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Armstrong, Fisch & Tutoli Blog

Armstrong, Fisch & Tutoli Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

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

    Census Statistic of Interest to Elder Law Community

    Census Statistic of Interest to Elder Law Community
    The baby boomer generation is getting older, and people who are part of this group are reaching retirement age in droves. There are about 10,000 people applying for Social Security every day, and analysts tell us that this volume should stay…
  • Feb 8

    Fiscal Cliff Fallout

    Fiscal Cliff Fallout
    The question of whether or not the United States was going to fall over the “fiscal cliff” dominated the news in the weeks and days leading up to the new year. If we would have plunged over the cliff the estate tax parameters…
  • Jan 8

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to Academy Member Websites. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
Rank this Week: 2209

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: 2089

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. 
Rank this Week: 2415

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • May 22

    White House Unveils New Plan to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

    White House Unveils New Plan to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
    The White House announced a new plan for combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria on Friday, and media coverage focused on the “aggressive” nature of the proposal and what was portrayed as the high financial cost of implementation.…
  • May 21

    FDA Panel Recommends Updated Labels for Diabetes Drugs to Reflect Cardiovascular Risk

    FDA Panel Recommends Updated Labels for Diabetes Drugs to Reflect Cardiovascular Risk
    Bloomberg News reports that the FDA’s Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee recommended that the agency “add data from trials on the heart effects to the labels of” two diabetes drugs:…
  • May 20

    FDA Proposal Would Allow Drug Companies to Contradict Official Safety Warning

    FDA Proposal Would Allow Drug Companies to Contradict Official Safety Warning
    The Washington Post reported the FDA “is proposing to allow pharmaceutical companies to contradict official safety warnings in sales presentations to customers.” The proposal, supported by manufacturers, would…
Rank this Week: 3569

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
  • May 22

    May is National Bike Month

    May is National Bike Month
    Bicycling promotes a healthy lifestyle and environment, and riding a bike can be a safe, enjoyable way to get from place to place. However, bicycling does not come without risks. As with any form of transportation, bicycling can be dangerous…
  • May 19

    May is Motorcycle Safety Month

    May is Motorcycle Safety Month
    Riding a motorcycle comes with a significant set of risks, but these risks can be lessened by utilizing safe riding practices. For starters, motorcycles are much less crashworthy than their enclosed counterparts. A motorcycle’s small…
  • May 15

    Staying Safe While Keeping Fit

    Staying Safe While Keeping Fit
    It’s the time of year when people in and around Chicago start getting outside to shake off the rust from the winter and get back into their fitness routines. If you will be walking, jogging or riding your bike on the roads, here are…
Rank this Week: 3417

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • May 22

    Top 3 Estate Planning Must Have

    Top 3 Estate Planning Must Have
    Regardless of a family’s financial situation and assets, estate planning is an important matter that should be addressed ahead of time. While there is a common misconception that this is reserved only for the wealthy with a laundry list…
  • May 20

    Knowing The Breakeven Point… A Must When Pre-Planning!

    Knowing The Breakeven Point… A Must When Pre-Planning!
    This week I’m sharing a blog on Medicaid from Dave Zumpano, who focuses in Medicaid planning. I’ll be sharing Medicaid blogs from Dave Zumpano monthly in this space. Now, here’s Dave’s blog: Blog Author: David J.…
  • May 18

    Funeral Celebrants: What Are They and Why Use Them?

    Funeral Celebrants: What Are They and Why Use Them?
    The use of funeral celebrants is growing, and you and your clients need to know about them. Why? According to a 2015 study by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life, 56 million Americans have no religious…
Rank this Week: 4031

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • May 22

    Free Report: What Questions Should I Ask a California Elder Law Attorney

    Free Report: What Questions Should I Ask a California Elder Law Attorney
    Elder law attorneys are legal professionals who focus their practice on assisting senior citizens with the legal problems they face. When you consult with an elder law attorney, you can create an intelligent and informed plan that leads to a…
  • May 20

    What Are the Disadvantages of a Power of Attorney?

    What Are the Disadvantages of a Power of Attorney?
    Incapacity planning is an essential piece of the puzzle when you are devising a long-term plan for aging. Many elders become unable to make sound decisions at some point in time, and you can account for this through the execution of a certain…
  • May 18

    How Can I Provide for My Pet in My Estate Plan?

    How Can I Provide for My Pet in My Estate Plan?
    When you are engaged in your estate planning efforts, you are naturally going to create an inheritance list. Most of the individuals on the list will walk on two legs, but you may also want to include your pet when you are devising your…
Rank this Week: 2974

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • May 22

    Funeral Planning in North Carolina: Why It Should be Part of Your Comprehensive Estate Plan

    Funeral Planning in North Carolina: Why It Should be Part of Your Comprehensive Estate Plan
    Funeral Planning in North Carolina: Why It Should be Part of Your Comprehensive Estate Plan from John Kuhn People often overpay for funeral and burial services when they are forced to make decisions while grieving. Learn more about…
  • May 20

    I Was Just Informed I Am the Trustee of a Testamentary Trust My Deceased Aunt Made. What Do I Do Now?

    I Was Just Informed I Am the Trustee of a Testamentary Trust My Deceased Aunt Made. What Do I Do Now?
    When a family member dies it is a difficult time for the entire family. Along with the grieving, there are a number of practical and legal issues that must be addressed following a death. Ideally, the deceased left behind a thorough estate…
  • May 14

    When Do I Need a Guardianship?

    When Do I Need a Guardianship?
    For an adult child, one of the most difficult decisions to make is the decision to pursue a guardianship over a parent. As you parents age, however, if may become painfully obvious that one, or both, of them are no longer able to live…
Rank this Week: 2979

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 21

    Medicaid Declined My Coverage

    Medicaid Declined My Coverage
    One of the more confusing aspects of Medicaid is that because it’s a state program, no two programs are ever alike. Many may read an article and realize it’s applicable in only one state. Each state has its own program, guidelines…
  • May 19

    Retirement Planning and Women

    Retirement Planning and Women
    Retirement planning means different things to different people. For women, it especially has a different sense to it. The stakes can sometimes be higher, partly because they outlive their husbands more often than not. So not only are women…
  • May 14

    Financial Elder Abuse and the Power of Attorney

    Financial Elder Abuse and the Power of Attorney
    No one wants to look at their little ones and think to themselves that they could grow up someday and become the kind of adult who would abuse their parents. Sadly, it happens all too often. Even if it’s not an adult child, financial…
Rank this Week: 4053

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • May 21

    HOPE for Alzheimer’s bill is pending in Congre

    HOPE for Alzheimer’s bill is pending in Congre
    Some members of Congress are taking an interest in the need to provide care planning services for patients who have Alzheimers’ dementia. This proposal could be of tremendous benefit to patients and their family caregivers. S.…
  • May 20

    “Still Alice” — a compassionate film about Alzheimer’s Disease

    “Still Alice” — a compassionate film about Alzheimer’s Disease
    On a very long flight back from Vietnam last week, I had a chance to see the film “Still Alice” starring Kate Bosworth. What a sympathetic and genuine depiction of the distress experienced by Alice, an accomplished university…
  • May 20

    Petition for Class Action/Aggregate Relief Denied in Monk v. McDonald by CAVC

    Petition for Class Action/Aggregate Relief Denied in Monk v. McDonald by CAVC
    In previous blogs, I had commented on Yale Veterans Clinic’s Petition for Mandamus and Request for Aggregate Relief/Class Action Status in Monk v. McDonald.  Our prior blog can be accessed at Monk v. McDonald.  The…
Rank this Week: 3187

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • May 20

    When Is an Estate Tax Return Due?

    When Is an Estate Tax Return Due?
    When an individual dies, he or she leaves behind and estate. The estate may be valuable and full of complex assets or modest and include only simple assets; however, almost everyone leaves behind some type of estate assets. It should come as…
  • May 19

    The Nursing Home Is Offering to Do a Living Will for Me. Is that O.K.?

    The Nursing Home Is Offering to Do a Living Will for Me. Is that O.K.?
    In most states in the United States, including the State of Illinois, individuals have the right to execute a living will. Each state determines what decisions may be made in a living will as well as the language and formalities required to…
  • May 15

    Why It Is Important to Decide Who Gets the Sentimental Assets in Your Estate Plan

    Why It Is Important to Decide Who Gets the Sentimental Assets in Your Estate Plan
    When you hear about a Will contest you probably envision a multi-million dollar estate with heirs battling it out in probate court for the family mansion or the decedent’s stock portfolio. While those cases certainly do happen, it is…
Rank this Week: 3032

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/
  • May 20

    State Pension Can Trim Security Pay

    State Pension Can Trim Security Pay
    Question: What are the rules that regulate when your Social Security check will be reduced because you also receive a state pension? The post State Pension Can Trim Security Pay appeared first on JacksonWhite Elder Law Attorneys.
  • May 8

    Long-term Care Denials Not Permanent

    Long-term Care Denials Not Permanent
    Question: My father was hospitalized about a year ago and the hospital social worker filed an Arizona Long Term Care System application on his behalf, but ALTCS denied the application. Recently, we started looking for longterm placement for…
  • Apr 27

    Beneficiary Deed Overrides Will

    Beneficiary Deed Overrides Will
    Question: Prior to her death, my mom prepared a simple will outlining her wishes to divide her property equally between me and my siblings. When I was cleaning out her drawers, however, I found a beneficiary deed that purported to give me her…
Rank this Week: 3382

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts in Nevada.

http://www.wealth-counselors.com/blog/
  • May 20

    Nevada Standby Guardianship Law

    Nevada Standby Guardianship Law
    There is a unique area of guardianship law referred to as “standby” or “pre-need” guardianship, which allows for the special transfer of child custody in specific situations.  Each state has its own…
  • May 6

    Estate Planning After a Divorce

    Estate Planning After a Divorce
    When couples go through a divorce, emotional and financial strain is often significant.  Estate planning is probably the last thing on either person’s mind.  Nevertheless, it is very important to revisit your estate plan after…
  • Apr 21

    Keeping Distribution of an Estate Out of the Public Eye

    Keeping Distribution of an Estate Out of the Public Eye
    Often, members of the gay community are concerned about privacy when it comes to how they choose to leave their estate to, after death.  Indeed, privacy is a common concern for most clients.  Since there are so many options in…
Rank this Week: 4052

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • May 20

    Safely Store Important Information

    Safely Store Important Information
    The process of estate planning extends into incapacity planning is well, so it is important to see a complete picture when you are making preparations for the future. Ultimately the objective is to make sure that things are in place for your…
  • May 18

    What Is a “Stretch IRA?”

    What Is a “Stretch IRA?”
    Retirement planning is very important if you want to be able to enjoy your golden years in comfort. The best way to proceed is to sit down and discuss your future with a good financial planning attorney early on during your professional…
  • May 15

    When Can I Apply for Social Security?

    When Can I Apply for Social Security?
    The Social Security program is very important for the majority of people who are planning ahead for their retirement years. This having been stated, you would do well to take personal responsibility for your retirement to avoid being overly…
Rank this Week: 2932

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • May 20

    More Evidence Fed. Cts Hostile to Individual Plaintiff

    More Evidence Fed. Cts Hostile to Individual Plaintiff
    New evidence shows that a 2009 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that allows judges to dismiss cases based on their “common sense” has led to a sharp increase in the dismissal lawsuits filed by individuals  but virtually…
  • May 14

    New Blog on Age Discrimination in Employment

    New Blog on Age Discrimination in Employment
    Age Discrimination in Employment .com My interest in the problem of age discrimination in recent months has increasingly dominated this blog, which I created about five years ago to address the separate and equally…
  • May 8

    Fair Pay for White-Collar Worker

    Fair Pay for White-Collar Worker
    Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez has submitted a proposed rule addressing employer abuse of the white-collar overtime exemption in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The FSLA was passed…
Rank this Week: 3352

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • May 20

    Compensation for Sports Injuries in Canada

    Compensation for Sports Injuries in Canada
    Hockey has long been Canada’s national sport and players at the top of their game take to the ice with the intent to win games, often aggressively playing leading to bitter scuffles and hard slams, which, despite the ample protection,…
  • May 19

    Legal Stretch: Bringing Yoga to Vic West Park for a Good Cause

    Legal Stretch: Bringing Yoga to Vic West Park for a Good Cause
    Helena Mitchell is part of the Lambert and Williams team working as a legal assistant with our lawyers – at work she brings a can-do attitude, an attention to detail, and a commitment to client satisfaction.  She is a talented…
  • May 15

    Unfair Wills in British Columbia, What are the remedies?

    Unfair Wills in British Columbia, What are the remedies?
    In British Columbia, the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (“WESA”) regulates estate distribution and planning. Among other things, WESA allows a court to examine a Will and to change the provisions of the Will to benefit certain…
Rank this Week: 2862

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • May 19

    Don’t Lose it All: How Planning While You’re at Home Can Save Your Nestegg from the Nursing Home

    Don’t Lose it All: How Planning While You’re at Home Can Save Your Nestegg from the Nursing Home
    Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away – The Beatles’ classic song about regret rings all too true among those in a nursing home crisis. What seemed like a good idea at the time becomes a huge problem when people give gifts…
  • May 13

    AlerStallings Celebrates Elder Law Month

    AlerStallings Celebrates Elder Law Month
    It’s that time of year again! The Annual National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Conference is taking place in Orlando, Florida. AlerStallings will be well represented, as Greg Aler, Tim Stallings and Liz Durnell are in…
  • May 5

    ALERSTALLINGS LLC is proud to celebrate National Elder Law Month this May.

    ALERSTALLINGS LLC is proud to celebrate National Elder Law Month this May.
    AlerStallings is an Elder Law Firm with 12 attorneys practicing throughout central and northern Ohio.  Founding partners Greg Aler and Tim Stallings are both members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and of the Ohio…
Rank this Week: 2864

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • May 19

    Test Form

    Test Form
    Submit your name and email address in the box below to get access to this very important FREE REPORT!
  • Apr 27

    Basic Questions About Oklahoma Adoption

    Basic Questions About Oklahoma Adoption
    Some people are surprised to find out that Oklahoma adoptions generally fall under the provision of an Oklahoma probate court. As with other legal processes, adoptions have specific rules and procedures that must be followed. Oklahoma laws…
  • Apr 27

    Understanding Estate Planning – What is a Trustee?

    Understanding Estate Planning – What is a Trustee?
    A trustee is a person who serves a vital role in any estate plan that includes a trust. We talked about trust several times in the past, but clarifying what a trustee is, what that person’s duties might be, and how he or she will…
Rank this Week: 4042

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

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

http://www.byrdgarrett.com/blog/
  • May 19

    Supreme Court rules for plaintiffs in 401(k) case

    Supreme Court rules for plaintiffs in 401(k) case
    In a rare unanimous decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that a trustee has a continuing duty, separate and apart from the duty to exercise prudence in selecting investments at the outset, to monitor and remove imprudent trust…
  • May 13

    Taking advantage of your 401K

    Taking advantage of your 401K
    If you work for an employer who offers a 401K retirement plan or other type of pretax retirement savings plan consider yourself lucky!  It looks like many Americans are finally realizing how valuable a retirement plan can be according to…
  • May 7

    Mother’s Day Sunday May 10th

    Mother’s Day Sunday May 10th
    Our moms help us in so many different ways, it’s impossible to quantify everything that they do.  But here is a link to a story which does exactly that, and she’s entitled to a 3.7% raise this year!   We at…
Rank this Week: 4043

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • May 19

    When Your Elderly Parents Live With You

    When Your Elderly Parents Live With You
    The decision to move an elderly parent into your home can be a difficult one, both emotionally and financially. However, a consultation with an elder care attorney may put your mind at ease about many of the uncertainties. Having an elderly…
  • May 12

    What We Can Learn From Robin Williams’ Estate Problem

    What We Can Learn From Robin Williams’ Estate Problem
    When a grieving family gets hit with unwelcome surprises, things can get ugly. The loss of a loved one is painful, but the process of fighting over sentimental and valuable estate items (from mother’s favorite tea cup to her million…
  • May 5

    May is Older Americans Month

    May is Older Americans Month
    You may have never heard of Older Americans Month, but this month-of-awareness has been around for over 50 years. Occurring every year during the month of May, Older Americans Month serves as a time to acknowledge the significance and…
Rank this Week: 2773

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • May 18

    What is an Arkansas Probate?

    What is an Arkansas Probate?
    The word “probate” comes from the Latin verb probare, which means “to try, test, prove, or examine.” (H/T to Wikipedia.) This is important for two reasons. First, it illustrates that probate, much like Latin, is…
  • Apr 3

    Putting a face to the “plain language” debate

    Putting a face to the “plain language” debate
    Lawyers should be servants. This is never easy. In fact, it’s usually pretty hard. The billed hour and the adversarial system and the looming cloud of malpractice does not naturally encourage us to be “others-centered.” We…
  • 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 &…
Rank this Week: 3320

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • May 17

    Dangers of the Due on Transfer Clause

    Dangers of the Due on Transfer Clause
                To follow up on the same topic of the past two weeks, transferring the home, recently we received a call from George regarding the transfer of his home to a trust.  He…
  • May 10

    Thinking about transferring your home to your children? (Part 2)

    Thinking about transferring your home to your children? (Part 2)
                Last week I told you about Jamie’s mistake.  Mom and Dad transferred their home to Jamie 7 years ago to protect it from Medicaid’s spend down…
  • May 3

    Thinking About Transferring Your Home to Your Children?

    Thinking About Transferring Your Home to Your Children?
                Jamie called because her dad was in need of Medicaid.  He was now in a nursing home and Mom was living at home.  They had about $120,000 of countable assets.  I…
Rank this Week: 3267

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/
  • May 13

    Does a Power of Attorney Permit Me to Make Gifts to Myself?

    Does a Power of Attorney Permit Me to Make Gifts to Myself?
    If someone has appointed you as an Agent under a power of attorney, or POA, you may have a number of questions about the manner in which you use your appointment, and the authority or power that was granted to you by the Principal (person who…
  • May 11

    I Just Found Out I Am the Executor of My Deceased Uncle’s Estate. What Do I Do Now?

    I Just Found Out I Am the Executor of My Deceased Uncle’s Estate. What Do I Do Now?
    The death of a loved one is never an easy time. Even if the death was expected, a period of grief follows for those who were close to the deceased. Along with the emotional impact a death has on the family there are a number of practical and…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2941

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://yourestatematters.com/blog/
  • May 13

    Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couple

    Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couple
    Member of the LGBT community, and those who support them, know what a battle it has been (and continues to be) to try and gain the legal right to marry and share in all the numerous benefits legal marriage offers. In recent years, those…
  • May 11

    “I Just Found Out I Was Named As the Trustee of a Trust – What Should I Do?”

    “I Just Found Out I Was Named As the Trustee of a Trust – What Should I Do?”
    When a trust is created the maker of the trust must make a number of important decisions. One of the most important decisions is who to appoint as Trustee of the trust. Though it is always wise to discuss the appointment with the intended…
  • May 6

    Long-Term Care Costs – Can You Afford Them?

    Long-Term Care Costs – Can You Afford Them?
    Like most people, you may not wish to dwell on the possibility that you could need long-term care at some point in your life. The thought of living in a nursing home is often not pleasant; however, ignoring the possibility may be far worse.…
Rank this Week: 3057

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

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

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • May 13

    Proposed 1031 Exchange Change

    Proposed 1031 Exchange Change
    WealthManagement.com: The Fiscal Year 2016 Budget proposes a modification of like-kind exchange transactions. As in the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget, the Administration proposes to limit the amount of capital gain deferred under Section 1031 of…
  • Apr 1

    Estate Plan Privacy

    Estate Plan Privacy
    Perhaps one of the most overlooked aspects of a revocable "living" trust is the privacy that it can provide. If you're not familiar the concept of  a living trust, it is a legal document often used in estate planning, either in…
  • Mar 25

    The Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act

    The Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act
    Late last year President Obama signed the Achieving A Better Life Experience ("ABLE") Act into law. In essence, the ABLE Act can allow individuals with qualifying disabilities or their families to set aside funds for education, housing and…
Rank this Week: 4825

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/
  • May 11

    Considerations For Your Health Care Proxy

    Considerations For Your Health Care Proxy
    I regularly sit with clients helping them prepare their Long Term Care tool boxes.  One very important Tool is the Health Care Proxy, a document that designates who has authority to make medical choices for them when they are unable to…
  • Apr 13

    Retirement Planning With Special Needs Child

    Retirement Planning With Special Needs Child
    Parents with special needs children have a set of added concerns when planning for their retirement.  In addition to planning where they will live and how much income they will have, they also need to plan where there special needs child…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3058

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/
  • May 11

    Including HIPAA Authorizations in Incapacity Planning

    Including HIPAA Authorizations in Incapacity Planning
    Most of us are somewhat familiar with HIPAA, as nearly all health care providers require their patients to sign a HIPAA acknowledgement form stating they are aware of the HIPAA privacy regulations.  Although you sign the form, do really…
  • May 7

    Why Small Businesses Need an Estate Plan

    Why Small Businesses Need an Estate Plan
    Estate planning can protect assets from taxes, control how your assets will be distributed and much more.  Everyone can benefit from a proper estate plan, no matter your wealth or status.  This is also true for small businesses and…
  • May 4

    Testamentary Transfers or Lifetime Transfer

    Testamentary Transfers or Lifetime Transfer
    The term “transfer,” in estate planning, means giving your property interest away to someone else.
Rank this Week: 3061

Walker Lambe

Walker Lambe

Covers North Carolina elder law and estate planning.

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

    Is North Carolina Probate Always Required

    Is North Carolina Probate Always Required
    Is North Carolina Probate Always Required from Mark Costley After your death, the joint tenant would assume ownership of the entirety of the property outside of probate. Learn more about North Carolina Probate Always Required in this…
  • May 8

    Creating a North Carolina Basic Estate Plan

    Creating a North Carolina Basic Estate Plan
    Creating a North Carolina Basic Estate Plan from Mark Costley The majority of adults in the United States do not have a comprehensive estate plan in place. Learn more about North Carolina basic estate plan in this presentation.
  • Apr 21

    What Is A Living Trust?

    What Is A Living Trust?
    What Is A Living Trust? from Mark Costley You have options when you are deciding how you want your assets to be transferred after you die. A last will is one of your options, but there are others that you should certainly explore. One of them…
Rank this Week: 4040

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/
  • May 6

    Mikel: The Tax Court’s Latest Word on Crummey Power

    Mikel: The Tax Court’s Latest Word on Crummey Power
    The Tax Court recently issued a memorandum decision in the case of Israel and Erna Mikel providing guidance on the efficacy of Crummey withdrawal rights in a unique fact pattern. In 2007, Israel and Erna Mikel each made gifts valued at…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2896

Massachusetts Estate Planning,…

Massachusetts Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law

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

http://elderlaw.info/
Rank this Week: 4711

New Jersey Elder Abuse and Neglect…

New Jersey Elder Abuse and Neglect Forum

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

http://www.njelderabuselaw.com/
  • May 5

    Nursing Home Abuse: Complaint

    Nursing Home Abuse: Complaint
    A chain of nursing homes in Massachusetts was recently purchased by a new corporation, Synergy.  The complaints are continuing:  flimsy adult diapers, lax infection control, pressure sores, dirty dishes,  and not enough nurses.…
  • May 5

    NJ Elder Abuse: Bill for Peggy’s Law Is Pending

    NJ Elder Abuse: Bill for Peggy’s Law Is Pending
    Elder law abuse exists in assisted living and long term care facilities.  There is a bill pending before the Legislature (no date for hearing set) that would amend the statute requiring the reporting to the ombudsman.  The proposed…
  • Apr 15

    Nursing Home Neglect: Nursing Homes May Not Provide Quality Short Term Rehabilitation Care

    Nursing Home Neglect: Nursing Homes May Not Provide Quality Short Term Rehabilitation Care
    The New York Times published an article on April 14, 2015 “In Race for Medicare Dollars, Nursing Home Care May Lag”.  The article discusses the recent trend that nursing homes are now offering short term rehabilitation. …
Rank this Week: 3869

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

By Daniel L. Buckfire.

http://www.michigannursinghomelawyer.org
  • May 4

    Whitehall Healthcare Novi Worker Charged With Patient Abuse

    Whitehall Healthcare Novi Worker Charged With Patient Abuse
    Channel 7 News has reported that an employee of Whitehall Healthcare Center in Novi, Michigan, has  confessed to abusing a patient.  The worker, William Hill has been charged with two counts of Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2983

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/
  • Apr 22

    The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act

    The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act
    On June 8, 2015 a new law will take effect in West Virginia that supports family caregivers when their loved ones are admitted into a hospital. AARP West Virginia promoted the bill (House Bill 2100 that passed unanimously in the West…
  • Mar 31

    Looking for info on the new state budget?

    Looking for info on the new state budget?
    Here's a link to the memo from Governor Tomblin about the revisions he proposes to the House's budget bill HB 2016.
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3103

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
  • Apr 16

    Opening a Safe Deposit Box After Death in NY

    Opening a Safe Deposit Box After Death in NY
    I often receive phone calls from clients who had recently lost a loved one and, among other things, are confused about how to access the decedent’s safe deposit box. A common concern is that the loved one kept their last will in the…
  • Mar 9

    Frequently Asked Probate Question

    Frequently Asked Probate Question
    As a probate lawyer, I am often asked many important questions about the probate process. I have decided to make a list of some of the most frequent questions in an effort to help people understand the process better. What is Probate? Probate…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 3296

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 16

    What you should know about myRA account

    What you should know about myRA account
    MyRA accounts are a new type of government-backed starter retirement savings account, designed for people whose employers do not offer retirement accounts. As of now, anyone who has direct deposit for their paycheck can sign up and start…
  • Apr 13

    Increasing number of American retirees affected by student loan

    Increasing number of American retirees affected by student loan
    A record number of older adults now carry student loan debt, and the phenomenon is still growing: people over 60 are in the fastest growing age group for college debt, according to a report from The New York Times. A record 2.2 million people…
  • Mar 26

    Many employers provide back-up elder care

    Many employers provide back-up elder care
    Hundreds of New York employers provide back-up elder care, designed to help employees stay at work when an unexpected problem arises with elder care. Employees who have registered for back-up elder care can call a care organization when they…
Rank this Week: 2501

Potter Law Firm Blog

Potter Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.potterestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Is Incapacity Planning Really Important?

    Is Incapacity Planning Really Important?
    People often go through life without planning ahead for the eventualities of aging. When you are younger, it can be hard to imagine a time when you will not be capable of doing everything that you can do right now. Plus, there are some…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3045

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 14

    Alzheimer’s 10th Annual Educational Conference and Caregiver Day

    Alzheimer’s 10th Annual Educational Conference and Caregiver Day
    I will be on the afternoon panel of this day-long conference.  This year’s annual conference features the film “Alive Inside,” which shows how music can reach into the depths of our souls even when are minds betray us,…
  • Jan 12

    National Grid Warns Customers to Guard Themselves & Sensitive Account Information

    National Grid Warns Customers to Guard Themselves & Sensitive Account Information
    Apparently scammers are getting better at their craft – received this from my local police department: During this holiday season National Grid and local police departments received an increasing number of calls from customers…
  • Jan 12

    Ice Sledding & Skating at Local Rink

    Ice Sledding & Skating at Local Rink
    In this weekend’s Boston Globe South section, there is an announcement for gear and ice time availability at local rinks.  Several rinks will have ice sleds and skate walkers.  Some rinks will have time slots set aside for…
Rank this Week: 3778

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Mar 24

    Do You Have Incapacitation Planning? WHO Estimates Dementia to Triple by 2050

    Do You Have Incapacitation Planning? WHO Estimates Dementia to Triple by 2050
    Dementia is not an easy illness to manage. Family members are forced to care for and financially back their loved ones when they are no longer able to do so for themselves. In most cases, individuals do not have adequate...
  • Mar 18

    Do you qualify for Aid & Attendance?

    Do you qualify for Aid & Attendance?
    Aid & Attendance is a special pension that offers veterans and their surviving spouses additional funding/assistance for another person to help with eating, dressing, bathing and other daily maintenance matters. Not all veterans will…
  • Mar 16

    Do Americans Underestimate their Life Expectancy?

    Do Americans Underestimate their Life Expectancy?
    Though life expectancy tables can predict that individuals will live a certain number of years, the fact of the matter is that there is a large variety of factors that play into how long a person might live. Mortality tables...
Rank this Week: 3048

Law Offices of Richard B.…

Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.rbsllc.com/blog/
  • Feb 28

    Estate Planning and Digital Asset

    Estate Planning and Digital Asset
    While it’s relatively new, digital assets are quickly becoming the “topic of choice” for clients and their estate planning attorneys. If you are online and have any kind of online account, odds are, there’s value in…
  • Feb 27

    What reasons do you have to revise your estate plan?

    What reasons do you have to revise your estate plan?
    Many clients believe that estate planning is one of those things they do one time and then never think of it again. Nothing could be further from the truth. Just as life is not static, neither are our estate planning efforts. While it is true…
  • Feb 26

    How Can I Protect My Spouse When I Apply for Medicaid?

    How Can I Protect My Spouse When I Apply for Medicaid?
    At some point during your Golden Years there is a very good chance that you will need long-term care. Given the extremely high cost of long-term care that means there is also a very good chance you will need to qualify for the Medicaid…
Rank this Week: 3060

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: 3951

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”…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4036

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/
  • Jan 28

    Glastonbury River Runner

    Glastonbury River Runner
    I'm happy to annouce that I was fortunate enough to be elected to the Board of Directors for the Glastonbury River Runners at the club's Annual Meeting this past Sunday. I have been a member of the club since its...
  • Jan 27

    Blizzard-Shmizzard!

    Blizzard-Shmizzard!
    One of the benefits of having the new home-based law practice is that I can get in a decent amount of legal work (minus time for snow maintenance duties!) regardless of how much snow is dumped on us, as long...
  • Jan 8

    Keenan Law, LLC Hosting Elder Care Discussion

    Keenan Law, LLC Hosting Elder Care Discussion
    I'm on the Health & Wellness Council for the Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce, and the Council is launching its "180 Think" wellness campaign in February. As part of that campaign, I will be hosting a discussion titled "Elder Care…
Rank this Week: 4560

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: 3776

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: 2839

Minko Law Office Blog

Minko Law Office Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.minkolaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 18

    Free Report: Estate Planning For Seniors in New York – Part1

    Free Report: Estate Planning For Seniors in New York – Part1
    What makes estate planning for seniors so important, however, is the very real possibility that you or your family might have to utilize the tools in your plan sooner rather than later. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Estate…
  • Jan 17

    Estate Planning for Seniors in New York: Frequently Asked Question

    Estate Planning for Seniors in New York: Frequently Asked Question
    Estate Planning for Seniors in New York: Frequently Asked Questions from Anthony Minko Your estate is a collection of property you leave behind after you die, or after you lose the ability to make decisions. Estate plans, therefore, are tools…
  • Nov 19

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Basic Estate Plan

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Basic Estate Plan
    In this week’s entry in our ongoing series on essential estate planning knowledge, we are going to focus on what basic estate plans in New York look like. We previously discussed the important elements of what goes into crafting an…
Rank this Week: 3033