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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Dec 7

    Widow Sues Over Husband's Death Due to Emotional Distre

    Widow Sues Over Husband's Death Due to Emotional Distre
    A widow is suing an Orlando Walgreens, alleging that the store held her husband captive and made him clean the store’s bathroom. She claims that the humiliation caused emotional distress that led to death of her husband. The lawsuit does...
  • Dec 7

    Article on Doctrines of Reimbursement, Contribution & Subrogation

    Article on Doctrines of Reimbursement, Contribution & Subrogation
    Brian D. Hulse recently published an Article entitled, After the Guarantor Pays: The Uncertain Equitable Doctrines of Reimbursement, Contribution, and Subrogation, 51 Real Prop. Tr. & Est. L.J. 41 (2016). Provided below is a synopsis of…
  • Dec 6

    Article on Intellectual Property Dimensions of Real Property

    Article on Intellectual Property Dimensions of Real Property
    Michael N. Widener recently published an Article entitled, Brand: Modern Realty Transfers' Iconic Dimension, 51 Real Property, Trust & Estate L.J. 23 (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: Any real estate project branded…
Rank this Week: 62

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/
  • Dec 7

    Who is Responsible for the Debts of My Parents When They are Gone?

    Who is Responsible for the Debts of My Parents When They are Gone?
     This is an article from the law firm of Horn & Johnsen SC (http://hornjohnsen.com/) in Madison, Wisconsin, that we thought others may find helpful. Over the years, I have received many questions from clients and others regarding…
  • Nov 30

    Financial Planning After the Wedding

    Financial Planning After the Wedding
    This is an article from the law office of Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. (http://www.wealth-counselors.com/) in Reno, Nevada, that we thought others may find helpful. Weddings are very memorable events – full of anticipation and lots…
  • Nov 30

    Four Ways Your Property Transfers After You Die

    Four Ways Your Property Transfers After You Die
    This is an article from the Law Offices of Cheryl David (http://www.cheryldavid.com/) in Greensboro, North Carolina, that we thought others may find helpful. When most people think about estate planning, what they think about is transferring…
Rank this Week: 1211

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/
  • Dec 7

    The Cost of Long Term Care Continues To Rise

    The Cost of Long Term Care Continues To Rise
    What many of our clients do not realize is that long-term health care is expensive, and will only get more expensive with time.  Many people are shocked when they learn about the actual costs of long-term health and feel helpless because…
  • Dec 7

    Homestead Protection In Florida

    Homestead Protection In Florida
    Florida’s homestead protections are renown throughout the country for the great homestead protection laws that protect state residents.  These laws are found in Florida’s Constitution and offer key protection in three…
  • Dec 1

    Does a Revocable Trust Allow My Assets to Pass Outside of Probate Automatically?

    Does a Revocable Trust Allow My Assets to Pass Outside of Probate Automatically?
    One of the best tools estate planning attorneys in Jacksonville utilize for their clients is the Florida revocable trust. The revocable trust is also known as a living trust.  A revocable trust has many benefits including the ability to…
Rank this Week: 546

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
  • Dec 7

    Service of Process via Twitter?

    Service of Process via Twitter?
    For a judgment to be entitled to full faith and credit, the defendant must be served in a way that’s reasonably calculated to give actual notice of the proceedings and an opportunity to be heard. Milliken v Meyer (1940) 311 US 457, 463.…
  • Dec 5

    Where to Start on Response to an Administrative Action

    Where to Start on Response to an Administrative Action
    Your client is the subject of an agency investigation, accusation, or statement of issues on a license, benefit, or other matter. The timeline for filing your response is typically short, so you’ll have to move fast. Here are the first…
  • Dec 2

    4 Tips to Get the Jury Excited About Your Expert

    4 Tips to Get the Jury Excited About Your Expert
    Don’t treat the qualification of your expert as a mere formality. The expert’s qualifications should convince jurors that they’re fortunate to have someone as qualified as the expert to assist them in deciding the case and…
Rank this Week: 753

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/
  • Dec 7

    Job Opening for Lawyer in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

    Job Opening for Lawyer in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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  • Dec 1

    Federal Estate Tax Exclusion Increases. Will this tax survive 2017?

    Federal Estate Tax Exclusion Increases. Will this tax survive 2017?
    The IRS has released the annual inflation adjustment amounts and tax rate schedules that will apply in 2017. Included are the new gift and estate tax exclusion amounts for 2017. The new inflation adjusted numbers are available in…
  • Nov 25

    New Law Addresses Tenant “Death Penalty”

    New Law Addresses Tenant “Death Penalty”
    Pennsylvania's Governor Wolf has signed a new law intended to protect the estates of renters who die during the term of a residential lease. The law is Act 116 of 2016 (HB 447).   It is not unusual for a residential tenant who has a full…
Rank this Week: 829

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Dec 6

    Under a Power of Attorney Can an Agent Make Gifts on Your Behalf?

    Under a Power of Attorney Can an Agent Make Gifts on Your Behalf?
    A power of attorney is a commonly used legal document, often included in a comprehensive estate plan. When used properly, a power of attorney, or POA, can be a beneficial addition to your estate plan. Unfortunately, people often execute a POA…
  • Nov 29

    Can I Stay in My Home If I Get Sick?

    Can I Stay in My Home If I Get Sick?
    Despite some amazing advances in science and medicine over the past century, a way to stop the natural aging process has yet to be discovered. This means that all of us will eventually succumb to the physical and mental signs of aging. As a…
  • Nov 22

    How Much Does Guardianship Cost in Texas?

    How Much Does Guardianship Cost in Texas?
    If you have a parent, or other elderly loved one, who has reached the point where you are concerned that he or she cannot safely live alone and/or make important decisions without assistance it may be time for you to consider petitioning to…
Rank this Week: 2720

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/
Rank this Week: 1824

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: 4949

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/
  • Dec 6

    Portability and Second Marriage

    Portability and Second Marriage
    by Matthew M. Shafae and Justin M. Kennedy, Attorneys Law Office of Roy W. Litherland A lot of estate planning hypothetical situations involve the spouse dying, and the survivor getting hitched with some nefarious predator who is only after…
  • Nov 21

    Join Us for Our Last Two Free Living Trust Seminars of 2016

    Join Us for Our Last Two Free Living Trust Seminars of 2016
    If you do not have an estate plan – or if your estate plan consists only of a basic will – you may not be adequately protecting your family against probate and estate taxes. Without proper planning, your family could lose a large…
  • Nov 9

    Keeping it Safe on the Road (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    Keeping it Safe on the Road (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    Most people agree that driving is one of the keys to independence. However, new driving challenges arise as you age. Arthritis can make flexing and twisting painful and weakened muscles make it harder to grip. Aging also affects vision,…
Rank this Week: 798

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeestatelawblog.com/
  • Dec 6

    The Holidays are a Great Time to Get Your Estate Plan in Order

    The Holidays are a Great Time to Get Your Estate Plan in Order
    Are you one of the 55% of American adults who do not have a Last Will and Testament in place? Or did you prepare yours years ago and need to revisit your estate plan? If so, the holidays can be a great time to get your affairs in order. The…
  • Nov 11

    How Do I Protect Copyrights Through Estate Planning?

    How Do I Protect Copyrights Through Estate Planning?
    A Last Will and Testament is, of course, important to make sure that, after you pass away, your assets are distributed according to your wishes. But an important and often overlooked element of a proper estate plan is identifying those…
  • Oct 27

    Do I Need an Estate Planning Review by a Tennessee Attorney?

    Do I Need an Estate Planning Review by a Tennessee Attorney?
    Often a client seeking to have a will prepared will think they are distributing their assets equally among their children, for example, only to learn after a thorough estate planning review, that is not the case. Your will may prescribe that…
Rank this Week: 2595

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/
  • Dec 6

    IP Law Basics Part 4 – Copyright

    IP Law Basics Part 4 – Copyright
    This is the final installment of a four-part series on the basics of intellectual property law. The goal of this series is to provide individuals and business owners with a primer on the different types of intellectual property in the United…
  • Dec 2

    IP Law Basics Part 3 – Trademark

    IP Law Basics Part 3 – Trademark
    This is part three of a four-part series on the basics of intellectual property law. The goal of this series is to provide individuals and business owners with a primer on the different types of intellectual property in the United States,…
  • Nov 30

    IP Law Basics Part 2 – Patents and Trade Secret

    IP Law Basics Part 2 – Patents and Trade Secret
    This is part two of a four-part series on the basics of intellectual property law. The goal of this series is to provide individuals and business owners with a primer on the different types of intellectual property in the United States,…
Rank this Week: 4765

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: 3615

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 6

    Issues Faced by New Jersey Solid Waste Hauler

    Issues Faced by New Jersey Solid Waste Hauler
    The transportation and disposal of solid waste in New Jersey is a heavily regulated industry.  The statutory and regulatory framework of New Jersey sold waste law is complex.  Attorneys from our firm have significant experience…
  • Dec 3

    New Jersey’s Civil Service Appeal

    New Jersey’s Civil Service Appeal
    Our employment law attorneys represent government employees in New Jersey Civil Service appeals. One of the most criticized but least understood areas of New Jersey employment law is the Civil Service System.  Employers complain that New…
  • Dec 1

    New Jersey Formation: Choosing the Optimal Structure: LLC or S Corporation?

    New Jersey Formation: Choosing the Optimal Structure: LLC or S Corporation?
    It is important to consider certain essential factors when choosing which type of business entity for your new business.  In order to reach your goals and find the best fit for your company, you should consider protection from liability,…
Rank this Week: 3656

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/
  • Dec 6

    The Charitable Estate: Qualified Funds While During Your Lifetime

    The Charitable Estate: Qualified Funds While During Your Lifetime
    Charitable contributions and gifts make up a large aspect of many estates. As with everything, there is a right way to give and a wrong way to give. Planning can help ensure that your gift is properly funded and distributed according to your…
  • Dec 3

    Tax Identification Numbers For Trust

    Tax Identification Numbers For Trust
    Trusts are common estate planning tools in which a person can transfer ownership of assets to the trust. While this person is alive, they retain control over the assets in their life. Upon their death, the assets are distributed to the…
  • Nov 30

    Here Comes the Estate Plan – Estate Planning For Newlywed

    Here Comes the Estate Plan – Estate Planning For Newlywed
    Newly married couples are embarking on a whole new life together. This new life comes with a number of changes. It is important to consider your estate planning as you begin your life together. Creating an estate plan that works for both you…
Rank this Week: 709

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

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

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Dec 6

    Missouri Preneed Seller Records: Existing Insurance Policie

    Missouri Preneed Seller Records: Existing Insurance Policie
    We anticipate that the following section of the Missouri record keeping proposal is directed at the situation where consumers assign an existing insurance policy to the funeral home: All information obtained or possessed by the seller related…
  • Dec 3

    Missouri Seller Preneed Records: Cancellation

    Missouri Seller Preneed Records: Cancellation
    With regard to preneed contracts that are canceled, Missouri preneed sellers are being requested to retain the following documents:  (1)       All records providing any sort of notice to the seller of the…
  • Dec 1

    Missouri Preneed Records: Keep Your Bank Records and Insurance Record

    Missouri Preneed Records: Keep Your Bank Records and Insurance Record
    The next section of the Missouri preneed seller records rule would require funeral homes to retain copies of the periodic statements provided by banks, trustees and insurance companies: Copies of account statements for joint accounts, trust…
Rank this Week: 1420

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
  • Dec 6

    FESSLER, SCHNEIDER, & GRIMME FAMILY ISSUE ATTORNEYS IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY

    FESSLER, SCHNEIDER, &amp; GRIMME FAMILY ISSUE ATTORNEYS IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY
    It is quickly becoming the holiday season with more parties and events than anyone can attend.  In fact, the surface of our lives begins to look like a whirlwind of fun and activity.  Potentially, this whirlwind is a cover for…
  • Nov 14

    DUI Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    DUI Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    The party was fun and you drank more than you intended.   You drove and were stopped for DWI or DUI.  You should not attempt to defend yourself.  The legal ramifications extend beyond a fine and drivers’ education…
  • Oct 27

    Personal Injury Attorneys Covering You

    Personal Injury Attorneys Covering You
    Accidents don’t happen in convenient locations.  Yet your rights are conveniently  available wherever your accident takes place.  You are a Kentucky resident on a trip to Wisconsin.  The horrible happens– a…
Rank this Week: 2773

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Covers estate, guardianship, probate and trust litigation. By Law Offices of Adrian Philip Thomas.

http://www.florida-probate-lawyer.com/probate
  • Dec 6

    Trustee’s Duty to Inform and Account

    Trustee’s Duty to Inform and Account
    A Trustee’s Duty to Inform and Account Under the Florida Law The essence of the trustee’s existence is to keep a trust’s beneficiaries adequately informed.  Florida probate practitioners, trust lawyers, and estate…
  • Nov 18

    Attorney-Client Privilege in Probate Litigation

    Attorney-Client Privilege in Probate Litigation
    Death, Lawyers, and Loose Lips:  Third District Court of Appeals Clarifies Distinction Between Ethical duty of Confidentiality from Evidentiary Privilege The attorney client privilege dates back to the English Common Law of the late…
  • Jun 24

    Corya and Woodward

    Corya and Woodward
    LIMITATIONS ON PROCEEDINGS AGAINST TRUSTEES:  CORYA, WOODWARD AND FLA. STAT. §736.1008 The Florida Trust Code contains a section titled “limitations on proceedings against trustees” that is a limitation of actions and…
Rank this Week: 1188

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Provides estate planning thoughts, news and planning ideas. By Gilfix & La Poll Associates LLP.

http://www.gilfix.com/blog/
  • Dec 5

    Michael Gilfix, National Experts Form Trump Policy Analysis Group

    Michael Gilfix, National Experts Form Trump Policy Analysis Group
    THE TRUMP POLICY ANALYSIS GROUP (TPAG) – FOCUSING ON OLDER AMERICANS AND THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS The Trump Policy Analysis Group (TPAG)1 has convened to consider probable changes in law that will affect older Americans and those with…
  • Nov 30

    Three mistakes parents of special needs children should avoid

    Three mistakes parents of special needs children should avoid
    Parents of special needs children hope to provide their offspring with financial security and the care they need. However, even with the best of intentions they risk making mistakes that could have costly, long-term consequences for their…
  • Nov 28

    National Gilfix & La Poll Article on Multigeneration Strategies and “New Economy” Service

    National Gilfix &amp; La Poll Article on Multigeneration Strategies and &ldquo;New Economy&rdquo; Service
    At Gilfix & La Poll, we take pride in innovating new ways to serve our estate planning clients. We recently published an article in Estate Planning magazine covering two ways in which we build beneficial relationships with our clients…
Rank this Week: 421

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 5

    2016 YEAR END ESTATE PLANNING THOUGHTS

    2016 YEAR END ESTATE PLANNING THOUGHTS
    With December 31, 2016, right around the corner, it is important to look at your year end personal tax and estate planning situation. With a Trump administration and a Republican-controlled Congress, much attention has been paid to the tax…
  • Nov 29

    Under the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)…

    Under the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules, the service has a three (3) year statute of limitations after the filing of IRS Form 709 to assess gift taxes on a gift, so long as the gift is adequately disclosed on the return. If a gift is…
  • Nov 21

    WHAT TRUMP'S FEDERAL INCOME TAX PLAN MAY LOOK LIKE

    WHAT TRUMP'S FEDERAL INCOME TAX PLAN MAY LOOK LIKE
    Most individuals expect significant changes to the US Tax Code once President (elect) Trump takes office. High on his agenda are the following: INDIVIDUALS: Cut the number of individual income tax brackets (from 6 to 3) and bring income tax…
Rank this Week: 2252

Odgers Law Group Blog

Odgers Law Group Blog

Covers California business and estate planning law.

https://odgerslawgroup.com/blog/
  • Dec 5

    What Can Outsourced Legal Counsel Do for a Small Business Owner?

    What Can Outsourced Legal Counsel Do for a Small Business Owner?
    If you run your own small business, you already realize the importance of legal advice in handling your daily operations. Of course, not all your activities will require this sort of assistance. Any business owner with half a brain can fill…
  • Dec 3

    Estate Planning Checklist: 21 Incredibly Simple Step

    Estate Planning Checklist: 21 Incredibly Simple Step
    Our 21 Step Estate Planning Checklist will ensure that your health care and financial decisions will be carried out during incapacity and after death. Estate planning can be overwhelming at first glance. That is why we have created a…
  • Nov 28

    What is a Living Will?

    What is a Living Will?
    What is a Living Will? A living will is a legally binding document that outlines what you want for your own care, thereby preventing some painful debates between family members concerned about your well-being. It also designates an individual…
Rank this Week: 1094

Michigan Estate Planning

Michigan Estate Planning

Covers estate planning issues for consumers. Published by Andy Richards of Smith Bovill P.C.

http://michiganestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 5

    Should your Children have an Estate Plan

    Should your Children have an Estate Plan
    Occasionally, during an Estate Planning conference with clients, this question comes up.  As an Estate Planning lawyer, I should probably be more pro-active about suggesting this topic.  As a professional, however, I always feel…
  • Nov 17

    Welcome Clarification on Family Transfers of Residential Real Property and “Uncapping”

    Welcome Clarification on Family Transfers of Residential Real Property and “Uncapping”
    The new law now provides that transfers of property into and out of a trust, and via an estate, to these family members, are exempt, in addition to direct transfers.Beginning December 31, there is yet another beneficial new exception to…
  • Mar 9

    Should You have a “Ladybird” Deed?

    Should You have a “Ladybird” Deed?
    Twenty-five years ago, I was covering for an astute, senior partner at my first law firm employment. I got a call from the title company questioning a deed he had drafted. His proposed form of conveyance purported to convey all but a "life…
Rank this Week: 4370

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

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

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Dec 5

    Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP Files Suit Against City of Santa Barbara Over Vacation Rental Ban

    Rogers, Sheffield &amp; Campbell, LLP Files Suit Against City of Santa Barbara Over Vacation Rental Ban
    Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP Files Suit Against City of Santa Barbara Theo Kracke On November 30, 2016, Travis C. Logue and Jason W. Wansor, attorneys for the Santa Barbara law firm of Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP, filed a…
  • Nov 8

    Trust Beneficiaries' Bill of Right

    Trust Beneficiaries' Bill of Right
    One of the advantages of trusts is privacy. Unlike the probate of a will, there is no legal requirement that the trustee file the trust with the local court. However, privacy is also one of the disadvantages of trusts. Unless the Trustee…
  • Oct 25

    The Grantor Retained Annuity Trust

    The Grantor Retained Annuity Trust
    A key goal of what we refer to as “estate planning” is to preserve a legacy for your family.  How can you get as much of your estate as possible into the hands of your beneficiaries?  That means minimizing, if not…
Rank this Week: 1086

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Dec 4

    How Medicaid Treats Life Insurance (Part 1)

    How Medicaid Treats Life Insurance (Part 1)
                    Medicaid requires the applicant to spend down all assets to under $2000 before approving an application for benefits.  The question comes up…
  • Nov 27

    John Hancock Latest to Drop Long Term Care

    John Hancock Latest to Drop Long Term Care
                    Two weeks ago John Hancock, one of the largest providers of long term care insurance announced it is withdrawing from the market.  It will stop…
  • Nov 20

    Home for the Holidays (Part 2)

    Home for the Holidays (Part 2)
                Last week I was talking about changes in loved ones we may notice around holiday time, simply because we may be returning home after some time away.  So what can or…
Rank this Week: 1923

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

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

    Spousal Social Security Benefit

    Spousal Social Security Benefit
    Social Security provides benefits to a worker’s spouse or ex-spouse and to a deceased worker’s surviving spouse. Spouses are entitled to benefits if the marriage lasted at least 10 years. A spouse is entitled to an amount equal to…
  • Nov 23

    Estate Planning for your Eighteen Year Old

    Estate Planning for your Eighteen Year Old
    As she points out in her article titled, Estate Planning for Your Eighteen Year Old: What You Need to do Now May Surprise You, Lauren Keenan Rote points out that becoming an adult comes with certain privacy rights and independence under the…
  • Nov 19

    Remember the Digital Asset

    Remember the Digital Asset
    In his article, Estate Planning 101: Don’t forget the Digital Assets, Eric McWhinnie points out the need to consider intangible property when creating your estate plan. The internet is increasingly becoming the main storage of an…
Rank this Week: 4329

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/
  • Dec 2

    Forget coffins! This company will swirl you into beautiful glass creations when you die

    Forget coffins! This company will swirl you into beautiful glass creations when you die
    The funeral industry has come a long way and it seems to come up with more and more innovative ideas. The newest fad is have a spoonful of your cremated ashes added to a glass mixture that is swirled into a lovely, individual glass orb. Each…
  • Nov 28

    Not as they intended: Estate plans gone wrong

    Not as they intended: Estate plans gone wrong
    Estate planners like me are always telling people to make their plans and get them onto paper in the right way. But even planned estates occasionally go off the rails. Sometimes it's because of an essential detail that got lost in the…
  • Nov 24

    Corona Beer founder Antonino Fernandez makes entire village millionaires in his will

    Corona Beer founder Antonino Fernandez makes entire village millionaires in his will
    In August 2016, billionaire Antonino Fernandez died at age 98. In his will, he left his entire fortune to the folks who live in the village of Cerezales del Condado, where Mr. Fernandez had grown up in a large, very poor family. Each villager…
Rank this Week: 4931

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.czepigalaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 2

    Trump Presidency and Taxes: What’s Next?

    Trump Presidency and Taxes: What’s Next?
    By Paul T. Czepiga Wow.  What a difference a few weeks can make. Donald Trump’s election to the Presidency has all those political pundits, talking heads, and pollsters re-examining the old shiboleths and trying to be…
  • Dec 2

    5 Home Modification Tips for Easier Accessibility

    5 Home Modification Tips for Easier Accessibility
    By Tom Denikin, dadknowsdiy.com The term “nesting” is in reference mostly to pregnant women who have an instinct to prepare their home for the arrival of their little bundle. But anyone who needs a home makeover can experience…
  • Nov 11

    Tips for Making Charitable Bequests: A Way to Extend Your Legacy

    Tips for Making Charitable Bequests: A Way to Extend Your Legacy
    It may be true what they say about not being able to “take it with you.” It’s also true that – with the right planning – your assets can continue to support the organizations and causes you care about. Charitable…
Rank this Week: 1925

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covering estate planning, elder law, special needs planning, and veteran's benefits in Virginia. By Hook Law Center.

http://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Dec 2

    Decanting an Irrevocable Trust to Protect Public Benefit Eligibility

    Decanting an Irrevocable Trust to Protect Public Benefit Eligibility
    Unintended consequences can occur when people fail to consider the effect of a plan on persons with special needs. Estate planners who are unfamiliar with public benefits may unintentionally create plans that can wreck a beneficiary’s…
  • Nov 28

    ‘Tis the Season…for hospital admissions and long-term are planning!

    ‘Tis the Season…for hospital admissions and long-term are planning!
    Author: Stephanie Washington Co-Author: Letha Sgritta-McDowell During the holidays, it is not uncommon for emergency rooms to see an increase in visits by the elderly population. As we know, the elderly are more susceptible to catching…
  • Nov 18

    Life-Saving Tech Tip for Cell Phone User

    Life-Saving Tech Tip for Cell Phone User
    Your cell phone may have a life-saving feature that you should be aware of. For iPhone users, the feature is called “Medical ID.”  Medical ID lets others access important medical information about you without unlocking your…
Rank this Week: 689

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    Trustee-Attorney of a Trust

    Trustee-Attorney of a Trust
    Marin County Civic Center (the courthouse is in here, trust me)An old adage goes that oil and water do not mix. The same could roughly be said of an attorney simultaneously acting as the trustee. While the situation is not expressly…
  • Nov 18

    Notice from a Trustee

    Notice from a Trustee
    When a revocable trust becomes irrevocable, the trustee is required to provide notice of it to beneficiaries and heirs. See Prob C § 16061.7. The notice must inform the recipient that he or she is entitled to a complete copy…
  • Nov 2

    Estate Tax in 2017

    Estate Tax in 2017
    An annual occurrence for the IRS the past couple of falls has been to announce an increase in the estate tax threshold, or the applicable exclusion amount in tax parlance.  When the estate tax was re-instituted a couple of years ago,…
Rank this Week: 3317

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.tennesseeattorneysblog.com/
  • Dec 1

    Prince’s Estate Worth $200 Million

    Prince’s Estate Worth $200 Million
    No will, no tax planning and an estate that will go equally to one sibling and five half siblings. How could someone with so much money and resources to hire a professional let this happen? It is too easy to delay putting a family wealth…
  • Dec 1

    Tennessee Appeals Court Allows Out-of-State Relocation with Child in Custody Dispute

    Tennessee Appeals Court Allows Out-of-State Relocation with Child in Custody Dispute
    Relocation after a divorce can become complicated when children are involved, since one party often loses parenting time as a result of the other’s move.  Most times, the relocating parent will need the court’s approval…
  • Dec 1

    Tennessee Court Holds that Asset Purchased with Entireties Funds Belongs to Surviving Spouse

    Tennessee Court Holds that Asset Purchased with Entireties Funds Belongs to Surviving Spouse
    Probate administration typically includes categorizing assets and property for distribution. Such decisions may lead to disputes among the beneficiaries, as in In re Estate of Fletcher (Tenn. Ct. App. May 23, 2016), appeal granted (Sept.…
Rank this Week: 2150

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud…

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud Blog

Covers celebrity and true case stories on probate litigation. By Andrew Mayoras.

http://www.probatelawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 1

    Embryo Feud Between Sofia Vergara And Nick Loeb Grows Nastier

    Embryo Feud Between Sofia Vergara And Nick Loeb Grows Nastier
    The moment the lawsuit started, it was ugly. Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb have moved well past ugly into uncharted territory in their courtroom battle that addresses views about life itself. As we wrote after the case began, Vergara and Loeb's…
  • Nov 3

    Prince Estate Enters New Fight Over Who Will Inherit His Million

    Prince Estate Enters New Fight Over Who Will Inherit His Million
    So much trouble caused by such a simple concept. When you create a will, you decide who receives your assets after you die. If you don’t, the laws of the state you live in determine it. What happens when those laws aren’t too…
  • Sep 15

    Gene Wilder And His Struggle With Alzheimer's Highlight Estate Planning Lesson

    Gene Wilder And His Struggle With Alzheimer's Highlight Estate Planning Lesson
    The death of Gene Wilder saddened Willa Wonka fans across the globe — not to mention fans of Blazin’ Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and many others. When his family issued a statement saying that Alzheimer’s disease claimed…
Rank this Week: 330

New Jersey Estate Planning Center…

New Jersey Estate Planning Center Blog

Covers New Jersey estate planning. By Media Law Group.

http://www.jerseyestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Dec 1

    What You Need to Know About Incompetency and Challenging a Will

    What You Need to Know About Incompetency and Challenging a Will
    Did you know that any will can be contested? An heir or beneficiary can bring forward an official legal challenge to contest a will. What is important before putting together your will is to understand the why and the how of all will…
  • Nov 24

    What You Should Know About Estate Planning and a President-Elect Trump

    What You Should Know About Estate Planning and a President-Elect Trump
    Now that Donald Trump has officially secured the presidency in the United States, it’s important to think about his proposed tax plan and what this would actually translate to for Americans. One of the most important things to…
  • Nov 17

    The Importance of Planning Ahead After an Alzheimer’s Diagnosi

    The Importance of Planning Ahead After an Alzheimer’s Diagnosi
    If you have begun to notice that a loved one is showing the signs of being afflicted by Alzheimer’s or another type of cognitive dementia, you need to consult with an estate planning attorney as soon as possible. One of the most…
Rank this Week: 831

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 1

    AG Healey Announces Program to Provide Legal Assistance to Veteran

    AG Healey Announces Program to Provide Legal Assistance to Veteran
    Program to Fund Legal Aid Groups and Nonprofits Focused on Helping Massachusetts Veterans To learn more about this program, the original article can be found here:…
  • Nov 23

    Set Aside Some Time at Thanksgiving Dinner to Talk About Estate Plan

    Set Aside Some Time at Thanksgiving Dinner to Talk About Estate Plan
    Most people getting together with their family for the holiday this next week will enjoy sitting around the table and discussing what has happened in the previous year. As you approach putting together your holiday newsletter as well, this is…
  • Nov 16

    Make Sure That Life Insurance Is Incorporated Properly in Your Estate Plan

    Make Sure That Life Insurance Is Incorporated Properly in Your Estate Plan
    Life insurance is often seen as a supplementary component to an existing estate plan because the proceeds from a life insurance policy that has been kept active could be used to provide liquidity when it is most needed. Insurance money, for…
Rank this Week: 3764

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt…

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt Blog

Covers caregiver issues, estate planning, living at home and special needs trusts.

http://www.alexislevitt.com/blog/
  • Dec 1

    South Shore ARC Autism Resource Center – At Last

    South Shore ARC Autism Resource Center – At Last
    As knowledge about autism has grown, along with medical and public benefits for autism, families have been struggling to create and navigate the safety net system all at once. Now there is a group to turn to, a place to find answers and to…
  • Dec 1

    Open Your Home and Grow Your Family

    Open Your Home and Grow Your Family
    The South Shore ARC is looking for families who would like to host under the Shared Living program. This is a state program that matches up adults with developmental disabilities with “host families.” If you would like to open…
  • Oct 21

    Medicare Open Enrollment Season

    Medicare Open Enrollment Season
    Medicare Open Enrollment is happening now: it runs from October 15 to December 7. Now is the time to check whether your supplement and Part D plans are the right ones for you. For help with the research, you can visit www.medicare.gov and you…
Rank this Week: 4725

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Dec 1

    Should You Implement a No-Contest Clause in Your Will?

    Should You Implement a No-Contest Clause in Your Will?
    Estate Planning Attorney Explains the No-Contest Clause in Wills per New York Laws If you think that your beneficiaries will argue about your will, or that they may contest your will in court, there are ways to prevent disagreements among…
  • Nov 28

    Succession Ideas and Solutions for Family Farm

    Succession Ideas and Solutions for Family Farm
    Local Attorneys Helping Long Island Family Farmers with Estate Planning New York is no stranger to family farms. In fact, there are plenty. Whether you own a large commercial farm or a small family range, it is important that you protect it.…
  • Nov 21

    Estate Planning Tips for the Never-Been-Married

    Estate Planning Tips for the Never-Been-Married
    Long Island Attorneys Assisting Singles with Estate Planning Just because you are not married does not mean that you do not have assets. There are plenty of single individuals today with substantial estates – and those assets must be…
Rank this Week: 1857

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 879

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Nov 30

    Court Looks at Jurisdiction Issue While Probating an Estate

    Court Looks at Jurisdiction Issue While Probating an Estate
    In an action to recover damages for medical malpractice and lack of informed consent, etc., in which the defendant SSS Medical Center commenced a third-party action against KC, as successor executor of the estate of Mr. RR, KC appeals from an…
  • Nov 18

    Counterclaim Filed for Surrender of Bank Passbook

    Counterclaim Filed for Surrender of Bank Passbook
    Motion is made to strike out a counterclaim interposed in this action wherein plaintiff seeks to compel defendants to deliver to her a bank passbook of an account in the Interest Department of the ABC Trust Company of Albany issued to and…
  • Nov 15

    Court Discusses Will Interpretation

    Court Discusses Will Interpretation
    In a contested probate proceeding, the Objectant appeal from a decree of the Surrogate’s Court, Kings County and dated March 17, 1993, which, after a nonjury trial, inter alia, granted probate of a certain will signed by the testator on…
Rank this Week: 927

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 30

    Blachly Appointed to Oregon Commission on Uniform State Law

    Blachly Appointed to Oregon Commission on Uniform State Law
    Congratulations to SYK attorney Victoria Blachly, who has been appointed by Governor Kate Brown to the Oregon Commission on Uniform State Laws. The Oregon Commission drafts uniform state laws in all states, for various fields of law. The…
  • Nov 23

    “Not So Fast” – Federal Judge Grants Injunction Against Overtime Regulation

    “Not So Fast” – Federal Judge Grants Injunction Against Overtime Regulation
    On Tuesday, November 22, a Federal District Court Judge in Texas granted a nationwide preliminary injunction against an Obama administration regulation, which sought to expand the eligibility of millions of workers for overtime pay.The…
  • Nov 2

    Banks Receives 2016 Distinguished Service Award from PIABA

    Banks Receives 2016 Distinguished Service Award from PIABA
    Last week at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association in San Diego, attorney Bob Banks was honored with PIABA’s Distinguished Service Award. The award is given “in recognition of outstanding,…
Rank this Week: 4865

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
  • Nov 30

    In Virginia Should You Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits Online?

    In Virginia Should You Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits Online?
    Yes! If you want to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits, the easiest way to do so is online. Save yourself the time and gas money driving to and from your local social security office. Applying for your Social Security Disability…
  • Nov 23

    Happy Thanksgiving from the Law Firm of Sheri R. Abram

    Happy Thanksgiving from the Law Firm of Sheri R. Abram
    The post Happy Thanksgiving from the Law Firm of Sheri R. Abrams appeared first on Virginia Social Security Disability & Special Needs Attorney.
  • Nov 21

    Social Security Announces 0.3 Percent Benefit Increase for 2017

    Social Security Announces 0.3 Percent Benefit Increase for 2017
    Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 65 million Americans will increase 0.3 percent in 2017, the Social Security Administration just announced. The 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA)…
Rank this Week: 4406

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Nov 30

    [Video] Defend Reckless Driving Following Too Closely I95 Accident

    [Video] Defend Reckless Driving Following Too Closely I95 Accident
    You’d be surprised how many people call me for tickets on the interstate where they had an accident, and essentially it’s because they couldn’t stop in time when traffic slowed down or stopped in front of them. If this is…
  • Nov 7

    Prescription Drugs Can Land You in Jail for DUI

    Prescription Drugs Can Land You in Jail for DUI
    Have you ever taken a prescription with one of those labels about “using care” when operating a car or machinery? Did you still get behind the wheel? You may have been risking a DUI arrest. It’s true. A Culpeper driver was…
  • Nov 1

    Virginia Reckless Driving – Breakdown of Fines and Cost

    Virginia Reckless Driving – Breakdown of Fines and Cost
    This is just an example to show where the fines and costs go in one situation. In Virginia, fines can reach as much as $2,500. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2016. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Feed enhanced…
Rank this Week: 497

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

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

    Caring for a Loved One - Guardianship, Powers of Attorney and Medical Directive

    Caring for a Loved One - Guardianship, Powers of Attorney and Medical Directive
    Holiday gatherings are often a time for us to gather with relatives and friends. The bustle of holiday activity can highlight the impact that aging has had on our loved ones in the passing year. Observing decline in the people we care about…
  • Nov 9

    Estate Tax Thoughts on a Trump Presidency

    Estate Tax Thoughts on a Trump Presidency
    It is no secret that most Republicans and Donald Trump wish to get rid of the federal estate tax (or as it is commonly referred to "The Death Tax").  With Republicans in charge of the House, Senate and Presidency, I think we are very…
  • Oct 24

    NJ Estate Tax Repeal: How Does This Affect You?

    NJ Estate Tax Repeal: How Does This Affect You?
    It's official.  According to NJ.com, Governor Christopher Christie has signed a a bill to repeal the New Jersey Estate Tax.  The new law is part of a larger package deal that increases the gas tax, reduces the sales…
Rank this Week: 1294

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Nov 29

    Ohio Statute Specifically Covers Single Member LLC

    Ohio Statute Specifically Covers Single Member LLC
    Ohio amended its limited liability company statute earlier this year.  As I explained in prior posts on June 16 and July 15, 2016, the amendments strengthened the asset protection provisions of the statute. One of the most important…
  • Oct 3

    Settlor Can Retain a Lot of Control Over an Ohio Legacy Trust

    Settlor Can Retain a Lot of Control Over an Ohio Legacy Trust
    As I previously noted in a post back in 2013, you can establish an Ohio Legacy Trust without giving up complete control of your assets.  Your Trust must be irrevocable and you cannot serve as your own Trustee.  But you can still…
  • Sep 6

    Some States Dramatically Better Than Others For Asset Protection

    Some States Dramatically Better Than Others For Asset Protection
    A recent article in The New York Times provides a good reminder that some states are much better than others with respect to asset protection. The article by Patricia Cohen is titled “States Vie to Shield the Wealth of the 1…
Rank this Week: 3831

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Nov 29

    How to Have a Deed Notarized if the Seller is in a Foreign Country

    How to Have a Deed Notarized if the Seller is in a Foreign Country
    The simplest reason that deeds have the seller’s signature sworn before a notary public is to prevent fraud.  This is particularly important in real estate transactions where the seller is foreign or is abroad. In fact, our years…
  • Nov 15

    Bartram: Florida Supreme Court Decision on Foreclosure Lawsuit Deadline

    Bartram: Florida Supreme Court Decision on Foreclosure Lawsuit Deadline
    If you are being sued for foreclosure here in Florida, or you suspect you may be facing foreclosure in your future, then you need to know about this month’s Bartram ruling.     1.  Why is the Bartram Case so Important?…
  • Nov 1

    Florida Real Estate Contract Lawsuit

    Florida Real Estate Contract Lawsuit
    In Florida, when a seller and a buyer sign a residential real estate contract for the purchase of a new home or condominium, they create legal duties for themselves. If these duties are not fulfilled, then under the contract there are…
Rank this Week: 1032

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    What Is a Partnership Buy Sell Agreement?

    What Is a Partnership Buy Sell Agreement?
    A small business may be structured using any of several different types of legal entities, including a partnership. If you have entered into a partnership agreement, you retain a valuable legal interest in the business. That interest is an…
  • Nov 24

    Types of Trusts for Farmer

    Types of Trusts for Farmer
    Family farms have been the backbone of the American economy for centuries. Despite efforts by big farming to take over the farming industry, family farms have survived – even flourished in many cases. In reality, it isn’t big…
  • Nov 22

    3 Common Asset Protection Strategie

    3 Common Asset Protection Strategie
    For most people, at least part of the purpose of creating an estate plan is to ensure that their estate assets are available to provide for loved ones after they are gone. Of course, in order for your estate assets to provide for loved ones…
Rank this Week: 2789

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Nov 28

    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law – Part 2

    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law – Part 2
    Our last blog talked about a case where possession of “lost “cash did not result in the “finder” of the cash ending up with it. In a famous “treasure trove” case involving Mel Fisher and the wreck of the…
  • Nov 10

    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law

    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law
    You have heard the old adage “possession is 9/10 of the law.” Well, here is a case dealing with the other 1/10. The Arizona case of Grande v. Jennings involved a hoarder by the name of Robert Spann. When he passed away in 2001,…
  • Sep 27

    Paternity Claims in Probate

    Paternity Claims in Probate
    If a man dies in Florida without having his own will or trust prepared, he is considered to have died intestate. In other words, his estate will be distributed according to the “will” the state wrote for him. Under the…
Rank this Week: 3946

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Nov 28

    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law – Part 2

    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law – Part 2
    Our last blog talked about a case where possession of “lost “cash did not result in the “finder” of the cash ending up with it. In a famous “treasure trove” case involving Mel Fisher and the wreck of the…
  • Nov 10

    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law

    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law
    You have heard the old adage “possession is 9/10 of the law.” Well, here is a case dealing with the other 1/10. The Arizona case of Grande v. Jennings involved a hoarder by the name of Robert Spann. When he passed away in 2001,…
  • Sep 27

    Paternity Claims in Probate

    Paternity Claims in Probate
    If a man dies in Florida without having his own will or trust prepared, he is considered to have died intestate. In other words, his estate will be distributed according to the “will” the state wrote for him. Under the…
Rank this Week: 3289