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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/
  • Nov 26

    Money and Family = Family Money

    Money and Family = Family Money
    Parents work hard to provide for their children while they are in the home ... and help them from time to time even after they are all grown up. It is just what parents do.
  • Nov 25

    Be Prepared - Practical Estate Organization Pointer

    Be Prepared - Practical Estate Organization Pointer
    Here is a little secret about your estate planning: organization and communication are as important as your legal planning. Why? Because when your estate plan "matures" you will not be there to field questions and clarify you made…
  • Nov 24

    Planning Now, Makes Death Easier Later

    Planning Now, Makes Death Easier Later
    What do you call the seemingly endless paperwork and details that follow the death of a loved one? Sure, the technical answer is "estate administration" or "trust administration," but I have a better word that more…
Rank this Week: 4944

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Nov 26

    Include HIPAA Authorization With Advance Directive

    Include HIPAA Authorization With Advance Directive
    When you think about the topic of estate planning the matter of arranging for future asset transfers after your passing may immediately come to mind. Unquestionably this is at the core of estate planning, but to be totally prepared for the…
  • Nov 21

    Free Report: Do I Lose Control of Assets in a Revocable Living Trust?

    Free Report: Do I Lose Control of Assets in a Revocable Living Trust?
    The individual who creates a revocable living trust is referred to as the grantor of the trust. There is a trustee who administers the trust, and there is a beneficiary who can receive monetary distributions from the trust. Topics covered in…
  • Nov 20

    Free Report: Medicaid Planning in Connecticut: What Can the Healthy Spouse Keep?

    Free Report: Medicaid Planning in Connecticut: What Can the Healthy Spouse Keep?
    Many people are not interested in Medicaid because they will be qualified for Medicare when they reach the age of 65. However, when you start to look at the facts, you find that Medicaid may be relevant to you at some point in time, even if…
Rank this Week: 2702

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Nov 26

    Real Life Legal Books Available for Free Download December 1-3, 2014

    Real Life Legal Books Available for Free Download December 1-3, 2014
    Real Life Legal publishes concise booklets designed to provide non-lawyers with straight-forward information on a variety of legal topics including several relevant to estate planning. Real Life Legal is making these books available for free…
  • Nov 26

    Families of Miners Killed in Explosion Seek Restitution

    Families of Miners Killed in Explosion Seek Restitution
    Over four years ago, a mine explosion in the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia killed many miners, and a year later the mine's owner agreed to pay restitution to the miners' families as part of a non-prosecution agreement....
  • Nov 26

    Risks of Retained Death Benefit Life Settlement

    Risks of Retained Death Benefit Life Settlement
    A retained death benefit life settlement allows the seller to retain the contractual right to death benefits, such as a life insurance policy, to have the purchaser maintain the policy and pay some death benefits to the seller. However,…
Rank this Week: 50

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/
  • Nov 26

    Idaho Estate Planning - Stay in Control of Your Estate

    Idaho Estate Planning - Stay in Control of Your Estate
    Every decision you make, whether personal, financial, or legal, should be designed to maximize your control over your decisions – and your assets. Don’t give up control; you will never be glad you did.
  • Nov 25

    Idaho Estate Planning - Challenges Facing Blended Familie

    Idaho Estate Planning - Challenges Facing Blended Familie
    In unions of those who marry twice, about 65 percent include children from prior marriages, according to the National Stepfamily Resource Center. That can complicate the transfer of brokerage accounts, real estate and personal possessions.…
  • Nov 24

    Idaho Estate Planning - No, You Can't Disinherit Your Spouse

    Idaho Estate Planning - No, You Can't Disinherit Your Spouse
    In general, the concept of testamentary freedom makes a person free to dispose of their property as they see fit when they die. However some decisions may be held to be against public policy and that freedom may be limited. Here are some of…
Rank this Week: 3734

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/
  • Nov 26

    Hull on Estates #397 – Collaboration between estate planning and estate litigation lawyer

    Hull on Estates #397 – Collaboration between estate planning and estate litigation lawyer
    Listen to Hull on Estates #397 – Collaboration between estate planning and estate litigation lawyers Today on Hull on Estates, Paul Trudelle and Nick Esterbauer discuss an article by Michael Sneeringer on the advisability of…
  • Nov 26

    Family Tensions with Wills and Estate

    Family Tensions with Wills and Estate
    This past Sunday’s episode of CBC’s Sunday Edition, which aired on November 23, featured a discussion on family feuds over wills and estates. The discussion focused around the reality and consequences of the inter-generational…
  • Nov 25

    Estate Trustee Phone Home

    Estate Trustee Phone Home
    Sometimes it seems like the bills never stop coming in.  In some cases, they can keep coming long after the account holder’s death. In a recent news story, a UK cellular service provider continued to bill a deceased account holder…
Rank this Week: 153

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law…

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law Blog

Cover international estate planning considerations, sophisticated estate planning techniques, answers to common estate planning questions, and probate, estate and gift tax law By Janet Brewer.

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

    Helping Your Elderly Parents Plan Their Estate

    Helping Your Elderly Parents Plan Their Estate
    As the Baby Boomer generation continues to age, millions of Americans are finding themselves in an awkward, critical position: their elderly parents are need assistance with their estate planning, but they are hesitant to ask for help from…
  • Nov 19

    When Should I Begin Estate Planning?

    When Should I Begin Estate Planning?
    Many people have the misconception that estate planning is reserved for the very old or the very rich. However, estate people can help the majority of people protect the ones they love, protect themselves, and protect the assets that they…
  • Nov 18

    International Estate Planning and the Question of Domicile

    International Estate Planning and the Question of Domicile
    Home is where the heart is, right? Unfortunately, the matter is not quite that simple when it comes to international estate planning. Establishing where you home – referred to officially as your domicile by attorneys and the government…
Rank this Week: 1401

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

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

    Preparing to Die: Why the Will Is Just the Beginning

    Preparing to Die: Why the Will Is Just the Beginning
    “Prepare to die” sounds like something a super-villain says to a caped hero in a Hollywood blockbuster. Certainly, it’s not a phrase any of us want to hear today. But all of us will pass away someday, and when we ……
  • Nov 19

    Picking Up Where Mom and Dad Leave Off

    Picking Up Where Mom and Dad Leave Off
    Forbes recently asked its readers whether they could pick up where their parents leave off. It’s an odd question, and one that a lot of children won’t have asked themselves yet. The point Forbes is making is that parents…
  • Nov 12

    Accepting Extra Care Isn’t Always Easy for Senior

    Accepting Extra Care Isn’t Always Easy for Senior
    “It’s a hand, not a shark.” That’s what the matronly Nora says as she extends her arm to the scared little boy Pete in Disney’s classic fantasy film, Pete’s Dragon. He really did need her help, but he was…
Rank this Week: 3520

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

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

    What Employers Need to Know about Hobby Lobby from an Employment Law Perspective

    What Employers Need to Know about Hobby Lobby from an Employment Law Perspective
    It is likely that you are familiar with the widely publicized Hobby Lobby case that was decided this summer. What may not be as familiar are the implications for employers following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision. The ruling gave…
  • Nov 13

    Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Indiana?s Right-to-Work Law

    Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Indiana?s Right-to-Work Law
    After Indiana’s right-to-work law took effect on Mar. 14, 2012, the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150, AFL-CIO challenged the law in federal and state court. The Union’s lawsuits challenged the law’s…
  • Oct 31

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part Two: At Termination

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part Two: At Termination
    At this point in the discharge process, employers should have already ensured that all bases have been covered prior to an employee’s termination and are now prepared to inform the employee. Now it’s time for the often…
Rank this Week: 3016

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

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

http://www.texaswillsandtrustslaw.com
  • Nov 26

    How To Support Someone Who’s Grieving During Thanksgiving

    How To Support Someone Who’s Grieving During Thanksgiving
    A friend of mine who volunteers for hospice wondered out loud a couple of weeks ago: “Why is it that more people die around the holidays?” “Really?”  I asked. “Is there actually data to support that?”…
  • Nov 21

    A Life Cut Short

    A Life Cut Short
    A friend of mine died this week. She wasn’t a close friend, but we had been members of the same group for many years, and saw each other at meetings and various social gatherings. Although we hadn’t spoken since my family moved to…
  • Nov 10

    What is a Residuary Clause?

    What is a Residuary Clause?
    I recently worked with a couple that wanted to make sure that all their wordly possessions passed to the surviving spouse upon their death, and then to their children when both of them died. Rather than list out every specific asset they…
Rank this Week: 2520

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

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

    Free Report: North Carolina Inheritance Planning

    Free Report: North Carolina Inheritance Planning
    Inheritance plans can also include a variety of other tools, such as revocable living trusts. They might also include testamentary trusts, transfer-on-death accounts, and even more complicated options. Your attorney will explain all these…
  • Nov 25

    Estate Planning for Seniors in North Carolina

    Estate Planning for Seniors in North Carolina
    Estate Planning for Seniors in North Carolina – from Cheryl David Elder law attorney will help you plan for the kind of care you might one day require. Learn more about Estate Planning for Seniors in North Carolina in this presentation.…
  • Nov 23

    Free Report: Power of Attorney in North Carolina – Part2

    Free Report: Power of Attorney in North Carolina – Part2
    Regardless of your circumstances, the powers of attorney you include in your estate plan will allow you some significant benefits and abilities. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Your Agent Responsibilities A Durable Power of…
Rank this Week: 3949

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
  • Nov 26

    Qualified Small Business Deduction

    Qualified Small Business Deduction
    The Qualified Small Business Deduction (“QSBD”) under Minn. Stat. § 291.03, provides an additional deduction for Minnesota estate tax purposes for the value of qualified small business property passing to a qualified heir.…
  • Nov 20

    Minnesota Homestead Classification

    Minnesota Homestead Classification
    In Minnesota, many homeowners can qualify their primary residences for homestead status. By classifying a piece of property as a homestead, the property may qualify for a reduced classification rate, a reduced taxable market value,…
  • Nov 18

    Intestate succession for a blended family

    Intestate succession for a blended family
    A married couple, of which each spouse has children from previous relationships, faces certain issues with regard to distribution of their estates. The most basic of these issues involves what happens if a spouse dies without…
Rank this Week: 4732

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Nov 26

    Steps to Estate Planning

    Steps to Estate Planning
    Estate planning may seem like a morbid topic better left for another time. In all actuality, estate planning provides you the opportunity to plan ahead, prepare family members for the future, and be involved in how matters are handled after…
  • Nov 19

    Estate Planning for a Second Family

    Estate Planning for a Second Family
    The purpose behind estate planning is to simplify a potentially complicated situation for family members. When a second family is involved, estate planning may be a bit more involved, but it is no less important. Several factors influence the…
  • Nov 11

    The Importance of a Power of Attorney

    The Importance of a Power of Attorney
    A power of attorney is a written document designed to allow someone of your choosing, an agent, to make legal decisions on your behalf in the event that you are incapacitated and unable to do so. Though establishing a power of attorney may…
Rank this Week: 2732

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    Terri Schiavo’s Brother

    Terri Schiavo’s Brother
    You probably remember the Terri Schiavo incident from a few years ago. If not, then here is a brief recap. Schiavo was comatose and on life support. Her doctors and her husband believed that there was no chance she would ever recover and that…
  • Nov 25

    Texas History – Do You Know How Many Miss America Winners Were From Texas?

    Texas History – Do You Know How Many Miss America Winners Were From Texas?
    Texas has produced three Miss America winners: Jo-Carroll Dennison of Tyler in 1942; Phyllis Ann George of Denton in 1971; and Shirley Cothran of Fort Worth in 1975.
  • Nov 21

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Robert H. Brooks (1937-2006) – Businessman Robert H. Brooks was an American businessman who, in 1967, founded Naturally Fresh Foods, a condiment and salad dressing manufacturer in the Atlanta area. But, he is most notably remembered for…
Rank this Week: 2763

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Nov 26

    10 Best States for Retirement

    10 Best States for Retirement
    Last week, I wrote about the 10 Worst States for Retirement, based on a piece in USA Today. This week, let’s look at the 10 Best Places for Retirement in 2014, according to Bankrate.com. The ranking lists the following states: 10.…
  • Nov 24

    Lead Generation Doesn’t Happen By Magic

    Lead Generation Doesn’t Happen By Magic
    Despite the common misconception, marketing in and of itself won’t magically generate new business. You can wave your wand over your computer, chant incantations and cast spells on your email, online and social marketing, but even if…
  • Nov 21

    Don’t be a Turkey: Host an Open House this Holiday Season

    Don’t be a Turkey: Host an Open House this Holiday Season
    The holidays are usually a time to overindulge in a little turkey and mashed potatoes, or snack on home-baked goods and candies that make their way into the office every.single.year. It’s also a time to pick out that perfect gift for a…
Rank this Week: 1280

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Covers New York elder law, estate law, and real estate legal issues. By Robert Friedman.

http://www.wny-lawyers.com/blog/
  • Nov 26

    Can A Person Convicted Of DWI In Cleveland Still Own A Firearm?

    Can A Person Convicted Of DWI In Cleveland Still Own A Firearm?
    As experienced Buffalo DWI attorneys, we understand that there are many ways a conviction for drinking and driving may impact a client’s life aside from any court-ordered sentence. Driving While Intoxicated is considered a crime in New…
  • Nov 26

    In Cleveland, What’s The Impact Of A DWI Arrest On A Professional License?

    In Cleveland, What’s The Impact Of A DWI Arrest On A Professional License?
    Any Buffalo driver arrested for Driving While Intoxicated will find that there are many potential penalties following a conviction in addition to the sentence imposed by the court. For individuals who hold a professional license – such…
  • Nov 26

    How Long After A Cleveland DWI Stop Can The Police Administer A Breath Test?

    How Long After A Cleveland DWI Stop Can The Police Administer A Breath Test?
    The breath test score is often the most damaging piece of evidence in a Buffalo DWI case. To prove a driver is guilty of Driving with a Blood Alcohol Content of .08% or Greater or Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated per se (which requires a…
Rank this Week: 1965

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Nov 25

    An Asset Protection Primer – Part 2 of 4

    An Asset Protection Primer – Part 2 of 4
    Some form of asset protection should be included in every comprehensive estate plan.  Regrettably, however, many folks foolishly opt for the cheapest estate plan they can find, whether it be a do-it-yourself plan or some…
  • Nov 24

    An Asset Protection Primer – Part 1 of 4

    An Asset Protection Primer – Part 1 of 4
    The term asset protection is heard a lot in planning circles.  However, it has no definitive definition and its role depends on the context in which it is used. One aspect of asset protection is to protect the owner of those assets.…
  • Nov 23

    What Is a Third Party Special Needs Trust?

    What Is a Third Party Special Needs Trust?
    It is important to provide for each person on your inheritance list in the optimal manner. You are not compelled to slice everything up like a pie as you provide direct inheritances to each family member with no strings attached. If you act…
Rank this Week: 2355

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Nov 25

    Court Decides Motion for Summary Judgment

    Court Decides Motion for Summary Judgment
    A New York Probate Lawyer said that before the court is a motion for summary judgment filed in connection with petitions for the removal of fiduciaries in the related estates of the decedents. For the reasons set forth below, the court…
  • Nov 24

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    A New York Probate Lawyer said the petitioner moves for summary judgment on her entitlement to take an elective share of the decedent's estate pursuant to EPTL 5-1.1-A. In opposition, respondents, the coexecutors of the estate, argue the…
  • Nov 23

    Court Reviews Petition to Modify Endowment Fund

    Court Reviews Petition to Modify Endowment Fund
    A New York Probate Lawyer said this is a petition to modify restrictions on an endowment fund, pursuant to section 8-1.1 of the Estates, Powers and Trusts Law or, in the alternative, section 522 of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law.…
Rank this Week: 1152

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.connecticutestateplanningattorneysblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    Younger Onset Alzheimer’s – What You Need to Know

    Younger Onset Alzheimer’s – What You Need to Know
    Alzheimer’s Disease is just for old people, right? Wrong. About 200,000 Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s are less than 65 years old. Some are in their 40’s and 50’s with children still living at home or in college.…
  • Nov 5

    When Should You Take Social Security?

    When Should You Take Social Security?
    If you make the wrong choices about filing for Social Security, you may reduce your income for the rest of your life. Did you think that at a certain age, you just automatically file and receive a certain amount? That’s not always the…
  • Oct 23

    3 Little Known Ways to Get Through to the Department of Social Service

    3 Little Known Ways to Get Through to the Department of Social Service
    By Elizabeth Walsh Do you have a quick question for the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS)?  Do you need answers about that Medicaid application you’re trying to complete? Getting the answer will be anything but quick.…
Rank this Week: 3132

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/
  • Nov 25

    Christ the King Regional High School

    Christ the King Regional High School
    A Kings Construction Accident Lawyer said that, in an action for a judgment declaring that the defendant is obligated to defend and indemnify the plaintiffs in an underlying personal injury action, commenced in the Supreme Court, Kings…
  • Nov 23

    The Coughlin Affd. cont...

    The Coughlin Affd. cont...
    Plaintiff goes on to explain that she relocated to the Philadelphia area after September 30th because I obtained a job more suited to my financial and professional needs in the Philadelphia area. The injury case law defendants cite is…
  • Nov 22

    The Coughlin Affd. cont...

    The Coughlin Affd. cont...
    Plaintiff goes on to explain that she relocated to the Philadelphia area after September 30th because I obtained a job more suited to my financial and professional needs in the Philadelphia area. The injury case law defendants cite is…
Rank this Week: 654

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeestatelawblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    The Higgins Firm Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving!

    The Higgins Firm Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving!
    This time of year brings families together to enjoy food, fellowship, and maybe even a little football. Whether your Thanksgiving involves a small gathering of close friends or a large get-together with distant relatives, this is a time to be…
  • Nov 12

    Meeting with a Tennessee Probate Attorney

    Meeting with a Tennessee Probate Attorney
    Recently, attorney Jim Higgins stopped by Nashville’s NewsChannel 5 Talk of the Town Extra to discuss some steps to take when meeting with a Tennessee probate attorney after a death. When a person passes away, you may not exactly know…
  • Oct 21

    National Estate Planning Awareness Week

    National Estate Planning Awareness Week
    You have probably been told before that a day signified a certain nationwide event like National Donut Day or National Hot Dog Day. Often these days are used to celebrate and bring awareness to certain areas in life. The same goes for estate…
Rank this Week: 2877

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud…

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud Blog

Covers celebrity and true case stories on probate litigation. By Andrew Mayoras.

http://www.probatelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    Mick Jagger Can't Get No Satisfaction; Ugly Lawsuit Settle

    Mick Jagger Can't Get No Satisfaction; Ugly Lawsuit Settle
    It's rough being Mick Jagger sometimes. Even as the front man for the famed Rolling Stones, he Can't Always Get What he Wants. But when he tries, at least sometimes, he just might find ... that he gets what he needs. These days, what Sir Mick…
  • Nov 5

    Melissa Rivers Seeks Answers As To Why Joan Rivers Died

    Melissa Rivers Seeks Answers As To Why Joan Rivers Died
    Even though she was 81 years old when she died on September 4th, there is no denying that Joan Rivers died too soon. She continued to entertain with an energy level that suggested she was anything but eighty-something. Melissa Rivers has now…
  • Oct 29

    Using Celebrity Stories Is A Great Way To Bring Up Estate Planning

    Using Celebrity Stories Is A Great Way To Bring Up Estate Planning
    MarketWatch.com recently featured an interesting article about the benefits that families gain by having the estate planning conversation early. Not only does it improve family relationships, it helps sets the stage and prepares family…
Rank this Week: 615

New York Trusts & Estates…

New York Trusts & Estates Litigation Blog

Discusses recent cases and developments pertaining to New York trusts and estates law. By Farrell Fritz.

http://www.nyestatelitigationblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    In Terrorem Provisions That Violate Public Policy

    In Terrorem Provisions That Violate Public Policy
    In terrorem clauses generally provide that, where a beneficiary under a testamentary instrument unsuccessfully challenges the instrument’s validity, the beneficiary will forfeit any interests obtained under the instrument. Testators…
  • Oct 3

    Appellate Division Upholds Equitable Extension of Slayer Rule

    Appellate Division Upholds Equitable Extension of Slayer Rule
    New York’s “slayer rule” essentially provides that if an individual kills another person, he has automatically forfeited any interest he may have had in his victim’s estate. The rationale is simple – no one…
  • Aug 8

    “Easy” Cases Make Bad Law Too

    “Easy” Cases Make Bad Law Too
    In a decision that could well cause even the most casual trusts and estates practitioners to scratch their proverbial heads in wonder, the Appellate Division, Third Department, in Matter of Buchting, 111 AD3d 1114, 975 NYS2d 794 (3d Dept…
Rank this Week: 4240

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Nov 25

    What Associations and Condo Owners Can Do About a Nonpaying Florida Condo Unit Owner

    What Associations and Condo Owners Can Do About a Nonpaying Florida Condo Unit Owner
    In Florida, there may be more nonpaying condo owners causing headaches for condominium associations and their fellow condo owners than any other state in the country.   Our state’s real estate market is still recovering; Florida…
  • Nov 18

    How Florida Condo Owners Can Boot a Bad Condo Manager

    How Florida Condo Owners Can Boot a Bad Condo Manager
    Most Florida condominiums are overseen by property management companies that are hired by the Condominium Association to handle the day to day operations for the condominium. Small Florida condos may have an individual condo manager to manage…
  • Nov 11

    Condo Owners Can Be Fined by Condo Association

    Condo Owners Can Be Fined by Condo Association
    There’s some good news for you if you own a unit in a Florida Condominium: at least you’re not in a Florida HOA! Under Florida law, for whatever reason, a Florida Home Owner Association is able to place a lien on your home if you…
Rank this Week: 1351

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Nov 25

    Troopers are Watching You Text

    Troopers are Watching You Text
    I’ve written a lot about texting while driving, since it’s a big deal in traffic enforcement right now. And one question I’ve asked repeatedly is how the police can actually prove that you were texting. On the rare occasion…
  • Nov 24

    Can The Judge Find You Guilty of Reckless Driving Even if You do Driving School?

    Can The Judge Find You Guilty of Reckless Driving Even if You do Driving School?
    I talk to people all the time who assume doing a driving school will get them out of their reckless driving ticket. This is why you should always consult a local traffic attorney in the city or county where you were charged. © marketing…
  • Nov 20

    Can You Recommend a Driving School or Reckless Aggressive Class in Maryland or North Carolina?

    Can You Recommend a Driving School or Reckless Aggressive Class in Maryland or North Carolina?
    I get this question all the time. If you need to attend driving school for your VA charge contact me today. You might be able to take an online class but in some cases, you might have to attend a class in Virginia. Contact for for a free case…
Rank this Week: 695

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Nov 25

    Debtors Are Often Easily Victimized By Bogus Collection Agencie

    Debtors Are Often Easily Victimized By Bogus Collection Agencie
    Anyone who is deeply in debt knows the terrible stress and fear that often results from being in that situation.  So it is no surprise that many debtors are easily victimized by phony collection agencies.  A recent article by…
  • Oct 29

    Two or More APTs May Be Advisable In Some Situation

    Two or More APTs May Be Advisable In Some Situation
    In Ohio (as in other states that have enacted a Domestic Asset Protection Trust Statute), it may be advisable to have two or more trusts as part of an overall asset protection plan. For example, a husband and wife may each want to have their…
  • Sep 30

    Social Media Explosion Creates Even Greater Urgency for Asset Protection Planning

    Social Media Explosion Creates Even Greater Urgency for Asset Protection Planning
    An interesting article by Cindy Krischer Goodman in the Miami Herald provides some excellent examples of how fortunes today can change in an instant -- due to social media.  For example, racist comments in a private phone conversation…
Rank this Week: 4194

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    Illinois Law and Your Virtual Estate

    Illinois Law and Your Virtual Estate
    In an article in Smart Money Magazine, Tania Karas points out the importance of securing and transferring your virtual estate upon death. Your virtual estate is the body of nontangible, digital assets an individual creates and stores on his…
  • Nov 22

    Funding an Illinois Revocable Living Trust

    Funding an Illinois Revocable Living Trust
    For a Revocable Living Trust to function property, it is not enough for the Grantor (the individual who made the trust) to simply sign the trust agreement. He must fund his assets in the name of the trust. Funding refers to taking assets…
  • Nov 15

    Checklist to Leave with Your Will

    Checklist to Leave with Your Will
    Leaving those who survive you an organized estate with accurate records will save time and money. At a minimum, leave information regarding the following in a place where your heirs can easily find it: • Your personal history including…
Rank this Week: 1984

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Nov 25

    What Is the Unlimited Marital Estate Tax Deduction?

    What Is the Unlimited Marital Estate Tax Deduction?
    When you are engaged in the process of estate planning you should inventory your assets for a number of different reasons. One of these would be to determine whether or not you have any federal estate tax liability. The dividing line that you…
  • Nov 20

    Ohio Special Needs Trust: An Explanation

    Ohio Special Needs Trust: An Explanation
    There are numerous different legal devices that are used in the field of estate planning, and today we would like to look at the vehicle called a Special Needs Trust. It is important to consider the life circumstances of the people who are on…
  • Nov 18

    Family Limited Partnership: Asset Protection, Tax Saving

    Family Limited Partnership: Asset Protection, Tax Saving
    As a person with significant financial resources, you need to consider estate tax efficiency and asset protection when you’re planning your estate. If these are your objectives, you should consider establishing a Family Limited…
Rank this Week: 3942

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Nov 25

    What Is an Executor?

    What Is an Executor?
    When you plan your estate, you execute legally binding documents that facilitate asset transfers. Stating your wishes in writing is a large part of the equation, but there is also a postmortem process to consider. There is a human element.…
  • Nov 20

    What Is a Letter of Final Instruction?

    What Is a Letter of Final Instruction?
    There are various tasks that must be completed after you pass away to make your wishes become a reality. Estate administration is something that you should take into consideration when you are planning your estate. With this in mind, we will…
  • Nov 18

    What Is the Difference Between a Guardianship and a Power of Attorney?

    What Is the Difference Between a Guardianship and a Power of Attorney?
    Estate planning should be viewed as a comprehensive endeavor. Yes, you want to make sure that you facilitate efficient asset transfers after you pass away. At the same time, you should see a holistic picture and prepare for the eventualities…
Rank this Week: 2947

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/
  • Nov 24

    How Do You “Stretch” an IRA?

    How Do You “Stretch” an IRA?
    An IRA is an individual retirement account. These accounts are very useful for people who are looking ahead toward the future. Clearly, an IRA can provide you with a financial underpinning during your retirement years, but you could…
  • Nov 23

    Is There a Medi-Cal Asset Limit in San Jose California?

    Is There a Medi-Cal Asset Limit in San Jose California?
    Is There a Medi-cal Asset Limit in San Jose California? from Roy W. Litherland Medicare is a government health insurance program most people will qualify for Medicare coverage when they reach the age of 65. Learn more about medi-cal asset…
  • Nov 19

    What Is a Totten Trust?

    What Is a Totten Trust?
    Sometimes legal documents are referred to by multiple different names. This can be confusing, and we try to clear things up on this blog. With this in mind, we will look at the Totten trust in this post. Transferring Assets When you hear…
Rank this Week: 2413

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

Covers laws relating to pre-need and death care compliance, serving banks, funeral homes, crematories, and cemetaries. By William Stalter.

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Nov 24

    Preneed Shortfalls: Installment Payment

    Preneed Shortfalls: Installment Payment
    In prior posts, we discussed the impact that investment return and performance cost increases have on preneed shortfalls.  In this post we will look at how installment payment options impact the funeral and cemetery operator. Many…
  • Nov 20

    Right of Sepulcher: An Attorney’s Error

    Right of Sepulcher: An Attorney’s Error
    Betty Jean Collins had her own preferences for the disposition of her body, but her children had other plans.  As counsel to many funeral homes, I have seen this situation too many times.  The time that should be used for…
  • Nov 12

    Exploiting the Gaps In Chapter 436: NPS’ take on a preneed law

    Exploiting the Gaps In Chapter 436: NPS’ take on a preneed law
    Over a three day span beginning December 17th, a Federal court in St. Louis will hear legal arguments from the NPS special deputy receiver and from banks that served as NPS trustees at some point during the past 30 some years.  Initial…
Rank this Week: 4428

The Estate Planning and Wealth…

The Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation Blog for Trusted Advisors

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

http://estateplanning.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 24

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

    Recent Changes to Pennsylvania’s Power of Attorney Law May Impact You
    Pennsylvania has passed new legislation, known as Act 95 of 2014 (the “Act”), which has made significant changes to Pennsylvania’s Power of Attorney statute.  Most of the provisions take effect January 1, 2015, but…
  • Oct 8

    How to Use a Roth IRA to Fund College Tuition

    How to Use a Roth IRA to Fund College Tuition
    Last week I came across an interesting article by Erin Arvedlund in the Philadelphia Inquirer about saving for college tuition.  The article reminded me that it’s possible to use a Roth IRA to pay education expenses.…
  • Sep 29

    What Happens to My ITunes Account When I Die?

    What Happens to My ITunes Account When I Die?
    In today’s digital world, many clients are beginning to ask questions like, “What happens to my accounts on the Cloud, like my iTunes and Instagram accounts, when I die?” and “Will the executor of my estate have…
Rank this Week: 2879

Arizona Senior Law Blog

Arizona Senior Law Blog

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

http://www.arizonaseniorlaw.com/news/
  • Nov 24

    VA Funds Can Alter ALTCS Eligibility

    VA Funds Can Alter ALTCS Eligibility
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Question: My father is on ALTCS and he has resided at an assisted-living facility for about…
  • Nov 18

    ALTCS Rules Allow for Gift Strategy

    ALTCS Rules Allow for Gift Strategy
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Question: My mother is only 60 years old, but she is no longer able to care for herself at…
  • Nov 14

    Settlement Could Affect Eligibility

    Settlement Could Affect Eligibility
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities Question: My wife was in a horrible car accident, as a result of which she will likely…
Rank this Week: 2717

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/
  • Nov 24

    Estate Planning Step 1: Indentify Your Asset

    Estate Planning Step 1: Indentify Your Asset
    Estate planning can be complicated and overwhelming, therefore it is important to take things a step at a time and seek proper advice in order to ensure your wishes will be followed.
  • Nov 21

    Importance of Selecting Guardians For Your Minor Children

    Importance of Selecting Guardians For Your Minor Children
    Who will care for you children if you are deceased? A proper estate plan will allow you to designate a guardian of your children as well as of your estate.
  • Nov 19

    Having The "Financial Talk" With Your Parent

    Having The "Financial Talk" With Your Parent
    It is important to talk to your elder loves ones while they are competent and able to participate in their estate planning and long term care planning needs.
Rank this Week: 3647

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
  • Nov 24

    Getting Edited Video into Evidence

    Getting Edited Video into Evidence
    With court time and patience at a premium, it may be best to introduce an edited version of a video recording into evidence instead of the whole—possible very long—version. But before you do this, you’ll have to authenticate…
  • Nov 21

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?

    Should You Handle That Misdemeanor Case?
    You get a call from a family member, friend, or client who’s either been arrested or will be soon with a misdemeanor, such as a DUI. Maybe you’re new to practice or criminal law isn’t your usual area. Should you take on the…
  • Nov 19

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law

    5 Ways to Leverage California’s New Unaccompanied Minors Law
    The following is a guest blog post by Rachel K. Prandini, Unaccompanied Minor Law Fellow/Attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco. The number of unaccompanied minors arriving at the US southern border in 2014 has been…
Rank this Week: 1686

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.paloaltoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2127

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 24

    Steve Seymour Elected to Board of Directors for Hood River Chamber of Commerce

    Steve Seymour Elected to Board of Directors for Hood River Chamber of Commerce
    Congratulations to Steve Seymour, who was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce. Steve plays a key role for the firm’s office in downtown Hood River.  Steve is a longtime member of…
  • Oct 20

    Helping Others With SAVO: Special Advocates for Vulnerable Oregonian

    Helping Others With SAVO: Special Advocates for Vulnerable Oregonian
    Please join me November 13 at a dinner to learn more about the fledgling charity, SAVO, and the economic and logistical challenges of aging baby boomers in the already underfunded court system. Learn how this organization has grown from…
  • Oct 13

    IRS Telephone Scam – Don’t Fall for It!

    IRS Telephone Scam – Don’t Fall for It!
    Recently, I spoke with two clients who were almost victims of a pervasive telephone scam involving a person posing as an Internal Revenue Service agent.  In each instance, the caller demanded immediate same-day payment of thousands of…
Rank this Week: 1329

Ask Liza: Nolo's Estate Planning…

Ask Liza: Nolo's Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning and wills. By Liza Weiman Hanks.

http://blog.nolo.com/estateplanning/
  • Nov 24

    What to Do When One Parent Lacks Capacity

    What to Do When One Parent Lacks Capacity
    Dear Liza, my parents do not have a living trust in place. I need to help them set one up. My father and mother are 91 and 83 respectively. My father has a form of dementia that prevents him from making decision about his property.…
  • Nov 19

    Can the Executor Give Away Estate Assets?

    Can the Executor Give Away Estate Assets?
    Dear Liza: My husband is the sole executor (and only child) of his mother’s Will.  There are no other beneficiaries listed in her Will.  The only asset she had was a home which is valued at about $300,000.  Does he need…
  • Nov 10

    Disinheriting a Child

    Disinheriting a Child
    Dear Liza: My husband and I both have a will that states we are each other’s beneficiaries and executor’s and our son as 100% beneficiary of both of us died,. My husband has a daughter by a previous marriage.  If my husband…
Rank this Week: 1628

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Nov 24

    Joan Rivers: Lessons from a Life Well Lived

    Joan Rivers: Lessons from a Life Well Lived
    It’s been two months since Joan Rivers passed away and she’s still a part of the media cycle. That’s a testament to the impact she made on the culture… an impact we may not have quite realized until she was gone. But…
  • Nov 13

    Is It Really Impossible to Have Both Family and Fortune?

    Is It Really Impossible to Have Both Family and Fortune?
    How much is your family costing you? Does “everything” sound like an overestimate? Not according to one Forbes financial writer. #142456905 / gettyimages.com In an interesting but arguably excessively cynical analysis, columnist…
  • Nov 6

    Study: America’s End-of-Life System is Totally Broken

    Study: America’s End-of-Life System is Totally Broken
    Sometimes official studies are commissioned and they end up telling us what we already know. Eating bread leads to weight gain. Speeding causes car crashes. Long workdays make us tired. #150666790 / gettyimages.com Now a new report from The…
Rank this Week: 1718

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • Nov 24

    What Is the Most Important Estate Planning Document?

    What Is the Most Important Estate Planning Document?
    Like most people, you undoubtedly understand the important part of creating a comprehensive estate plan. Also like most people, you may not have done so yet. One reason for this may be that you simply do not know where to start. Numerous…
  • Nov 21

    What Is A QDOT Trust?

    What Is A QDOT Trust?
    If you are fortunate enough to have amassed a moderate to large estate that you plan to leave to a spouse and/or future generations you likely already know that without careful estate planning you could lose a significant portion of that…
  • Nov 19

    Will I Still Have Control Over My Property If I Create a Family Wealth Trust?

    Will I Still Have Control Over My Property If I Create a Family Wealth Trust?
    Trusts were once used almost exclusively by the wealthy as a way to pass down the family wealth without incurring taxes and without giving up complete control over the wealth. Today, however, you don’t have to be wealthy to benefit from…
Rank this Week: 2344

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/
  • Nov 24

    The Benefits of a Crummey Trust

    The Benefits of a Crummey Trust
    Gift giving is on everyone’s minds now that we are in the midst of the holiday season.  Although generosity can be personally rewarding, it can cost you more financially than you might expect.  The IRS will be sure to take its…
  • Nov 20

    Arkansas Medicaid Waiver

    Arkansas Medicaid Waiver
    Clients often ask if there is an Arkansas Medicaid Waiver program.  Actually, there are several.  A Medicaid Waiver is a way for each state to use Medicaid funds to pay for services needed by individuals with disabilities.  The…
  • Nov 18

    Free Report: Estate Planning for Pets in Arkansa

    Free Report: Estate Planning for Pets in Arkansa
    If you have a family pet, you know it is a lifelong companion that has become a part of your family. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Choosing Someone to Take of Your Pet Incorporating Provisions for your Pet in Your Will Creating a…
Rank this Week: 2980

Law Offices of Richard B.…

Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.rbsllc.com/blog/
  • Nov 23

    6 Ways to Prepare for Your First Estate Planning Meeting

    6 Ways to Prepare for Your First Estate Planning Meeting
    If you have decided to create a comprehensive estate plan, you have made a wise decision. The time, effort, and cost that goes into creating your estate plan will benefit you and your loved ones for the rest of your life and beyond. If you…
  • Nov 21

    What Is a Stretch IRA?

    What Is a Stretch IRA?
    An individual retirement account can provide a great nest egg for you when you are enjoying your golden years. Under some circumstances, an IRA can also be utilized as an effective estate planning tool. Traditional IRA With this type of…
  • Nov 17

    Free Report: Estate Planning in Oregon – Where to Begin

    Free Report: Estate Planning in Oregon – Where to Begin
    Most people know they need to create an estate plan, however, knowing you need to create one, and knowing where to start, are two entirely different things. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Positions and Roles in Your Estate Plan…
Rank this Week: 2981

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary…

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary Law Blog

Covers Elder Law, long-term care, "End-of-Life" and health care surrogate decision-making, estate & personal planning, fiduciary administrations, elders' dispute resolution, and Orphans' Court litigation. By Neil E. Hendershot.

http://paelderestatefiduciary.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 23

    PA Bar Assn approves Orphans' Court Mediation Project

    PA Bar Assn approves Orphans' Court Mediation Project
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]-->On Friday, November 21, 2014, the Pennsylvania Bar Association formally approved, by unanimous vote, a Report and Recommendation presented by its Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee…
  • Aug 27

    Philadelphia Court Upholds Stephen Girard's Intention

    Philadelphia Court Upholds Stephen Girard's Intention
    Stephen Girard, late in life Painted by J.R. Lambdin Judge O'Keefe, Administrative Judge of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, sitting in the Orphans' Court Division, issued an opinion and order, dated August 21, 2014, released on…
  • Jun 19

    PA POA Reform legislation on Governor's Desk

    PA POA Reform legislation on Governor's Desk
    On June 18, 2014, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives adopted (193-0) the amended, compromise version of House Bill 1429, in Printer's No. 3708, regarding power of attorney reform.  The adopted legislation was transmitted to the…
Rank this Week: 3357

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3129

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/
  • Nov 23

    Inheritance tension: why more families may be headed for court

    Inheritance tension: why more families may be headed for court
    CBC News is carrying an excellent article about inheritance and resulting disputes. I wish I could say it was all doom and gloom, but after 30 years in the industry I have to say that disputes and struggles are the norm, not the exception.…
  • Nov 22

    Beneficiary and executor at a stalemate over signing of Release

    Beneficiary and executor at a stalemate over signing of Release
    I often receive questions about the release forms that are to be signed by beneficiaries. Here is one from a reader that I've heard more than once, that should be of interest to many of you. "Is there a standard release form ? I have…
  • Nov 15

    It's "Make a Will Month"

    It's &quot;Make a Will Month&quot;
    Do you have a valid, up-to-date will? If not, why not? The Ontario Bar Association has designated November as "Make a Will" month to encourage people to look into getting wills put into place. Advocatedaily.com has an article that…
Rank this Week: 2549

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/
  • Nov 22

    Milne Estate v. Milne

    Milne Estate v. Milne
    Separation Agreements or court orders following marriage breakdown may include a clause requiring one former spouse to maintain a life insurance policy on his or her life, naming the other as the beneficiary. Life insurance is a good way to…
  • Nov 16

    Uniform Trustee Act Provisions for Remuneration

    Uniform Trustee Act Provisions for Remuneration
    The British Columbia Government appears to be considering passing new legislation modeled on the Uniform Conference of Canada, Uniform Trustee Act. As I wrote before, the Ministry of Justice was requesting comments on the Uniform Trustee…
  • Nov 8

    Are Future Payments from a Trust Created by Will Available to the Creditors of a Bankrupt?

    Are Future Payments from a Trust Created by Will Available to the Creditors of a Bankrupt?
    If you make a will leaving your estate to your child, and after your death, your child is assigned into bankruptcy, then your child’s inheritance from you will be available to his or her creditors. That’s not too surprising.But…
Rank this Week: 671