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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/
  • Jan 17

    K.L.W v. Genesis Fertility Centre

    K.L.W v. Genesis Fertility Centre
    Mr. A.B. had serious medical problems throughout his life. He and his wife, K.L.W., wished to have children. He arranged to have his sperm stored by Genesis Fertility Centre, so that his wife could use his reproductive material to conceive a…
  • Jan 8

    Sabey Rule LLP Welcomes Taeya Fitzpatrick

    Sabey Rule LLP Welcomes Taeya Fitzpatrick
    I am pleased to announce that Taeya Fitzpatrick joined our firm last week, on January 1, 2016. Before joining Sabey Rule LLP, Taeya practiced condominium law with a boutique firm here in Kelowna, and recently successfully appealed a…
  • Jan 2

    Supreme Court of Canada Decision Takes a Narrow Approach to Rectification

    Supreme Court of Canada Decision Takes a Narrow Approach to Rectification
    The majority of the Supreme Court of Canada has construed the equitable power of the court to rectify a contract or other document relatively narrowly in a recent decision, Canada (Attorney General) v. FairmontHotels Inc. 2016 SCC 56.…
Rank this Week: 253

Florida Elder Law and Estate…

Florida Elder Law and Estate Planning

Provides news and views on current topics in elder law, estate planning, wills and trusts, caregiver issues, probate and estate administration, Medicaid and Veterans benefits, other issues of importance to seniors and their families. By Joseph S. Karp.

http://karplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    When the trustee and beneficiaries are siblings, everyone needs to know the ground rules to stay on good terms!

    When the trustee and beneficiaries are siblings, everyone needs to know the ground rules to stay on good terms!
    Consider this scenario: A parent passes away and one of the decedent's children, a beneficiary of the trust, takes over as trustee of the parent's trust. His siblings are also beneficiaries. Since no one in the family is familiar with the…
  • Jan 15

    Florida law allows pets to be beneficiaries of your estate plan

    Florida law allows pets to be beneficiaries of your estate plan
    Headlines are made when wealthy people leave outsize fortunes to their pets. One notable example is Leona Helmsley, the hotel magnate who passed away in 2007. Cutting out her family, Helmsley left her entire $12 million fortune to her pet…
  • Jan 13

    You are invited to attend one of our free January workshop

    You are invited to attend one of our free January workshop
    Please Join Us! The Karp Law Firm's January 2017 Estate Planning Workshops   These informative presentations are free, no obligation and you do not need a reservation - just show up!   You'll hear about: Why living trusts can still…
Rank this Week: 1198

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jan 17

    Article on the Role of Trust Protector

    Article on the Role of Trust Protector
    Andrew T. Huber recently published an Article entitled, Trust Protectors: The Role Continues to Evolve, 3 Probate & Property 28 (Jan/Feb 2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: The trust protector’s role is relatively new…
  • Jan 17

    Article on Where to Set Up a Domestic Asset Protection Trust

    Article on Where to Set Up a Domestic Asset Protection Trust
    Mark Merric & Daniel G. Worthington recently published an Article entitled, Best DAPT Jurisdictions Based on Three Types of Statutes: Analysis of Where to Set Up a Domestic Asset Protection Trust, Tr. & Est. 92 (Jan. 2017). Provided…
  • Jan 17

    How Student Loan Debt Is Plaguing Older Borrower

    How Student Loan Debt Is Plaguing Older Borrower
    Not only does student loan debt affect young to middle-aged adults, it also seems to be affecting a growing number of older Americans. Specifically, the number of Americans age sixty and older with student loan debt has quadrupled in the...
Rank this Week: 48

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • Jan 17

    Exclusion of Gains from Sale of Personal Residence

    Exclusion of Gains from Sale of Personal Residence
    In this blog post, Justin M. Kennedy discusses a special exclusion of gains from the sale of a personal residence built into the Internal Revenue Code in Section 121. The post Exclusion of Gains from Sale of Personal Residence appeared first…
  • Jan 11

    Clayton Trust – The Advantages of the B-Trust

    Clayton Trust – The Advantages of the B-Trust
    By: Justin M. Kennedy, Attorney Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Prior to 2014, for married clients with estates valued at over one million dollar ($1,000,000), our office often recommended ABC Trusts.  This trust structure was used to…
  • Jan 3

    Litherland Law Office 2017 Government Policy Forecast

    Litherland Law Office 2017 Government Policy Forecast
    By:  Matthew M. Shafae, Attorney Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Elections have consequences. On January 3, 2017, the 115th United States Congress met for the first time, with both houses controlled by the Republican Party. On January…
Rank this Week: 565

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/
  • Jan 17

    Handwritten Wills Often Lead to Legal Problem

    Handwritten Wills Often Lead to Legal Problem
    The legal requirements for making a valid will in California are straightforward. A will should be in writing and signed by the testator (the person making the will) in the presence of at least two witnesses. Ideally the will is typewritten…
  • Jan 4

    What Happens to My Bankruptcy Case if I Die?

    What Happens to My Bankruptcy Case if I Die?
    In a typical probate administration, the personal representative named in the deceased person’s will must pay off any valid debts presented to the estate. What if the decedent was already in bankruptcy at the time of his or her death?…
  • Dec 31

    Does a Spendthrift Trust Protect Against Spousal or Child Support Orders?

    Does a Spendthrift Trust Protect Against Spousal or Child Support Orders?
    If you have a child or other relative who is irresponsible with money or is the subject of a number of creditor judgments, you might consider including a spendthrift clause as part of your estate planning. A spendthrift clause, also known as…
Rank this Week: 513

Texas Probate Litigation

Texas Probate Litigation

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

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

    Court may construe a will before it is admitted to probate

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

    Challenging non-testamentary designation

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

    Estate of Koontz: Another summary judgment overturned

    Estate of Koontz: Another summary judgment overturned
    Estate of Koontz is a very recent decision from the San Antonio Court of Appeals. The trial court in Bandera County had granted summary judgment against a will contestant's claims of lack of testamentary capacity and undue influence. The…
Rank this Week: 4694

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Provides estate planning thoughts, news and planning ideas. By Gilfix & La Poll Associates LLP.

http://www.gilfix.com/blog/
  • Jan 17

    California caregiver law aims to prevent elder abuse

    California caregiver law aims to prevent elder abuse
    The law seeks to enhance the safety of elderly and disabled people who receive private home care services from a caregiver who assists them with daily tasks. Senior citizens can often be vulnerable to abuse, whether it is physical, sexual,…
  • Dec 29

    Robin Williams’ family battles over estate

    Robin Williams’ family battles over estate
    Robin Williams’ widow Susan Williams settled out of court a lawsuit over the late actor’s estate last year. The highly publicized dispute with his children revolved around an estate worth an estimated $100 million. Disagreements…
  • Dec 5

    Michael Gilfix, National Experts Form Trump Policy Analysis Group

    Michael Gilfix, National Experts Form Trump Policy Analysis Group
    THE TRUMP POLICY ANALYSIS GROUP (TPAG) – FOCUSING ON OLDER AMERICANS AND THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS The Trump Policy Analysis Group (TPAG)1 has convened to consider probable changes in law that will affect older Americans and those with…
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Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer…

Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer Blog

Covers asseet protection planning and issues. By Weisman, Young & Ruemenapp.

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

    Can a Debtor’s Years-Old Fraudulent Transfer Preclude the Debtor from Obtaining a Discharge in Bankruptcy?

    Can a Debtor’s Years-Old Fraudulent Transfer Preclude the Debtor from Obtaining a Discharge in Bankruptcy?
    A 2016 Supreme Court case, Husky International v. Ritz, holds that if a debtor makes a fraudulent transfer, even if several years prior to filing the petition, any debt related to such fraudulent transfer will be nondischargeable. Section…
  • Dec 21

    Michigan Enacts Domestic Asset Protection Law

    Michigan Enacts Domestic Asset Protection Law
    For those of us attorneys who have devoted substantial time to and assisted clients with asset protection planning over the years it is welcome news that Michigan has adopted the Qualified Dispositions in Trust Act, effective February 5,…
  • Sep 30

    Annuities are Exempt from Creditors – In Wisconsin

    Annuities are Exempt from Creditors – In Wisconsin
    The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has sustained a Bankruptcy Court decision holding that annuities qualifying for income tax deferral under Section 72 of the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) are exempt assets and therefore cannot…
Rank this Week: 4861

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/
Rank this Week: 1360

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Covers wills, trusts & estates, guardianships, tax and asset protection planning.

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    Opening of New York Law Firm Office

    Opening of New York Law Firm Office
    I am pleased to announce that we have officially opened an office in Manhattan.While our main office is still located near Princeton, New Jersey, we will be happy to meet with clients by appointment at our New York location:122 East 42nd…
  • Nov 29

    Caring for a Loved One - Guardianship, Powers of Attorney and Medical Directive

    Caring for a Loved One - Guardianship, Powers of Attorney and Medical Directive
    Holiday gatherings are often a time for us to gather with relatives and friends. The bustle of holiday activity can highlight the impact that aging has had on our loved ones in the passing year. Observing decline in the people we care about…
  • Nov 9

    Estate Tax Thoughts on a Trump Presidency

    Estate Tax Thoughts on a Trump Presidency
    It is no secret that most Republicans and Donald Trump wish to get rid of the federal estate tax (or as it is commonly referred to "The Death Tax").  With Republicans in charge of the House, Senate and Presidency, I think we are very…
Rank this Week: 3138

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/
  • Jan 17

    New podcast: "Can the executor do that?"

    New podcast: "Can the executor do that?"
    Our second podcast is now available on our web page. It follows the same format at the first one, with our practice coordinator, Chelsea Kennedy, asking me questions. This one is called "Can the executor do that?" and covers a…
  • Jan 11

    No standing for adopted child to vary birth mother's will

    No standing for adopted child to vary birth mother's will
    There has been an interesting case recently in the BC courts regarding the rights of adopted children with respect to the estate of the birth mother. Gary Boer was the biological son of Deloreen Mikaloff. He was adopted by another family…
  • Jan 9

    Our first podcast (free to listen, of course) is now online!

    Our first podcast (free to listen, of course) is now online!
    Such exciting news! Our very first podcast is on the website and ready to go! We've created a series of podcasts on various topics relating to wills, estates, trusts, and elder law, and we'll be uploading a new one each week. The first one…
Rank this Week: 915

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax…

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax Law Blog

Covers estate planning and tax law. By English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley LLP.

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

    2016 tax exemptions numbers you’ll need to do your taxe

    2016 tax exemptions numbers you’ll need to do your taxe
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP Photograph 047 by Lauren Mancke found on minimography.com Each year, the IRS sets dollar amounts for specific types of exemptions. Usually, these don’t change much…
  • Jan 10

    Adoption tax credit is available for familie

    Adoption tax credit is available for familie
    If you’ve adopted a child recently or plan to adopt a child soon, congratulations! We help families adopt as part of our family law practice. Expanding your family through adoption is joyful, and we’re thrilled to be a part of it.…
  • Dec 14

    How to give money without getting a tax headache: Part 2

    How to give money without getting a tax headache: Part 2
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP You’d think giving money away would be easy, wouldn’t you? And for the most part, it is. But it’s important to pay attention to some of the details so you…
Rank this Week: 2719

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    Limited Liability Company vs. Corporation

    Limited Liability Company vs. Corporation
    Are you planning to embark on your own entrepreneurial venture in the near future? If so, you will have a seemingly endless number of important decisions to make that relate to the business. By far, one of the most important decisions you…
  • Jan 12

    Medicaid Planning Guide

    Medicaid Planning Guide
    You may have heard people talking about the importance of including “Medicaid planning” in your estate plan and wondered why you would need to plan for Medicaid. The reason centers around the strong possibility that you will need…
  • Jan 10

    Tips for Creating a Will

    Tips for Creating a Will
    If you are like most people, your estate planning process will begin by creating a Last Will and Testament. As you move through the stages of your life, and your estate grows, you will likely incorporate additional estate planning tools and…
Rank this Week: 2293

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jan 16

    RRIF rollovers and grandchildren.

    RRIF rollovers and grandchildren.
    Can RRIF proceeds paid after death to a testamentary trust, and used to purchase an annuity for the deceased’s grandson, qualify for a tax deferred rollover? The Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) was…
  • Jan 15

    Dementia in Canada: Developing A National Strategy for Dementia-friendly Communitie

    Dementia in Canada: Developing A National Strategy for Dementia-friendly Communitie
    “I can think of no other disease that places such a heavy burden on families, communities, and societies. I can think of no other disease where innovation, including breakthrough discoveries to develop a cure, is so badly needed.”…
  • Jan 13

    Mutual Wills versus Reciprocal Will

    Mutual Wills versus Reciprocal Will
    In the Ontario Superior Court decision, Lavoie and Trudel, 2016 ONSC 4141 (“Lavoie and Trudel”), the court was tasked with determining the validity of a will made on December 5, 2007 (the “2007 Will”) by the deceased,…
Rank this Week: 695

Elder Counsel Blog

Elder Counsel Blog

Provides education and tools for Elder Law and Special Needs Attorneys.

http://www.eldercounsel.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2259

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Jan 16

    Court Wrestles with Procedural Question

    Court Wrestles with Procedural Question
    This is a motion for an order directing the proponent, who is decedent’s widow, to appear for an examination before trial to enable petitioner to frame objections to the propounded instrument bearing date March 10, 1961, and for other…
  • Jan 13

    Court Discusses Principal of Incorportion by Reference

    Court Discusses Principal of Incorportion by Reference
    The petition presents an issue under the doctrine of ‘incorporation by reference’ as applied to wills. The petitioner a sister of the testator, presents an unwitnessed holographic instrument executed January 9, 1968…
  • Jan 9

    Petitioner Requests Limited Letters of Estate Administration

    Petitioner Requests Limited Letters of Estate Administration
    This is an application for limited letters of temporary estate administration. Decedent executed a will in Ireland which was witnessed by the manager for the United States Lines in Ireland and the American Consul in Cork. Beside a small…
Rank this Week: 1936

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/
  • Jan 16

    Intra-Family Conflict After Death – It’s Expensive

    Intra-Family Conflict After Death – It’s Expensive
    Within the confines of this office’s newsletters over the years are strategies designed to assist you in planning your estate to implement your decisions, your goals, avoid taxes and avoid probate. But were you aware that even the best…
  • Jan 10

    Do You Need to Revisit Your Estate Plan in 2017? The Answer is Probably “Yes.”

    Do You Need to Revisit Your Estate Plan in 2017? The Answer is Probably “Yes.”
    Estate Planning attorneys generally advise that plans be revisited with regularity to adjust for changes in law and changes in personal circumstance. At a minimum, your estate planning documents should be reviewed every 2-5 years, but 2017 is…
  • Dec 30

    The 65-Day Rule: What Every Trustee Should Know about Taxe

    The 65-Day Rule: What Every Trustee Should Know about Taxe
    Happy New Year! We hope you and yours had an enjoyable holiday season and that 2017 brings you happiness and good health.  With the close of the calendar year behind us, tax season is just beginning for individuals and many…
Rank this Week: 3270

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    Property Manager Charged with Wire Fraud in HOA Construction Project

    Property Manager Charged with Wire Fraud in HOA Construction Project
    Recently a property management company was charged with wire fraud for its actions in managing a San Diego, California association.  The property manager was directed to obtain bids for a construction project. According to the criminal…
  • Jan 11

    Airbnb for Landlord

    Airbnb for Landlord
    Today on Facebook, a friend of mine posted about a nightmare experience she had with an Airbnb reservation. While traveling for business, she often relies on Airbnb short-term lodging rentals as an alternative to booking a hotel. “My…
  • Jan 5

    Is Ron Swanson’s Will Valid in Pennsylvania?

    Is Ron Swanson’s Will Valid in Pennsylvania?
    According to Ron Swanson of Parks and Recreation fame, “the three most useless jobs in the world are, in order, lawyer, congressman, and doctor.” While Ron Swanson may be my favorite television character of all time, I, of course,…
Rank this Week: 5039

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/
Rank this Week: 1337

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    IRS NOTICE 2017-12 - FEDERAL ESTATE TAX RETURN CLOSING LETTER GUIDANCE

    IRS NOTICE 2017-12 - FEDERAL ESTATE TAX RETURN CLOSING LETTER GUIDANCE
    For years, probate practitioners relied upon a Federal Estate Tax Closing Letter (Closing Letter) as evidence that the IRS has accepted a Federal Estate Tax Return (Form 706) as filed and that the federal tax liabilities of the estate were…
  • Jan 13

    SOCIAL SECURITY - NEW AGE FOR FULL RETIREMENT

    SOCIAL SECURITY - NEW AGE FOR FULL RETIREMENT
    Understanding social security can result in a happier retirement. January 1, 2017 brought in significant changes and the new age of 66 years and 2 months (it had been 65 years) for full retirement benefits (for those born between 01/02/1955…
  • Jan 12

    STATE ESTATES AND INHERITANCE TAXES IN 2017

    STATE ESTATES AND INHERITANCE TAXES IN 2017
    For years it has been discussed that for estate tax purposes it was better to die a resident of certain states than others. The following is an updated list, as of January 1, 2017, of the states which impose a "death or inheritance tax" on…
Rank this Week: 2354

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/
  • Jan 16

    How To Protect Against Elder Abuse

    How To Protect Against Elder Abuse
    How To Protect Against Elder Abuse A Senate Special Committee on Aging had a hearing in November of 2016, which allowed experts to testify that elder abuse is still a growing problem in the United States.  The experts testified that over…
  • Jan 13

    Florida Statute Of Limitations on a Will

    Florida Statute Of Limitations on a Will
    What is the Florida Statute Of Limitations on a Will? A common question Jacksonville estate planning lawyers are often asked is how long does a person have to Florida will contest a will or what is the statute of limitations to contest a will…
  • Jan 11

    The Importance of a Florida DNR: Do Not Resuscitate Order

    The Importance of a Florida DNR: Do Not Resuscitate Order
    A Florida DNR is a document you will not complete with your Jacksonville Estate Planning Lawyer. Many feel that estate planning is a great area of law because it allows people to plan ahead for how they wish to be treated medically in a…
Rank this Week: 294

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/
  • Jan 16

    2d DCA: Can a divorce judge force you to terminate your irrevocable trust and split the assets with your ex’?

    2d DCA: Can a divorce judge force you to terminate your irrevocable trust and split the assets with your ex’?
    Nelson v. Nelson, — So.3d —-, 2016 WL 7322546 (Fla. 2d DCA December 16, 2016) Multi-generational irrevocable trusts (often referred to as “dynasty” trusts) have always been around, but changes to federal estate tax…
  • Dec 16

    Bias on the bench

    Bias on the bench
    Inheritance cases are almost always bench trials, which means they’re decided by a jury of one: your judge. If one person’s going to determine the outcome of your entire case, you’d better be aware of the unconscious biases…
  • Dec 12

    4th DCA: Love and marriage in contested Florida guardianship

    4th DCA: Love and marriage in contested Florida guardianship
    Smith v. Smith, — So.3d —-, 2016 WL 803625 (Fla. 4th DCA March 2, 2016) As Bette Davis once famously quipped, getting old ain’t for sissies. But it’s a whole lot easier if you’re married. And…
Rank this Week: 648

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: 1226

Iowa Estate Plan

Iowa Estate Plan

Covers information and news on estate planning and probate. By Matthew Gardner.

http://www.iowaestateplan.com/
  • Jan 15

    Take That Step

    Take That Step
    This past year, I had the opportunity to go skydiving. What a blast! I had wanted to skydive for a while so I was anxious to jump out. However,  when you are on the edge of the plane door, looking out at the ground several thousand feet…
  • Dec 26

    Avoid Inheritance Taxes in Iowa? Adopt that Nephew!

    Avoid Inheritance Taxes in Iowa? Adopt that Nephew!
    Adoption can be a wonderful thing.  My niece, in this picture, is adopted and she is a wonderful addition to our family.  However, adoption can have some funky applications in the estate planning world.  A recent ruling from…
  • Aug 21

    POA Planning for College-Bound Student

    POA Planning for College-Bound Student
    It is hard to believe that my oldest daughter is heading off to college this week at Drake University.  I'm excited for her as she starts this next journey in her life.  In addition to getting all of the necessary supplies, such as…
Rank this Week: 3274

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Jan 15

    The Importance of Having a Medicare Supplement (Part 1)

    The Importance of Having a Medicare Supplement (Part 1)
                    Since a large majority of our clients are over the age of 65 or disabled and receiving Social Security, those clients also receive Medicare…
  • Jan 8

    What to Do When You Have No One to Help (Part 2)

    What to Do When You Have No One to Help (Part 2)
                    Last week I presented to you the hypothetical, but very common case, of Jane who is in the hospital and has acute and chronic health issues.  She…
  • Jan 2

    What to Do When You Have No One to Help

    What to Do When You Have No One to Help
                    I have written often about the need for everyone to have a support system in place in the event of a crisis.  Think about whom you would turn to…
Rank this Week: 1977

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 13

    Spendthrift Clause and Creditor

    Spendthrift Clause and Creditor
    A common, albeit erroneous, legal assumption is that a beneficiary's interest in a trust with a spendthrift clause is bullet-proof. That is, the beneficiary's interest cannot be attached by a third-party so as to prevent the beneficiary from…
  • Dec 26

    Trust Administration - Principal Place of Administration

    Trust Administration - Principal Place of Administration
    Santa Clara County Superior CourtWhen a trustee provides notice of a trust's existence to the beneficiaries, it must include where "the address of the physical location where the principal place of administration of the trust is located,…
  • Dec 14

    Transferring Trust Property

    Transferring Trust Property
    One of the primary rules when administering a trust is for the trustee to follow its terms. Probate Code §16000, Penny v Wilson (2004) 123 CA4th 596. For example, if the trust provides for an equal distribution of trust assets to 4…
Rank this Week: 1241

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury and accidents, DUI, criminal defense, bank side bankruptcy cases, creditors' rights, divorce and family custody, and estate planning. By Fessler Schneider & Grimme.

http://www.fsgattorneys.com/blog
  • Jan 13

    Fessler Schneider & Grimme Family Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Fessler Schneider & Grimme Family Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
      Fessler, Schneider, & Grimme LLP  recognize that families come in all sizes and styles.   We work with your family however you define it.  Whether your need is for wills, deeds, living wills, and power of…
  • Dec 30

    Wishing You a Safe and Happy New Year– your complete legal team in Northern KY

    Wishing You a Safe and Happy New Year– your complete legal team in Northern KY
    Fessler, Schneider, & Grimme Attorneys wish each of you a Happy New Year.  Please drink and drive responsibly, and be alert to other drivers who may not be as responsible as you. Wishing You a Safe and Happy New Year– your…
  • Dec 6

    FESSLER, SCHNEIDER, & GRIMME FAMILY ISSUE ATTORNEYS IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY

    FESSLER, SCHNEIDER, & GRIMME FAMILY ISSUE ATTORNEYS IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY
    It is quickly becoming the holiday season with more parties and events than anyone can attend.  In fact, the surface of our lives begins to look like a whirlwind of fun and activity.  Potentially, this whirlwind is a cover for…
Rank this Week: 3001

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
  • Jan 13

    Say It Early and Often

    Say It Early and Often
    The most important concept to remember in organizing your statements to the jury, whether during opening statement or closing argument, is the “rule of primacy”: Jurors tend to believe what they hear first and most frequently.…
  • Jan 11

    Watch Out for Probationary Employees Getting Implied Contract Right

    Watch Out for Probationary Employees Getting Implied Contract Right
    Employers often set up an “introductory” or “probationary” period for initial evaluation of new employees. There’s often a performance evaluation at the end of this period, and employers may believe they have…
  • Jan 9

    4 Tips for Finding the Right Interpreter

    4 Tips for Finding the Right Interpreter
    When a witness can’t understand or communicate in English, you need to get an interpreter. Evid C §752(a). It’s not as simple as just finding someone who speaks the same language as your witness. But getting the right…
Rank this Week: 679

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Jan 13

    The OIG Issues New Safe Harbor Regulation for Transportation

    The OIG Issues New Safe Harbor Regulation for Transportation
    On Dec. 7, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released a final rule (“Final Rule,” see 81 F.R. 88368) modifying certain existing safe harbors to the anti-kickback…
  • Jan 12

    Florida Nixes Married Couple's Bi-State Dual Homestead Exemption

    Florida Nixes Married Couple's Bi-State Dual Homestead Exemption
    A Florida appeals court has ruled that one spouse could not claim a homestead exemption against the property tax due on her Florida home when her spouse was claiming a homestead exemption against his home in Indiana. The Florida homestead…
  • Jan 9

    IRS Allows Retroactive Trust Modification to Achieve the Donor?s Tax Objective

    IRS Allows Retroactive Trust Modification to Achieve the Donor?s Tax Objective
    In a recent private letter ruling, 201652002, the IRS blessed the modification of a donor’s irrevocable trust in order to add a missing provision that was required for the trust to qualify under the IRS rules applicable to Grantor…
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Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Jan 13

    What Are the Inheritance Rights of Adopted Children?

    What Are the Inheritance Rights of Adopted Children?
    Estate Planning Attorney Assisting Long Island Families with Adopted Children In general, an adopted child will typically have the same inheritance right to adoptive parents as biological children of those same parents. However, there are…
  • Jan 6

    Sensitive Estate Planning Questions That You Must Addre

    Sensitive Estate Planning Questions That You Must Addre
    Understanding and Caring Attorneys Assisting with Estate Planning in the Long Island Area Estate planning tends to strike fear in some. After all, it is about planning the future after death. While that sounds morbid, it is a necessity if…
  • Dec 22

    The Importance of Holding a Family Meeting to Discuss Your Estate Plan

    The Importance of Holding a Family Meeting to Discuss Your Estate Plan
    New York Attorney Recommends Helping your Family Understand your Estate Plan via Family Meetings You have family meetings to discuss important issues in the family, but have you had one about your estate plan or what happens to finances after…
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Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Trial Lawyers Chris Hammons and John Laird discuss Oklahoma laws and their implications.

http://www.lhllaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 12

    FAQ: Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Fee

    FAQ: Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Fee
    Nearly 50,000 Oklahomans are hurt at work each year. Workers’ compensation is a politically charged subject in Oklahoma, and because of that, rumors and misinformation often make it difficult to understand what’s true and…
  • Jan 5

    How Much Is My Work Injury Worth?

    How Much Is My Work Injury Worth?
    When you’re hurt at work, medical bills can pile up quickly. Some injuries require time off of work, and your income can take a hit. Injuries can put a huge amount of pressure on families, especially when their income disappears.…
  • Nov 25

    Managing Your Money after a Settlement

    Managing Your Money after a Settlement
    Taking a case to court can be an emotional rollercoaster — one that you may have been riding for years after an injury. When the dust finally settles, you hope to find yourself on the winning side. If you do, you may be entitled to a…
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Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and probate. By Noreen Murphy.

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 12

    Moving Forward with Estate Planning When Your Spouse is Uncomfortable with It

    Moving Forward with Estate Planning When Your Spouse is Uncomfortable with It
    As one part of a married couple, perhaps you put off estate planning because you need your spouse in order for it to be effective. If that’s the case, a non-cooperative spouse who doesn’t want to think or talk about it can lead to…
  • Jan 5

    Do You Need an Estate Planning Audit?

    Do You Need an Estate Planning Audit?
    Does thinking about your original estate planning documents conjure up images of meeting in someone’s office a decade ago when you first got married or when you had a child? Or was it in the more recent past, but there are numerous…
  • Dec 14

    Multiple Reasons Why Your Estate Planning Needs a Lift This Year

    Multiple Reasons Why Your Estate Planning Needs a Lift This Year
    As we quickly approach 2017, it is an excellent opportunity to review your existing estate planning documents and determine if  you have fallen short. Unfortunately, far too many people make simple mistakes that can end up turning into…
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New Jersey Estate Planning Center…

New Jersey Estate Planning Center Blog

Covers New Jersey estate planning. By Media Law Group.

http://www.jerseyestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Jan 12

    Minimize Conflict with the Right Estate Plan

    Minimize Conflict with the Right Estate Plan
    Whether you’ve watched the story unfold in the national media after a celebrity passes away with an unclear estate plan or no plan at all or whether you’ve witnessed a friend or family member go through the same process,…
  • Jan 5

    Why You Need to Consider Life Insurance as Part of Your Estate Planning Policy

    Why You Need to Consider Life Insurance as Part of Your Estate Planning Policy
    Do you have enough life insurance or a policy at all? Life insurance is an important part of the estate planning process. You may even want to make use of an irrevocable life insurance trust to give you more protection. In these situations,…
  • Dec 29

    Putting Pen to Paper – Four Things to Keep in Mind as You Put Together a Will

    Putting Pen to Paper – Four Things to Keep in Mind as You Put Together a Will
    A will is the most basic of estate planning documents, but it also plays a crucial role in assisting with passing on your property after you pass away and to ensure that those assets will be transferred according to your wishes.   There…
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Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeestatelawblog.com/
  • Jan 12

    Resolve to Secure Your Estate Plan in 2017

    Resolve to Secure Your Estate Plan in 2017
    It’s January! New Year’s resolutions are in full swing. We are collectively hitting the gym and committed to our diets (for now). Here is another resolution you might want to consider: let 2017 be the year you (finally) get…
  • Dec 6

    The Holidays are a Great Time to Get Your Estate Plan in Order

    The Holidays are a Great Time to Get Your Estate Plan in Order
    Are you one of the 55% of American adults who do not have a Last Will and Testament in place? Or did you prepare yours years ago and need to revisit your estate plan? If so, the holidays can be a great time to get your affairs in order. The…
  • Dec 6

    The Holidays are a Great Time to Get Your Estate Plan in Order

    The Holidays are a Great Time to Get Your Estate Plan in Order
    Are you one of the 55% of American adults who do not have a Last Will and Testament in place? Or did you prepare yours years ago and need to revisit your estate plan? If so, the holidays can be a great time to get your affairs in order. The…
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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/
  • Jan 12

    Three Common Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Will

    Three Common Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Will
    In an increasingly digital society where we have become use to just “googling” the answers to our questions, there is no shortage of online legal advice and self-help. While some of this information can be valid and very useful,…
  • Jan 7

    Back to the Basics – Probate and Non-Probate Asset

    Back to the Basics – Probate and Non-Probate Asset
    The law can often be confusing. One such term includes probate in reference to a will. It is important for people to understand exactly what probate is and what assets are required to go through probate in New York. Keep in mind that these…
  • Jan 4

    Common Reasons to Contest a Will

    Common Reasons to Contest a Will
    When a deceased individual, known as a decedent, leaves a Will, family members and friends that have reason to believe something may be wrong with that Will may be able to have a court rule that the Will is invalid in some situations. The…
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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
  • Jan 11

    Can Proceeds of Insurance Policy be Seized to Pay Debts of an Estate?

    Can Proceeds of Insurance Policy be Seized to Pay Debts of an Estate?
    After you die, your estate is responsible for your debts. Creditors can make claims against your probate estate for what you owe. Assets such as life insurance proceeds, IRAs and other qualified plans are non-probate assets. They pass to the…
  • Dec 23

    Wishing You Peace

    Wishing You Peace
    As the year draws to a close, I have a lot for which to be thankful: My greatest joy is my family, and I am thankful for the opportunity to be a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and aunt to amazing people I love more than I could ever express.…
  • Dec 15

    What are the Mental Requirements for Making a Will?

    What are the Mental Requirements for Making a Will?
    A concerned daughter contacted me. Her mother’s Will was outdated, and needed to be updated. She has been wanting to make changes for years, but getting this done now seems more pressing. Her mother is experiencing health issues,…
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Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jan 11

    How Pre-Nups and Probate Court engage

    How Pre-Nups and Probate Court engage
    Effect of Marital Agreement on Entitlement to Probate Estate When it comes to estate planning, multiple factors can influence the distribution of the estate, besides a trust document or a will. One such device is a martial agreement made…
  • Dec 29

    Is Time really on your side when serving as a Trustee?

    Is Time really on your side when serving as a Trustee?
    Time Limitations for Proceedings Against Trustees: Discussing Failure to Account An individual serving as a trustee owes certain duties to the beneficiaries of that trust. One such duty is the duty to account to the beneficiaries. …
  • Dec 15

    Bang Bang – Pop goes the gun!

    Bang Bang – Pop goes the gun!
    Gun Trusts: Background Check Loophole Eliminated A gun trust is a legal device that makes it easier to handle firearms after the gun owner’s death. These trusts are used for guns that are regulated by federal laws: the National Firearms…
Rank this Week: 1631

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Jan 10

    Seller and Private Financing in Residential Real Estate Transactions under Dodd-Frank Act 

    Seller and Private Financing in Residential Real Estate Transactions under Dodd-Frank Act 
    Florida residential real estate transactions are governed by a variety of laws, rules, and regulations.  Unfortunately,  some real estate agents minimize or ignore these requirements in the name of getting the deal closed. They say…
  • Dec 27

    Satisfaction of Mortgages in Florida

    Satisfaction of Mortgages in Florida
    Once you send in your final mortgage payment (or where you payoff your loan due to a refinance or the sale of your home), your lender has an obligation to act.  It’s the law. The bank is supposed to prepare and record in the public…
  • Dec 13

    How Do You Terminate The Joint Tenancy of Florida Real Estate?  

    How Do You Terminate The Joint Tenancy of Florida Real Estate?  
    In Florida, there is more than one way to own real estate.  It’s important to understand your choices before you “take title” to your real estate at closing. One key factor here:  are you able to convey complete…
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Philadelphia Estate and Tax…

Philadelphia Estate and Tax Attorney Blog

Focuses on income, estate and gift tax matters, estate planning and probate administration. By Steven J. Fromm.

http://frommtaxes.wordpress.com/
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Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Jan 10

    Whose Property is it Anyway?

    Whose Property is it Anyway?
    Here is a new twist to follow our recent series titled “Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law, Part 1”, “Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law, Part 2”, and “Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law, Part 3”. A…
  • Dec 21

    Happy Holidays from Cramer Law Center

    Happy Holidays from Cramer Law Center
    From the Cramer Law Center family to yours, we wish you the happiest of holidays and a healthy and prosperous New Year. Our office will be closed from December 26, 2016 until January 3, 2017, so that our entire team can spend some much…
  • Dec 13

    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law Part 3 (Joint Safe Deposit Boxes)

    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law Part 3 (Joint Safe Deposit Boxes)
    A frequent question which arises in probate matters is who owns the contents of a safe deposit box. The fact that a safe deposit box is leased to a husband and wife creates no legal presumption that property contained in the box is owned…
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Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jan 10

    Whose Property is it Anyway?

    Whose Property is it Anyway?
    Here is a new twist to follow our recent series titled “Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law, Part 1”, “Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law, Part 2”, and “Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law, Part 3”. A…
  • Dec 21

    Happy Holidays from Cramer Law Center

    Happy Holidays from Cramer Law Center
    From the Cramer Law Center family to yours, we wish you the happiest of holidays and a healthy and prosperous New Year. Our office will be closed from December 26, 2016 until January 3, 2017, so that our entire team can spend some much…
  • Dec 13

    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law Part 3 (Joint Safe Deposit Boxes)

    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law Part 3 (Joint Safe Deposit Boxes)
    A frequent question which arises in probate matters is who owns the contents of a safe deposit box. The fact that a safe deposit box is leased to a husband and wife creates no legal presumption that property contained in the box is owned…
Rank this Week: 1862

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
  • Jan 9

    Should I Put My Kids on My Bank Account?

    Should I Put My Kids on My Bank Account?
    When people have heard through the grapevine about the potential perils of the probate process, they often ask me if they should just add their kids to their bank accounts in order to avoid probate. My answer is always a resounding: No.…
  • Dec 29

    How are Employee Bonuses Taxed?

    How are Employee Bonuses Taxed?
    How is an end of year bonus taxed? Bonuses are included in a special type of income called "Supplemental Wages," which are defined by the IRS as follows: Supplemental wages are wage payments to an employee that aren't regular wages. They…
  • Dec 29

    Tax Plan Differences: Trump vs. House GOP

    Tax Plan Differences: Trump vs. House GOP
    Although Trump and the Republicans in the House of Representatives generally agree on a number of significant tax reform issues, there are still a number of issues that need to be resolved, as discussed in the video below from the Wall Street…
Rank this Week: 2245

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch…

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch Blog

Illinois attorney blog for estate planning, wills, trusts and probate.

http://www.illinoisestateplan.com/blog
  • Jan 9

    2017 Estate Tax Summary

    2017 Estate Tax Summary
    I previously provided summaries of estate and gift taxes for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. As with the last few years, the changes at the beginning of this year are primarily inflation adjustments. For 2017, the unified federal estate, gift and…
  • Dec 21

    Happy Holidays 2016

    Happy Holidays 2016
    I hope you’re all having a joyous and memorable holiday season filled with friends and family and fun! I value all of our clients and take pride and joy in helping our clients to plan for their families’ futures and to guide…
  • Sep 29

    Guest Blog: How Financial Aid and Student Loans are Affected by Gifts and Inheritance

    Guest Blog: How Financial Aid and Student Loans are Affected by Gifts and Inheritance
    This guest blog post was written by Rachael Everly. Rachael is an undergraduate student who loves to write on the topics related business, finance, technology and education. Follow @RachaelEverly for further updates. Usually the last thing on…
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Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Covers estate, guardianship, probate and trust litigation. By Law Offices of Adrian Philip Thomas.

http://www.florida-probate-lawyer.com/probate
  • Jan 9

    Due Process, Death and Taxe

    Due Process, Death and Taxe
    I have written extensively about the application of the due process requirements under both the Florida and United States Constitutions in previous blogs and cannot resist touching upon a recent opinion in a state court case applying federal…
  • Dec 27

    Trust Revocation: No Magic Art is Necessary

    Trust Revocation: No Magic Art is Necessary
    The Uniform Trust Code §602(c) provides that a settlor may revoke or amend a revocable trust by substantial compliance with a method provided in the terms of the trust or by any method manifesting clear and convincing evidence of the…
  • Dec 14

    Probate and Due Process in Florida

    Probate and Due Process in Florida
    DEATH, PROBATE AND DUE PROCESS:  Do the Notice Requirements Under the Florida Probate Code and Rules Pass Constitutional Muster? by Adrian P. Thomas, Michele M. Thomas and Daniel A. McGowan Property rights are among the basic substantive…
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Odgers Law Group Blog

Odgers Law Group Blog

Covers California business and estate planning law.

https://odgerslawgroup.com/blog/
  • Jan 7

    DIY Online Legal Form Services vs. Hiring a Lawyer

    DIY Online Legal Form Services vs. Hiring a Lawyer
    Why DIY Online Legal Form Services Cannot Replace Hiring a Lawyer You have no doubt seen advertisements for DIY online legal form services. They promise the resources you need to draft a will, appoint a power of attorney, incorporate a…
  • Jan 3

    Handling the Probate Proce

    Handling the Probate Proce
    If you’re dealing with the probate process in the state of California, you can count yourself relatively lucky. It may be costly, but probate in California is a somewhat simpler process than you’d undergo in other states. It can,…
  • Dec 5

    What Can Outsourced Legal Counsel Do for a Small Business Owner?

    What Can Outsourced Legal Counsel Do for a Small Business Owner?
    If you run your own small business, you already realize the importance of legal advice in handling your daily operations. Of course, not all your activities will require this sort of assistance. Any business owner with half a brain can fill…
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