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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 6

    Does “Red Tagging” Terminate a Lease?

    Does “Red Tagging” Terminate a Lease?
    There’s been an earthquake, and an apartment building is red-tagged by the city or county because the utilities have been disconnected and the utility lines need repair; the landlord is dragging his feet about getting them fixed. What…
  • Jul 1

    What’s NOT Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?

    What’s NOT Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?
    The attorney-client privilege (Evid C §§950–962) protects a client from disclosure of confidential communications between attorney and client. But not every communication between attorney and client is protected. Do you know…
  • Jun 29

    First Case Under RULLCA Highlights Important New Remedy

    First Case Under RULLCA Highlights Important New Remedy
    The following is a guest blog post by Michael J. Thomas, a solo practitioner and founder of Creative Vision Legal, a Bay Area law firm offering legal services tailored to artists, musicians, and small business owners.  Finally,…
Rank this Week: 166

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: 199

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Jul 2

    Duties, Rights & Obligations…Oh My! The Heavy Burden of California Trustee

    Duties, Rights & Obligations…Oh My! The Heavy Burden of California Trustee
    If you are a California Trustee, you have a heavy burden in carrying out your duties. Find out more in this video on the rights, obligations, and duties of a California Trustee.… Continue Reading
  • Jun 25

    Top 6 Must Know Facts: How Assets are Titled in California

    Top 6 Must Know Facts: How Assets are Titled in California
    1. Surviving Joint Tenants Don’t Have to Share I have seen it a thousand times, a parent puts one child on title to a bank account or a house to “help manage” that asset.  Well, the law presumes automatically that you…
  • Jun 18

    The Growing Threat: California Financial Elder Abuse

    The Growing Threat: California Financial Elder Abuse
    The growing area of California Financial Abuse; a lot can be learned from real life examples. In this video we describe California Financial Elder Abuse.… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 153

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Dubai Seeks To Boost Investment With New Wills And Probate Registry

    Dubai Seeks To Boost Investment With New Wills And Probate Registry
    Over the last decade Dubai has adopted a number of innovative legal and regulatory frameworks that has allowed it to rapidly ascend as a hub for investment. Dubai is now implementing new rules that deal with succession and inheritance for...
  • Jul 7

    The Pros And Cons Of Creating A Bypass Trust

    The Pros And Cons Of Creating A Bypass Trust
    While it is true that married couples do not need to create a Trust in their Wills to optimize both spouses’ Federal estate exemptions, creating what is often called a “bypass trust” might have its advantages. Whether clients choose…
  • Jul 7

    Delaware Looks To Abolish State Death Tax

    Delaware Looks To Abolish State Death Tax
    Delaware is set to allow the estate tax that was created in 2011 to expire after seeing a drop in revenue from the tax over the last four years. Critics of the tax argue that it punishes self made persons...
Rank this Week: 289

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/
  • Jul 7

    Cooperation in Discovery Plan

    Cooperation in Discovery Plan
    As claims commenced by way of action are becoming more prevalent in the estates bar, it is important to understand the different rules, and obligations, imposed on counsel depending on whether a claim is commenced by statement of claim…
  • Jul 5

    Moral Obligations Temper Testamentary Freedom

    Moral Obligations Temper Testamentary Freedom
    Testamentary Freedom—the ability to leave one’s property to whomever one wishes—is a principle long held in the common law of Canada. But as evidenced by legislative reforms and recent jurisprudence, testamentary freedom is…
  • Jul 3

    Hull on Estates #422 – Best Practices for Civil Trial

    Hull on Estates #422 – Best Practices for Civil Trial
    Today on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Doreen So discuss The Advocates Society’s Best Practices for Civil Trials and the resources on our new Hull & Hull website. Should you have any questions, please email us at…
Rank this Week: 464

Michigan Estate Planning Lawyer…

Michigan Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michiganestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    Understanding Criminal Laws In Orange County

    Understanding Criminal Laws In Orange County
    For first time of criminal transgressors, discovering lawful aid can be challenging. In case one has been found guilty of a criminal offense, researches have revealed that it can be challenging to get lawful assistance specifically for a…
  • May 16

    Court Makes it Easier for DMV to Suspend License After a California DUI

    Court Makes it Easier for DMV to Suspend License After a California DUI
    As if it wasn’t very easy enough for the DMV to suspend a vehicle driver’s certificate following a California DUI arrest. Remember my countless publishing on the uphill and one-sided procedure that is the DMV’s management…
  • May 9

    Why You Need To Work With A Criminal Attorney

    Why You Need To Work With A Criminal Attorney
    To make sure that you get the finest treatment possible, it is crucial that you work with the right criminal protection lawyer to represent you. No matter what you are being asked for with, the appropriate legal representative could make a…
Rank this Week: 494

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Jul 4

    The issue in this case is whether plaintiff is entitled for damage

    The issue in this case is whether plaintiff is entitled for damage
    A Kings Construction Accident Lawyer said that, by notice of motion filed on January 6, 2011, defendant moves pursuant to CPLR 3212 for an order granting summary judgment in his favor on the issue of liability and dismissing plaintiff's…
  • Jul 2

    A Kings Workers Compensation Lawyer

    A Kings Workers Compensation Lawyer
    “An insurer's duty to defend is broader than its duty to indemnify, such that an insurer may be obligated to defend its insured even if, at the conclusion of an underlying action, it is found to have no obligation to indemnify its…
  • Jun 29

    A Kings Workers Compensation Lawyer

    A Kings Workers Compensation Lawyer
    A Kings Workers Compensation Lawyer said that, in an action to recover damages for personal injury, and a third-party action, inter alia, for a judgment declaring that the third-party defendant Insurance Company is obligated to defend and…
Rank this Week: 304

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Jul 3

    Undue Influence Claim Deemed Sufficient To Go To Trial

    Undue Influence Claim Deemed Sufficient To Go To Trial
    Undue influence has always been one of the most difficult claims to prove in an estate contest. New York County Surrogate Nora Anderson has determined in The Matter of Wechsler ,2015 Slip Op 3100 U, that sufficient issues of fact have been…
  • May 14

    Surrogate Court Delays Getting Worse-Maybe It’s Time To Consider Trust

    Surrogate Court Delays Getting Worse-Maybe It’s Time To Consider Trust
    Nassau County Surrogate Edward McCarty III likes to begin his weekly Wednesday calendar call with a folksy chat to the usually packed courtroom. This week, the judge lamented the recent decision of the state to make new staff cuts of court…
  • Apr 19

    Digital Life After Death, A Question For The Future

    Digital Life After Death, A Question For The Future
    Your lawblogger recently attended a seminar given by Evan Carroll, the author of  “Your Digital Afterlife”,  a book speaking to the growing issues that have arisen as our activities on line have continued to branch out…
Rank this Week: 297

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
  • Jun 24

    Estate Planning Step By Step

    Estate Planning Step By Step
    Lots of people dread the process of estate planning. View image | gettyimages.com However, it can be made easier if done step-by-step, according to an article on emporiagazette,com. Step 1. Buy life insurance. If something were to happen to…
  • Jun 17

    When An Elderly Relative Gives Away Money

    When An Elderly Relative Gives Away Money
    What can you do when you find out an aged parent or other relative has been giving away large sums of money to an unrelated caregiver or someone else? View image | gettyimages.com In a post on elderlawanswers.com, a writer said his…
  • Jun 10

    Estate Planning’s Trump Card

    Estate Planning’s Trump Card
    The scenario: Fran’s husband, Ed, died recently. Then she learns that his life insurance proceeds are going to his first wife, Sally. She calls her lawyer, incredulously, believing that this cannot be true. Fran was the beneficiary of…
Rank this Week: 378

Ask Liza: Nolo's Estate Planning…

Ask Liza: Nolo's Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning and wills. By Liza Weiman Hanks.

http://blog.nolo.com/estateplanning/
  • Jun 22

    Paying Capital Gains on Appreciated Asset

    Paying Capital Gains on Appreciated Asset
    Dear Liza, My father passed away in 2002 when the federal estate tax limit was $1million. At that time my mother chose to put their home in the Bypass Trust.  She has now passed and the home is worth $1.4 million.  Do we…
  • Apr 28

    When does a Will Make Sense?

    When does a Will Make Sense?
    Dear Liza: A friend of mine is considering a living trust.  The only property he has is a coin collection maybe worth around $15,000.  He has an adult daughter who he doesn’t communicate with and does not want her to get…
  • Apr 25

    Who Inherits When There’s No Beneficiary?

    Who Inherits When There’s No Beneficiary?
    Dear Liza: My dad named his mother as his beneficiary, but she passed away in 2004.  My dad died in 2013 but didn’t change his beneficiary. I am my father’s only child and he has no wife, so who gets the money…
Rank this Week: 372

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Cover estate planning for gays and lesbians. By Kenneth Vercammen.

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 451

Massachusetts Estate Planning,…

Massachusetts Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law

Features a blend of common sense info for clients and family caregivers and in-depth probate, tax and Medicaid analysis for lawyers & CPAs. By Brian E. Barreira.

http://elderlaw.info/
Rank this Week: 382

NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

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

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
Rank this Week: 453

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: 470

Estate Street

Estate Street

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

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

    Grantor vs Non-Grantor Trust

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

    The Cost of Death on the Rise

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

    Gifts To Grandchildren

    Gifts To Grandchildren
    Gifts given to grandchildren by grandparents can be a great blessing.  Kelly Greene wrote an article in the Wall Street Journal September 14, 2012, titled "Are You Coddling Your Grandkids?"  In her article, Ms. Greene indicates five…
Rank this Week: 483

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: 245

Missouri Estate Planning Blog

Missouri Estate Planning Blog

Features postings on estate planning and related topics, with a particular emphasis on Missouri law. By Richard J. Herndon.

http://www.kctrustlaw.com/missouri-estate-planning-blog/
  • Oct 12

    Estate Tax Update for Missouri Residents – Fall 2012

    Estate Tax Update for Missouri Residents – Fall 2012
    Congress and the President have created quite a mess insofar as the Estate Tax is concerned.  A little history may be helpful: In 2001, President George W. Bush signed the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001…
  • Sep 4

    Missouri Real Estate Titles – Adding a Family Member’s Name

    Missouri Real Estate Titles – Adding a Family Member’s Name
    George called my office this afternoon.  His sister, Billie had been appointed as the Personal Representative of his mother’s estate a week ago.  According to him Mom had a “simple will” leaving everything to her…
  • May 15

    Another Missouri Beneficiary Deed Failure

    Another Missouri Beneficiary Deed Failure
    We’ve written and posted several times about the inherent dangers in relying on Beneficiary Deeds (also known as “Transfer on Death Deeds”) to transfer title in Missouri. Beneficiary Deeds, in the proper circumstances,…
Rank this Week: 428

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.connecticutestateplanningattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 7

    Who Gets What? The One Thing You Should Add to Your Estate Plan

    Who Gets What? The One Thing You Should Add to Your Estate Plan
    By Carmine Perri When it comes to litigation over one’s estate, very little, if anything, is more contentious than the dispute over a loved one’s personal property. Oftentimes, it is not the monetary value but rather the…
  • Jun 26

    5 Ways to Deliver Healthy Meals to Senior

    5 Ways to Deliver Healthy Meals to Senior
    Miss the days when you could take Mom or Dad out to a restaurant for a great meal? Now that they’re homebound, those days are over. Even if they are still mobile –  shopping, cooking and cleaning up are often just too much to…
  • Jun 25

    What You Should Know About Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

    What You Should Know About Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
    By Claudia W. Englisby The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. While these two…
Rank this Week: 1680

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Jul 7

    Can You do VASAP Out of State?

    Can You do VASAP Out of State?
    Yes. If you’re found guilty of a DUI or DWI in Virginia, one of the required punishments is that you do the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program. That program is going to be based in the local court where your offense is pending, or…
  • Jul 6

    [VIDEO] Virginia DUI – Why Were You Weaving?

    [VIDEO] Virginia DUI – Why Were You Weaving?
    No matter why you may be swerving or weaving, that usually gives the officer enough reason to pull you over, depending upon how severe it was. That’s definitely something that we will need to discuss. Contact me about your DUI case and…
  • Jul 1

    [VIDEO] Fight Searches Based on Odor of Marijuana

    [VIDEO] Fight Searches Based on Odor of Marijuana
    One of the main questions that comes up in a lot of marijuana cases that I defend is that the officer claims they smell the odor of marijuana, and that’s what gives them the right to search. Can you fight that kind of a search? Well,…
Rank this Week: 1401

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Jul 7

    Pet Planning

    Pet Planning
    Our clients come to us for Estate Planning help because they want to make sure their loved ones are taken care of.  But what if your loved ones don’t walk upright on two feet – some loved ones are furry and walk on four paws…
  • Jun 30

    Do I need to include my personal belongings in my Will?

    Do I need to include my personal belongings in my Will?
    A critical aspect of any estate plan is the decision of how your tangible personal property will be distributed when you die.  What exactly is tangible personal property?  It’s your “stuff.” Examples include your…
  • Jun 23

    Asset Protection 101

    Asset Protection 101
    There are three kinds of people.  Those that watch things happen.  Those that make things happen.  And those that wonder what happened.   If you find yourself thinking, “We don’t have enough to protect”,…
Rank this Week: 1794

Nevada Trust Reporter

Nevada Trust Reporter

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

http://blog.trustprovident.com/
  • Jul 7

    Provident Wins 2015 America’s Best IRA Custodian

    Provident Wins 2015 America’s Best IRA Custodian
    More than $146 billion in U.S. retirement assets have flowed into self-directed IRAs over the years, and if the financial professionals who read the Trust Advisor are any guide, the gatekeepers favor Provident Trust Group as the preferred…
  • Jun 30

    Choosing the Right Solo 401(k) Plan for Your Busine

    Choosing the Right Solo 401(k) Plan for Your Busine
    With a wide range of investment opportunities, educate yourself with all the different investment options available for you and your business. Financial institutions choose to invest into the Solo 401(k) plan for the opportunities the plan…
  • Jun 23

    Top 10 Reasons to Self-Direct Your Retirement

    Top 10 Reasons to Self-Direct Your Retirement
    In a self-directed IRA, you as the account owner can make all investment decisions on behalf of the retirement plan. A qualified custodian, such as Provident Trust Group, holds the investments owned by your IRA. We also handle the…
Rank this Week: 2686

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/
  • Jul 7

    Idaho Estate Planning - You Don't Have to be Rich to Need an Estate Plan

    Idaho Estate Planning - You Don't Have to be Rich to Need an Estate Plan
    We've said it before, proper planning starts with a thorough understanding of your needs, goals, dreams and aspirations. It takes into account your Values not just your Valuables. It starts with a thorough understanding of your family –…
  • Jul 2

    Idaho Elder Law - Is a Reverse Mortgage Right For You?

    Idaho Elder Law - Is a Reverse Mortgage Right For You?
    Homeowners age 62 and older may be tempted by the offers for reverse mortgages as a solution to the financial stresses. The celebrity spokespeople seem so warm and caring and it seems like a simple solution to an overwhelming problem. While…
  • Jun 30

    Idaho Estate Planning - How Much Do You Trust the Government?

    Idaho Estate Planning - How Much Do You Trust the Government?
    If you want the state to determine what happens to your estate when you die all you have to do is - nothing. So it's really a question of which estate plan you prefer, the one you and your family draw up through thoughtful and open discussion…
Rank this Week: 2768

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Jul 7

    Three Common Issues With Mortgage Financing and Florida Residential Closing

    Three Common Issues With Mortgage Financing and Florida Residential Closing
    In South Florida, most residential real estate closings involve a buyer obtaining a home loan to finance the purchase.  When the homeowner obtains a mortgage he or she gives the bank a lien on the property until that loan is paid in…
  • Jun 30

    Seller Defaults on a Residential Sales Contract in Florida

    Seller Defaults on a Residential Sales Contract in Florida
    What happens when a seller defaults on a real estate contract? It is true that in many residential real estate transactions, it is the buyer that has second thoughts about buying that home or condo and tries to find a way to back out of the…
  • Jun 23

    Closing on Florida Real Estate: Seller’s Documents at Closing

    Closing on Florida Real Estate: Seller’s Documents at Closing
    Selling your home or condo here in South Florida means marketing your residential property either by yourself (”For Sale by Owner”) or through a real estate broker to find a buyer who has the financial means (cash or mortgage…
Rank this Week: 4248

John R. Vermillion & Associates,…

John R. Vermillion & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.vermillionlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jul 7

    Why Is Medicaid Planning Relevant If I’m Healthy?

    Why Is Medicaid Planning Relevant If I’m Healthy?
    Medicaid is a need-based, government run health insurance program that pays for most of the nursing home care that is received by seniors in the United States. As a result, Medicaid planning is important to a significant percentage of…
  • Jul 4

    What Is Probate?

    What Is Probate?
    People sometimes make assumptions with regard to estate planning that are incorrect. You may assume that assets are distributed immediately after your death when you use a last will to facilitate asset transfers. This is not the case. Before…
  • Jun 30

    Why Would Someone Avoid Probate?

    Why Would Someone Avoid Probate?
    The process of estate planning is often whittled down to the creation of a last will. This is a shortsighted viewpoint, because there are other options, and a last will might not be the best choice. Many people do not understand the fact that…
Rank this Week: 2476

Estateography

Estateography

By Alvi Aggarwal.

http://www.estateography.com/
  • Jul 7

    What's a Credit Shelter Trust? Portability?

    What's a Credit Shelter Trust? Portability?
    The estate tax exemption amount is the amount that the federal government allows you to leave to your kids, grandkids, and people other than your spouse and charity without paying estate tax. In 2015, that amount is $5.43 million. The amount…
  • Jun 28

    Legacy Letters And Ethical Will

    Legacy Letters And Ethical Will
    Across history and cultures, people have been writing letters to descendants to share wisdom, preserve traditions, record family history, explain, and inspire. These letters have been called different things, but today they're most commonly…
  • Jun 21

    Who Should I Name As My Executor?

    Who Should I Name As My Executor?
    Your executor will be responsible for dealing with your probate estate (i.e., the assets passing under your will) after your death. An executor’s responsibilities include things like finding and inventorying your assets (including the…
Rank this Week: 3699

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • Jul 7

    Mexican National Files Third Complaint for Vegas Slot Winnings Tax Refund

    Mexican National Files Third Complaint for Vegas Slot Winnings Tax Refund
    On June 19, Enrique Free Pacheco filed his third complaint for a refund of taxes withheld from the winnings he earned by playing the slots in Las Vegas. This complaint is Pacheco’s third, following lawsuits filed in the US Court of…
  • Jun 18

    Japan to Institute “Exit Tax” Along US, Canadian Line

    Japan to Institute “Exit Tax” Along US, Canadian Line
    Starting July 1 of this year, Japan will impose an “Exit Tax” on both Japanese nationals and non-nationals who expatriate. The tax is based on those instituted by both the US and Canada. The US system, which is itself modelled on…
  • Jun 16

    Appropriations Bill Cuts IRS Budget for Sixth Straight Year

    Appropriations Bill Cuts IRS Budget for Sixth Straight Year
    The House Appropriation Committee’s fiscal year 2016 financial services and general government spending bill will cut the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS’s) budget for the sixth year in a row, slashing the agency’s…
Rank this Week: 2808

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • Jul 7

    Medicaid Spousal Impoverishment Rule

    Medicaid Spousal Impoverishment Rule
    As you age you may think more and more about the likelihood that you will need long-term care one day in the future. You may also be contemplating the cost of that care which runs, on average, over $75,000 a year in the United States. Not…
  • Jun 26

    Can I Use a Power of Attorney for Social Security?

    Can I Use a Power of Attorney for Social Security?
    A power of attorney is one of the most commonly used legal documents, primarily because of its many uses. The concept behind a power of attorney, or POA, is simple. A Principal grants an Agent the authority to act on behalf of the Principal…
  • Jun 19

    My Grandmother Just Died and Appointed Me the Executor of Her Estate? What Do I Do Now?

    My Grandmother Just Died and Appointed Me the Executor of Her Estate? What Do I Do Now?
    Probate is the legal process that typically follows the death of an individual. If the decedent left behind a valid Last Will and Testament the individual named as the Executor in the Will is who will oversee the probate of the estate. For a…
Rank this Week: 2378

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/
  • Jul 7

    Estate Planning is About More Than Just Stuff / Overland Park, KS

    Estate Planning is About More Than Just Stuff / Overland Park, KS
    Depending on the survey, it seems 50 to 70 percent of adult Americans do not have even a simple will. If you are in that group, then one reason may be that you do not feel "rich" enough to have an estate plan.
  • Jul 6

    A New "Mark" for Identity Thieves - the Dead! / Overland Park, KS

    A New "Mark" for Identity Thieves - the Dead! / Overland Park, KS
    It seems the identities of the dead are not just stolen by those committing voter fraud. No, now identity thieves are stealing the identities of the dead to steal more than votes.
  • Jul 4

    Happy Independence Day!

    Happy Independence Day!
    I wish you and yours a safe and blessed day as we celebrate our "Declaration of Independence" back on July 4, 1776.
Rank this Week: 4866

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

Covers elder law, estate planning, Medicaid, probate, wills and trusts.

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jul 7

    After Estate Planning: Tips for Seniors to Age in Place

    After Estate Planning: Tips for Seniors to Age in Place
    Typically, most senior citizens have their estate planning in place. That likely includes a will, healthcare proxies, financial powers of attorney and insurance policies – among others. The family is more confident with the long term…
  • Jul 2

    Can You Retire on $500?

    Can You Retire on $500?
    Think you could retire on $500? Of course not; unfortunately, nearly 30 percent of Americans over the age of 55 have no more than $500 socked away for retirement. It’s alarming, to be sure. This week, we take a look at the facts behind…
  • Jun 30

    What is a Property Guardian?

    What is a Property Guardian?
    Estate planning is never a “one size fits all” proposition; in fact, your estate plan probably looks quite different today than it did when you began. Marriages, new births, divorces, career changes – all of these can change…
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Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch…

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch Blog

Illinois attorney blog for estate planning, wills, trusts and probate.

http://www.illinoisestateplan.com/blog
  • Jul 7

    How (not) to Revoke a Will

    How (not) to Revoke a Will
    The act of revoking a Will seems like it ought to be fairly straightforward and noncontroversial. In most cases, (and ideally) a person revokes a current Will by simply executing a new Will that expressly revokes all prior wills and codicils.…
  • Jun 25

    IRS Issues Final Regulations for Estate Tax Portability Election

    IRS Issues Final Regulations for Estate Tax Portability Election
    On June 12, 2015 — nearly 3 years after issuing temporary regulations — the IRS issued spousal portability election final regulations (read TD 9725 at the Federal Register here). The final regs don’t vary significantly from…
  • Jun 17

    Ernie Banks Estate, Part 5: Rights of Publicity

    Ernie Banks Estate, Part 5: Rights of Publicity
    The Ernie Banks Estate is not becoming any less contentious as time passes. His widow and his caretaker/executor continue to do battle over information in probate court. Today’s post will first bring you up-to-date on the citation…
Rank this Week: 2432

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 7

    Innovative Alzheimer’s “village” could be a model for the U.S.

    Innovative Alzheimer’s “village” could be a model for the U.S.
    An innovative Dutch “village” for Alzheimer’s patients could serve as a model for how the U.S. cares for its growing population of seniors with dementia. The village serves as a protected, self-contained world for its…
  • Jul 3

    What you should know about Roth accounts and retirement planning

    What you should know about Roth accounts and retirement planning
    Roth IRAs and Roth 401(k)s allow individuals to make tax-free withdrawals in retirement by saving after-tax dollars. Rather than getting a tax break for saving the money, as with a traditional retirement account, Roth accounts result in tax…
  • Apr 16

    What you should know about myRA account

    What you should know about myRA account
    MyRA accounts are a new type of government-backed starter retirement savings account, designed for people whose employers do not offer retirement accounts. As of now, anyone who has direct deposit for their paycheck can sign up and start…
Rank this Week: 1585

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Jul 7

    Should I Change My Living Trust When I Acquire Assets?

    Should I Change My Living Trust When I Acquire Assets?
    A living trust is an estate planning tool that will probably get your attention if you look into it. There are those who assume that a last will is the only way to go if you are not very wealthy, but in fact, a living trust can be a good…
  • Jun 30

    Estate Planning FAQs: What Happens if I’m Single When I Die?

    Estate Planning FAQs: What Happens if I’m Single When I Die?
    When it comes to estate planning, exactly what happens after you die is entirely up to you, and this is true if you are single or if you are married. If you are proactive about the implementation of a custom crafted estate plan, things will…
  • Jun 29

    What Is The Minnesota Annual Gift Tax Exclusion

    What Is The Minnesota Annual Gift Tax Exclusion
    What Is The Minnesota Annual Gift Tax Exclusion from Raymond German If your estate is going to be exposed to taxation, you could use your annual gift tax exclusion to transfer assets tax-free each year. Learn more about Minnesota annual…
Rank this Week: 2497

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jul 7

    Texas History – Who Did Wyatt Earp Call the Most Dangerous Man Alive?

    Texas History – Who Did Wyatt Earp Call the Most Dangerous Man Alive?
    Wyatt Earp called Dr. John H. (“Doc”) Holliday, the gambling gunfighter who practiced dentistry in Dallas at one time, the most dangerous man alive. As a young man, Holliday earned a D.D.S. degree in dentistry and set up a…
  • Jul 1

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. Stephen Hawking
  • Jul 1

    Celebrity Estate Planning Mistakes – Not Planning

    Celebrity Estate Planning Mistakes – Not Planning
    One would assume that celebrities who, typically, have valuable estates would have a well thought out estate plan in place. Of course, we all know what they say about making assumptions as well. Consider these celebrities whose estate…
Rank this Week: 2410

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Jul 7

    Estate Planning in Northern California: Commonly Asked Questions And Answer

    Estate Planning in Northern California: Commonly Asked Questions And Answer
    Estate planning in northern california commonly asked questions and answers from Timothy Murphy There are many different types of issues your estate plan will allow you to address, such as the question of what you want to happen if you become…
  • Jul 4

    What Is a Stretch IRA?

    What Is a Stretch IRA?
    Estate planning attorneys often help people who want to take things a couple of steps further. You want to craft a suitable legacy to leave behind to your loved ones, but you should also plan ahead for your active retirement years and the…
  • Jul 2

    What Is Estate Tax Exclusion Portability?

    What Is Estate Tax Exclusion Portability?
    You should brace yourself for possible taxation when you are devising your estate plan. There are those who are under the impression that the estate tax is only a factor for extremely wealthy people, but this will depend upon your…
Rank this Week: 2423

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 6

    Get Your Discounts Before They Are Gone

    Get Your Discounts Before They Are Gone
    The IRS is talking rule changes again.  It may be time to take another look at your estate plan. Family-owned businesses often gift ownership interests in the business to younger generations in an effort to reduce gift or estate tax…
  • Jul 2

    SYK Client Couture Cocktails Mixes Up the Manhattan

    SYK Client Couture Cocktails Mixes Up the Manhattan
    Our client, Couture Cocktails, Inc. is producing a line of premium classic bottled cocktails. Watch the Couture Cocktails interview on KOIN about their Straight Up Manhattans! Look for them in your local liquor store. Learn more on…
  • Jul 2

    Valerie Sasaki Promoted to Partner in the Firm

    Valerie Sasaki Promoted to Partner in the Firm
    Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP is pleased to announce that Valerie Sasaki has been promoted to Partner in the firm. Since joining Samuels Yoelin Kantor in 2012, Ms. Sasaki has specialized in jurisdictional tax consulting, business tax and planning…
Rank this Week: 4108

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.aminovlaw.com
  • Jul 6

    Do You Need A New Power of Attorney?

    Do You Need A New Power of Attorney?
    As we had discussed in a prior article, a statutory short form durable power of attorney (“POA”) is an important document which every New Yorker should consider. To recap, a POA allows any agents you select, typically your spouse…
  • Jun 15

    Medicaid’s Five Year Look-Back Period

    Medicaid’s Five Year Look-Back Period
    Anyone who has researched Medicaid planning has almost certainly heard of Medicaid’s dreaded five year look-back rule. I am not exactly sure why out of all the idiosyncrasies of New York’s Medicaid laws, the five year look-back is…
  • Apr 16

    Opening a Safe Deposit Box After Death in NY

    Opening a Safe Deposit Box After Death in NY
    I often receive phone calls from clients who had recently lost a loved one and, among other things, are confused about how to access the decedent’s safe deposit box. A common concern is that the loved one kept their last will in the…
Rank this Week: 1458

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 6

    Courts frown on executors using estate funds to defend their personal interest

    Courts frown on executors using estate funds to defend their personal interest
    I always like to share news stories and case summaries with you readers when I think they'll be of interest to you. In particular, I like to share stories that come from law firms in Canada that have experienced wills and estates lawyers, so…
  • Jul 1

    Canada Day is also a day of memorial in Newfoundland and Labrador

    Canada Day is also a day of memorial in Newfoundland and Labrador
    Today, July 1st is Canada Day. Here in my home province of Newfoundland and Labrador, it's also a day of remembrance for all of the brave, young men of Newfoundland who were killed at the Battle of the Somme in Beaumont-Hamel, France. On…
  • Jun 30

    Three years after getting a Clearance Certificate, an executor is notified of an unpaid bill. Now what?

    Three years after getting a Clearance Certificate, an executor is notified of an unpaid bill. Now what?
    An executor gets a letter three years after an estate is concluded, telling her that there is an unpaid bill. The executor no longer has records of what she paid. What does she do now? A reader recently asked me about this issue. Her letter…
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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/
Rank this Week: 3219

Estate Planning Attorney Blog

Estate Planning Attorney Blog

Covers probate, estate planning, business formation and business law. By Deemer Law Group, P.C.

http://www.estateplanningattorney-blog.com/
  • Jul 6

    Asset Protection (Part 3)

    Asset Protection (Part 3)
    In Part 2, we discussed insurance protections for you.  Now we will explore some less common methods for asset protection. As many (or some) are already familiar, there are revocable living trusts for estate planning.  There are…
  • Jun 29

    Asset Protection (Part 2)

    Asset Protection (Part 2)
    In Part 1, we started discussing automobile insurance to protect your assets from an accident vehicles.  Now we will flip the coin and explore how higher limits on your automobile policy also provides better protection for you and your…
  • Jun 22

    Asset Protection (Part 1)

    Asset Protection (Part 1)
    People try not to think about the risks and dangers in life, and their risk of losing their assets.  There are many things that can happen that would put your assets at risk, many of which can be caused by others through no fault of your…
Rank this Week: 1754

Fiduciary Folio

Fiduciary Folio

Covers fiduciary (wills, estates, entity representations) law, particularly as applied in the State of Georgia. By Tanner Pittman.

http://www.tannerpittmanlaw.com/blog-fiduciary-folio.html
  • Jul 6

    Myers v. Myers: Executor may not run estate as his personal busine

    Myers v. Myers: Executor may not run estate as his personal busine
    The Georgia Supreme Court handed down the probate case of Myers, Executor v. Myers, today. In some ways, the case is an unremarkable example of an executor using an estate as a cash cow for his personal expenditures and, among other…
  • Mar 6

    Clarke County Superior Court totally reversed on appeal in trust matter

    Clarke County Superior Court totally reversed on appeal in trust matter
    The superior court judge of Athens-Clarke County apparently totally botched a trust litigation matter, according to the Georgia Court of Appeals. The lower court had determined that a trust's maker (the "settlor") had improperly amended…
  • Feb 25

    Facebook at vanguard of digital inheritance

    Facebook at vanguard of digital inheritance
    Facebook users (of which this firm is not one) have long since realized that their accounts are digital journals of their lives. These records are valuable, not only to users, but to their posterity.  Responding to…
Rank this Week: 2911

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

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

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 909

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Covers Social Security disability law and special needs trusts. By Sheri R. Abrams.

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
  • Jul 6

    BIG NEWS! Sheri Abrams Re-Opens Her Own Law Firm!

    BIG NEWS! Sheri Abrams Re-Opens Her Own Law Firm!
    After 5 Years practicing with another firm, I have decided to re-open my own law practice.  My law firm, Sheri R. Abrams PLLC, will continue to practice Social Security Disability Law, Special Needs Planning, Elder Law & Estate…
  • Jun 27

    Final Rule to Revise the Definition of “Spouse” Under the FMLA

    Final Rule to Revise the Definition of “Spouse” Under the FMLA
    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. The FMLA also includes certain military family leave provisions. The…
  • May 5

    Sheri Abrams is leaving Needham Mitnick & Pollack

    Sheri Abrams is leaving Needham Mitnick & Pollack
    As the subject line indicates, I am leaving the law firm of Needham Mitnick & Pollack and taking my Social Security Disability & Elder Law practice with me. I am looking forward to the next chapter of my life and my practice. For…
Rank this Week: 995

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1720

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 6

    Time Magazine’s Cover Story—“How High is Your XQ?”

    Time Magazine’s Cover Story—“How High is Your XQ?”
    The cover story on the June 22nd edition of Time Magazine is about using HR assessments to predict and coach employee behavior. The magazine devoted five full pages to the topic in an article titled, “How High Is Your XQ? Your next job…
  • Jul 3

    Facebook Authorship Feature Can Help You Build a Following

    Facebook Authorship Feature Can Help You Build a Following
    Facebook has released a new feature and anyone who blogs or who is interested in social media marketing should take note. The new feature, referred to as “Authorship” will attach the name of the author to any piece of published…
  • Jul 1

    Same-Sex Marriage Goes National

    Same-Sex Marriage Goes National
    On June 26, 2015, in a 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court held that there is a fundamental Constitutional right to marry which includes same-sex couples. The Court also held that same-sex marriages performed in one…
Rank this Week: 3464

Walker Lambe

Walker Lambe

Covers North Carolina elder law and estate planning.

http://www.organizeyourassets.com/blog/
  • Jul 6

    Why Would I Want A North Carolina Revocable Living Trust?

    Why Would I Want A North Carolina Revocable Living Trust?
    Why would i want a north carolina revocable living trust from Mark Costley This person or entity would be empowered to administer the trust in the event of your incapacitation. Learn more about North Carolina Revocable Living Trust in…
  • Jun 30

    What Is A North Carolina Special Needs Trust?

    What Is A North Carolina Special Needs Trust?
    What Is A North Carolina Special Needs Trust? from Mark Costley The trustee can use the assets in the trust to provide for the supplemental needs of the beneficiary. These would be needs that the government benefits do not…
  • Jun 24

    Is North Carolina Medicaid Only For the Poor?

    Is North Carolina Medicaid Only For the Poor?
    Is North Carolina Medicaid Only For the Poor? from Mark Costley Medicare does not pay for long-term care, but Medicaid will assist with these costs Because of this, many elders who were never poor ultimately seek Medicaid…
Rank this Week: 3465