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New Jersey Estate Planning Center…

New Jersey Estate Planning Center Blog

Covers New Jersey estate planning. By Media Law Group.

http://www.jerseyestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Jul 7

    Are Outright Gifts and Distributions a Good Idea?

    Are Outright Gifts and Distributions a Good Idea?
    Outright gifts and distributions may seem tempting because it could be a true surprise to give to one of your loved ones if you plan to pass these assets along. However, you might want to think about planning ahead to pass on these…
  • Jun 30

    What to Do When You and Your Spouse Do Not Agree About How to Leave Behind Assets for Your Children

    What to Do When You and Your Spouse Do Not Agree About How to Leave Behind Assets for Your Children
    Most spouses can come together on the basic tenants of putting together an estate plan, but things can become tricky if one parent is more trusting of a child’s ability to control money than his or her spouse is. There are many…
  • Jun 23

    What Role Does Insurance Play in My Estate Planning?

    What Role Does Insurance Play in My Estate Planning?
    In a story recently covered by a New Jersey 101.5, many couples are thinking about the benefits of having a life insurance plan in place. It makes a great of sense to have a life insurance plan and goal in order to protect your…
Rank this Week: 998

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: 1076

Minko Law Office Blog

Minko Law Office Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.minkolaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 30

    Your Estate Plan and Digital Assets in the New Year

    Your Estate Plan and Digital Assets in the New Year
    If during the holiday season you received a new cell phone, tablet computer, laptop, or any other digital device, you may want to take some time to review your digital asset estate planning efforts. As technology continues to be more easily…
  • Dec 28

    Be Cautious About DIY Estate Planning

    Be Cautious About DIY Estate Planning
    As we approach the New Year, some people who have yet to begin the estate planning process might consider turning to DIY estate planning tools to create. While there is nothing wrong with wanting to create a DIY estate plan, you save money,…
  • Dec 25

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – What is a Trustee?

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – What is a Trustee?
    In our last blog post in our ongoing series on the essential estate planning knowledge, we looked at trusts, but didn’t ask a lot of questions about trustees. This week we’re going to focus on trustees to better understand who…
Rank this Week: 990

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 15

    3 Yearly Questions to Ask Yourself When You Already Have an Estate Plan

    3 Yearly Questions to Ask Yourself When You Already Have an Estate Plan
    If you have been reading our blog for any length of time you probably know that taking the time to update your estate plan on a yearly basis is important. As our lives change, our estate plans need to reflect these changes. To help guide…
  • Dec 10

    Understanding Estate Planning – Divorce And Estate Plan

    Understanding Estate Planning – Divorce And Estate Plan
    When someone divorces in Kansas, Missouri or Oklahoma, understanding how the divorce will affect an estate plan is essential. Divorce is a stressful, emotional, and difficult time for anyone.  Taking the time to address estate…
  • Dec 9

    Winners of Our Client Appreciation Event Prize Give-Away Revealed!

    Winners of Our Client Appreciation Event Prize Give-Away Revealed!
    On Friday, December 4, 2015, we hosted our Client Appreciation Event where we celebrated Parman & Easterday’s Thirty Year Anniversary of protecting families.  All attendees were able to submit for the prize give-away, and we…
Rank this Week: 1241

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

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

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

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

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

    Capacity Issues in Estate Planning

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

    Plan Before You Think You Need To

    Plan Before You Think You Need To
    By Michael B. Berzowski.  On August 24,2014 while doing some yard work, I lost my footing , fell and managed to break both bones in my lower right leg along with some cartilage and tendon damage plus some bone chips in the heel area. As…
Rank this Week: 1081

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: 1103

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/
  • Jul 22

    Missouri Preneed Records: Trustee’s Deposit Record

    Missouri Preneed Records: Trustee’s Deposit Record
    In our prior post (Missouri Seller Exams: Timely Deposits), we discussed the receipt and deposit records that funeral homes may be required to maintain.  However, to demonstrate that they are complying with the preneed law’s…
  • Jul 17

    Missouri Seller Exams: Timely Deposit

    Missouri Seller Exams: Timely Deposit
    Missouri’s preneed funeral law imposes time requirements on funeral homes that accept consumer funds.  For funeral homes using depository accounts to fund preneed contracts, the funeral home must deposit consumer funds with the…
  • Jul 11

    Missouri Seller Records: KISS

    Missouri Seller Records: KISS
    When the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors met June 30th to discuss a proposed rule defining new record keeping requirements for preneed sellers, one Board member spoke a sentiment that many funeral directors share: keep…
Rank this Week: 1496

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
  • Jul 22

    Have You Signed Your Will?

    Have You Signed Your Will?
    Humans are optimistic. We don’t dwell on the fact that death is inevitable, and that bleeds into our personal outlook for the future. It’s why we plan for vacations, drive in cars, fly in planes, and end visits with friends saying…
  • Jul 15

    What is a Testamentary Trust?

    What is a Testamentary Trust?
    A testamentary trust is a trust created in your Will that lies dormant until the death of the testator (the person creating the Will) springs it to life. Unlike a trust created and funded during one’s lifetime, such as a revocable…
  • Jun 17

    Before You Pack

    Before You Pack
    My family is going on vacation the end of June. It’s a trip we’ve been planning for more than six months, and we’re looking forward to all the adventures that lie ahead. But something has been weighing on me. It’s been…
Rank this Week: 1400

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Jul 22

    What’s Your Commute?

    What’s Your Commute?
    How do you change a negative into a positive? Do you feel stuck doing something you feel that you cannot change? I did, but I found a way to turn it into one of my favorite parts of my day. Let me explain. I love where I live. The community…
  • Jul 20

    “If I Die”

    “If I Die”
    Clients often think in terms of “if I die, I want x, y, and z to happen.” Unfortunately, the human condition is still terminal…at least for now. There have been numerous attempts in history to end mortality. Often, it was…
  • Jul 18

    How Grief and Mourning Reactions Can Vary

    How Grief and Mourning Reactions Can Vary
    Killing and grief are all over the news and social media this summer. From the shootings in Orlando to Dallas police officers gunned down while protecting protesters, and all the other killings we’ve seen, our grief reactions have a…
Rank this Week: 1573

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/
  • Jul 20

    What Happens to a Living Trust when a Spouse Passes Away?

    What Happens to a Living Trust when a Spouse Passes Away?
    In this blog article, we will address the issue of living trusts as they apply to married couples and what happens to the trust upon the passing of the first spouse. First, we will review the value of living trusts in general. Many…
  • Jun 24

    Should I Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance?

    Should I Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance?
    70 percent of seniors will eventually need living assistance and you should be aware of the potential long-term care costs that you could face as a senior. The post Should I Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance? appeared first on Law Office of…
  • Jun 15

    Protecting Your Family in a Digital World

    Protecting Your Family in a Digital World
    What follows are some of the tips and strategies provided by the speaker, Jeff Lanza, a Retired FBI Agent, on how to better protect yourself and your family in a digital world. The post Protecting Your Family in a Digital World appeared first…
Rank this Week: 1705

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/
  • Jul 19

    How to Subpoena An Out of State Witness In New York For Florida Litigation?

    How to Subpoena An Out of State Witness In New York For Florida Litigation?
    Very often, especially in a probate, trust, or guardianship matter, a crucial witness will be out of state.  Routinely in Florida, for example, we find it necessary to take testimony of witnesses located in New York.  Under New York…
  • Jul 18

    Florida Probate Creditor Claim Not E-Filed Rejected as Untimely

    Florida Probate Creditor Claim Not E-Filed Rejected as Untimely
    Creditor claims in Florida probate actions are often the topic of litigation, particularly when it comes to the timely filing of a statement of claim by a creditor.  In United Bank v. Estate of Edward Frazee, the Florida court of appeal…
  • Jul 11

    Attorney Brian Spiro Wins Guardianship Trial

    Attorney Brian Spiro Wins Guardianship Trial
    Attorney Brian Spiro prevailed in a highly contentious guardianship trial in Florida.   The case was tried in the Probate/Guardianship/Mental Health Division of the Sarasota County Circuit Court.
Rank this Week: 1626

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

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

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Jul 19

    Considering an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust?

    Considering an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust?
    People often think of life insurance as “tax-free,” but that’s not entirely true.  Life insurance proceeds generally are income-tax-free to your beneficiaries, but if you own the policy at your death, the proceeds may…
  • Jul 19

    Considering an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust?

    Considering an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust?
    People often think of life insurance as “tax-free,” but that’s not entirely true.  Life insurance proceeds generally are income-tax-free to your beneficiaries, but if you own the policy at your death, the proceeds may…
  • Jul 1

    Jason Wansor Joins Rogers Sheffield & Campbell

    Jason Wansor Joins Rogers Sheffield & Campbell
    Jason W. Wansor Joins the Law Firm of Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP is pleased to announce that Jason Wansor has joined the firm, effective July 1, 2016. Mr. Wansor is an accomplished civil…
Rank this Week: 1482

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/
  • Jul 15

    Gun Trusts post 41F ATF instructions and CLEO instruction

    Gun Trusts post 41F ATF instructions and CLEO instruction
    We have updated the forms on the website and instructions for completing a Form 1  see https://www.GunTrustLawyer.com/form1 Form 4  see https://www.GunTrustLawyer.com/form4 Continue reading
  • Jul 12

    eForms Down on eve of 41F

    eForms Down on eve of 41F
    Looks like eForms is down so no new submissions electronically before the implementation of 41F.
  • Jul 8

    ATF FAQ on 41F

    ATF FAQ on 41F
    How Does Final Rule 41F Change Current NFA Regulations? The final rule affects the NFA regulations by: • defining the term “responsible person,” as used in reference to a trust, partnership, association, company, or…
Rank this Week: 1612

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 8

    What You Need to Know About the Basics of the Estate Planning Proce

    What You Need to Know About the Basics of the Estate Planning Proce
    If you assume that you don’t have any assets, you could be making the mistake of skipping out on an estate plan entirely. An estate plan is one of the most important collections of documents that you will have and there are many reasons…
  • Jun 29

    Key Steps for Preventing Elder Abuse

    Key Steps for Preventing Elder Abuse
    Unfortunately, elder abuse is a pervasive problem not just in Massachusetts but all over the country. Often the elderly, and especially those who are afflicted with severe conditions are unable to protect themselves or even speak up for…
  • Jun 22

    Reasons to Revoke a Will

    Reasons to Revoke a Will
    As you likely know, it’s important to have a valid will in the event that something happens to you. This allows your loved ones to receive assets that you choose when you pass away, and in conjunction with other estate planning…
Rank this Week: 1344

Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer…

Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer Blog

Covers asseet protection planning and issues. By Weisman, Young & Ruemenapp.

http://www.michiganassetprotectionlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Anonymity of Business Entities … Soon to Be a Thing of the Past?

    Anonymity of Business Entities … Soon to Be a Thing of the Past?
    We have become so used to it that we no longer give it any thought. There is no requirement under Michigan law (as well as most other states’ laws) to disclose the beneficial owners of limited liability companies and corporations.…
  • Jun 1

    New Twist on Charging Order

    New Twist on Charging Order
    It is not surprising that in the world of asset protection planning we have written extensively about charging orders. This is the collection remedy employed by creditors against debtors owning a membership interest in a limited liability…
  • May 17

    IRS Successfully Liens Beneficiary’s Interest in Support Trust

    IRS Successfully Liens Beneficiary’s Interest in Support Trust
    There is the understandable perception that by establishing a trust for your beneficiary which contains substantial restrictions on distributions and gives a trustee discretion to determine the timing and amount of distributions that…
Rank this Week: 1357

Potter Law Firm Blog

Potter Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.potterestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Jun 24

    Bad News for Social Security Recipient

    Bad News for Social Security Recipient
    Misconceptions abound when it comes to retirement programs for senior citizens. Before you look into the subject, you may believe that a comfortable retirement is waiting for you. Medicare will cover all health needs and income from…
  • Jun 22

    Legacy Planning: Things Money Can’t Buy

    Legacy Planning: Things Money Can’t Buy
    Legacy planning is a form of estate planning that can mean more than money on a number of different levels. Obviously, we all need financial resources, and you make sure that your loved ones receive their inheritances in the ideal manner when…
  • Jun 20

    Wills and Trusts: Understand the Difference

    Wills and Trusts: Understand the Difference
    There are people who make assumptions about estate planning documents. One of them is the notion that wills and trusts are pretty much the same thing. The idea is that a trust is just a fancy will that costs more money to create, but there is…
Rank this Week: 1483

Ask Liza: Nolo's Estate Planning…

Ask Liza: Nolo's Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning and wills. By Liza Weiman Hanks.

http://blog.nolo.com/estateplanning/
  • Jun 15

    Leaving Money to a Kid That Can’t Handle It

    Leaving Money to a Kid That Can’t Handle It
    Dear Liza: My wife and I are are planning to initiate an estate plan soon but we keep running into the issue of how to leave everything to our 28 year old son. He would be the only recipient as we have no other children, but he has no…
  • Jun 8

    What Should I Do About Assets Not Held in Trust?

    What Should I Do About Assets Not Held in Trust?
    Dear Liza: My husband and I married in our 60’s and managed our affairs as “yours, mine and ours”.  He held his assets in accounts named as his trust. All combined assets were joint accounts, joint tenancy , etc. My…
  • Jun 1

    Can I Administering a Trust Without a Lawyer?

    Can I Administering a Trust Without a Lawyer?
    Liza: I live in California and my dad passed away recently. I am the executor of his living trust.  His estate is around $500K.  Do I need an attorney to handle his trust?  Can I do it?  Or can a paralegal take…
Rank this Week: 1648

South Florida Estate Planning Law

South Florida Estate Planning Law

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

http://www.sofloridaestateplanning.com/
  • May 4

    Britney Spears’s Conservatorship (Guardianship) Is Still in Place

    Britney Spears’s Conservatorship (Guardianship) Is Still in Place
    It’s an awful thing when you are unable to manage your own affairs. Usually, it happens to the very elderly. Due to senile dementia, Alzheimers, or other diseases, they can not manage their own finances, or make informed decisions about…
  • Apr 26

    This is what it sounds like – when people die intestate

    This is what it sounds like – when people die intestate
    The biggest enemy of proper estate planning is procrastination. As the world knows, Prince died last week. Today we find out that he died intestate, which is a fancy word that lawyers use for dying without a will. When you die intestate, the…
  • Mar 11

    My monthly appearance on the “Ask the Experts” radio show, 3-10-2016

    My monthly appearance on the “Ask the Experts” radio show, 3-10-2016
    Going forward, I’ll be appearing monthly on the “Ask the Experts” radio show to discuss estate planning, probate, guardianships, elder law, and other related issues. Yesterday, I got there in the nick of time. If it…
Rank this Week: 1428

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature
    A new California Court of Appeal decision, Espejo v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, elaborates on how to prove that documents signed online, digitally, are authentic, and therefore have the same effect as a handwritten…
  • Mar 9

    New Harassment Policies Required in California

    New Harassment Policies Required in California
    Employers in California should immediately review their harassment policies to ensure compliance with California's new harassment prevention regulations. California law mandates that employers have an affirmative duty to prevent harassment…
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
Rank this Week: 1366

PVW Estate Planning, Business…

PVW Estate Planning, Business Succession Planning & Asset Protection Planning Blog

Covers current issues affecting and strategies regarding estate, business succession, and asset protection planning. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwestateplanning.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 20

    Proposed Basis Consistency Regulation

    Proposed Basis Consistency Regulation
    The Internal Revenue Service released proposed and temporary regulations to further consistency in the reporting of the tax basis of certain property received by a beneficiary of an estate or trust. These regulations provide guidance…
  • Apr 19

    New Nebraska Law for Accessing Digital Assets of Deceased

    New Nebraska Law for Accessing Digital Assets of Deceased
    On April 13, Nebraska passed legislation for handling digital assets for those that die or become unable to manage their own assets. LB 829 authorizes four types of individuals to manage the digital assets, similar to how they would manage…
  • Mar 25

    GUN TRUST DRAFTING CHECKLIST

    GUN TRUST DRAFTING CHECKLIST
    By Mary E. Vandenack With Due Credit to Nicholas Meier and Alex Rainville What Is a Gun Trust? Gun trusts are a legal means of owning firearms and can provide benefits over individual ownership. Gun trusts are for the purpose of receiving,…
Rank this Week: 1663

The Helpful Lawyer

The Helpful Lawyer

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse

    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse
    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse In this 2nd part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse the powers…
Rank this Week: 1459

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

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

    Empowering Consumers in End of Life Discussion

    Empowering Consumers in End of Life Discussion
    Few things are more awkward than conversations with family and loved ones about end of life considerations. Medicare, however, believes doctors who have these discussions with their patients should be reimbursed for their time. It makes…
  • Nov 24

    When a Child Remains Dependent on His Parent

    When a Child Remains Dependent on His Parent
    There are close to 59 million children who are disabled in the U.S. For parents, it presents a unique challenge in that it often equates to a lifelong situation where the child remains dependent on his parents. For these parents, it’s…
  • Nov 19

    Are Reverse Mortgages Safe?

    Are Reverse Mortgages Safe?
    Most of us have seen the commercials touting the many benefits of reverse mortgages. When they became more popular and well known, many believed they were the solution for senior citizens in need of a cash infusion. Now, though, there are new…
Rank this Week: 1568

Law Office of Barton P. Levine

Law Office of Barton P. Levine

Covers New York estate planning, probate and wills.

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

    Medicaid and Financial Planning

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

    Affordable Senior Housing?

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

    Your Mortgage Affects Estate Planning

    Your Mortgage Affects Estate Planning
    Remember your first home your purchased? The overwhelming excitement of opening the front door for the first time to a house that was really yours? Or maybe the skipped heartbeats when you signed the paperwork that promised you’d pay…
Rank this Week: 1562

Michigan Estate Planning

Michigan Estate Planning

Covers estate planning issues for consumers. Published by Andy Richards of Smith Bovill P.C.

http://michiganestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    Welcome Clarification on Family Transfers of Residential Real Property and “Uncapping”

    Welcome Clarification on Family Transfers of Residential Real Property and “Uncapping”
    The new law now provides that transfers of property into and out of a trust, and via an estate, to these family members, are exempt, in addition to direct transfers.Beginning December 31, there is yet another beneficial new exception to…
  • Mar 9

    Should You have a “Ladybird” Deed?

    Should You have a “Ladybird” Deed?
    Twenty-five years ago, I was covering for an astute, senior partner at my first law firm employment. I got a call from the title company questioning a deed he had drafted. His proposed form of conveyance purported to convey all but a "life…
  • Feb 25

    New Michigan Law Avoids “Uncapping” in Family Transfer

    New Michigan Law Avoids “Uncapping” in Family Transfer
    Two years ago in March, I reported here on the Klooster v City of Charlevoix case, which addressed the issue of "uncapping" in a real estate transaction between family members. 1994 amendments to the Michigan Real Property Tax, placed a…
Rank this Week: 1346

Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli…

Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli Blog

Covers New Jersey elder law and estate planning.

http://www.dvanarelli.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1478

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: 1413

Florida Probate Litigation…

Florida Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers contested wills, estate planning, and trusts. By Robert C. Adamski.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyers.com/
  • Mar 29

    Actor's death exemplifies the importance of guardianship

    Actor's death exemplifies the importance of guardianship
    Paul Walker's death was a shock to the actor's family, friends and his fans. Although unexpected, it appeared that the actor had thought about his own mortality, because he died with an estate plan in place. Walker left his...
  • Mar 27

    Undue influence can often lead to financial exploitation

    Undue influence can often lead to financial exploitation
    Financial exploitation is a serious problem for Florida's seniors, but many people are surprised to learn that it's not just strangers that swindle seniors out of their hard-earned money. A senior's friends or relatives may be the cause of...
  • Mar 21

    Florida suit seeks to protect surviving spouse in gay marriage

    Florida suit seeks to protect surviving spouse in gay marriage
    Eight couples in Florida recently filed a lawsuit against the state, claiming that Florida's ban on gay marriage violates their rights under the U.S. Constitution. The couples, each living in Florida, but married in another state that…
Rank this Week: 1353

Goldstein, Rosen & Rassos LLP Blog

Goldstein, Rosen & Rassos LLP Blog

Covers wills & estates, real estate and corporate law.

http://www.grrlaw.ca/law-blog.html
Rank this Week: 1685

Future of the Federal Estate Tax

Future of the Federal Estate Tax

Covers estate tax reform. By Hani Sarji.

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

    [EOC]Let Freedom Ring With Gift Of Firearm

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

    [EOC]Americans Are Generous, Despite Economy

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

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

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

Idaho Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, veterans benefits and special needs trusts. By Mark E. Wight.

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
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Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jul 22

    Trustee Acting Squirrely?

    Trustee Acting Squirrely?
    When a Trustee Goes Bad: Removal of a Trustee Trustees play a critical role in trust administration. Settlors, or creators of the trust, give trustees legal title and management authority over the settlor’s property for the benefit of…
  • Jul 12

    Does ingesting medical based pot make you incapable of creating a will or trust?

    Does ingesting medical based pot make you incapable of creating a will or trust?
    Possibility of the Effect of Marijuana on Estate Planning In the 2014 legislative session, the Florida Legislature passed the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014, which authorizes certain physicians to prescribe low-THC cannabis for…
  • Jun 30

    Settlor’s, Trustee’s and Beneficiary’s – Meet your “Jedi Knight”, Trust Protector

    Settlor’s, Trustee’s and Beneficiary’s – Meet your “Jedi Knight”, Trust Protector
    Trust Protectors: An Extra Layer of Protection Traditionally, a trust has three main participants, a settlor, a trustee, and one or more beneficiaries.  A settlor creates and/or contributes property to the trust.  A trustee manages…
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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/
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Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2080

Vandrew Law Blog

Vandrew Law Blog

Covers asset protection, estate planning, tax law, and small business law.

http://vandrew.com/
  • Jul 21

    IRAs & 401(k)s Holding Bitcoin Directly: Step-by-Step Guide to Avoiding Prohibited Transaction Trap

    IRAs & 401(k)s Holding Bitcoin Directly: Step-by-Step Guide to Avoiding Prohibited Transaction Trap
    Practicing in estate planning, wills, and trusts, I’m often called upon to help my clients with their IRAs, Roth IRAs, 401(k)s, and other retirement accounts. As I write this, yields in many traditional retirement investments are at all…
  • Jul 12

    Estate Planning Traps & Bitcoin: 5 Things Bitcoin Holders Must Do Today

    Estate Planning Traps & Bitcoin: 5 Things Bitcoin Holders Must Do Today
    When it comes to estate planning, very little has been mentioned about bitcoin. While bitcoin is subject to wills and revocable living trusts like any other asset, there are some special considerations. Most seasoned holders of bitcoin are…
  • Jun 3

    6 Things You Can Do Right Now To Live Richer and Leave More for Your Loved One

    6 Things You Can Do Right Now To Live Richer and Leave More for Your Loved One
    When talking about estate planning, we often get all twisted up in the mechanisms (revocable living trusts, wills, death taxes, etc.). We then lose sight of the bigger picture, which is how to live more richly with the time we do have. When I…
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Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin, P.C. Blog

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Jul 20

    The Dangers of Generic Healthcare Proxy Form

    The Dangers of Generic Healthcare Proxy Form
    You may have an estate plan, but what thought have you put into what you would do if you became sick and unable to make decisions on your own? While there are plenty of medical miracles out there, none of them will protect you when you become…
  • Jul 13

    Estate Planning Tips for Unmarried, Cohabitating Couple

    Estate Planning Tips for Unmarried, Cohabitating Couple
    Just because you are not married does not mean that you cannot create an estate plan together. It is a common misconception that you must be married to share an estate plan. With more couples cohabitating, but staying unmarried, it is…
  • Jul 6

    Top Five Reasons to Update or Review Your Current Will

    Top Five Reasons to Update or Review Your Current Will
    There are numerous reasons why you may need to review or update your current estate plan. While it may seem slightly morbid to stay on top of your estate plan constantly, doing so will ensure that your loved ones are not left with a…
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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
  • Jul 18

    Prince Estate: The Importance Of Having A Will

    Prince Estate: The Importance Of Having A Will
    Gary Borofsky in Forbes about Prince's estate plan, err, lack thereof: The untimely death of the music icon is exposing the role tax planning plays in an overall estate plan. By creating a comprehensive plan, a high net worth individual…
  • May 26

    Before You Travel This Summer, Don’t Forget These 5 Estate Planning Must Do

    Before You Travel This Summer, Don’t Forget These 5 Estate Planning Must Do
    It’s travel season! Whether you’re planning to dip your toes in the sand and surf, or ride the newest attractions at your favorite amusement park, you’re ready to hit the road (or the skies) and get out of town! Before you…
  • Apr 26

    Candidates' Proposed Estate Tax Plan

    Candidates' Proposed Estate Tax Plan
    Robert Woods, writing for Forbes: Under current law, estates worth $5.45 million or less are exempt from federal estate tax. Beyond that, you pay. Call it an estate tax, a death tax, or a tax on accumulated wealth. Whatever you call it, it…
Rank this Week: 2112

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Jul 18

    After Injury Claim Settlement: How Long does it take to Get the Funds? (Video Blog)

    After Injury Claim Settlement: How Long does it take to Get the Funds? (Video Blog)
    After an Injury Claim Settlement, Then What? After an injury claim settlement there are several steps that take place before the claimant can receive their money. In every case, the claimant must sign a release, that…
  • Jul 11

    Cycling Injuries – The Door Prize – ICBC Claims (Video Blog)

    Cycling Injuries – The Door Prize – ICBC Claims (Video Blog)
    Even the most cautious drivers tend to relax and let their guard down when their cars are safely parked. Getting out of your car can seems like such an innocuous act that we only rarely consider the dangers to ourselves and others. Cyclists…
  • Jul 9

    Lambert and Williams evolves into League and William

    Lambert and Williams evolves into League and William
    Lambert and Williams (LaW) recently changed its name to League and Williams (LaW) – this reflects a recent change in the firm.  The firm was established in 2014 by Rory Lambert and Darren Williams, opening its doors at its Westside…
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Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 17

    INDIVIDUALS OVER 65 SHOULD NOT PUT OFF MEDICAL CARE UNTIL 2017

    INDIVIDUALS OVER 65 SHOULD NOT PUT OFF MEDICAL CARE UNTIL 2017
    Most taxpayers are aware that they can claim a medical and/or dental expense on their Federal Income Tax Return if they meet certain eligibility requirements. Eligibility for the deduction requires (i) the taxpayer to itemize their income tax…
  • Jul 17

    GUN TRUSTS – A THING OF THE PAST?

    GUN TRUSTS – A THING OF THE PAST?
    Effective July 13, 2016, Final Rule 41-F (the “Rule”) of the National Firearms Act (“NFA”) eliminated the loophole which allowed the making or transferring of a firearm, without a background check, through a Gun Trust.…
  • Jul 7

    The Achieving a Better Life Experience…

    The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014 will soon allow individuals to incorporate STABLE accounts in their estate plans for disabled family members. The accounts will allow family members to save money to be used by the…
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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
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Philadelphia Estate and Tax…

Philadelphia Estate and Tax Attorney Blog

Focuses on income, estate and gift tax matters, estate planning and probate administration. By Steven J. Fromm.

http://frommtaxes.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 12

    City of Philadelphia Department of Revenue Announces Wage Tax Reduction for July 1, 2016

    City of Philadelphia Department of Revenue Announces Wage Tax Reduction for July 1, 2016
    Philadelphia Landmark: The Famous and Quirky 45 Foot Steel Clothes Pin Created by Sculptor Claes Oldenburg Across from City Hall   The City of Philadelphia has reduced the City Wage Tax rate effective July 1, 2016. The new Wage Tax…
  • Jun 2

    Did You Get a Letter in the Mail from the IRS? Here is What You Need to Do

    Did You Get a Letter in the Mail from the IRS? Here is What You Need to Do
    Each year, the IRS mails millions of notices and letters to taxpayers for a variety of reasons. This can be extremely upsetting when receiving this form of communication, whether it is from the IRS or any other taxing authority.  The…
  • Dec 18

    2016 Standard Mileage Rates for Business, Medical and Moving

    2016 Standard Mileage Rates for Business, Medical and Moving
    The Internal Revenue Service on December 18, 2015 issued the 2016 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1,…
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New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2054

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

Covers building, protecting and distributing wealth. By Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP.

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 11

    The Queen v Scott and Dyer: A Sabbatical in England

    The Queen v Scott and Dyer: A Sabbatical in England
    Just before the proceedings started, the Detective-Sergeant in charge of the murder investigation provided me a short summary of the facts of the case: Two young men, both age 15 at the time of the crime, were charged with the stabbing death…
  • Jul 5

    Courtroom No. 9: A Sabbatical in England

    Courtroom No. 9: A Sabbatical in England
    Everyone has seen an American courtroom on television or in the movies. And, we have seen American lawyers walk freely about the courtroom, sometimes standing right up next to the witness. English Barristers never walk around the courtroom,…
  • Jun 27

    The Old Bailey: A Sabbatical in England

    The Old Bailey: A Sabbatical in England
    As we finished our coffee, Sarah Whitehouse, my sabbatical facilitator, said it was time to go to court. We fetched our umbrellas and headed off to the Central Criminal Court located in the famous courthouse, The Old Bailey.The Old Bailey is…
Rank this Week: 2480

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Covers estate planning, HOA & condo associations and family law in North Carolina.

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
  • Jun 21

    NC-CAI Chapter June 2016 Update

    NC-CAI Chapter June 2016 Update
    Since my last update, the North Carolina CAI Chapter has realized some great achievements!   Annual Conference & Expo The 2016 Annual Conference in Greensboro was a huge success! There were more than 225 attendees representing 32…
  • Jun 21

    NC-CAI Chapter June 2016 Update

    NC-CAI Chapter June 2016 Update
    Since my last update, the North Carolina CAI Chapter has realized some great achievements!   Annual Conference & Expo The 2016 Annual Conference in Greensboro was a huge success! There were more than 225 attendees representing 32…
  • May 20

    Is Your HOA or Condo Community Manager Covered by the Attorney-Client Privilege?

    Is Your HOA or Condo Community Manager Covered by the Attorney-Client Privilege?
    For attorneys who practice community association law, there has been ongoing discussion at national HOA/condo legal events about whether a community manager is covered by the attorney-client privilege. In general the attorney-client privilege…
Rank this Week: 2462

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Cover estate planning for gays and lesbians. By Kenneth Vercammen.

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1895

Nevada Trust Reporter

Nevada Trust Reporter

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

http://blog.trustprovident.com/
  • May 30

    5498 Form Filing

    5498 Form Filing
    Provident will be electronically filing the 5498 form with the IRS on June 1st.
  • Apr 13

    Contribution Deadline, April 15th

    Contribution Deadline, April 15th
    April 15th is the IRS deadline for making contributions to your IRA for the prior yea
  • Mar 30

    First RMD

    First RMD
    April first is the IRS Deadline for those who turned 70½ in the prior year to take their first RMD. #notanaprilfoolsjoke
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