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FLG Trusts & Estates Reporter

FLG Trusts & Estates Reporter

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

http://www.fortenberrylaw.com
  • 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…
  • Jul 31

    Louisiana Successions and Inheritance Taxe

    Louisiana Successions and Inheritance Taxe
    Executors of Louisiana successions need to know whether or not inheritance taxes are owed.  If so, failure to pay the inheritance taxes could open the executor up to personal liability. The application of the Louisiana inheritance tax…
Rank this Week: 1161

California Tax Attorney Blog

California Tax Attorney Blog

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

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

    Test Entry

    Test Entry
    Testing schedule feature
  • Aug 30

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

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled yesterday that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling…
  • Aug 30

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

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled yesterday that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling…
Rank this Week: 1275

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: 1177

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Aug 3

    Goal Check: How Will You Round Out 2015?

    Goal Check: How Will You Round Out 2015?
    Happy Monday and welcome back from what I hope was an enjoyable and rejuvenating first weekend in August. This month always reminds me that the year is, once again, going by all too quickly. Soon, all the kids will return to school and before…
  • Jul 31

    Employees vs. Independent Contractors, Understanding the Difference in the Face of Increasing Audit

    Employees vs. Independent Contractors, Understanding the Difference in the Face of Increasing Audit
    It’s not uncommon for businesses today—large and small, public and private—to utilize a diverse workforce of full-time employees, part-time employees, and independent contractors. To provide the top notch service our…
  • Jul 29

    More End-of-Life Planning Coming?

    More End-of-Life Planning Coming?
    As estate planning attorneys know, the basic estate plan includes a health care power of attorney and a health care directive or living will. Often, we give little notice to these documents. Clients do not like thinking of their own mortality…
Rank this Week: 1423

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Estate of Duke - Will Reformation

    Estate of Duke - Will Reformation
    The law in California used to be that in the case of an unambiguous clause in a will, extrinsic evidence could not be introduced to reform it. Stated in non-legalese, the term or terms of a will could not be altered through documentation…
  • Jul 17

    Trustee Succession

    Trustee Succession
    There are 3 roles in a trust, (1) settlor, (2) trustee and (3) beneficiary. For purposes of this post, the focus will be on the trustee.The trustee is the legal owner of trust property. Trust assets will be titled in the trustee's name. For…
  • Jul 3

    Medicare and Medi-Cal eligibility

    Medicare and Medi-Cal eligibility
    An annoyance of mine is when I see a non-attorney make a legal determination involving an ostensibly simple matter that is wrong and consequential. While reading through appellate opinions, I stumbled upon a case involving such a a…
Rank this Week: 1338

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

Covers Florida real estate law, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, estate planning and family law.

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    Colt Defense Bankruptcy

    Colt Defense Bankruptcy
    Colt Defense, LLC, a maker of firearms for 179 years has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Delaware. Officials say they plan to financially restructure as to allow for an “accelerated…
  • Jul 15

    Supreme court rejects second lien stripping

    Supreme court rejects second lien stripping
    In an unanimous decision by the Supreme Court of the United States, a decision was passed down that prevents a debtor in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding from voiding a junior mortgage (or second mortgage) if the debt on a … Continue…
  • Jun 29

    The Fine Line Between Success and Bankruptcy

    The Fine Line Between Success and Bankruptcy
    The beginning of any new startup company is an optimistic time. After the fundraising, vision-creating, and product building, any founder or team member would hope that things would go smoothly from then on. However this is not always the…
Rank this Week: 1344

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

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

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1558

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Jul 28

    Misrepresentation by a Real Estate Professional: Claims for Negligent or Unintentional Misrepresentation

    Misrepresentation by a Real Estate Professional: Claims for Negligent or Unintentional Misrepresentation
    Negligent misrepresentation by a real estate agent or broker is the same thing as an unintentional misrepresentation. The agent or broker communicates something that is not accurate or true, but they are not doing so knowingly. In these…
  • Jul 21

    How to Get a Refund of Your Rental Home Security Deposit from the Landlord

    How to Get a Refund of Your Rental Home Security Deposit from the Landlord
    When you rent an apartment or condo here in Florida, normally the landlord will require that you give a security deposit before you can move into your new home. This is pretty much standard operating procedure for rentals; most tenants know…
  • Jul 14

    10 Articles For Florida Condominium Owner

    10 Articles For Florida Condominium Owner
    Since we receive so many calls about condo owner rights, I thought it would be a good idea to share some articles we have written in the past about Florida Condominium Law that answer some of the most frequently asked questions. Here are 10…
Rank this Week: 1296

KYEstates.com

KYEstates.com

A Kentucky-based conversation on trust & estates law. By Carter Ruml.

http://kyestates.com
  • Jul 18

    Design Options for Education Trust

    Design Options for Education Trust
    I often work with “Wealth Creators” who have built substantial wealth themselves, most notably as founders of companies or early-stage employees at startups. I also work with “Inheritors” managing wealth…
  • Jul 11

    What About the “Stuff”? – Options for Distributing Tangible Personal Property from Estates or Trust

    What About the “Stuff”? – Options for Distributing Tangible Personal Property from Estates or Trust
    During an estate or trust administration, it’s easy to divide and distribute financial assets. Distributing tangible personal property (such as furniture, collections, artwork, jewelry, etc.) can be much harder. Executors, trustees, and…
  • Jul 4

    Avoiding Family Fights In Estate Administration

    Avoiding Family Fights In Estate Administration
    Estate administration can be a frustrating experience for families and their advisors, because it’s an occasion when families fight. Sometimes the fights are necessary, and unavoidable. Many other times, to a detached observer, the…
Rank this Week: 1385

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

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

    Two Swiss Banks Disclose Accounts to Avoid Prosecution

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

    Mexican National Files Third Complaint for Vegas Slot Winnings Tax Refund

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

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

    Japan to Institute “Exit Tax” Along US, Canadian Line
    Starting July 1 of this year, Japan will impose an “Exit Tax” on both Japanese nationals and non-nationals who expatriate. The tax is based on those instituted by both the US and Canada. The US system, which is itself modelled on…
Rank this Week: 1322

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning topics such as conservatorship, guardianship, health care and advanced directive, living trusts, and probate. By Law Office of Scott D. Soady, A Professional Corporation

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Is a Promise to Leave Your Estate to Someone Legally Enforceable?

    Is a Promise to Leave Your Estate to Someone Legally Enforceable?
    A probate court in New York recently addressed an unusual will contest. An 82-year-old Roman Catholic nun died in 2012, leaving a surprisingly large estate worth over $2 million, the product of a 1982 personal injury settlement. The sister…
  • Jun 25

    Dealing With Break Ups in Your Estate Plan

    Dealing With Break Ups in Your Estate Plan
    Estate planning is often a snapshot of your life at a particular moment. The beneficiaries or agents named in your will and other estate planning documents reflects your relationships at that point in time. And as those relationships change,…
  • Jun 17

    Distinguishing Marital and Separate Assets in Estate Planning

    Distinguishing Marital and Separate Assets in Estate Planning
    In making an estate plan, it is important to make a complete list of all assets you own. This is especially helpful to your future executor or trustee, who will be responsible for marshaling your assets after your death and distributing them…
Rank this Week: 1502

Colorado Estate Planning

Colorado Estate Planning

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

http://www.forbushlegal.com/blogs.php
  • Oct 9

    Just Some Guy

    Just Some Guy
    I had lunch with a financial advisor friend a month or so ago. I arrived at the restaurant my typica
  • Jun 14

    VA Pension Fund Exploited

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

    Estate Planning Tools for Fluctuating Retirement Source

    Estate Planning Tools for Fluctuating Retirement Source
    Realistic inheritance conversations a “must” with grown children: Given today’s fluctuating r
Rank this Week: 1494

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: 1537

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Aug 4

    Is Incapacity Planning Really Important?

    Is Incapacity Planning Really Important?
    Estate planning is often thought of as a purely financial endeavor. Without question, you must facilitate smooth and efficient asset transfers when you are planning your estate. However, incapacity planning is also an important piece of the…
  • Aug 1

    Can a Trust Provide Estate Tax Efficiency?

    Can a Trust Provide Estate Tax Efficiency?
    Estate tax efficiency is very important for some people. There is an estate tax on the federal level, and it can have a significant impact on your financial legacy. This tax carries a 40 percent maximum rate, so we are talking about a…
  • Jul 28

    Can a Trust Provide Medicaid Asset Protection?

    Can a Trust Provide Medicaid Asset Protection?
    Estate planning is a diverse endeavor. What is ideal for one person may not suit the next, and this is something that you should understand when you are planning your estate. You have many different options, and the ideal course of action…
Rank this Week: 1927

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Aug 4

    Texas History – Do You Know What Special Division of the Texas Rangers Was Formed in 1874?

    Texas History – Do You Know What Special Division of the Texas Rangers Was Formed in 1874?
    In 1874, a special division of the Texas Rangers, called the Frontier Battalion, was organized to bring stability to the western part of Texas.  The battalion consisted of six companies of 75 men each under the command of Major John B.…
  • Aug 3

    Charitable Gifting In Your Texas Estate Plan

    Charitable Gifting In Your Texas Estate Plan
    Charitable Gifting In Your Texas Estate Plan from Steve P. Mendel Charitable gifting in your estate plan can do more than just make you feel good – it can offer tax benefits as well. To understand the benefits, you need to understand a…
  • Jul 29

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go, they merely determine where you start. Nido Qubein
Rank this Week: 1797

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Aug 3

    [VIDEO] Should You Fix Your Suspended License Before Court?

    [VIDEO] Should You Fix Your Suspended License Before Court?
    Yes. If you’re charged with driving on suspended in Virginia or some kind of other no license or license-related offense, you should definitely fix the problem before we go to court. Now, fixing your license does not make the charge…
  • Jul 31

    [VIDEO] Do You Have to Appear for Virginia Reckless Driving?

    [VIDEO] Do You Have to Appear for Virginia Reckless Driving?
    Depending upon the ticket you have, the court your case is in, and other factors such as your driving record, it may be a case that I can handle without you having to come to court. Contact me today to find out. Video Transcription Do you…
  • Jul 30

    [VIDEO] How to Pre-pay Virginia Ticket

    [VIDEO] How to Pre-pay Virginia Ticket
    Find out how and when to pre-pay your ticket. Keep in mind, when you pre-pay you are saying “I’m guilty”. Contact me today to see what other options you might have. Video Transcription Hello, my name is Andrew Flusche.…
Rank this Week: 1716

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/
  • Aug 3

    Idaho Estate Planning - Alzheimer's Idaho Gold Tournament

    Idaho Estate Planning - Alzheimer's Idaho Gold Tournament
    Today Idaho Estate Planning is closed. We are participating in the Alzheimer's Idaho Golf Tournament at the Plantation Country Club in Boise, Idaho. You can follow us today on Twitter and Facebook. On Twitter, Bill Poulson is @SmurfTurfer and…
  • Jul 31

    Idaho Estate Planning - Facebook Now Offering "Legacy Contact" Option

    Idaho Estate Planning - Facebook Now Offering "Legacy Contact" Option
    If you are a Facebook user, you may want to go into your account now and designate your Legacy Contact to manage your account when you pass away.
  • Jul 30

    Idaho Elder Law - Talking to Our Parents About Their Finance

    Idaho Elder Law - Talking to Our Parents About Their Finance
    We all want to stay in control of our lives as long as possible and for that we must plan. When it comes to planning for the future, the sad fact is that every year we fail to plan we lose options. Wait long enough and the only options left…
Rank this Week: 1826

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 31

    State Death Tax Is a Killer?

    State Death Tax Is a Killer?
    Stephen Moore & Joel Griffith via The Heritage Foundation: Over the past five years, a handful of states — Indiana, Kansas, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Tennessee — have repealed their death taxes mostly in response to…
  • Jun 15

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest
    In Blechman v. Estate of Blechman, a Florida District Court of Appeal recently held that the provisions of a particular limited liability company’s (LLC) operating agreement restricted the transfer of a decedent’s ownership…
  • Jun 15

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest
    In Blechman v. Estate of Blechman, a Florida District Court of Appeal recently held that the provisions of a particular limited liability company’s (LLC) operating agreement restricted the transfer of a decedent’s ownership…
Rank this Week: 1855

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
  • Jul 30

    MN Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act

    MN Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act
    Minnesota’s Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (“new LLC Act”) act will take effect this Saturday, August 1, 2015. Any limited liability companies (LLCs) that are newly organized in Minnesota after that date will…
  • Jul 27

    The Bank of Mom and Dad: A Guide to Intra-Family Loan

    The Bank of Mom and Dad: A Guide to Intra-Family Loan
    We’ve all heard jokes about taking a loan from the Bank of Mom and Dad. What you might not know is that intra-family loans can be a great way to transfer significant wealth and avoid […]
  • Jul 23

    Carrier Errors: The Importance of Life Insurance Policy Review

    Carrier Errors: The Importance of Life Insurance Policy Review
    In a previous post, I discussed the importance of having a life insurance policy analysis done on a regular basis. I was recently reminded of the importance of policy reviews when I received correspondence from […]
Rank this Week: 1946

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Celebrating Veterans' Caregivers with a High Five

    Celebrating Veterans' Caregivers with a High Five
    When a veteran needs help, the first person he or she usually turns to is family. A spouse, children, or parents can play such big roles in the lives of veterans when life is difficult because of illness. As we...
  • Jul 23

    When do you review an estate plan?

    When do you review an estate plan?
    Once your estate plan is created, how often are you supposed to review it? According to some estate planning professionals, you should review it annually or bi-annually. Though this is a common safeguard, you should also review your estate…
  • Jul 13

    Expecting a New Arrival? Be Prepared with an Estate Plan

    Expecting a New Arrival? Be Prepared with an Estate Plan
    Expecting parents or even parents of a newborn will need to reconsider their estate. If you already have an estate plan in place, now is the time to amend that plan to meet your current life situation. If you do...
Rank this Week: 1885

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 29

    Can I Protect My Injury Settlement With a Special Needs Trust?

    Can I Protect My Injury Settlement With a Special Needs Trust?
    Supplemental Security Income or SSI is a government program that is in place to provide disabled people with a basic source of ongoing financial support. However, it is not automatically afforded to you if you are disabled. To qualify for…
  • Jul 15

    Can My Living Trust Protect a Spendthrift Heir?

    Can My Living Trust Protect a Spendthrift Heir?
    Revocable living trusts provide a number of different benefits. In this blog post, we will emphasize the ability for a living trust to allow you to protect a spendthrift heir (a spendthrift is a person who spends money in an…
  • Jul 13

    Beware of Prescription Discount Card Scam

    Beware of Prescription Discount Card Scam
    One of our office team members recently received a notice by National Prescription Savings Network and we felt it was important to share these consumer alerts regarding Prescription Card Scams and tips on saving money on prescriptions The…
Rank this Week: 1798

Nevada Trust Reporter

Nevada Trust Reporter

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

http://blog.trustprovident.com/
  • Jul 27

    Provident CEO Theresa Fette Talks About Exponential Growth

    Provident CEO Theresa Fette Talks About Exponential Growth
    Theresa Fette describes her professional journey as a fortuitous meeting of luck and planning. After earning four degrees and working in law, she took over a failing trust company and transformed the shaky…
  • Jul 7

    Provident Wins 2015 America’s Best IRA Custodian

    Provident Wins 2015 America’s Best IRA Custodian
    More than $146 billion in U.S. retirement assets have flowed into self-directed IRAs over the years, and if the financial professionals who read the Trust Advisor are any guide, the gatekeepers favor Provident Trust Group as the preferred…
  • Jun 30

    Choosing the Right Solo 401(k) Plan for Your Busine

    Choosing the Right Solo 401(k) Plan for Your Busine
    With a wide range of investment opportunities, educate yourself with all the different investment options available for you and your business. Financial institutions choose to invest into the Solo 401(k) plan for the opportunities the plan…
Rank this Week: 1857

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Jul 24

    Failure to Plan for Divorce Can Destroy an Estate

    Failure to Plan for Divorce Can Destroy an Estate
    Most complications that arise in estate administration are the result of unanticipated events. Divorce is one of the least planned for events in any estate plan; it can also cause some of the most devastating complications. The recent case of…
  • Jul 10

    Estate Administration Confusion: Who Does the Estate’s Lawyer Represent?

    Estate Administration Confusion: Who Does the Estate’s Lawyer Represent?
    In order for a will to be probated after someone’s death, a Personal Representative must be appointed by the court. In order for a trust to be administered, a Trustee must be appointed pursuant to the terms of the trust. The PR or…
  • Jun 26

    Estate Planning Goes to the Movies: You’re Not You

    Estate Planning Goes to the Movies: You’re Not You
    2014’s You’re Not You stars Hilary Swank as a 35-year-old classical pianist who is stricken with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, aka Lou Gehrig’s disease). This multiple-hanky-needed drama is…
Rank this Week: 1662

Elder Counsel Blog

Elder Counsel Blog

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

http://www.eldercounsel.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1604

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: 1989

Fiduciary Folio

Fiduciary Folio

Covers fiduciary (wills, estates, entity representations) law, particularly as applied in the State of Georgia. By Tanner Pittman.

http://www.tannerpittmanlaw.com/blog-fiduciary-folio.html
  • Jul 6

    Myers v. Myers: Executor may not run estate as his personal busine

    Myers v. Myers: Executor may not run estate as his personal busine
    The Georgia Supreme Court handed down the probate case of Myers, Executor v. Myers, today. In some ways, the case is an unremarkable example of an executor using an estate as a cash cow for his personal expenditures and, among other…
  • Mar 6

    Clarke County Superior Court totally reversed on appeal in trust matter

    Clarke County Superior Court totally reversed on appeal in trust matter
    The superior court judge of Athens-Clarke County apparently totally botched a trust litigation matter, according to the Georgia Court of Appeals. The lower court had determined that a trust's maker (the "settlor") had improperly amended…
  • Feb 25

    Facebook at vanguard of digital inheritance

    Facebook at vanguard of digital inheritance
    Facebook users (of which this firm is not one) have long since realized that their accounts are digital journals of their lives. These records are valuable, not only to users, but to their posterity.  Responding to…
Rank this Week: 1835

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 1852

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: 1701

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: 1863

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary…

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary Law Blog

Covers Elder Law, long-term care, "End-of-Life" and health care surrogate decision-making, estate & personal planning, fiduciary administrations, elders' dispute resolution, and Orphans' Court litigation. By Neil E. Hendershot.

http://paelderestatefiduciary.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    PA Bar Assn approves Orphans' Court Mediation Project

    PA Bar Assn approves Orphans' Court Mediation Project
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]-->On Friday, November 21, 2014, the Pennsylvania Bar Association formally approved, by unanimous vote, a Report and Recommendation presented by its Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee…
  • Aug 27

    Philadelphia Court Upholds Stephen Girard's Intention

    Philadelphia Court Upholds Stephen Girard's Intention
    Stephen Girard, late in life Painted by J.R. Lambdin Judge O'Keefe, Administrative Judge of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, sitting in the Orphans' Court Division, issued an opinion and order, dated August 21, 2014, released on…
  • Jun 19

    PA POA Reform legislation on Governor's Desk

    PA POA Reform legislation on Governor's Desk
    On June 18, 2014, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives adopted (193-0) the amended, compromise version of House Bill 1429, in Printer's No. 3708, regarding power of attorney reform.  The adopted legislation was transmitted to the…
Rank this Week: 1907

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: 1950

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: 1756

New York Guardian Law

New York Guardian Law

Covers the guardianship process and life as a guardian. By the Law Office of Daniel A. Jimenez P.C.

http://nyguardian.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 9

    Estate Planning Essentials for New Parents (or Responsibility in Six Not So Difficult Steps)

    Estate Planning Essentials for New Parents (or Responsibility in Six Not So Difficult Steps)
    I have had the opportunity to meet with many new parents to discuss what steps they need to take in order to make sure their loved ones are provided for should the unexpected occur.  The trust that these individuals have placed in my…
  • Dec 3

    Calls for increased monitoring of Article 81 guardian

    Calls for increased monitoring of Article 81 guardian
    Today the New York Law Journal has an article relating to a clinic run by the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and the recommendations it has put forward regarding monitoring and standardization of Article 81 guardianship practice. I am…
  • Sep 19

    Who inherits the intangible iTunes library? or my World of Warcraft avatar?

    Who inherits the intangible iTunes library? or my World of Warcraft avatar?
    A friend of mine just pointed out a very interesting article on Marketwatch, who inherits your itunes library, which deals with the new reality of music and book ownership. 
Rank this Week: 1918

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: 1828

Engel Law Offices

Engel Law Offices

Covers estate planning. By Todd Engel.

http://engelatty.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1592

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

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

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

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse

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

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt

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

    Expecting An Inheritance? You Might Not Be Getting One

    Expecting An Inheritance? You Might Not Be Getting One
    Investor’s Group, a financial services company in Canada, recently released the results of a survey regarding people’s expectations when it comes to receiving an inheritance or leaving one to others. 
Rank this Week: 1793

Trust and Estate Attorney Blog

Trust and Estate Attorney Blog

Provides estate planning advice. By Kenneth R. Haas.

http://kennethhaas.wordpress.com
  • Jan 11

    HERE, HERE, THE ESTATE TAX IS DEAD, OR IS IT?

    HERE, HERE, THE ESTATE TAX IS DEAD, OR IS IT?
    Well Congress has done it this time. By failing to do anything at the end of the 2009 session, it has allowed the Federal Estate Tax to lapse. At first glance this seems like wonderful news, however, as with most Congressional acts (or…
  • Jan 11

    HERE, HERE, THE ESTATE TAX IS DEAD, OR IS IT?

    HERE, HERE, THE ESTATE TAX IS DEAD, OR IS IT?
    Well Congress has done it this time. By failing to do anything at the end of the 2009 session, it has allowed the Federal Estate Tax to lapse. At first glance this seems like wonderful news, however, as with most Congressional acts (or…
  • Apr 12

    ESTATE TAXES DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

    ESTATE TAXES DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION
    As you may not be aware, unless you are trying to keep up with Federal estate tax law for reasons that I cannot fathom, due to a quirk in the law, the Federal estate tax is due to be repealed next year. However, this may not seem to be as…
Rank this Week: 1713

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • Aug 4

    Six Estate Planning Mistakes Made by High-Net-Worth Individual

    Six Estate Planning Mistakes Made by High-Net-Worth Individual
    A well thought out and thorough estate plan is one of the best things you can leave behind for your loved ones.  Like all others, high net worth individuals should take the process seriously to ensure that their wishes are honored, and…
  • Jul 22

    Create a GRAT Before Interest Rates Rise

    Create a GRAT Before Interest Rates Rise
    Interest rates are currently at an all-time low, making it an imperative time to consider all the potential estate planning options that you may have.  Low interest rates provide an advantageous opportunity to utilize grantor-retained…
  • Jul 9

    Estate Planning Tips for Same-Sex Couples in the Wake of Obergefell

    Estate Planning Tips for Same-Sex Couples in the Wake of Obergefell
    As was recently decided by the United States Supreme Court, same-sex couples can legally wed in every state in the country.  Not only will same-sex couples be able to marry in any state of their choosing, but they are also now afforded…
Rank this Week: 2847

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covering estate planning, elder law, special needs planning, and veteran's benefits in Virginia. By Hook Law Center.

http://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Aug 4

    Strategies to make sure your retirement savings last

    Strategies to make sure your retirement savings last
    Americans are living longer than ever before, and for many people, Social Security retirement benefits represent only part of the income they wish to have in retirement. The average American life expectancy is about 79 years, and millions…
  • Jul 30

    How divorce affects retirement planning

    How divorce affects retirement planning
    Older people are getting divorced more frequently than ever before. Divorce can be a significant roadblock for retirement planning and financial security. Although divorcing earlier in life can have a minimal impact on retirement, divorcing…
  • Jul 29

    Choosing between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage

    Choosing between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage
    Deciding what type of health insurance to get can be a daunting task for seniors. Medicare is highly regarded and very popular, but Medicare Advantage differs in ways that could be advantageous to some. Original Medicare includes Medicare…
Rank this Week: 2136

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Aug 4

    What Is a Self Proving Will?

    What Is a Self Proving Will?
    A last will is a commonly utilized estate planning document. You can use a last will to state your final wishes regarding the way that you want your personal property distributed after you pass away. There are certain laws in place regarding…
  • Jul 30

    Will a Trust Provide Nursing Home Asset Protection?

    Will a Trust Provide Nursing Home Asset Protection?
    Nursing home asset protection is something everyone should take seriously. Most seniors in the United States will need custodial care eventually, and Medicare will not pay for this type of care. Medicare will pay for costs associated with…
  • Jul 30

    Retirement Planning FAQs: How Much Can I Expect From Social Security?

    Retirement Planning FAQs: How Much Can I Expect From Social Security?
    Retirement planning is the first step when you are making preparations for the eventualities of aging. These days, retirement is not a given. For most people, it takes careful planning to accumulate the necessary resources. Social Security…
Rank this Week: 2792

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/
  • Aug 3

    Gun Trust and Foreiture of Weapons under Protest

    Gun Trust and Foreiture of Weapons under Protest
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have recently decided to re-classify parachute flares and 40mm chalk rounds as explosives and begun the confiscation process. Those in the gun industry feel this ruling could soon be…
  • Jul 10

    Can I bring a firearm into a Hospital in Florida?

    Can I bring a firearm into a Hospital in Florida?
    As a gun trust attorney it is my duty to keep up with the latest gun laws throughout the country and clients are often surprised how different the laws can vary state to state.  I was recently asked by a client if someone with a valid…
  • Jun 29

    Can I carry a concealed firearm to church?

    Can I carry a concealed firearm to church?
    With the recent church shooting in Charleston, our office has received many questions asking if it is legal to carry a concealed weapon to church with a CWL, or concealed weapons license. Currently, there are no laws in Florida that forbid…
Rank this Week: 2437

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/
  • Aug 3

    Trust Shortages: Sponsorship Fee

    Trust Shortages: Sponsorship Fee
    It was been almost 7 years since we posted the piece titled “Trade Association Membership: weighing the costs vs. the benefits”.   Towards the end of that article, we discuss how the master trust sponsor fee provides a…
  • Jul 31

    Missouri Audits: What’s in store for round 2?

    Missouri Audits: What’s in store for round 2?
    The Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors will meet August 4th and 5th to discuss legislation, regulation drafts and changes to the examination process.  The State Board examiners are completing the first audit of…
  • Jul 29

    Preneed Trust Shortages: Investment Management Fee

    Preneed Trust Shortages: Investment Management Fee
    One strength of the state association master trust is that it can provide the ‘critical mass’ required for economies of scale to reduce trust management costs.  As the state master trust grows in size, the association can…
Rank this Week: 2187

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch…

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplan.com/blog
  • Aug 3

    Please Nominate This Blog for the 2015 ABA Journal Blawg 100

    Please Nominate This Blog for the 2015 ABA Journal Blawg 100
    Do you like this blog? If so, may I ask a favor? Please nominate this blog for the 2015 ABA Journal ‘Blawg 100.’ “Friend-of-the-blawg” nominations are due on or before August 16, 2015. The nomination form can be found…
  • Jul 28

    Ernie Banks Estate, Part 6: Surviving Spouse’s Award

    Ernie Banks Estate, Part 6: Surviving Spouse’s Award
    This is the sixth in my series on various legal aspects of the Estate of Ernie Banks. You can read my first five installments here. First, and before I completely bury the lead, news broke just yesterday that Elizabeth Banks filed the…
  • Jul 20

    ULC Rewrites ‘Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act’

    ULC Rewrites ‘Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act’
    Almost exactly one year ago I wrote a blog post about the ‘Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act’ (UFADAA) that was adopted in July 2014 by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC). My post provided an overview about how the…
Rank this Week: 2890

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Aug 3

    Will My Heirs Be Forced To Pay an Inheritance Tax

    Will My Heirs Be Forced To Pay an Inheritance Tax
    Will My Heirs Be Forced To Pay an Inheritance Tax from Timothy Murphy Many people are under the impression that an inheritance tax and an estate tax are the same thing. As we stated previously, the estate tax is applied to the entire taxable…
  • Aug 2

    Is Probate Always a Problem?

    Is Probate Always a Problem?
    When you look into the subject of estate planning, you will hear a lot of things about probate. This is the process of estate administration. If you use a Will to state your final wishes with regard to your personally held property, the Will…
  • Jul 31

    A Look at Asset Protection for Landlord

    A Look at Asset Protection for Landlord
    When you have been able to accumulate resources, you have to protect what you have earned. Without question, we live in a litigious society, and there are always those who are willing to sue. For this reason, asset protection is a top…
Rank this Week: 2540

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/
  • Jul 31

    Help our WWII vets: Keep Honor Flights flying

    Help our WWII vets: Keep Honor Flights flying
    You can help fulfill a dream for South Florida's aging World War II veterans: a visit to the Washington, DC memorial that was built to honor them. The vets are aging, and time is growing short. Honor Flights Southeast Florida has made the…
  • Jul 29

    What happens to Whitney Houston's millions now?

    What happens to Whitney Houston's millions now?
    Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston, has just passed away at the too-tender age of 22, following six months of medical limbo. Now, it's her estate that may be in limbo.  Houston's only child, Brown was set to…
  • Jul 28

    Domestic partners who marry can still achieve estate planning goal

    Domestic partners who marry can still achieve estate planning goal
    If you are in a domestic partnership and have employer-sponsored health coverage or other employer-sponsored benefits for your partner, stay alert to the changing legal landscape. Many companies may phase out coverage for domestic…
Rank this Week: 2484