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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 26

    The Final Goodbye

    The Final Goodbye
    Doctor-assisted suicide remains a polarizing and difficult issue. Despite this, countries such as Belgium, Luxembourg, and Sweden have already legalized voluntary euthanasia. Last year, Canada legalized medically-assisted death. A recent…
  • May 26

    Joliet Sailor Killed at Pearl Harbor Finally Will Be Laid to Rest

    Joliet Sailor Killed at Pearl Harbor Finally Will Be Laid to Rest
    After more than 75 years, Michael Galajdik, killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor while aboard the USS Oklahoma, will finally reach his ultimate resting place. Galajdik, a Navy Fireman 1st Class, will be buried at Lincoln National Cemetery…
  • May 26

    Texas Supeme Court Refuses to Recongize Cause of Action for Tortious Interference with Inheritance Right

    Texas Supeme Court Refuses to Recongize Cause of Action for Tortious Interference with Inheritance Right
    Earlier today, the Supreme Court of Texas declined to follow a long line of lower court cases when it refused to recognize a cause of action for tortious interference with inheritance rights. However, the court did not preclude reconsidering…
Rank this Week: 17

NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

Focuses on New Jersey divorce and estate planning. By Paul G. Kostro.

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
Rank this Week: 30

Elder Law Office of David Wingate,…

Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLC

Covers elder law, assisted living facilities, estate planning, and nursing homes.

http://blog.davidwingate.com/
  • Mar 8

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)
    Related proposals pertaining to qualified plans and individual retirement accounts. In addition, the Green Book includes the following proposals that pertain to qualified plans and IRAs: A limit on the total accrual of retirement benefits by…
  • Mar 7

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)
    Sales, exchanges and “comparable transactions” with grantor trusts. The Obama Administration would attempt to address the disconnect between the income tax rules and the estate tax rules that apply to intentionally defective grantor…
  • Mar 7

    Social Security Ups Disability Safeguard

    Social Security Ups Disability Safeguard
    The Social Security Administration is expanding a program nationally to help bar criminals from controlling benefits on behalf of individuals with disabilities and the elderly. The program originally launched as a pilot in the…
Rank this Week: 196

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • May 22

    Capacity and Wills: How to avoid litigation from family members, beneficiaries and creditor

    Capacity and Wills: How to avoid litigation from family members, beneficiaries and creditor
    Legal Capacity and Estate Planning- How to Help Safeguard a Will from Future Litigation When a loved one grows older, their caretakers’ ever growing to-do list can become overwhelming. After dealing with the basic, everyday needs of an…
  • May 8

    Use of Homestead Property and its’ impact on estate administration

    Use of Homestead Property and its’ impact on estate administration
    The importance of a Semicolon – Does property partially used as primary residence and partially for business purposes qualify as Homestead? Does property partially used as primary residence and partially for business purposes qualify as…
  • Apr 21

    Homestead sale profits in Florida, a recent court decision

    Homestead sale profits in Florida, a recent court decision
    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…
Rank this Week: 333

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

Covers probate news, procedures and resources. By Philip M. Bernstein.

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • May 20

    New Surrogate Breathes New Life Into The Dead Man’s Statute

    New Surrogate Breathes New Life Into The Dead Man’s Statute
    The New York Law Journal has reported that newly appointed Kings County Surrogate John Ingram has barred the testimony of a widow in an action about whether or not she may exercise her spousal right of election in the matter of her late…
  • Apr 7

    The Public Administrator Can Be A Complex Web Of Costly Patronage

    The Public Administrator Can Be A Complex Web Of Costly Patronage
    A recent article in New York’s Daily News reports on the Queens County political machine and  its incredible control over proceedings in that county’s Surrogate’s  Court. It is a primer  on  the…
  • Jan 4

    Computer Generated Images Open Uncharted Territory For The Estates Of Deceased Actor

    Computer Generated Images Open Uncharted Territory For The Estates Of Deceased Actor
    Over the past holiday I treated my 15 year old grandson to a movie. Rogue One was not my choice but he enjoyed it immensely. At the close of the movie, a computer generated image of Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia  appeared on the screen.…
Rank this Week: 338

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

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

http://www.losangelesprobatelitigationattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 454

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/
  • May 18

    Sabey Rule LLP Seeks Solicitor

    Sabey Rule LLP Seeks Solicitor
    Our firm, Sabey Rule LLP, is looking for a junior associate lawyer, interested in practicing primarily as a solicitor in the areas of real estate, estate planning and administration, and business law, to join our firm. The ideal candidate…
  • May 13

    Forbes v. Millard Estate: Court Applies Anti-Ademption provision of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act

    Forbes v. Millard Estate: Court Applies Anti-Ademption provision of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act
    One of the pitfalls of leaving specific property to a beneficiary in your will, is that you might not own that property on your death. You may specify in your will that you are leaving an item of sentimental value to your niece, or you may…
  • Apr 19

    Supreme Court of B.C Decision Lends Support to Use of Multiple Wills to Reduce Probate Fee

    Supreme Court of B.C Decision Lends Support to Use of Multiple Wills to Reduce Probate Fee
    A recent Supreme Court of British Columbia decision has lent support to the strategy of reducing probate fees by making two wills in British Columbia, one that deals with those assets that may be transferred to your personal representative…
Rank this Week: 545

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blog
  • May 8

    Compelling Production of a Will

    Compelling Production of a Will
    Tags: North Carolina Estate Litigation AttorneysCompel Production of a WillWhat happens if one of your loved ones has died and left you property, but a good-for-nothing family member refuses to turn over the will? How do you force that…
  • Apr 24

    Probate Lost Will North Carolina

    Probate Lost Will North Carolina
    Tags: probate lost will north carolinaWhen a will is missing or lost after someone dies, what should you do?  Many times this occurs because the Last Will & Testament became lost in a tsunami of papers. Sometimes it gets…
  • Jan 23

    Map Act Inverse Condemnation Cases Statu

    Map Act Inverse Condemnation Cases Statu
    Tags: kirby v north carolina department of transportationwinston-salem eminent domain attorneysThe link below discusses the status of the Map Act cases in North Carolina as of January 20, 2017. The Map Act and its cases, namely Kirby v…
Rank this Week: 471

epilawg

epilawg

Provides insight for planning the resolution of your own story through thoughtful estate planning.

http://epilawg.com/
  • Apr 28

    Tips to Make Your Senior Care Dollars Go Further

    Tips to Make Your Senior Care Dollars Go Further
    Find Out How You Can Manage Retirement Health Care Costs A recent Harris Poll found that retirement health care costs terrify most Americans over the age of 50. The poll also found that it is important to talk about health care costs with a…
  • Feb 14

    Five Scams to be Aware of During Tax Season

    Five Scams to be Aware of During Tax Season
    Tax season opens up opportunities for criminals to take advantage of people. Here are five ways that you can avoid becoming a victim this tax season: 1. Phishing. You receive an email that seems to be from a legitimate sender (such as the…
  • Jan 26

    Tax Deductions for Estate Planning Fee

    Tax Deductions for Estate Planning Fee
    Most people know that there is a deduction allowed for the amounts you pay to have your taxes prepared by a professional. Does that same rule apply to fees paid to an attorney to plan your estate? The answer is not as straight forward as you…
Rank this Week: 295

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/
  • Jan 31

    The Jose Fernandez Estate: Questions, Uncertainty

    The Jose Fernandez Estate: Questions, Uncertainty
    Jose Fernandez, a once promising young starting pitcher for the Miami Marlins, was killed when the boat he was aboard crashed into a jetty off the Miami Beach coast. Authorities and initial reports stated that Fernandez was accompanied by two…
  • Jan 24

    Bad Faith Claim against Decedent’s Insurer not Subject to Creditor Claim Period

    Bad Faith Claim against Decedent’s Insurer not Subject to Creditor Claim Period
    Can a claim for bad faith be maintained against a decedent’s insurance company, where the claimant failed to file a timely creditor claim against the estate?  A new Florida case says yes, the bad faith claim against the insurance…
  • Jan 23

    Can You Serve a Lawsuit By Facebook?

    Can You Serve a Lawsuit By Facebook?
    In the modern age, where communication can be done by way of text, tweet, email, or swipe, the ancient requirement to hand-serve a summons and complaint on a defendant seems quite anachronistic.  Courts and legislatures have been moving…
Rank this Week: 290

Florida Probate Blog -…

Florida Probate Blog - WeProbateFlorida.com

Covers Florida probate administration. By Long H. Duong.

http://weprobateflorida.com
  • Aug 5

    Real Estate Agents: A Primer on Florida Probate Property

    Real Estate Agents: A Primer on Florida Probate Property
    Download a PDF optimized copy of this article here. Off the top of my head, real estate assets make up about 75% of the estates we handle. With over 600 probate cases under our belt, that’s roughly 450 real estate transfers throughout…
  • Aug 5

    Real Estate Agents: A Primer on Florida Probate property

    Real Estate Agents: A Primer on Florida Probate property
    Off the top of my head, real estate assets make up about 75% of the estates we handle. With over 600 probate cases under our belt, that’s roughly 450 real estate transfers throughout the State of Florida. Many of these properties are…
  • Jul 26

    ALERT: Confirm Designated Beneficiary on Your Bank Account!

    ALERT: Confirm Designated Beneficiary on Your Bank Account!
    In the past year, we’ve had at least 5 calls requesting our Florida probate representation for just a regular checking account. If the deceased owner of the account had simply confirmed the designated beneficiary, probate could have…
Rank this Week: 561

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Covers estate planning, HOA & condo associations and family law in North Carolina.

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
  • Jun 21

    NC-CAI Chapter June 2016 Update

    NC-CAI Chapter June 2016 Update
    Since my last update, the North Carolina CAI Chapter has realized some great achievements!   Annual Conference & Expo The 2016 Annual Conference in Greensboro was a huge success! There were more than 225 attendees representing 32…
  • Jun 21

    NC-CAI Chapter June 2016 Update

    NC-CAI Chapter June 2016 Update
    Since my last update, the North Carolina CAI Chapter has realized some great achievements!   Annual Conference & Expo The 2016 Annual Conference in Greensboro was a huge success! There were more than 225 attendees representing 32…
  • May 20

    Is Your HOA or Condo Community Manager Covered by the Attorney-Client Privilege?

    Is Your HOA or Condo Community Manager Covered by the Attorney-Client Privilege?
    For attorneys who practice community association law, there has been ongoing discussion at national HOA/condo legal events about whether a community manager is covered by the attorney-client privilege. In general the attorney-client privilege…
Rank this Week: 443

Michigan Estate Planning Lawyer…

Michigan Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers trusts, probate, elder law, and estate planning. By Witzke Berry Carter & Wander PLLC.

http://www.michiganestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • May 9

    Tips When Registering Your trademark With an Attorney

    Tips When Registering Your trademark With an Attorney
    When you are looking to brand a business, you need to begin by registering a trademark. A trademark is essentially a sign, design or unique expression that is recognisable. Through the use of trademark registration, you can be sure that other…
  • Oct 15

    KNOWING MARYLAND’S MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND WHEN TO CALL A LAWYER

    KNOWING MARYLAND’S MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND WHEN TO CALL A LAWYER
    That opening line of the Hippocratic Oath isn’t always so uncomplicated as it is brief. Maryland medical malpractice lawyers engage hundreds, if not thousands of cases yearly in which medical professionals left their patients in worse…
  • Oct 9

    Looking At Bankruptcy Law In California

    Looking At Bankruptcy Law In California
    Setbacks are common in life. If your financial situation has spiraled out of control it’s wise that you apply for insolvency. Paths of Alleviation Personal bankruptcy laws supply you with two paths for relief: chapter 7 as well as…
Rank this Week: 402

KEYTLaw

KEYTLaw

Covers Arizona and federal laws.

http://www.keytlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 12

    Federal Law Prohibits Conspiracy to to Prevent a Person from Exercising Right

    Federal Law Prohibits Conspiracy to to Prevent a Person from Exercising Right
    We live in a era when more and more people want to prevent Americans from exercising their right of free speech, their right to exercise their religion and other constitutional rights.  Federal law, i.e., 18 United States Code Section…
  • Jan 27

    When Your Neighbor’s Drone Pays an Unwelcome Visit

    When Your Neighbor’s Drone Pays an Unwelcome Visit
    New York Times:  “I began reporting a column about drones and the altercations they are causing among neighbors. The way these spats usually go, one neighbor gets a new drone (often around Christmas) and begins flying it around the…
  • Jan 3

    Myth of a Cop Killing Epidemic

    Myth of a Cop Killing Epidemic
    New York Post:  “And each incident is breathlessly reported by a media determined to show that America remains deeply, irredeemably racist.  Problem is, it’s simply not true.  Last week, The Washington Post…
Rank this Week: 497

Julie's Wills & Estate Planning…

Julie's Wills & Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning and probate. By Julie Garber.

http://wills.about.com/
  • May 31

    Julie's Wills & Estate Planning Blog Becomes Common Sense Estate Planning Blog

    Julie's Wills & Estate Planning Blog Becomes Common Sense Estate Planning Blog
    Listen up Wills & Estate Planning Blog readers - my blog has moved to a new location with a new name: Common Sense Estate Planning Blog. My About.com blogs aren't going away, they're just being transitioned into articles that will still…
  • May 27

    Why Does it Take So Long to Receive Your Inheritance?

    Why Does it Take So Long to Receive Your Inheritance?
    For certain beneficiaries of an estate or trust (you know who you are), the first question they want answered is when they can expect to receive their inheritance - cash is preferred, but a check will do just fine, thank you. What these…
  • May 21

    Does Your Child Need a Discretionary Lifetime Trust?

    Does Your Child Need a Discretionary Lifetime Trust?
    One of my roles as a former estate planning attorney and current trust officer for a private bank is to insure that my clients' estate plans meet their ever-changing estate planning goals. One question that private bank clients bring up on a…
Rank this Week: 268

Estate Street

Estate Street

Covers probate and estate and tax planning. By Craig Hughes.

http://estatestreet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Grantor vs Non-Grantor Trust

    Grantor vs Non-Grantor Trust
    I received a call a couple of days ago from previous clients who asked whether or not they needed to get a tax number for their trust.  They did not understand that as their trust was a revocable trust (also known as a grantor…
  • Jan 23

    The Cost of Death on the Rise

    The Cost of Death on the Rise
    It can be expensive to die, and I am not talking medical bills at the end of life.  The cost to purchase burial items are expensive.  An article written by Michael De Groote in the Deseret News by Michael De Groote dated…
  • Jan 21

    Gifts To Grandchildren

    Gifts To Grandchildren
    Gifts given to grandchildren by grandparents can be a great blessing.  Kelly Greene wrote an article in the Wall Street Journal September 14, 2012, titled "Are You Coddling Your Grandkids?"  In her article, Ms. Greene indicates five…
Rank this Week: 535

California Tax Attorney Blog

California Tax Attorney Blog

Covers tax controversies involving the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board, as well as California probate, estate planning matters and business transactions. By Mitchell A. Port.

http://www.californiataxattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 2

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  • Aug 30

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled yesterday that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling…
  • Aug 30

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled yesterday that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling…
Rank this Week: 405

Liberty Law Blog

Liberty Law Blog

Covers estate planning, estate taxes, probate and trusts.

http://www.libertylawapc.com/blog
  • Aug 6

    Successfully Passing the Family Business to Children

    Successfully Passing the Family Business to Children
    Some good reminders from www.estateplanning.com on the importance of being prepared to pass the family business to your kids: If you own and operate a business, you need to have a plan for the future of the business in the event you become…
  • Jun 28

    The Importance of Reviewing Beneficiary Designation

    The Importance of Reviewing Beneficiary Designation
    Did you know that if you do not properly designate beneficiaries on assets like life insurance & retirement accounts – those assets may be distributed to your “estate” instead of your intended beneficiary? This can increase the…
  • Jun 13

    Even young adults should plan their Estate

    Even young adults should plan their Estate
    Good summary article here on why its important for young adults to think about getting some basic documents in place. Tweet
Rank this Week: 587

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning topics such as conservatorship, guardianship, health care and advanced directive, living trusts, and probate. By Law Office of Scott D. Soady, A Professional Corporation

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • May 26

    When is a Trust Not a Trust?

    When is a Trust Not a Trust?
    The term “trust” refers to an arrangement in which one person holds property for the benefit of another. In estate planning we commonly use revocable and irrevocable trusts as tools to bypass traditional probate. You give your…
  • May 26

    How Affidavits Can Simplify or Complicate the California Probate Proce

    How Affidavits Can Simplify or Complicate the California Probate Proce
    Not every California estate has to go through a formal probate administration. If you do careful estate planning and transfer all of your personal assets into a living trust, for example, you can ideally leave no probate estate at all. But…
  • Apr 21

    Is a Contract to Make a Will Legally Binding?

    Is a Contract to Make a Will Legally Binding?
    A person is free to dispose of property as he or she wishes by making a will. There are cases in which a person may enter into a written contract to make certain provisions in their will in exchange for certain considerations. For example, a…
Rank this Week: 1136

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: 5149

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • May 26

    Should You Convert a Traditional IRA to a Roth?

    Should You Convert a Traditional IRA to a Roth?
    “A new study shows the benefit of converting sooner for your loved ones.”
  • May 25

    Planning for College Means Financial Planning

    Planning for College Means Financial Planning
    “The rising cost of higher education is out-pacing inflation and families’ need to plan accordingly.”
  • May 24

    News Flash: You Need an Estate Plan

    News Flash: You Need an Estate Plan
    “Estate planning is not only important in directing the way that a person’s money and property  are handled after death, but it also provides valuable information to loved ones to help seniors in their final years.”
Rank this Week: 4815

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

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

http://www.littmankrooks.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Special Needs Fairness Act Adopted in New York State

    Special Needs Fairness Act Adopted in New York State
    By Alexis Gruttadauria, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP At the end of 2016, President Obama signed the Special Needs Fairness Act into law, and this week the New York State Assembly and Senate voted to adopt the law in New York, which allows for an…
  • May 17

    Special Needs Planning and SNTs: What Should a Trust Not Pay For?

    Special Needs Planning and SNTs: What Should a Trust Not Pay For?
    A supplemental needs trust is an important tool that can be used to make sure a child with special needs has access to the services and care he or she requires. Establishing a supplemental needs trust as a part of an overall financial plan is…
  • May 10

    How To Ensure Your Medical Wishes Win Out

    How To Ensure Your Medical Wishes Win Out
    By: Alexis Gruttadauria, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP You have your advance directives in place; you’ve designated in your Health Care Proxy and Living Will who you want making your medical decisions once you are no longer able to make them…
Rank this Week: 1840

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/
  • May 26

    Can the IRS Collect From a Non-Liable Spouse?

    Can the IRS Collect From a Non-Liable Spouse?
    The IRS may be able to collect delinquent tax debt from a non-liable spouse in some cases. This means that tax debt that was accrued by one spouse on a return filed separately, may still result in collection action being taken on the other…
  • May 24

    How the IRS Initiates Criminal Tax Investigation

    How the IRS Initiates Criminal Tax Investigation
    What seemed like a minor transgression when filing your tax return could end up being a tax crime punishable by years in prison. The IRS Criminal Investigation Division (CI) pursues about 3,000 criminal prosecutions per year to provide a…
  • May 22

    Avoid These Mistakes When Filing FBAR

    Avoid These Mistakes When Filing FBAR
    Some taxpayers are not aware of the requirement that they file a Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR) if the value of their foreign financial accounts exceeds $10,000 at any time during the year. Even taxpayers who are aware of their obligation…
Rank this Week: 1212

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
  • May 26

    5 Steps to Responding to a Deposition Notice

    5 Steps to Responding to a Deposition Notice
    After receiving a deposition notice or subpoena, counsel should to take a careful look at the documents served and make decisions about how to proceed. To organize the process, follow these five steps. Analyze the documents that were served.…
  • May 24

    What CA Employers Need to Know About Using Foreign Labor Contractor

    What CA Employers Need to Know About Using Foreign Labor Contractor
    To combat the trafficking and exploitation of foreign workers, the California Legislature enacted SB 477 in 2014 to strengthen regulations on “foreign labor contractors” who recruit foreign workers to relocate to California. See…
  • May 22

    5 Ways to Deal with the Family Home in Divorce

    5 Ways to Deal with the Family Home in Divorce
    When dealing with a family home that’s entirely or substantially part of the parties’ community property, the facts of the situation will lead to taking one of the following five approaches in the divorce agreement. Interspousal…
Rank this Week: 2241

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • May 26

    The Damage “Drift” Can Do to Your Practice

    The Damage “Drift” Can Do to Your Practice
    One of the easiest things to let slip, is “working on the business.” The crisis du jour is always going to trump time spent thinking, contemplating and looking at what we like to call “drift.” If you started with…
  • May 24

    Trump 2018 Budget Would Slash Medicaid

    Trump 2018 Budget Would Slash Medicaid
    On May 23, 2017, President Trump presented his proposed 2018 budget to Congress. The budget would make deep cuts to Medicaid, the needs-based health care program for poor disabled and elderly Americans. The budget builds on the cuts to…
  • May 24

    Basics of Estate Planning: Prenuptial Agreement

    Basics of Estate Planning: Prenuptial Agreement
    This is another in a series of blogs on the basics of estate planning. This week, we’ll look at prenuptial agreements. Prenuptial agreements can alter the rights spouses have after the agreement is signed. For example, in a community…
Rank this Week: 3580

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/
  • May 26

    Thank You For Making our 13th Annual Special Needs Seminar our Best Yet

    Thank You For Making our 13th Annual Special Needs Seminar our Best Yet
    Gilfix and La Poll wishes to thank the hundreds of attendees, and wonderful nonprofit co-sponsors, for making our 13th annual Special Needs Seminar our best yet! We were overwhelmed with the response, and with all of the kind comments we…
  • May 1

    Gilfix and La Poll invites families to attend 13th Annual Special Needs Trust Seminar

    Gilfix and La Poll invites families to attend 13th Annual Special Needs Trust Seminar
    Let’s face it, everyone is worried about the future of government benefits and how individuals with special needs will be cared for. To address this attorneys Michael Gilfix and Mark Gilfix of Gilfix and La Poll Associates are offering…
  • Apr 19

    Autism costs rise dramatically with age: study

    Autism costs rise dramatically with age: study
    Caring for individuals with autism and other special needs tends to involve a lifetime of expenses, whether it is paying for caregivers, accommodation or daily necessities. A study from the University of California, Davis (UCD), shows…
Rank this Week: 1804

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • May 25

    The Psychology of Decision Making by Attorneys for Personal Care – What You Won’t Learn in the Substitute Decisions Act (SDA)

    The Psychology of Decision Making by Attorneys for Personal Care – What You Won’t Learn in the Substitute Decisions Act (SDA)
    In a nutshell, the duty of Attorneys for Personal Care under the SDA is to act as a substitute decision-maker (SDM) for proposed healthcare interventions if the person is incapable of making that decision, and in doing so, to make…
  • May 25

    Multiple Wills – the West Coast version

    Multiple Wills – the West Coast version
    This Blog was written by: Natalie Rouse Most of us are familiar with the 1998 decision of Granovsky Estate v Ontario. The case has been the leading authority to permit planning with multiple Wills in Ontario. The use of multiple Wills is now…
  • May 24

    The Law Commission of Ontario Seeks Public Consultation

    The Law Commission of Ontario Seeks Public Consultation
    The Law Commission of Ontario’s (LCO) Improving the Last Stages of Life project released two final research papers ahead of publishing its consultation paper. The LCO’s project examines how Ontario laws are shaping the quality of…
Rank this Week: 3080

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.czepigalaw.com/blog/
  • May 25

    Will Your Kids Be Responsible For Your Debt?

    Will Your Kids Be Responsible For Your Debt?
    For most of us, debt is a way of life. We finance our cars and homes, we use our credit cards to pay for holiday gifts and vacations. We borrow money to send our kids to college. Even if we use credit wisely, we still may end up with a pile…
  • May 12

    The 1 Thing You Must Do As Trustee: Get A Tax ID Number

    The 1 Thing You Must Do As Trustee: Get A Tax ID Number
    By Peter Smith When it comes to managing a trust, ensuring a smooth process has a lot to do with knowing the rules and paying attention to the details. For instance, if you are the trustee of a trust, did you know that you need to get a…
  • Apr 25

    Challenging a Will in Connecticut – What You Need to Know

    Challenging a Will in Connecticut – What You Need to Know
    By David Green Contrary to popular belief, a Will or Last Will and Testament, isn’t always written in stone. Quite frequently, disputes arise over the contents of a Will and the parties who are at odds must seek outside help to resolve…
Rank this Week: 2695

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/
  • May 25

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction
    The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States is growing rapidly. So, too, are the number of myths surrounding the disease and other forms of dementia. Let’s begin by looking at what we do know about…
  • May 22

    Fair and Equal Estate Planning

    Fair and Equal Estate Planning
    Is Equal Fair with Estate Planning? Most of our clients want to treat their children fairly and equally.  Splitting assets equally among the children may be easy, but is it fair? When dividing assets, it is often important to determine…
  • May 19

    Online wills may cause trouble and additional cost

    Online wills may cause trouble and additional cost
    There have been many reports of unintended consequences related to the use of online wills over the past few years.  In fact, I have written about many of these issues on this blog. It is important for individuals to understand that…
Rank this Week: 994

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/
  • May 25

    Is Your Attorney Tech Savvy?

    Is Your Attorney Tech Savvy?
    Lawyers aren’t known as the most forward-thinking, technologically savvy group. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, since a key principle of the American judicial system is the concept of precedent; making decisions now that are…
  • May 22

    Trends in the Banking Industry

    Trends in the Banking Industry
    It was my pleasure to attend the recent Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry presentation of the “Changing Nature of Banking in Central PA.”  The presenters were Brian Bisignani of Post & Schell and Dave Hornberger…
  • May 16

    Leadership Lancaster Announces New Executive Director

    Leadership Lancaster Announces New Executive Director
    As a recent graduate of Leadership Lancaster’s Core Class and member of the ACHIEVE Committee, it’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the programs that Leadership Lancaster offers to Lancaster County. For more information on…
Rank this Week: 5044

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/
  • May 25

    New episode of The Law Show now online - and we've answered a ton of your questions!

    New episode of The Law Show now online - and we've answered a ton of your questions!
    The latest episode of The Law Show is now online and available for listening on www.vocm.com (and yes, it's free). This week we answered a long list of questions sent in to us at our email at thelawshowNL@gmail.com, or here on this blog. We…
  • May 24

    You can't use your parents' bank accounts after they die. You just can't.

    You can't use your parents' bank accounts after they die. You just can't.
    As thousands of Canadians are finding out each year, they cannot gain access to their parents' assets after the parents' death just because the parent allowed them access while they were alive. Parents need to make wills putting someone in…
  • May 23

    Court challenge over elderly man's will may be a sign of things to come

    Court challenge over elderly man's will may be a sign of things to come
    There is a very sad, upsetting case being heard in the Ontario court. It is about the will of Christos Vloyiannitis, who died in 2013 at the age of 78. Before Mr. Vloyiannitis died, he changed his will to make his caregivers, a married couple…
Rank this Week: 4910

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeestatelawblog.com/
  • May 25

    What Assets are Really Held in My Revocable Living Trust?

    What Assets are Really Held in My Revocable Living Trust?
    A Revocable Living Trust is a common and popular tool of estate planning. As opposed to trusts that are created in a will and take effect after a person’s death, a living trust is created by a person (called the Grantor)…
  • Apr 26

    How Do I Find Out if I Am Entitled to an Inheritance?

    How Do I Find Out if I Am Entitled to an Inheritance?
    What can you do if a loved one passes away and you did not have a close relationship? Maybe your father is in a second marriage with children and you only spoke with him a few times a year. Or you are recently estranged from a family…
  • Mar 7

    (Why) Do Millennials Need Estate Planning?

    (Why) Do Millennials Need Estate Planning?
    Most estate planning clients are either retired, elderly folks who are thinking about how to best leave their assets to their adult children and grandchildren, or are middle aged married couples making sure they have the right plan in…
Rank this Week: 2670

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/
  • May 25

    The MFT Complaint: Rollovers and Common Trust Fund

    The MFT Complaint: Rollovers and Common Trust Fund
    In paragraphs 39 through 52, and paragraphs 79 through 95, of the Complaint filed against the Missouri Funeral Trust, the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors raises issues with regard to the preneed trusts that were transferred by…
  • May 20

    The MFT Complaint: Assumption of Duties of a Prior Seller

    The MFT Complaint: Assumption of Duties of a Prior Seller
    In Paragraphs 35 through 38 of the Complaint filed against the Missouri Funeral Trust, the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors seek discipline against MFT for its inability to produce copies of contracts sold by a funeral home that…
  • May 16

    Missouri HB 596: Messages Received?

    Missouri HB 596: Messages Received?
    The legislation that would have converted the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors from an industry board to a consumer board did not get to a vote on the floor, but got further than most expected.   Seeking to…
Rank this Week: 1285

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/
  • May 25

    2017 PENNSYLVANIA TAX AMNESTY PROGRAM

    2017 PENNSYLVANIA TAX AMNESTY PROGRAM
    What Is The Pennsylvania Tax Amnesty Program? The PA Tax Amnesty program creates an incentive for taxpayers to pay there tax liabilities during a narrow time period that ends on June 19, 2017.  While this program is open, the PA ……
  • Feb 28

    IRS Installment Agreements: 2017 User Fee Schedule and Option

    IRS Installment Agreements: 2017 User Fee Schedule and Option
    Starting in 2017, the IRS has revised its user fee schedule for installment agreements. The new fee schedule applies to installment agreements entered into, restructured or reinstated on or after January 2, 2017. The final regulations…
  • Jan 10

    A Handy Chart of 2017, 2016 and 2015 Retirement Plan & IRA Contribution Limits, Maximum Benefits, Maximum Income Subject to Social Security

    A Handy Chart of 2017, 2016 and 2015 Retirement Plan & IRA Contribution Limits, Maximum Benefits, Maximum Income Subject to Social Security
    Filed under: 401(k) Elective Deferral Limits, Annual Compensation Limit, Catch Up Contributions, Highly Compensated Employee Limit, IRA Contribution Limits, Key Employee Threshold Limit, Maximum Income Subject To Social Security, Retirement…
Rank this Week: 3621

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/
  • May 25

    Tips When Considering Estate Planning

    Tips When Considering Estate Planning
    Comprehensive estate planning is an important part of aging, especially if you have already started a family. Estate planning for young families can be an unpleasant topic, but it is extremely important. Making sure that your heirs are…
  • May 23

    Tips for Avoiding a Will Contest

    Tips for Avoiding a Will Contest
    Comprehensive estate planning can be a confusing process. It can be even more confusing with larger estates or with multiple children. Parents want to ensure that their estate plan provides for their children’s financial security, but…
  • May 21

    Removing a Trustee in New York

    Removing a Trustee in New York
    Selecting the right trustee to administer your estate is a crucial part of ensuring that your assets are distributed according to your wishes and that your estate is settled correctly. While many people can and should put a great deal of…
Rank this Week: 5133

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • May 25

    The Need for Medicaid Planning

    The Need for Medicaid Planning
    Estate planning should involve more than simply deciding how your estate assets will be distributed upon your death. In fact, a well thought out estate plan should also protect, and help grow, those assets while you are alive and ensure that…
  • May 23

    The Guardianship Proce

    The Guardianship Proce
    If you are an adult child, one of the most painful moments in your lifetime will be when you realize your mother or father is no longer able to safely care for himself/herself. Whether the cause is physical injury, Alzheimer’s, or the…
  • May 18

    Life Saving Benefit of a DocuBank Emergency Card

    Life Saving Benefit of a DocuBank Emergency Card
    A DocuBank emergency card lets your doctors instantly obtain your advance directives. Every client of German Law Group receives their first year of DocuBank membership for free. The more your doctors know about you, the better treatment they…
Rank this Week: 2237

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/
  • May 25

    New Study Identifies Stress Levels and Retirement Tied to Job Prior

    New Study Identifies Stress Levels and Retirement Tied to Job Prior
    Whether or not your stress rises or decreases after retirement depends on the job you had prior to leaving the workforce, according to a new British study published recently. Those individuals who have low status ad low level jobs are more…
  • May 18

    What to Do When You Want to Leave Behind Different Amounts for Your Children When You Pass Away?

    What to Do When You Want to Leave Behind Different Amounts for Your Children When You Pass Away?
    The most common estate plan today will leave assets equally to all of your children. In some situations, however, equal distribution is not desired nor does it make sense for your family members. Parents frequently have logical reasons for…
  • May 11

    The Generational Shift of Planned and Unplanned Giving

    The Generational Shift of Planned and Unplanned Giving
    For some people, thinking ahead about estate planning has little to do with their family and more to do with impact they intend to leave behind. When it comes to deciding what should happen with your life savings or your other assets, older…
Rank this Week: 4758

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • May 24

    Petitioner Requests Settlement of Accounts of Estate

    Petitioner Requests Settlement of Accounts of Estate
    This matter comes before the Court by reason of the objection of certain legatees of the decedents herein to that portion of the intermediate accounts filed by the Executor which allocates certain fire insurance proceeds in the sum of…
  • May 24

    Court Seeks to Determine if a Loan was Taken out by Estate

    Court Seeks to Determine if a Loan was Taken out by Estate
    This is a probate case where the decedent died on May 1, 2004, leaving a will which was admitted to probate on July 7, 2004. The decedent was survived by his four children. The will makes pre-residuary cash bequests of $45,000.00 to each of…
  • May 14

    Court Appoints Temporary Administrator

    Court Appoints Temporary Administrator
    In this estate proceeding, an Order and decree, Surrogate’s Court, New York County, entered on or about May 22, 1995, which removed the preliminary coexecutors, and appointed the lawyer and a Trust Company as temporary administrators,…
Rank this Week: 3297

Palm Springs Estate Planning…

Palm Springs Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate taxes, probate, trusts, wills and estate planning. By Julia Burt Law and El Paseo Law Group.

http://www.palmspringsestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • May 24

    Burt & Associates Attorneys Named Top Lawyer

    Burt & Associates Attorneys Named Top Lawyer
    Congratulations to Julia E. Burt, Heidi Richert Clerc and Elaine E. Hill on being named Top Lawyers by Palm Springs Life. We pride ourselves on our excellent service to clients and our top-notch legal expertise.
  • Oct 14

    Heidi Richert Clerc becomes a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law

    Heidi Richert Clerc becomes a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law
    We are pleased to announce that the California Board of Legal Specialization has certified Heidi Richert Clerc in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law. Heidi joins the ranks of the other Certified Specialists at Burt & Associates…
  • Oct 14

    Heidi Richert Clerc becomes a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law

    Heidi Richert Clerc becomes a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law
    We are pleased to announce that the California Board of Legal Specialization has certified Heidi Richert Clerc in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law. Heidi joins the ranks of the other Certified Specialists at Burt & Associates…
Rank this Week: 3288

McDevitt Law Office

McDevitt Law Office

Covers estate planning and family law in Virginia.

http://www.mcdevittlaw.net/blog-index/
  • May 24

    The lesser known effect of Trump’s executive order

    The lesser known effect of Trump’s executive order
    Earlier this year, President Trump signed the executive order titled: “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.” This order dramatically changes how immigration laws are enforced within the United States. The…
  • Apr 25

    The perils of social media in divorce

    The perils of social media in divorce
    The prevalence of social media has made divorce proceedings far more complicated than they once were. The arrival of the Cloud and other comparable wireless storage implies that your “private” data may not be as concealed as you…
  • Apr 18

    Probate in a state other then your domicile

    Probate in a state other then your domicile
    If you own property located in a state other than your domicile, you should not have to create another will in that state. The reason is that most states recognize a will that was legally executed in another jurisdiction. However, it may be…
Rank this Week: 1823

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/
  • May 24

    What Happens if You Missed the Tax Deadline?

    What Happens if You Missed the Tax Deadline?
    Many taxpayers are highly conscientious regarding tax deadlines and ensuring that all obligations are squared away in a timely manner. Other taxpayers may take a more relaxed approach to their taxes but nevertheless successfully manage to get…
  • May 24

    Is a Living Trust Appropriate for a Californian? If I Form One, Do I Still Need a Will?

    Is a Living Trust Appropriate for a Californian? If I Form One, Do I Still Need a Will?
    As most California lawyers and estate planning professional would likely state, estate plans are necessary to protect not only your assets and the things you have worked for but also your goals. While there are many ways for an individual to…
  • May 15

    7 Legal Reasons to Evict a Tenant through an Unlawful Detainer Action

    7 Legal Reasons to Evict a Tenant through an Unlawful Detainer Action
    While the overheated real estate market is a problem for some, landlords and property owners in California have a highly profitable opportunity to rent their home, condominium, or apartment. Tenants can occupy an array of structures, however,…
Rank this Week: 1871

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
  • May 24

    Would You Like a Power of Attorney with that Diploma?

    Would You Like a Power of Attorney with that Diploma?
    It’s that time of year again. High school seniors are preparing to graduate and head off to college, and parents are wondering how it’s possible that their children are all grown up! It’s a milestone that highlights how…
  • May 10

    Will Having a Will Help me Avoid Probate?

    Will Having a Will Help me Avoid Probate?
    I received a note this week from someone who was confused. A friend’s husband had died leaving a Will that gave his wife a house he owned before they were married. She had presented a copy of the warranty deed, marriage license, and…
  • May 3

    How Do I Revoke A Texas Transfer On Death Deed?

    How Do I Revoke A Texas Transfer On Death Deed?
    One of the benefits of a Transfer on Death Deed is that it is completely revocable during the grantor (the homeowner making the deed). According to the Transfer on Death Deed Statute, a Transfer on Death Deed can be revoked in one of the…
Rank this Week: 4964

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • May 24

    These Retirement Errors Could Cost You and Your Kid

    These Retirement Errors Could Cost You and Your Kid
    Planning ahead for retirement is something you’ve probably been doing for a long time. However, many people are plodding along with their retirement plans without realizing that some mistakes could be costing them and their children in…
  • May 17

    Top Tips for Helping You Identify Your Retirement Age

    Top Tips for Helping You Identify Your Retirement Age
    Looking ahead to retirement can help you figure out whether you have saved enough to support your lifestyle and how you intend to pass on some of your assets to others. The typical worker in the United States retires at age 63, but a growing…
  • May 10

    How Will You Spend Your Time in Retirement: Tips for Planning

    How Will You Spend Your Time in Retirement: Tips for Planning
    The answer to when is the appropriate age to retire is not easy for anyone to answer, but one of the most important things to consider as you evaluate this question is how you intend to spend your days. This will have a significant impact on…
Rank this Week: 3709

Ask Liza: Nolo's Estate Planning…

Ask Liza: Nolo's Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning and wills. By Liza Weiman Hanks.

http://blog.nolo.com/estateplanning/
  • May 23

    We refinanced. Did our house get taken out of the trust?

    We refinanced. Did our house get taken out of the trust?
    Dear Liza:  We are a married couple in our 40s with 2 kids with a living trust. Our primary residence is a part of the trust. We refinanced our primary residence a couple of months ago. We are not sure whether our…
  • May 3

    Why Does Met Life Need to Transfer an Annuity to the Estate?

    Why Does Met Life Need to Transfer an Annuity to the Estate?
    Dear Liza:  My father recently died.  My dad had a trust set up naming me as the trustee and my brother, sister, and I are to split my dad’s assets evenly.  I have set up a trust account at his bank (B of A) and have…
  • Dec 7

    My Aunt Left Me a House, is Probate Required?

    My Aunt Left Me a House, is Probate Required?
    Dear Liza: My relative passed away and I am the only surviving close relative.  She left a will that listed me as the beneficiary of her real property.  Her only assets were a small house tax value, $37,500 and 2 joint bank…
Rank this Week: 1178

Life/Death/Law Blog

Life/Death/Law Blog

Covers tax planning, estate planning, trusts, wills and charitable giving. By Liza Hanks.

http://www.paloaltoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • May 23

    Single? No Estate Plan? Bad Idea

    Single? No Estate Plan? Bad Idea
    A few months ago, the New York Times published an article entitled, “Single? No Children? No Will? Big Mistake.” I’ve been meaning to write about it ever since. The author writes, “Certain people never reach one of…
  • May 3

    An Old Friend and California’s End Of Life Option Act

    An Old Friend and California’s End Of Life Option Act
    The End of Life Option Act allows Californians to request drugs to end their lives if certain condition are met. In March of 2017, Tom Negrino used that law to end his life.
  • Nov 16

    How to Keep Your Old Property Tax Rate for a New House if You Are Over 55

    How to Keep Your Old Property Tax Rate for a New House if You Are Over 55
    Homeowners 55 years and older can purchase a new home of equal or lesser value and keep their low property taxes, if certain rules are followed.
Rank this Week: 3649