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Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

http://www.cheryldavid.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Millionaires Leaving Inheritances to Children, not Charity

    Millionaires Leaving Inheritances to Children, not Charity
    According to a recent survey, American millionaires are not planning on leaving much of their wealth to charity. Most of the millionaires polled report that they plan on leaving their children or grandchildren inheritances, while only a small…
  • Aug 25

    Basic Questions About Estate Planning. What are Attorneys-in-Fact?

    Basic Questions About Estate Planning. What are Attorneys-in-Fact?
    When it comes to estate plans, perhaps the single most confusing term people encounter is “attorneys-in-fact.” An attorney-in-fact plays a key role in almost every estate plan, so understanding it is essential. Today we are going…
  • Jun 24

    Free Report: North Carolina Medicaid Planning – Part2

    Free Report: North Carolina Medicaid Planning – Part2
      One of the biggest issues surrounding Medicaid planning is determining whether you can meet the individual asset limit associated with the program. Medicaid, unlike Medicare, is a form of welfare, not an entitlement program. As such,…
Rank this Week: 2187

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blog
  • Aug 25

    Condemnation Attorney North Carolina- Supreme Court

    Condemnation Attorney North Carolina- Supreme Court
    Tags: condemnation attorney north carolinaLink to article discussing the N.C. Supreme Court agreeing to hear the inverse condemnation claim involving the Northern Beltway in…
  • Aug 24

    NC Condemnation Attorney- Inverse Condemnation Appeal

    NC Condemnation Attorney- Inverse Condemnation Appeal
    Tags: NC Condemnation AttorneyThe NC Supreme Court has granted discretionary appeal to to hear the Inverse Condemnation case against the NCDOT (Kirby v. NCDOT). For…
  • Jul 13

    Health Information of College Student HIPAA

    Health Information of College Student HIPAA
    Tags: college preparation HIPAAcollege health care power of attorneyWhen your child turns 18, it's time to get them to execute a Health Care Power of Attorney. Why? Because technically a school or medical facility may not be able to…
Rank this Week: 2264

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch…

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplan.com/blog
  • Aug 25

    District 211 Trusts & Estates Class Announcement for Fall 2015

    District 211 Trusts & Estates Class Announcement for Fall 2015
    I will be teaching an adult continuing education class for District 211 covering a broad range of estate planning and estate administration topics. Topics include asset ownership, wills, trusts, probate, trust administration, estate and gift…
  • Aug 12

    Blended Families and the Accidental Disinheritance

    Blended Families and the Accidental Disinheritance
    Robin Williams, Casey Kasem, Dennis Hopper, Tom Clancy, Gene Roddenberry and Audrey Hepburn. What do they all have in common? They all left blended families that found themselves in court battling each other over estate issues. These types of…
  • Aug 3

    Please Nominate This Blog for the 2015 ABA Journal Blawg 100

    Please Nominate This Blog for the 2015 ABA Journal Blawg 100
    Do you like this blog? If so, may I ask a favor? Please nominate this blog for the 2015 ABA Journal ‘Blawg 100.’ “Friend-of-the-blawg” nominations are due on or before August 16, 2015. The nomination form can be found…
Rank this Week: 2299

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Aug 20

    Is There a One-Size-Fits-All Estate Plan?

    Is There a One-Size-Fits-All Estate Plan?
    Instant gratification has become the expectation in many cases during our current era, and this is largely due to the emergence of the Internet. Without question, the fact that you can obtain information about anything with the click of a…
  • Aug 20

    Is There a One-Size-Fits-All Estate Plan?

    Is There a One-Size-Fits-All Estate Plan?
    Instant gratification has become the expectation in many cases during our current era, and this is largely due to the emergence of the Internet. Without question, the fact that you can obtain information about anything with the click of a…
  • Aug 20

    Using Powers of Attorney in California: Questions and Answer

    Using Powers of Attorney in California: Questions and Answer
    Using Powers of Attorney in California: Questions and Answers from Timothy Murphy   Powers of attorney give someone else the ability to represent your interests or make decisions on your behalf. Learn more about powers of attorney in…
Rank this Week: 2178

Law Offices of Richard B.…

Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.rbsllc.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    The Role of a Special Needs Trust

    The Role of a Special Needs Trust
    For those who have loved ones with any kind of disability, a special needs trust is often recommended. It’s one way to eliminate worry about the future of those loved ones and what it might look like. These trusts not only allow for a…
  • Feb 28

    Estate Planning and Digital Asset

    Estate Planning and Digital Asset
    While it’s relatively new, digital assets are quickly becoming the “topic of choice” for clients and their estate planning attorneys. If you are online and have any kind of online account, odds are, there’s value in…
  • Feb 28

    Estate Planning and Digital Asset

    Estate Planning and Digital Asset
    While it’s relatively new, digital assets are quickly becoming the “topic of choice” for clients and their estate planning attorneys. If you are online and have any kind of online account, odds are, there’s value in…
Rank this Week: 2304

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: 2130

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

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

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

    Do Your Research Before Filing For Chapter 7

    Do Your Research Before Filing For Chapter 7
    While bankruptcy is one route many consumers take to get out of debt, the paperwork can be long and complicated. The cost of hiring a bankruptcy lawyer can be daunting, and it can be tempting to try and do it … Continue reading…
  • Jul 30

    Colt Defense Bankruptcy

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

    Supreme court rejects second lien stripping

    Supreme court rejects second lien stripping
    In an unanimous decision by the Supreme Court of the United States, a decision was passed down that prevents a debtor in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding from voiding a junior mortgage (or second mortgage) if the debt on a … Continue…
Rank this Week: 2296

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/
  • Jul 30

    Google Updates Page Regarding a Deceased User’s Account

    Google Updates Page Regarding a Deceased User’s Account
    It looks like Google recently updated the support page in which a person can request information regarding a deceased user’s account. Now the options are: Close the Account of a deceased user Submit a request for funds from a deceased…
  • Feb 12

    Facebook Allows Users to designate a “Legacy Contact” to manage their account after death

    Facebook Allows Users to designate a “Legacy Contact” to manage their account after death
    Finally. For those who have been following, the issue of “digital assets” is a fast developing problem in the estate planning world. Putting aside for a moment who has the right to “inherit” your assets, the…
  • Feb 5

    Robin Williams’s Wife and Kids are Fighting Over his Stuff

    Robin Williams’s Wife and Kids are Fighting Over his Stuff
    As an estate planning attorney, I know how important what is known as “tangible personal property” is to people. Generally there are two types of property: real property and personal property. Real property is land and buildings,…
Rank this Week: 2002

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

Covers Washington elder law, estate planning, and long term care.

http://www.byrdgarrett.com/blog/
  • Jul 16

    Washington State’s retirees compare well

    Washington State’s retirees compare well
    Here is a link to a website 24/7 Wall Street that categorized statistical data for retirees across the country and it was determined that Washington State is the 9th best in the country for retirees.  As we work and raise our…
  • Jul 15

    10 Surprising Stats about Older American

    10 Surprising Stats about Older American
    Here is a link to a recent story that lists some statistics and projections from the US Census.  If you or a loved one are facing changes as you grow older please don’t hesitate to contact Byrd Garrett about your financial…
  • Jun 1

    Basic Questions About Estate Planning in Washington – What is a QTIP Trust?

    Basic Questions About Estate Planning in Washington – What is a QTIP Trust?
    The qualified terminable interest property trust, commonly referred to as the QTIP trust, is an advanced estate planning device that is often included in the estate plans of people with blended families. The QTIP trust is, like other trusts,…
Rank this Week: 2188

Massachusetts Estate Planning,…

Massachusetts Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law

Features a blend of common sense info for clients and family caregivers and in-depth probate, tax and Medicaid analysis for lawyers & CPAs. By Brian E. Barreira.

http://elderlaw.info/
Rank this Week: 2206

Sykes Elder Blawg

Sykes Elder Blawg

Covers medicaid planning, special needs trusts and estate planning topics for Pennsylvania seniors and their families. By Andrew G. Sykes.

http://www.elderlawofpgh.com/blog/
  • Jul 5

    Why use an elder law attorney to help you qualify for Medicaid?

    Why use an elder law attorney to help you qualify for Medicaid?
    Imagine that your husband recently suffered a stroke. After a stay in the hospital, he now resides in a nursing home. His doctor tells you your husband will not likely improve and will need to stay at the home indefinitely. You worry how you…
  • Jun 24

    Why and how to advertise an estate (or trust) administration

    Why and how to advertise an estate (or trust) administration
    You may have noticed legal notices in the newspaper, mixed in with the classified ads, as you turned pages looking for the comics. If you look closely, you will often see advertisements announcing that the Register of Wills has opened an…
  • Jun 22

    How to save $8,000 qualifying for Medicaid

    How to save $8,000 qualifying for Medicaid
    According to USA Today, about two-thirds of nursing home residents spend down to qualify for Medicaid. Many of them could spend down less, and save more in assets, if they would do just one thing differently. To understand my point, you need…
Rank this Week: 2390

Texas Probate Litigation

Texas Probate Litigation

Covers Texas will contests, trust and inheritance disputes. By J. Michael Young.

http://www.txprobatelitigation.com/
  • Apr 29

    Court of appeals upholds removal of executor

    Court of appeals upholds removal of executor
    In Estate of Montemayor, the San Antonio Court of Appeals considered a challenge to the probate court's removal of an independent executor. Such removals have become more difficult since the Texas Supreme Court's opinion in Kappus v. Kappus.…
  • Jan 28

    Does the holder of a POA owe a general fiduciary duty to the principal?

    Does the holder of a POA owe a general fiduciary duty to the principal?
    Under Texas law the holder of a power of attorney, as an agent, owes the principal a fiduciary duty. In situations involving a transaction between the agent and the principal, Texas law closely scrutinizes the transaction and places the…
  • Nov 14

    Estate of Hemsley

    Estate of Hemsley
    Sherman Hemsley was a popular actor, known for playing George Jefferson in "All in the Family" and the "The Jeffersons." He was never married and had no children. He died in El Paso in 2012 after a battle with lung...
Rank this Week: 2427

Pennsylvania Fiduciary Litigation

Pennsylvania Fiduciary Litigation

Insights and and commentary from a trusts and estates lawyer and expert witness. By Patti Spencer of Spencer Law Firm.

http://www.pennsylvaniafiduciarylitigation.com/
  • Jul 21

    Wells Fargo Terminated as Trustee

    Wells Fargo Terminated as Trustee
    Thank you Gary Beyer for your post entitled "Wells Fargo Terminated as Trustee." Beyer writes: "On Thursday, a Circuit Judge in Wisconsin terminated Wells Fargo Bank as trustee of the Chester Bible scholarship trust, furnishing control to…
  • Jul 16

    New Rule of Civil Procedure - Discovery of Expert Testimony

    New Rule of Civil Procedure - Discovery of Expert Testimony
    On July 10, 2014 the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ordered the adoption of new Rule 4003.5 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure. The rule has been modified and the following clause (4) is added: (4) A party may not discover the…
  • Mar 31

    Enforcement of Arbitration Clauses in Trust

    Enforcement of Arbitration Clauses in Trust
    Ever since George Washington included arbitration provisions in his will, this idea has kicked around.  Washington's will contained this language: "That all disputes (if unhappily they should arise) shall be decided by three impartial…
Rank this Week: 2042

Los Angeles Estate, Probate And…

Los Angeles Estate, Probate And Tax Law Blog

Covers estate planning, tax and probate law. Published by Moravecs, a Professional Law Corporation.

http://losangelesestateprobatelawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1996

Ohio Estate Planning, Trust &…

Ohio Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law

Covers Ohio estate planning, trust and probate law. By Bradley B. Wrightsel.

http://wrightsel.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    Quick Overview of 2014 Federal Estate and Gift Tax Amount

    Quick Overview of 2014 Federal Estate and Gift Tax Amount
    The federal estate tax exemption amount is $5,000,000 and is adjusted annually for inflation. This year the exemption amount increases to $5.34 million. This means that a married couple can protect up to $10.68 million. The estate tax rate is…
  • Jan 2

    Avoiding the Fiscal Cliff – Estate Taxe

    Avoiding the Fiscal Cliff – Estate Taxe
    With the Senate tax bill passing the House, it is expected that it will be signed into law. It does not appear that there was a lot of focus on the estate tax. Considering that most tax revenue is generated by the income tax, it is not…
  • Jun 13

    Columbus Bar Association 2012 Annual Meeting

    Columbus Bar Association 2012 Annual Meeting
    This Friday, June 15, at noon is the Annual Meeting of the Columbus Bar Association (CBA). Current CBA President, David Bloomfield will preside and be sworn in as Immediate-Past President. Brad Wrightsel will be sworn in as President, and…
Rank this Week: 1977

The Elder Firm, LLC

The Elder Firm, LLC

Covers elder law, estate planning, and Missouri Medicaid eligibility.

http://www.columbiaelderlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2210

Mogren Glessner & Roti

Mogren Glessner & Roti

Covers Washington state family law, estate planning, and probate.

http://mgrlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    Passport For Child After Divorce

    Passport For Child After Divorce
    What do you do when you hear your ex-spouse plans to take your children on a vacation out of the country? What do you do? Knowing your legal rights will help put you at east and protect your relationship with your children. To take your…
  • Apr 4

    Compassion and Conviction

    Compassion and Conviction
    The following is a quote I came across from Rick Warren that I find insightful in this age of political correctness:“Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear…
  • Oct 3

    Power of Attorney for Adult Children

    Power of Attorney for Adult Children
    Do you have a Power of Attorney for your adult
Rank this Week: 2138

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • 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,…
  • Aug 20

    QPRT Consideration

    QPRT Consideration
    Among those with wealth primarily concentrated in their home or investment portfolio, there are two types of trusts designed to transfer wealth to heirs and save taxes by removing the assets from the estate. In effect, this reduces the amount…
Rank this Week: 2312

New Jersey Estate Planning &…

New Jersey Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

Covers business law and planning, elder law, estate planning, and probate and estate administration. By Deirdre Wheatley-Liss.

http://www.njelderlawestateplanning.com/
  • Apr 2

    Love is Lost - And So is Your Inheritance - Divorce Really Ends Thing

    Love is Lost - And So is Your Inheritance - Divorce Really Ends Thing
    A common plan among our married clients is to leave their property to their spouse, either outright or in trust - oft-referred to as the “I Love You” Will. Sometimes, love is lost and the couple divorces. We recommend our clients…
  • Mar 25

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Liens - SCOTUS Decide

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Liens - SCOTUS Decide
    You have a horrific accident and are looking at a life of extreme medical care.  The accident was caused by another person (drunk truck driver). You get a multi-million dollar award.  Does the state that you live in get a…
  • Mar 25

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Leins - SCOTUS Decide

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Leins - SCOTUS Decide
    You have a horrific accident and are looking a life of extreme medical care.  The accident was caused by another person (drunk truck driver). You get a multi-million dollar award.  Does the state that you live in get a share? First,…
Rank this Week: 1951

Missouri Estate Planning Blog

Missouri Estate Planning Blog

Features postings on estate planning and related topics, with a particular emphasis on Missouri law. By Richard J. Herndon.

http://www.kctrustlaw.com/missouri-estate-planning-blog/
  • Oct 12

    Estate Tax Update for Missouri Residents – Fall 2012

    Estate Tax Update for Missouri Residents – Fall 2012
    Congress and the President have created quite a mess insofar as the Estate Tax is concerned.  A little history may be helpful: In 2001, President George W. Bush signed the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001…
  • Sep 4

    Missouri Real Estate Titles – Adding a Family Member’s Name

    Missouri Real Estate Titles – Adding a Family Member’s Name
    George called my office this afternoon.  His sister, Billie had been appointed as the Personal Representative of his mother’s estate a week ago.  According to him Mom had a “simple will” leaving everything to her…
  • May 15

    Another Missouri Beneficiary Deed Failure

    Another Missouri Beneficiary Deed Failure
    We’ve written and posted several times about the inherent dangers in relying on Beneficiary Deeds (also known as “Transfer on Death Deeds”) to transfer title in Missouri. Beneficiary Deeds, in the proper circumstances,…
Rank this Week: 2183

Massachusetts Estate Planning and…

Massachusetts Estate Planning and Elder Law

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

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

    How Should I Divide My Assets?

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

    Leaving A Memo or Letter With Your Will

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

    Changing Guardianship Nomination

    Changing Guardianship Nomination
    If you find yourself need to change the guardianship nominations for your children, there are some steps you need to take.  All parents of minor children (and parents of special needs children) should nominate guardians in legal documents so…
Rank this Week: 2208

Tax Information for People with…

Tax Information for People with Disabilities by Paul Nidich, J.D., LL.M.

Covers tax matters affecting people with disabilities. By Paul Nidich.

http://paulnidich.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2004

The Legacy Lawyer

The Legacy Lawyer

Covers estate planning and probate for San Diego families and legal professionals. By Daniel Printz.

http://thelegacylawyer.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1993

My Road Ahead

My Road Ahead

Provide stories and resources to those trying to settle an estate. By Knowtification.com.

http://knowtification.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 12

    An Estate Tool to Make Life Easier…read!

    An Estate Tool to Make Life Easier…read!
    Losing a loved one is one of the most traumatic experiences a family will endure. It’s tough enough to handle the onslaught of emotions it ignites, let alone negotiate the complex maze of practical, legal and financial issues that families…
  • Oct 12

    An Estate Tool to Make Life Easier…read!

    An Estate Tool to Make Life Easier…read!
    “I was left in the dark,” said Sarah from Boulder, Colorado. “MyEstateManager.com walked me through..."
  • Sep 29

    Using Legal Services to Prevent Blisters…Not to Cure Them

    Using Legal Services to Prevent Blisters…Not to Cure Them
    Before taking a few long runs along South Florida’s coastline a few weeks ago, I went shopping for products that would enhance my running experiences.  I considered purchasing energy gels, new shoes, and mp3s for my iPod. While shopping at…
Rank this Week: 2323

Family Fortress Estate Planning…

Family Fortress Estate Planning Blog

Covers Colorado estate planning and elder law. By Schlender & Stone.

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

    Living on the Edge: Small Business Owners and Retirement

    Living on the Edge: Small Business Owners and Retirement
    Do you feel comfortable with your retirement plan? If you’re a small business owner the answer to that question is probably no. In fact, according to this report by Jules H.
  • Jul 30

    Living on the Edge: Small Business Owners and Retirement

    Living on the Edge: Small Business Owners and Retirement
    Do you feel comfortable with your retirement plan? If you’re a small business owner the answer to that question is probably no. In fact, according to this report by Jules H.
  • Jul 28

    Not Just Estate Tax Anymore

    Not Just Estate Tax Anymore
    Anyone who has been following our blog knows that the expiring Bush tax cuts (including the repeal of the estate tax this year and the tax’s reinstatement next year) have given lawmakers no end of trouble as they struggle and debate—and…
Rank this Week: 2400

Texas Estate Planning and Probate…

Texas Estate Planning and Probate Law

By Gary Howell.

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

    The End of the Blog

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

    Unlimited Charitable Gifts Through the End of 2005

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

    Is Repeal of the Estate Tax a Dead Issue?

    Is Repeal of the Estate Tax a Dead Issue?
    Sometime shortly, the Senate is expected to vote on the fate of the estate tax. The House has already voted to repeal the tax; however, several Senators have found it difficult to vote for total repeal. One Senator, Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), who…
Rank this Week: 2223

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

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

http://www.lhllaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Consequences of Underage Drinking at Oklahoma College

    Consequences of Underage Drinking at Oklahoma College
    College days have begun in Oklahoma, and underage drinking and DUI charges tend to spike during the first few weeks of school. According to a study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), college students…
  • Aug 21

    Mechanical Problems that Cause the Most Truck Accident

    Mechanical Problems that Cause the Most Truck Accident
    The lack of proper mechanical training by trucking companies (carriers) causes accidents, many of which lead to serious injury or death. Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) regulations require that pre-trip inspections be made before truck…
  • Aug 18

    Personal Injury Case Study – A $6 Million Verdict

    Personal Injury Case Study – A $6 Million Verdict
    Summary In 2009, Jeff Bayne was severely injured on the job because of his employer’s intentional conduct. Because there was substantial certainty that the employer’s conduct would lead to Jeff’s injuries, the case was…
Rank this Week: 2566

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A.…

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A. Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.arkansas-estateplanning.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    How to Fund a Timeshare into a Trust

    How to Fund a Timeshare into a Trust
    As summer nears an end, and we are trying to enjoy as much of the sunny skies and warm beaches as we can, you may be enjoying your timeshare property.  Most timeshare owners would like to pass on their property to their children, if they…
  • Aug 24

    If You Have a Farm You Need a Disaster Plan

    If You Have a Farm You Need a Disaster Plan
    Being prepared for disasters is important for everyone.  You don’t have to be a doomsday prepper to be prepared for severe weather or fires.  If you are a farm owner, it may be more important, as you could lose more than just…
  • Aug 20

    Understanding the Medicaid Spend Down Proce

    Understanding the Medicaid Spend Down Proce
    Medicaid is a health care assistance program created for the benefit of low-income individuals. To be eligible and considered “medically needy,” your resources must be less than the maximum resource amount allowed in your state.…
Rank this Week: 2800

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    Many Benefits of Telemedicine for Senior

    Many Benefits of Telemedicine for Senior
    These days, the old saying of “everyone and their grandmothers” is truer than many realize, especially when it comes to telemedicine. Most of our grandmothers have smartphones – and can text faster than their grandchildren.…
  • Aug 25

    Apology Law

    Apology Law
    Many states – in fact, most states – have enacted legislation allowing healthcare providers to apologize to patients and families without fear of having the apology used in court should future litigation arise. These laws are…
  • Aug 20

    How Obamacare is Creating Challenges for Medicare

    How Obamacare is Creating Challenges for Medicare
    As Obamacare shifts dollars from the fee for service sector, many Medicare supported device makers are realizing the challenges are bigger than most anticipated. Specifically, knee and hip device makers are facing hard questions on whether to…
Rank this Week: 2804

Rhode Island Estate Planning and…

Rhode Island Estate Planning and Elder Law Blawg

Covers elder law, medicaid planning, disability planning, tax planning, guardianship, wills, trusts, asset protection, and probate. By Matthew Fabisch.

http://riestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    What rights do I have as a trust beneficiary?

    What rights do I have as a trust beneficiary?
    As a trust beneficiary, you may feel like you are at the mercy of the trustee, but depending on the type of trust, trust beneficiaries may have rights to ensure the trust is properly managed.A trust is a legal arrangement through which one…
  • Feb 22

    Forbes.com Article Highlights Family Feuds in the Probate Proce

    Forbes.com Article Highlights Family Feuds in the Probate Proce
    While I work with my clients to eliminate many of these challenges during the estate planning process, I saw the issues highlighted by this forbes.com article on probate and family feuds pop up all too often in my time as a probate judge,…
  • Feb 4

    Why a will is not enough (or why your estate plan should include a revocable trust)

    Why a will is not enough (or why your estate plan should include a revocable trust)
    Your will is a legally binding statement directing who will receive your property upon your death. It also appoints a legal representative, often called an “executor” or “personal representative,” to carry out your…
Rank this Week: 2633

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Aug 26

    Valid Reasons to Remove a Trustee

    Valid Reasons to Remove a Trustee
    Fiduciaries that misappropriate trust assets or fail to comply with trust terms can create significant problems for an estate, as well as its beneficiaries. Because a trustee holds all assets of the estate, it is imperative that an inadequate…
  • Aug 19

    Things You Didn’t Know About Estate Planning – But Should

    Things You Didn’t Know About Estate Planning – But Should
    Most Americans are aware they should complete an estate plan, but little have done so. An estate plan does not only distribute assets, but it can also protect an individual and their loved ones from creditors, conflict, and much more.…
  • Aug 12

    Choosing the Executor of Your Estate

    Choosing the Executor of Your Estate
    One of the most important decisions you will make for your estate plan is in selecting the individual (or institution) to be in charge of your assets after you have passed. Also known as the executor, the tasks of this fiduciary can impact…
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Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    What is the difference between a Guardianship and a Conservatorship?

    What is the difference between a Guardianship and a Conservatorship?
    People often wonder what the difference is between a Guardianship and a Conservatorship, and for good reason. These terms are very similar and both pertain to an individual being appointed by the local probate court to help assist someone…
  • Aug 18

    How can we fairly distribute personal items at death?

    How can we fairly distribute personal items at death?
    A few weeks ago, my colleague wrote about whether you need to include your personal belongs in your estate plan. When administering an estate, we often get the practical question, “how can we fairly distribute the personal items among…
  • Aug 11

    Is Your Will Valid?

    Is Your Will Valid?
    Making decisions ahead of time is always easier and simpler than waiting for an emergency. Unfortunately, many people scramble to get their decisions documented when faced with significant illness or only months to live. Estate planning is a…
Rank this Week: 2544

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers wills & trusts, probate and conservatorships. By Ginzburg & Bronshteyn LLP.

http://www.losangelesprobatelitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 24

    Taking and Winning an Appeal in a Conservatorship Proceeding

    Taking and Winning an Appeal in a Conservatorship Proceeding
    Firm partner Yasha Bronshteyn, a practitioner who handles conservatorships, is looking forward to attending program presented by the Elder Law Committee of the Trusts & Estates Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association.…
  • Jun 30

    California Law Provides Ways to Amend or Revoke an Irrevocable Trust

    California Law Provides Ways to Amend or Revoke an Irrevocable Trust
    At Ginzburg & Bronshteyn, LLP we are dedicated to providing efficient, effective, and affordable solutions to clients involved in conservatorship cases, trust and estate disputes, as well as other types of family law issues. We are here…
  • Jun 3

    Trusts and Estates Section Presents A View From the Bench

    Trusts and Estates Section Presents A View From the Bench
    We are looking forward to attending the annual Los Angeles County Bar Association View From the Bench lunch. This year’s program will include a “State of the Court” address by the Hon. Maria E. Stratton and “Top…
Rank this Week: 2735

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Nothing Crummy About "Crummey" Trust

    Nothing Crummy About "Crummey" Trust
    In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal titled: A Ruling Eases Tax-Free Gifts, Laura Saunders points out a recent U.S. Tax Court ruling which affirmed allowing a couple the use of Crummey trusts to make tax-free transfers of $1.6…
  • Aug 15

    Mini-fridge and Powers of Attorney: A College Kid’s Must Have

    Mini-fridge and Powers of Attorney: A College Kid’s Must Have
    In her article Advisers Should Address These Legal Issues Before Clients’ Kids Head to College, Liz Skinner outlines the need for college students to have particular legal documents in place when they leave for school. Power of…
  • Aug 8

    Hazards to Avoid when Inheriting an IRA – Part 3

    Hazards to Avoid when Inheriting an IRA – Part 3
    In a recent issue of Kipplinger’s Retirement Report several problems are pointed out which can arise when someone who is not the spouse of the IRA owner inherits an IRA. Another problem is not addressing the issues raised when there…
Rank this Week: 2558

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://yourestatematters.com/blog/
  • Aug 22

    How Are Debts of the Decedent Handled during Probate?

    How Are Debts of the Decedent Handled during Probate?
    If you have recently lost a loved one, the last thing you likely want to deal with are calls from creditors. Unfortunately, however, creditors do have a vested interest in finding out what is going on when a borrower or debtor dies because…
  • Aug 21

    How Do I Know What My Inheritance Is?

    How Do I Know What My Inheritance Is?
    If you recently lost a parent, grandparent, or other close loved one you are undoubtedly going through an emotional and confusing time period. Along with the grief and sadness you may be feeling, you may also be concerned about the practical…
  • Aug 19

    Celebrity Estate Planning Lessons – Dennis Hopper’s Estate

    Celebrity Estate Planning Lessons – Dennis Hopper’s Estate
    Often, the rich and famous continue to make headlines long after they are gone because of the battles that are frequently waged over the estate they leave behind. Even if you are not interested in celebrity gossip, it often pays to pay…
Rank this Week: 2794

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • Aug 20

    What Happens to My Inheritance If Someone Contests My Father’s Will?

    What Happens to My Inheritance If Someone Contests My Father’s Will?
    The period of time following the death of a parent is often filled with grief, confusion, and heightened emotions. Unfortunately, there are legal steps that must be initiated during this time as well, such as the probate of the…
  • Aug 18

    If You Own Property in a Foreign Country You May Need an International Will

    If You Own Property in a Foreign Country You May Need an International Will
    In the 21st century even the average person is likely to travel outside the United States for business, pleasure, or both. In fact, it is becoming more and more common for the average person to own property in a foreign country as well given…
  • Aug 6

    Why Staggering the Inheritance You Leave behind Is a Good Idea

    Why Staggering the Inheritance You Leave behind Is a Good Idea
    If you have worked hard all your life and managed to amass a moderate to large estate as a result, chances are good that you plan to pass that estate down to future generations. To ensure that the assets you pass down are protected, and…
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Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Aug 20

    Oh No She Didn’t! The Lengths Some Will go to In order to inherit an estate

    Oh No She Didn’t! The Lengths Some Will go to In order to inherit an estate
    A Lifetime Television-style drama is currently playing out in Florida Court. How far will someone go to inherit an estate? Far: Second wife Narcy Novak murdered her husband, Ben, and then arranged the murder of his mother! Narcy did this…
  • Aug 7

    The “Responsible Estate Tax Act”

    The “Responsible Estate Tax Act”
    Senator Bernie Sanders, a presidential candidate, recently proposed a bill in Congress that he titled “The Responsible Estate Tax Act.” The Act proposes to raise the estate tax and broaden its coverage. The proposal…
  • Jul 24

    Failure to Plan for Divorce Can Destroy an Estate

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

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.connecticutestateplanningattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 17

    8 Signs of Caregiver Burnout and What You Can Do About It

    8 Signs of Caregiver Burnout and What You Can Do About It
    If you’re a family caregiver, maybe you have light duty, like taking Mom to the doctor every few months, or checking in with Dad a couple of times a week by phone. On the other end of the spectrum, you may be right in the trenches…
  • Aug 7

    6 Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp

    6 Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp
    Use it or lose is the old adage, and it applies to your brain as well as your body. In this post, we’re going to give you a long list of things you can do to use your brain and keep it healthy. Consider the alternative –…
  • Jul 31

    Why You Should Delay Social Security Benefit

    Why You Should Delay Social Security Benefit
    By Linda Raineault We keep hearing about delaying Social Security benefits. But we’ve waited years to tap into this pot! Well, if you can be patient, you may discover that patience is more than just a virtue. The good news is that…
Rank this Week: 2512

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

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

    Why the Sofia Vergara embryo lawsuit is so important

    Why the Sofia Vergara embryo lawsuit is so important
    There has been a lot of news about the Sofia Vergara embryo case. However, beyond the public’s desire to look into the life a celebrity, the reason a case like this so important is because it may affect laws, policies and regulations…
  • Jul 27

    So what counts towards a taxable estate?

    So what counts towards a taxable estate?
    Many people may believe that they do not have to be worried about federal estate tax if they do not make a large amount of money, but if you have a substantial amount of life insurance, own a home or have a good retirement account or plan,…
  • Jul 16

    Tennessee Will Declared Invalid Because of Improper Witness Signature

    Tennessee Will Declared Invalid Because of Improper Witness Signature
    When someone you love passes away, you may inherit property, money, or other possession if that person names you in a will. If there is no will, then a court may decide who gets to have what and you may get little to no say. It is not only…
Rank this Week: 2480

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

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

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

    Strategies to make sure your retirement savings last

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

    How divorce affects retirement planning

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

    Choosing between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage

    Choosing between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage
    Deciding what type of health insurance to get can be a daunting task for seniors. Medicare is highly regarded and very popular, but Medicare Advantage differs in ways that could be advantageous to some. Original Medicare includes Medicare…
Rank this Week: 2588

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.aminovlaw.com
  • Jul 6

    Do You Need A New Power of Attorney?

    Do You Need A New Power of Attorney?
    As we had discussed in a prior article, a statutory short form durable power of attorney (“POA”) is an important document which every New Yorker should consider. To recap, a POA allows any agents you select, typically your spouse…
  • Jun 15

    Medicaid’s Five Year Look-Back Period

    Medicaid’s Five Year Look-Back Period
    Anyone who has researched Medicaid planning has almost certainly heard of Medicaid’s dreaded five year look-back rule. I am not exactly sure why out of all the idiosyncrasies of New York’s Medicaid laws, the five year look-back is…
  • Apr 16

    Opening a Safe Deposit Box After Death in NY

    Opening a Safe Deposit Box After Death in NY
    I often receive phone calls from clients who had recently lost a loved one and, among other things, are confused about how to access the decedent’s safe deposit box. A common concern is that the loved one kept their last will in the…
Rank this Week: 2457

Estate Planning & Probate 411

Estate Planning & Probate 411

Covers California probate, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, incapacity and related topics. By Helene P. Dreyer Koch.

http://indianwellsestateplanningattorney.com/
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court Upholds Same Sex Marriage

    Supreme Court Upholds Same Sex Marriage
    In a landmark decision issued June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court has upheld the right of same sex couples to marry in the United States. My fellow members at Wealth Counsel issued a succinct summary of this ruling ……
  • Jan 15

    Remember: Update Insurance Policies When You Put Property In Your Trust

    Remember: Update Insurance Policies When You Put Property In Your Trust
    Keep Your Real Estate Titled to Your Trust. Good planning includes having a Trust and keeping your major assets titled to yourselves as Trustees of the Trust.  (This does not apply to retirement account assets.)  Failing to maintain…
  • Apr 10

    Dangers of Do It Yourself Wills and Trust

    Dangers of Do It Yourself Wills and Trust
    In a previous post, I discussed An Example of What Can Go Wrong When You Make Your Own Will, as well as an article, Consumer Reports: Write Your Own Will? We tested 3 software products that claim to help you … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 2781

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/
Rank this Week: 2689

Wills, Trusts and Estates Blog

Wills, Trusts and Estates Blog

Covers estate planning, estate administration, probate, trusts and wills. By the Martin Law Firm.

http://www.jbmartinlaw.com/blogs/wills-trusts-and-estates/
  • May 28

    House of Representatives Vote to Repeal Federal Estate Tax

    House of Representatives Vote to Repeal Federal Estate Tax
    As reported in a recent article on syracuse.com,  in a 240 to 179 decision, the House of Representatives voted on April 16, 2015 to repeal the Federal Estate Tax.  While the bill to repeal this tax has passed, President Obama has…
  • Mar 19

    Naming a Facebook Executor isn’t All You Need

    Naming a Facebook Executor isn’t All You Need
    As a follow up to a recent blog regarding how your online accounts are handled upon your death and how you can use your Last Will and Testament to prepare for this, a related topic has been getting attention in the media. Facebook has now…
  • Feb 25

    Pennsylvania Estate Planning: Its Never Too Early to Start

    Pennsylvania Estate Planning: Its Never Too Early to Start
    Pennsylvania estate planning, a concept which you may think only applies to older individuals or those with a lot of money, in reality, is a very important way for even young families to prepare for difficult and emotionally scenarios. In…
Rank this Week: 2482

Palm Springs Estate Planning…

Palm Springs Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate taxes, probate, trusts, wills and estate planning. By Julia Burt Law and El Paseo Law Group.

http://www.palmspringsestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Palm Springs Estate Attorney Discusses the Estate Tax

    Palm Springs Estate Attorney Discusses the Estate Tax
    The U.S. House of Representatives voted earlier this month to repeal the Federal Estate Tax. Republicans have long voiced their opposition over this tax but a vote to repeal hasn’t occurred in over a decade. The measure passed with 240…
  • Mar 16

    Palm Desert Trust Attorney Explains the Pitfalls of Bankruptcy on Trust

    Palm Desert Trust Attorney Explains the Pitfalls of Bankruptcy on Trust
    Bankruptcy can disrupt your estate plan. We previously discussed here the problem bankruptcy creates if you have assets in joint tenancy with a bankruptcy debtor. However, bankruptcy can also effect your estate plan for your beneficiaries if…
  • Jan 5

    Palm Springs Estate Planning Attorney Discusses New California Laws 2015

    Palm Springs Estate Planning Attorney Discusses New California Laws 2015
    California has roughly 900 new laws that will go into effect in 2015. Some of the highlights are: Immigrant Driver's Licenses The DMV will now issue driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants if they meet every qualification including…
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