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Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Aug 18

    Estate Administration for Family Members: What to Do First

    Estate Administration for Family Members: What to Do First
    You have gone through the steps of arranging a funeral for your loved one that has passed away. However, now you are dealing with your role as the executor. You must administer the estate, but you are unsure where to start. You do not have…
  • Aug 11

    Contracts for Geriatric Caregivers: What do You Need?

    Contracts for Geriatric Caregivers: What do You Need?
    Whether you are hiring someone privately, or you have hired a family member to care for an aging loved one, it is important that you realize this is a business transaction. This person is being hired and compensated for caring for your…
  • Aug 4

    The Basics of Elder Law

    The Basics of Elder Law
    Elder law is an area of law about the elderly. An elder law attorney is well-versed in cases that involve seniors and senior rights. Lawyers practicing in elder law focus on the important decisions made later in life, including helping their…
Rank this Week: 1787

Colorado Estate Planning

Colorado Estate Planning

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

http://blog.forbushgoldberg.com/
  • Aug 18

    Hutchence's Daughter May Still Inherit Million

    Hutchence's Daughter May Still Inherit Million
    INXS lead singer was reported to be nearly penniless when he died. INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence died in 1997 leaving behind a trust fund that was believed to be unfunded, yet family members now think his daughter will inherit millions…
  • Aug 17

    Wealthy Not Necessarily Blocked from Social Security

    Wealthy Not Necessarily Blocked from Social Security
    How a person accumulated wealth is a key factor in the decision on eligibility to receive benefits. Wealthy people are eligible for Social Security, as long as they did not accumulate their wealth through passive means, according to The…
  • Aug 16

    Medicaid May Be Very Important to You

    Medicaid May Be Very Important to You
    A reduction in Medicaid could have an impact on long-term care in a nursing home. Medicaid was set up to provide health care for poor people, including the elderly. Most of the people in nursing homes now receive Medicaid to pay for their…
Rank this Week: 3024

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Aug 18

    The Honour of Being Named a Trustee?

    The Honour of Being Named a Trustee?
    When you are appointed to act as a “trustee”, you are being asked to take on the control and management of property, but for the benefit of other persons, called the beneficiaries. The beneficiaries are usually family members of…
  • Aug 16

    A Brief Review of Solicitor’s Negligence

    A Brief Review of Solicitor’s Negligence
    Claims against solicitors for negligence often arise in the context of estates cases, whether it be the failure of a lawyer to ensure that a testator’s wishes are accurately reflected in his/her will, to neglecting to confirm the…
  • Aug 15

    Valuators – 2018 Might be a Very Good Year

    Valuators – 2018 Might be a Very Good Year
    I mentioned in my last blog that the government is proposing measures to limit the application of the lifetime capital gains exemption (“LCGE”) to owners of eligible small business corporations, based on age and…
Rank this Week: 3215

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Aug 18

    Outline Of Cause And Effect Essay in AU – essaywritings.com.au

    Outline Of Cause And Effect Essay in AU – essaywritings.com.au
    Outline Of Cause And Effect Essay in AU – essaywritings.com.au Might it be potential for an individual to create downwards my cardstock for me personally within just such a rapid closing meeting?” “Can these incredibly…
  • Aug 17

    E-commerce refers to the innovation that gives efficient capacity of access to issues from various modalities.

    E-commerce refers to the innovation that gives efficient capacity of access to issues from various modalities.
    E-commerce refers to the innovation that gives efficient capacity of access to issues from various modalities. It emerges with the selection of different business realms and completing them landing training. The same issue has five required…
  • Aug 17

    The Development and Future Perspectives of E-Commerce

    The Development and Future Perspectives of E-Commerce
    The Development and Future Perspectives of E-Commerce The introduction of smart-phones, portable electronic devices, and tablets has revolutionized electronic commerce. It is defines as the extensive application of information technology and…
Rank this Week: 2582

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Hull & Hull LLP Blog

Covers trusts and estate planning.

https://hullandhull.com/feed/
  • Aug 18

    Dramatic Changes to Ontario Disability Support Program

    Dramatic Changes to Ontario Disability Support Program
    Recent amendments to the regulations under the Ontario Disability Support Program Act have made significant changes to the Program, making it easier for people with disabilities to qualify for and maintain benefits. The amendments vary the…
  • Aug 16

    Trial Judge = Gatekeeper: Bruff-Murpy v. Gunawardena

    Trial Judge = Gatekeeper: Bruff-Murpy v. Gunawardena
    As part two of my earlier blog on the issue of expert witnesses at trial, Bruff-Murphy v. Gunawardena, 2017 ONCA 502, is a great read for the Court of Appeal’s view on the role of the trial judge during expert testimony. In the…
  • Aug 16

    Abuse of a power of attorney: when good people do bad thing

    Abuse of a power of attorney: when good people do bad thing
    We all know that bad people can do some very bad things. So, if your estate plan includes a continuing power of attorney for property (as it likely should), and you name someone to manage your affairs in the event you can’t,…
Rank this Week: 1280

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Aug 17

    Preventing Dementia and Cognitive Decline

    Preventing Dementia and Cognitive Decline
    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NAS) have recently published a report which indicates that it may be possible to prevent dementia and age-related cognitive decline. Just seven years ago, scientists were unwilling…
  • Aug 11

    Beware of Public Benefits: The Cautionary Tale of Overpayment

    Beware of Public Benefits: The Cautionary Tale of Overpayment
    Recently, I have seen an increase in the number of notices from the Social Security Administration and the Department of Medical Assistance Services relating to benefits received by a person not eligible to receive benefits any longer due to…
  • Aug 7

    The Importance of Re-evaluating Your Estate Plan

    The Importance of Re-evaluating Your Estate Plan
    For decades, estate planners have drafted estate plans around the federal estate tax, looking for ways to minimize or avoid the payment of estate taxes on death. Because the estate tax exemption amount was as low as $600,000 as recently as…
Rank this Week: 1122

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 17

    Preventing Dementia and Cognitive Decline

    Preventing Dementia and Cognitive Decline
    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NAS) have recently published a report which indicates that it may be possible to prevent dementia and age-related cognitive decline. Just seven years ago, scientists were unwilling…
  • Aug 11

    Beware of Public Benefits: The Cautionary Tale of Overpayment

    Beware of Public Benefits: The Cautionary Tale of Overpayment
    Recently, I have seen an increase in the number of notices from the Social Security Administration and the Department of Medical Assistance Services relating to benefits received by a person not eligible to receive benefits any longer due to…
  • Aug 7

    The Importance of Re-evaluating Your Estate Plan

    The Importance of Re-evaluating Your Estate Plan
    For decades, estate planners have drafted estate plans around the federal estate tax, looking for ways to minimize or avoid the payment of estate taxes on death. Because the estate tax exemption amount was as low as $600,000 as recently as…
Rank this Week: 1880

Krueger & Hernandez SC Blog

Krueger & Hernandez SC Blog

Covers personal injury and estate planning.

http://www.kh-law.net/blog/
  • Aug 17

    Reasons to Consult with a Wisconsin Estate Planning Attorney

    Reasons to Consult with a Wisconsin Estate Planning Attorney
    It is never too early or too late to create an estate plan. The same holds true if you need to make changes to a plan you created in the past. Once you have everything in order, you will feel better about anything the future brings your way.…
  • Aug 11

    Vaccine Compensation: Autoimmune Reactions to Vaccination

    Vaccine Compensation: Autoimmune Reactions to Vaccination
    According to the American Autoimmune Related Disease Association(AARDA) approximately 1 in 5 Americans suffer from an autoimmune disease. In fact, Autoimmune Diseases are now ranked as one of the top ten leading causes of death in females…
  • Aug 8

    Questions to Answer About Wisconsin Guardianship

    Questions to Answer About Wisconsin Guardianship
    If you want to learn more about Wisconsin guardianship, you shouldn’t hesitate to collect the necessary information. Before we get into the finer details of this estate planning topic, it’s important to fully understand what the…
Rank this Week: 1954

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

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

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    Advice to the Executors of an Estate

    Advice to the Executors of an Estate
    Advice to the Executors of an EstateAdvice to the Executors of an EstateThe New Probate Statute of NJ revised various sections of the New Jersey law on Wills and estates. law makes a number of substantial changes to the provisions governing…
  • Aug 17

    Administration of Estates, Probates and Decedents Law in New Jersey 3B:10-6

    Administration of Estates, Probates and Decedents Law in New Jersey 3B:10-6
    Administration of Estates, Probates and Decedents Law in New Jersey 3B:10-6B:10-6. Acts of administrator before notice of will Lawful acts performed in good faith by an administrator before notice of a will and purchases or transfers made by…
  • Aug 17

    Administrator of an Estate where there is no Will

    Administrator of an Estate where there is no Will
    Administrator of an Estate where there is no WillADMINISTRATOR OF A DECEDENTS ESTATE WHERE THERE IS NO WILL- DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESWhen a person dies without having a Will that is called intestate. The administration must be…
Rank this Week: 4319

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Aug 17

    Why Estate Planning is Important in Blended Familie

    Why Estate Planning is Important in Blended Familie
    Cincinnati estate planning lawyers help people in all different life circumstances to make appropriate plans for their future. In addition to providing advice on issues like retirement planning and financial planning, we also help you to…
  • Aug 15

    Can I Get Long-Term Care At Home?

    Can I Get Long-Term Care At Home?
    A Cincinnati Medicaid attorney provides help to people who need to make sure they can get care as a senior or in case of an illness or an injury. As you get older, the chance that you will need some kind of long term care increases…
  • Aug 10

    5 Differences Between Revocable and Irrevocable Trust

    5 Differences Between Revocable and Irrevocable Trust
    Cincinnati trust lawyers provide assistance with the creation of trusts. There are different kinds of trusts, so it is important to make sure that you work with an experienced attorney to find out which type of trust is the right one for you…
Rank this Week: 3430

New Jersey Estate Planning Center…

New Jersey Estate Planning Center Blog

Covers New Jersey estate planning. By Media Law Group.

http://www.jerseyestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Aug 17

    Top Things an Estate Plan Can Do for Your Children

    Top Things an Estate Plan Can Do for Your Children
    Putting together an estate plan is important not only for your peace of mind but also for establishing a clear structure in the future for your children. As your children or grandchildren are playing with you and enjoying the lazy days of…
  • Aug 9

    Your Estate Plan and Disabled Children: Things to Keep in Mind

    Your Estate Plan and Disabled Children: Things to Keep in Mind
    Is it possible that you’ve just assumed you’ll be around for many years to help care for your disabled child? In many cases, parents of children with special needs have become an important component of assisting their child on a…
  • Aug 2

    Am I Responsible for My Deceased Family Member’s Debts?

    Am I Responsible for My Deceased Family Member’s Debts?
    When someone passes away suddenly, a lot of questions are raised. This is even more true when the person didn’t take any precautionary steps in terms of estate planning. Once the estate goes through the probate process, family members…
Rank this Week: 3050

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A.…

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A. Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.arkansas-estateplanning.com/blog/
  • Aug 16

    10 Steps To An Honest Conversation About Your Parents’ Planning

    10 Steps To An Honest Conversation About Your Parents’ Planning
    This is an article from Hunter Law Office (http://www.hunterlawoffice.net) in Fishers, Indiana, that we thought others may find helpful. A friend recently asked my advice about how to approach the topic of his parents’ estate…
  • Aug 15

    Prepare Your Spouse to Handle the Finance

    Prepare Your Spouse to Handle the Finance
    This is an article from Moulton Law Office (www.moultonlaw.com), in Spokane, Washington, that we thought others might find helpful. When a spouse passes away, having some difficulties is to be expected. With planning, those difficulties can…
  • Aug 10

    Probate & Estate Planning

    Probate & Estate Planning
    This is an article from The Siegel Law Group (siegellawgroup.com  ) in Boca Raton, Florida, that we thought others may find helpful. Everyone Fears It, But Few Know What It Is Typically, people begin Estate Planning with the intention of…
Rank this Week: 2639

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 16

    Don’t Make These Retirement Planning Mistake

    Don’t Make These Retirement Planning Mistake
    Millions of baby boomers are headed into retirement and unfortunately, some may discover that they are not as prepared as they thought they were. Thinking about retirement is a great opportunity to evaluate mistakes you have made up to this…
  • Aug 9

    What You Should Know About Accepting an Early Retirement Offer

    What You Should Know About Accepting an Early Retirement Offer
    After you’ve been working your entire adult life, when a company presents you with an early retirement offer, it seems wise to take it. It can even be tempting if you’ve been planning to get out of the job for some time. But you…
  • Aug 2

    Senior Driving Safety, Part II.

    Senior Driving Safety, Part II.
    There is no single, comprehensive test to determine whether a senior (or anyone else for that matter) is a safe driver. However, the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles has put together the following safe driver checklist: Do you have…
Rank this Week: 3596

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/
  • Aug 16

    The Tax Court’s Decision in George Fakiris v. Commissioner

    The Tax Court’s Decision in George Fakiris v. Commissioner
    Claiming the proper deductions and credits can be an overwhelming process for taxpayers. With new case law being decided by the Tax Court and the IRS all the time, it can be especially difficult to keep up with new regulations. A recent case…
  • Jun 20

    Wall Street Journal Warns Taxpayers and Investors About Hiding Asset and Income in Offshore Account

    Wall Street Journal Warns Taxpayers and Investors About Hiding Asset and Income in Offshore Account
    For investors, entrepreneurs, and other business-minded individuals the Wall Street Journal is the gold standard for business and financial news. Thus, when the Wall Street Journal warns investors about potential civil or criminal exposure in…
  • May 29

    3 Easy Steps to Approach an Unexpected Letter from the IRS Following Tax Day

    3 Easy Steps to Approach an Unexpected Letter from the IRS Following Tax Day
    For weeks you stressed over getting your income tax and report of foreign accounts in order. You spent time tracking down W-2s, various 1099s, and other statements of income. You also spent time ensuring that the tax positions you or your…
Rank this Week: 2314

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
  • Aug 16

    Diminished Capacity and Estate Planning: The First Client Meeting

    Diminished Capacity and Estate Planning: The First Client Meeting
    In my first Epilawg installment, I wrote on the estate-planning needs of people with diminished capacity.  This blog post will dive into the discussion that takes place at a first meeting with a client. People with diminished capacity…
  • Aug 15

    Divorce and the ERISA

    Divorce and the ERISA
    Divorcing couples likely feel relief once they learn that the court has signed an order legally ending the marriage.   However, just because the order is signed does not mean the divorce process is done – new deeds need to be…
  • Aug 9

    Minnesota Changes Agricultural Statute

    Minnesota Changes Agricultural Statute
    As of August 1st of this year, agriculturalists will now be benefited by a change in Minnesota Statutes Section 500.24. The statute has been amended in order to eliminate the need for Revocable Trusts to file with the Minnesota Department of…
Rank this Week: 3023

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/blog
  • Aug 15

    Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late For Your Estate

    Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late For Your Estate
    I was reading the article Estate Planning Before Tragedy Strikes (http://www.palisadeshudson.com/2017/08/estate-planning-before-tragedy-strikes/) and found this quote to be of particular importance to families and their children. (bold added)…
  • Aug 14

    The Consequences of Not Planning

    The Consequences of Not Planning
    The consequences of not planning can be expensive financially, emotionally, and personally. So many people avoid estate planning for one reason or another. Before you decide against planning or to delay planning, you need to understand the…
  • Aug 7

    Imagine a Pill

    Imagine a Pill
    Imagine there’s a pill that takes away your stress about the future and allows you to live life more freely. A pill that makes sure you and your family are taken care of.  Your life is so much better because it’s so much…
Rank this Week: 2004

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Don’t SaaS me! – What exactly is Software-as-a-Service?

    Don’t SaaS me! – What exactly is Software-as-a-Service?
    In an era of ever expanding uses for our smart devices, we know that we rely to some extent upon cloud based services. (I almost said smartphones until I responded to a text on my Huawei Watch while typing that sentence). These come in many…
  • Aug 1

    A Legal Victory for Farmers (Part 2)

    A Legal Victory for Farmers (Part 2)
    I recently discussed an important victory for farmers in the case of Branton v. Nicholas Meat, LLC. The Branton case also had another interesting discussion that should help all agricultural operations, even those that do not generate or use…
  • Jul 28

    A Legal Victory for Farmers (Part 1)

    A Legal Victory for Farmers (Part 1)
    Pennsylvania Courts just announced an important victory for farmers in the case of Branton v. Nicholas Meat, LLC. This case helps farmers that generate and use food processing waste (“FPW”).  It also helps any agricultural…
Rank this Week: 4856

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/
  • Aug 14

    Estate of Star Wars' Carrie Fisher goes to probate

    Estate of Star Wars' Carrie Fisher goes to probate
    Carrie Fisher, daughter of the late actress Debbie Reynolds and crooner Eddie Fisher, died from a heart attack on December 27 at age 60. Her mother, legendary movie star Debbie Reynolds, died the following day.  Mother and daughter had been…
  • Jul 24

    Considerations Before (And After) You Agree to Serve as Health Care Surrogate

    Considerations Before (And After) You Agree to Serve as Health Care Surrogate
    Consider yourself fortunate if you have been asked to serve as someone’s health care surrogate, for you get to decide if you’ll accept the job. Astonishingly, many people name a surrogate without ever asking or informing the person they…
  • Jul 11

    Be your own Social Security advocate

    Be your own Social Security advocate
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--><!--[if…
Rank this Week: 4517

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Trial Lawyers Chris Hammons and John Laird discuss Oklahoma laws and their implications.

http://www.lhllaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 14

    Federal and Oklahoma Trucking Regulation

    Federal and Oklahoma Trucking Regulation
    Federal trucking regulations and standards keep our roads safe in this country. Their chief goal is to reduce and prevent life-threatening accidents. Truckers and other large commercial vehicle drivers who fail to adhere to these regulations…
  • Aug 14

    What to Do After a Commercial Vehicle or Trucking Accident

    What to Do After a Commercial Vehicle or Trucking Accident
    Any kind of car crash affects more than your car; it can damage your family, career, and life. When the driver involved is a professional, it’s even harder to get the help you need in court. Commercial accidents can involve anything…
  • Feb 28

    What is a Contingency Fee Agreement, and How Does it Work?

    What is a Contingency Fee Agreement, and How Does it Work?
    A contingency fee means that your lawyer doesn’t receive any compensation unless they successfully win your litigation or a settlement is approved. You never owe us more than you are compensated in a lawsuit. If we win the case our…
Rank this Week: 2143

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

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

    Prince, George Michael and Carrie Fisher; Estate Planning 101, what are we learning?

    Prince, George Michael and Carrie Fisher; Estate Planning 101, what are we learning?
    MORE MONEY, MORE PROBLEMS? 6 DO’S AND DONT’S OF ESTATE PLANNING AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY At the end of last year it seemed as if every day there was a new report of a celebrity dying unexpectedly. As fans around the world mourned…
  • Jul 25

    Do you know an elderly neighbor who is being abused? Get help.

    Do you know an elderly neighbor who is being abused? Get help.
    Elder Abuse and Undue Influence Awareness Did you commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day? June 15, 2017 marked the twelfth annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, or WEAAD. Elder abuse, especially elder financial exploitation, has been…
  • Jul 11

    Your estate and assets, make sure you know what actually counts for your beneficiaries under Florida law

    Your estate and assets, make sure you know what actually counts for your beneficiaries under Florida law
    Ademption: When devises are actually not part of the estate Many unexpected things can happen in the period between the execution of a will and the death. For example, a decedent may devise the family house in Key West to her granddaughter.…
Rank this Week: 4026

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Proposed Legislation Would Change Notice Requirements for Probate Estate

    Proposed Legislation Would Change Notice Requirements for Probate Estate
    On February 9, 2017, Representative Bill Mitchell of Decatur, introduced HB3089 to the Illinois House of Representatives.  The proposed legislation would amend the Probate Act of 1975, by adding an additional subsection to 755 ILCS…
  • Aug 8

    Understanding Probate Avoidance Technique

    Understanding Probate Avoidance Technique
    Probate is the process by which a court will supervise the administration of an estate when someone passes away.  Many clients prefer to avoid probate because the process can be time-consuming and costly.  This article will examine…
  • Jul 27

    Five Ways Your Will Can Become Usele

    Five Ways Your Will Can Become Usele
    Wills do not expire, but certain changes can render them useless. It is important to review your will periodically to ensure it still does what you want. The following are five ways your will can become out of date.  Your beneficiaries…
Rank this Week: 4317

Nevada Trust Reporter

Nevada Trust Reporter

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

http://blog.trustprovident.com/
  • Aug 14

    6 Factors That Could Delay Your Direct Rollover to a Self-Directed IRA

    6 Factors That Could Delay Your Direct Rollover to a Self-Directed IRA
    Qualified retirement plans that were sponsored by a previous employer can be rolled to a Self-Directed IRA in a few easy steps. However, there are a few minor factors that can delay your rollover. Take a look at the tips below to ensure your…
  • Jul 25

    Provident Trust Group Volunteers at Opportunity Village’s Annual Board of Directors Dinner

    Provident Trust Group Volunteers at Opportunity Village’s Annual Board of Directors Dinner
    Annual Board of Directors Dinner at The Palazzo Las Vegas Raises Money for Opportunity Village Scholarship Fund. On Tuesday, May 16th, Provident Trust Group employees volunteered at Opportunity Village’s annual Board of Directors…
  • Apr 28

    Opportunity Village and Provident Trust Group

    Opportunity Village and Provident Trust Group
    Provident Trust Group is very proud to announce our volunteer partnership with Opportunity Village and attendance of our first event! … More Opportunity Village and Provident Trust Group
Rank this Week: 2947

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 14

    Health Care Directives and HIPAA Release

    Health Care Directives and HIPAA Release
         It’s a common mistake, confusing a health care directive and a HIPAA release.  Both are necessary but they are not identical.      First let’s look at a health care…
  • Aug 6

    Medicaid’s Confusing Treatment of Trusts (Part 2)

    Medicaid’s Confusing Treatment of Trusts (Part 2)
                    Last week I wrote about trusts and how they are treated by Medicaid.  Specifically, I am talking about irrevocable trusts.  Most people…
  • Jul 30

    Medicaid’s Confusing Treatment of Trust

    Medicaid’s Confusing Treatment of Trust
                    Not a week goes by in which someone doesn’t call us about Medicaid eligibility as it relates to trusts.  The question is usually some…
Rank this Week: 1838

Roscich & Martel Law Firm LLC Blog

Roscich & Martel Law Firm LLC Blog

Covers Illinois family law and estate planning needs.

http://www.randrattys.com/napervilledivorceattorney
  • Aug 13

    Enforcing a Court Order after a Divorce Is Finalized

    Enforcing a Court Order after a Divorce Is Finalized
    Sometimes even after the divorce has been finalized, the fight to have a spouse follow court orders can leave people dealing with a divorce for a long time. Unfortunately, it is easier to seek enforcement of some court orders on divorce…
  • Aug 6

    Traveling out of State with Children after a Divorce

    Traveling out of State with Children after a Divorce
    The thought of your child leaving the country without you and without your knowledge is enough to fill most parents with dread. In the context of a divorce, the fact that the child is going with a former spouse can still be unsettling to some…
  • Jul 25

    Things to Consider When Thinking About Prenuptial Agreement

    Things to Consider When Thinking About Prenuptial Agreement
    Couples who are in love and about to get married do not generally enjoy talking about the possibility of divorce. However, if one or both of the individuals about to be married are wealthy, or the couple is entering into a blended family…
Rank this Week: 1439

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

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

http://www.palmspringstaxandtrustlawyers.com/
  • Aug 12

    THE SIX-MONTH PRESUMPTION IN CALIFORNIA RESIDENCY LAW: Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be

    THE SIX-MONTH PRESUMPTION IN CALIFORNIA RESIDENCY LAW: Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be
    The six-month presumption in California residency law differs from the common perception. The presumption is hard to meet, and more important than the amount of time spent in California is the purpose of the time spent here The post THE…
  • May 30

    MARRIED WITH RESIDENTS: Nonresidents with California Spouse

    MARRIED WITH RESIDENTS: Nonresidents with California Spouse
    E-commerce, advanced telecommunications, and the gig economy have combined to give many married couples more flexibility in their working and living arrangements than in the past.  One of these options, rare until recently, is for…
  • May 30

    Married With Residents: Nonresidents with California Spouse

    Married With Residents: Nonresidents with California Spouse
    E-commerce, advanced telecommunications, and the gig economy have combined to give many married couples more flexibility in their working and living arrangements than in the past.  One of these options, rare until recently, is for…
Rank this Week: 3231

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Aug 11

    Son Petitioner Brings Action for Will Construction Issue

    Son Petitioner Brings Action for Will Construction Issue
    A widower, died in Kings County, on the fifth day of June, 1973, leaving a last will and testament that was thereafter duly admitted to probate. He left him surviving three adult children, two daughters and a son, all of whom he named as…
  • Aug 11

    Court Hears Action to Set Aside Conveyance of Real Property

    Court Hears Action to Set Aside Conveyance of Real Property
    In an action, inter alia, to set aside a conveyance of certain real property, the defendant appeals, as limited by his brief, from so much of an order of the Supreme Court, Kings County as granted the plaintiffs’ cross motion to…
  • Aug 4

    Plaintiff Moves to Set Aside Assignment of Mortgage

    Plaintiff Moves to Set Aside Assignment of Mortgage
    This is an action against defendant and others to set aside an assignment of a mortgage made to cancel a certificate and record of the satisfaction of such mortgage, to declare said mortgage a lien on the mortgaged premises, to reinstate it…
Rank this Week: 3130

Odgers Law Group Blog

Odgers Law Group Blog

Covers California business and estate planning law.

https://odgerslawgroup.com/blog/
  • Aug 11

    Things to Know About Health Care Power of Attorney in California

    Things to Know About Health Care Power of Attorney in California
    What is a Health Care Power of Attorney (HCPOA) Making health care power of attorney means designating someone as your spokesperson for your health care decisions; if you are not in a position to make communicative decisions about aspects of…
  • May 1

    What is a HIPAA Authorization?

    What is a HIPAA Authorization?
    HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is an ordinance that protects and provides rights to individuals over their health information. This rule restricts physicians and the business associates to disclose the health…
  • Apr 20

    How to start a business in Los Angele

    How to start a business in Los Angele
    How do I Start a Business in Los Angeles? Have you considered what it would be like to start a business in Los Angeles but are unsure where to begin? Without the proper knowledge, this can be an exhausting process. This blog post should be a…
Rank this Week: 1182

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Aug 11

    Asset Protection Beyond the Grave: Claims Against a Deceased Person’s Asset

    Asset Protection Beyond the Grave: Claims Against a Deceased Person’s Asset
    In 2017 there have been a variety of discussions among leading estate planning attorneys about the extent to which Ohio law now protects a deceased person’s assets from the claims of a creditor.  For many years it has been clear…
  • Dec 13

    Reflections on 2016 Ohio Asset Protection Development

    Reflections on 2016 Ohio Asset Protection Development
    During 2016, Ohio continued to stand out as one of the best asset protection jurisdictions in the country.  I have noticed that more people are becoming aware of the significant opportunities offered by Ohio’s Legacy Trust…
  • Nov 29

    Ohio Statute Specifically Covers Single Member LLC

    Ohio Statute Specifically Covers Single Member LLC
    Ohio amended its limited liability company statute earlier this year.  As I explained in prior posts on June 16 and July 15, 2016, the amendments strengthened the asset protection provisions of the statute. One of the most important…
Rank this Week: 3326

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Aug 11

    The Good Kind of Legalese

    The Good Kind of Legalese
    This is a guest post by Cecelia, who manages the office. We recently expanded our Firm’s square footage and have finally moved into the newly renovated space.  Our hope is the new office not only functions well for all of us that…
  • Jul 28

    How a Business Attorney Can Help Your Struggling Busine

    How a Business Attorney Can Help Your Struggling Busine
    If your business has been struggling and you simply can’t pay your debts, it’s time to take stock and consider your options. What’s the first thing you should do? Consult with a business attorney. If you continue on the path…
  • Jul 20

    On Probation in Arkansas? So long, Constitution!

    On Probation in Arkansas? So long, Constitution!
    We all know police need probable cause to conduct a search of your vehicle and a warrant to conduct a search of your home. Well, they usually do, anyway. If you are on probation or parole in Arkansas, however, you have probably waived these…
Rank this Week: 1912

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Aug 10

    Considerations When Selecting a Guardian for Minor Children

    Considerations When Selecting a Guardian for Minor Children
    It is something every parent thinks about—what will happen to my kids if I die? It’s, understandably not one of the most pleasant things to think about, but having a contingency plan in place in the event something happens can be…
  • Jul 14

    Give Your Business a Legal Checkup

    Give Your Business a Legal Checkup
    In the words of Benjamin Franklin, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."  Few places is that more evident than in the field of law, where taking proper measures to protect one's interests preeminently can ward off…
  • Jul 10

    An Excerpt from Solo out of Law School | Turn Downsides Upside Down

    An Excerpt from Solo out of Law School | Turn Downsides Upside Down
    There are endless reasons not to start a law firm. Think about it. After all, you have no experience, no paying clients, stiff competition from alternative legal service providers with massive marketing budgets and worst of all, a very real…
Rank this Week: 3450

Pharos Law Group Blog

Pharos Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning and business planning topics.

http://pharoslaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 10

    digital assets and your estate plan

    digital assets and your estate plan
    Digital assets are an increasingly important part of our lives. However, when it comes to estate planning, these items are most often overlooked. I recently read an article published by Fidelity on this topic. I would commend this article to…
  • Jul 24

    Hamilton and Madison, friends turned enemies, and how their Constitutional brilliance protects us today

    Hamilton and Madison, friends turned enemies, and how their Constitutional brilliance protects us today
    James Madison and Alexander Hamilton were once close political allies, who then turned into bitter rivals.  But their wondrous Constitution and the government it formed continues to function quite well today, even amid partisanship and…
  • Jul 20

    Secrets of “THE LAW”

    Secrets of “THE LAW”
    If you meet an attorney claiming to know THE LAW, find a different attorney.   There are many misconceptions in the world of lawyers and law stuff.  A great many.  One of the most prominent is the mistaken belief that just…
Rank this Week: 2009

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
  • Aug 9

    Family Lawyers in Ft. Thomas, KY

    Family Lawyers in Ft. Thomas, KY
    Summer is winding down (too fast in my opinion). Children are going back to school and families are planning for Labor Day travel. These normal activities mean we need to take extra care. Care about driving on a heavy traffic, heavy drinking…
  • Jun 29

    Family Attorneys of Northern KY

    Family Attorneys of Northern KY
       We are getting ready to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence that led to the founding of our country.  There were many brave people involved in the War for Independence and many more brave people involved…
  • Jun 12

    Bankruptcy Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Bankruptcy Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    Businesses are crippled when they have large numbers of non-paying clients.  Small businesses are usually the first ones hurt.  Small businesses can also become overwhelmed with debt due to all the start up costs coupled with slow…
Rank this Week: 2684

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 8

    Missouri’s Executive Order No. 17-03: Going on Record

    Missouri’s Executive Order No. 17-03: Going on Record
    As we had suggested in a prior post, the Missouri State Board of Embalmers is acting to facilitate the directives of Executive Order No. 17-03 before the Board’s member vacancies are addressed.  Public hearings have been scheduled…
  • Jul 25

    Missouri Rule Rollback: How to Start the Process?

    Missouri Rule Rollback: How to Start the Process?
    Despite lacking sufficient members to take official actions, the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors met last week to discuss Executive Order 17-03.  As we reported back in January (Missouri Rule Rollback), the Order…
  • Jul 17

    The $64 Million Dollar Question: Is the Money there?

    The $64 Million Dollar Question: Is the Money there?
    While the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors’ Complaint against the Missouri Funeral Trust alleges the program has failed to maintain adequate records, documents and oversight, funeral directors want to know…
Rank this Week: 4168

Law Offices of Lauren E. Jackson

Law Offices of Lauren E. Jackson

An Illinois legal blog covering all things relating to estate planning, real estate, and probate issues.

http://laurenjacksonlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 8

    Everything you should know about real estate property disclosure statements?

    Everything you should know about real estate property disclosure statements?
    When you are purchasing real estate, property disclosure statements are some of the most important documents that you will receive. Property disclosure statements outline any flaws that the current owners and their real estate agents are…
  • Jun 27

    What is a contractor lien waiver on a property?

    What is a contractor lien waiver on a property?
    A lien waiver is a real estate related legal document designed with the intention of rendering the claim of a mechanic lien claimant unenforceable. This is often done in order to allow the transfer of real estate, or as a means of proving a…
  • Jun 12

    Five questions to ask before hiring your Probate attorney

    Five questions to ask before hiring your Probate attorney
    Before hiring a probate attorney you should become familiar with the probate process.  Below are five questions that I have been asked many times by past clients. As with any service, I do believe that an informed client is a happier…
Rank this Week: 2048

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/
  • Aug 8

    Is an Arbitration Agreement Enforceable After I Die?

    Is an Arbitration Agreement Enforceable After I Die?
    Legal agreements governing medical and nursing home care are an often overlooked estate planning issue. If you have a relative that requires 24-hour nursing care, you need to be aware of how certain actions may affect his or her legal rights.…
  • Jul 14

    How Different Powers of Attorney Can Affect Your Legal Right

    How Different Powers of Attorney Can Affect Your Legal Right
    There is an important distinction in estate planning between a power of attorney for financial affairs and an advance directive, also known as a power of attorney for health care. Both documents fulfill a similar purpose – appointing an…
  • Jul 13

    How California’s New “Digital Estate Planning” Law Affects You

    How California’s New “Digital Estate Planning” Law Affects You
    For previous generations, disposing of your property at death meant dealing with physical assets and intangible wealth such as cash or stocks. Today we also need to think about digital assets as part of our estate planning. Just think about…
Rank this Week: 1341

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Aug 8

    Constructive Notice in a Florida Foreclosure – Archer v. US Bank

    Constructive Notice in a Florida Foreclosure – Archer v. US Bank
    Unfortunately in Florida, foreclosure lawsuits still fill the civil trial dockets and some homeowners are still fighting some of the same foreclosure issues that has plagued our real estate industry for years.  Fortunately, the appellate…
  • Jul 25

    2 Cases of Banks Failing to Honor Mortgage Modifications in Florida

    2 Cases of Banks Failing to Honor Mortgage Modifications in Florida
    Homeowners have been successful in enforcing mortgage modifications against foreclosing banks in Florida. Mortgages are Contracts Home mortgages, just like any other contract, can be changed (or modified) by the parties to the…
  • Jul 11

    What is Normal Wear and Tear Relating to a Tenant Security Deposit?

    What is Normal Wear and Tear Relating to a Tenant Security Deposit?
    Knowing whether or not damage is caused by “normal wear and tear” impacts how much money, if any, the landlord can deduct from the tenant’s security deposit.  Security Deposits When Renting A Home In Florida In Florida,…
Rank this Week: 3872

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

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

http://www.littmankrooks.com/blog/
  • Aug 8

    Pet Trusts: Ensuring Care for Pets When You Can No Longer Care for Them

    Pet Trusts: Ensuring Care for Pets When You Can No Longer Care for Them
    By Arshi Pal, Esq. As the summer brings warmer weather and longer days, I look forward to my evenings in the doggy park with my twins, Louie and Simba. When I get home from work there they are waiting for me to pick them up and take them to…
  • Jul 25

    Transitioning Back To Work After Receiving Disability Benefit

    Transitioning Back To Work After Receiving Disability Benefit
    By Stacy Sadove, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are generally available to adults only when they cannot participate in a substantial gainful employment due…
  • Jul 18

    The Difference Between Chronic Medicaid & Community Medicaid in New York State

    The Difference Between Chronic Medicaid &amp; Community Medicaid in New York State
    Chronic Medicaid vs. Community Medicaid in New York State Seniors who need long-term care should know that these services are not covered by Medicare, so they will need to either purchase long-term care insurance, pay out of pocket, or apply…
Rank this Week: 964

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Aug 8

    Assault on the Homestead Citadel

    Assault on the Homestead Citadel
    Effective July 1, 2017, the Florida Legislature has amended Florida Statute 732.2035 dealing with property entering into the “elective estate.” The Legislature has added into the list of assets that make up the elective estate for…
  • Jul 26

    Married or Not Married? That is the question.

    Married or Not Married? That is the question.
    As most of you know by now, a legally married surviving spouse has all sorts of valuable inheritance rights under Florida Law.  Often, the question of whether or not a decedent was validly married at the time of his or her death is the…
  • Apr 25

    Adoption Series Part Six: When does a trust beneficiary have legal standing to challenge an adoption?

    Adoption Series Part Six: When does a trust beneficiary have legal standing to challenge an adoption?
    For some reason, Florida has had more than its fair share of interesting adoption questions. Remember the man that tried to adopt his girlfriend!  (Adoption Series Part 2, June 13, 2014.  Other prior blogs on adoption include: …
Rank this Week: 4031

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Aug 8

    Assault on the Homestead Citadel

    Assault on the Homestead Citadel
    Effective July 1, 2017, the Florida Legislature has amended Florida Statute 732.2035 dealing with property entering into the “elective estate.” The Legislature has added into the list of assets that make up the elective estate for…
  • Jul 26

    Married or Not Married? That is the question.

    Married or Not Married? That is the question.
    As most of you know by now, a legally married surviving spouse has all sorts of valuable inheritance rights under Florida Law.  Often, the question of whether or not a decedent was validly married at the time of his or her death is the…
  • Apr 25

    Adoption Series Part Six: When does a trust beneficiary have legal standing to challenge an adoption?

    Adoption Series Part Six: When does a trust beneficiary have legal standing to challenge an adoption?
    For some reason, Florida has had more than its fair share of interesting adoption questions. Remember the man that tried to adopt his girlfriend!  (Adoption Series Part 2, June 13, 2014.  Other prior blogs on adoption include: …
Rank this Week: 2714

California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

Covers business, real estate, estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, intellectual property and civil litigation. By Anker Hymes & Schreiber LLP.

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Aug 7

    KC Marie Knox Recognized in the Valley Lawyer Art Contest

    KC Marie Knox Recognized in the Valley Lawyer Art Contest
    Los Angeles Attorney KC Marie Knox isn’t just a talented lawyer. She has a creative, artsy side that made recent news. KC was recognized by the San Fernando Valley Bar Association’s “Valley Lawyer” magazine for her…
  • Apr 19

    How to Avoid the Nightmare of Giving Up Business Ownership

    How to Avoid the Nightmare of Giving Up Business Ownership
    Continuing from our last post, Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture, Ownership of your business is key. It is the symbol of your own hard work and passion, and security for the success of your future decisions. The more…
  • Mar 28

    Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture (Part 1)

    Pitfalls of Giving Up Equity in a Business Venture (Part 1)
    From entrepreneurs to trusted advisors, financing a new business venture can be extraordinarily challenging. When you are considering your options, however, be very cautious about giving up ownership. Such a strategy can help get your…
Rank this Week: 2774

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    TAX REPORTING OF YOUR QUALIFIED CHARITABLE DISTRIBUTION

    TAX REPORTING OF YOUR QUALIFIED CHARITABLE DISTRIBUTION
    The ability to transfer up to $100,000 each year from your IRA to charity tax-free, have it count as your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) and have it not included in your adjusted gross income is now a permanent part of federal tax law.…
  • Aug 2

    REASONS TO FUND YOUR REVOCABLE TRUST

    REASONS TO FUND YOUR REVOCABLE TRUST
    You have created a Revocable Trust (aka Revocable Living Trust) as a part of your estate plan and wonder what do you need to do next? The first, and most important thing, that you need to do is ensure that it is properly funded by…
  • Aug 1

    ESTATE PLANNING IS NOT JUST FOR THE OLD AND WEALTHY

    ESTATE PLANNING IS NOT JUST FOR THE OLD AND WEALTHY
    Is your child ready for college? While you may have purchased for them new clothing, linens, towels, etc. the question becomes whether they have executed an estate plan? Most families fail to recognize that once their child (young adult)…
Rank this Week: 2145

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Covers issues relating to wills, trusts, estate planning, and probate in Texas. By Rania Combs.

http://www.texaswillsandtrustslaw.com
  • Aug 2

    Planning for the Unexpected

    Planning for the Unexpected
    I went on a trip last month without knowing where I was going. My husband wanted to plan a surprise vacation for the family to celebrate his 50th birthday, so he kept our itinerary a secret. The secret itinerary was very unsettling for me…
  • Jul 26

    The Consequences of an Outright Distribution to a Spouse in Blended Familie

    The Consequences of an Outright Distribution to a Spouse in Blended Familie
    Estate planning can be complicated in blended families. If you have children from a prior relationship, making an outright distribution of your estate to your spouse may result in your children being disinherited. Why? Because when you make…
  • Jul 19

    Will Former Spouse Inherit Bank Account if Named as P.O.D. Beneficiary?

    Will Former Spouse Inherit Bank Account if Named as P.O.D. Beneficiary?
    I received a note recently from someone whose brother had recently passed away. Her brother was divorced and had no children. He was survived by four siblings. Both his parents were deceased. His savings account designated his ex-wife as the…
Rank this Week: 4783

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3760

Tennessee Wills and Estates

Tennessee Wills and Estates

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

http://www.tennesseewillsandestates.com
Rank this Week: 2607

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/
Rank this Week: 1117