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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Apr 24

    Long Term Care Tax Break

    Long Term Care Tax Break
    A long-term care insurance (LTCi) policy may help people reduce the amount they pay in taxes. At the same time, it also provides valuable insurance coverage that can help someone stay in their home, protect their retirement, and ensure…
  • Apr 24

    Article on Privacy Protection in Digital Asset

    Article on Privacy Protection in Digital Asset
    Jeehyeon Jenny Lee (Columbia University Law School) recently published an article entitled, Death and Live Feeds: Privacy Protection in Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets, (Apr. 7, 2015) Columbia Business Law Review, Forthcoming. Provided…
  • Apr 24

    Family Files Suit Against Attorney Reaping Millions From Will

    Family Files Suit Against Attorney Reaping Millions From Will
    When Robert Mardigian wanted to put his financial affairs in order, he turned to his longtime friend and attorney, Mark Papazian. Mr. Papazian subsequently drafted a will and trust that left the bulk of Mardigian’s fortune to Papazian and…
Rank this Week: 92

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/
  • Apr 24

    The defendant moved for summary judgment to dismiss the complaint...cont

    The defendant moved for summary judgment to dismiss the complaint...cont
    The issue is whether or not the motion of the defendant should be granted. Supreme Court denied the defendant's motion. It found that questions of fact existed as to where The defendant was at the time plaintiff first complained of trouble…
  • Apr 22

    The defendant moved for summary judgment to dismiss the complaint

    The defendant moved for summary judgment to dismiss the complaint
    Defendant appeals from an order of the Supreme Court, Bronx County, entered on or about October 29, 2009, which denied her motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint and all cross claims as against her. Defendant is a registered…
  • Apr 20

    The defendant BH Corp. ...cont

    The defendant BH Corp. ...cont
    Sixth, it is asserted that one of plaintiff's experts, Dr. BY, improperly testified from two reports that did not constitute business records. Dr. BY was a psychologist and director of a free program for rehabilitation of the brain injured at…
Rank this Week: 423

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/
  • Apr 24

    Idaho Elder Law - Maintaining Control in Later Life

    Idaho Elder Law - Maintaining Control in Later Life
    Who speaks for you if you are not able to speak for yourself? Who determines what kind of care you want at the end of life, how your finances are handled, how your estate will be distributed?
  • Apr 23

    Idaho Estate Planning - Baby Boomers & Retirement Planning

    Idaho Estate Planning - Baby Boomers & Retirement Planning
    Failure to consider wills and estate planning is a frequent issue, and not just for Baby Boomers. People usually think that it’s something they can put off and deal with later.
  • Apr 22

    Idaho Elder Law - Common Mistakes in Retirement Planning

    Idaho Elder Law - Common Mistakes in Retirement Planning
    Some seniors believe that once they qualify for Medicare, they are 100% covered without any gaps. Unfortunately, there may be issues, such as nursing homes and assisted living for long-term care. These are not covered under Medicare.
Rank this Week: 436

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.connecticutestateplanningattorneysblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 16

    Be Careful: Transferring Assets to Qualify for Medicaid in Connecticut May Backfire

    Be Careful: Transferring Assets to Qualify for Medicaid in Connecticut May Backfire
    If you want Medicaid in Connecticut to pay for your long-term care, one thing you should NOT to do is give away your assets – unless you think you won’t need Medicaid within the next five years. When you apply for Medicaid for…
Rank this Week: 2928

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 10

    Probating a Lost Will

    Probating a Lost Will
    When a person who wrote a will, the testator, passes away the will needs to be lodged with the appropriate probate court in California. If the person was domiciled in California at death, the county of domiciliary has jurisdiction. For…
Rank this Week: 1273

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: 1334

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

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

    Naming Minors as IRA Beneficiarie

    Naming Minors as IRA Beneficiarie
    A minor can be a beneficiary of an IRA, and the advantages are many. When an IRA is inherited, the required withdrawals can be stretched across the life expectancy of the individual who is inheriting the IRA. This defers taxes until…
  • Apr 17

    Custodial Accounts for Minors in Illinoi

    Custodial Accounts for Minors in Illinoi
    Custodial accounts are created by adults as custodians for minor children. Both the custodian and the minor must be residents or resident aliens of the United States. The accounts are established under the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act…
  • Mar 27

    Duties of the Executor

    Duties of the Executor
    Your executor is the person who is responsible for distributing your assets after you die. Your Will specifies who you name as your executor. The following are some of the duties of an executor: • Locate Documents. The executor…
Rank this Week: 1909

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
  • Apr 24

    7 Contract Damages Provisions to Bargain Over

    7 Contract Damages Provisions to Bargain Over
    When you’re negotiating and drafting a contract, your client may be excited and focused on the positives, but you have to keep your eye on the dark side, i.e., the consequences of a breach. Consider bargaining over favorable damages…
  • Apr 22

    Size Up Your Adversary

    Size Up Your Adversary
    When it comes to litigating a case, your client’s objectives are only half the story. If you want to gain an advantage, you’ll also need to successfully assess your adversary’s goals, capabilities, and willingness to fight.…
  • Apr 20

    6 Things to Know About Interrogatory Response

    6 Things to Know About Interrogatory Response
    So, you’ve been hit with interrogatories. Before you start working on responses, review these 6 points. 1. You have a duty to respond. A party who has been served with interrogatories under CCP §§2030.010–2030.410 has a…
Rank this Week: 2937

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/
  • Apr 24

    Retirement Planning Challenges for Cohabitant

    Retirement Planning Challenges for Cohabitant
    If you have a "significant other" who is not your "spouse," then you already know some of the estate planning challenges when one partner dies. The surviving partner could be out on the street (literally) when it comes to…
  • Apr 23

    Millennials + Money = Freedom

    Millennials + Money = Freedom
    What do Millennials want out of money? Freedom, baby, freedom.
  • Apr 22

    Common Senior Retirement Mistakes - Running on Empty?

    Common Senior Retirement Mistakes - Running on Empty?
    Will you run out of money before you run out of life? That is a common concern of seniors. The mistakes they make are usually because they do not know what they do not know.
Rank this Week: 2092

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Apr 24

    Connecticut Living Trust Information

    Connecticut Living Trust Information
    You may have heard about living trusts and have questions about why you would want to use such a trust to arrange for the transfer of your assets after your passing. We have prepared an informative report that will answer all of your…
  • Apr 22

    Living Well? Don’t Be Overconfident

    Living Well? Don’t Be Overconfident
    People are becoming more more health conscious these days, and those who are members of the elder law community are always going to encourage healthy lifestyles. After all, you live an improved quality of life when you take good care of…
  • Apr 20

    Work Within a Long-Term Financial Plan

    Work Within a Long-Term Financial Plan
    Some people say that they are not in a position to plan ahead for retirement. Their take on things is that it is challenging to get by day to day and week by week, and they simply don’t have large amounts of money to set aside for…
Rank this Week: 2931

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2276

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Apr 24

    Become an Awesome Bo

    Become an Awesome Bo
    As a parent I learned that children are motivated differently based on their personalities. One size definitely does not fit all. Like most mothers, I gave every bit of effort I could to the parenting process; trying my best to contribute to…
  • Apr 22

    Off to Louisville!

    Off to Louisville!
    This week, I’m in Louisville, Kentucky, for the Academy’s Spring Summit event! I’m looking forward to seeing all my Academy friends there. I interact with members every day, but my opportunity to see them in person is at the…
  • Apr 20

    Estate Planning and Funerals of the Future

    Estate Planning and Funerals of the Future
    Recent research indicates Baby Boomer women are arranging 76% of funerals. Are your female clients ready to tackle the tasks associated with making funeral plans and handling estate follow-up tasks after a death? At the recent International…
Rank this Week: 841

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch…

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch Blog

Illinois attorney blog for estate planning, wills, trusts and probate.

http://www.illinoisestateplan.com/blog
  • Apr 24

    Estate Planning Jokes for April’s National Humor Month

    Estate Planning Jokes for April’s National Humor Month
    It can’t be an accident that National Humor Month coincides with income tax month. Who doesn’t need a little laughter after trying to decipher over 4 million words in the tax code. Last April I linked to a few humorous videos.…
  • Apr 16

    April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day

    April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day
    Did you know that April 16 (every year) is National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD)? Just what is NHDD? It’s a “50-state annual initiative to provide clear, concise, and consistent information on healthcare decision-making to both…
  • Apr 7

    Ernie Banks Estate, Part 3: Creditor Claims Against the Estate

    Ernie Banks Estate, Part 3: Creditor Claims Against the Estate
    Mr. Cub’s estate battle has now entered roughly the top of the second inning. To recap, you can read my first two installments on this case here and here. What’s happened since my last installment on March 3rd? Quite a bit (you…
Rank this Week: 3165

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://yourestatematters.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Apr 23

    The Fight Over Sentimental Asset

    The Fight Over Sentimental Asset
    Robin Williams first made his way into the hearts of the American public in his role as “Mork” on the hit television series “Mork & Mindy” during the late 1970s – and he never left. Williams went on to gain…
  • Apr 17

    Veterans Administration Benefits, Nursing Homes, and Other Elder Care Option

    Veterans Administration Benefits, Nursing Homes, and Other Elder Care Option
    Qualified veterans can take advantage of several different programs if they need to stay in a nursing home, elder care center, or require other forms of long-term care. Many veterans aren’t aware that the Veterans Administration…
Rank this Week: 3160

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/
  • Apr 23

    Meeting many wonderful caregivers today at the Fearless Caregiver Conference

    Meeting many wonderful caregivers today at the Fearless Caregiver Conference
    Today I had the privilege today of serving as a guest panelist at the Fearless Caregiver Conference in West Palm Beach. The conference was attended by hundreds of people who are caring for loved ones and are seeking advice, support and…
  • Apr 20

    Part B Deductible Coverage to end as part of new "doc fix" legislation

    Part B Deductible Coverage to end as part of new "doc fix" legislation
    The so-called Medicare "doc fix" (officially the "Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015") was signed into law by President Obama on April 16. A rare instance of congressional bipartisanship, the new law…
  • Apr 16

    Urgent Update: Florida Supreme Court final opinion criminalizes Medicaid planning by non-lawyer

    Urgent Update: Florida Supreme Court final opinion criminalizes Medicaid planning by non-lawyer
    Thinking about getting Medicaid planning advice from someone other than an attorney? Thinking of referring someone to a non-attorney?  Better think again. Besides getting bad advice, you also may be aiding and abetting a crime. As I…
Rank this Week: 550

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    How Will Virginia Reckless Driving Affect Your Law School Application?

    How Will Virginia Reckless Driving Affect Your Law School Application?
    Many law schools consider criminal history when you’re applying for law school. There may be even be places on the application for you to list criminal convictions and charges. Reckless driving in Virginia is a Class 1…
  • Apr 22

    How Will Virginia Reckless Driving Affect Your Medical School Application?

    How Will Virginia Reckless Driving Affect Your Medical School Application?
    If you’re applying for medical school, or you plan to once you graduate from undergrad, and you’re currently charged with reckless driving in Virginia, we definitely need to talk. Reckless driving in Virginia is a Class 1…
  • Apr 21

    Will You Get Jail for an Interlock Violation?

    Will You Get Jail for an Interlock Violation?
    Judges treat these very harshly. If you are facing interlock violations, you are likely looking at some period of jail time. How much we’re talking and what we can do to avoid that depends on the court that you’re in and the judge…
Rank this Week: 821

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud…

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud Blog

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

http://www.probatelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Sofia Vergara Lawsuit Teaches Lesson For Couples Using IVF

    Sofia Vergara Lawsuit Teaches Lesson For Couples Using IVF
    It began with an anonymous court filing pitting “John Doe” against “Jane Doe.” It didn’t take long for Jane and John to be identified publicly as Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara and creator of the Onion…
  • Apr 8

    Celebrity Legacies: Blurred Lines Surround Marvin Gaye Estate

    Celebrity Legacies: Blurred Lines Surround Marvin Gaye Estate
    There's nothing like a hit song to keep heirs dancing down the road to the bank -- even when that song wasn't written, composed, or sung by the celebrity singer who died. The heirs of Marvin Gaye hit it big with a judgment against Robin…
  • Mar 30

    "Was He A Hero?" And Other Questions Surround Chris Kyle's Estate - The American Sniper

    "Was He A Hero?" And Other Questions Surround Chris Kyle's Estate - The American Sniper
    As the movie, American Sniper, enjoys box office success, questions and controversies surround the estate of Chris Kyle. One of his biggest critics is Jesse Ventura, the always-outspoken former professional wrestler and potential presidential…
Rank this Week: 451

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

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

http://www.byrdgarrett.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    Can you Transfer Inheritances? 3 Common Question

    Can you Transfer Inheritances? 3 Common Question
    While it may seem like a counterintuitive option, there may come a time when you might want, or even need, to transfer inheritance rights to others. The process of transferring inheritances, the circumstances under which you might want to do…
  • Apr 22

    As Your Family Grows Up, Your Estate Plan Should Change

    As Your Family Grows Up, Your Estate Plan Should Change
    If you are a parent of a young child in the Seattle, Washington area who has taken the time to craft an estate plan, you should be prepared to make changes to your plan as your family grows up. Whether you have a single child, multiple…
  • Apr 5

    What Boomers Need to Address in Their Estate Plan

    What Boomers Need to Address in Their Estate Plan
    As the number of baby boomers who reach the age of 65 increases by 10,000 every day, the need for members of this generation to address estate planning issues continues to grow. Like all adults, every baby boomer should have a comprehensive…
Rank this Week: 3162

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Apr 23

    Estate Planning and Investment: A Symbiotic Relationship

    Estate Planning and Investment: A Symbiotic Relationship
    Imagine inheriting a quarter of a million dollars but having absolutely no idea what to do with it. That’s a good problem to have, but a problem nonetheless. View image | gettyimages.com CNN Money recently reached out with advice to a…
  • Apr 16

    When Killers Attempt to Inherit from Their Victims’ Will

    When Killers Attempt to Inherit from Their Victims’ Will
    You probably remember at least one episode of “Murder, She Wrote” in which somebody offs their relatives in the hopes of claiming a sweet inheritance under their life insurance or a will. It’s been a favorite plotline for…
  • Apr 9

    Can Nursing Homes Go After Your Trusts to Pay Their Bills?

    Can Nursing Homes Go After Your Trusts to Pay Their Bills?
    Nursing homes are expensive. The same goes for just about any kind of senior assistance or long-term care. So how are elderly people of modest means supposed to cope? A recent Gannett article lays out the three basic options: Get the…
Rank this Week: 2286

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 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…
  • Apr 16

    Top 8 Must Know Facts for Every California Trustee

    Top 8 Must Know Facts for Every California Trustee
    If you are a California Trustee, here are eight must know facts for your to properly administer your Trust and keep yourself safe from any personal liability: 1.  Know Your Duties Being a Trustee is a thankless job.  You owe many…
  • Apr 9

    Can You Prove It? Shifting the Burden of Proof in California Will and Trust Case

    Can You Prove It? Shifting the Burden of Proof in California Will and Trust Case
    Do you have the evidence required to prove your case in Court?  Why not make the other side prove it instead?  Under California law, there are time when you can shift the burden of proof onto your opponent.  In this video,…
Rank this Week: 1271

New Jersey Estate Planning Center…

New Jersey Estate Planning Center Blog

Covers New Jersey estate planning. By Media Law Group.

http://www.jerseyestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    Julianne Moore’s Oscar Sustains Awareness for Dementia Care

    Julianne Moore’s Oscar Sustains Awareness for Dementia Care
    Alzheimer’s disease is an unlikely topic for Oscar buzz, but it nevertheless dominated red-carpet chatter this year, as Julianne Moore was an early favorite to win the Best Actress award for Still Alice. Alice is a devastatingly…
  • Apr 16

    Four Reasons People Put Off Estate Planning

    Four Reasons People Put Off Estate Planning
    “Have you thought about dying lately?” View image | gettyimages.com That’s the question The Huffington Post asks in a new article about delays in estate planning. Most people’s answer, they guess, is no. After all, it…
  • Apr 9

    Dancing and Sudoku: Could Getting Old Really Be That Simple?

    Dancing and Sudoku: Could Getting Old Really Be That Simple?
    With or without dementia, old age is accompanied by a decline in memory and cognitive function. That’s been an unassailable fact since the dawn of time. But it might not be fact anymore. A growing body of research demonstrates that…
Rank this Week: 2226

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Apr 20

    Marijuana and the Elderly

    Marijuana and the Elderly
    In Honor of National 4/20 Day There are many divisions in our nation, one of the biggest being the debates over legalized marijuana. Regardless of where you stand, there are many reasons as to why people feel the way they do. For some, the…
  • Apr 17

    Legal Guardianship in Ohio

    Legal Guardianship in Ohio
    Legal Guardianship in Ohio from Barry H Zimmer A person, association or corporation appointed by the Ohio probate court to be legally responsible for an incompetent person and/or the person’s property. Learn more about Legal…
Rank this Week: 2865

Law Office of Barton P. Levine

Law Office of Barton P. Levine

Covers New York estate planning, probate and wills.

http://www.new-york-estate-planning.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    Medicaid and Financial Planning

    Medicaid and Financial Planning
    One of the biggest challenges in planning for the future, especially as we near retirement age, is understanding how or even if we should plan for Medicaid and Medicare. After all, most of us have been told our entire adult lives that long…
  • Apr 20

    Affordable Senior Housing?

    Affordable Senior Housing?
    Even the best laid plans for retirement are sometimes not what we thought they’d be. Few of us can take a step back, look at our overall retirement plans and say,  “Ah, just as I’d hoped.” Whether it’s the…
  • Apr 16

    Your Mortgage Affects Estate Planning

    Your Mortgage Affects Estate Planning
    Remember your first home your purchased? The overwhelming excitement of opening the front door for the first time to a house that was really yours? Or maybe the skipped heartbeats when you signed the paperwork that promised you’d pay…
Rank this Week: 1511

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 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,…
  • Apr 20

    How Can Same-Sex Partners Make Medical Decisions for One Another?

    How Can Same-Sex Partners Make Medical Decisions for One Another?
    Most heterosexual married couples take for granted the rights and privileges they enjoy in the United States.  They have come to expect that, as spouses, they will be allowed to visit each other in the hospital, and to make decisions…
  • Apr 16

    Traditional or Roth IRA?

    Traditional or Roth IRA?
    Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are common financial instruments used in retirement planning. They allow you to prepare for your future retirement. There are different kinds of retirement accounts, with different requirements and…
Rank this Week: 3140

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

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

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4028

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    Probate and the Uniform Probate Code

    Probate and the Uniform Probate Code
    If you have never given much thought to the subject of estate planning, you may harbor some misconceptions. It can seem as though a last will would be a logical choice for an asset transfer vehicle if you want to make sure that you keep…
  • Apr 21

    What Questions Should I Ask an Elder Law Attorney?

    What Questions Should I Ask an Elder Law Attorney?
    Sometimes you need professional guidance when you are navigating difficult waters. This certainly comes into play when you are looking ahead toward the eventualities of aging. Elder law attorneys understand the lay of the land, and they can…
  • Apr 16

    When Would I Use a Special Needs Trust?

    When Would I Use a Special Needs Trust?
    The estate planning toolkit is extensive, and there is the right tool for the right job as it were. You should carefully consider the life situation of the people that will be inheriting assets from you, and you should utilize the ideal…
Rank this Week: 3191

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    What Is the Marital Deduction?

    What Is the Marital Deduction?
    Estate planning typically requires a consideration of a number of factors that will ultimately impact the plan, including the tax implications of a proposed estate plan. Federal gift and estate taxes, for example, can diminish the value of an…
  • Apr 21

    Can Someone Contest a Trust Like They Do a Will?

    Can Someone Contest a Trust Like They Do a Will?
    Ideally, when you die your estate plan will kick in and provide a roadmap for the disposition of all your estate assets during the probate process that follows your death. Sometimes, however, the probate process does not run as smoothly as…
  • Apr 16

    How Long Does the Probate Process Take in South Carolina?

    How Long Does the Probate Process Take in South Carolina?
    At some point in your life you will likely be involved in the probate process in some capacity. You may be appointed as the executor in someone’s Last Will and Testament, named as a beneficiary by a decedent, or be a creditor of an…
Rank this Week: 1617

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/
  • Apr 23

    The Illegitimate Children of Westero

    The Illegitimate Children of Westero
    In the Game of Thrones universe, being born out of wedlock results in significant negative social and legal consequences. A “bastard” – a term frequently used in the Seven Kingdoms, although no longer considered appropriate…
  • Apr 22

    A Succession Crisi

    A Succession Crisi
    The land of Westeros, the fictional kingdom of the TV show Game of Thrones, is experiencing a succession crisis. The King, Robert Baratheon, is dead, survived by no fewer than 20 children. However, most of his issue are illegitimate or…
  • Apr 22

    Hull on Estates #415 – Accounting obligations with digital assets and account

    Hull on Estates #415 – Accounting obligations with digital assets and account
    Listen to Hull on Estates #415 – Accounting obligations with digital assets and accounts Today on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Noah Weisberg discuss administration and accounting obligations with respect to digital assets and…
Rank this Week: 523

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 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…
  • Apr 21

    Does the Medi-Cal Look-Back Apply if I Give a Caregiver Child My Home?

    Does the Medi-Cal Look-Back Apply if I Give a Caregiver Child My Home?
    Medi-Cal is California’s version of the Medicaid program that is jointly administered by the federal government along with each respective state government. This program is very important for many senior citizens, because it will pay…
  • Apr 16

    Can My Spouse Use My Estate Tax Exclusion After I Die?

    Can My Spouse Use My Estate Tax Exclusion After I Die?
    There is a federal estate tax exclusion that exists as the line in the sand that divides the people who are exposed to the tax from those who are exempt. If the value of your estate does not exceed the amount of this exclusion, you are exempt…
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Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Apr 22

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. Vince Lombardi
  • Apr 22

    Amending a Trust

    Amending a Trust
    For many people an estate plan includes much more than a simple Last Will and Testament. Although there are numerous estate planning tools and documents that can be incorporated into an estate plan, some are used more than others. Trusts, for…
  • Apr 21

    Texas History – Do You Know Who Was the First Woman Elected Mayor of Dallas?

    Texas History – Do You Know Who Was the First Woman Elected Mayor of Dallas?
    Annette Strauss became Dallas’s first elected woman mayor. She was born in Houston, Texas, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1944. Strauss served as mayor from 1987 to 1991. She was the second female mayor –…
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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/
  • Apr 22

    What to do about an estate lawyer who misbehave

    What to do about an estate lawyer who misbehave
    A reader of this blog recently suggested to me that he'd like to see an article about what to do when the lawyer for the estate has misbehaved. I took him up on the suggestion because I realize that plenty of people - executors and…
  • Apr 22

    Is taking a greedy executor to court to pass accounts worth it?

    Is taking a greedy executor to court to pass accounts worth it?
    Whenever a person is thinking about bringing a lawsuit against someone, he or she goes through the mental process of weighing risks and downside against potential gains. The question is whether the lawsuit is worth it. A large part of the…
  • Apr 15

    Crash victim's will made all the difference - Saanich New

    Crash victim's will made all the difference - Saanich New
    When I talk to people who don't have wills and I ask them why they haven't made one yet, I get a variety of answers. The one I hear the most is that people plan to make wills "later", when they are older, or sick, or injured. They…
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Long Island Estate Planning…

Long Island Estate Planning Questions & Answers

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

http://longislandestatesattorney.com/faqs/
  • Apr 22

    What is Mental Incompetence for a Long Island Will Contest?

    What is Mental Incompetence for a Long Island Will Contest?
    Understanding Testamentary Capacity Many people assume that because their loved one has mental issues that it meant that they would not have the capability to sign a will. This would be a reasonable assumption considering that one must have a…
  • Apr 15

    What is Considered Undue Influence in a Long Island Will?

    What is Considered Undue Influence in a Long Island Will?
    A common objection to a will is that someone used undue influence to get the person who died on Long Island to change their will so that it no longer reflected how they wanted their estate be divided after their death. Undue influence, while…
  • Apr 2

    Can a Trust on Long Island be Terminated or Changed?

    Can a Trust on Long Island be Terminated or Changed?
    Are the Terms of a Long Island Trust Permanent? If you are setting up a trust, are a trustee or are a beneficiary of a trust, you may need to know if the trust that you have set up can be modified in some way or cancelled. The answer is not a…
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Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • Apr 22

    Protecting Your Online Accounts After Death

    Protecting Your Online Accounts After Death
    It is no secret that we are living in a digital world. Our daily lives are spent online paying bills, browsing social media, checking bank accounts, and the list goes on. When you signed up for all of these accounts, you likely did not think…
  • Apr 1

    Why Would You Need a Revocable Living Trust in Florida?

    Why Would You Need a Revocable Living Trust in Florida?
    A will cannot always handle the wide range of issues that arise when planning your estate. A revocable living trust, commonly called a living trust (or “inter vivos trust”), is created during your lifetime and allows you to…
  • Mar 17

    Tips to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Estate Planning

    Tips to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Estate Planning
    You take the time to create an estate plan with the hopes that upon passing, your assets are distributed as you had indicated in your estate plan. Unfortunately, not all estate plans are created equal and consequently, a poorly created…
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Nevada Trust Reporter

Nevada Trust Reporter

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

http://blog.trustprovident.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 17

    Provident Trust Group Overview [VIDEO]

    Provident Trust Group Overview [VIDEO]
    Check out our new Provident Trust Group Overview video on YouTube!
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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/
  • Apr 22

    Trust Can Be Reformed to Add Beneficiarie

    Trust Can Be Reformed to Add Beneficiarie
    Can a trust be reformed to add beneficiaries where the trust as originally drafted fails to include any beneficiaries?  According to a recent Florida trust case, yes, the trust can be reformed to add a residual beneficiary clause. 
  • Apr 10

    Waiver and Consent in Estate and Probate Administration

    Waiver and Consent in Estate and Probate Administration
    Probate—the process by which an estate is administered—is fraught with obscure and complex rules which must be followed in a precise manner in order to ultimately distribute assets to the intended beneficiaries.
  • Mar 22

    Partition Actions in Florida

    Partition Actions in Florida
    Partition actions are often used to force the sale of jointly owned property when the owners cannot agree amongst themselves what to do with the property.  Florida law provides a general framework on how a partition action is to proceed,…
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Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 22

    What Senior Care Looked Like Sixty Years Ago

    What Senior Care Looked Like Sixty Years Ago
    Nearly 60 years ago, in 1959, LIFE magazine ran a four-part photo essay that spawned national outrage and spurred the country toward change. Billed as a real-life kind of horror show, the magazine captured in stunning detail the harrowing…
  • Apr 15

    For Some Families, Estate Planning Is People Planning

    For Some Families, Estate Planning Is People Planning
    Some of the best sitcom episodes are those in which the protagonist family goes on vacation. Invariably, they mess up. Tickets are left, bags are lost, plans derail, and tempers fly off the handle. View image | gettyimages.com That’s…
  • Apr 8

    Artist Ages a Woman from Baby to Old Age in Mere Minute

    Artist Ages a Woman from Baby to Old Age in Mere Minute
    It’s often said that life goes by in the blink of an eye. Now, an artist has created an incredible video that shows it happening almost that quickly, and the effect is deeply moving. Korean artist Seok Jeong Hyeon, better ……
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Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Apr 22

    What Is Northern California Estate Planning

    What Is Northern California Estate Planning
    What Is Northern California Estate Planning from Timothy Murphy Every responsible adult should have an estate plan in place. Learn more about Estate Planning in Northern California in this presentation.  
  • Apr 19

    Preparing for Northern California Incapacity: Part 2 of 2

    Preparing for Northern California Incapacity: Part 2 of 2
    Preparing for Northern California Incapacity: Part 2 of 2 from Timothy Murphy  Is the only way to guarantee that you will be protected if you become incapacitated. Learn more about Preparing for Northern California Incapacity in…
  • Apr 15

    Preparing for Northern California Incapacity: Part 1 of 2

    Preparing for Northern California Incapacity: Part 1 of 2
    Preparing for Northern California Incapacity: Part 1 of 2 from Timothy Murphy Some people, such as adults with significant cognitive disabilities, never have legal capacity.  Learn more about Preparing for Northern California Incapacity…
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Cooper Elder Law

Cooper Elder Law

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

http://cooperelderlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Apr 22

    Earth Day is a good opportunity to fertilize your estate plan.

    Earth Day is a good opportunity to fertilize your estate plan.
    By Attorney Ted Brown Earth Day is one of my favorite times of the year as it marks the dawn of spring and reminds us of the natural wonder of seasonal renewal. It gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on not only the pristine beauty…
  • Apr 7

    Ohio Under Fire Over Medicaid Regulation

    Ohio Under Fire Over Medicaid Regulation
    By Attorney Nathan Simpson In a recent opinion in the case Wagner v. McCarthy, a judge from the Federal District Court for Southern Ohio issued a preliminary injunction against the Ohio Department of Medicaid for its interpretation of federal…
  • Mar 16

    Continuing Care Retirement Communities are the Least Profitable Businesses in the US

    Continuing Care Retirement Communities are the Least Profitable Businesses in the US
    By: Attorney Nathan Simpson According to a new article in Forbes, Continuing Care Retirement Communites (CCRCs) and Assisted Living Facilities are the least profitable business in the US, turing on average a -1.0% profit margin. While this…
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Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.dutcher-zatkowsky.com
  • Apr 22

    Keeping Loneliness Away In Retirement

    Keeping Loneliness Away In Retirement
    Retirement can be difficult for many. You may live far from your family. You find it hard to meet new friends. You no longer have job to go to. It can be lonely. A story on the huffingtonpost.com suggests five ways to avoid loneliness in…
  • Apr 15

    Filing Taxes For A Family Member Who Has Passed On

    Filing Taxes For A Family Member Who Has Passed On
    When a family member dies, you aren’t usually thinking about paperwork. But there is plenty of it. And one of the things that must be done is the filing of a final tax return. View image | gettyimages.com When someone dies, an estate is…
  • Apr 8

    Coach Was Generous and Smart

    Coach Was Generous and Smart
    The late basketball coach Dean Smith of the University of North Carolina got a lot of publicity over leaving $200 to each of about 180 players he coached over the years. But notice how he did it. Coach Smith arranged for the payouts to come…
Rank this Week: 575

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 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…
  • Apr 7

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    When someone suffers an injury or has a loved one injured in an accident there are many questions that need to be answered.   Some of these questions are: What is a typical personal injury case? Is there any other basis for personal…
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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/
  • Apr 21

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Issues Ruling in Contested Divorce Case With Incarcerated Husband

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Issues Ruling in Contested Divorce Case With Incarcerated Husband
    The Tennessee Court of Appeals issued a ruling earlier this year in the case of Farley v. Farley, Tenn. Ct. App. (2015), on the issue of a marriage dissolution that was granted while a husband was incarcerated. The wife filed for…
  • Apr 21

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Upholds Decision in Failure to Warn Product Liability Case

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Upholds Decision in Failure to Warn Product Liability Case
    In a recent products liability case, the Tennessee Court of Appeals issued a ruling on a case alleging a failure to warn of an unreasonably dangerous product. In the case, Long v. Quad Power Products, Ten. Ct. App. (2015), the plaintiff,…
  • Apr 7

    Tennessee Divorce Proceedings and “The Law of The Case”

    Tennessee Divorce Proceedings and “The Law of The Case”
    In a recent case before the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Moore v. Taylor, Tenn. Ct. App. (2014), the court dealt with the issue of what happens when a Final Decree of Divorce is appealed more than once. In the case, the Wife filed for divorce…
Rank this Week: 2633

Walker Lambe

Walker Lambe

Covers North Carolina elder law and estate planning.

http://www.organizeyourassets.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    What Is A Living Trust?

    What Is A Living Trust?
    What Is A Living Trust? from Mark Costley You have options when you are deciding how you want your assets to be transferred after you die. A last will is one of your options, but there are others that you should certainly explore. One of them…
  • Feb 23

    The 2015 Lifetime Estate Tax Exclusion & Annual Gift Tax

    The 2015 Lifetime Estate Tax Exclusion & Annual Gift Tax
    Historic Overview Congress and the Wilson administration established the original federal estate tax in 1916. However, the lack of an annual gift tax limitation provided a large unintended loophole for individuals to distribute inheritances…
  • Feb 23

    The 2015 Lifetime Estate Tax Exclusion & Annual Gift Tax

    The 2015 Lifetime Estate Tax Exclusion & Annual Gift Tax
    Historic Overview Congress and the Wilson administration established the original federal estate tax in 1916. However, the lack of an annual gift tax limitation provided a large unintended loophole for individuals to distribute inheritances…
Rank this Week: 2820

Massachusetts Estate Planning,…

Massachusetts Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law

Features a blend of common sense info for clients and family caregivers and in-depth probate, tax and Medicaid analysis for lawyers & CPAs. By Brian E. Barreira.

http://elderlaw.info/
Rank this Week: 2202

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Apr 21

    How Important is Title in a Florida Residential Real Estate Closing?

    How Important is Title in a Florida Residential Real Estate Closing?
    Closings for residential real estate (homes, condos) are often held at the offices of title companies here in South Florida (even though most real estate lawyers will close a transaction at no additional cost). One of the most important…
  • Apr 14

    Closing on Florida Real Estate: Buyer’s Documents at Closing

    Closing on Florida Real Estate: Buyer’s Documents at Closing
    At the closing table for the purchase of a home or condo here in South Florida, buyers, both native to Florida as well as those who have recently moved here, or out of state residents purchasing a vacation home, will have lots of paperwork to…
  • Apr 7

    Closing a Florida Residential Real Estate Transaction

    Closing a Florida Residential Real Estate Transaction
    The event where a Florida condo or home changes hands, and ownership of the property goes from the seller to the buyer, is called the “closing” or the “closing of the transaction.” When the buyer leaves the closing…
Rank this Week: 600

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 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…
  • Apr 10

    ATF Statements at the NRA Firearms Law Seminar

    ATF Statements at the NRA Firearms Law Seminar
    While at the NRA Firearms Law Seminar in Nashville,  ATF ‘s attorney William Ryan made some interesting comments about the ATF, NFA, GCA and Gun Trusts: A trust can be a beneficiary of a will or other trust and obtain a tax free…
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