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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Feb 22

    Article on Effects of Panama Papers on New Zealand Foreign Trusts Regime

    Article on Effects of Panama Papers on New Zealand Foreign Trusts Regime
    Mark J. Bennett published an Article entitled, Implications of the Panama Papers for the New Zealand Foreign Trusts Regime, 21 NZ Assoc. Comparative L. Yearbook 27 (2015). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This article discusses…
  • Feb 22

    Mother Will Give Birth to Terminally Ill Baby to Donate Her Organ

    Mother Will Give Birth to Terminally Ill Baby to Donate Her Organ
    Keri Young, an Oklahoma mother, will give birth to her terminally ill daughter and donate the newborn’s organs. Young’s baby will be born with a portion of her brain and skull missing—a condition known as anencephaly. The couple has…
  • Feb 22

    Article on Hindu Succession Act 2005

    Article on Hindu Succession Act 2005
    Shital Prakash Kharat recently published an Article entitled, Effect of Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act 2005 – Judicial Response (2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: Women, since the vedic times were dominated because of…
Rank this Week: 125

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: 120

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

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

    Driving on a Suspended License Virginia for a 4th Offense

    Driving on a Suspended License Virginia for a 4th Offense
    If you are charged with driving on a suspended license in Virginia, the punishment can vary quite a bit depending upon how many prior offenses you may have had for driving suspended. If this is your 4th offense you may be in quite a bit of…
  • Jan 19

    [VIDEO] Over 900 Drivers Took This Quiz, 74% Missed 1 Question

    [VIDEO] Over 900 Drivers Took This Quiz, 74% Missed 1 Question
    We did a quiz of hundreds of Virginians, to see if people know their rights when interacting with the police during a traffic stop. The results? A lot of people did really well, but a lot of people missed a couple of questions on the quiz,…
  • Jan 6

    [VIDEO] Uber Drivers – Fight Virginia Reckless Driving

    [VIDEO] Uber Drivers – Fight Virginia Reckless Driving
    A reckless driving conviction on that record could impair your ability to drive with Uber, especially depending upon if you have other tickets. Contact me so we can look at your defense options. Are you an Uber driver or a hopeful driver for…
Rank this Week: 224

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
  • Jan 27

    Elimination of Estate Tax Not Beneficial for Most Taxpayer

    Elimination of Estate Tax Not Beneficial for Most Taxpayer
    I recently returned from the Heckerling Estate Planning Institute hosted by the University of Miami Law School. Heckerling is the premier tax and estate planning continuing education conference in the country and is attended by more than…
  • Jan 20

    Will Trump Do Away with the Death Tax?

    Will Trump Do Away with the Death Tax?
    Published January 20, 2017 Last year, House Republicans led by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released “A Better Way: Our Vision for a Confident America,” which they called their “Blueprint” for tax reform. This Blueprint…
  • Jan 13

    Five Reasons Baby Boomers Need to Update Estate Plan

    Five Reasons Baby Boomers Need to Update Estate Plan
    It’s new year’s resolution time - so I thought I’d throw in the plug for considering an update to your estate plan. I was born at the tail end of the baby boomer generation – which is said to include all those born…
Rank this Week: 174

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Feb 22

    Caution! Sever a Joint Tenancy Before Conveying the Interest to a Third Party

    Caution! Sever a Joint Tenancy Before Conveying the Interest to a Third Party
    As a graduation present, your client purchases her son a home. Although the plan was for the son to live there alone, the client and her son take title as joint tenants. Years later, your client remarries and asks you to convey her interest…
  • Feb 17

    How to Prepare a Trial Outline

    How to Prepare a Trial Outline
    Heading to trial? Start your planning by preparing a trial outline. Here are the key things to include and a sample outline to give you an idea how it looks. The basics for any trial outline are: A list of all essential elements of the case.…
  • Feb 15

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Cultivating Clients in the Marijuana Field

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Cultivating Clients in the Marijuana Field
    The following is a guest blog post by Allison B. Margolin, a partner at Margolin and Lawrence in Los Angeles. Ms. Margolin practices criminal defense and civil litigation in both state and federal court. California’s new law legalizing…
Rank this Week: 255

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 252

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: 292

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    A California Estate Tax?

    A California Estate Tax?
    There is a federal estate tax, for now. The current president and both houses of Congress have indicated a desire to repeal the federal estate tax. Although the details of such a repeal have not been clearly defined. In response, CA state…
  • Feb 9

    Probate Code § 850 Petition

    Probate Code § 850 Petition
    1969 Shelby GT350The probate code permits an interested party to seek a judicial determination, i.e. an order, that property is owned by the decedent's estate or that the decedent's estate owns property that is really the property of another.…
  • Jan 26

    Allocating Attorney Fees in Trust Litigation

    Allocating Attorney Fees in Trust Litigation
    A beneficiary's share of the trust is like a pie. Just trust me on this. Actions have consequences. In the trust litigation context, a beneficiary is not able to file any action he or she wants with absolute immunity. "[W]hen a trust…
Rank this Week: 390

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/
  • Feb 15

    Employment Law Update: Court Holds Internet-Based Noncompetition Agreement Enforceable

    Employment Law Update: Court Holds Internet-Based Noncompetition Agreement Enforceable
    Imagine this scenario: you’re excited about your new job with a large payroll processing company, and as a part of the employment offer, you’re directed to a company website that contains the terms of a stock award program. You…
  • Feb 10

    The Law According to Planet Money

    The Law According to Planet Money
    It’s no secret that I’m an avid podcast listener – I’ve previously covered Podcasts and the Law on this blog and if you follow me on Twitter, approximately one in three tweets…
  • Feb 8

    Pennsylvania Software Developers May Need to Start Collecting Sales Tax

    Pennsylvania Software Developers May Need to Start Collecting Sales Tax
    This information was posted and is current as of February 8, 2017 – as always, if you have questions about the current obligations of your business with respect to Sales and Use Tax or any other legal issue, please check with your…
Rank this Week: 552

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/
  • Feb 14

    I Will be Speaking at the Legal Education Society of Alberta Capacity and Influence Course

    I Will be Speaking at the Legal Education Society of Alberta Capacity and Influence Course
    I have the honour of being included in the faculty for a course on Capacity and Influence, which will be held in both Edmonton and Calgary, presented by the Legal Education Society of Alberta.The course is chaired by John Poyser, author of…
  • Feb 8

    Court of Appeal Overturns Trial Decision in McKendry v. McKendry

    Court of Appeal Overturns Trial Decision in McKendry v. McKendry
    The presumption of resulting trust is a presumption of law that applies when one person gratuitously transfers property to another. The presumption is that the person transferring the property did not intend to make a gift, and that the…
  • Jan 17

    K.L.W v. Genesis Fertility Centre

    K.L.W v. Genesis Fertility Centre
    Mr. A.B. had serious medical problems throughout his life. He and his wife, K.L.W., wished to have children. He arranged to have his sperm stored by Genesis Fertility Centre, so that his wife could use his reproductive material to conceive a…
Rank this Week: 593

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Ownership of Safe Deposit Box Content

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

    Due Process, Death and Taxe

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

    Trust Revocation: No Magic Art is Necessary

    Trust Revocation: No Magic Art is Necessary
    The Uniform Trust Code §602(c) provides that a settlor may revoke or amend a revocable trust by substantial compliance with a method provided in the terms of the trust or by any method manifesting clear and convincing evidence of the…
Rank this Week: 354

Nobles Law Firm

Nobles Law Firm

General practice blawg from an Arkansas attorney with a strong background in journalism.

http://www.nobleslawfirm.com/
  • Aug 24

    Legal OTR: Case Dismissed – ‘Landlord and Tenant’

    Legal OTR: Case Dismissed – ‘Landlord and Tenant’
    What could be better on a Thursday night than an old time radio episode about legal concepts which may or may not apply in the 21st century? Lots of things,… The post Legal OTR: Case Dismissed – ‘Landlord and Tenant’…
  • Jun 10

    Standard language in a commercial lease?

    Standard language in a commercial lease?
    Not long ago, a corporate client of mine asked me to review the terms of a commercial lease that her company was considering signing. The lease offered a great location… The post Standard language in a commercial lease? appeared first…
  • Jun 3

    Legal OTR: Case Dismissed – ‘Adoption’

    Legal OTR: Case Dismissed – ‘Adoption’
    The weekend approaches and that means it’s time for us here at the mighty Nobles Law Firm to post another fine installment in our Legal OTR series. We’re continuing on… The post Legal OTR: Case Dismissed –…
Rank this Week: 396

Michigan Estate Planning Lawyer…

Michigan Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Tips When Registering Your trademark With an Attorney

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

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

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

    Looking At Bankruptcy Law In California

    Looking At Bankruptcy Law In California
    Setbacks are common in life. If your financial situation has spiraled out of control it’s wise that you apply for insolvency. Paths of Alleviation Personal bankruptcy laws supply you with two paths for relief: chapter 7 as well as…
Rank this Week: 478

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/
  • Apr 13

    QTIP Trust Frequently Asked Question

    QTIP Trust Frequently Asked Question
    QTIP trusts are excellent options for a number of married couples, especially those who have been married two or more times, or those with blended families. However, not many people understand what a QTIP trust is, what the benefits are, or…
  • Apr 10

    California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 2)

    California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 2)
    In our last post, we outlined four common myths surrounding estate planning in California. Today, we’ll look at four more common misconceptions that we hear in our office from individuals new to estate planning.
  • Apr 9

    California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 1)

    California Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions (Part 1)
    One of the reasons that far too many people don’t take care of their basic estate planning needs is that they hold common misconceptions about what estate planning is, how it works, and whether they need to worry about it. Below, we…
Rank this Week: 502

New Jersey Estate Planning &…

New Jersey Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

Covers business law and planning, elder law, estate planning, and probate and estate administration. By Deirdre Wheatley-Liss.

http://www.njelderlawestateplanning.com/
  • Apr 2

    Love is Lost - And So is Your Inheritance - Divorce Really Ends Thing

    Love is Lost - And So is Your Inheritance - Divorce Really Ends Thing
    A common plan among our married clients is to leave their property to their spouse, either outright or in trust - oft-referred to as the “I Love You” Will. Sometimes, love is lost and the couple divorces. We recommend our clients…
  • Mar 25

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Liens - SCOTUS Decide

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Liens - SCOTUS Decide
    You have a horrific accident and are looking at a life of extreme medical care.  The accident was caused by another person (drunk truck driver). You get a multi-million dollar award.  Does the state that you live in get a…
  • Mar 25

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Leins - SCOTUS Decide

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Leins - SCOTUS Decide
    You have a horrific accident and are looking a life of extreme medical care.  The accident was caused by another person (drunk truck driver). You get a multi-million dollar award.  Does the state that you live in get a share? First,…
Rank this Week: 421

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 21

    Tips for Finding Retirement Volunteer Opportunitie

    Tips for Finding Retirement Volunteer Opportunitie
    Many individuals picture their retirement as being a time of quiet solitude but unfortunately, sometimes this isn’t always how it plays out. Individuals may wish to find a volunteer position in order to help them give back to the…
  • Feb 14

    How to Ensure That Your Estate Plan Reflects Your Life as You Get Older

    How to Ensure That Your Estate Plan Reflects Your Life as You Get Older
    Most individuals in their 50s have at least broached the subject of estate planning by consulting with a lawyer or taking a look at any wills that they’ve created years before. With many individuals today living well into their 70s and…
  • Feb 9

    Tips for Avoiding Social Isolation with Senior

    Tips for Avoiding Social Isolation with Senior
    Whether you’re an adult child concerned about an aging parent or growing concerned about your own social isolation, recognizing the signs and symptoms is often the first step to be taken to protect yourself. Sadly, isolation for senior…
Rank this Week: 952

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/
  • Feb 20

    Exceptions to Medicaid Estate Recovery

    Exceptions to Medicaid Estate Recovery
    A large number of clients worry about the consequences of utilizing Medicaid to pay for long-term care. Most importantly, they have received information from non-legal professionals that Medicaid will take their home or that the spouse will…
  • Feb 13

    Issues to Consider when Your Child Goes off to College

    Issues to Consider when Your Child Goes off to College
    It’s February, folks. That means that college acceptance letters will soon be arriving via email, snail mail or however they get around these days. Once the initial euphoria has worn off and you know that your child is definitely going…
  • Feb 6

    Commonly Overlooked Tools for Incapacity Planning

    Commonly Overlooked Tools for Incapacity Planning
    Every individual should have a plan for when they can no longer make decisions for themselves effectively but most delay planning because it entails the confronting their fears about disability, death, and dying. As the U.S. population ages…
Rank this Week: 861

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/
  • Feb 20

    Actual Fraud is it Fraud to Receive Fraudulent Transfers?

    Actual Fraud is it Fraud to Receive Fraudulent Transfers?
    One issue that has come before the Supreme Court is what is actual fraud, and does actual fraud included fraudulent transfers.  Stated in another way, is it fraud to accept a fraudulent transfer.  For a long time the answer depended…
  • Feb 15

    Florida Estate Planning For Second Marriage

    Florida Estate Planning For Second Marriage
    In Florida it can be crucial to do Estate Planning For Second Marriage More and more Americans are getting remarried which is causing estate planning to become more complex.  People are living much longer than in the past, which means…
  • Feb 3

    The Importance of a Durable Power of Attorney

    The Importance of a Durable Power of Attorney
    A Durable Power of Attorney is an important document, but sometimes having one can cause problems. A recent Florida court ruling scored a major win in the fight against elder abuse. The case established that a health care proxy does not have…
Rank this Week: 997

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate…

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate Blog

Covers recent developments in Florida probate, trust, estate and guardianship. By Clark Skatoff PA.

http://www.clarkskatoff.com/news-resources/blog/
  • Jan 31

    The Jose Fernandez Estate: Questions, Uncertainty

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

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

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

    Can You Serve a Lawsuit By Facebook?

    Can You Serve a Lawsuit By Facebook?
    In the modern age, where communication can be done by way of text, tweet, email, or swipe, the ancient requirement to hand-serve a summons and complaint on a defendant seems quite anachronistic.  Courts and legislatures have been moving…
Rank this Week: 1192

California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

Covers business, real estate, estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, intellectual property and civil litigation. By Anker Hymes & Schreiber LLP.

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Jan 26

    New Name, Same Dedication…

    New Name, Same Dedication…
    We have changed the name of our firm from Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP to Hymes, Schreiber & Knox, LLP. The name change comes after the passing of Samuel H. Anker and the promotion to partner of our long-time firm member, KC Marie…
  • Dec 13

    Make Sure Your Agreements Are in Writing

    Make Sure Your Agreements Are in Writing
    A recent California Court of Appeals decision once again demonstrated how important it is to always get your agreements in writing.  While the decision was in the context of a real estate broker’s claim for a commission, the basic…
  • Oct 25

    What To Do If You Don’t Want To Be Kept On Ice Indefinitely

    What To Do If You Don’t Want To Be Kept On Ice Indefinitely
    Fran the funeral home director called the other day. Our office had been providing ongoing legal services related to her business structure. She knew that, in addition to other services our law firm provides, one of the areas we specialize in…
Rank this Week: 609

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 1

    Embryo Feud Between Sofia Vergara And Nick Loeb Grows Nastier

    Embryo Feud Between Sofia Vergara And Nick Loeb Grows Nastier
    The moment the lawsuit started, it was ugly. Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb have moved well past ugly into uncharted territory in their courtroom battle that addresses views about life itself. As we wrote after the case began, Vergara and Loeb's…
  • Nov 3

    Prince Estate Enters New Fight Over Who Will Inherit His Million

    Prince Estate Enters New Fight Over Who Will Inherit His Million
    So much trouble caused by such a simple concept. When you create a will, you decide who receives your assets after you die. If you don’t, the laws of the state you live in determine it. What happens when those laws aren’t too…
  • Sep 15

    Gene Wilder And His Struggle With Alzheimer's Highlight Estate Planning Lesson

    Gene Wilder And His Struggle With Alzheimer's Highlight Estate Planning Lesson
    The death of Gene Wilder saddened Willa Wonka fans across the globe — not to mention fans of Blazin’ Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and many others. When his family issued a statement saying that Alzheimer’s disease claimed…
Rank this Week: 1108

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Sep 18

    May It Be Infinite While It Last

    May It Be Infinite While It Last
    Kristen and I spent a weekend last winter obsessed with figuring out our ancestry.  A family rumor on my side of Scandinavian roots was defeated and instead we learned that my Dad is a descendant of King Edward I (a bad, bad, bad man…
  • Sep 6

    Divorce and Brick Dust

    Divorce and Brick Dust
    The plan yesterday was to have a new sign installed in Freed Marcroft’s reception area.  Our intrepid signmaker friends spent the holiday weekend trying to get the sign itself finished for us, and yesterday evening — on…
  • Aug 31

    Back to School, Taylor Swift, and New Beginning

    Back to School, Taylor Swift, and New Beginning
    This morning our nieces headed off to first (how?) and fifth (basically impossible!) grades.  Thanks to Carla, Felicia, and Jackie, Freed Marcroft now has a kindergartener, a first grader, a second grader, an eighth grader, and…
Rank this Week: 854

South Florida Estate Planning Law

South Florida Estate Planning Law

Covers South Florida estate planning, probate and tax law issues. By David Shulman.

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

    Florida Supreme Court Adopts Amendments to Guardianship Accounting Rule

    Florida Supreme Court Adopts Amendments to Guardianship Accounting Rule
    On September 1, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court approved changes to the Probate Rules. The Probate Rules include both Probate and Guardianship. While there were multiple changes to throughout (many being minor), in this post I am going to…
  • May 19

    David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show – May 2016

    David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show – May 2016
    Here is my monthly appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show, where we discuss estate planning, probate, guardianship, powers of attorney, and related matters. The post David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show…
  • May 19

    David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show – May 2016

    David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show – May 2016
    Here is my monthly appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show, where we discuss estate planning, probate, guardianship, powers of attorney, and related matters. The post David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show…
Rank this Week: 841

Sykes Elder Blawg

Sykes Elder Blawg

Covers medicaid planning, special needs trusts and estate planning topics for Pennsylvania seniors and their families. By Andrew G. Sykes.

http://www.elderlawofpgh.com/blog/
  • May 11

    Will the bank honor your power of attorney?

    Will the bank honor your power of attorney?
    A recent article in the New York Times reported on the resistance of banks (and other financial institutions) to honor requests by someone holding power of attorney for an incapacitated person. In one case, the son of a woman with…
  • May 6

    Who can contest a will?

    Who can contest a will?
    Who can file a will contest under Pennsylvania law? Quick answer: only someone who would benefit financially from having the will declared invalid. Suppose John Doe signs his first and only Last Will and Testament on his death bed. It was…
  • Apr 26

    Pennsylvania authorizes ABLE Act accounts for the disabled

    Pennsylvania authorizes ABLE Act accounts for the disabled
    Many disabled individuals in the U.S. receive public benefits from programs that place restrictions on the dollar amount (typically $2,000) of assets a recipient can own. Medicaid and SSI are two examples. Federal and state law allow the…
Rank this Week: 1139

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary…

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary Law Blog

Covers Elder Law, long-term care, "End-of-Life" and health care surrogate decision-making, estate & personal planning, fiduciary administrations, elders' dispute resolution, and Orphans' Court litigation. By Neil E. Hendershot.

http://paelderestatefiduciary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    PA Model Local Rule for Mediation

    PA Model Local Rule for Mediation
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE …
  • Apr 16

    Expanding Access to Mediation in PA

    Expanding Access to Mediation in PA
    <!--[if !mso]> v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} <![endif]-->Following is a document for use in a presentation to the…
  • Nov 23

    PA Bar Assn approves Orphans' Court Mediation Project

    PA Bar Assn approves Orphans' Court Mediation Project
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]-->On Friday, November 21, 2014, the Pennsylvania Bar Association formally approved, by unanimous vote, a Report and Recommendation presented by its Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee…
Rank this Week: 822

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

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

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

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing

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

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere

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

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

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death
    This week on Hull on Estates, David Morgan Smith and Noah Weisberg discuss the responsibility for joint debt upon death of one of the debtors. Should you have any questions, please email us at webmaster@hullandhull.com or leave a comment on…
Rank this Week: 868

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • Dec 14

    Free Report: Do You Need to Include A Business Succession Plain In Your Estate Plan

    Free Report: Do You Need to Include A Business Succession Plain In Your Estate Plan
    Small business owners have long been considered the backbone of the American economy; however, toward the end of the 20th century the number of new small businesses startups in the U.S. declined significantly. That changed though during the…
  • Dec 10

    Why Estate Planning Is So Important for Co-Habitating Couple

    Why Estate Planning Is So Important for Co-Habitating Couple
    Not all that long ago in the United States society frowned on couples who lived together outside of the bonds of matrimony. In the 21st century though, more and more couples are choosing to put off marriage until later in life, or forego the…
  • Dec 8

    Is an Incentive Trust Right for Your Estate Plan?

    Is an Incentive Trust Right for Your Estate Plan?
    Not all that long ago it was fairly unusual to find a trust agreement among the tools and strategies of the average person’s estate plan. Today, however, trust agreements have evolved to the point where there are so many different types…
Rank this Week: 832

Law Office of Barton P. Levine

Law Office of Barton P. Levine

Covers New York estate planning, probate and wills.

http://www.new-york-estate-planning.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    Medicaid and Financial Planning

    Medicaid and Financial Planning
    One of the biggest challenges in planning for the future, especially as we near retirement age, is understanding how or even if we should plan for Medicaid and Medicare. After all, most of us have been told our entire adult lives that long…
  • Apr 20

    Affordable Senior Housing?

    Affordable Senior Housing?
    Even the best laid plans for retirement are sometimes not what we thought they’d be. Few of us can take a step back, look at our overall retirement plans and say,  “Ah, just as I’d hoped.” Whether it’s the…
  • Apr 16

    Your Mortgage Affects Estate Planning

    Your Mortgage Affects Estate Planning
    Remember your first home your purchased? The overwhelming excitement of opening the front door for the first time to a house that was really yours? Or maybe the skipped heartbeats when you signed the paperwork that promised you’d pay…
Rank this Week: 808

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: 649

New Jersey Estate Planning Center…

New Jersey Estate Planning Center Blog

Covers New Jersey estate planning. By Media Law Group.

http://www.jerseyestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Feb 22

    Key Questions That Single Parents Need to Ask About Their Estate Planning

    Key Questions That Single Parents Need to Ask About Their Estate Planning
    Estate planning is even more important when you are a single parent because you have primary concerns about your minor children. The general estate planning concerns for minor children of a single parent is similar to the estate planning…
  • Feb 15

    The Signs of Elder Financial Abuse

    The Signs of Elder Financial Abuse
    In the event that you have an elderly loved one who is showing some signs of limited capacity and you are concerned about the management of his or her financial affairs, it may be time to talk with your elderly loved one as well as his or her…
  • Feb 9

    Estate Planning from Your 50s Through Your 80

    Estate Planning from Your 50s Through Your 80
    Appropriate estate planning is important for anyone regardless of the size of your estate. However, as you get older your priorities will shift and your situation may change, meaning that estate planning could become an even more important…
Rank this Week: 3512

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, asset protection, charitable giving, and business law. By Kyle E. Krull.

http://blog.kylekrull.com/kansas-missouri-estate-planning/
Rank this Week: 4647

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    The Significance of Separate and Community Property in California Estate Planning

    The Significance of Separate and Community Property in California Estate Planning
    California is a community-property state. This means that assets acquired during the course of a marriage are considered the equal property of both spouses. For estate planning purposes, one spouse may only dispose of his or her 50% share of…
  • Feb 12

    How Does a Joint Tenancy for Cars Work?

    How Does a Joint Tenancy for Cars Work?
    Joint tenancy is a common estate planning tool used to avoid probate. The basic idea is that two (or more) people hold property as “joint tenants.” This means they own the entire property together, and when one co-owner dies the…
  • Feb 10

    Father’s Trust Not Liable for Failing to Help Daughter Keep House

    Father’s Trust Not Liable for Failing to Help Daughter Keep House
    Parents often create a trust as part of their estate planning to ensure their children have ongoing access to financial resources. When you create a trust, the trustee has certain legal and fiduciary obligations to the beneficiary. But how…
Rank this Week: 4436

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Provides estate planning thoughts, news and planning ideas. By Gilfix & La Poll Associates LLP.

http://www.gilfix.com/blog/
  • Feb 22

    Why young adults should consider estate planning

    Why young adults should consider estate planning
    Under California law, once a child turns 18 years of age they are viewed as an adult. Entering adulthood involves taking steps to prepare for the unexpected, whether it is a sudden illness or a serious accident. No one likes to think of…
  • Jan 31

    Smartphone app helps nonverbal children communicate through symbol

    Smartphone app helps nonverbal children communicate through symbol
    Predictive typing firm SwiftKey has launched a smartphone app that aims to provide special needs children with an easier way to communicate. SwiftKey Symbols is described as an assistive symbol-based communication app specially designed for…
  • Jan 17

    California caregiver law aims to prevent elder abuse

    California caregiver law aims to prevent elder abuse
    The law seeks to enhance the safety of elderly and disabled people who receive private home care services from a caregiver who assists them with daily tasks. Senior citizens can often be vulnerable to abuse, whether it is physical, sexual,…
Rank this Week: 2307

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

Covers laws relating to pre-need and death care compliance, serving banks, funeral homes, crematories, and cemetaries. By William Stalter.

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Feb 22

    Estate Planning and Funeral Arrangements: A Will will be too Late

    Estate Planning and Funeral Arrangements: A Will will be too Late
    Funeral and burial preplanning should be a part of every estate plan, but some web pages promoting estate planning can be misleading or impractical.   The estate planning page sponsored by Lawyers.com suggests that funeral…
  • Feb 18

    NPR’s Stories on the Funeral Industry: On Line Shopping

    NPR’s Stories on the Funeral Industry: On Line Shopping
    NPR’s second story on the funeral industry suggests that preplanning a funeral will typically require visits to multiple funeral homes. NPR led their story with a consumer attorney sharing his frustrations with getting price information…
  • Feb 15

    The Ecclesiastical Preneed Funeral Plan: Exceptional Financial Security

    The Ecclesiastical Preneed Funeral Plan: Exceptional Financial Security
    The promotional website for the Ecclesiastical Preneed Funeral Plan could easily be mistaken for that of a funeral home.  This church stresses to parishioners the need to not only plan their funeral, but to also make financial provisions…
Rank this Week: 4362

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Feb 21

    Issue Estoppel – Stopping a Second Kick at the Can

    Issue Estoppel – Stopping a Second Kick at the Can
    The discovery of holographic wills always send up red flags to estates litigators, especially when the holographic will is a dramatic departure from the prior distribution of the estate. While questions of fraud immediately come to mind,…
  • Feb 20

    Estate Distribution

    Estate Distribution
    During the administration of an estate, taxable income can be generated in the form of interest, dividends, capital gains, etc. after all debts and specific bequests have been paid. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) was asked if an estate…
  • Feb 17

    Digital Estate Planning – Part 1: Digital Assets: to Preserve or Destroy

    Digital Estate Planning – Part 1: Digital Assets: to Preserve or Destroy
    Today’s blog was written by Jenna Ward, Articling Student, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin. Last year, we wrote about the steps that owners of digital assets should take to preserve assets and ensure a smooth transition of such assets to…
Rank this Week: 3026

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts in Nevada.

http://www.wealth-counselors.com/blog/
  • Feb 21

    Reno Estate Planning Lawyer Explains the Benefits of a Spendthrift Trust

    Reno Estate Planning Lawyer Explains the Benefits of a Spendthrift Trust
    Trusts are an important type of agreement, characterized by trust and confidence. The agreement is made between a trustee and the person who created the trust, known as the grantor.  The trust agreement provides the trustee all of the…
  • Feb 21

    If My Estate Requires Probate, Will it Take a Long Time?

    If My Estate Requires Probate, Will it Take a Long Time?
    There are three common reasons most people choose to avoid probate.  Probate is a very public process, it can be rather expensive and, for some, it can take a long time. When trying to decide whether to take steps to avoid probate, many…
  • Feb 3

    How Do You Define Retirement Plan?

    How Do You Define Retirement Plan?
    While most people know that retirement planning is important, many do not have a good idea of what a retirement plan actually is.  A comprehensive retirement plan is essential if your goal is to retire comfortably.  But, even with a…
Rank this Week: 2490

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Feb 21

    Conditions a Bank Must Satisfy Before Filing a Foreclosure in Florida

    Conditions a Bank Must Satisfy Before Filing a Foreclosure in Florida
    If a bank intends to file a foreclosure, there are conditions (or steps) the bank must take prior to filing a lawsuit. Some of these conditions are set forth in federal and state law and others can be contained within the mortgage…
  • Feb 7

    Tenant Defenses to Residential Evictions in Florida

    Tenant Defenses to Residential Evictions in Florida
    In Florida, the portion of the landlord-tenant law relating to residential dwelling units (including, homes, apartments, mobile homes and condos) was written, in part, to protect tenants during the the eviction process. Under our statutory…
  • Jan 24

    Illegal Evictions in Florida

    Illegal Evictions in Florida
    Every day in Florida, there is a residential tenant dealing with a landlord who has committed an illegal act all in the name of the almighty dollar. Because landlords are still finding ways to harm tenants, the Florida legislature wrote…
Rank this Week: 4222

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury and accidents, DUI, criminal defense, bank side bankruptcy cases, creditors' rights, divorce and family custody, and estate planning. By Fessler Schneider & Grimme.

http://www.fsgattorneys.com/blog
  • Feb 21

    Traffic Defense Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY

    Traffic Defense Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY
    You, your spouse, or your child was stopped and charged with DUI, DWI, Speeding, or multiple traffic offenses.  You need to have representation.  The fine is the least of your problems. Traffic offenses sounds simple, but many of…
  • Feb 10

    Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    You had a car accident or an injury at work, and now you are seeing more medical personnel then you ever even dreamed existed.  If there is a medical problem–lack of care, misdiagnosis, errors, omissions, or too early release from…
  • Jan 23

    Award Winning Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Award Winning Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
       Each year AVVO looks at the comments and ratings of an attorney by his clients. They issue awards to attorneys whose clients highly recommend them.  It is unusual for a firm to win two of these awards in a year, let alone to…
Rank this Week: 2906

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3570

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/
  • Feb 21

    When a lawyer makes a new will for a client, does the beneficiary under the earlier will have rights?

    When a lawyer makes a new will for a client, does the beneficiary under the earlier will have rights?
    One of the questions I hear regularly from clients, blog readers, and seminar attendees is "can he do that?" Sometimes they are asking about what executors can do and at other times they want to know about beneficiaries. And in some…
  • Feb 16

    New podcast: Working with your estate lawyer - fees & billing arrangement

    New podcast: Working with your estate lawyer - fees &amp; billing arrangement
    Our latest podcast is now up on our website. This time we answered a number of questions about how estate lawyers bill, what to do if the bill is too high, and other such essential money matters. Click here to see the list of podcasts and…
  • Feb 14

    Elderly widow involved in bitter estate dispute

    Elderly widow involved in bitter estate dispute
    A recent blog post by Toronto lawyer Charles Ticker, who blogs at The Sibling Fight, talks about the ongoing fight between 91-year-old Margaret Davies and her son, Sidney. The issue is that Mrs. Davies' husband had promised Sidney that on his…
Rank this Week: 4793

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
  • Feb 21

    New Illinois Laws for 2017, Part 2: Unclaimed and Abandoned Property

    New Illinois Laws for 2017, Part 2: Unclaimed and Abandoned Property
    This is the second in a series of posts about new Illinois probate and estate laws taking effect in late 2016 or the beginning of 2017. A primary of the task of an executor or successor trustee is to ascertain and marshal the decedent’s…
  • Feb 7

    New Illinois Laws for 2017, Part 1: Fiduciary Access to Digital Asset

    New Illinois Laws for 2017, Part 1: Fiduciary Access to Digital Asset
    This post will be the first in a series of posts about new Illinois probate and estate laws taking effect in late 2016 or the beginning of 2017. I have been writing about the emerging issues surrounding estate planning for digital assets for…
  • Jan 9

    2017 Estate Tax Summary

    2017 Estate Tax Summary
    I previously provided summaries of estate and gift taxes for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. As with the last few years, the changes at the beginning of this year are primarily inflation adjustments. For 2017, the unified federal estate, gift and…
Rank this Week: 2866

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Feb 21

    When Does the Federal Gift Tax Apply?

    When Does the Federal Gift Tax Apply?
    Creating a comprehensive estate plan requires taking a number of different concerns into consideration. Some of those concerns will be unique to your estate planning needs and objectives; however, one concern that everyone should consider…
  • Feb 16

    How Nursing Home Costs Impact Your Estate Plan

    How Nursing Home Costs Impact Your Estate Plan
    When you think about the factors that impact your estate plan you likely focus on factors related to the division of your estate assets. While the distribution of your estate assets may indeed be at the core of your estate plan, you will not…
  • Feb 14

    When Do I Need an Estate Planning Attorney?

    When Do I Need an Estate Planning Attorney?
    There is a very good chance that you will need a local estate planning attorney at some point in your life if you live in the area. The problem may be recognizing when you have a need for an estate planning attorney because, like most people,…
Rank this Week: 2918

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    DOES YOUR FORMER STATE OF RESIDENCE STILL BELIEVE YOU ARE A RESIDENT?

    DOES YOUR FORMER STATE OF RESIDENCE STILL BELIEVE YOU ARE A RESIDENT?
    The term “Snowbird” refers to an individual who spends their winters in one of the sunshine states (Florida, Arizona, etc..) and their summers in one of the cooler weather states (Northeast, Northwest, etc..). Most Snowbirds claim…
  • Feb 12

    FEDERAL ELDER ABUSE AND PREVENTION ACT ON THE HORIZON

    FEDERAL ELDER ABUSE AND PREVENTION ACT ON THE HORIZON
    The Elder Abuse and Prevention Act has a high chance of becoming law this year. The legislation has received substantial support among elderly advocacy groups because of its promise to make the world a safer place for seniors. Additionally,…
  • Feb 12

    EVEN THE WEALTHY FAIL TO UPDATE THEIR ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS

    EVEN THE WEALTHY FAIL TO UPDATE THEIR ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS
    In a 2016 study, 26% out of 3,105 wealthy individuals surveyed had a complete estate-planning strategy to transfer their wealth to the next generation. Further, only 54% had created a will, but most had not updated them. As a result, $1.5…
Rank this Week: 2001

New York Estate Planning Lawyer…

New York Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, estate administration and estate taxes. By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Including Asset Protection Clauses in Your Estate Plan

    Including Asset Protection Clauses in Your Estate Plan
    Comprehensive estate plans often include precautionary measures that ensure your assets are protected and distributed according to your wishes. Many times, many of your assets will be distributed to your spouse. However, it is important to…
  • Feb 17

    The Basics of a Revocable Trust

    The Basics of a Revocable Trust
    There can be a lot of confusing terms involved in comprehensive estate planning. Estate plans are meant to be individual and flexible, and a New York estate planning attorney can provide you with a variety of options that help you create a…
  • Feb 14

    Follow-up Care for Your Estate Plan

    Follow-up Care for Your Estate Plan
    Estate planning is an important step in making sure your assets are secure and will be distributed according to your wishes when you die. It can be a complicated procedure, but an experienced New York estate planning attorney can help you…
Rank this Week: 4765

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

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

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    Older veterans - help with home care cost

    Older veterans - help with home care cost
    Many older veterans are unaware that they can qualify for financial help in paying for the cost of home care. Most veterans completed their military service and moved on with their lives without looking to VA for any help.  But VA pension…
  • Feb 17

    What is a "Durable" Power of Attorney?

    What is a &quot;Durable&quot; Power of Attorney?
    A Power of Attorney is a legal document you use to authorize another person to act on your behalf. The rules governing powers of attorney are generally a matter of state law. Many state laws are based on the Uniform Power of Attorney Act. But…
  • Feb 16

    Why Younger People should have Will

    Why Younger People should have Will
    [The following article was written by Elizabeth White, attorney with Marshall, Parker and Weber.] It is easy to put off estate planning. Many estate planning documents don’t come into play until something bad occurs, such as death or…
Rank this Week: 3468