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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/
  • Dec 21

    “Carefully orchestrated sham transaction”

    “Carefully orchestrated sham transaction”
    Bloomberg reported that the bankruptcy judge in the Fundamental Long Term Care Holdings, Inc. bankruptcy stated that Fundamental Long Term Care Holdings LLC’s owners engaged in a “carefully orchestrated sham transaction” by…
  • Dec 20

    Video Footage Provides Family with Answer

    Video Footage Provides Family with Answer
    Lisa Lopez says she would never have known exactly what happened to her mother without the video footage provided by a camera in her nursing home. She found her mother with multiple broken bones, including a broken hip, some time after the…
  • Dec 19

    No More Wire Hangers…

    No More Wire Hangers…
    The New York Post reported that NY Attorney General’s office is investigating a suspicious event which occurred in a Queens area nursing home. Robert Brogan was a patient suffering from dementia when he was injured on two separate…
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/
  • Dec 20

    Elder-Against-Elder Abuse Draws Attention

    Elder-Against-Elder Abuse Draws Attention
    Approximately a million and a half elderly Americans reside in nursing homes across the country. Unfortunately they sometimes encounter harsh abuse or unconscionable neglect at the hands of nursing home aides, nurses and other staffers, and…
  • Dec 18

    Mental Abuse Appears Prevalent Across Mental Facilitie

    Mental Abuse Appears Prevalent Across Mental Facilitie
    Recently, The Chicago Tribune published multiple articles about the abuse of children in state facilities. If you or a loved one has suffered neglect or abuse in an Illinois facility please contact one of our experienced attorneys. Click here…
  • Dec 17

    Nursing Home Quality Assessment Expected to Improve by 2016

    Nursing Home Quality Assessment Expected to Improve by 2016
    A recent study by Families for Better Care revealed that Illinois ranks as the eighth-worst in the nation for nursing home care, reflecting particularly low levels of staffing per patient. Especially given an expected “silver…
Rank this Week: 164

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Dec 20

    "Smart Talk" about Guardianships, POAs, Elder Abuse & Access to Justice in the Court

    "Smart Talk" about Guardianships, POAs, Elder Abuse & Access to Justice in the Court
    Here is a link to a podcast for a Smart Talk program from WITF Public Radio, where Zygmont Pines, Esq., Court Administrator for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and I were invited to talk about quite a few "hot" topics from...
  • Dec 19

    Is Your Job Good for Your Brain?

    Is Your Job Good for Your Brain?
    The journal Neurology, ran an article about a recent study on the impact occupations have on workers' brains. Occupational complexity and lifetime cognitive abilities opens with a recognition that "[t]here is a growing body of research…
  • Dec 19

    Looking for a Movie or Book this Season? Don't Shy Away From These....

    Looking for a Movie or Book this Season? Don't Shy Away From These....
    New York Times Op-Ed Columnist Frank Bruni recalls his own reluctance to confront the realities of Alzheimer's, offering a touching account of his own grandmother many years ago, whose condition caused him to turn away. But as he also…
Rank this Week: 180

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 10

    Estate Planning for Out-of-State Property

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

    Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection

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

    Florida Probate Intake form

    Florida Probate Intake form
    Many of our clients have asked us to put our Florida Probate Intake form online so that they can easily download it. You can download the Florida Probate Intake form with the following link: Probate Intake Form.pdf
Rank this Week: 215

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/
  • Dec 13

    20 Free Tax Secrets for Canadian

    20 Free Tax Secrets for Canadian
    I'm about to download this free book called "20 Free Tax Secrets for Canadians" by Allan Madan, and I thought it might be of interest to some of you readers as well. If so, click here to read more about this book and/or download it.…
  • Dec 11

    Updated table of intestacy for Alberta Probate Kit

    Updated table of intestacy for Alberta Probate Kit
    Those of you who are using my book, The Alberta Probate and Administration Kit, are probably aware that parts of it needed updating because of changes to the law since the book came out. One of the things that needed updating is the table…
  • Dec 8

    The executor is going to sell an asset and give the proceeds to non-beneficiaries. What do I do?

    The executor is going to sell an asset and give the proceeds to non-beneficiaries. What do I do?
    What would you do if, while waiting to receive your inheritance, you found out that the executor planned to sell an asset and give the money to someone who isn't a beneficiary? A reader who is in that situation wrote to me recently. His…
Rank this Week: 235

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/
  • Dec 17

    Nursing Home Workers Must Be Prepared to Clear Blocked Feeding Tube

    Nursing Home Workers Must Be Prepared to Clear Blocked Feeding Tube
    Serious complications can arise when nursing home workers do not effectively clear clogged feeding tubes inserted into the stomach or small intestine of their patients. For many elderly individuals, feeding tubes offer significant benefits as…
  • Dec 10

    New Law Allows Families To Make Complaints About Illinois Nursing Home

    New Law Allows Families To Make Complaints About Illinois Nursing Home
    According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, numerous elderly members of society suffer from physical, emotional, mental and verbal abuse every year. The NCEA posts statistics on elder abuse that are readily available to the public. The…
  • Dec 3

    Nutrition Overlooked When Caring For Bed Sore Patient

    Nutrition Overlooked When Caring For Bed Sore Patient
    Elder abuse is a widespread issue in American society. Unfortunately, nursing homes often sacrifice the care of senior citizens in their quest to become profitable entities. Even more unfortunate is the fact that abuse is often an…
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: 457

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/
  • Dec 13

    Pasadena Courthouse

    Pasadena Courthouse
    I took this photograph of the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Pasadena Court last March.
  • Dec 6

    Fraud on the Power: TLC The Land Conservancy of British Columbia v. The University of British Columbia

    Fraud on the Power: TLC The Land Conservancy of British Columbia v. The University of British Columbia
    In her will, dated February 15, 2007, Jessie Binning, expressed the hope that her home, designed by her late husband, architect and artist, Bertram Charles Binning, would be preserved as a historic site.  Specifically, her will…
  • Nov 29

    Re Mulgave School Foundation

    Re Mulgave School Foundation
    If you make a large gift to a charity, you may have a specific purpose in mind, such as buying equipment for a hospital, building a new church, or funding scholarships in the Faculty of Engineering. Whatever you have in mind, consider whether…
Rank this Week: 460

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: 501

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/
  • Dec 19

    Idaho Estate Planning - Secret Lives Always Complicate Thing

    Idaho Estate Planning - Secret Lives Always Complicate Thing
    No one — not Florida investigators, court officials, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections or the FBI — ever notified the surviving relatives of Cydzik's victim in the Brookfield fatal robbery. Only this year — by chance and Facebook…
  • Dec 18

    Idaho Estate Planning - Minimizing Conflict Between Trustee

    Idaho Estate Planning - Minimizing Conflict Between Trustee
    People often fight over trusts for a wide variety of reasons. One of the most frequent conflicts over trusts occurs when the trustee and the beneficiaries do not see eye to eye.
  • Dec 17

    Idaho Estate Planning - Even If You're Single You Need A Plan

    Idaho Estate Planning - Even If You're Single You Need A Plan
    Much of the talk about estate planning is often centered around married couples with children. This leads some single people to think that estate plans are not necessary for them. However, estate planning can be even more important for…
Rank this Week: 694

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/
  • Dec 8

    Nursing Homes Sued for Overmedicating, Defrauding Medicaid

    Nursing Homes Sued for Overmedicating, Defrauding Medicaid
    The New Mexico attorney general recently filed a lawsuit against one of the country's largest nursing home chains, Preferred Care Partners Management Group, for defrauding Medicaid and causing the neglect and mistreatment of residents.…
  • Dec 8

    Nursing Homes Sued for Overmedicating, Defrauding Medicaid

    Nursing Homes Sued for Overmedicating, Defrauding Medicaid
    The New Mexico attorney general recently filed a lawsuit against one of the country's largest nursing home chains, Preferred Care Partners Management Group, for defrauding Medicaid and causing the neglect and mistreatment of residents.…
  • Nov 17

    Country's Worst Nursing Homes Receive Federal Insurance

    Country's Worst Nursing Homes Receive Federal Insurance
    The Center for Public Integrity recently revealed that hundreds of the country's lowest-rated nursing homes are receiving federally-backed, guaranteed mortgages. This assistance is worth billions of dollars, so why is it being given to…
Rank this Week: 707

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: 752

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary…

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary Law Blog

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

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

    PA Bar Assn approves Orphans' Court Mediation Project

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

    Philadelphia Court Upholds Stephen Girard's Intention

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

    PA POA Reform legislation on Governor's Desk

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

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

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

http://www.medval.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 868

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/
  • Dec 2

    What’s the Difference Between a Will and a Trust?

    What’s the Difference Between a Will and a Trust?
    By Chris Meyer Many people think that Wills and Trusts are the same thing. Nothing could be further from the truth. While there are similarities, there are some very important differences. A Will is a very basic document that simply expresses…
  • Nov 13

    Will you get an IRA penalty this year?

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

    Veterans Day 2014

    Veterans Day 2014
    By Jessica LoPiccolo Veterans Day is a day of celebration to honor America’s Veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. The holiday is observed on November 11th every…
Rank this Week: 885

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/
  • Dec 19

    Rising Number of Falls and Dangerous Injuries Among the Elderly

    Rising Number of Falls and Dangerous Injuries Among the Elderly
    For elderly adults who live on their own or in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, falls can result in serious and life-threatening injuries. While falls are not the result of elder abuse, they can occur when there is a clear issue…
  • Dec 12

    Elders Abusing Elders in Nursing Home

    Elders Abusing Elders in Nursing Home
    When we think about nursing home abuse and neglect, most of us imagine a scenario in which a healthcare professional or nursing home employee mistreats an elderly resident. However, a recent study conducted by Cornell University Weill Medical…
  • Dec 3

    Elder Abuse is an Underreported Crime

    Elder Abuse is an Underreported Crime
    Statistics in Southern California suggest that elder abuse is an extremely underreported crime, which means that many older adults suffer injuries while their abuses go unpunished. A recent article in the Los Angeles Daily News reported that…
Rank this Week: 926

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: 1117

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: 1159

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/
  • Dec 21

    Florida Medicaid eligibility criteria changes for 2015

    Florida Medicaid eligibility criteria changes for 2015
    Effective January 1, 2015, changes occur to several eligibility criteria for Florida Medicaid benefits for long-term care costs. A summary of the changes: Asset cap for the community (well) spouse: The well spouse is entitled to retain up…
  • Dec 20

    Good news for military families with a disabled child: Survivor Benefit Plan funds may now be left to Special Needs Trust

    Good news for military families with a disabled child: Survivor Benefit Plan funds may now be left to Special Needs Trust
    Congress has given military families and their disabled children an early holiday gift. Under the recently passed 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, servicemen and women now can name a Special Needs Trust as beneficiary of their…
  • Dec 18

    Make sure your tax-deductible donations do the most good

    Make sure your tax-deductible donations do the most good
    Are you thinking about making gifts to a charity as the year comes to a close? Remember, not every "charity" is equally charitable. Even legitimate organizations differ widely in the percentage of dollars devoted to administrative…
Rank this Week: 1184

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorknursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1201

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/
  • Dec 19

    Caregiving for Loved Ones, Without Family Feud

    Caregiving for Loved Ones, Without Family Feud
    Being a caregiver of an elderly loved one can be hard work, and it is important to have thoughtful and detailed discussions among all the family members to ensure participation and harmony when providing such care.
  • Dec 17

    Happy New Year? Not So Fast, Be Sure to Get Your Finances in Order First!

    Happy New Year? Not So Fast, Be Sure to Get Your Finances in Order First!
    Set a goal before New Years to organize your life, finances, and estate planning before the holidays are over.
  • Dec 15

    Are Online Estate Planning Forms Worth the Risk?

    Are Online Estate Planning Forms Worth the Risk?
    Online estate planning forms may be cheap, however, be wary. You often get what you pay for, and if not properly prepared, they can cost you and your estate more in the long run.
Rank this Week: 1223

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/
  • Dec 12

    Rating the Nursing Homes in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

    Rating the Nursing Homes in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
    The official U.S. government website for Medicare provides a tool that allows consumers to compare information about nursing homes. It is called Nursing Home Compare, and contains quality-of-care information on every Medicare- and…
  • Dec 10

    The True Cost of Anti-Psychotics and Tort “Reform”

    The True Cost of Anti-Psychotics and Tort “Reform”
    A recent series of disturbing stories by NPR report finding with objective data what many of us practitioners know already – that in many substandard facilities residents are over medicated with sometimes dangerous medications just to…
  • Dec 4

    Non-Disparagement Clauses: Buying the Silence of Guardian

    Non-Disparagement Clauses: Buying the Silence of Guardian
    I’ve noticed in my practice a dangerous and burgeoning phenomenon. That is, the emergence of non-disparagement clauses for people who know the dangerous secrets of the worst of the worst long-term care facilities. I am finding that the…
Rank this Week: 1228

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: 1259

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 18

    What is a Special Needs Trust in Oklahoma

    What is a Special Needs Trust in Oklahoma
    What is a Special Needs Trust in Oklahoma from Larry Parman   When you are planning your estate, you have options. It is important to understand the facts so you don’t make any mistakes. Learn more about special needs trust in…
  • Dec 18

    Understanding Estate Planning – Understanding Probate

    Understanding Estate Planning – Understanding Probate
    In this week’s blog post in our understanding estate planning series, we are going to focus on understanding probate. Specifically, we are going to ask what probate is, why it matters, and how it will play a role in the estate…
  • Dec 17

    Should I Have a Durable Power of Attorney in Oklahoma?

    Should I Have a Durable Power of Attorney in Oklahoma?
    Should I Have a Durable Power of Attorney? from Larry Parman With a power of attorney, you name someone who can act on your behalf. Someone of your own choosing will be empowered to act for you if you become incapacitated. Learn more about…
Rank this Week: 1527

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: 1528

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Dec 19

    Dear Past, Thank You for the Lessons…

    Dear Past, Thank You for the Lessons…
    Tis the season when you hear people making the same old resolutions… “Next year I will lose ten pounds, next year I will call my mother more, next year…” This time, instead of forcing yourself to make vague…
  • Dec 17

    Giving for the Holiday

    Giving for the Holiday
    The holiday season is a traditional time for giving. It is also a traditional time for doing more substantial estate planning. Gifts of a “present interest” of up to $14,000 are excluded and need not be reported on a gift tax…
  • Dec 15

    Client Tip: “Prime the Pump” at the Holiday

    Client Tip: “Prime the Pump” at the Holiday
    I’ve talked for a few years about Thanksgiving as an opportune window for clients to talk with loved ones about their health care wishes and goals. For 2014, this ship has (obviously) sailed. But the December holiday season still…
Rank this Week: 1569

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
  • Dec 17

    Joan Rivers’ Unusual Estate Planning Move

    Joan Rivers’ Unusual Estate Planning Move
    Comedienne Joan Rivers, who passed away in September at age 81, had an unusual estate planning strategy. View image | gettyimages.com Her will shows she sought to reduce her tax burden by claiming residency in one state and being based in…
  • Dec 10

    Estate Planning For Singles Is Different

    Estate Planning For Singles Is Different
    The ranks of those who are single are growing by leaps and bounds. Today, about half of Americans are single, compared to just one-third in 1970. Singles, however, have some unique challenges when it comes to estate planning. #450772249 /…
  • Dec 3

    Care At The End Of Life

    Care At The End Of Life
    A huge issue is how people can obtain the best possible care – and the care they want — at or near the end of life. #175139384 / gettyimages.com An editorial in the New York Times describes the ordeal a New York City woman went…
Rank this Week: 1571

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: 1674

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: 1679

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 12

    Efforts to Decrease Levels of Elder Financial Abuse

    Efforts to Decrease Levels of Elder Financial Abuse
    According to Kiplinger's, elder financial abuse has been named the "crime of the 21st century," and according to a new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, as many as twenty percent of America's elderly population may be…
  • Dec 9

    Developing Efforts to Curb Elderly Addiction

    Developing Efforts to Curb Elderly Addiction
    The increase in the number of elderly Baby Boomers has also meant an increase in the number of seniors abusing medication, other drugs, and alcohol. There are many delicate issues that arise in treating the elderly for addiction. However,…
  • Dec 5

    Focusing on the Caregiver: Seeing the Invisible Patient

    Focusing on the Caregiver: Seeing the Invisible Patient
    Very few caregivers are ever asked by their loved one's doctors or other professionals how they are coping with the care of another. Questions like whether the caregiver is eating properly, exercising, sleeping enough, become depressed, or…
Rank this Week: 1701

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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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: 1753

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: 1919

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/
  • Dec 4

    West Virginians, do you have input about the future of senior services?

    West Virginians, do you have input about the future of senior services?
    The WV Bureau of Senior Services is planning for the future and interested in your input. Survey here https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8YDNYPF
  • Nov 25

    Silver Alert issued for Belington woman

    Silver Alert issued for Belington woman
    The Barbour County Sheriff's Department has issued a silver alert for a Belington woman. Valerie Kay Robinson, 57, of Belington was last seen at 5:30 p.m. at her residences on Centre Street in Belington. Robinson suffers from bipolar…
  • Oct 31

    Public hearings on 17% rate increases for WV electric customer

    Public hearings on 17% rate increases for WV electric customer
    West Virginians served by Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power, American Electric Power’s (AEP) operating electric utility providers in the Mountain State can attend a series of upcoming public hearings, as the Public Service Commission of…
Rank this Week: 2038

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: 2048

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 19

    Four Hobbies That Are Ideal for the Retirement Year

    Four Hobbies That Are Ideal for the Retirement Year
    When you were busy raising a family and working, it probably seemed like you hardly ever had much time for personal hobbies. While you might have dabbled here or there in scrapbooking, genealogy or gardening, most of your time was ……
  • Dec 18

    Pre-Nuptial Arrangements: Five Things You Need to Think About

    Pre-Nuptial Arrangements: Five Things You Need to Think About
    Toying with the idea of getting a prenup, even when you’re blissfully happy at the moment? According to Thomas A Corletta, an attorney in Rochester, NY, prenups are quickly growing in popularity. Why? Primarily, for the protection of…
  • Dec 17

    Congress Passes ABLE Act 

    Congress Passes ABLE Act 
    Congress passed the ABLE Act today, which creates tax-favored accounts for children and adults whose disability occurred before age 26. The ABLE Act allows these tax-favored accounts to receive up to the annual gift tax exemption…
Rank this Week: 2149

Vandrew Law Blog

Vandrew Law Blog

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

http://vandrew.com/
  • Dec 7

    Happy Holidays!

    Happy Holidays!
    This is just a quick blog post to wish everyone a Happy Holiday season! I look forward to working with all of my you on a happy, healthy, and productive new year.
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2242

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: 2311

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…
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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: 2388

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: 2439

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
  • Dec 19

    New Year, New Laws for Employment Lawyer

    New Year, New Laws for Employment Lawyer
    The following is a guest blog post by Tyler M. Paetkau, a partner with Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau in Redwood City. Tyler represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He’s a frequent author and speaker on labor and…
  • Dec 17

    Dead Man “Kwoking”: Estate Planning Property Transfers Can Trigger Title Insurance Nightmare

    Dead Man “Kwoking”: Estate Planning Property Transfers Can Trigger Title Insurance Nightmare
    Estate planning attorneys regularly advise their clients about the tax and other advantages of transferring real property to irrevocable trusts or similar estate planning vehicles. But they may not consider the potentially disastrous title…
  • Dec 15

    Give the Reporter a Hand to Get a Clean Depo Transcript

    Give the Reporter a Hand to Get a Clean Depo Transcript
    When you’re taking a deposition, you know that ensuring a complete and accurate record is vital. So don’t take the person who’s dutifully taking down the proceedings for granted: Assisting the court reporter is not only…
Rank this Week: 2444

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
  • Dec 17

    2014 Tax Extender Bill Passed By Congre

    2014 Tax Extender Bill Passed By Congre
    Kelly Phillips Erb, writing for Forbes: With just over two weeks left in the 2014 calendar year, the Senate finally made up its mind about the tax extenders bill. The bill, which extends the life of a number of tax breaks through 2014,…
  • Nov 20

    What Is A Business Plan?

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

    Business Structures: The Facts & Figure

    Business Structures: The Facts &amp; Figure
    Although there a lots of very important questions that a business owner, or owners, must ask when starting a business, perhaps of one of the most important is: How should I legally structure my business? In general, there are three principal…
Rank this Week: 2472

Duffy Law Office

Duffy Law Office

Covers estate planning and elder law in Iowa.

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

    Why Is Incapacity Planning Important?

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

    Can Medicaid Take My Home?

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

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

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

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

http://www.cheryldavid.com/blog/
  • Nov 26

    Free Report: North Carolina Inheritance Planning

    Free Report: North Carolina Inheritance Planning
    Inheritance plans can also include a variety of other tools, such as revocable living trusts. They might also include testamentary trusts, transfer-on-death accounts, and even more complicated options. Your attorney will explain all these…
  • Nov 25

    Estate Planning for Seniors in North Carolina

    Estate Planning for Seniors in North Carolina
    Estate Planning for Seniors in North Carolina – from Cheryl David Elder law attorney will help you plan for the kind of care you might one day require. Learn more about Estate Planning for Seniors in North Carolina in this presentation.…
  • Nov 23

    Free Report: Power of Attorney in North Carolina – Part2

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