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South Florida Estate Planning Law

South Florida Estate Planning Law

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

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

    Florida Supreme Court Adopts Amendments to Guardianship Accounting Rule

    Florida Supreme Court Adopts Amendments to Guardianship Accounting Rule
    On September 1, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court approved changes to the Probate Rules. The Probate Rules include both Probate and Guardianship. While there were multiple changes to throughout (many being minor), in this post I am going to…
  • May 19

    David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show – May 2016

    David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show – May 2016
    Here is my monthly appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show, where we discuss estate planning, probate, guardianship, powers of attorney, and related matters. The post David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show…
  • May 19

    David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show – May 2016

    David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show – May 2016
    Here is my monthly appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show, where we discuss estate planning, probate, guardianship, powers of attorney, and related matters. The post David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show…
Rank this Week: 1250

Michigan Estate Planning Lawyer…

Michigan Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers trusts, probate, elder law, and estate planning. By Witzke Berry Carter & Wander PLLC.

http://www.michiganestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • May 9

    Tips When Registering Your trademark With an Attorney

    Tips When Registering Your trademark With an Attorney
    When you are looking to brand a business, you need to begin by registering a trademark. A trademark is essentially a sign, design or unique expression that is recognisable. Through the use of trademark registration, you can be sure that other…
  • Oct 15

    KNOWING MARYLAND’S MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND WHEN TO CALL A LAWYER

    KNOWING MARYLAND’S MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND WHEN TO CALL A LAWYER
    That opening line of the Hippocratic Oath isn’t always so uncomplicated as it is brief. Maryland medical malpractice lawyers engage hundreds, if not thousands of cases yearly in which medical professionals left their patients in worse…
  • Oct 9

    Looking At Bankruptcy Law In California

    Looking At Bankruptcy Law In California
    Setbacks are common in life. If your financial situation has spiraled out of control it’s wise that you apply for insolvency. Paths of Alleviation Personal bankruptcy laws supply you with two paths for relief: chapter 7 as well as…
Rank this Week: 1014

Musings of a Massachusetts Estate…

Musings of a Massachusetts Estate Lawyer

Focuses on estate planning, probate and corporation law in Massachusetts. By David E. Peterson.

http://blog.deplawfirm.com/
  • Apr 28

    The Dusty Binder: When Good Estate Plans Go Bad

    The Dusty Binder: When Good Estate Plans Go Bad
    Jim and Sally did everything right… or so they thought. They grew up in strong, middle class families, did well in school, and had many friends. Jim had a successful career with a local company, while Sally raised four responsible,…
  • Jan 20

    Four Reasons to Own Life Insurance

    Four Reasons to Own Life Insurance
      Let’s face it: most people are averse to life insurance. For permanent policies, the premiums are high, and the payouts typically don’t happen until you die. Couple that with the fact that many life insurance agents are…
  • Jan 6

    How Wealthy People Avoid Estate Taxe

    How Wealthy People Avoid Estate Taxe
    The Basics The estate and gift tax is a tax on the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next. The tax is levied when a transfer occurs, which by lifetime gift, or upon death. The estate and gift tax rates start low. The Massachusetts…
Rank this Week: 1300

Fiduciary Folio

Fiduciary Folio

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

http://www.tannerpittmanlaw.com/blog-fiduciary-folio.html
  • Feb 19

    Avvo Q&A: "Can dad put me on the deed?"

    Avvo Q&A: "Can dad put me on the deed?"
    I will begin syndicating the responses I give to certain estate and probate questions posted on the advice website Avvo. We begin with a question regarding estate planning. I'll place the question here and then my answer after the "read…
  • Feb 17

    A "power of appointment" - what is that?

    A "power of appointment" - what is that?
    The Georgia Supreme Court recently handed down the case of Smith v. Ashford (full text below the break), in which it dealt with a testator's use of a "power of appointment."What is a power of appointment? In estate-planning parlance, a…
  • Jul 6

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

    Myers v. Myers: Executor may not run estate as his personal busine
    The Georgia Supreme Court handed down the probate case of Myers, Executor v. Myers, today. In some ways, the case is an unremarkable example of an executor using an estate as a cash cow for his personal expenditures and, among other…
Rank this Week: 1292

Michigan Estate Planning, Probate…

Michigan Estate Planning, Probate and Elder Law

Covers Michigan estate planning, wills, living trusts, powers of attorney, elder law, caregiving, family matters and growing older . By Glenn Matecun.

http://matecunlaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 19

    Do you see the real person, or just what you want to see?

    Do you see the real person, or just what you want to see?
    This is a preview of this month’s legal corner article which will be published on January 27, 2016. “Uniqueness is what makes you the most beautiful.”  ~ Lea Michele I was re-reading one of the late Stephen…
  • Mar 31

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?
    Check this out if you want to learn more about how a Michigan Lady Bird Deed works and how it can help with your Will, Trust or other estate planning.
  • Mar 31

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?
    Check this out if you want to learn more about how a Michigan Lady Bird Deed works and how it can help with your Will, Trust or other estate planning.
Rank this Week: 798

Massachusetts Prenuptial…

Massachusetts Prenuptial Agreements

By Gabriel Cheong.

http://www.massachusetts-prenuptial-agreements.com/
  • Feb 1

    Prenup Struck Down by “Second Look” Test

    Prenup Struck Down by “Second Look” Test
    Prenuptial Agreements are a very special type of contract between two people.  Unlike other contracts which are valid if there is a “meeting of the minds” at the time of the execution of the contract, prenups afford the…
  • Sep 26

    Alimony and Prenuptial Agreement

    Alimony and Prenuptial Agreement
    One of the most typical reasons that couples want to get a prenup done before marriage has to do with everyone’s fear of Alimony.  Alimony is money that one spouse pays to another spouse during or after a divorce to maintain the…
  • May 17

    Why do we both need attorneys when drafting a prenuptial agreement? (Part III)

    Why do we both need attorneys when drafting a prenuptial agreement? (Part III)
    Previously, I had discussed why both person must have his or her own attorney when signing a prenuptial agreement, as well as what the job of a drafting attorney is.  Now, I will discuss what exactly the reviewing attorney does. …
Rank this Week: 623

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Covers estate planning and real estate law.

http://www.sslawoffices.com/category/all-posts/
  • Dec 16

    Detail oriented, meticulous and down to earth…

    Detail oriented, meticulous and down to earth…
    Simmons & Schiavo, LLP and Marco, specifically, have handled estate planning matters for several of my family members. I cannot say enough positive things about him. He is detail oriented, meticulous and down to earth. He takes the time…
  • Dec 10

    Thinking of retiring abroad? Know the rules first

    Thinking of retiring abroad? Know the rules first
    The idea of retiring on a beach in Central America or in a quaint village in Europe might seem idyllic. But before you think seriously about retiring in another country, be sure you know all the tax and estate planning rules. A lot of people…
  • Dec 3

    One-third of existing home sales are now in cash

    One-third of existing home sales are now in cash
    Some 33% of sales of existing homes (as opposed to brand-new homes) are now cash-only deals, according to a survey by the National Association of Realtors. The number of sales in which the buyer doesn’t take out a mortgage began to…
Rank this Week: 1244

Julie's Wills & Estate Planning…

Julie's Wills & Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning and probate. By Julie Garber.

http://wills.about.com/
  • May 31

    Julie's Wills & Estate Planning Blog Becomes Common Sense Estate Planning Blog

    Julie's Wills & Estate Planning Blog Becomes Common Sense Estate Planning Blog
    Listen up Wills & Estate Planning Blog readers - my blog has moved to a new location with a new name: Common Sense Estate Planning Blog. My About.com blogs aren't going away, they're just being transitioned into articles that will still…
  • May 27

    Why Does it Take So Long to Receive Your Inheritance?

    Why Does it Take So Long to Receive Your Inheritance?
    For certain beneficiaries of an estate or trust (you know who you are), the first question they want answered is when they can expect to receive their inheritance - cash is preferred, but a check will do just fine, thank you. What these…
  • May 21

    Does Your Child Need a Discretionary Lifetime Trust?

    Does Your Child Need a Discretionary Lifetime Trust?
    One of my roles as a former estate planning attorney and current trust officer for a private bank is to insure that my clients' estate plans meet their ever-changing estate planning goals. One question that private bank clients bring up on a…
Rank this Week: 724

Liberty Law Blog

Liberty Law Blog

Covers estate planning, estate taxes, probate and trusts.

http://www.libertylawapc.com/blog
  • Aug 6

    Successfully Passing the Family Business to Children

    Successfully Passing the Family Business to Children
    Some good reminders from www.estateplanning.com on the importance of being prepared to pass the family business to your kids: If you own and operate a business, you need to have a plan for the future of the business in the event you become…
  • Jun 28

    The Importance of Reviewing Beneficiary Designation

    The Importance of Reviewing Beneficiary Designation
    Did you know that if you do not properly designate beneficiaries on assets like life insurance & retirement accounts – those assets may be distributed to your “estate” instead of your intended beneficiary? This can increase the…
  • Jun 13

    Even young adults should plan their Estate

    Even young adults should plan their Estate
    Good summary article here on why its important for young adults to think about getting some basic documents in place. Tweet
Rank this Week: 899

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: 960

Estate of Confusion

Estate of Confusion

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/hanisarji/
Rank this Week: 871

Thoughts on Wills & Estate…

Thoughts on Wills & Estate Planning

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

http://estateplanninginfoblog.com
  • Jan 4

    Federal Estate and Gift Tax Rules for 2013, Including Example

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

    My 21 Favorite Estate Planning Insults and Comeback

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

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

    The Fiscal Cliff and Your Estate Planning (Part III): The Impact on You
    In the first post of this series, we discussed the fiscal cliff and its impact on our economy.  In the previous post, we covered the proposals most likely to be considered by Congress in the coming weeks.  In this final post of the…
Rank this Week: 935

Anthony M. Snyder & Associates,…

Anthony M. Snyder & Associates, PLLC

Covers life, the law and Michigan politics.

http://tonysnyder.com/law/
  • May 4

    Got A Little Charlie Sheen On Your Hands?

    Got A Little Charlie Sheen On Your Hands?
    The title to this article is both humorous, and yet more appropriate to your life than you might realize. When I was a kid, my mother used to always say to me, “The way you like to spend money, you’d better grow up to be a brain surgeon…
  • Apr 30

    Hit The Lottery, Let Everyone Know!

    Hit The Lottery, Let Everyone Know!
    For those of us that live in Michigan, there may be a “nice problem to have” in your future. Ever play Mega Millions or Powerball and dream of what a life with an extra $300+ million would be like? We all had Mega Millions fever last…
  • Feb 22

    Tea For Two

    Tea For Two
    Have you seen this article yet? Here’s the quick and dirty: Two high school boys were in a fight on school property. A female teacher sees the fight, verbally attempts to break up the fight, when she’s unsuccessful she pours her hot tea…
Rank this Week: 1063

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    PRESIDENT TRUMPS 2017 INCOME TAX PLAN

    PRESIDENT TRUMPS 2017 INCOME TAX PLAN
    On Wednesday, April 27, 2017, President Trump outlined his plan for income tax reform. His plan includes the following: decreasing the top corporate tax rate from 35% to 15%; imposing a one-time tax on the repatriation of previously untaxed…
  • Apr 25

    WHAT WILL YOUR ESTATE PAY IN FEDERAL AND STATES ESTATE TAXES?

    WHAT WILL YOUR ESTATE PAY IN FEDERAL AND STATES ESTATE TAXES?
    We live in an ever-changing federal income and estate tax environment. On January 1, 2017, the federal estate tax exemption increased to $5.49 million per individual. That amount excludes over ninety-five (95%) percent of all decedent estates…
  • Apr 20

    PROTECTING YOUR HEIRS FROM YOUR DEBTS AT DEATH

    PROTECTING YOUR HEIRS FROM YOUR DEBTS AT DEATH
    With almost 70% of the retiree population solely living on social security it is not surprising that the percentage of families with debt headed by someone age 65 to 74 rose from about 50% in 1989 to about 66% in 2013. Personal debt nearly…
Rank this Week: 2346

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/
  • Apr 27

    The Law Show Episode 4 - the perils of joint property

    The Law Show Episode 4 - the perils of joint property
    Did you catch today's episode of The Law Show? We talked about the perils of joint property (both real estate and bank accounts). It must have struck a chord with a lot of people because my phone has been ringing steadily with calls from…
  • Apr 26

    A (very) light-hearted approach to estate planning topic

    A (very) light-hearted approach to estate planning topic
    I'm going to tell you a nursery rhyme. The first verse will be familiar to all of you. The second and third verse will not. Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king's horses and all the king's men Couldn't…
  • Apr 24

    Babe Ruth's will is on the auction block

    Babe Ruth's will is on the auction block
    I heard once, not long ago, that celebrity cemetery tourism is a real thing now. Apparently, so is buying the wills of celebrities. I became aware of this when I saw that the original 1933 will of Babe Ruth is to be auctioned off. Click here…
Rank this Week: 4782

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

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

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    Spotswood LibraryWills, Estate Planning…

    Spotswood LibraryWills, Estate Planning & Probate SeminarMay 23 at 12:30 Free community program Spotswood Library548 Main StreetSpotswood, NJ 08884            WILLS & ESTATE…
  • Apr 27

    Woodbridge Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar May 15

    Woodbridge Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar May 15
     Woodbridge LibraryWills, Estate Planning & Probate SeminarMay 15 at 7pm       May is Older Americans MonthAt Woodbridge Public Library1 George Frederick Plaza Woodbridge NJ 07095  WILLS &…
  • Apr 27

    South Brunswick Senior Center Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar May 15, 2017

    South Brunswick Senior Center Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar May 15, 2017
      South Brunswick Senior CenterWills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar May 15, 2017 at 12:30   Free community program for South Brunswick residentsWILLS & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION- PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND MAKE…
Rank this Week: 4607

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: 5095

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills in Utah. By Jason C. Hunter.

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Apr 27

    Why Should You Die with Debt?

    Why Should You Die with Debt?
    “You’re probably going to die with some debt. A majority of people do.”
  • Apr 26

    Remember Your Furry Friends in Estate Planning

    Remember Your Furry Friends in Estate Planning
    “Trusts have emerged as fairly common tools to ensure that a spouse, children or other family members receive financial assistance after you're gone, and their use can be extended to help family members with fur, fins or feathers.”
  • Apr 25

    Will Trump Repeal the Estate Tax? Then What?

    Will Trump Repeal the Estate Tax? Then What?
    “One of the pieces of Donald Trump’s campaign platform that attracted a lot of attention was his pledge to repeal the federal estate tax.”
Rank this Week: 3338

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: 4558

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/
  • Apr 27

    Benefits of Discussing Your Estate Plan with Your Children

    Benefits of Discussing Your Estate Plan with Your Children
    A recent study from the Chicago-based BMO Wealth Management Company identified that up to 40% of adult parents had not had conversations with their children about their estate planning intentions. This can lead to confusion or worse,…
  • Apr 20

    Make It Last – Episode 1 – First Show, The Tooth Fairy, and Last-Minute Income Tax Tip

    Make It Last – Episode 1 – First Show, The Tooth Fairy, and Last-Minute Income Tax Tip
    Hey everyone, As you may have heard, I launched a new radio show called Make It Last with Victor Medina. It has it’s own website, and you can listen to the show on iTunes if you can’t make it on Saturday mornings at 7:30am on WCTC…
  • Apr 20

    Are There Assets That Shouldn’t Go Inside the Revocable Trust?

    Are There Assets That Shouldn’t Go Inside the Revocable Trust?
    Planning ahead for your future likely involves a sit-down meeting with a New Jersey estate planning attorney, and that conversation may include mention of estate planning tools such as a revocable trust. Known for its flexibility, the…
Rank this Week: 4097

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Apr 27

    Do I Need a Tax Identification Number for a Parent’s Trust?

    Do I Need a Tax Identification Number for a Parent’s Trust?
    Estate Planning Attorney Assisting Long Island Families with Trusts for Parents After a loved one passes away, you may be assigned the role of executor of the estate. When there is a trust involved, you might have questions about how to…
  • Apr 20

    Estate Planning for the Modern Millennial

    Estate Planning for the Modern Millennial
    Long Island, NY Estate Plan Attorney Discusses Estate Planning for Millennials Millennials are no longer the young crowd. In fact, more are entering the workforce – and have been for some time – and are getting to the point in…
  • Apr 13

    Essential Funeral Planning Steps Every Executor Should Know

    Essential Funeral Planning Steps Every Executor Should Know
    Estate Attorney Helping Long Island Residents with Funeral Planning While you might have created an estate plan and selected an administrator, how much does that executor know about the funeral? You might be surprised to find out that most…
Rank this Week: 1921

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Apr 26

    The Ten D’s of Geriatric Psychiatry

    The Ten D’s of Geriatric Psychiatry
    In my consulting work, I have provided independent medical/legal assessments of seniors regarding capacity to sign powers of attorney, capacity to manage property and personal care, capacity to marry, capacity to provide instructions,…
  • Apr 26

    Advance Directives and Medical Assistance in Dying

    Advance Directives and Medical Assistance in Dying
    An advance directive is a document setting out an individual’s wishes for future medical treatment, most often for treatment in the event of incapacity or unconsciousness.  For example, individuals can outline their wishes with…
  • Apr 25

    Application of Attribution Rules to T1135 Reporting

    Application of Attribution Rules to T1135 Reporting
    The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) was asked to consider a situation where spouses A and B jointly acquired foreign property for $150,000.  A paid $75,000 in cash and gave $75,000 to his spouse to jointly buy the property.  The…
Rank this Week: 3299

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeestatelawblog.com/
  • Apr 26

    How Do I Find Out if I Am Entitled to an Inheritance?

    How Do I Find Out if I Am Entitled to an Inheritance?
    What can you do if a loved one passes away and you did not have a close relationship? Maybe your father is in a second marriage with children and you only spoke with him a few times a year. Or you are recently estranged from a family…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2926

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Apr 26

    8 Tips to Maximize Interpreter Effectivene

    8 Tips to Maximize Interpreter Effectivene
    Once you find a qualified interpreter, apply these eight tips to maximize the interpreter’s usefulness in court or at trial. Locate interpreters where they can hear and be heard. One of the most challenging aspects of simultaneous court…
  • Apr 24

    Employer Checklist: Responding to Request for an Assistive Animal

    Employer Checklist: Responding to Request for an Assistive Animal
    A possible accommodation for an employee’s disability may be the use of an assistive animal in the workplace. What considerations should go into deciding whether to allow this accommodation? Here’s a handy checklist to help…
  • Apr 21

    Are Insurance Agreements Discoverable?

    Are Insurance Agreements Discoverable?
    The existence of insurance is often key to a lawsuit and one of the first orders of business in discovery. There are statutory provisions allowing for discovery of the existence and contents of insurance agreements—as well as limits on…
Rank this Week: 2840

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Apr 26

    Basics of Estate Planning: What to Know Before Funding Real Estate to a Trust (Part 3 of 4)

    Basics of Estate Planning: What to Know Before Funding Real Estate to a Trust (Part 3 of 4)
    This is another in a series of blogs on the basics of estate planning. Over the past two weeks, I’ve looked at the insurance, tax, and asset protection considerations involved in transferring real estate into a trust. This week,…
  • Apr 24

    We’re Relaunching Our Attorney Directory Search-Attorneys.com

    We’re Relaunching Our Attorney Directory Search-Attorneys.com
    FUN AND INTERESTING BACK STORY The Academy purchased an existing Attorney directory called Search-Attorneys.com in 2002. For about a decade we maintained the directory and listed all Academy Members, Partners and Associates in…
  • Apr 21

    Do Your Clients Need More “Love Letters” from the Law Firm?

    Do Your Clients Need More “Love Letters” from the Law Firm?
    Last week when I checked my “snail” mailbox (typically full of physical junk mail and solicitations), I was surprised to find two handwritten cards from friends. One was a greeting card – a fun, playful, witty and heartfelt…
Rank this Week: 3726

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.czepigalaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 25

    Challenging a Will in Connecticut – What You Need to Know

    Challenging a Will in Connecticut – What You Need to Know
    By David Green Contrary to popular belief, a Will or Last Will and Testament, isn’t always written in stone. Quite frequently, disputes arise over the contents of a Will and the parties who are at odds must seek outside help to resolve…
  • Apr 20

    Second Marriages and Blended Families: 3 Key Steps to Estate Planning

    Second Marriages and Blended Families: 3 Key Steps to Estate Planning
    Finding love for the second time is a beautiful thing, but amidst all the fireworks and violins, it’s important to be aware that second marriages typically create the need for some fairly in-depth estate planning. To ensure wedded bliss…
  • Apr 7

    Estate Taxes: What Does The Future Hold?

    Estate Taxes: What Does The Future Hold?
    By Paul T. Czepiga Well, well, well, what  do you know. Congress once again might tinker with the estate tax. This is something they are wont to do with new administrations and when certain legislators want to make a statement. Given the…
Rank this Week: 2825

McDevitt Law Office

McDevitt Law Office

Covers estate planning and family law in Virginia.

http://www.mcdevittlaw.net/blog-index/
  • Apr 25

    The perils of social media in divorce

    The perils of social media in divorce
    The prevalence of social media has made divorce proceedings far more complicated than they once were. The arrival of the Cloud and other comparable wireless storage implies that your “private” data may not be as concealed as you…
  • Apr 18

    Probate in a state other then your domicile

    Probate in a state other then your domicile
    If you own property located in a state other than your domicile, you should not have to create another will in that state. The reason is that most states recognize a will that was legally executed in another jurisdiction. However, it may be…
  • Mar 29

    Special-needs trusts and other estate planning options for disabled adult

    Special-needs trusts and other estate planning options for disabled adult
    The life expectancy of disabled adults has been steadily increasing to the point where it has served to complicate the issue of retirement planning for their aging parents. A special-needs child brings another aspect to retirement planning.…
Rank this Week: 2607

Krueger & Hernandez SC Blog

Krueger & Hernandez SC Blog

Covers personal injury and estate planning.

http://www.kh-law.net/blog/
  • Apr 25

    Things to Know About Wisconsin Medicaid Program

    Things to Know About Wisconsin Medicaid Program
    The Wisconsin Medicaid program is in place to help a variety of residents receive the health care they require. Do you have reason to believe that you qualify for coverage? Do you have reason to believe that a loved one may be able to receive…
  • Apr 21

    The Benefits of an IRA

    The Benefits of an IRA
    Regardless of your age or financial position, it’s important to look toward the future. For example, you need to keep one eye on your retirement savings at all times. If you don’t, you could find yourself reaching retirement age…
  • Apr 19

    Look for these Traits in a Baraboo Personal Injury Lawyer

    Look for these Traits in a Baraboo Personal Injury Lawyer
    Were you recently injured in an accident? Are you assisting a loved one, such as a spouse, who was put in this unenviable position by a negligent third party? If you answered yes to either question, there is no denying the fact that you have…
Rank this Week: 2305

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Apr 25

    Top Scams Targeting Seniors – And How to Avoid Them

    Top Scams Targeting Seniors – And How to Avoid Them
    It’s no secret that the elderly are frequently the target of scams, financial abuse, and exploitation. A senior’s declining cognition may make it more difficult for him to distinguish between a legitimate phone call or e-mail and…
  • Apr 17

    Selling Real Property to Satisfy the Debts of a Decedent

    Selling Real Property to Satisfy the Debts of a Decedent
    In Virginia, real property vests with the heirs of an estate unless the heirs are divested of legal title. As a result, it is settled law that unless a personal representative of the estate is granted an express power to sell the real estate…
  • Apr 10

    Early Signs of Dementia and What to Do About Them

    Early Signs of Dementia and What to Do About Them
    The Alzheimer’s Association’s website, www.alz.org, has a page devoted to 10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s. I commend the site to your review, especially if you are trying to figure out whether you have dementia or…
Rank this Week: 2485

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • 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: …
  • Apr 4

    Education, Education, Education

    Education, Education, Education
    There is a new book out titled: The Death of Expertise.  The subtitle is “The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters”.  The book deals primarily with politics and reviewers have labeled it…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3076

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • 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: …
  • Apr 4

    Education, Education, Education

    Education, Education, Education
    There is a new book out titled: The Death of Expertise.  The subtitle is “The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters”.  The book deals primarily with politics and reviewers have labeled it…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4321

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/
  • Apr 24

    Preneed Shortfalls: Extended Installment Option

    Preneed Shortfalls: Extended Installment Option
    For consumers who need installments to pay for their preneed arrangement, funeral directors report that the $100 monthly payment is the comfort threshold for most individuals.   For a widow planning her own funeral, the $100 monthly…
  • Apr 19

    The MFT Complaint: Records and the Administration of Consumer Fund

    The MFT Complaint: Records and the Administration of Consumer Fund
    The next issue in our review of the MFT Complaint concerns the State Board allegation that the MFT fails to maintain adequate records to document how much consumers have paid and that the proper amounts were deposited to trust.   In…
  • Apr 13

    Health Care Proxy: Someone with a Backbone

    Health Care Proxy: Someone with a Backbone
    The Conversation Project recently posted a blog entry titled “Somebody with a Backbone”: Tips for Choosing a Health Care Proxy.   We could not agree more with the post’s recommendations about how to go about…
Rank this Week: 4503

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/
Rank this Week: 1987

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    In Memoriam of Claude R. "Chip" Bowles Jr.

    In Memoriam of Claude R. "Chip" Bowles Jr.
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP lost a valued partner on April 18, 2017. Claude R. "Chip" Bowles Jr. was an incredibly smart and hardworking attorney who exhibited a conscientious and vigorous commitment to client service. Chip was also a man…
  • Apr 19

    Intellectual Property Audits, Management Programs Have Value

    Intellectual Property Audits, Management Programs Have Value
    Intellectual property has become increasingly complex and inevitably intertwined with many aspects of any organization in today’s fast-moving economy. Sources suggest the value of U.S. IP assets currently exceeds other tangible assets;…
  • Apr 14

    Decanted Trusts Win IRS GST Tax Approval

    Decanted Trusts Win IRS GST Tax Approval
    In a departure from their previously announced position, the IRS recently ruled that trusts which were decanted into new trusts on slightly different terms preserved their favorable grandfathered status against the generation-skipping…
Rank this Week: 2727

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/
  • Apr 24

    Concerns Raised about Aging Department Consolidation

    Concerns Raised about Aging Department Consolidation
    Pennsylvania legislators are currently considering Governor Wolf’s proposal to merge four Pennsylvania human service agencies. The Governor would like to consolidate the current Departments of Aging (PDA), Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP),…
  • Apr 15

    What is the difference between a health-care power of attorney and a living will?

    What is the difference between a health-care power of attorney and a living will?
    There is a lot of misunderstanding about living wills and health care powers of attorney. Even health care professionals can be confused. Here is my explanation of the major differences between these two forms of health care directive.  If…
  • Apr 10

    Going Home - How to Prepare for your Hospital Discharge - Part 2

    Going Home - How to Prepare for your Hospital Discharge - Part 2
    This is part 2 of my series on how to prepare to go home after a hospital discharge. Click here for Part 1. Being in the hospital is tough on the patient. If you are in the hospital for a few days, you should expect that your…
Rank this Week: 3346

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/blog
  • Apr 22

    How to Avoid a $10,000 Mistake!

    How to Avoid a $10,000 Mistake!
    Jill passed away with $20,000 in savings and $10,000 of debt.  She only had a Last Will and Testament.  Because a Will requires debts be paid, $10,000 of her savings had to be sent to creditors.  Another $3,000 had to be spent…
  • Apr 15

    What is a trust?

    What is a trust?
    A trust is a document that can accomplish many things. It keeps your family out of probate, maintains their privacy, can protect your assets, allows you to maintain control over the assets for many years. Companies out there monitor probate…
  • Apr 14

    What is the worst choice of words ever?

    What is the worst choice of words ever?
    The phrase “Estate Planning” is the worst choice of words ever… Maybe a better term would be “Personal Protection Planning” or just “Planning Ahead.” The word “estate” conjures up…
Rank this Week: 2196

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/
  • Apr 21

    Is a Contract to Make a Will Legally Binding?

    Is a Contract to Make a Will Legally Binding?
    A person is free to dispose of property as he or she wishes by making a will. There are cases in which a person may enter into a written contract to make certain provisions in their will in exchange for certain considerations. For example, a…
  • Apr 20

    How Does a Reverse Mortgage Affect My Will or Trust?

    How Does a Reverse Mortgage Affect My Will or Trust?
    Living in southern California gets more expensive every year. For many elderly San Diego residents on a fixed income, just paying monthly bills can be a struggle. This is one reason “reverse mortgages” have become popular in…
  • Apr 19

    Have You Talked to Your Family About Estate Planning?

    Have You Talked to Your Family About Estate Planning?
    Estate planning is a process that affects your entire family. The decisions you make today regarding your will and trust can affect your spouse, children, and other relatives years down the line. This is why it is important to make sure your…
Rank this Week: 1466

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    Trust Accounting

    Trust Accounting
    A beneficiary is generally free to contest a trustee's accounting without fear of consequence. However, there is an exception to this rule.Probate Code § 17211(a) provides that "if a beneficiary contests the trustee's account and…
  • Apr 5

    Attorney fees in Probate

    Attorney fees in Probate
    Los Angeles County Superior CourtCompensation for a personal representative and attorney in a probate is derived from a statutory scheme that provides for ordinary compensation, and in certain instances, extraordinary compensation. Ordinary…
  • Mar 22

    Unpublished Appellate Opinions - Don't Use Them

    Unpublished Appellate Opinions - Don't Use Them
    A hallmark of our legal system is the establishment of precedent, or case holding, from appellate courts that bind future cases. That is, the prior case can be cited in a subsequent case to argue for a similar outcome, provided the facts are…
Rank this Week: 3398

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/
  • Apr 21

    New Yorkers say farewell to Jimmy Breslin

    New Yorkers say farewell to Jimmy Breslin
    If you are or were a New Yorker, you know Jimmy Breslin. Chances are you either loved or hated him. The tough-talking, hard-drinking journalist wrote prolifically about the streets and the common people of the city he was born in, lived in,…
  • Apr 14

    When advance directives are ignored

    When advance directives are ignored
    When we discuss end-of-life wishes with clients, some clients say they want everything possible done to keep them alive, regardless of their physical condition or possible outcome. If they can hang on for a while longer, they reason, there…
  • Apr 9

    Penn Treaty fails:What does this mean for you if you want long-term care coverage?

    Penn Treaty fails:What does this mean for you if you want long-term care coverage?
    Thousands of people across the nation hold long-term care policies from Penn Treaty Insurance Company. The company and its American Network Insurance subsidiary have been in dire financial straits since at least 2001. With the company short…
Rank this Week: 4873

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
  • Apr 21

    When Paternity is an Issue in Illinoi

    When Paternity is an Issue in Illinoi
    According to national statistics, there are approximately 1.5 million babies born each year to unmarried women. Although in many of these families the father immediately acknowledges paternity and his name is added to the birth…
  • Apr 14

    Common Causes for Divorce Delay

    Common Causes for Divorce Delay
    For many people, once the decision has been made to end their marriage, they want it done as quickly as possible, Unfortunately, the process of divorce can often be a long, drawn-out affair, depending on how well—or not so…
  • Apr 7

    Social Media’s Impact on Divorce

    Social Media’s Impact on Divorce
    It is hard to imagine a world without social media, yet these sites have only been around for approximately a decade. There is no debate over how quickly sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have become a crucial part of society, with…
Rank this Week: 1858

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • Apr 21

    Homestead sale profits in Florida, a recent court decision

    Homestead sale profits in Florida, a recent court decision
    Is Investing Homestead Sale Proceeds Okay? Florida Constitution provides protection from forced sale to homestead property from most creditors. Art. X, § 4, Fla. Const. The protection covers not only the physical homestead property but…
  • Apr 6

    Same Sex surviving spouses, a recent Florida law change

    Same Sex surviving spouses, a recent Florida law change
    Florida same-sex surviving spouses may be added on a death certificate without a court order In 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued its pioneering decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, 135 S. Ct. 2584 (2015), holding state laws…
  • Mar 28

    Homestead protection in Florida

    Homestead protection in Florida
    Is Investing Homestead Sale Proceeds Okay? Florida Constitution provides protection from forced sale to homestead property from most creditors. Art. X, § 4, Fla. Const. The protection covers not only the physical homestead property but…
Rank this Week: 4369

Trust Matters Most

Trust Matters Most

Covers family law, divorce, bankruptcy, and specific Pennsylvania law changes. By Reese, Samley, Wagenseller, Mecum & Longer, P.C.

http://www.trustmattersmost.com/blog
  • Apr 20

    Real Estate Assessment

    Real Estate Assessment
    What does Reassessment Mean? All property parcels in Lancaster County will receive an updated assessment. This new assessment represents an estimate of your property’s fair market value. The new assessment will be effective as of 1/1/18…
  • Sep 15

    Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District

    Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District
    We wish to acknowledge School Transportation News for an article written on Mr. Reese’s recent Supreme Court win! School Transportation News article As well as, American Bus Sales in Oklahoma for bringing our win to the eyes of those in…
  • Sep 15

    Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District

    Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District
    We wish to acknowledge School Transportation News for an article written on Mr. Reese’s recent Supreme Court win! School Transportation News article As well as, American Bus Sales in Oklahoma for bringing our win to the eyes of those in…
Rank this Week: 2140

Odgers Law Group Blog

Odgers Law Group Blog

Covers California business and estate planning law.

https://odgerslawgroup.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Apr 13

    Benefits of a California Durable Power of Attorney

    Benefits of a California Durable Power of Attorney
    What is a California Durable Power of Attorney? A California Durable Power of Attorney is a document that authorizes your agent (a person you choose) to manage your financial affairs if you become unable (or unwilling) to manage them…
  • Apr 5

    The Significance of a Pre-Incorporation Agreement

    The Significance of a Pre-Incorporation Agreement
    Corporate ownership or Incorporation is one of the more complex forms of legal ownership of a business. Due to its complexity, it is wise to have a pre-incorporation agreement drafted to get started on the right foot. Pre-Incorporation…
Rank this Week: 1792

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/
Rank this Week: 2302

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/
  • Apr 19

    Autism costs rise dramatically with age: study

    Autism costs rise dramatically with age: study
    Caring for individuals with autism and other special needs tends to involve a lifetime of expenses, whether it is paying for caregivers, accommodation or daily necessities. A study from the University of California, Davis (UCD), shows…
  • Mar 30

    Military retirees can now use special needs trusts for SBP payment

    Military retirees can now use special needs trusts for SBP payment
    Military families with special needs children face a number of difficulties when planning for their future financial security. However, a new law now allows military retirees more flexibility and peace of mind with the way their Survivor…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2473