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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Apr 30

    Why The Government Will Get Over Half Of Prince’s Estate

    Why The Government Will Get Over Half Of Prince’s Estate
    As I have previously mentioned the late legendary Prince passed away without a will. This article discusses how over half of his estate may likely go to the government. “Both the federal government and Minnesota’s state government will…
  • Apr 30

    Court Challenge Puts Klingon Language In Copyright Crosshair

    Court Challenge Puts Klingon Language In Copyright Crosshair
    Klingon has entered the pop culture collective conscience as the true mark of a hardcore Trekkie with the most diehard fans becoming fluent in the surprisingly developed language. But a copyright battle between Paramount and a group of fans…
  • Apr 30

    CLE On Skills Training For Estate Planner

    CLE On Skills Training For Estate Planner
    The American Bar Association is sponsoring a CLE entitled, Skills Training for Estate Planners, which will take place from July 17-22, 2016 in at the New York Law School in New York City. Provided below are some details about the...
Rank this Week: 19

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Apr 29

    Petitioners File Construction Proceeding to Determine Effect of Tax Exoneration Clause

    Petitioners File Construction Proceeding to Determine Effect of Tax Exoneration Clause
    A New York Estate Lawyer said that, the executors have instituted this construction proceeding, prior to the filing of Federal and New York estate tax returns, to determine the effect of a tax exoneration clause, paragraph second and request…
  • Apr 28

    Court Discusses Residuary Clause of Will

    Court Discusses Residuary Clause of Will
    A New York Estate Lawyer said that, this is a proceeding to construe and reform Article III, the residuary clause, of the last will and testament of the decedent so as to enable the estate to qualify for an unlimited New York estate tax…
  • Apr 27

    Plaintiff Moves for a Summary Judgment in Lieu of Complaint for Payment

    Plaintiff Moves for a Summary Judgment in Lieu of Complaint for Payment
    A New York Estate Lawyer Plaintiff moves pursuant to CPLR § 3213 for an Order granting summary judgment in lieu of complaint for payment allegedly owed on a promissory note. "Defendants" or "the Estate", as executors of the Estate of the…
Rank this Week: 1967

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/
  • Apr 29

    Should Florida arbitrators be able to decide “validity” challenges to a will or trust?

    Should Florida arbitrators be able to decide “validity” challenges to a will or trust?
    AAA’s rules for arbitrating wills and trusts specifically authorize arbitrators to decide the validity of the will or trust at issue in a given dispute. Since an arbitrator’s jurisdictional authority in that kind of case is a…
  • Apr 22

    4th DCA: Can a probate judge use his “equitable powers” to override our Probate Code?

    4th DCA: Can a probate judge use his “equitable powers” to override our Probate Code?
    Oreal v. Steven Kwartin, P.A., — So.3d —-, 2016 WL 1239756 (Fla. 4th DCA March 30, 2016) Having your case decided against you because a well-intentioned judge chose not to apply some provision of our Probate Code for…
  • Apr 18

    The Florida Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

    The Florida Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
    A new law is making it easier for Florida personal representatives to access digital data—such as email, photos and social-media postings—after the account holder dies. It’s called the Florida Fiduciary Access to Digital…
Rank this Week: 466

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    News and Update

    News and Update
    It's been a busy few weeks, and as I sit here in my desk at 7 o'clock on a Friday, I just wanted to take a moment to make a few announcements.First, effective today, Franklyn Z. Aronson, Esq., who has been Of Counsel to our firm, is retiring.…
  • Apr 4

    New Jersey Enacts Uniform Trust Code into Law

    New Jersey Enacts Uniform Trust Code into Law
    While this may not sound like big news, it is actually very exciting that New Jersey has finally enacted the Uniform Trust Code (UTC) into law.  The new law will go into effect on July 17, 2016.  When it does, New Jersey will join…
  • Mar 29

    Requirement of Executors to Report Basis of Assets When Administering an Estate - FollowUp

    Requirement of Executors to Report Basis of Assets When Administering an Estate - FollowUp
    The IRS has released new regulations that have extended the due date for filing Form 8971 to March 31, 2016.  Executors and administrators of estates that are required to file a federal Form 706 Estate Tax Return are now also required to…
Rank this Week: 2286

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: 1278

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/
  • Apr 29

    SELF CANCELLING INSTALLMENT NOTE

    SELF CANCELLING INSTALLMENT NOTE
    CHANGE IN APPROACH BY IRS BUT STILL SOUND ESTATE PLANNING CONTINGENCY It is obvious that no one knows when they will shake off their mortal coil and pass from this earthly realm.  The IRS and the law in general consult their own…
  • Apr 27

    MORE ON ESTATE PLANNING FOR THE FARMER

    MORE ON ESTATE PLANNING FOR THE FARMER
    PASSING THE FARM IS LIKE PASSING ON THE FAMILY CORPORATION There is no doubt that some modern farmers run large multi-million dollar operations right in their backyard.  Maintaining a herd of cows and other grazing stock costs…
  • Apr 25

    WILL DOES NOT REVOKE PREVIOUS TRANSFER OF PROPERTY TO TRUST

    WILL DOES NOT REVOKE PREVIOUS TRANSFER OF PROPERTY TO TRUST
    BEST LAID PLANS DO NOT ALWAYS WORK OUT A case with an interesting factual background came out of Texas recently. While it was based on Texas law and the case is binding in only Texas, the legal principles discussed by the Court are equally…
Rank this Week: 3947

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/
  • Apr 29

    What is My Estate Actually Worth?

    What is My Estate Actually Worth?
    An “estate” does not necessarily include all of a person’s assets. In the context of estate planning, an estate refers to property subject to distribution under a person’s last will and testament—that is to say,…
  • Apr 25

    How a California Power of Attorney Work

    How a California Power of Attorney Work
    A power of attorney is a document authorizing someone to act on your behalf with respect to financial and contractual matters. Among other acts, a person holding your power of attorney may sell your house, write checks from your bank account,…
  • Apr 24

    How the Estate Tax Works in 2016

    How the Estate Tax Works in 2016
    The new year is a good opportunity to reconsider your estate planning needs. You should periodically review, and if necessary revise, your will, trust, and other estate planning documents such as a durable power of attorney, to keep your…
Rank this Week: 1099

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    THE IMPORTANCE OF A LAST WILL & TESTAMENT

    THE IMPORTANCE OF A LAST WILL & TESTAMENT
    Prince's death puts living will discussion into the spotlightSARASOTA, Fla. -- It's something that experts say you don't want to have running away from you. If you pass away without a will in the state of Florida, the state statutes would…
  • Apr 26

    FIDUCIARY ACCESS LAW IN FLORIDA

    FIDUCIARY ACCESS LAW IN FLORIDA
    On March 10, 2016, Governor Scott signed in law the “Fiduciary Access Law.”  Effective July 1, 2016, the law allows custodians to turn over "data, text, images, videos, sounds, codes, computer programs, software, databases"…
  • Apr 5

    CHANGES TO THE PARTNERSHIP RULES COMING IN 2017

    CHANGES TO THE PARTNERSHIP RULES COMING IN 2017
    The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 has strengthened the IRS’s ability to audit partnerships (including multi-member LLCs). The new rules apply to tax years beginning after 2017, and will apply to partnerships of 100 or more partners. To…
Rank this Week: 1035

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Apr 29

    Federal Gift and Estate Taxes: Is Your Estate at Risk?

    Federal Gift and Estate Taxes: Is Your Estate at Risk?
    Federal Gift and Estate Taxes: Is Your Estate at Risk? from Raymond German If you are fortunate enough to have amassed a moderate to large estate over the course of your lifetime you undoubtedly want to preserve as much of it as possible to…
  • Apr 28

    Can a Disabled Person Use a Trust to Preserve Government Benefits?

    Can a Disabled Person Use a Trust to Preserve Government Benefits?
    Health insurance is important for everyone, but clearly, it is absolutely essential for people with disabilities. Depending on the circumstances, care and treatment can cost millions of dollars over the course of a lifetime. Since a…
  • Apr 26

    Can a Power of Attorney Give Someone the Authority to Make Healthcare Decisions for Me?

    Can a Power of Attorney Give Someone the Authority to Make Healthcare Decisions for Me?
    If you recognize the need to include incapacity planning in your overall estate plan you are ahead of the vast majority of people. Though people often fail to think about it, the reality is that incapacity can strike anyone at any time.…
Rank this Week: 3074

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: 4661

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: 4869

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature
    A new California Court of Appeal decision, Espejo v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, elaborates on how to prove that documents signed online, digitally, are authentic, and therefore have the same effect as a handwritten…
  • Mar 9

    New Harassment Policies Required in California

    New Harassment Policies Required in California
    Employers in California should immediately review their harassment policies to ensure compliance with California's new harassment prevention regulations. California law mandates that employers have an affirmative duty to prevent harassment…
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
Rank this Week: 3982

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
  • Apr 29

    Who Will Take Care of my Disabled Child When I Die?

    Who Will Take Care of my Disabled Child When I Die?
    As parents of children with disabilities age, thinking about who will take care of their children after they become disabled or die can cause significant anxiety. Choosing a person willing to take on the responsibilities of caring for…
  • Apr 13

    Is an Advance Directive Signed In Another State Valid in Texas?

    Is an Advance Directive Signed In Another State Valid in Texas?
    A living will, or directive to physicians, is a document that allows you to instruct your physicians not to use artificial methods to extend your life in the event you are diagnosed with a terminal or irreversible condition. A question I…
  • Apr 6

    Can I Get Medical Power of Attorney Over an Incapacitated Person?

    Can I Get Medical Power of Attorney Over an Incapacitated Person?
    A distraught mother contacted me. Her daughter was incapacitated in an intensive care unit as a result of a drug overdose, and her drug-addicted son-in-law was in control of making medical decisions for her. Naturally she was concerned. She…
Rank this Week: 1316

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
  • Apr 29

    Questions to Ask When Deposing an Expert

    Questions to Ask When Deposing an Expert
    The task of deposing the opposition’s expert is simplified immeasurably by keeping in mind the deposition’s fundamental purpose: to discover all of the expert’s opinions and all of the bases for those opinions. Your goal…
  • Apr 27

    Need Change? Take Inventory of Your Legal Career

    Need Change? Take Inventory of Your Legal Career
    The following is a guest blog post by Laura Boysen-Aragon. Ms. Boysen-Aragon is a legal recruiter at Solutus Legal Search, LLC, where she helps lawyers find their next dream job and helps companies and law firms find their next legal ace. She…
  • Apr 25

    Bound to Arbitrate Nursing Home Litigation?

    Bound to Arbitrate Nursing Home Litigation?
    When is a personal representative bound to arbitrate claims against a nursing home? The answer depends on the nature of the claim, as illustrated in a recent case. Here’s what happened in Monschke v Timber Ridge Assisted Living, Inc.…
Rank this Week: 843

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.sbshlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 29

    Revocable Trusts and FDIC Insurance

    Revocable Trusts and FDIC Insurance
    I’ve received many calls from clients wondering whether their Certificates of Deposit are totally insured under the FDIC insurance rules. There’s a lot of confusion as to whether and how much of your deposits may be insured at one…
  • Apr 22

    How a Trust Saves Income Taxe

    How a Trust Saves Income Taxe
    Can leaving amounts in trust for your loved ones save income taxes? Yes, it can.   Generally, there are two ways that you can leave your inheritance to your loved ones. The most common method is an outright distribution. Your will reads…
  • Apr 8

    Selecting a Trustee – Lessons from the Bible

    Selecting a Trustee – Lessons from the Bible
    When I sit with a client and the conversation turns to selecting the successor trustee in the estate plan, I’m often not sure that my client understands the importance of this decision. Following the client’s death, for example,…
Rank this Week: 810

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Nora Ephron (1941-2012) – Producer & Screenwriter Nora Ephron was an American journalist, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, novelist, producer, director, and blogger. A talented writer and director, Ephron is known for her…
  • Apr 27

    Who Should I Appoint as the Trustee of My Living Trust?

    Who Should I Appoint as the Trustee of My Living Trust?
    A Last Will and Testament usually serves as the foundation of a comprehensive estate plan. For most people, however, a Will is just the beginning of an estate plan. People often choose to add additional documents and estate planning tools to…
  • Apr 22

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Johnnie Harrison Taylor was an American vocalist in a wide variety of genres, from rhythm and blues, soul, blues and gospel to pop, doo-wop and disco. Taylor’s recording career spanned forty-six years. His single, “Disco…
Rank this Week: 3151

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Apr 29

    Are You Writing for the Right Person?

    Are You Writing for the Right Person?
    We spend lots of time, energy, and money on content. (And for good reason, too!) It’s imperative that all that content we create is on point. This means that content for content’s sake isn’t a good thing. If you aren’t…
  • Apr 27

    Public Deaths: Shakespeare’s Will and Prince’s Likely Intestacy

    Public Deaths: Shakespeare’s Will and Prince’s Likely Intestacy
    For a public figure, death can be relatively private, or it can be very public indeed. William Shakespeare left a Last Will and Testament. As a result, his death was very public. In fact, even 400 years after the bard’s death, his LWT…
  • Apr 25

    Generational Differences in the Workforce

    Generational Differences in the Workforce
    There has been much research and discussion around how work styles differ between the various generations currently active in our workforce. Organizational psychologists, as well as human resources experts, frequently demonstrate that…
Rank this Week: 2842

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/
  • Apr 29

    A smile for the weekend

    A smile for the weekend
    A smile for the weekend.
  • Apr 27

    Prince's Heirs: Star's sister says Prince died without a will

    Prince's Heirs: Star's sister says Prince died without a will
    Pop star Prince passed away recently at the age of 57 years old. Now his sister has filed papers saying that Prince didn't have a will, but left a fortune of 300 million dollars. Apparently he did not leave a spouse or children. This is…
  • Apr 26

    What do we do with our art collection?

    What do we do with our art collection?
    I've recently come across a good article by Malcolm Burrows, who specializes in philanthropy and helping people set up plans for donations both in their lifetimes and after death. Malcolm (with whom I have had the very great pleasure to work…
Rank this Week: 629

Potter Law Firm Blog

Potter Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.potterestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Consider These Asset Protection Structure

    Consider These Asset Protection Structure
    When you strike off on your own as a small business owner or the owner of a professional practice, to a certain extent you are living the dream. You have the power to make decisions on your own, and the possibilities are endless. However, you…
  • Apr 27

    North Carolina Medicaid vs. Medicare

    North Carolina Medicaid vs. Medicare
    When you are planning ahead for retirement, you need to learn about government programs that are relevant to senior citizens. Medicare is certainly one of these programs. However, North Carolina Medicaid is also something that you should…
  • Apr 25

    The Kentucky Inheritance Tax Can Impact Local Resident

    The Kentucky Inheritance Tax Can Impact Local Resident
    People are sometimes confused about death taxes. They look at the terms “estate” and “inheritance” as interchangeable. As a result, they assume that an estate tax is the same thing as an inheritance tax. This is not…
Rank this Week: 3200

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/
  • Apr 28

    Will You Leave Your Spouse or Kids a Mess or a Method?

    Will You Leave Your Spouse or Kids a Mess or a Method?
    This is an article from the Hunter Law Office, P.A. (http://www.hunterlawoffice.net/index.php) in Fishers, Indiana, that we thought others may find helpful. In most households, one person pays the bills and the other person hopes that things…
  • Apr 27

    The Estate Planning of Prince, Harper Lee, and David Bowie

    The Estate Planning of Prince, Harper Lee, and David Bowie
    This is an article from The Law Firm of Evan H. Farr, P. C. (http://www.farrlawfirm.com/) in Fairfax, Virginia, that we thought others may find helpful. In 2016 so far, we have said farewell to some of the most legendary names in music, film,…
  • Apr 21

    The Essential Estate Planning Documents You Might Not Have Considered

    The Essential Estate Planning Documents You Might Not Have Considered
    This is an article from The Vermillion Law Firm, LLC (http://www.vermillionlawfirm.com/) in Dallas, Texas, that we thought others may find helpful. If you have spent any of your time researching or developing an estate plan, you have probably…
Rank this Week: 3218

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Apr 28

    What Remedies Are Available For a Breach of a Real Estate Contract in Florida?

    What Remedies Are Available For a Breach of a Real Estate Contract in Florida?
    According to Florida case law as of the date of this article, a breach of a real estate contract can give rise to a specific performance claim (compelling the seller to sell or the buyer to buy) or a damages claim.  The contract…
  • Apr 26

    5 Must-Have Prerequisites for A Valid Contract to Sell Residential Real Estate In Florida

    5 Must-Have Prerequisites for A Valid Contract to Sell Residential Real Estate In Florida
    In Florida, real estate transactions are governed by both real estate and contract law (other laws and regulations can also apply, like those related to mold, lead based paint, coastal control issues, etc.). As a result, transactions can…
  • Apr 25

    Who has the right to bring a statutory action for a partition?

    Who has the right to bring a statutory action for a partition?
    According to Florida case law as of the date of this article, generally, a fee title holder of an undivided interest in a parcel of real property has the right to bring a statutory action for partition without any concern about his…
Rank this Week: 1603

Musings of a Massachusetts Estate…

Musings of a Massachusetts Estate Lawyer

Focuses on estate planning, probate and corporation law in Massachusetts. By David E. Peterson.

http://blog.deplawfirm.com/
  • Apr 28

    The Dusty Binder: When Good Estate Plans Go Bad

    The Dusty Binder: When Good Estate Plans Go Bad
    Jim and Sally did everything right… or so they thought. They grew up in strong, middle class families, did well in school, and had many friends. Jim had a successful career with a local company, while Sally raised four responsible,…
  • Jan 20

    Four Reasons to Own Life Insurance

    Four Reasons to Own Life Insurance
      Let’s face it: most people are averse to life insurance. For permanent policies, the premiums are high, and the payouts typically don’t happen until you die. Couple that with the fact that many life insurance agents are…
  • Jan 6

    How Wealthy People Avoid Estate Taxe

    How Wealthy People Avoid Estate Taxe
    The Basics The estate and gift tax is a tax on the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next. The tax is levied when a transfer occurs, which by lifetime gift, or upon death. The estate and gift tax rates start low. The Massachusetts…
Rank this Week: 4861

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3374

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/
  • Apr 28

    Five Key Steps for Managing Your Digital Asset

    Five Key Steps for Managing Your Digital Asset
    These days it is just as important to plan for what will happen to your digital assets as it is for your other assets. This is because many individuals do not realize that the accounts and passwords they currently have may not easily be…
  • Apr 21

    Things to Keep in Mind When You Are Creating a Will in New Jersey

    Things to Keep in Mind When You Are Creating a Will in New Jersey
    There are several important considerations that you should factor in to the process of putting together a will in New Jersey. Working with a knowledgeable estate planning attorney can help ensure that you are in compliance with all relevant…
  • Apr 14

    Why You Should Consider the Benefits of a Trust

    Why You Should Consider the Benefits of a Trust
    If you are thinking ahead about accomplishing your estate planning in New Jersey, a trust is one of the most popular tools used to accomplish your goals. There are many different types of trusts that could apply for your individual situation…
Rank this Week: 3590

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/
  • Apr 27

    Three Benefits of a Living Trust

    Three Benefits of a Living Trust
    You may have heard about the numerous benefits of living trusts. In this blog post, we will address three of those benefits. The post Three Benefits of a Living Trust appeared first on Law Office of Roy W. Litherland.
  • Apr 14

    Register for our Upcoming Free Medi-Cal Planning Workshop, Thursday, April 21

    Register for our Upcoming Free Medi-Cal Planning Workshop, Thursday, April 21
    The Medicaid program is a jointly administered federal/state government health insurance program. In California, it is called Medi-Cal. Most senior citizens who worked throughout their lives will qualify for Medicare coverage. This is also a…
  • Mar 29

    End-of-Life Options Expanding in California

    End-of-Life Options Expanding in California
    California passed a new law permitting a physician to prescribe a life-ending drug for a terminal patient. The California End of Life Option Act is effective this June. It dramatically increases the number of people in the United States who…
Rank this Week: 3152

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeestatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3057

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
  • Apr 27

    Bankruptcy Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Bankruptcy Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    Your employer downsized, your child needed emergency medical care, your house was destroyed in a natural disaster—these are all real scenarios that push people into needing bankruptcy. Filing bankruptcy will stop the harassment, and…
  • Apr 19

    Personal Injury Attorney wins Prestigious Award

    Personal Injury Attorney wins Prestigious Award
    The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys rates attorneys.   These ratings are based on client satisfaction, demonstrated ethics, professional achievement, and the comments of other attorneys.   David Fessler of…
  • Apr 8

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Northern Kentucky and Ohio

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Northern Kentucky and Ohio
    Driving through Cincinnati, you may have noticed the electronic signs saying 8 people had been killed in motorcycle accidents in Ohio since January 1.   Kentucky has had 9 people die in motorcycle accidents in 2016. Personal Injury…
Rank this Week: 3203

Law Matters Blog

Law Matters Blog

Covers Vermont family law and estate planning. By the Law Offices of Bucknam Black Brazil PC.

http://vtlegalhelp.com/our-blog/
  • Apr 27

    What’s In a Name?

    What’s In a Name?
    Note: Attorney Davis original wrote this post in her capacities as a contributor to SCOV Law. In this case, Defendant Albert Bingham appeals from the trial court’s declaratory judgment. Before the SCOV even rules on it, Bingham files a…
  • Feb 16

    Taxation Vexation

    Taxation Vexation
    Attorney Davis originally wrote this post as a Contributor for SCOVLaw How do you tax a parcel of land that lies in more than one town? I like to think I might be able to come up with a way that involves less litigation and more common sense,…
  • Feb 9

    Bail Revisited… Again

    Bail Revisited… Again
    Note: Attorney Davis originally wrote this post as a contributor for SCOV Law. Here we are in the depths of bail troubles again. We’ve probably had more segments on bail than there are Harry Potter movies. We’ll call this one:…
Rank this Week: 4376

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 3644

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
  • Apr 27

    Don’t Allow Divorce Derail Retirement Plan

    Don’t Allow Divorce Derail Retirement Plan
    The divorce of a long-married couple can be especially tough when it comes to retirement and estate plans. Assets, particularly retirement accounts, can require the complete revision of in-place estate plans, according to a story on…
  • Apr 20

    Estate Planning for your Pet

    Estate Planning for your Pet
    What will happen to your pets when you die? Usually, they will end up in a shelter where, if not adopted, they too will die. But one method pet owners can prevent that is to include your pets in your estate plan, says a story in the Union…
  • Apr 13

    Angie’s List on Estate Planning

    Angie’s List on Estate Planning
    A survey by AARP showed that about 40 percent of Baby Boomers don’t have a will. That number increases to 71 percent for all Americans over age 34. Top excuses are procrastination, lack of incentives and cost. However,  a story on…
Rank this Week: 3960

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 27

    When Should I Update My Living Will?

    When Should I Update My Living Will?
    Your living will is one of the most important documents in your Massachusetts estate planning toolbox. It is the companion to your Health Care Proxy. Your Health Care Proxy is the official document that names individuals that you want to step…
  • Apr 20

    What Are the Most Essential Estate Planning Documents?

    What Are the Most Essential Estate Planning Documents?
    9When you approach the subject of estate planning in Massachusetts, you should know that it might look a little different for everyone. What works for one does not work for another because the strategies and tools of estate planning are…
  • Apr 13

    How Is a Living Will Different From a Will?

    How Is a Living Will Different From a Will?
    If you are thinking about planning ahead for your estate in Massachusetts, you probably have many questions about the most appropriate tools to use. One of the most common questions for individuals who have not spent much time with estate…
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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/
  • Apr 26

    This Prince was no pauper

    This Prince was no pauper
    I never really listened to Prince's music - it's not really my era. But the superstar's untimely death sure has us estate planning lawyers paying attention. With all the usual combustible elements in place - celebrity, money, and a somewhat…
  • Apr 18

    Better visit your aging parents if you live in China. (It's a good idea here, too)

    Better visit your aging parents if you live in China. (It's a good idea here, too)
    China has a long history of respect for the elderly. An adult child who fails to care for his parents violates a key teaching of Confuciansim. And soon, inattentive children may face more than moral reprobation: their credit scores may be…
  • Apr 17

    Don't sign the nursing home's mandatory arbitration clause

    Don't sign the nursing home's mandatory arbitration clause
    Admitting a loved one to a nursing home can be a deeply  emotional and troubling experience, but it is important to keep your wits about you. In prior posts (read more here and here) I advised you to read the fine print, and to avoid signing…
Rank this Week: 1719

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 26

    The Estate of Prince – Let’s Go Crazy!

    The Estate of Prince – Let’s Go Crazy!
    Early reports tell us that the late musician Prince died without a will. Therefore, Minnesota “intestacy” statutes (i.e. statutes govern estates of decedents dying without a will) are going to control the administration of…
  • Apr 7

    Gorrell Speaking at Food Fusion: Law’s Sustaining Role in Food

    Gorrell Speaking at Food Fusion: Law’s Sustaining Role in Food
    On April 15th, Denise Gorrell will be joining a group of panelist at Lewis & Clark Law School to discuss legal and policy issues that are involved in producing and providing the foods we eat. Food Fusion: Law's Sustaining Role in Food is…
  • Apr 6

    Due Diligence: Just Who Are You Dealing With?

    Due Diligence: Just Who Are You Dealing With?
    Your time is valuable. You don’t need to be dealing with individuals or entities who have bad intentions or who are deceptive. You’re probably better off taking a vacation to the beach or the mountains than you are dealing with…
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South Florida Estate Planning Law

South Florida Estate Planning Law

Covers South Florida estate planning, probate and tax law issues. By David Shulman.

http://www.sofloridaestateplanning.com/
  • Apr 26

    This is what it sounds like – when people die intestate

    This is what it sounds like – when people die intestate
    The biggest enemy of proper estate planning is procrastination. As the world knows, Prince died last week. Today we find out that he died intestate, which is a fancy word that lawyers use for dying without a will. When you die intestate, the…
  • Mar 11

    My monthly appearance on the “Ask the Experts” radio show, 3-10-2016

    My monthly appearance on the “Ask the Experts” radio show, 3-10-2016
    Going forward, I’ll be appearing monthly on the “Ask the Experts” radio show to discuss estate planning, probate, guardianships, elder law, and other related issues. Yesterday, I got there in the nick of time. If it…
  • Feb 27

    Florida Legislature enacts, and governor signs “Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act”

    Florida Legislature enacts, and governor signs “Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act”
    After a few false starts and much wrangling, Florida has enacted the Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act. Instead of integrating the new law into the various provisions of the probate, trust, guardianship, and power of attorney…
Rank this Week: 947

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.czepigalaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 26

    Older Americans Act Continues to Protect Older Adult

    Older Americans Act Continues to Protect Older Adult
    It’s been 10 years since the Older Americans Act was last reauthorized by Congress, but as of last week, the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016 was signed into law by President Obama. The Older Americans Act (OAA)…
  • Apr 14

    Should You Have a Long-Term Care Insurance Policy? Connecticut Has a Plan!

    Should You Have a Long-Term Care Insurance Policy? Connecticut Has a Plan!
    By Lara Schneider-Bomzer If you’re like so many Connecticut residents, you wonder whether or not you should purchase a long-term care insurance policy. And whether, or how, it fits into your estate plan. It’s uncanny that we may…
  • Apr 8

    Discover Your Inner Artist! How and Why You Should Start Now

    Discover Your Inner Artist! How and Why You Should Start Now
    It’s never too late to explore your artistic side. In fact, many people discover that the second half of life is the perfect time to learn an art or craft. Whether you decide to pick up a pencil or a paintbrush, sit down at a…
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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
  • Apr 26

    Candidates' Proposed Estate Tax Plan

    Candidates' Proposed Estate Tax Plan
    Robert Woods, writing for Forbes: Under current law, estates worth $5.45 million or less are exempt from federal estate tax. Beyond that, you pay. Call it an estate tax, a death tax, or a tax on accumulated wealth. Whatever you call it, it…
  • Apr 14

    Bernie Sander's Estate Tax Plan

    Bernie Sander's Estate Tax Plan
    Ashlea Ebeling, reporting for Forbes: The Sanders bill, a rewrite of a bill he introduced in 2010—the year the estate tax lapsed under the Bush tax cuts — would exempt the first $3.5 million on an individual’s estate from…
  • Mar 18

    Can The FBI Make Apple Rewrite iOS?

    Can The FBI Make Apple Rewrite iOS?
    Great analysis by Harvard Law professor Susan Crawford regarding the FBI's demands of Apple: The president  —  our Law Professor in Chief  — has to know the DOJ is on shaky…
Rank this Week: 1114

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • 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…
  • Apr 12

    A Precious Resource: California Trustees’ Must Take Control and Preserve Trust Property

    A Precious Resource: California Trustees’ Must Take Control and Preserve Trust Property
    One of the most important financial duties of a Trustee is to take control of all Trust assets and act to preserve those assets from loss. This can mean different things in different situations. For example, if you take over a Trust with a…
  • Mar 29

    Time to Object to Your California Trust or Will Lawsuit

    Time to Object to Your California Trust or Will Lawsuit
    When faced with a Probate Court Petition that you do not agree with, you must object. Luckily, in California you have some leeway on when you can object because our Probate Code allows interested parties to object orally at the initial…
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Sykes Elder Blawg

Sykes Elder Blawg

Covers medicaid planning, special needs trusts and estate planning topics for Pennsylvania seniors and their families. By Andrew G. Sykes.

http://www.elderlawofpgh.com/blog/
  • Apr 26

    Pennsylvania authorizes ABLE Act accounts for the disabled

    Pennsylvania authorizes ABLE Act accounts for the disabled
    Many disabled individuals in the U.S. receive public benefits from programs that place restrictions on the dollar amount (typically $2,000) of assets a recipient can own. Medicaid and SSI are two examples. Federal and state law allow the…
  • Dec 31

    Estate Plan New Year’s Resolution Guide

    Estate Plan New Year’s Resolution Guide
    If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to do (or update) your estate planning, we want to help you maintain your momentum. Here are links and next-step ideas to help you move your estate planning into the “done”…
  • Dec 31

    Why you should have a will

    Why you should have a will
    If you are an adult with some assets and a loved one or two, you should have a will. At a minimum, your last will and testament expresses your wishes about how your assets will be passed on to your survivors. But it can also serve as the…
Rank this Week: 4360

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Covers family and injury law, estate planning and medical malpractice. By Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseeattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2871

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

Covers estate planning, tax law, and real estate law.

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Apr 26

    Real Estate Co-Ownership Agreement

    Real Estate Co-Ownership Agreement
    With the high price of real estate, we increasingly see arrangements between parents and children, unmarried couples, or friends who pool money to buy residential property. Owners often do not understand their rights and responsibilities.…
  • Apr 6

    Can it be Trashed Now? Tax Record Retention Guideline

    Can it be Trashed Now? Tax Record Retention Guideline
    Paper, paper and still more paper! When can these documents be destroyed? We get questions about tax backup documentation from clients often.  To assist you, we provide some ideas to carefully consider when deciding about destruction…
  • Mar 23

    Understanding Federal Estate Taxe

    Understanding Federal Estate Taxe
    Federal and state taxes are important factors to consider when administrating a trust, going through probate court, or in any stage of the estate planning process. Taxes are so important that even the idea of an estate exists largely for…
Rank this Week: 2908

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

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

    Three Easy and Effective Ways to Avoid Probate in New York

    Three Easy and Effective Ways to Avoid Probate in New York
    Probate can be slow and costly, tying up your estate for months or even years, and consuming a substantial amount of the estate that you intend to leave for your loved ones. But it does not necessarily have to be this way. There are several…
  • Apr 19

    Three Very Important Ways That an Elder Lawyer Can Assist You

    Three Very Important Ways That an Elder Lawyer Can Assist You
    The most frequent question that potential clients have for an elder law attorney is, “How can an elder law attorney assist me?” In short, an elder law attorney can assist you with legal issues that are associated with the natural…
  • Apr 12

    Protecting Your Assets From Nursing Home Cost

    Protecting Your Assets From Nursing Home Cost
    If you become too ill or frail to live at home or in an assisted living residence, you may need to move to a long-term care facility that provides 24-hour assistance, monitoring, and nursing care. But long-term care facilities, also known as…
Rank this Week: 1243

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax…

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax Law Blog

Covers estate planning and tax law. By English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley LLP.

http://www.mykentuckyestateattorney.com/
  • Apr 26

    Welcome to Rebecca Simpson, estate planning attorney

    Welcome to Rebecca Simpson, estate planning attorney
    We’re pleased to welcome Rebecca Simpson, who joined our firm as a senior attorney on April 18, 2016. Rebecca was most recently an attorney for Kentucky Legal Aid. She ran for Warren County Family Court Judge in 2014. She will…
  • Apr 12

    Tax Day is set for April 18

    Tax Day is set for April 18
    Tax Day is a day that we know you celebrate with great abandon. Right? If you do in fact go all out for Tax Day, this year, you’ll need to move your Tax Day celebrations to April 18. Traditionally, Tax Day is April 15. In some…
  • Mar 29

    What to do when you get a letter from the IRS

    What to do when you get a letter from the IRS
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP We’ve heard more than one report of people getting called by scammers pretending to be the IRS, wanting money for back taxes or claiming that the IRS is going to sue you.…
Rank this Week: 3009

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Covers Social Security disability law and special needs trusts. By Sheri R. Abrams.

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
  • Apr 25

    In Virginia do I automatically receive Medicare if I get Social Security Disability Benefits?

    In Virginia do I automatically receive Medicare if I get Social Security Disability Benefits?
    I am asked this question frequently: Do I automatically receive Medicare benefits if I’m approved for Social Security Disability benefits? Answer:  Yes, you receive Medicare after you receive Social Security Disability Benefits for…
  • Apr 14

    Good News For Those in Virginia With Disabilities and Student Loan

    Good News For Those in Virginia With Disabilities and Student Loan
    As part of my practice I assist those with disabilities get their student loan debt forgiven.  It has now gotten much easier. On Tuesday, 4/12/16, the Department of Education announced a new program that will identify hundreds of…
  • Apr 1

    March 2016 Newsletter—–Social Security Disability & Special Needs Planning New

    March 2016 Newsletter—–Social Security Disability & Special Needs Planning New
    Please see the March 2016 Newsletter of Fairfax Virginia Disability and Special Needs Planning Attorney, Sheri R. Abrams. For the latest edition of Social Security Disability & Special Needs Planning News click  here   The post…
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Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Apr 25

    [Video] 2 Kinds of Reckless Driving Charges You Can Get in the Rain

    [Video] 2 Kinds of Reckless Driving Charges You Can Get in the Rain
    Find out what they are and which one you could even avoid simply by not giving the police any details. Contact me today for your VA reckless driving case. Video Transcription If you got a reckless driving ticket in the rain, you’ve come…
  • Apr 19

    [VIDEO] If You Consent, The Police Can Search!

    [VIDEO] If You Consent, The Police Can Search!
    If you consent to the search by the police we cannot challenge the search. We can’t argue that the police didn’t have a legal reason to search because you gave them permission. Contact me today to see how I can help in your case.…
  • Apr 15

    How Should We Interact With The Police?

    How Should We Interact With The Police?
    So many recent events have ended in tragic loss of life for both every day citizens and the police themselves. Here are just my thoughts on what we can do and how we can act to prevent future deaths. Video Transcription How should we interact…
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Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 25

    Foreign Wills: Are they valid in Florida?

    Foreign Wills: Are they valid in Florida?
    Foreign Wills: Will a Florida Court recognize them? The world is becoming a more global community and with that means the United States has seen an increase in the amount of foreign-born individuals living, visiting, and investing in the U.S.…
  • Apr 19

    Trust Funding

    Trust Funding
    Trust Funding Trust funding is one of the most important aspects of an estate plan or asset protection plan. Attorneys, and clients, hear so much about trust funding, but rarely is it truly understood or implemented properly. Given how…
  • Apr 14

    Sandwich Generation

    Sandwich Generation
    Sandwich Generation “The Sandwich Generation” is an interesting phenomenon occurring in the estate planning world.  The term was coined to refer to the group of adults in the world today that must juggle the responsibilities…
Rank this Week: 996