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Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • May 21

    Lower your Estate Taxes with Gift

    Lower your Estate Taxes with Gift
    One simple way you can reduce estate taxes is to give some of your assets to your children (or anyone else) during your life. There is no limit on how much you may give during your lifetime, but if you give any…
  • May 14

    Assisted Living and Medicaid

    Assisted Living and Medicaid
    In Illinois, assisted living facility residents covered by Medicaid are not at risk of being evicted if they leave the facility for a temporary hospitalization. The Illinois Medicaid program pays for services not just in nursing homes but in…
  • May 7

    Estate Tax Turns 100

    Estate Tax Turns 100
    The Estate Tax was put in place in 1916 to raise revenue to finance World War I. In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Laura Saunders explains how this tax started as a levy with a top rate of 10% and an exemption of $50,000 (about…
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Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

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

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
  • May 20

    Is Your HOA or Condo Community Manager Covered by the Attorney-Client Privilege?

    Is Your HOA or Condo Community Manager Covered by the Attorney-Client Privilege?
    For attorneys who practice community association law, there has been ongoing discussion at national HOA/condo legal events about whether a community manager is covered by the attorney-client privilege. In general the attorney-client privilege…
  • Mar 28

    Need Help for Bank “Zombie Foreclosures” in Homeowner & Condominium Associations?

    Need Help for Bank “Zombie Foreclosures” in Homeowner & Condominium Associations?
    A huge problem for HOA and condo associations over the past 5 years has been “zombie foreclosures.” That’s where a bank starts the foreclosure process on a property and the owner moves out, but then the bank doesn’t…
  • Mar 15

    NC-CAI Chapter Update

    NC-CAI Chapter Update
    As 2016 President of the NC Chapter of the Community Associations Institute, I provide an update in each issue of “Serving NC,” the state CAI Chapter newsletter. Look for the new issue, which should arrive this…
Rank this Week: 2012

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/
  • 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…
  • May 13

    Expanded Overtime Coverage is Almost Here

    Expanded Overtime Coverage is Almost Here
    We have blogged several times in recent months on the expected changes the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) plans to implement concerning overtime coverage.  Based on early reports, the proposed rules and regulations…
Rank this Week: 1846

Florida Elder Law and Estate…

Florida Elder Law and Estate Planning

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

http://karplaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 18

    How will you pay for long-term care?

    How will you pay for long-term care?
    Genworth just released its latest analysis of long-term care costs. Nationally, the current median cost for a semi-private room in a nursing home is $82,125 per year; for a private room, $92,378. That's an increase of 2.27% from last year.…
  • May 13

    WASP veterans win another war

    WASP veterans win another war
    The Women Airforce Service Pilots helped the United States win World War II. More than half a century later, they have won another battle. As I told you in February, the WASPs flew many non-combat missions, freeing up male pilots for…
  • May 11

    Sumner Redstone's competency trial dismissed, but the saga continue

    Sumner Redstone's competency trial dismissed, but the saga continue
    Who do your sympathies rest with in the legal brouhaha swirling around ailing media tycoon Sumner Redstone? Are you inclined to believe that the frail 92-year-old billionaire's ex-girlfriend, Manuela Herzer, is just a good soul looking out…
Rank this Week: 4498

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • May 5

    Transferring Property into a Trust

    Transferring Property into a Trust
    When a person transfers real property, it is typically required that the person's appropriate title be listed on the deed. For example, if John Smith owned 123 Green Street as trustee of their trust, the deed would show that designation.…
  • May 5

    Transferring a Home into a Trust

    Transferring a Home into a Trust
    When a person desires to transfer property, it is typically required that the person's appropriate title be listed on the deed. For example, if John Smith owned 123 Green Street as trustee of their trust, the deed would show that designation.…
Rank this Week: 3313

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeestatelawblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 27

    Did Prince Have a Will? If Not, His Siblings Face Costly, Contentious, Avoidable Battle

    Did Prince Have a Will? If Not, His Siblings Face Costly, Contentious, Avoidable Battle
    Recent reports indicate that musical mega-star Prince may have passed away without a will or other estate planning in place. If that is true – a very big IF – his inaction will likely cost his estate millions of dollars in federal…
  • Apr 15

    Can I Force My Siblings to Sell Tennessee Property We Own Together?

    Can I Force My Siblings to Sell Tennessee Property We Own Together?
    What happens if you and your siblings inherit property from your parents, and you don’t agree on what to do with it? (what, siblings disagree?) Can you force the sale of the property? In Tennessee, in many instances, the answer is yes,…
Rank this Week: 2627

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

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

    Court Payment Plans – Driving While Poor

    Court Payment Plans – Driving While Poor
    The Virginia Supreme Court is expected to issue new rules about defendants getting onto payment plans for past due fines and costs, according to this article. Currently it can be a daunting and sometimes impossible task for lower income…
  • May 17

    [VIDEO] How a VA Ticket can Effect Your PA, NJ or MD Driver’s License

    [VIDEO] How a VA Ticket can Effect Your PA, NJ or MD Driver’s License
    If you are a Maryland, New Jersey or Pennsylvania driver, find out if a Virginia charge can put points on your driving record. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2016. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Feed enhanced…
  • Apr 25

    [Video] 2 Kinds of Reckless Driving Charges You Can Get in the Rain

    [Video] 2 Kinds of Reckless Driving Charges You Can Get in the Rain
    Find out what they are and which one you could even avoid simply by not giving the police any details. Contact me today for your VA reckless driving case. Video Transcription If you got a reckless driving ticket in the rain, you’ve come…
Rank this Week: 1437

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

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

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
  • May 17

    Invitation for the YouthACT Transition Truths National Online Dialogue

    Invitation for the YouthACT Transition Truths National Online Dialogue
    Press Release: Are you a young person with a disability or an ally of the disability community? There is an important conversation going on about what youth and young adults with disabilities need to become successful adults, and we’re…
  • Apr 25

    In Virginia do I automatically receive Medicare if I get Social Security Disability Benefits?

    In Virginia do I automatically receive Medicare if I get Social Security Disability Benefits?
    I am asked this question frequently: Do I automatically receive Medicare benefits if I’m approved for Social Security Disability benefits? Answer:  Yes, you receive Medicare after you receive Social Security Disability Benefits for…
  • Apr 14

    Good News For Those in Virginia With Disabilities and Student Loan

    Good News For Those in Virginia With Disabilities and Student Loan
    As part of my practice I assist those with disabilities get their student loan debt forgiven.  It has now gotten much easier. On Tuesday, 4/12/16, the Department of Education announced a new program that will identify hundreds of…
Rank this Week: 4413

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: 2224

Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer…

Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michiganassetprotectionlawyerblog.com/
  • 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,…
  • Jan 19

    Irrevocable Spendthrift Trusts — Outside the Reach of a Beneficiary’s Creditors — Not True in the Case of a Divorce

    Irrevocable Spendthrift Trusts — Outside the Reach of a Beneficiary’s Creditors — Not True in the Case of a Divorce
    Asset protection lawyers are almost universally in agreement that assets in an irrevocable spendthrift trust established by a third party (often a parent) for the benefit of a beneficiary (typically a child) are not available to satisfy the…
Rank this Week: 4128

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • 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…
  • Mar 29

    Business Succession Planning Is Critical For Company Founder

    Business Succession Planning Is Critical For Company Founder
    An article in the New York Times on March 24, 2016, emphasizes the critical need for succession planning in closely held companies. While business succession planning is important at various levels, the fall–out for companies that lose…
Rank this Week: 3816

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud…

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud Blog

Covers celebrity and true case stories on probate litigation. By Andrew Mayoras.

http://www.probatelawyerblog.com/
  • May 16

    Prince, Tupac, And Snoop Dogg: 5 Top Musical Planning Mistake

    Prince, Tupac, And Snoop Dogg: 5 Top Musical Planning Mistake
    Prince died without a will. So did Tupac Shakur, Bob Marley, and many other legendary musicians. Snoop Dogg doesn't even want a will. The question is: Why? It seems like such a basic concept; everyone needs a will. Otherwise the laws of the…
  • May 3

    The Prince Estate: Trouble Brewing And Still No Will After 1st Court Hearing

    The Prince Estate: Trouble Brewing And Still No Will After 1st Court Hearing
    Despite the probate process having just begun for Prince's Estate, one thing is clear -- it will be a long and rocky road for everyone involved. While no one can dispute the artistic and creative greatness of the artist whose real name was…
  • Jan 19

    The David Bowie Estate Shows His Genius Extended Beyond Music

    The David Bowie Estate Shows His Genius Extended Beyond Music
    Only a very few pop artists enjoyed lasting careers as diverse, colorful, and successful as David Bowie. He remained fascinating and on the cutting-edge, up until the very end, in ways that extended far beyond making music. Bowie, whose real…
Rank this Week: 4239

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: 4910

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.florida-probate-lawyer.com/probate
  • May 14

    Convicted Felons Cannot Serve as Personal Representative

    Convicted Felons Cannot Serve as Personal Representative
    In Florida, a person is not qualified to act as personal representative of a decedent’s estate if the person has been convicted of a felony.  See, Fla.Stat. 733.303.  In a recent opinion, the Fourth District Court of…
  • May 13

    Decidedly Inconvenient: Joint Accounts and POD Account

    Decidedly Inconvenient: Joint Accounts and POD Account
    “But Mom only added my brother so he could pay estate expenses and then the money was supposed to be divided equally amongst all of the children like the Last Will & Testament says!” Almost every day, a prospective…
  • May 4

    Attorney’s Fees in Will Contest

    Attorney’s Fees in Will Contest
    William Anderson v. Laura McDonough, Personal Representative of the Estate of Helen E. Anderson (41 Fla.L.Weekly D884b), April 15, 2016 In a recent opinion, the Second District Court of Appeals held that the personal representative of an…
Rank this Week: 4079

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • 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.
  • Apr 24

    Florida’s Avalanche of Probate Case

    Florida’s Avalanche of Probate Case
    The State of Florida recently released its annual statistical report on probate caseloads for the past year. The report goes a long way in explaining just why it’s so often a painfully slow process to resolve a probate case. It looked…
  • Apr 12

    Digital Assets Part III: Victory!

    Digital Assets Part III: Victory!
    In previous posts, we addressed digital assets and how difficult it might be for fiduciaries (personal representatives or trustees) of an estate to access the digital assets of a deceased loved one, specifically their Facebook…
Rank this Week: 3937

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/
  • May 11

    Successful Planning (An Elder Today Blog)

    Successful Planning (An Elder Today Blog)
    Elder law attorneys assist individuals and families in developing estate plans to avoid depleting their assets should they become ill and need long term care. For those individuals who are already in a nursing home, elder law attorneys help…
  • May 4

    A “Goodbye” Message from Our Director of Geriatric Care Management

    A “Goodbye” Message from Our Director of Geriatric Care Management
    On May 12th I, Lois Tager, will be retiring from this wonderful Law Firm. I wanted to take this opportunity to say “Goodbye” to all our exceptional clients. Together with Roy and his superb staff, building our Geriatric Division…
  • Apr 27

    Three Benefits of a Living Trust

    Three Benefits of a Living Trust
    You may have heard about the numerous benefits of living trusts. In this blog post, we will address three of those benefits. The post Three Benefits of a Living Trust appeared first on Law Office of Roy W. Litherland.
Rank this Week: 2796

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: 2853

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: 2720

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3670

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: 3248

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 26

    Welcome to Rebecca Simpson, estate planning attorney

    Welcome to Rebecca Simpson, estate planning attorney
    We’re pleased to welcome Rebecca Simpson, who joined our firm as a senior attorney on April 18, 2016. Rebecca was most recently an attorney for Kentucky Legal Aid. She ran for Warren County Family Court Judge in 2014. She will…
Rank this Week: 2033

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
  • May 4

    Prince Leaves a Complex, Unplanned Estate

    Prince Leaves a Complex, Unplanned Estate
    Unfortunately, too many recent newsletters have focused on the death of musical legends. This month left us with another untimely death. Prince, whose legal name was Prince Rogers Nelson, died on April 21st at his […]
  • Apr 5

    Life Insurance for Family Business Owner

    Life Insurance for Family Business Owner
    Owners of family businesses often find themselves in a dilemma over how to treat their adult children fairly when one or more is interested and capable of taking over the business and the other adult […]
  • Mar 23

    Vanishing Premiums Explained

    Vanishing Premiums Explained
    Many insured’s are confused and angered when the premiums of their “vanishing premium” life insurance policy, either don’t vanish or reappear at a later date.  If the policy was promoted and sold on a…
Rank this Week: 3203

South Florida Estate Planning Law

South Florida Estate Planning Law

Covers South Florida estate planning, probate and tax law issues. By David Shulman.

http://www.sofloridaestateplanning.com/
  • May 4

    Britney Spears’s Conservatorship (Guardianship) Is Still in Place

    Britney Spears’s Conservatorship (Guardianship) Is Still in Place
    It’s an awful thing when you are unable to manage your own affairs. Usually, it happens to the very elderly. Due to senile dementia, Alzheimers, or other diseases, they can not manage their own finances, or make informed decisions about…
  • Apr 26

    This is what it sounds like – when people die intestate

    This is what it sounds like – when people die intestate
    The biggest enemy of proper estate planning is procrastination. As the world knows, Prince died last week. Today we find out that he died intestate, which is a fancy word that lawyers use for dying without a will. When you die intestate, the…
  • Mar 11

    My monthly appearance on the “Ask the Experts” radio show, 3-10-2016

    My monthly appearance on the “Ask the Experts” radio show, 3-10-2016
    Going forward, I’ll be appearing monthly on the “Ask the Experts” radio show to discuss estate planning, probate, guardianships, elder law, and other related issues. Yesterday, I got there in the nick of time. If it…
Rank this Week: 4360

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: 2624

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
  • 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…
  • Jan 18

    Ethical Wills: A Legacy With Love

    Ethical Wills: A Legacy With Love
    My dream to build an estate planning practice was born early in my law school career. My first trusts and estates class introduced me to a legal world where the most important and sensitive parts of our lives, our mortality, were front and…
Rank this Week: 1957

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature
    A new California Court of Appeal decision, Espejo v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, elaborates on how to prove that documents signed online, digitally, are authentic, and therefore have the same effect as a handwritten…
  • Mar 9

    New Harassment Policies Required in California

    New Harassment Policies Required in California
    Employers in California should immediately review their harassment policies to ensure compliance with California's new harassment prevention regulations. California law mandates that employers have an affirmative duty to prevent harassment…
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
Rank this Week: 4867

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:…
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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/
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PVW Estate Planning, Business…

PVW Estate Planning, Business Succession Planning & Asset Protection Planning Blog

Covers current issues affecting and strategies regarding estate, business succession, and asset protection planning. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwestateplanning.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 20

    Proposed Basis Consistency Regulation

    Proposed Basis Consistency Regulation
    The Internal Revenue Service released proposed and temporary regulations to further consistency in the reporting of the tax basis of certain property received by a beneficiary of an estate or trust. These regulations provide guidance…
  • Apr 19

    New Nebraska Law for Accessing Digital Assets of Deceased

    New Nebraska Law for Accessing Digital Assets of Deceased
    On April 13, Nebraska passed legislation for handling digital assets for those that die or become unable to manage their own assets. LB 829 authorizes four types of individuals to manage the digital assets, similar to how they would manage…
  • Mar 25

    GUN TRUST DRAFTING CHECKLIST

    GUN TRUST DRAFTING CHECKLIST
    By Mary E. Vandenack With Due Credit to Nicholas Meier and Alex Rainville What Is a Gun Trust? Gun trusts are a legal means of owning firearms and can provide benefits over individual ownership. Gun trusts are for the purpose of receiving,…
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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…
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Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blog
  • 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…
  • Apr 4

    Post Judgment Collection Attorney North Carolina

    Post Judgment Collection Attorney North Carolina
    Tags: post judgment collection attorney north carolina; NC post judgment collection processA lot of times so much energy is spent getting a judgment at court whether by motion or by trial. But how do you collect on that judgment if the…
  • Apr 4

    Post Judgment Collection Attorney North Carolina

    Post Judgment Collection Attorney North Carolina
    Tags: post judgment collection attorney north carolina; NC post judgment collection processA lot of times so much energy is spent getting a judgment at court whether by motion or by trial. But how do you collect on that judgment if the…
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The Helpful Lawyer

The Helpful Lawyer

A Texas sole practioner's blog on issues that face my clients.

http://www.jackrobinson.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person

    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person
    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person In this last part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse…
  • Apr 11

    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly

    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly
    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly In this 3rd part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse the powers granted…
  • Apr 6

    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse

    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse
    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse In this 2nd part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse the powers…
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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: 4885

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

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

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
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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: 1981

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.…
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Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Apr 4

    Navigating Your ICBC Claim

    Navigating Your ICBC Claim
    The simplest way to explain how motor vehicle claims in B.C. are handled is to divide them into two categories: (1) accidents that you are at fault for, and (2) accidents that someone else is at fault for.  When you are injured in a…
  • Mar 4

    Don’t be Frustrated at the Driver Who stops for the Pedestrian to Cro

    Don’t be Frustrated at the Driver Who stops for the Pedestrian to Cro
    Most drivers do not know that a pedestrian has the right of way to cross at an uncontrolled intersection, whether there is a marked crosswalk or not.  In our blog post “Common Driver Mistakes:  The Unmarked Crosswalk” we…
  • Jan 16

    #Walktoria – Highlighting Pedestrian Safety in Greater Victoria

    #Walktoria – Highlighting Pedestrian Safety in Greater Victoria
    The other night a tweet was posted: It highlighted a common problem, a “ghost crosswalk” across a busy road to a bus stop in Saanich.  It seems that being a pedestrian in Victoria comes with some less than ideal conditions.…
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Law Office of Robert L. Boydstun…

Law Office of Robert L. Boydstun Blog

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

http://www.boydstunlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 1

    Don’t Sabatage Your Estate Plan

    Don’t Sabatage Your Estate Plan
    When I was a child my parents told me to always read a document before I signed it. Recently I have had a few clients come into my office with estate plan documents drafted by other attorneys. When I reviewed the documents it was…
  • Mar 23

    How Does the Medicaid Look-Back Period Work?

    How Does the Medicaid Look-Back Period Work?
    One area that causes a lot of confusion with regard to Medicaid is the look-back period. What exactly does the look-back period mean for Medicaid applicants? The post How Does the Medicaid Look-Back Period Work? appeared first on Boydstun.
  • Mar 18

    Hybrid Policies Allow You to Have Your Long-Term Care Insurance Cake and Eat It, Too

    Hybrid Policies Allow You to Have Your Long-Term Care Insurance Cake and Eat It, Too
    An increasingly popular hybrid product combines life insurance with long-term care coverage and offers buyers solutions to a number of problems that have kept people from buying traditional long-term care policies.   The post Hybrid…
Rank this Week: 2601

Law Offices of Richard B.…

Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.rbsllc.com/blog/
  • Mar 31

    The Surrogate Parent Contract

    The Surrogate Parent Contract
    The Surrogate Parent Contract A Surrogate Parent Contract is an agreement, usually between a married couple (the intended parents) and a woman (the gestational or Surrogate mother), in which the woman agrees to be the birth mother of a child…
  • Jan 28

    Who is Your Child? Frozen Sperm and the Afterborn Child

    Who is Your Child? Frozen Sperm and the Afterborn Child
    Under Oregon law a child conceived prior to death and born to the surviving spouse after the death, has the same right to inherit as any other natural child of the decedent. (ORS 112.075) But suppose the child was conceived after death. Does…
  • Dec 30

    Who is Your Child? Child of Artificial Insemination

    Who is Your Child? Child of Artificial Insemination
    Who is Your Child? Child of Artificial Insemination Under Oregon law, a physician may not use artificial insemination to impregnate a woman unless she signs a written request and consent for the procedure.  If she is married, her spouse…
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Iowa Estate Plan

Iowa Estate Plan

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

http://www.iowaestateplan.com/
  • 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…
  • Oct 21

    Break Out the Balloons - It is National Estate Planning Awareness Week!

    Break Out the Balloons - It is National Estate Planning Awareness Week!
    Every year I count the days down to this week.  Well, not really.  But it does serve as a regular reminder about the need to address the basics of estate planning.  Despite my best intentions, there continues to be a large…
Rank this Week: 2489

Rhode Island Estate Planning and…

Rhode Island Estate Planning and Elder Law Blawg

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

http://riestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 12

    What is Medicaid and why would my parents need it for nursing home coverage?

    What is Medicaid and why would my parents need it for nursing home coverage?
    Medicaid (called "MassHealth" in Massachusetts, and "Ritecare" in Rhode Island) is a joint federal-state program that provides health insurance coverage to low-income children, seniors, and people with disabilities. Importantly, unlike almost…
  • Aug 26

    What rights do I have as a trust beneficiary?

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

    Forbes.com Article Highlights Family Feuds in the Probate Proce

    Forbes.com Article Highlights Family Feuds in the Probate Proce
    While I work with my clients to eliminate many of these challenges during the estate planning process, I saw the issues highlighted by this forbes.com article on probate and family feuds pop up all too often in my time as a probate judge,…
Rank this Week: 3602

John R. Vermillion & Associates,…

John R. Vermillion & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.vermillionlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Feb 20

    Does My Spouse Get Everything If I Die Without a Will?

    Does My Spouse Get Everything If I Die Without a Will?
    There are people who fail to act from an estate planning perspective because they harbor certain misconceptions. If you are under the impression that the government will take care of everything in the ideal manner if you pass away without a…
  • Feb 15

    Will My Executor Be Required to File an Estate Tax Return?

    Will My Executor Be Required to File an Estate Tax Return?
    If you utilize a last will as your asset transfer vehicle, the person who would handle the estate administration tasks after you are gone is called the executor or personal representative. When you create the will, you can nominate the person…
  • Feb 12

    Incapacity Planning FAQ: What Is the Correct Power of Attorney?

    Incapacity Planning FAQ: What Is the Correct Power of Attorney?
    A comprehensive, properly constructed estate plan will account for end-of-life issues. While incapacity planning can seem like something that happens to a limited number of people, when you examine the facts, see that a very significant…
Rank this Week: 2623

Fiduciary Folio

Fiduciary Folio

Covers fiduciary (wills, estates, entity representations) law, particularly as applied in the State of Georgia. By Tanner Pittman.

http://www.tannerpittmanlaw.com/blog-fiduciary-folio.html
  • Feb 19

    Avvo Q&A: "Can dad put me on the deed?"

    Avvo Q&amp;A: "Can dad put me on the deed?"
    I will begin syndicating the responses I give to certain estate and probate questions posted on the advice website Avvo. We begin with a question regarding estate planning. I'll place the question here and then my answer after the "read…
  • Feb 17

    A "power of appointment" - what is that?

    A "power of appointment" - what is that?
    The Georgia Supreme Court recently handed down the case of Smith v. Ashford (full text below the break), in which it dealt with a testator's use of a "power of appointment."What is a power of appointment? In estate-planning parlance, a…
  • Jul 6

    Myers v. Myers: Executor may not run estate as his personal busine

    Myers v. Myers: Executor may not run estate as his personal busine
    The Georgia Supreme Court handed down the probate case of Myers, Executor v. Myers, today. In some ways, the case is an unremarkable example of an executor using an estate as a cash cow for his personal expenditures and, among other…
Rank this Week: 3048

Estate Planning & Probate 411

Estate Planning & Probate 411

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

http://indianwellsestateplanningattorney.com/
  • Feb 19

    What Is a POLST and Do I Need One Instead of a Medical Power of Attorney?

    What Is a POLST and Do I Need One Instead of a Medical Power of Attorney?
    POLST stands for “Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment.” It differs from an Advance Healthcare Directive (aka medical power of attorney or power of attorney for healthcare) in several ways and is NOT intended to replace…
  • Feb 19

    What Is a POLST and Do I Need One Instead of a Medical Power of Attorney?

    What Is a POLST and Do I Need One Instead of a Medical Power of Attorney?
    POLST stands for “Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment.” It differs from an Advance Healthcare Directive (aka medical power of attorney or power of attorney for healthcare) in several ways and is NOT intended to replace…
  • Oct 6

    California Passes Right to Die Law

    California Passes Right to Die Law
    New Law Permits Terminally Ill Patients to End Their Lives. Known as the End of Life Option Act, California’s newest law decriminalizes self-end to one’s life and allows terminally ill people to end their lives humanely.  The…
Rank this Week: 2566

Walker Lambe

Walker Lambe

Covers North Carolina elder law and estate planning.

http://www.organizeyourassets.com/blog/
  • Feb 18

    When Might I Need an Elder Law Attorney?

    When Might I Need an Elder Law Attorney?
    Elder law is a relatively new area of the law, having only recently evolved as an answer to the growing legal needs of the elderly population in the United States.  Because it is a relatively new area of the law, many people are unsure…
  • Feb 16

    I Was Appointed Executor of a Will of a Decedent. Now What?

    I Was Appointed Executor of a Will of a Decedent. Now What?
    Did you recently find out you were appointed the Executor of a Last Will and Testament of someone who recently died? If so, and the appointment comes as a surprise, you are undoubtedly wondering what you are supposed to do now. Unfortunately,…
  • Feb 11

    Can’t I Just Save Money by Using a DIY Will?

    Can’t I Just Save Money by Using a DIY Will?
    Like most people, you probably understand how important it is to have a comprehensive estate plan in place; however, you may not have gotten around to creating one despite knowing how important it is to have one. Is so, you are hardly alone.…
Rank this Week: 3551