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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Dec 17

    German Business Owners Threatened by Tax Ruling

    German Business Owners Threatened by Tax Ruling
    German business owners were warned they might be forced to slash investments and possibly sell holdings if they lose a privilege that has saved them billions in taxes. Germany’s constitutional court will decide whether families can continue…
  • Dec 17

    Possible Extension for Charitable IRA Rollover

    Possible Extension for Charitable IRA Rollover
    Congress could retroactively extend a tax break on charitable donations from individual retirement accounts that expired at the end of last year. The provision would allow account owners and beneficiaries over the age of 70 ½ to donate up…
  • Dec 17

    No Take Backs on Charitable Donations May Be Changing

    No Take Backs on Charitable Donations May Be Changing
    A combination of increased accessibility to online financial records at the click of mouse and recent litigation by donors demanding refunds from charities has created a rise in the number of charitable donations being requested to be…
Rank this Week: 60

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/
  • Dec 17

    Joan Rivers' Estate Planning Was No Laughing Matter

    Joan Rivers' Estate Planning Was No Laughing Matter
    Joan Rivers was widely respected for her sense of humor, work ethic, and willingness to say almost anything for a laugh. When it came to planning her estate, however, the late comedienne and host of Fashion Police treated the matter very…
  • Dec 10

    Top 10 Celebrity Stories To Spark Holiday Estate Planning Conversation

    Top 10 Celebrity Stories To Spark Holiday Estate Planning Conversation
    Sure the holidays are a fun time for families to sit around talking about what happened on the latest episode of The Walking Dead or how granddaughter Mary is doing in dance class. But they are also a great time to have the important -- yet…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 639

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Senior Financial Abuse: Don’t Be A Victim

    Senior Financial Abuse: Don’t Be A Victim
    We are facing a big problem in the United States with senior financial abuse, and it is estimated that our elders are bilked and scammed out of billions of dollars annually. The true extent of the problem is hidden to a large extent. As…
  • Dec 15

    Keep Things Simple As Retirement Beckon

    Keep Things Simple As Retirement Beckon
    Sometimes simple addition by subtraction is the best course of action, and this is something to keep in mind as retirement beckons. What we are referring to by suggesting addition by subtraction is a concerted effort to reduce debt as part of…
  • Dec 14

    Free Report: What is the Marital Estate Tax Deduction in Connecticut

    Free Report: What is the Marital Estate Tax Deduction in Connecticut
    Accumulating wealth is the first order of business, but you must also preserve your wealth for the benefit of the next generation and beyond. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Federal Estate Tax Federal Gift Tax Unlimited Marital…
Rank this Week: 3266

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Fight Virginia DUI Refusal on Private Property

    Fight Virginia DUI Refusal on Private Property
    Were you charged with refusing a breath test after being arrested on private property? Contact me today to discuss if you can beat the charge. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:…
  • Dec 16

    Can You Serve Jail on House Arrest?

    Can You Serve Jail on House Arrest?
    It does not happen often, but there are some unique circumstances that could allow you to serve your jail time on house arrest. Contact me today to see if this applies to you. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2014. | Permalink | No…
  • Dec 15

    Can my old Virginia Conviction be Expunged?

    Can my old Virginia Conviction be Expunged?
    There are some gray areas in which your conviction could be expunged. Contact me today to see if I can help you. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Feed enhanced by Better Feed…
Rank this Week: 728

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: 4976

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeestatelawblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    The Importance of Estate Planning for Those who are Single

    The Importance of Estate Planning for Those who are Single
    The landscape of the American population is ever changing. In 1970, approximately one-third of Americans age 15 and older were single. In 2013, that number had risen to nearly one-half. With a growing population of single individuals, it is…
  • Dec 2

    Divorce and its Effect on Estate Planning in Tennessee

    Divorce and its Effect on Estate Planning in Tennessee
    Life is full of change. Many of those life changes can reach much farther than people realize. While a large portion of the population has been affected by a divorce, often those individuals do not understand the impact that it may have on…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3541

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
  • Dec 17

    Dead Man “Kwoking”: Estate Planning Property Transfers Can Trigger Title Insurance Nightmare

    Dead Man “Kwoking”: Estate Planning Property Transfers Can Trigger Title Insurance Nightmare
    Estate planning attorneys regularly advise their clients about the tax and other advantages of transferring real property to irrevocable trusts or similar estate planning vehicles. But they may not consider the potentially disastrous title…
  • Dec 15

    Give the Reporter a Hand to Get a Clean Depo Transcript

    Give the Reporter a Hand to Get a Clean Depo Transcript
    When you’re taking a deposition, you know that ensuring a complete and accurate record is vital. So don’t take the person who’s dutifully taking down the proceedings for granted: Assisting the court reporter is not only…
  • Dec 12

    4 Steps to Drafting a Contract to Your Client’s Advantage

    4 Steps to Drafting a Contract to Your Client’s Advantage
    Yes, drafting a contract takes a lot of work. But it generally takes less time to draft a contract document that advances your client’s interests than it does to modify another party’s document to achieve that result. So whenever…
Rank this Week: 1414

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
  • Dec 17

    2014 Tax Extender Bill Passed By Congre

    2014 Tax Extender Bill Passed By Congre
    Kelly Phillips Erb, writing for Forbes: With just over two weeks left in the 2014 calendar year, the Senate finally made up its mind about the tax extenders bill. The bill, which extends the life of a number of tax breaks through 2014,…
  • Nov 20

    What Is A Business Plan?

    What Is A Business Plan?
    Although a proper legal structure is very important for a startup business, there are many other considerations that are very likely much more important if the business is to be successful. In particular, developing a business plan is often…
  • Nov 5

    Business Structures: The Facts & Figure

    Business Structures: The Facts & Figure
    Although there a lots of very important questions that a business owner, or owners, must ask when starting a business, perhaps of one of the most important is: How should I legally structure my business? In general, there are three principal…
Rank this Week: 4204

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/
  • Dec 17

    Non-Traditional Families = Non-Traditional Estate Planning

    Non-Traditional Families = Non-Traditional Estate Planning
    Have you noticed? Traditional American families are no longer the norm. Consequently, with the nature of family changing so has estate planning.
  • Dec 16

    Another New Year's Resolution - Your Estate Plan

    Another New Year's Resolution - Your Estate Plan
    As you read this, your mind may be filled with visions of sugarplums as they dance in your head ... instead of your estate plan (or lack thereof). Alas, I am here to bring you some good cheer - there is always next year.
  • Dec 12

    Charitable Giving Deductions - Timing is Everything!

    Charitable Giving Deductions - Timing is Everything!
    Timing is important. Whether it is keeping time while dancing the Cha-Cha or a quarterback connecting with his favorite wide receiver, timing matters. So it is with making sure you get credit for your charitable giving.
Rank this Week: 904

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/
  • Dec 17

    Idaho Estate Planning - Even If You're Single You Need A Plan

    Idaho Estate Planning - Even If You're Single You Need A Plan
    Much of the talk about estate planning is often centered around married couples with children. This leads some single people to think that estate plans are not necessary for them. However, estate planning can be even more important for…
  • Dec 16

    Idaho Estate Planning - Young Adults Can Benefit From Planning Too

    Idaho Estate Planning - Young Adults Can Benefit From Planning Too
    People in their 20s often do not think that they need to worry about estate planning. They plan to live much longer, so they believe there will be time to get an estate plan later. However, you never know when tragedy can strike, so it is…
  • Dec 15

    Idaho Estate Planning - Celebrity Estate Planning Lessons of 2014

    Idaho Estate Planning - Celebrity Estate Planning Lessons of 2014
    Important lessons about estate planning can often reach the general public through issues over celebrities' estates. 2014 has been a busy year for such lessons.
Rank this Week: 4413

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
  • Dec 17

    Do I Need an Attorney to Probate a Will in Texas?

    Do I Need an Attorney to Probate a Will in Texas?
    I get phone calls and emails each week from Texans who have lost friends and family members. Often, they have been named as independent executors and need information about probating a Will. The first question they ask is whether it will…
  • Dec 5

    The Obituary of the Amazing Spider-Man

    The Obituary of the Amazing Spider-Man
    Most obituaries are sterile. They provide basic information about the deceased person’s birth, death, and those they left behind, but are short on capturing the personality of the person who has died. Aaron Joseph Purmort’s…
  • Nov 26

    How To Support Someone Who’s Grieving During The Holiday

    How To Support Someone Who’s Grieving During The Holiday
    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?”…
Rank this Week: 1519

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Art Is In The Trust Of Fhe Beholder… Or Is It?

    Art Is In The Trust Of Fhe Beholder… Or Is It?
    The Wall Street Journal is shining the light on a different kind of estate planner: the diehard collector. View image | gettyimages.com Whether it’s comic books, baseball cards, home video libraries, music memorabilia, Disneyana, or…
  • Dec 10

    How to Talk About Finances and the Future During the Holiday

    How to Talk About Finances and the Future During the Holiday
    Turkey, tinsel, and… taxes? #88749768 / gettyimages.com Believe it or not, holiday gatherings are widely recommended as ideal times to talk about important, future-focused concerns with your loved ones. Sound too awkward? You’re…
  • Dec 3

    Wreaths Across America Looking to Honor More Veteran

    Wreaths Across America Looking to Honor More Veteran
    Every year, Wreaths Across America (WAA) places a wreath on the grave of veterans throughout all fifty states. The organization, based in Maine, spends the whole year raising funds and rallying volunteers, culminating in a weeklong…
Rank this Week: 2571

The Law Office of Michael…

The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C.

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.mrobinsonlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Free Report: What is Estate Planning in New York

    Free Report: What is Estate Planning in New York
    A look at some basic information about estate planning as well as the the components that would comprise a comprehensive estate plan. Learn more about estate planning in New York in this presentation. Topics covered in this report include:…
  • Dec 16

    What Is the Estate Tax Marital Deduction?

    What Is the Estate Tax Marital Deduction?
    The estate tax is a very significant factor for high net worth individuals. At the time of this writing in 2014, the maximum rate of the federal estate tax is 40 percent. In light of this rate, the value of your estate that passes to your…
  • Dec 11

    What Is Legacy Planning?

    What Is Legacy Planning?
    Your legacy is defined by the impact that you have after you pass away. Clearly, legacy planning is going to involve the facilitation of future asset transfers. This can be particularly challenging if you are exposed to the estate tax on the…
Rank this Week: 3512

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Dec 17

    Giving for the Holiday

    Giving for the Holiday
    The holiday season is a traditional time for giving. It is also a traditional time for doing more substantial estate planning. Gifts of a “present interest” of up to $14,000 are excluded and need not be reported on a gift tax…
  • Dec 15

    Client Tip: “Prime the Pump” at the Holiday

    Client Tip: “Prime the Pump” at the Holiday
    I’ve talked for a few years about Thanksgiving as an opportune window for clients to talk with loved ones about their health care wishes and goals. For 2014, this ship has (obviously) sailed. But the December holiday season still…
  • Dec 12

    The Tax Man Cometh…

    The Tax Man Cometh…
    This time of year many companies are tackling the daunting task of tax planning. However, this part of managing your business doesn’t have to be one of those pull-your-hair-out, give-you-a-headache kind of tasks. Rather than looking at…
Rank this Week: 3014

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Dec 17

    What if an Heir Predeceases You?

    What if an Heir Predeceases You?
    If the person named in your Will as the person to receive the majority of your estate has you and your mother murdered, would you want that person’s heirs to receive the inheritance instead? It sounds like an odd question to ask, but…
  • Dec 16

    Texas History – What Kind of Dome Was Instrumental in Changing the Economy of Texas?

    Texas History – What Kind of Dome Was Instrumental in Changing the Economy of Texas?
    Created eons ago, the geological formations called salt domes, found particularly along the Gulf Coast plains, were the basis for Texas’ petroleum industry. The domes trapped and housed the oil and natural gas that gave Texas some of…
  • Dec 12

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Kurt Cobain (1967-1994) – Musician & Songwriter Kurt Cobain was an American musician and artist, best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter of the grunge band Nirvana. Cobain formed Nirvana with Krist Novoselic…
Rank this Week: 3226

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Dec 17

    Tips for Naming an Executor

    Tips for Naming an Executor
    When you consider who to name as an executor of your will, keep in mind that the job of executor is very time-consuming and requires many difficult decisions in order to faithfully carry out the wishes of the deceased. The executor’s…
  • Dec 10

    Five Retirement Mistakes You Should Avoid

    Five Retirement Mistakes You Should Avoid
    When preparing to retire, the last thing you want is to face financial difficulties. While there is no one formula that can guarantee a happy, secure retirement, there are some common mistakes you should avoid so you don’t place your…
  • Dec 3

    Estate Planning Documents You Should Have

    Estate Planning Documents You Should Have
    Planning for death is an uncomfortable but necessary part of life. By planning ahead, family members and loved ones can move on after your death without worrying about financial issues. The purpose of estate planning is to decide what happens…
Rank this Week: 3175

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/
  • Dec 17

    Successor Trustee Responsibilitie

    Successor Trustee Responsibilitie
    When a trustee passes away or becomes incapacitated, a successor trustee must step forward. In addition to the trustee’s duties, a successor trustee is responsible for presenting an affidavit or certificate of trust that provides proof…
  • Dec 15

    Year-End Gifting to Charitie

    Year-End Gifting to Charitie
    The spirit of the holiday season is a generous one. According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, “The last few months of the year make up what is commonly called the Giving Season for the nonprofit community.” A…
  • Dec 12

    North Carolina 2014 Tax Year Changes to Note

    North Carolina 2014 Tax Year Changes to Note
    Individuals and businesses across North Carolina are approaching the end of the 2014 tax year. Our tax attorneys in Chapel Hill review below a few income tax legislation amendments for the 2014 tax year. Some affect tax rates and deductions…
Rank this Week: 697

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
  • Dec 17

    Joan Rivers’ Unusual Estate Planning Move

    Joan Rivers’ Unusual Estate Planning Move
    Comedienne Joan Rivers, who passed away in September at age 81, had an unusual estate planning strategy. View image | gettyimages.com Her will shows she sought to reduce her tax burden by claiming residency in one state and being based in…
  • Dec 10

    Estate Planning For Singles Is Different

    Estate Planning For Singles Is Different
    The ranks of those who are single are growing by leaps and bounds. Today, about half of Americans are single, compared to just one-third in 1970. Singles, however, have some unique challenges when it comes to estate planning. #450772249 /…
  • Dec 3

    Care At The End Of Life

    Care At The End Of Life
    A huge issue is how people can obtain the best possible care – and the care they want — at or near the end of life. #175139384 / gettyimages.com An editorial in the New York Times describes the ordeal a New York City woman went…
Rank this Week: 867

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/
  • Dec 17

    ‘Tis the Season of Giving

    ‘Tis the Season of Giving
    As the holidays quickly approach, Canadians begin to turn their minds to everything the holiday season brings – parties, food and drink, and quality time with others. During the holidays, people also think about charity- giving their…
  • Dec 16

    Hull on Estates #400 – Releases and the distribution of an estate

    Hull on Estates #400 – Releases and the distribution of an estate
    Listen to Hull on Estates #400 – Releases and the distribution of an estate Today on Hull on Estates, Paul Trudelle and Stuart Clark discuss the recent article “Release Me: An analysis of the law surrounding the use of releases in…
  • Dec 15

    A Cautionary Tale on Separating Legal Cost

    A Cautionary Tale on Separating Legal Cost
    The recent decision in Georganes v. Bludd 2014 ONSC 4655 (CanLII) addresses the issue of the entitlement of an Estate Trustee (in defending litigation) to have their legal fees paid by the Estate, despite having a personal interest in the…
Rank this Week: 462

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    What Happens To A Living Trust When One Spouse Dies?

    What Happens To A Living Trust When One Spouse Dies?
    One reason for a living trust for a married couple is the opportunity to pass on their estates to their children in the most tax-efficient manner.  When the first spouse dies, the surviving spouse is allowed to make use of all…
  • Dec 15

    What Is the Uniform Probate Code?

    What Is the Uniform Probate Code?
    Estate matters are handled by the probate court. This court is charged with the responsibility of supervising the administration of an estate when certain circumstances exist. Probate laws vary state-by-state, and back in the 1960s, the…
  • Dec 15

    Free Report: Why Elder Law Matter

    Free Report: Why Elder Law Matter
    Because elder law can affect almost anyone at any time, you never know when you might need to contact an elder law attorney. In the best possible scenario, you will only need an elder law lawyer to help prepare you for what might, and will,…
Rank this Week: 1465

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts in Nevada.

http://www.wealth-counselors.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    Pet Planning: Wills vs Trust

    Pet Planning: Wills vs Trust
    Planning for the future of your pet may be as important as any other part of your estate plan.  Basically, there are three estate planning documents that can be used specifically for pet owners.  Provisions can be included in a…
  • Dec 4

    Terms to Include in a Pet Protection Agreement Form

    Terms to Include in a Pet Protection Agreement Form
    A pet protection agreement is a document that allows you to decide ahead of time who will take care of your pets and exactly how they will be cared for.  In Nevada, it can be a contract between you and a caretaker, a stand-alone pet…
  • Dec 4

    How Does an IRA Work?

    How Does an IRA Work?
    If you haven’t started considering your retirement plan yet, it is not too late to start.  Though Social Security provides some retirement income, most of us are hoping for a more comfortable retirement than those limited funds can…
Rank this Week: 3084

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    Early Dementia Signs and Medicaid Planning

    Early Dementia Signs and Medicaid Planning
    Early Dementia Signs and Medicaid Planning from Larry Parman   If you recognize early dementia signs in yourself or a loved one, you may want to start planning ahead with medicaid eligibility in mind. Learn more about dementia signs and…
  • Dec 16

    Understanding Estate Planning – What is Ancillary probate?

    Understanding Estate Planning – What is Ancillary probate?
    In this week’s blog post on understanding basic estate planning issues, we turn our attention to ancillary probate. Last week we looked at what the probate process involves. This week we are going to continue that discussion by looking…
  • Dec 13

    Free Report: What is the Marital Deduction in Oklahoma?

    Free Report: What is the Marital Deduction in Oklahoma?
    Regardless of your thoughts on the matter, the estate tax is a fact of life, and you have to prepare for it to the best of your ability. Learn more about marital deduction in Oklahoma in this presentation. Topics covered in this report…
Rank this Week: 3135

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Dec 16

    Court Considers Case Reqarding Law of Perpetuitie

    Court Considers Case Reqarding Law of Perpetuitie
    A Probate Lawyer said the question presented on this record is whether the trusts created by the will of CMR, dated June 27, 1867, are valid within the law of perpetuities, or are void for remoteness. There can be no doubt that if the…
  • Dec 15

    Court Decides Case Reqarding Distribution of Retirement Fund

    Court Decides Case Reqarding Distribution of Retirement Fund
    An Executrix in a purported will dated June 29, 1964, has petitioned for its probate. Decedent's brother has filed objections. The other eight distributees have appeared in the proceeding but have not filed objections. A Probate lawyer said…
  • Dec 14

    Court Hears Appeal for the Issuance of a Set Off

    Court Hears Appeal for the Issuance of a Set Off
    A Probate Lawyer said in an action to foreclose a materialman's lien, the appeal is from a judgment of the Supreme Court, Richmond County, dated November 2, 1981, which confirmed the Referee's decision of July 7, 1981, in favor of the…
Rank this Week: 2112

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 16

    Frivolous Lawsuit

    Frivolous Lawsuit
    When a beneficiary files suit against a trustee of a revocable trust, the petition should contain at least some shred of evidence. Otherwise, the beneficiary runs the risk of pursuing a frivolous suit.The consequences of such can be quite…
  • Dec 12

    Common Fund Doctrine - Recovering Attorney Fees for a Beneficiary

    Common Fund Doctrine - Recovering Attorney Fees for a Beneficiary
    If a beneficiary sues a trustee and is successful, they are generally not able to recover their attorney fees from the trust. Hence, the beneficiary will have to personally bear the out-of-pocket costs. However, an exception to this rule…
  • Dec 4

    Medi-Cal Reimbursement - Douglas v. Castillo

    Medi-Cal Reimbursement - Douglas v. Castillo
    Generally speaking, when a person receives Medi-Cal services past the age of 55, upon their demise their estate is required to reimburse the state of California for such services. See Welfare & Institutions Code §14009.5. This…
Rank this Week: 751

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/
  • Dec 16

    Dr. BK and Dr. JM ...cont

    Dr. BK and Dr. JM ...cont
    CPLR 1601(1) does not address situations, such as here, where the alleged non-party tortfeasor is the State of New York which cannot be joined as a co-defendant in the Supreme Court. The prevailing view, however, is that apportionment against…
  • Dec 14

    Dr. BK and Dr. JM ...cont

    Dr. BK and Dr. JM ...cont
    Dr. JM, a board certified cardiac surgeon and professor in heart surgery at the University of Minnesota, testified regarding his training in Central America, Germany and Minnesota, his more than 120 publications on the topic of…
  • Dec 12

    Dr. BK and Dr. JM

    Dr. BK and Dr. JM
    In this action for medical malpractice and wrongful death, defendant JH. Dr. BK seeks an order, pursuant to CPLR 4401, 4404 and 5501, setting aside a jury's liability verdict in favor of plaintiff and award of damages totaling…
Rank this Week: 1701

Estate Planning Attorney Blog

Estate Planning Attorney Blog

Covers probate, estate planning, business formation and business law. By Deemer Law.

http://www.estateplanningattorney-blog.com/
  • Dec 16

    Am I required to provide insurance for my employees?

    Am I required to provide insurance for my employees?
    The Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as ObamaCare places requirements on some businesses to offer health insurance for their employees. The Affordable Care Act has become a highly debated topic and this article is not addressing the…
  • Dec 10

    Should I hire an attorney? (Part 2)

    Should I hire an attorney? (Part 2)
    In Part 1, we started exploring do-it-yourself (DIY) legal products compared to hiring an attorney.  DIY legal products can be appealing because they can be far less expensive than hiring an attorney, but it may not meet your needs. In a…
  • Dec 3

    Should I hire at attorney? (Part 1)

    Should I hire at attorney? (Part 1)
    Do-it-yourself (DIY) options have become a lot more common in the world of legal services. You can now go on-line to prepare your taxes, write your own estate plan, and open your own business, among numerous other options. While these DIY…
Rank this Week: 3046

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    Do I need a trust?

    Do I need a trust?
    As an Estate Planning and Elder Law attorney, I get asked regularly if the person really needs a trust. First, you need to know there are lots of different types of trusts. So the answer depends on your problem. A trust may be the right…
  • Dec 9

    Will vs. Trust: What’s the Difference?

    Will vs. Trust: What’s the Difference?
    Will vs. Trust: What’s the Difference? What is the difference between a “will” and a “trust”? Both are common estate planning tools, however many Ohioans do not know the differences between the two documents. A…
  • Dec 2

    Advanced Planning Trusts: Does It Make Sense For You?

    Advanced Planning Trusts: Does It Make Sense For You?
    Advanced Planning Trusts: Does It Make Sense For You? Okay, so you finally decided to look into estate planning. You researched wills and trusts, and read a lot about the differences between revocable and irrevocable trusts. But I have bad…
Rank this Week: 3040

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Dec 16

    Security in Florida Condominums: Privacy Concerns for Condo Owner

    Security in Florida Condominums: Privacy Concerns for Condo Owner
    For many Florida condo owners, one of the reasons they have chosen to live in a condominium community instead of a single family home is because of a feeling of greater security being provided there. There is a safety in numbers, of course.…
  • Dec 9

    When Can a Florida Condo Board Authorize and Direct Entry Into Your Condo Unit?

    When Can a Florida Condo Board Authorize and Direct Entry Into Your Condo Unit?
    Florida condominium life is truly its own cultural lifestyle. People move here from all over the nation and all over the world to enjoy our sunsets, our beaches, our unique Florida communities and things to do. Many choose to live in one of…
  • Dec 2

    What Can a Florida Condo Owner Do About an Annoying or Irritating Condo Neighbor?

    What Can a Florida Condo Owner Do About an Annoying or Irritating Condo Neighbor?
    You live in a beautiful South Florida condominium. Every morning, you can watch the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean from your balcony. In the evening, you can walk along the beach. There’s no yard to mow, no snow to shovel. The Florida…
Rank this Week: 1794

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • Dec 16

    How an LLC Works: An Illustration

    How an LLC Works: An Illustration
    One of the first decisions an entrepreneur must make after deciding to start a business is how the business should be structured. There are a number of options, from C Corporation to S Corporation, to various types of partnerships. But by…
  • Dec 4

    Choosing a Health Care Agent Under a Power of Attorney

    Choosing a Health Care Agent Under a Power of Attorney
    A power of attorney is a written agreement that authorizes a trusted individual to make decisions on your behalf and in your best interests. That person, or agent is tasked with carrying out your wishes, often times when you are unable to…
  • Nov 6

    Top Six Reasons To Have an LLC Operating Agreement

    Top Six Reasons To Have an LLC Operating Agreement
    For many new business owners, one of the first questions they need to tackle is what type of business entity to form. From multiples types of corporations and partnerships (or sole proprietorships for individuals) to limited liability…
Rank this Week: 2924

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Covers estate planning and real estate law.

http://www.sslawoffices.com/category/all-posts/
  • Dec 16

    Detail oriented, meticulous and down to earth…

    Detail oriented, meticulous and down to earth…
    Simmons & Schiavo, LLP and Marco, specifically, have handled estate planning matters for several of my family members. I cannot say enough positive things about him. He is detail oriented, meticulous and down to earth. He takes the time…
  • Dec 10

    Thinking of retiring abroad? Know the rules first

    Thinking of retiring abroad? Know the rules first
    The idea of retiring on a beach in Central America or in a quaint village in Europe might seem idyllic. But before you think seriously about retiring in another country, be sure you know all the tax and estate planning rules. A lot of people…
  • Dec 3

    One-third of existing home sales are now in cash

    One-third of existing home sales are now in cash
    Some 33% of sales of existing homes (as opposed to brand-new homes) are now cash-only deals, according to a survey by the National Association of Realtors. The number of sales in which the buyer doesn’t take out a mortgage began to…
Rank this Week: 4367

Sykes Elder Blawg

Sykes Elder Blawg

Covers medicaid planning, special needs trusts and estate planning topics for Pennsylvania seniors and their families. By Andrew G. Sykes.

http://www.elderlawofpgh.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    News reports warn of overuse of antipsychotic drugs among nursing home patient

    News reports warn of overuse of antipsychotic drugs among nursing home patient
    Two news reports this week by Ina Jaffe of NPR News warn of the overuse and dangers of antipsychotic drugs among nursing home patients. Federal law forbids “chemical restraint” of patients. NPR’s reports show the…
  • Dec 8

    How will Pennsylvania’s new POA statute affect you?

    How will Pennsylvania’s new POA statute affect you?
    As we reported previously, Pennsylvania has adopted changes to its power of attorney law. Some changes have already gone into effect and others will take effect January 1, 2015. Here are some thoughts on how the new law may affect you,…
  • Dec 2

    New PA power of attorney statute brings changes now, and in 2015

    New PA power of attorney statute brings changes now, and in 2015
    Pennsylvania has adopted the most sweeping changes to its power of attorney statute since 1999. The new law, signed into law in July, made some changes that took effect immediately and others that will take effect January 1, 2015. Changes…
Rank this Week: 1140

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

Covers corporate trustees, compensation disputes, contested guardianship proceedings, creditors' claims, homestead litigation, will construction litigation, and trust and estates litigation. By Juan C. Antunez.

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 285

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    United States Supreme Court Hears Pregnancy Discrimination Case

    United States Supreme Court Hears Pregnancy Discrimination Case
    On Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States heard the case of Young v. UPS. The outcome could have wide-ranging effects. The decision, which is not expected until mid-2015, will determine whether employers are required…
  • Dec 15

    How to Get the Most out of Your Year-End Gift and Estate Tax Planning

    How to Get the Most out of Your Year-End Gift and Estate Tax Planning
    The end of each year inevitably brings a flurry of activity for everyone. But in the midst of the hustle and bustle, don’t forget to take advantage of the current tax breaks offered under estate and gift planning laws. If you miss these…
  • Dec 2

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part Three: After Termination

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part Three: After Termination
    Some employers may be tempted to believe there is nothing left to do after the often emotional or awkward termination process is complete. There are, however, important actions the prudent employer should consider taking to further minimize…
Rank this Week: 3464

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    Durable Powers of Attorney: What Are the Advantages?

    Durable Powers of Attorney: What Are the Advantages?
    There is more to estate planning than simply executing a Last Will or a Trust to arrange for the transfer of your financial assets. You must also think about the possibility of incapacity, and this can be addressed through the execution of…
  • Dec 14

    In Memoriam

    In Memoriam
    Charlotte Bacon, 6 Daniel Barden, 7 Rachel Davino, 29 Olivia Engel, 6 Josephine Gay, 7 Ana Marquez-Greene, 6 Dylan Hockley, 6 Dawn Hochsprung, 47 Madeleine Hsu, 6 Catherine Hubbard, 6 Chase Kowalski, 7 Jesse Lewis, 6 James Mattioli, 6 Grace…
  • Dec 11

    Estate Planning For Your Gun Collection – Common Questions About Gun Trust

    Estate Planning For Your Gun Collection – Common Questions About Gun Trust
    For Ohio gun collectors, your estate plan will need to specifically address how you want to pass on your collection. In some instances, you may want to create a gun trust in order to more easily pass on certain firearms. Let’s look at a…
Rank this Week: 3087

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
  • Dec 16

    Helping Families Today, Tomorrow & for the Future Generations – Part 2

    Helping Families Today, Tomorrow & for the Future Generations – Part 2
    Part 1 of Anne’s post focused on the 5 strategies of an effective healthcare directive. This week’s post shares insights regarding the selection of healthcare agent(s). Well-written healthcare directives require more than checking…
  • Dec 14

    In the News – The Estate of James Brown

    In the News – The Estate of James Brown
    It will be the 8th anniversary of James Brown’s death on Christmas of this year and yet his estate still has not been administered according to his wishes in his Will. As we have witnessed […]In the News – The Estate of…
  • Dec 10

    Helping Families Today, Tomorrow & for the Future Generations – Part 1

    Helping Families Today, Tomorrow & for the Future Generations – Part 1
    As trusted advisors, attorneys and financial advisors, you are uniquely poised to coach individuals and families on the merits of preparing thoughtfully for end-of-life decisions. Most likely, posing questions regarding a client’s…
Rank this Week: 2042

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/
  • Dec 16

    Avoiding retirement planning pitfall

    Avoiding retirement planning pitfall
    Although most people are aware of how important it is to plan for retirement, it is easy to fall into retirement planning pitfalls that have significant consequences down the line. One of the most common pitfalls is money itself. Many people…
  • Dec 12

    Seniors and their families should apply good judgment in considering nursing home placement service

    Seniors and their families should apply good judgment in considering nursing home placement service
    Nursing home placement services, which offer to help find the perfect housing for seniors, are a growing trend in elder care. These services are offered for no charge, and they claim to demystify the world of elder care facilities. However,…
  • Nov 28

    Aid and Attendance benefit can help veterans who need long-term care

    Aid and Attendance benefit can help veterans who need long-term care
    Veterans who need long-term care services like in-home care or residence in a nursing home can receive financial assistance through the Veterans Administration (VA) pension benefit Aid and Attendance. This often-overlooked benefit provides…
Rank this Week: 2869

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

Covers Pennsylvania and national elder law and estate planning issues. By Jeffrey A. Marshall.

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1907

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    What Will Happen to Your Property If You Die without A Will or Trust in South Carolina?

    What Will Happen to Your Property If You Die without A Will or Trust in South Carolina?
    You have probably been told how important it is to create an estate plan, or at least to execute a Last Will and Testament. If, despite being told how important it is, you have yet to create and estate plan it may be because you don’t…
  • Dec 11

    Updating Your Estate Plan – Why the End of the Year Is the Perfect Time

    Updating Your Estate Plan – Why the End of the Year Is the Perfect Time
    Do you already have a comprehensive estate plan in place? If so, you are in a better position than the majority of adults in the United States. That does not, however, mean you should get complacent. On the contrary, the success of your…
  • Dec 9

    What Is Guardianship/Conservatorship in South Carolina?

    What Is Guardianship/Conservatorship in South Carolina?
    At some point in your life you may be faced with the difficult decision to pursue guardianship/conservatorship in South Carolina over a family member or loved one. Like most people, you may struggle with the decision; however, failing to…
Rank this Week: 1518

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Dec 16

    Voice of the Woman: Ray’s Story

    Voice of the Woman: Ray’s Story
    Ray’s Story When I was young my grandparents built a successful farm. They owned 5+ quarters of land and a beautiful herd of Hereford cattle. They built this while raising 11 children. Business was always handled by the husband. Grandma…
  • Dec 11

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

    What Is the Difference Between a General and a Limited Power of Attorney?
    A power of attorney is a legally binding device, and these documents are used for various different purposes in the legal field. If you execute a power of attorney, you are referred to as the principal or grantor. You name an agent or…
  • Dec 9

    Voice of the Woman: Changes at German Law Group

    Voice of the Woman: Changes at German Law Group
    EVERY WOMAN HAS A VOICE, AND WE HEAR THEM! You may have heard through the grapevine that we’ve changed our focus. 2015 will be The Year of the Woman at German Law Group. We are going to be launching a program in 2015 placing focus on…
Rank this Week: 3470

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/
  • Dec 15

    Does the State Take My Assets If I Apply for the Medi-Cal Program?

    Does the State Take My Assets If I Apply for the Medi-Cal Program?
    Medi-Cal is California’s version of the Medicaid program that provides health care insurance for people with very limited financial resources. If you are going to qualify for Medicare when you reach the age of 65, and you will be…
  • Dec 10

    When Will I Receive Social Security?

    When Will I Receive Social Security?
    There is a lot to take into consideration if you are preparing for your retirement years. You should understand what to expect from government benefits, and what you cannot expect. With this in mind, we will look at Social Security in this…
  • Dec 8

    How Do You Fund a Living Trust?

    How Do You Fund a Living Trust?
    If you take the right steps, you can secure your own financial future as you simultaneously craft a suitable legacy to leave behind to your loved ones. There are various different legal devices that you can use to facilitate future asset…
Rank this Week: 1516

Palm Springs Estate Planning…

Palm Springs Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.palmspringsestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 15

    Palm Desert Estate Planning Attorney Discusses the A/B Trust

    Palm Desert Estate Planning Attorney Discusses the A/B Trust
    We have previously discussed the importance of keeping your estate plan up-to-date. It's a good rule of thumb to have an experienced estate planning attorney review your documents at least every five years. Out dated documents may have…
  • Apr 8

    401(k) Beneficiary Problems for Palm Springs Resident

    401(k) Beneficiary Problems for Palm Springs Resident
    As Palm Desert estate planning attorneys, we frequently see clients with beneficiary designation issues. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal highlights this integral part of estate planning. A Will or Trust is very important but will…
  • Mar 10

    Estate Planning Lessons from the Rich and Famou

    Estate Planning Lessons from the Rich and Famou
    Some celebrity estates are embroiled in the media and legal battles while others remain private and relatively peaceful. Here are some lessons learned from the estates of the rich and famous. Fund Your Revocable Trust Recently deceased Paul…
Rank this Week: 4962

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/
  • Dec 15

    Testimony Guidelines for the NPS Expert

    Testimony Guidelines for the NPS Expert
    In August, litigants to the NPS civil trial were required to file expert opinion reports with the court.  Initially, there were essentially 8 defendant banks, and most had retained one or more experts to testify at trial.  As a…
  • Dec 9

    A Legacy of Disgrace: the NPS Management Team

    A Legacy of Disgrace: the NPS Management Team
    Randall K. Sutton, former President and CEO of National Prearranged Services, died in prison on December 8th.    Accordingly to pleadings filed in the NPS criminal and civil lawsuits, Mr. Sutton played a central role in the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1693

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/
  • Dec 15

    BYOD Language – Smartphones, Tablets and the Workplace

    BYOD Language – Smartphones, Tablets and the Workplace
    The holidays are coming up and your employees may be getting that coveted new tablet, smartphone, or other mobile device from their Christmas list. Employees increasingly wish to use their own devices, whether it be to use their preferred…
  • Dec 5

    Wills for Heroes Poised to Serve Their 1000th Hero

    Wills for Heroes Poised to Serve Their 1000th Hero
    On December 6, 2014, the Lancaster County Bar Association will hold another Wills for Heroes event.  The Wills for Heroes program provides estate planning documents to first responders and their spouses.  The program started after…
  • Oct 27

    Say 'Ello' to Public Benefit Corporation

    Say 'Ello' to Public Benefit Corporation
    On October 23, 2014, Ello, the burgeoning social network, announced that it converted to a Public Benefit Corporation. Ello describes itself as “a simple, beautiful, and ad-free social network created by a small group of artists and…
Rank this Week: 962

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/
  • Dec 15

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

    Do I Need An Attorney To Make A Will On Long Island?
    Could Doing Your Own Will Cost Your Beneficiaries? If you look up estate planning online, you can find almost countless resources on all of the ways that you can write your own will in order to save yourself some legal fees. The parties…
  • Dec 5

    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 Payments 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,…
  • Nov 17

    How to Win a Will Contest in Long Island

    How to Win a Will Contest in Long Island
    What to do When Something is Wrong With the Will Losing a loved one can be emotionally devastating no matter who you are. Unfortunately, many times the sadness that comes with having a loved one die quickly turns to anger, when it is…
Rank this Week: 2132

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Dec 15

    Mommy Dearest…Can She Disinherit Me Under California Law?

    Mommy Dearest…Can She Disinherit Me Under California Law?
    Can your mom or dad disinherit you under California law?  Do they have to notify you if they change their Trust or Will provisions?  Do you really have to be nice to your parents?  In this video, Keith Davidson describes the…
  • Dec 11

    Time to Account: How do you get a California Trust accounting? And what should it look like?

    Time to Account: How do you get a California Trust accounting? And what should it look like?
    Trustees are required to account for their actions, and yet it can be difficult to obtain a proper Trust accounting when one is desired.   Even if you do get a Trust accounting, what should it look like and how do you know you got a…
  • Dec 2

    California Trustee: It’s Time to Go!

    California Trustee: It’s Time to Go!
    In this video, Stewart R. Albertson describes some of the bases you can use to remove a Trustee from a California Trust.  Not always an easy thing to do, but it can be made easier if you know the legal basis you need to reference for…
Rank this Week: 1898