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New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Mar 26

    Petitioner Brings Suit for Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Legal Malpractice

    Petitioner Brings Suit for Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Legal Malpractice
    A Probate Lawyer said that, in an action, inter alia, to recover damages for breach of fiduciary duty and legal malpractice, the defendant appeals from an order of the Supreme Court, Kings County, dated June 21, 2005, which denied his motion…
  • Mar 25

    Executors Seek to Enforce Notice of Election

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

    Court Hears Attorney Malpractice Action Regarding Probate Case

    Court Hears Attorney Malpractice Action Regarding Probate Case
    A Probate Lawyer said that, in a malpractice action brought against an attorney-at-law by a named devisee, who was allegedly deprived of his devise as a result of defendant's negligence in causing plaintiff to act as an attesting witness to…
Rank this Week: 4839

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
  • Mar 26

    Coach Dean Smith leaves a small legacy… what will you do?

    Coach Dean Smith leaves a small legacy… what will you do?
    As an estate planning attorney I help clients plan the legacy they will leave. Often it’s simple such as “I leave everything to my children….”  Other times it’s a gift to an old friend, a church, or other…
  • Mar 11

    Best nursing homes in Sacramento

    Best nursing homes in Sacramento
    I just saw this article at US News rating the best nursing homes in Sacramento. Good list to consider for your loved ones. Here’s the link.
  • Mar 11

    Best nursing homes in Sacramento

    Best nursing homes in Sacramento
    I just saw this article at US News rating the best nursing homes in Sacramento. Good list to consider for your loved ones. Here’s the link. The post Best nursing homes in Sacramento appeared first on California Probate Attorney.
Rank this Week: 1832

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 26

    XX Bronx Park South, Bronx

    XX Bronx Park South, Bronx
    This is a personal injury action in which plaintiff alleges that he slipped and fell on the front steps of his apartment building, which is designated as XX Bronx Park South, Bronx, New York (the "building"). The building is owned and…
  • Mar 24

    According to the officer, the steps were more than just wet, there being a build-up of snow.

    According to the officer, the steps were more than just wet, there being a build-up of snow.
    This action involves a claim for damages arising out of personal injury suffered by plaintiff Mrs. DB as a result of the alleged negligence of defendant Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority (MABSTOA). At approximately 9:00…
  • Mar 23

    Board of Examiners of Sex Offenders ...cont

    Board of Examiners of Sex Offenders ...cont
    In this case, the Board noted that the defendant admitted his guilt. He stated he fondled the victim for pleasure, but at times indicated that he remembers nothing about the instant offense or his criminal history as a result of a severe…
Rank this Week: 712

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

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

    How the ABLE Act Will Help People with Disabilitie

    How the ABLE Act Will Help People with Disabilitie
    Legislators recently passed the federal Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE), which would allow individuals with disabilities or their families to open savings accounts, with no tax on the earnings, to pay for certain qualified…
  • Mar 26

    Why Changing Beneficiaries is Important

    Why Changing Beneficiaries is Important
    Do you know right now, without looking, who your beneficiaries are in your Will, life insurance or 401K? With good intentions and operating on the best information we have at the time, we make important estate planning decisions about who…
  • Mar 19

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

    10 Waiver Programs in Connecticut that Can Help You Stay Out of a Nursing Home
    By Claudia W. Englisby What is a waiver program, and what exactly is being waived? Connecticut provides supports to eligible individuals in community-based settings through special programs called Connecticut Medicaid waivers. What’s…
Rank this Week: 3440

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 26

    Your Beneficiaries Should Beware Probate… Even When Your Estate Plan is Perfect

    Your Beneficiaries Should Beware Probate… Even When Your Estate Plan is Perfect
    You may have set up your estate plan correctly and taken care of it throughout your lifetime, but your beneficiaries may still experience the perils of probate. Listen in on this short case study (1:46) as we review the challenges your…
  • Mar 19

    Reviewing Your Digital Asset

    Reviewing Your Digital Asset
    Now that the holidays are over and the new year has begun, you might have already started using your new digital assets. If you received a new cell phone, computer, tablet, or any other piece of communications or digital technology, you might…
  • Mar 17

    Using Springing or Non-Springing Powers of Attorney

    Using Springing or Non-Springing Powers of Attorney
    A lot of people who talk to us about creating estate plans have questions about springing or non-springing powers of attorney. Almost every estate plan that people create in Kansas and Oklahoma will include one or more powers of attorney, but…
Rank this Week: 1987

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

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

    The Biggest Estate Planning Mistake

    The Biggest Estate Planning Mistake
    Everyone knows an estate plan is a good idea, but too few actually follow through on one. Even then, people who think they’ve dotted every “i” and crossed every “t” still make critical errors that will cause…
  • Mar 19

    Things You Should Have in a Secure Location When You Die

    Things You Should Have in a Secure Location When You Die
    Most people hear “end-of-life plan” and imagine a will, perhaps a trust, maybe even healthcare directives and a power of attorney. Certainly, those are all crucial documents that everyone should have in place. But there are…
  • Mar 12

    How to Choose the Right Agent for Your California Estate Plan

    How to Choose the Right Agent for Your California Estate Plan
    An estate plan is as much of a contingency arrangement as an inheritance mechanism. We all hope to live long lives free of catastrophe or disease, but it would be irresponsible to discount the “what-if”s altogether. View image |…
Rank this Week: 1800

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

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

    Promises, Promises…Can You Enforce a Promise to Leave You Property in a California Will?

    Promises, Promises…Can You Enforce a Promise to Leave You Property in a California Will?
    Ever have someone make you a promise?  How about a promise to leave you property after they die, if only you take care of them while they are alive?  That can be a good deal, or a terrible deal when the person making the promise…
  • Mar 19

    Top 10 Things Every Will Beneficiary Must Know!

    Top 10 Things Every Will Beneficiary Must Know!
    If you are the beneficiary of a California Will, there’s a few things you need to know in order to understand and protect your rights.  Here’s  the Top 10 things you must know as a Will Beneficiary: 1.  The Last…
  • Mar 12

    The Four Factors For California Financial Elder Abuse

    The Four Factors For California Financial Elder Abuse
    Financial elder abuse in California is become more commonplace with our aging population.  In California, there are laws that are meant to protect the physical and financial wellbeing of seniors.  In this video, Stewart Albertson…
Rank this Week: 677

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax…

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax Law Blog

Covers estate planning and tax law. By English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley LLP.

http://www.mykentuckyestateattorney.com/
  • Mar 26

    Six Things to Do When You Have a Child

    Six Things to Do When You Have a Child
    Having a child can be exciting (and stressful).  Probably the last thing you might think to do when having a child is to update an estate plan, but it’s absolutely necessary.  Here are 6 things to consider when you have a…
  • Mar 23

    Protecting your home from creditors while you’re still living

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

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

    Tips from a Kentucky estate lawyer: how to pass on memorabilia and collections in your estate
    Many people collect all kinds of things, and these collections come to hold tremendous sentimental and in some cases monetary value. As people age, they begin to think about who they would like to have certain items or entire collections, and…
Rank this Week: 3005

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/
  • Mar 26

    Idaho Estate Planning - Mistakes to Avoid in Planning for Retirement

    Idaho Estate Planning - Mistakes to Avoid in Planning for Retirement
    Experts say that the right retirement plan involves timing and opportunity. But nobody’s perfect. We all are apt to make a mistake, but we can usually make things right.
  • Mar 25

    Idaho Estate Planning - Many Benefits of Charitable Giving

    Idaho Estate Planning - Many Benefits of Charitable Giving
    There a few factors that come into play when creating a giving plan. Donors need to consider the pros and cons tax-wise of donating various types of property—and also the manner and timing of the gift.
  • Mar 24

    Idaho Estate Planning - Should Inheritance be Based on Need or Equality?

    Idaho Estate Planning - Should Inheritance be Based on Need or Equality?
    When one person in a family is given authority or power over others, there’s always a chance problems could arise. Children may all get along now—but could that change when money is involved or issues of control arise? It might.
Rank this Week: 2071

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/
  • Mar 26

    Why New Jersey’s “Death Tax” Could Soon Die

    Why New Jersey’s “Death Tax” Could Soon Die
    Compared to other places in the country, New Jersey’s estate tax is kind of a killer. In fact, ours is one of only two states still assessing not only an estate tax on the deceased person’s assets but also an … Continue…
  • Mar 19

    Rutgers Launches a Hotline to Help Dementia Caregivers in New Jersey

    Rutgers Launches a Hotline to Help Dementia Caregivers in New Jersey
    Life as a caregiver is tough — especially if you aren’t being paid for it. View image | gettyimages.com Studies show that the majority of America’s healthcare providers are gratuitous. That means they are uncompensated…
  • Mar 16

    Revocable vs. Irrevocable Trust

    Revocable vs. Irrevocable Trust
    Often clients come into my office asking what is the difference between a revocable and irrevocable trust. It seems simple – one is changeable and one is not, right? Well, not so fast.  Let’s start with the easy one —…
Rank this Week: 3681

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/
  • Mar 26

    Perpetual Posting* Pertaining to Perpetuities?

    Perpetual Posting* Pertaining to Perpetuities?
    It appears another state is looking to bag its "Rule Against Perpetuities" limiting the number of years assets may be held in trust. Legislation is awaiting the signature of Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant. The vote in the House…
  • Mar 25

    Medicaid - Providing for the "Community Spouse"

    Medicaid - Providing for the "Community Spouse"
    When one spouse is in a nursing home, he or she is referred to as the "institutional" spouse in Medicaid-speak. The other spouse, the one who remains at home is referred to as the "community" spouse. Naturally, the primary…
  • Mar 24

    Your Heirs ... Equal Shares?

    Your Heirs ... Equal Shares?
    It was a recurring rejoinder in every Smother's Brothers sketch. Back in the 1960s, Tom and Dick Smothers entertained audiences with their folk songs and humor. The humor routinely interrupted their folk songs as an argument would break out…
Rank this Week: 898

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Mar 26

    We Have Videotaped Proof! Can We Discharge Him Now?

    We Have Videotaped Proof! Can We Discharge Him Now?
    How much proof is enough to avoid liability/litigation? This question haunts many employers who may be frustrated by employees skipping work or abusing leaves of absence. In a recent case, an employer had a videotape of an employee tending to…
  • Mar 17

    Constitutional Limitations on State and Local Taxation

    Constitutional Limitations on State and Local Taxation
    Many attorneys will never come across a constitutional law issue in their entire career practicing law. Indeed, many attorneys may have actively avoided any involvement with constitutional law since studying for the bar exam. However, for…
  • Mar 10

    IDEM Offers Electronic Filing Incentive

    IDEM Offers Electronic Filing Incentive
    The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) hopes to spur electronic filing by offering an attractive incentive to Indiana certified wastewater operators who are first-time users of NetDMR, a web-based system for filing…
Rank this Week: 1395

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

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

    Estate Planning Lesson from Hollywood: Pet Trust

    Estate Planning Lesson from Hollywood: Pet Trust
    When James Gandolfini passed away in 2013, we saw from a distance the problems his estate created; specifically, we saw the enormous taxes that were due because of his choices. Last year, again, we saw shortcomings in Robin…
  • Mar 24

    PreNuptials and Estate Planning

    PreNuptials and Estate Planning
    Many assume prenuptial agreements that brides or grooms sign has to do with the immediate assets one or the other owns, but more often, families are insisting their daughter or son protect the family business prior to a walk down the aisle.…
  • Mar 18

    Same Sex Couples & Estate Planning

    Same Sex Couples & Estate Planning
    Estate planning is important for all people of all ages and all marital statuses, but it is an absolute must for gay couples. As most people are aware, same sex marriages are not recognized in most states in America, but that has changed…
Rank this Week: 3109

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/
  • Mar 26

    Do I Need to Have Pet Insurance?

    Do I Need to Have Pet Insurance?
    You include life insurance in your estate planning, so why not include pet insurance in your pet plan?  There are many ways create your pet plan, including trusts or pet care agreements.  In addition to those tools, you can also…
  • Mar 23

    When to Start Retirement Planning

    When to Start Retirement Planning
    No matter your age, if you are working, it’s time to start retirement planning now.  You must have a plan, because retirement does not happen all on its own.  When to start retirement planning can be tricky, though.  All…
  • Mar 19

    What is a NQDC?

    What is a NQDC?
    If you have heard the acronym NQDC, when discussing retirement plans, you may be wondering what is a NQDC and should you have one.  It stands for Nonqualified Deferred Compensation plan, and it is one type of employer-sponsored…
Rank this Week: 3194

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    Why Would Someone Avoid Probate?

    Why Would Someone Avoid Probate?
    Before we explain why someone may want to avoid probate, we should provide a basic explanation of the process itself. Probate by definition is official proving of a will or determining it’s validity. The probate court will supervise the…
  • Mar 24

    Free Report: Should I Have a Durable Power of Attorney in North Dakota

    Free Report: Should I Have a Durable Power of Attorney in North Dakota
    The “durable” designation is significant. A standard power of attorney that is not durable would not remain in effect if the grantor of the power was to become incapacitated at some point in time. Topics covered in this report…
  • Mar 24

    What Is the Difference Between Estate Planning and Legacy Planning?

    What Is the Difference Between Estate Planning and Legacy Planning?
    Legacy planning is a more complete and comprehensive form of estate planning. In this post we will look at some of the differences between basic estate planning and legacy planning. However, for a start, we will point out some of the main…
Rank this Week: 3344

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/
  • Mar 26

    Many employers provide back-up elder care

    Many employers provide back-up elder care
    Hundreds of New York employers provide back-up elder care, designed to help employees stay at work when an unexpected problem arises with elder care. Employees who have registered for back-up elder care can call a care organization when they…
  • Mar 23

    How your life insurance policy can pay for long-term care expense

    How your life insurance policy can pay for long-term care expense
    A number of companies, such as Life Care Funding, will purchase a senior’s life insurance policy from him or her. In exchange, the company provides a portion of the face value of the policy to individuals facing high long-term care…
  • Jan 23

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

    Study supports doctor-led approach to end-of-life care planning
    The end of a person’s life is a time of intense transition and difficult choices. Although nothing can fully prepare an individual or a family for the gravity of the decisions that need to be made, end-of-life care planning can help…
Rank this Week: 2765

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    What Is an Executor?

    What Is an Executor?
    Whether because you are creating your own estate or because someone else has named you as one, you will undoubtedly need to know what an Executor is and what the duties and responsibilities that go along with the position are. All too often…
  • Mar 24

    What Are the Grounds for Divorce in South Carolina?

    What Are the Grounds for Divorce in South Carolina?
    If you have made the difficult decision to end your marriage and you are a resident of the State of South Carolina you will need to decide on what grounds you plan to petition for divorce. Although many states allow a couple to obtain a…
  • Mar 19

    What Is A Confidential Intermediary?

    What Is A Confidential Intermediary?
    In a traditional adoption the identity of other members of the triad is not known to members of the triad. This has come to be known as a “closed adoption”. In more recent times, open adoptions, where members of the triad do know…
Rank this Week: 3183

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/
  • Mar 26

    What Qualities Should I Look for in an Executor?

    What Qualities Should I Look for in an Executor?
    When you think about the process of estate planning, the execution of documents will probably come to mind. This is a large part of the endeavor to be sure, but someone must follow the instructions that you leave behind in these documents. If…
  • Mar 24

    Elder Care FAQS: How Common is Alzheimer’s Disease?

    Elder Care FAQS: How Common is Alzheimer’s Disease?
    Elder care law firms help people who are serious about preparing for the eventualities of aging. Pragmatism is key, and you have to confront some circumstances that can be quite challenging if you want to be optimally prepared.…
  • Mar 19

    Can I Take Back Assets in Medi-cal Trust?

    Can I Take Back Assets in Medi-cal Trust?
    Can I Take Back Assets in Medi-cal Trust? from Roy W. Litherland As a result, many seniors who were never financially needy seek Medi-Cal eligibility.  Learn more about Assets in Medi-cal Trust in this presentation. The post Can I Take…
Rank this Week: 1141

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/
  • Mar 26

    Trustees, Estate Trustees, and Adminstratrices – A Disambiguation

    Trustees, Estate Trustees, and Adminstratrices – A Disambiguation
    Just what to call the person administering an estate in Ontario can be somewhat confusing.  A number of terms have been used over the years.  The same person can be referred to in a number of different ways by different pieces of…
  • Mar 25

    The Two Types of Domicile

    The Two Types of Domicile
    Through the use of modern technology and communication, the world is shrinking every day. We are seeing an influx of foreign residents living and owning property situated in Canada and the reverse is also common. For the purposes of estate…
  • Mar 24

    More on Rebutting The Presumption of Resulting Trust

    More on Rebutting The Presumption of Resulting Trust
    In Mroz v. Mroz, 2015 ONCA 171 (Ont. C.A.), the Court of Appeal returned to the issue of rebutting the presumption of resulting trust that arises upon a gratuitous transfer from the owner of the property to another or into joint tenancy with…
Rank this Week: 561

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice. Bob Marley
  • Mar 25

    What Happens to Your Digital Assets When You Die?

    What Happens to Your Digital Assets When You Die?
    Your first question may actually be “What digital assets?” You probably have more than you realize. Do you bank over the internet? Do you send e-mails? Do you have a website or blog? Do you chat with friends and family over…
  • Mar 24

    Texas History – Do You Know the Spanish Explorer Who Mapped the Coastline of Texas?

    Texas History – Do You Know the Spanish Explorer Who Mapped the Coastline of Texas?
    Alonso Alvarez de Pineda was the Spanish explorer who first mapped the coastline of Texas. Alvarez de Pineda left Jamaica in early 1519 and sailed west to follow the northern coastline of the Gulf. He sailed west from the Florida Keys to hug…
Rank this Week: 1140

Florida Probate Blog -…

Florida Probate Blog - WeProbateFlorida.com

Covers Florida probate administration. By Long H. Duong.

http://weprobateflorida.com
  • 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…
  • Mar 3

    Got Letters of Administration! What now?

    Got Letters of Administration! What now?
    This is a followup to my previous post on starting Probate in Florida, specifically Formal Administration. The initial push in probate is dedicated to convincing the judge to appoint you as the personal representative (PR) and then issuing…
  • Feb 19

    How to Start Probate in Florida

    How to Start Probate in Florida
    Florida Probate administration can be relatively hassle-free with the right guidance and representation. It’s easy enough to say “hire an attorney” and frankly, it’s almost always your only choice. But, there’s…
Rank this Week: 4471

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    New Societies Act Introduced in British Columbia Legislative Assembly

    New Societies Act Introduced in British Columbia Legislative Assembly
    The Government has introduced a new Societies Act in the Legislative Assembly. Bill 24 incorporates many of the recommendations made by the British Columbia Law Institute's Report on Proposals For a New Society Act, which can read here.
  • Mar 3

    Court of Appeal Dismisses Appeal in Bentley v. Maplewood Seniors Care Society

    Court of Appeal Dismisses Appeal in Bentley v. Maplewood Seniors Care Society
    In reasons for judgment released today in Bentley v.Maplewood Seniors Care Society, 2015 BCCA 91, The British Columbia Court of Appeal has upheld Mr. Justice Greyell’s decision dismissing a petition brought by Margaret Anne…
  • Mar 1

    Restrictions on Who May File a Notice of Dispute

    Restrictions on Who May File a Notice of Dispute
    One of the changes made to British Columbia’s rules governing probate procedures that came into effect on March 31, 2014, was the replacement of caveats with notices of dispute. One of the main purposes of both caveats under the former…
Rank this Week: 2442

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Mar 25

    2015 RPTE Law Student Writing Contest

    2015 RPTE Law Student Writing Contest
    The American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law is holding the annual RPTE Law Student Writing Contest. The goal of the contest is to encourage and reward law student writing on the subjects o real property...
  • Mar 25

    CLE on Using Lifetime QTIP

    CLE on Using Lifetime QTIP
    The American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law is holding a CLE entitled, Creative Estate Planning Strategies for Using Lifetime QTIPs, on April 7th from 12:00 – 1:30 PM CT via webinar. Here is why you...
  • Mar 25

    Kidney Catastrophe

    Kidney Catastrophe
    In 2013, Christine Clark underwent months of testing so that she could donate her kidney to a longtime friend with end-stage renal disease. On July 2, 2013, almost an hour after doctors removed Clark’s kidney, they put her friend under...
Rank this Week: 68

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Mar 25

    The Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act

    The Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act
    Late last year President Obama signed the Achieving A Better Life Experience ("ABLE") Act into law. In essence, the ABLE Act can allow individuals with qualifying disabilities or their families to set aside funds for education, housing and…
  • Feb 13

    Facebook & Estate Planning

    Facebook & Estate Planning
    Facebook recently announced a limited digital estate planning functionality, called Facebook Legacy Contacts, associated with Facebook accounts: Today we’re introducing a new feature that lets people choose a legacy contact—a…
  • Jan 5

    Selling a Business: Stock Sale v. Asset Sale

    Selling a Business: Stock Sale v. Asset Sale
    When a business is sold, the actual sale often occurs via one of two forms, either as a stock sale or as an asset sale. In general, sellers often prefer stock sales while buyers often prefer asset sales. Although the considerations associated…
Rank this Week: 1092

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    Ukkestad v. RBS Asset Finance, Inc. - Heggstad Petition

    Ukkestad v. RBS Asset Finance, Inc. - Heggstad Petition
    A Heggstad petition is a commonly filed probate petition in California. The petition is filed under Probate Code § 850. The purpose of the Heggstad petition is to obtain a court order confirming that a particular piece of…
  • Mar 19

    Executor of a Will (Letters Testamentary)

    Executor of a Will (Letters Testamentary)
    A statement I commonly hear, albeit erroneous, is where a person mentions that a relative or friend passed away and they are now the executor after reading their will. However, this hypothetical person is misinformed in terms of California…
  • Mar 11

    Birth dates in a Testamentary Document

    Birth dates in a Testamentary Document
    A common provision in a parent's testamentary document, i.e. a trust or will, is the birth dates of their children. This causes many parents to ask, why should I list the birth dates of my children in a testamentary document? The answer is…
Rank this Week: 812

Long Island Estate Planning…

Long Island Estate Planning Questions & Answers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    What Happens if There Aren’t Enough Assets in a Long Island Estate?
    Who Gets Paid First When There Isn’t Enough Money To Pay Everyone It is not uncommon when someone dies that the estate ends up owing more than the estate actually has in assets. Many times, people end up wracking up large medical bills…
Rank this Week: 2549

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Mar 25

    Consumer Reports Advises Against DIY Estate Planning

    Consumer Reports Advises Against DIY Estate Planning
    Can you simply draw up your Last Will with the assistance of some type of do-it-yourself download or fill-in-the-blanks worksheet? The answer is that you can do it if you want to but the result may not be a very positive one. This is not just…
  • Mar 24

    Medicaid Planning FAQs: Should I Give My Child My Home?

    Medicaid Planning FAQs: Should I Give My Child My Home?
    Medicaid planning may well enter the picture when you are making plans for the eventualities of aging. When you hear the above statement, you may scratch her head at first. Medicaid is a health insurance program for people with virtually no…
  • Mar 23

    Is Confidentiality Important to You?

    Is Confidentiality Important to You?
    Many individuals would like to keep their final affairs confidential for one reason or another. If you were to utilize a last Will to express your wishes and arrange for the transfer of your assets confidentiality would not be assured. This…
Rank this Week: 1501

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: 1822

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts in Nevada.

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

    When Can I Access My IRA?

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

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

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

    Free Report: Farm Asset Transfers in Estate Planning in Nevada

    Free Report: Farm Asset Transfers in Estate Planning in Nevada
    Owning a family business requires a business succession plan if you want the business to continueon after your retirement or death. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Farm Succession Planning Means More than Just Transferring…
Rank this Week: 2971

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury and accidents, DUI, criminal defense, bank side bankruptcy cases, creditors' rights, divorce and family custody, and estate planning. By Fessler Schneider & Grimme.

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

    Northern Kentucky Resident

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

    Business Creditor Attorneys Ft. Thoma

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

    Civil Suit Attorneys in Ft. Thoma

    Civil Suit Attorneys in Ft. Thoma
    Over the next few weeks, we will be enjoying St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness. The competition and rivalry amongst the fans can lead to unintended conflicts. These conflicts often result in civil suits. Whether you find yourself…
Rank this Week: 3216

Nevada Trust Reporter

Nevada Trust Reporter

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

http://blog.trustprovident.com/
  • Mar 25

    Planning to Work in Retirement Isn’t Really a Plan

    Planning to Work in Retirement Isn’t Really a Plan
    Source: Nancy Anderson, Forbes These days, many Americans are looking at retirement differently — even to the point of dismissing it entirely and planning to work indefinitely. Unfortunately, they may be in for a rude awakening if…
  • Mar 20

    The Rise of Self-Directed IRA

    The Rise of Self-Directed IRA
    There is currently an explosion in the self-directed retirement industry. Following the financial downturn of the last decade, there has been a change in the way people view their investment assets. There is fear in the market for individual…
  • Mar 19

    Provident Trust Group Sponsors 2015 LendIt USA Conference

    Provident Trust Group Sponsors 2015 LendIt USA Conference
    Provident Trust Group is serving as a bronze sponsor for the 2015 LendIt USA Conference in New York City from April 13 to 15. According to LendIt USA, the event is “the world’s largest annual gathering of the online lending…
Rank this Week: 1206

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

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

    What Should You Do If You Have a Bare-Bones Trust?

    What Should You Do If You Have a Bare-Bones Trust?
    Unfortunately, not all estate planning tools are created equal. “Bare-bones” documents, for example, frequently do not accomplish what they were intended to accomplish. Worse still, they can actually have a costly negative impact…
  • Mar 24

    How Can I Protect My Spouse When Applying for Medicaid?

    How Can I Protect My Spouse When Applying for Medicaid?
    Unless you are fortunate enough to be able to pay out of pocket, during your retirement years there is good chance that you will need to qualify for Medicaid benefits to help cover the high cost of long-term care. You may have heard stories…
  • Mar 21

    Who Should Be the Successor Trustee of My Family Wealth Trust?

    Who Should Be the Successor Trustee of My Family Wealth Trust?
    Creating a comprehensive estate plan typically involves the inclusion of a variety of estate planning tools and strategies. Exactly which of those tools and strategies you include in your plan will depend on what your individual goals and…
Rank this Week: 1285

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Mar 25

    To Tweet or Not to Tweet?

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

    Profile in Practice: Agnieszka Adam

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

    Demonstrative Evidence: When You Want to Show and Tell

    Demonstrative Evidence: When You Want to Show and Tell
    An episode of This American Life described the failed effort to get a Tic-tac-toe-playing chicken into evidence in the death penalty case of a mentally ill man with a very low IQ. Defense counsel was trying to rebut a psychiatrist’s…
Rank this Week: 3190

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Estate Planning Disasters!

    Estate Planning Disasters!
    A solid estate plan is a great disaster-avoidance tool. The majority of Americans don’t have so much as a Last Will and Testament in place, and that’s a recipe for family feuds and assorted complications. View image |…
Rank this Week: 2523

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Mar 25

    Life Insurance Trusts and Fiduciary Dutie

    Life Insurance Trusts and Fiduciary Dutie
    Sometimes, an attorney, advisor, or other person close to the client serves as the trustee of an irrevocable life insurance trust (“ILIT”). This seems simple enough. The client contributes money and the trustee sends Crummey…
  • Mar 23

    Reach Beyond the Transaction – Build Relationship Capital Instead

    Reach Beyond the Transaction – Build Relationship Capital Instead
    Relationships are the most valuable assets an attorney can possess. You don’t agree? Regardless of how large or small your practice is, how much revenue you generate, or how superior your products and services are, it won’t make…
  • Mar 20

    Tails From The Bark Side: Plans Aren’t Just For Human

    Tails From The Bark Side: Plans Aren’t Just For Human
    If you know me you know I am obsessed with my four-legged friends, Kaiya, a 4-year-old rare sled dog who has a nose for days, and Tucker, a 1-year-old golden retriever who has more energy than the energizer bunny. I am not alone in this…
Rank this Week: 1314

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/
  • Mar 25

    Beneficiary Designation Reminder

    Beneficiary Designation Reminder
    Beneficiary designation forms are an important way for account and asset owners to ensure the respective assets pass to the individuals of their choosing. Mistakes with beneficiary designations could result in serious loss – the…
  • Mar 23

    Creditor Claims Against Decedents in North Carolina

    Creditor Claims Against Decedents in North Carolina
    One of the many responsibilities executors have is ensuring that the decedent’s debts are satisfied. Creditor claims against estates in North Carolina generally fall into categories of priority. The North Carolina Administrative Office…
  • Mar 16

    Invest or Gift This Year’s Tax Refunds?

    Invest or Gift This Year’s Tax Refunds?
    During tax season, filers try to maximize their deductions. Proper tax planning helps minimize tax due, and could result in a sizable refund. Taxpayers who receive refunds can spend them however they choose, but what strategy offers the most…
Rank this Week: 801

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

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

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

    Medicare Nursing Home Grading System Altered

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

    Why People Avoid Estate Planning

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

    Basic Things To Know About Estate Planning

    Basic Things To Know About Estate Planning
    Here are three simple but key things you need to know about estate planning. The estate tax exemption In 2015 you can leave gifts to others upon your death up to $5.43 million free of federal estate taxes. If married, both you and your spouse…
Rank this Week: 4060

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

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

    How Do Elder Law Attorneys Charge?

    How Do Elder Law Attorneys Charge?
    Sometimes you make a relatively small investment in the present so that you can save a great deal of money in the future. This is a dynamic that enters the picture when you are looking at the value of a consultation with an elder law…
  • Mar 23

    Why Would Someone Avoid Probate?

    Why Would Someone Avoid Probate?
    There is a legal process called probate that will often enter the picture when an estate is being administered. Generally speaking, property that is in your direct personal possession when you pass away would be looked upon as probate…
  • Mar 19

    When Will I Qualify for Social Security?

    When Will I Qualify for Social Security?
    When you are looking ahead toward your retirement years, you probably view Social Security as a future financial foundation. Without question, most people are going to rely upon Social Security to one extent or another, so you should know all…
Rank this Week: 1489

California Legal Blog

California Legal Blog

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

http://ankerhymesschreiberllp.com/
  • Mar 24

    Walking Away Equally Unhappy

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

    Business Disputes and Succession Planning

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

    What To Do in a Heated Negotiation

    What To Do in a Heated Negotiation
    Event: ProVisors Panel on Negotiation Venue: Calabasas Country Club Location: Calabasas, Los Angeles, Ca Speaker: Attorney Douglas Schreiber of Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP Business Attorney Doug Schreiber of Anker, Hymes and Schreiber,…
Rank this Week: 5022

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

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

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

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

    Do you qualify for Aid & Attendance?

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

    Do Americans Underestimate their Life Expectancy?

    Do Americans Underestimate their Life Expectancy?
    Though life expectancy tables can predict that individuals will live a certain number of years, the fact of the matter is that there is a large variety of factors that play into how long a person might live. Mortality tables...
Rank this Week: 3212

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Mar 24

    Movies About Estate Planning: Alive Inside

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

    Movies About Estate Planning: The Art of the Steal

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

    ABLE Accounts: A New Tool for Special Needs Planning

    ABLE Accounts: A New Tool for Special Needs Planning
    In December 2014, Congress passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (“ABLE”) Act, which provides for a new type of tax-free savings account for persons who are born with a disability or become disabled at a young age (25 or…
Rank this Week: 1743

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

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

    Movies About Estate Planning: Alive Inside

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

    Movies About Estate Planning: The Art of the Steal

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

    ABLE Accounts: A New Tool for Special Needs Planning

    ABLE Accounts: A New Tool for Special Needs Planning
    In December 2014, Congress passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (“ABLE”) Act, which provides for a new type of tax-free savings account for persons who are born with a disability or become disabled at a young age (25 or…
Rank this Week: 4927

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/
  • Mar 24

    Do You Want FHA Approval for Your Condominium?

    Do You Want FHA Approval for Your Condominium?
    There are all kinds of acronyms floating around when talking about mortgage programs for condominium associations:  FHA, VA, FMNA, FHLMC, FDMC, etc.  Community associations may benefit from learning about these programs, especially…
  • Mar 23

    12-Packs Available Earlier Than Anticipated

    12-Packs Available Earlier Than Anticipated
    Earlier this month, the PLCB made headlines when they issued a ruling indicating that beer distributors could now sell 12-packs of beer.  In the wake of that decision, many beer distributors and breweries were scrambling to make changes…
  • Mar 16

    As a Small Business Owner Do You Know the Laws that Apply to Your Business?

    As a Small Business Owner Do You Know the Laws that Apply to Your Business?
    In the early stages of starting a business, entrepreneurs often face many problems, most of which require time and money to evaluate and resolve. That being said, there are certain investments a business owner can make that will save a lot of…
Rank this Week: 1071

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
Rank this Week: 544

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/
  • Mar 24

    Panel to discuss prevention of abuse of Enduring Power of Attorney

    Panel to discuss prevention of abuse of Enduring Power of Attorney
    Anyone who is in the St. John's area and who has questions or concerns about Enduring Powers of Attorney might be interested in this event that is happening tonight. I'm participating in a panel that is going to explore issues around Enduring…
  • Mar 21

    A weekend smile

    A weekend smile
  • Mar 20

    This woman has a plan to take care of your dog - or your donkey - after you die

    This woman has a plan to take care of your dog - or your donkey - after you die
    Many pet owners find it stressful to think about what will happen to their animals after the owners have passed away. I've written many wills over the years that address where the animal(s) should go, how much money is allocated for their…
Rank this Week: 460