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Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covers asset protection, estate planning, probate and income tax planning. By Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill P.A.

http://www.sbshlaw.com/blog
  • Oct 31

    Meaningful Last Word

    Meaningful Last Word
    “Harry” complained to me recently while reading over his estate planning documents. “These seem so…cold….so….’legal’…” he said slowly, searching for the right words. “I…
  • Oct 24

    Pour Over Will

    Pour Over Will
    Last summer Patti and I – along with another couple we are friends with – travelled to Portland Oregon, exploring that wonderful region of the Pacific Northwest. While there, we all took the opportunity to white-water raft the…
  • Oct 17

    What is a Trust Administration?

    What is a Trust Administration?
    There’s much confusion for family members when a loved one dies with a revocable trust. Often they believe that the successor trustee can simply wrap things up and distribute the trust assets right away. That’s not the case. When…
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Probate, Trusts and Estate Law…

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law Blog

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

http://www.calprobate.com/blog/
  • Oct 31

    California Estate Planning: What to Do if You Inherit a Library

    California Estate Planning: What to Do if You Inherit a Library
    One of the most difficult tasks facing someone taking care of a loved one's estate is figuring out which items are valuable. We all know that inherited fine art can be very valuable and should be evaluated by a professional and there are…
  • Oct 30

    Israelis in California: What You Need to Know About Guardianship Law

    Israelis in California: What You Need to Know About Guardianship Law
    Although it may be difficult to think about what may happen to your minor children in the event of your untimely death, it is vital to their future to plan for such a scenario. This is especially true for non-residents living in the United…
  • Oct 29

    California Guardianship Law: The Best Interests of the Child

    California Guardianship Law: The Best Interests of the Child
    Many parents in California believe that if they name a guardian in their will, that person is without a doubt the one who will raise their children in the event of your untimely death or sudden accident. However, under California guardianship…
Rank this Week: 2036

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Future Changes to State Estate Taxe

    Future Changes to State Estate Taxe
    Some states that have a state estate tax have enacted laws that create continuing change the estate tax over the coming years. These changes are primarily an increase the exemption amount or to move toward repeal of the estate tax...
  • Oct 31

    Book on Federal Gift, Estate, and Generation-Skipping Transfer Taxation of Life Insurance

    Book on Federal Gift, Estate, and Generation-Skipping Transfer Taxation of Life Insurance
    Lawrence Brody & Mary Ann Mancini published the third edition of their book entitled, Federal Gift, Estate, and Generation-Skipping Transfer Taxation of Life Insurance. Provided below is a description of the book from ABA: This concise…
  • Oct 31

    CLE on SCINS and Private Annuitie

    CLE on SCINS and Private Annuitie
    The ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law is presenting an eCLE entitled, SCINS and Private Annuities: Using Bet-to-Die Estate Planning Techniques, Thursday, November 20, 2014, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET. Here is why you should…
Rank this Week: 52

Fisher Law Blog

Fisher Law Blog

Covers estate planning and business succession. By Randall Fisher.

http://thefisherlawoffice.wordpress.com
  • Oct 31

    A West County Chamber Update — Widening of Maryland 175

    A West County Chamber Update — Widening of Maryland 175
    OK, it is no secret that I am on the Board of Directors of the West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce. So that means I pay attention to what is going on out there because changes in economic impact … Continue reading →
  • Oct 28

    Need a lawyer? Five things to remember….

    Need a lawyer? Five things to remember….
    We get it. No one wants to talk to lawyers. But there comes a time in everyone’s life—whether it be good news (Marriage), bad news (Divorce/Estate Administration) or something in the middle (Estate Planning, Asset Protection or…
  • Oct 24

    Use of LLCs for holding real estate: Pros and Con

    Use of LLCs for holding real estate: Pros and Con
    I read a colleague’s recent blog today about the pros and cons of using a Limited Liability Company (LLC) to hold investment real estate. It seems to be a popular topic because I spent last evening discussing the same thing…
Rank this Week: 4280

Cooper Elder Law

Cooper Elder Law

Covers Ohio estate planning, nursing home protection and qualifying for veterans benefits. By Thom L. Cooper Company, LPA.

http://cooperelderlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Oct 31

    Congratulations to Lauren Cooper!

    Congratulations to Lauren Cooper!
    Cooper, Adel & Associates would like to congratulate all the July 2014 Ohio State Bar applicants who received a passing score. A very special congratulations to our own Lauren Cooper, who has worked for the firm for the past five…
  • Oct 28

    Estate Planning for the Modern Farming Family

    Estate Planning for the Modern Farming Family
    By: Senior Attorney Dan Vu I have always found that farming families are more aware of the importance of proper estate planning than the general population. This is perhaps, because most farmers have a story or two of an estate plan that went…
  • Oct 21

    How Can You Reduce or Avoid High Trust Taxes?

    How Can You Reduce or Avoid High Trust Taxes?
    By Sandra K. Dennison, CPA A recent article in the Wall Street Journal describes a strategy to avoid taxes when you put money into a trust and when you take it out. Here’s a summary of how it works: In cases where Mom & Dad’s…
Rank this Week: 372

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

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

    Is There an Estate Tax in Connecticut?

    Is There an Estate Tax in Connecticut?
    You should educate yourself about taxation when you are engaged in your estate planning efforts. The transfer taxes that exist can have a significant impact on your financial legacy if you do not take the right steps to mitigate your…
  • Oct 29

    Consider Freelancing During Retirement

    Consider Freelancing During Retirement
    Studies are being released that indicate that the baby boomer generation is to a large extent unprepared for retirement. A 2011 survey conducted by the Associated Press and LifeGoesStrong.com found that upwards of 25% of the baby boomers they…
  • Oct 26

    What Is the Uniform Probate Code?

    What Is the Uniform Probate Code?
    The probate process is something that you should understand when you are making estate planning decisions. This process would come into play if you use a last will to direct the transfer of your personally held assets. These resources would…
Rank this Week: 2900

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

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

    How Do You Identify Your Future Leaders?

    How Do You Identify Your Future Leaders?
    Have you ever seen the most successful sales person fail at being successful as a sales manager? According to the July 2012 issue of the Harvard Business Review, often times when a super sales person is promoted to sales manager, one of the…
  • Oct 29

    Charity Begins at Home

    Charity Begins at Home
    I recently returned from Atlanta and the Carter Center. I am pleased to serve on the National Planned Giving Advisory Board of the Carter Center with many nationally recognized leaders in the fields of Estate Planning and Philanthropy. In our…
  • Oct 27

    4 Terrifyingly Common Email Marketing Boo-boos to Avoid Like Tainted Halloween Candy

    4 Terrifyingly Common Email Marketing Boo-boos to Avoid Like Tainted Halloween Candy
    What do marketing emails have in common with Halloween candy? Both will be immediately trashed if they are remotely suspicious, messy or creepy, or offered by strangers. You carefully inspect your children’s trick-or-treat goodies,…
Rank this Week: 3831

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Oct 31

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Milton C. Shedd (1922-2002) – Businessman & Philanthropist In a life that spanned almost 80 years, Milton Shedd spent more than 3,500 days on the ocean and extracted untold numbers of striped marlin and white sea bass. But he put…
  • Oct 29

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear. Rosa Park
  • Oct 29

    Chinese Trusts?

    Chinese Trusts?
    It is obvious that different cultures have different ways of doing things and different ways of looking at the world. These differences often lead to radically different ways of thinking and reasoning about what is right. They also lead to…
Rank this Week: 2969

North Carolina Estate Planning…

North Carolina Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.ncestateplanningblog.com/
  • Oct 31

    Title Issues in North Carolina Estates: Joint Tenant

    Title Issues in North Carolina Estates: Joint Tenant
    This post addresses the possible issues that may develop with one way of titling property: Joint Tenants with right of survivorship (JTWROS). JTWROS provides that the interest of a decedent in the titled property will pass directly to the…
  • Oct 29

    NC Estate Planning for Single

    NC Estate Planning for Single
    As the number of cohabiting unmarried couples rises, more families have multiple generations residing in a single household, and the law develops regarding the rights of married same-sex couples in North Carolina, a large demographic of our…
  • Oct 28

    Trends in 529 College Savings Plan

    Trends in 529 College Savings Plan
    As student loan debts are at historic highs, new families are responding by investing in the next generation’s college savings. Record high funding of 529 College Savings Plans was recently reported by financial asset management company…
Rank this Week: 1740

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/
  • Oct 30

    Dead Give Away: Reforms to the Tax Treatment of Charitable Bequest

    Dead Give Away: Reforms to the Tax Treatment of Charitable Bequest
    Individuals often include charitable bequests in their estate planning.  Such bequests are typically structured as: Gifts by one’s Will, where the testator directs his or her estate trustees to make a specific charitable gift on…
  • Oct 30

    Are Two Wills Better than One?

    Are Two Wills Better than One?
    It is said that two heads are better than one, except when those two heads contradict one another, leading to problems.  The same could be said about multiple wills. The use of multiple wills has become a popular technique in Ontario as…
  • Oct 29

    Ethical Wills and Estate Planning

    Ethical Wills and Estate Planning
    When you think about what you want to leave your loved ones, is it always the material assets that first come to mind?  Or, is it your wish to want to pass along life lessons, to the same extent you pass along bank accounts and…
Rank this Week: 790

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Oct 30

    Basic Estate Planning Questions – Why Do I Need an Estate Plan?

    Basic Estate Planning Questions – Why Do I Need an Estate Plan?
    In today’s post on basic estate planning questions we are going to turn our attention to one of the most basic estate planning questions of all. Namely, why is it that people in California need to create an estate plan? If you have been…
  • Oct 29

    Basic Estate Planning Questions – What is Elder Law?

    Basic Estate Planning Questions – What is Elder Law?
    In today’s blog post in our ongoing series on basic estate planning questions, we are going to focus a bit on the topic of elder law and why it is so important. Most people do not have much experience with elder law, and those who do…
  • Oct 28

    Basis Estate Planning Questions: What if I Don’t Have a Plan?

    Basis Estate Planning Questions: What if I Don’t Have a Plan?
    As a part of our ongoing series on basic estate planning questions, today we are going to look at what happens to your estate if you do not create a plan. If you have been reading along in our series, you know that everyone will leave behind…
Rank this Week: 2247

Ask Liza: Nolo's Estate Planning…

Ask Liza: Nolo's Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning and wills. By Liza Weiman Hanks.

http://blog.nolo.com/estateplanning/
  • Oct 30

    Creditor’s Claims and Trust Administration

    Creditor’s Claims and Trust Administration
    Dear Liza: I am the successor trustee of my parents trust.  The have both passed and I was told before I disburse the assets I need to advertise a Notice to Creditors. How long and how many times do I need to advertise?   Since I…
  • Oct 28

    Your Living Trust can hold an S Corporation

    Your Living Trust can hold an S Corporation
    Dear Liza: My son and I own an S corporation.   Can an S corp be put into a trust?  If not how would an S corp be put into a trust? Yes! You can put your S corporation into your living trust by transferring your ownership…
  • Oct 14

    The Right Plan for Now: Living Trust

    The Right Plan for Now: Living Trust
    Dear Liza,  I’m a young professional and would greatly appreciate your feedback on what type of trust, if any, would suit me well given my current financial and life position.  I’m single, 29 years old (30 later this…
Rank this Week: 2574

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/
  • Oct 30

    Retirees' options for accessing home equity

    Retirees' options for accessing home equity
    I've come across a very good article at Caregivers Solutions Magazine (one of my very favourite Canadian publications), written by the Professional Chartered Accountants of Ontario, that talks about two ways that seniors can get cash flow…
  • Oct 30

    Specialized drafting is best left to the lawyer

    Specialized drafting is best left to the lawyer
    Recently lawyer Chris Staples, who blogs at Estates and Elder Law in Canada, posted an article about why the drafting of wills is best left to lawyers. The logic behind this is simple: the law is complicated and even the smallest of language…
  • Oct 26

    Can you use your will to change joint ownership of property?

    Can you use your will to change joint ownership of property?
    Below is a question that illustrates a question that arises frequently among those planning their estates. It involves trying to work around a joint property designation. "We are trying to draw up a will. If one spouse dies, we want to…
Rank this Week: 4923

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 30

    The Do’s and Dont’s of Signing a Nursing Home Agreement

    The Do’s and Dont’s of Signing a Nursing Home Agreement
    When a person is admitted to a nursing home, often a family member manages the move. If you manage the transition into a nursing home, you may be asked to sign a nursing home admission agreement as the “responsible party.” These…
  • Oct 28

    Vanquish Estate Planning Vampires, Witches and Goblin

    Vanquish Estate Planning Vampires, Witches and Goblin
    At our recent Education Events for clients and friends, our “world-famous” panel of Attorneys and Paralegals discussed estate planning horror stories we’ve seen happen to families just like yours and how to avoid the same…
  • Oct 23

    Think Before You Gift

    Think Before You Gift
    One of the most frequent questions I am asked by clients is whether they should start giving away property prior to their death.  The most common rationale is the belief that these “deathbed gifts” may simplify matters after…
Rank this Week: 3829

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Oct 30

    If You Pay a Virginia ticket, Will You Get Points?

    If You Pay a Virginia ticket, Will You Get Points?
    Find out what happens if you pay your VA traffic ticket. Are you admitting guilt and will you get points? Contact me today to see what options you may have. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to…
  • Oct 29

    Will an Out of State Ticket Give You Points in Virginia?

    Will an Out of State Ticket Give You Points in Virginia?
    This is a question I get every week. Find out how out of state DMVs and courts communicate with the VA DMV and how your out of state charge can put points on your VA license. If you have a case in VA, contact me today for a free case strategy…
  • Oct 28

    Virginia Moving Violation…What should you do?

    Virginia Moving Violation…What should you do?
    If you have a moving violation in VA, contact me today for a free case strategy session. I’ll get all the facts of your case and let know what we can do to best the best possible outcome. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2014. |…
Rank this Week: 996

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

Covers Class III weapons topics for all of the 50 states. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.guntrustlawyer.com/
  • Oct 30

    Must / Should I carry a Copy of my ATF forms with the Firearm?

    Must / Should I carry a Copy of my ATF forms with the Firearm?
    This is another one of those issues where the answer is not can you do but what should you do. Technically, you do not have to have a copy of your Form 1 or Form 4 for anyone other than...
  • Sep 16

    ATF revises Form 1 and Form 5

    ATF revises Form 1 and Form 5
    ATF is pleased to announce the availability of revised ATF Form 1, Application to Make and Register a Firearm, and ATF Form 5, Application for Tax Exempt Transfer and Registration of Firearm. The ATF Form 1 has been revised to...
  • Sep 12

    What to do if the ATF rejects your Gun Trust Application to build a Machine Gun

    What to do if the ATF rejects your Gun Trust Application to build a Machine Gun
    You need to timely dispute the ATF denial. ATF is denying these applications under 922 (O) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), it shall be unlawful for any person to transfer or possess a machinegun. But if you read...
Rank this Week: 4441

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1351

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/
  • Oct 30

    Idaho Estate Planning - Charitable Giving Bill Gates Style

    Idaho Estate Planning - Charitable Giving Bill Gates Style
    With a little research, a family should be able to find a suitable home for their estate and leave a lasting legacy — whether they are rich, Bill-Gates-rich, or not wealthy at all.
  • Oct 29

    Idaho Elder Law - Financial Impacts of Elder Abuse

    Idaho Elder Law - Financial Impacts of Elder Abuse
    According to the new survey, the most common types of financial loss reported: funds disappearing from accounts (reported by 33%); unauthorized purchase of products or services (reported by 23%).
  • Oct 28

    Idaho Estate Planning - The Basic

    Idaho Estate Planning - The Basic
    Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Guardianship, Probate, Trusts and Estates, Asset Protection, Probate Court, Inheritance, Estate Planning Lawyer, Power of Attorney, Tax Planning, Will Changes, Probate Attorney
Rank this Week: 3325

Florida Elder Law and Estate Blog

Florida Elder Law and Estate Blog

Covers Florida estate planning, probate, and construction law issues. By the Law Office of R. Kellen Bryant., P.L.

http://www.eldercarelawjacksonville.com/
Rank this Week: 2219

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Oct 30

    Law-practice fl”AVVO”r of the Month.

    Law-practice fl”AVVO”r of the Month.
    See what I did there with “flavor?” You’re welcome. The law is a cottage industry. Starting with LSAT prep, the test itself, “How-To” Guides for law school, supplements, textbooks, Bar Prep, and then the Bar…
  • Oct 21

    “Who Gets My Twitter When I Die?”

    “Who Gets My Twitter When I Die?”
    Here’s our second installment to celebrate 2014 National Estate Planning Awareness Week: “Who Gets My Twitter (or Facebook or Feedly or Instagram or Pinterest) When I Die.” When we think about our estate—our…
  • Oct 20

    Be Aware of Your Estate Plan!

    Be Aware of Your Estate Plan!
    Today begins National Estate Planning Awareness Week. (Seriously—it’s a real thing.) So here’s our not-so-subtle nudge for you to become more aware about your estate plan. And then hire us to do help you! But first, a story:…
Rank this Week: 2374

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Oct 30

    Three Advantages of Donor Advised Fund

    Three Advantages of Donor Advised Fund
    There are a handful of different ways that estate planning attorneys assist clients who would like to donate resources to charitable causes. One choice that is growing in popularity is the Donor Advised Fund. These funds are administered by…
  • Oct 28

    Why Would Someone Need a Qualified Domestic Trust?

    Why Would Someone Need a Qualified Domestic Trust?
    There are numerous different Trusts that are used in the field of estate planning, and in this post we would like to look at Qualified Domestic Trusts. Let’s explain a bit about the estate tax parameters to provide the background that…
  • Oct 23

    What Is a TOD or POD Account in Cincinnati?

    What Is a TOD or POD Account in Cincinnati?
    Estate planning in Cincinnati, Ohio involves arranging for assets that you own now to be transferred to others after you die. There are many different ways to make this happen. Some of them are more effective than others. With this in…
Rank this Week: 3839

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/
  • Oct 30

    Can Medicaid Take My Home if My Daughter’s Name is on it too?

    Can Medicaid Take My Home if My Daughter’s Name is on it too?
    Many government benefits programs, such as Medicaid, have eligibility requirements that are based on the applicant’s income.  Income-based programs have income or asset limits that must not be exceeded in order to qualify. …
  • Oct 27

    The Difference between Traditional Estate Planning and Legacy Wealth Planning

    The Difference between Traditional Estate Planning and Legacy Wealth Planning
    Many of us spend a significant amount of time and energy accumulating our wealth.  After all of that hard work, there comes a time when we need to focus our efforts on preserving the wealth we have gathered for our families and the…
  • Oct 25

    Advance Directive

    Advance Directive
    Advance Directives from Deborah Sexton There are various types of advance directives, including living wills and durable powers of attorney for health care. Learn more about advance directives in this presentation.
Rank this Week: 1629

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

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

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2149

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://yourestatematters.com/blog/
  • Oct 30

    Tough Estate Planning Decisions – Disinheriting a Child

    Tough Estate Planning Decisions – Disinheriting a Child
    Estate planning often requires you to make difficult decisions; however, to ensure the success of your plan these decisions must be made. One decision that no one wants to make is the decision to disinherit a child or grandchild. If you find…
  • Oct 29

    How Do I Revoke My Trust?

    How Do I Revoke My Trust?
    Although your Last Will and Testament is likely the cornerstone of your estate plan, chances are good that your plan also includes additional estate planning tools and documents, such as a trust. In fact, trusts have become increasingly…
  • Oct 21

    What Is a Pour Over Will?

    What Is a Pour Over Will?
    Like many people, you may have decided to include a revocable living trust in your overall estate plan. If so, you may also have heard that you will also need to create and execute a “pour over” Will. A pour over Will is specific…
Rank this Week: 1608

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Oct 30

    Estate Planning in Awkward Situation

    Estate Planning in Awkward Situation
    Estate planning provides the opportunity to ensure that certain family valuables will be divided among loved ones. This process deserves special attention even in straight-forward situations. When the distribution of an inheritance involves a…
  • Oct 23

    How to Discuss Estate Planning with Your Family

    How to Discuss Estate Planning with Your Family
    Estate planning is often regarded as an issue better left untouched. Broaching the topic of death is understandably difficult for some people. Despite how it sounds, however, there are positives to discussing estate planning as a family. What…
  • Oct 16

    Ten Ways to Prepare for a Successful Retirement

    Ten Ways to Prepare for a Successful Retirement
    There is no better time than the present to start planning for your future. Although it can be confusing and stressful, with patience and discipline you can achieve a successful retirement plan. You cannot depend on Social Security or a…
Rank this Week: 2482

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Oct 30

    Differences Between Legal Separation and Divorce in South Carolina

    Differences Between Legal Separation and Divorce in South Carolina
    If  you are legally married, you and your spouse are partners in the eyes of the law. You cannot just sever this partnership without taking some type of official action. For most couples, divorce is the action taken to end their…
  • Oct 28

    Parenting Agreements in South Carolina Divorce

    Parenting Agreements in South Carolina Divorce
    In 2012, the laws on child custody in South Carolina changed when H 4614 was signed into law in June. The purpose of the new legislation was to define sole and joint custody. The law also imposed a new requirement on parents. Parents…
  • Oct 27

    South Carolina Family Court Jurisdiction

    South Carolina Family Court Jurisdiction
    In South Carolina, the Family Court has exclusive jurisdiction to handle all matters involving domestic and family relationships, including: Separate Maintenance and Support When you and your spouse have physically separated but do not yet…
Rank this Week: 2977

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    How Is Property Distributed When There Is No Last Will?

    How Is Property Distributed When There Is No Last Will?
    Studies are conducted periodically that attempt to put a finger on the pulse of the estate planning preparedness of adults in America. Unfortunately, they consistently find that most people do not have a last will in place. How would your…
  • Oct 28

    What Is a Qualified Domestic Trust?

    What Is a Qualified Domestic Trust?
    You must be aware of the lay of the land when it comes to the federal estate tax when you are planning your estate. This tax is a very big deal to people who have been able to accomplish an extraordinary level of financial success. There is a…
  • Oct 23

    Are Revocable Living Trusts Only for the Wealthy?

    Are Revocable Living Trusts Only for the Wealthy?
    Legal advice is invaluable when you are planning your estate, because people who are not aware of all the facts sometimes harbor misconceptions. One of them is the idea that trusts are only useful for the wealthy. There are trusts that are…
Rank this Week: 2980

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/
  • Oct 30

    October 30 Is Create a Great Funeral Day

    October 30 Is Create a Great Funeral Day
    Create a Great Funeral Day offers time to consider how you would like to be remembered and let loved ones know how you’d like your life celebrated. With advanced planning and discussion, the survivors’ experience can be so much…
  • Oct 28

    Gubernatorial Veto Impacts Many Medi-Cal Beneficiarie

    Gubernatorial Veto Impacts Many Medi-Cal Beneficiarie
    Medicaid is a jointly administered federal/state government health insurance program. In the state of California, this program is called Medi-Cal. Medi-Cal is a program that is only available to people who can prove that they have significant…
  • Oct 22

    Should I Have a Durable Power of Attorney?

    Should I Have a Durable Power of Attorney?
    Should I Have a Durable Power of Attorney? from Roy W. Litherland   Powers of attorney are often used within the legal field. Learn more about durable power of attorney in california in this presentation. The post Should I Have a Durable…
Rank this Week: 2254

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/
  • Oct 29

    Dempsey v. British Columbia

    Dempsey v. British Columbia
    British Columbia's Property Transfer Tax Act is an incoherent, and at times absurd, taxation statute. Apart from the dubious economic and social policy of a tax that adds to the cost of housing in the province with the least affordable…
  • Oct 16

    Continuing Legal Education Society Presentation on "Reining in the Rogue Trustee/Executor"

    Continuing Legal Education Society Presentation on "Reining in the Rogue Trustee/Executor"
    I am going to be speaking at the Continuing Legal Education Society course, Estate Litigation Update - 2014, next week on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, B.C. the course goes from 9:00 am to…
  • Oct 13

    John Poyser’s Capacity and Undue Influence

    John Poyser’s Capacity and Undue Influence
    John E. S. Poyser has written a remarkable textbook, Capacity and Undue Influence, published this year by Thomas Reuters Canada Limited. The book is about gratuitous wealth transfers including by will, beneficiary designations, through…
Rank this Week: 1238

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.wny-lawyers.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4543

Arizona Senior Law Blog

Arizona Senior Law Blog

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

http://www.arizonaseniorlaw.com/news/
  • Oct 29

    How Will ALTCS Affect Your Home?

    How Will ALTCS Affect Your Home?
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities Question: I have lived with my elderly mother for several years, doing everything in my power…
  • Oct 20

    Assets Key to Long-Term Care System

    Assets Key to Long-Term Care System
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities Question: I have been caring for my father for about a year, and I cannot provide him with…
  • Oct 13

    Living Trusts and ALTCS Planning

    Living Trusts and ALTCS Planning
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities Question: Several years ago, my wife and I set up a revocable living trust. We are…
Rank this Week: 2820

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud…

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud Blog

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

http://www.probatelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 29

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

    Using Celebrity Stories Is A Great Way To Bring Up Estate Planning
    MarketWatch.com recently featured an interesting article about the benefits that families gain by having the estate planning conversation early. Not only does it improve family relationships, it helps sets the stage and prepares family…
  • Oct 20

    Could The Amanda Bynes Dilemma Happen In Your Family?

    Could The Amanda Bynes Dilemma Happen In Your Family?
    The struggles of former child actress, Amanda Bynes, have been well-documented. She had numerous brushes with the law, including repeated drunk driving and other drug and alcohol-related charges, reported shoplifting attempts, and even more…
  • Oct 7

    Dispute Over Where To Bury Casey Kasem Teaches Lesson

    Dispute Over Where To Bury Casey Kasem Teaches Lesson
    The famed American Top 40 Countdown DJ passed away in June, at age 82, with a host of medical problems including advanced Lewy Body dementia. Now, almost four months later, Casey Kasem’s remains still have not been laid to rest.…
Rank this Week: 1085

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/
  • Oct 29

    Beneficiary Designations – The Number One Estate Planning Mistake

    Beneficiary Designations – The Number One Estate Planning Mistake
    Don’t forget to update your beneficiary designations any time there is a significant change in your life.
  • Oct 27

    It’s Never Too Soon To Be Savvy

    It’s Never Too Soon To Be Savvy
    It’s never too young to start saving and planning for your future, in fact it is best to start early.
  • Oct 24

    Estate Planning Gotchas During a Divorce

    Estate Planning Gotchas During a Divorce
    There are many estate planning issues to consider while you are getting a divorce and once the divorce is complete. Be sure to seek legal advice as soon as possible in these types of situations.
Rank this Week: 1383

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Oct 29

    Two or More APTs May Be Advisable In Some Situation

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

    Social Media Explosion Creates Even Greater Urgency for Asset Protection Planning

    Social Media Explosion Creates Even Greater Urgency for Asset Protection Planning
    An interesting article by Cindy Krischer Goodman in the Miami Herald provides some excellent examples of how fortunes today can change in an instant -- due to social media.  For example, racist comments in a private phone conversation…
  • Sep 29

    Ohio Legacy Trust Not Likely To Affect Your Income Taxe

    Ohio Legacy Trust Not Likely To Affect Your Income Taxe
    Clients frequently ask about potential income tax aspects of an Ohio Legacy Trust.  An Ohio Legacy Trust will likely have no effect at all on your income tax situation.  The trust will be structured so that it is a grantor trust…
Rank this Week: 4026

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/
  • Oct 29

    Choosing the Successor Trustee of Revocable Trust

    Choosing the Successor Trustee of Revocable Trust
    When you establish a revocable living trust, you typically appoint yourself as the initial trustee; in other words, you choose yourself to manage your own assets. You also choose a person or entity to succeed you as trustee, should you become…
  • Oct 22

    Per Stirpes and Per Capita Distribution of Asset

    Per Stirpes and Per Capita Distribution of Asset
    Statutes and legal documents often include strange language and curious terms that might not mean much to the average person.  Estate planning documents and their governing laws are certainly no exception.  While an estate planning…
  • Oct 5

    Free Report: Guardianships in Nevada

    Free Report: Guardianships in Nevada
    Understanding what a guardianship is, as well as what is required to establish one, can be extremely helpful in deciding whether or not a guardianship is necessary.  Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Determining Incapacity What…
Rank this Week: 1636

Long Island Estate Planning…

Long Island Estate Planning Questions & Answers

Covers estate planning, probate, wills, trusts, and guardianships. By Albert Gurevich.

http://longislandestatesattorney.com/faqs/
  • Oct 29

    What Do I Do After Someone Dies on Long Island – Introduction

    What Do I Do After Someone Dies on Long Island – Introduction
    Handling the First Days After Losing a Loved One Nearly everyone is confused about what they should do when a loved one has died. In some cases you may be in shock and be grieving, but it is wise to make sure that everything gets done…
  • Oct 6

    Types of Custodial Accounts and How They Work on Long Island

    Types of Custodial Accounts and How They Work on Long Island
    There are situations when someone wants to transfer money or other property to a child and for whatever reason, usually to avoid costs, does not want to set up a formal trust. Transferring money directly to a minor may be difficult for many…
  • Sep 29

    Is the Trustee Required to Provide a Copy of the Trust or Financial Record

    Is the Trustee Required to Provide a Copy of the Trust or Financial Record
    Knowing Your Rights as a Long Island Trust Beneficiary While the majority of trusts on Long Island are handled without any issues between the beneficiary and the trustee, there are times where tensions may arise. A big source of tension can…
Rank this Week: 3718

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
  • Oct 29

    Should You Move for Mistrial?

    Should You Move for Mistrial?
    Certain things that happen during trial may be so improper and prejudicial that they deprive a party of the right to a fair trial. That’s when counsel may move for a mistrial. But just because you can doesn’t mean you should. Like…
  • Oct 27

    Keeping Tabs on a Bad Neighbor

    Keeping Tabs on a Bad Neighbor
    When a conflict arises between neighbors, attorneys often recommend that their clients keep a record of events. A written log of dates and times is one thing, but a video or audio recording can easily step over the line from keeping tabs to…
  • Oct 24

    2 Ways to Lose Credibility in Court

    2 Ways to Lose Credibility in Court
    You likely start out with credibility in the eyes of the judge. After all, you’re an officer of the court. But that initial benefit of the doubt can easily slip away, and once you’ve lost your credibility, the case may not be far…
Rank this Week: 2905

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Covers estate planning, real property acquisition, personal injury, will disputes, commercial litigation, business and corporate law, and institutional lending.

http://gouldcooksey.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2583

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 29

    Why You Should Keep Your Will Up to Date

    Why You Should Keep Your Will Up to Date
    Your life isn’t stagnant. Why should your will be? After all, a Last Will and Testament is really a reflection of the life you lead — the things you own, the people love you, and the place you call home. But … Continue…
  • Oct 26

    Social Security Increase for 2015

    Social Security Increase for 2015
    Social Security announced this week that 2015 benefits will increase by 1.7%. The increase is ties to the Cost of Living Adjustment, and will begin on December 31, 2014. All changes to Social Security for 2015
  • Oct 22

    New Hope for Veterans Discharged Because of PTSD

    New Hope for Veterans Discharged Because of PTSD
    Previous generations didn’t understand post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as we do today. Unfortunately, that led to many Vietnam-era veterans receiving an other-than-honorable discharge. And for decades, thousands of those…
Rank this Week: 3963

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Oct 29

    ICYMI: Tandy C. Patrick Explains Why You Should Hire a Lawyer When Signing a Purchase Contract

    ICYMI: Tandy C. Patrick Explains Why You Should Hire a Lawyer When Signing a Purchase Contract
    In October’s Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD partner Tandy C. Patrick discussed why hiring a lawyer when signing purchase contracts is a wise idea. Read her advice below and don’t miss our monthly legal…
  • Oct 24

    Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) Stay Lifted by D.C. Circuit

    Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) Stay Lifted by D.C. Circuit
    On Oct. 23, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit granted U.S. EPA’s June request to lift the stay on the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR or Transport Rule). Under the Transport Rule, upwind states, including…
  • Oct 21

    Advice for Employers - Words Matter!

    Advice for Employers - Words Matter!
    In a recent case decided by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, an employer found out the hard way that a managerial employee’s ill-chosen words transformed a “slam-dunk” dismissal of an age discrimination case into an…
Rank this Week: 3253

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Covers New York estate planning, probate, elder law and health care issues. By Dutcher & Zatkowsky.

http://www.dutcher-zatkowsky.com
  • Oct 29

    Some Myths About Trust

    Some Myths About Trust
    Lots of people misunderstand how trusts work. And there are several common myths about trusts that should be dispelled. #117455432 / gettyimages.com Three of these myths, according to a story on dailyfinance.com, are: Trusts are only for the…
  • Oct 22

    Estate Planning Not Just For The Rich

    Estate Planning Not Just For The Rich
    A common misconception holds that estate planning is only for the wealthy, as a way to save on taxes. An article on cnbc.com says that nothing could be further from the truth. Estate planning is all about giving what you want to whom you…
  • Oct 15

    What To Consider When Picking Heir

    What To Consider When Picking Heir
    Who is going to get your money when you die? A story in Forbes says the most difficult part of estate planning is determining who gets what and when. The article says the process is emotional and involves a number of trade offs. It suggests…
Rank this Week: 849

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/
  • Oct 29

    Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection

    Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection
    Many times we get questions from clients asking if their revocable trust provides asset protection from creditors. The answer to this is the typical legal answer "It Depends". That is it depends on who owes the money. In Florida a…
  • Oct 28

    Florida Probate Intake form

    Florida Probate Intake form
    Many of our clients have asked us to put our Florida Probate Intake form online so that they can easily download it. You can download the Florida Probate Intake form with the following link: Probate Intake Form.pdf
  • Sep 30

    4th DCA and Charging Order Protection for Florida LLC

    4th DCA and Charging Order Protection for Florida LLC
    In Florida, a multi member LLC, has asset protection characteristics. Prior to 2011, Florida law was not clear on whether a charging order was the exclusive remedy for a creditor of a member of a multi member LLC. Assets in a Florida multi…
Rank this Week: 422

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
  • Oct 29

    Conservatorship Basics: Part 1

    Conservatorship Basics: Part 1
    Oftentimes, most have heard of and have a basic understanding of a guardianship (whether for a minor child or for an incapacitated adult). A guardianship allows for another to be appointed as guardian over the […]Conservatorship…
  • Oct 26

    In the News – Planning for Digital Asset

    In the News – Planning for Digital Asset
    “Protecting Your Afterlife in the Digital Realm” Once again the discussion about planning for your digital assets received national attention on CBS Sunday Morning.  The segment features various companies* that are helping…
  • Oct 23

    Are you a Minnesota Resident?

    Are you a Minnesota Resident?
    We’ve said before that Minnesota is not a favorable state in which to die because of the state’s estate tax laws. Some believe that the same is true for other tax reasons as well. While […]Are you a Minnesota Resident? is a…
Rank this Week: 2278

Elder Counsel Blog

Elder Counsel Blog

Provides education and tools for Elder Law and Special Needs Attorneys.

http://www.eldercounsel.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4886

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

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

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Oct 28

    GT Advanced Technologies – Apple Sapphire Manufacturing Partner – Files Bankruptcy

    GT Advanced Technologies – Apple Sapphire Manufacturing Partner – Files Bankruptcy
    GT Advanced Technologies Inc. (GTAT) has filed for bankruptcy seeking Chapter 11 protection by the court. GTAT is a sapphire manufacturing company that recently received a huge pre-payment from the Apple corporation in the amount of $578…
  • Oct 5

    Bankruptcy Court Holds Secured Creditors Can Be “Crammed Down” With Below-Market Replacement Note

    Bankruptcy Court Holds Secured Creditors Can Be “Crammed Down” With Below-Market Replacement Note
    On 26 August, 2014, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York State’s Southern District held in the case of MPM Silicones, LLC that it was acceptable for secured creditors to be “crammed down” in chapter 11 bankruptcy plans…
  • Sep 20

    Trump Entertainment Resort Files for Bankruptcy

    Trump Entertainment Resort Files for Bankruptcy
    Trump Entertainment Resorts has filed bankruptcy for the third time. The action represents yet another blow to Atlantic City’s struggling casino gaming industry. The company runs two casinos in the city. With an ever-increasing level of…
Rank this Week: 2986