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Michigan Estate Planning, Probate and Elder Law

Covers Michigan estate planning, wills, living trusts, powers of attorney, elder law, caregiving, family matters and growing older . By Glenn Matecun.

http://matecunlaw.wordpress.com
  • Mar 31

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?
    Check this out if you want to learn more about how a Michigan Lady Bird Deed works and how it can help with your Will, Trust or other estate planning.
  • Mar 8

    Beware! Estate Planning for Second Marriages Can Be Tricky.

    Beware! Estate Planning for Second Marriages Can Be Tricky.
    The following was recently published in my “Ask the Lawyer” column: Question:   I just got remarried and both my husband and I have children from previous marriages. I am worried that my son and daughter won’t get anything if I die…
  • Oct 23

    IRS Issues Long-Term Care Premium Deductibility Limits for 2012

    IRS Issues Long-Term Care Premium Deductibility Limits for 2012
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is increasing the amount taxpayers can deduct from their 2012 taxes as a result of buying long-term care insurance.  Premiums for “qualified” long-term care insurance policies (see explanation below)…
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Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Discusses the complications, pitfalls, and the overall state of affairs of trusts and estates in Canada. By Megan F. Connolly.

http://www.torontoestatemonitor.com/
  • Mar 7

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse
    The recent decision of the Superior Court of Justice in the Murphy Estate considers what happens when parties to a proceeding settle a matter on the basis of faulty facts and one of the parties suffers from “buyer’s remorse”. 
  • Mar 5

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt
    One of an estate trustee’s duties is to pay the debts that a deceased individual owed when he or she died.  As I have previously discussed, the estate trustee is generally not personally liable for the deceased’s debts – they are paid…
  • Feb 29

    Expecting An Inheritance? You Might Not Be Getting One

    Expecting An Inheritance? You Might Not Be Getting One
    Investor’s Group, a financial services company in Canada, recently released the results of a survey regarding people’s expectations when it comes to receiving an inheritance or leaving one to others. 
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Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

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

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
  • Apr 24

    Idaho Estate Planning - Ostrich Approach is Unwise

    Idaho Estate Planning - Ostrich Approach is Unwise
    When you blog about personal finance for people over 50, every so often you need to write a scold post. This is one of those times. Please stop taking an ostrich approach to estate planning.
  • Apr 23

    Idaho Estate Planning - Deciding to Disinherit!

    Idaho Estate Planning - Deciding to Disinherit!
    Disinheritance is a profound element of an estate plan. It can be triggered by a single, specific event, or result from the lifelong flaws of a relationship. For example, a parent may decide to remove one child as a residuary beneficiary…
  • Apr 22

    Idaho Estate Planning - Traditional or Roth IRA?

    Idaho Estate Planning - Traditional or Roth IRA?
    Enlisting the help of a qualified wealth management professional to determine which type of IRA will best support a person's retirement goals.
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Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. Wayne Gretzsky
  • Apr 23

    The Basics: What an Estate Plan i

    The Basics: What an Estate Plan i
    Recently, it struck me that as an estate planning attorney I often do a poor job of adequately explaining the fundamentals of estate planning on this blog. I try to explain the basics for people here, but I often make the mistake of assuming…
  • Apr 22

    Texas History – Did You Know that the Texas Navy was Rented to Another Country?

    Texas History – Did You Know that the Texas Navy was Rented to Another Country?
    In 1841, Mirabeau B. Lamar, president of the Republic of Texas, made an alliance with Yucatan, which was then in revolt, to rent out the Texas navy (all three ships) for $8,000 a month. When Sam Houston was inaugurated, he promptly ordered…
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The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    Who Is Your Probate Attorney?

    Who Is Your Probate Attorney?
    The ideal estate plan is going to be constructed in a way that leaves behind a turnkey situation for your loved ones. You should first execute all of the appropriate estate planning documents to express your wishes. At the same time, you…
  • Apr 22

    Cincinnati Legacy Planning: What Steps Can I Take to Preserve My Legacy?

    Cincinnati Legacy Planning: What Steps Can I Take to Preserve My Legacy?
    Your legacy will live on after you pass away if you take the right steps to preserve it. There are many different things that you can do to have an influence even after you are gone. In this post, we will take a look at three steps you can…
  • Apr 21

    Autism Expo

    Autism Expo
    The Zimmer Law Firm participated in the Autism Expo this weekend.  What did you do?
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Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Apr 23

    Famiily Rejects Zurich’s Vindication

    Famiily Rejects Zurich’s Vindication
    Investigations into workplace bullying rarely (if ever?) result in an indictment against  the employer/company.  Why? Most recently,  an investigation into the suicide of  Zurich Insurance Group Chief Financial Officer…
  • Apr 21

    Appeals Court Says OK for Supervisor to Throw Thing

    Appeals Court Says OK for Supervisor to Throw Thing
    A federal appeals court panel  has ruled that a supervisor did not violate the rights of a subordinate when he allegedly yelled at her in front of coworkers and violently threw a heavy notebook at her. A panel of the U.S. Circuit Court…
  • Apr 8

    More than Half of Women in Workplace Bullied

    More than Half of Women in Workplace Bullied
    More than half of women are bullied at work– often by members of their own sex, according to the largest survey of its kind ever conducted in the United Kingdom. The gender equality group, Opportunity Now, and PwC, an…
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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/
  • Apr 23

    What Are the Differences Between a Revocable Living Trust and a Medicaid/Medi-Cal Trust?

    What Are the Differences Between a Revocable Living Trust and a Medicaid/Medi-Cal Trust?
    There are different types of trusts that are used for different purposes. One of the major distinctions between trusts is that some of them are revocable, and some of them are irrevocable. First, we will look at a common type of revocable…
  • Apr 16

    Free Living Trust Seminars Coming In May

    Free Living Trust Seminars Coming In May
    We make an effort to get out into the community on an ongoing basis to bring good information to people here in the greater San Jose area. To this end, we present an ongoing series of informational sessions that cover various different elder…
  • Apr 10

    When Does a Power of Attorney Become Effective?

    When Does a Power of Attorney Become Effective?
    You can prepare for the possibility of incapacity late in your life by executing a document called a durable power of attorney. With a power of attorney, you name someone else to act on your behalf in a legally binding manner. Durable powers…
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CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Apr 23

    Can Grandma Still Drive?

    Can Grandma Still Drive?
    One of the most difficult concepts to accept for those with some form of “incapacity” is a restriction on their ability to drive. And taking away the car keys from someone else is one of the hardest things to do. Here’s an…
  • Apr 21

    Sometimes You’re Legally Right and Legally Wrong

    Sometimes You’re Legally Right and Legally Wrong
    The following is a guest blog by Alan M. Goldberg of the Law Office of Alan Goldberg. Alan’s practice includes Appeals, Civil Trials, and Family Law. You can follow Alan on Twitter @AlanMGoldberg. The law can have some seemingly unfair…
  • Apr 18

    Refreshing Recollection in Court

    Refreshing Recollection in Court
    It’s common for witnesses forget facts while testifying—often due to nerves and sometimes due to selective memory. The good news is that you can use almost any item to refresh a witness’s recollection. A common way to…
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Potter Law Firm Blog

Potter Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.potterestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Apr 22

    What Assets Can I Keep When My Spouse Qualifies for Medicaid?

    What Assets Can I Keep When My Spouse Qualifies for Medicaid?
    Medicaid is important to many senior citizens, because Medicare will not pay for custodial care. This is the type of care that you would receive in a nursing home or assisted living community. These facilities are cost prohibitive for many…
  • Apr 20

    What Is the Asset Maximum That Medicaid Will Allow?

    What Is the Asset Maximum That Medicaid Will Allow?
    The Medicaid program is relied upon by a high percentage of senior citizens who require long-term care. This is because of the fact that Medicare does not pay for custodial care. Medicare will pay for convalescent care for up to 100 days, but…
  • Apr 17

    When Does a Power of Attorney Go Into Effect?

    When Does a Power of Attorney Go Into Effect?
    A power of attorney is a document that is used to give someone else the ability to make legally binding decisions on your behalf. The document is meant to serve your needs, and you can shape it to do just that. Incapacity Planning The type of…
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Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Apr 22

    Transferring the home? Consider ordering a Title Search

    Transferring the home? Consider ordering a Title Search
    Deeds for real estate are recorded at the county clerk’s office to “put the world on notice” as to who owns the property. If you and your parents are talking about transferring the home, it would be a good idea ……
  • Apr 22

    Save your child’s medical & special education record

    Save your child’s medical & special education record
    Do you have a son or daughter who is unable to work due to disabilities that began before age 22? Your young adult may have begun receiving SSI & Medicaid benefits when they turned 18. However, when you retire and are ……
  • Mar 26

    Ask your elder law attorney to review nursing home admissions agreements before you sign

    Ask your elder law attorney to review nursing home admissions agreements before you sign
    When a person is moving into a nursing home for long-term care, there are many papers that are presented to them by the admissions office. While the resident has many federally-protected rights once they move in, at the time of ……
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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/
  • Apr 21

    Your Florida will: Avoid the "do it yourself" approach

    Your Florida will: Avoid the "do it yourself" approach
    Considering creating a do-it-yourself will to save a few bucks? Please reconsider. You may cause your family unnecessary anguish and conflict. And the few dollars you "save" could be gobbled up at the end of the day by lawyer's…
  • Apr 16

    New hybrid policies may be good alternative to traditional long-term care insurance

    New hybrid policies may be good alternative to traditional long-term care insurance
    In March I gave tips for preventing or resolving the difficulties that may arise when trying to collect benefits from older, traditional long-term care insurance policies. In this post I describe the new "hybrid" long-term care…
  • Apr 15

    V.A. Aid and Attendance lookback fails in Senate

    V.A. Aid and Attendance lookback fails in Senate
    Senate Bill 1982, which among other measures would have created a three-year asset look-back for veterans applying for Veterans Aid and Attendance benefits, has failed in the Senate.   Veterans Aid and Attendance is a type of improved…
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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/
  • Apr 21

    When Do I Need a Guardianship in Fayetteville?

    When Do I Need a Guardianship in Fayetteville?
    Usually the first signs that you may need a guardian appointed are forgetfulness and disorientation.  If you are forgetting everyday things that you used to do habitually, such as taking medication or paying your bills or getting…
  • Apr 14

    Power of Attorney in Fayetteville: Who Can Serve as an Agent?

    Power of Attorney in Fayetteville: Who Can Serve as an Agent?
    A “power of attorney” is a commonly used estate planning tool, which comes in different shapes and sizes.  Each type of power of attorney has its own purpose and provides a specific level of authority to the agent who is…
  • Apr 12

    Living Wills in Arkansas [Infographic]

    Living Wills in Arkansas [Infographic]
    Essentially, a “living will” lets everyone know what course of medical treatment, if any, you want followed if you are unable to communicate your wishes yourself. Understand what makes a living will valid in Arkansas in this…
Rank this Week: 3133

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Is Your Estate Plan Outdated?

    Is Your Estate Plan Outdated?
    Is it time to update your estate plan? Answer these questions to find out!
  • Apr 18

    Free Seminar: The Costly Mistakes Families Make With Their Estate Plan

    Free Seminar: The Costly Mistakes Families Make With Their Estate Plan
    Just a reminder, we’re hosting a free seminar next Tuesday afternoon where you can learn how to avoid some of the most costly mistakes families make in their estate plans. This is a great opportunity to make sure your family and your…
  • Apr 17

    The 7 Major Dangers of Poor Estate Planning

    The 7 Major Dangers of Poor Estate Planning
    Do you know the dangers of not having a solid estate plan in place for your family? Join us as Parman & Easterday attorney Blaine Peterson explains the 7 major dangers of poor estate planning and what you can do to avoid the pitfalls. To…
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Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Quad Cities Illinois Medicaid: Is There an Asset Maximum for Planning and Qualifying?

    Quad Cities Illinois Medicaid: Is There an Asset Maximum for Planning and Qualifying?
    If you are over the age of 65, or are nearing the age of retirement, you should be thinking about your future healthcare costs. Specifically, you should consider the likely possibility that you, or your spouse, will need long-term care at…
  • Apr 18

    What Is Medicaid in the Quad Cities Illinois?

    What Is Medicaid in the Quad Cities Illinois?
    Healthcare coverage has been at the forefront of the political arena for some time now. Although we enjoy exceptional medical care in the United States, it isn’t cheap. For the uninsured, medical bills can be so high that they lead to…
  • Apr 16

    How Do Elder Law Attorneys in the Quad Cities Charge?

    How Do Elder Law Attorneys in the Quad Cities Charge?
    Choosing an attorney in the Quad Cities is often a difficult and time consuming process for any type of legal issue. When you are in need of an elder law attorney the need to choose the right attorney is amplified for several reasons. While…
Rank this Week: 3047

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 20

    The Difference between Obamacare and Long Term Care

    The Difference between Obamacare and Long Term Care
    I am often questioned about how Obamacare has affected long term care and Medicaid.  My answer is that it really hasn’t at all because mostly Obamacare addresses this country’s health insurance problem.   The…
  • Apr 13

    Think the State will Help You? Think Again

    Think the State will Help You? Think Again
    For as long as I can remember, I have explained to clients that although Medicaid covers long term care in non-nursing home settings under what is now known as the Global Options program, it is very difficult to qualify and even if you can…
  • Apr 6

    When Disputing a Bill can Cause You to Lose Medicaid (Part 2)

    When Disputing a Bill can Cause You to Lose Medicaid (Part 2)
    Last week I was telling you about Sheila’s call.  Her husband Sam needs nursing home care and they have very little to spend down, approximately $33,000.  Sheila would be able to keep the rest, not a whole lot for her to live…
Rank this Week: 2751

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/
  • Apr 18

    How to Prevent Identity Theft with Your Medicare ID Card

    How to Prevent Identity Theft with Your Medicare ID Card
    A recent Reuters article highlights an identity security problem for U.S. seniors. Identification cards issued by Medicare contain instructions to carry the card with you at all times. But your card also contains your full social security…
  • Mar 28

    First-party and third-party special needs trusts protect benefit eligibility

    First-party and third-party special needs trusts protect benefit eligibility
    Individuals with special needs often depend on government benefits in order to afford things that many of us take for granted — including health care, education, healthy food and a safe home. But when someone with special needs acquires…
  • Mar 13

    Elder advocacy group urges Congress to help seniors in 2014

    Elder advocacy group urges Congress to help seniors in 2014
    The National Council on Aging (NCOA) recently released a list of five recommendations for Congress to help American seniors in 2014. 1. Strengthen the Older Americans Act (OAA). The OAA provides funding for critical services for seniors…
Rank this Week: 2752

Duffy Law Office

Duffy Law Office

Covers estate planning and elder law in Iowa.

http://www.duffylawoffice.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    Power of Attorney in Davenport: Who May Act as an Agent?

    Power of Attorney in Davenport: Who May Act as an Agent?
    When you plan your estate, you should cover all of your bases. Of course you want to facilitate the transfer of your monetary assets to your loved ones after you pass away. At the same time, you should also prepare for the period of time that…
  • Apr 8

    Senior Star at Elmore Place Offers Virtual Dimentia Tour to Duffy Law Office

    Senior Star at Elmore Place Offers Virtual Dimentia Tour to Duffy Law Office
    Senior Star at Elmore Place Offers Virtual Dementia Tour® for the Community Duffy Law Office is first group in Quad Cities to participate    DAVENPORT, IA (April 10, 2014) – Senior Star at Elmore Place, one of the…
  • Apr 3

    What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of a Guardianship?

    What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of a Guardianship?
    A guardianship hearing can be convened when interested parties feel as though an adult has become incapacitated and unable to handle his or her own affairs.  Clearly, if you were to recognize that someone that you love was in need of…
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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/
  • Apr 16

    Incapacity Planning in Reno: What is the Difference Between a Guardianship and a Power of Attorney?

    Incapacity Planning in Reno: What is the Difference Between a Guardianship and a Power of Attorney?
    Both a guardianship and a power of attorney are methods of placing the control of someone’s affairs into the hands of someone else.  There are differences between the two and certain advantages and disadvantages that you should…
  • Apr 10

    Probate in Reno: Is the Process Always Required?

    Probate in Reno: Is the Process Always Required?
    When you die, your assets pass to your heirs by way of the probate process, regardless of whether you have a will or not.  Probate in Reno can be a lengthy process.  The administrator is required to make an inventory of all of your…
  • Apr 4

    What are the Disadvantages of a Power of Attorney in Reno?

    What are the Disadvantages of a Power of Attorney in Reno?
    A power of attorney is a legal document giving an agent the authority to act on someone else’s behalf.  In Reno, Nevada, the person creating the power of attorney is known as the “principal,” and that person chooses a…
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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/
Rank this Week: 3296

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://yourestatematters.com/blog/
  • Apr 12

    What Is a Third Party Special Needs Trust?

    What Is a Third Party Special Needs Trust?
    If you have a special needs child, or other family member, you already know that the costs associated with caring for a special needs individual can be extraordinary. Fortunately, there are federal assistance programs that can help with those…
  • Apr 6

    How Does a Power of Attorney Terminate?

    How Does a Power of Attorney Terminate?
    A power of attorney is an incredibly flexible and potentially useful estate planning tool. Understanding what one is, how it works, and how one terminates may help you decide whether including a power of attorney in your estate plan…
  • Mar 11

    Early Signs of Dementia – Is It Too Late for Medicaid Planning?

    Early Signs of Dementia – Is It Too Late for Medicaid Planning?
    Though we are all living longer, on average, in the United States, the increased life expectancy often comes at a high cost. Studies tell us that once you reach the age of 65 your chance of needing long-term care is about 50 percent. By age…
Rank this Week: 3049

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Apr 11

    Redlands, CA VA Benefit

    Redlands, CA VA Benefit
    All attorneys are not created equal, and this is something to keep in mind if you are a veteran who is interested in planning for the future. While virtually everyone in the legal profession is completely sincere and well-intentioned,…
  • Apr 4

    Estate Administration: Who Does The Legwork?

    Estate Administration: Who Does The Legwork?
    Recording your final wishes on paper is all well and good and it is of course quite necessary. But as you are doing so you must also recognize the fact that somebody is going to have to carry out your...
  • Mar 18

    Engage A VA Accredited Elder Law Attorney

    Engage A VA Accredited Elder Law Attorney
    The legal profession spans many different specialties, and each individual attorney is generally going to be an expert in a particular aspect of the law. This is something to keep in mind when you are interested in planning ahead for...
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Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Apr 4

    After You Get Your Bar Exam Score

    After You Get Your Bar Exam Score
    Today is the day when Bar exam scores are released. If the website crashes at 4:00 p.m., come on back here to the blog; we’re gonna try to post the scores here. If you passed . . . If your name ends up being on the big list of those who…
  • Apr 4

    February 2014 Arkansas Bar Exam Result

    February 2014 Arkansas Bar Exam Result
    We are posting the February 2014 Arkansas Bar Exam results here just in case the court website crashes. It has crashed in the past. Best of luck to everyone—friends & family included, who often suffer the worst—waiting on…
  • Apr 3

    Too many lawyers – maybe not.

    Too many lawyers – maybe not.
    The post Too many lawyers – maybe not. appeared first on Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.
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Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

By Daniel L. Buckfire.

http://www.michigannursinghomelawyer.org
  • Apr 3

    Failure to Provide Wound Care For Bedsores & Decubitus Ulcer

    Failure to Provide Wound Care For Bedsores & Decubitus Ulcer
    Our medical negligence lawyers represent patients and nursing home residents who develop bed sores and decubitus ulcers while in a Michigan health care facility. These conditions develop because the nursing home staff failed to take the…
  • Mar 19

    Fecal Impaction & Bowel Obstructions in Nursing Home

    Fecal Impaction & Bowel Obstructions in Nursing Home
    The nursing home neglect lawyers handle cases involving the failure to diagnose and treat a bowel obstruction, or fecal impaction, in a nursing home resident.  A fecal impaction is a medical emergency that can be fatal if there is a…
  • Mar 11

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Michigan Group Home

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Michigan Group Home
    Our Michigan group home lawyers recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit for a family of a resident who died from a fall out of a transportation van.  The case involves a 69 year old group home resident who had a medical history that…
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The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt…

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt Blog

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

http://www.alexislevitt.com/blog/
  • Apr 1

    My Dad Died Owning Stocks – What a Pain That Was!

    My Dad Died Owning Stocks – What a Pain That Was!
    If you have ever had to deal with stocks that you inherited, then you know what a pain it can be to change ownership over to your name. You probably had to: Figure out which stock transfer agent was managing those shares (ex. Computershare),…
  • Mar 27

    Senator Elizabeth Warren Files a Bill to Raise the SSI Resource Limit

    Senator Elizabeth Warren Files a Bill to Raise the SSI Resource Limit
    Another reason to love Senator Warren.  As you likely know, an SSI recipient can have only $2,000 in her bank account.  It’s an absurdly small amount to keep on hand.  It can barely cover any emergencies (like car…
  • Feb 27

    Veterans: Are You Getting Older, Need Care, and Want to Stay at Home?

    Veterans: Are You Getting Older, Need Care, and Want to Stay at Home?
    Good news! The VA has several programs designed to assist elderly and/or disabled veterans who want to stay at home for as long as possible. Listed below are some of these programs. They each have different eligibility tests regarding income…
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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/
Rank this Week: 3369

Allegedly A Blog of Michigan law…

Allegedly A Blog of Michigan law and other legal miscellany

Covers, employment law, estate planning and Michigan legal news.

http://www.tdafoe.com/
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Nursing Home Law Blog

Nursing Home Law Blog

Information relating to nursing homes and the care that they provide. By Stark & Stark.

http://nursinghomelaw.stark-stark.com/
  • Mar 14

    New Blood Test Predicts Development of Alzheimer'

    New Blood Test Predicts Development of Alzheimer'
    Alzheimer’s can be a devastating illness that we see in many of our cases.  Good news from the front against this disease is that a new blood test was developed that can accurately predict the development of the disease. …
  • Mar 13

    Arkansas Judge gets donations from Nursing home industry

    Arkansas Judge gets donations from Nursing home industry
    QuickPost | System Overview | LexBlog Publishing Platform As can be seen from the blog-post below, it is alleged that on the same day that he dramatically reduced a jury's award to the victim of nursing home abuse, the judge received an…
  • Feb 20

    New Study Illustrates Problems with Sedentary Lifestyle

    New Study Illustrates Problems with Sedentary Lifestyle
    If you’re over 60, the next time someone tells you to “take a hike” it might not be a bad idea.    A new study shows how problematic a sedentary lifestyle can be.  The study found that adults over the age…
Rank this Week: 4444

Walker Lambe

Walker Lambe

Covers North Carolina elder law and estate planning.

http://www.organizeyourassets.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Feb 4

    Estate Planning: What about my pet?

    Estate Planning: What about my pet?
    You may have an aging relative who is showing signs of loneliness, or you may yourself be a senior in need of companionship. In these situations, many people consider adopting or purchasing a dog or a cat. Animals can provide love, comfort…
Rank this Week: 3856

John Rogers Burk

John Rogers Burk

Covers estate planning and elder law in California.

http://www.roseville-estate-planning.com/blog/
  • Mar 11

    Your Child’s Inheritance

    Your Child’s Inheritance
      Many people give little thought to the details of leaving behind their estate.  They figure if they’ve drawn up a Will, the matter is settled and requires no more thought.  If you have children, however, there is more…
  • Mar 6

    Portability–Using Your Deceased Spouse’s Estate Tax Exemption

    Portability–Using Your Deceased Spouse’s Estate Tax Exemption
      I recently appreciated being able to use this IRS Revenue Procedure to help a client.  However, it does have one important requirement that is time-sensitive. In amendments to the Internal Revenue Code in December 2010…
  • Feb 25

    What You Need to Know About Being a Trustee

    What You Need to Know About Being a Trustee
    It can be intimidating to be named a Trustee.  It is a big responsibility to be entrusted with a person’s assets.  Likely you’ve been named a successor Trustee, meaning your responsibilities don’t begin until the…
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Vandrew Law Blog

Vandrew Law Blog

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

http://vandrew.com/
  • Mar 8

    Trust Protectors: Keeping Things Flexible

    Trust Protectors: Keeping Things Flexible
    As mentioned in a prior post, nowadays many of my clients choose to leave assets to their loved ones in a Bloodline (a/k/a Dynasty) Trust. As mentioned in that prior post, leaving an inheritance this way has tax benefits and also protects the…
  • Jan 6

    Dynasty Trusts & Bloodline Trusts: Getting a Basis Step-Up

    Dynasty Trusts & Bloodline Trusts: Getting a Basis Step-Up
    In a prior post, I spoke about many of the benefits of establishing a Dynasty Trust (also called a Bloodline Trust) for your children’s inheritances. You can reread the original post to learn of the major benefits, but in summary they…
  • Dec 21

    Happy Holiday

    Happy Holiday
    This is just a short post to say Happy Holidays to all friends and clients of the firm. We look forward to serving you in the New Year!
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Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

Covers recent cases, helpful tips, and research with personal injury, workers compensation, accident injuries, nursing home neglect and abuse, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.

http://www.malmanlaw.com/malman-law-injury-blog
  • Mar 6

    OSHA Issues 2014 Plan for Reducing Injuries at High-Risk Workplace

    OSHA Issues 2014 Plan for Reducing Injuries at High-Risk Workplace
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, has issued its 2014 inspection plan, citing plans to specifically target workplaces where the highest rates of injury and illness occur. The Site-Specific Targeting 2014 program, as…
  • Mar 5

    Wisconsin Man’s Foot Severed, Femur Crushed in On-the-Job Accident

    Wisconsin Man’s Foot Severed, Femur Crushed in On-the-Job Accident
    The U.S. Department of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a Wisconsin manufacturing company, County Materials Corp., for 18 serious safety violations after a truck driver had his foot severed and femur crushed at a…
  • Mar 4

    Family Files Lawsuit Against Petco Over Rat Bite Death

    Family Files Lawsuit Against Petco Over Rat Bite Death
    A California family has filed a lawsuit against Petco after a 10-year-old boy passed away following being bitten by a rat purchased at the chain of pet stores.  Aiden Pankey died last summer from rat bite fever, disease reportedly…
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The Connecticut Elder Law Blog

The Connecticut Elder Law Blog

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

http://ctelderlawblog.typepad.com/the_connecticut_elder_law/
  • Mar 3

    Study: Daughters Provide More Basic Care

    Study: Daughters Provide More Basic Care
    This is something that I have observed with my own clients over the past 16+ years, but this is the first study that has backed it up with statistics: daughters of the elderly tend to provide the hands-on basic care....
  • Feb 17

    Shocker: You May NOT Need a Living Trust

    Shocker: You May NOT Need a Living Trust
    Today's take-home lesson: In Connecticut, the only genuine benefit of a revocable living trust is probate avoidance. To be fair, I will also mention that there is a privacy benefit as well; living trusts generally do not become public…
  • Feb 16

    Strategic Planning and the Glastonbury Chamber

    Strategic Planning and the Glastonbury Chamber
    I recently wrapped up my two-year stint as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce, capping off many enjoyable years as a member of the Chamber's leadership. Here I am sharing my thoughts on long-term...
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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/
  • Feb 27

    NPR Broadcasts "Managing Your Elderly Parents' Finances"

    NPR Broadcasts "Managing Your Elderly Parents' Finances"
    On Thursday morning (11:06 AM to Noon), February 27, 2014, The Diane Rehm Show, as broadcast from WAMU through the National Public Radio network, focused on the topic Managing Your Elderly Parents' Finances, with guest host Elise Labott. The…
  • Jan 16

    Enact Mandatory Financial Elder Abuse Reporting in PA

    Enact Mandatory Financial Elder Abuse Reporting in PA
    On December 11, 2013, Professor Katherine C. Pearson, of Penn State Law (The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, PA Campus), posted a four-page article entitled Law Financial Abuse and Exploitation in Pennsylvania: The Importance of Early…
  • Sep 6

    PA Small Estate & Deposit Payment Thresholds Increased

    PA Small Estate & Deposit Payment Thresholds Increased
    The Pennsylvania Probate, Estates & Fiduciaries Code (Title 20 of PA Consolidated Statutes) was amended in minor, but helpful, ways by Act 35 of 2013, which became effective on August 31, 2013. The changes in affected sections of Title…
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Minko Law Office Blog

Minko Law Office Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.minkolaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 12

    Elder Law in Brooklyn NY: Understanding Elder Law Terminology and Language

    Elder Law in Brooklyn NY: Understanding Elder Law Terminology and Language
    When people first come to see an elder law or estate planning attorney, they usually do so without much experience. Because they are unfamiliar with the topic, they often come across terminology with which they are unfamiliar. Elder Law in…
  • Feb 10

    Take Time to Pay Attention to Elderly Parent Needs This Holiday Season

    Take Time to Pay Attention to Elderly Parent Needs This Holiday Season
    For adult children in the Brooklyn, New York area who plan on visiting their elderly parents this holiday season, it is always a good idea to try to keep an eye out for any potential problems. Though it is an uncomfortable realization to come…
  • Feb 7

    What is Estate Litigation?

    What is Estate Litigation?
    Sometimes, even the best estate plan can result in legal battles or estate litigation. The term “estate litigation” is a broad term that encompasses many issues and disputes. In general, estate litigation is any lawsuit or legal…
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Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Feb 12

    Divorce and Estate Planning – 3 Issue

    Divorce and Estate Planning – 3 Issue
    Divorces are hard, and the process can easily overwhelm anyone getting divorced. But it’s important to remember during this difficult time that you will definitely need to speak to your estate planning lawyer about how you will need to…
  • Feb 11

    Simple Estate Litigation Prevention Measure

    Simple Estate Litigation Prevention Measure
    Estate litigation is something every estate plan should try to prevent whenever possible. Litigation can deplete your estate of money, lead to unnecessary delays in transferring inheritances, and involve disagreements that destroy…
  • Feb 10

    Should You Have a Durable Power of Attorney? 3 Question

    Should You Have a Durable Power of Attorney? 3 Question
    Question 1. What is a durable power of attorney? A durable power of attorney is a document that allows capable adults the ability to choose a representative who will have the legal authority to make decisions on their behalf. Through your…
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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/
  • Jan 27

    Do You Need a Living Trust?

    Do You Need a Living Trust?
    Many clients are confused about the role a living trust can play in their estate planning efforts. A trust is created so that assets or property can be moved to the trustee who’s named in the living trust. Many don’t like the idea…
  • Jan 24

    What is Probate in New York and is it Necessary?

    What is Probate in New York and is it Necessary?
    It’s not uncommon for there to be a bit of confusion when it comes to the legalities associated with probates, wills and estate planning. It can be overwhelming, especially when you’re either trying to deal with overload due to…
  • Jan 22

    The Intimacy of Estate Planning

    The Intimacy of Estate Planning
    The last thing many people would equate to intimacy is estate planning. Just ask anyone who’s ever had to face reality after a terminal illness or devastating accident, they will tell you that things become very personal faster than you…
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Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

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

http://www.byrdgarrett.com/blog/
  • Jan 27

    A Family History is Often the Most Valuable Part of Your Legacy

    A Family History is Often the Most Valuable Part of Your Legacy
    In survey after survey, people report that the most important thing they can receive from their parents or grandparents as an inheritance is a legacy of family stories and personal histories. While many people think that inheritance and…
  • Jan 27

    Differences in Advance Directive Laws Highlighted by Recent Texas Case

    Differences in Advance Directive Laws Highlighted by Recent Texas Case
    A Texas case involving a pregnant woman is drawing renewed attention to state laws about advance directives, incapacitated people, pregnancy, and the ability to make medical choices. In late 2013, Dallas-Fort Worth area paramedic Eric Munoz…
  • Jan 27

    What You Think You Know About Elder Law Could Hurt You

    What You Think You Know About Elder Law Could Hurt You
    Elder law attorneys commonly hear a lot of myths about this area of the law. Whether you get your advice from someone who is well intended but uninformed, hear something from a friend, or see something on television, relying on bad…
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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 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…
  • Sep 17

    Top Five Methods of Charitable Giving

    Top Five Methods of Charitable Giving
    A colleague and I have recently devoted some time to developing a new facet of estate planning that we call “Zero Tax Planning.” The idea is simple. First, we use traditional estate planning techniques to reduce estate taxes as…
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WisconsinTrustsandWills.com

WisconsinTrustsandWills.com

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

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

    Charitable Remainder Trust Planning Opportunity to Deal with the Medicare Surtax

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

    Incorporating Faith and Values in Estate Planning

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

    8 Things to Do Before You Travel

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

The Blog

Features estate planning and elder law news. By Moynihan Lyons PC.

http://moynihanlyons.com/estate-administration/trust-administration/blog/
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PrivateCounsel Blog

PrivateCounsel Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By David Hiersekorn.

http://privatecounsel.wpengine.com/blog/
  • Nov 27

    The Four Stages of Business Growth

    The Four Stages of Business Growth
    As businesses grow, they go through several distinct stages – from startup through maturity. There are several different models used to describe these states. One of the most popular systems, originally published in the Harvard Business…
  • Nov 11

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    teelers v patriot
  • Nov 7

    The Truth About Personal Risk Management Part 2: Using Trusts in Estate Planning

    The Truth About Personal Risk Management Part 2: Using Trusts in Estate Planning
    Paying insurance premiums to protect against potential losses frees us mentally to enjoy driving a car, leave our house empty while on vacation and receive medical treatment for an injury or illness. In the same way, the use of trusts acts…
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The O'Brien Law Firm LLC Blog

The O'Brien Law Firm LLC Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.obrienlaw.net/blog/
  • Nov 13

    Be Aware Of Long-Term Care Cost

    Be Aware Of Long-Term Care Cost
    As you are doing the math and projecting a budget for the latter stages of your life you would do well to be aware of the high and rising costs associated with long-term care. First off, if you are under the impression that it is unlikely…
  • Nov 11

    What Are POD Accounts?

    What Are POD Accounts?
    When you are opening an account at a bank you may be offered the opportunity to select a payable on death (POD) option. This can also be done at some financial services companies that you may use when you buy and sell securities. With these…
  • Nov 8

    Social Security & Medicare: When Will I Be Eligible?

    Social Security & Medicare: When Will I Be Eligible?
    While you may have to prioritize things that are taking place in the present it is also important to keep an eye on the future. The baseball manager Dusty Baker is credited with saying “The measure of intelligence is the ability to hold…
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John R. Vermillion & Associates,…

John R. Vermillion & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.vermillionlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Nov 11

    Common Questions About Estate Litigation in Dallas Texa

    Common Questions About Estate Litigation in Dallas Texa
    Some people seek out an estate planning lawyer not because they want to create an estate plan, but because they want to challenge an estate planning tool or decision by beginning litigation. The litigation process in estate planning is very…
  • Nov 8

    New Numbers Examine Elder Care

    New Numbers Examine Elder Care
    The number of Americans who provide elder care to a friend, family member, or loved one continues to grow, according to new figures released by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. As a part of its American Time Use Survey, an ongoing survey…
  • Nov 4

    Estate Litigation in Dallas Texas: When Estate Planning Goes Wrong

    Estate Litigation in Dallas Texas: When Estate Planning Goes Wrong
    Hiring an estate planning attorney in Dallas, Texas to get your affairs in order is always a good thing, but even the best plan can sometimes result in litigation. Whether you have to file a lawsuit or are being sued by someone else,…
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Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Tennessee.

http://www.sabinestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Oct 30

    Estate Planning is for Everyone

    Estate Planning is for Everyone
    What’s your excuse for lack of planning? Think you’re too young? You may not be ready for an enhanced estate plan like your parents/grandparents have, but you need to start somewhere Accidents happen, all the time.  If you…
  • Apr 12

    Intestacy in Tennessee – 3 Question

    Intestacy in Tennessee – 3 Question
    Question 1: What is intestacy? When you die, someone else will have to become the new owner of your property.  If you die without having prepared an estate plan, the court determines you have died intestate.   In this case, the…
  • Apr 12

    Intestacy in Tennessee – 3 Question

    Intestacy in Tennessee – 3 Question
    Question 1: What is intestacy? When you die, someone else will have to become the new owner of your property.  If you die without having prepared an estate plan, the court determines you have died intestate.   In this case, the…
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