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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 4

    Prince – Estate planning

    Prince – Estate planning
    Like many deaths, the death of the legendary pop star Prince came as a shock and surprise for the world.  What shocked estate planning attorneys even more so is the possibility that Prince may have died without a will or an estate plan,…
  • May 4

    Prince – Estate planning

    Prince – Estate planning
    Like many deaths, the death of the legendary pop star Prince came as a shock and surprise for the world.  What shocked estate planning attorneys even more so is the possibility that Prince may have died without a will or an estate plan,…
  • Apr 25

    Foreign Wills: Are they valid in Florida?

    Foreign Wills: Are they valid in Florida?
    Foreign Wills: Will a Florida Court recognize them? The world is becoming a more global community and with that means the United States has seen an increase in the amount of foreign-born individuals living, visiting, and investing in the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 84

California Probate and Estate…

California Probate and Estate Planning Blog

Covers California probate and estate planning including law changes, legal strategies, and detailed descriptions of the options available. By Meissner, Joseph & Palley, Inc.

http://www.californiaprobate.info/blog
  • Apr 1

    Lessons from mom on estate planning

    Lessons from mom on estate planning
    It’s only been three weeks, to the day, since my mom died and I have a few thoughts on what I have learned in regard to her estate planning matters. Some things done right and things not done right. VICTORY: My mom named me as…
  • Mar 29

    Losing a loved one

    Losing a loved one
    We have all lost a loved one… or will eventually lose a loved one. Losing a loved one is hard there is no question. It is a sad reality of life though.  I lost my dad when I was 14. I remember it well of course.  My mom was a…
  • Feb 18

    Billable Hours – be careful!

    Billable Hours – be careful!
    I was talking to one of my probate clients yesterday and he told me a story about a bill he received from the attorney who drafted his mom’s will and trust which include some scary billable hours.  My client, who we will call Bob…
Rank this Week: 107

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: 91

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 24

    Who Controls the Disposition of a Decedent's Remains?

    Who Controls the Disposition of a Decedent's Remains?
    Kyril Faenov did not make his desires known with respect to the disposition of his remains after death. His widow arranged to bury him at a cemetery in Seattle. However, his mother wanted to exhume his remains and place them...
  • May 24

    The Humorous Steps on How To Prepare a Will

    The Humorous Steps on How To Prepare a Will
    When we think about preparing a will, we think about a somber, reflective experience. One where you identify your assets, name beneficiaries, and assign fiduciary duties. But does it all have to be so serious? We can certainly find some...
  • May 24

    Article on Estate Tax and Combating Wealth Inequality

    Article on Estate Tax and Combating Wealth Inequality
    Goldburn P. Maynard Jr. recently published an article entitled, Perpetuating Inequality by Taxing Wealth, 84 Fordham L. Rev. 2429 (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: Proposals to “fix” the estate tax by making it both…
Rank this Week: 203

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

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

    Adult Adoptions as an Estate Planning Tool

    Adult Adoptions as an Estate Planning Tool
    Many people utilize a will, a trust, or some other standard form of estate planning to ensure that their loved ones are provided for upon their death.  However, in Florida, individuals have an additional estate planning tool: adult…
  • May 13

    The Truth about Living Trust

    The Truth about Living Trust
    Many people, especially the large elderly population in South Florida, are targeted by various entities offering assistance and guidance in estate and financial planning.   The sale of living trusts is a profitable business, and…
  • May 5

    Supplemental Needs Trusts: Providing for Your Special Needs Beneficiary While Preserving His or Her Public Benefit

    Supplemental Needs Trusts: Providing for Your Special Needs Beneficiary While Preserving His or Her Public Benefit
    Planning for the future care of a special needs beneficiary, especially if that beneficiary is your child, can be difficult and overwhelming.  There are many facets to consider, chief among them: upon what assets will the special needs…
Rank this Week: 265

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

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

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 171

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

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

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    ABA Elder Law Committee Spring Report

    ABA Elder Law Committee Spring Report
    ABA Elder Law Committee Spring ReportABA SOLO, SMALL FIRM AND GENERAL PRACTICE DIVISIONCOUNCIL AGENDA REPORT FORM – SPRING MEETING 2016Division Name and Number: Division: 3 – Practice Specialty     Division…
  • Apr 24

    Spring Report ABA Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Committee 2016

    Spring Report ABA Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Committee 2016
    Spring Report ABA Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Committee 2016  COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT FORM – SPRING MEETING 2016Division Name and Number:  Division: 3 – Practice Specialty  …
  • Apr 6

    Metuchen Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar April 11 at 7:00pm Free community program

    Metuchen Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar April 11 at 7:00pm Free community program
    Metuchen LibraryWills, Estate Planning & Probate SeminarApril 11 at 7:00pm Free community program 480 Middlesex Ave, Metuchen, NJ 08840 WILLS & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION-PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND MAKE PLANNING EASY SPEAKER: Kenneth…
Rank this Week: 267

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Feb 3

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing
    In 1974, Lord Lucan, British aristocrat (think James Bond and Martinis, according to the New York Times), vanished after the body of his children’s nanny was found dead in the basement of his house. A year later, in 1975, Lord Lucan,…
  • Feb 2

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere
    As Alzheimer Awareness Month draws to a close, the message the Alzheimer Society of Canada intended to convey in the #StillHere campaign is clear: A diagnosis of dementia does not necessarily mean that an individual is no longer capable of…
  • Feb 2

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death
    This week on Hull on Estates, David Morgan Smith and Noah Weisberg discuss the responsibility for joint debt upon death of one of the debtors. Should you have any questions, please email us at webmaster@hullandhull.com or leave a comment on…
Rank this Week: 138

Wills, Trusts and Estates Blog

Wills, Trusts and Estates Blog

Covers estate planning, estate administration, probate, trusts and wills. By the Martin Law Firm.

http://www.jbmartinlaw.com/blogs/wills-trusts-and-estates/
  • May 28

    House of Representatives Vote to Repeal Federal Estate Tax

    House of Representatives Vote to Repeal Federal Estate Tax
    As reported in a recent article on syracuse.com,  in a 240 to 179 decision, the House of Representatives voted on April 16, 2015 to repeal the Federal Estate Tax.  While the bill to repeal this tax has passed, President Obama has…
  • Mar 19

    Naming a Facebook Executor isn’t All You Need

    Naming a Facebook Executor isn’t All You Need
    As a follow up to a recent blog regarding how your online accounts are handled upon your death and how you can use your Last Will and Testament to prepare for this, a related topic has been getting attention in the media. Facebook has now…
  • Feb 25

    Pennsylvania Estate Planning: Its Never Too Early to Start

    Pennsylvania Estate Planning: Its Never Too Early to Start
    Pennsylvania estate planning, a concept which you may think only applies to older individuals or those with a lot of money, in reality, is a very important way for even young families to prepare for difficult and emotionally scenarios. In…
Rank this Week: 120

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: 298

Hippo Fleming & Pertile Blog

Hippo Fleming & Pertile Blog

Covers estate planning in Pennsylvania.

http://www.hippofleming-ep.com/blog/
  • Jun 3

    The Fiscal Cliff Compromise and Your Estate

    The Fiscal Cliff Compromise and Your Estate
    Estate planning can involve the implementation of tax efficiency strategies if the value of your estate exceeds the estate tax exclusion. For this reason understanding exactly where you stand with regard to the existing exclusion is very…
  • Jun 3

    The Fiscal Cliff Compromise and Your Estate

    The Fiscal Cliff Compromise and Your Estate
    Estate planning can involve the implementation of tax efficiency strategies if the value of your estate exceeds the estate tax exclusion. For this reason understanding exactly where you stand with regard to the existing exclusion is very…
  • Jun 3

    The Fiscal Cliff Compromise and Your Estate

    The Fiscal Cliff Compromise and Your Estate
    Estate planning can involve the implementation of tax efficiency strategies if the value of your estate exceeds the estate tax exclusion. For this reason understanding exactly where you stand with regard to the existing exclusion is very…
Rank this Week: 261

Estate of Confusion

Estate of Confusion

Covers developments in estate planning and wealth transfer taxes. By Hani Sarji.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/hanisarji/
Rank this Week: 156

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 25

    Voir Dire: Your First Chance to Make a Good Impression

    Voir Dire: Your First Chance to Make a Good Impression
    Some attorneys erroneously think of their opening statement as the first opportunity to present themselves to the jury. In reality, the jurors will begin getting an impression of you—and by extension, your case—as soon as you…
  • May 23

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?
    Employers often face the issue of whether to allow spouses or other family members to work together. Regardless the side the employer falls on, there is potential liability lurking. A policy that allows the hiring of spouses or family members…
  • May 23

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?

    Spouses in the Workplace: Allow or Prohibit?
    Employers often face the issue of whether to allow spouses or other family members to work together. Regardless the side the employer falls on, there is potential liability lurking. A policy that allows the hiring of spouses or family members…
Rank this Week: 1674

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/
  • May 25

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Rules Trustee May Sell Property in Testamentary Trust

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Rules Trustee May Sell Property in Testamentary Trust
    In a current opinion, the Court of Appeals of Tennessee reviewed an estate case involving the distribution of assets in a testamentary trust. In the matter of In re Estate of Culp (Tenn. Ct. App. May 12, 2016), the decedent’s will…
  • May 18

    Tennessee Court Vacates Permanent Order of Protection in Divorce Case

    Tennessee Court Vacates Permanent Order of Protection in Divorce Case
    In a recent divorce case, the Tennessee Court of Appeals reviewed whether a trial court had the authority to enter a permanent, open-ended order of protection in the parties’ divorce decree. In Swonger v. Swonger (Tenn. Ct. App. Apr.…
  • May 9

    Tennessee Court Discusses Concept of Reasonable Foreseeability in Premises Liability Case

    Tennessee Court Discusses Concept of Reasonable Foreseeability in Premises Liability Case
    In a recent case, the Court of Appeals of Tennessee examined whether or not a plaintiff’s injuries were reasonably foreseeable in order to establish premises liability in a wrongful death claim. In Singletary v. Gatlinburlier, Inc.…
Rank this Week: 541

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 25

    Staying Ahead of the Game

    Staying Ahead of the Game
    I just returned from the American Academy’s Spring Summit event in Kansas City, Missouri. It was great to see old friends and to make new ones! At the Summit event in Kansas City, I was particularly impressed by all the learning going…
  • May 23

    The Bagel Shop – Selling More Than Just Bagel

    The Bagel Shop – Selling More Than Just Bagel
    I want to tell you a story about a business model that even a nine-year-old can see! Before I explain it, I first need to set the stage a bit… One of my dreams in life was to have children and be in a position to take them to school…
  • May 20

    Starting with the End in Mind

    Starting with the End in Mind
    Have you ever looked forward to attending a meeting or conference in anticipation of everything you would get out of it? You meet new people, gain new insights and generate new ideas, leaving you inspired and excited? Then fast forward a…
Rank this Week: 3376

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/
  • May 25

    Learn what government benefits are available to help pay for long-term care

    Learn what government benefits are available to help pay for long-term care
    There are a few government programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, that can help pay for long-term care services. Each program has certain regulations concerning which services are covered, your eligibility for benefits, the length of time…
  • May 11

    How and why seniors should stay socially engaged

    How and why seniors should stay socially engaged
    Experts believe that in addition to engaging in regular exercise and eating well, social networking can contribute to the health of seniors. As you become advanced in age, changes that occur in the brain can make it challenging for you to…
  • Apr 15

    Learn the facts about passive index fund

    Learn the facts about passive index fund
    When making investment decisions, people often consider whether they should use an active or passive strategy. Passive investing attempts to duplicate the returns of the market as a whole. This strategy does not involve the selection of…
Rank this Week: 1759

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    How Do I Fund My Trust?

    How Do I Fund My Trust?
    In years past, trusts were used almost exclusively by wealthy families as a tool to pass down the family fortune while avoiding estate taxes and retaining some degree of control over the assets held by the trust. Trusts have come a long way,…
  • May 20

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Dean G. Witter (1887-1969) – Businessman Dean Witter was a U.S. businessman who co-founded Dean Witter & Company, which became the largest investment house on the West Coast. In 1914, Witter partnered with Charles Blyth to found…
  • May 18

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    “The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.” Kalu Ndukwe Kalu
Rank this Week: 1731

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

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

    Prince Appears to Be Guilty of One of the Biggest Estate Planning Mistake

    Prince Appears to Be Guilty of One of the Biggest Estate Planning Mistake
    There are four primary mistakes that individuals make with regard to their planning and it appears that the late artist Prince, could have been guilty of one of them. These include: • Having no will • Forgetting to plan ahead for…
  • May 18

    I Am Concerned That My Family Might Contest My Will. How Can I Avoid This?

    I Am Concerned That My Family Might Contest My Will. How Can I Avoid This?
    Many individuals who are going through the process of putting together their estate planning are doing so not just because they are concerned about outlining their wishes clearly, but also so that they can help family members avoid arguments…
  • May 11

    Baby Boomers Must Be Aware of the Number One Estate Planning Issue Impacting Their Generation

    Baby Boomers Must Be Aware of the Number One Estate Planning Issue Impacting Their Generation
    Most people are familiar with the basic tenets of estate planning and understand their benefit. Estate planning, however, is not only about what happens to your assets after you pass away. Instead, it is also about how you plan for your own…
Rank this Week: 3598

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Covers New York estate planning, probate, elder law and health care issues. By Dutcher & Zatkowsky.

http://www.dutcher-zatkowsky.com
  • May 25

    Not Enough Geriatricians?

    Not Enough Geriatricians?
    Geriatrics is one of the few medical specialties in the United States that is contracting even as the need is growing. An article in the New York Times says it ranks at the bottom of the list of specialities that internal medicine residents…
  • May 18

    Is Alzheimer’s Catching?

    Is Alzheimer’s Catching?
    Some disturbing news from a Swiss medical journal suggests that Alzheimer’s may be transmissible during some medical treatments. An article on nature.com says that autopsies done on the brains of seven people who died of the rare…
  • May 11

    A Prescription For Confusion

    A Prescription For Confusion
    Taking medications at the correct time is a special problem for the elderly. They take quite a few more drugs than younger people do, many take seven or more a day. Still, studies show that the more times a day you have to take a medication,…
Rank this Week: 4932

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: 4824

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • May 24

    Eldercare 101 – A New Book from a Local Author

    Eldercare 101 – A New Book from a Local Author
    Eldercare 101: A Practical Guide to Later Life Planning, Care, and Wellbeing is a new book to help elders and their families, as prepared by a practicing gerontologist and aging life care manager who collaborated with an experienced team of…
  • May 17

    Happy Birthday – The Estate Tax Turns 100

    Happy Birthday – The Estate Tax Turns 100
    In 1916, Congress instituted the estate tax to boost U.S. revenues just in case we joined the fight in World War I. At the time, the top rate was 10% and the exemption was $50,000, which meant it affected less than 1% of estates. Proponents…
  • May 9

    Competency Can be Tricky: Don’t Rule Out the Nonagenarian

    Competency Can be Tricky: Don’t Rule Out the Nonagenarian
    Sumner Redstone, at 92 years-old and the controlling shareholder of his $40 billion media empire, Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp. has accomplished a lot. And a court recently ruled he can continue to make his own decisions, including…
Rank this Week: 4070

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 24

    HOW TO HELP YOUR EXECUTOR

    HOW TO HELP YOUR EXECUTOR
    CHOOSING THE RIGHT PERSON AND STEPS TO TAKE         As noted in a previous blog, being an executor of an estate can be a thankless job.  There are ways, however, that can allow you to make the job and…
  • May 21

    DYNASTY TRUST REEXAMINED

    DYNASTY TRUST REEXAMINED
    VERY SIMPLE CONCEPT This blog examined the dynasty trust in the past but it is time to reexamine certain aspects of the dynasty trust.  The dynasty trust is a trust designed primarily to avoid the generation skipping transfer tax when a…
  • May 19

    BACK TO THE BASICS – MEDICAID PENALTY PERIOD

    BACK TO THE BASICS – MEDICAID PENALTY PERIOD
    RULE OF HALVES Many people find themselves going into nursing homes earlier than expected and without the appropriate planning.  Things happen in life to derail our best laid or thought out plans.  With more and more elderly…
Rank this Week: 4739

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
Rank this Week: 4153

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 24

    Missouri Seller Exams: Trustee Recordkeeping and Disbursement

    Missouri Seller Exams: Trustee Recordkeeping and Disbursement
    The clock is on for the second round of Missouri preneed audits  financial examinations, and the Missouri Division of Professional Registration wants to avoid the slow start that plagued the process 5 years ago.   Although the…
  • May 1

    Missouri Preneed Seller Records: Receipt Journal

    Missouri Preneed Seller Records: Receipt Journal
    The first record described in the proposed Missouri recordkeeping regulation could actually require preneed sellers to maintain three, maybe four, sets of journals: (1) receipt and disbursement journals containing a record of deposits to and…
  • Apr 18

    Missouri Seller Records: The State Board Proposal

    Missouri Seller Records: The State Board Proposal
    At its March meetings, the State Board again received from the Division staff a rule proposal that would define the minimum records that a preneed seller would have to maintain.  The first recordkeeping proposal was offered last July,…
Rank this Week: 1413

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

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

    When You Must Sue: Trustees’ Duty to Enforce Claim

    When You Must Sue: Trustees’ Duty to Enforce Claim
    You have no duty to sue, it’s true. If someone owes you money and you don’t want to go to the trouble of collecting it, or suing for it, you have the right to just let it go by the wayside. It ‘s your money and you have the…
  • May 10

    Explain yourself: Trustees’ Duty to identify Trust property

    Explain yourself: Trustees’ Duty to identify Trust property
    Quick piece of advice: if you do not like bookkeeping, don’t be a Trustee. It takes a good deal of time and effort for a Trustee to properly keep Trust assets, seperate and identified. Not only that, but every expsense you have, every…
  • Apr 26

    Working for a Living: Trustees’ Duty to Make Trust Property Productive

    Working for a Living: Trustees’ Duty to Make Trust Property Productive
    Trust property must be productive. But what does that mean exactly? Well if you have rental real property in a Trust, it needs to be rented. If you have cash in a bank account, it needs to be invested. If you have a car that no one drives, it…
Rank this Week: 3552

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    Disability Planning: Do You Have an Incapacity Plan?

    Disability Planning: Do You Have an Incapacity Plan?
    Like many people, your estate plan may be intended to serve two primary purposes – protect and provide for loved ones and to plan for the distribution of estate assets in the event of your death. Unfortunately, an estate plan aimed at…
  • May 19

    Estate Administration: Prior Planning Prevents Problem

    Estate Administration: Prior Planning Prevents Problem
    Estate Administration: Prior Planning Prevents Problems from Raymond German You should have a full understanding of the estate administration process when you are devising your estate plan to avoid problems in the future. Here are a few…
  • May 19

    What Do I Need to Know About Probate?

    What Do I Need to Know About Probate?
    At some point in your life you are almost certain to be involved in the probate of an estate. Your role in the probate process might be the result of being named the Executor of an estate or volunteering to act as the Personal Representative…
Rank this Week: 1473

Elder Counsel Blog

Elder Counsel Blog

Provides education and tools for Elder Law and Special Needs Attorneys.

http://www.eldercounsel.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4730

New York Probate Blog

New York Probate Blog

Covers New York probate and estate laws, estate planning and taxation. By Rudolf J. Karvay.

http://www.nycprobate.com/probate-blog/
  • May 23

    Common and Costly Estate Planning Error

    Common and Costly Estate Planning Error
    It is not uncommon for even the very wealthy or public figures to miss the boat when it comes to proper estate planning. While you might think that you are too young, too poor, or too healthy to have to think about estate planning, it is…
  • Oct 23

    Inheritance Rights of Posthumously Conceived Children

    Inheritance Rights of Posthumously Conceived Children
    Thanks to the advancement of technology, couples who are suffering through infertility now have a chance to get pregnant. The most widely known treatment is in vitro fertilization. Through this method, there is a chance for children to be…
  • Oct 23

    Disinheriting Your Spouse

    Disinheriting Your Spouse
    While it is more common to hear of people disinheriting their adult children, disinheriting a spouse is rare. That is because in the State of New York, you cannot disinherit your spouse. You cannot leave the surviving spouse with nothing nor…
Rank this Week: 475

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 23

    Ok, that's enough! Stop giving legal advice if you're not a lawyer.

    Ok, that's enough! Stop giving legal advice if you're not a lawyer.
    On Friday, I had to yell at someone in a bank. Well, I suppose I didn't have to, but that is pretty much what happened. You tell me whether you'd have done the same. On Friday I met with a client who is around 90 years old. She has never…
  • May 23

    Still don't have a healthcare directive?

    Still don't have a healthcare directive?
    I've come across a really good article by Aviva B. Abraham of the Toronto litigation firm, Wagner Sidlofsky. It covers in some detail what you need to include in a healthcare directive, and why you should have one. Click here to read it. In…
  • May 23

    Deceased would rather die than vote for Trump or Clinton

    Deceased would rather die than vote for Trump or Clinton
    Regular readers of this blog know that I am always on the lookout for unusual, odd, or remarkable estate-related items. Recently I found this unusual obituary that I'm sharing with you. What's so unusual about it? Just the fact that it starts…
Rank this Week: 4926

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Covers Wisconsin estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration, real estate law, business organization, and individual income tax preparation. By Tesar Law Group, S.C.

http://blog.tesarlaw.com/
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Potter Law Firm Blog

Potter Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.potterestateplanning.com/blog/
  • May 23

    What Does the Executor of a Will Do?

    What Does the Executor of a Will Do?
    Things do not fall into place automatically after you pass away, even if you have a last will. In your will, you would name an executor of a will to handle the estate administration tasks. The executor of a will has many different…
  • May 20

    How to Find the Right Estate Planning Attorney

    How to Find the Right Estate Planning Attorney
    Estate planning is a dynamic, ongoing process that is actually an extension of the financial planning that you have done throughout your life. You make sure that you have sufficient resources to draw from for your own purposes, and you…
  • May 18

    Estate Planning: The Holistic Approach

    Estate Planning: The Holistic Approach
    When you think about estate planning, and you have not looked into it thoroughly, you may reduce the matter to the creation of a last will. You do have to utilize asset transfer methods when you plan your estate, but there is considerably…
Rank this Week: 1498

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/
  • May 23

    Representation of Charities by the Attorney General

    Representation of Charities by the Attorney General
    Many estate practitioners are familiar with contested matters in which a charity interested in the proceeding is cited, as is the Attorney General, and both the Attorney General and private counsel for the charity appear in the proceeding. In…
  • Mar 17

    Contingency Fees – Size Matter

    Contingency Fees – Size Matter
    While the Court of Appeals last year upheld the validity of contingency fee agreements in estate matters, particularly in litigation, where it approved contingency fees of over forty million dollars when the actual time spent was a fraction…
  • Dec 24

    A Real-Life Final Exam Fact Pattern: That Pesky Per Stirpes Statute

    A Real-Life Final Exam Fact Pattern: That Pesky Per Stirpes Statute
    As the year draws to a close, I sometimes recall the stresses of final exam season from my law school days. In the spirit of reminiscence, I’ll pose a quick final-exam-like fact pattern: Jane owned a parcel of real property in New Hyde…
Rank this Week: 4101

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, veterans benefits and special needs trusts. By Mark E. Wight.

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
Rank this Week: 2659

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1945

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Trouble with Banks Accepting a Power of Attorney - Florida

    Trouble with Banks Accepting a Power of Attorney - Florida
    As I've written in my last two posts, more and more Banks have been routinely rejecting Power of Attorney forms drafted by attorneys in New Jersey.  Obviously this irks me enough to write about it in three consecutive posts.Apparently,…
  • May 19

    Banks Required to Accept a Power of Attorney Under NJ Statutory Law

    Banks Required to Accept a Power of Attorney Under NJ Statutory Law
    Yesterday I wrote a post about how banks are routinely refusing to accept powers of attorney.  I thought this statute may be helpful to people who may need to argue with the banks (at least in NJ anyway):N.J.S.A…
  • May 18

    Growing Problem of Banks refusing to Honor a Financial Power of Attorney

    Growing Problem of Banks refusing to Honor a Financial Power of Attorney
    Please be advised that more and more banks are refusing to accept any financial power of attorney other than their own form.  This may not be a huge problem if you are still competent, but if you become incapacitated later and have not…
Rank this Week: 718

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • May 22

    Can Family Pay for Private Room When Loved One is Receiving Medicaid? #Medicaid

    Can Family Pay for Private Room When Loved One is Receiving Medicaid? #Medicaid
                It’s a question that I’ve been asked numerous times over the years.  It’s also one that has caused a lot of confusion.  I’ve spoken with some…
  • May 15

    A Most Unusual Support System

    A Most Unusual Support System
                A recent story that made the news and spread quickly via the Internet reminds us of the importance of having a support system in place because you just never know when you…
  • May 8

    What Happens When You Don’t File for Medicaid When You Should (Part 2) #Medicaid

    What Happens When You Don’t File for Medicaid When You Should (Part 2) #Medicaid
                Last week I was telling you about the call I received from Shelly.  Her mom was sued by the nursing home where her husband resided for the last 4 months of his…
Rank this Week: 1904

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 22

    California Legislature May Approve “Digital Assets” Legislation

    California Legislature May Approve “Digital Assets” Legislation
    Estate planning is typically concerned with a person’s tangible possessions and assets. But in the modern age when more of our lives exist online, how does estate planning deal with so-called digital assets? The California legislature…
  • May 21

    Can My Stepchildren Inherit From My Estate?

    Can My Stepchildren Inherit From My Estate?
    Recently a California appeals court faced an unusual situation. A woman wanted to reopen her late husband’s estate nearly 25 years after his death. The widow claimed there was a “clerical error” in the original probate court…
  • May 20

    Conservatorships Often Lead to Intra-Family Litigation

    Conservatorships Often Lead to Intra-Family Litigation
    A conservatorship is designed to protect the health and finances of a person who is no longer capable of acting for themselves. A conservator is someone appointed by a California probate court to oversee the disabled person’s estate or…
Rank this Week: 1301

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

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

    Plaintiff Brings Action to Recover Money from Defendant’s Default Under Commercial Credit Line

    Plaintiff Brings Action to Recover Money from Defendant’s Default Under Commercial Credit Line
    A New York Estate Lawyer said that, in this action by plaintiff to recover monies based upon the default of defendants under a commercial line of credit and a concurrently executed personal guaranty, plaintiff moves, pursuant to CPLR 3212,…
  • May 21

    Court Decides Effect of Divestiture of AT&T Stock

    Court Decides Effect of Divestiture of AT&T Stock
    A New York Estate Lawyer said that, this is the first New York decision to consider the effect of the recent AT & T divestiture on a bequest of AT & T stock. This is a proceeding brought by co-administratrix, for a construction of…
  • May 20

    Motion Brought to Change the Domicile of the Decedent

    Motion Brought to Change the Domicile of the Decedent
    A New York Estate Lawyer said that, a motion has been brought before this court to determine whether a domicile of the decedent was changed from New York State to Texas. The facts indicate that on July 5, 1983, the decedent, signed a Power of…
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Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

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

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    A Shameful Problem: Elder Financial Abuse

    A Shameful Problem: Elder Financial Abuse
    A new report suggests that financial abuse of older adults is much more prevalent than previous thought. The statistics we have been using on financial fraud and exploitation of the elderly may be way low. If you are over 65 you probably…
  • May 13

    PA Department of Aging Releases Draft State Plan on Aging for 2016-2020

    PA Department of Aging Releases Draft State Plan on Aging for 2016-2020
    Every four years, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA) is required by both state and federal law to develop and submit a "State Plan on Aging" to the federal government. The Plan is required for Pennsylvania to receive federal…
  • May 5

    Cost of Care 2016

    Cost of Care 2016
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Rule of Law

Rule of Law

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

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    What Happens to Funds Inherited by a Spouse on the Breakdown of the Marriage?

    What Happens to Funds Inherited by a Spouse on the Breakdown of the Marriage?
    Some of my estate-planning clients have asked me what would happen to the money they intend to leave to their children if one of their children’s marriages breaks down.  In some cases, there may be concern that a marriage breakdown…
  • May 15

    British Columbia Court Services Branch Plans to Collect Hearing Fees Again

    British Columbia Court Services Branch Plans to Collect Hearing Fees Again
    In a letter to the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, the Assistant Deputy Minister, Court Services Branch, Ministry of Justice has advised that Court Services Branch intends to begin collecting hearing fees for civil matters set…
  • May 7

    The Sidney and North Saanich Memorial Park Society v. British Columbia (Attorney General)

    The Sidney and North Saanich Memorial Park Society v. British Columbia (Attorney General)
    A good thing about charitable purpose trusts is that they can last forever. A bad thing about charitable purpose trusts is that they can last forever. When creating a charitable purpose trusts, or any long-term trust for that matter, it is…
Rank this Week: 731

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • May 21

    Lower your Estate Taxes with Gift

    Lower your Estate Taxes with Gift
    One simple way you can reduce estate taxes is to give some of your assets to your children (or anyone else) during your life. There is no limit on how much you may give during your lifetime, but if you give any…
  • May 14

    Assisted Living and Medicaid

    Assisted Living and Medicaid
    In Illinois, assisted living facility residents covered by Medicaid are not at risk of being evicted if they leave the facility for a temporary hospitalization. The Illinois Medicaid program pays for services not just in nursing homes but in…
  • May 7

    Estate Tax Turns 100

    Estate Tax Turns 100
    The Estate Tax was put in place in 1916 to raise revenue to finance World War I. In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Laura Saunders explains how this tax started as a levy with a top rate of 10% and an exemption of $50,000 (about…
Rank this Week: 1040

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 28

    Need Help for Bank “Zombie Foreclosures” in Homeowner & Condominium Associations?

    Need Help for Bank &ldquo;Zombie Foreclosures&rdquo; in Homeowner &amp; Condominium Associations?
    A huge problem for HOA and condo associations over the past 5 years has been “zombie foreclosures.” That’s where a bank starts the foreclosure process on a property and the owner moves out, but then the bank doesn’t…
  • Mar 15

    NC-CAI Chapter Update

    NC-CAI Chapter Update
    As 2016 President of the NC Chapter of the Community Associations Institute, I provide an update in each issue of “Serving NC,” the state CAI Chapter newsletter. Look for the new issue, which should arrive this…
Rank this Week: 1969

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/
  • May 20

    Florida Probate Creditor Claims For Child Support Arrearage

    Florida Probate Creditor Claims For Child Support Arrearage
    Can an adult child bring a claim against a deceased parent’s estate for unpaid child support owed pursuant to a marital support agreement if the living parent has filed a claim? In Davis v. Hengen, the Florida appellate court provided…
  • Apr 21

    Review of Attorney Jeffrey Skatoff

    Review of Attorney Jeffrey Skatoff
    A recent review of attorney Jeffrey Skatoff from a client. Jeff Skatoff and Susan Wear and Staff: Sincerest thanks for a superb defense of our position.  It was a pleasure dealing with you both.  If you ever need a…
  • Mar 18

    Review of Jordan Hammer

    Review of Jordan Hammer
    From a satisfied client: To the team at Clark Skatoff: My wife and I not only want to thank you for accepting our case but also for allowing Jordan Hammer to represent us.
Rank this Week: 2553

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Covers estate planning, real property acquisition, personal injury, will disputes, commercial litigation, business and corporate law, and institutional lending.

http://gouldcooksey.com/blog/
  • May 20

    DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EXPANDS OVERTIME COVERAGE

    DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EXPANDS OVERTIME COVERAGE
    On May 16, 2016, as we expected, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its Overtime Final Rule expanding overtime coverage to an additional 4.2 million employees. Summary of the Final Rule: Standard salary level:…
  • May 18

    EEOC WEIGHS IN ON TRANSGENDER BATHROOMS IN THE WORKPLACE

    EEOC WEIGHS IN ON TRANSGENDER BATHROOMS IN THE WORKPLACE
    Over the past several months, there has been a flurry of media coverage surrounding transgender restroom access being provided by many large businesses.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has now taken the…
  • May 13

    Expanded Overtime Coverage is Almost Here

    Expanded Overtime Coverage is Almost Here
    We have blogged several times in recent months on the expected changes the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) plans to implement concerning overtime coverage.  Based on early reports, the proposed rules and regulations…
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Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • May 20

    How to Choose Beneficiaries for Your Life Insurance Policie

    How to Choose Beneficiaries for Your Life Insurance Policie
    When you purchase life insurance, you must also designate a beneficiary for your policy. This beneficiary is the individual who will then receive financial compensation upon your death. While it does sound easy enough picking a name, this is…
  • May 17

    Attorney Andrew Lamkin Joins the ‘Chillin’ with Adam’ Board of Director

    Attorney Andrew Lamkin Joins the ‘Chillin’ with Adam’ Board of Director
    ‘Chillin with Adam’ is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to raising money for programs for children battling cancer. May 2, 2016 – Plainview, NY – Attorney Andrew Lamkin recently announced that he has agreed…
  • May 13

    Five Steps to a Rock Solid Estate Plan

    Five Steps to a Rock Solid Estate Plan
    Estate planning should not be something that you second guess yourself on. Instead, you should walk away knowing that your financial and medical future is secured, and that your loved ones will be taken care of if something were to happen to…
Rank this Week: 1621