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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/
  • Oct 24

    Arbitration is a Corrupt Fraud

    Arbitration is a Corrupt Fraud
    Matthew Saroff wrote the below article for his blog “40 Years in the Desert“. Arbitration is a Corrupt Fraud This little story of the corruption that is a feature, not a bug, of the arbitration process has made it to…
  • Oct 23

    Sufficient Notice of Arbitration Clause

    Sufficient Notice of Arbitration Clause
    On August, 18, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s denial of Barnes & Noble, Inc.’s motion to compel arbitration, finding that plaintiff did not have sufficient notice of Barnes & Noble’s Terms of Use…
  • Oct 22

    Staffing at 4.1 hours of nursing care per day per patient

    Staffing at 4.1 hours of nursing care per day per patient
    Illinois Citizens for Better Care  is a group dedicated to Improving the quality of life of Illinois long-term care residents.  They recently published the below are their website. Both the federal government and Illinois…
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/
  • Oct 28

    Gov. Candidate Rauner Alleged Invovled in Shady Dealings by Nursing Home Owners to Avoid Liability

    Gov. Candidate Rauner Alleged Invovled in Shady Dealings by Nursing Home Owners to Avoid Liability
    We have written time again about the traditional civil and criminal cases that can be brought against nursing homes and/or their administrators, managers, nurses, nursing aides and any other staff. Civil claims can be brought for negligence…
  • Oct 20

    Latest Testimony in GTCR Bankruptcy Trial

    Latest Testimony in GTCR Bankruptcy Trial
    The major bankruptcy-related trial of the corporate owner of a troubled line of nursing homes continues in Florida bankruptcy court, and has provided more testimony and news. As a quick refresher, an investment firm previously ran by Bruce…
  • Oct 17

    Question of Immunity for Nursing Home Likely Headed to Appeals Court

    Question of Immunity for Nursing Home Likely Headed to Appeals Court
    In a recent post we highlighted a fascinating case that is set to go to the Connecticut Supreme Court regarding a private nursing home that has been providing services to parolees under a contract with the state, which is actually mandated…
Rank this Week: 163

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/
  • Oct 23

    Happy Birthday Kim Dayton

    Happy Birthday Kim Dayton
    Kim Dayton, founder of the elderlawprof blog, co-blogger, author of many books and articles, and creator of many superb elder law projects is celebrating her birthday!
  • Oct 23

    UK News: Assisted suicide guidelines relaxed by Director of Public Prosecution

    UK News: Assisted suicide guidelines relaxed by Director of Public Prosecution
    Via The Telegraph: Doctors and nurses who help severely disabled or terminally ill people to take their own lives are less likely to face criminal charges after Britain's most senior prosecutor yesterday amended guidelines on assisted…
  • Oct 22

    The Worst Waiting List?

    The Worst Waiting List?
    I've heard about the backlog for SSD appeals, but I had no idea how much of a backlog exists until I read the story in the October 19, 2014 Washington Post. Waiting on a Social Security disability appeal? Get in...
Rank this Week: 177

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/
  • Sep 30

    4th DCA and Charging Order Protection for Florida LLC

    4th DCA and Charging Order Protection for Florida LLC
    In Florida, a multi member LLC, has asset protection characteristics. Prior to 2011, Florida law was not clear on whether a charging order was the exclusive remedy for a creditor of a member of a multi member LLC. Assets in a Florida multi…
  • Sep 29

    If a person dies intestate what proof must their children show the court to prove they are the heirs to the estate?

    If a person dies intestate what proof must their children show the court to prove they are the heirs to the estate?
    Most Florida probate courts simply accept the information contained in the pleadings that are filed with the court. These pleadings are usually signed "under penalties of perjury". Some courts (such as Citrus Count and Miami-Dade County)…
  • Aug 25

    Estate Planning: Dealing with your digital death instead of before

    Estate Planning: Dealing with your digital death instead of before
    Portland company WebCease is making waves in the probate and estate-planning community by helping attorneys and grieving families locate the deceased's digital accounts. CEO Glenn Williamson aims to be the first to provide this service to…
Rank this Week: 212

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/
  • Oct 19

    Provinces spend millions each year to ensure that Canadians get a proper burial

    Provinces spend millions each year to ensure that Canadians get a proper burial
    What happens when a person dies in Canada, but cannot be identified? And what if their identity is known, but they have no money for a funeral? What if their loved ones won't get involved? In Alberta alone, last year there were 1,577…
  • Oct 18

    Ontario woman and her husband charged with elder abuse of her mother

    Ontario woman and her husband charged with elder abuse of her mother
    There is a very sad, very serious case being heard in court in Ontario this week. Viola Simonds was in her 70s and had dementia and other medical issues. Her daughter and son-in-law had a Power of Attorney for Personal Care for Ms. Simonds.…
  • Oct 18

    Great response to For My Family, With Love

    Great response to For My Family, With Love
    I'm pleased to report that the initial response to my new workbook entitled For My Family, With Love has been all positive! Thanks to those of you who have checked it out. I'm always open to hearing feedback about your use of this book (or…
Rank this Week: 233

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/
  • Oct 20

    Elderly with Hip Fractures in Nursing Homes Face Grim Prognosi

    Elderly with Hip Fractures in Nursing Homes Face Grim Prognosi
    When an elderly person is injured in a nursing home, his or her chances of survival can become slim. If the nursing facility is understaffed or lacks resources, an elderly person may be unable to ever properly heal from his or her injuries.…
  • Oct 13

    Hidden Cameras Allow Families To Track Care In Nursing Home

    Hidden Cameras Allow Families To Track Care In Nursing Home
    When someone we care about is admitted into a nursing home, we expect him or her to be safe. Many of us see these facilities as a safe haven for elderly relatives and aging parents, a place where they have onsite doctors and nurses and…
  • Oct 6

    Court Slashes Nursing Home Negligence Verdict

    Court Slashes Nursing Home Negligence Verdict
    In June 2014, the justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court slashed the $90 million verdict awarded to Dorothy Douglas in her Charleston nursing home abuse case. Even though the justices called the conduct of the nursing home…
Rank this Week: 242

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: 449

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/
  • Oct 16

    Continuing Legal Education Society Presentation on "Reining in the Rogue Trustee/Executor"

    Continuing Legal Education Society Presentation on "Reining in the Rogue Trustee/Executor"
    I am going to be speaking at the Continuing Legal Education Society course, Estate Litigation Update - 2014, next week on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, B.C. the course goes from 9:00 am to…
  • Oct 13

    John Poyser’s Capacity and Undue Influence

    John Poyser’s Capacity and Undue Influence
    John E. S. Poyser has written a remarkable textbook, Capacity and Undue Influence, published this year by Thomas Reuters Canada Limited. The book is about gratuitous wealth transfers including by will, beneficiary designations, through…
  • Oct 2

    Supreme Court of Canada Strikes down British Columbia’s Court Hearing Fees!

    Supreme Court of Canada Strikes down British Columbia’s Court Hearing Fees!
    I don’t use exclamation marks often. This may be the first one in my blog. But I am very pleased with the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada released this morning in The Trial Lawyers Association of BritishColumbia v. British…
Rank this Week: 455

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: 491

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/
  • Oct 24

    Idaho Elder Law - What is the VA Pension Program?

    Idaho Elder Law - What is the VA Pension Program?
    For many of America’s elderly that find themselves struggling to meet growing health costs a solution comes in the form of an underutilized VA benefit. For veterans who served during a time of war or for their surviving spouses, the…
  • Oct 23

    Idaho Estate Planning - Inheritance From Long Lost Auntie? It Happen

    Idaho Estate Planning - Inheritance From Long Lost Auntie? It Happen
    An insular Hemel Hempstead man who died with an estate worth £750,000 has had his legacy split among 39 relatives who never even knew he existed.
  • Oct 22

    Idaho Estate Planning - Family Feuds Over Loved One's Passing

    Idaho Estate Planning - Family Feuds Over Loved One's Passing
    In what likely foretells a bitter probate battle to come, a judge ordered Wednesday that the body of wealthy Alamo Heights woman who died Tuesday not be cremated before an autopsy is performed.
Rank this Week: 685

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/
  • Oct 17

    Nursing Home Reforms Desperately Needed

    Nursing Home Reforms Desperately Needed
    Corporate America pushes for big business with a heavy emphasis on high profits, and it is affecting nearly every aspect of our economy, from grocery stores to gyms. What many people do not know is that big business now owns most of the…
  • Oct 7

    Illinois Ranks Last in Nursing Home Safety

    Illinois Ranks Last in Nursing Home Safety
    A recent nursing home report card gave Illinois an "F" grade, putting our state at the bottom of national rankings for nursing home care. The report card is issued once per year by Families for Better Care, a nursing home resident advocacy…
  • Sep 25

    Rauner Avoids Responsibility in Nursing Home Tragedie

    Rauner Avoids Responsibility in Nursing Home Tragedie
    Trans Healthcare and Trans Health Management, nursing home companies that controls a chain of nursing homes throughout the country seems to be continuously fighting off lawsuits, bad press, and claims of fraud. Bruce Rauner, the candidate for…
Rank this Week: 697

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: 739

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 16

    PA Power of Attorney Reform Legislation Move

    PA Power of Attorney Reform Legislation Move
    Legislative changes appear afoot regarding Pennsylvania's Power of Attorney laws. On Monday, June 16, 2014, the Pennsylvania Senate adopted (50-0), after three required considerations, a revised version of House Bill 1429, into a new…
Rank this Week: 796

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/
  • Oct 21

    How Can You Reduce or Avoid High Trust Taxes?

    How Can You Reduce or Avoid High Trust Taxes?
    By Sandra K. Dennison, CPA A recent article in the Wall Street Journal describes a strategy to avoid taxes when you put money into a trust and when you take it out. Here’s a summary of how it works: In cases where Mom & Dad’s…
  • Sep 30

    Estate Planning for the Modern Farming Family

    Estate Planning for the Modern Farming Family
    By: Senior Attorney Dan Vu I have always found that farming families are more aware of the importance of proper estate planning than the general population. This is perhaps, because most farmers have a story or two of an estate plan that went…
  • Sep 15

    Cooper certified as elder law specialist

    Cooper certified as elder law specialist
    COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) announced that 19 attorneys have been certified as legal specialists in elder law. The Supreme Court Commission on Certification of Attorneys as Specialists accredited the OSBA to certify…
Rank this Week: 880

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: 888

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/
  • Oct 22

    Grant Funding to Combat Elder Abuse

    Grant Funding to Combat Elder Abuse
    Elder abuse is much too common across the country, and nursing homes and assisted-living facilities in California have proven particularly prominent offenders of nursing home abuse and neglect.  What do we need to prevent elder abuse in…
  • Oct 15

    Class Action Against California Nursing Home Owner

    Class Action Against California Nursing Home Owner
    Changes are on the way for nursing homes and California assisted living facilities.  In the midst of shifts to the law, victims of nursing home abuse are filing a class action lawsuit against the owner of 57 skilled nursing facilities in…
  • Oct 8

    Fines to Increase at Assisted-Living Facilitie

    Fines to Increase at Assisted-Living Facilitie
    New Bill Raises Penalties for Elder Abuse and Neglect Is the state of California taking seriously the problems with nursing home abuse and elder neglect at assisted-living facilities?  According to a recent article in UT San Diego,…
Rank this Week: 921

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: 1108

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/
  • Oct 21

    New disabled veterans memorial unveiled in DC

    New disabled veterans memorial unveiled in DC
    For every tragic story of a life unraveled by military battle, there are a dozen tales of individuals who have managed to triumph over the harrowing experiences of war and ruin. That quote, from former Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jesse…
  • Oct 18

    Estate Planning: How to Get Going (and why not to do it yourself)

    Estate Planning: How to Get Going (and why not to do it yourself)
    The American Bar Association is offering a free webinar for the public on October 23 to explain the basics of estate planning. The moderated discussion will air at 1pm Eastern time and will also be available to listen to after the fact. Says…
  • Oct 14

    Medicare Open Enrollment begins Oct. 15

    Medicare Open Enrollment begins Oct. 15
    The Medicare Open Enrollment period begins October 15, 2014 and ends on December 7, 2014. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services predicts that premiums for Medicare Advantage plans and Part D plans will rise only slightly in 2015. The…
Rank this Week: 1181

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorknursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 15

    Rye Nursing Home Receives Deficiency for Pressure Sore Care

    Rye Nursing Home Receives Deficiency for Pressure Sore Care
    The Osborn, a Westchester nursing home located in Rye, received a citation by the Department of Health in February, 2014 for failure to provide proper treatment to a resident with a pressure ulcer. Per federal regulations, a facility must…
  • Sep 24

    Signs and Symptoms of Nursing Home Abuse

    Signs and Symptoms of Nursing Home Abuse
    What You Should Know About Nursing Home or Elder Abuse It is estimated that there are more than half a million reports of elderly abuse every year in the U.S., not to mention millions of cases that go unreported. Nursing...
  • Sep 23

    Discussing the Legality of Nursing Home Surveillance

    Discussing the Legality of Nursing Home Surveillance
    It is difficult to ignore the continuous flow of headlines regarding nursing home abuse. It has become a prevalent issue across the U.S. However, imagine the number of cases that go unreported. Many times incidents of abuse and neglect are...
Rank this Week: 1199

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: 1206

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/
  • Oct 24

    Estate Planning Gotchas During a Divorce

    Estate Planning Gotchas During a Divorce
    There are many estate planning issues to consider while you are getting a divorce and once the divorce is complete. Be sure to seek legal advice as soon as possible in these types of situations.
  • Oct 22

    If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It ... Unless the Trustee Says No

    If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It ... Unless the Trustee Says No
    Proper planning is important, but just as important is selecting the right people to be involved in the plan, so that your wishes will be followed.
  • Oct 20

    New Developments in Digital Estate Planning

    New Developments in Digital Estate Planning
    Don’t forget to plan for your digital assets as part of your overall estate plan.
Rank this Week: 1209

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/
  • Oct 21

    Welcome Reform Measures to Correct Questionable Self Reporting Staffing Levels in Nursing Home

    Welcome Reform Measures to Correct Questionable Self Reporting Staffing Levels in Nursing Home
    As an advocate for nursing home residents, one of my greatest frustrations has been the lack of oversight for self reported staffing levels.  This has lead to an extraordinarily low incidence of short staffing citations – and worse…
  • Oct 10

    Lack of Nurses in Nursing Homes Exposed

    Lack of Nurses in Nursing Homes Exposed
    When I began working in this field, I was astonished to realize that very few nursing homes and no assisted living facilities have a full-time doctor working there.  I found that facilities at times may be staffed almost entirely with…
  • Oct 2

    Know Your Resident’s Medication

    Know Your Resident’s Medication
    Many times I meet with families who were not told about medication changes or what a resident was prescribed.  It is easy to know what a resident is prescribed.  There is a document called a Medication Administration Record. …
Rank this Week: 1223

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: 1251

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 21

    Understanding Estate Planning Part 2 – Your Estate

    Understanding Estate Planning Part 2 – Your Estate
    What, exactly, is your estate? The answer to this question is not always obvious to people who don’t have any direct experience with, or background in, the estate planning field. Because of this, there are often some significant…
  • Oct 16

    Understanding Estate Planning Part 1 – Your Last Will and Testament

    Understanding Estate Planning Part 1 – Your Last Will and Testament
    We’ve been writing our blog for long time, and have covered a number of essential estate planning topics. This week, however, we are going to take a step back and to talk about some key estate planning issues with which everyone should…
  • Oct 14

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Children in Your New York Estate Plan

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Children in Your New York Estate Plan
    When parents of young children in Brooklyn, New York create an estate plan, their plans have to address issues that people who do not have children don’t have to consider. Estate planning is all about making decisions, and doing so in a…
Rank this Week: 1516

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: 1522

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

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

    How to Get Quality Nursing Home Care Without Racking Up Huge Bill

    How to Get Quality Nursing Home Care Without Racking Up Huge Bill
    As the cost of nursing homes continues to rise, it becomes increasingly difficult for many families to provide their loved ones with the nursing home care they need. In many cases, paying out of pocket can exceed $7,000 per month, which makes…
  • Oct 22

    Marriage: Whether to Say “I Do”

    Marriage: Whether to Say “I Do”
    I’ve blogged before on the topic of same-sex marriage. Now that: i) a majority of states allow same-sex marriage, and ii) a majority of people live in a state which allows same-sex marriage, I thought it would be interesting to take a…
  • Oct 20

    Create a Great Funeral Day – It’s a Group Activity

    Create a Great Funeral Day – It’s a Group Activity
    Halloween, also known as All Hallows’ Eve, precedes the yearly celebration on November 1 of All Hallows’ (or Saints’) Day. Appropriately, Create a Great Funeral Day (CAGFD) falls on October 30, the day before Halloween.…
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
  • Oct 22

    Estate Planning Not Just For The Rich

    Estate Planning Not Just For The Rich
    A common misconception holds that estate planning is only for the wealthy, as a way to save on taxes. An article on cnbc.com says that nothing could be further from the truth. Estate planning is all about giving what you want to whom you…
  • Oct 15

    What To Consider When Picking Heir

    What To Consider When Picking Heir
    Who is going to get your money when you die? A story in Forbes says the most difficult part of estate planning is determining who gets what and when. The article says the process is emotional and involves a number of trade offs. It suggests…
  • Oct 8

    Best Places To Die In 2015

    Best Places To Die In 2015
    Eight states are adopting changes in their death tax laws in 2015. Currently, 19 states plus the District of Columbia have state death or estate taxes. But a number of states are making changes of one sort of another to make it more…
Rank this Week: 1572

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: 1661

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/
  • Oct 19

    Vets in Assisted Living and Personal Care Homes may see lower drug cost

    Vets in Assisted Living and Personal Care Homes may see lower drug cost
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> A new Pennsylvania law is intended to help lower drug costs for veterans residing in assisted living residences and personal care homes.…
  • Sep 30

    Should Seniors get a High-Dose Flu Shot?

    Should Seniors get a High-Dose Flu Shot?
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  • Sep 27

    Goodbye Department of Public Welfare

    Goodbye Department of Public Welfare
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Rank this Week: 1673

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Installing Video Surveillance in Nursing Home Room

    Installing Video Surveillance in Nursing Home Room
    One of the hottest debates currently happening in elder law and nursing home care is whether video cameras should be allowed in nursing home rooms. Many residents of nursing homes and their children believe that installing surveillance will…
  • Oct 20

    The Average Lifespan Continues to Increase

    The Average Lifespan Continues to Increase
    According to the National Center on Health Statistics annual report, in 2012 the average life expectancy of our older U.S. citizens continued to increase. Seniors who reach the average of 65 can now expect to live another 19.3 years, an…
  • Oct 15

    Extendicare to Pay $38 Million in Medicare, Medicaid Settlement

    Extendicare to Pay $38 Million in Medicare, Medicaid Settlement
    A U.S. nursing home chain has agreed to pay $38 million in a settlement to end a federal government investigation into whether its nursing homes billed Medicare and Medicaid for poor care for its elderly residents. The settlement was…
Rank this Week: 1706

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: 1705

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: 1741

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: 1910

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 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…
  • Sep 15

    Senior Legal Aid's Greatest Hit

    Senior Legal Aid's Greatest Hit
    We've served over 12,000 senior West Virginians over the past 15+ years. We've gotten questions about a broad variety of civil legal issues: consumer, healthcare, landlord/tenant, home ownership, family law, planning for incapacity,…
Rank this Week: 2033

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: 2091

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

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

    Hospice Industry Under Fire For Enrolling Patients Who Are Not Near Death

    Hospice Industry Under Fire For Enrolling Patients Who Are Not Near Death
    The Washington Post reports, in a 2043-word piece that is part of an ongoing series on the hospice industry in America, the “booming” hospice industry is coming under fire due to “what appears to be a surge in…
  • Oct 23

    Federal Government Tightens Restrictions on Hydrocodone Combination Product

    Federal Government Tightens Restrictions on Hydrocodone Combination Product
    News that the Federal government is tightening restrictions on hydrocodone combination painkillers in an effort to curb widespread abuse received wide coverage, with several major newspapers and news agencies reporting. Some news outlets…
  • Oct 22

    No Way to Run a Disability Program

    No Way to Run a Disability Program
    Tom Margenau The long-time Social Security Administration employee Tom Margenau has written another thought-provoking article about the Social Security disability system. I encourage you to read the entire article, but these two paragraphs…
Rank this Week: 2157

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: 2245

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: 2306

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: 2356

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: 2381

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: 2435

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
  • Oct 24

    2 Ways to Lose Credibility in Court

    2 Ways to Lose Credibility in Court
    You likely start out with credibility in the eyes of the judge. After all, you’re an officer of the court. But that initial benefit of the doubt can easily slip away, and once you’ve lost your credibility, the case may not be far…
  • Oct 22

    Idea-Expression Dichotomy Remains Key to Copyright Protection of New Technology

    Idea-Expression Dichotomy Remains Key to Copyright Protection of New Technology
    Can you state the difference between an idea and the expression of that idea? Don’t worry if it doesn’t slip off your tongue. This distinction one of the most difficult areas of copyright law but far from academic because…
  • Oct 20

    10 Tips to Working Better with Your Paralegal

    10 Tips to Working Better with Your Paralegal
    Attorneys spend a lot of time working with support staff, particularly paralegals, but get no training in law school on how to successfully navigate this important relationship. Here are some tips to help you get the most effective assistance…
Rank this Week: 2451

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: 2516

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

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

    Your Estate Plans Change as You Age – Part 1

    Your Estate Plans Change as You Age – Part 1
    One of the essential truths you should realize about estate planning is that your estate plans change as you age. If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you know that we recommend that everyone in the Greenville, North Carolina…
  • Sep 30

    Basic Estate Planning Questions – What Are Estate Taxes in North Carolina?

    Basic Estate Planning Questions – What Are Estate Taxes in North Carolina?
    In this week’s blog post in our ongoing series on basic estate planning questions, we are going to look at estate taxes in North Carolina. As with any other estate planning issue, it’s always important to ask your lawyer about any…
  • Sep 29

    Free Report: Incapacity Planning in North Carolina: Using Specific Tool

    Free Report: Incapacity Planning in North Carolina: Using Specific Tool
    When creating a financial power of attorney, the agent you select must be a capable adult. Alternatively, you can choose an organization to serve as your agent. For example, you might choose your bank, a law firm, or some other capable…
Rank this Week: 2526

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
  • 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…
  • Sep 16

    U.S. Federal Trademark Filing

    U.S. Federal Trademark Filing
    In 2013, more than 300,000 trademarks and service marks were filed across 45 different classes of goods and services with the United States Patent & Trademark ("USPTO"); however, less than 200,000 trademarks were registered by the USPTO…
  • Aug 29

    ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark Filing

    ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark Filing
    The ALS Association has filed an application to register a federal trademark for "Ice Bucket Challenge", the viral sensation that has swept the nation this summer. Although most Americans likely associate "Ice Bucket Challenge" with the ALS…
Rank this Week: 2544