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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/
  • Nov 24

    Arbitration: “Yellow dog Contracts”

    Arbitration: “Yellow dog Contracts”
    Salon had a great article on how Big Business is taking away our constitutional right to a jury trial by forcing mandatory arbitration clauses in all consumer and employment contracts.  ”These hidden forced arbitration clauses lurk…
  • Nov 23

    Resident to Resident Mistreatment

    Resident to Resident Mistreatment
    Weill Cornell Medical College had an interesting article on their website about the growing problem of inappropriate, disruptive, or hostile behavior between nursing home residents.  The study found that nearly one in five nursing…
  • Nov 22

    Arbitration Trend

    Arbitration Trend
    Another form of alleged abuse that has been lurking amongst nursing homes and elder care facilities is mandatory pre-suit arbitration clauses hidden in nursing home admission paperwork.  The so-called “arbitration agreement”…
Rank this Week: 128

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

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

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • Nov 24

    Camera Catches Abuse in Florida Nursing Home

    Camera Catches Abuse in Florida Nursing Home
    As we have repeatedly addressed the issue of cameras in nursing homes remains a hot topic. As earlier noted Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s recently came out in support of legislation permitting nursing home residents and their…
  • Nov 23

    Nursing Home Quality Assessment Expected to Improve by 2016

    Nursing Home Quality Assessment Expected to Improve by 2016
    A recent study by Families for Better Care revealed that Illinois ranks as the eighth-worst in the nation for nursing home care, reflecting particularly low levels of staffing per patient. Especially given an expected “silver…
  • Nov 23

    Selecting the Best Nursing Home for Your Need

    Selecting the Best Nursing Home for Your Need
    There are many independent services that provide reviews and ratings for various nursing homes across the state, but official rankings are made available by the government. Medicare provides each facility with a rating out of 5 stars based on…
Rank this Week: 164

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/
  • Nov 24

    Proposed Changes to Attorney Disciplinary Rules Follow Recent Theft Report

    Proposed Changes to Attorney Disciplinary Rules Follow Recent Theft Report
    Several high profile incidents, such as those reported here in our Blog and here by the Philadelphia Inquirer, involving attorneys disciplined or convicted of theft of client funds, have triggered proposed changes in Pennsylvania's Rules of…
  • Nov 23

    Really Cool Tech Stuff Improving Quality of Life

    Really Cool Tech Stuff Improving Quality of Life
    GeriPal's blog post on November 22, 2014 highlighted some new tech that is guaranteed to improve the lives of users. Although these may not yet be available, consider the potential. The blog covers 6 inventions; here are 3 that caught...
  • Nov 23

    California's Managed Care Project Frustrates Elders Who Are Ill and Poor

    California's Managed Care Project Frustrates Elders Who Are Ill and Poor
    From Kaiser Health News, this report of "confusion, frustration and resistence," associated with California's first six months of efforts to move 500,000 low-income seniors and disabled persons into managed care: "'The scope…
Rank this Week: 180

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/
  • Nov 10

    Estate Planning for Out-of-State Property

    Estate Planning for Out-of-State Property
    If you live in Florida and own property in another state an ancillary administration will be necessary upon the death of the owner(s) of that property. This special probate administration will be in addition to the administration you have…
  • Oct 29

    Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection

    Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection
    Many times we get questions from clients asking if their revocable trust provides asset protection from creditors. The answer to this is the typical legal answer "It Depends". That is it depends on who owes the money. In Florida a…
  • Oct 28

    Florida Probate Intake form

    Florida Probate Intake form
    Many of our clients have asked us to put our Florida Probate Intake form online so that they can easily download it. You can download the Florida Probate Intake form with the following link: Probate Intake Form.pdf
Rank this Week: 213

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/
  • Nov 23

    Inheritance tension: why more families may be headed for court

    Inheritance tension: why more families may be headed for court
    CBC News is carrying an excellent article about inheritance and resulting disputes. I wish I could say it was all doom and gloom, but after 30 years in the industry I have to say that disputes and struggles are the norm, not the exception.…
  • Nov 22

    Beneficiary and executor at a stalemate over signing of Release

    Beneficiary and executor at a stalemate over signing of Release
    I often receive questions about the release forms that are to be signed by beneficiaries. Here is one from a reader that I've heard more than once, that should be of interest to many of you. "Is there a standard release form ? I have…
  • Nov 15

    It's "Make a Will Month"

    It's "Make a Will Month"
    Do you have a valid, up-to-date will? If not, why not? The Ontario Bar Association has designated November as "Make a Will" month to encourage people to look into getting wills put into place. Advocatedaily.com has an article that…
Rank this Week: 234

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/
  • Nov 24

    Bed Sore Lawsuit: Facility Failed To Identify & Treat Patient’s Wound

    Bed Sore Lawsuit: Facility Failed To Identify & Treat Patient’s Wound
    Millions of our nation’s senior citizens suffer from painful bed sores every year. For many of these patients, receiving proper care is never an option. They reside within long-term care facilities that are understaffed or contain…
  • Nov 17

    Nursing Home Manipulate Data For Higher Rating

    Nursing Home Manipulate Data For Higher Rating
    Trying to choose the right nursing home for a loved one can be a very difficult endeavor. First and foremost, family members often want to make sure that the loved one will be safe and cared for in the facility. Family members want to make…
  • Nov 10

    Short-Term Nursing Home Admission Proves Deadly for Patient

    Short-Term Nursing Home Admission Proves Deadly for Patient
    Neglect is one of the leading causes of death for nursing home residents in the United States. Nursing home staff workers have a legal obligation to provide consistent care to residents. When staff workers fail to check up on nursing home…
Rank this Week: 243

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: 452

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/
  • Nov 22

    Milne Estate v. Milne

    Milne Estate v. Milne
    Separation Agreements or court orders following marriage breakdown may include a clause requiring one former spouse to maintain a life insurance policy on his or her life, naming the other as the beneficiary. Life insurance is a good way to…
  • Nov 16

    Uniform Trustee Act Provisions for Remuneration

    Uniform Trustee Act Provisions for Remuneration
    The British Columbia Government appears to be considering passing new legislation modeled on the Uniform Conference of Canada, Uniform Trustee Act. As I wrote before, the Ministry of Justice was requesting comments on the Uniform Trustee…
  • Nov 8

    Are Future Payments from a Trust Created by Will Available to the Creditors of a Bankrupt?

    Are Future Payments from a Trust Created by Will Available to the Creditors of a Bankrupt?
    If you make a will leaving your estate to your child, and after your death, your child is assigned into bankruptcy, then your child’s inheritance from you will be available to his or her creditors. That’s not too surprising.But…
Rank this Week: 457

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: 498

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/
  • Nov 24

    Idaho Estate Planning - No, You Can't Disinherit Your Spouse

    Idaho Estate Planning - No, You Can't Disinherit Your Spouse
    In general, the concept of testamentary freedom makes a person free to dispose of their property as they see fit when they die. However some decisions may be held to be against public policy and that freedom may be limited. Here are some of…
  • Nov 21

    Idaho Estate Planning - Disinheritance Dos and Don't

    Idaho Estate Planning - Disinheritance Dos and Don't
    Disinheriting a child can be a difficult choice for parents. However, if this is the intended choice, there are do’s and don’ts when disinheriting.
  • Nov 20

    Idaho Estate Planning - Changing Your Will Can Lead to Hurt Feeling

    Idaho Estate Planning - Changing Your Will Can Lead to Hurt Feeling
    I have four sisters and brothers, and three have taken out loans against their share of any inheritance — significant loans, like in the $75,000 range. Dad has been tracking these loans and has provided in his will a formula for adjusting…
Rank this Week: 692

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse…

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.illinoisnursinghomeabuselawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Country's Worst Nursing Homes Receive Federal Insurance

    Country's Worst Nursing Homes Receive Federal Insurance
    The Center for Public Integrity recently revealed that hundreds of the country's lowest-rated nursing homes are receiving federally-backed, guaranteed mortgages. This assistance is worth billions of dollars, so why is it being given to…
  • Nov 12

    Investigation Finds Nursing Home Care Lower Than Families Believe

    Investigation Finds Nursing Home Care Lower Than Families Believe
    In every nursing home throughout the country, staffing levels directly affects the quality of care residents receive. Far too many nursing homes are understaffed, under-funded, and not giving residents the comprehensive care they need.…
  • Nov 3

    Falls a Serious Threat as Population Age

    Falls a Serious Threat as Population Age
    The nursing home negligence attorneys at Pintas & Mullins law firm have decades of experience working with residents who suffer from serious or repeated falls in nursing homes. As the baby boomers age - about 10,000 Americans turn 65…
Rank this Week: 700

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

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

    A medical perspective on Estate matters – a chastened viewpoint

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

    Who is Your Daddy?

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

    POA- Personal Care: Part 1/2

    POA- Personal Care: Part 1/2
    My work is with the living. POA’s are critical documents that are designed to support your wishes, while you are alive. Wills deal with your wishes, after you are dead.
Rank this Week: 745

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary…

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary Law Blog

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

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

    PA Bar Assn approves Orphans' Court Mediation Project

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

    Philadelphia Court Upholds Stephen Girard's Intention

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

    PA POA Reform legislation on Governor's Desk

    PA POA Reform legislation on Governor's Desk
    On June 18, 2014, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives adopted (193-0) the amended, compromise version of House Bill 1429, in Printer's No. 3708, regarding power of attorney reform.  The adopted legislation was transmitted to the…
Rank this Week: 809

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: 873

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/
  • Nov 13

    Will you get an IRA penalty this year?

    Will you get an IRA penalty this year?
    The Tax Policy Center reports that 68% of IRA owners over age 70 1/2 have not yet taken their required minimum distributions this year.  If they don’t take these distributions by the end of the year, they will pay a 50% penalty on…
  • Nov 7

    Veterans Day 2014

    Veterans Day 2014
    By Jessica LoPiccolo Veterans Day is a day of celebration to honor America’s Veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. The holiday is observed on November 11th every…
  • Nov 4

    Will My Estate Have to be Probated?

    Will My Estate Have to be Probated?
    By Roy Whited While I have heard some very detailed definitions for the term “estate”, I especially like the one used by Certified Elder Law Attorney Thom L. Cooper during his educational seminar for seniors: He says, “It is…
Rank this Week: 884

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/
  • Nov 21

    Translation Issues in Elder Abuse Case

    Translation Issues in Elder Abuse Case
    Did you know that Southern California is home to the largest Latino and Asian populations in the country? According to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, elderly persons within these populations may not be getting a fair deal in elder…
  • Nov 14

    New Elder Care Protections on the Way in San Diego County

    New Elder Care Protections on the Way in San Diego County
    First Nursing Home Facility Rating System in California As the population of California continues to age, and more baby boomers find themselves thinking about San Diego assisted-living facilities and nursing homes, it is becoming more…
  • Nov 6

    California Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

    California Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
    Who looks out for aging Californians who do not have relatives our outside caregivers to keep an eye out for the signs of elder abuse?  The California State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is in place to make sure that older adults…
Rank this Week: 925

New Jersey Estate Planning &…

New Jersey Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Liens - SCOTUS Decide

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

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Leins - SCOTUS Decide

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Leins - SCOTUS Decide
    You have a horrific accident and are looking a life of extreme medical care.  The accident was caused by another person (drunk truck driver). You get a multi-million dollar award.  Does the state that you live in get a share? First,…
Rank this Week: 1112

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: 1181

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/
  • Nov 20

    Facing a 30-day plus delay for a V.A. medical appointment? You can now apply to see a private provider

    Facing a 30-day plus delay for a V.A. medical appointment? You can now apply to see a private provider
    On November 17, 2014 the Veterans Administration began mailing "Veterans Choice" cards to veterans facing extended wait times for treatment at a V.A. facility. Veterans who qualify for the program will be permitted to seek treatment…
  • Nov 14

    Walk to End Alzheimer'

    Walk to End Alzheimer'
    "Karp's Kommandos" - our attorneys, staff and our families - turned out for the Walk to End Alzheimer's on October 18 in West Palm Beach and October 25 in Jensen Beach. The Alzheimer's Association-sponsored event raises funds for…
  • Nov 12

    New book on the downside of "medicalizing" the aging proce

    New book on the downside of &quot;medicalizing&quot; the aging proce
    Dr. Atul Gawande, the surgeon and author, has just published his newest book, "Being Mortal." The sensitive subject matter has sparked serious debate among physicians, the clergy and the public. Gawande argues that our society has…
Rank this Week: 1182

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers national and New York based elder neglect and nursing home abuse news. Published By Gallivan & Gallivan.

http://www.newyorknursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1200

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/
  • Nov 24

    Estate Planning Step 1: Indentify Your Asset

    Estate Planning Step 1: Indentify Your Asset
    Estate planning can be complicated and overwhelming, therefore it is important to take things a step at a time and seek proper advice in order to ensure your wishes will be followed.
  • Nov 21

    Importance of Selecting Guardians For Your Minor Children

    Importance of Selecting Guardians For Your Minor Children
    Who will care for you children if you are deceased? A proper estate plan will allow you to designate a guardian of your children as well as of your estate.
  • Nov 19

    Having The "Financial Talk" With Your Parent

    Having The &quot;Financial Talk&quot; With Your Parent
    It is important to talk to your elder loves ones while they are competent and able to participate in their estate planning and long term care planning needs.
Rank this Week: 1211

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/
  • Nov 24

    Water’s Edge Nursing Home and Liberty Royal Rehabilitation and Health Care Center on the CMS Special Focus Facility List

    Water’s Edge Nursing Home and Liberty Royal Rehabilitation and Health Care Center on the CMS Special Focus Facility List
    A very convenient tool for concerned families to evaluate nursing homes is the “Medicare Compare” website.  Included within this is a section that designates what are known as “Special Focus Facilities.”  A…
  • Nov 13

    Staffing Levels Lower than Reported

    Staffing Levels Lower than Reported
    A new study by Public Integrity finds widespread discrepancies in actual staffing levels and those reported to the state and federal government.  You can read the full article here. I often find significant issues with the…
  • Nov 11

    Challenges Faced Within a Growing Elderly Population

    Challenges Faced Within a Growing Elderly Population
    I read with great interest the recent article in The New York Times about the particular challenges faced within a growing elderly population and an alarming statistic with regard to the number of deaths caused by falls in the elderly. A 2012…
Rank this Week: 1221

Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli…

Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli Blog

Covers New Jersey elder law and estate planning.

http://www.dvanarelli.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1258

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 20

    What Is Probate?

    What Is Probate?
    You know how you want your assets distributed after you’re gone… you’ve planned it all down to the last detail. But do you know how those wishes become a reality? In this short SlideShare presentation, we’ll walk you…
  • Nov 18

    Successfully Navigating the Challenges of Alzheimer’

    Successfully Navigating the Challenges of Alzheimer’
    An estimated 5.2 million people suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease today. One of the most prevalent types of dementia, Alzheimer’s can quickly become crippling, for both the individual and their loved ones. In this short video,…
  • Nov 13

    How Can The Alzheimer’s Association Help You?

    How Can The Alzheimer’s Association Help You?
    Our firm is a proud supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association and we try to contribute in several ways to their education, awareness and fundraising initiatives.  In that spirit, here we include an article they have provided that…
Rank this Week: 1522

The Connecticut Elder Law Blog

The Connecticut Elder Law Blog

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

http://ctelderlawblog.typepad.com/the_connecticut_elder_law/
  • Oct 5

    Our New Headquarters...

    Our New Headquarters...
    I'm thrilled to announce that we have moved the law firm from a large office complex near downtown Glastonbury to the charming village center of South Glastonbury, less than 5 miles south of our old site. The new address is...
  • Jun 26

    Firecracker 5K!

    Firecracker 5K!
    The law practice was a proud Silver Sponsor of the Firecracker 5K Road Race last weekend here in Glastonbury, CT. It was the first time that all three of my boys ran in a road race together (first-ever race for...
  • Jun 25

    Carry Your Advanced Medical Directives on Your Smart Phone

    Carry Your Advanced Medical Directives on Your Smart Phone
    This may be the best "document maintenance" tip I've ever come across: Keep a copy of your health care instructions (a.k.a. advanced medical directives) on your smart phone and have your health care agent do the same. The health care...
Rank this Week: 1527

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Nov 24

    Lead Generation Doesn’t Happen By Magic

    Lead Generation Doesn’t Happen By Magic
    Despite the common misconception, marketing in and of itself won’t magically generate new business. You can wave your wand over your computer, chant incantations and cast spells on your email, online and social marketing, but even if…
  • Nov 21

    Don’t be a Turkey: Host an Open House this Holiday Season

    Don’t be a Turkey: Host an Open House this Holiday Season
    The holidays are usually a time to overindulge in a little turkey and mashed potatoes, or snack on home-baked goods and candies that make their way into the office every.single.year. It’s also a time to pick out that perfect gift for a…
  • Nov 19

    10 Worst States for Retirement

    10 Worst States for Retirement
    Earlier this week, I saw a piece in USA Today regarding the worst places for retirement. The ranking listed the following states: 10. Alabama Alabama ranked poorly because of low life expectancy and high crime. Alabama does not have a…
Rank this Week: 1566

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 19

    How Your Ex Can Inherit Your Saving

    How Your Ex Can Inherit Your Saving
    If you have a will, you probably believe you’re all set. Everything seems in place. But that’s not necessarily so. An article on abcnews.go.com notes that many people are not aware that wills don’t have the final say about…
  • Nov 12

    Estate Planning For Your Collectible

    Estate Planning For Your Collectible
    People can spend a lifetime amassing things they love, like baseball cards or comic books, even art. But they often pay scant attention to what happens to these prized possessions when they die. #10096563 / gettyimages.com They may hope their…
  • Nov 5

    ‘Do It Yourself?’

    ‘Do It Yourself?’
    Some people like to do things for themselves. They grow their own fruits and vegetables. Raise their own chickens. Fix their own toilet problems. #476804765 / gettyimages.com But one place where doing it yourself may not be such a smart idea…
Rank this Week: 1575

Massachusetts Estate Planning,…

Massachusetts Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law

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

http://elderlaw.info/
Rank this Week: 1669

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/
  • Nov 18

    Now is a Good Time to Review your Power of Attorney

    Now is a Good Time to Review your Power of Attorney
    If you are an older adult, your power of attorney (POA) may be your most important legal document. It is crucial that the right people are named as your agent and that their powers and duties are tailored to your particular circumstances and…
  • Nov 13

    Elder Law Firm Offers Care Management Service

    Elder Law Firm Offers Care Management Service
    Currently, about 12 million Americans require long-term-care services. Today, most of those care recipients rely on unpaid care from family and friends, but eventually many require paid in-home care, or must move to assisted living or a…
  • Nov 7

    Medicare Open Enrollment: Traditional Medicare vs Medicare Advantage

    Medicare Open Enrollment: Traditional Medicare vs Medicare Advantage
    It’s the Medicare open enrollment time until December 7th and many Medicare beneficiaries are considering their options and trying to choose between traditional Medicare and a Medicare Advantage plan.   I’ve given my two cents in a…
Rank this Week: 1675

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    The Cost of Alzheimer's: $4,000 per Month?

    The Cost of Alzheimer's: $4,000 per Month?
    There are over fifteen million people caring for loved ones that suffer from Alzheimer's disease, and while most are acutely aware of the emotional toll that care can take many do not realize the financial strife that it can cause, as well.…
  • Nov 18

    Bracing for an Increase in Falls with Our Elderly

    Bracing for an Increase in Falls with Our Elderly
    As the population ages and people live longer, the number of elderly Americans who fall and suffer serious injuries, or death, is soaring. As a result, retirement communities, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes where millions of…
  • Nov 14

    Long-Term Care Insurance Alternative

    Long-Term Care Insurance Alternative
    As many seniors reach retirement age their health can begin to decline. Yet, very few seniors have any kind of plan or coverage for chronic or long-term illness. This happens for a variety of reasons - some believe that they will pass away…
Rank this Week: 1703

Massachusetts Estate Planning and…

Massachusetts Estate Planning and Elder Law

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

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

    How Should I Divide My Assets?

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

    Leaving A Memo or Letter With Your Will

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

    Changing Guardianship Nomination

    Changing Guardianship Nomination
    If you find yourself need to change the guardianship nominations for your children, there are some steps you need to take.  All parents of minor children (and parents of special needs children) should nominate guardians in legal documents so…
Rank this Week: 1717

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Discusses the complications, pitfalls, and the overall state of affairs of trusts and estates in Canada. By Megan F. Connolly.

http://www.torontoestatemonitor.com/
  • Mar 7

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse
    The recent decision of the Superior Court of Justice in the Murphy Estate considers what happens when parties to a proceeding settle a matter on the basis of faulty facts and one of the parties suffers from “buyer’s remorse”. 
  • Mar 5

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt
    One of an estate trustee’s duties is to pay the debts that a deceased individual owed when he or she died.  As I have previously discussed, the estate trustee is generally not personally liable for the deceased’s debts – they are paid…
  • Feb 29

    Expecting An Inheritance? You Might Not Be Getting One

    Expecting An Inheritance? You Might Not Be Getting One
    Investor’s Group, a financial services company in Canada, recently released the results of a survey regarding people’s expectations when it comes to receiving an inheritance or leaving one to others. 
Rank this Week: 1747

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: 1912

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/
  • Oct 31

    Public hearings on 17% rate increases for WV electric customer

    Public hearings on 17% rate increases for WV electric customer
    West Virginians served by Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power, American Electric Power’s (AEP) operating electric utility providers in the Mountain State can attend a series of upcoming public hearings, as the Public Service Commission of…
  • Oct 7

    Training: Improving Services to LGBT Older Adult

    Training: Improving Services to LGBT Older Adult
    The WVU School of Social Work in partnership with the WV Bureau of Senior Services and SAGE Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders is offering a day-long training: Improving the Quality of Services and…
  • Sep 24

    WVU Festival of Ideas present 97 yr old photojournalist John G. Morri

    WVU Festival of Ideas present 97 yr old photojournalist John G. Morri
    October 8, 2014 7:30 p.m. The Erickson Alumni Center John Godfrey Morris is the most influential photo editor of his generation. His work with Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson, among many other influential photojournalists, can be seen…
Rank this Week: 2037

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: 2068

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 24

    Lawsuit Challenges HHS to Release Insurer Rate Hike Request

    Lawsuit Challenges HHS to Release Insurer Rate Hike Request
    The Washington Post “Wonkblog” reports that a lawsuit filed by a former official with the Department of Health and Human Services alleges that HHS is concealing insurers’ requested health insurance rate increases…
  • Nov 21

    Practicing Law: What New Interns Should Know About Office Culture

    Practicing Law: What New Interns Should Know About Office Culture
    Starting your first law internship is an exciting time. This is your chance to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom, and see the law firsthand. Unfortunately, many interns are initially surprised by the lack of excitement they…
  • Nov 20

    Four Low-Impact Pool Exercise

    Four Low-Impact Pool Exercise
    We know exercise is great for overall health, inside and out. That’s why it’s important to choose activities you find fun and are geared toward your activity personality. One great way to exercise is in the pool. Working out in…
Rank this Week: 2146

Vandrew Law Blog

Vandrew Law Blog

Covers asset protection, estate planning, tax law, and small business law.

http://vandrew.com/
  • Oct 3

    Estate Planning: More than Just a Will

    Estate Planning: More than Just a Will
    Estate planning is more than just a will. At first blush, this may sound like a way for an attorney to sell you on other estate planning structures, like the trusts I speak about so often on this blog. While those trusts are often critically…
  • Aug 29

    529 Strategies: FAFSA & a Grandchild’s College Expense

    529 Strategies: FAFSA &amp; a Grandchild&rsquo;s College Expense
    It’s common that grandparents want to help with college expenses for their grandchildren. Most grandparents helping their grandchildren want to do so in a way that won’t affect financial aid eligibility. One of the most common…
  • Aug 29

    529 Strategies: FAFSA & a Grandchild’s College Expense

    529 Strategies: FAFSA &amp; a Grandchild&rsquo;s College Expense
    It’s common that grandparents want to help with college expenses for their grandchildren. Most grandparents helping their grandchildren want to do so in a way that won’t affect financial aid eligibility. One of the most common…
Rank this Week: 2240

Wisconsin Estate Planning and Tax…

Wisconsin Estate Planning and Tax Law Blog

Commentary on estate planning, tax law, and elder law. By Nathan J. Dosch.

http://www.wisconsinestateandtaxblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    Upcoming Webinar: Estate Planning for Digital Asset

    Upcoming Webinar: Estate Planning for Digital Asset
    On Wednesday, April 20th at 11am (central) Digital Estate Planning, LLC is sponsoring 1.5 hour seminar titled, "Estate Planning for Digital Assets."  I will be presenting along with Attorney Joe Boucher from Neider & Boucher, S.C. and…
  • Apr 1

    Wisconsin Lawyer Article on Estate Planning for Digital Asset

    Wisconsin Lawyer Article on Estate Planning for Digital Asset
    I have been meaning to post a link and video from an article Attorney Joe Boucher and I were fortunate enough write for the Wisconsin Lawyer magazine in December 2010 titled, E-Legacy: Estate Planning for Digital Assets.  The State Bar of…
  • Jan 26

    IRS Wins S-Corp Compensation Case

    IRS Wins S-Corp Compensation Case
    The case, Watson, P.C. v.
Rank this Week: 2308

Family Fortress Estate Planning…

Family Fortress Estate Planning Blog

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

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

    Living on the Edge: Small Business Owners and Retirement

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

    Living on the Edge: Small Business Owners and Retirement

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

    Not Just Estate Tax Anymore

    Not Just Estate Tax Anymore
    Anyone who has been following our blog knows that the expiring Bush tax cuts (including the repeal of the estate tax this year and the tax’s reinstatement next year) have given lawmakers no end of trouble as they struggle and debate—and…
Rank this Week: 2361

Nashville Probate and Disability…

Nashville Probate and Disability Law Journal

Covers disability, wills, probate and elder law. By Norris & Norris, PLC.

http://www.nashvilleprobateanddisabilitylawblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Giving Away the House

    Giving Away the House
    Posted by Barbara Moss. "We gave away our house last week to our two children. We want to be able to qualify for Medicaid without the government getting all our money." That's how my interview with two potential clients…
  • Jan 14

    Living Independently in Old Age

    Living Independently in Old Age
    Posted by Barbara Moss. My mother wanted to live at home as long as possible. Fortunately for her, when that was no longer possible, she was able to pay some of the capital from the sale of her home for a spot in an assisted living…
  • Jan 3

    Paying for Nursing Home Care

    Paying for Nursing Home Care
    Posted by Barbara Moss. As I've written in a prior post (December 19, 2012), Medicare pays only a limited amount toward nursing home care and then only when there has been a 3-day hospital admission first. People who enter a nursing home…
Rank this Week: 2382

You and Yours Blawg

You and Yours Blawg

Covers business law, elder law, estate planning and tax law. By Deirdre R. Wheatley-Liss.

http://youandyoursblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 6

    You and Yours Blawg is Moving

    You and Yours Blawg is Moving
    Category: Elder Law, Estate Planning, Estate and Inheritance Tax, Business Law and Planning, Tax Law and Planning, Probate and Estate Administration, Financial Planning, Miscellaneous Musing
  • Mar 20

    Haven't Paid NJ Taxes? Now Might Be the Time

    Haven't Paid NJ Taxes? Now Might Be the Time
    Category: Tax Law and PlanningCourtesy of JH Cohn:New Jersey Enacts Tax Amnesty Program"New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine has signed a bill creating a 45-day New Jersey state tax amnesty period that will end no later than June 15, 2009.…
  • Mar 16

    Lets get Banks Lending - SBA Loan Guarantee Amount to 90%

    Lets get Banks Lending - SBA Loan Guarantee Amount to 90%
    Category: Business Law and Planning
Rank this Week: 2440

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
  • Nov 24

    Getting Edited Video into Evidence

    Getting Edited Video into Evidence
    With court time and patience at a premium, it may be best to introduce an edited version of a video recording into evidence instead of the whole—possible very long—version. But before you do this, you’ll have to authenticate…
  • Nov 21

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?
    You get a call from a family member, friend, or client who’s either been arrested or will be soon with a misdemeanor, such as a DUI. Maybe you’re new to practice or criminal law isn’t your usual area. Should you take on the…
  • Nov 19

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law
    The following is a guest blog post by Rachel K. Prandini, Unaccompanied Minor Law Fellow/Attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco. The number of unaccompanied minors arriving at the US southern border in 2014 has been…
Rank this Week: 2448

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

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

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Nov 20

    What Is A Business Plan?

    What Is A Business Plan?
    Although a proper legal structure is very important for a startup business, there are many other considerations that are very likely much more important if the business is to be successful. In particular, developing a business plan is often…
  • Nov 5

    Business Structures: The Facts & Figure

    Business Structures: The Facts &amp; Figure
    Although there a lots of very important questions that a business owner, or owners, must ask when starting a business, perhaps of one of the most important is: How should I legally structure my business? In general, there are three principal…
  • Oct 8

    4 Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property

    4 Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property
    In the United States, there are four principal ways in which a person or business can protect intellectual property, however, not all types of protection are available for all property types. The infographic below briefly describes each of…
Rank this Week: 2484

Duffy Law Office

Duffy Law Office

Covers estate planning and elder law in Iowa.

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

    Why Is Incapacity Planning Important?

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

    Can Medicaid Take My Home?

    Can Medicaid Take My Home?
    When you plan your estate, you work with an estate planning attorney to devise a strategy for transferring your assets after you pass away. However, if you want to be comprehensively prepared for the future, you should consider the…
  • Aug 14

    Can a Trust Be Used to Complete a Medicaid Spend Down?

    Can a Trust Be Used to Complete a Medicaid Spend Down?
    Medicare will help with your medical expenses when you reach the age of eligibility if you qualify, but the program will not pay for long-term care. This is a problem for most people, because long-term care is quite expensive. The average…
Rank this Week: 2521

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

http://www.cheryldavid.com/blog/
  • Nov 23

    Free Report: Power of Attorney in North Carolina – Part2

    Free Report: Power of Attorney in North Carolina – Part2
    Regardless of your circumstances, the powers of attorney you include in your estate plan will allow you some significant benefits and abilities. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Your Agent Responsibilities A Durable Power of…
  • Nov 22

    Estate Planning for Seniors in North Carolina – Part 1

    Estate Planning for Seniors in North Carolina – Part 1
    Estate Planning for Seniors in North Carolina – Part 1 from Cheryl David You don’t have to be wealthy to have an estate, in fact, everyone who dies leaves behind property, debts, or other legal issues that will need to be…
  • Nov 21

    Free Report: North Carolina Inheritance Planning – Part1

    Free Report: North Carolina Inheritance Planning – Part1
    Do you know what would happen to your property should you die without an estate plan or die without making legally enforceable inheritance choices. Learn more about North Carolina inheritance planning in this presentation. Topics covered in…
Rank this Week: 2534