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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/
  • Jul 28

    Measuring Body Mass Index

    Measuring Body Mass Index
    The Mini Nutritional Assessment, a short questionnaire which is used to determine a resident’s nourishment, relies on body mass index to assess residents. However, for the elderly and those with underlying conditions such as dementia,…
  • Jul 27

    Lightening Strikes Golden Living Center

    Lightening Strikes Golden Living Center
    Fox11 reported that 41 residents of the Golden Living Center facility got an unwelcome surprise when a lightning strike caused a fire in the eastern ward. The home instituted emergency protocol and evacuated all of the residents. But the…
  • Jul 26

    Keeping active pays off in your 70s and 80

    Keeping active pays off in your 70s and 80
    Older people who undertake at least 25 minutes of moderate or vigorous exercise everyday–such as walking quickly, cycling or swimming– need fewer prescriptions and are less likely to be admitted to hospital in an emergency, new…
Rank this Week: 51

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/
  • Jul 19

    Trustees' Duty to Diversify Investment

    Trustees' Duty to Diversify Investment
    The British Columbia Court of Appeal removed a trustee for lending all of the trust funds in one trust to a related trust, finding that the investment was an improvident one. In reaching its decision in Miles v.Vince, 2014 BCCA 289, the Court…
  • Jul 12

    Davies Estate -- Evidence that Notice of Application of Estate Grant Given At Least 21 Days Before Submission Filed

    Davies Estate -- Evidence that Notice of Application of Estate Grant Given At Least 21 Days Before Submission Filed
    One of the changes in procedure in the new probate rules is that when you apply for an estate grant in British Columbia, you now have to give notice to beneficiaries and those who would be entitled to a share of the estate if the deceased had…
  • Jul 5

    Eckford v. Vanderwood

    Eckford v. Vanderwood
    A lot can happen between the time of the death of a spouse or parent and a trial of a wills variation claim. What happens if the court finds that the deceased’s made an adequate provision for his spouse at the time of death, but there…
Rank this Week: 75

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/
  • Jul 28

    Idaho Estate Planning - Family Business Succession

    Idaho Estate Planning - Family Business Succession
    Identifying a successor is the first step in the planning process. Many owners of family businesses turn to an adult child, a grandchild or other relative to take over the reins.
  • Jul 25

    Idaho Elder Law - Even Rhinestone Cowboys Need Care Planning

    Idaho Elder Law - Even Rhinestone Cowboys Need Care Planning
    [Glen Campbell's wife] Kim Campbell told The Associated Press in an email Thursday that the 78-year-old's Alzheimer's disease has progressed to the point that he needs access to medical care 24 hours a day.
  • Jul 24

    Idaho Estate Planning - Powers of Attorney

    Idaho Estate Planning - Powers of Attorney
    Generally, there are four types of powers of attorney, or POA.
Rank this Week: 178

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: 212

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/
  • Jul 20

    Casey Kasem: Top 40 countdown host's final countdown

    Casey Kasem: Top 40 countdown host's final countdown
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  • Jul 15

    Alzheimer's: a most poignant interview

    Alzheimer's: a most poignant interview
    Today on public radio, one of the most touching family stories I have ever heard about a family coping with Alzheimer's Disease. Kimberly Williams-Paisley, actress and wife of country singer Brad Paisley, discusses her family's journey after…
  • Jul 13

    Qualified plan longevity annuity hedges risk of outliving retirement saving

    Qualified plan longevity annuity hedges risk of outliving retirement saving
    Are you are concerned about running out of money before you run out of years? With longer lifespans, skyrocketing health costs, the demise of fixed pensions, and the looming Social Security crisis, everyone except the wealthiest are feeling…
Rank this Week: 338

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/
  • Jul 28

    Care Choices For Elderly Loved One

    Care Choices For Elderly Loved One
    The range of needs an elderly loved one may require can vary and change over time, therefore careful consideration must be taken when selecting the right kind of care in each situation.
  • Jul 25

    Passing On A Prized Collection To Your Heir

    Passing On A Prized Collection To Your Heir
    Estate planning can be daunting to think about, but it can be even more so when collections and collectibles are involved as they often create sentimental and emotional issues among family members.
  • Jul 23

    A Strategic Plan For Gifting

    A Strategic Plan For Gifting
    Gifting with a purpose and a plan can help strategically move family wealth from one generation to another.
Rank this Week: 537

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/
  • Jul 19

    July is Elder Awareness Month

    July is Elder Awareness Month
    We previously wrote in this space about two very important events to help raise awareness for adequate care for patients in nursing homes and long term care facilities. These two events were the Nursing Home Staffing Public Awareness…
  • Jul 18

    Another Sad Story - Abuse and Neglect at Illinois Nursing Home

    Another Sad Story - Abuse and Neglect at Illinois Nursing Home
    In another tale of unfortunate and sad happenings at nursing homes, a nursing home staffer working at a facility in Quincy, called Sycamore Healthcare, was arrested on allegations of beating a 64 year old patient at that facility. According…
  • Jul 16

    Gainesville Nursing Home CEO Settles Medicaid Fraud Charge

    Gainesville Nursing Home CEO Settles Medicaid Fraud Charge
    The federal government has made a concerted effort to weed out fraud committed by companies and individuals. A key tool in doing so has been the False Claims Act, which allows for the U.S. government, or individuals on behalf of and usually…
Rank this Week: 490

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/
  • Jun 30

    Memory Care Facilities Emerging Specialty In Senior Care Industry

    Memory Care Facilities Emerging Specialty In Senior Care Industry
    As work continues on a 23,000-square-foot memory care center in Weston Wisconsin, it is important to remember that this is just one of the many facilities currently being built throughout the country. Because of the increased number of people…
  • Jun 23

    Mealtimes Turn Dangerous In Senior Care Facilitie

    Mealtimes Turn Dangerous In Senior Care Facilitie
    The Rookery home in Walcott found out that mealtimes could in fact be dangerous – and in this case even fatal. Paul Relton had a specific care plan that specified that he required one-to-one supervision when he was eating. His food also…
  • Jun 16

    Reports From Nursing Home Inspections Frequently Lag Behind

    Reports From Nursing Home Inspections Frequently Lag Behind
    When Mary Chiu discovered the bedsores that her 85-year old mother was struggling with, she was shocked to say the least. Her mother suffered bedsores on her big toe, heel, left leg, and the one on her backside was deep enough to where it…
Rank this Week: 595

Vandrew Law Blog

Vandrew Law Blog

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

http://vandrew.com/
  • Jun 12

    Inherited IRAs held by Supreme Court NOT to be Asset Protected

    Inherited IRAs held by Supreme Court NOT to be Asset Protected
    Many of us in the estate planning field have been following Clark v. Rameker, a case regarding Inherited IRAs. Today, the US Supreme Court finally issued its opinion. This case involved a party (Ruth Heffron) declaring bankruptcy. One of the…
  • May 16

    Drafting Wills & Trusts: Class on June 4

    Drafting Wills &amp; Trusts: Class on June 4
    On Wednesday, June 4, I’ll be teaching a continuing education class on estate planning in Atlantic City for attorneys, CPAs, and CFPs. Credit will be given for all three professions. Follow the link below for more info and to register.…
  • Apr 25

    Joint Real Estate: Tax and Mortgage Deduction

    Joint Real Estate: Tax and Mortgage Deduction
    Joint ownership of real estate is very common (as is joint payment of mortgage interest and taxes). Normally, with married couples, the deductions relating to property taxes and mortgage interest for the property are taken on the…
Rank this Week: 574

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: 640

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/
  • Jul 28

    Matt Gurney: A heavy-hearted culling of the heirloom

    Matt Gurney: A heavy-hearted culling of the heirloom
    When the topic of personal and household possessions comes up in the context of an estate, it's usually a matter of who is going to get what. Often there is a scramble to make sure everyone gets his or her share of Mom's or Dad's possessions.…
  • Jul 26

    She told me I'd inherit the house but didn't say so in her will. Now what?

    She told me I'd inherit the house but didn't say so in her will. Now what?
    What if someone in your family promised that you would inherit her house, but then doesn't say so in her will? Is there anything that can be done? Does it make a difference that the other beneficiaries agree that you can have the house? This…
  • Jul 25

    Can an executor back away without personal liability if the job is too much?

    Can an executor back away without personal liability if the job is too much?
    If a person takes on the job of executor and finds that she can't handle it, can she back out? And if she does, will she incur personal liability? A reader asked me about this recently. As this situation is one that I hear about frequently, I…
Rank this Week: 1062

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/
  • Jul 28

    Preventive Treatments for Alzheimer'

    Preventive Treatments for Alzheimer'
    The July 15, 2014 issue of the Wall Street Journal ran an article by Shirley S. Wang, Alzheimer's Fight Zeroes in on Preventive Treatments. According to the article, researchers are now focusing on prevention or slowing down memory loss,…
  • Jul 28

    Highlights from the 17th Annual Elder Law Institute in Pennsylvania

    Highlights from the 17th Annual Elder Law Institute in Pennsylvania
    Recently a former law student who is considering a career change asked me about elder law, wanting to meet with me to discuss what is involved. I'm happy to chat any time with current and former students, especially about elder...
  • Jul 27

    New York CCRC Files for Reorganization in Bankruptcy Court

    New York CCRC Files for Reorganization in Bankruptcy Court
    The Amsterdam, also known as Amsterdam House at Harborside, has been marketed as the "first and only" life care community in Nassau County. It now also appears to be the first CCRC in that county -- and perhaps in the...
Rank this Week: 1343

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse

Features nursing home abuse updates, articles and resources. By McIver Brown Law Firm.

http://www.nursinghomeabuse.net/blog/
  • Jul 22

    Elderly Veteran Dies in Hospital – Elder Neglect Case

    Elderly Veteran Dies in Hospital – Elder Neglect Case
    A 93-year-old former WWII soldier who was diagnosed with a fatal brain tumor died after being neglected in a hospital in Kent, UK in June. Frank Foster, a veteran who served in the Second World War, was admitted to Tunbridge...Read MoreThe…
  • Jul 22

    Nursing Home Bookkeeper Guilty of Financial Elder Abuse

    Nursing Home Bookkeeper Guilty of Financial Elder Abuse
    An Alabama bookkeeper who worked at a nursing home in Conecuh County has been convicted of stealing money from vulnerable residents at the home. Mary K. Nowell from the town of Bon Secour south of Montgomery, Alabama pleaded guilty to...Read…
  • Jul 16

    Carer Suspended After Video Footage Confirms Nursing Home Abuse

    Carer Suspended After Video Footage Confirms Nursing Home Abuse
    A former nurse who died in May 2014 was the victim of nursing home abuse caught on secret video camera by her relatives. 92-year-old Bridget Rees was secretly filmed being abused by carer Faderera Grace Bello while she was a...Read MoreThe…
Rank this Week: 1464

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/
  • Jul 16

    Nursing Homes Linked to IL Governor Candidate Facing Lawsuits and Violation

    Nursing Homes Linked to IL Governor Candidate Facing Lawsuits and Violation
    For those living in Illinois, Bruce Rauner is already a household name as the Republican nominee for governor of Illinois. Rauner is an incredibly successful businessman, and is running his campaign under the promise that he would run our…
  • Jun 30

    After the Fall: Immobility in Nursing Home

    After the Fall: Immobility in Nursing Home
    Our nursing home negligence lawyers often see the dire and life-threatening consequences of frequent falls in nursing homes. Recent studies find that half of residents who suffer a hip fracture after falling either pass away or lose mobility…
  • Jun 18

    When and How to Choose Hospice Care

    When and How to Choose Hospice Care
    As Americans age, they are making greater use out of hospice care, which is offered to terminally ill patients at the end of their lives. Deciding to place yourself or a loved one into hospice care can be one of the most difficult of a…
Rank this Week: 1323

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: 781

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: 1023

WisconsinTrustsandWills.com

WisconsinTrustsandWills.com

Covers elder law and estate planning. By Swendson/Fey Law Ltd.

http://wisconsintrustsandwills.com/family/
  • Dec 13

    Charitable Remainder Trust Planning Opportunity to Deal with the Medicare Surtax

    Charitable Remainder Trust Planning Opportunity to Deal with the Medicare Surtax
    On December 2nd, 2013, the Treasury issued final regulations addressing IRC § 1411, the 3.8% Medicare Surtax. § 1.1411-3 of the regulations addresses estates and trusts, including Charitable Remainder Trusts, CRTs.  The final…
  • Aug 8

    Incorporating Faith and Values in Estate Planning

    Incorporating Faith and Values in Estate Planning
    For many, passing along religious beliefs and values to the next generation is just as important as passing along financial wealth and tangible assets. Estate planning creates many opportunities to do this, including: * End-of-Life Care. A…
  • Jul 30

    8 Things to Do Before You Travel

    8 Things to Do Before You Travel
    Before any trip, most of us create a “to-do list” of things we have put off and want to take care of before we leave. Here is a checklist of estate planning things to do before you take your next trip. Taking care of these will…
Rank this Week: 800

Unique Estate Law Blog

Unique Estate Law Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://uniqueestatelaw.com/lawyer/blog/Unique_Estate_Law_Blog.htm
Rank this Week: 1338

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Jul 28

    When Does a Power of Attorney Become Effective?

    When Does a Power of Attorney Become Effective?
    A power of attorney is a legally binding device that is used to appoint someone else to act on your behalf. When you grant a power of attorney you are called the principal or grantor. The individual that you choose to act on your behalf is…
  • Jul 25

    What’s the Difference Between a Guardianship and a Power of Attorney?

    What’s the Difference Between a Guardianship and a Power of Attorney?
    Incapacity is quite common among elder Americans. This may not be the most pleasant thing to contemplate, but it is a fact of life nonetheless. Who would act on your behalf in the event of your incapacitation? You can actually answer this…
  • Jul 23

    What Questions Should I Ask an Elder Law Attorney in Hartford CT?

    What Questions Should I Ask an Elder Law Attorney in Hartford CT?
    You should certainly make preparations for the latter stages of your life. There are various contingencies that you may face, and you want to be in a position to address them. To gain an understanding of exactly how to proceed, you would do…
Rank this Week: 2920

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/
  • Jul 28

    Medicare Trust Fund Exhaustion Pushed Back Until 2030

    Medicare Trust Fund Exhaustion Pushed Back Until 2030
    In its Trustees Report released July 28, 2014, CMS announced that the Medicare trust fund will remain solvent until 2030, four more years than previously projected, due in part to cost controls implemented in the Affordable Care Act. Factors…
  • Jun 30

    Dueling MSA Recommendation

    Dueling MSA Recommendation
    We knew it was inevitable but the day has come. The Court of Appeals of Ohio published an opinion within which the parties debate the need for an LMSA and use the polar extreme of MSA providers to argue their cases. Unlike dueling life care…
  • Jun 6

    Hearing on the Merit

    Hearing on the Merit
    Although I’m sure you’ve seen the abundant posts this week regarding the new WCMSA Reference Guide and are aware that CMS has added a new section, it looks like this: 4.1.4 Hearing on the Merits of a Case When a state WC judge…
Rank this Week: 4494

New Jersey Elder Abuse and Neglect…

New Jersey Elder Abuse and Neglect Forum

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

http://www.njelderabuselaw.com/
  • Jul 28

    Nursing Home Neglect: Boston Jury Awards $14 Million

    Nursing Home Neglect: Boston Jury Awards $14 Million
    A Boston jury awarded $14 M in a case where a  90 year old resident had a festering pressure sore on her back, acute appendicitis, a urinary tract infection so severe it had invaded her blood stream, kidney failure, uncontrolled…
  • Mar 26

    Nursing Home Abuse: Owner Embezzled Fund

    Nursing Home Abuse: Owner Embezzled Fund
    A Rhode Island nursing home owner embezzled funds and let the nursing homes fail.  The federal authorities have agreed to a $1.2 million settlement. To read more: …
  • Feb 10

    Nursing Home Abuse: Homicide Charge

    Nursing Home Abuse: Homicide Charge
    An Indiana nursing home employee is facing criminal charges including reckless homicide in the death of a resident.  A witness saw the employee abusing the resident and the pathologist determined that the abuse was consistent with the…
Rank this Week: 3226

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Covers disability and social security, elder law, and VA benefits.

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Jul 28

    Schedule a Family Meeting before Leaving Rehab

    Schedule a Family Meeting before Leaving Rehab
    If you have assisted a family member through a course of subacute rehabilitation (up to 100 days under Medicare Part A following a hospitalization), you are no doubt familiar with the process of the “family meeting.” This is…
  • Jul 28

    NJ proposes to eliminate its Medically Needy Medicaid Program

    NJ proposes to eliminate its Medically Needy Medicaid Program
    Friday’s post talked about the new state program being developed for delivery of home and community-based Medicaid services (MLTSS), which will require individuals whose income exceeds the income cap to set up a Miller Trust to receive…
  • Jul 25

    Miller Trusts May Soon be Needed for Certain Medicaid Recipient

    Miller Trusts May Soon be Needed for Certain Medicaid Recipient
    The State of New Jersey provides part time home health care services to eligible individuals through the Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) home and community  program (formerly called Global Options). Applicants…
Rank this Week: 2313

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
  • Jul 28

    Avoid Apple’s Legal Headaches Over Final Paycheck

    Avoid Apple’s Legal Headaches Over Final Paycheck
    In the recently certified class action against Apple for wage and hour law violations, one of the plaintiffs’ allegations is that employees who quit or were dismissed weren’t given final paychecks in a timely manner as required by…
  • Jul 25

    Should You Take on a Client Who’s Forming a Nonprofit?

    Should You Take on a Client Who’s Forming a Nonprofit?
    You get a call from a potential client who wants to set up a new nonprofit organization. Here are some questions to ask before you commit to the task. The first thing to do when asked to set up a nonprofit is to gather enough information to…
  • Jul 23

    Getting Your Fees Along the Way

    Getting Your Fees Along the Way
    Can’t wait until you win the case to get your attorney fees? Consider seeking an interim fee award based on your success along the way. Awarding interim fees (i.e., a fee award made before the case is completed) is an accepted procedure…
Rank this Week: 2906

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Featured Link — Medicare Information

    Featured Link — Medicare Information
    For those of you about to become eligible for Medicare, or those who just want to learn more about it, the Internet has tons of information for you. The first place to look is the government’s own excellent site, Medicare.gov.…
  • Jul 25

    U.S. Soldier’s Appeal on Murder Conviction Carries Questions About Chantix

    U.S. Soldier’s Appeal on Murder Conviction Carries Questions About Chantix
    Two reports examine what role the stop-smoking drug Chantix may have played in the case of an Army soldier convicted of murdering a fellow soldier in 2008. McClatchy reports that Army Pfc. George D.B. MacDonald “claimed his…
  • Jul 24

    Blood Test Shows Promise for Gauging Heart Attack Risk After Chest Pain

    Blood Test Shows Promise for Gauging Heart Attack Risk After Chest Pain
    A blood test that will predict heart attacks? This sounds too good to be true, but it just might be possible, according to an article at USNews.com. Here are excerpts:. Though more study needs to be done, new research suggests ……
Rank this Week: 3342

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/
  • Jul 28

    Banker Suicides indicate Stress of the Profession.

    Banker Suicides indicate Stress of the Profession.
    If your family works in a high stress profession is a good idea to make sure you and your family keep their estate plans up to date. The unexpected deaths of finance workers in the past few months by suicide around the world have raised…
  • Jul 18

    Probate: Is it a good idea to give your heirs their inheritance while you are still alive?

    Probate: Is it a good idea to give your heirs their inheritance while you are still alive?
    Planning an estate can be a difficult process, but also a rewarding one because it helps to ensure that a person's heirs will be provided for after he or she dies. Many assume they should wait until after death to convey assets to their…
  • Jul 17

    Can a surviving spouse claim loss of consortium after the other spouse dies?

    Can a surviving spouse claim loss of consortium after the other spouse dies?
    A recent ruling by the Fifth Florida Appellate Court on Friday allows surviving spouses to claim loss of consortium separately from others claims after the spouse dies. The surviving spouse Margaret Randall filed the case, Randall v. Walt…
Rank this Week: 2721

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A.…

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A. Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.arkansas-estateplanning.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Do Revocable Living Trusts Provide Asset Protection?

    Do Revocable Living Trusts Provide Asset Protection?
    Living trusts can be a beneficial part of an estate plan.  But, if your goal is to have trusts provide asset protection, there may be other steps you need to take.  Revocable living trusts do not protect your assets from individuals…
  • Jul 24

    How to Leave Your Estate to Your Spouse Tax Free

    How to Leave Your Estate to Your Spouse Tax Free
    One of the primary concerns in estate planning is taxes.  Your estate plan should be created with the goal of decreasing or eliminating taxes, to every extent possible.  The federal estate tax rate is currently at a hefty 40%. …
  • Jul 21

    How do you Nominate a Guardian?

    How do you Nominate a Guardian?
    Regrettably, we cannot predict when an illness or injury will strike.  Nor are we able to anticipate that a loved-one may be left incapacitated.  If this ever happens, it helps to have a general understanding of the many options…
Rank this Week: 2888

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://yourestatematters.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Traditional Estate Planning vs. Legacy Planning

    Traditional Estate Planning vs. Legacy Planning
    You may have heard the term “legacy planning” and wondered how it differs from traditional estate planning. Though there is no universal definition of the term “legacy planning”, it can be explained in a way that may…
  • Jul 27

    What Is a GRAT (Grantor Retained Annuity Trust)?

    What Is a GRAT (Grantor Retained Annuity Trust)?
    A Grantor Retained Annuity Trust, or GRAT, is a trust that allows someone to transfer assets at a severely reduced tax rate. The trust is short-term and sends annuity payments that are funded by the interest gained on the assets to the…
  • Jul 25

    Why Should I Have A Living Trust?

    Why Should I Have A Living Trust?
    During the creation of your estate plan you will need to make numerous choices, starting with what tools and strategies you plan to incorporate into your plan. One common addition to a comprehensive estate plan is a living trust. You may be…
Rank this Week: 2900

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Clearing Up Confusing Trust Language

    Clearing Up Confusing Trust Language
    The world of estate planning is full of obscure and confusing terms, especially when it comes to trust language. To those who have no background in the field, listening to estate planning attorneys talk about trusts can be like listening to…
  • Jul 27

    Don’t Count on Medi-Cal For Long-Term Care

    Don’t Count on Medi-Cal For Long-Term Care
    The growing number of baby boomers reaching retirement age has caused many people to re-examine their retirement plans in light of long-term care costs. As people age and their needs change, many of them have to go into a nursing home or…
  • Jul 26

    Multiple, Alternate, and Co-Agents in Powers of Attorney

    Multiple, Alternate, and Co-Agents in Powers of Attorney
    A lot of estate plans include different types of powers of attorney. While these documents are very useful, there are some practical limitations you should know about before you make a decision about the agent you choose through your power of…
Rank this Week: 2784

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/
  • Jul 28

    Our Sidney Office

    Our Sidney Office
    By Dolly Wilkerson The Sidney office of Cooper, Adel and Associates is conveniently located approximately 1.5 miles from I-75 (Exit 94) at 2190 Wapakoneta Rd. This office mainly services clients from the surrounding counties of Shelby,…
  • Jul 27

    What is a Medallion Signature Guarantee?

    What is a Medallion Signature Guarantee?
    By Jon Stevenson The Medallion Signature Guarantee is used to verify the identity of an owner when selling or transferring traded assets such as stocks or bonds.This reduces the risk of the company processing the transfer by sharing the…
  • Jul 25

    What Is the Role of the Case Worker in my Medicaid Application?

    What Is the Role of the Case Worker in my Medicaid Application?
    By Jess LoPiccolo Your case worker is an employee of the county Department of Job and Family Services. Their job is to collect and enter the information needed to determine whether you are eligible for Medicaid benefits. Each county has their…
Rank this Week: 4622

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

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

    Accountability

    Accountability
    I saw this wonderful diagram today and it nicely captures the possible choices we make when confronted by stressful situations. For all of us, a situation or set of bad circumstances arise and we have to make a choice. Either we intend to…
  • Jul 25

    Adventures Outside the Comfort Zone

    Adventures Outside the Comfort Zone
    Recently, my associates and I agreed to take a significant leap out of the carefully constructed comfort zone of our work environment. After many years together in an informal, small office space, we have joined the consulting division of a…
  • Jul 23

    Is A/B Planning Still the Gold Standard?

    Is A/B Planning Still the Gold Standard?
    For decades, estate planners have used a trust to hold the estate tax exclusion of the first spouse to die of a married couple. That trust had various different names: “B Trust,” “Credit Shelter Trust,” “Bypass…
Rank this Week: 3621

Minko Law Office Blog

Minko Law Office Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.minkolaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Family Conflict Erupts Over Casey Kasem

    Family Conflict Erupts Over Casey Kasem
    Millions of Americans who grew up listening to Casey Kasem’s voice on the American Top 40 Countdown hold the beloved broadcaster in a warm place in their hearts. Kasem, now 82, retired from broadcasting years ago, but battles over his…
  • Jul 25

    Married Couples – Estate Planning Goal

    Married Couples – Estate Planning Goal
    A recent Forbes article does a great job of going over some common estate planning goals that married people should consider as they make their plans. Even though all plans need to be individualized to meet your specific goals and…
  • Jul 23

    Essential Estate Planning Rule

    Essential Estate Planning Rule
    For people in the Brooklyn, New York area who begin estate planning, there are some rules you might want to keep in mind as you go through the process. Estate planning is often a complicated area of the law, and getting overwhelmed by all the…
Rank this Week: 2881

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Top Ten Estate Planning Technique

    Top Ten Estate Planning Technique
    Is a Revocable Living Trust right for you? Do you need a Health Care Power of Attorney? What about a Family Limited Partnership? The truth is, every estate is different and the only way to ensure your assets and your family are properly…
  • Jul 25

    Free Estate Planning and Education Seminar

    Free Estate Planning and Education Seminar
    We’re hosting a free Education Program next week! Watch as Jerry Shiles, an attorney with Parman & Easterday, shares the top issues we will cover, including how to best protect your hard-earned money and belongings; avoid the…
  • Jul 23

    Care Management for the Elderly

    Care Management for the Elderly
    As we get older, thinking about retirement and aging can raise many questions, both for the person getting older and their adult children. Most start with, “how am I going to pay for…” How are you going to pay for all the…
Rank this Week: 3618

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Jul 28

    Elder Care Benefits in the Workplace

    Elder Care Benefits in the Workplace
    As the Baby Boomer generation ages, more and more working adults are finding themselves responsible for the care of parents or other elderly relatives. In fact, over 40 percent of Americans are currently responsible for the care of elderly…
  • Jul 21

    Healthcare Inconsistencies Among State

    Healthcare Inconsistencies Among State
    Every citizen deserves access to high-quality healthcare, but unfortunately the quality of long-term healthcare and healthcare services varies greatly from state to state. A recent study published by the AARP, The Commonwealth Fund, and the…
  • Jul 17

    The Right Way to Leave an Inheritance

    The Right Way to Leave an Inheritance
    Most people want to leave a legacy for their children. While an inheritance is never meant to cause conflict, sometimes personal or financial issues can cause tension and complicate the process. By leaving an inheritance the right way, you…
Rank this Week: 1999

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 27

    Your Digital Assets – Are You Covered? Part 2

    Your Digital Assets – Are You Covered? Part 2
                    Last week I raised the legal issues faced by digital assets – specifically property rights.  Who owns my Facebook account after I die? …
  • Jul 20

    Your Digital Assets – Are You Covered?

    Your Digital Assets – Are You Covered?
                    Technology has allowed us as a society to go places and do things never before imagined.  But, it has created issues and problems that, likewise,…
  • Jul 13

    Turning Life Insurance into Long Term Care Insurance (Part 2)

    Turning Life Insurance into Long Term Care Insurance (Part 2)
                    So your parent has an insurance policy that they can no longer afford and they are in spend down mode to qualify for Medicaid.  Cashing in the…
Rank this Week: 1582

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • Jul 25

    How Can You Provide for Your Pets in Your Estate Plan?

    How Can You Provide for Your Pets in Your Estate Plan?
    Whether your family includes a “Fido”, a “fluffy”, or a more unique pet, the odds are favorable that some type of animal is part of your family. As part of your family, you likely worry about how you can provide for…
  • Jul 18

    Should My Parents Give Me Their Home?

    Should My Parents Give Me Their Home?
    As people age they start to consider transferring wealth to the next generation. There are both sentimental and practical reasons for making transfers prior to death. If your parents have started to discuss asset transfers with you it is…
  • Jul 16

    Stretching Your IRA in Illinoi

    Stretching Your IRA in Illinoi
    Have you ever heard the phrase “stretching your IRA”? Here’s the not-so-little trick it refers to: If you inherit an IRA, it’s not only possible for you to “stretch your payments out” over the course of…
Rank this Week: 2898

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jul 25

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    John F. Kennedy, Jr. (1960-1999) – Lawyer & Magazine Publisher John F. Kennedy, Jr. was an American socialite, magazine publisher, and lawyer. He was the only surviving son of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline…
  • Jul 24

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    Either you run the day, or the day runs you. Jim Rohn
  • Jul 23

    Hitting a Fastball

    Hitting a Fastball
    Many things in life seem like they are easy to do until you actually try to do them. This is one of the reasons that people enjoy watching sports so much. They seem so easy, but anyone who has ever tried to play a sport knows that it is…
Rank this Week: 2846

Arizona Senior Law Blog

Arizona Senior Law Blog

Covers topics like Arizona Medicaid, ALTCS, and estate planning. By Jackson White.

http://www.arizonaseniorlaw.com/news/
  • Jul 24

    CSMIA- New Eligibility limit for 2014

    CSMIA- New Eligibility limit for 2014
    Conceptually speaking, ALTCS members must pay what they are able towards their cost of care. This amount is referred to as the “share of cost.” For single ALTCS members residing in a facility, the share of cost typically amounts…
  • Jul 22

    Breaking Down the Affordable Care Act

    Breaking Down the Affordable Care Act
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Q: I keep reading about how Governor Brewer is at odds with state legislators because she…
  • Jul 15

    When to start planning for ALTCS

    When to start planning for ALTCS
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Q: A couple of weeks ago, my father suffered a fairly severe stroke.  After a brief…
Rank this Week: 1708

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Proper Estate Planning Can Ease Everyone’s Mind

    Proper Estate Planning Can Ease Everyone’s Mind
    While death is just as inevitable as taxes, dying without being properly prepared is not. Proper estate planning, one that delves into as many contingencies as possible, can provide great comfort to not only the person reaching the end of the…
  • Jul 17

    Planning For Death, Like Estate Planning, Is A Last Gift To Loved One

    Planning For Death, Like Estate Planning, Is A Last Gift To Loved One
    Proper estate planning is like a gift people give to their loved ones and possibly to organizations they wish to include in the disbursement of their holdings. Another gift, one that is much more emotionally charged but equally important, is…
  • Jul 10

    Celebrity Estate Planning Foul-Ups Provide Lessons To Learn From

    Celebrity Estate Planning Foul-Ups Provide Lessons To Learn From
    An article in Forbes magazine a while back points out that there are lessons to be learned in estate planning from some celebrities. For the most part that lesson is: Don’t do what these people did. “Like many Americans, you may…
Rank this Week: 3301

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

Covers elder law, estate planning, Medicaid, probate, wills and trusts.

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Should I Create a Joint Tenancy With My Child?

    Should I Create a Joint Tenancy With My Child?
    Joint tenancy is a subject that is often discussed when people are asking questions about asset transfers. Joint tenancy is a rather fancy term for describing co-ownership of property. You could make someone a joint tenant, and this person…
  • Jul 22

    What Is a Qualified Personal Residence Trust?

    What Is a Qualified Personal Residence Trust?
    The federal estate tax looms large if you are a person of significant financial means. At the present time, the amount of the federal estate tax exclusion is $5.34 million. This is the amount that could be transferred before the federal…
  • Jul 17

    The Forgotten Part of Your Estate Plan: Your Digital Asset

    The Forgotten Part of Your Estate Plan: Your Digital Asset
    Until about a decade or so ago, the estate settling process typically followed a very routine process. Once a person died, family members would notify that person’s estate planning attorney so they could begin a state settling process.…
Rank this Week: 3640

Duffy Law Office

Duffy Law Office

Covers estate planning and elder law in Iowa.

http://www.duffylawoffice.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Can I Just Plan My Own Estate?

    Can I Just Plan My Own Estate?
    They say that you should not answer a question with another question. However, this is irresistible when you are talking about do-it-yourself estate planning. Can you just plan your own estate? Technically, anyone can try to execute estate…
  • Jul 22

    What Is a Grantor Retained Annuity Trust?

    What Is a Grantor Retained Annuity Trust?
    One of the most important estate planning considerations for high net worth individuals is the potential impact of the federal estate tax. The tax carries a top rate of 40 percent, so we are talking about a very significant bite. At the…
  • Jul 17

    What Is a Living Trust Successor Trustee?

    What Is a Living Trust Successor Trustee?
    In this post we will look at the role of the revocable living trust successor trustee, but we should first explain the value of these trusts. A Few Words About Wills and Probate If you are not extraordinarily wealthy, you may assume that you…
Rank this Week: 3624

The Law Office of Michael…

The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C.

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.mrobinsonlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    5 Essential Estate Planning Rule

    5 Essential Estate Planning Rule
    While estate planning can seem like an incredibly complicated and difficult subject, it’s easier to understand it if you keep a few simple rules in mind. When you create an estate plan you won’t be required to have a vast and…
  • Jul 21

    What You Should Know About Rochester Estate Planning and the Statute of Limitation

    What You Should Know About Rochester Estate Planning and the Statute of Limitation
    As someone visiting a Rochester estate planning lawyer for the first time, there are a lot of legal ideas, such as the statute of limitations, that you might’ve heard about but aren’t exactly sure how they work. When it comes to…
  • Jul 17

    What Is the Annual Gift Tax Exclusion?

    What Is the Annual Gift Tax Exclusion?
    Before we explain the annual gift tax exclusion, we should provide a bit of background information. The estate tax was established in 1916. At first, there was no gift tax. As a result, high net worth individuals gave gifts while they were…
Rank this Week: 2887

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    What Is Estate Tax Exclusion Portability?

    What Is Estate Tax Exclusion Portability?
    High net worth individuals must be very aware of the potential impact of the federal estate tax. This tax carries a maximum rate of 40 percent, so it can take a heavy toll on the financial legacy that you are leaving behind to your loved…
  • Jul 22

    When Is a Federal Estate Tax Return Due?

    When Is a Federal Estate Tax Return Due?
    The estate tax is a factor if the value of your estate exceeds the amount of the federal estate tax credit or exclusion. For the rest of 2014, the federal estate tax exclusion is $5.34 million. If your assets do not exceed this amount, you…
  • Jul 17

    Who Can Act as an Agent Under a Power of Attorney?

    Who Can Act as an Agent Under a Power of Attorney?
    Your estate plan should ideally be looked upon as the culmination of a long-term financial plan. It is important to prepare for your active retirement years so that you can enjoy that stage of life, and there are also the twilight years that…
Rank this Week: 2840

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    Bill would fund Hampton Roads veteran care center

    Bill would fund Hampton Roads veteran care center
    A bill has been introduced in the Virginia state legislature to provide state funding for a new health care center for veterans in Hampton Roads, The facility would supplement the care provided by the Hampton VA Medical Center. The new center…
  • Jun 30

    Advance Medical Directives Need Easy Accessibility

    Advance Medical Directives Need Easy Accessibility
    Many people are aware of the importance of advance medical directives. In the event that you become incapacitated, these directives detail what procedures you do or do not want and who should make decisions for you. Because these are…
  • Jun 18

    Continuing Care Retirement Communities Offer One Option for Retiree

    Continuing Care Retirement Communities Offer One Option for Retiree
    There are many living options available for seniors, and continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) have become one of the most attractive. Many retirees consider such communities because they typically provide a range of services in one…
Rank this Week: 2158

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts in Nevada.

http://www.wealth-counselors.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    Durable Power of Attorney in Reno: What Are Its Advantages?

    Durable Power of Attorney in Reno: What Are Its Advantages?
    One of the most important estate planning tools in Reno, Nevada is the durable power of attorney.  This tool makes it possible for you to choose someone you trust to handle your affairs in the event you become incapable of doing it…
  • Jul 17

    Living Trust vs Power of Attorney

    Living Trust vs Power of Attorney
    Living Trust vs Power of Attorney?  The answer may surprise you.  In order to create a comprehensive estate plan, you actually need both.  Estate planning is much more than simply transferring your assets to your loved…
  • Jul 9

    Do Heirs Pay Taxes on Inheritance?

    Do Heirs Pay Taxes on Inheritance?
    So, you just received a notice that you will inherit from your great aunt’s estate.  A wonderful surprise, no doubt.  Of course, an estate may be required to pay taxes to the government, but do heirs pay taxes on the…
Rank this Week: 3630

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
  • Jul 23

    Choices When A Spouse Inherits An IRA

    Choices When A Spouse Inherits An IRA
    A spouse who inherits an IRA has two choices. The surviving spouse can move the account into an inherited IRA to keep the tax shelter. Or he or she can roll the account over into his or her own IRA. The decision, says a story posted on…
  • Jul 16

    Lou Reed ‘Walked On The Wild Side’ With His Will

    Lou Reed ‘Walked On The Wild Side’ With His Will
    Lou Reed, singer, songwriter and guitarist and a founder of the Velvet Underground, talked about “walking on the wild side” in one of his most famous songs. The rock and roll hall of fame also walked on the wild side when it came…
  • Jul 9

    Inherited IRAs Not Protected

    Inherited IRAs Not Protected
    The Supreme Court has ruled that inherited IRAs are not protected in bankruptcy. The June opinion, which has far reaching implications according to a story in Forbes, found that Heidi Heffron-Clark, who inherited an IRA from her mother in…
Rank this Week: 4876