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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/
  • Apr 17

    Repeat Offender

    Repeat Offender
    Government officials in Texas are squabbling over whether to terminate state contracts with nursing homes which repeatedly are found to abuse and neglect residents. The Department of Aging and Disability Services (aka DADS) in Texas has…
  • Apr 16

    One Day of Neglect

    One Day of Neglect
    ValleyCentral.com reported the tragic story of Isidora Martinez. After only one day of being neglected in a nursing home, under deplorable conditions, Martinez had to be rushed off to the hospital in an ambulance.  Upon…
  • Apr 15

    Tort Reform = Corporate Bailout

    Tort Reform = Corporate Bailout
    Mr. Jernigan is a Florence attorney and president of the S.C. Association for Justice, formerly the S.C. Trial Lawyers Association.  He wrote the below article in The State newspaper about additional efforts to "reform" the civil…
Rank this Week: 126

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

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

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • Apr 15

    New Study Shows Strokes Misdiagnosed in Many Case

    New Study Shows Strokes Misdiagnosed in Many Case
    MedPage Today reports that a new study shows that many strokes may be missed in hospital emergency departments in the days before the problems of the stroke become obvious. Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose strokes can have devastating…
  • Apr 12

    Hepatitis C Outbreak in Nursing Home

    Hepatitis C Outbreak in Nursing Home
    The first lawsuit stemming from a hepatitis C outbreak in a North Dakota nursing home has been filed, according to reports. Two victims are seeking monetary damages from ManorCare Health Services, and they may not be alone. 42 other people…
  • Apr 9

    Batavia Nursing Home Norovirus Outbreak

    Batavia Nursing Home Norovirus Outbreak
    A new outbreak of the norovirus has occurred at Heritage Woods Assisted Living Facility in Batavia, IL, leaving about 40 residents ill as a result. Norovirus, often associated with cruise ships for its tendency to spread through the densely…
Rank this Week: 159

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Apr 17

    FINRA Arbitration Awards Damages, But Also Attorneys' Fees Under California Elder Abuse Law

    FINRA Arbitration Awards Damages, But Also Attorneys' Fees Under California Elder Abuse Law
    An arbitral award in March 2014 by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) ordered Signator Investors, Inc., a firm aligned with the John Hancock Financial Network, to pay an older couple and their elderly mother's estate $1.2 million…
  • Apr 15

    Social Security Administrators Announce Cessation of "Old Debt" Collection Intercept

    Social Security Administrators Announce Cessation of "Old Debt" Collection Intercept
    The Social Security Administration announced on Monday that it is halting its practice of "Treasury Offsets" to recover debts reported to be 10 years or older. This decision comes just three days after the Washington Post's front…
  • Apr 15

    AoA publishes annual update to Profile of Older American

    AoA publishes annual update to Profile of Older American
    The AoA has just released "Profile of Older Americans: 2013". This is the electronic version of the popular brochure with the latest key statistics on older Americans in key subject areas. It includes both narrative and statistical…
Rank this Week: 173

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By David M. Goldman.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 17

    Undue Influence Florida

    Undue Influence Florida
    We often get questions about contesting a will because of Undue influence in Florida. Undue influence is a cause of action that is used to challenge the validity of a will, trust, or other testamentary document. You can not challenge a will…
  • Dec 26

    How can I find a copy of my parent's will or life insurance?

    How can I find a copy of my parent's will or life insurance?
    We get many calls from children who want to know where they can get a copy of their parent's will or find out if they had life insurance. First, if your parent is alive, you have no right to demand or see a copy of your parent's will. While…
  • Oct 24

    Improper gift to a lawyer in a will or other estate instrument void

    Improper gift to a lawyer in a will or other estate instrument void
    New Florida Statutes §732.806, which is effective October 1, 2013, makes an improper gift to a lawyer in a will or other estate instrument void. The new statutory provision is here:…
Rank this Week: 207

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

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

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    Executor is charging the beneficiaries to live in the house they inherited

    Executor is charging the beneficiaries to live in the house they inherited
    Does your will contain trusts that affect your children? Are those trusts complete and clear enough to avoid problems? Have you really thought through how it's all supposed to work after you're gone? I received a note from two young people…
  • Apr 7

    Resource for executors trying to locate a life insurance policy

    Resource for executors trying to locate a life insurance policy
    I'm always in favour of any tools that make an executor's job easier or better. There is a new tool available as of this month: MIB Solutions Inc has a policy locator service that identifies life insurance application information from 450…
  • Apr 4

    Gloria Vanderbilt fortune not going to son Anderson Cooper

    Gloria Vanderbilt fortune not going to son Anderson Cooper
    In a brief article at www.csmonitor.com, CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper talks about his family's wealth. His mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, is apparently worth $200 million, and has told him that he is not going to inherit that money. And he is…
Rank this Week: 222

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/
  • Mar 7

    Jammin’ Grannies: Music Therapy Used To Help Nursing Home Patient

    Jammin’ Grannies: Music Therapy Used To Help Nursing Home Patient
    Everyone has his or her own favorite song – a song that reminds them of a happier time or place, something that can put a smile on their face. Now the Maplewood Nursing Home in Bloomer is taking that knowledge and running with it,…
  • Mar 3

    Not Enough Manpower For The Job. Many Nursing Homes Understaffed

    Not Enough Manpower For The Job. Many Nursing Homes Understaffed
    It has been an ongoing debate in the professional care community – nursing homes cutting back on staff members and supplies in order to reduce their expenses. Why are they cutting back on expenses you may wonder? In order for these…
  • Feb 28

    Abuse Perpetrated By Nursing Home Worker

    Abuse Perpetrated By Nursing Home Worker
    We expect nursing home workers to be as kind as we are to our family members, to be patient with elderly residents, but sometimes we find out that these nursing home workers are in fact – just people. The recent scandal at the Hillcroft…
Rank this Week: 254

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: 441

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/
  • Apr 13

    Notice of Dispute

    Notice of Dispute
    In British Columbia, under the new probate rules, if you wish to dispute the validity of a will, and oppose a grant of probate or of administration of the will, you may file a notice of dispute before the Supreme Court of British Columbia…
  • Apr 6

    Bentley v. Maplewood Seniors Care Society

    Bentley v. Maplewood Seniors Care Society
    Margaret Anne Bentley lives in the Maplewood care facility in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1999, and her condition has deteriorated to the point where she moves little, does not…
  • Mar 31

    Wills, Estates and Succession Act in Force Today

    Wills, Estates and Succession Act in Force Today
    The Wills, Estates and Succession Act came into force today, as did Part 25 of the Supreme Court Civil Rules which amends the procedures for probate and other estate applications.This legislation and the rule changes significantly reform…
Rank this Week: 471

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: 474

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/
Rank this Week: 661

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/
  • Mar 31

    Telephone Tax Scam Targeting Senior

    Telephone Tax Scam Targeting Senior
    As tax day approaches, criminals posing as IRS agents are taking to the phones to try to scam senior citizens out of their retirement money. Elder law attorneys at Pintas & Mullins detail how the telephone scam works and how to protect…
  • Mar 26

    The Six Worst Nursing Home Facilities in California

    The Six Worst Nursing Home Facilities in California
    There are about 1,300 long-term care nursing facilities in California, where over 300,000 residents are cared for. Unfortunately, most nursing homes are run by for-profit corporations, such as HCR ManorCare, which aim to make money by caring…
  • Mar 20

    How to Treat and Prevent Sepsis in Nursing Home Resident

    How to Treat and Prevent Sepsis in Nursing Home Resident
    Sepsis, or serious infection of the blood, is one of the top reasons nursing home residents are sent to hospitals. Septic shock among the elderly results in death about 20% of the time, costing grave emotional and financial harm on families…
Rank this Week: 676

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

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

    Eyes Wide Open II

    Eyes Wide Open II
    In my March 14th blog, Eyes Wide Open, I asked the question - why did the named executor ever agree to take on the administration. My blog was followed by a rhetorical answer meant to remind all of us – advisors and potential executors…
  • Apr 16

    Giving Thank

    Giving Thank
    This week many families will gather together to celebrate Spring and the holidays that are celebrated at this time of year. Who will be around your table this year?
  • Apr 15

    Forgotten Bank Account

    Forgotten Bank Account
    What happens to unclaimed bank accounts?
Rank this Week: 732

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/
  • Feb 27

    NPR Broadcasts "Managing Your Elderly Parents' Finances"

    NPR Broadcasts "Managing Your Elderly Parents' Finances"
    On Thursday morning (11:06 AM to Noon), February 27, 2014, The Diane Rehm Show, as broadcast from WAMU through the National Public Radio network, focused on the topic Managing Your Elderly Parents' Finances, with guest host Elise Labott. The…
  • Jan 16

    Enact Mandatory Financial Elder Abuse Reporting in PA

    Enact Mandatory Financial Elder Abuse Reporting in PA
    On December 11, 2013, Professor Katherine C. Pearson, of Penn State Law (The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, PA Campus), posted a four-page article entitled Law Financial Abuse and Exploitation in Pennsylvania: The Importance of Early…
  • Sep 6

    PA Small Estate & Deposit Payment Thresholds Increased

    PA Small Estate & Deposit Payment Thresholds Increased
    The Pennsylvania Probate, Estates & Fiduciaries Code (Title 20 of PA Consolidated Statutes) was amended in minor, but helpful, ways by Act 35 of 2013, which became effective on August 31, 2013. The changes in affected sections of Title…
Rank this Week: 779

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/
  • Apr 15

    Is divorce a good solution if my spouse goes into a nursing home?

    Is divorce a good solution if my spouse goes into a nursing home?
    By Attorney Nathan Simpson Many clients come into the office asking if their only option when faced with a catastrophic medical situation is divorce. They have heard that this is the only way to not be required to spend everything in the…
  • Apr 14

    Your Estate Plan Should Reduce Your Legislative Risk, Not Increase It

    Your Estate Plan Should Reduce Your Legislative Risk, Not Increase It
    By Senior Associate Attorney, Dan Vu Too often estate planners do not consider their client's legislative risk. In other words, they plan without consideration to the very high probability that the current rules will change. In Washington and…
  • Apr 12

    Don’t Go Broke in a Nursing Home

    Don’t Go Broke in a Nursing Home
    By Lori McBride Over the past few months, we have been rolling out a new seminar to help education seniors and their families throughout Ohio, most recently in Chillicothe, Johnstown and Delaware. Here are some of the topics: In a Nursing…
Rank this Week: 871

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/
  • Apr 16

    RCFE Reform Act of 2014 Gains Momentum

    RCFE Reform Act of 2014 Gains Momentum
    We’ve been following the reform initiatives for residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs) in California, and a story in U-T San Diego emphasizes that support for the RCFE Reform Act of 2014 has been gaining momentum.…
  • Apr 9

    Online Map to Track Elder Financial Abuse

    Online Map to Track Elder Financial Abuse
    Elder abuse and nursing home neglect are crimes that aren’t confined to physical or emotional abuse.  In fact, every year many older Americans become victims of financial mistreatment.  A recent article in the New York Times…
  • Apr 4

    Nursing Home Inspectors “Rushed” Investigations in Los Angeles County

    Nursing Home Inspectors “Rushed” Investigations in Los Angeles County
    As many California residents know, our state has made national news over the last year for concerns about nursing home negligence and nursing home abuse.  A recent article in the Sacramento Bee reported that Los Angeles County…
Rank this Week: 908

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/
  • Apr 11

    CMS Publishes Self-Administration Toolkit

    CMS Publishes Self-Administration Toolkit
    On April 11, 2014, CMS added an entire subsection to its WCMSA website for self-administration help. In the agency’s usual overreaching style, it has created requirements that are not supported by any law or regulation. While many of…
  • Apr 4

    Zohydro ER – The New Actiq

    Zohydro ER – The New Actiq
    Yesterday MEDVAL did its first MSA evaluation for a California applicant taking Zohydo ER. We were genuinely shocked as this drug was not even expected to hit the market until March so we didn’t really anticipate seeing it included in…
  • Mar 24

    Louisiana Attorneys Seek MSA Seed Money as Fee

    Louisiana Attorneys Seek MSA Seed Money as Fee
    On March 19, 2014, the Court of Appeal of Louisiana affirmed an OWC ruling denying two attorneys a request for their fee. While attorneys are frequently criticized for the amounts they take from settlements, no one expects them to work for…
Rank this Week: 992

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: 1083

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/
  • Apr 16

    New hybrid policies may be good alternative to traditional long-term care insurance

    New hybrid policies may be good alternative to traditional long-term care insurance
    In March I gave tips for preventing or resolving the difficulties that may arise when trying to collect benefits from older, traditional long-term care insurance policies. In this post I describe the new "hybrid" long-term care…
  • Apr 15

    V.A. Aid and Attendance lookback fails in Senate

    V.A. Aid and Attendance lookback fails in Senate
    Senate Bill 1982, which among other measures would have created a three-year asset look-back for veterans applying for Veterans Aid and Attendance benefits, has failed in the Senate.   Veterans Aid and Attendance is a type of improved…
  • Apr 15

    In March I gave tips for preventing or…

    In March I gave tips for preventing or resolving the difficulties that may arise when trying to collect benefits from older, traditional long-term care insurance policies. In this post I describe the new "hybrid" long-term care…
Rank this Week: 1171

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/
  • Apr 16

    When To Shut Down The Pacemaker

    When To Shut Down The Pacemaker
    If you have a pacemaker make sure you discuss this with your legal advisor and ensure proper authority is given to them to make decisions regarding the pacemaker on your behalf should you be unable to do so.
  • Apr 14

    Planning For The Final Chapter

    Planning For The Final Chapter
    Simply setting goals in life without a plan to accomplish them may not be enough.
  • Apr 11

    End-Of-Life Planning - Four Must-Have Document

    End-Of-Life Planning - Four Must-Have Document
    There are several essential legal documents that every adult should have in place so that a person will have the legal right to take care of you when the need may arise.
Rank this Week: 1200

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/
  • Mar 14

    New Blood Test Predicts Development of Alzheimer'

    New Blood Test Predicts Development of Alzheimer'
    Alzheimer’s can be a devastating illness that we see in many of our cases.  Good news from the front against this disease is that a new blood test was developed that can accurately predict the development of the disease. …
  • Mar 13

    Arkansas Judge gets donations from Nursing home industry

    Arkansas Judge gets donations from Nursing home industry
    QuickPost | System Overview | LexBlog Publishing Platform As can be seen from the blog-post below, it is alleged that on the same day that he dramatically reduced a jury's award to the victim of nursing home abuse, the judge received an…
  • Feb 20

    New Study Illustrates Problems with Sedentary Lifestyle

    New Study Illustrates Problems with Sedentary Lifestyle
    If you’re over 60, the next time someone tells you to “take a hike” it might not be a bad idea.    A new study shows how problematic a sedentary lifestyle can be.  The study found that adults over the age…
Rank this Week: 1211

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/
  • Apr 17

    Report: Mandatory Managed Care in New York May Lead to Poor Care in Nursing Home

    Report: Mandatory Managed Care in New York May Lead to Poor Care in Nursing Home
    According to a 2013 study conducted by The Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC), an organization dedicated to improving nursing home care in New York, the state's new Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) policy may reduce the overall quality…
  • Apr 17

    Deceased Nursing Home Owner's Estate Pays NY State Over $2M in Medicaid Fraud Case

    Deceased Nursing Home Owner's Estate Pays NY State Over $2M in Medicaid Fraud Case
    The estate of Helen Sieger, the former deceased owner of the 400-bed Kingsbridge Heights Rehabilitation and Care Center in the Bronx, New York reached a $2.5 million settlement in June 2013 with the Attorney General's office for defrauding…
  • Apr 17

    Investigators: Rochester Home Health Agency Fraudulently Billed Medicaid for $2.5 Million

    Investigators: Rochester Home Health Agency Fraudulently Billed Medicaid for $2.5 Million
    The New York State Attorney General's office and Home Health Care of Rochester (HCR), which employs 600 people, reached a $2.5 million settlement in January 2014 after investigators from the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) discovered that…
Rank this Week: 1227

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: 1257

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: 1468

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    The 7 Major Dangers of Poor Estate Planning

    The 7 Major Dangers of Poor Estate Planning
    Do you know the dangers of not having a solid estate plan in place for your family? Join us as Parman & Easterday attorney Blaine Peterson explains the 7 major dangers of poor estate planning and what you can do to avoid the pitfalls. To…
  • Apr 14

    Is Probate Always Required?

    Is Probate Always Required?
    Your estate may be subject to the probate process if you do not take steps to avoid it. Most people use a last will to express their final wishes with regard to the distribution of their remaining financial assets. Unless certain…
  • Apr 11

    Should I Have a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care?

    Should I Have a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care?
    Your estate plan is obviously going to facilitate the transfer of your financial resources after you die. However, a comprehensive, holistic plan should also address the contingencies that you may face before you pass away. This having been…
Rank this Week: 1492

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/
  • Mar 3

    Study: Daughters Provide More Basic Care

    Study: Daughters Provide More Basic Care
    This is something that I have observed with my own clients over the past 16+ years, but this is the first study that has backed it up with statistics: daughters of the elderly tend to provide the hands-on basic care....
  • Feb 17

    Shocker: You May NOT Need a Living Trust

    Shocker: You May NOT Need a Living Trust
    Today's take-home lesson: In Connecticut, the only genuine benefit of a revocable living trust is probate avoidance. To be fair, I will also mention that there is a privacy benefit as well; living trusts generally do not become public…
  • Feb 16

    Strategic Planning and the Glastonbury Chamber

    Strategic Planning and the Glastonbury Chamber
    I recently wrapped up my two-year stint as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce, capping off many enjoyable years as a member of the Chamber's leadership. Here I am sharing my thoughts on long-term...
Rank this Week: 1508

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/blog/
  • Jan 8

    Downton Abbey Demonstrates Importance of Estate Planning

    Downton Abbey Demonstrates Importance of Estate Planning
    The Season 4 premiere of Downton Abbey aired in the U.S. this week on PBS. (The series is produced in England and Season 4 aired in the U.K. in 2013.) Downton Abbey is a series about a fictional aristocratic family living on an estate in the…
  • Jan 6

    Role Reversal: Discussing Estate Planning With Aging Parent

    Role Reversal: Discussing Estate Planning With Aging Parent
    The parent-child relationship is pretty well defined. Children generally don’t advise their parents. It’s the other way around. However, this dynamic can shift as parents get older and children become adults. This becomes…
  • Jan 3

    7 Tactics for Improving Your Law Firm’s Local Search Ranking

    7 Tactics for Improving Your Law Firm’s Local Search Ranking
    According to Google, 97% of consumers search online for local businesses. As an attorney looking for local clients, local SEO should be part of your online marketing strategy. When your prospects perform an online search, the results are…
Rank this Week: 1554

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
  • Apr 16

    Nip Inheritance Feuds In The Bud

    Nip Inheritance Feuds In The Bud
    Fighting over money, stocks or other valuable assets is common among family members after a relative dies. But the most heated, knock down, drag out fights are often over worthless trinkets. Go figure. At least half of lawsuits over…
  • Apr 9

    Long Term Care Insurance Pitfall

    Long Term Care Insurance Pitfall
    Watch out when shopping for long term care insurance. Long term care costs are out of sight and can fast erase one’s savings, so many boomers are now seeking to buy long term care insurance. But what are they buying? It can be…
  • Apr 2

    Discuss Finances Before The Wedding Day

    Discuss Finances Before The Wedding Day
    Planning a wedding anytime soon? Then there are many things to think about. But one of the key issues that should be on your mind is finances. It may not be romantic, but you must talk about money with your future spouse. Discussing finances…
Rank this Week: 1631

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: 1660

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/
Rank this Week: 1684

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…
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New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    The Mickey Rooney Example: Be Clear About Funeral & Burial Plan

    The Mickey Rooney Example: Be Clear About Funeral & Burial Plan
    Legendary actor Mickey Rooney died earlier this month at the age of 93. Over the later course of his life, Rooney offered many important lessons related to elder law estate planning. For one thing, he was a vocal advocate against senior…
  • Apr 15

    Science of the Brain & Elder Financial Exploitation

    Science of the Brain & Elder Financial Exploitation
    Advances in brain research are shedding new light on how our minds function. This includes understanding how we process decisions related to finances as well as how our decision-making changes as we age. Taken together, the new knowledge…
  • Apr 10

    New Report Explores State of Medicaid Following Affordable Care Act

    New Report Explores State of Medicaid Following Affordable Care Act
    As the first wave of healthcare insurance enrollment ends as part of the Affordable Care Act, observers are quick to comment on the changes enacted by the law. In addition to millions who took advantage of insurance sold in private…
Rank this Week: 1723

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: 1744

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: 1914

Aging & Law in West Virginia

Aging & Law in West Virginia

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

http://seniorlegalaid.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 4

    It's legal to write your own will, but here's how it can go terribly wrong

    It's legal to write your own will, but here's how it can go terribly wrong
    Plenty of WV seniors call WVSLA to ask if it's legal to handwrite your own will. The short answer is yes, it is. But if the reason you are writing your own will is to make sure your estate is distributed a different way than the law would if…
  • Apr 3

    HHS announces important Medicare information for people in same-sex marriage

    HHS announces important Medicare information for people in same-sex marriage
    Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the Social Security Administration (SSA) is now able to process requests for Medicare Part A and Part B Special Enrollment Periods, and reductions in Part B and premium…
  • Apr 2

    Congress extends QI program again

    Congress extends QI program again
    On March 31 Congress voted to extend the sunsetting Qualified Individual Medicaid Program (QI) for one more year. QI uses Medicaid funds to pay the Part B premium for Medicare beneficiaries whose incomes are between 120% and 135% of poverty…
Rank this Week: 2025

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: 2218

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    Medical Malpractice: Everything You Need to Know about the Dangers and Your Right

    Medical Malpractice: Everything You Need to Know about the Dangers and Your Right
    The world can sometimes be a dangerous place, and injuries and illness sometimes strike when you least expect them. But thanks to advances in medical science, many conditions can be addressed safely and effectively. As a result, people…
  • Apr 16

    Living the Snowbird Lifestyle

    Living the Snowbird Lifestyle
    This article is from Sarah Kelly, a retired nurse, RV fanatic, and Twitter pro. If you need a good reason to go south for the winter (or spring even!), look at Michigan’s average January temperature. At 12 degrees, the state is…
  • Apr 15

    What Happens After Filing for Bankruptcy?

    What Happens After Filing for Bankruptcy?
    If you are stressed due to high levels of debt, it may be in your best interest to file for bankruptcy. A bankruptcy attorney can work with you to assess the options available that can help you deal with debt. … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 2259

Vandrew Law Blog

Vandrew Law Blog

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

http://vandrew.com/
  • Mar 8

    Trust Protectors: Keeping Things Flexible

    Trust Protectors: Keeping Things Flexible
    As mentioned in a prior post, nowadays many of my clients choose to leave assets to their loved ones in a Bloodline (a/k/a Dynasty) Trust. As mentioned in that prior post, leaving an inheritance this way has tax benefits and also protects the…
  • Jan 6

    Dynasty Trusts & Bloodline Trusts: Getting a Basis Step-Up

    Dynasty Trusts & Bloodline Trusts: Getting a Basis Step-Up
    In a prior post, I spoke about many of the benefits of establishing a Dynasty Trust (also called a Bloodline Trust) for your children’s inheritances. You can reread the original post to learn of the major benefits, but in summary they…
  • Dec 21

    Happy Holiday

    Happy Holiday
    This is just a short post to say Happy Holidays to all friends and clients of the firm. We look forward to serving you in the New Year!
Rank this Week: 2264

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: 2281

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: 2350

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: 2366

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: 2400

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Apr 16

    Free, Open-Source, and Possibly Risky

    Free, Open-Source, and Possibly Risky
    Once an exception, the use of free and open-source software (FOSS) in commercial software products has become the rule. FOSS is particularly attractive to resource-strapped companies looking to avoid high software development costs or…
  • Apr 14

    Are Parents Required to Pay for College?

    Are Parents Required to Pay for College?
    The following is a guest blog post by Maggie LaBranch, a solo practitioner located in San Jose, California. Her passion in law shines in making personal connections and building relationships in her family law and trusts and estates…
  • Apr 11

    Mini Opening for Voir Dire

    Mini Opening for Voir Dire
    As they say, never miss a chance to make a good first impression. If the judge permits it, take the opportunity to address prospective jurors before the oral questioning phase of the voir dire has begun. There are many advantages to the…
Rank this Week: 2500

Duffy Law Office

Duffy Law Office

Covers estate planning and elder law in Iowa.

http://www.duffylawoffice.com/blog/
  • Apr 8

    Senior Star at Elmore Place Offers Virtual Dimentia Tour to Duffy Law Office

    Senior Star at Elmore Place Offers Virtual Dimentia Tour to Duffy Law Office
    Senior Star at Elmore Place Offers Virtual Dementia Tour® for the Community Duffy Law Office is first group in Quad Cities to participate    DAVENPORT, IA (April 10, 2014) – Senior Star at Elmore Place, one of the…
  • Apr 3

    What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of a Guardianship?

    What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of a Guardianship?
    A guardianship hearing can be convened when interested parties feel as though an adult has become incapacitated and unable to handle his or her own affairs.  Clearly, if you were to recognize that someone that you love was in need of…
  • Mar 27

    What Are the Disadvantages of a Medicaid Trust?

    What Are the Disadvantages of a Medicaid Trust?
    Medicaid is a need-based,  jointly administered federal/state government health insurance program. It is potentially available to people of all ages. Medicare is another government health insurance program, but it is not based on…
Rank this Week: 2527

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

http://www.cheryldavid.com/blog/
  • Apr 7

    Portability, Estate Taxes, and Your Estate Plan

    Portability, Estate Taxes, and Your Estate Plan
    Some people in the Greensboro, North Carolina area who begin estate planning often worry about the estate tax. The federal estate tax applies to the property left behind by people who die. However, the estate tax, sometimes referred to as the…
  • Apr 2

    You Already Have an Estate Plan, Whether You Want it or Not

    You Already Have an Estate Plan, Whether You Want it or Not
    One of the facts that people who first visit an estate planning attorney are sometimes surprised to find out is that they already have an effective estate plan in place. The estate planning process is about making decisions. Those decisions…
  • Mar 25

    Last Will Tip Sheet

    Last Will Tip Sheet
    People who develop an estate plan in the Greensboro, North Carolina area will almost always include a last will and testament as a part of their plan. The process of creating a will is relatively straightforward. While your estate planning…
Rank this Week: 2557

Swinton Elder Law & Family…

Swinton Elder Law & Family Protection Blog

Covers New Jersey estate planning and elder law issues. By Daniel S. Swinton.

http://swintonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 7

    Policy Experts Agree: The U.S. System for…

    Policy Experts Agree: The U.S. System for Financing Long-Term Care is CrumblingAccording to Forbes.com:  "America’s system for financing long-term care is failing, and the window for creating a payment system that works is rapidly…
  • Jul 12

    Bankruptcy Trustee Is Entitled to Funds…

    Bankruptcy Trustee Is Entitled to Funds Transferred in Order to Qualify for MedicaidThe following article serves as a warning about do-it-yourself estate planning.  An effective technique of protecting assets from nursing homes and long…
  • Sep 27

    How Gifts Can Affect Medicaid Eligibility

    How Gifts Can Affect Medicaid Eligibility
    . We’ve all heard that it’s better to give than to receive, but if you think you might someday want to apply for Medicaid long-term care benefits, you need to be careful because giving away money or property can interfere with your…
Rank this Week: 2662