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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Dec 21

    Happy First Day of Winter!

    Happy First Day of Winter!
    Happy First Day of Winter! [Or, "First Day of Summer" for my Southern Hemisphere readers.] Gerry
  • Dec 21

    ABLE Act: Planning For Disabled Family Member

    ABLE Act: Planning For Disabled Family Member
    Last week the United States Congress passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014 as part of the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014. This Act creates the new 529A plan, marking a significant change to the...
  • Dec 21

    5 Will Drafting Tip

    5 Will Drafting Tip
    While no one likes to think about his or her own death, it is important to be educated and prepared about end-of-life financial requirements so that any money, possessions or debts you leave behind are distributed exactly the way you...
Rank this Week: 69

NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

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

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
  • Dec 17

    Sanctions for failure to make discovery

    Sanctions for failure to make discovery
    Law Lessons from Kartzman v. Randolph Realty, LLC, App. Div., No. A-1733-13T4, December 16, 2014: “A trial court has inherent discretionary power to impose sanctions for failure to make discovery, subject only to the requirement that…
  • Dec 17

    What identifies a child’s best interest

    What identifies a child’s best interest
    Law Lessons from New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency v. N.C.M., __ N.J. Super. __ (App. Div. 2014), Docket No. A-3666-13T3, December 16, 2014: A parent’s right to raise and maintain a relationship with his or her…
  • Dec 17

    A trial court on a motion for reconsideration has the authority to vacate, amend, or modify a prior judgment

    A trial court on a motion for reconsideration has the authority to vacate, amend, or modify a prior judgment
    Law Lessons from Kartzman v. Randolph Realty, LLC, App. Div., No. A-1733-13T4, December 16, 2014: A trial court on a motion for reconsideration under Rule 4:49-2 clearly has the authority to vacate, amend, or modify a prior judgment. Baumann…
Rank this Week: 92

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: 244

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/
  • Dec 18

    The Validity of iWill

    The Validity of iWill
    A recent decision in Queensland, Australia determines whether a Will typed into the Notes Application of an iPhone stands as a valid Last Will and Testament. According to an article in the National Law Review, the deceased, Karter Yu, used…
  • Dec 17

    Will Challenge Case Management & Summary Judgment

    Will Challenge Case Management & Summary Judgment
    As an Estates lawyer, not only is it important to understand the law surrounding Will challenges, but also the procedure involved in litigating such a dispute.  The recent Case Conference Memorandum No. 1 of D.M. Brown J. in the Estate…
  • Dec 17

    ‘Tis the Season of Giving

    ‘Tis the Season of Giving
    As the holidays quickly approach, Canadians begin to turn their minds to everything the holiday season brings – parties, food and drink, and quality time with others. During the holidays, people also think about charity- giving their…
Rank this Week: 283

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: 305

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: 331

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: 356

KEYTLaw

KEYTLaw

Covers Arizona and federal laws.

http://www.keytlaw.com/blog
  • Nov 27

    Stanford Phds Say Renewable Energy Won’t Work

    Stanford Phds Say Renewable Energy Won’t Work
    The A Register:  “Two highly qualified Google engineers who have spent years studying and trying to improve renewable energy technology have stated quite bluntly that renewables will never permit the human race to cut CO2 emissions…
  • Oct 11

    The Law-School Scam

    The Law-School Scam
    The Atlantic:  “For-profit law schools are a capitalist dream of privatized profits and socialized losses. But for their debt-saddled, no-job-prospect graduates, they can be a nightmare. . . . lorida Coastal is one of three law…
  • Apr 15

    National Weather Service, Post Office & Other Federal Agencies Buying Ammo

    National Weather Service, Post Office & Other Federal Agencies Buying Ammo
    Newsmax:  “Add the U.S. Postal Service to the list of federal agencies seeking to purchase . . . alarmingly large quantities of ammunition.  A little more than a year ago, the Social Security Administration put in a request…
Rank this Week: 438

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

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

    Make Sure Your Vital Information Doesn’t Die When You Do

    Make Sure Your Vital Information Doesn’t Die When You Do
    Twenty years ago, we always told our clients to make an inventory of their important information, give a copy to a child or trusted family member and leave a copy in a secure place for safekeeping. It’s amazing how much has changed in…
  • Sep 15

    Not Everybody Needs A Trust

    Not Everybody Needs A Trust
    Every Spring, when the snowbirds have returned to New York, your lawblogger gets a rash of inquiries about trusts. Some folks are absolutely insistent but don't really have a good explanation for this. I usually ask at this point which…
  • Sep 15

    Not Everybody Needs A Trust

    Not Everybody Needs A Trust
    Every Spring, when the snowbirds have returned to New York, your lawblogger gets a rash of inquiries about trusts. Some folks are absolutely insistent but don’t really have a good explanation for this. I usually ask at this point which…
Rank this Week: 501

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/
  • Dec 13

    Pasadena Courthouse

    Pasadena Courthouse
    I took this photograph of the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Pasadena Court last March.
  • Dec 6

    Fraud on the Power: TLC The Land Conservancy of British Columbia v. The University of British Columbia

    Fraud on the Power: TLC The Land Conservancy of British Columbia v. The University of British Columbia
    In her will, dated February 15, 2007, Jessie Binning, expressed the hope that her home, designed by her late husband, architect and artist, Bertram Charles Binning, would be preserved as a historic site.  Specifically, her will…
  • Nov 29

    Re Mulgave School Foundation

    Re Mulgave School Foundation
    If you make a large gift to a charity, you may have a specific purpose in mind, such as buying equipment for a hospital, building a new church, or funding scholarships in the Faculty of Engineering. Whatever you have in mind, consider whether…
Rank this Week: 656

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Dec 20

    Elfs Can’t Drink and Drive Either

    Elfs Can’t Drink and Drive Either
    You can’t make this stuff up. Apparently a guy dressed up as an “Elf on the Shelf” and got behind the wheel after drinking. It sounds like he was sleeping it off in the parking lot when the police saw him and arrested him.…
  • Dec 18

    What is the Cost for Virginia Reckless Driving?

    What is the Cost for Virginia Reckless Driving?
    There are so many factors to consider in a reckless driving case. Not only do you have court costs and lawyer fees, but you could see a spike in your insurance rates. That’s why you should contact me today what see what options you…
  • Dec 17

    Fight Virginia DUI Refusal on Private Property

    Fight Virginia DUI Refusal on Private Property
    Were you charged with refusing a breath test after being arrested on private property? Contact me today to discuss if you can beat the charge. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:…
Rank this Week: 701

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud…

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud Blog

Covers celebrity and true case stories on probate litigation. By Andrew Mayoras.

http://www.probatelawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    Joan Rivers' Estate Planning Was No Laughing Matter

    Joan Rivers' Estate Planning Was No Laughing Matter
    Joan Rivers was widely respected for her sense of humor, work ethic, and willingness to say almost anything for a laugh. When it came to planning her estate, however, the late comedienne and host of Fashion Police treated the matter very…
  • Dec 10

    Top 10 Celebrity Stories To Spark Holiday Estate Planning Conversation

    Top 10 Celebrity Stories To Spark Holiday Estate Planning Conversation
    Sure the holidays are a fun time for families to sit around talking about what happened on the latest episode of The Walking Dead or how granddaughter Mary is doing in dance class. But they are also a great time to have the important -- yet…
  • Nov 25

    Mick Jagger Can't Get No Satisfaction; Ugly Lawsuit Settle

    Mick Jagger Can't Get No Satisfaction; Ugly Lawsuit Settle
    It's rough being Mick Jagger sometimes. Even as the front man for the famed Rolling Stones, he Can't Always Get What he Wants. But when he tries, at least sometimes, he just might find ... that he gets what he needs. These days, what Sir Mick…
Rank this Week: 720

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/
  • Nov 10

    Estate Planning for Out-of-State Property

    Estate Planning for Out-of-State Property
    If you live in Florida and own property in another state an ancillary administration will be necessary upon the death of the owner(s) of that property. This special probate administration will be in addition to the administration you have…
  • Oct 29

    Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection

    Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection
    Many times we get questions from clients asking if their revocable trust provides asset protection from creditors. The answer to this is the typical legal answer "It Depends". That is it depends on who owes the money. In Florida a…
  • Oct 28

    Florida Probate Intake form

    Florida Probate Intake form
    Many of our clients have asked us to put our Florida Probate Intake form online so that they can easily download it. You can download the Florida Probate Intake form with the following link: Probate Intake Form.pdf
Rank this Week: 727

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

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

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 764

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: 794

Future of the Federal Estate Tax

Future of the Federal Estate Tax

Covers estate tax reform. By Hani Sarji.

http://mhs.typepad.com/threepointfive-45/
  • Jul 4

    [EOC]Let Freedom Ring With Gift Of Firearm

    [EOC]Let Freedom Ring With Gift Of Firearm
    My previous post highlights how Americans are generous, despite a challenging economy. An earlier post mentioned that donating firearms could help the donor, the donor’s family, the charitable organization, and all Americans who get a…
  • Jul 4

    [EOC]Americans Are Generous, Despite Economy

    [EOC]Americans Are Generous, Despite Economy
    A recent report highlights the generosity of Americans. Giving USA 2011: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2010 finds that Americans contributed about 2 percent of disposable income in 2010. The executive summary of the report…
  • Jul 4

    [EOC]The Most Important Historical Gun In History Of United State

    [EOC]The Most Important Historical Gun In History Of United State
    I have been researching estate planning for firearms, and I came across a video that is worth sharing today, a day on which we celebrate the United States and reflect on its history. The video is about the Girandoni air rifle, which is on…
Rank this Week: 789

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/
  • Dec 21

    ACS System Associates, Inc.

    ACS System Associates, Inc.
    A Bronx Estate Litigation Lawyer said that, this is an action to recover damages for personal injuries allegedly sustained by the infant plaintiff on November 5, 2010, as a result of a motor vehicle accident involving a motor vehicle (in…
  • Dec 18

    Dr. BK and Dr. JM ...cont

    Dr. BK and Dr. JM ...cont
    The decedent underwent three open heart surgeries within a period of less than twenty-four hours. Evidence was offered that the defendant's malpractice necessitated the second and third surgeries. Hospital records record a pain level of 10…
  • Dec 16

    Dr. BK and Dr. JM ...cont

    Dr. BK and Dr. JM ...cont
    CPLR 1601(1) does not address situations, such as here, where the alleged non-party tortfeasor is the State of New York which cannot be joined as a co-defendant in the Supreme Court. The prevailing view, however, is that apportionment against…
Rank this Week: 830

New York Trusts & Estates Law…

New York Trusts & Estates Law Blog

Covers New York wills, trusts, estates, and elder law. By Saul Elnadav.

http://trustsestateslaw.com
Rank this Week: 810

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Dec 18

    Estate Planning Is Important for Single Parent

    Estate Planning Is Important for Single Parent
    Conversations about estate planning tend to focus on marital units — that is, married parents of children. It is important, though, that we not overlook the many other kinds of families and estates out there. Often, their estate needs…
  • Dec 11

    December is the Time to Talk with Family About Estate Planning

    December is the Time to Talk with Family About Estate Planning
    Which kinds of conversations did you have with your family this Thanksgiving? Weather? Careers? Memories of holidays past? View image | gettyimages.com Those are all staples of any year-end gathering, but allow us to suggest one other topic…
  • Dec 4

    Basic Estate Planning: Tips for Beginner

    Basic Estate Planning: Tips for Beginner
    Estate planning isn’t always a comfortable topic for people to consider, nor is it an easy process to tackle. But it doesn’t have to be insurmountable. #159955157 / gettyimages.com MarketWatch recently published “9 steps to…
Rank this Week: 862

Cooper Elder Law

Cooper Elder Law

Covers Ohio estate planning, nursing home protection and qualifying for veterans benefits. By Thom L. Cooper Company, LPA.

http://cooperelderlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Dec 2

    What’s the Difference Between a Will and a Trust?

    What’s the Difference Between a Will and a Trust?
    By Chris Meyer Many people think that Wills and Trusts are the same thing. Nothing could be further from the truth. While there are similarities, there are some very important differences. A Will is a very basic document that simply expresses…
  • Nov 13

    Will you get an IRA penalty this year?

    Will you get an IRA penalty this year?
    The Tax Policy Center reports that 68% of IRA owners over age 70 1/2 have not yet taken their required minimum distributions this year.  If they don’t take these distributions by the end of the year, they will pay a 50% penalty on…
  • Nov 7

    Veterans Day 2014

    Veterans Day 2014
    By Jessica LoPiccolo Veterans Day is a day of celebration to honor America’s Veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. The holiday is observed on November 11th every…
Rank this Week: 853

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covers asset protection, estate planning, probate and income tax planning. By Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill P.A.

http://www.sbshlaw.com/blog
  • Dec 12

    Lyons Case Illustrates Florida Homestead Peculiaritie

    Lyons Case Illustrates Florida Homestead Peculiaritie
    I’ve long preached that conveying Florida homestead is tricky given the peculiarities of Florida law. A recent court case out of the 4th District Court of Appeal in Florida illustrates this point. So I thought that I would share it with…
  • Dec 5

    When to Throw it Out

    When to Throw it Out
    My eldest daughter is in college, my second is on her way this next fall and my youngest is a freshman in high school. All of my children have grown up in the house that we built about twelve years ago, and the closets and our garage are…
  • Nov 29

    Does Money Buy Happiness?

    Does Money Buy Happiness?
    Three weeks ago I finished my first full Ironman triathlon competition. I’ve finished plenty of half-Ironmans, Olympic and Sprint distance triathlons before, but never the full – until now. I turned fifty years of age this year,…
Rank this Week: 927

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Dec 18

    Florida Foreclosures – What’s Happening Now?

    Florida Foreclosures – What’s Happening Now?
    December 2014 update on what we are seeing now with Florida foreclosures and related issues – 1. Foreclosure filings have remained steady in the last few weeks – this observation is based upon the number of calls we are receiving…
  • Dec 16

    Security in Florida Condominums: Privacy Concerns for Condo Owner

    Security in Florida Condominums: Privacy Concerns for Condo Owner
    For many Florida condo owners, one of the reasons they have chosen to live in a condominium community instead of a single family home is because of a feeling of greater security being provided there. There is a safety in numbers, of course.…
  • Dec 9

    When Can a Florida Condo Board Authorize and Direct Entry Into Your Condo Unit?

    When Can a Florida Condo Board Authorize and Direct Entry Into Your Condo Unit?
    Florida condominium life is truly its own cultural lifestyle. People move here from all over the nation and all over the world to enjoy our sunsets, our beaches, our unique Florida communities and things to do. Many choose to live in one of…
Rank this Week: 971

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/
  • Sep 24

    Tax Filing Tips for Same-Sex Couples in Oakland County

    Tax Filing Tips for Same-Sex Couples in Oakland County
    Tax filing tips as a result of the Windsor ruling on same-sex couples By Marc Wander Cincinnati residents James Obergefell and John Arthur lived together and were in a committed and intimate relationship for more than 20 years. When John…
  • Sep 24

    Obamacare: GOP’s NEW plan to repeal and replace

    Obamacare: GOP’s NEW plan to repeal and replace
    Obamacare proposed to be repealed and replaced in GOP’s new bill By Mike Witzke A health-care bill will be unveiled by the Republican Study Committee in the House of Representatives to replace Obamacare. (Related: Gifts for…
  • Sep 24

    Gifts for Caregivers: Music, Magazines and Informative Video

    Gifts for Caregivers: Music, Magazines and Informative Video
    Gifts for caregivers are a great way to show your appreciation of their hard work! By Chris Berry Music is another one of the many wonderful gifts for caregivers. It has been show to help heal, reduce stress, and enhance … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1002

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: 979

FLG Trusts & Estates Reporter

FLG Trusts & Estates Reporter

Covers trusts, estate planning, asset protection, and probate, with particular focus on Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. By Fortenberry Law Group PLLC.

http://www.fortenberrylaw.com
  • May 14

    Why Living Trusts Don’t Always Avoid Probate in Florida

    Why Living Trusts Don’t Always Avoid Probate in Florida
    Living trusts are a popular tools for avoiding probate in Florida. But even though probate may not be required to transfer assets, the trustee may want to probate the deceased person’s estate to deal with creditors.Why Living Trusts…
  • May 7

    Taxation of Lifetime Gifts vs. Transfers at Death

    Taxation of Lifetime Gifts vs. Transfers at Death
    Lifetime gifts versus transfers at death. From a tax planning perspective, should a client hold property until death or transfer it during his or her lifetime? Taxation of Lifetime Gifts vs. Transfers at Death is a post from: probate attorney…
  • Apr 30

    Estate Tax Provisions of the 2014 Budget: Is the Current Estate Tax Law Permanent?

    Estate Tax Provisions of the 2014 Budget: Is the Current Estate Tax Law Permanent?
    Since the Treasury recently released President Obama’s 2014 budget proposals, there’s been a lot of grumbling about the President’s proposed estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax provisions. If enacted, these…
Rank this Week: 978

North Carolina Estate Planning…

North Carolina Estate Planning Blog

Covers legal issues relating to wealth transfer, asset preservation, probate, and taxation. By Greg Herman-Giddens of Trust Counsel, P.A.

http://www.ncestateplanningblog.com/
  • Dec 20

    Estate Planning Mistake: Forgetting to Fund

    Estate Planning Mistake: Forgetting to Fund
    Many estate plans include a living trust, a tool that can be amended at any time during the trust creator’s life and becomes irrevocable upon their death. Even the most carefully planned and detailed estate plans could be at least…
  • Dec 19

    Estate Plan Controversie

    Estate Plan Controversie
    Celebrities are not the only individuals whose estate plans experience controversy. The Will of any individual may be contested in court. Some estate plan provisions might cause conflicts. Controversy is particularly likely if an individual…
  • Dec 18

    3 Signs You Should Update Your Retirement Plan

    3 Signs You Should Update Your Retirement Plan
    Reports continue to show Americans are not saving enough for retirement. Some retirement account owners may miss out on opportunities that could help grow their assets, even if they are not contributing suggested amounts. TrustCounsel’s…
Rank this Week: 1083

Ohio Social Security Disability…

Ohio Social Security Disability Blog

Covers family law, criminal law, and social security SSD/SSI ssues in Ohio. By the Law Offices of John T. Nicholson.

http://www.johntnicholson.com/ohiolawblog/
  • May 26

    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job

    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job
    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job  SSR 64-47c The claimant, a high school graduate who had worked in various capacities in carpentry, including foreman and…
  • Mar 24

    Social Security disability rules for Lupu

    Social Security disability rules for Lupu
    How to win my disability case for a lupus diagnosis? Systemic lupus erythematosus, or simply lupus, is evaluated in the immune system section of the Disability Evaluation Under Social Security disability handbook, more commonly known as the…
  • Feb 10

    Delays in Ohio Social Security Disability claims hurt claimant

    Delays in Ohio Social Security Disability claims hurt claimant
    Social Security Disability Delays Impact Vulnerable Patients Unfortunately it is becoming all to common for those applying for Social Security Disability benefits to suffer delay after delay while their claims languish in a bureaucratic mess…
Rank this Week: 1086

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Dec 17

    2014 Tax Extender Bill Passed By Congre

    2014 Tax Extender Bill Passed By Congre
    Kelly Phillips Erb, writing for Forbes: With just over two weeks left in the 2014 calendar year, the Senate finally made up its mind about the tax extenders bill. The bill, which extends the life of a number of tax breaks through 2014,…
  • Nov 20

    What Is A Business Plan?

    What Is A Business Plan?
    Although a proper legal structure is very important for a startup business, there are many other considerations that are very likely much more important if the business is to be successful. In particular, developing a business plan is often…
  • Nov 5

    Business Structures: The Facts & Figure

    Business Structures: The Facts & Figure
    Although there a lots of very important questions that a business owner, or owners, must ask when starting a business, perhaps of one of the most important is: How should I legally structure my business? In general, there are three principal…
Rank this Week: 1180

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Dec 15

    BYOD Language – Smartphones, Tablets and the Workplace

    BYOD Language – Smartphones, Tablets and the Workplace
    The holidays are coming up and your employees may be getting that coveted new tablet, smartphone, or other mobile device from their Christmas list. Employees increasingly wish to use their own devices, whether it be to use their preferred…
  • Dec 5

    Wills for Heroes Poised to Serve Their 1000th Hero

    Wills for Heroes Poised to Serve Their 1000th Hero
    On December 6, 2014, the Lancaster County Bar Association will hold another Wills for Heroes event.  The Wills for Heroes program provides estate planning documents to first responders and their spouses.  The program started after…
  • Oct 27

    Say 'Ello' to Public Benefit Corporation

    Say 'Ello' to Public Benefit Corporation
    On October 23, 2014, Ello, the burgeoning social network, announced that it converted to a Public Benefit Corporation. Ello describes itself as “a simple, beautiful, and ad-free social network created by a small group of artists and…
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California Tax Attorney Blog

California Tax Attorney Blog

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

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

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  • Aug 30

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

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled yesterday that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling…
  • Dec 29

    Gifts Made By Personal Check

    Gifts Made By Personal Check
    A check written in 2012 that does not clear until 2013 is at risk of being a 2013 gift, not a 2012 gift, since the donor could have stopped payment in 2013 before it cleared. The issue with using checks to make gifts is that until the check…
Rank this Week: 1149

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
  • Dec 17

    Joan Rivers’ Unusual Estate Planning Move

    Joan Rivers’ Unusual Estate Planning Move
    Comedienne Joan Rivers, who passed away in September at age 81, had an unusual estate planning strategy. View image | gettyimages.com Her will shows she sought to reduce her tax burden by claiming residency in one state and being based in…
  • Dec 10

    Estate Planning For Singles Is Different

    Estate Planning For Singles Is Different
    The ranks of those who are single are growing by leaps and bounds. Today, about half of Americans are single, compared to just one-third in 1970. Singles, however, have some unique challenges when it comes to estate planning. #450772249 /…
  • Dec 3

    Care At The End Of Life

    Care At The End Of Life
    A huge issue is how people can obtain the best possible care – and the care they want — at or near the end of life. #175139384 / gettyimages.com An editorial in the New York Times describes the ordeal a New York City woman went…
Rank this Week: 1211

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace
     In the wake of domestic violence charges against NFL players and the public’s outrage at the NFL’s response as a business owner you may be thinking how you might respond when faced with an employee charged with domestic…
  • Aug 29

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa
    Mark Landa has been selected to be included in the 21st Edition of the The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice area of Environmental Law.  Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey comprising more than…
  • Aug 4

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session
    The 2014 session of the Iowa General Assembly brought a few changes to the public utilities law practice in Iowa. Lawmakers focused their utility related discourse on tax credits for renewable energy, renewable fuels and solar energy, purview…
Rank this Week: 1297

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Dec 18

    Plaintiff Seeks to Increase Damage Amount

    Plaintiff Seeks to Increase Damage Amount
    Probate Lawyers said the defendants appeal from an order of the Supreme Court, Richmond County, which granted the plaintiff's motion to remove the case from the Civil Court of the City of New York to the Supreme Court, Richmond County, to…
  • Dec 17

    Court Decides Case Involving Probate and Bankruptcy Proceeding

    Court Decides Case Involving Probate and Bankruptcy Proceeding
    A Probate Lawyer said in this Estate action, the defendant moves to dismiss the plaintiff's complaint or in the alternative an order staying the action as against him. The co-defendant cross-moves to dismiss the plaintiff's complaint or in…
  • Dec 16

    Court Considers Case Reqarding Law of Perpetuitie

    Court Considers Case Reqarding Law of Perpetuitie
    A Probate Lawyer said the question presented on this record is whether the trusts created by the will of CMR, dated June 27, 1867, are valid within the law of perpetuities, or are void for remoteness. There can be no doubt that if the…
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Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

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

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    20 Free Tax Secrets for Canadian

    20 Free Tax Secrets for Canadian
    I'm about to download this free book called "20 Free Tax Secrets for Canadians" by Allan Madan, and I thought it might be of interest to some of you readers as well. If so, click here to read more about this book and/or download it.…
  • Dec 11

    Updated table of intestacy for Alberta Probate Kit

    Updated table of intestacy for Alberta Probate Kit
    Those of you who are using my book, The Alberta Probate and Administration Kit, are probably aware that parts of it needed updating because of changes to the law since the book came out. One of the things that needed updating is the table…
  • Dec 8

    The executor is going to sell an asset and give the proceeds to non-beneficiaries. What do I do?

    The executor is going to sell an asset and give the proceeds to non-beneficiaries. What do I do?
    What would you do if, while waiting to receive your inheritance, you found out that the executor planned to sell an asset and give the money to someone who isn't a beneficiary? A reader who is in that situation wrote to me recently. His…
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Probate, Trusts and Estate Law…

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law Blog

Cover international estate planning considerations, sophisticated estate planning techniques, answers to common estate planning questions, and probate, estate and gift tax law By Janet Brewer.

http://www.calprobate.com/blog/
  • Nov 26

    Helping Your Elderly Parents Plan Their Estate

    Helping Your Elderly Parents Plan Their Estate
    As the Baby Boomer generation continues to age, millions of Americans are finding themselves in an awkward, critical position: their elderly parents are need assistance with their estate planning, but they are hesitant to ask for help from…
  • Nov 19

    When Should I Begin Estate Planning?

    When Should I Begin Estate Planning?
    Many people have the misconception that estate planning is reserved for the very old or the very rich. However, estate people can help the majority of people protect the ones they love, protect themselves, and protect the assets that they…
  • Nov 18

    International Estate Planning & the Question of Domicile

    International Estate Planning & the Question of Domicile
    Home is where the heart is, right? Unfortunately, the matter is not quite that simple when it comes to international estate planning. Establishing where you home – referred to officially as your domicile by attorneys and the government…
Rank this Week: 1304

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

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

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1335

Georgia Wills and Probate Law Blog

Georgia Wills and Probate Law Blog

Features news and thoughts on issues in Georgia regarding wills, advance directives, living wills, healthcare powers of attorney, guardianship, and probate. By Stephen Worrall.

http://www.georgiawillslaw.com/
  • Nov 18

    We're Moving!

    We're Moving!
    I am consolidating the content of all of our blogs at our Georgia Family Law website. Please join us there for new posts and to find all of our old posts.
  • Aug 9

    Atlanta Attorney Says Prepare Now For Year-End Changes to Estate Tax Law

    Atlanta Attorney Says Prepare Now For Year-End Changes to Estate Tax Law
    The expiration of key laws in Congress may expose more local individuals to estate or “Death Taxes” after their passing.  Atlanta attorney, Steve Worrall explains these anticipated changes, as well as steps Georgia residents can take now…
  • Aug 9

    Atlanta Attorney Says Prepare Now For Year-End Changes to Estate Tax Law

    Atlanta Attorney Says Prepare Now For Year-End Changes to Estate Tax Law
    The expiration of key laws in Congress may expose more local individuals to estate or “Death Taxes” after their passing.  Atlanta attorney, Steve Worrall explains these anticipated changes, as well as steps Georgia residents can take now…
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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/
  • Dec 19

    Idaho Estate Planning - Secret Lives Always Complicate Thing

    Idaho Estate Planning - Secret Lives Always Complicate Thing
    No one — not Florida investigators, court officials, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections or the FBI — ever notified the surviving relatives of Cydzik's victim in the Brookfield fatal robbery. Only this year — by chance and Facebook…
  • Dec 18

    Idaho Estate Planning - Minimizing Conflict Between Trustee

    Idaho Estate Planning - Minimizing Conflict Between Trustee
    People often fight over trusts for a wide variety of reasons. One of the most frequent conflicts over trusts occurs when the trustee and the beneficiaries do not see eye to eye.
  • Dec 17

    Idaho Estate Planning - Even If You're Single You Need A Plan

    Idaho Estate Planning - Even If You're Single You Need A Plan
    Much of the talk about estate planning is often centered around married couples with children. This leads some single people to think that estate plans are not necessary for them. However, estate planning can be even more important for…
Rank this Week: 1548

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 16

    Frivolous Lawsuit

    Frivolous Lawsuit
    When a beneficiary files suit against a trustee of a revocable trust, the petition should contain at least some shred of evidence. Otherwise, the beneficiary runs the risk of pursuing a frivolous suit.The consequences of such can be quite…
  • Dec 12

    Common Fund Doctrine - Recovering Attorney Fees for a Beneficiary

    Common Fund Doctrine - Recovering Attorney Fees for a Beneficiary
    If a beneficiary sues a trustee and is successful, they are generally not able to recover their attorney fees from the trust. Hence, the beneficiary will have to personally bear the out-of-pocket costs. However, an exception to this rule…
  • Dec 4

    Medi-Cal Reimbursement - Douglas v. Castillo

    Medi-Cal Reimbursement - Douglas v. Castillo
    Generally speaking, when a person receives Medi-Cal services past the age of 55, upon their demise their estate is required to reimburse the state of California for such services. See Welfare & Institutions Code §14009.5. This…
Rank this Week: 1573

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

Covers Class III weapons topics for all of the 50 states. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.guntrustlawyer.com/
  • Dec 11

    Revisions to North Carolina and Gun Trust Transfers and Machine Gun Update Under the NFA

    Revisions to North Carolina and Gun Trust Transfers and Machine Gun Update Under the NFA
    North Carolina NFA Trust and Gun Trust Update: In Dec 2014, a Gun Trust transfer of a Machine Gun was rejected by the ATF when it stated "In Accordance with NC General Statute 14-409. Please remember that your Form 4...
  • Nov 26

    Black Friday NFA Gun Trust Specials Save up to 50% for a limited time

    Black Friday NFA Gun Trust Specials Save up to 50% for a limited time
    For those of you who have been thinking about starting your Gun Trust we have put together a very special offer with the Gun Trust Lawyer® to offer Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials on the Base, Advanced, and Professional...
  • Nov 21

    Florida becomes 33rd State to Legalize Hunting with Suppressor

    Florida becomes 33rd State to Legalize Hunting with Suppressor
    Unlike most states which have changed the laws, In Florida you can hunt with Suppressors starting today. This morning the following announcement was sent out by Marion Hammer the Executive Director of the SSF and past president of the NRA...
Rank this Week: 1483

Florida Elder Law and Estate Blog

Florida Elder Law and Estate Blog

Covers Florida estate planning, probate, and construction law issues. By the Law Office of R. Kellen Bryant., P.L.

http://www.eldercarelawjacksonville.com/
Rank this Week: 1478

Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli…

Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli Blog

Covers New Jersey elder law and estate planning.

http://www.dvanarelli.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1543

Unique Estate Law Blog

Unique Estate Law Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://uniqueestatelaw.com/lawyer/blog/Unique_Estate_Law_Blog.htm
Rank this Week: 1551

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/
  • Dec 19

    Divorce After Age 50 - Financial Pitfall

    Divorce After Age 50 - Financial Pitfall
    So, you have been married for some time and are facing a divorce after rearing children, but before retirement. This can be tough in more ways than one.
  • Dec 18

    The Perfect Family Gift - Your Estate Plan

    The Perfect Family Gift - Your Estate Plan
    Are you in a quandary about what gifts to give your loved ones this Christmas? I have one that is always the right color, fits perfectly and is always fashionable regardless of their age or gender. What is it, you ask?
  • Dec 17

    Non-Traditional Families = Non-Traditional Estate Planning

    Non-Traditional Families = Non-Traditional Estate Planning
    Have you noticed? Traditional American families are no longer the norm. Consequently, with the nature of family changing so has estate planning.
Rank this Week: 1639

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.florida-probate-lawyer.com/probate
  • Dec 18

    Trust Modification under Florida’s Trust Code

    Trust Modification under Florida’s Trust Code
    Can a court consider extrinsic evidence when asked to modify a trust under the judicial modification statutes even if the trust instrument is unambiguous?  YES! Historically, common law rules of construction provided that the intent of a…
  • Sep 25

    Undue Influence under Florida’s Trust Code

    Undue Influence under Florida’s Trust Code
    Florida Statute § 736.0406 Effect of fraud, duress, mistake, or undue influence.— If the creation, amendment, or restatement of a trust is procured by fraud, duress, mistake, or undue influence, the trust or any part so…
  • Aug 12

    Florida Trust Termination

    Florida Trust Termination
    People create trusts for a variety of reasons.  Some create them for creditor protection.  Others create them because they are concerned about providing the beneficiaries with large sums of money all at once.  Although these…
Rank this Week: 1649