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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jun 28

    Florida Governor Scott Vetoes Landmark Electronic Will Legislation

    Florida Governor Scott Vetoes Landmark Electronic Will Legislation
    On Monday, June 26, 2017, Florida Governor Rick Scott vetoed House Bill 277. The bill would have created the "Florida Electronic Wills Act." Below is the text of the letter from Gov. Scott to Secretary Detzner. Special thanks to…
  • Jun 27

    Article on Falling in Love

    Article on Falling in Love
    Judith T. Younger recently published an Article entitled, Falling in Love, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Law eJournal (2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: The story of the author’s romantic attachment to the teaching of Wills…
  • Jun 27

    At Nursing Homes, Cuts to Medicaid Would Hit Even Upper Middle Cla

    At Nursing Homes, Cuts to Medicaid Would Hit Even Upper Middle Cla
    Alice Jacobs, 90, once owned a factory and a number of horses. She helped raised four children and has buried two husbands. Now, suffering from a plethora of medical maladies, none of her four children have taken her in or...
Rank this Week: 145

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
  • Jun 28

    For Retaliation or Whistleblower Claims, Knowing When (and How) to Exhaust Administrative Remedies Is Key

    For Retaliation or Whistleblower Claims, Knowing When (and How) to Exhaust Administrative Remedies Is Key
    The multitude of federal and state antiretaliation and whistleblower statutes are, on the whole, quite similar in their basic structure: They all prohibit employers from retaliating against employees for engaging in some type of…
  • Jun 26

    Tips for Landlords of Student or Employer Rental

    Tips for Landlords of Student or Employer Rental
    If you represent landlords who rent units to one person but allow someone else to occupy the unit—like a parent renting for a child or an employer renting for an employee—here’s some advice to pass on to your clients.…
  • Jun 23

    Trial Tip: Project Cheer, Control, and Confidence

    Trial Tip: Project Cheer, Control, and Confidence
    Although trial attorneys should develop a trial style that fits their own personality, there are three things that every trial attorney should strive for. Good cheer. The judge and jury will appreciate it a trial attorney with generally good…
Rank this Week: 641

New York Estate Planning Lawyer…

New York Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Choosing the Right Beneficiarie

    Choosing the Right Beneficiarie
    Typically, many people tend to think an estate plan only includes your Will. In today’s day and age, however, most people have a much more diversified estate plan than they realize. Your estate plan is far more than just your Will and…
  • Jun 24

    Empowering Your Power of Attorney

    Empowering Your Power of Attorney
    Most individuals recognize the importance of comprehensive estate planning, although they may still choose to avoid it. One important part of your estate plan is your power of attorney (“POA”). Basically, a POA is a document that…
  • Jun 22

    IRA Trusts as a Protective Measure

    IRA Trusts as a Protective Measure
    Once an individual decides to engage in comprehensive estate planning, several concerns may arise. One of those concerns often involves leaving a large sum of money to an heir that may be facing financial difficulty or may not yet have the…
Rank this Week: 706

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
  • Jun 28

    Can an Agent Under a Power of Attorney Revoke a Transfer on Death Deed?

    Can an Agent Under a Power of Attorney Revoke a Transfer on Death Deed?
    The Texas Transfer on Death Deed allows homeowners to name a beneficiary who will inherit their property after they die. It works like a beneficiary designation on a bank account or an insurance policy. If a beneficiary is named, the…
  • May 31

    An Environmentally Friendly Burial Option

    An Environmentally Friendly Burial Option
    If you prefer walking through a forest rather than a cemetery, and the thought of lying in a coffin under a gravestone for all eternity gives you the creeps, take note. An Italian company is developing a green burial option that turns your…
  • May 31

    An Environmentally Friendly Burial Option

    An Environmentally Friendly Burial Option
    If you prefer walking through a forest rather than a cemetery, and the thought of lying in a coffin under a gravestone for all eternity gives you the creeps, take note. An Italian company is developing a green burial option that turns your…
Rank this Week: 479

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Jun 28

    Basics of Estate Planning: Decanting

    Basics of Estate Planning: Decanting
    This is another in a series of blogs on the basics of estate planning. This week, we’ll look at decanting. Decanting is the process of moving the assets of a trust from one trust, the original trust, to a new trust with different terms.…
  • Jun 26

    Yeah, I Can Do That!

    Yeah, I Can Do That!
    Are you a “Yes!” man or woman? Are you the person who takes on as many projects and social events as your schedule will allow? Do you thrive on keeping a busy, productive schedule? I would bet many of you reading this fit that…
  • Jun 23

    Are Your Marketing Pieces Printing with Blurry Images?

    Are Your Marketing Pieces Printing with Blurry Images?
    Ever wondered why the images you so painstakingly downloaded from the web for your newsletter end up printing so fuzzy when they were so sharp onscreen? It’s a matter of resolution. Not one of those resolutions you vow to follow each…
Rank this Week: 238

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

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

    Long Term Care Increasingly Means Being Managed at Home

    Long Term Care Increasingly Means Being Managed at Home
    The process for long term care and Medicaid is rapidly changing and may shift dramatically in the next several years. Approximately half of all states around the country are currently providing Medicaid long term care benefits through managed…
  • Jun 21

    The Connection Between Poor Health and Saving for Retirement

    The Connection Between Poor Health and Saving for Retirement
    If you cannot afford to retire yet, you may need to keep yourself healthy enough to continue working. According to a project released by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, of the 39% of individuals around the world who retired…
  • Jun 14

    New Study Identifies Giving Practices by Retired Individual

    New Study Identifies Giving Practices by Retired Individual
    Looking ahead to your retirement has probably been something that you’ve planned for for decades. You’ve invested in the right accounts, charted out what you might need to support you through older years and consulted with a…
Rank this Week: 3742

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/
  • Jun 27

    Inheriting a responsibility: Sudden Wealth Syndrome

    Inheriting a responsibility: Sudden Wealth Syndrome
    Have you ever wondered what it's like to inherit a large amount of money? Apparently - though I wouldn't know this from personal experience, mind you - it's not all rainbows and unicorns. It can be tough on some people emotionally. I know;…
  • Jun 27

    New Brunswick family in court battle over husband's remain

    New Brunswick family in court battle over husband's remain
    Most people probably think that estate fights are about money, or perhaps about individual heirlooms. Many fights are about those things, certainly. But some estate disputes are about how to deal with the deceased's remains. It's not a…
  • Jun 26

    Thinking about organ donation? Watch this video to see what a difference you can make.

    Thinking about organ donation? Watch this video to see what a difference you can make.
    Whenever I make Advance Healthcare Directives with my clients, I talk to them about whether they want to be organ donors. Most do, telling me that they would like to help someone else, given the chance, so I include that in their documents.…
Rank this Week: 4725

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jun 27

    Sorry, you’re not invited

    Sorry, you’re not invited
    A party has a right to be present at all parts of the litigation process, including at examinations for discovery.  However, the court has discretion to exclude co-parties from attending at each other’s examination for discovery…
  • Jun 27

    Voluntary disclosures – changes are coming!

    Voluntary disclosures – changes are coming!
    Last week I met a couple who came in to see me for help with missed tax filings.  They were both aware of the potential for tax penalties and related interest on overdue tax and contemplated “leaving sleeping dogs lie”. …
  • Jun 25

    Appointing a Continuing Power of Attorney for Property to Family vs. Statutory Guardianship; which is truly better?

    Appointing a Continuing Power of Attorney for Property to Family vs. Statutory Guardianship; which is truly better?
    Most seniors appoint a continuing power of attorney for property (CPOAP) for the sole purpose of not wanting the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (PG&T) to assume statutory guardianship of property under the Substitute Decisions…
Rank this Week: 78

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Jun 27

    Estate Planning 101: The Basic

    Estate Planning 101: The Basic
    “Estate planning is an essential part of an individual’s personal finances. This is true no matter how wealthy a person is.”
  • Jun 23

    Which Type of IRA Should I Choose?

    Which Type of IRA Should I Choose?
    “Find out what you need to know, to make this key IRA decision.”
  • Jun 22

    The Three P’s of Estate Planning

    The Three P’s of Estate Planning
    With the change of seasons after Memorial Day, it’s the unofficial day that kicks off the beginning of summer. We all like to spend time outdoors, but a recent article from the Middletown, NY Times Herald-Record, “After Memorial Day,…
Rank this Week: 3226

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

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

    Co-Ops – A blast from the past

    Co-Ops – A blast from the past
    Like all other unique forms of real estate ownership, Co-Op Housing presents some interesting difficulties for those in the real estate market. The end of World War II marked the beginning of an acute housing shortage in the United States.…
  • Jun 20

    Powers of Attorney – The Forgotten Estate Planning Document

    Powers of Attorney – The Forgotten Estate Planning Document
    One of the most important, but most often overlooked estate planning documents, are the Powers of Attorney. Powers of Attorney fall into one of two categories: (1) Powers of Attorney for Property and (2) Powers of Attorney for Health Care.…
  • Jun 12

    Enhancing Special Needs Estate Planning – The ABLE Act in Illinoi

    Enhancing Special Needs Estate Planning – The ABLE Act in Illinoi
    In a time when advances in medicine are providing longer, more fulfilling lives for our family members with special needs, it is more important than ever to take advantage of all the financial planning tools available for their specific…
Rank this Week: 4374

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

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

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    In The End, Even The Middle Class Would Feel GOP Squeeze On Nursing Home Care

    In The End, Even The Middle Class Would Feel GOP Squeeze On Nursing Home Care
    [Jeff’s comment: This story was written by Jordan Rau for Kaiser Health News. I thought it was important enough to republish on this blog. It is republished with permission of Kaiser Health News] In The End, Even The Middle Class Would…
  • Jun 19

    Your Hospital Discharge: The Fast Appeal

    Your Hospital Discharge: The Fast Appeal
    You are notified that you will be discharged from the hospital this afternoon. But you are concerned that your discharge is taking place too soon. You think you need additional in-patient care in the hospital. What can you do? Can you stop…
  • Jun 15

    Relief from the Medicare Part B Late Enrollment Penalty

    Relief from the Medicare Part B Late Enrollment Penalty
    Medicare to Provide Relief for Late Medicare Part B Enrollment Penalties in Certain Circumstances [This article was written by Elizabeth White, CELA*, an Elder Law Attorney with Marshall, Parker and Weber. It is posted here with her…
Rank this Week: 4023

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Jun 27

    Partition of Florida Homestead Property

    Partition of Florida Homestead Property
    In Florida, “homestead property” is residential real estate which is occupied by a person or family as their permanent residence. The legal concept of “homestead” is provided by the Florida constitution.  Its…
  • Jun 13

    Ocwen Filing Bad Foreclosure Lawsuits: Is Ocwen Servicing Your Mortgage?

    Ocwen Filing Bad Foreclosure Lawsuits: Is Ocwen Servicing Your Mortgage?
    Ocwen is being accused of overcharging borrowers and is being sued (again) by regulators. Based in West Palm Beach, Ocwen promotes itself as “one of the leading mortgage servicing companies in America.” That’s not an…
  • May 30

    New Florida Condo Law: Bad Condo Boards Face New Criminal Charge

    New Florida Condo Law: Bad Condo Boards Face New Criminal Charge
    In a bipartisan manner the Florida Legislature passed an important change in how condo boards and condominiums are to conduct themselves here in the Sunshine State.  This new legislation addresses some important issue for South…
Rank this Week: 4029

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Covers New York estate planning, probate, elder law and health care issues. By Dutcher & Zatkowsky.

http://www.dutcher-zatkowsky.com
  • Jun 27

    How To Recognize The Signs Of Elder Abuse

    How To Recognize The Signs Of Elder Abuse
    June 15 was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. This day was created to increase awareness, because as we age, we grow more physically frail, may develop cognitive issues and are increasingly vulnerable to abuse and neglect. The way in which…
  • Jun 20

    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
    Elder abuse is a health issue that faces hundreds of thousands of adults aged 60 and older. These individuals are neglected, abused mentally and/or physically or are financially exploited.  Health care providers have begun to routinely…
  • May 4

    Avoid These Retirement Home Move Pitfall

    Avoid These Retirement Home Move Pitfall
    If you’re a caregiver in the “Sandwich Generation” faced with moving Mom or Dad into a retirement home or assisted living community it is not an easy decision. If you’re a proactive older adult seeking a place to live…
Rank this Week: 4726

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: 5047

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

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

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

    What To Do When You Receive an IRS Notice

    What To Do When You Receive an IRS Notice
    Receiving a notice from the IRS is not something most people look forward to. You may be confused as to what the notice is saying, and afraid of the possible consequences, such as owing substantial back taxes, interest, and penalties.…
  • Jun 23

    How to Determine Residency for California State Income Tax Purpose

    How to Determine Residency for California State Income Tax Purpose
    The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) can come after snowbirds and other people who spend time in California, but maintain a tax residence in other states. For California income tax purposes, nonresidents are only taxed on income earned…
  • Jun 22

    Will the IRS Ever Return Seized Property?

    Will the IRS Ever Return Seized Property?
    The IRS is generally required to send you a notice before levying or seizing your property. You may be able to prevent a levy by timely requesting a Collection Due Process (CDP) hearing, and negotiating a payment plan or otherwise contesting…
Rank this Week: 784

Simmons & Schiavo, LLP Blog

Simmons & Schiavo, LLP Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

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

    Retiring in Your Home

    Retiring in Your Home
    Most people would prefer to stay where they currently live when they retire. That means that they need to do some planning. Generally speaking, the longer elderly people can remain in their homes, the better off they will be. It is good for…
  • Jun 26

    Alan Thicke Estate Battle

    Alan Thicke Estate Battle
    Alan Thicke's sons are fighting with their stepmother over their father's estate. Two of deceased actor Alan Thicke's sons have entered the probate case to settle their father's estate with a unique claim. They have filed a claim suggesting…
  • Jun 23

    Take a Walk

    Take a Walk
    Elderly people in the early stages of dementia would be well advised to take walks. Alzheimer's disease receives a lot of attention. However, that attention often comes at the cost of other forms of dementia. While treatments and cures for…
Rank this Week: 2077

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

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

    Updating Your Plan After a Divorce Video

    Updating Your Plan After a Divorce Video
    Updating your plan after a divorce may be one of the most important things you can do. But, don’t update your plan after a divorce if you want your ex-spouse to get some of your stuff. Hi, I’m Gary DeWitt, Estate Planning Attorney…
  • Jun 22

    Understanding Special Needs Trusts Video

    Understanding Special Needs Trusts Video
    Special needs trusts help protect special people. Hi, I’m Gary DeWitt, Estate Planning Attorney in Northwest Arkansas.   Understanding Special Needs Trusts: Major Types Special needs trusts come in many different types that fulfill…
  • Jun 20

    What is a Trust Fund? Video

    What is a Trust Fund? Video
    What is a Trust Fund?  First, you need to have a working definition of a Trust, the we can answer the question.  In short, a trust fund is the pool of assets managed by a trust agreement.   Hi, I’m Gary DeWitt, Estate…
Rank this Week: 732

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/
  • Jun 26

    2015-16 Probate Court Filing Statistic

    2015-16 Probate Court Filing Statistic
    If you make your living in and around our probate courts you’ll find the FY 2015-16 Probate Court Statistical Reference Guide interesting reading. The chart below provides the “cases filed” data for three of our largest…
  • Jun 4

    4th DCA: So who gets to occupy the decedent’s contested real estate?

    4th DCA: So who gets to occupy the decedent’s contested real estate?
    Delbrouck v. Eberling, — So.3d —-, 2015 WL 5948724 (Fla. 4th DCA October 14, 2015) Contested probate proceedings often revolve around conflicting claims to specific property that’s titled in the decedent’s name but…
  • May 22

    Using Equity To Aid The Exercise Of A Power Of Appointment that Fails To Specifically Refer To The Power

    Using Equity To Aid The Exercise Of A Power Of Appointment that Fails To Specifically Refer To The Power
    Powers of appointment are the Swiss Army knife of modern estate planning. They’re deceptively simple yet adaptable to almost any planning contingency. And they’re ubiquitous, often getting incorporated into even the simplest…
Rank this Week: 370

Roscich & Martel Law Firm LLC Blog

Roscich & Martel Law Firm LLC Blog

Covers Illinois family law and estate planning needs.

http://www.randrattys.com/napervilledivorceattorney
  • Jun 26

    Law Requires Hairdressers to Be Trained to Recognize Signs of Abuse

    Law Requires Hairdressers to Be Trained to Recognize Signs of Abuse
    Illinois has enacted a law that requires salon professionals to be trained to spot signs of abuse on the men, women, and children who visit their establishments. The law became effective this year, and it is the first law…
  • Jun 20

    How to Make Co-Parenting Work

    How to Make Co-Parenting Work
    When the breakdown of a romantic relationship occurs, both parties may agree to remain co-parents. Co-parenting usually means that both parties will cooperate with each other and raise the child together, although co-parenting does not…
  • Jun 13

    Keeping Divorce Communications Productive, Not Destructive

    Keeping Divorce Communications Productive, Not Destructive
    The door to conflict in divorce is often wide open, hosting a range of challenges for both parties and all family members involved in the experience. Regardless of the circumstances, all couples inevitably emerge from the transition…
Rank this Week: 2104

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

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

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

    Refuse Care At Your Own Risk

    Refuse Care At Your Own Risk
    A recent study shows that as many as 28% of all seniors refuse care after a hospitalization for an acute injury or illness. The study revealed that those refusing care were more likely to be younger, to have been admitted to the hospital from…
  • Jun 16

    Use this Tool to Prevent Financial Exploitation and Identity Theft

    Use this Tool to Prevent Financial Exploitation and Identity Theft
    A hot topic of late among elder law attorneys and certainly in our office is financial exploitation. Between data breaches in the insurance and other industries, phone scams, phishing e-mails, malware on computers, and occasional…
  • Jun 9

    Breach of Fiduciary Duties under a Power of Attorney

    Breach of Fiduciary Duties under a Power of Attorney
    Many agents may be unaware of their duties and limitations under a power of attorney. This is causing an increased amount of family disputes related to mismanagement of the principal’s funds, and a claim for breach of fiduciary duties.…
Rank this Week: 670

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Refuse Care At Your Own Risk

    Refuse Care At Your Own Risk
    A recent study shows that as many as 28% of all seniors refuse care after a hospitalization for an acute injury or illness. The study revealed that those refusing care were more likely to be younger, to have been admitted to the hospital from…
  • Jun 16

    Use this Tool to Prevent Financial Exploitation and Identity Theft

    Use this Tool to Prevent Financial Exploitation and Identity Theft
    A hot topic of late among elder law attorneys and certainly in our office is financial exploitation. Between data breaches in the insurance and other industries, phone scams, phishing e-mails, malware on computers, and occasional…
  • Jun 9

    Breach of Fiduciary Duties under a Power of Attorney

    Breach of Fiduciary Duties under a Power of Attorney
    Many agents may be unaware of their duties and limitations under a power of attorney. This is causing an increased amount of family disputes related to mismanagement of the principal’s funds, and a claim for breach of fiduciary duties.…
Rank this Week: 2039

McDevitt Law Office

McDevitt Law Office

Covers estate planning and family law in Virginia.

http://www.mcdevittlaw.net/blog-index/
  • Jun 26

    The financial effects of divorce

    The financial effects of divorce
    Divorce can be an extremely devastating experience, both emotionally and financially. According to some researchers, divorced spouses would, on average, require a 30 percent rise in their income to retain the same standard of living that they…
  • Jun 12

    Military benefits at issue in divorce

    Military benefits at issue in divorce
    The Supreme Court recently heard a case concerning family law and military benefits in which there was a disagreement between divorced spouses regarding the wife’s share of the husband’s military retirement pay. John Howell spent…
  • May 31

    The impending uncertainty of estate planning

    The impending uncertainty of estate planning
    A sense of uncertainty has emerged under the new administration surrounding estate planning for the year 2017. President Trump has expressed his intent to implement significant changes to U.S. tax policy. However, the degree to which those…
Rank this Week: 1969

Potter Law Firm Blog

Potter Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

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

    Recognizing the Benefits of a Durable Power of Attorney

    Recognizing the Benefits of a Durable Power of Attorney
    Many individuals will create a living trust to ensure that an individual they trust has the ability to manage their finances if they are unable.  If an individual does not have a living trust as part of his estate plan, or even if he…
  • Jun 22

    Video – Charlotte Estate Planning Attorney Discusses a General Power of Attorney

    Video – Charlotte Estate Planning Attorney Discusses a General Power of Attorney
    Hello, my name is John Potter.  I’m an estate planning and elder law attorney in Charlotte, NC.  Today we’re going to talk about different types of property powers of attorney.  For a variety of reasons, we have…
  • Jun 21

    What are the Primary Purposes of an Estate Plan?

    What are the Primary Purposes of an Estate Plan?
    The broad purpose of an estate plan is to prepare you and your family for two events: possible incapacity and inevitable death. There are several options for estate planning.  Which estate planning elements you choose will be based on…
Rank this Week: 2352

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jun 26

    Taxes and gifting, estate planning makes a huge difference

    Taxes and gifting, estate planning makes a huge difference
    Estate Planning: Income Tax Strategies             Law firms have had to take a spike in income tax rates, a decline in the estate tax rate, and an increasing annual estate tax exemption…
  • Jun 8

    Pooch and kitty cat, life’s best friends! Estate planning for pet

    Pooch and kitty cat, life’s best friends! Estate planning for pet
    Pet Estate Planning Leaving millions of dollars in a will for a pet seems ludicrous. For example, Leona Helmsley’s will made her pet, Trouble, the richest dog in the world—she bequeathed the Maltese twelve million dollars while…
  • May 22

    Capacity and Wills: How to avoid litigation from family members, beneficiaries and creditor

    Capacity and Wills: How to avoid litigation from family members, beneficiaries and creditor
    Legal Capacity and Estate Planning- How to Help Safeguard a Will from Future Litigation When a loved one grows older, their caretakers’ ever growing to-do list can become overwhelming. After dealing with the basic, everyday needs of an…
Rank this Week: 4276

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
  • Jun 26

    Litigation: The Power of Proce

    Litigation: The Power of Proce
    Litigation has been glorified — and fictionalized — in movies and on television since those media came into existence: the courtroom drama Perry Mason was the first-ever weekly one-hour series filmed for television. In real life,…
  • Jun 1

    Decanting a Trust: What it Means and When it Should be Considered

    Decanting a Trust: What it Means and When it Should be Considered
    Is this about wine?  Unfortunately, no.  What does it mean to decant a trust?  Trust decanting is the process of pouring the assets of one irrevocable trust (the “original trust”) into a second irrevocable trust…
  • Apr 28

    Tips to Make Your Senior Care Dollars Go Further

    Tips to Make Your Senior Care Dollars Go Further
    Find Out How You Can Manage Retirement Health Care Costs A recent Harris Poll found that retirement health care costs terrify most Americans over the age of 50. The poll also found that it is important to talk about health care costs with a…
Rank this Week: 3214

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Jun 26

    Can I Name an Attorney as My Executor?

    Can I Name an Attorney as My Executor?
    New York Estate Planning Attorney Helping Families Appoint Executors Choosing an executor for your estate is a big task that should not be done in haste. After all, you are naming a party who is responsible for managing assets and debts, and…
  • Jun 19

    What to do When a Beneficiary is Serving a Prison Sentence

    What to do When a Beneficiary is Serving a Prison Sentence
    Experienced Estate Planning Attorney Serving Families and Beneficiaries in Upstate New York A beneficiary of an estate could find him or herself serving time in jail or prison. What is an executor to do when a beneficiary is otherwise…
  • Jun 15

    Estate Planning While Unemployed

    Estate Planning While Unemployed
    Experienced Attorney Helping the Unemployed with Estate Planning in Upstate New York Technically, a person can create an estate plan at any time in his or her life, including while unemployed. Naturally, you want an estate plan that addresses…
Rank this Week: 527

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    How to Make a Science Fair Research Report

    How to Make a Science Fair Research Report
    Ads on such websites aren’t very expensive and they are able to acquire valuable testimonies. Considering there are so many internet sites, occasionally it really is hard to tell which can be the greatest web site to join. It’s…
  • Jun 23

    Top How to Clean Your Mac Secret

    Top How to Clean Your Mac Secret
    The Do’s and Don’ts of How to Clean Your Mac Remember to have a means mac os x cleaner to perform registry clean up. Registry errors can readily be repaired using an excellent registry cleaning computer software. Should you really…
  • Jun 23

    How to Capture Individuals Cheating

    How to Capture Individuals Cheating
    Lesson programs should be reasonable for each student. Don’t enable the coach tag assignments within the training. college research paper services A 20-30 minute Guided Reading session should get ready for every single amount. 1 cause…
Rank this Week: 2292

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Jun 25

    Assisting Living Medicaid is Still Not Retroactive (Part 1)

    Assisting Living Medicaid is Still Not Retroactive (Part 1)
                    There are some very important differences in the Medicaid regulations and coverage for nursing home vs. ALF Medicaid.  ALF Medicaid is a community…
  • Jun 18

    Sobering Story About Lack of POA

    Sobering Story About Lack of POA
           June is a month for celebrations.  Whether it’s friends or family it seems there is always a prom, high school or college graduation or wedding to celebrate every year.  It’s the good…
  • Jun 11

    Anatomy of a Scam

    Anatomy of a Scam
                    As far as scams go, it is not one that will cause anyone to lose their life savings.  Maybe calling it a scam is not entirely accurate.  At…
Rank this Week: 2802

Tennessee Wills and Estates

Tennessee Wills and Estates

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

http://www.tennesseewillsandestates.com
Rank this Week: 674

California Probate and Estate…

California Probate and Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.californiaprobate.info/blog
  • Jun 24

    Steps to Take upon death of a loved one

    Steps to Take upon death of a loved one
    You just lost a loved one… now what? As a probate attorney for over 20 years I have dealt with well over 1,000 deaths at work. I have also dealt with the deaths of several family members and close friends. It’s a part of…
  • Apr 26

    Bad deed

    Bad deed
    I have had multiple cases recently where title companies have refused to honor deeds recorded around the time of death. That is, the person just before death signed a deed to transfer the property to another. In each case the facts are…
  • Mar 13

    Estate planning lessons from other’s mistake

    Estate planning lessons from other’s mistake
    On March 11, 2016 I got the call of a lifetime… and I do not mean that in a good way. I got the call from the police, in Logan, Utah, that my mother had been shot to death by her husband. This is not a post about domestic abuse, gun…
Rank this Week: 359

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

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

    Is Service of Process on a Public Administrator Sufficient to Confer Personal Jurisdiction?

    Is Service of Process on a Public Administrator Sufficient to Confer Personal Jurisdiction?
    The unique issue before the court is whether service of process upon the Public Administrator is sufficient to confer personal jurisdiction over an estate: (a) which petitioner claims is worth less than $10,000, (b) where no probate…
  • Jun 23

    Court Discusses Executive Estoppel

    Court Discusses Executive Estoppel
    Indicted for multiple counts of handgun possession and a single count of possession of weapons with intent to sell, the defendant, waived a jury and the case was tried by the court. Decision was reserved pending submission of briefs. This is…
  • Jun 13

    Court Revisits Unusually Complicated Will Construction Issue

    Court Revisits Unusually Complicated Will Construction Issue
    The proceeding before the court is one for construction of paragraph “THIRD” of the will of the decedent. It has a long and checkered history before the court. The facts, not complex in themselves, but made so because of the…
Rank this Week: 462

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/
  • Jun 23

    New Jersey’s Statue of Frauds Limits Oral Contract

    New Jersey’s Statue of Frauds Limits Oral Contract
    As a general rule, oral contacts in New Jersey are enforceable – not that they are recommended; indeed.  Our attorneys, we always recommend that contracts be in writing because they are easier to prove and leave less room for…
  • Jun 21

    Appeals from Psychological Disqualifications of Applicants for Law Enforcement or Firefighter Position

    Appeals from Psychological Disqualifications of Applicants for Law Enforcement or Firefighter Position
    Under New Jersey’s Civil Service System, hiring and advancement are required to be based on merit.  In a civil service jurisdiction, taking the civil service test is just the first step in the process of obtaining a position as a…
  • Jun 19

    Contractual and Quasi-Contractual Remedies Under New Jersey Business Law

    Contractual and Quasi-Contractual Remedies Under New Jersey Business Law
    Representing parties negotiating contracts and litigating over breach of contracts are some of our attorneys’ main practice areas.  New Jersey contract law recognizes both contracts and “quasi-contracts.”  This…
Rank this Week: 3787

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Why do I need an Elder Law Attorney when applying for Medicaid benefits?

    Why do I need an Elder Law Attorney when applying for Medicaid benefits?
    Many people ask, “Why do I need an Elder Law attorney to help me apply for Medicaid benefits for a loved one entering a nursing home?” The simple answer: because Elder Law attorneys focus on this specific area of the law. They…
  • Jun 16

    Selling the home when a spouse received Medicaid

    Selling the home when a spouse received Medicaid
    Ohio’s laws on Medicaid estate recovery are among the most aggressive in the country. Following the death of a Medicaid beneficiary, the state must seek reimbursement for the cost of benefits paid on behalf of a beneficiary during…
  • Mar 17

    Should I Get Married in my Golden Years?

    Should I Get Married in my Golden Years?
    Typically, significant life events are driving factors for individuals to evaluate or re-evaluate their estate plans. Whether these events include getting married, having children and grandchildren, retiring or needing long-term care, lives…
Rank this Week: 1906

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: 4494

Estateography

Estateography

By Alvi Aggarwal.

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

    Reineck v. Lemen and Virginia Powers of Attorney

    Reineck v. Lemen and Virginia Powers of Attorney
    In Reineck v. Lemen, the Virginia Supreme Court tells us something about granting hot powers and certain duties of an agent under a power of attorney.
  • Jun 23

    Changing Direction

    Changing Direction
    I have decided to change the direction of Estateography a bit. Future posts will involve more analysis of Virginia law. The first post in this new direction is here: http://ychlaw.com/thorsen-v-rspca-comments/.
  • Jul 7

    What's a Credit Shelter Trust? Portability?

    What's a Credit Shelter Trust? Portability?
    The estate tax exemption amount is the amount that the federal government allows you to leave to your kids, grandkids, and people other than your spouse and charity without paying estate tax. In 2015, that amount is $5.43 million. The amount…
Rank this Week: 3803

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

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

    Lancaster County Assessment Notices are Out…Now What?

    Lancaster County Assessment Notices are Out…Now What?
    By now you should have received your final assessment for your home’s value.  After opening the dreaded notice, it likely goes one of two ways – hopefully, the assessment is accurate and it’s no big deal, but if your…
  • Jun 21

    How Much Will a Property Tax Assessment Appeal Cost for Commercial Properties?

    How Much Will a Property Tax Assessment Appeal Cost for Commercial Properties?
    We have written a series of blog articles dealing with property tax assessments.  Since the final reassessment notices have gone out in the past few weeks, I have talked with a number of people about appealing their assessments. …
  • Jun 14

    Legal Issues for Senior Citizens- A Guide

    Legal Issues for Senior Citizens- A Guide
    According to this worldatlas.com report, Pennsylvania has the fifth highest percentage of residents over the age of 65. As the Pennsylvanian population ages, senior citizens face a myriad of issues they may not have thought of or planned for…
Rank this Week: 5148

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/
  • Jun 23

    Understanding the Limitations of a Prenuptial Agreement

    Understanding the Limitations of a Prenuptial Agreement
    Prenuptial agreements enable prospective spouses to decide and delineate, prior to marriage, their rights and obligations if their marriage ends – either because of the death of one spouse or by divorce. A prenuptial agreement allows…
  • Jun 15

    Talking to Your Kids About Divorce: The Fine Line Between Honesty and Oversharing

    Talking to Your Kids About Divorce: The Fine Line Between Honesty and Oversharing
    When the time comes to speak with your children about divorce, it’s important to carefully consider what you’ll say and how you’ll say it. You’re probably aware that it will be a sensitive and emotional conversation.…
  • Jun 10

    Potential Alimony Complications for Same Sex Divorcing Couples in Connecticut

    Potential Alimony Complications for Same Sex Divorcing Couples in Connecticut
    The legalization of marriage between partners of the same sex in Connecticut was a hard-fought battle. Decisions recognizing marriage equality in Connecticut in 2008, and then nationally in 2015, were celebrated across the United…
Rank this Week: 2805

Wade Law Offices Blog

Wade Law Offices Blog

Coves estate planning.

http://wadelawcorp.com/blog/
  • Jun 22

    The Basics of Estate Planning

    The Basics of Estate Planning
    Estate planning can be complex, but a well-informed and detailed plan can eliminate hassles for your family if you die or become incapacitated. Before you can develop a plan for your estate, however, you should learn some of the basics of of…
  • May 24

    Partnership Basic

    Partnership Basic
    A partnership is typically an association of two or more people that operate as the co-owners of a business that has not been registered as an LLC (limited liability company) or a corporation. Depending up on its structural framework and…
  • May 22

    Advantages of a Living Trust

    Advantages of a Living Trust
    A living trust is typically created by an individual to ensure easy transfer of their assets (upon their death) to their beneficiaries without them having to go through the process of probate. Within this agreement, the legal possession of…
Rank this Week: 2011

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A.…

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A. Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.arkansas-estateplanning.com/blog/
  • Jun 22

    Even Vampires Need Estate Planning

    Even Vampires Need Estate Planning
    This is an article from Horn & Johnsen SC (http://hornjohnsen.com/) in Madison, Wisconsin, that we thought others may find helpful. I am often asked whether an estate plan is truly necessary, especially for those who feel they are too…
  • Jun 14

    Your Estate Planning Attorney Explains the Dos and Don’t

    Your Estate Planning Attorney Explains the Dos and Don’t
    This is an article from the Northern California Center for Estate Planning & Elder Law  (https://www.norcalplanners.com/) in Sacramento, California, that we thought others may find helpful. As with many legal matters, an estate…
  • Jun 7

    How is a Trust Different from my Last Will and Testament?

    How is a Trust Different from my Last Will and Testament?
    This is an article from the law office of Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. (https://www.wealth-counselors.com/) in Reno, Nevada, that we thought others may find helpful. If you have any knowledge about estate planning, you have no doubt heard…
Rank this Week: 2356

New Jersey Estate Planning Center…

New Jersey Estate Planning Center Blog

Covers New Jersey estate planning. By Media Law Group.

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

    Mid-Year Estate Planning Checklists: How to Use One

    Mid-Year Estate Planning Checklists: How to Use One
    Keeping in mind it’s the middle of the year, it’s a great opportunity to review your existing estate plan. There are several different steps you can take to accomplish this and have more peace of mind and confidence that the plan…
  • Jun 15

    New Results from the Aging in America Study Discuss Estate and Retirement Planning

    New Results from the Aging in America Study Discuss Estate and Retirement Planning
    Felician University in New Jersey recently revealed the results of their Aging in America study conducted with college age students. They found that college students anticipated living in their own home independently and being relatively…
  • Jun 1

    The Basics of Establishing a Will

    The Basics of Establishing a Will
    Did you know that in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, one of the most understudied aspects had to do with a lack of appropriate estate planning? The median age of the individuals killed in the World Trade Center attacks was 39. This is an…
Rank this Week: 4802

Pennsylvania Fiduciary Litigation

Pennsylvania Fiduciary Litigation

Insights and and commentary from a trusts and estates lawyer and expert witness. By Patti Spencer of Spencer Law Firm.

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

    Thouron Estates - READ ALL ABOUT IT!

    Thouron Estates - READ ALL ABOUT IT!
    This blockbuster Adjudication, written by Judge Mark L. Tunnell is 212 pages long, and deals with many issues, but very significantly, with the issue of the appropriateness of attorney, accountant and executor’s fees.  Judge…
  • Jun 4

    Tax Court Slams FLP Planning

    Tax Court Slams FLP Planning
    Estate of Powell v. Commissioner, 148 T.C. No. 18 (May 18, 2017). Hold on to your seat!  This case has a huge impact on Family Limited Partnership (FLP) planning.  And yes, it creates a new “doughnut hole.” For the very…
  • May 29

    Children Demand Return of Custodial Funds from Parent

    Children Demand Return of Custodial Funds from Parent
    If you're spending your childrens' money, you are probably breaking the law.  Parents often overstep their authority when dealing with their children’s money as shown in this case:  Werner v. Werner 2016 PA Super 2210. Mother…
Rank this Week: 4452

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

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

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

    Missouri County Cemeteries: Legislation to Allow Trust Diversification

    Missouri County Cemeteries: Legislation to Allow Trust Diversification
    The Missouri legislature has passed a bill to authorize county commissioners to diversify their cemetery trusts.  Prior to the passage of House Bill No. 51 Missouri’s counties were restricted in how they could invest cemetery…
  • Jun 2

    The MFT Complaint: A Sham Seller

    The MFT Complaint: A Sham Seller
    In paragraphs 53 through 71 of the MFT Complaint, the State Board sets out certain duties that only a licensed Missouri preneed seller may perform.  The Complaint asserts that these seller duties are either being performed by the funeral…
  • May 27

    The MFT Complaint: Rollovers and Seller

    The MFT Complaint: Rollovers and Seller
    In our prior post, we looked at Paragraphs 39 through 52 of the Complaint filed against the Missouri Funeral Trust, and the implications of Missouri’s Common Trust Fund law.  In this post we will look at paragraphs 79 through 95 of…
Rank this Week: 1330

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: 1692

Philadelphia Estate and Tax…

Philadelphia Estate and Tax Attorney Blog

Focuses on income, estate and gift tax matters, estate planning and probate administration. By Steven J. Fromm.

http://frommtaxes.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 20

    Here Are The IRS 2017 Standard Business, Medical and Moving Mileage Rate

    Here Are The IRS 2017 Standard Business, Medical and Moving Mileage Rate
      The Internal Revenue Service has recently issued the 2017 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1,…
  • May 25

    2017 PENNSYLVANIA TAX AMNESTY PROGRAM

    2017 PENNSYLVANIA TAX AMNESTY PROGRAM
    What Is The Pennsylvania Tax Amnesty Program? The PA Tax Amnesty program creates an incentive for taxpayers to pay there tax liabilities during a narrow time period that ends on June 19, 2017.  While this program is open, the PA ……
  • Feb 28

    IRS Installment Agreements: 2017 User Fee Schedule and Option

    IRS Installment Agreements: 2017 User Fee Schedule and Option
    Starting in 2017, the IRS has revised its user fee schedule for installment agreements. The new fee schedule applies to installment agreements entered into, restructured or reinstated on or after January 2, 2017. The final regulations…
Rank this Week: 3668

California Tax and Estate Planning…

California Tax and Estate Planning Law Blog

By NewPoint Law Group. Covers taxation, estate planning, business law, and real property law.

http://newpointlaw.com/legal-blog/
  • Jun 20

    Wall Street Journal Warns Taxpayers and Investors About Hiding Asset and Income in Offshore Account

    Wall Street Journal Warns Taxpayers and Investors About Hiding Asset and Income in Offshore Account
    For investors, entrepreneurs, and other business-minded individuals the Wall Street Journal is the gold standard for business and financial news. Thus, when the Wall Street Journal warns investors about potential civil or criminal exposure in…
  • May 29

    3 Easy Steps to Approach an Unexpected Letter from the IRS Following Tax Day

    3 Easy Steps to Approach an Unexpected Letter from the IRS Following Tax Day
    For weeks you stressed over getting your income tax and report of foreign accounts in order. You spent time tracking down W-2s, various 1099s, and other statements of income. You also spent time ensuring that the tax positions you or your…
  • May 24

    What Happens if You Missed the Tax Deadline?

    What Happens if You Missed the Tax Deadline?
    Many taxpayers are highly conscientious regarding tax deadlines and ensuring that all obligations are squared away in a timely manner. Other taxpayers may take a more relaxed approach to their taxes but nevertheless successfully manage to get…
Rank this Week: 2015