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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Sep 19

    Retirement Plans: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

    Retirement Plans: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
    If you are going through a divorce or legal separation and you or your spouse have money in retirement plans, you will most likely be required to share those assets. In some cases, those assets will be awarded to one...
  • Sep 19

    Attorney Sued Over Ansel Adams Negative

    Attorney Sued Over Ansel Adams Negative
    A California man has sued his attorney after he found and subsequently bought two boxes of photographic negatives allegedly by Ansel Adams. Rick Norsigian claims he was cheated from thousands of dollars from the sale of photographs and…
  • Sep 19

    EU Finds Spain's Taxes Discriminatory

    EU Finds Spain's Taxes Discriminatory
    The European Court of Justice recently ruled that Spanish authorities cannot charge different rates of inheritance tax for residents and non-residents. In Spain, there are a complex range of tax relief options that can reduce the tax to zero…
Rank this Week: 52

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/
  • Sep 19

    Making Your Intentions Clear in a Will

    Making Your Intentions Clear in a Will
    A successful estate plan makes the final distribution of a person's property plain and clear. Ambiguity in a will or trust may lead to costly litigation over conflicting interpretations of a person's intent. But even the best executed estate…
  • Sep 18

    Naming Backup Beneficiaries In Your Will or Trust

    Naming Backup Beneficiaries In Your Will or Trust
    In creating a will or trust, a person may make specific bequests of property to a chosen beneficiary. But what happens if that beneficiary does not survive the person making the bequest? A well-drafted will or trust must anticipate such…
  • Sep 5

    California May Adopt Uniform Law on Conservatorship

    California May Adopt Uniform Law on Conservatorship
    California is poised to join the majority of its sister states in adopting a uniform law designed to promote interstate cooperation on the subject of adult conservatorship proceedings. In May, the California Senate passed SB-940, a bill that…
Rank this Week: 1708

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/
  • Sep 19

    Freed Marcroft Hosts Judges from the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Challenge

    Freed Marcroft Hosts Judges from the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Challenge
    On Thursday evening, Freed Marcroft was honored to host Hartford city officials, representatives of the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA), and judges from both the Evaluation Panel and Selection Committee of the Strong Cities,…
  • Sep 11

    Special Needs Trusts Are Not Only For Wealthy Familie

    Special Needs Trusts Are Not Only For Wealthy Familie
    We were recently invited to attend the Connecticut Department of Development Services Resource Fair Family Forum Open House at the Channel 3 Kids Camp. The goal of the open house was to help families secure resources related to developmental…
  • Aug 13

    Supplemental Needs Trusts for Special Family Member

    Supplemental Needs Trusts for Special Family Member
    One major concern for families who have a family member with special needs is what happens to that person when his or her primary caregiver or advocate, often a parent or family member, passes away or is unable to continue as the primary…
Rank this Week: 4138

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Making a Will in Illinoi

    Making a Will in Illinoi
    The ability to make a will involves the issue of mental capacity. In Illinois, there is a presumption that every man is sane until the contrary is proven and the burden is upon him who asserts the lack of testamentary capacity. In other…
  • Sep 12

    Illinois Long-Term-Care Estate Planning

    Illinois Long-Term-Care Estate Planning
    Like all insurance policies, Long-Term-Care insurance policies require a good deal of research before they are entered into. Often different insurance companies offer coverages that at first glance appear similar, but upon closer examination…
  • Sep 6

    The Role of Representative in Illinois Probate

    The Role of Representative in Illinois Probate
    A personal representative is the individual who handles the matters of an estate as it makes its way through the probate process. If there is a will, the personal representative is the executor. If there is no will, the personal…
Rank this Week: 2369

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 19

    Elder Justice Initiative

    Elder Justice Initiative
    The United States Department of Justice just launched the Elder Justice Initiative.  Enter your zip code and it provides nationwide resources for victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation, their families, and practitioners who…
  • Sep 11

    The Art is Not in Making Money, But In Keeping It

    The Art is Not in Making Money, But In Keeping It
    Earlier this week I received an interesting email from Allen Trust with a short Wall Street Journal article and video. It is a vivid illustration of how quickly finances can run amok when there is no plan for protection and preservation…
  • Aug 21

    SYK Attorneys to Teach Lewis & Clark Law School Seminar

    SYK Attorneys to Teach Lewis & Clark Law School Seminar
    SYK Partner Eric Wieland and Associate Valerie Sasaki are teaching a seminar to Lewis & Clark Law School students this spring.  The seminar seeks to apply the knowledge acquired in prerequisite courses (Income Tax I, Estate and Gift…
Rank this Week: 1483

Potter Law Firm Blog

Potter Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.potterestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Sep 19

    Can an Executor Distribute Property Immediately?

    Can an Executor Distribute Property Immediately?
    The last will or last will and testament is the most commonly used vehicle of asset transfer in the field of estate planning. Years ago, the testament portion was used to distribute personal property, and the will was utilized to distribute…
  • Sep 10

    Is There More Than One Type of Will?

    Is There More Than One Type of Will?
    When you think about estate planning, the document called a last will or last will and testament might come to mind. You can use a last will to state your final wishes regarding the transfer of your monetary assets. If you are the parent of a…
  • Sep 8

    Attend an Estate Planning Seminar in September

    Attend an Estate Planning Seminar in September
    Many people are remiss when it comes to estate planning because they do not have enough information. When you do not know exactly how to proceed, procrastination can set in, and this is understandable. At the same time, you are taking a risk…
Rank this Week: 2287

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/
  • Sep 19

    Financial Tips from a State Treasurer

    Financial Tips from a State Treasurer
    There are many simple things that each of us can do at any time to manage our money and plan for our financial future.
  • Sep 17

    Leaving an Inheritance vs. Giving to Charity

    Leaving an Inheritance vs. Giving to Charity
    Whether you wish to leave you estate to a charity or your family, you should take steps to create a plan that accomplishes what you want.
  • Sep 15

    Doctors Need to Know: Who is the Decision-Maker?

    Doctors Need to Know: Who is the Decision-Maker?
    Not only is it important to properly plan and have Power of Attorney documents in place, but it is just as important to make sure all the right parties know of their existence.
Rank this Week: 3414

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Sep 19

    Two Wills You May Overlook

    Two Wills You May Overlook
    There are a number of estate planning documents that the typical layperson may not have ever heard of, but the last will is certainly not among them. This document is the most frequently used estate planning tool and we all know that it can…
  • Sep 17

    The Legacy of Jerry Bu

    The Legacy of Jerry Bu
    Legacy planning is something to consider when you are thinking about the future. It is important to take care of the practical side of things and properly arrange for the transfer of your assets to your loved ones of course. However, many…
  • Sep 15

    Inheritance Assumptions May Not Be Wise

    Inheritance Assumptions May Not Be Wise
    Of course nobody wants to see their parents or grandparents pass away, and when this takes place it can be emotionally devastating. That being stated, everyone does pass away. As a result it would be disingenuous to suggest that people do not…
Rank this Week: 4045

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
  • Sep 19

    7 Facts Every Judge and Attorney Should Know When Domestic Violence Involves Strangulation

    7 Facts Every Judge and Attorney Should Know When Domestic Violence Involves Strangulation
    The following is a guest blog post by Hon. Alan Pendleton, Tenth Judicial District Court Judge in Anoka, Minnesota and Gael B. Strack, JD, CEO and Co-Founder of the Family Justice Center Alliance in San Diego. The arrests of Ravens…
  • Sep 17

    Ever Heard of Implied Hearsay?

    Ever Heard of Implied Hearsay?
    Most of us think about hearsay in connection with facts that are expressly stated. But an out-of-court statement that’s offered to prove the truth of the facts implied by the statement is also hearsay and inadmissible unless an…
  • Sep 15

    Turn Legalese into Plain English

    Turn Legalese into Plain English
    A contract shouldn’t require a Latin-English dictionary to understand it! In fact, there’s generally no reason to use Latin terms or formal legal language (legalese) at all. Use plain English to be sure the contracts and other…
Rank this Week: 2289

Florida Elder Law and Estate Blog

Florida Elder Law and Estate Blog

Covers Florida estate planning, probate, and construction law issues. By the Law Office of R. Kellen Bryant., P.L.

http://www.eldercarelawjacksonville.com/
  • Sep 19

    The Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid

    The Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid
    In this article, I am going to explain the difference between Medicaid and Medicare. I’m going to give you a brief discussion of both, and then hopefully the differences will be clear, especially as it applies to coverage in a nursing…
  • Sep 19

    What is a Lady Bird Deed? (or Enhanced Life Estate Deed)

    What is a Lady Bird Deed? (or Enhanced Life Estate Deed)
    What is a Lady Bird Deed? Also known as an Enhanced Life Estate. So let us first start on the discussion of what’s a life estate. Then we will go one step further to explain what is an Enhanced Life Estate or Lady Bird Deed. So…
  • Sep 12

    Does Medicare Pay for the Nursing Home?

    Does Medicare Pay for the Nursing Home?
    In this article, I’m going to answer the question, “Does Medicare pay for a Nursing Home?” First, you need to have Medicare coverage.  That mean’s you’re over 65 or you have been on social security…
Rank this Week: 2928

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://yourestatematters.com/blog/
  • Sep 19

    What Should Be Included in Your Estate Plan?

    What Should Be Included in Your Estate Plan?
    You are likely aware that creating a comprehensive estate plan is important. What should be included in your estate plan though? One reason so many Americans lack a workable, complete estate plan is because they simply don’t know what…
  • Sep 18

    Will the State Take My Assets When I Go on Medicaid?

    Will the State Take My Assets When I Go on Medicaid?
    At some point during your “golden years” there is a very good chance that you, or a spouse, will need to qualify for Medicaid in order to cover the high cost of long-term care. The thought of depending on Medicaid may be…
  • Sep 17

    Estate Planning: Getting Started

    Estate Planning: Getting Started
    Estate Planning: Getting Started from Charlie Amen A well thought out estate plan can accomplish a wide variety of goals and objectives by incorporating the right components into the plan. Learn more about Estate Planning in Missouri in this…
Rank this Week: 3181

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/
  • Sep 19

    Idaho Elder Law - Never Assume a Will is All You Need

    Idaho Elder Law - Never Assume a Will is All You Need
    The information family and friends will need when a loved one dies goes far beyond those much-talked-about documents, and having them can make the end of life just a little less painful for those who remain behind.
  • Sep 18

    Idaho Estate Planning "Can We Talk?" Joan Rivers Funeral Cost Could Reduce Estate Tax

    Idaho Estate Planning "Can We Talk?" Joan Rivers Funeral Cost Could Reduce Estate Tax
    Rivers would have probably gotten a kick out of the fact that the expenses associated with her funeral are tax deductible for federal estate tax purposes – though as a smart business woman, I suspect she already knew that.
  • Sep 17

    Idaho Estate Planning - Is Congress Considering an Estate Tax Increase?

    Idaho Estate Planning - Is Congress Considering an Estate Tax Increase?
    This legislation would exempt more than 99.7 percent of Americans from paying any estate tax while ensuring that the wealthiest Americans in our country pay their fair share.
Rank this Week: 3625

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
  • Sep 19

    Tips for Designating IRA Beneficiarie

    Tips for Designating IRA Beneficiarie
    Wendy S. Goffe wrote a great guest article on Forbes.com last week that offered tips to avoid problems that can result from incomplete or inaccurate IRA beneficiary designations. Below are her recommendations Name a primary beneficiary (or…
  • Sep 10

    Can The Beneficiary Of My Estate Also Be My Executor?

    Can The Beneficiary Of My Estate Also Be My Executor?
    I’ve received several emails the past few weeks asking whether it is possible for a beneficiary of an estate to also serve as executor. Naming someone as the executor of your estate does not preclude him or her from inheriting from you.…
  • Sep 5

    If You Are A Part of A Blended Family, You Need A Will

    If You Are A Part of A Blended Family, You Need A Will
    I got an email from someone this week whose husband did not have a Will. She and her husband had been married for 17 years. He had three children from a prior marriage, and they had one child together. Before they got married, he bought a…
Rank this Week: 2325

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/
  • Sep 19

    Lessons Learned - The Anna Nicole Smith Estate

    Lessons Learned - The Anna Nicole Smith Estate
    Some stories just seem to keep resurfacing in the news, even though they are long-forgotten by most. Such is the case of the Anna Nicole Smith estate and its lawsuit against the heirs of her billionaire husband J. Howard Marshall. The stories…
  • Sep 18

    New Reverse Mortgage Loan Protection

    New Reverse Mortgage Loan Protection
    What sounds too good to be true, just might be. So it is (or has been) when it comes to getting the equity out of your home while you continue to live there. Enter an unpleasant and unintended consequence of reverse mortgages.
  • Sep 17

    Joan River's Last Tax Deduction?

    Joan River's Last Tax Deduction?
    Likely you are aware that comedy legend Joan Rivers died recently, as well as her wealth and fame. Living large, she also wanted to die "large" when it came to her funeral. However, the teaching point of this blog is not about…
Rank this Week: 1697

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Sep 19

    WAITING TOO LATE (OR ALMOST TOO LATE) TO PLAN – OUR LATEST REAL WORLD LESSONS

    WAITING TOO LATE (OR ALMOST TOO LATE) TO PLAN – OUR LATEST REAL WORLD LESSONS
    Unfortunately, we deal with death on a fairly regular basis as part of our practice, so it usually does not take us by surprise. However, we recently have had a couple of shocking deaths which illustrate why it is never too soon to plan. The…
  • Sep 17

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  • Sep 8

    ADOPTION SERIES-PART 4: “VIRTUAL” ADOPTION-NO COURT REQUIRED!

    ADOPTION SERIES-PART 4: “VIRTUAL” ADOPTION-NO COURT REQUIRED!
    Did you know that, in Florida, you can adopt someone without ever going to court and making it official?  For the finale of our Adoption Series (click to read part one, two, or three), we will highlight an unusual way that people…
Rank this Week: 3079

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Sep 19

    WAITING TOO LATE (OR ALMOST TOO LATE) TO PLAN – OUR LATEST REAL WORLD LESSONS

    WAITING TOO LATE (OR ALMOST TOO LATE) TO PLAN – OUR LATEST REAL WORLD LESSONS
    Unfortunately, we deal with death on a fairly regular basis as part of our practice, so it usually does not take us by surprise. However, we recently have had a couple of shocking deaths which illustrate why it is never too soon to plan. The…
  • Sep 17

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  • Sep 8

    ADOPTION SERIES-PART 4: “VIRTUAL” ADOPTION-NO COURT REQUIRED!

    ADOPTION SERIES-PART 4: “VIRTUAL” ADOPTION-NO COURT REQUIRED!
    Did you know that, in Florida, you can adopt someone without ever going to court and making it official?  For the finale of our Adoption Series (click to read part one, two, or three), we will highlight an unusual way that people…
Rank this Week: 2988

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Sep 19

    School’s Back in Session! How Kids Can Teach Us Something About Organization

    School’s Back in Session! How Kids Can Teach Us Something About Organization
    Early September is back to school time. Like so many families this time of year, my husband and I set out to get our kids ready for their first day of school. Part of me was disappointed that summer had flown by so quickly. However, it was…
  • Sep 17

    End-of-Life Planning: Estate Planning at its Core

    End-of-Life Planning: Estate Planning at its Core
    As estate planning attorneys, we do many things for clients: We help clients plan for their own disability; We help clients decide who will manage their assets and care for them when they are sick; We help clients decide what will happen with…
  • Sep 15

    Denial of Death Influences Estate Planning

    Denial of Death Influences Estate Planning
    Why is it so hard to get folks to do estate planning? The tendency to put off this important part of life can be attributed to the Terror Management Theory proposed by Dr. Ernest Becker in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Denial of Death.…
Rank this Week: 2019

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Sep 19

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Selena Quintanilla-Perez (1971-1995) – Singer, Songwriter & Dancer Selena Quintanilla-Perez, known as Selena, was an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. At the age of twelve she released her first record…
  • Sep 17

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    Limitations live only in our minds.  But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. Jamie Paolinetti
  • Sep 17

    A Strange Historical Fact

    A Strange Historical Fact
    American history is full of strange and mostly forgotten facts that we cannot believe to be true when we first hear about them. Yet, they are true. One such fact is that it was a mistake to designate money in a Will to be used to free slaves…
Rank this Week: 4087

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

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

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Sep 19

    “Death Row Dinners” – Bad Taste?

    “Death Row Dinners” – Bad Taste?
    A London “pop-up” restaurant planned to recreate and sell dinners requested by death row prisoners as their last meal.  However, criticism lead to the event’s possible cancellation before it was even held. According to…
  • Sep 18

    UPDATE: Cowderoy v. Sorkos Estate Revisited Revisited

    UPDATE: Cowderoy v. Sorkos Estate Revisited Revisited
    On September 7, 2012, we blogged on the trial decision of Cowderoy v. Sorkos Estate.  At trial, the court found that the deceased had repeatedly promised his step-grandchildren his farm and two cottage properties.  Applying the…
  • Sep 17

    Service of Unborn and Unascertained Beneficiarie

    Service of Unborn and Unascertained Beneficiarie
    When someone applies for probate in Ontario, the process involves issuing an application with the court for either a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee with a Will or a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee without a Will,…
Rank this Week: 455

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.connecticutestateplanningattorneysblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Want Your Medicaid Application Approved? Don’t Go Online

    Want Your Medicaid Application Approved? Don’t Go Online
    By Paul T. Czepiga The old adage “You get what you pay for” exists for a reason—it is true much more often than not. And it is certainly true for those non-attorney based Internet businesses that spring up promising to do,…
  • Sep 17

    5 Ways to Prepare for the Death of a Spouse

    5 Ways to Prepare for the Death of a Spouse
    The prospect of losing your spouse may be the hardest thing you’ll ever face. Taking the time to put things in order before he or she passes will give both of you peace of mind. When the time comes, the last thing you need is surprises.…
  • Sep 12

    Are You Liable for Your Spouse’s Debt?

    Are You Liable for Your Spouse’s Debt?
    By Carmine Perri About once a week the topic of spousal liability creeps its way into a client meeting or a telephone conference.  Despite the question being posed to me in various different ways, the issue simply boils down to whether…
Rank this Week: 3229

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 18

    What Are the Components of a Basic Estate Plan?

    What Are the Components of a Basic Estate Plan?
    If you are going through life without an estate plan, you are shirking a basic responsibility. It can seem as though the matter is only relevant to senior citizens, but people of all ages do pass away unexpectedly each and every day. When you…
  • Sep 16

    What Happens to a Living Trust When One Spouse Dies?

    What Happens to a Living Trust When One Spouse Dies?
    You should explore all of your options when you are planning your estate. Some people make assumptions about trusts, and as a result, they overlook viable solutions. Revocable living trusts are actually quite useful for a wide range of…
  • Sep 11

    Can I Plan My Own Estate?

    Can I Plan My Own Estate?
    You can do a lot of things on your own by obtaining information online. DIY efforts can be useful, but you should understand your limitations. This is something to take into consideration when you hear about downloads or worksheets that you…
Rank this Week: 2640

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/
  • Sep 18

    New reverse mortgage rule to protect non-borrower spouse

    New reverse mortgage rule to protect non-borrower spouse
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued a new rule to protect spouses of of reverse mortgage holders from eviction after the borrower passes away.  To qualify for a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), the most…
  • Sep 13

    Karp Law Firm at Alzheimer's Association Lunch of Laughter

    Karp Law Firm at Alzheimer's Association Lunch of Laughter
    The Karp Law Firm helped sponsor the recent Alzheimer's Association "Lunch of Laughter" at the West Palm Beach Improv. All proceeds from the fundraiser benefited the Walk to End Alzheimer's. The Karp Law Firm will also…
  • Sep 12

    Retirees with student debt a growing problem

    Retirees with student debt a growing problem
    It's no secret: There's a student debt crisis in this country. But who imagined that student debt is a growing problem for the senior population? While few households headed by individuals 65 or older carry student loans, there has been a…
Rank this Week: 2185

Law Matters Blog

Law Matters Blog

Covers Vermont family law and estate planning. By the Law Offices of Bucknam Black Brazil PC.

http://vtlegalhelp.com/our-blog/
  • Sep 18

    Vermont’s Star Chamber Blacklists The Poor

    Vermont’s Star Chamber Blacklists The Poor
    Imagine living in a Vermont where you, without any notice, are put on a secret government blacklist so that you are prohibited for life from earning a livelihood in hundreds of occupations. Imagine the only way to be removed from the…
  • Mar 20

    What you should know about employment discrimination

    What you should know about employment discrimination
    What you should know about employment discrimination Employers and employees are usually aware that discrimination in the work place is illegal. The definition of illegal discrimination, however, can be difficult to understand. As I have…
  • Mar 20

    What you should know about employment discrimination

    What you should know about employment discrimination
    What you should know about employment discrimination Employers and employees are usually aware that discrimination in the work place is illegal. The definition of illegal discrimination, however, can be difficult to understand. As I have…
Rank this Week: 4723

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/
  • Sep 18

    Who Should be the Successor Trustee of a Family Trust?

    Who Should be the Successor Trustee of a Family Trust?
    Choosing who should be the successor trustee of a family trust can be a very difficult decision.  The successor trustee will be the person who administers the trust assets after you become incapacitated or die. The successor trustee…
  • Sep 10

    How Important is Estate Liquidity?

    How Important is Estate Liquidity?
    One of the primary goals of estate planning is to help your loved ones after your death, both financially and emotionally. Adequate planning can help minimize the financial burden and stress on those you leave behind. Building liquidity into…
  • Sep 3

    Should I Amend my Trust If I Buy or Sell Assets?

    Should I Amend my Trust If I Buy or Sell Assets?
    A revocable living trust can be amended whenever necessary, during your lifetime.  When clients buy a new house or car, they may ask, “should I amend my trust?”  If you are simply purchasing an asset, it is not necessary…
Rank this Week: 4100

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
Rank this Week: 1630

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 856

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/
  • Sep 18

    Should You Establish a Trust?

    Should You Establish a Trust?
    There are a lot of benefits to establishing a trust in your estate plan. It can eliminate the need for probate, keep your affairs private, and reduce the chances of issues arising among your heirs regarding their inherited share. However,…
  • Sep 16

    New Estate Planning Ruling: Trustee Needs Standing to Appeal Court Order

    New Estate Planning Ruling: Trustee Needs Standing to Appeal Court Order
    In a recent ruling, a state Supreme Court ruled that a bank, operating as a trustee for two trusts, lacked the standing to appeal a court order when it failed to maintain its status as trustee and only afterwards tried to appeal as an…
  • Sep 14

    Estate Planning Mistakes in Beneficiary Designation

    Estate Planning Mistakes in Beneficiary Designation
    One of the most common estate planning mistakes comes in the handling of beneficiary designations. Many people do not understand that inheriting retirement accounts, life insurance, and other assets that involve a beneficiary designation are…
Rank this Week: 1739

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Sep 18

    Estate Planning Gone Wrong

    Estate Planning Gone Wrong
    Good for you–you have decided to invest some time into engaging in proper estate planning to make sure that all of your wishes are carried out upon your death or incapacitation. But what could possibly go wrong? Here are a few things…
  • Sep 16

    Cincinnati Gift Tax: Can I Give Tax-Free Gifts to My Children?

    Cincinnati Gift Tax: Can I Give Tax-Free Gifts to My Children?
    When you hear about the existence of the federal gift tax, you may wonder if you can give tax-free gifts to your children. Have you been breaking the law all these years by failing to pay taxes on holiday gifts? Let’s look at the answer…
  • Sep 11

    Medicaid in Cincinnati: Is It Only for the Poor?

    Medicaid in Cincinnati: Is It Only for the Poor?
    It would be logical to tune out the subject of Medicaid if you are a working person who will be qualified for Medicare someday. After all, Medicaid is a health insurance program for the poor, right? You have never been poor. Why would you…
Rank this Week: 2769

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/
  • Sep 18

    What is an ILIT?

    What is an ILIT?
    You may have heard the term, or seen the acronym, “ILIT” and wondered what is an ILIT?  It refers to an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust, and it can be a very valuable estate planning tool.  An irrevocable trust…
  • Sep 15

    What is the Medicaid Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance?

    What is the Medicaid Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance?
    Most of us know that, in order to qualify for Medicaid, you have to have pretty limited income and assets.  The assets you do have, with a few exceptions, must be used to help pay for your medical expenses in certain situations. …
  • Sep 11

    Why Should I Create a Living Trust?

    Why Should I Create a Living Trust?
    There are several good reasons for creating a living trust, in addition to simply avoiding probate.  Some of the most important benefits of a living trust are being able to protect property for your beneficiary, reducing estate taxes,…
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The Probate Lawyer Family Feud…

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud Blog

Covers celebrity and true case stories on probate litigation. By Andrew Mayoras.

http://www.probatelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 18

    As Prince Harry Inherits From Diana's Estate, Troubling Questions Remain

    As Prince Harry Inherits From Diana's Estate, Troubling Questions Remain
    Prince Harry celebrated his 30th birthday earlier this week. His mother, the iconic Princess Diana, passed away over 17 years ago, following the tragic crash as Diana and Dodi Fayed sped away from paparazzi in France. What was so special…
  • Sep 10

    Joan Rivers Teaches Lesson About Termination Of Life Support

    Joan Rivers Teaches Lesson About Termination Of Life Support
    “I ain’t afraid of death.” Joan Rivers once told Time Magazine, “I’m in show business. I died a million times.” Aging. Dying. Death. Concepts no one likes to think about, much less talk about. Of the many…
  • Sep 10

    Celebrity Legacies: The Fleecing Of The Elvis Presley Estate

    Celebrity Legacies: The Fleecing Of The Elvis Presley Estate
    Elvis Presley earned more than one billion dollars during his career … so why was his estate worth only about ten million dollars when he died? How did things get even worse for his heirs afterwards? And what would Elvis Presley say…
Rank this Week: 535

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Sep 18

    Take Time When Choosing an Agent

    Take Time When Choosing an Agent
    When you make a power of attorney you will select an agent, also called an attorney-in-fact who will represent your interests or make decisions on your behalf. Through the power of attorney document you create you will grant your attorney…
  • Sep 16

    3 Big Mistakes in Special Needs Planning

    3 Big Mistakes in Special Needs Planning
    A special needs plan is an essential piece of any estate plan for people who have special needs family members. Whether you have a child with disabilities, or an adult child or relative who is unable to care for his or her personal or…
  • Sep 11

    When I Write a Will, What Does it Cover?

    When I Write a Will, What Does it Cover?
    When people in Minnesota create an estate plan, those plans will rely on several different tools, such as a last will and testament. It’s important for you to understand what each of these tools does if you want to get the most out of…
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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/
  • Sep 18

    Can I Be Held Responsible for a Parent’s Nursing Home Expenses?

    Can I Be Held Responsible for a Parent’s Nursing Home Expenses?
    Nursing home expenses are a very big cause of concern within the elder care community. The post Can I Be Held Responsible for a Parent’s Nursing Home Expenses? appeared first on Law Office of Roy W. Litherland.
  • Sep 17

    Gifting Money to Your Children AFTER You’ve Entered a Nursing Home (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    Gifting Money to Your Children AFTER You’ve Entered a Nursing Home (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    There are so many misconceptions surrounding Medi-Cal with respect to financial gifts, that we thought we would address some of the more frequently asked questions The post Gifting Money to Your Children AFTER You’ve Entered a Nursing…
  • Sep 16

    Do I Need Anything In Addition to My Last Will?

    Do I Need Anything In Addition to My Last Will?
    If you had a last will, you would need incapacity documents as well. However, you don't necessarily have to use a last will to facilitate asset transfers to your loved ones. The post Do I Need Anything In Addition to My Last Will? appeared…
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New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Sep 17

    court Decides if Will Should be Held Invalid Due to Statute of Limitation

    court Decides if Will Should be Held Invalid Due to Statute of Limitation
    A New York Probate Lawyer said that, this is a proceeding to vacate a decree of probate and to allow the petitioners to withdraw the waivers of process, consents to probate they executed on May 17, 1999. The petitioners are the decedent's…
  • Sep 16

    Court Finds Issues with Preprinted Trust

    Court Finds Issues with Preprinted Trust
    A New York Probate Lawyer said that, this case, and an analogous matter decided on the same day, raise troubling questions about the use of pre-printed or form living trusts, which are now being heavily marketed in New York State. The instant…
  • Sep 16

    Court Decides if Decedent Meant to Name Petitioner as Sole Fiduciary

    Court Decides if Decedent Meant to Name Petitioner as Sole Fiduciary
    A New York Probate Lawyer said that, this case, and an analogous matter decided on the same day, raise troubling questions about the use of pre-printed or form living trusts, which are now being heavily marketed in New York State. The instant…
Rank this Week: 1182

Elder Counsel Blog

Elder Counsel Blog

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

http://www.eldercounsel.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2403

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Covers estate planning, HOA & condo associations and family law in North Carolina.

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    Solar Panels, HOAs, and Condominiums in North Carolina

    Solar Panels, HOAs, and Condominiums in North Carolina
    Our modern society is always looking for opportunities to limit our footprint on the environment and to increase sustainability in a modern world.  Wind, solar, and other renewable resources are common topics of conversation.  As…
  • Sep 3

    A Radio Tower in Every Yard?

    A Radio Tower in Every Yard?
    Most often the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (also known as the “CCR’s,” “Declaration of Condominium,” “Restrictions,” or by other names) is the highest governing document…
  • Aug 26

    Law Seminar Best Manuscript Award: Community Association Voting

    Law Seminar Best Manuscript Award: Community Association Voting
    Following this year’s national CAI Community Association (HOA and condo) Law Seminar, the College of Community Association Lawyers presented a “Best Manuscript Award” for the presentation with the best accompanying…
Rank this Week: 3324

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust/Crummey Trust

    Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust/Crummey Trust
    An irrevocable life insurance trust, commonly known as an "ILIT," is a type of trust used to avoid the inclusion of life insurance proceeds in a decedent's estate.Many people erroneously assume that life insurance proceeds are always…
  • Sep 10

    Undue Influence involving a California Trust

    Undue Influence involving a California Trust
    One method in which a testamentary instrument can be voided is if it is the product of "undue influence." California case law says that undue influence is dependent upon the facts and circumstances of the situation. Sparks v. Sparks (1950)…
  • Sep 3

    Business Transactions with a Client

    Business Transactions with a Client
    State Capitol, SacramentoWhen a client hires an attorney, a appreciable level of trust and respect is generally established. The client can expect the attorney to act in their best interest at all times. Similarly, the client can expect the…
Rank this Week: 2226

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    How Soon Can I Get Medicaid in Illinois?

    How Soon Can I Get Medicaid in Illinois?
    Though you may not realize it, there is a very good chance that you will someday need to qualify for benefits offered by the Medicaid program. The reason for this is that unlike most other health insurance plans or policies, Medicaid covers…
  • Sep 10

    Estate Planning Lessons from the Late Robin William

    Estate Planning Lessons from the Late Robin William
    In the United States we are fascinated, sometimes obsessed, with celebrities. When a celebrity dies, we often turn that interest toward the estate left behind by the celebrity. How much money was left behind? What gets his/her money? It…
  • Sep 8

    Medicaid Planning: What Can the Healthy Spouse Keep?

    Medicaid Planning: What Can the Healthy Spouse Keep?
    Medicaid is very important to a significant percentage of senior citizens, because Medicare will not pay for long-term care. Because Medicaid is a need-based program, there are income and asset limits. People who were never financially needy…
Rank this Week: 3882

Long Island Estate Planning…

Long Island Estate Planning Questions & Answers

Covers estate planning, probate, wills, trusts, and guardianships. By Albert Gurevich.

http://longislandestatesattorney.com/faqs/
  • Sep 17

    Is Ingratiating Oneself with an Elderly Person Undue Influence?

    Is Ingratiating Oneself with an Elderly Person Undue Influence?
    When is Friendliness with an Elderly Person Crossing the Line One of the more common themes that people argue when they are contesting a will is that someone who has suddenly become a major beneficiary in the will somehow used undue influence…
  • Sep 14

    Defending a Will Contest on Long Island

    Defending a Will Contest on Long Island
    Strategies for the Executor When Someone Objects There are numerous reasons why a party may want to object to either part or all of a will in Long Island, New York. In some cases, a will objection may just be the result of family…
  • Sep 2

    How do I Bring Forgery Charges Against Somebody in Long Island?

    How do I Bring Forgery Charges Against Somebody in Long Island?
    How to Handle a Fake or Tampered Will While not common, wills do get tampered with, and even faked all together, from time to time. Will forgery is not only immoral and no only leads to disputes in Surrogate’s Court, but it is also…
Rank this Week: 2655

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    Don’t Give Away Money Until You Know You Won’t Need It

    Don’t Give Away Money Until You Know You Won’t Need It
    Many in their 50s and older are thinking about gifting money to their adult children. Many are unsure if they can afford to do so. That’s because the real question they are asking is whether they have saved enough for … Continue…
  • Sep 10

    Estate Planning Nightmares To Avoid

    Estate Planning Nightmares To Avoid
    When it comes to estate planning, there are some big mistakes that you should take pains to avoid. Problems can begin when parents and their offspring haven’t talked about the subject. And even when they do, they often don’t get…
  • Sep 5

    Consider a MOLST form

    Consider a MOLST form
    Many of us have signed a health care proxy form — a legal document in which we appoint someone to make medical decisions for us if we become incapacitated. But in Massachusetts, and in many other states, there is another ……
Rank this Week: 4793

Law Office of Barton P. Levine

Law Office of Barton P. Levine

Covers New York estate planning, probate and wills.

http://www.new-york-estate-planning.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    Domestic Violence in Later Life

    Domestic Violence in Later Life
    The huge domestic violence scandal that continues to rock the NFL, courtesy of Ray Rice’s brutal abuse against his now-wife Janay Palmer Rice, has brought to the forefront this atrocious crime. There are a number of dynamics at play,…
  • Sep 16

    Common Mistakes People Make after the Death of a Family Member

    Common Mistakes People Make after the Death of a Family Member
    When a family member dies, it typically results in a range of emotions from grief to confusion. Because of the highly emotional state of family members after a death, mistakes are often made with regard to the decedents estate assets. One of…
  • Sep 15

    Controversial, though Effective Dynasty Trust

    Controversial, though Effective Dynasty Trust
    Oh, the dynasty trust. It’s had a bad rep for years, but is it possible to put into place an effective dynasty trust without playing favorites to great, great grandchildren you’ll never meet? Better still, can you do it without…
Rank this Week: 4101

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    3 Tips for Incapacity Planning

    3 Tips for Incapacity Planning
    Regardless of your age or circumstances, everyone  should have an incapacity plan. The law allows capable adults to make decisions about what they want to happen to them should they lose their ability to communicate or make choices. This…
  • Sep 16

    Serving Under a Power of Attorney: Commonly Asked Question

    Serving Under a Power of Attorney: Commonly Asked Question
    If you are ever asked to serve as an agent under a power of attorney, there are several issues you will need to consider before you accept. Serving as an agent comes with both responsibilities and privileges. The person asking you to serve as…
  • Sep 15

    Approaching Estate Planning When You’re Married

    Approaching Estate Planning When You’re Married
    Beginning the estate planning process is not always something people like to consider, but it is something that everyone, and especially married couples, needs to do. For married couples, the basic issues that your estate plan will have to…
Rank this Week: 3048

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
  • Sep 17

    Have you reported your offshore funds?

    Have you reported your offshore funds?
    If you are a U.S. citizen, resident alien, or certain nonresident alien, you are required to report any foreign financial assets that meet the reporting threshold to the IRS. There are different filing requirements and […]Have you…
  • Sep 11

    What are a surviving spouse’s debt obligations?

    What are a surviving spouse’s debt obligations?
    Awhile back, an article in the Star Tribune discussed the egregious practices used by some credit card companies and banks to collect debts owed by deceased persons, often targeting surviving family members who may or […]What are a…
  • Sep 9

    Dividing Up Your Estate at Your Death

    Dividing Up Your Estate at Your Death
    For some, as they prepare their Wills, it is a pretty clear cut decision on who will receive what and how much. For example, most married couples with children will first leave everything to each […]Dividing Up Your Estate at Your…
Rank this Week: 1654

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
  • Sep 17

    Rivers’s Pets Will Be Taken Care Of

    Rivers’s Pets Will Be Taken Care Of
    Comedian Joan Rivers did a thoughtful job taking care of her family in her will – and didn’t forget her pets. Rivers had a simple estate plan. Unmarried at her death, she left the bulk of her estate to her sole daughter, Melissa,…
  • Sep 10

    Estate Planning: Things You May Have Overlooked

    Estate Planning: Things You May Have Overlooked
    Most people know they need a will, a health care directive and even a power of attorney as part of their estate plan. Of late, many people are even remembering to list their online accounts and passwords in papers given to loved ones. A story…
  • Sep 3

    Caregivers can lose retirement money

    Caregivers can lose retirement money
    Caregiving for an ailing family member can be difficult in many ways. It takes its toll emotionally and physically. That’s obvious. However, an article in the New York Times suggests it also takes a toll financially on the caregiver,…
Rank this Week: 1517

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Sep 16

    What to Know Before You Withdraw Your Retirement Fund

    What to Know Before You Withdraw Your Retirement Fund
    The longer you live, the more situations you will encounter where cash would certainly come in handy. Whether you face significant medical expenses, incur debt in an upside-down mortgage, or simply could use more liquidity in terms of assets…
  • Sep 2

    Elder Scam Artists – How to Beat Them at Their Own Game – Part 2

    Elder Scam Artists – How to Beat Them at Their Own Game – Part 2
    According to the FBI, senior citizens are one of the most vulnerable groups of people targeted by scam artists. Over the past year, there have been thousands of cases of fraud against elderly adults. Some of these schemes include healthcare…
  • Aug 26

    Elder Scam Artists – How to Beat Them at Their Own Game – Part 1

    Elder Scam Artists – How to Beat Them at Their Own Game – Part 1
    No matter what age, all people are somewhat vulnerable to expert scam artists. They prey on desires and fears, and try to trick people into giving them personal information. Most people, however, have a healthy enough dose of skepticism to…
Rank this Week: 3166

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeestatelawblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Differences Between a Power of Attorney and Conservatorship

    Differences Between a Power of Attorney and Conservatorship
    Recently attorney Jim Higgins stopped by WSMV’s Better Nashville to discuss the differences between a power of attorney and a conservatorship in Tennessee. Both of a power of attorney and conservatorship enable another person to…
  • Aug 29

    What Happens to your Debt after you Die?

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

    Knowing When to Utilize a Power of Attorney or Conservatorship

    Knowing When to Utilize a Power of Attorney or Conservatorship
    Although many of us are willing and capable of making decisions and acting for ourselves, there are some who incapable of doing so for a number of reasons. Whether it is due to a temporary illness or a lifelong disorder, many individuals will…
Rank this Week: 3349