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New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Mar 25

    Executors Seek to Enforce Notice of Election

    Executors Seek to Enforce Notice of Election
    A Probate Lawyer said that, the executors seek a determination as to the validity and effect of the notice of election served and filed by the surviving spouse to take against testator's will. The will, dated August 1, 1960, was admitted to…
  • Mar 24

    Court Hears Attorney Malpractice Action Regarding Probate Case

    Court Hears Attorney Malpractice Action Regarding Probate Case
    A Probate Lawyer said that, in a malpractice action brought against an attorney-at-law by a named devisee, who was allegedly deprived of his devise as a result of defendant's negligence in causing plaintiff to act as an attesting witness to…
  • Mar 22

    Court Discusses Rule of Perpetuitie

    Court Discusses Rule of Perpetuitie
    Probate Lawyers said the question presented on this record is whether the trusts created by the will of CMR, dated June 27, 1867, are valid within the law of perpetuities, or are void for remoteness. There can be no doubt that if the…
Rank this Week: 4809

Long Island Estate Planning…

Long Island Estate Planning Questions & Answers

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

http://longislandestatesattorney.com/faqs/
  • Mar 25

    2015 Long Island Update on Changes to New York Estate Tax Law

    2015 Long Island Update on Changes to New York Estate Tax Law
    New York is one of the few states with an estate tax system that is stricter than the Federal system and, last year, new laws were passed to try and change this. There are some parts of the law that work better for the majority of those who…
  • Feb 26

    How Can I Use a Supplemental Needs Trust To Get Medicaid on Long Island

    How Can I Use a Supplemental Needs Trust To Get Medicaid on Long Island
    Allowing for Payment for Expenses While on Government Assistance When dealing with a seriously disabled person, how you handle that person’s finances can be essential when it comes to dealing with government benefits. Too many assets,…
  • Feb 13

    What Happens if There Aren’t Enough Assets in a Long Island Estate?

    What Happens if There Aren’t Enough Assets in a Long Island Estate?
    Who Gets Paid First When There Isn’t Enough Money To Pay Everyone It is not uncommon when someone dies that the estate ends up owing more than the estate actually has in assets. Many times, people end up wracking up large medical bills…
Rank this Week: 2309

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts in Nevada.

http://www.wealth-counselors.com/blog/
  • Mar 25

    When Can I Access My IRA?

    When Can I Access My IRA?
    Technically speaking, you can take money out of your IRA at any time.  The real question is, whether you want to pay a penalty or not.  The government discourages us from raiding our IRAs until we reach retirement age, since an IRA…
  • Feb 24

    Free Report: Status of Same-Sex Marriage in the United State

    Free Report: Status of Same-Sex Marriage in the United State
    Now,at the beginning of a new year, it is worth reviewing the status of same-sex marriage in our country. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: States that Recognizes Same-Sex Marriage The Law Remains Limbo in Some States What are Some…
  • Feb 22

    Free Report: Farm Asset Transfers in Estate Planning in Nevada

    Free Report: Farm Asset Transfers in Estate Planning in Nevada
    Owning a family business requires a business succession plan if you want the business to continueon after your retirement or death. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Farm Succession Planning Means More than Just Transferring…
Rank this Week: 3125

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 25

    Northern Kentucky Resident

    Northern Kentucky Resident
    For the next few weeks, we will be posting information about personal injuries–your legal rights, our experience with personal injury cases, what exactly is “personal injury,” and other related topics.  However, this…
  • Mar 18

    Business Creditor Attorneys Ft. Thoma

    Business Creditor Attorneys Ft. Thoma
    People borrow money from businesses such as banks, car dealers, credit card companies, small lending agencies, landlords, and many more businesses. Occasionally those people are unable to repay the businesses. In Ft. Thomas, the law firm of…
  • Mar 12

    Civil Suit Attorneys in Ft. Thoma

    Civil Suit Attorneys in Ft. Thoma
    Over the next few weeks, we will be enjoying St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness. The competition and rivalry amongst the fans can lead to unintended conflicts. These conflicts often result in civil suits. Whether you find yourself…
Rank this Week: 3245

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Mar 25

    To Tweet or Not to Tweet?

    To Tweet or Not to Tweet?
    As more attorneys are dipping their toes into the social media waters to network through LinkedIn and reach potential clients through Facebook, many are wondering whether they should also be using Twitter. There are definitely benefits…
  • Mar 23

    Profile in Practice: Agnieszka Adam

    Profile in Practice: Agnieszka Adam
    As part of CEB’s commitment to bringing together California’s legal community, here’s a short interview with one of your fellow attorneys, Agnieszka Adams: CEB: What is your practice area and how did you choose it?…
  • Mar 20

    Demonstrative Evidence: When You Want to Show and Tell

    Demonstrative Evidence: When You Want to Show and Tell
    An episode of This American Life described the failed effort to get a Tic-tac-toe-playing chicken into evidence in the death penalty case of a mentally ill man with a very low IQ. Defense counsel was trying to rebut a psychiatrist’s…
Rank this Week: 3168

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 25

    Elderly Entrepreneurs: Small Business & Old Age Go Hand in Hand

    Elderly Entrepreneurs: Small Business & Old Age Go Hand in Hand
    We sometimes tend to think of upstarts and entrepreneurialism as a young person’s game. Not so! The truth is that American businesses span the whole age spectrum, and the aging-and-elderly populations make up a bigger portion than you…
  • Mar 18

    Who Takes Care of You If You Don’t Have Kids?

    Who Takes Care of You If You Don’t Have Kids?
    When it comes to growing older, there is one great insurance plan that you simply can’t buy from an agent: your children. View image | gettyimages.com Family members provide the majority of senior care in this country. They do it…
  • Mar 11

    Estate Planning Disasters!

    Estate Planning Disasters!
    A solid estate plan is a great disaster-avoidance tool. The majority of Americans don’t have so much as a Last Will and Testament in place, and that’s a recipe for family feuds and assorted complications. View image |…
Rank this Week: 2127

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Covers New York estate planning, probate, elder law and health care issues. By Dutcher & Zatkowsky.

http://www.dutcher-zatkowsky.com
  • Mar 25

    Medicare Nursing Home Grading System Altered

    Medicare Nursing Home Grading System Altered
    The U.S. government has revamped its grading system for nursing homes, and the new way will make it tougher for homes to get higher grades. View image | gettyimages.com Currently, about one-third of homes are below standard. With the new…
  • Mar 18

    Why People Avoid Estate Planning

    Why People Avoid Estate Planning
    There are several reasons why people put off estate planning. View image | gettyimages.com A story on huffingtonpost.com listed a few of them. They include: People think they don’t have the time. The author says this is just an excuse.…
  • Mar 11

    Basic Things To Know About Estate Planning

    Basic Things To Know About Estate Planning
    Here are three simple but key things you need to know about estate planning. The estate tax exemption In 2015 you can leave gifts to others upon your death up to $5.43 million free of federal estate taxes. If married, both you and your spouse…
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California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

Covers business, real estate, estate planning, probate, trusts, wills, intellectual property and civil litigation. By Anker Hymes & Schreiber LLP.

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Mar 24

    Walking Away Equally Unhappy

    Walking Away Equally Unhappy
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: There is something that I constantly heard over…
  • Feb 19

    Business Disputes and Succession Planning

    Business Disputes and Succession Planning
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: I come into the negotiation process typically in…
  • Jan 13

    What To Do in a Heated Negotiation

    What To Do in a Heated Negotiation
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Business Attorney Doug Schreiber of Anker, Hymes and Schreiber,…
Rank this Week: 5018

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Mar 24

    Do You Have Incapacitation Planning? WHO Estimates Dementia to Triple by 2050

    Do You Have Incapacitation Planning? WHO Estimates Dementia to Triple by 2050
    Dementia is not an easy illness to manage. Family members are forced to care for and financially back their loved ones when they are no longer able to do so for themselves. In most cases, individuals do not have adequate...
  • Mar 18

    Do you qualify for Aid & Attendance?

    Do you qualify for Aid & Attendance?
    Aid & Attendance is a special pension that offers veterans and their surviving spouses additional funding/assistance for another person to help with eating, dressing, bathing and other daily maintenance matters. Not all veterans will…
  • Mar 16

    Do Americans Underestimate their Life Expectancy?

    Do Americans Underestimate their Life Expectancy?
    Though life expectancy tables can predict that individuals will live a certain number of years, the fact of the matter is that there is a large variety of factors that play into how long a person might live. Mortality tables...
Rank this Week: 3208

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Mar 24

    Movies About Estate Planning: Alive Inside

    Movies About Estate Planning: Alive Inside
    Alive Inside is another captivating movie about a subject that regularly touches our practice as estate planners: dementia. This documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music and Memory, as he…
  • Mar 6

    Movies About Estate Planning: The Art of the Steal

    Movies About Estate Planning: The Art of the Steal
    This fascinating documentary details the struggle for control of Dr. Albert C. Barnes’ private collection of modern and post-impressionist art, valued at 40-50 billion dollars. Even if you haven’t heard of Dr. Barnes or his…
  • Feb 20

    ABLE Accounts: A New Tool for Special Needs Planning

    ABLE Accounts: A New Tool for Special Needs Planning
    In December 2014, Congress passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (“ABLE”) Act, which provides for a new type of tax-free savings account for persons who are born with a disability or become disabled at a young age (25 or…
Rank this Week: 4914

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/
  • Mar 24

    Report on Retirement Savings by American

    Report on Retirement Savings by American
    Earlier in March, the National Institute on Retirement Security issued a report on retirement planning by Americans. Although the savings in 401(k) plans and Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) hit $11.3 trillion dollars at the end of 2013,…
  • Jan 22

    IRS Private Letter Ruling on Testamentary Powers of Appointment of Trust Property

    IRS Private Letter Ruling on Testamentary Powers of Appointment of Trust Property
    In late 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued two Private Letter Rulings (PLR) regarding testamentary powers of appointment. In the PLRs, the IRS evaluated whether a grandchild’s power of appointment over a grandparent’s…
  • Jan 16

    Longevity Annuity Contracts in Retirement Plan

    Longevity Annuity Contracts in Retirement Plan
    By Mary E. Vandenack. Owners of IRAs or participants in certain retirement plans can use up to $125,000 or 25% of their account balance to purchase a qualified longevity annuity contract (“QLAC”). A QLAC is an annuity that begins…
Rank this Week: 3162

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Mar 24

    10 Easy Ways to Help Protect Your Aging Parent

    10 Easy Ways to Help Protect Your Aging Parent
    Many adult children feel helpless as their parents age. Caring for an elderly parent can be both time-consuming and expensive. However, there are a few simple and cheap things that people can do to keep aging parents safe. 1. Keep floors and…
  • Mar 17

    5 Steps to Finding Happiness in Retirement

    5 Steps to Finding Happiness in Retirement
    Retirement is a major step in life. You switch from a life of routine to doing whatever you want, while depending only on yourself. Fortunately, the right moves can make this time liberating rather than scary. Here are five steps to finding…
  • Mar 10

    Keeping Seniors Safe While Driving

    Keeping Seniors Safe While Driving
    With more people living longer lives, there are now more seniors on the road who continue to use their vehicle for transportation. Approximately 35 million licensed drivers are over the age of 65, which is a 20% increase from the last decade.…
Rank this Week: 3079

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blog
  • Mar 24

    Independent Contractor or Employee Test

    Independent Contractor or Employee Test
    Tags: IRS Independent Contractor TestCorporate attorney North CarolinaMany times employers ask whether they need to declare a person an independent contractor or an employee. The IRS has a test to help with that. Employers need to use…
  • Mar 3

    Parties to a Will Contest: the Caveators & Propounder

    Parties to a Will Contest: the Caveators & Propounder
    Tags: Contesting a will in North Carolinahttps://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=XBM9JfNaoHA Video discussing the parties to a Will Contest in North Carolina by Attorney, Kirk Sanders. If you have an estate litigation matter, call…
  • Feb 18

    Inverse Condemnation Victory

    Inverse Condemnation Victory
    Tags: inverse condemnation attorneynorthern beltway attorneys"Appellate court limits NCDOT’s power to reserve land indefinitely" http://takingland.com/raleigh-no-inverse-condemnation-victory/ The Raleigh News & Observer reports…
Rank this Week: 3757

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

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

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law & Estate Administration Seminar 2015 April 20 5:00 PM- 9:00 PM NJ Law Center

    Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law & Estate Administration Seminar 2015 April 20 5:00 PM- 9:00 PM NJ Law Center
    Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law & Estate Administration Seminar  2015 April 20  5:00 PM- 9:00 PM NJ Law Center      Includes a 240 + page book, plus CD with sample forms, documents & checklists! and…
  • Mar 17

    SECTION 2-701. SCOPE UNIFORM PROBATE CODE

    SECTION 2-701. SCOPE UNIFORM PROBATE CODE
    SECTION 2-701. SCOPE UNIFORM PROBATE CODE In the absence of a finding of a contrary intention, the rules of construction in this [part] control the construction of a governing instrument. The rules of construction in this [part] apply to…
  • Mar 17

    SECTION 2-609. ADEMPTION BY SATISFACTION UNIFORM PROBATE CODE

    SECTION 2-609. ADEMPTION BY SATISFACTION UNIFORM PROBATE CODE
    SECTION 2-609. ADEMPTION BY SATISFACTION UNIFORM PROBATE CODE(a) Property a testator gave in his [or her] lifetime to a person is treated as a satisfaction of a devise in whole or in part, only if (i) the will provides for deduction of the…
Rank this Week: 5013

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/
  • Mar 23

    Protecting your home from creditors while you’re still living

    Protecting your home from creditors while you’re still living
    Many elderly clients feel the need (and rightfully so) to plan for the protection of their home from creditors, including government interests, during their elder years and after their death. It is too often forgotten the planning tools…
  • Mar 19

    Tips from a Kentucky estate lawyer: how to pass on memorabilia and collections in your estate

    Tips from a Kentucky estate lawyer: how to pass on memorabilia and collections in your estate
    Many people collect all kinds of things, and these collections come to hold tremendous sentimental and in some cases monetary value. As people age, they begin to think about who they would like to have certain items or entire collections, and…
  • Mar 13

    Estate Planning: Social Media and the Digital Age

    Estate Planning: Social Media and the Digital Age
    Virtually everyone these days has some variety of social media accounts, whether it be Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or some other form of social media (the list appears to be never-ending).  Encompassing more than just social media,…
Rank this Week: 3018

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Mar 23

    Contesting Wills and Estates: What Elements are Needed for Legitimacy?

    Contesting Wills and Estates: What Elements are Needed for Legitimacy?
    In a recent issue of Maclean’s Magazine, the story of David Bull was shared to millions of readers throughout the country. In essence, Mr. Bull was left out of his father’s will and decided to contest the validity of the document…
  • Mar 20

    Personal Injury Lawyers Recommend Recording Details of Accident Scene

    Personal Injury Lawyers Recommend Recording Details of Accident Scene
    As reported in Global News, a man from Vancouver Island crashed his car into a power pole at 60kmph in the wee hours of the morning last January 11. Andrew MacDonald was trapped in his car until firefighters arrived at the scene. Despite his…
  • Mar 18

    Victoria, BC Lawyers Lead Distracted Driving Program for Young Driver

    Victoria, BC Lawyers Lead Distracted Driving Program for Young Driver
    Due to the growing number of young drivers involved in car accidents as a result of distracted driving, the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia is taking the initiative to launch a program addressing this concern. Victoria, BC…
Rank this Week: 2976

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Mar 22

    A Personal Story

    A Personal Story
                    About a month ago, my parents’ health took a sudden turn and it led me down the path that many of our clients and their families face, tackling…
  • Mar 15

    VA Pension not Income for Medicaid Purposes (An Update)

    VA Pension not Income for Medicaid Purposes (An Update)
                    Last year I wrote about an important court ruling in a case that impacts Medicaid and VA Aid and Attendance benefits.  Several elder law attorneys…
  • Mar 8

    Are We in Danger of Losing the Step Up in Basis (Part 2)

    Are We in Danger of Losing the Step Up in Basis (Part 2)
         Last week we were discussing potential changes to the tax laws proposed by President Obama that would eliminate the step up in basis.  Obama claims the target is wealthy Americans but the change could have a much…
Rank this Week: 3446

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: 3331

KYEstates.com

KYEstates.com

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

http://kyestates.com
  • Mar 22

    Deciding to Rent or Buy Your House: A Tale of Two Citie

    Deciding to Rent or Buy Your House: A Tale of Two Citie
    People often decide between renting or buying a place to live based on preferences and instinct: What do you want to do? If they are incrementally more analytical, they may explore “how much house” they can…
  • Mar 14

    Should You Get a Prenuptial Agreement?

    Should You Get a Prenuptial Agreement?
    Whether or not to get a prenuptial agreement before getting married isn’t an easy decision. The advisability of a prenup turns in large part on whether the default law that will govern the marriage if it ends by death or divorce is…
  • Mar 7

    Nonprofit Governance and the Closure of Sweet Briar College

    Nonprofit Governance and the Closure of Sweet Briar College
    The announcement this week of the closure of Sweet Briar College after the end of this semester was significant and sad news. Sweet Briar was pressured by declining enrollment and a deterioration in pricing power. The board’s decision…
Rank this Week: 4082

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

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

    QTIP Trust

    QTIP Trust
    Generally, to qualify for the marital deduction and avoid estate tax (imposed on estates with assets over $5.43 million in 2015) when you die, your property must pass to your spouse directly or in a trust where he has complete control over…
  • Mar 13

    Special Needs Trust

    Special Needs Trust
    A Special Needs Trust (a/k/a Supplemental Needs Trust) is set up to ensure that a disabled individual receives benefits, such as Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid, while also enjoying extras that provide for a good quality of life. A…
  • Mar 10

    Long Term Care Insurance and Long Term Disability Insurance

    Long Term Care Insurance and Long Term Disability Insurance
    Long Term Care Insurance is insurance that will cover the cost of long-term care from a disability due to illness, injury or age. This assistance includes care at home or at a nursing home. The insurance coverage includes payment of room,…
Rank this Week: 5028

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/
  • Mar 20

    When is it too late to protect assets when qualifying for Medicaid?

    When is it too late to protect assets when qualifying for Medicaid?
    Quick answer: when all (or almost all) of your assets are spent down and you’re qualified for Medicaid benefits. Until that time, there are usually opportunities for some savings. Most people are aware that Medicaid provides benefits…
  • Feb 16

    Support the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act

    Support the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act
    A special needs trust holds assets (usually funds) for the benefit of a disabled person without affecting any public benefits the person may receive, such as SSI or Medicaid. Those assets can then be used for the disabled person’s…
  • Feb 12

    Questions asked & answered at yesterday’s “Estate Planning Essentials” workshop

    Questions asked & answered at yesterday’s “Estate Planning Essentials” workshop
    Can I protect assets for my heirs? How can I avoid court and family disputes? How can I set up a trust? Is it true that “probate” costs a lot? Should I avoid probate? If I have no children or trustworthy people in my life, who can…
Rank this Week: 4434

Your Texas Estate Plan

Your Texas Estate Plan

Covers tax and estate planning. By Jacob Pelley.

http://www.yourtexasestateplan.com/
  • Mar 20

    Efiling: Tips, Tricks, and Conspiracy, and a primer on creating (free-ish) Text-Searchable PDFS

    Efiling: Tips, Tricks, and Conspiracy, and a primer on creating (free-ish) Text-Searchable PDFS
    I really don't like efiling.  I do not think I am alone. I laud the clerks and technicians who have spend countless hours getting trained, working out the bugs, and helping me when my document was not "text searchable" or "submitted…
  • Feb 26

    Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning

    Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning
    Prehistoric man, and this guy,  had to be do-it-yourself'ers by necessity (decent read at the link, yourtexasestateplan.com does not advocate stealing from neighbors if you adopt the hermit lifestyle, even if it is innocuous and out of…
  • Jan 13

    The dead hand: Controlling heirs through conditional bequest

    The dead hand: Controlling heirs through conditional bequest
    When an inheritance or gift is based on a condition, this process is often referred to as the "dead hand."  The issue has been around for a long time: "What I am saying is that as long as the heir is a child, he is no different from…
Rank this Week: 4540

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: 2662

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.connecticutestateplanningattorneysblog.com/
  • Mar 19

    10 Waiver Programs in Connecticut that Can Help You Stay Out of a Nursing Home

    10 Waiver Programs in Connecticut that Can Help You Stay Out of a Nursing Home
    By Claudia W. Englisby What is a waiver program, and what exactly is being waived? Connecticut provides supports to eligible individuals in community-based settings through special programs called Connecticut Medicaid waivers. What’s…
  • Mar 12

    Tips for Executors: 7 Steps to Administering an Estate  

    Tips for Executors: 7 Steps to Administering an Estate  
    So your duty as executor has kicked in. And the word “probate” keeps popping up. Not sure what probate is? You’re not alone. Most people don’t know much about the probate process in Connecticut unless they’ve had…
  • Mar 5

    Estate Planning and Disgruntled Heirs: Ways to Avoid the Fight

    Estate Planning and Disgruntled Heirs: Ways to Avoid the Fight
    By Carmine Perri Because of my practice area, probate and elder law litigation, I oftentimes find myself in either the courtroom or the hallway with a client fielding this all too common question: “What could we have done to avoid all…
Rank this Week: 3455

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 19

    Guest Blog: Things That Need to be Done When a Business Owner Die

    Guest Blog: Things That Need to be Done When a Business Owner Die
    Today’s post is a guest blog written by Robert Deprez — Managing Director and Founder of Deprez Leadership in Chicago, which provides leadership transition advisory and interim CEO services to middle market companies. For…
  • Mar 12

    Pets as Property: Testamentary Freedom vs. Public Policy

    Pets as Property: Testamentary Freedom vs. Public Policy
    Some people consider, and treat, pets as their children. We love our furry friends and care for their well-being. Pets can, and often should be, part of an estate plan (Illinois even allows for pet trusts — a topic for a future blog).…
  • Mar 3

    Ernie Banks Estate, Part 2: Probate vs. Non-Probate Property

    Ernie Banks Estate, Part 2: Probate vs. Non-Probate Property
    A lot of people are following the Ernie Banks probate case with intense interest, attorneys included. I think part of the reason for the public interest is that a lot of people have either gone through a similar family situation, or know…
Rank this Week: 3484

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
  • Mar 18

    Exploitation of the Elderly

    Exploitation of the Elderly
    Fla. Stat. § 732.518 provides that “[a]n action to contest the validity of all or part of a will or the revocation of all or part of a will may not be commenced before the death of the testator.”  Essentially
  • Mar 10

    Mental Inequality and Undue Influence

    Mental Inequality and Undue Influence
    Mental Inequality as a Factor in Undue Influence Lawsuits As most probate litigators will acknowledge, one of the primary arguments for revoking a Will is that it was procured through the undue influence of another.  Florida courts have…
  • Feb 6

    Proving Undue Influence

    Proving Undue Influence
    Proving that a will was procured by the undue influence of another can sometimes be difficult.  Often, this type of conduct occurs in secret, away from the watchful eyes of family and loved ones and involves the victimization of an
Rank this Week: 3700

Elder Counsel Blog

Elder Counsel Blog

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

http://www.eldercounsel.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4035

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • Mar 17

    Tips to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Estate Planning

    Tips to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Estate Planning
    You take the time to create an estate plan with the hopes that upon passing, your assets are distributed as you had indicated in your estate plan. Unfortunately, not all estate plans are created equal and consequently, a poorly created…
  • Mar 3

    What Happens to Your Facebook Profile After You Die?

    What Happens to Your Facebook Profile After You Die?
    We live in a social media age where almost anything we do can be posted online for others to view. We share personal information ranging from vacation photos to our thoughts and opinions on this year’s Oscar winners. Facebook pages…
  • Feb 24

    When Does Power of Attorney Terminate in Florida?

    When Does Power of Attorney Terminate in Florida?
    Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives one person the authority to act on behalf of another as that person’s “agent.” The person who grants the Power of Attorney is known as the “Principal,” and can…
Rank this Week: 3870

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

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

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

    Don’t Leave a Mess: How to Avoid Disputes When You Aren’t There to Settle Them
    Whether you die a prince or a pauper, disputes can arise among those left behind.  Conflicts between your children from a prior marriage and your current spouse; arguments among your kids; disputes between your executor and your…
  • Mar 10

    How Does an ABLE Account Work?

    How Does an ABLE Account Work?
    In December of 2014, the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was signed into law. The Act provides a new tool to care for disabled loved ones, relieving stress for millions of families. Caregivers often spend sleepless nights…
  • Mar 3

    Controlling the Uncontrollable Situation

    Controlling the Uncontrollable Situation
    “My dream is that every terminally ill American has access to the choice to die on their own terms with dignity.” That is Brittany Maynard, who you probably heard a lot about last year. In the spring of 2014, Brittany Maynard, age…
Rank this Week: 2979

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

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

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Mar 17

    David Cassidy Bankruptcy Case

    David Cassidy Bankruptcy Case
    It looks as if one time heartthrob David Cassidy has fallen on hard times. The 70s television star who has sold over 30 million records, has filed for bankruptcy in a federal court in Fort Lauderdale. He states that he … Continue…
  • Mar 3

    Radio Shack Bankruptcy Case

    Radio Shack Bankruptcy Case
    After 94 years, what was once a staple of radio and stereo aficionados has filed for bankruptcy. Though they had managed to stay in business for many years more than expected, the company will be doing a massive restructuring and ……
  • Feb 16

    Companies Bankruptcy Leads to Student Exposure, Possible Identity Theft

    Companies Bankruptcy Leads to Student Exposure, Possible Identity Theft
    Usually, when companies go bankrupt and are broken up in order to sell, the transfer of private information is done in a safe and private way. But when ConnectEDU Inc., an education-tech company, was broken up in order to sell, ……
Rank this Week: 3217

EstateAware

EstateAware

Covers personal legal and financial planning. By Griffin Bridgers.

http://www.estateaware.com
  • Mar 16

    Digital Estate Planning: The Age of the Information Fiduciary

    Digital Estate Planning: The Age of the Information Fiduciary
    In my previous digital estate planning post, I posed the question regarding the difference between the decedent in the 1990’s who threw away all his bank accounts, photos, and family letters before death, and the decedent in…
  • Feb 2

    Digital Estate Planning: The Role of the Attorney

    Digital Estate Planning: The Role of the Attorney
    The duty of an estate planning attorney, at its core, is to allow a client to create a plan which is legally enforceable, which minimizes conflict,  and which maximizes benefits available under law.  An attorney costs money, and the…
  • Jan 28

    Digital Estate Planning: Profiteering or Legitimate Concern?

    Digital Estate Planning: Profiteering or Legitimate Concern?
    If you haven’t figured out by now, one of my biggest issues with estate planning is the incessant fear-mongering used to scare people into getting their estate planning done.  As I have previously mentioned, fear is not a motivator…
Rank this Week: 2963

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/
  • Mar 16

    Palm Desert Trust Attorney Explains the Pitfalls of Bankruptcy on Trust

    Palm Desert Trust Attorney Explains the Pitfalls of Bankruptcy on Trust
    Bankruptcy can disrupt your estate plan. We previously discussed here the problem bankruptcy creates if you have assets in joint tenancy with a bankruptcy debtor. However, bankruptcy can also effect your estate plan for your beneficiaries if…
  • Jan 5

    Palm Springs Estate Planning Attorney Discusses New California Laws 2015

    Palm Springs Estate Planning Attorney Discusses New California Laws 2015
    California has roughly 900 new laws that will go into effect in 2015. Some of the highlights are: Immigrant Driver's Licenses The DMV will now issue driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants if they meet every qualification including…
  • Jan 5

    Palm Springs Estate Planning Attorney Discusses New California Laws 2015

    Palm Springs Estate Planning Attorney Discusses New California Laws 2015
    California has roughly 900 new laws that will go into effect in 2015. Some of the highlights are: Immigrant Driver’s Licenses The DMV will now issue driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants if they meet every qualification…
Rank this Week: 5004

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/
  • Mar 13

    Obtaining a Trademark… Are We There Yet?

    Obtaining a Trademark… Are We There Yet?
    You have decided that it is finally time to protect your brand, however you have been wondering how long it will take before you officially are the owner of a trademark. The answer will generally depend upon your specific situation, however,…
  • Mar 11

    Community Association Managers, Lawyers, and Tooth Whitening?

    Community Association Managers, Lawyers, and Tooth Whitening?
    So, what do state boards that regulate community association managers and dentists have in common? According to a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court last week, possibly more than you’d think. Interestingly, the case of North Carolina…
  • Mar 6

    Unpaid Rent: 5 things a North Carolina Landlord should think after a tenant leave

    Unpaid Rent: 5 things a North Carolina Landlord should think after a tenant leave
    Your tenants are gone and still owe you rent. Is it worth your time, effort and money to pursue a money judgment against them? Unfortunately, collection efforts can be expensive and difficult and, often, just aren’t worth it. If the…
Rank this Week: 2853

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Mar 11

    Brian Plain CFP | The Alternative Advisor Podcast

    Brian Plain CFP | The Alternative Advisor Podcast
    As an estate planning attorney, I find myself working with clients to protect certain aspects of their financial life at a very high level, meaning, that while we work together to establish the framework that ensures the client and his or her…
  • Feb 9

    Safekeeping Estate Planning Document

    Safekeeping Estate Planning Document
    Drafting a complete estate plan can give a person peace of mind in the assurance that he and his loved ones will be taken care of should disability or death come knocking. One of the most common questions I get as an estate planning attorney…
  • Jan 14

    Pet Care After Death | Planning for Furry Family Member

    Pet Care After Death | Planning for Furry Family Member
    According to the Humane Society of the United States, pet ownership in the United States has more than tripled from the 1970s, when approximately 67 million households had pets, to 2012, when there were 167 million households that owned pets,…
Rank this Week: 2851

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

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

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Mar 10

    Nashville, and the Tale of the Invalid Will

    Nashville, and the Tale of the Invalid Will
    One of our guilty pleasures is ABC’s soapy drama Nashville, which follows the trials and tribulations of the country music industry. On the recent episode “I’m Lost Between Right or Wrong”, singer Deacon Clayborne,…
  • Mar 5

    Estate Planning and Financial Loose Ends After Divorce

    Estate Planning and Financial Loose Ends After Divorce
    Following the emotional and financial turmoil of a divorce, people are understandably focused on their own well-being, helping their children through the transition, and moving on to the next chapter of their lives. This can lead to their…
  • Feb 18

    Cohabitation After Divorce: Living with a New Partner Can Impact Alimony

    Cohabitation After Divorce: Living with a New Partner Can Impact Alimony
    Many people are aware that a remarriage can end a former spouse’s alimony, but not everyone realizes that cohabiting after a divorce can also affect alimony. This is a particularly important issue given how many couples are…
Rank this Week: 3429

California Estate Lawyer Blog

California Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as accounting, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, elder abuse, intestacy, trust litigation, and undue influence. By Theodore M. Hankin.

http://www.californiaestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4507

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
  • Mar 9

    Frequently Asked Probate Question

    Frequently Asked Probate Question
    As a probate lawyer, I am often asked many important questions about the probate process. I have decided to make a list of some of the most frequent questions in an effort to help people understand the process better. What is Probate? Probate…
  • Jan 27

    Spending Down Assets to Qualify for Medicaid Nursing Home Care

    Spending Down Assets to Qualify for Medicaid Nursing Home Care
    Medicaid nursing home care is a means-based program, which means that the government looks at your income and assets to determine eligibility. Since you can’t gift away your assets and qualify for nursing home care for up to 5 years,…
  • Dec 31

    Effects of a Divorce on Estate Planning

    Effects of a Divorce on Estate Planning
    In addition to the emotional and financial ramifications of a divorce, there are important estate planning implications for clients contemplating divorce or separation. Along with selling, dividing, and re-titling assets comes the necessity…
Rank this Week: 2861

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

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

    Basics about Tennessee Probate

    Basics about Tennessee Probate
    Recently, I appeared on Nashville’s News Channel 5 Talk of the Town Extra to talk about the basics of probate in Tennessee. If you have recently experienced the loss of a loved one, you know how hard things can be during such a trying…
  • Jan 19

    Estate Planning New Year’s Resolution

    Estate Planning New Year’s Resolution
    Having entered the New Year you may have created a list of resolutions that you hope to accomplish sometime during 2015. Some may be looking to exercise more, eat healthier, or even save some more money. Although it may not be one of the…
  • Dec 23

    Tennessee Probate Inheritance Taxe

    Tennessee Probate Inheritance Taxe
    While it seems as though you can be taxed for almost anything these days, there is good news for those who may be worried about potential inheritance taxes in Tennessee. Many states have made a push to eliminate inheritance taxes in an effort…
Rank this Week: 3480

Iowa Estate Plan

Iowa Estate Plan

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

http://www.iowaestateplan.com/
  • Mar 1

    The Trusted Trustee: Who Gets to Have All the Fun?

    The Trusted Trustee: Who Gets to Have All the Fun?
    When you are putting together your estate plan (and shame on you if you haven't done so yet) one of the decisions you may face is 'who should be the trustee?'This question assumes that you are using a trust.  Whether it is due to young…
  • Jan 4

    What Happens When your Special Needs Child Turns 18 in Iowa?

    What Happens When your Special Needs Child Turns 18 in Iowa?
    A common scenario for children with special needs can arise when the child turns age 18 (age of majority in Iowa).  Once they are an adult, they are entitled to make their own decisions and healthcare information to others may be…
  • Nov 30

    Now and Later: Power of Attorney Authority in Iowa

    Now and Later: Power of Attorney Authority in Iowa
    When I was younger, I used to love Now and Later candy, despite the "workout" it gave my mouth/teeth.  You can enjoy the candy as a hard candy, and continue to enjoy it later when it is soft and chewy. It was like having having a…
Rank this Week: 2549

Estateography

Estateography

By Alvi Aggarwal.

http://www.estateography.com/
  • Mar 1

    Resigning as Administrator or Executor of a Virginia Estate

    Resigning as Administrator or Executor of a Virginia Estate
    Question: I qualified as an administrator of my aunt's estate. I don't want to be an administrator any more. What can I do? Answer: An administrator (or executor) can resign; however, resigning isn't as easy as qualifying. To resign, a…
  • Jan 31

    Modifying and Terminating Irrevocable Trusts under Virginia's Uniform Trust Code

    Modifying and Terminating Irrevocable Trusts under Virginia's Uniform Trust Code
    Your browser is not able to display frames. Please visit the mind map: Modifying & Terminating Irrevocable Trusts under Virginias Trust Code by Alvi Aggarwal Yates Campbell & Hoeg LLPs Trust Code by Alvi Aggarwal Yates Campbell…
  • Jan 31

    Modifying and Terminating Irrevocable Trusts under Virginia's Uniform Trust Code

    Modifying and Terminating Irrevocable Trusts under Virginia's Uniform Trust Code
    Your browser is not able to display frames. Please visit the mind map: Modifying & Terminating Irrevocable Trusts under Virginias Trust Code by Alvi Aggarwal Yates Campbell & Hoeg LLPs Trust Code by Alvi Aggarwal Yates Campbell…
Rank this Week: 2585

Law Offices of Richard B.…

Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.rbsllc.com/blog/
  • Feb 28

    Estate Planning and Digital Asset

    Estate Planning and Digital Asset
    While it’s relatively new, digital assets are quickly becoming the “topic of choice” for clients and their estate planning attorneys. If you are online and have any kind of online account, odds are, there’s value in…
  • Feb 27

    What reasons do you have to revise your estate plan?

    What reasons do you have to revise your estate plan?
    Many clients believe that estate planning is one of those things they do one time and then never think of it again. Nothing could be further from the truth. Just as life is not static, neither are our estate planning efforts. While it is true…
  • Feb 26

    How Can I Protect My Spouse When I Apply for Medicaid?

    How Can I Protect My Spouse When I Apply for Medicaid?
    At some point during your Golden Years there is a very good chance that you will need long-term care. Given the extremely high cost of long-term care that means there is also a very good chance you will need to qualify for the Medicaid…
Rank this Week: 3205

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 27

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

    The Link Event: Planning for – and Protecting – Your Digital Asset
    Together with The Link, SYK Partner, Victoria Blachly is presenting on recent Oregon and national legislation regarding digital assets and how to plan accordingly. Do you have bank or investment account statements delivered to you online…
  • Feb 3

    Elder Financial Abuse and Escrow Agents – Proposed Oregon House Bill 2780 (HB 2780)

    Elder Financial Abuse and Escrow Agents – Proposed Oregon House Bill 2780 (HB 2780)
    Oregon’s recent House Bill 2780, sponsored by Rep. Julie Parrish of West Linn, seeks to diminish the potential for elder financial abuse by brokers with modifications to real estate regulations that govern property sales for older…
  • Jan 14

    Will the Texas Supreme Court Rule That Life Settlement Policies Are Investment Contracts?

    Will the Texas Supreme Court Rule That Life Settlement Policies Are Investment Contracts?
    On December 12, 2014, NASAA presented an amicus brief supporting the Respondents in the Texas Supreme Court case Arnold v. Life Partners, Inc. The brief argued that that life insurance contracts sold as life settlement contracts to third…
Rank this Week: 4160

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Feb 27

    Keep Bankruptcy Code §548(e) in Mind if You Have a DAPT

    Keep Bankruptcy Code §548(e) in Mind if You Have a DAPT
    About 16 states now have laws that allow a Domestic Asset Protection Trust (DAPT). These trusts can be very useful to protect assets in many situations. But keep in mind that a DAPT (like other asset protection strategies) is designed to…
  • Feb 5

    Thorough Estate Planning Can Help Protect Assets - and Provide More Privacy

    Thorough Estate Planning Can Help Protect Assets - and Provide More Privacy
    Much of my work is centered on helping clients protect their assets during their lifetimes.  But most people also want to make sure that their assets are protected after their deaths. A recent article in the New York Times describes a…
  • Jan 27

    Correcting Your Credit Report May Be Harder Than You Think

    Correcting Your Credit Report May Be Harder Than You Think
    Many people assume it is relatively easy to correct an error in their credit report.  That is simply not the case.  In one of my recent blog posts I explain that debtors often face an uphill battle when they try to remedy a creditor…
Rank this Week: 2587

Walker Lambe

Walker Lambe

Covers North Carolina elder law and estate planning.

http://www.organizeyourassets.com/blog/
  • Feb 23

    The 2015 Lifetime Estate Tax Exclusion & Annual Gift Tax

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

    The 2015 Lifetime Estate Tax Exclusion & Annual Gift Tax

    The 2015 Lifetime Estate Tax Exclusion & Annual Gift Tax
    Historic Overview Congress and the Wilson administration established the original federal estate tax in 1916. However, the lack of an annual gift tax limitation provided a large unintended loophole for individuals to distribute inheritances…
  • Feb 3

    2015 Lifetime and Annual Gift Tax Exclusion Increase

    2015 Lifetime and Annual Gift Tax Exclusion Increase
    Lifetime and Annual Gift Tax Exclusions Historical Overview: Congress and the Wilson administration established the original federal estate tax in 1916. However, the lack of an annual gift tax limitation provided a large unintended loophole…
Rank this Week: 3027

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/
  • 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,…
  • Feb 4

    Why a will is not enough (or why your estate plan should include a revocable trust)

    Why a will is not enough (or why your estate plan should include a revocable trust)
    Your will is a legally binding statement directing who will receive your property upon your death. It also appoints a legal representative, often called an “executor” or “personal representative,” to carry out your…
  • Feb 2

    Medicaid's Rules on Giving Away Your Assets and Qualifying for Nursing Home Long Term Care

    Medicaid's Rules on Giving Away Your Assets and Qualifying for Nursing Home Long Term Care
    In order to be eligible for Medicaid, you cannot have recently transferred assets. Congress does not want you to find out you need nursing home care on Monday, give all your money to your children (or anyone else) on Tuesday, and qualify for…
Rank this Week: 2306