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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: 22

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/
  • Jul 19

    Johnson v. North Shore Yacht Works Corp.

    Johnson v. North Shore Yacht Works Corp.
    In British Columbia, a trustee acting in the administration of a trust is generally entitled to be reimbursed for his or her reasonable expenses out of the trust assets. But what if the trustee makes a contract in respect of the trust assets,…
  • Jul 16

    Sabey Rule LLP Welcomes Mark Brade

    Sabey Rule LLP Welcomes Mark Brade
    I am pleased to announce that Mark Brade has joined our firm as an associate.Mark is currently focused on real estate law, as well as developing his estate planning, estate administration and business law practices.He is a graduate of…
  • Jul 3

    Parker v. Felgate

    Parker v. Felgate
    My friend and colleague John Poyser sent these photographs of Upper Gloucester Place, Dorset Square, to me.This building was the home of Georgina Annie Stephens Compton, who died on September 2, 1882. Mary Ann Flack, signed Georgina…
Rank this Week: 71

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/
  • Jul 27

    How Long Do I Have to File for Innocent Spouse Relief?

    How Long Do I Have to File for Innocent Spouse Relief?
    You generally must file a request for innocent spouse relief within two years from the date that the IRS first attempts to collect the tax from you. If you do not have all of the documentation you need, you still need to file the form 8857…
  • Jul 25

    Can I Prevent My Spouse From Getting Innocent Spouse Relief?

    Can I Prevent My Spouse From Getting Innocent Spouse Relief?
    The IRS must notify the other spouse—referred to as the nonrequesting spouse—if one spouse files a request for innocent spouse relief. If your spouse is successful in their attempt to receive innocent spouse relief, you will be on…
  • Jul 24

    Can the IRS Take My House or Car?

    Can the IRS Take My House or Car?
    The IRS may seize your real estate, car, or other property to satisfy delinquent tax debt. The IRS will sell your interest in the property and apply the proceeds, after the costs of the sale, to your tax debt. Before selling your property,…
Rank this Week: 196

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Attention Central PA Entrepreneurs: Startup Pitch Competition Coming to Lancaster

    Attention Central PA Entrepreneurs: Startup Pitch Competition Coming to Lancaster
    Lancaster’s business and technology community continues to get noticed on the national stage. Earlier this month, it was announced that the Rise of the Rest 6.0 Tour will be coming to Lancaster on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Rise of the…
  • Jul 19

    Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Program Aims to Help Save Time and Money

    Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Program Aims to Help Save Time and Money
    Two of the most common complaints I hear as a litigation attorney are “why is it so expensive” and “why does it take so long.” Part of the answer to both questions are the procedural rules for discovery which often end…
  • Jul 17

    Property Tax Reassessments – School Districts Increased Their Millage Rate

    Property Tax Reassessments – School Districts Increased Their Millage Rate
    Lancaster Online recently discussed the property tax rates for the 2018-19 tax year for all Lancaster County school districts. Since your school tax is usually much larger than the municipal and county tax, the increase in the school tax rate…
Rank this Week: 217

The Startup Stream

The Startup Stream

By McAvoy & Murphy Law Firm. Covers estate planning, real estate, immigration, bankruptcy, and business.

https://thestartupstream.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 212

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.florida-probate-lawyer.com/probate
  • Jan 24

    Ownership of Safe Deposit Box Content

    Ownership of Safe Deposit Box Content
    Who owns the contents of a safe-deposit box when two people are on the box and one dies? The answer may depend on what is specifically provided in the lease or rental agreement with the bank.  In other words, does the bank have a written…
  • Jan 9

    Due Process, Death and Taxe

    Due Process, Death and Taxe
    I have written extensively about the application of the due process requirements under both the Florida and United States Constitutions in previous blogs and cannot resist touching upon a recent opinion in a state court case applying federal…
  • Dec 27

    Trust Revocation: No Magic Art is Necessary

    Trust Revocation: No Magic Art is Necessary
    The Uniform Trust Code §602(c) provides that a settlor may revoke or amend a revocable trust by substantial compliance with a method provided in the terms of the trust or by any method manifesting clear and convincing evidence of the…
Rank this Week: 130

The Ohio Trust & Estate Blog

The Ohio Trust & Estate Blog

Covers estate tax, marriage, medicaid and probate. By Michael D. Bonasera.

http://www.bonasera.org
  • Dec 18

    TOMMY!

    TOMMY!
    So I’ve not posted for a while.  In fact, you’ll note that I mention in the below post that my son was about a month from arriving…  Well, arrive he did.  On 6/18/2012 Tommy arrived and, smiling almost ever…
  • May 8

    Sad Update

    Sad Update
    Its been a while since I’ve written anything here and, though I fully intend to get back to it in the coming months, a couple sad events required mentioning: MCA died last Friday.  The number of tributes available on the web make this…
  • Aug 16

    So Many Great Blogs, So Little Time

    So Many Great Blogs, So Little Time
    My Google Reader account is getting pretty full-up.  There’s so many great resources out there for estate planning that it’s getting hard to keep up!  It’s a nice problem to have I guess…
Rank this Week: 215

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Discusses the complications, pitfalls, and the overall state of affairs of trusts and estates in Canada. By Megan F. Connolly.

http://www.torontoestatemonitor.com/
  • Mar 7

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse
    The recent decision of the Superior Court of Justice in the Murphy Estate considers what happens when parties to a proceeding settle a matter on the basis of faulty facts and one of the parties suffers from “buyer’s remorse”. 
  • Mar 7

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse
    The recent decision of the Superior Court of Justice in the Murphy Estate considers what happens when parties to a proceeding settle a matter on the basis of faulty facts and one of the parties suffers from “buyer’s…
  • Mar 5

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt
    One of an estate trustee’s duties is to pay the debts that a deceased individual owed when he or she died.  As I have previously discussed, the estate trustee is generally not personally liable for the deceased’s debts – they are paid…
Rank this Week: 269

Hazen Law Group Blog

Hazen Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning, elder care and disability planning.

http://www.hazenlawgroup.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 305

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 27

    They're Engaged!...Top 5 Financial Considerations Before the Wedding

    They're Engaged!...Top 5 Financial Considerations Before the Wedding
    When children or grandchildren are engaged to be married, financial and estate planning are rarely top priorities. Planning for the big day requires copious amounts of time and a dedication to minute details, but this narrow focus ignores…
  • Jul 27

    Article on Dealing with Shares on a Shareholder's Death: The Plight of the Deceased's Personal Representative

    Article on Dealing with Shares on a Shareholder's Death: The Plight of the Deceased's Personal Representative
    Akmal Hidayah Halim, Wan Noraini Mohd Salim, Halyani Hassan, Nor Azlina Mohd Noor, & Azhani Arshad recently published an Article entitled, Dealing with Shares on a Shareholder's Death: The Plight of the Deceased's Personal Representative,…
  • Jul 27

    Top 5 Things to Remember If You’re the Executor

    Top 5 Things to Remember If You’re the Executor
    When a loved one passes away, there is no convenient checklist of duties provided to the bereaved detailing all the responsibilities that must be checked off the list. This is especially true for an executor of an estate. Fortunately,…
Rank this Week: 2146

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/
Rank this Week: 1802

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Probate Attorney Fees - Extraordinary Compensation

    Probate Attorney Fees - Extraordinary Compensation
    When an attorney handles a probate, they may be entitled to two methods of payment from the estate, ordinary compensation and extraordinary compensation. This is also known as ordinary fees and extraordinary fees. Ordinary compensation is…
  • Jul 14

    Power of Attorney - Agent's Authority

    Power of Attorney - Agent's Authority
    When a principal appoints an agent, the agent's authority is limited by the scope of the authorizing document. For example, if the principal only permits the agent to sell the principal's house while they are on vacation, this would not…
  • Jun 29

    Estate Planning and Divorce

    Estate Planning and Divorce
    Unfortunately the words "till death do us part" do not hold true with every marriage. Stating the obvious, some marriages end with a dissolution. When it comes to inheritance rights, married, legally separated and divorced have very important…
Rank this Week: 3053

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Five Ways Your Will Can Become Usele

    Five Ways Your Will Can Become Usele
    Wills do not expire, but certain changes can render them useless. It is important to review your will periodically to ensure it still does what you want. The following are five ways your will can become out of date.  Your beneficiaries…
  • Jul 21

    Illinois Living Will Act

    Illinois Living Will Act
    The Illinois Living Will Act has been in effect since 1984. It is based on the common law doctrine of informed consent. This right gives individuals the authority to refuse medical treatment. It also gives individuals the ability to record…
  • Jul 14

    Where there’s a Will there’s a Way

    Where there’s a Will there’s a Way
    The ability to make a will involves the issue of mental capacity. In Illinois, there is a presumption that every adult is sane until the contrary is proven and the burden is upon him who asserts the lack of testamentary capacity. In…
Rank this Week: 949

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: 4953

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
Rank this Week: 4608

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

Features estate planning and elder law news. By Moynihan Lyons PC.

http://blog.moynihanlyons.com/
  • Jul 27

    Some Japanese Families Forgo Traditional Funeral

    Some Japanese Families Forgo Traditional Funeral
    Funeral services have traditionally been elaborate, expensive affairs, but changes are underway. The extreme expense of traditional funeral services in Japan, combined with a shortage of crematoriums, has many Japanese families turning to…
  • Jul 26

    Debt Issue Can Be Addressed in Estate Plan

    Debt Issue Can Be Addressed in Estate Plan
    Specifying how debt should be handled can solve some problems before they arrive. A death debt load can create problems for heirs and executors, according to the Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog explained in "Use Your Will To…
  • Jul 25

    The Future of Medicaid Is Important to Everyone

    The Future of Medicaid Is Important to Everyone
    As Congress debates Medicaid, some Americans ignore the issue because they think it will not have an impact on them. They are most likely wrong. Many people think Medicaid will never be part of their lives but chances are they are mistaken,…
Rank this Week: 2935

Krueger & Hernandez SC Blog

Krueger & Hernandez SC Blog

Covers personal injury and estate planning.

http://www.kh-law.net/blog/
  • Jul 27

    What is the Probate Process?

    What is the Probate Process?
    There is a good chance that you have heard the term “probate” in the past. Even so, this doesn’t mean that you fully understand the process that follows after a loved one passes away. The American Bar Association does a…
  • Jul 25

    Wisconsin Divorce Law: Child Custody and Mediation: An Alternative

    Wisconsin Divorce Law: Child Custody and Mediation: An Alternative
    When going through a divorce, one area where many parties disagree is the physical placement of the children. This is a “hot button” issue because placement impacts child support payments and where the children will live. Parents…
  • Jul 20

    Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Law: Report Your Injury to Employer Immediately

    Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Law: Report Your Injury to Employer Immediately
    Many of my clients get denied worker’s compensation benefits because they failed to report their injury to their employer in a timely manner. What usually happens is the employer and the insurance company denies the injury because there…
Rank this Week: 1357

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
  • Jul 27

     Whose House Is It?  Surviving-Spouse Property Right

     Whose House Is It?  Surviving-Spouse Property Right
    Despite the piles of paperwork many find the process of purchasing a house to be exciting. Watching the realtor slap a “SOLD” sticker across the sign, and having a set of keys slid across the closing table are moments many people…
  • Jul 18

    7 Ways to Beat the Caregiver Shortage for Your Parent’s Home Care

    7 Ways to Beat the Caregiver Shortage for Your Parent’s Home Care
    A new report from PHI and LeadingAge Minnesota paints a clear picture of Minnesota’s changing demographics and its impact on providing care at home to elderly parents. Here are just a couple of the facts from the State of Care:…
  • Jul 12

    The Health Care Directive – an Easy First Step into Estate Planning

    The Health Care Directive – an Easy First Step into Estate Planning
    There are many forms of Health Care Directives online – different styles and formats. It is often emphasized that, more than filling out the form, it’s the conversations it can spark that are really impactful. That is of course an…
Rank this Week: 2877

Simmons & Schiavo, LLP Blog

Simmons & Schiavo, LLP Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://blog.sslawoffices.com
  • Jul 27

    Physician Assisted Suicide in California

    Physician Assisted Suicide in California
    Last year, the State of California enacted a controversial new law that allows doctors to prescribe medicine to terminally ill patients that will let patients decide when to end their lives. The state has recently issued its first report on…
  • Jul 24

    Medicaid Fact

    Medicaid Fact
    Repeal of the Affordable Care Act has been one the biggest news items in recent weeks. Changes to Medicaid in Republican proposals have received a lot of attention, but many people do not know exactly what Medicaid does. You probably know…
  • Jul 21

    Fiduciary Rule Confusion

    Fiduciary Rule Confusion
    The new fiduciary rule for financial advisers has caused a lot of confusion about what is and is not allowed with retirement accounts. On June 9, a controversial new Department of Labor rule went into effect. The rule seems simple enough.…
Rank this Week: 1792

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Jul 27

    The Basics of Suffolk County Wills and Trust

    The Basics of Suffolk County Wills and Trust
    Elder Care Attorney Helping Families in Suffolk County Prepare Wills and Trusts Wills and trusts are essential estate planning techniques that protect your assets, but also your loved ones. While there are plenty of facts and guides out…
  • Jul 20

    Common Suffolk County Medicaid Issues to Know

    Common Suffolk County Medicaid Issues to Know
    Experienced Medicaid Planning Attorney Helping Families in Suffolk County Medicaid planning is something that seniors do to ensure they have funds in place for nursing homes and other medical care in the future. Today, nursing homes are…
  • Jul 13

    Effective Suffolk County Estate Planning Tip

    Effective Suffolk County Estate Planning Tip
    Estate Planning Attorneys Serving Families in Suffolk County Estate planning is one of those things you know you must complete but are reluctant to do so. Whether the idea of visiting your mortality keeps you away, or you just feel you do not…
Rank this Week: 2376

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/blog
  • Jul 27

    Probate is a Hassle

    Probate is a Hassle
    How much easier would you family’s life be if they never had to go to Court?  How much better would it be to not have to spend your hard-earned money on lawyers for Court? Probate Is A Hassle Probate is a hassle, is expensive, and…
  • Jul 26

    I’m Looking For An Estate Planning Attorney Near Me

    I’m Looking For An Estate Planning Attorney Near Me
    If you are looking for an estate planning attorney near me, hopefully you have come to the right spot. We are located in centrally located downtown Springdale, Arkansas.  We serve all of Benton and Washington counties including Bella…
  • Jul 26

    Estate Planning Book

    Estate Planning Book
    There are many estate planning books on the market, but this one is FREE… Secrets of Excellent Estate Planning LEARN HOW TO Eliminate Uncertainties & Risks. Keep Your Assets Out of Trouble! Prevent Probate Just Some of What You Get…
Rank this Week: 1436

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Covers trusts and estate planning.

https://hullandhull.com/feed/
  • Jul 27

    Unincorporated Associations and Resulting Trust

    Unincorporated Associations and Resulting Trust
    As we all know, the “beneficiary principle” holds that no trust may arise in favour of a beneficiary who lacks legal personality. There are, however, ways by which money may be held for private purposes. One such method is an…
  • Jul 26

    Living longer? We all are – Plan your finances accordingly

    Living longer? We all are – Plan your finances accordingly
    A lot can change in 100 years. In 1920, the life expectancy at birth for the average Canadian male was 59 years – and only 61 years for women. Fast forward to today and the numbers are remarkably different – nearly 80 years for…
  • Jul 25

    Hull on Estates #525 – Appointment of Estate Trustees During Litigation

    Hull on Estates #525 – Appointment of Estate Trustees During Litigation
    Today on Hull on Estates, Natalia Angelini and Umair Abdul Qadir discuss Justice Myer’s recent decision in Moyer v Rubin, 2017 ONSC 3498, regarding the Court’s discretion to appoint an Estate Trustee During Litigation.…
Rank this Week: 1739

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A.…

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A. Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.arkansas-estateplanning.com/blog/
  • Jul 26

    Do I need a Will if I have a Trust? Three Reasons the Answer is “Yes”

    Do I need a Will if I have a Trust? Three Reasons the Answer is “Yes”
    This is an article from Hunter Law Office (www.hunterlawoffice.net) in Fishers, Indiana, that we thought others may find helpful. I get this question often and the answer is likely not what you think! First, it’s important to…
  • Jul 19

    Wills vs. Trusts: A Quick & Simple Reference Guide

    Wills vs. Trusts: A Quick & Simple Reference Guide
    This is an article from the Law Office of Russell M. Blood (http://www.russbloodlaw.com) in South Jordan, Utah, that we thought others might find helpful. Confused about the differences between wills and trusts?  If so, you’re not…
  • Jul 12

    Estate Planning for Millennial

    Estate Planning for Millennial
    This is an article from the Kulas Law Group (https://www.kulaslaw.com/) in Port St. Lucie, Florida, that we thought others may find helpful. When it comes to legal issues that millennials probably have not thought about, estate planning is…
Rank this Week: 2084

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jul 26

    Married or Not Married? That is the question.

    Married or Not Married? That is the question.
    As most of you know by now, a legally married surviving spouse has all sorts of valuable inheritance rights under Florida Law.  Often, the question of whether or not a decedent was validly married at the time of his or her death is the…
  • Apr 25

    Adoption Series Part Six: When does a trust beneficiary have legal standing to challenge an adoption?

    Adoption Series Part Six: When does a trust beneficiary have legal standing to challenge an adoption?
    For some reason, Florida has had more than its fair share of interesting adoption questions. Remember the man that tried to adopt his girlfriend!  (Adoption Series Part 2, June 13, 2014.  Other prior blogs on adoption include: …
  • Apr 4

    Education, Education, Education

    Education, Education, Education
    There is a new book out titled: The Death of Expertise.  The subtitle is “The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters”.  The book deals primarily with politics and reviewers have labeled it…
Rank this Week: 2705

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Jul 26

    Married or Not Married? That is the question.

    Married or Not Married? That is the question.
    As most of you know by now, a legally married surviving spouse has all sorts of valuable inheritance rights under Florida Law.  Often, the question of whether or not a decedent was validly married at the time of his or her death is the…
  • Apr 25

    Adoption Series Part Six: When does a trust beneficiary have legal standing to challenge an adoption?

    Adoption Series Part Six: When does a trust beneficiary have legal standing to challenge an adoption?
    For some reason, Florida has had more than its fair share of interesting adoption questions. Remember the man that tried to adopt his girlfriend!  (Adoption Series Part 2, June 13, 2014.  Other prior blogs on adoption include: …
  • Apr 4

    Education, Education, Education

    Education, Education, Education
    There is a new book out titled: The Death of Expertise.  The subtitle is “The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters”.  The book deals primarily with politics and reviewers have labeled it…
Rank this Week: 3938

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Jul 26

    Do You Know When to Use a Subpoena?

    Do You Know When to Use a Subpoena?
    A “subpoena” is a writ or an order that compels a witness to either show up and testify or produce something. CCP §1985(a). You can use a subpoena in discovery or in a civil trial or hearing. Here’s a look at which…
  • Jul 24

    Visitation Rights for Grandparent

    Visitation Rights for Grandparent
    In California, grandparents may petition for visitation with their grandchildren in certain situations. Here’s an overview of when grandparents may seek visitation and the presumptions their petitions will face. When a parent is…
  • Jul 21

    Establishing Credibility in Plaintiff’s Opening Statement

    Establishing Credibility in Plaintiff’s Opening Statement
    In a personal injury case, plaintiff’s counsel should approach the opening statement to the jury with one primary goal: establishing credibility. If the jury believes you, it will be much more likely to rule for your client.…
Rank this Week: 1972

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jul 26

    Consolidate, for Efficiency’s Sake!

    Consolidate, for Efficiency’s Sake!
    The 2014 Supreme Court decision, Hryniak v Mauldin, directly addressed the need to increase access to justice. In that case, the Supreme Court clarified and broadened a court’s fact-finding powers on summary judgment motions with the…
  • Jul 25

    Capacity Assessments and Biases to Beware of

    Capacity Assessments and Biases to Beware of
    Capacity assessments regarding capacity to manage property, testamentary capacity or capacity to appoint a power of attorney for property (POA), whether conducted contemporaneously or retrospectively, rely upon whatever materials/information…
  • Jul 23

    Have You Been Scammed Lately?

    Have You Been Scammed Lately?
    Have you been called from someone saying they are from a particular computer company and they want to fix the virus in your software program? How about the caller who identifies themselves as your granddaughter’s friend who they had…
Rank this Week: 2942

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

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

http://www.texaswillsandtrustslaw.com
  • Jul 26

    The Consequences of an Outright Distribution to a Spouse in Blended Familie

    The Consequences of an Outright Distribution to a Spouse in Blended Familie
    Estate planning can be complicated in blended families. If you have children from a prior relationship, making an outright distribution of your estate to your spouse may result in your children being disinherited. Why? Because when you make…
  • Jul 19

    Will Former Spouse Inherit Bank Account if Named as P.O.D. Beneficiary?

    Will Former Spouse Inherit Bank Account if Named as P.O.D. Beneficiary?
    I received a note recently from someone whose brother had recently passed away. Her brother was divorced and had no children. He was survived by four siblings. Both his parents were deceased. His savings account designated his ex-wife as the…
  • Jun 28

    Can an Agent Under a Power of Attorney Revoke a Transfer on Death Deed?

    Can an Agent Under a Power of Attorney Revoke a Transfer on Death Deed?
    The Texas Transfer on Death Deed allows homeowners to name a beneficiary who will inherit their property after they die. It works like a beneficiary designation on a bank account or an insurance policy. If a beneficiary is named, the…
Rank this Week: 4957

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

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

    Basics of Estate Planning: Asset Protection – Part 1

    Basics of Estate Planning: Asset Protection – Part 1
    This is another in a series of blogs on the basics of estate planning. This week, we’ll take a first look at asset protection. Next week, we’ll delve deeper into asset protection. Much depends upon whose assets you are looking to…
  • Jul 24

    How Peak is YOUR Performance?

    How Peak is YOUR Performance?
    Recently I was able to make time to sneak into one of the Academy’s Peak Performer sessions where I observed about 15 Academy Members playing at the top of their game. Long story, short: Mind. Blown. These attorneys are ROCK STARS! I…
  • Jul 21

    12 Truly Inspiring Company Vision and Mission Statement Example

    12 Truly Inspiring Company Vision and Mission Statement Example
    Following a recent conversation with an Academy Member discussing the difference between a company’s Vision and Mission, I took to Google to find some examples of some really great Vision and Mission statements, and one of my favorite…
Rank this Week: 3388

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 26

    Senior Driving Safety

    Senior Driving Safety
    Remember how exciting it was to get your first driver’s license? It wasn’t the prospect of getting from point A to point B faster than walking or riding a bike that excited you. No, you were thrilled about the freedom and…
  • Jul 19

    Retirement Planning All That Much More Important for Women

    Retirement Planning All That Much More Important for Women
    Although the saying goes that two can live as cheaply as one, the opposite can also be found to be true for an older woman. No woman wants to think about how her life might change in her older decades, however, living alone can lead to higher…
  • Jul 12

    Outliving Your Life Expectancy and What This Means for Retirement

    Outliving Your Life Expectancy and What This Means for Retirement
    Most people entering retirement today know that they may live a long time. Others still can expect a long life expectancy but potentially one that is impacted by one or more long-term care events. That’s why careful planning with a…
Rank this Week: 3488

Colorado Estate Planning

Colorado Estate Planning

Covers Colorado Springs estate planning & administration plus business & tax planning. By Kevin Forbush.

http://blog.forbushgoldberg.com/
  • Jul 26

    Debt Issue Can Be Addressed in Estate Plan

    Debt Issue Can Be Addressed in Estate Plan
    Specifying how debt should be handled can solve some problems before they arrive. A death debt load can create problems for heirs and executors, according to the Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog explained in "Use Your Will To Specify How…
  • Jul 25

    The Future of Medicaid Is Important to Everyone

    The Future of Medicaid Is Important to Everyone
    As Congress debates Medicaid, some Americans ignore the issue because they think it will not have an impact on them. They are most likely wrong. Many people think Medicaid will never be part of their lives but chances are they are mistaken,…
  • Jul 24

    There are Benefits and Drawbacks to Silent Trust

    There are Benefits and Drawbacks to Silent Trust
    Beneficiaries of a trust do not necessarily have to know about the trust details or its existence. A potential way to avoid the problem of unintended consequences of a trust is by using a silent trust, according to Financial Advisor in "I…
Rank this Week: 2878

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
  • Jul 25

    Things to Consider When Thinking About Prenuptial Agreement

    Things to Consider When Thinking About Prenuptial Agreement
    Couples who are in love and about to get married do not generally enjoy talking about the possibility of divorce. However, if one or both of the individuals about to be married are wealthy, or the couple is entering into a blended family…
  • Jul 17

    Justifying the Use of Child Support Payment

    Justifying the Use of Child Support Payment
    Some parents who are ordered to pay child support do not do so willingly. While it is generally understood that child support is ordered in order to assist with providing for the child, some parents feel as though the other parent…
  • Jul 11

    Changing Your Name After Your Illinois Divorce

    Changing Your Name After Your Illinois Divorce
    Many spouses decide to take their significant other's last name as their own after a wedding. When the couple divorces, especially after years of marriage, the spouse who took on a married last name can decide to keep the name or change…
Rank this Week: 1775

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jul 25

    Do you know an elderly neighbor who is being abused? Get help.

    Do you know an elderly neighbor who is being abused? Get help.
    Elder Abuse and Undue Influence Awareness Did you commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day? June 15, 2017 marked the twelfth annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, or WEAAD. Elder abuse, especially elder financial exploitation, has been…
  • Jul 11

    Your estate and assets, make sure you know what actually counts for your beneficiaries under Florida law

    Your estate and assets, make sure you know what actually counts for your beneficiaries under Florida law
    Ademption: When devises are actually not part of the estate Many unexpected things can happen in the period between the execution of a will and the death. For example, a decedent may devise the family house in Key West to her granddaughter.…
  • Jun 26

    Taxes and gifting, estate planning makes a huge difference

    Taxes and gifting, estate planning makes a huge difference
    Estate Planning: Income Tax Strategies             Law firms have had to take a spike in income tax rates, a decline in the estate tax rate, and an increasing annual estate tax exemption…
Rank this Week: 3914

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Jul 25

    2 Cases of Banks Failing to Honor Mortgage Modifications in Florida

    2 Cases of Banks Failing to Honor Mortgage Modifications in Florida
    Homeowners have been successful in enforcing mortgage modifications against foreclosing banks in Florida. Mortgages are Contracts Home mortgages, just like any other contract, can be changed (or modified) by the parties to the…
  • Jul 11

    What is Normal Wear and Tear Relating to a Tenant Security Deposit?

    What is Normal Wear and Tear Relating to a Tenant Security Deposit?
    Knowing whether or not damage is caused by “normal wear and tear” impacts how much money, if any, the landlord can deduct from the tenant’s security deposit.  Security Deposits When Renting A Home In Florida In Florida,…
  • Jun 27

    Partition of Florida Homestead Property

    Partition of Florida Homestead Property
    In Florida, “homestead property” is residential real estate which is occupied by a person or family as their permanent residence. The legal concept of “homestead” is provided by the Florida constitution.  Its…
Rank this Week: 4303

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Why would someone choose not to tell the beneficiaries who they've appointed as executor?

    Why would someone choose not to tell the beneficiaries who they've appointed as executor?
    Have you told your family who you have named as the executor of your will? Have you thought about whether there is a downside to having that information out there? A reader recently sent in a question asking about this situation, and I've…
  • Jul 20

    The Law Show: Common mistakes in home-made estate planning

    The Law Show: Common mistakes in home-made estate planning
    Today's episode of The Law Show is now online and available for listening. This time (July 21, 2017), we talked about mistakes that people make when doing their own estate planning and their own wills. Bet you'd find it enlightening! Click…
  • Jul 18

    Finding and working with a lawyer: The Law Show new episode is now online

    Finding and working with a lawyer: The Law Show new episode is now online
    Our most recent episode (July 13, 2017) of the Law Show is online and ready for listening. This time we talked about lawyers - where to find one, what to look for, how to keep costs low, what to do if your bill is too high, and much more.…
Rank this Week: 4509

Nevada Trust Reporter

Nevada Trust Reporter

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

http://blog.trustprovident.com/
  • Jul 25

    Provident Trust Group Volunteers at Opportunity Village’s Annual Board of Directors Dinner

    Provident Trust Group Volunteers at Opportunity Village’s Annual Board of Directors Dinner
    Annual Board of Directors Dinner at The Palazzo Las Vegas Raises Money for Opportunity Village Scholarship Fund. On Tuesday, May 16th, Provident Trust Group employees volunteered at Opportunity Village’s annual Board of Directors…
  • Apr 28

    Opportunity Village and Provident Trust Group

    Opportunity Village and Provident Trust Group
    Provident Trust Group is very proud to announce our volunteer partnership with Opportunity Village and attendance of our first event! … More Opportunity Village and Provident Trust Group
  • Mar 6

    New Online Portal Launch

    New Online Portal Launch
    Provident Trust Group launches its new Online Portal allowing clients an easier, faster, and more secure way of managing their investment accounts! CLICK THE LINK FOR PRESS RELEASE  
Rank this Week: 2814

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/
  • Jul 25

    Missouri Rule Rollback: How to Start the Process?

    Missouri Rule Rollback: How to Start the Process?
    Despite lacking sufficient members to take official actions, the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors met last week to discuss Executive Order 17-03.  As we reported back in January (Missouri Rule Rollback), the Order…
  • Jul 17

    The $64 Million Dollar Question: Is the Money there?

    The $64 Million Dollar Question: Is the Money there?
    While the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors’ Complaint against the Missouri Funeral Trust alleges the program has failed to maintain adequate records, documents and oversight, funeral directors want to know…
  • Jul 6

    A Cassity Update: Doug’s Request for a Compassionate Release

    A Cassity Update: Doug’s Request for a Compassionate Release
    Prison life has been hard on Doug Cassity.  The de facto executive officer of National Prearranged Services was sentenced to 10 years in Federal prison for his role in the preneed fraud that involved hundreds of millions of consumer…
Rank this Week: 896

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

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

http://www.littmankrooks.com/blog/
  • Jul 25

    Transitioning Back To Work After Receiving Disability Benefit

    Transitioning Back To Work After Receiving Disability Benefit
    By Stacy Sadove, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are generally available to adults only when they cannot participate in a substantial gainful employment due…
  • Jul 18

    The Difference Between Chronic Medicaid & Community Medicaid in New York State

    The Difference Between Chronic Medicaid & Community Medicaid in New York State
    Chronic Medicaid vs. Community Medicaid in New York State Seniors who need long-term care should know that these services are not covered by Medicare, so they will need to either purchase long-term care insurance, pay out of pocket, or apply…
  • Jun 29

    What You Should Know About New York State Paid Family Leave

    What You Should Know About New York State Paid Family Leave
    Beginning January 1, 2018, private employees in New York State will be covered by the state’s paid family leave program. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the family leave bill into law in 2016, along with a $15 minimum wage bill. The…
Rank this Week: 1908

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jul 25

    Spotlight on: Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia

    Spotlight on: Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia
    To best assist our clients, we strive to familiarize ourselves with the many helpful resources available to seniors in the area. An invaluable resource of which many of our Virginia clients are unaware is Senior Services of Southeastern…
  • Jul 17

    IRS Grants Extension for Portability Purpose

    IRS Grants Extension for Portability Purpose
    Many people are aware that in 2013, Congress established a permanent basic Federal estate tax exclusion amount of $5,000,000, as adjusted for inflation. For purposes of the Federal estate tax, a portability election allows a surviving spouse…
  • Jul 7

    SENTARA PACE – Adult Day Care

    SENTARA PACE – Adult Day Care
    The primary objective of Sentara’s PACE program is to provide the care necessary to allow the individual to remain at home–care during the day to free the primary caregiver’s time to work/live… This program is truly…
Rank this Week: 1904

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/
  • Jul 25

    Spotlight on: Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia

    Spotlight on: Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia
    To best assist our clients, we strive to familiarize ourselves with the many helpful resources available to seniors in the area. An invaluable resource of which many of our Virginia clients are unaware is Senior Services of Southeastern…
  • Jul 17

    IRS Grants Extension for Portability Purpose

    IRS Grants Extension for Portability Purpose
    Many people are aware that in 2013, Congress established a permanent basic Federal estate tax exclusion amount of $5,000,000, as adjusted for inflation. For purposes of the Federal estate tax, a portability election allows a surviving spouse…
  • Jul 7

    SENTARA PACE – Adult Day Care

    SENTARA PACE – Adult Day Care
    The primary objective of Sentara’s PACE program is to provide the care necessary to allow the individual to remain at home–care during the day to free the primary caregiver’s time to work/live… This program is truly…
Rank this Week: 2265

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: 1403

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/
  • Jul 24

    Considerations Before (And After) You Agree to Serve as Health Care Surrogate

    Considerations Before (And After) You Agree to Serve as Health Care Surrogate
    Consider yourself fortunate if you have been asked to serve as someone’s health care surrogate, for you get to decide if you’ll accept the job. Astonishingly, many people name a surrogate without ever asking or informing the person they…
  • Jul 11

    Be your own Social Security advocate

    Be your own Social Security advocate
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--><!--[if…
  • Jul 1

    Living Trust Basic

    Living Trust Basic
    The living trust, also known as the intervivos trust or revocable trust, is a popular estate planning tool in Florida, and rightly so. In this post I tell you about key advantages of this versatile legal instrument. I'll also tell you about…
Rank this Week: 4645

Pharos Law Group Blog

Pharos Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning and business planning topics.

http://pharoslaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Hamilton and Madison, friends turned enemies, and how their Constitutional brilliance protects us today

    Hamilton and Madison, friends turned enemies, and how their Constitutional brilliance protects us today
    James Madison and Alexander Hamilton were once close political allies, who then turned into bitter rivals.  But their wondrous Constitution and the government it formed continues to function quite well today, even amid partisanship and…
  • Jul 20

    Secrets of “THE LAW”

    Secrets of “THE LAW”
    If you meet an attorney claiming to know THE LAW, find a different attorney.   There are many misconceptions in the world of lawyers and law stuff.  A great many.  One of the most prominent is the mistaken belief that just…
  • Jun 2

    Oakley sunglasses and related life lesson

    Oakley sunglasses and related life lesson
    I once paid a lot of money for Oakley sunglasses.  At the time, it seemed like a foolish purchase. However, those sunglasses have proven to be perhaps the best investment I have made. There are important life lessons related to…
Rank this Week: 1450

New York Trusts & Estates…

New York Trusts & Estates Litigation Blog

Discusses recent cases and developments pertaining to New York trusts and estates law. By Farrell Fritz.

http://www.nyestatelitigationblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    You’ve Got (E-)Mail! Can Your Survivors Access It After Your Death?

    You’ve Got (E-)Mail! Can Your Survivors Access It After Your Death?
    E-mail is seemingly omnipresent. Yet, the improvements to the technology associated with e-mail have far outpaced the development of the law concerning our e-mail accounts and the rights that our survivors may have to access those accounts…
  • Jun 9

    On Its Own Motion

    On Its Own Motion
    While most decisions rendered by the Surrogate’s Court result from an affirmative request for relief, occasionally the court will address an issue on its own motion when justice or the exercise of its inherent or statutory power…
  • Apr 28

    Speculation, Estate Planning, and Legal Malpractice

    Speculation, Estate Planning, and Legal Malpractice
    In Gersh v. Nixon Peabody, LLP, the court addressed a legal malpractice claim brought by a decedent's surviving spouse in connection with the couple's estate planning. After settling a claim with the decedent's children from a prior marriage…
Rank this Week: 4321

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 24

    What is a QLAC? (Part 2)

    What is a QLAC? (Part 2)
           In last week’s post I told you about QLACs, qualified longevity annuity contracts.  This week I’ll delve into the pros and cons.  As I stated last week distributions under a QLAC begin at a…
  • Jul 16

    What is a QLAC?

    What is a QLAC?
           Chances are a QLAC is not something you’ve heard of but over time that may change. It stands for Qualified Longevity Annuity Contract and it’s a relatively new investment option. The term…
  • Jul 9

    The Latest Republican Efforts to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

    The Latest Republican Efforts to Repeal and Replace Obamacare
           Several months ago I wrote about the first attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare since the 2016 elections, which failed.  The latest attempt, revived by New Jersey Congressman Tom MacArthur, passed…
Rank this Week: 2545