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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 23

    When Grandma Becomes Mommy

    When Grandma Becomes Mommy
    Did you know there are more than 8 million children who are being raised by their grandparents? That number’s on the rise, too. AARP refers to these families as “grandfamilies” and it’s not anything like most older…
  • Apr 20

    Marijuana and the Elderly

    Marijuana and the Elderly
    In Honor of National 4/20 Day There are many divisions in our nation, one of the biggest being the debates over legalized marijuana. Regardless of where you stand, there are many reasons as to why people feel the way they do. For some, the…
  • Apr 17

    Legal Guardianship in Ohio

    Legal Guardianship in Ohio
    Legal Guardianship in Ohio from Barry H Zimmer A person, association or corporation appointed by the Ohio probate court to be legally responsible for an incompetent person and/or the person’s property. Learn more about Legal…
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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
  • Apr 23

    The Basics of Whiplash Injurie

    The Basics of Whiplash Injurie
    If you were involved in a rear-end collision and now your neck hurts, you may have the injury known as “whiplash”. Whiplash is a serious injury that is associated with sudden impacts that cause a person’s body to move…
  • Apr 20

    Five Tips for Safe Driving This Spring

    Five Tips for Safe Driving This Spring
    Whether you are commuting to work or driving to your spring vacation spot, now that winter is over you will likely see an increase in the number of cars on the road. Here are five tips to help you stay safe in the driver’s seat this…
  • Apr 16

    Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    Distracted Driving Awareness Month
    Resulting in more than 3,000 deaths and nearly half a million injuries each year, distracted driving is an epidemic that needs to be addressed. With teens and adults alike talking, texting, and engaging in other activities behind the wheel,…
Rank this Week: 3147

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 23

    The Fight for the Family Farm

    The Fight for the Family Farm
    Estate planning covers more than just drafting a will and selecting an executor.  Estate planning encompasses planning for death, as well as disability, incapacity, retirement and business succession.  A family business,…
  • Apr 20

    How Can Same-Sex Partners Make Medical Decisions for One Another?

    How Can Same-Sex Partners Make Medical Decisions for One Another?
    Most heterosexual married couples take for granted the rights and privileges they enjoy in the United States.  They have come to expect that, as spouses, they will be allowed to visit each other in the hospital, and to make decisions…
  • Apr 16

    Traditional or Roth IRA?

    Traditional or Roth IRA?
    Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are common financial instruments used in retirement planning. They allow you to prepare for your future retirement. There are different kinds of retirement accounts, with different requirements and…
Rank this Week: 3333

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

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

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
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German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Apr 23

    Probate and the Uniform Probate Code

    Probate and the Uniform Probate Code
    If you have never given much thought to the subject of estate planning, you may harbor some misconceptions. It can seem as though a last will would be a logical choice for an asset transfer vehicle if you want to make sure that you keep…
  • Apr 21

    What Questions Should I Ask an Elder Law Attorney?

    What Questions Should I Ask an Elder Law Attorney?
    Sometimes you need professional guidance when you are navigating difficult waters. This certainly comes into play when you are looking ahead toward the eventualities of aging. Elder law attorneys understand the lay of the land, and they can…
  • Apr 16

    When Would I Use a Special Needs Trust?

    When Would I Use a Special Needs Trust?
    The estate planning toolkit is extensive, and there is the right tool for the right job as it were. You should carefully consider the life situation of the people that will be inheriting assets from you, and you should utilize the ideal…
Rank this Week: 3169

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    Free Report: California Medi-Cal Planning: What Can the Healthy Spouse Keep?

    Free Report: California Medi-Cal Planning: What Can the Healthy Spouse Keep?
    If you need living assistance, this is considered to be custodial care. Medicare will pay for up to 100 days of convalescent care after surgery, but it will not pick up the tab for custodial care. Topics covered in this report include: The…
  • Apr 22

    What Is Northern California Estate Planning

    What Is Northern California Estate Planning
    What Is Northern California Estate Planning from Timothy Murphy Every responsible adult should have an estate plan in place. Learn more about Estate Planning in Northern California in this presentation.  
  • Apr 19

    Preparing for Northern California Incapacity: Part 2 of 2

    Preparing for Northern California Incapacity: Part 2 of 2
    Preparing for Northern California Incapacity: Part 2 of 2 from Timothy Murphy  Is the only way to guarantee that you will be protected if you become incapacitated. Learn more about Preparing for Northern California Incapacity in…
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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

    Estate Planning & Elder Care Seminar

    Estate Planning & Elder Care Seminar
    We do everything possible to provide educational opportunities to people in the greater San Jose area, because many people fail to plan ahead due to a lack of information. From an electronic perspective, we publish an ongoing stream of…
  • Apr 21

    Does the Medi-Cal Look-Back Apply if I Give a Caregiver Child My Home?

    Does the Medi-Cal Look-Back Apply if I Give a Caregiver Child My Home?
    Medi-Cal is California’s version of the Medicaid program that is jointly administered by the federal government along with each respective state government. This program is very important for many senior citizens, because it will pay…
  • Apr 16

    Can My Spouse Use My Estate Tax Exclusion After I Die?

    Can My Spouse Use My Estate Tax Exclusion After I Die?
    There is a federal estate tax exclusion that exists as the line in the sand that divides the people who are exposed to the tax from those who are exempt. If the value of your estate does not exceed the amount of this exclusion, you are exempt…
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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: 3011

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Covers New York estate planning, probate, elder law and health care issues. By Dutcher & Zatkowsky.

http://www.dutcher-zatkowsky.com
  • Apr 22

    Keeping Loneliness Away In Retirement

    Keeping Loneliness Away In Retirement
    Retirement can be difficult for many. You may live far from your family. You find it hard to meet new friends. You no longer have job to go to. It can be lonely. A story on the huffingtonpost.com suggests five ways to avoid loneliness in…
  • Apr 15

    Filing Taxes For A Family Member Who Has Passed On

    Filing Taxes For A Family Member Who Has Passed On
    When a family member dies, you aren’t usually thinking about paperwork. But there is plenty of it. And one of the things that must be done is the filing of a final tax return. View image | gettyimages.com When someone dies, an estate is…
  • Apr 8

    Coach Was Generous and Smart

    Coach Was Generous and Smart
    The late basketball coach Dean Smith of the University of North Carolina got a lot of publicity over leaving $200 to each of about 180 players he coached over the years. But notice how he did it. Coach Smith arranged for the payouts to come…
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Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyer.center/
  • Apr 21

    Extendicare Pays $38 Million for Poor Care

    Extendicare Pays $38 Million for Poor Care
    One of the country's largest nursing home chains was recently hit with a $38 million negligence and fraud settlement. This type of healthcare fraud is common in poorly-operated nursing homes throughout the country. Any evidence or suspicion…
  • Mar 11

    Ernie Banks Story Shows Lessons in Elder Financial Abuse

    Ernie Banks Story Shows Lessons in Elder Financial Abuse
    Ernest "Ernie" Banks was a professional baseball player who spent his entire career with the Chicago Cubs, earning him the title "Mr. Cubs." He was a national legend but particularly beloved in Chicago, where we consider him one of the…
  • Mar 4

    Overuse of Psychiatric Drugs in Nursing Homes Widespread

    Overuse of Psychiatric Drugs in Nursing Homes Widespread
    Our nursing home negligence lawyers often write on the overuse of dangerous medications in nursing homes - a practice known as chemical restraint - on this blog. It is an extremely important, insidious issue that has been hidden by nursing…
Rank this Week: 3815

Walker Lambe

Walker Lambe

Covers North Carolina elder law and estate planning.

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

    The 2015 Lifetime Estate Tax Exclusion & Annual Gift Tax

    The 2015 Lifetime Estate Tax Exclusion & Annual Gift Tax
    Historic Overview Congress and the Wilson administration established the original federal estate tax in 1916. However, the lack of an annual gift tax limitation provided a large unintended loophole for individuals to distribute inheritances…
  • Feb 23

    The 2015 Lifetime Estate Tax Exclusion & Annual Gift Tax

    The 2015 Lifetime Estate Tax Exclusion & Annual Gift Tax
    Historic Overview Congress and the Wilson administration established the original federal estate tax in 1916. However, the lack of an annual gift tax limitation provided a large unintended loophole for individuals to distribute inheritances…
Rank this Week: 2691

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 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…
  • Apr 21

    Will I Have to Deal With a Paralegal at Your Office?

    Will I Have to Deal With a Paralegal at Your Office?
    Some clients ask, often with apprehension, whether they will have to deal with a paralegal.  In reality, the benefits that a well-trained estate planning paralegal can bring to the attorney-client relationship are many.  While not…
  • Apr 8

    When Do I Need to Start Asset Protection Planning?

    When Do I Need to Start Asset Protection Planning?
    It is important for debtors to have strategies for protecting their valuable assets from potential creditors, just as it is important for creditors to have techniques for collecting debts.   Furthermore, just as creditors are…
Rank this Week: 2987

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

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

    Estate Planning Checklist – Making Sure You Have the Right Tools in Your Estate Planning Toolbox

    Estate Planning Checklist – Making Sure You Have the Right Tools in Your Estate Planning Toolbox
    Whether you’re starting your first job, trying to decide who to name as guardians for your kids or trying to plan for retirement, it is important to make sure that your Estate Planning toolbox is properly stocked with the right tools…
  • Apr 14

    What Not To Do: Common Long-term Care Mistake

    What Not To Do: Common Long-term Care Mistake
    We’ve seen almost every mistake imaginable. Transfers of property, questionable financial products, botched applications for Medicaid or Veterans’ benefits.  From the best outcomes to the worst and everything in between. When…
  • Mar 17

    Don’t Leave a Mess: How to Avoid Disputes When You Aren’t There to Settle Them

    Don’t Leave a Mess: How to Avoid Disputes When You Aren’t There to Settle Them
    Whether you die a prince or a pauper, disputes can arise among those left behind.  Conflicts between your children from a prior marriage and your current spouse; arguments among your kids; disputes between your executor and your…
Rank this Week: 2710

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/
  • Apr 20

    Differences in Medicare and ALTCS

    Differences in Medicare and ALTCS
    Question: Why do I need to even consider Arizona Long Term Care System when I have Medicare? After paying into the Medicare system for my entire career, shouldn’t Medicare cover my medical expenses? I don’t understand why I need…
  • Apr 13

    ALTCS Has a Network of Facilitie

    ALTCS Has a Network of Facilitie
    Question: My mother has lived in the same assisted living community for three years, and we both really like most everything about her accommodations. After three years of paying for care, however, mom is just about out of money, and we need…
  • Apr 7

    Things to Know About Long-Term Care

    Things to Know About Long-Term Care
    Question: I am in the process of helping my father apply for Arizona Long Term Care System. How long will it take to process, and if the application is approved, will ALTCS pay us back for the costs we incur while the application…
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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 20

    What Is a Maintenance Allowance?

    What Is a Maintenance Allowance?
    If you have arrived at the difficult decision to place your spouse in a long-term care facility you have only just begun to make the first of many difficult decisions. Once you have decided that your spouse does, indeed, need long-term care…
  • Apr 13

    Who Should You Designate as Successor Trustee of You Family Wealth Trust?

    Who Should You Designate as Successor Trustee of You Family Wealth Trust?
    Despite the name, a Family Wealth Trust is a type of trust that is commonly used by the average person as part of a comprehensive estate plan. If you are considering the inclusion of a Family Wealth Trust, or FWT, in your estate plan you will…
  • Apr 10

    Do Assets in a Trust Get a Step Up in Basis for Income Tax Purposes?

    Do Assets in a Trust Get a Step Up in Basis for Income Tax Purposes?
    A comprehensive estate plan usually includes several additional strategies and tools above and beyond the creation of a Last Will and Testament. One common addition to a thorough estate plan is a living trust agreement. If you have never…
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Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Apr 20

    Having the Tough “Talk” with Your Aging Parent

    Having the Tough “Talk” with Your Aging Parent
    Having the difficult “talk” with your aging parents about elderly living arrangements, end-of-life care, and finances during retirement is one discussion most people would rather put off as long as possible. Putting off this talk…
  • Apr 10

    Estate Planning 101

    Estate Planning 101
    Deciding how to divide your assets and making sure your loved ones receive what you want them to have can be a simple matter. However, this is only possible if you understand the process of estate planning and where to begin. On the other…
  • Apr 1

    Estate Planning in a Second Marriage

    Estate Planning in a Second Marriage
    Second marriages and blended families can be a challenge. Now that you are ready to plan your estate, the challenges continue. How do you divide an estate equally among the constellation of heirs titled “His, Hers, and Ours?”…
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Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 19

    Second Marriage – Happily Ever After? (Part 2)

    Second Marriage – Happily Ever After? (Part 2)
                    Last week I was telling you about George and Mary.  Mary has dementia and may soon need nursing home care.   George had gone to an elder…
  • Apr 12

    Second Marriage – Happily Ever After?

    Second Marriage – Happily Ever After?
                    George called me because his wife, Mary wasn’t doing well.  She has dementia and he is facing the prospect of needing long term care for…
  • Apr 5

    Confusing Medicaid with Other Government Programs (Part 2)

    Confusing Medicaid with Other Government Programs (Part 2)
                    Last week I was telling you about the call I received from Lou.  His dad had been living in senior housing but now needs nursing home care. …
Rank this Week: 2550

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

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

    Estate Planning for Seniors in Oklahoma: Essential Concept

    Estate Planning for Seniors in Oklahoma: Essential Concept
    Estate Planning for Seniors in Oklahoma: Essential Concepts from Larry Parman As a senior there are pressing concerns that your estate plan will need to address, such as the possibility that you might one day need to have someone make…
  • Apr 16

    Free Report: Do I Pay Oklahoma Taxes When Someone Leaves Me Money?

    Free Report: Do I Pay Oklahoma Taxes When Someone Leaves Me Money?
      You are not required to report an inheritance as income for income tax purposes, but there are transfer taxes that can be applicable. Topics covered in this white paper include: Income Taxes Federal Estate Tax State-level Estate Tax…
  • Apr 16

    Free Report: What Is the Annual Gift Tax Exclusion in Oklahoma?

    Free Report: What Is the Annual Gift Tax Exclusion in Oklahoma?
      The annual gift tax exclusion allows you to give up to $14,000 to any number of gift recipients within a calendar year free of the gift tax. Topics covered in this white paper include: Additional Gift Tax Exclusions Lifetime Unified…
Rank this Week: 3008

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    National Healthcare Decisions Day: Why Planning Ahead Matter

    National Healthcare Decisions Day: Why Planning Ahead Matter
    If you were in an accident today or became suddenly sick and couldn’t speak for yourself, would your family know your healthcare wishes? Would they know for certain what you would want the hospital and doctors to do? And would they be…
  • Apr 2

    Digital Assets Part I: Facebook’s Legacy Contact – A Step in the Right Direction

    Digital Assets Part I: Facebook’s Legacy Contact – A Step in the Right Direction
    Up until recently, your loved ones and even the executor (or “Personal Representative”) of your estate would be denied access to your Facebook account after your death. To address the issues this created, Facebook has…
  • Mar 24

    Movies About Estate Planning: Alive Inside

    Movies About Estate Planning: Alive Inside
    Alive Inside is another captivating movie about a subject that regularly touches our practice as estate planners: dementia. This documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music and Memory, as he…
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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…
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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/
  • 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. …
  • Apr 14

    Nursing Home Abuse: Choking

    Nursing Home Abuse: Choking
    A Connecticut nursing home was fined after a resident, who was supposed to receive a pureed diet, was given a tray of chopped and not pureed food.  The nurse’s aide had mistakenly given the wrong tray to the resident.  The…
  • Dec 9

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

    Nursing Home Abuse: Bill Introduced To Permit Video Recording In Room
    NJ Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto has introduced a bill (A-3883) on November 13, 2014 to permit video cameras and audio recorders in residents’ rooms to help prevent abuse and neglect by nursing home staff members.  The bill…
Rank this Week: 4060

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: 3335

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 19

    Don’t Have An Unsettled Legacy

    Don’t Have An Unsettled Legacy
    The children of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. are involved in litigation in Atlanta over control of his bible and his Nobel Prize medal. One group wants them to be sold. Another group wants them donated to Morehouse College. It is sad that this…
Rank this Week: 3337

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
  • 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…
  • Feb 13

    Facebook & Estate Planning

    Facebook & Estate Planning
    Facebook recently announced a limited digital estate planning functionality, called Facebook Legacy Contacts, associated with Facebook accounts: Today we’re introducing a new feature that lets people choose a legacy contact—a…
Rank this Week: 3401

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/
  • Apr 1

    Questions asked and answered from our last workshop!

    Questions asked and answered from our last workshop!
    I have elderly parents with modest assets. Is it possible to protect any of those assets? What is the financial impact of parents moving into my home for care? Do I have liability as their Power of Attorney? Is it possible to use Veterans…
  • Mar 20

    When is it too late to protect assets when qualifying for Medicaid?

    When is it too late to protect assets when qualifying for Medicaid?
    Quick answer: when all (or almost all) of your assets are spent down and you’re qualified for Medicaid benefits. Until that time, there are usually opportunities for some savings. Most people are aware that Medicaid provides benefits…
  • Feb 16

    Support the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act

    Support the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act
    A special needs trust holds assets (usually funds) for the benefit of a disabled person without affecting any public benefits the person may receive, such as SSI or Medicaid. Those assets can then be used for the disabled person’s…
Rank this Week: 3981

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Mar 23

    Contesting Wills and Estates: What Elements are Needed for Legitimacy?

    Contesting Wills and Estates: What Elements are Needed for Legitimacy?
    In a recent issue of Maclean’s Magazine, the story of David Bull was shared to millions of readers throughout the country. In essence, Mr. Bull was left out of his father’s will and decided to contest the validity of the document…
  • Mar 20

    Personal Injury Lawyers Recommend Recording Details of Accident Scene

    Personal Injury Lawyers Recommend Recording Details of Accident Scene
    As reported in Global News, a man from Vancouver Island crashed his car into a power pole at 60kmph in the wee hours of the morning last January 11. Andrew MacDonald was trapped in his car until firefighters arrived at the scene. Despite his…
  • Mar 18

    Victoria, BC Lawyers Lead Distracted Driving Program for Young Driver

    Victoria, BC Lawyers Lead Distracted Driving Program for Young Driver
    Due to the growing number of young drivers involved in car accidents as a result of distracted driving, the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia is taking the initiative to launch a program addressing this concern. Victoria, BC…
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Fiduciary Folio

Fiduciary Folio

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

http://www.tannerpittmanlaw.com/blog-fiduciary-folio.html
  • Mar 6

    Clarke County Superior Court totally reversed on appeal in trust matter

    Clarke County Superior Court totally reversed on appeal in trust matter
    The superior court judge of Athens-Clarke County apparently totally botched a trust litigation matter, according to the Georgia Court of Appeals. The lower court had determined that a trust's maker (the "settlor") had improperly amended…
  • Feb 25

    Facebook at vanguard of digital inheritance

    Facebook at vanguard of digital inheritance
    Facebook users (of which this firm is not one) have long since realized that their accounts are digital journals of their lives. These records are valuable, not only to users, but to their posterity.  Responding to…
  • Dec 9

    Special Juvenile Immigrant Statu

    Special Juvenile Immigrant Statu
    Our law office regularly helps clients with family legal transactions, including child custody, prenuptial agreements, family partnerships, and - lately - guardianships based upon a child's dependent status. Today, we are launching our…
Rank this Week: 3978

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiaelderabuselawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3909

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: 3332

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: 2062

Vandrew Law Blog

Vandrew Law Blog

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

http://vandrew.com/
  • Feb 14

    NJ Estate Planning Update for 2015

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

    NJ Estate Planning Update for 2015

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

    S-Corporations and Health Insurance under the Affordable Care Act

    S-Corporations and Health Insurance under the Affordable Care Act
    Before the Affordable Care Act, rather than obtain a group health plan for employees, many small businesses would simply reimburse their employees for the individual health plans that they obtained on their own. Under this old system, the…
Rank this Week: 3846

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…
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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/
  • Feb 5

    What Are the Disadvantages to a Medicaid Trust?

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

    Do You Need a Business Succession Plan?

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

    Trusts Basics in New York: What You Need to Know

    Trusts Basics in New York: What You Need to Know
    Trusts Basics in New York: What You Need To Know from Saul Kobrick An important factor in the success or failure of a trust is the trustee. Learn more about Trusts Basics in New York  in this presentation.
Rank this Week: 3359

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

By Daniel L. Buckfire.

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

    Broken Hip Lawsuit Filed Against Michigan Nursing Home

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

    Novi Nursing Home Fall Settlement

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

    Bed Sore Settlements in Michigan

    Bed Sore Settlements in Michigan
    Bed sore settlements in Michigan nursing home lawsuits  are often substantial because of the serious harm caused by the condition.  Our nursing home neglect lawyers frequently obtain sizable settlements for the resident.  In…
Rank this Week: 3275

The Estate Planning and Wealth…

The Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation Blog for Trusted Advisors

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

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

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

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

    Important Update to the 2014 Israeli Trust Income Tax Law

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

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

    Recent Changes to Pennsylvania’s Power of Attorney Law May Impact You
    Pennsylvania has passed new legislation, known as Act 95 of 2014 (the “Act”), which has made significant changes to Pennsylvania’s Power of Attorney statute.  Most of the provisions take effect January 1, 2015, but…
Rank this Week: 2842

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: 3579

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: 2851

Musings of a Massachusetts Estate…

Musings of a Massachusetts Estate Lawyer

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

http://blog.deplawfirm.com/
  • Jan 20

    Four Reasons to Own Life Insurance

    Four Reasons to Own Life Insurance
      Let’s face it: most people are averse to life insurance. For permanent policies, the premiums are high, and the payouts typically don’t happen until you die. Couple that with the fact that many life insurance agents are…
  • Jan 6

    How Wealthy People Avoid Estate Taxe

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

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

    Your New Year’s Resolution Starts with a Phone Call (or email).
    The holiday season is a time of great religious and economic significance. And even in our busy lives, it is a time for reflection. For many of us, the fruits of our reflection are our annual resolutions: to become healthier, to spend more…
Rank this Week: 3830

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: 3315

North Carolina Trusts and Estates…

North Carolina Trusts and Estates Litigation

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

https://ncestatelitigation.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 5

    An Interview With North Carolina’s Senior Administrative Law Judge

    An Interview With North Carolina’s Senior Administrative Law Judge
    Following is an interview I conducted recently with North Carolina’s Senior Administrative Law Judge, Fred G. Morrison, Jr., for the Administrative Lawyer newsletter: A Year of Recognition For more than five decades, Fred Gilbert…
  • Jan 5

    A Recent Interview With North Carolina’s Senior Administrative Law Judge

    A Recent Interview With North Carolina’s Senior Administrative Law Judge
    Following is an interview I conducted recently with North Carolina’s Senior Administrative Law Judge Fred G. Morrison, Jr. for the Administrative Lawyer newsletter: A Year of Recognition For more than five decades, Fred Gilbert…
  • Dec 1

    Pitfalls to Avoid in Estate Planning

    Pitfalls to Avoid in Estate Planning
    Several online web sites provide forms for people to create their own wills for a fee less than that of hiring a typical attorney.  Earlier this year, a member of the Florida Supreme Court called that approach “penny-wise and…
Rank this Week: 2754

The Law Office of Michael…

The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C.

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.mrobinsonlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 25

    Free Report: Revocable Living Trusts in New York: Benefits and Importance

    Free Report: Revocable Living Trusts in New York: Benefits and Importance
    The main benefit of a revocable living trust comes after you die and it’s time to pass your property on to inheritors. The property you pass through your living trust will give you a chance to ensure that your inheritors receive…
  • Dec 17

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

    Free Report: What Questions Should I Ask a New York Elder Law Attorney
    There are a number of different pressing elder law issues at the present time and you should be aware of the facts so that you can plan ahead in an intelligent and informed manner. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Are There Any…
  • Dec 17

    Free Report: What is Estate Planning in New York

    Free Report: What is Estate Planning in New York
    A look at some basic information about estate planning as well as the the components that would comprise a comprehensive estate plan. Learn more about estate planning in New York in this presentation. Topics covered in this report include:…
Rank this Week: 3338

Shober & Rock Blog

Shober & Rock Blog

Covers elder law in Pennsylvania.

http://shober-rock.com/the-blog/
  • Dec 19

    Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 – Individual

    Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 – Individual
    Congress has extended many popular tax provisions that significantly impact individuals and businesses. Late on December 16, 2014, the Senate, following earlier action in the House of Representatives, voted 76 to 16 to pass an identical…
  • Dec 19

    Elder Law Attorneys Specialize in Helping the Elderly

    Elder Law Attorneys Specialize in Helping the Elderly
    Many elderly persons rely entirely on their children, family members or other individuals to help them. This dependence upon caregivers or family members makes an older person more vulnerable to abuse and financial exploitation. Legal…
  • Nov 16

    IRS Cost of Living Limitations for 2015

    IRS Cost of Living Limitations for 2015
    IRS Cost of Living 2015 IRS Cost-of-Living Limitations 2014 2015 Deferral Limit for 401(k), 403(b), Salary Reduction SEPs $17,500.00 $18,000.00 SIMPLE Plan Deferral Limit $12,000.00 $12,500.00 Catch-up Limit 401(k), 403(b) (Ages 50+)…
Rank this Week: 3148

Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli…

Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli Blog

Covers New Jersey elder law and estate planning.

http://www.dvanarelli.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4096

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse

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

http://www.nursinghomeabuse.net/blog/
  • Sep 30

    Senior Care Worker Charged With Nursing Home Abuse of Dementia Patient

    Senior Care Worker Charged With Nursing Home Abuse of Dementia Patient
    A 45-year-old senior care worker from the city of Salisbury, UK has been found guilty of five counts of ill-treatment of a number of elderly dementia patients in a shocking nursing home abuse case.  Agneszkia Sztokmanska was an employee…
  • Sep 23

    Elder Abuse Case Takes A Further Sinister Tone As Family Members Charged With Attempted Murder

    Elder Abuse Case Takes A Further Sinister Tone As Family Members Charged With Attempted Murder
    Two of the five people arrested for elder abuse and neglect in Madison, W. Virginia have now also been charged with attempted murder after a shocking discovery by police officials in the city. Regina Meadows, 41, and Elizabeth Austin,…
  • Sep 16

    Caregiver Charged With Elder Abuse in California

    Caregiver Charged With Elder Abuse in California
    A 42-year-old woman from Salinas, California who was employed to look after an elderly person has pleaded no contest to elder abuse. Daisy Yolanda Ramirez was hired in 2009 but over the course of the following few years Monterey Police...Read…
Rank this Week: 4914

Duffy Law Office

Duffy Law Office

Covers estate planning and elder law in Iowa.

http://www.duffylawoffice.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Why Is Incapacity Planning Important?

    Why Is Incapacity Planning Important?
    Everyone should have an incapacity component embedded within a broader estate plan. In this post we will look at the importance of incapacity planning. Aging of the Population People are living longer and longer lives. The average life span…
  • Aug 19

    Can Medicaid Take My Home?

    Can Medicaid Take My Home?
    When you plan your estate, you work with an estate planning attorney to devise a strategy for transferring your assets after you pass away. However, if you want to be comprehensively prepared for the future, you should consider the…
  • Aug 14

    Can a Trust Be Used to Complete a Medicaid Spend Down?

    Can a Trust Be Used to Complete a Medicaid Spend Down?
    Medicare will help with your medical expenses when you reach the age of eligibility if you qualify, but the program will not pay for long-term care. This is a problem for most people, because long-term care is quite expensive. The average…
Rank this Week: 2676