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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
  • Sep 26

    Cohabitating Couples Need Clear Agreement

    Cohabitating Couples Need Clear Agreement
    Millennials appear to be less likely to marry and more likely to live together. As the Huffington Post explains, “[c]ouples are now more apt to consider cohabitation as their next stage in their relationships before they begin to…
  • Sep 23

    6 Ways to Multitask More Effectively

    6 Ways to Multitask More Effectively
    Many lawyers believe that their productivity gets a boost when they multitask. Sadly, it may be just the opposite. But because multitasking isn’t going away anytime soon, lawyers can learn ways to break bad habits and multitask more…
  • Sep 21

    The Pros and Cons of Requiring Workplace Arbitration

    The Pros and Cons of Requiring Workplace Arbitration
    The following is a guest blog post by Jeffrey D. Polsky, a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, where he counsels employers on California employment law issues, represents them in litigation, and writes for Fox Rothschild’s California…
Rank this Week: 87

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
  • Sep 23

    In Virginia How Much Can You Be Charged For Your Medical Records?

    In Virginia How Much Can You Be Charged For Your Medical Records?
    In Virginia when a patient requests a copy of his or her own records, a “reasonable cost-based fee, which shall include only the cost of supplies for and labor of copying the requested information, and postage” shall be charged.…
  • Sep 21

    Virginia’s Advance Directive Registry

    Virginia’s Advance Directive Registry
    Virginia is one of 13 States that administer legislatively authorized health care advance directive registries: Information on Virginia’s Registry is as follows: • Administrator: Department of Health, Connect Virginia Exchange…
  • Sep 19

    The Need for Medical Treatment to Obtain Social Security Disability & SSI Benefit

    The Need for Medical Treatment to Obtain Social Security Disability & SSI Benefit
    As an Attorney who has been practicing Social Security Disability law in Virginia for over 20 years, I understand the importance of obtaining proper medical treatment, advocacy and detail for claimants hoping to receive their Social Security…
Rank this Week: 77

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 21

    What is a Discretionary Trust and When Should I Use it?

    What is a Discretionary Trust and When Should I Use it?
    What Is It? A Discretionary Trust is another type of trust that is commonly used by a grantor seeking to distribute assets to a class of people or their family. Unlike a mandatory trust which requires distributions of income and principal be…
  • Sep 18

    What is a Delaware Directed Trust?

    What is a Delaware Directed Trust?
    A directed trust is a type of investment trust that appoints a particular trustee, usually a bank or firm, to administer specific aspects of the trust. Trustees who are responsible for directed trusts generally have a number of other…
  • Sep 14

    Back to the Basics – The Notice Act

    Back to the Basics – The Notice Act
    Rising Medical Bills Experiencing a life threatening accident or injury is one of the scariest and most confusing times in a person’s life, but what further complicates these emotional times are the staggering medical bills received…
Rank this Week: 202

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/
  • Sep 14

    Nursing Home Fight Results in the Death of a Resident

    Nursing Home Fight Results in the Death of a Resident
    A Buffalo nursing home is under investigation after a resident-on-resident fight resulted in death at Emerald South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  The fight began when 83 year old Ruth Murray accidentally wandered into a male…
  • Sep 6

    Study Suggests Cure to Alzheimer’s May Be on the Horizon

    Study Suggests Cure to Alzheimer’s May Be on the Horizon
    An experimental drug may have led researchers one step closer to preventing Alzheimer’s disease. The drug is called ‘aducanumab’ and was developed by Biogen, a pharmaceutical company based in Massachusetts who also funded…
  • Aug 21

    Nursing Home Staff Arrested For Failing to Provide Care to 94 Year-Old Resident

    Nursing Home Staff Arrested For Failing to Provide Care to 94 Year-Old Resident
    Four nursing home staff members were arrested for neglecting to provide care to a 94-year old resident at Focus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Cooperstown, NY. The elderly female resident was diagnosed with a 4cm x 2cm pressure sore after…
Rank this Week: 165

Law for the Long Haul

Law for the Long Haul

Covers estate planning, disability, Medicare, Medicaid, retirement, and long-term care. By Nancy Dollar.

http://www.lawforthelonghaul.com
  • Aug 26

    Medicare and the New Insurance Marketplace

    Medicare and the New Insurance Marketplace
    Every week, "Medicare Monday" features a Medicare question or issue. If there is a Medicare-related topic you would like to be addressed here, please write in to ask@lawforthelonghaul.com. Please, do not send any information that…
  • Aug 23

    End of the Week Review

    End of the Week Review
    This week on Law for the Long Haul:who is eligible for Medicare what is a living trustVeteran retires after more than 50 years of serviceThis week, elsewhere: The Washington Post discussed a study on "super-agers." For the Huffington…
  • Aug 22

    Veteran Retires at 71, After Over 50 Years of Service

    Veteran Retires at 71, After Over 50 Years of Service
    "Thankful Thursday" is a time for us to share a heartwarming story, express our gratitude, and reflect on the week. If you have something you would like to see featured here, please write to: tips@lawforthelonghaul.com.Major Bill Ray has…
Rank this Week: 84

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/
  • Sep 26

    Determining the Appropriate Level of Care

    Determining the Appropriate Level of Care
    Nearly all clients want to remain in their home for as long as possible. Determining when additional levels of care are necessary and when it is not safe for an individual to remain at home often requires the intervention of a team of persons…
  • Sep 20

    Protecting Seniors From Isolation

    Protecting Seniors From Isolation
    Although we frequently think of seniors as living among family members or in a senior community or other shared housing arrangement, the likelihood of living alone rises as one ages, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Among women 65 to 74…
  • Sep 19

    My Loved One Just Died and I’m Named as Executor . . . Now What?

    My Loved One Just Died and I’m Named as Executor . . . Now What?
    Losing a loved one is difficult enough, but losing a loved one and being faced with the responsibility of serving as executor of his or her estate can be extremely overwhelming. If you find yourself in this situation, or if you know someone…
Rank this Week: 1830

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/
  • Sep 26

    Why Do I Need a Pour Over Will?

    Why Do I Need a Pour Over Will?
    If one of your goals in estate planning is to avoid probate through a revocable living trust, you should also have a “pour over” will.  Pour over wills allow certain property that passes through your will at your death…
  • Sep 6

    How is a Trust Different from my Last Will and Testament?

    How is a Trust Different from my Last Will and Testament?
    If you have any knowledge about estate planning, you have no doubt heard the terms “last will and testament” and “trust.”  However, do you know how these two estate planning tools different?  While…
  • Aug 12

    What Is A Gun Trust And Why Do I Need One

    What Is A Gun Trust And Why Do I Need One
    What Is A Gun Trust And Why Do I Need One from Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd.  A gun trust can be beneficial in handling the inheritance of certain types of weapons, especially those that are governed by federal and state regulations.…
Rank this Week: 3344

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Sep 26

    Spied on by my Vibrator? A Peek between the Sheets of BC’s Privacy Laws (Video Blog)

    Spied on by my Vibrator? A Peek between the Sheets of BC’s Privacy Laws (Video Blog)
    Hello, and welcome to this week’s video blog on the law. This week we are taking a peek between the sheets of BC’s Privacy laws as they pertain to the ever growing array of internet connected consumer devices that may be…
  • Sep 24

    Is an Apology an Admission of Fault?

    Is an Apology an Admission of Fault?
    For Landlubbers No, for Mariners Perhaps In February of 2001, while conducting a demonstration for civilian observers nine miles off the Hawiian island of Oahu, the U.S. nuclear submarine Greeneville performed an emergency ballast blow and…
  • Sep 19

    Video Blog: ICBC Hit and Run Accident Claim

    Video Blog: ICBC Hit and Run Accident Claim
    Video Blog: ICBC Hit and Run Claims British Columbia insurance law makes sure that every vehicle licensed in this province carries at least basic coverage of $200,000 in third party liability insurance through ICBC.  This basic…
Rank this Week: 1747

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    How Long Does Florida Probate Take

    How Long Does Florida Probate Take
    One question the most frequent questions our Jacksonville estate planning lawyers receive is how long does a probate case in Florida take? Often the best answer to how long a Florida Probate Case takes is “it depends.”  The…
  • Sep 26

    2016 Amendments to the Florida Probate Rule

    2016 Amendments to the Florida Probate Rule
    This year the Florida Probate Rules Committee has a added a few new rules to the Probate Code. Many of these rules are minor amendments to the old rules or clarifications of previously vague language. The biggest change to the code was the…
  • Sep 23

    Promise To Establish A Trust In The Future

    Promise To Establish A Trust In The Future
    The general rule in estate planning is that if something is not in writing it usually will not be legally valid.  For instance, Florida law requires a Will or trust must be in writing to be effective.  However, one question we often…
Rank this Week: 472

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: 3143

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 26

    New Study Finds Vaping Has Pushed Teen Nicotine-Use Rates To Levels Not Seen Since 1995

    New Study Finds Vaping Has Pushed Teen Nicotine-Use Rates To Levels Not Seen Since 1995
    The New York Times reports that a study release today in the journal Pediatrics finds that “many teenagers who never would have smoked cigarettes are now ‘vaping’ with flavored e-cigarettes, leading to a new…
  • Sep 23

    Keep Your Golden Years Gold: Protecting Your Retirement After a Car Crash

    Keep Your Golden Years Gold: Protecting Your Retirement After a Car Crash
    You worked hard for most of your life to get to retirement. Then you’re driving in a strange city, look down at your GPS to see where you’re at, and you rear-end the car in front of you that had … Continue reading →
  • Sep 22

    Opioid Deaths Among ICU Patients on the Rise

    Opioid Deaths Among ICU Patients on the Rise
    Forbes contributor CJ Arlotta writes that research suggests “the opioid epidemic is not only impacting households across the nation; it’s also placing an additional unnecessary burden on the country’s healthcare system,…
Rank this Week: 3029

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

Covers Pennsylvania and national elder law and estate planning issues. By Jeffrey A. Marshall.

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4631

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Sep 26

    Opiod Epidemic

    Opiod Epidemic
    The L.A. Times had a remarkable article on the dangers of opiod drugs.  Over the last 20 years, more than 7 million Americans have abused OxyContin, according to the federal government’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health.…
  • Sep 25

    Nursing Home Employees Arrested for Humiliating Photo

    Nursing Home Employees Arrested for Humiliating Photo
    CNYCentral reported the arrest of four nursing home employees for taking pictures of elderly residents in humiliating poses, demeaning to the residents.  Mathew Reynolds and Angel Rood, both working at Pontiac Nursing home in…
  • Sep 24

    Breach of Trust

    Breach of Trust
    Fox4KC reported the arrest of nursing home employee Angela Kreps who is accused of stealing thousands from a cancer victim. Kreps was director of social services at the Maple Wood Care Center.  Kreps used her position at…
Rank this Week: 253

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/
Rank this Week: 2294

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Sep 25

    Yet Another Scam (Part 2)

    Yet Another Scam (Part 2)
                Last week I was telling you how Joe got scammed.  He paid money to increase his odds of winning a Publisher’s Clearinghouse prize.  It was all a lie and he…
  • Sep 18

    Yet Another Scam

    Yet Another Scam
          6 months ago I wrote about some common scams that target seniors. Here’s another one that doesn’t just prey on seniors but really on anyone who is struggling financially.…
  • Sep 11

    A Simple Estate Matter? Not so Fast (Part 2)

    A Simple Estate Matter? Not so Fast (Part 2)
                 Last week I was telling you about Mark’s call regarding the administration of his sister, Melanie’s estate.   He had gone to the Surrogate to get…
Rank this Week: 1495

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/
  • Sep 24

    IRS relaxes rule for late retirement plan rollover

    IRS relaxes rule for late retirement plan rollover
    Taxpayers rolling over a distribution from an IRA or other retirement account into another account must complete the rollover within 60 days of taking the distribution, or face paying income tax on those funds. In the past, if you failed to…
  • Sep 22

    Do your Social Security homework before you apply for benefit

    Do your Social Security homework before you apply for benefit
    If you are relying solely on the Social Security Administration staff or its website to help you determine when and how to take benefits, you should probably do a little more research. The General Accounting Office just released its…
  • Sep 13

    Some Medicare beneficiaries improperly denied benefits based on defunct "improvement standard"

    Some Medicare beneficiaries improperly denied benefits based on defunct "improvement standard"
    It always pays to be your own health advocate.  In 2012 I informed you that Medicare had eliminated its so-called "improvement standard." Under the new rule, beneficiaries are covered for short-term skilled nursing or…
Rank this Week: 4447

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/
  • Sep 24

    Nursing Home Blamed for Serious MRSA Infection

    Nursing Home Blamed for Serious MRSA Infection
    Nursing homes are supposed to be safe places where our elderly loved ones can get the care they require. Instead, sometimes a care facility does not proper care and residents can be hurt. Neglectful care in nursing homes is a serious concern,…
  • Sep 21

    Nursing Home Accused of Negligence in Death of Resident

    Nursing Home Accused of Negligence in Death of Resident
    Nursing home safety is of great concern, especially to those with loved ones residing there. When we choose a care center for our elderly parent we visit the location, review the brochure, and speak with the manager. Yet as careful as we may…
  • Sep 19

    Fall Prevention in Nursing Home

    Fall Prevention in Nursing Home
    Falls are the number one cause of injuries to senior citizens and many of these falls occur in nursing homes. While nursing facilities are supposed to provide proper care, many times they fail to adequately supervise and assist residents.…
Rank this Week: 2312

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/
  • Sep 23

    Learning More About Restraints and Nursing Home Abuse

    Learning More About Restraints and Nursing Home Abuse
    Do you know enough about restraints in nursing homes and the importance of restraint-free care? According to a fact sheet from the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR), we as a society used to believe that the use of…
  • Sep 16

    Nursing Home Abuse and Mental Illne

    Nursing Home Abuse and Mental Illne
    What do you know about mental health and nursing home neglect? According to an article in Psychology Today, mental illness has become “the biggest economic burden of any health issue in the world, costing $2.5 trillion in 2010”…
  • Sep 9

    Choosing the Best Nursing Home for Your Loved One

    Choosing the Best Nursing Home for Your Loved One
    Throughout the San Diego area, residents are aging and requiring care in nursing homes. According to a fact sheet from the California Department of Aging, our state is “projected to be one of the fastest growing states in the nation in…
Rank this Week: 1109

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt…

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt Blog

Covers caregiver issues, estate planning, living at home and special needs trusts.

http://www.alexislevitt.com/blog/
  • Sep 23

    Finally – Disabled Children of Military Retirees Can Receive the Parent’s Pension AND Keep Public Benefit

    Finally – Disabled Children of Military Retirees Can Receive the Parent’s Pension AND Keep Public Benefit
    ** This post applies only to families of military RETIREES – not enlisted soldiers. ** Upon retiring from the military, an employee has earned a pension. For a retiree with a disabled child, she has been able to designate that upon her…
  • Sep 20

    South Shore Walk to End Alzheimer’

    South Shore Walk to End Alzheimer’
    This weekend, my team walked to raise funds to end Alzheimer’s and to raise awareness. It was a beautiful day for a walk along the Plymouth waterfront, and I learned about more resources that the Alzheimer’s Association offers for…
  • Jun 13

    The Globe Made It Sound Like All of Our Seniors are Living Like the 1% and That Ticked Me Off

    The Globe Made It Sound Like All of Our Seniors are Living Like the 1% and That Ticked Me Off
    The Boston Globe Magazine wrote in its 1/31/16 issue of a Massachusetts building boom of senior care communities targeted essentially at the “1%.” You can see that article here. I was ticked off at the tone of the article, to say…
Rank this Week: 4636

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Sep 23

    Why You Need a New Powerful Power of Attorney in 2016

    Why You Need a New Powerful Power of Attorney in 2016
    Think a spouse or child can simply step in and make financial and health decisions for you in the event you are incapacitated? Not so fast. Compliance departments at financial institutions are developing increasingly stringent policies…
  • Sep 16

    Long-term care premiums going up? Find out how legal planning can help!

    Long-term care premiums going up? Find out how legal planning can help!
    If you are among the 8 million Americans with long-term care insurance, you may have noticed your premiums climbing higher and higher. You’re not alone. Long-term care insurance premiums have been rapidly increasing for seniors across…
  • May 17

    Time to take RMDs. Time to understand taxes.

    Time to take RMDs. Time to understand taxes.
    An IRA can be a beautiful thing.  You can contribute money to a retirement account and it grows tax deferred until you withdraw it.  Many folks leave their IRAs in place, still growing through retirement until they have to start…
Rank this Week: 1740

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/
Rank this Week: 2246

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Sep 23

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Kemal Amen “Casey” Kasem (1932-2014) – Disc Jockey, Radio Celebrity & Voice Actor Casey Kasem was an American disc jockey, music historian, radio celebrity, voice actor, and actor known for being the host of several…
  • Sep 20

    What Is a Pour Over Will and Do I Need One?

    What Is a Pour Over Will and Do I Need One?
    When discussing estate planning you may have heard the term “pour over Will” used at some point and wondered “What is a pour over Will and do I need one?” The simple answer to that is that if you are relying on a…
  • Sep 16

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Mary Pickford (1892-1979) – Actress, Producer & Screenwriter Mary Pickford was a Canadian-American motion picture actress, cofounder of the film studio United Artists and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion…
Rank this Week: 2347

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
  • Sep 23

    Knowing Your Auto Insurance Policy Could Help After an Accident

    Knowing Your Auto Insurance Policy Could Help After an Accident
    Chicago Attorneys Assisting with Insurance Claims There are an estimated five million motor accidents that occur each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). If you are involved in an accident,…
  • Sep 20

    Proving Your Truck Accident Case Using Data from the Black Box

    Proving Your Truck Accident Case Using Data from the Black Box
    Serving Victims of Truck Accidents in the Chicago Area According to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, out of the 411,000 reported crashes involving large commercial vehicles in 2014, there were…
  • Sep 16

    Distracted Driving – How to Break the Habit

    Distracted Driving – How to Break the Habit
    Chicago Attorneys Serving Victims of Distracted Drivers Distracted driving is something that is 100 percent preventable; yet, it is still a growing problem in the United States. More drivers are finding themselves distracted behind the wheel,…
Rank this Week: 1628

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/
  • Sep 22

    Idaho Estate Planning - Get Real: Planning for Life, Death, and Disability

    Idaho Estate Planning - Get Real: Planning for Life, Death, and Disability
    One of easiest things to do in this world is to ignore the future and not just any future, our own future. It’s much easier to predict what will happen to other people. We can see with great clarity where they’re headed and the problems…
  • Sep 19

    Idaho Elder Law - Yes, Medicaid Planning is Ethical

    Idaho Elder Law - Yes, Medicaid Planning is Ethical
    Under the attorneys’ rules of professional conduct (our ethical rules) we have an obligation to “zealously represent” our clients. We also cannot advise clients to act in a manner that is illegal or will perpetrate a fraud on the court.
  • Sep 15

    Idaho Elder Law - Medicaid Planning is Legal

    Idaho Elder Law - Medicaid Planning is Legal
    The first thing to know is that it is not illegal to do Medicaid Planning. It is illegal to “hide” assets and hiding assets will land you in prison.
Rank this Week: 2674

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Sep 22

    What Is the Veterans Aid and Attendance Special Pension?

    What Is the Veterans Aid and Attendance Special Pension?
    People who have served our country in the military can be eligible for certain benefits that can help them out during their retirement years. This is a small reward considering the extent of the sacrifices that are made by our veterans, but…
  • Sep 20

    Can North Dakota Medicaid Planning Help at the Last Minute?

    Can North Dakota Medicaid Planning Help at the Last Minute?
    Do you suddenly need to qualify for Medicaid as a senior because you cannot afford the high cost of long-term care? If so, you are hardly alone. Over half of all seniors eventually turn to the Medicaid program for help paying for long-term…
  • Sep 15

    Tips for Keeping Seniors Safe behind the Wheel

    Tips for Keeping Seniors Safe behind the Wheel
    Think back to when you got your driver’s license for the first time. Remember the anticipation as you waited to be old enough to get behind the wheel and finally gain some freedom and independence? Now imagine someone taking that…
Rank this Week: 1555

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/
  • Sep 21

    Retirement Planning: The Imperfect Storm

    Retirement Planning: The Imperfect Storm
    This is an article from The Vermillion Law Firm, LLC (http://www.vermillionlawfirm.com/) in Dallas, Texas, that we thought others may find helpful. You may have gotten your first introduction to retirement planning when you secured your first…
  • Sep 20

    3 Basic Types of Financial Powers of Attorney

    3 Basic Types of Financial Powers of Attorney
    This article was written by Sabrina Winters, Attorney at Law, in Charlotte, North Carolina. http://www.ncestateplanninginfo.com/  We hope that you will find it as informative as we did. A power of attorney allows a person you appoint…
  • Sep 16

    Long Term Care Insurance: Yes or No?

    Long Term Care Insurance: Yes or No?
    This is an article from The Law Firm of Evan H. Farr, P.C. in Fairfax, Virginia, (http://www.farrlawfirm.com/ ,Tel: 703-691-1888) that we thought others may find helpful. Q. Long-term care is a subject we’ve been avoiding for years, but…
Rank this Week: 1536

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/
  • Sep 21

    Should you name your children or your estate on your life insurance policy?

    Should you name your children or your estate on your life insurance policy?
    When it comes to naming the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. There are plenty of variables to consider but they fit individual people differently. A reader recently wrote to me asking about…
  • Sep 17

    Three out of four isn't bad

    Three out of four isn't bad
    I just noticed that of the four top-selling books in the law category on my publisher's site, three of them were written by me. "For My Family, With Love" continues to be a very strong seller even though it has been out for a couple…
  • Sep 16

    How do you find your deceased parents assets when they've been gone for 14 years?

    How do you find your deceased parents assets when they've been gone for 14 years?
    Now here's a tough one. A reader left me this brief note: "How do you find your deceased parents assets when they been gone longer than 14 years?" There's an awful lot I don't know about your situation, including why 14 years have…
Rank this Week: 4917

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills in Utah. By Jason C. Hunter.

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Sep 20

    How you can benefit from elder law services - Video | KRIV

    How you can benefit from elder law services - Video | KRIV
    via www.fox26houston.com How you can benefit from elder law services? ElderCounsel CEO, Valerie Peterson, J.D., was live on Fox 26 Houston on Thursday, September 15. She talked about common elder law planning misconceptions, long term care in…
  • Aug 22

    The Joy Of Inheriting Appreciated Property

    The Joy Of Inheriting Appreciated Property
    When you inherit property, such as a house or stocks, the property is usually worth more than it was when the original owner purchased it. If you were to sell the property, there could be huge capital gains taxes. Fortunately, when you…
  • Aug 21

    When PODs Go BAD

    When PODs Go BAD
    Are payable on death accounts a simple way to pass assets to heirs or are they a mistake? It sure sounds simple. With a payable on death account or paid on death account, you name a beneficiary who gets the account when you die—no probate,…
Rank this Week: 4671

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Sep 20

    What Happens When There Are Two Wills – Which Takes Precedence?

    What Happens When There Are Two Wills – Which Takes Precedence?
    Throughout a person’s life, one goes through many stages. A person may draft a will in his or her early 20’s, but as one acquires more assets, gets married, and even has children, his or her estate planning needs will change. This…
  • Sep 13

    Steps to Take to Ensure That Your Will is Valid

    Steps to Take to Ensure That Your Will is Valid
    A will is a formal legal document that allows you to dictate how you want your estate to be managed and distributed upon your death. The state of New York has clear laws as to how your will is validated and executed in the manner in which you…
  • Sep 6

    Palliative Care: Will the New Law Affect Your Plans?

    Palliative Care: Will the New Law Affect Your Plans?
    In February 2011, the Palliative Care Information Act was amended by the state of New York. This Act requires that doctors and nurse practitioners inform terminally ill patients about their end-of-life options – and offer counseling…
Rank this Week: 1736

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: 537

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Sep 17

    Wells Fargo’s Senior Management Must Be Held Responsible for Bank Fraud

    Wells Fargo’s Senior Management Must Be Held Responsible for Bank Fraud
    A few years ago, I opened an account at a local branch of Wells Fargo Bank for a limited purpose. Once that purpose was accomplished, I intended to immediately close the account. A young bank officer who facilitated the transaction…
  • Sep 6

    Outfoxed: Carlson Settles for $20 Million & Apology

    Outfoxed: Carlson Settles for $20 Million & Apology
    Former Fox News Anchor Gretchen Carlson  has received among the largest payouts in history  – $20 million – to settle a sexual harassment case. Ironically, the case was settled not by the defendant, former…
  • Aug 2

    Taxpayers Subsidize Age Discrimination by Fed

    Taxpayers Subsidize Age Discrimination by Fed
    It is ironic that our nation’s largest employer, the U.S. government, is one of the worst offenders with respect to age discrimination in hiring. President Barack Obama in 2010 unilaterally signed an executive order that allows federal…
Rank this Week: 1471

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/
  • Sep 15

    Financial Exploitation and Law: What's New?

    Financial Exploitation and Law: What's New?
    New legal tools for financial exploitation prevention and intervention in WV: 1. The Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA) of 2012 www.legis.state.wv.us/wvcode/Code.cfm?chap=39b&art=01#01 Reform of financial powers of attorney includes…
  • Jul 22

    Assistive Technology grants for individuals, apply by October 1

    Assistive Technology grants for individuals, apply by October 1
    Do you or your family member need assistive technology and do not know where to turn? PATHS, the Partnerships in Assistive TecHnologieS, is a non-profit group dedicated to increasing awareness about and access to assistive technology (AT). …
  • Jul 21

    WV Flood victims: Disaster-SNAP benefits available, apply BY JULY 31

    WV Flood victims: Disaster-SNAP benefits available, apply BY JULY 31
    The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) announced on July 20, 2016 that residents who lived or worked in Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers and Webster…
Rank this Week: 2421

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/
  • Sep 14

    Hospice Care —Benefits for Those with Life-Limiting Illnesses (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    Hospice Care —Benefits for Those with Life-Limiting Illnesses (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    Hospice care is a team-oriented approach to medical care, designed to enhance the quality of life as it nears its end. It is designed to aid in pain management and offer emotional and spiritual support through palliative therapy, education…
  • Aug 31

    Electing Portability

    Electing Portability
    Every person is entitled to give away a certain amount of money tax-free, either during life or at death. Under the current federal estate tax law, all US citizens are each allowed an estate tax exemption of $5,000,000 (this amount is…
  • Aug 15

    Long Term Care Insurance—Is It Right For You? (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    Long Term Care Insurance—Is It Right For You? (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    Long term care insurance (LTC insurance), unlike most health insurance plans, pays for the cost of your care when you need permanent help with activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, eating, etc.). Depending on the LTC policy, covered…
Rank this Week: 2335

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Sep 13

    The Long Arm of Florida’s Code

    The Long Arm of Florida’s Code
    In 2013 the Florida Legislature enacted Fl. Stat. 736.202 to clarify when Florida courts have jurisdiction to hear disputes involving trusts. Lawyers refer to this type of statute as establishing “long arm” jurisdiction. The…
  • Aug 29

    Preventing Alzheimer’

    Preventing Alzheimer’
    More and more medical research is appearing which links simple lifestyle changes to preventing cognitive decline.  A recent article in the August 22, 2016 issue of Time Magazine highlights research by a Virginia neurologist, Dr. Majid…
  • Aug 16

    Tug of War Over Dead Body?!

    Tug of War Over Dead Body?!
    The Florida Legislature recently has answered the emotional question of how a dispute of over a person’s cremated remains is to be split resolved.  Two years ago, there was a court case involving a dispute between two divorced…
Rank this Week: 3052

Nursing Home Law Center

Nursing Home Law Center

Covers common problems encountered by residents and their families at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers.

https://www.nursinghomelawcenter.org/
  • Sep 12

    Lawsuit Alleges Patient Death Due to Improper Wheelchair Transfer

    Lawsuit Alleges Patient Death Due to Improper Wheelchair Transfer
    When nursing care center staff members are worn thin due to limited resources and understaffing, it is very likely that they will make mistakes which have serious consequences. Regardless of their intentions, it is important that the people…
  • Aug 31

    Illinois Nursing Complaint Anonymity Bill Threatens Patients’ Right

    Illinois Nursing Complaint Anonymity Bill Threatens Patients’ Right
    When nursing abuse victims fear for their safety due to threats and repeated abuse; their anonymity can be the difference between reporting their plight to authorities and choosing to suffer in silence. Illinois has indicated in the past that…
  • Jul 18

    Judge Goes Above and Beyond in Sentencing Nursing Home Rapist

    Judge Goes Above and Beyond in Sentencing Nursing Home Rapist
    Many sexual assault cases against the elderly go unreported, especially when the victim suffers medical conditions such as confusion, memory loss or difficulty in communicating. In many cases, the perpetrator tricks, coerces or manipulates…
Rank this Week: 941

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/
  • Sep 7

    CMS Issues Revised and Modified Pre-Solicitation Notice

    CMS Issues Revised and Modified Pre-Solicitation Notice
    We have been reporting over the last several months that CMS was soliciting bids for an RFP for the Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC), to review WCMSA proposals.  We have been anxiously awaiting CMS’ revised and…
  • Sep 1

    Naloxone, the Antidote, and the Effect on CMS Approval

    Naloxone, the Antidote, and the Effect on CMS Approval
    It is well known that we are still in an opioid crisis.  As reported, opioids were involved in16,235 deaths in 2013 and 28,647 deaths in 2014 and overdoses from opioids have quadrupled since 2000.  Yet, we consistently continue to…
  • Aug 26

    MSA Company Not Liable for Underfunding MSA

    MSA Company Not Liable for Underfunding MSA
    All these years later and Mr. Bindrum is still mad about his 2008 settlement with AIG. Today an unpublished opinion was reported out of the State of Vermont that shows that after his unsuccessful suit against AIG in federal court for…
Rank this Week: 4498

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Sep 7

    Family feuds, horse-drawn carriages, vintage automobiles, and brotherly love gone stale

    Family feuds, horse-drawn carriages, vintage automobiles, and brotherly love gone stale
    Family feuds are routinely unpleasant and usually ugly. Unfortunately, estate disputes prove the rule. Passions and emotions are inflamed and sound judgment is often in short supply. However, warring litigants who look to the court for…
  • Sep 6

    CAPITAL DIVIDEND ACCOUNT ELECTIONS AND THE DATE GONE WRONG?

    CAPITAL DIVIDEND ACCOUNT ELECTIONS AND THE DATE GONE WRONG?
    As I mentioned in a previous blog, the capital dividend account (“CDA”) is often a central feature of tax planning for individuals with private corporations with the opportunity to make tax-free distributions to shareholders on…
  • Sep 2

    JOINT ASSETS: APPRECIATING COMPLEXITY

    JOINT ASSETS: APPRECIATING COMPLEXITY
    The potential pitfalls of using joint ownership of property between parent and adult child as a means of reducing exposure to estate administration tax has received increased attention in recent years, in particular since the Pecore decision.…
Rank this Week: 2928

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Sep 7

    Prepare for Proposed 2704 Regulations, Valid or Not

    Prepare for Proposed 2704 Regulations, Valid or Not
    In early August, the IRS issued Proposed Regulations for section 2704. The Treasury Department has been trying to fix what it considers loopholes in that statute since at least 2009. It has sought legislative changes to section 2704 to…
  • Sep 5

    Feedback Is A Two Way Street

    Feedback Is A Two Way Street
    Modern law firms recognize the power of constructive feedback. It helps staff get and stay on track, which can be very motivating, resulting in increased satisfaction and productivity. I’ve previously shared best practices for giving…
  • Sep 2

    All About That Boot Camp

    All About That Boot Camp
    Is our next Boot Camp for you? Mark your calendar and join us next Wednesday to find out! On September 7th at 2pm PT / 5pm ET, the Academy founders, COO, some of our Members, and Kathryn Adams will all join you for a webinar that we like to…
Rank this Week: 3348

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers elder abuse, prescription medication misuse and bedsores. By Walton Law, A.P.C.

http://www.californiaelderabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 4

    Elder Abuse Symposium Comes to Southern California

    Elder Abuse Symposium Comes to Southern California
    It is an unfortunate fact that elder abuse is a common and growing problem in San Diego and throughout the United States. Abuse of the elderly can take many forms, ranging from neglect and abandonment to physical, verbal, financial, and even…
  • Aug 16

    Study Finds Elders at Risk of Abuse from Fellow Nursing Home Resident

    Study Finds Elders at Risk of Abuse from Fellow Nursing Home Resident
    We all have family members that we love and want only the best for. As our parents and other family members reach an age where they may need assisted living or an in-home nurse, the last thing we want to worry about is neglect or abuse.…
  • Jul 22

    SoCal Ex-Cons Charged with Financial Abuse Against Elderly Victim with Alzheimer’

    SoCal Ex-Cons Charged with Financial Abuse Against Elderly Victim with Alzheimer’
    When considering types of elder abuse, neglect and abandonment often come to mind. It is an unpleasant fact however, that elder abuse can and does take many different forms. Financial abuse, for example, can often be just as devastating to a…
Rank this Week: 2580

New York Trusts & Estates Law…

New York Trusts & Estates Law Blog

Covers New York wills, trusts, estates, and elder law. By Saul Elnadav.

http://trustsestateslaw.com
Rank this Week: 4107

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
  • Sep 2

    Gene Wilder Kept His Alzheimer’s Diagnosis a Secret to Protect His Young Fan

    Gene Wilder Kept His Alzheimer’s Diagnosis a Secret to Protect His Young Fan
    Gene Wilder died earlier this week.  I grew up admiring the comic genius of Gene Wilder.  I first saw Gene Wilder in The Producers with Zero Mostel in 1967.  That same year, I saw Bonnie and Clyde not realizing that he was also…
  • Jun 29

    Four Documents You Must Have

    Four Documents You Must Have
    What ideas should you be familiar with when going to see an estate planning attorney? An article on cincinnati.com says there are four things you should know a little about before your first meeting with your estate planning attorney. They…
  • Jun 22

    Estate Planning Mistakes By Celebritie

    Estate Planning Mistakes By Celebritie
    Celebrities continue to make huge mistakes where estate planning is concerned. A story on insurancenewsnet.com examines a number of cases where celebrities failed to do the right thing where estate planning was concerned. Among the…
Rank this Week: 4918

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Sep 1

    ALTCS Eligibility in 2016

    ALTCS Eligibility in 2016
    The Arizona Long-Term Care System (ALTCS) is Arizona's implementation of the Medicaid program, which can pay nursing home costs for people that meet certain medical, income, and resource requirements. Income Eligibility For 2016, the income…
  • Aug 3

    Treasury Issues Proposed Regulations to Restrict Minority Discount

    Treasury Issues Proposed Regulations to Restrict Minority Discount
    Jonathan G. Blattmachr and Mitchell M. Gans for WealthManagement.com regarding proposed regulations promulgated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, which could substantially reduce or eliminate minority discounts often associated with…
  • Jul 18

    Prince Estate: The Importance Of Having A Will

    Prince Estate: The Importance Of Having A Will
    Gary Borofsky in Forbes about Prince's estate plan, err, lack thereof: The untimely death of the music icon is exposing the role tax planning plays in an overall estate plan. By creating a comprehensive plan, a high net worth individual…
Rank this Week: 4388

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
  • Aug 29

    Probating a Copy of a Lost Will in New York

    Probating a Copy of a Lost Will in New York
    In order to probate a will, i.e. to have it accepted by the Court as the decedent’s Last Will and Testament, New York States Surrogate’s Courts require the original Will to be turned over to the Court. What happens, however, if…
  • Jul 6

    Estate Planning for Young Familie

    Estate Planning for Young Familie
    Young people, including the author, tend to think they are invincible. They don’t plan on getting sick or even worse, dying. Why, then, do they need an estate plan? For the same reason that older people create them: we are all mortals…
  • Jun 16

    Removing 805 Bond Restrictions in Brooklyn Surrogate’s Court

    Removing 805 Bond Restrictions in Brooklyn Surrogate’s Court
    As an Estate Lawyer, I often get phone calls from clients who have successfully obtained letters of administration for the estate of a loved one, but can’t sell the real property or even transfer it to themselves. The reason is that…
Rank this Week: 1848

Law Offices of Richard B.…

Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.rbsllc.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    The Non-Marital Child

    The Non-Marital Child
    A child born out of wedlock has the same rights to inherit from his/her natural father as does one born in wedlock; provided the father acknowledged his paternity in a writing signed by him during the lifetime of the child (ORS 112.105).
  • Aug 19

    The Adopted Child

    The Adopted Child
    An adopted child has the same right to inherit property from his adoptive parents and relatives under the Laws of Intestate Succession as does a natural child.  The adopted child has no right to inherit from his natural parents, with the…
  • Mar 31

    The Surrogate Parent Contract

    The Surrogate Parent Contract
    The Surrogate Parent Contract A Surrogate Parent Contract is an agreement, usually between a married couple (the intended parents) and a woman (the gestational or Surrogate mother), in which the woman agrees to be the birth mother of a child…
Rank this Week: 1530

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/
  • Aug 23

    COURT OF APPEALS AFFIRMS DISMISSAL OF DEFAMATION SUIT

    COURT OF APPEALS AFFIRMS DISMISSAL OF DEFAMATION SUIT
    The Colorado Court of Appeals recently issued an order affirming the District Court’s dismissal of a suit brought by Tamea Sisco and Aminokit against the Law Offices of J.M. Reinan and Jerome Reinan. The suit...
  • Jun 27

    J Reinan and Crew Finish 2016 Great Race, Receive ‘Best Race Car’ Award

    J Reinan and Crew Finish 2016 Great Race, Receive ‘Best Race Car’ Award
    Participants crossed the finish line of the 2016 Great Race in Moline, IL, including our very own J Reinan. Not only did they have a blast this year, J’s team and ride – a 1918...
  • Jun 17

    Ready, Set . . . Great Race!

    Ready, Set . . . Great Race!
    J Reinan is participating in the Hemmings Motor News Great Race for the fourth consecutive year, and has arrived in San Francisco for the launch of the 2016 festivities and journey. Click here to read...
Rank this Week: 2705