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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: 5096

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Mar 28

    Article on Wills, Trusts, Guardianships, and Fiduciary Administration

    Article on Wills, Trusts, Guardianships, and Fiduciary Administration
    Mary F. Radford recently published an Article entitled, Wills, Trusts, Guardianships, and Fiduciary Administration, 68 Mercer L. Rev. 321 (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This Article describes selected cases and…
  • Mar 28

    Article on Social Welfare Theory of Inheritance Regulation

    Article on Social Welfare Theory of Inheritance Regulation
    Mark Glover recently published an Article entitled, A Social Welfare Theory of Inheritance Regulation, 2018 Utah L. Rev. (Forthcoming). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: The law of succession grants donors broad freedom to decide…
  • Mar 28

    Article on the Power of Trusts in Anglo-American Business History

    Article on the Power of Trusts in Anglo-American Business History
    John Morley recently published an Article entitled, The Common Law Corporation: The Power of the Trust in Anglo-American Business History, 116 Colum. L. Rev. 2145 (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This Essay challenges a…
Rank this Week: 77

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    REVISED DEATH CERTIFICATES FOR SAME-SEX COUPLES IN FLORIDA

    REVISED DEATH CERTIFICATES FOR SAME-SEX COUPLES IN FLORIDA
    The United States Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015 has brought many changes, protections and complications for same-sex couples. In 2015, after the historic court ruling, a gay widow asked the state of Florida to correct…
  • Mar 24

    WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR DEBT AT DEATH?

    WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR DEBT AT DEATH?
    Everyone reads about the huge transfer of wealth occurring from one generation to the next, however, it is estimated that 73% of decedents have outstanding debt at their death. According to Credit.com, the decedents carried an average total…
  • Mar 21

    EVER WONDER WHAT YOUR FICA TAX IS FOR?

    EVER WONDER WHAT YOUR FICA TAX IS FOR?
    FICA taxes, which originate from the Federal Insurance Contributions Act, is a United States federal payroll (or employment) tax imposed on both employees and employers. This payroll tax is withheld from employee paychecks and paid by…
Rank this Week: 1950

Krueger & Hernandez SC Blog

Krueger & Hernandez SC Blog

Covers personal injury and estate planning.

http://www.kh-law.net/blog/
  • Mar 28

    Can I Retire? Points of Consideration

    Can I Retire? Points of Consideration
    Many people look forward to the day when they can retire. For some, the time may be now. For others, this could be many years down the road. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to determine if you are in position to retire. Even if…
  • Mar 24

    Information on Wisconsin Probate Court

    Information on Wisconsin Probate Court
    Are you a resident of Wisconsin? Are you in the process of creating an estate plan? Has a loved one recently passed on? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, there’s a good chance that you need to learn more about…
  • Mar 22

    How do I know if I am eligible for Vaccine Injury Compensation?

    How do I know if I am eligible for Vaccine Injury Compensation?
    The VICP (The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program) was established in 1986 to help compensate vaccine recipients and their families who have been severely injured as a result of adverse effects from certain vaccines. The VICP pays…
Rank this Week: 1983

Back in the Black Hills

Back in the Black Hills

Covers South Dakota criminal law, family law and estate planning issues. By Tana Fye.

http://backintheblackhills.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    Non-Profit Series: 7. Benefits of 501(c)(3) Statu

    Non-Profit Series: 7. Benefits of 501(c)(3) Statu
    Written by Sagan L. Carman-DownerThe previous article in this series explained what the term 501(c)(3) means, and briefly which organizations can qualify for tax-exempt status under 501(c)(3). As explained in that article, many non-profit…
  • Mar 22

    We're Hiring!

    We're Hiring!
    Fye Law Office seeks candidates for an Associate Attorney position. Applicants with all levels of experience are encouraged to apply. A successful candidate will have an interest in family law, juvenile law, estate planning/probate. Interest…
  • Oct 7

    Rural Areas Need More Lawyer

    Rural Areas Need More Lawyer
    I live and work primarily in rural Nebraska, but am from the Rapid City area of South Dakota.  And I hear about and see first hand that there is a shortage of lawyers able to handle the caseload that exists.  The American Bar…
Rank this Week: 4793

Wade Law Offices Blog

Wade Law Offices Blog

Coves estate planning.

http://wadelawcorp.com/blog/
  • Mar 28

    Estate planning to prepare for the death of a spouse

    Estate planning to prepare for the death of a spouse
    Whether couples are newly married or advanced in age, it is important that they try to engage in end-of-life planning, including keeping their wills current, creating powers of attorney and establishing advance directives for health care.…
  • Mar 24

    Picking the Right Successor Trustee

    Picking the Right Successor Trustee
    Few people take the time to arrange in advance for someone else to handle their financial issues when they can no longer fully care for themselves. It’s an easy decision to put off, partly because it’s emotionally stressful to…
  • Mar 23

    The advantages of establishing a quiet trust

    The advantages of establishing a quiet trust
    Many families are concerned about transferring wealth to their children because they feel the children are unprepared to manage their inheritance. In fact, just one-third of affluent parents have revealed their wealth to their heirs.…
Rank this Week: 419

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/
  • Mar 28

    Missouri’s Longest Preneed Audit: Continued until October

    Missouri’s Longest Preneed Audit: Continued until October
    After five months of trading Complaints and Answers, the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors and the Missouri Funeral Trust have been assigned an October hearing date before the Administrative Hearing Commission.…
  • Mar 24

    Missouri Financial Exam Documents: Insurance Policie

    Missouri Financial Exam Documents: Insurance Policie
    The financial examination records sought by the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors two bullet points directed at insurance funded arrangements: A current statement from any/all applicable insurance companies with which…
  • Mar 17

    Missouri Exam Documents: Trustee Record

    Missouri Exam Documents: Trustee Record
    In a prior post, we listed the records sought by the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors when an examination is scheduled against a preneed seller.  In this post we will look at the five bullet points that involve the…
Rank this Week: 4443

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 28

    Costantino to Lead MBA Litigation CLE

    Costantino to Lead MBA Litigation CLE
    On April 13th, SYK Family Law attorney Chris Costantino will join a group a notable legal minds to lead a litigation CLE seminar on the trips and traps of opposing parties who represent themselves without the benefit of legal counsel. The…
  • Feb 24

    Dynasty Disasters – Intergenerational Wealth

    Dynasty Disasters – Intergenerational Wealth
    Running an intergenerational family-owned company can be very challenging. How do you balance present family and lifestyle goals, with operating a successful and growing company? How do you choose what is best for the family and its…
  • Feb 16

    Death of the Death Tax?

    Death of the Death Tax?
    On January 10, 2017, Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) introduced H.R. 631, the “Death Tax Repeal Act of 2017.” While this bill resembles a similar bill that failed to become law in 2015, with the 2016 elections, the political landscape…
Rank this Week: 4956

California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

Covers business, real estate, estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, intellectual property and civil litigation. By Anker Hymes & Schreiber LLP.

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Mar 28

    Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture (Part 1)

    Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture (Part 1)
    From entrepreneurs to trusted advisors, financing a new business venture can be extraordinarily challenging. When you are considering your options, however, be very cautious about giving up ownership. Such a strategy can help get your…
  • Jan 26

    New Name, Same Dedication…

    New Name, Same Dedication…
    We have changed the name of our firm from Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP to Hymes, Schreiber & Knox, LLP. The name change comes after the passing of Samuel H. Anker and the promotion to partner of our long-time firm member, KC Marie…
  • Dec 13

    Make Sure Your Agreements Are in Writing

    Make Sure Your Agreements Are in Writing
    A recent California Court of Appeals decision once again demonstrated how important it is to always get your agreements in writing.  While the decision was in the context of a real estate broker’s claim for a commission, the basic…
Rank this Week: 3411

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 28

    How To Apply for Currently Not Collectible Statu

    How To Apply for Currently Not Collectible Statu
    If you are unable to pay your tax debt, you can request that the IRS report your account as currently not collectible (CNC). This will temporarily delay all collection activities by the IRS. Applying For Currently Not Collectible Status The…
  • Mar 27

    Do I Qualify for First Time Tax Penalty Abatement?

    Do I Qualify for First Time Tax Penalty Abatement?
    Many taxpayers are unaware that they may be eligible for relief from tax penalties under the IRS First Time Penalty Abatement policy. The penalty abatement is available for penalties due to a failure to file, failure to pay taxes, or a…
  • Mar 24

    What is the Exit Tax Charged to Expatriates?

    What is the Exit Tax Charged to Expatriates?
    Some taxpayers may be attracted to the idea of expatriating in order to reduce their tax liability, but the “exit tax” that must be paid upon renunciation of citizenship can complicate those plans. This exit tax, also known as the…
Rank this Week: 932

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/
  • Mar 28

    Lancaster County Reassessment – Commercial and Industrial Property Assessment Appeal

    Lancaster County Reassessment – Commercial and Industrial Property Assessment Appeal
    We have written a couple of posts about the Lancaster County-wide Property Tax Reassessment.  In this post, we want to focus specifically on commercial and industrial properties.  This includes any sort of income producing…
  • Mar 27

    Insurance Considerations for Liquor Licensee

    Insurance Considerations for Liquor Licensee
    I have the pleasure of working with numerous clients who own bars, restaurants, hotels and breweries, so when Nate Bunty asked me to participate in an Expert Interview on Liquor Liability I was happy to share some of the knowledge and…
  • Mar 23

    To Appeal, or not to Appeal – That is the question after you receive your property reassessment.

    To Appeal, or not to Appeal – That is the question after you receive your property reassessment.
    By now, all property owners have had some time to stew over the preliminary reassessments they have received.  You’ve read our recent post on the Lancaster County property reassessment, searched Google for more information and…
Rank this Week: 440

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Mar 28

    Fight Driving on Revoked Under Va Code 18.2-272

    Fight Driving on Revoked Under Va Code 18.2-272
    If you’re accused of violating Virginia Code 18.2-272, you should be aware that this is a Class 1 misdemeanor, and you are facing a real likelihood of jail if you are found guilty. This statute covers violations of driving while your…
  • Mar 19

    Red Light Traffic Camera Locations in Virginia [Interactive Map]

    Red Light Traffic Camera Locations in Virginia [Interactive Map]
    The map below displays the precise location of every red light camera in Virginia. Hover over any of the red indicators to see the city and cross streets for each red light camera location. Andrew Flusche answers common questions about red…
  • Mar 19

    Red Light Traffic Camera Locations in Virginia [Interactive Map]

    Red Light Traffic Camera Locations in Virginia [Interactive Map]
    The map below displays the precise location of every red light camera in Virginia. Hover over any of the red indicators to see the city and cross streets for each red light camera location. Andrew Flusche answers common questions about red…
Rank this Week: 926

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Mar 28

    How Can an Estate Planning Lawyer Help Me?

    How Can an Estate Planning Lawyer Help Me?
    Estate planning is one of those areas of the law that the average person knows very little about because estate planning issues are not the types of legal issues that come up on a day to day basis. Or are they? The truth is that “estate…
  • Mar 23

    The Need for Incapacity Planning

    The Need for Incapacity Planning
    Estate planning should accomplish much more than simply designing a roadmap to be followed when you are gone for the divisions of your estate assets. In fact, a well thought out estate plan should also help grow and protect those assets while…
  • Mar 21

    How Can a Financial Planning Lawyer Help Me?

    How Can a Financial Planning Lawyer Help Me?
    You undoubtedly already know that careful financial planning throughout the course of your life is essential if you wish to grow your assets and accumulate sufficient assets to live comfortably during your retirement years. You may also…
Rank this Week: 2396

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/
  • Mar 28

    Why You Need an Elder Law Attorney

    Why You Need an Elder Law Attorney
    As elder law attorneys, we help our clients navigate through a host of issues: planning for incapacity or death; determining which long-term care services are appropriate for them; handling concerns about family dynamics, divorcing, feuding,…
  • Mar 20

    Medicare Actively Expanding MSP Compliance for Personal Injury Claimant

    Medicare Actively Expanding MSP Compliance for Personal Injury Claimant
    On February 3, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they would be establishing two new Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) processes – one for Liability Medicare Set-Asides (LMSA) and the other for Non-Fault…
  • Mar 13

    Predators and Creditors: How to Protect Your Family

    Predators and Creditors: How to Protect Your Family
    Estate planning has come a long way from when I first began practice in 1993. At the time, estate planning was highly driven by a need to avoid or minimize estate taxes and the tax rules took precedence over many other considerations for many…
Rank this Week: 2586

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Mar 28

    Why You Need an Elder Law Attorney

    Why You Need an Elder Law Attorney
    As elder law attorneys, we help our clients navigate through a host of issues: planning for incapacity or death; determining which long-term care services are appropriate for them; handling concerns about family dynamics, divorcing, feuding,…
  • Mar 20

    Medicare Actively Expanding MSP Compliance for Personal Injury Claimant

    Medicare Actively Expanding MSP Compliance for Personal Injury Claimant
    On February 3, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they would be establishing two new Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) processes – one for Liability Medicare Set-Asides (LMSA) and the other for Non-Fault…
  • Mar 13

    Predators and Creditors: How to Protect Your Family

    Predators and Creditors: How to Protect Your Family
    Estate planning has come a long way from when I first began practice in 1993. At the time, estate planning was highly driven by a need to avoid or minimize estate taxes and the tax rules took precedence over many other considerations for many…
Rank this Week: 1517

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • Mar 28

    Homestead protection in Florida

    Homestead protection in Florida
    Is Investing Homestead Sale Proceeds Okay? Florida Constitution provides protection from forced sale to homestead property from most creditors. Art. X, § 4, Fla. Const. The protection covers not only the physical homestead property but…
  • Mar 14

    Divorced?, Now Single?, New Marriage? Your written estate plan must reflect your desired intentions for beneficiarie

    Divorced?, Now Single?, New Marriage? Your written estate plan must reflect your desired intentions for beneficiarie
    What Effect Does Divorce or Remarriage Have On Your Estate Plan Anytime there is a major life change, whether it is the birth of a child, marriage, or divorce, your estate plan should evolve as your life evolves. But do any of these events…
  • Feb 28

    A decedent dies but has unpaid child support – What happens legally?

    A decedent dies but has unpaid child support – What happens legally?
    Florida Appeals Court Strikes Down Probate Creditor Claims From Child For Child Support Arrearages On May 11, 2016, the Fourth District Court of Appeal issued its decision in Davis v. Hengen regarding creditor claims for child support…
Rank this Week: 4320

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
Rank this Week: 786

All About Estates

All About Estates

Covers estates, trusts, tax, litigation, guardianship and elder care.

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Mar 28

    CHARITABLE GIFTS AND GRADUATED RATE ESTATE DESIGNATIONS: CAN YOU GIFT BEFORE YOU DESIGNATE

    CHARITABLE GIFTS AND GRADUATED RATE ESTATE DESIGNATIONS: CAN YOU GIFT BEFORE YOU DESIGNATE
    Assume Mr. X died in early 2016. Mr. X’s estate appears to meet all of the requirements to be a graduated rate estate (“GRE”), except the 1st return has not been filed as yet to formally designate it a GRE. The estate made a…
  • Mar 26

    How This Budget Care

    How This Budget Care
    Caring for our loved ones while satisfying and fulfilling can be expensive both emotionally and financially.  Understanding needs, costs and tax relief are all important to saving money. Today’s blog provides some caring highlights…
  • Mar 24

    Estate Lawyers: Did our Invitation Get Lost in the Mail?!

    Estate Lawyers: Did our Invitation Get Lost in the Mail?!
    Today’s blog was written by Jenna Ward, Articling Student, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. When clients plan engagement parties, weddings, baby showers or divorce parties (yes, divorce parties are becoming increasingly common) they may…
Rank this Week: 631

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/
  • Mar 27

    Donating Real Estate to Charity

    Donating Real Estate to Charity
    When people begin the process of estate planning or take time to review their existing estate plan, they have many tax considerations to think about. How they distribute their assets will determine what taxes, if any, will apply to their…
  • Mar 25

    Understanding the Law – Relocating a Trust

    Understanding the Law – Relocating a Trust
    Sometimes after setting up a trust, circumstances occur that change our goals for that trust. Recently, we wrote about how to fix a broken trust which occurs when a trust no longer serves the purpose for which it was established. However, a…
  • Mar 22

    Thinking Ahead: Taking Estate Planning Seriously

    Thinking Ahead: Taking Estate Planning Seriously
    While Americans have definitely paid more attention to estate planning in the last several years, not enough are yet taking estate planning as seriously as they should. According to WealthManagement.com citing a survey from Caring.com, only…
Rank this Week: 4711

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/
  • Mar 27

    Creating a Plan for Minor Children

    Creating a Plan for Minor Children
    Estate planning has many benefits, with one of the best being that it allows our clients to have peace of mind.  This peace of mind comes from knowing that your family members can be taken care of if something happens to you.  This…
  • Mar 16

    Jacksonville Probate Attorney: Missing Beneficiarie

    Jacksonville Probate Attorney: Missing Beneficiarie
    Jacksonville Probate: How to Handle Missing Beneficiaries Jacksonville probate attorneys often deal with a beneficiary that is alive, but no one knows this person’s address.  If a beneficiary goes missing or cannot be found, then…
  • Mar 14

    Jacksonville Estate Planning For Single Parent

    Jacksonville Estate Planning For Single Parent
    Jacksonville Estate Planning For Single Parents One of the best aspects of Jacksonville estate planning is that every plan can be tailored to a person’s life and specific needs.  In Jacksonville, Estate planning is important for…
Rank this Week: 485

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Mar 27

    Does Your Estate Need a Probate Attorney?

    Does Your Estate Need a Probate Attorney?
    Probate is a subject that most people ignore or just put off, but it's highly important. Probate is something you most likely would rather avoid, but this process isn't always that easy to skip over - especially if your estate...
  • Mar 24

    Ways to Minimize Costs for Your Estate after Death

    Ways to Minimize Costs for Your Estate after Death
    Death isn't cheap. There are costs most people don't account for - outside of the realm of funeral and burial costs. To make sure your estate and loved ones don't foot the bill, consider these tips for how to reduce...
  • Mar 3

    Why we Fail to Plan for Long-Term Care

    Why we Fail to Plan for Long-Term Care
    Introduction Most Americans do not know, or refuse to accept, the facts surrounding their potential need for long-term care and the costs associated with it. This was reconfirmed recently in a telephone survey of 1,735 Americans over the age…
Rank this Week: 558

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.tennesseeattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2035

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills in Utah. By Jason C. Hunter.

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Mar 27

    No Sense Waiting for Trump Tax Changes to Plan Your Estate

    No Sense Waiting for Trump Tax Changes to Plan Your Estate
    “It may actually be better to go forward with tax planning, before changes in policy are made, anyhow."
  • Feb 14

    Long-Term Disability Insurance can be a Guaranteed Paycheck

    Long-Term Disability Insurance can be a Guaranteed Paycheck
    “As if it weren't enough that people with disabilities and their families suffer the physical effects of their disability, they must also jump through hoops to first, qualify for assistance and then to pay attention to what is required to…
  • Feb 13

    It’s Not Fair! Will Contests Are Costly and Stressful

    It’s Not Fair! Will Contests Are Costly and Stressful
    “In most will contest situations, the issue is whether or not the person who executed the will had the legal capacity to do so.” Say that after an extended illness, the older of two brothers passes away. When he died, he was divorced,…
Rank this Week: 4075

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
  • Mar 27

    Should You Discuss Damages During Opening and Closing?

    Should You Discuss Damages During Opening and Closing?
    Whether and how you discuss damages in your opening statement and closing argument is a strategic consideration. A plaintiff discussing damages in the opening may turn jurors off, but not doing so can be a tactical mistake. Defendants usually…
  • Mar 24

    Would an “Insured” by Any Other Name Be as Covered?

    Would an “Insured” by Any Other Name Be as Covered?
    Automobile liability policies provide coverage both to “named insureds” and “insureds.” Do you understand the coverage consequences of this distinction? When representing an insured in a car accident case, you need to…
  • Mar 22

    Deadlines for Motions to Compel

    Deadlines for Motions to Compel
    The timing of a motion to compel depends largely on whether responses have been served. Here’s a review of the timing in common situations and a handy chart with the time limits. If no responses served. If the responding party fails to…
Rank this Week: 514

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Mar 27

    Build Your A-Team

    Build Your A-Team
    Whether your estate planning practice is a small, medium or large law firm, there’s one distinctive characteristic that can be found in every successful firm: teamwork. Of course, that teamwork is created with great hiring, training,…
  • Mar 24

    Is It Time to Try Something New?

    Is It Time to Try Something New?
    I’m not a chef or someone who really enjoys cooking. I’m lucky my husband enjoys preparing our meals and does so the majority of the time. That being said, we both work full-time, commute to and from the office, and have a young…
  • Mar 22

    Basics of Estate Planning: Charitable Trust

    Basics of Estate Planning: Charitable Trust
    This is another in a series of blogs on the basics of estate planning. Last week, we looked at Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts. This week, we’ll look at charitable trusts. There are two primary types of charitable trusts, they are…
Rank this Week: 3703

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Mar 26

    Trumpcare – What Doe it Mean for Long Term Care? (Part 2)

    Trumpcare – What Doe it Mean for Long Term Care? (Part 2)
            Last week I was discussing the impact that the Republican party’s health care bill, dubbed by some “Trumpcare”, might have on long term care.    As of Friday it…
  • Mar 19

    Trumpcare – What Does It Mean for Long Term Care?

    Trumpcare – What Does It Mean for Long Term Care?
                    As is a majority of the country, I am watching with great interest the development of President Trump and the Republican party’s proposal to…
  • Mar 12

    Getting a Money Settlement While on Government Benefits (Part 3)

    Getting a Money Settlement While on Government Benefits (Part 3)
                    The past 2 weeks I outlined for you the problem of what to do with a money settlement that is received by someone currently on Medicaid.  A…
Rank this Week: 2250

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Mar 26

    Petitioner Requests Judicial Settlements of Account

    Petitioner Requests Judicial Settlements of Account
    The petition herein prays for the judicial settlement of the accounts of the trustees and for a construction of the validity and effect of the last will and testament of testator and the appointment thereunder of Mr. E Jr. and for the…
  • Mar 23

    Petitioner Alleges Lack of Testamentary Capacity

    Petitioner Alleges Lack of Testamentary Capacity
    In this contested probate litigation proceeding, three motions are before the court. Decedent died on August 8, 1956 survived by several brothers and sisters and by an alleged spouse, the objector herein, to whom she was married on August 8,…
  • Mar 19

    Question Before the Court Relates to Rights of the Trustee

    Question Before the Court Relates to Rights of the Trustee
    At issue in this proceeding is the right of the trustees of the estate of the donor of a power of appointment to commissions for paying out the appointive property to trustees appointed under the will of the donee of such power. Testator Mr.…
Rank this Week: 321

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Mar 25

    Ensuring Guardians Comply With Their Dutie

    Ensuring Guardians Comply With Their Dutie
    When a guardian is appointed for a person with a disability (the “ward”), the guardian is required to follow certain guidelines.  There are two types of guardianships in Illinois, and they each have different rules to follow.…
  • Mar 16

    When It’s Too Late for a Power of Attorney

    When It’s Too Late for a Power of Attorney
    Many times clients will call our firm and state that they need a Power of Attorney for their elderly relative because he/she has dementia or some other condition which causes diminished capacity.  Unfortunately, depending on the…
  • Feb 24

    Trusts for Tots and Teenager

    Trusts for Tots and Teenager
    Children under the age of 18 cannot directly inherit more than a small amount of money. If you make no provisions in your Will, a court will appoint a property guardian to manage your child’s assets until he reaches 18. The property…
Rank this Week: 912

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

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

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    Estate Planning and changes to laws in 2017 April 5, 2017

    Estate Planning and changes to laws in 2017 April 5, 2017
    Estate Planning and changes to laws in 2017 April 5, 2017 at 7pm  St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus Council #6424One Frederick Place, Old Bridge, NJ 08857      You don't have to be wealthy or near death to do some…
  • Mar 24

    South Plainfield Public Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar March 30

    South Plainfield Public Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar March 30
     South Plainfield Public Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate SeminarMarch 30 at 7pm at 7:00pm Free community program South Plainfield Public Library 2484 Plainfield Avenue South Plainfield, NJ…
  • Mar 11

    Colonia Seniors Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar March 21

    Colonia Seniors Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar March 21
    Press Release Colonia Seniors Wills, Estate Planning & Probate SeminarMarch 21, 2017 at 1pm       Colonia Firehouse 250 Inman Ave., Colonia, NJ 07067WILLS & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION-PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND…
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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/
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Odgers Law Group Blog

Odgers Law Group Blog

Covers California business and estate planning law.

https://odgerslawgroup.com/blog/
  • Mar 24

    Regulations and Restrictions to Form a California Dental Corporation

    Regulations and Restrictions to Form a California Dental Corporation
    In California, practicing as a professional California dental corporation may bestow you with many benefits over practicing as a sole proprietor or partnership. Formed under the  Moscone-Knox Professional Corporation Act, a professional…
  • Mar 16

    Choosing the Right Business Entity Type

    Choosing the Right Business Entity Type
    What Type of Business Entity Should I form? The first question I receive from anyone looking to start a business is usually What type of business entity should I form? The answer (to no one’s surprise) is “it depends.” The…
  • Feb 27

    Amazon FBA State Sales Tax Issue

    Amazon FBA State Sales Tax Issue
    Amazon FBA State Sales Tax Issues for E-Commerce Companies to Consider Recently we’ve had queries from multiple clients dealing with Amazon FBA state sales tax issues for eCommerce stores. Often, sellers have dabbled on retail platforms…
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Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Covers issues relating to wills, trusts, estate planning, and probate in Texas. By Rania Combs.

http://www.texaswillsandtrustslaw.com
  • Mar 24

    Will My Estate Have to Pay an Estate Tax?

    Will My Estate Have to Pay an Estate Tax?
    One of the biggest issues of concern for my clients is the estate tax. Some politicians have labeled it the “death tax,” which gives many Americans the impression that anytime anyone dies, there is a tax to pay. In fact, the…
  • Mar 13

    Can A Will Revoke A Transfer On Death Deed?

    Can A Will Revoke A Transfer On Death Deed?
    The Texas Transfer on Death Deed allows owners of real estate to transfer property to their beneficiaries outside the probate process. The deed works like a beneficiary designation on a retirement plan or an insurance policy. It allows you to…
  • Mar 3

    When is it Proper to Use a Small Estate Affidavit?

    When is it Proper to Use a Small Estate Affidavit?
    A small estate affidavit is a legal document that can be used to transfer property to heirs without a formal probate. The use of a small estate affidavit is permitted in only limited circumstances. In Texas, heirs can take advantage of a…
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Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

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

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 24

    Going Home - How to Prepare for your Hospital Discharge

    Going Home - How to Prepare for your Hospital Discharge
    Are you or a loved one being discharged too home from a hospital? It’s important to be prepared before the discharge. Advance preparation will make life easier for both patient and family, help ensure that the proper home care is received,…
  • Mar 14

    What happens if you have no Executor when you die?

    What happens if you have no Executor when you die?
    If you don’t have a Will, you don’t have an Executor.  Your Executor is the person you name to carry out the terms of your Will, meet your post-mortem legal obligations, and distribute your estate to your heirs. So what happens if you…
  • Mar 5

    Sad End for Penn Treaty Insurance

    Sad End for Penn Treaty Insurance
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Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate topics in New York. By the Law Offices of Roman Aminov.

http://www.aminovlaw.com
  • Mar 23

    Preliminary Letters Testamentary in Probate Court

    Preliminary Letters Testamentary in Probate Court
    If you have been named as the executor of a decedent’s last will, you don’t have authority to sell or distribute their assets until you have been appointed by the Surrogate’s court. That process, called probate, can take…
  • Feb 14

    New York Estate Accountings: An Overview

    New York Estate Accountings: An Overview
    Being an executor or administrator of an estate come with many responsibilities. Collecting and insuring the estate’s assets, paying valid debts and expenses, filing income taxes, and list goes on. That’s why most clients look…
  • Nov 28

    Contesting a Will in New York: An Overview of Will Contest

    Contesting a Will in New York: An Overview of Will Contest
    People (usually those who have been disinherited) often wonder if they have any rights to contest a last will and testament of a loved one which they believe to be an invalid will. There may be many reasons why they believe the will to be a…
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Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.czepigalaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 23

    March is National Developmental Disabilities Month: What You Should Know

    March is National Developmental Disabilities Month: What You Should Know
    While there are endless concerns for parents of children with special needs, one of the greatest worries is who will care for them in the future. With proposed Connecticut State budget cuts to the Department of Developmental Services (DDS)…
  • Mar 17

    When Your Family Can’t Agree: CzepigaDalyPope Offers New Service

    When Your Family Can’t Agree: CzepigaDalyPope Offers New Service
    Helping Families See Eye to Eye What happens when family members find themselves at an impasse over a decision about how to care for an aging parent or a loved one with disabilities? Or manage that person’s financial assets? How…
  • Mar 16

    How to Solve Housing Problems for a Loved One With Special Need

    How to Solve Housing Problems for a Loved One With Special Need
    By  Kathleen D. Tetreault Shelter is one of life’s basic necessities.  Yet simply because something is necessary, does not mean that it is easy to acquire. Perhaps this sobering truth is best known by aging parents of…
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Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Covers corporate, elder law, estate planning and special needs planning.

http://www.littmankrooks.com/blog/
  • Mar 23

    The Supreme Court Rules that a Free Appropriate Public Education Requires More Than Trivial Progre

    The Supreme Court Rules that a Free Appropriate Public Education Requires More Than Trivial Progre
    By Marion Walsh, Esq., and Arshi Pal, Graduate Law Clerk, Littman Krooks LLP (Read our previous article on this subject) On March 22, 2017, the United States Supreme Court, in a seminal and unanimous ruling, in Endrew F. v. Douglas County…
  • Mar 21

    Five Ways To Recognize Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

    Five Ways To Recognize Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
    By Marion M. Walsh, Esq. March represents Developmental Disabilities Awareness month. According to the Center for Disease Control, the prevalence of developmental disabilities, in the past twelve years, has increased.  The term…
  • Mar 8

    The Changing Landscape of 17-A Guardianship

    The Changing Landscape of 17-A Guardianship
    By Erica Fitzgerald, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP Article 17-A of the Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act provides a mechanism by which, generally speaking, a parent or interested person over the age of 18 (“Petitioner”) may seek…
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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/
  • Mar 23

    New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination: Damages in Consideration of Unemployment Benefit

    New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination: Damages in Consideration of Unemployment Benefit
    New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (the “LAD”) makes it unlawful to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, age, nationality, gender, religion, sexual orientation and several other specifically protected…
  • Mar 20

    Lost Profits as Commercial Damages and The New Business Rule

    Lost Profits as Commercial Damages and The New Business Rule
    In a business dispute, a prevailing party is awarding damages awarded damages it can prove, typically awarded lost profits.  The “New Business Rule,” however, has traditionally including recovery of lost profits for…
  • Mar 19

    Equitable Relief in the Chancery Division of New Jersey’s Superior Court

    Equitable Relief in the Chancery Division of New Jersey’s Superior Court
    The General Equity Part of the Chancery Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey has the ability to grant “equitable” relief in addition to money damages, making it a desirable venue for business dispute. Where a New Jersey…
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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/
  • Mar 23

    Being Single and Without Children Still Warrants a Will

    Being Single and Without Children Still Warrants a Will
    Most people who are relatively young, do not have a great deal of wealth or do not have children may be under the impression that they can avoid the estate planning process in total. This could end up being a big mistake, however, if…
  • Mar 21

    The Value of Having Proper Account Titles in Your Estate

    The Value of Having Proper Account Titles in Your Estate
    Planning ahead for the future is just as much about making sure that you follow through on all of the plans and strategies you have articulated with your attorney as it is having the mindset to get them accomplished in the first place. Trying…
  • Mar 13

    Farewell, Mark

    Farewell, Mark
    It started as a ruse. I was a young lawyer, with a young practice (read: poor), and I had no money to hire him and his company to help me market my law firm. I did, however, have enough money to buy a couple of drinks. I decided that I would…
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Roscich & Martel Law Firm LLC Blog

Roscich & Martel Law Firm LLC Blog

Covers Illinois family law and estate planning needs.

http://www.randrattys.com/napervilledivorceattorney
  • Mar 23

    Child Custody and Tax Exemption

    Child Custody and Tax Exemption
    April 15 is looming and for the majority of Americans, that is the deadline to file yearly income taxes. One of the many issues that need to be decided in a child support and/or child custody case is which parent will be able to claim…
  • Mar 18

    Divorce and Social Security Benefit

    Divorce and Social Security Benefit
    While the overall divorce rate is down, the rate for older Americans remains high. In fact, according to national statistics, the divorce rate for adults over 50 doubled in a twenty year period, with one out of every four baby boomers getting…
  • Mar 10

    Helping Children with Parenting Time Transition

    Helping Children with Parenting Time Transition
    One of the most difficult things for children—and parents—to handle during divorce are the transition periods between parenting times, especially for young children. Your child is used to having both Mom and Dad in the same home…
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Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 22

    Unpublished Appellate Opinions - Don't Use Them

    Unpublished Appellate Opinions - Don't Use Them
    A hallmark of our legal system is the establishment of precedent, or case holding, from appellate courts that bind future cases. That is, the prior case can be cited in a subsequent case to argue for a similar outcome, provided the facts are…
  • Mar 9

    Settlement Agreement

    Settlement Agreement
    When given the opportunity to be certain in a litigated matter, it is typically prudent to opt for such a route. This can eliminate future uncertainty. In a recent unpublished appellate opinion, the parties unfortunately decided against such…
  • Feb 22

    A California Estate Tax?

    A California Estate Tax?
    There is a federal estate tax, for now. The current president and both houses of Congress have indicated a desire to repeal the federal estate tax. Although the details of such a repeal have not been clearly defined. In response, CA state…
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Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 22

    Optimizing Your Retirement Planning Strategy for Taxe

    Optimizing Your Retirement Planning Strategy for Taxe
    Looking ahead to the future is critical for any individual who is in the process of saving for retirement. Setting aside enough money to handle increasing longevity concerns and the rising costs of long term care are two of the most common…
  • Mar 15

    Most Americans Simply Are Not Prepared for Retirement: How to Plan Ahead

    Most Americans Simply Are Not Prepared for Retirement: How to Plan Ahead
    The country’s largest money manager BlackRock, recently asked Americans who are participating in a defined contribution plan like a 401(k) how they see themselves as prepared for retirement. Most of those individuals said that they were…
  • Mar 9

    It is Important to Know the Difference Between Probate and Nonprobate Asset

    It is Important to Know the Difference Between Probate and Nonprobate Asset
    When it comes to estate planning, many people think that simple is better and they might be under the assumption that a will is all they need. However, people might be under the impression that wills can avoid problems on death because the…
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California Tax and Estate Planning…

California Tax and Estate Planning Law Blog

By NewPoint Law Group. Covers taxation, estate planning, business law, and real property law.

http://newpointlaw.com/legal-blog/
  • Mar 22

    Can Californians Face Tax Evasion Charges if They Haven’t Filed Taxes for Years or Decades?

    Can Californians Face Tax Evasion Charges if They Haven’t Filed Taxes for Years or Decades?
    Taxpayers who have not filed taxes in a number of years generally have a sense that they are not in the best legal or financial position. When individuals who have neglected to satisfy their tax duties for years come into our law offices,…
  • Mar 20

    What Happens if I Skip Tax Day or Haven’t Filed Taxes in Years?

    What Happens if I Skip Tax Day or Haven’t Filed Taxes in Years?
    Taxpayers are reluctant to file and pay taxes for a variety of reasons. Some taxpayers may believe that they do not earn enough to have to pay taxes. Other taxpayers may fear learning about their tax obligations and will put off doing their…
  • Mar 6

    As Tax Day 2017 Approaches, More Than $1 Billion in Unclaimed Tax Refunds Is About to Expire

    As Tax Day 2017 Approaches, More Than $1 Billion in Unclaimed Tax Refunds Is About to Expire
    Few Californians look forward to Tax Day. However, the reputation of Tax Day as a day of financial reckoning is perhaps undeserved. While it is true that you can learn of large, unexpected tax obligations, most people will become aware of a…
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DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/blog
  • Mar 22

    Three Facts You Wouldn’t Believe About Estate Planning Law

    Three Facts You Wouldn’t Believe About Estate Planning Law
    When you leave your assets to your children are you confident that they will be divided according with your wishes and the state won’t try to interfere? If you don’t create your estate plan, the State of Arkansas has created a…
  • Mar 19

    6 Excellent Estate Planning Tips to Get Your Affairs in Order

    6 Excellent Estate Planning Tips to Get Your Affairs in Order
    Sooner or later everybody is going to need an estate plan.  The only questions you should be asking is “when?” and “who wrote the plan, you or the government?” No matter how much you own, you should have your…
  • Mar 16

    What does an estate planning attorney really do?

    What does an estate planning attorney really do?
    I help you avoid the regret of putting you family through the system… From time to time I stop to think about what I really do for a living.  Each time, I dig deeper than the time before and come up with a new answer… The…
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Florida Elder Law and Estate…

Florida Elder Law and Estate Planning

Provides news and views on current topics in elder law, estate planning, wills and trusts, caregiver issues, probate and estate administration, Medicaid and Veterans benefits, other issues of importance to seniors and their families. By Joseph S. Karp.

http://karplaw.blogspot.com/
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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/
  • Mar 21

    What it really means when you add someone to the title of your property

    What it really means when you add someone to the title of your property
    Anyone who reads this blog regularly will have noticed, as I have, how often people talk about "adding a name" to the title to real estate. I hear the same phrase in my practice and in my seminars. It concerns me that so many people…
  • Mar 16

    Two beneficiaries want Dad's house sold, and two don't. What will happen?

    Two beneficiaries want Dad's house sold, and two don't. What will happen?
    If some beneficiaries want a specific piece of estate property to be sold, and others don't, what will happen? Who decides whether it's sold? Can it be given to a beneficiary? A reader recently asked these questions: "My dad died and…
  • Mar 16

    New VOCM radio show - The Law Show - starting April 6, 2017

    New VOCM radio show - The Law Show - starting April 6, 2017
    Starting on April 6, 2017, you'll be able to listen to me on a weekly radio show. I will be co-hosting The Law Show along with Chelsea Kennedy, our Executive Practice Co-ordinator. For an hour each Thursday, we'll talk about legal topics such…
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