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South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Jul 4

    Happy Fourth of July!

    Happy Fourth of July!
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  • Jul 3

    Sex in Nursing Home

    Sex in Nursing Home
    Time had a great article on the necessity of policies on sexual relationships in nursing homes. When it comes to managing the sex lives of nursing home residents, the problems are not going away. By 2030, nearly 20% of the U.S. population…
  • Jul 2

    Nursing Home Industry Is A Solid Investment

    Nursing Home Industry Is A Solid Investment
    Dr. Harold Goldmeier wrote an article for SeekingAlpha website explaining why investing in the nursing home industry is a safe bet.  Demographics and profit create a bright future.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
Rank this Week: 56

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

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

http://www.nursinghomesabuseblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Poor Communication Alleged in Nursing Home Patient’s Death

    Poor Communication Alleged in Nursing Home Patient’s Death
    Nursing home care is often adversely affected due to poor communication. Open communication channels between hospitals, nursing assistants, nurses in charge, directors and administrators, and other staff is the key to keeping problems from…
  • Jun 22

    Behind Closed Doors: Sexual Abuse Alleged At Nursing Home

    Behind Closed Doors: Sexual Abuse Alleged At Nursing Home
    Nursing homes are supposed to be a comfortable and safe haven for elderly individuals who are suffering from illnesses and require special medical attention. Families of the elderly people who reside in nursing homes want to be satisfied with…
  • Jun 15

    Recent Nursing Home Fines Suggest General Lack of Patient Oversight

    Recent Nursing Home Fines Suggest General Lack of Patient Oversight
    Nursing homes are increasingly becoming a place of distrust and oversight, rather than what they were created to be, a safe and comfortable home for the elderly. Recently, many nursing homes have been fined for their oversight of patients and…
Rank this Week: 147

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Covers Illinois nursing homes and information for nursing home residents, family members, ombudsmen, resident advocates, elder law attorneys and nursing home staff. By Levin & Perconti.

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • Dec 29

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County

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

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley

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

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard
    Illinois has had a fairly mixed record as a state when it comes to the quality of care at its nursing homes, and unfortunately ranks toward the bottom of the list closer to the likes of Texas and Oklahoma. Case in point, a recent report by an…
Rank this Week: 281

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/
  • Jul 3

    Pennsylvania AG Files Consumer Protection Suit Against Golden Living Nursing Home

    Pennsylvania AG Files Consumer Protection Suit Against Golden Living Nursing Home
    On July 1, 2015, Pennsylvania's Attorney General filed a complaint in the Commonwealth Court against Golden Gate National Senior Care LLC (GGNSC) which manages and operates Golden Living Centers nationally. The AG's suit focuses on 14…
  • Jul 2

    Germany Makes Int'l Claim for Filial Support Against U.S. Relative, Seeking Nursing Home Cost

    Germany Makes Int'l Claim for Filial Support Against U.S. Relative, Seeking Nursing Home Cost
    Imagine this fact pattern: You are a young professional, just getting your career started (still making payments on college and graduate degree loans, and only dreaming of the day you could make a down payment on a house). You receive...
  • Jul 1

    New Yorker Article on Death with Dignity and Losing "Levensperspectief"

    New Yorker Article on Death with Dignity and Losing "Levensperspectief"
    From the June 22 issue of The New Yorker magazine, an interesting, thorough -- and ultimately devastating -- account of recent developments in "death with dignity" movements around the world. The article introduced me to Wim…
Rank this Week: 291

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/
  • Jul 1

    Canada Day is also a day of memorial in Newfoundland and Labrador

    Canada Day is also a day of memorial in Newfoundland and Labrador
    Today, July 1st is Canada Day. Here in my home province of Newfoundland and Labrador, it's also a day of remembrance for all of the brave, young men of Newfoundland who were killed at the Battle of the Somme in Beaumont-Hamel, France. On…
  • Jun 30

    Three years after getting a Clearance Certificate, an executor is notified of an unpaid bill. Now what?

    Three years after getting a Clearance Certificate, an executor is notified of an unpaid bill. Now what?
    An executor gets a letter three years after an estate is concluded, telling her that there is an unpaid bill. The executor no longer has records of what she paid. What does she do now? A reader recently asked me about this issue. Her letter…
  • Jun 28

    We're applying to be administrators of an estate. Do we need a lawyer?

    We're applying to be administrators of an estate. Do we need a lawyer?
    I received an interesting question recently from a reader asking about applying for letters of administration. Anyone out there who is in a similar position should take a look at the following question and answer: "My husband's uncle…
Rank this Week: 270

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/
  • Jul 1

    Changes to the Non-Group Health Plan Recovery Workload

    Changes to the Non-Group Health Plan Recovery Workload
    Following the 2013 transition of most Group Health Plan (GHP) recovery activity to the Commercial Repayment Center (CRC), CMS has announced that certain Non-Group Health Plan (NGHP) recovery activity will also be transitioned to the CRC in…
  • Jun 24

    Is Medicare Advantage Entitled To Bring A Private Cause Of Action Under The Medicare Secondary Payer Act?

    Is Medicare Advantage Entitled To Bring A Private Cause Of Action Under The Medicare Secondary Payer Act?
    This article by Jennifer Jordan, general counsel at MEDVAL, was recently published in the William Mitchell Law Review. It’s an in-depth analysis of the current state of Medicare Advantage recovery rights and provides a well-reasoned…
  • Jun 22

    Medicare Reimbursement and Collateral Source Rule in Delaware

    Medicare Reimbursement and Collateral Source Rule in Delaware
    On June 12, 2015, the Supreme Court of Delaware rendered a decision in Stayton v. Delaware Health Corporation, et al. opining that the collateral source rule would not apply in the recovery sought by the plaintiff. The case involves a 76 year…
Rank this Week: 356

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/
  • Jul 1

    What is a GRAT?

    What is a GRAT?
    A GRAT is a Grantor Retained Annuity Trust and is a special type of irrevocable trust that allows the settlor, or trust maker, to transfer assets to this trust and receive an annual annuity payment for a certain amount of years. When the term…
  • Jun 30

    How to terminate a rental agreement in Florida

    How to terminate a rental agreement in Florida
    If a tenant does not pay rent in Florida, a landlord can evict the tenant if he or she follows the correct procedures as defined in the Florida statutes. Florida law no longer allows “self-help” evictions, which few states…
  • Jun 30

    Funding a trust with out of state property

    Funding a trust with out of state property
        A living trust, revocable trust, or asset protection trust can be a great estate planning tool that offers a number of benefits, such as allowing assets to pass to beneficiaries without going through probate and avoid the claims…
Rank this Week: 426

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

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

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
  • Jun 27

    Final Rule to Revise the Definition of “Spouse” Under the FMLA

    Final Rule to Revise the Definition of “Spouse” Under the FMLA
    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. The FMLA also includes certain military family leave provisions. The…
  • May 5

    Sheri Abrams is leaving Needham Mitnick & Pollack

    Sheri Abrams is leaving Needham Mitnick & Pollack
    As the subject line indicates, I am leaving the law firm of Needham Mitnick & Pollack and taking my Social Security Disability & Elder Law practice with me. I am looking forward to the next chapter of my life and my practice. For…
  • Apr 20

    Sheri Abrams Selected as Virginia “Super Lawyer”

    Sheri Abrams Selected as Virginia “Super Lawyer”
    Fairfax Virginia Attorney, Sheri Abrams, has being selected for inclusion in Virginia’s “Super Lawyers” for 2015. Sheri is the only Attorney in Virginia selected as a “Super Lawyer” in the practice area of Social…
Rank this Week: 367

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: 434

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Jul 3

    Facebook Authorship Feature Can Help You Build a Following

    Facebook Authorship Feature Can Help You Build a Following
    Facebook has released a new feature and anyone who blogs or who is interested in social media marketing should take note. The new feature, referred to as “Authorship” will attach the name of the author to any piece of published…
  • Jul 1

    Same-Sex Marriage Goes National

    Same-Sex Marriage Goes National
    On June 26, 2015, in a 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court held that there is a fundamental Constitutional right to marry which includes same-sex couples. The Court also held that same-sex marriages performed in one…
  • Jun 29

    Turning Cancellations into Client

    Turning Cancellations into Client
    If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me the best way to handle appointment cancellation calls, I’d be a rich woman. So, I thought I’d take this opportunity to talk about some tried and true ways to handle the inevitable.…
Rank this Week: 645

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/
  • Jun 25

    For-Profit vs. Non-Profit Nursing Home

    For-Profit vs. Non-Profit Nursing Home
    When choosing a nursing home for yourself or a loved one, many factors must be taken into consideration. Without a doubt you want to choose the best-quality facility with skilled and experienced staff. Our team of nursing home negligence…
  • Jun 9

    Considering Long-Term Care Insurance

    Considering Long-Term Care Insurance
    Our nursing home negligence lawyers work with individuals and families who have already committed to long-term care. It’s no secret that negligence and abuse in nursing homes is more likely to occur in poorly-run facilities without…
  • May 27

    Ambulance Company Sued for Nursing Home Resident Death

    Ambulance Company Sued for Nursing Home Resident Death
    The family of an Illinois nursing home resident recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against an ambulance company after the woman fell from her wheelchair during transport. Our team of nursing home negligence lawyers details this case and…
Rank this Week: 531

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Jun 12

    No Token Choice – Medical Marijuana Users’ Rights to Choose Confirmed by SCC

    No Token Choice – Medical Marijuana Users’ Rights to Choose Confirmed by SCC
    Many people find that medical marijuana provides relief where other options have failed. However, until yesterday, June 11, 2015 – medical marijuana users in Canada could only legally consume their marihuana by smoking it. Many faced a…
  • May 28

    Criminal Negligence in the Workplace: Marine Employment Lesson

    Criminal Negligence in the Workplace: Marine Employment Lesson
    For the first time in B.C. history, the government has charged an employer with criminal negligence causing the death of an employee.  Although the facts of the case do not involve the death of a mariner, this article should be of…
  • May 28

    Personal Injury Lawyers Sort Out Complex Workplace Negligence Case

    Personal Injury Lawyers Sort Out Complex Workplace Negligence Case
    For the first time in B.C. history, the government has charged an employer with criminal negligence causing the death of an employee.  Although the facts of the case do not involve the death of a mariner, this article should be of…
Rank this Week: 486

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/
  • Apr 29

    Jordana Gingrass Named Colorado Rising Star by Super Lawyer

    Jordana Gingrass Named Colorado Rising Star by Super Lawyer
    The 2015 list of Colorado Rising Stars was just announced, and the Law Offices of J.M. Reinan, P.C.’s very own Jordana Gingrass was selected!  Super Lawyers selects only 2.5% of licensed active attorneys in Colorado...
  • Mar 6

    Law Offices of J.M. Reinan Files Third Lawsuit Against Aminokit Laboratories, Inc. and Tamea Sisco

    Law Offices of J.M. Reinan Files Third Lawsuit Against Aminokit Laboratories, Inc. and Tamea Sisco
    A third lawsuit was filed last week in the Denver District Court on behalf of a former patient of Aminokit Laboratories, Inc., also doing business as Addiction Treatment Centers XL, XL Treatment Centers and Excel...
  • Feb 4

    Safety, Violence and Mental Health Issues in Care Facilitie

    Safety, Violence and Mental Health Issues in Care Facilitie
    The Advanced Elder Law Institute, through the Colorado Bar Association CLE, will hold a seminar March 5-6, 2015 to address care, safety and legal issues surrounding Colorado’s elderly.  The seminar’s focus…
Rank this Week: 473

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/
  • Jul 2

    Idaho Elder Law - Is a Reverse Mortgage Right For You?

    Idaho Elder Law - Is a Reverse Mortgage Right For You?
    Homeowners age 62 and older may be tempted by the offers for reverse mortgages as a solution to the financial stresses. The celebrity spokespeople seem so warm and caring and it seems like a simple solution to an overwhelming problem. While…
  • Jun 30

    Idaho Estate Planning - How Much Do You Trust the Government?

    Idaho Estate Planning - How Much Do You Trust the Government?
    If you want the state to determine what happens to your estate when you die all you have to do is - nothing. So it's really a question of which estate plan you prefer, the one you and your family draw up through thoughtful and open discussion…
  • Jun 26

    Idaho Elder Law - Life Estate Can Be a Powerful Planning Tool When Done Correctly

    Idaho Elder Law - Life Estate Can Be a Powerful Planning Tool When Done Correctly
    A life estate gives an individual the right to a home or other real property throughout that person's life.
Rank this Week: 1309

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Jul 2

    The DOL Addresses ‘White Collar’ Slavery

    The DOL Addresses ‘White Collar’ Slavery
    The Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 CFR Part 541, makes it possible for employers to impose a kind of slavery on poorly-paid salaried employees who are exempt from the protections of the act because they are classified as “white…
  • Jun 29

    Trump’s Gone; Can We Acknowledge the Rapes?

    Trump’s Gone; Can We Acknowledge the Rapes?
    It has been known for years that undocumented girls and women who are making the trek from Mexico to the United States are being subjected to epidemic sexual violence. But Donald Trump’s assertion that Mexico is sending…
  • Jun 24

    Do ‘Nice Guys’ Finish Last?

    Do ‘Nice Guys’ Finish Last?
    Baseball player Leo Durocher famously said “nice guys finish last.” Do they? There is no conclusive answer to this question but Christine Porath, in a recent article for the New York Times, argues that politeness and regard for…
Rank this Week: 1191

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

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

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    What Does Section 155 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act Really Mean?

    What Does Section 155 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act Really Mean?
    Does section 155 (1)(a) of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act permit an executor or administrator to distribute an estate within 210 days of a grant of probate or letters of administration with will annexed without the consent of a…
  • Jun 20

    Leah Schurian Joins Sabey Rule LLP

    Leah Schurian Joins Sabey Rule LLP
    I am pleased to write that Leah Schurian has joined our firm.While I write frequently about estate disputes, Leah is focused on avoiding disputes through good planning, including estate and business planning. Good planning also…
  • Jun 7

    Limitation Period for Contesting the Validity of a Will

    Limitation Period for Contesting the Validity of a Will
    What is the limitation period for bringing a claim in British Columbia for contesting the validity of a will under the new Limitation Act?Perhaps the Limitation Act, SBC 2012, c. 13, is not that new anymore, having come into effect over two…
Rank this Week: 1016

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Estate Planning Goes to the Movies: You’re Not You

    Estate Planning Goes to the Movies: You’re Not You
    2014’s You’re Not You stars Hilary Swank as a 35-year-old classical pianist who is stricken with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, aka Lou Gehrig’s disease). This multiple-hanky-needed drama is…
  • Jun 12

    When a Revocable Living Trust Collides With Guardianship Court

    When a Revocable Living Trust Collides With Guardianship Court
    Revocable Living Trusts are planned with the intention of keeping the family out of court. If this intent fails, courts have alarming powers to interfere with your plan. The recent case of Rene v. Sykes-Kennedy illustrates this point. In…
  • May 29

    Guardianship and You: Keeping the “Cockroaches” Out of Your Estate Plan

    Guardianship and You: Keeping the “Cockroaches” Out of Your Estate Plan
    Recently, there has been a lot of buzz around the need to fix the rules governing “professional guardians” (i.e., persons who have been appointed guardian over three or more legally incapacitated individuals) in order to…
Rank this Week: 1285

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://yourestatematters.com/blog/
  • Jun 15

    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – June 15, 2015

    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – June 15, 2015
    The elderly population in the United States has been growing at an unprecedented rate over the last several decades, and experts predict it will continue to grow in the decades to come. Unfortunately, the rate at which the elderly are abused…
  • Jun 5

    Protecting Your Non-Human Family Members in Your Estate Plan

    Protecting Your Non-Human Family Members in Your Estate Plan
    In the United States, over 60 percent of all households include at least one pet. Collectively, we own over 160 million pets in the U.S.; although, if you ask a pet lover they will tell you they don’t “own” their pet.…
  • Jun 1

    Do You Need an Incapacity Plan?

    Do You Need an Incapacity Plan?
    Hopefully, you realize the need to have a comprehensive estate plan in place; however, do you also know that you need to include an incapacity plan in your estate plan? Like many people, you may think of old age related diseases such as…
Rank this Week: 894

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • 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…
  • Apr 16

    When Killers Attempt to Inherit from Their Victims’ Will

    When Killers Attempt to Inherit from Their Victims’ Will
    You probably remember at least one episode of “Murder, She Wrote” in which somebody offs their relatives in the hopes of claiming a sweet inheritance under their life insurance or a will. It’s been a favorite plotline for…
Rank this Week: 787

Attorney David Engler's Elder Law…

Attorney David Engler's Elder Law Blog

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

http://davidengler.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 10

    Not The Smartest Criminal

    Not The Smartest Criminal
    Originally posted on FAMILY FAULT LINES:Jaywalking by itself does not lead to a search of a person.  But if when you are stopped and start to run and throw a punch at an officer then you got troubles.  Also tip for would be…
  • Jun 10

    Not The Smartest Criminal

    Not The Smartest Criminal
    Originally posted on FAMILY FAULT LINES:Jaywalking by itself does not lead to a search of a person.  But if when you are stopped and start to run and throw a punch at an officer then you got troubles.  Also tip for would be…
  • May 28

    How to Prove The Cash The Cops Nabbed Was Yours?

    How to Prove The Cash The Cops Nabbed Was Yours?
      Nowadays, all of us are fighting the worst economic crisis in history the best we can. If you have this discomforting feeling that you are left alone to struggle all by yourself, then you are not far away from the ugly truth. To make…
Rank this Week: 1290

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: 804

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

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

    The Joy Of Inheriting Appreciated Property

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

    When PODs Go BAD

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

    QPRT Consideration

    QPRT Consideration
    Among those with wealth primarily concentrated in their home or investment portfolio, there are two types of trusts designed to transfer wealth to heirs and save taxes by removing the assets from the estate. In effect, this reduces the amount…
Rank this Week: 747

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Jul 4

    Am I Responsible for My Parent’s Nursing Home Bills?

    Am I Responsible for My Parent’s Nursing Home Bills?
    Nursing homes are very expensive, and the costs have been rising year after year. We practice law in the state of Connecticut, and nursing home costs in our state are actually higher than the national averages. According to a study that is…
  • Jul 2

    What is a Step-Up In Basis?

    What is a Step-Up In Basis?
    When you plan your estate, you may wonder about taxes that may be applicable. There is a federal estate tax, and it carries a $5.34 million exclusion in 2014. If the value of your estate does not exceed this amount, you do not have to worry…
  • Jun 9

    What Is a Third Party Special Needs Trust?

    What Is a Third Party Special Needs Trust?
    You should consider the life situation of the people on your inheritance list when you are planning your estate. If you take the right steps, you can provide for each person in the optimal manner. With this in mind, we will look at…
Rank this Week: 2800

John R. Vermillion & Associates,…

John R. Vermillion & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.vermillionlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jul 4

    What Is Probate?

    What Is Probate?
    People sometimes make assumptions with regard to estate planning that are incorrect. You may assume that assets are distributed immediately after your death when you use a last will to facilitate asset transfers. This is not the case. Before…
  • Jun 30

    Why Would Someone Avoid Probate?

    Why Would Someone Avoid Probate?
    The process of estate planning is often whittled down to the creation of a last will. This is a shortsighted viewpoint, because there are other options, and a last will might not be the best choice. Many people do not understand the fact that…
  • Jun 27

    Can a Living Trust Provide Spendthrift Protections?

    Can a Living Trust Provide Spendthrift Protections?
    A living trust is an estate planning tool that can provide numerous different benefits that you would not receive if you use a last will as the centerpiece of your estate plan. For one thing, if you use a will, you would be leaving lump sum…
Rank this Week: 3083

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: 3999

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3421

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
  • Jul 3

    The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

    The Dangers of Drowsy Driving
    Drowsy driving is often referred to as “the third D” in the top three causes of automobile accidents. Drunk driving and distracted driving can be legally determined by certain clues. A Breathalyzer or sobriety test can alert law…
  • Jun 30

    What Happens If You’re Injured By An Uninsured Driver?

    What Happens If You’re Injured By An Uninsured Driver?
    If you’ve been in a car accident, you have likely experienced multiple damages. Property damages, medical bills, emotional trauma, and lost wages can be overwhelming and expensive. Insurance exists to help offset or even fully cover…
  • Jun 26

    Sharing Notes with Patients Helps Reduce Doctor Mistake

    Sharing Notes with Patients Helps Reduce Doctor Mistake
    In today’s medical world, doctors don’t always have the time that patients need. Technology and insurance have changed the medical landscape over the past few decades, some things for the better, and some, for the worse. To…
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Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Jul 3

    NJ Medicaid raises the spousal monthly maintenance allowance

    NJ Medicaid raises the spousal monthly maintenance allowance
    Effective July 1, the State of New Jersey Division of Medical Assistance and health Services (DMAHS) has raised the Minimum Monthly Maintenance Allowance (MMNA) for the spouse of a person who is on Medicaid. For individuals in nursing homes,…
  • Jul 2

    For some Workers’ Compensation settlements, a Special Needs trust may be needed

    For some Workers’ Compensation settlements, a Special Needs trust may be needed
    A Special Needs Trust is a type of first-party trust that is often used to preserve a lump sum benefit for a low income disabled person under age 65, who needs the support of Medicaid and Supplemental Security income (SSI). … Continue…
  • Jun 28

    Cost basis adjusts at death so save the proof

    Cost basis adjusts at death so save the proof
    “Cost basis” in its simplest sense is the amount you paid for an asset whose value changes over time. A dollar is a dollar, but a share of stock might be purchased for $19 and later be worth $5 or … Continue reading…
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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/
  • Jul 3

    What you should know about Roth accounts and retirement planning

    What you should know about Roth accounts and retirement planning
    Roth IRAs and Roth 401(k)s allow individuals to make tax-free withdrawals in retirement by saving after-tax dollars. Rather than getting a tax break for saving the money, as with a traditional retirement account, Roth accounts result in tax…
  • Apr 16

    What you should know about myRA account

    What you should know about myRA account
    MyRA accounts are a new type of government-backed starter retirement savings account, designed for people whose employers do not offer retirement accounts. As of now, anyone who has direct deposit for their paycheck can sign up and start…
  • Apr 13

    Increasing number of American retirees affected by student loan

    Increasing number of American retirees affected by student loan
    A record number of older adults now carry student loan debt, and the phenomenon is still growing: people over 60 are in the fastest growing age group for college debt, according to a report from The New York Times. A record 2.2 million people…
Rank this Week: 2365

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Jul 2

    What Is Estate Tax Exclusion Portability?

    What Is Estate Tax Exclusion Portability?
    You should brace yourself for possible taxation when you are devising your estate plan. There are those who are under the impression that the estate tax is only a factor for extremely wealthy people, but this will depend upon your…
  • Jun 30

    Medi-Cal FAQs: Will the Government Take My Home?

    Medi-Cal FAQs: Will the Government Take My Home?
    Medi-Cal is California’s version of the Medicaid program that is in place around the country. The program is jointly administered by the federal government along with the state of California. Most people are aware of the fact that…
  • Jun 28

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

    Why Is a Living Trust Better Than a Power of Attorney?
    Everyone is aware of the fact that you have to take care of things that will happen after you pass away when you plan your estate. At the same time, you should also think about the period of time that would logically precede your passing.…
Rank this Week: 2792

Potter Law Firm Blog

Potter Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.potterestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Jul 2

    Can I Change My Living Trust Beneficiaries?

    Can I Change My Living Trust Beneficiaries?
    Many people become hardwired to the idea that a last will is the only logical estate planning document to use if you are not extraordinarily wealthy. In reality, this is not the case at all. Yes, there are trusts that are used by high net…
  • Jun 22

    How Soon Can I Receive a Social Security Benefit?

    How Soon Can I Receive a Social Security Benefit?
    To be comprehensively prepared for the future, you should carefully consider the different stages of life that you will pass through as you get older. Your retirement plan will certainly address the active years that you have always looked…
  • Jun 16

    What is a Medicaid Trust?

    What is a Medicaid Trust?
    A Medicaid trust is a type of trust that you could use if you want to qualify for Medicaid to pay for long-term care. Though most seniors will qualify for Medicare, the program does not pay for living assistance. Since 70 percent of seniors…
Rank this Week: 3111

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    Thinking about Retiring Abroad

    Thinking about Retiring Abroad
    One of the most common hopes of retiring individuals is that they can move to the beach or go someplace abroad. A new study by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts revealed that only a tiny percentage of seniors in their…
  • Jun 30

    Red Tape in Medicaid Application

    Red Tape in Medicaid Application
    Medicaid is one of the most utilized government programs for elderly American citizens that are in need of medical assistance that they cannot afford. In order to qualify for the Medicaid program, an applicant must meet a number of criteria…
  • Jun 26

    Florida Rejects Medicaid Expansion

    Florida Rejects Medicaid Expansion
    The Florida House of Representatives rejected an expansion of the state's current Medicaid system that leaves hundreds of thousands of people caught in the state's coverage gap. This gap applies to people living in the state who make too much…
Rank this Week: 3353

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Jul 2

    Family law for same-sex marriage

    Family law for same-sex marriage
    Two issues have pervaded the internet over the last week or so: gay marriage and the Confederate flag. This blog’s about legal stuff; if I am the one doing the writing, it’s about family-law stuff. Because I am not aware of any…
  • May 18

    What is an Arkansas Probate?

    What is an Arkansas Probate?
    The word “probate” comes from the Latin verb probare, which means “to try, test, prove, or examine.” (H/T to Wikipedia.) This is important for two reasons. First, it illustrates that probate, much like Latin, is…
  • Apr 3

    Putting a face to the “plain language” debate

    Putting a face to the “plain language” debate
    Lawyers should be servants. This is never easy. In fact, it’s usually pretty hard. The billed hour and the adversarial system and the looming cloud of malpractice does not naturally encourage us to be “others-centered.” We…
Rank this Week: 2483

Nursing Home Law Blog

Nursing Home Law Blog

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

http://nursinghomelaw.stark-stark.com/
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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/
  • Jul 2

    Largest Nursing Home Owner in California Cited for Abuse

    Largest Nursing Home Owner in California Cited for Abuse
    According to a recent story from ABC 7 Eyewitness News Los Angeles, “California’s largest nursing home chain has come under fire from government regulators, facing a flurry of citations and penalties.” Indeed, Brius…
  • Jun 23

    Learning About Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    Learning About Elder Abuse Awareness Day
    Every year on June 15th, the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) and the Administration on Aging (AoA) provide awareness resources and prevention information for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). According to a press release from the…
  • Jun 16

    Fatal Morphine Dose at Sacramento Nursing Home

    Fatal Morphine Dose at Sacramento Nursing Home
    According to a recent article in the Courthouse News Service, a California senior’s family filed an elder abuse lawsuit against “the nation’s largest nursing home chain” after the patient was accidentally given a fatal…
Rank this Week: 4402

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/
  • Jul 2

    Why Same-Sex Couples Need an Estate Plan

    Why Same-Sex Couples Need an Estate Plan
    We all recognize that married couples have many benefits that unmarried same-sex couples do not have.  Many of these automatic benefits make estate planning much easier.  Since not every couple has the ability to legally marry, and…
  • Jul 2

    Which Business Entity Saves the Most on Taxes?

    Which Business Entity Saves the Most on Taxes?
    Which Business Entity Saves the Most on Taxes? from Deborah Sexton Tax consequences are a primary concern when deciding the type of operating structure a business should have. A common question clients have is, which business entity save the…
  • Jun 29

    Minimizing Taxes With a Business Succession Plan

    Minimizing Taxes With a Business Succession Plan
    All business owners should make a plan for transferring their business.  At some point you may want to retire, or you may just want to be sure that your business continues after your death.  No doubt, you have expended significant…
Rank this Week: 3093

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jul 2

    Can You Retire on $500?

    Can You Retire on $500?
    Think you could retire on $500? Of course not; unfortunately, nearly 30 percent of Americans over the age of 55 have no more than $500 socked away for retirement. It’s alarming, to be sure. This week, we take a look at the facts behind…
  • Jun 30

    What is a Property Guardian?

    What is a Property Guardian?
    Estate planning is never a “one size fits all” proposition; in fact, your estate plan probably looks quite different today than it did when you began. Marriages, new births, divorces, career changes – all of these can change…
  • Jun 25

    When Divorce Interrupts Estate Planning

    When Divorce Interrupts Estate Planning
    Did you know that divorce rates for those over the age of 50 more than doubled between 1990 and 2010? This means that one in 25 couples in this age group are divorcing at a time in their lives when they likely never dreamed possible. It also…
Rank this Week: 2329

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jul 1

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. Stephen Hawking
  • Jul 1

    Celebrity Estate Planning Mistakes – Not Planning

    Celebrity Estate Planning Mistakes – Not Planning
    One would assume that celebrities who, typically, have valuable estates would have a well thought out estate plan in place. Of course, we all know what they say about making assumptions as well. Consider these celebrities whose estate…
  • Jun 30

    Texas History – Do You Know Who Drew the First Topographical Map of Texas?

    Texas History – Do You Know Who Drew the First Topographical Map of Texas?
    Gail Borden, Jr. received his only formal schooling in Indiana during 1816 and 1817, learning the art of surveying. In 1822, Borden set out with his brother, Thomas, originally intending to move to New Orleans but instead, somehow ended up in…
Rank this Week: 2793

Arizona Senior Law Blog

Arizona Senior Law Blog

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

http://www.arizonaseniorlaw.com/news/
  • Jul 1

    How to Prepare for Long-term Care

    How to Prepare for Long-term Care
    Question: I am 55 years old and I have spent the past year helping my father transition into an assisted living community. The process has been difficult, not to mention expensive. Along the way, I learned about the Arizona Long Term Care…
  • Jun 3

    Staying In-network for Long-term Care

    Staying In-network for Long-term Care
    Question: I filed an Arizona Long Term Care System application for my wife nearly a year ago, and I have had a horrible time trying to manage and understand the process on my own. After many months of working on this process, I am now being…
  • May 20

    State Pension Can Trim Security Pay

    State Pension Can Trim Security Pay
    Question: What are the rules that regulate when your Social Security check will be reduced because you also receive a state pension? The post State Pension Can Trim Security Pay appeared first on JacksonWhite Elder Law Attorneys.
Rank this Week: 3018

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
  • Jul 1

    What’s NOT Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?

    What’s NOT Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?
    The attorney-client privilege (Evid C §§950–962) protects a client from disclosure of confidential communications between attorney and client. But not every communication between attorney and client is protected. Do you know…
  • Jun 29

    First Case Under RULLCA Highlights Important New Remedy

    First Case Under RULLCA Highlights Important New Remedy
    The following is a guest blog post by Michael J. Thomas, a solo practitioner and founder of Creative Vision Legal, a Bay Area law firm offering legal services tailored to artists, musicians, and small business owners.  Finally,…
  • Jun 26

    2 Reasons to Go for Defendant’s Default

    2 Reasons to Go for Defendant’s Default
    A default occurs when a defendant served with a complaint doesn’t file the appropriate response within the time allowed. CCP §§585–586. After a defendant is in default, a plaintiff may file a request for entry of default…
Rank this Week: 2804

The Estate Planning and Wealth…

The Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation Blog for Trusted Advisors

Covers asset protection, estate and gift tax, and wills and trusts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://estateplanning.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 1

    New IRS Procedure for Estate Tax Closing Letter

    New IRS Procedure for Estate Tax Closing Letter
    The IRS has established a new procedure for issuing estate tax closing letters.  For all federal estate tax returns filed on or after June 1, 2015, estate tax closing letters will be issued only upon request by the taxpayer.  They…
  • Jun 30

    Israel Tax Authority Extends Deadline for Registration of U.S. Trusts with Israeli Beneficiarie

    Israel Tax Authority Extends Deadline for Registration of U.S. Trusts with Israeli Beneficiarie
    The Israel Tax Authority announced yesterday that the deadline for registration of Family Trusts (sometimes referred to as Relatives Trusts), which are trusts created by a living U.S. grantor for the benefit of at least one Israeli resident…
  • May 6

    Mikel: The Tax Court’s Latest Word on Crummey Power

    Mikel: The Tax Court’s Latest Word on Crummey Power
    The Tax Court recently issued a memorandum decision in the case of Israel and Erna Mikel providing guidance on the efficacy of Crummey withdrawal rights in a unique fact pattern. In 2007, Israel and Erna Mikel each made gifts valued at…
Rank this Week: 2632

Florida Elder Law and Estate…

Florida Elder Law and Estate Planning

Provides news and views on current topics in elder law, estate planning, wills and trusts, caregiver issues, probate and estate administration, Medicaid and Veterans benefits, other issues of importance to seniors and their families. By Joseph S. Karp.

http://karplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Supreme Court upholds Obamacare: Good news for parents of special needs children

    Supreme Court upholds Obamacare: Good news for parents of special needs children
    On June 25 the Supreme Court rejected the last judicial challenge to the Affordable Care Act. Parents of special needs children are breathing a sigh of relief, because the law prevents insurance companies from denying coverage to their…
  • Jun 26

    Good reverse mortgage news, but caution still advised

    Good reverse mortgage news, but caution still advised
    In my September 2014 post I shared the good news: When the borrower of a HECM reverse mortgage passed away, the non-borrower spouse would no longer be required to pay off the loan in full. This eliminated the threat of foreclosure for…
  • Jun 22

    Couple's estate plan left everything to America - a Fourth of July story

    Couple's estate plan left everything to America - a Fourth of July story
    With Independence Day around the corner, it's fitting to pass along this article I recently read. The story's central figure did not give his life for America, but evidently, felt American gave life to him. Peter Petrasek fled Nazi-occupied…
Rank this Week: 4095

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    Do I need to include my personal belongings in my Will?

    Do I need to include my personal belongings in my Will?
    A critical aspect of any estate plan is the decision of how your tangible personal property will be distributed when you die.  What exactly is tangible personal property?  It’s your “stuff.” Examples include your…
  • Jun 23

    Asset Protection 101

    Asset Protection 101
    There are three kinds of people.  Those that watch things happen.  Those that make things happen.  And those that wonder what happened.   If you find yourself thinking, “We don’t have enough to protect”,…
  • Jun 16

    You have an estate plan, now what?

    You have an estate plan, now what?
    You have spent hours working with your estate planning attorney to personalize your estate plan and make sure that your future is on the right path. You’ve crossed the T’s and dotted the I’s and all of your estate planning…
Rank this Week: 2674

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Jun 30

    Estate Planning FAQs: What Happens if I’m Single When I Die?

    Estate Planning FAQs: What Happens if I’m Single When I Die?
    When it comes to estate planning, exactly what happens after you die is entirely up to you, and this is true if you are single or if you are married. If you are proactive about the implementation of a custom crafted estate plan, things will…
  • Jun 29

    What Is The Minnesota Annual Gift Tax Exclusion

    What Is The Minnesota Annual Gift Tax Exclusion
    What Is The Minnesota Annual Gift Tax Exclusion from Raymond German If your estate is going to be exposed to taxation, you could use your annual gift tax exclusion to transfer assets tax-free each year. Learn more about Minnesota annual…
  • Jun 25

    How Does a Power of Attorney End or Terminate?

    How Does a Power of Attorney End or Terminate?
    A power of attorney is a document that you utilize to name another individual who would be able to make legally binding decisions on your behalf. We practice in the elder law realm, and in our area of the law, durable powers of attorney are…
Rank this Week: 3104

Walker Lambe

Walker Lambe

Covers North Carolina elder law and estate planning.

http://www.organizeyourassets.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    What Is A North Carolina Special Needs Trust?

    What Is A North Carolina Special Needs Trust?
    What Is A North Carolina Special Needs Trust? from Mark Costley The trustee can use the assets in the trust to provide for the supplemental needs of the beneficiary. These would be needs that the government benefits do not…
  • Jun 24

    Is North Carolina Medicaid Only For the Poor?

    Is North Carolina Medicaid Only For the Poor?
    Is North Carolina Medicaid Only For the Poor? from Mark Costley Medicare does not pay for long-term care, but Medicaid will assist with these costs Because of this, many elders who were never poor ultimately seek Medicaid…
  • Jun 19

    What Is A North Carolina Elder Law Attorney?

    What Is A North Carolina Elder Law Attorney?
    What Is A North Carolina Elder Law Attorney? from Mark Costley Medicare will not pay for long-term care, but Medicaid will assist with these costs. In fact, Medicaid pays for most of the long-term care that is received by seniors. Learn…
Rank this Week: 2599