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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/
  • Feb 8

    Negligent Nursing Home Care Led to Death, Lawsuit

    Negligent Nursing Home Care Led to Death, Lawsuit
    A lawsuit has been filed in Cook County against a skilled nursing facility alleging negligent care caused the death of a woman. According to the lawsuit, the woman suffered from a stage IV pressure ulcer which became infected and ultimately…
  • Feb 5

    Nursing Home Neglect Prompts Levin & Perconti Lawsuit

    Nursing Home Neglect Prompts Levin & Perconti Lawsuit
    The son of a nursing home resident who died has filed a lawsuit in Cook County. The lawsuit alleges that the nursing home did not properly supervise the man’s mother, during which time she fell. The woman later died from complications…
  • Feb 3

    Levin & Perconti File Lawsuit in Choking Death

    Levin & Perconti File Lawsuit in Choking Death
    A nursing home resident died as the result of choking, according to a lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed in Cook County, states that the man, a resident of Alden Estates of Orland Park, died after choking on his meal. The man lived at the nursing…
Rank this Week: 335

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/
  • Feb 1

    Florida Firearms Law

    Florida Firearms Law
    Florida Firearms Law 101: Real issues taught by  Florida attorneys   Please help spread the word about or new Florida Firearms Law Class.   Below is a description of the class This class is designed for those who have…
  • Jan 30

    Protect Your IRA

    Protect Your IRA
    I just finished my new book Protect your IRA : Avoid the 5 Common Mistakes! Here is the Table of Contents The 3 Reasons Most People Experience Confusion with Their IRAs Don’t Just Focus on the Taxes Avoid the 5 Common Mistakes Common…
  • Jan 26

    Non Citizens and Florida Homestead

    Non Citizens and Florida Homestead
    Florida Homestead for Non U.S. Citizens is possible for two types of Florida Homestead exemptions. The first homestead exemption is tax based. If you live in your home  and you or your spouse or dependent child is a permanent resident of…
Rank this Week: 348

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/
  • Jan 26

    Caring for Mom when you are far away

    Caring for Mom when you are far away
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  • Jan 19

    Overview of Executor’s Duties in Pennsylvania

    Overview of Executor’s Duties in Pennsylvania
    The Role of the Personal Representative in Administering an Estate You've been named as a Personal Representative (commonly known as an Executor or Administrator) to administer the estate of someone who died.  What do you do and where do…
  • Jan 2

    A New Year’s Resolution – Plan for Getting Older

    A New Year’s Resolution – Plan for Getting Older
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Rank this Week: 298

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Jan 6

    What Is Nursing Home Asset Protection?

    What Is Nursing Home Asset Protection?
    If you are planning ahead for your retirement years and the twilight years that will follow, you should certainly consider the matter of nursing home asset protection. Nursing homes are extremely expensive around the country, but here in…
  • Jan 6

    What Is Nursing Home Asset Protection?

    What Is Nursing Home Asset Protection?
    If you are planning ahead for your retirement years and the twilight years that will follow, you should certainly consider the matter of nursing home asset protection. Nursing homes are extremely expensive around the country, but here in…
  • Jan 4

    How Can You Minimize Your Estate Tax Exposure?

    How Can You Minimize Your Estate Tax Exposure?
    People in most areas of the country have just one estate tax to concern themselves with. The federal estate tax is applicable everywhere, but the good news is that there is a relatively large estate tax exclusion. The credit or exclusion is…
Rank this Week: 302

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 4

    A Comparison Of Alden Nursing Homes According To Medicare Data

    A Comparison Of Alden Nursing Homes According To Medicare Data
    Medicare Nursing Home Comparison 1 Alden Facility  Overall Rating  Health Inspections  Total # of Deficiencies  Nursing Home Staffing  RN Staff Only  Total # of Licensed Nurse Staff Hours/Resident/Day  Fire…
  • Dec 1

    Decubitus Ulcer Complications: Septic Shock

    Decubitus Ulcer Complications: Septic Shock
    In the United States, there are over 934,000 occurrences of septic shock each year. Sepsis is an advanced form of infection that is caused by bacteria or fungus and, if not treated quickly, has an extremely high rate of mortality. Elderly…
  • Nov 28

    Are Nursing Home Owners Putting Their Own Interests First?

    Are Nursing Home Owners Putting Their Own Interests First?
    The FBI apprehended a man and his wife in Atlanta this month for Medicare and Medicaid fraud. The man, George Houser, owned three nursing homes which were all in disrepair and providing a substandard of living to the patients they served.…
Rank this Week: 188

Massachusetts Elder Law Blog

Massachusetts Elder Law Blog

Thoughts about law, aging, estate planning and special needs issues and related public policy concerns. By Sasha Golden.

http://massachusettselderlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    We've moved!!

    We've moved!!
    As of May 1, I've moved the blog over to my new on-line home, and this location is being deactivated. Please look for me at www.massachusetts-elder-law.com
  • Mar 16

    Alzheimer's knows no class --- not even one-time potential Supreme Court candidate

    Alzheimer's knows no class --- not even one-time potential Supreme Court candidate
    From today's edition of the American Bar Association's e-journal:Karen Williams was chief judge of a federal appeals court and a potential Supreme Court nominee when her family noticed some changes in her personality.
  • Mar 12

    Substituted Judgment, Part 3

    Substituted Judgment, Part 3
    In a prior entry, I discussed how Massachusetts probate courts are supposed to make decisions on behalf of incapacitated persons when a guardian asks the court for authorization to obtain an abortion or sterilization surgery, using the…
Rank this Week: 346

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and litigation. By Poliakoff & Associates.

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Feb 13

    IMPACT Act

    IMPACT Act
    MedCityNews had a great article on the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act.  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is moving forward with its implementation which will significantly affect…
  • Feb 12

    Resident Found in Dumpster

    Resident Found in Dumpster
    The body of Ralph Ford was found covered in clothes in a dumpster behind the St. Francis Nursing Center in Detroit.  Construction workers found Ford’s body but it wasn’t until much later that day that Detroit Police say…
  • Feb 11

    6th Circuit’s Recent Arbitration Opinion

    6th Circuit’s Recent Arbitration Opinion
    The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion in the case of Richmond Health Facilities – Kenwood, LP, et al. v. Adrianne Nichols, No. 15-5062, that involved a state court lawsuit filed by the personal representative of an…
Rank this Week: 378

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

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

    ELDER ABUSE GOING VIRAL ON SOCIAL MEDIA

    ELDER ABUSE GOING VIRAL ON SOCIAL MEDIA
    NURSING HOME WORKERS POSTINGS The December 21, 2015 edition of the Washington Post and had a lead story of nursing home workers allegedly posting “humiliating and dehumanizing” photos on various social media websites, such as…
  • Feb 9

    ADULT GUARDIANSHIPS, RESTORING RIGHTS

    ADULT GUARDIANSHIPS, RESTORING RIGHTS
    GUARDIANSHIP CAN BE VACATED As this blog has discussed in some detail in the past, Adult Guardianship is a complicated area of the law, dealing with many sensitive issues of personal power, ability and basic competence. On a very basic level,…
  • Feb 7

    NURSING HOME CHAIN FILES PETITION FOR REVIEW OF CASE WITH UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT

    NURSING HOME CHAIN FILES PETITION FOR REVIEW OF CASE WITH UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT
    GOLDEN LIVING CENTER SEEKING TO FORCE ARBITRATION On December 18, 2015, national long term care facility operator, Golden Living Centers filed a writ of certiorari with the United States Supreme Court to review a decision of the Pennsylvania…
Rank this Week: 4961

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/
Rank this Week: 4523

John R. Vermillion & Associates,…

John R. Vermillion & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.vermillionlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Feb 12

    Incapacity Planning FAQ: What Is the Correct Power of Attorney?

    Incapacity Planning FAQ: What Is the Correct Power of Attorney?
    A comprehensive, properly constructed estate plan will account for end-of-life issues. While incapacity planning can seem like something that happens to a limited number of people, when you examine the facts, see that a very significant…
  • Feb 9

    Why Would a Young Adult Need an Estate Plan?

    Why Would a Young Adult Need an Estate Plan?
    Estate planning can seem like a subject that is only relevant to senior citizens. Obviously, the matter is going to be more pressing when you reach an advanced age. At the same time, if you think about it pragmatically, you will probably come…
  • Feb 6

    Estate Tax Parameters Are Not Etched in Stone

    Estate Tax Parameters Are Not Etched in Stone
    The federal estate tax looms large for high net worth families. This death tax carries a top rate of 40 percent, so we are talking about a significant piece of your legacy. The good news is that most people are not exposed to the federal…
Rank this Week: 1583

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/
  • Feb 12

    Family Dynamics and Caregiving: A Bumpy Road or Smooth Sailing?

    Family Dynamics and Caregiving: A Bumpy Road or Smooth Sailing?
    Every family has its own unique dynamics with siblings having specific relationships with siblings and with parents. When a parent needs caregiving, those dynamics can play a role, according to an article posted on the AARP website on January…
  • Feb 12

    Are Future Generations of Seniors Likely to Be Less Socially Engaged With Family and Community?

    Are Future Generations of Seniors Likely to Be Less Socially Engaged With Family and Community?
    We've all seen it -- a family having dinner "together" while each member of the family is using a cell phone to text rather than talk. Is this likelihood to affect long-term living, and if so, how? Stanford University's Center...
  • Feb 11

    A Dangerous Promise to Loved Ones?

    A Dangerous Promise to Loved Ones?
    The Washington Post's Tara Bahrampour has a very thoughtful article this month focusing on a common fact pattern. One family member asks -- or another family promises -- that "a nursing home" will never be utilized for care needs.…
Rank this Week: 2512

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/
Rank this Week: 3094

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 12

    Understanding the Legal Ramifications of Workplace Injurie

    Understanding the Legal Ramifications of Workplace Injurie
    The general rule in most states is is that if you’re injured during the course and scope of your employment by an anticipated and foreseeable risk of that employment, your sole and exclusive remedy is through the Illinois Workers’…
  • Feb 11

    FDA Says It Will Be More Aggressive In Warning About Possible Medical Device Risk

    FDA Says It Will Be More Aggressive In Warning About Possible Medical Device Risk
    STAT reports that the Food and Drug Administration “said that it plans to take a far more aggressive stance in reporting on possible medical device hazards, in some cases issuing early warnings about safety risks even before those…
  • Feb 10

    Study Suggests Graphic Images on Cigarette Warning Labels May be More Effective Than Text

    Study Suggests Graphic Images on Cigarette Warning Labels May be More Effective Than Text
    The Philadelphia Inquirer reports a combined study administered by the University of Pennsylvania and the Ohio State University revealed Food and Drug Administration-proposed emotional graphic images on cigarette labels may cause…
Rank this Week: 3145

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Feb 12

    Thoughts on How to Pick Your Local Judge

    Thoughts on How to Pick Your Local Judge
    This is a short article reflecting on how I think about local elections. Specifically, it is my attempt to take my Christian worldview and translate that into a guide for deciding which local politicians I will support. The point of this is…
  • Feb 11

    Takeaways from UALR Bowen’s Legal Hackathon

    Takeaways from UALR Bowen’s Legal Hackathon
    Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of helping with Bowen Law School’s Legal Innovation Hackathon. (Go here for details.) I was there as a lawyer-advisor, I guess—tasked with helping the teams answer any legal questions they might…
  • Feb 10

    What is Probable Cause for an Arrest in Arkansas?

    What is Probable Cause for an Arrest in Arkansas?
    We all hear the term “probable cause” every time we watch Law and Order or any of our favorite crime shows. But what does it really mean? Probable cause is the major line in the sand of criminal law. It is how a Little Rock…
Rank this Week: 1879

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/
  • Feb 12

    Elder Neglect and Unsanitary Living Conditions in Castro Valley

    Elder Neglect and Unsanitary Living Conditions in Castro Valley
    Nursing home neglect is a serious problem that can result in severe personal injuries to the elderly. Signs of nursing home neglect, according to a fact sheet from the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) and the Administration on Aging…
  • Feb 5

    Physicians Ask: What Provokes Elder Abuse?

    Physicians Ask: What Provokes Elder Abuse?
    For those of us with elderly loved ones who are currently living in nursing homes or assisted-living facilities, the threat of injuries caused by nursing home abuse is all too real. But what leads staff members at these facilities to…
  • Jan 29

    Nursing Home Abuse and Social Media

    Nursing Home Abuse and Social Media
    If you have an elderly loved one in a nursing home or assisted-living facility in the San Diego area, do you need to worry about whether abusive photos of your loved one will end up on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat?…
Rank this Week: 1170

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://blog.finkrosnerershow-levenberg.com/
  • Feb 12

    How to create a master plan for the care of your special needs child

    How to create a master plan for the care of your special needs child
    If you’ve been caring for your child who has special needs, you have deep personal knowledge of how your child behaves and responds. You know what they like and what they hate. You know what triggers an anxious or distressed ……
  • Feb 11

    Veteran’s Health Care, Predictive Analytics, and RAND Report

    Veteran’s Health Care, Predictive Analytics, and RAND Report
    Recently, the RAND Corporation released three reports regarding the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).  These reports were previously submitted to the VA and House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees as mandated by the Veterans…
  • Feb 11

    Was it a loan or a gift?

    Was it a loan or a gift?
    The recent New Jersey case of Estate of Bertha Polak is another good illustration of differing viewpoints among family members about the terms of intrafamily loans and whether there is an obligation to repay. This case arose during the estate…
Rank this Week: 2283

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Feb 12

    Preparing for “When”, Not “If”: Protecting Yourself From Online Hacker

    Preparing for “When”, Not “If”: Protecting Yourself From Online Hacker
    As another Academy team member discovers they have been hacked and have an unknown router connected to their network, we wonder what safeguards we should be taking to prevent it from happening to us. Sadly, you can’t prevent it, but…
  • Feb 10

    Planning for Alternative Familie

    Planning for Alternative Familie
    Planning for alternative families is more important than planning for traditional families. While planning improves the outcomes for all families, it is simply crucial for alternative families. This leads one to ask the simple question: Why?…
  • Feb 8

    Medicare Now Pays for End-of-Life Talks: the FACTS

    Medicare Now Pays for End-of-Life Talks: the FACTS
    You may not know it, but you help your clients do Advance Care Planning (ACP). ACP is medical jargon for discussing end-of-life health care wishes and creating advance directives (Health Care POAs, Living Wills, HIPAA Releases, etc.).…
Rank this Week: 3366

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/
  • Feb 11

    CMS Admits to Backlog Due to Commercial Repayment Center Non-Group Health Plan Recovery Workload Transition

    CMS Admits to Backlog Due to Commercial Repayment Center Non-Group Health Plan Recovery Workload Transition
    On February 11, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an Alert regarding the status of the transition of Non-Group Health Plan (NGHP) recovery activity from the Benefits Coordination & Recovery Center (BCRC)…
  • Feb 10

    CMS May Finally Be Forced to Address Medicare Appeal Backlog

    CMS May Finally Be Forced to Address Medicare Appeal Backlog
    On Tuesday, February 9, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia overturned the December 2014 dismissal of a suit by the American Hospital Association against DHHS for unreasonable delays in processing RAC appeals. At the…
  • Feb 5

    CMS Considering IMR Determinations More Favorably

    CMS Considering IMR Determinations More Favorably
    An interesting and exciting turn of events has occurred within the last week, and we are pleased to report that we have begun to notice a change in the manner by which CMS is considering Independent Medical Review determinations (IMRs). …
Rank this Week: 4525

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
  • Feb 11

    Beware of Fake Social Security Email

    Beware of Fake Social Security Email
    The Social Security Administration (SSA) and Federal Trade Commission are warning Americans about a scam email with “Get Protected” in the subject line. The email describes new features from the Social Security Administration…
  • Feb 8

    Virginia Disability & Senior Housing Resource Seminar——March 3, 2016

    Virginia Disability &amp; Senior Housing Resource Seminar&mdash;&mdash;March 3, 2016
    Family Support Services at ServiceSource is hosting a Housing Resource Seminar on March 3, 2016 at 11:00 AM. Learn more about what types of housing resources are available in Virginia and start thinking about what type of housing your loved…
  • Feb 4

    January 2016 Newsletter—Social Security Disability & Special Needs Planning New

    January 2016 Newsletter&mdash;Social Security Disability &amp; Special Needs Planning New
    Please see the January 2016 Newsletter of Fairfax Virginia Disability and Special Needs Planning Attorney, Sheri Abrams. For Social Security Disability & Special Needs Planning News click  here For more information visit: …
Rank this Week: 986

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/
  • Feb 11

    DIY probate kit for Newfoundland and Labrador now available

    DIY probate kit for Newfoundland and Labrador now available
    Here's something that will be of interest to all of you do-it-yourself types. I've prepared a comprehensive kit to be used for anyone who wants to apply for a grant of probate of a will and/or codicil (including a handwritten will) in…
  • Feb 10

    If the executor is also a lawyer, can he ramp up legal fees defending his executor fee?

    If the executor is also a lawyer, can he ramp up legal fees defending his executor fee?
    After reading my earlier post about lawyers charging both executor fees and legal fees on one estate, a reader emailed me with the following note, suggesting that it might be an interesting blog topic. I agree! "What happens in a…
  • Feb 9

    Our new sign is up!

    Our new sign is up!
    We have our new sign up above our office door! This should make it easier for the people trying to find us for seminars in the evening. I love the fact that our office is street level, with free parking right in front, and windows that really…
Rank this Week: 4937

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, veterans benefits and special needs trusts. By Mark E. Wight.

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
Rank this Week: 2645

Walker Lambe

Walker Lambe

Covers North Carolina elder law and estate planning.

http://www.organizeyourassets.com/blog/
  • Feb 11

    Can’t I Just Save Money by Using a DIY Will?

    Can’t I Just Save Money by Using a DIY Will?
    Like most people, you probably understand how important it is to have a comprehensive estate plan in place; however, you may not have gotten around to creating one despite knowing how important it is to have one. Is so, you are hardly alone.…
  • Feb 9

    North Carolina May Have to Repay $20 Million in Medicaid Reimbursement

    North Carolina May Have to Repay $20 Million in Medicaid Reimbursement
    According to recent news reports, the State of North Carolina may have to repay a stagegering $20 million in Medicaid reimbursements because of a retroactive rule change. For those of you who question the amount of money spent on Medicaid to…
  • Feb 4

    How to Find the Right Estate Planning Attorney

    How to Find the Right Estate Planning Attorney
    If you have yet to take the time to create your estate plan, you need to make the time to do so. Despite understanding the importance of estate planning, over half of all Americans do not have an estate plan in place. A comprehensive estate…
Rank this Week: 3367

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Feb 10

    Have You Considered Child Guardianship?

    Have You Considered Child Guardianship?
    When you are in high school, clearly, you are growing up, and you are not necessarily going to be extraordinarily mature. Some people grow up more quickly than others, but there are different stages of life that are inevitable. Once you enter…
  • Feb 8

    A Look at Three Advanced Estate Planning Technique

    A Look at Three Advanced Estate Planning Technique
    To many people, the whole process of estate planning boils down to the statement of your final wishes in a last will. In reality, a will could suffice under very simple circumstances, but in many cases, more advanced estate planning…
  • Jan 28

    Can Assets in a Living Trust Impact Medicaid Eligibility?

    Can Assets in a Living Trust Impact Medicaid Eligibility?
    There are a number of very useful things that can be accomplished through the creation of a revocable living trust. Assets in this type of trust can be distributed outside of probate, and this is one advantage. Secondly, you can include…
Rank this Week: 1547

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

Employment law blog about workplace abuse, bullying and discrimination. By Patricia Barnes.

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Feb 10

    Corps Point to Age Discrimination in Hiring by Fed

    Corps Point to Age Discrimination in Hiring by Fed
    You might think it would be an embarrassment to our nation’s largest employer – the federal government – that corporate America is defending age discrimination in hiring by pointing out the federal government…
  • Feb 3

    Worker Entitled to a Fair Investigation (in the UK)

    Worker Entitled to a Fair Investigation (in the UK)
    In the United States, so-called workplace investigations can be little more than pre-trial preparation for employers intent upon building a record to justify dismissing a troublesome worker. It is refreshing to note a…
  • Feb 1

    New Book on Age Discrimination in Employment

    New Book on Age Discrimination in Employment
    I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book, Overcoming Age Discrimination in Employment: An Essential Guide for Workers, Advocates & Employers, a timely and much needed resource to understand the major law governing age…
Rank this Week: 1505

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
  • Feb 10

    Cupid’s Arrow Strikes Lover in the Wallet

    Cupid’s Arrow Strikes Lover in the Wallet
    Revenge is a dish best served cold. In a recent case, a disenchanted suitor not only sued to recover gifts he made to his former lover but also reported those gifts to the IRS as income payments! See Diane Blagaich, TC Memo 2016–2.…
  • Feb 8

    Questioning a Witness: Poor Questions Versus Good One

    Questioning a Witness: Poor Questions Versus Good One
    When conducting direct examination, you generally can’t ask leading questions, i.e., ones that suggest a particular answer. Evid C §§764, 767(a)(2). And, of course, you can’t ask objectionable questions. For…
  • Feb 5

    Business Plan Basic

    Business Plan Basic
    Every business should have a plan—from tech start-ups to law firms. The process of creating a document that details the thoughts and ideas of the owners or founders of the business allows for a realistic appraisal of the business’…
Rank this Week: 2366

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/
  • Feb 10

    How to deal with an early retirement that was not planned

    How to deal with an early retirement that was not planned
    Although most people plan to work until they reach their full retirement age of 66, or 67 if you were born after 1942, some workers find themselves without work at an age when it is challenging to find another job, and at a time when they…
  • Jan 15

    Understanding the stages of Alzheimer’

    Understanding the stages of Alzheimer’
    Reportedly, over five million Americans are afflicted with Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association has created a checklist of the usual symptoms to help you identify the warning signs. Among these are changes in memory that…
  • Jan 7

    Transportation is an often overlooked but crucial aspect of retirement planning

    Transportation is an often overlooked but crucial aspect of retirement planning
    When people engage in retirement planning, they often fail to think about transportation. They do not consider that a time may come when they will no longer be able to drive themselves, and will have to rely on others to go to doctors’…
Rank this Week: 1854

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
  • Feb 10

    Ways Couples Can Approach Estate Planning

    Ways Couples Can Approach Estate Planning
    A nationwide survey indicates one in three couples has no life insurance. Nearly half say they would be unprepared financially if their spouse died. An article in USA Today lists five things couples can do to prepare to take care of their…
  • Feb 3

    Don’t Let Emotion Stop Your Planning

    Don’t Let Emotion Stop Your Planning
    Estate planning can be emotional, as it deals with your death. Even when dealing with business estate planning, emotion plays a big role. You are dealing with people who may work for you. Emotions can rise up with a death occurs in a…
  • Jan 27

    Art Is Tricky For Estate Planning

    Art Is Tricky For Estate Planning
    Investors in art are generally encouraged not to invest in art, but to collect it. They are told to buy what they like and not to buy things they hope to increase in worth. Still, financial matters must be considered by collectors, especially…
Rank this Week: 4924

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    How should I deal with the Credit Cards of the Deceased?

    How should I deal with the Credit Cards of the Deceased?
    Avoid probate at all costs. A lot of us have heard it. As an attorney, I’ve certainly said it. When the first spouse passes, assets held jointly become those of the living spouse and avoid probate. Although this is a nice outcome for…
  • Feb 2

    All in the Family

    All in the Family
    Determined to keep the fruits of your hard work in your family forever? Then dynasty trust planning might be worth exploring. Without proper guidance and planning, estate taxes, generation-skipping taxes and gift taxes can significantly…
  • Jan 29

    Un-Traditional IRA Planning

    Un-Traditional IRA Planning
    Many Americans save money in a traditional IRA. If you’re one of them, you have a tax bill coming. Why? Because part of your traditional IRA dollars aresimply a loan from Uncle Sam.While you may not have thought about it, many…
Rank this Week: 1775

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/
  • Feb 8

    Criminal Actions Bought Against an Ilion Nursing Home

    Criminal Actions Bought Against an Ilion Nursing Home
    On January 4, 2016 Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the entry of several guilty pleas in connection with  allegations against Mohawk Valley Health Care Center (MVNH) for falsifying business records and covering up nursing…
  • Feb 5

    Lawsuit Filed Following Newborn Death as Result of Medical Malpractice

    Lawsuit Filed Following Newborn Death as Result of Medical Malpractice
    The family of an infant child filed a lawsuit after the loss of their newborn child in February of 2014 after emergency medical technicians and doctors made a series of medical errors, resulting in the infant’s death. On January 3,…
  • Feb 4

    Brooklyn, NY Nursing Home Cited For DNR Problem

    Brooklyn, NY Nursing Home Cited For DNR Problem
    Hopkins Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare in Brooklyn was recently fined $10,000.00 by the New York State Department of Health for a citation issued during a 2012 inspection.  The incident involved an 87 year-old female resident…
Rank this Week: 4125

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/
  • Feb 8

    Chase the Blues Away Fundraiser

    Chase the Blues Away Fundraiser
    The Chase Family Foundation is having their 4th Annual Chase the Blues Away Fundraiser. Come celebrate Mardi Gras, Tuesday, February 9, 6:00-10:00 pm, Mermaids, 2217 N. College Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72703. Blues music will be provided by…
  • Jan 12

    Advantages of Gifting

    Advantages of Gifting
    Take Advantage of Gifting to Reduce Your Estate  Compliments of Our Law Firm, Deborah Sexton Law firm Written By: The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys For some of us, one reason we earn money is to provide the extras, the…
  • Jan 7

    Funeral

    Funeral
    Practical Discussions About Funerals  Compliments of Our Law Firm, Deborah Sexton Law Firm Written By: The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys With all of the uncertainty in life, the one common denominator we all share and…
Rank this Week: 1605

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1421

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/
Rank this Week: 668

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/
  • Feb 5

    FTC enhances IdentityTheft.gov

    FTC enhances IdentityTheft.gov
    FTC announced enhancements to IdentityTheft.gov – the federal government’s free, one-stop resource to help people fix problems caused by identity theft. IdentityTheft.gov makes it easier for victims of identity theft to report it and…
  • Jan 13

    WV Legislative session begins today, State of the State address tonight

    WV Legislative session begins today, State of the State address tonight
    Today is the first day of the state legislative session which ends in March. Tonight at 7p Gov. Tomblin will present the State of the State address which you can watch live on WV Public Broadcasting, or stream live online. If you tweet about…
  • Jan 13

    WV Future of Aging and Caregiving Taskforce (WVFACT) Legislative Priorities 2016

    WV Future of Aging and Caregiving Taskforce (WVFACT) Legislative Priorities 2016
    WVFACT Coordination and Communication Workgroup Sets Priorities for 2016 Letters Sent to West Virginia's Legislators Shortly before the holidays the Coordination and Communication workgroup, a sub-group of the West Virginia Future of Aging…
Rank this Week: 2443

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers estate planning, probate, guardianship and elder law issues.

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Feb 5

    Dealing With Substance Addictions Part 1: Get to Know the Marchman Act

    Dealing With Substance Addictions Part 1: Get to Know the Marchman Act
    Many of us have a family member who has a substance addiction. If your loved one will  not seek treatment on their own, but you have serious concerns about their health and well-being, you could consider taking action under the…
  • Jan 22

    Renunciation Rule: You Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

    Renunciation Rule: You Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat It Too
    You may not be familiar with the Renunciation Rule. It often comes up in litigation over trusts, and it is a rule that all beneficiaries and trustees should be familiar with. Renunciation in this context requires that a person…
  • Jan 8

    Sneaky Neighbor Gets Caught!

    Sneaky Neighbor Gets Caught!
    In a case from our own backyard, Keul vs Hodges Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Lampp and her late husband executed wills in 2009, several months before he died. Their estate plan provided that after Mrs. Lampp’s death, the entire…
Rank this Week: 3016

J.M. Reinan, P.C. Blog

J.M. Reinan, P.C. Blog

Discusses nursing home neglect & abuse, medical malpractice, consumer protection and civil rights.

http://reinanlaw.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 2731

The Estate Planning and Wealth…

The Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation Blog for Trusted Advisors

Covers asset protection, estate and gift tax, and wills and trusts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://estateplanning.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 4

    Form 8971 and Instructions Issued – How do they Apply to Portability-Only 706 Filings?

    Form 8971 and Instructions Issued – How do they Apply to Portability-Only 706 Filings?
    Earlier this week, the IRS issued final Form 8971 and the related Instructions.  The form is used to report the final estate tax value of property distributed from an estate.  The purpose of the form is to help the IRS enforce…
  • Dec 14

    An Alternative to Estate Tax Closing Letter

    An Alternative to Estate Tax Closing Letter
    As detailed in our two previous posts in early July and a week ago, the IRS will no longer automatically be issuing estate tax closing letters.  The Executor can either call the IRS to request a closing letter (once 4 months have…
  • Dec 1

    Update on IRS Procedure for Estate Tax Closing Letter

    Update on IRS Procedure for Estate Tax Closing Letter
    As we reported in early July, the IRS will no longer be automatically issuing estate tax closing letters.  The burden is on the Executor to request one once 4 months have passed since the filing of the estate tax return.  The IRS…
Rank this Week: 1716

Potter Law Firm Blog

Potter Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.potterestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Feb 2

    Can I Provide a Pet for My Estate Plan

    Can I Provide a Pet for My Estate Plan
    Can I Provide a Pet for My Estate Plan from John Potter Though the concerns are warranted, there is good news for seniors on the estate planning front. Responsible pet ownership is definitely within reach.  Before the advent of pet…
  • Feb 1

    Asset Planning: Preserve What You Have Earned

    Asset Planning: Preserve What You Have Earned
    The term “asset planning” can refer to different sets of circumstances. In this post, we will look at a couple of the ways that proper asset planning can preserve your resources. Lawsuits Business people can sometimes be concerned…
  • Jan 29

    What Is Nursing Home Asset Protection?

    What Is Nursing Home Asset Protection?
    When you hear the term “nursing home asset protection,” you may get a quizzical look on your face. Why would you need to protect your assets from a nursing home when you are going to qualify for Medicare as a senior citizen? It…
Rank this Week: 1610

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Jan 29

    Who is Responsible for Protecting Your Rights as a Shareholder?

    Who is Responsible for Protecting Your Rights as a Shareholder?
    Becoming a shareholder in a corporation is a weighty decision. You are deciding that you trust a company enough to invest. Sometimes, it’s hard to be certain that the company is holding up its end of the deal. As a shareholder, you have…
  • Jan 22

    Exactly How Does Power of Attorney Work?

    Exactly How Does Power of Attorney Work?
    Some people think that establishing power of attorney is only for the very wealthy, or those with pressing health concerns. In fact, it’s a good idea for every person to have this important safeguard in place. With the help of a good…
  • Jan 15

    Why a Nonprofit Nursing Home May Be the Best Option for Your Loved One

    Why a Nonprofit Nursing Home May Be the Best Option for Your Loved One
    Choosing a nursing home facility for an elderly loved one is a difficult decision for a family to make. There are so many factors at play: quality of care, distance from home, and a pleasant environment, among others. Many options may be…
Rank this Week: 1735

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

Covers recent cases, helpful tips, and research with personal injury, workers compensation, accident injuries, nursing home neglect and abuse, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.

http://www.malmanlaw.com/malman-law-injury-blog
  • Jan 28

    What Movies Do Not Tell You about Personal Injury Claim

    What Movies Do Not Tell You about Personal Injury Claim
    Hollywood loves to feature legal stories. After all, criminal cases and big lawsuits always make for a great show. What they do not seem to feature, however, is reality. Over the years, Hollywood has given way for several misconceptions…
  • Jan 25

    The Three Most Famous Personal Injury Cases of All Time

    The Three Most Famous Personal Injury Cases of All Time
    Most personal injury lawsuits never see a newspaper or reach the headlines on your local news report. However, there are three that still to this day come back in headlines. Surprisingly, the most famous personal injury lawsuits are not all…
  • Jan 21

    Top Reasons Doctors Are Sued for Malpractice

    Top Reasons Doctors Are Sued for Malpractice
    It is a significant goal of every physician in practice today to avoid medical malpractice lawsuits. Unfortunately, errors can occur and those errors can lead to long-term injuries or even death for innocent patients. A simple error is not…
Rank this Week: 1687

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Jan 27

    Who Should You Discuss Your Estate Plan With?

    Who Should You Discuss Your Estate Plan With?
    When you create an estate plan, the first question that will be on your mind is whom you should discuss your wishes with. Unfortunately, the answer isn't as simple as you might think. Keeping an Estate Plan Secret Some individuals...
  • Jan 22

    Elder Law: The Importance of a Durable Power of Attorney

    Elder Law: The Importance of a Durable Power of Attorney
    A Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA) is a legal document in which you assign a family member or close friend to manage specified items. You can arrange to make someone your DPOA in the event that an unexpected circumstance arises...
  • Jan 15

    Filing for Veteran's Aid: Documentation and Verification

    Filing for Veteran's Aid: Documentation and Verification
    When you apply for Veteran's Aid, like any other assistance program, especially those run by a government entity, they are not just going to take you at your word. It is a red-tape process, and they will require documentation to...
Rank this Week: 1582

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Jan 24

    Sacramento Nursing Home Costs Are Among the Highest in the Country

    Sacramento Nursing Home Costs Are Among the Highest in the Country
    Our firm practices law in Sacramento, California, and we also have an office in Roseville. Anyone who lives in our area knows that there are countless advantages, and it is truly a great place to live. We have everything that big cities have…
  • Jan 21

    A Probate Attorney Can Help With Estate Administration

    A Probate Attorney Can Help With Estate Administration
    You should be aware of the multifaceted nature of a properly constructed estate plan.  It is wise to take a 360 degree approach so that you can leave behind a workable situation for your loved ones after you are gone. A last will is a…
  • Jan 21

    Free Report: Is Incapacity Planning in Northern California Really Important

    Free Report: Is Incapacity Planning in Northern California Really Important
    When you are going through life as a relatively healthy adult, the prospect of incapacity can seem alien to you. Of course we all recognize the fact that elders sometimes become unable to handle all their own affairs, but it can seem like…
Rank this Week: 2352

Michigan Estate Planning, Probate…

Michigan Estate Planning, Probate and Elder Law

Covers Michigan estate planning, wills, living trusts, powers of attorney, elder law, caregiving, family matters and growing older . By Glenn Matecun.

http://matecunlaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 19

    Do you see the real person, or just what you want to see?

    Do you see the real person, or just what you want to see?
    This is a preview of this month’s legal corner article which will be published on January 27, 2016. “Uniqueness is what makes you the most beautiful.”  ~ Lea Michele I was re-reading one of the late Stephen…
  • Mar 31

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?
    Check this out if you want to learn more about how a Michigan Lady Bird Deed works and how it can help with your Will, Trust or other estate planning.
  • Mar 31

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?
    Check this out if you want to learn more about how a Michigan Lady Bird Deed works and how it can help with your Will, Trust or other estate planning.
Rank this Week: 4697

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate topics in New York. By the Law Offices of Roman Aminov.

http://www.aminovlaw.com
  • Jan 18

    Ethical Wills: A Legacy With Love

    Ethical Wills: A Legacy With Love
    My dream to build an estate planning practice was born early in my law school career. My first trusts and estates class introduced me to a legal world where the most important and sensitive parts of our lives, our mortality, were front and…
  • Dec 17

    Where Should I Keep My Will

    Where Should I Keep My Will
    So you’ve done the responsible thing. You’ve prepared a last will to protect your family when you die. Great – now where do you keep it? For starters, somewhere your loved ones can find it. But which place is most safe yet…
  • Oct 27

    Seven Questions to Ask an Estate and Probate Attorney

    Seven Questions to Ask an Estate and Probate Attorney
    Nobody wants to call a probate lawyer. People only call us when they are dealing with the loss of a family member and need help through the process. Over the years, I have been privileged to speak with hundreds of clients and helped address…
Rank this Week: 1885

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Jan 16

    #Walktoria – Highlighting Pedestrian Safety in Greater Victoria

    #Walktoria – Highlighting Pedestrian Safety in Greater Victoria
    The other night a tweet was posted: It highlighted a common problem, a “ghost crosswalk” across a busy road to a bus stop in Saanich.  It seems that being a pedestrian in Victoria comes with some less than ideal conditions.…
  • Jan 7

    Waiving Goodbye to Rights in Marine Accident

    Waiving Goodbye to Rights in Marine Accident
    When is a Liability Waiver Effective? Giving up, or waiving, the right to claim for the consequences of someone else’s carelessness is something we all frequently do.   A surprising number of activities we regularly engage in…
  • Jan 6

    Zombie Ships – the Perils of Failing to Neutralize Your Vessel Ownership

    Zombie Ships – the Perils of Failing to Neutralize Your Vessel Ownership
    Captain Black decided to sell his tug and barge to a fellow from up the coast who wanted to start a dock building business.  His wife and warmer weather begged for Black’s attention.  Black signed the bills of sale and pushed…
Rank this Week: 1800

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/
  • Jan 14

    Large Nursing Home Chain, Kindred, Caught Defrauding Medicare

    Large Nursing Home Chain, Kindred, Caught Defrauding Medicare
    As I’ve written before, the real drivers of healthcare costs are not lawsuits, which studies by Johns Hopkins Medicine found are less than 1% of healthcare costs. The big costs are a result of fraud. Kindred Healthcare, a large chain of…
  • Jan 6

    Momentum Builds Against Use of Predispute Arbitration Clauses in Long-Term Care Admission Agreement

    Momentum Builds Against Use of Predispute Arbitration Clauses in Long-Term Care Admission Agreement
    Stark & Stark Associate Eric D. Dakhari, member of the Nursing Home Litigation Group, authored the article Momentum Builds Against Use of Predispute Arbitration Clauses in Long-Term Care Admission Agreements, which was published on NJ.com…
  • Dec 30

    The Lurking Dangers of Blood Thinners in Nursing Home

    The Lurking Dangers of Blood Thinners in Nursing Home
    Often, elderly people are prescribed blood thinners, otherwise known as anti-coagulants, like Coumadin and several others. While these drugs can significantly help with conditions such as DVTs (deep vein thrombosis) and strokes, they also…
Rank this Week: 1267