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Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 16

    HIPAA Privacy Protections May Need Update to Keep Pace With Technology

    HIPAA Privacy Protections May Need Update to Keep Pace With Technology
    Healthcare IT News reported the proliferation of digitized and connected health over the past two decades is raising questions over whether and how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 should be reformed.…
  • Aug 15

    Retail Savings Guide for Baby Boomer

    Retail Savings Guide for Baby Boomer
    The commercial site CouponChief.com has a page of good information about coupons and discounts for seniors. Here is a summary: “How do you know that a business offers discounts for boomers and older adults? You can always ask. The…
  • Aug 14

    Red and Blue Lights: 4 Steps to Protect Yourself During a Traffic Stop

    Red and Blue Lights: 4 Steps to Protect Yourself During a Traffic Stop
    When you’re pulled over by a police officer, how you react can have a huge impact on how the experience develops. The important thing is to stay calm and reasonable. Whether you’ve run a red light or are accused of ……
Rank this Week: 159

Nursing Home Law Center

Nursing Home Law Center

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

https://www.nursinghomelawcenter.org/
  • Apr 7

    South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Settlement

    South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Settlement
    SOUTH CAROLINA NURSING HOME SETTLEMENTS One of the main focuses of the Nursing Home Law Center is the protection of nursing home residents and getting them the highest nursing home verdict that we can. We exert considerable time and energy on…
  • Apr 7

    South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Settlement

    South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Settlement
    SOUTH CAROLINA NURSING HOME SETTLEMENTS One of the main focuses of the Nursing Home Law Center is the protection of nursing home residents and getting them the highest nursing home verdict that we can. We exert considerable time and energy on…
  • Feb 13

    Minimal Fines Little Incentive for Facilities to Improve Patient Care

    Minimal Fines Little Incentive for Facilities to Improve Patient Care
    It is a reasonable assumption for many people that nursing homes caught in the act of neglecting patient needs, disregarding safety standards and limiting their staff to levels deemed inadequate that fines and sanctions would be a deterrent…
Rank this Week: 189

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: 256

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
  • Aug 16

    6 Ways to Streamline Evidence

    6 Ways to Streamline Evidence
    Juries usually base their verdicts on a small number of crucial points. But lawyers tend to offer as much evidence as possible, believing this will make their case more convincing or fearing they’ll leave something out. Finding the fine…
  • Aug 14

    Revocation-on-Divorce Statute May Have Retroactive Reach

    Revocation-on-Divorce Statute May Have Retroactive Reach
    When the marriage is over, former spouses usually want their property to go somewhere else when they die. At least the revocation-on-divorce statute assumes this is so and renders transfers made to the other spouse null and void. The statute…
  • Aug 11

    2 Key Provisions for Your Retainer Agreement

    2 Key Provisions for Your Retainer Agreement
    In The Contract that Binds: Your Fee Agreement, we noted that fee agreements should not be governed by simple boilerplate and formulaic thinking. This is true, but there are exceptions to this general advice: Here are two particular…
Rank this Week: 307

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/
  • Aug 14

    Read Senator Al Franken’s Letter to CMS Against Nursing Home Binding Arbitration

    Read Senator Al Franken’s Letter to CMS Against Nursing Home Binding Arbitration
    Minnesota Senator Al Franken has sent a letter to the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, strongly asking them to ban nursing home arbitration clauses. In short, nursing home clauses strip away a vulnerable…
  • Aug 14

    Medicare to Implement Financial Penalties For Nursing Homes with High Hospital Readmission Rate

    Medicare to Implement Financial Penalties For Nursing Homes with High Hospital Readmission Rate
    Finally a potentially good bit of news for nursing home residents. Modeled after a program that encouraged low readmission rates to hospitals, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will introduce a new financial incentive…
  • Aug 13

    Forced Arbitration Isn’t Just a Trend in Nursing Home

    Forced Arbitration Isn’t Just a Trend in Nursing Home
    Binding or Forced Arbitration, the process of requiring customers, patients, and nursing home residents to agree to settle disputes outside of court, has been gaining popularity. From a big business perspective, arbitration significantly…
Rank this Week: 344

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/
  • Aug 15

    Marshall Kapp Recent Article on Factors Affecting End of Life Care in Elder

    Marshall Kapp Recent Article on Factors Affecting End of Life Care in Elder
    Professor Marshall Kapp has recently had an article published in 33 Ga. State Law Review 869. Distinctive Factors Affecting the Legal Context of End-Of-Life Medical Care For Older Persons is the lead article in a symposium volume on end of...
  • Aug 14

    Medicare Observation Status Disproportionate Impact on Poor Elder

    Medicare Observation Status Disproportionate Impact on Poor Elder
    According to recent stories about Medicare observation status, poor elders may be harder hit by this than those with more affluence. Medicare’s Observation Care Policy More Likely To Affect Low-Income Seniors makes note of "[a] new…
  • Aug 14

    Frances Perkins, Advocate for America's Social Safety Net

    Frances Perkins, Advocate for America's Social Safety Net
    The ABA Journal this month has a short piece especially relevant today, August 14, 2017. Today is the 82nd anniversary of the signing of the Social Security Act in 1935. Frances Perkins is highlighted in the article as "The Woman...
Rank this Week: 447

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 29

    Capacity to Marry: Devore-Thompson v. Poulain

    Capacity to Marry: Devore-Thompson v. Poulain
    Marriage has significant legal implications on the succession of property. Yet, I don’t come across either in my practice or my reading, that many cases where a marriage is challenged on the basis that someone did not have the mental…
  • Jul 19

    Johnson v. North Shore Yacht Works Corp.

    Johnson v. North Shore Yacht Works Corp.
    In British Columbia, a trustee acting in the administration of a trust is generally entitled to be reimbursed for his or her reasonable expenses out of the trust assets. But what if the trustee makes a contract in respect of the trust assets,…
  • Jul 16

    Sabey Rule LLP Welcomes Mark Brade

    Sabey Rule LLP Welcomes Mark Brade
    I am pleased to announce that Mark Brade has joined our firm as an associate.Mark is currently focused on real estate law, as well as developing his estate planning, estate administration and business law practices.He is a graduate of…
Rank this Week: 440

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 10

    Probate and Long Term Health Care

    Probate and Long Term Health Care
    Most seniors do their best to prepare for the unfortunate, inevitable, outcome that one day they will pass away.  They create their will, and with painstaking detail allocate their hard-earned money and assets to spouses, children,…
  • May 25

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction
    The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States is growing rapidly. So, too, are the number of myths surrounding the disease and other forms of dementia. Let’s begin by looking at what we do know about…
  • May 22

    Fair and Equal Estate Planning

    Fair and Equal Estate Planning
    Is Equal Fair with Estate Planning? Most of our clients want to treat their children fairly and equally.  Splitting assets equally among the children may be easy, but is it fair? When dividing assets, it is often important to determine…
Rank this Week: 720

Fiduciary Folio

Fiduciary Folio

Covers fiduciary (wills, estates, entity representations) law, particularly as applied in the State of Georgia. By Tanner Pittman.

http://www.tannerpittmanlaw.com/blog-fiduciary-folio.html
  • Feb 19

    Avvo Q&A: "Can dad put me on the deed?"

    Avvo Q&A: "Can dad put me on the deed?"
    I will begin syndicating the responses I give to certain estate and probate questions posted on the advice website Avvo. We begin with a question regarding estate planning. I'll place the question here and then my answer after the "read…
  • Feb 17

    A "power of appointment" - what is that?

    A "power of appointment" - what is that?
    The Georgia Supreme Court recently handed down the case of Smith v. Ashford (full text below the break), in which it dealt with a testator's use of a "power of appointment."What is a power of appointment? In estate-planning parlance, a…
  • Jul 6

    Myers v. Myers: Executor may not run estate as his personal busine

    Myers v. Myers: Executor may not run estate as his personal busine
    The Georgia Supreme Court handed down the probate case of Myers, Executor v. Myers, today. In some ways, the case is an unremarkable example of an executor using an estate as a cash cow for his personal expenditures and, among other…
Rank this Week: 610

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Aug 16

    A Brief Review of Solicitor’s Negligence

    A Brief Review of Solicitor’s Negligence
    Claims against solicitors for negligence often arise in the context of estates cases, whether it be the failure of a lawyer to ensure that a testator’s wishes are accurately reflected in his/her will, to neglecting to confirm the…
  • Aug 15

    Valuators – 2018 Might be a Very Good Year

    Valuators – 2018 Might be a Very Good Year
    I mentioned in my last blog that the government is proposing measures to limit the application of the lifetime capital gains exemption (“LCGE”) to owners of eligible small business corporations, based on age and…
  • Aug 13

    A Good Life & A Good Death

    A Good Life & A Good Death
    A long time client of ours passed away last week.  She was able to remain at her own home and die in her own bed.  So many of us wish, when the time comes, that we could do the same.  We know this is not the ending place that…
Rank this Week: 893

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    What are the Marital Inheritance Laws in New York?

    What are the Marital Inheritance Laws in New York?
    A last will and testament spells out the final wish of the deceased, including how he or she wishes to allocate assets amongst friends and family. However, there are certain limitations to the extent deceased spouses may effectively cut out…
  • Aug 11

    What are the Rules for Appointing an Executor in New York?

    What are the Rules for Appointing an Executor in New York?
    Estate planning is something everyone, regardless of age or wealth, should take care of in order disperse assets and have final instructions carried out. Whether that plan be a last will and testament or a trust, folks need to create a plan…
  • Aug 7

    Ways to Spend Down Assets for Medicaid

    Ways to Spend Down Assets for Medicaid
    Medicaid is an important needs-based program to help pay for the vital healthcare of millions of at risk people in this country. In fact, many older Americans plan on using some part of Medicaid to pay for nursing home or in-home nursing care…
Rank this Week: 767

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 14

    Health Care Directives and HIPAA Release

    Health Care Directives and HIPAA Release
         It’s a common mistake, confusing a health care directive and a HIPAA release.  Both are necessary but they are not identical.      First let’s look at a health care…
  • Aug 6

    Medicaid’s Confusing Treatment of Trusts (Part 2)

    Medicaid’s Confusing Treatment of Trusts (Part 2)
                    Last week I wrote about trusts and how they are treated by Medicaid.  Specifically, I am talking about irrevocable trusts.  Most people…
  • Jul 30

    Medicaid’s Confusing Treatment of Trust

    Medicaid’s Confusing Treatment of Trust
                    Not a week goes by in which someone doesn’t call us about Medicaid eligibility as it relates to trusts.  The question is usually some…
Rank this Week: 798

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

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

    Divorce Can Be Devastating for Older Women

    Divorce Can Be Devastating for Older Women
    Although the divorce rates in the United States are levelling off, divorce among baby boomers is on the rise. According to the Bowling Green National Center for Family and Marriage Research, baby boomer divorces more than doubled between 1990…
  • Dec 8

    Second or Third Marriages Call for Unique Planning

    Second or Third Marriages Call for Unique Planning
    Preparing for a second marriage comes with its own set of complications which makes it all the more important to plan ahead and ensure that your documents are truly protecting you and those that you love.   Data from the PEW Research…
  • Dec 1

    New Data Shows that the United States Divorce Rate is the Lowest It’s Been in 35 Year

    New Data Shows that the United States Divorce Rate is the Lowest It’s Been in 35 Year
    The National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University explores U.S. census data to determine how many people are getting married or divorced based on key demographics. The year 2015 data shows that there were…
Rank this Week: 869

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Aug 16

    Nurse Arrested for Theft of Pain Pill

    Nurse Arrested for Theft of Pain Pill
    KTLO reported that additional charges have been filed against a nurse who fled from law enforcement officers earlier this month following a traffic stop after police responded to a complaint of an intoxicated driver on July 16. When they…
  • Aug 16

    Nurse Arrested for Stealing Pain Narcotic

    Nurse Arrested for Stealing Pain Narcotic
    Goupstate reported the arrest of Natalia Mikhailovna Roberts, a caregiver at Lake Emory Post Acute Care in Inman, S.C.  Roberts is accused of taking medications from patients and charged with two counts of violating…
  • Aug 15

    Cost-Sharing Reduction

    Cost-Sharing Reduction
    New York Magazine reported on the stability of ObamaCare despite Trump’s reckless attempts to sabotage the popular health care act.  Several independent private-sector analysts have concluded that the exchanges are not in a death…
Rank this Week: 962

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/
  • Aug 3

    Settling a Case in Arizona?  What You Need to Know About Full & Final Settlement

    Settling a Case in Arizona?  What You Need to Know About Full & Final Settlement
    Historically, workers’ compensation claims in Arizona have been subject to a number of limitations.  If additional medical treatment was needed, a claimant could reopen a claim at any time, despite the finality and resolution of…
  • Aug 1

    New WCMSA Reference Guide Issued

    New WCMSA Reference Guide Issued
    As you may be aware, on July 10th, here on our blog we announced the quiet release of a change to CMS’ re-review process.  However, as we noted at that time, this process was not formalized by CMS, and had simply been…
  • Jul 11

    Endo Pharmaceuticals Voluntarily Withdraws Opana ER From the Market: What Does This Mean For Your Cases?

    Endo Pharmaceuticals Voluntarily Withdraws Opana ER From the Market: What Does This Mean For Your Cases?
    On July 6, 2017, Endo Pharmaceuticals issued a statement indicating it would voluntarily withdraw the opioid pain medication, Opana ER, from the market, in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s request one month earlier.…
Rank this Week: 931

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
  • Feb 16

    LLC, Corporation, Trade Name, Trademark: Which Do I Need?

    LLC, Corporation, Trade Name, Trademark: Which Do I Need?
    You want to protect your business, but what legal strategy will help you to protect it best? This might sound a little like something Yoda would say, but the particular strategy or strategies will depend upon what you are most interested in…
  • Feb 9

    Fraudulent Conveyances & Asset Protection

    Fraudulent Conveyances & Asset Protection
    Although the idea of asset protection, i.e. protecting assets from creditors of the a person who owns them, may seem simple at first glance, it's not. In reality, implicit in asset protection is a rather nuanced process of dealing with the…
  • Feb 7

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute
    If a person dies without a will in Arizona, can that person's children who were adopted by another person or persons still inherit from the decedent's probate estate? It depends. Arizona's Intestacy statue provides the following, in part: B.…
Rank this Week: 927

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
  • Aug 15

    Seniors Are ‘Living Out Loud’ During Older Americans Month And Beyond

    Seniors Are ‘Living Out Loud’ During Older Americans Month And Beyond
    In our Rochester Elder Law practice, we work with older individuals who are not only determined to “age in place” but who are “living out loud.” What this means is these seniors are taking charge of their lives, are…
  • Aug 8

    President’s Proposed Medicaid Cuts Would Impact Million

    President’s Proposed Medicaid Cuts Would Impact Million
    In the United States, Medicaid provides coverage to more than 70 million low-income children, disabled individuals, the elderly and adults. A new budget plan, proposed by President Donald Trump, includes a proposed reduction of $800 billion…
  • Jul 29

    Do I Need Estate Planning? I Don’t Own A House

    Do I Need Estate Planning? I Don’t Own A House
    A common misconception the Rochester Elder Law attorneys at our office hear is the question, “Do I need estate planning?” Followed by, “I don’t own a house.” It’s as if they believe that a house is the only…
Rank this Week: 1231

Southern California Nursing Home…

Southern 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/
  • Aug 11

    Animal Therapy and Healthier Residents in Oceanside Nursing Home

    Animal Therapy and Healthier Residents in Oceanside Nursing Home
    Oceanside nursing home residents and their families should consider learning more about therapy animals and how they could help to improve the general health and quality of life for seniors who reside in nursing homes and assisted-living…
  • Jul 25

    Trumpcare Could Cause a San Clemente Nursing Home Abuse Epidemic

    Trumpcare Could Cause a San Clemente Nursing Home Abuse Epidemic
    A lack of federal funding for elderly healthcare could cause a nursing home abuse epidemic in San Clemente and across the country, a recent article in The New York Times suggests. While a vote on the Senate health care bill has been delayed,…
  • Jul 14

    New Study Addresses Impact of Elder Abuse on Long-Term Health

    New Study Addresses Impact of Elder Abuse on Long-Term Health
    Residents of Valley Center, California who currently have loved ones in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities in Southern California should take note of a recent study that addresses the impact of elder abuse on the long-term health of…
Rank this Week: 1185

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Provides estate planning thoughts, news and planning ideas. By Gilfix & La Poll Associates LLP.

http://www.gilfix.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1345

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 10

    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...
  • Jun 14

    The Do's of Estate Planning

    The Do's of Estate Planning
    You hear time and time again that you need an estate plan. While you already know this, there are some important do's that you should consider as part of your estate plan. Use a Reputable Estate Planning Attorney If you...
  • Jun 7

    Lack of Planning hit Boomers Hard

    Lack of Planning hit Boomers Hard
    When you are living in the moment going about your day to day responsibilities you may find it difficult to imagine a time when you will be approaching retirement age. As understandable as this may be if you are two...
Rank this Week: 1325

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    Which Type of IRA is Right for You?

    Which Type of IRA is Right for You?
    Previously, retirement planning focused on an employer sponsored pension and Social Security retirement benefits. The concept of lifetime employment, however, is largely a thing of the past, which also makes pensions a thing of the past.…
  • May 25

    The Need for Medicaid Planning

    The Need for Medicaid Planning
    Estate planning should involve more than simply deciding how your estate assets will be distributed upon your death. In fact, a well thought out estate plan should also protect, and help grow, those assets while you are alive and ensure that…
  • May 23

    The Guardianship Proce

    The Guardianship Proce
    If you are an adult child, one of the most painful moments in your lifetime will be when you realize your mother or father is no longer able to safely care for himself/herself. Whether the cause is physical injury, Alzheimer’s, or the…
Rank this Week: 1333

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

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

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
  • Sep 22

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

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

    Idaho Elder Law - Yes, Medicaid Planning is Ethical

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

    Idaho Elder Law - Medicaid Planning is Legal

    Idaho Elder Law - Medicaid Planning is Legal
    The first thing to know is that it is not illegal to do Medicaid Planning. It is illegal to “hide” assets and hiding assets will land you in prison.
Rank this Week: 1280

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

http://www.cheryldavid.com/blog/
  • Sep 10

    ‘Granny Scammers’ Prey on Elderly With the Aid of Social Media

    ‘Granny Scammers’ Prey on Elderly With the Aid of Social Media
    A new group of con artists, known as ‘granny scammers, are taking advantage of information posted on social media accounts to try to con unsuspecting seniors out of money. The scammers are posing as loved ones or family members and…
  • Sep 10

    Does Everyone Need a Revocable Living Trust?

    Does Everyone Need a Revocable Living Trust?
    Does everyone need a revocable living trust as a part of their overall estate plan? With all the attention living trusts have received in the last several years, many people naturally assume that they must have one of these estate…
  • Aug 26

    Millionaires Leaving Inheritances to Children, not Charity

    Millionaires Leaving Inheritances to Children, not Charity
    According to a recent survey, American millionaires are not planning on leaving much of their wealth to charity. Most of the millionaires polled report that they plan on leaving their children or grandchildren inheritances, while only a small…
Rank this Week: 1383

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Aug 16

    Choosing a Roth or Traditional IRA (or 401k)

    Choosing a Roth or Traditional IRA (or 401k)
    This is another in a series of blogs on the basics of estate planning. In this blog, we’ll look at the differences between a Roth and a traditional IRA (or 401k). We’ll also look at considerations in choosing between them. With a…
  • Aug 14

    Americans’ Views on End-of-Life Care

    Americans’ Views on End-of-Life Care
    What really matters to us in our final days? A recent survey on end-of-life care by The Economist and the Kaiser Family Foundation sheds new light on our views in the U.S. I’m sharing some of the highlights with you here, along with…
  • Aug 11

    Is Your Networking… Working?

    Is Your Networking… Working?
    So you had an excellent networking meeting with one of your professional connections, and talked about holding an endorsed seminar for their clients. You’re excited about the prospect of a room full of qualified prospects, until they…
Rank this Week: 2193

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/
  • Aug 14

    Estate of Star Wars' Carrie Fisher goes to probate

    Estate of Star Wars' Carrie Fisher goes to probate
    Carrie Fisher, daughter of the late actress Debbie Reynolds and crooner Eddie Fisher, died from a heart attack on December 27 at age 60. Her mother, legendary movie star Debbie Reynolds, died the following day.  Mother and daughter had been…
  • Jul 24

    Considerations Before (And After) You Agree to Serve as Health Care Surrogate

    Considerations Before (And After) You Agree to Serve as Health Care Surrogate
    Consider yourself fortunate if you have been asked to serve as someone’s health care surrogate, for you get to decide if you’ll accept the job. Astonishingly, many people name a surrogate without ever asking or informing the person they…
  • Jul 11

    Be your own Social Security advocate

    Be your own Social Security advocate
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--><!--[if…
Rank this Week: 1802

J.M. Reinan, P.C. Blog

J.M. Reinan, P.C. Blog

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

http://reinanlaw.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 14

    Belmont Lodge of Pueblo Remains on Federal “Special Focus Facility” List

    Belmont Lodge of Pueblo Remains on Federal “Special Focus Facility” List
    The United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, “CMS,” has announced that Belmont Lodge of Pueblo, managed by SavaSeniorCare, has remained on its Special Focus Facility list as of July 20, 2017. According to...
  • Feb 2

    Jerome Reinan and Jordana Griff Gingrass Honored as Lawyers of Distinction

    Jerome Reinan and Jordana Griff Gingrass Honored as Lawyers of Distinction
    Law Offices of J.M. Reinan, P.C.’s attorneys Jerome Reinan and Jordana Griff Gingrass are honored to have been named Lawyers of Distinction. The Honors of Distinction award recognizes attorneys who have demonstrated a high degree...
  • Aug 23

    COURT OF APPEALS AFFIRMS DISMISSAL OF DEFAMATION SUIT

    COURT OF APPEALS AFFIRMS DISMISSAL OF DEFAMATION SUIT
    The Colorado Court of Appeals recently issued an order affirming the District Court’s dismissal of a suit brought by Tamea Sisco and Aminokit against the Law Offices of J.M. Reinan and Jerome Reinan. The suit...
Rank this Week: 1654

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

https://blog.finkrosnerershow-levenberg.com
  • Aug 13

    Please! Set up that QIT before filing the Medicaid application!

    Please! Set up that QIT before filing the Medicaid application!
    “What on earth is a QIT?” Under the New Jersey Medicaid program, there are some extra hoops to jump through when the applicant’s gross monthly income from all sources exceeds $2,205.00. This number is colloquially referred…
  • Aug 8

    Estate Recovery and Medicaid Lien

    Estate Recovery and Medicaid Lien
    “If I go into a nursing home, will the State take my house?” This is a commonly-asked question. The answer is “No, but …” If a person applies for long-term care Medicaid benefits, his available assets have to be…
  • Jul 20

    Upcoming Live Seminar: Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid

    Upcoming Live Seminar: Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid
    Lauren Marinaro will present at an upcoming National Business Institute live seminar: Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Location: Molly Pitcher Inn 88 Riverside Ave…
Rank this Week: 2061

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
  • Aug 11

    What New Car Technology Might Prevent Accidents in the Future?

    What New Car Technology Might Prevent Accidents in the Future?
    While the idea of vehicles that can drive themselves is still well off in the future, other types of technology have emerged that could dramatically reduce car accidents. Naturally, car accidents will still heavily rely on motorists, how they…
  • Aug 4

    Life with a Traumatic Brain Injury

    Life with a Traumatic Brain Injury
    A traumatic brain injury (TBI), ranges from mild to severe. However, what most people do not realize is that these types of injuries can last a victim for the rest of their lives – even if they have a mild concussion. Most people,…
  • Jul 20

    15 Reasons to Investigate Assisted Living Facilities Before Using Them

    15 Reasons to Investigate Assisted Living Facilities Before Using Them
    Elderly Abuse Attorney Offers Advice on Selecting Assisted Living Facilities in Chicago Long-term care, such as an assisted living facility, provides an aging loved one with a safe place to live and access to a community-like environment. It…
Rank this Week: 2010

North Carolina Trusts and Estates…

North Carolina Trusts and Estates Litigation

A discussion of trusts and estates litigation in North Carolina. By Evan Lohr.

https://ncestatelitigation.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 20

    Notice to Creditors in North Carolina Probate

    Notice to Creditors in North Carolina Probate
    Upon the appointment of the executor or administrator of a North Carolina probate estate, the personal representative or collector must notify all people or businesses having claims against the decedent to present them to the personal…
  • Aug 5

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)
    Estate litigation poses significant challenges to parties and practitioners, not the least of which is that the person whose wishes should dictate the distribution of the property at issue in a dispute is dead. In many cases, parties seek to…
  • Aug 5

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)
    Estate litigation poses significant challenges to parties and practitioners, not the least of which is that the person whose wishes should dictate the distribution of the property at issue in a dispute is already dead. In many cases, parties…
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/
  • Jul 16

    How to Protect Yourself when Signing Nursing Home Admission Agreement

    How to Protect Yourself when Signing Nursing Home Admission Agreement
    Placing a family member in a nursing home is a difficult and traumatic event. One of the obstacles to be overcome is reviewing and signing the facility’s admission paperwork. This typically involves many pages of complicated provisions and…
  • Jul 13

    Pennsylvania's New Notary Law

    Pennsylvania's New Notary Law
    Pennsylvania has adopted a version of the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts. The new law, which takes effect on October 26, 2017, codifies provisions relating to notaries in Title 57 and repeals existing laws relating to notaries. The…
  • Jul 9

    How to Avoid an Estate Planning Tragedy

    How to Avoid an Estate Planning Tragedy
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Rank this Week: 2050

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/
Rank this Week: 1713

Chicago Injury Lawyer

Chicago Injury Lawyer

By the Willens Law Offices.

https://www.willenslaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    Should I See a Doctor After my Accident If I Feel Fine?

    Should I See a Doctor After my Accident If I Feel Fine?
    A question commonly asked by people involved in car accidents is whether or not they should bother to see a doctor after the accident if they did not sustain any injuries. You may believe that your accident was just minor, and may think…
  • Jun 20

    What Can I Be Compensated for After My Accident in Illinois?

    What Can I Be Compensated for After My Accident in Illinois?
    If you have been seriously injured or hurt in a car accident or any other type of personal injury accident, you may be able to obtain compensation for various economic and non-economic damages—or what your injuries have cost you…
  • Jun 5

    How Will My Lost Earnings Be Reimbursed?

    How Will My Lost Earnings Be Reimbursed?
    You may be entitled to recover damages for your lost earnings if an auto accident or other personal injury accident causes you to suffer an injury that prevents you from going to work and earning the wages that you typically would have…
Rank this Week: 2307

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse

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

http://www.nursinghomeabuse.net/blog/
  • Jun 13

    Are Veterans Knowingly Placed in Harm’s Way at Texas Nursing Home?

    Are Veterans Knowingly Placed in Harm’s Way at Texas Nursing Home?
    A Texas news station, KRIS 6 News, has recently wrapped up an investigation into whether veterans are knowingly placed in harm’s way at a Texas nursing home.  According to the investigation, the U.S.  Department of Veterans…
  • Apr 26

    Texas Nursing Home Employee Arrested for Injuring the Elderly

    Texas Nursing Home Employee Arrested for Injuring the Elderly
    A 23-year-old Texas nursing home employee has been arrested for injuring the elderly after he reportedly played a “joke” on an elderly resident that vehemently crossed ethical lines.  Someone who received disturbing images…
  • Mar 3

    How Big a Problem is Rape in Nursing Homes?

    How Big a Problem is Rape in Nursing Homes?
    If you have a loved one in a nursing home, you prepare yourself for the reality of their aging, health, disabilities, and the possibility of their passing in the future.  In this article titled “How Big a Problem is Rape...Read…
Rank this Week: 2058

Musings of a Massachusetts Estate…

Musings of a Massachusetts Estate Lawyer

Focuses on estate planning, probate and corporation law in Massachusetts. By David E. Peterson.

http://blog.deplawfirm.com/
  • Jun 1

    Recent Court Decision Highlights Dangers in Medicaid Planning in Massachusett

    Recent Court Decision Highlights Dangers in Medicaid Planning in Massachusett
    On May 30 the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court published their decision on Daley v. Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. The case focused on two common estate planning techniques that elders can use to protect…
  • Apr 28

    The Dusty Binder: When Good Estate Plans Go Bad

    The Dusty Binder: When Good Estate Plans Go Bad
    Jim and Sally did everything right… or so they thought. They grew up in strong, middle class families, did well in school, and had many friends. Jim had a successful career with a local company, while Sally raised four responsible,…
  • Jan 20

    Four Reasons to Own Life Insurance

    Four Reasons to Own Life Insurance
      Let’s face it: most people are averse to life insurance. For permanent policies, the premiums are high, and the payouts typically don’t happen until you die. Couple that with the fact that many life insurance agents are…
Rank this Week: 2284

Digital Hereinafter

Digital Hereinafter

Legal practice blog with a focus on solo-small estate planning firm practice. By the Law Office of Smilie G. Rogers, PLLC.

http://www.maineestateattorney.com
  • May 30

    SJC rules on Nadeau and Daley Case

    SJC rules on Nadeau and Daley Case
    See https://mirickoconnelltrustsandestateslawblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/30/sjc-rules-on-nadeau-and-daley-cases/.  
  • May 30

    Planning for Pet

    Planning for Pet
    I was recently quoted in the Bangor Daily News in an article A Trust fund for a pooch?   From time to time I do have clients interested in planning for their pets though it is not a frequent request.   Thankfully ……
  • Feb 23

    Age 70 1/2 Confusion for Retirement Account

    Age 70 1/2 Confusion for Retirement Account
    This article from the Slott Report, https://www.irahelp.com/slottreport/age-70-%C2%BD-confusion-retirement-accounts, concisely explains the rules regarding when you have to take your first Required Minimum Distribution. Besides the Slott…
Rank this Week: 2336

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts in Nevada.

http://www.wealth-counselors.com/blog/
  • May 25

    Can I Use a Revocable LivingTrust to Protect My Assets?

    Can I Use a Revocable LivingTrust to Protect My Assets?
    Most clients understand that revocable living trusts are valuable components of an estate plan. But when asset protection is a primary goal of your estate plan, then revocable living trusts are not necessarily the way to go.  The fact…
  • May 13

    Reno Estate Planning Lawyers Explain Disadvantages of Probate

    Reno Estate Planning Lawyers Explain Disadvantages of Probate
    Probate is simply the administration of an estate through the court system after someone’s death.  Nearly every estate is required to pass through probate before heirs can receive their inheritance.  While the purpose of this…
  • Mar 21

    Establishing a Future Guardianship For Your Children

    Establishing a Future Guardianship For Your Children
    Establishing a Future Guardianship For Your Children from Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. One of the common reasons parents put off planning for guardianship of their children is that they are looking for the right person. Of course, you…
Rank this Week: 2235

Massachusetts Estate Planning,…

Massachusetts Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law

Features a blend of common sense info for clients and family caregivers and in-depth probate, tax and Medicaid analysis for lawyers & CPAs. By Brian E. Barreira.

http://elderlaw.info/
Rank this Week: 2331

The Connecticut Elder Law Blog

The Connecticut Elder Law Blog

News, stories, thoughts and insight on elder law in Connecticut. By Michael J. Keenan.

http://ctelderlawblog.typepad.com/the_connecticut_elder_law/
  • Mar 17

    What You CAN'T Accomplish with a Revocable Living Trust

    What You CAN'T Accomplish with a Revocable Living Trust
    Revocable living trusts are often a very useful tool when it comes to estate planning, and most of my clients opt to set one up. This is particularly true if minimizing probate involvement upon your death is a major planning...
  • Mar 14

    The Latest on ABLE Account

    The Latest on ABLE Account
    Here are the important aspects of an "ABLE" account, which is an important new tool in the world of special needs planning: Available to any disabled individual who was diagnosed with their condition prior to age 26. Tax-free growth. The...
  • Mar 9

    Nationally Broadcast Webinar on "Gifting the House", June 29th

    Nationally Broadcast Webinar on "Gifting the House", June 29th
    Happy to announce that I will be participating in a nationally-broadcast webinar on Thursday, June 29th from 1:00pm ET to 2:30pm ET. I will be joined by two Kentucky elder law attorneys, Kelly Gannot, Esq. and Misty Clark VanTrease. Esq....
Rank this Week: 2072

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/
  • Feb 15

    Limits to Medi-Cal Recovery (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    Limits to Medi-Cal Recovery (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    By:  Matthew M. Shafae, Attorney Law Office of Roy W. Litherland The future of Medi-Cal eligibility has been the subject of speculation for a little over a decade now. Will the California implementation of the federal Medicaid system,…
  • Jan 26

    Special Needs Trusts: Two Words to Say Fairne

    Special Needs Trusts: Two Words to Say Fairne
    Special Needs Trusts (also called Supplemental Needs Trusts) are specific types of trusts that allow a disabled person to be the beneficiary of a trust while not interrupting his/her eligibility to receive government assistance. Without a…
  • Jan 26

    Special Needs Trusts: Two Words to Say Fairne

    Special Needs Trusts: Two Words to Say Fairne
    Special Needs Trusts (also called Supplemental Needs Trusts) are specific types of trusts that allow a disabled person to be the beneficiary of a trust while not interrupting his/her eligibility to receive government assistance. Without a…
Rank this Week: 2068

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Nov 3

    How Much Does an Arkansas Divorce Cost?

    How Much Does an Arkansas Divorce Cost?
    Divorce is expensive. The biggest divorce cost is obviously the emotional toll. No matter how difficult a marriage has been, it is hard to end it. The financial cost of an Arkansas divorce can also be significant, but it doesn’t have to…
  • Nov 2

    Why Was I Charged for Someone Else’s Drugs?

    Why Was I Charged for Someone Else’s Drugs?
    One of the many strange things about criminal law is that it’s not illegal to use drugs; it’s just illegal to have them. But what does it mean to “have them”—also known as possession. If you’ve ever…
  • Oct 24

    What Should I Wear to Court?

    What Should I Wear to Court?
    I am usually in court a few times per week. It happens so often that I don’t really tend to think much about what I wear to court. It’s more like a formula: Start with a boring dark suit + boring white/blue shirt + boring tie that…
Rank this Week: 1578

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

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

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

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

    Is an Apology an Admission of Fault?

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

    Video Blog: ICBC Hit and Run Accident Claim

    Video Blog: ICBC Hit and Run Accident Claim
    Video Blog: ICBC Hit and Run Claims British Columbia insurance law makes sure that every vehicle licensed in this province carries at least basic coverage of $200,000 in third party liability insurance through ICBC.  This basic…
Rank this Week: 1677

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

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

    What Is Nursing Home Asset Protection?

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

    What Is Nursing Home Asset Protection?

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

    How Can You Minimize Your Estate Tax Exposure?

    How Can You Minimize Your Estate Tax Exposure?
    People in most areas of the country have just one estate tax to concern themselves with. The federal estate tax is applicable everywhere, but the good news is that there is a relatively large estate tax exclusion. The credit or exclusion is…
Rank this Week: 2083

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

Covers Washington elder law, estate planning, and long term care.

http://www.byrdgarrett.com/blog/
  • Nov 18

    New Budget Act changes law on Social Security

    New Budget Act changes law on Social Security
    The 2016 Budget Act has 2 significant changes for those who are entering their retirement years need to know about.  Click Here to see an article that discusses these changes; adjustments for Medicare Part B and…
  • Oct 13

    What Boomers Need to Address in Their Estate Plan

    What Boomers Need to Address in Their Estate Plan
    As the number of baby boomers who reach the age of 65 increases by 10,000 every day, the need for members of this generation to address estate planning issues continues to grow. Like all adults, every baby boomer should have a comprehensive…
  • Oct 12

    Estate Planning When You Have a New Family

    Estate Planning When You Have a New Family
    Whether you are expecting your first child, welcoming an adopted child into the family, or are entering into a blended family situation, developing an estate plan when you have a new family in Washington is important step to take if you want…
Rank this Week: 2223

WisconsinTrustsandWills.com

WisconsinTrustsandWills.com

Covers elder law and estate planning. By Swendson/Fey Law Ltd.

http://wisconsintrustsandwills.com/family/
  • Dec 13

    Charitable Remainder Trust Planning Opportunity to Deal with the Medicare Surtax

    Charitable Remainder Trust Planning Opportunity to Deal with the Medicare Surtax
    On December 2nd, 2013, the Treasury issued final regulations addressing IRC § 1411, the 3.8% Medicare Surtax. § 1.1411-3 of the regulations addresses estates and trusts, including Charitable Remainder Trusts, CRTs.  The final…
  • Aug 8

    Incorporating Faith and Values in Estate Planning

    Incorporating Faith and Values in Estate Planning
    For many, passing along religious beliefs and values to the next generation is just as important as passing along financial wealth and tangible assets. Estate planning creates many opportunities to do this, including: * End-of-Life Care. A…
  • Jul 30

    8 Things to Do Before You Travel

    8 Things to Do Before You Travel
    Before any trip, most of us create a “to-do list” of things we have put off and want to take care of before we leave. Here is a checklist of estate planning things to do before you take your next trip. Taking care of these will…
Rank this Week: 2063

The Elder Firm, LLC

The Elder Firm, LLC

Covers elder law, estate planning, and Missouri Medicaid eligibility.

http://www.columbiaelderlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2189