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Potter Law Firm Blog

Potter Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.potterestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Jul 2

    Can I Change My Living Trust Beneficiaries?

    Can I Change My Living Trust Beneficiaries?
    Many people become hardwired to the idea that a last will is the only logical estate planning document to use if you are not extraordinarily wealthy. In reality, this is not the case at all. Yes, there are trusts that are used by high net…
  • Jun 22

    How Soon Can I Receive a Social Security Benefit?

    How Soon Can I Receive a Social Security Benefit?
    To be comprehensively prepared for the future, you should carefully consider the different stages of life that you will pass through as you get older. Your retirement plan will certainly address the active years that you have always looked…
  • Jun 16

    What is a Medicaid Trust?

    What is a Medicaid Trust?
    A Medicaid trust is a type of trust that you could use if you want to qualify for Medicaid to pay for long-term care. Though most seniors will qualify for Medicare, the program does not pay for living assistance. Since 70 percent of seniors…
Rank this Week: 2988

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 2

    CLE On National Firearms Act (NFA) Trust

    CLE On National Firearms Act (NFA) Trust
    The Texas Bar Association is presenting a CLE entitled, National Firearms Act (NFA) Trusts, Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 1:00-2:00 pm Central, online. Here is why you should attend: Topics to Include: Professional considerations: business,…
  • Jul 2

    The Future Of Asset Discounts On Family Transfers Is Uncertain

    The Future Of Asset Discounts On Family Transfers Is Uncertain
    The IRS is expected to issue proposed regulations by the end of 2015 that would restrict intra-family transfers that are designed to get valuation discounts. Utilizing discounts on family transfers of closely held business and real estate…
  • Jul 2

    The Difficulties Of Talking About Death

    The Difficulties Of Talking About Death
    Discussing death with loved ones can be both a sad and morbid topic, though it is important because far too many people are not prepared for the process of dying. In this column, Ellen Goodman discusses her own experiences dealing...
Rank this Week: 68

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Jul 2

    A Kings Workers Compensation Lawyer

    A Kings Workers Compensation Lawyer
    “An insurer's duty to defend is broader than its duty to indemnify, such that an insurer may be obligated to defend its insured even if, at the conclusion of an underlying action, it is found to have no obligation to indemnify its…
  • Jun 29

    A Kings Workers Compensation Lawyer

    A Kings Workers Compensation Lawyer
    A Kings Workers Compensation Lawyer said that, in an action to recover damages for personal injury, and a third-party action, inter alia, for a judgment declaring that the third-party defendant Insurance Company is obligated to defend and…
  • Jun 27

    A Kings Premises Liability Lawyer

    A Kings Premises Liability Lawyer
    A Kings Premises Liability Lawyer said that, in an action to recover damages for personal injury, the defendant appeals from a judgment of the Supreme Court, Kings County, dated July 14, 2009, which, upon a jury verdict, is in favor of the…
Rank this Week: 1833

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Jul 2

    Family law for same-sex marriage

    Family law for same-sex marriage
    Two issues have pervaded the internet over the last week or so: gay marriage and the Confederate flag. This blog’s about legal stuff; if I am the one doing the writing, it’s about family-law stuff. Because I am not aware of any…
  • May 18

    What is an Arkansas Probate?

    What is an Arkansas Probate?
    The word “probate” comes from the Latin verb probare, which means “to try, test, prove, or examine.” (H/T to Wikipedia.) This is important for two reasons. First, it illustrates that probate, much like Latin, is…
  • Apr 3

    Putting a face to the “plain language” debate

    Putting a face to the “plain language” debate
    Lawyers should be servants. This is never easy. In fact, it’s usually pretty hard. The billed hour and the adversarial system and the looming cloud of malpractice does not naturally encourage us to be “others-centered.” We…
Rank this Week: 2347

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/
  • Jul 2

    Idaho Elder Law - Is a Reverse Mortgage Right For You?

    Idaho Elder Law - Is a Reverse Mortgage Right For You?
    Homeowners age 62 and older may be tempted by the offers for reverse mortgages as a solution to the financial stresses. The celebrity spokespeople seem so warm and caring and it seems like a simple solution to an overwhelming problem. While…
  • Jun 30

    Idaho Estate Planning - How Much Do You Trust the Government?

    Idaho Estate Planning - How Much Do You Trust the Government?
    If you want the state to determine what happens to your estate when you die all you have to do is - nothing. So it's really a question of which estate plan you prefer, the one you and your family draw up through thoughtful and open discussion…
  • Jun 26

    Idaho Elder Law - Life Estate Can Be a Powerful Planning Tool When Done Correctly

    Idaho Elder Law - Life Estate Can Be a Powerful Planning Tool When Done Correctly
    A life estate gives an individual the right to a home or other real property throughout that person's life.
Rank this Week: 3460

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 2

    SYK Client Couture Cocktails Mixes Up the Manhattan

    SYK Client Couture Cocktails Mixes Up the Manhattan
    Our client, Couture Cocktails, Inc. is producing a line of premium classic bottled cocktails. Watch the Couture Cocktails interview on KOIN about their Straight Up Manhattans! Look for them in your local liquor store. Learn more on…
  • Jul 2

    Valerie Sasaki Promoted to Partner in the Firm

    Valerie Sasaki Promoted to Partner in the Firm
    Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP is pleased to announce that Valerie Sasaki has been promoted to Partner in the firm. Since joining Samuels Yoelin Kantor in 2012, Ms. Sasaki has specialized in jurisdictional tax consulting, business tax and planning…
  • Jun 15

    SYK Business Counsel: Business Succession Planning Before You Open the Door

    SYK Business Counsel: Business Succession Planning Before You Open the Door
    Part of the new SYK Business Counsel Series. On many occasions, I have had the opportunity to act as legal counsel and advisor to business owners that are at the point of “exit” from their business. This may be at a point where…
Rank this Week: 406

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate…

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate Blog

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

http://www.clarkskatoff.com/news-resources/blog/
  • Jul 2

    "Legal Gymnastics" Not Allowed to Re-Write Will After Divorce and Death

    "Legal Gymnastics" Not Allowed to Re-Write Will After Divorce and Death
    Under Florida law, the dissolution or annulment of marriage will invalidate provisions in Wills and Revocable Trusts that affect the former spouse.  The issue arises when married couples draft wills that leave their estates to one…
  • Jul 2

    Due Process Required in Guardianship Proceeding

    Due Process Required in Guardianship Proceeding
    In the recent decision of Zemel v. Zemel, No. 4D14-1858 (Fla. 4th DCA July 1, 2015), the Court held that a non-party to a guardianship proceeding must be afforded due process, which includes sufficient prior notice and a full and fair…
  • Jun 26

    Florida Attorney for Emergency Temporary Guardian Owes Duty of Care to Temporary Ward

    Florida Attorney for Emergency Temporary Guardian Owes Duty of Care to Temporary Ward
    Even though under Florida law there is no lawyer-client relationship between an alleged incapacitated person (AIP) who is a temporary ward and the lawyer for the emergency temporary guardian (ETG), the lawyer for the emergency temporary…
Rank this Week: 961

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/
  • Jul 2

    For Wont of an Estate Plan, the Inheritance was Lost / Overland Park, KS

    For Wont of an Estate Plan, the Inheritance was Lost / Overland Park, KS
    I have seen various statistics over the years regarding the number of adult Americans without even a simple will. The American Bar Association reports the percentage at around 55 percent, Rocket Lawyer about the same, and Lawyers.com is a bit…
  • Jul 1

    Baby Boomers and Their Legacies / Overland Park, KS

    Baby Boomers and Their Legacies / Overland Park, KS
    Baby Boomers are getting older by the day. Yes, I am a master of the obvious. That confessed, it seems Boomers are worried about running out of funds in retirement ... and other things.
  • Jun 30

    The Challenge of Taking Care of Seniors in California / Overland Park, KS

    The Challenge of Taking Care of Seniors in California / Overland Park, KS
    The total population of Kansas is 2.904 million and 6.064 in Missouri. In contrast, the population of those age 65 and older in California is 5.1 million. When you put the numbers into perspective, that is a lot of senior citizens in the…
Rank this Week: 3256

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Jul 2

    What is a Step-Up In Basis?

    What is a Step-Up In Basis?
    When you plan your estate, you may wonder about taxes that may be applicable. There is a federal estate tax, and it carries a $5.34 million exclusion in 2014. If the value of your estate does not exceed this amount, you do not have to worry…
  • Jun 9

    What Is a Third Party Special Needs Trust?

    What Is a Third Party Special Needs Trust?
    You should consider the life situation of the people on your inheritance list when you are planning your estate. If you take the right steps, you can provide for each person in the optimal manner. With this in mind, we will look at…
  • Jun 1

    Who Can Act as Trustee of My Revocable Living Trust?

    Who Can Act as Trustee of My Revocable Living Trust?
    Revocable living trusts are very useful for a wide range of people. You do not have to be rich to benefit from the creation of a revocable living trust. In fact, these trusts do not satisfy the objectives of very wealthy people. One of the…
Rank this Week: 3172

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/
  • Jul 2

    Podcasts and the Law

    Podcasts and the Law
    This is the third post in a series about Internet Law. You can find previous posts in the series here. I listen to podcasts during my commute every day to and from work. A podcast is an audio or video program that is typically…
  • Jun 30

    New Pennsylvania Law on Business Entity Transactions Effective July 1, 2015

    New Pennsylvania Law on Business Entity Transactions Effective July 1, 2015
    New provisions to Pennsylvania law relating to corporations and unincorporated associations will become effective July 1, 2015. The provisions became law on October 22, 2014 via Pennsylvania Act 172. The primary goal of the new law is to…
  • Jun 17

    Time to Start Thinking About Filing an Annual Tax Assessment Appeal

    Time to Start Thinking About Filing an Annual Tax Assessment Appeal
    It is that time again to start thinking about whether you want to file an assessment appeal challenging the assessed value of your real estate.  Property taxes are based on the assessed value of real estate, and the assessed value of the…
Rank this Week: 3618

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Jul 2

    Duties, Rights & Obligations…Oh My! The Heavy Burden of California Trustee

    Duties, Rights & Obligations…Oh My! The Heavy Burden of California Trustee
    If you are a California Trustee, you have a heavy burden in carrying out your duties. Find out more in this video on the rights, obligations, and duties of a California Trustee.… Continue Reading
  • Jun 25

    Top 6 Must Know Facts: How Assets are Titled in California

    Top 6 Must Know Facts: How Assets are Titled in California
    1. Surviving Joint Tenants Don’t Have to Share I have seen it a thousand times, a parent puts one child on title to a bank account or a house to “help manage” that asset.  Well, the law presumes automatically that you…
  • Jun 18

    The Growing Threat: California Financial Elder Abuse

    The Growing Threat: California Financial Elder Abuse
    The growing area of California Financial Abuse; a lot can be learned from real life examples. In this video we describe California Financial Elder Abuse.… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 679

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/
  • Jul 2

    Why Same-Sex Couples Need an Estate Plan

    Why Same-Sex Couples Need an Estate Plan
    We all recognize that married couples have many benefits that unmarried same-sex couples do not have.  Many of these automatic benefits make estate planning much easier.  Since not every couple has the ability to legally marry, and…
  • Jul 2

    Which Business Entity Saves the Most on Taxes?

    Which Business Entity Saves the Most on Taxes?
    Which Business Entity Saves the Most on Taxes? from Deborah Sexton Tax consequences are a primary concern when deciding the type of operating structure a business should have. A common question clients have is, which business entity save the…
  • Jun 29

    Minimizing Taxes With a Business Succession Plan

    Minimizing Taxes With a Business Succession Plan
    All business owners should make a plan for transferring their business.  At some point you may want to retire, or you may just want to be sure that your business continues after your death.  No doubt, you have expended significant…
Rank this Week: 2986

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jul 2

    Can You Retire on $500?

    Can You Retire on $500?
    Think you could retire on $500? Of course not; unfortunately, nearly 30 percent of Americans over the age of 55 have no more than $500 socked away for retirement. It’s alarming, to be sure. This week, we take a look at the facts behind…
  • Jun 30

    What is a Property Guardian?

    What is a Property Guardian?
    Estate planning is never a “one size fits all” proposition; in fact, your estate plan probably looks quite different today than it did when you began. Marriages, new births, divorces, career changes – all of these can change…
  • Jun 25

    When Divorce Interrupts Estate Planning

    When Divorce Interrupts Estate Planning
    Did you know that divorce rates for those over the age of 50 more than doubled between 1990 and 2010? This means that one in 25 couples in this age group are divorcing at a time in their lives when they likely never dreamed possible. It also…
Rank this Week: 2660

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/
  • Jul 2

    In Terrorem Clause

    In Terrorem Clause
    The objective of an in terrorem clause is to restrict a bequest made in a will, by prohibiting litigating issues relating to the will.  If a lawsuit is pursued, the testator’s wish is that the gift not be made.  While some…
  • Jul 1

    Happy Canada Day!

    Happy Canada Day!
    Canada Day is the day on which we celebrate Confederation—when the United Province of Canada [(formerly) Upper Canada and Lower Canada] joined the colonies of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia to become a new nation, the Dominion of Canada.…
  • Jun 30

    Payment by Mistake of Fact

    Payment by Mistake of Fact
    There are few court decisions dealing with the issue of payment by mistake of fact.   However, this may be in part because there is settled law for the proposition that when a beneficiary receives an inheritance by mistake he/she is…
Rank this Week: 123

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jul 1

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. Stephen Hawking
  • Jul 1

    Celebrity Estate Planning Mistakes – Not Planning

    Celebrity Estate Planning Mistakes – Not Planning
    One would assume that celebrities who, typically, have valuable estates would have a well thought out estate plan in place. Of course, we all know what they say about making assumptions as well. Consider these celebrities whose estate…
  • Jun 30

    Texas History – Do You Know Who Drew the First Topographical Map of Texas?

    Texas History – Do You Know Who Drew the First Topographical Map of Texas?
    Gail Borden, Jr. received his only formal schooling in Indiana during 1816 and 1817, learning the art of surveying. In 1822, Borden set out with his brother, Thomas, originally intending to move to New Orleans but instead, somehow ended up in…
Rank this Week: 3085

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
  • Jul 1

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    The 4th of July weekend is the number one weekend for auto accidents of all year.   The summer weather with extra daylight hours fools us into staying longer, and enjoying a few extra drinks. The fact that most of the cookouts and…
  • Jun 23

    Community Advocate Attorney

    Community Advocate Attorney
    It is summer, and around Northern Kentucky, that means many of the local churches and private schools will be having fundraisers. These fundraisers usually take the form of festivals. The festivals offer food, fun, and community. However,…
  • Jun 17

    Business Startup Attorneys in Ft. Thoma

    Business Startup Attorneys in Ft. Thoma
    You are talented, you are ambitious, and you have a ton of energy. These are all great since you want to start your own business. The advice sites on the web give all sorts of information on what to do and occasionally they suggest how you…
Rank this Week: 3139

Arizona Senior Law Blog

Arizona Senior Law Blog

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

http://www.arizonaseniorlaw.com/news/
  • Jul 1

    How to Prepare for Long-term Care

    How to Prepare for Long-term Care
    Question: I am 55 years old and I have spent the past year helping my father transition into an assisted living community. The process has been difficult, not to mention expensive. Along the way, I learned about the Arizona Long Term Care…
  • Jun 3

    Staying In-network for Long-term Care

    Staying In-network for Long-term Care
    Question: I filed an Arizona Long Term Care System application for my wife nearly a year ago, and I have had a horrible time trying to manage and understand the process on my own. After many months of working on this process, I am now being…
  • May 20

    State Pension Can Trim Security Pay

    State Pension Can Trim Security Pay
    Question: What are the rules that regulate when your Social Security check will be reduced because you also receive a state pension? The post State Pension Can Trim Security Pay appeared first on JacksonWhite Elder Law Attorneys.
Rank this Week: 3025

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

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

    [VIDEO] Fight Searches Based on Odor of Marijuana

    [VIDEO] Fight Searches Based on Odor of Marijuana
    One of the main questions that comes up in a lot of marijuana cases that I defend is that the officer claims they smell the odor of marijuana, and that’s what gives them the right to search. Can you fight that kind of a search? Well,…
  • Jun 30

    Can the Handheld Breath Test be Used Against You in Court?

    Can the Handheld Breath Test be Used Against You in Court?
    There’s three steps for DUI which I explain when you contact my office and we will analyze your case together. One question is does the officer have a good reason to arrest you. That’s where the hand held breath test comes in. If…
  • Jun 26

    Is Cruise Control a Defense for Virginia Reckless Driving?

    Is Cruise Control a Defense for Virginia Reckless Driving?
    No. Virginia requires that you are in control of your vehicle and you can be punished for whatever you do behind the wheel, however you’re controlling it. The simple fact that you had cruise control set when you are accused of reckless…
Rank this Week: 1174

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/
  • Jul 1

    Canada Day is also a day of memorial in Newfoundland and Labrador

    Canada Day is also a day of memorial in Newfoundland and Labrador
    Today, July 1st is Canada Day. Here in my home province of Newfoundland and Labrador, it's also a day of remembrance for all of the brave, young men of Newfoundland who were killed at the Battle of the Somme in Beaumont-Hamel, France. On…
  • Jun 30

    Three years after getting a Clearance Certificate, an executor is notified of an unpaid bill. Now what?

    Three years after getting a Clearance Certificate, an executor is notified of an unpaid bill. Now what?
    An executor gets a letter three years after an estate is concluded, telling her that there is an unpaid bill. The executor no longer has records of what she paid. What does she do now? A reader recently asked me about this issue. Her letter…
  • Jun 28

    We're applying to be administrators of an estate. Do we need a lawyer?

    We're applying to be administrators of an estate. Do we need a lawyer?
    I received an interesting question recently from a reader asking about applying for letters of administration. Anyone out there who is in a similar position should take a look at the following question and answer: "My husband's uncle…
Rank this Week: 337

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: 3897

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
  • Jul 1

    Estate Planning for Alzheimer’

    Estate Planning for Alzheimer’
      I was recently reminded that incapacity is something that can happen at any age. Someone I know was diagnosed with early onset of Alzheimer’s disease at just 47 years of age. A new client has also been diagnosed with…
  • Jun 23

    Can Stepchildren Force a Surviving Spouse to Sell Homestead Property?

    Can Stepchildren Force a Surviving Spouse to Sell Homestead Property?
    The death of a spouse can be complicated in blended families, especially if the deceased spouse’s children are not bonded with their stepparent. Problems often arise in cases of intestacy, when Texas statutes dictate how property will…
  • Jun 17

    Is an Executor Required to be a US Citizen?

    Is an Executor Required to be a US Citizen?
    I recently received a phone call from someone whose wife was not a US Citizen. The caller wondered whether his wife could nevertheless serve as an executor of his Will. There is no statutory restriction in Texas that prevents a non-citizen…
Rank this Week: 3590

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
  • Jul 1

    What’s NOT Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?

    What’s NOT Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?
    The attorney-client privilege (Evid C §§950–962) protects a client from disclosure of confidential communications between attorney and client. But not every communication between attorney and client is protected. Do you know…
  • Jun 29

    First Case Under RULLCA Highlights Important New Remedy

    First Case Under RULLCA Highlights Important New Remedy
    The following is a guest blog post by Michael J. Thomas, a solo practitioner and founder of Creative Vision Legal, a Bay Area law firm offering legal services tailored to artists, musicians, and small business owners.  Finally,…
  • Jun 26

    2 Reasons to Go for Defendant’s Default

    2 Reasons to Go for Defendant’s Default
    A default occurs when a defendant served with a complaint doesn’t file the appropriate response within the time allowed. CCP §§585–586. After a defendant is in default, a plaintiff may file a request for entry of default…
Rank this Week: 3170

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 948

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/
  • Jul 1

    What is a GRAT?

    What is a GRAT?
    A GRAT is a Grantor Retained Annuity Trust and is a special type of irrevocable trust that allows the settlor, or trust maker, to transfer assets to this trust and receive an annual annuity payment for a certain amount of years. When the term…
  • Jun 30

    How to terminate a rental agreement in Florida

    How to terminate a rental agreement in Florida
    If a tenant does not pay rent in Florida, a landlord can evict the tenant if he or she follows the correct procedures as defined in the Florida statutes. Florida law no longer allows “self-help” evictions, which few states…
  • Jun 30

    Funding a trust with out of state property

    Funding a trust with out of state property
        A living trust, revocable trust, or asset protection trust can be a great estate planning tool that offers a number of benefits, such as allowing assets to pass to beneficiaries without going through probate and avoid the claims…
Rank this Week: 1114

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Jul 1

    Same-Sex Marriage Goes National

    Same-Sex Marriage Goes National
    On June 26, 2015, in a 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court held that there is a fundamental Constitutional right to marry which includes same-sex couples. The Court also held that same-sex marriages performed in one…
  • Jun 29

    Turning Cancellations into Client

    Turning Cancellations into Client
    If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me the best way to handle appointment cancellation calls, I’d be a rich woman. So, I thought I’d take this opportunity to talk about some tried and true ways to handle the inevitable.…
  • Jun 26

    You Asked, We Listened: Top 9 FAQ About the Academy’s Strategic Planning Webinar

    You Asked, We Listened: Top 9 FAQ About the Academy’s Strategic Planning Webinar
    As we get closer to the Academy’s Strategic Planning webinar on July 16 at 2pm PT (5pm ET), I have received quite a few questions about what you can expect from this webinar. I’m here to answer all your questions! I’m not an…
Rank this Week: 1326

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jul 1

    What Same-Sex Couples Should Know About Estate Planning in Florida

    What Same-Sex Couples Should Know About Estate Planning in Florida
    Earlier this year, Florida became the 36th state to legalize same-sex marriage, which was undoubtedly a monumental event for many South Florida residents. Up until then, gay and lesbian couples who wanted the benefit of marriage, but were…
  • Jun 30

    What Same-Sex Couples Should Know About Estate Planning in Florida

    What Same-Sex Couples Should Know About Estate Planning in Florida
    Earlier this year, Florida became the 36th state to legalize same-sex marriage, which was undoubtedly a monumental event for many South Florida residents. Up until then, gay and lesbian couples who wanted the benefit of marriage, but were…
  • Jun 21

    May I disinherit my spouse?

    May I disinherit my spouse?
    “For better or for worse.” These are the traditional words that our society associates with wedding vows, indicating that the two individuals marrying each other are making a commitment to each other in good times and in bad…
Rank this Week: 4692

The Estate Planning and Wealth…

The Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation Blog for Trusted Advisors

Covers asset protection, estate and gift tax, and wills and trusts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://estateplanning.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 1

    New IRS Procedure for Estate Tax Closing Letter

    New IRS Procedure for Estate Tax Closing Letter
    The IRS has established a new procedure for issuing estate tax closing letters.  For all federal estate tax returns filed on or after June 1, 2015, estate tax closing letters will be issued only upon request by the taxpayer.  They…
  • Jun 30

    Israel Tax Authority Extends Deadline for Registration of U.S. Trusts with Israeli Beneficiarie

    Israel Tax Authority Extends Deadline for Registration of U.S. Trusts with Israeli Beneficiarie
    The Israel Tax Authority announced yesterday that the deadline for registration of Family Trusts (sometimes referred to as Relatives Trusts), which are trusts created by a living U.S. grantor for the benefit of at least one Israeli resident…
  • May 6

    Mikel: The Tax Court’s Latest Word on Crummey Power

    Mikel: The Tax Court’s Latest Word on Crummey Power
    The Tax Court recently issued a memorandum decision in the case of Israel and Erna Mikel providing guidance on the efficacy of Crummey withdrawal rights in a unique fact pattern. In 2007, Israel and Erna Mikel each made gifts valued at…
Rank this Week: 2503

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    Medi-Cal FAQs: Will the Government Take My Home?

    Medi-Cal FAQs: Will the Government Take My Home?
    Medi-Cal is California’s version of the Medicaid program that is in place around the country. The program is jointly administered by the federal government along with the state of California. Most people are aware of the fact that…
  • Jun 28

    Why Is a Living Trust Better Than a Power of Attorney?

    Why Is a Living Trust Better Than a Power of Attorney?
    Everyone is aware of the fact that you have to take care of things that will happen after you pass away when you plan your estate. At the same time, you should also think about the period of time that would logically precede your passing.…
  • Jun 26

    What Is the Difference Between an Inheritance Tax and an Estate Tax?

    What Is the Difference Between an Inheritance Tax and an Estate Tax?
    You should educate yourself about taxation when you are devising your estate plan. People sometimes have misconceptions, and we will provide clarity in this blog post. Federal Estate Tax There is an estate tax on the federal level. We…
Rank this Week: 3123

Nevada Trust Reporter

Nevada Trust Reporter

Features commentary on trust law and asset protection. By Provident Trust Group, LLC.

http://blog.trustprovident.com/
  • Jun 30

    Choosing the Right Solo 401(k) Plan for Your Busine

    Choosing the Right Solo 401(k) Plan for Your Busine
    With a wide range of investment opportunities, educate yourself with all the different investment options available for you and your business. Financial institutions choose to invest into the Solo 401(k) plan for the opportunities the plan…
  • Jun 23

    Top 10 Reasons to Self-Direct Your Retirement

    Top 10 Reasons to Self-Direct Your Retirement
    In a self-directed IRA, you as the account owner can make all investment decisions on behalf of the retirement plan. A qualified custodian, such as Provident Trust Group, holds the investments owned by your IRA. We also handle the…
  • Jun 4

    What Our New Look Means to Us!

    What Our New Look Means to Us!
    Did you know we have a new look? We created a subtle but dramatic change. This redesign marks a fresh chapter in our company’s life. The new logo is unique and original and it displays simplicity. It is a season of positive change…
Rank this Week: 4615

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/
  • Jun 30

    Supreme Court upholds Obamacare: Good news for parents of special needs children

    Supreme Court upholds Obamacare: Good news for parents of special needs children
    On June 25 the Supreme Court rejected the last judicial challenge to the Affordable Care Act. Parents of special needs children are breathing a sigh of relief, because the law prevents insurance companies from denying coverage to their…
  • Jun 26

    Good reverse mortgage news, but caution still advised

    Good reverse mortgage news, but caution still advised
    In my September 2014 post I shared the good news: When the borrower of a HECM reverse mortgage passed away, the non-borrower spouse would no longer be required to pay off the loan in full. This eliminated the threat of foreclosure for…
  • Jun 22

    Couple's estate plan left everything to America - a Fourth of July story

    Couple's estate plan left everything to America - a Fourth of July story
    With Independence Day around the corner, it's fitting to pass along this article I recently read. The story's central figure did not give his life for America, but evidently, felt American gave life to him. Peter Petrasek fled Nazi-occupied…
Rank this Week: 3933

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers wills & trusts, probate and conservatorships. By Ginzburg & Bronshteyn LLP.

http://www.losangelesprobatelitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    California Law Provides Ways to Amend or Revoke an Irrevocable Trust

    California Law Provides Ways to Amend or Revoke an Irrevocable Trust
    At Ginzburg & Bronshteyn, LLP we are dedicated to providing efficient, effective, and affordable solutions to clients involved in conservatorship cases, trust and estate disputes, as well as other types of family law issues. We are here…
  • Jun 3

    Trusts and Estates Section Presents A View From the Bench

    Trusts and Estates Section Presents A View From the Bench
    We are looking forward to attending the annual Los Angeles County Bar Association View From the Bench lunch. This year’s program will include a “State of the Court” address by the Hon. Maria E. Stratton and “Top…
  • May 29

    Yasha Bronshteyn Receives Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell®

    Yasha Bronshteyn Receives Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell®
    Just this month Ginzburg & Bronshteyn, LLP partner Yasha Bronshteyn, was given an “AV” rating from his peers, which means that he was deemed to have very high professional ethics and preeminent legal ability. Only lawyers with…
Rank this Week: 1665

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

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

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Probate of a Will in NJ

    Probate of a Will in NJ
  • Jun 22

    NJSA 3B:13-19. Direction of court for expenditure required; investment

    NJSA 3B:13-19. Direction of court for expenditure required; investment
    3B:13-19.  Direction of court for expenditure required;  investment     The guardian shall not expend any portion of the personal property received  from any source other than the United States Government, except…
  • Jun 22

    NJSA 3B:13-17. Compensation of guardian

    NJSA 3B:13-17. Compensation of guardian
    3B:13-17.  Compensation of guardian    Compensation payable to a guardian shall not exceed 5% of the income of the  ward during any year.    For extraordinary services rendered by the guardian, the…
Rank this Week: 4153

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    Do I need to include my personal belongings in my Will?

    Do I need to include my personal belongings in my Will?
    A critical aspect of any estate plan is the decision of how your tangible personal property will be distributed when you die.  What exactly is tangible personal property?  It’s your “stuff.” Examples include your…
  • Jun 23

    Asset Protection 101

    Asset Protection 101
    There are three kinds of people.  Those that watch things happen.  Those that make things happen.  And those that wonder what happened.   If you find yourself thinking, “We don’t have enough to protect”,…
  • Jun 16

    You have an estate plan, now what?

    You have an estate plan, now what?
    You have spent hours working with your estate planning attorney to personalize your estate plan and make sure that your future is on the right path. You’ve crossed the T’s and dotted the I’s and all of your estate planning…
Rank this Week: 2548

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Jun 30

    Seller Defaults on a Residential Sales Contract in Florida

    Seller Defaults on a Residential Sales Contract in Florida
    What happens when a seller defaults on a real estate contract? It is true that in many residential real estate transactions, it is the buyer that has second thoughts about buying that home or condo and tries to find a way to back out of the…
  • Jun 23

    Closing on Florida Real Estate: Seller’s Documents at Closing

    Closing on Florida Real Estate: Seller’s Documents at Closing
    Selling your home or condo here in South Florida means marketing your residential property either by yourself (”For Sale by Owner”) or through a real estate broker to find a buyer who has the financial means (cash or mortgage…
  • Jun 16

    5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT FLORIDA CLOSINGS

    5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT FLORIDA CLOSINGS
    Here in South Florida, closings on residential real estate happen all the time: condos are purchased for retirement homes and investment rentals; homes in neighborhoods like East Coconut Grove, Brickell, and Palm Beach are sold to families…
Rank this Week: 5082

John R. Vermillion & Associates,…

John R. Vermillion & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.vermillionlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    Why Would Someone Avoid Probate?

    Why Would Someone Avoid Probate?
    The process of estate planning is often whittled down to the creation of a last will. This is a shortsighted viewpoint, because there are other options, and a last will might not be the best choice. Many people do not understand the fact that…
  • Jun 27

    Can a Living Trust Provide Spendthrift Protections?

    Can a Living Trust Provide Spendthrift Protections?
    A living trust is an estate planning tool that can provide numerous different benefits that you would not receive if you use a last will as the centerpiece of your estate plan. For one thing, if you use a will, you would be leaving lump sum…
  • Jun 25

    Aging Parents and Nursing Home Cost

    Aging Parents and Nursing Home Cost
    Nursing home costs can be a source of concern if you are an adult with parents who are getting on in years. In fact, the majority of elders will someday need help with their activities of daily living, and it is very expensive. The median…
Rank this Week: 2981

Philadelphia Estate and Tax…

Philadelphia Estate and Tax Attorney Blog

Focuses on income, estate and gift tax matters, estate planning and probate administration. By Steven J. Fromm.

http://frommtaxes.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2920

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Jun 30

    Estate Planning FAQs: What Happens if I’m Single When I Die?

    Estate Planning FAQs: What Happens if I’m Single When I Die?
    When it comes to estate planning, exactly what happens after you die is entirely up to you, and this is true if you are single or if you are married. If you are proactive about the implementation of a custom crafted estate plan, things will…
  • Jun 29

    What Is The Minnesota Annual Gift Tax Exclusion

    What Is The Minnesota Annual Gift Tax Exclusion
    What Is The Minnesota Annual Gift Tax Exclusion from Raymond German If your estate is going to be exposed to taxation, you could use your annual gift tax exclusion to transfer assets tax-free each year. Learn more about Minnesota annual…
  • Jun 25

    How Does a Power of Attorney End or Terminate?

    How Does a Power of Attorney End or Terminate?
    A power of attorney is a document that you utilize to name another individual who would be able to make legally binding decisions on your behalf. We practice in the elder law realm, and in our area of the law, durable powers of attorney are…
Rank this Week: 2995

Walker Lambe

Walker Lambe

Covers North Carolina elder law and estate planning.

http://www.organizeyourassets.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    What Is A North Carolina Special Needs Trust?

    What Is A North Carolina Special Needs Trust?
    What Is A North Carolina Special Needs Trust? from Mark Costley The trustee can use the assets in the trust to provide for the supplemental needs of the beneficiary. These would be needs that the government benefits do not…
  • Jun 24

    Is North Carolina Medicaid Only For the Poor?

    Is North Carolina Medicaid Only For the Poor?
    Is North Carolina Medicaid Only For the Poor? from Mark Costley Medicare does not pay for long-term care, but Medicaid will assist with these costs Because of this, many elders who were never poor ultimately seek Medicaid…
  • Jun 19

    What Is A North Carolina Elder Law Attorney?

    What Is A North Carolina Elder Law Attorney?
    What Is A North Carolina Elder Law Attorney? from Mark Costley Medicare will not pay for long-term care, but Medicaid will assist with these costs. In fact, Medicaid pays for most of the long-term care that is received by seniors. Learn…
Rank this Week: 2122

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.guntrustlawyer.com/
  • Jun 29

    Can I carry a concealed firearm to church?

    Can I carry a concealed firearm to church?
    With the recent church shooting in Charleston, our office has received many questions asking if it is legal to carry a concealed weapon to church with a CWL, or concealed weapons license. Currently, there are no laws in Florida that forbid…
  • Jun 23

    Vermont (VA) What NFA Firearms can I own?

    Vermont (VA) What NFA Firearms can I own?
    There are several type of Title II Firearms sold by Class 3 FFLs that are restricted by the National Firearms Act. Each state can impose additional restrictions on the sale, purchase, and transfer of Title II or NFA firearms in addition to…
  • Jun 23

    Suppressor Legal to purchase in Vermont beginning July 2, 2015

    Suppressor Legal to purchase in Vermont beginning July 2, 2015
    Vermont has officially become the 41St State to legalize suppressors when Governor Peter Shumlin signed the H. 5 bill last week. The new law will go into effect on July 2ND, and was the culmination of local Vermont republicans, the American…
Rank this Week: 4391

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

Covers Florida real estate law, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, estate planning and family law.

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    The Fine Line Between Success and Bankruptcy

    The Fine Line Between Success and Bankruptcy
    The beginning of any new startup company is an optimistic time. After the fundraising, vision-creating, and product building, any founder or team member would hope that things would go smoothly from then on. However this is not always the…
  • Jun 15

    Supreme Court Ruling – The Decision-Making Power of Bankruptcy Judge

    Supreme Court Ruling – The Decision-Making Power of Bankruptcy Judge
    In May of 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that bankruptcy judges have the power of final judgments in certain legal disputes that arise from bankruptcy proceedings. This will boost the power of the Bankruptcy Court system. A Question of…
  • May 19

    Too Poor To File For Bankruptcy?

    Too Poor To File For Bankruptcy?
    In the past, people who were struggling financially had the option of filing for bankruptcy under Chapter 7. While this option still exists, the increased costs of filing for bankruptcy has effectively removed this option from truly poor…
Rank this Week: 3000

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

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

http://www.lhllaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    Filing for Bankruptcy in Oklahoma: Pros and Con

    Filing for Bankruptcy in Oklahoma: Pros and Con
    Filing for bankruptcy is a viable financial strategy for individuals who have recently experienced a significant change in income and are having trouble making ends meet. Filing for bankruptcy is like taking off a Band-Aid; the quicker you do…
  • Jun 9

    New Oklahoma House Bill 1965 Brings Changes to Texting and Driving Law

    New Oklahoma House Bill 1965 Brings Changes to Texting and Driving Law
    On November 1st, new changes will go into effect regarding Oklahoma’s texting while driving laws, and this article highlights the incoming changes and other information you need to know before the bill becomes law. Legal Changes…
  • Jun 2

    Oklahoma Motorcycle Laws [Infographic]

    Oklahoma Motorcycle Laws [Infographic]
    Read more on our Oklahoma Motorcycle Laws FAQ blog! The post Oklahoma Motorcycle Laws [Infographic] appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 1346

PVW Estate Planning, Business…

PVW Estate Planning, Business Succession Planning & Asset Protection Planning Blog

Covers current issues affecting and strategies regarding estate, business succession, and asset protection planning. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwestateplanning.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1012

Estate Planning Attorney Blog

Estate Planning Attorney Blog

Covers probate, estate planning, business formation and business law. By Deemer Law Group, P.C.

http://www.estateplanningattorney-blog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Asset Protection (Part 2)

    Asset Protection (Part 2)
    In Part 1, we started discussing automobile insurance to protect your assets from an accident vehicles.  Now we will flip the coin and explore how higher limits on your automobile policy also provides better protection for you and your…
  • Jun 22

    Asset Protection (Part 1)

    Asset Protection (Part 1)
    People try not to think about the risks and dangers in life, and their risk of losing their assets.  There are many things that can happen that would put your assets at risk, many of which can be caused by others through no fault of your…
  • May 31

    Power of Attorney / Certificate of Trust

    Power of Attorney / Certificate of Trust
    After you establish an estate plan, you will likely have two documents that others may need to rely on.  The first is the Power of Attorney and the second is a Certificate of Trust.  Both of these documents need to be relied upon by…
Rank this Week: 3118

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

Covers corporate trustees, compensation disputes, contested guardianship proceedings, creditors' claims, homestead litigation, will construction litigation, and trust and estates litigation. By Juan C. Antunez.

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 437

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/
Rank this Week: 4061