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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Feb 6

    Getting Ready For The First Estate Planning Meeting

    Getting Ready For The First Estate Planning Meeting
    Putting together an estate plan with an estate planning attorney is an important task that everyone needs to perform. This column discusses the important steps that people should follow when they are getting ready to have their first estate…
  • Feb 6

    Article On Non-Delegation Principle In Commonwealth Countrie

    Article On Non-Delegation Principle In Commonwealth Countrie
    Lionel Smith ( McGill University, Faculty of Law) recently published an article entitled, What is Left of the Non-Delegation Principle?, Current Issues in Succession Law (Hart, 2016, Forthcoming). Provided below is an abstract of the article:…
  • Feb 6

    Article On Jurisprudence of the Forced Share

    Article On Jurisprudence of the Forced Share
    Charles J. Reid Jr. (Professor, University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota)) recently published an article entitled, The Jurisprudence of the Forced Share: The High and Late Middle Ages, U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies…
Rank this Week: 55

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/
  • Feb 6

    2015 films with aging theme

    2015 films with aging theme
    Being a senior isn't what it used to be. It's better! At least Hollywood is beginning to think so. There have been quite a few movies with characters who are seniors, or themes about getting older. Though I am not yet among the ranks of…
  • Feb 5

    19th century Newfoundlanders control from the grave according to this new book

    19th century Newfoundlanders control from the grave according to this new book
    My latest book, called Sound Mind and Memory, is very different from the ones I usually write. This one takes a look at wills that were probated on the island of Newfoundland during the 19th century. It talks about threats to cut off unruly…
  • Feb 5

    Interview about our Executor Boot Camp

    Interview about our Executor Boot Camp
    Recently I was interviewed by AdvocateDaily about the Executor Boot Camp seminars we've been holding. If anyone is considering attending a Boot Camp or buying the session materials, click here to read the interview and learn more. We held…
Rank this Week: 1036

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/
  • Feb 5

    How the Estate Tax Will Work in 2016

    How the Estate Tax Will Work in 2016
    The new year is a good opportunity to reconsider your estate planning needs. You should periodically review, and if necessary revise, your will, trust, and other estate planning documents such as a durable power of attorney, to keep your…
  • Feb 3

    What Happens if My Estate is Insolvent?

    What Happens if My Estate is Insolvent?
    Normally when we talk about estate planning, we assume there will be an estate with sufficient assets to provide for a person’s heirs. What happens if you die with more debts than assets? In legal terms, this is known as an…
  • Feb 2

    How Do You “Prove” a Will is Valid?

    How Do You “Prove” a Will is Valid?
    After your death, your will provides an estate planning roadmap for distributing your property to your chosen beneficiaries. You may be wondering how a probate court will know whether or not a particular document is actually your will. In…
Rank this Week: 501

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: 2161

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    HSAs Beat 401(k)

    HSAs Beat 401(k)
    Your 401(k) may not be the best place to put your money. In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Anne Tergesen points out that Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) come with more tax advantages than 401(k)s and individual retirement…
  • Jan 29

    What Happens if I Die without a Will or a Trust?

    What Happens if I Die without a Will or a Trust?
    If you die without a Will or Trust, your assets will be divided up based on the intestacy laws of the state where you live at the time of your death and the intestacy laws of any other state where you own assets. Many times the intestacy laws…
  • Jan 22

    Grandchildren Gifting without Tax Reporting

    Grandchildren Gifting without Tax Reporting
    Gifting assets to your grandchildren can reduce the size of your estate and the tax that will be due upon your death. You may give each grandchild up to $14,000 a year without having to report the gift. If you are married, both you and your…
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Florida Probate, Trust & Estate…

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate Blog

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

http://www.clarkskatoff.com/news-resources/blog/
  • Feb 5

    Florida Guardianship Can Be Dismissed Prior to Adjudicatory Hearing On Capacity

    Florida Guardianship Can Be Dismissed Prior to Adjudicatory Hearing On Capacity
    Voluntary dismissal or settlement of a guardianship proceeding has been a hotly debated issue in Florida guardianship practice.  In Forman v. Gort, recently decided by the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal, a settlement agreement…
  • Jan 22

    Florida Surviving Spouse’s Elective Share Earns Interest, Not Charged Fee

    Florida Surviving Spouse’s Elective Share Earns Interest, Not Charged Fee
    A surviving spouse’s elective share in Florida is often the subject of litigation in the Florida Probate Court.  Under Florida statutes, a Florida surviving spouse has the right to a share of the elective estate of the…
  • Dec 21

    Florida Personal Representatives and Curators Cannot Serve Concurrently

    Florida Personal Representatives and Curators Cannot Serve Concurrently
    In Gordin v. Estate of Shelley, the Florida personal representatives of the estate of Shelley Wilensky appealed the Florida probate court’s order appointing a curator for the estate, without the personal representatives’ letters…
Rank this Week: 2321

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/
  • Feb 5

    Legal Links – February 5, 2016

    Legal Links – February 5, 2016
    On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog. 1.  The Law in the News – 2015…
  • Feb 5

    Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP has named Aaron K. Zeamer a Partner of the firm

    Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP has named Aaron K. Zeamer a Partner of the firm
    The law firm of Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP has named Aaron K. Zeamer a Partner effective January 1, 2016. Aaron is a member of Russell, Krafft & Gruber’s growing Business, Real Estate and Litigation practice groups.  As…
  • Jan 26

    Farewell, Pennsylvania Capital Stock Tax (1844-2016)

    Farewell, Pennsylvania Capital Stock Tax (1844-2016)
    After years of rumors that the tax would be phased out completely (maybe even since its enactment in 1844), the day has come. Effective January 1, 2016, Pennsylvania’s Capital Stock and Foreign Franchise Tax was finally eliminated.…
Rank this Week: 1478

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

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

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    2016 MUNICIPAL COURT COLLEGE Seminar March 7, 2016

    2016 MUNICIPAL COURT COLLEGE Seminar March 7, 2016
    2016 MUNICIPAL COURT COLLEGEMonday, March 7, 2016 5:30pm-9:00pmNJ Law Center, New BrunswickOur Faculty: Kenneth A. Vercammen, Esq., K. Vercammen & Associates (Edison)Tara Auciello, Esq., Law Offices of Tara Auciello (New Brunswick) John…
  • Jan 27

    Careless driving plea bargain 39:4-97

    Careless driving plea bargain 39:4-97
    39:4-97 Careless driving    39:4-104 Fine or imprisonment notexceeding 15 days, or both$50 $200 plus court costsNJ MVC Points 39:4-97 Careless driving 2And 2 Car insurance pointsPlus Judge Can Suspend DL for Willful Traffic…
  • Jan 26

    Sayreville Library Wills Seminar Feb 22, 2016

    Sayreville Library Wills Seminar Feb 22, 2016
    Wills & Power of Attorney Seminar Sayreville Public Library1050 Washington Road, NJ 08859 February 22, 2016 at 6:30PM SPEAKER: Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. Edison, NJ (Author- Answers to Questions About Probate) The NJ Probate Law…
Rank this Week: 1290

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/
  • Feb 5

    Will You Still Friend Me or Tweet Me When I’m Gone?

    Will You Still Friend Me or Tweet Me When I’m Gone?
    Today it is wise to plan for your digital assets just as you plan for distribution of property and assets in an estate plan. 
  • Feb 3

    Take Time After Receiving an Inheritance Before Investing

    Take Time After Receiving an Inheritance Before Investing
    If an experienced financial professional can make mistakes when dealing with an inheritance, imagine the bad decisions someone not used to handling large sums of assets can make.
  • Feb 1

    The Growing Specter of Guardian Abuse

    The Growing Specter of Guardian Abuse
    Guardianship is a fairly straightforward and basic function, however there are a growing number of cases where professional guardians are taking advantage of their elderly wards, decimating estates and causing unnecessary hardship.
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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
  • Feb 5

    Business Plan Basic

    Business Plan Basic
    Every business should have a plan—from tech start-ups to law firms. The process of creating a document that details the thoughts and ideas of the owners or founders of the business allows for a realistic appraisal of the business’…
  • Feb 3

    Should You Save Something for Your Closing?

    Should You Save Something for Your Closing?
    Although it may be tempting to cover everything during cross-examination, there are situations in which it’s better to save something for your closing argument. In fact, it’s a time-honored rule among some litigators to always…
  • Feb 1

    Top 10 Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition Development

    Top 10 Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition Development
    The following is a guest blog post by Tyler M. Paetkau, Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau, Redwood City, CA. Tyler represents employers in all aspects of employment and labor law, including counseling and litigation regarding trade secrets and…
Rank this Week: 857

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
  • Feb 5

    What’s in a Name

    What’s in a Name
    The life insurance industry has become increasingly complex. New and multiple policy types deliver both choice (a good thing) and complexity (not such a good thing) to your client’s decision-making. Policy names (Adjustable, Flexible…
  • Jan 25

    Powers of Attorney: Underrated Estate Planning Document

    Powers of Attorney: Underrated Estate Planning Document
    Powers of attorney are very flexible documents used to reflect your wishes for decisions regarding your health care and control of your assets if you are ever unable to make those decisions yourself.  If you […]
  • Jan 20

    Using a Testamentary Letter to Explain Your Estate Plan

    Using a Testamentary Letter to Explain Your Estate Plan
    Your estate plan likely includes formal documents (a will, perhaps one or more trusts) that direct transfers of your property when you die. But those documents won’t identify each and every item to be transferred. […]
Rank this Week: 731

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Feb 5

    How Facebook Audience Optimization Can Help You to Better Connect with Follower

    How Facebook Audience Optimization Can Help You to Better Connect with Follower
    Using Facebook to make connections should be a part of every smart online marketing strategy. Posting engaging content that encourages sharing is just the start of making effective use of Facebook. Facebook now has a new tool, Audience…
  • Feb 3

    Top Mistakes with Fiduciarie

    Top Mistakes with Fiduciarie
    Clients often give detailed thought to their plans and know down to the last bauble to whom things should go. But, then they choose their fiduciary (trustee or executor) seemingly with little thought to the role in which they would serve.…
  • Feb 1

    The Undeniable Prospecting Power of Social Event Marketing

    The Undeniable Prospecting Power of Social Event Marketing
    Twenty-one years, 490,000 direct marketing campaigns and more than 17 million prospects later, my belief that consumers prefer meeting face-to-face when it comes to making important life decisions, like Estate Planning, is as valid now as it…
Rank this Week: 1438

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/
  • Feb 4

    HIPAA developments, dilemma

    HIPAA developments, dilemma
    Recent reports from Pro Publica, the independent investigative news organization, reveal widespread violations of HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) by large organizations, from Walmart to CVS to United Health…
  • Jan 31

    Why aren't the presidential candidates talking about the long-term care crisis?

    Why aren't the presidential candidates talking about the long-term care crisis?
    With so many families struggling with the financial and psychological stress of caregiving, why aren't the 2016 presidential candidates making this a front-and-center issue? NPR Commentator Cokie Roberts has said, "Candidates are crazy…
  • Jan 18

    Digital giant makes it tough for fiduciaries to access your online assets (or even play Solitaire)

    Digital giant makes it tough for fiduciaries to access your online assets (or even play Solitaire)
    We consistently remind clients that their estate plans must include arrangements to enable people of their choice to access their digital assets. Most of us have password-protected, encrypted online lives - and not just bank accounts. It's…
Rank this Week: 1388

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

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

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
  • Feb 4

    January 2016 Newsletter—Social Security Disability & Special Needs Planning New

    January 2016 Newsletter—Social Security Disability & Special Needs Planning New
    Please see the January 2016 Newsletter of Fairfax Virginia Disability and Special Needs Planning Attorney, Sheri Abrams. For Social Security Disability & Special Needs Planning News click  here For more information visit: …
  • Jan 20

    Northern Virginia Emergency Phone Numbers & Website

    Northern Virginia Emergency Phone Numbers & Website
    With the expected “historic” snow storm heading Northern Virginia’s way, I wanted to remind everyone of  some of the important phone numbers and websites to keep handy: 9-1-1, for police, fire, and rescue…
  • Jan 11

    If you live in Virginia and Are Denied Social Security Disability Benefits, What Should You Do?

    If you live in Virginia and Are Denied Social Security Disability Benefits, What Should You Do?
    Appeal! Many disabled people in Virginia become disheartened and frustrated after they receive a Social Security disability benefits denial notice, and they do not appeal. This is often a mistake. Nationally, about 80% of all applicants are…
Rank this Week: 4363

The Estate Planning and Wealth…

The Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation Blog for Trusted Advisors

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

http://estateplanning.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 4

    Form 8971 and Instructions Issued – How do they Apply to Portability-Only 706 Filings?

    Form 8971 and Instructions Issued – How do they Apply to Portability-Only 706 Filings?
    Earlier this week, the IRS issued final Form 8971 and the related Instructions.  The form is used to report the final estate tax value of property distributed from an estate.  The purpose of the form is to help the IRS enforce…
  • Dec 14

    An Alternative to Estate Tax Closing Letter

    An Alternative to Estate Tax Closing Letter
    As detailed in our two previous posts in early July and a week ago, the IRS will no longer automatically be issuing estate tax closing letters.  The Executor can either call the IRS to request a closing letter (once 4 months have…
  • Dec 1

    Update on IRS Procedure for Estate Tax Closing Letter

    Update on IRS Procedure for Estate Tax Closing Letter
    As we reported in early July, the IRS will no longer be automatically issuing estate tax closing letters.  The burden is on the Executor to request one once 4 months have passed since the filing of the estate tax return.  The IRS…
Rank this Week: 3652

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Feb 4

    Controlling your California Trust or Will mediation–Part 1

    Controlling your California Trust or Will mediation–Part 1
    The process of mediation. Mediation is a process, a process you can use to reach a successful resolution in your case, but only if you understand how the process works. So many people fail to maximize what they can get out of their case by…
  • Jan 28

    How to Handle Bad Trustees: Damages for Breach of Trust

    How to Handle Bad Trustees: Damages for Breach of Trust
    When a California Trustee breaches his duties of Trust, there can be damages that must be repaid by the Trustee.  However, not every type of damage is available.  For example, there are no “pain and suffering” type…
  • Jan 21

    Quality Matters in California Trust and Will Contest

    Quality Matters in California Trust and Will Contest
    When exactly did we lose sight of quality? In our fast paced world, we often expect things (1) cheaply, and (2) quickly. That works great for fast food and cheap electronics, but not so well for professional services. If you need a heart…
Rank this Week: 626

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.czepigalaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 4

    You Can Get Paid to Care for Someone Living With You

    You Can Get Paid to Care for Someone Living With You
    Family caregivers in Connecticut can now be compensated for the services they provide! With your help, your loved ones are able to stay at home due to your generous care. You may not expect to be paid, but now you can…with a program…
  • Jan 13

    Medicaid: Don’t Try This At Home

    Medicaid: Don’t Try This At Home
    By Kathleen Michalak “Live long and prosper” is a blessing made famous by the TV series Star Trek. But living a long life can be a mixed blessing, when care needs increase, and finances decrease. When assets are depleted, Medicaid…
  • Jan 12

    Divorced or Divorcing? Change Your Estate Plan!

    Divorced or Divorcing? Change Your Estate Plan!
    Did you know that January 4, 2016 was “Divorce Monday?” The first working Monday of the New Year is the day many couples decide it’s time to call it quits. January has become for divorce attorneys what April is to tax…
Rank this Week: 1964

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/
Rank this Week: 1163

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    FLORIDA CLOSER TO GUARDIANSHIP REFORM

    FLORIDA CLOSER TO GUARDIANSHIP REFORM
     Guardianship reform has been an issue growing in prominence due to the many abuses found in systems across the nation. Florida is in the process the guardianship reform movement and a step in the right direction as the state Senate is…
  • Dec 22

    IS THIS THE YEAR TO MAKE A ROTH IRA CONVERSION

    IS THIS THE YEAR TO MAKE A ROTH IRA CONVERSION
    The crazy 2015 stock market offers some excellent planning opportunities, if you qualify.  While year-end has not brought the stock market back to where it started the year, it opens the door to those interested in making a Roth IRA…
  • Dec 10

    2015 YEAR END TAX PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS

    2015 YEAR END TAX PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS
    2015 Year-End Planning Moves: ·  Realize losses on stock while substantially preserving your investment position. There are several ways this can be done. For example, you can sell the original holding, then buy back the same…
Rank this Week: 1638

Walker Lambe

Walker Lambe

Covers North Carolina elder law and estate planning.

http://www.organizeyourassets.com/blog/
  • Feb 4

    How to Find the Right Estate Planning Attorney

    How to Find the Right Estate Planning Attorney
    If you have yet to take the time to create your estate plan, you need to make the time to do so. Despite understanding the importance of estate planning, over half of all Americans do not have an estate plan in place. A comprehensive estate…
  • Feb 2

    How Is Legacy Planning Different from Estate Planning?

    How Is Legacy Planning Different from Estate Planning?
    Almost everyone has heard of estate planning – but have you heard of legacy planning? Legacy planning takes the concept of estate planning one step further, allowing you to incorporate your morals, beliefs and ideals into your…
  • Jan 28

    What Is Involved in Creating a Trust?

    What Is Involved in Creating a Trust?
    For most people, a Last Will and Testament serves as the foundation of their comprehensive estate plan. Your Will, however, is rarely the sum total of your estate plan. Instead, it is usually the springboard from which other estate planning…
Rank this Week: 2845

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

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

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

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing

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

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere

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

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

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death
    This week on Hull on Estates, David Morgan Smith and Noah Weisberg discuss the responsibility for joint debt upon death of one of the debtors. Should you have any questions, please email us at webmaster@hullandhull.com or leave a comment on…
Rank this Week: 98

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: 3009

Nevada Trust Reporter

Nevada Trust Reporter

Features commentary on trust law and asset protection. By Provident Trust Group, LLC.

http://blog.trustprovident.com/
  • Feb 3

    Can Your IRA Hold a TIC Property and Why?

    Can Your IRA Hold a TIC Property and Why?
    Real estate has emerged as one of the most popular asset classes for self-directed IRA investors.  Some investors like it for the hedge against inflation, while others like the idea of having/owning something tangible, that they…
  • Jan 28

    2015 Statements & Forms Are On The Way!

    2015 Statements & Forms Are On The Way!
    Dear Provident account holders, watch out for some of your 2015 forms and statements coming in the mail!
  • Jan 28

    2016 Most Advisor-Friendly

    2016 Most Advisor-Friendly
    This year we had the great honor of being featured in as one of the 2016 most advisor-friendly trust companies in America. Check out the full article here (https://trustprovident.com/Articles/Article_AFTC-2016.pdf)
Rank this Week: 2225

John R. Vermillion & Associates,…

John R. Vermillion & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.vermillionlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Feb 3

    Retirement Planning: The Imperfect Storm

    Retirement Planning: The Imperfect Storm
    You may have gotten your first introduction to retirement planning when you secured your first career position. Many companies offer 401(k) plans, and in many cases, they will match employee contributions up to a certain amount. As you…
  • Jan 31

    Estate Planning Is for Everyone

    Estate Planning Is for Everyone
    The process of estate planning is often thought of as something that is only important for people who have reached an advanced age. We all know that  senior citizens are more likely to pass away than their younger counterparts, but in…
  • Jan 28

    Veterans Benefits Can Help With Long-Term Care Cost

    Veterans Benefits Can Help With Long-Term Care Cost
    The people who serve our country in the United States military are true heroes. Since 911, we have been very active around the world, and thousands upon thousands of our countrymen and women have put their lives on the line to preserve our…
Rank this Week: 1933

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Feb 3

    [VIDEO] Can you skip VASAP?

    [VIDEO] Can you skip VASAP?
    Can you put off VASAP or skip it all together? Contact me today about your VA DUI/DWI case. Video Transcription Can you skip VASAP? Hi, I’m Andrew Flusche, your Virginia DUI attorney. A lot of people are trying to figure out if you are…
  • Jan 25

    Will Cars Be Programmed to Kill?

    Will Cars Be Programmed to Kill?
    Like it or not, cars currently drive themselves around the country. Google’s self-driving car is the most ambitious project which has earned lots of press. But any consumer can already buy a Tesla, which has an autopilot feature for…
  • Jan 18

    [VIDEO] The Officer Will Come to Court

    [VIDEO] The Officer Will Come to Court
    Yes, the officer will show up to court and he is doesn’t, it will probably be for a very good reason. Don’t let this be your defense option. Contact me today to see how I can help you. Video Transcription The officer will show up…
Rank this Week: 306

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Feb 2

    How to Avoid Probate (and Family Fights) Over a Bank Account

    How to Avoid Probate (and Family Fights) Over a Bank Account
    A big part of our job is helping people avoid the Arkansas probate process. One of the ways we help people avoid probate is changing information about personal bank accounts. If you die and you’re the only person on your bank account,…
  • Feb 1

    What is an Uncontested Divorce?

    What is an Uncontested Divorce?
    I get a lot of questions about divorce, especially about getting an uncontested divorce. I also get a lot of opinions. Some are correct, but most of them have more to do with TV shows about lawyers and bad advice from relatives than real law.…
  • Nov 13

    Battery: Good for Christmas Toys, Bad for Christma

    Battery: Good for Christmas Toys, Bad for Christma
    That is:  Getting a Domestic Battery charge is one of the worst ways to spend an Arkansas holiday. The Holidays (Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Years, that is) can be particularly tough on families. Money is tight because of Christmas.…
Rank this Week: 1565

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Feb 2

    All in the Family

    All in the Family
    Determined to keep the fruits of your hard work in your family forever? Then dynasty trust planning might be worth exploring. Without proper guidance and planning, estate taxes, generation-skipping taxes and gift taxes can significantly…
  • Jan 29

    Un-Traditional IRA Planning

    Un-Traditional IRA Planning
    Many Americans save money in a traditional IRA. If you’re one of them, you have a tax bill coming. Why? Because part of your traditional IRA dollars aresimply a loan from Uncle Sam.While you may not have thought about it, many…
  • Jan 29

    Un-Traditional IRA Planning

    Un-Traditional IRA Planning
    Many Americans save money in a traditional IRA.  If you’re one of them, you have a tax bill coming.  Why?  Because part of your traditional IRA dollars are simply a loan from Uncle Sam. While you may not have thought…
Rank this Week: 1463

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
Rank this Week: 433

PVW Estate Planning, Business…

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

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

http://www.pvwestateplanning.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 2

    Using Intra-Family Loans to Transfer Wealth

    Using Intra-Family Loans to Transfer Wealth
    Intra-family Loans can be a great opportunity for families to give their children or relatives additional funds, or if a relative is looking to make a significant purchase, a relative can borrow from a member of the family at a much better…
  • Jan 19

    New Considerations for Planning with a Special Needs Trust

    New Considerations for Planning with a Special Needs Trust
    Special needs trusts remain a critical planning tool for individuals with disabilities, or parents with children that have disabilities. Moving into 2016, a multitude of changes are occurring within the law that require a practitioner to at…
  • Nov 17

    Changes to Social Security Opportunities in Budget Act

    Changes to Social Security Opportunities in Budget Act
    by Joshua A. Diveley On November 2, 2015, President Obama signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (the “Act”). Included in the Act were multiple changes that will remove strategies previously utilized to increase social security…
Rank this Week: 2815

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
  • Feb 2

    District 211 Class Announcement for March 2016

    District 211 Class Announcement for March 2016
    I will be teaching an adult continuing education class for District 211 covering a broad range of estate planning and estate administration topics. Topics include asset ownership, wills, trusts, probate, trust administration, estate and gift…
  • Jan 21

    New Illinois Laws for 2016, Part 2: Guardianship & Health

    New Illinois Laws for 2016, Part 2: Guardianship & Health
    Last week I introduced six new Illinois laws for 2016 related to probate, trusts and estate planning. This week I will provide short summaries of eight new Illinois laws that relate to guardianship, health care and elder law matters. In all,…
  • Jan 13

    New Illinois Laws for 2016, Part 1: Probate, Trusts & Estate Planning

    New Illinois Laws for 2016, Part 1: Probate, Trusts & Estate Planning
    Happy New Year! As I did for 2015, I want to update readers on select new laws that took effect either 1/1/16 or earlier in 2015. A total of 237 new laws went into effect at the start of the year. This week I will highlight 6 noteworthy laws…
Rank this Week: 1321

Potter Law Firm Blog

Potter Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.potterestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Feb 2

    Can I Provide a Pet for My Estate Plan

    Can I Provide a Pet for My Estate Plan
    Can I Provide a Pet for My Estate Plan from John Potter Though the concerns are warranted, there is good news for seniors on the estate planning front. Responsible pet ownership is definitely within reach.  Before the advent of pet…
  • Feb 1

    Asset Planning: Preserve What You Have Earned

    Asset Planning: Preserve What You Have Earned
    The term “asset planning” can refer to different sets of circumstances. In this post, we will look at a couple of the ways that proper asset planning can preserve your resources. Lawsuits Business people can sometimes be concerned…
  • Jan 29

    What Is Nursing Home Asset Protection?

    What Is Nursing Home Asset Protection?
    When you hear the term “nursing home asset protection,” you may get a quizzical look on your face. Why would you need to protect your assets from a nursing home when you are going to qualify for Medicare as a senior citizen? It…
Rank this Week: 1749

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Feb 1

    Executors Should Beware Of Serious Pitfall

    Executors Should Beware Of Serious Pitfall
    Today’s Wall Street Journal contains a worthwhile but cautionary article about the pitfalls that can face even the most well-meaning executor. As you will see, a lot of the decisions an executor must make need to be made…
  • Jan 31

    David Bowie’s Will Filed In Manhattan Surrogate’s Court — His Estate Valued At 100 Million Dollar

    David Bowie’s Will Filed In Manhattan Surrogate’s Court — His Estate Valued At 100 Million Dollar
    The Will of David Robert Jones was filed earlier this month in New York County Surrogate’s Court giving the value of his estate at 100 million dollars. Not familiar with David Robert Jones? As the New York Times reported, He was far…
  • Jul 20

    Application To Withdraw Waiver Consenting To Probate Denied By Brooklyn Surrogate

    Application To Withdraw Waiver Consenting To Probate Denied By Brooklyn Surrogate
    Prior to the commencement of a probate proceeding or an administration proceeding, the attorney for the estate will normally send a waiver consenting to the admission of the will to probate or to the appointment of an administrator to all…
Rank this Week: 167

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Covers family and injury law, estate planning and medical malpractice. By Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseeattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 1

    Tennessee Appeals Court Finds Exception to Claim Timely Filed in Estates Case

    Tennessee Appeals Court Finds Exception to Claim Timely Filed in Estates Case
    In a recent opinion, the Tennessee Court of Appeals addressed the issue of whether an exception to a claim against an estate was timely filed. In the case of In re Estate of Layton (Tenn. Ct. App. Dec. 30, 2015), the decedent was admitted to…
  • Jan 13

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Finds Material Change Exists to Modify Child Custody

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Finds Material Change Exists to Modify Child Custody
    In a recent child custody case, the Tennessee Court of Appeals reversed a decision in which the trial court failed to find a material change in circumstances to warrant a modification of the parties’ residential schedule. In Cook v.…
  • Jan 5

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Upholds Decedent’s Will in Contest Action

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Upholds Decedent’s Will in Contest Action
    The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently reviewed a case involving a will contest and resulting trust, In re Estate of Donald Emerson Kysor. In 1992, the plaintiff and her husband purchased parcels of real property. Within days of her…
Rank this Week: 1612

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Feb 1

    Court Hears Petition for Summary Judgment

    Court Hears Petition for Summary Judgment
    A New York Estate Lawyer said that, in this probate proceeding, the proponent, one of the decedent's daughters and the sole residuary legatee under the propounded instrument dated March 8, 1983, seeks leave to move for summary judgment more…
  • Jan 30

    Petitioner Brings Motion Compelling Appearance of Proponent

    Petitioner Brings Motion Compelling Appearance of Proponent
    A New York Estate Lawyer said that, 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…
  • Jan 28

    Court Decides Status of Unwitnessed Holographic Will

    Court Decides Status of Unwitnessed Holographic Will
    A New York Estate Lawyer said that, the petitioner, a sister of the testator, presents an unwitnessed holographic instrument executed January 9, 1968 ('January instrument') and also a duly executed instrument (which has been proved as a will)…
Rank this Week: 930

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/
  • Feb 1

    Florida Firearms Law

    Florida Firearms Law
    Florida Firearms Law 101: Real issues taught by  Florida attorneys   Please help spread the word about or new Florida Firearms Law Class.   Below is a description of the class This class is designed for those who have…
  • Jan 30

    Protect Your IRA

    Protect Your IRA
    I just finished my new book Protect your IRA : Avoid the 5 Common Mistakes! Here is the Table of Contents The 3 Reasons Most People Experience Confusion with Their IRAs Don’t Just Focus on the Taxes Avoid the 5 Common Mistakes Common…
  • Jan 26

    Non Citizens and Florida Homestead

    Non Citizens and Florida Homestead
    Florida Homestead for Non U.S. Citizens is possible for two types of Florida Homestead exemptions. The first homestead exemption is tax based. If you live in your home  and you or your spouse or dependent child is a permanent resident of…
Rank this Week: 701

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/
Rank this Week: 1506

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
  • Feb 1

    The Dangers of DIY Estate Planning

    The Dangers of DIY Estate Planning
    We are a nation of do-it-yourselfers. Nowhere is that fact more evident than in our local Home Depot or Lowe’s stores. If we need new flooring, we take a class to learn how to install tile or hardwoods. If we need a room painted, there…
  • Jan 22

    Can I Make a Will if I am Physically Incapable of Signing a Document?

    Can I Make a Will if I am Physically Incapable of Signing a Document?
    A Will is an important document. It allows you to specify how and to whom you property is distributed when you die. To be valid, certain formalities must be followed. For example, if you want to create a holographic Will, it should be…
  • Jan 13

    Is There a Way to Find a Deceased Person Missing Life Insurance Policy?

    Is There a Way to Find a Deceased Person Missing Life Insurance Policy?
    The sudden death of a spouse is devastating, and the devastation can be magnified when financial pressures abound. In families which rely on the deceased spouse’s income for meeting financial obligations, having one income suddenly…
Rank this Week: 781

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/
  • Feb 1

    Gun Trusts: Engraving Requirements and believing what you read on the Internet

    Gun Trusts: Engraving Requirements and believing what you read on the Internet
    This weekend, I was shocked to read an article on Facebook that was from a popular gun website that instructed people that they did not have to engrave a firearms that they “made” using a Form 1 unless they were going to sell the…
  • Jan 25

    Suppressor Manufacture

    Suppressor Manufacture
    SUPPRESSOR MANUFACTURES see list below Over the past few years the number of suppressor manufactures and options has really increased.  There are several companies making suppressed barrels and it seems like every month or so there is a…
  • Jan 15

    41F Published: Some Gun Trusts will have problem

    41F Published: Some Gun Trusts will have problem
    41F was published today  in the federal register.  Here is a Link to 41F as filed in the FedReg to the final rule which is similar to the draft that has been circulating. Our Gun Trusts are fully 41P compliant and ready.  If…
Rank this Week: 1186

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
  • Feb 1

    Divorce Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Divorce Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    The arguments, harsh words, and lack of respect from each spouse toward the other have finally led to the decision to get a divorce. Experienced divorce attorneys, such as Fessler, Schneider, & Grimme, will help you to move beyond the…
  • Jan 22

    Custody Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Custody Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    Child custody is a complex issue that includes where the child lives, who gives the child protection, care, education, and financial support.   Custody does not become finally resolved until the child is grown, not attending school,…
  • Jan 13

    Estate Needs Attorneys in Ft. Thoma

    Estate Needs Attorneys in Ft. Thoma
    One of the most popular past-times this week is dreaming about what to do with your lottery winnings. You know you most likely will not see a dime from the lottery, but if you do win Fessler, Schneider, & Grimme want you to make some…
Rank this Week: 2726

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1834

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

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

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Feb 1

    David Bowie’s Will Made Page Six: How to Keep Yours Private

    David Bowie’s Will Made Page Six: How to Keep Yours Private
    The contents of David Bowie’s will were widely reported over the weekend.  Some provisions were “unusual” enough to make the New York Post’s famous gossip section, Page Six. According to reports, $50 million went…
  • Jan 18

    Why it is Critical to Update (or Make!) Your Estate Plan After Divorce

    Why it is Critical to Update (or Make!) Your Estate Plan After Divorce
    A divorce is often an emotionally and financially unsettled time, and, understandably, estate planning may be your last priority when you’re facing the breakup of your marriage. However, once your divorce is final and things have…
  • Jan 12

    Don’t Add Fuel to the Fire: Five Tips for Smoother Communication During Divorce

    Don’t Add Fuel to the Fire: Five Tips for Smoother Communication During Divorce
    Even under the best circumstances, divorce is difficult.  There is so much emotion and so many parts of your life are in flux. Understandably, for many couples, maintaining productive, or even civil, communication during the divorce…
Rank this Week: 3033

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1775

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/
Rank this Week: 397

Your Texas Estate Plan

Your Texas Estate Plan

Covers tax and estate planning. By Jacob Pelley.

http://www.yourtexasestateplan.com/
  • Jan 29

    Gun Trusts, ATF 41P update

    Gun Trusts, ATF 41P update
    Finally, at long last, we have some clarity on what and how the ATF will be regulating the use of "gun trusts" for purchase of National Firearms Act items.On January 15, the final rules were published in the Federal Register, so we have 6…
  • Dec 15

    Probate options when its been more than 4 years...

    Probate options when its been more than 4 years...
    Time flies. The usual scenario is parent 1 passed away, parent 2 passed away 5 years later, and now the kids are stuck with a mess.Today we will talk about what happens if the decedent had a will. In Texas, you have 4 years to…
  • Jun 11

    Caselaw Updates: Tortious Interference with Inheritance Right

    Caselaw Updates: Tortious Interference with Inheritance Right
    I don't love continuing legal education classes.  Here's why:1. I don't like many things that are mandatory, and they are.2. I'm surrounded by lawyers.3. They are expensive.4. They are usually in an overly cold/hot room and sometimes via…
Rank this Week: 3808

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.sbshlaw.com/blog
  • Jan 29

    Cognitive Decline and Estate Planning

    Cognitive Decline and Estate Planning
    According to a recent Texas Tech University study, the age for peak financial decision making is age 50. Financial decision making ability begins to decline by age 60 and is significantly impacted by age 80. Even more worrisome is that the…
  • Jan 22

    Five Dangers of Holding Assets and Property as Husband and Wife

    Five Dangers of Holding Assets and Property as Husband and Wife
    From time to time, a client will visit with me convinced that he or she has protected their assets from the claims of creditors by placing all of their assets and properties in a joint tenancy known as “Tenants By The Entireties.”…
  • Jan 15

    The Problem with Successors Named in a Durable Power of Attorney

    The Problem with Successors Named in a Durable Power of Attorney
    A Durable Powers of Attorney (DPOA) is an important document that everyone should have as a part of his or her estate planning portfolio. Generally speaking, the grantor of a Durable Power of Attorney names someone who can legally act for the…
Rank this Week: 260