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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Apr 1

    Investment Decisions With an Inheritance Focu

    Investment Decisions With an Inheritance Focu
    Due to the economic downturn still being fresh in the minds of many older investors, many have focused on low risk investing strategies like a certificate of deposits (CD). However, the low risk advantage of CDs can be offset by...
  • Apr 1

    Description of Death Tax Repeal Act

    Description of Death Tax Repeal Act
    As I have previously discussed, last week the House Ways and Means Committee approved a bill designed to repeal the U.S. estate tax. The description of the of H.R. 1105, the "Death Tax Repeal Act Of 2015," provided by the...
  • Apr 1

    Estate Planner Accused of Deceiving Family After Losing Will

    Estate Planner Accused of Deceiving Family After Losing Will
    An estate planning lawyer in New York has plead not guilty to charges of possessing a forged instrument and offering a false instrument for filing. The lawyer is accused lying to the family of his late client after he could...
Rank this Week: 53

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
  • Apr 1

    Wacky Wednesday: Wills That Make You Go “Hmmm…”- Harry Houdini

    Wacky Wednesday: Wills That Make You Go “Hmmm…”- Harry Houdini
    NB: This post is part of a series highlighting wills that contain some interesting, and sometimes bizarre, bequests and stipulations. You can see all these posts here. Have you ever gotten a psychic reading? According to a 2005 Gallup Poll,26…
  • Mar 18

    What is the Difference between a First-Party Special Needs Trust and a Third-Party Special Needs Trust

    What is the Difference between a First-Party Special Needs Trust and a Third-Party Special Needs Trust
    I received an email this week from someone who had a special needs trust for a sibling. She wondered if her sibling could put some of his own assets into a special needs trust that a family member created for him. Special needs trusts are not…
  • Mar 11

    Who May File an Application to Determine Heirship in Texas?

    Who May File an Application to Determine Heirship in Texas?
    When an individual dies without a Will, a procedure called a Determination of Heirship proceeding can be filed establish the deceased individual’s rightful heirs. An application to determine heirship may be filed by any of the following…
Rank this Week: 3645

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/
  • Apr 1

    Post-Divorce Financial & Estate Planning - Now What?

    Post-Divorce Financial & Estate Planning - Now What?
    Your estate planning attorney will take you through a discussion of your options.
  • Mar 31

    No "Entitlement" Retirement Planning

    No "Entitlement" Retirement Planning
    I have never seen the Netflix series "House of Cards," but I understand Kevin Spacey plays yet another interesting character. I mean, can you really get a better (or a more complex) character than "Verbal/Keyser Soze" in…
  • Mar 30

    Where There is a Will There is a Way?

    Where There is a Will There is a Way?
    You cannot swing a dead cat these days without hitting a story reminding you to plan for retirement. Indeed, that is important.
Rank this Week: 1622

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
  • Apr 1

    Trust Property for Cats Sold to Pay for Settlor’s Care

    Trust Property for Cats Sold to Pay for Settlor’s Care
    What if the dead hand is still living? A recent trust case prompts the macabre metaphor. In Siegel v Fife (Feb. 26, 2015, B253746) 2015 Cal App Lexis 180, Settlor created a revocable trust in 2005. The trust included a specific gift of a…
  • Mar 30

    Post-Dispute Adoption of Arbitration Bylaw Fail

    Post-Dispute Adoption of Arbitration Bylaw Fail
    The following is a guest blog post by Richard G. Burt. Mr. Burt provides legal services to new and established businesses, including forming business entities, negotiating and drafting agreements, and advising clients on business law issues.…
  • Mar 25

    To Tweet or Not to Tweet?

    To Tweet or Not to Tweet?
    As more attorneys are dipping their toes into the social media waters to network through LinkedIn and reach potential clients through Facebook, many are wondering whether they should also be using Twitter. There are definitely benefits…
Rank this Week: 3490

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 1

    Daily Exercise Promotes Mobility and Wards Off Dementia

    Daily Exercise Promotes Mobility and Wards Off Dementia
    Confirming what experts have suspected for a while now, a new scientific study by the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago finds that daily exercise has a profound limiting effect on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. As an added…
  • Mar 25

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

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

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

    Who Takes Care of You If You Don’t Have Kids?
    When it comes to growing older, there is one great insurance plan that you simply can’t buy from an agent: your children. View image | gettyimages.com Family members provide the majority of senior care in this country. They do it…
Rank this Week: 4891

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
  • Apr 1

    Plan Ahead To Prevent Checks Being Held

    Plan Ahead To Prevent Checks Being Held
    If you have a utility or other recurring bill in the name of someone who has died, you may want to change the name on the account quickly. Some people just leave the name of the deceased on the bill and keep paying it. In an article on…
  • Mar 25

    Medicare Nursing Home Grading System Altered

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

    Why People Avoid Estate Planning

    Why People Avoid Estate Planning
    There are several reasons why people put off estate planning. View image | gettyimages.com A story on huffingtonpost.com listed a few of them. They include: People think they don’t have the time. The author says this is just an excuse.…
Rank this Week: 1241

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Apr 1

    How To Plan For The Home The Right Way

    How To Plan For The Home The Right Way
    This week I’m sharing a blog on Medicaid from Dave Zumpano, who focuses in Medicaid planning. I’ll be sharing Medicaid blogs from Dave Zumpano monthly in this space. Now, here’s Dave’s blog: Blog Author: David J.…
  • Mar 30

    11 Ways To Identify Your Ideal Client

    11 Ways To Identify Your Ideal Client
    Spring cleaning is, to no one’s surprise who knows me at all, one of my favorite times of the year. I’m a minimalist at heart, so the thought of purging the old and no longer needed/wanted items in my own home as well as in my…
  • Mar 27

    Getting Your Sales Team Tournament Ready

    Getting Your Sales Team Tournament Ready
    It’s basketball time in Kentucky!  The March mess of snow and ugly weather has been replaced with the spreading March Madness mindset that sweeps across our state each spring. Seemingly sane people who catch the fever show symptoms…
Rank this Week: 1041

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 1

    How is Divorce Mediation Different from Traditional Divorce Litigation?

    How is Divorce Mediation Different from Traditional Divorce Litigation?
    The courts of this country should not be the places where resolution of disputes begins. They should be the places where the disputes end after alternative methods of resolving disputes have been considered and tried. —Sandra Day…
  • Mar 10

    Nashville, and the Tale of the Invalid Will

    Nashville, and the Tale of the Invalid Will
    One of our guilty pleasures is ABC’s soapy drama Nashville, which follows the trials and tribulations of the country music industry. On the recent episode “I’m Lost Between Right or Wrong”, singer Deacon Clayborne,…
  • Mar 5

    Estate Planning and Financial Loose Ends After Divorce

    Estate Planning and Financial Loose Ends After Divorce
    Following the emotional and financial turmoil of a divorce, people are understandably focused on their own well-being, helping their children through the transition, and moving on to the next chapter of their lives. This can lead to their…
Rank this Week: 2940

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Apr 1

    Using a Personal Property Memorandum in Your Estate Plan

    Using a Personal Property Memorandum in Your Estate Plan
    For many people, the personal items that are passed down in an estate plan are as important as the cash, real property, and investment accounts. Family heirlooms, for example, can have more sentimental value to you than your bank account. If…
  • Mar 31

    Texas History – Do You Know Who Was the First Texan Appointed Secretary to the Navy?

    Texas History – Do You Know Who Was the First Texan Appointed Secretary to the Navy?
    At Lyndon Johnson’s request, President John Kennedy named John Connally Secretary of the Navy in 1961. Connally resigned eleven months later to run for the Texas governorship. Connally fought hard to protect the Navy’s role in the…
  • Mar 25

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice. Bob Marley
Rank this Week: 3525

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/
  • Apr 1

    $99 Wills – Are They Worth It?

    $99 Wills – Are They Worth It?
    In April of last year, Suzana Popovic-Montag wrote a blog about Axess Law (“Axess”), which opened up shop providing legal services, including will drafting, in three Greater Toronto Area Walmart stores. Since then, Axess has…
  • Mar 31

    Inheritance Tax Debates Continue

    Inheritance Tax Debates Continue
    President Obama has recently revealed plans to increase inheritance taxes payable by Americans with high-value estates.  His proposal increases the tax rate applied to estates of sizes greater than $5,430,000.00 from 40% to 68% of the…
  • Mar 30

    Hull on Estates #411 – Capacity assessments under the Substitute Decisions Act

    Hull on Estates #411 – Capacity assessments under the Substitute Decisions Act
    Listen to Hull on Estates #411 – Capacity assessments under the Substitute Decisions Act This week on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Doreen So discuss the 411 on Saunders v. Vautier and the jurisdiction of the Court to order a…
Rank this Week: 651

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Mar 31

    When Does a Power of Attorney Become Effective?

    When Does a Power of Attorney Become Effective?
    A power of attorney (poa) is a document that most people have a general understanding of, but you may wonder why a POA would be relevant when you are planning your estate. A comprehensive estate plan will go beyond asset transfer…
  • Mar 29

    Medi-Cal Planning: When Is it Too Late?

    Medi-Cal Planning: When Is it Too Late?
    They say that aging is not always easy, and there are certainly some serious things to take into consideration when you are looking ahead toward your elder years. Most of the senior citizens in the United States will eventually need help with…
  • Mar 27

    Is There a Medi-cal Asset Limit in Northern California

    Is There a Medi-cal Asset Limit in Northern California
    Is There a Medi-cal Asset Limit in Northern California from Timothy Murphy This is a health insurance program that is jointly administered by the federal government along with each state government. Learn more about medi-cal asset limit in…
Rank this Week: 3526

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

Covers probate news, procedures and resources. By Philip M. Bernstein.

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Mar 31

    Cubs Star Ernie Banks Will Leaving Estate To Caregiver Ruled Valid

    Cubs Star Ernie Banks Will Leaving Estate To Caregiver Ruled Valid
    The Star Tribune has reported today that Ernie Banks, all star shortstop of the Chicago Cubs who died January 23rd at the age of 83 has left his estate to his caregiver Regina Rice. Banks made his will last October and the witnesses reported…
  • Mar 2

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case
    The Estate of Robyn Lewis reported in the Watertown Daily Times  presents a state of facts perfect for a bar examination question.  When Robyn Lewis and her husband James Simmons divorced in Texas in 1966, Robyn retained ownership…
  • Mar 2

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case
    The Estate of Robyn Lewis reported in the Watertown Daily News presents a state of facts perfect for a bar examination question.  When Robyn Lewis and her husband James Simmons divorced in Texas in 1966, Robyn retained ownership of a…
Rank this Week: 275

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Mar 31

    petitioner Seeks Interpretation of Tax Clause in Will

    petitioner Seeks Interpretation of Tax Clause in Will
    The executors have requested construction of several provisions of Mrs. VK’s will admitted to probate in 1969. IProbate Lawyers said the principal problem concerns the meaning of the tax clause. Since the bulk of the estate consists of…
  • Mar 30

    Petitioner Alleges Decedent's Guardian Failed to File Certain Report

    Petitioner Alleges Decedent's Guardian Failed to File Certain Report
    A Probate Lawyer said that, in a probate proceeding in which the administrator, in effect, petitioned pursuant to SCPA 1809 to determine the validity of certain claims against the estate of the decedent, also known as the petitioner appeals…
  • Mar 29

    Testatrix Intended to Donate Entire Estate to Charity

    Testatrix Intended to Donate Entire Estate to Charity
    A Probate Lawyer said that, this is an appeal from an order of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court in the Second Judicial Department (229 App. Div. 809, 242 N. Y. S. 621), entered May 22, 1930, modifying and affirming as modified a…
Rank this Week: 3980

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    OVDP can correct FBAR disclosure problem

    OVDP can correct FBAR disclosure problem
    In the past, having an interest in or signature authority over a foreign financial account did not attract the level of attention and scrutiny that it does today. This is because in the past foreign banking secrecy laws prevented even the…
  • Mar 13

    What are the top signs a criminal tax investigation is forthcoming?

    What are the top signs a criminal tax investigation is forthcoming?
    While many people think that a criminal tax situation is something that cannot happen to them unless they had the intent to defraud the government, the truth is that criminal tax charges can be triggered by even a slight misstep. Mistakes on…
  • Mar 12

    More than 100 International Agreements Mean the Risk of Undisclosed Foreign Account Detection is Higher Than Ever

    More than 100 International Agreements Mean the Risk of Undisclosed Foreign Account Detection is Higher Than Ever
    At one point, banking secrecy laws in traditional tax havens were considered to provide ample protections in concealing the identity of the account holder. Wealthy individuals, companies, partnerships and a variety of other entities utilized…
Rank this Week: 2427

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

Covers probate, elder law and litigation topics. By Kenneth Vercammen.

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1795

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

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

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
  • Mar 31

    Idaho Estate Planning - Consider a Pre-Estate Sale

    Idaho Estate Planning - Consider a Pre-Estate Sale
    Liquidating a relative’s estate is one of the most personal ordeals, yet it is becoming increasingly common, people in the industry say. As the population ages, the estate sale business is booming.
  • Mar 30

    Idaho Elder Law - Just What is Elder Law?

    Idaho Elder Law - Just What is Elder Law?
    Elder law is a general term that describes the laws and regulations that affect older men and women. This term can relate to the proper care and guardianship of an older person who requires medical attention and can no longer function without…
  • Mar 27

    Idaho Elder Law - Veterans Benefits Planning

    Idaho Elder Law - Veterans Benefits Planning
    A veteran must first meet certain wartime service and discharge requirements before being considered for any type of pension benefit. Additionally, a surviving spouse must meet certain marriage requirements to the qualified veteran.
Rank this Week: 1079

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 31

    Upcoming Client Education Event: Issues That May Impact Your Estate Plan

    Upcoming Client Education Event: Issues That May Impact Your Estate Plan
    Reinforce Peace of Mind by Guarding Against Issues That May Impact Your Family’s Estate Plan This is a FREE event! Topics we’ll cover include: Why It’s Critical to Take Advantage of Our Complimentary Annual Reviews of Your…
  • Mar 26

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

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

    Reviewing Your Digital Asset

    Reviewing Your Digital Asset
    Now that the holidays are over and the new year has begun, you might have already started using your new digital assets. If you received a new cell phone, computer, tablet, or any other piece of communications or digital technology, you might…
Rank this Week: 3191

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Mar 31

    Questions To Ask Before Buying a 55+ Condominium in Florida

    Questions To Ask Before Buying a 55+ Condominium in Florida
    Retiring in South Florida is the dream for many Americans, and for those who do retire here in the MiamiDade – Broward – Palm Beach counties area, that often means moving into a beautiful condominium with beach access or ocean…
  • Mar 24

    When Is a Florida Real Estate Agent or Broker Guilty of the Unauthorized Practice of Law?

    When Is a Florida Real Estate Agent or Broker Guilty of the Unauthorized Practice of Law?
    Buying or selling a home or condo here in South Florida involves lots of paperwork, much of it legal documents like contracts with the real estate agent or broker (listing agreements); as well as sales contracts; real estate deeds; title…
  • Mar 17

    Facing Foreclosure in Florida? Getting Deposition Testimony of the Bank Is Critical to You

    Facing Foreclosure in Florida? Getting Deposition Testimony of the Bank Is Critical to You
    Here in Florida, foreclosure proceedings are still being filed and there are lots of real estate owners that are going through the stress of defending against a bank foreclosure action. Sadly, many of these Florida home owners have walked…
Rank this Week: 448

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • Mar 31

    Can I Get a Power of Attorney from Staples or Office Depot?

    Can I Get a Power of Attorney from Staples or Office Depot?
    Almost everyone needs a power of attorney at some point in their life. If you are at that point you may be tempted to take the seemingly easy route by purchasing your power of attorney from Staples or Office Depot and just filling in the…
  • Mar 23

    Should I Drop My Health Insurance When I Apply for Medicaid?

    Should I Drop My Health Insurance When I Apply for Medicaid?
    You may have gone your entire life without ever needing to apply for Medicaid and now suddenly find yourself faced with the need for Medicaid benefits. Typically, this occurs to older individuals who are in need of long-term care. Because you…
  • Mar 17

    What Is a Self-Proving Will?

    What Is a Self-Proving Will?
    For most people, a Last Will and Testament serves as the foundation of their comprehensive estate plan. For some, a Will is their entire estate plan. Whether your Will is simply the starting point for your estate plan or is both the starting…
Rank this Week: 3575

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • Mar 31

    Tax Court: Arabian Horse Farm Run For Profit, Still Owes Penaltie

    Tax Court: Arabian Horse Farm Run For Profit, Still Owes Penaltie
    On March 23, Judge Mark V. Holmes of the U.S. Tax Court ruled that Henry and Christie Metz, owners of Silver Maple Farm (SMF), satisfied all the requisite characteristics of business-owners who intended to earn profit from their venture. The…
  • Mar 26

    IRS Drops Penalty Against Marijuana Company For Not Filing Electronically

    IRS Drops Penalty Against Marijuana Company For Not Filing Electronically
    In a settlement reached with the Internal Revenue Service, a Colorado medical marijuana dispensary will not have to pay a penalty for failing to pay certain taxes electronically. The dispensary, Allgreens LLC, failed to pay employee…
  • Mar 5

    IRS Declines to Further Define “Willful” vs. “Non-Willful”

    IRS Declines to Further Define “Willful” vs. “Non-Willful”
    During a February 24 webcast hosted by the American Bar Association, an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official declined to provide further definition on “willful” versus “non-willful” behavior for taxpayers hoping to…
Rank this Week: 1363

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Mar 31

    Care Management for Your Aging Parent

    Care Management for Your Aging Parent
    Often, the responsibility of caring for aging parents falls on the adult children. Many times, only one sibling accepts the responsibility, even though there are other siblings in the family. As the parent’s health further declines, the…
  • Mar 24

    10 Easy Ways to Help Protect Your Aging Parent

    10 Easy Ways to Help Protect Your Aging Parent
    Many adult children feel helpless as their parents age. Caring for an elderly parent can be both time-consuming and expensive. However, there are a few simple and cheap things that people can do to keep aging parents safe. 1. Keep floors and…
  • Mar 17

    5 Steps to Finding Happiness in Retirement

    5 Steps to Finding Happiness in Retirement
    Retirement is a major step in life. You switch from a life of routine to doing whatever you want, while depending only on yourself. Fortunately, the right moves can make this time liberating rather than scary. Here are five steps to finding…
Rank this Week: 2086

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Mar 31

    Durable Power of Attorney: What You Need to Know

    Durable Power of Attorney: What You Need to Know
    You have likely heard of durable powers of attorneys; maybe your estate planning lawyer has encouraged you to consider the importance of these important legal documents or maybe you’ve witnessed a close friend’s family…
  • Mar 26

    Estate Planning Lesson from Hollywood: Pet Trust

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

    PreNuptials and Estate Planning

    PreNuptials and Estate Planning
    Many assume prenuptial agreements that brides or grooms sign has to do with the immediate assets one or the other owns, but more often, families are insisting their daughter or son protect the family business prior to a walk down the aisle.…
Rank this Week: 1779

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Mar 31

    Is There a North Dakota State Estate Tax?

    Is There a North Dakota State Estate Tax?
    Sometimes it can feel as though you are being taxed from every direction. These taxes hound you throughout your life, and you would think that this would be enough to satisfy the taxman. However, there are estate taxes that can enter the…
  • Mar 30

    What is a Minnesota Supplemental Needs Trust?

    What is a Minnesota Supplemental Needs Trust?
    What Is a Minnesota Supplemental Needs Trust from Raymond German If you act without knowledge of all of the facts, you could make mistakes that negatively impact the people on your inheritance list. Learn more about Minnesota supplemental…
  • Mar 27

    Free Report: Why Would I Want a Revocable Living Trust in North Dakota

    Free Report: Why Would I Want a Revocable Living Trust in North Dakota
    You may assume that trusts are only of value to people who are extremely wealthy. While it is true that wealthy people do use certain types of trusts, there is a trust “for the rest of us” called a revocable living trust. Topics…
Rank this Week: 3532

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch…

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplan.com/blog
  • Mar 31

    The ‘Two and a Half Men’ Finale and Presumption of Death Probate

    The ‘Two and a Half Men’ Finale and Presumption of Death Probate
    I finally got around to watching the ‘Two and a Half Men’ series finale on CBS recently. After 12 seasons, it was time to write its obituary. Surprisingly enough, I actually found the finale to be moderately entertaining. Perhaps…
  • Mar 19

    Guest Blog: Things That Need to be Done When a Business Owner Die

    Guest Blog: Things That Need to be Done When a Business Owner Die
    Today’s post is a guest blog written by Robert Deprez — Managing Director and Founder of Deprez Leadership in Chicago, which provides leadership transition advisory and interim CEO services to middle market companies. For…
  • Mar 12

    Pets as Property: Testamentary Freedom vs. Public Policy

    Pets as Property: Testamentary Freedom vs. Public Policy
    Some people consider, and treat, pets as their children. We love our furry friends and care for their well-being. Pets can, and often should be, part of an estate plan (Illinois even allows for pet trusts — a topic for a future blog).…
Rank this Week: 3400

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Mar 31

    Can a Mediator Take Sides?

    Can a Mediator Take Sides?
    The civil court system in the United States is intended to be a way for parties with a dispute to settle the dispute. Ideally, the issues are settled without the need for a trial through negotiations between the parties; however, when a trial…
  • Mar 26

    What Is an Executor?

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

    What Are the Grounds for Divorce in South Carolina?

    What Are the Grounds for Divorce in South Carolina?
    If you have made the difficult decision to end your marriage and you are a resident of the State of South Carolina you will need to decide on what grounds you plan to petition for divorce. Although many states allow a couple to obtain a…
Rank this Week: 3524

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • Mar 31

    What Are the Disadvantages of a Power of Attorney?

    What Are the Disadvantages of a Power of Attorney?
    Your estate plan is going to address the things that will take place after your passing, but you should think holistically. End-of-life issues also enter the picture, and you should prepare for these eventualities in advance. People often…
  • Mar 26

    What Qualities Should I Look for in an Executor?

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

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

    Elder Care FAQS: How Common is Alzheimer’s Disease?
    Elder care law firms help people who are serious about preparing for the eventualities of aging. Pragmatism is key, and you have to confront some circumstances that can be quite challenging if you want to be optimally prepared.…
Rank this Week: 1921

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

Covers Florida real estate law, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, estate planning and family law.

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Mar 30

    New Obama Executive Order Regarding Student Loan Discharge

    New Obama Executive Order Regarding Student Loan Discharge
    Though traditionally, student loans have not been dis-chargeable in bankruptcy, that may soon change. On March 10th, 2015, President Barack Obama signed an executive action that may make it easier to erase student debt for those who file…
  • Mar 17

    David Cassidy Bankruptcy Case

    David Cassidy Bankruptcy Case
    It looks as if one time heartthrob David Cassidy has fallen on hard times. The 70s television star who has sold over 30 million records, has filed for bankruptcy in a federal court in Fort Lauderdale. He states that he … Continue…
  • Mar 3

    Radio Shack Bankruptcy Case

    Radio Shack Bankruptcy Case
    After 94 years, what was once a staple of radio and stereo aficionados has filed for bankruptcy. Though they had managed to stay in business for many years more than expected, the company will be doing a massive restructuring and ……
Rank this Week: 3531

Nevada Trust Reporter

Nevada Trust Reporter

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

http://blog.trustprovident.com/
  • Mar 30

    What to Do With Your Old 401(k)

    What to Do With Your Old 401(k)
    Source: Samantha Sharf, Forbes Of course as a 20 or 30-something, you might figure you’ve got decades to get your act together and organize all your accounts. But putting off this chore can cost you big time. In fact, if ……
  • Mar 27

    Wear Yellow for Seth

    Wear Yellow for Seth
    Word has been spreading fast about five-year-old Seth Lane who suffers from severe combined immunodeficiency disorder (SCID). Seth and his family decided to start a viral campaign urging people to wear yellow, Seth’s…
  • Mar 25

    Planning to Work in Retirement Isn’t Really a Plan

    Planning to Work in Retirement Isn’t Really a Plan
    Source: Nancy Anderson, Forbes These days, many Americans are looking at retirement differently — even to the point of dismissing it entirely and planning to work indefinitely. Unfortunately, they may be in for a rude awakening if…
Rank this Week: 2336

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion...cont

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion...cont
    Defendant's motion seeking summary judgment is hereby granted. Given the allegations made by plaintiffs within their bill of particulars and upon a review of the evidence submitted, the only categories of serious personal injury applicable to…
  • Mar 29

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion...cont

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion...cont
    NY Insurance Law §5104(a). NY Insurance Law §5102(d), defines serious injury as: A personal injury which results in death; dismemberment; significant disfigurement, a fracture, loss of fetus, permanent loss of use of a body organ,…
  • Mar 28

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion..cont

    Plaintiffs oppose the instant motion..cont
    The proponent of a motion for summary judgment carries the initial burden of tendering sufficient admissible evidence to demonstrate the absence of a material issue of fact as a matter of law. There is no requirement that the proof for said…
Rank this Week: 1136

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/
  • Mar 30

    Getting Power of Attorney

    Getting Power of Attorney
    Question: My grandmother lives by herself and I think she is mismanaging her finances. For the most part, she’s still pretty sharp, but I don’t know that she can keep up with her monthly bills like she used to. I want to help her,…
  • Mar 20

    IRA May Have to be Closed for ALTCS

    IRA May Have to be Closed for ALTCS
    Question: My mother has monthly income of about $1,400, about $1,800 in her checking account, and a small IRA with a balance of about $45,000. She needs long-term care, and I understand that Arizona Long Term Care System provides coverage to…
  • Mar 16

    Gift Won’t Delay Eligibility for 5 Year

    Gift Won’t Delay Eligibility for 5 Year
    Question: Last year, I gave about $13,000 to each of my three children. I spoke with my financial planner about paying for long-term care, and she advised me that since I gave away about $39,000, I would have to wait a full five years before…
Rank this Week: 2006

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Mar 30

    Study Sheds Light On In-Home Caregiver

    Study Sheds Light On In-Home Caregiver
    Elder law attorneys are becoming increasingly concerned about the high cost of long-term care. If you wanted to spend a year in a private room in a nursing home in Connecticut it would set you back over $100,000 on average. And of course,…
  • Mar 27

    Problems With Joint Account

    Problems With Joint Account
    Sitting down with a probate or trust lawyer to draw up a Last Will or a revocable living trust is the wise course of action when you are thinking about the future, even if your situation is relatively straightforward. If you assume that you…
  • Mar 25

    Consumer Reports Advises Against DIY Estate Planning

    Consumer Reports Advises Against DIY Estate Planning
    Can you simply draw up your Last Will with the assistance of some type of do-it-yourself download or fill-in-the-blanks worksheet? The answer is that you can do it if you want to but the result may not be a very positive one. This is not just…
Rank this Week: 3480

Florida Probate Blog -…

Florida Probate Blog - WeProbateFlorida.com

Covers Florida probate administration. By Long H. Duong.

http://weprobateflorida.com
  • Mar 30

    Why You Need Probate to Sell Real Estate

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

    Caution: “Probate Paralegals” on Craigslist

    Caution: “Probate Paralegals” on Craigslist
    Yesterday, I received what was otherwise a routine call about a potential probate case: The caller told me she had hired a “probate paralegal” to prepare the paperwork that she, the caller, would then file the case herself. She…
  • Mar 3

    Got Letters of Administration! What now?

    Got Letters of Administration! What now?
    This is a followup to my previous post on starting Probate in Florida, specifically Formal Administration. The initial push in probate is dedicated to convincing the judge to appoint you as the personal representative (PR) and then issuing…
Rank this Week: 2265

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/
  • Mar 30

    Despite Law Changes, Trusts Are Still Impressive Tool

    Despite Law Changes, Trusts Are Still Impressive Tool
    There are many types of trusts, and depending upon your circumstances, a trust may be a very useful estate planning tool for you to consider.
  • Mar 27

    Trusts Are Only for the Rich, Right? Wrong!

    Trusts Are Only for the Rich, Right? Wrong!
    Trusts can be a very helpful estate planning tool no matter what your financial status.
  • Mar 25

    Get the 411 on Roth IRA

    Get the 411 on Roth IRA
    Consider whether a Roth IRA is right for you and seek advice from experienced financial advisors and estate planning attorneys.
Rank this Week: 4066

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

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

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Winnipeg woman, 98, packs up a lifetime of memorie

    Winnipeg woman, 98, packs up a lifetime of memorie
    I'd like to share with you an article I read from CBC News in Winnipeg. It's about Gail Carruthers, 98 years old, who is leaving her home to move to a long-term care facility. She's downsizing her possessions, just as thousands of other…
  • Mar 29

    What legal document does the executor have to submit to the court to close an estate?

    What legal document does the executor have to submit to the court to close an estate?
    Here is a question that I don't believe I've been asked before. That doesn't happen very often! This reader wants to know what an executor should file with the government to close an estate. Here is the question and my answer. "What…
  • Mar 28

    Why would someone buy your business?

    Why would someone buy your business?
    I always enjoy estate planning with business owners, as there are always a few interesting issues to resolve and some worthwhile challenges to overcome in the process. For business owners, estate planning can take much longer than it does for…
Rank this Week: 553

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/
  • Mar 30

    Court Enjoins Trustees from Going to Texas for a “Second Bite at the Apple” to Stop Beneficiaries from Inheriting

    Court Enjoins Trustees from Going to Texas for a “Second Bite at the Apple” to Stop Beneficiaries from Inheriting
    In Levien v Johnson, the New York County Surrogate’s Court recently enjoined the trustees of a testamentary trust from proceeding in Texas to challenge the adoptions of two adults, Parvin Johnson, Jr. and Kenneth Ives, by the grandsons…
  • Feb 19

    In re Lawrence: What the Court of Appeals Says About Gifts from Client to Lawyer

    In re Lawrence: What the Court of Appeals Says About Gifts from Client to Lawyer
    On October 28, 2014, the Court of Appeals rendered its long awaited decision in In re Lawrence, reversing the decision by the Appellate Division in which it was held that (1) a revised retainer agreement, under which the law firm received 40%…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1444

North Carolina Estate Planning…

North Carolina Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.ncestateplanningblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    10 Things to Ask Your Accountant: Small Biz Webinar

    10 Things to Ask Your Accountant: Small Biz Webinar
    Our tax attorneys in Chapel Hill recently reviewed the advantages and disadvantages of investing or gifting your tax refund, tax issues when settling an estate, and ways to protect yourself from tax preparer fraud. As the tax season filing…
  • Mar 27

    Downsides of Do-It-Yourself Powers of Attorney

    Downsides of Do-It-Yourself Powers of Attorney
    Powers of attorney are powerful documents that grant another individual broad rights over medical and financial decisions. Such an important power should involve careful planning. Ready-made legal forms found online, software programs with…
  • Mar 25

    Beneficiary Designation Reminder

    Beneficiary Designation Reminder
    Beneficiary designation forms are an important way for account and asset owners to ensure the respective assets pass to the individuals of their choosing. Mistakes with beneficiary designations could result in serious loss – the…
Rank this Week: 957

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Mar 30

    Are Harder Fights for Trademark Registrations Ahead?

    Are Harder Fights for Trademark Registrations Ahead?
    A recent decision of the Supreme Court creates broader effect for decisions of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”), suggesting that parties may expend greater effort and expense in opposition and cancellation actions…
  • Mar 27

    What should I know about the proposed bill that imposes penalty on Kentucky construction contractors who misclassify employees?

    What should I know about the proposed bill that imposes penalty on Kentucky construction contractors who misclassify employees?
    In the new Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD attorney Steven A. Brehm discussed what employers should know about the proposed bill that imposes penalty on Kentucky construction contractors who misclassify employees.…
  • Mar 26

    We Have Videotaped Proof! Can We Discharge Him Now?

    We Have Videotaped Proof! Can We Discharge Him Now?
    How much proof is enough to avoid liability/litigation? This question haunts many employers who may be frustrated by employees skipping work or abusing leaves of absence. In a recent case, an employer had a videotape of an employee tending to…
Rank this Week: 2273

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A.…

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A. Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.arkansas-estateplanning.com/blog/
  • Mar 30

    When Should You Update a Retirement Plan?

    When Should You Update a Retirement Plan?
    If you are hoping to retire comfortably, you will certainly need more than a 401k and your Social Security benefits.  It is nearly impossible for most of us to be adequately prepared for retirement, depending solely on government…
  • Mar 30

    What to Do When Your Spouse Dies in Arkansa

    What to Do When Your Spouse Dies in Arkansa
    What To Do When Your Spouse Dies in Arkansas from Deborah Sexton Knowing what to do when your spouse dies can, at the very least, give you some peace of mind. Learn more about estate planning in Arkansas in this presentation.
  • Mar 27

    Families in Turmoil over Alzheimer’s Care–Glen Campbell

    Families in Turmoil over Alzheimer’s Care–Glen Campbell
    Imagine this scenario: You have a loved one who has dementia and needs more care than you can provide
Rank this Week: 3569

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts in Nevada.

http://www.wealth-counselors.com/blog/
  • Mar 30

    Free Report: The Advantages and Disadvantages of Nevada Pet Trust

    Free Report: The Advantages and Disadvantages of Nevada Pet Trust
    When it is time to start planning for the care of your pet after your death, you have several estate planning options, ranging from provisions in your will, to a complicated trust. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Why Do I Need Plat…
  • Mar 27

    The Advantages and Disadvatages of Nevada Pet Trust

    The Advantages and Disadvatages of Nevada Pet Trust
    The Advantages and Disadvantages of Nevada Pet Trusts from Brad Anderson When it is time to start planning for the care of your pet after your death, you have several estate planning options, ranging from provisions in your will, to a…
  • Mar 25

    When Can I Access My IRA?

    When Can I Access My IRA?
    Technically speaking, you can take money out of your IRA at any time.  The real question is, whether you want to pay a penalty or not.  The government discourages us from raiding our IRAs until we reach retirement age, since an IRA…
Rank this Week: 3205

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
  • Mar 30

    Vacationing Without the Kids??

    Vacationing Without the Kids??
    Designation of Standby or Temporary Custodian for your Child So, you and your spouse are finally ready to take that vacation to Mexico – without the kids. The flights are booked, your bags are nearly […]Vacationing Without the…
  • Mar 23

    How to Collect Your Final Wage

    How to Collect Your Final Wage
    Collecting Final Wages from Your Employer Most of us don’t work for free. If your employer hasn’t paid you all of the wages you’ve earned, then that’s exactly what you’d be doing. What follows is […]How to…
  • Mar 19

    Painless Probate: Closing Informally

    Painless Probate: Closing Informally
    I really don’t know how probate got such a bad reputation, but in my experience it isn’t that bad. As other contributors to Epilawg have noted (see for example: Estate Planning Myth #6: I Must […]Painless Probate: Closing…
Rank this Week: 887

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Mar 29

    Confusing Medicaid with other Government Program

    Confusing Medicaid with other Government Program
                    The other day, Lou called me about his dad, who had been living in senior housing for a few years.   His health has deteriorated and he now…
  • Mar 22

    A Personal Story

    A Personal Story
                    About a month ago, my parents’ health took a sudden turn and it led me down the path that many of our clients and their families face, tackling…
  • Mar 15

    VA Pension not Income for Medicaid Purposes (An Update)

    VA Pension not Income for Medicaid Purposes (An Update)
                    Last year I wrote about an important court ruling in a case that impacts Medicaid and VA Aid and Attendance benefits.  Several elder law attorneys…
Rank this Week: 2863

KYEstates.com

KYEstates.com

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

http://kyestates.com
  • Mar 29

    A Non-Optional Part of Your Estate Plan: Guardians for Minor Children

    A Non-Optional Part of Your Estate Plan: Guardians for Minor Children
    Whether you’re wealthy or not, and whether your estate planning issues are complicated or simple, if you have a child under age 18, you need a Will, because you should nominate a guardian for your child. The guardian will act for your…
  • Mar 22

    Deciding to Rent or Buy Your House: A Tale of Two Citie

    Deciding to Rent or Buy Your House: A Tale of Two Citie
    People often decide between renting or buying a place to live based on preferences and instinct: What do you want to do? If they are incrementally more analytical, they may explore “how much house” they can…
  • Mar 14

    Should You Get a Prenuptial Agreement?

    Should You Get a Prenuptial Agreement?
    Whether or not to get a prenuptial agreement before getting married isn’t an easy decision. The advisability of a prenup turns in large part on whether the default law that will govern the marriage if it ends by death or divorce is…
Rank this Week: 3619

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/
  • Mar 29

    Elimination of Net Worth Makes More Veterans Eligible for Reduced Cost Health Care

    Elimination of Net Worth Makes More Veterans Eligible for Reduced Cost Health Care
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  • Mar 27

    Bills Would Authorize ABLE Accounts in Pennsylvania

    Bills Would Authorize ABLE Accounts in Pennsylvania
    <!--[if !mso]> v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> …
  • Mar 24

    The Big 4 Legal Documents for Older Adult

    The Big 4 Legal Documents for Older Adult
    Listed below are four important legal documents that older adults should have. #1, #2 and #3 are needed by all; #4 is optional depending on your specific circumstances. 1. A Power of Attorney for Financial Matters, where you name a trusted…
Rank this Week: 842

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/
  • Mar 28

    Criminal Intent: Use of the Wrong Deposit Book

    Criminal Intent: Use of the Wrong Deposit Book
    An Oklahoma funeral director faces serious prison time over the deposit of preneed funds to his business operating account.  The Oklahoma Department of Insurance decided to go to a local prosecutor when a Department audit found the…
  • Mar 21

    NPS’ Legacy of Damages: No One Knows How Deep the Waters Were

    NPS’ Legacy of Damages: No One Knows How Deep the Waters Were
    When NPS first collapsed, the estimate of the company’s liabilities to funeral homes was reported to have been as much as a billion dollars.  When the SDR finally brought the case to trial, the damages awarded by the jury were less…
  • Mar 15

    NPS Trustees: Standard of Care for Investment

    NPS Trustees: Standard of Care for Investment
    Now that a judgment has been rendered against Allegiant Bank, the NPS litigation will move on to the appeal stage where the focus will be on R.S.Mo. Section 436.031.  The NPS trustees universally argued that this provision of the…
Rank this Week: 4490

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://yourestatematters.com/blog/
  • Mar 28

    Are County Nursing Homes O.K?

    Are County Nursing Homes O.K?
    At some point in your life it is likely that you will be faced with the difficult decision to put a parent or other elderly loved one in a nursing home. Deciding it is time to start looking at facilities it never easy. Choosing the right…
  • Mar 27

    Must a Third Party Honor a Power of Attorney in Missouri?

    Must a Third Party Honor a Power of Attorney in Missouri?
    A power of attorney is one of the most commonly used legal documents in large part because almost everyone has need for one at some point. Not only is it likely that you will create power of attorney, or POA, at some point in your life but…
  • Mar 25

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

    What Should You Do If You Have a Bare-Bones Trust?
    Unfortunately, not all estate planning tools are created equal. “Bare-bones” documents, for example, frequently do not accomplish what they were intended to accomplish. Worse still, they can actually have a costly negative impact…
Rank this Week: 1550