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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
Rank this Week: 48

New York Trusts & Estates…

New York Trusts & Estates Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyestatelitigationblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Removed Corporate Trustee’s Refusal to Turnover Trust Assets to Individual Trustee Was Prudent and Appropriate

    Removed Corporate Trustee’s Refusal to Turnover Trust Assets to Individual Trustee Was Prudent and Appropriate
    In Matter of Sinzheimer, the New York County Surrogate's Court held that a corporate co-trustee that had been “removed” pursuant to the terms of the trust agreement was not required to deliver the trust’s assets to the sole…
  • Jul 24

    You’ve Got (E-)Mail! Can Your Survivors Access It After Your Death?

    You’ve Got (E-)Mail! Can Your Survivors Access It After Your Death?
    E-mail is seemingly omnipresent. Yet, the improvements to the technology associated with e-mail have far outpaced the development of the law concerning our e-mail accounts and the rights that our survivors may have to access those accounts…
  • Jun 9

    On Its Own Motion

    On Its Own Motion
    While most decisions rendered by the Surrogate’s Court result from an affirmative request for relief, occasionally the court will address an issue on its own motion when justice or the exercise of its inherent or statutory power…
Rank this Week: 1096

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Protecting Your Legacy Of Service: Identifying Important Object

    Protecting Your Legacy Of Service: Identifying Important Object
    After Albert Frost passed away on January 14, 2017, the Coast Guard veteran left behind a legacy of service and memories for his family. While going through his belongings, an error led to the donation of a prized possession to...
  • Aug 21

    Cautionary Tales: Update Your Beneficiary Designation

    Cautionary Tales: Update Your Beneficiary Designation
    An often-overlooked consideration in estate planning is reviewing beneficiary designations on a frequent basis. Common instruments that require a beneficiary designation include: Life insurance policies Bank accounts Brokerage firm accounts…
  • Aug 21

    Tips for discussing estate planning with your elderly parent

    Tips for discussing estate planning with your elderly parent
    If you have concerns about your parents' estate plan, there is no time to waste. You should bring this topic to the forefront, as this will allow you to clear the air and help them understand the importance of making...
Rank this Week: 1478

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1401

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/
  • Aug 21

    How to close online accounts and services when someone die

    How to close online accounts and services when someone die
    Executors, you will thank me for this one. I'm attaching a link to one of the most useful articles I've seen in a long time. It lists in alphabetical order about 180 different digital accounts and plans, with instructions on how to close…
  • Aug 19

    I'm shocked at what my lawyer charged me for estate work - what can I do?

    I'm shocked at what my lawyer charged me for estate work - what can I do?
    Unfortunately, legal services are expensive. This reader wrote to me about his situation in which he was taken surprise by his lawyer's bill. Is the bill reasonable? It depends. Can he do something about it? Probably. Below is his question…
  • Aug 17

    The Law Show: Practical tips and how-tos for executors and beneficiarie

    The Law Show: Practical tips and how-tos for executors and beneficiarie
    This week's (August 17, 2017) episode of The Law Show is online! This week we are talking about several practical tips and how-tos that executors and beneficiaries need to know. The idea behind it is that executors know they are supposed to…
Rank this Week: 4689

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/
  • Aug 21

    Are Witnesses Required on a Will?

    Are Witnesses Required on a Will?
    [The following article was written by Attorney  Casey Sauerwine of Marshall, Parker and Weber, and is posted with her permission] Does a Will Need Witnesses to be Valid? Like many estate planning questions the answer is not as simple as…
  • Aug 18

    [The following article was written by…

    [The following article was written by Attorney Elizabeth White of Marshall, Parker and Weber, and is posted with her permission] It is common for parents to consider deeding their home to their child or children. The reasons for…
  • Jul 16

    How to Protect Yourself when Signing Nursing Home Admission Agreement

    How to Protect Yourself when Signing Nursing Home Admission Agreement
    Placing a family member in a nursing home is a difficult and traumatic event. One of the obstacles to be overcome is reviewing and signing the facility’s admission paperwork. This typically involves many pages of complicated provisions and…
Rank this Week: 1904

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: 349

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Aug 21

    Unfunded Trust

    Unfunded Trust
    Getting a trust is only the first step to making it effective. You also need to put your assets in it.
  • Aug 18

    Learn About the Medicaid Estate Recovery Program

    Learn About the Medicaid Estate Recovery Program
    “Many clients planning for long-term care are anxious about the consequences of using the Medicaid long-term care program to finance their long-term care, and rightfully so.”
  • Aug 17

    New York Considers Legislation to Help the Elderly

    New York Considers Legislation to Help the Elderly
    “Elder abuse is an under-reported crime that preys on the people who worked hard to build our communities.” Several pieces of legislation in New York are being considered that are aimed at helping health care workers and bank employees…
Rank this Week: 3425

Simmons & Schiavo, LLP Blog

Simmons & Schiavo, LLP Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://blog.sslawoffices.com
  • Aug 21

    Estate Planning and Retirement Planning

    Estate Planning and Retirement Planning
    Estate planning and retirement planning are not separate things. If they are done properly, you will do both at the same time. People often think of retirement planning as saving for their own financial needs, when they are no longer working.…
  • Aug 18

    Elder Law Estate Planning

    Elder Law Estate Planning
    Most of the time, estate planning is not just about a deceased person's estate. It is also about elder law options. A long time ago, only wealthy people had estate plans prepared and the early estate planning options evolved to reflect their…
  • Aug 17

    Options Are Important When Inheriting an IRA

    Options Are Important When Inheriting an IRA
    Americans hold a lot of wealth in IRAs. However, do you know the tax consequences? Forbes recently discussed some possibilities for beneficiaries of IRAs, including the good deals and the bad deals in "What To Do If You Inherit an…
Rank this Week: 2633

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

Features estate planning and elder law news. By Moynihan Lyons PC.

http://blog.moynihanlyons.com/
  • Aug 21

    Live Longer, Save Less and Continue to Work

    Live Longer, Save Less and Continue to Work
    As more people follow the trend of remaining in the work force after the traditional retirement age of 65, a period of adjustment is required. The adjustment to employment trends, as well as saving trends, can sometimes create difficulties…
  • Aug 18

    Hutchence's Daughter May Still Inherit Million

    Hutchence's Daughter May Still Inherit Million
    INXS lead singer was reported to be nearly penniless when he died. INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence died in 1997 leaving behind a trust fund that was believed to be unfunded, yet family members now think his daughter will inherit millions…
  • Aug 17

    Wealthy Not Necessarily Blocked from Social Security

    Wealthy Not Necessarily Blocked from Social Security
    How a person accumulated wealth is a key factor in the decision on eligibility to receive benefits. Wealthy people are eligible for Social Security, as long as they did not accumulate their wealth through passive means, according to The…
Rank this Week: 3590

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Aug 21

    Objecting to an Ambiguous or Unintelligible Question

    Objecting to an Ambiguous or Unintelligible Question
    When examining a witness, counsel should ask questions that are intelligently phrased, concise, and clear in meaning. No one should have to guess at what the question means. If opposing counsel asks a question that can’t be understood…
  • Aug 18

    Can a Drunk Person Enter Into a Contract?

    Can a Drunk Person Enter Into a Contract?
    People who are intoxicated often make bad decisions, including signing contracts they may regret when the hangover kicks in. Can they simply claim intoxication and get out of the deal? The short answer: maybe. One of the four essential…
  • Aug 16

    6 Ways to Streamline Evidence

    6 Ways to Streamline Evidence
    Juries usually base their verdicts on a small number of crucial points. But lawyers tend to offer as much evidence as possible, believing this will make their case more convincing or fearing they’ll leave something out. Finding the fine…
Rank this Week: 289

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Costco Charged $19.4M for Unauthorized Use of TIFFANY Trademark

    Costco Charged $19.4M for Unauthorized Use of TIFFANY Trademark
    A federal court in New York recently ruled that Costco Wholesale Corp. (“Costco”) owes Tiffany & Co. approximately $19.4 million dollars for selling diamond rings falsely advertised as “Tiffany” rings.
  • Aug 18

    Co-Executors’ Choice of Appraiser Upheld

    Co-Executors’ Choice of Appraiser Upheld
    In Heisinger v. Cleary, 150 A.3d 1136 (2016), the Supreme Court of Connecticut upheld the Co-Executors’ engagement of Management Professional Planning, Inc. ("MPI") to appraise the decedent’s stock in a closely held business.
  • Aug 14

    Beneficiary's Trust Interest Properly Taken for Beneficiary's Debts Under Modified Trust

    Beneficiary's Trust Interest Properly Taken for Beneficiary's Debts Under Modified Trust
    In the Matter of Frei Irrevocable Trust dated October 29, 1996, 390 P.3d 646, is a 2017 decision by the Supreme Court of Nevada holding that a beneficiary’s interest in a trust is subject to the claims of his creditors, notwithstanding…
Rank this Week: 2042

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Aug 21

    Estate Planning Attorneys: Creative Ways to Community Connection

    Estate Planning Attorneys: Creative Ways to Community Connection
    Even though humans have a 100% mortality rate, less than 30% of us make any end-of-life plans. What will get adults to discuss and plan for their eventual demise? How about putting some “fun” in funeral planning to get people to…
  • Aug 18

    The Perfect Storm

    The Perfect Storm
    Here at the Academy, we host quite a few events each year for our Members. We put in countless hours over the course of months to prepare for these events. We prepare things like materials, educational sessions, coordinate hotel reservations,…
  • Aug 16

    Choosing a Roth or Traditional IRA (or 401k)

    Choosing a Roth or Traditional IRA (or 401k)
    This is another in a series of blogs on the basics of estate planning. In this blog, we’ll look at the differences between a Roth and a traditional IRA (or 401k). We’ll also look at considerations in choosing between them. With a…
Rank this Week: 1785

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Issues in line with E-commerce have been continuing for almost three hundred years.

    Issues in line with E-commerce have been continuing for almost three hundred years.
    Issues in line with E-commerce have been continuing for almost three hundred years. It holds the view that exponential population development might overwhelm changes in agricultural production. Adam Smith also believes that, economic…
  • Aug 21

    A Description of the Formation of the Rainbow

    A Description of the Formation of the Rainbow
    A Description of the Formation of the Rainbow The rainbow is one of the most splendid masterpieces of nature. It is a demonstration of the scientific process of dispersion of light founded on the principle that white light is made up of…
  • Aug 18

    Outline Of Cause And Effect Essay in AU – essaywritings.com.au

    Outline Of Cause And Effect Essay in AU – essaywritings.com.au
    Outline Of Cause And Effect Essay in AU – essaywritings.com.au Might it be potential for an individual to create downwards my cardstock for me personally within just such a rapid closing meeting?” “Can these incredibly…
Rank this Week: 2776

Colorado Estate Planning

Colorado Estate Planning

Covers Colorado Springs estate planning & administration plus business & tax planning. By Kevin Forbush.

http://blog.forbushgoldberg.com/
  • Aug 21

    Live Longer, Save Less and Continue to Work

    Live Longer, Save Less and Continue to Work
    As more people follow the trend of remaining in the work force after the traditional retirement age of 65, a period of adjustment is required. The adjustment to employment trends, as well as saving trends, can sometimes create difficulties…
  • Aug 18

    Hutchence's Daughter May Still Inherit Million

    Hutchence's Daughter May Still Inherit Million
    INXS lead singer was reported to be nearly penniless when he died. INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence died in 1997 leaving behind a trust fund that was believed to be unfunded, yet family members now think his daughter will inherit millions…
  • Aug 17

    Wealthy Not Necessarily Blocked from Social Security

    Wealthy Not Necessarily Blocked from Social Security
    How a person accumulated wealth is a key factor in the decision on eligibility to receive benefits. Wealthy people are eligible for Social Security, as long as they did not accumulate their wealth through passive means, according to The…
Rank this Week: 1951

California Tax and Estate Planning…

California Tax and Estate Planning Law Blog

By NewPoint Law Group. Covers taxation, estate planning, business law, and real property law.

http://newpointlaw.com/legal-blog/
  • Aug 21

    How is Bitcoin Taxed in California?

    How is Bitcoin Taxed in California?
    Though it has been over eight years since its development, many American taxpayers are still unfamiliar with Bitcoin and its place in our tax system. Hailed as the first decentralized digital currency, Bitcoin is becoming more and more widely…
  • Aug 16

    The Tax Court’s Decision in George Fakiris v. Commissioner

    The Tax Court’s Decision in George Fakiris v. Commissioner
    Claiming the proper deductions and credits can be an overwhelming process for taxpayers. With new case law being decided by the Tax Court and the IRS all the time, it can be especially difficult to keep up with new regulations. A recent case…
  • Jun 20

    Wall Street Journal Warns Taxpayers and Investors About Hiding Asset and Income in Offshore Account

    Wall Street Journal Warns Taxpayers and Investors About Hiding Asset and Income in Offshore Account
    For investors, entrepreneurs, and other business-minded individuals the Wall Street Journal is the gold standard for business and financial news. Thus, when the Wall Street Journal warns investors about potential civil or criminal exposure in…
Rank this Week: 1862

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Aug 20

    What Gets Your Spidey Sense Tingling?

    What Gets Your Spidey Sense Tingling?
    If an older individual was brought to your law office by a non family member and they wanted to appoint the individual as POA for Property and Personal Care, would you be suspicious?  Or what about if the request was to either change a…
  • Aug 18

    The Honour of Being Named a Trustee?

    The Honour of Being Named a Trustee?
    When you are appointed to act as a “trustee”, you are being asked to take on the control and management of property, but for the benefit of other persons, called the beneficiaries. The beneficiaries are usually family members of…
  • Aug 16

    A Brief Review of Solicitor’s Negligence

    A Brief Review of Solicitor’s Negligence
    Claims against solicitors for negligence often arise in the context of estates cases, whether it be the failure of a lawyer to ensure that a testator’s wishes are accurately reflected in his/her will, to neglecting to confirm the…
Rank this Week: 718

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Covers trusts and estate planning.

https://hullandhull.com/feed/
  • Aug 20

    Revocation of Wills: An Overview

    Revocation of Wills: An Overview
    Today I wanted to discuss a basic, but important concept when it comes to Wills: revocation. There are a number of ways in which a Will can be revoked, and it is crucial that everyone with a Will, or who will make a Will in the future,…
  • Aug 18

    Dramatic Changes to Ontario Disability Support Program

    Dramatic Changes to Ontario Disability Support Program
    Recent amendments to the regulations under the Ontario Disability Support Program Act have made significant changes to the Program, making it easier for people with disabilities to qualify for and maintain benefits. The amendments vary the…
  • Aug 16

    Trial Judge = Gatekeeper: Bruff-Murpy v. Gunawardena

    Trial Judge = Gatekeeper: Bruff-Murpy v. Gunawardena
    As part two of my earlier blog on the issue of expert witnesses at trial, Bruff-Murphy v. Gunawardena, 2017 ONCA 502, is a great read for the Court of Appeal’s view on the role of the trial judge during expert testimony. In the…
Rank this Week: 2630

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 20

    Estate Planning for Your Pet (Part 1)

    Estate Planning for Your Pet (Part 1)
                    Everyone loves their pet.  We spend millions in pet products and vet bills each year and that number seems to increase every year.  A…
  • Aug 14

    Health Care Directives and HIPAA Release

    Health Care Directives and HIPAA Release
         It’s a common mistake, confusing a health care directive and a HIPAA release.  Both are necessary but they are not identical.      First let’s look at a health care…
  • Aug 6

    Medicaid’s Confusing Treatment of Trusts (Part 2)

    Medicaid’s Confusing Treatment of Trusts (Part 2)
                    Last week I wrote about trusts and how they are treated by Medicaid.  Specifically, I am talking about irrevocable trusts.  Most people…
Rank this Week: 676

New York Estate Planning Lawyer…

New York Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Basics of International Will

    Basics of International Will
    Recently, we have written on the intricacies of estate planning when an individual owns foreign property. If you own international property or have other estate assets that span two or more countries, one of the most effective ways to ensure…
  • Aug 17

    The Basics – Understanding Dynasty Trust

    The Basics – Understanding Dynasty Trust
    Dynasty trusts often conjure up images of very wealthy families that have a great deal of money to pass onto their heirs. However, dynasty trusts can actually be an effective tool for families with more average assets to distribute.…
  • Aug 14

    Estate Planning and Foreign Asset

    Estate Planning and Foreign Asset
    Estate planning can be a complicated process, especially for individuals that have diversified assets. The process can be even more complex for individuals engaging in estate planning when those individuals have foreign assets to consider. If…
Rank this Week: 2000

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Covers New York estate planning, probate, elder law and health care issues. By Dutcher & Zatkowsky.

http://www.dutcher-zatkowsky.com
  • Aug 20

    Ways To Celebrate National Senior Citizens Day

    Ways To Celebrate National Senior Citizens Day
    Since 1998, when President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation, August 21 has been celebrated as National Senior Citizens Day. The day was noted as one in which the public should “recognize the contributions of senior citizens, their…
  • Aug 18

    The Benefit Of Pre-Planning Your Funeral

    The Benefit Of Pre-Planning Your Funeral
    Senior citizens are taking the reins when it comes to pre-planning their funerals for many varied reasons. Some individuals pre-plan so they can be assured their final wishes will be carried out. Others want to alleviate the burden from their…
  • Aug 15

    Seniors Are ‘Living Out Loud’ During Older Americans Month And Beyond

    Seniors Are ‘Living Out Loud’ During Older Americans Month And Beyond
    In our Rochester Elder Law practice, we work with older individuals who are not only determined to “age in place” but who are “living out loud.” What this means is these seniors are taking charge of their lives, are…
Rank this Week: 1133

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/
  • Aug 19

    Forgotten about a financial asset? How to reclaim it

    Forgotten about a financial asset? How to reclaim it
    Even the most frugal and diligent among us can forget about fragments of our financial lives as the years pile up, we move, paperwork accumulates and gets misplaced or thrown out. These forgotten fragments include bank accounts of various…
  • Aug 14

    Estate of Star Wars' Carrie Fisher goes to probate

    Estate of Star Wars' Carrie Fisher goes to probate
    Carrie Fisher, daughter of the late actress Debbie Reynolds and crooner Eddie Fisher, died from a heart attack on December 27 at age 60. Her mother, legendary movie star Debbie Reynolds, died the following day.  Mother and daughter had been…
  • Jul 24

    Considerations Before (And After) You Agree to Serve as Health Care Surrogate

    Considerations Before (And After) You Agree to Serve as Health Care Surrogate
    Consider yourself fortunate if you have been asked to serve as someone’s health care surrogate, for you get to decide if you’ll accept the job. Astonishingly, many people name a surrogate without ever asking or informing the person they…
Rank this Week: 3464

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

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

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    Sato v. Sato

    Sato v. Sato
    Things would be simpler, but not nearly as interesting, if everyone remained in the same place. Hiroyuki Rex Sato, often referred to as Rex, immigrated with his family to British Columbia in 1969. He became a Canadian citizen in 1975.…
  • Jul 29

    Capacity to Marry: Devore-Thompson v. Poulain

    Capacity to Marry: Devore-Thompson v. Poulain
    Marriage has significant legal implications on the succession of property. Yet, I don’t come across either in my practice or my reading, that many cases where a marriage is challenged on the basis that someone did not have the mental…
  • Jul 19

    Johnson v. North Shore Yacht Works Corp.

    Johnson v. North Shore Yacht Works Corp.
    In British Columbia, a trustee acting in the administration of a trust is generally entitled to be reimbursed for his or her reasonable expenses out of the trust assets. But what if the trustee makes a contract in respect of the trust assets,…
Rank this Week: 437

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts in Nevada.

http://www.wealth-counselors.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    Keeping Your Estate Plan Private

    Keeping Your Estate Plan Private
    Privacy is a main concern for many clients when it comes to estate planning.  One benefit of creating a Living Trust, as opposed to simply drafting a Will, is the opportunity to keep your assets and your plans as private as you want them…
  • May 25

    Can I Use a Revocable LivingTrust to Protect My Assets?

    Can I Use a Revocable LivingTrust to Protect My Assets?
    Most clients understand that revocable living trusts are valuable components of an estate plan. But when asset protection is a primary goal of your estate plan, then revocable living trusts are not necessarily the way to go.  The fact…
  • May 13

    Reno Estate Planning Lawyers Explain Disadvantages of Probate

    Reno Estate Planning Lawyers Explain Disadvantages of Probate
    Probate is simply the administration of an estate through the court system after someone’s death.  Nearly every estate is required to pass through probate before heirs can receive their inheritance.  While the purpose of this…
Rank this Week: 1791

Unique Estate Law Blog

Unique Estate Law Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://uniqueestatelaw.com/lawyer/blog/Unique_Estate_Law_Blog.htm
  • Aug 19

    Important Estate Planning Tips for Same-Sex Couple

    Important Estate Planning Tips for Same-Sex Couple
    Q: Could you be legally married… and don't know it?If you are confused about your same-sex marital status and rights, you are in good company. And if you aren’t, then maybe you should be. All those in a committed relationship…
  • Jul 14

    Living Trusts Vs. Wills: Choosing the Right Estate Planning Tool

    Living Trusts Vs. Wills: Choosing the Right Estate Planning Tool
    There many types of estate planning tools and each one offers benefits and drawbacks. Some tools work better to accomplish certain goals than others. In addition, some individuals or families may not need to utilize certain options, while…
  • Jul 13

    7 Secrets to Drafting a Successful Will.

    7 Secrets to Drafting a Successful Will.
    Writing a Will is something everybody should do.  With a Will, you can name a guardian for your minor children, decide who gets your assets, and appoint someone to sort out your estate.  A properly drafted Will should help maintain…
Rank this Week: 3380

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    Will the New Jersey Estate Tax Repeal Become Permanent?

    Will the New Jersey Estate Tax Repeal Become Permanent?
    As most of my estate planning clients are aware, I have been very cautious regarding whether or not New Jersey will keep a $2,000,000 estate tax exemption beyond 2017 or allow for a full repeal. However, it is worth noting that the…
  • Aug 9

    NJ Has Finally Released 2017 Estate Tax Return and Calculator

    NJ Has Finally Released 2017 Estate Tax Return and Calculator
    As I know many of you have been waiting anxiously, I wanted to make sure that you are aware that the New Jersey Division of Taxation has finally released the 2017 Estate Tax Return form.  They have also released an estate tax…
  • May 8

    Where Is The Best Place To Die From An Estate And Inheritance Tax Perspective?

    Where Is The Best Place To Die From An Estate And Inheritance Tax Perspective?
    Several years ago, I wrote a few articles comparing the tax consequences of dying in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Florida.  Now that New Jersey has amended its estate tax laws, I thought I should write another post for 2017.I…
Rank this Week: 2232

McDevitt Law Office

McDevitt Law Office

Covers estate planning and family law in Virginia.

http://www.mcdevittlaw.net/blog-index/
  • Aug 18

    Estate planning for the single parent

    Estate planning for the single parent
    There are some estate planning issues that single parents are advised to consider when planning for the financial future of their children. Among them is the selection of a guardian who will raise their children in the event the parent dies…
  • Jun 26

    The financial effects of divorce

    The financial effects of divorce
    Divorce can be an extremely devastating experience, both emotionally and financially. According to some researchers, divorced spouses would, on average, require a 30 percent rise in their income to retain the same standard of living that they…
  • Jun 12

    Military benefits at issue in divorce

    Military benefits at issue in divorce
    The Supreme Court recently heard a case concerning family law and military benefits in which there was a disagreement between divorced spouses regarding the wife’s share of the husband’s military retirement pay. John Howell spent…
Rank this Week: 1093

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
  • Aug 18

    Adapting: Technology and Wealth

    Adapting: Technology and Wealth
    As an estate planner, it is fascinating to me to see how some have acquired their wealth. When I began my career, many "wealthy" families had earned it the standard way, through careers, businesses and salting away a significant portion of…
  • Aug 11

    European Musing

    European Musing
    Hello from Europe, where I’ve spent a good part of July. In late June we dropped off my youngest at a Brown University Spanish Immersion Program in Segovia, Spain—allowing us to tour Madrid and Barcelona. At the time I write this…
  • Aug 4

    The Story of Uncle Benny

    The Story of Uncle Benny
    In my wife’s family lore they tell the story from many years ago about Uncle Benny who didn’t trust his doctors. One day Benny experienced crushing chest pains and was rushed by ambulance to the hospital. His wife and a host of…
Rank this Week: 497

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.czepigalaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 18

    7 Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

    7 Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep
    Our need for sleep changes throughout our lifetimes, but maybe not as much as we once thought. Contrary to popular belief, adults 65 and older do not require less sleep than they did at 35 or 50. The National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9…
  • Aug 11

    Multigenerational Living – A Win-Win-Win (If Done Right)

    Multigenerational Living – A Win-Win-Win (If Done Right)
    Multiple generations living under one roof may seem like a concept from a time gone by or a practice from another part of the world, but it is actually a growing trend here in the states. Before WWII, approximately 25% of Americans shared…
  • Jul 13

    7 Ways to Unload Your Family Heirloom

    7 Ways to Unload Your Family Heirloom
    Of all the things we do in taking care of our aging parents, dealing with their household stuff might be the most cumbersome. After all, when the end finally comes, it’s up to us to sort, store, sell, toss, donate, and clean everything…
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Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Aug 18

    Estate Administration for Family Members: What to Do First

    Estate Administration for Family Members: What to Do First
    You have gone through the steps of arranging a funeral for your loved one that has passed away. However, now you are dealing with your role as the executor. You must administer the estate, but you are unsure where to start. You do not have…
  • Aug 11

    Contracts for Geriatric Caregivers: What do You Need?

    Contracts for Geriatric Caregivers: What do You Need?
    Whether you are hiring someone privately, or you have hired a family member to care for an aging loved one, it is important that you realize this is a business transaction. This person is being hired and compensated for caring for your…
  • Aug 4

    The Basics of Elder Law

    The Basics of Elder Law
    Elder law is an area of law about the elderly. An elder law attorney is well-versed in cases that involve seniors and senior rights. Lawyers practicing in elder law focus on the important decisions made later in life, including helping their…
Rank this Week: 3032

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Aug 17

    Preventing Dementia and Cognitive Decline

    Preventing Dementia and Cognitive Decline
    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NAS) have recently published a report which indicates that it may be possible to prevent dementia and age-related cognitive decline. Just seven years ago, scientists were unwilling…
  • Aug 11

    Beware of Public Benefits: The Cautionary Tale of Overpayment

    Beware of Public Benefits: The Cautionary Tale of Overpayment
    Recently, I have seen an increase in the number of notices from the Social Security Administration and the Department of Medical Assistance Services relating to benefits received by a person not eligible to receive benefits any longer due to…
  • Aug 7

    The Importance of Re-evaluating Your Estate Plan

    The Importance of Re-evaluating Your Estate Plan
    For decades, estate planners have drafted estate plans around the federal estate tax, looking for ways to minimize or avoid the payment of estate taxes on death. Because the estate tax exemption amount was as low as $600,000 as recently as…
Rank this Week: 2708

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Aug 17

    Preventing Dementia and Cognitive Decline

    Preventing Dementia and Cognitive Decline
    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NAS) have recently published a report which indicates that it may be possible to prevent dementia and age-related cognitive decline. Just seven years ago, scientists were unwilling…
  • Aug 11

    Beware of Public Benefits: The Cautionary Tale of Overpayment

    Beware of Public Benefits: The Cautionary Tale of Overpayment
    Recently, I have seen an increase in the number of notices from the Social Security Administration and the Department of Medical Assistance Services relating to benefits received by a person not eligible to receive benefits any longer due to…
  • Aug 7

    The Importance of Re-evaluating Your Estate Plan

    The Importance of Re-evaluating Your Estate Plan
    For decades, estate planners have drafted estate plans around the federal estate tax, looking for ways to minimize or avoid the payment of estate taxes on death. Because the estate tax exemption amount was as low as $600,000 as recently as…
Rank this Week: 2993

Krueger & Hernandez SC Blog

Krueger & Hernandez SC Blog

Covers personal injury and estate planning.

http://www.kh-law.net/blog/
  • Aug 17

    Reasons to Consult with a Wisconsin Estate Planning Attorney

    Reasons to Consult with a Wisconsin Estate Planning Attorney
    It is never too early or too late to create an estate plan. The same holds true if you need to make changes to a plan you created in the past. Once you have everything in order, you will feel better about anything the future brings your way.…
  • Aug 11

    Vaccine Compensation: Autoimmune Reactions to Vaccination

    Vaccine Compensation: Autoimmune Reactions to Vaccination
    According to the American Autoimmune Related Disease Association(AARDA) approximately 1 in 5 Americans suffer from an autoimmune disease. In fact, Autoimmune Diseases are now ranked as one of the top ten leading causes of death in females…
  • Aug 8

    Questions to Answer About Wisconsin Guardianship

    Questions to Answer About Wisconsin Guardianship
    If you want to learn more about Wisconsin guardianship, you shouldn’t hesitate to collect the necessary information. Before we get into the finer details of this estate planning topic, it’s important to fully understand what the…
Rank this Week: 2322

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 17

    Six Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018

    Six Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018
    Congratulations to the Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 – including one “Lawyer of the Year.” Bob Banks, Victoria Blachly, Chris Costantino, Stephen Kantor, Van White, and Eric…
  • Aug 2

    Heat Wave Reminder – Oregon Law Allows Public Intervention if a Child or Animal is in Danger

    Heat Wave Reminder – Oregon Law Allows Public Intervention if a Child or Animal is in Danger
    Portland is currently in the midst of what could be a record breaking heat wave. The city is forecast to have temperatures climbing above 100 degrees this week. Health officials are urging citizens to stay hydrated and take precautions when…
  • Aug 1

    New Handheld Device Law: What Washington Drivers Need to Know

    New Handheld Device Law: What Washington Drivers Need to Know
    Washington State Governor Jay Inslee recently accelerated the enforcement of the Driving Under the Influence of Electronics (DUIE) Act. The Act now forbids virtually all use of handheld gadgets such as phones, tablets, laptop computers and…
Rank this Week: 1528

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

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

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    Advice to the Executors of an Estate

    Advice to the Executors of an Estate
    Advice to the Executors of an EstateAdvice to the Executors of an EstateThe New Probate Statute of NJ revised various sections of the New Jersey law on Wills and estates. law makes a number of substantial changes to the provisions governing…
  • Aug 17

    Administration of Estates, Probates and Decedents Law in New Jersey 3B:10-6

    Administration of Estates, Probates and Decedents Law in New Jersey 3B:10-6
    Administration of Estates, Probates and Decedents Law in New Jersey 3B:10-6B:10-6. Acts of administrator before notice of will Lawful acts performed in good faith by an administrator before notice of a will and purchases or transfers made by…
  • Aug 17

    Administrator of an Estate where there is no Will

    Administrator of an Estate where there is no Will
    Administrator of an Estate where there is no WillADMINISTRATOR OF A DECEDENTS ESTATE WHERE THERE IS NO WILL- DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESWhen a person dies without having a Will that is called intestate. The administration must be…
Rank this Week: 388

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/
  • Aug 17

    How the Franchise Tax Board Collects Delinquent Tax Debt

    How the Franchise Tax Board Collects Delinquent Tax Debt
    The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) has many of the same weapons at its disposal as the IRS when collecting delinquent tax debt, and also has the ability to use information received from the IRS to assess additional tax against you. If…
  • Aug 15

    How to Pursue Settlement with the Board of Equalization

    How to Pursue Settlement with the Board of Equalization
    If the Board of Equalization (BOE) conducts a sales and use tax audit on your business, you may face a sales tax liability of tens of thousands of dollars or more. To make matters worse, the BOE can share information with the California…
  • Aug 10

    What Causes an IRS Tax Audit?

    What Causes an IRS Tax Audit?
    The IRS has several methods of selecting returns for a tax audit. First, returns are identified that may possibly contain incorrect amounts, causing a review of the return by an auditor. If everything on your return checks out, the auditor…
Rank this Week: 669

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Aug 17

    Why Estate Planning is Important in Blended Familie

    Why Estate Planning is Important in Blended Familie
    Cincinnati estate planning lawyers help people in all different life circumstances to make appropriate plans for their future. In addition to providing advice on issues like retirement planning and financial planning, we also help you to…
  • Aug 15

    Can I Get Long-Term Care At Home?

    Can I Get Long-Term Care At Home?
    A Cincinnati Medicaid attorney provides help to people who need to make sure they can get care as a senior or in case of an illness or an injury. As you get older, the chance that you will need some kind of long term care increases…
  • Aug 10

    5 Differences Between Revocable and Irrevocable Trust

    5 Differences Between Revocable and Irrevocable Trust
    Cincinnati trust lawyers provide assistance with the creation of trusts. There are different kinds of trusts, so it is important to make sure that you work with an experienced attorney to find out which type of trust is the right one for you…
Rank this Week: 3751

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/
  • Aug 17

    Top Things an Estate Plan Can Do for Your Children

    Top Things an Estate Plan Can Do for Your Children
    Putting together an estate plan is important not only for your peace of mind but also for establishing a clear structure in the future for your children. As your children or grandchildren are playing with you and enjoying the lazy days of…
  • Aug 9

    Your Estate Plan and Disabled Children: Things to Keep in Mind

    Your Estate Plan and Disabled Children: Things to Keep in Mind
    Is it possible that you’ve just assumed you’ll be around for many years to help care for your disabled child? In many cases, parents of children with special needs have become an important component of assisting their child on a…
  • Aug 2

    Am I Responsible for My Deceased Family Member’s Debts?

    Am I Responsible for My Deceased Family Member’s Debts?
    When someone passes away suddenly, a lot of questions are raised. This is even more true when the person didn’t take any precautionary steps in terms of estate planning. Once the estate goes through the probate process, family members…
Rank this Week: 3412

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A.…

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A. Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.arkansas-estateplanning.com/blog/
  • Aug 16

    10 Steps To An Honest Conversation About Your Parents’ Planning

    10 Steps To An Honest Conversation About Your Parents’ Planning
    This is an article from Hunter Law Office (http://www.hunterlawoffice.net) in Fishers, Indiana, that we thought others may find helpful. A friend recently asked my advice about how to approach the topic of his parents’ estate…
  • Aug 15

    Prepare Your Spouse to Handle the Finance

    Prepare Your Spouse to Handle the Finance
    This is an article from Moulton Law Office (www.moultonlaw.com), in Spokane, Washington, that we thought others might find helpful. When a spouse passes away, having some difficulties is to be expected. With planning, those difficulties can…
  • Aug 10

    Probate & Estate Planning

    Probate & Estate Planning
    This is an article from The Siegel Law Group (siegellawgroup.com  ) in Boca Raton, Florida, that we thought others may find helpful. Everyone Fears It, But Few Know What It Is Typically, people begin Estate Planning with the intention of…
Rank this Week: 2767

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 16

    Don’t Make These Retirement Planning Mistake

    Don’t Make These Retirement Planning Mistake
    Millions of baby boomers are headed into retirement and unfortunately, some may discover that they are not as prepared as they thought they were. Thinking about retirement is a great opportunity to evaluate mistakes you have made up to this…
  • Aug 9

    What You Should Know About Accepting an Early Retirement Offer

    What You Should Know About Accepting an Early Retirement Offer
    After you’ve been working your entire adult life, when a company presents you with an early retirement offer, it seems wise to take it. It can even be tempting if you’ve been planning to get out of the job for some time. But you…
  • Aug 2

    Senior Driving Safety, Part II.

    Senior Driving Safety, Part II.
    There is no single, comprehensive test to determine whether a senior (or anyone else for that matter) is a safe driver. However, the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles has put together the following safe driver checklist: Do you have…
Rank this Week: 3876

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
  • Aug 16

    Estate Planning for Families in Virginia: Essentials for Your Young Familie

    Estate Planning for Families in Virginia: Essentials for Your Young Familie
    Young families are busy!  They are often raising young children and at the beginning stages of their careers. When it comes to estate planning for families in Virginia, it is often at the bottom of their priority list – if it is…
  • Aug 15

    Senior’s National Park Pass Fee Increase

    Senior’s National Park Pass Fee Increase
    On August 28, 2017, the price of the America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass increased for the first time since 1994. The Senior’s National Park Pass Life-Time pass fee is…
  • Aug 9

    Fairfax Special Needs Planning Lawyer: Decision Making for Your 18-Year-Old Child with Special Need

    Fairfax Special Needs Planning Lawyer: Decision Making for Your 18-Year-Old Child with Special Need
    When your child reaches age 18, he or she is an adult and has all of the legal rights and responsibilities that comes along with that.  He or she can legally enter into contracts and make decisions related to critical issues such as…
Rank this Week: 1461

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
  • Aug 16

    Diminished Capacity and Estate Planning: The First Client Meeting

    Diminished Capacity and Estate Planning: The First Client Meeting
    In my first Epilawg installment, I wrote on the estate-planning needs of people with diminished capacity.  This blog post will dive into the discussion that takes place at a first meeting with a client. People with diminished capacity…
  • Aug 15

    Divorce and the ERISA

    Divorce and the ERISA
    Divorcing couples likely feel relief once they learn that the court has signed an order legally ending the marriage.   However, just because the order is signed does not mean the divorce process is done – new deeds need to be…
  • Aug 9

    Minnesota Changes Agricultural Statute

    Minnesota Changes Agricultural Statute
    As of August 1st of this year, agriculturalists will now be benefited by a change in Minnesota Statutes Section 500.24. The statute has been amended in order to eliminate the need for Revocable Trusts to file with the Minnesota Department of…
Rank this Week: 3604

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/
  • Aug 15

    Beneficiary’s Death Complicates Administration of Tennessee Estate

    Beneficiary’s Death Complicates Administration of Tennessee Estate
    When a beneficiary under a will has died before the testator has passed away, the devise to the beneficiary is known as a lapsed gift.  In some cases, this may complicate the probate administration proceedings.  In a July 25, 2017…
  • Aug 15

    Tennessee Court Awards Long-Term Alimony to Wife After Thirty-Year Marriage End

    Tennessee Court Awards Long-Term Alimony to Wife After Thirty-Year Marriage End
    Spouses who divorce after a lengthy marriage may have disputes related to a sudden change in income or other financial concerns.  The Court of Appeals of Tennessee considered the issue of transitional alimony in an August 1, 2017…
  • Aug 1

    Tennessee Court Examines Damages Awarded to Plaintiff in Car Accident Appeal

    Tennessee Court Examines Damages Awarded to Plaintiff in Car Accident Appeal
    Accident victims may be able to recover compensation for different kinds of economic and non-economic loss in a negligence claim.  In a July 14, 2017 case, the Court of Appeals of Tennessee reviewed a jury award of damages to a…
Rank this Week: 857

DeWitt Law Firm

DeWitt Law Firm

Covers estate planning, probate, and elder law.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/estateplanning-probate-elderlaw-blog/
  • Aug 15

    Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late For Your Estate

    Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late For Your Estate
    I was reading the article Estate Planning Before Tragedy Strikes (http://www.palisadeshudson.com/2017/08/estate-planning-before-tragedy-strikes/) and found this quote to be of particular importance to families and their children. (bold added)…
  • Aug 14

    The Consequences of Not Planning

    The Consequences of Not Planning
    The consequences of not planning can be expensive financially, emotionally, and personally. So many people avoid estate planning for one reason or another. Before you decide against planning or to delay planning, you need to understand the…
  • Aug 7

    Imagine a Pill

    Imagine a Pill
    Imagine there’s a pill that takes away your stress about the future and allows you to live life more freely. Your life is now so much better because it’s so much easier to achieve your goals. A pill that provides other…
Rank this Week: 1738

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/blog
  • Aug 15

    Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late For Your Estate

    Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late For Your Estate
    I was reading the article Estate Planning Before Tragedy Strikes (http://www.palisadeshudson.com/2017/08/estate-planning-before-tragedy-strikes/) and found this quote to be of particular importance to families and their children. (bold added)…
  • Aug 14

    The Consequences of Not Planning

    The Consequences of Not Planning
    The consequences of not planning can be expensive financially, emotionally, and personally. So many people avoid estate planning for one reason or another. Before you decide against planning or to delay planning, you need to understand the…
  • Aug 7

    Imagine a Pill

    Imagine a Pill
    Imagine there’s a pill that takes away your stress about the future and allows you to live life more freely. A pill that makes sure you and your family are taken care of.  Your life is so much better because it’s so much…
Rank this Week: 2367