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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Sep 17

    CLE on Strategies for Using Lifetime QTIP

    CLE on Strategies for Using Lifetime QTIP
    American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI CLE) is holding a CLE entitled, Creative Estate Planning Strategies for Using Lifetime QTIPs, on October 22, 2014 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM EDT via video webcast. Here is why you should…
  • Sep 17

    A Funeral Home's Own Drive-Thru

    A Funeral Home's Own Drive-Thru
    A funeral home in Saginaw, Michigan has added an unusual feature for mourners. The Paradise Funeral Chapel installed a drive-thru viewing window that displays a body set up in a special area inside the building with a raised and tilted...
  • Sep 17

    Financial Planning For Soldier

    Financial Planning For Soldier
    Four years ago, Army Sergeant Angelo Stevens almost took his own life in the wake of severe debts. Although his survival inspired the passage of planning related legislation in the House intending to reduce military suicides, his family faced…
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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/
  • Sep 17

    Solar Panels, HOAs, and Condominiums in North Carolina

    Solar Panels, HOAs, and Condominiums in North Carolina
    Our modern society is always looking for opportunities to limit our footprint on the environment and to increase sustainability in a modern world.  Wind, solar, and other renewable resources are common topics of conversation.  As…
  • Sep 3

    A Radio Tower in Every Yard?

    A Radio Tower in Every Yard?
    Most often the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (also known as the “CCR’s,” “Declaration of Condominium,” “Restrictions,” or by other names) is the highest governing document…
  • Aug 26

    Law Seminar Best Manuscript Award: Community Association Voting

    Law Seminar Best Manuscript Award: Community Association Voting
    Following this year’s national CAI Community Association (HOA and condo) Law Seminar, the College of Community Association Lawyers presented a “Best Manuscript Award” for the presentation with the best accompanying…
Rank this Week: 2585

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.connecticutestateplanningattorneysblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    5 Ways to Prepare for the Death of a Spouse

    5 Ways to Prepare for the Death of a Spouse
    The prospect of losing your spouse may be the hardest thing you’ll ever face. Taking the time to put things in order before he or she passes will give both of you peace of mind. When the time comes, the last thing you need is surprises.…
  • Sep 12

    Are You Liable for Your Spouse’s Debt?

    Are You Liable for Your Spouse’s Debt?
    By Carmine Perri About once a week the topic of spousal liability creeps its way into a client meeting or a telephone conference.  Despite the question being posed to me in various different ways, the issue simply boils down to whether…
  • Sep 4

    2 Ways to Prepay Your Funeral Expenses and Qualify for Medicaid Faster

    2 Ways to Prepay Your Funeral Expenses and Qualify for Medicaid Faster
    Assets count when it comes to qualifying for Medicaid as we discussed in a previous post, “How to Qualify for Medicaid Benefits by Planning Now.” However, some assets related to your funeral expenses are excluded, and prepaying…
Rank this Week: 2045

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust/Crummey Trust

    Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust/Crummey Trust
    An irrevocable life insurance trust, commonly known as an "ILIT," is a type of trust used to avoid the inclusion of life insurance proceeds in a decedent's estate.Many people erroneously assume that life insurance proceeds are always…
  • Sep 10

    Undue Influence involving a California Trust

    Undue Influence involving a California Trust
    One method in which a testamentary instrument can be voided is if it is the product of "undue influence." California case law says that undue influence is dependent upon the facts and circumstances of the situation. Sparks v. Sparks (1950)…
  • Sep 3

    Business Transactions with a Client

    Business Transactions with a Client
    State Capitol, SacramentoWhen a client hires an attorney, a appreciable level of trust and respect is generally established. The client can expect the attorney to act in their best interest at all times. Similarly, the client can expect the…
Rank this Week: 3456

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    How Soon Can I Get Medicaid in Illinois?

    How Soon Can I Get Medicaid in Illinois?
    Though you may not realize it, there is a very good chance that you will someday need to qualify for benefits offered by the Medicaid program. The reason for this is that unlike most other health insurance plans or policies, Medicaid covers…
  • Sep 10

    Estate Planning Lessons from the Late Robin William

    Estate Planning Lessons from the Late Robin William
    In the United States we are fascinated, sometimes obsessed, with celebrities. When a celebrity dies, we often turn that interest toward the estate left behind by the celebrity. How much money was left behind? What gets his/her money? It…
  • Sep 8

    Medicaid Planning: What Can the Healthy Spouse Keep?

    Medicaid Planning: What Can the Healthy Spouse Keep?
    Medicaid is very important to a significant percentage of senior citizens, because Medicare will not pay for long-term care. Because Medicaid is a need-based program, there are income and asset limits. People who were never financially needy…
Rank this Week: 3006

Long Island Estate Planning…

Long Island Estate Planning Questions & Answers

Covers estate planning, probate, wills, trusts, and guardianships. By Albert Gurevich.

http://longislandestatesattorney.com/faqs/
  • Sep 17

    Is Ingratiating Oneself with an Elderly Person Undue Influence?

    Is Ingratiating Oneself with an Elderly Person Undue Influence?
    When is Friendliness with an Elderly Person Crossing the Line One of the more common themes that people argue when they are contesting a will is that someone who has suddenly become a major beneficiary in the will somehow used undue influence…
  • Sep 14

    Defending a Will Contest on Long Island

    Defending a Will Contest on Long Island
    Strategies for the Executor When Someone Objects There are numerous reasons why a party may want to object to either part or all of a will in Long Island, New York. In some cases, a will objection may just be the result of family…
  • Sep 2

    How do I Bring Forgery Charges Against Somebody in Long Island?

    How do I Bring Forgery Charges Against Somebody in Long Island?
    How to Handle a Fake or Tampered Will While not common, wills do get tampered with, and even faked all together, from time to time. Will forgery is not only immoral and no only leads to disputes in Surrogate’s Court, but it is also…
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Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Sep 17

    The Legacy of Jerry Bu

    The Legacy of Jerry Bu
    Legacy planning is something to consider when you are thinking about the future. It is important to take care of the practical side of things and properly arrange for the transfer of your assets to your loved ones of course. However, many…
  • Sep 15

    Inheritance Assumptions May Not Be Wise

    Inheritance Assumptions May Not Be Wise
    Of course nobody wants to see their parents or grandparents pass away, and when this takes place it can be emotionally devastating. That being stated, everyone does pass away. As a result it would be disingenuous to suggest that people do not…
  • Sep 12

    Three Things a Revocable Living Trust Won’t Accomplish

    Three Things a Revocable Living Trust Won’t Accomplish
    Revocable living trusts are largely utilized to enable probate avoidance. Probate is a legal process, and it takes place under the auspices of the probate court. People often times try to avoid this process because it is time-consuming, it…
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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/
  • Sep 17

    Leaving an Inheritance vs. Giving to Charity

    Leaving an Inheritance vs. Giving to Charity
    Whether you wish to leave you estate to a charity or your family, you should take steps to create a plan that accomplishes what you want.
  • Sep 15

    Doctors Need to Know: Who is the Decision-Maker?

    Doctors Need to Know: Who is the Decision-Maker?
    Not only is it important to properly plan and have Power of Attorney documents in place, but it is just as important to make sure all the right parties know of their existence.
  • Sep 12

    Estate Tax Liabilities and Life Insurance

    Estate Tax Liabilities and Life Insurance
    Life Insurance can be a useful tool to deal with estate tax liabilities or balancing ones estate among beneficiaries if properly utilized.
Rank this Week: 3599

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    Protected: Test Post

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  • Sep 8

    ADOPTION SERIES-PART 4: “VIRTUAL” ADOPTION-NO COURT REQUIRED!

    ADOPTION SERIES-PART 4: “VIRTUAL” ADOPTION-NO COURT REQUIRED!
    Did you know that, in Florida, you can adopt someone without ever going to court and making it official?  For the finale of our Adoption Series (click to read part one, two, or three), we will highlight an unusual way that people…
  • Sep 6

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Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Sep 17

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  • Sep 8

    ADOPTION SERIES-PART 4: “VIRTUAL” ADOPTION-NO COURT REQUIRED!

    ADOPTION SERIES-PART 4: “VIRTUAL” ADOPTION-NO COURT REQUIRED!
    Did you know that, in Florida, you can adopt someone without ever going to court and making it official?  For the finale of our Adoption Series (click to read part one, two, or three), we will highlight an unusual way that people…
  • Sep 6

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Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    Gifting Money to Your Children AFTER You’ve Entered a Nursing Home (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    Gifting Money to Your Children AFTER You’ve Entered a Nursing Home (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    There are so many misconceptions surrounding Medi-Cal with respect to financial gifts, that we thought we would address some of the more frequently asked questions The post Gifting Money to Your Children AFTER You’ve Entered a Nursing…
  • Sep 16

    Do I Need Anything In Addition to My Last Will?

    Do I Need Anything In Addition to My Last Will?
    If you had a last will, you would need incapacity documents as well. However, you don't necessarily have to use a last will to facilitate asset transfers to your loved ones. The post Do I Need Anything In Addition to My Last Will? appeared…
  • Sep 12

    What Is a Charitable Remainder Trust?

    What Is a Charitable Remainder Trust?
    If you want to give to a charitable cause as you simultaneously reduce your tax burden, a charitable remainder trust can be a good choice. The post What Is a Charitable Remainder Trust? appeared first on Law Office of Roy W. Litherland.
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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
  • Sep 17

    Ever Heard of Implied Hearsay?

    Ever Heard of Implied Hearsay?
    Most of us think about hearsay in connection with facts that are expressly stated. But an out-of-court statement that’s offered to prove the truth of the facts implied by the statement is also hearsay and inadmissible unless an…
  • Sep 15

    Turn Legalese into Plain English

    Turn Legalese into Plain English
    A contract shouldn’t require a Latin-English dictionary to understand it! In fact, there’s generally no reason to use Latin terms or formal legal language (legalese) at all. Use plain English to be sure the contracts and other…
  • Sep 12

    5 Tips to Make the Most of Requests for Admission

    5 Tips to Make the Most of Requests for Admission
    Requests for admission are very valuable yet underutilized tools. They’re one of the best techniques to create admissible evidence for summary judgment and trial—make good use of them! With requests for admission, you can take an…
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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/
  • Sep 17

    Idaho Estate Planning - Is Congress Considering an Estate Tax Increase?

    Idaho Estate Planning - Is Congress Considering an Estate Tax Increase?
    This legislation would exempt more than 99.7 percent of Americans from paying any estate tax while ensuring that the wealthiest Americans in our country pay their fair share.
  • Sep 16

    Idaho Estate Planning - Mental Health Advance Directive

    Idaho Estate Planning - Mental Health Advance Directive
    Having a say in your own mental healthcare may be very important to you. But what if someday you’re unable to make decisions about your treatment? A psychiatric advance directive (PAD) is a document written while you’re mentally healthy…
  • Sep 15

    Idaho Elder Law - Advice For Grandparents On Gifting

    Idaho Elder Law - Advice For Grandparents On Gifting
    Helping out family members is to be encouraged, but can raise a number of legal issues involving taxes and eligibility for public benefits, as well as questions of fairness among family members. Here are six issues grandparents should…
Rank this Week: 1971

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://yourestatematters.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    Estate Planning: Getting Started

    Estate Planning: Getting Started
    Estate Planning: Getting Started from Charlie Amen A well thought out estate plan can accomplish a wide variety of goals and objectives by incorporating the right components into the plan. Learn more about Estate Planning in Missouri in this…
  • Sep 17

    Trusting that Your Trust Is Private – A Lesson from the Estate of Robin William

    Trusting that Your Trust Is Private – A Lesson from the Estate of Robin William
    Like millions around the world, you were undoubtedly saddened to hear about the death of acting legend Robin Williams. Know equally well as a comedic actor for parts in films such as Mrs. Doubtfire and The Birdcage as he was as a dramatic…
  • Aug 29

    What Happens to My Property If I Die Without A Will or Trust?

    What Happens to My Property If I Die Without A Will or Trust?
    The primary goal of an estate plan is to determine what will happen to your property and assets upon your death. In order to understand why it is so important to create an estate plan, it helps to discuss what happens to your property and…
Rank this Week: 1876

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/
  • Sep 17

    Joan River's Last Tax Deduction?

    Joan River's Last Tax Deduction?
    Likely you are aware that comedy legend Joan Rivers died recently, as well as her wealth and fame. Living large, she also wanted to die "large" when it came to her funeral. However, the teaching point of this blog is not about…
  • Sep 16

    Do You Have a Retirement Planning Game Plan?

    Do You Have a Retirement Planning Game Plan?
    Run an online search for books about "retirement planning" and you will be swamped with options. In fact, I just Googled "retirement planning books" and 2,560,00 results were found. So, how do you choose between those…
  • Sep 15

    Are Your Papers in Order for Your Last "Out-Process"?

    Are Your Papers in Order for Your Last "Out-Process"?
    If you are a veteran (or know a veteran), then you know what "out-processing" means. It means you are transitioning from the current duty station to the next. On thing for sure, every veteran knows that all of your…
Rank this Week: 1807

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    Don’t Give Away Money Until You Know You Won’t Need It

    Don’t Give Away Money Until You Know You Won’t Need It
    Many in their 50s and older are thinking about gifting money to their adult children. Many are unsure if they can afford to do so. That’s because the real question they are asking is whether they have saved enough for … Continue…
  • Sep 10

    Estate Planning Nightmares To Avoid

    Estate Planning Nightmares To Avoid
    When it comes to estate planning, there are some big mistakes that you should take pains to avoid. Problems can begin when parents and their offspring haven’t talked about the subject. And even when they do, they often don’t get…
  • Sep 5

    Consider a MOLST form

    Consider a MOLST form
    Many of us have signed a health care proxy form — a legal document in which we appoint someone to make medical decisions for us if we become incapacitated. But in Massachusetts, and in many other states, there is another ……
Rank this Week: 3943

Law Office of Barton P. Levine

Law Office of Barton P. Levine

Covers New York estate planning, probate and wills.

http://www.new-york-estate-planning.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    Domestic Violence in Later Life

    Domestic Violence in Later Life
    The huge domestic violence scandal that continues to rock the NFL, courtesy of Ray Rice’s brutal abuse against his now-wife Janay Palmer Rice, has brought to the forefront this atrocious crime. There are a number of dynamics at play,…
  • Sep 16

    Common Mistakes People Make after the Death of a Family Member

    Common Mistakes People Make after the Death of a Family Member
    When a family member dies, it typically results in a range of emotions from grief to confusion. Because of the highly emotional state of family members after a death, mistakes are often made with regard to the decedents estate assets. One of…
  • Sep 15

    Controversial, though Effective Dynasty Trust

    Controversial, though Effective Dynasty Trust
    Oh, the dynasty trust. It’s had a bad rep for years, but is it possible to put into place an effective dynasty trust without playing favorites to great, great grandchildren you’ll never meet? Better still, can you do it without…
Rank this Week: 3794

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    3 Tips for Incapacity Planning

    3 Tips for Incapacity Planning
    Regardless of your age or circumstances, everyone  should have an incapacity plan. The law allows capable adults to make decisions about what they want to happen to them should they lose their ability to communicate or make choices. This…
  • Sep 16

    Serving Under a Power of Attorney: Commonly Asked Question

    Serving Under a Power of Attorney: Commonly Asked Question
    If you are ever asked to serve as an agent under a power of attorney, there are several issues you will need to consider before you accept. Serving as an agent comes with both responsibilities and privileges. The person asking you to serve as…
  • Sep 15

    Approaching Estate Planning When You’re Married

    Approaching Estate Planning When You’re Married
    Beginning the estate planning process is not always something people like to consider, but it is something that everyone, and especially married couples, needs to do. For married couples, the basic issues that your estate plan will have to…
Rank this Week: 3196

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Sep 17

    End-of-Life Planning: Estate Planning at its Core

    End-of-Life Planning: Estate Planning at its Core
    As estate planning attorneys, we do many things for clients: We help clients plan for their own disability; We help clients decide who will manage their assets and care for them when they are sick; We help clients decide what will happen with…
  • Sep 15

    Denial of Death Influences Estate Planning

    Denial of Death Influences Estate Planning
    Why is it so hard to get folks to do estate planning? The tendency to put off this important part of life can be attributed to the Terror Management Theory proposed by Dr. Ernest Becker in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Denial of Death.…
  • Sep 12

    How to WOW

    How to WOW
    At the Academy we occasionally notice attorneys feel that because a document wasn’t particularly difficult to produce, or (in the attorney’s mind) because the client can’t afford the fee quoted in the last meeting, or even…
Rank this Week: 1254

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    A Strange Historical Fact

    A Strange Historical Fact
    American history is full of strange and mostly forgotten facts that we cannot believe to be true when we first hear about them. Yet, they are true. One such fact is that it was a mistake to designate money in a Will to be used to free slaves…
  • Sep 16

    Texas History – Do You Know Which Texas Town was Nicknamed “The Town Without a Toothache?”

    Texas History – Do You Know Which Texas Town was Nicknamed “The Town Without a Toothache?”
    The town of Hereford in Deaf Smith County won this title when it was discovered that the children there had far fewer cavities and other tooth defects than in any other region. A scientific study revealed that the town’s water and soil…
  • Sep 16

    Texas History – Do You Know Which Texas Town was Nicknamed “The Town Without a Toothache?”

    Texas History – Do You Know Which Texas Town was Nicknamed “The Town Without a Toothache?”
    The town of Hereford in Deaf Smith County won this title when it was discovered that the children there had far fewer cavities and other tooth defects than in any other region. A scientific study revealed that the town’s water and soil…
Rank this Week: 3194

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
  • Sep 17

    Have you reported your offshore funds?

    Have you reported your offshore funds?
    If you are a U.S. citizen, resident alien, or certain nonresident alien, you are required to report any foreign financial assets that meet the reporting threshold to the IRS. There are different filing requirements and […]Have you…
  • Sep 11

    What are a surviving spouse’s debt obligations?

    What are a surviving spouse’s debt obligations?
    Awhile back, an article in the Star Tribune discussed the egregious practices used by some credit card companies and banks to collect debts owed by deceased persons, often targeting surviving family members who may or […]What are a…
  • Sep 9

    Dividing Up Your Estate at Your Death

    Dividing Up Your Estate at Your Death
    For some, as they prepare their Wills, it is a pretty clear cut decision on who will receive what and how much. For example, most married couples with children will first leave everything to each […]Dividing Up Your Estate at Your…
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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
  • Sep 17

    Rivers’s Pets Will Be Taken Care Of

    Rivers’s Pets Will Be Taken Care Of
    Comedian Joan Rivers did a thoughtful job taking care of her family in her will – and didn’t forget her pets. Rivers had a simple estate plan. Unmarried at her death, she left the bulk of her estate to her sole daughter, Melissa,…
  • Sep 10

    Estate Planning: Things You May Have Overlooked

    Estate Planning: Things You May Have Overlooked
    Most people know they need a will, a health care directive and even a power of attorney as part of their estate plan. Of late, many people are even remembering to list their online accounts and passwords in papers given to loved ones. A story…
  • Sep 3

    Caregivers can lose retirement money

    Caregivers can lose retirement money
    Caregiving for an ailing family member can be difficult in many ways. It takes its toll emotionally and physically. That’s obvious. However, an article in the New York Times suggests it also takes a toll financially on the caregiver,…
Rank this Week: 2151

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

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

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Sep 17

    Service of Unborn and Unascertained Beneficiarie

    Service of Unborn and Unascertained Beneficiarie
    When someone applies for probate in Ontario, the process involves issuing an application with the court for either a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee with a Will or a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee without a Will,…
  • Sep 16

    Best Time to Argue Your Case?

    Best Time to Argue Your Case?
    Does justice depend on what the judge had for breakfast?  To some extent, the answer is, perhaps, yes.  Or, perhaps more accurately, it is dependent on when they had breakfast and when justice is sought. In a 2011 study by Shai…
  • Sep 14

    Should you discuss the contents of your Will?

    Should you discuss the contents of your Will?
    A study published by Fidelity Investments, Fidelity’s Intra-Family Generational Finance Study, reveals that many adult children and their parents avoid having family discussions about estate planning. The study surveyed parents who were…
Rank this Week: 792

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Sep 16

    What to Know Before You Withdraw Your Retirement Fund

    What to Know Before You Withdraw Your Retirement Fund
    The longer you live, the more situations you will encounter where cash would certainly come in handy. Whether you face significant medical expenses, incur debt in an upside-down mortgage, or simply could use more liquidity in terms of assets…
  • Sep 2

    Elder Scam Artists – How to Beat Them at Their Own Game – Part 2

    Elder Scam Artists – How to Beat Them at Their Own Game – Part 2
    According to the FBI, senior citizens are one of the most vulnerable groups of people targeted by scam artists. Over the past year, there have been thousands of cases of fraud against elderly adults. Some of these schemes include healthcare…
  • Aug 26

    Elder Scam Artists – How to Beat Them at Their Own Game – Part 1

    Elder Scam Artists – How to Beat Them at Their Own Game – Part 1
    No matter what age, all people are somewhat vulnerable to expert scam artists. They prey on desires and fears, and try to trick people into giving them personal information. Most people, however, have a healthy enough dose of skepticism to…
Rank this Week: 2548

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeestatelawblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Differences Between a Power of Attorney and Conservatorship

    Differences Between a Power of Attorney and Conservatorship
    Recently attorney Jim Higgins stopped by WSMV’s Better Nashville to discuss the differences between a power of attorney and a conservatorship in Tennessee. Both of a power of attorney and conservatorship enable another person to…
  • Aug 29

    What Happens to your Debt after you Die?

    What Happens to your Debt after you Die?
    Working as a Nashville probate attorney, I often hear a number of misconceptions that many people have when it comes to probate. When a loved one passes away, many people assume that they will be entitled to a portion of the decedent’s…
  • Aug 12

    Knowing When to Utilize a Power of Attorney or Conservatorship

    Knowing When to Utilize a Power of Attorney or Conservatorship
    Although many of us are willing and capable of making decisions and acting for ourselves, there are some who incapable of doing so for a number of reasons. Whether it is due to a temporary illness or a lifelong disorder, many individuals will…
Rank this Week: 2279

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Sep 16

    Watch Out for Unlicensed Real Estate Agents in Florida

    Watch Out for Unlicensed Real Estate Agents in Florida
    Be careful not to be the victim of an unlicensed real estate agent or real estate broker when buying or selling Florida real estate.    Real estate transactions that are based upon mistakes or fraud can cause serious harm to buyers…
  • Sep 9

    What is the Real Value of Your Home? Appraiser Fraud in Florida Real Estate

    What is the Real Value of Your Home? Appraiser Fraud in Florida Real Estate
    Realtor Liability with Appraisal Fraud     The Importance of Real Estate Appraisals If you want to buy a home in Florida, you need an appraisal of the property. You also need one if you want to refinance your mortgage. Appraisals…
  • Sep 3

    Florida Foreclosures – What’s Happening Now?

    Florida Foreclosures – What’s Happening Now?
    Update on what we are seeing now with Florida foreclosures and related issues - 1. Foreclosure filings have remained steady in the last few weeks – this is based upon the number of calls we are receiving and on the number of lis pendens…
Rank this Week: 1467

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

Covers Class III weapons topics for all of the 50 states. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.guntrustlawyer.com/
  • Sep 16

    ATF revises Form 1 and Form 5

    ATF revises Form 1 and Form 5
    ATF is pleased to announce the availability of revised ATF Form 1, Application to Make and Register a Firearm, and ATF Form 5, Application for Tax Exempt Transfer and Registration of Firearm. The ATF Form 1 has been revised to...
  • Sep 12

    What to do if the ATF rejects your Gun Trust Application to build a Machine Gun

    What to do if the ATF rejects your Gun Trust Application to build a Machine Gun
    You need to timely dispute the ATF denial. ATF is denying these applications under 922 (O) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), it shall be unlawful for any person to transfer or possess a machinegun. But if you read...
  • Sep 11

    ATF Approves some Form 1 to Make Machine Guns by a Gun Trust and then Rescinds the Approval

    ATF Approves some Form 1 to Make Machine Guns by a Gun Trust and then Rescinds the Approval
    We understand that ATF has approved a number of applications to permit Gun Trusts to manufacture machine guns and then rescinded the tax stamp to make the machine gun. Many others have reported to us today that their Form 1...
Rank this Week: 4387

Arizona Senior Law Blog

Arizona Senior Law Blog

Covers topics like Arizona Medicaid, ALTCS, and estate planning. By Jackson White.

http://www.arizonaseniorlaw.com/news/
  • Sep 16

    How to Secure Disabled Child’s Future

    How to Secure Disabled Child’s Future
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Q: I have an adult son with a disability.  He lives on his own, but I have supported…
  • Aug 26

    ALTCS Enforces Travel Limitation

    ALTCS Enforces Travel Limitation
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Q: My husband and I live in Arizona, but most of our family lives out-of-state.  Like…
  • Aug 12

    Intersection on VA and ALTCS Planning

    Intersection on VA and ALTCS Planning
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Q: About two years ago, a financial advisor helped my parents devise a plan by which my dad,…
Rank this Week: 2140

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Sep 16

    Pet Prenups | Planning for Pets if You Break Up

    Pet Prenups | Planning for Pets if You Break Up
    Couples are living together before marriage more than ever before. Perhaps unsurprisingly, for many of those lovebirds, a long-term future together is not always in the cards. When breakups happen, it’s challenging enough splitting up…
  • Sep 3

    New Handout | Estate Planning for Same Sex Couple

    New Handout | Estate Planning for Same Sex Couple
    Estate Planning for Same Sex Couples presents some challenges not otherwise seen when planning for married couples. In states like Illinois, where same-sex marriage is legal, the challenges are now much easier to conquer than they were even a…
  • Aug 28

    Different Ways to Title Real Estate

    Different Ways to Title Real Estate
    Did you know that there are multiple ways in which you can hold title to real estate? For first time homebuyers, especially couples- both married and unmarried, deciding how to take title to their new home can be confusing. Not only that, but…
Rank this Week: 3762

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 16

    What Happens to a Living Trust When One Spouse Dies?

    What Happens to a Living Trust When One Spouse Dies?
    You should explore all of your options when you are planning your estate. Some people make assumptions about trusts, and as a result, they overlook viable solutions. Revocable living trusts are actually quite useful for a wide range of…
  • Sep 11

    Can I Plan My Own Estate?

    Can I Plan My Own Estate?
    You can do a lot of things on your own by obtaining information online. DIY efforts can be useful, but you should understand your limitations. This is something to take into consideration when you hear about downloads or worksheets that you…
  • Sep 10

    What Is the Veterans Aid and Attendance Special Pension?

    What Is the Veterans Aid and Attendance Special Pension?
    Long-term care is one of the most pressing elder law issues of our day. The majority of senior citizens are going to need help with their day-to-day needs eventually, and Medicare will not pay for long-term care. It is not easy to pay for a…
Rank this Week: 3792

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2197

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/
  • Sep 16

    Florida Doctor Sentenced in Criminal Tax Case for Concealing Assets and Filing False Individual Income Tax Return

    Florida Doctor Sentenced in Criminal Tax Case for Concealing Assets and Filing False Individual Income Tax Return
    Individuals using offshore bank accounts to conceal assets and facilitate tax fraud continue to be prosecuted by the Department of Justice. Under the Bank Secrecy Act, citizens and lawful permanent residents (i.e. "Green Card" holders) that…
  • Sep 3

    Business Owners Get Jail Time for Tax Evasion

    Business Owners Get Jail Time for Tax Evasion
    Sometimes understating income is just carelessness. Sometimes its tax fraud or tax evasion. People don't always realize that tax fraud or tax evasion can lead to time in jail. Convincing judges to sentence defendants to prison for criminal…
  • Aug 22

    Expect Increased Assessment and Collection of Trust Fund Recovery Penaltie

    Expect Increased Assessment and Collection of Trust Fund Recovery Penaltie
    Enforcement of The Trust Fund Recovery Penalty (TFRP) is a source of potential government revenue that, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), needs to be revamped to become more efficient. Under existing…
Rank this Week: 2458

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Sep 16

    U.S. Federal Trademark Filing

    U.S. Federal Trademark Filing
    In 2013, more than 300,000 trademarks and service marks were filed across 45 different classes of goods and services with the United States Patent & Trademark ("USPTO"); however, less than 200,000 trademarks were registered by the USPTO…
  • Aug 29

    ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark Filing

    ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark Filing
    The ALS Association has filed an application to register a federal trademark for "Ice Bucket Challenge", the viral sensation that has swept the nation this summer. Although most Americans likely associate "Ice Bucket Challenge" with the ALS…
  • Jul 30

    What is a Family Limited Partnership?

    What is a Family Limited Partnership?
    A family limited partnership, or FLP, can allow a taxpayer to leverage two federal tax devices in conjunction with a technique known as “discounting” in order to reduce the amount of federal tax imposed at the time of that…
Rank this Week: 801

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1014

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/
  • Sep 16

    New Estate Planning Ruling: Trustee Needs Standing to Appeal Court Order

    New Estate Planning Ruling: Trustee Needs Standing to Appeal Court Order
    In a recent ruling, a state Supreme Court ruled that a bank, operating as a trustee for two trusts, lacked the standing to appeal a court order when it failed to maintain its status as trustee and only afterwards tried to appeal as an…
  • Sep 14

    Estate Planning Mistakes in Beneficiary Designation

    Estate Planning Mistakes in Beneficiary Designation
    One of the most common estate planning mistakes comes in the handling of beneficiary designations. Many people do not understand that inheriting retirement accounts, life insurance, and other assets that involve a beneficiary designation are…
  • Sep 12

    Do I Really Need a Will? Yes, You Do

    Do I Really Need a Will? Yes, You Do
    A lot of people who have not started estate planning often ask if they really need a will, or if any estate planning is really necessary? Usually, it is followed with a statement about how the children will take care of it, or that the…
Rank this Week: 1253

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Sep 16

    My First Pro Bono Case

    My First Pro Bono Case
    This is the second installment of my first-year lawyer “firsts.” My goal is *to deliberately set* aside some time to look back over my first year as a lawyer. I’m hoping to learn; I’m hoping to be encouraged; and…
  • Sep 10

    My First Day in Court

    My First Day in Court
    This is the first in what I hope to be a series of posts on new-lawyer “firsts.” I’ve been doing this lawyering thing a year now, and I haven’t had a chance to do any formal introspection. Today, then, is the first…
  • Sep 5

    July 2014 Arkansas Bar Exam Result

    July 2014 Arkansas Bar Exam Result
    Congratulations to all those who passed the July 2014 Arkansas Bar Exam! It has already been an entire year, but I vividly remember the visceral feeling of relief after getting those results. What a day it was! If you worked to pass, you…
Rank this Week: 1996

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Sep 16

    Cincinnati Gift Tax: Can I Give Tax-Free Gifts to My Children?

    Cincinnati Gift Tax: Can I Give Tax-Free Gifts to My Children?
    When you hear about the existence of the federal gift tax, you may wonder if you can give tax-free gifts to your children. Have you been breaking the law all these years by failing to pay taxes on holiday gifts? Let’s look at the answer…
  • Sep 11

    Medicaid in Cincinnati: Is It Only for the Poor?

    Medicaid in Cincinnati: Is It Only for the Poor?
    It would be logical to tune out the subject of Medicaid if you are a working person who will be qualified for Medicare someday. After all, Medicaid is a health insurance program for the poor, right? You have never been poor. Why would you…
  • Sep 9

    Unwanted Inheritance – Giving It Back

    Unwanted Inheritance – Giving It Back
    No one likes getting a gift that they do not want, but it happens fairly often. We have all received Christmas or birthday presents that we would rather not have. We always say that we will exchange them, but rarely do. Closets and attics all…
Rank this Week: 2175

The Law Office of Michael…

The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C.

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.mrobinsonlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 16

    What Is a Payable on Death Account?

    What Is a Payable on Death Account?
    There are many different ways to facilitate future asset transfers, and some of them are more effective than others. Before you make any decisions, you would do well to discuss your options with a licensed estate planning attorney. People…
  • Sep 11

    What Is a Family Limited Partnership?

    What Is a Family Limited Partnership?
    A family limited partnership can be useful if you are interested in asset protection, and there can also be estate tax benefits. Let’s look at the details. Asset Protection Anyone can be the target of a lawsuit, but there are people who…
  • Sep 9

    What Are the Drawbacks of Probate?

    What Are the Drawbacks of Probate?
    Everyone has heard of the estate planning device called a last will. Because this document is synonymous with estate planning, you may assume that a last will can facilitate fast and efficient asset transfers. You are keeping it simple when…
Rank this Week: 1893

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Sep 16

    3 Big Mistakes in Special Needs Planning

    3 Big Mistakes in Special Needs Planning
    A special needs plan is an essential piece of any estate plan for people who have special needs family members. Whether you have a child with disabilities, or an adult child or relative who is unable to care for his or her personal or…
  • Sep 11

    When I Write a Will, What Does it Cover?

    When I Write a Will, What Does it Cover?
    When people in Minnesota create an estate plan, those plans will rely on several different tools, such as a last will and testament. It’s important for you to understand what each of these tools does if you want to get the most out of…
  • Sep 9

    You Need Both a Will and Power of Attorney

    You Need Both a Will and Power of Attorney
    Sometimes people come to an estate planning lawyer with questions about powers of attorney and wills that reveal a misunderstanding of how these important documents function. For example, some people ask why they need both. After all, since a…
Rank this Week: 2961

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Sep 15

    Issue in this Case is Whether Deceased had Testamentary Capacity

    Issue in this Case is Whether Deceased had Testamentary Capacity
    A New York Probate Lawyers said that, this is an appeal from a decree of the Surrogate of Bronx County, based on a jury verdict, denying probate. Proponent was the attorney for the deceased more than 20 years. The propounded will, dated…
  • Sep 3

    Probate Court Decides Tax Issue

    Probate Court Decides Tax Issue
    A New York Probate Lawyer said this is a proceeding submitted for decision wherein the issue is the source of payment for fees awarded to a guardian ad litem. In this probate proceeding, the will "pours over" into an inter vivos trust. The…
  • Sep 2

    Court Discusses Pour Over Will and Intervivos Trust

    Court Discusses Pour Over Will and Intervivos Trust
    A New York Probate Lawyer said this is a proceeding submitted for decision wherein the issue is the source of payment for fees awarded to a guardian ad litem. In this probate proceeding, the will "pours over" into an inter vivos trust. The…
Rank this Week: 1521

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

Covers probate news, procedures and resources. By Philip M. Bernstein.

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Sep 15

    Not Everybody Needs A Trust

    Not Everybody Needs A Trust
    Every Spring, when the snowbirds have returned to New York, your lawblogger gets a rash of inquiries about trusts. Some folks are absolutely insistent but don't really have a good explanation for this. I usually ask at this point which…
  • Aug 23

    Power Of Attorney Not Always Easy To Use

    Power Of Attorney Not Always Easy To Use
    An article in today's New York Times sheds some interesting light on powers of attorney and their sometimes unforeseen drawbacks. Your lawblogger thinks it is well worth a look.
  • Aug 21

    Anna Nicole Smith Estate (Finally) Out Of Court

    Anna Nicole Smith Estate (Finally) Out Of Court
    The ABA Journal reports on the final failure of the Estate of Anna Nicole Smith to recover  hundreds of millions of dollars from the estate of her late husband J. Howard Marshall. Marshall, a Texas oil billionaire died at 89, a year…
Rank this Week: 462

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Sep 15

    Five Estate Planning Lessons from Frozen

    Five Estate Planning Lessons from Frozen
    Over the weekend my family and I watched Frozen at Movies in the Park. Frozen is Disney’s reinterpretation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ice Queen fairy tale.  As I watched the movie for the umpteenth…
  • Jul 31

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning
    In the Oscar-winning 1979 documentary “Best Boy,” director Ira Wohl spent three years filming the life and times of his middle-aged cousin, a New York City man with a developmental disability everyone called Philly, although his…
  • Jul 31

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning

    NAMI Offer Help In Difficult Area Of Special Needs Estate Planning
    In the Oscar-winning 1979 documentary “Best Boy,” director Ira Wohl spent three years filming the life and times of his middle-aged cousin, a New York City man with a developmental disability everyone called Philly, although his…
Rank this Week: 1101

Cooper Elder Law

Cooper Elder Law

Covers Ohio estate planning, nursing home protection and qualifying for veterans benefits. By Thom L. Cooper Company, LPA.

http://cooperelderlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Sep 15

    Cooper certified as elder law specialist

    Cooper certified as elder law specialist
    COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) announced that 19 attorneys have been certified as legal specialists in elder law. The Supreme Court Commission on Certification of Attorneys as Specialists accredited the OSBA to certify…
  • Aug 12

    How a Trust Affects Your Ohio Homestead Exemption

    How a Trust Affects Your Ohio Homestead Exemption
    By Tricia Applegate Do I still qualify for the Homestead Exemption if my home is in a Trust? The short answer is yes, with a few provisions. The State of Ohio states: You are eligible for the homestead exemption if all of the following are…
  • Aug 11

    What is HIPAA?

    What is HIPAA?
    By: JM Megail Gaumer HIPAA stands for “Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act”. The law was adopted in 1996 to, among many other complicated provisions, protect patients' personal information (a.k.a. protected…
Rank this Week: 1098

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: 240

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

http://www.cheryldavid.com/blog/
  • Sep 15

    Your Estate Plan Will Change as You Age – Part 2

    Your Estate Plan Will Change as You Age – Part 2
    Last week we looked at how the average North Carolina estate plan will change over time. This week we are going to continue our exploration of the common changes that take place with your plan as you age by looking at additional issues that…
  • Sep 7

    Probate Terms in North Carolina

    Probate Terms in North Carolina
    A lot of clients come to our office because they have questions or concerns about probate terms in North Carolina. Though many of the horror stories people have heard about probate are wildly overblown, there are serious issues with which you…
  • Sep 3

    Basic Estate Planning Questions – What is a Revocable Living Trust?

    Basic Estate Planning Questions – What is a Revocable Living Trust?
    In today’s entry in our ongoing series on basic estate planning questions, we are going to ask what is a revocable living trust. A common part of many estate plans, revocable living trusts have become increasingly popular in recent…
Rank this Week: 3803