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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Aug 26

    Probate Exception in Turnover of Estate Property

    Probate Exception in Turnover of Estate Property
    In Pollok v. The Vanguard Group, Inc., an executor filed a petition in California probate court seeking a Turnover of Estate Property. The executor claimed that asset payment to the estate was short $900,000. The financial institute in charge…
  • Aug 26

    Duke University Files Claim Seeking Promised Pledge Fund

    Duke University Files Claim Seeking Promised Pledge Fund
    Duke University filed a claim on Aubrey McClendon’s estate, asserting that the oil magnate died before he could fulfill roughly $10 million of pledges. McClendon had pledged funds for athletics, scholarships, and campus improvements.…
  • Aug 25

    Article on Trust Law & Nigerian Pension Law

    Article on Trust Law & Nigerian Pension Law
    Nuel Chinonyelum Oji recently published an Article entitled, An Appraisal of the Concept of Trust in the Nigerian Pension Reform Act 2014, (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: Prior to 2004, the administration of pension in…
Rank this Week: 56

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/
  • Aug 26

    Home Upgrades to Help Aging in Place

    Home Upgrades to Help Aging in Place
    Many individuals want to stay in their home through old age. Frequently, our clients are concerned that their home is a poor place to age in place because it is two-story, split-level, or simply old. Also, many are unwilling to move to a new…
  • Aug 24

    Address these essential elements of retirement planning

    Address these essential elements of retirement planning
    During your retirement years, you may expect to receive Social Security payments. A few people may also receive payments from public or private pension plans. However, it is best not to rely on such sources to provide a sufficient amount of…
  • Aug 22

    Department of Defense Rolls Out a New Retirement Plan

    Department of Defense Rolls Out a New Retirement Plan
    The Department of Defense has unveiled a new retirement plan that will go into effect on January 1, 2018. The new “blended” plan will not impact a majority of the currently enlisted members, but will present a complex financial…
Rank this Week: 2599

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Covers Wisconsin estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration, real estate law, business organization, and individual income tax preparation. By Tesar Law Group, S.C.

http://blog.tesarlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4626

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Aug 26

    Settlement: It’s Not All About Money

    Settlement: It’s Not All About Money
    When it comes to settlement negotiations, money is usually not the entire picture. Parties generally have more than just cash to offer; it’s a question of coming up with the right combination of incentives. In his blog post for Above…
  • Aug 24

    The Big Switch: Answers to Questions about Changing Practice Area

    The Big Switch: Answers to Questions about Changing Practice Area
    The following is a guest blog post by Laura Boysen-Aragon, a former practicing attorney and now a legal recruiter at Solutus Legal Search, LLC. This blog entry is the second of a two-part series, in response to questions submitted by our…
  • Aug 22

    Getting a Gun Violence Restraining Order

    Getting a Gun Violence Restraining Order
    According to an alarming 2014 FBI study, nearly 68% of homicides involved the use of firearms, with over a quarter of victims killed by a family member. From these numbers alone, it’s clear to see the urgency of a…
Rank this Week: 766

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

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

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

    Reynolds painting accepted in lieu of 4.7 million inheritance tax

    Reynolds painting accepted in lieu of 4.7 million inheritance tax
    In Canada, we don't have inheritance tax. We can inherit any amount from our parents and not pay tax on it. This is not the case in other countries. For example, in the U.K. there is such a tax, and for families with huge estates the tax bill…
  • Aug 25

    More interesting links added

    More interesting links added
    I often spruce up the "Interesting Links" section of this blog, taking down anything that's outdated and adding new things I've found. Today I added links to: probate forms for Nova Scotia  probate forms for PEI PEI Registry of…
  • Aug 22

    Executor who wouldn't give info to beneficiaries to pay own costs of $80,000

    Executor who wouldn't give info to beneficiaries to pay own costs of $80,000
    The number one complaint I hear about estates is not about the cost or the time it takes. It's about the fact that executors refuse to part with information about the estate, even to beneficiaries with a legal entitlement to the information.…
Rank this Week: 1178

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

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

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

    Defining Medical Malpractice in Oklahoma

    Defining Medical Malpractice in Oklahoma
    Experiencing a medical emergency is difficult enough. No one should suffer more at the hands of an irresponsible doctor. So what is medical malpractice? Health care providers may be liable for medical malpractice when the care they provide…
  • Aug 19

    Attorney Chris Hammons to compete on Survivor

    Attorney Chris Hammons to compete on Survivor
    Oklahoma City attorney Chris Hammons, a former University of Oklahoma football team captain, is one of 20 castaways competing for $1 million on Season 33 of Survivor. This season, “Millennials vs Gen X” will premiere at 7 p.m.…
  • Aug 5

    Academic Consequences of DUIs at Oklahoma College

    Academic Consequences of DUIs at Oklahoma College
    For college students, getting a DUI can mean much more than time in jail and hefty fines. University students can lose their scholarships, face academic sanctions or even get kicked out of school. Many universities enforce codes of student…
Rank this Week: 2701

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Aug 26

    Reimagining Employee Benefits and Perk

    Reimagining Employee Benefits and Perk
    Recently I participated in an HR Manager Roundtable. With summer coming to an end and the fourth quarter of the year nearly upon us, open enrollment was the top topic. It got my wheels turning on employee benefits in general, and…
  • Aug 24

    Bubbles & Boxes Business Planning

    Bubbles & Boxes Business Planning
    This week I’m sharing a blog on Medicaid from Dave Zumpano, who focuses in Medicaid planning. I’ll be sharing Medicaid blogs from Dave Zumpano monthly in this space. Now, here’s Dave’s blog: Blog Author: David J.…
  • Aug 21

    There Is No ‘I’ in TEAM

    There Is No ‘I’ in TEAM
    If you think hiring a professional is expensive, wait until you hire an amateur. Whether your estate planning practice is a small, medium or large law firm, there’s one distinctive characteristic that can be found in every successful…
Rank this Week: 1931

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014) – Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death was a tragedy. For his loved ones, the pain resulting from his tragic, sudden death was amplified when his long-term partner and their three children found…
  • Aug 23

    How Are Elder Law Fees Handled?

    How Are Elder Law Fees Handled?
    Elder law is a relatively new area of the law, yet there is a good chance that you will need an elder law attorney at some point in your life. You may find yourself in need of an elder law attorney or you may be the caretaker of an older…
  • Aug 19

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Christopher Paul “Chris” Gardner (1954- ) – Entrepreneur & Philanthropist Chris Gardner is an American entrepreneur, investor, stockbroker, motivational speaker, author, and philanthropist who, during the early 1980s,…
Rank this Week: 3020

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Aug 26

    My First Experience with Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)

    My First Experience with Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)
    After approval of the legislation, it did not take long for one of my patients (identity disguised) to request access to MAID.  I knew that this was a possibility because of previous discussions regarding the eventual outcome of her…
  • Aug 25

    Where do our taxes go?

    Where do our taxes go?
    Do you know what the average cost of care is in Ontario for a hospital stay? How about the cost of care to remain at home with support services provided by the public sector? The figures may surprize you!
  • Aug 24

    A Gift or not a Gift? That is the Question

    A Gift or not a Gift? That is the Question
    Many people transfer assets to an adult child, but they often do not clearly express why they have done so. The transfer may be meant as a gift, a way of avoiding probate fees, or to simply allow access to a bank account so that their child…
Rank this Week: 1683

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: 760

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/
  • Aug 25

    Vero businesses at the center of recent ADA lawsuit

    Vero businesses at the center of recent ADA lawsuit
    Local businesses are being targeted by ADA accessibility testers at an alarming rate.  The number of lawsuits filed in federal court is already up 63% from last year.  The three states with the most lawsuits continue to be Florida,…
  • Aug 12

    New Treasury Regulations to Eliminate Tax Valuation Discounts on Family Owned Entitie

    New Treasury Regulations to Eliminate Tax Valuation Discounts on Family Owned Entitie
    On August 2, 2016, the Treasury Department issued proposed regulations that would significantly reduce the tax planning benefits involving family limited partnerships and similar structures which are effective tools for certain wealthy…
  • Jun 17

    GCF Attorneys named to 2016 Florida Super Lawyer List

    GCF Attorneys named to 2016 Florida Super Lawyer List
    Four attorneys from the firm have been selected to the 2016 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists.  Troy Hafner, David, Carter and Gene O’Neill are selected to the Super Lawyers list and Anthony Guettler was selected as…
Rank this Week: 2959

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    Probate Order

    Probate Order
    Probate participants naturally appreciate consistency. If a judge rules one way in a case in 2016, then presumably that ruling will apply in 2017 as well even if the case is before a different judge. "For one superior court judge, no matter…
  • Aug 11

    Enforcing a Court Order Through an Elisor

    Enforcing a Court Order Through an Elisor
    The vast majority of lawsuits are settled. I have read that 95% of lawsuits do not end up being decided by a judge or jury but rather through settlement.  Still, just because you have a settlement agreement, this does not necessarily…
  • Jul 27

    Settlement Agreement in a Trust Dispute

    Settlement Agreement in a Trust Dispute
    Santa Clara Co. Superior CourtGregge v. Hugill (2016) ___ Cal.App.4th _____  In Santa Clara County Superior Court, a disgruntled beneficiary challenged the validity of a trust amendment citing a lack of testamentary capacity and undue…
Rank this Week: 4721

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.czepigalaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Connecticut Estate Tax Soon Turns 100: What a Bumpy Ride It’s Been

    Connecticut Estate Tax Soon Turns 100: What a Bumpy Ride It’s Been
    By Paul T. Czepiga Passed into law on September 8, 1916, The Revenue Act of 1916 created a tax on the transfer of wealth from an estate to its beneficiaries. It applied to net estates, defined as the total property owned by a decedent less…
  • Aug 25

    Community First Choice Closes the Gaps in Community Based Care

    Community First Choice Closes the Gaps in Community Based Care
      Finally. A shift is afoot toward person-centered care . Until recently, there was a Catch 22 when it came to getting care in the community. If you are 65 years of age or older, the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders is available.…
  • Aug 19

    Make Life Easier With Technology: 5 Tools to Look Forward To

    Make Life Easier With Technology: 5 Tools to Look Forward To
    You may not be ready for a robot caregiver – believe it or not they exist – but a growing number of technologies are available today to help older adults maintain their health, manage chronic conditions, and live safely and…
Rank this Week: 3231

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

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

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Carol Egan, Executive Health Coach, on Eating Well During Divorce

    Carol Egan, Executive Health Coach, on Eating Well During Divorce
    We talked to former clients about their top tips on how to take care of yourself during a divorce.  Their excellent advice, which you can read here, inspired us to do a series of blog posts expanding on their suggestions.  The…
  • Aug 9

    6 Things I’ve Learned About Friendship and Divorce

    6 Things I’ve Learned About Friendship and Divorce
    This morning, Freed Marcroft’s Instagram feed was flooded with the hashtag #friendshipday.   Friendship Day is one of those holidays initially created by Hallmark to sell cards.  It is now actually an official United…
  • Jul 28

    What Does The Democratic National Convention Have To Do With Divorce

    What Does The Democratic National Convention Have To Do With Divorce
    I know.  You’re thinking, “what is she thinking.” Forgive me, I’m tired.  I was up late watching the DNC last night.  But please bear with me for a minute while I draw this analogy for you. At Freed…
Rank this Week: 2715

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    So You Want to Sell Your Own Home

    So You Want to Sell Your Own Home
    For Sale by Owner or FSBO are attractive in a seller’s market. Weekly solicitations from eager Buyers are common. Technology has put selling your home yourself a few clicks away. Websites like Zillow allow you to post a listing.…
  • Aug 23

    Banks Talks Aequitas in New Oregonian Article

    Banks Talks Aequitas in New Oregonian Article
    Samuels Yoelin Kantor attorney Bob Banks was featured again in the Oregonian this Sunday. The article, by Jeff Manning, focuses on the the ongoing Aequitas debacle. Also highlighted in the piece is latest case that Banks filed in Seattle last…
  • Aug 22

    Win Olympic Gold – And Pay for It

    Win Olympic Gold – And Pay for It
    Every time the Olympics come around, there’s dozens of articles and posts about how Olympic medals are subject to income tax. The IRS considers all prize winnings, such as gambling or game show prizes, to be income and thus taxable.…
Rank this Week: 4055

Law Offices of Richard B.…

Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.rbsllc.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    The Non-Marital Child

    The Non-Marital Child
    A child born out of wedlock has the same rights to inherit from his/her natural father as does one born in wedlock; provided the father acknowledged his paternity in a writing signed by him during the lifetime of the child (ORS 112.105).
  • Aug 19

    The Adopted Child

    The Adopted Child
    An adopted child has the same right to inherit property from his adoptive parents and relatives under the Laws of Intestate Succession as does a natural child.  The adopted child has no right to inherit from his natural parents, with the…
  • Mar 31

    The Surrogate Parent Contract

    The Surrogate Parent Contract
    The Surrogate Parent Contract A Surrogate Parent Contract is an agreement, usually between a married couple (the intended parents) and a woman (the gestational or Surrogate mother), in which the woman agrees to be the birth mother of a child…
Rank this Week: 3034

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

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

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
Rank this Week: 4860

New York Estate Planning Lawyer…

New York Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    No One’s Favorite Inheritance

    No One’s Favorite Inheritance
    Parents believe that leaving their children the family home is a great boon but experience shows that beneficiaries are not happy with the bequest. For many people in the United States chances are that their house is their most valuable…
  • Aug 22

    IRS Proposal To Overturn Common Asset Valuation Planning Met With Fierce Resistance

    IRS Proposal To Overturn Common Asset Valuation Planning Met With Fierce Resistance
    Newly proposed IRS regulations meant to curb common estate and gift tax planning tactics is being met with a firestorm of resistance from financial advisers and estate planners across the country. The proposed regulations (REG-163113-02)…
  • Aug 20

    Back To Basics: Witnesses and Your Will

    Back To Basics: Witnesses and Your Will
    It is common knowledge that in order for a New York will to be valid that there must be other people to witness you signing your will as well as putting down their own signatures on your will. Despite this knowledge though improper execution…
Rank this Week: 3825

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Aug 25

    Where Should You Turn to for Help with Estate Administration?

    Where Should You Turn to for Help with Estate Administration?
    If you recently lost a family member or a loved one you are undoubtedly going through a period of emotional upheaval and profound grief. If you also learned that the decedent appointed you to be the Executor of the estate, or you are planning…
  • Aug 23

    When Is a Power of Attorney the Right Choice?

    When Is a Power of Attorney the Right Choice?
    A power of attorney is, by far, one of the most commonly recognized and frequently used legal documents. A power of attorney can be a valuable addition to your comprehensive estate plan as well; however, it is not always the best option. If…
  • Aug 18

    How to Approach Trust Administration If You Are the Trustee

    How to Approach Trust Administration If You Are the Trustee
    If you have been appointed as the Trustee of a trust you have been given an important job. Your performance as the Trustee will greatly impact the ultimate success, or failure, of the trust. How you approach trust administration as the…
Rank this Week: 3309

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A.…

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A. Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.arkansas-estateplanning.com/blog/
  • Aug 24

    Generation X Needs To Plan

    Generation X Needs To Plan
    This is an article from the Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law (http://www.norcalplanners.com/) in Roseville, California, that we thought others may find helpful. Caring for Young Children Many members of Generation…
  • Aug 18

    What Is Included in My Estate Plan?

    What Is Included in My Estate Plan?
    This is an article from the Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.A. (http://www.mrobinsonlaw.com/) in Naples, New York, that we thought others may find helpful. The ideal estate plan will vary depending on the circumstances, and there is no…
  • Aug 10

    Is Estate Planning a One-Time Thing?

    Is Estate Planning a One-Time Thing?
    This is an article from the Siegel Law Group, P.A. (http://www.siegellawgroup.com/) in Boca Raton, Florida, that we thought others may find helpful. Over 60% of Americans do not have an Estate Plan. So if you have an Estate Plan, you have…
Rank this Week: 3033

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

Covers laws relating to pre-need and death care compliance, serving banks, funeral homes, crematories, and cemetaries. By William Stalter.

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Aug 24

    Right of Sepulcher: Last Rites Denied

    Right of Sepulcher: Last Rites Denied
    We recently came across a Missouri Law Review article that examined a Missouri Court of Appeals case that ruled a durable power of attorney for health care decisions was ineffective for the granting a right of sepulcher.  The form…
  • Aug 20

    Avoid the Long Spring Lines: File your Missouri Preneed Renewals Early

    Avoid the Long Spring Lines: File your Missouri Preneed Renewals Early
    Missouri’s preneed seller and provider license renewals expire October 31st of each year, and many funeral directors approach this deadline like they would their tax return: if it is in the mail by Halloween I’m good.  But,…
  • Aug 16

    Facing 14 Years’ of Hard Time: One Missouri Funeral Director’s Failure to Deposit Preneed Fund

    Facing 14 Years’ of Hard Time: One Missouri Funeral Director’s Failure to Deposit Preneed Fund
    The Missouri Iron County Mountain Echo ran the following story on August 15th: A former Ironton Funeral Home Director has pleaded guilty to two counts of stealing in Iron County Circuit Court.  The charges stem from the sale of pre-need…
Rank this Week: 4331

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate…

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate Blog

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

http://www.clarkskatoff.com/news-resources/blog/
  • Aug 24

    Probate Exception Applies to Remand of Turnover Action

    Probate Exception Applies to Remand of Turnover Action
    Federal courts will not hear disputes over property in the custody of the state probate courts. In Pollok v. The Vanguard Group, Inc., Case No.: 8:16-cv-836 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 22, 2016), the Administrator—Personal Representative or…
  • Aug 19

    Pleading Florida’s Long-Arm Statute in Federal Trust Dispute

    Pleading Florida’s Long-Arm Statute in Federal Trust Dispute
    In order to resolve issues regarding personal jurisdiction the Court will typically analyze two questions.  First, whether personal jurisdiction exists over the non-resident defendant under Florida’s long-arm statute. And, second,…
  • Aug 18

    Clark Skatoff Attorneys Successfully Settle Federal Trust Contest

    Clark Skatoff Attorneys Successfully Settle Federal Trust Contest
    Attorneys at Clark Skatoff successfully settle Federal trust contest case in the Southern District of Florida.  Attorneys Jeffrey Skatoff and Anya Van Veen, on behalf of the daughter and grandchildren of a deceased resident of…
Rank this Week: 2936

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
  • Aug 24

    Does Property Passed by Transfer on Death Deed Receive a Step-Up in Basis?

    Does Property Passed by Transfer on Death Deed Receive a Step-Up in Basis?
    When someone receives a gift, the recipient of the gift is not responsible for reporting the value of any gifts as income. Rather, it is the gift-giver, or donor of the property, who is required to pay gift taxes if the value of the gift…
  • Jul 27

    Can Agent Override Decisions of Person Granting Power of Attorney?

    Can Agent Override Decisions of Person Granting Power of Attorney?
    I recently received a phone call from a woman whose parents had been victimized and had lost their entire retirement savings to Nigerian con artists. Con artists often target the elderly because isolation and declining cognitive ability…
  • Jul 22

    Have You Signed Your Will?

    Have You Signed Your Will?
    Humans are optimistic. We don’t dwell on the fact that death is inevitable, and that bleeds into our personal outlook for the future. It’s why we plan for vacations, drive in cars, fly in planes, and end visits with friends saying…
Rank this Week: 457

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 24

    Key Estate Planning Concerns for the Sandwich Generation

    Key Estate Planning Concerns for the Sandwich Generation
    Individuals in the sandwich generation, or adult children who are caring for their own minor children while also helping their aging parents have a unique set of estate planning concerns. For example, you might have just come to the…
  • Aug 17

    Key Concerns of Estate Planning for the Aging Population

    Key Concerns of Estate Planning for the Aging Population
    Baby boomers represent a significant portion of the American population today. One of the biggest concerns impacting these baby boomers is that people are living longer than ever. Life expectancy in 1950 for comparison purpose, was just 65…
  • Aug 10

    The Biggest Benefits of Establishing a Trust

    The Biggest Benefits of Establishing a Trust
    You might be under the impression that if you do not have many assets then you don’t have to set up a meeting with an estate planning attorney. Trusts actually have numerous benefits that can help you and your beneficiaries now and down…
Rank this Week: 2359

Odgers Law Group Blog

Odgers Law Group Blog

Covers California business and estate planning law.

https://odgerslawgroup.com/blog/
  • Aug 23

    Are You Considering Partnering With Another Doctor/Dentist?

    Are You Considering Partnering With Another Doctor/Dentist?
    As a doctor or a dentist, are you currently thinking of partnering with at least one other member of your profession? If so, you’re not alone. As many as one out of every five new dentists, for example, eschew the thought of private…
  • Aug 1

    Understanding the California General Partnership

    Understanding the California General Partnership
    General Partnerships in California The California general partnership is the default entity formed when two individuals carry on a business activity for intended commercial gains and with the intent to share profits and losses.…
  • Jul 27

    HIPAA Privacy Rules Explained and Types of HIPAA Violation

    HIPAA Privacy Rules Explained and Types of HIPAA Violation
    While patients themselves may applaud the protection they now receive through 1996’s Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the 2003 addition of HIPAA’s Privacy Rule has resulted in headaches for many of the doctors…
Rank this Week: 2336

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 23

    CAN MY REVOCABLE TRUST OWN S-CORPORATION STOCK

    CAN MY REVOCABLE TRUST OWN S-CORPORATION STOCK
    A Florida Revocable Trust (“Trust”) is a common tool utilized by individuals when creating their Florida estate plans. A Trust is designed to hold assets during the Grantor (the individual who creates the Trust) lifetime and then…
  • Aug 22

    FLORIDA LLC TAX ISSUES

    FLORIDA LLC TAX ISSUES
    Under the IRS “check the box” regulations, a Florida Limited Liability Company with two or more members is automatically taxed for income tax purposes as a partnership. As a result, all income that passes through a partnership to…
  • Aug 19

    DISCRIMINATION PROVISION IN WILL UPHELD AS VALID

    DISCRIMINATION PROVISION IN WILL UPHELD AS VALID
    In the New Jersey Appeals Court case of In re the Estate of Kenneth E. Jameson, (NJ App., Aug. 12, 2016), a New Jersey appeals court upheld NJ law which allows discrimination provisions in testamentary bequests. The law does not preclude an…
Rank this Week: 3244

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Covers family and injury law, estate planning and medical malpractice. By Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseeattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2166

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/
  • Aug 23

    ATF Arrests man For Selling Muzzle Brakes on Ebay

    ATF Arrests man For Selling Muzzle Brakes on Ebay
    We often get questions regarding muzzle brakes and some of the kit suppressors that can be found on eBay and Facebook.  Our advice is to buy a real suppressor and not fool around with these “kits”. When ATF arrests…
  • Aug 9

    Indiana (IN) What NFA Firearms can I own? Updated July 2015

    Indiana (IN) What NFA Firearms can I own? Updated July 2015
    There are several types of Title II firearms that are restricted by the National Firearms Act. Each state can impose additional restrictions on the sale, purchase, and transfer of class 3 firearms in addition to the compliance that is…
  • Jul 15

    Gun Trusts post 41F ATF instructions and CLEO instruction

    Gun Trusts post 41F ATF instructions and CLEO instruction
    We have updated the forms on the website and instructions for completing a Form 1  see https://www.GunTrustLawyer.com/form1 Form 4  see https://www.GunTrustLawyer.com/form4 Continue reading
Rank this Week: 4373

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax…

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax Law Blog

Covers estate planning and tax law. By English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley LLP.

http://www.mykentuckyestateattorney.com/
  • Aug 23

    Athletes’ medals come with a tax bill

    Athletes’ medals come with a tax bill
    By Nathan Vinson, attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP An interesting question popped up in social media during the 2016 Summer Olympics: will U.S. athletes taking home a medal be taxed on the value of it – particularly…
  • Aug 16

    Changes to Kentucky tax law underway

    Changes to Kentucky tax law underway
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP Most of us want to do the right thing when it comes to taxes. MOST of us. Or, perhaps we just don’t look good in orange. If we legitimately owe taxes on our income or an…
  • Jul 28

    Getting ready for 2017 tax time

    Getting ready for 2017 tax time
    By Nathan Vinson, attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP This time of year is nice, isn’t it? It’s warm and pleasant out, and maybe a little bit more laid back at work. Tax time is behind you (yes!) and it’s not…
Rank this Week: 2024

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/
  • Aug 22

    How California Probate Guardianships for Minors Work

    How California Probate Guardianships for Minors Work
    If you have minor children, it is important to consider the estate planning implications of providing for them before they reach the age of 18. If you leave your children a substantial inheritance, it will be necessary to name a guardian for…
  • Aug 21

    Can I Leave My Estate to Anyone I Want?

    Can I Leave My Estate to Anyone I Want?
    There are many stories about people who make unusual bequests in their last will and testament. Perhaps the strangest story involved a wealthy Portuguese aristocrat who passed away several years ago at the age of 42. The man was unmarried and…
  • Aug 20

    Does the Personal Representative of My Estate Get Paid?

    Does the Personal Representative of My Estate Get Paid?
    Administering a California probate estate is often a time-consuming affair. The personal representative (or executor) of your estate is responsible for gathering and maintaining all of your assets, paying any legitimate creditor claims, and…
Rank this Week: 1094

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: 773

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Aug 22

    Video Blog: Who can challenge an unfair will in BC?

    Video Blog: Who can challenge an unfair will in BC?
    BC Laws are the Most Sympathetic to the Wrongly Disinherited  Many people do not know that BC’s laws are the most sympathetic laws in all of Canada to people who have been unfairly treated in a family members Will.  Many…
  • Aug 19

    Video Blog: In a car accident while at work? WCB or ICBC?

    Video Blog: In a car accident while at work? WCB or ICBC?
    Injured in a Car Accident While Working – ICBC or WCB? If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident while working, you are likely confused about what your options are, and whether you should be making a claim through…
  • Aug 8

    Video Blog: How Being Represented by a Lawyer Protects Your Medical Records & Injury Claim

    Video Blog: How Being Represented by a Lawyer Protects Your Medical Records & Injury Claim
    Lawyers are not always needed, are they? Some people think its obvious why they don’t need a lawyer’s help after a car accident.  They weren’t at fault for the accident, so no one is blaming them.  The ICBC…
Rank this Week: 2806

Iowa Estate Plan

Iowa Estate Plan

Covers information and news on estate planning and probate. By Matthew Gardner.

http://www.iowaestateplan.com/
  • Aug 21

    POA Planning for College-Bound Student

    POA Planning for College-Bound Student
    It is hard to believe that my oldest daughter is heading off to college this week at Drake University.  I'm excited for her as she starts this next journey in her life.  In addition to getting all of the necessary supplies, such as…
  • May 30

    Second Marriages and Estate Planning

    Second Marriages and Estate Planning
    Not every marriage works out.  Duh.  Sometimes, after one ends, another marriage begins and several challenges begin.  You have the challenges of "mixing" families together, learning about snoring patterns, and discovering a…
  • Mar 20

    Gaining--Not Losing Power--With Immediate Power of Attorney Authority in Iowa

    Gaining--Not Losing Power--With Immediate Power of Attorney Authority in Iowa
    A financial advisor recently reached out to me regarding the impact of a Power of Attorney document concerning financial matters.  In particular, the question was whether the person signing the document (the "principal") loses any power…
Rank this Week: 1246

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

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

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Estate Planning after Divorce

    Estate Planning after Divorce
    Estate Planning after Divorce or Break Up.         By Kenneth A. Vercammen, Esq. Author ABA’s “Wills & Estate Administration” bookSource: ABA Estate Planning after Divorce or…
  • Aug 14

    POWER OF ATTORNEY AND ESTATE PLANNING FOR GAY AND LESBIAN COUPLES

    POWER OF ATTORNEY AND ESTATE PLANNING FOR GAY AND LESBIAN COUPLES
    POWER OF ATTORNEY AND ESTATE PLANNING FOR GAY AND LESBIAN COUPLES"Provide for Your Loved Ones"By Kenneth A. Vercammen          As average Americans, we work 80,000 hours in a lifetime, or 45 to 55…
  • Jul 31

    Gay and Lesbian Partners- Problems if No Estate Planning

    Gay and Lesbian Partners- Problems if No Estate Planning
    Gay and Lesbian Partners- Problems if No Estate PlanningIn the absence of a marriage, Will or other legal arrangement to distribute property at death, your partner does not receive your assets and cannot administer your estate. The result can…
Rank this Week: 4939

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 21

    The Problem with Annuities and How to Solve It (Part 2) #Annuitie

    The Problem with Annuities and How to Solve It (Part 2) #Annuitie
                    Last week I was outlining the problem with annuities.  What I am specifically referring to is the tax deferred status of annuities.  While…
  • Aug 14

    The Problem with Annuities and How to Solve It

    The Problem with Annuities and How to Solve It
                    It’s an issue that we see time and again.  Many of our senior clients have annuities that they purchased years ago.  In its simplest…
  • Aug 7

    Home Based Medicaid – A Deceiving Benefit – Part 2 #HomeBasedMedicaid

    Home Based Medicaid – A Deceiving Benefit – Part 2 #HomeBasedMedicaid
                I told you last week that Jim’s dad was running out of money.  Living at home with aides providing him with round the clock care, Jim was thinking that once the…
Rank this Week: 1400

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/
Rank this Week: 848

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/
  • Aug 19

    Ensure your long-term care insurance doesn't lapse because of an oversight

    Ensure your long-term care insurance doesn't lapse because of an oversight
    If you have a long-term care insurance policy, you've made a significant financial investment. Paying those premiums can help preserve your assets, prevent your family from going broke, and provide you and your loved ones with a sense of…
  • Aug 19

    Don't let a mistake terminate your long-term care policy!

    Don't let a mistake terminate your long-term care policy!
    If you have a long-term care insurance policy, you've made a significant financial investment. Paying those premiums will help preserve your assets, prevent your family from losing everything, and provide you and your loved ones with a sense…
  • Aug 12

    Annual gift tax exclusion: who does it impact?

    Annual gift tax exclusion: who does it impact?
    The annual gift tax exclusion is widely misunderstood. Many people believe that for tax purposes they must stay under the exclusion limit. In fact, for the vast majority of people, the annual exclusion - currently $14,000 - effectively has no…
Rank this Week: 1805

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    The League: Tips from a Lawyer for a Successful Fantasy Football Season

    The League: Tips from a Lawyer for a Successful Fantasy Football Season
    It’s August, training camps and preseason games are in full swing, and the NFL regular season is right around the corner. In case you missed it on my firm bio, I’m the reigning champion of my fantasy football league. Fantasy…
  • Aug 18

    A Company’s a Company, No Matter How Small – Being Mindful of Technology Risks As a Small Busine

    A Company’s a Company, No Matter How Small – Being Mindful of Technology Risks As a Small Busine
    When it comes to technology risks, it is easy to be lulled into believing that risks like scamming and hacking are only targeted at the largest of business enterprises. While large technology companies like Facebook and Twitter are certainly…
  • Aug 16

    How to Make Sure the Builder’s Warranty is the Only Warranty

    How to Make Sure the Builder’s Warranty is the Only Warranty
    Nearly all home builders and developers give some sort of warranty to their buyers.  Sometimes these warranties are limited and negotiated between the builder and the buyer.  Other builders provide a “standard” ten-year…
Rank this Week: 1212

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
  • Aug 19

    Who Qualifies as Your Personal Representative?

    Who Qualifies as Your Personal Representative?
    “James,” a widower, sat in my office as we prepared his will together. “My sons don’t have the time or expertise to serve as my executor, so I’d like to name my friend, Oliver, in that role.” “So…
  • Aug 12

    Do all Revocable Trusts Avoid Probate?

    Do all Revocable Trusts Avoid Probate?
    When you have a revocable trust, does that always mean that your estate will avoid the probate process when you die? You may be surprised to learn that the answer is “No.” Why is that? First, let’s review what the probate…
  • Aug 5

    Naming a Corporate Trustee for a Short While

    Naming a Corporate Trustee for a Short While
    Despite earning more than $27 million in salary, and millions more in endorsements, basketball superstar and cultural phenom Dennis Rodman appeared in court three years ago because he was unable to pay $800,000 in past due child support. He…
Rank this Week: 563

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Aug 19

    What Does Bequest Mean?

    What Does Bequest Mean?
    When you are drafting an estate plan, there will be plenty of terms thrown around that you may not fully understand. It is important that you do your own due diligence to research these terms and, if ever you are not sure, ask your estate…
  • Aug 12

    How Does Capacity Affect Elder Law Cases?

    How Does Capacity Affect Elder Law Cases?
    Capacity is a very difficult term in the elder law section of the statute. While it is clear what makes a person capable of making decisions, that definition does not always play out as smoothly in real life. For example, people can seem to…
  • Aug 5

    Does the Illness Matter With End of Life Care?

    Does the Illness Matter With End of Life Care?
    End of life care is important – especially as you age or if you are diagnosed with a particular condition that will degenerate your capabilities over time. Even if you have been diagnosed for some time, it is never too late to start…
Rank this Week: 2904

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

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

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1452

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/
  • Aug 18

    Ponte Vedra Trust Lawyer Interview

    Ponte Vedra Trust Lawyer Interview
    I have recently become acquainted with a bank who does business very different than traditional banks.  As we do Trust funding for many of our estate planning, elder law, and asset protection packages, we have the opportunity to interact…
  • Jul 11

    How to Correct a Death Certificate in Florida

    How to Correct a Death Certificate in Florida
    Correcting a Death Certificate in Florida We often receive calls about how to correct a Florida Death Certificate in relation to filing a Probate case in Florida. Correcting a Florida Death certificate is done through Florida Vital Statistics…
  • May 27

    Remarriage Protection

    Remarriage Protection
    Remarriage Protection Many lawyers proclaim to have remarriage protection in their estate planning documents, but few estate plans deal with these issues completely. A traditional trust that deals with remarriage will include language that…
Rank this Week: 4500

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Covers tax planning, estate planning, trusts, wills and charitable giving. By Finch Montgomery Wright LLP.

http://www.paloaltoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 17

    Protect Yourself From Scam Artist

    Protect Yourself From Scam Artist
    Scam artists have been preying on our clients and have been trying their fraud schemes on us.  Scammers use phone calls, emails and letters trying to get your money and personal information.  Some scammers pretend to be a relative…
  • Aug 7

    Buy Low: Sell High. Pay Capital Gains Taxes.

    Buy Low: Sell High. Pay Capital Gains Taxes.
    Many of my clients come to me with a very Californian problem: they bought their home many years ago for a fraction of what that home is worth today. For example, their mid-century house near downtown cost them $125,000 in 1973 and could be…
  • Jul 29

    What to Do if Your Child’s Custodial Account is Too Big?

    What to Do if Your Child’s Custodial Account is Too Big?
    Custodial accounts are an easy way to hold money for a minor child’s benefit. They have many advantages.  They’re free-it’s easy to open up a custodial account at any bank or financial services company.…
Rank this Week: 3009

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeestatelawblog.com/
  • Aug 16

    Fred Thompson Family Lawsuit Highlights Estate Planning Challenges Faced by Many

    Fred Thompson Family Lawsuit Highlights Estate Planning Challenges Faced by Many
    The family of former U.S. Senator and film/television star Fred Thompson, who passed away in November, 2015, are embroiled in a very public dispute over his estate plan. His two adult sons from a previous marriage have filed a lawsuit…
  • Aug 5

    How Can I Protect My Home for My Children? Tennessee Estate Planning Considerations (Part 1 of 2)

    How Can I Protect My Home for My Children? Tennessee Estate Planning Considerations (Part 1 of 2)
    I often hear from clients serious concerns about what to do with their home in their estate plan. Many times at the top of their list is the desire to preserve a residence for one or more of their adult children. In Tennessee, if you…
  • Jul 22

    What Happens to My Estate if I Die Without a Will in Tennessee?

    What Happens to My Estate if I Die Without a Will in Tennessee?
    If you reside in Tennessee and die without a will, the distribution of your estate is governed by state law. Tennessee Code (T.C.A. 31-2-104) sets out the rules for which family members would receive your property. Here’s the problem:…
Rank this Week: 3290

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Aug 16

    Concealment, Nondisclosure And Silence By Florida Real Estate Seller

    Concealment, Nondisclosure And Silence By Florida Real Estate Seller
    In Florida, in order to have a binding contract to purchase real estate, both the buyer and seller must sign a written agreement that includes the material terms of the deal (price, closing date, description of the property, financing,…
  • Aug 2

    What Happens When a Seller Defaults on a Florida Residential Real Estate Contract? – Part II

    What Happens When a Seller Defaults on a Florida Residential Real Estate Contract? – Part II
    What happens in a Florida residential real estate transaction when the seller doesn’t do his or her part and close the deal? Or, the seller makes a material misrepresentation about the property and the buyer purchases the property…
  • Jul 26

    What Happens When a Buyer Defaults on a Florida Real Estate Contract?

    What Happens When a Buyer Defaults on a Florida Real Estate Contract?
    In Florida, buyers breach real estate contracts all of the time and in all sorts of ways. When a buyer fails to meet his or her obligations under a sales contract, often times it leaves the seller wondering what steps to take now that the…
Rank this Week: 867