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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 21

    Wal-Mart Heirs Lose $5.7 Billion In A Day

    Wal-Mart Heirs Lose $5.7 Billion In A Day
    Four Wal-Mart heirs collectively lost $5.7 Billion when the company posted first-quarter earnings that fell below the estimates made by analysts. Wal-Mart’s shares have fallen by 11% this year resulting in $14 billion in combined losses for…
  • May 21

    Connecticut Attorney Arrested On Accusations Of Embezzling $1.8 Million

    Connecticut Attorney Arrested On Accusations Of Embezzling $1.8 Million
    A Connecticut attorney has recently been arrested on accusations that he embezzled $1.8 million from the estate Miriam S. Strong. Peter M. Clark was removed from his position as co-executor of Strong’s estate back in March when $1.8 million…
  • May 21

    The Right to Die Debate Is Heating Up In California

    The Right to Die Debate Is Heating Up In California
    In California there is a pending lawsuit and a Senate bill over the right to die issue. The lawsuit challenges California Penal Code section 401 which imposes a felony on those who "deliberately aid or advise or encourage another to...
Rank this Week: 61

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Revoking an Old Will or Trust

    Revoking an Old Will or Trust
    When a person executes a subsequent testamentary document, it is prudent to clearly revoke the old document or ensure that the old one is destroyed. This applies to either a trust or will. Although the cases I've seen typically involve a…
  • May 8

    Trustee Accounting & Res Judicata

    Trustee Accounting & Res Judicata
    When an aggrieved party seeks judicial redress, he or she generally has one chance to remedy the issue. In simple terms, a litigant has "one bite at the apple." He or she cannot continuously re-litigate the matter if all the facts have been…
  • Apr 29

    The Harsh Consequences of Intestacy - Estate of Britel

    The Harsh Consequences of Intestacy - Estate of Britel
    Intestacy, the consequence of a person not writing a will, can result in harsh consequences. For example, the decedent might have despised an heir who otherwise inherits from their estate just for the sheer fact that the heir is next of kin.…
Rank this Week: 1221

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/
  • May 21

    Hull on Estates #419 – Communication with experts and disclosure of draft

    Hull on Estates #419 – Communication with experts and disclosure of draft
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/kirsten/HOE_419_FINAL.mp3 This week on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Andrea Buncic discuss the recent decision of Moore v. Gatahun, 2015 ONCA 55, and counsels’ permissible communications with expert…
  • May 19

    When Trustees Need a Divorce

    When Trustees Need a Divorce
    The use of multiple trustees has advantages and disadvantages. Trustees can supervise each other and prevent mistakes and fraud depriving those interested in the Estate of their due. On the other hand, and particularly poignant in estates…
  • May 18

    Withdrawal of Funds From Trust To Estate Trustee’s Legal Fee

    Withdrawal of Funds From Trust To Estate Trustee’s Legal Fee
    Lawyers are often asked to hold estate assets in trust for a client who is an Estate Trustee. This makes perfect sense. Where the lawyer is advising the Estate Trustee on administration, it may be that an “estate account” at a…
Rank this Week: 176

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

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

    Litigation Lesson: Preserving Jurisdiction after Dismissal [VIDEO]

    Litigation Lesson: Preserving Jurisdiction after Dismissal [VIDEO]
    Does a trial court lose jurisdiction to enforce a settlement agreement after a case is dismissed by the parties? The Ohio Supreme Court recently answered this question, definitively providing an important Litigation Lesson for trial…
  • May 20

    Indiana: Wrap-Up of 2015 Real Estate-Related Legislation

    Indiana: Wrap-Up of 2015 Real Estate-Related Legislation
    After this spring’s legislative session, Governor Mike Pence signed into Indiana law the following real estate-related legislation: Public Law 88 – Limited Liability Arising From TrespassingPublic Law 88 provides that a person,…
  • May 6

    Best of Bingham: Two BGD Attorneys Honored as ?Up and Coming Lawyers? by Indiana Lawyer

    Best of Bingham: Two BGD Attorneys Honored as ?Up and Coming Lawyers? by Indiana Lawyer
    The Leadership in Law Distinguished Barrister and the Up and Coming Lawyer Awards are given annually to those attorneys who have shown a commitment to their profession and the clients they serve. The BGD Women’s Forum would like to…
Rank this Week: 2225

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • May 21

    Fighting Virginia Radar Based on Odometer

    Fighting Virginia Radar Based on Odometer
    I’ve had people ask me this question and I don’t know where it’s coming from, but it simply is not relevant in Virginia. Let’s take a look at what defense options you DO have. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2015.…
  • May 11

    Will You Get Arrested if You Refuse the Roadside Breath Test?

    Will You Get Arrested if You Refuse the Roadside Breath Test?
    It’s possible. But the only way the preliminary breath test can help you is if you blow below a .08. As you’ll recall, the roadside breath test (or “preliminary breath test”) is the test that the officer offers you on…
  • May 7

    What is the Virginia Marijuana First Offender Program?

    What is the Virginia Marijuana First Offender Program?
    If you’re charged with possession of marijuana in Virginia, and this is the first time you’ve been through this situation you may be eligible for what we would call the first offender program.   This program is enabled by…
Rank this Week: 1114

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/
  • May 21

    Idaho Estate Planning - Spring Clean Your Financial Life

    Idaho Estate Planning - Spring Clean Your Financial Life
    When life gets busy it’s easy to become more passive about managing your bank accounts and credit cards by letting receipts, bills and statements pile up. Even if you regularly keep up with your finances, it can be beneficial to take a…
  • May 20

    Idaho Estate Planning - Conservatorship, Guardianship, What's the Diff?

    Idaho Estate Planning - Conservatorship, Guardianship, What's the Diff?
    Conservators must be bonded for the value of all income and personal property of the person, and guardians also may be required to post bond.
  • May 19

    Idaho Elder Law - Forged Will is Elder Abuse

    Idaho Elder Law - Forged Will is Elder Abuse
    It is very important that family members remain diligent and ensure that someone is not taking advantage of their elderly relatives.
Rank this Week: 1577

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • May 21

    Just the Fees Please: How Much Should Your California Trustee Charge?

    Just the Fees Please: How Much Should Your California Trustee Charge?
    Most Trusts allow Trustees to pay themselves “reasonable” fees for the work they do, but what is reasonable?  That depends on the type of Trustee you have.  In this video, Keith Davidson discusses some of the issues…
  • May 14

    Top 5 Must Know Facts for your California Undue Influence Case

    Top 5 Must Know Facts for your California Undue Influence Case
    If you have an undue influence claim, here are the top five things you must consider in bringing your claim in court: 1.  It’s a Two-Headed Monster Starting January 1, 2014, the definition of undue influence was unified under…
  • May 7

    Who Owns Your Money, You or Your Child? California Joint Tenancy Account Rule

    Who Owns Your Money, You or Your Child? California Joint Tenancy Account Rule
    In California, as in every other state, you can create a joint tenancy account with anyone you like, including a friend, caretake, or child.  And most people know that a joint account automatically transfers to the surviving joint…
Rank this Week: 881

North Carolina Estate Planning…

North Carolina Estate Planning Blog

Covers legal issues relating to wealth transfer, asset preservation, probate, and taxation. By Greg Herman-Giddens of Trust Counsel, P.A.

http://www.ncestateplanningblog.com/
  • May 21

    2015 Top 5 States for Domestic Asset Protection Trust

    2015 Top 5 States for Domestic Asset Protection Trust
    For the past six years, attorney Steve Oshins has ranked the states that offer Domestic Asset Protection Trusts (DAPTs). The chart generally is ranked through weighted variables including fraudulent transfer standard, pre-existing torts…
  • May 8

    A Will’s Limits in a North Carolina Estate Plan

    A Will’s Limits in a North Carolina Estate Plan
    A will cannot achieve every goal of the testator. No matter how finely crafted provisions are made and assets are addressed in a will, additional tools can help the testator preserve their wishes. An improperly drafted will, one that is not…
  • May 7

    North Carolina Retirement Concern

    North Carolina Retirement Concern
    Climate, cost of living, and amenities generally affect an individual’s retirement destination choice. North Carolina’s convenient location between major cities like Atlanta and Washington, D.C. make it attractive to seniors who…
Rank this Week: 872

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/
  • May 21

    Of Guardians and Conservators - The Case of Bobbi Kristina Brown

    Of Guardians and Conservators - The Case of Bobbi Kristina Brown
    Remember when Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, was found "unresponsive" in a bathtub back in January 2015? She is not "progressing," but her case illustrates the difference…
  • May 20

    Crummey Power Helps the Mikels save a Whole lotta Nickel

    Crummey Power Helps the Mikels save a Whole lotta Nickel
    They are often referred to as "Crummey Trusts" and attorneys have been preparing them for clients since the late 1960s. Properly drafted and executed, these trusts can help taxpayers transfer significant wealth by leveraging the…
  • May 19

    Rut Row! Avoiding Estate Planning Gotchas.

    Rut Row! Avoiding Estate Planning Gotchas.
    How important is basic estate planning? True confession time for Kyle.
Rank this Week: 1264

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

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

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 798

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 21

    Medicaid Declined My Coverage

    Medicaid Declined My Coverage
    One of the more confusing aspects of Medicaid is that because it’s a state program, no two programs are ever alike. Many may read an article and realize it’s applicable in only one state. Each state has its own program, guidelines…
  • May 19

    Retirement Planning and Women

    Retirement Planning and Women
    Retirement planning means different things to different people. For women, it especially has a different sense to it. The stakes can sometimes be higher, partly because they outlive their husbands more often than not. So not only are women…
  • May 14

    Financial Elder Abuse and the Power of Attorney

    Financial Elder Abuse and the Power of Attorney
    No one wants to look at their little ones and think to themselves that they could grow up someday and become the kind of adult who would abuse their parents. Sadly, it happens all too often. Even if it’s not an adult child, financial…
Rank this Week: 3819

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • May 21

    Why Would I Want to Avoid Probate?

    Why Would I Want to Avoid Probate?
    The process of probate can come into play when you are in direct possession of property at the time of your passing. If you had no estate planning documents at all, the probate court would use intestate succession laws to determine how your…
  • May 19

    Medicaid Planning: What Can the Healthy Spouse Keep?

    Medicaid Planning: What Can the Healthy Spouse Keep?
    The Medicaid planning may seem like something that is not going to be important for you if you are going to retire with resources as a Medicare recipient. The reason why Medicaid is in fact relevant to many elders is because Medicare does not…
  • May 16

    Do I Pay Minnesota Taxes When Someone Leaves Me Money

    Do I Pay Minnesota Taxes When Someone Leaves Me Money
    Do I Pay Minnesota Taxes When Someone Leaves Me Money from Raymond German There is no federal inheritance tax, but six states in the union impose state-level inheritance taxes. Learn more about Pay Minnesota Taxes in this presentation.
Rank this Week: 2622

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/
  • May 21

    What Is the Look-Back Period for Medi-Cal Eligibility?

    What Is the Look-Back Period for Medi-Cal Eligibility?
    Elder care is a very pressing issue at the present time, because long-term care is very expensive. The majority of senior citizens are someday going to need living assistance, so this is something to take seriously when you are looking ahead…
  • May 19

    What Is Digital Estate Planning?

    What Is Digital Estate Planning?
    A well constructed estate plan will leave behind a turnkey situation for the surviving family members. If you want to be comprehensively prepared, you need to consider every detail. With this in mind, we will look at digital estate planning…
  • May 14

    Is It Effective Medi-Cal Planning to Add Someone’s Name to Your Bank Account? (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    Is It Effective Medi-Cal Planning to Add Someone’s Name to Your Bank Account? (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    Don’t you hate to be the bearer of bad news? We all do. Unfortunately, sometimes we just can’t avoid it. Consider the following situation: Last month I had an appointment with Mrs. Jones. Her husband was diagnosed with…
Rank this Week: 2265

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • May 20

    When Is an Estate Tax Return Due?

    When Is an Estate Tax Return Due?
    When an individual dies, he or she leaves behind and estate. The estate may be valuable and full of complex assets or modest and include only simple assets; however, almost everyone leaves behind some type of estate assets. It should come as…
  • May 19

    The Nursing Home Is Offering to Do a Living Will for Me. Is that O.K.?

    The Nursing Home Is Offering to Do a Living Will for Me. Is that O.K.?
    In most states in the United States, including the State of Illinois, individuals have the right to execute a living will. Each state determines what decisions may be made in a living will as well as the language and formalities required to…
  • May 15

    Why It Is Important to Decide Who Gets the Sentimental Assets in Your Estate Plan

    Why It Is Important to Decide Who Gets the Sentimental Assets in Your Estate Plan
    When you hear about a Will contest you probably envision a multi-million dollar estate with heirs battling it out in probate court for the family mansion or the decedent’s stock portfolio. While those cases certainly do happen, it is…
Rank this Week: 3841

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 20

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • May 20

    How to Discuss Estate Planning with Your Parent

    How to Discuss Estate Planning with Your Parent
    Talking about financial matters with your parents is probably not easy. By the same token, talking about the inevitable death of your parents is probably not something you want to do; however, sitting down with you parents and discussing…
  • May 19

    Texas History – Do You Know the Name of Judge Roy Bean’s Combination Courtroom and Saloon?

    Texas History – Do You Know the Name of Judge Roy Bean’s Combination Courtroom and Saloon?
    Judge Roy Bean’s combination courtroom and saloon, known as the Jersey Lily, was located along the Rio Grande in a desolate stretch of the Chihuahuan Desert of Southwest Texas. Bean did not allow hung juries or appeals, and jurors, who…
Rank this Week: 2757

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • May 20

    What Are the Disadvantages of a Power of Attorney?

    What Are the Disadvantages of a Power of Attorney?
    Incapacity planning is an essential piece of the puzzle when you are devising a long-term plan for aging. Many elders become unable to make sound decisions at some point in time, and you can account for this through the execution of a certain…
  • May 18

    How Can I Provide for My Pet in My Estate Plan?

    How Can I Provide for My Pet in My Estate Plan?
    When you are engaged in your estate planning efforts, you are naturally going to create an inheritance list. Most of the individuals on the list will walk on two legs, but you may also want to include your pet when you are devising your…
  • May 17

    Free Report: Revocable Living Trusts in California

    Free Report: Revocable Living Trusts in California
    When lawyers use the terms “revocable” and “living” when referring to a trust, they’re doing so because those words have specific meaning in the law. A revocable living trust is “revocable” because…
Rank this Week: 3890

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • May 20

    I Was Just Informed I Am the Trustee of a Testamentary Trust My Deceased Aunt Made. What Do I Do Now?

    I Was Just Informed I Am the Trustee of a Testamentary Trust My Deceased Aunt Made. What Do I Do Now?
    When a family member dies it is a difficult time for the entire family. Along with the grieving, there are a number of practical and legal issues that must be addressed following a death. Ideally, the deceased left behind a thorough estate…
  • May 14

    When Do I Need a Guardianship?

    When Do I Need a Guardianship?
    For an adult child, one of the most difficult decisions to make is the decision to pursue a guardianship over a parent. As you parents age, however, if may become painfully obvious that one, or both, of them are no longer able to live…
  • May 12

    Is Probate Always Required?

    Is Probate Always Required?
    When someone dies, they almost always leave behind assets of one type or another. Sometimes a large and valuable estate is left behind while in other cases only personal property is left behind. In most cases, the legal process known as…
Rank this Week: 3530

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • May 20

    Greg Lutje Featured on CREW Portland Website

    Greg Lutje Featured on CREW Portland Website
    The post Greg Lutje Featured on CREW Portland Website appeared first on Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP..
  • May 14

    Is Picasso Coming to Portland?

    Is Picasso Coming to Portland?
    On Monday, May 11, 2015 Pablo Picasso’s oil painting, “Women of Algiers (Version O)” sold for an astonishing, and record breaking, $179.4 million, inclusive of buyer’s premium, at Christy’s in New York. …
  • May 6

    Upcoming SYK Event: Do You Know Where Your Digital Assets Are?

    Upcoming SYK Event: Do You Know Where Your Digital Assets Are?
    In the U.S., 2.6 million people die every year. How many had their affairs in order? How many left passwords and instructions for dealing with their online accounts and information?As trustees, personal representatives, or family and loved…
Rank this Week: 2413

Nevada Trust Reporter

Nevada Trust Reporter

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

http://blog.trustprovident.com/
  • May 20

    NewRetirement.com Interviews CEO Theresa Fette

    NewRetirement.com Interviews CEO Theresa Fette
    Source: Editorial Team, New Retirement Las Vegas’s Provident Trust Group gives the retiree the tools to best prepare for retirement in today’s economy, and takes it even one step further, allowing their clients to monitor and…
  • May 18

    CSO Nate Wheatley Featured on CBS Local

    CSO Nate Wheatley Featured on CBS Local
    Source: Debbie Hall, CBS Local  Nate Wheatley, Chief Strategy Officer of Provident Trust Group, has held several high-level positions, including partner at various law firms and active-duty member of the U.S. Army for five years with a…
  • May 12

    5 Surprises Of Retirement Income Planning

    5 Surprises Of Retirement Income Planning
    Source: David A. Littell and Jamie Patrick Hopkins, Forbes As Americans grow older they are faced with many decisions. Retirement income planning is one of them. Preparation for the future is important when you are deciding on whether or not…
Rank this Week: 2662

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.fsgattorneys.com/blog
  • May 20

    DUI cases handled by experienced Ft. Thomas Attorney

    DUI cases handled by experienced Ft. Thomas Attorney
    Yaa, Memorial Day weekend, our first four-day weekend of the summer is finally here! We are looking forward to the first cookouts and time with family and friends. The get togethers will be fun and the outdoor time awesome. The food, the…
  • May 14

    Attorneys in Ft. Thomas Selected by Client

    Attorneys in Ft. Thomas Selected by Client
    Most people are not aware that there are organizations tracking the performance of attorneys. These organizations have the people affected by the attorneys comment on the lawyer’s strengths and weaknesses.   No one is more affected…
  • May 13

    Business Attorneys in Ft. Thoma

    Business Attorneys in Ft. Thoma
    You have a skill, a niche product, a trade, or some other marketable commodity. You have decided that you want to start your own business. Perhaps you have one or two partners helping you start the business. You have all the details worked…
Rank this Week: 3849

Arizona Senior Law Blog

Arizona Senior Law Blog

Covers topics like Arizona Medicaid, ALTCS, and estate planning. By Jackson White.

http://www.arizonaseniorlaw.com/news/
  • May 20

    State Pension Can Trim Security Pay

    State Pension Can Trim Security Pay
    Question: What are the rules that regulate when your Social Security check will be reduced because you also receive a state pension? The post State Pension Can Trim Security Pay appeared first on JacksonWhite Elder Law Attorneys.
  • May 8

    Long-term Care Denials Not Permanent

    Long-term Care Denials Not Permanent
    Question: My father was hospitalized about a year ago and the hospital social worker filed an Arizona Long Term Care System application on his behalf, but ALTCS denied the application. Recently, we started looking for longterm placement for…
  • Apr 27

    Beneficiary Deed Overrides Will

    Beneficiary Deed Overrides Will
    Question: Prior to her death, my mom prepared a simple will outlining her wishes to divide her property equally between me and my siblings. When I was cleaning out her drawers, however, I found a beneficiary deed that purported to give me her…
Rank this Week: 3879

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/
Rank this Week: 1687

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/
  • May 20

    Nevada Standby Guardianship Law

    Nevada Standby Guardianship Law
    There is a unique area of guardianship law referred to as “standby” or “pre-need” guardianship, which allows for the special transfer of child custody in specific situations.  Each state has its own…
  • May 6

    Estate Planning After a Divorce

    Estate Planning After a Divorce
    When couples go through a divorce, emotional and financial strain is often significant.  Estate planning is probably the last thing on either person’s mind.  Nevertheless, it is very important to revisit your estate plan after…
  • Apr 21

    Keeping Distribution of an Estate Out of the Public Eye

    Keeping Distribution of an Estate Out of the Public Eye
    Often, members of the gay community are concerned about privacy when it comes to how they choose to leave their estate to, after death.  Indeed, privacy is a common concern for most clients.  Since there are so many options in…
Rank this Week: 3881

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
  • May 20

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area
    Almost every case has problems—sometimes they are analogous to bombs waiting to drop on your case. The key is whether you show them to the jury and simultaneously defuse them, or whether the opposition drops them with glee. One of the…
  • May 18

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?
    A couple gets divorced and one is ordered to pay spousal support to the other. But then the one getting support hits the lottery, inherits a lot of money, or has some other financial windfall. Is the support payer off the hook? Here’s…
  • May 15

    8 Things You Can Do to Take Your Law Career to the Next Level

    8 Things You Can Do to Take Your Law Career to the Next Level
    The following is a guest blog post by Anabella Q. Bonfa. Ms. Bonfa is a litigator with Wellman & Warren LLP and has built a reputation for handling business and partnership disputes, theft of trade secrets, and unfair competition. She…
Rank this Week: 2531

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • May 20

    Safely Store Important Information

    Safely Store Important Information
    The process of estate planning extends into incapacity planning is well, so it is important to see a complete picture when you are making preparations for the future. Ultimately the objective is to make sure that things are in place for your…
  • May 18

    What Is a “Stretch IRA?”

    What Is a “Stretch IRA?”
    Retirement planning is very important if you want to be able to enjoy your golden years in comfort. The best way to proceed is to sit down and discuss your future with a good financial planning attorney early on during your professional…
  • May 15

    When Can I Apply for Social Security?

    When Can I Apply for Social Security?
    The Social Security program is very important for the majority of people who are planning ahead for their retirement years. This having been stated, you would do well to take personal responsibility for your retirement to avoid being overly…
Rank this Week: 1701

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • May 20

    Does a Contract Have to Be in Writing to be Enforceable?

    Does a Contract Have to Be in Writing to be Enforceable?
    The answer – it depends. The general rule is that in order to be enforceable, contracts do not have to be in writing unless they are required to be in writing by law. So, what constitutes a contract? The basic elements of a contract…
  • May 6

    Web Development Pitfalls and Legal Issues to Address When Someone Else Creates or Manages Your Business Website

    Web Development Pitfalls and Legal Issues to Address When Someone Else Creates or Manages Your Business Website
    Imagine the following scenario: It’s Monday morning and you open your web browser and type the domain name of your website into the address bar. You want to send a link to a blog post that may be of interest to a customer. Instead of…
  • May 1

    Who Owns This Blog Post?

    Who Owns This Blog Post?
    As a lawyer who blogs who is interested in the law as it pertains to bloggers, answering this question seems like a good place to start for a series of posts on Internet Law. The answer to the above question, as you might imagine, depends on…
Rank this Week: 1913

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • May 20

    Knowing The Breakeven Point… A Must When Pre-Planning!

    Knowing The Breakeven Point… A Must When Pre-Planning!
    This week I’m sharing a blog on Medicaid from Dave Zumpano, who focuses in Medicaid planning. I’ll be sharing Medicaid blogs from Dave Zumpano monthly in this space. Now, here’s Dave’s blog: Blog Author: David J.…
  • May 18

    Funeral Celebrants: What Are They and Why Use Them?

    Funeral Celebrants: What Are They and Why Use Them?
    The use of funeral celebrants is growing, and you and your clients need to know about them. Why? According to a 2015 study by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life, 56 million Americans have no religious…
  • May 15

    The Secret to Success Hidden from Your View

    The Secret to Success Hidden from Your View
    One of my goals this year is to examine each area of my life, look at what’s working well and what’s not, and discover what may be missing that would give me more power and satisfaction in that area. As a result, my relationships…
Rank this Week: 4289

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
  • May 20

    You May Be Able To Deduct Some Estate Planning Cost

    You May Be Able To Deduct Some Estate Planning Cost
    Are estate planning costs allowed to be deducted? View image | gettyimages.com According to a column on lowellsun.com, some are. It says the IRS allows deduction of your legal fees and costs, but only if the estate planning is related to…
  • May 13

    Is Older Really Wiser?

    Is Older Really Wiser?
    Some mental facilities truly do get better with age. View image | gettyimages.com Sure, older people do tend to know more than younger people — they’ve been alive longer. They score better on vocabulary tests and do better on…
  • May 6

    Ways To Prevent Dementia

    Ways To Prevent Dementia
    There may be some things you can do to prevent dementia from setting in. View image | gettyimages.com A story on spring.org.uk lists a few simple things that you can do that improve reasoning, problem solving and mental processing speed,…
Rank this Week: 1992

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • May 20

    Nursing Homes Replacing Hospitals for Primary Senior Care

    Nursing Homes Replacing Hospitals for Primary Senior Care
    We always hear about the rising number of Americans who turn to hospitals (particularly Emergency Rooms) as their primary source of healthcare. Likewise, we hear a lot about the constantly rising costs of nursing homes in America —…
  • May 13

    10 Ways to Live Longer (And They’re Easier Than You Think)

    10 Ways to Live Longer (And They’re Easier Than You Think)
    I write a lot in this blog about the ever-expanding lifespan of the average American, and much of that is thanks to truly incredible developments in medical science over the past few years. But living longer can be a personal victory too.…
  • May 6

    Apple and the Tech Giants Want to Revolutionize Elder Care

    Apple and the Tech Giants Want to Revolutionize Elder Care
    Giants are on the loose, and they have their eyes set on seniors… in a good way. View image | gettyimages.com The titans of the tech industry, Apple and Google among them, have decided to make elder care one of their next big targets…
Rank this Week: 3247

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • May 20

    Compensation for Sports Injuries in Canada

    Compensation for Sports Injuries in Canada
    Hockey has long been Canada’s national sport and players at the top of their game take to the ice with the intent to win games, often aggressively playing leading to bitter scuffles and hard slams, which, despite the ample protection,…
  • May 19

    Legal Stretch: Bringing Yoga to Vic West Park for a Good Cause

    Legal Stretch: Bringing Yoga to Vic West Park for a Good Cause
    Helena Mitchell is part of the Lambert and Williams team working as a legal assistant with our lawyers – at work she brings a can-do attitude, an attention to detail, and a commitment to client satisfaction.  She is a talented…
  • May 15

    Unfair Wills in British Columbia, What are the remedies?

    Unfair Wills in British Columbia, What are the remedies?
    In British Columbia, the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (“WESA”) regulates estate distribution and planning. Among other things, WESA allows a court to examine a Will and to change the provisions of the Will to benefit certain…
Rank this Week: 4052

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

Covers Florida real estate law, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, estate planning and family law.

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 19

    Too Poor To File For Bankruptcy?

    Too Poor To File For Bankruptcy?
    In the past, people who were struggling financially had the option of filing for bankruptcy under Chapter 7. While this option still exists, the increased costs of filing for bankruptcy has effectively removed this option from truly poor…
  • May 4

    GM Won’t Face Lawsuits Because of 2009 Bankruptcy

    GM Won’t Face Lawsuits Because of 2009 Bankruptcy
    One unexpected result of the car manufacturer’s 2009 bankruptcy is that now they cannot be held responsible for the ignition malfunction in cars recalled in 2014. The company faced over 130 lawsuits for accidents and vehicle loss. A…
  • Apr 14

    Bankruptcy Fraud in Florida

    Bankruptcy Fraud in Florida
    Though filing bankruptcy comes with fear attached on many occasions after the fear often comes a sigh of relief.  Although a vast majority of bankruptcy cases are lawful and done for legitimate reasons, there are some cases that involve…
Rank this Week: 2611

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/
  • May 19

    "Still Alice" brings Alzheimer's Disease into the spotlight

    "Still Alice" brings Alzheimer's Disease into the spotlight
    I am a little late with this blog post, because there have been so many changes in the law over the past weeks that I had to tell you about first.  I offer a belated congratulations to Julianne Moore, who in late February nabbed this…
  • May 15

    Veterans Adminstration to roll out new, improved website

    Veterans Adminstration to roll out new, improved website
    Fueled by last year's horrifying wait-list scandal, the V.A. and government representatives have been promising to better serve our veterans.    Ask any veteran and you'll learn that one area badly in need of improvement is customer…
  • May 13

    Latest scam: Seniors hounded to pay for medical alert systems they don't want, never ordered

    Latest scam: Seniors hounded to pay for medical alert systems they don't want, never ordered
    Seniors and families, be on the lookout: US Today (May 2, 2015) reports that scammers are suckering growing numbers of seniors into buying medical alert systems they never ordered or never wanted. Unsolicited callers tell the victim that the…
Rank this Week: 1281

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate…

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate Blog

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

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

    2015 Amendments to Florida Probate Code and Florida Trust Code

    2015 Amendments to Florida Probate Code and Florida Trust Code
    The Florida Probate Code and the Florida Trust Code govern the administration of estates and trusts under Florida law.  These codes establish the mechanisms and procedures for the collection and subsequent distribution of assets to the…
  • May 19

    Supreme Court Holds 401(k) Plan Trustees Have Ongoing Duty To Monitor

    Supreme Court Holds 401(k) Plan Trustees Have Ongoing Duty To Monitor
    All too often pension-plan participants (employees and retirees) are left in the dark about the fees and expenses associated with the mutual funds selected for their company’s plan, whether it is a 401(k) savings plan or otherwise.…
  • May 13

    Trial Court Slams Guardian for Theft of Assets and Ignorance of Dutie

    Trial Court Slams Guardian for Theft of Assets and Ignorance of Dutie
    A plenary guardian in Florida is vested with the exclusive power to manage and administer the Ward’s property.  This power is balanced, and the potential for abuse safeguarded, by an obligation on the part of the guardian to…
Rank this Week: 4100

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • May 19

    The infant plaintiff (plaintiff) has a history of head trauma...cont

    The infant plaintiff (plaintiff) has a history of head trauma...cont
    A Bronx County Brain Injury Lawyer argued that while Dr. EG is not a medical doctor, there is no magic to the MD degree aside from automatically qualifying by study alone. They noted that a psychologist has been found qualified to testify…
  • May 17

    The infant plaintiff (plaintiff) has a history of head trauma

    The infant plaintiff (plaintiff) has a history of head trauma
    The infant plaintiff (plaintiff) has a history of head trauma. In the year 2000, he was struck in and above the left eye by a baseball when he was tagged while sliding headlong into first base. He apparently was not treated for this personal…
  • May 15

    Administration for Children's Services (ACS)

    Administration for Children's Services (ACS)
    On June 8, 2009, a physician at XXX Medical Center reported that Respondent-mother’s (hereafter RM) seven month old child was brought to the hospital after her boy friend (hereafter BF) found the child in an abnormal sleeping position…
Rank this Week: 407

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • May 19

    Don’t Lose it All: How Planning While You’re at Home Can Save Your Nestegg from the Nursing Home

    Don’t Lose it All: How Planning While You’re at Home Can Save Your Nestegg from the Nursing Home
    Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away – The Beatles’ classic song about regret rings all too true among those in a nursing home crisis. What seemed like a good idea at the time becomes a huge problem when people give gifts…
  • May 13

    AlerStallings Celebrates Elder Law Month

    AlerStallings Celebrates Elder Law Month
    It’s that time of year again! The Annual National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Conference is taking place in Orlando, Florida. AlerStallings will be well represented, as Greg Aler, Tim Stallings and Liz Durnell are in…
  • May 5

    ALERSTALLINGS LLC is proud to celebrate National Elder Law Month this May.

    ALERSTALLINGS LLC is proud to celebrate National Elder Law Month this May.
    AlerStallings is an Elder Law Firm with 12 attorneys practicing throughout central and northern Ohio.  Founding partners Greg Aler and Tim Stallings are both members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and of the Ohio…
Rank this Week: 4049

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • May 19

    Test Form

    Test Form
    Submit your name and email address in the box below to get access to this very important FREE REPORT!
  • Apr 27

    Basic Questions About Oklahoma Adoption

    Basic Questions About Oklahoma Adoption
    Some people are surprised to find out that Oklahoma adoptions generally fall under the provision of an Oklahoma probate court. As with other legal processes, adoptions have specific rules and procedures that must be followed. Oklahoma laws…
  • Apr 27

    Understanding Estate Planning – What is a Trustee?

    Understanding Estate Planning – What is a Trustee?
    A trustee is a person who serves a vital role in any estate plan that includes a trust. We talked about trust several times in the past, but clarifying what a trustee is, what that person’s duties might be, and how he or she will…
Rank this Week: 4179

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • May 19

    Inherited Property and Partition: When Your Brother or Sister or Other Heir Won’t Agree to the Sale

    Inherited Property and Partition: When Your Brother or Sister or Other Heir Won’t Agree to the Sale
    In Florida, when a parent passes away owning real estate and they are the only owner or the only surviving owner, the property, whether it is the family home or the family vacation property, becomes part of the deceased parent’s probate…
  • May 12

    Selling the House After a Florida Divorce: When Partition is the Answer

    Selling the House After a Florida Divorce: When Partition is the Answer
    You live in Florida and you just got divorced. The two of you bought a house while you were married, which is usually the most valuable marital asset. The judge finalized your divorce, but ownership and how the home is to be disposed of…
  • May 5

    Escrow/Deposit Problems in Florida Residential Real Estate Closing

    Escrow/Deposit Problems in Florida Residential Real Estate Closing
    When you are buying a home here in South Florida, or you are trying to sell a house or condo somewhere in the Miami – Palm Beach – Fort Lauderdale area, there are certain things that are automatic in every residential transaction.…
Rank this Week: 1013

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

Covers Pennsylvania and national elder law and estate planning issues. By Jeffrey A. Marshall.

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3464

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

Covers Washington elder law, estate planning, and long term care.

http://www.byrdgarrett.com/blog/
  • May 19

    Supreme Court rules for plaintiffs in 401(k) case

    Supreme Court rules for plaintiffs in 401(k) case
    In a rare unanimous decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that a trustee has a continuing duty, separate and apart from the duty to exercise prudence in selecting investments at the outset, to monitor and remove imprudent trust…
  • May 13

    Taking advantage of your 401K

    Taking advantage of your 401K
    If you work for an employer who offers a 401K retirement plan or other type of pretax retirement savings plan consider yourself lucky!  It looks like many Americans are finally realizing how valuable a retirement plan can be according to…
  • May 7

    Mother’s Day Sunday May 10th

    Mother’s Day Sunday May 10th
    Our moms help us in so many different ways, it’s impossible to quantify everything that they do.  But here is a link to a story which does exactly that, and she’s entitled to a 3.7% raise this year!   We at…
Rank this Week: 3863

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • May 19

    When Your Elderly Parents Live With You

    When Your Elderly Parents Live With You
    The decision to move an elderly parent into your home can be a difficult one, both emotionally and financially. However, a consultation with an elder care attorney may put your mind at ease about many of the uncertainties. Having an elderly…
  • May 12

    What We Can Learn From Robin Williams’ Estate Problem

    What We Can Learn From Robin Williams’ Estate Problem
    When a grieving family gets hit with unwelcome surprises, things can get ugly. The loss of a loved one is painful, but the process of fighting over sentimental and valuable estate items (from mother’s favorite tea cup to her million…
  • May 5

    May is Older Americans Month

    May is Older Americans Month
    You may have never heard of Older Americans Month, but this month-of-awareness has been around for over 50 years. Occurring every year during the month of May, Older Americans Month serves as a time to acknowledge the significance and…
Rank this Week: 3962

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

Covers Class III weapons topics for all of the 50 states. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.guntrustlawyer.com/
  • May 18

    Supreme Court states: Felons Do Not Lose Property Right in Owned Firearm

    Supreme Court states: Felons Do Not Lose Property Right in Owned Firearm
    We have been telling people for years that a properly drafted gun trust can help protect your firearms in the event that you become a prohibited person in the future.  Today the Supreme Court came to a Unanimous Decisions supporting our…
  • May 18

    Can an 18 year old build an SBR, SBS, or other NFA firearm?

    Can an 18 year old build an SBR, SBS, or other NFA firearm?
    We are often asked if you have to be 21 to build an SBR or Suppressor.  If you are manufacturing a firearm under the NFA using an ATF Form 5320.1  you only need to be 18 under federal law.  Likewise, if you are purchasing a…
  • May 6

    Montana legalizes Hunting with Suppressors (silencers)

    Montana legalizes Hunting with Suppressors (silencers)
    It is now legal to hunt in Montana with a Suppressor.  On April 23rd, 2015, Gov. Steve Bullock signed House Bill 250, legalizing the use of suppressors for all lawful hunting in Montana. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Kirk…
Rank this Week: 1886

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • May 18

    What is an Arkansas Probate?

    What is an Arkansas Probate?
    The word “probate” comes from the Latin verb probare, which means “to try, test, prove, or examine.” (H/T to Wikipedia.) This is important for two reasons. First, it illustrates that probate, much like Latin, is…
  • Apr 3

    Putting a face to the “plain language” debate

    Putting a face to the “plain language” debate
    Lawyers should be servants. This is never easy. In fact, it’s usually pretty hard. The billed hour and the adversarial system and the looming cloud of malpractice does not naturally encourage us to be “others-centered.” We…
  • Feb 13

    Covenant Marriage Interview on KARK 4

    Covenant Marriage Interview on KARK 4
    Here’s the actual news story, which I talked about here:   And here is some additional interview footage. Some is awkward, some is good, I think. The post Covenant Marriage Interview on KARK 4 appeared first on Wilson &…
Rank this Week: 4299

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/
  • May 18

    Choosing an Attorney in North Carolina-Six Must Ask Question

    Choosing an Attorney in North Carolina-Six Must Ask Question
    First, I am a North Carolina trial attorney, a litigator, a problem and dispute solver. My job is to resolve disputes (by trial or otherwise) as quickly, efficiently and in the most advantageous fashion for my client. So, if I win at trial a…
  • May 14

    NC Community Association Legislative Roundup – May 14, 2015

    NC Community Association Legislative Roundup – May 14, 2015
    Thursday, April 30, 2015 was the all-important “crossover deadline” in the North Carolina General Assembly. Without getting too much into the weeds, bills that are “non-budget” must generally have passed one…
  • May 6

    Pool Rules – A Confusing World

    Pool Rules – A Confusing World
    With warmer weather, we’re getting our usual barrage of pool questions.  Many deal with appropriate pool rules and pool signs.  Without question, pool issues are one of the more confusing areas of our practice in that there…
Rank this Week: 2468

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

Covers corporate trustees, compensation disputes, contested guardianship proceedings, creditors' claims, homestead litigation, will construction litigation, and trust and estates litigation. By Juan C. Antunez.

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 369

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.florida-probate-lawyer.com/probate
  • May 18

    Tortious Interference with an Expectancy: DeWitt 101

    Tortious Interference with an Expectancy: DeWitt 101
    When is “failure to exhaust probate remedies” properly asserted as an affirmative defense to a tortious interference with an expectancy action?  The answer is almost never.  (Click here for information about the tort…
  • May 8

    Florida Court Determines Wife Unduly Influenced Husband

    Florida Court Determines Wife Unduly Influenced Husband
    Florida law is well established that when a will is challenged on the grounds of undue influence, the influence must amount to over persuasion, duress, force, coercion, or artful or fraudulent contrivances to such an extent that there is a
  • Apr 14

    BUT YOU AGREED TO MAKE ME THE BENEFICIARY!

    BUT YOU AGREED TO MAKE ME THE BENEFICIARY!
    Whether in the context of a divorce proceeding or when a couple is preparing their estate planning together, some people agree to a contract to subsequently make a Will or Trust that names another as the primary beneficiary.  This…
Rank this Week: 969