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California Probate and Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.californiaprobate.info/blog
  • Mar 13

    Estate planning lessons from other’s mistake

    Estate planning lessons from other’s mistake
    On March 11, 2016 I got the call of a lifetime… and I do not mean that in a good way. I got the call from the police, in Logan, Utah, that my mother had been shot to death by her husband. This is not a post about domestic abuse, gun…
  • Mar 2

    Carne v. Worthington (2016) 246 Cal.App.4th 548 – Heggstad petitions with trust

    Carne v. Worthington (2016) 246 Cal.App.4th 548 – Heggstad petitions with trust
    You likely know that CaliforniaProbate.info tries to stay up on all “Heggstad” related news. As the owner of www.heggstadpetition.com it is imperative that I keep up-to-date on these cases. We advise clients, and potential…
  • Feb 16

    Calendar Notes in Probate Court

    Calendar Notes in Probate Court
    You get calendar notes in your probate court case. Now what do you? Every county is different. Some counties post calendar notes (or “tentative rulings”) a day before the court hearing and some do it a month before. Some do not…
Rank this Week: 3212

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/
  • Mar 13

    Elder Care Workshop Series at Norwell Public Library

    Elder Care Workshop Series at Norwell Public Library
    Getting older? Taking care of someone who is? Come to this series to learn some helpful tips from local Elder Services professionals.   Wednesday, March 15: “Learn to Speak Alzheimereze” Discover tips to work with a person…
  • Mar 9

    Repeal & Replace of ObamaCare, a/k/a RyanCare

    Repeal & Replace of ObamaCare, a/k/a RyanCare
    There are so many articles coming out right now trying to summarize RyanCare.  I’ve gone straight to my favorite source for all things medical financing – the Kaiser Foundation.  Their reports are well researched,…
  • Mar 9

    Repeal & Replace of ObamaCare, a/k/a RyanCare

    Repeal & Replace of ObamaCare, a/k/a RyanCare
    There are so many articles coming out right now trying to summarize RyanCare.  I’ve gone straight to my favorite source for all things medical financing – the Kaiser Foundation.  Their reports are well researched,…
Rank this Week: 4837

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning topics such as conservatorship, guardianship, health care and advanced directive, living trusts, and probate. By Law Office of Scott D. Soady, A Professional Corporation

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 11

    Can a Special Needs Trust Help My Disabled Child?

    Can a Special Needs Trust Help My Disabled Child?
    There are many kinds of trusts used in estate planning. One you may not have heard about before is a special needs trust. This is a trust designed to provide for a person who is receiving certain types of government benefits, such as Medi-Cal…
  • Mar 11

    Can a Special Needs Trust Help My Disabled Child?

    Can a Special Needs Trust Help My Disabled Child?
    There are many kinds of trusts used in estate planning. One you may not have heard about before is a special needs trust. This is a trust designed to provide for a person who is receiving certain types of government benefits, such as Medi-Cal…
  • Mar 10

    Who Has the Right to Plan My Funeral?

    Who Has the Right to Plan My Funeral?
    Many people do not bother to plan for their own funerals. They just assume their family will take care of the arrangements when the time comes. If there is disagreement among family members, however, a funeral can quickly turn into a…
Rank this Week: 1435

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Mar 10

    Movies About Estate Planning: Oscars Edition

    Movies About Estate Planning: Oscars Edition
    Manchester by the Sea Casey Affleck recently won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as a janitor/handyman who becomes the guardian of his teenage nephew, after the boy’s father dies.  This general plot line is…
  • Feb 14

    Book Review: A Perfectly Good Family

    Book Review: A Perfectly Good Family
    Taking the proverbial busman’s holiday, I recently read the novel “A Perfectly Good Family,” by Lionel Shriver.  The book was about what happens when three siblings inherit the family “mansion” in Raleigh,…
  • Jan 24

    Movies About Estate Planning: “Make Way for Tomorrow”

    Movies About Estate Planning: “Make Way for Tomorrow”
    One of the saddest movies of all of time is “Make way for Tomorrow” a 1937 Paramount Production directed by the renowned Leo G. McCarey. The film is a neglected masterpiece, so by all means watch it.  Just make sure you have…
Rank this Week: 4320

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Mar 10

    Movies About Estate Planning: Oscars Edition

    Movies About Estate Planning: Oscars Edition
    Manchester by the Sea Casey Affleck recently won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as a janitor/handyman who becomes the guardian of his teenage nephew, after the boy’s father dies.  This general plot line is…
  • Feb 14

    Book Review: A Perfectly Good Family

    Book Review: A Perfectly Good Family
    Taking the proverbial busman’s holiday, I recently read the novel “A Perfectly Good Family,” by Lionel Shriver.  The book was about what happens when three siblings inherit the family “mansion” in Raleigh,…
  • Jan 24

    Movies About Estate Planning: “Make Way for Tomorrow”

    Movies About Estate Planning: “Make Way for Tomorrow”
    One of the saddest movies of all of time is “Make way for Tomorrow” a 1937 Paramount Production directed by the renowned Leo G. McCarey. The film is a neglected masterpiece, so by all means watch it.  Just make sure you have…
Rank this Week: 3030

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
  • Mar 9

    Complete Service Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Complete Service Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
         When we shop for groceries, we like a store that has everything from soup to nuts.  When we shop for clothes, we want everything from underwear to overcoats to be in the same store.  We also want a law firm…
  • Feb 21

    Traffic Defense Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY

    Traffic Defense Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY
    You, your spouse, or your child was stopped and charged with DUI, DWI, Speeding, or multiple traffic offenses.  You need to have representation.  The fine is the least of your problems. Traffic offenses sounds simple, but many of…
  • Feb 10

    Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    You had a car accident or an injury at work, and now you are seeing more medical personnel then you ever even dreamed existed.  If there is a medical problem–lack of care, misdiagnosis, errors, omissions, or too early release from…
Rank this Week: 2654

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Provides estate planning thoughts, news and planning ideas. By Gilfix & La Poll Associates LLP.

http://www.gilfix.com/blog/
  • Mar 9

    Estate planning implications of winning the lottery

    Estate planning implications of winning the lottery
    Although winning the lottery can be exciting, it carries enormous estate and gift tax implications. Finances can dwindle away in no time if they are not managed properly. Lottery winners have the option of taking the prize as a lump sum or an…
  • Feb 22

    Why young adults should consider estate planning

    Why young adults should consider estate planning
    Under California law, once a child turns 18 years of age they are viewed as an adult. Entering adulthood involves taking steps to prepare for the unexpected, whether it is a sudden illness or a serious accident. No one likes to think of…
  • Jan 31

    Smartphone app helps nonverbal children communicate through symbol

    Smartphone app helps nonverbal children communicate through symbol
    Predictive typing firm SwiftKey has launched a smartphone app that aims to provide special needs children with an easier way to communicate. SwiftKey Symbols is described as an assistive symbol-based communication app specially designed for…
Rank this Week: 2192

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeestatelawblog.com/
  • Mar 7

    (Why) Do Millennials Need Estate Planning?

    (Why) Do Millennials Need Estate Planning?
    Most estate planning clients are either retired, elderly folks who are thinking about how to best leave their assets to their adult children and grandchildren, or are middle aged married couples making sure they have the right plan in…
  • Jan 24

    Carrie Fisher/Debbie Reynolds Scenario: What Happens if my Heir and I Die on the Same Day?

    Carrie Fisher/Debbie Reynolds Scenario: What Happens if my Heir and I Die on the Same Day?
    We were all shocked and saddened when film star Debbie Reynolds passed away just one day after her daughter, Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher. Not only is it an extremely emotional time for the family, dealing with two deaths at the same time…
  • Jan 12

    Resolve to Secure Your Estate Plan in 2017

    Resolve to Secure Your Estate Plan in 2017
    It’s January! New Year’s resolutions are in full swing. We are collectively hitting the gym and committed to our diets (for now). Here is another resolution you might want to consider: let 2017 be the year you (finally) get…
Rank this Week: 2821

Nevada Trust Reporter

Nevada Trust Reporter

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

http://blog.trustprovident.com/
  • Mar 6

    New Online Portal Launch

    New Online Portal Launch
    Provident Trust Group launches its new Online Portal allowing clients an easier, faster, and more secure way of managing their investment accounts! CLICK THE LINK FOR PRESS RELEASE  
  • 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
Rank this Week: 3193

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Mar 6

    Estate Planning Made Simple: What Every Married Couple Should Know

    Estate Planning Made Simple: What Every Married Couple Should Know
    Chances are at some point or another you and your spouse have brought up the topic of estate planning. Whether it was talking about writing wills or how to plan for retirement, it’s a common discussion for married couples to find…
  • Jan 4

    Give Your Estate Plan a 2017 New Year Checkup

    Give Your Estate Plan a 2017 New Year Checkup
    Welcome to 2017! If you’re like me, you’ve spent the first few days 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…
  • Nov 10

    What to do After Forming a Corporation

    What to do After Forming a Corporation
    So you’ve gone through the analysis and decided that a corporation (rather than a partnership, LLC or other entity) is the appropriate formal structure for you business. You’ve filed your articles of incorporation with the state,…
Rank this Week: 3664

Pharos Law Group Blog

Pharos Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning and business planning topics.

http://pharoslaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 6

    Piercing the Corporate Veil is the exception to the rule

    Piercing the Corporate Veil is the exception to the rule
    Legal liability protection is one of the main reasons for corporate entities.  In most instances, these legal entities insulate owners from legal liability. While there are often tax, accounting and other important reasons…
  • Feb 14

    Should you update your trust?

    Should you update your trust?
    If you already have a trust, you should be commended for your wise planning. However, as time passes and laws change, it makes sense to review and update your trust to ensure that it remains consistent with your goals. I spend…
  • Feb 2

    You have enough time (we all do)

    You have enough time (we all do)
    We tend to find time (i.e. make time) for things we value. That which we consider important gets our attention (and time), often at the expense of other stuff. I have been doing a lot of business travel lately and in the course of those…
Rank this Week: 2235

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
  • Mar 6

    New Illinois Laws for 2017, Part 3: Real Property, Disability & More

    New Illinois Laws for 2017, Part 3: Real Property, Disability & More
    This is the third and final post in a series about new Illinois probate and estate laws taking effect in late 2016 or the beginning of 2017.  Read Part 1 and Part 2. In all, last year the Illinois legislature passed 192 new laws. To…
  • Feb 21

    New Illinois Laws for 2017, Part 2: Unclaimed and Abandoned Property

    New Illinois Laws for 2017, Part 2: Unclaimed and Abandoned Property
    This is the second in a series of posts about new Illinois probate and estate laws taking effect in late 2016 or the beginning of 2017. A primary of the task of an executor or successor trustee is to ascertain and marshal the decedent’s…
  • Feb 7

    New Illinois Laws for 2017, Part 1: Fiduciary Access to Digital Asset

    New Illinois Laws for 2017, Part 1: Fiduciary Access to Digital Asset
    This post will be the first in a series of posts about new Illinois probate and estate laws taking effect in late 2016 or the beginning of 2017. I have been writing about the emerging issues surrounding estate planning for digital assets for…
Rank this Week: 2819

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
Rank this Week: 2395

New York Trusts & Estates…

New York Trusts & Estates Litigation Blog

Discusses recent cases and developments pertaining to New York trusts and estates law. By Farrell Fritz.

http://www.nyestatelitigationblog.com/
  • Mar 3

    Jury Trials in Surrogate’s Court Removal Proceeding

    Jury Trials in Surrogate’s Court Removal Proceeding
    As parties prepare for trial before the Surrogate’s Court, a question that oftentimes arises is whether there is a right to a trial by jury. In this entry, Robert Harper explains why no such right exists in the case of proceedings…
  • Feb 10

    Fiduciary Imprudence: When the Sale of an Asset Results in a Surcharge

    Fiduciary Imprudence: When the Sale of an Asset Results in a Surcharge
    Although one of the many duties of an executor is to marshal and appraise estate assets, and, depending on the terms of the governing instrument, liquidate them for purposes of distribution, the fulfillment of these duties may, at times,…
  • Feb 3

    Executor’s Duties Before Receiving Letter

    Executor’s Duties Before Receiving Letter
    A nominated executor is obliged to secure estate assets even before the issuance of letters testamentary. But what if the nominated executor expends personal funds to preserve assets that she erroneously believed to belong to the estate? Is…
Rank this Week: 4102

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/
Rank this Week: 3741

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/
  • Feb 28

    What is a Contingency Fee Agreement, and How Does it Work?

    What is a Contingency Fee Agreement, and How Does it Work?
    A contingency fee means that your lawyer doesn’t receive any compensation unless they successfully win your litigation or a settlement is approved. You never owe us more than you are compensated in a lawsuit. If we win the case our…
  • Jan 19

    The “Frivolous Lawsuit” Myth

    The “Frivolous Lawsuit” Myth
    Public debate has raged for years about when lawsuits go too far, and the terms “frivolous lawsuit” and “tort reform” come up nearly every legislative session in Oklahoma. But what are frivolous lawsuits? A frivolous…
  • Jan 12

    FAQ: Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Fee

    FAQ: Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Fee
    Nearly 50,000 Oklahomans are hurt at work each year. Workers’ compensation is a politically charged subject in Oklahoma, and because of that, rumors and misinformation often make it difficult to understand what’s true and…
Rank this Week: 1895

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/
  • Feb 26

    Preventing a Will Contest

    Preventing a Will Contest
    It may be impossible to prevent relatives from fighting over your will entirely, but there are steps you can take to try to minimize squabbles and ensure your intentions are carried out. The post Preventing a Will Contest appeared first on…
  • Feb 26

    New Medicare Rule Encourages Doctors to Test for Alzheimer's Disease and Offer Care Planning

    New Medicare Rule Encourages Doctors to Test for Alzheimer's Disease and Offer Care Planning
    A new Medicare rule will promote earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Medicare will now reimburse primary care doctors who conduct an Alzheimer's evaluation and offer information about care planning to elderly patients with cognitive…
  • Feb 26

    Watch Out for Mistakes in the List of Doctors Covered by Your Medicare Advantage Plan

    Watch Out for Mistakes in the List of Doctors Covered by Your Medicare Advantage Plan
    Medicare Advantage plans are a popular alternative to regular Medicare because the plans often offer lower out-of-pocket costs, but buyers need to make sure they know what they are paying for. The post Watch Out for Mistakes in the List of…
Rank this Week: 2854

Digital Hereinafter

Digital Hereinafter

Legal practice blog with a focus on solo-small estate planning firm practice. By the Law Office of Smilie G. Rogers, PLLC.

http://www.maineestateattorney.com
  • Feb 23

    Age 70 1/2 Confusion for Retirement Account

    Age 70 1/2 Confusion for Retirement Account
    This article from the Slott Report, https://www.irahelp.com/slottreport/age-70-%C2%BD-confusion-retirement-accounts, concisely explains the rules regarding when you have to take your first Required Minimum Distribution. Besides the Slott…
  • Jan 28

    Nadeau v. Thorn, MA SJC-12205

    Nadeau v. Thorn, MA SJC-12205
    MA Supreme  Judicial Court appeal hearing in Nadeau V. Thorn. 1-5-2017.  http://www.suffolk.edu/sjc/archive/2017/SJC_12205.html Summary: Administrative Law; MassHealth Benefits– Whether the settlor is entitled to…
  • Jan 27

    THIS IS SERIOUS…

    THIS IS SERIOUS…
    As Ming Ming on Wonder pets says THIS IS SERIOUS…a ten year lookback period for MaineCare Planning, block grants (when the State’s money runs out, MaineCare eligibility runs out). The long-term care planning landscape is likely…
Rank this Week: 1881

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
  • Feb 16

    LLC, Corporation, Trade Name, Trademark: Which Do I Need?

    LLC, Corporation, Trade Name, Trademark: Which Do I Need?
    You want to protect your business, but what legal strategy will help you to protect it best? This might sound a little like something Yoda would say, but the particular strategy or strategies will depend upon what you are most interested in…
  • Feb 9

    Fraudulent Conveyances & Asset Protection

    Fraudulent Conveyances & Asset Protection
    Although the idea of asset protection, i.e. protecting assets from creditors of the a person who owns them, may seem simple at first glance, it's not. In reality, implicit in asset protection is a rather nuanced process of dealing with the…
  • Feb 7

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute
    If a person dies without a will in Arizona, can that person's children who were adopted by another person or persons still inherit from the decedent's probate estate? It depends. Arizona's Intestacy statue provides the following, in part: B.…
Rank this Week: 4851

Estate Planning and Asset…

Estate Planning and Asset Protection

By Winblad Law PLLC. Addresses estate plans for Oklahoma residents.

http://winbladlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 15

    How to Apply for Medicaid Nursing Home or Nursing Care Benefit

    How to Apply for Medicaid Nursing Home or Nursing Care Benefit
    Applying for Medicaid can be confusing. Worse, doing it wrong or at the wrong time may result in the delay or denial of benefits.
  • Feb 9

    Is a Tithe or Giving to the Church a Medicaid No No?

    Is a Tithe or Giving to the Church a Medicaid No No?
    Medicaid coverage was denied a woman who faithfully gave to the Church for years. DHS issued a notice that she would be penalized in the form of a delay in coverage due to her giving. However, on appeal she prevailed. Her tithing was not a…
  • Dec 27

    Protecting Special Needs Children from Predator

    Protecting Special Needs Children from Predator
    Failing to provide for an individual with a special need may render them vulnerable to predators. A recent case describes how a boyfriend took part in drug use that left a daughter with severe brain damage. Later after her mom died, he…
Rank this Week: 2125

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/
  • Feb 15

    Limits to Medi-Cal Recovery (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    Limits to Medi-Cal Recovery (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    By:  Matthew M. Shafae, Attorney Law Office of Roy W. Litherland The future of Medi-Cal eligibility has been the subject of speculation for a little over a decade now. Will the California implementation of the federal Medicaid system,…
  • Jan 26

    Special Needs Trusts: Two Words to Say Fairne

    Special Needs Trusts: Two Words to Say Fairne
    Special Needs Trusts (also called Supplemental Needs Trusts) are specific types of trusts that allow a disabled person to be the beneficiary of a trust while not interrupting his/her eligibility to receive government assistance. Without a…
  • Jan 26

    Special Needs Trusts: Two Words to Say Fairne

    Special Needs Trusts: Two Words to Say Fairne
    Special Needs Trusts (also called Supplemental Needs Trusts) are specific types of trusts that allow a disabled person to be the beneficiary of a trust while not interrupting his/her eligibility to receive government assistance. Without a…
Rank this Week: 2494

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
  • Feb 14

    Five Scams to be Aware of During Tax Season

    Five Scams to be Aware of During Tax Season
    Tax season opens up opportunities for criminals to take advantage of people. Here are five ways that you can avoid becoming a victim this tax season: 1. Phishing. You receive an email that seems to be from a legitimate sender (such as the…
  • Jan 26

    Tax Deductions for Estate Planning Fee

    Tax Deductions for Estate Planning Fee
    Most people know that there is a deduction allowed for the amounts you pay to have your taxes prepared by a professional. Does that same rule apply to fees paid to an attorney to plan your estate? The answer is not as straight forward as you…
  • Jan 26

    Tax Deductions for Estate Planning Fee

    Tax Deductions for Estate Planning Fee
    Most people know that there is a deduction allowed for the amounts you pay to have your taxes prepared by a professional. Does that same rule apply to fees paid to an attorney to plan your estate? The answer is not as straight forward as you…
Rank this Week: 3238

Michigan Estate Planning

Michigan Estate Planning

Covers estate planning issues for consumers. Published by Andy Richards of Smith Bovill P.C.

http://michiganestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 10

    Designating IRA and other Qualified Plan Beneficiarie

    Designating IRA and other Qualified Plan Beneficiarie
    Please note that this is a very complex area and what follows is generalizations.  This is an area that should be reviewed on a client-by-client, case-by-case basis with a qualified attorney or CPA.The surge of Estate Planning…
  • Jan 2

    Should You Have a "Ladybird Deed" ?

    Should You Have a "Ladybird Deed" ?
    With all the competition for customers (from lawyers and non-lawyers alike) in the estate planning field, it is easy to see why the consuming public has the perception that an estate plan merely consists of a pre-printed form, or a set of…
  • Dec 5

    Should your Children have an Estate Plan

    Should your Children have an Estate Plan
    Occasionally, during an Estate Planning conference with clients, this question comes up.  As an Estate Planning lawyer, I should probably be more pro-active about suggesting this topic.  As a professional, however, I always feel…
Rank this Week: 4184

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Covers estate tax and trust administration issues. By Sanger & Manes.

http://www.palmspringstaxandtrustlawyers.com/
  • Feb 9

    HOW TO TITLE US REAL ESTATE FOR CANADIANS: A Primer

    HOW TO TITLE US REAL ESTATE FOR CANADIANS: A Primer
    One of the perennial questions my Canadian clients ask me is how they should take title to their US real estate, usually a vacation home.  My answer is, it depends on a number of considerations, but the right choice probably involves a…
  • Feb 8

    WORKING WHILE VACATIONING: The Perils of California Source Rules for Nonresident

    WORKING WHILE VACATIONING: The Perils of California Source Rules for Nonresident
    In “Nonresidents Working Remotely for California Businesses” I discussed how the internet economy, ecommerce and constant connectivity has allowed increasing numbers of nonresidents to provide services to California businesses…
  • Jan 21

    Nonresidents Working Remotely For California Businesse

    Nonresidents Working Remotely For California Businesse
    How to Take Paul Newman's "The Sting" Out of Your Taxes With the rise of the internet, cloud and smart phone economy, more and more people have the option of living in one state while working in another - remotely. The possibilities for…
Rank this Week: 3448

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/
  • Feb 7

    Estate should pay decedent’s debt – not survivor

    Estate should pay decedent’s debt – not survivor
    By Nathan Vinson, attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP When a spouse, parent or child passes away, it’s incredibly difficult to handle. Beyond your own grief, planning the funeral and handling a thousand different tasks, you…
  • Feb 7

    Estate should pay decedent’s debt – not survivor

    Estate should pay decedent’s debt – not survivor
    By Nathan Vinson, attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP When a spouse, parent or child passes away, it’s incredibly difficult to handle. Beyond your own grief, planning the funeral and handling a thousand different tasks, you…
  • Jan 17

    2016 tax exemptions numbers you’ll need to do your taxe

    2016 tax exemptions numbers you’ll need to do your taxe
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP Each year, the IRS sets dollar amounts for specific types of exemptions. Usually, these don’t change much – $100 here, $50 here, etc. You’ll need these…
Rank this Week: 1883

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate…

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate Blog

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

http://www.clarkskatoff.com/news-resources/blog/
  • Jan 31

    The Jose Fernandez Estate: Questions, Uncertainty

    The Jose Fernandez Estate: Questions, Uncertainty
    Jose Fernandez, a once promising young starting pitcher for the Miami Marlins, was killed when the boat he was aboard crashed into a jetty off the Miami Beach coast. Authorities and initial reports stated that Fernandez was accompanied by two…
  • Jan 24

    Bad Faith Claim against Decedent’s Insurer not Subject to Creditor Claim Period

    Bad Faith Claim against Decedent’s Insurer not Subject to Creditor Claim Period
    Can a claim for bad faith be maintained against a decedent’s insurance company, where the claimant failed to file a timely creditor claim against the estate?  A new Florida case says yes, the bad faith claim against the insurance…
  • Jan 23

    Can You Serve a Lawsuit By Facebook?

    Can You Serve a Lawsuit By Facebook?
    In the modern age, where communication can be done by way of text, tweet, email, or swipe, the ancient requirement to hand-serve a summons and complaint on a defendant seems quite anachronistic.  Courts and legislatures have been moving…
Rank this Week: 2064

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/
  • Jan 27

    The (Drunk) Elephant in the Room

    The (Drunk) Elephant in the Room
    This piece by Amy E. Davis, Esquire was featured in the Vermont Bar Journal, Winter, 2016-17, Volume 42, No. 3. In a recent episode of “How to Get Away with Murder,” hot-shot defense attorney Annalise Keating has her law license…
  • Sep 29

    Reading Too Much Into Thing

    Reading Too Much Into Thing
    Note: This post was originally published through SCOV Law. Town of Milton Board of Health v. Brisson, 2016 VT 56 Whenever I see a case involving a Board of Health, my mind jumps straight to those homes in Hoarders that get condemned. Have you…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3089

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
  • Jan 24

    Ownership of Safe Deposit Box Content

    Ownership of Safe Deposit Box Content
    Who owns the contents of a safe-deposit box when two people are on the box and one dies? The answer may depend on what is specifically provided in the lease or rental agreement with the bank.  In other words, does the bank have a written…
  • Jan 9

    Due Process, Death and Taxe

    Due Process, Death and Taxe
    I have written extensively about the application of the due process requirements under both the Florida and United States Constitutions in previous blogs and cannot resist touching upon a recent opinion in a state court case applying federal…
  • Dec 27

    Trust Revocation: No Magic Art is Necessary

    Trust Revocation: No Magic Art is Necessary
    The Uniform Trust Code §602(c) provides that a settlor may revoke or amend a revocable trust by substantial compliance with a method provided in the terms of the trust or by any method manifesting clear and convincing evidence of the…
Rank this Week: 5022

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blog
  • Jan 23

    Map Act Inverse Condemnation Cases Statu

    Map Act Inverse Condemnation Cases Statu
    Tags: kirby v north carolina department of transportationwinston-salem eminent domain attorneysThe link below discusses the status of the Map Act cases in North Carolina as of January 20, 2017. The Map Act and its cases, namely Kirby v…
  • Dec 13

    NC Partition Attorney

    NC Partition Attorney
    Tags: NC Partition AttorneysA partition of property occurs when the property owners cannot agree. Finally, one says "that's enough, I want out" or "I want my 1/2, you can have your 1/2". If the other side won't buy the other out, then…
  • Dec 7

    Twin-City Slice Restaurant Opens Downtown Winston-Salem

    Twin-City Slice Restaurant Opens Downtown Winston-Salem
    Tags: NC Restaurant AttorneyA by-the-slice pizza joint just opened in Downtown Winston-Salem in December of 2016. Twin-City Slice opened at the former Kabob's on the 200 block of West Fourth Street. For more…
Rank this Week: 3270

Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer…

Michigan Asset Protection Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michiganassetprotectionlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 17

    Can a Debtor’s Years-Old Fraudulent Transfer Preclude the Debtor from Obtaining a Discharge in Bankruptcy?

    Can a Debtor’s Years-Old Fraudulent Transfer Preclude the Debtor from Obtaining a Discharge in Bankruptcy?
    A 2016 Supreme Court case, Husky International v. Ritz, holds that if a debtor makes a fraudulent transfer, even if several years prior to filing the petition, any debt related to such fraudulent transfer will be nondischargeable. Section…
  • Dec 21

    Michigan Enacts Domestic Asset Protection Law

    Michigan Enacts Domestic Asset Protection Law
    For those of us attorneys who have devoted substantial time to and assisted clients with asset protection planning over the years it is welcome news that Michigan has adopted the Qualified Dispositions in Trust Act, effective February 5,…
  • Sep 30

    Annuities are Exempt from Creditors – In Wisconsin

    Annuities are Exempt from Creditors – In Wisconsin
    The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has sustained a Bankruptcy Court decision holding that annuities qualifying for income tax deferral under Section 72 of the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) are exempt assets and therefore cannot…
Rank this Week: 4277

Iowa Estate Plan

Iowa Estate Plan

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

http://www.iowaestateplan.com/
  • Jan 15

    Take That Step

    Take That Step
    This past year, I had the opportunity to go skydiving. What a blast! I had wanted to skydive for a while so I was anxious to jump out. However,  when you are on the edge of the plane door, looking out at the ground several thousand feet…
  • Dec 26

    Avoid Inheritance Taxes in Iowa? Adopt that Nephew!

    Avoid Inheritance Taxes in Iowa? Adopt that Nephew!
    Adoption can be a wonderful thing.  My niece, in this picture, is adopted and she is a wonderful addition to our family.  However, adoption can have some funky applications in the estate planning world.  A recent ruling from…
  • Aug 21

    POA Planning for College-Bound Student

    POA Planning for College-Bound Student
    It is hard to believe that my oldest daughter is heading off to college this week at Drake University.  I'm excited for her as she starts this next journey in her life.  In addition to getting all of the necessary supplies, such as…
Rank this Week: 1707

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Covers bankruptcy and estate planning.

http://wplawpractice.com/blog/
  • Jan 6

    2017 – A Year Free of Debt

    2017 – A Year Free of 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 2017.  Every day we see debtors and their households struggling with debt.  The debt…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3110

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

Covers probate news, procedures and resources. By Philip M. Bernstein.

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 2410

Olivero Law Blog

Olivero Law Blog

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

http://www.brandonlawoffice.com/blog/
  • Dec 30

    Why you may need a parental power of attorney

    Why you may need a parental power of attorney
    If you are the parent of young children, you may occasionally need to leave them in the care of a close friend during a quick business trip, or perhaps with the grandparents while you take a kid-free holiday. Or, you may routinely leave your…
  • Jul 27

    Special Limits on Wage Garnishment

    Special Limits on Wage Garnishment
    In a previous blog post, http://www.brandonlawoffice.com/2016/06/heres-how-much-of-your-wages-can-be-garnished-to-pay-your-debts, we covered the broad limitations that federal and state laws place on wage garnishment. Wage garnishment is when…
  • Jun 15

    Here’s how much of your wages can be garnished to pay your debt

    Here’s how much of your wages can be garnished to pay your debt
    If you do not pay your debts, your creditors may try to take a portion of your income directly from your employer. This is called wage garnishment. Fortunately, there are limits to how much of your income may be garnished so that you can…
Rank this Week: 2140

Your Texas Estate Plan

Your Texas Estate Plan

Covers tax and estate planning. By Jacob Pelley.

http://www.yourtexasestateplan.com/
  • Dec 16

    Beneficiary Designations, again.

    Beneficiary Designations, again.
    I've written about beneficiary designations before, but they continue to be a source of conflict I'm seeing for clients. It's not just life insurance, either.Think about your assets. Bank account, stock account, CD's, IRA's, 401k.…
  • Aug 1

    Be careful what you sign for...

    Be careful what you sign for...
    We sign things all the time. Mostly credit card receipts, but if you have ever bought a car, a home, or signed for a package, you are also representing to the contracting world that, by signing the document, you accept the consequences…
  • Jan 29

    Gun Trusts, ATF 41P update

    Gun Trusts, ATF 41P update
    Finally, at long last, we have some clarity on what and how the ATF will be regulating the use of "gun trusts" for purchase of National Firearms Act items.On January 15, the final rules were published in the Federal Register, so we have 6…
Rank this Week: 3142

Duffy Law Office

Duffy Law Office

Covers estate planning and elder law in Iowa.

http://www.duffylawoffice.com/blog/
  • Dec 14

    Trusts and the Estate Tax

    Trusts and the Estate Tax
    Last week, we told you about what the Presidential candidates are proposing to do with the estate tax. This week, we want to tell you that regardless of what the estate tax is now or what it will be in the future, there are certain estate…
  • Dec 14

    Attorneys Want to Help

    Attorneys Want to Help
    One of the most difficult things for most attorneys to deal with is meeting with potential clients, hearing their stories, and having to say, “I’m sorry. I cannot help you.” The popular image of attorneys is that they are in…
  • Dec 14

    Attend a Free Estate Planning Seminar

    Attend a Free Estate Planning Seminar
    Studies show that most people have not executed all the necessary estate planning documents. A lack of information can lead to procrastination, because many people do not know why planning is importance. Others recognize the need, but they…
Rank this Week: 4517

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Dec 13

    Reflections on 2016 Ohio Asset Protection Development

    Reflections on 2016 Ohio Asset Protection Development
    During 2016, Ohio continued to stand out as one of the best asset protection jurisdictions in the country.  I have noticed that more people are becoming aware of the significant opportunities offered by Ohio’s Legacy Trust…
  • Nov 29

    Ohio Statute Specifically Covers Single Member LLC

    Ohio Statute Specifically Covers Single Member LLC
    Ohio amended its limited liability company statute earlier this year.  As I explained in prior posts on June 16 and July 15, 2016, the amendments strengthened the asset protection provisions of the statute. One of the most important…
  • Oct 3

    Settlor Can Retain a Lot of Control Over an Ohio Legacy Trust

    Settlor Can Retain a Lot of Control Over an Ohio Legacy Trust
    As I previously noted in a post back in 2013, you can establish an Ohio Legacy Trust without giving up complete control of your assets.  Your Trust must be irrevocable and you cannot serve as your own Trustee.  But you can still…
Rank this Week: 3608

Long Island Special Needs Law Blog

Long Island Special Needs Law Blog

Covers estate planning and special needs trusts. By Ellen A. Victor.

http://longislandspecialneedslawyer.com
  • Dec 9

    Special Needs Trust Fairness Act passes!

    Special Needs Trust Fairness Act passes!
    Forming a first party Special Needs Trust has, up until now, required a parent, grandparent or a guardian to establish the trust. When the original law allowing First Party Special Needs Trusts was passed, it did not contemplate that many…
  • Sep 30

    Conference on Housing for the Mentally Ill October 7, 2016

    Conference on Housing for the Mentally Ill October 7, 2016
    Housing is one of the most difficult problems for any person with special needs, whether developmentally disabled or suffering with mental illness. A conference addressing the housing crisis for those with psychiatric disabilities is being…
  • Jun 12

    Feeling Guilty Over Causing My Child’s Disability

    Feeling Guilty Over Causing My Child’s Disability
    Recently, I was reading this review of Toni Braxton’s new memoir, and the reviewer appeared shocked that Ms. Braxton attributed her son’s autism to God’s payback for a prior abortion. I don’t want to get into a…
Rank this Week: 4684

Fisher Law Blog

Fisher Law Blog

Covers estate planning and business succession. By Randall Fisher.

http://thefisherlawoffice.wordpress.com
  • Dec 9

    Maryland’s Charging Order: How good is it?

    Maryland’s Charging Order: How good is it?
    I know I’m late posting this. But, as the song says, Hey, it’s Christmas time, and I wanna be Santa Claus. When we last met, we were discussing charging orders and favorable states. After discussing South Dakota and Delaware,…
  • Nov 23

    South Dakota Charging Order: How Do They Rate?

    South Dakota Charging Order: How Do They Rate?
    When we started this set of articles, I thought it good if we looked at the charging order, what it does and, because LLC laws are set at the state level, look at how charging orders change between states. We … Continue reading →
  • Nov 16

    Delaware Charging Orders: How Do They Rate?

    Delaware Charging Orders: How Do They Rate?
    We started looking at various states for asset protection, specifically looking at what is called a “Charging Order.” Creditor’s rights laws against companies vary by state. Some are more friendly, others are not.…
Rank this Week: 4263

Ask Liza: Nolo's Estate Planning…

Ask Liza: Nolo's Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning and wills. By Liza Weiman Hanks.

http://blog.nolo.com/estateplanning/
  • Dec 7

    My Aunt Left Me a House, is Probate Required?

    My Aunt Left Me a House, is Probate Required?
    Dear Liza: My relative passed away and I am the only surviving close relative.  She left a will that listed me as the beneficiary of her real property.  Her only assets were a small house tax value, $37,500 and 2 joint bank…
  • Nov 23

    Do I Need a Tax Identification Number for a Trust After My Mom’s Death?

    Do I Need a Tax Identification Number for a Trust After My Mom’s Death?
    Dear Liza:  I’m an executor of a trust and was added as co-trustee on the trust while my mom was alive.  She is now at peace with dad. Can I now just distribute the funds per the trust without changing the trust first to…
  • Oct 19

    Can I Put My House Into a Living Trust if There’s a Mortgage?

    Can I Put My House Into a Living Trust if There’s a Mortgage?
    Dear Liza: Can real estate that still has a mortgage on it be placed in a trust? Yes, you can place real property with a mortgage into a revocable living trust. That is, in fact, quite common. Most people, after all, don’t own…
Rank this Week: 1418

The Edwards Law Firm Blog

The Edwards Law Firm Blog

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://www.edwardslawfirm.com/blog/
  • Dec 6

    Top Reasons To Consult an Elder Law Attorney

    Top Reasons To Consult an Elder Law Attorney
    Top Reasons To Consult an Elder Law Attorney from William T Edwards, Jr. If you have questions related to estate planning; if you are concerned about what you have done in the past, it’s best to see what an elder law attorney can do for…
  • Apr 29

    Top Estate Planning Tips for 2016

    Top Estate Planning Tips for 2016
    Top Estate Planning Tips for 2016 from William T Edwards, Jr. Let 2016 be the year that you finally tackle the task of ensuring your estate plan is in place.
  • Aug 10

    Free Report: Florida Estate Planning for Newlyweds After 50 and The Blended Family

    Free Report: Florida Estate Planning for Newlyweds After 50 and The Blended Family
    Once you have your estate plan updated and all of the new issues properly addressed, you can move forward with the confidence that this new chapter will indeed have a happy ending.  Did you know that more than one in three people ages 50…
Rank this Week: 2439

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/
  • Dec 1

    Embryo Feud Between Sofia Vergara And Nick Loeb Grows Nastier

    Embryo Feud Between Sofia Vergara And Nick Loeb Grows Nastier
    The moment the lawsuit started, it was ugly. Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb have moved well past ugly into uncharted territory in their courtroom battle that addresses views about life itself. As we wrote after the case began, Vergara and Loeb's…
  • Nov 3

    Prince Estate Enters New Fight Over Who Will Inherit His Million

    Prince Estate Enters New Fight Over Who Will Inherit His Million
    So much trouble caused by such a simple concept. When you create a will, you decide who receives your assets after you die. If you don’t, the laws of the state you live in determine it. What happens when those laws aren’t too…
  • Sep 15

    Gene Wilder And His Struggle With Alzheimer's Highlight Estate Planning Lesson

    Gene Wilder And His Struggle With Alzheimer's Highlight Estate Planning Lesson
    The death of Gene Wilder saddened Willa Wonka fans across the globe — not to mention fans of Blazin’ Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and many others. When his family issued a statement saying that Alzheimer’s disease claimed…
Rank this Week: 4634

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: 4191

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills. By Albertson & Davidson LLP.

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Nov 22

    Selecting your Trust or Will litigation lawyer

    Selecting your Trust or Will litigation lawyer
    How do you select a lawyer to represent you in a Trust or Will litigation matter? It can be a frustrating process. What we suggest to people is to be comfortable with the person you are meeting with before hiring a lawyer. Lawyers have a…
  • Nov 8

    How to fight against the Big Dogs: Fighting big law firms in Trust and Will litigation lawsuit

    How to fight against the Big Dogs: Fighting big law firms in Trust and Will litigation lawsuit
    Occasionally we are asked about fighting against a big firm. Maybe your Trustee decides to hire a big firm in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Boston, or some other big city. How are you going to fight your Trustee when he or she is…
  • Oct 25

    Would you pay money to take on a thankless job? Fighting to be Trustee of a California Trust

    Would you pay money to take on a thankless job? Fighting to be Trustee of a California Trust
    There are times when a Trust settlor names a successor Trustee who is not a beneficiary of the Trust. This is often a great idea because naming a child as Trustee can be disastrous. And naming two or more children as Co-Trustees is a…
Rank this Week: 3846

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/
  • Nov 20

    Federal Estate Exclusion Up Slightly to $5.49M in 2017

    Federal Estate Exclusion Up Slightly to $5.49M in 2017
    The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the basic federal estate tax exclusion for the estates of decedents dying during calendar year 2017 will be $5.49 million, up from $5.45 million for calendar year 2016.  In addition,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3725