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About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Sep 27

    5 Key Issues Related to Florida Real Estate Contract

    5 Key Issues Related to Florida Real Estate Contract
    For real estate transactions in Florida the real estate contract controls the deal. This is the common understanding of most real estate professionals. However, these contract terms are based upon long standing legal principles which have…
  • Sep 20

    Rescission of a Residential Real Estate Contract in Florida

    Rescission of a Residential Real Estate Contract in Florida
    When things go bad in a Florida real estate transaction, the buyer’s first thought may be to walk away. Just get out of the deal. Find another home to buy. However, is this possible? Can the buyer cancel transaction? Under Florida law…
  • Sep 6

    Florida Foreclosure Appeal on The Issue of Standing – Victory Against Bank of America

    Florida Foreclosure Appeal on The Issue of Standing – Victory Against Bank of America
    We do not make a practice of sharing every foreclosure victory in a blog post. It is not our style. However, the recent publication of our appellate win against Bank of America merits some discussion today because the ruling on the issue of…
Rank this Week: 4325

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Sep 27

    Effective oral arguments in court

    Effective oral arguments in court
    I have seen many lawyers argue themselves OUT of a win by talking too much in court. The first rule of oral argument in court is that if you do not need to say anything because the judge is agreeing with you, then SHUT UP. You do yourself no…
  • Sep 15

    Make your point: How to write a winning brief

    Make your point: How to write a winning brief
    How do you write a winning brief? Say what you are going to say, say it, and then say what you said. That is an old rule in writing and it applies to well written legal briefs also. The biggest problem with most written legal arguments is the…
  • Aug 30

    Not too much…and not too few: Reciting the facts of your California Trust or Will lawsuit

    Not too much…and not too few: Reciting the facts of your California Trust or Will lawsuit
      When you are faced with a California Trust or Will lawsuit, you have to respond. But what does a response look like? How much do you have to say and what effect does your response have on your case? Responses are funny things. Sometime…
Rank this Week: 3823

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Sep 27

    Paternity Claims in Probate

    Paternity Claims in Probate
    If a man dies in Florida without having his own will or trust prepared, he is considered to have died intestate. In other words, his estate will be distributed according to the “will” the state wrote for him. Under the…
  • Sep 13

    The Long Arm of Florida’s Code

    The Long Arm of Florida’s Code
    In 2013 the Florida Legislature enacted Fl. Stat. 736.202 to clarify when Florida courts have jurisdiction to hear disputes involving trusts. Lawyers refer to this type of statute as establishing “long arm” jurisdiction. The…
  • Aug 29

    Preventing Alzheimer’

    Preventing Alzheimer’
    More and more medical research is appearing which links simple lifestyle changes to preventing cognitive decline.  A recent article in the August 22, 2016 issue of Time Magazine highlights research by a Virginia neurologist, Dr. Majid…
Rank this Week: 2854

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Sep 27

    Paternity Claims in Probate

    Paternity Claims in Probate
    If a man dies in Florida without having his own will or trust prepared, he is considered to have died intestate. In other words, his estate will be distributed according to the “will” the state wrote for him. Under the…
  • Sep 13

    The Long Arm of Florida’s Code

    The Long Arm of Florida’s Code
    In 2013 the Florida Legislature enacted Fl. Stat. 736.202 to clarify when Florida courts have jurisdiction to hear disputes involving trusts. Lawyers refer to this type of statute as establishing “long arm” jurisdiction. The…
  • Aug 29

    Preventing Alzheimer’

    Preventing Alzheimer’
    More and more medical research is appearing which links simple lifestyle changes to preventing cognitive decline.  A recent article in the August 22, 2016 issue of Time Magazine highlights research by a Virginia neurologist, Dr. Majid…
Rank this Week: 3999

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Sep 27

    What Can I Do to Ensure My North Dakota Medicaid Eligibility?

    What Can I Do to Ensure My North Dakota Medicaid Eligibility?
    Estate planning encompasses much more than simply deciding who will receive your estate assets when you are gone. One additional component of many estate plans, for example, is Medicaid planning. Medicaid planning is an important part of many…
  • Sep 22

    What Is the Veterans Aid and Attendance Special Pension?

    What Is the Veterans Aid and Attendance Special Pension?
    People who have served our country in the military can be eligible for certain benefits that can help them out during their retirement years. This is a small reward considering the extent of the sacrifices that are made by our veterans, but…
  • Sep 20

    Can North Dakota Medicaid Planning Help at the Last Minute?

    Can North Dakota Medicaid Planning Help at the Last Minute?
    Do you suddenly need to qualify for Medicaid as a senior because you cannot afford the high cost of long-term care? If so, you are hardly alone. Over half of all seniors eventually turn to the Medicaid program for help paying for long-term…
Rank this Week: 2511

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts in Nevada.

http://www.wealth-counselors.com/blog/
  • Sep 26

    Why Do I Need a Pour Over Will?

    Why Do I Need a Pour Over Will?
    If one of your goals in estate planning is to avoid probate through a revocable living trust, you should also have a “pour over” will.  Pour over wills allow certain property that passes through your will at your death…
  • Sep 6

    How is a Trust Different from my Last Will and Testament?

    How is a Trust Different from my Last Will and Testament?
    If you have any knowledge about estate planning, you have no doubt heard the terms “last will and testament” and “trust.”  However, do you know how these two estate planning tools different?  While…
  • Aug 12

    What Is A Gun Trust And Why Do I Need One

    What Is A Gun Trust And Why Do I Need One
    What Is A Gun Trust And Why Do I Need One from Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd.  A gun trust can be beneficial in handling the inheritance of certain types of weapons, especially those that are governed by federal and state regulations.…
Rank this Week: 3491

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Sep 26

    Spied on by my Vibrator? A Peek between the Sheets of BC’s Privacy Laws (Video Blog)

    Spied on by my Vibrator? A Peek between the Sheets of BC’s Privacy Laws (Video Blog)
    Hello, and welcome to this week’s video blog on the law. This week we are taking a peek between the sheets of BC’s Privacy laws as they pertain to the ever growing array of internet connected consumer devices that may be…
  • Sep 24

    Is an Apology an Admission of Fault?

    Is an Apology an Admission of Fault?
    For Landlubbers No, for Mariners Perhaps In February of 2001, while conducting a demonstration for civilian observers nine miles off the Hawiian island of Oahu, the U.S. nuclear submarine Greeneville performed an emergency ballast blow and…
  • Sep 19

    Video Blog: ICBC Hit and Run Accident Claim

    Video Blog: ICBC Hit and Run Accident Claim
    Video Blog: ICBC Hit and Run Claims British Columbia insurance law makes sure that every vehicle licensed in this province carries at least basic coverage of $200,000 in third party liability insurance through ICBC.  This basic…
Rank this Week: 2176

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

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

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4235

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Sep 25

    Yet Another Scam (Part 2)

    Yet Another Scam (Part 2)
                Last week I was telling you how Joe got scammed.  He paid money to increase his odds of winning a Publisher’s Clearinghouse prize.  It was all a lie and he…
  • Sep 18

    Yet Another Scam

    Yet Another Scam
          6 months ago I wrote about some common scams that target seniors. Here’s another one that doesn’t just prey on seniors but really on anyone who is struggling financially.…
  • Sep 11

    A Simple Estate Matter? Not so Fast (Part 2)

    A Simple Estate Matter? Not so Fast (Part 2)
                 Last week I was telling you about Mark’s call regarding the administration of his sister, Melanie’s estate.   He had gone to the Surrogate to get…
Rank this Week: 1816

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/
  • Sep 24

    IRS relaxes rule for late retirement plan rollover

    IRS relaxes rule for late retirement plan rollover
    Taxpayers rolling over a distribution from an IRA or other retirement account into another account must complete the rollover within 60 days of taking the distribution, or face paying income tax on those funds. In the past, if you failed to…
  • Sep 22

    Do your Social Security homework before you apply for benefit

    Do your Social Security homework before you apply for benefit
    If you are relying solely on the Social Security Administration staff or its website to help you determine when and how to take benefits, you should probably do a little more research. The General Accounting Office just released its…
  • Sep 13

    Some Medicare beneficiaries improperly denied benefits based on defunct "improvement standard"

    Some Medicare beneficiaries improperly denied benefits based on defunct "improvement standard"
    It always pays to be your own health advocate.  In 2012 I informed you that Medicare had eliminated its so-called "improvement standard." Under the new rule, beneficiaries are covered for short-term skilled nursing or…
Rank this Week: 4470

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Sep 24

    ABCs of Accounts, Beneficiaries and Court

    ABCs of Accounts, Beneficiaries and Court
    In a recent article in US News and World Reports, Scott Holsopple sets out questions which everyone should ask when planning for what happens when they are no longer alive and handling their financial affairs. One important question is: Does…
  • Sep 17

    More Power for your Power of Attorney

    More Power for your Power of Attorney
    A Power of Attorney allows someone you designate (your agent or attorney in fact) to make decisions for you if you become incapacitated. For this document to be effective, your agent may need to be able to access your medical information.…
  • Sep 10

    Additional IRA Advantage

    Additional IRA Advantage
    Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are an investment tool and need to be taken into account when doing estate planning. It is important to name a beneficiary of an IRA. A spouse is often a beneficiary. A contingent beneficiary should also…
Rank this Week: 1180

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate…

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate Blog

Covers recent developments in Florida probate, trust, estate and guardianship. By Clark Skatoff PA.

http://www.clarkskatoff.com/news-resources/blog/
  • Sep 24

    My Son's New Soccer Website

    My Son's New Soccer Website
    My son Jonathan Skatoff has a new website devoted to soccer - cornerkicker.com.  I recommend all youthful fans of soccer check it out. 
  • Sep 23

    Florida Conservatorships For Property of Missing Persons and Absentee

    Florida Conservatorships For Property of Missing Persons and Absentee
    In practice, we routinely deal with probates (concerning a decedent’s assets) and guardianships (concerning a ward unable to care for his person and/or property).  A conservatorship is a lesser-known proceeding available to deal…
  • Sep 22

    Stranger Originated Life Insurance Survives Challenge in Florida

    Stranger Originated Life Insurance Survives Challenge in Florida
    Stranger-originated life insurance (STOLI) is a scheme pursuant to which someone purchases life insurance on the life of another for whom the purchaser does not have an insurable interest on the life of the insured. 
Rank this Week: 2119

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 23

    The Future of the Federal Estate Tax

    The Future of the Federal Estate Tax
    Yesterday Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton proposed two changes to the federal estate tax regime. Depending upon who you ask, the federal estate tax is also known as the inheritance tax or death tax.First, she would increase…
  • Sep 7

    Trustee Removal

    Trustee Removal
    When a beneficiary files a petition it concludes with requests for various forms of relief, e.g. compelling the trustee to submit an accounting, instructing the trustee, determining the validity of a trust provision, determining questions of…
  • Aug 25

    Probate Order

    Probate Order
    Probate participants naturally appreciate consistency. If a judge rules one way in a case in 2016, then presumably that ruling will apply in 2017 as well even if the case is before a different judge. "For one superior court judge, no matter…
Rank this Week: 3276

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.czepigalaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 23

    Guardianship and Protecting Your Loved One with an Intellectual Disability

    Guardianship and Protecting Your Loved One with an Intellectual Disability
    By Kathleen D. Tetreault Family members of individuals with intellectual disabilities go to extraordinary lengths to provide their loved ones with proper supports, services, and care.  Establishing guardianship is often a necessary part…
  • Sep 22

    Retirees Cashing in on the Sharing Economy

    Retirees Cashing in on the Sharing Economy
    Have you ever thought it might be nice to make a little extra money to supplement your retirement? Maybe you need a bit more income just to make ends meet, or maybe you’re doing okay but wouldn’t mind having some room in your…
  • Sep 22

    Estate Tax Loophole for Family Business Owners Under Attack

    Estate Tax Loophole for Family Business Owners Under Attack
    By Paul T. Czepiga Have you heard the news that wealthy business owners might soon see a bigger tax hit when they transfer ownership stakes to their children? Take a look at some headlines I’ve seen: Treasury Department Targets Estate…
Rank this Week: 1818

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt…

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt Blog

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

http://www.alexislevitt.com/blog/
  • Sep 23

    Finally – Disabled Children of Military Retirees Can Receive the Parent’s Pension AND Keep Public Benefit

    Finally – Disabled Children of Military Retirees Can Receive the Parent’s Pension AND Keep Public Benefit
    ** This post applies only to families of military RETIREES – not enlisted soldiers. ** Upon retiring from the military, an employee has earned a pension. For a retiree with a disabled child, she has been able to designate that upon her…
  • Sep 20

    South Shore Walk to End Alzheimer’

    South Shore Walk to End Alzheimer’
    This weekend, my team walked to raise funds to end Alzheimer’s and to raise awareness. It was a beautiful day for a walk along the Plymouth waterfront, and I learned about more resources that the Alzheimer’s Association offers for…
  • Jun 13

    The Globe Made It Sound Like All of Our Seniors are Living Like the 1% and That Ticked Me Off

    The Globe Made It Sound Like All of Our Seniors are Living Like the 1% and That Ticked Me Off
    The Boston Globe Magazine wrote in its 1/31/16 issue of a Massachusetts building boom of senior care communities targeted essentially at the “1%.” You can see that article here. I was ticked off at the tone of the article, to say…
Rank this Week: 4582

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Sep 23

    Why You Need a New Powerful Power of Attorney in 2016

    Why You Need a New Powerful Power of Attorney in 2016
    Think a spouse or child can simply step in and make financial and health decisions for you in the event you are incapacitated? Not so fast. Compliance departments at financial institutions are developing increasingly stringent policies…
  • Sep 16

    Long-term care premiums going up? Find out how legal planning can help!

    Long-term care premiums going up? Find out how legal planning can help!
    If you are among the 8 million Americans with long-term care insurance, you may have noticed your premiums climbing higher and higher. You’re not alone. Long-term care insurance premiums have been rapidly increasing for seniors across…
  • May 17

    Time to take RMDs. Time to understand taxes.

    Time to take RMDs. Time to understand taxes.
    An IRA can be a beautiful thing.  You can contribute money to a retirement account and it grows tax deferred until you withdraw it.  Many folks leave their IRAs in place, still growing through retirement until they have to start…
Rank this Week: 2175

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

Covers building, protecting and distributing wealth. By Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP.

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 22

    Van White to Present at BMDA Lien Law Seminar

    Van White to Present at BMDA Lien Law Seminar
    SYK attorney Van White will be this year's guest speaker for the Building Material Dealer's Association (BMDA) Washington and Oregon Lien Law Seminar. White's presentation will include information on: preliminary notices, perfecting lien…
  • Sep 7

    Chambers Recognizes Kantor and Blachly as “Notable Practitioners”

    Chambers Recognizes Kantor and Blachly as “Notable Practitioners”
    Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) Guide by Chambers and Partners has been released for 2016. This year's publication recognizes not only Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP as a firm, but also includes two of our attorneys. Stephen Kantor and Victoria…
  • Sep 2

    Victory – Vindicated By The California Court of Appeal

    Victory – Vindicated By The California Court of Appeal
    "The victory benefits investors everywhere by making clear that basic rules of due process do apply in FINRA arbitration". In August, 2014, I represented Sandra Liebhaber in a FINRA hearing requested by Royal Alliance Associates and its one…
Rank this Week: 4802

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, veterans benefits and special needs trusts. By Mark E. Wight.

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
  • Sep 22

    Idaho Estate Planning - Get Real: Planning for Life, Death, and Disability

    Idaho Estate Planning - Get Real: Planning for Life, Death, and Disability
    One of easiest things to do in this world is to ignore the future and not just any future, our own future. It’s much easier to predict what will happen to other people. We can see with great clarity where they’re headed and the problems…
  • Sep 19

    Idaho Elder Law - Yes, Medicaid Planning is Ethical

    Idaho Elder Law - Yes, Medicaid Planning is Ethical
    Under the attorneys’ rules of professional conduct (our ethical rules) we have an obligation to “zealously represent” our clients. We also cannot advise clients to act in a manner that is illegal or will perpetrate a fraud on the court.
  • Sep 15

    Idaho Elder Law - Medicaid Planning is Legal

    Idaho Elder Law - Medicaid Planning is Legal
    The first thing to know is that it is not illegal to do Medicaid Planning. It is illegal to “hide” assets and hiding assets will land you in prison.
Rank this Week: 2777

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/
  • Sep 22

    What to Consider When Passing on Assets to Your Family Members – Part III

    What to Consider When Passing on Assets to Your Family Members – Part III
    Ease of transferring assets can have a tremendous impact on your heirs. Remember that when you pass away, your heirs will likely be struggling with grief and all the aspects of managing a funeral and following your burial wishes. During this…
  • Sep 15

    What to Consider When Passing Assets on to Your Family Members – Part II

    What to Consider When Passing Assets on to Your Family Members – Part II
    As shared in the previous blog post, sentiment is one of the primary reasons and factors that should always be considered when passing on assets to future generations. The second in this four-part series is liquidity. A liquid asset refers to…
  • Sep 8

    What to Consider When Passing Assets on to Your Family Members – Part I

    What to Consider When Passing Assets on to Your Family Members – Part I
    There are many different considerations when thinking about leaving behind your assets to your loved ones. Read on to learn more about the first of the four major reasons you should consider in this four-part blog post series.  Most…
Rank this Week: 4584

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/
  • Sep 21

    Should you name your children or your estate on your life insurance policy?

    Should you name your children or your estate on your life insurance policy?
    When it comes to naming the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. There are plenty of variables to consider but they fit individual people differently. A reader recently wrote to me asking about…
  • Sep 17

    Three out of four isn't bad

    Three out of four isn't bad
    I just noticed that of the four top-selling books in the law category on my publisher's site, three of them were written by me. "For My Family, With Love" continues to be a very strong seller even though it has been out for a couple…
  • Sep 16

    How do you find your deceased parents assets when they've been gone for 14 years?

    How do you find your deceased parents assets when they've been gone for 14 years?
    Now here's a tough one. A reader left me this brief note: "How do you find your deceased parents assets when they been gone longer than 14 years?" There's an awful lot I don't know about your situation, including why 14 years have…
Rank this Week: 4905

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Sep 20

    How you can benefit from elder law services - Video | KRIV

    How you can benefit from elder law services - Video | KRIV
    via www.fox26houston.com How you can benefit from elder law services? ElderCounsel CEO, Valerie Peterson, J.D., was live on Fox 26 Houston on Thursday, September 15. She talked about common elder law planning misconceptions, long term care in…
  • Aug 22

    The Joy Of Inheriting Appreciated Property

    The Joy Of Inheriting Appreciated Property
    When you inherit property, such as a house or stocks, the property is usually worth more than it was when the original owner purchased it. If you were to sell the property, there could be huge capital gains taxes. Fortunately, when you…
  • Aug 21

    When PODs Go BAD

    When PODs Go BAD
    Are payable on death accounts a simple way to pass assets to heirs or are they a mistake? It sure sounds simple. With a payable on death account or paid on death account, you name a beneficiary who gets the account when you die—no probate,…
Rank this Week: 4622

New York Estate Planning Lawyer…

New York Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 20

    Ademption: A Stumbling Block To Your Estate Plan

    Ademption: A Stumbling Block To Your Estate Plan
    Your estate plan exists to make sure that your wishes are known and fulfilled. In particular, you have a will to make sure that your family is provided for and that your assets go to the people you want to care for and believe are deserving.…
  • Sep 20

    Ademption: A Stumbling Block To Your Estate Plan

    Ademption: A Stumbling Block To Your Estate Plan
    Your estate plan exists to make sure that your wishes are known and fulfilled. In particular, you have a will to make sure that your family is provided for and that your assets go to the people you want to care for and believe are deserving.…
  • Sep 16

    Back To Basics: Preventing Will Contest

    Back To Basics: Preventing Will Contest
    Every family has at least one horror story of a death in a family turning into a protracted legal tragedy well documented publicly by a probate court. An angry heir dissatisfied with their share of inheritance or a disinherited family member…
Rank this Week: 4844

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

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

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Sep 20

    Total Asset Protection

    Total Asset Protection
    Life is full of risks. We may get sued because of the activities we engage in, what we own or even who we know. Virtually every aspect of life can be the source of creditor’s claims, litigation and judgments. Being alive is risky…
  • Sep 6

    Easy On Easement

    Easy On Easement
    One of the most common types of real estate cases we litigate are easement disputes. Since easements usually involve one's personal residence or investment property, such disputes may be deeply emotional and expensive. What is an easement?…
  • Aug 16

    Six Estate Planning Mistakes Most Commonly Made

    Six Estate Planning Mistakes Most Commonly Made
    If you’re like most people, you have the best of intentions to execute plans for how you want your estate distributed when you die or your affairs handled should you become incapacitated. Unfortunately, unless you take action, those…
Rank this Week: 2012

California Estate Lawyer Blog

California Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as accounting, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, elder abuse, intestacy, trust litigation, and undue influence. By Theodore M. Hankin.

http://www.californiaestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Top Attorney – Theodore M. Hankin

    Top Attorney – Theodore M. Hankin
    By Who’s Who Directories Newport Beach, CA WW/Press/September 19, 2016 –Theodore M. Hankin, Attorney with Messina & Hankin, LLP, was selected for inclusion in the forthcoming Top Attorneys of North America…
  • Sep 21

    Did You Know That You Can Include Your Pets in Your Estate Plan in California?

    Did You Know That You Can Include Your Pets in Your Estate Plan in California?
    It’s true.  Sometimes referred to as “companion animals”, California Probate Code §15212 specifically provides for the creation of a trust to care for your beloved dog, cat or other companion animal after you pass.…
  • Sep 21

    Did You Know That You Can Include Your Pets in Your Estate Plan in California?

    Did You Know That You Can Include Your Pets in Your Estate Plan in California?
    It’s true.  Sometimes referred to as “companion animals”, California Probate Code §15212 specifically provides for the creation of a trust to care for your beloved dog, cat or other companion animal after you pass.…
Rank this Week: 1465

Elder Counsel Blog

Elder Counsel Blog

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

http://www.eldercounsel.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4859

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
  • Sep 18

    Creditor Rights Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Creditor Rights Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    Fessler, Schneider, & Grimme provide efficient, professional representation for our clients. We support local businesses and aggressively defend their rights.  We are committed to providing the finest quality legal services to our…
  • Sep 2

    Family Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY

    Family Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY
    Everyone plans for the future.  At least, we plan for what appears to be the “big” things, college, retirement, vacations, and so forth.   What we don’t plan for is the unexpected, unwanted, and out of our…
  • Aug 15

    Specialist Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY

    Specialist Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY
    We all know that doctors specialize, but you may not realize that lawyers specialize as well.   Fessler, Schneider & Grimme have personal injury and family law as two of their specialties. Specialist Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY…
Rank this Week: 2537

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

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

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Sep 18

    May It Be Infinite While It Last

    May It Be Infinite While It Last
    Kristen and I spent a weekend last winter obsessed with figuring out our ancestry.  A family rumor on my side of Scandinavian roots was defeated and instead we learned that my Dad is a descendant of King Edward I (a bad, bad, bad man…
  • Sep 6

    Divorce and Brick Dust

    Divorce and Brick Dust
    The plan yesterday was to have a new sign installed in Freed Marcroft’s reception area.  Our intrepid signmaker friends spent the holiday weekend trying to get the sign itself finished for us, and yesterday evening — on…
  • Aug 31

    Back to School, Taylor Swift, and New Beginning

    Back to School, Taylor Swift, and New Beginning
    This morning our nieces headed off to first (how?) and fifth (basically impossible!) grades.  Thanks to Carla, Felicia, and Jackie, Freed Marcroft now has a kindergartener, a first grader, a second grader, an eighth grader, and…
Rank this Week: 1894

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • Sep 15

    Probate, Creditors and Technology – Are you Aware?

    Probate, Creditors and Technology – Are you Aware?
    E-Filing in Probate Court – It’s Mandatory! As a Creditor to an estate, you must be wary of your time limits to file a statement of claim against an estate. Section 733.702(1), Florida Statutes (2012) states that creditors must…
  • Aug 29

    Guardianship Law in Florida – What’s Current? Very Important Update

    Guardianship Law in Florida – What’s Current? Very Important Update
    The Shifting Landscape of Guardianship Law: Three Consecutive Years of Changes Co – Written by Stacy B. Rubel, Esq. (Published in The Florida Bar Journal, September 2016)  Members of The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and…
  • Aug 15

    What is your plan for the “What if” in life?

    What is your plan for the “What if” in life?
    Estate Planning for Young Professionals: Don’t Wait to Start Planning Discussing one’s death can be an awkward and uncomfortable experience at any age. It is a topic that most individuals avoid at all costs, especially young…
Rank this Week: 4003

Odgers Law Group Blog

Odgers Law Group Blog

Covers California business and estate planning law.

https://odgerslawgroup.com/blog/
  • Sep 14

    What is a Deadlock Provision?

    What is a Deadlock Provision?
    When joining forces as partners in a group health care practice, doctors and dentists will normally make every effort to cover all the bases concerning the working provisions of their organization. Whether they set up as a professional…
  • Aug 23

    Are You Considering Partnering With Another Doctor/Dentist?

    Are You Considering Partnering With Another Doctor/Dentist?
    As a doctor or a dentist, are you currently thinking of partnering with at least one other member of your profession? If so, you’re not alone. As many as one out of every five new dentists, for example, eschew the thought of private…
  • Aug 23

    Are You Considering Partnering With Another Doctor/Dentist?

    Are You Considering Partnering With Another Doctor/Dentist?
    As a doctor or a dentist, are you currently thinking of partnering with at least one other member of your profession? If so, you’re not alone. As many as one out of every five new dentists, for example, eschew the thought of private…
Rank this Week: 2018

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • Sep 14

    Hospice Care —Benefits for Those with Life-Limiting Illnesses (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    Hospice Care —Benefits for Those with Life-Limiting Illnesses (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    Hospice care is a team-oriented approach to medical care, designed to enhance the quality of life as it nears its end. It is designed to aid in pain management and offer emotional and spiritual support through palliative therapy, education…
  • Aug 31

    Electing Portability

    Electing Portability
    Every person is entitled to give away a certain amount of money tax-free, either during life or at death. Under the current federal estate tax law, all US citizens are each allowed an estate tax exemption of $5,000,000 (this amount is…
  • Aug 15

    Long Term Care Insurance—Is It Right For You? (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    Long Term Care Insurance—Is It Right For You? (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    Long term care insurance (LTC insurance), unlike most health insurance plans, pays for the cost of your care when you need permanent help with activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, eating, etc.). Depending on the LTC policy, covered…
Rank this Week: 2715

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Covers tax planning, estate planning, trusts, wills and charitable giving. By Finch Montgomery Wright LLP.

http://www.paloaltoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 14

    New Parents Need Basic Estate Planning

    New Parents Need Basic Estate Planning
    New parents need to do estate planning, often for the first time.
  • Aug 17

    Protect Yourself From Scam Artist

    Protect Yourself From Scam Artist
    Scam artists have been preying on our clients and have been trying their fraud schemes on us.  Scammers use phone calls, emails and letters trying to get your money and personal information.  Some scammers pretend to be a relative…
  • Aug 7

    Buy Low: Sell High. Pay Capital Gains Taxes.

    Buy Low: Sell High. Pay Capital Gains Taxes.
    Many of my clients come to me with a very Californian problem: they bought their home many years ago for a fraction of what that home is worth today. For example, their mid-century house near downtown cost them $125,000 in 1973 and could be…
Rank this Week: 3559

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

Covers corporate trustees, compensation disputes, contested guardianship proceedings, creditors' claims, homestead litigation, will construction litigation, and trust and estates litigation. By Juan C. Antunez.

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 2659

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 11

    Social Security After Death

    Social Security After Death
    One of the first questions we are asked is “do I have to do anything about Social Security”?  Here are some important things to know if a decedent was receiving SSA benefits at the time of passing:ReportingNormally the…
  • Aug 29

    Income Taxation of Trusts - Determining Which State Can Tax the Trust

    Income Taxation of Trusts - Determining Which State Can Tax the Trust
    Determining the situs of a trust (i.e. the residence of a trust) is not always an easy matter.  Each state has its own rules regarding whether a trust is a "Resident Trust", and often these rules are different from the tax rules, and in…
  • Jun 12

    Is NJ finally going to repeal the Estate Tax and the Inheritance Tax?

    Is NJ finally going to repeal the Estate Tax and the Inheritance Tax?
    I tend not to get too excited about any legislation until it is actually signed, but there is a fair amount of rumbling from both Republicans and Democrats about repealing the NJ Estate Tax.  The NJ Transportation Trust fund is running…
Rank this Week: 1261

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/
  • Sep 9

    Preneed Trusts and Value Allocations: Total Return vs Income Return

    Preneed Trusts and Value Allocations: Total Return vs Income Return
    As discussed in our prior post, funeral homes are becoming increasingly dependent upon their preneed trustee for individual account administration.  Many trustees that provide account administration rely upon programs that use tax cost…
  • Sep 5

    Preneed Trust Income: What Accounting Rules?

    Preneed Trust Income: What Accounting Rules?
    A Missouri funeral home client recently had a consumer with a trust funded contract cancel their prearranged funeral and request a refund. The contract was sold subsequent to the 2009 law change, which provides the consumer a refund equal to…
  • Aug 30

    Cemetery Rules and Regulations: the right to control cremation benche

    Cemetery Rules and Regulations: the right to control cremation benche
    Earlier this year, the dispute between a Missouri cemetery and an independent monument dealer made local news. The cemetery had given notice to several lot owners that memorial benches they had placed on graves were going to be removed. …
Rank this Week: 1056

New York Trusts & Estates…

New York Trusts & Estates Litigation Blog

Discusses recent cases and developments pertaining to New York trusts and estates law. By Farrell Fritz.

http://www.nyestatelitigationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4342

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/
  • Sep 7

    Defining Medical Malpractice in Oklahoma

    Defining Medical Malpractice in Oklahoma
    Experiencing a medical emergency is difficult enough. No one should suffer more at the hands of an irresponsible doctor. So what is medical malpractice? Health care providers may be liable for medical malpractice when the care they provide…
  • Sep 7

    Attorney Chris Hammons to compete on Survivor

    Attorney Chris Hammons to compete on Survivor
    Oklahoma City attorney Chris Hammons, a former University of Oklahoma football team captain, is one of 20 castaways competing for $1 million on Season 33 of Survivor. This season, “Millennials vs Gen X” will premiere at 7 p.m.…
  • Aug 26

    Defining Medical Malpractice in Oklahoma

    Defining Medical Malpractice in Oklahoma
    Experiencing a medical emergency is difficult enough. No one should suffer more at the hands of an irresponsible doctor. So what is medical malpractice? Health care providers may be liable for medical malpractice when the care they provide…
Rank this Week: 1961

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Sep 7

    Family feuds, horse-drawn carriages, vintage automobiles, and brotherly love gone stale

    Family feuds, horse-drawn carriages, vintage automobiles, and brotherly love gone stale
    Family feuds are routinely unpleasant and usually ugly. Unfortunately, estate disputes prove the rule. Passions and emotions are inflamed and sound judgment is often in short supply. However, warring litigants who look to the court for…
  • Sep 6

    CAPITAL DIVIDEND ACCOUNT ELECTIONS AND THE DATE GONE WRONG?

    CAPITAL DIVIDEND ACCOUNT ELECTIONS AND THE DATE GONE WRONG?
    As I mentioned in a previous blog, the capital dividend account (“CDA”) is often a central feature of tax planning for individuals with private corporations with the opportunity to make tax-free distributions to shareholders on…
  • Sep 2

    JOINT ASSETS: APPRECIATING COMPLEXITY

    JOINT ASSETS: APPRECIATING COMPLEXITY
    The potential pitfalls of using joint ownership of property between parent and adult child as a means of reducing exposure to estate administration tax has received increased attention in recent years, in particular since the Pecore decision.…
Rank this Week: 3061

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Sep 7

    Prepare for Proposed 2704 Regulations, Valid or Not

    Prepare for Proposed 2704 Regulations, Valid or Not
    In early August, the IRS issued Proposed Regulations for section 2704. The Treasury Department has been trying to fix what it considers loopholes in that statute since at least 2009. It has sought legislative changes to section 2704 to…
  • Sep 5

    Feedback Is A Two Way Street

    Feedback Is A Two Way Street
    Modern law firms recognize the power of constructive feedback. It helps staff get and stay on track, which can be very motivating, resulting in increased satisfaction and productivity. I’ve previously shared best practices for giving…
  • Sep 2

    All About That Boot Camp

    All About That Boot Camp
    Is our next Boot Camp for you? Mark your calendar and join us next Wednesday to find out! On September 7th at 2pm PT / 5pm ET, the Academy founders, COO, some of our Members, and Kathryn Adams will all join you for a webinar that we like to…
Rank this Week: 3500

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Sep 6

    Some States Dramatically Better Than Others For Asset Protection

    Some States Dramatically Better Than Others For Asset Protection
    A recent article in The New York Times provides a good reminder that some states are much better than others with respect to asset protection. The article by Patricia Cohen is titled “States Vie to Shield the Wealth of the 1…
  • Aug 9

    Seventh Circuit Affirms Wisconsin Annuity Exemption

    Seventh Circuit Affirms Wisconsin Annuity Exemption
    On July 26, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit broadly affirmed a Wisconsin statute that makes annuities exempt from a creditor’s judgment.  The case – – Whitman, Trustee in Bankruptcy v.…
  • Jul 22

    Ohio Legislators Are Firmly Behind Recent LLC Protection

    Ohio Legislators Are Firmly Behind Recent LLC Protection
    As I have mentioned in other posts, Ohio Senate Bill 181 was signed by the Governor and became law on July 6, 2016.  The new statute improves the already excellent protections offered by Ohio’s LLC statute.  It amends various…
Rank this Week: 3405

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

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

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4238

New York Trusts & Estates Law…

New York Trusts & Estates Law Blog

Covers New York wills, trusts, estates, and elder law. By Saul Elnadav.

http://trustsestateslaw.com
Rank this Week: 3963

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: 4290

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Covers New York estate planning, probate, elder law and health care issues. By Dutcher & Zatkowsky.

http://www.dutcher-zatkowsky.com
  • Sep 2

    Gene Wilder Kept His Alzheimer’s Diagnosis a Secret to Protect His Young Fan

    Gene Wilder Kept His Alzheimer’s Diagnosis a Secret to Protect His Young Fan
    Gene Wilder died earlier this week.  I grew up admiring the comic genius of Gene Wilder.  I first saw Gene Wilder in The Producers with Zero Mostel in 1967.  That same year, I saw Bonnie and Clyde not realizing that he was also…
  • Jun 29

    Four Documents You Must Have

    Four Documents You Must Have
    What ideas should you be familiar with when going to see an estate planning attorney? An article on cincinnati.com says there are four things you should know a little about before your first meeting with your estate planning attorney. They…
  • Jun 22

    Estate Planning Mistakes By Celebritie

    Estate Planning Mistakes By Celebritie
    Celebrities continue to make huge mistakes where estate planning is concerned. A story on insurancenewsnet.com examines a number of cases where celebrities failed to do the right thing where estate planning was concerned. Among the…
Rank this Week: 4894

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Sep 1

    ALTCS Eligibility in 2016

    ALTCS Eligibility in 2016
    The Arizona Long-Term Care System (ALTCS) is Arizona's implementation of the Medicaid program, which can pay nursing home costs for people that meet certain medical, income, and resource requirements. Income Eligibility For 2016, the income…
  • Aug 3

    Treasury Issues Proposed Regulations to Restrict Minority Discount

    Treasury Issues Proposed Regulations to Restrict Minority Discount
    Jonathan G. Blattmachr and Mitchell M. Gans for WealthManagement.com regarding proposed regulations promulgated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, which could substantially reduce or eliminate minority discounts often associated with…
  • Jul 18

    Prince Estate: The Importance Of Having A Will

    Prince Estate: The Importance Of Having A Will
    Gary Borofsky in Forbes about Prince's estate plan, err, lack thereof: The untimely death of the music icon is exposing the role tax planning plays in an overall estate plan. By creating a comprehensive plan, a high net worth individual…
Rank this Week: 4635

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

Covers Class III weapons topics for all of the 50 states. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.guntrustlawyer.com/
  • Aug 30

    Iowa (IA) What NFA Firearms can I own? Updated 3/31/16

    Iowa (IA) What NFA Firearms can I own? Updated 3/31/16
    There are several type of Title II firearms which are sold by FFL dealers with a Class 3 SOT license. These items are restricted by the National Firearms Act as well as Iowa state law. Each state can impose additional restrictions on the…
  • Aug 29

    Maryland Man Arrested for Fuel Filter Silencer

    Maryland Man Arrested for Fuel Filter Silencer
    In Maryland, a U.S. District Judge sentenced Ronnie Candelario to 41 months in prison for pleadings guilty to the possession of an unregistered fuel filter silencer.  Following his release from prison, the Court sentenced Candelario to…
  • Aug 23

    ATF Arrests man For Selling Muzzle Brakes on Ebay

    ATF Arrests man For Selling Muzzle Brakes on Ebay
    We often get questions regarding muzzle brakes and some of the kit suppressors that can be found on eBay and Facebook.  Our advice is to buy a real suppressor and not fool around with these “kits”. When ATF arrests…
Rank this Week: 1480