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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/
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Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 19

    New Requirement that Bare Trusts be Disclosed on Property Transfer Tax Return

    New Requirement that Bare Trusts be Disclosed on Property Transfer Tax Return
    The Government of British Columbia has amended the Property Transfer Tax Return to require more information on the purchase of land, effective June 10, 2016. The requirement that a purchaser who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident…
  • Jun 11

    Wong v. Chong Estate

    Wong v. Chong Estate
    The law with respect to joint tenancy in British Columbia is nuanced. The basic idea is that if property is held in a joint tenancy between two people, on the death of one, the title passes to the survivor. But if one of the joint tenants…
  • May 30

    Sabey Rule LLP Announces Association with Ken M. Kramer Q.C. and KMK Law Corporation.

    Sabey Rule LLP Announces Association with Ken M. Kramer Q.C. and KMK Law Corporation.
    I am pleased to announce the association of Ken M.  Kramer Q.C.  and his firm KMK Law Corporation with our law firm, Sabey Rule LLP.  Ken is a senior lawyer and founder and principal of KMK Law Corporation, a boutique law firm…
Rank this Week: 2445

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Jun 18

    Court Decides Proceeding for Leave to Compromise for Wrongful Death

    Court Decides Proceeding for Leave to Compromise for Wrongful Death
    A New York Estate Lawyer said this was initiated by JC as administrator of the goods, chattels and credits which were of CP, deceased – for leave to compromise a certain claim for wrongful death and to render and have judicially settled…
  • Jun 17

    Case Filed to Prevent Party from Being Executrix

    Case Filed to Prevent Party from Being Executrix
    A New York Estate Lawyer said this case is a probate proceeding brought before the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, New York. The petitioner, JZ, appealed, as limited by her brief, from so much of an order of the…
  • Jun 15

    Court Discusses Powers of a Surrogate

    Court Discusses Powers of a Surrogate
    A New York Estate Lawyer this case was brought before the Court of Appeals of New York. The issue here is the power of the surrogate to require an administrator’s bond in double the value of the personal estate in this state of JDP, who…
Rank this Week: 3116

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/
  • Jun 18

    Divorce and Father’s Dad: Being Kind to Kids, Dads, and Mom

    Divorce and Father’s Dad: Being Kind to Kids, Dads, and Mom
    We have written before about how to help children (and parents!) cope with divorce during the “holiday holidays.”  Although they don’t often trigger all the same complexities related to tradition and loss,…
  • Jun 16

    6 Preemptive Strategies to Protect Your Business From Divorce

    6 Preemptive Strategies to Protect Your Business From Divorce
    Most people going through it know that divorce is not only emotionally trying, but also that there will likely be unwelcome financial consequences.  Entrepreneurs and business owners, however, face the additional potential of a…
  • May 26

    Our Clients’ Tip for Taking Care of Yourself During Divorce: Get Outside and Exercise

    Our Clients’ Tip for Taking Care of Yourself During Divorce: Get Outside and Exercise
    One way I know that it’s officially Spring is that I’m driving my Freed Marcroft colleagues crazy with my allergies.  Robin ultimately said I could just keep her Carmex, Nisha gave me some precious, family-made ghost…
Rank this Week: 1974

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 17

    Amanuensis - Estate of Stephen

    Amanuensis - Estate of Stephen
    Can a person sign for somebody else on a document without their written authorization, e.g. on a deed? The answer is yes. The legal term for this is "amanuensis." See  Estate of Stephens (2002) 28 C4th 665.In Estate of Stephens, the…
  • Jun 2

    Holographic Will

    Holographic Will
    This unpublished appellate opinion demonstrates how certain facts ostensibly entice litigation.  Callahan v. Callahan, Los Angeles Superior Court Case # BP108910.  John Callahan was originally  married to Pauline Callahan…
  • May 18

    Giraldin revisited

    Giraldin revisited
    In re Estate of Giraldin (2012) 55 Cal.4th 1058, the California Supreme Court held that remainder trust beneficiaries have standing to sue a trustee, who was not the settlor, for alleged breach of fiduciary duties committed during the period…
Rank this Week: 3307

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Covers estate planning, real property acquisition, personal injury, will disputes, commercial litigation, business and corporate law, and institutional lending.

http://gouldcooksey.com/blog/
  • Jun 17

    GCF Attorneys named to 2016 Florida Super Lawyer List

    GCF Attorneys named to 2016 Florida Super Lawyer List
    Four attorneys from the firm have been selected to the 2016 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists.  Troy Hafner, David, Carter and Gene O’Neill are selected to the Super Lawyers list and Anthony Guettler was selected as…
  • May 20

    DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EXPANDS OVERTIME COVERAGE

    DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EXPANDS OVERTIME COVERAGE
    On May 16, 2016, as we expected, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its Overtime Final Rule expanding overtime coverage to an additional 4.2 million employees. Summary of the Final Rule: Standard salary level:…
  • May 18

    EEOC WEIGHS IN ON TRANSGENDER BATHROOMS IN THE WORKPLACE

    EEOC WEIGHS IN ON TRANSGENDER BATHROOMS IN THE WORKPLACE
    Over the past several months, there has been a flurry of media coverage surrounding transgender restroom access being provided by many large businesses.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has now taken the…
Rank this Week: 2177

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeestatelawblog.com/
  • Jun 17

    How Can I Avoid Probate in Tennessee? Start by Titling Assets with Purpose

    How Can I Avoid Probate in Tennessee? Start by Titling Assets with Purpose
    I probably hear some variation of this concern more than any other in consulting with estate planning clients: the desire to avoid probate. Whether they have heard horror stories about probate or have been through a rough experience…
  • Jun 3

    I Have Young Children. What Should Be in My Will?

    I Have Young Children. What Should Be in My Will?
    Most everyone should have a Last Will and Testament. Wills not only allow you (and not the state legislature) to determine how your assets will be distributed after your death, they also can help avoid costly and divisive family squabbles.…
  • May 18

    4 Essential Estate Planning Documents Every Person Need

    4 Essential Estate Planning Documents Every Person Need
    Consider this Estate Planning 101, an introduction to some of the most important steps to take in planning for the future. Most people are aware that they need a Last Will and Testament. But that is not the only essential document…
Rank this Week: 2645

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.aminovlaw.com
  • Jun 16

    Removing 805 Bond Restrictions in Brooklyn Surrogate’s Court

    Removing 805 Bond Restrictions in Brooklyn Surrogate’s Court
    As an Estate Lawyer, I often get phone calls from clients who have successfully obtained letters of administration for the estate of a loved one, but can’t sell the real property or even transfer it to themselves. The reason is that…
  • May 2

    Medicaid Planning for Parents in New York

    Medicaid Planning for Parents in New York
    As parents get older, children begin to take on the role of caretaker and assist their parents in making various medical and financial decisions. In fact, I receive more phone calls from children of seniors looking for Medicaid planning for…
  • Mar 30

    Should I Deed My Home to My Children?

    Should I Deed My Home to My Children?
    I often receive phone calls from potential clients asking whether, as an estate planning and elder attorney, I recommend that they add their children as co-owners to the deed of their house, co-op, or condominium. The callers are usually…
Rank this Week: 1956

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Jun 16

    Having “The Talk”…About Dementia

    Having “The Talk”…About Dementia
    Just as it’s not easy for parents to bring up the birds and the bees with their kids, it’s anything but easy to begin a conversation with a loved one about how they want to live at the end of their lives. But it’s vitally…
  • Jun 2

    Estate Planning Lessons From Prince

    Estate Planning Lessons From Prince
    Celebrity deaths have a way of occupying the attention of the media. In addition, of course, to his immense talents, Prince’s recent death is noteworthy for his failure to do any estate planning. What lessons can us non-celebrities…
  • May 13

    Probate Judges Can’t Always Be Superhero

    Probate Judges Can’t Always Be Superhero
    If you've been through the probate process, you may have wished for the probate judge to save the day. But, they can't always be superheroes. The post Probate Judges Can’t Always Be Superheros appeared first on Cramer Law Center.
Rank this Week: 4026

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jun 16

    Having “The Talk”…About Dementia

    Having “The Talk”…About Dementia
    Just as it’s not easy for parents to bring up the birds and the bees with their kids, it’s anything but easy to begin a conversation with a loved one about how they want to live at the end of their lives. But it’s vitally…
  • Jun 2

    Estate Planning Lessons From Prince

    Estate Planning Lessons From Prince
    Celebrity deaths have a way of occupying the attention of the media. In addition, of course, to his immense talents, Prince’s recent death is noteworthy for his failure to do any estate planning. What lessons can us non-celebrities…
  • May 13

    Probate Judges Can’t Always Be Superhero

    Probate Judges Can’t Always Be Superhero
    If you've been through the probate process, you may have wished for the probate judge to save the day. But, they can't always be superheroes. The post Probate Judges Can’t Always Be Superheros appeared first on Cramer Law Center.
Rank this Week: 3252

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Can the executor hire himself to do renovations on estate property?

    Can the executor hire himself to do renovations on estate property?
    Is it okay if the executor of the estate hires himself to do renovations on the estate property? A reader recently asked me about this. Read on to see his question and my comments. "I am the Executor of my Fathers estate. There are four…
  • Jun 15

    New survey shows 74% of Canadians don't have an up-to-date will

    New survey shows 74% of Canadians don't have an up-to-date will
    Recently I was contacted by the folks over at www.legalwills.ca to let me know about the results of a survey they had conducted. Their results are, in fact, really interesting. They report that 74% of Canadians don't have up-to-date wills.…
  • Jun 10

    Beautiful objects from Joan Rivers' estate being auctioned

    Beautiful objects from Joan Rivers' estate being auctioned
    Would you like to see some of the beautiful objects collected by people richer than you or I will ever be? In this instance, some of the lovely trinkets and jewelry that were collected by the late comedienne, Joan Rivers, who died in 2014 are…
Rank this Week: 4875

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Jun 16

    Virtual Law Offices -- A Primer

    Virtual Law Offices -- A Primer
    *The following article appeared in the June 2016 newsletter of the ISBA Standing Committee on Legal Technology. Virtual Law Offices (VLOs) have become more common in today’s evolving legal industry than ever before. As technology…
  • Jan 18

    Give Your Estate Plan a New Year Check Up

    Give Your Estate Plan a New Year Check Up
    Welcome to 2016! If you’re like me, you’ve spent the first few weeks of the New Year trying to get organized and set some goals for the year to come.  Whether it’s a new workout regimen, quitting smoking, spending more…
  • Jan 8

    Benefits of Incorporating a Revocable Living Trust into Your Estate Plan

    Benefits of Incorporating a Revocable Living Trust into Your Estate Plan
    A revocable trust is one that is created during the life of the grantor, and its primary uses are to manage property during the grantor’s life and reduce the cost and time associated with probate upon the grantor’s death while…
Rank this Week: 3502

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Jun 16

    Significant Changes to Ohio’s LLC Statute Become Effective on July 6, 2016

    Significant Changes to Ohio’s LLC Statute Become Effective on July 6, 2016
    Ohio Senate Bill 181– which becomes effective on July 6, 2016 — will make some important asset protection improvements to Ohio’s limited liability company statute. Ohio’s LLC law is already an excellent one from an…
  • May 17

    Physicians Face Heavy Burdens From Malpractice Suit

    Physicians Face Heavy Burdens From Malpractice Suit
    A recent article by Laura Landro in the May 10, 2016 Wall Street Journal had some interesting observations about the burdens many physicians face from malpractice suits. According to a 2013 study in the Journal of Health Affairs, the average…
  • Apr 8

    Successful Asset Protection Comes from Protecting Assets — Not Hiding Them

    Successful Asset Protection Comes from Protecting Assets — Not Hiding Them
    A front page article that appeared on the Wednesday, April 6, 2016 New York Times provides yet another example of the dangers of hiding assets. Successful asset protection makes use of laws that allow you to protect your assets…
Rank this Week: 3823

Wealth Wars: Arkansas Estate,…

Wealth Wars: Arkansas Estate, Trust & Probate Litigation Blog

Covers estate and trust conflicts, inheritance battles, and will contests.By Matt House.

http://arkansaswealthwars.com
  • Jun 16

    Presentation At The 2016 Arkansas Bar Association Annual Meeting

    Presentation At The 2016 Arkansas Bar Association Annual Meeting
              Today one of my law partners, Pat James, and I will be privileged to make a presentation at the Arkansas Bar Association Annual Meeting in Hot Springs, Arkansas, where over 1,200 lawyers and…
  • Feb 7

    Brief Thoughts On Claims Of Undue Influence

    Brief Thoughts On Claims Of Undue Influence
    As stated in my previous post regarding the capacity of a testator to execute a will or trust, the two concepts are closely related.  For example, incapacity relates to invalidation of a will, trust, deed, etc. because of the…
  • Feb 7

    Brief Thoughts On Claims Of Undue Influence

    Brief Thoughts On Claims Of Undue Influence
    As stated in my previous post regarding the capacity of a testator to execute a will or trust, the two concepts are closely related.  For example, incapacity relates to invalidation of a will, trust, deed, etc. because of the…
Rank this Week: 4770

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blog
  • Jun 14

    How to Remove a trustee in NC?

    How to Remove a trustee in NC?
    Tags: how to remove a trustee in NCThe link below is an article which touches on how to remove a trustee for failure to perform duties. http://willcaveat.com/removing-trustee-north-carolina/
  • Jun 14

    Northern Beltway Inverse Condemnation Victory

    Northern Beltway Inverse Condemnation Victory
    Tags: Northern Beltway Winston-SalemMap Act AttorneyKirby v. NCDOThttp://hendricklawfirm.com/kirby-v-ncdot-supreme-court-opinion/ The above link includes the North Carolina Supreme Court's 15 page opinion that ruled that the NCDOT took…
  • Apr 15

    Using a Charging Order against LLC Interest

    Using a Charging Order against LLC Interest
    Tags: Charging Order LLC NCA short discussion about using Charging Orders after the creditor has a judgment against the debtor. In NC the court can issue a charging order so that any disbursements from the LLC for the debtor have to be…
Rank this Week: 3181

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt…

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt Blog

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

http://www.alexislevitt.com/blog/
  • Jun 13

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

    The Globe Made It Sound Like All of Our Seniors are Living Like the 1% and That Ticked Me Off
    The Boston Globe Magazine wrote in its 1/31/16 issue of a Massachusetts building boom of senior care communities targeted essentially at the “1%.” You can see that article here. I was ticked off at the tone of the article, to say…
  • Apr 14

    Alzheimer’s 10th Annual Educational Conference and Caregiver Day

    Alzheimer’s 10th Annual Educational Conference and Caregiver Day
    I will be on the afternoon panel of this day-long conference.  This year’s annual conference features the film “Alive Inside,” which shows how music can reach into the depths of our souls even when are minds betray us,…
  • Jan 12

    National Grid Warns Customers to Guard Themselves & Sensitive Account Information

    National Grid Warns Customers to Guard Themselves & Sensitive Account Information
    Apparently scammers are getting better at their craft – received this from my local police department: During this holiday season National Grid and local police departments received an increasing number of calls from customers…
Rank this Week: 4721

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 12

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

    Is NJ finally going to repeal the Estate Tax and the Inheritance Tax?
    I tend not to get too excited about any legislation until it is actually signed, but there is a fair amount of rumbling from both Republicans and Democrats about repealing the NJ Estate Tax.  The NJ Transportation Trust fund is running…
  • May 23

    Trouble with Banks Accepting a Power of Attorney - Florida

    Trouble with Banks Accepting a Power of Attorney - Florida
    As I've written in my last two posts, more and more Banks have been routinely rejecting Power of Attorney forms drafted by attorneys in New Jersey.  Obviously this irks me enough to write about it in three consecutive posts.Apparently,…
  • May 19

    Banks Required to Accept a Power of Attorney Under NJ Statutory Law

    Banks Required to Accept a Power of Attorney Under NJ Statutory Law
    Yesterday I wrote a post about how banks are routinely refusing to accept powers of attorney.  I thought this statute may be helpful to people who may need to argue with the banks (at least in NJ anyway):N.J.S.A…
Rank this Week: 2443

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
  • Jun 9

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Ft. Thoma

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Ft. Thoma
    You were not at fault for the accident that killed or crippled someone. However, the shock and general concern are causing you to suffer from emotional and psychological pain as well as the physical injury pain. You are entitled to have all…
  • May 25

    Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    I took my coughing, aching, exhausted self to a nurse practitioner. She took one look at me and said, “Don’t need to do tests for this, you have bad allergies. Go get these OTC allergy meds.” Soon I was spiking a fever and…
  • May 18

    Grandparents Rights Attorneys in Ft. Thoma

    Grandparents Rights Attorneys in Ft. Thoma
    Everyday people drive past public buildings and never consider that someone designed those landscapes, someone planted the trees and bushes, and someone takes care of them. Listening to Katie Mills of Merkle Lawn Care, I learned that Merkle…
Rank this Week: 2567

North Carolina Trusts and Estates…

North Carolina Trusts and Estates Litigation

Covers will, trust, and estate disputes in North Carolina. By Evan Lohr.

https://ncestatelitigation.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 9

    The Powers and Duties of a Guardian of an Incompetent Adult in North Carolina

    The Powers and Duties of a Guardian of an Incompetent Adult in North Carolina
    The Responsibilities of a Legal Guardian in North Carolina Continue reading →
  • Jun 7

    Applying for Probate in North Carolina

    Applying for Probate in North Carolina
    Any executor named in a will may, at any time after the death of the testator, apply to the clerk of the superior court to have the will admitted to probate. If no named executor applies to have the will proved … Continue reading…
  • Jun 7

    Applying for Probate in North Carolina

    Applying for Probate in North Carolina
    Any executor named in a will may, at any time after the death of the testator, apply to the clerk of the superior court to have the will admitted to probate. If no named executor applies to have the will proved … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 2213

North Carolina Trusts and Estates…

North Carolina Trusts and Estates Litigation

A discussion of trusts and estates litigation in North Carolina. By Evan Lohr.

https://ncestatelitigation.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 9

    The Powers and Duties of a Guardian of an Incompetent Adult in North Carolina

    The Powers and Duties of a Guardian of an Incompetent Adult in North Carolina
    The Responsibilities of a Legal Guardian in North Carolina Continue reading →
  • Jun 7

    Applying for Probate in North Carolina

    Applying for Probate in North Carolina
    Any executor named in a will may, at any time after the death of the testator, apply to the clerk of the superior court to have the will admitted to probate. If no named executor applies to have the will proved … Continue reading…
  • Jun 7

    Applying for Probate in North Carolina

    Applying for Probate in North Carolina
    Any executor named in a will may, at any time after the death of the testator, apply to the clerk of the superior court to have the will admitted to probate. If no named executor applies to have the will proved … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 2211

Philadelphia Estate and Tax…

Philadelphia Estate and Tax Attorney Blog

Focuses on income, estate and gift tax matters, estate planning and probate administration. By Steven J. Fromm.

http://frommtaxes.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 2

    Did You Get a Letter in the Mail from the IRS? Here is What You Need to Do

    Did You Get a Letter in the Mail from the IRS? Here is What You Need to Do
    Each year, the IRS mails millions of notices and letters to taxpayers for a variety of reasons. This can be extremely upsetting when receiving this form of communication, whether it is from the IRS or any other taxing authority.  The…
  • Dec 18

    2016 Standard Mileage Rates for Business, Medical and Moving

    2016 Standard Mileage Rates for Business, Medical and Moving
    The Internal Revenue Service on December 18, 2015 issued the 2016 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1,…
  • Dec 1

    Tax Positions of Presidential Candidate

    Tax Positions of Presidential Candidate
    Here is a neat info-graphic on the tax positions of the Presidential Candidates. Special thanks to MBACentral.org Filed under: Business Planning, Estate and Gift Tax Planning, Estate Planning, income tax planning, Income Taxes, Taxes Tagged:…
Rank this Week: 3575

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/
  • Jun 2

    Manipulating emotions often cause elderly people to buy into fraudulent scheme

    Manipulating emotions often cause elderly people to buy into fraudulent scheme
    By Nathan Vinson Between our phones and our e-mail, everyone in America (and likely around the world) is hit with scams every day. We’re promised millions by the wife of a dead African dictator, or told that the caller is from the IRS…
  • May 5

    Even Prince needed a will

    Even Prince needed a will
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP Prince performing in concert in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo by Bob Young. News reports since Prince’s death have indicated he died intestate – which means without a…
  • May 3

    Win big at the track? Congratulations! Now pay your gambling taxe

    Win big at the track? Congratulations! Now pay your gambling taxe
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP We’ve written previously about gambling taxes, highlighting this issue mainly because of the affection Kentucky has for horse racing. And as you well know, we’re in…
Rank this Week: 2006

Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer…

Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer Blog

Covers asseet protection planning and issues. By Weisman, Young & Ruemenapp.

http://www.michiganassetprotectionlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 1

    New Twist on Charging Order

    New Twist on Charging Order
    It is not surprising that in the world of asset protection planning we have written extensively about charging orders. This is the collection remedy employed by creditors against debtors owning a membership interest in a limited liability…
  • May 17

    IRS Successfully Liens Beneficiary’s Interest in Support Trust

    IRS Successfully Liens Beneficiary’s Interest in Support Trust
    There is the understandable perception that by establishing a trust for your beneficiary which contains substantial restrictions on distributions and gives a trustee discretion to determine the timing and amount of distributions that…
  • Feb 19

    Availability of Injunction Remedy Against Recalcitrant Debtor

    Availability of Injunction Remedy Against Recalcitrant Debtor
    Asset protection attorneys who are involved in defending against post judgment discovery and related collection activity have long been aware that debtors are required to submit to creditor examinations and provide information. Nonetheless,…
Rank this Week: 4136

Iowa Estate Plan

Iowa Estate Plan

Covers information and news on estate planning and probate. By Matthew Gardner.

http://www.iowaestateplan.com/
  • May 30

    Second Marriages and Estate Planning

    Second Marriages and Estate Planning
    Not every marriage works out.  Duh.  Sometimes, after one ends, another marriage begins and several challenges begin.  You have the challenges of "mixing" families together, learning about snoring patterns, and discovering a…
  • Mar 20

    Gaining--Not Losing Power--With Immediate Power of Attorney Authority in Iowa

    Gaining--Not Losing Power--With Immediate Power of Attorney Authority in Iowa
    A financial advisor recently reached out to me regarding the impact of a Power of Attorney document concerning financial matters.  In particular, the question was whether the person signing the document (the "principal") loses any power…
  • Nov 29

    Estates in Iowa: Do I Really Need to Go Through Probate?

    Estates in Iowa: Do I Really Need to Go Through Probate?
    A common issue that pops up with family members after someone dies is "do we need to go through probate?"   To answer that question, there are series of follow-up questions to be answered first.  To start the process, you should…
Rank this Week: 2410

Nevada Trust Reporter

Nevada Trust Reporter

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

http://blog.trustprovident.com/
  • May 30

    5498 Form Filing

    5498 Form Filing
    Provident will be electronically filing the 5498 form with the IRS on June 1st.
  • Apr 13

    Contribution Deadline, April 15th

    Contribution Deadline, April 15th
    April 15th is the IRS deadline for making contributions to your IRA for the prior yea
  • Mar 30

    First RMD

    First RMD
    April first is the IRS Deadline for those who turned 70½ in the prior year to take their first RMD. #notanaprilfoolsjoke
Rank this Week: 2850

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/
  • May 27

    Beware: Your Estate May Contain an Unnecessary Bypass Trust

    Beware: Your Estate May Contain an Unnecessary Bypass Trust
    A once-popular estate planning tool may now cost families more in taxes than it saves. Changes in the estate tax have made the "bypass trust" a less appealing option for many families. The post Beware: Your Estate May Contain an Unnecessary…
  • May 24

    Medicaid's Benefits for Assisted Living Facility Resident

    Medicaid's Benefits for Assisted Living Facility Resident
    Almost all state Medicaid programs will cover some assisted living costs, although there may be a waiting list. The post Medicaid's Benefits for Assisted Living Facility Residents appeared first on Boydstun.
  • May 19

    Four Social Security Myths Debunked

    Four Social Security Myths Debunked
    There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding the Social Security system. Here are four common myths and the truth about how Social Security works and its future prospects. The post Four Social Security Myths Debunked appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 2583

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/
  • May 27

    Taking the fight to the Oklahoma State Supreme Court – and winning

    Taking the fight to the Oklahoma State Supreme Court – and winning
    Nine years ago, a high school driver was struck by a speeding ambulance at a dangerous intersection outside of Norman. The crash changed her life, and the attorneys at Laird Hammons Laird have fought for justice for their client ever since.…
  • May 4

    Contract Workers in Oklahoma: Pursuing Compensation for Your Work-Related Injury

    Contract Workers in Oklahoma: Pursuing Compensation for Your Work-Related Injury
    Steven Broom was laying pipe while working on a high school stadium when a trench collapsed, burying him up to his neck in dirt. By the time he was rescued, Broom was severely hurt with rib fractures, collapsed lungs and other injuries. When…
  • May 4

    What is Pain and Suffering?

    What is Pain and Suffering?
    Pain and suffering is a legal term that includes injuries you may have experienced as the result of an accident. The term is used to address physical pain, but it also includes mental injuries, like grief, worry, insomnia, fear and loss of…
Rank this Week: 2042

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
  • May 26

    Before You Travel This Summer, Don’t Forget These 5 Estate Planning Must Do

    Before You Travel This Summer, Don’t Forget These 5 Estate Planning Must Do
    It’s travel season! Whether you’re planning to dip your toes in the sand and surf, or ride the newest attractions at your favorite amusement park, you’re ready to hit the road (or the skies) and get out of town! Before you…
  • Apr 26

    Candidates' Proposed Estate Tax Plan

    Candidates' Proposed Estate Tax Plan
    Robert Woods, writing for Forbes: Under current law, estates worth $5.45 million or less are exempt from federal estate tax. Beyond that, you pay. Call it an estate tax, a death tax, or a tax on accumulated wealth. Whatever you call it, it…
  • Apr 14

    Bernie Sander's Estate Tax Plan

    Bernie Sander's Estate Tax Plan
    Ashlea Ebeling, reporting for Forbes: The Sanders bill, a rewrite of a bill he introduced in 2010—the year the estate tax lapsed under the Bush tax cuts — would exempt the first $3.5 million on an individual’s estate from…
Rank this Week: 4497

New York Probate Blog

New York Probate Blog

Covers New York probate and estate laws, estate planning and taxation. By Rudolf J. Karvay.

http://www.nycprobate.com/probate-blog/
  • May 23

    Common and Costly Estate Planning Error

    Common and Costly Estate Planning Error
    It is not uncommon for even the very wealthy or public figures to miss the boat when it comes to proper estate planning. While you might think that you are too young, too poor, or too healthy to have to think about estate planning, it is…
  • Oct 23

    Inheritance Rights of Posthumously Conceived Children

    Inheritance Rights of Posthumously Conceived Children
    Thanks to the advancement of technology, couples who are suffering through infertility now have a chance to get pregnant. The most widely known treatment is in vitro fertilization. Through this method, there is a chance for children to be…
  • Oct 23

    Disinheriting Your Spouse

    Disinheriting Your Spouse
    While it is more common to hear of people disinheriting their adult children, disinheriting a spouse is rare. That is because in the State of New York, you cannot disinherit your spouse. You cannot leave the surviving spouse with nothing nor…
Rank this Week: 2219

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • May 17

    Time to take RMDs. Time to understand taxes.

    Time to take RMDs. Time to understand taxes.
    An IRA can be a beautiful thing.  You can contribute money to a retirement account and it grows tax deferred until you withdraw it.  Many folks leave their IRAs in place, still growing through retirement until they have to start…
  • May 10

    Suitability vs. Fiduciary

    Suitability vs. Fiduciary
    As an attorney, I’m often interacting with other professionals in my clients’ lives. In reflecting on these interactions, I sometimes wonder if my clients’ financial professional is doing what is in their best interest. In…
  • May 3

    Will Medicare pay for my long-term care?

    Will Medicare pay for my long-term care?
    Many Americans don’t consider the cost of future long-term care. Those that do, often grossly underestimate the actual costs. Long-term care consists mainly of custodial care or assistance with daily activities such as eating, bathing,…
Rank this Week: 2242

Massachusetts Estate Planning,…

Massachusetts Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law

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

http://elderlaw.info/
Rank this Week: 4868

Sykes Elder Blawg

Sykes Elder Blawg

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

http://www.elderlawofpgh.com/blog/
  • May 11

    Will the bank honor your power of attorney?

    Will the bank honor your power of attorney?
    A recent article in the New York Times reported on the resistance of banks (and other financial institutions) to honor requests by someone holding power of attorney for an incapacitated person. In one case, the son of a woman with…
  • May 6

    Who can contest a will?

    Who can contest a will?
    Who can file a will contest under Pennsylvania law? Quick answer: only someone who would benefit financially from having the will declared invalid. Suppose John Doe signs his first and only Last Will and Testament on his death bed. It was…
  • Apr 26

    Pennsylvania authorizes ABLE Act accounts for the disabled

    Pennsylvania authorizes ABLE Act accounts for the disabled
    Many disabled individuals in the U.S. receive public benefits from programs that place restrictions on the dollar amount (typically $2,000) of assets a recipient can own. Medicaid and SSI are two examples. Federal and state law allow the…
Rank this Week: 2867

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
  • May 10

    What Happens When Joint Owners of a Bank Account Die Simultaneously in Tennessee?

    What Happens When Joint Owners of a Bank Account Die Simultaneously in Tennessee?
    Sometimes, two individuals who own a bank account as joint tenants with right of survivorship or tenants by the entirety, die at the same time.  In this situation, the question is, what happens to the money in those…
  • Mar 20

    Creditor Claim Priority Under Tennessee Estate Law – Who Gets Paid First?

    Creditor Claim Priority Under Tennessee Estate Law – Who Gets Paid First?
    One question that is often asked is how creditor claims are handled if there is insufficient money in the estate to pay all of the claims.  T.C.A. § 30-2-317 provides a list showing the priority for any creditor claim against the…
  • Jan 22

    New 2016 IRS Contribution Limits for 401k, 403(b) and IRA Retirement Account

    New 2016 IRS Contribution Limits for 401k, 403(b) and IRA Retirement Account
    The IRS recently announced the new cost of living adjustments to the annual limits on retirement contributions.  These limits impact the amount of money you can contribute to specific retirement plans.  This can have an effect on…
Rank this Week: 2688

Michigan Estate Planning Lawyer…

Michigan Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Tips When Registering Your trademark With an Attorney

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

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

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

    Looking At Bankruptcy Law In California

    Looking At Bankruptcy Law In California
    Setbacks are common in life. If your financial situation has spiraled out of control it’s wise that you apply for insolvency. Paths of Alleviation Personal bankruptcy laws supply you with two paths for relief: chapter 7 as well as…
Rank this Week: 4238

Palm Springs Estate Planning…

Palm Springs Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.palmspringsestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • May 6

    Barbara G. Knox Joins Burt & Associate

    Barbara G. Knox Joins Burt & Associate
    We are pleased to announce that long-time Probate Attorney Barbara G. Knox is joining the firm as Of Counsel. She will be working in our Palm Springs office assisting clients with Estate Planning, Probate, Conservatorship and Guardianship…
  • Apr 30

    Palm Springs Probate Attorney Discusses Prince’s Death

    Palm Springs Probate Attorney Discusses Prince’s Death
    Estate taxes issues present headaches for the simplest estates. These potential issues are compounded when the decedent is a celebrity. In the wake of Prince’s untimely death, his estate attorneys will be tasked with the momentous task…
  • Apr 7

    Palm Desert Trust Attorney Highlights the Importance of Financial Dialogues Between Parents and Children

    Palm Desert Trust Attorney Highlights the Importance of Financial Dialogues Between Parents and Children
    It is common that a married couple in their late sixties creates an estate plan which names their child or children as Trustees and/or Agents. This is a great first step in setting up a plan that can help when the parents are no longer able…
Rank this Week: 3217

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/
  • May 4

    Prince’s Sister Claims He Had No Will

    Prince’s Sister Claims He Had No Will
    Prince's failure to execute a simple Will means he lost control of his estate. In California, the requirements for a valid holographic Will make it easy for anyone to write one.
  • Mar 26

    California’s End of Life Option Act Will Be Effective June 9, 2016

    California’s End of Life Option Act Will Be Effective June 9, 2016
    On October 5, 2015, Governor Brown signed the End of Life Option Act into law. The law requires that two doctors determine that a patient has six months or less to live before the lethal drugs can be prescribed. Patients also must be mentally…
  • Feb 22

    Keeping Families Out of Court: Trust and Estates Mediation

    Keeping Families Out of Court: Trust and Estates Mediation
    As an estate planner, I get calls often from disgruntled beneficiaries, concerned parents, frustrated Trustees, or distrustful siblings.  Death and money don’t always bring out the best in families. But despite countless books,…
Rank this Week: 3619

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • May 2

    Prince and Estate Planning -- What We Can Learn

    Prince and Estate Planning -- What We Can Learn
    Prince and Estate Planning -- What We Can Learn Prince passed away without any estate planning done. No trust or will. $300 million dollar estate. We wanted to share this article with you from Forbes.com because whether you have $300...
  • Apr 15

    Ways You Can Lose Your Estate

    Ways You Can Lose Your Estate
    You already know how you want your assets distributed and you have even discussed it with your heirs, but discussing it doesn't make it legal. If you don't create an estate plan, your heirs are free to do what they...
  • Mar 25

    Common Questions Regarding Living Trust

    Common Questions Regarding Living Trust
    If you're considering a living trust or revocable living trust, review these common questions and answers to help you better understand how they work and whether or not it's right for you: Can I be my own trustee? You can....
Rank this Week: 2597

Musings of a Massachusetts Estate…

Musings of a Massachusetts Estate Lawyer

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

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

    The Dusty Binder: When Good Estate Plans Go Bad

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

    Four Reasons to Own Life Insurance

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

    How Wealthy People Avoid Estate Taxe

    How Wealthy People Avoid Estate Taxe
    The Basics The estate and gift tax is a tax on the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next. The tax is levied when a transfer occurs, which by lifetime gift, or upon death. The estate and gift tax rates start low. The Massachusetts…
Rank this Week: 2923

Law Matters Blog

Law Matters Blog

Covers Vermont family law and estate planning. By the Law Offices of Bucknam Black Brazil PC.

http://vtlegalhelp.com/our-blog/
  • Apr 27

    What’s In a Name?

    What’s In a Name?
    Note: Attorney Davis original wrote this post in her capacities as a contributor to SCOV Law. In this case, Defendant Albert Bingham appeals from the trial court’s declaratory judgment. Before the SCOV even rules on it, Bingham files a…
  • Feb 16

    Taxation Vexation

    Taxation Vexation
    Attorney Davis originally wrote this post as a Contributor for SCOVLaw How do you tax a parcel of land that lies in more than one town? I like to think I might be able to come up with a way that involves less litigation and more common sense,…
  • Feb 9

    Bail Revisited… Again

    Bail Revisited… Again
    Note: Attorney Davis originally wrote this post as a contributor for SCOV Law. Here we are in the depths of bail troubles again. We’ve probably had more segments on bail than there are Harry Potter movies. We’ll call this one:…
Rank this Week: 2853

Los Angeles Estate, Probate And…

Los Angeles Estate, Probate And Tax Law Blog

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

http://losangelesestateprobatelawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4328

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary…

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary Law Blog

Covers Elder Law, long-term care, "End-of-Life" and health care surrogate decision-making, estate & personal planning, fiduciary administrations, elders' dispute resolution, and Orphans' Court litigation. By Neil E. Hendershot.

http://paelderestatefiduciary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    PA Model Local Rule for Mediation

    PA Model Local Rule for Mediation
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE …
  • Apr 16

    Expanding Access to Mediation in PA

    Expanding Access to Mediation in PA
    <!--[if !mso]> v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} <![endif]-->Following is a document for use in a presentation to the…
  • Nov 23

    PA Bar Assn approves Orphans' Court Mediation Project

    PA Bar Assn approves Orphans' Court Mediation Project
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]-->On Friday, November 21, 2014, the Pennsylvania Bar Association formally approved, by unanimous vote, a Report and Recommendation presented by its Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee…
Rank this Week: 2439

KYEstates.com

KYEstates.com

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

http://kyestates.com
  • Apr 10

    “Emerging Adulthood” and Life Cycle Planning

    “Emerging Adulthood” and Life Cycle Planning
    It was exciting and gratifying last weekend when the New York Times published a really excellent article by Jeffrey J. Selingo in its “Education Life” section that wove together several themes we’ve written on…
  • Apr 3

    Fun, Not Friction: LLC Planning for Family Vacation or Farm Property

    Fun, Not Friction: LLC Planning for Family Vacation or Farm Property
    Many of my clients own second homes at the beach, or the lake.  Less frequently, clients own large properties (often farms) that have deep family and historic significance.  In either instance, clients often want to keep these…
  • Mar 25

    Ruml PLC is Proud to Sponsor Derby Divas 2016

    Ruml PLC is Proud to Sponsor Derby Divas 2016
    Support, engagement, and partnership from clients and friends of Ruml PLC has been nothing short of extraordinary during the firm’s first 6 months – thank you! We’re very pleased to be in a position to give back by…
Rank this Week: 4970

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Apr 5

    How Can I Terminate Parental Rights?

    How Can I Terminate Parental Rights?
    I have discussed it before, but it’s worth repeating: Family Law has a strange mythology. One of those myths is the myth of terminating your parental rights (or “signing your rights away”). I don’t know where it comes…
  • Mar 15

    Do I Have to Take the Standard Field Sobriety Tests?

    Do I Have to Take the Standard Field Sobriety Tests?
    One of the most common questions I get is whether one should take the Standard Field Sobriety Tests given by police officers. The answer is no. We can all agree, I think, that drunk driving is bad. Buzzed driving is bad. What we don’t…
  • Mar 9

    SCOTUS: Have Same-Sex Adoption, Can Travel

    SCOTUS: Have Same-Sex Adoption, Can Travel
    As I have discussed before, same-sex relationships, particularly same-sex marriage and same-sex adoption, pose many, many questions to a family lawyer, for which there (usually) is no answer. I tend to overstate things as a rule, but I…
Rank this Week: 1953

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Covers bankruptcy and estate planning.

http://wplawpractice.com/blog/
  • Apr 5

    April 1, 2016 Median Income Levels for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filer

    April 1, 2016 Median Income Levels for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filer
    The Means Test looks at your Median Income to determine for which Chapter of Bankruptcy you qualify: Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 As of April 1, 2016 the Median Income Levels changed once again. Median income levels in Kansas and Missouri are up…
  • Jan 27

    Your 2015 Tax Refund Can Eliminate your Debt

    Your 2015 Tax Refund Can Eliminate your Debt
    A New Year is a time to look at the next 12 months with hope and possibility, let our bankruptcy attorneys assist you and have a Happy New Year in 2016.  Every day we see debtors and their households struggling with debt.  The debt…
  • Dec 14

    Attorney Malissa L. Walden Selected for List of Top Rated Lawyers in KS.

    Attorney Malissa L. Walden Selected for List of Top Rated Lawyers in KS.
    A Kansas City based bankruptcy lawyer, Malissa L. Walden, has been named a top attorney in Kansas.   Lenexa, KS December 14, 2015 – The 2015 list of top rated attorneys in KS as published in the November, 2015 issue of KC Magazine…
Rank this Week: 3044

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch…

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplan.com/blog
  • Apr 5

    A Brief Introduction to Premarital Agreement

    A Brief Introduction to Premarital Agreement
    Premarital (aka prenuptial) agreements are sometimes a touchy subject (and often fodder for celebrity gossip). OK, maybe more than sometimes. I think that’s because they are often viewed as nothing more than pre-planning for divorce.…
  • Mar 16

    Trust Funding: Top 5 Overlooked Asset

    Trust Funding: Top 5 Overlooked Asset
    The cornerstone of the vast majority of estate plans that I create for our clients is the revocable living trust. They help clients achieve a wide array of estate planning goals by providing a comprehensive set of instructions for managing,…
  • Feb 10

    New IRS Form 8971: Basis Reporting for Taxable Estate

    New IRS Form 8971: Basis Reporting for Taxable Estate
    When an individual dies leaving a gross estate (plus past taxable gifts) that exceeds the federal exclusion amount in the year of death ($5.45 million in 2016), a Form 706 Federal Estate Tax Return must be filed. This has long been the law.…
Rank this Week: 2558