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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 25

    Voir Dire: Your First Chance to Make a Good Impression

    Voir Dire: Your First Chance to Make a Good Impression
    Some attorneys erroneously think of their opening statement as the first opportunity to present themselves to the jury. In reality, the jurors will begin getting an impression of you—and by extension, your case—as soon as you…
  • May 23

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?
    Employers often face the issue of whether to allow spouses or other family members to work together. Regardless the side the employer falls on, there is potential liability lurking. A policy that allows the hiring of spouses or family members…
  • May 23

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?
    Employers often face the issue of whether to allow spouses or other family members to work together. Regardless the side the employer falls on, there is potential liability lurking. A policy that allows the hiring of spouses or family members…
Rank this Week: 2580

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/
  • May 25

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Rules Trustee May Sell Property in Testamentary Trust

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Rules Trustee May Sell Property in Testamentary Trust
    In a current opinion, the Court of Appeals of Tennessee reviewed an estate case involving the distribution of assets in a testamentary trust. In the matter of In re Estate of Culp (Tenn. Ct. App. May 12, 2016), the decedent’s will…
  • May 18

    Tennessee Court Vacates Permanent Order of Protection in Divorce Case

    Tennessee Court Vacates Permanent Order of Protection in Divorce Case
    In a recent divorce case, the Tennessee Court of Appeals reviewed whether a trial court had the authority to enter a permanent, open-ended order of protection in the parties’ divorce decree. In Swonger v. Swonger (Tenn. Ct. App. Apr.…
  • May 9

    Tennessee Court Discusses Concept of Reasonable Foreseeability in Premises Liability Case

    Tennessee Court Discusses Concept of Reasonable Foreseeability in Premises Liability Case
    In a recent case, the Court of Appeals of Tennessee examined whether or not a plaintiff’s injuries were reasonably foreseeable in order to establish premises liability in a wrongful death claim. In Singletary v. Gatlinburlier, Inc.…
Rank this Week: 1985

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 25

    Staying Ahead of the Game

    Staying Ahead of the Game
    I just returned from the American Academy’s Spring Summit event in Kansas City, Missouri. It was great to see old friends and to make new ones! At the Summit event in Kansas City, I was particularly impressed by all the learning going…
  • May 23

    The Bagel Shop – Selling More Than Just Bagel

    The Bagel Shop – Selling More Than Just Bagel
    I want to tell you a story about a business model that even a nine-year-old can see! Before I explain it, I first need to set the stage a bit… One of my dreams in life was to have children and be in a position to take them to school…
  • May 20

    Starting with the End in Mind

    Starting with the End in Mind
    Have you ever looked forward to attending a meeting or conference in anticipation of everything you would get out of it? You meet new people, gain new insights and generate new ideas, leaving you inspired and excited? Then fast forward a…
Rank this Week: 700

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/
  • May 25

    Learn what government benefits are available to help pay for long-term care

    Learn what government benefits are available to help pay for long-term care
    There are a few government programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, that can help pay for long-term care services. Each program has certain regulations concerning which services are covered, your eligibility for benefits, the length of time…
  • May 11

    How and why seniors should stay socially engaged

    How and why seniors should stay socially engaged
    Experts believe that in addition to engaging in regular exercise and eating well, social networking can contribute to the health of seniors. As you become advanced in age, changes that occur in the brain can make it challenging for you to…
  • Apr 15

    Learn the facts about passive index fund

    Learn the facts about passive index fund
    When making investment decisions, people often consider whether they should use an active or passive strategy. Passive investing attempts to duplicate the returns of the market as a whole. This strategy does not involve the selection of…
Rank this Week: 1722

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 25

    How Do I Fund My Trust?

    How Do I Fund My Trust?
    In years past, trusts were used almost exclusively by wealthy families as a tool to pass down the family fortune while avoiding estate taxes and retaining some degree of control over the assets held by the trust. Trusts have come a long way,…
  • May 20

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Dean G. Witter (1887-1969) – Businessman Dean Witter was a U.S. businessman who co-founded Dean Witter & Company, which became the largest investment house on the West Coast. In 1914, Witter partnered with Charles Blyth to found…
  • May 18

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    “The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.” Kalu Ndukwe Kalu
Rank this Week: 484

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
  • May 25

    Not Enough Geriatricians?

    Not Enough Geriatricians?
    Geriatrics is one of the few medical specialties in the United States that is contracting even as the need is growing. An article in the New York Times says it ranks at the bottom of the list of specialities that internal medicine residents…
  • May 18

    Is Alzheimer’s Catching?

    Is Alzheimer’s Catching?
    Some disturbing news from a Swiss medical journal suggests that Alzheimer’s may be transmissible during some medical treatments. An article on nature.com says that autopsies done on the brains of seven people who died of the rare…
  • May 11

    A Prescription For Confusion

    A Prescription For Confusion
    Taking medications at the correct time is a special problem for the elderly. They take quite a few more drugs than younger people do, many take seven or more a day. Still, studies show that the more times a day you have to take a medication,…
Rank this Week: 4888

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • May 25

    Prince Appears to Be Guilty of One of the Biggest Estate Planning Mistake

    Prince Appears to Be Guilty of One of the Biggest Estate Planning Mistake
    There are four primary mistakes that individuals make with regard to their planning and it appears that the late artist Prince, could have been guilty of one of them. These include: • Having no will • Forgetting to plan ahead for…
  • May 18

    I Am Concerned That My Family Might Contest My Will. How Can I Avoid This?

    I Am Concerned That My Family Might Contest My Will. How Can I Avoid This?
    Many individuals who are going through the process of putting together their estate planning are doing so not just because they are concerned about outlining their wishes clearly, but also so that they can help family members avoid arguments…
  • May 11

    Baby Boomers Must Be Aware of the Number One Estate Planning Issue Impacting Their Generation

    Baby Boomers Must Be Aware of the Number One Estate Planning Issue Impacting Their Generation
    Most people are familiar with the basic tenets of estate planning and understand their benefit. Estate planning, however, is not only about what happens to your assets after you pass away. Instead, it is also about how you plan for your own…
Rank this Week: 3651

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: 438

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Who Controls the Disposition of a Decedent's Remains?

    Who Controls the Disposition of a Decedent's Remains?
    Kyril Faenov did not make his desires known with respect to the disposition of his remains after death. His widow arranged to bury him at a cemetery in Seattle. However, his mother wanted to exhume his remains and place them...
  • May 24

    The Humorous Steps on How To Prepare a Will

    The Humorous Steps on How To Prepare a Will
    When we think about preparing a will, we think about a somber, reflective experience. One where you identify your assets, name beneficiaries, and assign fiduciary duties. But does it all have to be so serious? We can certainly find some...
  • May 24

    Article on Estate Tax and Combating Wealth Inequality

    Article on Estate Tax and Combating Wealth Inequality
    Goldburn P. Maynard Jr. recently published an article entitled, Perpetuating Inequality by Taxing Wealth, 84 Fordham L. Rev. 2429 (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: Proposals to “fix” the estate tax by making it both…
Rank this Week: 42

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • May 24

    Eldercare 101 – A New Book from a Local Author

    Eldercare 101 – A New Book from a Local Author
    Eldercare 101: A Practical Guide to Later Life Planning, Care, and Wellbeing is a new book to help elders and their families, as prepared by a practicing gerontologist and aging life care manager who collaborated with an experienced team of…
  • May 17

    Happy Birthday – The Estate Tax Turns 100

    Happy Birthday – The Estate Tax Turns 100
    In 1916, Congress instituted the estate tax to boost U.S. revenues just in case we joined the fight in World War I. At the time, the top rate was 10% and the exemption was $50,000, which meant it affected less than 1% of estates. Proponents…
  • May 9

    Competency Can be Tricky: Don’t Rule Out the Nonagenarian

    Competency Can be Tricky: Don’t Rule Out the Nonagenarian
    Sumner Redstone, at 92 years-old and the controlling shareholder of his $40 billion media empire, Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp. has accomplished a lot. And a court recently ruled he can continue to make his own decisions, including…
Rank this Week: 711

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/
  • May 24

    HOW TO HELP YOUR EXECUTOR

    HOW TO HELP YOUR EXECUTOR
    CHOOSING THE RIGHT PERSON AND STEPS TO TAKE         As noted in a previous blog, being an executor of an estate can be a thankless job.  There are ways, however, that can allow you to make the job and…
  • May 21

    DYNASTY TRUST REEXAMINED

    DYNASTY TRUST REEXAMINED
    VERY SIMPLE CONCEPT This blog examined the dynasty trust in the past but it is time to reexamine certain aspects of the dynasty trust.  The dynasty trust is a trust designed primarily to avoid the generation skipping transfer tax when a…
  • May 19

    BACK TO THE BASICS – MEDICAID PENALTY PERIOD

    BACK TO THE BASICS – MEDICAID PENALTY PERIOD
    RULE OF HALVES Many people find themselves going into nursing homes earlier than expected and without the appropriate planning.  Things happen in life to derail our best laid or thought out plans.  With more and more elderly…
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About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
Rank this Week: 549

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

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

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • May 24

    Missouri Seller Exams: Trustee Recordkeeping and Disbursement

    Missouri Seller Exams: Trustee Recordkeeping and Disbursement
    The clock is on for the second round of Missouri preneed audits  financial examinations, and the Missouri Division of Professional Registration wants to avoid the slow start that plagued the process 5 years ago.   Although the…
  • May 1

    Missouri Preneed Seller Records: Receipt Journal

    Missouri Preneed Seller Records: Receipt Journal
    The first record described in the proposed Missouri recordkeeping regulation could actually require preneed sellers to maintain three, maybe four, sets of journals: (1) receipt and disbursement journals containing a record of deposits to and…
  • Apr 18

    Missouri Seller Records: The State Board Proposal

    Missouri Seller Records: The State Board Proposal
    At its March meetings, the State Board again received from the Division staff a rule proposal that would define the minimum records that a preneed seller would have to maintain.  The first recordkeeping proposal was offered last July,…
Rank this Week: 1439

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • May 24

    When You Must Sue: Trustees’ Duty to Enforce Claim

    When You Must Sue: Trustees’ Duty to Enforce Claim
    You have no duty to sue, it’s true. If someone owes you money and you don’t want to go to the trouble of collecting it, or suing for it, you have the right to just let it go by the wayside. It ‘s your money and you have the…
  • May 10

    Explain yourself: Trustees’ Duty to identify Trust property

    Explain yourself: Trustees’ Duty to identify Trust property
    Quick piece of advice: if you do not like bookkeeping, don’t be a Trustee. It takes a good deal of time and effort for a Trustee to properly keep Trust assets, seperate and identified. Not only that, but every expsense you have, every…
  • Apr 26

    Working for a Living: Trustees’ Duty to Make Trust Property Productive

    Working for a Living: Trustees’ Duty to Make Trust Property Productive
    Trust property must be productive. But what does that mean exactly? Well if you have rental real property in a Trust, it needs to be rented. If you have cash in a bank account, it needs to be invested. If you have a car that no one drives, it…
Rank this Week: 3663

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • May 24

    Disability Planning: Do You Have an Incapacity Plan?

    Disability Planning: Do You Have an Incapacity Plan?
    Like many people, your estate plan may be intended to serve two primary purposes – protect and provide for loved ones and to plan for the distribution of estate assets in the event of your death. Unfortunately, an estate plan aimed at…
  • May 19

    Estate Administration: Prior Planning Prevents Problem

    Estate Administration: Prior Planning Prevents Problem
    Estate Administration: Prior Planning Prevents Problems from Raymond German You should have a full understanding of the estate administration process when you are devising your estate plan to avoid problems in the future. Here are a few…
  • May 19

    What Do I Need to Know About Probate?

    What Do I Need to Know About Probate?
    At some point in your life you are almost certain to be involved in the probate of an estate. Your role in the probate process might be the result of being named the Executor of an estate or volunteering to act as the Personal Representative…
Rank this Week: 2541

Elder Counsel Blog

Elder Counsel Blog

Provides education and tools for Elder Law and Special Needs Attorneys.

http://www.eldercounsel.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4874

New York Probate Blog

New York Probate Blog

Covers New York probate and estate laws, estate planning and taxation. By Rudolf J. Karvay.

http://www.nycprobate.com/probate-blog/
  • May 23

    Common and Costly Estate Planning Error

    Common and Costly Estate Planning Error
    It is not uncommon for even the very wealthy or public figures to miss the boat when it comes to proper estate planning. While you might think that you are too young, too poor, or too healthy to have to think about estate planning, it is…
  • Oct 23

    Inheritance Rights of Posthumously Conceived Children

    Inheritance Rights of Posthumously Conceived Children
    Thanks to the advancement of technology, couples who are suffering through infertility now have a chance to get pregnant. The most widely known treatment is in vitro fertilization. Through this method, there is a chance for children to be…
  • Oct 23

    Disinheriting Your Spouse

    Disinheriting Your Spouse
    While it is more common to hear of people disinheriting their adult children, disinheriting a spouse is rare. That is because in the State of New York, you cannot disinherit your spouse. You cannot leave the surviving spouse with nothing nor…
Rank this Week: 869

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 23

    Ok, that's enough! Stop giving legal advice if you're not a lawyer.

    Ok, that's enough! Stop giving legal advice if you're not a lawyer.
    On Friday, I had to yell at someone in a bank. Well, I suppose I didn't have to, but that is pretty much what happened. You tell me whether you'd have done the same. On Friday I met with a client who is around 90 years old. She has never…
  • May 23

    Still don't have a healthcare directive?

    Still don't have a healthcare directive?
    I've come across a really good article by Aviva B. Abraham of the Toronto litigation firm, Wagner Sidlofsky. It covers in some detail what you need to include in a healthcare directive, and why you should have one. Click here to read it. In…
  • May 23

    Deceased would rather die than vote for Trump or Clinton

    Deceased would rather die than vote for Trump or Clinton
    Regular readers of this blog know that I am always on the lookout for unusual, odd, or remarkable estate-related items. Recently I found this unusual obituary that I'm sharing with you. What's so unusual about it? Just the fact that it starts…
Rank this Week: 4866

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: 3243

Potter Law Firm Blog

Potter Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.potterestateplanning.com/blog/
  • May 23

    What Does the Executor of a Will Do?

    What Does the Executor of a Will Do?
    Things do not fall into place automatically after you pass away, even if you have a last will. In your will, you would name an executor of a will to handle the estate administration tasks. The executor of a will has many different…
  • May 20

    How to Find the Right Estate Planning Attorney

    How to Find the Right Estate Planning Attorney
    Estate planning is a dynamic, ongoing process that is actually an extension of the financial planning that you have done throughout your life. You make sure that you have sufficient resources to draw from for your own purposes, and you…
  • May 18

    Estate Planning: The Holistic Approach

    Estate Planning: The Holistic Approach
    When you think about estate planning, and you have not looked into it thoroughly, you may reduce the matter to the creation of a last will. You do have to utilize asset transfer methods when you plan your estate, but there is considerably…
Rank this Week: 2590

New York Trusts & Estates…

New York Trusts & Estates Litigation Blog

Discusses recent cases and developments pertaining to New York trusts and estates law. By Farrell Fritz.

http://www.nyestatelitigationblog.com/
  • May 23

    Representation of Charities by the Attorney General

    Representation of Charities by the Attorney General
    Many estate practitioners are familiar with contested matters in which a charity interested in the proceeding is cited, as is the Attorney General, and both the Attorney General and private counsel for the charity appear in the proceeding. In…
  • Mar 17

    Contingency Fees – Size Matter

    Contingency Fees – Size Matter
    While the Court of Appeals last year upheld the validity of contingency fee agreements in estate matters, particularly in litigation, where it approved contingency fees of over forty million dollars when the actual time spent was a fraction…
  • Dec 24

    A Real-Life Final Exam Fact Pattern: That Pesky Per Stirpes Statute

    A Real-Life Final Exam Fact Pattern: That Pesky Per Stirpes Statute
    As the year draws to a close, I sometimes recall the stresses of final exam season from my law school days. In the spirit of reminiscence, I’ll pose a quick final-exam-like fact pattern: Jane owned a parcel of real property in New Hyde…
Rank this Week: 4349

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

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

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
Rank this Week: 2916

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1029

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Trouble with Banks Accepting a Power of Attorney - Florida

    Trouble with Banks Accepting a Power of Attorney - Florida
    As I've written in my last two posts, more and more Banks have been routinely rejecting Power of Attorney forms drafted by attorneys in New Jersey.  Obviously this irks me enough to write about it in three consecutive posts.Apparently,…
  • May 19

    Banks Required to Accept a Power of Attorney Under NJ Statutory Law

    Banks Required to Accept a Power of Attorney Under NJ Statutory Law
    Yesterday I wrote a post about how banks are routinely refusing to accept powers of attorney.  I thought this statute may be helpful to people who may need to argue with the banks (at least in NJ anyway):N.J.S.A…
  • May 18

    Growing Problem of Banks refusing to Honor a Financial Power of Attorney

    Growing Problem of Banks refusing to Honor a Financial Power of Attorney
    Please be advised that more and more banks are refusing to accept any financial power of attorney other than their own form.  This may not be a huge problem if you are still competent, but if you become incapacitated later and have not…
Rank this Week: 1452

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 22

    Can Family Pay for Private Room When Loved One is Receiving Medicaid? #Medicaid

    Can Family Pay for Private Room When Loved One is Receiving Medicaid? #Medicaid
                It’s a question that I’ve been asked numerous times over the years.  It’s also one that has caused a lot of confusion.  I’ve spoken with some…
  • May 15

    A Most Unusual Support System

    A Most Unusual Support System
                A recent story that made the news and spread quickly via the Internet reminds us of the importance of having a support system in place because you just never know when you…
  • May 8

    What Happens When You Don’t File for Medicaid When You Should (Part 2) #Medicaid

    What Happens When You Don’t File for Medicaid When You Should (Part 2) #Medicaid
                Last week I was telling you about the call I received from Shelly.  Her mom was sued by the nursing home where her husband resided for the last 4 months of his…
Rank this Week: 1874

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning topics such as conservatorship, guardianship, health care and advanced directive, living trusts, and probate. By Law Office of Scott D. Soady, A Professional Corporation

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • May 22

    California Legislature May Approve “Digital Assets” Legislation

    California Legislature May Approve “Digital Assets” Legislation
    Estate planning is typically concerned with a person’s tangible possessions and assets. But in the modern age when more of our lives exist online, how does estate planning deal with so-called digital assets? The California legislature…
  • May 21

    Can My Stepchildren Inherit From My Estate?

    Can My Stepchildren Inherit From My Estate?
    Recently a California appeals court faced an unusual situation. A woman wanted to reopen her late husband’s estate nearly 25 years after his death. The widow claimed there was a “clerical error” in the original probate court…
  • May 20

    Conservatorships Often Lead to Intra-Family Litigation

    Conservatorships Often Lead to Intra-Family Litigation
    A conservatorship is designed to protect the health and finances of a person who is no longer capable of acting for themselves. A conservator is someone appointed by a California probate court to oversee the disabled person’s estate or…
Rank this Week: 1374

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • May 22

    Plaintiff Brings Action to Recover Money from Defendant’s Default Under Commercial Credit Line

    Plaintiff Brings Action to Recover Money from Defendant’s Default Under Commercial Credit Line
    A New York Estate Lawyer said that, in this action by plaintiff to recover monies based upon the default of defendants under a commercial line of credit and a concurrently executed personal guaranty, plaintiff moves, pursuant to CPLR 3212,…
  • May 21

    Court Decides Effect of Divestiture of AT&T Stock

    Court Decides Effect of Divestiture of AT&T Stock
    A New York Estate Lawyer said that, this is the first New York decision to consider the effect of the recent AT & T divestiture on a bequest of AT & T stock. This is a proceeding brought by co-administratrix, for a construction of…
  • May 20

    Motion Brought to Change the Domicile of the Decedent

    Motion Brought to Change the Domicile of the Decedent
    A New York Estate Lawyer said that, a motion has been brought before this court to determine whether a domicile of the decedent was changed from New York State to Texas. The facts indicate that on July 5, 1983, the decedent, signed a Power of…
Rank this Week: 3129

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/
  • May 22

    A Shameful Problem: Elder Financial Abuse

    A Shameful Problem: Elder Financial Abuse
    A new report suggests that financial abuse of older adults is much more prevalent than previous thought. The statistics we have been using on financial fraud and exploitation of the elderly may be way low. If you are over 65 you probably…
  • May 13

    PA Department of Aging Releases Draft State Plan on Aging for 2016-2020

    PA Department of Aging Releases Draft State Plan on Aging for 2016-2020
    Every four years, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA) is required by both state and federal law to develop and submit a "State Plan on Aging" to the federal government. The Plan is required for Pennsylvania to receive federal…
  • May 5

    Cost of Care 2016

    Cost of Care 2016
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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/
  • May 21

    What Happens to Funds Inherited by a Spouse on the Breakdown of the Marriage?

    What Happens to Funds Inherited by a Spouse on the Breakdown of the Marriage?
    Some of my estate-planning clients have asked me what would happen to the money they intend to leave to their children if one of their children’s marriages breaks down.  In some cases, there may be concern that a marriage breakdown…
  • May 15

    British Columbia Court Services Branch Plans to Collect Hearing Fees Again

    British Columbia Court Services Branch Plans to Collect Hearing Fees Again
    In a letter to the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, the Assistant Deputy Minister, Court Services Branch, Ministry of Justice has advised that Court Services Branch intends to begin collecting hearing fees for civil matters set…
  • May 7

    The Sidney and North Saanich Memorial Park Society v. British Columbia (Attorney General)

    The Sidney and North Saanich Memorial Park Society v. British Columbia (Attorney General)
    A good thing about charitable purpose trusts is that they can last forever. A bad thing about charitable purpose trusts is that they can last forever. When creating a charitable purpose trusts, or any long-term trust for that matter, it is…
Rank this Week: 235

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 21

    Lower your Estate Taxes with Gift

    Lower your Estate Taxes with Gift
    One simple way you can reduce estate taxes is to give some of your assets to your children (or anyone else) during your life. There is no limit on how much you may give during your lifetime, but if you give any…
  • May 14

    Assisted Living and Medicaid

    Assisted Living and Medicaid
    In Illinois, assisted living facility residents covered by Medicaid are not at risk of being evicted if they leave the facility for a temporary hospitalization. The Illinois Medicaid program pays for services not just in nursing homes but in…
  • May 7

    Estate Tax Turns 100

    Estate Tax Turns 100
    The Estate Tax was put in place in 1916 to raise revenue to finance World War I. In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Laura Saunders explains how this tax started as a levy with a top rate of 10% and an exemption of $50,000 (about…
Rank this Week: 4258

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • May 20

    Adult Adoptions as an Estate Planning Tool

    Adult Adoptions as an Estate Planning Tool
    Many people utilize a will, a trust, or some other standard form of estate planning to ensure that their loved ones are provided for upon their death.  However, in Florida, individuals have an additional estate planning tool: adult…
  • May 13

    The Truth about Living Trust

    The Truth about Living Trust
    Many people, especially the large elderly population in South Florida, are targeted by various entities offering assistance and guidance in estate and financial planning.   The sale of living trusts is a profitable business, and…
  • May 5

    Supplemental Needs Trusts: Providing for Your Special Needs Beneficiary While Preserving His or Her Public Benefit

    Supplemental Needs Trusts: Providing for Your Special Needs Beneficiary While Preserving His or Her Public Benefit
    Planning for the future care of a special needs beneficiary, especially if that beneficiary is your child, can be difficult and overwhelming.  There are many facets to consider, chief among them: upon what assets will the special needs…
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Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Covers estate planning, HOA & condo associations and family law in North Carolina.

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
  • May 20

    Is Your HOA or Condo Community Manager Covered by the Attorney-Client Privilege?

    Is Your HOA or Condo Community Manager Covered by the Attorney-Client Privilege?
    For attorneys who practice community association law, there has been ongoing discussion at national HOA/condo legal events about whether a community manager is covered by the attorney-client privilege. In general the attorney-client privilege…
  • Mar 28

    Need Help for Bank “Zombie Foreclosures” in Homeowner & Condominium Associations?

    Need Help for Bank &ldquo;Zombie Foreclosures&rdquo; in Homeowner &amp; Condominium Associations?
    A huge problem for HOA and condo associations over the past 5 years has been “zombie foreclosures.” That’s where a bank starts the foreclosure process on a property and the owner moves out, but then the bank doesn’t…
  • Mar 15

    NC-CAI Chapter Update

    NC-CAI Chapter Update
    As 2016 President of the NC Chapter of the Community Associations Institute, I provide an update in each issue of “Serving NC,” the state CAI Chapter newsletter. Look for the new issue, which should arrive this…
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Florida Probate, Trust & Estate…

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate Blog

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

http://www.clarkskatoff.com/news-resources/blog/
  • May 20

    Florida Probate Creditor Claims For Child Support Arrearage

    Florida Probate Creditor Claims For Child Support Arrearage
    Can an adult child bring a claim against a deceased parent’s estate for unpaid child support owed pursuant to a marital support agreement if the living parent has filed a claim? In Davis v. Hengen, the Florida appellate court provided…
  • Apr 21

    Review of Attorney Jeffrey Skatoff

    Review of Attorney Jeffrey Skatoff
    A recent review of attorney Jeffrey Skatoff from a client. Jeff Skatoff and Susan Wear and Staff: Sincerest thanks for a superb defense of our position.  It was a pleasure dealing with you both.  If you ever need a…
  • Mar 18

    Review of Jordan Hammer

    Review of Jordan Hammer
    From a satisfied client: To the team at Clark Skatoff: My wife and I not only want to thank you for accepting our case but also for allowing Jordan Hammer to represent us.
Rank this Week: 2182

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Covers estate planning, real property acquisition, personal injury, will disputes, commercial litigation, business and corporate law, and institutional lending.

http://gouldcooksey.com/blog/
  • May 20

    DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EXPANDS OVERTIME COVERAGE

    DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EXPANDS OVERTIME COVERAGE
    On May 16, 2016, as we expected, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its Overtime Final Rule expanding overtime coverage to an additional 4.2 million employees. Summary of the Final Rule: Standard salary level:…
  • May 18

    EEOC WEIGHS IN ON TRANSGENDER BATHROOMS IN THE WORKPLACE

    EEOC WEIGHS IN ON TRANSGENDER BATHROOMS IN THE WORKPLACE
    Over the past several months, there has been a flurry of media coverage surrounding transgender restroom access being provided by many large businesses.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has now taken the…
  • May 13

    Expanded Overtime Coverage is Almost Here

    Expanded Overtime Coverage is Almost Here
    We have blogged several times in recent months on the expected changes the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) plans to implement concerning overtime coverage.  Based on early reports, the proposed rules and regulations…
Rank this Week: 2170

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

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

    How to Choose Beneficiaries for Your Life Insurance Policie

    How to Choose Beneficiaries for Your Life Insurance Policie
    When you purchase life insurance, you must also designate a beneficiary for your policy. This beneficiary is the individual who will then receive financial compensation upon your death. While it does sound easy enough picking a name, this is…
  • May 17

    Attorney Andrew Lamkin Joins the ‘Chillin’ with Adam’ Board of Director

    Attorney Andrew Lamkin Joins the ‘Chillin’ with Adam’ Board of Director
    ‘Chillin with Adam’ is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to raising money for programs for children battling cancer. May 2, 2016 – Plainview, NY – Attorney Andrew Lamkin recently announced that he has agreed…
  • May 13

    Five Steps to a Rock Solid Estate Plan

    Five Steps to a Rock Solid Estate Plan
    Estate planning should not be something that you second guess yourself on. Instead, you should walk away knowing that your financial and medical future is secured, and that your loved ones will be taken care of if something were to happen to…
Rank this Week: 1810

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 19

    Estate Planning for Parent

    Estate Planning for Parent
    This is an article from the Law Offices of Michael Robinson  (http://www.mrobinsonlaw.com/) in Naples, New York, that we thought others may find helpful. Many parents with young children overlook the important process of estate planning.…
  • May 12

    Powers of Attorney Come in Many Shapes and Size

    Powers of Attorney Come in Many Shapes and Size
    This is an article from the Law Offices of Cheryl David (http://www.cheryldavid.com/) in Greensboro, North Carolina, that we thought others may find helpful. As part of any good estate plan you’ll likely create one or more powers of…
  • May 5

    Yours, Mine & Ours: Estate Planning for Blended Familie

    Yours, Mine &amp; Ours: Estate Planning for Blended Familie
    This is an article from the Leitner Law Office (http://goo.gl/QvZnQg) in Des Moines, Iowa, that we thought others may find helpful. According to USA Today and a Pew Research Center study, more than half of all first marriages end in divorce,…
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Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.czepigalaw.com/blog/
  • May 19

    When a Spouse Dies: 1 Reason You Must File With the Probate Court

    When a Spouse Dies: 1 Reason You Must File With the Probate Court
    By Peter J. Smith Your spouse just passed away, and everything your spouse owned had a joint or beneficiary designation. All of your spouse’s assets go to you without having to go through probate first. End of story, right?  Not…
  • May 12

    New Power of Attorney Act: You Now Have More Protection

    New Power of Attorney Act: You Now Have More Protection
    By Taylor Equi Connecticut has amped up the protection that a power of attorney provides. Effective July 1, 2016, Connecticut will do away with the statutory short form power of attorney act, replacing it with the Uniform Power of Attorney…
  • May 3

    Even Princes Need Will

    Even Princes Need Will
    By Claudia W. Englisby On Monday May 2nd, the family of Prince, the music legend who died recently at age 57, will head to court in Minnesota to begin determining how his estate, estimated at $300 million, will be distributed among his heirs.…
Rank this Week: 1879

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/
  • May 19

    What Are the Advantages of Using a Revocable Living Trust as Opposed To a Will?

    What Are the Advantages of Using a Revocable Living Trust as Opposed To a Will?
    While you will certainly need a will as your basic estate planning tool, you may also choose to use a revocable trust. There are several different reasons why revocable trusts can be seen as advantageous when compared with wills. Flexibility…
  • May 12

    What We Can Learn from the Estate Planning Mistakes of Four Celebritie

    What We Can Learn from the Estate Planning Mistakes of Four Celebritie
    There are four primary estate planning mistakes that individuals all across the wealth spectrum are guilty of but there are important lessons that can be drawn from celebrities who have made these mistakes as well. Not Having a Will Singer,…
  • May 5

    Do I Need a Lawyer to Create a Special Needs Trust?

    Do I Need a Lawyer to Create a Special Needs Trust?
    Although it is mostly common knowledge that any individual can create a special needs trust to help a beneficiary with a sever disability, it can be a mistake to attempt to do this on your own. Certain language is required inside special…
Rank this Week: 4701

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 18

    How will you pay for long-term care?

    How will you pay for long-term care?
    Genworth just released its latest analysis of long-term care costs. Nationally, the current median cost for a semi-private room in a nursing home is $82,125 per year; for a private room, $92,378. That's an increase of 2.27% from last year.…
  • May 13

    WASP veterans win another war

    WASP veterans win another war
    The Women Airforce Service Pilots helped the United States win World War II. More than half a century later, they have won another battle. As I told you in February, the WASPs flew many non-combat missions, freeing up male pilots for…
  • May 11

    Sumner Redstone's competency trial dismissed, but the saga continue

    Sumner Redstone's competency trial dismissed, but the saga continue
    Who do your sympathies rest with in the legal brouhaha swirling around ailing media tycoon Sumner Redstone? Are you inclined to believe that the frail 92-year-old billionaire's ex-girlfriend, Manuela Herzer, is just a good soul looking out…
Rank this Week: 4509

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • May 18

    Giraldin revisited

    Giraldin revisited
    In re Estate of Giraldin (2012) 55 Cal.4th 1058, the California Supreme Court held that remainder trust beneficiaries have standing to sue a trustee, who was not the settlor, for alleged breach of fiduciary duties committed during the period…
  • May 5

    Transferring Property into a Trust

    Transferring Property into a Trust
    When a person transfers real property, it is typically required that the person's appropriate title be listed on the deed. For example, if John Smith owned 123 Green Street as trustee of their trust, the deed would show that designation.…
  • May 5

    Transferring a Home into a Trust

    Transferring a Home into a Trust
    When a person desires to transfer property, it is typically required that the person's appropriate title be listed on the deed. For example, if John Smith owned 123 Green Street as trustee of their trust, the deed would show that designation.…
Rank this Week: 3303

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 18

    New Federal Rule Increases Employee Eligibility for Overtime Pay

    New Federal Rule Increases Employee Eligibility for Overtime Pay
    In a March 17, 2016 press release, the White House announced that the Department of Labor will issue a final rule today that will expand workers’ eligibility to receive overtime pay (time-and-a-half). Under the prior rule, only workers…
  • May 4

    The Successful Turnover: Best Practices for Transition from Developer to Association

    The Successful Turnover: Best Practices for Transition from Developer to Association
    Thank you to everyone who joined me and Lori Van Gorden of Horst Property Management for our real estate development seminar on May 2.  We led an informative discussion about “The Successful Turnover: Best Practices for Transition…
  • Apr 8

    Is there an Attorney Fee that is Too Big to Collect for Violations of Association Rules?

    Is there an Attorney Fee that is Too Big to Collect for Violations of Association Rules?
    In a recent case in the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, a condominium association was awarded attorneys’ fees that were almost 23 times larger than the fine and assessments they were trying to collect.  Because the litigation to…
Rank this Week: 4839

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeestatelawblog.com/
  • May 18

    4 Essential Estate Planning Documents Every Person Need

    4 Essential Estate Planning Documents Every Person Need
    Consider this Estate Planning 101, an introduction to some of the most important steps to take in planning for the future. Most people are aware that they need a Last Will and Testament. But that is not the only essential document…
  • Apr 27

    Did Prince Have a Will? If Not, His Siblings Face Costly, Contentious, Avoidable Battle

    Did Prince Have a Will? If Not, His Siblings Face Costly, Contentious, Avoidable Battle
    Recent reports indicate that musical mega-star Prince may have passed away without a will or other estate planning in place. If that is true – a very big IF – his inaction will likely cost his estate millions of dollars in federal…
  • Apr 15

    Can I Force My Siblings to Sell Tennessee Property We Own Together?

    Can I Force My Siblings to Sell Tennessee Property We Own Together?
    What happens if you and your siblings inherit property from your parents, and you don’t agree on what to do with it? (what, siblings disagree?) Can you force the sale of the property? In Tennessee, in many instances, the answer is yes,…
Rank this Week: 2665

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury and accidents, DUI, criminal defense, bank side bankruptcy cases, creditors' rights, divorce and family custody, and estate planning. By Fessler Schneider & Grimme.

http://www.fsgattorneys.com/blog
  • May 18

    Grandparents Rights Attorneys in Ft. Thoma

    Grandparents Rights Attorneys in Ft. Thoma
    Everyday people drive past public buildings and never consider that someone designed those landscapes, someone planted the trees and bushes, and someone takes care of them. Listening to Katie Mills of Merkle Lawn Care, I learned that Merkle…
  • May 11

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    The college kids are out of school, the high school kids will be out in about two weeks. Therefore, the number of drivers on the road at any given time is increased—that also increases the number of distracted drivers. Cell phones,…
  • May 5

    Family Issues Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Family Issues Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    It is very fortunate that I have both a knowledgeable and honest realtor and a wise lawyer. I went house hunting and obeyed the common sense rules: take a friend, look at the whole neighborhood, come at different times of the day,…
Rank this Week: 2594

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 18

    Would You Rather Die Than Vote For Trump or Clinton?

    Would You Rather Die Than Vote For Trump or Clinton?
    If you’re discontented with your choices for president this year, you will appreciate Mary Ann Noland’s obituary, which suggests she chose to die rather than vote for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.
  • May 13

    How Will I Know If My College Student Has a Medical Emergency When Away at School?

    How Will I Know If My College Student Has a Medical Emergency When Away at School?
    If you are the parent of a high school senior, you’re probably feeling a whirlwind of emotion right now. Just thinking about the fact that I will be in your place in a couple of years makes my heart beat a bit faster! While you’re…
  • May 4

    Will Property Transferred by Texas Transfer on Death Deed be Subject to Medicaid Estate Recovery?

    Will Property Transferred by Texas Transfer on Death Deed be Subject to Medicaid Estate Recovery?
    Following the death of someone receiving Medicaid benefits, Medicaid has the power to recoup from his or her estate funds expended by Medicaid for that individual’s benefit. Several individuals have contacted me recently wondering…
Rank this Week: 4773

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: 522