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New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Mar 16

    CPLR 5015(a)(3) and (4)

    CPLR 5015(a)(3) and (4)
    The defendants, his brother, and his father were the principal shareholders of the corporate defendant. For several years prior to 1974 the corporation owned a restaurant in Staten Island, together with the real property upon which it was…
  • Feb 25

    CPLR §2221 and 4404(a) ...cont

    CPLR §2221 and 4404(a) ...cont
    The jury's failure to award damages for past pain and suffering that adequately compensates plaintiff for the pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life she experienced from the date of the accident to the date when the jury rendered…
  • Feb 22

    CPLR §2221 and 4404(a) ...cont

    CPLR §2221 and 4404(a) ...cont
    The Board also recognized the potential danger to teachers and employees such as plaintiff by limiting class sizes to no more than twelve (12) students who exhibited adverse social tendencies such as engaging in physical assaults. The…
Rank this Week: 630

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, asset protection, charitable giving, and business law. By Kyle E. Krull.

http://blog.kylekrull.com/kansas-missouri-estate-planning/
  • Feb 27

    Elder Abuse - Even Worse than We Thought?

    Elder Abuse - Even Worse than We Thought?
    The elderly among us are vulnerable. They are easy marks for those who would take advantage of that vulnerability, especially when it comes to their finances. Surprisingly, the abusers are commonly include those who are closely-related to…
  • Feb 26

    When Your Folks Need Help with Their Finance

    When Your Folks Need Help with Their Finance
    You notice a stack of bills piled up - unopened - by the rotary dial telephone on the wall. You know, that dark green wall phone with the extra long "extension cord" you knotted up in high school while talking to your friends? [That…
  • Feb 25

    Medicaid "Planning" ... Really?

    Medicaid "Planning" ... Really?
    Quick. If you are age 50 or older, what is your long-term care planning strategy? How will you pay the freight some day if you require in-home help, assisted living or skilled nursing care? Denial is not a strategy, just as it is not that big…
Rank this Week: 4575

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Feb 27

    Keep Cross-Examination Short (Unless You Shouldn’t)

    Keep Cross-Examination Short (Unless You Shouldn’t)
    A successful evangelist once said about his sermons: “Nobody ever got religion after the first twenty minutes.” His time estimate may be wrong, but every evangelist and trial attorney has wrestled with the short attention span of…
  • Feb 25

    Like Cheese, Foreign Prenups Don’t Travel Well

    Like Cheese, Foreign Prenups Don’t Travel Well
    The following is a guest blog post by Peter M. Walzer of Walzer Melcher LLP in Los Angeles, a firm focused exclusively on family law. Mr. Walzer has been a Certified Family Law Specialist for 25 years. It’s not uncommon for out-of-state…
  • Feb 23

    5 Things to Do to Prepare for Voir Dire

    5 Things to Do to Prepare for Voir Dire
    When next faced with preparing for jury voir dire examination before trial, consider these five practical suggestions. Determine the types of jurors that you do and don’t want. Rather than selecting jurors through stereotypes (e.g.,…
Rank this Week: 1723

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, veterans benefits and special needs trusts. By Mark E. Wight.

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
  • Feb 27

    Idaho Estate Planning - Family Feud Surrounding Robin Williams Estate

    Idaho Estate Planning - Family Feud Surrounding Robin Williams Estate
    The comedian Robin Williams hadn't been deceased for long when a fight erupted over some of his belongings. Williams' third wife and his three children from a previous marriage landed in court with a dispute over personal items, including…
  • Feb 26

    Idaho Elder Law - Medicaid Planning Myth

    Idaho Elder Law - Medicaid Planning Myth
    You can't afford NOT to do Medicaid Planning. First, such planning may not cost as much as you think. More importantly, compared to what is at stake, the cost to protect your assets and put care in place is definitely worth it.
  • Feb 25

    Idaho Elder Law - Avoiding Financial Elder Abuse

    Idaho Elder Law - Avoiding Financial Elder Abuse
    Each type of fraud has a different age spectrum. Investment scams peak around age 65, and work-from-home scams, dating scams, weight loss, and most Internet scams are more common at a bit younger age. Finally, theft by family members peaks…
Rank this Week: 2192

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    William Herd died leaving £300,000 but his only son never saw a penny

    William Herd died leaving £300,000 but his only son never saw a penny
    William Herd was widowed, and married again at 67 years old. He and his second wife, Dorothy, made mirror wills in which they left everything to each other. The wills also said that on the death of both of them, the estate would be divided…
  • Feb 24

    Is a will prepared in Ontario valid in other provinces or other countries?

    Is a will prepared in Ontario valid in other provinces or other countries?
    These days, with people moving from place to place so much, I'm often asked about the validity of wills once a person moves across provincial or national borders. A reader recently raised the topic, and I thought I'd share the discussion with…
  • Feb 24

    The Objects 10 Celebrities Took to the Grave

    The Objects 10 Celebrities Took to the Grave
    The rituals and customs surrounding letting our loved ones go are extremely important to all of us. A funeral, in any form, is an opportunity to express the personality of the deceased. I'm attaching an article from www.mentalfloss.com that…
Rank this Week: 3970

California Probate and Estate…

California Probate and Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.californiaprobate.info/blog
  • Feb 27

    Reverse Estate Planning to get a step up in basi

    Reverse Estate Planning to get a step up in basi
    I heard a great presentation recently by a CPA. He was talking about, what he calls, “reverse estate planning.” Say what? Well, we all know that the focus in estate planning has changed from estate taxes (death taxes) to capital…
  • Jan 1

    IRS Gift and Estate Tax Exemptions for 2015

    IRS Gift and Estate Tax Exemptions for 2015
    The IRS released their gift and estate tax exemption numbers for 2015 a few months back. In case you missed it they are: GIFT TAX: It remains at $14,000 per donor per donee.  So a husband and wife can do … Continue reading…
  • Dec 9

    International Will

    International Will
    I have been practicing law since 1994. I have been extremely focused on the areas of estate and probate law during that time.  Through those years I have a number of clients who have property in other countries. Usually we ……
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Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

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

    Facebook’s New Legacy Contact

    Facebook’s New Legacy Contact
    You may have read our blog posts about Death in the Digital Age and Emailing after Death.  Facebook has certainly established a reputation for making changes, sometimes in response to user concerns.  This issue is no exception and…
  • Feb 25

    Beer Delivery to Your Home – Are We There Yet?

    Beer Delivery to Your Home – Are We There Yet?
    I’ve gotten a number of inquiries from clients recently about whether the law has changed allowing them to deliver alcohol to customers if they hold a valid liquor license.  This topic originated through a legal opinion issued by…
  • Feb 23

    Contract Basics: Lessons from my High School Journalism Cla

    Contract Basics: Lessons from my High School Journalism Cla
    Working primarily with business owners, I draft and review countless contracts,  Every contract is unique and I enjoy the challenge and process involved in gathering the proper information relevant to each situation.  It occurred to…
Rank this Week: 1051

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Feb 27

    French Criminal Case Gives Glimpse Into Life Of L’Oréal Heire

    French Criminal Case Gives Glimpse Into Life Of L’Oréal Heire
    The criminal trial in France involving allegations by prosecutors that trusted advisers of the second wealthiest woman in the world exploited her mental state and schemed her out of over €1 billion, concluded Wednesday and a verdict is…
  • Feb 27

    Income Tax Regulations Draw Attention at Heckerling

    Income Tax Regulations Draw Attention at Heckerling
    As I have previously discussed, income tax issues were a major focus at the 49th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning. One area of focus was recent income tax guidance from the IRS relating to trusts and estates issues, including...
  • Feb 26

    Tom Benson Denied Expedited Appeal

    Tom Benson Denied Expedited Appeal
    The Texas Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio has rejected Tom Benson’s request for an expedited review of a lower court’s decision to temporarily oust the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner as steward of a trust created for...
Rank this Week: 45

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Feb 27

    ILIT Three Year Rule

    ILIT Three Year Rule
    The Federal estate tax is something to be aware of when you are planning ahead for the inevitable. There is an exemption, but once you exceed it you are looking at an extraordinary rate of taxation. As of this writing the exclusion is $5.12…
  • Feb 26

    What Is a First Party Special Needs Trust?

    What Is a First Party Special Needs Trust?
    A special needs trust can be a very useful estate planning device when certain circumstances exist. Many people who have disabilities rely on government benefit programs like Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income. These programs are only…
  • Feb 23

    Veterans A & A: Wartime Veterans May Be Eligible

    Veterans A & A: Wartime Veterans May Be Eligible
    When it comes to retirement planning, people who are serving or have served in the United States armed forces have some very attractive options. Individuals who have served for at least 20 years are entitled to a retirement pension that they…
Rank this Week: 2806

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Feb 27

    Become a Better Guesser, with the Right Tool

    Become a Better Guesser, with the Right Tool
    This week winter finally made its voice heard in Louisville, KY by dumping almost a foot of snow on us. Though this certainly pales in comparison to the relentless storms that have battered Boston, it was enough to get our attention, close…
  • Feb 25

    10 Happiest States: The Happiest Will Surprise You!

    10 Happiest States: The Happiest Will Surprise You!
    Which are the happiest states and why? Does it have to do with weather? I’m sure with the grueling winter weather in the northern states this year, people are thinking “sunbelt.” But, surprisingly, climate seems to be less…
  • Feb 23

    Be a Peak Performer

    Be a Peak Performer
    The Academy’s Peak Performer groups recently concluded their final in-person meetings of the Peak year, and they were simply remarkable. For those who are unfamiliar with the program, in short, the Peak Performers Program is an…
Rank this Week: 3391

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Feb 27

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Robert Craig Knievel “Evel Knievel” (1938-2007) – Daredevil Evel Knievel gained worldwide fame between the late 1960s and early 1980s for nationally televised death-defying motorcycle jumps. In his career he attempted over…
  • Feb 25

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated. Maya Angelou
  • Feb 25

    Common Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid

    Common Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid
    For most people, an estate plan is much more than simply a list of how they want their assets divided after they die. A comprehensive estate plan often includes tax and probate avoidance, incapacity planning, and retirement planning as well.…
Rank this Week: 1816

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Feb 27

    Community Foundation

    Community Foundation
    I attended a very informative seminar this week hosted by our firm, and the presenters were Anne Brayley and Aneil Gokhale from the Toronto Foundation.  Through their talk, we learned more about our role as estates counsel in…
  • Feb 26

    Reform of the Substitute Decisions Act (SDA)

    Reform of the Substitute Decisions Act (SDA)
    The SDA came into effect in 1995, and created significant change to Ontario’s consent and capacity laws.  This year the SDA celebrates its 20-year anniversary of governing planning for mental incapacity and substitute…
  • Feb 25

    No Monkeying Around Here!

    No Monkeying Around Here!
    Our blog has covered the topic of pets on a number of occasions, most recently the extravagant tale of Bella Mia Bolasny, a pampered Maltese who is set to inherit from her wealthy owner, or “mother”, Rose Ann Bolasny.…
Rank this Week: 126

Law Offices of Richard B.…

Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.rbsllc.com/blog/
  • Feb 26

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

    How Can I Protect My Spouse When I Apply for Medicaid?
    At some point during your Golden Years there is a very good chance that you will need long-term care. Given the extremely high cost of long-term care that means there is also a very good chance you will need to qualify for the Medicaid…
  • Feb 25

    Will Nursing Home Care Leave You, or Your Spouse, in Poverty?

    Will Nursing Home Care Leave You, or Your Spouse, in Poverty?
    As much as we all prefer not to think about it, the odds are very good that we will all need long-term care at some point down the road. If you have not planned for the possibility you could be in for a huge shock when you realize how…
  • Jan 29

    Portland Estate Planning (IRA and Beneficiary Basics)

    Portland Estate Planning (IRA and Beneficiary Basics)
    We know there are a lot of potentially-confusing factors to consider when planning for retirement in Portland (estate planning, IRA and Roth IRA plans, 401(k)s and Roth 401(k)s, and so on). With all of these moving parts, it can be easy to…
Rank this Week: 1826

Nevada Trust Reporter

Nevada Trust Reporter

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

http://blog.trustprovident.com/
  • Feb 26

    We’re here to help.

    We’re here to help.
    Whether you’re interested in self-directed investments for your retirement account or you’re a self-employed individual interested in making your 401(k) solo, we have you covered. Find out more by visiting http://bit.ly/1vDhEwl…
  • Feb 24

    Everything Is Awesome!

    Everything Is Awesome!
    “Everything is awesome. Everything is cool when you’re part of a team.” Company culture is very important to us and we’re always brainstorming ways to develop our skill sets. Today, we did an accountability exercise…
  • Feb 20

    How to Balance Spending and Safety in Retirement

    How to Balance Spending and Safety in Retirement
    Source: Darrow Kirkpatrick, MONEY Every retirement withdrawal method has its pros and cons. Understanding the differences will help you tap your assets in the way that’s best for you. You’ve saved for years. You’ve built a…
Rank this Week: 4954

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.connecticutestateplanningattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    Why Pay Gift Tax Early?

    Why Pay Gift Tax Early?
    By Paul T. Czepiga Who would ever want to pay a gift tax if they did not have to? The answer: Your children! Let’s take a closer look at this and let me give you some background. The IRS has a gift tax. If you are a very generous person…
  • Feb 20

    What is a Conservatorship?

    What is a Conservatorship?
    By Carmine Perri When we help clients develop their estate plans, one of the advance directives we encourage them to create is a Designation of Conservator. You decide ahead of time who will manage your affairs – and under what certain…
  • Feb 6

    How to Choose the Right Nursing Home

    How to Choose the Right Nursing Home
    Let’s face it, placing your loved in a nursing home is no easy task – for anyone. So you want to make sure that the facility you choose is the right one. But how do you go about choosing a nursing home? And how do you know if…
Rank this Week: 3817

Your Texas Estate Plan

Your Texas Estate Plan

Covers tax and estate planning. By Jacob Pelley.

http://www.yourtexasestateplan.com/
  • Feb 26

    Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning

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

    The dead hand: Controlling heirs through conditional bequest

    The dead hand: Controlling heirs through conditional bequest
    When an inheritance or gift is based on a condition, this process is often referred to as the "dead hand."  The issue has been around for a long time: "What I am saying is that as long as the heir is a child, he is no different from…
  • Oct 31

    Spooky IRA Deadline

    Spooky IRA Deadline
    You can't fight time. Don't try. We've talked before about the tax ramifications of halloween candy, but today I want to let you know if something much spookier: the October 31 deadline of notifying your inherited IRA custodian if a…
Rank this Week: 4533

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Feb 26

    Reasons for Updating an Already-Finished Estate Plan

    Reasons for Updating an Already-Finished Estate Plan
    Long before Jim Carrey went green in Gotham and battled Batman, the world knew a different man as “The Riddler.” He wasn’t a villain or even a fictional character, but rather a widely respected Greek philosopher known as…
  • Feb 19

    Martin Luther King Jr.’s Children Battle in Court Over His Estate

    Martin Luther King Jr.’s Children Battle in Court Over His Estate
    Nearly forty-seven years have passed since the tragic assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His incredible life and legacy continue to command our attention and admiration all these decades later. This year, his story is remembered…
  • Feb 12

    Crazy Estates Get a TV Show with “Strange Inheritance”

    Crazy Estates Get a TV Show with “Strange Inheritance”
    Estate law doesn’t always enjoy a reputation as the most exciting topic under the sun. That’s why we’re pleased to hear of a new TV show that shines a light on estates and their sometimes-unpredictable legacies. View image |…
Rank this Week: 680

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Feb 26

    Body Snatchers: Who Controls Your Remains Under California Law?

    Body Snatchers: Who Controls Your Remains Under California Law?
    Ever wonder who has the legal right to control your remains after you die?  I have never thought about it either, but it came to light last year with Casey Kasem’s body went missing.  Where did it go and who has the right to…
  • Feb 24

    Going on Offense: We stand, we fight, we win. Albertson & Davidson, LLP

    Going on Offense: We stand, we fight, we win. Albertson & Davidson, LLP
    Have to share this, our new video that describes how we feel about standing, fighting and winning for our clients.  Trust and Will lawsuits are about the principal for most people, not the money.  And sometimes, you have to fight…
  • Feb 21

    Why I Hate LexBlog…but I’ll get over it.

    Why I Hate LexBlog…but I’ll get over it.
    This blog, which we post to weekly, is hosted and supported by a company called LexBlog.  I love LexBlog, they have been a great platform on which to spread education on the topics I love most: Trust and Will disputes.  I have been…
Rank this Week: 1552

Long Island Estate Planning…

Long Island Estate Planning Questions & Answers

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

http://longislandestatesattorney.com/faqs/
  • Feb 26

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

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

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

    What Happens if There Aren’t Enough Assets in a Long Island Estate?
    Who Gets Paid First When There Isn’t Enough Money To Pay Everyone It is not uncommon when someone dies that the estate ends up owing more than the estate actually has in assets. Many times, people end up wracking up large medical bills…
  • Feb 2

    Do I Need An Attorney To Make A Will On Long Island?

    Do I Need An Attorney To Make A Will On Long Island?
    Could Doing Your Own Will Cost Your Beneficiaries? If you look up estate planning online, you can find almost countless resources on all of the ways that you can write your own will in order to save yourself some legal fees. The parties…
Rank this Week: 2626

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • Feb 26

    Protect Your Assets with a Private Retirement Plan

    Protect Your Assets with a Private Retirement Plan
    The following post was taken from our February 2015 newsletter. Click here to subscribe to our monthly newsletter. Most people will not spend a penny today to put a hurdle between their valuable assets and some currently unknown, but…
  • Feb 24

    Terminated QPRTs Result In Interesting Opportunitie

    Terminated QPRTs Result In Interesting Opportunitie
    The following post was taken from our Feburary 2015 newsletter. Click here to subscribe to our monthly newsletter Over the past almost four decades we have helped hundreds of families implement qualified personal residence trusts. …
  • Feb 19

    FATCA in Israel: Banks Demand Declaration

    FATCA in Israel: Banks Demand Declaration
    In a move that was not well-publicized but widely expected, Israeli banks are now asking their new business customers to complete forms declaring whether they are incorporated in the US or whether any of their company shareholders or related…
Rank this Week: 1263

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

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

    Compare & Contrast: Revocable Living Trust & Family Wealth Trust

    Compare & Contrast: Revocable Living Trust & Family Wealth Trust
    There are many financial tools that can help you transition from your career to retirement with relative ease and confidence. Understanding those tools, including the benefits as well as the shortcomings, is your first step of making that…
  • Feb 24

    The Reason to Get a Living Will

    The Reason to Get a Living Will
    It may be an unpleasant topic, but many people have not taken the time to get Living Wills. These are simple documents that give doctors instructions over what life-sustaining treatments to provide when a person is terminally ill with no…
  • Feb 19

    What You Need to Know About Ohio Telemed Service

    What You Need to Know About Ohio Telemed Service
    Last year, Ohio Governor Kasich signed into law an authorization for Medicaid to cover telemedicine services. It went into effect January 1, 2015.  But what do telemed services mean for seniors and the elderly who receive Medicaid?…
Rank this Week: 3214

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/
  • Feb 26

    Paying for Alzheimer’s: Medicare, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care

    Paying for Alzheimer’s: Medicare, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care
    Few diagnoses are more devastating than Alzheimer’s, both in terms of its health toll and its extraordinary financial imposition on families. View image | gettyimages.com Paying for long-term care isn’t easy, especially if you or…
  • Feb 19

    How Outer-Space Research May Lead to Better Care for Old Age

    How Outer-Space Research May Lead to Better Care for Old Age
    Space may be the “final frontier,” but we’re still far away from reaping its whole harvest. Indeed, the distant discoveries of outer space continue to pay major dividends here at home. Take senior healthcare, for example.…
  • Feb 12

    Do People Really Die of “Old Age”?

    Do People Really Die of “Old Age”?
    We’ve all heard about people who die of “old age.” In fact, for many, that is our wish — to live long and healthy lives and, when our time eventually comes, to pass away gracefully in the swan song of … Continue…
Rank this Week: 4428

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 26

    What is an SEP IRA?

    What is an SEP IRA?
    Did you know there are several types of Individual Retirement Accounts or IRAs?  Some are established by the individual and others are sponsored by employers, usually with matching contributions.  A SEP IRA is one particular type of…
  • Feb 25

    Government Raises the Bar on Nursing Home Rating

    Government Raises the Bar on Nursing Home Rating
    federal government is increasing its scrutiny and raising the bar on an array of quality measures, requiring nursing homes to do more to get high score
  • Feb 23

    I Want My Same Sex Partner to Make Decisions About My Remain

    I Want My Same Sex Partner to Make Decisions About My Remain
    Spouses have a legal right to make decisions on behalf of one another.
Rank this Week: 3628

North Carolina Estate Planning…

North Carolina Estate Planning Blog

Covers legal issues relating to wealth transfer, asset preservation, probate, and taxation. By Greg Herman-Giddens of Trust Counsel, P.A.

http://www.ncestateplanningblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    Creating a North Carolina Succession Plan

    Creating a North Carolina Succession Plan
    Failing to create a succession plan for a North Carolina business results in a few possible outcomes that might not match an owner’s wishes. Depending on how the company is structured, upon a business owner’s death, other partners…
  • Feb 24

    How to Plan for Growing LTC Insurance Cost

    How to Plan for Growing LTC Insurance Cost
    Annual inflation increases all citizens’ costs of living; however, long-term care (LTC) insurance costs rose considerably more than average in the past year. Premiums for LTC insurance in 2015 are 8.6% higher than rates in 2014,…
  • Feb 18

    When To Omit Beneficiaries From a Trust

    When To Omit Beneficiaries From a Trust
    Depending on the goals of the individual, trusts might name family, friends, or charities as beneficiaries. However, certain types of trusts may be structured with no human or organizational beneficiaries at all. Why would someone structure a…
Rank this Week: 1655

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Feb 26

    What Is the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?

    What Is the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?
    When you are planning ahead for your senior years, you should understand government health insurance programs that may be relevant to you. Medicare is one of them, and perhaps surprisingly, Medicaid is another. Medicare The FICA tax that you…
  • Feb 24

    Why Do I Need a Power of Attorney?

    Why Do I Need a Power of Attorney?
    When you plan your estate, you work with an attorney to facilitate future asset transfers. This is at the core of the endeavor, but you should ideally see a comprehensive picture. Preparing assets for distribution after your passing is part…
  • Feb 19

    What Happens to a Living Trust When One Spouse Dies?

    What Happens to a Living Trust When One Spouse Dies?
    There is a legal device called a revocable living trust that is a very effective estate planning tool if certain circumstances exist. This type of trust will not provide asset protection or estate tax efficiency, but most people are not…
Rank this Week: 3611

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Feb 26

    Celebrate “ Responsible Pet Owner’s Month ” by Creating a Pet Trust

    Celebrate “ Responsible Pet Owner’s Month ” by Creating a Pet Trust
    To say that Americans love their pets would be an understatement. In the United States, three out of every five households has at least one dog or cat. Collectively, that means that we own about 80 million dogs and cats in the U.S. –…
  • Feb 24

    How Is Adoption Different than Other Types of Custody Such as Guardianship or Custody?

    How Is Adoption Different than Other Types of Custody Such as Guardianship or Custody?
    If you are the parent or caregiver of a minor child you undoubtedly feel as though your relationship with the child exists because of the love you have for the child without regard for your legal status. In the United States, however, your…
  • Feb 12

    Should I Have a South Carolina Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care?

    Should I Have a South Carolina Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care?
    When you finally sit down to create your estate plan you will be faced with a number of difficult, yet important, decisions. Although many of those decisions will relate to the disposition of assets upon your death, not all of them will. For…
Rank this Week: 1878

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • Feb 25

    Budget Proposal for 2016 Would Reduce Estate Tax Exclusion

    Budget Proposal for 2016 Would Reduce Estate Tax Exclusion
    The federal estate tax is controversial, and there are those who would say that it is unfair, because it is an instance of double taxation. You pay taxes all of your life, and your estate is comprised of whatever you have left after paying…
  • Feb 23

    Do I Need a Lawyer to Draw Up a Last Will?

    Do I Need a Lawyer to Draw Up a Last Will?
    Now that we are firmly embedded in the digital age, a do-it-yourself mindset has developed. People often search the Internet to find out how to do things, and you can tackle many different types of tasks on your own. However, the key is to…
  • Feb 19

    Sundown Syndrome: How to Help (an Elder Law Today blog)

    Sundown Syndrome: How to Help (an Elder Law Today blog)
    Although experts do not know the exact cause of Sundown Syndrome, many believe that there are numerous contributing factors. Behaviors such as confusion, anxiety, and agitation or disorientation are most frequently reported. There are some…
Rank this Week: 2742

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • Feb 25

    Can You Get Medicaid to Help You at Home in Illinois?

    Can You Get Medicaid to Help You at Home in Illinois?
    If you, or someone you love, is living with a disability or medical condition that requires ongoing medical care and assistance you likely already know the cost of that care can be significant. For some people, a long-term care facility is…
  • Feb 23

    Must a Third Party Honor a Power of Attorney?

    Must a Third Party Honor a Power of Attorney?
    A power of attorney is a legal agreement that allows a Principal (the person who executes the power of attorney, or POA) to grant authority to an “Agent” to act on behalf of the Principal in legal matters and financial…
  • Feb 18

    The Bank Won’t Honor the Power of Attorney. What Can You Do?

    The Bank Won’t Honor the Power of Attorney. What Can You Do?
    One of the most commonly used estate planning documents is a power of attorney. In fact, it is not uncommon to execute more than one power of attorney, or POA, during your lifetime. If someone has named you as an Agent under a power of…
Rank this Week: 3617

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Wisconsin Estate Planning

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

http://blog.tesarlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4033

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 25

    Illinois Living Revocable Trust

    Illinois Living Revocable Trust
    It is often best to avoid probate, the court supervised process which makes sure that a deceased person’s assets are properly distributed. The probate process is costly and time consuming (usually 12 -14 months depending on the county).…
  • Feb 21

    Stand Alone Retirement Trust

    Stand Alone Retirement Trust
    Investing money in an Individual Retirement Account is a secure financial planning decision. A great deal of protection has been afforded to the money set aside specifically for retirement. Included with these protections is the ability to…
  • Jan 31

    Illinois Estate Planning and Estate Tax Deduction

    Illinois Estate Planning and Estate Tax Deduction
    Your funeral expenses, debts you owe at your death and expenses required to administer your estate are expenses which will need to be paid from your assets when you die. These expenses are deductible on your estate tax return which can result…
Rank this Week: 2006

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://yourestatematters.com/blog/
  • Feb 25

    What Is a Supplemental Needs Trust?

    What Is a Supplemental Needs Trust?
    If you have a special needs child or adult in your family you undoubtedly worry about being able to provide for them after you are no longer here. Special care must be taken when including a special needs loved one in your estate plan because…
  • Feb 24

    The Importance of Designating a Successor Trustee

    The Importance of Designating a Successor Trustee
    Like many people, you may decide to include a trust agreement in your overall estate plan. If you do include a trust in your estate plan you will need to make a number of important decisions when you create your trust, including the…
  • Feb 22

    Are There Other Documents That Should Be Prepared When Preparing a Will?

    Are There Other Documents That Should Be Prepared When Preparing a Will?
    Everyone over the age of 18 should have at least a basic Last Will and Testament in place. If you are finally considering executing a Will yourself you may also be wondering “ Are there other documents that should be prepared when…
Rank this Week: 3630

Wills, Trusts and Estates Blog

Wills, Trusts and Estates Blog

Covers estate planning, estate administration, probate, trusts and wills. By the Martin Law Firm.

http://www.jbmartinlaw.com/blogs/wills-trusts-and-estates/
  • Feb 25

    Pennsylvania Estate Planning: Its Never Too Early to Start

    Pennsylvania Estate Planning: Its Never Too Early to Start
    Pennsylvania estate planning, a concept which you may think only applies to older individuals or those with a lot of money, in reality, is a very important way for even young families to prepare for difficult and emotionally scenarios. In…
  • Feb 9

    Pennsylvania Estate Planning and Your Online Account

    Pennsylvania Estate Planning and Your Online Account
    A recent article in Philly.com discussed the importance of Facebook and social media as part of an estate plan, specifically login information. In addition to social media accounts, you should also include banking and financial information.…
  • Jan 8

    Big Changes to the Pennsylvania Power of Attorney Laws in 2015

    Big Changes to the Pennsylvania Power of Attorney Laws in 2015
    On January 1, 2015, significant revisions and amendments made to the laws surrounding Pennsylvania power of attorney laws became effective. House Bill 1429 revises and amends 20 Pa.C.S. 5601 et al. (the law which governs powers of attorney…
Rank this Week: 3520

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

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

    Signs of Caregiver Stre

    Signs of Caregiver Stre
    So much of the discussion about long-term care in this country is focused on the patients and the payments. That makes sense. Long-term care can be very expensive and it has an inestimable impact on the lives of the elderly … Continue…
  • Feb 18

    A Marriage to Remember: A Touching Short Film on Alzheimer’

    A Marriage to Remember: A Touching Short Film on Alzheimer’
    In a new short-film documentary entitled A Marriage to Remember, filmmaker Banker White takes a starkly intimate look into his parents’ struggle with his mother’s early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. View image | gettyimages.com…
  • Feb 11

    Lights… Cameras… Estate Plans? When Wills Hit the Big Screen

    Lights… Cameras… Estate Plans? When Wills Hit the Big Screen
    From Philip Seymour Hoffman and Heath Ledger to Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor, Hollywood’s dearly departed have taught us a lot about estate planning over the years. Forbes put together a list of those lessons last year,…
Rank this Week: 4749

Fiduciary Folio

Fiduciary Folio

Covers fiduciary (wills, estates, entity representations) law, particularly as applied in the State of Georgia. By Tanner Pittman.

http://www.tannerpittmanlaw.com/blog-fiduciary-folio.html
  • Feb 25

    Facebook at vanguard of digital inheritance

    Facebook at vanguard of digital inheritance
    Facebook users (of which this firm is not one) have long since realized that their accounts are digital journals of their lives. These records are valuable, not only to users, but to their posterity.  Responding to…
  • Dec 9

    Special Juvenile Immigrant Statu

    Special Juvenile Immigrant Statu
    Our law office regularly helps clients with family legal transactions, including child custody, prenuptial agreements, family partnerships, and - lately - guardianships based upon a child's dependent status. Today, we are launching our…
  • Dec 5

    Another reason for a living trust: you have 79 heir

    Another reason for a living trust: you have 79 heir
    In Georgia, most estate attorneys recommend use of a will rather than a living trust. Probate in this state is a simple affair, if the will is properly drafted, and living trusts are expensive to manage and administer during life. The…
Rank this Week: 4972

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch…

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch Blog

Illinois attorney blog for estate planning, wills, trusts and probate.

http://www.illinoisestateplan.com/blog
  • Feb 25

    Legendary Comedians, Estate Battles and Your Stuff

    Legendary Comedians, Estate Battles and Your Stuff
    The late George Carlin is one of my favorite comedians of all-time. One of his legendary routines revolves around how the meaning of life is basically finding “a place for all your stuff!” More recently, Jerry Seinfeld riffed on…
  • Feb 20

    Facebook Adds “Legacy Contact” Option (Plus, I’m now on Twitter)

    Facebook Adds “Legacy Contact” Option (Plus, I’m now on Twitter)
    Almost exactly one year ago, I posted about a policy change that Facebook had made with respect to accounts of deceased individuals (see “Facebook Makes Memorialized Accounts More Public“, February 25, 2014). Last year,…
  • Feb 17

    Ernie Banks and the Illinois Disposition of Remains Act

    Ernie Banks and the Illinois Disposition of Remains Act
    First, a confession: I am a lifelong die-hard Cubs fan (an inherited condition). Yes, I know, that can take a toll on one’s mental health. And yes, I actually do believe that ‘next year’ could be this year. Or at least next…
Rank this Week: 1845

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Covers estate planning, HOA & condo associations and family law in North Carolina.

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
  • Feb 25

    Does the Chair Vote in the Event of a Tie?

    Does the Chair Vote in the Event of a Tie?
    In board and membership meetings you’ll sometimes hear the phrase that the chair gets to vote “in case of a tie vote.”  But is that accurate?  In short, no.  The chair only being permitted to vote in the event…
  • Feb 23

    ANNUAL REPORTS DUE TO NORTH CAROLINA SECRETARY OF STATE

    ANNUAL REPORTS DUE TO NORTH CAROLINA SECRETARY OF STATE
    With only a few exceptions (for instance, non-profit corporations), entities are required to file an Annual Report with the North Carolina Secretary of State by April 15th and to pay the accompanying fee with their submission.  Some…
  • Feb 23

    CORPORATE VEIL OR CORPORATE FAIL?

    CORPORATE VEIL OR CORPORATE FAIL?
    By creating a corporate entity (whether it is an S-Corporation, C-Corporation or a limited liability company), many smart business owners seek to create an additional layer of protection between their personal assets or that of their family…
Rank this Week: 3685

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

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

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

    Telling Your Kids How Much You Are Worth

    Telling Your Kids How Much You Are Worth
    Should your kids know how much money you make or how much you are worth? View image | gettyimages.com A story in the New York Times says, yes, sort of. It says you can begin to initiate them into your financial world as early as age 5 or 6.…
  • Feb 18

    Facebook Now Offers ‘Living Will’

    Facebook Now Offers ‘Living Will’
    Facebook users can now control their pages after they pass away. View image | gettyimages.com The social media company has created a new tool that lets users determine what happens to their accounts after they die – a sort of…
  • Feb 11

    ‘Step Up’ To Step Down?

    ‘Step Up’ To Step Down?
    President Obama, in his State of the Union address, outlined some proposed tax changes, including ending the “step up” provision in the capital gains tax. While Congress is unlikely to go along, it could mean big changes in the…
Rank this Week: 3975

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Feb 24

    When Is an Estate Tax Return Due?

    When Is an Estate Tax Return Due?
    Accumulating wealth is one thing, but preserving it is another. Though you pay taxes throughout your life, there is also a federal estate tax that can impact the future of your family if you have enjoyed a considerable level of financial…
  • Feb 22

    How Do You Find an Elder Law Attorney?

    How Do You Find an Elder Law Attorney?
    The aging of the baby boomer generation is having a significant impact on the country’s demographic makeup. A lot of people are approaching senior citizen status at the same time, and as a result, people are asking questions about legal…
  • Feb 19

    What Is the Difference Between SSI and SSDI?

    What Is the Difference Between SSI and SSDI?
    You hear various different acronyms when you are looking into government programs, and it can sometimes be confusing, especially when they are similar. In an effort to clear things up, we will look at the difference between SSI and SSDI in…
Rank this Week: 2749

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/
  • Feb 24

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

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

    Free Report: Farm Asset Transfers in Estate Planning in Nevada

    Free Report: Farm Asset Transfers in Estate Planning in Nevada
    Owning a family business requires a business succession plan if you want the business to continueon after your retirement or death. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Farm Succession Planning Means More than Just Transferring…
  • Feb 18

    Status of Same-Sex Marriage in the United State

    Status of Same-Sex Marriage in the United State
    center> Status of Same Sex Marriage in The United States from Brad Anderson Marriage is a sacred institution, not only in the public eye, but also in the courts. It represents a legal union that guarantees specific federal rights and…
Rank this Week: 3199

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 24

    Understanding Estate Planning – What is a Trust?

    Understanding Estate Planning – What is a Trust?
    In this week’s discussion of understanding estate planning concepts, we are going talk about trusts. Even though we have about trusts a lot in the past, it is easy for estate planning attorneys to discuss them because they are such a…
  • Feb 19

    Make Sure Your Wishes Are Carried Out After You’re Gone

    Make Sure Your Wishes Are Carried Out After You’re Gone
    What happens when family members decide they don’t like your estate choices after you’re gone? Listen as we discuss a real-life example and explore ways to ensure your wishes are carried out.
  • Feb 17

    The Dangers of a Handwritten Will

    The Dangers of a Handwritten Will
    Ever wonder why you can’t just write your own will? The truth is, while many states allow a handwritten (or holographic) will, there are a number of reasons NOT to do it. Listen as we explain the dangers of a handwritten will and how to…
Rank this Week: 3441

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/
Rank this Week: 2245

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

Covers Florida estate planning and condo laws. By Sackrin & Tolchinsky.

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Feb 24

    Florida Condos, Coops, TimeShares, HOAs, and CDDs: Know the Difference Before You Buy

    Florida Condos, Coops, TimeShares, HOAs, and CDDs: Know the Difference Before You Buy
    In Florida, there are different types of home ownership recognized by the Florida Legislature other than the traditional single family home. Florida laws recognize five different alternatives that anyone considering buying residential real…
  • Feb 17

    Discrimination by Bad Real Estate Agent

    Discrimination by Bad Real Estate Agent
    Real estate agents in Florida can do bad things that hurt both home buyers and sellers in serious ways. The buyer may end up with ugly surprises in her new home: things like hidden defects (e.g., mold) that was not disclosed prior to closing.…
  • Feb 10

    55+ Condo Living in Florida: Senior Condos and Adult Condo Communitie

    55+ Condo Living in Florida: Senior Condos and Adult Condo Communitie
    South Florida is famous as a retirement paradise, and many of our local condominiums exist to meet the needs and lifestyles of those enjoying a retirement lifestyle. There are countless “55 Plus Communities” here in the Broward…
Rank this Week: 1192

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

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

    Consumer Reports Weighs in on DIY Estate Planning

    Consumer Reports Weighs in on DIY Estate Planning
    Any time you are looking for solid and unbiased consumer information you know that you can find it in Consumer Reports magazine. The folks there do a fine job of analyzing products and services in a very fair and balanced...
  • Feb 11

    Taxes and Inheriting an IRA

    Taxes and Inheriting an IRA
    It is possible to will one's IRA to a family member or other chosen beneficiary. On receiving the IRA, the beneficiary is able to make withdrawals right away, but there are considerable tax implications for doing so. In fact, those...
  • Feb 5

    Fees You Can Expect to Pay for a Trust-Based Estate Planning Service

    Fees You Can Expect to Pay for a Trust-Based Estate Planning Service
    As with all professional services, there are fees associated with creating a trust-based estate plan. Many people with assets will have to use a more comprehensive estate plan that includes a trust. This is because a trust will protect the...
Rank this Week: 3613

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • Feb 24

    When Does Power of Attorney Terminate in Florida?

    When Does Power of Attorney Terminate in Florida?
    Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives one person the authority to act on behalf of another as that person’s “agent.” The person who grants the Power of Attorney is known as the “Principal,” and can…
  • Feb 11

    Estate Planning Ambiguities: What Robin Williams’ will contest teaches us about creating high-value trust

    Estate Planning Ambiguities: What Robin Williams’ will contest teaches us about creating high-value trust
    When you are gone, will your surviving heirs abide by every wish of your estate just as you envisioned, or will they fight over their own interpretations of your will? Ambiguous language in estate planning can create friction among your loved…
  • Jan 12

    Removing a Personal Representative in Florida

    Removing a Personal Representative in Florida
    When a Florida resident passes away, regardless of whether he or she had a valid will, a person will be appointed to act as personal representative to administer the estate of the deceased. If the deceased executed a valid will, he or she…
Rank this Week: 1294

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Feb 24

    My Spouse Went to a Nursing Home – Can I keep his income?

    My Spouse Went to a Nursing Home – Can I keep his income?
    I get this question at almost every consult for a nursing home emergency and from many other professionals I work with when I do nursing home planning. This question is common because it’s difficult to answer. Here’s the good…
  • Feb 18

    Greg Aler is our Featured Attorney of the Month!

    Greg Aler is our Featured Attorney of the Month!
    A little bit about Greg: Greg was born and raised in Bellefontaine, Ohio, home of the oldest concrete street in America and Mad River Mountain. Greg graduated from Miami University and majored in finance, moving across Ohio after college…
  • Feb 16

    Estate Planning – A Great Last-Minute Special Event Gift

    Estate Planning – A Great Last-Minute Special Event Gift
    Forgot about Valentine’s Day?  It’s not too late.  Make an appointment with an AlerStallings attorney to discuss an estate plan.  Seriously.  Sure, it’s not dinner and roses, but a good estate plan is one…
Rank this Week: 3379