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Goldstein, Rosen & Rassos LLP Blog

Goldstein, Rosen & Rassos LLP Blog

Covers wills & estates, real estate and corporate law.

http://www.grrlaw.ca/law-blog.html
Rank this Week: 2688

Estate of Confusion

Estate of Confusion

Covers developments in estate planning and wealth transfer taxes. By Hani Sarji.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/hanisarji/
Rank this Week: 2895

Mari Law

Mari Law

Discusses family law and estate planning issues in Georgia. By Antonio B. Mari.

http://marilaw.wordpress.com
  • Aug 8

    Can I keep my house if I file bankruptcy in Georgia?

    Can I keep my house if I file bankruptcy in Georgia?
    Can I keep my house when filing bankruptcy in Cartersville? Cartersville Bankruptcy Attorney Answer
  • Aug 8

    Can I keep my house if I file bankruptcy in Georgia?

    Can I keep my house if I file bankruptcy in Georgia?
    Can I keep my house when filing bankruptcy in Cartersville? Cartersville Bankruptcy Attorney Answers In a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, the Bankruptcy Code and Georgia Law contain various exemptions that in most cases will allow you to keep all of…
  • Jun 5

    Pricing Legal Service

    Pricing Legal Service
    Pricing Legal Services Have you ever hesitated to call a lawyer because you thought it would be too expensive? Often the perceived cost of hiring an attorney acts as a barrier to prevent people from fully protecting all their legal rights. In…
Rank this Week: 2722

Smarter Will Blog

Smarter Will Blog

Provides estate planning and probate news.

http://www.smarterwill.com/estate-planning-news/
  • May 23

    Holographic Wills: Legal in Illinois?

    Holographic Wills: Legal in Illinois?
    Holographic wills (wills that are entirely handwritten) are not generally recognized as valid wills in the state of Illinois. Why? It's not because they're handwritten, but because holographic wills are usually not 'witnessed' properly (the…
  • May 9

    Organ Donation Process in Illinoi

    Organ Donation Process in Illinoi
    Did you know that Illinois has a fairly new organ donation process, and that even if you've registered before to be an organ donor, you may need to re-register under the new system? In 2006 (only 5 years ago), a new Illinois organ donation…
  • Apr 25

    Pulling the Plug: Illinois Law That Make it Possible

    Pulling the Plug: Illinois Law That Make it Possible
    Everyone has the right to live. But does everyone have the right to die? Dying on your own terms (or “pulling the plug”) is a privilege granted at the state level. But it requires advance planning. Every state has different rules on how…
Rank this Week: 2681

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: 2923

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 8

    Virginia Disability & Senior Housing Resource Seminar——March 3, 2016

    Virginia Disability & Senior Housing Resource Seminar——March 3, 2016
    Family Support Services at ServiceSource is hosting a Housing Resource Seminar on March 3, 2016 at 11:00 AM. Learn more about what types of housing resources are available in Virginia and start thinking about what type of housing your loved…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4461

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/
  • Feb 8

    Chase the Blues Away Fundraiser

    Chase the Blues Away Fundraiser
    The Chase Family Foundation is having their 4th Annual Chase the Blues Away Fundraiser. Come celebrate Mardi Gras, Tuesday, February 9, 6:00-10:00 pm, Mermaids, 2217 N. College Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72703. Blues music will be provided by…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3341

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Covers wills, trusts & estates, guardianships, tax and asset protection planning.

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 7

    IRS Releases Form 8949 - Executors Now Required to Report Basis of Assets When Administering Estate

    IRS Releases Form 8949 - Executors Now Required to Report Basis of Assets When Administering Estate
    For many years the IRS and beneficiaries of estates had a problem figuring out how much gain should be imposed on an inherited asset because the beneficiaries did not know the basis.  The IRS did not like the fact that frequently the…
  • Jan 8

    Do I Need An Attorney To Prepare A Simple Will?

    Do I Need An Attorney To Prepare A Simple Will?
    I occasionally get asked if it is really necessary to hire an attorney to prepare simple estate planning documents.  Usually, the answer is NO, however, I find that once I start asking a few questions, most people really don't need a…
  • Nov 17

    Trouble with Probate

    Trouble with Probate
    Sometimes probate can be a simple process.  Sometimes it can be a royal nightmare... and sometimes it can be an expensive royal nightmare. I'm not sure if it is a sign of the times or just a coincidence, but our office has had numerous…
Rank this Week: 4537

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/
  • Feb 7

    New Social Security scam looks real but don't fall for it

    New Social Security scam looks real but don't fall for it
    The email's subject line says "Get Protected," but following its instructions will do anything but. The sender appears to be the "Social Security Administration," but it's not. It's a new and devious phishing scam. The…
  • Feb 4

    HIPAA developments, dilemma

    HIPAA developments, dilemma
    Recent reports from Pro Publica, the independent investigative news organization, reveal widespread violations of HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) by large organizations, from Walmart to CVS to United Health…
  • Jan 31

    Why aren't the presidential candidates talking about the long-term care crisis?

    Why aren't the presidential candidates talking about the long-term care crisis?
    With so many families struggling with the financial and psychological stress of caregiving, why aren't the 2016 presidential candidates making this a front-and-center issue? NPR Commentator Cokie Roberts has said, "Candidates are crazy…
Rank this Week: 4752

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    HSAs Beat 401(k)

    HSAs Beat 401(k)
    Your 401(k) may not be the best place to put your money. In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Anne Tergesen points out that Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) come with more tax advantages than 401(k)s and individual retirement…
  • Jan 29

    What Happens if I Die without a Will or a Trust?

    What Happens if I Die without a Will or a Trust?
    If you die without a Will or Trust, your assets will be divided up based on the intestacy laws of the state where you live at the time of your death and the intestacy laws of any other state where you own assets. Many times the intestacy laws…
  • Jan 22

    Grandchildren Gifting without Tax Reporting

    Grandchildren Gifting without Tax Reporting
    Gifting assets to your grandchildren can reduce the size of your estate and the tax that will be due upon your death. You may give each grandchild up to $14,000 a year without having to report the gift. If you are married, both you and your…
Rank this Week: 4390

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Feb 5

    Dealing With Substance Addictions Part 1: Get to Know the Marchman Act

    Dealing With Substance Addictions Part 1: Get to Know the Marchman Act
    Many of us have a family member who has a substance addiction. If your loved one will  not seek treatment on their own, but you have serious concerns about their health and well-being, you could consider taking action under the…
  • Jan 22

    Renunciation Rule: You Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

    Renunciation Rule: You Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat It Too
    You may not be familiar with the Renunciation Rule. It often comes up in litigation over trusts, and it is a rule that all beneficiaries and trustees should be familiar with. Renunciation in this context requires that a person…
  • Jan 8

    Sneaky Neighbor Gets Caught!

    Sneaky Neighbor Gets Caught!
    In a case from our own backyard, Keul vs Hodges Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Lampp and her late husband executed wills in 2009, several months before he died. Their estate plan provided that after Mrs. Lampp’s death, the entire…
Rank this Week: 3721

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: 3506

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: 3445

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: 3365

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: 3349

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: 3217

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4914

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: 3700

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: 4724

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: 4396

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: 3061

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: 3643

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: 3203

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.
Rank this Week: 3342

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.
Rank this Week: 4156

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…
Rank this Week: 4026

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…
Rank this Week: 4371

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: 3425

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: 4203

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/
  • Dec 7

    Why You Need to Discuss Estate Planning with your Ex-Spouse

    Why You Need to Discuss Estate Planning with your Ex-Spouse
    Creating an estate plan to protect your minor children is one of the most important things you will ever do.  When you and your spouse have separated or divorced, creating or revising your estate plan is not generally top…
  • Nov 26

    Free Report: Asset Protection Planning Mistakes in Nevada

    Free Report: Asset Protection Planning Mistakes in Nevada
    One aspect of asset protection planning that is difficult for most people is making a proper determination of who is likely to be a potential creditor. Those who are able to make this determination, are better able to make an effective asset…
  • Nov 23

    Nevada Asset Protection Planning Mistake

    Nevada Asset Protection Planning Mistake
    Nevada Asset Protection Planning Mistakes from Brad Anderson One aspect of asset protection planning that is difficult for most people is making a proper determination of who is likely to be a potential creditor Those who are able to make…
Rank this Week: 4110

Shober & Rock Blog

Shober & Rock Blog

Covers elder law in Pennsylvania.

http://shober-rock.com/the-blog/
  • Dec 6

    Important Elder Law Distinction

    Important Elder Law Distinction
    1. A Will vs Living Will. Your Will passes your property to your heirs at your death. A Living Will is a document that sets forth your wishes for medical treatment when you are terminally ill. A Will names an Executor at your death and a…
  • Sep 23

    Dementia or side effect? Anxiety drugs and the elderly.

    Dementia or side effect? Anxiety drugs and the elderly.
    We work with the individuals and families in crisis. We are usually called upon when a parent, grandparent or loved one starts to fail — which may be defined by being unable to perform one or more of the activities of daily living. Our…
  • Dec 19

    Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 – Individual

    Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 – Individual
    Congress has extended many popular tax provisions that significantly impact individuals and businesses. Late on December 16, 2014, the Senate, following earlier action in the House of Representatives, voted 76 to 16 to pass an identical…
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Law Offices of Richard B.…

Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.rbsllc.com/blog/
  • Nov 30

    3 Basic Ways to Title Property

    3 Basic Ways to Title Property
    Your Net Worth is the value of all that you own, and that is how much your beneficiaries can inherit.  Who will inherit your property depends on how your property is titled (held or owned). There are three basic ways to title property:…
  • Nov 30

    3 Basic Ways to Title Property

    3 Basic Ways to Title Property
    Your Net Worth is the value of all that you own, and that is how much your beneficiaries can inherit.  Who will inherit your property depends on how your property is titled (held or owned). There are three basic ways to title property:…
  • Oct 26

    What a Will Can and Cannot Do

    What a Will Can and Cannot Do
    To understand why “A Will is Not Enough in Oregon” you need to know what a Will can and cannot do.  One thing a Will can do is make a gift of all you own (your Estate). One of the things a Will cannot do is preserve and…
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The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

Covers elder law, estate planning, Medicaid, probate, wills and trusts.

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Nov 26

    Empowering Consumers in End of Life Discussion

    Empowering Consumers in End of Life Discussion
    Few things are more awkward than conversations with family and loved ones about end of life considerations. Medicare, however, believes doctors who have these discussions with their patients should be reimbursed for their time. It makes…
  • Nov 24

    When a Child Remains Dependent on His Parent

    When a Child Remains Dependent on His Parent
    There are close to 59 million children who are disabled in the U.S. For parents, it presents a unique challenge in that it often equates to a lifelong situation where the child remains dependent on his parents. For these parents, it’s…
  • Nov 19

    Are Reverse Mortgages Safe?

    Are Reverse Mortgages Safe?
    Most of us have seen the commercials touting the many benefits of reverse mortgages. When they became more popular and well known, many believed they were the solution for senior citizens in need of a cash infusion. Now, though, there are new…
Rank this Week: 4111

Bay Area Wills, Trusts & Probate…

Bay Area Wills, Trusts & Probate Report

Covers planned giving, estate planning, taxes and wills and trusts. By Karen Meckstroth.

http://www.bayareawillsandtrustslawblog.com
  • Nov 19

    California Court Says Mother’s Trust Can Fund Trustee to Fight Trust Contest after Her Death

    California Court Says Mother’s Trust Can Fund Trustee to Fight Trust Contest after Her Death
    There’s a new no-contest case in California — Doolittle v. Exchange Bank (pdf).  The twist here is the beneficiary who contested the validity of trust amendments also sought to broaden the reach of…
  • Oct 27

    Federal Estate Tax Exclusion Bumps Up a Bit for 2016

    Federal Estate Tax Exclusion Bumps Up a Bit for 2016
    It’s that time when the IRS announces what you can pass on to others next year without paying federal gift or estate tax.  Revenue Procedure 2015-53 contains 27 pages of inflation-adjusted items for 2016.  Wedged between…
  • Oct 14

    California Protects Personal Autonomy at End-of-Life

    California Protects Personal Autonomy at End-of-Life
    When Governor Brown signed the End of Life Option Act on October 5th, California became the fifth state to allow physicians to assist terminally ill individuals to end their own lives. Governor Brown issued a signing…
Rank this Week: 4200

Spencer Law Firm Blog

Spencer Law Firm Blog

Covers probate and estate planning in Pennsylvania.

http://www.pennsylvaniatrustsandestates.com/
  • Nov 16

    The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015

    The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015
    President Obama, Nov. 2, signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, a two-year budget deal. The legislation raises the federal debt limit and is paid for in part by provisions eliminating two Social Security retirement benefit…
  • May 12

    Estate Planning and Portability

    Estate Planning and Portability
    The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA), which tried to keep us from going over the "fiscal cliff," raised the federal estate tax exemption to $5.25 million and made permanent an estate tax concept called…
  • Apr 25

    Seminar: How to Prepare Fiduciary Accounts and Avoid Common Trap

    Seminar: How to Prepare Fiduciary Accounts and Avoid Common Trap
    Don't miss the PBI seminar on How to Prepare Fiduciary Accounts and Avoid Common Traps next Thursday May 1, 2014 at the CLE Conference Center, Wanamaker Building, Philadelphia. Register here:…
Rank this Week: 3784

California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

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

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Nov 13

    Caring for your Companion and The Importance of Protecting Your Pet

    Caring for your Companion and The Importance of Protecting Your Pet
    (*Interview with Attorney KC Marie Knox starts at 9min:50sec) Estate Planning Attorney KC Marie Knox was invited to “Love That Dog Hollywood” to speak about the importance of protecting your pet and planning in the event of a…
  • Jul 22

    Elder Law and Medicaid Planning: Everything You Need to Know

    Elder Law and Medicaid Planning: Everything You Need to Know
    Attorney KC Marie Knox of Law Firm Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP will be teaching a 2-day Practical Course hosted by the National Business Institute (NBI) on the subject of Elder Law and Medicaid Planning. KC Marie Knox is a Los Angeles…
  • Mar 24

    Walking Away Equally Unhappy

    Walking Away Equally Unhappy
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Transcription: There is something that I constantly heard over…
Rank this Week: 3949

Florida Probate Blog -…

Florida Probate Blog - WeProbateFlorida.com

Covers Florida probate administration. By Long H. Duong.

http://weprobateflorida.com
  • Nov 9

    The Problem with Florida Probate Form

    The Problem with Florida Probate Form
    Every now and again, we are asked where forms can be downloaded. I honestly don’t know the answer because our forms are from a repository that caters only to attorneys. The problem with Florida probate forms is that they are designed…
  • Mar 30

    Why You Need Probate to Sell Real Estate

    Why You Need Probate to Sell Real Estate
    Here’s a frequently asked question that deserves a slightly more intricate answer: “I’m clearly a child of (the decedent). Why can’t I just sign a quit claim deed over to myself so I can sell this property?”…
  • Mar 25

    Caution: “Probate Paralegals” on Craigslist

    Caution: “Probate Paralegals” on Craigslist
    Yesterday, I received what was otherwise a routine call about a potential probate case: The caller told me she had hired a “probate paralegal” to prepare the paperwork that she, the caller, would then file the case herself. She…
Rank this Week: 4589

Palm Springs Estate Planning…

Palm Springs Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate taxes, probate, trusts, wills and estate planning. By Julia Burt Law and El Paseo Law Group.

http://www.palmspringsestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 5

    Importance of Changing Beneficiary Designations after Divorce

    Importance of Changing Beneficiary Designations after Divorce
    A surprising number of families learn the painful lesson that divorce doesn’t fully resolve beneficial ownership issues with certain retirement accounts. Any plans governed under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974…
  • Oct 9

    Right to Die in California

    Right to Die in California
    On October 5, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation allowing terminally ill patients in California the option to end their lives. The so-called Option to Die Act will not come into effect until sometime in 2016. California joins…
  • Sep 25

    Ancillary Probate in California

    Ancillary Probate in California
    We frequently get calls from beneficiaries wanting to change the title to California vacation homes. They already have a probate process in another state and merely need help “transferring title.” However, transferring title to…
Rank this Week: 3953

Florida Probate and Estate…

Florida Probate and Estate Planning Blog

Answers probate and estate law questions. By Fortenberry Legal.

http://www.floridaprobatesolutions.com/blog/
  • Nov 4

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  • Oct 29

    Rights of Stepchildren to Assets of a Deceased Parent in Probate

    Rights of Stepchildren to Assets of a Deceased Parent in Probate
    Here’s a scenario that I get so often that it deserves its own blog post:  Dad dies. Stepchildren claim that stepmother is taking dad’s assets and not communicating with them. Stepmother claims that all of the marital assets…
  • Oct 22

    Formal Florida Probate Administration in 10 Step

    Formal Florida Probate Administration in 10 Step
    Of the various types of Florida probate proceedings, formal administration is the most common.  Like any probate matter, Florida probate administration can vary depending on the size of the estate, the decedent’s asset…
Rank this Week: 3304

New York Probate Blog

New York Probate Blog

Covers New York probate and estate laws, estate planning and taxation. By Rudolf J. Karvay.

http://www.nycprobate.com/probate-blog/
  • Oct 23

    Inheritance Rights of Posthumously Conceived Children

    Inheritance Rights of Posthumously Conceived Children
    Thanks to the advancement of technology, couples who are suffering through infertility now have a chance to get pregnant. The most widely known treatment is in vitro fertilization. Through this method, there is a chance for children to be…
  • Oct 23

    Disinheriting Your Spouse

    Disinheriting Your Spouse
    While it is more common to hear of people disinheriting their adult children, disinheriting a spouse is rare. That is because in the State of New York, you cannot disinherit your spouse. You cannot leave the surviving spouse with nothing nor…
  • Mar 26

    Taking Care of Your Pets After You Die

    Taking Care of Your Pets After You Die
    Non-animal lovers may find it hard to believe, but more and more pet owners are leaving their fortune to their pets. Joan Rivers made sure her dogs were taken care of after she passed away by including them in her estate planning. Leona…
Rank this Week: 3138

Augulis Law Firm

Augulis Law Firm

Covers New Jersey estate planning.

http://www.augulislawfirm.com/blog/
  • Oct 23

    “Client Choice Award” on AVVO.com

    “Client Choice Award” on AVVO.com
    We are proud to annouce that the reviews our clients have given have earned Mr. Alan L. Augulis, Esq. the “Client Choice Award” from AVVO.com.  To find out more about Mr. Augulis, please copy and paste the…
  • Oct 23

    “Client Choice Award” on AVVO.com

    “Client Choice Award” on AVVO.com
    We are proud to annouce that the reviews our clients have given have earned Mr. Alan L. Augulis, Esq. the “Client Choice Award” from AVVO.com.  To find out more about Mr. Augulis, please copy and paste the…
  • Feb 11

    New Member of AVVO.com

    New Member of AVVO.com
    Find out more about Alan Augulis by following the link below.   You will be directed to his profile on A VVO.com.
Rank this Week: 4109

Davidov Law Group

Davidov Law Group

Covers new York elder law and estate planning.

http://www.davidovlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 4

    Do You Have to Impoverish Yourself to Qualify for Medicaid?

    Do You Have to Impoverish Yourself to Qualify for Medicaid?
    When you hear that many elders rely on Medicaid to pay for long-term care, you may become alarmed. Most people are aware of the fact that Medicaid is only available to people who are financially needy. If a high percentage of seniors are on…
  • Oct 4

    Do You Have to Impoverish Yourself to Qualify for Medicaid?

    Do You Have to Impoverish Yourself to Qualify for Medicaid?
    When you hear that many elders rely on Medicaid to pay for long-term care, you may become alarmed. Most people are aware of the fact that Medicaid is only available to people who are financially needy. If a high percentage of seniors are on…
  • Oct 3

    What Questions Should I Ask My Estate Planning Attorney?

    What Questions Should I Ask My Estate Planning Attorney?
    Estate planning is something that people often put on the back burner, and there are many reasons for this procrastination. One of them is the simple fact that it can be hard to know where to begin. There are various different estate planning…
Rank this Week: 4107

KYEstates.com

KYEstates.com

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

http://kyestates.com
  • Oct 3

    Sidestepping Risks From Job Loss After Age 50

    Sidestepping Risks From Job Loss After Age 50
    When people in their 30s and 40s think about their earning trajectory through a normal retirement age, they should take into account the tendency for income growth to taper after age 40 in many fields, and the risks of unplanned early…
  • Aug 22

    Designing Trusts for a Surviving Spouse’s Remarriage

    Designing Trusts for a Surviving Spouse’s Remarriage
    In the 90s, when the Internet was new and Bill Clinton still had more tomorrows than yesterdays, the estate tax exemption was $600,000, an amount even Thomas Piketty might think was rather low. In that sort of environment, credit shelter…
  • Aug 22

    Designing Trusts for a Surviving Spouse’s Remarriage

    Designing Trusts for a Surviving Spouse’s Remarriage
    In the 90s, when the Internet was new and Bill Clinton still had more tomorrows than yesterdays, the estate tax exemption was $600,000, an amount even Thomas Piketty might think was rather low. In that sort of environment, credit shelter…
Rank this Week: 4667

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Sep 28

    Incapacity Planning In Your South Carolina Estate Plan

    Incapacity Planning In Your South Carolina Estate Plan
    Incapacity Planning in Your South Carolina Estate Plan from John Kuhn Though you may not want to think about the possibility of becoming incapacitated, you should because your loved ones may suffer if the worst does happen and you failed to…
  • Sep 28

    Incapacity Planning In Your South Carolina Estate Plan

    Incapacity Planning In Your South Carolina Estate Plan
    Incapacity Planning in Your South Carolina Estate Plan from John Kuhn Though you may not want to think about the possibility of becoming incapacitated, you should because your loved ones may suffer if the worst does happen and you failed to…
  • Sep 9

    Why Is a Living Trust Better than a Power of Attorney?

    Why Is a Living Trust Better than a Power of Attorney?
    A comprehensive estate plan should do more than just provide a roadmap for the distribution of your estate assets when you die. In fact, your estate plan can help further a number of related goals and objectives. The additional components you…
Rank this Week: 3396

California Estate Lawyer Blog

California Estate Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiaestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 21

    Did You Know That You Can Include Your Pets in Your Estate Plan in California?

    Did You Know That You Can Include Your Pets in Your Estate Plan in California?
    It’s true.  Sometimes referred to as “companion animals”, California Probate Code §15212 specifically provides for the creation of a trust to care for your beloved dog, cat or other companion animal after you pass.…
  • Sep 17

    Why a Trust and Not a Will in California?

    Why a Trust and Not a Will in California?
    A frequent question that comes up when doing estate planning in my Newport Beach, California office is why should one pay for a trust, when a will is so much cheaper.  My response is are you thinking long-term or short-term? If you are…
  • Sep 14

    My Loved One Died; How Do I Know if a Probate is Necessary in California?

    My Loved One Died; How Do I Know if a Probate is Necessary in California?
    Virtually every decision regarding probate is based on title to or value of assets owned by the decedent. Title is important because ownership can transfer as a matter of law (e.g. joint tenancy with right of survivorship, where the surviving…
Rank this Week: 4620