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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 5

    ABLE Explained

    ABLE Explained
    In December 2014, President Obama signed into law the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, which went into effect this year. The ABLE Act enables people with disabilities and their caretakers to open savings accounts for disability…
  • May 5

    Talking to Older Client

    Talking to Older Client
    Because senior clients are likely to have memory comprehension and other health issues, clearly communication financial planning concepts can be a challenging task. Regardless, it is important to convey this information, and provided below…
  • May 5

    Repealing the Estate Tax

    Repealing the Estate Tax
    The estate tax is so narrow that it only affects about 5,500 wealthy American households per year. Now, Congressional Republicans want to eliminate the tax altogether, creating a bonus for heirs. The move to repeal the estate tax, thereby…
Rank this Week: 130

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • May 5

    STEPCHILDREN & INHERITANCE RIGHTS

    STEPCHILDREN & INHERITANCE RIGHTS
    The number of blended families in America is increasing and with it, so is the need for competent estate planning. As the modern blended family replaces the “traditional” family, tension arises from traditional intestacy laws.…
  • Apr 22

    Protecting Your Online Accounts After Death

    Protecting Your Online Accounts After Death
    It is no secret that we are living in a digital world. Our daily lives are spent online paying bills, browsing social media, checking bank accounts, and the list goes on. When you signed up for all of these accounts, you likely did not think…
  • Apr 1

    Why Would You Need a Revocable Living Trust in Florida?

    Why Would You Need a Revocable Living Trust in Florida?
    A will cannot always handle the wide range of issues that arise when planning your estate. A revocable living trust, commonly called a living trust (or “inter vivos trust”), is created during your lifetime and allows you to…
Rank this Week: 4356

Massachusetts Estate Planning,…

Massachusetts Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law

Features a blend of common sense info for clients and family caregivers and in-depth probate, tax and Medicaid analysis for lawyers & CPAs. By Brian E. Barreira.

http://elderlaw.info/
Rank this Week: 1408

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • May 5

    What Makes a Good Power of Attorney for Property?

    What Makes a Good Power of Attorney for Property?
    A power of attorney is one of the most commonly used legal tools, due in large part to the numerous and varied uses for a power of attorney for property, or POA for P. Unfortunately, people often make the mistake of assuming that just because…
  • May 1

    Does The Nursing Home Get Half of My Assets?

    Does The Nursing Home Get Half of My Assets?
    The longer you live the better the odds are that you will eventually need long-term care. Like most people, there are a number of things that may concern you about the idea of living in a nursing home, not the least of which is the cost. With…
  • Apr 27

    What Are the Advantages to Keeping Assets in a Trust for My Beneficiaries Instead of Gifting them Outright?

    What Are the Advantages to Keeping Assets in a Trust for My Beneficiaries Instead of Gifting them Outright?
    For most people, one of the primary goals of an estate plan is to provide a roadmap for the distribution of estate property to beneficiaries after death. Assets can be gifted outright to beneficiaries or they can be held in a trust for…
Rank this Week: 2112

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • May 5

    Escrow/Deposit Problems in Florida Residential Real Estate Closing

    Escrow/Deposit Problems in Florida Residential Real Estate Closing
    When you are buying a home here in South Florida, or you are trying to sell a house or condo somewhere in the Miami – Palm Beach – Fort Lauderdale area, there are certain things that are automatic in every residential transaction.…
  • Apr 28

    Florida Residential Closings and Price Changes: Is The Buyer’s Offer Set in Stone?

    Florida Residential Closings and Price Changes: Is The Buyer’s Offer Set in Stone?
    Buying a house or a condo here in South Florida may be the biggest purchase that someone makes in their lifetime, or one of the biggest. Buyers surf the web looking for the perfect home, as well as visiting potential properties with their…
  • Apr 21

    How Important is Title in a Florida Residential Real Estate Closing?

    How Important is Title in a Florida Residential Real Estate Closing?
    Closings for residential real estate (homes, condos) are often held at the offices of title companies here in South Florida (even though most real estate lawyers will close a transaction at no additional cost). One of the most important…
Rank this Week: 586

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • May 5

    Defendants move for summary judgment

    Defendants move for summary judgment
    Defendants move for summary judgment dismissing the plaintiff's action. Upon a review of the moving papers and opposition submitted thereto the motions are granted. The plaintiff, in an unrelated accident, suffered a traumatic brain injury…
  • May 3

    CPLR §5501

    CPLR §5501
    A Bronx Trip and Fall Lawyer said that, third party defendant moves pursuant to CPLR §4404 and §5501, to reduce the damages awarded to the plaintiff, after a jury trial, contending that the award is excessive and materially deviates…
  • May 1

    Lawrence Hospital Center

    Lawrence Hospital Center
    A Bronx Birth Injury Lawyer said that, plaintiff, on her and her deceased daughter's behalf, sues defendants for medical malpractice and the daughter's wrongful death. The remaining defendants, defendant and Lawrence Hospital Center,…
Rank this Week: 1144

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • May 5

    What Do I Need to Know About Elder Care?

    What Do I Need to Know About Elder Care?
    When you are looking ahead toward the future as a mature adult, you are naturally going to start to think about your active retirement years. If you plan ahead effectively from a financial standpoint, you should have the resources that you…
  • Apr 30

    How Can I Avoid Probate?

    How Can I Avoid Probate?
    There is an estate administration process that takes place after you pass away. When a will is used as a vehicle of asset transfer, property becomes probate property at first. This property cannot be transferred until the estate is probated…
  • Apr 28

    What Is the Difference Between a Living Will and a Living Trust?

    What Is the Difference Between a Living Will and a Living Trust?
    The one estate planning document that most people have definitely heard of is the last will or last will and testament. This is a legally binding document that you can use to direct the way that your assets will be transferred after you die.…
Rank this Week: 2199

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • May 5

    Why Hire a Lawyer for Virginia Possession of Marijuana

    Why Hire a Lawyer for Virginia Possession of Marijuana
    For any marijuana charge in Virginia there is a risk of six months loss of your drivers license. Contact me today to see what defense options you have. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us…
  • May 4

    Officer Did Not Read Rights During DUI

    Officer Did Not Read Rights During DUI
    It’s a complicated situation which you and I need to talk about individually about the specifics of your case to see whether or not it matters but here’s a thumbnail summary. Contact me today about your DUI/DWI case. ©…
  • May 1

    Beat Driving on a Revoked License

    Beat Driving on a Revoked License
    If you’re charged with driving on a DUI revoked license, we definitely should talk about your case. You may have a strong defense depending upon the facts of your case.   You’d be surprised how many people are charged with…
Rank this Week: 1304

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • May 5

    Ex-Billionaire Owes $3.2 Billion in Taxe

    Ex-Billionaire Owes $3.2 Billion in Taxe
    On April 17, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) delivered a tax bill against former Dallas billionaire Sam Wyly, who helped build the company Micahels Stores Inc., and the estate of his late brother, Charles Wyly, for over $3 billion. The…
  • May 1

    IRS Asked to Simplify Foreign Asset Reporting for FATCA, FBAR

    IRS Asked to Simplify Foreign Asset Reporting for FATCA, FBAR
    On April 13, the National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) office urged the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to simplify the foreign asset reporting requirements that have been magnified by the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Specifically,…
  • Apr 28

    IRS Outlines Reporting Requirements for Foreign Assets, Income Earned Abroad

    IRS Outlines Reporting Requirements for Foreign Assets, Income Earned Abroad
    On April 10, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said that American citizens and resident aliens, including individuals with dual citizenship who have lived or worked abroad for all or part of 2014, may have a US tax liability and filing…
Rank this Week: 1728

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • May 5

    May is Older Americans Month

    May is Older Americans Month
    You may have never heard of Older Americans Month, but this month-of-awareness has been around for over 50 years. Occurring every year during the month of May, Older Americans Month serves as a time to acknowledge the significance and…
  • Apr 30

    When Should You Review Your Will?

    When Should You Review Your Will?
    Creating a will is one of the most important steps in planning your estate to ensure your assets are distributed according to your wishes. Anyone over the age of 18 who has belongings they want to leave to someone should take the time to…
  • Apr 20

    Having the Tough “Talk” with Your Aging Parent

    Having the Tough “Talk” with Your Aging Parent
    Having the difficult “talk” with your aging parents about elderly living arrangements, end-of-life care, and finances during retirement is one discussion most people would rather put off as long as possible. Putting off this talk…
Rank this Week: 3124

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • May 5

    ALERSTALLINGS LLC is proud to celebrate National Elder Law Month this May.

    ALERSTALLINGS LLC is proud to celebrate National Elder Law Month this May.
    AlerStallings is an Elder Law Firm with 12 attorneys practicing throughout central and northern Ohio.  Founding partners Greg Aler and Tim Stallings are both members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and of the Ohio…
  • Apr 28

    Guardianship: Appointing the Right Person

    Guardianship: Appointing the Right Person
    What do you do when a loved one becomes incapacitated? It can be difficult to decide.  Who will make decisions?  Who will help accomplish all of their daily tasks?  Many families have to deal with these difficult issues. One…
  • Apr 21

    Estate Planning Checklist – Making Sure You Have the Right Tools in Your Estate Planning Toolbox

    Estate Planning Checklist – Making Sure You Have the Right Tools in Your Estate Planning Toolbox
    Whether you’re starting your first job, trying to decide who to name as guardians for your kids or trying to plan for retirement, it is important to make sure that your Estate Planning toolbox is properly stocked with the right tools…
Rank this Week: 2225

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

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

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
  • May 5

    Idaho Estate Planning - A Longer Life Requires a Better Estate Plan

    Idaho Estate Planning - A Longer Life Requires a Better Estate Plan
    It’s very useful to look forward and understand the types of medical issues that could happen down the road. Medical issues associated with aging are most apt to be the reason life gets expensive during your later years.
  • May 4

    Idaho Estate Planning - Legacy Planning Tip

    Idaho Estate Planning - Legacy Planning Tip
    Few people get excited about doing estate planning, even though they might recognize the importance of leaving a legacy for their children and grandchildren. If you want to be smart about making gifts to your loved ones, though, there are…
  • May 1

    Idaho Elder Law - Marriage After 50

    Idaho Elder Law - Marriage After 50
    In addition to a prenup, revisit your estate plan with a qualified estate planning attorney, in addition to your beneficiary designations. Wills finish second to legal titles to real estate or beneficiary designations on financial accounts,…
Rank this Week: 1078

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: 644

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

http://www.cheryldavid.com/blog/
  • May 5

    Free Report: North Carolina Letters of Instruction: Part1

    Free Report: North Carolina Letters of Instruction: Part1
    A good letter of instruction can be one of the most important estate planning tools you create, even if it doesn’t have the same legal powers as the other vital devices you include in your plan. Topics covered in this report include:…
  • May 4

    Your Letter of Instruction: Essential Concepts: Details, Instructions and Concept

    Your Letter of Instruction: Essential Concepts: Details, Instructions and Concept
    Your Letter of Instruction: Essential Concepts: Details, Instructions and Concepts from Cheryl David Including a comprehensive list of assets and debts in your letter of instruction, for both liquid and illiquid properties, is…
  • May 1

    Free Report: North Carolina Pet Planning: Part 2

    Free Report: North Carolina Pet Planning: Part 2
    Regardless of whether you have a single pet, multiple pets, or are planning on becoming a pet owner in the future, you need to have a pet plan ready in case you are no longer able to provide the care your animal companions require. Topics…
Rank this Week: 3860

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • May 5

    Is Connecticut Medicaid Only for the Poor

    Is Connecticut Medicaid Only for the Poor
    Is Connecticut Medicaid Only for the Poor from Barry D Horowitz Medicaid is the solution for a significant percentage of seniors who need living assistance. Learn more about Connecticut Medicaid Only for the Poor in this presentation.
  • May 4

    Estate Planning for Parents With Young Children

    Estate Planning for Parents With Young Children
    When you procrastinate with regard to any given responsibility you may recognize the fact that you are taking a risk. Taking risks when you will be the person suffering the consequences should they arise is one thing. But when you gamble with…
  • May 1

    Look Ahead as a Small Business Owner

    Look Ahead as a Small Business Owner
    When you are working for a company you have a lot of planning to do if you want to be ready to address all the eventualities of aging and ultimately leave behind a significant inheritance to your family members. However, your objectives with…
Rank this Week: 467

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 5

    May is Older Americans Month

    May is Older Americans Month
    Those who are older than 55 are the ones who witnessed many things in their lifetimes. Their childhoods were spent in the 40s or 50s where they saw nuclear fallout shelters installed in back yards; they also witnessed Woodstock in the 60s,…
  • Apr 30

    Glen Campbell Honored for Final Body of Work

    Glen Campbell Honored for Final Body of Work
    Any family that’s had to deal with Alzheimer’s disease knows the devastating route it takes to annihilate a loved one. Country singer Glen Campbell carved his place in country music royalty decades ago and now, as the disease…
  • Apr 28

    When Filing for Ohio Guardianship is Right

    When Filing for Ohio Guardianship is Right
    One of the most difficult realities is the moment we realize our parents are growing older and experiencing the signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. These are just two of the any other number of disabilities that renders them…
Rank this Week: 3851

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • May 5

    When Will My Heirs Receive Their Inheritances?

    When Will My Heirs Receive Their Inheritances?
    Many people think that some things are out of their control, but to a large extent, you can make sure that your objectives are accomplished when you are putting an estate plan in place. When you are engaged in your estate planning efforts,…
  • May 3

    What Is a Minnesota Revocable Living Trust

    What Is a Minnesota Revocable Living Trust
    What Is a Minnesota Revocable Living Trust from Raymond German Assets in a revocable living trust can be transferred to the beneficiaries outside of probate. Learn more about Minnesota Revocable Living Trust in this presentation.
  • Apr 30

    Why Is a Living Trust Better Than a Power of Attorney?

    Why Is a Living Trust Better Than a Power of Attorney?
    One legal document is not necessarily “better” than another, in much the same way that one golf club is not better than another. One club would be appropriate under certain circumstances, and you would use another club when…
Rank this Week: 2473

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 5

    Texas History – Do You Know What the Fence Cutting War Was?

    Texas History – Do You Know What the Fence Cutting War Was?
    The Fence Cutting War occurred at the end of the 19THcentury and was a dispute between advocates of the open range and ranchers who wished to fence off their property in Texas. The first real incidents of the war started in 1883, when open…
  • Apr 29

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. Buddha
  • Apr 29

    What Will Happen to Your Cat When You Die?

    What Will Happen to Your Cat When You Die?
    According to the Humane Society of the United States, there are just over 86 million owned cats in the United States. One in three households in America includes at least one or more cats as part of the family. Unlike dog owners who are more…
Rank this Week: 2197

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • May 5

    What Are the Advantages of a Durable Power of Attorney for Property?

    What Are the Advantages of a Durable Power of Attorney for Property?
    Incapacity planning is one of the most common secondary goals of a comprehensive estate plan, as well it should be. Protecting your assets and your loved ones in the event of your death is certainly an important goal; however, the same basic…
  • Apr 28

    Why It Is Important to Decide Who Gets the Sentimental Assets in Your Estate Plan

    Why It Is Important to Decide Who Gets the Sentimental Assets in Your Estate Plan
    Like most people, when you  think about estate planning you think about deciding who will receive the most valuable assets you own – your home, a retirement account, an investment account, or maybe a family business. Without a…
  • Apr 23

    What Is the Marital Deduction?

    What Is the Marital Deduction?
    Estate planning typically requires a consideration of a number of factors that will ultimately impact the plan, including the tax implications of a proposed estate plan. Federal gift and estate taxes, for example, can diminish the value of an…
Rank this Week: 2200

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • May 4

    Service Through Social Media

    Service Through Social Media
    A recent review of case law, helpfully summarized here, highlights the increasing use of social media with respect to the service of Court documents. According to Rule 16.04 of the Rules of Civil Procedure, “Where it appears to the…
  • May 4

    Inheritance and the Matrimonial Home

    Inheritance and the Matrimonial Home
    Ontario`s Family Law Act has a profound impact on a couple`s financial situation on dissolution of a marriage. For instance, under Part I of the Act, “Property, other than a matrimonial home, that was acquired by gift or inheritance…
  • May 1

    Consent to treatment for incapable persons – who decides?

    Consent to treatment for incapable persons – who decides?
    Many people wait until they do their will to appoint their power of attorney for personal care (and attorney for property). Given the unpredictability of life, and the fairly simple task of making a power of attorney, it might be better to…
Rank this Week: 458

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

Covers Florida real estate law, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, estate planning and family law.

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 4

    GM Won’t Face Lawsuits Because of 2009 Bankruptcy

    GM Won’t Face Lawsuits Because of 2009 Bankruptcy
    One unexpected result of the car manufacturer’s 2009 bankruptcy is that now they cannot be held responsible for the ignition malfunction in cars recalled in 2014. The company faced over 130 lawsuits for accidents and vehicle loss. A…
  • Apr 14

    Bankruptcy Fraud in Florida

    Bankruptcy Fraud in Florida
    Though filing bankruptcy comes with fear attached on many occasions after the fear often comes a sigh of relief.  Although a vast majority of bankruptcy cases are lawful and done for legitimate reasons, there are some cases that involve…
  • Mar 30

    New Obama Executive Order Regarding Student Loan Discharge

    New Obama Executive Order Regarding Student Loan Discharge
    Though traditionally, student loans have not been dis-chargeable in bankruptcy, that may soon change. On March 10th, 2015, President Barack Obama signed an executive action that may make it easier to erase student debt for those who file…
Rank this Week: 2457

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • May 4

    No Contest Clauses in Illinois Will

    No Contest Clauses in Illinois Will
    A No Contest Clause, sometimes referred to as an in terrorem clause, is used in wills to prevent a beneficiary from challenging provisions in a will. The No Contest Clause would state that if a beneficiary challenges the validity of the…
  • Apr 24

    Naming Minors as IRA Beneficiarie

    Naming Minors as IRA Beneficiarie
    A minor can be a beneficiary of an IRA, and the advantages are many. When an IRA is inherited, the required withdrawals can be stretched across the life expectancy of the individual who is inheriting the IRA. This defers taxes until…
  • Apr 17

    Custodial Accounts for Minors in Illinoi

    Custodial Accounts for Minors in Illinoi
    Custodial accounts are created by adults as custodians for minor children. Both the custodian and the minor must be residents or resident aliens of the United States. The accounts are established under the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act…
Rank this Week: 1060

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • May 4

    Digital Assets Part II: Florida to Adopt the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

    Digital Assets Part II: Florida to Adopt the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
    In our April 2 newsletter, we discussed how Facebook made some needed changes to its user agreement, which now gives a “Legacy Contact” limited access to your Facebook account after your death. We also discussed the…
  • Apr 17

    National Healthcare Decisions Day: Why Planning Ahead Matter

    National Healthcare Decisions Day: Why Planning Ahead Matter
    If you were in an accident today or became suddenly sick and couldn’t speak for yourself, would your family know your healthcare wishes? Would they know for certain what you would want the hospital and doctors to do? And would they be…
  • Apr 2

    Digital Assets Part I: Facebook’s Legacy Contact – A Step in the Right Direction

    Digital Assets Part I: Facebook’s Legacy Contact – A Step in the Right Direction
    Up until recently, your loved ones and even the executor (or “Personal Representative”) of your estate would be denied access to your Facebook account after your death. To address the issues this created, Facebook has…
Rank this Week: 3574

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • May 4

    Digital Assets Part II: Florida to Adopt the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

    Digital Assets Part II: Florida to Adopt the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
    In our April 2 newsletter, we discussed how Facebook made some needed changes to its user agreement, which now gives a “Legacy Contact” limited access to your Facebook account after your death. We also discussed the…
  • Apr 17

    National Healthcare Decisions Day: Why Planning Ahead Matter

    National Healthcare Decisions Day: Why Planning Ahead Matter
    If you were in an accident today or became suddenly sick and couldn’t speak for yourself, would your family know your healthcare wishes? Would they know for certain what you would want the hospital and doctors to do? And would they be…
  • Apr 2

    Digital Assets Part I: Facebook’s Legacy Contact – A Step in the Right Direction

    Digital Assets Part I: Facebook’s Legacy Contact – A Step in the Right Direction
    Up until recently, your loved ones and even the executor (or “Personal Representative”) of your estate would be denied access to your Facebook account after your death. To address the issues this created, Facebook has…
Rank this Week: 4355

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • May 4

    Can I Give Tax-Free Gifts to My Children?

    Can I Give Tax-Free Gifts to My Children?
    The concept of “tax-free gifts” can sound counterintuitive.  Of course you have to pay sales tax when you buy a gift, and you paid taxes on the income that you used to purchase the gift, but beyond that, why would there be a…
  • May 4

    Free Report: Estate Planning in California

    Free Report: Estate Planning in California
    Estate planning, on the other hand, involves making choices that will apply after you die. For example, if you should die tomorrow, do you know who would receive inheritances from you? Your estate plan will allow you to answer this questions,…
  • Apr 30

    What Is a Family Wealth Trust?

    What Is a Family Wealth Trust?
    You have to preserve your family wealth for the benefit of succeeding generations if you are planning your estate as a very successful individual. The estate tax presents a looming threat to your financial legacy. There is no state-level…
Rank this Week: 2215

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Covers Wisconsin estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration, real estate law, business organization, and individual income tax preparation. By Tesar Law Group, S.C.

http://blog.tesarlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 755

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

Covers Washington elder law, estate planning, and long term care.

http://www.byrdgarrett.com/blog/
  • May 4

    Basic Questions About Estate Planning in Washington – What is Medicaid Planning?

    Basic Questions About Estate Planning in Washington – What is Medicaid Planning?
    Medicaid planning is an aspect of estate planning that a lot of people do not know much about. Even if you know that Medicaid has something provides health care insurance to the poor, those with disabilities, or the elderly, you may not know…
  • Apr 30

    New Digital Estate Planning Policy Gives Facebook Users More Option

    New Digital Estate Planning Policy Gives Facebook Users More Option
    For anyone in the Seattle, Washington area with a Facebook account, you might want to take some time to update your account to designate a “legacy contact” in accordance with Facebook’s new policy. The policy, recently…
  • Apr 30

    Basic Questions About Estate Planning in Washington – What is Long-Term Care?

    Basic Questions About Estate Planning in Washington – What is Long-Term Care?
    Estate plans need to address a host of issues, including the possibility that you might one day need long-term care. A majority of Americans will require at least temporary long-term care at some point in their lives, but few are prepared for…
Rank this Week: 3840

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
  • May 4

    Drone Law (or the Lack Thereof)

    Drone Law (or the Lack Thereof)
    This following is a guest blog post by George M. Moore PhD, JD, a Scientist-in-Residence at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California, where his course in Drones and Surveillance considers both the technical…
  • May 1

    How Can Someone Be Deposed Twice in the Same Case?

    How Can Someone Be Deposed Twice in the Same Case?
    Generally, you can’t compel someone to attend a deposition if he or she has been previously deposed in the same case. But there are 5 exceptions to this rule. A person whose deposition has been completed can’t be compelled to…
  • Apr 29

    When Trespasser Becomes Plaintiff

    When Trespasser Becomes Plaintiff
    The family of a 9-year-old California boy who survived a fall through a school’s skylight reportedly claims the school district should be held liable for his injuries because it was too easy to get on the school’s roof and…
Rank this Week: 2159

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

Covers corporate trustees, compensation disputes, contested guardianship proceedings, creditors' claims, homestead litigation, will construction litigation, and trust and estates litigation. By Juan C. Antunez.

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 479

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/
  • May 4

    Testamentary Transfers or Lifetime Transfer

    Testamentary Transfers or Lifetime Transfer
    The term “transfer,” in estate planning, means giving your property interest away to someone else.
  • Apr 30

    Who Can Put Money Into an IRA?

    Who Can Put Money Into an IRA?
    IRA contributions are critical, of course, because without them, there would be no funds for retirement.
  • Apr 27

    Using POD and TOD Accounts in Estate Planning

    Using POD and TOD Accounts in Estate Planning
    Many clients are concerned with avoiding probate, whether it’s because of the expense or the time delays that probate causes.  It is not very difficult to avoid probate, if you take just a few steps to make sure your property will…
Rank this Week: 2050

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • May 4

    Game Changing Sessions in Louisville – All Were Recorded!

    Game Changing Sessions in Louisville – All Were Recorded!
    Academy Members and Non-Members — our summit in Kentucky last week was a SMASH HIT! Some of the items on our agenda included: VA Training Keynote on Generation Differences 8 hours of Boot Camp Practice Management Basics New Final…
  • May 1

    Making Avvo Work for You

    Making Avvo Work for You
    As most attorneys know, Avvo is an online platform where consumers can search for attorneys and also obtain answers to their legal questions.  Currently, the legal ranking and services marketplace provides ratings for a massive 97…
  • Apr 29

    Learning Never Stop

    Learning Never Stop
    I just returned from the American Academy’s Spring Summit event in Louisville, Kentucky. It was great to see old friends and to make new ones! At the Summit event in Louisville, I was particularly impressed by all the learning going on.…
Rank this Week: 3844

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
  • May 4

    The Four Phases of a Revocable Living Trust

    The Four Phases of a Revocable Living Trust
    Sometimes the best way to understand a concept is to break it down into different phases over time. I think this construct works well for understanding estate planning with a revocable living trust, which serves varying goals and purposes at…
  • Apr 24

    Estate Planning Jokes for April’s National Humor Month

    Estate Planning Jokes for April’s National Humor Month
    It can’t be an accident that National Humor Month coincides with income tax month. Who doesn’t need a little laughter after trying to decipher over 4 million words in the tax code. Last April I linked to a few humorous videos.…
  • Apr 16

    April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day

    April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day
    Did you know that April 16 (every year) is National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD)? Just what is NHDD? It’s a “50-state annual initiative to provide clear, concise, and consistent information on healthcare decision-making to both…
Rank this Week: 2419

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

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

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4850

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/
  • May 3

    Guardianship abuse and how to avoid it

    Guardianship abuse and how to avoid it
    As I advise clients, estate planning is not only about planning for death. It's also about making plans for whatever life can throw at you. Planning for disability is a key element of a good estate plan, allowing you to avoid becoming the…
  • Apr 23

    Meeting many wonderful caregivers today at the Fearless Caregiver Conference

    Meeting many wonderful caregivers today at the Fearless Caregiver Conference
    Today I had the privilege today of serving as a guest panelist at the Fearless Caregiver Conference in West Palm Beach. The conference was attended by hundreds of people who are caring for loved ones and are seeking advice, support and…
  • Apr 20

    Part B Deductible Coverage to end as part of new "doc fix" legislation

    Part B Deductible Coverage to end as part of new "doc fix" legislation
    The so-called Medicare "doc fix" (officially the "Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015") was signed into law by President Obama on April 16. A rare instance of congressional bipartisanship, the new law…
Rank this Week: 904

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • May 3

    Thinking About Transferring Your Home to Your Children?

    Thinking About Transferring Your Home to Your Children?
                Jamie called because her dad was in need of Medicaid.  He was now in a nursing home and Mom was living at home.  They had about $120,000 of countable assets.  I…
  • Apr 26

    More Than Just Power of Attorney

    More Than Just Power of Attorney
                More often than not, the calls we receive in our office concerning a long term care crisis are made by one or more of the adult children of the senior in failing health. …
  • Apr 19

    Second Marriage – Happily Ever After? (Part 2)

    Second Marriage – Happily Ever After? (Part 2)
                    Last week I was telling you about George and Mary.  Mary has dementia and may soon need nursing home care.   George had gone to an elder…
Rank this Week: 2354

KYEstates.com

KYEstates.com

A Kentucky-based conversation on trust & estates law. By Carter Ruml.

http://kyestates.com
  • May 3

    Overfunded 529 Plans: Avoiding Too Much of a Good Thing

    Overfunded 529 Plans: Avoiding Too Much of a Good Thing
    The expense of college for children and grandchildren is a troubling issue for almost all of my clients. I think this is because at an instinctual level, long before crunching any numbers, clients know what the charts below show: college…
  • Apr 25

    A Critical Look at Roth IRAs: The Marshmallow Is Not Always What It Seem

    A Critical Look at Roth IRAs: The Marshmallow Is Not Always What It Seem
    In the late 60s and early 70s at Bing Nursery School on Stanford’s campus, Walter Mischel conducted the famous “Marshmallow Experiment” on delayed gratification. Preschoolers were offered a choice between one…
  • Apr 19

    Exercising Stock Options and Selling Shares: May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

    Exercising Stock Options and Selling Shares: May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor
    If you have been working since the late ‘90s, you have probably collected some great stories about exercising stock options and other equity-based compensation. Some are unqualified success stories, like the time my college…
Rank this Week: 4992

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • May 2

    Court Discusses Contruction of a Residuary Trust

    Court Discusses Contruction of a Residuary Trust
    A New York Probate Lawyer said the petitioner, the surviving trustee of a trust created on January 21, 1932, by and for the benefit of one Mrs. W, makes application for settlement of its account and asks for a construction whether the whole…
  • May 1

    Petitioners Seek Determination as to Disposition of Property

    Petitioners Seek Determination as to Disposition of Property
    A Probate Lawyer said that in this proceeding the executors seek a determination as to the validity and effect of the disposition of property described in testator's will and authorization to sell the real property of which testator died…
  • Apr 30

    Petitioner Seeks Clarity on Disposition of Property

    Petitioner Seeks Clarity on Disposition of Property
    A New York Probate Lawyer said that in this proceeding the executors seek a determination as to the validity and effect of the disposition of property described in testator's will and authorization to sell the real property of which testator…
Rank this Week: 1723

Michigan Estate Planning Lawyer…

Michigan Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers trusts, probate, elder law, and estate planning. By Witzke Berry Carter & Wander PLLC.

http://www.michiganestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • May 2

    Why You Must Never Ever Micromanage Your Search Engine Optimization Company

    Why You Must Never Ever Micromanage Your Search Engine Optimization Company
    You’re not obtaining the outcomes you desire from your Search Engine Optimization firm, but you’re not sure exactly just what the trouble is. You even question if it could be you, as well as not the Search Engine Optimization…
  • Sep 24

    Tax Filing Tips for Same-Sex Couples in Oakland County

    Tax Filing Tips for Same-Sex Couples in Oakland County
    Tax filing tips as a result of the Windsor ruling on same-sex couples By Marc Wander Cincinnati residents James Obergefell and John Arthur lived together and were in a committed and intimate relationship for more than 20 years. When John…
  • Sep 24

    Obamacare: GOP’s NEW plan to repeal and replace

    Obamacare: GOP’s NEW plan to repeal and replace
    Obamacare proposed to be repealed and replaced in GOP’s new bill By Mike Witzke A health-care bill will be unveiled by the Republican Study Committee in the House of Representatives to replace Obamacare. (Related: Gifts for…
Rank this Week: 419

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/
  • May 2

    When parents get older, sometimes the vultures win

    When parents get older, sometimes the vultures win
    Here is a question that I'm asked often, in various forms. I have to say, it's my absolute most-disliked question, because I feel that the parents of those asking have lost all autonomy and are losing their basic legal rights. I know right…
  • May 1

    Mad at your siblings because of an estate? Don't resort to cyber-bullying

    Mad at your siblings because of an estate? Don't resort to cyber-bullying
    I receive dozens of comments, questions, and emails from readers every day. All are looking for information that will help them with an estate in which they are embroiled. Some of them are actually pretty darn angry at someone else involved…
  • May 1

    A smile for the weekend

    A smile for the weekend
Rank this Week: 352

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    A FLORIDA TRUSTEES OBLIGATIONS TO TRUST BENEFICIARIES

    A FLORIDA TRUSTEES OBLIGATIONS TO TRUST BENEFICIARIES
    In the case of Bain v. McIntosh (U.S. Ct. App., 11th Cir., No. 14-13836, March 2, 2015) the U.S. Court of Appeals held that a Florida attorney, hired to represent a trustee does not owe a fiduciary duty to the trust…
  • May 1

    THE REASONABLENESS OF FLORIDA PROBATE LEGAL FEES

    THE REASONABLENESS OF FLORIDA PROBATE LEGAL FEES
    The Florida 2nd District Court of Appeals, in Faulkner v. Woodruff (Fla. Ct. App., 2nd Dist., No. 2D13-2165, March 6, 2015) recently held that a Florida Personal Representative may petition a probate court to review the…
  • Apr 28

    STEP-CHILDREN'S RIGHTS IN FLORIDA PROBATE PROCEEDINGS

    STEP-CHILDREN'S RIGHTS IN FLORIDA PROBATE PROCEEDINGS
    One of the most common scenarios, when dealing with Florida probate matters in the second marriage situation, is that upon the death of the first spouse his or her children claim that the surviving spouse is taking…
Rank this Week: 2288

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • May 1

    Obligations as a Guarantor Could Hinder Your Asset Protection Option

    Obligations as a Guarantor Could Hinder Your Asset Protection Option
    Signing a personal guaranty for your business or a relative can have a variety of financial implications. It can also limit your asset protection alternatives. Asset protection planning frequently involves the transfer of assets. An…
  • Apr 30

    Most Asset Protection Trusts Are Not Designed For Estate Planning

    Most Asset Protection Trusts Are Not Designed For Estate Planning
    It is highly advisable to focus on asset protection and estate planning at the same time. Keep in mind, however, that you will likely need separate documents for each type of planning. Most people who set up an asset protection trust…
  • Feb 27

    Keep Bankruptcy Code §548(e) in Mind if You Have a DAPT

    Keep Bankruptcy Code §548(e) in Mind if You Have a DAPT
    About 16 states now have laws that allow a Domestic Asset Protection Trust (DAPT). These trusts can be very useful to protect assets in many situations. But keep in mind that a DAPT (like other asset protection strategies) is designed to…
Rank this Week: 4054

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.connecticutestateplanningattorneysblog.com/
  • May 1

    When to Apply for Medicare and Social Security

    When to Apply for Medicare and Social Security
    We are often asked this question… When am I eligible for Medicare and Social Security? …especially as our clients reach their 60s and start dreaming of retirement. Here are some answers to your questions about Medicare and…
  • Apr 24

    Divorce and Life Insurance: Custodial Account or Life Insurance Trust?

    Divorce and Life Insurance: Custodial Account or Life Insurance Trust?
    By Wendy J. Borawski If you have custody of your minor child and your spouse is paying child support, chances are your spouse was required by court order to maintain a life insurance policy for the benefit of the child. So what happens if…
  • Apr 24

    Divorce and Estate Planning in Connecticut: 5 Steps You Should Take Now

    Divorce and Estate Planning in Connecticut: 5 Steps You Should Take Now
    When you got married you hoped for the best, but unfortunately, things didn’t turn out the way you expected. Whether your divorce in Connecticut is final or you’re just beginning the process, it’s a good idea to take a hard…
Rank this Week: 2736

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/
  • May 1

    Who Owns This Blog Post?

    Who Owns This Blog Post?
    As a lawyer who blogs who is interested in the law as it pertains to bloggers, answering this question seems like a good place to start for a series of posts on Internet Law. The answer to the above question, as you might imagine, depends on…
  • Apr 27

    Do Livestock Need to Know Constitutional Law? The Effect of Court Rulings on PA Farm Project

    Do Livestock Need to Know Constitutional Law? The Effect of Court Rulings on PA Farm Project
    Another title for this post could have been “Are my cows violating your constitutional rights?”   In less than two years, the Pennsylvania Courts have made two rulings that greatly affect all environmental issues in the…
  • Apr 13

    Securities and Exchange Commission Issues Final Rules on Regulation A+

    Securities and Exchange Commission Issues Final Rules on Regulation A+
    On Wednesday, March 25, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted final rules that will assist certain small businesses and startups in fundraising efforts by creating an updated exemption from registration for certain small…
Rank this Week: 4878

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • May 1

    Exploring Personal Cloud Storage for Attorney

    Exploring Personal Cloud Storage for Attorney
    The cloud, while often intimidating to attorneys, has become a hot topic for law firms looking to stay on the forefront of technology. Terms like cloud storage, cloud computing, and Software as a Service (SaaS) add confusion to the…
  • Apr 10

    LLC vs. S Corporation | Which is Right for My Business?

    LLC vs. S Corporation | Which is Right for My Business?
    I'm frequently approached (virtually) by entrepreneurs that have great ideas for a new business to start. They know that they need to form SOME type of business, but often they don't know much more than the terms "LLC" or "Corporation."…
  • Mar 27

    An Interview with Financial Planner Brian Plain

    An Interview with Financial Planner Brian Plain
    As any estate planning attorney will attest to, financial planners are some of our strongest allies when we work to help clients ensure that their futures and families are well taken care of. But, not all advisors are alike. Some charge flat…
Rank this Week: 3807

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
  • May 1

    Is Gift to Stepchildren Void if Testator is Divorced After Signing a Will?

    Is Gift to Stepchildren Void if Testator is Divorced After Signing a Will?
    I received a note yesterday from someone whose mother had recently passed away. His mother’s Will, which was made before she divorced, identified her stepchildren as beneficiaries. The note’s author asked: “Do the…
  • Apr 20

    Who Are Your Beneficiaries?

    Who Are Your Beneficiaries?
    Who are your beneficiaries? When was the last time you updated your beneficiary designations? If you’re like most Americans, it’s probably been a really long time! Unfortunately that can lead to disastrous results. For example, I…
  • Apr 10

    Can I Rewrite a Deceased Person’s Will?

    Can I Rewrite a Deceased Person’s Will?
    I received a message from someone this week whose husband had passed away seven years earlier leaving a Will that gave all his worldly possessions her. However, she never had the Will probated. I’m not sure what circumstances caused her…
Rank this Week: 1265