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South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

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

    Wandering leads to Tragic Death

    Wandering leads to Tragic Death
    KHOU reported the tragic and preventable death of a blind man in his 60s found dead after wandering away from his nursing home. Police said the man’s body was found by a jogger about a mile from the facility in a grassy area…
  • Jul 29

    Golden Living Centers Sued by Pa. AG

    Golden Living Centers Sued by Pa. AG
    The Newton Patch reported the Pennsylvania Attorney General has filed legal action against national for-profit chain Golden Living Centers, a nursing home company with 36 locations statewide, for failing to provide basic…
  • Jul 29

    Medicaid Expansion Would Save Lives and Money

    Medicaid Expansion Would Save Lives and Money
    As part of the Affordable Care Act’s provisions, expansion of Medicaid benefits has become available to all state governments that accepted the deal in 2014. Many states, however, are declining to participate in the expansion, despite…
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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
  • Jul 29

    Filing an Appeal? Follow 3 Steps to Drafting an Effective Statement of the Case

    Filing an Appeal? Follow 3 Steps to Drafting an Effective Statement of the Case
    The appellate court probably knows the relevant law but not the facts of your case, so it will look to your appellant’s brief to fill this void. If you don’t provide an adequate statement of the case in your brief, the court will…
  • Jul 27

    10 Tips for Workplace Investigation Interview

    10 Tips for Workplace Investigation Interview
    Given the employer’s duty to “take all reasonable steps” to prevent discrimination, harassment, and other unlawful practices (Govt C §12940(h)(5), (k); 29 CFR §1604.11(d)), employment lawyers can expect to…
  • Jul 24

    Be a Skeptic When a Potential Client Wants to Switch Counsel to You

    Be a Skeptic When a Potential Client Wants to Switch Counsel to You
    Sometimes you should view a new potential client with skepticism. If the matter has been handled by another attorney and is now being referred or brought to you, there may be a reason you won’t like. Before accepting a matter previously…
Rank this Week: 163

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: 438

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    Understanding Estate Planning – Widely Misunderstood Estate Planning Concepts – Part 2 of 2

    Understanding Estate Planning – Widely Misunderstood Estate Planning Concepts – Part 2 of 2
    In our last blog we looked at several widely misunderstood estate planning concepts. Today we will continue to review several other estate planning issues or terms often found confusing by the general public. As with any legal…
  • Jul 29

    Understanding Estate Planning: What Happens After a Family Member Dies – Part 2

    Understanding Estate Planning: What Happens After a Family Member Dies – Part 2
    On June 21, we briefly discussed the legal process when a family member dies. Today we will continue where we left off.  The process is essentially the same regardless of where you live, although there may be small…
  • Jul 29

    Oklahoma Adoption Essentials: Types, Plans, Decision

    Oklahoma Adoption Essentials: Types, Plans, Decision
    Oklahoma Adoption Essentials: Types, Plans, Decisions from Larry Parman In general, parents seeking an international adoption must go through an adoption agency licensed by the U.S. State Department, or adopt the child directly in the…
Rank this Week: 277

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary…

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary Law Blog

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

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

    PA Bar Assn approves Orphans' Court Mediation Project

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

    Philadelphia Court Upholds Stephen Girard's Intention

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

    PA POA Reform legislation on Governor's Desk

    PA POA Reform legislation on Governor's Desk
    On June 18, 2014, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives adopted (193-0) the amended, compromise version of House Bill 1429, in Printer's No. 3708, regarding power of attorney reform.  The adopted legislation was transmitted to the…
Rank this Week: 447

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: 403

Special Needs, Elder Law, Wills,…

Special Needs, Elder Law, Wills, Trusts, Estates & Tax Blog

By Friedman Law.

http://specialneedsnj.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    IRS Resolves the “Key West Dilemma” by Recognizing Same Sex Marriages Throughout the U.S.

    IRS Resolves the “Key West Dilemma” by Recognizing Same Sex Marriages Throughout the U.S.
    by attorney Mark R. Friedman, FriedmanLaw The IRS announced today that they would treat same-sex couples as legally married based upon the couple’s state of ceremony, not their state of residence. In June, the Supreme Court struck down…
  • Aug 3

    Plan Your Estate to Benefit Your Loved Ones– Not the Taxman

    Plan Your Estate to Benefit Your Loved Ones– Not the Taxman
    [The following article is by guest blogger Julie Donald, a freelance writer with a strong background is finance.  Julie obviously knows her stuff and FriedmanLaw/SpecialNeedsNJ.com are proud to feature her work.] While…
  • May 17

    Social Security Amends POMS Governing Special/Supplemental Needs Trust Expenditure

    Social Security Amends POMS Governing Special/Supplemental Needs Trust Expenditure
    People with serious disabilities often qualify for government benefits like Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid that limit eligibility based on finances.  Thus personal injury recoveries attributable to a disabled person…
Rank this Week: 475

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…
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Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Jul 30

    Hospital "Observation Status" Medicare Bill Goes to President Obama for Signature

    Hospital &quot;Observation Status&quot; Medicare Bill Goes to President Obama for Signature
    The legislation carrying the name Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility (NOTICE) Act, that has now passed both the House and Senate, goes to President Obama for signature. If signed by the president, it will…
  • Jul 30

    California Lawsuit Over Alzhemier's Research Reveals Core University Funding Battle

    California Lawsuit Over Alzhemier's Research Reveals Core University Funding Battle
    As detailed in new stories in Southern California media, an important suit by University of California San Diego (UCSD) against University of Southern California (USC) highlights a battle between public and private research enterprises.…
  • Jul 29

    What is Your Neighborhood's Livability Index?

    What is Your Neighborhood's Livability Index?
    Ever wonder how your neighborhood would measure up as a "livable community"? AARP has released an interactive tool. The Livability Index: Great Neighborhoods for All Ages explains: this is "[a]n interactive, easily navigated…
Rank this Week: 2498

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
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Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    Who Should Be the Trustee of My Testamentary Trust?

    Who Should Be the Trustee of My Testamentary Trust?
    Like many people, you may find yourself considering the creation of a testamentary trust agreement as an addition to your comprehensive estate plan. If you do choose to include a testamentary trust to your estate plan you will need to make a…
  • Jul 28

    Is It Too Late for Me to Incorporate Medicaid Planning into My Estate Plan?

    Is It Too Late for Me to Incorporate Medicaid Planning into My Estate Plan?
    Unfortunately, people often do not know what Medicaid planning is nor why it is needed until they suddenly need to qualify for Medicaid. At that point they find themselves asking “ Is it too late for me to incorporate Medicaid planning…
  • Jul 23

    How Long Will It Take for Me to Receive Assets Left to Me in Someone’s Will ?

    How Long Will It Take for Me to Receive Assets Left to Me in Someone’s Will ?
    When a family member or loved one dies, the loss is usually followed by a period of grief and mourning. There are also a number of practical and legal considerations that follow a death, such as the probate of the decedent’s estate. If…
Rank this Week: 2369

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

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

    The SSI Restoration Act

    The SSI Restoration Act
    Did you know that there are more than 8 million Americans over the age of 65 who are disabled and rely on Social Security for survival? With baby boomers retiring every year, worries are that the system is antiquated and does little –…
  • Jul 28

    What Is a Living Will in Ohio?

    What Is a Living Will in Ohio?
    Pragmatism is key when you are making preparations for the eventualities of aging and your inevitable passing. With this in mind you should ask yourself how you would want medical professionals to proceed if you were being kept alive via the…
  • Jul 24

    Free Report: Understanding the Many Powers of Attorney in Ohio

    Free Report: Understanding the Many Powers of Attorney in Ohio
    One neighbor tells us you have to have a specific kind of trust while another friend tells us we must include a durable power of attorney and yet still our brother tells us to drop the “durable” part of the power of attorney.…
Rank this Week: 3455

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A.…

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A. Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.arkansas-estateplanning.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    Per Stirpes and Per Capita Distribution

    Per Stirpes and Per Capita Distribution
    Most statutes and legal documents include strange terms of art that might mean little to the layperson. Estate planning documents, and the laws that govern them, unfortunately are no exception. Certainly, your estate planning attorney will be…
  • Jul 27

    Attorney as Trustee

    Attorney as Trustee
    Choosing the right trustee is an important task.  Your trust is an agreement between you and your trustee, the person who will ultimately be in charge of managing your assets and your personal affairs. Your trustee will be responsible…
  • Jul 23

    The Best Way to Keep Your Estate Plan Private

    The Best Way to Keep Your Estate Plan Private
    It is easy to understand why some members of the gay community are concerned about their privacy, when it comes to identifying to whom they choose to leave their possessions. In reality, privacy is a common worry for many clients, regardless…
Rank this Week: 2471

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    How divorce affects retirement planning

    How divorce affects retirement planning
    Older people are getting divorced more frequently than ever before. Divorce can be a significant roadblock for retirement planning and financial security. Although divorcing earlier in life can have a minimal impact on retirement, divorcing…
  • Jul 29

    Choosing between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage

    Choosing between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage
    Deciding what type of health insurance to get can be a daunting task for seniors. Medicare is highly regarded and very popular, but Medicare Advantage differs in ways that could be advantageous to some. Original Medicare includes Medicare…
  • Jul 27

    How to appeal a Medicare denial

    How to appeal a Medicare denial
    If you were denied coverage or payment by Medicare, you have the option of filing an appeal. The denial must be from Medicare, your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan or your Medicare health plan. It is within your right to file an appeal if you…
Rank this Week: 1583

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    Will a Trust Provide Nursing Home Asset Protection?

    Will a Trust Provide Nursing Home Asset Protection?
    Nursing home asset protection is something everyone should take seriously. Most seniors in the United States will need custodial care eventually, and Medicare will not pay for this type of care. Medicare will pay for costs associated with…
  • Jul 30

    Retirement Planning FAQs: How Much Can I Expect From Social Security?

    Retirement Planning FAQs: How Much Can I Expect From Social Security?
    Retirement planning is the first step when you are making preparations for the eventualities of aging. These days, retirement is not a given. For most people, it takes careful planning to accumulate the necessary resources. Social Security…
  • Jul 23

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

    What Is the Difference Between an Inheritance Tax and an Estate Tax?
    The taxes on asset transfers can sometimes be confusing. There are taxes on the federal level, and in some cases, there are taxes on the state level. Plus, there are inheritance taxes, and there are estate taxes. These are two different forms…
Rank this Week: 2487

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
  • Jul 30

    Injured by Fireworks – Can I Sue?

    Injured by Fireworks – Can I Sue?
    Fourth of July celebrations rarely occur without fireworks. However, the majority of those lighting fireworks for part of the celebration do not use basic safety precautions while doing so, which can lead to serious injury. According to the…
  • Jul 27

    Grilling Safety: Tips for Avoiding Injury at Your Next BBQ

    Grilling Safety: Tips for Avoiding Injury at Your Next BBQ
    Summertime means longer days and more time outdoors to spend with family and friends. It is also BBQ season, which means more homeowners will be firing up their gas, propane, and charcoal grills. Unfortunately, grilling season is also one of…
  • Jul 23

    Document Checklist for Medical Malpractice Claim

    Document Checklist for Medical Malpractice Claim
    When a patient is injured due to the negligence of their physician or another healthcare professional, they may seek out an attorney to file a medical malpractice claim. An attorney will conduct a case evaluation to assess the validity of the…
Rank this Week: 2446

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go, they merely determine where you start. Nido Qubein
  • Jul 29

    Dying Thoughts—What Do We Regret the Most?

    Dying Thoughts—What Do We Regret the Most?
    Not surprisingly, most people start to ponder and analyze their life as they approach death. People start to think about regrets and what they would change if they had the opportunity. Of course people’s regrets are as individual as…
  • Jul 28

    Texas History – Do You Know Who Was the First Woman to Receive the Distinguished Service Medal?

    Texas History – Do You Know Who Was the First Woman to Receive the Distinguished Service Medal?
    Houstonian Oveta Culp Hobby was the first woman to receive the distinguished service medal on December 31, 1944. During World War II Hobby headed the War Department’s Women’s Interest Section for a short time and then became the…
Rank this Week: 2400

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Jul 29

    AARP extols beach movies; Silent about discrimination

    AARP extols beach movies; Silent about discrimination
    The AARP has been completely silent about the Obama administration’s recent endorsement of blatant age discrimination in employment by Starbucks, Walmart and Microsoft,  not to mention the hiring program operated by the…
  • Jul 26

    ADA: Strength Through Organizing

    ADA: Strength Through Organizing
    Twenty five years ago today,  former President George H.W. Bush signed into law one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation in  world history – the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA…
  • Jul 22

    Starbucks’ De-Caffeinated Response to Age Discrim.

    Starbucks’ De-Caffeinated Response to Age Discrim.
    A spokesperson for Starbucks made a mystifying distinction Wednesday in an apparent effort to justify what appears to be blatant age discrimination in hiring under the recently announced 100,000 Opportunity Initiative. Starbucks is…
Rank this Week: 1496

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    How a trust can allow a parent to influence loved ones lives after death.

    How a trust can allow a parent to influence loved ones lives after death.
    A trust is one of the most important estate planning tools available and can be used to achieve almost any estate plan’s purpose. A trust can even be drafted with provisions to allow the settlor, or the person who creates the trust, to…
  • Jul 29

    Florida Court rules Legislative bills may cap attorney’s fees for tort actions against the state.

    Florida Court rules Legislative bills may cap attorney’s fees for tort actions against the state.
    While this does not directly deal with Florida estate planning, I thought it may be of interest to many of my readers including attorneys. Florida’s Fourth District recently ruled last week that Florida Legislature’s has the…
  • Jul 28

    How to avoid issues with your Florida estate-plan

    How to avoid issues with your Florida estate-plan
    Here at the Law Office of David M. Goldman, we come across many estate-planning problems that can be avoided by careful planning and forethought. With higher estate tax exemptions most individuals don’t have to consider avoiding estate…
Rank this Week: 1229

Minko Law Office Blog

Minko Law Office Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.minkolaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Choosing an Estate Executor in New York

    Choosing an Estate Executor in New York
    The process of choosing an estate executor in New York is not terribly difficult. All you have to do is make your selection, name that person or organization in your last will and testament, and make sure the will complies with New York law.…
  • Jul 27

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Revocable Living Trusts in New York

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Revocable Living Trusts in New York
    When people create revocable living trusts in New York, they primarily do so because they want to protect their estates from the costs and time associated with probate. In today’s blog post on essential estate planning knowledge,…
  • Jul 17

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Medicaid Planning in New York

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Medicaid Planning in New York
    In this week’s installment in our ongoing series on essential estate planning knowledge, we are going to look at Medicaid planning in New York, what it is, and why it’s important. While Medicaid planning is not something that…
Rank this Week: 2370

Florida Elder Law and Estate…

Florida Elder Law and Estate Planning

Provides news and views on current topics in elder law, estate planning, wills and trusts, caregiver issues, probate and estate administration, Medicaid and Veterans benefits, other issues of importance to seniors and their families. By Joseph S. Karp.

http://karplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    What happens to Whitney Houston's millions now?

    What happens to Whitney Houston's millions now?
    Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston, has just passed away at the too-tender age of 22, following six months of medical limbo. Now, it's her estate that may be in limbo.  Houston's only child, Brown was set to…
  • Jul 28

    Domestic partners who marry can still achieve estate planning goal

    Domestic partners who marry can still achieve estate planning goal
    If you are in a domestic partnership and have employer-sponsored health coverage or other employer-sponsored benefits for your partner, stay alert to the changing legal landscape. Many companies may phase out coverage for domestic…
  • Jul 19

    Medicaid Personal Services Agreements must be properly structured

    Medicaid Personal Services Agreements must be properly structured
    A Medicaid Personal Services Contract, also known as a Personal Services Agreement, can be a great strategy that permits an aging person to pay adult children for caregiving, while still preserving the parent's eligibility for long-term care…
Rank this Week: 4629

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Covers Wisconsin estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration, real estate law, business organization, and individual income tax preparation. By Tesar Law Group, S.C.

http://blog.tesarlaw.com/
  • Jul 29

    De-Clutter and Get Your Finances in Order

    De-Clutter and Get Your Finances in Order
    De-cluttering your finances can help organize your life and make your estate plan easier for your loved ones to manage when you are gone.
  • Jul 27

    Survey Reveals Startling Estate Planning Concern

    Survey Reveals Startling Estate Planning Concern
    Estate planning is not just for the elderly. Make sure you take the time to get things in order and keep those close to you informed of your wishes.
  • Jul 24

    Leaving an Inheritance? Tips from the Pro

    Leaving an Inheritance? Tips from the Pro
    Before leaving an inheritance to your grandchildren, seek proper estate planning advice to make sure you are truly accomplishing your wishes.
Rank this Week: 3196

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Celebrating Veterans' Caregivers with a High Five

    Celebrating Veterans' Caregivers with a High Five
    When a veteran needs help, the first person he or she usually turns to is family. A spouse, children, or parents can play such big roles in the lives of veterans when life is difficult because of illness. As we...
  • Jul 23

    When do you review an estate plan?

    When do you review an estate plan?
    Once your estate plan is created, how often are you supposed to review it? According to some estate planning professionals, you should review it annually or bi-annually. Though this is a common safeguard, you should also review your estate…
  • Jul 13

    Expecting a New Arrival? Be Prepared with an Estate Plan

    Expecting a New Arrival? Be Prepared with an Estate Plan
    Expecting parents or even parents of a newborn will need to reconsider their estate. If you already have an estate plan in place, now is the time to amend that plan to meet your current life situation. If you do...
Rank this Week: 2466

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Can I Protect My Injury Settlement With a Special Needs Trust?

    Can I Protect My Injury Settlement With a Special Needs Trust?
    Supplemental Security Income or SSI is a government program that is in place to provide disabled people with a basic source of ongoing financial support. However, it is not automatically afforded to you if you are disabled. To qualify for…
  • Jul 15

    Can My Living Trust Protect a Spendthrift Heir?

    Can My Living Trust Protect a Spendthrift Heir?
    Revocable living trusts provide a number of different benefits. In this blog post, we will emphasize the ability for a living trust to allow you to protect a spendthrift heir (a spendthrift is a person who spends money in an…
  • Jul 13

    Beware of Prescription Discount Card Scam

    Beware of Prescription Discount Card Scam
    One of our office team members recently received a notice by National Prescription Savings Network and we felt it was important to share these consumer alerts regarding Prescription Card Scams and tips on saving money on prescriptions The…
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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/
  • Jul 29

    Why are Nursing Homes Afraid of the Judicial System?

    Why are Nursing Homes Afraid of the Judicial System?
    A Canadian nursing home chain, Extendicare, has decided to do business anywhere but in Kentucky, where it just leased all 21 of its facilities to another company. The decision was made after the company failed to sway the Kentucky legislature…
  • Jul 20

    Nursing Home Slapped With Huge Verdict After They Fail To Summon Medical Care for Patient

    Nursing Home Slapped With Huge Verdict After They Fail To Summon Medical Care for Patient
    Elderly people who have succumbed to a disease or illness are vulnerable and frail. They are in a very precarious state, where the slightest aggravation to their body can cause severe health damage. Family members are usually not equipped…
  • Jul 20

    Nursing Home Scrutinized Over the Way They Handle Post-Fall Care of Patient

    Nursing Home Scrutinized Over the Way They Handle Post-Fall Care of Patient
    Nursing homes were considered a safe haven for the elderly and people did not hesitate in sending their loved ones to nursing homes in the past. However, the scenario has changed to a great extent. What was once a safe and secure haven has…
Rank this Week: 1115

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

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

http://www.medval.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    CMS’ Fraud Prevention System Creates Significant Impact

    CMS’ Fraud Prevention System Creates Significant Impact
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently recognized and applauded the agency’s internal Fraud Prevention System for the identification or prevention of $820 million in improper payments during the program’s…
  • Jul 27

    Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees Call for Swift Action by Lawmakers in 2015

    Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees Call for Swift Action by Lawmakers in 2015
    Last week the Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees released their 2015 Annual Reports, recommending “prompt corrective action by lawmakers.” In their Message to the Public, the most urgent action was called for the…
  • Jul 22

    Avinza Extended-Release Capsules No Longer Being Manufactured

    Avinza Extended-Release Capsules No Longer Being Manufactured
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that all strengths of Avinza (morphine sulfate) extended release capsules have been discontinued. Avinza is a Schedule II long acting opioid medication indicated for the treatment of severe…
Rank this Week: 4623

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    State Supreme Court finds Conflict of Interest Where Personal Representative Used Estate Property to Operate Decedent's LLC After Death

    State Supreme Court finds Conflict of Interest Where Personal Representative Used Estate Property to Operate Decedent's LLC After Death
    When a business owner passes away, there are inevitably additional concerns for the estate. For instance, should the business be closed, or should the business continue to be operated by surviving family members? How should the company's…
  • Jul 23

    Techniques for Coping with Caregiver Stress - Part 2

    Techniques for Coping with Caregiver Stress - Part 2
    Earlier this week we shared information on techniques that can be used to ease the strain of caring for an elder loved one. We discussed the importance of enlisting close friends and family members as well as taking time for yourself. In…
  • Jul 21

    Techniques for Coping with Caregiver Stress - Part 1

    Techniques for Coping with Caregiver Stress - Part 1
    With an aging population, more adult children are finding themselves faced with the difficult dilemma of caring for aging parents. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control estimate that nearly 34 million Americans provide caregiver services…
Rank this Week: 5088

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

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

    Does Retirement Mean You Are Old?

    Does Retirement Mean You Are Old?
      Retirement is meant to be a pivotal time in a person’s life. They have the opportunity to enjoy life, stop working an 8-to-5 job, and possibly even see friends and family more. However, another thing retirement may mean for some…
  • Jul 22

    How Much Will It Cost to Financially Support Your Aging Parents?

    How Much Will It Cost to Financially Support Your Aging Parents?
      Caring and supporting aging parents can be rewarding, but it can also be a highly frustrating and exhausting experience. When financially supporting your loved ones, it may be much more expensive than you realize. If your parent has…
  • Jul 15

    How to Avoid Court with Your Aging Parent

    How to Avoid Court with Your Aging Parent
      It is not uncommon for children and their aging parents to have issues. Conflicts often arise (including old, once-settled conflicts) when aging parents begin to slowly decline in health and start needing emotional and financial…
Rank this Week: 1894

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

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

    More End-of-Life Planning Coming?

    More End-of-Life Planning Coming?
    As estate planning attorneys know, the basic estate plan includes a health care power of attorney and a health care directive or living will. Often, we give little notice to these documents. Clients do not like thinking of their own mortality…
  • Jul 27

    All About That Boot Camp

    All About That Boot Camp
    It seems like we just wrapped up one webinar here at the Academy,** and we’re already gearing up for the next in our summer series! I’m so ramped up for this new webinar format we’re trying and I can’t wait to get you…
  • Jul 24

    LegalZoom Files $10.5M Antitrust Suit Against North Carolina Bar, Cites SCOTUS Dental Case

    LegalZoom Files $10.5M Antitrust Suit Against North Carolina Bar, Cites SCOTUS Dental Case
    Here is another chapter in the continuing saga of LegalZoom fighting it out with the various state Bar Associations. The latest is from the ABA Journal which reports that LegalZoom just filed a $10.5 million lawsuit against the North Carolina…
Rank this Week: 3459

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Covers New York estate planning, probate, elder law and health care issues. By Dutcher & Zatkowsky.

http://www.dutcher-zatkowsky.com
  • Jul 29

    A Million Dollar Guide To Estate Planning

    A Million Dollar Guide To Estate Planning
    Estate planning is critical for everyone, but once your estate hits near $1 million, it gets more complicated. View image | gettyimages.com Unless your estate is worth more than $5.43 million – $10.86 million for a married couple…
  • Jul 22

    Estate Planning For The Blended Family

    Estate Planning For The Blended Family
    In estate planning, it can be more tricky when a blended family is involved. In many cases, family dynamics can become permanently ruffled. View image | gettyimages.com With the number of remarriages rising, many families now include…
  • Jul 15

    Don’t Let Divorce Interfere With Estate Planning

    Don’t Let Divorce Interfere With Estate Planning
    When a long-married couple divorces, it can be particularly difficult when it comes to retirement and estate plans. View image | gettyimages.com Assets, including retirement accounts, can be complicated to divide, and the presence of children…
Rank this Week: 5047

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

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

    Estate Planning: Explore Your Option

    Estate Planning: Explore Your Option
    Estate planning is a responsibility that many people place on the back burner. Clearly, contemplating your own mortality may not be the most pleasant pastime in the world, but you should confront this reality head-on and take steps to protect…
  • Jul 26

    Should I Buy Long-Term Care Insurance?

    Should I Buy Long-Term Care Insurance?
    When you look into the statistics, you find that many American senior citizens will need long-term care at some point in time. If you have always been healthy, you should not be overconfident, because healthy people typically live…
  • Jul 23

    What Is an Incentive Trust?

    What Is an Incentive Trust?
    You have the power to plan your estate in a customized manner. Estate planning is not necessarily an exercise in slicing up a pie into different size pieces as you facilitate lump sum asset distributions after your passing. In many cases, a…
Rank this Week: 2413

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

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

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
  • Jul 28

    Idaho Elder Law - Helping Loved Ones Suffering from Alzheimer'

    Idaho Elder Law - Helping Loved Ones Suffering from Alzheimer'
    Fundamentally, it's important to understand that Alzheimer's is not the same as other diseases. Dealing with dementia requires a lot of attention from all involved. Through it all, competent counsel will be necessary to properly assess the…
  • Jul 21

    Idaho Elder Law - Little Known VA Long-Term-Care Benefit

    Idaho Elder Law - Little Known VA Long-Term-Care Benefit
    We are VA Accredited and we know how to help you get the benefits you earned through your greatly appreciated service to our country. To secure your peace of mind as well as your family's future, get started now. Remember, good planning is no…
  • Jul 17

    Idaho Elder Law - Legislators Considering Law Protecting Elderly from Scam

    Idaho Elder Law - Legislators Considering Law Protecting Elderly from Scam
    The Astor story is surprisingly common: a growing number of Americans suffer from Alzheimer's or another form of dementia and a sizeable percentage of those patients will fall victim to scams.
Rank this Week: 2732

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

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

    Ensuring the Family Farm Stays in the Family

    Ensuring the Family Farm Stays in the Family
    “What can I do to make sure the family farm stays in the family?” I have the pleasure of working with many family farmers, and this is the most frequent question I receive. To plan properly, we need to be aware of the types of…
  • Jul 23

    Could Dan Gilbert and Jimmy Haslem Disinherit their Children from their Billion Dollar Estates?

    Could Dan Gilbert and Jimmy Haslem Disinherit their Children from their Billion Dollar Estates?
    When it comes to estate planning and elder law, mental capacity matters. In December 2014, Tom Benson announced plans to transfer future ownership of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans to his third wife, Gayle Benson, disinheriting his…
  • Jul 21

    Four Vital Estate Planning Questions for Business Owner

    Four Vital Estate Planning Questions for Business Owner
    Far too often successful business owners never take the time to put a succession plan in place.   If something happens to you, is everything in place? Who can access your company accounts to carry on the day-to-day…
Rank this Week: 1890

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
Rank this Week: 2609

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

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

    How Long Will It Take to Actually Receive My Inheritance ?

    How Long Will It Take to Actually Receive My Inheritance ?
    Although most of us think of the death of a family member or loved one as an emotional event, the reality is that there are a number of practical and legal ramifications of a death as well. Among those is the need to distribute the assets…
  • Jul 28

    Free Report: How Long Will It Take To Get My Inheritance in Missouri

    Free Report: How Long Will It Take To Get My Inheritance in Missouri
      The single most important factor in determining when you will receive your inheritance is whether or not the inheritance is made up of probate or non-probate assets because not all assets are required to go through the probate process.…
  • Jul 27

    Receiving Your Inheritance in Missouri – How Long It Will Take

    Receiving Your Inheritance in Missouri – How Long It Will Take
    Receiving Your Inheritance in Missouri – How Long It Will Take from Charlie Amen  If so, and a Will contest is filed, it will significantly slow down the probate process because everything essentially comes to a stop while the will…
Rank this Week: 2419

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

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

    Can a Trust Provide Medicaid Asset Protection?

    Can a Trust Provide Medicaid Asset Protection?
    Estate planning is a diverse endeavor. What is ideal for one person may not suit the next, and this is something that you should understand when you are planning your estate. You have many different options, and the ideal course of action…
  • Jul 25

    Will Medicare Pay for All of My Health Care Expenses?

    Will Medicare Pay for All of My Health Care Expenses?
    When you are planning for retirement, you should be aware of what you can expect from the Medicare program. Medicare is a government health insurance program that is intended to provide coverage for senior citizens. You gain eligibility for…
  • Jul 23

    When Will My Heirs Receive Their Inheritances?

    When Will My Heirs Receive Their Inheritances?
    You probably want your heirs to receive their inheritances in a timely manner after you pass away. If you feel this way, you should be aware of the facts, because there can be misconceptions. The last will is the most commonly utilized…
Rank this Week: 2355

Walker Lambe

Walker Lambe

Covers North Carolina elder law and estate planning.

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

    What Is The North Carolina Cost of Probate?

    What Is The North Carolina Cost of Probate?
    What Is The North Carolina Cost of Probate? from Mark Costley There are various different options available to you if you want to implement a probate avoidance strategy. Learn more about North Carolina cost of probate in this…
  • Jul 27

    What Is The North Carolina Five-Year Medicaid Look-Back?

    What Is The North Carolina Five-Year Medicaid Look-Back?
    What Is The North Carolina Five-Year Medicaid Look-Back? from Mark Costley Medicaid is a government program that will pay for long-term custodial care. This involves divesting yourself of assets in advance of applying for Medicaid so you meet…
  • Jul 21

    What Is North Carolina Legacy Planning?

    What Is North Carolina Legacy Planning?
    What Is North Carolina Legacy Planning? from Mark Costley  With this type of will, you share your moral and spiritual values with the loved ones that you will be leaving behind. Learn more about North Carolina legacy planning in…
Rank this Week: 3460

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Posting Notices to Creditors online rather than in the newspaper

    Posting Notices to Creditors online rather than in the newspaper
    Readers will notice that I've added a new item to this blog's homepage. It's a link to a site on which executors and estate administrators can publish Notices to Creditors and Claimants online, rather than in a newspaper. Click here to go to…
  • Jul 23

    BC case shows what it takes to deal with title when kids have been added as joint to parents' property

    BC case shows what it takes to deal with title when kids have been added as joint to parents' property
    There is a new case from the BC Supreme Court that sheds some light on a topic that is of consistent interest to the readers of this blog. I'm going to give a summary of the case here, but anyone who'd like to read the full case of The Estate…
  • Jul 20

    Transferring a cottage after you're gone

    Transferring a cottage after you're gone
    Recently the Globe and Mail carried an article by Tim Cestnick that discusses the options available for transferring your cabin or cottage to your family after you have passed away. Click here to read the article. I like the article because…
Rank this Week: 5048

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/
  • Jul 27

    Blood Thinning Drugs in Nursing Homes Causing Deaths and Injurie

    Blood Thinning Drugs in Nursing Homes Causing Deaths and Injurie
    We have written extensively on the dangers of new blood thinning drugs like Xarelto and Pradaxa. Lesser known are the dangers of an older and much more popular type of blood thinner in nursing homes. Our team of nursing home negligence…
  • Jul 14

    Nursing Home Reform Soon to Come with New Government Oversight

    Nursing Home Reform Soon to Come with New Government Oversight
    Our nursing home lawyers are excited to announce that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently proposed a new set of rules for nursing home oversight. This is the first comprehensive update of nursing home regulations…
  • Jul 8

    California Judge Strikes Down Nursing Home Law for Incompetent Resident

    California Judge Strikes Down Nursing Home Law for Incompetent Resident
    The Alameda County Superior Court recently ruled that a California law allowing nursing home staff to make medical decisions for certain residents was unconstitutional. The nursing home abuse lawyers at Pintas & Mullins discuss this…
Rank this Week: 3165

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    Free Report: South Carolina Duties and Responsibilities Of An Executor

    Free Report: South Carolina Duties and Responsibilities Of An Executor
      The terms “Executor” and “Personal Representative” are often used interchangeably. Essentially they serve the same function. The difference is how they are appointed. An Executor is appointed in a Last Will and…
  • Jun 3

    What Is Probate?

    What Is Probate?
    When a person dies, the individual leaves behind an estate. The estate is comprised of everything in which the decedent had an ownership interest in at the time of the death of the decedent. Some estates are very large, being comprised of…
  • Jun 3

    Funeral Planning in South Carolina: Why It Should be Part of Your Comprehensive Estate Plan

    Funeral Planning in South Carolina: Why It Should be Part of Your Comprehensive Estate Plan
    Funeral Planning in South Carolina: Why It Should be Part of Your Comprehensive Estate Plan from John Kuhn People often overpay for funeral and burial services when they are forced to make decisions while grieving. Learn more about…
Rank this Week: 2387

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 26

    Planning Before the First Spouse Dies (Part 2)

    Planning Before the First Spouse Dies (Part 2)
                Last week I was telling you about Mary’s call.  Her mom is in a nursing home paying $11,000 per month and her sister, Terry is in a group home.  Mary…
  • Jul 19

    Planning Before the First Spouse Die

    Planning Before the First Spouse Die
                Mary called because her mom was in a nursing home paying $11,000 per month. Her sister, Terry, disabled and living with Mom for many years, had her own health problems and was…
  • Jul 12

    The Problem with IRAs – The Solution

    The Problem with IRAs – The Solution
                So, what is the solution to Bill’s IRA problem from last week?  He has $1.2 million in IRA money and doesn’t want to risk losing it all to long term care if…
Rank this Week: 1702

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    World War I Probate

    World War I Probate
    Kimberly Wallis gave me a copy of a grant of probate from the United Kingdom dated October 28th, 1914. The process for obtaining a grant of probate appears to have been very efficient in those days, as the deceased had died just 23 days…
  • Jul 19

    Amendments to Probate Rules Include Provision for Substitution of Personal Representative on Death

    Amendments to Probate Rules Include Provision for Substitution of Personal Representative on Death
    As I wrote acouple of weeks ago, the probate rules were amended effective July 1, 2015. Among the changes is a new provision dealing with the procedure for appointing a new personal representative (executor or administrator) when the…
  • Jul 11

    2015 Canadian Conference on Elder Law

    2015 Canadian Conference on Elder Law
    The Canadian Center for Elder Law together with the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia are presenting a two day conference: The Journey of Aging – the Law and Beyond. The conference will be held on Thursday and…
Rank this Week: 723

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse

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

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

    Glasgow Researchers Develop Anti-Bedsore Mattress to Help Prevent Pressure Ulcer Development

    Glasgow Researchers Develop Anti-Bedsore Mattress to Help Prevent Pressure Ulcer Development
    Following a Scottish initiative to reduce the number of injuries and deaths caused by pressure ulcer development, a bio-engineering firm, HCi Viocare, is working to utilize sensor technology in mattresses and wheelchair cushions. Bedsores…
  • Jul 23

    Are cameras in nursing homes the right move?

    Are cameras in nursing homes the right move?
    The state of Illinois is currently reviewing legislation, House Bill 2462, that would allow for cameras to be installed in nursing homes in order to provide regular monitoring to help combat and reduce nursing home abuse. The legislation has…
  • Jul 16

    Disparities in Nursing Home Penalties and Oversight

    Disparities in Nursing Home Penalties and Oversight
      Charles Ornstein and Lena Groeger of ProPublica wrote an article outlining the disparities in nursing home penalties and oversight as they vary state-by-state. Two separate instances of nursing home negligence were investigated: One…
Rank this Week: 3613

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Failure to Plan for Divorce Can Destroy an Estate

    Failure to Plan for Divorce Can Destroy an Estate
    Most complications that arise in estate administration are the result of unanticipated events. Divorce is one of the least planned for events in any estate plan; it can also cause some of the most devastating complications. The recent case of…
  • Jul 10

    Estate Administration Confusion: Who Does the Estate’s Lawyer Represent?

    Estate Administration Confusion: Who Does the Estate’s Lawyer Represent?
    In order for a will to be probated after someone’s death, a Personal Representative must be appointed by the court. In order for a trust to be administered, a Trustee must be appointed pursuant to the terms of the trust. The PR or…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3120

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/
  • Jul 23

    California’s Senior Legislature Wants to Continue its Advocacy Work

    California’s Senior Legislature Wants to Continue its Advocacy Work
    For the last 35 years, California’s Senior Legislature has been advocating for the rights of older adults throughout the state. Indeed, according to a recent report from NBC News, the ground has been proposing laws to state legislators…
  • Jul 15

    Chemical Restraints and Nursing Home Abuse

    Chemical Restraints and Nursing Home Abuse
    Nursing homes in California continue to receive warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about the use of antipsychotic medications given to elderly residents, yet the use of chemical restraints continues. Indeed, according…
  • Jul 9

    Campaign Against Elder Abuse in California

    Campaign Against Elder Abuse in California
    According to a recent article in the Orange County Register, Kerri Kasem has been heavily involved in a campaign against elder abuse that aims to both educate the community and change the laws on visitation. Kasem is the daughter of Casey…
Rank this Week: 1422