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Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

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

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1053

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Jul 1

    Stipulations for the End of a Depo

    Stipulations for the End of a Depo
    There are certain stipulations entered into at the end of the deposition that can be very useful. Check out these stipulation suggestions, along with sample language to get them on the record. Consider seeking the following stipulations at…
  • Jun 29

    6 Ways to Help Clients Avoid a Data Breach

    6 Ways to Help Clients Avoid a Data Breach
    It is not “if” but “when” your client will be the victim of a data breach. But despite the growing risks and many high-profile breaches, there are still businesses that are woefully underprepared. Here’s how you…
  • Jun 27

    Dead Man Talking

    Dead Man Talking
    When there’s a suit involving someone’s estate, can you get into evidence a hearsay statement by the person who has died? If the statement falls under this exception to the hearsay rule, the dead person may have his or her say in…
Rank this Week: 1268

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, veterans benefits and special needs trusts. By Mark E. Wight.

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
Rank this Week: 2977

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Jul 1

    6 Productivity Tips for Working Remotely

    6 Productivity Tips for Working Remotely
    With the holiday weekend upon us, most of us are looking forward to three full days away from the office, but for many of the estimated nine million people in the U.S. who work remotely, “unplugging” can be more of a challenge.…
  • Jun 29

    International Estate Planning Needs May Increase with “Brexit”

    International Estate Planning Needs May Increase with “Brexit”
    Recently, the world was stunned when the United Kingdom voted narrowly to leave the European Union. This exit of Britain, often called “Brexit”, could have many consequences, mainly in Europe, but some in the United States, as…
  • Jun 27

    To Cloud or Not To Cloud?

    To Cloud or Not To Cloud?
    As cloud computing proves that it’s here to stay, every user and non-user seems to have an opinion on whether it’s a benefit or a way of making your company’s valuable assets even more vulnerable to hackers. I’m not…
Rank this Week: 1368

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 162

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 2546

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, asset protection, charitable giving, and business law. By Kyle E. Krull.

http://blog.kylekrull.com/kansas-missouri-estate-planning/
Rank this Week: 1184

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Article on New Zealand Trust Taxation

    Article on New Zealand Trust Taxation
    Mark Brabazon recently published an Article entitled, Trust Residence, Grantor Taxation and the Settlor Regime in New Zealand, New Zealand J. Taxation L. & Policy (Forthcoming 2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article:…
  • Jun 30

    The Florida Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

    The Florida Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
    As the age of technology flourishes, digital media assets are becoming increasing popular. The Florida Governor signed the Florida Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act into law on March 10, 2016. The Act allows people to plan for the…
  • Jun 30

    Article on Exceptions to Traditional Texas Partnership Interest

    Article on Exceptions to Traditional Texas Partnership Interest
    Nikki L. Laing recently published an Article entitled, Planner Beware: A Peculiar Exception to Traditional Texas Community Property Rules, 8 Est. Plan. & Community Prop. L.J. (Book 2) 423 (Forthcoming 2016). Provided below is an abstract…
Rank this Week: 69

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Attorney as Beneficiary of a Client's Estate (Don't do it!)

    Attorney as Beneficiary of a Client's Estate (Don't do it!)
    Santa Barbara County CourthouseAttorneys can receive gifts from clients. For example, one client gave me cookies during the holiday season a few years ago. Attorneys, however, should generally never write a testamentary instrument that…
  • Jun 17

    Amanuensis - Estate of Stephen

    Amanuensis - Estate of Stephen
    Can a person sign for somebody else on a document without their written authorization, e.g. on a deed? The answer is yes. The legal term for this is "amanuensis." See  Estate of Stephens (2002) 28 C4th 665.In Estate of Stephens, the…
  • Jun 2

    Holographic Will

    Holographic Will
    This unpublished appellate opinion demonstrates how certain facts ostensibly entice litigation.  Callahan v. Callahan, Los Angeles Superior Court Case # BP108910.  John Callahan was originally  married to Pauline Callahan…
Rank this Week: 3337

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
  • Jun 30

    Please: get the correct acknowledgement if you want to deduct that property contribution

    Please: get the correct acknowledgement if you want to deduct that property contribution
    “Close” counts with horseshoes and hand grenades. Unfortunately, it doesn’t count for entitlement to deduct a charitable contribution, once the amount claimed exceeds a trigger point. When that happens, the taxpayer’s…
  • Jun 20

    PROBATE CODE UPDATES

    PROBATE CODE UPDATES
    Starting August 1, 2016, the amounts available under the Minnesota Probate Code (Minn. Stat. Ch. 524) for a number of issues will be adjusted for the first time in more than 25 years. These issues […]
  • Jun 3

    MN Animal Lovers – Rejoice!

    MN Animal Lovers – Rejoice!
    Until recently, Minnesota was one of the few remaining states that did not allow for a trust to be created for the benefit of animal. However, this past legislative session H.F. No. 1372 was signed […]
Rank this Week: 3245

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/
  • Jun 30

    I Don’t Need an Estate Plan until I’m Older and/or Wealthy Right?

    I Don’t Need an Estate Plan until I’m Older and/or Wealthy Right?
    This is an article from the law office of Amen, Gantner & Capriano (http://www.yourestatematters.com/) in St. Louis, Missouri, that we thought others may find helpful. When it comes to estate planning, there are a number of common myths…
  • Jun 23

    What Is a Stretch IRA?

    What Is a Stretch IRA?
    This is an article from the Northern California Center for Estate Planning & Elder Law (http://www.norcalplanners.com/) in Sacramento, California, that we thought others may find helpful. Estate planning attorneys often help people who…
  • Jun 16

    Some Commonly Asked Estate Planning Question

    Some Commonly Asked Estate Planning Question
    This is an article from the Vermillion Law Firm, LLC (http://www.vermillionlawfirm.com/) in Dallas, Texas, that we thought others may find helpful. The estate planning process is something that everyone should do, but it’s also…
Rank this Week: 2263

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jun 30

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

    Settlor’s, Trustee’s and Beneficiary’s – Meet your “Jedi Knight”, Trust Protector
    Trust Protectors: An Extra Layer of Protection Traditionally, a trust has three main participants, a settlor, a trustee, and one or more beneficiaries.  A settlor creates and/or contributes property to the trust.  A trustee manages…
  • Jun 24

    B.B. King, a music legend – Undue Influence and Capacity in real life

    B.B. King, a music legend – Undue Influence and Capacity in real life
    B.B. King Estate Fight: One Year Later and No End in Sight Legendary blues musician B.B. King passed away on May 14, 2015 due to congestive heart failure at the age of 89.  In a will created in 2007, King named his longtime business…
  • Jun 20

    Personal representative designation in Last Will and Testament – Convicted Felon

    Personal representative designation in Last Will and Testament – Convicted Felon
    Florida Limitation on Convicted Felons Serving as Personal Representatives in Probate Administration When contemplating preparing a last will and testament, there are many options that have to be considered before drafting can begin. One…
Rank this Week: 3931

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jun 30

    Feelings not enough in cottage fight

    Feelings not enough in cottage fight
    You have an emotional connection to your late grandfather’s cottage. Your mother and your grandfather’s estate trustees hate each other. You don’t think that they will treat you fairly if you want to buy the cottage. Is this…
  • Jun 29

    What Can One Do About a Senior’s Decision to Live Alone at Home ‘Unsafely’?

    What Can One Do About a Senior’s Decision to Live Alone at Home ‘Unsafely’?
    A frequent dilemma is the senior who is determined to remain living alone at home despite concerns that it may no longer be safe. What can one do about it? The first step is to enquire if there are power of attorney (POA) for property and…
  • Jun 28

    SHARES ISSUED FOR NOMIMAL CONSIDERATION: BE WARY OF VALUATION

    SHARES ISSUED FOR NOMIMAL CONSIDERATION: BE WARY OF VALUATION
    Recently, the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) was asked to comment on the tax consequences that may result from implementing an estate planning or income splitting arrangement which involves the issuance of shares that entitled the…
Rank this Week: 3151

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    How to Handle Financial Exploitation of a Senior in North Dakota

    How to Handle Financial Exploitation of a Senior in North Dakota
    Sadly, elder abuse is a wide-spread, and growing, problem in the United States. When most people think of elder abuse they think of physical and/or mental abuse; however, experts tell us that financial abuse is by far the most prevalent form…
  • Jun 28

    Addressing Nursing Home Expense

    Addressing Nursing Home Expense
    When you are passing through the earlier stages of adulthood, nursing home expenses are probably going to be the furthest thing from your mind. Even as you start to get older, your ability to remain active is probably very important to you.…
  • Jun 24

    Probate Basics: What You Need to Know about Probate in North Dakota

    Probate Basics: What You Need to Know about Probate in North Dakota
    Probate Basics: What You Need to Know about Probate in North Dakota from Raymond German When someone dies, they leave behind an estate that is made up of the assets they owned at the time of death. Eventually, those assets need to be…
Rank this Week: 2277

New Jersey Estate Planning Center…

New Jersey Estate Planning Center Blog

Covers New Jersey estate planning. By Media Law Group.

http://www.jerseyestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    What to Do When You and Your Spouse Do Not Agree About How to Leave Behind Assets for Your Children

    What to Do When You and Your Spouse Do Not Agree About How to Leave Behind Assets for Your Children
    Most spouses can come together on the basic tenants of putting together an estate plan, but things can become tricky if one parent is more trusting of a child’s ability to control money than his or her spouse is. There are many…
  • Jun 23

    What Role Does Insurance Play in My Estate Planning?

    What Role Does Insurance Play in My Estate Planning?
    In a story recently covered by a New Jersey 101.5, many couples are thinking about the benefits of having a life insurance plan in place. It makes a great of sense to have a life insurance plan and goal in order to protect your…
  • Jun 16

    Top Questions to Ask an Estate Planning Attorney

    Top Questions to Ask an Estate Planning Attorney
    Before you hire someone to help you with the process of estate planning in New Jersey, you need to evaluate the attorney. Deciding who to work with is a process of examining that individuals experience, commitment to you, and general…
Rank this Week: 4618

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    FLORIDA ESTATE PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS WITH LARGE INHERITANCES

    FLORIDA ESTATE PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS WITH LARGE INHERITANCES
    Receiving a large inheritance can be an unexpected windfall or curse to a beneficiary. To avoid a negative outcome, it is not uncommon for individuals to evaluate alternative methods to transfer wealth to their beneficiaries. A recent survey…
  • Jun 24

    NEW 2016 CONNECTICUT POWER OF ATTORNEY LAW

    NEW 2016 CONNECTICUT POWER OF ATTORNEY LAW
    Effective October 1, 2016, the new Connecticut law governing “Powers of Attorney” (written designations of authority) will go into effect (a major update to the 1965 law. The new law, known as the Connecticut Uniform Power of…
  • Jun 10

    FLORIDA GUARDIAN CHARGES BIG BUCKS TO PROTECT WARD WITH ALZHEIMER'S LIVING IN HUNGARY

    FLORIDA GUARDIAN CHARGES BIG BUCKS TO PROTECT WARD WITH ALZHEIMER'S LIVING IN HUNGARY
    www.abcactionnews.com A grieving daughter is fighting against a system that was designed to protect her dadSARASOTA, Fla. - A grieving daughter is fighting against a system that was designed to protect her dad. She regrets the decision of…
Rank this Week: 1818

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
  • Jun 29

    Fessler Schneider & Grimme wish you a happy holiday

    Fessler Schneider & Grimme wish you a happy holiday
    To our families and friends   Everyone at Fessler, Schneider & Grimme wishes you a happy Fourth of July. Celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence some 240 years ago! Celebrate being a citizen of the USA!!!! Enjoy a…
  • Jun 9

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Ft. Thoma

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Ft. Thoma
    You were not at fault for the accident that killed or crippled someone. However, the shock and general concern are causing you to suffer from emotional and psychological pain as well as the physical injury pain. You are entitled to have all…
  • May 25

    Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    I took my coughing, aching, exhausted self to a nurse practitioner. She took one look at me and said, “Don’t need to do tests for this, you have bad allergies. Go get these OTC allergy meds.” Soon I was spiking a fever and…
Rank this Week: 2127

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeestatelawblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Help Protect Elders Against Fraud and Abuse

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

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

    How Can I Avoid Probate in Tennessee? Start by Titling Assets with Purpose
    I probably hear some variation of this concern more than any other in consulting with estate planning clients: the desire to avoid probate. Whether they have heard horror stories about probate or have been through a rough experience…
  • Jun 3

    I Have Young Children. What Should Be in My Will?

    I Have Young Children. What Should Be in My Will?
    Most everyone should have a Last Will and Testament. Wills not only allow you (and not the state legislature) to determine how your assets will be distributed after your death, they also can help avoid costly and divisive family squabbles.…
Rank this Week: 2223

Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer…

Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer Blog

Covers asseet protection planning and issues. By Weisman, Young & Ruemenapp.

http://www.michiganassetprotectionlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Anonymity of Business Entities … Soon to Be a Thing of the Past?

    Anonymity of Business Entities … Soon to Be a Thing of the Past?
    We have become so used to it that we no longer give it any thought. There is no requirement under Michigan law (as well as most other states’ laws) to disclose the beneficial owners of limited liability companies and corporations.…
  • Jun 1

    New Twist on Charging Order

    New Twist on Charging Order
    It is not surprising that in the world of asset protection planning we have written extensively about charging orders. This is the collection remedy employed by creditors against debtors owning a membership interest in a limited liability…
  • May 17

    IRS Successfully Liens Beneficiary’s Interest in Support Trust

    IRS Successfully Liens Beneficiary’s Interest in Support Trust
    There is the understandable perception that by establishing a trust for your beneficiary which contains substantial restrictions on distributions and gives a trustee discretion to determine the timing and amount of distributions that…
Rank this Week: 897

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/
  • Jun 29

    Condo & Homeowners’ Associations No Longer Need Unanimous Approval To Limit Or Prohibit Leasing

    Condo & Homeowners’ Associations No Longer Need Unanimous Approval To Limit Or Prohibit Leasing
    Governor Wolf recently signed a Bill that makes it much easier for condominium and homeowners’ associations to limit leasing in their communities.  House Bill 1340 makes it clear that a leasing restriction can be passed without…
  • Jun 9

    Big Changes for the Pennsylvania Liquor Code

    Big Changes for the Pennsylvania Liquor Code
    You may have been surprised to see the news on the front page of the newspaper this morning: More convenient beer and wine sales? Sure, say shoppers Q&A: What does Pennsylvania’s new liquor law mean for you? Believe it or not, the…
  • May 27

    Reflections on Leadership Lancaster – The Finale

    Reflections on Leadership Lancaster – The Finale
    As a proud member of the Leadership Lancaster Core Class of 2016, I will be posting periodic updates of my experiences in the program. Learn more about Leadership Lancaster at www.leadershiplancaster.org or feel free to contact me directly…
Rank this Week: 4756

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
  • Jun 29

    Four Documents You Must Have

    Four Documents You Must Have
    What ideas should you be familiar with when going to see an estate planning attorney? An article on cincinnati.com says there are four things you should know a little about before your first meeting with your estate planning attorney. They…
  • Jun 22

    Estate Planning Mistakes By Celebritie

    Estate Planning Mistakes By Celebritie
    Celebrities continue to make huge mistakes where estate planning is concerned. A story on insurancenewsnet.com examines a number of cases where celebrities failed to do the right thing where estate planning was concerned. Among the…
  • Jun 15

    Working Daughters Face Special Crisi

    Working Daughters Face Special Crisi
    Working moms have it rough, but there are resources available to them to navigate the choppy seas. An article in The Atlantic says working daughters have few such resources. There are 44 million unpaid eldercare providers in the United…
Rank this Week: 1050

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.czepigalaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 28

    We’re Expanding…Adding Attorneys, Staff and a New Milford Office

    We’re Expanding…Adding Attorneys, Staff and a New Milford Office
    Exciting news! We are happy to announce that on July 1st, we merge with the Law Offices of Barbara W. Reynolds and Lynda Lee Arnold of New Milford. This merger adds two seasoned attorneys and additional staff members to further assist you…
  • Jun 23

    Paying Home Care Workers – Are You Compliant?

    Paying Home Care Workers – Are You Compliant?
    If you employ a home care worker either for yourself or to help care for a family member, you understand first hand just how vital their services are to maintaining quality of life. The value of these hard-working professionals is hard to…
  • Jun 16

    How Good is Your Hearing? Find Out With a Phone Call

    How Good is Your Hearing? Find Out With a Phone Call
    Good news!  You can now take a hearing test over the phone. That’s right, the National Institute of Health has provided a grant to support this easy test that you can take in the privacy of your home. Why should you consider taking…
Rank this Week: 2776

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
Rank this Week: 967

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Covers Social Security disability law and special needs trusts. By Sheri R. Abrams.

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1120

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/
  • Jun 28

    Elizabeth White Attains Certification as an Elder Law Attorney

    Elizabeth White Attains Certification as an Elder Law Attorney
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  • Jun 20

    Getting the Right Power of Attorney

    Getting the Right Power of Attorney
    We never know what life has in store for us. We are always at risk of becoming temporarily or permanently incapacitated due to accident, illness, or aging. A power of attorney allows you (the “principal”) to give someone else (your…
  • Jun 7

    Something Beautiful…..

    Something Beautiful…..
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Rank this Week: 478

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Estate Planning, Charitable Pledges, and Community Property

    Estate Planning, Charitable Pledges, and Community Property
    Many people pledge money to charity as part of their estate planning. In California, charitable pledges are generally not enforceable in court unless the donor receives some consideration, thereby creating a binding contract. For example, if…
  • Jun 26

    Should My Estate Plan Be Digital?

    Should My Estate Plan Be Digital?
    For many of us the “paperless office” is a reality. Our personal and professional lives reside online through our laptops, smart phones, and cloud storage. But what does this mean for our estate planning? Recently, an article on…
  • Jun 25

    What Happens if the Beneficiaries Named in My Will Die Before I Do?

    What Happens if the Beneficiaries Named in My Will Die Before I Do?
    When making a last will and testament, you may assume that the beneficiaries you name will outlive you. Of course, that is not always the case. So what happens, for example, if you leave your brother $10,000 in your will and he dies before…
Rank this Week: 277

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

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

    The Old Bailey: A Sabbatical in England

    The Old Bailey: A Sabbatical in England
    As we finished our coffee, Sarah Whitehouse, my sabbatical facilitator, said it was time to go to court. We fetched our umbrellas and headed off to the Central Criminal Court located in the famous courthouse, The Old Bailey.The Old Bailey is…
  • Jun 23

    The Briton Vote: A Sabbatical in England

    The Briton Vote: A Sabbatical in England
    Today is a big day for Briton; voters will decide whether to remain in the European Community, or leave it. As I have been traveling through England on my sabbatical these past few weeks, this question has loomed large in the media, in the…
  • Jun 20

    The English Barrister: A Sabbatical in England

    The English Barrister: A Sabbatical in England
    Early morning rain was falling steadily from the gray London sky as I made my way to the Holborn Street underground station. It was the first day of my sabbatical, and I was keen to make the most of it. I got off the train at St. Paul's and…
Rank this Week: 4833

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
  • Jun 27

    CONSOLIDATE YOUR ASSETS INTO YOUR TRUST

    CONSOLIDATE YOUR ASSETS INTO YOUR TRUST
    As you likely know, in the email world, to use ALL CAPS means that you are “yelling.”  Or, should I say, “YELLING!?”  So the title to this post could be construed as my YELLING and I am ok with that. For the…
  • Apr 1

    Lessons from mom on estate planning

    Lessons from mom on estate planning
    It’s only been three weeks, to the day, since my mom died and I have a few thoughts on what I have learned in regard to her estate planning matters. Some things done right and things not done right. VICTORY: My mom named me as…
  • Mar 29

    Losing a loved one

    Losing a loved one
    We have all lost a loved one… or will eventually lose a loved one. Losing a loved one is hard there is no question. It is a sad reality of life though.  I lost my dad when I was 14. I remember it well of course.  My mom was a…
Rank this Week: 570

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Jun 27

    Petitioner Brings Case for Full and Final Settlement of Account

    Petitioner Brings Case for Full and Final Settlement of Account
    A New York Probate Lawyer said that this is a proceeding brought before the Surrogate’s Court, Kings County for judicial settlement of the first and final account of proceedings of the CM Bank, National Association, as trustee under…
  • Jun 26

    Petitioner Brings Will Construction Case to Court

    Petitioner Brings Will Construction Case to Court
    A Kings County Will Contest Lawyer said that, the two subscribing witnesses testified to the due execution of decedent’s holographic will and to her testamentary capacity at the time of the execution; that the last page of the…
  • Jun 25

    Contestant Made Application for Order Vacating Demand for Bill of Particular

    Contestant Made Application for Order Vacating Demand for Bill of Particular
    A New York Estate Lawyer said that, the contestant has made application to the Court for an order vacating and setting aside the proponent’s demand for a bill of particulars, or in the alternative, modifying said demand, and for such…
Rank this Week: 1388

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

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

    5 Legal Issues Facing Grandparent

    5 Legal Issues Facing Grandparent
    Most people assume that by the time they are grandparents, they will not have too many parenting-like hassles. Your kids are fully grown and self-sufficient. Some may even have their own families. Most likely you are now looking toward…
  • Jun 20

    Steps to Administering an Estate

    Steps to Administering an Estate
    The administration process of an estate or trust will typically take six months to a year to complete – and that is a big role to take for anyone. The fiduciary will have numerous tasks that they must complete as part of their role as…
  • Jun 13

    Do I Need to Hire an Attorney to Create a Trust?

    Do I Need to Hire an Attorney to Create a Trust?
    You already know the benefits of creating a living trust – and you want your estate to avoid probate court. But, how do you proceed after you have made such a decision? You may be curious if you can create your own trust. After all,…
Rank this Week: 1683

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch…

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch Blog

Illinois attorney blog for estate planning, wills, trusts and probate.

http://www.illinoisestateplan.com/blog
  • Jun 27

    Ernie Banks Estate, Part 10: Settlement Talks and More

    Ernie Banks Estate, Part 10: Settlement Talks and More
    This is the ninth installment in my series on various legal aspects of the Estate of Ernie Banks. You can read my first nine pieces here. I’m back! It’s been a couple months since my last blog post and over six months since my…
  • Apr 5

    A Brief Introduction to Premarital Agreement

    A Brief Introduction to Premarital Agreement
    Premarital (aka prenuptial) agreements are sometimes a touchy subject (and often fodder for celebrity gossip). OK, maybe more than sometimes. I think that’s because they are often viewed as nothing more than pre-planning for divorce.…
  • Mar 16

    Trust Funding: Top 5 Overlooked Asset

    Trust Funding: Top 5 Overlooked Asset
    The cornerstone of the vast majority of estate plans that I create for our clients is the revocable living trust. They help clients achieve a wide array of estate planning goals by providing a comprehensive set of instructions for managing,…
Rank this Week: 2216

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Jun 26

    Medicaid Estate Recovery – The Facts (Part 1) #MedicaidEstateRecovery

    Medicaid Estate Recovery – The Facts (Part 1) #MedicaidEstateRecovery
                I got a call the other day from the son of a client.  We had obtained Medicaid for his father, preserving the home and just under $120,000 under Medicaid’s…
  • Jun 19

    When Protecting Assets Beware of Capital Gains Tax (Part 3)

    When Protecting Assets Beware of Capital Gains Tax (Part 3)
                The last two weeks I have been explaining the danger of ignoring a potential capital gains tax while focusing on the avoidance of estate tax and asset protection from the cost…
  • Jun 12

    When Protecting Assets Beware of Capital Gains Tax (Part 2)

    When Protecting Assets Beware of Capital Gains Tax (Part 2)
                 Last week I told you that when protecting assets from the cost of long term care or from an estate tax when you pass away, there is another tax – capital gains tax…
Rank this Week: 2772

Estate Planning & Probate 411

Estate Planning & Probate 411

Covers California probate, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, incapacity and related topics. By Helene P. Dreyer Koch.

http://indianwellsestateplanningattorney.com/
  • Jun 25

    How Can You Help with Their College Expenses?

    How Can You Help with Their College Expenses?
    If you have children or grandchildren who have not yet completed their college education, you may be wondering how to help them achieve that goal. Two popular choices are the 529 College Education Plan and an Education Trust. A 529 ……
  • Feb 19

    What Is a POLST and Do I Need One Instead of a Medical Power of Attorney?

    What Is a POLST and Do I Need One Instead of a Medical Power of Attorney?
    POLST stands for “Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment.” It differs from an Advance Healthcare Directive (aka medical power of attorney or power of attorney for healthcare) in several ways and is NOT intended to replace…
  • Feb 19

    What Is a POLST and Do I Need One Instead of a Medical Power of Attorney?

    What Is a POLST and Do I Need One Instead of a Medical Power of Attorney?
    POLST stands for “Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment.” It differs from an Advance Healthcare Directive (aka medical power of attorney or power of attorney for healthcare) in several ways and is NOT intended to replace…
Rank this Week: 2198

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

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

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

    Surprise Fees? Not if You Read the Contract

    Surprise Fees? Not if You Read the Contract
    A local Kansas City television station recently ran a story about a consumer’s complaint that his preneed contract did not cover “surprise fees”.   The consumer had purchased the preneed contract from a Kansas City…
  • Jun 21

    Missouri’s June 30th Rules Committee Meeting: Time to Take the Lead

    Missouri’s June 30th Rules Committee Meeting: Time to Take the Lead
    In our January 3rd Post, we described the process (or lack of process) between the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors and the Division staff for establishing the examination procedures that would be applied to preneed sellers for…
  • Jun 12

    Installment Payments and Preneed: At the cost of the seller

    Installment Payments and Preneed: At the cost of the seller
    A preneed client recently complained about preneed shortfalls they were experiencing on trust funded contracts.  We went back to our 2014 blog post (The Factors Contributing to Preneed Shortfalls: Investment Return and Operator’s…
Rank this Week: 1774

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Cohabiting Seniors: Protect Your Right

    Cohabiting Seniors: Protect Your Right
    More and more seniors are living together without getting married. According to U.S. Census date, the number of cohabitating seniors nearly doubled between 1989 and 2000. For some seniors, marriage is not financially worth it or they do not…
  • Jun 18

    IRA Master Reaches 70 1/2

    IRA Master Reaches 70 1/2
    Natalie Choate, widely recognized as the authority on IRAs and estate planning, turns 70 1/2 this year. This age is key as it is the time when required IRA payouts begin. At 70 1/2, each year owners typically must withdraw a percentage of…
  • Jun 11

    Top Ten Reasons to Create an Estate Plan

    Top Ten Reasons to Create an Estate Plan
     LOSS OF CAPACITY. What if you become incompetent and unable to manage your own affairs? Without a plan, the court will select the person who manages your affairs. With a plan, you pick that person through a power of attorney. MINOR…
Rank this Week: 468

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/
  • Jun 24

    Should I Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance?

    Should I Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance?
    70 percent of seniors will eventually need living assistance and you should be aware of the potential long-term care costs that you could face as a senior. The post Should I Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance? appeared first on Law Office of…
  • Jun 15

    Protecting Your Family in a Digital World

    Protecting Your Family in a Digital World
    What follows are some of the tips and strategies provided by the speaker, Jeff Lanza, a Retired FBI Agent, on how to better protect yourself and your family in a digital world. The post Protecting Your Family in a Digital World appeared first…
  • Jun 9

    Commonly Asked Medi-Cal Questions (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    Commonly Asked Medi-Cal Questions (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    Q: Once I qualify for Medi-Cal, will the quality of long term care I receive be sub-standard? A:    No. It is illegal for a long term care facility to discriminate against someone receiving Medi-Cal benefits. By law, Medi-Cal…
Rank this Week: 1242

New York Estate Planning Lawyer…

New York Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Keep It Close or Outsource It: New York…

    Keep It Close or Outsource It: New York Corporate Trustees Who you name as a trustee is possibly the most important decision that a person who decides to create a trust will make. The trustee is responsible for distributing income and…
  • Jun 22

    Back to Basics: Discussing Death and Your Estate In New York

    Back to Basics: Discussing Death and Your Estate In New York
    No one likes discussing their own demise. The topic is generally considered taboo amongst most people and is possibly the most uncomfortable conversation topic. This is unfortunate for everyone though, because if a person is unable to discuss…
  • Jun 19

    Family Feud Forever: Dr. King’s Family Squabbles Continue

    Family Feud Forever: Dr. King’s Family Squabbles Continue
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. left behind a legacy of peace and understanding, but he may have been surprised by the legacy that his estate is forging. Last Friday, a Fulton County Superior Court Judge declined to make a ruling in a dispute over…
Rank this Week: 4915

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2832

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
  • Jun 24

    Corya and Woodward

    Corya and Woodward
    LIMITATIONS ON PROCEEDINGS AGAINST TRUSTEES:  CORYA, WOODWARD AND FLA. STAT. §736.1008 The Florida Trust Code contains a section titled “limitations on proceedings against trustees” that is a limitation of actions and…
  • Jun 14

    Can I fire my trustee

    Can I fire my trustee
    Over nearly 20 years, my law firm has received hundreds of phone calls asking – How can I fire my Trustee? or How can I remove my Trustee?  In Florida, getting rid of a Trustee is called a trustee removal action where a beneficiary…
  • May 14

    Convicted Felons Cannot Serve as Personal Representative

    Convicted Felons Cannot Serve as Personal Representative
    In Florida, a person is not qualified to act as personal representative of a decedent’s estate if the person has been convicted of a felony.  See, Fla.Stat. 733.303.  In a recent opinion, the Fourth District Court of…
Rank this Week: 4119

Potter Law Firm Blog

Potter Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.potterestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Jun 24

    Bad News for Social Security Recipient

    Bad News for Social Security Recipient
    Misconceptions abound when it comes to retirement programs for senior citizens. Before you look into the subject, you may believe that a comfortable retirement is waiting for you. Medicare will cover all health needs and income from…
  • Jun 22

    Legacy Planning: Things Money Can’t Buy

    Legacy Planning: Things Money Can’t Buy
    Legacy planning is a form of estate planning that can mean more than money on a number of different levels. Obviously, we all need financial resources, and you make sure that your loved ones receive their inheritances in the ideal manner when…
  • Jun 20

    Wills and Trusts: Understand the Difference

    Wills and Trusts: Understand the Difference
    There are people who make assumptions about estate planning documents. One of them is the notion that wills and trusts are pretty much the same thing. The idea is that a trust is just a fancy will that costs more money to create, but there is…
Rank this Week: 1266

New York Trusts & Estates…

New York Trusts & Estates Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyestatelitigationblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    Court Denies Motion to Dismiss Turnover Proceeding as Time Barred

    Court Denies Motion to Dismiss Turnover Proceeding as Time Barred
    A recent decision of the Kings County Surrogate’s Court demonstrates the importance of thoroughly analyzing all aspects of a statute of limitations defense prior to making a dismissal motion. In Matter of Coiro, the court denied such a…
  • May 23

    Representation of Charities by the Attorney General

    Representation of Charities by the Attorney General
    Many estate practitioners are familiar with contested matters in which a charity interested in the proceeding is cited, as is the Attorney General, and both the Attorney General and private counsel for the charity appear in the proceeding. In…
  • Mar 17

    Contingency Fees – Size Matter

    Contingency Fees – Size Matter
    While the Court of Appeals last year upheld the validity of contingency fee agreements in estate matters, particularly in litigation, where it approved contingency fees of over forty million dollars when the actual time spent was a fraction…
Rank this Week: 4001

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/
  • Jun 22

    Help may be needed in deciding on senior housing

    Help may be needed in deciding on senior housing
    Elderly people who value their independence and are accustomed to living alone are increasingly becoming incapable of doing so. The need for medical attention may prompt some older individuals to consider their options, including moving to a…
  • Jun 8

    Net gifts can be used to reduce gift tax rate

    Net gifts can be used to reduce gift tax rate
    One strategy to lower your taxable estate is lifetime giving. However, there is a gift tax rate of 40 percent. If you have exhausted your $5.43 million gift and estate tax exemption, and you wish to lower your gift taxes, consider the…
  • Jun 7

    Andrew Hook talks to Stretcher about revocable living trust

    Andrew Hook talks to Stretcher about revocable living trust
    In an interview for Stretcher.com, Attorney Andrew Hook explains the meaning of a revocable living trust by dividing the term into its main parts: “revocable,” “living” and “trust.” He describes a revocable…
Rank this Week: 2600

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 22

    Reasons to Revoke a Will

    Reasons to Revoke a Will
    As you likely know, it’s important to have a valid will in the event that something happens to you. This allows your loved ones to receive assets that you choose when you pass away, and in conjunction with other estate planning…
  • Jun 15

    Estate Planning Matters for All Age

    Estate Planning Matters for All Age
    There’s a tendency to think that estate planning in Massachusetts is only for someone at or near retirement age. This is based on the premise that estate planning is only for outlining what happens to your belongings after you pass…
  • Jun 8

    Hitting the Road for Summer Travel? Make Sure You Accomplish These Estate Planning Steps Before You Go

    Hitting the Road for Summer Travel? Make Sure You Accomplish These Estate Planning Steps Before You Go
    Whether you’re heading off to the beach or hitting the mountains to enjoy some time with your family, you might feel like estate planning is nowhere on your priority list. It’s difficult to think about your own morbidity, but…
Rank this Week: 680

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/
  • Jun 21

    Battles Coming For Muhammad Ali Estatee

    Battles Coming For Muhammad Ali Estatee
    Muhammad Ali was never one to shy away from battles. From heavyweight champions in the boxing ring, to the United States Government, and to the ravaging effects of Parkinson's disease, Ali continued to fight. Now there are growing fears that…
  • May 16

    Prince, Tupac, And Snoop Dogg: 5 Top Musical Planning Mistake

    Prince, Tupac, And Snoop Dogg: 5 Top Musical Planning Mistake
    Prince died without a will. So did Tupac Shakur, Bob Marley, and many other legendary musicians. Snoop Dogg doesn't even want a will. The question is: Why? It seems like such a basic concept; everyone needs a will. Otherwise the laws of the…
  • May 3

    The Prince Estate: Trouble Brewing And Still No Will After 1st Court Hearing

    The Prince Estate: Trouble Brewing And Still No Will After 1st Court Hearing
    Despite the probate process having just begun for Prince's Estate, one thing is clear -- it will be a long and rocky road for everyone involved. While no one can dispute the artistic and creative greatness of the artist whose real name was…
Rank this Week: 90

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

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

    The Buck Stops…Where? California Trustees duty NOT to delegate

    The Buck Stops…Where? California Trustees duty NOT to delegate
    Funny thing about Trustees, they are expected to seek help, just not too much help.  Generally, Trustees are not allowed to delegate their duties (see Probate Code section 16012).  The rules state that anything the Trustee can…
  • Jun 7

    Duty to Defend: A California Trustee must defend the Trust

    Duty to Defend: A California Trustee must defend the Trust
    As Trustee, you have a duty to defend the Trust in actions and lawsuits filed against it. This duty is the flip side of a Trustee’s duty to enforce claims, where a Trustee must sue to enforce a debt owed to the Trust. The duty to defend…
  • May 24

    When You Must Sue: Trustees’ Duty to Enforce Claim

    When You Must Sue: Trustees’ Duty to Enforce Claim
    You have no duty to sue, it’s true. If someone owes you money and you don’t want to go to the trouble of collecting it, or suing for it, you have the right to just let it go by the wayside. It ‘s your money and you have the…
Rank this Week: 1307