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Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 21

    Tips for Finding Retirement Volunteer Opportunitie

    Tips for Finding Retirement Volunteer Opportunitie
    Many individuals picture their retirement as being a time of quiet solitude but unfortunately, sometimes this isn’t always how it plays out. Individuals may wish to find a volunteer position in order to help them give back to the…
  • Feb 14

    How to Ensure That Your Estate Plan Reflects Your Life as You Get Older

    How to Ensure That Your Estate Plan Reflects Your Life as You Get Older
    Most individuals in their 50s have at least broached the subject of estate planning by consulting with a lawyer or taking a look at any wills that they’ve created years before. With many individuals today living well into their 70s and…
  • Feb 9

    Tips for Avoiding Social Isolation with Senior

    Tips for Avoiding Social Isolation with Senior
    Whether you’re an adult child concerned about an aging parent or growing concerned about your own social isolation, recognizing the signs and symptoms is often the first step to be taken to protect yourself. Sadly, isolation for senior…
Rank this Week: 967

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Article on Consideration for Inter Vivos & Testamentary Gift Transfer

    Article on Consideration for Inter Vivos & Testamentary Gift Transfer
    Alex M. Johnson, Jr. published an Article entitled, Contracts and the Requirement of Consideration: Positing a Unified Normative Theory of Contracts, Inter Vivos and Testamentary Gift Transfers, 91 N.D. L. Rev. 547 (2015). Provided below is…
  • Feb 21

    New Jersey Amends Legislation to Discharge Loans for Deceased Student

    New Jersey Amends Legislation to Discharge Loans for Deceased Student
    New Jersey recently amended legislation for their college loan program, no longer obligating a parent or guardian cosigner to repay the loan of a student borrower who has passed away. Testimony from grieving parents prompted the New Jersey…
  • Feb 20

    Article on Helping Clients Plan Their Funeral Arrangement

    Article on Helping Clients Plan Their Funeral Arrangement
    Amy F. Altman recently published an Article entitled, Preventing Morbid Litigation: Ask Clients About Their Funeral Arrangements, Tr. & Est. 16 (Feb. 2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: As estate planners, we’re…
Rank this Week: 114

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Feb 21

    Conditions a Bank Must Satisfy Before Filing a Foreclosure in Florida

    Conditions a Bank Must Satisfy Before Filing a Foreclosure in Florida
    If a bank intends to file a foreclosure, there are conditions (or steps) the bank must take prior to filing a lawsuit. Some of these conditions are set forth in federal and state law and others can be contained within the mortgage…
  • Feb 7

    Tenant Defenses to Residential Evictions in Florida

    Tenant Defenses to Residential Evictions in Florida
    In Florida, the portion of the landlord-tenant law relating to residential dwelling units (including, homes, apartments, mobile homes and condos) was written, in part, to protect tenants during the the eviction process. Under our statutory…
  • Jan 24

    Illegal Evictions in Florida

    Illegal Evictions in Florida
    Every day in Florida, there is a residential tenant dealing with a landlord who has committed an illegal act all in the name of the almighty dollar. Because landlords are still finding ways to harm tenants, the Florida legislature wrote…
Rank this Week: 4238

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
  • Feb 21

    Traffic Defense Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY

    Traffic Defense Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY
    You, your spouse, or your child was stopped and charged with DUI, DWI, Speeding, or multiple traffic offenses.  You need to have representation.  The fine is the least of your problems. Traffic offenses sounds simple, but many of…
  • Feb 10

    Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    You had a car accident or an injury at work, and now you are seeing more medical personnel then you ever even dreamed existed.  If there is a medical problem–lack of care, misdiagnosis, errors, omissions, or too early release from…
  • Jan 23

    Award Winning Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Award Winning Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
       Each year AVVO looks at the comments and ratings of an attorney by his clients. They issue awards to attorneys whose clients highly recommend them.  It is unusual for a firm to win two of these awards in a year, let alone to…
Rank this Week: 2916

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3583

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts in Nevada.

http://www.wealth-counselors.com/blog/
  • Feb 21

    If My Estate Requires Probate, Will it Take a Long Time?

    If My Estate Requires Probate, Will it Take a Long Time?
    There are three common reasons most people choose to avoid probate.  Probate is a very public process, it can be rather expensive and, for some, it can take a long time. When trying to decide whether to take steps to avoid probate, many…
  • Feb 3

    How Do You Define Retirement Plan?

    How Do You Define Retirement Plan?
    While most people know that retirement planning is important, many do not have a good idea of what a retirement plan actually is.  A comprehensive retirement plan is essential if your goal is to retire comfortably.  But, even with a…
  • Jan 20

    Roth IRA Benefits You May Not Have Considered

    Roth IRA Benefits You May Not Have Considered
    Traditional IRAs and retirement plans sponsored by employers are great retirement investment tools. While there are benefits associated with these types of retirement accounts, Roth IRA benefits should also be considered before…
Rank this Week: 2507

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: 589

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/
  • Feb 21

    When a lawyer makes a new will for a client, does the beneficiary under the earlier will have rights?

    When a lawyer makes a new will for a client, does the beneficiary under the earlier will have rights?
    One of the questions I hear regularly from clients, blog readers, and seminar attendees is "can he do that?" Sometimes they are asking about what executors can do and at other times they want to know about beneficiaries. And in some…
  • Feb 16

    New podcast: Working with your estate lawyer - fees & billing arrangement

    New podcast: Working with your estate lawyer - fees & billing arrangement
    Our latest podcast is now up on our website. This time we answered a number of questions about how estate lawyers bill, what to do if the bill is too high, and other such essential money matters. Click here to see the list of podcasts and…
  • Feb 14

    Elderly widow involved in bitter estate dispute

    Elderly widow involved in bitter estate dispute
    A recent blog post by Toronto lawyer Charles Ticker, who blogs at The Sibling Fight, talks about the ongoing fight between 91-year-old Margaret Davies and her son, Sidney. The issue is that Mrs. Davies' husband had promised Sidney that on his…
Rank this Week: 4795

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
  • Feb 21

    New Illinois Laws for 2017, Part 2: Unclaimed and Abandoned Property

    New Illinois Laws for 2017, Part 2: Unclaimed and Abandoned Property
    This is the second in a series of posts about new Illinois probate and estate laws taking effect in late 2016 or the beginning of 2017. A primary of the task of an executor or successor trustee is to ascertain and marshal the decedent’s…
  • Feb 7

    New Illinois Laws for 2017, Part 1: Fiduciary Access to Digital Asset

    New Illinois Laws for 2017, Part 1: Fiduciary Access to Digital Asset
    This post will be the first in a series of posts about new Illinois probate and estate laws taking effect in late 2016 or the beginning of 2017. I have been writing about the emerging issues surrounding estate planning for digital assets for…
  • Jan 9

    2017 Estate Tax Summary

    2017 Estate Tax Summary
    I previously provided summaries of estate and gift taxes for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. As with the last few years, the changes at the beginning of this year are primarily inflation adjustments. For 2017, the unified federal estate, gift and…
Rank this Week: 2880

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    When Does the Federal Gift Tax Apply?

    When Does the Federal Gift Tax Apply?
    Creating a comprehensive estate plan requires taking a number of different concerns into consideration. Some of those concerns will be unique to your estate planning needs and objectives; however, one concern that everyone should consider…
  • Feb 16

    How Nursing Home Costs Impact Your Estate Plan

    How Nursing Home Costs Impact Your Estate Plan
    When you think about the factors that impact your estate plan you likely focus on factors related to the division of your estate assets. While the distribution of your estate assets may indeed be at the core of your estate plan, you will not…
  • Feb 14

    When Do I Need an Estate Planning Attorney?

    When Do I Need an Estate Planning Attorney?
    There is a very good chance that you will need a local estate planning attorney at some point in your life if you live in the area. The problem may be recognizing when you have a need for an estate planning attorney because, like most people,…
Rank this Week: 2937

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Feb 20

    Estate Distribution

    Estate Distribution
    During the administration of an estate, taxable income can be generated in the form of interest, dividends, capital gains, etc. after all debts and specific bequests have been paid. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) was asked if an estate…
  • Feb 17

    Digital Estate Planning – Part 1: Digital Assets: to Preserve or Destroy

    Digital Estate Planning – Part 1: Digital Assets: to Preserve or Destroy
    Today’s blog was written by Jenna Ward, Articling Student, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin. Last year, we wrote about the steps that owners of digital assets should take to preserve assets and ensure a smooth transition of such assets to…
  • Feb 15

    Approving Donor Recognition

    Approving Donor Recognition
    Charities like to name things after donors.  Simply, big gifts mean more prominent “naming opportunities”.  Ontario’s Minister of Health recently issued a directive to hospitals stipulating that they can’t…
Rank this Week: 3025

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    DOES YOUR FORMER STATE OF RESIDENCE STILL BELIEVE YOU ARE A RESIDENT?

    DOES YOUR FORMER STATE OF RESIDENCE STILL BELIEVE YOU ARE A RESIDENT?
    The term “Snowbird” refers to an individual who spends their winters in one of the sunshine states (Florida, Arizona, etc..) and their summers in one of the cooler weather states (Northeast, Northwest, etc..). Most Snowbirds claim…
  • Feb 12

    FEDERAL ELDER ABUSE AND PREVENTION ACT ON THE HORIZON

    FEDERAL ELDER ABUSE AND PREVENTION ACT ON THE HORIZON
    The Elder Abuse and Prevention Act has a high chance of becoming law this year. The legislation has received substantial support among elderly advocacy groups because of its promise to make the world a safer place for seniors. Additionally,…
  • Feb 12

    EVEN THE WEALTHY FAIL TO UPDATE THEIR ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS

    EVEN THE WEALTHY FAIL TO UPDATE THEIR ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS
    In a 2016 study, 26% out of 3,105 wealthy individuals surveyed had a complete estate-planning strategy to transfer their wealth to the next generation. Further, only 54% had created a will, but most had not updated them. As a result, $1.5…
Rank this Week: 1997

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/
  • Feb 20

    Exceptions to Medicaid Estate Recovery

    Exceptions to Medicaid Estate Recovery
    A large number of clients worry about the consequences of utilizing Medicaid to pay for long-term care. Most importantly, they have received information from non-legal professionals that Medicaid will take their home or that the spouse will…
  • Feb 13

    Issues to Consider when Your Child Goes off to College

    Issues to Consider when Your Child Goes off to College
    It’s February, folks. That means that college acceptance letters will soon be arriving via email, snail mail or however they get around these days. Once the initial euphoria has worn off and you know that your child is definitely going…
  • Feb 6

    Commonly Overlooked Tools for Incapacity Planning

    Commonly Overlooked Tools for Incapacity Planning
    Every individual should have a plan for when they can no longer make decisions for themselves effectively but most delay planning because it entails the confronting their fears about disability, death, and dying. As the U.S. population ages…
Rank this Week: 621

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Actual Fraud is it Fraud to Receive Fraudulent Transfers?

    Actual Fraud is it Fraud to Receive Fraudulent Transfers?
    One issue that has come before the Supreme Court is what is actual fraud, and does actual fraud included fraudulent transfers.  Stated in another way, is it fraud to accept a fraudulent transfer.  For a long time the answer depended…
  • Feb 15

    Florida Estate Planning For Second Marriage

    Florida Estate Planning For Second Marriage
    In Florida it can be crucial to do Estate Planning For Second Marriage More and more Americans are getting remarried which is causing estate planning to become more complex.  People are living much longer than in the past, which means…
  • Feb 3

    The Importance of a Durable Power of Attorney

    The Importance of a Durable Power of Attorney
    A Durable Power of Attorney is an important document, but sometimes having one can cause problems. A recent Florida court ruling scored a major win in the fight against elder abuse. The case established that a health care proxy does not have…
Rank this Week: 369

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/
  • Feb 20

    Including Asset Protection Clauses in Your Estate Plan

    Including Asset Protection Clauses in Your Estate Plan
    Comprehensive estate plans often include precautionary measures that ensure your assets are protected and distributed according to your wishes. Many times, many of your assets will be distributed to your spouse. However, it is important to…
  • Feb 17

    The Basics of a Revocable Trust

    The Basics of a Revocable Trust
    There can be a lot of confusing terms involved in comprehensive estate planning. Estate plans are meant to be individual and flexible, and a New York estate planning attorney can provide you with a variety of options that help you create a…
  • Feb 14

    Follow-up Care for Your Estate Plan

    Follow-up Care for Your Estate Plan
    Estate planning is an important step in making sure your assets are secure and will be distributed according to your wishes when you die. It can be a complicated procedure, but an experienced New York estate planning attorney can help you…
Rank this Week: 4769

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/
  • Feb 20

    Older veterans - help with home care cost

    Older veterans - help with home care cost
    Many older veterans are unaware that they can qualify for financial help in paying for the cost of home care. Most veterans completed their military service and moved on with their lives without looking to VA for any help.  But VA pension…
  • Feb 17

    What is a "Durable" Power of Attorney?

    What is a "Durable" Power of Attorney?
    A Power of Attorney is a legal document you use to authorize another person to act on your behalf. The rules governing powers of attorney are generally a matter of state law. Many state laws are based on the Uniform Power of Attorney Act. But…
  • Feb 16

    Why Younger People should have Will

    Why Younger People should have Will
    [The following article was written by Elizabeth White, attorney with Marshall, Parker and Weber.] It is easy to put off estate planning. Many estate planning documents don’t come into play until something bad occurs, such as death or…
Rank this Week: 3431

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

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

    Estate Planning Concerns for Families with Children with Special Need

    Estate Planning Concerns for Families with Children with Special Need
    NY Attorney Helping with Estate Planning for Special Needs Families If you have a child with special needs, you must take extra caution when creating your estate plan. It does not matter whether your child with special needs is a minor or an…
  • Feb 13

    Ways to Avoid the Time and Expense of Probate Court

    Ways to Avoid the Time and Expense of Probate Court
    Hiring an Elder Law Attorney can Prevent the Expense of Probate Court for Families in Long Island, NY Everyone wants to pass on something to their children or other family members. You want everything that you have saved to go to those you…
  • Feb 6

    The Value of Hiring an Elder Law Attorney

    The Value of Hiring an Elder Law Attorney
    Everyone wants to pass on something to their children or other family members. You want everything that you have saved to go to those you love. The last thing you want is to give what you have worked so hard for to the government by paying…
Rank this Week: 2177

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Feb 19

    Solving Only One-Half of the Problem (Part 2)

    Solving Only One-Half of the Problem (Part 2)
                    Last week I was telling you about a very typical call in our office.  Joe and Mary went to see an attorney to get their affairs in order when they…
  • Feb 12

    Solving Only One-Half of the Problem

    Solving Only One-Half of the Problem
                    Joe called me because the hospital social worker suggested it.  His wife, Mary had been in the hospital but was now ready to be discharged.…
  • Feb 5

    New Jersey Courts Decide Case Involving Estate Recovery and Elective Share (Part 2)

    New Jersey Courts Decide Case Involving Estate Recovery and Elective Share (Part 2)
                    Last week I told you about a case that was just decided by a New Jersey court in which a family tried to avoid the impact of New Jersey’s…
Rank this Week: 2795

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Cover estate planning for gays and lesbians. By Kenneth Vercammen.

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    Free Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar NJ

    Free Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar NJ
      Metuchen LibraryWills, Estate Planning & Probate SeminarApril 24 at 7:00pm Free community program 480 Middlesex Ave. Metuchen, NJ 08840 WILLS & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION-PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND MAKE PLANNING EASY SPEAKER:…
  • Feb 1

    Edison Library New NJ Estate Tax Law, Wills, & Estate Seminar 2017 dates: February 13 & Feb 28

    Edison Library New NJ Estate Tax Law, Wills, & Estate Seminar 2017 dates: February 13 & Feb 28
        Edison LibraryNew NJ Estate Tax Law, Wills, & Estate Seminar 2017 dates:February 13 at 7pm  Clara Barton Library 141 Hoover Ave, Edison, NJ 08837 (732) 738-0096February 28 Edison Library Main Branch 340…
  • Jan 22

    Codicil to a Will

    Codicil to a Will
    Codicil to a WillCodicil to a WillA written revision to a Will is called a Codicil. An individual can have a Codicil to his or her Will as long as the 
Codicil meets certain requirements. The codicil must be signed 
and witnessed…
Rank this Week: 4502

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

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

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    Wills and Estate Planning for Teacher

    Wills and Estate Planning for Teacher
    Wills and Estate Planning for TeachersBy Kenneth Vercammen, Esq.          Teachers work on an average more than 80,000 hours in a lifetime. In spite of all our resources and the assets we earn during…
  • Feb 19

    Wills and Estate Planning for Funeral Director

    Wills and Estate Planning for Funeral Director
    Wills and Estate Planning for Funeral DirectorsBy Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. Where there’s No Will …    If you do not write a Will, the State has already written one for you. Your assets go to whoever a state law says…
  • Feb 19

    Wills and Estate Planning for Physical Therapist

    Wills and Estate Planning for Physical Therapist
    Wills and Estate Planning for Physical TherapistsBy Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. Where there’s No Will …    If you do not write a Will, the State has already written one for you. Your assets go to whoever a state law…
Rank this Week: 4501

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/
  • Feb 18

    Medicare staff still using improvement standard to deny claim

    Medicare staff still using improvement standard to deny claim
    Medicare beneficiaries must be covered for skilled nursing, home health and outpatient therapies if the services help them maintain their level of functioning, even if the patient is not "improving." This was made clear in the Jimmo…
  • Feb 10

    Trump executive order creates more uncertainty for retirement advisor fiduciary rule

    Trump executive order creates more uncertainty for retirement advisor fiduciary rule
    As I explained in my June 2016 post, a Department of Labor policy, originally set to go into effect April 1, requires brokers giving advice on retirement accounts to put their clients' best interests above their own. For example, given the…
  • Feb 5

    What's the best way to gift assets to minimize gift and income tax exposure?

    What's the best way to gift assets to minimize gift and income tax exposure?
    Making gifts to your heirs during your lifetime can be a great kindness to them, and bring you great satisfaction. But how you do it is important: different transfer techniques have different income tax and gift tax consequences! Learn the…
Rank this Week: 3311

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/
  • Feb 18

    NPR’s Stories on the Funeral Industry: On Line Shopping

    NPR’s Stories on the Funeral Industry: On Line Shopping
    NPR’s second story on the funeral industry suggests that preplanning a funeral will typically require visits to multiple funeral homes. NPR led their story with a consumer attorney sharing his frustrations with getting price information…
  • Feb 15

    The Ecclesiastical Preneed Funeral Plan: Exceptional Financial Security

    The Ecclesiastical Preneed Funeral Plan: Exceptional Financial Security
    The promotional website for the Ecclesiastical Preneed Funeral Plan could easily be mistaken for that of a funeral home.  This church stresses to parishioners the need to not only plan their funeral, but to also make financial provisions…
  • Feb 14

    NPR’s Stories on the Funeral Industry: Crossing the Street can save Thousand

    NPR’s Stories on the Funeral Industry: Crossing the Street can save Thousand
    The take away from the recent NPR stories on the funeral industry is that consumers should preplan their funerals to control costs, and if the objective is to compare funeral homes and their prices then plan to visit each prospective funeral…
Rank this Week: 4373

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Feb 17

    Planning for the Surviving Spouse

    Planning for the Surviving Spouse
    So much of estate planning and Elder Law revolves around uncertainty. Nobody knows how long they will live. Will they end up in a nursing home? Will the federal estate tax change? Will Ohio bring back the estate tax? While we may not know the…
  • Feb 10

    When is an Asset Protection Trust Right for Me?

    When is an Asset Protection Trust Right for Me?
    As an Elder Law Attorney, I am often asked this question. The simple answer follows. If you have something you don’t want to lose to the nursing home, an Asset Protection Trust is right for you. Just make sure you set it up and fund it…
  • Jan 30

    QIT 101

    QIT 101
    More and more, people are hearing they need Qualified Income Trusts — a QIT — to stay on or receive Medicaid benefits at home or in the nursing home. It’s just another in a long line of recent changes to Ohio Medicaid…
Rank this Week: 1927

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
  • Feb 17

    How to Prepare a Trial Outline

    How to Prepare a Trial Outline
    Heading to trial? Start your planning by preparing a trial outline. Here are the key things to include and a sample outline to give you an idea how it looks. The basics for any trial outline are: A list of all essential elements of the case.…
  • Feb 15

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Cultivating Clients in the Marijuana Field

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Cultivating Clients in the Marijuana Field
    The following is a guest blog post by Allison B. Margolin, a partner at Margolin and Lawrence in Los Angeles. Ms. Margolin practices criminal defense and civil litigation in both state and federal court. California’s new law legalizing…
  • Feb 10

    Settling Employment Cases: Think Beyond Money

    Settling Employment Cases: Think Beyond Money
    When you’re negotiating settlement of an employment action, you have much more to consider than just “how much money.” There are many nonmonetary remedies that can—either alone or combined with money—bring the…
Rank this Week: 201

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
  • Feb 17

    Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP Opposes City of Santa Barbara’s Anti-SLAPP Motion

    Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP Opposes City of Santa Barbara’s Anti-SLAPP Motion
    On February 16, 2017, Travis C. Logue and Jason W. Wansor, attorneys with the Santa Barbara law firm of Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP, filed Theo Kracke’s Opposition to the City of Santa Barbara’s Anti-SLAPP (Strategic…
  • Feb 14

    Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust

    Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust
    For most people, estate planning includes transferring assets to their children or grandchildren without paying any taxes.  The problem is that these transfers are typically subject to federal taxes.  The transfers are either…
  • Jan 31

    Family Limited Partnership

    Family Limited Partnership
    You have worked long and hard to accumulate your investment properties. Now you are faced with the problem of how best to plan for transfers to family members without having your investments decimated by income and estate taxes. If you make…
Rank this Week: 2293

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
  • Feb 17

    Can I Use a Transfer on Death Deed to Transfer My Car Without Probate?

    Can I Use a Transfer on Death Deed to Transfer My Car Without Probate?
    The Texas Transfer on Death Deed allows owners of real estate to transfer their property to beneficiaries outside the probate process. The Deed works like a beneficiary designation on an insurance policy or retirement plan. It allows you to…
  • Feb 10

    Are Stepchildren Legal Heirs in the State of Texas?

    Are Stepchildren Legal Heirs in the State of Texas?
    When someone dies without a Will in Texas, their assets pass according to a statutory formula that takes into account a number of factors, such as whether they are married or single, whether they have children, and if they are married,…
  • Jan 27

    Can an Individual Create a First Party Special Needs Trust for His or Her Own Benefit?

    Can an Individual Create a First Party Special Needs Trust for His or Her Own Benefit?
    A Special Needs Trust (SNT), also known as a Supplemental Needs Trust, is a trust created to hold the property of a disabled beneficiary and distribute supplemental funds to that individual in a way that preserves his or her eligibility for…
Rank this Week: 4661

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: 4185

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
  • Feb 16

    LLC, Corporation, Trade Name, Trademark: Which Do I Need?

    LLC, Corporation, Trade Name, Trademark: Which Do I Need?
    You want to protect your business, but what legal strategy will help you to protect it best? This might sound a little like something Yoda would say, but the particular strategy or strategies will depend upon what you are most interested in…
  • Feb 9

    Fraudulent Conveyances & Asset Protection

    Fraudulent Conveyances & Asset Protection
    Although the idea of asset protection, i.e. protecting assets from creditors of the a person who owns them, may seem simple at first glance, it's not. In reality, implicit in asset protection is a rather nuanced process of dealing with the…
  • Feb 7

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute
    If a person dies without a will in Arizona, can that person's children who were adopted by another person or persons still inherit from the decedent's probate estate? It depends. Arizona's Intestacy statue provides the following, in part: B.…
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Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 16

    Death of the Death Tax?

    Death of the Death Tax?
    On January 10, 2017, Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) introduced H.R. 631, the “Death Tax Repeal Act of 2017.” While this bill resembles a similar bill that failed to become law in 2015, with the 2016 elections, the political landscape…
  • Feb 13

    Brighton Jones Event – Women Living a Richer Life

    Brighton Jones Event – Women Living a Richer Life
    Join us March 23rd for an empowering day of coaching, connections, and conversation at Brighton Jones Women Living a Richer Life Summit.The event will begin with Michelle Williams sharing her inspiration and vision for the Women Living a…
  • Feb 3

    Portland “Relocation Assistance” Ordinance Requires Landlords Pay

    Portland “Relocation Assistance” Ordinance Requires Landlords Pay
    On the evening of February 2, 2017, the Portland City Council passed an ordinance that will require landlords to pay for relocation assistance to their tenants. The ordinance will enable tenants to be paid for moving costs when their landlord…
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Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 301

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/
  • Feb 15

    The Signs of Elder Financial Abuse

    The Signs of Elder Financial Abuse
    In the event that you have an elderly loved one who is showing some signs of limited capacity and you are concerned about the management of his or her financial affairs, it may be time to talk with your elderly loved one as well as his or her…
  • Feb 9

    Estate Planning from Your 50s Through Your 80

    Estate Planning from Your 50s Through Your 80
    Appropriate estate planning is important for anyone regardless of the size of your estate. However, as you get older your priorities will shift and your situation may change, meaning that estate planning could become an even more important…
  • Feb 2

    When It Makes Sense to Name a Child’s Guardian in Addition to Establishing a Trust

    When It Makes Sense to Name a Child’s Guardian in Addition to Establishing a Trust
    In the event that someone you have selected to serve as your child’s guardian may not be an appropriate money manager, you may wish to establish a trust to manage the child’s assets. Even in the situation in which a guardian may…
Rank this Week: 3474

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/
  • Feb 15

    Employment Law Update: Court Holds Internet-Based Noncompetition Agreement Enforceable

    Employment Law Update: Court Holds Internet-Based Noncompetition Agreement Enforceable
    Imagine this scenario: you’re excited about your new job with a large payroll processing company, and as a part of the employment offer, you’re directed to a company website that contains the terms of a stock award program. You…
  • Feb 10

    The Law According to Planet Money

    The Law According to Planet Money
    It’s no secret that I’m an avid podcast listener – I’ve previously covered Podcasts and the Law on this blog and if you follow me on Twitter, approximately one in three tweets…
  • Feb 8

    Pennsylvania Software Developers May Need to Start Collecting Sales Tax

    Pennsylvania Software Developers May Need to Start Collecting Sales Tax
    This information was posted and is current as of February 8, 2017 – as always, if you have questions about the current obligations of your business with respect to Sales and Use Tax or any other legal issue, please check with your…
Rank this Week: 1081

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/
  • Feb 14

    I Will be Speaking at the Legal Education Society of Alberta Capacity and Influence Course

    I Will be Speaking at the Legal Education Society of Alberta Capacity and Influence Course
    I have the honour of being included in the faculty for a course on Capacity and Influence, which will be held in both Edmonton and Calgary, presented by the Legal Education Society of Alberta.The course is chaired by John Poyser, author of…
  • Feb 8

    Court of Appeal Overturns Trial Decision in McKendry v. McKendry

    Court of Appeal Overturns Trial Decision in McKendry v. McKendry
    The presumption of resulting trust is a presumption of law that applies when one person gratuitously transfers property to another. The presumption is that the person transferring the property did not intend to make a gift, and that the…
  • Jan 17

    K.L.W v. Genesis Fertility Centre

    K.L.W v. Genesis Fertility Centre
    Mr. A.B. had serious medical problems throughout his life. He and his wife, K.L.W., wished to have children. He arranged to have his sperm stored by Genesis Fertility Centre, so that his wife could use his reproductive material to conceive a…
Rank this Week: 402

Pharos Law Group Blog

Pharos Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning and business planning topics.

http://pharoslaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 14

    Should you update your trust?

    Should you update your trust?
    If you already have a trust, you should be commended for your wise planning. However, as time passes and laws change, it makes sense to review and update your trust to ensure that it remains consistent with your goals. I spend…
  • Feb 2

    You have enough time (we all do)

    You have enough time (we all do)
    We tend to find time (i.e. make time) for things we value. That which we consider important gets our attention (and time), often at the expense of other stuff. I have been doing a lot of business travel lately and in the course of those…
  • Jan 19

    death of the death tax? what would repeal of estate tax mean for you and me?

    death of the death tax? what would repeal of estate tax mean for you and me?
    The Republicans have been talking about and working on repeal of the federal estate tax for years.  Now that Trump is on his way to the White House, there are many who believe that the federal estate tax (also known as death tax) will…
Rank this Week: 2394

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.czepigalaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 14

    Proposed Budget Could Prevent You From Getting Home Care in Connecticut

    Proposed Budget Could Prevent You From Getting Home Care in Connecticut
    By Lara Schneider Bomzer Governor Malloy has revealed his new budget plan to reduce a deficit close to $1.7 billion.  The plan includes cuts designed to freeze the number of recipients of who may be eligible for the “Category…
  • Feb 10

    The Scoop on Medicaid Block Grant

    The Scoop on Medicaid Block Grant
    By Brendan F. Daly Clients frequently ask me what effect repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will have on Medicaid. The answer depends on which version you read (the two leading contenders: House Speaker Paul Ryan’s plan or Health…
  • Feb 9

    Possible Estate Tax Cut in Connecticut!

    Possible Estate Tax Cut in Connecticut!
    By Paul T. Czepiga I just read a lot of detail on the Governor’s proposed budget that he released this week. In the midst of the drastic news about expenditure cut, there was actually some good news. The Governor is proposing to…
Rank this Week: 2788

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate topics in New York. By the Law Offices of Roman Aminov.

http://www.aminovlaw.com
  • Feb 14

    New York Estate Accountings: An Overview

    New York Estate Accountings: An Overview
    Being an executor or administrator of an estate come with many responsibilities. Collecting and insuring the estate’s assets, paying valid debts and expenses, filing income taxes, and list goes on. That’s why most clients look…
  • Nov 28

    Contesting a Will in New York: An Overview of Will Contest

    Contesting a Will in New York: An Overview of Will Contest
    People (usually those who have been disinherited) often wonder if they have any rights to contest a last will and testament of a loved one which they believe to be an invalid will. There may be many reasons why they believe the will to be a…
  • Aug 29

    Probating a Copy of a Lost Will in New York

    Probating a Copy of a Lost Will in New York
    In order to probate a will, i.e. to have it accepted by the Court as the decedent’s Last Will and Testament, New York States Surrogate’s Courts require the original Will to be turned over to the Court. What happens, however, if…
Rank this Week: 2857

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/
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Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills in Utah. By Jason C. Hunter.

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Feb 14

    Long-Term Disability Insurance can be a Guaranteed Paycheck

    Long-Term Disability Insurance can be a Guaranteed Paycheck
    “As if it weren't enough that people with disabilities and their families suffer the physical effects of their disability, they must also jump through hoops to first, qualify for assistance and then to pay attention to what is required to…
  • Feb 13

    It’s Not Fair! Will Contests Are Costly and Stressful

    It’s Not Fair! Will Contests Are Costly and Stressful
    “In most will contest situations, the issue is whether or not the person who executed the will had the legal capacity to do so.” Say that after an extended illness, the older of two brothers passes away. When he died, he was divorced,…
  • Sep 20

    How you can benefit from elder law services - Video | KRIV

    How you can benefit from elder law services - Video | KRIV
    via www.fox26houston.com How you can benefit from elder law services? ElderCounsel CEO, Valerie Peterson, J.D., was live on Fox 26 Houston on Thursday, September 15. She talked about common elder law planning misconceptions, long term care in…
Rank this Week: 3423

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Feb 14

    Book Review: A Perfectly Good Family

    Book Review: A Perfectly Good Family
    Taking the proverbial busman’s holiday, I recently read the novel “A Perfectly Good Family,” by Lionel Shriver.  The book was about what happens when three siblings inherit the family “mansion” in Raleigh,…
  • Jan 24

    Movies About Estate Planning: “Make Way for Tomorrow”

    Movies About Estate Planning: “Make Way for Tomorrow”
    One of the saddest movies of all of time is “Make way for Tomorrow” a 1937 Paramount Production directed by the renowned Leo G. McCarey. The film is a neglected masterpiece, so by all means watch it.  Just make sure you have…
  • Jan 10

    Whose Property is it Anyway?

    Whose Property is it Anyway?
    Here is a new twist to follow our recent series titled “Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law, Part 1”, “Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law, Part 2”, and “Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law, Part 3”. A…
Rank this Week: 4959

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Feb 14

    Book Review: A Perfectly Good Family

    Book Review: A Perfectly Good Family
    Taking the proverbial busman’s holiday, I recently read the novel “A Perfectly Good Family,” by Lionel Shriver.  The book was about what happens when three siblings inherit the family “mansion” in Raleigh,…
  • Jan 24

    Movies About Estate Planning: “Make Way for Tomorrow”

    Movies About Estate Planning: “Make Way for Tomorrow”
    One of the saddest movies of all of time is “Make way for Tomorrow” a 1937 Paramount Production directed by the renowned Leo G. McCarey. The film is a neglected masterpiece, so by all means watch it.  Just make sure you have…
  • Jan 10

    Whose Property is it Anyway?

    Whose Property is it Anyway?
    Here is a new twist to follow our recent series titled “Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law, Part 1”, “Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law, Part 2”, and “Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law, Part 3”. A…
Rank this Week: 3878

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
  • Feb 14

    Five Scams to be Aware of During Tax Season

    Five Scams to be Aware of During Tax Season
    Tax season opens up opportunities for criminals to take advantage of people. Here are five ways that you can avoid becoming a victim this tax season: 1. Phishing. You receive an email that seems to be from a legitimate sender (such as the…
  • Jan 26

    Tax Deductions for Estate Planning Fee

    Tax Deductions for Estate Planning Fee
    Most people know that there is a deduction allowed for the amounts you pay to have your taxes prepared by a professional. Does that same rule apply to fees paid to an attorney to plan your estate? The answer is not as straight forward as you…
  • Jan 26

    Tax Deductions for Estate Planning Fee

    Tax Deductions for Estate Planning Fee
    Most people know that there is a deduction allowed for the amounts you pay to have your taxes prepared by a professional. Does that same rule apply to fees paid to an attorney to plan your estate? The answer is not as straight forward as you…
Rank this Week: 3124

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • Feb 13

    Elder Abuse is a crime, even subtle financial exploitation

    Elder Abuse is a crime, even subtle financial exploitation
    Criminalizing Exploitation of the Elderly and Its Effects on Estate Planning For estate planning attorneys, the concept of criminal punishment is not the first thought when asked: “What could be the outcome?” In a typical case,…
  • Jan 27

    Getting hitched in Florida has it’s advantages inside probate

    Getting hitched in Florida has it’s advantages inside probate
    Florida: A Safe Haven for Surviving Spouses in Probate           Marriage is one of the most sacred and respected institutions in our society.  Both state and federal governments provide…
  • Jan 11

    How Pre-Nups and Probate Court engage

    How Pre-Nups and Probate Court engage
    Effect of Marital Agreement on Entitlement to Probate Estate When it comes to estate planning, multiple factors can influence the distribution of the estate, besides a trust document or a will. One such device is a martial agreement made…
Rank this Week: 4969

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/
  • Feb 12

    How Does a Joint Tenancy for Cars Work?

    How Does a Joint Tenancy for Cars Work?
    Joint tenancy is a common estate planning tool used to avoid probate. The basic idea is that two (or more) people hold property as “joint tenants.” This means they own the entire property together, and when one co-owner dies the…
  • Feb 10

    Father’s Trust Not Liable for Failing to Help Daughter Keep House

    Father’s Trust Not Liable for Failing to Help Daughter Keep House
    Parents often create a trust as part of their estate planning to ensure their children have ongoing access to financial resources. When you create a trust, the trustee has certain legal and fiduciary obligations to the beneficiary. But how…
  • Jan 21

    What Happens to My Dog After I Die?

    What Happens to My Dog After I Die?
    Carrie Fisher, the writer and actress remembered by millions of fans as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” films, passed away in late 2016. A number of stories published after Fisher’s death mentioned her French bulldog, Gary,…
Rank this Week: 4414

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Feb 12

    Petitioner Seeks Judicial Settlement of Final Account

    Petitioner Seeks Judicial Settlement of Final Account
    In a proceeding for the judicial settlement of the final account of the preliminary executors and the executors of the will of the deceased, for the period from November 1, 1995, through May 28, 1999, the petitioner appeals, as limited by his…
  • Feb 12

    Court Discusses Alleged Fraud and Undue Influence in Probating a Will

    Court Discusses Alleged Fraud and Undue Influence in Probating a Will
    This is a proceeding for the probate of the will of the deceased. The will was propounded by testator’s widow, and contested by and others, children of testator. From a decree of the supreme court, general term, (15 N. Y. Supp. 601,)…
  • Jan 31

    Proceeding Seeks to Compel Production of Will

    Proceeding Seeks to Compel Production of Will
    These two proceedings to compel the production of the wills of the testator, ask the court to seal the documents which have been produced by the respondent. By petitions dated July 25, 2008, petitioners sought to compel the New York City…
Rank this Week: 3225

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/
  • Feb 10

    Fiduciary Imprudence: When the Sale of an Asset Results in a Surcharge

    Fiduciary Imprudence: When the Sale of an Asset Results in a Surcharge
    Although one of the many duties of an executor is to marshal and appraise estate assets, and, depending on the terms of the governing instrument, liquidate them for purposes of distribution, the fulfillment of these duties may, at times,…
  • Feb 3

    Executor’s Duties Before Receiving Letter

    Executor’s Duties Before Receiving Letter
    A nominated executor is obliged to secure estate assets even before the issuance of letters testamentary. But what if the nominated executor expends personal funds to preserve assets that she erroneously believed to belong to the estate? Is…
  • Jan 20

    Lessons to be Learned From the Power of Attorney

    Lessons to be Learned From the Power of Attorney
    Powers of attorney and trust instruments have each been the subject of many an estate plan. They each have also been the subject of multiple estate litigations. In combination, the two have served as fodder for controversies surrounding the…
Rank this Week: 4322