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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/
  • Dec 9

    Improving Nursing Home Compare

    Improving Nursing Home Compare
    Philly.com reported on the GAO Report that found that Nursing Home Compare needed improvement to help consumers choose among nursing homes.  Consumer advocates and experts have been critical of the Nursing Home…
  • Dec 8

    Reward and Shame

    Reward and Shame
    The South China Morning Post reported on the new policy that encourages family members to visit loved ones in nursing homes.  A nursing home has reported an “explosive” increase in visitors since it started offering rewards…
  • Dec 7

    Trump’s Bizarre Choice to lead HHS

    Trump’s Bizarre Choice to lead HHS
    There are plenty of reasons to be worried about Tom Price, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of Health and Human Services.  Price is an orthopedic surgeon and U.S. congressman from Georgia with no relevant…
Rank this Week: 126

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/
  • Nov 14

    Investment in Nursing Industry Seen as Lucrative. But at What Cost?

    Investment in Nursing Industry Seen as Lucrative. But at What Cost?
    It really doesn’t come as a surprise to most people to learn that seniors are representing a growing segment of the overall population. Current figures suggest that the number of elderly people living in the country may climb by about…
  • Oct 20

    Life Care Centers Nursing Home

    Life Care Centers Nursing Home
    Life Care Centers of America (LCCA) are based out of Cleveland, TN and operate over 200 nursing homes and assisted care facilities across the U.S. They opened their first facility back in 1970 and have grown into one of the largest chains of…
  • Oct 19

    Golden Living Nursing Home

    Golden Living Nursing Home
    Golden Living has over 300 “Living Centers” in 21 states across the U.S. Touted as an award winning company of long-term care, they are happy to report that dozens of their facilities have received recognition for quality care in…
Rank this Week: 145

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/
  • Dec 8

    Six Individuals Arrested for Stealing from Nursing Home Resident

    Six Individuals Arrested for Stealing from Nursing Home Resident
    On October 18, 2016, six individuals were arrested in New York for  exploiting the financial vulnerability of nursing home residents; defendants are from Bronx, New York, Queens and Suffolk Counties. The five New York City defendants…
  • Oct 21

    Lawsuit Filed Against the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Following New Arbitration Regulation

    Lawsuit Filed Against the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Following New Arbitration Regulation
    The American Health Care Association (ACHA) filed a lawsuit against the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Monday, October 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi. The suit was filed after CMS…
  • Oct 21

    Nursing Home Residents Right to Sue Restored

    Nursing Home Residents Right to Sue Restored
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the Health and Human Services Department, has issued a rule that will prevent nursing homes receiving federal funding from requiring resident’s to sign admission…
Rank this Week: 304

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

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

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 420

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: 411

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: 419

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/
  • Dec 8

    New Brief: A Closer Look at the Revised Nursing Facility Regulation

    New Brief: A Closer Look at the Revised Nursing Facility Regulation
    The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, the Center for Medicare Advocacy and Justice in Aging have released the first in a series of briefs regarding the changes to the Nursing Facility regulations. This first brief focuses on…
  • Dec 8

    21st Century Cures Act

    21st Century Cures Act
    The Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act, HR 34, on December 7, 2016. Having already passed the House, the bill goes to the President for signature. There are two specific provisions in the Cures Act that bear mention: The...
  • Dec 7

    Remembering Pearl Harbor

    Remembering Pearl Harbor
    Remembering all of those of the Greatest Generation who gave so much.
Rank this Week: 482

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/
  • Nov 30

    Draft RFP for WCRC Released…Again.

    Draft RFP for WCRC Released…Again.
    CMS recently released a draft RFP for a new Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) to review WCMSAs once again.  The draft RFP can be found here (Solicitation No: RFP-CMS-2016-8A-0008). Comments on the proposed RFP must be…
  • Nov 29

    Stealth Guided and Robotic Assisted Surgeries – Coming to an MSA Near You?

    Stealth Guided and Robotic Assisted Surgeries – Coming to an MSA Near You?
    Over the past several years, there have been significant advances in surgical techniques across all fields of medicine. Two of these advances, robotic assisted surgery and stealth guided surgery have gained popularity as the technology…
  • Nov 21

    Teleconference Call Recap: CMS and CRC Address Delays and Enhancements  

    Teleconference Call Recap: CMS and CRC Address Delays and Enhancements  
    On Thursday, November 17, the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) held a teleconference, with both CMS representatives and Commercial Repayment Center (CRC) representatives available to provide long awaited…
Rank this Week: 460

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/
  • Dec 7

    The Cost of Long Term Care Continues To Rise

    The Cost of Long Term Care Continues To Rise
    What many of our clients do not realize is that long-term health care is expensive, and will only get more expensive with time.  Many people are shocked when they learn about the actual costs of long-term health and feel helpless because…
  • Dec 7

    Homestead Protection In Florida

    Homestead Protection In Florida
    Florida’s homestead protections are renown throughout the country for the great homestead protection laws that protect state residents.  These laws are found in Florida’s Constitution and offer key protection in three…
  • Dec 1

    Does a Revocable Trust Allow My Assets to Pass Outside of Probate Automatically?

    Does a Revocable Trust Allow My Assets to Pass Outside of Probate Automatically?
    One of the best tools estate planning attorneys in Jacksonville utilize for their clients is the Florida revocable trust. The revocable trust is also known as a living trust.  A revocable trust has many benefits including the ability to…
Rank this Week: 536

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/
  • Nov 24

    Negligent Nursing Home Care Blamed for Woman’s Death

    Negligent Nursing Home Care Blamed for Woman’s Death
    Nursing homes are required to provide proper care to our elderly loved ones in their twilight years. Sadly, sometimes nursing homes fail to provide the level of care that is expected or that is required. The administrator for a woman’s…
  • Nov 21

    Levin & Perconti Represent Family in Nursing Home Negligence Case

    Levin & Perconti Represent Family in Nursing Home Negligence Case
    Nursing homes are required by law to provide a safe environment where proper care is provided. In some cases, nursing homes fail to provide adequate care. When a nursing home fails to properly care for a patient and an injury or death occurs,…
  • Nov 21

    Long-Term Care Facility Failed to Prevent Injuries and Death

    Long-Term Care Facility Failed to Prevent Injuries and Death
    Nursing homes and care facilities are expected to support and monitor our elderly loved ones. Unfortunately, care facilities do not provide the care or supervision necessary to monitor residents and a patient sustains injuries or dies. Levin…
Rank this Week: 612

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
  • Dec 9

    4 Considerations for Child Custody Evaluation

    4 Considerations for Child Custody Evaluation
    When the parties can’t come to an agreement, a child custody evaluation by a mental health professional can help judges by giving an assessment of the family, each parent’s capacity to parent, and the children’s needs and…
  • Dec 7

    Service of Process via Twitter?

    Service of Process via Twitter?
    For a judgment to be entitled to full faith and credit, the defendant must be served in a way that’s reasonably calculated to give actual notice of the proceedings and an opportunity to be heard. Milliken v Meyer (1940) 311 US 457, 463.…
  • Dec 5

    Where to Start on Response to an Administrative Action

    Where to Start on Response to an Administrative Action
    Your client is the subject of an agency investigation, accusation, or statement of issues on a license, benefit, or other matter. The timeline for filing your response is typically short, so you’ll have to move fast. Here are the first…
Rank this Week: 762

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/
  • Dec 9

    Report on Best Nursing Homes Ranks California Facilitie

    Report on Best Nursing Homes Ranks California Facilitie
    According to a recent report from U.S. News & World Report, nursing homes in California, including in San Diego, may rank better than facilities in other parts of the country. However, just because a nursing home makes the list for having…
  • Dec 2

    Elderly Patients in San Diego at Risk Following Hospital Discharge

    Elderly Patients in San Diego at Risk Following Hospital Discharge
    When an elderly loved one in San Diego requires nearly constant medical care, many family members are at their most concerned when that loved one has to be hospitalized. However, according to a recent article in California Healthline, one of…
  • Nov 23

    Sex Offenders and Nursing Home Abuse in San Diego

    Sex Offenders and Nursing Home Abuse in San Diego
    If you have an elderly loved one in a San Diego nursing home, should the prevalence of sex offenders within the facility impact how you gauge your relative’s personal safety and risk of nursing home abuse? We are not referring to…
Rank this Week: 990

The Helpful Lawyer

The Helpful Lawyer

A Texas sole practioner's blog on issues that face my clients.

http://www.jackrobinson.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person

    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person
    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person In this last part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse…
  • Apr 11

    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly

    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly
    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly In this 3rd part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse the powers granted…
  • Apr 6

    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse

    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse
    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse In this 2nd part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse the powers…
Rank this Week: 987

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Aug 12

    US Adults Worry They Will Outlive Their Saving

    US Adults Worry They Will Outlive Their Saving
    According to a recent Northwestern Mutual Insurance survey, nearly one-third of US adults believe that it is more likely than not that they will outlive their savings. Follow this link to the survey. A foundational estate plan can be a…
  • Jun 4

    5 Tips For Helping Your Kids After Divorce

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

    Estate Planning and Investment: A Symbiotic Relationship

    Estate Planning and Investment: A Symbiotic Relationship
    Imagine inheriting a quarter of a million dollars but having absolutely no idea what to do with it. That’s a good problem to have, but a problem nonetheless. View image | gettyimages.com CNN Money recently reached out with advice to a…
Rank this Week: 871

Cooper Elder Law

Cooper Elder Law

Covers Ohio estate planning, nursing home protection and qualifying for veterans benefits. By Thom L. Cooper Company, LPA.

http://cooperelderlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Jun 8

    Cooper, Adel & Associates Names Daniel H. Vu Partner

    Cooper, Adel & Associates Names Daniel H. Vu Partner
    Founder Thom L. Cooper and Managing Partner Mitchell J. Adel are pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Vu as partner in the law firm of Cooper, Adel and Associates. Vu will lead the development of the firm’s advance estate…
  • Apr 22

    Earth Day is a good opportunity to fertilize your estate plan.

    Earth Day is a good opportunity to fertilize your estate plan.
    By Attorney Ted Brown Earth Day is one of my favorite times of the year as it marks the dawn of spring and reminds us of the natural wonder of seasonal renewal. It gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on not only the pristine beauty…
  • Apr 7

    Ohio Under Fire Over Medicaid Regulation

    Ohio Under Fire Over Medicaid Regulation
    By Attorney Nathan Simpson In a recent opinion in the case Wagner v. McCarthy, a judge from the Federal District Court for Southern Ohio issued a preliminary injunction against the Ohio Department of Medicaid for its interpretation of federal…
Rank this Week: 930

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/
  • Dec 6

    Portability and Second Marriage

    Portability and Second Marriage
    by Matthew M. Shafae and Justin M. Kennedy, Attorneys Law Office of Roy W. Litherland A lot of estate planning hypothetical situations involve the spouse dying, and the survivor getting hitched with some nefarious predator who is only after…
  • Nov 21

    Join Us for Our Last Two Free Living Trust Seminars of 2016

    Join Us for Our Last Two Free Living Trust Seminars of 2016
    If you do not have an estate plan – or if your estate plan consists only of a basic will – you may not be adequately protecting your family against probate and estate taxes. Without proper planning, your family could lose a large…
  • Nov 9

    Keeping it Safe on the Road (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    Keeping it Safe on the Road (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    Most people agree that driving is one of the keys to independence. However, new driving challenges arise as you age. Arthritis can make flexing and twisting painful and weakened muscles make it harder to grip. Aging also affects vision,…
Rank this Week: 1030

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/
  • Dec 5

    Michael Gilfix, National Experts Form Trump Policy Analysis Group

    Michael Gilfix, National Experts Form Trump Policy Analysis Group
    THE TRUMP POLICY ANALYSIS GROUP (TPAG) – FOCUSING ON OLDER AMERICANS AND THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS The Trump Policy Analysis Group (TPAG)1 has convened to consider probable changes in law that will affect older Americans and those with…
  • Nov 30

    Three mistakes parents of special needs children should avoid

    Three mistakes parents of special needs children should avoid
    Parents of special needs children hope to provide their offspring with financial security and the care they need. However, even with the best of intentions they risk making mistakes that could have costly, long-term consequences for their…
  • Nov 28

    National Gilfix & La Poll Article on Multigeneration Strategies and “New Economy” Service

    National Gilfix & La Poll Article on Multigeneration Strategies and “New Economy” Service
    At Gilfix & La Poll, we take pride in innovating new ways to serve our estate planning clients. We recently published an article in Estate Planning magazine covering two ways in which we build beneficial relationships with our clients…
Rank this Week: 1124

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
  • Nov 9

    Trump’s Estate Tax Plan

    Trump’s Estate Tax Plan
    Well, it happened. Something very few people saw coming: Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. For most people, there are a whole host of potentially more pressing questions about what Trump's presidency will mean for the…
  • Oct 18

    Hillary Clinton’s Estate Tax Plan

    Hillary Clinton’s Estate Tax Plan
    Last Thursday, Hillary Clinton declared her proposal for the federal estate tax: Currently, only estates worth $5.5 million or more pay taxes on inheritance. Clinton would lower that threshold to $3.5 million per person and $7 million per…
  • Oct 10

    Second Marriage? What Could Happen if You Don’t Have an Estate Plan

    Second Marriage? What Could Happen if You Don’t Have an Estate Plan
    Did you know that if you die without a will, each state in the U.S. has already written one for you? These default “wills” are actually called “intestacy statutes” and they generally provide the following as to the…
Rank this Week: 1196

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 9

    Estate Battles and Royaltie

    Estate Battles and Royaltie
    Prince & Tidal After the death of a musician, we commonly hear about battles between the estate of deceased artists and various music companies, regarding the royalties to a deceased artist’s work, who now owns it, and who is…
  • Dec 6

    What is a Blind Trust and Why Do They Matter?

    What is a Blind Trust and Why Do They Matter?
    Blind Trusts Blind trusts are another type of trust that is established in order to set assets aside and preserve them for a specific period of time, however the person establishing the trust has no control over the  funds and thus does…
  • Dec 2

    Dementia on the Decline and How it Impacts Elder Care

    Dementia on the Decline and How it Impacts Elder Care
    A study released in late November in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal reported that dementia rates for individuals over the age of 65 years old is down almost 24% from rates found in 2000. There are a variety of reasons why this decline may…
Rank this Week: 1364

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Dec 9

    Problematic Proposed Regulations May Harm Family Businesses If Left Unaddressed

    Problematic Proposed Regulations May Harm Family Businesses If Left Unaddressed
    This newsletter recently addressed proposed treasury regulations that, if enacted, will drastically impact transfers of family businesses. The hearings on the proposed regulations (the “2704 Regulations”) were held this month, and…
  • Dec 2

    Decanting an Irrevocable Trust to Protect Public Benefit Eligibility

    Decanting an Irrevocable Trust to Protect Public Benefit Eligibility
    Unintended consequences can occur when people fail to consider the effect of a plan on persons with special needs. Estate planners who are unfamiliar with public benefits may unintentionally create plans that can wreck a beneficiary’s…
  • Nov 28

    ‘Tis the Season…for hospital admissions and long-term are planning!

    ‘Tis the Season…for hospital admissions and long-term are planning!
    Author: Stephanie Washington Co-Author: Letha Sgritta-McDowell During the holidays, it is not uncommon for emergency rooms to see an increase in visits by the elderly population. As we know, the elderly are more susceptible to catching…
Rank this Week: 1455

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury. By Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 9

    Partner Jennifer Ashley discusses treacherous exit along I-94 on FOX32 New

    Partner Jennifer Ashley discusses treacherous exit along I-94 on FOX32 New
    EVANSTON, Ill. (December 9, 2016) –  The Grand Avenue exit of westbound I-94 near Gurnee, Ill. is a notoriously dangerous stretch of road in Lake County. One Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard client was recently injured in a car…
  • Dec 7

    How Common Are Slip and Fall Accidents?

    How Common Are Slip and Fall Accidents?
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 2.8 million Americans require emergency room treatment for fall accidents each year. These accidents can cause tremendous physical, emotional and financial damage for…
  • Dec 5

    Lake County man warns drivers about dangerous stretch along I-94

    Lake County man warns drivers about dangerous stretch along I-94
    WAUKEGAN, Ill. (December 6, 2016) – For many Lake County residents, the stretch of westbound I-94 near Gurnee, Ill. is a notoriously dangerous stretch of road. Many drivers even refer to the exit at Grand Avenue as “100 feet…
Rank this Week: 1258

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

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

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1660

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/
  • Dec 7

    Who is Responsible for the Debts of My Parents When They are Gone?

    Who is Responsible for the Debts of My Parents When They are Gone?
     This is an article from the law firm of Horn & Johnsen SC (http://hornjohnsen.com/) in Madison, Wisconsin, that we thought others may find helpful. Over the years, I have received many questions from clients and others regarding…
  • Nov 30

    Financial Planning After the Wedding

    Financial Planning After the Wedding
    This is an article from the law office of Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. (http://www.wealth-counselors.com/) in Reno, Nevada, that we thought others may find helpful. Weddings are very memorable events – full of anticipation and lots…
  • Nov 30

    Four Ways Your Property Transfers After You Die

    Four Ways Your Property Transfers After You Die
    This is an article from the Law Offices of Cheryl David (http://www.cheryldavid.com/) in Greensboro, North Carolina, that we thought others may find helpful. When most people think about estate planning, what they think about is transferring…
Rank this Week: 1542

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Dec 6

    Under a Power of Attorney Can an Agent Make Gifts on Your Behalf?

    Under a Power of Attorney Can an Agent Make Gifts on Your Behalf?
    A power of attorney is a commonly used legal document, often included in a comprehensive estate plan. When used properly, a power of attorney, or POA, can be a beneficial addition to your estate plan. Unfortunately, people often execute a POA…
  • Nov 29

    Can I Stay in My Home If I Get Sick?

    Can I Stay in My Home If I Get Sick?
    Despite some amazing advances in science and medicine over the past century, a way to stop the natural aging process has yet to be discovered. This means that all of us will eventually succumb to the physical and mental signs of aging. As a…
  • Nov 22

    How Much Does Guardianship Cost in Texas?

    How Much Does Guardianship Cost in Texas?
    If you have a parent, or other elderly loved one, who has reached the point where you are concerned that he or she cannot safely live alone and/or make important decisions without assistance it may be time for you to consider petitioning to…
Rank this Week: 1588

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Nov 28

    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law – Part 2

    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law – Part 2
    Our last blog talked about a case where possession of “lost “cash did not result in the “finder” of the cash ending up with it. In a famous “treasure trove” case involving Mel Fisher and the wreck of the…
  • Nov 10

    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law

    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law
    You have heard the old adage “possession is 9/10 of the law.” Well, here is a case dealing with the other 1/10. The Arizona case of Grande v. Jennings involved a hoarder by the name of Robert Spann. When he passed away in 2001,…
  • Sep 27

    Paternity Claims in Probate

    Paternity Claims in Probate
    If a man dies in Florida without having his own will or trust prepared, he is considered to have died intestate. In other words, his estate will be distributed according to the “will” the state wrote for him. Under the…
Rank this Week: 1635

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Nov 17

    Do you know any Jay Walkers?

    Do you know any Jay Walkers?
    Have you seen seniors trying to cross a busy street where there are no traffic lights? Many think they can walk faster than the speeding car headed their way. Not so….. Becoming allies in promoting safety for seniors can encompass a…
  • Nov 16

    Must an estate pay for a charitable pledge by the deceased?

    Must an estate pay for a charitable pledge by the deceased?
    Canadians are charitable people. According to Statistics Canada, 82% of Canadians made a financial donation to a charitable or non-profit organization in 2013 (the latest available year). The amount given by donors increased from an annual…
  • Nov 15

    TFSA’s – a refresher on the Rule

    TFSA’s – a refresher on the Rule
    Borrowing heavily from some recent literature on this subject, I though it may be useful at this time of the year to quickly revisit some of the rules surrounding tax free savings accounts (“TFSA”) Contribution room for an…
Rank this Week: 1366

New Jersey Estate Planning &…

New Jersey Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

Covers business law and planning, elder law, estate planning, and probate and estate administration. By Deirdre Wheatley-Liss.

http://www.njelderlawestateplanning.com/
  • Apr 2

    Love is Lost - And So is Your Inheritance - Divorce Really Ends Thing

    Love is Lost - And So is Your Inheritance - Divorce Really Ends Thing
    A common plan among our married clients is to leave their property to their spouse, either outright or in trust - oft-referred to as the “I Love You” Will. Sometimes, love is lost and the couple divorces. We recommend our clients…
  • Mar 25

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Liens - SCOTUS Decide

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Liens - SCOTUS Decide
    You have a horrific accident and are looking at a life of extreme medical care.  The accident was caused by another person (drunk truck driver). You get a multi-million dollar award.  Does the state that you live in get a…
  • Mar 25

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Leins - SCOTUS Decide

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Leins - SCOTUS Decide
    You have a horrific accident and are looking a life of extreme medical care.  The accident was caused by another person (drunk truck driver). You get a multi-million dollar award.  Does the state that you live in get a share? First,…
Rank this Week: 1425

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/
  • Dec 9

    Financial elder abuse is on the rise

    Financial elder abuse is on the rise
    To those of us who work with seniors and their legal documents every day, this headline is hardly a surprise. I agree with the author of the article, though, that the general public is not aware of just how prevalent elder financial abuse…
  • Dec 7

    Top 10 Christmas gifts for lawyers - 2016 edition

    Top 10 Christmas gifts for lawyers - 2016 edition
    Christmas wouldn't be complete without my annual list of fun gifts for your favourite lawyer. I've always aimed this list at my fellow wills and estates lawyers but this year I've decided to widen the net. This year's list contains goodies…
  • Dec 2

    Forget coffins! This company will swirl you into beautiful glass creations when you die

    Forget coffins! This company will swirl you into beautiful glass creations when you die
    The funeral industry has come a long way and it seems to come up with more and more innovative ideas. The newest fad is have a spoonful of your cremated ashes added to a glass mixture that is swirled into a lovely, individual glass orb. Each…
Rank this Week: 2468

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/
  • Dec 8

    Medicare announces 2017 premiums, deductible

    Medicare announces 2017 premiums, deductible
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  • Nov 27

    What can clients expect following the 2016 election?

    What can clients expect following the 2016 election?
    The most contentious election in recent memory is over. Whatever your opinion of the results (and I'd venture to say the typical reader has a very strong opinion), my job is to analyze the impact of a Trump presidency on the issues of…
  • Nov 15

    Financial Elder Abuse: The perfect storm of Sumner Redstone

    Financial Elder Abuse: The perfect storm of Sumner Redstone
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Rank this Week: 2375

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Dec 4

    How Medicaid Treats Life Insurance (Part 1)

    How Medicaid Treats Life Insurance (Part 1)
                    Medicaid requires the applicant to spend down all assets to under $2000 before approving an application for benefits.  The question comes up…
  • Nov 27

    John Hancock Latest to Drop Long Term Care

    John Hancock Latest to Drop Long Term Care
                    Two weeks ago John Hancock, one of the largest providers of long term care insurance announced it is withdrawing from the market.  It will stop…
  • Nov 20

    Home for the Holidays (Part 2)

    Home for the Holidays (Part 2)
                Last week I was talking about changes in loved ones we may notice around holiday time, simply because we may be returning home after some time away.  So what can or…
Rank this Week: 2108

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Nov 29

    What Is a Partnership Buy Sell Agreement?

    What Is a Partnership Buy Sell Agreement?
    A small business may be structured using any of several different types of legal entities, including a partnership. If you have entered into a partnership agreement, you retain a valuable legal interest in the business. That interest is an…
  • Nov 24

    Types of Trusts for Farmer

    Types of Trusts for Farmer
    Family farms have been the backbone of the American economy for centuries. Despite efforts by big farming to take over the farming industry, family farms have survived – even flourished in many cases. In reality, it isn’t big…
  • Nov 22

    3 Common Asset Protection Strategie

    3 Common Asset Protection Strategie
    For most people, at least part of the purpose of creating an estate plan is to ensure that their estate assets are available to provide for loved ones after they are gone. Of course, in order for your estate assets to provide for loved ones…
Rank this Week: 2094

Rhode Island Estate Planning and…

Rhode Island Estate Planning and Elder Law Blawg

Covers elder law, medicaid planning, disability planning, tax planning, guardianship, wills, trusts, asset protection, and probate. By Matthew Fabisch.

http://riestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Federal Estate Exclusion Up Slightly to $5.49M in 2017

    Federal Estate Exclusion Up Slightly to $5.49M in 2017
    The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the basic federal estate tax exclusion for the estates of decedents dying during calendar year 2017 will be $5.49 million, up from $5.45 million for calendar year 2016.  In addition,…
  • Mar 12

    What is Medicaid and why would my parents need it for nursing home coverage?

    What is Medicaid and why would my parents need it for nursing home coverage?
    Medicaid (called "MassHealth" in Massachusetts, and "Ritecare" in Rhode Island) is a joint federal-state program that provides health insurance coverage to low-income children, seniors, and people with disabilities. Importantly, unlike almost…
  • Aug 26

    What rights do I have as a trust beneficiary?

    What rights do I have as a trust beneficiary?
    As a trust beneficiary, you may feel like you are at the mercy of the trustee, but depending on the type of trust, trust beneficiaries may have rights to ensure the trust is properly managed.A trust is a legal arrangement through which one…
Rank this Week: 2167

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: 1998

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

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

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

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

    The Joy Of Inheriting Appreciated Property

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

    When PODs Go BAD

    When PODs Go BAD
    Are payable on death accounts a simple way to pass assets to heirs or are they a mistake? It sure sounds simple. With a payable on death account or paid on death account, you name a beneficiary who gets the account when you die—no probate,…
Rank this Week: 2447

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/
Rank this Week: 2239

Attorney David Engler's Elder Law…

Attorney David Engler's Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law, elder care, probate, estate law and family law.

http://davidengler.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 15

    Just in Time for Father’s Day: A Dad and His Daughter are Reunited after 10 Years!

    Just in Time for Father’s Day: A Dad and His Daughter are Reunited after 10 Years!
    Warren Tribune Chronicle Writer Virginia Shank chronicled the story of a father who never stopped searching for his daughter who disappeared during a custody battle involving himself and his daughter’s mother.  Although…
  • May 2

    Engler Law Firm Welcomes Attorney Elizabeth Ramdin Repasky!

    Engler Law Firm Welcomes Attorney Elizabeth Ramdin Repasky!
    Engler Law Firm welcomes Elizabeth Ramdin Repasky as Associate Attorney at its Youngstown, Ohio firm, located at 725 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite S-3 in Boardman. Ramdin Repasky graduated from the University of Akron School of Law in…
  • Mar 11

    41 Year-Old Woman Rapes 14 Year Old Boy While Her Kids Sleep At Party

    41 Year-Old Woman Rapes 14 Year Old Boy While Her Kids Sleep At Party
    The Dad of the 14 year old approached the podium in Judge Rice’s Courtroom.  He looked like he had just finished a shift at a foundry from the look of the dust on his work jeans and boots.  The Defendant, Regina Turner,…
Rank this Week: 1997

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/
  • May 10

    NJ Elder Abuse – Nursing Homes Evicting Tough Case

    NJ Elder Abuse – Nursing Homes Evicting Tough Case
    An article published in The Record on May 9, 2016 highlights that nursing homes don’t want to handle complex and difficult cases and try to evict the residents.  Families are at loss as to what to do.  Many times, these…
  • Feb 22

    Nursing Home Abuse: Nursing Homes Try To Avoid Litigation Through Arbitration Clause

    Nursing Home Abuse: Nursing Homes Try To Avoid Litigation Through Arbitration Clause
    The New York Times in an article on February 21, 2016 highlighted the ever increasing problem with nursing home agreements burying arbitration clauses in residency agreements to bar cases from being litigated in the courts.  The article…
  • Feb 16

    Nursing Home Abuse: Maggots Found In Feeding Tube Site

    Nursing Home Abuse: Maggots Found In Feeding Tube Site
    A nursing home resident in a Pennsylvania nursing home was found to have maggots crawling around and inside the insertion site of the feeding tube.  The hospital staff indicated that there was severe neglect of wound care and proper…
Rank this Week: 2100

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&amp;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: 2017

Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli…

Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli Blog

Covers New Jersey elder law and estate planning.

http://www.dvanarelli.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2089

Massachusetts Estate Planning and…

Massachusetts Estate Planning and Elder Law

Discusses estate planning, elder law and health insurance matters in Massachusetts. By Leanna Hamil.

http://lhamillattorney.typepad.com/main/
  • Oct 10

    How Should I Divide My Assets?

    How Should I Divide My Assets?
    A lot of times when I’m meeting with clients they will ask me “how should we leave our stuff?” They have children, grandchildren, siblings, parents, nieces, nephews, charities they like to support and they are having trouble figuring…
  • Sep 18

    Leaving A Memo or Letter With Your Will

    Leaving A Memo or Letter With Your Will
    Your Will is the place where you distribute certain types of property after your death. Anything that has a joint owner (like a house or a bank account) or a named beneficiary (like a retirement plan or insurance policy) will pass to the…
  • Sep 10

    Changing Guardianship Nomination

    Changing Guardianship Nomination
    If you find yourself need to change the guardianship nominations for your children, there are some steps you need to take.  All parents of minor children (and parents of special needs children) should nominate guardians in legal documents so…
Rank this Week: 1878

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 9

    Nearly 5 Million US Adults Aged 65 and Older Are Not Taking Blood Pressure Medication Properly

    Nearly 5 Million US Adults Aged 65 and Older Are Not Taking Blood Pressure Medication Properly
    The CBS News website reports that almost 5 million adults in the US “aged 65 and older are not taking their blood pressure medication properly, putting them at risk for severe health complications, including heart disease,…
  • Dec 8

    Synthetic Opioids Pose Legal Challenges for Lawmaker

    Synthetic Opioids Pose Legal Challenges for Lawmaker
    Roll Call reports on the legal challenges faced by lawmakers trying to restrict the usage of powerful synthetic opioids. The article explains that many lawmakers want to prohibit the usage of such drugs for people without a valid…
  • Dec 7

    Many Parents May Be Making Dosing Errors When Giving Liquid Medicines To Kid

    Many Parents May Be Making Dosing Errors When Giving Liquid Medicines To Kid
    NBC Nightly News reported, “A new study finds over 80 percent of parents have accidentally given children the wrong dose of liquid medicine, which can cause an overdose.” The New York Times reports, “Most…
Rank this Week: 3437

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://blog.finkrosnerershow-levenberg.com/
  • Dec 9

    Family Trusts to protect assets for the next generation

    Family Trusts to protect assets for the next generation
    Has this happened to you? There is often a point in a person’s life when he looks at his children and grandchildren, starts thinking about how hard he worked to build his house or his business or his savings and … Continue…
  • Dec 6

    Leaving employment after 65? Check into Medicare Part B right away.

    Leaving employment after 65? Check into Medicare Part B right away.
    Just recently someone asked me why she was being permanently surcharged on her Medicare Part B premiums. She had worked beyond age 65  When she stopped working, she then elected to pay for insurance continuation under COBRA. She started…
  • Dec 5

    VA Publishes New Compensation Benefits Rate After .3% COLA Increase

    VA Publishes New Compensation Benefits Rate After .3% COLA Increase
    In October 2016, the DVA announced that a .3% increase in DVA benefits rates for 2016-2017.  This increase is a reflection of the cost-of-living adjustment for this fiscal year based upon the Consumer Price Index. Last…
Rank this Week: 2636

Chicago Injury Lawyer

Chicago Injury Lawyer

By the Willens Law Offices.

https://www.willenslaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Chicago Birth Injuries Resulting From Hospital Staff or Midwife Negligence

    Chicago Birth Injuries Resulting From Hospital Staff or Midwife Negligence
    Negligence on the part of hospital staff or midwives can lead to birth injuries. Negligence in any form can seriously affect the health of a pregnant mother and her baby. Therefore, all pregnant mothers are advised to exercise utmost care…
  • Dec 7

    Chicago Auto Accident Lawyer: What if You’re in a Hit and Run Accident

    Chicago Auto Accident Lawyer: What if You’re in a Hit and Run Accident
    In Chicago, from 2005 to 2010, there were 9,125 hit-and-run fatalities. While thousands more suffered bodily injuries and property damage. The grief and frustration that victims of hit-and-run accidents experience is unique. In addition to…
  • Dec 6

    Giving Information to the Insurance Company After a Chicago Car Wreck

    Giving Information to the Insurance Company After a Chicago Car Wreck
    It’s important to know what information you should and should not share with the insurance company after you’ve been in a Chicago car accident. After a Chicago car accident, there are three important things that an accident victim…
Rank this Week: 2690

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Dec 8

    Essential Questions to Ask During Estate Planning for Blended Familie

    Essential Questions to Ask During Estate Planning for Blended Familie
    Experienced Attorney Helping Blended Families with Estate Planning in New York Blended families are quite common. Whether you are divorced and remarried, or you are a widower with a new family, it is important to understand how estate…
  • Dec 1

    Should You Implement a No-Contest Clause in Your Will?

    Should You Implement a No-Contest Clause in Your Will?
    Estate Planning Attorney Explains the No-Contest Clause in Wills per New York Laws If you think that your beneficiaries will argue about your will, or that they may contest your will in court, there are ways to prevent disagreements among…
  • Nov 28

    Succession Ideas and Solutions for Family Farm

    Succession Ideas and Solutions for Family Farm
    Local Attorneys Helping Long Island Family Farmers with Estate Planning New York is no stranger to family farms. In fact, there are plenty. Whether you own a large commercial farm or a small family range, it is important that you protect it.…
Rank this Week: 2572

Aging & Law in West Virginia

Aging & Law in West Virginia

Features a case of the week. By West Virginia Senior Legal Aid.

http://seniorlegalaid.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    Medicare A&B Premiums, Deductibles, Copays 2017

    Medicare A&amp;B Premiums, Deductibles, Copays 2017
    The premium for Medicare Part B is calculated by outpatient utilization figures from the year before. Because beneficiaries used the services more than anticipated in 2015 the Part B premium for 2017 will increase will increase for most…
  • Dec 2

    Social Security amounts for 2017

    Social Security amounts for 2017
    Social Security beneficiaries will receive a COLA (cost of living adjustment) of .3% for 2017. Social Security beneficiaries who are still working while receiving benefits will be subject to the following Retirement Earnings Test Exempt…
  • Dec 1

    Today is World AIDS Day

    Today is World AIDS Day
    Older West Virginians are not immune to HIV infection. One exposure can become a transmission. The World Health Organization recommends every sexually active adult get tested annually. Learn more about aging and HIV from the CDC…
Rank this Week: 2674