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Wisconsin Estate Planning

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Covers Wisconsin estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration, real estate law, business organization, and individual income tax preparation. By Tesar Law Group, S.C.

http://blog.tesarlaw.com/
  • Feb 5

    Will You Still Friend Me or Tweet Me When I’m Gone?

    Will You Still Friend Me or Tweet Me When I’m Gone?
    Today it is wise to plan for your digital assets just as you plan for distribution of property and assets in an estate plan. 
  • Feb 3

    Take Time After Receiving an Inheritance Before Investing

    Take Time After Receiving an Inheritance Before Investing
    If an experienced financial professional can make mistakes when dealing with an inheritance, imagine the bad decisions someone not used to handling large sums of assets can make.
  • Feb 1

    The Growing Specter of Guardian Abuse

    The Growing Specter of Guardian Abuse
    Guardianship is a fairly straightforward and basic function, however there are a growing number of cases where professional guardians are taking advantage of their elderly wards, decimating estates and causing unnecessary hardship.
Rank this Week: 3475

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

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

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
  • Feb 4

    January 2016 Newsletter—Social Security Disability & Special Needs Planning New

    January 2016 Newsletter—Social Security Disability & Special Needs Planning New
    Please see the January 2016 Newsletter of Fairfax Virginia Disability and Special Needs Planning Attorney, Sheri Abrams. For Social Security Disability & Special Needs Planning News click  here For more information visit: …
  • Jan 20

    Northern Virginia Emergency Phone Numbers & Website

    Northern Virginia Emergency Phone Numbers & Website
    With the expected “historic” snow storm heading Northern Virginia’s way, I wanted to remind everyone of  some of the important phone numbers and websites to keep handy: 9-1-1, for police, fire, and rescue…
  • Jan 11

    If you live in Virginia and Are Denied Social Security Disability Benefits, What Should You Do?

    If you live in Virginia and Are Denied Social Security Disability Benefits, What Should You Do?
    Appeal! Many disabled people in Virginia become disheartened and frustrated after they receive a Social Security disability benefits denial notice, and they do not appeal. This is often a mistake. Nationally, about 80% of all applicants are…
Rank this Week: 4390

The Estate Planning and Wealth…

The Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation Blog for Trusted Advisors

Covers asset protection, estate and gift tax, and wills and trusts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://estateplanning.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 4

    Form 8971 and Instructions Issued – How do they Apply to Portability-Only 706 Filings?

    Form 8971 and Instructions Issued – How do they Apply to Portability-Only 706 Filings?
    Earlier this week, the IRS issued final Form 8971 and the related Instructions.  The form is used to report the final estate tax value of property distributed from an estate.  The purpose of the form is to help the IRS enforce…
  • Dec 14

    An Alternative to Estate Tax Closing Letter

    An Alternative to Estate Tax Closing Letter
    As detailed in our two previous posts in early July and a week ago, the IRS will no longer automatically be issuing estate tax closing letters.  The Executor can either call the IRS to request a closing letter (once 4 months have…
  • Dec 1

    Update on IRS Procedure for Estate Tax Closing Letter

    Update on IRS Procedure for Estate Tax Closing Letter
    As we reported in early July, the IRS will no longer be automatically issuing estate tax closing letters.  The burden is on the Executor to request one once 4 months have passed since the filing of the estate tax return.  The IRS…
Rank this Week: 2455

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Feb 4

    Controlling your California Trust or Will mediation–Part 1

    Controlling your California Trust or Will mediation–Part 1
    The process of mediation. Mediation is a process, a process you can use to reach a successful resolution in your case, but only if you understand how the process works. So many people fail to maximize what they can get out of their case by…
  • Jan 28

    How to Handle Bad Trustees: Damages for Breach of Trust

    How to Handle Bad Trustees: Damages for Breach of Trust
    When a California Trustee breaches his duties of Trust, there can be damages that must be repaid by the Trustee.  However, not every type of damage is available.  For example, there are no “pain and suffering” type…
  • Jan 21

    Quality Matters in California Trust and Will Contest

    Quality Matters in California Trust and Will Contest
    When exactly did we lose sight of quality? In our fast paced world, we often expect things (1) cheaply, and (2) quickly. That works great for fast food and cheap electronics, but not so well for professional services. If you need a heart…
Rank this Week: 3773

Walker Lambe

Walker Lambe

Covers North Carolina elder law and estate planning.

http://www.organizeyourassets.com/blog/
  • Feb 4

    How to Find the Right Estate Planning Attorney

    How to Find the Right Estate Planning Attorney
    If you have yet to take the time to create your estate plan, you need to make the time to do so. Despite understanding the importance of estate planning, over half of all Americans do not have an estate plan in place. A comprehensive estate…
  • Feb 2

    How Is Legacy Planning Different from Estate Planning?

    How Is Legacy Planning Different from Estate Planning?
    Almost everyone has heard of estate planning – but have you heard of legacy planning? Legacy planning takes the concept of estate planning one step further, allowing you to incorporate your morals, beliefs and ideals into your…
  • Jan 28

    What Is Involved in Creating a Trust?

    What Is Involved in Creating a Trust?
    For most people, a Last Will and Testament serves as the foundation of their comprehensive estate plan. Your Will, however, is rarely the sum total of your estate plan. Instead, it is usually the springboard from which other estate planning…
Rank this Week: 3688

Nevada Trust Reporter

Nevada Trust Reporter

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

http://blog.trustprovident.com/
  • Feb 3

    Can Your IRA Hold a TIC Property and Why?

    Can Your IRA Hold a TIC Property and Why?
    Real estate has emerged as one of the most popular asset classes for self-directed IRA investors.  Some investors like it for the hedge against inflation, while others like the idea of having/owning something tangible, that they…
  • Jan 28

    2015 Statements & Forms Are On The Way!

    2015 Statements & Forms Are On The Way!
    Dear Provident account holders, watch out for some of your 2015 forms and statements coming in the mail!
  • Jan 28

    2016 Most Advisor-Friendly

    2016 Most Advisor-Friendly
    This year we had the great honor of being featured in as one of the 2016 most advisor-friendly trust companies in America. Check out the full article here (https://trustprovident.com/Articles/Article_AFTC-2016.pdf)
Rank this Week: 3052

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Covers issues relating to wills, trusts, estate planning, and probate in Texas. By Rania Combs.

http://www.texaswillsandtrustslaw.com
  • Feb 1

    The Dangers of DIY Estate Planning

    The Dangers of DIY Estate Planning
    We are a nation of do-it-yourselfers. Nowhere is that fact more evident than in our local Home Depot or Lowe’s stores. If we need new flooring, we take a class to learn how to install tile or hardwoods. If we need a room painted, there…
  • Jan 22

    Can I Make a Will if I am Physically Incapable of Signing a Document?

    Can I Make a Will if I am Physically Incapable of Signing a Document?
    A Will is an important document. It allows you to specify how and to whom you property is distributed when you die. To be valid, certain formalities must be followed. For example, if you want to create a holographic Will, it should be…
  • Jan 13

    Is There a Way to Find a Deceased Person Missing Life Insurance Policy?

    Is There a Way to Find a Deceased Person Missing Life Insurance Policy?
    The sudden death of a spouse is devastating, and the devastation can be magnified when financial pressures abound. In families which rely on the deceased spouse’s income for meeting financial obligations, having one income suddenly…
Rank this Week: 4944

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
  • Feb 1

    Divorce Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Divorce Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    The arguments, harsh words, and lack of respect from each spouse toward the other have finally led to the decision to get a divorce. Experienced divorce attorneys, such as Fessler, Schneider, & Grimme, will help you to move beyond the…
  • Jan 22

    Custody Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Custody Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    Child custody is a complex issue that includes where the child lives, who gives the child protection, care, education, and financial support.   Custody does not become finally resolved until the child is grown, not attending school,…
  • Jan 13

    Estate Needs Attorneys in Ft. Thoma

    Estate Needs Attorneys in Ft. Thoma
    One of the most popular past-times this week is dreaming about what to do with your lottery winnings. You know you most likely will not see a dime from the lottery, but if you do win Fessler, Schneider, & Grimme want you to make some…
Rank this Week: 2994

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Jan 29

    Who is Responsible for Protecting Your Rights as a Shareholder?

    Who is Responsible for Protecting Your Rights as a Shareholder?
    Becoming a shareholder in a corporation is a weighty decision. You are deciding that you trust a company enough to invest. Sometimes, it’s hard to be certain that the company is holding up its end of the deal. As a shareholder, you have…
  • Jan 22

    Exactly How Does Power of Attorney Work?

    Exactly How Does Power of Attorney Work?
    Some people think that establishing power of attorney is only for the very wealthy, or those with pressing health concerns. In fact, it’s a good idea for every person to have this important safeguard in place. With the help of a good…
  • Jan 15

    Why a Nonprofit Nursing Home May Be the Best Option for Your Loved One

    Why a Nonprofit Nursing Home May Be the Best Option for Your Loved One
    Choosing a nursing home facility for an elderly loved one is a difficult decision for a family to make. There are so many factors at play: quality of care, distance from home, and a pleasant environment, among others. Many options may be…
Rank this Week: 2189

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeestatelawblog.com/
  • Jan 28

    Robin Williams’ Window States She was ‘Forced’ into Estate Battle with His Children

    Robin Williams’ Window States She was ‘Forced’ into Estate Battle with His Children
    According to multiple news reports, Robin Williams’ wife, Susan Williams, stated that she was forced into taking legal action against Robin Williams’ children concerning his estate. She told “Good Morning America” in…
  • Jan 4

    Are your Kids Away at College? Consider Updating your Estate Plan

    Are your Kids Away at College? Consider Updating your Estate Plan
    No one wants to think about leaving their kids and family behind when they pass away, however, if you have the best estate plan possible for your family, then you can make sure they will be well taken care of. When your kids are old enough to…
  • Dec 16

    Think all your property goes through probate? Think again.

    Think all your property goes through probate? Think again.
    We all want to protect one property, assets and loved ones after we pass away so that they can still have a bright future. Typically, a person trying to protect their assets and their loved ones will have a will drafted for them. However,…
Rank this Week: 2819

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Jan 28

    Can Assets in a Living Trust Impact Medicaid Eligibility?

    Can Assets in a Living Trust Impact Medicaid Eligibility?
    There are a number of very useful things that can be accomplished through the creation of a revocable living trust. Assets in this type of trust can be distributed outside of probate, and this is one advantage. Secondly, you can include…
  • Jan 26

    Elder Care: The Imperfect Storm

    Elder Care: The Imperfect Storm
    There are some things that you should know about elder care when you are devising a budget for your senior years. Many people are under the impression that health care expenses won’t be much of a concern, because Medicare will pick up…
  • Jan 21

    End the Estate Planning Procrastination in 2016

    End the Estate Planning Procrastination in 2016
    People often make resolutions when a new year rolls around, and this is a very good idea. When the page is turned, you have a fresh opportunity to make changes and take care of responsibilities that you have been procrastinating about. With…
Rank this Week: 2837

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Covers bankruptcy and estate planning.

http://wplawpractice.com/blog/
  • Jan 27

    Your 2015 Tax Refund Can Eliminate your Debt

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

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

    Attorney Malissa L. Walden Selected for List of Top Rated Lawyers in KS.
    A Kansas City based bankruptcy lawyer, Malissa L. Walden, has been named a top attorney in Kansas.   Lenexa, KS December 14, 2015 – The 2015 list of top rated attorneys in KS as published in the November, 2015 issue of KC Magazine…
  • Dec 1

    Is America’s middle class vanishing?

    Is America’s middle class vanishing?
    Is America’s middle class‬ vanishing? “The situation is so bad that Morgan Stanley (MS) says the middle class is “eroding.” Too many people have high debt burdens.”  An interesting article on CNN…
Rank this Week: 3221

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Jan 27

    Who Should You Discuss Your Estate Plan With?

    Who Should You Discuss Your Estate Plan With?
    When you create an estate plan, the first question that will be on your mind is whom you should discuss your wishes with. Unfortunately, the answer isn't as simple as you might think. Keeping an Estate Plan Secret Some individuals...
  • Jan 22

    Elder Law: The Importance of a Durable Power of Attorney

    Elder Law: The Importance of a Durable Power of Attorney
    A Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA) is a legal document in which you assign a family member or close friend to manage specified items. You can arrange to make someone your DPOA in the event that an unexpected circumstance arises...
  • Jan 15

    Filing for Veteran's Aid: Documentation and Verification

    Filing for Veteran's Aid: Documentation and Verification
    When you apply for Veteran's Aid, like any other assistance program, especially those run by a government entity, they are not just going to take you at your word. It is a red-tape process, and they will require documentation to...
Rank this Week: 2921

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
  • Jan 27

    Art Is Tricky For Estate Planning

    Art Is Tricky For Estate Planning
    Investors in art are generally encouraged not to invest in art, but to collect it. They are told to buy what they like and not to buy things they hope to increase in worth. Still, financial matters must be considered by collectors, especially…
  • Jan 20

    Blood Test Eyed For Alzheimer’

    Blood Test Eyed For Alzheimer’
    Scientists reported recently that they are nearing development of a blood test that can detect Alzheimer’s disease, a breakthrough that would let doctors to begin intervening at the earliest, most treatable stage. The news was disclosed…
  • Jan 13

    Save on Estate Planning Fee

    Save on Estate Planning Fee
    Estate planning is important, but it isn’t inexpensive. Yet there are ways to save on the costs. An article in Time gives five steps to take to better understand and, as a result, lower the costs of estate planning. Understand what is…
Rank this Week: 4918

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 27

    A Warning for Long-Term Care Patients: Monitor Your B12 Level

    A Warning for Long-Term Care Patients: Monitor Your B12 Level
    Today’s entry is a little different from my usual blogs, and it’s written especially for my clients who are currently receiving some form of long-term care. A brand-new study out of Canada, reported in U.S. News & World…
  • Jan 20

    You Can’t Paint Long-Term Care Insurance with a Broad Brush

    You Can’t Paint Long-Term Care Insurance with a Broad Brush
    Forbes has an interesting new article that traces the history of long-term care insurance in America. It’s a topic I suspect many college history courses fail to touch upon, and not many more law school classes either. Essentially, the…
  • Jan 13

    A New Year, A New Hope for Dementia

    A New Year, A New Hope for Dementia
    Star Wars is all anyone is talking about these days, so I supposed it’s appropriate to be blogging about “a new hope.” (For those who’ve been hiding under an asteroid for the last forty years, A New Hope is the…
Rank this Week: 3836

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: 2972

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4843

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 21

    My Statutory Prerogative

    My Statutory Prerogative
    Note: this blog was originally written and posted for SCOV Law. Demarest v. Underhill, 2016 VT 10 This case focuses on who gets the responsibility of maintaining an old, rough road in Underhill, Vermont: the Town that has historically…
  • Sep 18

    Vermont’s Star Chamber Blacklists The Poor

    Vermont’s Star Chamber Blacklists The Poor
    Imagine living in a Vermont where you, without any notice, are put on a secret government blacklist so that you are prohibited for life from earning a livelihood in hundreds of occupations. Imagine the only way to be removed from the…
  • Sep 18

    Vermont’s Star Chamber Blacklists The Poor

    Vermont’s Star Chamber Blacklists The Poor
    Imagine living in a Vermont where you, without any notice, are put on a secret government blacklist so that you are prohibited for life from earning a livelihood in hundreds of occupations. Imagine the only way to be removed from the…
Rank this Week: 3060

Michigan Estate Planning, Probate…

Michigan Estate Planning, Probate and Elder Law

Covers Michigan estate planning, wills, living trusts, powers of attorney, elder law, caregiving, family matters and growing older . By Glenn Matecun.

http://matecunlaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 19

    Do you see the real person, or just what you want to see?

    Do you see the real person, or just what you want to see?
    This is a preview of this month’s legal corner article which will be published on January 27, 2016. “Uniqueness is what makes you the most beautiful.”  ~ Lea Michele I was re-reading one of the late Stephen…
  • Mar 31

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?
    Check this out if you want to learn more about how a Michigan Lady Bird Deed works and how it can help with your Will, Trust or other estate planning.
  • Mar 31

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?

    What is a Lady Bird Deed?
    Check this out if you want to learn more about how a Michigan Lady Bird Deed works and how it can help with your Will, Trust or other estate planning.
Rank this Week: 4921

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

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

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4293

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
  • Jan 18

    Ethical Wills: A Legacy With Love

    Ethical Wills: A Legacy With Love
    My dream to build an estate planning practice was born early in my law school career. My first trusts and estates class introduced me to a legal world where the most important and sensitive parts of our lives, our mortality, were front and…
  • Dec 17

    Where Should I Keep My Will

    Where Should I Keep My Will
    So you’ve done the responsible thing. You’ve prepared a last will to protect your family when you die. Great – now where do you keep it? For starters, somewhere your loved ones can find it. But which place is most safe yet…
  • Oct 27

    Seven Questions to Ask an Estate and Probate Attorney

    Seven Questions to Ask an Estate and Probate Attorney
    Nobody wants to call a probate lawyer. People only call us when they are dealing with the loss of a family member and need help through the process. Over the years, I have been privileged to speak with hundreds of clients and helped address…
Rank this Week: 2287

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Jan 16

    #Walktoria – Highlighting Pedestrian Safety in Greater Victoria

    #Walktoria – Highlighting Pedestrian Safety in Greater Victoria
    The other night a tweet was posted: It highlighted a common problem, a “ghost crosswalk” across a busy road to a bus stop in Saanich.  It seems that being a pedestrian in Victoria comes with some less than ideal conditions.…
  • Jan 7

    Waiving Goodbye to Rights in Marine Accident

    Waiving Goodbye to Rights in Marine Accident
    When is a Liability Waiver Effective? Giving up, or waiving, the right to claim for the consequences of someone else’s carelessness is something we all frequently do.   A surprising number of activities we regularly engage in…
  • Jan 6

    Zombie Ships – the Perils of Failing to Neutralize Your Vessel Ownership

    Zombie Ships – the Perils of Failing to Neutralize Your Vessel Ownership
    Captain Black decided to sell his tug and barge to a fellow from up the coast who wanted to start a dock building business.  His wife and warmer weather begged for Black’s attention.  Black signed the bills of sale and pushed…
Rank this Week: 2547

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers wills & trusts, probate and conservatorships. By Ginzburg & Bronshteyn LLP.

http://www.losangelesprobatelitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    Beverly Hills Bar Association Program – Wills, Evidence and Henry VIII: A Discussion of Estate of Duke

    Beverly Hills Bar Association Program – Wills, Evidence and Henry VIII: A Discussion of Estate of Duke
    Firm partner, Yasha Bronshteyn, is looking forward to attending the A Discussion of Estate of Duke which will be presented on January 19, 2016, at Lawry’s in Beverly Hills, by the Beverly Hills Bar Association-Trust & Wills…
  • Dec 3

    Mental Competence/Conservatorship

    Mental Competence/Conservatorship
    Looks like an attempt at a potential conservatorship of Sumner Redstone the 92-year-old executive chairman of Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp.  However, at this juncture Mr. Redstone will not have to submit to a battery of medical tests to…
  • Oct 10

    Probate Lawyers’ Breakfast Club – with Judge Daniel S. Murphy

    Probate Lawyers’ Breakfast Club – with Judge Daniel S. Murphy
    Ginzburg & Bronhteyn, LLP, Trust Litigator and firm partner, Yasha Bronshteyn, will attend the Probate Lawyers Event presented by ADR Services on October 27, 2015, where Judge Daniel S. Murphy, most recently sitting in Department 29…
Rank this Week: 3548

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covering estate planning, elder law, special needs planning, and veteran's benefits in Virginia. By Hook Law Center.

http://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jan 15

    Understanding the stages of Alzheimer’

    Understanding the stages of Alzheimer’
    Reportedly, over five million Americans are afflicted with Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association has created a checklist of the usual symptoms to help you identify the warning signs. Among these are changes in memory that…
  • Jan 7

    Transportation is an often overlooked but crucial aspect of retirement planning

    Transportation is an often overlooked but crucial aspect of retirement planning
    When people engage in retirement planning, they often fail to think about transportation. They do not consider that a time may come when they will no longer be able to drive themselves, and will have to rely on others to go to doctors’…
  • Dec 29

    How caregivers can deal with behavioral changes of loved ones with dementia

    How caregivers can deal with behavioral changes of loved ones with dementia
    There is ample research to suggest that family caregivers are more distressed by behavioral problems and changes in the personality of their loved ones than by their physical disabilities. For instance, while it may prove challenging for…
Rank this Week: 2154

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/
  • Jan 15

    Why You Should Join & Support North Carolina’s CAI Chapter

    Why You Should Join & Support North Carolina’s CAI Chapter
    As 2016 President of the CAI North Carolina Chapter, I encourage you to join the Community Associations Institute (CAI) if you are not already a member.   Homeowner and condominium associations have become a major force in our…
  • Jan 14

    Drone Wars: South Carolina Drone Laws and Your Homeowners Association and Condominium Association

    Drone Wars: South Carolina Drone Laws and Your Homeowners Association and Condominium Association
    As highlighted in his recent blog post, Jim Slaughter of Rossabi Black Slaughter, P.A., noted the explosion of drone purchasing and use. This post is designed to supplement Jim’s summary of specific drone-related laws passed in North…
  • Jan 11

    Title: Land Use, HOAs, and Your Neighborhood, continued . . .

    Title: Land Use, HOAs, and Your Neighborhood, continued . . .
    This post is Part 2 in the series: “Land Use, HOAs, and Your Neighborhood”. The goal of the series is to explain how land use works, both in process and function, in your HOA and your municipality. These two areas of law may seem…
Rank this Week: 2325

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/
  • Jan 15

    Estate documents your heirs need – and where to keep them

    Estate documents your heirs need – and where to keep them
    By Elizabeth J. McKinney, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP When someone dies, there’s lots to do. It’s not quite as hurried as most think it is, but usually, within a week of the funeral, the heirs are starting the…
  • Jan 12

    The IRA gift provision is now permanent

    The IRA gift provision is now permanent
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP Over the past decade, Congress has passed a law – usually at the last minute – that allows for gifts directly from Individual Retirement Accounts to charitable…
  • Dec 9

    Tips for seniors on avoiding competency battle

    Tips for seniors on avoiding competency battle
    By Elizabeth J. McKinney, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP As we age, one of our collective greatest fears is that we’ll lose the power to make our own decisions. This happens sometimes because our faculties begin to…
Rank this Week: 2395

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A.…

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A. Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.arkansas-estateplanning.com/blog/
  • Jan 12

    Advantages of Gifting

    Advantages of Gifting
    Take Advantage of Gifting to Reduce Your Estate  Compliments of Our Law Firm, Deborah Sexton Law firm Written By: The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys For some of us, one reason we earn money is to provide the extras, the…
  • Jan 7

    Funeral

    Funeral
    Practical Discussions About Funerals  Compliments of Our Law Firm, Deborah Sexton Law Firm Written By: The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys With all of the uncertainty in life, the one common denominator we all share and…
  • Jan 7

    Funding Trusts: Is There Fuel in the Car?

    Funding Trusts: Is There Fuel in the Car?
    This is an article from the WealthCounsel Insight Brief that we thought others may find helpful. The WealthCounsel is a highly-respected organization that provides a collaborative network of estate planning and business attorneys worldwide.…
Rank this Week: 2995

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
  • Jan 10

    4 Federal Trademark Benefit

    4 Federal Trademark Benefit
    One of the most common questions people ask trademark attorneys is: Why should I apply for federal trademark registration — what benefits does it provide? Well, there are actually lots of benefits, but there are four (4) principal…
  • Nov 2

    Passing Values, Not Just Money, via Incentive Trust

    Passing Values, Not Just Money, via Incentive Trust
    It's one of the deepest felt concerns. How can you pass your values onto your children and grandchildren even if you pass away earlier than you expect? Letters, family trips and treasured memories are one way to leave a legacy, but what about…
  • Sep 28

    Kids Off to College? It Might Be Time for an Estate Plan Update

    Kids Off to College? It Might Be Time for an Estate Plan Update
    You're finally an empty nester. After sending the youngest of your kids off to college, you are a mixed bag of emotions. On one hand, you're happy to see your kids fly the coup and spread their wings. On the other, you're wondering where time…
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Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blog
  • Jan 9

    Challenging the validity of a will in North Carolina

    Challenging the validity of a will in North Carolina
    Tags: Challenging the validity of a will in North Carolinatestamentary capacityChallenging the validity of a will in North Carolina based on Testamentary Capacity. Here is a link to my companion website that discusses the general rule in…
  • Dec 4

    Ann McMan New Book Release

    Ann McMan New Book Release
    Tags: Entertainment Lawyer in North Carolinacopyright attorney ncLesbian novelBackcast, a new novel, by Ann McMan is now out. http://annmcman.com/tag/backcast/ In a nutshell, what happens when a group of lesbian writers enter a…
  • Nov 19

    When to begin thinking about selling your busine

    When to begin thinking about selling your busine
    Tags: how do I sell my businessbusiness selling attorney ncSome thoughts about when to start selling your business from ExitAvenue.com http://exitavenue.com/questions-to-ask-when-you-say-i-want-to-sell-my-business/ You've worked hard to…
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Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Jan 6

    What Is Nursing Home Asset Protection?

    What Is Nursing Home Asset Protection?
    If you are planning ahead for your retirement years and the twilight years that will follow, you should certainly consider the matter of nursing home asset protection. Nursing homes are extremely expensive around the country, but here in…
  • Jan 6

    What Is Nursing Home Asset Protection?

    What Is Nursing Home Asset Protection?
    If you are planning ahead for your retirement years and the twilight years that will follow, you should certainly consider the matter of nursing home asset protection. Nursing homes are extremely expensive around the country, but here in…
  • Jan 4

    How Can You Minimize Your Estate Tax Exposure?

    How Can You Minimize Your Estate Tax Exposure?
    People in most areas of the country have just one estate tax to concern themselves with. The federal estate tax is applicable everywhere, but the good news is that there is a relatively large estate tax exclusion. The credit or exclusion is…
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Massachusetts Estate Planning,…

Massachusetts Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law

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

http://elderlaw.info/
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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/
  • Dec 31

    Estate Plan New Year’s Resolution Guide

    Estate Plan New Year’s Resolution Guide
    If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to do (or update) your estate planning, we want to help you maintain your momentum. Here are links and next-step ideas to help you move your estate planning into the “done”…
  • Dec 31

    Why you should have a will

    Why you should have a will
    If you are an adult with some assets and a loved one or two, you should have a will. At a minimum, your last will and testament expresses your wishes about how your assets will be passed on to your survivors. But it can also serve as the…
  • Dec 23

    Why every adult should have a POA

    Why every adult should have a POA
    Having a power or attorney (or POA) is at least as important as having a will. That’s the opinion I’ve come to after 24 years helping individual clients and families in private practice. As people’s lifespans have increased,…
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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 30

    How long can custodial accounts last?

    How long can custodial accounts last?
    Dear Liza: If I’d like to designate my young child as beneficiary on a retirement account and bank account by naming a custodian under CUTMA, how do I specify that I want the custodial account(s) to last until my child is…
  • Dec 7

    What Capacity Is Required To Change Beneficiary Designations?

    What Capacity Is Required To Change Beneficiary Designations?
    Dear Liza: Can someone with stage four Parkinson’s change the beneficiary on their life insurance? My answer is: it depends. That’s a pretty lawyerly answer, I know, but the thing is that whether or not someone has legal…
  • Dec 5

    Should We Create a Living Trust?

    Should We Create a Living Trust?
    Dear Liza: We are a married couple in our early and mid 30s with a one year old son living in Southern California. I have been looking at setting up a trust and/or will for our little family but not sure what is needed in our…
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Minko Law Office Blog

Minko Law Office Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

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

    Your Estate Plan and Digital Assets in the New Year

    Your Estate Plan and Digital Assets in the New Year
    If during the holiday season you received a new cell phone, tablet computer, laptop, or any other digital device, you may want to take some time to review your digital asset estate planning efforts. As technology continues to be more easily…
  • Dec 28

    Be Cautious About DIY Estate Planning

    Be Cautious About DIY Estate Planning
    As we approach the New Year, some people who have yet to begin the estate planning process might consider turning to DIY estate planning tools to create. While there is nothing wrong with wanting to create a DIY estate plan, you save money,…
  • Dec 25

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – What is a Trustee?

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – What is a Trustee?
    In our last blog post in our ongoing series on the essential estate planning knowledge, we looked at trusts, but didn’t ask a lot of questions about trustees. This week we’re going to focus on trustees to better understand who…
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Law Office of Robert L. Boydstun…

Law Office of Robert L. Boydstun Blog

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

http://www.boydstunlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 22

    The Hardship Exception to the Medicaid Penalty Period: Rare But Possible

    The Hardship Exception to the Medicaid Penalty Period: Rare But Possible
    If you transfer assets within five years of applying for Medicaid, you will likely be subject to a period of ineligibility. There is an exception, however, if enforcing the penalty period would cause the applicant an "undue hardship." The…
  • Dec 22

    How Your IRA Can Benefit Both Your Heirs and Charity

    How Your IRA Can Benefit Both Your Heirs and Charity
    Do you want to use your IRA to help a charity, but also benefit your heirs? Instead of leaving your IRA directly to your children, you can leave it to a charitable remainder unitrust (CRUT) while still benefiting your children. The post How…
  • Dec 4

    Should an Annuity Be Part of Your Retirement Planning?

    Should an Annuity Be Part of Your Retirement Planning?
    Annuities can be valuable retirement and longevity planning tools, but they are complex financial products that can be misused.  The post Should an Annuity Be Part of Your Retirement Planning? appeared first on Boydstun.
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Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Covers tax planning, estate planning, trusts, wills and charitable giving. By Finch Montgomery Wright LLP.

http://www.paloaltoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 20

    Congress Makes Charitable Rollover Permanent

    Congress Makes Charitable Rollover Permanent
    In last week’s end of the year budget bill, Congress made permanent the qualified charitable rollover distribution. This lets individuals who are 70 1/2 or older donate up to $100,000 a year directly from their IRA to qualified…
  • Dec 14

    Making Smart Charitable Gift

    Making Smart Charitable Gift
    As the year draws to a close, now is the time to consider making charitable gifts, both because it’s a good thing to do and because year-end charitable gifts will provide tax deductions. In addition to the time-tested check writing…
  • Dec 4

    Announcing my new E-Book on Estate Planning for Digital Asset

    Announcing my new E-Book on Estate Planning for Digital Asset
    Free e-book available on estate planning for digital assets. Learn how to provide, or deny, access to your digital assets.
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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/
  • Dec 18

    2016 Standard Mileage Rates for Business, Medical and Moving

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

    Tax Positions of Presidential Candidate

    Tax Positions of Presidential Candidate
    Here is a neat info-graphic on the tax positions of the Presidential Candidates. Special thanks to MBACentral.org Filed under: Business Planning, Estate and Gift Tax Planning, Estate Planning, income tax planning, Income Taxes, Taxes Tagged:…
  • Aug 9

    New 2015 Tax Law Changes Tax and FBAR Filing Deadlines & Other Noteworthy Compliance Provisions: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    New 2015 Tax Law Changes Tax and FBAR Filing Deadlines & Other Noteworthy Compliance Provisions: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
    On Friday, July 31, 2015, President Barack Obama signed HR 3236, the “Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015″ (the “Act”). Not sure how this name relates to taxes but in any…
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Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

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

    LLC Offers Flexibility For Many Business Strategie

    LLC Offers Flexibility For Many Business Strategie
    A recent article in the New York Times provides a reminder of how flexible and versatile limited liabilities have become. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife recently announced that they would eventually give away 99% of their shares…
  • Nov 20

    LLC Provides Better Asset Protection Than an S Corp

    LLC Provides Better Asset Protection Than an S Corp
    S Corporations and LLCs are both “pass through” entities for federal income tax purposes.  That is, owners are taxed on dividends/distributions; but the entity itself is not subject to federal income tax.  And, as I…
  • Oct 13

    Consider Protecting Your Family's Assets with a Dynasty Trust

    Consider Protecting Your Family's Assets with a Dynasty Trust
    A “dynasty trust” is a trust that is structured to preserve assets for multiple generations.  Assets continue to be held in trust (rather than being distributed directly to beneficiaries).  This is not a vehicle to…
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Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://yourestatematters.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    Financial Abuse of the Elderly Is Among the Fastest Growing Crimes in America

    Financial Abuse of the Elderly Is Among the Fastest Growing Crimes in America
    Over the last several decades the elderly population in the United States has grown considerably, and it shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, experts predict that by the year 2050 the number of older Americans (65 and older) will…
  • Dec 15

    Why Co-Habitating Couples Need an Estate Plan

    Why Co-Habitating Couples Need an Estate Plan
    Not all that long ago in the United States society frowned on couples who lived together outside of the bonds of matrimony. In the 21st century though, more and more couples are choosing to put off marriage until later in life, or forego the…
  • Dec 14

    Life Events that Should Trigger an Estate Plan Update

    Life Events that Should Trigger an Estate Plan Update
    In the United States it is estimated that less than half of all adults have an estate plan in place. If you are among that minority you are to be commended; however, do not make the mistake that people so often make of forgetting about your…
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Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Dec 15

    Texas History – Do You Know Who, on Behalf of the Federal Government, Declared the Freedom of All Slaves?

    Texas History – Do You Know Who, on Behalf of the Federal Government, Declared the Freedom of All Slaves?
    On behalf of the Federal government, Union General Gordon Granger declared the freedom of all slaves and the nullification of Confederate laws at Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865. This declaration set off joyous demonstrations by freedmen…
  • Dec 14

    Free Report: Texas Estate Liquidity – What It Is, Why It’s Important and How to Plan For It

    Free Report: Texas Estate Liquidity – What It Is, Why It’s Important and How to Plan For It
    Estate liquidity refers to the amount of cash available to your loved ones from your estate when you die. The concept of liquidity is something you are undoubtedly familiar with even if you don’t use the term “liquidity”.…
  • Dec 11

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    James Gandolfini (1961-2013) – Actor & Producer James Gandolfini was an American actor best known for his role as Tony Soprano in The Sopranos as Tony Soprano, a troubled crime boss struggling to balance his family life and career…
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Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 15

    3 Yearly Questions to Ask Yourself When You Already Have an Estate Plan

    3 Yearly Questions to Ask Yourself When You Already Have an Estate Plan
    If you have been reading our blog for any length of time you probably know that taking the time to update your estate plan on a yearly basis is important. As our lives change, our estate plans need to reflect these changes. To help guide…
  • Dec 10

    Understanding Estate Planning – Divorce And Estate Plan

    Understanding Estate Planning – Divorce And Estate Plan
    When someone divorces in Kansas, Missouri or Oklahoma, understanding how the divorce will affect an estate plan is essential. Divorce is a stressful, emotional, and difficult time for anyone.  Taking the time to address estate…
  • Dec 9

    Winners of Our Client Appreciation Event Prize Give-Away Revealed!

    Winners of Our Client Appreciation Event Prize Give-Away Revealed!
    On Friday, December 4, 2015, we hosted our Client Appreciation Event where we celebrated Parman & Easterday’s Thirty Year Anniversary of protecting families.  All attendees were able to submit for the prize give-away, and we…
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Pennsylvania Fiduciary Litigation

Pennsylvania Fiduciary Litigation

Insights and and commentary from a trusts and estates lawyer and expert witness. By Patti Spencer of Spencer Law Firm.

http://www.pennsylvaniafiduciarylitigation.com/
  • Dec 14

    Abuse of a Power of Attorney is a Crime

    Abuse of a Power of Attorney is a Crime
    According to the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging, too many criminal justice professionals lack awareness in the role they can play in holding offenders accountable. An agent who violates the duty owed to the…
  • Dec 11

    New PA Orphans' Court Rule

    New PA Orphans' Court Rule
    The Pennsylvania Orphans’ Court Procedural Rules Committee published a proposal for new Orphans’ Court Rules in April 2013 with a comment period was open until June 13, 2013. After comments, some revisions were made. The…
  • Dec 7

    Who Has Standing to Challenge the Actions of an Agent Under a Power of Attorney?

    Who Has Standing to Challenge the Actions of an Agent Under a Power of Attorney?
    Recent changes were made to Pennsylvania's power of attorney statute by Act 95 which was enacted in 2014 and amended Title 20, Chapter 56 of the PEF Code. All of the Act's provisions have been effective since January 1, 2015. PEF Code Section…
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Law Offices of Saul Kobrick, P.C.…

Law Offices of Saul Kobrick, P.C. Blog

Covers New York estate planning and elder law.

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

    Is It a Good Idea for My Parents to Give Me Their Home?

    Is It a Good Idea for My Parents to Give Me Their Home?
    Traditionally, parents pass down their estate assets to children and/or grandchildren either at the time of death or prior to death. If your parents are planning to retire to a warmer climate, downsize from their current home, or even move…
  • Dec 13

    SSI and SSDI – Eligibility, Benefits, and Procedure

    SSI and SSDI – Eligibility, Benefits, and Procedure
    SSI and SSDI – Eligibility, Benefits, and Procedures from Saul Kobrick Both the SSI program and SSDI program are federally funded (primarily) and administered assistance programs for people with disabilities. Learn more about SSI…
  • Dec 11

    What Happens If Someone Contests Your Mother’s Will?

    What Happens If Someone Contests Your Mother’s Will?
    The death of a close family member, particularly your mother, is never easy. Unfortunately, in the midst of your grief and suffering there are practical and legal matters that must be addressed, such as the probate of her estate. Dealing with…
Rank this Week: 2989

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

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

    Free Report: Do You Need to Include A Business Succession Plain In Your Estate Plan

    Free Report: Do You Need to Include A Business Succession Plain In Your Estate Plan
    Small business owners have long been considered the backbone of the American economy; however, toward the end of the 20th century the number of new small businesses startups in the U.S. declined significantly. That changed though during the…
  • Dec 10

    Why Estate Planning Is So Important for Co-Habitating Couple

    Why Estate Planning Is So Important for Co-Habitating Couple
    Not all that long ago in the United States society frowned on couples who lived together outside of the bonds of matrimony. In the 21st century though, more and more couples are choosing to put off marriage until later in life, or forego the…
  • Dec 8

    Is an Incentive Trust Right for Your Estate Plan?

    Is an Incentive Trust Right for Your Estate Plan?
    Not all that long ago it was fairly unusual to find a trust agreement among the tools and strategies of the average person’s estate plan. Today, however, trust agreements have evolved to the point where there are so many different types…
Rank this Week: 3004

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/
  • Dec 11

    New Jersey Durable Power of Attorney

    New Jersey Durable Power of Attorney
    The general durable power of attorney is an important and powerful document. New Jersey law, N.J.S.A. 46:2B8-1, et seq., provides this mechanism so that you may appoint another to handle your affairs. A durable power of attorney is…
  • Nov 13

    New Jersey Durable Power of Attorney

    New Jersey Durable Power of Attorney
    The general durable power of attorney is an important and powerful document. New Jersey law, N.J.S.A. 46:2B8-1, et seq. provides this mechanism so that you may appoint another to handle your affairs. A durable power of attorney is effective…
  • Nov 12

    Counting "Replacement" Time Toward Acquisition of Tenure

    Counting "Replacement" Time Toward Acquisition of Tenure
    McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC's employment attorneys represent teachers in all aspect of employment law. One of the most important areas of New Jersey employment law to teachers is the requirements for acquiring tenure. Under the TEACHNJ ACT…
Rank this Week: 3860