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Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Keeping Things Even

    Keeping Things Even
    When a parent prepares a will, keeping distributions even among the children has advantages. It is impossible to determine what one’s children will be doing in the future and what their incomes will be. The child who is a successful…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4375

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Aug 29

    Protecting Personal Health Information: What injury claimants need-to-know

    Protecting Personal Health Information: What injury claimants need-to-know
    After a car accident in BC, some people choose to deal with ICBC themselves.  If they are claiming for compensation for injuries sustained in the accident, it will be necessary for medical information to be provided to ICBC.  ICBC…
  • Aug 15

    Google self-driving cars – futuristic fix for unsafe driving?

    Google self-driving cars – futuristic fix for unsafe driving?
    Human beings are terrible drivers. We are easily distracted, second guess our decisions, have slow reflexes, take unnecessary risks, and suffer with exhaustion and fatigue – human beings are incredibly prone to unsafe driving.…
  • Aug 7

    “A Very Stupid Thing” – A Mariner’s Limit of Liability and How it Can be Broken

    “A Very Stupid Thing” – A Mariner’s Limit of Liability and How it Can be Broken
    “[He] is a good man; a decent man; an honest man – a fisherman. However he did a very stupid thing. He cut the plaintiffs’ submarine fibre optic cable in two. It cost them almost $1,000,000 to repair it”. So begins the…
Rank this Week: 2562

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

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

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
  • Aug 28

    Assistive Technology Financing Loan Program for the District of Columbia

    Assistive Technology Financing Loan Program for the District of Columbia
    About the Program: The Assistive Technology Financing Loan Program offered through the Assistive Technology Program for the District of Columbia is a low-interest funding source for District of Columbia residents with disabilities and seniors…
  • Aug 27

    Upcoming Event! Fairfax Virginia Attorney Sheri Abrams to Speak to Northern Virginia Post-Polio Support Group

    Upcoming Event! Fairfax Virginia Attorney Sheri Abrams to Speak to Northern Virginia Post-Polio Support Group
    Northern Virginia Post-Polio Support Group September 12, 2015 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Mason Governmental Center 6507 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003 Large Conference Room (first door on the right after you enter the building) Sheri R.…
  • Aug 23

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    please ignore this test.   The post test 2 appeared first on Virginia Social Security Disability & Special Needs Attorney.
Rank this Week: 4490

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: 2395

Minko Law Office Blog

Minko Law Office Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

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

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Questions About Ancillary Probate

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Questions About Ancillary Probate
    When people in the Brooklyn, New York area talk to us about creating an estate plan, we sometimes have to walk them through the process of ancillary probate. Ancillary probate is a potentially significant issue, but only in certain…
  • Aug 26

    Learning From Joan Rivers’ Estate Plan

    Learning From Joan Rivers’ Estate Plan
    As it often does whenever a celebrity dies, like the recent passing of comedian and TV personality Joan Rivers, it allows us to gain some insight into how the wealthy and famous people in our society approach the question of estate planning.…
  • Aug 24

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Pets in Your New York Estate Plan

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Pets in Your New York Estate Plan
    In this week’s discussion of essential estate planning knowledge, we are going to look at the role of pets in your New York estate plan. Last week we looked at what you have to do in order to protect any minor children with your estate…
Rank this Week: 2968

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Legal Links – August 28, 2015

    Legal Links – August 28, 2015
    On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog. 1.  Ephrata Police at the forefront of life saving…
  • Aug 27

    Is it a Condominium, Planned Community or a Subdivision?

    Is it a Condominium, Planned Community or a Subdivision?
    The Pennsylvania General Assembly has recently returned a useful tool to real estate developers and builders.  At the same time, they have allowed the residents and developers of over 10,000 condominium and homeowners’ associations…
  • Aug 21

    Legal Links – August 21, 2015

    Legal Links – August 21, 2015
    On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog. 1.  Funnel cakes and football, that’s what…
Rank this Week: 4869

Trust Matters Most

Trust Matters Most

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

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

    Timothy L. Watts vs. Manheim Township School District

    Timothy L. Watts vs. Manheim Township School District
    We wish to congratulate Tim Watts in his victory in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania! Thank you for putting your TRUST in the attorneys at Reese, Samley, Wagenseller, Mecum & Longer, P.C. For those who are unfamiliar with this particular…
  • May 6

    Bankruptcy Filings in Lancaster County

    Bankruptcy Filings in Lancaster County
    Check out this article in the Tuesday, May 5, 2015 issue of the Lancaster Newspaper, in which Matthew Samley shares his thoughts on the trends in bankruptcies and Lancaster County businesses.   Business Bankruptcies in Lancaster…
  • May 15

    Why Schedule A Consultation?

    Why Schedule A Consultation?
    Many initial calls by potential clients to attorneys’ offices result with a question “do I have a case or not”.  While it may seem like a very basic question, a majority of wisdom and advice you may receive from an…
Rank this Week: 2234

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

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

http://blog.kylekrull.com/kansas-missouri-estate-planning/
Rank this Week: 5075

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/
  • Aug 28

    Things to Consider When the Kids Turn 18

    Things to Consider When the Kids Turn 18
    When a child becomes an adult, it is a great day for most parents. It means less financial responsibility for their mistakes. Remember those crystal decorations that she broke when she was 12? You remember – the ones that cost you…
  • Aug 26

    Court Says Breach of Contract to Create Will is a Statutory Probate Claim

    Court Says Breach of Contract to Create Will is a Statutory Probate Claim
    Although most couples make similar wills that leave their estate to their children and other loved ones, some may have reasons why they prefer to distribute their assets differently. For instance, people who marry later in life might have…
  • Aug 26

    Court Says Breach of Contract to Create Will is a Statutory Probate Claim

    Court Says Breach of Contract to Create Will is a Statutory Probate Claim
    Although most couples make similar wills that leave their estate to their children and other loved ones, some may have reasons why they prefer to distribute their assets differently. For instance, people who marry later in life might have…
Rank this Week: 5011

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

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

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

    How to Pick An Attorney in Northern Kentucky

    How to Pick An Attorney in Northern Kentucky
    You go to a party and talk to your friends about a legal issue you need help solving. Someone tells you about the awesome lawyer he just saw. Someone else chimes in with the name of a lawyer that is advertising heavily. Your gut instinct…
  • Aug 20

    School Bus Accident Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    School Bus Accident Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    You have seen the bumper stickers and signs warning you that school is back in session watch for children. Let’s talk about those children and the buses that carry 450,000 children a day. In 2014, over 9,000 bus accidents occurred…
  • Aug 13

    Creditor Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Creditor Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    The attorneys at Fessler, Schneider, & Grimme are all experienced litigators and have trial experience in creditors’ rights, Uniform Commercial Code, letters of credit, and other financial instruments. They have dealt with seizures…
Rank this Week: 3049

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/
Rank this Week: 3198

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: 3750

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
  • Aug 27

    Drafting Considerations from a Corporate Trustee

    Drafting Considerations from a Corporate Trustee
    As a Relationship Manager for a corporate fiduciary, I am often asked by my peers in the estate planning community about typical problem areas to keep in mind when drafting a trust document. Here are […]
  • Aug 20

    Delegation of Powers by Parent or Guardian

    Delegation of Powers by Parent or Guardian
    Parents, legal custodians, or legal guardians periodically find themselves in a position that necessitates granting power to another adult regarding the care, custody, or property of a minor child or incapacitated person (ward). Examples may…
  • Aug 11

    Pros & Cons of Joint Tenancy

    Pros & Cons of Joint Tenancy
    A comprehensive estate plan deals with multiple types of property; from probate assets that pass through your will, to non-probate assets that pass outside a will via a trust or beneficiary designation, to jointly held […]
Rank this Week: 3410

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

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

    The Guardian and the Guardian Ad Litem in Estate Planning

    The Guardian and the Guardian Ad Litem in Estate Planning
    Many families and parents of young children begin their estate planning by choosing a guardian to protect their children and their financial interests should something happen to the parents. But what is a guardian? How does a guardian…
  • Aug 26

    Free Report: Questions About Powers of Attorney in Oklahoma

    Free Report: Questions About Powers of Attorney in Oklahoma
    Regardless of your individual circumstances, estate planning goals, or concerns, a power of attorney is a flexible, powerful legal document you can use to your advantage. Having the right power of attorney in place at the right moment can be…
  • Aug 25

    How do you Fund a Trust? 4 More Method

    How do you Fund a Trust? 4 More Method
    Last week we looked at some common ways people can fund a trust. This week we want to continue the discussion, and explain some additional trust funding methods. If you’ve read any of our blogs about trusts, you probably know that…
Rank this Week: 3746

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Covers estate planning, HOA & condo associations and family law in North Carolina.

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

    Fifth Community Association Bill Signed into Law: Increased Register of Deeds Indexing Fee

    Fifth Community Association Bill Signed into Law: Increased Register of Deeds Indexing Fee
    Senate Bill 332 “Register of Deeds – POA Indexing Fees” (with a full title of “An Act to Enable Register of Deeds to Collect Additional Fees for Indexing Instruments that Contain Exhibits with Multiple…
  • Aug 24

    Fumbling Your Trademark

    Fumbling Your Trademark
    You may have heard recently that the NFL’s Washington Redskins lost several trademark registrations. In fact, six trademarks that the team had registered were cancelled after it was determined that the petitioners (five Native American…
  • Aug 20

    Fourth Community Association Bill Signed into Law: Streets & Traffic Safety Device

    Fourth Community Association Bill Signed into Law: Streets & Traffic Safety Device
    Senate Bill 581 “Study Subdivision Streets / Traffic Calming Devices” (with the full title of “An Act to Direct the Department of Transportation to Study the Process for Accepting Subdivision Streets Dedicated as Public…
Rank this Week: 2323

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/
  • Aug 26

    What is a Step up in Basis?

    What is a Step up in Basis?
    If you are familiar with the concept of capital gains, you may have heard of the term “step up in basis.”  Generally speaking, capital gains is the difference between the purchase price and the sales price of a…
  • Aug 4

    Free Report: Understanding the Nevada Uniform Transfers to Minors Act

    Free Report: Understanding the Nevada Uniform Transfers to Minors Act
      The first piece of federal legislation addressing this issue was passed in 1956 and was known as the Uniform Gifts to Minors Act. The initial statute was based on an earlier law sponsored by the New York Stock Exchange and the…
  • Jul 30

    How are IRA Withdrawals Taxed During Retirement?

    How are IRA Withdrawals Taxed During Retirement?
    If creating your retirement plan has not been a priority, it is not too late to start.  Although Social Security will provide a sparse amount of retirement income, it will not guarantee a comfortable retirement.  Instead, you need…
Rank this Week: 3751

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Protect Yourself and Loved Ones through Estate Planning

    Protect Yourself and Loved Ones through Estate Planning
    If you have the means to do so, almost everyone - including veterans - might want to consider setting up a formal legal plan to protect your assets. This plan can protect you and your children, while protecting your eligibility...
  • Aug 24

    Elder Law 101: What Exactly is Elder Law, Anyway?

    Elder Law 101: What Exactly is Elder Law, Anyway?
    What exactly is Elder Law, anyway? This may have been a question you've asked yourself somewhere along the way. As the country's population ages and baby boomers find themselves facing their golden years, more and more people find themselves…
  • Aug 20

    Special Needs Planning

    Special Needs Planning
    It's never easy to discuss end of life plans. It's even more difficult when those plans must include determining care for a child or family member with special needs. There are the obvious issues of determining guardianship, establishing…
Rank this Week: 2883

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: 3760

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…
Rank this Week: 2529

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
  • Aug 26

    This Is How Technology Will Soon Change Aging

    This Is How Technology Will Soon Change Aging
    New technology is changing everything about how we live, including how we age. View image | gettyimages.com All types of gadgets are doing things for us to help us monitor our health and safety. And many more advances are coming. An article…
  • Aug 19

    Estate Plan 14-Point Checklist

    Estate Plan 14-Point Checklist
    Plenty of Americans have estate plans that are incomplete or don’t address important issues. An article on marketwatch.com lists a 14-point checklist to help create a sound estate plan. View image | gettyimages.com The most important…
  • Aug 12

    Trump Card of Estate Planning

    Trump Card of Estate Planning
    Naming of a beneficiary is estate planning’s trump card. View image | gettyimages.com An article on unionleader.com details what happened to a recent widow, who learned her deceased husband’s life insurance money was going to his…
Rank this Week: 4837

Florida Elder Law and Estate…

Florida Elder Law and Estate Planning

Provides news and views on current topics in elder law, estate planning, wills and trusts, caregiver issues, probate and estate administration, Medicaid and Veterans benefits, other issues of importance to seniors and their families. By Joseph S. Karp.

http://karplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    Breakfast workshops cover HIPAA, changing Medicaid and VA rules, managed care and more

    Breakfast workshops cover HIPAA, changing Medicaid and VA rules, managed care and more
    We had a great turnout at our three August breakfast workshops for social workers and health care workers! Attendees networked, and heard updates about several important topics: Attorney Joseph Karp discussed the health care community's…
  • Aug 16

    Medicare patients will now be told when their hospital stay is "observation" statu

    Medicare patients will now be told when their hospital stay is "observation" statu
    Medicare will pay for up to 20 days of skilled nursing care only if it follows a three-day qualifying hospital stay. But any day in the hospital classified as "observation status" does not count toward the three-day requirement.…
  • Aug 13

    Happy birthday Social Security - but no COLA gift for seniors in 2016

    Happy birthday Social Security - but no COLA gift for seniors in 2016
    Happy 80th birthday, Social Security! President Roosevelt signed the groundbreaking program into law on August 14, 1935. While celebrating the profound improvement the program has made in the lives of millions of older Americans, there is one…
Rank this Week: 4621

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.tennesseeattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2484

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: 2564

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Aug 25

    Ohio Appeals Court Says LLC Must Identify Its Member

    Ohio Appeals Court Says LLC Must Identify Its Member
    Some states require public disclosure about LLC owners/managers/officers and others do not.  Ohio is one of the states that requires no such public disclosure.  But keep in mind that ultimately, a creditor can always discover who…
  • Aug 6

    Majority of Public Companies Continue To Incorporate In Delaware

    Majority of Public Companies Continue To Incorporate In Delaware
    A front page article by Liz Hoffman in Monday’s Wall Street Journal noted that some companies are convinced Delaware is less of a corporate haven than it used to be.  Some companies feel the state has become less hospitable toward…
  • Jul 29

    UVTA Includes Important Provisions About "Insolvency"

    UVTA Includes Important Provisions About "Insolvency"
    Your ability to transfer assets for asset protection purposes depends to a great extent on whether or not you are “insolvent” at the time of a transfer.  Insolvency is generally defined in terms of your ability to pay your…
Rank this Week: 4013

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: 3446

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    How to replace or remove a Court Appointed Guardian in Florida?

    How to replace or remove a Court Appointed Guardian in Florida?
    Has your loved one been deemed incapacitated by a court order and had a court appointed guardian over their person and property? Do you believe the court appointed guardian is improperly taking care of your loved one and managing their assets…
  • Aug 13

    Voluntary Guardianship in Florida

    Voluntary Guardianship in Florida
    In Florida, a voluntary guardianship over a person’s property is available for a competent person who is unable to manage his or her own financial affairs. To begin the process, the person seeking a voluntary guardianship files a…
  • Aug 10

    What is a Trust Protection and Why would I want one?

    What is a Trust Protection and Why would I want one?
    A trust can be amended it a number of ways depending on whether the trust is revocable or irrevocable. Usually, an irrevocable trust cannot be modified unless there is a judicial modification or the trust terms allow for a modification. A…
Rank this Week: 1975

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: 3594

KYEstates.com

KYEstates.com

A Kentucky-based conversation on trust & estates law. By Carter Ruml.

http://kyestates.com
  • Aug 22

    Designing Trusts for a Surviving Spouse’s Remarriage

    Designing Trusts for a Surviving Spouse’s Remarriage
    In the 90s, when the Internet was new and Bill Clinton still had more tomorrows than yesterdays, the estate tax exemption was $600,000, an amount even Thomas Piketty might think was rather low. In that sort of environment, credit shelter…
  • Aug 15

    Designing Incentive Trusts: Adam Smith and The Wealth of Beneficiarie

    Designing Incentive Trusts: Adam Smith and The Wealth of Beneficiarie
    Certainly one of Adam Smith’s core insights in The Wealth of Nations was that incentives matter. I believe examples are everywhere about how Smith was correct – ranging from California water shortages and…
  • Aug 9

    Design Factors For Your Family’s Trust

    Design Factors For Your Family’s Trust
    These are interesting years in estate planning for families in the Upper Middle and Lower Upper Classes. As a high estate tax exemption has reduced the tax-driven imperatives for using trusts to hold inheritances, non-tax applications of…
Rank this Week: 4975

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…
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Law Office of Robert L. Boydstun…

Law Office of Robert L. Boydstun Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, guardianships, disability and elder law.

http://www.boydstunlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    An Elder Lawyer’s Pet Peeve

    An Elder Lawyer’s Pet Peeve
    View image | gettyimages.com Here is a short list of dangers that I regularly see in my Elder Law practice. These hazards can frustrate a client’s estate plan or asset protection plan : 1) The Do It Yourself Last Will and…
  • Aug 13

    10 Reasons To Choose A Revocable Living Trust

    10 Reasons To Choose A Revocable Living Trust
    Your Last Will and Testament and the details of your estate holdings and its distribution will not be an open public record in the clerk’s office of the Surrogates Court. The trustee of your Revocable Living Trust will not need to…
  • Jun 8

    Wills 101

    Wills 101
    Many people ask me whether a Will is the proper way to pass on their assets to others when they die.  The answer depends of the individual circumstances of each person. This blog entry provides some basic information about estate…
Rank this Week: 2891

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…
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Elder Counsel Blog

Elder Counsel Blog

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

http://www.eldercounsel.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 5018

Nevada Trust Reporter

Nevada Trust Reporter

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

http://blog.trustprovident.com/
Rank this Week: 3142

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/
Rank this Week: 3835

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…
Rank this Week: 2967

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…
Rank this Week: 4132

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3499

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: 2886

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Covers estate, guardianship, probate and trust litigation. By Law Offices of Adrian Philip Thomas.

http://www.florida-probate-lawyer.com/probate
  • Aug 19

    Qualified Renunciation

    Qualified Renunciation
    Part II As we’ve previously written about on this blog, while one of the pleading requirements for a Will Contest or Trust Contest in Florida is a general allegation in the complaint that the contestant renounces any benefit he or…
  • Aug 18

    Change in Statutory Duty of Un-Qualified Personal Representative

    Change in Statutory Duty of Un-Qualified Personal Representative
    When a person dies, with or without a last will and testament, there is a high probability that the person who died (the “Decedent”) will have left behind obligations that must be fulfilled and other matters that must be addressed
  • Jul 27

    Can a guardian change the trustee of a ward’s trust?

    Can a guardian change the trustee of a ward’s trust?
    Choosing someone to act as your successor trustee upon your death or incapacity is not a decision that you should take lightly. Not only does that nominated successor trustee have a duty and obligation to carry out your wishes, but
Rank this Week: 4257

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: 2266

John R. Vermillion & Associates,…

John R. Vermillion & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

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

    Free Report: What Is An Irrevocable Trust in Texa

    Free Report: What Is An Irrevocable Trust in Texa
    When you hear the word “trust” in an estate planning context, you may assume that there is just one type of trust. In fact, there are multiple different types of trusts that can accomplish various different respective underlying…
  • Jul 13

    How Can You Minimize Your Estate Tax Exposure?

    How Can You Minimize Your Estate Tax Exposure?
    Accumulating wealth is a fantastic thing, but you have to be vigilant about preserving the wealth that you have been able to earn so that your loved ones can benefit from your good decision-making. There is a federal estate tax that can…
  • Jul 7

    Why Is Medicaid Planning Relevant If I’m Healthy?

    Why Is Medicaid Planning Relevant If I’m Healthy?
    Medicaid is a need-based, government run health insurance program that pays for most of the nursing home care that is received by seniors in the United States. As a result, Medicaid planning is important to a significant percentage of…
Rank this Week: 2882

Tennessee Wills and Estates

Tennessee Wills and Estates

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

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

    Who Has Standing to Contest a Will in Tennessee?

    Who Has Standing to Contest a Will in Tennessee?
    In Tennessee, a party who is going to contest a will must have proper “standing” to actually contest the will.  This basically means that the individual must have the authority under Tennessee Law to contest the will before…
  • Jul 5

    In Tennessee Can you Force an Estate to Distribute Assets to the Heirs?

    In Tennessee Can you Force an Estate to Distribute Assets to the Heirs?
    I am often asked to become involved in Tennessee probate estates as the attorney for the beneficiaries of the estate.  Often this is done to make sure the estate is running appropriately and sometimes this is done because my clients…
  • Jun 20

    New Law Firm - Burrow Lee, PLLC

    New Law Firm - Burrow Lee, PLLC
    I am really excited to let everyone know that my partner Brett Burrow and I have formed a new law firm.  It is Burrow Lee, PLLC.  We are located in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.  Our website is www.burrowlee.com.  We…
Rank this Week: 3017

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax…

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax Law Blog

Covers estate planning and tax law. By English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley LLP.

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

    Moving South doesn’t mean you outrun high estate taxe

    Moving South doesn’t mean you outrun high estate taxe
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley Ah, Florida. It calls to retirees like the mythical siren calls to sailors. Warm weather, year-round golf, palm trees on every corner, not a flake of snow and the promise of lower…
  • Aug 4

    A couple’s marital status determines who gets the estate

    A couple’s marital status determines who gets the estate
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP Facebook has a neat little box that you can check to indicate your relationship status. There are some options that are clear cut – or at least seem to be: married,…
  • Jul 21

    Same Sex Marriage and Tax Law

    Same Sex Marriage and Tax Law
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney  English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP As early as 2000, states began grappling with the issue of same sex marriage. Some states allowed unions. Some allowed marriage. Some didn’t allow either. Now, with…
Rank this Week: 2488

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Aug 13

    Acting as a Trustee in Illinois is About to Get Easier

    Acting as a Trustee in Illinois is About to Get Easier
    An update is likely coming to the Illinois Trusts and Trustees Act which will make it more efficient for the trustee of an Illinois trust to deal with third parties and trust property. Illinois SB1877 will write into the Act (760 ILCS 5) a…
  • Jul 10

    Piercing the LLC Veil in Illinoi

    Piercing the LLC Veil in Illinoi
    I often receive questions from small business owners or folks thinking about starting a new business about how best to protect themselves from liability. Not surprisingly, from a legal standpoint, it’s usually the primary concern of new…
  • Jun 5

    Estate Planning Challenges with Digital Asset

    Estate Planning Challenges with Digital Asset
    Law is a slow moving animal. More often than not, changes to laws or adoption of new laws are not so much of a function of foreseeing future issues for which they may be applicable, as they are reactionary- adopted in light of societal…
Rank this Week: 3726

Davidov Law Group

Davidov Law Group

Covers new York elder law and estate planning.

http://www.davidovlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 13

    Attend an Upcoming Estate Planning Workshop

    Attend an Upcoming Estate Planning Workshop
    People often procrastinate when it comes to estate planning. Just about all responsible people know that they should have a plan in place, but it can be complicated, and many individuals simply put the matter on the back burner. To some…
  • May 29

    What Is the Difference Between a Guardianship and a Power of Attorney?

    What Is the Difference Between a Guardianship and a Power of Attorney?
    A comprehensive estate plan will include an incapacity planning component. A significant percentage of senior citizens become incapacitated to one extent or another. While there are other causes of incapacity, around 45 percent of those who…
  • May 29

    What Is the Difference Between a Guardianship and a Power of Attorney?

    What Is the Difference Between a Guardianship and a Power of Attorney?
    A comprehensive estate plan will include an incapacity planning component. A significant percentage of senior citizens become incapacitated to one extent or another. While there are other causes of incapacity, around 45 percent of those who…
Rank this Week: 3755