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Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, real estate law and tax law.

http://www.wbb-law.com/multimedia/blog
Rank this Week: 4840

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Sep 30

    Supreme Court Considers Hearing Gay Marriage Case

    Supreme Court Considers Hearing Gay Marriage Case
    On Monday, the nine U.S. Supreme Court justices met behind closed doors to consider whether they should consider whether states can ban gay marriage. The court currently has seven cases pending before it concerning bans in five states:…
  • Sep 30

    Roth IRAs for 50-Something

    Roth IRAs for 50-Something
    Roth IRAs appeal to investors in the early stages of their careers that expect to pay taxes at a higher rate in retirement; however, older investors may want to use Roths to generate more retirement income than they could with...
  • Sep 30

    Professor's Widow Leaves Substantial Gift at Her Death to University

    Professor's Widow Leaves Substantial Gift at Her Death to University
    A 90-year-old widow of a University of Arizona professor, made large donations to the university during her life and a gift of $50 million at her death. Agnese Nelms Haury was a philanthropists, and founder and president of the Agnese...
Rank this Week: 57

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Sep 30

    Major Repairs to Your Florida Condo: Who Pays?

    Major Repairs to Your Florida Condo: Who Pays?
    Here in Florida, a very popular form of residential real estate ownership is the condominium. Floridians as well as investors, retirees, and part-time residents (”Snowbirds”) find lots of advantages to buying a condo here. There…
  • Sep 23

    Real Life Examples of Florida Real Estate Agents Doing Bad Thing

    Real Life Examples of Florida Real Estate Agents Doing Bad Thing
    Florida buyers and sellers are victims of the wrongful acts of real estate agents every day. Don’t be a victim; educate yourself.     The real estate industry works hard to promote its own as professionals worthy of the public…
  • Sep 16

    Watch Out for Unlicensed Real Estate Agents in Florida

    Watch Out for Unlicensed Real Estate Agents in Florida
    Be careful not to be the victim of an unlicensed real estate agent or real estate broker when buying or selling Florida real estate.    Real estate transactions that are based upon mistakes or fraud can cause serious harm to buyers…
Rank this Week: 1042

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Covers bankruptcy and estate planning.

http://wplawpractice.com/blog/
  • Sep 30

    Kansas City Bankruptcy Attorneys Here to Help

    Kansas City Bankruptcy Attorneys Here to Help
  • Aug 29

    Suburbia’s Wilting Economy: Johnson County, KS

    Suburbia’s Wilting Economy: Johnson County, KS
    I recently read an article in the JOCO – The Johnson County Government Magazine, titled “The truth about poverty in Johnson County.” While as Bankruptcy Attorneys we deal with people everyday facing financial problems, this…
  • Jul 31

    KWAA Celebrates Silver Conference : 2014

    KWAA Celebrates Silver Conference : 2014
    July 24 – 26, 2014 The Future is Now:  Building on our 25 Years The Kansas Women Attorneys Association celebrated our Silver Anniversary in style! Bethany College and the city of Lindsborg joined in our celebration by providing us…
Rank this Week: 3207

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Sep 30

    Social Media Explosion Creates Even Greater Urgency for Asset Protection Planning

    Social Media Explosion Creates Even Greater Urgency for Asset Protection Planning
    An interesting article by Cindy Krischer Goodman in the Miami Herald provides some excellent examples of how fortunes today can change in an instant -- due to social media.  For example, racist comments in a private phone conversation…
  • Sep 29

    Ohio Legacy Trust Not Likely To Affect Your Income Taxe

    Ohio Legacy Trust Not Likely To Affect Your Income Taxe
    Clients frequently ask about potential income tax aspects of an Ohio Legacy Trust.  An Ohio Legacy Trust will likely have no effect at all on your income tax situation.  The trust will be structured so that it is a grantor trust…
  • Aug 12

    Debtors Can Face Uphill Battle to Remedy Creditor Mistake

    Debtors Can Face Uphill Battle to Remedy Creditor Mistake
    So many Americans today are facing debt collection efforts that the system often appears to be overwhelmed.  Mistakes seem to be getting more and more common. A recent article by Teresa Dixon Murray in the Cleveland Plain Dealer…
Rank this Week: 4747

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/
  • Sep 30

    Child Unlikely Liable for Parent’s Bill

    Child Unlikely Liable for Parent’s Bill
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities Question: I am in the process of securing nursing- home placement for my mother. My mother is…
  • Sep 22

    Understanding the Probate Proce

    Understanding the Probate Proce
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities Q:  My father passed away more than 15 years ago, leaving everything to my mother, who…
  • Sep 16

    How to Secure Disabled Child’s Future

    How to Secure Disabled Child’s Future
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Q: I have an adult son with a disability.  He lives on his own, but I have supported…
Rank this Week: 3654

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 30

    Tom Clancy Estate In Family Fight Due To Poor Estate Planning

    Tom Clancy Estate In Family Fight Due To Poor Estate Planning
    Anyone who knows who CIA analyst Jack Ryan is likely appreciates the work of late author Tom Clancy. Called the "father of the techno-thriller," Clancy's career took off with his first novel, The Hunt for Red October. His career -- spawning…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 836

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 30

    Who Needs an Estate Plan?

    Who Needs an Estate Plan?
    The title begs a pretty simple question, oui? According to commonly cited statistics, some 70% of adults do not have even a simple last will and testament. Many of them likely (and mistakenly) believe that they have no "estate" for…
  • Sep 29

    Avoiding Family Fights Over Aging Parent Issue

    Avoiding Family Fights Over Aging Parent Issue
    Recent estimates predict that Americans age 65 and older will make up nearly 20 percent of the population by 2030. With nearly one in five Americans eventually needing help with their daily activities, let alone developing health issues like…
  • Sep 26

    Have You Thought About 529 Plans ... as Part of Your Estate Plan?

    Have You Thought About 529 Plans ... as Part of Your Estate Plan?
    Assuming you and your financial advisor have determined that you will not outlive your assets, have you considered investing in the higher education of your grandchildren? If yes, what do you know about 529 Plans?
Rank this Week: 1265

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Sep 30

    Making Your Business Stand Out From the Crowd

    Making Your Business Stand Out From the Crowd
    I advise a number of businesses that are just starting out and looking to establish themselves in some competitive markets. While they come to me to help them sort out legal issues associated with starting a business, as a small business…
  • Sep 16

    Pet Prenups | Planning for Pets if You Break Up

    Pet Prenups | Planning for Pets if You Break Up
    Couples are living together before marriage more than ever before. Perhaps unsurprisingly, for many of those lovebirds, a long-term future together is not always in the cards. When breakups happen, it’s challenging enough splitting up…
  • Sep 3

    New Handout | Estate Planning for Same Sex Couple

    New Handout | Estate Planning for Same Sex Couple
    Estate Planning for Same Sex Couples presents some challenges not otherwise seen when planning for married couples. In states like Illinois, where same-sex marriage is legal, the challenges are now much easier to conquer than they were even a…
Rank this Week: 3086

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Sep 30

    It's Time to Call your Estate Planning Attorney when ...

    It's Time to Call your Estate Planning Attorney when ...
    The estate plan that you originally put into place is going to be based on a snapshot, but life itself is more akin to an ongoing motion picture. As a result you would do well to look at estate planning...
  • Sep 25

    Getting Married Again? Talk to a Lawyer

    Getting Married Again? Talk to a Lawyer
    Blended families have become quite typical during our current era, and estate planning for blended families requires certain steps if you want to make sure that everyone's interests are served. When you decide to remarry as a person with…
  • Sep 11

    Veterans Benefit Alert

    Veterans Benefit Alert
    The Veterans Aid & Attendance special pension is in place to help former service members cover their assisted living and home caregiver costs. Unlike the retirement pension the length of service requirement is minimal. One must have…
Rank this Week: 4042

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 870

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 30

    Floating in Stormy Seas: Resources for Aging Loved One

    Floating in Stormy Seas: Resources for Aging Loved One
    If you are afloat in the often confusing or stressful waters of helping or managing aging parents and loved ones, then there are a few resources that may help calm the stormy seas: 1. Helen Hempel, a former Oregon elder law attorney, has…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1357

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: 2808

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 30

    Idaho Elder Law - Spending Our Children's Inheritance

    Idaho Elder Law - Spending Our Children's Inheritance
    Once people hit retirement, they do not know how long they will live or how long their money will last. Still, the vast majority of retirees with children cling to an intention to leave something behind, even though many of those offspring…
  • Sep 29

    Idaho Estate Planning - There's No iPhone or Android APP For That

    Idaho Estate Planning - There's No iPhone or Android APP For That
    Smartphones sure make lives a lot easier (and, arguably, busier). With a few taps of a screen, individuals can do everything from checking the weather to buying stock to engaging in FaceTime across the world. One individual in Australia…
  • Sep 26

    Idaho Estate Planning - Understanding Your Digital Afterlife

    Idaho Estate Planning - Understanding Your Digital Afterlife
    Facebook, Google, Twitter and other sites have different policies on dealing with dead users. Some states are also considering laws that would automatically give loved ones access to, though not control of, their dead relative's digital…
Rank this Week: 2297

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    4th DCA and Charging Order Protection for Florida LLC

    4th DCA and Charging Order Protection for Florida LLC
    In Florida, a multi member LLC, has asset protection characteristics. Prior to 2011, Florida law was not clear on whether a charging order was the exclusive remedy for a creditor of a member of a multi member LLC. Assets in a Florida multi…
  • Sep 29

    If a person dies intestate what proof must their children show the court to prove they are the heirs to the estate?

    If a person dies intestate what proof must their children show the court to prove they are the heirs to the estate?
    Most Florida probate courts simply accept the information contained in the pleadings that are filed with the court. These pleadings are usually signed "under penalties of perjury". Some courts (such as Citrus Count and Miami-Dade County)…
  • Aug 25

    Estate Planning: Dealing with your digital death instead of before

    Estate Planning: Dealing with your digital death instead of before
    Portland company WebCease is making waves in the probate and estate-planning community by helping attorneys and grieving families locate the deceased's digital accounts. CEO Glenn Williamson aims to be the first to provide this service to…
Rank this Week: 546

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Non Residents of Pennsylvania Can Be Subject to Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax

    Non Residents of Pennsylvania Can Be Subject to Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax
    I frequently get calls from individuals who had a relative pass away with property located in Pennsylvania. Even though the decedent lived somewhere besides Pennsylvania, you should be aware that Pennsylvania reserves the right to tax this…
  • Aug 11

    Non-residents Non-citizens of the US Should Be Careful of How they Invest in Amerian Asset

    Non-residents Non-citizens of the US Should Be Careful of How they Invest in Amerian Asset
    Many individuals who live outside of America like to purchase real estate in America or invest in the U.S. Stock Market.  It can be much safer than in investing in other parts of the world and often times the individual has children who…
  • Aug 8

    Japanese Inheritance Tax vs. US Estate Tax (2014 Update)

    Japanese Inheritance Tax vs. US Estate Tax (2014 Update)
    BRIEF OVERVIEW OFJAPANESE INHERITANCE AND GIFT TAXESvs.AMERICAN ESTATE AND GIFT TAXES(2014 Update)I. Estate TaxesA. America1. Citizens and Permanent Residentsa. Tax on Worldwide property (credit for taxes paid to foreign countries)b.…
Rank this Week: 1839

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Sep 30

    The First Time I Actually Felt Like a Lawyer

    The First Time I Actually Felt Like a Lawyer
    This is the third installment in my series of “Lawyer Firsts.” The first two have been overtly deprecating and, therefore (I hope), entertaining to anyone. (Not that I had to try too hard to make myself look foolish—I was…
  • Sep 16

    My First Pro Bono Case

    My First Pro Bono Case
    This is the second installment of my first-year lawyer “firsts.” My goal is *to deliberately set* aside some time to look back over my first year as a lawyer. I’m hoping to learn; I’m hoping to be encouraged; and…
  • Sep 10

    My First Day in Court

    My First Day in Court
    This is the first in what I hope to be a series of posts on new-lawyer “firsts.” I’ve been doing this lawyering thing a year now, and I haven’t had a chance to do any formal introspection. Today, then, is the first…
Rank this Week: 2777

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

http://www.cheryldavid.com/blog/
  • Sep 30

    Basic Estate Planning Questions – What Are Estate Taxes in North Carolina?

    Basic Estate Planning Questions – What Are Estate Taxes in North Carolina?
    In this week’s blog post in our ongoing series on basic estate planning questions, we are going to look at estate taxes in North Carolina. As with any other estate planning issue, it’s always important to ask your lawyer about any…
  • Sep 29

    Free Report: Incapacity Planning in North Carolina: Using Specific Tool

    Free Report: Incapacity Planning in North Carolina: Using Specific Tool
    When creating a financial power of attorney, the agent you select must be a capable adult. Alternatively, you can choose an organization to serve as your agent. For example, you might choose your bank, a law firm, or some other capable…
  • Sep 28

    Power of Attorney in North Carolina: More Details and Option

    Power of Attorney in North Carolina: More Details and Option
    Power of Attorney in North Carolina: More Details and Options from Cheryl David Powers of Attorney are not a cure-all, and need to be created as a part of broader, and more comprehensive estate plan. Learn more about power of attorney in…
Rank this Week: 2126

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Sep 30

    What is Ohio Doing About Elder Abuse?

    What is Ohio Doing About Elder Abuse?
    Recently, several people were arrested in Colorado for elder abuse. In most instances, elder abuse charges come when there’s physical abuse of society’s most vulnerable citizens. In this case, the abuse charges came as a result of…
  • Sep 25

    A Different Type Of Will

    A Different Type Of Will
    When you are making preparations for the future financial considerations may be foremost in your mind. Making sure that your family members are provided for after you pass away is extraordinarily important, and the best way of doing so is…
  • Sep 23

    Estate Planning And Pay On Death Account

    Estate Planning And Pay On Death Account
    Probate avoidance is an important part of estate planning, and the term is foreign to a lot of people who are first exposed to it. You have to understand that your Will is not something that is just passed around between family members around…
Rank this Week: 3349

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Sep 30

    Why Estate Planning Attorneys Like What They Do

    Why Estate Planning Attorneys Like What They Do
    Some people are surprised to find out that a lot of estate planning attorneys love going to work every day. This fact can strike people as, at best, counterintuitive, and at worst, downright strange. After all, don’t estate planning…
  • Sep 29

    Estate Planning Tip Sheet

    Estate Planning Tip Sheet
    When you set out to create an estate plan , you and your attorney will work closely to develop an array of tools that will help you accomplish each of your goals. While no two estate plans are identical, the tools you create will have to meet…
  • Sep 28

    What Role Does a Judge Play in Estate Planning?

    What Role Does a Judge Play in Estate Planning?
    It isn’t uncommon for people to come to an estate planning attorney with little idea of what a judge does, what the legal process involves, or what goes on when you create an estate plan. While estate planning is not a single event or…
Rank this Week: 1964

Cooper Elder Law

Cooper Elder Law

Covers Ohio estate planning, nursing home protection and qualifying for veterans benefits. By Thom L. Cooper Company, LPA.

http://cooperelderlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Sep 30

    Estate Planning for the Modern Farming Family

    Estate Planning for the Modern Farming Family
    By: Senior Attorney Dan Vu I have always found that farming families are more aware of the importance of proper estate planning than the general population. This is perhaps, because most farmers have a story or two of an estate plan that went…
  • Sep 15

    Cooper certified as elder law specialist

    Cooper certified as elder law specialist
    COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) announced that 19 attorneys have been certified as legal specialists in elder law. The Supreme Court Commission on Certification of Attorneys as Specialists accredited the OSBA to certify…
  • Aug 12

    How a Trust Affects Your Ohio Homestead Exemption

    How a Trust Affects Your Ohio Homestead Exemption
    By Tricia Applegate Do I still qualify for the Homestead Exemption if my home is in a Trust? The short answer is yes, with a few provisions. The State of Ohio states: You are eligible for the homestead exemption if all of the following are…
Rank this Week: 1376

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Sep 30

    What Will Retirement Mean for You?

    What Will Retirement Mean for You?
    No longer do people think of retirement as a time to rest and do nothing. Many people plan to work well into their 70s, seeing retirement as an opportunity to change careers and do something that they truly love doing. Whether it is turning a…
  • Sep 23

    Is It Time for You to Review Your Will?

    Is It Time for You to Review Your Will?
    Many people believe that once they have executed their Will, they need give it no further consideration. Nothing could be further from the truth. People need to make sure their Wills are current and relevant to the circumstances of their…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3560

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Sep 30

    To help prevent elder abuse, address caregiver stress as it emerge

    To help prevent elder abuse, address caregiver stress as it emerge
    Elders are among the most vulnerable populations, and they are at special risk for abuse at the hands of their caregivers. Caregiver stress is one of the biggest contributing factors to elder abuse, and stressed-out caregivers are the most…
  • Sep 22

    How to make homes safer for senior

    How to make homes safer for senior
    Older adults who continue to live independently at home will need a safe space in which to live. Making the home safe is essential for preventing injuries. Each year, around 7,000 elderly people die in accidents at home, while millions more…
  • Aug 31

    Eye and smell tests may make early detection of Alzheimer’s possible

    Eye and smell tests may make early detection of Alzheimer’s possible
    Results of four new research trials suggest that changes to the eyes and ability to smell may be valuable in the early detection of Alzheimer’s.  Reports presented at the 2014 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference…
Rank this Week: 4100

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Sep 30

    Texas History – Do You Know How Many Different Bat Species Live in Texas?

    Texas History – Do You Know How Many Different Bat Species Live in Texas?
    More species of bats live in Texas than any other part of the United States. There are 32 species of bats in Texas. An estimated 1.5 million of Mexican free-tailed bats dwell under the Congress Avenue bridge in Austin
  • Sep 26

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    George Orson Welles (1915-1985) – Actor, Director, Producer & Writer Orson Welles was an American actor, director, writer, and producer who worked extensively in theater, radio, and film. Welles most notable theater production was…
  • Sep 24

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. Benjamin Franklin
Rank this Week: 2591

Law Offices of Richard B.…

Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.rbsllc.com/blog/
  • Sep 30

    How Do I Know If I Have a Bare Bones Living Trust?

    How Do I Know If I Have a Bare Bones Living Trust?
    Proper estate planning takes time and money. Both of these often cause people to try and cut corners and go the “do-it-yourself” route by using boilerplate forms found online or at local stationary store. Unfortunately, these…
  • Jun 15

    Trustee Duties and Responsibilities : Choosing a Trustee

    Trustee Duties and Responsibilities : Choosing a Trustee
    Trustee Duties and Responsibilities from Richard Schneider Trusts are often used by a wide variety of people to accomplish a wide variety of estate planning goals.The right trustee can add to the overall success of your trust. Learn more…
  • Jun 5

    Estate Planning for the LGBT Community in Oregon

    Estate Planning for the LGBT Community in Oregon
    Until very recently, same-sex couples were denied over 1,000 federal benefits as a result of the definition of marriage found in the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, passed in 1996. Learn how LGBT couples in Oregon should properly approach…
Rank this Week: 4010

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Sep 30

    Do I Lose Control of Property in a Revocable Living Trust?

    Do I Lose Control of Property in a Revocable Living Trust?
    It is important to understand the facts when you are planning your estate, because there are certain misconceptions that can circulate. One of these misconceptions is the notion that you lose direct personal control of assets that you place…
  • Sep 25

    When Does a Power of Attorney Become Effective?

    When Does a Power of Attorney Become Effective?
    A power of attorney is a legally binding device that is used to empower someone else to act on your behalf. When you create a power of attorney, you are called the grantor or principal. The individual that you name to act as your…
  • Sep 23

    What Is a Supplemental Needs Trust?

    What Is a Supplemental Needs Trust?
    There are numerous ways to provide for your loved ones when you are planning your estate. To be optimally prepared, you should carefully consider the life situation of each person that will be receiving an inheritance. Sometimes, a mistake…
Rank this Week: 3031

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 30

    What Is the Medi-Cal Waiver Program?

    What Is the Medi-Cal Waiver Program?
    When you are looking ahead toward your retirement years, the first segment will be the period of time that they called the golden years. You may look forward to travel, leisure activities, and quality time with your family. This is an…
  • Sep 28

    Will My Heirs Be Forced to Pay Inheritance Taxes in San Jose California?

    Will My Heirs Be Forced to Pay Inheritance Taxes in San Jose California?
    Will My Heirs be Forced to Pay Inheritance Taxes from Roy W. Litherland An inheritance tax is a levied on transfers to each individual non-exempt heir. Learn more about inheritance taxes in San Jose California in this presentation. The post…
  • Sep 25

    When Would a Conservatorship Become Necessary?

    When Would a Conservatorship Become Necessary?
    A conservatorship could become necessary if you were to become unable to handle your own affairs due to incapacitation. Interested parties could petition the state to appoint a conservator to act on your behalf. The post When Would a…
Rank this Week: 2517

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 29

    In Search of a Beneficiary

    In Search of a Beneficiary
    Recently at the Practice Gems: Probate Essentials 2014 program held by the Law Society, Ian Hull presented a paper on an estate trustee’s duty to locate unknown and missing beneficiaries with practice tips for how to go about this task.…
  • Sep 29

    Estate Planning for Artist

    Estate Planning for Artist
                                   “[A]rtists leave two bodies, their own, and a body of…
  • Sep 25

    The Death of a Celebrity… Groundhog

    The Death of a Celebrity… Groundhog
    This blog has covered many celebrity deaths over the years such as Ian’s recent blog on the various celebrities who have made estate planning mistakes. But what about the celebrity death of a beloved groundhog?  Stranger things…
Rank this Week: 706

Ask Liza: Nolo's Estate Planning…

Ask Liza: Nolo's Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning and wills. By Liza Weiman Hanks.

http://blog.nolo.com/estateplanning/
  • Sep 29

    Naming a Minor as a Beneficiary of an IRA

    Naming a Minor as a Beneficiary of an IRA
    Dear Liza: I want to name my minor grandchildren as beneficiaries of my IRA account. How do I do that? Can I use my Will? It’s a smart idea to name minors as beneficiaries of your IRAs.  Since they are young,…
  • Sep 24

    Getting Good Advice When You Are The Beneficiary

    Getting Good Advice When You Are The Beneficiary
    Dear Liza: After dealing with an unexpected death of my spouse my head is still spinning.. My spouse was very private after a divorce  and we kept our affairs separate. Now the Will, of which I was unaware, allows me to stay in our home…
  • Aug 5

    Planning Beats Avoidance

    Planning Beats Avoidance
    Dear Liza: We live in Nebraska.  I own a ranch with my brother.  Part of it we inherited and a small part we purchased from family members.  The total value of the ranch is $2.7 million.  We have a buy sell agreement…
Rank this Week: 1910

Potter Law Firm Blog

Potter Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.potterestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Sep 29

    Should I Use a Corporate Trustee?

    Should I Use a Corporate Trustee?
    Trusts can be very useful for a wide variety of people. Some trusts are used by high net worth individuals who are exposed to the federal estate tax. These would be irrevocable trusts. This type of trust could also be used by people who want…
  • Sep 26

    Is Estate Planning Strictly for Senior Citizens?

    Is Estate Planning Strictly for Senior Citizens?
    People often procrastinate when it comes to estate planning. Studies show that most Americans are not fully prepared, and as you may imagine, younger people are particularly remiss. If you are a younger adult, you may feel as though you will…
  • Sep 24

    Will Medicare Pay for All of My Medical Expenses?

    Will Medicare Pay for All of My Medical Expenses?
    When you are planning ahead for retirement, you should be aware of what you can expect from the Medicare program. Sometimes people overestimate the capabilities of the program, and this can lead to difficulties late in your life. To qualify…
Rank this Week: 2752

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • Sep 29

    How Do I Know If I Have a Bare-Bones Trust or Will?

    How Do I Know If I Have a Bare-Bones Trust or Will?
    You may have heard the terms “bare-bones trust” or “bare-bones Will” before used in a negative context, prompting you to ask yourself “ How do I know if I have a bare-bones trust or Will? ” The answer to…
  • Sep 24

    Medicaid Is Only for the Poor Correct?

    Medicaid Is Only for the Poor Correct?
    Unless you have been a Medicaid recipient in the past, chances are good that you have a number of misconceptions where the program is concerned. For example, you may believe that Medicaid is only for the poor or only covers children. While it…
  • Sep 22

    How Long Does It Take to Set Up a Trust?

    How Long Does It Take to Set Up a Trust?
    A comprehensive estate plan can be as simple or as complex as your needs warrant. For most people, the foundation of any estate plan is a Last Will and Testament. If you are young, single, and without significant assets you may not need more…
Rank this Week: 3922

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Sep 29

    Three Common Estate Planning Misconception

    Three Common Estate Planning Misconception
    There are a number of misconceptions that people sometimes harbor about estate planning, and we would like to take a look at three of them here. 1. Estate planning is not important yet because I’m still relatively young. There is a lot…
  • Sep 26

    Unequal Inheritances: Communicate With Loved One

    Unequal Inheritances: Communicate With Loved One
    In many ways estate planning is a delicate subject, and this is one of the reasons why so many people go through life without an estate plan. Though it is true that some difficult decisions must be made, the sooner you make them the better…
  • Sep 24

    Inheritance Planning After Death of Spouse

    Inheritance Planning After Death of Spouse
    Estate planning is something that is typically done in stages. When you first put a plan in place as a single young adult your income level, your savings and insurance, and your level of responsibility to family members will dictate some of…
Rank this Week: 3942

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 29

    Keeping Your Estate Plan Up-To-Date

    Keeping Your Estate Plan Up-To-Date
    You should review and possibly update your estate plan any time your life changes significantly.
  • Sep 26

    The Digital Afterlife

    The Digital Afterlife
    In this digital age, it is important to make sure you digital assets are part of your overall estate plan.
  • Sep 24

    Rising Costs of Special Needs Care

    Rising Costs of Special Needs Care
    It is important to take a long term view of caregiving when families are planning for a special needs child.
Rank this Week: 2280

California Probate and Estate…

California Probate and Estate Planning Blog

Covers California probate and estate planning including law changes, legal strategies, and detailed descriptions of the options available. By Meissner, Joseph & Palley, Inc.

http://www.californiaprobate.info/blog
  • Sep 29

    Dying on your terms and POLST

    Dying on your terms and POLST
    My grandma is 98 years old…. or should I say 98 years YOUNG!?  She called last week to tell me about a great article in the LA Times.  It’s about dying on YOUR TERMS. In fact, the headline in the … Continue…
  • Aug 20

    Robin Williams estate in the new

    Robin Williams estate in the new
    I was reading this article about Robin Williams’ estate. It is written by a Minnesota lawyer.  I am not saying the story is “wrong” but it is a little misleading. Now that makes for better reading than a 100% accurate…
  • Aug 12

    California Insurance Code Section 10113.71 Form

    California Insurance Code Section 10113.71 Form
    Have you gotten forms from your life insurance companies giving you the option of providing them an alternate person to receive your lapse notices? I love this! It all stems from California Assembly Bill 1747 which became effective January 1,…
Rank this Week: 1616

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 29

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 1)

    Using Social Media? Beware of Ethical Pitfalls (Part 1)
    The following is a guest blog post by Jonathan Rubens, a principal at Javid Rubens LLP in San Francisco, which represents clients in business transactions and advises them on data security, privacy, trademark and copyright issues. Attorneys…
  • Sep 26

    Coordinate Your Discovery Method

    Coordinate Your Discovery Method
    Often you can use more than one discovery method to get the same facts or evidence. You can take a pick-and-choose approach to your methodology, or better yet, use a coordinated approach that aims multiple discovery methods at the same…
  • Sep 24

    10 Tips for Drafting a Parenting Plan

    10 Tips for Drafting a Parenting Plan
    When parents don’t agree on a child custody issue, the parenting plan is the tiebreaker. Given this power, family law attorneys need to draft parenting plans with the utmost care to make sure that uncertainty and ambiguity don’t…
Rank this Week: 1451

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 29

    Is the Trustee Required to Provide a Copy of the Trust or Financial Record

    Is the Trustee Required to Provide a Copy of the Trust or Financial Record
    Knowing Your Rights as a Long Island Trust Beneficiary While the majority of trusts on Long Island are handled without any issues between the beneficiary and the trustee, there are times where tensions may arise. A big source of tension can…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2424

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: 276

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 29

    What if My Estate Does Not Have Enough Money?

    What if My Estate Does Not Have Enough Money?
    The main goal of any estate plan is to provide for your loved ones, both financially and emotionally, after you die.  However, if your estate does not have enough money, or liquidity, your family may be left with much less than you…
  • Sep 25

    What Is a Family Wealth Trust?

    What Is a Family Wealth Trust?
    Trusts can be very valuable wealth planning instruments, to be used for asset protection as well as safeguarding family wealth.  Trusts can also be used to regulate a younger family member access to property if necessary, while providing…
  • Sep 22

    How to Fund a Living Trust

    How to Fund a Living Trust
    There are many benefits to be gained from creating a living trust.  Some of these benefits include being able to protect certain property for your beneficiaries, reducing estate taxes, planning for your incapacity and avoiding will…
Rank this Week: 1655

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 29

    The Art of Estate Planning: What to Do With the Client’s Tangible Wealth

    The Art of Estate Planning: What to Do With the Client’s Tangible Wealth
    Art, Antiques, Jewelry, Sports Memorabilia, Books, Wine Collections, Classic Cars, etc… These are all unique assets with unique laws that impact tax planning, estate planning and decision making. You don’t want to let your…
  • Sep 26

    Does Your Company Need A Transfusion?

    Does Your Company Need A Transfusion?
    Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a crystal ball when we hired salespeople? We could gaze past the haze to see into the future determining if the candidate can prospect, cold call, close, self -start and work as part of a team.…
  • Sep 24

    Planning Takes the Edge Off

    Planning Takes the Edge Off
    In my last blog, I focused on how health care powers of attorney can be useful. Today, I’d like to focus on planning in general. Clients often think that estate planning is for other people: It’s for people on their death bed; or…
Rank this Week: 1801

The Estate Planning and Wealth…

The Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation Blog for Trusted Advisors

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

http://estateplanning.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 29

    What Happens to My ITunes Account When I Die?

    What Happens to My ITunes Account When I Die?
    In today’s digital world, many clients are beginning to ask questions like, “What happens to my accounts on the Cloud, like my iTunes and Instagram accounts, when I die?” and “Will the executor of my estate have…
  • Aug 13

    Back to School: Health Care Directives and Powers of Attorney for College Student

    Back to School: Health Care Directives and Powers of Attorney for College Student
    As summer draws to a close, millions of young adults will head off to college in the next few weeks.  If one of these is your son or daughter (or you have clients with children in college), do yourself a favor and…
  • Jun 19

    Supreme Court: “Inherited IRAs Not Protected From Creditors in Bankruptcy”

    Supreme Court: “Inherited IRAs Not Protected From Creditors in Bankruptcy”
    Last week, in Clark et ux v. Rameker, Trustee, et al., the United States Supreme Court ruled that funds held in inherited IRAs do not fall within the meaning of the bankruptcy code’s exemption for  ”retirement…
Rank this Week: 3783

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
  • Sep 29

    Cyber Attacks: It’s no longer “if” it will happen, but “when” it will happen

    Cyber Attacks: It’s no longer “if” it will happen, but “when” it will happen
    The vast majority of us are not running international, Fortune 500 operations. We are leading, or working with, small to mid-sized businesses. With that comes the false sense of security that cyber thieves aren’t targeting…
  • Sep 25

    Cabin LLCs: The Basic

    Cabin LLCs: The Basic
    For many, cabins provide an opportunity to get away from it all, to spend time with family and friends (maybe beside a body of water) and decompress from daily life. Unfortunately, cabins can also cause […]Cabin LLCs: The Basics is a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1597

Iowa Estate Plan

Iowa Estate Plan

Covers information and news on estate planning and probate. By Matthew Gardner.

http://www.iowaestateplan.com/
  • Sep 28

    New Law in Iowa Involving Joint Ownership Designation and Deed

    New Law in Iowa Involving Joint Ownership Designation and Deed
    Effective January 1, 2015, a new law will go into effect that can be effective and useful in several situations.Deeds with married couple, joint tenants or survivor language - As I've written before, there can be issues (and have been…
  • Jun 22

    Post-Marital Agreements in Iowa - Inching Closer?

    Post-Marital Agreements in Iowa - Inching Closer?
    Iowa remains one of the few (if not last) hold-out state that doesn't permit post-marital agreements.  (Agreements that allow a married couple to plan the division of their assets by their own agreement and separate from some default…
  • Apr 10

    Governor Branstad Signs New Uniform Power of Attorney Bill in Iowa

    Governor Branstad Signs New Uniform Power of Attorney Bill in Iowa
    Well, it was a long time coming, but following unanimous passage in the Iowa House and Iowa Senate, today Governor Branstad signed the Uniform Power of Attorney bill into law.  The Uniform POA is a substantial and long-overdue…
Rank this Week: 828

The Law Office of Michael…

The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C.

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.mrobinsonlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 28

    What is Probate in New York?

    What is Probate in New York?
    What is Probate in New York? from Michael Robinson When you are planning your estate, you should understand a bit about probate. Learn more about New York probate in this presentation.
  • Sep 23

    What is Estate Planning?

    What is Estate Planning?
    What is Estate Planning? from Michael Robinson When you are planning your estate, you should also prepare for the end of your life. Learn more about New York estate planning in this presentation.
  • Sep 16

    What Is a Payable on Death Account?

    What Is a Payable on Death Account?
    There are many different ways to facilitate future asset transfers, and some of them are more effective than others. Before you make any decisions, you would do well to discuss your options with a licensed estate planning attorney. People…
Rank this Week: 2730

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Sep 28

    A $500,000 Estate Planning Mistake (Part 2)

    A $500,000 Estate Planning Mistake (Part 2)
                    Last week we were talking about Mary, who is losing out on a $500,000 401k her husband left to her in his will.  So, why is the 401k custodian…
  • Sep 21

    A $500,000 Estate Planning Mistake

    A $500,000 Estate Planning Mistake
                    Mary called after her husband, John had died.   She had questions about his will and his 401k.   Mary was John’s second wife…
  • Sep 14

    Can I Leave the House to my Children and not my Spouse? (Part 2)

    Can I Leave the House to my Children and not my Spouse? (Part 2)
                    Last week I was telling you about Sara, who called about her Mom.  Dad left the house to Sara and her sisters but because of something called the…
Rank this Week: 3375

Tennessee Wills and Estates

Tennessee Wills and Estates

Provides commentary on wills, probate law and estate planning. By Jason A. Lee

http://www.tennesseewillsandestates.com
Rank this Week: 3293