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San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning topics such as conservatorship, guardianship, health care and advanced directive, living trusts, and probate. By Law Office of Scott D. Soady, A Professional Corporation

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    Medi-Cal and “Estate Recovery”

    Medi-Cal and “Estate Recovery”
    An estate is not only responsible for distributing property after your death. It must also pay any valid debts to the extent your assets allow. Medical debts are a common expense most estates must pay. And if the deceased received health care…
  • Aug 29

    The Importance of Safekeeping Your Will

    The Importance of Safekeeping Your Will
    A last will and testament does little good if nobody can find the document after you pass away. It is important to safeguard your signed, original will as it must be filed with a probate court in order to formally open an estate. As a general…
  • Aug 22

    What Is a “Pour-Over” Will?

    What Is a “Pour-Over” Will?
    In estate planning, a “pour-over will” is a document signed in conjunction with the creation of a living trust. A pour-over will is like any other last will and testament, except that it distributes—or “pours…
Rank this Week: 1803

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Aug 31

    Celebrity Tax Liens All Too Common

    Celebrity Tax Liens All Too Common
    Fifty-one year old singer-actress Vanessa William owes the federal government $369,249 on her 2011 earnings for which the IRS filed a federal tax lien. Although this could be a misunderstanding between notices and her advisers, it is serious.…
  • Aug 31

    Article on Connecticut Esatte and Probate Law

    Article on Connecticut Esatte and Probate Law
    Jeffrey A. Cooper (Quinnipac University School of Law) and John R. Ivimey (Reid and Riege, P.C.) recently published an article entitled, 2013 Developments in Connecticut Estate and Probate Law, 88 Connecticut Bar Journal (2014). Provided…
  • Aug 31

    Ten Considerations for New Wisconsin Trust Code

    Ten Considerations for New Wisconsin Trust Code
    As I have previously discussed, newly enacted Wisconsin Trust Code created changes in the state’s default rules for trusts that those with Wisconsin trusts should be aware of. Here are 10 considerations to keep in mind regarding the new…
Rank this Week: 48

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covering estate planning, elder law, special needs planning, and veteran's benefits in Virginia. By Hook Law Center.

http://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    Eye and smell tests may make early detection of Alzheimer’s possible

    Eye and smell tests may make early detection of Alzheimer’s possible
    Results of four new research trials suggest that changes to the eyes and ability to smell may be valuable in the early detection of Alzheimer’s.  Reports presented at the 2014 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference…
  • Aug 27

    Seniors may qualify for Medicaid by spending down assets safely

    Seniors may qualify for Medicaid by spending down assets safely
    Federal law dictates that only someone below a benchmark level of assets can qualify for Medicaid, beyond which it is determined that the individual does not have the assets to pay for his or her own care. Many seniors who apply do not…
  • Jul 29

    Facts to know about Medicare and retirement

    Facts to know about Medicare and retirement
    If your 65th birthday is approaching, you should make sure you are aware of your Medicare options and are prepared to enroll in Medicare if necessary. Here are a few things you should know. First, if you are receiving Social Security benefits…
Rank this Week: 4336

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/
  • Aug 30

    New Statutory Property Guardianship Legislation and Regulation Coming into Effect December 1, 2014

    New Statutory Property Guardianship Legislation and Regulation Coming into Effect December 1, 2014
    There are some significant changes coming into effect on December 1, 2014 to British Columbia’s adult guardianship legislation. The changes will primarily effect both how the Public Guardian and Trustee is appointed to manage the…
  • Aug 24

    Can You Revoke a Quebec Notarial Will by Destroying a True Copy?

    Can You Revoke a Quebec Notarial Will by Destroying a True Copy?
    A notary in Quebecalways retains the original of a notarial will and registers it under the Quebec Civil Code. Despite the usual rule in British Columbia that an executor must probate the original will, an exception is made for…
  • Aug 6

    Changes to Canadian Charitable Donation Tax Credits for Charitable Gifts on Death

    Changes to Canadian Charitable Donation Tax Credits for Charitable Gifts on Death
    In the 2014 Budget, the Federal Government has proposed changes to the treatment of charitable gifts in wills or beneficiary designations. Essentially, if you include a gift to a charity in your will, under the new tax law, the gift will…
Rank this Week: 488

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeestatelawblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    What Happens to your Debt after you Die?

    What Happens to your Debt after you Die?
    Working as a Nashville probate attorney, I often hear a number of misconceptions that many people have when it comes to probate. When a loved one passes away, many people assume that they will be entitled to a portion of the decedent’s…
  • Aug 12

    Knowing When to Utilize a Power of Attorney or Conservatorship

    Knowing When to Utilize a Power of Attorney or Conservatorship
    Although many of us are willing and capable of making decisions and acting for ourselves, there are some who incapable of doing so for a number of reasons. Whether it is due to a temporary illness or a lifelong disorder, many individuals will…
  • Aug 5

    Understanding the Implications of Using a Power of Attorney

    Understanding the Implications of Using a Power of Attorney
    As a Tennessee probate attorney, I receive a number of calls regarding Power of Attorney and the ability or inability to perform certain tasks on behalf of someone else. Many people want to know what can or cannot be done with this legal…
Rank this Week: 4089

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/
  • Aug 29

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa
    Mark Landa has been selected to be included in the 21st Edition of the The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice area of Environmental Law.  Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey comprising more than…
  • Aug 4

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session
    The 2014 session of the Iowa General Assembly brought a few changes to the public utilities law practice in Iowa. Lawmakers focused their utility related discourse on tax credits for renewable energy, renewable fuels and solar energy, purview…
  • Aug 4

    Finding Fault On-line in a No-Fault State

    Finding Fault On-line in a No-Fault State
    Iowa is a "no fault" state.  Generally, this means that the conduct of either party leading up to the divorce cannot be used as a factor in awarding a property settlement or alimony.  The conduct…
Rank this Week: 2487

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Payroll Withholding Tax Basics for Both Employers and Employee

    Payroll Withholding Tax Basics for Both Employers and Employee
    Requirements regarding withholding payroll taxes are something that every business owner should be familiar with, particularly businesses which handle their own payroll internally (as opposed to outsourcing to a payroll company). Employers…
  • Aug 6

    New Jersey's Use Tax

    New Jersey's Use Tax
    New Jersey's Sales and Use Tax Act is most often cited to refer to sales taxes while the use tax http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/pubs/sales/anj7.pdf tends to be less well known. When goods or services are purchased outside of…
  • Jun 13

    New Jersey Property Tax Sale Certificates and Foreclosure

    New Jersey Property Tax Sale Certificates and Foreclosure
    In New Jersey, every municipality is required by law to hold sales of unpaid property taxes at least once each year. The municipalities sell the tax liens to obtain the tax revenue which they should have been paid by the property owner. The…
Rank this Week: 1809

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Covers Wisconsin estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration, real estate law, business organization, and individual income tax preparation. By Tesar Law Group, S.C.

http://blog.tesarlaw.com/
  • Aug 29

    Balancing Retirement and Estate Planning: Can a Roth IRA Help?

    Balancing Retirement and Estate Planning: Can a Roth IRA Help?
    Maximizing your assets and plans between estate planning and retirement planning is a balancing act, that when done right can benefit you and your loved ones.
  • Aug 27

    Choosing a Trustee to Control the Trust

    Choosing a Trustee to Control the Trust
    Deciding between a family member and a professional and finding the right trustee requires careful consideration.
  • Aug 25

    Special Needs Planning with Trust

    Special Needs Planning with Trust
    Special needs trusts offer an opportunity to leave funds for the benefit of a disabled loved one without actually leaving it in the hands of the disabled beneficiary which they may not be able to handle properly themselves, and which could…
Rank this Week: 1403

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Covers bankruptcy and estate planning.

http://wplawpractice.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Suburbia’s Wilting Economy: Johnson County, KS

    Suburbia’s Wilting Economy: Johnson County, KS
    I recently read an article in the JOCO – The Johnson County Government Magazine, titled “The truth about poverty in Johnson County.” While as Bankruptcy Attorneys we deal with people everyday facing financial problems, this…
  • Jul 31

    KWAA Celebrates Silver Conference : 2014

    KWAA Celebrates Silver Conference : 2014
    July 24 – 26, 2014 The Future is Now:  Building on our 25 Years The Kansas Women Attorneys Association celebrated our Silver Anniversary in style! Bethany College and the city of Lindsborg joined in our celebration by providing us…
  • May 30

    2014 Food From The Bar Campaign Result

    2014 Food From The Bar Campaign Result
    In April we, once again, participated in the annual Food From The Bar Campaign. This statewide food drive is organized by the Kansas Women Attorneys Association to encourage the legal community to fight hunger in Kansas. This year we raised…
Rank this Week: 3984

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Aug 29

    How Can You React to Lack of Retirement Preparedness?

    How Can You React to Lack of Retirement Preparedness?
    The Social Security Administration is receiving around 10,000 applications for benefits every day because of the fact that the baby boomer generation is now reaching retirement age. This number of people will be applying daily for the next 20…
  • Aug 27

    Identify the Right Charity

    Identify the Right Charity
    When you are planning your estate you may be interested in charitable giving. This can help you to create a lasting legacy as you continue to make a difference even after you are gone in some cases. And of course, there can be tax advantages…
  • Aug 22

    Why Should I Have a Revocable Living Trust?

    Why Should I Have a Revocable Living Trust?
    People sometimes make assumptions without knowing all the facts. There are those who do not consider the creation of a revocable living trust because they are under the impression that all trusts are only useful for very wealthy individuals.…
Rank this Week: 3867

The Law Office of Michael…

The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C.

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.mrobinsonlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Is There a Medicaid Asset Limit?

    Is There a Medicaid Asset Limit?
    When you are planning for retirement, you probably envision your active years. This can be one of the best periods of your life, and you should certainly do everything possible to enjoy your golden years to the fullest. At the same time, to…
  • Aug 21

    Is Probate Always Required?

    Is Probate Always Required?
    It is important to understand some things about probate when you are planning your estate. You may assume that a last will can facilitate immediate asset transfers after your passing, but this is not the case. When you use a last will to…
  • Jul 24

    5 Essential Estate Planning Rule

    5 Essential Estate Planning Rule
    While estate planning can seem like an incredibly complicated and difficult subject, it’s easier to understand it if you keep a few simple rules in mind. When you create an estate plan you won’t be required to have a vast and…
Rank this Week: 4822

New York Estate Planning Lawyer…

New York Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, estate administration and estate taxes. By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Estate Planning Long-Term Mistakes To Avoid

    Estate Planning Long-Term Mistakes To Avoid
    It is important to consider two different scenarios when planning for retirement and drafting an estate plan. The first thing is to consider what will happen to your estate after you die. However, the second is to consider what will happen to…
  • Aug 27

    Estate Planning Assets: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    Estate Planning Assets: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
    Some assets are fantastic to hold onto in estate planning but others can be bad for you and your heirs. One of the key objectives when planning your estate is to keep the tax bill as low as possible for your heirs when they are bequeathed…
  • Aug 25

    Lessons Learned: Robin Williams and His Estate

    Lessons Learned: Robin Williams and His Estate
    The tragic death and apparent suicide of master comedian Robin Williams has left millions of family, friends, and fans grieving for his loss. Reflecting on his legacy and memory, many people now wonder what is next for his family. He is…
Rank this Week: 1981

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

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

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Aug 29

    ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark Filing

    ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark Filing
    The ALS Association has filed an application to register a federal trademark for "Ice Bucket Challenge", the viral sensation that has swept the nation this summer. Although most Americans likely associate "Ice Bucket Challenge" with the ALS…
  • Jul 30

    What is a Family Limited Partnership?

    What is a Family Limited Partnership?
    A family limited partnership, or FLP, can allow a taxpayer to leverage two federal tax devices in conjunction with a technique known as “discounting” in order to reduce the amount of federal tax imposed at the time of that…
  • Jun 27

    The Aereo Decision & Cloud Computing

    The Aereo Decision & Cloud Computing
    In American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. the U.S. Supreme Court recently held that Aereo's service, which converts and subsequently (re)transmits over-the-air television broadcasts in near real time to Aereo's customers via the…
Rank this Week: 1302

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blog
  • Aug 29

    Human Resource Consultant for Small Businesse

    Human Resource Consultant for Small Businesse
    Tags: Small Business HR ConsultantBusiness attorney Winston-SalemAre you good at what your business does but get bogged down with administrative matters? PROBLEM: Do you have time to keep up with regulations for employees &…
  • Aug 19

    Disharging a Firearm in NC & NC Hunting Rule

    Disharging a Firearm in NC & NC Hunting Rule
    Tags: disharging firearm NCnc hunting rules sitesIn my quest to locate hunting laws and firearms laws in North Carolina for my personal use, I’ve come up with the following. Please note, it is not exhaustive. Please make sure these…
  • Aug 12

    TRO’s-Temporary Restraining Order- Litigation Attorney NC

    TRO’s-Temporary Restraining Order- Litigation Attorney NC
    Tags: TRO in NCpower of attorney abuse casesRecently, in a power of attorney abuse case, Sanders Law Firm PLLC obtained a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the alleged defendants. In this situation, the TRO, signed by the…
Rank this Week: 3546

Vandrew Law Blog

Vandrew Law Blog

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

http://vandrew.com/
  • Aug 29

    529 Strategies: FAFSA & a Grandchild’s College Expense

    529 Strategies: FAFSA & a Grandchild’s College Expense
    It’s common that grandparents want to help with college expenses for their grandchildren. Most grandparents helping their grandchildren want to do so in a way that won’t affect financial aid eligibility. One of the most common…
  • Jul 29

    Estate Planning & Cognitive Bia

    Estate Planning & Cognitive Bia
    If you’ve ever attended any of my seminars, you know that one of the points I hammer home is that estate planning is the easiest thing in the world on which to procrastinate. None of us thinks we will due anytime soon, so if there is…
  • Jun 12

    Inherited IRAs held by Supreme Court NOT to be Asset Protected

    Inherited IRAs held by Supreme Court NOT to be Asset Protected
    Many of us in the estate planning field have been following Clark v. Rameker, a case regarding Inherited IRAs. Today, the US Supreme Court finally issued its opinion. This case involved a party (Ruth Heffron) declaring bankruptcy. One of the…
Rank this Week: 2098

Potter Law Firm Blog

Potter Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.potterestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    What Is Pet Planning?

    What Is Pet Planning?
    Pet planning is a form of estate planning for pet owners. While most people will outlive their pets, older pet owners may have concerns. Pet ownership can be very rewarding for senior citizens who feel a void in their lives. When you have a…
  • Aug 27

    What Is an Irrevocable Trust?

    What Is an Irrevocable Trust?
    Trusts are commonly used in the field of estate planning, and there are various types of trusts. Some trusts are revocable, and there are also irrevocable trusts. In this post we will look at the value of irrevocable trusts. Direct Ownership…
  • Aug 25

    Can I Plan My Own Estate Using Template Documents?

    Can I Plan My Own Estate Using Template Documents?
    Estate planning involves the execution of legally binding documents. There are websites on the Internet that sell generic template legal documents, including estate planning devices. They contend that you can plan your estate simply and…
Rank this Week: 3499

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Aug 29

    Money, family, love, and Wills: Where does it all end for Anna Nicole Smith’s Estate?

    Money, family, love, and Wills: Where does it all end for Anna Nicole Smith’s Estate?
    Forbes.com reported recently Anna Nicole Smith’s Will contest case may be over…or maybe not so fast.  This mess of a case started nearly 19 years ago after the death of J. Howard Marshall. A Good Old-Fashioned Will Contest…
  • Aug 27

    Trustee Exculpation: Letting a California Trustee Off the Hook

    Trustee Exculpation: Letting a California Trustee Off the Hook
    In California, a Settlor can limit the liability of a Trustee by including Trust provisions that make the Trustee liable only in the event he acts recklessly or with gross negligence.  That may not sound significant, but it can have a…
  • Aug 21

    Cinderella Story: Problems Caused by Step-Parents in California Trust and Will Case

    Cinderella Story: Problems Caused by Step-Parents in California Trust and Will Case
    Step-parents, second marriages, children from prior marriages, these all cause problems in California Trust and Will matters.  Step-parent relationships are already primed for conflict and disagreements in most cases.  And when…
Rank this Week: 4147

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
  • Aug 29

    Don’t Let Immigration Status Sabotage Your Client’s Sentence

    Don’t Let Immigration Status Sabotage Your Client’s Sentence
    The following is a guest blog post by Norton Tooby, who has a national law practice in Oakland, California, providing expert consultation and representation on immigration consequences of criminal convictions, post-conviction relief, and…
  • Aug 27

    5 Rules to Minimize Expert Contamination

    5 Rules to Minimize Expert Contamination
    Attorneys risk expert contamination when they provide information to an expert about a case. Although you need to discuss the case candidly and openly with your expert, you don’t want to contaminate the expert with information on the…
  • Aug 25

    What to Do about an Incompetent Interpreter

    What to Do about an Incompetent Interpreter
    A witness who would otherwise be incompetent because he or she can’t understand or speak English can be made effectively competent by using an interpreter. But what happens when the interpreter is accused of being incompetent? Dealing…
Rank this Week: 3868

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/
  • Aug 29

    Idaho Estate Planning - Bad Investments Mean Trouble For Trustee

    Idaho Estate Planning - Bad Investments Mean Trouble For Trustee
    The trial court held that the trustee of a perpetual charitable trust had breached the duty of prudence by investing the fund solely in bonds and awarded damages based on what the portfolio would have been worth had the trustee followed…
  • Aug 28

    Idaho Estate Planning - Special Plans & Trusts for Special Asset

    Idaho Estate Planning - Special Plans & Trusts for Special Asset
    Passing along financial assets from your estate is typically straight-forward.. However, special assets that are not so cut-and-dry require careful planning and possibly call for special estate planning tools to be used. The Lake County News…
  • Aug 27

    Idaho Estate Planning - Your Neighbor Might Secretly Be a Millionaire

    Idaho Estate Planning - Your Neighbor Might Secretly Be a Millionaire
    The woman wore frumpy house dresses, drove a beat-up old Chevy Cavalier, lived modestly in a two-family house on Washington Avenue across from Albany High School and harbored an astonishing secret. Few realized she was the millionaire next…
Rank this Week: 1084

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

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

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1526

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, asset protection, charitable giving, and business law. By Kyle E. Krull.

http://blog.kylekrull.com/kansas-missouri-estate-planning/
  • Aug 29

    "Johnny Football" Needs An "Asset Protection Trust"?

    "Johnny Football" Needs An "Asset Protection Trust"?
    When you are Jonathan Paul Manziel, the new rookie quarterback for the Cleveland Browns and received north of $8 million on your first NFL contract ... you might attract some attention. No, lots of it. This is especially true when your create…
  • Aug 28

    Investment Traps For Trustees To Avoid

    Investment Traps For Trustees To Avoid
    Have you been appointed to serve as a trustee by a family member or friend? Regardless whether you are currently serving or are waiting in the wings, be forewarned about the personal liability that attends investing trust assets.
  • Aug 27

    Priorities - Your Estate Plan vs. Your Hard Drive?

    Priorities - Your Estate Plan vs. Your Hard Drive?
    Life is full of options when it comes to how we prioritize our time. Some things are mandatory and others are optional. However, when it comes to preparing your estate plan or backing up your hard drive ...
Rank this Week: 1050

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

http://www.cheryldavid.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Basic Estate Planning Questions – What Does a Basic Estate Plan Look Like?

    Basic Estate Planning Questions – What Does a Basic Estate Plan Look Like?
    In today’s blog post in our ongoing series on basic estate planning questions, we are going to take a brief step back and look at the broader question of what a basic estate plan looks like. If you’ve been reading along in this…
  • Aug 28

    Popular North Carolina Elder Law Myth

    Popular North Carolina Elder Law Myth
    There are a lot of popular North Carolina elder law myths that far too many people believe. When clients come to us seeking advice about an elder law issue, we are often forced to dispel many of their mistaken beliefs because. Many people…
  • Aug 16

    Basic Estate Planning Questions 8 – What is Probate in North Carolina?

    Basic Estate Planning Questions 8 – What is Probate in North Carolina?
    In today’s blog post in our ongoing series on basic estate planning questions, we’re going to look at probate in North Carolina, what it does, and why it is important. A lot of people first talk to an estate planning attorney…
Rank this Week: 3655

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Aug 29

    Choosing the Right Yardstick

    Choosing the Right Yardstick
    The importance of measuring performance and productivity Do you remember when your parents bragged about how much you had grown? They may have even proudly tracked your growth with pencil marks on the wall. Remember the pressure to make good…
  • Aug 27

    Powers of Attorney

    Powers of Attorney
    Every estate planning attorney utilizes powers of attorney in their practice. They are a useful part of every estate plan. However, powers of attorney can be very broad or very limited. For example, a power of attorney (or POA) could give the…
  • Aug 25

    Run the Client Experience Marathon with Email Marketing

    Run the Client Experience Marathon with Email Marketing
    You’ve surely heard the adage that attorneys make the worst defendants (the same way that doctors make the worst patients). It seems service professionals often have a difficult time putting themselves in their clients’ shoes.…
Rank this Week: 4846

Minko Law Office Blog

Minko Law Office Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.minkolaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Elder Law

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Elder Law
    In today’s blog post on the essential estate planning knowledge we are focusing our attention on elder law, elder law issues, and why the topic is so important for everyone to understand. Elder law is one of those areas that most people…
  • Aug 27

    DNR Tattoos No Substitute for an Advance Medical Directive

    DNR Tattoos No Substitute for an Advance Medical Directive
    One of the more interesting questions a lot of people have had recently about estate planning is about the viability of DNR tattoos. By some reports, it’s estimated that one out of every 10 Americans have had some kind of tattoo.…
  • Aug 25

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Powers of Attorney

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Powers of Attorney
    In today’s blog post in our ongoing series on building essential estate planning knowledge, we will take a look at powers of attorney and the role they play in any estate plan. As with any estate planning tool or device, always talk to…
Rank this Week: 2474

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Dean Martin (1917-1995) – Singer, Comedian & Actor Dean Martin, born Dino Paul Crocett, was an American singer, film actor, television star and comedian. One of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20TH…
  • Aug 28

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. Joshua J. Marine
  • Aug 26

    Texas History – Do You Know When the First Public Demonstration of an Airplane Occurred in Texas?

    Texas History – Do You Know When the First Public Demonstration of an Airplane Occurred in Texas?
    The first public demonstration of an airplane in Texas took place February 8, 1910, near Houston, when Frenchman Louis Paulhan showed off his French-made fabric-and-wood biplane.
Rank this Week: 4831

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://yourestatematters.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    What Happens to My Property If I Die Without A Will or Trust?

    What Happens to My Property If I Die Without A Will or Trust?
    The primary goal of an estate plan is to determine what will happen to your property and assets upon your death. In order to understand why it is so important to create an estate plan, it helps to discuss what happens to your property and…
  • Aug 28

    What Is A Living Will?

    What Is A Living Will?
    Throughout our lifetimes, we make thousands of decisions. Some of those decisions are simple, day to day decisions while others are life-changing decisions. The important thing is that each of us is able to make those decisions when the time…
  • Aug 27

    Special Needs Trust in Missouri: Why You Should Create One

    Special Needs Trust in Missouri: Why You Should Create One
    If you have a special needs child in your family, you are already aware that caring for that child requires a considerable amount of time and caring. The reality is that it also requires a considerable amount of money. Because you love your…
Rank this Week: 4821

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/
  • Aug 29

    Contingency Planning for Lawyers: Expecting the Unexpected

    Contingency Planning for Lawyers: Expecting the Unexpected
    Lawyers have a number of unique professional obligations and responsibilities.  Many of these relate to duties owed by the lawyer to his or her clients or to the courts.  One of the responsibilities of a lawyer in providing help to…
  • Aug 28

    The Limitations Act and Will Challenge

    The Limitations Act and Will Challenge
    Time flies when you’re having fun, or when you’re contemplating a challenge to a will.  A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court has shed some light on the interaction between the law of will challenges and the effects…
  • Aug 27

    Declarations of Death in Ontario

    Declarations of Death in Ontario
    Yesterday’s Toronto Star reported the sensational story of a Canadian man who was discovered living in Oklahoma with a new identity and a new life. The article reports that Ronald Stan disappeared, at age 32, from Middlesex County,…
Rank this Week: 221

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Aug 28

    Issue in this Case is Whether Estate Venue is Proper

    Issue in this Case is Whether Estate Venue is Proper
    A New York Probate Lawyer said that, this proceeding requires consideration of SCPA 205 (L 1984, ch 128, effective June 21, 1984) which substituted the flexible and waivable concept of venue for the inflexible and non-waivable concept of…
  • Aug 27

    Court Decides if Attorney Fees Should be Granted

    Court Decides if Attorney Fees Should be Granted
    A New York Probate Lawyer said that, before the court is the first and final account of the Public Administrator for the estate of the decedent, who died intestate, a resident of Hempstead, on June 21, 1993, leaving one daughter, surviving.…
  • Aug 26

    The Issue in this Case is Whether the Venue is Proper

    The Issue in this Case is Whether the Venue is Proper
    A New York Probate Lawyer said that, this proceeding requires consideration of SCPA 205 (L 1984, ch 128, effective June 21, 1984) which substituted the flexible and waivable concept of venue for the inflexible and non-waivable concept of…
Rank this Week: 885

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Does Medicaid Pay for In-Home Care?

    Does Medicaid Pay for In-Home Care?
    Long-term care costs are a source of concern within the elder law community. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, 70% of people reaching the age of 65 will need long-term care eventually. You cannot count on…
  • Aug 26

    Does Medicaid Count the Value of My Home?

    Does Medicaid Count the Value of My Home?
    Nursing homes and assisted living communities are very expensive, and most people cannot comfortably absorb these costs out-of-pocket. Medicare does not pay for long-term care, but Medicaid will assist with these costs. This is why many…
  • Aug 21

    What Is a Grantor Retained Annuity Trust?

    What Is a Grantor Retained Annuity Trust?
    The federal estate tax is an important factor to consider when you are facilitating future asset transfers. This tax carries a 40% maximum rate, so it can take a heavy toll on your estate. There are various different estate tax efficiency…
Rank this Week: 2380

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Aug 28

    Different Ways to Title Real Estate

    Different Ways to Title Real Estate
    Did you know that there are multiple ways in which you can hold title to real estate? For first time homebuyers, especially couples- both married and unmarried, deciding how to take title to their new home can be confusing. Not only that, but…
  • Aug 25

    Exactly What is a "Virtual" Law Office?

    Exactly What is a "Virtual" Law Office?
    I often speak to other attorneys about virtual law offices and how to incorporate some of the benefits of this model of legal service delivery into their own practice. Perhaps not surprisingly, I am frequently asked by friends, colleagues and…
  • Aug 14

    Do You Need Licenses For Your Business?

    Do You Need Licenses For Your Business?
    The licenses and permits you will need to operate your business vary widely depending on your location and type of business. However, there are a few items that will be necessary for nearly all new businesses. Federal EIN FEIN stands for…
Rank this Week: 4798

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/
  • Aug 28

    What is a Self-Proving Will in Reno?

    What is a Self-Proving Will in Reno?
    Wills are very common estate planning tools with great value when it comes to having the freedom of determining to whom your estate will be distributed after your death.  Without one, you die “intestate,” which means how your…
  • Aug 20

    What is the Generation Skipping Tax in Reno?

    What is the Generation Skipping Tax in Reno?
    Considering how to pass your wealth on to the next generation?  Then the generation skipping tax is something with which you should be familiar.  The generation skipping transfer tax is a tax assessed on property as it is passed on…
  • Aug 13

    Can Agents Make Gifts Under a Power of Attorney?

    Can Agents Make Gifts Under a Power of Attorney?
    A Power of Attorney is a very common estate planning tool, that can easily be customized to fit each client’s needs.  When a Power of Attorney is created, the usual purpose is to handle legal, financial or medical needs for someone…
Rank this Week: 3568

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Covers New York elder law, estate law, and real estate legal issues. By Robert Friedman.

http://www.wny-lawyers.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    What Is The Difference Between “Intoxication” and “Impairment”?

    What Is The Difference Between “Intoxication” and “Impairment”?
    Buffalo DWI lawyers generally defend charges that involve a driver operating a motor vehicle while either intoxicated or impaired. For example, a driver may be charged with Driving While Intoxicated or Driving While Ability Impaired by…
  • Aug 28

    Can Someone Charged With DWI Plead Guilty To A Reduced Charge?

    Can Someone Charged With DWI Plead Guilty To A Reduced Charge?
    Most drivers in the Buffalo area are familiar with the idea of being issued to traffic ticket for a moving violation but being able to plead guilty to a reduced charge once you go to court. For example, in many courts, a driver who is charged…
  • Aug 27

    What’s The Difference Between A No-Fault Divorce And Other Types In Rochester?

    What’s The Difference Between A No-Fault Divorce And Other Types In Rochester?
    As recently as 2010, to get a divorce in New York, parties had to establish elaborate – and often fraudulent – cases against one spouse, who was said to be at fault. This might involve recruiting a person to testify that they had…
Rank this Week: 1476

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Dynasty Trust Can Be Effective For Wealth Preservation

    Dynasty Trust Can Be Effective For Wealth Preservation
    If you are in possession of wealth that will logically remain intact across multiple generations even as family members benefit from these resources you are going to have to seek avenues that provide tax efficiency. The estate tax sits…
  • Aug 21

    Medicare Contains Multiple Part

    Medicare Contains Multiple Part
    Some people are under the impression that things just take care of themselves when you achieve senior citizen status. Social Security will surely be enough to satisfy all of your financial needs and Medicare will cover your health care…
  • Aug 14

    Rate of Estate Tax May Shock You

    Rate of Estate Tax May Shock You
    While it is indeed important to look ahead toward the future, the fact is that as a young adult you may not be that interested in the details of tax laws that are applicable to the field of estate planning....
Rank this Week: 2475

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Illinois Children's Trust

    Illinois Children's Trust
    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. That property…
  • Aug 23

    Probate Law Regarding Beneficiarie

    Probate Law Regarding Beneficiarie
    A holding by the U.S. Supreme Court in Kennedy, executrix of the estate of Kennedy, deceased v. Plan Administrator for DuPont Savings and Investment Plan, et al. makes clear the importance of keeping on top of estate planning matters. In…
  • Aug 16

    Chicago Estate Planning and Individual Retirement Account

    Chicago Estate Planning and Individual Retirement Account
    Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) need to be taken into account when doing estate planning. The most important thing to remember with an IRA for estate planning purposes is to name a beneficiary. While a spouse is usually the logical…
Rank this Week: 2558

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt…

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt Blog

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

http://www.alexislevitt.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Statewide Transition Conference for Parent

    Statewide Transition Conference for Parent
    The Arc of Massachusetts is holding a transition conference for parents of children with disabilities between the ages of 14 and 22. Attendees will be able to choose from a variety of workshops focused on the best practices of creating…
  • Jun 5

    Friendship Home’s First Annual Walk With Friend

    Friendship Home’s First Annual Walk With Friend
    Friendship Home in Norwell is hosting its First Annual Walk with Friends on Sunday, June 22, 2014. The 5K (3.1 mile) walk will take place at Wompatuck State Park in Hingham. This family-friendly event will raise funds and awareness for…
  • May 29

    Shred Day at South Shore Bank

    Shred Day at South Shore Bank
    I just received notice that South Shore Bank will be holding a shred day at its East Bridgewater branch on Saturday, June 7th from 9:00 a.m. to noon. This event is free, open to the public, and a great eco-friendly way to safely dispose of…
Rank this Week: 4351

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

Covers Class III weapons topics for all of the 50 states. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.guntrustlawyer.com/
  • Aug 28

    ATF form 5 and Form 9 returning in September 2014

    ATF form 5 and Form 9 returning in September 2014
    ATF is pleased to announce the return of the following eForms to active service: ATF Form 5 on 8/27/2014, ATF Form 9 on 9/2/2014, and ATF Form 5300.11 (AFMER) on 9/5/2014. Please note that at this time no date has...
  • Aug 21

    Nolo Says Don't Create A Gun Trust With Their Product

    Nolo Says Don't Create A Gun Trust With Their Product
    Today I ran across an entry on Nolo's website addressing the appropriateness of using their living trust software, commonly referred to as Quicken, or Will Maker, to make a Gun Trust. The same issues would exist for Legal Zoom or...
  • Aug 3

    Gun Trust and ATF 5320.1 Form 1 Approval in 35 day

    Gun Trust and ATF 5320.1 Form 1 Approval in 35 day
    I recently published an article on Gun Trusts and an amazing 1 day approval. I felt that this was an unusual circumstance and decided to submit an electronic ATF Form 1 back on July 26th using my personal Gun Trust...
Rank this Week: 1491

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Hidden Gold and Intestate Succession

    Hidden Gold and Intestate Succession
    If you ever want to hear about strange legal stories, than reading about estate law is an excellent place to start. Estate law often deals with large sums of money and that tends to create issues, such as intestate succession, that are…
  • Aug 27

    One Small Estate Planning Error Means Loss of Privacy for Robin William

    One Small Estate Planning Error Means Loss of Privacy for Robin William
    Even as many continue to reel from the death of Robin Williams, what’s happened since the day he took his own life is what has many estate planning lawyers cringing. One small overlooked detail has resulted in an estate planning error…
  • Aug 26

    Can an Irrevocable Trust Preserve Family Wealth?

    Can an Irrevocable Trust Preserve Family Wealth?
    Accumulating wealth may be your first objective as a businessperson. After this has been accomplished, you must take steps to preserve your hard-earned wealth. Indeed, there are various different forces at work that could erode your financial…
Rank this Week: 3642

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/
  • Aug 28

    How Much Will it Cost to Set Up a Special Needs Trust?

    How Much Will it Cost to Set Up a Special Needs Trust?
    If you are one of many who is responsible for the care of a special needs child or adult, you may be considering whether you need a special needs trust.  You may also be wondering how expensive the process will be.  The first step…
  • Aug 25

    Alternatives for Dealing with Incapacity in Fayetteville

    Alternatives for Dealing with Incapacity in Fayetteville
    It is unfortunate that some of us have to deal with mental incapacity; whether directly or in helping a loved one with an illness or injury.  If this becomes an issue for you, it helps to be aware of the options available to you and your…
  • Aug 21

    When is an Estate Tax Return Due?

    When is an Estate Tax Return Due?
    One of the most common concerns in estate planning is estate taxes.  Indeed, one of the primary goals of estate planning is decreasing or eliminating taxes, as much as possible.  With the current federal estate tax rate at 40%, it…
Rank this Week: 2873

epilawg

epilawg

Provides insight for planning the resolution of your own story through thoughtful estate planning.

http://epilawg.com/
  • Aug 28

    After Hours with Philip J. Ruce

    After Hours with Philip J. Ruce
    Name: Philip J. Ruce Employer: Stone Arch Law Office, PLLC Position: Attorney Location: Minneapolis Education: University of Minnesota (B.A.), William Mitchell College of Law (J.D.), Thomas Jefferson School of Law (LL.M.) How long have you…
  • Aug 22

    Godparents & Guardians: Two Different Role

    Godparents & Guardians: Two Different Role
    I often hear in conversation (and I once believed this too!) that if a minor child has godparents, then the same people will be legal guardians of the child if something happens to the child’s […]Godparents & Guardians: Two…
  • Aug 19

    Robin Williams’ Estate: Subject to California Probate?

    Robin Williams’ Estate: Subject to California Probate?
    As everyone mourns the death of Robin Williams and reflects on his tremendous talents, we estate planning attorneys can’t help but wonder, did Robin Williams do any estate planning? It is apparent that Robin Williams […]Robin…
Rank this Week: 1226

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Aug 28

    Probate in Grand Forks: Is It Always Required?

    Probate in Grand Forks: Is It Always Required?
    If you use a last will to express your final wishes, you name an executor or personal representative. This is the person who will handle the business of the estate after you pass away. The executor is not going to be able to immediately…
  • Aug 26

    Can You Contest a Living Trust?

    Can You Contest a Living Trust?
    There are misconceptions that circulate about certain aspects of estate planning. One of them is the notion that you can prevent an estate challenge if you create a revocable living trust. People recognize the fact that wills can be…
  • Aug 21

    Why Would I Need a Pour-Over Will?

    Why Would I Need a Pour-Over Will?
    Everyone has heard of the estate planning document called a last will, and many people are well aware of the existence of trusts. You could use a will or a trust to facilitate the transfer of your monetary assets after you pass away.…
Rank this Week: 4027

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Ancillary Probate in California

    Ancillary Probate in California
    The ease in which people and capital can move from one place to another has naturally caused the accumulation of assets in multiple locations. It is relatively common for a California resident to re-locate to New York for a new job. While…
  • Aug 21

    Fiduciary Duty Owed to a Creditor?

    Fiduciary Duty Owed to a Creditor?
    In a fiduciary relationship, the fiduciary is legally obligated to act in the bests interests of the principal. This relationship can arise in various situations. For example, a lawyer owes a fiduciary duty to a client just as an executor…
  • Aug 15

    Is avoiding probate always positive?

    Is avoiding probate always positive?
    One of the main reasons why a person writes a revocable trust is to avoid probate. The rationale is that once the person dies, the administration of their trust estate is typically a more expedient and economical method to administer than a…
Rank this Week: 1288

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.connecticutestateplanningattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Why Disclaiming an Inheritance Could be a Good Idea

    Why Disclaiming an Inheritance Could be a Good Idea
    I inherited what from Uncle George? What if I don’t want it? You barely knew your uncle. When he dies, you learn that he named you his sole beneficiary in his Will and your children as his contingent beneficiaries. Sounds like good…
  • Aug 7

    5 Steps to Take Now for Your Child with Special Need

    5 Steps to Take Now for Your Child with Special Need
    If you are caring for a child with special needs, you know it is unlike any other journey. Whether you are new to this journey or travelling a well-worn path, you can take charge of the things that are within your reach. Here are some…
  • Aug 1

    Social Security and the Self-Service Age

    Social Security and the Self-Service Age
    Are you overwhelmed by the complicated maze of laws, regulations and policies regarding when and how to collect Social Security benefits? Unfortunately getting answers to your questions is about to get even harder. In a move designed to…
Rank this Week: 4413

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary…

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary Law Blog

Covers Elder Law, long-term care, "End-of-Life" and health care surrogate decision-making, estate & personal planning, fiduciary administrations, elders' dispute resolution, and Orphans' Court litigation. By Neil E. Hendershot.

http://paelderestatefiduciary.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Philadelphia Court Upholds Stephen Girard's Intention

    Philadelphia Court Upholds Stephen Girard's Intention
    Stephen Girard, late in life Painted by J.R. Lambdin Judge O'Keefe, Administrative Judge of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, sitting in the Orphans' Court Division, issued an opinion and order, dated August 21, 2014, released on…
  • Jun 19

    PA POA Reform legislation on Governor's Desk

    PA POA Reform legislation on Governor's Desk
    On June 18, 2014, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives adopted (193-0) the amended, compromise version of House Bill 1429, in Printer's No. 3708, regarding power of attorney reform.  The adopted legislation was transmitted to the…
  • Jun 16

    PA Power of Attorney Reform Legislation Move

    PA Power of Attorney Reform Legislation Move
    Legislative changes appear afoot regarding Pennsylvania's Power of Attorney laws. On Monday, June 16, 2014, the Pennsylvania Senate adopted (50-0), after three required considerations, a revised version of House Bill 1429, into a new…
Rank this Week: 4207

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 718

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
  • Aug 27

    What is the Tax Consequence of Selling Property I Inherit or Receive As A Gift?

    What is the Tax Consequence of Selling Property I Inherit or Receive As A Gift?
    Several weeks ago, I received a phone call from a client whose elderly mother owned several pieces of real estate in an exclusive part of town. She had purchased the property decades ago for very little, but since then, the property had…
  • Aug 13

    Growing Number of Americans Choosing Cremation

    Growing Number of Americans Choosing Cremation
    If you have decided to be cremated when you die, you’re one of a growing number of Americans making that choice. I came across an interesting infographic today titled Ashes to Ashes, which illustrates how cremation has increased in…
  • Aug 6

    Don’t Keep Your Heirs in the Dark

    Don’t Keep Your Heirs in the Dark
    If you or someone you know has been a beneficiary of an estate, you may have have been exposed to the frustration and disagreements that can occur when details of an estate plan are kept secret until a parent dies. The frustration may have…
Rank this Week: 948