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Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

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

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 4

    Court Approves Use of Short Term Annuities in Medicaid Planning

    Court Approves Use of Short Term Annuities in Medicaid Planning
    [On September 2 the Federal Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision approving an important Medicaid qualification planning technique which involves the use of short term annuities. The following guest article was written by Matt…
  • Aug 28

    Can You Legally Disinherit Your Wife or Husband?

    Can You Legally Disinherit Your Wife or Husband?
    [The following guest article was written by Nick Lutz, a lawyer with Marshall, Parker and Weber in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. It is reprinted here with his permission.] Can you completely disinherit your spouse? The answer depends on the…
  • Aug 21

    Paying Doctors for Discussions about End of Life Medical Care

    Paying Doctors for Discussions about End of Life Medical Care
    Medicare is proposing that it compensate physicians for discussions with patients about end of life medical care. Currently such “advance care planning” is covered only as part of the “Welcome to Medicare” introductory visit for new…
Rank this Week: 1065

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Sep 4

    Retirement Planning FAQs: How Much Can I Expect From Social Security?

    Retirement Planning FAQs: How Much Can I Expect From Social Security?
    When you are engaged in your retirement planning efforts, you probably recognize the fact that Social Security will be a big piece to the puzzle. You should certainly understand what you can expect from this program when you are looking ahead…
  • Sep 2

    What Are Advance Directives for Health Care?

    What Are Advance Directives for Health Care?
    You address events that will take place after you pass away when you plan your estate. This is rather self-evident, but a holistic estate plan will take things a step further. Preparing for the things that may occur before you pass away is…
  • Aug 31

    Do I Need More That Just a Will?

    Do I Need More That Just a Will?
    Some people think about estate planning, and they automatically flash upon a last will. You draw up a last will stating the way that you want your assets to be distributed after you pass away, and you have an estate plan in place. Having a…
Rank this Week: 844

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Sep 4

    Legal Links – September 4, 2015

    Legal Links – September 4, 2015
    On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog. 1.  Kentucky Clerk Jailed Over Gay Marriage…
  • Sep 1

    Pa Supreme Court Tells Local School District They Must Provide Transportation to Students Residing with Both Divorced Parents Within the Same District

    Pa Supreme Court Tells Local School District They Must Provide Transportation to Students Residing with Both Divorced Parents Within the Same District
    The PA Supreme Court recently denied an appeal by Manheim Township School District holding that the district is required to provide bus services to the homes of both divorced parents when the student spends time at both parents home overnight…
  • Aug 28

    Legal Links – August 28, 2015

    Legal Links – August 28, 2015
    On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog. 1.  Ephrata Police at the forefront of life saving…
Rank this Week: 974

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Sep 4

    Article On The Law of Will-Execution

    Article On The Law of Will-Execution
    Mark Glover (Professor of Law, University of Wyoming College of Law) recently published an article entitled, Decoupling the Law of Will-Execution, 88 St. John's L. Rev. 597-652 (2014). Provided below is an abstract of the article: The law of…
  • Sep 4

    Inherited Wealth Tends Not To Last Very Long For Many American

    Inherited Wealth Tends Not To Last Very Long For Many American
    The Baby Boomers as a whole are rich and many of them will leave significant wealth to the succeeding generations. However, the windfall does not last for long as one in three people will have spent the entire devise within...
  • Sep 4

    CLE On Exculpatory Clause

    CLE On Exculpatory Clause
    The American Bar Association is presenting a CLE entitled, Exculpatory Clauses, Tuesday October 20, 2015, 12:00-1:30pm Central, online. Here are some details about the event: JOIN THE SECTION & SAVE! ABA Members join RPTE for $70 to save…
Rank this Week: 119

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: 988

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 4

    Is Your Law Firm Website Turning Away Prospects?

    Is Your Law Firm Website Turning Away Prospects?
    With recent surveys showing that 75 percent of consumers use the Internet to find companies to do business with, having an Internet presence is no longer optional. And having to compete with all of the other law firm websites out there means…
  • Sep 2

    How to Practice in Estate Planning, Part 6

    How to Practice in Estate Planning, Part 6
    This is the sixth in a series of blogs on How to Practice in Estate Planning. I’ll sprinkle this series in among my typical timely blogs. This series is designed for attorneys who are currently practicing in another field and wish to…
  • Aug 31

    Affordable Care Act – Not a Large Employer? What Should You Know?

    Affordable Care Act – Not a Large Employer? What Should You Know?
    There has been a lot of energy spent, articles written and seminars taught recently on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and in particular, its IRS reporting requirements for Applicable Large Employers (ALEs). But what if you aren’t a…
Rank this Week: 2687

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2884

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 4

    Several States Take the Lead on the Secure Choice Pension Initiative

    Several States Take the Lead on the Secure Choice Pension Initiative
    For the last two decades, employers across the country have watched pensions go the way of VHS cassettes and tube televisions. Even many state governments are now doing away with bloated pensions and instead offering self-managed 403(b)…
  • Sep 2

    Multi-State Probate: What, Why & How?

    Multi-State Probate: What, Why & How?
    Few things are as dreaded as probate. This is especially true for wealthier families who have large estates spread across multiple states and jurisdictions. For instance, there are quite a few people living in New York who invest in Florida…
  • Aug 31

    Is a Spendthrift Trust for Me?

    Is a Spendthrift Trust for Me?
    Many people wish to leave a large inheritance to their children. This is one of the greatest generational wealth-building tools in our society. However, what does one do when the next generation is less than responsible? Or, more commonly,…
Rank this Week: 1112

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Sep 4

    Young Drivers Beware – The Consequences of Restricted License

    Young Drivers Beware – The Consequences of Restricted License
    On Friday June 19, 2015 three young people were rushed to the hospital after the vehicle they were in exited the road and rolled over before coming to a stop in a farmer’s field on Burnside Road in Victoria, BC. The vehicle lost control…
  • Aug 29

    Protecting Personal Health Information: What injury claimants need-to-know

    Protecting Personal Health Information: What injury claimants need-to-know
    After a car accident in BC, some people choose to deal with ICBC themselves.  If they are claiming for compensation for injuries sustained in the accident, it will be necessary for medical information to be provided to ICBC.  ICBC…
  • Aug 15

    Google self-driving cars – futuristic fix for unsafe driving?

    Google self-driving cars – futuristic fix for unsafe driving?
    Human beings are terrible drivers. We are easily distracted, second guess our decisions, have slow reflexes, take unnecessary risks, and suffer with exhaustion and fatigue – human beings are incredibly prone to unsafe driving.…
Rank this Week: 1077

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 4

    Painting Restituted to Heir

    Painting Restituted to Heir
    The 2015 movie, Woman in Gold, brought to the mainstream the Nazi appropriation of art throughout Europe and Russia, and the various art Restitution Board proceedings to repatriate art to their proper owner or heir.  For devotees of art,…
  • Sep 3

    Caregivers & Fiduciary Obligation

    Caregivers & Fiduciary Obligation
    Reeves v. Dean, a recent decision of the Supreme Court of British Columbia (BCSC), acts as a helpful reminder that a fiduciary relationship may arise between a caregiver and their client. The plaintiff was 50 years old and suffered from…
  • Sep 1

    Removal of a Co-Trustee of an RESP

    Removal of a Co-Trustee of an RESP
    Families with young children are encouraged to start saving for their education as early as possible. The RESP is one of the most popular methods used to accomplish this; however, it is not uncommon for it to become the subject of disputes if…
Rank this Week: 164

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Sep 3

    Common Mistakes in Estate Planning

    Common Mistakes in Estate Planning
    The following are typical mistakes people make when planning their estates: • They have an outdated plan • They have no will or an outdated will • They rely on joint tenancy as a tool, especially children as joint…
  • Aug 29

    Keeping Things Even

    Keeping Things Even
    When a parent prepares a will, keeping distributions even among the children has advantages. It is impossible to determine what one’s children will be doing in the future and what their incomes will be. The child who is a successful…
  • Aug 22

    Nothing Crummy About "Crummey" Trust

    Nothing Crummy About "Crummey" Trust
    In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal titled: A Ruling Eases Tax-Free Gifts, Laura Saunders points out a recent U.S. Tax Court ruling which affirmed allowing a couple the use of Crummey trusts to make tax-free transfers of $1.6…
Rank this Week: 4355

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
  • Sep 3

    VA Announces New Rules about Service Animals in Its Facilitie

    VA Announces New Rules about Service Animals in Its Facilitie
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has revised its regulation regarding the presence of animals on VA property. The update will ensure VA practices comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal laws. It…
  • Aug 31

    New Mobile App Helps Seniors and those with Disabilities in Virginia Find Housing

    New Mobile App Helps Seniors and those with Disabilities in Virginia Find Housing
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) new Resource Locator mobile application (app) for smartphones and electronic tablets can help you get answers to your housing-related questions.  The app connects you…
  • Aug 28

    Assistive Technology Financing Loan Program for the District of Columbia

    Assistive Technology Financing Loan Program for the District of Columbia
    About the Program: The Assistive Technology Financing Loan Program offered through the Assistive Technology Program for the District of Columbia is a low-interest funding source for District of Columbia residents with disabilities and seniors…
Rank this Week: 5071

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/
  • Sep 3

    Executor still won't sell land after 13 year

    Executor still won't sell land after 13 year
    Being an executor can be tough, but sometimes being a beneficiary is no picnic, either. I recently heard from a frustrated beneficiary who is feeling stuck between a reluctant executor and the cost of a lawsuit. Here is his note, followed by…
  • Aug 30

    You're invited to the Grand Opening of my new office

    You're invited to the Grand Opening of my new office
    Not long ago, I said that I'd decided to go into business for myself. I'm now only about a week away from opening the doors! My new website has been launched, and I'd love it if you would click here to take a look at it. I hope that by…
  • Aug 25

    B.C. judge rules man has a right to half of $1.2-million Vancouver home he hasn’t lived in for 44 year

    B.C. judge rules man has a right to half of $1.2-million Vancouver home he hasn’t lived in for 44 year
    Way back in 1968, David and Sharon Johnston bought a house in Vancouver for about $37,000. They held the title to the property as tenants-in-common, each owning half. Within a few years, the marriage was in trouble and David moved out. The…
Rank this Week: 668

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Sep 3

    Do’s and Don’ts for Grandparents Saving for College

    Do’s and Don’ts for Grandparents Saving for College
    Do’s and Don’ts for Grandparents Saving for College   The birth of your child is not just the big day when you become a parent, but also the big day when your parents become grandparents! Grandma and Grandpa may want to spoil…
  • Sep 2

    Liz Durnell is our Featured Attorney of the Month!

    Liz Durnell is our Featured Attorney of the Month!
    I am from the Sidney/Houston, Ohio area.  In my spare time (what spare time? J), I enjoy reading, swimming, playing with my dog and hanging out with my friends & family.  I also enjoy traveling and trying out new…
  • Sep 1

    What rights do I have as a trust beneficiary?

    What rights do I have as a trust beneficiary?
    This is a common question. Unfortunately, the answer is, “it depends.” The rights of a beneficiary depend on the type of trust and the type of beneficiary.   Trusts are made up of legal documents wherein an individual…
Rank this Week: 2856

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Sep 3

    Nevis Is Good Choice For Offshore LLC

    Nevis Is Good Choice For Offshore LLC
    Nevis (a small island in the Caribbean) is currently a good choice for an offshore limited liability company.  Nevis recently amended its LLC Ordinance to better limit fraudulent transfer claims, and also to make it more difficult to…
  • Aug 25

    Ohio Appeals Court Says LLC Must Identify Its Member

    Ohio Appeals Court Says LLC Must Identify Its Member
    Some states require public disclosure about LLC owners/managers/officers and others do not.  Ohio is one of the states that requires no such public disclosure.  But keep in mind that ultimately, a creditor can always discover who…
  • Aug 6

    Majority of Public Companies Continue To Incorporate In Delaware

    Majority of Public Companies Continue To Incorporate In Delaware
    A front page article by Liz Hoffman in Monday’s Wall Street Journal noted that some companies are convinced Delaware is less of a corporate haven than it used to be.  Some companies feel the state has become less hospitable toward…
Rank this Week: 1725

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 3

    Idaho Estate Planning - Estate Executor No-No

    Idaho Estate Planning - Estate Executor No-No
    If the executor of an estate does not do certain things, then he or she can get in trouble. However, there are other things that can lead to trouble if an executor does do them.
  • Sep 1

    Idaho Veterans Benefits - Aid & Attendance True Story

    Idaho Veterans Benefits - Aid & Attendance True Story
    As a Korean War vet, Mike qualified for the VA Aid & Attendance benefit. The maximum benefit for a single Vet is $1788 per month. This monthly benefit combined with his income would be enough to pay for his place at the assisted living…
  • Aug 27

    Idaho Asset Protection - New Rules Could Affect Family Partnership

    Idaho Asset Protection - New Rules Could Affect Family Partnership
    Now, backed by the Obama administration, the IRS wants to enact new regulations expected to put an end to many of the advantages of Family Partnerships and LLCs.
Rank this Week: 4975

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/
  • Sep 3

    Guardianship: Can I Oppose a Petition for Appointment of Successor Guardian filed by a Nominated Successor Guardian?

    Guardianship: Can I Oppose a Petition for Appointment of Successor Guardian filed by a Nominated Successor Guardian?
    The short and quick answer is yes, it is a possibility, but you should first be familiar with applicable Florida Statutes and some definitions before proceeding.  A Nomination of Successor Guardian is a document drafted and notarized by…
  • Aug 25

    How to replace or remove a Court Appointed Guardian in Florida?

    How to replace or remove a Court Appointed Guardian in Florida?
    Has your loved one been deemed incapacitated by a court order and had a court appointed guardian over their person and property? Do you believe the court appointed guardian is improperly taking care of your loved one and managing their assets…
  • Aug 13

    Voluntary Guardianship in Florida

    Voluntary Guardianship in Florida
    In Florida, a voluntary guardianship over a person’s property is available for a competent person who is unable to manage his or her own financial affairs. To begin the process, the person seeking a voluntary guardianship files a…
Rank this Week: 4487

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Sep 3

    What To Do When Your Accused of Estate Theft?

    What To Do When Your Accused of Estate Theft?
    When a Trust or Will fight breaks out, the allegations get nasty really quickly and it often is alleged that one of the parties (or both) stole from the estate. In fact, we even have a Probate Code section (see section 850) that allows a…
  • Aug 27

    Being Threatened by the Trustee? The empty threat of no-contest clause

    Being Threatened by the Trustee? The empty threat of no-contest clause
    Nearly everyday I hear from a Trust or Will beneficiary that they have been threatened with the No-Contest clause by their Trustee or Executor.  In today’s legal world, no-contest clauses are rarely enforceable.  And yet, the…
  • Aug 20

    Can You Disinherit a Bad Trustee? The Tricky No-Contest Law in California Trust and Will Case

    Can You Disinherit a Bad Trustee? The Tricky No-Contest Law in California Trust and Will Case
    The ever confusing Trust and Will no-contest clause is continually being used and abused in California Trust and Will lawsuits. The irony is that a beneficiary is rarely, if ever, disinherited under a no-contest clause any more because the…
Rank this Week: 922

Trust Matters Most

Trust Matters Most

Covers family law, divorce, bankruptcy, and specific Pennsylvania law changes. By Reese, Samley, Wagenseller, Mecum & Longer, P.C.

http://www.trustmattersmost.com/blog
  • Sep 3

    Timothy Watts vs. Manheim Township School District news coverage

    Timothy Watts vs. Manheim Township School District news coverage
    Attorney Timothy Reese from our firm, handled the Timothy Watts vs. Manheim Township School District case mentioned in this news report that ended in a Supreme Court ruling enforcing school districts to provide transportation to students…
  • Sep 1

    News Coverage on Watts vs. Manheim Township School District

    News Coverage on Watts vs. Manheim Township School District
    Please take a look at the article written by the Legal Intelligencer and the news report done by CBS21 on this case. We thank the Legal Intelligencer and CBS21 for the reports on Timothy Watts vs. Manheim Township School District!! The Legal…
  • Aug 28

    Timothy L. Watts vs. Manheim Township School District

    Timothy L. Watts vs. Manheim Township School District
    We wish to congratulate Tim Watts in his victory in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania! Thank you for putting your TRUST in the attorneys at Reese, Samley, Wagenseller, Mecum & Longer, P.C. For those who are unfamiliar with this particular…
Rank this Week: 2468

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • Sep 3

    Estate Planning Lessons from Dennis Hopper’s Estate

    Estate Planning Lessons from Dennis Hopper’s Estate
    Often, the rich and famous continue to make headlines long after they are gone because of the battles that are frequently waged over the estate they leave behind. Even if you are not interested in celebrity gossip, it often pays to pay…
  • Sep 1

    Do You Need Long-Term Care Insurance?

    Do You Need Long-Term Care Insurance?
    Throughout the course of your life you will likely purchased numerous different type of insurance – automobile, home, life, and health are among the most common. At some point you may start to consider whether or not you need long-term…
  • Aug 20

    What Happens to My Inheritance If Someone Contests My Father’s Will?

    What Happens to My Inheritance If Someone Contests My Father’s Will?
    The period of time following the death of a parent is often filled with grief, confusion, and heightened emotions. Unfortunately, there are legal steps that must be initiated during this time as well, such as the probate of the…
Rank this Week: 2941

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Sep 3

    Is the Social Security Disability Program Broke?

    Is the Social Security Disability Program Broke?
    Last month, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell told those attending a news conference that the Social Security disability program is nearly broke. While the long-term solvency of both Medicare and the Social Security…
  • Sep 1

    What Exactly is Portability?

    What Exactly is Portability?
    In 2014, we heard a lot about portability, which surprisingly, wasn’t coming from the IRS. One reason it was the tax topic of choice was the deceased spousal unused exclusion amount – which kicked in on New Year’s Day and is…
  • Aug 31

    Free Report: Truths Every Family With Special Needs Children Need to Know

    Free Report: Truths Every Family With Special Needs Children Need to Know
      Many clients prefer to keep the physical documents they collect over the years in a file cabinet or even a safety deposit box. Still others like the idea of combining digital and hard copies. The point is to ensure it is complete and…
Rank this Week: 2786

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Sep 3

    When There Is Not Enough Money to Pay Estate Debt

    When There Is Not Enough Money to Pay Estate Debt
    After an individual passes, their debts do not cease. Instead, their estate survives and is then obligated to pay any existing debts that the deceased incurred during their lifetime. But what if the deceased’s estate does not have…
  • Aug 26

    Valid Reasons to Remove a Trustee

    Valid Reasons to Remove a Trustee
    Fiduciaries that misappropriate trust assets or fail to comply with trust terms can create significant problems for an estate, as well as its beneficiaries. Because a trustee holds all assets of the estate, it is imperative that an inadequate…
  • Aug 19

    Things You Didn’t Know About Estate Planning – But Should

    Things You Didn’t Know About Estate Planning – But Should
    Most Americans are aware they should complete an estate plan, but little have done so. An estate plan does not only distribute assets, but it can also protect an individual and their loved ones from creditors, conflict, and much more.…
Rank this Week: 2533

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/
  • Sep 3

    My Bank Will Not Honor a Power of Attorney

    My Bank Will Not Honor a Power of Attorney
    While you might expect that your power of attorney will be honored by anyone to whom you present this legal document, that is not always the case.  In fact, it is quite common for third parties to be hesitant to honor a power of…
  • Sep 2

    Free Report: What You Should Know about Arkansas Burial Plans and Funeral Trust

    Free Report: What You Should Know about Arkansas Burial Plans and Funeral Trust
      when it comes to purchasing burial plots or planning for funeral expenses, you need to be careful not to jeopardize your eligibility for those benefits. The good news is, even if you receive Medicaid or anticipate applying for…
  • Aug 31

    Medicaid Isn’t Only For the Poor

    Medicaid Isn’t Only For the Poor
    When most people hear about Medicaid, they assume that it is simply another public assistance program meant only to benefit the poor.  The truth is, Medicaid provides health coverage for more than just low-income families.  While…
Rank this Week: 838

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/
  • Sep 3

    Ruling highlights importance of using elder law attorney in Medicaid eligibility

    Ruling highlights importance of using elder law attorney in Medicaid eligibility
    A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that “annuities with certain characteristics, including nonassignability clauses, are not assets to be counted as resources” for purposes of Medicaid eligibility. The ruling affirms the role…
  • Jul 5

    Why use an elder law attorney to help you qualify for Medicaid?

    Why use an elder law attorney to help you qualify for Medicaid?
    Imagine that your husband recently suffered a stroke. After a stay in the hospital, he now resides in a nursing home. His doctor tells you your husband will not likely improve and will need to stay at the home indefinitely. You worry how you…
  • Jun 24

    Why and how to advertise an estate (or trust) administration

    Why and how to advertise an estate (or trust) administration
    You may have noticed legal notices in the newspaper, mixed in with the classified ads, as you turned pages looking for the comics. If you look closely, you will often see advertisements announcing that the Register of Wills has opened an…
Rank this Week: 5032

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 3

    Understanding Estate Planning – DIY Estate Planning in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri

    Understanding Estate Planning – DIY Estate Planning in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri
    The process of creating an estate plan can be complicated, and there are numerous DIY estate planning tools available to help. A lot of people believe that by turning to DIY estate planning they can save themselves money and still be able to…
  • Sep 1

    The Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling and Your Estate Plan

    The Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling and Your Estate Plan
    The recent Supreme Court ruling in Obergfell v Hodges allowed for same-sex couples around the country to enter into legally recognized marriages. The ruling is a landmark decision, and one with significant practical implications for anyone in…
  • Aug 27

    The Guardian and the Guardian Ad Litem in Estate Planning

    The Guardian and the Guardian Ad Litem in Estate Planning
    Many families and parents of young children begin their estate planning by choosing a guardian to protect their children and their financial interests should something happen to the parents. But what is a guardian? How does a guardian…
Rank this Week: 2835

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Sep 3

    Can I Create My Own Estate Plan?

    Can I Create My Own Estate Plan?
    Back in 2012, the highly respected magazine Consumer Reports decided to embark on a mission. The consumer resource wanted to find out about the efficacy of do-it-yourself estate planning. They decided to conduct an experiment. Magazine…
  • Sep 1

    Is Probate Always a Problem?

    Is Probate Always a Problem?
    The probate process can get a bad rap. This is the legal process of estate administration, and it comes into play if you die while you are in direct possession of your personal property. If you pass away with no estate planning documents at…
  • Aug 30

    What Is The Difference Between North Dakota Medicare and Medicaid?

    What Is The Difference Between North Dakota Medicare and Medicaid?
    What Is The Difference Between North Dakota Medicare and Medicaid? from Raymond German When it comes to countable assets, you could give gifts to your loved ones before you apply for Medicaid You would essentially be giving your family…
Rank this Week: 3253

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Sep 2

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. Dr. Seu
  • Sep 2

    Disinheriting a Grandchild in Your Estate Plan

    Disinheriting a Grandchild in Your Estate Plan
    Estate planning decisions can be difficult to make, particularly if you have a potential heir whom you feel does not deserve to be included, or who will squander the inheritance. If you have a grandchild (or child) who falls into this…
  • Sep 1

    Texas History – Do You Know What San Antonian Served with Neil Armstrong on the First U.S. Space Docking?

    Texas History – Do You Know What San Antonian Served with Neil Armstrong on the First U.S. Space Docking?
    On March 16, 1996, command pilot Neil Armstrong and San Antonian David Scott were launched into space on the Gemini 8 mission. The flight was originally scheduled to last three days but terminated early due to a malfunctioning thruster. The…
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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/
  • Sep 2

    Florida Treasure Coast Alzheimer's film, symposium free for caregivers and professional

    Florida Treasure Coast Alzheimer's film, symposium free for caregivers and professional
    Attention dementia caregivers and professionals: Dementia caregivers and professionals are invited to see the film, His Neighbor Phil - A Story of Love, Devotion and Alzheimer's Disease on Sept. 17 from 1:30 to 4:00 pm at The Grace Place…
  • Sep 2

    Florida Medicaid divisor increase

    Florida Medicaid divisor increase
    Effective September 1, 2015, the Florida Medicaid penalty divisor is $8,346.00. (It was $7,995.00). If an otherwise eligible applicant for long-term care Medicaid benefits has made uncompensated transfers during the look-back period…
  • Aug 25

    Breakfast workshops cover HIPAA, changing Medicaid and VA rules, managed care and more

    Breakfast workshops cover HIPAA, changing Medicaid and VA rules, managed care and more
    We had a great turnout at our three August breakfast workshops for social workers and health care workers! Attendees networked, and heard updates about several important topics: Attorney Joseph Karp discussed the health care community's…
Rank this Week: 3878

Minko Law Office Blog

Minko Law Office Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.minkolaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 2

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Inheritance Planning

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Inheritance Planning
    In today’s entry in our series on such estate planning, we’re going to take a look at the issue of inheritance planning. We’ve already touched upon many of the important inheritance planning issues, but we thought it would…
  • Aug 31

    What is a Will Revival in Brooklyn, New York?

    What is a Will Revival in Brooklyn, New York?
    Even though it is not common, sometimes people in the Brooklyn, New York area will come ask us questions about a will revival. When it comes to dealing with last wills and testaments, New York has some very specific laws that govern what…
  • Aug 28

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Questions About Ancillary Probate

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Questions About Ancillary Probate
    When people in the Brooklyn, New York area talk to us about creating an estate plan, we sometimes have to walk them through the process of ancillary probate. Ancillary probate is a potentially significant issue, but only in certain…
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Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts in Nevada.

http://www.wealth-counselors.com/blog/
  • Sep 2

    What is a Living Trust?

    What is a Living Trust?
    The last will and testament is still very popular, certainly not the only estate planning instrument available.  There are many other options, some of which may be better suited for your particular needs.  One of those estate…
  • Aug 26

    What is a Step up in Basis?

    What is a Step up in Basis?
    If you are familiar with the concept of capital gains, you may have heard of the term “step up in basis.”  Generally speaking, capital gains is the difference between the purchase price and the sales price of a…
  • Aug 4

    Free Report: Understanding the Nevada Uniform Transfers to Minors Act

    Free Report: Understanding the Nevada Uniform Transfers to Minors Act
      The first piece of federal legislation addressing this issue was passed in 1956 and was known as the Uniform Gifts to Minors Act. The initial statute was based on an earlier law sponsored by the New York Stock Exchange and the…
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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 2

    Retirees Need to Ask 6 Key Questions before Relocating

    Retirees Need to Ask 6 Key Questions before Relocating
    Careful consideration should be made to all the issues involved in relocation after retirement.
  • Aug 31

    Estate Planning Transparency

    Estate Planning Transparency
    Proper pre-planning of your estate plan and transparency with your beneficiaries can help ensure that your estate passes smoothly when you are gone.
  • Aug 28

    Wealth Transfer for Widow

    Wealth Transfer for Widow
    It is difficult to make legal decisions after the loss of a spouse. Therefore, it is best to plan ahead and be prepared for these emotional times.
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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
  • Sep 2

    Do I Have To Accept An Inheritance?

    Do I Have To Accept An Inheritance?
    I have written about a deadbeat dad who claimed part of his deceased son’s estate, even though he had not been part of his son’s life for more than thirty years. The potential of inheriting money often brings distant and estranged…
  • Aug 26

    Frequently Asked Questions About Estate Planning

    Frequently Asked Questions About Estate Planning
    What happens if I die without a will in Texas? If you die intestate (without a valid will), the Texas statutes will determine how your property will be divided. In other your property will be distributed in a manner set by the Texas statutes,…
  • Aug 7

    The Texas Transfer on Death Deed

    The Texas Transfer on Death Deed
    Effective September 1, 2015, Texas will join the growing number of states that allow owners of real estate to transfer property to their heirs outside the probate process using a Transfer on Death Deed. The deed works like a beneficiary…
Rank this Week: 3484

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 2

    Avoid the Dangers of Missing E-Data

    Avoid the Dangers of Missing E-Data
    Most discovery requests will require production of electronic data. Even if you’re tech savvy, it’s better not to go it alone because the sanctions for missing something can be huge, as Delta Airlines and defense counsel in a…
  • Aug 31

    Your Employees Are Probably Doing It, So Have a BYOD Policy

    Your Employees Are Probably Doing It, So Have a BYOD Policy
    People today can (and do) work from anywhere—connected through the Internet, WiFi, and cloud-based platforms with a variety of mobile devices. This makes preventing confidential and proprietary business information from “walking…
  • Aug 28

    Facing a Condemnation? Take These 5 Initial Step

    Facing a Condemnation? Take These 5 Initial Step
    Unlike most types of litigation, a direct condemnation case generally assures the owner of at least some compensation for the property taken. So when an owner approaches an attorney, it’s usually to see if it’s…
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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/
  • Sep 2

    Thoughts on the Tom Clancy estate tax allocation litigation

    Thoughts on the Tom Clancy estate tax allocation litigation
    Baltimore City Orphans’ Court Judge Lewyn Scott Garrett entered this 47-page order ruling that the late author’s estate taxes must be paid exclusively from the trust going to the four adult children of his first…
  • Aug 23

    2015 Florida trust and estate legislative roundup

    2015 Florida trust and estate legislative roundup
    This was another busy year on the legislative front. Most of the changes to our Probate and Trust Codes were rolled into House Bill 343, which I report on below. In a subsequent blog post I’ll report on House Bill…
  • Aug 17

    4th & 5th DCAs: When does a probate judge have “personal” jurisdiction over a personal representative or trustee?

    4th & 5th DCAs: When does a probate judge have “personal” jurisdiction over a personal representative or trustee?
    Section 731.105 of our Probate Code tells us that all probate matters are “in rem” proceedings. In my last post I wrote about two recent cases testing the outer limits of a probate court’s in rem jurisdictional…
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Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
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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 2

    Estate Planning vs. Business Transition: What’s The Difference?

    Estate Planning vs. Business Transition: What’s The Difference?
    Many folks confuse estate planning with business transition. They are actually quite different. A story on columbustelegram.com says estate planning involves the transfer of wealth and assets of an individual, both personal and business…
  • Aug 26

    This Is How Technology Will Soon Change Aging

    This Is How Technology Will Soon Change Aging
    New technology is changing everything about how we live, including how we age. View image | gettyimages.com All types of gadgets are doing things for us to help us monitor our health and safety. And many more advances are coming. An article…
  • Aug 19

    Estate Plan 14-Point Checklist

    Estate Plan 14-Point Checklist
    Plenty of Americans have estate plans that are incomplete or don’t address important issues. An article on marketwatch.com lists a 14-point checklist to help create a sound estate plan. View image | gettyimages.com The most important…
Rank this Week: 4200

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 2

    Free Living Trust Seminars in September

    Free Living Trust Seminars in September
    During the month of September, we will be offering free seminars that focus on the subject of living trusts. The post Free Living Trust Seminars in September appeared first on Law Office of Roy W. Litherland.
  • Aug 26

    Who Is Competent to Make a Will?

    Who Is Competent to Make a Will?
    Your estate plan should be tailor-made to suit your specific needs, because your family is unique from every other. You should consider the life situation and personal proclivities of every person on your inheritance list. Slicing up a pie…
  • Aug 20

    What is Division of Assets? (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    What is Division of Assets? (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    Division of Assets is the name commonly used for the Spousal Impoverishment provisions of the Medicare Catastrophic Act of 1988. It applies only to married couples. The intent of the law was to change the eligibility requirements for Medi-Cal…
Rank this Week: 2885

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Sep 1

    A Legacy of Giving

    A Legacy of Giving
    You may want to consider your broader legacy when you are planning your estate. There are things that you could do to cast a meaningful shadow even after you are gone, and your impact can be felt in a positive manner on various different…
  • Aug 25

    Californians Can Take Advantage of Added Nursing Home Asset Protection

    Californians Can Take Advantage of Added Nursing Home Asset Protection
    Nursing home asset protection is a very big deal when you understand all of the facts. It would be natural to assume that Medicare will pay for nursing home care if you ever need it, but in reality, the program does not pay for custodial. The…
  • Aug 20

    Is There a One-Size-Fits-All Estate Plan?

    Is There a One-Size-Fits-All Estate Plan?
    Instant gratification has become the expectation in many cases during our current era, and this is largely due to the emergence of the Internet. Without question, the fact that you can obtain information about anything with the click of a…
Rank this Week: 2886

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Sep 1

    Court Looks at Will Construction

    Court Looks at Will Construction
    A New York Probate Lawyer said the two subscribing witnesses testified to the due execution of decedent's holographic will and to her testamentary capacity at the time of the execution; that the last page of the instrument, the only one they…
  • Aug 31

    Court Discusses Outcome of Contested Probate Proceeding

    Court Discusses Outcome of Contested Probate Proceeding
    A New York Probate Lawyer in a contested probate proceeding, the objectant appeals, as limited by her brief, from so much of a decree of the Surrogate's Court, Kings County, dated April 11, 1986, as, upon a ruling made after close of all the…
  • Aug 30

    Contestant Files Applilcation for Order Vacating Demand for Bill of Particular

    Contestant Files Applilcation for Order Vacating Demand for Bill of Particular
    A New York Estate Lawyer said that the contestant has made application to the Court for an order vacating and setting aside the proponent's demand for a bill of particulars, or in the alternative, modifying said demand, and for such other,…
Rank this Week: 3520

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Sep 1

    Children can be Compensated for Care

    Children can be Compensated for Care
    Many veterans and their spouses and widows need long-term care. The Veterans Administration provides pension benefits. But too many veterans don't know that these benefits cover assisted living costs, even if provided at home. Home is a…
  • Aug 26

    Protect Yourself and Loved Ones through Estate Planning

    Protect Yourself and Loved Ones through Estate Planning
    If you have the means to do so, almost everyone - including veterans - might want to consider setting up a formal legal plan to protect your assets. This plan can protect you and your children, while protecting your eligibility...
  • Aug 24

    Elder Law 101: What Exactly is Elder Law, Anyway?

    Elder Law 101: What Exactly is Elder Law, Anyway?
    What exactly is Elder Law, anyway? This may have been a question you've asked yourself somewhere along the way. As the country's population ages and baby boomers find themselves facing their golden years, more and more people find themselves…
Rank this Week: 2954

EstateAware

EstateAware

Covers personal legal and financial planning. By Griffin Bridgers.

http://www.estateaware.com
  • Sep 1

    The Complete Estate Plan, Part 2: Powers of Attorney

    The Complete Estate Plan, Part 2: Powers of Attorney
    This is the next installment in the series titled “The Compete Estate Plan.”  Before reading this installment, it is recommended that you read the following prior installments if you have not already done so: The Complete…
  • Aug 31

    The Complete Estate Plan, Part 1: Life Insurance

    The Complete Estate Plan, Part 1: Life Insurance
    When most people think of an “estate plan,” the first thing they think of is a will.  However, as we will see in this series on “The Complete Estate Plan,” a will is not necessarily the cornerstone. For most…
  • Jul 16

    How Do I Build an Estate?

    How Do I Build an Estate?
    There are painful truths that many people, and professionals, sometimes have to face before becoming successful. First, before proceeding any further in this post, I must give credit to Ramit Sethi.  If you are not familiar with…
Rank this Week: 2849

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

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

    2015 CHANGES TO FLORIDA'S HEALTH CARE SURROGATE STATUTES

    2015 CHANGES TO FLORIDA'S HEALTH CARE SURROGATE STATUTES
     A “Designation of Health Care Surrogate” (“Designation”) is typically prepared in connection with one’s basic estate planning documents. A Designation is a written document naming someone to make health…
  • Aug 26

    FLORIDA PROBATE LAW - WHO OWNS A DECEDENT'S ASHES?

    FLORIDA PROBATE LAW - WHO OWNS A DECEDENT'S ASHES?
    The parents of a deceased child were the sole heirs of the child’s estate. The child’s remains were cremated, and the parents could not agree on the final disposition of his assets. The father petitioned the probate court to…
  • Aug 25

    CHANGES TO FLORIDA LAW IMPACTING YOU

    CHANGES TO FLORIDA LAW IMPACTING YOU
    FLORIDA'S HEALTH CARE SURROGATE STATUTES: Effective October 1st, an individual may assign the power to a surrogate to make health care decisions for that person even if the person is not incapacitated. If there is ever a conflict between the…
Rank this Week: 2679

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
Rank this Week: 1398

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch…

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch Blog

Illinois attorney blog for estate planning, wills, trusts and probate.

http://www.illinoisestateplan.com/blog
  • Sep 1

    Ernie Banks Estate, Part 7: Intro to Will and Trust Contest

    Ernie Banks Estate, Part 7: Intro to Will and Trust Contest
    This is the seventh in my series on various legal aspects of the Estate of Ernie Banks. You can read my first six installments here. Before I get into today’s main topic, I want to update regular readers on developments since my last…
  • Aug 25

    District 211 Trusts & Estates Class Announcement for Fall 2015

    District 211 Trusts & Estates Class Announcement for Fall 2015
    I will be teaching an adult continuing education class for District 211 covering a broad range of estate planning and estate administration topics. Topics include asset ownership, wills, trusts, probate, trust administration, estate and gift…
  • Aug 12

    Blended Families and the Accidental Disinheritance

    Blended Families and the Accidental Disinheritance
    Robin Williams, Casey Kasem, Dennis Hopper, Tom Clancy, Gene Roddenberry and Audrey Hepburn. What do they all have in common? They all left blended families that found themselves in court battling each other over estate issues. These types of…
Rank this Week: 3229

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Sep 1

    [VIDEO] Fight Virginia Reckless Driving Statute

    [VIDEO] Fight Virginia Reckless Driving Statute
    Contact me today so we can go ahead and get started analyzing your case, and seeing what defenses you may have, and what possible outcomes we’d like to get in court. Video Transcription Hello, my name is Andrew Flusche. I’m your…
  • Aug 31

    [VIDEO] Can Your Virginia Shoplifting Case be Dismissed?

    [VIDEO] Can Your Virginia Shoplifting Case be Dismissed?
    Definitely contact a lawyer like myself so you can find out kind of what you’re facing and how the local court does treat these kind of cases, because shoplifting charges are very serious, and you certainly don’t want to have that…
  • Aug 29

    [VIDEO] Will Virginia Shoplifting go Away by Paying The Store?

    [VIDEO] Will Virginia Shoplifting go Away by Paying The Store?
    If you’re charged with shoplifting, definitely contact me so we can discuss your case and how I can help you with it. Video Transcription Hello, my name is Andrew Flusche. I’m your Virginia misdemeanor lawyer. If you’re…
Rank this Week: 4555