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Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 20

    Estate Planning for Your Pet (Part 1)

    Estate Planning for Your Pet (Part 1)
                    Everyone loves their pet.  We spend millions in pet products and vet bills each year and that number seems to increase every year.  A…
  • Aug 14

    Health Care Directives and HIPAA Release

    Health Care Directives and HIPAA Release
         It’s a common mistake, confusing a health care directive and a HIPAA release.  Both are necessary but they are not identical.      First let’s look at a health care…
  • Aug 6

    Medicaid’s Confusing Treatment of Trusts (Part 2)

    Medicaid’s Confusing Treatment of Trusts (Part 2)
                    Last week I wrote about trusts and how they are treated by Medicaid.  Specifically, I am talking about irrevocable trusts.  Most people…
Rank this Week: 2681

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/
  • Aug 20

    Basics of International Will

    Basics of International Will
    Recently, we have written on the intricacies of estate planning when an individual owns foreign property. If you own international property or have other estate assets that span two or more countries, one of the most effective ways to ensure…
  • Aug 17

    The Basics – Understanding Dynasty Trust

    The Basics – Understanding Dynasty Trust
    Dynasty trusts often conjure up images of very wealthy families that have a great deal of money to pass onto their heirs. However, dynasty trusts can actually be an effective tool for families with more average assets to distribute.…
  • Aug 14

    Estate Planning and Foreign Asset

    Estate Planning and Foreign Asset
    Estate planning can be a complicated process, especially for individuals that have diversified assets. The process can be even more complex for individuals engaging in estate planning when those individuals have foreign assets to consider. If…
Rank this Week: 851

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
Rank this Week: 206

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
  • Aug 20

    Ways To Celebrate National Senior Citizens Day

    Ways To Celebrate National Senior Citizens Day
    Since 1998, when President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation, August 21 has been celebrated as National Senior Citizens Day. The day was noted as one in which the public should “recognize the contributions of senior citizens, their…
  • Aug 18

    The Benefit Of Pre-Planning Your Funeral

    The Benefit Of Pre-Planning Your Funeral
    Senior citizens are taking the reins when it comes to pre-planning their funerals for many varied reasons. Some individuals pre-plan so they can be assured their final wishes will be carried out. Others want to alleviate the burden from their…
  • Aug 15

    Seniors Are ‘Living Out Loud’ During Older Americans Month And Beyond

    Seniors Are ‘Living Out Loud’ During Older Americans Month And Beyond
    In our Rochester Elder Law practice, we work with older individuals who are not only determined to “age in place” but who are “living out loud.” What this means is these seniors are taking charge of their lives, are…
Rank this Week: 4393

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/
  • Aug 19

    Forgotten about a financial asset? How to reclaim it

    Forgotten about a financial asset? How to reclaim it
    Even the most frugal and diligent among us can forget about fragments of our financial lives as the years pile up, we move, paperwork accumulates and gets misplaced or thrown out. These forgotten fragments include bank accounts of various…
  • Aug 14

    Estate of Star Wars' Carrie Fisher goes to probate

    Estate of Star Wars' Carrie Fisher goes to probate
    Carrie Fisher, daughter of the late actress Debbie Reynolds and crooner Eddie Fisher, died from a heart attack on December 27 at age 60. Her mother, legendary movie star Debbie Reynolds, died the following day.  Mother and daughter had been…
  • Jul 24

    Considerations Before (And After) You Agree to Serve as Health Care Surrogate

    Considerations Before (And After) You Agree to Serve as Health Care Surrogate
    Consider yourself fortunate if you have been asked to serve as someone’s health care surrogate, for you get to decide if you’ll accept the job. Astonishingly, many people name a surrogate without ever asking or informing the person they…
Rank this Week: 4503

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/
  • Aug 19

    I'm shocked at what my lawyer charged me for estate work - what can I do?

    I'm shocked at what my lawyer charged me for estate work - what can I do?
    Unfortunately, legal services are expensive. This reader wrote to me about his situation in which he was taken surprise by his lawyer's bill. Is the bill reasonable? It depends. Can he do something about it? Probably. Below is his question…
  • Aug 17

    The Law Show: Practical tips and how-tos for executors and beneficiarie

    The Law Show: Practical tips and how-tos for executors and beneficiarie
    This week's (August 17, 2017) episode of The Law Show is online! This week we are talking about several practical tips and how-tos that executors and beneficiaries need to know. The idea behind it is that executors know they are supposed to…
  • Aug 15

    Joint property cannot be clawed back to satisfy deceased's debt

    Joint property cannot be clawed back to satisfy deceased's debt
    I recently came across an article by Toronto lawyer Suzana Popovic-Montag that talks about what happens to joint property owned by a deceased person whose estate does not have enough funds to pay all debts. This is something that many…
Rank this Week: 4394

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

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

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    Sato v. Sato

    Sato v. Sato
    Things would be simpler, but not nearly as interesting, if everyone remained in the same place. Hiroyuki Rex Sato, often referred to as Rex, immigrated with his family to British Columbia in 1969. He became a Canadian citizen in 1975.…
  • Jul 29

    Capacity to Marry: Devore-Thompson v. Poulain

    Capacity to Marry: Devore-Thompson v. Poulain
    Marriage has significant legal implications on the succession of property. Yet, I don’t come across either in my practice or my reading, that many cases where a marriage is challenged on the basis that someone did not have the mental…
  • Jul 19

    Johnson v. North Shore Yacht Works Corp.

    Johnson v. North Shore Yacht Works Corp.
    In British Columbia, a trustee acting in the administration of a trust is generally entitled to be reimbursed for his or her reasonable expenses out of the trust assets. But what if the trustee makes a contract in respect of the trust assets,…
Rank this Week: 1323

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts in Nevada.

http://www.wealth-counselors.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    Keeping Your Estate Plan Private

    Keeping Your Estate Plan Private
    Privacy is a main concern for many clients when it comes to estate planning.  One benefit of creating a Living Trust, as opposed to simply drafting a Will, is the opportunity to keep your assets and your plans as private as you want them…
  • May 25

    Can I Use a Revocable LivingTrust to Protect My Assets?

    Can I Use a Revocable LivingTrust to Protect My Assets?
    Most clients understand that revocable living trusts are valuable components of an estate plan. But when asset protection is a primary goal of your estate plan, then revocable living trusts are not necessarily the way to go.  The fact…
  • May 13

    Reno Estate Planning Lawyers Explain Disadvantages of Probate

    Reno Estate Planning Lawyers Explain Disadvantages of Probate
    Probate is simply the administration of an estate through the court system after someone’s death.  Nearly every estate is required to pass through probate before heirs can receive their inheritance.  While the purpose of this…
Rank this Week: 3435

Unique Estate Law Blog

Unique Estate Law Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://uniqueestatelaw.com/lawyer/blog/Unique_Estate_Law_Blog.htm
  • Aug 19

    Important Estate Planning Tips for Same-Sex Couple

    Important Estate Planning Tips for Same-Sex Couple
    Q: Could you be legally married… and don't know it?If you are confused about your same-sex marital status and rights, you are in good company. And if you aren’t, then maybe you should be. All those in a committed relationship…
  • Jul 14

    Living Trusts Vs. Wills: Choosing the Right Estate Planning Tool

    Living Trusts Vs. Wills: Choosing the Right Estate Planning Tool
    There many types of estate planning tools and each one offers benefits and drawbacks. Some tools work better to accomplish certain goals than others. In addition, some individuals or families may not need to utilize certain options, while…
  • Jul 13

    7 Secrets to Drafting a Successful Will.

    7 Secrets to Drafting a Successful Will.
    Writing a Will is something everybody should do.  With a Will, you can name a guardian for your minor children, decide who gets your assets, and appoint someone to sort out your estate.  A properly drafted Will should help maintain…
Rank this Week: 2961

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Covers wills, trusts & estates, guardianships, tax and asset protection planning.

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    Will the New Jersey Estate Tax Repeal Become Permanent?

    Will the New Jersey Estate Tax Repeal Become Permanent?
    As most of my estate planning clients are aware, I have been very cautious regarding whether or not New Jersey will keep a $2,000,000 estate tax exemption beyond 2017 or allow for a full repeal. However, it is worth noting that the…
  • Aug 9

    NJ Has Finally Released 2017 Estate Tax Return and Calculator

    NJ Has Finally Released 2017 Estate Tax Return and Calculator
    As I know many of you have been waiting anxiously, I wanted to make sure that you are aware that the New Jersey Division of Taxation has finally released the 2017 Estate Tax Return form.  They have also released an estate tax…
  • May 8

    Where Is The Best Place To Die From An Estate And Inheritance Tax Perspective?

    Where Is The Best Place To Die From An Estate And Inheritance Tax Perspective?
    Several years ago, I wrote a few articles comparing the tax consequences of dying in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Florida.  Now that New Jersey has amended its estate tax laws, I thought I should write another post for 2017.I…
Rank this Week: 1327

McDevitt Law Office

McDevitt Law Office

Covers estate planning and family law in Virginia.

http://www.mcdevittlaw.net/blog-index/
  • Aug 18

    Estate planning for the single parent

    Estate planning for the single parent
    There are some estate planning issues that single parents are advised to consider when planning for the financial future of their children. Among them is the selection of a guardian who will raise their children in the event the parent dies…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1898

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Aug 18

    Learn About the Medicaid Estate Recovery Program

    Learn About the Medicaid Estate Recovery Program
    “Many clients planning for long-term care are anxious about the consequences of using the Medicaid long-term care program to finance their long-term care, and rightfully so.”
  • Aug 17

    New York Considers Legislation to Help the Elderly

    New York Considers Legislation to Help the Elderly
    “Elder abuse is an under-reported crime that preys on the people who worked hard to build our communities.” Several pieces of legislation in New York are being considered that are aimed at helping health care workers and bank employees…
  • Aug 16

    What about the Taxes on Inherited Property?

    What about the Taxes on Inherited Property?
    “When you leave a home to loved ones, they get a step-up in basis which means tax savings.”
Rank this Week: 3112

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: 880

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

Features estate planning and elder law news. By Moynihan Lyons PC.

http://blog.moynihanlyons.com/
  • Aug 18

    Hutchence's Daughter May Still Inherit Million

    Hutchence's Daughter May Still Inherit Million
    INXS lead singer was reported to be nearly penniless when he died. INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence died in 1997 leaving behind a trust fund that was believed to be unfunded, yet family members now think his daughter will inherit millions…
  • Aug 17

    Wealthy Not Necessarily Blocked from Social Security

    Wealthy Not Necessarily Blocked from Social Security
    How a person accumulated wealth is a key factor in the decision on eligibility to receive benefits. Wealthy people are eligible for Social Security, as long as they did not accumulate their wealth through passive means, according to The…
  • Aug 16

    Medicaid May Be Very Important to You

    Medicaid May Be Very Important to You
    A reduction in Medicaid could have an impact on long-term care in a nursing home. Medicaid was set up to provide health care for poor people, including the elderly. Most of the people in nursing homes now receive Medicaid to pay for their…
Rank this Week: 3219

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covers asset protection, estate planning, probate and income tax planning. By Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill P.A.

http://www.sbshlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 18

    Adapting: Technology and Wealth

    Adapting: Technology and Wealth
    As an estate planner, it is fascinating to me to see how some have acquired their wealth. When I began my career, many "wealthy" families had earned it the standard way, through careers, businesses and salting away a significant portion of…
  • Aug 11

    European Musing

    European Musing
    Hello from Europe, where I’ve spent a good part of July. In late June we dropped off my youngest at a Brown University Spanish Immersion Program in Segovia, Spain—allowing us to tour Madrid and Barcelona. At the time I write this…
  • Aug 4

    The Story of Uncle Benny

    The Story of Uncle Benny
    In my wife’s family lore they tell the story from many years ago about Uncle Benny who didn’t trust his doctors. One day Benny experienced crushing chest pains and was rushed by ambulance to the hospital. His wife and a host of…
Rank this Week: 797

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.czepigalaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 18

    7 Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

    7 Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep
    Our need for sleep changes throughout our lifetimes, but maybe not as much as we once thought. Contrary to popular belief, adults 65 and older do not require less sleep than they did at 35 or 50. The National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9…
  • Aug 11

    Multigenerational Living – A Win-Win-Win (If Done Right)

    Multigenerational Living – A Win-Win-Win (If Done Right)
    Multiple generations living under one roof may seem like a concept from a time gone by or a practice from another part of the world, but it is actually a growing trend here in the states. Before WWII, approximately 25% of Americans shared…
  • Jul 13

    7 Ways to Unload Your Family Heirloom

    7 Ways to Unload Your Family Heirloom
    Of all the things we do in taking care of our aging parents, dealing with their household stuff might be the most cumbersome. After all, when the end finally comes, it’s up to us to sort, store, sell, toss, donate, and clean everything…
Rank this Week: 2683

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
  • Aug 18

    Can a Drunk Person Enter Into a Contract?

    Can a Drunk Person Enter Into a Contract?
    People who are intoxicated often make bad decisions, including signing contracts they may regret when the hangover kicks in. Can they simply claim intoxication and get out of the deal? The short answer: maybe. One of the four essential…
  • Aug 16

    6 Ways to Streamline Evidence

    6 Ways to Streamline Evidence
    Juries usually base their verdicts on a small number of crucial points. But lawyers tend to offer as much evidence as possible, believing this will make their case more convincing or fearing they’ll leave something out. Finding the fine…
  • Aug 14

    Revocation-on-Divorce Statute May Have Retroactive Reach

    Revocation-on-Divorce Statute May Have Retroactive Reach
    When the marriage is over, former spouses usually want their property to go somewhere else when they die. At least the revocation-on-divorce statute assumes this is so and renders transfers made to the other spouse null and void. The statute…
Rank this Week: 319

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/
  • Aug 18

    [The following article was written by…

    [The following article was written by Attorney Elizabeth White of Marshall, Parker and Weber, and is posted with her permission] It is common for parents to consider deeding their home to their child or children. The reasons for…
  • Jul 16

    How to Protect Yourself when Signing Nursing Home Admission Agreement

    How to Protect Yourself when Signing Nursing Home Admission Agreement
    Placing a family member in a nursing home is a difficult and traumatic event. One of the obstacles to be overcome is reviewing and signing the facility’s admission paperwork. This typically involves many pages of complicated provisions and…
  • Jul 13

    Pennsylvania's New Notary Law

    Pennsylvania's New Notary Law
    Pennsylvania has adopted a version of the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts. The new law, which takes effect on October 26, 2017, codifies provisions relating to notaries in Title 57 and repeals existing laws relating to notaries. The…
Rank this Week: 3053

Simmons & Schiavo, LLP Blog

Simmons & Schiavo, LLP Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://blog.sslawoffices.com
  • Aug 18

    Elder Law Estate Planning

    Elder Law Estate Planning
    Most of the time, estate planning is not just about a deceased person's estate. It is also about elder law options. A long time ago, only wealthy people had estate plans prepared and the early estate planning options evolved to reflect their…
  • Aug 17

    Options Are Important When Inheriting an IRA

    Options Are Important When Inheriting an IRA
    Americans hold a lot of wealth in IRAs. However, do you know the tax consequences? Forbes recently discussed some possibilities for beneficiaries of IRAs, including the good deals and the bad deals in "What To Do If You Inherit an…
  • Aug 17

    Beneficiary Planning

    Beneficiary Planning
    Who you make the beneficiaries of your retirement accounts, can have major implications for your estate. When you first signed up for a retirement account, you might not have thought about all the details that were presented to you. This is…
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Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Aug 18

    Co-Executors’ Choice of Appraiser Upheld

    Co-Executors’ Choice of Appraiser Upheld
    In Heisinger v. Cleary, 150 A.3d 1136 (2016), the Supreme Court of Connecticut upheld the Co-Executors’ engagement of Management Professional Planning, Inc. ("MPI") to appraise the decedent’s stock in a closely held business.
  • Aug 14

    Beneficiary's Trust Interest Properly Taken for Beneficiary's Debts Under Modified Trust

    Beneficiary's Trust Interest Properly Taken for Beneficiary's Debts Under Modified Trust
    In the Matter of Frei Irrevocable Trust dated October 29, 1996, 390 P.3d 646, is a 2017 decision by the Supreme Court of Nevada holding that a beneficiary’s interest in a trust is subject to the claims of his creditors, notwithstanding…
  • Jul 17

    Eleventh Circuit Ruling Furthers Appellate Split on Title VII’s Protection for Sexual Orientation

    Eleventh Circuit Ruling Furthers Appellate Split on Title VII’s Protection for Sexual Orientation
    On July 6, 2017, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals became the latest circuit to weigh in on whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) protects employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation.…
Rank this Week: 555

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Aug 18

    The Perfect Storm

    The Perfect Storm
    Here at the Academy, we host quite a few events each year for our Members. We put in countless hours over the course of months to prepare for these events. We prepare things like materials, educational sessions, coordinate hotel reservations,…
  • Aug 16

    Choosing a Roth or Traditional IRA (or 401k)

    Choosing a Roth or Traditional IRA (or 401k)
    This is another in a series of blogs on the basics of estate planning. In this blog, we’ll look at the differences between a Roth and a traditional IRA (or 401k). We’ll also look at considerations in choosing between them. With a…
  • Aug 14

    Americans’ Views on End-of-Life Care

    Americans’ Views on End-of-Life Care
    What really matters to us in our final days? A recent survey on end-of-life care by The Economist and the Kaiser Family Foundation sheds new light on our views in the U.S. I’m sharing some of the highlights with you here, along with…
Rank this Week: 736

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Aug 18

    Estate Administration for Family Members: What to Do First

    Estate Administration for Family Members: What to Do First
    You have gone through the steps of arranging a funeral for your loved one that has passed away. However, now you are dealing with your role as the executor. You must administer the estate, but you are unsure where to start. You do not have…
  • Aug 11

    Contracts for Geriatric Caregivers: What do You Need?

    Contracts for Geriatric Caregivers: What do You Need?
    Whether you are hiring someone privately, or you have hired a family member to care for an aging loved one, it is important that you realize this is a business transaction. This person is being hired and compensated for caring for your…
  • Aug 4

    The Basics of Elder Law

    The Basics of Elder Law
    Elder law is an area of law about the elderly. An elder law attorney is well-versed in cases that involve seniors and senior rights. Lawyers practicing in elder law focus on the important decisions made later in life, including helping their…
Rank this Week: 2508

Colorado Estate Planning

Colorado Estate Planning

Covers Colorado Springs estate planning & administration plus business & tax planning. By Kevin Forbush.

http://blog.forbushgoldberg.com/
  • Aug 18

    Hutchence's Daughter May Still Inherit Million

    Hutchence's Daughter May Still Inherit Million
    INXS lead singer was reported to be nearly penniless when he died. INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence died in 1997 leaving behind a trust fund that was believed to be unfunded, yet family members now think his daughter will inherit millions…
  • Aug 17

    Wealthy Not Necessarily Blocked from Social Security

    Wealthy Not Necessarily Blocked from Social Security
    How a person accumulated wealth is a key factor in the decision on eligibility to receive benefits. Wealthy people are eligible for Social Security, as long as they did not accumulate their wealth through passive means, according to The…
  • Aug 16

    Medicaid May Be Very Important to You

    Medicaid May Be Very Important to You
    A reduction in Medicaid could have an impact on long-term care in a nursing home. Medicaid was set up to provide health care for poor people, including the elderly. Most of the people in nursing homes now receive Medicaid to pay for their…
Rank this Week: 3028

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Aug 18

    The Honour of Being Named a Trustee?

    The Honour of Being Named a Trustee?
    When you are appointed to act as a “trustee”, you are being asked to take on the control and management of property, but for the benefit of other persons, called the beneficiaries. The beneficiaries are usually family members of…
  • Aug 16

    A Brief Review of Solicitor’s Negligence

    A Brief Review of Solicitor’s Negligence
    Claims against solicitors for negligence often arise in the context of estates cases, whether it be the failure of a lawyer to ensure that a testator’s wishes are accurately reflected in his/her will, to neglecting to confirm the…
  • Aug 15

    Valuators – 2018 Might be a Very Good Year

    Valuators – 2018 Might be a Very Good Year
    I mentioned in my last blog that the government is proposing measures to limit the application of the lifetime capital gains exemption (“LCGE”) to owners of eligible small business corporations, based on age and…
Rank this Week: 3216

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Aug 18

    Outline Of Cause And Effect Essay in AU – essaywritings.com.au

    Outline Of Cause And Effect Essay in AU – essaywritings.com.au
    Outline Of Cause And Effect Essay in AU – essaywritings.com.au Might it be potential for an individual to create downwards my cardstock for me personally within just such a rapid closing meeting?” “Can these incredibly…
  • Aug 17

    E-commerce refers to the innovation that gives efficient capacity of access to issues from various modalities.

    E-commerce refers to the innovation that gives efficient capacity of access to issues from various modalities.
    E-commerce refers to the innovation that gives efficient capacity of access to issues from various modalities. It emerges with the selection of different business realms and completing them landing training. The same issue has five required…
  • Aug 17

    The Development and Future Perspectives of E-Commerce

    The Development and Future Perspectives of E-Commerce
    The Development and Future Perspectives of E-Commerce The introduction of smart-phones, portable electronic devices, and tablets has revolutionized electronic commerce. It is defines as the extensive application of information technology and…
Rank this Week: 2201

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Covers trusts and estate planning.

https://hullandhull.com/feed/
  • Aug 18

    Dramatic Changes to Ontario Disability Support Program

    Dramatic Changes to Ontario Disability Support Program
    Recent amendments to the regulations under the Ontario Disability Support Program Act have made significant changes to the Program, making it easier for people with disabilities to qualify for and maintain benefits. The amendments vary the…
  • Aug 16

    Trial Judge = Gatekeeper: Bruff-Murpy v. Gunawardena

    Trial Judge = Gatekeeper: Bruff-Murpy v. Gunawardena
    As part two of my earlier blog on the issue of expert witnesses at trial, Bruff-Murphy v. Gunawardena, 2017 ONCA 502, is a great read for the Court of Appeal’s view on the role of the trial judge during expert testimony. In the…
  • Aug 16

    Abuse of a power of attorney: when good people do bad thing

    Abuse of a power of attorney: when good people do bad thing
    We all know that bad people can do some very bad things. So, if your estate plan includes a continuing power of attorney for property (as it likely should), and you name someone to manage your affairs in the event you can’t,…
Rank this Week: 1979

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Aug 17

    Preventing Dementia and Cognitive Decline

    Preventing Dementia and Cognitive Decline
    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NAS) have recently published a report which indicates that it may be possible to prevent dementia and age-related cognitive decline. Just seven years ago, scientists were unwilling…
  • Aug 11

    Beware of Public Benefits: The Cautionary Tale of Overpayment

    Beware of Public Benefits: The Cautionary Tale of Overpayment
    Recently, I have seen an increase in the number of notices from the Social Security Administration and the Department of Medical Assistance Services relating to benefits received by a person not eligible to receive benefits any longer due to…
  • Aug 7

    The Importance of Re-evaluating Your Estate Plan

    The Importance of Re-evaluating Your Estate Plan
    For decades, estate planners have drafted estate plans around the federal estate tax, looking for ways to minimize or avoid the payment of estate taxes on death. Because the estate tax exemption amount was as low as $600,000 as recently as…
Rank this Week: 2092

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/
  • Aug 17

    Preventing Dementia and Cognitive Decline

    Preventing Dementia and Cognitive Decline
    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NAS) have recently published a report which indicates that it may be possible to prevent dementia and age-related cognitive decline. Just seven years ago, scientists were unwilling…
  • Aug 11

    Beware of Public Benefits: The Cautionary Tale of Overpayment

    Beware of Public Benefits: The Cautionary Tale of Overpayment
    Recently, I have seen an increase in the number of notices from the Social Security Administration and the Department of Medical Assistance Services relating to benefits received by a person not eligible to receive benefits any longer due to…
  • Aug 7

    The Importance of Re-evaluating Your Estate Plan

    The Importance of Re-evaluating Your Estate Plan
    For decades, estate planners have drafted estate plans around the federal estate tax, looking for ways to minimize or avoid the payment of estate taxes on death. Because the estate tax exemption amount was as low as $600,000 as recently as…
Rank this Week: 2421

Krueger & Hernandez SC Blog

Krueger & Hernandez SC Blog

Covers personal injury and estate planning.

http://www.kh-law.net/blog/
  • Aug 17

    Reasons to Consult with a Wisconsin Estate Planning Attorney

    Reasons to Consult with a Wisconsin Estate Planning Attorney
    It is never too early or too late to create an estate plan. The same holds true if you need to make changes to a plan you created in the past. Once you have everything in order, you will feel better about anything the future brings your way.…
  • Aug 11

    Vaccine Compensation: Autoimmune Reactions to Vaccination

    Vaccine Compensation: Autoimmune Reactions to Vaccination
    According to the American Autoimmune Related Disease Association(AARDA) approximately 1 in 5 Americans suffer from an autoimmune disease. In fact, Autoimmune Diseases are now ranked as one of the top ten leading causes of death in females…
  • Aug 8

    Questions to Answer About Wisconsin Guardianship

    Questions to Answer About Wisconsin Guardianship
    If you want to learn more about Wisconsin guardianship, you shouldn’t hesitate to collect the necessary information. Before we get into the finer details of this estate planning topic, it’s important to fully understand what the…
Rank this Week: 1621

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 17

    Six Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018

    Six Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018
    Congratulations to the Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 – including one “Lawyer of the Year.” Bob Banks, Victoria Blachly, Chris Costantino, Stephen Kantor, Van White, and Eric…
  • Aug 2

    Heat Wave Reminder – Oregon Law Allows Public Intervention if a Child or Animal is in Danger

    Heat Wave Reminder – Oregon Law Allows Public Intervention if a Child or Animal is in Danger
    Portland is currently in the midst of what could be a record breaking heat wave. The city is forecast to have temperatures climbing above 100 degrees this week. Health officials are urging citizens to stay hydrated and take precautions when…
  • Aug 1

    New Handheld Device Law: What Washington Drivers Need to Know

    New Handheld Device Law: What Washington Drivers Need to Know
    Washington State Governor Jay Inslee recently accelerated the enforcement of the Driving Under the Influence of Electronics (DUIE) Act. The Act now forbids virtually all use of handheld gadgets such as phones, tablets, laptop computers and…
Rank this Week: 474

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

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

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    Advice to the Executors of an Estate

    Advice to the Executors of an Estate
    Advice to the Executors of an EstateAdvice to the Executors of an EstateThe New Probate Statute of NJ revised various sections of the New Jersey law on Wills and estates. law makes a number of substantial changes to the provisions governing…
  • Aug 17

    Administration of Estates, Probates and Decedents Law in New Jersey 3B:10-6

    Administration of Estates, Probates and Decedents Law in New Jersey 3B:10-6
    Administration of Estates, Probates and Decedents Law in New Jersey 3B:10-6B:10-6. Acts of administrator before notice of will Lawful acts performed in good faith by an administrator before notice of a will and purchases or transfers made by…
  • Aug 17

    Administrator of an Estate where there is no Will

    Administrator of an Estate where there is no Will
    Administrator of an Estate where there is no WillADMINISTRATOR OF A DECEDENTS ESTATE WHERE THERE IS NO WILL- DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESWhen a person dies without having a Will that is called intestate. The administration must be…
Rank this Week: 344

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/
  • Aug 17

    How the Franchise Tax Board Collects Delinquent Tax Debt

    How the Franchise Tax Board Collects Delinquent Tax Debt
    The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) has many of the same weapons at its disposal as the IRS when collecting delinquent tax debt, and also has the ability to use information received from the IRS to assess additional tax against you. If…
  • Aug 15

    How to Pursue Settlement with the Board of Equalization

    How to Pursue Settlement with the Board of Equalization
    If the Board of Equalization (BOE) conducts a sales and use tax audit on your business, you may face a sales tax liability of tens of thousands of dollars or more. To make matters worse, the BOE can share information with the California…
  • Aug 10

    What Causes an IRS Tax Audit?

    What Causes an IRS Tax Audit?
    The IRS has several methods of selecting returns for a tax audit. First, returns are identified that may possibly contain incorrect amounts, causing a review of the return by an auditor. If everything on your return checks out, the auditor…
Rank this Week: 359

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Aug 17

    Why Estate Planning is Important in Blended Familie

    Why Estate Planning is Important in Blended Familie
    Cincinnati estate planning lawyers help people in all different life circumstances to make appropriate plans for their future. In addition to providing advice on issues like retirement planning and financial planning, we also help you to…
  • Aug 15

    Can I Get Long-Term Care At Home?

    Can I Get Long-Term Care At Home?
    A Cincinnati Medicaid attorney provides help to people who need to make sure they can get care as a senior or in case of an illness or an injury. As you get older, the chance that you will need some kind of long term care increases…
  • Aug 10

    5 Differences Between Revocable and Irrevocable Trust

    5 Differences Between Revocable and Irrevocable Trust
    Cincinnati trust lawyers provide assistance with the creation of trusts. There are different kinds of trusts, so it is important to make sure that you work with an experienced attorney to find out which type of trust is the right one for you…
Rank this Week: 3436

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/
  • Aug 17

    Top Things an Estate Plan Can Do for Your Children

    Top Things an Estate Plan Can Do for Your Children
    Putting together an estate plan is important not only for your peace of mind but also for establishing a clear structure in the future for your children. As your children or grandchildren are playing with you and enjoying the lazy days of…
  • Aug 9

    Your Estate Plan and Disabled Children: Things to Keep in Mind

    Your Estate Plan and Disabled Children: Things to Keep in Mind
    Is it possible that you’ve just assumed you’ll be around for many years to help care for your disabled child? In many cases, parents of children with special needs have become an important component of assisting their child on a…
  • Aug 2

    Am I Responsible for My Deceased Family Member’s Debts?

    Am I Responsible for My Deceased Family Member’s Debts?
    When someone passes away suddenly, a lot of questions are raised. This is even more true when the person didn’t take any precautionary steps in terms of estate planning. Once the estate goes through the probate process, family members…
Rank this Week: 3052

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/
  • Aug 16

    10 Steps To An Honest Conversation About Your Parents’ Planning

    10 Steps To An Honest Conversation About Your Parents’ Planning
    This is an article from Hunter Law Office (http://www.hunterlawoffice.net) in Fishers, Indiana, that we thought others may find helpful. A friend recently asked my advice about how to approach the topic of his parents’ estate…
  • Aug 15

    Prepare Your Spouse to Handle the Finance

    Prepare Your Spouse to Handle the Finance
    This is an article from Moulton Law Office (www.moultonlaw.com), in Spokane, Washington, that we thought others might find helpful. When a spouse passes away, having some difficulties is to be expected. With planning, those difficulties can…
  • Aug 10

    Probate & Estate Planning

    Probate & Estate Planning
    This is an article from The Siegel Law Group (siegellawgroup.com  ) in Boca Raton, Florida, that we thought others may find helpful. Everyone Fears It, But Few Know What It Is Typically, people begin Estate Planning with the intention of…
Rank this Week: 2252

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 16

    Don’t Make These Retirement Planning Mistake

    Don’t Make These Retirement Planning Mistake
    Millions of baby boomers are headed into retirement and unfortunately, some may discover that they are not as prepared as they thought they were. Thinking about retirement is a great opportunity to evaluate mistakes you have made up to this…
  • Aug 9

    What You Should Know About Accepting an Early Retirement Offer

    What You Should Know About Accepting an Early Retirement Offer
    After you’ve been working your entire adult life, when a company presents you with an early retirement offer, it seems wise to take it. It can even be tempting if you’ve been planning to get out of the job for some time. But you…
  • Aug 2

    Senior Driving Safety, Part II.

    Senior Driving Safety, Part II.
    There is no single, comprehensive test to determine whether a senior (or anyone else for that matter) is a safe driver. However, the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles has put together the following safe driver checklist: Do you have…
Rank this Week: 3600

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/
  • Aug 16

    The Tax Court’s Decision in George Fakiris v. Commissioner

    The Tax Court’s Decision in George Fakiris v. Commissioner
    Claiming the proper deductions and credits can be an overwhelming process for taxpayers. With new case law being decided by the Tax Court and the IRS all the time, it can be especially difficult to keep up with new regulations. A recent case…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2074

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
  • Aug 16

    Estate Planning for Families in Virginia: Essentials for Your Young Familie

    Estate Planning for Families in Virginia: Essentials for Your Young Familie
    Young families are busy!  They are often raising young children and at the beginning stages of their careers. When it comes to estate planning for families in Virginia, it is often at the bottom of their priority list – if it is…
  • Aug 15

    Senior’s National Park Pass Fee Increase

    Senior’s National Park Pass Fee Increase
    On August 28, 2017, the price of the America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass increased for the first time since 1994. The Senior’s National Park Pass Life-Time pass fee is…
  • Aug 9

    Fairfax Special Needs Planning Lawyer: Decision Making for Your 18-Year-Old Child with Special Need

    Fairfax Special Needs Planning Lawyer: Decision Making for Your 18-Year-Old Child with Special Need
    When your child reaches age 18, he or she is an adult and has all of the legal rights and responsibilities that comes along with that.  He or she can legally enter into contracts and make decisions related to critical issues such as…
Rank this Week: 898

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
  • Aug 16

    Diminished Capacity and Estate Planning: The First Client Meeting

    Diminished Capacity and Estate Planning: The First Client Meeting
    In my first Epilawg installment, I wrote on the estate-planning needs of people with diminished capacity.  This blog post will dive into the discussion that takes place at a first meeting with a client. People with diminished capacity…
  • Aug 15

    Divorce and the ERISA

    Divorce and the ERISA
    Divorcing couples likely feel relief once they learn that the court has signed an order legally ending the marriage.   However, just because the order is signed does not mean the divorce process is done – new deeds need to be…
  • Aug 9

    Minnesota Changes Agricultural Statute

    Minnesota Changes Agricultural Statute
    As of August 1st of this year, agriculturalists will now be benefited by a change in Minnesota Statutes Section 500.24. The statute has been amended in order to eliminate the need for Revocable Trusts to file with the Minnesota Department of…
Rank this Week: 3029

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/
  • Aug 15

    Beneficiary’s Death Complicates Administration of Tennessee Estate

    Beneficiary’s Death Complicates Administration of Tennessee Estate
    When a beneficiary under a will has died before the testator has passed away, the devise to the beneficiary is known as a lapsed gift.  In some cases, this may complicate the probate administration proceedings.  In a July 25, 2017…
  • Aug 15

    Tennessee Court Awards Long-Term Alimony to Wife After Thirty-Year Marriage End

    Tennessee Court Awards Long-Term Alimony to Wife After Thirty-Year Marriage End
    Spouses who divorce after a lengthy marriage may have disputes related to a sudden change in income or other financial concerns.  The Court of Appeals of Tennessee considered the issue of transitional alimony in an August 1, 2017…
  • Aug 1

    Tennessee Court Examines Damages Awarded to Plaintiff in Car Accident Appeal

    Tennessee Court Examines Damages Awarded to Plaintiff in Car Accident Appeal
    Accident victims may be able to recover compensation for different kinds of economic and non-economic loss in a negligence claim.  In a July 14, 2017 case, the Court of Appeals of Tennessee reviewed a jury award of damages to a…
Rank this Week: 905

DeWitt Law Firm

DeWitt Law Firm

Covers estate planning, probate, and elder law.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/estateplanning-probate-elderlaw-blog/
  • Aug 15

    Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late For Your Estate

    Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late For Your Estate
    I was reading the article Estate Planning Before Tragedy Strikes (http://www.palisadeshudson.com/2017/08/estate-planning-before-tragedy-strikes/) and found this quote to be of particular importance to families and their children. (bold added)…
  • Aug 14

    The Consequences of Not Planning

    The Consequences of Not Planning
    The consequences of not planning can be expensive financially, emotionally, and personally. So many people avoid estate planning for one reason or another. Before you decide against planning or to delay planning, you need to understand the…
  • Aug 7

    Imagine a Pill

    Imagine a Pill
    Imagine there’s a pill that takes away your stress about the future and allows you to live life more freely. Your life is now so much better because it’s so much easier to achieve your goals. A pill that provides other…
Rank this Week: 659

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/blog
  • Aug 15

    Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late For Your Estate

    Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late For Your Estate
    I was reading the article Estate Planning Before Tragedy Strikes (http://www.palisadeshudson.com/2017/08/estate-planning-before-tragedy-strikes/) and found this quote to be of particular importance to families and their children. (bold added)…
  • Aug 14

    The Consequences of Not Planning

    The Consequences of Not Planning
    The consequences of not planning can be expensive financially, emotionally, and personally. So many people avoid estate planning for one reason or another. Before you decide against planning or to delay planning, you need to understand the…
  • Aug 7

    Imagine a Pill

    Imagine a Pill
    Imagine there’s a pill that takes away your stress about the future and allows you to live life more freely. A pill that makes sure you and your family are taken care of.  Your life is so much better because it’s so much…
Rank this Week: 1641

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/
  • Aug 15

    Don’t SaaS me! – What exactly is Software-as-a-Service?

    Don’t SaaS me! – What exactly is Software-as-a-Service?
    In an era of ever expanding uses for our smart devices, we know that we rely to some extent upon cloud based services. (I almost said smartphones until I responded to a text on my Huawei Watch while typing that sentence). These come in many…
  • Aug 1

    A Legal Victory for Farmers (Part 2)

    A Legal Victory for Farmers (Part 2)
    I recently discussed an important victory for farmers in the case of Branton v. Nicholas Meat, LLC. The Branton case also had another interesting discussion that should help all agricultural operations, even those that do not generate or use…
  • Jul 28

    A Legal Victory for Farmers (Part 1)

    A Legal Victory for Farmers (Part 1)
    Pennsylvania Courts just announced an important victory for farmers in the case of Branton v. Nicholas Meat, LLC. This case helps farmers that generate and use food processing waste (“FPW”).  It also helps any agricultural…
Rank this Week: 4881

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

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

http://www.lhllaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 14

    Federal and Oklahoma Trucking Regulation

    Federal and Oklahoma Trucking Regulation
    Federal trucking regulations and standards keep our roads safe in this country. Their chief goal is to reduce and prevent life-threatening accidents. Truckers and other large commercial vehicle drivers who fail to adhere to these regulations…
  • Aug 14

    What to Do After a Commercial Vehicle or Trucking Accident

    What to Do After a Commercial Vehicle or Trucking Accident
    Any kind of car crash affects more than your car; it can damage your family, career, and life. When the driver involved is a professional, it’s even harder to get the help you need in court. Commercial accidents can involve anything…
  • Feb 28

    What is a Contingency Fee Agreement, and How Does it Work?

    What is a Contingency Fee Agreement, and How Does it Work?
    A contingency fee means that your lawyer doesn’t receive any compensation unless they successfully win your litigation or a settlement is approved. You never owe us more than you are compensated in a lawsuit. If we win the case our…
Rank this Week: 1801

Florida Asset Protection &…

Florida Asset Protection & Estate Planning

Covers asset protection and estate planning. By C. Randolph Coleman.

https://www.thecolemanlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Aug 14

    The Perils and Pitfalls of Joint Ownership of Asset

    The Perils and Pitfalls of Joint Ownership of Asset
    People often set up bank accounts or real estate so that they own it in joint ownership with a spouse or other family member. The appeal of joint tenancy is that when one owner dies, the other will automatically inherit the property without…
  • Jul 14

    When Your Child Turns 18 Take These Important Three Step

    When Your Child Turns 18 Take These Important Three Step
    If your child has reached the teenage years, you may already feel as though you are losing control of her life. This is legally true once your child turns 18 because the state considers her to be an adult with the legal right to govern her…
  • Jun 23

    Five Practical Uses for an ABLE Account for Disabled Children and Their Parent

    Five Practical Uses for an ABLE Account for Disabled Children and Their Parent
    ABLE accounts allow many people with disabilities or their families to establish tax-free savings accounts that won’t affect their ability to qualify for, or remain on, government assistance as long as the account balance does not…
Rank this Week: 347