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Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Covers Social Security disability law and special needs trusts. By Sheri R. Abrams.

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
Rank this Week: 4547

Minko Law Office Blog

Minko Law Office Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.minkolaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    What is a Will Revival in Brooklyn, New York?

    What is a Will Revival in Brooklyn, New York?
    Even though it is not common, sometimes people in the Brooklyn, New York area will come ask us questions about a will revival. When it comes to dealing with last wills and testaments, New York has some very specific laws that govern what…
  • Aug 28

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Questions About Ancillary Probate

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Questions About Ancillary Probate
    When people in the Brooklyn, New York area talk to us about creating an estate plan, we sometimes have to walk them through the process of ancillary probate. Ancillary probate is a potentially significant issue, but only in certain…
  • Aug 26

    Learning From Joan Rivers’ Estate Plan

    Learning From Joan Rivers’ Estate Plan
    As it often does whenever a celebrity dies, like the recent passing of comedian and TV personality Joan Rivers, it allows us to gain some insight into how the wealthy and famous people in our society approach the question of estate planning.…
Rank this Week: 2811

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/
  • Aug 31

    Estate Planning Transparency

    Estate Planning Transparency
    Proper pre-planning of your estate plan and transparency with your beneficiaries can help ensure that your estate passes smoothly when you are gone.
  • Aug 28

    Wealth Transfer for Widow

    Wealth Transfer for Widow
    It is difficult to make legal decisions after the loss of a spouse. Therefore, it is best to plan ahead and be prepared for these emotional times.
  • Aug 26

    6 Tips to Ease Stress for Elder Caregiver

    6 Tips to Ease Stress for Elder Caregiver
    Be prepared to help support and care for your parents as they age.
Rank this Week: 960

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate…

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate Blog

Covers recent developments in Florida probate, trust, estate and guardianship. By Clark Skatoff PA.

http://www.clarkskatoff.com/news-resources/blog/
  • Aug 31

    Florida Guardianships and Less Restrictive Alternatives to Guardianship

    Florida Guardianships and Less Restrictive Alternatives to Guardianship
    Florida guardianship statutes, the Florida probate rules, and the general rules of Florida civil procedure often operate together to dictate the rights and deadlines that a party has in a given proceeding. In Adelman v. Elfenbein, the Florida…
  • Jul 31

    Florida’s Slayer Statute and Undue Influence Statute Strictly Construed

    Florida’s Slayer Statute and Undue Influence Statute Strictly Construed
    In Fiel v. Hoffman, the Florida appellate court decided that the Florida Slayer Statute and the Florida probate code statute regarding the effect of undue influence on the validity of a will mean what they say.  This Florida probate…
  • Jul 24

    Florida Probate Court Has No Jurisdiction Over Out-Of-State Real Property

    Florida Probate Court Has No Jurisdiction Over Out-Of-State Real Property
    It is not uncommon for a resident of Florida to own real property in another state.  In Brown v. Brown, the Florida appellate court reminds us that a Florida probate court does not have jurisdiction over real property in another state,…
Rank this Week: 1553

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
  • Aug 31

    What Happens If You Die Without A Will?

    What Happens If You Die Without A Will?
    When it comes to our to do lists, most people have penciled in "make a will" or "make an estate plan" right at the very bottom. For heaven's sake, who wants to think about dying? Not me, and I'm an estate planning attorney. The trouble is…
  • Jul 31

    State Death Tax Is a Killer?

    State Death Tax Is a Killer?
    Stephen Moore & Joel Griffith via The Heritage Foundation: Over the past five years, a handful of states — Indiana, Kansas, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Tennessee — have repealed their death taxes mostly in response to…
  • Jun 15

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest
    In Blechman v. Estate of Blechman, a Florida District Court of Appeal recently held that the provisions of a particular limited liability company’s (LLC) operating agreement restricted the transfer of a decedent’s ownership…
Rank this Week: 497

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/
Rank this Week: 1156

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Aug 31

    Larry King's Thought On Dying (And Everything Else As Well)

    Larry King's Thought On Dying (And Everything Else As Well)
    Larry King is a legend of television journalism and is recognized in Washington D.C. to Beijing and everywhere in between. Now that his iconic show is five years behind him and the end nears, he has begin to speak about...
  • Aug 31

    A Few Financial Matters To Keep In Mind When A Client Die

    A Few Financial Matters To Keep In Mind When A Client Die
    Death is always difficult to deal with and the burden grows stronger when it is a person with a strong personal connection. However, the planner must keep a clear head due to the responsibility that is placed on their shoulder...
  • Aug 31

    Article On The Mutual Wills Doctrine

    Article On The Mutual Wills Doctrine
    Ying Khai Liew (University College London - Faculty of Laws) recently published an article entitled, Explaining the Mutual Wills Doctrine, Current Issues in Succession Law (April 2016, Forthcoming). Provided below is an abstract of the…
Rank this Week: 92

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
  • Aug 31

    Your Employees Are Probably Doing It, So Have a BYOD Policy

    Your Employees Are Probably Doing It, So Have a BYOD Policy
    People today can (and do) work from anywhere—connected through the Internet, WiFi, and cloud-based platforms with a variety of mobile devices. This makes preventing confidential and proprietary business information from “walking…
  • Aug 28

    Facing a Condemnation? Take These 5 Initial Step

    Facing a Condemnation? Take These 5 Initial Step
    Unlike most types of litigation, a direct condemnation case generally assures the owner of at least some compensation for the property taken. So when an owner approaches an attorney, it’s usually to see if it’s…
  • Aug 26

    How to Get and Handle Retainer Fee

    How to Get and Handle Retainer Fee
    If you’re new to practice, you may have heard of retainer fees but aren’t sure how to get them and whether you can keep them. Here’s a look at the rules and a sample retainer provision to help you out. The key to…
Rank this Week: 2973

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Aug 31

    Do I Need More That Just a Will?

    Do I Need More That Just a Will?
    Some people think about estate planning, and they automatically flash upon a last will. You draw up a last will stating the way that you want your assets to be distributed after you pass away, and you have an estate plan in place. Having a…
  • Aug 28

    Is There an Estate Planning Solution for Small Business Partners?

    Is There an Estate Planning Solution for Small Business Partners?
    Many people drag their feet when it comes to estate planning, because they do not know where to start. They recognize the need for a plan, but they have questions, and the matter seems complicated. This can be true for anyone, but it is…
  • Aug 26

    What Is a Self-Proving Last Will?

    What Is a Self-Proving Last Will?
    You have probably heard of the estate planning document called a last will or last will and testament. Though this document can seem like a simple device to execute, you should understand the fact that the process of estate administration…
Rank this Week: 803

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    [VIDEO] Can Your Virginia Shoplifting Case be Dismissed?

    [VIDEO] Can Your Virginia Shoplifting Case be Dismissed?
    Definitely contact a lawyer like myself so you can find out kind of what you’re facing and how the local court does treat these kind of cases, because shoplifting charges are very serious, and you certainly don’t want to have that…
  • Aug 29

    [VIDEO] Will Virginia Shoplifting go Away by Paying The Store?

    [VIDEO] Will Virginia Shoplifting go Away by Paying The Store?
    If you’re charged with shoplifting, definitely contact me so we can discuss your case and how I can help you with it. Video Transcription Hello, my name is Andrew Flusche. I’m your Virginia misdemeanor lawyer. If you’re…
  • Aug 28

    [VIDEO] First Offender Dismissal for Virginia Shoplifting

    [VIDEO] First Offender Dismissal for Virginia Shoplifting
    If you’re charged with shoplifting in Virginia, definitely contact me so we can discuss the situation and what see what options you have. Video Transcription Hello, my name is Andrew Flusche. I’m your Virginia misdemeanor lawyer.…
Rank this Week: 637

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeestatelawblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    Lessons from Paul Newman of what not to do in estate planning

    Lessons from Paul Newman of what not to do in estate planning
    Estate planning can be a difficult and confusing process. This process can be made even more complicated when you have a business or foundation that your family members may be involved in. This appears to be the case with Paul Newman’s…
  • Aug 14

    Why the Sofia Vergara embryo lawsuit is so important

    Why the Sofia Vergara embryo lawsuit is so important
    There has been a lot of news about the Sofia Vergara embryo case. However, beyond the public’s desire to look into the life a celebrity, the reason a case like this so important is because it may affect laws, policies and regulations…
  • Jul 27

    So what counts towards a taxable estate?

    So what counts towards a taxable estate?
    Many people may believe that they do not have to be worried about federal estate tax if they do not make a large amount of money, but if you have a substantial amount of life insurance, own a home or have a good retirement account or plan,…
Rank this Week: 1743

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/
  • Aug 31

    Medicaid Isn’t Only For the Poor

    Medicaid Isn’t Only For the Poor
    When most people hear about Medicaid, they assume that it is simply another public assistance program meant only to benefit the poor.  The truth is, Medicaid provides health coverage for more than just low-income families.  While…
  • Aug 27

    How to Fund a Timeshare into a Trust

    How to Fund a Timeshare into a Trust
    As summer nears an end, and we are trying to enjoy as much of the sunny skies and warm beaches as we can, you may be enjoying your timeshare property.  Most timeshare owners would like to pass on their property to their children, if they…
  • Aug 24

    If You Have a Farm You Need a Disaster Plan

    If You Have a Farm You Need a Disaster Plan
    Being prepared for disasters is important for everyone.  You don’t have to be a doomsday prepper to be prepared for severe weather or fires.  If you are a farm owner, it may be more important, as you could lose more than just…
Rank this Week: 1751

New York Estate Planning Lawyer…

New York Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, estate administration and estate taxes. By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    Is a Spendthrift Trust for Me?

    Is a Spendthrift Trust for Me?
    Many people wish to leave a large inheritance to their children. This is one of the greatest generational wealth-building tools in our society. However, what does one do when the next generation is less than responsible? Or, more commonly,…
  • Aug 28

    Things to Consider When the Kids Turn 18

    Things to Consider When the Kids Turn 18
    When a child becomes an adult, it is a great day for most parents. It means less financial responsibility for their mistakes. Remember those crystal decorations that she broke when she was 12? You remember – the ones that cost you…
  • Aug 26

    Court Says Breach of Contract to Create Will is a Statutory Probate Claim

    Court Says Breach of Contract to Create Will is a Statutory Probate Claim
    Although most couples make similar wills that leave their estate to their children and other loved ones, some may have reasons why they prefer to distribute their assets differently. For instance, people who marry later in life might have…
Rank this Week: 1091

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Aug 31

    Affordable Care Act – Not a Large Employer? What Should You Know?

    Affordable Care Act – Not a Large Employer? What Should You Know?
    There has been a lot of energy spent, articles written and seminars taught recently on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and in particular, its IRS reporting requirements for Applicable Large Employers (ALEs). But what if you aren’t a…
  • Aug 28

    5 Ways to Make Caregiving More Manageable

    5 Ways to Make Caregiving More Manageable
    In recent years, rising healthcare and nursing home costs, are causing more people to choose personal in-home care for adult friends or relatives. In fact, the National Alliance for Caregiving estimates that “65.7 million Americans (or…
  • Aug 26

    Another Loophole?

    Another Loophole?
    As most estate planning attorneys know, if the government is thinking of closing a loophole, it probably means it is an effective strategy. Last week, I discussed the potential closing of the so-called “backdoor Roth IRA”…
Rank this Week: 781

The Estate Planning and Wealth…

The Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation Blog for Trusted Advisors

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

http://estateplanning.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 31

    New Law Adds Estate Reporting Requirement and Requires Beneficiaries to Use Estate Tax Value as Basi

    New Law Adds Estate Reporting Requirement and Requires Beneficiaries to Use Estate Tax Value as Basi
    The Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015, which was signed by President Obama on July 31, includes a provision which increases the compliance burden for many estates.  The new…
  • Jul 1

    New IRS Procedure for Estate Tax Closing Letter

    New IRS Procedure for Estate Tax Closing Letter
    The IRS has established a new procedure for issuing estate tax closing letters.  For all federal estate tax returns filed on or after June 1, 2015, estate tax closing letters will be issued only upon request by the taxpayer.  They…
  • Jun 30

    Israel Tax Authority Extends Deadline for Registration of U.S. Trusts with Israeli Beneficiarie

    Israel Tax Authority Extends Deadline for Registration of U.S. Trusts with Israeli Beneficiarie
    The Israel Tax Authority announced yesterday that the deadline for registration of Family Trusts (sometimes referred to as Relatives Trusts), which are trusts created by a living U.S. grantor for the benefit of at least one Israeli resident…
Rank this Week: 673

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    Free Report: South Carolina Trust Agreements: Why You Should Consider One of Your Estate Plan

    Free Report: South Carolina Trust Agreements: Why You Should Consider One of Your Estate Plan
      Once upon a time trusts were used almost exclusively by wealthy families as a way to guard and control the family wealth and ultimately pass is down to future generations. Today, thanks to the evolution of trust agreements over the…
  • Aug 24

    Choosing Your South Carolina Executor

    Choosing Your South Carolina Executor
    Choosing Your South Carolina Executor from John Kuhn Among the many decisions you must make when creating your Will is who to appoint as the Executor Don’t make the mistake of making that decision without giving it considerable thought…
  • Jul 27

    Free Report: South Carolina Duties and Responsibilities Of An Executor

    Free Report: South Carolina Duties and Responsibilities Of An Executor
      The terms “Executor” and “Personal Representative” are often used interchangeably. Essentially they serve the same function. The difference is how they are appointed. An Executor is appointed in a Last Will and…
Rank this Week: 3011

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/
  • Aug 30

    Incentive Trusts: Controlling Your Money from the Grave

    Incentive Trusts: Controlling Your Money from the Grave
    A recent New York Post article discusses the estate of the late Maurice Laboz of Manhattan, who left $20 million to his two daughters, Marlena and Victoria, 21 and 17 respectively, to inherit when they turn 35. However, Mr. Laboz has also…
  • Aug 28

    Testamentary Dispositions and Joint Bank Accounts: An Important Lesson

    Testamentary Dispositions and Joint Bank Accounts: An Important Lesson
    In yesterday’s blog post, I discussed a recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision that shows the litigation that can arise between beneficiaries when the deceased dies intestate and uses joint bank accounts as a form of estate…
  • Aug 27

    Think Your Joint Accounts Will Pass Automatically On Your Death? Don’t Bank On It

    Think Your Joint Accounts Will Pass Automatically On Your Death? Don’t Bank On It
    The use of joint accounts as an estate planning tool continues to gain in popularity. For example, parents may create joint bank accounts with their adult children, with the intention that the children receive the remaining balance in the…
Rank this Week: 394

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 30

    Why Won’t the Government Cover My Care?

    Why Won’t the Government Cover My Care?
                It’s a comment we get frequently when someone calls our office just after getting sticker shock at the cost of their loved one’s long term care. Some get angry…
  • Aug 23

    Family Caregiver Agreements – Acceptable? (Part 2)

    Family Caregiver Agreements – Acceptable? (Part 2)
                Last week we were discussing family caregiver agreements in light of a recent New Jersey Appellate court decision, E.R. v. DMAHS.  In that case, Mom and Daughter entered…
  • Aug 16

    Family Caregiver Agreements – Acceptable?

    Family Caregiver Agreements – Acceptable?
                When having a conversation about long term care and qualifying for Medicaid, every so often the topic turns to paying a family member to care for Mom or Dad. Is it a permitted…
Rank this Week: 1389

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/
  • Aug 30

    The MFT Lawsuit Claims: The Client List

    The MFT Lawsuit Claims: The Client List
    The lawsuit brought by the Missouri Funeral Trust against the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors and CFL Pre-Need includes  a number of unique and dubious claims.  For example, the lawsuit defines CFL Pre-Need,…
  • Aug 15

    Missouri Preneed Tax Cut: The Contract Fee

    Missouri Preneed Tax Cut: The Contract Fee
    Using its emergency rulemaking authority, the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors reduced the state preneed contract fee from $36 to $25.  The change is to go in effect on September 1, 2015, the first day of the next…
  • Aug 14

    The High Cost of Litigation: Copy Charge

    The High Cost of Litigation: Copy Charge
    The Special Deputy Receiver for National Prearranged Services recently filed a Bill of Costs with the Federal trial court.  The Bill of Costs seeks to recover copy charges of more than $500,000 from a former NPS…
Rank this Week: 1841

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/
  • Aug 30

    You're invited to the Grand Opening of my new office

    You're invited to the Grand Opening of my new office
    Not long ago, I said that I'd decided to go into business for myself. I'm now only about a week away from opening the doors! My new website has been launched, and I'd love it if you would click here to take a look at it. I hope that by…
  • Aug 25

    B.C. judge rules man has a right to half of $1.2-million Vancouver home he hasn’t lived in for 44 year

    B.C. judge rules man has a right to half of $1.2-million Vancouver home he hasn’t lived in for 44 year
    Way back in 1968, David and Sharon Johnston bought a house in Vancouver for about $37,000. They held the title to the property as tenants-in-common, each owning half. Within a few years, the marriage was in trouble and David moved out. The…
  • Aug 24

    Yay, I nabbed second place in Mensa Canada Literary Contest 2015

    Yay, I nabbed second place in Mensa Canada Literary Contest 2015
    Recently I entered the Mensa Canada Literary Contest 2015 and I am pleased and proud to announce that I won second place! I have no idea whether it will be published, but it was fun to write. It's my first piece of fiction, since as you…
Rank this Week: 636

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Aug 30

    What Is The Difference Between North Dakota Medicare and Medicaid?

    What Is The Difference Between North Dakota Medicare and Medicaid?
    What Is The Difference Between North Dakota Medicare and Medicaid? from Raymond German When it comes to countable assets, you could give gifts to your loved ones before you apply for Medicaid You would essentially be giving your family…
  • Aug 27

    Why Is Estate Planning Important for Younger Adults?

    Why Is Estate Planning Important for Younger Adults?
    The process of estate planning is something that is important for adults of all ages. We are all aware of the fact that older people pass away with more frequency than their younger counterparts, but at the same time, you never know what the…
  • Aug 25

    What Is Included in My Estate Plan?

    What Is Included in My Estate Plan?
    The process of estate planning is sometimes oversimplified by people who do not look into the subject thoroughly. Some people think that a last will is all that you need, but in fact, a comprehensive estate plan will go further. Plus, a last…
Rank this Week: 2787

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

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

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    British Columbia Law Institute Seeks Comments on New and Emerging Issues for Update to Pension Division Question and Answer Material

    British Columbia Law Institute Seeks Comments on New and Emerging Issues for Update to Pension Division Question and Answer Material
    The British Columbia Law Institute published the first edition of its book Questions and Answers About Pension Division on the Breakdown of a Relationship in British Columba in 1996.The third edition was published in 2013, and is available…
  • Aug 23

    Gifts Void Against Public Policy: McCorkill Estate

    Gifts Void Against Public Policy: McCorkill Estate
    The usual rule in Canada is that a will-maker may leave wealth to whom he or she chooses. This is subject to claims of a spouse or children under various wills variation or dependent relief legislation, which varies from province to province,…
  • Aug 15

    Mediation

    Mediation
    I spend a great deal of my time writing about decided-estate-litigation-court cases. Yet, in my experience the vast majority of disputes are settled through negotiation, and increasingly through mediation. I attend far more mediations than…
Rank this Week: 1111

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Keeping Things Even

    Keeping Things Even
    When a parent prepares a will, keeping distributions even among the children has advantages. It is impossible to determine what one’s children will be doing in the future and what their incomes will be. The child who is a successful…
  • Aug 22

    Nothing Crummy About "Crummey" Trust

    Nothing Crummy About "Crummey" Trust
    In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal titled: A Ruling Eases Tax-Free Gifts, Laura Saunders points out a recent U.S. Tax Court ruling which affirmed allowing a couple the use of Crummey trusts to make tax-free transfers of $1.6…
  • Aug 15

    Mini-fridge and Powers of Attorney: A College Kid’s Must Have

    Mini-fridge and Powers of Attorney: A College Kid’s Must Have
    In her article Advisers Should Address These Legal Issues Before Clients’ Kids Head to College, Liz Skinner outlines the need for college students to have particular legal documents in place when they leave for school. Power of…
Rank this Week: 4320

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Aug 29

    Protecting Personal Health Information: What injury claimants need-to-know

    Protecting Personal Health Information: What injury claimants need-to-know
    After a car accident in BC, some people choose to deal with ICBC themselves.  If they are claiming for compensation for injuries sustained in the accident, it will be necessary for medical information to be provided to ICBC.  ICBC…
  • Aug 15

    Google self-driving cars – futuristic fix for unsafe driving?

    Google self-driving cars – futuristic fix for unsafe driving?
    Human beings are terrible drivers. We are easily distracted, second guess our decisions, have slow reflexes, take unnecessary risks, and suffer with exhaustion and fatigue – human beings are incredibly prone to unsafe driving.…
  • Aug 7

    “A Very Stupid Thing” – A Mariner’s Limit of Liability and How it Can be Broken

    “A Very Stupid Thing” – A Mariner’s Limit of Liability and How it Can be Broken
    “[He] is a good man; a decent man; an honest man – a fisherman. However he did a very stupid thing. He cut the plaintiffs’ submarine fibre optic cable in two. It cost them almost $1,000,000 to repair it”. So begins the…
Rank this Week: 1437

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: 468

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Trial Lawyers Chris Hammons and John Laird discuss Oklahoma laws and their implications.

http://www.lhllaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Consequences of Underage Drinking at Oklahoma College

    Consequences of Underage Drinking at Oklahoma College
    College days have begun in Oklahoma, and underage drinking and DUI charges tend to spike during the first few weeks of school. According to a study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), college students…
  • Aug 21

    Mechanical Problems that Cause the Most Truck Accident

    Mechanical Problems that Cause the Most Truck Accident
    The lack of proper mechanical training by trucking companies (carriers) causes accidents, many of which lead to serious injury or death. Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) regulations require that pre-trip inspections be made before truck…
  • Aug 18

    Personal Injury Case Study – A $6 Million Verdict

    Personal Injury Case Study – A $6 Million Verdict
    Summary In 2009, Jeff Bayne was severely injured on the job because of his employer’s intentional conduct. Because there was substantial certainty that the employer’s conduct would lead to Jeff’s injuries, the case was…
Rank this Week: 2310

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/
  • Aug 28

    Legal Links – August 28, 2015

    Legal Links – August 28, 2015
    On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog. 1.  Ephrata Police at the forefront of life saving…
  • Aug 27

    Is it a Condominium, Planned Community or a Subdivision?

    Is it a Condominium, Planned Community or a Subdivision?
    The Pennsylvania General Assembly has recently returned a useful tool to real estate developers and builders.  At the same time, they have allowed the residents and developers of over 10,000 condominium and homeowners’ associations…
  • Aug 21

    Legal Links – August 21, 2015

    Legal Links – August 21, 2015
    On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog. 1.  Funnel cakes and football, that’s what…
Rank this Week: 4841

Trust Matters Most

Trust Matters Most

Covers family law, divorce, bankruptcy, and specific Pennsylvania law changes. By Reese, Samley, Wagenseller, Mecum & Longer, P.C.

http://www.trustmattersmost.com/blog
  • Aug 28

    Timothy L. Watts vs. Manheim Township School District

    Timothy L. Watts vs. Manheim Township School District
    We wish to congratulate Tim Watts in his victory in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania! Thank you for putting your TRUST in the attorneys at Reese, Samley, Wagenseller, Mecum & Longer, P.C. For those who are unfamiliar with this particular…
  • May 6

    Bankruptcy Filings in Lancaster County

    Bankruptcy Filings in Lancaster County
    Check out this article in the Tuesday, May 5, 2015 issue of the Lancaster Newspaper, in which Matthew Samley shares his thoughts on the trends in bankruptcies and Lancaster County businesses.   Business Bankruptcies in Lancaster…
  • May 15

    Why Schedule A Consultation?

    Why Schedule A Consultation?
    Many initial calls by potential clients to attorneys’ offices result with a question “do I have a case or not”.  While it may seem like a very basic question, a majority of wisdom and advice you may receive from an…
Rank this Week: 2149

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/
  • Aug 28

    Can You Legally Disinherit Your Wife or Husband?

    Can You Legally Disinherit Your Wife or Husband?
    [The following guest article was written by Nick Lutz, a lawyer with Marshall, Parker and Weber in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. It is reprinted here with his permission.] Can you completely disinherit your spouse? The answer depends on the…
  • Aug 21

    Paying Doctors for Discussions about End of Life Medical Care

    Paying Doctors for Discussions about End of Life Medical Care
    Medicare is proposing that it compensate physicians for discussions with patients about end of life medical care. Currently such “advance care planning” is covered only as part of the “Welcome to Medicare” introductory visit for new…
  • Aug 20

    Does Medicare Pay for Nursing Home Care?

    Does Medicare Pay for Nursing Home Care?
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Rank this Week: 163

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Step-Child Inheritance

    Step-Child Inheritance
    If a person passes away without a will, the legal term for this is "intestacy." If the decedent's estate was not disposed of by a trust or beneficiary designation(s) such as a pay-on-death account, his or her estate will be distributed…
  • Aug 12

    Equitable Estoppel

    Equitable Estoppel
    The law does not look favorably upon trickery. This is exemplified by Evidence Code § 623, which states that "whenever a party has, by his own statement or conduct, intentionally and deliberately led another to believe a particular…
  • Jul 31

    Estate of Duke - Will Reformation

    Estate of Duke - Will Reformation
    The law in California used to be that in the case of an unambiguous clause in a will, extrinsic evidence could not be introduced to reform it. Stated in non-legalese, the term or terms of a will could not be altered through documentation…
Rank this Week: 1683

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    New Article – FINRA Examines Broker Compensation Conflict

    New Article – FINRA Examines Broker Compensation Conflict
    Investor Defenders have published a new article. FINRA Examines Conflict in Broker Compensation As reported by Investment News recently, FINRA has sent letters to brokerage firms asking about Broker Compensation. The goal is to discourage…
  • Aug 27

    New Article – Asset Allocation

    New Article – Asset Allocation
    Investor Defenders have posted a new article. Asset Allocation – The Life Raft in a Stock Market Storm Stock market decline should not rattle investors who are properly asset allocated. Asset allocation as a predictor of stock…
  • Aug 26

    Individual Kicker Credit Amounts Announced for Oregon

    Individual Kicker Credit Amounts Announced for Oregon
    On August 26th, state economists announced that taxpayers will be getting a kicker rebate for the first time in eight years.  This is Oregon’s unique system of refunding taxes paid when general fund revenue exceeds 2% of…
Rank this Week: 607

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.fsgattorneys.com/blog
  • Aug 27

    How to Pick An Attorney in Northern Kentucky

    How to Pick An Attorney in Northern Kentucky
    You go to a party and talk to your friends about a legal issue you need help solving. Someone tells you about the awesome lawyer he just saw. Someone else chimes in with the name of a lawyer that is advertising heavily. Your gut instinct…
  • Aug 20

    School Bus Accident Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    School Bus Accident Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    You have seen the bumper stickers and signs warning you that school is back in session watch for children. Let’s talk about those children and the buses that carry 450,000 children a day. In 2014, over 9,000 bus accidents occurred…
  • Aug 13

    Creditor Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Creditor Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    The attorneys at Fessler, Schneider, & Grimme are all experienced litigators and have trial experience in creditors’ rights, Uniform Commercial Code, letters of credit, and other financial instruments. They have dealt with seizures…
Rank this Week: 2810

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
Rank this Week: 1308

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/
Rank this Week: 3122

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1406

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    Many Benefits of Telemedicine for Senior

    Many Benefits of Telemedicine for Senior
    These days, the old saying of “everyone and their grandmothers” is truer than many realize, especially when it comes to telemedicine. Most of our grandmothers have smartphones – and can text faster than their grandchildren.…
  • Aug 25

    Apology Law

    Apology Law
    Many states – in fact, most states – have enacted legislation allowing healthcare providers to apologize to patients and families without fear of having the apology used in court should future litigation arise. These laws are…
  • Aug 20

    How Obamacare is Creating Challenges for Medicare

    How Obamacare is Creating Challenges for Medicare
    As Obamacare shifts dollars from the fee for service sector, many Medicare supported device makers are realizing the challenges are bigger than most anticipated. Specifically, knee and hip device makers are facing hard questions on whether to…
Rank this Week: 3704

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
  • Aug 27

    Drafting Considerations from a Corporate Trustee

    Drafting Considerations from a Corporate Trustee
    As a Relationship Manager for a corporate fiduciary, I am often asked by my peers in the estate planning community about typical problem areas to keep in mind when drafting a trust document. Here are […]
  • Aug 20

    Delegation of Powers by Parent or Guardian

    Delegation of Powers by Parent or Guardian
    Parents, legal custodians, or legal guardians periodically find themselves in a position that necessitates granting power to another adult regarding the care, custody, or property of a minor child or incapacitated person (ward). Examples may…
  • Aug 11

    Pros & Cons of Joint Tenancy

    Pros &amp; Cons of Joint Tenancy
    A comprehensive estate plan deals with multiple types of property; from probate assets that pass through your will, to non-probate assets that pass outside a will via a trust or beneficiary designation, to jointly held […]
Rank this Week: 3354

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    The Guardian and the Guardian Ad Litem in Estate Planning

    The Guardian and the Guardian Ad Litem in Estate Planning
    Many families and parents of young children begin their estate planning by choosing a guardian to protect their children and their financial interests should something happen to the parents. But what is a guardian? How does a guardian…
  • Aug 26

    Free Report: Questions About Powers of Attorney in Oklahoma

    Free Report: Questions About Powers of Attorney in Oklahoma
    Regardless of your individual circumstances, estate planning goals, or concerns, a power of attorney is a flexible, powerful legal document you can use to your advantage. Having the right power of attorney in place at the right moment can be…
  • Aug 25

    How do you Fund a Trust? 4 More Method

    How do you Fund a Trust? 4 More Method
    Last week we looked at some common ways people can fund a trust. This week we want to continue the discussion, and explain some additional trust funding methods. If you’ve read any of our blogs about trusts, you probably know that…
Rank this Week: 3700

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

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

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    Fifth Community Association Bill Signed into Law: Increased Register of Deeds Indexing Fee

    Fifth Community Association Bill Signed into Law: Increased Register of Deeds Indexing Fee
    Senate Bill 332 “Register of Deeds – POA Indexing Fees” (with a full title of “An Act to Enable Register of Deeds to Collect Additional Fees for Indexing Instruments that Contain Exhibits with Multiple…
  • Aug 24

    Fumbling Your Trademark

    Fumbling Your Trademark
    You may have heard recently that the NFL’s Washington Redskins lost several trademark registrations. In fact, six trademarks that the team had registered were cancelled after it was determined that the petitioners (five Native American…
  • Aug 20

    Fourth Community Association Bill Signed into Law: Streets & Traffic Safety Device

    Fourth Community Association Bill Signed into Law: Streets &amp; Traffic Safety Device
    Senate Bill 581 “Study Subdivision Streets / Traffic Calming Devices” (with the full title of “An Act to Direct the Department of Transportation to Study the Process for Accepting Subdivision Streets Dedicated as Public…
Rank this Week: 2227

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank
  • Aug 25

    Texas History – Do You Know If the Falls in Wichita Falls are Real?

    Texas History – Do You Know If the Falls in Wichita Falls are Real?
    A flood in 1886 destroyed the original falls on the Wichita River for which the city is named. After nearly 100 years of visitors wanting to visit the non-existent falls, the city built an artificial waterfall beside the river in Lucy Park.…
  • Aug 24

    Should I Execute a Durable Power of Attorney?

    Should I Execute a Durable Power of Attorney?
    You are likely familiar with the concept of a power of attorney. You may even have executed one at some point in your life without giving it much thought. A power of attorney can be a very useful, and flexible, addition to an estate plan;…
Rank this Week: 831

Rhode Island Estate Planning and…

Rhode Island Estate Planning and Elder Law Blawg

Covers elder law, medicaid planning, disability planning, tax planning, guardianship, wills, trusts, asset protection, and probate. By Matthew Fabisch.

http://riestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    What rights do I have as a trust beneficiary?

    What rights do I have as a trust beneficiary?
    As a trust beneficiary, you may feel like you are at the mercy of the trustee, but depending on the type of trust, trust beneficiaries may have rights to ensure the trust is properly managed.A trust is a legal arrangement through which one…
  • Feb 22

    Forbes.com Article Highlights Family Feuds in the Probate Proce

    Forbes.com Article Highlights Family Feuds in the Probate Proce
    While I work with my clients to eliminate many of these challenges during the estate planning process, I saw the issues highlighted by this forbes.com article on probate and family feuds pop up all too often in my time as a probate judge,…
  • Feb 4

    Why a will is not enough (or why your estate plan should include a revocable trust)

    Why a will is not enough (or why your estate plan should include a revocable trust)
    Your will is a legally binding statement directing who will receive your property upon your death. It also appoints a legal representative, often called an “executor” or “personal representative,” to carry out your…
Rank this Week: 810

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/
  • Aug 26

    What is a Step up in Basis?

    What is a Step up in Basis?
    If you are familiar with the concept of capital gains, you may have heard of the term “step up in basis.”  Generally speaking, capital gains is the difference between the purchase price and the sales price of a…
  • Aug 4

    Free Report: Understanding the Nevada Uniform Transfers to Minors Act

    Free Report: Understanding the Nevada Uniform Transfers to Minors Act
      The first piece of federal legislation addressing this issue was passed in 1956 and was known as the Uniform Gifts to Minors Act. The initial statute was based on an earlier law sponsored by the New York Stock Exchange and the…
  • Jul 30

    How are IRA Withdrawals Taxed During Retirement?

    How are IRA Withdrawals Taxed During Retirement?
    If creating your retirement plan has not been a priority, it is not too late to start.  Although Social Security will provide a sparse amount of retirement income, it will not guarantee a comfortable retirement.  Instead, you need…
Rank this Week: 3705

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    FLORIDA PROBATE LAW - WHO OWNS A DECEDENT'S ASHES?

    FLORIDA PROBATE LAW - WHO OWNS A DECEDENT'S ASHES?
    The parents of a deceased child were the sole heirs of the child’s estate. The child’s remains were cremated, and the parents could not agree on the final disposition of his assets. The father petitioned the probate court to…
  • Aug 25

    CHANGES TO FLORIDA LAW IMPACTING YOU

    CHANGES TO FLORIDA LAW IMPACTING YOU
    FLORIDA'S HEALTH CARE SURROGATE STATUTES: Effective October 1st, an individual may assign the power to a surrogate to make health care decisions for that person even if the person is not incapacitated. If there is ever a conflict between the…
  • Aug 21

    WHERE CAN WE FIND THOSE AGE 65 AND OLDER

    WHERE CAN WE FIND THOSE AGE 65 AND OLDER
    As the Baby Boomers reach retirement and older generations continue to live longer, more counties across America are turning gray (their hair). A new analysis finds that 97% of counties saw an increase in their 65-and-older population since…
Rank this Week: 1478

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/
  • Aug 26

    Who Is Competent to Make a Will?

    Who Is Competent to Make a Will?
    Your estate plan should be tailor-made to suit your specific needs, because your family is unique from every other. You should consider the life situation and personal proclivities of every person on your inheritance list. Slicing up a pie…
  • Aug 20

    What is Division of Assets? (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    What is Division of Assets? (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    Division of Assets is the name commonly used for the Spousal Impoverishment provisions of the Medicare Catastrophic Act of 1988. It applies only to married couples. The intent of the law was to change the eligibility requirements for Medi-Cal…
  • Aug 19

    FREE REPORT – A Family Guide on Medicaid/Medi-Cal Planning: What it is, How it Works, and Why You Need a Plan

    FREE REPORT – A Family Guide on Medicaid/Medi-Cal Planning: What it is, How it Works, and Why You Need a Plan
    It is possible to qualify for Medi-Cal and to preserve your resources. There are assets that are not counted, such as your home, your vehicle, and personal possessions. And, if you were to enter a nursing home, your spouse could keep his or…
Rank this Week: 1616

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Protect Yourself and Loved Ones through Estate Planning

    Protect Yourself and Loved Ones through Estate Planning
    If you have the means to do so, almost everyone - including veterans - might want to consider setting up a formal legal plan to protect your assets. This plan can protect you and your children, while protecting your eligibility...
  • Aug 24

    Elder Law 101: What Exactly is Elder Law, Anyway?

    Elder Law 101: What Exactly is Elder Law, Anyway?
    What exactly is Elder Law, anyway? This may have been a question you've asked yourself somewhere along the way. As the country's population ages and baby boomers find themselves facing their golden years, more and more people find themselves…
  • Aug 20

    Special Needs Planning

    Special Needs Planning
    It's never easy to discuss end of life plans. It's even more difficult when those plans must include determining care for a child or family member with special needs. There are the obvious issues of determining guardianship, establishing…
Rank this Week: 2823