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The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

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

http://www.medval.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 54

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/
  • Apr 7

    South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Settlement

    South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Settlement
    SOUTH CAROLINA NURSING HOME SETTLEMENTS One of the main focuses of the Nursing Home Law Center is the protection of nursing home residents and getting them the highest nursing home verdict that we can. We exert considerable time and energy on…
  • Apr 7

    South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Settlement

    South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Settlement
    SOUTH CAROLINA NURSING HOME SETTLEMENTS One of the main focuses of the Nursing Home Law Center is the protection of nursing home residents and getting them the highest nursing home verdict that we can. We exert considerable time and energy on…
  • Feb 13

    Minimal Fines Little Incentive for Facilities to Improve Patient Care

    Minimal Fines Little Incentive for Facilities to Improve Patient Care
    It is a reasonable assumption for many people that nursing homes caught in the act of neglecting patient needs, disregarding safety standards and limiting their staff to levels deemed inadequate that fines and sanctions would be a deterrent…
Rank this Week: 82

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Jan 30

    Low wages, high turnover, and burn-out

    Low wages, high turnover, and burn-out
    The State newspaper reported the ongoing struggle for low paid health care givers in South Carolina.  Low wages, high turnover and burn-out makes life difficult for both caregiver and patient. The turnover rate among nursing staff at the…
  • Jan 29

    Fraud and Forgery

    Fraud and Forgery
    The Columbus Dispatch reported that Autumn Health Care of Zanesville, a nursing home operator, has been ordered to repay tens of thousands of fraudulently obtained Medicare and Medicaid dollars, after an investigation by the Ohio…
  • Jan 28

    Caregiver Arrested

    Caregiver Arrested
    Twin Cities reported the arrest of David Erwin DeLong, nursing home employee, for felony criminal sexual conduct after he was accused of sexually assaulting a 78-year-old resident with advanced Alzheimer’s disease at Heritage House in…
Rank this Week: 133

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 281

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    When Is Guardianship the Best Option?

    When Is Guardianship the Best Option?
    As much as we would prefer not to think about it, as we age, so do our parents. For an adult child, watching a parent succumb to the natural aging process can be difficult. If the parent begins to show signs of having Alzheimer’s, or…
  • Apr 25

    The “No Contest” Clause

    The “No Contest” Clause
    You undoubtedly think of a Last Will and Testament as the Testator’s opportunity to decide precisely what happens to his or her estate assets after death. In most instances, that is exactly what happens –the decedent’s Will…
  • Apr 20

    National Donate Life Month Should Encourage a Review of Your Estate Plan

    National Donate Life Month Should Encourage a Review of Your Estate Plan
    When most of us think about estate planning, we tend to focus on things such as the distribution of estate assets when we die or providing for loved ones after we are gone. There is another aspect to estate planning, however, that is of equal…
Rank this Week: 378

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Covers New York estate planning, probate, elder law and health care issues. By Dutcher & Zatkowsky.

http://www.dutcher-zatkowsky.com
  • Nov 8

    Care Planning Now Available For Those Living With Alzheimer’s Disease

    Care Planning Now Available For Those Living With Alzheimer’s Disease
    Millions of Americans living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers will benefit from a recently announced decision by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Under the decision, Medicare will pay for “cognitive…
  • Sep 2

    Gene Wilder Kept His Alzheimer’s Diagnosis a Secret to Protect His Young Fan

    Gene Wilder Kept His Alzheimer’s Diagnosis a Secret to Protect His Young Fan
    Gene Wilder died earlier this week.  I grew up admiring the comic genius of Gene Wilder.  I first saw Gene Wilder in The Producers with Zero Mostel in 1967.  That same year, I saw Bonnie and Clyde not realizing that he was also…
  • Jun 29

    Four Documents You Must Have

    Four Documents You Must Have
    What ideas should you be familiar with when going to see an estate planning attorney? An article on cincinnati.com says there are four things you should know a little about before your first meeting with your estate planning attorney. They…
Rank this Week: 471

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: 381

Allegedly A Blog of Michigan law…

Allegedly A Blog of Michigan law and other legal miscellany

Covers, employment law, estate planning and Michigan legal news.

http://www.tdafoe.com/
Rank this Week: 351

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: 415

Unique Estate Law Blog

Unique Estate Law Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://uniqueestatelaw.com/lawyer/blog/Unique_Estate_Law_Blog.htm
Rank this Week: 469

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

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

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • Apr 27

    Medicaid Cuts Will Soon Be Voted On – Please Contact Congress ASAP

    Medicaid Cuts Will Soon Be Voted On – Please Contact Congress ASAP
    The American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Trump Administration’s answer to repealing & replacing Obamacare, is set to be voted on again by the house. Voting could begin as early as tomorrow, April 28th. Portions of the Act have…
  • Apr 25

    Alden Court Denies Responsibility for Massachusetts Woman’s Death by Asphyxiation

    Alden Court Denies Responsibility for Massachusetts Woman’s Death by Asphyxiation
    Yet another sad story of a choking death by a nursing home resident has recently been made public. Kathryn Miller, an 88 year old woman who was temporarily staying at Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center in Fairhaven,…
  • Apr 24

    Indiana Man Suffers Subdural Hematoma in Physical Therapy, Awarded $2.5 Million

    Indiana Man Suffers Subdural Hematoma in Physical Therapy, Awarded $2.5 Million
    After surviving a stroke, Bill Owens completed inpatient rehabilitation and was released with instructions to begin physical therapy at home. After determining that in-home therapy would not be effective enough for Mr. Owens,…
Rank this Week: 752

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/
  • Apr 27

    Thwarted by HIPPA rules? Persevere.

    Thwarted by HIPPA rules? Persevere.
    Protected health information can’t be  disclosed to anyone but the patient or the patient’s authorized recipients.  If you are the court-appointed Guardian of an incapacitated person, or you are a designated Agent under…
  • Apr 24

    Court limits ability of Adult Protective Services to enter a home without court order

    Court limits ability of Adult Protective Services to enter a home without court order
    In a recent decision involving a lawsuit against the Adult Protective Services (APS)  office of the Bergen County Board of Social Services, the Appellate Division held that without a court order or warrant for entry, or “exigent…
  • Apr 20

    Can you Change a Will without a Writing?

    Can you Change a Will without a Writing?
    I cannot tell you how many times over the years a client has told me that despite what is written in the Last Will and Testament of their parent or grandparent or Aunt or Uncle, “s/he said that s/he was … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 742

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covering estate planning, elder law, special needs planning, and veteran's benefits in Virginia. By Hook Law Center.

http://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Apr 25

    Top Scams Targeting Seniors – And How to Avoid Them

    Top Scams Targeting Seniors – And How to Avoid Them
    It’s no secret that the elderly are frequently the target of scams, financial abuse, and exploitation. A senior’s declining cognition may make it more difficult for him to distinguish between a legitimate phone call or e-mail and…
  • Apr 17

    Selling Real Property to Satisfy the Debts of a Decedent

    Selling Real Property to Satisfy the Debts of a Decedent
    In Virginia, real property vests with the heirs of an estate unless the heirs are divested of legal title. As a result, it is settled law that unless a personal representative of the estate is granted an express power to sell the real estate…
  • Apr 10

    Early Signs of Dementia and What to Do About Them

    Early Signs of Dementia and What to Do About Them
    The Alzheimer’s Association’s website, www.alz.org, has a page devoted to 10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s. I commend the site to your review, especially if you are trying to figure out whether you have dementia or…
Rank this Week: 567

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 673

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/
  • Apr 11

    Community Property Trust can save Income Taxe

    Community Property Trust can save Income Taxe
    How a Community Property Trust Can Save Tens or Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Capital Gains Taxes Community property trusts can save your clients tens of thousands of dollars in capital gains taxes, and that is just one of their many…
  • Apr 10

    How Does A Step Up In Basis Work?

    How Does A Step Up In Basis Work?
    How Does A Step Up In Basis Work? Capital gains taxes are one of the more confusing taxes that American citizens have to pay.  The best way to explain capital gains taxes is through examples.  This article will include plenty of…
  • Apr 6

    Final Accounting: How To Object in Florida

    Final Accounting: How To Object in Florida
    How To Object To The Final Accounting of a Personal Representative in Florida The final accounting can be complex. As many Florida residents might know, the probate of an estate can be a very lengthy process that can be full of…
Rank this Week: 1147

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

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

    Should I Get Married in my Golden Years?

    Should I Get Married in my Golden Years?
    Typically, significant life events are driving factors for individuals to evaluate or re-evaluate their estate plans. Whether these events include getting married, having children and grandchildren, retiring or needing long-term care, lives…
  • Mar 3

    How Estate Tax Changes Could Affect Farmer

    How Estate Tax Changes Could Affect Farmer
    In August 2016, the IRS proposed a new regulation under Section 2704 of the Internal Revenue Code that could greatly affect farmers. This long-awaited proposal would take away the ability for family-owned farming businesses to apply the…
  • Feb 17

    Planning for the Surviving Spouse

    Planning for the Surviving Spouse
    So much of estate planning and Elder Law revolves around uncertainty. Nobody knows how long they will live. Will they end up in a nursing home? Will the federal estate tax change? Will Ohio bring back the estate tax? While we may not know the…
Rank this Week: 1042

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
  • Feb 16

    LLC, Corporation, Trade Name, Trademark: Which Do I Need?

    LLC, Corporation, Trade Name, Trademark: Which Do I Need?
    You want to protect your business, but what legal strategy will help you to protect it best? This might sound a little like something Yoda would say, but the particular strategy or strategies will depend upon what you are most interested in…
  • Feb 9

    Fraudulent Conveyances & Asset Protection

    Fraudulent Conveyances & Asset Protection
    Although the idea of asset protection, i.e. protecting assets from creditors of the a person who owns them, may seem simple at first glance, it's not. In reality, implicit in asset protection is a rather nuanced process of dealing with the…
  • Feb 7

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute
    If a person dies without a will in Arizona, can that person's children who were adopted by another person or persons still inherit from the decedent's probate estate? It depends. Arizona's Intestacy statue provides the following, in part: B.…
Rank this Week: 774

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/
  • Dec 21

    Get Organized with a Master Directory

    Get Organized with a Master Directory
    This is an article from The Smith Law Firm, P.C. (http://www.elderlawyer.com/index.php) in Augusta, Georgia, that we thought others may find helpful. “If you’ve cleaned out the financial files of a loved one who has passed away,…
  • Dec 21

    Portability and Estate Planning

    Portability and Estate Planning
    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. Portability allows a surviving spouse to take advantage of a deceased spouse’s…
  • Dec 15

    6 Ways to Prepare for Your First Estate Planning Meeting

    6 Ways to Prepare for Your First Estate Planning Meeting
    This is an article from The Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC (http://www.rbsllc.com/) in Portland, Oregon, that we thought others may find helpful. If you have decided to create a comprehensive estate plan, you have made a wise…
Rank this Week: 589

New Jersey Elder Abuse and Neglect…

New Jersey Elder Abuse and Neglect Forum

Covers nursing home / elder abuse law in the State of New Jersey. By Donna Russo.

http://www.njelderabuselaw.com/
  • May 10

    NJ Elder Abuse – Nursing Homes Evicting Tough Case

    NJ Elder Abuse – Nursing Homes Evicting Tough Case
    An article published in The Record on May 9, 2016 highlights that nursing homes don’t want to handle complex and difficult cases and try to evict the residents.  Families are at loss as to what to do.  Many times, these…
  • Feb 22

    Nursing Home Abuse: Nursing Homes Try To Avoid Litigation Through Arbitration Clause

    Nursing Home Abuse: Nursing Homes Try To Avoid Litigation Through Arbitration Clause
    The New York Times in an article on February 21, 2016 highlighted the ever increasing problem with nursing home agreements burying arbitration clauses in residency agreements to bar cases from being litigated in the courts.  The article…
  • Feb 16

    Nursing Home Abuse: Maggots Found In Feeding Tube Site

    Nursing Home Abuse: Maggots Found In Feeding Tube Site
    A nursing home resident in a Pennsylvania nursing home was found to have maggots crawling around and inside the insertion site of the feeding tube.  The hospital staff indicated that there was severe neglect of wound care and proper…
Rank this Week: 612

Musings of a Massachusetts Estate…

Musings of a Massachusetts Estate Lawyer

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

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

    The Dusty Binder: When Good Estate Plans Go Bad

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

    Four Reasons to Own Life Insurance

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

    How Wealthy People Avoid Estate Taxe

    How Wealthy People Avoid Estate Taxe
    The Basics The estate and gift tax is a tax on the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next. The tax is levied when a transfer occurs, which by lifetime gift, or upon death. The estate and gift tax rates start low. The Massachusetts…
Rank this Week: 562

John R. Vermillion & Associates,…

John R. Vermillion & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.vermillionlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Feb 20

    Does My Spouse Get Everything If I Die Without a Will?

    Does My Spouse Get Everything If I Die Without a Will?
    There are people who fail to act from an estate planning perspective because they harbor certain misconceptions. If you are under the impression that the government will take care of everything in the ideal manner if you pass away without a…
  • Feb 15

    Will My Executor Be Required to File an Estate Tax Return?

    Will My Executor Be Required to File an Estate Tax Return?
    If you utilize a last will as your asset transfer vehicle, the person who would handle the estate administration tasks after you are gone is called the executor or personal representative. When you create the will, you can nominate the person…
  • Feb 12

    Incapacity Planning FAQ: What Is the Correct Power of Attorney?

    Incapacity Planning FAQ: What Is the Correct Power of Attorney?
    A comprehensive, properly constructed estate plan will account for end-of-life issues. While incapacity planning can seem like something that happens to a limited number of people, when you examine the facts, see that a very significant…
Rank this Week: 590

Fiduciary Folio

Fiduciary Folio

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

http://www.tannerpittmanlaw.com/blog-fiduciary-folio.html
  • Feb 19

    Avvo Q&A: "Can dad put me on the deed?"

    Avvo Q&A: "Can dad put me on the deed?"
    I will begin syndicating the responses I give to certain estate and probate questions posted on the advice website Avvo. We begin with a question regarding estate planning. I'll place the question here and then my answer after the "read…
  • Feb 17

    A "power of appointment" - what is that?

    A "power of appointment" - what is that?
    The Georgia Supreme Court recently handed down the case of Smith v. Ashford (full text below the break), in which it dealt with a testator's use of a "power of appointment."What is a power of appointment? In estate-planning parlance, a…
  • Jul 6

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

    Myers v. Myers: Executor may not run estate as his personal busine
    The Georgia Supreme Court handed down the probate case of Myers, Executor v. Myers, today. In some ways, the case is an unremarkable example of an executor using an estate as a cash cow for his personal expenditures and, among other…
Rank this Week: 1061

Michigan Estate Planning, Probate…

Michigan Estate Planning, Probate and Elder Law

Covers Michigan estate planning, wills, living trusts, powers of attorney, elder law, caregiving, family matters and growing older . By Glenn Matecun.

http://matecunlaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 19

    Do you see the real person, or just what you want to see?

    Do you see the real person, or just what you want to see?
    This is a preview of this month’s legal corner article which will be published on January 27, 2016. “Uniqueness is what makes you the most beautiful.”  ~ Lea Michele I was re-reading one of the late Stephen…
  • Mar 31

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?
    Check this out if you want to learn more about how a Michigan Lady Bird Deed works and how it can help with your Will, Trust or other estate planning.
  • Mar 31

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?
    Check this out if you want to learn more about how a Michigan Lady Bird Deed works and how it can help with your Will, Trust or other estate planning.
Rank this Week: 942

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

By Daniel L. Buckfire.

http://www.michigannursinghomelawyer.org
  • Nov 2

    Kennedy Terminal Ulcer & Bed Sore Lawsuit

    Kennedy Terminal Ulcer & Bed Sore Lawsuit
    Our Michigan medical negligence lawyers have significant experience in filing lawsuits against hospital, rehabilitation facilities, and nursing homes for patients who have suffered a Kennedy Terminal Ulcer.  This classification of a…
  • Oct 30

    $ 5,000,080 Assisted Living Wrongful Death Verdict

    $ 5,000,080 Assisted Living Wrongful Death Verdict
    An Oakland County, Michigan jury recently returned a $ 5,000,080.00 verdict in favor of the estate of a 90 year-old woman against a assisted living facility.  The wrongful death lawsuit was filed by the son of a…
  • May 31

    Flint Adult Foster Care Home Wrongful Death Settlement

    Flint Adult Foster Care Home Wrongful Death Settlement
    We recently settled a wrongful death lawsuit against a Flint area Adult Foster Care Home.  The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the resident’s surviving family members in the Genesee County Circuit Court in Flint, Michigan. Our…
Rank this Week: 622

The Law Office of Raymond A.…

The Law Office of Raymond A. Harris PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, medicaid and medicare.

http://www.raymondaharris.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 931

Estate of Confusion

Estate of Confusion

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/hanisarji/
Rank this Week: 592

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Apr 28

    To Meet and Confer, You Need to Talk

    To Meet and Confer, You Need to Talk
    If you have a “dispute concerning discovery,” the law requires that you try to resolve it informally by conferring with the opposing side. This meet-and-confer requirement can be met in person, by telephone, or by letter. But a…
  • Apr 26

    8 Tips to Maximize Interpreter Effectivene

    8 Tips to Maximize Interpreter Effectivene
    Once you find a qualified interpreter, apply these eight tips to maximize the interpreter’s usefulness in court or at trial. Locate interpreters where they can hear and be heard. One of the most challenging aspects of simultaneous court…
  • Apr 24

    Employer Checklist: Responding to Request for an Assistive Animal

    Employer Checklist: Responding to Request for an Assistive Animal
    A possible accommodation for an employee’s disability may be the use of an assistive animal in the workplace. What considerations should go into deciding whether to allow this accommodation? Here’s a handy checklist to help…
Rank this Week: 2835

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

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

    A Dangerous Trend, Thoughts on Incivility and Workplace Bullying

    A Dangerous Trend, Thoughts on Incivility and Workplace Bullying
    For many companies, their greatest asset (and expense) is their people. With that in mind, leaders should strive to develop a working environment that is safe, engaging and cohesive. A huge impediment to this goal, and one that we are hearing…
  • Apr 26

    Basics of Estate Planning: What to Know Before Funding Real Estate to a Trust (Part 3 of 4)

    Basics of Estate Planning: What to Know Before Funding Real Estate to a Trust (Part 3 of 4)
    This is another in a series of blogs on the basics of estate planning. Over the past two weeks, I’ve looked at the insurance, tax, and asset protection considerations involved in transferring real estate into a trust. This week,…
  • Apr 24

    We’re Relaunching Our Attorney Directory Search-Attorneys.com

    We’re Relaunching Our Attorney Directory Search-Attorneys.com
    FUN AND INTERESTING BACK STORY The Academy purchased an existing Attorney directory called Search-Attorneys.com in 2002. For about a decade we maintained the directory and listed all Academy Members, Partners and Associates in…
Rank this Week: 3701

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Apr 28

    Court of Appeal on Executor Removal in Cases of Conflicts of Interest

    Court of Appeal on Executor Removal in Cases of Conflicts of Interest
    A recent case from the Ontario Court of Appeal (published in French) dealt with the principles to consider in evaluating an application to remove an executor due to a conflict of interest. The deceased in Talbot c. Bergeron, 2016 ONCA 956,…
  • Apr 26

    The Ten D’s of Geriatric Psychiatry

    The Ten D’s of Geriatric Psychiatry
    In my consulting work, I have provided independent medical/legal assessments of seniors regarding capacity to sign powers of attorney, capacity to manage property and personal care, capacity to marry, capacity to provide instructions,…
  • Apr 26

    Advance Directives and Medical Assistance in Dying

    Advance Directives and Medical Assistance in Dying
    An advance directive is a document setting out an individual’s wishes for future medical treatment, most often for treatment in the event of incapacity or unconsciousness.  For example, individuals can outline their wishes with…
Rank this Week: 3262

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Apr 27

    May is Older Americans Month & National Elder Law Month

    May is Older Americans Month & National Elder Law Month
    May is the time of many things. Spring is in full swing, flowers are blooming, we celebrate mothers, the school year is ending, and more. Not only that, May is also Older Americans month and National Elder Law month. The...
  • Apr 26

    Webinar: Elder Financial Abuse & Medicaid Denial

    Webinar: Elder Financial Abuse & Medicaid Denial
    Justice in Aging has announced a free webinar for May 17th, 2017 from 2-3 edt on Elder Financial Abuse & Medicaid Denials. Here is a description of the webinar Financial exploitation can devastate low-income older adults, especially those…
  • Apr 25

    Senate Committee on Aging Hearing April 27

    Senate Committee on Aging Hearing April 27
    The Senate Special Committee on Aging has a hearing scheduled for April 27, 2017 starting at 9:45 a.m. The topic of the hearing: Aging Without Community: The Consequences of Isolation and Loneliness. Four witnesses are scheduled to testify,…
Rank this Week: 2406

Chicago Injury Lawyer

Chicago Injury Lawyer

By the Willens Law Offices.

https://www.willenslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 27

    5 Tips To Get The Best Settlement For Your Injury

    5 Tips To Get The Best Settlement For Your Injury
    Recovering from a vehicle accident isn’t easy if you sustained injuries, that’s why you want to make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve from the party at-fault. You would typically have to negotiate with that…
  • Apr 18

    How Does The Insurance Company Determine The Pain And Suffering Part of a Settlement?

    How Does The Insurance Company Determine The Pain And Suffering Part of a Settlement?
    If you are injured in an accident and have decided to claim compensation for it, you may be wondering how much you can claim from the insurance company. It is easy enough to determine how much you will be paid for your medical expenses as…
  • Mar 3

    Determining Liability in Chicago Bus Accident

    Determining Liability in Chicago Bus Accident
    Determining fault and liability in a Chicago bus accident can get complicated. Chicago has an efficient bus transportation system that assists thousands of commuters on a daily basis. Buses are large vehicles, so bus accidents often lead to…
Rank this Week: 2262

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

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

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    The Law Show Episode 4 - the perils of joint property

    The Law Show Episode 4 - the perils of joint property
    Did you catch today's episode of The Law Show? We talked about the perils of joint property (both real estate and bank accounts). It must have struck a chord with a lot of people because my phone has been ringing steadily with calls from…
  • Apr 26

    A (very) light-hearted approach to estate planning topic

    A (very) light-hearted approach to estate planning topic
    I'm going to tell you a nursery rhyme. The first verse will be familiar to all of you. The second and third verse will not. Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king's horses and all the king's men Couldn't…
  • Apr 24

    Babe Ruth's will is on the auction block

    Babe Ruth's will is on the auction block
    I heard once, not long ago, that celebrity cemetery tourism is a real thing now. Apparently, so is buying the wills of celebrities. I became aware of this when I saw that the original 1933 will of Babe Ruth is to be auctioned off. Click here…
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Aging & Law in West Virginia

Aging & Law in West Virginia

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

http://seniorlegalaid.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    Most ID theft victims don’t need a police report. . .

    Most ID theft victims don’t need a police report. . .
    by Seena Gressin Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC When it comes to reporting and recovering from identity theft, the FTC is simplifying the process by eliminating the need for a police report in most cases. How…
  • Apr 7

    Broadband Internet for WV?

    Broadband Internet for WV?
  • Mar 24

    Crossover Day in the WV Legislature is March 29

    Crossover Day in the WV Legislature is March 29
    The 50th day of our 60 day regular legislative session is known as Crossover Day. Any bill that has not had its third reading in its house of origin is dead. This year that day is March 29, Wednesday. You can see from any bill's status page…
Rank this Week: 2572

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Apr 27

    Why Should You Die with Debt?

    Why Should You Die with Debt?
    “You’re probably going to die with some debt. A majority of people do.”
  • Apr 26

    Remember Your Furry Friends in Estate Planning

    Remember Your Furry Friends in Estate Planning
    “Trusts have emerged as fairly common tools to ensure that a spouse, children or other family members receive financial assistance after you're gone, and their use can be extended to help family members with fur, fins or feathers.”
  • Apr 25

    Will Trump Repeal the Estate Tax? Then What?

    Will Trump Repeal the Estate Tax? Then What?
    “One of the pieces of Donald Trump’s campaign platform that attracted a lot of attention was his pledge to repeal the federal estate tax.”
Rank this Week: 3295

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2274

John Foy & Associates

John Foy & Associates

Stay up-to-date with Georgia law, news and current events.

https://www.johnfoy.com/blog/
  • Apr 27

    Women Share Their Stories Of Mesh Nightmare

    Women Share Their Stories Of Mesh Nightmare
    Vaginal mesh stories are continuing to come out all over the world. There is a lot of organization between affected patients sharing their stories and putting pressure on lawmakers and... Read more » The post Women Share Their Stories…
  • Apr 26

    Scientists Seek Better Treatments for Tylenol Overdose

    Scientists Seek Better Treatments for Tylenol Overdose
    People who overdose on drugs have a rocky road to recovery, but acetaminophen (Tylenol) is one of the hardest overdoses to overcome. Excessive doses of Tylenol can cause sudden liver... Read more » The post Scientists Seek Better…
  • Apr 25

    Six Students Killed in One Afternoon

    Six Students Killed in One Afternoon
    It was a tragic day yesterday in Metro Atlanta. Six teenage boys were killed in two separate crashes in Fulton County. 11 Alive covered the story. Here’s what they had... Read more » The post Six Students Killed in One Afternoon…
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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
  • Apr 27

    Alzheimer’s Misdiagnosis: When Can You Sue for the Wrong Diagnosi

    Alzheimer’s Misdiagnosis: When Can You Sue for the Wrong Diagnosi
    Recently, an Ohio clinic found itself in the middle of multiple malpractice lawsuits when it misdiagnosed dozens of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. In one instance, a 33-year old patient who went to the clinic for assistance with…
  • Apr 20

    Examining Nursing Home Liability: Can You Sue for Injuries?

    Examining Nursing Home Liability: Can You Sue for Injuries?
    Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are required to provide their clients with a particular level of care. That level of care is higher than the average person caring for a loved one at home, because these facilities must meet all…
  • Apr 13

    An In-Depth Look at Res Ipsa Loquitur and Other Elements of Negligence

    An In-Depth Look at Res Ipsa Loquitur and Other Elements of Negligence
    Res ipsa loquitur, more commonly referred to as “res ipsa,” is the Latin phrase for “the thing speaks for itself.” In tort law, this is an important concept, because the doctrine addresses the fact that negligence may…
Rank this Week: 2924

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
Rank this Week: 4520

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

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

    Do I Need a Tax Identification Number for a Parent’s Trust?

    Do I Need a Tax Identification Number for a Parent’s Trust?
    Estate Planning Attorney Assisting Long Island Families with Trusts for Parents After a loved one passes away, you may be assigned the role of executor of the estate. When there is a trust involved, you might have questions about how to…
  • Apr 20

    Estate Planning for the Modern Millennial

    Estate Planning for the Modern Millennial
    Long Island, NY Estate Plan Attorney Discusses Estate Planning for Millennials Millennials are no longer the young crowd. In fact, more are entering the workforce – and have been for some time – and are getting to the point in…
  • Apr 13

    Essential Funeral Planning Steps Every Executor Should Know

    Essential Funeral Planning Steps Every Executor Should Know
    Estate Attorney Helping Long Island Residents with Funeral Planning While you might have created an estate plan and selected an administrator, how much does that executor know about the funeral? You might be surprised to find out that most…
Rank this Week: 2053

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Apr 26

    More Self-Inflicted Wounds? Fox Hit With Race Discrimination Lawsuit

    More Self-Inflicted Wounds? Fox Hit With Race Discrimination Lawsuit
    It was humming along, the major cable news network in America, raking in billions in profits. Now Fox News  has lost (forced out) its visionary chief executive officer, Roger Ailes, and its top star,  Bill OReilly, both accused of…
  • Apr 12

    Would the Framers’ Allow Signs that Create a Disturbance?

    Would the Framers’ Allow Signs that Create a Disturbance?
    U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-AZ, a proponent of U.S. President Donald Trump, has adopted a “code of conduct” for a planned  town meeting  tomorrow at the  Mesa Convention Center, near Phoenix. It is likely that…
  • Apr 5

    Bill O’Reilly and the Market-Driven Approach to Sexual Harassment

    Bill O’Reilly and the Market-Driven Approach to Sexual Harassment
    In one sense,  Bill OReilly and Fox News work for the corporations that buy commercial time on”The O’Reilly Factor.” There would be no O’Reilly Factor without commercial advertising. It is significant…
Rank this Week: 2782

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Apr 25

    Top Scams Targeting Seniors – And How to Avoid Them

    Top Scams Targeting Seniors – And How to Avoid Them
    It’s no secret that the elderly are frequently the target of scams, financial abuse, and exploitation. A senior’s declining cognition may make it more difficult for him to distinguish between a legitimate phone call or e-mail and…
  • Apr 17

    Selling Real Property to Satisfy the Debts of a Decedent

    Selling Real Property to Satisfy the Debts of a Decedent
    In Virginia, real property vests with the heirs of an estate unless the heirs are divested of legal title. As a result, it is settled law that unless a personal representative of the estate is granted an express power to sell the real estate…
  • Apr 10

    Early Signs of Dementia and What to Do About Them

    Early Signs of Dementia and What to Do About Them
    The Alzheimer’s Association’s website, www.alz.org, has a page devoted to 10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s. I commend the site to your review, especially if you are trying to figure out whether you have dementia or…
Rank this Week: 2195

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Apr 25

    Adoption Series Part Six: When does a trust beneficiary have legal standing to challenge an adoption?

    Adoption Series Part Six: When does a trust beneficiary have legal standing to challenge an adoption?
    For some reason, Florida has had more than its fair share of interesting adoption questions. Remember the man that tried to adopt his girlfriend!  (Adoption Series Part 2, June 13, 2014.  Other prior blogs on adoption include: …
  • Apr 4

    Education, Education, Education

    Education, Education, Education
    There is a new book out titled: The Death of Expertise.  The subtitle is “The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters”.  The book deals primarily with politics and reviewers have labeled it…
  • Mar 10

    Movies About Estate Planning: Oscars Edition

    Movies About Estate Planning: Oscars Edition
    Manchester by the Sea Casey Affleck recently won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as a janitor/handyman who becomes the guardian of his teenage nephew, after the boy’s father dies.  This general plot line is…
Rank this Week: 3070

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/
  • Apr 24

    Open House @ New England Village – attn Parents of Special Needs Adult

    Open House @ New England Village – attn Parents of Special Needs Adult
    Admissions Open House Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10:00am – 1:00pm Learn all about their residential, day services and community offerings. RSVP preferred Please contact Mary Stanley at 781-293-5461, ext. 113 or…
  • Mar 13

    Elder Care Workshop Series at Norwell Public Library

    Elder Care Workshop Series at Norwell Public Library
    Getting older? Taking care of someone who is? Come to this series to learn some helpful tips from local Elder Services professionals.   Wednesday, March 15: “Learn to Speak Alzheimereze” Discover tips to work with a person…
  • Mar 9

    Repeal & Replace of ObamaCare, a/k/a RyanCare

    Repeal & Replace of ObamaCare, a/k/a RyanCare
    There are so many articles coming out right now trying to summarize RyanCare.  I’ve gone straight to my favorite source for all things medical financing – the Kaiser Foundation.  Their reports are well researched,…
Rank this Week: 4834

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/
  • Apr 24

    Concerns Raised about Aging Department Consolidation

    Concerns Raised about Aging Department Consolidation
    Pennsylvania legislators are currently considering Governor Wolf’s proposal to merge four Pennsylvania human service agencies. The Governor would like to consolidate the current Departments of Aging (PDA), Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP),…
  • Apr 15

    What is the difference between a health-care power of attorney and a living will?

    What is the difference between a health-care power of attorney and a living will?
    There is a lot of misunderstanding about living wills and health care powers of attorney. Even health care professionals can be confused. Here is my explanation of the major differences between these two forms of health care directive.  If…
  • Apr 10

    Going Home - How to Prepare for your Hospital Discharge - Part 2

    Going Home - How to Prepare for your Hospital Discharge - Part 2
    This is part 2 of my series on how to prepare to go home after a hospital discharge. Click here for Part 1. Being in the hospital is tough on the patient. If you are in the hospital for a few days, you should expect that your…
Rank this Week: 4847

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/blog
  • Apr 22

    How to Avoid a $10,000 Mistake!

    How to Avoid a $10,000 Mistake!
    Jill passed away with $20,000 in savings and $10,000 of debt.  She only had a Last Will and Testament.  Because a Will requires debts be paid, $10,000 of her savings had to be sent to creditors.  Another $3,000 had to be spent…
  • Apr 15

    What is a trust?

    What is a trust?
    A trust is a document that can accomplish many things. It keeps your family out of probate, maintains their privacy, can protect your assets, allows you to maintain control over the assets for many years. Companies out there monitor probate…
  • Apr 14

    What is the worst choice of words ever?

    What is the worst choice of words ever?
    The phrase “Estate Planning” is the worst choice of words ever… Maybe a better term would be “Personal Protection Planning” or just “Planning Ahead.” The word “estate” conjures up…
Rank this Week: 2320