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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 5

    Staying Ahead Of Alzheimer’s Disease

    Staying Ahead Of Alzheimer’s Disease
    Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease that impacts the lives of millions of people. Many people who have a genetic disposition to getting Alzheimer’s are making major changes to their lifestyles in order to try to stay ahead of the…
  • Jul 5

    5 Signs A Person Might Need To Change Retirement Plan

    5 Signs A Person Might Need To Change Retirement Plan
    People often neglect to plan ahead on retirement and often make the mistake of winging it when selecting a retirement plan. There are five signs that a person should look for to determine if they might have chosen the wrong...
  • Jul 5

    Stock Certificate Find Reopens Estate Of Legendary Lawman

    Stock Certificate Find Reopens Estate Of Legendary Lawman
    The estate of legendary prohibition enforcer Elliot Ness has been reopened after the find of a stock certificate in a forgotten box of personal effects. The stock is in the security company Diebold and could be worth thousands of shares...
Rank this Week: 129

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/
  • Jul 3

    Hull on Estates #422 – Best Practices for Civil Trial

    Hull on Estates #422 – Best Practices for Civil Trial
    Today on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Doreen So discuss The Advocates Society’s Best Practices for Civil Trials and the resources on our new Hull & Hull website. Should you have any questions, please email us at…
  • Jul 3

    Guardianship Applications – The Perspective of the Public Guardian and Trustee (PGT)

    Guardianship Applications – The Perspective of the Public Guardian and Trustee (PGT)
    It is helpful in assisting our clients in statutory guardianship matters to get the PGT’s perspective. Dermot C.G. Moore did so in his paper presented at the Six-Minute Estates Lawyer on May 6, 2015. In it he comprehensively reviews the…
  • Jul 2

    In Terrorem Clause

    In Terrorem Clause
    The objective of an in terrorem clause is to restrict a bequest made in a will, by prohibiting litigating issues relating to the will.  If a lawsuit is pursued, the testator’s wish is that the gift not be made.  While some…
Rank this Week: 146

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/
Rank this Week: 194

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: 208

The Ohio Trust & Estate Blog

The Ohio Trust & Estate Blog

Covers estate tax, marriage, medicaid and probate. By Michael D. Bonasera.

http://www.bonasera.org
  • Dec 18

    TOMMY!

    TOMMY!
    So I’ve not posted for a while.  In fact, you’ll note that I mention in the below post that my son was about a month from arriving…  Well, arrive he did.  On 6/18/2012 Tommy arrived and, smiling almost ever…
  • May 8

    Sad Update

    Sad Update
    Its been a while since I’ve written anything here and, though I fully intend to get back to it in the coming months, a couple sad events required mentioning: MCA died last Friday.  The number of tributes available on the web make this…
  • Aug 16

    So Many Great Blogs, So Little Time

    So Many Great Blogs, So Little Time
    My Google Reader account is getting pretty full-up.  There’s so many great resources out there for estate planning that it’s getting hard to keep up!  It’s a nice problem to have I guess…
Rank this Week: 190

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 16

    Court Makes it Easier for DMV to Suspend License After a California DUI

    Court Makes it Easier for DMV to Suspend License After a California DUI
    As if it wasn’t very easy enough for the DMV to suspend a vehicle driver’s certificate following a California DUI arrest. Remember my countless publishing on the uphill and one-sided procedure that is the DMV’s management…
  • May 9

    Why You Need To Work With A Criminal Attorney

    Why You Need To Work With A Criminal Attorney
    To make sure that you get the finest treatment possible, it is crucial that you work with the right criminal protection lawyer to represent you. No matter what you are being asked for with, the appropriate legal representative could make a…
  • May 2

    Why You Must Never Ever Micromanage Your Search Engine Optimization Company

    Why You Must Never Ever Micromanage Your Search Engine Optimization Company
    You’re not obtaining the outcomes you desire from your Search Engine Optimization firm, but you’re not sure exactly just what the trouble is. You even question if it could be you, as well as not the Search Engine Optimization…
Rank this Week: 249

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Canada Day is also a day of memorial in Newfoundland and Labrador

    Canada Day is also a day of memorial in Newfoundland and Labrador
    Today, July 1st is Canada Day. Here in my home province of Newfoundland and Labrador, it's also a day of remembrance for all of the brave, young men of Newfoundland who were killed at the Battle of the Somme in Beaumont-Hamel, France. On…
  • Jun 30

    Three years after getting a Clearance Certificate, an executor is notified of an unpaid bill. Now what?

    Three years after getting a Clearance Certificate, an executor is notified of an unpaid bill. Now what?
    An executor gets a letter three years after an estate is concluded, telling her that there is an unpaid bill. The executor no longer has records of what she paid. What does she do now? A reader recently asked me about this issue. Her letter…
  • Jun 28

    We're applying to be administrators of an estate. Do we need a lawyer?

    We're applying to be administrators of an estate. Do we need a lawyer?
    I received an interesting question recently from a reader asking about applying for letters of administration. Anyone out there who is in a similar position should take a look at the following question and answer: "My husband's uncle…
Rank this Week: 279

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

Covers laws relating to pre-need and death care compliance, serving banks, funeral homes, crematories, and cemetaries. By William Stalter.

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Jun 27

    Association Master Trusts: De Facto Trustee

    Association Master Trusts: De Facto Trustee
    According to court filings, the reorganization plans for the Wisconsin Master Trust and California Master Trust each seek to eliminate ‘de facto trustee’ relationships that allowed the respective associations’ executives to…
  • Jun 21

    Transparency:The Curious Case of the Missouri Funeral Trust

    Transparency:The Curious Case of the Missouri Funeral Trust
    In his final report to the court, the Wisconsin Master Trust receiver proposed a new trust agreement that is intended to provide “transparency, accountability, oversight and prudence”.   Similarly, the California…
  • Jun 14

    State Master Trusts: Plans of Reorganization

    State Master Trusts: Plans of Reorganization
    Two of the country’s largest association ran master trusts now have pending plans of reorganization.  On May 14th, the receiver appointed for the Wisconsin Master Trust filed a Final Report that outlined to a court his…
Rank this Week: 299

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Jul 4

    The issue in this case is whether plaintiff is entitled for damage

    The issue in this case is whether plaintiff is entitled for damage
    A Kings Construction Accident Lawyer said that, by notice of motion filed on January 6, 2011, defendant moves pursuant to CPLR 3212 for an order granting summary judgment in his favor on the issue of liability and dismissing plaintiff's…
  • Jul 2

    A Kings Workers Compensation Lawyer

    A Kings Workers Compensation Lawyer
    “An insurer's duty to defend is broader than its duty to indemnify, such that an insurer may be obligated to defend its insured even if, at the conclusion of an underlying action, it is found to have no obligation to indemnify its…
  • Jun 29

    A Kings Workers Compensation Lawyer

    A Kings Workers Compensation Lawyer
    A Kings Workers Compensation Lawyer said that, in an action to recover damages for personal injury, and a third-party action, inter alia, for a judgment declaring that the third-party defendant Insurance Company is obligated to defend and…
Rank this Week: 368

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

Covers probate news, procedures and resources. By Philip M. Bernstein.

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Jul 3

    Undue Influence Claim Deemed Sufficient To Go To Trial

    Undue Influence Claim Deemed Sufficient To Go To Trial
    Undue influence has always been one of the most difficult claims to prove in an estate contest. New York County Surrogate Nora Anderson has determined in The Matter of Wechsler ,2015 Slip Op 3100 U, that sufficient issues of fact have been…
  • May 14

    Surrogate Court Delays Getting Worse-Maybe It’s Time To Consider Trust

    Surrogate Court Delays Getting Worse-Maybe It’s Time To Consider Trust
    Nassau County Surrogate Edward McCarty III likes to begin his weekly Wednesday calendar call with a folksy chat to the usually packed courtroom. This week, the judge lamented the recent decision of the state to make new staff cuts of court…
  • Apr 19

    Digital Life After Death, A Question For The Future

    Digital Life After Death, A Question For The Future
    Your lawblogger recently attended a seminar given by Evan Carroll, the author of  “Your Digital Afterlife”,  a book speaking to the growing issues that have arisen as our activities on line have continued to branch out…
Rank this Week: 367

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

Covers building, protecting and distributing wealth. By Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP.

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 2

    SYK Client Couture Cocktails Mixes Up the Manhattan

    SYK Client Couture Cocktails Mixes Up the Manhattan
    Our client, Couture Cocktails, Inc. is producing a line of premium classic bottled cocktails. Watch the Couture Cocktails interview on KOIN about their Straight Up Manhattans! Look for them in your local liquor store. Learn more on…
  • Jul 2

    Valerie Sasaki Promoted to Partner in the Firm

    Valerie Sasaki Promoted to Partner in the Firm
    Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP is pleased to announce that Valerie Sasaki has been promoted to Partner in the firm. Since joining Samuels Yoelin Kantor in 2012, Ms. Sasaki has specialized in jurisdictional tax consulting, business tax and planning…
  • Jun 15

    SYK Business Counsel: Business Succession Planning Before You Open the Door

    SYK Business Counsel: Business Succession Planning Before You Open the Door
    Part of the new SYK Business Counsel Series. On many occasions, I have had the opportunity to act as legal counsel and advisor to business owners that are at the point of “exit” from their business. This may be at a point where…
Rank this Week: 442

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
  • Jun 27

    Final Rule to Revise the Definition of “Spouse” Under the FMLA

    Final Rule to Revise the Definition of “Spouse” Under the FMLA
    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. The FMLA also includes certain military family leave provisions. The…
  • May 5

    Sheri Abrams is leaving Needham Mitnick & Pollack

    Sheri Abrams is leaving Needham Mitnick & Pollack
    As the subject line indicates, I am leaving the law firm of Needham Mitnick & Pollack and taking my Social Security Disability & Elder Law practice with me. I am looking forward to the next chapter of my life and my practice. For…
  • Apr 20

    Sheri Abrams Selected as Virginia “Super Lawyer”

    Sheri Abrams Selected as Virginia “Super Lawyer”
    Fairfax Virginia Attorney, Sheri Abrams, has being selected for inclusion in Virginia’s “Super Lawyers” for 2015. Sheri is the only Attorney in Virginia selected as a “Super Lawyer” in the practice area of Social…
Rank this Week: 431

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court
    In this day of technology, it is no surprise that the court systems are moving to using an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS for short) for parties to file documents with the Court, without even setting foot in the Courthouse. The…
  • Apr 14

    Service by Facebook?

    Service by Facebook?
    A New York judge recently entered an Order allowing a woman to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook.  In Iowa, generally, a competent adult must accept service or be served in-person in order accomplish proper…
  • Mar 19

    Interactive Process in Action

    Interactive Process in Action
    If you’re not sure what the interactive process is supposed to look like under the ADA, peruse the facts of the 8th Circuit’s decision in Minnihan v. Mediacom.  I’m also going to summarize the facts below, but if you…
Rank this Week: 361

Estate Street

Estate Street

Covers probate and estate and tax planning. By Craig Hughes.

http://estatestreet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Grantor vs Non-Grantor Trust

    Grantor vs Non-Grantor Trust
    I received a call a couple of days ago from previous clients who asked whether or not they needed to get a tax number for their trust.  They did not understand that as their trust was a revocable trust (also known as a grantor…
  • Jan 23

    The Cost of Death on the Rise

    The Cost of Death on the Rise
    It can be expensive to die, and I am not talking medical bills at the end of life.  The cost to purchase burial items are expensive.  An article written by Michael De Groote in the Deseret News by Michael De Groote dated…
  • Jan 21

    Gifts To Grandchildren

    Gifts To Grandchildren
    Gifts given to grandchildren by grandparents can be a great blessing.  Kelly Greene wrote an article in the Wall Street Journal September 14, 2012, titled "Are You Coddling Your Grandkids?"  In her article, Ms. Greene indicates five…
Rank this Week: 441

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/
  • Jul 5

    Why use an elder law attorney to help you qualify for Medicaid?

    Why use an elder law attorney to help you qualify for Medicaid?
    Imagine that your husband recently suffered a stroke. After a stay in the hospital, he now resides in a nursing home. His doctor tells you your husband will not likely improve and will need to stay at the home indefinitely. You worry how you…
  • Jun 24

    Why and how to advertise an estate (or trust) administration

    Why and how to advertise an estate (or trust) administration
    You may have noticed legal notices in the newspaper, mixed in with the classified ads, as you turned pages looking for the comics. If you look closely, you will often see advertisements announcing that the Register of Wills has opened an…
  • Jun 22

    How to save $8,000 qualifying for Medicaid

    How to save $8,000 qualifying for Medicaid
    According to USA Today, about two-thirds of nursing home residents spend down to qualify for Medicaid. Many of them could spend down less, and save more in assets, if they would do just one thing differently. To understand my point, you need…
Rank this Week: 545

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Jul 3

    Facebook Authorship Feature Can Help You Build a Following

    Facebook Authorship Feature Can Help You Build a Following
    Facebook has released a new feature and anyone who blogs or who is interested in social media marketing should take note. The new feature, referred to as “Authorship” will attach the name of the author to any piece of published…
  • Jul 1

    Same-Sex Marriage Goes National

    Same-Sex Marriage Goes National
    On June 26, 2015, in a 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court held that there is a fundamental Constitutional right to marry which includes same-sex couples. The Court also held that same-sex marriages performed in one…
  • Jun 29

    Turning Cancellations into Client

    Turning Cancellations into Client
    If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me the best way to handle appointment cancellation calls, I’d be a rich woman. So, I thought I’d take this opportunity to talk about some tried and true ways to handle the inevitable.…
Rank this Week: 696

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills. By Albertson & Davidson LLP.

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Jul 2

    Duties, Rights & Obligations…Oh My! The Heavy Burden of California Trustee

    Duties, Rights & Obligations…Oh My! The Heavy Burden of California Trustee
    If you are a California Trustee, you have a heavy burden in carrying out your duties. Find out more in this video on the rights, obligations, and duties of a California Trustee.… Continue Reading
  • Jun 25

    Top 6 Must Know Facts: How Assets are Titled in California

    Top 6 Must Know Facts: How Assets are Titled in California
    1. Surviving Joint Tenants Don’t Have to Share I have seen it a thousand times, a parent puts one child on title to a bank account or a house to “help manage” that asset.  Well, the law presumes automatically that you…
  • Jun 18

    The Growing Threat: California Financial Elder Abuse

    The Growing Threat: California Financial Elder Abuse
    The growing area of California Financial Abuse; a lot can be learned from real life examples. In this video we describe California Financial Elder Abuse.… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 684

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/
  • Jul 1

    What is a GRAT?

    What is a GRAT?
    A GRAT is a Grantor Retained Annuity Trust and is a special type of irrevocable trust that allows the settlor, or trust maker, to transfer assets to this trust and receive an annual annuity payment for a certain amount of years. When the term…
  • Jun 30

    How to terminate a rental agreement in Florida

    How to terminate a rental agreement in Florida
    If a tenant does not pay rent in Florida, a landlord can evict the tenant if he or she follows the correct procedures as defined in the Florida statutes. Florida law no longer allows “self-help” evictions, which few states…
  • Jun 30

    Funding a trust with out of state property

    Funding a trust with out of state property
        A living trust, revocable trust, or asset protection trust can be a great estate planning tool that offers a number of benefits, such as allowing assets to pass to beneficiaries without going through probate and avoid the claims…
Rank this Week: 678

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
  • Jun 26

    When I played high school basketball,…

    When I played high school basketball, being 5’8”, I wasn’t exactly the tallest guy on the team. So I didn’t start, but the coach would insert me into the game at crucial moments because I could handle the ball well and…
  • Jun 19

    Trust and Love

    Trust and Love
    My favorite definition of love is ‘giving someone the power to destroy us and trusting they won’t use it.’ It’s not a coincidence that the word “trust” also refers to a legal document created to hold and…
  • Jun 12

    Who Takes Care of the Kids?

    Who Takes Care of the Kids?
    Parents of young children have it tough. Lack of sleep because of late night diaper changes or feedings, taking care of kids with colds and fevers, and generally running after and caring for dependent young ones exhausts even the heartiest. I…
Rank this Week: 682

KEYTLaw

KEYTLaw

Covers Arizona and federal laws.

http://www.keytlaw.com/blog
  • Jun 13

    ABC Predicts NY City Under Water by June 2015

    ABC Predicts NY City Under Water by June 2015
    ABC News:  “NYC Under Water from Climate Change By June 2015.  New York City underwater? Gas over $9 a gallon? A carton of milk costs almost $13? Welcome to June 12, 2015. Or at least that was the wildly-inaccurate version of…
  • Jun 5

    NOAA Fiddles with Climate Data to Erase 15-Year Global Warming ‘Hiatus’

    NOAA Fiddles with Climate Data to Erase 15-Year Global Warming ‘Hiatus’
    The Daily Caller:  “National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists have found a solution to the 15-year ‘pause’ in global warming: They ‘adjusted’ the hiatus in warming out of the temperature…
  • Jun 5

    When It’s a Crime to Withdraw Money From Your Bank

    When It’s a Crime to Withdraw Money From Your Bank
    New York Times:  “Dennis Hastert has not been indicted on a charge of sexual abuse, nor has he been indicted on a charge of paying money he was not legally allowed to pay. The indictment of Mr. Hastert, a former House speaker,…
Rank this Week: 585

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Jun 12

    No Token Choice – Medical Marijuana Users’ Rights to Choose Confirmed by SCC

    No Token Choice – Medical Marijuana Users’ Rights to Choose Confirmed by SCC
    Many people find that medical marijuana provides relief where other options have failed. However, until yesterday, June 11, 2015 – medical marijuana users in Canada could only legally consume their marihuana by smoking it. Many faced a…
  • May 28

    Criminal Negligence in the Workplace: Marine Employment Lesson

    Criminal Negligence in the Workplace: Marine Employment Lesson
    For the first time in B.C. history, the government has charged an employer with criminal negligence causing the death of an employee.  Although the facts of the case do not involve the death of a mariner, this article should be of…
  • May 28

    Personal Injury Lawyers Sort Out Complex Workplace Negligence Case

    Personal Injury Lawyers Sort Out Complex Workplace Negligence Case
    For the first time in B.C. history, the government has charged an employer with criminal negligence causing the death of an employee.  Although the facts of the case do not involve the death of a mariner, this article should be of…
Rank this Week: 622

Cooper Elder Law

Cooper Elder Law

Covers Ohio estate planning, nursing home protection and qualifying for veterans benefits. By Thom L. Cooper Company, LPA.

http://cooperelderlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Jun 8

    Cooper, Adel & Associates Names Daniel H. Vu Partner

    Cooper, Adel & Associates Names Daniel H. Vu Partner
    Founder Thom L. Cooper and Managing Partner Mitchell J. Adel are pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Vu as partner in the law firm of Cooper, Adel and Associates. Vu will lead the development of the firm’s advance estate…
  • Apr 22

    Earth Day is a good opportunity to fertilize your estate plan.

    Earth Day is a good opportunity to fertilize your estate plan.
    By Attorney Ted Brown Earth Day is one of my favorite times of the year as it marks the dawn of spring and reminds us of the natural wonder of seasonal renewal. It gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on not only the pristine beauty…
  • Apr 7

    Ohio Under Fire Over Medicaid Regulation

    Ohio Under Fire Over Medicaid Regulation
    By Attorney Nathan Simpson In a recent opinion in the case Wagner v. McCarthy, a judge from the Federal District Court for Southern Ohio issued a preliminary injunction against the Ohio Department of Medicaid for its interpretation of federal…
Rank this Week: 701

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Jun 4

    5 Tips For Helping Your Kids After Divorce

    5 Tips For Helping Your Kids After Divorce
    Dr. Samantha Rodman, renowned divorce therapist and author of How to Talk to Your Kids About Your Divorce, tells The Huffington Post that the hardest divorce experiences are, by far, the ones where small children are involved. It’s…
  • Apr 23

    Estate Planning and Investment: A Symbiotic Relationship

    Estate Planning and Investment: A Symbiotic Relationship
    Imagine inheriting a quarter of a million dollars but having absolutely no idea what to do with it. That’s a good problem to have, but a problem nonetheless. View image | gettyimages.com CNN Money recently reached out with advice to a…
  • Apr 16

    When Killers Attempt to Inherit from Their Victims’ Will

    When Killers Attempt to Inherit from Their Victims’ Will
    You probably remember at least one episode of “Murder, She Wrote” in which somebody offs their relatives in the hopes of claiming a sweet inheritance under their life insurance or a will. It’s been a favorite plotline for…
Rank this Week: 695

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
  • 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…
  • Jul 31

    Louisiana Successions and Inheritance Taxe

    Louisiana Successions and Inheritance Taxe
    Executors of Louisiana successions need to know whether or not inheritance taxes are owed.  If so, failure to pay the inheritance taxes could open the executor up to personal liability. The application of the Louisiana inheritance tax…
Rank this Week: 657

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 5

    Changes to Probate Rules and Forms Effective July 1, 2015

    Changes to Probate Rules and Forms Effective July 1, 2015
    Changes to the Probate Rules and Forms were brought into effect on July 1, 2015—that’s right, four days ago. I had heard that changes were coming, but I didn’t know what they were until very recently. The online consolidated…
  • Jun 28

    What Does Section 155 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act Really Mean?

    What Does Section 155 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act Really Mean?
    Does section 155 (1)(a) of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act permit an executor or administrator to distribute an estate within 210 days of a grant of probate or letters of administration with will annexed without the consent of a…
  • Jun 20

    Leah Schurian Joins Sabey Rule LLP

    Leah Schurian Joins Sabey Rule LLP
    I am pleased to write that Leah Schurian has joined our firm.While I write frequently about estate disputes, Leah is focused on avoiding disputes through good planning, including estate and business planning. Good planning also…
Rank this Week: 903

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

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

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
  • Jul 2

    Idaho Elder Law - Is a Reverse Mortgage Right For You?

    Idaho Elder Law - Is a Reverse Mortgage Right For You?
    Homeowners age 62 and older may be tempted by the offers for reverse mortgages as a solution to the financial stresses. The celebrity spokespeople seem so warm and caring and it seems like a simple solution to an overwhelming problem. While…
  • Jun 30

    Idaho Estate Planning - How Much Do You Trust the Government?

    Idaho Estate Planning - How Much Do You Trust the Government?
    If you want the state to determine what happens to your estate when you die all you have to do is - nothing. So it's really a question of which estate plan you prefer, the one you and your family draw up through thoughtful and open discussion…
  • Jun 26

    Idaho Elder Law - Life Estate Can Be a Powerful Planning Tool When Done Correctly

    Idaho Elder Law - Life Estate Can Be a Powerful Planning Tool When Done Correctly
    A life estate gives an individual the right to a home or other real property throughout that person's life.
Rank this Week: 1330

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate…

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate Blog

Covers recent developments in Florida probate, trust, estate and guardianship. By Clark Skatoff PA.

http://www.clarkskatoff.com/news-resources/blog/
  • Jul 2

    "Legal Gymnastics" Not Allowed to Re-Write Will After Divorce and Death

    "Legal Gymnastics" Not Allowed to Re-Write Will After Divorce and Death
    Under Florida law, the dissolution or annulment of marriage will invalidate provisions in Wills and Revocable Trusts that affect the former spouse.  The issue arises when married couples draft wills that leave their estates to one…
  • Jul 2

    Due Process Required in Guardianship Proceeding

    Due Process Required in Guardianship Proceeding
    In the recent decision of Zemel v. Zemel, No. 4D14-1858 (Fla. 4th DCA July 1, 2015), the Court held that a non-party to a guardianship proceeding must be afforded due process, which includes sufficient prior notice and a full and fair…
  • Jun 26

    Florida Attorney for Emergency Temporary Guardian Owes Duty of Care to Temporary Ward

    Florida Attorney for Emergency Temporary Guardian Owes Duty of Care to Temporary Ward
    Even though under Florida law there is no lawyer-client relationship between an alleged incapacitated person (AIP) who is a temporary ward and the lawyer for the emergency temporary guardian (ETG), the lawyer for the emergency temporary…
Rank this Week: 1035

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Jul 1

    [VIDEO] Fight Searches Based on Odor of Marijuana

    [VIDEO] Fight Searches Based on Odor of Marijuana
    One of the main questions that comes up in a lot of marijuana cases that I defend is that the officer claims they smell the odor of marijuana, and that’s what gives them the right to search. Can you fight that kind of a search? Well,…
  • Jun 30

    Can the Handheld Breath Test be Used Against You in Court?

    Can the Handheld Breath Test be Used Against You in Court?
    There’s three steps for DUI which I explain when you contact my office and we will analyze your case together. One question is does the officer have a good reason to arrest you. That’s where the hand held breath test comes in. If…
  • Jun 26

    Is Cruise Control a Defense for Virginia Reckless Driving?

    Is Cruise Control a Defense for Virginia Reckless Driving?
    No. Virginia requires that you are in control of your vehicle and you can be punished for whatever you do behind the wheel, however you’re controlling it. The simple fact that you had cruise control set when you are accused of reckless…
Rank this Week: 1184

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 1021

PVW Estate Planning, Business…

PVW Estate Planning, Business Succession Planning & Asset Protection Planning Blog

Covers current issues affecting and strategies regarding estate, business succession, and asset protection planning. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwestateplanning.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 997

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Estate Planning Goes to the Movies: You’re Not You

    Estate Planning Goes to the Movies: You’re Not You
    2014’s You’re Not You stars Hilary Swank as a 35-year-old classical pianist who is stricken with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, aka Lou Gehrig’s disease). This multiple-hanky-needed drama is…
  • Jun 12

    When a Revocable Living Trust Collides With Guardianship Court

    When a Revocable Living Trust Collides With Guardianship Court
    Revocable Living Trusts are planned with the intention of keeping the family out of court. If this intent fails, courts have alarming powers to interfere with your plan. The recent case of Rene v. Sykes-Kennedy illustrates this point. In…
  • May 29

    Guardianship and You: Keeping the “Cockroaches” Out of Your Estate Plan

    Guardianship and You: Keeping the “Cockroaches” Out of Your Estate Plan
    Recently, there has been a lot of buzz around the need to fix the rules governing “professional guardians” (i.e., persons who have been appointed guardian over three or more legally incapacitated individuals) in order to…
Rank this Week: 1351

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Jun 23

    Court Discusses Validity of Will

    Court Discusses Validity of Will
    A New York Probate Lawyer said his controversy involves the validity and effect of certain portions of the will of Mr. X, late of the city of Brooklyn, deceased, and the correctness of the directions contained in a decree of the surrogate of…
  • Jun 22

    Court Decides the Disposition of Real Property

    Court Decides the Disposition of Real Property
    A Probate Lawyer said that, this is an application for a construction of the will of testatrix with respect to the intended disposition of certain real property. Testatrix' holographic will dated October 28, 1931, was admitted to probate on…
  • May 26

    Court Listens to Proceeding to Establish a Lost Will

    Court Listens to Proceeding to Establish a Lost Will
    A New York Probate Lawyer said this is a proceeding to establish a lost will pursuant to the provisions of Section 143, Surrogate's Court Act. The decedent died February 11, 1958. The Court is satisfied on the testimony of the subscribing…
Rank this Week: 1292

Ask Liza: Nolo's Estate Planning…

Ask Liza: Nolo's Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning and wills. By Liza Weiman Hanks.

http://blog.nolo.com/estateplanning/
  • Jun 22

    Paying Capital Gains on Appreciated Asset

    Paying Capital Gains on Appreciated Asset
    Dear Liza, My father passed away in 2002 when the federal estate tax limit was $1million. At that time my mother chose to put their home in the Bypass Trust.  She has now passed and the home is worth $1.4 million.  Do we…
  • Apr 28

    When does a Will Make Sense?

    When does a Will Make Sense?
    Dear Liza: A friend of mine is considering a living trust.  The only property he has is a coin collection maybe worth around $15,000.  He has an adult daughter who he doesn’t communicate with and does not want her to get…
  • Apr 25

    Who Inherits When There’s No Beneficiary?

    Who Inherits When There’s No Beneficiary?
    Dear Liza: My dad named his mother as his beneficiary, but she passed away in 2004.  My dad died in 2013 but didn’t change his beneficiary. I am my father’s only child and he has no wife, so who gets the money…
Rank this Week: 1174

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud…

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud Blog

Covers celebrity and true case stories on probate litigation. By Andrew Mayoras.

http://www.probatelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 22

    What's Driving The B.B. King Estate Feud?

    What's Driving The B.B. King Estate Feud?
    The late Riley B. King — better known as blues legend B.B. King — often said that the only woman in his life was his guitar, Lucille. But that wasn’t exactly true. King estimated that he had 15 children by 15 different…
  • Jun 19

    Casey Kasem's Daughter Fights For New Guardianship Visitation Law

    Casey Kasem's Daughter Fights For New Guardianship Visitation Law
    Kerri Kasem, the daughter of the late American Top 40 DJ, Casey Kasem, has been on a mission to make sure what happened to her and her siblings does not happen to others. When her father’s health deteri orated from Parkinson’s…
  • Jun 18

    Celebrity Legacies: Aaron Spelling Left Behind Massive Fortune & A Broken Family

    Celebrity Legacies: Aaron Spelling Left Behind Massive Fortune & A Broken Family
    What would it be like to grow up in a 123-room mansion in a swanky Los Angeles suburb, rubbing elbows with celebrities, and buying anything you want? Sounds pretty great -- unless it was all taken away from you as an adult. As Tori Spelling…
Rank this Week: 1115

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://yourestatematters.com/blog/
  • Jun 15

    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – June 15, 2015

    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – June 15, 2015
    The elderly population in the United States has been growing at an unprecedented rate over the last several decades, and experts predict it will continue to grow in the decades to come. Unfortunately, the rate at which the elderly are abused…
  • Jun 5

    Protecting Your Non-Human Family Members in Your Estate Plan

    Protecting Your Non-Human Family Members in Your Estate Plan
    In the United States, over 60 percent of all households include at least one pet. Collectively, we own over 160 million pets in the U.S.; although, if you ask a pet lover they will tell you they don’t “own” their pet.…
  • Jun 1

    Do You Need an Incapacity Plan?

    Do You Need an Incapacity Plan?
    Hopefully, you realize the need to have a comprehensive estate plan in place; however, do you also know that you need to include an incapacity plan in your estate plan? Like many people, you may think of old age related diseases such as…
Rank this Week: 980

New York Trusts & Estates…

New York Trusts & Estates Litigation Blog

Discusses recent cases and developments pertaining to New York trusts and estates law. By Farrell Fritz.

http://www.nyestatelitigationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1153

Long Island Special Needs Law Blog

Long Island Special Needs Law Blog

Covers estate planning and special needs trusts. By Ellen A. Victor.

http://longislandspecialneedslawyer.com
  • Jun 12

    Feeling Guilty Over Causing My Child’s Disability

    Feeling Guilty Over Causing My Child’s Disability
    Recently, I was reading this review of Toni Braxton’s new memoir, and the reviewer appeared shocked that Ms. Braxton attributed her son’s autism to God’s payback for a prior abortion. I don’t want to get into a…
  • Mar 5

    Now Playing: Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution

    Now Playing: Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution
    Description: A powerful and very personal documentary about the history and legacy of the Kings Park State Mental Hospital by Filmmaker and former patient Lucy Winer will be playing in Huntington at the Cinema Arts Theater, March 23rd, 2014…
  • Feb 6

    There is a Special Place in Hell

    There is a Special Place in Hell
    Four employees of a Long Island group home have been fired and charged with endangerment for pitting two disabled individuals against each other, according to Newsday and News 12 Long Island. Cellphone video of the fight shows the four…
Rank this Week: 862

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: 749

Probate Thoughts From The…

Probate Thoughts From The Villages, Florida

Covers wills, probate, asset protection, and real estate. By Ronald Jones.

http://flawyer.us/ProbateThoughts/
  • Feb 10

    Florida does not recognize “No Contest” clauses in wills.

    Florida does not recognize “No Contest” clauses in wills.
    Florida does not recognize “No Contest” clauses in wills. Sometimes people want to put in a “no contest” or “in terrorem” clause in a Florida will. A no contest clause says that if someone who is a…
  • Jan 13

    Planning for a second (or later) marriage

    Planning for a second (or later) marriage
    Very frequently, retirees moving to Florida are either single, or at some point, wind up single, whether through divorce or widowhood. And then they meet someone new. And sometimes the other person is formerly married as well; having been…
  • Jan 9

    Selling the Collection

    Selling the Collection
    A recurring situation in probate is where the parent had some sort of “collection” and the children want to sell the items. A lot of times, the parent would talk about the collection and raise the children’s expectation of…
Rank this Week: 1319

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills in Utah. By Jason C. Hunter.

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Aug 22

    The Joy Of Inheriting Appreciated Property

    The Joy Of Inheriting Appreciated Property
    When you inherit property, such as a house or stocks, the property is usually worth more than it was when the original owner purchased it. If you were to sell the property, there could be huge capital gains taxes. Fortunately, when you…
  • Aug 21

    When PODs Go BAD

    When PODs Go BAD
    Are payable on death accounts a simple way to pass assets to heirs or are they a mistake? It sure sounds simple. With a payable on death account or paid on death account, you name a beneficiary who gets the account when you die—no probate,…
  • Aug 20

    QPRT Consideration

    QPRT Consideration
    Among those with wealth primarily concentrated in their home or investment portfolio, there are two types of trusts designed to transfer wealth to heirs and save taxes by removing the assets from the estate. In effect, this reduces the amount…
Rank this Week: 775

New York Trusts & Estates Law…

New York Trusts & Estates Law Blog

Covers New York wills, trusts, estates, and elder law. By Saul Elnadav.

http://trustsestateslaw.com
Rank this Week: 1127

Texas Estate Planning and Probate…

Texas Estate Planning and Probate Law

By Gary Howell.

http://texaslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    The End of the Blog

    The End of the Blog
    This is the last post for the Texas Estate Planning and Probate Law blog. I did my best to try and keep it up, but just found it too difficult to update on a regular basis. In addition, I am leaving the practice of law as of the end of…
  • Nov 1

    Unlimited Charitable Gifts Through the End of 2005

    Unlimited Charitable Gifts Through the End of 2005
    The Hurricane Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act (KETRA) allows unlimited gifts to charity up to a donor's total income until the end of 2005. This provision also permits unlimited IRA withdrawals and gifts to charity. Under Sec. 301(b)(1)(A),…
  • Oct 2

    Is Repeal of the Estate Tax a Dead Issue?

    Is Repeal of the Estate Tax a Dead Issue?
    Sometime shortly, the Senate is expected to vote on the fate of the estate tax. The House has already voted to repeal the tax; however, several Senators have found it difficult to vote for total repeal. One Senator, Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), who…
Rank this Week: 1040

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 5

    The Problem with IRAs – Part 2)

    The Problem with IRAs – Part 2)
                Last week I was explaining the problem with IRAs and long term care.  If you need care at $125,000 per year or more but want to protect your IRA, what are your…
  • Jun 28

    The Problem with IRA

    The Problem with IRA
                IRAs, or any retirement accounts really, have always been a problem when it comes to long term care.  They are a great vehicle for accumulating wealth.  You can put…
  • Jun 22

    How to Self Insure for Long Term Care (Part 2)

    How to Self Insure for Long Term Care (Part 2)
                Last week I was telling you about using your own money, what we call legacy assets, to self-insure for long term care.  This week I’ll walk you through an example…
Rank this Week: 3039

Tennessee Wills and Estates

Tennessee Wills and Estates

Provides commentary on wills, probate law and estate planning. By Jason A. Lee

http://www.tennesseewillsandestates.com
  • Jul 5

    In Tennessee Can you Force an Estate to Distribute Assets to the Heirs?

    In Tennessee Can you Force an Estate to Distribute Assets to the Heirs?
    I am often asked to become involved in Tennessee probate estates as the attorney for the beneficiaries of the estate.  Often this is done to make sure the estate is running appropriately and sometimes this is done because my clients…
  • Jun 20

    New Law Firm - Burrow Lee, PLLC

    New Law Firm - Burrow Lee, PLLC
    I am really excited to let everyone know that my partner Brett Burrow and I have formed a new law firm.  It is Burrow Lee, PLLC.  We are located in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.  Our website is www.burrowlee.com.  We…
  • May 17

    Confusion on When a Tennessee Probate Estate Should be Opened

    Confusion on When a Tennessee Probate Estate Should be Opened
    I get a lot of interesting questions when I tell people that I practice Probate law in Tennessee.  One of the things that is most confusing to people is how to know when an actual estate needs to be opened for their loved one.  As a…
Rank this Week: 2754

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Jul 4

    What Is a Stretch IRA?

    What Is a Stretch IRA?
    Estate planning attorneys often help people who want to take things a couple of steps further. You want to craft a suitable legacy to leave behind to your loved ones, but you should also plan ahead for your active retirement years and the…
  • Jul 2

    What Is Estate Tax Exclusion Portability?

    What Is Estate Tax Exclusion Portability?
    You should brace yourself for possible taxation when you are devising your estate plan. There are those who are under the impression that the estate tax is only a factor for extremely wealthy people, but this will depend upon your…
  • Jun 30

    Medi-Cal FAQs: Will the Government Take My Home?

    Medi-Cal FAQs: Will the Government Take My Home?
    Medi-Cal is California’s version of the Medicaid program that is in place around the country. The program is jointly administered by the federal government along with the state of California. Most people are aware of the fact that…
Rank this Week: 2850