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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: 2121

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/
  • Jul 27

    Asset Protection Strategy – 529 Plan

    Asset Protection Strategy – 529 Plan
    By: Justin M. Kennedy, Associate Attorney Law Office of Roy W. Litherland If you are concerned that you may be sued in the future, you may want to consider ways of protecting your assets.  As a Trustor, many asset protection strategies…
  • Jul 20

    What Happens to a Living Trust when a Spouse Passes Away?

    What Happens to a Living Trust when a Spouse Passes Away?
    In this blog article, we will address the issue of living trusts as they apply to married couples and what happens to the trust upon the passing of the first spouse. First, we will review the value of living trusts in general. Many…
  • Jun 24

    Should I Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance?

    Should I Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance?
    70 percent of seniors will eventually need living assistance and you should be aware of the potential long-term care costs that you could face as a senior. The post Should I Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance? appeared first on Law Office of…
Rank this Week: 1270

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: 2206

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 27

    Article on ERISA Fiduciary Provision Application

    Article on ERISA Fiduciary Provision Application
    Peter M. Langdon recently published a Note entitled, For Whom the Plan Tolls: Tatum v. RJR Pension Investment Committee and the Emergence of Exacting Scrutiny Awaiting Fiduciaries in Breach in the ERISA Litigation Landscape Post Dudenhoeffer,…
  • Jul 26

    Do Doctors Make the Same Dying Mistakes that We Do?

    Do Doctors Make the Same Dying Mistakes that We Do?
    It is often thought that physicians avoid that end of life mistake that most of us make—they do not die in the hospital rather in the comfort of their own home with hospice or palliative care. We cannot believe that...
  • Jul 26

    Article on Antemortem Probate

    Article on Antemortem Probate
    Katherine M. Arango recently published a Note entitled, Trial and Heirs: Antemortem Probate for the Changing American Family, 81 Brook. L. Rev. 779 (2016). Provided below is a summary of the Note: The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker family has…
Rank this Week: 53

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1635

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    Rural Justice in Old England: A Sabbatical in England

    Rural Justice in Old England: A Sabbatical in England
    In contrast to the established courts and courtrooms in London, justice was once delivered to the outlying rural areas of England by horseback. For example Cambridgeshire had three towns which hosted periodic courts called "assizes." The…
  • Jul 25

    Be Alert: Join the Oregon Scam Alert Network

    Be Alert: Join the Oregon Scam Alert Network
    How many emails do you get every day? Here’s an opportunity to sign up for email alerts that will provide value – and protection – for you and your clients. The Oregon Department of Justice has a free email alert.The post Be…
  • Jul 25

    The Queen v Scott and Dyer, Part 2: A Sabbatical in England

    The Queen v Scott and Dyer, Part 2: A Sabbatical in England
    Trial resumed with the banging of the gavel at 10:30 a.m., the traditional starting time for court in England. An American court would have ordinarily started at 9:30, or even earlier. Indeed, in my experience, I have often been in court,…
Rank this Week: 2515

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/
  • Jul 27

    Protect Your Business with Estate Planning

    Protect Your Business with Estate Planning
    With the use of good estate planning, you can protect your business from government taxes, co-owners and even family members who will stake their claims. 
  • Jul 25

    Think of Estate Planning as Preventative Therapy for Family Member

    Think of Estate Planning as Preventative Therapy for Family Member
    Having frequent discussions among your children about your plans, well in advance, will be best so that any disagreements can be settled while you are still around to address them.
  • Jul 22

    Will You Need to Apply for Medicaid?

    Will You Need to Apply for Medicaid?
    Applying for Medicaid benefits is a complex task that requires the help of an experienced elder law attorney, especially when making hard decisions on how to allocate money you've saved all your life.
Rank this Week: 773

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
  • Jul 27

    Can Agent Override Decisions of Person Granting Power of Attorney?

    Can Agent Override Decisions of Person Granting Power of Attorney?
    I recently received a phone call from a woman whose parents had been victimized and had lost their entire retirement savings to Nigerian con artists. Con artists often target the elderly because isolation and declining cognitive ability…
  • Jul 22

    Have You Signed Your Will?

    Have You Signed Your Will?
    Humans are optimistic. We don’t dwell on the fact that death is inevitable, and that bleeds into our personal outlook for the future. It’s why we plan for vacations, drive in cars, fly in planes, and end visits with friends saying…
  • Jul 15

    What is a Testamentary Trust?

    What is a Testamentary Trust?
    A testamentary trust is a trust created in your Will that lies dormant until the death of the testator (the person creating the Will) springs it to life. Unlike a trust created and funded during one’s lifetime, such as a revocable…
Rank this Week: 1347

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
Rank this Week: 1637

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
  • Jul 27

    Covering Costs in Contingent Fee Agreement

    Covering Costs in Contingent Fee Agreement
    When you’re working for a contingent fee, i.e., you’ll be paid a percentage of the recovery, don’t forget to discuss the payment of costs in your fee agreement with your client. Here’s what you’ll need…
  • Jul 25

    15 Steps to Forming a Nonprofit

    15 Steps to Forming a Nonprofit
    Clients come to you seeking to form a nonprofit corporation. As there are so many steps involved, use the following checklist to help you avoid costly mistakes. __   1.  Clear and reserve, if desired, the name of the…
  • Jul 22

    What’s a Timely Objection?

    What’s a Timely Objection?
    Objections to evidence at trial must be “timely made.” Evid C §353(a). But what does that actually mean? To be timely, an objection to inadmissible evidence must be made at the earliest opportunity. 3 Witkin, California…
Rank this Week: 791

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jul 27

    Testamentary Capacity and Insane Delusion

    Testamentary Capacity and Insane Delusion
    What constitutes "insane delusions"? How may those delusions affect a testator's ability to execute a valid will? Dr. Richard Shulman explores.
  • Jul 26

    Principal Residence Exemption and some of the “What if’s”

    Principal Residence Exemption and some of the “What if’s”
    In my last blog, I wrote about the role of “beneficial” ownership in the determination of whether a property qualifies for the principal residence exemption. With an acknowledgment to Keith Masterman of “Advisor.ca”, I…
  • Jul 22

    Satisfaction or Your Money Back (And Not a Cent More) – Felty v. Ernst & Young LLP

    Satisfaction or Your Money Back (And Not a Cent More) – Felty v. Ernst & Young LLP
    Felty v. Ernst & Young LLP, 2015 BCCA 445, is an interesting case from the Court of Appeal of British Columbia. The issue on appeal was whether the trial judge erred in concluding that a retainer agreement clause limiting the respondent…
Rank this Week: 461

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

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

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1060

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: 2400

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    Will My Trust Need to Be Changed If I Buy or Sell Assets?

    Will My Trust Need to Be Changed If I Buy or Sell Assets?
    In the not so distant past, trusts were considered the purview of the rich and famous only. The average person rarely included a trust in his or her estate plan. Instead, trusts were used to funnel family wealth from one generation to the…
  • Jul 22

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Helen Grace Hunt (1949- ) and Swanee LaKelly Hunt (1950- ) – Philanthropists The Hunt sisters, daughters of Texas oil mogul H.L. Hunt, were born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Swanee Hunt has a BA in philosophy, two master’s…
  • Jul 20

    What Is a Letter of Instruction?

    What Is a Letter of Instruction?
    An estate plan is made up of a number of legal documents that contain the instructions necessary to determine things such as the division of your estate assets after death or who will control those assets should you become incapacitated.…
Rank this Week: 762

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Jul 27

    Reasons Why You Should Consider Long-Term Care Insurance

    Reasons Why You Should Consider Long-Term Care Insurance
    There are some things that you can put off and wait a few years before you decide. Purchasing and paying for long-term care insurance is not one of those decisions. Just like estate planning, long-term care insurance is one of those things…
  • Jul 20

    The Dangers of Generic Healthcare Proxy Form

    The Dangers of Generic Healthcare Proxy Form
    You may have an estate plan, but what thought have you put into what you would do if you became sick and unable to make decisions on your own? While there are plenty of medical miracles out there, none of them will protect you when you become…
  • Jul 13

    Estate Planning Tips for Unmarried, Cohabitating Couple

    Estate Planning Tips for Unmarried, Cohabitating Couple
    Just because you are not married does not mean that you cannot create an estate plan together. It is a common misconception that you must be married to share an estate plan. With more couples cohabitating, but staying unmarried, it is…
Rank this Week: 2100

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Jul 27

    Common Mistakes in Estate Planning

    Common Mistakes in Estate Planning
    Here’s a secret (shhh…!): Estate planning attorneys are human. We are not perfect. Over a series of four blogs, we’ll look at common mistakes. Are you making any of them? The first mistake in the planning process is not…
  • Jul 25

    5 Helpful Tips When Dealing with Difficult People

    5 Helpful Tips When Dealing with Difficult People
    Everyone has encountered that surly person who makes the job just a little harder for those around them. Whether it’s a client or a member of the team, difficult personalities can throw a wrench into your day, and ruin your…
  • Jul 22

    What’s Your Commute?

    What’s Your Commute?
    How do you change a negative into a positive? Do you feel stuck doing something you feel that you cannot change? I did, but I found a way to turn it into one of my favorite parts of my day. Let me explain. I love where I live. The community…
Rank this Week: 1535

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

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

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    Fill Loved Ones in on Your Estate Plan

    Fill Loved Ones in on Your Estate Plan
    Fill Loved Ones in on Your PlansA conversation with friends and family about what you want to happen if you become incapacitated or when you pass away is probably not a conversation you're excited about having. But talking to your loved ones…
  • Jul 26

    Planning Your Funeral: Less Morbid Than It Sound

    Planning Your Funeral: Less Morbid Than It Sound
    Planning Your Funeral: Less Morbid Than It SoundsAlthough making funeral plans now might seem strange, there are many reasons why it is a smart idea.One of the biggest reasons to plan your funeral is to keep someone else from having to. The…
  • Jul 26

    Explore Your Long-Term Care Option

    Explore Your Long-Term Care Option
    Explore Your Long-Term Care OptionsThe majority of us will use some sort of long-term care services as we get older. You may need assistance with activities ranging from bathing, eating and taking medication to shopping for groceries,…
Rank this Week: 4260

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    In Trustee We Trust

    In Trustee We Trust
    A trust is a legal arrangement where one person (or an institution such as a bank or law firm), called a “trustee”, holds legal title to property for another person, called a “beneficiary”. If you have been appointed…
  • Jul 16

    Importance of a Will

    Importance of a Will
    Amy Winehouse’s death at age 27 illustrates the importance of having a Will, at any age. Ms. Winehouse and Blake Fielder-Civil were married briefly. Under English law, marriage negates any Wills made before the marriage, but if a couple…
  • Jul 1

    Estate Planning and Gifts to Charity

    Estate Planning and Gifts to Charity
    When making gifts to charities, keep in mind the following: Give away appreciated stock which you have held for more than a year. You can deduct the market value of the stock, and you do not owe capital gains tax. Get receipts in writing from…
Rank this Week: 1472

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.czepigalaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 26

    Accessible Summer Fun

    Accessible Summer Fun
    If you use a wheelchair, there’s a lot to do in Connecticut, especially during our way-too-short summer. Whether you love the beach or the woods, there are many great venues to sample. We did some research and selected some special…
  • Jul 21

    Include Access to Online Accounts in your Estate Plan: New Law Backs You

    Include Access to Online Accounts in your Estate Plan: New Law Backs You
    Do you know what happens to your online accounts and other digital assets after you die? What happens to your Facebook profile, blog, digitally managed bank accounts, and so forth? What if you were a writer whose latest…
  • Jul 21

    Include Access to Online Accounts in your Estate Plan: New Law Backs You

    Include Access to Online Accounts in your Estate Plan: New Law Backs You
    Do you know what happens to your online accounts and other digital assets after you die? What happens to your Facebook profile, blog, digitally managed bank accounts, and so forth? What if you were a writer whose latest…
Rank this Week: 3343

Florida Probate Blog -…

Florida Probate Blog - WeProbateFlorida.com

Covers Florida probate administration. By Long H. Duong.

http://weprobateflorida.com
  • Jul 26

    ALERT: Confirm Designated Beneficiary on Your Bank Account!

    ALERT: Confirm Designated Beneficiary on Your Bank Account!
    In the past year, we’ve had at least 5 calls requesting our Florida probate representation for just a regular checking account. If the deceased owner of the account had simply confirmed the designated beneficiary, probate could have…
  • Jul 15

    5 Common Myths about Florida Probate Law

    5 Common Myths about Florida Probate Law
    Let’s explore some common (popular?) myths about Florida probate law shall we? 1. Mom had a Will so we don’t have to go through probate. Unfortunately, dying with a Will (Testate) has no bearing on whether or not probate is…
  • Nov 9

    The Problem with Florida Probate Form

    The Problem with Florida Probate Form
    Every now and again, we are asked where forms can be downloaded. I honestly don’t know the answer because our forms are from a repository that caters only to attorneys. The problem with Florida probate forms is that they are designed…
Rank this Week: 4558

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

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

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    Coming soon - DIY letters of administration kit for Newfoundland and Labrador

    Coming soon - DIY letters of administration kit for Newfoundland and Labrador
    The latest addition to our bookshop is almost ready for purchasing! We are pleased to announce that we have completed putting together a comprehensive kit for anyone in Newfoundland and Labrador who wants to apply to the court to become the…
  • Jul 23

    "Party is on!" Nova Scotia man pens his own inspiring obituary

    "Party is on!" Nova Scotia man pens his own inspiring obituary
    I didn't know Paul Culligan, but I already miss his sense of humour. Mr. Culligan recently passed away and left behind his own hilarious obituary. Click here to read more in an article from CBC News. The attached photo accompanied the CBC…
  • Jul 21

    Does the court review wills that were made shortly before the testator died?

    Does the court review wills that were made shortly before the testator died?
    A reader recently sent me a note wondering about the legal effect of a will being signed shortly before the testator's death. The answer turned out to be somewhat complex. Below are the reader's question and my comments. "If a will was…
Rank this Week: 350

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/
  • Jul 26

    Understanding a Resident’s Transfer and Discharge Rights under the Nursing Home Reform Act

    Understanding a Resident’s Transfer and Discharge Rights under the Nursing Home Reform Act
    by Shannon A. Laymon-Pecoraro, Esq. One of the most frequent issues I face revolves around the discharge of a resident from a nursing home. Often times, an agent or advocate visits my office with a concern, because their loved one is being…
  • Jul 14

    What personal representatives of estates need to know

    What personal representatives of estates need to know
    Personal representatives, or executors, of estates need to be aware of the procedure that is used to probate an estate with a will. The executor who is designated in the will must make an appointment with the probate division to probate the…
  • Jun 22

    Help may be needed in deciding on senior housing

    Help may be needed in deciding on senior housing
    Elderly people who value their independence and are accustomed to living alone are increasingly becoming incapable of doing so. The need for medical attention may prompt some older individuals to consider their options, including moving to a…
Rank this Week: 3246

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Jul 26

    What Happens When a Buyer Defaults on a Florida Real Estate Contract?

    What Happens When a Buyer Defaults on a Florida Real Estate Contract?
    In Florida, buyers breach real estate contracts all of the time and in all sorts of ways. When a buyer fails to meet his or her obligations under a sales contract, often times it leaves the seller wondering what steps to take now that the…
  • Jul 19

    Protecting a Bona Fide Purchaser of Florida Residential Real Estate

    Protecting a Bona Fide Purchaser of Florida Residential Real Estate
    Under Florida law, a “bona fide purchaser” of real estate is afforded certain protections including ownership and title. The rule essentially provides a buyer with superior rights to property over those who may have valid…
  • Jul 12

    4 Title Issues That Can Derail A Florida Closing

    4 Title Issues That Can Derail A Florida Closing
    In Florida, often times right before a residential real estate transaction is set to close the deal is derailed because of conflicting legal interests between the parties to the transaction (the seller and the buyer) and a third party with an…
Rank this Week: 629

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Jul 26

    What Is Involved in Incapacity Planning?

    What Is Involved in Incapacity Planning?
    A well drafted and comprehensive estate plan  should do much more than simply create a roadmap for the distribution of your estate assets when you are gone. Your estate plan should protect and help grow your assets while you are here and…
  • Jul 21

    Why Would I Want an Irrevocable Trust?

    Why Would I Want an Irrevocable Trust?
    When you sit down to create your estate plan you will likely create a Last Will and Testament to serve as the foundation of that plan. Many people, however, also include several other estate planning tools and strategies in their plan in…
  • Jul 19

    Will My Beneficiaries Face Inheritance Taxes When I Die?

    Will My Beneficiaries Face Inheritance Taxes When I Die?
    For most people, one of the primary incentives for working hard and accruing assets over the course of a lifetime is to be able to pass those assets down to the net generation. This is also why create a comprehensive estate plan is so…
Rank this Week: 2980

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Cover estate planning for gays and lesbians. By Kenneth Vercammen.

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Formal Estate Accounting

    Formal Estate Accounting
    Formal Estate Accounting      According to N.J.S.A. 3B:17-2, an Executor or Administrator may settle his/her account or be required to settle his/her account in Superior Court. Unless for special cause shown, he/she shall…
  • Jun 19

    Happy Hour & Networking Social July 15, 2016 Professionals, Attorneys, 5k runners, Friends, Clients, Law Enforcement invited to Happy Hour & Networking Social July 15, 2016

    Happy Hour & Networking Social July 15, 2016 Professionals, Attorneys, 5k runners, Friends, Clients, Law Enforcement invited to Happy Hour & Networking Social July 15, 2016
     Happy Hour & Networking SocialJuly 15, 2016 Professionals, Attorneys, 5k runners, Friends, Clients, Law Enforcement invited to Happy Hour & Networking SocialJuly 15, 2016 Fridayat Bar Anticipation 703 16th Avenue Lake Como/…
  • Apr 8

    Intestacy [Someone died and no Will]

    Intestacy [Someone died and no Will]
    Intestacy  [Someone died and no Will]Intestacy is the condition of the estate of a person who dies owning property greater than the sum of his or her enforceable debts and funeral expenses without having made a valid will or other…
Rank this Week: 1967

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

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

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Jul 25

    A Treasury Market Out of Whack: Putting a hurt on death care fund

    A Treasury Market Out of Whack: Putting a hurt on death care fund
    The July 25th Marketplace Morning Report on National Public Radio included a segment called Allan Sloan’s lessons on bond investments. Mr. Sloan is a business columnist for the Washington Post who recently wrote that the current…
  • Jul 22

    Missouri Preneed Records: Trustee’s Deposit Record

    Missouri Preneed Records: Trustee’s Deposit Record
    In our prior post (Missouri Seller Exams: Timely Deposits), we discussed the receipt and deposit records that funeral homes may be required to maintain.  However, to demonstrate that they are complying with the preneed law’s…
  • Jul 17

    Missouri Seller Exams: Timely Deposit

    Missouri Seller Exams: Timely Deposit
    Missouri’s preneed funeral law imposes time requirements on funeral homes that accept consumer funds.  For funeral homes using depository accounts to fund preneed contracts, the funeral home must deposit consumer funds with the…
Rank this Week: 1415

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Jul 25

    US Survey Reveals 72% of Americans Do Not Have an Up to Date Will

    US Survey Reveals 72% of Americans Do Not Have an Up to Date Will
    Almost every month I present an educational workshop called “The Truth About Estate Planning”. We start off our small group discussion citing similar horrible statistics. It is interesting to see that someone finally surveyed…
  • Jul 19

    Having “The Talk” . . . About End-of-Life Care

    Having “The Talk” . . . About End-of-Life Care
    Last e-newsletter, we addressed how difficult it can be to have “the talk” about dementia with a loved one. Many people also feel uncomfortable discussing end-of-life care with their parents. Although it may seem like it could put…
  • Jun 16

    Having “The Talk”…About Dementia

    Having “The Talk”…About Dementia
    Just as it’s not easy for parents to bring up the birds and the bees with their kids, it’s anything but easy to begin a conversation with a loved one about how they want to live at the end of their lives. But it’s vitally…
Rank this Week: 1859

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jul 25

    US Survey Reveals 72% of Americans Do Not Have an Up to Date Will

    US Survey Reveals 72% of Americans Do Not Have an Up to Date Will
    Almost every month I present an educational workshop called “The Truth About Estate Planning”. We start off our small group discussion citing similar horrible statistics. It is interesting to see that someone finally surveyed…
  • Jul 19

    Having “The Talk” . . . About End-of-Life Care

    Having “The Talk” . . . About End-of-Life Care
    Last e-newsletter, we addressed how difficult it can be to have “the talk” about dementia with a loved one. Many people also feel uncomfortable discussing end-of-life care with their parents. Although it may seem like it could put…
  • Jun 16

    Having “The Talk”…About Dementia

    Having “The Talk”…About Dementia
    Just as it’s not easy for parents to bring up the birds and the bees with their kids, it’s anything but easy to begin a conversation with a loved one about how they want to live at the end of their lives. But it’s vitally…
Rank this Week: 3474

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 24

    College and Long Term Care – ??? (Part 3) #LongTermCare

    College and Long Term Care – ??? (Part 3) #LongTermCare
                The last two weeks I have been telling you about an increasing trend that we are seeing in cases that come through our office- grandparents who are paying for college,…
  • Jul 17

    College and Long Term Care – ??? (Part 2) #LongTermCare

    College and Long Term Care – ??? (Part 2) #LongTermCare
                Last week I was talking about an increasing trend that we are seeing in cases that come through our office- grandparents who are paying for college, daycare and camp expenses…
  • Jul 10

    College and Long Term Care – ??? #LongTermCare

    College and Long Term Care – ??? #LongTermCare
                I was reading the most recent Consumer Reports magazine cover story on the cost of college and how it is impoverishing young people who are borrowing huge amounts to pay…
Rank this Week: 3341

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

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

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    Marley v. Rawling

    Marley v. Rawling
    As I wrote in my most recent post, Fuchs v. Fuchs, I am looking at cases in other jurisdictions dealing with rectification of wills for a paper I am working on. I am not aware of any cases in British Columbia interpreting our new provision…
  • Jul 17

    Fuchs v. Fuch

    Fuchs v. Fuch
    I am still waiting for some reported British Columbia cases interpreting section 59 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (“WESA”), which expressly allows the court to rectify a will. Subsections 59 (1) and (2) provide as…
  • Jun 19

    New Requirement that Bare Trusts be Disclosed on Property Transfer Tax Return

    New Requirement that Bare Trusts be Disclosed on Property Transfer Tax Return
    The Government of British Columbia has amended the Property Transfer Tax Return to require more information on the purchase of land, effective June 10, 2016. The requirement that a purchaser who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident…
Rank this Week: 489

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
  • Jul 23

    Fessler Schneider Grimme Divorce Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY

    Fessler Schneider Grimme Divorce Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY
    In today’s world one of the realities is that people who began as a happily married couple may find that their relationship has unraveled.  Different needs, different interests, conflicting schedules, finances, and a million other…
  • Jul 15

    DUI Defense Attorneys in Ft. Thomas Kentucky

    DUI Defense Attorneys in Ft. Thomas Kentucky
    Speeding, seat belts not fastened, or driving under the influence (DUI DWI), these are charges that we frequently think of the “other guy” getting. Until it happens to you. You go to a party, a family get together, or an…
  • Jun 29

    Fessler Schneider & Grimme wish you a happy holiday

    Fessler Schneider & Grimme wish you a happy holiday
    To our families and friends   Everyone at Fessler, Schneider & Grimme wishes you a happy Fourth of July. Celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence some 240 years ago! Celebrate being a citizen of the USA!!!! Enjoy a…
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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/
  • Jul 23

    Gifts to the Dead in New York: Are They Still Effective?

    Gifts to the Dead in New York: Are They Still Effective?
    Most people plan their estate believing that everyone they have left money or bequests to will survive them, such as when a parent specifies that money or property will be left to a child. But sometimes unexpected deaths happen and when it…
  • Jul 21

    What Happens if my Beneficiary Turns Down My Bequest?

    What Happens if my Beneficiary Turns Down My Bequest?
    It is not a common situation but it does happen. After you pass, your will is entered into probate and your beneficiaries are notified of your bequests but there is a problem: they do not want it. They refuse to take ownership of the property…
  • Jul 18

    Disinheriting Your Spouse? Not So Under New York Law

    Disinheriting Your Spouse? Not So Under New York Law
    You are always told that you can leave whatever assets you want in your will to whomever you want. After all it is your last will and testament. Your will represents your final wishes and they are to be carried out to the letter. You may be…
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San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Is a Creditor’s Judgment Enforceable Against My Estate?

    Is a Creditor’s Judgment Enforceable Against My Estate?
    Death does not automatically void any debts owed by the deceased. In the normal course of administering an estate, the personal representative named in the decedent’s last will and testament is responsible for paying any valid creditor…
  • Jul 21

    New California Budget Restricts Medi-Cal Claims Against Recipients’ Estate

    New California Budget Restricts Medi-Cal Claims Against Recipients’ Estate
    In a recent post we discussed how Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid system, can go after the assets of a deceased beneficiary recipient’s probate estate or revocable living trust for reimbursement of medical costs paid during the…
  • Jul 14

    How Can My Divorce Settlement Affect My California Estate Planning?

    How Can My Divorce Settlement Affect My California Estate Planning?
    There are many legal events that may affect your estate planning. For example, if you get divorced, the terms of your property settlement may require you to alter the terms of your will or trust. It is therefore important to resolve any…
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Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeestatelawblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    What Happens to My Estate if I Die Without a Will in Tennessee?

    What Happens to My Estate if I Die Without a Will in Tennessee?
    If you reside in Tennessee and die without a will, the distribution of your estate is governed by state law. Tennessee Code (T.C.A. 31-2-104) sets out the rules for which family members would receive your property. Here’s the problem:…
  • Jun 29

    Help Protect Elders Against Fraud and Abuse

    Help Protect Elders Against Fraud and Abuse
    June 15 was World Elder Abuse and Awareness Day, a yearly recognition begun in 2006 to call attention to the growing problem of fraud, abuse, neglect, and exploitation directed at elders. An estimated 5 million older Americans every year are…
  • Jun 17

    How Can I Avoid Probate in Tennessee? Start by Titling Assets with Purpose

    How Can I Avoid Probate in Tennessee? Start by Titling Assets with Purpose
    I probably hear some variation of this concern more than any other in consulting with estate planning clients: the desire to avoid probate. Whether they have heard horror stories about probate or have been through a rough experience…
Rank this Week: 3315

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/
  • Jul 22

    Sexual orientation discrimination and Oklahoma worker

    Sexual orientation discrimination and Oklahoma worker
    Sexual orientation discrimination refers to harassment or different treatment based on someone’s perceived or actual gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or heterosexual orientation. Although many companies and certain states have specific policies…
  • Jul 19

    Earn money by participating in a focus group in Oklahoma City

    Earn money by participating in a focus group in Oklahoma City
    Laird Hammons Laird is looking for people of all walks of life for two focus groups this August in Oklahoma City. Focus groups help our attorneys prepare for trial and give our clients the best representation possible. All backgrounds are…
  • May 27

    Taking the fight to the Oklahoma State Supreme Court – and winning

    Taking the fight to the Oklahoma State Supreme Court – and winning
    Nine years ago, a high school driver was struck by a speeding ambulance at a dangerous intersection outside of Norman. The crash changed her life, and the attorneys at Laird Hammons Laird have fought for justice for their client ever since.…
Rank this Week: 2871

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Jul 22

    Ohio Legislators Are Firmly Behind Recent LLC Protection

    Ohio Legislators Are Firmly Behind Recent LLC Protection
    As I have mentioned in other posts, Ohio Senate Bill 181 was signed by the Governor and became law on July 6, 2016.  The new statute improves the already excellent protections offered by Ohio’s LLC statute.  It amends various…
  • Jul 15

    Ohio LLC Statute Now Provides More Protection For Members, Managers and Officer

    Ohio LLC Statute Now Provides More Protection For Members, Managers and Officer
    As I noted in a recent post, significant changes to Ohio’s LLC statute (contained in Senate Bill 181) became effective on July 6.  Among these changes are provisions making it harder to impose personal liability on members,…
  • Jul 14

    Living in One State and Setting Up a Trust in Another

    Living in One State and Setting Up a Trust in Another
    Can you set up a trust in a state that you do not reside in?  The answer is yes.  You can set up a trust in a country you do not live in.  As a resident of Ohio, I can establish a trust in Delaware or Alaska or the Cook Islands…
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Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Jul 22

    How are Preliminary Breath Tests Calibrated for Accuracy?

    How are Preliminary Breath Tests Calibrated for Accuracy?
    If you’re on trial for DUI in Virginia, you should know how the preliminary breath test (PBT) must be checked for accuracy and calibrated. If that device can’t be proven to be in proper working order, it shouldn’t be allowed…
  • Jul 18

    Driving on Suspended License Secret: The Officer Must Have a Reason to Pull You Over

    Driving on Suspended License Secret: The Officer Must Have a Reason to Pull You Over
    Video – click to watch instead of reading. Did you know that it’s possible to beat a driving on suspended offense if the officer did not have a good reason to pull you over? This defense applies to many traffic related violations,…
  • Jul 14

    [VIDEO] Should You Prepay Your Virginia Reckless Driving Ticket?

    [VIDEO] Should You Prepay Your Virginia Reckless Driving Ticket?
    If you’re facing reckless driving right now, you need to contact me so you can learn more about reckless driving defenses, learn more about what your situation with the law really means, and then make an educated, informed decision…
Rank this Week: 246

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/
  • Jul 22

    Is your durable power of attorney powerless?

    Is your durable power of attorney powerless?
    Just about everyone knows the importance of having a Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA). This key legal document allows you to name someone other than yourself to handle your financial affairs.  If you become incapacitated, having a DPOA can…
  • Jul 16

    Chronically ill seniors, others await Florida Medical Marijuana vote

    Chronically ill seniors, others await Florida Medical Marijuana vote
    Practicing elder law and estate planning in Florida, I naturally meet a good number of seniors with serious physical ailments. Many who endure chronic pain are closely watching this November's election: Not just for the outcome of this highly…
  • Jul 15

    Felines and homebound seniors: A perfect match

    Felines and homebound seniors: A perfect match
    My family and I have a serious soft spot for animals, so in this post I depart from the "legal stuff" to tell you about a lovely program that pairs seniors with furry feline companions. Consider it - ahem - a "fluff…
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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/
  • Jul 22

    Trustee Acting Squirrely?

    Trustee Acting Squirrely?
    When a Trustee Goes Bad: Removal of a Trustee Trustees play a critical role in trust administration. Settlors, or creators of the trust, give trustees legal title and management authority over the settlor’s property for the benefit of…
  • Jul 12

    Does ingesting medical based pot make you incapable of creating a will or trust?

    Does ingesting medical based pot make you incapable of creating a will or trust?
    Possibility of the Effect of Marijuana on Estate Planning In the 2014 legislative session, the Florida Legislature passed the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014, which authorizes certain physicians to prescribe low-THC cannabis for…
  • Jun 30

    Settlor’s, Trustee’s and Beneficiary’s – Meet your “Jedi Knight”, Trust Protector

    Settlor’s, Trustee’s and Beneficiary’s – Meet your “Jedi Knight”, Trust Protector
    Trust Protectors: An Extra Layer of Protection Traditionally, a trust has three main participants, a settlor, a trustee, and one or more beneficiaries.  A settlor creates and/or contributes property to the trust.  A trustee manages…
Rank this Week: 1123

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/
  • Jul 22

    Divorce, the Kids, & the House: What on Earth is “Bird Nesting?”

    Divorce, the Kids, & the House: What on Earth is “Bird Nesting?”
    “Wait, we do what?” It can sound pretty baffling at first. Here’s the scoop.  The kids stay in the family home — the “nest,” get it?  The idea is that instead of children having to go back and…
  • Jul 18

    Lessons From A Porch: the Rise of Divorce Later in Life

    Lessons From A Porch: the Rise of Divorce Later in Life
    Kristen and I were lucky enough to spend the weekend in Provincetown.  The Land’s End Inn is our favorite place to stay for many reasons — but chief among them is its magnificent porch with views of the harbor.  Our…
  • Jul 12

    Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Why Unmarried Couples Should Have Cohabitation Agreement

    Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Why Unmarried Couples Should Have Cohabitation Agreement
    I was recently thinking about a friend of mine from out of state who went through a pretty miserable breakup.  She and her former beau had lived together for several years, and they had a heck of a time determining how to handle to…
Rank this Week: 3194

Vandrew Law Blog

Vandrew Law Blog

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

http://vandrew.com/
  • Jul 21

    IRAs & 401(k)s Holding Bitcoin Directly: Step-by-Step Guide to Avoiding Prohibited Transaction Trap

    IRAs & 401(k)s Holding Bitcoin Directly: Step-by-Step Guide to Avoiding Prohibited Transaction Trap
    Practicing in estate planning, wills, and trusts, I’m often called upon to help my clients with their IRAs, Roth IRAs, 401(k)s, and other retirement accounts. As I write this, yields in many traditional retirement investments are at all…
  • Jul 12

    Estate Planning Traps & Bitcoin: 5 Things Bitcoin Holders Must Do Today

    Estate Planning Traps & Bitcoin: 5 Things Bitcoin Holders Must Do Today
    When it comes to estate planning, very little has been mentioned about bitcoin. While bitcoin is subject to wills and revocable living trusts like any other asset, there are some special considerations. Most seasoned holders of bitcoin are…
  • Jun 3

    6 Things You Can Do Right Now To Live Richer and Leave More for Your Loved One

    6 Things You Can Do Right Now To Live Richer and Leave More for Your Loved One
    When talking about estate planning, we often get all twisted up in the mechanisms (revocable living trusts, wills, death taxes, etc.). We then lose sight of the bigger picture, which is how to live more richly with the time we do have. When I…
Rank this Week: 3422

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A.…

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A. Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

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

    When Is a Special Needs Trust Needed?

    When Is a Special Needs Trust Needed?
    This is an article from the Law Offices of Kobrick & Moccia (http://www.kobricklaw.com/) in Garden City, New York, that we thought others may find helpful. As the parent, caregiver, or extended family member of a child with special needs…
  • Jul 14

    Financial Planning for Someone with Alzheimer’

    Financial Planning for Someone with Alzheimer’
    This is an article from Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. (http://www.wealth-counselors.com/) in Reno, Nevada, that we thought others may find helpful. Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and…
  • Jul 7

    Why Would I Want to Avoid Probate?

    Why Would I Want to Avoid Probate?
    This is an article from The Potter Law Firm (http://www.potterestateplanning.com/) in Ashland, Kentucky, that we thought others may find helpful. Because a lot of people tend to put the matter of estate planning on the back burner, they…
Rank this Week: 2076

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/
  • Jul 21

    Living Trust Versus a Will: Which One is Right for Me?

    Living Trust Versus a Will: Which One is Right for Me?
    If you’re just getting started with your New Jersey estate planning process, one of the most common questions you may encounter is whether or not you should have a living trust or a will. Both of these tools are very important for your…
  • Jul 14

    Don’t Wing Your Estate or Retirement Planning

    Don’t Wing Your Estate or Retirement Planning
    It can be a major mistake to wing your retirement planning and hope that things will work out for the best. Saving money for your retirement is certainly important but you also need to think about several careful issues as you approach the…
  • Jul 7

    Are Outright Gifts and Distributions a Good Idea?

    Are Outright Gifts and Distributions a Good Idea?
    Outright gifts and distributions may seem tempting because it could be a true surprise to give to one of your loved ones if you plan to pass these assets along. However, you might want to think about planning ahead to pass on these…
Rank this Week: 1085

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate…

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate Blog

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

http://www.clarkskatoff.com/news-resources/blog/
  • Jul 19

    How to Subpoena An Out of State Witness In New York For Florida Litigation?

    How to Subpoena An Out of State Witness In New York For Florida Litigation?
    Very often, especially in a probate, trust, or guardianship matter, a crucial witness will be out of state.  Routinely in Florida, for example, we find it necessary to take testimony of witnesses located in New York.  Under New York…
  • Jul 18

    Florida Probate Creditor Claim Not E-Filed Rejected as Untimely

    Florida Probate Creditor Claim Not E-Filed Rejected as Untimely
    Creditor claims in Florida probate actions are often the topic of litigation, particularly when it comes to the timely filing of a statement of claim by a creditor.  In United Bank v. Estate of Edward Frazee, the Florida court of appeal…
  • Jul 11

    Attorney Brian Spiro Wins Guardianship Trial

    Attorney Brian Spiro Wins Guardianship Trial
    Attorney Brian Spiro prevailed in a highly contentious guardianship trial in Florida.   The case was tried in the Probate/Guardianship/Mental Health Division of the Sarasota County Circuit Court.
Rank this Week: 1570

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Covers tax planning, estate planning, trusts, wills and charitable giving. By Finch Montgomery Wright LLP.

http://www.paloaltoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    When One Parent Stays Home – Consent for International Travel with Minor Children

    When One Parent Stays Home – Consent for International Travel with Minor Children
    Parents traveling internationally with children need permission letters from other parent or documentation of sole custody.
  • May 4

    Prince’s Sister Claims He Had No Will

    Prince’s Sister Claims He Had No Will
    Prince's failure to execute a simple Will means he lost control of his estate. In California, the requirements for a valid holographic Will make it easy for anyone to write one.
  • Mar 26

    California’s End of Life Option Act Will Be Effective June 9, 2016

    California’s End of Life Option Act Will Be Effective June 9, 2016
    On October 5, 2015, Governor Brown signed the End of Life Option Act into law. The law requires that two doctors determine that a patient has six months or less to live before the lethal drugs can be prescribed. Patients also must be mentally…
Rank this Week: 3992