to the Department of Transportation, in 2015, 35,000 people lost their lives…
  • Nov 30

    Statute of Limitations on Birth Injury Lawsuits in Illinoi

    Statute of Limitations on Birth Injury Lawsuits in Illinoi
    Statute of Limitations on Birth Injury Lawsuits in Chicago, Illinois The birth of a new child into the family is the most exciting time in the life of parents, and everyone expects that their baby will be born healthy. Unfortunately, some…
  • Nov 29

    Why Healthcare Workers Face Higher Injury Risks?

    Why Healthcare Workers Face Higher Injury Risks?
    While healthcare workers perform one of the most important jobs, they are unfortunately at higher risk of injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the healthcare industry employs more than 18 million US…
Rank this Week: 2063

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Dec 1

    Should You Implement a No-Contest Clause in Your Will?

    Should You Implement a No-Contest Clause in Your Will?
    Estate Planning Attorney Explains the No-Contest Clause in Wills per New York Laws If you think that your beneficiaries will argue about your will, or that they may contest your will in court, there are ways to prevent disagreements among…
  • Nov 28

    Succession Ideas and Solutions for Family Farm

    Succession Ideas and Solutions for Family Farm
    Local Attorneys Helping Long Island Family Farmers with Estate Planning New York is no stranger to family farms. In fact, there are plenty. Whether you own a large commercial farm or a small family range, it is important that you protect it.…
  • Nov 21

    Estate Planning Tips for the Never-Been-Married

    Estate Planning Tips for the Never-Been-Married
    Long Island Attorneys Assisting Singles with Estate Planning Just because you are not married does not mean that you do not have assets. There are plenty of single individuals today with substantial estates – and those assets must be…
Rank this Week: 1896

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

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

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1396

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
  • Nov 30

    In Virginia Should You Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits Online?

    In Virginia Should You Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits Online?
    Yes! If you want to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits, the easiest way to do so is online. Save yourself the time and gas money driving to and from your local social security office. Applying for your Social Security Disability…
  • Nov 23

    Happy Thanksgiving from the Law Firm of Sheri R. Abram

    Happy Thanksgiving from the Law Firm of Sheri R. Abram
    The post Happy Thanksgiving from the Law Firm of Sheri R. Abrams appeared first on Virginia Social Security Disability & Special Needs Attorney.
  • Nov 21

    Social Security Announces 0.3 Percent Benefit Increase for 2017

    Social Security Announces 0.3 Percent Benefit Increase for 2017
    Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 65 million Americans will increase 0.3 percent in 2017, the Social Security Administration just announced. The 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA)…
Rank this Week: 4468

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
  • Nov 30

    Announcing the 2016 Malman Law Veterans’ Scholarship: Apply Now!

    Announcing the 2016 Malman Law Veterans’ Scholarship: Apply Now!
    How can we possibly thank our veterans for their steadfast and unwavering service of our country? Each day, millions of members of the United States military dedicate their efforts completely – and often put their lives on the line…
  • Nov 28

    How do You Collect Compensation Beyond Policy Limits?

    How do You Collect Compensation Beyond Policy Limits?
    Experienced Attorneys Fighting for More for Accident Victims in Chicago An insurance company is there to resume responsibility for an injury case. Whether it is medical malpractice or a car insurance claim, they handle claims filed against…
  • Nov 28

    How do You Collect Compensation Beyond Policy Limits?

    How do You Collect Compensation Beyond Policy Limits?
    An insurance company is there to resume responsibility for an injury case. Whether it is medical malpractice or a car insurance claim, they handle claims filed against their insured. Then, the insurance company pays out costs of damages and…
Rank this Week: 2605

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Nov 29

    Can I Stay in My Home If I Get Sick?

    Can I Stay in My Home If I Get Sick?
    Despite some amazing advances in science and medicine over the past century, a way to stop the natural aging process has yet to be discovered. This means that all of us will eventually succumb to the physical and mental signs of aging. As a…
  • Nov 22

    How Much Does Guardianship Cost in Texas?

    How Much Does Guardianship Cost in Texas?
    If you have a parent, or other elderly loved one, who has reached the point where you are concerned that he or she cannot safely live alone and/or make important decisions without assistance it may be time for you to consider petitioning to…
  • Nov 15

    Who Should Have a Last Will and Testament?

    Who Should Have a Last Will and Testament?
    You may have heard from family member, friends, or co-workers about the importance of creating a comprehensive estate plan but thought the advice does not apply to you.  People frequently think it is necessary to have a large estate…
Rank this Week: 2744

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Nov 29

    Bloomberg Articles on Age Discrimination in Employment

    Bloomberg Articles on Age Discrimination in Employment
    I am excited to be quoted in a series of excellent articles addressing the problem of age discrimination in employment published today by Bloomberg’s Daily Labor Report. The main article, by Patrick Dorrian, J.D.,…
  • Oct 10

    Appeals Court Rules Job Applicants Can’t Sue for Age Discrimination

    Appeals Court Rules Job Applicants Can’t Sue for Age Discrimination
    A federal appeals court has ruled that job applicants cannot sue an employer for promulgating policies and practices that discriminate in hiring on the basis of age. The ruling is a major setback for victims of age discrimination in hiring,…
  • Oct 3

    Federal Courts Protect Big Law Firms From Competition

    Federal Courts Protect Big Law Firms From Competition
    The sad reality is that most victims of illegal employment discrimination have no realistic means of redress. This is because our court system is absurdly antiquated and has not changed appreciably since it declared itself the place…
Rank this Week: 1945

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    What Is a Partnership Buy Sell Agreement?

    What Is a Partnership Buy Sell Agreement?
    A small business may be structured using any of several different types of legal entities, including a partnership. If you have entered into a partnership agreement, you retain a valuable legal interest in the business. That interest is an…
  • Nov 24

    Types of Trusts for Farmer

    Types of Trusts for Farmer
    Family farms have been the backbone of the American economy for centuries. Despite efforts by big farming to take over the farming industry, family farms have survived – even flourished in many cases. In reality, it isn’t big…
  • Nov 22

    3 Common Asset Protection Strategie

    3 Common Asset Protection Strategie
    For most people, at least part of the purpose of creating an estate plan is to ensure that their estate assets are available to provide for loved ones after they are gone. Of course, in order for your estate assets to provide for loved ones…
Rank this Week: 2813

Law Office of Robert L. Boydstun…

Law Office of Robert L. Boydstun Blog

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

http://www.boydstunlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 28

    It's Time to Reassess Your Medicare Choice

    It's Time to Reassess Your Medicare Choice
    Are your Medicare plans still working for you? Medicare's open enrollment period, in which you can enroll in or switch plans, runs from October 15 to December 7. The post It's Time to Reassess Your Medicare Choices appeared first on Boydstun.
  • Nov 28

    States Begin Offering State-Run Retirement Plan

    States Begin Offering State-Run Retirement Plan
    Workers in some states will soon have another option to save for retirement. Several states are establishing state-run retirement plans for workers who do not have a plan through their employer. The post States Begin Offering State-Run…
  • Nov 28

    Typical Social Security Recipient Will Get $4 Benefit Increase in 2017

    Typical Social Security Recipient Will Get $4 Benefit Increase in 2017
    Social Security benefits will rise only slightly in 2017. This follows no increase in benefits in 2016 and small increases for many of the previous years. The post Typical Social Security Recipient Will Get $4 Benefit Increase in 2017…
Rank this Week: 2796