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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/
  • Oct 19

    The Overmedicated Elderly

    The Overmedicated Elderly
    WRIC reported the problem of chemical restraints among nursing home residents.  There’s an unsuspecting problem lurking within the elderly population in America – overlapping prescription medications that put them at risk for…
  • Oct 18

    Extendicare Settlement with DOJ

    Extendicare Settlement with DOJ
    Extendicare Health Services Inc. (Extendicare) and its subsidiary Progressive Step Corporation (ProStep) have agreed to pay $38 million to the United States and eight states to resolve accusations that Extendicare billed Medicare and…
  • Oct 18

    Woman Receives 10 Years for Nursing Home Abuse

    Woman Receives 10 Years for Nursing Home Abuse
    KOCO reported that Elizabeth Kibler, employee of Grace Living Center in Oklahoma City, was sentenced to 10 years, with a minimum of four years spent in custody, for abusing one of her elderly patients. The victim Anita Rich’s wounds…
Rank this Week: 165

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
  • Oct 17

    Costs Claimed Out of Whack? Move to Tax Them

    Costs Claimed Out of Whack? Move to Tax Them
    To the victor go the spoils. But that doesn’t mean the prevailing party can get whatever it wants in claimed costs. If you disagree with the costs listed in the prevailing party’s costs memorandum, file and serve a motion to tax…
  • Oct 15

    The Bare Basics of Networking Event

    The Bare Basics of Networking Event
    The following is a guest blog post by Elizabeth G. Blust, a solo practitioner in San Diego. Her practice focuses mainly on estate planning and probate. Law is her second career following over ten years in real estate development. So you want…
  • Oct 10

    4 Preliminary Questions for Every Deposition You Take

    4 Preliminary Questions for Every Deposition You Take
    Before you get to the substantive questions, make sure to ask these four important preliminary questions in every deposition you take. Is the deponent on medication or suffering from an illness? Ask questions about what medications, if any,…
Rank this Week: 235

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 15

    Extendicare to Pay $38 Million in Medicare, Medicaid Settlement

    Extendicare to Pay $38 Million in Medicare, Medicaid Settlement
    A U.S. nursing home chain has agreed to pay $38 million in a settlement to end a federal government investigation into whether its nursing homes billed Medicare and Medicaid for poor care for its elderly residents. The settlement was…
  • Oct 10

    Over 50? You're a Target for Scam Artist

    Over 50? You're a Target for Scam Artist
    For too many seniors and their families, the concept of falling victim to a financial scam seems improbable. Many believe that even in their retirement years they will be able to recognize when they are being scammed. Unfortunately, research…
  • Oct 7

    Respecting Their Wishes: Donating the Body

    Respecting Their Wishes: Donating the Body
    Many seniors plan ahead for their final days and include in their estate plan funeral directives as well as other wishes. However, more seniors are adding unique and unusual requests regarding their final wishes, including donating their…
Rank this Week: 255

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/
  • Oct 13

    Hidden Cameras Allow Families To Track Care In Nursing Home

    Hidden Cameras Allow Families To Track Care In Nursing Home
    When someone we care about is admitted into a nursing home, we expect him or her to be safe. Many of us see these facilities as a safe haven for elderly relatives and aging parents, a place where they have onsite doctors and nurses and…
  • Oct 6

    Court Slashes Nursing Home Negligence Verdict

    Court Slashes Nursing Home Negligence Verdict
    In June 2014, the justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court slashed the $90 million verdict awarded to Dorothy Douglas in her Charleston nursing home abuse case. Even though the justices called the conduct of the nursing home…
  • Sep 26

    World Elder Abuse Day: Why Bother?

    World Elder Abuse Day: Why Bother?
    Everyone, especially the elderly, deserves to be treated with dignity in a safe environment. Unfortunately, too many older Americans are neglected, abused or exploited. Research indicates that 10 percent of elderly individuals 60 years and…
Rank this Week: 309

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

By Ed Fox & Associates.

http://www.chicagonursinghomeabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 19

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' five-star Nursing Home rating system to be Overhauled

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' five-star Nursing Home rating system to be Overhauled
    President Obama recently signed into law the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act (IMPACT), which means that soon when trying to locate a nursing home for yourself or a loved one, CMS' rating will actually reflect the quality…
  • Oct 16

    Nursing Home Chaing to Pay $38 Million Dollars in U.S. Settlement

    Nursing Home Chaing to Pay $38 Million Dollars in U.S. Settlement
    In a stunning victory that will hopefully have widespread ramifications across the country, a skilled nursing home chain has agreed to pay $38 million dollars to resolve ongoing allegations related to resident care. Extendicare Health…
  • Sep 12

    Illinois: Cameras in Nursing Homes?

    Illinois: Cameras in Nursing Homes?
    Concerns surface over whether or not video cameras should be used in nursing homes to monitor staff's behavior towards residents as proposed by Illinois Attorney General, Lisa Madigan. Cameras could help deter nursing home abuse and neglect…
Rank this Week: 540

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/
  • Oct 18

    Estate Planning: How to Get Going (and why not to do it yourself)

    Estate Planning: How to Get Going (and why not to do it yourself)
    The American Bar Association is offering a free webinar for the public on October 23 to explain the basics of estate planning. The moderated discussion will air at 1pm Eastern time and will also be available to listen to after the fact. Says…
  • Oct 14

    Medicare Open Enrollment begins Oct. 15

    Medicare Open Enrollment begins Oct. 15
    The Medicare Open Enrollment period begins October 15, 2014 and ends on December 7, 2014. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services predicts that premiums for Medicare Advantage plans and Part D plans will rise only slightly in 2015. The…
  • Oct 13

    Florida same-sex married couples still need to take special estate planning step

    Florida same-sex married couples still need to take special estate planning step
    Last week the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear appeals from several states whose same-sex marriage bans were found unconstitutional by lower federal courts, effectively making same-sex marriage legal in several more states. Currently, 30…
Rank this Week: 490

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/
  • Oct 16

    Continuing Legal Education Society Presentation on "Reining in the Rogue Trustee/Executor"

    Continuing Legal Education Society Presentation on "Reining in the Rogue Trustee/Executor"
    I am going to be speaking at the Continuing Legal Education Society course, Estate Litigation Update - 2014, next week on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, B.C. the course goes from 9:00 am to…
  • Oct 13

    John Poyser’s Capacity and Undue Influence

    John Poyser’s Capacity and Undue Influence
    John E. S. Poyser has written a remarkable textbook, Capacity and Undue Influence, published this year by Thomas Reuters Canada Limited. The book is about gratuitous wealth transfers including by will, beneficiary designations, through…
  • Oct 2

    Supreme Court of Canada Strikes down British Columbia’s Court Hearing Fees!

    Supreme Court of Canada Strikes down British Columbia’s Court Hearing Fees!
    I don’t use exclamation marks often. This may be the first one in my blog. But I am very pleased with the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada released this morning in The Trial Lawyers Association of BritishColumbia v. British…
Rank this Week: 513

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
  • Oct 15

    What To Consider When Picking Heir

    What To Consider When Picking Heir
    Who is going to get your money when you die? A story in Forbes says the most difficult part of estate planning is determining who gets what and when. The article says the process is emotional and involves a number of trade offs. It suggests…
  • Oct 8

    Best Places To Die In 2015

    Best Places To Die In 2015
    Eight states are adopting changes in their death tax laws in 2015. Currently, 19 states plus the District of Columbia have state death or estate taxes. But a number of states are making changes of one sort of another to make it more…
  • Oct 1

    How To Get Your Parents To Accept Help

    How To Get Your Parents To Accept Help
    It is all too frequent: aging parents refusing to get help at home even when it is obvious to everyone else that they need it. #173412073 / gettyimages.com Even when a parent has had a fall or two, he or she will often refuse to have someone…
Rank this Week: 394

Arizona Senior Law Blog

Arizona Senior Law Blog

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

http://www.arizonaseniorlaw.com/news/
  • Oct 13

    Living Trusts and ALTCS Planning

    Living Trusts and ALTCS Planning
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities Question: Several years ago, my wife and I set up a revocable living trust. We are…
  • Oct 6

    Income Rules Affect Care Insurance

    Income Rules Affect Care Insurance
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Question: My wife and I purchased long-term care insurance many years ago, and we recently…
  • Sep 30

    Child Unlikely Liable for Parent’s Bill

    Child Unlikely Liable for Parent’s Bill
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities Question: I am in the process of securing nursing- home placement for my mother. My mother is…
Rank this Week: 747

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/
Rank this Week: 489

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

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

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Oct 8

    4 Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property

    4 Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property
    In the United States, there are four principal ways in which a person or business can protect intellectual property, however, not all types of protection are available for all property types. The infographic below briefly describes each of…
  • Sep 16

    U.S. Federal Trademark Filing

    U.S. Federal Trademark Filing
    In 2013, more than 300,000 trademarks and service marks were filed across 45 different classes of goods and services with the United States Patent & Trademark ("USPTO"); however, less than 200,000 trademarks were registered by the USPTO…
  • Aug 29

    ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark Filing

    ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark Filing
    The ALS Association has filed an application to register a federal trademark for "Ice Bucket Challenge", the viral sensation that has swept the nation this summer. Although most Americans likely associate "Ice Bucket Challenge" with the ALS…
Rank this Week: 495

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    4th DCA and Charging Order Protection for Florida LLC

    4th DCA and Charging Order Protection for Florida LLC
    In Florida, a multi member LLC, has asset protection characteristics. Prior to 2011, Florida law was not clear on whether a charging order was the exclusive remedy for a creditor of a member of a multi member LLC. Assets in a Florida multi…
  • Sep 29

    If a person dies intestate what proof must their children show the court to prove they are the heirs to the estate?

    If a person dies intestate what proof must their children show the court to prove they are the heirs to the estate?
    Most Florida probate courts simply accept the information contained in the pleadings that are filed with the court. These pleadings are usually signed "under penalties of perjury". Some courts (such as Citrus Count and Miami-Dade County)…
  • Aug 25

    Estate Planning: Dealing with your digital death instead of before

    Estate Planning: Dealing with your digital death instead of before
    Portland company WebCease is making waves in the probate and estate-planning community by helping attorneys and grieving families locate the deceased's digital accounts. CEO Glenn Williamson aims to be the first to provide this service to…
Rank this Week: 372

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Sep 15

    Five Estate Planning Lessons from Frozen

    Five Estate Planning Lessons from Frozen
    Over the weekend my family and I watched Frozen at Movies in the Park. Frozen is Disney’s reinterpretation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ice Queen fairy tale.  As I watched the movie for the umpteenth…
  • Jul 31

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning
    In the Oscar-winning 1979 documentary “Best Boy,” director Ira Wohl spent three years filming the life and times of his middle-aged cousin, a New York City man with a developmental disability everyone called Philly, although his…
  • Jul 31

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning
    In the Oscar-winning 1979 documentary “Best Boy,” director Ira Wohl spent three years filming the life and times of his middle-aged cousin, a New York City man with a developmental disability everyone called Philly, although his…
Rank this Week: 627

Massachusetts Elder Law Blog

Massachusetts Elder Law Blog

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

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

    We've moved!!

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

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

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

    Substituted Judgment, Part 3

    Substituted Judgment, Part 3
    In a prior entry, I discussed how Massachusetts probate courts are supposed to make decisions on behalf of incapacitated persons when a guardian asks the court for authorization to obtain an abortion or sterilization surgery, using the…
Rank this Week: 720

New York Trusts & Estates Law…

New York Trusts & Estates Law Blog

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

http://trustsestateslaw.com
Rank this Week: 569

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/
  • Oct 28

    Gov. Candidate Rauner Alleged Invovled in Shady Dealings by Nursing Home Owners to Avoid Liability

    Gov. Candidate Rauner Alleged Invovled in Shady Dealings by Nursing Home Owners to Avoid Liability
    We have written time again about the traditional civil and criminal cases that can be brought against nursing homes and/or their administrators, managers, nurses, nursing aides and any other staff. Civil claims can be brought for negligence…
  • Oct 17

    Question of Immunity for Nursing Home Likely Headed to Appeals Court

    Question of Immunity for Nursing Home Likely Headed to Appeals Court
    In a recent post we highlighted a fascinating case that is set to go to the Connecticut Supreme Court regarding a private nursing home that has been providing services to parolees under a contract with the state, which is actually mandated…
  • Oct 15

    Even Seniors Face Crippling Student Debt

    Even Seniors Face Crippling Student Debt
    While not an absolute rule, seniors or the elderly tend to be the predominant residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Naturally, with age this part of the population is more likely to encounter situations of illness or…
Rank this Week: 2414

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Oct 19

    Changes to New Jersey Medicaid Coming November 1 (Maybe)

    Changes to New Jersey Medicaid Coming November 1 (Maybe)
         Last week I wrote about changes to New Jersey’s Medicaid program that are coming November 1, specifically with regard to the income cap.  Well, as with all things Medicaid, that date is not certain. …
  • Oct 12

    Changes to New Jersey Medicaid Coming November 1

    Changes to New Jersey Medicaid Coming November 1
                    I have written for many years about Medicaid’s strict income limit or “cap”   Individuals over the cap can’t qualify for some Medicaid programs, such as…
  • Oct 5

    New Jersey Supreme Court Recognizes the Value of Special Needs Planning

    New Jersey Supreme Court Recognizes the Value of Special Needs Planning
                    Sometimes as elder and disability attorneys we are criticized for helping our clients qualify for, or in some cases maintain, government needs based…
Rank this Week: 1606

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.aminovlaw.com
  • Oct 19

    How To Avoid Probate

    How To Avoid Probate
    There is hardly a week that goes by that I don’t receive a call from a potential client asking me to help them “avoid probate”. Unfortunately, most of the time, the client only has a vague understanding of the probate…
  • Sep 2

    Joint Ownership of Asset

    Joint Ownership of Asset
    A significant portion of the assets we own are held jointly with another person. Almost anything, including real property, bank accounts, and investment accounts, can be, and often is, owned jointly. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to…
  • Jul 8

    What’s So Bad About Writing Your Own Will?

    What’s So Bad About Writing Your Own Will?
    Almost everyone can draft their own will – just like most people can give themselves a haircut – but the question is should they. There are many websites and form books offering a do-it-yourself service, but should you use them?…
Rank this Week: 1968

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Oct 19

    What Is an Authorization for Final Disposition?

    What Is an Authorization for Final Disposition?
    You have to think things all the way through if you want to be comprehensively prepared from an estate planning perspective. There are details that must be attended to beyond the transfer of financial assets after your passing. One thing to…
  • Oct 19

    This Week Is National Estate Planning Awareness Week

    This Week Is National Estate Planning Awareness Week
    People take steps to protect themselves and their families in various different ways. Individuals buy insurance even when they may never have to use it, because they want to protect their own interests and the interests of their family.…
  • Oct 18

    What Is the Medicaid Maximum Asset Limit?

    What Is the Medicaid Maximum Asset Limit?
    Even if you expect to qualify for Medicare as a senior citizen, you should still understand a bit about the Medicaid program. This is because of the fact that Medicare will not pay for living assistance. Most seniors will eventually need help…
Rank this Week: 1669

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/
  • Oct 19

    Vets in Assisted Living and Personal Care Homes may see lower drug cost

    Vets in Assisted Living and Personal Care Homes may see lower drug cost
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> A new Pennsylvania law is intended to help lower drug costs for veterans residing in assisted living residences and personal care homes.…
  • Sep 30

    Should Seniors get a High-Dose Flu Shot?

    Should Seniors get a High-Dose Flu Shot?
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  • Sep 27

    Goodbye Department of Public Welfare

    Goodbye Department of Public Welfare
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Rank this Week: 4438

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Oct 18

    Can a Living Trust Be Contested?

    Can a Living Trust Be Contested?
    Many people who have not explored all the facts assume that they should use a last will to state their final wishes. You can go this route if you want to, but there are some drawbacks that go along with the utilization of a last will. A will…
  • Oct 13

    Should I Use My Unified Exclusion to Give Gifts?

    Should I Use My Unified Exclusion to Give Gifts?
    There are taxes on asset transfers in the United States. We have a federal estate tax, and it carries a top rate of 40 percent. Everyone does not pay the federal estate tax, because there is a reasonably large credit or exclusion. At the…
  • Oct 12

    What Is the Annual Gift Tax Exclusion?

    What Is the Annual Gift Tax Exclusion?
    There are taxes on large asset transfers in the United States. We have a federal estate tax, but most people do not have to pay it, because there is a relatively large credit or exclusion. For the rest of the 2014 calendar year, the exact…
Rank this Week: 1731

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/
  • Oct 18

    Ontario woman and her husband charged with elder abuse of her mother

    Ontario woman and her husband charged with elder abuse of her mother
    There is a very sad, very serious case being heard in court in Ontario this week. Viola Simonds was in her 70s and had dementia and other medical issues. Her daughter and son-in-law had a Power of Attorney for Personal Care for Ms. Simonds.…
  • Oct 18

    Great response to For My Family, With Love

    Great response to For My Family, With Love
    I'm pleased to report that the initial response to my new workbook entitled For My Family, With Love has been all positive! Thanks to those of you who have checked it out. I'm always open to hearing feedback about your use of this book (or…
  • Oct 17

    If the executor doesn't want the job, can she hand it off to the sole beneficiary?

    If the executor doesn't want the job, can she hand it off to the sole beneficiary?
    When a will names an executor who probably doesn't want the job and there is no alternate executor named, what happens? Can the executor hand off her duties to the sole beneficiary? A reader recently asked me this question, as well as a…
Rank this Week: 4750

New Jersey Elder Abuse and Neglect…

New Jersey Elder Abuse and Neglect Forum

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

http://www.njelderabuselaw.com/
  • Oct 18

    Nursing Home Abuse: Extendicare Pays 38 Million

    Nursing Home Abuse: Extendicare Pays 38 Million
    On October 11, 2014, the New York Times reported that Extendicare  agreed to pay $38 million over claims of poor care.   The federal claims alleged that Extendicare inappropriately billed for physical therapy and provided such poor…
  • Sep 13

    Elder Abuse By Home Health Care Aide

    Elder Abuse By Home Health Care Aide
    The family of a 99 year old Staten Island husband and father wanted him to live at home and spend his final years with dignity.  The family discovered, through use of videos obtained through cameras installed in the home, that the…
  • Aug 27

    Nursing Home Abuse: Congress Seeks Briefing From Medicare Regarding “Five Star” Rating

    Nursing Home Abuse: Congress Seeks Briefing From Medicare Regarding “Five Star” Rating
    Washington, DC (Aug. 26, 2014)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting a briefing to…
Rank this Week: 4593

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • Oct 17

    Do I Need to Change My Trust When I Buy or Sell Assets?

    Do I Need to Change My Trust When I Buy or Sell Assets?
    A well thought out estate plan typically includes a variety of legal documents in addition to a Last Will and Testament. Trust agreements are frequently among those additional documents due in large part to the flexibility offered by a trust…
  • Oct 13

    Do I Work with You or a Paralegal?

    Do I Work with You or a Paralegal?
    If you have not worked closely with an attorney before it can be a bit intimidating and confusing the first time. If you have decided to finally sit down and create an estate plan with us you have made an excellent decision. Because an estate…
  • Oct 10

    When Should I Review and Update My Estate Plan?

    When Should I Review and Update My Estate Plan?
    Despite understanding the importance of having an estate plan in place, surveys show that over half of all Americans do not have one. If you are in the minority and have created an estate plan, don’t stop there! Taking the time to set…
Rank this Week: 1785

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/
  • Oct 17

    Heirs vs. Credit Card Debt - Who Gets Paid First?

    Heirs vs. Credit Card Debt - Who Gets Paid First?
    Unless you are a joint owner or a surviving spouse in a community property or marital property state, in most situations heirs will not inherit a deceased’s credit card debt, however such debt will need to be paid from the assets in the…
  • Oct 15

    Revocable Living Trusts - Who Needs Them?

    Revocable Living Trusts - Who Needs Them?
    While Revocable Living Trusts can be a very useful estate planning tool, they are not necessary for everyone’s situation, and you should seek legal advice to determine your best options.
  • Oct 13

    Philip Seymour Hoffman's Estate Goes to Girlfriend, Not Kid

    Philip Seymour Hoffman's Estate Goes to Girlfriend, Not Kid
    Proper estate planning and regular review of your plan is key in making sure your wishes are followed and your intent is clear.
Rank this Week: 3013

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse…

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.illinoisnursinghomeabuselawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Nursing Home Reforms Desperately Needed

    Nursing Home Reforms Desperately Needed
    Corporate America pushes for big business with a heavy emphasis on high profits, and it is affecting nearly every aspect of our economy, from grocery stores to gyms. What many people do not know is that big business now owns most of the…
  • Oct 7

    Illinois Ranks Last in Nursing Home Safety

    Illinois Ranks Last in Nursing Home Safety
    A recent nursing home report card gave Illinois an "F" grade, putting our state at the bottom of national rankings for nursing home care. The report card is issued once per year by Families for Better Care, a nursing home resident advocacy…
  • Sep 25

    Rauner Avoids Responsibility in Nursing Home Tragedie

    Rauner Avoids Responsibility in Nursing Home Tragedie
    Trans Healthcare and Trans Health Management, nursing home companies that controls a chain of nursing homes throughout the country seems to be continuously fighting off lawsuits, bad press, and claims of fraud. Bruce Rauner, the candidate for…
Rank this Week: 3127

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 17

    Report: Cigarettes “More Addictive” Than Before

    Report: Cigarettes “More Addictive” Than Before
    ABC News reports on its website that a recent Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids report asserts that cigarettes have become “more addictive, more attractive to kids and even more deadly,” over the past few decades. The report…
  • Oct 16

    Changes in Generic Medication’s Color, Shape May Lead to Some Patients Failing to Continue Taking the Medication

    Changes in Generic Medication’s Color, Shape May Lead to Some Patients Failing to Continue Taking the Medication
    The Washington Post reports that research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that changes in a generic medication’s color and shape may “be causing confusion among patients, leading some to…
  • Oct 15

    Pfizer Faces Mounting Lawsuits Over Lipitor Side Effect

    Pfizer Faces Mounting Lawsuits Over Lipitor Side Effect
    The Wall Street Journal reported in its “Pharmalot” blog on the growing number of lawsuits filed against Pfizer by women who claim the company failed to warn the public about the side effects of type 2 diabetes or memory…
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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/
  • Oct 17

    Idaho Elder Law - Avoiding Guardianship Abuse

    Idaho Elder Law - Avoiding Guardianship Abuse
    “This is about protecting the state’s most vulnerable people,” Pelanda said. “We want to hold those in charge of others responsible and ensure they know what’s expected of them.”
  • Oct 16

    Idaho Estate Planning - IRS Still Hounding Michael Jackson Estate

    Idaho Estate Planning - IRS Still Hounding Michael Jackson Estate
    The Internal Revenue Service says it made a mistake in valuing Michael Jackson’s estate. Nope, the IRS hasn’t abandoned its much discussed claim for $702 million in extra taxes and penalties—a bill Jackson’s estate is fighting in…
  • Oct 15

    Idaho Estate Planning - Tom Clancy's Lesson for Blended Familie

    Idaho Estate Planning - Tom Clancy's Lesson for Blended Familie
    Tom Clancy's estate can teach advisors a lesson about blended families.
Rank this Week: 3156

The Law Office of Michael…

The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C.

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.mrobinsonlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 17

    Why Would I Want a Revocable Living Trust?

    Why Would I Want a Revocable Living Trust?
    If you are not especially wealthy, you may assume that you should use a last will to arrange for future asset transfers. A last will is the most commonly utilized estate planning document, but many people do not understand all of the facts…
  • Oct 15

    Why Would a Supplemental Needs Trust Be Used?

    Why Would a Supplemental Needs Trust Be Used?
    A supplemental needs trust can be a useful addition to your estate plan if you want to provide for a loved one who has a disability. In this post we will look at the details. Unintended Consequences In a general sense, you should definitely…
  • Sep 28

    What is Probate in New York?

    What is Probate in New York?
    What is Probate in New York? from Michael Robinson When you are planning your estate, you should understand a bit about probate. Learn more about New York probate in this presentation.
Rank this Week: 1770

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Oct 17

    Can You Serve Someone Through Facebook?

    Can You Serve Someone Through Facebook?
    Apparently so—at least in New York. Here’s the gist of the story from the Socially Aware blog: In a little-noticed decision, Matter of Noel v. Maria, Support Magistrate Gregory L. Gliedman—a Staten Island, New York family…
  • Oct 16

    The One Question a Family Lawyer Must Ask

    The One Question a Family Lawyer Must Ask
    Questions are underrated. Whether in law or business or relationships or whatever, if you can ask really good questions, you have a lot of power. You’ll get the right information you need to make the right decision—and making the…
  • Oct 3

    Arkansas Voters Are Not This Stupid

    Arkansas Voters Are Not This Stupid
    I tend to be unpolitical—not anti-political, because politics obviously matters, and not apolitical, as though I’m somehow above the fray and don’t have to pick sides. No, I just tend to struggle with most political…
Rank this Week: 2065

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Oct 17

    Estate Planning is Not a Bunch of Hocus Pocu

    Estate Planning is Not a Bunch of Hocus Pocu
    October is the best month of the year! I love the crispness of the air, the changing color of the leaves, the beginning of football season, pumpkin carving, celebrating my birthday, and of course, watching the best Halloween movie of all…
  • Oct 15

    Don’t Forget the Intellectual Property

    Don’t Forget the Intellectual Property
    This blog will focus on the importance of considering intellectual property in estate planning. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal reminded me that intellectual property may be a very important part of an estate plan. The article…
  • Oct 13

    HCPOA vs. Emergency Contact: Don’t Let Your Clients Be Confused!

    HCPOA vs. Emergency Contact: Don’t Let Your Clients Be Confused!
    No doubt, you explain to your clients the role of the . Care Power of Attorney when preparing their estate-planning documents with them. But here’s a news flash: most of your clients probably don’t understand the difference…
Rank this Week: 3438

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Oct 17

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    William Lewis Moody, Jr. (`865-1954) – Entrepreneur & Philanthropist William Lewis Moody was an American financier and entrepreneur from Galveston, Texas. In 1889, Moody persuaded his father to open a bank. Later, the family…
  • Oct 15

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    You become what you believe. Oprah Winfrey
  • Oct 15

    Accidental Disinheritance

    Accidental Disinheritance
    Many people do not know that it is possible to pass away and have their children receive no portion of their estates. This is true even when the deceased has a clear intent to makes sure that the children receive an inheritance. Recently, we…
Rank this Week: 1729

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/
  • Oct 17

    Watch the Arizona Election for This Proposal

    Watch the Arizona Election for This Proposal
    With the mid-term elections in a few weeks away, there are some interesting proposals to watch, according to a series in Governing. A story that was published on October 16, 2014 focused on Arizona. Arizona Tests Popularity of the Dying's...
  • Oct 16

    White House Conference on Aging Website Launch

    White House Conference on Aging Website Launch
    Planning for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) is in full swing. The website has been launched and there is also a WHCOA blog available. You can also sign up for email updates to stay in the loop...
  • Oct 15

    "Psychiatric Boarding"

    &quot;Psychiatric Boarding&quot;
    Governing ran a story about a recent court ruling, Mental Health Ruling in Washington State Could Reverberate through the Country. The article concerns the practice of "psychiatric boarding" or "[w]ith increased demand on…
Rank this Week: 2385

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Oct 16

    MOVIE REVIEW: “LULLABY”

    MOVIE REVIEW: “LULLABY”
    Available on Netflix, “Lullaby” is a movie by Andrew Levitas about a dysfunctional family that is reunited by end-of-life issues.  Jonathan is a young man living on the opposite coast from his wealthy New York family. …
  • Oct 3

    JOIN US FOR A WINE TASTING TO HELP END ALZHEIMER’S

    JOIN US FOR A WINE TASTING TO HELP END ALZHEIMER’S
    We are pleased to announce that Cramer Law Center is participating in the Jacksonville Walk to End Alzheimer’s for the third year in a row. To help us reach this year’s fundraising goal, we are holding our Second Annual…
  • Sep 19

    WAITING TOO LATE (OR ALMOST TOO LATE) TO PLAN – OUR LATEST REAL WORLD LESSONS

    WAITING TOO LATE (OR ALMOST TOO LATE) TO PLAN – OUR LATEST REAL WORLD LESSONS
    Unfortunately, we deal with death on a fairly regular basis as part of our practice, so it usually does not take us by surprise. However, we recently have had a couple of shocking deaths which illustrate why it is never too soon to plan. The…
Rank this Week: 3213

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Oct 16

    Ten Ways to Prepare for a Successful Retirement

    Ten Ways to Prepare for a Successful Retirement
    There is no better time than the present to start planning for your future. Although it can be confusing and stressful, with patience and discipline you can achieve a successful retirement plan. You cannot depend on Social Security or a…
  • Oct 7

    Ways to Help Beat the Loneliness of Your Aging Parent

    Ways to Help Beat the Loneliness of Your Aging Parent
    More than likely you have plans for what you are going to do tonight, tomorrow, the weekend, and even maybe a vacation a few months off. Do your parents? As your parents aged, they may have drawn away from social groups and friends they once…
  • Sep 30

    What Will Retirement Mean for You?

    What Will Retirement Mean for You?
    No longer do people think of retirement as a time to rest and do nothing. Many people plan to work well into their 70s, seeing retirement as an opportunity to change careers and do something that they truly love doing. Whether it is turning a…
Rank this Week: 1943

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 16

    Understanding Estate Planning Part 1 – Your Last Will and Testament

    Understanding Estate Planning Part 1 – Your Last Will and Testament
    We’ve been writing our blog for long time, and have covered a number of essential estate planning topics. This week, however, we are going to take a step back and to talk about some key estate planning issues with which everyone should…
  • Oct 14

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Children in Your New York Estate Plan

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Children in Your New York Estate Plan
    When parents of young children in Brooklyn, New York create an estate plan, their plans have to address issues that people who do not have children don’t have to consider. Estate planning is all about making decisions, and doing so in a…
  • Oct 9

    New Digital Asset Law a Sign of Changing Need

    New Digital Asset Law a Sign of Changing Need
    Lawmakers in the state of Delaware recently adopted one of the first laws that specifically recognizes the need for people to address digital assets as they manage the estate of the deceased or incapacitated person. The law, known as the…
Rank this Week: 3430

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Oct 16

    How Will Your Final Wishes Become Reality?

    How Will Your Final Wishes Become Reality?
    When you start to plan your estate in earnest you would do well to consider the details that must be attended to after you pass away. Unless the situation is very simple there are going to be some considerable tasks...
  • Oct 7

    Take Pause Before Starting Joint Bank Account

    Take Pause Before Starting Joint Bank Account
    People sometimes make estate planning mistakes that result in truly devastating consequences. With this in mind you would do well to take pause before starting a joint bank account and relying on your co-account holder to distribute your…
  • Oct 3

    Choose Your Retirement Spot Carefully

    Choose Your Retirement Spot Carefully
    If you are in a position to simply go about your business with no financial constraints during retirement you are in a fantastic position, but it is in fact a minority position. Most people are going to have to plan...
Rank this Week: 1787

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt…

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt Blog

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

http://www.alexislevitt.com/blog/
  • Oct 16

    Life Estate Deeds – An Antique Technique Providing Modern Convenience

    Life Estate Deeds – An Antique Technique Providing Modern Convenience
    When we pass away, our assets are divided into two groups – probate and non-probate. Non-probate assets are things like bank accounts and life insurance policies that you have named joint owners or TODs on – they transfer to the…
  • Oct 9

    Home Care Goes High-Tech

    Home Care Goes High-Tech
    CNN recently ran a fascinating article about the expanding use of technology in the field of home care for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia, allowing them to remain independently in their homes longer.   You’ve probably…
  • Oct 6

    Shared Office Space Available to Lease in Hingham

    Shared Office Space Available to Lease in Hingham
    Are you a South Shore professional in search of a nice, sunny, 14 x 12 corner office? Our law firm consists of two attorneys and an assistant – we would like to add another professional to our suite. We have a top-floor space that…
Rank this Week: 4424

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Oct 16

    Defining the Distinctions Between Traditional Estate Planning & Legacy Wealth Planning

    Defining the Distinctions Between Traditional Estate Planning &amp; Legacy Wealth Planning
    Estate planning involves varying different strategies. Exactly how to proceed will depend on the nature of your wishes and the extent of your assets. Traditional Estate Planning Most people will engage in traditional estate planning. You may…
  • Oct 14

    Medicaid in Cincinnati: What Is the Medicaid Five Year Look Back?

    Medicaid in Cincinnati: What Is the Medicaid Five Year Look Back?
    As you earn income you are taxed, and part of what you pay goes toward future Medicare coverage. Under existing regulations in Cincinnati, if you have accumulated at least 40 retirement credits throughout your working career you become…
  • Oct 9

    What Questions Should I Ask an Elder Law Attorney?

    What Questions Should I Ask an Elder Law Attorney?
    When you schedule a consultation with an elder law attorney you should be prepared to have a meaningful conversation. Your attorney is there to provide answers, and you should try to come up with some questions in advance to use your time…
Rank this Week: 3447

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/
  • Oct 16

    How Long Does It Take to Get a Tax Clearance Letter?

    How Long Does It Take to Get a Tax Clearance Letter?
    Estate taxes are required to be paid from any gross estate exceeding $5.34 million.  Many, if not most estates, are not required to pay estate taxes because of Estate Tax Exemption.  However, if your estate is not exempt, filing a…
  • Oct 13

    How do I Modify a Trust in Fayetteville?

    How do I Modify a Trust in Fayetteville?
    Trusts are an important part of every good estate plan.  When your circumstances change, such as finances or any other aspects of your life, it often becomes necessary to revisit your trust and make changes to its terms.  This may…
  • Oct 9

    What is the 5 Year Lookback Rule for Medicaid?

    What is the 5 Year Lookback Rule for Medicaid?
    If you or a loved one anticipates the need to apply for Medicaid in the near future, you need to be aware of the eligibility requirements.  The requirement that generally causes people the most anxiety is referred to as the “5 year…
Rank this Week: 1773

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/
  • Oct 16

    Free Report: What is an Elder Care Attorney?

    Free Report: What is an Elder Care Attorney?
    Elder care attorneys react to the needs of senior citizens. Many people are concerned about long-term care costs, and elder care attorneys provide solutions. Topics covered in this white paper include: Long-Term Care Costs Medicare Medi-Cal…
  • Oct 16

    What Is a Capital Gains Tax?

    What Is a Capital Gains Tax?
    There can be taxes that come into play when you are planning your estate. You should know the facts so that there are no misconceptions. In this post we will look at these taxes, with an emphasis on the capital gains tax. Federal Transfer…
  • Oct 14

    Will Medicare Pay for All of My Medical Expenses?

    Will Medicare Pay for All of My Medical Expenses?
    Retirement planning involves a careful assessment of the expenses that you may face during your senior years. As you are making plans for the future, you should have a thorough understanding of what you can expect from the Medicare program.…
Rank this Week: 1728

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Oct 16

    How Long Does the Probate Process Take?

    How Long Does the Probate Process Take?
    You may assume that you should use a last will to facilitate future asset transfers. If you do use a last will to state your final wishes regarding the distribution of your property, the will must be admitted to probate. The estate…
  • Oct 14

    What Is an Irrevocable Trust?

    What Is an Irrevocable Trust?
    Various different types of trusts are used in the field of estate planning. There are revocable trusts, and there are irrevocable trusts. In this post we will look at the value of irrevocable trusts. Federal Estate Tax There is a federal…
  • Oct 9

    Can I Create My Own Estate Planning Documents?

    Can I Create My Own Estate Planning Documents?
    If you navigate the Internet looking for information about estate planning, you will invariably stumble upon sites that sell generic template estate planning documents like last wills and revocable living trusts. Everyone likes to save money,…
Rank this Week: 1789

Potter Law Firm Blog

Potter Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.potterestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Oct 15

    Free Report: What is a Living Will in North Carolina?

    Free Report: What is a Living Will in North Carolina?
    A living will is called an advance directive for health care. It is not the only advance directive that should be included within your estate plan. There is another advance directive that is widely utilized called a durable power of attorney…
  • Oct 15

    Is There a National Organization of Elder Law Attorneys?

    Is There a National Organization of Elder Law Attorneys?
    A great many people were born between 1946 and 1964. This phenomenon is referred to as the “baby boom.” These people are entering their senior years now. As a result, the population is aging. Somewhere in the vicinity of 10,000…
  • Oct 15

    Free Report: Why Would I Want a Revocable Living Trust in North Carolina?

    Free Report: Why Would I Want a Revocable Living Trust in North Carolina?
    The revocable living trust is a vehicle of asset transfer that is very useful for people of relatively ordinary means. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: The Basics On Going Control Probate Avoidance Click here to read the whole…
Rank this Week: 1778

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/
  • Oct 15

    Class Action Against California Nursing Home Owner

    Class Action Against California Nursing Home Owner
    Changes are on the way for nursing homes and California assisted living facilities.  In the midst of shifts to the law, victims of nursing home abuse are filing a class action lawsuit against the owner of 57 skilled nursing facilities in…
  • Oct 8

    Fines to Increase at Assisted-Living Facilitie

    Fines to Increase at Assisted-Living Facilitie
    New Bill Raises Penalties for Elder Abuse and Neglect Is the state of California taking seriously the problems with nursing home abuse and elder neglect at assisted-living facilities?  According to a recent article in UT San Diego,…
  • Oct 1

    Nursing Homes and Federal Reporting Requirements for Elder Abuse

    Nursing Homes and Federal Reporting Requirements for Elder Abuse
    Are nursing homes in California abiding by federal regulations for reporting allegations of elder abuse or neglect?  According to a recent report released by the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human…
Rank this Week: 1227

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers national and New York based elder neglect and nursing home abuse news. Published By Gallivan & Gallivan.

http://www.newyorknursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 15

    Rye Nursing Home Receives Deficiency for Pressure Sore Care

    Rye Nursing Home Receives Deficiency for Pressure Sore Care
    The Osborn, a Westchester nursing home located in Rye, received a citation by the Department of Health in February, 2014 for failure to provide proper treatment to a resident with a pressure ulcer. Per federal regulations, a facility must…
  • Sep 24

    Signs and Symptoms of Nursing Home Abuse

    Signs and Symptoms of Nursing Home Abuse
    What You Should Know About Nursing Home or Elder Abuse It is estimated that there are more than half a million reports of elderly abuse every year in the U.S., not to mention millions of cases that go unreported. Nursing...
  • Sep 23

    Discussing the Legality of Nursing Home Surveillance

    Discussing the Legality of Nursing Home Surveillance
    It is difficult to ignore the continuous flow of headlines regarding nursing home abuse. It has become a prevalent issue across the U.S. However, imagine the number of cases that go unreported. Many times incidents of abuse and neglect are...
Rank this Week: 4171