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Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Covers common problems encountered by residents and their families aat nursing homes and assisted living facilities. By Jonathan Rosenfeld.

http://www.nursinghomesabuseblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Poor Communication Alleged in Nursing Home Patient’s Death

    Poor Communication Alleged in Nursing Home Patient’s Death
    Nursing home care is often adversely affected due to poor communication. Open communication channels between hospitals, nursing assistants, nurses in charge, directors and administrators, and other staff is the key to keeping problems from…
  • Jun 22

    Behind Closed Doors: Sexual Abuse Alleged At Nursing Home

    Behind Closed Doors: Sexual Abuse Alleged At Nursing Home
    Nursing homes are supposed to be a comfortable and safe haven for elderly individuals who are suffering from illnesses and require special medical attention. Families of the elderly people who reside in nursing homes want to be satisfied with…
  • Jun 15

    Recent Nursing Home Fines Suggest General Lack of Patient Oversight

    Recent Nursing Home Fines Suggest General Lack of Patient Oversight
    Nursing homes are increasingly becoming a place of distrust and oversight, rather than what they were created to be, a safe and comfortable home for the elderly. Recently, many nursing homes have been fined for their oversight of patients and…
Rank this Week: 187

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/
  • Jun 28

    We're applying to be administrators of an estate. Do we need a lawyer?

    We're applying to be administrators of an estate. Do we need a lawyer?
    I received an interesting question recently from a reader asking about applying for letters of administration. Anyone out there who is in a similar position should take a look at the following question and answer: "My husband's uncle…
  • Jun 26

    Court Removes “Ill-Mannered” Administrator, Sanctions Him With Special Cost

    Court Removes “Ill-Mannered” Administrator, Sanctions Him With Special Cost
    I sure get a lot of questions from readers about executors. Sometimes readers tell me that the executor they are dealing with is hostile or unreasonable. Well, you haven't seen anything yet.  Recently the court in BC had to deal with an…
  • Jun 12

    I'm away for a week

    I'm away for a week
    Dear friends, I'll be gone all next week and won't be posting. I'm off to Alberta for my daughter's university convocation. That's her in the photo. We now have a criminologist in the family! See you all when I get back. Love, proud Mom
Rank this Week: 185

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

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

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • Dec 29

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County
    The News-Gazette recently reported on an investigation conducted by the CU-CitizenAccess group in the Department of Journalism at the University of Illinois. This group researched and investigated 81 nursing homes across Illinois, and found…
  • Dec 26

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley
    We recently posted about the disappointing record attributed to nursing home facilities in Sauk Valley by a nursing home watchdog and advocacy group. In Dixon County, for example, a nursing home was cited after failing to properly observe a…
  • Dec 23

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard
    Illinois has had a fairly mixed record as a state when it comes to the quality of care at its nursing homes, and unfortunately ranks toward the bottom of the list closer to the likes of Texas and Oklahoma. Case in point, a recent report by an…
Rank this Week: 282

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Jun 30

    NH Caregivers: Overworked and Underpaid

    NH Caregivers: Overworked and Underpaid
    Ring of Fire wrote an interesting article on one of the causes of neglect at nursing homes:  overworked and underpaid CNAs.   One of the causes of the ongoing scandals of elder abuse in nursing homes and assisted living facilities…
  • Jun 29

    Listen to Your Loved One

    Listen to Your Loved One
    WoodTV reported the horrific accusations against caregiver, Tyler Malone, who is accused of throwing shoes and water at a 86-year-old patient, as well as threatening to sexually assault the victim with a stuffed animal.  Malone is…
  • Jun 28

    ANA Advocates for 24 Hour RN Staffing in NH

    ANA Advocates for 24 Hour RN Staffing in NH
    The website NursingWorld had an article on the need for more RNs in nursing homes.  The American Nurses Association (ANA) joined with geriatric nursing and consumer advocacy organizations today to support a federal bill to improve the…
Rank this Week: 290

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/
  • Jun 24

    Is Medicare Advantage Entitled To Bring A Private Cause Of Action Under The Medicare Secondary Payer Act?

    Is Medicare Advantage Entitled To Bring A Private Cause Of Action Under The Medicare Secondary Payer Act?
    This article by Jennifer Jordan, general counsel at MEDVAL, was recently published in the William Mitchell Law Review. It’s an in-depth analysis of the current state of Medicare Advantage recovery rights and provides a well-reasoned…
  • Jun 22

    Medicare Reimbursement and Collateral Source Rule in Delaware

    Medicare Reimbursement and Collateral Source Rule in Delaware
    On June 12, 2015, the Supreme Court of Delaware rendered a decision in Stayton v. Delaware Health Corporation, et al. opining that the collateral source rule would not apply in the recovery sought by the plaintiff. The case involves a 76 year…
  • Jun 19

    Technical Alert: CMS Sets a New Standard for Partial SSN Querie

    Technical Alert: CMS Sets a New Standard for Partial SSN Querie
    CMS has changed the criteria for matching Medicare beneficiaries on an NGHP Mandatory Insurer Reporting Query, but only if a partial SSN has been entered. Effective immediately, when a partial SSN is submitted for query, all five data…
Rank this Week: 469

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Jun 4

    5 Tips For Helping Your Kids After Divorce

    5 Tips For Helping Your Kids After Divorce
    Dr. Samantha Rodman, renowned divorce therapist and author of How to Talk to Your Kids About Your Divorce, tells The Huffington Post that the hardest divorce experiences are, by far, the ones where small children are involved. It’s…
  • Apr 23

    Estate Planning and Investment: A Symbiotic Relationship

    Estate Planning and Investment: A Symbiotic Relationship
    Imagine inheriting a quarter of a million dollars but having absolutely no idea what to do with it. That’s a good problem to have, but a problem nonetheless. View image | gettyimages.com CNN Money recently reached out with advice to a…
  • Apr 16

    When Killers Attempt to Inherit from Their Victims’ Will

    When Killers Attempt to Inherit from Their Victims’ Will
    You probably remember at least one episode of “Murder, She Wrote” in which somebody offs their relatives in the hopes of claiming a sweet inheritance under their life insurance or a will. It’s been a favorite plotline for…
Rank this Week: 451

Elder Law Office of David Wingate,…

Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLC

Covers elder law, assisted living facilities, estate planning, and nursing homes.

http://blog.davidwingate.com/
  • Mar 8

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)
    Related proposals pertaining to qualified plans and individual retirement accounts. In addition, the Green Book includes the following proposals that pertain to qualified plans and IRAs: A limit on the total accrual of retirement benefits by…
  • Mar 7

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)
    Sales, exchanges and “comparable transactions” with grantor trusts. The Obama Administration would attempt to address the disconnect between the income tax rules and the estate tax rules that apply to intentionally defective grantor…
  • Mar 7

    Social Security Ups Disability Safeguard

    Social Security Ups Disability Safeguard
    The Social Security Administration is expanding a program nationally to help bar criminals from controlling benefits on behalf of individuals with disabilities and the elderly. The program originally launched as a pilot in the…
Rank this Week: 224

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    Do I need to include my personal belongings in my Will?

    Do I need to include my personal belongings in my Will?
    A critical aspect of any estate plan is the decision of how your tangible personal property will be distributed when you die.  What exactly is tangible personal property?  It’s your “stuff.” Examples include your…
  • Jun 23

    Asset Protection 101

    Asset Protection 101
    There are three kinds of people.  Those that watch things happen.  Those that make things happen.  And those that wonder what happened.   If you find yourself thinking, “We don’t have enough to protect”,…
  • Jun 16

    You have an estate plan, now what?

    You have an estate plan, now what?
    You have spent hours working with your estate planning attorney to personalize your estate plan and make sure that your future is on the right path. You’ve crossed the T’s and dotted the I’s and all of your estate planning…
Rank this Week: 1794

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/
  • Jun 30

    Ciao to the Elder Law Prof Blog

    Ciao to the Elder Law Prof Blog
    Readers, Today marks my final day as a regular contributor and editor of the Elder Law Prof Blog. Since I started the Blog ten years ago (May 2005), many things have changed in the practice and teaching of elder law,...
  • Jun 30

    Long Island "Elder Law" Attorney Pleads Guilty to Stealing $797K from Client

    Long Island "Elder Law" Attorney Pleads Guilty to Stealing $797K from Client
    On June 23, 2015, Martha Brosius, a "retired" attorney who once held herself out as an "elder law attorney," pled guilty in New York to stealing $797,322 from clients. In one alleged instance of breach of fiduciary duties…
  • Jun 29

    California Court Says Law Permitting Nursing Homes to "Make Routine Decisions for Incapacitated Residents" Is Unconstitutional

    California Court Says Law Permitting Nursing Homes to "Make Routine Decisions for Incapacitated Residents" Is Unconstitutional
    On June 24, 2015, the Superior Court for the State of California, County of Alameda, Judge Evelio Grillo presiding, issued a mandamus in a court suit filed in 2013 by California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR). Lots of…
Rank this Week: 2528

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/
  • Jun 30

    How to terminate a rental agreement in Florida

    How to terminate a rental agreement in Florida
    If a tenant does not pay rent in Florida, a landlord can evict the tenant if he or she follows the correct procedures as defined in the Florida statutes. Florida law no longer allows “self-help” evictions, which few states…
  • Jun 30

    Funding a trust with out of state property

    Funding a trust with out of state property
        A living trust, revocable trust, or asset protection trust can be a great estate planning tool that offers a number of benefits, such as allowing assets to pass to beneficiaries without going through probate and avoid the claims…
  • Jun 29

    New Florida Law hopes to reduce elder abuse by guardian

    New Florida Law hopes to reduce elder abuse by guardian
    A new Florida law, Florida HB5, signed into law by Governor Rick Scott in June seeks to curb elder guardianship abuse. The bill was drafted to help solve the growing problem of elder abuse in Florida’s elder guardianship system There…
Rank this Week: 1245

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/
Rank this Week: 1981

John R. Vermillion & Associates,…

John R. Vermillion & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.vermillionlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    Why Would Someone Avoid Probate?

    Why Would Someone Avoid Probate?
    The process of estate planning is often whittled down to the creation of a last will. This is a shortsighted viewpoint, because there are other options, and a last will might not be the best choice. Many people do not understand the fact that…
  • Jun 27

    Can a Living Trust Provide Spendthrift Protections?

    Can a Living Trust Provide Spendthrift Protections?
    A living trust is an estate planning tool that can provide numerous different benefits that you would not receive if you use a last will as the centerpiece of your estate plan. For one thing, if you use a will, you would be leaving lump sum…
  • Jun 25

    Aging Parents and Nursing Home Cost

    Aging Parents and Nursing Home Cost
    Nursing home costs can be a source of concern if you are an adult with parents who are getting on in years. In fact, the majority of elders will someday need help with their activities of daily living, and it is very expensive. The median…
Rank this Week: 2474

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    FDA Cracks Down on Online Illegal Medicine, Medical Device Seller

    FDA Cracks Down on Online Illegal Medicine, Medical Device Seller
    Reuters reports that the FDA announced that it sent warning letters to some nine companies and 400 Internet sites and seized unapproved medicines and medical devices from 1,050 websites around the world that were received through…
  • Jun 29

    Hundreds Charged in Massive Medicare Fraud Sweep

    Hundreds Charged in Massive Medicare Fraud Sweep
    A number of national and local outlets cover the government’s nationwide crackdown on Medicare fraud, which resulted in charges brought against 243 people. The sweep was led by the Justice Department, HHS, and the FBI.…
  • Jun 26

    Senator Investigates Retailers for “Dubious” Memory Loss Supplement

    Senator Investigates Retailers for “Dubious” Memory Loss Supplement
    The AP reports that Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) “is probing retailers and online companies about sales of dubious dietary supplements, especially those promising seniors protection from memory loss, dementia and other…
Rank this Week: 3234

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
  • Jun 30

    What Happens If You’re Injured By An Uninsured Driver?

    What Happens If You’re Injured By An Uninsured Driver?
    If you’ve been in a car accident, you have likely experienced multiple damages. Property damages, medical bills, emotional trauma, and lost wages can be overwhelming and expensive. Insurance exists to help offset or even fully cover…
  • Jun 26

    Sharing Notes with Patients Helps Reduce Doctor Mistake

    Sharing Notes with Patients Helps Reduce Doctor Mistake
    In today’s medical world, doctors don’t always have the time that patients need. Technology and insurance have changed the medical landscape over the past few decades, some things for the better, and some, for the worse. To…
  • Jun 23

    Electronic Health Record-Related Malpractice Suits on the Rise

    Electronic Health Record-Related Malpractice Suits on the Rise
    Electronic health records (EHR) have become standard in today’s medical field. Creating faster, more accessible charting and communication, both doctors and patients are taking advantage of this system. However, these programs can…
Rank this Week: 1638

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    What is a Property Guardian?

    What is a Property Guardian?
    Estate planning is never a “one size fits all” proposition; in fact, your estate plan probably looks quite different today than it did when you began. Marriages, new births, divorces, career changes – all of these can change…
  • Jun 25

    When Divorce Interrupts Estate Planning

    When Divorce Interrupts Estate Planning
    Did you know that divorce rates for those over the age of 50 more than doubled between 1990 and 2010? This means that one in 25 couples in this age group are divorcing at a time in their lives when they likely never dreamed possible. It also…
  • Jun 23

    Use Caution with Your IRA Beneficiarie

    Use Caution with Your IRA Beneficiarie
    Anytime the Supreme Court of the United States hands down a ruling, it’s immediately dissected, reframed, rephrased, analyzed, argued and rarely accepted unanimously amongst those the laws affect. This summer’s decision on…
Rank this Week: 3465

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    Texas History – Do You Know Who Drew the First Topographical Map of Texas?

    Texas History – Do You Know Who Drew the First Topographical Map of Texas?
    Gail Borden, Jr. received his only formal schooling in Indiana during 1816 and 1817, learning the art of surveying. In 1822, Borden set out with his brother, Thomas, originally intending to move to New Orleans but instead, somehow ended up in…
  • Jun 24

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart. Marcus Aureliu
  • Jun 24

    Probate – Why Your Estate Plan Should Avoid It

    Probate – Why Your Estate Plan Should Avoid It
    While the primary goal of any estate plan is to determine who will receive your estate assets when you die, there are usually a number of secondary considerations that go into creating any estate plan. One of those goals is usually the…
Rank this Week: 2402

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Jun 30

    Estate Planning FAQs: What Happens if I’m Single When I Die?

    Estate Planning FAQs: What Happens if I’m Single When I Die?
    When it comes to estate planning, exactly what happens after you die is entirely up to you, and this is true if you are single or if you are married. If you are proactive about the implementation of a custom crafted estate plan, things will…
  • Jun 29

    What Is The Minnesota Annual Gift Tax Exclusion

    What Is The Minnesota Annual Gift Tax Exclusion
    What Is The Minnesota Annual Gift Tax Exclusion from Raymond German If your estate is going to be exposed to taxation, you could use your annual gift tax exclusion to transfer assets tax-free each year. Learn more about Minnesota annual…
  • Jun 25

    How Does a Power of Attorney End or Terminate?

    How Does a Power of Attorney End or Terminate?
    A power of attorney is a document that you utilize to name another individual who would be able to make legally binding decisions on your behalf. We practice in the elder law realm, and in our area of the law, durable powers of attorney are…
Rank this Week: 2477

Walker Lambe

Walker Lambe

Covers North Carolina elder law and estate planning.

http://www.organizeyourassets.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    What Is A North Carolina Special Needs Trust?

    What Is A North Carolina Special Needs Trust?
    What Is A North Carolina Special Needs Trust? from Mark Costley The trustee can use the assets in the trust to provide for the supplemental needs of the beneficiary. These would be needs that the government benefits do not…
  • Jun 24

    Is North Carolina Medicaid Only For the Poor?

    Is North Carolina Medicaid Only For the Poor?
    Is North Carolina Medicaid Only For the Poor? from Mark Costley Medicare does not pay for long-term care, but Medicaid will assist with these costs Because of this, many elders who were never poor ultimately seek Medicaid…
  • Jun 19

    What Is A North Carolina Elder Law Attorney?

    What Is A North Carolina Elder Law Attorney?
    What Is A North Carolina Elder Law Attorney? from Mark Costley Medicare will not pay for long-term care, but Medicaid will assist with these costs. In fact, Medicaid pays for most of the long-term care that is received by seniors. Learn…
Rank this Week: 3458

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Jun 29

    Trump’s Gone; Can We Acknowledge the Rapes?

    Trump’s Gone; Can We Acknowledge the Rapes?
    It has been known for years that undocumented girls and women who are making the trek from Mexico to the United States are being subjected to epidemic sexual violence. But Donald Trump’s assertion that Mexico is sending…
  • Jun 24

    Do ‘Nice Guys’ Finish Last?

    Do ‘Nice Guys’ Finish Last?
    Baseball player Leo Durocher famously said “nice guys finish last.” Do they? There is no conclusive answer to this question but Christine Porath, in a recent article for the New York Times, argues that politeness and regard for…
  • Jun 9

    EEOC Official Blasts Age Discrim. in High Tech Industry

    EEOC Official Blasts Age Discrim. in High Tech Industry
     Cathy Ventrell-Monsees, senior counsel for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC),  singled out the problem of virulent age discrimination in the high tech industry during a talk Tuesday before the National Press…
Rank this Week: 1496

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: 3188

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
  • Jun 29

    First Case Under RULLCA Highlights Important New Remedy

    First Case Under RULLCA Highlights Important New Remedy
    The following is a guest blog post by Michael J. Thomas, a solo practitioner and founder of Creative Vision Legal, a Bay Area law firm offering legal services tailored to artists, musicians, and small business owners.  Finally,…
  • Jun 26

    2 Reasons to Go for Defendant’s Default

    2 Reasons to Go for Defendant’s Default
    A default occurs when a defendant served with a complaint doesn’t file the appropriate response within the time allowed. CCP §§585–586. After a defendant is in default, a plaintiff may file a request for entry of default…
  • Jun 24

    Trial Logistics: 4 Things to Set Up Before Heading to Court

    Trial Logistics: 4 Things to Set Up Before Heading to Court
    Any trial strategy should incorporate the mundane. Not only must you get to court on time, but everything you need to try the case also has to be there, at your fingertips. Here are four things you should consider and arrange for before you…
Rank this Week: 2349

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/
  • Jun 29

    Minimizing Taxes With a Business Succession Plan

    Minimizing Taxes With a Business Succession Plan
    All business owners should make a plan for transferring their business.  At some point you may want to retire, or you may just want to be sure that your business continues after your death.  No doubt, you have expended significant…
  • Jun 29

    Free Report: Which Arkansas Business Entity Saves the Most on Taxes?

    Free Report: Which Arkansas Business Entity Saves the Most on Taxes?
    There are many ways to organize your new business. The type of business entity you choose will come with its own tax consequences and sources of legal liability. Common types of business entities include: sole proprietorships, partnerships,…
  • Jun 25

    When Can I Access My IRA?

    When Can I Access My IRA?
    While you can technically withdraw from your IRA at any time, the question is, do you want to incur a penalty for doing so?  The government charges penalties for early withdrawals from IRAs in order to discourage us from depleting them…
Rank this Week: 2461

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: 4521

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Jun 29

    Turning Cancellations into Client

    Turning Cancellations into Client
    If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me the best way to handle appointment cancellation calls, I’d be a rich woman. So, I thought I’d take this opportunity to talk about some tried and true ways to handle the inevitable.…
  • Jun 26

    You Asked, We Listened: Top 9 FAQ About the Academy’s Strategic Planning Webinar

    You Asked, We Listened: Top 9 FAQ About the Academy’s Strategic Planning Webinar
    As we get closer to the Academy’s Strategic Planning webinar on July 16 at 2pm PT (5pm ET), I have received quite a few questions about what you can expect from this webinar. I’m here to answer all your questions! I’m not an…
  • Jun 24

    Is Your Firm’s Credibility in Question?

    Is Your Firm’s Credibility in Question?
    To be a successful seminar marketer in todays ever increasingly connected marketplace, ensuring your firm’s basic online information is accurate and up-to-date is critical. In fact: 50% of all mobile searches are conducted in hopes of…
Rank this Week: 3457

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

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

    Why Is a Living Trust Better Than a Power of Attorney?

    Why Is a Living Trust Better Than a Power of Attorney?
    Everyone is aware of the fact that you have to take care of things that will happen after you pass away when you plan your estate. At the same time, you should also think about the period of time that would logically precede your passing.…
  • Jun 26

    What Is the Difference Between an Inheritance Tax and an Estate Tax?

    What Is the Difference Between an Inheritance Tax and an Estate Tax?
    You should educate yourself about taxation when you are devising your estate plan. People sometimes have misconceptions, and we will provide clarity in this blog post. Federal Estate Tax There is an estate tax on the federal level. We…
  • Jun 24

    Can I Give Away My Assets to Qualify for Medi-Cal?

    Can I Give Away My Assets to Qualify for Medi-Cal?
    Many older Americans will someday need help with their activities of daily living, and long-term care is very expensive. Many older Californians ultimately try to qualify for Medi-Cal coverage, because Medicare does not pay for long-term…
Rank this Week: 2401

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Jun 28

    The Problem with IRA

    The Problem with IRA
                IRAs, or any retirement accounts really, have always been a problem when it comes to long term care.  They are a great vehicle for accumulating wealth.  You can put…
  • Jun 22

    How to Self Insure for Long Term Care (Part 2)

    How to Self Insure for Long Term Care (Part 2)
                Last week I was telling you about using your own money, what we call legacy assets, to self-insure for long term care.  This week I’ll walk you through an example…
  • Jun 14

    How to Self-Insure for Long Term Care (Part 1)

    How to Self-Insure for Long Term Care (Part 1)
                It seems that every year we receive more calls from our clients who have long term care insurance but are struggling with the decision about whether to keep it in the face of…
Rank this Week: 1682

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/
  • Jun 28

    What Does Section 155 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act Really Mean?

    What Does Section 155 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act Really Mean?
    Does section 155 (1)(a) of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act permit an executor or administrator to distribute an estate within 210 days of a grant of probate or letters of administration with will annexed without the consent of a…
  • Jun 20

    Leah Schurian Joins Sabey Rule LLP

    Leah Schurian Joins Sabey Rule LLP
    I am pleased to write that Leah Schurian has joined our firm.While I write frequently about estate disputes, Leah is focused on avoiding disputes through good planning, including estate and business planning. Good planning also…
  • Jun 7

    Limitation Period for Contesting the Validity of a Will

    Limitation Period for Contesting the Validity of a Will
    What is the limitation period for bringing a claim in British Columbia for contesting the validity of a will under the new Limitation Act?Perhaps the Limitation Act, SBC 2012, c. 13, is not that new anymore, having come into effect over two…
Rank this Week: 535

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Jun 28

    Cost basis adjusts at death so save the proof

    Cost basis adjusts at death so save the proof
    “Cost basis” in its simplest sense is the amount you paid for an asset whose value changes over time. A dollar is a dollar, but a share of stock might be purchased for $19 and later be worth $5 or … Continue reading…
  • Jun 27

    Time marches on and the Trust in your Will may no longer be needed

    Time marches on and the Trust in your Will may no longer be needed
    Estate planning can be thought of as a life-long process. A young person may not have much in the way of worldly posessions, but may have particular opinions about who should make the medical and financial decisions for them if ……
  • Jun 24

    Social Security Administration halts SSI overpayment notices concerning certain same sex couple

    Social Security Administration halts SSI overpayment notices concerning certain same sex couple
    If a disabled or elderly person receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI), there are income and resource restrictions as a condition for eligibility. When two SSI recipients are married, the monthly benefit is lower than it would be to two…
Rank this Week: 2641

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Florida Rejects Medicaid Expansion

    Florida Rejects Medicaid Expansion
    The Florida House of Representatives rejected an expansion of the state's current Medicaid system that leaves hundreds of thousands of people caught in the state's coverage gap. This gap applies to people living in the state who make too much…
  • Jun 24

    CVS Investing Big in Elder Care

    CVS Investing Big in Elder Care
    CVS Health Corp. CEO Larry Melo recently announced that the company is investing billions into the purchase of a nursing home pharmacy operator in an attempt to transform into a dominant healthcare player for senior needs. CVS purchased the…
  • Jun 20

    Annual Report Ranks States' Quality of Elder Care

    Annual Report Ranks States' Quality of Elder Care
    The United Health Foundation, a nonprofit organization that is focused on improving healthcare and overall health, published its third annual report earlier this year that analyzes how well each state across the country is taking care of…
Rank this Week: 5072

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Can I Use a Power of Attorney for Social Security?

    Can I Use a Power of Attorney for Social Security?
    A power of attorney is one of the most commonly used legal documents, primarily because of its many uses. The concept behind a power of attorney, or POA, is simple. A Principal grants an Agent the authority to act on behalf of the Principal…
  • Jun 19

    My Grandmother Just Died and Appointed Me the Executor of Her Estate? What Do I Do Now?

    My Grandmother Just Died and Appointed Me the Executor of Her Estate? What Do I Do Now?
    Probate is the legal process that typically follows the death of an individual. If the decedent left behind a valid Last Will and Testament the individual named as the Executor in the Will is who will oversee the probate of the estate. For a…
  • Jun 16

    My Spouse and I Are Healthy. Do We Still Need Medicaid Planning?

    My Spouse and I Are Healthy. Do We Still Need Medicaid Planning?
    You may have heard friends, relatives, or co-workers discussing the need to include Medicaid planning in a comprehensive estate plan yet wondered why you would need Medicaid planning if you and your spouse are healthy. When you are still…
Rank this Week: 2472

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/
  • Jun 26

    Same-Sex Marriage Now Legal in all 50 State

    Same-Sex Marriage Now Legal in all 50 State
    Today, June 16, 2015, the US Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, legalized gay marriage in all 50 states. This means the 14 states that did not recognize gay/same-sex marriage (Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan,…
  • Apr 22

    The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act

    The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act
    On June 8, 2015 a new law will take effect in West Virginia that supports family caregivers when their loved ones are admitted into a hospital. AARP West Virginia promoted the bill (House Bill 2100 that passed unanimously in the West…
  • Mar 31

    Looking for info on the new state budget?

    Looking for info on the new state budget?
    Here's a link to the memo from Governor Tomblin about the revisions he proposes to the House's budget bill HB 2016.
Rank this Week: 2342

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Estate Planning Goes to the Movies: You’re Not You

    Estate Planning Goes to the Movies: You’re Not You
    2014’s You’re Not You stars Hilary Swank as a 35-year-old classical pianist who is stricken with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, aka Lou Gehrig’s disease). This multiple-hanky-needed drama is…
  • Jun 12

    When a Revocable Living Trust Collides With Guardianship Court

    When a Revocable Living Trust Collides With Guardianship Court
    Revocable Living Trusts are planned with the intention of keeping the family out of court. If this intent fails, courts have alarming powers to interfere with your plan. The recent case of Rene v. Sykes-Kennedy illustrates this point. In…
  • May 29

    Guardianship and You: Keeping the “Cockroaches” Out of Your Estate Plan

    Guardianship and You: Keeping the “Cockroaches” Out of Your Estate Plan
    Recently, there has been a lot of buzz around the need to fix the rules governing “professional guardians” (i.e., persons who have been appointed guardian over three or more legally incapacitated individuals) in order to…
Rank this Week: 3103

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/
  • Jun 26

    Good reverse mortgage news, but caution still advised

    Good reverse mortgage news, but caution still advised
    In my September 2014 post I shared the good news: When the borrower of a HECM reverse mortgage passed away, the non-borrower spouse would no longer be required to pay off the loan in full. This eliminated the threat of foreclosure for…
  • Jun 22

    Couple's estate plan left everything to America - a Fourth of July story

    Couple's estate plan left everything to America - a Fourth of July story
    With Independence Day around the corner, it's fitting to pass along this article I recently read. The story's central figure did not give his life for America, but evidently, felt American gave life to him. Peter Petrasek fled Nazi-occupied…
  • Jun 17

    New Florida law to help curb elder guardianship abuse

    New Florida law to help curb elder guardianship abuse
    In last month's post I told you about the flaws in Florida's elder guardianship system that have been exposed by recent investigative reports. While most court-appointed guardians of incapacitated older people try to do the right thing, there…
Rank this Week: 4615

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: 2722

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

Covers Illinois Nursing Home Abuse, news, updates and commentary. Published by Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyer.center/
  • Jun 25

    For-Profit vs. Non-Profit Nursing Home

    For-Profit vs. Non-Profit Nursing Home
    When choosing a nursing home for yourself or a loved one, many factors must be taken into consideration. Without a doubt you want to choose the best-quality facility with skilled and experienced staff. Our team of nursing home negligence…
  • Jun 9

    Considering Long-Term Care Insurance

    Considering Long-Term Care Insurance
    Our nursing home negligence lawyers work with individuals and families who have already committed to long-term care. It’s no secret that negligence and abuse in nursing homes is more likely to occur in poorly-run facilities without…
  • May 27

    Ambulance Company Sued for Nursing Home Resident Death

    Ambulance Company Sued for Nursing Home Resident Death
    The family of an Illinois nursing home resident recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against an ambulance company after the woman fell from her wheelchair during transport. Our team of nursing home negligence lawyers details this case and…
Rank this Week: 3168

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/
  • Jun 25

    False Nursing Home Staffing Levels Cause Families to Unwittingly Subject Residents to Poor Care

    False Nursing Home Staffing Levels Cause Families to Unwittingly Subject Residents to Poor Care
    When deciding whether to place a loved-one into a nursing home, families attempt to determine whether the nursing home is capable of providing the necessary quality care. Most families visit the nursing home, as well as check the U.S.…
  • Jun 19

    Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patients: The Standard of Care of Nursing Home

    Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patients: The Standard of Care of Nursing Home
    In nursing-home neglect and abuse cases, the victims of the nursing-home negligence or abuse often suffer from some form of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, which is a specific type of dementia that accounts for 60 to 80 percent of…
  • May 28

    Moderate Drinking NOT for the Elderly

    Moderate Drinking NOT for the Elderly
    While the risks of drinking moderately in adults is the subject of debate, a new study published by the American Heart Association and reported on by NDTV.com confirms that for the elderly, the debate is over – put the alcohol away. The…
Rank this Week: 1334

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Jun 25

    Cities Consider Restructuring Due to Increased Elderly Population

    Cities Consider Restructuring Due to Increased Elderly Population
      While the nation’s senior citizen population has increased at a rapid pace over the past ten years, many elder issues have come to the forefront, including increased medical needs, social security discussion and nursing home…
  • Jun 18

    Important Facts to Know About Nursing Homes and Guardianship

    Important Facts to Know About Nursing Homes and Guardianship
    It is less than common knowledge that nursing homes can file for guardianship of their residents to collect debts. However, this practice has increased ten-fold in recent years. In fact, studies show that up to two thirds of all guardianship…
  • Jun 11

    Flexibility is Needed For Long-Term Planning

    Flexibility is Needed For Long-Term Planning
      The Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, wisely said, “change is the only constant in life.” In terms of long-term planning this is especially true. It is challenging enough to plan for next year, but when your plans involve the…
Rank this Week: 1909

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/
  • Jun 24

    What is Financial Planning?

    What is Financial Planning?
    In order to accomplish your goals in life, it is important to know how to manage your finances properly.  That is the purpose of financial planning.  The most common goals include buying that first home, saving for college for your…
  • Jun 18

    After Liquidation, How Long Does it Take to Distribute Estate Assets?

    After Liquidation, How Long Does it Take to Distribute Estate Assets?
    If you have recently been notified that you were named as a beneficiary in someone’s will, you may be curious about the probate process that will take place.  Probate is a court process that can be lengthy, depending on the size…
  • Jun 15

    Financial Planning for Someone with Alzheimer’

    Financial Planning for Someone with Alzheimer’
    Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. The symptoms of Alzheimer’s usually develop slowly, but get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with the…
Rank this Week: 3453

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

http://www.cheryldavid.com/blog/
  • Jun 24

    Free Report: North Carolina Medicaid Planning – Part2

    Free Report: North Carolina Medicaid Planning – Part2
      One of the biggest issues surrounding Medicaid planning is determining whether you can meet the individual asset limit associated with the program. Medicaid, unlike Medicare, is a form of welfare, not an entitlement program. As such,…
  • Jun 16

    Estate Litigation in North Carolina: Essential Concepts and Basic Question

    Estate Litigation in North Carolina: Essential Concepts and Basic Question
    Estate Litigation in North Carolina: Essential Concepts and Basic Questions from Cheryl David Estate litigation lawsuits, like all lawsuits, have to follow specific rules and procedures as required by North Carolina law. To be able to…
  • Jun 11

    Medicaid Planning in North Carolina: Eligibility, Options, and Personal Plan

    Medicaid Planning in North Carolina: Eligibility, Options, and Personal Plan
    Medicaid Planning in North Carolina: Eligibility, Options, and Personal Plans from Cheryl David This means that unless you begin your plan 5 years before applying for Medicaid, you may not be able to qualify for the program This is why…
Rank this Week: 3466

Sykes Elder Blawg

Sykes Elder Blawg

Covers medicaid planning, special needs trusts and estate planning topics for Pennsylvania seniors and their families. By Andrew G. Sykes.

http://www.elderlawofpgh.com/blog/
  • Jun 24

    Why and how to advertise an estate (or trust) administration

    Why and how to advertise an estate (or trust) administration
    You may have noticed legal notices in the newspaper, mixed in with the classified ads, as you turned pages looking for the comics. If you look closely, you will often see advertisements announcing that the Register of Wills has opened an…
  • Jun 22

    How to save $8,000 qualifying for Medicaid

    How to save $8,000 qualifying for Medicaid
    According to USA Today, about two-thirds of nursing home residents spend down to qualify for Medicaid. Many of them could spend down less, and save more in assets, if they would do just one thing differently. To understand my point, you need…
  • Jun 19

    3 keys to a great estate plan

    3 keys to a great estate plan
    As an elder law attorney, I see hundreds of estate plans every year. Most are adequate – they cover the minimum requirements and are not so outdated that they no longer make sense. You could easily do that too. For $10, you could buy…
Rank this Week: 2780

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
  • Jun 24

    Estate Planning Step By Step

    Estate Planning Step By Step
    Lots of people dread the process of estate planning. View image | gettyimages.com However, it can be made easier if done step-by-step, according to an article on emporiagazette,com. Step 1. Buy life insurance. If something were to happen to…
  • Jun 17

    When An Elderly Relative Gives Away Money

    When An Elderly Relative Gives Away Money
    What can you do when you find out an aged parent or other relative has been giving away large sums of money to an unrelated caregiver or someone else? View image | gettyimages.com In a post on elderlawanswers.com, a writer said his…
  • Jun 10

    Estate Planning’s Trump Card

    Estate Planning’s Trump Card
    The scenario: Fran’s husband, Ed, died recently. Then she learns that his life insurance proceeds are going to his first wife, Sally. She calls her lawyer, incredulously, believing that this cannot be true. Fran was the beneficiary of…
Rank this Week: 5040

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/
  • Jun 24

    What Are the Gift Tax Exclusions?

    What Are the Gift Tax Exclusions?
    There is a tax on gift giving in the United States, but many people do not pay the gift tax because there are exclusions. You should understand the lay of the land when you are planning your estate, because the gift tax is unified with the…
  • Jun 17

    Genworth Financial Releases 2015 Long-Term Care Cost Survey

    Genworth Financial Releases 2015 Long-Term Care Cost Survey
    If you have not looked into the subject, you may be unpleasantly surprised when you hear about the current state of long-term care costs. Medicare does not pay for long-term care, so this is a subject that you should take quite seriously when…
  • Jun 12

    What is Independence to Seniors? (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    What is Independence to Seniors? (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    What is Independence to Seniors? by Dedra Jize, OT, CSA Geriatric Care Manager, Law Offices of Roy W. Litherland Independence is defined by Webster’s Dictionary as “not requiring or relying on something else”…and that…
Rank this Week: 2408

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse

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

http://www.nursinghomeabuse.net/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Facts about Falls in Nursing Home

    Facts about Falls in Nursing Home
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1,800 nursing home patients die each year from fall-related injuries. Those who survive may sustain injuries or temporary or permanent disability. With more than…
  • Jun 23

    5 Important Things to Know About Nursing Home Abuse

    5 Important Things to Know About Nursing Home Abuse
    Many people research nursing homes each year and may eventually place their family member in a nursing home that can provide the type and amount of care, supervision, and stability that your loved one needs. We all hope that the...Read…
  • Jun 16

    What is Nursing Home Abuse?

    What is Nursing Home Abuse?
    According to the 2010 Census Bureau, people age 65 and over comprised approximately 13% of the population. By 2050 it is projected that 20% of the population will be age 65+. Additionally, over 1.4 million elderly adults are currently…
Rank this Week: 3614

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/
  • Jun 23

    Learning About Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    Learning About Elder Abuse Awareness Day
    Every year on June 15th, the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) and the Administration on Aging (AoA) provide awareness resources and prevention information for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). According to a press release from the…
  • Jun 16

    Fatal Morphine Dose at Sacramento Nursing Home

    Fatal Morphine Dose at Sacramento Nursing Home
    According to a recent article in the Courthouse News Service, a California senior’s family filed an elder abuse lawsuit against “the nation’s largest nursing home chain” after the patient was accidentally given a fatal…
  • Jun 11

    Paramedics and Elder Abuse Reporting

    Paramedics and Elder Abuse Reporting
    When emergency medical responders receive a call to a nursing home or assisted-living facility, they may be in the best position to identify signs and symptoms of elder abuse. According to a recent article from ABC 7 KRCR News,…
Rank this Week: 1396

Potter Law Firm Blog

Potter Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.potterestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Jun 22

    How Soon Can I Receive a Social Security Benefit?

    How Soon Can I Receive a Social Security Benefit?
    To be comprehensively prepared for the future, you should carefully consider the different stages of life that you will pass through as you get older. Your retirement plan will certainly address the active years that you have always looked…
  • Jun 16

    What is a Medicaid Trust?

    What is a Medicaid Trust?
    A Medicaid trust is a type of trust that you could use if you want to qualify for Medicaid to pay for long-term care. Though most seniors will qualify for Medicare, the program does not pay for living assistance. Since 70 percent of seniors…
  • Jun 14

    What Happens If I Die Without a Will or Trust?

    What Happens If I Die Without a Will or Trust?
    Estate planning is something that everyone should take seriously. Of course, as you are going through life, this is a delicate subject. At the same time, you have to make sure that your loved ones are provided for after you are gone. The…
Rank this Week: 2465