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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: 59

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Dec 18

    New Breakthrough In Treating Stroke

    New Breakthrough In Treating Stroke
    Researchers in the Netherlands have discovered a treatment that improves the prognosis for people who have the most severe and disabling strokes. By directly removing large blood clots blocking blood vessels in the brain, they are able to…
  • Dec 18

    Retirement Lessons From Ebenezer Scrooge

    Retirement Lessons From Ebenezer Scrooge
    Many of us have seen the classic, A Christmas Carol, or have at least heard of the infamous Ebenezer Scrooge, the character Charles Dickens described as tight-fisted, squeezing, wrenching, grasping, clutching and covetous. Despite some of…
  • Dec 18

    Should Your Teenager Open A Roth IRA?

    Should Your Teenager Open A Roth IRA?
    Many parents are concerned about how to prepare for their kids’ financial futures. This apprehension is usually in the context of college savings or estate planning, however, some parents are also concerned for their children’s…
Rank this Week: 73

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: 234

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

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

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Dec 17

    Will Challenge Case Management & Summary Judgment

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

    ‘Tis the Season of Giving

    ‘Tis the Season of Giving
    As the holidays quickly approach, Canadians begin to turn their minds to everything the holiday season brings – parties, food and drink, and quality time with others. During the holidays, people also think about charity- giving their…
  • Dec 16

    Hull on Estates #400 – Releases and the distribution of an estate

    Hull on Estates #400 – Releases and the distribution of an estate
    Listen to Hull on Estates #400 – Releases and the distribution of an estate Today on Hull on Estates, Paul Trudelle and Stuart Clark discuss the recent article “Release Me: An analysis of the law surrounding the use of releases in…
Rank this Week: 242

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

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

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

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace

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

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa

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

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session
    The 2014 session of the Iowa General Assembly brought a few changes to the public utilities law practice in Iowa. Lawmakers focused their utility related discourse on tax credits for renewable energy, renewable fuels and solar energy, purview…
Rank this Week: 356

KEYTLaw

KEYTLaw

Covers Arizona and federal laws.

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

    Stanford Phds Say Renewable Energy Won’t Work

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

    The Law-School Scam

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

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

    National Weather Service, Post Office & Other Federal Agencies Buying Ammo
    Newsmax:  “Add the U.S. Postal Service to the list of federal agencies seeking to purchase . . . alarmingly large quantities of ammunition.  A little more than a year ago, the Social Security Administration put in a request…
Rank this Week: 435

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

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

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

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

    Not Everybody Needs A Trust

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

    Not Everybody Needs A Trust

    Not Everybody Needs A Trust
    Every Spring, when the snowbirds have returned to New York, your lawblogger gets a rash of inquiries about trusts. Some folks are absolutely insistent but don’t really have a good explanation for this. I usually ask at this point which…
Rank this Week: 475

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: 407

Estate Street

Estate Street

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

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

    Grantor vs Non-Grantor Trust

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

    The Cost of Death on the Rise

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

    Gifts To Grandchildren

    Gifts To Grandchildren
    Gifts given to grandchildren by grandparents can be a great blessing.  Kelly Greene wrote an article in the Wall Street Journal September 14, 2012, titled "Are You Coddling Your Grandkids?"  In her article, Ms. Greene indicates five…
Rank this Week: 460

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

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

    Frivolous Lawsuit

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

    Common Fund Doctrine - Recovering Attorney Fees for a Beneficiary

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

    Medi-Cal Reimbursement - Douglas v. Castillo

    Medi-Cal Reimbursement - Douglas v. Castillo
    Generally speaking, when a person receives Medi-Cal services past the age of 55, upon their demise their estate is required to reimburse the state of California for such services. See Welfare & Institutions Code §14009.5. This…
Rank this Week: 586

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

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

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 492

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 10

    Estate Planning for Out-of-State Property

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

    Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection

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

    Florida Probate Intake form

    Florida Probate Intake form
    Many of our clients have asked us to put our Florida Probate Intake form online so that they can easily download it. You can download the Florida Probate Intake form with the following link: Probate Intake Form.pdf
Rank this Week: 585

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

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

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
Rank this Week: 601

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Trust Modification under Florida’s Trust Code

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

    Undue Influence under Florida’s Trust Code

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

    Florida Trust Termination

    Florida Trust Termination
    People create trusts for a variety of reasons.  Some create them for creditor protection.  Others create them because they are concerned about providing the beneficiaries with large sums of money all at once.  Although these…
Rank this Week: 699

North Carolina Estate Planning…

North Carolina Estate Planning Blog

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

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

    3 Signs You Should Update Your Retirement Plan

    3 Signs You Should Update Your Retirement Plan
    Reports continue to show Americans are not saving enough for retirement. Some retirement account owners may miss out on opportunities that could help grow their assets, even if they are not contributing suggested amounts. TrustCounsel’s…
  • Dec 17

    Successor Trustee Responsibilitie

    Successor Trustee Responsibilitie
    When a trustee passes away or becomes incapacitated, a successor trustee must step forward. In addition to the trustee’s duties, a successor trustee is responsible for presenting an affidavit or certificate of trust that provides proof…
  • Dec 15

    Year-End Gifting to Charitie

    Year-End Gifting to Charitie
    The spirit of the holiday season is a generous one. According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, “The last few months of the year make up what is commonly called the Giving Season for the nonprofit community.” A…
Rank this Week: 629

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud…

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud Blog

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

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

    Joan Rivers' Estate Planning Was No Laughing Matter

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

    Top 10 Celebrity Stories To Spark Holiday Estate Planning Conversation

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

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

    Mick Jagger Can't Get No Satisfaction; Ugly Lawsuit Settle
    It's rough being Mick Jagger sometimes. Even as the front man for the famed Rolling Stones, he Can't Always Get What he Wants. But when he tries, at least sometimes, he just might find ... that he gets what he needs. These days, what Sir Mick…
Rank this Week: 668

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law…

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law Blog

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

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

    Helping Your Elderly Parents Plan Their Estate

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

    When Should I Begin Estate Planning?

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

    International Estate Planning & the Question of Domicile

    International Estate Planning & the Question of Domicile
    Home is where the heart is, right? Unfortunately, the matter is not quite that simple when it comes to international estate planning. Establishing where you home – referred to officially as your domicile by attorneys and the government…
Rank this Week: 744

California Tax Attorney Blog

California Tax Attorney Blog

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

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

    Test Entry

    Test Entry
    Testing schedule feature
  • Aug 30

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

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

    Gifts Made By Personal Check

    Gifts Made By Personal Check
    A check written in 2012 that does not clear until 2013 is at risk of being a 2013 gift, not a 2012 gift, since the donor could have stopped payment in 2013 before it cleared. The issue with using checks to make gifts is that until the check…
Rank this Week: 788

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Dec 18

    Dr. BK and Dr. JM ...cont

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

    Dr. BK and Dr. JM ...cont

    Dr. BK and Dr. JM ...cont
    CPLR 1601(1) does not address situations, such as here, where the alleged non-party tortfeasor is the State of New York which cannot be joined as a co-defendant in the Supreme Court. The prevailing view, however, is that apportionment against…
  • Dec 14

    Dr. BK and Dr. JM ...cont

    Dr. BK and Dr. JM ...cont
    Dr. JM, a board certified cardiac surgeon and professor in heart surgery at the University of Minnesota, testified regarding his training in Central America, Germany and Minnesota, his more than 120 publications on the topic of…
Rank this Week: 1041

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Dec 18

    What is the Cost for Virginia Reckless Driving?

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

    Fight Virginia DUI Refusal on Private Property

    Fight Virginia DUI Refusal on Private Property
    Were you charged with refusing a breath test after being arrested on private property? Contact me today to discuss if you can beat the charge. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:…
  • Dec 16

    Can You Serve Jail on House Arrest?

    Can You Serve Jail on House Arrest?
    It does not happen often, but there are some unique circumstances that could allow you to serve your jail time on house arrest. Contact me today to see if this applies to you. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2014. | Permalink | No…
Rank this Week: 1156

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

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

http://blog.kylekrull.com/kansas-missouri-estate-planning/
  • Dec 18

    The Perfect Family Gift - Your Estate Plan

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

    Non-Traditional Families = Non-Traditional Estate Planning

    Non-Traditional Families = Non-Traditional Estate Planning
    Have you noticed? Traditional American families are no longer the norm. Consequently, with the nature of family changing so has estate planning.
  • Dec 16

    Another New Year's Resolution - Your Estate Plan

    Another New Year's Resolution - Your Estate Plan
    As you read this, your mind may be filled with visions of sugarplums as they dance in your head ... instead of your estate plan (or lack thereof). Alas, I am here to bring you some good cheer - there is always next year.
Rank this Week: 807

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

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

    Estate Planning Is Important for Single Parent

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

    December is the Time to Talk with Family About Estate Planning

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

    Basic Estate Planning: Tips for Beginner

    Basic Estate Planning: Tips for Beginner
    Estate planning isn’t always a comfortable topic for people to consider, nor is it an easy process to tackle. But it doesn’t have to be insurmountable. #159955157 / gettyimages.com MarketWatch recently published “9 steps to…
Rank this Week: 860

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/
  • Dec 16

    News reports warn of overuse of antipsychotic drugs among nursing home patient

    News reports warn of overuse of antipsychotic drugs among nursing home patient
    Two news reports this week by Ina Jaffe of NPR News warn of the overuse and dangers of antipsychotic drugs among nursing home patients. Federal law forbids “chemical restraint” of patients. NPR’s reports show the…
  • Dec 8

    How will Pennsylvania’s new POA statute affect you?

    How will Pennsylvania’s new POA statute affect you?
    As we reported previously, Pennsylvania has adopted changes to its power of attorney law. Some changes have already gone into effect and others will take effect January 1, 2015. Here are some thoughts on how the new law may affect you,…
  • Dec 2

    New PA power of attorney statute brings changes now, and in 2015

    New PA power of attorney statute brings changes now, and in 2015
    Pennsylvania has adopted the most sweeping changes to its power of attorney statute since 1999. The new law, signed into law in July, made some changes that took effect immediately and others that will take effect January 1, 2015. Changes…
Rank this Week: 1190

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

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

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

    Pasadena Courthouse

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

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

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

    Re Mulgave School Foundation

    Re Mulgave School Foundation
    If you make a large gift to a charity, you may have a specific purpose in mind, such as buying equipment for a hospital, building a new church, or funding scholarships in the Faculty of Engineering. Whatever you have in mind, consider whether…
Rank this Week: 1108

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Florida becomes 33rd State to Legalize Hunting with Suppressor

    Florida becomes 33rd State to Legalize Hunting with Suppressor
    Unlike most states which have changed the laws, In Florida you can hunt with Suppressors starting today. This morning the following announcement was sent out by Marion Hammer the Executive Director of the SSF and past president of the NRA...
Rank this Week: 1188

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
  • Dec 9

    International Will

    International Will
    I have been practicing law since 1994. I have been extremely focused on the areas of estate and probate law during that time.  Through those years I have a number of clients who have property in other countries. Usually we ……
  • Nov 10

    California Heggstad Petitions and Kucker v. Kucker

    California Heggstad Petitions and Kucker v. Kucker
    I recently had the following calendar note in a probate case in Alameda County. We had filed a Heggstad petition, pursuant to California probate code 850, to get two properties into a trust after death. I should clarify our firm ……
  • Oct 1

    Bank of America mortgage trust certification form

    Bank of America mortgage trust certification form
    For some time now I have advised clients to contact their mortgage holder to see about linking their trust to their mortgage. Without that you can leave your trustee with a problem. The house might be owned by the trust … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1039

Iowa Estate Plan

Iowa Estate Plan

Covers information and news on estate planning and probate. By Matthew Gardner.

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

    Now and Later: Power of Attorney Authority in Iowa

    Now and Later: Power of Attorney Authority in Iowa
    When I was younger, I used to love Now and Later candy, despite the "workout" it gave my mouth/teeth.  You can enjoy the candy as a hard candy, and continue to enjoy it later when it is soft and chewy. It was like having having a…
  • Nov 16

    Basic Estate Planning Checklist for Aging Parent

    Basic Estate Planning Checklist for Aging Parent
    I have previously posted previously pretty much on all of these items separately, but I thought I'd commit to the "checklist-mania" and add my own checklist.  For individuals that are helping out with an aging family member, this can be…
  • Nov 9

    When Your Biological Child is Not Your Child, According to the Iowa Court of Appeal

    When Your Biological Child is Not Your Child, According to the Iowa Court of Appeal
    For the most part, I think our appellate courts do a pretty good job of deciding cases and justifying their rationale.  I may not always agree with the result, but I can at least understand the reasoning.But in a recent ruling from…
Rank this Week: 1107

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/
  • Sep 27

    New Law Allows Owners to be Buried with Pet

    New Law Allows Owners to be Buried with Pet
    All across the country there are cemeteries for people and cemeteries for pets. Virginia has become the third state in the nation to pass a law allowing pet owners to be buried with man's best friend. Joining New York and Pennsylvania,…
  • Sep 25

    More Estate Planning Lessons from Celebritie

    More Estate Planning Lessons from Celebritie
    Celebrity estate plans often come with extraordinary wealth and considerable resources. However, celebrities are still not immune to estate planning issues and the consequences of poor planning. Several recent celebrity estate planning issues…
  • Sep 22

    Estate Planning Errors to Avoid

    Estate Planning Errors to Avoid
    According to estate planning professionals, almost 65% of Americans do not have a basic will or estate documents drafted. Although it is nice to think that your family will be able to take care of your estate and know your wishes, the truth…
Rank this Week: 858

Walker Lambe

Walker Lambe

Covers North Carolina elder law and estate planning.

http://www.organizeyourassets.com/blog/
  • Mar 13

    Four Reasons Estate Planning Matters More than Ever for Women

    Four Reasons Estate Planning Matters More than Ever for Women
    Today, women exercise more financial power than ever before. The number of women in the workplace has tripled in the last fifty years. Meanwhile, the real median income of women has increased by sixty-three percent, while that of men has…
  • Mar 13

    Four Reasons Estate Planning Matters More than Ever for Women

    Four Reasons Estate Planning Matters More than Ever for Women
    Today, women exercise more financial power than ever before. The number of women in the workplace has tripled in the last fifty years. Meanwhile, the real median income of women has increased by sixty-three percent, while that of men has…
  • Feb 4

    Estate Planning: What about my pet?

    Estate Planning: What about my pet?
    You may have an aging relative who is showing signs of loneliness, or you may yourself be a senior in need of companionship. In these situations, many people consider adopting or purchasing a dog or a cat. Animals can provide love, comfort…
Rank this Week: 1204

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
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FLG Trusts & Estates Reporter

FLG Trusts & Estates Reporter

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

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

    Why Living Trusts Don’t Always Avoid Probate in Florida

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

    Taxation of Lifetime Gifts vs. Transfers at Death

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

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

    Estate Tax Provisions of the 2014 Budget: Is the Current Estate Tax Law Permanent?
    Since the Treasury recently released President Obama’s 2014 budget proposals, there’s been a lot of grumbling about the President’s proposed estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax provisions. If enacted, these…
Rank this Week: 886

Smarter Will Blog

Smarter Will Blog

Provides estate planning and probate news.

http://www.smarterwill.com/estate-planning-news/
  • May 23

    Holographic Wills: Legal in Illinois?

    Holographic Wills: Legal in Illinois?
    Holographic wills (wills that are entirely handwritten) are not generally recognized as valid wills in the state of Illinois. Why? It's not because they're handwritten, but because holographic wills are usually not 'witnessed' properly (the…
  • May 9

    Organ Donation Process in Illinoi

    Organ Donation Process in Illinoi
    Did you know that Illinois has a fairly new organ donation process, and that even if you've registered before to be an organ donor, you may need to re-register under the new system? In 2006 (only 5 years ago), a new Illinois organ donation…
  • Apr 25

    Pulling the Plug: Illinois Law That Make it Possible

    Pulling the Plug: Illinois Law That Make it Possible
    Everyone has the right to live. But does everyone have the right to die? Dying on your own terms (or “pulling the plug”) is a privilege granted at the state level. But it requires advance planning. Every state has different rules on how…
Rank this Week: 821

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: 891

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

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

    Plaintiff Seeks to Increase Damage Amount

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

    Court Decides Case Involving Probate and Bankruptcy Proceeding

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

    Court Considers Case Reqarding Law of Perpetuitie

    Court Considers Case Reqarding Law of Perpetuitie
    A Probate Lawyer said the question presented on this record is whether the trusts created by the will of CMR, dated June 27, 1867, are valid within the law of perpetuities, or are void for remoteness. There can be no doubt that if the…
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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/
  • Dec 18

    Preneed Trust: Is it the Consumer’s Funds?

    Preneed Trust: Is it the Consumer’s Funds?
    Attorneys are currently arguing this issue before a Federal court in St. Louis.  While the NPS civil trial does not begin for another six weeks, both the SDR and the defendant trustees want to resolve the question of who is a beneficiary…
  • Dec 15

    Testimony Guidelines for the NPS Expert

    Testimony Guidelines for the NPS Expert
    In August, litigants to the NPS civil trial were required to file expert opinion reports with the court.  Initially, there were essentially 8 defendant banks, and most had retained one or more experts to testify at trial.  As a…
  • Dec 9

    A Legacy of Disgrace: the NPS Management Team

    A Legacy of Disgrace: the NPS Management Team
    Randall K. Sutton, former President and CEO of National Prearranged Services, died in prison on December 8th.    Accordingly to pleadings filed in the NPS criminal and civil lawsuits, Mr. Sutton played a central role in the…
Rank this Week: 1576

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/
  • Dec 18

    Caregiver Burnout (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    Caregiver Burnout (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    Are you experiencing caregiver “burn out”? Can you identify it if you are? With the help of others, there are five basic things you can do that will help you be the best at the caregiving you offer. The post Caregiver Burnout (An…
  • Dec 17

    What Benefits Do Trusts Provide?

    What Benefits Do Trusts Provide?
    If you are interested in learning about the estate planning benefits of trusts, you should be aware of the fact that there are different types of trusts, and they serve varying purposes. First, we will look at the value of revocable living…
  • Dec 15

    Does the State Take My Assets If I Apply for the Medi-Cal Program?

    Does the State Take My Assets If I Apply for the Medi-Cal Program?
    Medi-Cal is California’s version of the Medicaid program that provides health care insurance for people with very limited financial resources. If you are going to qualify for Medicare when you reach the age of 65, and you will be…
Rank this Week: 1355

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Dec 18

    Florida Foreclosures – What’s Happening Now?

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

    Security in Florida Condominums: Privacy Concerns for Condo Owner

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

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

    When Can a Florida Condo Board Authorize and Direct Entry Into Your Condo Unit?
    Florida condominium life is truly its own cultural lifestyle. People move here from all over the nation and all over the world to enjoy our sunsets, our beaches, our unique Florida communities and things to do. Many choose to live in one of…
Rank this Week: 1719

epilawg

epilawg

Provides insight for planning the resolution of your own story through thoughtful estate planning.

http://epilawg.com/
  • Dec 18

    Year-End Tax Planning Part 1: Overview

    Year-End Tax Planning Part 1: Overview
    This is the first in a series of posts over the next two weeks to assist Epilawg readers with year-end tax planning. The opportunity to take advantage of income timing exists particularly for taxpayers who […]Year-End Tax Planning Part…
  • Dec 16

    Helping Families Today, Tomorrow & for the Future Generations – Part 2

    Helping Families Today, Tomorrow & for the Future Generations – Part 2
    Part 1 of Anne’s post focused on the 5 strategies of an effective healthcare directive. This week’s post shares insights regarding the selection of healthcare agent(s). Well-written healthcare directives require more than checking…
  • Dec 14

    In the News – The Estate of James Brown

    In the News – The Estate of James Brown
    It will be the 8th anniversary of James Brown’s death on Christmas of this year and yet his estate still has not been administered according to his wishes in his Will. As we have witnessed […]In the News – The Estate of…
Rank this Week: 1969

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Dec 18

    Free Report: What is a Qualified Personal Residence Trust in California

    Free Report: What is a Qualified Personal Residence Trust in California
    Asset transfers to people other than your spouse are potentially subject to the estate tax if you are transferring more than $5.34 million to your heirs. Learn more about qualified personal residence trust in California in this presentation.…
  • Dec 17

    Did You Keep Your 2014 Resolutions?

    Did You Keep Your 2014 Resolutions?
    Did you resolve at the beginning of this year to complete or update your estate plan?  Did you do so?  If yes, congratulations!  If not, there is still time. There is still about two weeks left to make sure 2014 is not…
  • Dec 16

    What Happens To A Living Trust When One Spouse Dies?

    What Happens To A Living Trust When One Spouse Dies?
    One reason for a living trust for a married couple is the opportunity to pass on their estates to their children in the most tax-efficient manner.  When the first spouse dies, the surviving spouse is allowed to make use of all…
Rank this Week: 1357

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Dec 18

    What Is A Pre-Marital Agreement?

    What Is A Pre-Marital Agreement?
    If you are planning to get married in the near future you, or your future spouse, may have considered executing a pre-marital agreement prior to the big day. If you have not already considered doing so you may wish to give it some thought.…
  • Dec 16

    What Will Happen to Your Property If You Die without A Will or Trust in South Carolina?

    What Will Happen to Your Property If You Die without A Will or Trust in South Carolina?
    You have probably been told how important it is to create an estate plan, or at least to execute a Last Will and Testament. If, despite being told how important it is, you have yet to create and estate plan it may be because you don’t…
  • Dec 11

    Updating Your Estate Plan – Why the End of the Year Is the Perfect Time

    Updating Your Estate Plan – Why the End of the Year Is the Perfect Time
    Do you already have a comprehensive estate plan in place? If so, you are in a better position than the majority of adults in the United States. That does not, however, mean you should get complacent. On the contrary, the success of your…
Rank this Week: 1358

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Wisconsin Estate Planning

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

http://blog.tesarlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1917

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 17

    Dead Man “Kwoking”: Estate Planning Property Transfers Can Trigger Title Insurance Nightmare

    Dead Man “Kwoking”: Estate Planning Property Transfers Can Trigger Title Insurance Nightmare
    Estate planning attorneys regularly advise their clients about the tax and other advantages of transferring real property to irrevocable trusts or similar estate planning vehicles. But they may not consider the potentially disastrous title…
  • Dec 15

    Give the Reporter a Hand to Get a Clean Depo Transcript

    Give the Reporter a Hand to Get a Clean Depo Transcript
    When you’re taking a deposition, you know that ensuring a complete and accurate record is vital. So don’t take the person who’s dutifully taking down the proceedings for granted: Assisting the court reporter is not only…
  • Dec 12

    4 Steps to Drafting a Contract to Your Client’s Advantage

    4 Steps to Drafting a Contract to Your Client’s Advantage
    Yes, drafting a contract takes a lot of work. But it generally takes less time to draft a contract document that advances your client’s interests than it does to modify another party’s document to achieve that result. So whenever…
Rank this Week: 1370

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

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

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Dec 17

    2014 Tax Extender Bill Passed By Congre

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

    What Is A Business Plan?

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

    Business Structures: The Facts & Figure

    Business Structures: The Facts & Figure
    Although there a lots of very important questions that a business owner, or owners, must ask when starting a business, perhaps of one of the most important is: How should I legally structure my business? In general, there are three principal…
Rank this Week: 1853

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Covers issues relating to wills, trusts, estate planning, and probate in Texas. By Rania Combs.

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

    Do I Need an Attorney to Probate a Will in Texas?

    Do I Need an Attorney to Probate a Will in Texas?
    I get phone calls and emails each week from Texans who have lost friends and family members. Often, they have been named as independent executors and need information about probating a Will. The first question they ask is whether it will…
  • Dec 5

    The Obituary of the Amazing Spider-Man

    The Obituary of the Amazing Spider-Man
    Most obituaries are sterile. They provide basic information about the deceased person’s birth, death, and those they left behind, but are short on capturing the personality of the person who has died. Aaron Joseph Purmort’s…
  • Nov 26

    How To Support Someone Who’s Grieving During The Holiday

    How To Support Someone Who’s Grieving During The Holiday
    A friend of mine who volunteers for hospice wondered out loud a couple of weeks ago: “Why is it that more people die around the holidays?” “Really?”  I asked. “Is there actually data to support that?”…
Rank this Week: 1352

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/
Rank this Week: 1800