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Ohio Social Security Disability…

Ohio Social Security Disability Blog

Covers family law, criminal law, and social security SSD/SSI ssues in Ohio. By the Law Offices of John T. Nicholson.

http://www.johntnicholson.com/ohiolawblog/
Rank this Week: 1183

The Ohio Trust & Estate Blog

The Ohio Trust & Estate Blog

Covers estate tax, marriage, medicaid and probate. By Michael D. Bonasera.

http://www.bonasera.org
  • Dec 18

    TOMMY!

    TOMMY!
    So I’ve not posted for a while.  In fact, you’ll note that I mention in the below post that my son was about a month from arriving…  Well, arrive he did.  On 6/18/2012 Tommy arrived and, smiling almost ever…
  • May 8

    Sad Update

    Sad Update
    Its been a while since I’ve written anything here and, though I fully intend to get back to it in the coming months, a couple sad events required mentioning: MCA died last Friday.  The number of tributes available on the web make this…
  • Aug 16

    So Many Great Blogs, So Little Time

    So Many Great Blogs, So Little Time
    My Google Reader account is getting pretty full-up.  There’s so many great resources out there for estate planning that it’s getting hard to keep up!  It’s a nice problem to have I guess…
Rank this Week: 1100

Unique Estate Law Blog

Unique Estate Law Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://uniqueestatelaw.com/lawyer/blog/Unique_Estate_Law_Blog.htm
Rank this Week: 1083

Massachusetts Estate Planning and…

Massachusetts Estate Planning and Elder Law

Discusses estate planning, elder law and health insurance matters in Massachusetts. By Leanna Hamil.

http://lhamillattorney.typepad.com/main/
  • Oct 10

    How Should I Divide My Assets?

    How Should I Divide My Assets?
    A lot of times when I’m meeting with clients they will ask me “how should we leave our stuff?” They have children, grandchildren, siblings, parents, nieces, nephews, charities they like to support and they are having trouble figuring…
  • Sep 18

    Leaving A Memo or Letter With Your Will

    Leaving A Memo or Letter With Your Will
    Your Will is the place where you distribute certain types of property after your death. Anything that has a joint owner (like a house or a bank account) or a named beneficiary (like a retirement plan or insurance policy) will pass to the…
  • Sep 10

    Changing Guardianship Nomination

    Changing Guardianship Nomination
    If you find yourself need to change the guardianship nominations for your children, there are some steps you need to take.  All parents of minor children (and parents of special needs children) should nominate guardians in legal documents so…
Rank this Week: 686

Texas Estate Planning and Probate…

Texas Estate Planning and Probate Law

By Gary Howell.

http://texaslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    The End of the Blog

    The End of the Blog
    This is the last post for the Texas Estate Planning and Probate Law blog. I did my best to try and keep it up, but just found it too difficult to update on a regular basis. In addition, I am leaving the practice of law as of the end of…
  • Nov 1

    Unlimited Charitable Gifts Through the End of 2005

    Unlimited Charitable Gifts Through the End of 2005
    The Hurricane Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act (KETRA) allows unlimited gifts to charity up to a donor's total income until the end of 2005. This provision also permits unlimited IRA withdrawals and gifts to charity. Under Sec. 301(b)(1)(A),…
  • Oct 2

    Is Repeal of the Estate Tax a Dead Issue?

    Is Repeal of the Estate Tax a Dead Issue?
    Sometime shortly, the Senate is expected to vote on the fate of the estate tax. The House has already voted to repeal the tax; however, several Senators have found it difficult to vote for total repeal. One Senator, Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), who…
Rank this Week: 725

New York Estate Planning Lawyer…

New York Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, estate administration and estate taxes. By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 25

    Understanding the Law – Relocating a Trust

    Understanding the Law – Relocating a Trust
    Sometimes after setting up a trust, circumstances occur that change our goals for that trust. Recently, we wrote about how to fix a broken trust which occurs when a trust no longer serves the purpose for which it was established. However, a…
  • Mar 22

    Thinking Ahead: Taking Estate Planning Seriously

    Thinking Ahead: Taking Estate Planning Seriously
    While Americans have definitely paid more attention to estate planning in the last several years, not enough are yet taking estate planning as seriously as they should. According to WealthManagement.com citing a survey from Caring.com, only…
  • Mar 20

    What Happens to Your IRA When You Pass Away?

    What Happens to Your IRA When You Pass Away?
    Unfortunately, traditional social security often doesn’t provide the means for seniors to live comfortably after they retire. The cost of living often rises quicker than adjustments can be made to social security allowances. There are…
Rank this Week: 4707

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

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

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1478

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 24

    WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR DEBT AT DEATH?

    WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR DEBT AT DEATH?
    Everyone reads about the huge transfer of wealth occurring from one generation to the next, however, it is estimated that 73% of decedents have outstanding debt at their death. According to Credit.com, the decedents carried an average total…
  • Mar 21

    EVER WONDER WHAT YOUR FICA TAX IS FOR?

    EVER WONDER WHAT YOUR FICA TAX IS FOR?
    FICA taxes, which originate from the Federal Insurance Contributions Act, is a United States federal payroll (or employment) tax imposed on both employees and employers. This payroll tax is withheld from employee paychecks and paid by…
  • Mar 16

    HOPING FOR AN INHERITANCE? YOU MAY NOT GET AS MUCH AS YOU EXPECT

    HOPING FOR AN INHERITANCE? YOU MAY NOT GET AS MUCH AS YOU EXPECT
    Everyone should be grateful to receive an inheritance, and no parent wants to leave their offspring with nothing. But just 21 percent of those who plan to bequeath money to their children tell them how much money they'll get. When kids do…
Rank this Week: 1877

Odgers Law Group Blog

Odgers Law Group Blog

Covers California business and estate planning law.

https://odgerslawgroup.com/blog/
  • Mar 24

    Regulations and Restrictions to Form a California Dental Corporation

    Regulations and Restrictions to Form a California Dental Corporation
    In California, practicing as a professional California dental corporation may bestow you with many benefits over practicing as a sole proprietor or partnership. Formed under the  Moscone-Knox Professional Corporation Act, a professional…
  • Mar 16

    Choosing the Right Business Entity Type

    Choosing the Right Business Entity Type
    What Type of Business Entity Should I form? The first question I receive from anyone looking to start a business is usually What type of business entity should I form? The answer (to no one’s surprise) is “it depends.” The…
  • Feb 27

    Amazon FBA State Sales Tax Issue

    Amazon FBA State Sales Tax Issue
    Amazon FBA State Sales Tax Issues for E-Commerce Companies to Consider Recently we’ve had queries from multiple clients dealing with Amazon FBA state sales tax issues for eCommerce stores. Often, sellers have dabbled on retail platforms…
Rank this Week: 2197

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

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

http://blog.kylekrull.com/kansas-missouri-estate-planning/
Rank this Week: 5092

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/
  • Mar 24

    Missouri Financial Exam Documents: Insurance Policie

    Missouri Financial Exam Documents: Insurance Policie
    The financial examination records sought by the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors two bullet points directed at insurance funded arrangements: A current statement from any/all applicable insurance companies with which…
  • Mar 17

    Missouri Exam Documents: Trustee Record

    Missouri Exam Documents: Trustee Record
    In a prior post, we listed the records sought by the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors when an examination is scheduled against a preneed seller.  In this post we will look at the five bullet points that involve the…
  • Mar 12

    Round 2 of Missouri’s Preneed Exams: The Document Request

    Round 2 of Missouri’s Preneed Exams: The Document Request
    It has been more than a year since the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors approved the expansion of the scope of financial examinations.  Consequently, preneed sellers up for their second preneed audit are receiving…
Rank this Week: 4452

Krueger & Hernandez SC Blog

Krueger & Hernandez SC Blog

Covers personal injury and estate planning.

http://www.kh-law.net/blog/
  • Mar 24

    Information on Wisconsin Probate Court

    Information on Wisconsin Probate Court
    Are you a resident of Wisconsin? Are you in the process of creating an estate plan? Has a loved one recently passed on? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, there’s a good chance that you need to learn more about…
  • Mar 22

    How do I know if I am eligible for Vaccine Injury Compensation?

    How do I know if I am eligible for Vaccine Injury Compensation?
    The VICP (The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program) was established in 1986 to help compensate vaccine recipients and their families who have been severely injured as a result of adverse effects from certain vaccines. The VICP pays…
  • Mar 20

    What are the Best Asset Protection Strategies?

    What are the Best Asset Protection Strategies?
    There is no denying the fact that starting a business can be both challenging and rewarding. With this in mind, you need to weigh the pros and cons of moving forward. Like many, you may decide to take the leap. You may realize that being your…
Rank this Week: 1864

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/
  • Mar 24

    Going Home - How to Prepare for your Hospital Discharge

    Going Home - How to Prepare for your Hospital Discharge
    Are you or a loved one being discharged too home from a hospital? It’s important to be prepared before the discharge. Advance preparation will make life easier for both patient and family, help ensure that the proper home care is received,…
  • Mar 14

    What happens if you have no Executor when you die?

    What happens if you have no Executor when you die?
    If you don’t have a Will, you don’t have an Executor.  Your Executor is the person you name to carry out the terms of your Will, meet your post-mortem legal obligations, and distribute your estate to your heirs. So what happens if you…
  • Mar 5

    Sad End for Penn Treaty Insurance

    Sad End for Penn Treaty Insurance
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Rank this Week: 4818

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate topics in New York. By the Law Offices of Roman Aminov.

http://www.aminovlaw.com
  • Mar 23

    Preliminary Letters Testamentary in Probate Court

    Preliminary Letters Testamentary in Probate Court
    If you have been named as the executor of a decedent’s last will, you don’t have authority to sell or distribute their assets until you have been appointed by the Surrogate’s court. That process, called probate, can take…
  • Feb 14

    New York Estate Accountings: An Overview

    New York Estate Accountings: An Overview
    Being an executor or administrator of an estate come with many responsibilities. Collecting and insuring the estate’s assets, paying valid debts and expenses, filing income taxes, and list goes on. That’s why most clients look…
  • Nov 28

    Contesting a Will in New York: An Overview of Will Contest

    Contesting a Will in New York: An Overview of Will Contest
    People (usually those who have been disinherited) often wonder if they have any rights to contest a last will and testament of a loved one which they believe to be an invalid will. There may be many reasons why they believe the will to be a…
Rank this Week: 2780

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Covers corporate, elder law, estate planning and special needs planning.

http://www.littmankrooks.com/blog/
  • Mar 23

    The Supreme Court Rules that a Free Appropriate Public Education Requires More Than Trivial Progre

    The Supreme Court Rules that a Free Appropriate Public Education Requires More Than Trivial Progre
    By Marion Walsh, Esq., and Arshi Pal, Graduate Law Clerk, Littman Krooks LLP (Read our previous article on this subject) On March 22, 2017, the United States Supreme Court, in a seminal and unanimous ruling, in Endrew F. v. Douglas County…
  • Mar 21

    Five Ways To Recognize Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

    Five Ways To Recognize Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
    By Marion M. Walsh, Esq. March represents Developmental Disabilities Awareness month. According to the Center for Disease Control, the prevalence of developmental disabilities, in the past twelve years, has increased.  The term…
  • Mar 8

    The Changing Landscape of 17-A Guardianship

    The Changing Landscape of 17-A Guardianship
    By Erica Fitzgerald, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP Article 17-A of the Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act provides a mechanism by which, generally speaking, a parent or interested person over the age of 18 (“Petitioner”) may seek…
Rank this Week: 2080

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Mar 23

    The Need for Incapacity Planning

    The Need for Incapacity Planning
    Estate planning should accomplish much more than simply designing a roadmap to be followed when you are gone for the divisions of your estate assets. In fact, a well thought out estate plan should also help grow and protect those assets while…
  • Mar 21

    How Can a Financial Planning Lawyer Help Me?

    How Can a Financial Planning Lawyer Help Me?
    You undoubtedly already know that careful financial planning throughout the course of your life is essential if you wish to grow your assets and accumulate sufficient assets to live comfortably during your retirement years. You may also…
  • Mar 16

    Should I Incorporate?

    Should I Incorporate?
    For many people, owning a small business is their part of the American dream. If you are one of those people, and you have finally decided to pursue that dream, you will have a number of important decisions to make before your business gets…
Rank this Week: 2795

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination: Damages in Consideration of Unemployment Benefit

    New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination: Damages in Consideration of Unemployment Benefit
    New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (the “LAD”) makes it unlawful to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, age, nationality, gender, religion, sexual orientation and several other specifically protected…
  • Mar 20

    Lost Profits as Commercial Damages and The New Business Rule

    Lost Profits as Commercial Damages and The New Business Rule
    In a business dispute, a prevailing party is awarding damages awarded damages it can prove, typically awarded lost profits.  The “New Business Rule,” however, has traditionally including recovery of lost profits for…
  • Mar 19

    Equitable Relief in the Chancery Division of New Jersey’s Superior Court

    Equitable Relief in the Chancery Division of New Jersey’s Superior Court
    The General Equity Part of the Chancery Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey has the ability to grant “equitable” relief in addition to money damages, making it a desirable venue for business dispute. Where a New Jersey…
Rank this Week: 3840

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 22

    Optimizing Your Retirement Planning Strategy for Taxe

    Optimizing Your Retirement Planning Strategy for Taxe
    Looking ahead to the future is critical for any individual who is in the process of saving for retirement. Setting aside enough money to handle increasing longevity concerns and the rising costs of long term care are two of the most common…
  • Mar 15

    Most Americans Simply Are Not Prepared for Retirement: How to Plan Ahead

    Most Americans Simply Are Not Prepared for Retirement: How to Plan Ahead
    The country’s largest money manager BlackRock, recently asked Americans who are participating in a defined contribution plan like a 401(k) how they see themselves as prepared for retirement. Most of those individuals said that they were…
  • Mar 9

    It is Important to Know the Difference Between Probate and Nonprobate Asset

    It is Important to Know the Difference Between Probate and Nonprobate Asset
    When it comes to estate planning, many people think that simple is better and they might be under the assumption that a will is all they need. However, people might be under the impression that wills can avoid problems on death because the…
Rank this Week: 3813

California Tax and Estate Planning…

California Tax and Estate Planning Law Blog

By NewPoint Law Group. Covers taxation, estate planning, business law, and real property law.

http://newpointlaw.com/legal-blog/
  • Mar 22

    Can Californians Face Tax Evasion Charges if They Haven’t Filed Taxes for Years or Decades?

    Can Californians Face Tax Evasion Charges if They Haven’t Filed Taxes for Years or Decades?
    Taxpayers who have not filed taxes in a number of years generally have a sense that they are not in the best legal or financial position. When individuals who have neglected to satisfy their tax duties for years come into our law offices,…
  • Mar 20

    What Happens if I Skip Tax Day or Haven’t Filed Taxes in Years?

    What Happens if I Skip Tax Day or Haven’t Filed Taxes in Years?
    Taxpayers are reluctant to file and pay taxes for a variety of reasons. Some taxpayers may believe that they do not earn enough to have to pay taxes. Other taxpayers may fear learning about their tax obligations and will put off doing their…
  • Mar 6

    As Tax Day 2017 Approaches, More Than $1 Billion in Unclaimed Tax Refunds Is About to Expire

    As Tax Day 2017 Approaches, More Than $1 Billion in Unclaimed Tax Refunds Is About to Expire
    Few Californians look forward to Tax Day. However, the reputation of Tax Day as a day of financial reckoning is perhaps undeserved. While it is true that you can learn of large, unexpected tax obligations, most people will become aware of a…
Rank this Week: 2087

Back in the Black Hills

Back in the Black Hills

Covers South Dakota criminal law, family law and estate planning issues. By Tana Fye.

http://backintheblackhills.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 22

    We're Hiring!

    We're Hiring!
    Fye Law Office seeks candidates for an Associate Attorney position. Applicants with all levels of experience are encouraged to apply. A successful candidate will have an interest in family law, juvenile law, estate planning/probate. Interest…
  • Oct 7

    Rural Areas Need More Lawyer

    Rural Areas Need More Lawyer
    I live and work primarily in rural Nebraska, but am from the Rapid City area of South Dakota.  And I hear about and see first hand that there is a shortage of lawyers able to handle the caseload that exists.  The American Bar…
  • Jan 4

    ICWA and the SCOTUS

    ICWA and the SCOTUS
    For only the second time, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear a case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).  This Reuters article describes the situation as a "human tragedy," which pretty much can describe any case…
Rank this Week: 4833

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

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

    Basics of Estate Planning: Charitable Trust

    Basics of Estate Planning: Charitable Trust
    This is another in a series of blogs on the basics of estate planning. Last week, we looked at Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts. This week, we’ll look at charitable trusts. There are two primary types of charitable trusts, they are…
  • Mar 20

    Video Review: Patient, A Surgeon’s Journey

    Video Review: Patient, A Surgeon’s Journey
    Patient, A Surgeon’s Journey, a moving 72-minute documentary, is a thought- and conversation-provoking film that can help families wrap their hearts and minds around mortality issues. During 2017, we’ve seen news reports of coffin…
  • Mar 17

    To Trust or Not to Trust…

    To Trust or Not to Trust…
    As a leader, do you insist on loyalty or cultivate trust in your organization? A common mistake many leaders make is expecting loyalty without creating a level of trust first. Here at the Academy, they encourage and trust us to be creative,…
Rank this Week: 3692

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/
Rank this Week: 4913

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 21

    What it really means when you add someone to the title of your property

    What it really means when you add someone to the title of your property
    Anyone who reads this blog regularly will have noticed, as I have, how often people talk about "adding a name" to the title to real estate. I hear the same phrase in my practice and in my seminars. It concerns me that so many people…
  • Mar 16

    Two beneficiaries want Dad's house sold, and two don't. What will happen?

    Two beneficiaries want Dad's house sold, and two don't. What will happen?
    If some beneficiaries want a specific piece of estate property to be sold, and others don't, what will happen? Who decides whether it's sold? Can it be given to a beneficiary? A reader recently asked these questions: "My dad died and…
  • Mar 16

    New VOCM radio show - The Law Show - starting April 6, 2017

    New VOCM radio show - The Law Show - starting April 6, 2017
    Starting on April 6, 2017, you'll be able to listen to me on a weekly radio show. I will be co-hosting The Law Show along with Chelsea Kennedy, our Executive Practice Co-ordinator. For an hour each Thursday, we'll talk about legal topics such…
Rank this Week: 4775

PVW Estate Planning, Business…

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

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

http://www.pvwestateplanning.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 21

    Selection of Asset Protection Trust Jurisdiction

    Selection of Asset Protection Trust Jurisdiction
    By Monte L. Schatz A lawsuit for wrongful death and negligence was filed February of 2017 in the Los Angeles Superior Court by parents of their 21 year old son who drowned July of 2015 in the pool of celebrity Demi Moore’s Beverly Hills…
  • Apr 20

    Proposed Basis Consistency Regulation

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

    New Nebraska Law for Accessing Digital Assets of Deceased

    New Nebraska Law for Accessing Digital Assets of Deceased
    On April 13, Nebraska passed legislation for handling digital assets for those that die or become unable to manage their own assets. LB 829 authorizes four types of individuals to manage the digital assets, similar to how they would manage…
Rank this Week: 2425

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

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

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4510

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Mar 20

    Medicare Actively Expanding MSP Compliance for Personal Injury Claimant

    Medicare Actively Expanding MSP Compliance for Personal Injury Claimant
    On February 3, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they would be establishing two new Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) processes – one for Liability Medicare Set-Asides (LMSA) and the other for Non-Fault…
  • Mar 13

    Predators and Creditors: How to Protect Your Family

    Predators and Creditors: How to Protect Your Family
    Estate planning has come a long way from when I first began practice in 1993. At the time, estate planning was highly driven by a need to avoid or minimize estate taxes and the tax rules took precedence over many other considerations for many…
  • Mar 3

    Events That Inspire Estate Planning

    Events That Inspire Estate Planning
    Frequently clients call our office due to a perceived risk, such as an upcoming surgery or a long-distance vacation. The refrain is usually, “I need to update (or create) my will in case something happens!” Fear of one’s own…
Rank this Week: 2179

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/
  • Mar 20

    Medicare Actively Expanding MSP Compliance for Personal Injury Claimant

    Medicare Actively Expanding MSP Compliance for Personal Injury Claimant
    On February 3, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they would be establishing two new Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) processes – one for Liability Medicare Set-Asides (LMSA) and the other for Non-Fault…
  • Mar 13

    Predators and Creditors: How to Protect Your Family

    Predators and Creditors: How to Protect Your Family
    Estate planning has come a long way from when I first began practice in 1993. At the time, estate planning was highly driven by a need to avoid or minimize estate taxes and the tax rules took precedence over many other considerations for many…
  • Mar 3

    Events That Inspire Estate Planning

    Events That Inspire Estate Planning
    Frequently clients call our office due to a perceived risk, such as an upcoming surgery or a long-distance vacation. The refrain is usually, “I need to update (or create) my will in case something happens!” Fear of one’s own…
Rank this Week: 2735

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

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

    Facts to Know About Medicare Planning

    Facts to Know About Medicare Planning
    Estate Planning Attorney Assisting NY Families with Medicare Concerns Medicare planning is an essential component for any estate plan. After all, there will come a time when you need to use Medicare to cover your medical costs and…
  • Mar 13

    Should I Leave the Family Home to My Children?

    Should I Leave the Family Home to My Children?
    Experienced NY Estate Planning Attorney Discusses the Right Time to Transfer the Family Home When considering your estate plan, one thing you may wonder is whether you should leave the family home to your child or children. You want your…
  • Mar 6

    What Are My Options for End of Life Care?

    What Are My Options for End of Life Care?
    Elder Care Attorney Helping Families in New York with End of Life Care Planning Part of elder planning and estate planning is creating an end-of-life care plan. While no one wants to admit their own mortality, having a plan in place that…
Rank this Week: 2030

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.czepigalaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 17

    When Your Family Can’t Agree: CzepigaDalyPope Offers New Service

    When Your Family Can’t Agree: CzepigaDalyPope Offers New Service
    Helping Families See Eye to Eye What happens when family members find themselves at an impasse over a decision about how to care for an aging parent or a loved one with disabilities? Or manage that person’s financial assets? How…
  • Mar 16

    How to Solve Housing Problems for a Loved One With Special Need

    How to Solve Housing Problems for a Loved One With Special Need
    By  Kathleen D. Tetreault Shelter is one of life’s basic necessities.  Yet simply because something is necessary, does not mean that it is easy to acquire. Perhaps this sobering truth is best known by aging parents of…
  • Mar 3

    $14,000 Tax-Free Gifts: A Good Way to Reduce Your Taxable Estate

    $14,000 Tax-Free Gifts: A Good Way to Reduce Your Taxable Estate
    By Peter J. Smith One of the most common questions I get on a daily basis is about annual gifting.  In particular, clients ask about giving away $14,000 a year. Can you?  Should you?  Are you limited to that amount?  How…
Rank this Week: 2708

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

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

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Mar 16

    Lawsuit Against Santa Barbara's Ban On Short-Term Rentals Can Proceed

    Lawsuit Against Santa Barbara's Ban On Short-Term Rentals Can Proceed
    Jason Wansor and Travis Logue, attorneys with the Santa Barbara law firm of Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP, are representing Theo Kracke in his lawsuit against the City of Santa Barbara over its ban of short-term vacation…
  • Mar 10

    Court Denies City of Santa Barbara's Anti-SLAPP Motion

    Court Denies City of Santa Barbara's Anti-SLAPP Motion
    On March 10, 2017, Ventura Judge Mark Borrell issued a ruling to deny the City of Santa Barbara’s anti-SLAPP motion in the lawsuit brought by Theo Kracke challenging the City’s ban of short-term vacation rentals as a violation of…
  • Mar 10

    Court Denies City of Santa Barbara's Anti-SLAPP Motion

    Court Denies City of Santa Barbara's Anti-SLAPP Motion
    March 10, 2017   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Court Denies City of Santa Barbara's Anti-Slapp Motion On March 10, 2017, Ventura Judge Mark Borrell issued a ruling to deny the City of Santa Barbara’s anti-SLAPP motion in the lawsuit…
Rank this Week: 2068

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Covers wills, trusts & estates, guardianships, tax and asset protection planning.

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 15

    New Jersey has yet to creat an estate tax return form for people dying in 2017

    New Jersey has yet to creat an estate tax return form for people dying in 2017
    As many of you know, New Jersey recently revised its estate tax law.  Effective January 1, 2017, people who die in the year 2017 will have a New Jersey estate tax exemption of $2,000,000.  Since the law was enacted towards the end…
  • Feb 9

    Notification of the Death of a Loved One

    Notification of the Death of a Loved One
    New Jersey recently passed a new law that requires senior citizen housing developments to notify the next of kin in the event that a resident passes away in the development.  See…
  • Jan 23

    Why Titling Of Assets Is So Important In Second Marriage

    Why Titling Of Assets Is So Important In Second Marriage
    I was talking to another estate planning recently and discussing how much of our work involves assisting clients who have blended families.  Blended families generally refers to clients who are married but at least one of the spouses has…
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Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Mar 15

    IRS Grants Same-Sex Married Couples Partial Gift and Estate Tax Relief

    IRS Grants Same-Sex Married Couples Partial Gift and Estate Tax Relief
    Earlier this year, the IRS issued Notice 2017-15 giving same-sex married couples some retroactive relief from the application of the gift, estate and generation-skipping taxes to transfers between the spouses.  This relief was necessary…
  • Mar 9

    Trustee Removals: Following the Winding Path of the Uniform Trust Code

    Trustee Removals: Following the Winding Path of the Uniform Trust Code
    Until recently, the matter of removing a trustee of a trust was largely a matter for Courts applying common law based on prior Court decisions. Since 2000, however, a number of states, including Kentucky, have adopted the Uniform Trust Code…
  • Mar 8

    South By South What? Vague Language over Immigration Policy Creates Disruption for Music Festival

    South By South What? Vague Language over Immigration Policy Creates Disruption for Music Festival
    South by Southwest® Conference and Festivals, known by its more familiar title SXSW®, recently received intense backlash over two clauses in its contract with artists who perform at the festival. The first clause states: “If…
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Elder Counsel Blog

Elder Counsel Blog

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

http://www.eldercounsel.com/blog/
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Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • Mar 14

    Divorced?, Now Single?, New Marriage? Your written estate plan must reflect your desired intentions for beneficiarie

    Divorced?, Now Single?, New Marriage? Your written estate plan must reflect your desired intentions for beneficiarie
    What Effect Does Divorce or Remarriage Have On Your Estate Plan Anytime there is a major life change, whether it is the birth of a child, marriage, or divorce, your estate plan should evolve as your life evolves. But do any of these events…
  • Feb 28

    A decedent dies but has unpaid child support – What happens legally?

    A decedent dies but has unpaid child support – What happens legally?
    Florida Appeals Court Strikes Down Probate Creditor Claims From Child For Child Support Arrearages On May 11, 2016, the Fourth District Court of Appeal issued its decision in Davis v. Hengen regarding creditor claims for child support…
  • Feb 13

    Elder Abuse is a crime, even subtle financial exploitation

    Elder Abuse is a crime, even subtle financial exploitation
    Criminalizing Exploitation of the Elderly and Its Effects on Estate Planning For estate planning attorneys, the concept of criminal punishment is not the first thought when asked: “What could be the outcome?” In a typical case,…
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Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

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

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 14

    Seminar: Remove & Expungement of Criminal Arrests and Convictions- Free Seminar

    Seminar: Remove &amp; Expungement of Criminal Arrests and Convictions- Free Seminar
    Seminar: Remove & Expungement of Criminal Arrests and Convictions- Free Seminar March 28, [new date] Edison Library 7:00pm-7:45         COST: Free  Complimentary materials provided.…
  • Feb 19

    Free Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar NJ

    Free Wills, Estate Planning &amp; Probate Seminar NJ
      Metuchen LibraryWills, Estate Planning & Probate SeminarApril 24 at 7:00pm Free community program 480 Middlesex Ave. Metuchen, NJ 08840 WILLS & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION-PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND MAKE PLANNING EASY SPEAKER:…
  • Feb 1

    Edison Library New NJ Estate Tax Law, Wills, & Estate Seminar 2017 dates: February 13 & Feb 28

    Edison Library New NJ Estate Tax Law, Wills, &amp; Estate Seminar 2017 dates: February 13 &amp; Feb 28
        Edison LibraryNew NJ Estate Tax Law, Wills, & Estate Seminar 2017 dates:February 13 at 7pm  Clara Barton Library 141 Hoover Ave, Edison, NJ 08837 (732) 738-0096February 28 Edison Library Main Branch 340…
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California Probate and Estate…

California Probate and Estate Planning Blog

Covers California probate and estate planning including law changes, legal strategies, and detailed descriptions of the options available. By Meissner, Joseph & Palley, Inc.

http://www.californiaprobate.info/blog
  • Mar 13

    Estate planning lessons from other’s mistake

    Estate planning lessons from other’s mistake
    On March 11, 2016 I got the call of a lifetime… and I do not mean that in a good way. I got the call from the police, in Logan, Utah, that my mother had been shot to death by her husband. This is not a post about domestic abuse, gun…
  • Mar 2

    Carne v. Worthington (2016) 246 Cal.App.4th 548 – Heggstad petitions with trust

    Carne v. Worthington (2016) 246 Cal.App.4th 548 – Heggstad petitions with trust
    You likely know that CaliforniaProbate.info tries to stay up on all “Heggstad” related news. As the owner of www.heggstadpetition.com it is imperative that I keep up-to-date on these cases. We advise clients, and potential…
  • Feb 16

    Calendar Notes in Probate Court

    Calendar Notes in Probate Court
    You get calendar notes in your probate court case. Now what do you? Every county is different. Some counties post calendar notes (or “tentative rulings”) a day before the court hearing and some do it a month before. Some do not…
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The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt…

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt Blog

Covers caregiver issues, estate planning, living at home and special needs trusts.

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

    Elder Care Workshop Series at Norwell Public Library

    Elder Care Workshop Series at Norwell Public Library
    Getting older? Taking care of someone who is? Come to this series to learn some helpful tips from local Elder Services professionals.   Wednesday, March 15: “Learn to Speak Alzheimereze” Discover tips to work with a person…
  • Mar 9

    Repeal & Replace of ObamaCare, a/k/a RyanCare

    Repeal &amp; Replace of ObamaCare, a/k/a RyanCare
    There are so many articles coming out right now trying to summarize RyanCare.  I’ve gone straight to my favorite source for all things medical financing – the Kaiser Foundation.  Their reports are well researched,…
  • Mar 9

    Repeal & Replace of ObamaCare, a/k/a RyanCare

    Repeal &amp; Replace of ObamaCare, a/k/a RyanCare
    There are so many articles coming out right now trying to summarize RyanCare.  I’ve gone straight to my favorite source for all things medical financing – the Kaiser Foundation.  Their reports are well researched,…
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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/
  • Mar 11

    Can a Special Needs Trust Help My Disabled Child?

    Can a Special Needs Trust Help My Disabled Child?
    There are many kinds of trusts used in estate planning. One you may not have heard about before is a special needs trust. This is a trust designed to provide for a person who is receiving certain types of government benefits, such as Medi-Cal…
  • Mar 11

    Can a Special Needs Trust Help My Disabled Child?

    Can a Special Needs Trust Help My Disabled Child?
    There are many kinds of trusts used in estate planning. One you may not have heard about before is a special needs trust. This is a trust designed to provide for a person who is receiving certain types of government benefits, such as Medi-Cal…
  • Mar 10

    Who Has the Right to Plan My Funeral?

    Who Has the Right to Plan My Funeral?
    Many people do not bother to plan for their own funerals. They just assume their family will take care of the arrangements when the time comes. If there is disagreement among family members, however, a funeral can quickly turn into a…
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Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Mar 10

    Movies About Estate Planning: Oscars Edition

    Movies About Estate Planning: Oscars Edition
    Manchester by the Sea Casey Affleck recently won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as a janitor/handyman who becomes the guardian of his teenage nephew, after the boy’s father dies.  This general plot line is…
  • Feb 14

    Book Review: A Perfectly Good Family

    Book Review: A Perfectly Good Family
    Taking the proverbial busman’s holiday, I recently read the novel “A Perfectly Good Family,” by Lionel Shriver.  The book was about what happens when three siblings inherit the family “mansion” in Raleigh,…
  • Jan 24

    Movies About Estate Planning: “Make Way for Tomorrow”

    Movies About Estate Planning: “Make Way for Tomorrow”
    One of the saddest movies of all of time is “Make way for Tomorrow” a 1937 Paramount Production directed by the renowned Leo G. McCarey. The film is a neglected masterpiece, so by all means watch it.  Just make sure you have…
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Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Mar 10

    Movies About Estate Planning: Oscars Edition

    Movies About Estate Planning: Oscars Edition
    Manchester by the Sea Casey Affleck recently won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as a janitor/handyman who becomes the guardian of his teenage nephew, after the boy’s father dies.  This general plot line is…
  • Feb 14

    Book Review: A Perfectly Good Family

    Book Review: A Perfectly Good Family
    Taking the proverbial busman’s holiday, I recently read the novel “A Perfectly Good Family,” by Lionel Shriver.  The book was about what happens when three siblings inherit the family “mansion” in Raleigh,…
  • Jan 24

    Movies About Estate Planning: “Make Way for Tomorrow”

    Movies About Estate Planning: “Make Way for Tomorrow”
    One of the saddest movies of all of time is “Make way for Tomorrow” a 1937 Paramount Production directed by the renowned Leo G. McCarey. The film is a neglected masterpiece, so by all means watch it.  Just make sure you have…
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Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury and accidents, DUI, criminal defense, bank side bankruptcy cases, creditors' rights, divorce and family custody, and estate planning. By Fessler Schneider & Grimme.

http://www.fsgattorneys.com/blog
  • Mar 9

    Complete Service Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Complete Service Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
         When we shop for groceries, we like a store that has everything from soup to nuts.  When we shop for clothes, we want everything from underwear to overcoats to be in the same store.  We also want a law firm…
  • Feb 21

    Traffic Defense Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY

    Traffic Defense Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY
    You, your spouse, or your child was stopped and charged with DUI, DWI, Speeding, or multiple traffic offenses.  You need to have representation.  The fine is the least of your problems. Traffic offenses sounds simple, but many of…
  • Feb 10

    Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    You had a car accident or an injury at work, and now you are seeing more medical personnel then you ever even dreamed existed.  If there is a medical problem–lack of care, misdiagnosis, errors, omissions, or too early release from…
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Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Covers family and injury law, estate planning and medical malpractice. By Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseeattorneysblog.com/
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Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Provides estate planning thoughts, news and planning ideas. By Gilfix & La Poll Associates LLP.

http://www.gilfix.com/blog/
  • Mar 9

    Estate planning implications of winning the lottery

    Estate planning implications of winning the lottery
    Although winning the lottery can be exciting, it carries enormous estate and gift tax implications. Finances can dwindle away in no time if they are not managed properly. Lottery winners have the option of taking the prize as a lump sum or an…
  • Feb 22

    Why young adults should consider estate planning

    Why young adults should consider estate planning
    Under California law, once a child turns 18 years of age they are viewed as an adult. Entering adulthood involves taking steps to prepare for the unexpected, whether it is a sudden illness or a serious accident. No one likes to think of…
  • Jan 31

    Smartphone app helps nonverbal children communicate through symbol

    Smartphone app helps nonverbal children communicate through symbol
    Predictive typing firm SwiftKey has launched a smartphone app that aims to provide special needs children with an easier way to communicate. SwiftKey Symbols is described as an assistive symbol-based communication app specially designed for…
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Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covers asset protection, estate planning, probate and income tax planning. By Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill P.A.

http://www.sbshlaw.com/blog
  • Mar 9

    Is Trump’s Desire to Abolish the Johnson Amendment Good for America?

    Is Trump’s Desire to Abolish the Johnson Amendment Good for America?
    Are President Trump’s stated efforts to ‘destroy’ the Johnson Amendment a fight for free speech or a means to support political candidates with tax deductible contributions? In other words, should 501(c)(3) organizations…
  • Feb 28

    Married Couple Can’t Split Residency to Retain Dual Homestead

    Married Couple Can’t Split Residency to Retain Dual Homestead
    At the conclusion of our recently held client workshops we open the floor for questions. At all three of the venues a common question arose, “Can I be a Florida resident while my wife remains a resident of northern state?” My…
  • Feb 24

    The Difference Between a Will and a Revocable Living Trust

    The Difference Between a Will and a Revocable Living Trust
    Occasionally I am asked a basic estate planning question that I will review today, and that is the basic differences between estate-planning with a will as opposed to estate planning with a revocable living trust. First, let’s start off…
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Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

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

    (Why) Do Millennials Need Estate Planning?

    (Why) Do Millennials Need Estate Planning?
    Most estate planning clients are either retired, elderly folks who are thinking about how to best leave their assets to their adult children and grandchildren, or are middle aged married couples making sure they have the right plan in…
  • Jan 24

    Carrie Fisher/Debbie Reynolds Scenario: What Happens if my Heir and I Die on the Same Day?

    Carrie Fisher/Debbie Reynolds Scenario: What Happens if my Heir and I Die on the Same Day?
    We were all shocked and saddened when film star Debbie Reynolds passed away just one day after her daughter, Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher. Not only is it an extremely emotional time for the family, dealing with two deaths at the same time…
  • Jan 12

    Resolve to Secure Your Estate Plan in 2017

    Resolve to Secure Your Estate Plan in 2017
    It’s January! New Year’s resolutions are in full swing. We are collectively hitting the gym and committed to our diets (for now). Here is another resolution you might want to consider: let 2017 be the year you (finally) get…
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