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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 24

    Article on the Requirements of Testamentary Capacity

    Article on the Requirements of Testamentary Capacity
    Linda Schoeman-Malan recently published an Article entitled, The Requirements and Test to Assess Testamentary Capacity (1), 78 J. Contemporary Roman-Dutch L., 605–21 (2015). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: In almost all common…
  • Jul 23

    Considerations for Leaving Assets to Your Heir

    Considerations for Leaving Assets to Your Heir
    As we continue to grow older, we begin to face decisions on how to leave our assets to our heirs upon passing. This process becomes more complicated when a greater amount of assets is involved. Accordingly, there are three main...
  • Jul 23

    Article on Determinants of Nonprofit Corporate Compliance with Law

    Article on Determinants of Nonprofit Corporate Compliance with Law
    Brian D. Galle recently published an Article entitled, Corporate Compliance Without Enforcement?: Private Foundations and the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: I…
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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
  • Jul 23

    Fessler Schneider Grimme Divorce Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY

    Fessler Schneider Grimme Divorce Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY
    In today’s world one of the realities is that people who began as a happily married couple may find that their relationship has unraveled.  Different needs, different interests, conflicting schedules, finances, and a million other…
  • Jul 15

    DUI Defense Attorneys in Ft. Thomas Kentucky

    DUI Defense Attorneys in Ft. Thomas Kentucky
    Speeding, seat belts not fastened, or driving under the influence (DUI DWI), these are charges that we frequently think of the “other guy” getting. Until it happens to you. You go to a party, a family get together, or an…
  • 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…
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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/
  • Jul 23

    Gifts to the Dead in New York: Are They Still Effective?

    Gifts to the Dead in New York: Are They Still Effective?
    Most people plan their estate believing that everyone they have left money or bequests to will survive them, such as when a parent specifies that money or property will be left to a child. But sometimes unexpected deaths happen and when it…
  • Jul 21

    What Happens if my Beneficiary Turns Down My Bequest?

    What Happens if my Beneficiary Turns Down My Bequest?
    It is not a common situation but it does happen. After you pass, your will is entered into probate and your beneficiaries are notified of your bequests but there is a problem: they do not want it. They refuse to take ownership of the property…
  • Jul 18

    Disinheriting Your Spouse? Not So Under New York Law

    Disinheriting Your Spouse? Not So Under New York Law
    You are always told that you can leave whatever assets you want in your will to whomever you want. After all it is your last will and testament. Your will represents your final wishes and they are to be carried out to the letter. You may be…
Rank this Week: 4869

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/
  • Jul 23

    "Party is on!" Nova Scotia man pens his own inspiring obituary

    "Party is on!" Nova Scotia man pens his own inspiring obituary
    I didn't know Paul Culligan, but I already miss his sense of humour. Mr. Culligan recently passed away and left behind his own hilarious obituary. Click here to read more in an article from CBC News. The attached photo accompanied the CBC…
  • Jul 21

    Does the court review wills that were made shortly before the testator died?

    Does the court review wills that were made shortly before the testator died?
    A reader recently sent me a note wondering about the legal effect of a will being signed shortly before the testator's death. The answer turned out to be somewhat complex. Below are the reader's question and my comments. "If a will was…
  • Jul 20

    There's a new tort in town

    There's a new tort in town
    The following post was written by Chelsea Kennedy, a criminologist who works with me at Butler Wills and Estates Consulting. Though this post doesn't specifically deal with wills and estates, it has the latest news about a new application of…
Rank this Week: 348

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/
  • Jul 22

    Is a Creditor’s Judgment Enforceable Against My Estate?

    Is a Creditor’s Judgment Enforceable Against My Estate?
    Death does not automatically void any debts owed by the deceased. In the normal course of administering an estate, the personal representative named in the decedent’s last will and testament is responsible for paying any valid creditor…
  • Jul 21

    New California Budget Restricts Medi-Cal Claims Against Recipients’ Estate

    New California Budget Restricts Medi-Cal Claims Against Recipients’ Estate
    In a recent post we discussed how Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid system, can go after the assets of a deceased beneficiary recipient’s probate estate or revocable living trust for reimbursement of medical costs paid during the…
  • Jul 14

    How Can My Divorce Settlement Affect My California Estate Planning?

    How Can My Divorce Settlement Affect My California Estate Planning?
    There are many legal events that may affect your estate planning. For example, if you get divorced, the terms of your property settlement may require you to alter the terms of your will or trust. It is therefore important to resolve any…
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Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeestatelawblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    What Happens to My Estate if I Die Without a Will in Tennessee?

    What Happens to My Estate if I Die Without a Will in Tennessee?
    If you reside in Tennessee and die without a will, the distribution of your estate is governed by state law. Tennessee Code (T.C.A. 31-2-104) sets out the rules for which family members would receive your property. Here’s the problem:…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2169

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Trial Lawyers Chris Hammons and John Laird discuss Oklahoma laws and their implications.

http://www.lhllaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 22

    Sexual orientation discrimination and Oklahoma worker

    Sexual orientation discrimination and Oklahoma worker
    Sexual orientation discrimination refers to harassment or different treatment based on someone’s perceived or actual gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or heterosexual orientation. Although many companies and certain states have specific policies…
  • Jul 19

    Earn money by participating in a focus group in Oklahoma City

    Earn money by participating in a focus group in Oklahoma City
    Laird Hammons Laird is looking for people of all walks of life for two focus groups this August in Oklahoma City. Focus groups help our attorneys prepare for trial and give our clients the best representation possible. All backgrounds are…
  • May 27

    Taking the fight to the Oklahoma State Supreme Court – and winning

    Taking the fight to the Oklahoma State Supreme Court – and winning
    Nine years ago, a high school driver was struck by a speeding ambulance at a dangerous intersection outside of Norman. The crash changed her life, and the attorneys at Laird Hammons Laird have fought for justice for their client ever since.…
Rank this Week: 1883

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Jul 22

    Ohio Legislators Are Firmly Behind Recent LLC Protection

    Ohio Legislators Are Firmly Behind Recent LLC Protection
    As I have mentioned in other posts, Ohio Senate Bill 181 was signed by the Governor and became law on July 6, 2016.  The new statute improves the already excellent protections offered by Ohio’s LLC statute.  It amends various…
  • Jul 15

    Ohio LLC Statute Now Provides More Protection For Members, Managers and Officer

    Ohio LLC Statute Now Provides More Protection For Members, Managers and Officer
    As I noted in a recent post, significant changes to Ohio’s LLC statute (contained in Senate Bill 181) became effective on July 6.  Among these changes are provisions making it harder to impose personal liability on members,…
  • Jul 14

    Living in One State and Setting Up a Trust in Another

    Living in One State and Setting Up a Trust in Another
    Can you set up a trust in a state that you do not reside in?  The answer is yes.  You can set up a trust in a country you do not live in.  As a resident of Ohio, I can establish a trust in Delaware or Alaska or the Cook Islands…
Rank this Week: 3806

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/
  • Jul 22

    Missouri Preneed Records: Trustee’s Deposit Record

    Missouri Preneed Records: Trustee’s Deposit Record
    In our prior post (Missouri Seller Exams: Timely Deposits), we discussed the receipt and deposit records that funeral homes may be required to maintain.  However, to demonstrate that they are complying with the preneed law’s…
  • Jul 17

    Missouri Seller Exams: Timely Deposit

    Missouri Seller Exams: Timely Deposit
    Missouri’s preneed funeral law imposes time requirements on funeral homes that accept consumer funds.  For funeral homes using depository accounts to fund preneed contracts, the funeral home must deposit consumer funds with the…
  • Jul 11

    Missouri Seller Records: KISS

    Missouri Seller Records: KISS
    When the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors met June 30th to discuss a proposed rule defining new record keeping requirements for preneed sellers, one Board member spoke a sentiment that many funeral directors share: keep…
Rank this Week: 1499

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Jul 22

    How are Preliminary Breath Tests Calibrated for Accuracy?

    How are Preliminary Breath Tests Calibrated for Accuracy?
    If you’re on trial for DUI in Virginia, you should know how the preliminary breath test (PBT) must be checked for accuracy and calibrated. If that device can’t be proven to be in proper working order, it shouldn’t be allowed…
  • Jul 18

    Driving on Suspended License Secret: The Officer Must Have a Reason to Pull You Over

    Driving on Suspended License Secret: The Officer Must Have a Reason to Pull You Over
    Video – click to watch instead of reading. Did you know that it’s possible to beat a driving on suspended offense if the officer did not have a good reason to pull you over? This defense applies to many traffic related violations,…
  • Jul 14

    [VIDEO] Should You Prepay Your Virginia Reckless Driving Ticket?

    [VIDEO] Should You Prepay Your Virginia Reckless Driving Ticket?
    If you’re facing reckless driving right now, you need to contact me so you can learn more about reckless driving defenses, learn more about what your situation with the law really means, and then make an educated, informed decision…
Rank this Week: 299

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/
  • Jul 22

    Will You Need to Apply for Medicaid?

    Will You Need to Apply for Medicaid?
    Applying for Medicaid benefits is a complex task that requires the help of an experienced elder law attorney, especially when making hard decisions on how to allocate money you've saved all your life.
  • Jul 20

    Every Family Needs Estate Planning, Especially When It's Complicated

    Every Family Needs Estate Planning, Especially When It's Complicated
    People tend to think that trusts were just for wealthy families, but when families are complicated, distributing assets often requires more than just a simple will.
  • Jul 18

    Protect Your Retirement – Avoid These Three Mistake

    Protect Your Retirement – Avoid These Three Mistake
    When the year or actual date of retirement comes around the corner, many Americans realize their retirement finances aren't what they had thought they would be.
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Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Covers issues relating to wills, trusts, estate planning, and probate in Texas. By Rania Combs.

http://www.texaswillsandtrustslaw.com
  • Jul 22

    Have You Signed Your Will?

    Have You Signed Your Will?
    Humans are optimistic. We don’t dwell on the fact that death is inevitable, and that bleeds into our personal outlook for the future. It’s why we plan for vacations, drive in cars, fly in planes, and end visits with friends saying…
  • Jul 15

    What is a Testamentary Trust?

    What is a Testamentary Trust?
    A testamentary trust is a trust created in your Will that lies dormant until the death of the testator (the person creating the Will) springs it to life. Unlike a trust created and funded during one’s lifetime, such as a revocable…
  • Jun 17

    Before You Pack

    Before You Pack
    My family is going on vacation the end of June. It’s a trip we’ve been planning for more than six months, and we’re looking forward to all the adventures that lie ahead. But something has been weighing on me. It’s been…
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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: 2942

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 22

    What’s a Timely Objection?

    What’s a Timely Objection?
    Objections to evidence at trial must be “timely made.” Evid C §353(a). But what does that actually mean? To be timely, an objection to inadmissible evidence must be made at the earliest opportunity. 3 Witkin, California…
  • Jul 20

    Going Solo? Don’t Forget Insurance!

    Going Solo? Don’t Forget Insurance!
    One of the first and most important purchases for an attorney opening a new practice is insurance coverage. Here’s a look a what you’ll need. Here are the basic insurance needs for an attorney starting a new practice: General…
  • Jul 18

    Moving Tactically: Should You Make a Motion?

    Moving Tactically: Should You Make a Motion?
    Motions are tactical tools, and your decision to seek an order should be made in the context of your overall litigation plan. Always keep in mind that making a motion entails time, effort, and expense for the moving party. Is it worth it?…
Rank this Week: 487

Florida Elder Law and Estate…

Florida Elder Law and Estate Planning

Provides news and views on current topics in elder law, estate planning, wills and trusts, caregiver issues, probate and estate administration, Medicaid and Veterans benefits, other issues of importance to seniors and their families. By Joseph S. Karp.

http://karplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    Is your durable power of attorney powerless?

    Is your durable power of attorney powerless?
    Just about everyone knows the importance of having a Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA). This key legal document allows you to name someone other than yourself to handle your financial affairs.  If you become incapacitated, having a DPOA can…
  • Jul 16

    Chronically ill seniors, others await Florida Medical Marijuana vote

    Chronically ill seniors, others await Florida Medical Marijuana vote
    Practicing elder law and estate planning in Florida, I naturally meet a good number of seniors with serious physical ailments. Many who endure chronic pain are closely watching this November's election: Not just for the outcome of this highly…
  • Jul 15

    Felines and homebound seniors: A perfect match

    Felines and homebound seniors: A perfect match
    My family and I have a serious soft spot for animals, so in this post I depart from the "legal stuff" to tell you about a lovely program that pairs seniors with furry feline companions. Consider it - ahem - a "fluff…
Rank this Week: 849

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jul 22

    Trustee Acting Squirrely?

    Trustee Acting Squirrely?
    When a Trustee Goes Bad: Removal of a Trustee Trustees play a critical role in trust administration. Settlors, or creators of the trust, give trustees legal title and management authority over the settlor’s property for the benefit of…
  • Jul 12

    Does ingesting medical based pot make you incapable of creating a will or trust?

    Does ingesting medical based pot make you incapable of creating a will or trust?
    Possibility of the Effect of Marijuana on Estate Planning In the 2014 legislative session, the Florida Legislature passed the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014, which authorizes certain physicians to prescribe low-THC cannabis for…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3926

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jul 22

    Satisfaction or Your Money Back (And Not a Cent More) – Felty v. Ernst & Young LLP

    Satisfaction or Your Money Back (And Not a Cent More) – Felty v. Ernst & Young LLP
    Felty v. Ernst & Young LLP, 2015 BCCA 445, is an interesting case from the Court of Appeal of British Columbia. The issue on appeal was whether the trial judge erred in concluding that a retainer agreement clause limiting the respondent…
  • Jul 21

    News Flash: ‘Ontario provides $100 million for homecare clients and their caregivers’

    News Flash: ‘Ontario provides $100 million for homecare clients and their caregivers’
    Health Minister Eric Hoskins says: ""I can't overestimate the importance of this component." "This will provide that much needed break for caregivers who give so much of themselves to provide daily, around-the-clock care for our loved ones."
  • Jul 20

    Parenticide Disentitles a Beneficiary from Receiving Under a Will

    Parenticide Disentitles a Beneficiary from Receiving Under a Will
    Last year, a son was accused of murdering his parents in Connecticut after they threatened to take him out of their will. There have been a handful of cases over the past century in Canada with similar tragic circumstances. The long…
Rank this Week: 224

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: 4948

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1227

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/
  • Jul 22

    Divorce, the Kids, & the House: What on Earth is “Bird Nesting?”

    Divorce, the Kids, & the House: What on Earth is “Bird Nesting?”
    “Wait, we do what?” It can sound pretty baffling at first. Here’s the scoop.  The kids stay in the family home — the “nest,” get it?  The idea is that instead of children having to go back and…
  • Jul 18

    Lessons From A Porch: the Rise of Divorce Later in Life

    Lessons From A Porch: the Rise of Divorce Later in Life
    Kristen and I were lucky enough to spend the weekend in Provincetown.  The Land’s End Inn is our favorite place to stay for many reasons — but chief among them is its magnificent porch with views of the harbor.  Our…
  • Jul 12

    Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Why Unmarried Couples Should Have Cohabitation Agreement

    Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Why Unmarried Couples Should Have Cohabitation Agreement
    I was recently thinking about a friend of mine from out of state who went through a pretty miserable breakup.  She and her former beau had lived together for several years, and they had a heck of a time determining how to handle to…
Rank this Week: 1946

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 22

    What’s Your Commute?

    What’s Your Commute?
    How do you change a negative into a positive? Do you feel stuck doing something you feel that you cannot change? I did, but I found a way to turn it into one of my favorite parts of my day. Let me explain. I love where I live. The community…
  • Jul 20

    “If I Die”

    “If I Die”
    Clients often think in terms of “if I die, I want x, y, and z to happen.” Unfortunately, the human condition is still terminal…at least for now. There have been numerous attempts in history to end mortality. Often, it was…
  • Jul 18

    How Grief and Mourning Reactions Can Vary

    How Grief and Mourning Reactions Can Vary
    Killing and grief are all over the news and social media this summer. From the shootings in Orlando to Dallas police officers gunned down while protecting protesters, and all the other killings we’ve seen, our grief reactions have a…
Rank this Week: 1217

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jul 22

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Helen Grace Hunt (1949- ) and Swanee LaKelly Hunt (1950- ) – Philanthropists The Hunt sisters, daughters of Texas oil mogul H.L. Hunt, were born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Swanee Hunt has a BA in philosophy, two master’s…
  • Jul 20

    What Is a Letter of Instruction?

    What Is a Letter of Instruction?
    An estate plan is made up of a number of legal documents that contain the instructions necessary to determine things such as the division of your estate assets after death or who will control those assets should you become incapacitated.…
  • Jul 20

    What Is the Cost When One Spouse Dies?

    What Is the Cost When One Spouse Dies?
      When a spouse dies, there are practical and legal considers that must be addressed amidst the grieving. The decedent’s estate must be probated, for example, and estate taxes paid, when applicable, to the federal government. In…
Rank this Week: 2284

Vandrew Law Blog

Vandrew Law Blog

Covers asset protection, estate planning, tax law, and small business law.

http://vandrew.com/
  • Jul 21

    IRAs & 401(k)s Holding Bitcoin Directly: Step-by-Step Guide to Avoiding Prohibited Transaction Trap

    IRAs & 401(k)s Holding Bitcoin Directly: Step-by-Step Guide to Avoiding Prohibited Transaction Trap
    Practicing in estate planning, wills, and trusts, I’m often called upon to help my clients with their IRAs, Roth IRAs, 401(k)s, and other retirement accounts. As I write this, yields in many traditional retirement investments are at all…
  • Jul 12

    Estate Planning Traps & Bitcoin: 5 Things Bitcoin Holders Must Do Today

    Estate Planning Traps & Bitcoin: 5 Things Bitcoin Holders Must Do Today
    When it comes to estate planning, very little has been mentioned about bitcoin. While bitcoin is subject to wills and revocable living trusts like any other asset, there are some special considerations. Most seasoned holders of bitcoin are…
  • Jun 3

    6 Things You Can Do Right Now To Live Richer and Leave More for Your Loved One

    6 Things You Can Do Right Now To Live Richer and Leave More for Your Loved One
    When talking about estate planning, we often get all twisted up in the mechanisms (revocable living trusts, wills, death taxes, etc.). We then lose sight of the bigger picture, which is how to live more richly with the time we do have. When I…
Rank this Week: 2892

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

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

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Wills & Power of Attorney Seminar Old Bridge Library

    Wills & Power of Attorney Seminar Old Bridge Library
    Wills & Power of Attorney SeminarOld Bridge Library October 11, 2016 at 1pmSPEAKER: Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. Edison, NJ           (Author- Answers to Questions About…
  • Jul 21

    Edison Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar

    Edison Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar
    Edison LibraryWills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar October 25 at 7pm   Free community programWILLS & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION- PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND MAKE PLANNING EASYSPEAKER: Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. Edison, NJ  …
  • Jul 15

    Wills & Power of Attorney Seminar Piscataway Library Kennedy Branch

    Wills & Power of Attorney Seminar Piscataway Library Kennedy Branch
    Wills & Power of Attorney Seminar Piscataway Library Kennedy BranchOctober 13 at 7pm500 Hoes Lane Piscataway NJ 08854SPEAKER: Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. Edison, NJ      (Author- ABA’s “Wills and Estate…
Rank this Week: 4253

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/
  • Jul 21

    When Is a Special Needs Trust Needed?

    When Is a Special Needs Trust Needed?
    This is an article from the Law Offices of Kobrick & Moccia (http://www.kobricklaw.com/) in Garden City, New York, that we thought others may find helpful. As the parent, caregiver, or extended family member of a child with special needs…
  • Jul 14

    Financial Planning for Someone with Alzheimer’

    Financial Planning for Someone with Alzheimer’
    This is an article from Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. (http://www.wealth-counselors.com/) in Reno, Nevada, that we thought others may find helpful. Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and…
  • Jul 7

    Why Would I Want to Avoid Probate?

    Why Would I Want to Avoid Probate?
    This is an article from The Potter Law Firm (http://www.potterestateplanning.com/) in Ashland, Kentucky, that we thought others may find helpful. Because a lot of people tend to put the matter of estate planning on the back burner, they…
Rank this Week: 2341

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.czepigalaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    Include Access to Online Accounts in your Estate Plan: New Law Backs You

    Include Access to Online Accounts in your Estate Plan: New Law Backs You
    Do you know what happens to your online accounts and other digital assets after you die? What happens to your Facebook profile, blog, digitally managed bank accounts, and so forth? What if you were a writer whose latest…
  • Jul 14

    Will Trust Assets be Considered When Applying for Medicaid? Supreme Court Issues New Guideline

    Will Trust Assets be Considered When Applying for Medicaid? Supreme Court Issues New Guideline
    By Lara Schneider-Bomzer A new Connecticut Supreme Court decision, Pikula v. Department of Social Services, establishes clear guidelines for determining if a trust should be considered a “supplemental needs trust” or a…
  • Jul 14

    Downsizing: 6 Easy Steps to Succe

    Downsizing: 6 Easy Steps to Succe
    “Downsizing” is one of those words that seems simple, but can be wrought with overwhelming and emotional baggage. While it’s easy to embrace the concept – a smaller space, fewer possessions – actually getting rid…
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German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    Why Would I Want an Irrevocable Trust?

    Why Would I Want an Irrevocable Trust?
    When you sit down to create your estate plan you will likely create a Last Will and Testament to serve as the foundation of that plan. Many people, however, also include several other estate planning tools and strategies in their plan in…
  • Jul 19

    Will My Beneficiaries Face Inheritance Taxes When I Die?

    Will My Beneficiaries Face Inheritance Taxes When I Die?
    For most people, one of the primary incentives for working hard and accruing assets over the course of a lifetime is to be able to pass those assets down to the net generation. This is also why create a comprehensive estate plan is so…
  • Jul 14

    What Are Some Common Probate Questions?

    What Are Some Common Probate Questions?
    If you find yourself in the middle of the probate of an estate for the first time you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed and confused. You are not alone. The probate process can be difficult to navigate given the complex financial and legal…
Rank this Week: 2350

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/
  • Jul 20

    What Happens to a Living Trust when a Spouse Passes Away?

    What Happens to a Living Trust when a Spouse Passes Away?
    In this blog article, we will address the issue of living trusts as they apply to married couples and what happens to the trust upon the passing of the first spouse. First, we will review the value of living trusts in general. Many…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2283

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Jul 20

    The Dangers of Generic Healthcare Proxy Form

    The Dangers of Generic Healthcare Proxy Form
    You may have an estate plan, but what thought have you put into what you would do if you became sick and unable to make decisions on your own? While there are plenty of medical miracles out there, none of them will protect you when you become…
  • Jul 13

    Estate Planning Tips for Unmarried, Cohabitating Couple

    Estate Planning Tips for Unmarried, Cohabitating Couple
    Just because you are not married does not mean that you cannot create an estate plan together. It is a common misconception that you must be married to share an estate plan. With more couples cohabitating, but staying unmarried, it is…
  • Jul 6

    Top Five Reasons to Update or Review Your Current Will

    Top Five Reasons to Update or Review Your Current Will
    There are numerous reasons why you may need to review or update your current estate plan. While it may seem slightly morbid to stay on top of your estate plan constantly, doing so will ensure that your loved ones are not left with a…
Rank this Week: 2497

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate…

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate Blog

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

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

    How to Subpoena An Out of State Witness In New York For Florida Litigation?

    How to Subpoena An Out of State Witness In New York For Florida Litigation?
    Very often, especially in a probate, trust, or guardianship matter, a crucial witness will be out of state.  Routinely in Florida, for example, we find it necessary to take testimony of witnesses located in New York.  Under New York…
  • Jul 18

    Florida Probate Creditor Claim Not E-Filed Rejected as Untimely

    Florida Probate Creditor Claim Not E-Filed Rejected as Untimely
    Creditor claims in Florida probate actions are often the topic of litigation, particularly when it comes to the timely filing of a statement of claim by a creditor.  In United Bank v. Estate of Edward Frazee, the Florida court of appeal…
  • Jul 11

    Attorney Brian Spiro Wins Guardianship Trial

    Attorney Brian Spiro Wins Guardianship Trial
    Attorney Brian Spiro prevailed in a highly contentious guardianship trial in Florida.   The case was tried in the Probate/Guardianship/Mental Health Division of the Sarasota County Circuit Court.
Rank this Week: 1089

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Covers tax planning, estate planning, trusts, wills and charitable giving. By Finch Montgomery Wright LLP.

http://www.paloaltoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    When One Parent Stays Home – Consent for International Travel with Minor Children

    When One Parent Stays Home – Consent for International Travel with Minor Children
    Parents traveling internationally with children need permission letters from other parent or documentation of sole custody.
  • May 4

    Prince’s Sister Claims He Had No Will

    Prince’s Sister Claims He Had No Will
    Prince's failure to execute a simple Will means he lost control of his estate. In California, the requirements for a valid holographic Will make it easy for anyone to write one.
  • Mar 26

    California’s End of Life Option Act Will Be Effective June 9, 2016

    California’s End of Life Option Act Will Be Effective June 9, 2016
    On October 5, 2015, Governor Brown signed the End of Life Option Act into law. The law requires that two doctors determine that a patient has six months or less to live before the lethal drugs can be prescribed. Patients also must be mentally…
Rank this Week: 3613

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

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

    Having “The Talk” . . . About End-of-Life Care

    Having “The Talk” . . . About End-of-Life Care
    Last e-newsletter, we addressed how difficult it can be to have “the talk” about dementia with a loved one. Many people also feel uncomfortable discussing end-of-life care with their parents. Although it may seem like it could put…
  • Jun 16

    Having “The Talk”…About Dementia

    Having “The Talk”…About Dementia
    Just as it’s not easy for parents to bring up the birds and the bees with their kids, it’s anything but easy to begin a conversation with a loved one about how they want to live at the end of their lives. But it’s vitally…
  • Jun 2

    Estate Planning Lessons From Prince

    Estate Planning Lessons From Prince
    Celebrity deaths have a way of occupying the attention of the media. In addition, of course, to his immense talents, Prince’s recent death is noteworthy for his failure to do any estate planning. What lessons can us non-celebrities…
Rank this Week: 3260

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Jul 19

    Having “The Talk” . . . About End-of-Life Care

    Having “The Talk” . . . About End-of-Life Care
    Last e-newsletter, we addressed how difficult it can be to have “the talk” about dementia with a loved one. Many people also feel uncomfortable discussing end-of-life care with their parents. Although it may seem like it could put…
  • Jun 16

    Having “The Talk”…About Dementia

    Having “The Talk”…About Dementia
    Just as it’s not easy for parents to bring up the birds and the bees with their kids, it’s anything but easy to begin a conversation with a loved one about how they want to live at the end of their lives. But it’s vitally…
  • Jun 2

    Estate Planning Lessons From Prince

    Estate Planning Lessons From Prince
    Celebrity deaths have a way of occupying the attention of the media. In addition, of course, to his immense talents, Prince’s recent death is noteworthy for his failure to do any estate planning. What lessons can us non-celebrities…
Rank this Week: 4015

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Jul 19

    Protecting a Bona Fide Purchaser of Florida Residential Real Estate

    Protecting a Bona Fide Purchaser of Florida Residential Real Estate
    Under Florida law, a “bona fide purchaser” of real estate is afforded certain protections including ownership and title. The rule essentially provides a buyer with superior rights to property over those who may have valid…
  • Jul 12

    4 Title Issues That Can Derail A Florida Closing

    4 Title Issues That Can Derail A Florida Closing
    In Florida, often times right before a residential real estate transaction is set to close the deal is derailed because of conflicting legal interests between the parties to the transaction (the seller and the buyer) and a third party with an…
  • Jul 5

    Do Florida real estate contracts require sellers to repair termite damage?

    Do Florida real estate contracts require sellers to repair termite damage?
    According to the case law as of the date of this article, a provision in a real estate contract that requires a seller to deliver at closing a report from a licensed pest control company showing the property free of termites does not require…
Rank this Week: 426

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Jul 19

    It You Got ‘Em…Flaunt ‘Em: A California Trustee’s Duty to Use Special Skill

    It You Got ‘Em…Flaunt ‘Em: A California Trustee’s Duty to Use Special Skill
    “If you got it, flaunt it baby!” That’s one of my favorite lines from the movie The Producers by Mel Brooks. The same can be said of California Trustees (although not referring to their looks of course). For Trustees, if you…
  • Jul 5

    The Downside of Co-Trustees in California Trust

    The Downside of Co-Trustees in California Trust
    Acrimony between Co-Trustees can raise significant problems. Co-Trustees each have a duty to participate in the administration of the Trust (PC 16013). A Co-Trustee also has a duty to prevent the other Co-Trustee from committing a breach of…
  • Jul 5

    The Downside of Co-Trustees in California Trust

    The Downside of Co-Trustees in California Trust
    Acrimony between Co-Trustees can raise significant problems. Co-Trustees each have a duty to participate in the administration of the Trust (PC 16013). A Co-Trustee also has a duty to prevent the other Co-Trustee from committing a breach of…
Rank this Week: 3690

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

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

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Jul 19

    Considering an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust?

    Considering an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust?
    People often think of life insurance as “tax-free,” but that’s not entirely true.  Life insurance proceeds generally are income-tax-free to your beneficiaries, but if you own the policy at your death, the proceeds may…
  • Jul 19

    Considering an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust?

    Considering an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust?
    People often think of life insurance as “tax-free,” but that’s not entirely true.  Life insurance proceeds generally are income-tax-free to your beneficiaries, but if you own the policy at your death, the proceeds may…
  • Jul 1

    Jason Wansor Joins Rogers Sheffield & Campbell

    Jason Wansor Joins Rogers Sheffield & Campbell
    Jason W. Wansor Joins the Law Firm of Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP is pleased to announce that Jason Wansor has joined the firm, effective July 1, 2016. Mr. Wansor is an accomplished civil…
Rank this Week: 1783

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Jul 18

    Prince Estate: The Importance Of Having A Will

    Prince Estate: The Importance Of Having A Will
    Gary Borofsky in Forbes about Prince's estate plan, err, lack thereof: The untimely death of the music icon is exposing the role tax planning plays in an overall estate plan. By creating a comprehensive plan, a high net worth individual…
  • May 26

    Before You Travel This Summer, Don’t Forget These 5 Estate Planning Must Do

    Before You Travel This Summer, Don’t Forget These 5 Estate Planning Must Do
    It’s travel season! Whether you’re planning to dip your toes in the sand and surf, or ride the newest attractions at your favorite amusement park, you’re ready to hit the road (or the skies) and get out of town! Before you…
  • Apr 26

    Candidates' Proposed Estate Tax Plan

    Candidates' Proposed Estate Tax Plan
    Robert Woods, writing for Forbes: Under current law, estates worth $5.45 million or less are exempt from federal estate tax. Beyond that, you pay. Call it an estate tax, a death tax, or a tax on accumulated wealth. Whatever you call it, it…
Rank this Week: 4677

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Covers family and injury law, estate planning and medical malpractice. By Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseeattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 443

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Jul 18

    After Injury Claim Settlement: How Long does it take to Get the Funds? (Video Blog)

    After Injury Claim Settlement: How Long does it take to Get the Funds? (Video Blog)
    After an Injury Claim Settlement, Then What? After an injury claim settlement there are several steps that take place before the claimant can receive their money. In every case, the claimant must sign a release, that…
  • Jul 11

    Cycling Injuries – The Door Prize – ICBC Claims (Video Blog)

    Cycling Injuries – The Door Prize – ICBC Claims (Video Blog)
    Even the most cautious drivers tend to relax and let their guard down when their cars are safely parked. Getting out of your car can seems like such an innocuous act that we only rarely consider the dangers to ourselves and others. Cyclists…
  • Jul 9

    Lambert and Williams evolves into League and William

    Lambert and Williams evolves into League and William
    Lambert and Williams (LaW) recently changed its name to League and Williams (LaW) – this reflects a recent change in the firm.  The firm was established in 2014 by Rory Lambert and Darren Williams, opening its doors at its Westside…
Rank this Week: 1398

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Jul 18

    I wrote a book

    I wrote a book
    As most know, I’ve been a solo attorney for some time now, and building my own practice has no doubt been immensely challenging but also tremendously rewarding. I’ve learned more about myself through this journey than I ever…
  • Jun 16

    Virtual Law Offices -- A Primer

    Virtual Law Offices -- A Primer
    *The following article appeared in the June 2016 newsletter of the ISBA Standing Committee on Legal Technology. Virtual Law Offices (VLOs) have become more common in today’s evolving legal industry than ever before. As technology…
  • Jan 18

    Give Your Estate Plan a New Year Check Up

    Give Your Estate Plan a New Year Check Up
    Welcome to 2016! If you’re like me, you’ve spent the first few weeks of the New Year trying to get organized and set some goals for the year to come.  Whether it’s a new workout regimen, quitting smoking, spending more…
Rank this Week: 3504

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: 80

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
  • Jul 18

    SECTION 179 – WHAT IS IT AND WHATS NEW FOR 2016

    SECTION 179 – WHAT IS IT AND WHATS NEW FOR 2016
    Recently we have been meeting with many of our clients to discuss operational results for the first half of the year. Generally speaking, business is up from last year for my clients. As a result, […]
  • 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 […]
Rank this Week: 957

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 17

    College and Long Term Care – ??? (Part 2) #LongTermCare

    College and Long Term Care – ??? (Part 2) #LongTermCare
                Last week I was talking about an increasing trend that we are seeing in cases that come through our office- grandparents who are paying for college, daycare and camp expenses…
  • Jul 10

    College and Long Term Care – ??? #LongTermCare

    College and Long Term Care – ??? #LongTermCare
                I was reading the most recent Consumer Reports magazine cover story on the cost of college and how it is impoverishing young people who are borrowing huge amounts to pay…
  • Jul 3

    Medicaid Estate Recovery – The Facts (Part 2) #MedicaidEstateRecovery

    Medicaid Estate Recovery – The Facts (Part 2) #MedicaidEstateRecovery
                Last week I was telling you about a common topic of confusion when it comes to Medicaid – the potential for estate recovery – that process by which the State…
Rank this Week: 2236

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

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

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 17

    Fuchs v. Fuch

    Fuchs v. Fuch
    I am still waiting for some reported British Columbia cases interpreting section 59 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (“WESA”), which expressly allows the court to rectify a will. Subsections 59 (1) and (2) provide as…
  • Jun 19

    New Requirement that Bare Trusts be Disclosed on Property Transfer Tax Return

    New Requirement that Bare Trusts be Disclosed on Property Transfer Tax Return
    The Government of British Columbia has amended the Property Transfer Tax Return to require more information on the purchase of land, effective June 10, 2016. The requirement that a purchaser who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident…
  • Jun 11

    Wong v. Chong Estate

    Wong v. Chong Estate
    The law with respect to joint tenancy in British Columbia is nuanced. The basic idea is that if property is held in a joint tenancy between two people, on the death of one, the title passes to the survivor. But if one of the joint tenants…
Rank this Week: 571

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 17

    INDIVIDUALS OVER 65 SHOULD NOT PUT OFF MEDICAL CARE UNTIL 2017

    INDIVIDUALS OVER 65 SHOULD NOT PUT OFF MEDICAL CARE UNTIL 2017
    Most taxpayers are aware that they can claim a medical and/or dental expense on their Federal Income Tax Return if they meet certain eligibility requirements. Eligibility for the deduction requires (i) the taxpayer to itemize their income tax…
  • Jul 17

    GUN TRUSTS – A THING OF THE PAST?

    GUN TRUSTS – A THING OF THE PAST?
    Effective July 13, 2016, Final Rule 41-F (the “Rule”) of the National Firearms Act (“NFA”) eliminated the loophole which allowed the making or transferring of a firearm, without a background check, through a Gun Trust.…
  • Jul 7

    The Achieving a Better Life Experience…

    The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014 will soon allow individuals to incorporate STABLE accounts in their estate plans for disabled family members. The accounts will allow family members to save money to be used by the…
Rank this Week: 791