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Wisconsin Estate Planning

Wisconsin Estate Planning

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

http://blog.tesarlaw.com/
  • Nov 21

    Importance of Selecting Guardians For Your Minor Children

    Importance of Selecting Guardians For Your Minor Children
    Who will care for you children if you are deceased? A proper estate plan will allow you to designate a guardian of your children as well as of your estate.
  • Nov 19

    Having The "Financial Talk" With Your Parent

    Having The "Financial Talk" With Your Parent
    It is important to talk to your elder loves ones while they are competent and able to participate in their estate planning and long term care planning needs.
  • Nov 17

    Schemers Steal Property of Deceased Neighbor with No Heir

    Schemers Steal Property of Deceased Neighbor with No Heir
    Proper estate planning can help ensure your assets will benefit those you elect, rather than passing according to the law.
Rank this Week: 1694

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: 1753

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Nov 20

    From A to Zeal: What it takes to win your California Trust or Will lawsuit

    From A to Zeal: What it takes to win your California Trust or Will lawsuit
    By: Keith Davidson Lawyers are duty-bound to provide “zealous” advocacy for their clients.  The term “zealous” means to show zeal, and zeal means “great energy or enthusiasm in pursuant of a cause or an…
  • Nov 18

    What’s the Deal with Your California Trustee?

    What’s the Deal with Your California Trustee?
    It can be confusing, and a little worrisome, to be kept in the dark by your Trustee.  Time to find out what’s going on.  In this video, Keith Davidson discusses how to find out what your Trustee is up to. For our email…
  • Nov 13

    How Long Will it Last? A California Trust and Will Contest Can Take Some Time…

    How Long Will it Last? A California Trust and Will Contest Can Take Some Time…
    If you are not familiar with the Court system in California, you may be surprised how long a case can last in our Court system.  In this video, Stewart R. Albertson describes the length of time your lawsuit can take in Court in regards…
Rank this Week: 1782

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law…

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law Blog

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

http://www.calprobate.com/blog/
  • Nov 19

    When Should I Begin Estate Planning?

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

    International Estate Planning and the Question of Domicile

    International Estate Planning and the Question of Domicile
    Home is where the heart is, right? Unfortunately, the matter is not quite that simple when it comes to international estate planning. Establishing where you home – referred to officially as your domicile by attorneys and the government…
  • Nov 16

    Four Great Reasons for International Estate Planning

    Four Great Reasons for International Estate Planning
    Estate planning is extremely important for anyone who cares for their family and wants to protect what they have earned over their lifetime. But if you are part of an international family, if you are married to a non-citizen, or if you live…
Rank this Week: 1732

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Nov 14

    FLORIDA HOMESTEAD LAW VS. DIVORCE SETTLEMENT: WHICH WINS?

    FLORIDA HOMESTEAD LAW VS. DIVORCE SETTLEMENT: WHICH WINS?
    As our faithful readers (and workshop attendees) may recall, Florida homestead law is meant to protect a person’s primary residence from creditors, but its quirks can cause major problems, particularly for a blended family. A recent…
  • Oct 16

    MOVIE REVIEW: “LULLABY”

    MOVIE REVIEW: “LULLABY”
    Available on Netflix, “Lullaby” is a movie by Andrew Levitas about a dysfunctional family that is reunited by end-of-life issues.  Jonathan is a young man living on the opposite coast from his wealthy New York family. …
  • Oct 3

    JOIN US FOR A WINE TASTING TO HELP END ALZHEIMER’S

    JOIN US FOR A WINE TASTING TO HELP END ALZHEIMER’S
    We are pleased to announce that Cramer Law Center is participating in the Jacksonville Walk to End Alzheimer’s for the third year in a row. To help us reach this year’s fundraising goal, we are holding our Second Annual…
Rank this Week: 1655

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: 1750

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Nov 21

    Don’t be a Turkey: Host an Open House this Holiday Season

    Don’t be a Turkey: Host an Open House this Holiday Season
    The holidays are usually a time to overindulge in a little turkey and mashed potatoes, or snack on home-baked goods and candies that make their way into the office every.single.year. It’s also a time to pick out that perfect gift for a…
  • Nov 19

    10 Worst States for Retirement

    10 Worst States for Retirement
    Earlier this week, I saw a piece in USA Today regarding the worst places for retirement. The ranking listed the following states: 10. Alabama Alabama ranked poorly because of low life expectancy and high crime. Alabama does not have a…
  • Nov 17

    How to Prevent After-Death ID Theft

    How to Prevent After-Death ID Theft
    Twenty-five percent of the identities stolen every year are taken from the deceased. A family grieving the death of a loved one doesn’t need the headaches of identity theft on top of heartache over the loss. The identities of the dead…
Rank this Week: 1881

Florida Elder Law and Estate…

Florida Elder Law and Estate Planning

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

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

    Facing a 30-day plus delay for a V.A. medical appointment? You can now apply to see a private provider

    Facing a 30-day plus delay for a V.A. medical appointment? You can now apply to see a private provider
    On November 17, 2014 the Veterans Administration began mailing "Veterans Choice" cards to veterans facing extended wait times for treatment at a V.A. facility. Veterans who qualify for the program will be permitted to seek treatment…
  • Nov 14

    Walk to End Alzheimer'

    Walk to End Alzheimer'
    "Karp's Kommandos" - our attorneys, staff and our families - turned out for the Walk to End Alzheimer's on October 18 in West Palm Beach and October 25 in Jensen Beach. The Alzheimer's Association-sponsored event raises funds for…
  • Nov 12

    New book on the downside of "medicalizing" the aging proce

    New book on the downside of "medicalizing" the aging proce
    Dr. Atul Gawande, the surgeon and author, has just published his newest book, "Being Mortal." The sensitive subject matter has sparked serious debate among physicians, the clergy and the public. Gawande argues that our society has…
Rank this Week: 1959

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • Nov 19

    What Is a Totten Trust?

    What Is a Totten Trust?
    Sometimes legal documents are referred to by multiple different names. This can be confusing, and we try to clear things up on this blog. With this in mind, we will look at the Totten trust in this post. Transferring Assets When you hear…
  • Nov 17

    When Does a Trust Terminate?

    When Does a Trust Terminate?
    A trust can be a very useful estate planning tool. There are a number of different types of trusts that can accomplish varying objectives. Sometimes people assume that trusts are only useful for very wealthy people, and it is true that high…
  • Nov 12

    What’s the Difference Between SSDI and SSI?

    What’s the Difference Between SSDI and SSI?
    There are many different acronyms that come into play when you are looking into estate planning and elder law topics. SSDI and SSI are two of them. Because they are so similar, some people think that there is no difference. In fact, there are…
Rank this Week: 1892

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

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

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 18

    Now is a Good Time to Review your Power of Attorney

    Now is a Good Time to Review your Power of Attorney
    If you are an older adult, your power of attorney (POA) may be your most important legal document. It is crucial that the right people are named as your agent and that their powers and duties are tailored to your particular circumstances and…
  • Nov 13

    Elder Law Firm Offers Care Management Service

    Elder Law Firm Offers Care Management Service
    Currently, about 12 million Americans require long-term-care services. Today, most of those care recipients rely on unpaid care from family and friends, but eventually many require paid in-home care, or must move to assisted living or a…
  • Nov 7

    Medicare Open Enrollment: Traditional Medicare vs Medicare Advantage

    Medicare Open Enrollment: Traditional Medicare vs Medicare Advantage
    It’s the Medicare open enrollment time until December 7th and many Medicare beneficiaries are considering their options and trying to choose between traditional Medicare and a Medicare Advantage plan.   I’ve given my two cents in a…
Rank this Week: 1899

Massachusetts Estate Planning,…

Massachusetts Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law

Features a blend of common sense info for clients and family caregivers and in-depth probate, tax and Medicaid analysis for lawyers & CPAs. By Brian E. Barreira.

http://elderlaw.info/
Rank this Week: 1948

Vandrew Law Blog

Vandrew Law Blog

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

http://vandrew.com/
  • Oct 3

    Estate Planning: More than Just a Will

    Estate Planning: More than Just a Will
    Estate planning is more than just a will. At first blush, this may sound like a way for an attorney to sell you on other estate planning structures, like the trusts I speak about so often on this blog. While those trusts are often critically…
  • Aug 29

    529 Strategies: FAFSA & a Grandchild’s College Expense

    529 Strategies: FAFSA & a Grandchild’s College Expense
    It’s common that grandparents want to help with college expenses for their grandchildren. Most grandparents helping their grandchildren want to do so in a way that won’t affect financial aid eligibility. One of the most common…
  • Aug 29

    529 Strategies: FAFSA & a Grandchild’s College Expense

    529 Strategies: FAFSA & a Grandchild’s College Expense
    It’s common that grandparents want to help with college expenses for their grandchildren. Most grandparents helping their grandchildren want to do so in a way that won’t affect financial aid eligibility. One of the most common…
Rank this Week: 1812

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

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

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1842

Florida Probate and Estate…

Florida Probate and Estate Planning Blog

Answers probate and estate law questions. By Fortenberry Legal.

http://www.floridaprobatesolutions.com/blog/
  • Oct 29

    Rights of Stepchildren to Assets of a Deceased Parent in Probate

    Rights of Stepchildren to Assets of a Deceased Parent in Probate
    Here’s a scenario that I get so often that it deserves its own blog post:  Dad dies. Stepchildren claim that stepmother is taking dad’s assets and not communicating with them. Stepmother claims that all of the marital assets…
  • Oct 22

    Formal Florida Probate Administration in 10 Step

    Formal Florida Probate Administration in 10 Step
    Of the various types of Florida probate proceedings, formal administration is the most common.  Like any probate matter, Florida probate administration can vary depending on the size of the estate, the decedent’s asset…
  • Oct 29

    Proposed Amendments to Florida Constitution Would Extend Homestead Benefit

    Proposed Amendments to Florida Constitution Would Extend Homestead Benefit
    For Florida voters, November 6 is about more than the presidential election.  The ballot includes 11 proposed changes to Florida’s constitution. These changes, which would require 60 percent of the vote to pass, deal with some…
Rank this Week: 1865

Thoughts on Wills & Estate…

Thoughts on Wills & Estate Planning

Covers estate planning in Virginia and Maryland. By Scott R. Zucker.

http://estateplanninginfoblog.com
  • Jan 4

    Federal Estate and Gift Tax Rules for 2013, Including Example

    Federal Estate and Gift Tax Rules for 2013, Including Example
    By passing the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (“ATRA”), President Obama and Congress have agreed on a first step towards solving our fiscal cliff problem.  While neither Democrats or Republicans seem overly…
  • Dec 2

    My 21 Favorite Estate Planning Insults and Comeback

    My 21 Favorite Estate Planning Insults and Comeback
    When you achieve a certain level of success in estate planning law, complaining about the billboards, the yachts, the keys to the cities, the authorized (and unauthorized) documentaries about your life, etc. seems a bit petty. Then again, the…
  • Nov 30

    The Fiscal Cliff and Your Estate Planning (Part III): The Impact on You

    The Fiscal Cliff and Your Estate Planning (Part III): The Impact on You
    In the first post of this series, we discussed the fiscal cliff and its impact on our economy.  In the previous post, we covered the proposals most likely to be considered by Congress in the coming weeks.  In this final post of the…
Rank this Week: 1966

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Nov 22

    What Happens to a Living Trust When One Spouse Dies?

    What Happens to a Living Trust When One Spouse Dies?
    A revocable living trust can be a very viable solution for you if you want to facilitate efficient postmortem asset transfers. If you use a last will, the will must be admitted to probate unless the estate is modest. The heirs to the estate…
  • Nov 21

    What Is a Qualified Personal Residence Trust?

    What Is a Qualified Personal Residence Trust?
    If you are exposed to the federal estate tax, a qualified personal residence trust can be a useful tax efficiency tool. Most people are not faced with estate tax exposure, because the credit or exclusion is relatively high. For the rest of…
  • Nov 20

    What Is Medicaid?

    What Is Medicaid?
    There can be some confusion between the Medicaid program and the Medicare program, and in California, Medi-Cal enters the picture. We will endeavor to provide some answers in this blog post. Need-Based Health Insurance Medicaid is a…
Rank this Week: 2060

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Nov 21

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?
    You get a call from a family member, friend, or client who’s either been arrested or will be soon with a misdemeanor, such as a DUI. Maybe you’re new to practice or criminal law isn’t your usual area. Should you take on the…
  • Nov 19

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law
    The following is a guest blog post by Rachel K. Prandini, Unaccompanied Minor Law Fellow/Attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco. The number of unaccompanied minors arriving at the US southern border in 2014 has been…
  • Nov 17

    How to Use Technology for Effective Cross-Examination

    How to Use Technology for Effective Cross-Examination
    The following is a guest blog post by Jeff Bennion, a solo practitioner in San Diego who specializes in personal injury and consulting on e-discovery and litigation technology. A good cross-examination should come off as scripted. California…
Rank this Week: 2071

Tennessee Wills and Estates

Tennessee Wills and Estates

Provides commentary on wills, probate law and estate planning. By Jason A. Lee

http://www.tennesseewillsandestates.com
Rank this Week: 2090

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
  • Nov 19

    How Your Ex Can Inherit Your Saving

    How Your Ex Can Inherit Your Saving
    If you have a will, you probably believe you’re all set. Everything seems in place. But that’s not necessarily so. An article on abcnews.go.com notes that many people are not aware that wills don’t have the final say about…
  • Nov 12

    Estate Planning For Your Collectible

    Estate Planning For Your Collectible
    People can spend a lifetime amassing things they love, like baseball cards or comic books, even art. But they often pay scant attention to what happens to these prized possessions when they die. #10096563 / gettyimages.com They may hope their…
  • Nov 5

    ‘Do It Yourself?’

    ‘Do It Yourself?’
    Some people like to do things for themselves. They grow their own fruits and vegetables. Raise their own chickens. Fix their own toilet problems. #476804765 / gettyimages.com But one place where doing it yourself may not be such a smart idea…
Rank this Week: 2164

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers wills & trusts, probate and conservatorships. By Ginzburg & Bronshteyn LLP.

http://www.losangelesprobatelitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    Probate Court Program at Stanley Mosk Courthouse

    Probate Court Program at Stanley Mosk Courthouse
    Firm partner, Yasha Bronshteyn, attended the Ex-Parte Probate Court Program Presented by Trusts and Estates Section of the Los Angeles Bar Association at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse 111 N. Hill Street, Los Angeles, California. Speakers…
  • Sep 7

    Los Angeles Bar Association Trust and Wills Symposium

    Los Angeles Bar Association Trust and Wills Symposium
    Firm partner, Yasha Bronshteyn, is looking forward to attending the People Behaving Badly: Trustees and Beneficiaries Abusing Each Other and Settlors program being presented on September 19, 2014, at the Millennium Biltmore Grand,…
  • Sep 7

    Probate Schedule at the San Farncisco Superior Court

    Probate Schedule at the San Farncisco Superior Court
    Hearing dates for probate matters at the San Francisco Superior Court located at  400 McAllister St., Department 204, San Francisco, CA 94102-4514 are assigned by the filing clerk at the time the petition is filed. The typical schedule…
Rank this Week: 2109

Iowa Estate Plan

Iowa Estate Plan

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

http://www.iowaestateplan.com/
  • Nov 16

    Basic Estate Planning Checklist for Aging Parent

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

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

    When Your Biological Child is Not Your Child, According to the Iowa Court of Appeal
    For the most part, I think our appellate courts do a pretty good job of deciding cases and justifying their rationale.  I may not always agree with the result, but I can at least understand the reasoning.But in a recent ruling from…
  • Sep 28

    New Law in Iowa Involving Joint Ownership Designation and Deed

    New Law in Iowa Involving Joint Ownership Designation and Deed
    Effective January 1, 2015, a new law will go into effect that can be effective and useful in several situations.Deeds with married couple, joint tenants or survivor language - As I've written before, there can be issues (and have been…
Rank this Week: 2082

Texas Probate Litigation

Texas Probate Litigation

Covers Texas will contests, trust and inheritance disputes. By J. Michael Young.

http://www.txprobatelitigation.com/
  • Nov 14

    Estate of Hemsley

    Estate of Hemsley
    Sherman Hemsley was a popular actor, known for playing George Jefferson in "All in the Family" and the "The Jeffersons." He was never married and had no children. He died in El Paso in 2012 after a battle with lung...
  • Nov 6

    In re Estate of Fisher

    In re Estate of Fisher
    In Fisher, the Texarkana Court of Appeals upheld the Harrison County Court at Law's summary judgment dismissal of a will contest. The contestants, the surviving lineal descendants of the decedent, challenged a will made five months before…
  • Aug 26

    Court finds designated executor unsuitable

    Court finds designated executor unsuitable
    In Gossett v. Beck, the Dallas Court of Appeals upheld the probate court's determination that an indepedent executrix designated in a will was unsuitable and therefore disqualified to serve. The basis of the probate court's decision was a…
Rank this Week: 2143

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Covers estate planning and real estate law.

http://www.sslawoffices.com/category/all-posts/
  • Nov 10

    Planning for estate tax vs. planning for income tax

    Planning for estate tax vs. planning for income tax
    Traditionally, the federal estate tax was extremely burdensome to wealthier individuals, and the bulk of estate planning involved finding ways to minimize this federal tax. In the last few years, though, the federal estate tax rates and…
  • Nov 5

    Professional, knowledgeable and thorough

    Professional, knowledgeable and thorough
    I have recently worked with Marco on Estate Planning matters and found him to be very professional, knowledgeable and thorough. Estate planning can be very complicated and confusing, but Marco has been able to reduce things down to…
  • Nov 1

    What you need to know about easements on your property

    What you need to know about easements on your property
    An “easement” is a legal right of someone who doesn’t own a piece of property to use the property for a particular reason. Many properties have easements on them, so it’s important to know about them if you’re…
Rank this Week: 2195

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jun 11

    A medical perspective on Estate matters – a chastened viewpoint

    A medical perspective on Estate matters – a chastened viewpoint
    I am very pleased to join the Allaboutestates blog to add a perspective on the role of the physician in estate matters. I recall vividly the first time I was asked in court: “Dr. Shulman, in your opinion did Mr. X have testamentary…
  • Jun 10

    Who is Your Daddy?

    Who is Your Daddy?
    I think it is safe to say that the concept of “family” is a foundational principle in estate planning. I think it is also safe to say that, when asked, all of us would have a very clear understanding of what is meant by the term…
  • Jun 9

    POA- Personal Care: Part 1/2

    POA- Personal Care: Part 1/2
    My work is with the living. POA’s are critical documents that are designed to support your wishes, while you are alive. Wills deal with your wishes, after you are dead.
Rank this Week: 2102

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: 2122

Ohio Estate Planning, Trust &…

Ohio Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law

Covers Ohio estate planning, trust and probate law. By Bradley B. Wrightsel.

http://wrightsel.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    Quick Overview of 2014 Federal Estate and Gift Tax Amount

    Quick Overview of 2014 Federal Estate and Gift Tax Amount
    The federal estate tax exemption amount is $5,000,000 and is adjusted annually for inflation. This year the exemption amount increases to $5.34 million. This means that a married couple can protect up to $10.68 million. The estate tax rate is…
  • Jan 2

    Avoiding the Fiscal Cliff – Estate Taxe

    Avoiding the Fiscal Cliff – Estate Taxe
    With the Senate tax bill passing the House, it is expected that it will be signed into law. It does not appear that there was a lot of focus on the estate tax. Considering that most tax revenue is generated by the income tax, it is not…
  • Jun 13

    Columbus Bar Association 2012 Annual Meeting

    Columbus Bar Association 2012 Annual Meeting
    This Friday, June 15, at noon is the Annual Meeting of the Columbus Bar Association (CBA). Current CBA President, David Bloomfield will preside and be sworn in as Immediate-Past President. Brad Wrightsel will be sworn in as President, and…
Rank this Week: 1990

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/
  • Nov 21

    Idaho Estate Planning - Disinheritance Dos and Don't

    Idaho Estate Planning - Disinheritance Dos and Don't
    Disinheriting a child can be a difficult choice for parents. However, if this is the intended choice, there are do’s and don’ts when disinheriting.
  • Nov 20

    Idaho Estate Planning - Changing Your Will Can Lead to Hurt Feeling

    Idaho Estate Planning - Changing Your Will Can Lead to Hurt Feeling
    I have four sisters and brothers, and three have taken out loans against their share of any inheritance — significant loans, like in the $75,000 range. Dad has been tracking these loans and has provided in his will a formula for adjusting…
  • Nov 19

    Idaho Estate Planning - Drama Free Family Business Succession

    Idaho Estate Planning - Drama Free Family Business Succession
    It's a high-stakes multi-million-dollar sibling rivalry that reads like a Hollywood movie script and is playing out in a federal courtroom in Covington. And an end to the nearly 20-year drama may be just six months away, as a judge set a…
Rank this Week: 2447

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A.…

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A. Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.arkansas-estateplanning.com/blog/
  • Nov 20

    Arkansas Medicaid Waiver

    Arkansas Medicaid Waiver
    Clients often ask if there is an Arkansas Medicaid Waiver program.  Actually, there are several.  A Medicaid Waiver is a way for each state to use Medicaid funds to pay for services needed by individuals with disabilities.  The…
  • Nov 18

    Free Report: Estate Planning for Pets in Arkansa

    Free Report: Estate Planning for Pets in Arkansa
    If you have a family pet, you know it is a lifelong companion that has become a part of your family. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Choosing Someone to Take of Your Pet Incorporating Provisions for your Pet in Your Will Creating a…
  • Nov 17

    How to Spend Down Your Assets to Qualify for Medicaid in Arkansa

    How to Spend Down Your Assets to Qualify for Medicaid in Arkansa
    How to Spend Down your Assets to Qualify for Medicaid in Arkansas from Deborah Sexton It is not uncommon for people to apply for medicaid and learn that they have too many assets to qualify. Learn more about medicaid in Arkansas in this…
Rank this Week: 2413

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/
  • Nov 7

    How New York is Handling End of Life Issue

    How New York is Handling End of Life Issue
    As if end of life decisions aren’t overwhelming enough, there are some problems that further complicate the efforts of families around the nation in their hopes of obtaining the best possible care. New York is rethinking the entire…
  • Nov 6

    IRS Announces COLA Guideline

    IRS Announces COLA Guideline
    Last week, the Internal Revenue announced the cost of living adjustments, or COLA guidelines, for qualified retirement plans and IRAs for 2015. This is good news for seniors and the elderly. Keep reading to learn more about these…
  • Oct 28

    What is a Self -Proving Affidavit?

    What is a Self -Proving Affidavit?
    You may have never heard of a self-proving affidavit, but for some, it’s an important sworn statement that’s typically attached to a will. It’s signed by the person who made the will, along with any witnesses to ensure no…
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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
Rank this Week: 2220

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/
  • Aug 19

    Gizmodo Gets Everything About the Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act Wrong

    Gizmodo Gets Everything About the Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act Wrong
    As I’ve written recently, the Uniform Law Commission approved the Uniform Fidicuary Access to Digital Assets Act. The act can be found on the Committee’s website, along with supplmenetal material, such as prior drafts, comments,…
  • Aug 3

    I am now Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts, and Estate

    I am now Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts, and Estate
    Forgive me if you will, a bragging post. As of August 1, I am Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts, and Estates. Most of what is below comes from the Florida Bar website and materials. Board certification recognizes…
  • Jul 17

    Uniform Law Commission Approves Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

    Uniform Law Commission Approves Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
    I’ve written before about finding and having access to your “digital assets” and online accounts after death. Well there is a development that will hopefully make this process a bit easier. The Uniform Law…
Rank this Week: 2262

Florida Asset Protection &…

Florida Asset Protection & Estate Planning

Covers asset protection and estate planning. By C. Randolph Coleman.

http://blog.thecolemanlawfirm.net
  • May 28

    New Yorker Magazine Cartoonist Likes Elder Law Attorney

    New Yorker Magazine Cartoonist Likes Elder Law Attorney
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  • May 16

    Helping Families Deal With the Financial and Emotional Costs of Dementia

    Helping Families Deal With the Financial and Emotional Costs of Dementia
    <div><font face="Arial">As many of you know, May is National Elder Law Month. &nbsp;The National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) has declared this month the time for Elder Law attorneys across the…
  • May 15

    Asset Protection Scams - Beware and Be Smart

    Asset Protection Scams - Beware and Be Smart
    <div>I have reprinted the following column by Jay Adkisson, the asset protection columnist for Forbes.com. &nbsp;He is one of the top asset protection commentators in the country and knows the asset protection business as well as…
Rank this Week: 2303

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Covers estate tax and trust administration issues. By Sanger & Manes.

http://www.palmspringstaxandtrustlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 2306

Georgia Wills and Probate Law Blog

Georgia Wills and Probate Law Blog

Features news and thoughts on issues in Georgia regarding wills, advance directives, living wills, healthcare powers of attorney, guardianship, and probate. By Stephen Worrall.

http://www.georgiawillslaw.com/
  • Nov 18

    We're Moving!

    We're Moving!
    I am consolidating the content of all of our blogs at our Georgia Family Law website. Please join us there for new posts and to find all of our old posts.
  • Aug 9

    Atlanta Attorney Says Prepare Now For Year-End Changes to Estate Tax Law

    Atlanta Attorney Says Prepare Now For Year-End Changes to Estate Tax Law
    The expiration of key laws in Congress may expose more local individuals to estate or “Death Taxes” after their passing.  Atlanta attorney, Steve Worrall explains these anticipated changes, as well as steps Georgia residents can take now…
  • Aug 9

    Atlanta Attorney Says Prepare Now For Year-End Changes to Estate Tax Law

    Atlanta Attorney Says Prepare Now For Year-End Changes to Estate Tax Law
    The expiration of key laws in Congress may expose more local individuals to estate or “Death Taxes” after their passing.  Atlanta attorney, Steve Worrall explains these anticipated changes, as well as steps Georgia residents can take now…
Rank this Week: 2426

New Jersey Estate Planning &…

New Jersey Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Liens - SCOTUS Decide

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

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Leins - SCOTUS Decide

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Leins - SCOTUS Decide
    You have a horrific accident and are looking a life of extreme medical care.  The accident was caused by another person (drunk truck driver). You get a multi-million dollar award.  Does the state that you live in get a share? First,…
Rank this Week: 2511

Estate of Confusion

Estate of Confusion

Covers developments in estate planning and wealth transfer taxes. By Hani Sarji.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/hanisarji/
Rank this Week: 2260

Tax Information for People with…

Tax Information for People with Disabilities by Paul Nidich, J.D., LL.M.

Covers tax matters affecting people with disabilities. By Paul Nidich.

http://paulnidich.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2248

Phillips Estate Planning

Phillips Estate Planning

Covers estate planning tips and mistakes. By Lee Phillips.

http://www.phillipsestateplanning.com/blog
  • Jun 11

    Protecting Assets- Don’t Wait

    Protecting Assets- Don’t Wait
    Lessons on protecting assets can come in the most unexpected ways. I spent Saturday on the beach in Sarasota with my wife and a couple of friends. The water was sparkling blue and we decided to sit on that gorgeous white sand for awhile enjoy…
  • Jun 1

    Hatfield-McCoy Feud-Don’t Let One Start in Your Family

    Hatfield-McCoy Feud-Don’t Let One Start in Your Family
    The new Hatfield-McCoy history miniseries brings to my mind the troubles that families get into when parents neglect their estate planning. Families are at their weakest at the death of a loved one. In this compromised state, it is easy for…
  • Apr 12

    Tax Audit Defense

    Tax Audit Defense
    By Kristy Phillip
Rank this Week: 2293

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. 
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Patrick D. Newton's Estate…

Patrick D. Newton's Estate Planning Blog

Musings on estate planning and links to articles on estate planning.

http://blog.attorneynewton.com/
  • Sep 2

    Do I have to file Gift Tax returns for the gifts to my Insurance Trust?

    Do I have to file Gift Tax returns for the gifts to my Insurance Trust?
    Filing a gift tax return for an ILIT, even if not technically required because all gifts are below the annual exclusion, is a good idea. It starts the statute of limitations for an audit of the gift. It allows you to decide affirmatively…
  • May 18

    WLOS ABC 13 News :: Top Stories - Attorney Sam Neill Admits Guilt

    WLOS ABC 13 News :: Top Stories - Attorney Sam Neill Admits Guilt
    WLOS ABC 13 News :: Top Stories - Attorney Sam Neill Admits Guilt
  • Mar 22

    Trust Protectors / Trust Advisor

    Trust Protectors / Trust Advisor
    Yesterday/s Advisor's Forum presentation discussed Trust Protectors and how their use in a trust can help the trust accomplish its goals.  The concept of a Trust Protector is to grant someone who is not a trustee or beneficiary certain…
Rank this Week: 2509

Estates of Mind

Estates of Mind

Covers estate planning and wealth preservation. By Mark A. Ziebold.

http://estatesofmind.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Uncertainty and what it means for you

    Uncertainty and what it means for you
    I have been receiving the same type of question from many clients lately. In each instance, the question centers around the activities of the government in spending more money than we have (and printing what it doesn't have!) and what that…
  • Jul 27

    Teaching in the Fall

    Teaching in the Fall
    I'll be teaching Federal Income Taxation in the Fall Semester at Trinity law School. For any students reading this, we'll be going through many of the fundamental code sections that are important in this practice area and focusing on…
  • Jul 27

    Teaching in the Fall

    Teaching in the Fall
    I'll be teaching Federal Income Taxation in the Fall Semester at Trinity law School. For any students reading this, we'll be going through many of the fundamental code sections that are important in this practice area and focusing on…
Rank this Week: 2272

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

Covers Illinois estate planning, real estate and trusts. By Wilson & Wilson.

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

    Funding an Illinois Revocable Living Trust

    Funding an Illinois Revocable Living Trust
    For a Revocable Living Trust to function property, it is not enough for the Grantor (the individual who made the trust) to simply sign the trust agreement. He must fund his assets in the name of the trust. Funding refers to taking assets…
  • Nov 15

    Checklist to Leave with Your Will

    Checklist to Leave with Your Will
    Leaving those who survive you an organized estate with accurate records will save time and money. At a minimum, leave information regarding the following in a place where your heirs can easily find it: • Your personal history including…
  • Nov 8

    Small Estate Affidavits and Illinois Probate

    Small Estate Affidavits and Illinois Probate
    A small estate affidavit may be used in place of a formal estate proceeding (opening an estate before a judge) to collect the decedent’s personal property when the total value of the deceased individual's (decedent's) personal property…
Rank this Week: 2966

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

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

    What Is A QDOT Trust?

    What Is A QDOT Trust?
    If you are fortunate enough to have amassed a moderate to large estate that you plan to leave to a spouse and/or future generations you likely already know that without careful estate planning you could lose a significant portion of that…
  • Nov 19

    Will I Still Have Control Over My Property If I Create a Family Wealth Trust?

    Will I Still Have Control Over My Property If I Create a Family Wealth Trust?
    Trusts were once used almost exclusively by the wealthy as a way to pass down the family wealth without incurring taxes and without giving up complete control over the wealth. Today, however, you don’t have to be wealthy to benefit from…
  • Nov 17

    Can’t I Just Give Away My Assets to Qualify for Medicaid?

    Can’t I Just Give Away My Assets to Qualify for Medicaid?
    The average life expectancy in the United States has nearly doubled in the last century. While living longer is certainly viewed as a good thing by most people, an increased life expectancy also means that the likelihood you will spend time…
Rank this Week: 2822

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/
  • Nov 20

    Maybe the “New Old Age” Isn’t a Good Thing After All

    Maybe the “New Old Age” Isn’t a Good Thing After All
    We hear a lot about the “new old age.” As advances in medical science allow people to live longer than ever — and healthily so — we’ve all had to reorient the way we think about “old.” #96614775…
  • Nov 13

    How Strokes Could Unlock the Cure for Dementia

    How Strokes Could Unlock the Cure for Dementia
    Stroke and dementia are fears we all face, especially in older age. The thought of encountering both in a lifetime is unsettling to say the least. And yet a new report finds that the combo is more common than we … Continue reading…
  • Nov 6

    Estate Planning Attorneys Are Humans Too… Or Should Be

    Estate Planning Attorneys Are Humans Too… Or Should Be
    It’s no secret that lawyers have a reputation for being “sharky.” In fact, a lot of us came up through law school at a time when the legal field tried very hard to fight back against that stereotype — an ……
Rank this Week: 3068

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

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

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 13

    Review of the Major Municipal Court Cases from 2013-2014

    Review of the Major Municipal Court Cases from 2013-2014
    Review of the Major Municipal Court Cases from 2013-2014 Nov 25th Municipal Court Practice CLE Seminar When:      Tuesday, November 25, 2014 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM  Where:     MCBA Office…
  • Oct 19

    2C:40-3. Hazing ; aggravated hazing What is Hazing in NJ?

    2C:40-3. Hazing ; aggravated hazing What is Hazing in NJ?
    2C:40-3. Hazing ; aggravated hazingWhat is Hazing in NJ?2C:40-3.   Hazing ;  aggravated  hazing    a.  A person is guilty of hazing  a disorderly persons offense, if, in…
  • Sep 23

    October community events & running races:

    October community events &amp; running races:
    October community events & running races: 10/4   Shillelagh 5K Bar A Lake Como, New Jersey, then Lake Como day 10/5 Jersey Shore Half Marathon & Lighthouse 5k   Sandy Hook 9am10/5   Treasure Island…
Rank this Week: 3011