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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Mar 28

    Article on Wills, Trusts, Guardianships, and Fiduciary Administration

    Article on Wills, Trusts, Guardianships, and Fiduciary Administration
    Mary F. Radford recently published an Article entitled, Wills, Trusts, Guardianships, and Fiduciary Administration, 68 Mercer L. Rev. 321 (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This Article describes selected cases and…
  • Mar 28

    Article on Social Welfare Theory of Inheritance Regulation

    Article on Social Welfare Theory of Inheritance Regulation
    Mark Glover recently published an Article entitled, A Social Welfare Theory of Inheritance Regulation, 2018 Utah L. Rev. (Forthcoming). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: The law of succession grants donors broad freedom to decide…
  • Mar 28

    Article on the Power of Trusts in Anglo-American Business History

    Article on the Power of Trusts in Anglo-American Business History
    John Morley recently published an Article entitled, The Common Law Corporation: The Power of the Trust in Anglo-American Business History, 116 Colum. L. Rev. 2145 (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This Essay challenges a…
Rank this Week: 76

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 22

    Unpublished Appellate Opinions - Don't Use Them

    Unpublished Appellate Opinions - Don't Use Them
    A hallmark of our legal system is the establishment of precedent, or case holding, from appellate courts that bind future cases. That is, the prior case can be cited in a subsequent case to argue for a similar outcome, provided the facts are…
  • Mar 9

    Settlement Agreement

    Settlement Agreement
    When given the opportunity to be certain in a litigated matter, it is typically prudent to opt for such a route. This can eliminate future uncertainty. In a recent unpublished appellate opinion, the parties unfortunately decided against such…
  • Feb 22

    A California Estate Tax?

    A California Estate Tax?
    There is a federal estate tax, for now. The current president and both houses of Congress have indicated a desire to repeal the federal estate tax. Although the details of such a repeal have not been clearly defined. In response, CA state…
Rank this Week: 117

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Feb 3

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing
    In 1974, Lord Lucan, British aristocrat (think James Bond and Martinis, according to the New York Times), vanished after the body of his children’s nanny was found dead in the basement of his house. A year later, in 1975, Lord Lucan,…
  • Feb 2

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere
    As Alzheimer Awareness Month draws to a close, the message the Alzheimer Society of Canada intended to convey in the #StillHere campaign is clear: A diagnosis of dementia does not necessarily mean that an individual is no longer capable of…
  • Feb 2

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death
    This week on Hull on Estates, David Morgan Smith and Noah Weisberg discuss the responsibility for joint debt upon death of one of the debtors. Should you have any questions, please email us at webmaster@hullandhull.com or leave a comment on…
Rank this Week: 164

NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

Focuses on New Jersey divorce and estate planning. By Paul G. Kostro.

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
Rank this Week: 213

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Mar 26

    Petitioner Requests Judicial Settlements of Account

    Petitioner Requests Judicial Settlements of Account
    The petition herein prays for the judicial settlement of the accounts of the trustees and for a construction of the validity and effect of the last will and testament of testator and the appointment thereunder of Mr. E Jr. and for the…
  • Mar 23

    Petitioner Alleges Lack of Testamentary Capacity

    Petitioner Alleges Lack of Testamentary Capacity
    In this contested probate litigation proceeding, three motions are before the court. Decedent died on August 8, 1956 survived by several brothers and sisters and by an alleged spouse, the objector herein, to whom she was married on August 8,…
  • Mar 19

    Question Before the Court Relates to Rights of the Trustee

    Question Before the Court Relates to Rights of the Trustee
    At issue in this proceeding is the right of the trustees of the estate of the donor of a power of appointment to commissions for paying out the appointive property to trustees appointed under the will of the donee of such power. Testator Mr.…
Rank this Week: 287

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Covers issues relating to wills, trusts, estate planning, and probate in Texas. By Rania Combs.

http://www.texaswillsandtrustslaw.com
  • Mar 24

    Will My Estate Have to Pay an Estate Tax?

    Will My Estate Have to Pay an Estate Tax?
    One of the biggest issues of concern for my clients is the estate tax. Some politicians have labeled it the “death tax,” which gives many Americans the impression that anytime anyone dies, there is a tax to pay. In fact, the…
  • Mar 13

    Can A Will Revoke A Transfer On Death Deed?

    Can A Will Revoke A Transfer On Death Deed?
    The Texas Transfer on Death Deed allows owners of real estate to transfer property to their beneficiaries outside the probate process. The deed works like a beneficiary designation on a retirement plan or an insurance policy. It allows you to…
  • Mar 3

    When is it Proper to Use a Small Estate Affidavit?

    When is it Proper to Use a Small Estate Affidavit?
    A small estate affidavit is a legal document that can be used to transfer property to heirs without a formal probate. The use of a small estate affidavit is permitted in only limited circumstances. In Texas, heirs can take advantage of a…
Rank this Week: 223

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

Covers Florida estate planning and condo laws. By Sackrin & Tolchinsky.

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Mar 21

    Can You Collect Attorney Fees From a Bank Related To A Foreclosure?

    Can You Collect Attorney Fees From a Bank Related To A Foreclosure?
    Residential foreclosures are still a problem for many home owners in Florida, particularly here in Broward County, Miami-Dade County, and Palm Beach County. To make matters worse, some banks are still committing wrongful acts during the…
  • Mar 7

    Residential Security Deposit Lawsuits in Florida

    Residential Security Deposit Lawsuits in Florida
    For tenants moving out of apartments, condos, homes, or other residential dwellings here in Florida, they have the right to expect the return of their security deposit (provided they have not damaged the property and they themselves have…
  • Feb 21

    Conditions a Bank Must Satisfy Before Filing a Foreclosure in Florida

    Conditions a Bank Must Satisfy Before Filing a Foreclosure in Florida
    If a bank intends to file a foreclosure, there are conditions (or steps) the bank must take prior to filing a lawsuit. Some of these conditions are set forth in federal and state law and others can be contained within the mortgage…
Rank this Week: 278

Elder Law Office of David Wingate,…

Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLC

Covers elder law, assisted living facilities, estate planning, and nursing homes.

http://blog.davidwingate.com/
  • Mar 8

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)
    Related proposals pertaining to qualified plans and individual retirement accounts. In addition, the Green Book includes the following proposals that pertain to qualified plans and IRAs: A limit on the total accrual of retirement benefits by…
  • Mar 7

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)
    Sales, exchanges and “comparable transactions” with grantor trusts. The Obama Administration would attempt to address the disconnect between the income tax rules and the estate tax rules that apply to intentionally defective grantor…
  • Mar 7

    Social Security Ups Disability Safeguard

    Social Security Ups Disability Safeguard
    The Social Security Administration is expanding a program nationally to help bar criminals from controlling benefits on behalf of individuals with disabilities and the elderly. The program originally launched as a pilot in the…
Rank this Week: 232

California Tax Attorney Blog

California Tax Attorney Blog

Covers tax controversies involving the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board, as well as California probate, estate planning matters and business transactions. By Mitchell A. Port.

http://www.californiataxattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Test Entry

    Test Entry
    Testing schedule feature
  • Aug 30

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled yesterday that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling…
  • Aug 30

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled yesterday that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling…
Rank this Week: 279

Liberty Law Blog

Liberty Law Blog

Covers estate planning, estate taxes, probate and trusts.

http://www.libertylawapc.com/blog
  • Aug 6

    Successfully Passing the Family Business to Children

    Successfully Passing the Family Business to Children
    Some good reminders from www.estateplanning.com on the importance of being prepared to pass the family business to your kids: If you own and operate a business, you need to have a plan for the future of the business in the event you become…
  • Jun 28

    The Importance of Reviewing Beneficiary Designation

    The Importance of Reviewing Beneficiary Designation
    Did you know that if you do not properly designate beneficiaries on assets like life insurance & retirement accounts – those assets may be distributed to your “estate” instead of your intended beneficiary? This can increase the…
  • Jun 13

    Even young adults should plan their Estate

    Even young adults should plan their Estate
    Good summary article here on why its important for young adults to think about getting some basic documents in place. Tweet
Rank this Week: 319

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Mar 29

    Teaching Computers Not to Forget Could Cut the Costs of Litigation

    Teaching Computers Not to Forget Could Cut the Costs of Litigation
    We trust our computers to handle our to-do lists and calendars because they never forget, right? While computers are good at remembering what we tell them (and a big thank you to Google for remembering my kids’ birthdays), one of the…
  • Mar 28

    Lancaster County Reassessment – Commercial and Industrial Property Assessment Appeal

    Lancaster County Reassessment – Commercial and Industrial Property Assessment Appeal
    We have written a couple of posts about the Lancaster County-wide Property Tax Reassessment.  In this post, we want to focus specifically on commercial and industrial properties.  This includes any sort of income producing…
  • Mar 27

    Insurance Considerations for Liquor Licensee

    Insurance Considerations for Liquor Licensee
    I have the pleasure of working with numerous clients who own bars, restaurants, hotels and breweries, so when Nate Bunty asked me to participate in an Expert Interview on Liquor Liability I was happy to share some of the knowledge and…
Rank this Week: 325

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Mar 29

    Tips for Drafting an Understandable Trust

    Tips for Drafting an Understandable Trust
    The purpose of a trust document is to convey information to its intended audience. But that audience is typically a very disparate group in terms of its education in general and its knowledge of trusts and taxes in particular. How can you…
  • Mar 27

    Should You Discuss Damages During Opening and Closing?

    Should You Discuss Damages During Opening and Closing?
    Whether and how you discuss damages in your opening statement and closing argument is a strategic consideration. A plaintiff discussing damages in the opening may turn jurors off, but not doing so can be a tactical mistake. Defendants usually…
  • Mar 24

    Would an “Insured” by Any Other Name Be as Covered?

    Would an “Insured” by Any Other Name Be as Covered?
    Automobile liability policies provide coverage both to “named insureds” and “insureds.” Do you understand the coverage consequences of this distinction? When representing an insured in a car accident case, you need to…
Rank this Week: 411

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

Covers corporate trustees, compensation disputes, contested guardianship proceedings, creditors' claims, homestead litigation, will construction litigation, and trust and estates litigation. By Juan C. Antunez.

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
  • Mar 29

    Federal Judge Rules Florida Must Add Same-Sex Spouses to Death Certificate

    Federal Judge Rules Florida Must Add Same-Sex Spouses to Death Certificate
    Birchfield v. Armstrong, No. 4:15-cv-00615-RH-CAS, —- WL —– (N.D. Fla. March 23, 2017) Florida’s same-sex widows and widowers whose spouses died before the U.S. Supreme Court declared in Obergefell v.…
  • Mar 20

    3d DCA: What’s it take to for a prospective client to conflict you out of an inheritance case?

    3d DCA: What’s it take to for a prospective client to conflict you out of an inheritance case?
    Lopez v. Flores, — So.3d —-, 2017 WL 1018492 (Fla. 3d DCA March 15, 2017) Our ethics rules evolved in the civil litigation context, which means the rules assume a lawyer has only one client involved in a particular matter,…
  • Mar 13

    2d DCA: Is an “estate” a legal entity that can be sued?

    2d DCA: Is an “estate” a legal entity that can be sued?
    Spradley v. Spradley, — So.3d —-, 2017 WL 913632 (Fla. 2d DCA March 08, 2017) You’ll often hear lawyers speak in terms of suing “the estate,” or transferring property to “the estate,” or collecting a…
Rank this Week: 560

Wade Law Offices Blog

Wade Law Offices Blog

Coves estate planning.

http://wadelawcorp.com/blog/
  • Mar 28

    Estate planning to prepare for the death of a spouse

    Estate planning to prepare for the death of a spouse
    Whether couples are newly married or advanced in age, it is important that they try to engage in end-of-life planning, including keeping their wills current, creating powers of attorney and establishing advance directives for health care.…
  • Mar 24

    Picking the Right Successor Trustee

    Picking the Right Successor Trustee
    Few people take the time to arrange in advance for someone else to handle their financial issues when they can no longer fully care for themselves. It’s an easy decision to put off, partly because it’s emotionally stressful to…
  • Mar 23

    The advantages of establishing a quiet trust

    The advantages of establishing a quiet trust
    Many families are concerned about transferring wealth to their children because they feel the children are unprepared to manage their inheritance. In fact, just one-third of affluent parents have revealed their wealth to their heirs.…
Rank this Week: 453

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Creating a Plan for Minor Children

    Creating a Plan for Minor Children
    Estate planning has many benefits, with one of the best being that it allows our clients to have peace of mind.  This peace of mind comes from knowing that your family members can be taken care of if something happens to you.  This…
  • Mar 16

    Jacksonville Probate Attorney: Missing Beneficiarie

    Jacksonville Probate Attorney: Missing Beneficiarie
    Jacksonville Probate: How to Handle Missing Beneficiaries Jacksonville probate attorneys often deal with a beneficiary that is alive, but no one knows this person’s address.  If a beneficiary goes missing or cannot be found, then…
  • Mar 14

    Jacksonville Estate Planning For Single Parent

    Jacksonville Estate Planning For Single Parent
    Jacksonville Estate Planning For Single Parents One of the best aspects of Jacksonville estate planning is that every plan can be tailored to a person’s life and specific needs.  In Jacksonville, Estate planning is important for…
Rank this Week: 535

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 27

    Does Your Estate Need a Probate Attorney?

    Does Your Estate Need a Probate Attorney?
    Probate is a subject that most people ignore or just put off, but it's highly important. Probate is something you most likely would rather avoid, but this process isn't always that easy to skip over - especially if your estate...
  • Mar 24

    Ways to Minimize Costs for Your Estate after Death

    Ways to Minimize Costs for Your Estate after Death
    Death isn't cheap. There are costs most people don't account for - outside of the realm of funeral and burial costs. To make sure your estate and loved ones don't foot the bill, consider these tips for how to reduce...
  • Mar 3

    Why we Fail to Plan for Long-Term Care

    Why we Fail to Plan for Long-Term Care
    Introduction Most Americans do not know, or refuse to accept, the facts surrounding their potential need for long-term care and the costs associated with it. This was reconfirmed recently in a telephone survey of 1,735 Americans over the age…
Rank this Week: 387

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

Covers probate, elder law and litigation topics. By Kenneth Vercammen.

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    Estate Planning and changes to laws in 2017 April 5, 2017

    Estate Planning and changes to laws in 2017 April 5, 2017
    Estate Planning and changes to laws in 2017 April 5, 2017 at 7pm  St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus Council #6424One Frederick Place, Old Bridge, NJ 08857      You don't have to be wealthy or near death to do some…
  • Mar 24

    South Plainfield Public Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar March 30

    South Plainfield Public Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar March 30
     South Plainfield Public Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate SeminarMarch 30 at 7pm at 7:00pm Free community program South Plainfield Public Library 2484 Plainfield Avenue South Plainfield, NJ…
  • Mar 11

    Colonia Seniors Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar March 21

    Colonia Seniors Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar March 21
    Press Release Colonia Seniors Wills, Estate Planning & Probate SeminarMarch 21, 2017 at 1pm       Colonia Firehouse 250 Inman Ave., Colonia, NJ 07067WILLS & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION-PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND…
Rank this Week: 504

New Jersey Estate Planning Center…

New Jersey Estate Planning Center Blog

Covers New Jersey estate planning. By Media Law Group.

http://www.jerseyestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Mar 23

    Being Single and Without Children Still Warrants a Will

    Being Single and Without Children Still Warrants a Will
    Most people who are relatively young, do not have a great deal of wealth or do not have children may be under the impression that they can avoid the estate planning process in total. This could end up being a big mistake, however, if…
  • Mar 21

    The Value of Having Proper Account Titles in Your Estate

    The Value of Having Proper Account Titles in Your Estate
    Planning ahead for the future is just as much about making sure that you follow through on all of the plans and strategies you have articulated with your attorney as it is having the mindset to get them accomplished in the first place. Trying…
  • Mar 13

    Farewell, Mark

    Farewell, Mark
    It started as a ruse. I was a young lawyer, with a young practice (read: poor), and I had no money to hire him and his company to help me market my law firm. I did, however, have enough money to buy a couple of drinks. I decided that I would…
Rank this Week: 349

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covers asset protection, estate planning, probate and income tax planning. By Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill P.A.

http://www.sbshlaw.com/blog
  • Mar 9

    Is Trump’s Desire to Abolish the Johnson Amendment Good for America?

    Is Trump’s Desire to Abolish the Johnson Amendment Good for America?
    Are President Trump’s stated efforts to ‘destroy’ the Johnson Amendment a fight for free speech or a means to support political candidates with tax deductible contributions? In other words, should 501(c)(3) organizations…
  • Feb 28

    Married Couple Can’t Split Residency to Retain Dual Homestead

    Married Couple Can’t Split Residency to Retain Dual Homestead
    At the conclusion of our recently held client workshops we open the floor for questions. At all three of the venues a common question arose, “Can I be a Florida resident while my wife remains a resident of northern state?” My…
  • Feb 24

    The Difference Between a Will and a Revocable Living Trust

    The Difference Between a Will and a Revocable Living Trust
    Occasionally I am asked a basic estate planning question that I will review today, and that is the basic differences between estate-planning with a will as opposed to estate planning with a revocable living trust. First, let’s start off…
Rank this Week: 450

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/
  • May 11

    Will the bank honor your power of attorney?

    Will the bank honor your power of attorney?
    A recent article in the New York Times reported on the resistance of banks (and other financial institutions) to honor requests by someone holding power of attorney for an incapacitated person. In one case, the son of a woman with…
  • May 6

    Who can contest a will?

    Who can contest a will?
    Who can file a will contest under Pennsylvania law? Quick answer: only someone who would benefit financially from having the will declared invalid. Suppose John Doe signs his first and only Last Will and Testament on his death bed. It was…
  • Apr 26

    Pennsylvania authorizes ABLE Act accounts for the disabled

    Pennsylvania authorizes ABLE Act accounts for the disabled
    Many disabled individuals in the U.S. receive public benefits from programs that place restrictions on the dollar amount (typically $2,000) of assets a recipient can own. Medicaid and SSI are two examples. Federal and state law allow the…
Rank this Week: 369

Michigan Estate Planning Lawyer…

Michigan Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers trusts, probate, elder law, and estate planning. By Witzke Berry Carter & Wander PLLC.

http://www.michiganestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • May 9

    Tips When Registering Your trademark With an Attorney

    Tips When Registering Your trademark With an Attorney
    When you are looking to brand a business, you need to begin by registering a trademark. A trademark is essentially a sign, design or unique expression that is recognisable. Through the use of trademark registration, you can be sure that other…
  • Oct 15

    KNOWING MARYLAND’S MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND WHEN TO CALL A LAWYER

    KNOWING MARYLAND’S MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND WHEN TO CALL A LAWYER
    That opening line of the Hippocratic Oath isn’t always so uncomplicated as it is brief. Maryland medical malpractice lawyers engage hundreds, if not thousands of cases yearly in which medical professionals left their patients in worse…
  • Oct 9

    Looking At Bankruptcy Law In California

    Looking At Bankruptcy Law In California
    Setbacks are common in life. If your financial situation has spiraled out of control it’s wise that you apply for insolvency. Paths of Alleviation Personal bankruptcy laws supply you with two paths for relief: chapter 7 as well as…
Rank this Week: 549

KEYTLaw

KEYTLaw

Covers Arizona and federal laws.

http://www.keytlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 12

    Federal Law Prohibits Conspiracy to to Prevent a Person from Exercising Right

    Federal Law Prohibits Conspiracy to to Prevent a Person from Exercising Right
    We live in a era when more and more people want to prevent Americans from exercising their right of free speech, their right to exercise their religion and other constitutional rights.  Federal law, i.e., 18 United States Code Section…
  • Jan 27

    When Your Neighbor’s Drone Pays an Unwelcome Visit

    When Your Neighbor’s Drone Pays an Unwelcome Visit
    New York Times:  “I began reporting a column about drones and the altercations they are causing among neighbors. The way these spats usually go, one neighbor gets a new drone (often around Christmas) and begins flying it around the…
  • Jan 3

    Myth of a Cop Killing Epidemic

    Myth of a Cop Killing Epidemic
    New York Post:  “And each incident is breathlessly reported by a media determined to show that America remains deeply, irredeemably racist.  Problem is, it’s simply not true.  Last week, The Washington Post…
Rank this Week: 486

Georgia Wills and Probate Law Blog

Georgia Wills and Probate Law Blog

Features news and thoughts on issues in Georgia regarding wills, advance directives, living wills, healthcare powers of attorney, guardianship, and probate. By Stephen Worrall.

http://www.georgiawillslaw.com/
  • Nov 18

    We're Moving!

    We're Moving!
    I am consolidating the content of all of our blogs at our Georgia Family Law website. Please join us there for new posts and to find all of our old posts.
  • Nov 18

    We're Moving!

    We're Moving!
    I am consolidating the content of all of our blogs at our Georgia Family Law website. Please join us there for new posts and to find all of our old posts.
  • Aug 9

    Atlanta Attorney Says Prepare Now For Year-End Changes to Estate Tax Law

    Atlanta Attorney Says Prepare Now For Year-End Changes to Estate Tax Law
    The expiration of key laws in Congress may expose more local individuals to estate or “Death Taxes” after their passing.  Atlanta attorney, Steve Worrall explains these anticipated changes, as well as steps Georgia residents can take now…
Rank this Week: 429

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: 348

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 29

    Can the California Franchise Tax Board Levy My Bank Account?

    Can the California Franchise Tax Board Levy My Bank Account?
    The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) has the authority to collect your delinquent tax balance via a bank levy under California Revenue and Taxation Code Sections 18817 and 18670. The FTB has the authority to take 100 percent of the…
  • Mar 28

    How To Apply for Currently Not Collectible Statu

    How To Apply for Currently Not Collectible Statu
    If you are unable to pay your tax debt, you can request that the IRS report your account as currently not collectible (CNC). This will temporarily delay all collection activities by the IRS. Applying For Currently Not Collectible Status The…
  • Mar 27

    Do I Qualify for First Time Tax Penalty Abatement?

    Do I Qualify for First Time Tax Penalty Abatement?
    Many taxpayers are unaware that they may be eligible for relief from tax penalties under the IRS First Time Penalty Abatement policy. The penalty abatement is available for penalties due to a failure to file, failure to pay taxes, or a…
Rank this Week: 990

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Mar 28

    Can a Drunk Clearly Consent?

    Can a Drunk Clearly Consent?
    By now many are familiar with the story reported in the National Post on March 2, 2017 by Ashley Csanady and the subsequent public outrage and calls for appeal in the Nova Scotia acquittal of a case of alleged sexual assault of a young woman…
  • Mar 28

    CHARITABLE GIFTS AND GRADUATED RATE ESTATE DESIGNATIONS: CAN YOU GIFT BEFORE YOU DESIGNATE

    CHARITABLE GIFTS AND GRADUATED RATE ESTATE DESIGNATIONS: CAN YOU GIFT BEFORE YOU DESIGNATE
    Assume Mr. X died in early 2016. Mr. X’s estate appears to meet all of the requirements to be a graduated rate estate (“GRE”), except the 1st return has not been filed as yet to formally designate it a GRE. The estate made a…
  • Mar 26

    How This Budget Care

    How This Budget Care
    Caring for our loved ones while satisfying and fulfilling can be expensive both emotionally and financially.  Understanding needs, costs and tax relief are all important to saving money. Today’s blog provides some caring highlights…
Rank this Week: 888

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Mar 28

    Fight Driving on Revoked Under Va Code 18.2-272

    Fight Driving on Revoked Under Va Code 18.2-272
    If you’re accused of violating Virginia Code 18.2-272, you should be aware that this is a Class 1 misdemeanor, and you are facing a real likelihood of jail if you are found guilty. This statute covers violations of driving while your…
  • Mar 19

    Red Light Traffic Camera Locations in Virginia [Interactive Map]

    Red Light Traffic Camera Locations in Virginia [Interactive Map]
    The map below displays the precise location of every red light camera in Virginia. Hover over any of the red indicators to see the city and cross streets for each red light camera location. Andrew Flusche answers common questions about red…
  • Mar 19

    Red Light Traffic Camera Locations in Virginia [Interactive Map]

    Red Light Traffic Camera Locations in Virginia [Interactive Map]
    The map below displays the precise location of every red light camera in Virginia. Hover over any of the red indicators to see the city and cross streets for each red light camera location. Andrew Flusche answers common questions about red…
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Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Covers Social Security disability law and special needs trusts. By Sheri R. Abrams.

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
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Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

Covers Illinois estate planning, real estate and trusts. By Wilson & Wilson.

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Mar 25

    Ensuring Guardians Comply With Their Dutie

    Ensuring Guardians Comply With Their Dutie
    When a guardian is appointed for a person with a disability (the “ward”), the guardian is required to follow certain guidelines.  There are two types of guardianships in Illinois, and they each have different rules to follow.…
  • Mar 16

    When It’s Too Late for a Power of Attorney

    When It’s Too Late for a Power of Attorney
    Many times clients will call our firm and state that they need a Power of Attorney for their elderly relative because he/she has dementia or some other condition which causes diminished capacity.  Unfortunately, depending on the…
  • Feb 24

    Trusts for Tots and Teenager

    Trusts for Tots and Teenager
    Children under the age of 18 cannot directly inherit more than a small amount of money. If you make no provisions in your Will, a court will appoint a property guardian to manage your child’s assets until he reaches 18. The property…
Rank this Week: 1079

Roscich & Martel Law Firm LLC Blog

Roscich & Martel Law Firm LLC Blog

Covers Illinois family law and estate planning needs.

http://www.randrattys.com/napervilledivorceattorney
  • Mar 23

    Child Custody and Tax Exemption

    Child Custody and Tax Exemption
    April 15 is looming and for the majority of Americans, that is the deadline to file yearly income taxes. One of the many issues that need to be decided in a child support and/or child custody case is which parent will be able to claim…
  • Mar 18

    Divorce and Social Security Benefit

    Divorce and Social Security Benefit
    While the overall divorce rate is down, the rate for older Americans remains high. In fact, according to national statistics, the divorce rate for adults over 50 doubled in a twenty year period, with one out of every four baby boomers getting…
  • Mar 10

    Helping Children with Parenting Time Transition

    Helping Children with Parenting Time Transition
    One of the most difficult things for children—and parents—to handle during divorce are the transition periods between parenting times, especially for young children. Your child is used to having both Mom and Dad in the same home…
Rank this Week: 872

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/
  • Mar 21

    Establishing a Future Guardianship For Your Children

    Establishing a Future Guardianship For Your Children
    Establishing a Future Guardianship For Your Children from Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. One of the common reasons parents put off planning for guardianship of their children is that they are looking for the right person. Of course, you…
  • Mar 19

    The Value of An Irrevocable Trust

    The Value of An Irrevocable Trust
    The Value of An Irrevocable Trust from Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. There are two types of irrevocable trusts: irrevocable living trusts and testamentary trusts. They both serve different purposes. An irrevocable living trust,…
  • Mar 19

    The Value of An Irrevocable Trust

    The Value of An Irrevocable Trust
    The Value of An Irrevocable Trust from Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. There are two types of irrevocable trusts: irrevocable living trusts and testamentary trusts. They both serve different purposes. An irrevocable living trust,…
Rank this Week: 769

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Mar 17

    Should I Get Married in my Golden Years?

    Should I Get Married in my Golden Years?
    Typically, significant life events are driving factors for individuals to evaluate or re-evaluate their estate plans. Whether these events include getting married, having children and grandchildren, retiring or needing long-term care, lives…
  • Mar 3

    How Estate Tax Changes Could Affect Farmer

    How Estate Tax Changes Could Affect Farmer
    In August 2016, the IRS proposed a new regulation under Section 2704 of the Internal Revenue Code that could greatly affect farmers. This long-awaited proposal would take away the ability for family-owned farming businesses to apply the…
  • Feb 17

    Planning for the Surviving Spouse

    Planning for the Surviving Spouse
    So much of estate planning and Elder Law revolves around uncertainty. Nobody knows how long they will live. Will they end up in a nursing home? Will the federal estate tax change? Will Ohio bring back the estate tax? While we may not know the…
Rank this Week: 1030

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers wills & trusts, probate and conservatorships. By Ginzburg & Bronshteyn LLP.

http://www.losangelesprobatelitigationattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 921

Texas Probate Litigation

Texas Probate Litigation

Covers Texas will contests, trust and inheritance disputes. By J. Michael Young.

http://www.txprobatelitigation.com/
  • Jan 17

    Court may construe a will before it is admitted to probate

    Court may construe a will before it is admitted to probate
    Many will contests involve a challenge to the validity of a will, such as claims it did not meet formality requirements or that the testator lacked capacity or was subjected to undue influence. However, sometimes the primary dispute is how...
  • Dec 21

    Challenging non-testamentary designation

    Challenging non-testamentary designation
    Much of the "action" in probate litigation these days does not involve challenges to testamentary dispositions. Instead, I see more of a trend in my practice of challenges to beneficiary designations. Those include designations for: life…
  • Nov 17

    Estate of Koontz: Another summary judgment overturned

    Estate of Koontz: Another summary judgment overturned
    Estate of Koontz is a very recent decision from the San Antonio Court of Appeals. The trial court in Bandera County had granted summary judgment against a will contestant's claims of lack of testamentary capacity and undue influence. The…
Rank this Week: 604

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A.…

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A. Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.arkansas-estateplanning.com/blog/
  • Dec 21

    Get Organized with a Master Directory

    Get Organized with a Master Directory
    This is an article from The Smith Law Firm, P.C. (http://www.elderlawyer.com/index.php) in Augusta, Georgia, that we thought others may find helpful. “If you’ve cleaned out the financial files of a loved one who has passed away,…
  • Dec 21

    Portability and Estate Planning

    Portability and Estate Planning
    This is an article from the Law Offices of Cheryl David (http://www.cheryldavid.com/) in Greensboro, North Carolina, that we thought others may find helpful. Portability allows a surviving spouse to take advantage of a deceased spouse’s…
  • Dec 15

    6 Ways to Prepare for Your First Estate Planning Meeting

    6 Ways to Prepare for Your First Estate Planning Meeting
    This is an article from The Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC (http://www.rbsllc.com/) in Portland, Oregon, that we thought others may find helpful. If you have decided to create a comprehensive estate plan, you have made a wise…
Rank this Week: 821

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Dec 20

    Why A Successor Trustee Is Important

    Why A Successor Trustee Is Important
    If you are considering the addition of a trust agreement to your estate plan you will need to make a number of important decisions should you decide to create a trust. Deciding who to appoint as the Trustee of your trust is one of those…
  • Dec 13

    Why Should Incapacity Planning Be Included in Your Estate Plan?

    Why Should Incapacity Planning Be Included in Your Estate Plan?
    A comprehensive estate plan should do far more than simply provide a roadmap for the distribution of your estate assets after your death. Components such as tax and probate avoidance, special needs planning, or retirement planning can easily…
  • Dec 6

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

    Under a Power of Attorney Can an Agent Make Gifts on Your Behalf?
    A power of attorney is a commonly used legal document, often included in a comprehensive estate plan. When used properly, a power of attorney, or POA, can be a beneficial addition to your estate plan. Unfortunately, people often execute a POA…
Rank this Week: 885

Florida Probate Blog -…

Florida Probate Blog - WeProbateFlorida.com

Covers Florida probate administration. By Long H. Duong.

http://weprobateflorida.com
  • Aug 5

    Real Estate Agents: A Primer on Florida Probate Property

    Real Estate Agents: A Primer on Florida Probate Property
    Download a PDF optimized copy of this article here. Off the top of my head, real estate assets make up about 75% of the estates we handle. With over 600 probate cases under our belt, that’s roughly 450 real estate transfers throughout…
  • Aug 5

    Real Estate Agents: A Primer on Florida Probate property

    Real Estate Agents: A Primer on Florida Probate property
    Off the top of my head, real estate assets make up about 75% of the estates we handle. With over 600 probate cases under our belt, that’s roughly 450 real estate transfers throughout the State of Florida. Many of these properties are…
  • Jul 26

    ALERT: Confirm Designated Beneficiary on Your Bank Account!

    ALERT: Confirm Designated Beneficiary on Your Bank Account!
    In the past year, we’ve had at least 5 calls requesting our Florida probate representation for just a regular checking account. If the deceased owner of the account had simply confirmed the designated beneficiary, probate could have…
Rank this Week: 1208

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature
    A new California Court of Appeal decision, Espejo v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, elaborates on how to prove that documents signed online, digitally, are authentic, and therefore have the same effect as a handwritten…
  • Mar 9

    New Harassment Policies Required in California

    New Harassment Policies Required in California
    Employers in California should immediately review their harassment policies to ensure compliance with California's new harassment prevention regulations. California law mandates that employers have an affirmative duty to prevent harassment…
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
Rank this Week: 642

The Helpful Lawyer

The Helpful Lawyer

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse

    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse
    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse In this 2nd part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse the powers…
Rank this Week: 1013

FLG Trusts & Estates Reporter

FLG Trusts & Estates Reporter

Covers trusts, estate planning, asset protection, and probate, with particular focus on Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. By Fortenberry Law Group PLLC.

http://www.fortenberrylaw.com
  • Nov 17

    U.S. States With Series LLC Act

    U.S. States With Series LLC Act
    A series LLC is a form of limited liability company that is authorized by state law to hold assets in separate “containers” known as series.  These containers function much like holding companies. They are used to segregate…
  • Oct 29

    Rights of Stepchildren to Assets of a Deceased Parent in Probate

    Rights of Stepchildren to Assets of a Deceased Parent in Probate
    Here’s a scenario that I get so often that it deserves its own blog post:  Dad dies. Stepchildren claim that stepmother is taking dad’s assets and not communicating with them. Stepmother claims that all of the marital assets…
  • Oct 22

    Formal Florida Probate Administration in 10 Step

    Formal Florida Probate Administration in 10 Step
    Of the various types of Florida probate proceedings, formal administration is the most common.  Like any probate matter, Florida probate administration can vary depending on the size of the estate, the decedent’s asset…
Rank this Week: 819

North Carolina Estate Planning…

North Carolina Estate Planning Blog

Covers legal issues relating to wealth transfer, asset preservation, probate, and taxation. By Greg Herman-Giddens of Trust Counsel, P.A.

http://www.ncestateplanningblog.com/
  • May 29

    New Birth Certificate Guidelines in North Carolina for Same-Sex Couples’ Children

    New Birth Certificate Guidelines in North Carolina for Same-Sex Couples’ Children
    Same-sex couples who have a child in North Carolina could previously only list one parent on the child’s birth certificate. This made administration of additional documentation for the child (Social Security card, school registrations,…
  • May 27

    Covering Retirement v. Leaving Inheritance

    Covering Retirement v. Leaving Inheritance
    Expenses in senior years continue to be a concern for many Americans. As multiple studies show, most individuals do not maintain adequate retirement contributions. As the costs of long-term care (LTC) insurance policies and LTC costs rise,…
  • May 26

    Avoid a Will Dispute

    Avoid a Will Dispute
    An individual’s last will and testament might clearly reflect one’s wishes, but it does not prevent an estate dispute. Successfully contesting a will in North Carolina (and similarly in other states) requires evidence of certain…
Rank this Week: 1225

Law Office of Barton P. Levine

Law Office of Barton P. Levine

Covers New York estate planning, probate and wills.

http://www.new-york-estate-planning.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    Medicaid and Financial Planning

    Medicaid and Financial Planning
    One of the biggest challenges in planning for the future, especially as we near retirement age, is understanding how or even if we should plan for Medicaid and Medicare. After all, most of us have been told our entire adult lives that long…
  • Apr 20

    Affordable Senior Housing?

    Affordable Senior Housing?
    Even the best laid plans for retirement are sometimes not what we thought they’d be. Few of us can take a step back, look at our overall retirement plans and say,  “Ah, just as I’d hoped.” Whether it’s the…
  • Apr 16

    Your Mortgage Affects Estate Planning

    Your Mortgage Affects Estate Planning
    Remember your first home your purchased? The overwhelming excitement of opening the front door for the first time to a house that was really yours? Or maybe the skipped heartbeats when you signed the paperwork that promised you’d pay…
Rank this Week: 786

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law…

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law Blog

Cover international estate planning considerations, sophisticated estate planning techniques, answers to common estate planning questions, and probate, estate and gift tax law By Janet Brewer.

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

    QTIP Trust Frequently Asked Question

    QTIP Trust Frequently Asked Question
    QTIP trusts are excellent options for a number of married couples, especially those who have been married two or more times, or those with blended families. However, not many people understand what a QTIP trust is, what the benefits are, or…
  • Apr 10

    California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 2)

    California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 2)
    In our last post, we outlined four common myths surrounding estate planning in California. Today, we’ll look at four more common misconceptions that we hear in our office from individuals new to estate planning.
  • Apr 9

    California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 1)

    California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 1)
    One of the reasons that far too many people don’t take care of their basic estate planning needs is that they hold common misconceptions about what estate planning is, how it works, and whether they need to worry about it. Below, we…
Rank this Week: 700

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, real estate law and tax law.

http://www.wbb-law.com/multimedia/blog
  • Feb 23

    The New Wisconsin Trust Code: Drafting the Rules Your Clients Need

    The New Wisconsin Trust Code: Drafting the Rules Your Clients Need
    By Randy S. Nelson.   From InsideTrack, the Bi-Weekly Newsletter of the State Bar of Wisconsin.  
  • Feb 10

    Capacity Issues in Estate Planning

    Capacity Issues in Estate Planning
    By Jacqueline L. Messler.  As the average age of Americans continues to rise, more cases of dementia are diagnosed, and the need for assistance for the elderly rises, estate planners are often faced with issues of capacity. …
  • Sep 30

    Plan Before You Think You Need To

    Plan Before You Think You Need To
    By Michael B. Berzowski.  On August 24,2014 while doing some yard work, I lost my footing , fell and managed to break both bones in my lower right leg along with some cartilage and tendon damage plus some bone chips in the heel area. As…
Rank this Week: 1248

Florida Elder Law and Estate Blog

Florida Elder Law and Estate Blog

Covers Florida estate planning, probate, and construction law issues. By the Law Office of R. Kellen Bryant., P.L.

http://www.eldercarelawjacksonville.com/
Rank this Week: 591