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Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

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

http://www.byrdgarrett.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    Can you Transfer Inheritances? 3 Common Question

    Can you Transfer Inheritances? 3 Common Question
    While it may seem like a counterintuitive option, there may come a time when you might want, or even need, to transfer inheritance rights to others. The process of transferring inheritances, the circumstances under which you might want to do…
  • Apr 22

    As Your Family Grows Up, Your Estate Plan Should Change

    As Your Family Grows Up, Your Estate Plan Should Change
    If you are a parent of a young child in the Seattle, Washington area who has taken the time to craft an estate plan, you should be prepared to make changes to your plan as your family grows up. Whether you have a single child, multiple…
  • Apr 5

    What Boomers Need to Address in Their Estate Plan

    What Boomers Need to Address in Their Estate Plan
    As the number of baby boomers who reach the age of 65 increases by 10,000 every day, the need for members of this generation to address estate planning issues continues to grow. Like all adults, every baby boomer should have a comprehensive…
Rank this Week: 2188

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    When Grandma Becomes Mommy

    When Grandma Becomes Mommy
    Did you know there are more than 8 million children who are being raised by their grandparents? That number’s on the rise, too. AARP refers to these families as “grandfamilies” and it’s not anything like most older…
  • Apr 20

    Marijuana and the Elderly

    Marijuana and the Elderly
    In Honor of National 4/20 Day There are many divisions in our nation, one of the biggest being the debates over legalized marijuana. Regardless of where you stand, there are many reasons as to why people feel the way they do. For some, the…
  • Apr 17

    Legal Guardianship in Ohio

    Legal Guardianship in Ohio
    Legal Guardianship in Ohio from Barry H Zimmer A person, association or corporation appointed by the Ohio probate court to be legally responsible for an incompetent person and/or the person’s property. Learn more about Legal…
Rank this Week: 2168

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/
  • Apr 23

    The Fight for the Family Farm

    The Fight for the Family Farm
    Estate planning covers more than just drafting a will and selecting an executor.  Estate planning encompasses planning for death, as well as disability, incapacity, retirement and business succession.  A family business,…
  • Apr 20

    How Can Same-Sex Partners Make Medical Decisions for One Another?

    How Can Same-Sex Partners Make Medical Decisions for One Another?
    Most heterosexual married couples take for granted the rights and privileges they enjoy in the United States.  They have come to expect that, as spouses, they will be allowed to visit each other in the hospital, and to make decisions…
  • Apr 16

    Traditional or Roth IRA?

    Traditional or Roth IRA?
    Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are common financial instruments used in retirement planning. They allow you to prepare for your future retirement. There are different kinds of retirement accounts, with different requirements and…
Rank this Week: 3226

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

Covers Pennsylvania and national elder law and estate planning issues. By Jeffrey A. Marshall.

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3801

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Apr 23

    Probate and the Uniform Probate Code

    Probate and the Uniform Probate Code
    If you have never given much thought to the subject of estate planning, you may harbor some misconceptions. It can seem as though a last will would be a logical choice for an asset transfer vehicle if you want to make sure that you keep…
  • Apr 21

    What Questions Should I Ask an Elder Law Attorney?

    What Questions Should I Ask an Elder Law Attorney?
    Sometimes you need professional guidance when you are navigating difficult waters. This certainly comes into play when you are looking ahead toward the eventualities of aging. Elder law attorneys understand the lay of the land, and they can…
  • Apr 16

    When Would I Use a Special Needs Trust?

    When Would I Use a Special Needs Trust?
    The estate planning toolkit is extensive, and there is the right tool for the right job as it were. You should carefully consider the life situation of the people that will be inheriting assets from you, and you should utilize the ideal…
Rank this Week: 3241

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    Estate Planning & Elder Care Seminar

    Estate Planning & Elder Care Seminar
    We do everything possible to provide educational opportunities to people in the greater San Jose area, because many people fail to plan ahead due to a lack of information. From an electronic perspective, we publish an ongoing stream of…
  • Apr 21

    Does the Medi-Cal Look-Back Apply if I Give a Caregiver Child My Home?

    Does the Medi-Cal Look-Back Apply if I Give a Caregiver Child My Home?
    Medi-Cal is California’s version of the Medicaid program that is jointly administered by the federal government along with each respective state government. This program is very important for many senior citizens, because it will pay…
  • Apr 16

    Can My Spouse Use My Estate Tax Exclusion After I Die?

    Can My Spouse Use My Estate Tax Exclusion After I Die?
    There is a federal estate tax exclusion that exists as the line in the sand that divides the people who are exposed to the tax from those who are exempt. If the value of your estate does not exceed the amount of this exclusion, you are exempt…
Rank this Week: 3317

Long Island Estate Planning…

Long Island Estate Planning Questions & Answers

Covers estate planning, probate, wills, trusts, and guardianships. By Albert Gurevich.

http://longislandestatesattorney.com/faqs/
  • Apr 22

    What is Mental Incompetence for a Long Island Will Contest?

    What is Mental Incompetence for a Long Island Will Contest?
    Understanding Testamentary Capacity Many people assume that because their loved one has mental issues that it meant that they would not have the capability to sign a will. This would be a reasonable assumption considering that one must have a…
  • Apr 15

    What is Considered Undue Influence in a Long Island Will?

    What is Considered Undue Influence in a Long Island Will?
    A common objection to a will is that someone used undue influence to get the person who died on Long Island to change their will so that it no longer reflected how they wanted their estate be divided after their death. Undue influence, while…
  • Apr 2

    Can a Trust on Long Island be Terminated or Changed?

    Can a Trust on Long Island be Terminated or Changed?
    Are the Terms of a Long Island Trust Permanent? If you are setting up a trust, are a trustee or are a beneficiary of a trust, you may need to know if the trust that you have set up can be modified in some way or cancelled. The answer is not a…
Rank this Week: 2639

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • Apr 22

    Protecting Your Online Accounts After Death

    Protecting Your Online Accounts After Death
    It is no secret that we are living in a digital world. Our daily lives are spent online paying bills, browsing social media, checking bank accounts, and the list goes on. When you signed up for all of these accounts, you likely did not think…
  • Apr 1

    Why Would You Need a Revocable Living Trust in Florida?

    Why Would You Need a Revocable Living Trust in Florida?
    A will cannot always handle the wide range of issues that arise when planning your estate. A revocable living trust, commonly called a living trust (or “inter vivos trust”), is created during your lifetime and allows you to…
  • Mar 17

    Tips to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Estate Planning

    Tips to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Estate Planning
    You take the time to create an estate plan with the hopes that upon passing, your assets are distributed as you had indicated in your estate plan. Unfortunately, not all estate plans are created equal and consequently, a poorly created…
Rank this Week: 3638

Nevada Trust Reporter

Nevada Trust Reporter

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

http://blog.trustprovident.com/
  • Apr 22

    Mistake Cost Loved Ones $400,000 of an IRA Inheritance

    Mistake Cost Loved Ones $400,000 of an IRA Inheritance
    According to this Yahoo! article, Leonard Smith worked closely with his financial advisors and attorneys to ensure his children received the balance of his retirement funds after he died. Smith lost his battle with cancer in 2008.…
  • Apr 20

    Five Perfectly Legal Ways to Use Your Retirement Savings Early

    Five Perfectly Legal Ways to Use Your Retirement Savings Early
    Source: Matthew Frankel, The Motley Fool As the term suggests, retirement savings are generally used once you reach retirement age — which the IRS defines as 59 ½ years or older. However, there are some special circumstances…
  • Apr 17

    Provident Trust Group Overview [VIDEO]

    Provident Trust Group Overview [VIDEO]
    Check out our new Provident Trust Group Overview video on YouTube!
Rank this Week: 3355

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate…

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate Blog

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

http://www.clarkskatoff.com/news-resources/blog/
  • Apr 22

    Trust Can Be Reformed to Add Beneficiarie

    Trust Can Be Reformed to Add Beneficiarie
    Can a trust be reformed to add beneficiaries where the trust as originally drafted fails to include any beneficiaries?  According to a recent Florida trust case, yes, the trust can be reformed to add a residual beneficiary clause. 
  • Apr 10

    Waiver and Consent in Estate and Probate Administration

    Waiver and Consent in Estate and Probate Administration
    Probate—the process by which an estate is administered—is fraught with obscure and complex rules which must be followed in a precise manner in order to ultimately distribute assets to the intended beneficiaries.
  • Mar 22

    Partition Actions in Florida

    Partition Actions in Florida
    Partition actions are often used to force the sale of jointly owned property when the owners cannot agree amongst themselves what to do with the property.  Florida law provides a general framework on how a partition action is to proceed,…
Rank this Week: 3059

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

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

    What Senior Care Looked Like Sixty Years Ago

    What Senior Care Looked Like Sixty Years Ago
    Nearly 60 years ago, in 1959, LIFE magazine ran a four-part photo essay that spawned national outrage and spurred the country toward change. Billed as a real-life kind of horror show, the magazine captured in stunning detail the harrowing…
  • Apr 15

    For Some Families, Estate Planning Is People Planning

    For Some Families, Estate Planning Is People Planning
    Some of the best sitcom episodes are those in which the protagonist family goes on vacation. Invariably, they mess up. Tickets are left, bags are lost, plans derail, and tempers fly off the handle. View image | gettyimages.com That’s…
  • Apr 8

    Artist Ages a Woman from Baby to Old Age in Mere Minute

    Artist Ages a Woman from Baby to Old Age in Mere Minute
    It’s often said that life goes by in the blink of an eye. Now, an artist has created an incredible video that shows it happening almost that quickly, and the effect is deeply moving. Korean artist Seok Jeong Hyeon, better ……
Rank this Week: 4275

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

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

    What Is Northern California Estate Planning

    What Is Northern California Estate Planning
    What Is Northern California Estate Planning from Timothy Murphy Every responsible adult should have an estate plan in place. Learn more about Estate Planning in Northern California in this presentation.  
  • Apr 19

    Preparing for Northern California Incapacity: Part 2 of 2

    Preparing for Northern California Incapacity: Part 2 of 2
    Preparing for Northern California Incapacity: Part 2 of 2 from Timothy Murphy  Is the only way to guarantee that you will be protected if you become incapacitated. Learn more about Preparing for Northern California Incapacity in…
  • Apr 15

    Preparing for Northern California Incapacity: Part 1 of 2

    Preparing for Northern California Incapacity: Part 1 of 2
    Preparing for Northern California Incapacity: Part 1 of 2 from Timothy Murphy Some people, such as adults with significant cognitive disabilities, never have legal capacity.  Learn more about Preparing for Northern California Incapacity…
Rank this Week: 3314

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
  • Apr 22

    Keeping Loneliness Away In Retirement

    Keeping Loneliness Away In Retirement
    Retirement can be difficult for many. You may live far from your family. You find it hard to meet new friends. You no longer have job to go to. It can be lonely. A story on the huffingtonpost.com suggests five ways to avoid loneliness in…
  • Apr 15

    Filing Taxes For A Family Member Who Has Passed On

    Filing Taxes For A Family Member Who Has Passed On
    When a family member dies, you aren’t usually thinking about paperwork. But there is plenty of it. And one of the things that must be done is the filing of a final tax return. View image | gettyimages.com When someone dies, an estate is…
  • Apr 8

    Coach Was Generous and Smart

    Coach Was Generous and Smart
    The late basketball coach Dean Smith of the University of North Carolina got a lot of publicity over leaving $200 to each of about 180 players he coached over the years. But notice how he did it. Coach Smith arranged for the payouts to come…
Rank this Week: 4092

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
  • Apr 21

    Real Estate Attorneys in Ft. Thoma

    Real Estate Attorneys in Ft. Thoma
    The single most expensive item the majority of us will ever buy is real estate.  Traditionally, people buy a lot and hire a builder to construct their new home. Alternatively, people buy an already constructed house that meets their…
  • Apr 14

    Juvenile law in Northern Kentucky

    Juvenile law in Northern Kentucky
    The days are getting longer and warmer, and in about a month schools will be closing for the summer.  The students are excited: they will have more free time and more ability to move around and enjoy the summer.  Occasionally, that…
  • Apr 7

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    When someone suffers an injury or has a loved one injured in an accident there are many questions that need to be answered.   Some of these questions are: What is a typical personal injury case? Is there any other basis for personal…
Rank this Week: 3165

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/
  • Apr 21

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Issues Ruling in Contested Divorce Case With Incarcerated Husband

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Issues Ruling in Contested Divorce Case With Incarcerated Husband
    The Tennessee Court of Appeals issued a ruling earlier this year in the case of Farley v. Farley, Tenn. Ct. App. (2015), on the issue of a marriage dissolution that was granted while a husband was incarcerated. The wife filed for…
  • Apr 21

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Upholds Decision in Failure to Warn Product Liability Case

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Upholds Decision in Failure to Warn Product Liability Case
    In a recent products liability case, the Tennessee Court of Appeals issued a ruling on a case alleging a failure to warn of an unreasonably dangerous product. In the case, Long v. Quad Power Products, Ten. Ct. App. (2015), the plaintiff,…
  • Apr 7

    Tennessee Divorce Proceedings and “The Law of The Case”

    Tennessee Divorce Proceedings and “The Law of The Case”
    In a recent case before the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Moore v. Taylor, Tenn. Ct. App. (2014), the court dealt with the issue of what happens when a Final Decree of Divorce is appealed more than once. In the case, the Wife filed for divorce…
Rank this Week: 3014

Walker Lambe

Walker Lambe

Covers North Carolina elder law and estate planning.

http://www.organizeyourassets.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    What Is A Living Trust?

    What Is A Living Trust?
    What Is A Living Trust? from Mark Costley You have options when you are deciding how you want your assets to be transferred after you die. A last will is one of your options, but there are others that you should certainly explore. One of them…
  • Feb 23

    The 2015 Lifetime Estate Tax Exclusion & Annual Gift Tax

    The 2015 Lifetime Estate Tax Exclusion & Annual Gift Tax
    Historic Overview Congress and the Wilson administration established the original federal estate tax in 1916. However, the lack of an annual gift tax limitation provided a large unintended loophole for individuals to distribute inheritances…
  • Feb 23

    The 2015 Lifetime Estate Tax Exclusion & Annual Gift Tax

    The 2015 Lifetime Estate Tax Exclusion & Annual Gift Tax
    Historic Overview Congress and the Wilson administration established the original federal estate tax in 1916. However, the lack of an annual gift tax limitation provided a large unintended loophole for individuals to distribute inheritances…
Rank this Week: 2938

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/
  • Apr 21

    Keeping Distribution of an Estate Out of the Public Eye

    Keeping Distribution of an Estate Out of the Public Eye
    Often, members of the gay community are concerned about privacy when it comes to how they choose to leave their estate to, after death.  Indeed, privacy is a common concern for most clients.  Since there are so many options in…
  • Apr 21

    Will I Have to Deal With a Paralegal at Your Office?

    Will I Have to Deal With a Paralegal at Your Office?
    Some clients ask, often with apprehension, whether they will have to deal with a paralegal.  In reality, the benefits that a well-trained estate planning paralegal can bring to the attorney-client relationship are many.  While not…
  • Apr 8

    When Do I Need to Start Asset Protection Planning?

    When Do I Need to Start Asset Protection Planning?
    It is important for debtors to have strategies for protecting their valuable assets from potential creditors, just as it is important for creditors to have techniques for collecting debts.   Furthermore, just as creditors are…
Rank this Week: 2170

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Your Chances of Being Audited Have Declined. Here’s Why

    Your Chances of Being Audited Have Declined. Here’s Why
    New data show that budget cuts to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the past few years has led to a decreasing likelihood that individual taxpayers will be audited. For average taxpayers, the chance of being audited has dropped 23% in…
  • Apr 16

    Swiss Asset Manager Pleads Guilty For Aiding in Tax Evasion

    Swiss Asset Manager Pleads Guilty For Aiding in Tax Evasion
    On March 31, a Swiss asset manager appeared before Judge Sidney H. Stein of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, where he pleaded guilty to charges that he aided his American taxpayer clients and others in schemes to…
  • Apr 14

    Swiss Bank Pays $211 Million to Avoid Prosecution for Aiding Tax Evasion

    Swiss Bank Pays $211 Million to Avoid Prosecution for Aiding Tax Evasion
    On March 30, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that the Swiss bank BSI SA had agreed to pay $211 million to the US in order to avoid prosecution for helping Americans evade taxes. The bank is the first Swiss financial institution…
Rank this Week: 2551

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Estate Planning Checklist – Making Sure You Have the Right Tools in Your Estate Planning Toolbox

    Estate Planning Checklist – Making Sure You Have the Right Tools in Your Estate Planning Toolbox
    Whether you’re starting your first job, trying to decide who to name as guardians for your kids or trying to plan for retirement, it is important to make sure that your Estate Planning toolbox is properly stocked with the right tools…
  • Apr 14

    What Not To Do: Common Long-term Care Mistake

    What Not To Do: Common Long-term Care Mistake
    We’ve seen almost every mistake imaginable. Transfers of property, questionable financial products, botched applications for Medicaid or Veterans’ benefits.  From the best outcomes to the worst and everything in between. When…
  • Mar 17

    Don’t Leave a Mess: How to Avoid Disputes When You Aren’t There to Settle Them

    Don’t Leave a Mess: How to Avoid Disputes When You Aren’t There to Settle Them
    Whether you die a prince or a pauper, disputes can arise among those left behind.  Conflicts between your children from a prior marriage and your current spouse; arguments among your kids; disputes between your executor and your…
Rank this Week: 3119

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

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

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    SECTION 3-901. SUCCESSORS’ RIGHTS IF NO ADMINISTRATION.

    SECTION 3-901. SUCCESSORS’ RIGHTS IF NO ADMINISTRATION.
    SECTION 3-901. SUCCESSORS’ RIGHTS IF NO ADMINISTRATION. In the absence of administration, the heirs and devisees are entitled to the estate in accordance with the terms of a probated will or the laws of intestate succession. Devisees…
  • Apr 20

    SECTION 3-101. DEVOLUTION OF ESTATE AT DEATH; RESTRICTIONS.

    SECTION 3-101. DEVOLUTION OF ESTATE AT DEATH; RESTRICTIONS.
    SECTION 3-101. DEVOLUTION OF ESTATE AT DEATH; RESTRICTIONS. The power of a person to leave property by will, and the rights of creditors, devisees, and heirs to his property are subject to the restrictions and limitations contained…
  • Apr 20

    SECTION 1-102. PURPOSES; RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.

    SECTION 1-102. PURPOSES; RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.
    SECTION 1-102. PURPOSES; RULE OF CONSTRUCTION. (a) This Code shall be liberally construed and applied to promote its underlying purposes and policies. (b) The underlying purposes and policies of this Code are: (1) to simplify and clarify the…
Rank this Week: 4784

Arizona Senior Law Blog

Arizona Senior Law Blog

Covers topics like Arizona Medicaid, ALTCS, and estate planning. By Jackson White.

http://www.arizonaseniorlaw.com/news/
  • Apr 20

    Differences in Medicare and ALTCS

    Differences in Medicare and ALTCS
    Question: Why do I need to even consider Arizona Long Term Care System when I have Medicare? After paying into the Medicare system for my entire career, shouldn’t Medicare cover my medical expenses? I don’t understand why I need…
  • Apr 13

    ALTCS Has a Network of Facilitie

    ALTCS Has a Network of Facilitie
    Question: My mother has lived in the same assisted living community for three years, and we both really like most everything about her accommodations. After three years of paying for care, however, mom is just about out of money, and we need…
  • Apr 7

    Things to Know About Long-Term Care

    Things to Know About Long-Term Care
    Question: I am in the process of helping my father apply for Arizona Long Term Care System. How long will it take to process, and if the application is approved, will ALTCS pay us back for the costs we incur while the application…
Rank this Week: 3526

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

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

    What Is a Maintenance Allowance?

    What Is a Maintenance Allowance?
    If you have arrived at the difficult decision to place your spouse in a long-term care facility you have only just begun to make the first of many difficult decisions. Once you have decided that your spouse does, indeed, need long-term care…
  • Apr 13

    Who Should You Designate as Successor Trustee of You Family Wealth Trust?

    Who Should You Designate as Successor Trustee of You Family Wealth Trust?
    Despite the name, a Family Wealth Trust is a type of trust that is commonly used by the average person as part of a comprehensive estate plan. If you are considering the inclusion of a Family Wealth Trust, or FWT, in your estate plan you will…
  • Apr 10

    Do Assets in a Trust Get a Step Up in Basis for Income Tax Purposes?

    Do Assets in a Trust Get a Step Up in Basis for Income Tax Purposes?
    A comprehensive estate plan usually includes several additional strategies and tools above and beyond the creation of a Last Will and Testament. One common addition to a thorough estate plan is a living trust agreement. If you have never…
Rank this Week: 3199

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Apr 20

    Having the Tough “Talk” with Your Aging Parent

    Having the Tough “Talk” with Your Aging Parent
    Having the difficult “talk” with your aging parents about elderly living arrangements, end-of-life care, and finances during retirement is one discussion most people would rather put off as long as possible. Putting off this talk…
  • Apr 10

    Estate Planning 101

    Estate Planning 101
    Deciding how to divide your assets and making sure your loved ones receive what you want them to have can be a simple matter. However, this is only possible if you understand the process of estate planning and where to begin. On the other…
  • Apr 1

    Estate Planning in a Second Marriage

    Estate Planning in a Second Marriage
    Second marriages and blended families can be a challenge. Now that you are ready to plan your estate, the challenges continue. How do you divide an estate equally among the constellation of heirs titled “His, Hers, and Ours?”…
Rank this Week: 2802

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

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

    Free Report: Estate Planning for Seniors in North Carolina: Part2

    Free Report: Estate Planning for Seniors in North Carolina: Part2
    As a senior or elderly person in the state of North Carolina, it will always be in your best interests to create an estate plan as soon as possible. If you already have an estate plan, making sure that your plan is as up-to-date as it can be…
  • Apr 18

    North Carolina Medicaid Planning: Basic Issues, Questions and Concept

    North Carolina Medicaid Planning: Basic Issues, Questions and Concept
    North Carolina Medicaid Planning: Basic Issues, Questions and Concepts from Cheryl David Medicaid plans are designed to pay for the costs associated with long-term residential care costs that typically arise as people get older. Learn more…
  • Jan 24

    Pet Planning in North Carolina: Crafting an Effective Pet Trust

    Pet Planning in North Carolina: Crafting an Effective Pet Trust
    Pet Planning in North Carolina: Crafting An Effective Pet Trust from Cheryl David A trust cannot operate without having property it can use to pay the pet’s expenses. The property you choose to transfer to the trust is known as the…
Rank this Week: 2180

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 19

    Second Marriage – Happily Ever After? (Part 2)

    Second Marriage – Happily Ever After? (Part 2)
                    Last week I was telling you about George and Mary.  Mary has dementia and may soon need nursing home care.   George had gone to an elder…
  • Apr 12

    Second Marriage – Happily Ever After?

    Second Marriage – Happily Ever After?
                    George called me because his wife, Mary wasn’t doing well.  She has dementia and he is facing the prospect of needing long term care for…
  • Apr 5

    Confusing Medicaid with Other Government Programs (Part 2)

    Confusing Medicaid with Other Government Programs (Part 2)
                    Last week I was telling you about the call I received from Lou.  His dad had been living in senior housing but now needs nursing home care. …
Rank this Week: 3371

KYEstates.com

KYEstates.com

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

http://kyestates.com
Rank this Week: 4066

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    Estate Planning for Seniors in Oklahoma: Essential Concept

    Estate Planning for Seniors in Oklahoma: Essential Concept
    Estate Planning for Seniors in Oklahoma: Essential Concepts from Larry Parman As a senior there are pressing concerns that your estate plan will need to address, such as the possibility that you might one day need to have someone make…
  • Apr 16

    Free Report: Do I Pay Oklahoma Taxes When Someone Leaves Me Money?

    Free Report: Do I Pay Oklahoma Taxes When Someone Leaves Me Money?
      You are not required to report an inheritance as income for income tax purposes, but there are transfer taxes that can be applicable. Topics covered in this white paper include: Income Taxes Federal Estate Tax State-level Estate Tax…
  • Apr 16

    Free Report: What Is the Annual Gift Tax Exclusion in Oklahoma?

    Free Report: What Is the Annual Gift Tax Exclusion in Oklahoma?
      The annual gift tax exclusion allows you to give up to $14,000 to any number of gift recipients within a calendar year free of the gift tax. Topics covered in this white paper include: Additional Gift Tax Exclusions Lifetime Unified…
Rank this Week: 2165

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Apr 17

    National Healthcare Decisions Day: Why Planning Ahead Matter

    National Healthcare Decisions Day: Why Planning Ahead Matter
    If you were in an accident today or became suddenly sick and couldn’t speak for yourself, would your family know your healthcare wishes? Would they know for certain what you would want the hospital and doctors to do? And would they be…
  • Apr 2

    Digital Assets Part I: Facebook’s Legacy Contact – A Step in the Right Direction

    Digital Assets Part I: Facebook’s Legacy Contact – A Step in the Right Direction
    Up until recently, your loved ones and even the executor (or “Personal Representative”) of your estate would be denied access to your Facebook account after your death. To address the issues this created, Facebook has…
  • Mar 24

    Movies About Estate Planning: Alive Inside

    Movies About Estate Planning: Alive Inside
    Alive Inside is another captivating movie about a subject that regularly touches our practice as estate planners: dementia. This documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music and Memory, as he…
Rank this Week: 3636

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    National Healthcare Decisions Day: Why Planning Ahead Matter

    National Healthcare Decisions Day: Why Planning Ahead Matter
    If you were in an accident today or became suddenly sick and couldn’t speak for yourself, would your family know your healthcare wishes? Would they know for certain what you would want the hospital and doctors to do? And would they be…
  • Apr 2

    Digital Assets Part I: Facebook’s Legacy Contact – A Step in the Right Direction

    Digital Assets Part I: Facebook’s Legacy Contact – A Step in the Right Direction
    Up until recently, your loved ones and even the executor (or “Personal Representative”) of your estate would be denied access to your Facebook account after your death. To address the issues this created, Facebook has…
  • Mar 24

    Movies About Estate Planning: Alive Inside

    Movies About Estate Planning: Alive Inside
    Alive Inside is another captivating movie about a subject that regularly touches our practice as estate planners: dementia. This documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music and Memory, as he…
Rank this Week: 2586

California Probate and Estate…

California Probate and Estate Planning Blog

Covers California probate and estate planning including law changes, legal strategies, and detailed descriptions of the options available. By Meissner, Joseph & Palley, Inc.

http://www.californiaprobate.info/blog
  • Apr 16

    NEW Heggstad Petition Case

    NEW Heggstad Petition Case
    I got notice a couple weeks ago of a new case to help get Heggstad petitions approved. That is, petitions brought under California probate code section 850. The case is: Ukkestad v. RBS Asset Finance Filed  March 16, 2015, Fourth…
  • Apr 16

    NEW Heggstad Petition Case

    NEW Heggstad Petition Case
    I got notice a couple weeks ago of a new case to help get Heggstad petitions approved. That is, petitions brought under California probate code section 850. The case is: Ukkestad v. RBS Asset Finance Filed  March 16, 2015, Fourth…
  • Mar 26

    Coach Dean Smith leaves a small legacy… what will you do?

    Coach Dean Smith leaves a small legacy… what will you do?
    As an estate planning attorney I help clients plan the legacy they will leave. Often it’s simple such as “I leave everything to my children….”  Other times it’s a gift to an old friend, a church, or other…
Rank this Week: 2680

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/
  • Apr 16

    What you should know about myRA account

    What you should know about myRA account
    MyRA accounts are a new type of government-backed starter retirement savings account, designed for people whose employers do not offer retirement accounts. As of now, anyone who has direct deposit for their paycheck can sign up and start…
  • Apr 13

    Increasing number of American retirees affected by student loan

    Increasing number of American retirees affected by student loan
    A record number of older adults now carry student loan debt, and the phenomenon is still growing: people over 60 are in the fastest growing age group for college debt, according to a report from The New York Times. A record 2.2 million people…
  • Mar 26

    Many employers provide back-up elder care

    Many employers provide back-up elder care
    Hundreds of New York employers provide back-up elder care, designed to help employees stay at work when an unexpected problem arises with elder care. Employees who have registered for back-up elder care can call a care organization when they…
Rank this Week: 2923

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: 4061

EstateAware

EstateAware

Covers personal legal and financial planning. By Griffin Bridgers.

http://www.estateaware.com
  • Apr 15

    Exciting Announcements from EstateAware.com!

    Exciting Announcements from EstateAware.com!
    Up until now, EstateAware.com has been little more than a blog dedicated to estate and finance professionals.  However, today, I am excited to announce the expansion of the site to serve both consumers and professionals. 1.) ONLINE…
  • Apr 13

    Estate Planning Objectives: Who versus How?

    Estate Planning Objectives: Who versus How?
    If you were to ask the average consumer what estate planning entails, chances are their answer would contain some variant of determining “who” gets your stuff when you die. The problem with this assumption is that it completely…
  • Mar 16

    Digital Estate Planning: The Age of the Information Fiduciary

    Digital Estate Planning: The Age of the Information Fiduciary
    In my previous digital estate planning post, I posed the question regarding the difference between the decedent in the 1990’s who threw away all his bank accounts, photos, and family letters before death, and the decedent in…
Rank this Week: 2973

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: 4788

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

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

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 15

    What People Going Through a Divorce Can Learn From Cheryl Strayed’s Wild

    What People Going Through a Divorce Can Learn From Cheryl Strayed’s Wild
    Published in 2012 and recently released as a film starring Reese Withersoon, Wild is the autobiography of Cheryl Strayed’s thousand mile solo hike of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from the Mojave Desert through California…
  • Apr 10

    Will of Fortune: the Connecticut Legal Battle Involving an Internet Will Signed at Foxwood

    Will of Fortune: the Connecticut Legal Battle Involving an Internet Will Signed at Foxwood
    With a plot line straight out of a soap opera or a Lifetime movie, the recent Connecticut case involving Dennis Dix’s will and the subsequent battle between his wife and children highlights some interesting points in Connecticut law,…
  • Apr 7

    Divorce Service Via Facebook in New York — is Connecticut Next?

    Divorce Service Via Facebook in New York — is Connecticut Next?
    Articles are flying around the internet about New York Justice Matthew Cooper’s decision that Facebook is an acceptable alternative method for Ellanora Arthus Baidoo to serve her husband. According to court documents, Ms.…
Rank this Week: 3447

Potter Law Firm Blog

Potter Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.potterestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Is Incapacity Planning Really Important?

    Is Incapacity Planning Really Important?
    People often go through life without planning ahead for the eventualities of aging. When you are younger, it can be hard to imagine a time when you will not be capable of doing everything that you can do right now. Plus, there are some…
  • Feb 18

    Who Is Competent to Create a Last Will?

    Who Is Competent to Create a Last Will?
    When you think about the legal document called a last will, you may assume that it is a very simple document. You jot down your final wishes regarding the desired distribution of your property, you set aside the document for safe keeping, and…
  • Jan 23

    What Is the Difference Between a Living Trust and a Living Will?

    What Is the Difference Between a Living Trust and a Living Will?
    There are various different legal devices that are used in the field of estate planning. Sometimes people are confused because the terms sound similar. With this in mind, we will look at the differences between living trusts and living wills…
Rank this Week: 3233

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/
  • Apr 14

    Bankruptcy Fraud in Florida

    Bankruptcy Fraud in Florida
    Though filing bankruptcy comes with fear attached on many occasions after the fear often comes a sigh of relief.  Although a vast majority of bankruptcy cases are lawful and done for legitimate reasons, there are some cases that involve…
  • Mar 30

    New Obama Executive Order Regarding Student Loan Discharge

    New Obama Executive Order Regarding Student Loan Discharge
    Though traditionally, student loans have not been dis-chargeable in bankruptcy, that may soon change. On March 10th, 2015, President Barack Obama signed an executive action that may make it easier to erase student debt for those who file…
  • Mar 17

    David Cassidy Bankruptcy Case

    David Cassidy Bankruptcy Case
    It looks as if one time heartthrob David Cassidy has fallen on hard times. The 70s television star who has sold over 30 million records, has filed for bankruptcy in a federal court in Fort Lauderdale. He states that he … Continue…
Rank this Week: 3239

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/
  • Apr 13

    Retirement Planning With Special Needs Child

    Retirement Planning With Special Needs Child
    Parents with special needs children have a set of added concerns when planning for their retirement.  In addition to planning where they will live and how much income they will have, they also need to plan where there special needs child…
  • Feb 8

    Nursing Homes Abuse

    Nursing Homes Abuse
    The New York Times has reported that New York nursing homes are now bringing guardianship proceedings in order to collect on the bills owed to them. In order to protect yourself from such abuse, it is vital that you have a valid Power of…
  • Jan 19

    Don’t Have An Unsettled Legacy

    Don’t Have An Unsettled Legacy
    The children of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. are involved in litigation in Atlanta over control of his bible and his Nobel Prize medal. One group wants them to be sold. Another group wants them donated to Morehouse College. It is sad that this…
Rank this Week: 3231

Estateography

Estateography

By Alvi Aggarwal.

http://www.estateography.com/
  • Apr 12

    Whether to Qualify as Executor or Administrator of a Virginia Estate

    Whether to Qualify as Executor or Administrator of a Virginia Estate
    When a person dies and has an estate that needs administration, a person has to qualify before the clerk of the court before he/she can do that administering. Being named in the will is not enough. Qualification is the process that gives a…
  • Apr 4

    What Is Probate? What Should I Do about It?

    What Is Probate? What Should I Do about It?
    Probate, Qualification, and Estate Administration Probate, technically, is the process by which a will is accepted as valid by a court (or the clerk of the court). The term is often used more loosely (as I will use it) to also encompass the…
  • Mar 1

    Resigning as Administrator or Executor of a Virginia Estate

    Resigning as Administrator or Executor of a Virginia Estate
    Question: I qualified as an administrator of my aunt's estate. I don't want to be an administrator any more. What can I do? Answer: An administrator (or executor) can resign; however, resigning isn't as easy as qualifying. To resign, a…
Rank this Week: 4173

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

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

    LLC vs. S Corporation | Which is Right for My Business?

    LLC vs. S Corporation | Which is Right for My Business?
    I'm frequently approached (virtually) by entrepreneurs that have great ideas for a new business to start. They know that they need to form SOME type of business, but often they don't know much more than the terms "LLC" or "Corporation."…
  • Mar 27

    An Interview with Financial Planner Brian Plain

    An Interview with Financial Planner Brian Plain
    As any estate planning attorney will attest to, financial planners are some of our strongest allies when we work to help clients ensure that their futures and families are well taken care of. But, not all advisors are alike. Some charge flat…
  • Mar 11

    Brian Plain CFP | The Alternative Advisor Podcast

    Brian Plain CFP | The Alternative Advisor Podcast
    As an estate planning attorney, I find myself working with clients to protect certain aspects of their financial life at a very high level, meaning, that while we work together to establish the framework that ensures the client and his or her…
Rank this Week: 2223

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/
  • Apr 8

    Finding Lost Life Insurance

    Finding Lost Life Insurance
    Consumer Reports estimates that at least $1 billion in benefits from forgotten life insurance policies are waiting to be claimed. Often, when I meet with adult children administering a trust after the death of a parent, they’re not…
  • Mar 6

    If You Are Named as Executor, Pay Attention

    If You Are Named as Executor, Pay Attention
    Executor fails to file estate taxes when due. $1.2 million in penalties result.
  • Feb 11

    Sometimes It is the Little Things: Arguing About Stuff

    Sometimes It is the Little Things: Arguing About Stuff
    Estate planning is often motivated by the big things. I’m not getting philosophical here. Forget about life and death. On a practical level, what brings families into my office are often the big financial assets–the house,…
Rank this Week: 2303

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blog
  • Apr 8

    Employee Background Check FCRA compliance

    Employee Background Check FCRA compliance
    Tags: Background check employeeCorporate attorney North CarolinaThe Federal Trade Commission has updated guidance for compliance with the Federal Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when doing background checks on a new hire. Below is some…
  • Apr 7

    Foreclosures for Creditors NC

    Foreclosures for Creditors NC
    Tags: foreclosure attorney north carolinaUCC lien sale attorney NCIf you are a creditor, whether a bank, seller-financing, or other with a deed of trust on property AND you have a borrower/debtor who is behind on payments, then the time…
  • Mar 27

    Lawyer Weekly: Bill to Repeal Map Act NC

    Lawyer Weekly: Bill to Repeal Map Act NC
    Tags: Map Act NCinverse condemnation attorney NCRepublican lawmakers are working on House Bill 183 to repeal the controversial Map Act. (see link below to Lawyers Weekly article) The Map Act saves the NC Department of Transportation…
Rank this Week: 4486

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/
  • Apr 8

    Annulment versus divorce matters at tax time

    Annulment versus divorce matters at tax time
    In our last post, we discussed how divorce affects an estate plan. A thorough review of all estate documents is critical post-divorce to ensure you’ve covered every conceivable scenario and changed every document necessary. Allowing an…
  • Apr 2

    A divorce can affect your estate plan

    A divorce can affect your estate plan
    Hardly anyone goes through the process of putting together a comprehensive estate plan with the intentions of getting divorced from their current spouse thereafter. It is, however, a fact of life that becomes reality for a large portion…
  • Mar 26

    Six Things to Do When You Have a Child

    Six Things to Do When You Have a Child
    Having a child can be exciting (and stressful).  Probably the last thing you might think to do when having a child is to update an estate plan, but it’s absolutely necessary.  Here are 6 things to consider when you have a…
Rank this Week: 3018

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 7

    SYK’s Victoria Blachly named Woman of Influence

    SYK’s Victoria Blachly named Woman of Influence
    Samuels Yoelin Kantor partner named 2015 Woman of Influence by Portland Business Journal. PBJ says, “When selecting honorees who’ll be feted at our Women of Influence events, we typically look for pros with business savvy, energy…
  • Mar 27

    “The Internet’s Own Boy” – Victoria Blachly to Speak on Panel

    “The Internet’s Own Boy” – Victoria Blachly to Speak on Panel
    Come listen to an intriguing panel discussion on digital rights, digital privacy, net neutrality and more. Special guests will include: - Stuart Kaplan, Emeritus Assoc. Prof. of Rhetoric & Media Studies, L&C College & Member, ACLU…
  • Feb 27

    The Link Event: Planning for – and Protecting – Your Digital Asset

    The Link Event: Planning for – and Protecting – Your Digital Asset
    Together with The Link, SYK Partner, Victoria Blachly is presenting on recent Oregon and national legislation regarding digital assets and how to plan accordingly. Do you have bank or investment account statements delivered to you online…
Rank this Week: 4303

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

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

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Apr 1

    Estate Plan Privacy

    Estate Plan Privacy
    Perhaps one of the most overlooked aspects of a revocable "living" trust is the privacy that it can provide. If you're not familiar the concept of  a living trust, it is a legal document often used in estate planning, either in…
  • Mar 25

    The Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act

    The Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act
    Late last year President Obama signed the Achieving A Better Life Experience ("ABLE") Act into law. In essence, the ABLE Act can allow individuals with qualifying disabilities or their families to set aside funds for education, housing and…
  • Feb 13

    Facebook & Estate Planning

    Facebook & Estate Planning
    Facebook recently announced a limited digital estate planning functionality, called Facebook Legacy Contacts, associated with Facebook accounts: Today we’re introducing a new feature that lets people choose a legacy contact—a…
Rank this Week: 3851