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Los Angeles Probate and Trust Lawyer Blog

Covers estates, probate and trust administration in California. By Jan Morrison.

http://www.losangelesprobateandtrustlawyer.com/
  • May 10

    Using Joint Tenancy with Real Property as a Probate Avoidance Device, Part 2

    Using Joint Tenancy with Real Property as a Probate Avoidance Device, Part 2
    Although, joint tenancy will avoid probate, holding property as joint tenants may also have adverse and unexpected consequences. First, a little primer on basis to understand what is meant when we speak about your basis in property.…
  • Apr 19

    Using Joint Tenancy with Real Property as a Probate Avoidance Device, Part 1

    Using Joint Tenancy with Real Property as a Probate Avoidance Device, Part 1
    Many couples in California, married or not, hold title of their real property as joint tenants. I find this is mainly the result of not consulting a legal professional when purchasing the property. The property sales paperwork they receive…
  • Apr 7

    Are you Expecting an Inheritance? Are You Depending on an Inheritance?

    Are you Expecting an Inheritance? Are You Depending on an Inheritance?
    I was out to dinner the other night and overheard a brother and sister discussing their father and his new young bride and her pregnancy. The conversation started in muted whispers however, it didn't take long until their voices got...
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Los Angeles Estate, Probate And…

Los Angeles Estate, Probate And Tax Law Blog

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

http://losangelesestateprobatelawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3438

Probate Thoughts From The…

Probate Thoughts From The Villages, Florida

Covers wills, probate, asset protection, and real estate. By Ronald Jones.

http://flawyer.us/ProbateThoughts/
  • Feb 10

    Florida does not recognize “No Contest” clauses in wills.

    Florida does not recognize “No Contest” clauses in wills.
    Florida does not recognize “No Contest” clauses in wills. Sometimes people want to put in a “no contest” or “in terrorem” clause in a Florida will. A no contest clause says that if someone who is a…
  • Jan 13

    Planning for a second (or later) marriage

    Planning for a second (or later) marriage
    Very frequently, retirees moving to Florida are either single, or at some point, wind up single, whether through divorce or widowhood. And then they meet someone new. And sometimes the other person is formerly married as well; having been…
  • Jan 9

    Selling the Collection

    Selling the Collection
    A recurring situation in probate is where the parent had some sort of “collection” and the children want to sell the items. A lot of times, the parent would talk about the collection and raise the children’s expectation of…
Rank this Week: 3193

The Elder Firm, LLC

The Elder Firm, LLC

Covers elder law, estate planning, and Missouri Medicaid eligibility.

http://www.columbiaelderlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3131

PrivateCounsel Blog

PrivateCounsel Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By David Hiersekorn.

http://privatecounsel.wpengine.com/blog/
  • Nov 27

    The Four Stages of Business Growth

    The Four Stages of Business Growth
    As businesses grow, they go through several distinct stages – from startup through maturity. There are several different models used to describe these states. One of the most popular systems, originally published in the Harvard Business…
  • Nov 11

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    teelers v patriot
  • Nov 7

    The Truth About Personal Risk Management Part 2: Using Trusts in Estate Planning

    The Truth About Personal Risk Management Part 2: Using Trusts in Estate Planning
    Paying insurance premiums to protect against potential losses frees us mentally to enjoy driving a car, leave our house empty while on vacation and receive medical treatment for an injury or illness. In the same way, the use of trusts acts…
Rank this Week: 3089

PrivateCounsel Blog

PrivateCounsel Blog

Covers estate planning and asset protection.

http://privatecounsel.com/blog/
  • Nov 27

    The Four Stages of Business Growth

    The Four Stages of Business Growth
    As businesses grow, they go through several distinct stages – from startup through maturity. There are several different models used to describe these states. One of the most popular systems, originally published in the Harvard Business…
  • Nov 7

    The Truth About Personal Risk Management Part 2: Using Trusts in Estate Planning

    The Truth About Personal Risk Management Part 2: Using Trusts in Estate Planning
    Paying insurance premiums to protect against potential losses frees us mentally to enjoy driving a car, leave our house empty while on vacation and receive medical treatment for an injury or illness. In the same way, the use of trusts acts…
  • Oct 20

    The Truth About Personal Risk Management, Part 1: Insurance

    The Truth About Personal Risk Management, Part 1: Insurance
    Personal risk management is being aware of the risks in your home and in your life, and then planning how to handle those risks. Insurance plays a big part in managing risk. Most people don’t like paying insurance premiums, but when…
Rank this Week: 3132

John R. Vermillion & Associates,…

John R. Vermillion & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.vermillionlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Nov 11

    Common Questions About Estate Litigation in Dallas Texa

    Common Questions About Estate Litigation in Dallas Texa
    Some people seek out an estate planning lawyer not because they want to create an estate plan, but because they want to challenge an estate planning tool or decision by beginning litigation. The litigation process in estate planning is very…
  • Nov 8

    New Numbers Examine Elder Care

    New Numbers Examine Elder Care
    The number of Americans who provide elder care to a friend, family member, or loved one continues to grow, according to new figures released by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. As a part of its American Time Use Survey, an ongoing survey…
  • Nov 4

    Estate Litigation in Dallas Texas: When Estate Planning Goes Wrong

    Estate Litigation in Dallas Texas: When Estate Planning Goes Wrong
    Hiring an estate planning attorney in Dallas, Texas to get your affairs in order is always a good thing, but even the best plan can sometimes result in litigation. Whether you have to file a lawsuit or are being sued by someone else,…
Rank this Week: 2629

Mogren Glessner & Roti

Mogren Glessner & Roti

Covers Washington state family law, estate planning, and probate.

http://mgrlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    Passport For Child After Divorce

    Passport For Child After Divorce
    What do you do when you hear your ex-spouse plans to take your children on a vacation out of the country? What do you do? Knowing your legal rights will help put you at east and protect your relationship with your children. To take your…
  • Apr 4

    Compassion and Conviction

    Compassion and Conviction
    The following is a quote I came across from Rick Warren that I find insightful in this age of political correctness:“Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear…
  • Oct 3

    Power of Attorney for Adult Children

    Power of Attorney for Adult Children
    Do you have a Power of Attorney for your adult
Rank this Week: 3357

Derek's Tax blog

Derek's Tax blog

Covers taxes and estate planning. By the Jensen Law Office.

http://www.jensenestatelaw.com/blogs
Rank this Week: 3279

Florida Special Needs Law Blog

Florida Special Needs Law Blog

Providing insight and commentary on SSI, special needs trusts, and Medicaid. By David Lillesand.

http://www.floridaspecialneedslaw.com/
  • Aug 24

    Doctors quitting Medicare?

    Doctors quitting Medicare?
    DOCTORS QUIT? Is the Wall Street Journal becoming Faux News? As Judy Lieberman of the Columbia Journalism Review reported on August 12th, the Wall Street Journal had printed a story called "More Doctors Steer Clear of Medicare: Some Doctors…
  • Aug 13

    ObamaCare and Special Needs Trust

    ObamaCare and Special Needs Trust
    The Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) has tremendous implications for our practice, primarily negative, but is a huge boon to planning for persons with disabilities who have been shut out of the private insurance…
  • Apr 26

    Spell-check anyone?

    Spell-check anyone?
    We're working on an appeal of another attorney's client's case that was lost at a Social Security Adminsitration Administrative Law Judge hearing.  In reviewing the twelve page decision, we find the judge wrote the following (the typos are…
Rank this Week: 2831

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills in Utah. By Jason C. Hunter.

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Aug 22

    The Joy Of Inheriting Appreciated Property

    The Joy Of Inheriting Appreciated Property
    When you inherit property, such as a house or stocks, the property is usually worth more than it was when the original owner purchased it. If you were to sell the property, there could be huge capital gains taxes. Fortunately, when you…
  • Aug 21

    When PODs Go BAD

    When PODs Go BAD
    Are payable on death accounts a simple way to pass assets to heirs or are they a mistake? It sure sounds simple. With a payable on death account or paid on death account, you name a beneficiary who gets the account when you die—no probate,…
  • Aug 20

    QPRT Consideration

    QPRT Consideration
    Among those with wealth primarily concentrated in their home or investment portfolio, there are two types of trusts designed to transfer wealth to heirs and save taxes by removing the assets from the estate. In effect, this reduces the amount…
Rank this Week: 3099

Crabtree Law Blawg

Crabtree Law Blawg

Covers bankruptcy and estate planning.

http://crabtree-law.com/blog
  • Jul 23

    Student Loan Victorie

    Student Loan Victorie
    I'm very honored and thankful to say that I've been thus far consistently able to reduce student loan debts, both public and private, by 50% or more. I just saved one client more than $20,000 by settling two student loans of his-- one from…
  • Mar 1

    Student Loan Bankruptcy, the True Goal

    Student Loan Bankruptcy, the True Goal
    Perhaps you've looked at my earlier student loan debt articles here and here, and you're discouraged. You're thinking to yourself that it's too much of a risk, that too many things could go against your favor in the case, the "totality of the…
  • Feb 22

    Your First DWI in Jefferson County, Missouri, Part 1: Getting Your License Back

    Your First DWI in Jefferson County, Missouri, Part 1: Getting Your License Back
    Getting a DWI in Jefferson County is, frankly, easy to do. We've got a slew of "DWI recognition experts" who patrol the bars and restaurants at target times, to swoop down upon unfortunate people who may have misjudged their blood-alcohol…
Rank this Week: 3238

Attorney Brandi

Attorney Brandi

Provides general information and Ohio specific information relating to small business law, real estate, landlord/tenant law, civil, probate and estate planning. By Brandi N. Buchenau.

http://attorneybrandi.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 25

    We are moving!

    We are moving!
    We have moved this blog to lorenceandbuchenau. Look forward to a redesign and many new posts in the future! Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Jun 25

    We are moving!

    We are moving!
    We have moved this blog to lorenceandbuchenau. Look forward to a redesign and many new posts in the future! Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Aug 14

    Rental Collection

    Rental Collection
      Collections can be handled in one of two ways. First, when someone is evicted, you can pursue past due rent and damages through a “Second Cause Hearing” (the first cause being the eviction). If no eviction took place, you can sue for…
Rank this Week: 3239

Ohio Social Security Disability…

Ohio Social Security Disability Blog

Covers family law, criminal law, and social security SSD/SSI ssues in Ohio. By the Law Offices of John T. Nicholson.

http://www.johntnicholson.com/ohiolawblog/
  • May 26

    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job

    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job
    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job  SSR 64-47c The claimant, a high school graduate who had worked in various capacities in carpentry, including foreman and…
  • Mar 24

    Social Security disability rules for Lupu

    Social Security disability rules for Lupu
    How to win my disability case for a lupus diagnosis? Systemic lupus erythematosus, or simply lupus, is evaluated in the immune system section of the Disability Evaluation Under Social Security disability handbook, more commonly known as the…
  • Feb 10

    Delays in Ohio Social Security Disability claims hurt claimant

    Delays in Ohio Social Security Disability claims hurt claimant
    Social Security Disability Delays Impact Vulnerable Patients Unfortunately it is becoming all to common for those applying for Social Security Disability benefits to suffer delay after delay while their claims languish in a bureaucratic mess…
Rank this Week: 3453

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

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

http://www.thoitslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
  • Apr 8

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie

    Selling Restricted Stock of Private Companie
    Anyone who holds restricted stock of a non-public company, such as Twitter, Box, or Palantir among others, probably has discovered it is possible to find buyers for their stock by contacting Second Market or Shares Post or other…
  • Feb 22

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?

    California Pregnancy Disability Leave: Longer Than Four Months?
    The court stated that this was a "case of first impression" and posed the issue as "whether an employee who has exhausted all permissible leave available under the Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL)...may nevertheless state…
Rank this Week: 3034

Trust Your Pet

Trust Your Pet

Covers how to make sure that our pets are cared for if we, the pet owner, die or are incapacitated. By Ken Begun.

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

    Does the Law Consider Your Dog “Property”?

    Does the Law Consider Your Dog “Property”?
    The answer is mostly “yes” and judges typically have looked at pets as personal property and considered the usual factors in this analysis. However, in recent years pets, particularly dogs, have been the focus of custody disputes…
  • Nov 10

    Italian Woman Leaves Entire Estate To Her Dog

    Italian Woman Leaves Entire Estate To Her Dog
    An elderly Italian woman has bequeathed 2 million euros worth of property to her beloved dog.  Under her will, her dog Kikko will inherit, two apartments, several land estates, and bank accounts.  Italian law does not give recognize the…
  • Oct 8

    California Legislature Very Animal Friendly in 2012

    California Legislature Very Animal Friendly in 2012
    This article outlines the rush of bills relating to a range of issues regarding the treatment of animals.  There is a bill prohibiting the use of dogs in the hunting of bears and bobcats.  Another bill raises the penalties for those…
Rank this Week: 3207

Massachusetts Estate Planning and…

Massachusetts Estate Planning and Elder Law

Discusses estate planning, elder law and health insurance matters in Massachusetts. By Leanna Hamil.

http://lhamillattorney.typepad.com/main/
  • Oct 10

    How Should I Divide My Assets?

    How Should I Divide My Assets?
    A lot of times when I’m meeting with clients they will ask me “how should we leave our stuff?” They have children, grandchildren, siblings, parents, nieces, nephews, charities they like to support and they are having trouble figuring…
  • Sep 18

    Leaving A Memo or Letter With Your Will

    Leaving A Memo or Letter With Your Will
    Your Will is the place where you distribute certain types of property after your death. Anything that has a joint owner (like a house or a bank account) or a named beneficiary (like a retirement plan or insurance policy) will pass to the…
  • Sep 10

    Changing Guardianship Nomination

    Changing Guardianship Nomination
    If you find yourself need to change the guardianship nominations for your children, there are some steps you need to take.  All parents of minor children (and parents of special needs children) should nominate guardians in legal documents so…
Rank this Week: 2881

Wachbrit Estate Planning &…

Wachbrit Estate Planning & Asset Protection Blog

Covers estate planning and asset protection. By Diedre Wachbrit.

http://epblog.wachbrit.com
  • Sep 6

    Breaking Down the Probate Proce

    Breaking Down the Probate Proce
    Probate, quite simply, is the process by which the court determines the legal property of a person who has died, and decides to whom those assets will be distributed. It sounds like it should be simple, but somehow, unfortunately, probate is…
  • Sep 4

    How to Begin the Process of Choosing a Guardian for Your Child

    How to Begin the Process of Choosing a Guardian for Your Child
    Choosing a guardian for a child is one of the most difficult things a parent may ever have to do. From parenting style to living situation to your gut feeling about this or that person’s ability to love your children as well as you…
  • Sep 2

    One-of-a-Kind Families Need One-of-a-Kind Plan

    One-of-a-Kind Families Need One-of-a-Kind Plan
    According to statistics the average U.S. family size is 3.2 members. The median age of a man upon his first marriage is 28.1, 47% of women aged 75 or older live alone. Also according to statistics, approximately 60% of couples own their home,…
Rank this Week: 2849

Tax Information for People with…

Tax Information for People with Disabilities by Paul Nidich, J.D., LL.M.

Covers tax matters affecting people with disabilities. By Paul Nidich.

http://paulnidich.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3394

Anthony M. Snyder & Associates,…

Anthony M. Snyder & Associates, PLLC

Covers life, the law and Michigan politics.

http://tonysnyder.com/law/
  • May 4

    Got A Little Charlie Sheen On Your Hands?

    Got A Little Charlie Sheen On Your Hands?
    The title to this article is both humorous, and yet more appropriate to your life than you might realize. When I was a kid, my mother used to always say to me, “The way you like to spend money, you’d better grow up to be a brain surgeon…
  • Apr 30

    Hit The Lottery, Let Everyone Know!

    Hit The Lottery, Let Everyone Know!
    For those of us that live in Michigan, there may be a “nice problem to have” in your future. Ever play Mega Millions or Powerball and dream of what a life with an extra $300+ million would be like? We all had Mega Millions fever last…
  • Feb 22

    Tea For Two

    Tea For Two
    Have you seen this article yet? Here’s the quick and dirty: Two high school boys were in a fight on school property. A female teacher sees the fight, verbally attempts to break up the fight, when she’s unsuccessful she pours her hot tea…
Rank this Week: 3251

Estates of Mind

Estates of Mind

Covers estate planning and wealth preservation. By Mark A. Ziebold.

http://estatesofmind.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Uncertainty and what it means for you

    Uncertainty and what it means for you
    I have been receiving the same type of question from many clients lately. In each instance, the question centers around the activities of the government in spending more money than we have (and printing what it doesn't have!) and what that…
  • Jul 27

    Teaching in the Fall

    Teaching in the Fall
    I'll be teaching Federal Income Taxation in the Fall Semester at Trinity law School. For any students reading this, we'll be going through many of the fundamental code sections that are important in this practice area and focusing on…
  • Jul 27

    Teaching in the Fall

    Teaching in the Fall
    I'll be teaching Federal Income Taxation in the Fall Semester at Trinity law School. For any students reading this, we'll be going through many of the fundamental code sections that are important in this practice area and focusing on…
Rank this Week: 3348

The Legacy Lawyer

The Legacy Lawyer

Covers estate planning and probate for San Diego families and legal professionals. By Daniel Printz.

http://thelegacylawyer.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 3465

Retire Happy

Retire Happy

Covers Estate Planning Law and news. Published by Nolo

http://www.retirehappyblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    The 4 Simple Steps to a Healthy Retirement

    The 4 Simple Steps to a Healthy Retirement
    Like most Americans, you probably believe that exercise is a good thing for other people. But then, after months of sloth, you look in the mirror, get re-motivated, and reach for your jogging shoes, swimsuit, or the dusty barbells in the…
  • Jul 17

    How to Cut Health Care Spending by 50%

    How to Cut Health Care Spending by 50%
    The majority of America's health care dollars are spent on people over 50 -- and most of the medical conditions that suck it up are avoidable. For example, the majority of diabetes cases, 100% of osteoporosis, much of heart disease, stroke,…
  • Jun 16

    Friends Are More Important Than Money

    Friends Are More Important Than Money
    For years I've been making the point that a strong friendship network is key to leading a successful life after retirement. After years of having this subject largely ignored as a huge element of successful aging, it was great to read the New…
Rank this Week: 3013

Integra Law Group Attorneys Blog

Integra Law Group Attorneys Blog

Covers debt relief, bankruptcy, estate planning and elder law in Idaho.

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

    Credit Card Companies Cut Deal

    Credit Card Companies Cut Deal
    Credit card companies are increasingly doing something they have historically refused to do -  cutting deals on delinquent accounts for substantially less than the amount owed, according to a recent article in the New York Times. …
  • Jun 5

    Medical Bills A Factor in 62% of Bankruptcie

    Medical Bills A Factor in 62% of Bankruptcie
    According to a recent study by Harvard Medical School, 62% of all personal bankruptcies filed in 2007 were related to a significant extent to medical bills.  Further, the really shocking statistic is that of those bankruptcies where medical…
  • May 6

    Court Halts Foreclosure Sale

    Court Halts Foreclosure Sale
    A court in South California has issued an order halting certain home foreclosure sales.  The injunction – which I believe to be the first of its kind for a broad class of borrowers — prevents stops foreclosure sales on properties…
Rank this Week: 3068

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    How Can I Leave My Estate to My Spouse Tax-Free?

    How Can I Leave My Estate to My Spouse Tax-Free?
    The primary purpose of most estate plans is to provide for loved ones after the death of the individual creating the plan. Like most people, however, you will likely include additional objectives and considerations in your estate plan as well…
  • Jan 27

    What Is a Living Will in South Carolina?

    What Is a Living Will in South Carolina?
    Like many people, you may have very strong opinions about medical treatment, particularly as it pertains to end of life treatment decisions. After all, we all make thousands of seemingly unimportant decisions on a daily basis so it only seems…
  • Jan 22

    What Is the Difference between a General and Limited Power of Attorney?

    What Is the Difference between a General and Limited Power of Attorney?
    Most people, at some point in their life, execute a power of attorney. A power of attorney is an extremely useful, and flexible, legal document that can be used to accomplish a variety of estate planning objectives. While a power of attorney…
Rank this Week: 3788

Nevada Trust Reporter

Nevada Trust Reporter

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

http://blog.trustprovident.com/
  • Jan 29

    Investors See Benefit in Using IRAs for Real Estate

    Investors See Benefit in Using IRAs for Real Estate
    Source: Joel Cone, U.S. News & World Report Some investors prefer real estate because they say it feels more tangible than stocks. After the nation’s financial crisis, Leslye Schiff decided she had had enough of the highs and lows…
  • Jan 28

    Don’t forget! Make Your IRA Contribution before April 15.

    Don’t forget! Make Your IRA Contribution before April 15.
    Don’t forget—the Traditional and Roth IRA contribution deadline for 2014 is April 15, 2015. There are three ways in which you can make a contribution if you have a qualified account with Provident Trust Group. By ACH Complete…
  • Jan 27

    Provident in the News!

    Provident in the News!
    January 18—Vegas Inc. January 23—Inc. magazine January 26—The Cerrone Show podcast  
Rank this Week: 4977

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/
Rank this Week: 4137

New Jersey Estate Planning Center…

New Jersey Estate Planning Center Blog

Covers New Jersey estate planning. By Media Law Group.

http://www.jerseyestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    The Many Demands Facing Family Caregiver

    The Many Demands Facing Family Caregiver
    Even for professional caregivers, helping the elderly take care of themselves isn’t always easy. But more than half of the caregiving in this country is rendered by unpaid family members (at least in part). View image | gettyimages.com…
  • Jan 22

    Silicon Valley and the Sandwich Generation: Apps for the Elderly

    Silicon Valley and the Sandwich Generation: Apps for the Elderly
    They call them the sandwich generation: adults who are simultaneously caring for their children and their aging parents. You find “sandwichers” everywhere, from factories to firms, and that includes Silicon Valley — home to…
  • Jan 19

    Lost in the Water

    Lost in the Water
    Swim meets are best summed up as sitting on a hard concrete bench for 4.5 hours for a total of two-ish minutes of excitement watching your child. The only other time to reap any rewards as a parent at a … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 4355

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 29

    Understanding How to Use a Pet Trust

    Understanding How to Use a Pet Trust
    Many pet owners believe pet planning is as simple as including a provision for your pet’s care in your will.  However, if you want protection for your pet and assurance that your wishes will be fulfilled, a trust may be a better…
  • Jan 28

    When Should Elderly Drivers Turn Over Their Keys?

    When Should Elderly Drivers Turn Over Their Keys?
    This is an article from the Law Offices of Cheryl David in Greensboro, NC that we thought others may find helpful   Consider these scenarios: An elderly man runs through a red light and says he didn’t see it. An elderly woman gets…
  • Jan 26

    What is a Buy-Sell Agreement?

    What is a Buy-Sell Agreement?
    Having a plan for managing and distributing your assets for the future is the primary purpose of estate planning.  Business owners also need to plan for the inevitable transfer of control of their business to someone else.  Most…
Rank this Week: 3772

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jan 28

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. Lance Armstrong
  • Jan 28

    Non-Attorney Estate Planner

    Non-Attorney Estate Planner
    When people first start looking into getting an estate plan, many of them start by looking online for information. They type some keywords into a search engine and visit the pages that show up looking for information. That might be how many…
  • Jan 27

    Texas History – Do You Know What Texas Store Was the First in the State to Install Escalators?

    Texas History – Do You Know What Texas Store Was the First in the State to Install Escalators?
    In 1909 the Sanger Brothers store became the first store in the state to install escalators. Philip, Isaac, Lehman, Jacob, David, Sam, and Alexander Sanger established their wholesale and retail dry goods firm in 1857. Isaac opened the first…
Rank this Week: 3804

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/
  • Jan 28

    Free Report: Probate Process in Nevada

    Free Report: Probate Process in Nevada
    In Nevada, if the deceased person’s assets exceed $20,000, or if there is real estate involved, probate is normally required.  Topics covered in this whitepaper include: When Does a Probate Need to be Opened? Summary Administration…
  • Jan 28

    Irrevocable Trusts and Asset Protection

    Irrevocable Trusts and Asset Protection
    Contrary to what many people believe, trusts do not inherently protect assets.  The amount of protection a trust can provide for your assets depends on how the terms are written.  Some types of trusts can, indeed, protect your…
  • Jan 28

    Guide to Being a Personal Representative in Nevada

    Guide to Being a Personal Representative in Nevada
    Guide to Being a Personal Representative in Nevada from Brad Anderson Anyone who is over the age of 21, of sound mind and has not been convicted of a felony, is eligible to serve as Personal Representative. Learn more about Guide to Being a…
Rank this Week: 3959

Arizona Senior Law Blog

Arizona Senior Law Blog

Covers topics like Arizona Medicaid, ALTCS, and estate planning. By Jackson White.

http://www.arizonaseniorlaw.com/news/
  • Jan 28

    Fund Transfers Affect ALTCS Eligibility

    Fund Transfers Affect ALTCS Eligibility
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Question: Two years ago, I gave about $70,000 to my son for a down payment on his home. Now,…
  • Jan 28

    Dad’s Gross Income May be Too High

    Dad’s Gross Income May be Too High
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Question: My dad lives in a skilled nursing facility, and he has spent nearly all of his…
  • Jan 14

    Benefits Due Same-Sex Spouse

    Benefits Due Same-Sex Spouse
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Question: My partner and I were married in a state that allows same-sex marriage, and moved…
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Texas Probate Litigation

Texas Probate Litigation

Covers Texas will contests, trust and inheritance disputes. By J. Michael Young.

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

    Does the holder of a POA owe a general fiduciary duty to the principal?

    Does the holder of a POA owe a general fiduciary duty to the principal?
    Under Texas law the holder of a power of attorney, as an agent, owes the principal a fiduciary duty. In situations involving a transaction between the agent and the principal, Texas law closely scrutinizes the transaction and places the…
  • Nov 14

    Estate of Hemsley

    Estate of Hemsley
    Sherman Hemsley was a popular actor, known for playing George Jefferson in "All in the Family" and the "The Jeffersons." He was never married and had no children. He died in El Paso in 2012 after a battle with lung...
  • Nov 6

    In re Estate of Fisher

    In re Estate of Fisher
    In Fisher, the Texarkana Court of Appeals upheld the Harrison County Court at Law's summary judgment dismissal of a will contest. The contestants, the surviving lineal descendants of the decedent, challenged a will made five months before…
Rank this Week: 4547

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 28

    Is the Green House the New Nursing Home?

    Is the Green House the New Nursing Home?
    Every so often, cultural institutions give way to paradigm shifts. That might be the case with the conventional nursing home, according to a new report from The New York Times. In today’s society, when parents age and become less…
  • Jan 21

    Happy Days Come with Age

    Happy Days Come with Age
    Ezekiel Emanuel, the famous bioethicist and Ivy League professor, recently wrote an essay explaining why he’d like to die around age 75. For many, he reasons, it’s all downhill from there. Better to leave life in good shape and on…
  • Jan 14

    Not Your Grandmother’s Long-Term Care

    Not Your Grandmother’s Long-Term Care
    I always love to see major media outlets shine a light on elder care. Not long ago, “The Today Show” aired a wonderful segment about long-term care, encouraging young people to take it seriously and start learning about it now.…
Rank this Week: 4844

Florida Elder Law and Estate…

Florida Elder Law and Estate Planning

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

http://karplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    V.A. proposes look-back, penalty periods for aid and attendance benefit

    V.A. proposes look-back, penalty periods for aid and attendance benefit
    Applicants (or applicants and their spouses) are not eligible for V.A. Aid and Attendance benefits if they have a net worth in excess of $80,000. At present there is no look-back period for asset transfers, as there is for Medicaid benefits,…
  • Jan 19

    Inheritances, from the pricless to the peculiar, featured on TV reality show

    Inheritances, from the pricless to the peculiar, featured on TV reality show
    Bug collections. Baseball cards. From the practically priceless to the plain old peculiar, people inherit all kinds of things. A new television show, Strange Inheritance, will delve into these stories, featuring families who have inherited an…
  • Jan 15

    Experts weigh in on common estate planning mistake

    Experts weigh in on common estate planning mistake
    The Wall St. Journal recently ran an excellent article featuring experts' views of the most common estate planning mistakes. The most common error? Failing to do it entirely. Fear of talking about death, not wanting to upset family members,…
Rank this Week: 4590

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/
  • Jan 27

    Portability and Tenancy by the Entireties Combine for Asset Protection without Sacrificing Estate Tax Planning

    Portability and Tenancy by the Entireties Combine for Asset Protection without Sacrificing Estate Tax Planning
    Before portability became part of our estate planning vocabulary, planners seeking asset protection from tenancy by the entirety (TBE) property ownership and federal estate tax minimization usually needed to choose between the…
  • Jan 6

    Important Update to the 2014 Israeli Trust Income Tax Law

    Important Update to the 2014 Israeli Trust Income Tax Law
    Those affected by the new Israeli income tax law, which became effective on January 1, 2014 and subjected many previously tax-exempt trusts to significant Israeli income tax liability (See our previous blog post), now have until June 30, 2015…
  • Nov 24

    Recent Changes to Pennsylvania’s Power of Attorney Law May Impact You

    Recent Changes to Pennsylvania’s Power of Attorney Law May Impact You
    Pennsylvania has passed new legislation, known as Act 95 of 2014 (the “Act”), which has made significant changes to Pennsylvania’s Power of Attorney statute.  Most of the provisions take effect January 1, 2015, but…
Rank this Week: 4005

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • Jan 26

    What Is Business Succession Planning?

    What Is Business Succession Planning?
    Small businesses were once the backbone of the American economy. That was before “big business” started to take over just about every market available with “superstores” and chain stores cropping up on every other…
  • Jan 23

    Don’t Lose Your Assets to Long-Term Care Costs! Plan Ahead Now!

    Don’t Lose Your Assets to Long-Term Care Costs! Plan Ahead Now!
    Imagine working hard for 40 or 50 years, saving prudently, and investing wisely to amass a decent nest egg for your Golden Years – only to see it all wiped out in a matter of month because of long-term care costs. The reality is that…
  • Jan 19

    What Are the Advantages for Me of Keeping Assets in a Trust?

    What Are the Advantages for Me of Keeping Assets in a Trust?
    When it comes time for you to sit down and create your estate plan you will need to make a number of important decisions, many of which relate to your assets and how you wish them to be handled now and after your death. Like many people, you…
Rank this Week: 3736

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Jan 25

    Retitling Assets to Healthy Spouse to Qualify for Medicaid

    Retitling Assets to Healthy Spouse to Qualify for Medicaid
                It’s something I have written about in past blog posts but just last week we received a call from Mary on this exact issue.  Her husband, George, has…
  • Jan 18

    The ABLE Act – The Drawback

    The ABLE Act – The Drawback
                Last week I told you about the ABLE Act that was passed by Congress and signed by President Obama just before the Christmas holiday.  It sounds great, allowing disabled…
  • Jan 11

    The ABLE Act Passe

    The ABLE Act Passe
                Just before the Christmas holiday break, Congress passed, and then President Obama signed into law, the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (“the ABLE”…
Rank this Week: 4111

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/
  • Jan 24

    Can I Give My Kids $14,000 a Year?

    Can I Give My Kids $14,000 a Year?
    If you have it to give, you certainly can, but there may be consequences should you apply for Medicaid long-term care coverage within five years after each gift.The $14,000 figure is the amount of the current gift tax exclusion (for…
  • Jan 21

    The Top 10 Elder Law Decisions of 2014

    The Top 10 Elder Law Decisions of 2014
    Below, in chronological order, is our annual roundup of the top 10 elder law decisions for the year just ended. Number three in the list, M.W., was a decision not of a court but of the Director of the New Jersey's Division…
  • Jan 4

    Review Your Estate Plan for a Secure New Year

    Review Your Estate Plan for a Secure New Year
    As we bask in the afterglow of a joyous holiday season and turn our thoughts to the new year a review of our estate plans is an essential step to make sure our assets are protected from creditors, taxing authorities, nursing homes, and others…
Rank this Week: 4134

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/
  • Jan 23

    Right to Die Law Proposed for California

    Right to Die Law Proposed for California
    For the first time since 2007, legislation has been introduced in this year’s State Senate that would legalize physician-assisted suicide in California. The bill, SB 128,  The End of Life Option Act, is modeled on Oregon’s…
  • Dec 31

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
     I am wishing a lovely New Year to all of our    clients and readers! May 2015 bring love, wisdom, and compassion to you all. Here’s to keeping all of our eyes firmly fixed on what truly matters in the year ahead, in…
  • Dec 22

    IRA Charitable Rollover Extended for 2014

    IRA Charitable Rollover Extended for 2014
    Congress extends direct charitable rollover for 2014 until December 31, 2014
Rank this Week: 4202

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Covers bankruptcy and estate planning.

http://wplawpractice.com/blog/
  • Jan 23

    Can I Use My Tax Refund to File Bankruptcy?

    Can I Use My Tax Refund to File Bankruptcy?
    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 2015.  Every day we see debtors and their households struggling with debt.  The debt…
  • Dec 11

    Meet Our Attorney

    Meet Our Attorney
  • Oct 30

    November 1, 2014 Median Income Levels for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filer

    November 1, 2014 Median Income Levels for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filer
    The Means Test looks at your Median Income to determine for which Chapter of Bankruptcy you qualify: Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 As of November 1, 2014 the Median Income Levels will change once again. Median income levels in Kansas are up for the…
Rank this Week: 4724

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 23

    Study supports doctor-led approach to end-of-life care planning

    Study supports doctor-led approach to end-of-life care planning
    The end of a person’s life is a time of intense transition and difficult choices. Although nothing can fully prepare an individual or a family for the gravity of the decisions that need to be made, end-of-life care planning can help…
  • Jan 15

    The effect of procrastination and debt on retirement planning

    The effect of procrastination and debt on retirement planning
    The desire to create a comfortable, secure retirement is almost universal. Unfortunately, procrastination and debt can have a devastating, though not irreversible, effect on these efforts. While Americans can now anticipate longer-than-ever…
  • Dec 29

    Reducing caregiver stress helps prevent elder abuse

    Reducing caregiver stress helps prevent elder abuse
    Elder abuse has long been associated with the stress caregivers experience when providing care for older loved ones. Reducing caregiver stress is a key factor in preventing the abuse and neglect of elders. As much of health care moves out of…
Rank this Week: 4234

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blog
  • Jan 22

    Attachment Proceedings in North Carolina (Attorney)

    Attachment Proceedings in North Carolina (Attorney)
    Tags: Attachment Proceeding in NCcommercial litigation attorney NCWhat is an attachment proceeding? It’s used when a defendant (or defendant to be) is in breach of an agreement AND is going to leave the State of North Carolina with…
  • Dec 30

    Sanders Law Firm PLLC merges with Hendrick Bryant Nerhood & Oti

    Sanders Law Firm PLLC merges with Hendrick Bryant Nerhood & Oti
    Tags: merger lawyerKirk SandersKirk Sanders of Sanders Law Firm PLLC & Hendrick Bryant Nerhood Sanders & Otis are pleased to announce that W. Kirk Sanders has joined the firm Hendrick Bryant Nerhood Sanders & Otis effective…
  • Dec 30

    One of the Top Stories Lawyers Weekly: Northern Beltway Condemnation Attorney in NC

    One of the Top Stories Lawyers Weekly: Northern Beltway Condemnation Attorney in NC
    Tags: northern beltwayCondemnation Attorney NCMatthew Bryant, the chair for the condemnation committee of Hendrick Bryant Nerhood Sanders & Otis, made the "Most Notable Stories" in NC Lawyers Weekly for the lawsuit on behalf of…
Rank this Week: 4440

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/
  • 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…
  • Sep 25

    What Is the Difference Between a Private Foundation and a Public Charity?

    What Is the Difference Between a Private Foundation and a Public Charity?
    An Estate Planning FAQ with Mary E. Vandenack. Private foundations and public charities are both tax exempt entities under section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue Code. The differences are that a public charity qualifies for a little more in…
Rank this Week: 3824

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
  • Jan 22

    Tax Season Considerations: 1099 and Tangible Property

    Tax Season Considerations: 1099 and Tangible Property
    The month of January, of course, brings the start of the tax filing season.  As such, there are a couple of items to think about. These two particular items are mainly directed at businesses, however, […]Tax Season Considerations:…
  • Jan 19

    Privacy and your estate plan

    Privacy and your estate plan
    The British government announced recently that 4 million historical wills have been digitized and are now available for download by the public. As in the United States, these documents were previously available by traveling to…
  • Jan 15

    Becoming an Organ Donor

    Becoming an Organ Donor
    Becoming an organ donor is easy. You can indicate that you want to be a donor in the following ways: Register with your state’s donor registry. Most states have registries. Check the list at OrganDonor.gov. […]Becoming an Organ…
Rank this Week: 4419