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Michigan Estate Planning Lawyer…

Michigan Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers trusts, probate, elder law, and estate planning. By Witzke Berry Carter & Wander PLLC.

http://www.michiganestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • May 2

    Why You Must Never Ever Micromanage Your Search Engine Optimization Company

    Why You Must Never Ever Micromanage Your Search Engine Optimization Company
    You’re not obtaining the outcomes you desire from your Search Engine Optimization firm, but you’re not sure exactly just what the trouble is. You even question if it could be you, as well as not the Search Engine Optimization…
  • Sep 24

    Tax Filing Tips for Same-Sex Couples in Oakland County

    Tax Filing Tips for Same-Sex Couples in Oakland County
    Tax filing tips as a result of the Windsor ruling on same-sex couples By Marc Wander Cincinnati residents James Obergefell and John Arthur lived together and were in a committed and intimate relationship for more than 20 years. When John…
  • Sep 24

    Obamacare: GOP’s NEW plan to repeal and replace

    Obamacare: GOP’s NEW plan to repeal and replace
    Obamacare proposed to be repealed and replaced in GOP’s new bill By Mike Witzke A health-care bill will be unveiled by the Republican Study Committee in the House of Representatives to replace Obamacare. (Related: Gifts for…
Rank this Week: 327

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/
  • May 2

    When parents get older, sometimes the vultures win

    When parents get older, sometimes the vultures win
    Here is a question that I'm asked often, in various forms. I have to say, it's my absolute most-disliked question, because I feel that the parents of those asking have lost all autonomy and are losing their basic legal rights. I know right…
  • May 1

    Mad at your siblings because of an estate? Don't resort to cyber-bullying

    Mad at your siblings because of an estate? Don't resort to cyber-bullying
    I receive dozens of comments, questions, and emails from readers every day. All are looking for information that will help them with an estate in which they are embroiled. Some of them are actually pretty darn angry at someone else involved…
  • May 1

    A smile for the weekend

    A smile for the weekend
Rank this Week: 338

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 2

    Removal of Executor Upheld by Court

    Removal of Executor Upheld by Court
    The San Antonio Court of Appeals recently considered a challenge to the probate court’s removal of an independent executor in Estate of Montemayor. The probate court removed the executor after finding that, after three years, he had not…
  • May 2

    Less May Be More

    Less May Be More
    A new report from Merrill Lynch Wealth Management shows that about half of wealthy families feel that giving their children too large of an inheritance could prove injurious. Advisors have the opportunity to lead discussions with wealthy…
  • May 2

    Builder Wins Inheritance Over Family's Challenge

    Builder Wins Inheritance Over Family's Challenge
    As I have previously discussed, Ronald Butcher's will left £500,000 to Danny Sharp who provided the service of cleaning out Butcher's gutters free of charge, which led to a six year friendship according to Sharp. Butcher's family challenged…
Rank this Week: 156

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • May 1

    Petitioners Seek Determination as to Disposition of Property

    Petitioners Seek Determination as to Disposition of Property
    A Probate Lawyer said that in this proceeding the executors seek a determination as to the validity and effect of the disposition of property described in testator's will and authorization to sell the real property of which testator died…
  • Apr 30

    Petitioner Seeks Clarity on Disposition of Property

    Petitioner Seeks Clarity on Disposition of Property
    A New York Probate Lawyer said that in this proceeding the executors seek a determination as to the validity and effect of the disposition of property described in testator's will and authorization to sell the real property of which testator…
  • Mar 31

    petitioner Seeks Interpretation of Tax Clause in Will

    petitioner Seeks Interpretation of Tax Clause in Will
    The executors have requested construction of several provisions of Mrs. VK’s will admitted to probate in 1969. IProbate Lawyers said the principal problem concerns the meaning of the tax clause. Since the bulk of the estate consists of…
Rank this Week: 703

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    A FLORIDA TRUSTEES OBLIGATIONS TO TRUST BENEFICIARIES

    A FLORIDA TRUSTEES OBLIGATIONS TO TRUST BENEFICIARIES
    In the case of Bain v. McIntosh (U.S. Ct. App., 11th Cir., No. 14-13836, March 2, 2015) the U.S. Court of Appeals held that a Florida attorney, hired to represent a trustee does not owe a fiduciary duty to the trust…
  • May 1

    THE REASONABLENESS OF FLORIDA PROBATE LEGAL FEES

    THE REASONABLENESS OF FLORIDA PROBATE LEGAL FEES
    The Florida 2nd District Court of Appeals, in Faulkner v. Woodruff (Fla. Ct. App., 2nd Dist., No. 2D13-2165, March 6, 2015) recently held that a Florida Personal Representative may petition a probate court to review the…
  • Apr 28

    STEP-CHILDREN'S RIGHTS IN FLORIDA PROBATE PROCEEDINGS

    STEP-CHILDREN'S RIGHTS IN FLORIDA PROBATE PROCEEDINGS
    One of the most common scenarios, when dealing with Florida probate matters in the second marriage situation, is that upon the death of the first spouse his or her children claim that the surviving spouse is taking…
Rank this Week: 2739

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • May 1

    Does The Nursing Home Get Half of My Assets?

    Does The Nursing Home Get Half of My Assets?
    The longer you live the better the odds are that you will eventually need long-term care. Like most people, there are a number of things that may concern you about the idea of living in a nursing home, not the least of which is the cost. With…
  • Apr 27

    What Are the Advantages to Keeping Assets in a Trust for My Beneficiaries Instead of Gifting them Outright?

    What Are the Advantages to Keeping Assets in a Trust for My Beneficiaries Instead of Gifting them Outright?
    For most people, one of the primary goals of an estate plan is to provide a roadmap for the distribution of estate property to beneficiaries after death. Assets can be gifted outright to beneficiaries or they can be held in a trust for…
  • Apr 20

    What Is a Maintenance Allowance?

    What Is a Maintenance Allowance?
    If you have arrived at the difficult decision to place your spouse in a long-term care facility you have only just begun to make the first of many difficult decisions. Once you have decided that your spouse does, indeed, need long-term care…
Rank this Week: 3286

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • May 1

    Beat Driving on a Revoked License

    Beat Driving on a Revoked License
    If you’re charged with driving on a DUI revoked license, we definitely should talk about your case. You may have a strong defense depending upon the facts of your case.   You’d be surprised how many people are charged with…
  • May 1

    Is it Reckless Driving to Cross the Double Yellow Line?

    Is it Reckless Driving to Cross the Double Yellow Line?
    If you’re charged with crossing the double yellow line, or another version of reckless driving, you should definitely request my free book to learn more about your case. Or contact my office right away so we can discuss the facts…
  • Apr 30

    Can You Drive to DMV on a Restricted License?

    Can You Drive to DMV on a Restricted License?
    The way a restricted driver’s license works is you have certain specified things that you’re allowed to drive for. If you’re charged with driving outside your restrictions, we definitely need to talk. © marketing for…
Rank this Week: 604

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • May 1

    Lawrence Hospital Center

    Lawrence Hospital Center
    A Bronx Birth Injury Lawyer said that, plaintiff, on her and her deceased daughter's behalf, sues defendants for medical malpractice and the daughter's wrongful death. The remaining defendants, defendant and Lawrence Hospital Center,…
  • Apr 30

    Mental Hygiene Law section 81.07...cont

    Mental Hygiene Law section 81.07...cont
    The court evaluator stated that when he met with the person, the person was not able to state why he wanted a guardian or what the guardianship proceedings were about. The court evaluator pointed out that the medical records did not indicate…
  • Apr 28

    Mental Hygiene Law section 81.07

    Mental Hygiene Law section 81.07
    A self-petition has been filed for the appointment of a guardian of the property of B.H., an alleged incapacitated person, hereinafter known as the ‘person’. This Court is obviously satisfied that the person was duly served with…
Rank this Week: 184

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • May 1

    Obligations as a Guarantor Could Hinder Your Asset Protection Option

    Obligations as a Guarantor Could Hinder Your Asset Protection Option
    Signing a personal guaranty for your business or a relative can have a variety of financial implications. It can also limit your asset protection alternatives. Asset protection planning frequently involves the transfer of assets. An…
  • Apr 30

    Most Asset Protection Trusts Are Not Designed For Estate Planning

    Most Asset Protection Trusts Are Not Designed For Estate Planning
    It is highly advisable to focus on asset protection and estate planning at the same time. Keep in mind, however, that you will likely need separate documents for each type of planning. Most people who set up an asset protection trust…
  • Feb 27

    Keep Bankruptcy Code §548(e) in Mind if You Have a DAPT

    Keep Bankruptcy Code §548(e) in Mind if You Have a DAPT
    About 16 states now have laws that allow a Domestic Asset Protection Trust (DAPT). These trusts can be very useful to protect assets in many situations. But keep in mind that a DAPT (like other asset protection strategies) is designed to…
Rank this Week: 4157

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: 1300

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • May 1

    IRS Asked to Simplify Foreign Asset Reporting for FATCA, FBAR

    IRS Asked to Simplify Foreign Asset Reporting for FATCA, FBAR
    On April 13, the National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) office urged the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to simplify the foreign asset reporting requirements that have been magnified by the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Specifically,…
  • Apr 28

    IRS Outlines Reporting Requirements for Foreign Assets, Income Earned Abroad

    IRS Outlines Reporting Requirements for Foreign Assets, Income Earned Abroad
    On April 10, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said that American citizens and resident aliens, including individuals with dual citizenship who have lived or worked abroad for all or part of 2014, may have a US tax liability and filing…
  • Apr 21

    Your Chances of Being Audited Have Declined. Here’s Why

    Your Chances of Being Audited Have Declined. Here’s Why
    New data show that budget cuts to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the past few years has led to a decreasing likelihood that individual taxpayers will be audited. For average taxpayers, the chance of being audited has dropped 23% in…
Rank this Week: 1713

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/
  • May 1

    Idaho Elder Law - Marriage After 50

    Idaho Elder Law - Marriage After 50
    In addition to a prenup, revisit your estate plan with a qualified estate planning attorney, in addition to your beneficiary designations. Wills finish second to legal titles to real estate or beneficiary designations on financial accounts,…
  • Apr 30

    Idaho Estate Planning - Congress Actually Considering Death Tax Reform

    Idaho Estate Planning - Congress Actually Considering Death Tax Reform
    The article notes that a repeal of the estate tax would increase the deficit by $269 billion over the next 10 years, and the Joint Committee on Taxation projects that the estate tax will impact 5,400 estates in 2015. This is approximately…
  • Apr 29

    Idaho Estate Planning - Woman's Forged Inheritance Documents Used to Scam Friend

    Idaho Estate Planning - Woman's Forged Inheritance Documents Used to Scam Friend
    If someone you do not know asks for money concerning an inheritance, especially if it seems too good to be true, consult with an estate attorney before spending any money.
Rank this Week: 1227

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.connecticutestateplanningattorneysblog.com/
  • May 1

    When to Apply for Medicare and Social Security

    When to Apply for Medicare and Social Security
    We are often asked this question… When am I eligible for Medicare and Social Security? …especially as our clients reach their 60s and start dreaming of retirement. Here are some answers to your questions about Medicare and…
  • Apr 24

    Divorce and Life Insurance: Custodial Account or Life Insurance Trust?

    Divorce and Life Insurance: Custodial Account or Life Insurance Trust?
    By Wendy J. Borawski If you have custody of your minor child and your spouse is paying child support, chances are your spouse was required by court order to maintain a life insurance policy for the benefit of the child. So what happens if…
  • Apr 24

    Divorce and Estate Planning in Connecticut: 5 Steps You Should Take Now

    Divorce and Estate Planning in Connecticut: 5 Steps You Should Take Now
    When you got married you hoped for the best, but unfortunately, things didn’t turn out the way you expected. Whether your divorce in Connecticut is final or you’re just beginning the process, it’s a good idea to take a hard…
Rank this Week: 2533

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/
  • May 1

    Who Owns This Blog Post?

    Who Owns This Blog Post?
    As a lawyer who blogs who is interested in the law as it pertains to bloggers, answering this question seems like a good place to start for a series of posts on Internet Law. The answer to the above question, as you might imagine, depends on…
  • Apr 27

    Do Livestock Need to Know Constitutional Law? The Effect of Court Rulings on PA Farm Project

    Do Livestock Need to Know Constitutional Law? The Effect of Court Rulings on PA Farm Project
    Another title for this post could have been “Are my cows violating your constitutional rights?”   In less than two years, the Pennsylvania Courts have made two rulings that greatly affect all environmental issues in the…
  • Apr 13

    Securities and Exchange Commission Issues Final Rules on Regulation A+

    Securities and Exchange Commission Issues Final Rules on Regulation A+
    On Wednesday, March 25, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted final rules that will assist certain small businesses and startups in fundraising efforts by creating an updated exemption from registration for certain small…
Rank this Week: 1557

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
  • May 1

    Is Gift to Stepchildren Void if Testator is Divorced After Signing a Will?

    Is Gift to Stepchildren Void if Testator is Divorced After Signing a Will?
    I received a note yesterday from someone whose mother had recently passed away. His mother’s Will, which was made before she divorced, identified her stepchildren as beneficiaries. The note’s author asked: “Do the…
  • Apr 20

    Who Are Your Beneficiaries?

    Who Are Your Beneficiaries?
    Who are your beneficiaries? When was the last time you updated your beneficiary designations? If you’re like most Americans, it’s probably been a really long time! Unfortunately that can lead to disastrous results. For example, I…
  • Apr 10

    Can I Rewrite a Deceased Person’s Will?

    Can I Rewrite a Deceased Person’s Will?
    I received a message from someone this week whose husband had passed away seven years earlier leaving a Will that gave all his worldly possessions her. However, she never had the Will probated. I’m not sure what circumstances caused her…
Rank this Week: 1184

The Virtual Attorney Blog

The Virtual Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and business law. By Michael Brennan.

http://thevirtualattorney.com/blog
  • May 1

    Exploring Personal Cloud Storage for Attorney

    Exploring Personal Cloud Storage for Attorney
    The cloud, while often intimidating to attorneys, has become a hot topic for law firms looking to stay on the forefront of technology. Terms like cloud storage, cloud computing, and Software as a Service (SaaS) add confusion to the…
  • Apr 10

    LLC vs. S Corporation | Which is Right for My Business?

    LLC vs. S Corporation | Which is Right for My Business?
    I'm frequently approached (virtually) by entrepreneurs that have great ideas for a new business to start. They know that they need to form SOME type of business, but often they don't know much more than the terms "LLC" or "Corporation."…
  • Mar 27

    An Interview with Financial Planner Brian Plain

    An Interview with Financial Planner Brian Plain
    As any estate planning attorney will attest to, financial planners are some of our strongest allies when we work to help clients ensure that their futures and families are well taken care of. But, not all advisors are alike. Some charge flat…
Rank this Week: 3885

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
  • May 1

    How Can Someone Be Deposed Twice in the Same Case?

    How Can Someone Be Deposed Twice in the Same Case?
    Generally, you can’t compel someone to attend a deposition if he or she has been previously deposed in the same case. But there are 5 exceptions to this rule. A person whose deposition has been completed can’t be compelled to…
  • Apr 29

    When Trespasser Becomes Plaintiff

    When Trespasser Becomes Plaintiff
    The family of a 9-year-old California boy who survived a fall through a school’s skylight reportedly claims the school district should be held liable for his injuries because it was too easy to get on the school’s roof and…
  • Apr 27

    Make Your Argument, But Don’t Argue with the Judge

    Make Your Argument, But Don’t Argue with the Judge
    An an attorney and an officer of the court, you sometimes have competing duties: to represent your clients zealously and to maintain respect for the court. When it comes to a disagreeable court ruling, you’ll need to make your strongest…
Rank this Week: 3316

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/
  • May 1

    Inch by Inch ... Estate Planning is a Cinch!

    Inch by Inch ... Estate Planning is a Cinch!
    You have heard the admonition not to "eat and elephant all in one bite," yes? So it is with estate planning. No, really.
  • Apr 30

    Marrying after 50? Mind your Money Matters.

    Marrying after 50? Mind your Money Matters.
    I know, I know, I just wrote a blog post about the whole blended family thing just a few days ago. But this is a little different. Blending a family after age 50 can be a horse of a different, especially when compared to blending before age…
  • Apr 29

    The House Seeks to Kill Death Tax

    The House Seeks to Kill Death Tax
    That title of today's blog post reads like the pre-release description of a new summer action movie. But we have seen this "movie" played out in the Washington, D.C. before. Every time an attempt is made on its very life ... the…
Rank this Week: 1263

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • May 1

    Look Ahead as a Small Business Owner

    Look Ahead as a Small Business Owner
    When you are working for a company you have a lot of planning to do if you want to be ready to address all the eventualities of aging and ultimately leave behind a significant inheritance to your family members. However, your objectives with…
  • Apr 29

    What Living Trusts Do & Do Not Accomplish

    What Living Trusts Do & Do Not Accomplish
    Revocable living trusts are a good estate planning solution for many people, and this includes those who would not consider themselves to be wealthy. However, there are things they can and cannot accomplish and we would like to provide some…
  • Apr 27

    Download Your Free Estate Planning Report

    Download Your Free Estate Planning Report
    People often procrastinate when it comes to estate planning, and the root cause of this failure to act in many instances is the simple fact that they don’t know where to begin. This is understandable to a certain extent, but each day…
Rank this Week: 2209

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

http://www.cheryldavid.com/blog/
  • May 1

    Free Report: North Carolina Pet Planning: Part 2

    Free Report: North Carolina Pet Planning: Part 2
    Regardless of whether you have a single pet, multiple pets, or are planning on becoming a pet owner in the future, you need to have a pet plan ready in case you are no longer able to provide the care your animal companions require. Topics…
  • Apr 29

    Your Letter of Instruction: Essential Concept

    Your Letter of Instruction: Essential Concept
    Your Letter of Instruction: Essential Concepts from Cheryl David The informal nature of letters of instruction is one of the tools most useful facets. Unlike, for example, last wills and testaments, you don’t have to make sure that your…
  • Apr 24

    Free Report: North Carolina Pet Planning: Part 1

    Free Report: North Carolina Pet Planning: Part 1
    Whether you have a single pet, a small number of animals, an entire zoo, or are planning on acquiring more animals in the future, knowing what will happen to them should something happen to you is what your pet plan is designed to do. Like…
Rank this Week: 1825

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

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

    Making Avvo Work for You

    Making Avvo Work for You
    As most attorneys know, Avvo is an online platform where consumers can search for attorneys and also obtain answers to their legal questions.  Currently, the legal ranking and services marketplace provides ratings for a massive 97…
  • Apr 29

    Learning Never Stop

    Learning Never Stop
    I just returned from the American Academy’s Spring Summit event in Louisville, Kentucky. It was great to see old friends and to make new ones! At the Summit event in Louisville, I was particularly impressed by all the learning going on.…
  • Apr 27

    7 House Rules for Participating in Conference Call

    7 House Rules for Participating in Conference Call
    Here at the Academy we live on conference calls. When there are three people involved there is never an issue. More than three people and things start getting interesting. 1) No speakerphones. Even on regular calls it is a bad idea to be on…
Rank this Week: 3917

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/
  • May 1

    Consent to treatment for incapable persons – who decides?

    Consent to treatment for incapable persons – who decides?
    Many people wait until they do their will to appoint their power of attorney for personal care (and attorney for property). Given the unpredictability of life, and the fairly simple task of making a power of attorney, it might be better to…
  • Apr 30

    How to Resign as Power of Attorney

    How to Resign as Power of Attorney
    In Balacko v. Chepil-Coyle, a mother had previously appointed her three daughters jointly as attorneys.  In April 2011, she appointed her daughter and son-in-law as attorneys for property and for personal care.  In May 2011, the…
  • Apr 29

    Hull on Estates #416 – Resigning as an attorney under the Substitute Decisions Act

    Hull on Estates #416 – Resigning as an attorney under the Substitute Decisions Act
    Today on Hull on Estates, Natalia Angelini and Josh Eisen look at a recent case addressing the requirements under the Substitute Decisions Act for resigning as an attorney under a power of attorney for property and for personal care.  In…
Rank this Week: 221

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

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

    What Is a Family Wealth Trust?

    What Is a Family Wealth Trust?
    You have to preserve your family wealth for the benefit of succeeding generations if you are planning your estate as a very successful individual. The estate tax presents a looming threat to your financial legacy. There is no state-level…
  • Apr 29

    What Is the Nomination of a Guardian?

    What Is the Nomination of a Guardian?
    Some people look at estate planning as something that is only relevant to senior citizens. In fact, it could be argued that estate planning is more important for younger adults, especially parents with dependent children. If you are a young…
  • Apr 28

    What Is a Northern California Living Will

    What Is a Northern California Living Will
    What Is a Northern California Living Will from Timothy Murphy If you don’t have a living will, your closest relative would be forced to make this life or death decision on your behalf. Learn more about Northern California Living…
Rank this Week: 3219

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/
  • Apr 30

    Announcing My E-Book!

    Announcing My E-Book!
    I am very excited to announce that my first book, The Family’s Guide to Wills and Estate Planning, has gotten a new cover, a new title, and a new life as an e-book available for free at my website to anyone who would like it. For…
  • Apr 30

    Do You Know Where Your Parents’ Will or Trust Is?

    Do You Know Where Your Parents’ Will or Trust Is?
    If the answer to that question is, “N0!” you are in good company. A recent survey by Caring.com of 1,000 adults found that less than half of the adults surveyed (45.8%) knew where their parents’ documents were. When asked if…
  • Apr 8

    Finding Lost Life Insurance

    Finding Lost Life Insurance
    Consumer Reports estimates that at least $1 billion in benefits from forgotten life insurance policies are waiting to be claimed. Often, when I meet with adult children administering a trust after the death of a parent, they’re not…
Rank this Week: 3948

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

Covers Washington elder law, estate planning, and long term care.

http://www.byrdgarrett.com/blog/
  • Apr 30

    New Digital Estate Planning Policy Gives Facebook Users More Option

    New Digital Estate Planning Policy Gives Facebook Users More Option
    For anyone in the Seattle, Washington area with a Facebook account, you might want to take some time to update your account to designate a “legacy contact” in accordance with Facebook’s new policy. The policy, recently…
  • Apr 30

    Basic Questions About Estate Planning in Washington – What is Long-Term Care?

    Basic Questions About Estate Planning in Washington – What is Long-Term Care?
    Estate plans need to address a host of issues, including the possibility that you might one day need long-term care. A majority of Americans will require at least temporary long-term care at some point in their lives, but few are prepared for…
  • Apr 29

    Fight over Robin Williams’s Personal Property

    Fight over Robin Williams’s Personal Property
    When Robin Williams died last August, he left behind a large estate, several children, a widow, and millions of stunned fans. Soon after his death it was revealed that the actor had taken significant steps to craft an estate plan that was…
Rank this Week: 3914

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/
  • Apr 30

    Distracted Driving Statistics [Infographic]

    Distracted Driving Statistics [Infographic]
    Texting and driving is one of the most common causes of vehicle accidents in the US. Don’t become a statistic — be safe on the roads! If you have been injured in a car accident as a result of a distracted drive, call the expert…
  • Apr 29

    Common Causes of Trucking Accidents in the US [Infographic]

    Common Causes of Trucking Accidents in the US [Infographic]
    If you or a loved one has been in a trucking accident, call the experienced lawyers at Laird Hammons Laird immediately. We can help you get the compensation you deserve. The post Common Causes of Trucking Accidents in the US [Infographic]…
  • Apr 29

    7 Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

    7 Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney
    Have you ever needed a lawyer? Finding the right one can be stressful, adding to an already complicated situation. It is important to find someone who is experienced and the right fit to handle your problem. Here are seven questions you…
Rank this Week: 2749

Nevada Trust Reporter

Nevada Trust Reporter

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

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

    Millennials—don’t wait to find your path to retirement.

    Millennials—don’t wait to find your path to retirement.
    Source: Jacob Gold, Huffington Post Millennials are faced with today’s employment situation, which is a lack work opportunities for young professionals. Then there is student loan debt, credit card debt and the idea of their retirement…
  • Apr 22

    Mistake Cost Loved Ones $400,000 of an IRA Inheritance

    Mistake Cost Loved Ones $400,000 of an IRA Inheritance
    According to this Yahoo! article, Leonard Smith worked closely with his financial advisors and attorneys to ensure his children received the balance of his retirement funds after he died. Smith lost his battle with cancer in 2008.…
  • Apr 20

    Five Perfectly Legal Ways to Use Your Retirement Savings Early

    Five Perfectly Legal Ways to Use Your Retirement Savings Early
    Source: Matthew Frankel, The Motley Fool As the term suggests, retirement savings are generally used once you reach retirement age — which the IRS defines as 59 ½ years or older. However, there are some special circumstances…
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New York Trusts & Estates…

New York Trusts & Estates Litigation Blog

Discusses recent cases and developments pertaining to New York trusts and estates law. By Farrell Fritz.

http://www.nyestatelitigationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4248

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/
  • Apr 30

    How Can I Avoid Probate?

    How Can I Avoid Probate?
    There is an estate administration process that takes place after you pass away. When a will is used as a vehicle of asset transfer, property becomes probate property at first. This property cannot be transferred until the estate is probated…
  • Apr 28

    What Is the Difference Between a Living Will and a Living Trust?

    What Is the Difference Between a Living Will and a Living Trust?
    The one estate planning document that most people have definitely heard of is the last will or last will and testament. This is a legally binding document that you can use to direct the way that your assets will be transferred after you die.…
  • Apr 23

    Estate Planning & Elder Care Seminar

    Estate Planning & Elder Care Seminar
    We do everything possible to provide educational opportunities to people in the greater San Jose area, because many people fail to plan ahead due to a lack of information. From an electronic perspective, we publish an ongoing stream of…
Rank this Week: 2231

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Apr 30

    Step Into the Boxing Ring: Trust and Will Lawsuits can be a real FIGHT!

    Step Into the Boxing Ring: Trust and Will Lawsuits can be a real FIGHT!
    Make no mistake, litigation is a fight.  If you are going to try to set aside a Trust or Will document, you have a fight coming your way.  And in most cases, it can be a long, tough, expensive fight.  Unfortunately, there is no…
  • Apr 28

    Can You Text Your California Will?

    Can You Text Your California Will?
    You are on a plane and hit a good bit a turbulence, or the plane drops in altitude suddenly, and you think to yourself that you never did prepare your Will, so you send a quick text to a family member or friend setting out your desires should…
  • Apr 23

    Can You Escape a California No-Contest Clause?…Probably…

    Can You Escape a California No-Contest Clause?…Probably…
    Under California law, no-cotest clauses in California Trust and Wills have been substantially limited in their applicability.  In most cases they simply will not apply.  But even when a no-contest clause does apply, it may still be…
Rank this Week: 907

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/
  • Apr 30

    What happens if your will leaves money to a place that doesn’t exist?

    What happens if your will leaves money to a place that doesn’t exist?
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP In fundraising and higher education circles, the imminent closure of Sweet Briar College in rural Central Virginia has been much-discussed. This small, women-only college has…
  • Apr 8

    Annulment versus divorce matters at tax time

    Annulment versus divorce matters at tax time
    In our last post, we discussed how divorce affects an estate plan. A thorough review of all estate documents is critical post-divorce to ensure you’ve covered every conceivable scenario and changed every document necessary. Allowing an…
  • Apr 2

    A divorce can affect your estate plan

    A divorce can affect your estate plan
    Hardly anyone goes through the process of putting together a comprehensive estate plan with the intentions of getting divorced from their current spouse thereafter. It is, however, a fact of life that becomes reality for a large portion…
Rank this Week: 2716

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/
  • Apr 30

    Who Can Put Money Into an IRA?

    Who Can Put Money Into an IRA?
    IRA contributions are critical, of course, because without them, there would be no funds for retirement.
  • Apr 27

    Using POD and TOD Accounts in Estate Planning

    Using POD and TOD Accounts in Estate Planning
    Many clients are concerned with avoiding probate, whether it’s because of the expense or the time delays that probate causes.  It is not very difficult to avoid probate, if you take just a few steps to make sure your property will…
  • Apr 23

    The Fight for the Family Farm

    The Fight for the Family Farm
    Estate planning covers more than just drafting a will and selecting an executor.  Estate planning encompasses planning for death, as well as disability, incapacity, retirement and business succession.  A family business,…
Rank this Week: 3277

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

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

    When Should You Review Your Will?

    When Should You Review Your Will?
    Creating a will is one of the most important steps in planning your estate to ensure your assets are distributed according to your wishes. Anyone over the age of 18 who has belongings they want to leave to someone should take the time to…
  • Apr 20

    Having the Tough “Talk” with Your Aging Parent

    Having the Tough “Talk” with Your Aging Parent
    Having the difficult “talk” with your aging parents about elderly living arrangements, end-of-life care, and finances during retirement is one discussion most people would rather put off as long as possible. Putting off this talk…
  • Apr 10

    Estate Planning 101

    Estate Planning 101
    Deciding how to divide your assets and making sure your loved ones receive what you want them to have can be a simple matter. However, this is only possible if you understand the process of estate planning and where to begin. On the other…
Rank this Week: 2807

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

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

    Glen Campbell Honored for Final Body of Work

    Glen Campbell Honored for Final Body of Work
    Any family that’s had to deal with Alzheimer’s disease knows the devastating route it takes to annihilate a loved one. Country singer Glen Campbell carved his place in country music royalty decades ago and now, as the disease…
  • Apr 28

    When Filing for Ohio Guardianship is Right

    When Filing for Ohio Guardianship is Right
    One of the most difficult realities is the moment we realize our parents are growing older and experiencing the signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. These are just two of the any other number of disabilities that renders them…
  • Apr 23

    When Grandma Becomes Mommy

    When Grandma Becomes Mommy
    Did you know there are more than 8 million children who are being raised by their grandparents? That number’s on the rise, too. AARP refers to these families as “grandfamilies” and it’s not anything like most older…
Rank this Week: 3932

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
  • Apr 30

    Coach Dean Smith

    Coach Dean Smith
    Men’s college basketball coaching legend, Dean Smith, passed away on February 7, 2015. Coach Smith utilized a revocable trust in his estate plan. He included a unique bequest. He directed the trustee to distribute a […]Coach Dean…
  • Apr 27

    What You Need to Know about Minnesota’s Uniform Trust Code Part II: Trust Administration Involving Co-Trustee

    What You Need to Know about Minnesota’s Uniform Trust Code Part II: Trust Administration Involving Co-Trustee
    This is a second post in a series discussing different aspects on Minnesota’s new statute, the Uniform Trust Code (UTC), which becomes effective January 1, 2016. While this series will be useful information for all […]What You…
  • Apr 21

    7 Tips for the 706

    7 Tips for the 706
    As tax season is wrapping up I’ve found myself busy with a few estate tax returns, and wanted to share 7 Tips to keep in mind when completing a United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) […]7 Tips for the 706 is a…
Rank this Week: 3623

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    Why Is a Living Trust Better Than a Power of Attorney?

    Why Is a Living Trust Better Than a Power of Attorney?
    One legal document is not necessarily “better” than another, in much the same way that one golf club is not better than another. One club would be appropriate under certain circumstances, and you would use another club when…
  • Apr 29

    Free Report: What is the North Dakota Estate Marital Tax Deduction

    Free Report: What is the North Dakota Estate Marital Tax Deduction
    This citizenship requirement tells you something about the value of the marital deduction as an estate planning strategy. The tax man does not extend the marital deduction to non-citizens because a surviving spouse who is a citizen of another…
  • Apr 28

    Is Incapacity Planning Really Important?

    Is Incapacity Planning Really Important?
    When you hear someone talking about incapacity planning, you may tune out. Of course we are all aware of the fact that some people become incapacitated, but it can seem like something that only happens to “someone else.” In…
Rank this Week: 3292

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

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

    Mistakes to Avoid in a Power of Attorney

    Mistakes to Avoid in a Power of Attorney
    A power of attorney is one of the most commonly used legal documents, particularly in the area of estate planning. As such, there is a very good chance that at some point in your life you will wish to create a power of attorney, or POA. As…
  • Apr 29

    Is There a National Association of Elder Law Attorneys?

    Is There a National Association of Elder Law Attorneys?
    The elderly population is growing by leaps and bounds in the United States. By 2050, experts tell us that the number of older Americans (over age 65) will outnumber their younger counterparts (under age 21) for the first time in recorded…
  • Apr 24

    How to Start a Discussion about Your Estate Plan with Loved One

    How to Start a Discussion about Your Estate Plan with Loved One
    If you are like most people, sitting down and thinking about your own death or incapacity was difficult enough, though it was necessary in order to create your comprehensive estate plan. The idea of sitting down once again and discussing that…
Rank this Week: 3282

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. Buddha
  • Apr 29

    What Will Happen to Your Cat When You Die?

    What Will Happen to Your Cat When You Die?
    According to the Humane Society of the United States, there are just over 86 million owned cats in the United States. One in three households in America includes at least one or more cats as part of the family. Unlike dog owners who are more…
  • Apr 28

    Texas History – Do You Know Who Established the First Large Ranch in the Panhandle?

    Texas History – Do You Know Who Established the First Large Ranch in the Panhandle?
    Probably the best known rancher in Texas, Colonel Charles Goodnight established the first large Panhandle ranch in 1876. At the outbreak of the Civil War he joined the Confederate States Army. After the war he became involved in the herding…
Rank this Week: 3217

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    The Harsh Consequences of Intestacy - Estate of Britel

    The Harsh Consequences of Intestacy - Estate of Britel
    Intestacy, the consequence of a person not writing a will, can result in harsh consequences. For example, the decedent might have despised an heir who otherwise inherits from their estate just for the sheer fact that the heir is next of kin.…
  • Apr 24

    Beneficiary's Objections to a Probate Petition

    Beneficiary's Objections to a Probate Petition
    When a trust beneficiary objects to a trustee's petition, the objection(s) must be limited to the scope of the petition. Otherwise, the objection will be disregarded.  "Evidence offered on an unpleaded claim, theory, or defense is …
  • Apr 16

    Vested Benficiary and Contingent Beneficiary

    Vested Benficiary and Contingent Beneficiary
    Two terms that can describe a beneficiary of a testamentary instrument are "vested" and "contingent." There is a stark difference between the two terms. The former means that the beneficiary has a present interest in the estate, i.e. they can…
Rank this Week: 780

Texas Probate Litigation

Texas Probate Litigation

Covers Texas will contests, trust and inheritance disputes. By J. Michael Young.

http://www.txprobatelitigation.com/
  • Apr 29

    Court of appeals upholds removal of executor

    Court of appeals upholds removal of executor
    In Estate of Montemayor, the San Antonio Court of Appeals considered a challenge to the probate court's removal of an independent executor. Such removals have become more difficult since the Texas Supreme Court's opinion in Kappus v. Kappus.…
  • Jan 28

    Does the holder of a POA owe a general fiduciary duty to the principal?

    Does the holder of a POA owe a general fiduciary duty to the principal?
    Under Texas law the holder of a power of attorney, as an agent, owes the principal a fiduciary duty. In situations involving a transaction between the agent and the principal, Texas law closely scrutinizes the transaction and places the…
  • Nov 14

    Estate of Hemsley

    Estate of Hemsley
    Sherman Hemsley was a popular actor, known for playing George Jefferson in "All in the Family" and the "The Jeffersons." He was never married and had no children. He died in El Paso in 2012 after a battle with lung...
Rank this Week: 5078

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

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

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    Remove & Expungement of Criminal Arrests and Convictions- Free Seminar- Edison, NJ- May 6

    Remove & Expungement of Criminal Arrests and Convictions- Free Seminar- Edison, NJ- May 6
    Remove & Expungement of Criminal Arrests and Convictions- Free SeminarMay 6, 2015 from 5:00pm-5:45Location: Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen, 2053 Woodbridge Ave, Edison, NJ 08817Cost: Free if you pre-register. Complimentary materials…
  • Apr 20

    SECTION 3-901. SUCCESSORS’ RIGHTS IF NO ADMINISTRATION.

    SECTION 3-901. SUCCESSORS’ RIGHTS IF NO ADMINISTRATION.
    SECTION 3-901. SUCCESSORS’ RIGHTS IF NO ADMINISTRATION. In the absence of administration, the heirs and devisees are entitled to the estate in accordance with the terms of a probated will or the laws of intestate succession. Devisees…
  • Apr 20

    SECTION 3-101. DEVOLUTION OF ESTATE AT DEATH; RESTRICTIONS.

    SECTION 3-101. DEVOLUTION OF ESTATE AT DEATH; RESTRICTIONS.
    SECTION 3-101. DEVOLUTION OF ESTATE AT DEATH; RESTRICTIONS. The power of a person to leave property by will, and the rights of creditors, devisees, and heirs to his property are subject to the restrictions and limitations contained…
Rank this Week: 4564

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blog
  • Apr 29

    Assumed Names (DBA's) in North Carolina

    Assumed Names (DBA's) in North Carolina
    Tags: corporate lawyer NCstarting a business attorney in NCIndividuals who are doing business as a sole proprietorship should file an assumed name in the Register of Deeds of their county. Here's a link to the form in Forsyth County,…
  • Apr 8

    Employee Background Check FCRA compliance

    Employee Background Check FCRA compliance
    Tags: Background check employeeCorporate attorney North CarolinaThe Federal Trade Commission has updated guidance for compliance with the Federal Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when doing background checks on a new hire. Below is some…
  • Apr 7

    Foreclosures for Creditors NC

    Foreclosures for Creditors NC
    Tags: foreclosure attorney north carolinaUCC lien sale attorney NCIf you are a creditor, whether a bank, seller-financing, or other with a deed of trust on property AND you have a borrower/debtor who is behind on payments, then the time…
Rank this Week: 3614

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/
  • Apr 29

    ATF Confirms No Implementation for 41P for quite some time

    ATF Confirms No Implementation for 41P for quite some time
    In the April 27th issue of Bullet Points, the NSSF wrote the following update NO IMPLEMENTATION YET SEEN FOR NOTICE 41P AS FINAL RULE . . . NSSF has confirmed with ATF that the bureau is unlikely to publish Notice 41P (NFA Trusts) as a Final…
  • Apr 21

    Do I have to submit an executed copy of my Gun Trust with an electronic Form 1

    Do I have to submit an executed copy of my Gun Trust with an electronic Form 1
    While this may seem obvious, we regularly get asked this question.   YES, when using the ATF eFiling for a Fom1, a signed copy of your gun trust must be uploaded.  The maximum file size that can be attached is 3MB but you can…
  • Apr 20

    Solvent Traps and Gun Trusts, Making a Suppressor

    Solvent Traps and Gun Trusts, Making a Suppressor
    Many individuals have purchase thread adapters to permit the use of an oil filter as a solvent trap.  The problem is that this adapter can also be used and is often intended to be used to create a suppressor.   The resellers on…
Rank this Week: 4445

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/
  • Apr 28

    When does a Will Make Sense?

    When does a Will Make Sense?
    Dear Liza: A friend of mine is considering a living trust.  The only property he has is a coin collection maybe worth around $15,000.  He has an adult daughter who he doesn’t communicate with and does not want her to get…
  • Apr 25

    Who Inherits When There’s No Beneficiary?

    Who Inherits When There’s No Beneficiary?
    Dear Liza: My dad named his mother as his beneficiary, but she passed away in 2004.  My dad died in 2013 but didn’t change his beneficiary. I am my father’s only child and he has no wife, so who gets the money…
  • Mar 4

    Reporting Foreign Gift

    Reporting Foreign Gift
    Dear Liza: Does a person receiving a gift from a sibling in another country have to pay gift tax on that gift in the United States? In the United States, gifts are not considered ordinary income, so you don’t…
Rank this Week: 1845

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.fsgattorneys.com/blog
  • Apr 28

    Juvenile DUI Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Juvenile DUI Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
      It is the end of April and prom season has started.  The high school and college seniors are preparing to go to the prom, dance, have a great time, and celebrate their upcoming graduations.  Unfortunately, some of them will…
  • Apr 21

    Real Estate Attorneys in Ft. Thoma

    Real Estate Attorneys in Ft. Thoma
    The single most expensive item the majority of us will ever buy is real estate.  Traditionally, people buy a lot and hire a builder to construct their new home. Alternatively, people buy an already constructed house that meets their…
  • Apr 14

    Juvenile law in Northern Kentucky

    Juvenile law in Northern Kentucky
    The days are getting longer and warmer, and in about a month schools will be closing for the summer.  The students are excited: they will have more free time and more ability to move around and enjoy the summer.  Occasionally, that…
Rank this Week: 3284