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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 4

    Article on the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act

    Article on the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act
    Thomas W. Mitchell recently published an Article entitled, Restoring Hope for Heirs Property Owners: The Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act, State & Local Law News 6 (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This Article…
  • Dec 4

    Thomas Edison's Light Bulbs Hit the Auction Block

    Thomas Edison's Light Bulbs Hit the Auction Block
    If you want to get your hands on some electric relics, Heritage Auction is auctioning off five 19th century light bulbs and a socket. Edison Electric used the memorabilia in lawsuits against companies that Thomas Edison claimed were copying…
  • Dec 3

    Forbes Top-Earning Dead Celebrities of 2016

    Forbes Top-Earning Dead Celebrities of 2016
    While an unusual amount of celebrities have passed away this year, Michael Jackson tops Forbes list of top-earning dead celebrities in 2016 with the March sale of his half of Sony/ATV music publishing catalog for $750 million. Jackson’s…
Rank this Week: 43

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: 56

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 20

    “Oh What A Tangled Web We Weave…When First We Practice To Deceive”

    “Oh What A Tangled Web We Weave…When First We Practice To Deceive”
    Walter Scott’s epic words quoted above are a good guide for all of us; especially for attorneys. In what would appear to be a perfectly ridiculous way to lose a law license, New York City attorney James A. Robbins has been disbarred…
  • Nov 17

    They’re Coming Our Of The Woodwork For A Piece Of Prince’s Estate

    They’re Coming Our Of The Woodwork For A Piece Of Prince’s Estate
    There is nothing like the death of a wealthy celebrity who dies without a will to bring scads of would-be relatives out of the woodwork, each claiming to be a long-lost brother, sister, cousin, etc. Loren Barr’s Trust and Estate Blog…
  • Nov 6

    Will Drafting Requires Choosing The Right Words –Something You Should Have A Lawyer Do For You

    Will Drafting Requires Choosing The Right Words –Something You Should Have A Lawyer Do For You
    Just about anyone who can navigate the web can find a template for a do it yourself will. After all, why go to a lawyer to draft your will when you can figure out how to do it yourself for free? Your lawblogger has long contended with the…
Rank this Week: 89

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: 159

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: 283

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: 249

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
  • Nov 18

    Estate Planning Attorneys Say ‘No’ Too Much

    Estate Planning Attorneys Say ‘No’ Too Much
    Remember when your kids were little and one of the first words they learned to say after “Mama” or “Dada” was an emphatic “NO!” As a toddler my daughter Gabrielle would march around our home pointing at her…
  • Nov 16

    Don’t Name Minor Children as Beneficiarie

    Don’t Name Minor Children as Beneficiarie
    A common mistake, particularly with young parents who come into my office, is the naming of minor children as beneficiaries to financial assets such as life insurance, retirement accounts, or beneficiary designations on brokerage accounts. I…
  • Oct 31

    Escaping Your Former State’s Taxing Authority

    Escaping Your Former State’s Taxing Authority
    Regular readers of this column know that I like to educate on the importance of distancing oneself from your former state of domicile when declaring Florida residency. A recent State of New York State Tax Appeals ruling in the Matter of…
Rank this Week: 281

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: 248

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: 233

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, real estate law and tax law.

http://www.wbb-law.com/multimedia/blog
  • Feb 23

    The New Wisconsin Trust Code: Drafting the Rules Your Clients Need

    The New Wisconsin Trust Code: Drafting the Rules Your Clients Need
    By Randy S. Nelson.   From InsideTrack, the Bi-Weekly Newsletter of the State Bar of Wisconsin.  
  • Feb 10

    Capacity Issues in Estate Planning

    Capacity Issues in Estate Planning
    By Jacqueline L. Messler.  As the average age of Americans continues to rise, more cases of dementia are diagnosed, and the need for assistance for the elderly rises, estate planners are often faced with issues of capacity. …
  • Sep 30

    Plan Before You Think You Need To

    Plan Before You Think You Need To
    By Michael B. Berzowski.  On August 24,2014 while doing some yard work, I lost my footing , fell and managed to break both bones in my lower right leg along with some cartilage and tendon damage plus some bone chips in the heel area. As…
Rank this Week: 242

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: 365

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: 331

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Nov 30

    Court Looks at Jurisdiction Issue While Probating an Estate

    Court Looks at Jurisdiction Issue While Probating an Estate
    In an action to recover damages for medical malpractice and lack of informed consent, etc., in which the defendant SSS Medical Center commenced a third-party action against KC, as successor executor of the estate of Mr. RR, KC appeals from an…
  • Nov 18

    Counterclaim Filed for Surrender of Bank Passbook

    Counterclaim Filed for Surrender of Bank Passbook
    Motion is made to strike out a counterclaim interposed in this action wherein plaintiff seeks to compel defendants to deliver to her a bank passbook of an account in the Interest Department of the ABC Trust Company of Albany issued to and…
  • Nov 15

    Court Discusses Will Interpretation

    Court Discusses Will Interpretation
    In a contested probate proceeding, the Objectant appeal from a decree of the Surrogate’s Court, Kings County and dated March 17, 1993, which, after a nonjury trial, inter alia, granted probate of a certain will signed by the testator on…
Rank this Week: 500

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Nov 30

    [Video] Defend Reckless Driving Following Too Closely I95 Accident

    [Video] Defend Reckless Driving Following Too Closely I95 Accident
    You’d be surprised how many people call me for tickets on the interstate where they had an accident, and essentially it’s because they couldn’t stop in time when traffic slowed down or stopped in front of them. If this is…
  • Nov 7

    Prescription Drugs Can Land You in Jail for DUI

    Prescription Drugs Can Land You in Jail for DUI
    Have you ever taken a prescription with one of those labels about “using care” when operating a car or machinery? Did you still get behind the wheel? You may have been risking a DUI arrest. It’s true. A Culpeper driver was…
  • Nov 1

    Virginia Reckless Driving – Breakdown of Fines and Cost

    Virginia Reckless Driving – Breakdown of Fines and Cost
    This is just an example to show where the fines and costs go in one situation. In Virginia, fines can reach as much as $2,500. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2016. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Feed enhanced…
Rank this Week: 501

Los Angeles Estate, Probate And…

Los Angeles Estate, Probate And Tax Law Blog

Covers estate planning, tax and probate law. Published by Moravecs, a Professional Law Corporation.

http://losangelesestateprobatelawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 402

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/
  • Sep 22

    Supreme Court, Bronx County

    Supreme Court, Bronx County
    A Bronx Estate Litigation Lawyer said that, defendant-appellant moved pursuant to CPLR 510(1) to change the venue of the instant matter from Bronx County to Westchester County more than three years after the commencement of the action and…
  • Sep 22

    Supreme Court, Bronx County

    Supreme Court, Bronx County
    A Bronx Estate Litigation Lawyer said that, defendant-appellant moved pursuant to CPLR 510(1) to change the venue of the instant matter from Bronx County to Westchester County more than three years after the commencement of the action and…
  • Sep 17

    Integrated Domestic Violence Court...cont

    Integrated Domestic Violence Court...cont
    This case raises two questions concerning application of the recently enacted Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), set forth at article 5-A of the Domestic Relations Law: (1) whether (as the father urges) title 3 of…
Rank this Week: 396

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • Jul 13

    Two Swiss Banks Disclose Accounts to Avoid Prosecution

    Two Swiss Banks Disclose Accounts to Avoid Prosecution
    On June 19, two Swiss banks agreed to pay penalties totaling nearly $6 million in order to avoid prosecution under the Department of Justice’s program which requires Swiss firms to disclose how they helped their American clients avoid…
  • Jul 7

    Mexican National Files Third Complaint for Vegas Slot Winnings Tax Refund

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

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

    Japan to Institute “Exit Tax” Along US, Canadian Line
    Starting July 1 of this year, Japan will impose an “Exit Tax” on both Japanese nationals and non-nationals who expatriate. The tax is based on those instituted by both the US and Canada. The US system, which is itself modelled on…
Rank this Week: 430

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: 505

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/
  • Dec 3

    Tax Identification Numbers For Trust

    Tax Identification Numbers For Trust
    Trusts are common estate planning tools in which a person can transfer ownership of assets to the trust. While this person is alive, they retain control over the assets in their life. Upon their death, the assets are distributed to the…
  • Nov 30

    Here Comes the Estate Plan – Estate Planning For Newlywed

    Here Comes the Estate Plan – Estate Planning For Newlywed
    Newly married couples are embarking on a whole new life together. This new life comes with a number of changes. It is important to consider your estate planning as you begin your life together. Creating an estate plan that works for both you…
  • Nov 28

    Executors, Trustees and Powers of Attorney: Blessing or Curse?

    Executors, Trustees and Powers of Attorney: Blessing or Curse?
    When choosing the people you trust the most to serve as a part of your estate plan in any capacity, whether they be a family member, close friend or trusted individual in the community, it is important to understand the role that you are…
Rank this Week: 564

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/
  • Dec 2

    Decanting an Irrevocable Trust to Protect Public Benefit Eligibility

    Decanting an Irrevocable Trust to Protect Public Benefit Eligibility
    Unintended consequences can occur when people fail to consider the effect of a plan on persons with special needs. Estate planners who are unfamiliar with public benefits may unintentionally create plans that can wreck a beneficiary’s…
  • Nov 28

    ‘Tis the Season…for hospital admissions and long-term are planning!

    ‘Tis the Season…for hospital admissions and long-term are planning!
    Author: Stephanie Washington Co-Author: Letha Sgritta-McDowell During the holidays, it is not uncommon for emergency rooms to see an increase in visits by the elderly population. As we know, the elderly are more susceptible to catching…
  • Nov 18

    Life-Saving Tech Tip for Cell Phone User

    Life-Saving Tech Tip for Cell Phone User
    Your cell phone may have a life-saving feature that you should be aware of. For iPhone users, the feature is called “Medical ID.”  Medical ID lets others access important medical information about you without unlocking your…
Rank this Week: 718

Elder Counsel Blog

Elder Counsel Blog

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

http://www.eldercounsel.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 556

California Probate and Estate…

California Probate and Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.californiaprobate.info/blog
  • Nov 15

    The California probate process speech

    The California probate process speech
    I feel thankful that NBI and other organizations consistently ask me to come talk about estate and probate law.  Yesterday I had the pleasure of speaking for almost two hours on probate law to a group of attorneys and paralegals. My…
  • Oct 26

    Probate book for your KINDLE – download it now!

    Probate book for your KINDLE – download it now!
    As my avid readers know I was excited to release a book about the California probate process a couple months back. In all honesty sales have been better than expected. It took a while to get the Kindle format working but it should be up and…
  • Sep 16

    Medallion Guarantees and Stock Transfer agent

    Medallion Guarantees and Stock Transfer agent
    I have posted a few times on the importance of funding your trust. I have also posted about my inclination toward consolidation of assets. As stated you have to consider FDIC insurance, other insurance, taxes, etc… but in general I am…
Rank this Week: 541

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
  • Nov 9

    Trump’s Estate Tax Plan

    Trump’s Estate Tax Plan
    Well, it happened. Something very few people saw coming: Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. For most people, there are a whole host of potentially more pressing questions about what Trump's presidency will mean for the…
  • Oct 18

    Hillary Clinton’s Estate Tax Plan

    Hillary Clinton’s Estate Tax Plan
    Last Thursday, Hillary Clinton declared her proposal for the federal estate tax: Currently, only estates worth $5.5 million or more pay taxes on inheritance. Clinton would lower that threshold to $3.5 million per person and $7 million per…
  • Oct 10

    Second Marriage? What Could Happen if You Don’t Have an Estate Plan

    Second Marriage? What Could Happen if You Don’t Have an Estate Plan
    Did you know that if you die without a will, each state in the U.S. has already written one for you? These default “wills” are actually called “intestacy statutes” and they generally provide the following as to the…
Rank this Week: 609

The Helpful Lawyer

The Helpful Lawyer

A Texas sole practioner's blog on issues that face my clients.

http://www.jackrobinson.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person

    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person
    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person In this last part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse…
  • Apr 11

    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly

    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly
    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly In this 3rd part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse the powers granted…
  • Apr 6

    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse

    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse
    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse In this 2nd part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse the powers…
Rank this Week: 712

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/
  • Jun 8

    Cooper, Adel & Associates Names Daniel H. Vu Partner

    Cooper, Adel & Associates Names Daniel H. Vu Partner
    Founder Thom L. Cooper and Managing Partner Mitchell J. Adel are pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Vu as partner in the law firm of Cooper, Adel and Associates. Vu will lead the development of the firm’s advance estate…
  • Apr 22

    Earth Day is a good opportunity to fertilize your estate plan.

    Earth Day is a good opportunity to fertilize your estate plan.
    By Attorney Ted Brown Earth Day is one of my favorite times of the year as it marks the dawn of spring and reminds us of the natural wonder of seasonal renewal. It gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on not only the pristine beauty…
  • Apr 7

    Ohio Under Fire Over Medicaid Regulation

    Ohio Under Fire Over Medicaid Regulation
    By Attorney Nathan Simpson In a recent opinion in the case Wagner v. McCarthy, a judge from the Federal District Court for Southern Ohio issued a preliminary injunction against the Ohio Department of Medicaid for its interpretation of federal…
Rank this Week: 539

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
  • Dec 5

    Where to Start on Response to an Administrative Action

    Where to Start on Response to an Administrative Action
    Your client is the subject of an agency investigation, accusation, or statement of issues on a license, benefit, or other matter. The timeline for filing your response is typically short, so you’ll have to move fast. Here are the first…
  • Dec 2

    4 Tips to Get the Jury Excited About Your Expert

    4 Tips to Get the Jury Excited About Your Expert
    Don’t treat the qualification of your expert as a mere formality. The expert’s qualifications should convince jurors that they’re fortunate to have someone as qualified as the expert to assist them in deciding the case and…
  • Nov 30

    Are Your Employees Inventing on the Job? Tips for Drafting Invention Assignment Agreement

    Are Your Employees Inventing on the Job? Tips for Drafting Invention Assignment Agreement
    Who owns an employee’s inventions? This is an issue that’s vitally important to many businesses, particularly those in the tech industry. Most companies are taking a proactive step by requiring employees to sign invention…
Rank this Week: 1122

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Dec 4

    How Medicaid Treats Life Insurance (Part 1)

    How Medicaid Treats Life Insurance (Part 1)
                    Medicaid requires the applicant to spend down all assets to under $2000 before approving an application for benefits.  The question comes up…
  • Nov 27

    John Hancock Latest to Drop Long Term Care

    John Hancock Latest to Drop Long Term Care
                    Two weeks ago John Hancock, one of the largest providers of long term care insurance announced it is withdrawing from the market.  It will stop…
  • Nov 20

    Home for the Holidays (Part 2)

    Home for the Holidays (Part 2)
                Last week I was talking about changes in loved ones we may notice around holiday time, simply because we may be returning home after some time away.  So what can or…
Rank this Week: 1275

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/
  • Dec 3

    New Jersey’s Civil Service Appeal

    New Jersey’s Civil Service Appeal
    Our employment law attorneys represent government employees in New Jersey Civil Service appeals. One of the most criticized but least understood areas of New Jersey employment law is the Civil Service System.  Employers complain that New…
  • Dec 1

    New Jersey Formation: Choosing the Optimal Structure: LLC or S Corporation?

    New Jersey Formation: Choosing the Optimal Structure: LLC or S Corporation?
    It is important to consider certain essential factors when choosing which type of business entity for your new business.  In order to reach your goals and find the best fit for your company, you should consider protection from liability,…
  • Nov 28

    Changes to New Jersey Estate Tax

    Changes to New Jersey Estate Tax
    The New Jersey Estate Tax is being phased out beginning with residents dying on or after January 1, 2017.  Governor Christie signed a new law [1], the new tax laws reduce the estate tax for resident decedent’s dying in 2017 by…
Rank this Week: 1165

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 2

    Forget coffins! This company will swirl you into beautiful glass creations when you die

    Forget coffins! This company will swirl you into beautiful glass creations when you die
    The funeral industry has come a long way and it seems to come up with more and more innovative ideas. The newest fad is have a spoonful of your cremated ashes added to a glass mixture that is swirled into a lovely, individual glass orb. Each…
  • Nov 28

    Not as they intended: Estate plans gone wrong

    Not as they intended: Estate plans gone wrong
    Estate planners like me are always telling people to make their plans and get them onto paper in the right way. But even planned estates occasionally go off the rails. Sometimes it's because of an essential detail that got lost in the…
  • Nov 24

    Corona Beer founder Antonino Fernandez makes entire village millionaires in his will

    Corona Beer founder Antonino Fernandez makes entire village millionaires in his will
    In August 2016, billionaire Antonino Fernandez died at age 98. In his will, he left his entire fortune to the folks who live in the village of Cerezales del Condado, where Mr. Fernandez had grown up in a large, very poor family. Each villager…
Rank this Week: 920

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    Trustee-Attorney of a Trust

    Trustee-Attorney of a Trust
    Marin County Civic Center (the courthouse is in here, trust me)An old adage goes that oil and water do not mix. The same could roughly be said of an attorney simultaneously acting as the trustee. While the situation is not expressly…
  • Nov 18

    Notice from a Trustee

    Notice from a Trustee
    When a revocable trust becomes irrevocable, the trustee is required to provide notice of it to beneficiaries and heirs. See Prob C § 16061.7. The notice must inform the recipient that he or she is entitled to a complete copy…
  • Nov 2

    Estate Tax in 2017

    Estate Tax in 2017
    An annual occurrence for the IRS the past couple of falls has been to announce an increase in the estate tax threshold, or the applicable exclusion amount in tax parlance.  When the estate tax was re-instituted a couple of years ago,…
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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/
  • Dec 1

    What You Need to Know About Incompetency and Challenging a Will

    What You Need to Know About Incompetency and Challenging a Will
    Did you know that any will can be contested? An heir or beneficiary can bring forward an official legal challenge to contest a will. What is important before putting together your will is to understand the why and the how of all will…
  • Nov 24

    What You Should Know About Estate Planning and a President-Elect Trump

    What You Should Know About Estate Planning and a President-Elect Trump
    Now that Donald Trump has officially secured the presidency in the United States, it’s important to think about his proposed tax plan and what this would actually translate to for Americans. One of the most important things to…
  • Nov 17

    The Importance of Planning Ahead After an Alzheimer’s Diagnosi

    The Importance of Planning Ahead After an Alzheimer’s Diagnosi
    If you have begun to notice that a loved one is showing the signs of being afflicted by Alzheimer’s or another type of cognitive dementia, you need to consult with an estate planning attorney as soon as possible. One of the most…
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Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

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

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    Federal Estate Tax Exclusion Increases. Will this tax survive 2017?

    Federal Estate Tax Exclusion Increases. Will this tax survive 2017?
    The IRS has released the annual inflation adjustment amounts and tax rate schedules that will apply in 2017. Included are the new gift and estate tax exclusion amounts for 2017. The new inflation adjusted numbers are available in…
  • Nov 25

    New Law Addresses Tenant “Death Penalty”

    New Law Addresses Tenant “Death Penalty”
    Pennsylvania's Governor Wolf has signed a new law intended to protect the estates of renters who die during the term of a residential lease. The law is Act 116 of 2016 (HB 447).   It is not unusual for a residential tenant who has a full…
  • Nov 19

    What is that NOTICE on the front of my Power of Attorney?

    What is that NOTICE on the front of my Power of Attorney?
    [The following article was written by my colleague, Elizabeth White, Certified Elder Law Attorney* of Marshall, Parker and Weber] It is human nature to get nervous when we see the word “NOTICE”. After all, this word is usually…
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Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A.…

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A. Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.arkansas-estateplanning.com/blog/
  • Nov 30

    Financial Planning After the Wedding

    Financial Planning After the Wedding
    This is an article from the law office of Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. (http://www.wealth-counselors.com/) in Reno, Nevada, that we thought others may find helpful. Weddings are very memorable events – full of anticipation and lots…
  • Nov 30

    Four Ways Your Property Transfers After You Die

    Four Ways Your Property Transfers After You Die
    This is an article from the Law Offices of Cheryl David (http://www.cheryldavid.com/) in Greensboro, North Carolina, that we thought others may find helpful. When most people think about estate planning, what they think about is transferring…
  • Nov 22

    How Do I Keep My Son-in-Law from Winding Up with My Assets?

    How Do I Keep My Son-in-Law from Winding Up with My Assets?
    This is an article from the law office of Amen, Gantner & Capriano (http://www.yourestatematters.com/) in St. Louis, Missouri, that we thought others may find helpful. You have worked hard all your life, saved faithfully, and invested…
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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/
  • Nov 30

    Three mistakes parents of special needs children should avoid

    Three mistakes parents of special needs children should avoid
    Parents of special needs children hope to provide their offspring with financial security and the care they need. However, even with the best of intentions they risk making mistakes that could have costly, long-term consequences for their…
  • Nov 28

    National Gilfix & La Poll Article on Multigeneration Strategies and “New Economy” Service

    National Gilfix & La Poll Article on Multigeneration Strategies and “New Economy” Service
    At Gilfix & La Poll, we take pride in innovating new ways to serve our estate planning clients. We recently published an article in Estate Planning magazine covering two ways in which we build beneficial relationships with our clients…
  • Nov 9

    Study reveals misconceptions about long term care cost

    Study reveals misconceptions about long term care cost
    Planning ahead for long term care and how to fund it can seem daunting. The average American underestimates in-home care costs by nearly 50 percent, according to the Genworth Financial 2016 Cost of Care Study. The findings indicate many…
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About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Nov 29

    How to Have a Deed Notarized if the Seller is in a Foreign Country

    How to Have a Deed Notarized if the Seller is in a Foreign Country
    The simplest reason that deeds have the seller’s signature sworn before a notary public is to prevent fraud.  This is particularly important in real estate transactions where the seller is foreign or is abroad. In fact, our years…
  • Nov 15

    Bartram: Florida Supreme Court Decision on Foreclosure Lawsuit Deadline

    Bartram: Florida Supreme Court Decision on Foreclosure Lawsuit Deadline
    If you are being sued for foreclosure here in Florida, or you suspect you may be facing foreclosure in your future, then you need to know about this month’s Bartram ruling.     1.  Why is the Bartram Case so Important?…
  • Nov 1

    Florida Real Estate Contract Lawsuit

    Florida Real Estate Contract Lawsuit
    In Florida, when a seller and a buyer sign a residential real estate contract for the purchase of a new home or condominium, they create legal duties for themselves. If these duties are not fulfilled, then under the contract there are…
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Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Nov 28

    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law – Part 2

    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law – Part 2
    Our last blog talked about a case where possession of “lost “cash did not result in the “finder” of the cash ending up with it. In a famous “treasure trove” case involving Mel Fisher and the wreck of the…
  • Nov 10

    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law

    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law
    You have heard the old adage “possession is 9/10 of the law.” Well, here is a case dealing with the other 1/10. The Arizona case of Grande v. Jennings involved a hoarder by the name of Robert Spann. When he passed away in 2001,…
  • Sep 27

    Paternity Claims in Probate

    Paternity Claims in Probate
    If a man dies in Florida without having his own will or trust prepared, he is considered to have died intestate. In other words, his estate will be distributed according to the “will” the state wrote for him. Under the…
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Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Nov 28

    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law – Part 2

    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law – Part 2
    Our last blog talked about a case where possession of “lost “cash did not result in the “finder” of the cash ending up with it. In a famous “treasure trove” case involving Mel Fisher and the wreck of the…
  • Nov 10

    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law

    Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law
    You have heard the old adage “possession is 9/10 of the law.” Well, here is a case dealing with the other 1/10. The Arizona case of Grande v. Jennings involved a hoarder by the name of Robert Spann. When he passed away in 2001,…
  • Sep 27

    Paternity Claims in Probate

    Paternity Claims in Probate
    If a man dies in Florida without having his own will or trust prepared, he is considered to have died intestate. In other words, his estate will be distributed according to the “will” the state wrote for him. Under the…
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Florida Elder Law and Estate…

Florida Elder Law and Estate Planning

Provides news and views on current topics in elder law, estate planning, wills and trusts, caregiver issues, probate and estate administration, Medicaid and Veterans benefits, other issues of importance to seniors and their families. By Joseph S. Karp.

http://karplaw.blogspot.com/
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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/
  • Nov 26

    Do I Have to Pay Taxes After I Die?

    Do I Have to Pay Taxes After I Die?
    There are many questions you may have when thinking about estate planning. In addition to worrying about making a will, or setting up a trust, and dealing with decisions about whom to leave your property, there are also more mundane issues to…
  • Nov 25

    Rise in Alzheimer’s, Dementia Deaths Emphasize Importance of Estate Planning

    Rise in Alzheimer’s, Dementia Deaths Emphasize Importance of Estate Planning
    The London Telegraph recently reported that there has been a “huge rise in the number of lasting powers of attorney” filed with the government. The Telegraph said more than 441,000 powers of attorney were established in 2015,…
  • Nov 23

    Can My Spouse Contest My Will?

    Can My Spouse Contest My Will?
    It is not uncommon for a person entering a second marriage to keep certain assets as separate property for the benefit of any children from the first marriage. If you are in this situation, it is important to make sure that your estate…
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Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax…

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax Law Blog

Covers estate planning and tax law. By English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley LLP.

http://www.mykentuckyestateattorney.com/
  • Nov 22

    Business owners need a solid succession plan for the future

    Business owners need a solid succession plan for the future
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley Owning a business is the American dream for many. It’s building something from your own hands that you’ve shaped and created. It’s long hours, and a labor of love…
  • Oct 20

    What to do if you don’t agree with your property tax amount

    What to do if you don’t agree with your property tax amount
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP Everyone who owns a home gets a bill from their local municipality for property taxes. It’s not a surprise that it’s coming. Most of us sigh, write the check (or…
  • Oct 4

    A new rule from the IRS on IRA rollover

    A new rule from the IRS on IRA rollover
    By Nathan Vinson The IRS recently enacted a new IRA rollover rule that’s actually good for consumers, and something that can really help you – but it is a lot more complicated than it appears on the surface. Essentially, the IRS…
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Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Join Us for Our Last Two Free Living Trust Seminars of 2016

    Join Us for Our Last Two Free Living Trust Seminars of 2016
    If you do not have an estate plan – or if your estate plan consists only of a basic will – you may not be adequately protecting your family against probate and estate taxes. Without proper planning, your family could lose a large…
  • Nov 9

    Keeping it Safe on the Road (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    Keeping it Safe on the Road (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    Most people agree that driving is one of the keys to independence. However, new driving challenges arise as you age. Arthritis can make flexing and twisting painful and weakened muscles make it harder to grip. Aging also affects vision,…
  • Oct 21

    Are All Trusts Asset-Protecting Trusts?

    Are All Trusts Asset-Protecting Trusts?
    The living trust is the bedrock foundation upon which our estate plans are built. It’s right there in the word: trust. It sounds safe and secure; it’s warm peace of mind. If you’ve been to one of our seminars or workshops,…
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Rhode Island Estate Planning and…

Rhode Island Estate Planning and Elder Law Blawg

Covers elder law, medicaid planning, disability planning, tax planning, guardianship, wills, trusts, asset protection, and probate. By Matthew Fabisch.

http://riestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Federal Estate Exclusion Up Slightly to $5.49M in 2017

    Federal Estate Exclusion Up Slightly to $5.49M in 2017
    The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the basic federal estate tax exclusion for the estates of decedents dying during calendar year 2017 will be $5.49 million, up from $5.45 million for calendar year 2016.  In addition,…
  • Mar 12

    What is Medicaid and why would my parents need it for nursing home coverage?

    What is Medicaid and why would my parents need it for nursing home coverage?
    Medicaid (called "MassHealth" in Massachusetts, and "Ritecare" in Rhode Island) is a joint federal-state program that provides health insurance coverage to low-income children, seniors, and people with disabilities. Importantly, unlike almost…
  • Aug 26

    What rights do I have as a trust beneficiary?

    What rights do I have as a trust beneficiary?
    As a trust beneficiary, you may feel like you are at the mercy of the trustee, but depending on the type of trust, trust beneficiaries may have rights to ensure the trust is properly managed.A trust is a legal arrangement through which one…
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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
  • Nov 18

    Attorney-Client Privilege in Probate Litigation

    Attorney-Client Privilege in Probate Litigation
    Death, Lawyers, and Loose Lips:  Third District Court of Appeals Clarifies Distinction Between Ethical duty of Confidentiality from Evidentiary Privilege The attorney client privilege dates back to the English Common Law of the late…
  • Jun 24

    Corya and Woodward

    Corya and Woodward
    LIMITATIONS ON PROCEEDINGS AGAINST TRUSTEES:  CORYA, WOODWARD AND FLA. STAT. §736.1008 The Florida Trust Code contains a section titled “limitations on proceedings against trustees” that is a limitation of actions and…
  • Jun 14

    Can I fire my trustee

    Can I fire my trustee
    Over nearly 20 years, my law firm has received hundreds of phone calls asking – How can I fire my Trustee? or How can I remove my Trustee?  In Florida, getting rid of a Trustee is called a trustee removal action where a beneficiary…
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All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Nov 17

    Do you know any Jay Walkers?

    Do you know any Jay Walkers?
    Have you seen seniors trying to cross a busy street where there are no traffic lights? Many think they can walk faster than the speeding car headed their way. Not so….. Becoming allies in promoting safety for seniors can encompass a…
  • Nov 16

    Must an estate pay for a charitable pledge by the deceased?

    Must an estate pay for a charitable pledge by the deceased?
    Canadians are charitable people. According to Statistics Canada, 82% of Canadians made a financial donation to a charitable or non-profit organization in 2013 (the latest available year). The amount given by donors increased from an annual…
  • Nov 15

    TFSA’s – a refresher on the Rule

    TFSA’s – a refresher on the Rule
    Borrowing heavily from some recent literature on this subject, I though it may be useful at this time of the year to quickly revisit some of the rules surrounding tax free savings accounts (“TFSA”) Contribution room for an…
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Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

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

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 10

    Metuchen Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar

    Metuchen Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar
    Metuchen LibraryWills, Estate Planning & Probate SeminarNovember 14 at 7:00pmFree community program 480 Middlesex Ave. Metuchen, NJ 08840    Seniors invitedWILLS & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION-PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND MAKE PLANNING…
  • Nov 8

    Challenge to Will based on lack of testamentary capacity and undue influence rejected IN RE ESTATE OF TORNABEN

    Challenge to Will based on lack of testamentary capacity and undue influence rejected IN RE ESTATE OF TORNABEN
    Challenge to Will based on lack of testamentary capacity and undue influence rejectedIN RE ESTATE OF TORNABENDOCKET NO. A-5181-14T4 (N.J. Super. App. Div. Sep. 27, 2016) PER CURIAMNOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE…
  • Nov 8

    Removing the Administrator of an Estate

    Removing the Administrator of an Estate
    Intestate SuccessionWhen no Will exists, Real and Personal property is not distributed according to the decedent persons desires. Rather, it is distributed according to the statutes of New Jersey.The net estate remaining after deduction of…
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