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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jan 30

    Longevity Insurance Increases in Popularity

    Longevity Insurance Increases in Popularity
    The popularity of longevity insurance is on the rise. Longevity Insurance, or a deferred income annuity (DIA), helps ease retirees' fears of outliving their savings by deferring payout for 10 to 20 years. The purchase of DIAs increased by…
  • Jan 30

    Professional Development Series For Paralegal

    Professional Development Series For Paralegal
    The ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law is presenting the second of ten webinars for the professional development series entitled, From Undertaker to Litigator and Steps in Between: The Role of the Paralegal in Estate…
  • Jan 30

    Estate Tax Repeal Proponents Not Slowed By Obama Proposal

    Estate Tax Repeal Proponents Not Slowed By Obama Proposal
    The proposal by President Obama to eliminate step-up basis has not stopped supporters of repealing the estate tax. Proponents of estate tax repeal point out that fewer than 5,000 taxable estate tax returns were filed in 2013, which is…
Rank this Week: 51

NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

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

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
  • Jan 8

    The power of remittitur

    The power of remittitur
    Law Lessons from Mickens v. Misdom and City of Elizabeth, __ N.J. Super. __ (App. Div. 2015), Docket No. A-0326-13T3, January 7, 2015: The legal principles outlined in He v. Miller, 207 N.J. 230 (2011), are: The power of remittitur is not to…
  • Jan 7

    The New Jersey Tort Claims Act

    The New Jersey Tort Claims Act
    Law Lessons from Wilson v. Podeia, App. Div., January 6, 2015: The Supreme Court has consistently construed the New Jersey Tort Claims Act (TCA), N.J.S.A. 59:1-1 to 12-3, to favor immunity for public entities as the rule and the imposition of…
  • Jan 6

    Law on relocation

    Law on relocation
    Law Lessons from Hammond v. Hammond, App. Div., No. A-4791-12T3, January 2, 2015: Our law on relocation is well established. When children are natives of New Jersey, judicial approval is required to authorize their relocation to another…
Rank this Week: 85

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/
  • Jan 25

    Changes to Taxation of Alter Ego and Joint Partner Trust

    Changes to Taxation of Alter Ego and Joint Partner Trust
    There are a number of significant changes to Canadian tax law that will have a significant impact on estate planning. I have written about the elimination of graduation income rates for testamentary trusts, including a post here. That change,…
  • Jan 17

    It’s Time for the Court of Appeal to Revisit its Formulation of "Rational and Valid Reasons" in Wills Variation Case

    It’s Time for the Court of Appeal to Revisit its Formulation of "Rational and Valid Reasons" in Wills Variation Case
    The Wills, Estates and Succession Act allows a will maker’s spouse or child to apply to court to vary a will if adequate provision has not been made for the spouse or child, in which case if the court finds that adequate provision has…
  • Jan 10

    Zeligs v. Jane

    Zeligs v. Jane
    Contests between siblings following the death of a parent over houses and bank accounts that were held jointly between the parent and one of the parent’s children are all too common. What happens is that a parent who was the sole owner…
Rank this Week: 140

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: 226

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/
  • Jan 30

    Back From the Dead

    Back From the Dead
    Earlier this month, a cat living in Tampa, Florida was hit by a car.  Unfortunately, collisions between pets and motor vehicles are not in themselves uncommon.  What is unique about this particular case is that Bart the cat, who was…
  • Jan 29

    An Estate Going to the Dog

    An Estate Going to the Dog
    Two charities are proceeding to an Irish High Court for the adjudication of a dispute over the charitable bequest made pursuant to a Last Will and Testament. The Will in question, executed by Elizabeth Burke of Limerick, Ireland, provided…
  • Jan 28

    The Golden Age of Retirement

    The Golden Age of Retirement
    By the year 2050, an estimated one third of Canadians will be 60 years of age or older. We were raised thinking of the default retirement age as 65. Regardless of what age they retire at, Canadians have more active lives in retirement than…
Rank this Week: 285

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: 299

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/
  • Jan 16

    The Tragic Life and Death of The Daughter of Zsa Zsa Gabor and Conrad Hilton, Francesca Hilton

    The Tragic Life and Death of The Daughter of Zsa Zsa Gabor and Conrad Hilton, Francesca Hilton
    Everyone loves a good rags-to-riches tale. But Francesca Gabor Hilton’s life followed a dramatically different path. Born to Hollywood star Zsa Zsa Gabor, and founder of the famed Hilton hotel dynasty, Conrad Hilton, Francesca was…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 310

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: 292

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: 327

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/
  • Jan 27

    CPLR §§ 321 land 3212 and Article 51

    CPLR §§ 321 land 3212 and Article 51
    A New York Personal Injury Lawyer said that, defendants move, pursuant to CPLR §§ 321 land 3212 and Article 51 of the Insurance Law of the State of New York, for an order granting summary judgment to defendants on the ground that…
  • Jan 25

    Officer DS's memo book were marked for identification

    Officer DS's memo book were marked for identification
    The fact that a common carrier is operated by a governmental entity does not mean it has a lesser responsibility toward the public than one which is under private ownership. In that connection, there is simply no legal basis for imposing the…
  • Jan 24

    Officer DS's memo book were marked for identification

    Officer DS's memo book were marked for identification
    The first questions for you to determine are whether the condition of the bus steps at the point where plaintiff fell were such that the common carrier, through its employer, the bus driver, should have reasonably anticipated unusual danger…
Rank this Week: 578

Colorado Estate Planning

Colorado Estate Planning

Covers Colorado Springs estate planning & administration plus business & tax planning. By Kevin Forbush.

http://www.forbushlegal.com/blogs.php
  • Jun 14

    VA Pension Fund Exploited

    VA Pension Fund Exploited
    GAO: Some veterans hide assets to get need-based pension — and some companies prey on vets. See t
  • Jun 13

    Estate Planning Tools for Fluctuating Retirement Source

    Estate Planning Tools for Fluctuating Retirement Source
    Realistic inheritance conversations a “must” with grown children: Given today’s fluctuating r
  • Oct 31

    Long Term Care Claim

    Long Term Care Claim
    Approximately eight million Americans own long-term care (nursing home) insurance, purchased to hel
Rank this Week: 568

Estate Planning Attorney Blog

Estate Planning Attorney Blog

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

http://www.estateplanningattorney-blog.com/
  • Jan 28

    Where should I incorporate? (Part 1)

    Where should I incorporate? (Part 1)
    Where should I incorporate? This is a question that I am often asked, and although we can explore the legal issues as to where you should incorporate, there are non-legal issues to consider as well.  People often hear advertising…
  • Jan 22

    Do I need to update my estate plan if I am moving?

    Do I need to update my estate plan if I am moving?
    There are many things that can cause someone to move, and depending to the reasons, the method, or other decisions, it may be appropriate to update a trust or a will.  Some of the reasons for moving, may be a reason to review, for…
  • Jan 14

    How much does it cost for Probate?

    How much does it cost for Probate?
    Probate Expenses Proper estate planning can help save time, save money, and protect the privacy of an estate.  Probate expenses can have a wide variance depending on where you live and how much you have in assets.  Some states, like…
Rank this Week: 650

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/
  • Jan 26

    What Is an Elder Care Attorney in Campbell California

    What Is an Elder Care Attorney in Campbell California
    What Is an Elder Care Attorney in Campbell California from Roy W. Litherland An elder care attorney can help you create a long-term financial framework that leads to a comfortable retirement. Learn more about elder care attorney in Campbell…
  • Jan 25

    Free Report: Is Probate Always Required in California?

    Free Report: Is Probate Always Required in California?
    If you are in direct personal possession of property at the time of your passing, even if you have a last will, the property would become probate property initially. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Insurance Policy Records Property…
  • Jan 22

    Free Report: What is a Special Needs Trust in California?

    Free Report: What is a Special Needs Trust in California?
    Now that we have provided the necessary background information, we can look at the value of special needs trusts. These trusts are alternately called supplemental needs trusts. Topics covered in this report include: People With Disabilities…
Rank this Week: 634

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/
  • Jan 19

    Tax Deductions for Legal Fees in a Divorce

    Tax Deductions for Legal Fees in a Divorce
    In general, the Internal Revenue Code allows for a deduction of reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the production of taxable income.  This may entitle you to a deduction of some of the legal fees paid in pursuit of…
  • Dec 29

    Non-Competes and Office Romance

    Non-Competes and Office Romance
    Over the holiday, the Court of Appeals issued a couple of employment-related decisions regarding situations that often come up. Non-Compete Agreements/Competition with Former Employer In Curry’s Transportation Services, Inc. v. Dotson…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 653

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/
  • Jan 15

    Understanding a Successor Trustee's Potential Liability

    Understanding a Successor Trustee's Potential Liability
    A person who makes a living trust usually names himself or herself as the initial trustee. The trust instrument should also name successor trustees to act in the event the trust's maker dies or becomes incapable of managing their own affairs.…
  • Jan 14

    Dealing With People to Whom You Owe Money – After You Die

    Dealing With People to Whom You Owe Money – After You Die
    The administration of an estate includes not just distributing a person's property, but collecting any debts owed to the deceased. This is why it is important to make a will naming an executor who can act in your name after you are gone. The…
  • Dec 14

    Dealing With Real Property During Probate

    Dealing With Real Property During Probate
    It is common practice in estate planning for an individual to make specific gifts of property. Perhaps you wish to leave your house to your children or a particular family heirloom to a sibling. But what happens if the property described in…
Rank this Week: 676

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: 759

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: 751

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: 763

Law Offices of Richard B.…

Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.rbsllc.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Portland Estate Planning (IRA and Beneficiary Basics)

    Portland Estate Planning (IRA and Beneficiary Basics)
    We know there are a lot of potentially-confusing factors to consider when planning for retirement in Portland (estate planning, IRA and Roth IRA plans, 401(k)s and Roth 401(k)s, and so on). With all of these moving parts, it can be easy to…
  • Jan 28

    Can I Include My Family Pet in My Estate Plan?

    Can I Include My Family Pet in My Estate Plan?
    In the United States it is the exception, not the norm, to find a household that does not have at least one pet. Almost 40 percent of all households have at least one dog while one in three owns at least one cat. If you own a pet you likely…
  • Jan 27

    How to Find an Elder Law Attorney

    How to Find an Elder Law Attorney
    Whether for yourself or for an elderly loved one, the odds are good that you will need the advice and/or services of an elder law attorney at some point in your life. Because elder law is a specialized area of the law you may never have had…
Rank this Week: 1109

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    DUI 2nd in Virginia – Challenge the Prior – Fight Indiana

    DUI 2nd in Virginia – Challenge the Prior – Fight Indiana
    Whenever I have a DUI / DWI 2nd offense in Virginia, I request certified copies of the prior conviction. You never know what issues you will find that could carry the day in court. Required disclaimer: PAST CASES DO NOT PREDICT FUTURE…
  • Jan 21

    What is the Difference Between a Class 1, 2, 3, and 4 Misdemeanor?

    What is the Difference Between a Class 1, 2, 3, and 4 Misdemeanor?
    Misdemeanors in Virginia can carry a wide variety of possible punishments. To determine what exactly your punishment could be, you need to know what class your offense falls under. There are four different classes of misdemeanors: Class 1,…
  • Jan 20

    Where on my Ticket Does it Tell me if I’m Charged With a Misdemeanor or Felony?

    Where on my Ticket Does it Tell me if I’m Charged With a Misdemeanor or Felony?
    If you’re unsure what type of charge you are facing in Virginia, you can find out in several ways. 1. Check your paperwork. If you were arrested or even just given a “Virginia Uniform Summons,” you should have a copy of…
Rank this Week: 1053

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Selling Your Business? Avoid State & Federal Taxe

    Selling Your Business? Avoid State & Federal Taxe
    This post was taken from our December 2014 newsletter. Click here to subscribe to our monthly newsletter. Are you planning on selling your business in several years?  Wouldn't it be nice to not pay the state and federal taxes on the…
  • Jan 27

    Transitioning from LLCs to Limited Partnership

    Transitioning from LLCs to Limited Partnership
    The following post was taken from our January newsletter. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter. We have previously written to you about the problem that limited liability companies have with creditor protection after the January 1, 2014,…
  • Jan 22

    How to Make Your Irrevocable Trust Flexible

    How to Make Your Irrevocable Trust Flexible
    The following post was taken from our January newsletter. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter. Irrevocable trusts are sometimes intimidating.  Why would I want to set up a trust that I can't revoke?  Even though you cannot…
Rank this Week: 1134

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Covers New York elder law, estate law, and real estate legal issues. By Robert Friedman.

http://www.wny-lawyers.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1075

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/
  • Jan 28

    Qualified Funeral Trusts: Illinois and Schedule M

    Qualified Funeral Trusts: Illinois and Schedule M
    The Illinois Department Revenue made a revision to Schedule M of the 2014 IL-1041 form that may go unnoticed by many trust tax preparers.  The change is meant to clarify that preneed accounts established pursuant to the Illinois…
  • Jan 11

    Questions for the Jury: the mirror trust account

    Questions for the Jury: the mirror trust account
    A recent order issued by the Federal Court trying the NPS civil suit referenced a mirror trust employed by the defendant bank (12-31-14 Order – Comerica MSJ ).  To facilitate the trading of investment securities, a brokerage…
  • Jan 6

    Question for The Jury: Exculpatory Clauses and Preneed Investment Supervision

    Question for The Jury: Exculpatory Clauses and Preneed Investment Supervision
    It is common for master preneed trusts to have investments directed by an independent fund manager.  The pooling of smaller trusts allows funeral directors to achieve the critical mass needed to engage professional asset…
Rank this Week: 1069

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Jan 27

    How do you Hire a California Lawyer?

    How do you Hire a California Lawyer?
    What should you consider when hiring a lawyer?  Hiring a lawyer can be a scary experience, and how can you trust someone you hardly even know with one of the most important matters you may deal with in your lifetime?  In this video,…
  • Jan 15

    How a $2 Billion Deal Turned on a Little Known California Trust Provision.

    How a $2 Billion Deal Turned on a Little Known California Trust Provision.
      Ever wonder how Donald Sterling’s wife was able to sell the L.A. Clippers without her husband’s consent?  It all comes down to a little known Trust provision that allows the removal of a California Co-Trustee……
  • Jan 6

    Let’s Make a Deal: How California Trust and Will Mediations Work

    Let’s Make a Deal: How California Trust and Will Mediations Work
      If you have never mediated a legal case before, you may be in for a surprise in attending your mediation.  In this video, Stewart Albertson describes some basics of Trust and Will mediation… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 1060

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    Litigation involing a Decedent

    Litigation involing a Decedent
    When a person passes away, the law does not automatically grant them immunity from civil litigation. A cause of action survives the decedent's death. For example, assume the decedent prematurely broke a fixed-term lease because he wanted…
  • Jan 16

    Ambiguous Terms in a Trust - Extrinsic Evidence

    Ambiguous Terms in a Trust - Extrinsic Evidence
    Occasionally a person will write a trust with an ambiguous distribution clause. That is, the clause is open to reasonable multiple interpretations. The determination of the rightful beneficiary is obviously paramount because no distribution…
  • Jan 7

    The Other Prop 8

    The Other Prop 8
    Many people are familiar with Prop 8, the gay marriage ban passed in 2008 by California voters which was ultimately ruled unconstitutional. However, unknown to many, there is another Prop 8 which was also passed by voters, albeit in November…
Rank this Week: 886

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Jan 14

    Petitioner Moves to Amend Final Accounting

    Petitioner Moves to Amend Final Accounting
    Probate Lawyers said that in this contested accounting proceeding, the petitioner moves for an order permitting him to amend the final accounting to include trustee's commissions to which he alleges he is entitled. Respondent opposes the…
  • Jan 13

    Court Reviews Previous Account with Regard to Double Commission

    Court Reviews Previous Account with Regard to Double Commission
    A Probate Lawyer said the deceased died May 24, 1905, leaving a last will and testament which was duly admitted to probate in June, 1905. The testator left a widow and one child. The provisions of the will called the attention of the Court by…
  • Jan 12

    Court Appoints Temporary Administrator in Probate Proceeding

    Court Appoints Temporary Administrator in Probate Proceeding
    A Probate Lawyer said the plaintiffs motion pursuant to CPLR § 1015 seeking to substitute the law firm of K&K as temporary Administrator for the Estate of Mrs. C is denied. Instead the Public Administrator of Richmond County is…
Rank this Week: 912

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate…

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate Blog

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

http://www.clarkskatoff.com/news-resources/blog/
  • Jan 13

    How to File a Lawsuit Against an Estate

    How to File a Lawsuit Against an Estate
    Clients often ask how to file a lawsuit against an estate.  The answer depends on what type of lawsuit is being contemplated to be filed.  The following answers pertain to Florida probate estates, but the answers can be similar in…
  • Jan 12

    Best Guardianship Lawyer in Florida

    Best Guardianship Lawyer in Florida
    We are often asked who the best guardianship lawyer in Florida is.  There are many factors that should go into choosing a guardianship lawyer, and we present the following for your consideration.
  • Jan 7

    Membership Interest in LLC Passes Outside of Probate Estate

    Membership Interest in LLC Passes Outside of Probate Estate
    Beneficiary designations and pay on death designations are often used as convenient mechanisms to avoid probate or trust administration.  Most banks and financial institutions allow their customers to name beneficiaries on their accounts…
Rank this Week: 795

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
  • Jan 5

    Selling a Business: Stock Sale v. Asset Sale

    Selling a Business: Stock Sale v. Asset Sale
    When a business is sold, the actual sale often occurs via one of two forms, either as a stock sale or as an asset sale. In general, sellers often prefer stock sales while buyers often prefer asset sales. Although the considerations associated…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 926

Cooper Elder Law

Cooper Elder Law

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

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

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

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

    Will you get an IRA penalty this year?

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

    Veterans Day 2014

    Veterans Day 2014
    By Jessica LoPiccolo Veterans Day is a day of celebration to honor America’s Veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. The holiday is observed on November 11th every…
Rank this Week: 1014

Long Island Special Needs Law Blog

Long Island Special Needs Law Blog

Covers estate planning and special needs trusts. By Ellen A. Victor.

http://longislandspecialneedslawyer.com
  • Jun 12

    Feeling Guilty Over Causing My Child’s Disability

    Feeling Guilty Over Causing My Child’s Disability
    Recently, I was reading this review of Toni Braxton’s new memoir, and the reviewer appeared shocked that Ms. Braxton attributed her son’s autism to God’s payback for a prior abortion. I don’t want to get into a…
  • Mar 5

    Now Playing: Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution

    Now Playing: Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution
    Description: A powerful and very personal documentary about the history and legacy of the Kings Park State Mental Hospital by Filmmaker and former patient Lucy Winer will be playing in Huntington at the Cinema Arts Theater, March 23rd, 2014…
  • Feb 6

    There is a Special Place in Hell

    There is a Special Place in Hell
    Four employees of a Long Island group home have been fired and charged with endangerment for pitting two disabled individuals against each other, according to Newsday and News 12 Long Island. Cellphone video of the fight shows the four…
Rank this Week: 960

WisconsinTrustsandWills.com

WisconsinTrustsandWills.com

Covers elder law and estate planning. By Swendson/Fey Law Ltd.

http://wisconsintrustsandwills.com/family/
  • Dec 13

    Charitable Remainder Trust Planning Opportunity to Deal with the Medicare Surtax

    Charitable Remainder Trust Planning Opportunity to Deal with the Medicare Surtax
    On December 2nd, 2013, the Treasury issued final regulations addressing IRC § 1411, the 3.8% Medicare Surtax. § 1.1411-3 of the regulations addresses estates and trusts, including Charitable Remainder Trusts, CRTs.  The final…
  • Aug 8

    Incorporating Faith and Values in Estate Planning

    Incorporating Faith and Values in Estate Planning
    For many, passing along religious beliefs and values to the next generation is just as important as passing along financial wealth and tangible assets. Estate planning creates many opportunities to do this, including: * End-of-Life Care. A…
  • Jul 30

    8 Things to Do Before You Travel

    8 Things to Do Before You Travel
    Before any trip, most of us create a “to-do list” of things we have put off and want to take care of before we leave. Here is a checklist of estate planning things to do before you take your next trip. Taking care of these will…
Rank this Week: 988

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Discusses the complications, pitfalls, and the overall state of affairs of trusts and estates in Canada. By Megan F. Connolly.

http://www.torontoestatemonitor.com/
  • Mar 7

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse
    The recent decision of the Superior Court of Justice in the Murphy Estate considers what happens when parties to a proceeding settle a matter on the basis of faulty facts and one of the parties suffers from “buyer’s remorse”. 
  • Mar 5

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt
    One of an estate trustee’s duties is to pay the debts that a deceased individual owed when he or she died.  As I have previously discussed, the estate trustee is generally not personally liable for the deceased’s debts – they are paid…
  • Feb 29

    Expecting An Inheritance? You Might Not Be Getting One

    Expecting An Inheritance? You Might Not Be Getting One
    Investor’s Group, a financial services company in Canada, recently released the results of a survey regarding people’s expectations when it comes to receiving an inheritance or leaving one to others. 
Rank this Week: 980

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: 900

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Jan 30

    New Year, Fresh Perspective.

    New Year, Fresh Perspective.
    It seems like just yesterday we were worried about Y2K and fearing the crash of our computers and technology infrastructure. Fortunately, we needlessly worried about something that never came to pass. A few years ago a friend and I shared a…
  • Jan 28

    Could Capital Gains Taxation Change?

    Could Capital Gains Taxation Change?
    President Obama recently gave his State of the Union address. In the address, he mentions at least two tax proposals which would substantially impact our clients and both involve the taxation of capital gains. Proposals First, the President…
  • Jan 26

    What Attorneys Can Learn From My Dentist

    What Attorneys Can Learn From My Dentist
    Has this ever happened to you? Picture it. You’re standing in line at Starbucks, talking with a colleague or friend, and someone you barely know rushes up to you, practically bursting at the seams to tell you something horrible that had…
Rank this Week: 1262

Nevada Trust Reporter

Nevada Trust Reporter

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

http://blog.trustprovident.com/
  • Jan 29

    Investors See Benefit in Using IRAs for Real Estate

    Investors See Benefit in Using IRAs for Real Estate
    Source: Joel Cone, U.S. News & World Report Some investors prefer real estate because they say it feels more tangible than stocks. After the nation’s financial crisis, Leslye Schiff decided she had had enough of the highs and lows…
  • Jan 28

    Don’t forget! Make Your IRA Contribution before April 15.

    Don’t forget! Make Your IRA Contribution before April 15.
    Don’t forget—the Traditional and Roth IRA contribution deadline for 2014 is April 15, 2015. There are three ways in which you can make a contribution if you have a qualified account with Provident Trust Group. By ACH Complete…
  • Jan 27

    Provident in the News!

    Provident in the News!
    January 18—Vegas Inc. January 23—Inc. magazine January 26—The Cerrone Show podcast  
Rank this Week: 1932

California Estate Lawyer Blog

California Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as accounting, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, elder abuse, intestacy, trust litigation, and undue influence. By Theodore M. Hankin.

http://www.californiaestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    Some Probate and Trust Litigation War Stories in California

    Some Probate and Trust Litigation War Stories in California
    I have represented three sisters against their brother over their mother’s will. I’ve represented a child who was adopted and thought she had a great relationship with her presumed half-sister and then found out the sister…
  • Jan 25

    Why is There a Bypass Trust in Most Estate Plans? To Save Federal Estate Taxes on the Second Death.

    Why is There a Bypass Trust in Most Estate Plans? To Save Federal Estate Taxes on the Second Death.
    1. Each US citizen has a lifetime exclusion amount from estate taxes of $5,340,000 (this amount adjusts for inflation each year). 2. There is an unlimited marital deduction for gifts from a deceased spouse to a surviving spouse who is a…
  • Dec 1

    When Litigating a Will or Trust Contest in California, What Evidence do I look for?

    When Litigating a Will or Trust Contest in California, What Evidence do I look for?
    A typical case will involve a family member contacting me to complain about the dispositions in a will or trust of a deceased relative, with allegations that another family member or a caregiver "got" to the deceased relative to unduly…
Rank this Week: 1470

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Jan 29

    What “Downton Abbey” Teaches Us About Financial Planning

    What “Downton Abbey” Teaches Us About Financial Planning
    “Downton Abbey” is a show all about money — those who have it, those who don’t, and the tensions and expectations it can bring. View image | gettyimages.com It stands to reason, then, that we might glean a lesson or…
  • Jan 22

    Tom Clancy’s Estate Plans: Not as Tight as His Novel

    Tom Clancy’s Estate Plans: Not as Tight as His Novel
    In recent months, we’ve had occasion to tell you about a few late celebrities’ apparently airtight estate plans, Robin Williams and Joan Rivers among them. View image | gettyimages.com Celebrities don’t always leave their…
  • Jan 15

    Failing at Retirement

    Failing at Retirement
    Retiring isn’t easy, at least not for everybody. A few weeks ago, The New York Times looked at restlessness among senior citizens who are the right age for retirement but not of the right spirit. A series of seniors confessed to the…
Rank this Week: 1685

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Use Caution with Phased Retirement

    Use Caution with Phased Retirement
    Tim Feldman, a federal employee in Cincinnati who’s considering phased retirement, recently spoke out about the benefits of a slower retirement transition and how it will benefit him and his family. But is this right for you? Two years…
  • Jan 27

    Divorce and Estate Planning

    Divorce and Estate Planning
    The past few years have seen a trend in the percentage of divorces among baby boomers. The reasons are many, but there’s no denying the unique problems that are presented in divorces among older couples. It also means different dynamics…
  • Jan 25

    Free Report: Federal Estate Tax – How Much Passes Tax Free in Ohio?

    Free Report: Federal Estate Tax – How Much Passes Tax Free in Ohio?
    In the State of Ohio, we no longer have a state level estate tax, though there are States that still do have death taxes on the state level. You can transfer as much as $5.25 million to people other than your spouse free of transfer taxes.…
Rank this Week: 1368

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch…

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplan.com/blog
  • Jan 29

    Beneficiaries: How to Deal With a Rogue Executor or Trustee

    Beneficiaries: How to Deal With a Rogue Executor or Trustee
    Last April I blogged about The 3 Habits of Highly Effective Trustees and Executors. As a reminder, they are: (1) Read (re-read) the trust and/or will (and follow the terms); (2) Communicate with beneficiaries — early, often and well;…
  • Jan 21

    2015 Estate Tax Summary

    2015 Estate Tax Summary
    Previously I wrote summaries of estate and gift taxes for 2013 and 2014. As with last year, the changes this year are primarily inflation adjustments. The unified federal estate, gift and GST tax exemption rose from $5.34 million in 2014 to…
  • Jan 13

    Article by Jeffrey R. Gottlieb Published in Illinois Bar Journal

    Article by Jeffrey R. Gottlieb Published in Illinois Bar Journal
    The January 2015 edition of the Illinois Bar Journal features a lead article written and published by yours truly, entitled “A New Weapon Against Elder Abuse: Presumptively Void Transfers to Caregivers.” CLICK HERE FOR A PDF OF…
Rank this Week: 1764

Law Office of Barton P. Levine

Law Office of Barton P. Levine

Covers New York estate planning, probate and wills.

http://www.new-york-estate-planning.com/blog/
  • Jan 28

    A Look at New York’s Telemedicine Law

    A Look at New York’s Telemedicine Law
    It’s official. As of January 1, a new law in New York went into effect. It addresses the growing popularity of telemedicine. It also cements the 22nd state to have enacted a telemedicine statute. But how well will it fare and is it…
  • Jan 26

    Another Celebrity Death Highlights Importance of Estate Planning

    Another Celebrity Death Highlights Importance of Estate Planning
    As the world stared at their televisions in disbelief nearly three years ago, watching in horror as live feeds showed the Beverly Hills hotel vividly lighting up with blue and red lights, another celebrity death served as just one more…
  • Jan 23

    5 Ways Estate Planning Serves You Now

    5 Ways Estate Planning Serves You Now
    Think about it – estate planning is what we do to plan for our loved ones after we die, right? That’s true, but it also has many benefits that serve you while you’re living. It’s about far more than writing a will and…
Rank this Week: 1364

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Covers New York estate planning, probate, elder law and health care issues. By Dutcher & Zatkowsky.

http://www.dutcher-zatkowsky.com
  • Jan 28

    Downton Abbey’s Financial Lesson

    Downton Abbey’s Financial Lesson
    The British television series Downton Abbey might not seem the likely place to get financial advice, but there are some lessons to be learned from the program. View image | gettyimages.com An article on CNN says there are five financial…
  • Jan 21

    Can You Deduct Estate Planning Fees?

    Can You Deduct Estate Planning Fees?
    Is it allowable to deduct the fees you pay for estate planning work? A column in the Albuquerque Journal says that it may be possible. A reader wrote in to the writer of the column saying that he and his wife had paid $3,095 to update to…
  • Jan 14

    Some Can’t Stay Retired

    Some Can’t Stay Retired
    Many people can’t wait for the day they can retire. Others, though, have no plans to quit working. Or they do retire, then decide they can’t handle it. View image | gettyimages.com A story in the New York Times recounts the…
Rank this Week: 1355

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Happiness After Divorce

    Happiness After Divorce
    I read a lot of articles online about divorce, and all aspects of it.  Not many of them contain content that is worth sharing. However, I found a recent post on Philly.com that I find insightful and provides a healthy perspective about…
  • Jan 16

    Cost of Gas Down, Reimbursement Rate Up

    Cost of Gas Down, Reimbursement Rate Up
    If you have filled up your gas tank recently, turned on the news, listened to the radio, or read a newspaper you’ve probably noticed gas prices are steadily dropping and in a big way.  This time last year the national average price…
  • Dec 22

    What Is a Privacy Policy and What Does It Do?

    What Is a Privacy Policy and What Does It Do?
    Titles can be misleading.  There are many lists and articles online pointing out how audiences can be misled  by movie titles, book titles, headlines and even short titles for legislation.  Which brings me to privacy…
Rank this Week: 1205

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Jan 27

    Marrying with Assets: Keeping Your Estate Plan Intact [Part I]

    Marrying with Assets: Keeping Your Estate Plan Intact [Part I]
    This newsletter begins a series discussing the impact of marriage on the legal rights of spouses to share in each other’s assets.  We begin by talking about the “elective share” and the “pretermitted…
  • Jan 9

    TRUST PROTECTORS: A COURT-APPROVED TOOL FOR AVOIDING COURT

    TRUST PROTECTORS: A COURT-APPROVED TOOL FOR AVOIDING COURT
    One of the advantages of a comprehensive estate plan is that it can allow you to keep your affairs private and within your control, even after disability or death. Clients often come to us for living trusts due to their desire to keep their…
  • Dec 23

    HOLIDAY WISHES

    HOLIDAY WISHES
    Happy holidays from the Cramer Law Center team! We are so thankful for all of you: our clients, planning partners, and friends. Without you, our small business could not keep going and growing each year. Our wish for you this holiday season…
Rank this Week: 1385

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Jan 27

    Disclosures to Home Buyers: Florida Statute 475.278 and the Real Estate Agent Relationship

    Disclosures to Home Buyers: Florida Statute 475.278 and the Real Estate Agent Relationship
    For Florida real estate lawyers, it’s shocking to contemplate all of the many ways that Florida real estate agents and Florida real estate brokers have found to be underhanded in their dealings with buyers and sellers, all in the name…
  • Jan 20

    What Disclosures Are Required in Florida Residential Real Estate Transactions?

    What Disclosures Are Required in Florida Residential Real Estate Transactions?
    It is not “buyer beware” in Florida for anyone looking to buy residential real estate. Florida home buyers are protected by specific laws passed by the Florida Legislature that force developers, realtors, real estate agents, and…
  • Jan 20

    What Disclosures Are Required in Florida Residential Real Estate Transactions?

    What Disclosures Are Required in Florida Residential Real Estate Transactions?
    It is not “buyer beware” in Florida for anyone looking to buy residential real estate. Florida home buyers are protected by specific laws passed by the Florida Legislature that force developers, realtors, real estate agents, and…
Rank this Week: 1491

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: 1345