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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    New Study Finds Link Between Excess Sugar & Alzheimer'

    New Study Finds Link Between Excess Sugar & Alzheimer'
    A new study’s finding claims that scientists have found a link between Alzheimer’s disease and excess sugar. More specifically, there is a correlation between a person’s blood sugar glucose and the disease, evincing that people with…
  • Feb 24

    The Movement for Pets to Be Buried with Their Owner

    The Movement for Pets to Be Buried with Their Owner
    Traditionally, the burial of a person’s pet is confined to pet cemeteries, where some states have allowed the owners to be buried with them. However, today, a growing movement is permitting pet owners to rest in peace with their beloved...
  • Feb 24

    Woman Wins Right to Die After Suffering from Eating Disorder

    Woman Wins Right to Die After Suffering from Eating Disorder
    A woman who battled a severe eating disorder for most of her life has died after winning the right to refuse forced feeding. A New Jersey judge granted her the right to “live free from medical intervention.” The legal battle...
Rank this Week: 114

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/
  • Feb 24

    I'm the only child and I'm the executor. Do I need probate to sell the house?

    I'm the only child and I'm the executor. Do I need probate to sell the house?
    Not all wills need to be probated, but sometimes it's not clear whether a will needs to go through that process in any given situation. A reader recently wrote to me to ask whether he needs probate in his specific case. Some of you will…
  • Feb 22

    Podcast: How to break up with your lawyer

    Podcast: How to break up with your lawyer
    Our latest podcast is up and ready. This is perhaps my favourite one so far. It's about "breaking up with" your lawyer and getting your stuff back. It's the kind of practical information people can use when they think things are…
  • Feb 21

    When a lawyer makes a new will for a client, does the beneficiary under the earlier will have rights?

    When a lawyer makes a new will for a client, does the beneficiary under the earlier will have rights?
    One of the questions I hear regularly from clients, blog readers, and seminar attendees is "can he do that?" Sometimes they are asking about what executors can do and at other times they want to know about beneficiaries. And in some…
Rank this Week: 4735

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

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

    Dynasty Disasters – Intergenerational Wealth

    Dynasty Disasters – Intergenerational Wealth
    Running an intergenerational family-owned company can be very challenging. How do you balance present family and lifestyle goals, with operating a successful and growing company? How do you choose what is best for the family and its…
  • Feb 16

    Death of the Death Tax?

    Death of the Death Tax?
    On January 10, 2017, Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) introduced H.R. 631, the “Death Tax Repeal Act of 2017.” While this bill resembles a similar bill that failed to become law in 2015, with the 2016 elections, the political landscape…
  • Feb 13

    Brighton Jones Event – Women Living a Richer Life

    Brighton Jones Event – Women Living a Richer Life
    Join us March 23rd for an empowering day of coaching, connections, and conversation at Brighton Jones Women Living a Richer Life Summit.The event will begin with Michelle Williams sharing her inspiration and vision for the Women Living a…
Rank this Week: 4896

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Trusts for Tots and Teenager

    Trusts for Tots and Teenager
    Children under the age of 18 cannot directly inherit more than a small amount of money. If you make no provisions in your Will, a court will appoint a property guardian to manage your child’s assets until he reaches 18. The property…
  • Feb 7

    The Importance of Beneficiary Designation

    The Importance of Beneficiary Designation
    A holding by the U.S. Supreme Court in Kennedy v. Plan Administrator for DuPont Savings and Investment Plan, et al. makes clear the importance of keeping on top of estate planning matters. In that case, a divorced father did not take all of…
  • Feb 7

    The Importance of Beneficiary Designation

    The Importance of Beneficiary Designation
    A holding by the U.S. Supreme Court in Kennedy v. Plan Administrator for DuPont Savings and Investment Plan, et al. makes clear the importance of keeping on top of estate planning matters. In that case, a divorced father did not take all of…
Rank this Week: 4361

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning topics such as conservatorship, guardianship, health care and advanced directive, living trusts, and probate. By Law Office of Scott D. Soady, A Professional Corporation

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    The Importance of Properly Funding a Living Trust

    The Importance of Properly Funding a Living Trust
    As any estate planning lawyer can tell you, a living trust can help you avoid probate, as assets in a trust do not pass under your will, which can save your heirs time and money. However, an improperly executed trust can lead to unnecessary…
  • Feb 23

    What Happens When Children Manipulate a Parent’s Estate Plan?

    What Happens When Children Manipulate a Parent’s Estate Plan?
    Sibling rivalry is a natural part of childhood and growing up. When sibling rivalry continues into adulthood, it can have negative consequences for a parent’s estate planning. In some cases an adult child may even attempt to manipulate…
  • Feb 22

    The Significance of Separate and Community Property in California Estate Planning

    The Significance of Separate and Community Property in California Estate Planning
    California is a community-property state. This means that assets acquired during the course of a marriage are considered the equal property of both spouses. For estate planning purposes, one spouse may only dispose of his or her 50% share of…
Rank this Week: 1816

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covering estate planning, elder law, special needs planning, and veteran's benefits in Virginia. By Hook Law Center.

http://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Feb 24

    Beware Hospital “Outpatient” Observation Statu

    Beware Hospital “Outpatient” Observation Statu
    Picture this: You’re 80 years old and you suffer a fall that lands you in the hospital for a week. At the end of your stay, you are discharged to a rehab facility for three weeks of rehabilitation and skilled nursing care. The time you…
  • Feb 20

    Exceptions to Medicaid Estate Recovery

    Exceptions to Medicaid Estate Recovery
    A large number of clients worry about the consequences of utilizing Medicaid to pay for long-term care. Most importantly, they have received information from non-legal professionals that Medicaid will take their home or that the spouse will…
  • Feb 13

    Issues to Consider when Your Child Goes off to College

    Issues to Consider when Your Child Goes off to College
    It’s February, folks. That means that college acceptance letters will soon be arriving via email, snail mail or however they get around these days. Once the initial euphoria has worn off and you know that your child is definitely going…
Rank this Week: 1245

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: 5053

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Feb 24

    Virginia Misdemeanor and Felony Classification

    Virginia Misdemeanor and Felony Classification
    If you’re accused of violating the law in Virginia, you may be wondering if you’re charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. The difference between a misdemeanor and a felony is what the potential range of punishments are. In…
  • Feb 7

    Driving on a Suspended License Virginia for a 4th Offense

    Driving on a Suspended License Virginia for a 4th Offense
    If you are charged with driving on a suspended license in Virginia, the punishment can vary quite a bit depending upon how many prior offenses you may have had for driving suspended. If this is your 4th offense you may be in quite a bit of…
  • Jan 19

    [VIDEO] Over 900 Drivers Took This Quiz, 74% Missed 1 Question

    [VIDEO] Over 900 Drivers Took This Quiz, 74% Missed 1 Question
    We did a quiz of hundreds of Virginians, to see if people know their rights when interacting with the police during a traffic stop. The results? A lot of people did really well, but a lot of people missed a couple of questions on the quiz,…
Rank this Week: 1656

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/
  • Feb 24

    Grand Opening: Rock Candy Provides Coworking Opportunity in Lititz

    Grand Opening: Rock Candy Provides Coworking Opportunity in Lititz
    Coworking has officially come to Lititz. Last night, Rock Candy held its launch party at its location at Pod # 2 in Rock Lititz, which is a 250,000 square foot shared work space. Rock Candy is a collaboration between Anne Kirby (of The Candy…
  • Feb 15

    Employment Law Update: Court Holds Internet-Based Noncompetition Agreement Enforceable

    Employment Law Update: Court Holds Internet-Based Noncompetition Agreement Enforceable
    Imagine this scenario: you’re excited about your new job with a large payroll processing company, and as a part of the employment offer, you’re directed to a company website that contains the terms of a stock award program. You…
  • Feb 10

    The Law According to Planet Money

    The Law According to Planet Money
    It’s no secret that I’m an avid podcast listener – I’ve previously covered Podcasts and the Law on this blog and if you follow me on Twitter, approximately one in three tweets…
Rank this Week: 1013

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/
  • Feb 24

    Fixing a Broken Trust

    Fixing a Broken Trust
    We recently posted about situations that may make it important to revise your estate plan, and about how reviewing your estate plan is an important part of ensuring it is accurate and secure. One component of an estate plan that continues to…
  • Feb 20

    Including Asset Protection Clauses in Your Estate Plan

    Including Asset Protection Clauses in Your Estate Plan
    Comprehensive estate plans often include precautionary measures that ensure your assets are protected and distributed according to your wishes. Many times, many of your assets will be distributed to your spouse. However, it is important to…
  • Feb 17

    The Basics of a Revocable Trust

    The Basics of a Revocable Trust
    There can be a lot of confusing terms involved in comprehensive estate planning. Estate plans are meant to be individual and flexible, and a New York estate planning attorney can provide you with a variety of options that help you create a…
Rank this Week: 4674

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
  • Feb 24

    A Conflicts Check Can Save You

    A Conflicts Check Can Save You
    A global law firm recently embarrassed itself by not doing a simple conflicts check. As Joe Patrice in his blog post for Above the Law explains, Dentons’ attorneys shot off a letter demanding a retraction from CNN for a story on…
  • Feb 22

    Caution! Sever a Joint Tenancy Before Conveying the Interest to a Third Party

    Caution! Sever a Joint Tenancy Before Conveying the Interest to a Third Party
    As a graduation present, your client purchases her son a home. Although the plan was for the son to live there alone, the client and her son take title as joint tenants. Years later, your client remarries and asks you to convey her interest…
  • Feb 17

    How to Prepare a Trial Outline

    How to Prepare a Trial Outline
    Heading to trial? Start your planning by preparing a trial outline. Here are the key things to include and a sample outline to give you an idea how it looks. The basics for any trial outline are: A list of all essential elements of the case.…
Rank this Week: 209

All About Estates

All About Estates

Covers estates, trusts, tax, litigation, guardianship and elder care.

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Feb 24

    Testamentary Letter of Wishes- Part 2

    Testamentary Letter of Wishes- Part 2
    In my last blog post of January 27, 2017, I discussed testamentary letters of wishes and some of the benefits and potential pitfalls of their use. For the purposes of the post, I limited the discussion to testamentary letters of wishes which…
  • Feb 22

    I Know I Put it Somewhere.

    I Know I Put it Somewhere.
    This Blog was written by: Holly Allardyce I once attended a networking event where we all had to name an aspect of our jobs that we enjoy. I volunteered that I liked knowing I had located all of a deceased person’s valuables. The…
  • Feb 21

    Issue Estoppel – Stopping a Second Kick at the Can

    Issue Estoppel – Stopping a Second Kick at the Can
    The discovery of holographic wills always send up red flags to estates litigators, especially when the holographic will is a dramatic departure from the prior distribution of the estate. While questions of fraud immediately come to mind,…
Rank this Week: 3272

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
  • Feb 24

    Can Someone With Signs of Dementia Sign Legal Documents in Virginia?

    Can Someone With Signs of Dementia Sign Legal Documents in Virginia?
    Millions of individuals are affected by memory care issues in their lifetime. Unfortunately, it is usually after a medical diagnosis of dementia that many families begin to think about estate planning. This is a mistake and why it is so…
  • Feb 17

    Can You Receive Social Security Disability Benefits for Mental Disorders in Virginia?

    Can You Receive Social Security Disability Benefits for Mental Disorders in Virginia?
    Mental disorders such as PTSD, OCD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia can be debilitating for the sufferer. For those who are unable to work because of a severe mental disorder, Social Security Disability benefits may…
  • Feb 17

    Can You Receive Social Security Disability Benefits for Mental Disorders in Virginia?

    Can You Receive Social Security Disability Benefits for Mental Disorders in Virginia?
    Mental disorders such as PTSD, OCD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia can be debilitating for the sufferer. For those who are unable to work because of a severe mental disorder, Social Security Disability benefits may…
Rank this Week: 4478

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/blog
  • Feb 24

    What Is Your Estate?

    What Is Your Estate?
    Your estate is everything you own whether it is owned in just your name or with somebody else.  It is all of your stuff.  Everything you own, wherever it is, and whoever you own it with.  This includes your real estate, money,…
  • Jan 24

    What Are The Issues With a DIY Will?

    What Are The Issues With a DIY Will?
    Your Last Will and Testament is a legal document in which you make your final gifts, leave instructions for paying creditors, and nominate guardians for your children.  In addition, you pick somebody to oversee the disposition of your…
  • Dec 9

    December 2016 News and Fun

    December 2016 News and Fun
    Quotables “Remind yourself that you cannot fail at being yourself.”  Wayne Dyer “7 things to give up: 1. People pleasing. 2. Doubting yourself. 3. Negative thinking. 4. Fear of failure. 5. Criticizing yourself. 6.…
Rank this Week: 1881

Florida Elder Law and Estate…

Florida Elder Law and Estate Planning

Provides news and views on current topics in elder law, estate planning, wills and trusts, caregiver issues, probate and estate administration, Medicaid and Veterans benefits, other issues of importance to seniors and their families. By Joseph S. Karp.

http://karplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    The perils of outdated beneficiary designation

    The perils of outdated beneficiary designation
    "But I just want a simple will!" "I'm not rich!" That's how some new clients respond when our attorneys ask to see a list of their assets and how they are owned (titled). We make the same request when we meet with clients…
  • Feb 18

    Medicare staff still using improvement standard to deny claim

    Medicare staff still using improvement standard to deny claim
    Medicare beneficiaries must be covered for skilled nursing, home health and outpatient therapies if the services help them maintain their level of functioning, even if the patient is not "improving." This was made clear in the Jimmo…
  • Feb 10

    Trump executive order creates more uncertainty for retirement advisor fiduciary rule

    Trump executive order creates more uncertainty for retirement advisor fiduciary rule
    As I explained in my June 2016 post, a Department of Labor policy, originally set to go into effect April 1, requires brokers giving advice on retirement accounts to put their clients' best interests above their own. For example, given the…
Rank this Week: 4879

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    Estate Planning for Digital Account

    Estate Planning for Digital Account
    When you think about estate planning, most people think about their physical possessions, their real estate and their financial assets, but in this day and age, you also need to consider your digital assets.   You may have as much…
  • Feb 21

    Recent Decision by New Jersey’s Appellate Division Clarifies Requirements for Rice Notice to Employee Whose Employment May be Terminated

    Recent Decision by New Jersey’s Appellate Division Clarifies Requirements for Rice Notice to Employee Whose Employment May be Terminated
    Our employment attorneys represent New Jersey public sector employees in disputes with their governmental employers.  One area in which we frequently see disputes is the failure to give a “Rice Notice” to employees whose…
  • Jan 25

    Educational Emergency Certificates and their Effect on Tenure

    Educational Emergency Certificates and their Effect on Tenure
    In New Jersey, certifications are generally required for all professional staff members in public schools and other institutions regulated by the New Jersey Department of Education.  There are various types of certificates based on the…
Rank this Week: 3828

Digital Hereinafter

Digital Hereinafter

Legal practice blog with a focus on solo-small estate planning firm practice. By the Law Office of Smilie G. Rogers, PLLC.

http://www.maineestateattorney.com
  • Feb 23

    Age 70 1/2 Confusion for Retirement Account

    Age 70 1/2 Confusion for Retirement Account
    This article from the Slott Report, https://www.irahelp.com/slottreport/age-70-%C2%BD-confusion-retirement-accounts, concisely explains the rules regarding when you have to take your first Required Minimum Distribution. Besides the Slott…
  • Jan 28

    Nadeau v. Thorn, MA SJC-12205

    Nadeau v. Thorn, MA SJC-12205
    MA Supreme  Judicial Court appeal hearing in Nadeau V. Thorn. 1-5-2017.  http://www.suffolk.edu/sjc/archive/2017/SJC_12205.html Summary: Administrative Law; MassHealth Benefits– Whether the settlor is entitled to…
  • Jan 27

    THIS IS SERIOUS…

    THIS IS SERIOUS…
    As Ming Ming on Wonder pets says THIS IS SERIOUS…a ten year lookback period for MaineCare Planning, block grants (when the State’s money runs out, MaineCare eligibility runs out). The long-term care planning landscape is likely…
Rank this Week: 1262

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

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

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 191

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Feb 23

    When Is a Living Trust the Best Option?

    When Is a Living Trust the Best Option?
    A well rounded and comprehensive estate plan will typically include a number of different strategies and tools beyond a basic Last Will and Testament. One of the most popular additions to a comprehensive estate plan is a trust. Although all…
  • Feb 21

    When Does the Federal Gift Tax Apply?

    When Does the Federal Gift Tax Apply?
    Creating a comprehensive estate plan requires taking a number of different concerns into consideration. Some of those concerns will be unique to your estate planning needs and objectives; however, one concern that everyone should consider…
  • Feb 16

    How Nursing Home Costs Impact Your Estate Plan

    How Nursing Home Costs Impact Your Estate Plan
    When you think about the factors that impact your estate plan you likely focus on factors related to the division of your estate assets. While the distribution of your estate assets may indeed be at the core of your estate plan, you will not…
Rank this Week: 2357

New Jersey Estate Planning Center…

New Jersey Estate Planning Center Blog

Covers New Jersey estate planning. By Media Law Group.

http://www.jerseyestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Feb 22

    Key Questions That Single Parents Need to Ask About Their Estate Planning

    Key Questions That Single Parents Need to Ask About Their Estate Planning
    Estate planning is even more important when you are a single parent because you have primary concerns about your minor children. The general estate planning concerns for minor children of a single parent is similar to the estate planning…
  • Feb 15

    The Signs of Elder Financial Abuse

    The Signs of Elder Financial Abuse
    In the event that you have an elderly loved one who is showing some signs of limited capacity and you are concerned about the management of his or her financial affairs, it may be time to talk with your elderly loved one as well as his or her…
  • Feb 9

    Estate Planning from Your 50s Through Your 80

    Estate Planning from Your 50s Through Your 80
    Appropriate estate planning is important for anyone regardless of the size of your estate. However, as you get older your priorities will shift and your situation may change, meaning that estate planning could become an even more important…
Rank this Week: 4807

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    A California Estate Tax?

    A California Estate Tax?
    There is a federal estate tax, for now. The current president and both houses of Congress have indicated a desire to repeal the federal estate tax. Although the details of such a repeal have not been clearly defined. In response, CA state…
  • Feb 9

    Probate Code § 850 Petition

    Probate Code § 850 Petition
    1969 Shelby GT350The probate code permits an interested party to seek a judicial determination, i.e. an order, that property is owned by the decedent's estate or that the decedent's estate owns property that is really the property of another.…
  • Jan 26

    Allocating Attorney Fees in Trust Litigation

    Allocating Attorney Fees in Trust Litigation
    A beneficiary's share of the trust is like a pie. Just trust me on this. Actions have consequences. In the trust litigation context, a beneficiary is not able to file any action he or she wants with absolute immunity. "[W]hen a trust…
Rank this Week: 670

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Provides estate planning thoughts, news and planning ideas. By Gilfix & La Poll Associates LLP.

http://www.gilfix.com/blog/
  • Feb 22

    Why young adults should consider estate planning

    Why young adults should consider estate planning
    Under California law, once a child turns 18 years of age they are viewed as an adult. Entering adulthood involves taking steps to prepare for the unexpected, whether it is a sudden illness or a serious accident. No one likes to think of…
  • Jan 31

    Smartphone app helps nonverbal children communicate through symbol

    Smartphone app helps nonverbal children communicate through symbol
    Predictive typing firm SwiftKey has launched a smartphone app that aims to provide special needs children with an easier way to communicate. SwiftKey Symbols is described as an assistive symbol-based communication app specially designed for…
  • Jan 17

    California caregiver law aims to prevent elder abuse

    California caregiver law aims to prevent elder abuse
    The law seeks to enhance the safety of elderly and disabled people who receive private home care services from a caregiver who assists them with daily tasks. Senior citizens can often be vulnerable to abuse, whether it is physical, sexual,…
Rank this Week: 1643

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/
  • Feb 22

    Estate Planning and Funeral Arrangements: A Will will be too Late

    Estate Planning and Funeral Arrangements: A Will will be too Late
    Funeral and burial preplanning should be a part of every estate plan, but some web pages promoting estate planning can be misleading or impractical.   The estate planning page sponsored by Lawyers.com suggests that funeral…
  • Feb 18

    NPR’s Stories on the Funeral Industry: On Line Shopping

    NPR’s Stories on the Funeral Industry: On Line Shopping
    NPR’s second story on the funeral industry suggests that preplanning a funeral will typically require visits to multiple funeral homes. NPR led their story with a consumer attorney sharing his frustrations with getting price information…
  • Feb 15

    The Ecclesiastical Preneed Funeral Plan: Exceptional Financial Security

    The Ecclesiastical Preneed Funeral Plan: Exceptional Financial Security
    The promotional website for the Ecclesiastical Preneed Funeral Plan could easily be mistaken for that of a funeral home.  This church stresses to parishioners the need to not only plan their funeral, but to also make financial provisions…
Rank this Week: 4427

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2135

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 21

    Tips for Finding Retirement Volunteer Opportunitie

    Tips for Finding Retirement Volunteer Opportunitie
    Many individuals picture their retirement as being a time of quiet solitude but unfortunately, sometimes this isn’t always how it plays out. Individuals may wish to find a volunteer position in order to help them give back to the…
  • Feb 14

    How to Ensure That Your Estate Plan Reflects Your Life as You Get Older

    How to Ensure That Your Estate Plan Reflects Your Life as You Get Older
    Most individuals in their 50s have at least broached the subject of estate planning by consulting with a lawyer or taking a look at any wills that they’ve created years before. With many individuals today living well into their 70s and…
  • Feb 9

    Tips for Avoiding Social Isolation with Senior

    Tips for Avoiding Social Isolation with Senior
    Whether you’re an adult child concerned about an aging parent or growing concerned about your own social isolation, recognizing the signs and symptoms is often the first step to be taken to protect yourself. Sadly, isolation for senior…
Rank this Week: 1236

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/
  • Feb 21

    Reno Estate Planning Lawyer Explains the Benefits of a Spendthrift Trust

    Reno Estate Planning Lawyer Explains the Benefits of a Spendthrift Trust
    Trusts are an important type of agreement, characterized by trust and confidence. The agreement is made between a trustee and the person who created the trust, known as the grantor.  The trust agreement provides the trustee all of the…
  • Feb 21

    If My Estate Requires Probate, Will it Take a Long Time?

    If My Estate Requires Probate, Will it Take a Long Time?
    There are three common reasons most people choose to avoid probate.  Probate is a very public process, it can be rather expensive and, for some, it can take a long time. When trying to decide whether to take steps to avoid probate, many…
  • Feb 3

    How Do You Define Retirement Plan?

    How Do You Define Retirement Plan?
    While most people know that retirement planning is important, many do not have a good idea of what a retirement plan actually is.  A comprehensive retirement plan is essential if your goal is to retire comfortably.  But, even with a…
Rank this Week: 3670

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Feb 21

    Conditions a Bank Must Satisfy Before Filing a Foreclosure in Florida

    Conditions a Bank Must Satisfy Before Filing a Foreclosure in Florida
    If a bank intends to file a foreclosure, there are conditions (or steps) the bank must take prior to filing a lawsuit. Some of these conditions are set forth in federal and state law and others can be contained within the mortgage…
  • Feb 7

    Tenant Defenses to Residential Evictions in Florida

    Tenant Defenses to Residential Evictions in Florida
    In Florida, the portion of the landlord-tenant law relating to residential dwelling units (including, homes, apartments, mobile homes and condos) was written, in part, to protect tenants during the the eviction process. Under our statutory…
  • Jan 24

    Illegal Evictions in Florida

    Illegal Evictions in Florida
    Every day in Florida, there is a residential tenant dealing with a landlord who has committed an illegal act all in the name of the almighty dollar. Because landlords are still finding ways to harm tenants, the Florida legislature wrote…
Rank this Week: 4053

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
  • Feb 21

    Traffic Defense Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY

    Traffic Defense Attorneys in Ft. Thomas, KY
    You, your spouse, or your child was stopped and charged with DUI, DWI, Speeding, or multiple traffic offenses.  You need to have representation.  The fine is the least of your problems. Traffic offenses sounds simple, but many of…
  • Feb 10

    Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    You had a car accident or an injury at work, and now you are seeing more medical personnel then you ever even dreamed existed.  If there is a medical problem–lack of care, misdiagnosis, errors, omissions, or too early release from…
  • Jan 23

    Award Winning Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Award Winning Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
       Each year AVVO looks at the comments and ratings of an attorney by his clients. They issue awards to attorneys whose clients highly recommend them.  It is unusual for a firm to win two of these awards in a year, let alone to…
Rank this Week: 2275

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
  • Feb 21

    New Illinois Laws for 2017, Part 2: Unclaimed and Abandoned Property

    New Illinois Laws for 2017, Part 2: Unclaimed and Abandoned Property
    This is the second in a series of posts about new Illinois probate and estate laws taking effect in late 2016 or the beginning of 2017. A primary of the task of an executor or successor trustee is to ascertain and marshal the decedent’s…
  • Feb 7

    New Illinois Laws for 2017, Part 1: Fiduciary Access to Digital Asset

    New Illinois Laws for 2017, Part 1: Fiduciary Access to Digital Asset
    This post will be the first in a series of posts about new Illinois probate and estate laws taking effect in late 2016 or the beginning of 2017. I have been writing about the emerging issues surrounding estate planning for digital assets for…
  • Jan 9

    2017 Estate Tax Summary

    2017 Estate Tax Summary
    I previously provided summaries of estate and gift taxes for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. As with the last few years, the changes at the beginning of this year are primarily inflation adjustments. For 2017, the unified federal estate, gift and…
Rank this Week: 2325

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    DOES YOUR FORMER STATE OF RESIDENCE STILL BELIEVE YOU ARE A RESIDENT?

    DOES YOUR FORMER STATE OF RESIDENCE STILL BELIEVE YOU ARE A RESIDENT?
    The term “Snowbird” refers to an individual who spends their winters in one of the sunshine states (Florida, Arizona, etc..) and their summers in one of the cooler weather states (Northeast, Northwest, etc..). Most Snowbirds claim…
  • Feb 12

    FEDERAL ELDER ABUSE AND PREVENTION ACT ON THE HORIZON

    FEDERAL ELDER ABUSE AND PREVENTION ACT ON THE HORIZON
    The Elder Abuse and Prevention Act has a high chance of becoming law this year. The legislation has received substantial support among elderly advocacy groups because of its promise to make the world a safer place for seniors. Additionally,…
  • Feb 12

    EVEN THE WEALTHY FAIL TO UPDATE THEIR ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS

    EVEN THE WEALTHY FAIL TO UPDATE THEIR ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS
    In a 2016 study, 26% out of 3,105 wealthy individuals surveyed had a complete estate-planning strategy to transfer their wealth to the next generation. Further, only 54% had created a will, but most had not updated them. As a result, $1.5…
Rank this Week: 1581

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Actual Fraud is it Fraud to Receive Fraudulent Transfers?

    Actual Fraud is it Fraud to Receive Fraudulent Transfers?
    One issue that has come before the Supreme Court is what is actual fraud, and does actual fraud included fraudulent transfers.  Stated in another way, is it fraud to accept a fraudulent transfer.  For a long time the answer depended…
  • Feb 15

    Florida Estate Planning For Second Marriage

    Florida Estate Planning For Second Marriage
    In Florida it can be crucial to do Estate Planning For Second Marriage More and more Americans are getting remarried which is causing estate planning to become more complex.  People are living much longer than in the past, which means…
  • Feb 3

    The Importance of a Durable Power of Attorney

    The Importance of a Durable Power of Attorney
    A Durable Power of Attorney is an important document, but sometimes having one can cause problems. A recent Florida court ruling scored a major win in the fight against elder abuse. The case established that a health care proxy does not have…
Rank this Week: 334

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/
  • Feb 20

    Older veterans - help with home care cost

    Older veterans - help with home care cost
    Many older veterans are unaware that they can qualify for financial help in paying for the cost of home care. Most veterans completed their military service and moved on with their lives without looking to VA for any help.  But VA pension…
  • Feb 17

    What is a "Durable" Power of Attorney?

    What is a "Durable" Power of Attorney?
    A Power of Attorney is a legal document you use to authorize another person to act on your behalf. The rules governing powers of attorney are generally a matter of state law. Many state laws are based on the Uniform Power of Attorney Act. But…
  • Feb 16

    Why Younger People should have Will

    Why Younger People should have Will
    [The following article was written by Elizabeth White, attorney with Marshall, Parker and Weber.] It is easy to put off estate planning. Many estate planning documents don’t come into play until something bad occurs, such as death or…
Rank this Week: 4795

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Feb 20

    Estate Planning Concerns for Families with Children with Special Need

    Estate Planning Concerns for Families with Children with Special Need
    NY Attorney Helping with Estate Planning for Special Needs Families If you have a child with special needs, you must take extra caution when creating your estate plan. It does not matter whether your child with special needs is a minor or an…
  • Feb 13

    Ways to Avoid the Time and Expense of Probate Court

    Ways to Avoid the Time and Expense of Probate Court
    Hiring an Elder Law Attorney can Prevent the Expense of Probate Court for Families in Long Island, NY Everyone wants to pass on something to their children or other family members. You want everything that you have saved to go to those you…
  • Feb 6

    The Value of Hiring an Elder Law Attorney

    The Value of Hiring an Elder Law Attorney
    Everyone wants to pass on something to their children or other family members. You want everything that you have saved to go to those you love. The last thing you want is to give what you have worked so hard for to the government by paying…
Rank this Week: 2575

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Feb 19

    Solving Only One-Half of the Problem (Part 2)

    Solving Only One-Half of the Problem (Part 2)
                    Last week I was telling you about a very typical call in our office.  Joe and Mary went to see an attorney to get their affairs in order when they…
  • Feb 12

    Solving Only One-Half of the Problem

    Solving Only One-Half of the Problem
                    Joe called me because the hospital social worker suggested it.  His wife, Mary had been in the hospital but was now ready to be discharged.…
  • Feb 5

    New Jersey Courts Decide Case Involving Estate Recovery and Elective Share (Part 2)

    New Jersey Courts Decide Case Involving Estate Recovery and Elective Share (Part 2)
                    Last week I told you about a case that was just decided by a New Jersey court in which a family tried to avoid the impact of New Jersey’s…
Rank this Week: 2059

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Cover estate planning for gays and lesbians. By Kenneth Vercammen.

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    Free Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar NJ

    Free Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar NJ
      Metuchen LibraryWills, Estate Planning & Probate SeminarApril 24 at 7:00pm Free community program 480 Middlesex Ave. Metuchen, NJ 08840 WILLS & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION-PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND MAKE PLANNING EASY SPEAKER:…
  • Feb 1

    Edison Library New NJ Estate Tax Law, Wills, & Estate Seminar 2017 dates: February 13 & Feb 28

    Edison Library New NJ Estate Tax Law, Wills, & Estate Seminar 2017 dates: February 13 & Feb 28
        Edison LibraryNew NJ Estate Tax Law, Wills, & Estate Seminar 2017 dates:February 13 at 7pm  Clara Barton Library 141 Hoover Ave, Edison, NJ 08837 (732) 738-0096February 28 Edison Library Main Branch 340…
  • Jan 22

    Codicil to a Will

    Codicil to a Will
    Codicil to a WillCodicil to a WillA written revision to a Will is called a Codicil. An individual can have a Codicil to his or her Will as long as the 
Codicil meets certain requirements. The codicil must be signed 
and witnessed…
Rank this Week: 4372

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

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

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    Wills and Estate Planning for Teacher

    Wills and Estate Planning for Teacher
    Wills and Estate Planning for TeachersBy Kenneth Vercammen, Esq.          Teachers work on an average more than 80,000 hours in a lifetime. In spite of all our resources and the assets we earn during…
  • Feb 19

    Wills and Estate Planning for Funeral Director

    Wills and Estate Planning for Funeral Director
    Wills and Estate Planning for Funeral DirectorsBy Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. Where there’s No Will …    If you do not write a Will, the State has already written one for you. Your assets go to whoever a state law says…
  • Feb 19

    Wills and Estate Planning for Physical Therapist

    Wills and Estate Planning for Physical Therapist
    Wills and Estate Planning for Physical TherapistsBy Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. Where there’s No Will …    If you do not write a Will, the State has already written one for you. Your assets go to whoever a state law…
Rank this Week: 599

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Feb 17

    Planning for the Surviving Spouse

    Planning for the Surviving Spouse
    So much of estate planning and Elder Law revolves around uncertainty. Nobody knows how long they will live. Will they end up in a nursing home? Will the federal estate tax change? Will Ohio bring back the estate tax? While we may not know the…
  • Feb 10

    When is an Asset Protection Trust Right for Me?

    When is an Asset Protection Trust Right for Me?
    As an Elder Law Attorney, I am often asked this question. The simple answer follows. If you have something you don’t want to lose to the nursing home, an Asset Protection Trust is right for you. Just make sure you set it up and fund it…
  • Jan 30

    QIT 101

    QIT 101
    More and more, people are hearing they need Qualified Income Trusts — a QIT — to stay on or receive Medicaid benefits at home or in the nursing home. It’s just another in a long line of recent changes to Ohio Medicaid…
Rank this Week: 2631

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

Covers estate planning, tax law, and real estate law.

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Feb 17

    Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP Opposes City of Santa Barbara’s Anti-SLAPP Motion

    Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP Opposes City of Santa Barbara’s Anti-SLAPP Motion
    On February 16, 2017, Travis C. Logue and Jason W. Wansor, attorneys with the Santa Barbara law firm of Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP, filed Theo Kracke’s Opposition to the City of Santa Barbara’s Anti-SLAPP (Strategic…
  • Feb 14

    Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust

    Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust
    For most people, estate planning includes transferring assets to their children or grandchildren without paying any taxes.  The problem is that these transfers are typically subject to federal taxes.  The transfers are either…
  • Jan 31

    Family Limited Partnership

    Family Limited Partnership
    You have worked long and hard to accumulate your investment properties. Now you are faced with the problem of how best to plan for transfers to family members without having your investments decimated by income and estate taxes. If you make…
Rank this Week: 1615

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
  • Feb 17

    Can I Use a Transfer on Death Deed to Transfer My Car Without Probate?

    Can I Use a Transfer on Death Deed to Transfer My Car Without Probate?
    The Texas Transfer on Death Deed allows owners of real estate to transfer their property to beneficiaries outside the probate process. The Deed works like a beneficiary designation on an insurance policy or retirement plan. It allows you to…
  • Feb 10

    Are Stepchildren Legal Heirs in the State of Texas?

    Are Stepchildren Legal Heirs in the State of Texas?
    When someone dies without a Will in Texas, their assets pass according to a statutory formula that takes into account a number of factors, such as whether they are married or single, whether they have children, and if they are married,…
  • Jan 27

    Can an Individual Create a First Party Special Needs Trust for His or Her Own Benefit?

    Can an Individual Create a First Party Special Needs Trust for His or Her Own Benefit?
    A Special Needs Trust (SNT), also known as a Supplemental Needs Trust, is a trust created to hold the property of a disabled beneficiary and distribute supplemental funds to that individual in a way that preserves his or her eligibility for…
Rank this Week: 5134

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
  • Feb 16

    LLC, Corporation, Trade Name, Trademark: Which Do I Need?

    LLC, Corporation, Trade Name, Trademark: Which Do I Need?
    You want to protect your business, but what legal strategy will help you to protect it best? This might sound a little like something Yoda would say, but the particular strategy or strategies will depend upon what you are most interested in…
  • Feb 9

    Fraudulent Conveyances & Asset Protection

    Fraudulent Conveyances & Asset Protection
    Although the idea of asset protection, i.e. protecting assets from creditors of the a person who owns them, may seem simple at first glance, it's not. In reality, implicit in asset protection is a rather nuanced process of dealing with the…
  • Feb 7

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute
    If a person dies without a will in Arizona, can that person's children who were adopted by another person or persons still inherit from the decedent's probate estate? It depends. Arizona's Intestacy statue provides the following, in part: B.…
Rank this Week: 4766

Estate Planning and Asset…

Estate Planning and Asset Protection

By Winblad Law PLLC. Addresses estate plans for Oklahoma residents.

http://winbladlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 15

    How to Apply for Medicaid Nursing Home or Nursing Care Benefit

    How to Apply for Medicaid Nursing Home or Nursing Care Benefit
    Applying for Medicaid can be confusing. Worse, doing it wrong or at the wrong time may result in the delay or denial of benefits.
  • Feb 9

    Is a Tithe or Giving to the Church a Medicaid No No?

    Is a Tithe or Giving to the Church a Medicaid No No?
    Medicaid coverage was denied a woman who faithfully gave to the Church for years. DHS issued a notice that she would be penalized in the form of a delay in coverage due to her giving. However, on appeal she prevailed. Her tithing was not a…
  • Dec 27

    Protecting Special Needs Children from Predator

    Protecting Special Needs Children from Predator
    Failing to provide for an individual with a special need may render them vulnerable to predators. A recent case describes how a boyfriend took part in drug use that left a daughter with severe brain damage. Later after her mom died, he…
Rank this Week: 1628

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/
  • Feb 14

    I Will be Speaking at the Legal Education Society of Alberta Capacity and Influence Course

    I Will be Speaking at the Legal Education Society of Alberta Capacity and Influence Course
    I have the honour of being included in the faculty for a course on Capacity and Influence, which will be held in both Edmonton and Calgary, presented by the Legal Education Society of Alberta.The course is chaired by John Poyser, author of…
  • Feb 8

    Court of Appeal Overturns Trial Decision in McKendry v. McKendry

    Court of Appeal Overturns Trial Decision in McKendry v. McKendry
    The presumption of resulting trust is a presumption of law that applies when one person gratuitously transfers property to another. The presumption is that the person transferring the property did not intend to make a gift, and that the…
  • Jan 17

    K.L.W v. Genesis Fertility Centre

    K.L.W v. Genesis Fertility Centre
    Mr. A.B. had serious medical problems throughout his life. He and his wife, K.L.W., wished to have children. He arranged to have his sperm stored by Genesis Fertility Centre, so that his wife could use his reproductive material to conceive a…
Rank this Week: 180

Pharos Law Group Blog

Pharos Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning and business planning topics.

http://pharoslaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 14

    Should you update your trust?

    Should you update your trust?
    If you already have a trust, you should be commended for your wise planning. However, as time passes and laws change, it makes sense to review and update your trust to ensure that it remains consistent with your goals. I spend…
  • Feb 2

    You have enough time (we all do)

    You have enough time (we all do)
    We tend to find time (i.e. make time) for things we value. That which we consider important gets our attention (and time), often at the expense of other stuff. I have been doing a lot of business travel lately and in the course of those…
  • Jan 19

    death of the death tax? what would repeal of estate tax mean for you and me?

    death of the death tax? what would repeal of estate tax mean for you and me?
    The Republicans have been talking about and working on repeal of the federal estate tax for years.  Now that Trump is on his way to the White House, there are many who believe that the federal estate tax (also known as death tax) will…
Rank this Week: 1843

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.czepigalaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 14

    Proposed Budget Could Prevent You From Getting Home Care in Connecticut

    Proposed Budget Could Prevent You From Getting Home Care in Connecticut
    By Lara Schneider Bomzer Governor Malloy has revealed his new budget plan to reduce a deficit close to $1.7 billion.  The plan includes cuts designed to freeze the number of recipients of who may be eligible for the “Category…
  • Feb 10

    The Scoop on Medicaid Block Grant

    The Scoop on Medicaid Block Grant
    By Brendan F. Daly Clients frequently ask me what effect repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will have on Medicaid. The answer depends on which version you read (the two leading contenders: House Speaker Paul Ryan’s plan or Health…
  • Feb 9

    Possible Estate Tax Cut in Connecticut!

    Possible Estate Tax Cut in Connecticut!
    By Paul T. Czepiga I just read a lot of detail on the Governor’s proposed budget that he released this week. In the midst of the drastic news about expenditure cut, there was actually some good news. The Governor is proposing to…
Rank this Week: 2076

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate topics in New York. By the Law Offices of Roman Aminov.

http://www.aminovlaw.com
  • Feb 14

    New York Estate Accountings: An Overview

    New York Estate Accountings: An Overview
    Being an executor or administrator of an estate come with many responsibilities. Collecting and insuring the estate’s assets, paying valid debts and expenses, filing income taxes, and list goes on. That’s why most clients look…
  • Nov 28

    Contesting a Will in New York: An Overview of Will Contest

    Contesting a Will in New York: An Overview of Will Contest
    People (usually those who have been disinherited) often wonder if they have any rights to contest a last will and testament of a loved one which they believe to be an invalid will. There may be many reasons why they believe the will to be a…
  • Aug 29

    Probating a Copy of a Lost Will in New York

    Probating a Copy of a Lost Will in New York
    In order to probate a will, i.e. to have it accepted by the Court as the decedent’s Last Will and Testament, New York States Surrogate’s Courts require the original Will to be turned over to the Court. What happens, however, if…
Rank this Week: 1224