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Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.aminovlaw.com
  • Jan 27

    Spending Down Assets to Qualify for Medicaid Nursing Home Care

    Spending Down Assets to Qualify for Medicaid Nursing Home Care
    Medicaid nursing home care is a means-based program, which means that the government looks at your income and assets to determine eligibility. Since you can’t gift away your assets and qualify for nursing home care for up to 5 years,…
  • Dec 31

    Effects of a Divorce on Estate Planning

    Effects of a Divorce on Estate Planning
    In addition to the emotional and financial ramifications of a divorce, there are important estate planning implications for clients contemplating divorce or separation. Along with selling, dividing, and re-titling assets comes the necessity…
  • Nov 9

    Consenting to the Probate of a Will

    Consenting to the Probate of a Will
    Have you lost a family member and received a document called a “Waiver of Process; Consent to Probate”? If you are like most people, you may be confused about what this means, and more importantly, if you should sign it. This…
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Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

By Ed Fox & Associates.

http://www.chicagonursinghomeabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 22

    Downstate Illinois Police Investigate Alleged Elder Abuse

    Downstate Illinois Police Investigate Alleged Elder Abuse
    Recently, police, along with state public health officials, in downstate Alton, Illinois have been investigating the alleged abuse of a 93 year old nursing home patient. The daughter of this nursing home patient has claimed that her mother…
  • Dec 12

    Millions of Elderly Abused Each Month Around The World, UN Health Agency Report

    Millions of Elderly Abused Each Month Around The World, UN Health Agency Report
    A sobering report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) this week highlights the systemic levels of abuse that the world's elderly population encounters each month. The United Nations News Centre reported that millions of elderly…
  • Dec 9

    Illinois Nursing Home Employee Hits Resident, Must Appear In Court

    Illinois Nursing Home Employee Hits Resident, Must Appear In Court
    All too often employees of nursing homes throughout the State of Illinois are being accused and even criminally charged with abusing a nursing home resident in their care. Just this last week an employee at the Champaign County Nursing Home…
Rank this Week: 2501

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/
  • Dec 9

    Nursing Home Abuse: Bill Introduced To Permit Video Recording In Room

    Nursing Home Abuse: Bill Introduced To Permit Video Recording In Room
    NJ Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto has introduced a bill (A-3883) on November 13, 2014 to permit video cameras and audio recorders in residents’ rooms to help prevent abuse and neglect by nursing home staff members.  The bill…
  • Nov 20

    Today is Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day

    Today is Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day
    The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel has declared November 20th as National Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day.  
  • Nov 13

    Nursing Home Abuse: Understaffing of Nurse

    Nursing Home Abuse: Understaffing of Nurse
    There is a discrepancy as to the nursing staffing levels  between the data collected by Medicare and the self reporting by nursing homes on the government’s public website, Nursing Home Compare.   A new law was enacted…
Rank this Week: 2665

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary…

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary Law Blog

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

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

    PA Bar Assn approves Orphans' Court Mediation Project

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

    Philadelphia Court Upholds Stephen Girard's Intention

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

    PA POA Reform legislation on Governor's Desk

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

Edwards Elder Law, P.A. Blog

Covers assisted living, elder law, estate planning, and long term care.

http://www.edwardselderlaw.com/blog/
  • May 12

    An Assisted Living Community Is Not The Same Thing As A Nursing Home

    An Assisted Living Community Is Not The Same Thing As A Nursing Home
    Many of my clients are unfamiliar with the concept of assisted living communities.  In their minds the choices if they can no longer live independently at home are to move in with one of their adult children or to be … Continue…
  • Apr 28

    The Cottage Is Another Option For Aging in Place

    The Cottage Is Another Option For Aging in Place
    Many times when it becomes apparent that mom or dad can’t safely live along any longer, the first reaction is for the family to consider having mom or dad move in with an adult child.  This is a supportive and … Continue…
  • Apr 14

    Technology Is Becoming A Crucial Resource For Aging In Place

    Technology Is Becoming A Crucial Resource For Aging In Place
    As more and more of us express a desire to remain in our homes as we age, technology is responding with a variety of new ways to keep us safe. For instance, sensors can be placed on appliances such as … Continue reading →
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The Elder Firm, LLC

The Elder Firm, LLC

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

http://www.columbiaelderlaw.blogspot.com/
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The Law Office of Raymond A.…

The Law Office of Raymond A. Harris PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, medicaid and medicare.

http://www.raymondaharris.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1881

Unique Estate Law Blog

Unique Estate Law Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://uniqueestatelaw.com/lawyer/blog/Unique_Estate_Law_Blog.htm
Rank this Week: 2039

Massachusetts Elder Law Blog

Massachusetts Elder Law Blog

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

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

    We've moved!!

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

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

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

    Substituted Judgment, Part 3

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

Craige Brawley Liipfert & Walker LLP Blog

Covers elder law.

http://www.craigebrawley.com/blog/
  • May 11

    Long-Term Care Insurance

    Long-Term Care Insurance
    Our safety net has a hole in it. If you or a loved one live in North Carolina and end up needing 24-hour-per-day care in an assisted living facility (like many persons in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease, for example), you will have…
  • May 11

    Giving Your House Away and Medicaid Transfer Penaltie

    Giving Your House Away and Medicaid Transfer Penaltie
    One question I am often asked is whether clients should give their homes to their children. The usual reason for the question is the parents wanting to get eligible for Medicaid quicker and save the house for the children. The decision is not…
  • May 5

    Quadriplegic Para-Olympian Walk

    Quadriplegic Para-Olympian Walk
    Quadriplegic Para-Olympian Walk
Rank this Week: 2057

Family Fortress Estate Planning…

Family Fortress Estate Planning Blog

Covers Colorado estate planning and elder law. By Schlender & Stone.

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

    Living on the Edge: Small Business Owners and Retirement

    Living on the Edge: Small Business Owners and Retirement
    Do you feel comfortable with your retirement plan? If you’re a small business owner the answer to that question is probably no. In fact, according to this report by Jules H.
  • Jul 30

    Living on the Edge: Small Business Owners and Retirement

    Living on the Edge: Small Business Owners and Retirement
    Do you feel comfortable with your retirement plan? If you’re a small business owner the answer to that question is probably no. In fact, according to this report by Jules H.
  • Jul 28

    Not Just Estate Tax Anymore

    Not Just Estate Tax Anymore
    Anyone who has been following our blog knows that the expiring Bush tax cuts (including the repeal of the estate tax this year and the tax’s reinstatement next year) have given lawmakers no end of trouble as they struggle and debate—and…
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The Elder Care Neglect Blog

The Elder Care Neglect Blog

Offers news and advice on the area of nursing home neglect, abuse, and injury in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. By Gavin P. Lentz.

http://www.eldercareneglect.com
  • Feb 18

    Trial Begins in Wrongful Death Lawsuit against a Georgia Assisted Living Facility

    Trial Begins in Wrongful Death Lawsuit against a Georgia Assisted Living Facility
    Charlotte Pauline Dean—who suffered from cerebral palsy—was just forty-seven years old when she was placed in the Country Crossing Assisted Living facility in Lafayette, Georgia. The home was to have provided the care she needed. Instead,…
  • Jan 31

    Patient Neglect Costs New York City Nursing Home $19 Million at Trial

    Patient Neglect Costs New York City Nursing Home $19 Million at Trial
    In early December, 2009, a Brooklyn, New York jury awarded $19 million to the family of a neglected nursing home patient. The victim, John Danzy, who was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, was placed by his family into the Brooklyn Queens…
  • Jan 21

    Washington Nursing Home Neglects Patient, Allowing Undiagnosed Cancer to Run its Course

    Washington Nursing Home Neglects Patient, Allowing Undiagnosed Cancer to Run its Course
    Charles Bradley was ninety-three years old when his family made the difficult decision to place him in nursing care. He was admitted to the Everett Care & Rehabilitation Center, in Everett, Washington, in late 2004. Bradley lived at the…
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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/
  • Mar 3

    Alternatives to Nursing Homes in Arkansa

    Alternatives to Nursing Homes in Arkansa
    Alternatives to Nursing Homes in Arkansas from Deborah Sexton A nursing home, or skilled nursing facility, provides necessary care for seniors who are suffering from severe or debilitating physical and mental illnesses. Learn more about…
  • Mar 3

    Critter Corner: Meditation has Many Benefits for Senior

    Critter Corner: Meditation has Many Benefits for Senior
    Meditation has been scientifically proven in many studies to be an effective tool for mental, physical, and emotional senior health.
  • Mar 2

    Should I Use a Pet Trust or a Will?

    Should I Use a Pet Trust or a Will?
    Your Last Will and Testament is used to tell everyone who should get your property after your death.  Yes, your pet is considered your property and you could include provisions in your will regarding your pet.  However, that is not…
Rank this Week: 3562

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://yourestatematters.com/blog/
  • Mar 3

    What Assets Are Left Outside My Trust?

    What Assets Are Left Outside My Trust?
    Trust agreements are now commonly included in the average person’s estate plan, predominantly because of the variety of estate planning goals that can be accomplished with a trust agreement. If you have never created a trust agreement…
  • Mar 2

    Free Report: Understanding the Probate Process in Missouri

    Free Report: Understanding the Probate Process in Missouri
    The overall purpose of probate is to ensure that all of the assets owned by the decedent at the time of death are accounted for and ultimately distributed to the intended beneficiaries or heirs of the estate. Topics covered in this whitepaper…
  • Mar 1

    Understanding the Probate Process in Missouri

    Understanding the Probate Process in Missouri
    Understanding the Probate Process in Missouri from Charlie Amen Probate is the legal process often required following the death of an individual. Learn more about the probate process in Missouri in this presentation.
Rank this Week: 3563

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Mar 3

    Controlling the Uncontrollable Situation

    Controlling the Uncontrollable Situation
    “My dream is that every terminally ill American has access to the choice to die on their own terms with dignity.” That is Brittany Maynard, who you probably heard a lot about last year. In the spring of 2014, Brittany Maynard, age…
  • Feb 24

    My Spouse Went to a Nursing Home – Can I keep his income?

    My Spouse Went to a Nursing Home – Can I keep his income?
    I get this question at almost every consult for a nursing home emergency and from many other professionals I work with when I do nursing home planning. This question is common because it’s difficult to answer. Here’s the good…
  • Feb 18

    Greg Aler is our Featured Attorney of the Month!

    Greg Aler is our Featured Attorney of the Month!
    A little bit about Greg: Greg was born and raised in Bellefontaine, Ohio, home of the oldest concrete street in America and Mad River Mountain. Greg graduated from Miami University and majored in finance, moving across Ohio after college…
Rank this Week: 3334

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Mar 3

    Who Can Act as a Living Trust Trustee?

    Who Can Act as a Living Trust Trustee?
    The legal device that is called a revocable living trust can be a very useful estate planning tool if you want to arrange for efficient postmortem asset transfers. The last will is looked upon as the simplest estate planning tool by many…
  • Feb 26

    What Is the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?

    What Is the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?
    When you are planning ahead for your senior years, you should understand government health insurance programs that may be relevant to you. Medicare is one of them, and perhaps surprisingly, Medicaid is another. Medicare The FICA tax that you…
  • Feb 24

    Why Do I Need a Power of Attorney?

    Why Do I Need a Power of Attorney?
    When you plan your estate, you work with an attorney to facilitate future asset transfers. This is at the core of the endeavor, but you should ideally see a comprehensive picture. Preparing assets for distribution after your passing is part…
Rank this Week: 3543

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Mar 3

    Don’t be Fooled: DIY Estate Planning is Risky

    Don’t be Fooled: DIY Estate Planning is Risky
    We’ve all seen the commercials and the online ads for do-it-yourself Wills, Trusts and even Powers of Attorney. There are no shortage of assurances that first, you can save hundreds (or thousands) of dollars and second, that it’s…
  • Feb 26

    Compare & Contrast: Revocable Living Trust & Family Wealth Trust

    Compare &amp; Contrast: Revocable Living Trust &amp; Family Wealth Trust
    There are many financial tools that can help you transition from your career to retirement with relative ease and confidence. Understanding those tools, including the benefits as well as the shortcomings, is your first step of making that…
  • Feb 24

    The Reason to Get a Living Will

    The Reason to Get a Living Will
    It may be an unpleasant topic, but many people have not taken the time to get Living Wills. These are simple documents that give doctors instructions over what life-sustaining treatments to provide when a person is terminally ill with no…
Rank this Week: 3542

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Mar 3

    Appellate Division rules that beneficiary designation on life insurance policy controls the proceed

    Appellate Division rules that beneficiary designation on life insurance policy controls the proceed
    Merely being married does not always create property rights to assets owned by the spouse. The NJ courts were faced with that question in Fox v. Lincoln Financial Group and Scarpone, Appellate Division A-3189-13T4, decided February 24th, 2015…
  • Mar 1

    Pitfalls of joint ownership — estates need cash

    Pitfalls of joint ownership — estates need cash
    There’s a common misperception that putting all assets into joint names or “pay on death” format makes for easier estate administration if a person passes away. In fact, an estate needs cash to pay its taxes and bills. An…
  • Feb 27

    Sean Connolly Named as Conn. Commissioner of Vet. Affair

    Sean Connolly Named as Conn. Commissioner of Vet. Affair
    Yesterday, Sean Connolly, Army Judge Advocate General, was named as commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Veterans Affairs.  More information concerning his appointment can be found at Connecticut Mirror. I don’t…
Rank this Week: 3591

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Mar 3

    Texas History – Do You Know What First Public Office George Bush Was Elected to?

    Texas History – Do You Know What First Public Office George Bush Was Elected to?
    George Bush was first elected to United States House of Representatives seat from 7TH District of Texas in 1966. He defeated Democrat Frank Briscoe with 57% of the vote, becoming the first Republican to represent Houston. Bush’s…
  • Feb 27

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Robert Craig Knievel “Evel Knievel” (1938-2007) – Daredevil Evel Knievel gained worldwide fame between the late 1960s and early 1980s for nationally televised death-defying motorcycle jumps. In his career he attempted over…
  • Feb 25

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated. Maya Angelou
Rank this Week: 3503

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Mar 2

    5 Red Flags of Elder Financial Abuse by Relatives & Caregiver

    5 Red Flags of Elder Financial Abuse by Relatives &amp; Caregiver
    Many people know that seniors are susceptible to consumer fraud, telemarketing ploys, and internet scams, but fewer know that by far the biggest threat to an elderly person’s financial security is financial abuse by relatives, friends,…
  • Feb 27

    Six Considerations When Choosing a Legal Guardian for your Minor Children

    Six Considerations When Choosing a Legal Guardian for your Minor Children
    For the parents of minor children, one of the most important aspects of your will is naming a legal guardian for your kids in the event that you and your spouse are no longer able to care for them. While it can be extremely difficult to…
  • Feb 23

    Is it Too Early to Start Estate Planning?

    Is it Too Early to Start Estate Planning?
    As New York estate planning attorneys, it’s no surprise that we believe that it is never too early to begin planning your estate. We know all too well that life is filled with the unexpected, and far too many people pass on without…
Rank this Week: 3413

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Mar 2

    Legal Advice For Small Business Owner

    Legal Advice For Small Business Owner
    Serious minded individuals who want to be prepared at all times would do well to develop an ongoing relationship with a good Hartford financial planning lawyer. This is true for everyone, but it is even more essential for people who are in…
  • Feb 27

    ILIT Three Year Rule

    ILIT Three Year Rule
    The Federal estate tax is something to be aware of when you are planning ahead for the inevitable. There is an exemption, but once you exceed it you are looking at an extraordinary rate of taxation. As of this writing the exclusion is $5.12…
  • Feb 26

    What Is a First Party Special Needs Trust?

    What Is a First Party Special Needs Trust?
    A special needs trust can be a very useful estate planning device when certain circumstances exist. Many people who have disabilities rely on government benefit programs like Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income. These programs are only…
Rank this Week: 3488

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 2

    Understanding Estate Planning – What Are Non-Probate Assets?

    Understanding Estate Planning – What Are Non-Probate Assets?
    A lot of people who create an estate plan are concerned about the probate process, and craft plans to try to focus on non-probate assets. But what are non-probate assets? For that matter, why is probate such big deal? Why should your estate…
  • Feb 27

    Basic Questions About Adoption in Kansa

    Basic Questions About Adoption in Kansa
    Even though a lot of people don’t realize it, probate courts in most states, including Kansas and Oklahoma, are responsible for adjudicating the adoption process. When a would-be parent, or parents, seeks to adopt a child, they…
  • Feb 24

    Understanding Estate Planning – What is a Trust?

    Understanding Estate Planning – What is a Trust?
    In this week’s discussion of understanding estate planning concepts, we are going talk about trusts. Even though we have about trusts a lot in the past, it is easy for estate planning attorneys to discuss them because they are such a…
Rank this Week: 3688

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyer.center/
  • Mar 2

    Oklahoma Nursing Home to Pay $1 Million for Abuse

    Oklahoma Nursing Home to Pay $1 Million for Abuse
    A jury in Oklahoma City recently ordered Quail Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation to pay $1.2 million to the family of an abused resident. The abuse was caught on tape after the family suspected theft was occurring and planted a hidden camera.…
  • Feb 20

    New Guidelines Cause Nursing Home Quality Score Drop

    New Guidelines Cause Nursing Home Quality Score Drop
    In our latest nursing home post we detailed the new guidelines for Medicare's Nursing Home Compare website and how it could impact the quality scores of more than 15,000 American nursing homes. It was just confirmed that about a third of…
  • Feb 18

    Government Agrees to Tougher Nursing Home Evaluation

    Government Agrees to Tougher Nursing Home Evaluation
    Our nursing home negligence lawyers recently reported on the broken system the government created to rate and compare nursing homes. After massive outcry from the public and industry insiders, the federal government is now taking immediate…
Rank this Week: 4127

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
  • Mar 2

    Should You Check a Job Applicant’s Social Media Posts?

    Should You Check a Job Applicant’s Social Media Posts?
    Employers are wondering whether browsing public social media sites to learn more about a job applicant is worth the potential risks. A CareerBuilder survey found that 39% of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates,…
  • Feb 27

    Keep Cross-Examination Short (Unless You Shouldn’t)

    Keep Cross-Examination Short (Unless You Shouldn’t)
    A successful evangelist once said about his sermons: “Nobody ever got religion after the first twenty minutes.” His time estimate may be wrong, but every evangelist and trial attorney has wrestled with the short attention span of…
  • Feb 25

    Like Cheese, Foreign Prenups Don’t Travel Well

    Like Cheese, Foreign Prenups Don’t Travel Well
    The following is a guest blog post by Peter M. Walzer of Walzer Melcher LLP in Los Angeles, a firm focused exclusively on family law. Mr. Walzer has been a Certified Family Law Specialist for 25 years. It’s not uncommon for out-of-state…
Rank this Week: 3480

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Mar 1

    Madonna and Age Discrimination

    Madonna and Age Discrimination
    Very few female celebrities have publicly raised the issue of age discrimination.  Most hide from it as long as possible because they know it may be the death knell of their career. But Madonna has never been like other…
  • Feb 13

    Jim Crow and Age Discrimination

    Jim Crow and Age Discrimination
     “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”.  Edmund Burke. This quote was sent to me by a reader and encapsulates the real problem with the epidemic of age discrimination in America…
  • Feb 9

    Important Ruling on Motive & Age Discrimination

    Important Ruling on Motive &amp; Age Discrimination
    Here’s a rare  and important victory in a federal age discrimination case involving a Minnesota city’s failure to promote a 51-year-old police lieutenant to the position of chief of police because he was “retirement…
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Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Mar 1

    Are We in Danger of Losing the Step Up in Basis?

    Are We in Danger of Losing the Step Up in Basis?
               A few weeks back, President Obama proposed, in his State of the Union address, that the “step up in basis” provision of the capital gains tax be eliminated.  While Obama claims that he…
  • Feb 22

    How to Lower New Jersey’s Estate Tax

    How to Lower New Jersey’s Estate Tax
                New Jersey has one of the worst, if not the absolute worst, estate taxes in the country.  It is one of two states that has an estate tax and an inheritance tax.  Over the past 15 years the…
  • Feb 15

    Medicaid Isn’t Just About the Finance

    Medicaid Isn’t Just About the Finance
                It’s something I always remind clients when we talk about Medicaid eligibility.  Meeting the income and asset limits are not the only requirements.   An…
Rank this Week: 3738

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers elder abuse, prescription medication misuse and bedsores. By Walton Law, A.P.C.

http://www.californiaelderabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 27

    New Report On Elder Financial Abuse Shows Shocking Statistic

    New Report On Elder Financial Abuse Shows Shocking Statistic
    A new report, released by True Link Financial, a financial services firm based in San Francisco has revealed that seniors lose $36.48 Billion each year due to financial elder abuse. According to the report: "The fraud research community…
  • Feb 19

    Poor Nutrition: A Form of Elder Neglect in California

    Poor Nutrition: A Form of Elder Neglect in California
    Nursing homes in California have a responsibility to prevent malnutrition in resident elders, per the California Department of Public Health. In fact, failure by nursing home staff to monitor residents during mealtime, and/or failure to…
  • Feb 12

    The Dangers of Improper Maintenance of Nursing Homes in California

    The Dangers of Improper Maintenance of Nursing Homes in California
    When you entrust the care of your loved elder to a nursing home in California, you have the right to expect that the facility they are residing in will be properly maintained, so as to prevent an injury. However, all too often nursing home…
Rank this Week: 4780

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/
  • Feb 24

    Free Report: Status of Same-Sex Marriage in the United State

    Free Report: Status of Same-Sex Marriage in the United State
    Now,at the beginning of a new year, it is worth reviewing the status of same-sex marriage in our country. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: States that Recognizes Same-Sex Marriage The Law Remains Limbo in Some States What are Some…
  • Feb 22

    Free Report: Farm Asset Transfers in Estate Planning in Nevada

    Free Report: Farm Asset Transfers in Estate Planning in Nevada
    Owning a family business requires a business succession plan if you want the business to continueon after your retirement or death. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Farm Succession Planning Means More than Just Transferring…
  • Feb 18

    Status of Same-Sex Marriage in the United State

    Status of Same-Sex Marriage in the United State
    center> Status of Same Sex Marriage in The United States from Brad Anderson Marriage is a sacred institution, not only in the public eye, but also in the courts. It represents a legal union that guarantees specific federal rights and…
Rank this Week: 3788

Walker Lambe

Walker Lambe

Covers North Carolina elder law and estate planning.

http://www.organizeyourassets.com/blog/
  • Feb 23

    The 2015 Lifetime Estate Tax Exclusion & Annual Gift Tax

    The 2015 Lifetime Estate Tax Exclusion &amp; Annual Gift Tax
    Historic Overview Congress and the Wilson administration established the original federal estate tax in 1916. However, the lack of an annual gift tax limitation provided a large unintended loophole for individuals to distribute inheritances…
  • Feb 3

    2015 Lifetime and Annual Gift Tax Exclusion Increase

    2015 Lifetime and Annual Gift Tax Exclusion Increase
    Lifetime and Annual Gift Tax Exclusions Historical Overview: Congress and the Wilson administration established the original federal estate tax in 1916. However, the lack of an annual gift tax limitation provided a large unintended loophole…
  • Mar 13

    Four Reasons Estate Planning Matters More than Ever for Women

    Four Reasons Estate Planning Matters More than Ever for Women
    Today, women exercise more financial power than ever before. The number of women in the workplace has tripled in the last fifty years. Meanwhile, the real median income of women has increased by sixty-three percent, while that of men has…
Rank this Week: 3441

Arizona Senior Law Blog

Arizona Senior Law Blog

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

http://www.arizonaseniorlaw.com/news/
  • Feb 23

    VA Proposes Asset-Transfer Penalty

    VA Proposes Asset-Transfer Penalty
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Question: In a previous article, you indicated that in determining Veterans Administration…
  • Feb 13

    Handling Probate Without Stre

    Handling Probate Without Stre
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Question: My father recently passed away. He was a widower with a small house and a meager…
  • Feb 3

    Veterans’ Benefits Under Review

    Veterans’ Benefits Under Review
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Question: I understand that, as a veteran, I might be eligible for Veteran’s Pension…
Rank this Week: 3803

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/
  • Feb 22

    Forbes.com Article Highlights Family Feuds in the Probate Proce

    Forbes.com Article Highlights Family Feuds in the Probate Proce
    While I work with my clients to eliminate many of these challenges during the estate planning process, I saw the issues highlighted by this forbes.com article on probate and family feuds pop up all too often in my time as a probate judge,…
  • Feb 4

    Why a will is not enough (or why your estate plan should include a revocable trust)

    Why a will is not enough (or why your estate plan should include a revocable trust)
    Your will is a legally binding statement directing who will receive your property upon your death. It also appoints a legal representative, often called an “executor” or “personal representative,” to carry out your…
  • Feb 2

    Medicaid's Rules on Giving Away Your Assets and Qualifying for Nursing Home Long Term Care

    Medicaid's Rules on Giving Away Your Assets and Qualifying for Nursing Home Long Term Care
    In order to be eligible for Medicaid, you cannot have recently transferred assets. Congress does not want you to find out you need nursing home care on Monday, give all your money to your children (or anyone else) on Tuesday, and qualify for…
Rank this Week: 3013

Potter Law Firm Blog

Potter Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.potterestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Feb 18

    Who Is Competent to Create a Last Will?

    Who Is Competent to Create a Last Will?
    When you think about the legal document called a last will, you may assume that it is a very simple document. You jot down your final wishes regarding the desired distribution of your property, you set aside the document for safe keeping, and…
  • Jan 23

    What Is the Difference Between a Living Trust and a Living Will?

    What Is the Difference Between a Living Trust and a Living Will?
    There are various different legal devices that are used in the field of estate planning. Sometimes people are confused because the terms sound similar. With this in mind, we will look at the differences between living trusts and living wills…
  • Jan 21

    How Will My Property Be Distributed If There is No Last Will?

    How Will My Property Be Distributed If There is No Last Will?
    Some people take a wait-and-see approach. They procrastinate because they think that they can act later on. And they reason that things will probably take care of themselves if they never take action.  This enters the realm of estate…
Rank this Week: 3564

Sykes Elder Blawg

Sykes Elder Blawg

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

http://www.elderlawofpgh.com/blog/
  • Feb 16

    Support the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act

    Support the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act
    A special needs trust holds assets (usually funds) for the benefit of a disabled person without affecting any public benefits the person may receive, such as SSI or Medicaid. Those assets can then be used for the disabled person’s…
  • Feb 12

    Questions asked & answered at yesterday’s “Estate Planning Essentials” workshop

    Questions asked &amp; answered at yesterday&rsquo;s &ldquo;Estate Planning Essentials&rdquo; workshop
    Can I protect assets for my heirs? How can I avoid court and family disputes? How can I set up a trust? Is it true that “probate” costs a lot? Should I avoid probate? If I have no children or trustworthy people in my life, who can…
  • Feb 2

    What is a geriatric care manager?

    What is a geriatric care manager?
    As our population ages, there are new services available to help families cope and make prudent decisions about an aging loved one. Caring for a senior can rapidly become complex and overwhelming. Having one person manage multiple concerns…
Rank this Week: 4846

Vandrew Law Blog

Vandrew Law Blog

Covers asset protection, estate planning, tax law, and small business law.

http://vandrew.com/
  • Feb 14

    NJ Estate Planning Update for 2015

    NJ Estate Planning Update for 2015
    The outlook for estate planning, revocable living trusts, and wills in New Jersey may be about to change. Over the past couple of months, the Obama Administration has proposed sweeping changes to estate and gift taxation. The two most notable…
  • Feb 14

    NJ Estate Planning Update for 2015

    NJ Estate Planning Update for 2015
    The estate planning landscape for New Jersey residents may be about to change. Over the past couple of months, the Obama Administration has proposed sweeping changes to estate and gift taxation. The two most notable proposals are to reduce…
  • Jan 2

    S-Corporations and Health Insurance under the Affordable Care Act

    S-Corporations and Health Insurance under the Affordable Care Act
    Before the Affordable Care Act, rather than obtain a group health plan for employees, many small businesses would simply reimburse their employees for the individual health plans that they obtained on their own. Under this old system, the…
Rank this Week: 4033

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Feb 13

    Covenant Marriage Interview on KARK 4

    Covenant Marriage Interview on KARK 4
    Here’s the actual news story, which I talked about here:   And here is some additional interview footage. Some is awkward, some is good, I think. The post Covenant Marriage Interview on KARK 4 appeared first on Wilson &…
  • Feb 12

    On Covenant Marriage

    On Covenant Marriage
    I wrote a post in April of last year about Covenant Marriage; my thoughts have not changed significantly. You can find it here. Bob Clausen of Channel 4 recently chose to do a special on Covenant Marriage and, having found my post, decided to…
  • Feb 3

    When Does Arkansas Child Support Stop?

    When Does Arkansas Child Support Stop?
      This post is a simple and straightforward one, but I get this question all the time: “When does my Arkansas child support stop?” In Arkansas, a person’s child support obligation will stop “as a matter of…
Rank this Week: 3285

Augulis Law Firm

Augulis Law Firm

Covers New Jersey estate planning.

http://www.augulislawfirm.com/blog/
  • Feb 11

    New Member of AVVO.com

    New Member of AVVO.com
    Find out more about Alan Augulis by following the link below.   You will be directed to his profile on A VVO.com. http://www.avvo.com/assets/badges-v2.js”></script><div data-type=”rating”…
  • Jan 31

    Longevity Statistics Can Help You Plan Ahead

    Longevity Statistics Can Help You Plan Ahead
    The length of your life is going to be a big factor to consider when you are planning ahead with your elder years in mind. While no one has a clear view into the future you can examine longevity statistics to get some general ideas about the…
  • Jan 31

    Longevity Statistics Can Help You Plan Ahead

    Longevity Statistics Can Help You Plan Ahead
    The length of your life is going to be a big factor to consider when you are planning ahead with your elder years in mind. While no one has a clear view into the future you can examine longevity statistics to get some general ideas about the…
Rank this Week: 3193

Law Office of Robert L. Boydstun…

Law Office of Robert L. Boydstun Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, guardianships, disability and elder law.

http://www.boydstunlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 8

    Nursing Homes Abuse

    Nursing Homes Abuse
    The New York Times has reported that New York nursing homes are now bringing guardianship proceedings in order to collect on the bills owed to them. In order to protect yourself from such abuse, it is vital that you have a valid Power of…
  • Jan 19

    Don’t Have An Unsettled Legacy

    Don’t Have An Unsettled Legacy
    The children of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. are involved in litigation in Atlanta over control of his bible and his Nobel Prize medal. One group wants them to be sold. Another group wants them donated to Morehouse College. It is sad that this…
  • Oct 29

    Oops, They Did It Again! Make Sure That You Don’t Also

    Oops, They Did It Again! Make Sure That You Don’t Also
    Last week a client came in and asked me to review her “Estate Planning Portfolio” which had been drafted by another attorney a few years ago. The client was proud that she had a Revocable Living Trust in her portfolio because a…
Rank this Week: 3560

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/
  • Feb 5

    Eligibility charts for QMB, SLMB, LIS

    Eligibility charts for QMB, SLMB, LIS
    Thank you NCOA for these easy-to-use charts of eligibility criteria for programs for low-income Medicare beneficiaries. In particular, here are the numbers updated to reflect the 2015 poverty guidelines for Qualified Medicare Beneficiary…
  • Feb 4

    Scam Alert: bogus calls claiming to be IRS

    Scam Alert: bogus calls claiming to be IRS
    Senior West Virginians, be on the alert. It's tax time, and a scam that has appeared cyclically over the years is rearing its ugly head again lately. A caller claims to be an Officer with the IRS and says that you owe taxes. It may or may not…
  • Jan 30

    Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2015

    Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2015
    The following figures are the 2015 HHS poverty guidelines which were published in the Federal Register on January 22, 2015. Family SizeGross Yearly IncomeGross Monthly Income 1$11,770$ …
Rank this Week: 3044

Law Offices of Saul Kobrick, P.C.…

Law Offices of Saul Kobrick, P.C. Blog

Covers New York estate planning and elder law.

http://www.kobricklaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 5

    What Are the Disadvantages to a Medicaid Trust?

    What Are the Disadvantages to a Medicaid Trust?
    If you are wise, you will likely include Medicaid planning within your overall estate plan early on in life. Medicaid planning ensure that your assets are protected later in life and that you will qualify for Medicaid benefits should you need…
  • Feb 3

    Do You Need a Business Succession Plan?

    Do You Need a Business Succession Plan?
    When it comes time to create your comprehensive estate plan you will need to decide which components to add to your plan above and beyond the basics. If you are the owner of a small business or family enterprise, incorporating a business…
  • Sep 22

    Trusts Basics in New York: What You Need to Know

    Trusts Basics in New York: What You Need to Know
    Trusts Basics in New York: What You Need To Know from Saul Kobrick An important factor in the success or failure of a trust is the trustee. Learn more about Trusts Basics in New York  in this presentation.
Rank this Week: 3493

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

By Daniel L. Buckfire.

http://www.michigannursinghomelawyer.org
  • Jan 29

    Broken Hip Lawsuit Filed Against Michigan Nursing Home

    Broken Hip Lawsuit Filed Against Michigan Nursing Home
    Our Michigan nursing home neglect lawyers recently filed a lawsuit against a Monroe, Michigan nursing home.  The suit arises out of serious injuries suffered by a resident at the Magnum Care of Monroe.  The 76 year old resident…
  • Jan 29

    Novi Nursing Home Fall Settlement

    Novi Nursing Home Fall Settlement
    Our Michigan nursing home lawyer recently settled a lawsuit against a Novi skilled nursing care facility.  Our client was at the facility recovering from a medical procedure.  The plan was for him to have physical therapy and…
  • Oct 24

    Bed Sore Settlements in Michigan

    Bed Sore Settlements in Michigan
    Bed sore settlements in Michigan nursing home lawsuits  are often substantial because of the serious harm caused by the condition.  Our nursing home neglect lawyers frequently obtain sizable settlements for the resident.  In…
Rank this Week: 3568

The Estate Planning and Wealth…

The Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation Blog for Trusted Advisors

Covers asset protection, estate and gift tax, and wills and trusts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://estateplanning.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 27

    Portability and Tenancy by the Entireties Combine for Asset Protection without Sacrificing Estate Tax Planning

    Portability and Tenancy by the Entireties Combine for Asset Protection without Sacrificing Estate Tax Planning
    Before portability became part of our estate planning vocabulary, planners seeking asset protection from tenancy by the entirety (TBE) property ownership and federal estate tax minimization usually needed to choose between the…
  • Jan 6

    Important Update to the 2014 Israeli Trust Income Tax Law

    Important Update to the 2014 Israeli Trust Income Tax Law
    Those affected by the new Israeli income tax law, which became effective on January 1, 2014 and subjected many previously tax-exempt trusts to significant Israeli income tax liability (See our previous blog post), now have until June 30, 2015…
  • Nov 24

    Recent Changes to Pennsylvania’s Power of Attorney Law May Impact You

    Recent Changes to Pennsylvania’s Power of Attorney Law May Impact You
    Pennsylvania has passed new legislation, known as Act 95 of 2014 (the “Act”), which has made significant changes to Pennsylvania’s Power of Attorney statute.  Most of the provisions take effect January 1, 2015, but…
Rank this Week: 3442

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

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

    Pet Planning in North Carolina: Crafting an Effective Pet Trust

    Pet Planning in North Carolina: Crafting an Effective Pet Trust
    Pet Planning in North Carolina: Crafting An Effective Pet Trust from Cheryl David A trust cannot operate without having property it can use to pay the pet’s expenses. The property you choose to transfer to the trust is known as the…
  • Jan 19

    Pet Planning in North Carolina: Your Pet’s Future Without You

    Pet Planning in North Carolina: Your Pet’s Future Without You
    Pet Planning in North Carolina: Your Pet's Future Without You from Cheryl David A pet plan is a part of an estate plan that provides for the needs of your pets in the event you die or become incapacitated. Learn more about pet planning in…
  • Jan 13

    Debunking Some Common Living Trusts Myth

    Debunking Some Common Living Trusts Myth
    If you are a regular reader of our blog you already know that living trusts are a common element in many modern estate plans. However, you might also be under the influence of some common living trust myths that circulate in the general…
Rank this Week: 3557

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/
  • Jan 23

    Study supports doctor-led approach to end-of-life care planning

    Study supports doctor-led approach to end-of-life care planning
    The end of a person’s life is a time of intense transition and difficult choices. Although nothing can fully prepare an individual or a family for the gravity of the decisions that need to be made, end-of-life care planning can help…
  • Jan 15

    The effect of procrastination and debt on retirement planning

    The effect of procrastination and debt on retirement planning
    The desire to create a comfortable, secure retirement is almost universal. Unfortunately, procrastination and debt can have a devastating, though not irreversible, effect on these efforts. While Americans can now anticipate longer-than-ever…
  • Dec 29

    Reducing caregiver stress helps prevent elder abuse

    Reducing caregiver stress helps prevent elder abuse
    Elder abuse has long been associated with the stress caregivers experience when providing care for older loved ones. Reducing caregiver stress is a key factor in preventing the abuse and neglect of elders. As much of health care moves out of…
Rank this Week: 3145

The Helpful Lawyer

The Helpful Lawyer

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

http://www.jackrobinson.com/blog/
  • Jan 20

    Assault and family violence arrests in Texas are serious charge

    Assault and family violence arrests in Texas are serious charge
    Assault and family violence arrests in Texas are serious charges Assault and family violence arrests in Texas are serious charges. Many Texans don’t realize that calling the police in the heat of a domestic dispute will probably result…
  • Oct 13

    Learn How To Effectively Co-Parent – Part 3

    Learn How To Effectively Co-Parent – Part 3
    Learn How To Effectively Co-Parent It is important to learn how to effectively co-parent because it will prevent children from being “Caught In The Middle” when parents get divorced. Research suggests both difficult and promising…
  • Oct 8

    Learn How To Effectively Co-Parent – Part 2

    Learn How To Effectively Co-Parent – Part 2
    Learn How To Effectively Co-Parent It is important to learn how to effectively co-parent because it will prevent children from being “Caught In The Middle” when parents get divorced. Research suggests both difficult and promising…
Rank this Week: 3449

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 6

    How Wealthy People Avoid Estate Taxe

    How Wealthy People Avoid Estate Taxe
    The Basics The estate and gift tax is a tax on the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next. The tax is levied when a transfer occurs, which by lifetime gift, or upon death. The estate and gift tax rates start low. The Massachusetts…
  • Dec 26

    Your New Year’s Resolution Starts with a Phone Call (or email).

    Your New Year’s Resolution Starts with a Phone Call (or email).
    The holiday season is a time of great religious and economic significance. And even in our busy lives, it is a time for reflection. For many of us, the fruits of our reflection are our annual resolutions: to become healthier, to spend more…
Rank this Week: 4057