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Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

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

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    SECTION 3-601. QUALIFICATION. uniform probate code

    SECTION 3-601. QUALIFICATION. uniform probate code
    PART 6. PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE; APPOINTMENT, CONTROL AND TERMINATION OF AUTHORITY SECTION 3-601. QUALIFICATION. Prior to receiving letters, a personal representative shall qualify by filing with the appointing court any required bond and a…
  • May 28

    SECTION 3-505. SUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION; INTERIM ORDERS; DISTRIBUTION AND CLOSING ORDERS.

    SECTION 3-505. SUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION; INTERIM ORDERS; DISTRIBUTION AND CLOSING ORDERS.
    SECTION 3-505. SUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION; INTERIM ORDERS; DISTRIBUTION AND CLOSING ORDERS. Unless otherwise ordered by the court, supervised administration is terminated by order in accordance with time restrictions, notices and…
  • May 28

    SECTION 3-504. SUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION; POWERS OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE.

    SECTION 3-504. SUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION; POWERS OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE.
    SECTION 3-504. SUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION; POWERS OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE. Unless restricted by the court, a supervised personal representative has, without interim orders approving exercise of a power, all powers of personal…
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Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeestatelawblog.com/
  • May 28

    A Living Trust Versus a last Will: Which one should I choose?

    A Living Trust Versus a last Will: Which one should I choose?
    This is a difficult question to answer for many people. Often, it is because people do not know the difference between the two or what is involved in each. It is important to choose the one that is best for your needs so that your loved ones…
  • Mar 3

    Basics about Tennessee Probate

    Basics about Tennessee Probate
    Recently, I appeared on Nashville’s News Channel 5 Talk of the Town Extra to talk about the basics of probate in Tennessee. If you have recently experienced the loss of a loved one, you know how hard things can be during such a trying…
  • Jan 19

    Estate Planning New Year’s Resolution

    Estate Planning New Year’s Resolution
    Having entered the New Year you may have created a list of resolutions that you hope to accomplish sometime during 2015. Some may be looking to exercise more, eat healthier, or even save some more money. Although it may not be one of the…
Rank this Week: 3266

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 28

    Avoid Elder Financial Planning ‘Red Flags’

    Avoid Elder Financial Planning ‘Red Flags’
    About ten thousand people will turn sixty five each day until 2030, and by 2050 more than twenty percent of the U.S. population will be over sixty five. With a greater share of the population entering into old age, more...
  • May 28

    Plan Ahead To Avoid Family Heirloom Dispute

    Plan Ahead To Avoid Family Heirloom Dispute
    Disputes over family heirlooms that have both monetary and sentimental value can create tension and divide families. It is a good idea for a person creating a will to plan ahead about who they will be inheriting the heirlooms. Clients...
  • May 28

    Without An Estate Plan Property Might Go To State

    Without An Estate Plan Property Might Go To State
    I have previously discussed how an unknown descendent of Lizzie Ryan could be eligible to inherit a $788,000 estate. If an heir is not found in thirty years then the estate will go to the British Crown. In the United...
Rank this Week: 55

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/
  • May 28

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Affirms Divorce Case Award

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Affirms Divorce Case Award
    The Tennessee Court of Appeals rendered a decision in a marital dissolution case involving substantial claims of inappropriate marital conduct and misappropriation of marital funds. In the case, Holifield v. Holifield, Tenn. Ct.…
  • May 28

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Remands Case For Lack of Evidentiary Record

    Tennessee Court of Appeals Remands Case For Lack of Evidentiary Record
    In a recent Tennessee divorce case, Turman v. Turman, Tenn. Ct. App. (2015), the court attempted to review a contested dissolution of marriage and property division matter. The trial court had referred the case to a Special Master in…
  • May 28

    Tennessee Supreme Court Upholds Compensation Finding in Chemical Exposure Case

    Tennessee Supreme Court Upholds Compensation Finding in Chemical Exposure Case
    The Tennessee Supreme Court, in a special Workers’ Compensation Appellate decision, Peek v. Tri-Green Equipment, LLC, (2014), had before it a complex medical appeal following a workplace chemical exposure and resulting medical…
Rank this Week: 3051

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/
  • May 28

    Karp Law FIrm a Sponsor of 2015 Prime Time Award

    Karp Law FIrm a Sponsor of 2015 Prime Time Award
    The Karp Law Firm was a sponsor of the 24th annual Prime Time Awards Breakfast held at the Palm Beach Gardens Marriott on May 21. The event was presented by the Area Agency on Aging and honored the work of the many dedicated senior volunteers…
  • May 27

    No elder abuse charges to be filed against Casey Kasem's wife

    No elder abuse charges to be filed against Casey Kasem's wife
    In August 2014 I told you about the battle between Casey Kasem's wife and his adult children from a prior marriage over how and where the ailing radio icon should be cared for. Incapacitated with Lewy body dementia, Kasem passed away in June…
  • May 23

    Documents your 18-year-old need

    Documents your 18-year-old need
    Has your child turned 18? Then he's an adult, says the law - even if he's still on your insurance plan, even if you're paying his tuition, even if he's living in your house and you're doing his laundry. From a legal perspective, your…
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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/
  • May 28

    Getting Remarried? Do Not Forget to Update Your Estate Planning Document

    Getting Remarried? Do Not Forget to Update Your Estate Planning Document
    In the United States, about 40 to 50 percent of marriages end up in divorce. It is, therefore, no secret that many people are entering second marriages. As a result, people need to be aware of the estate planning consequences associated with…
  • May 15

    CREATING A VALID WILL IN FLORIDA

    CREATING A VALID WILL IN FLORIDA
    Florida law on the execution of wills makes it clear that not all wills are created equal. One of the most important things to know when drafting your will is the law governing the validity of that document. In Florida, if a will does not…
  • May 5

    STEPCHILDREN & INHERITANCE RIGHTS

    STEPCHILDREN & INHERITANCE RIGHTS
    The number of blended families in America is increasing and with it, so is the need for competent estate planning. As the modern blended family replaces the “traditional” family, tension arises from traditional intestacy laws.…
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Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • May 28

    What Is a Contested Divorce?

    What Is a Contested Divorce?
    If you and your spouse have reached the conclusion that you marriage is no longer working, it may be time to consider divorce. Although going through a divorce is never easy, for anyone involved, it can be accomplished in an amicable manner…
  • May 26

    What Are the Drawbacks of Probate?

    What Are the Drawbacks of Probate?
    You may have heard that one of the biggest advantages to having a comprehensive estate plan in place is that it can dramatically decrease your estate’s exposure to probate, if not avoid probate altogether. Of course, for that to be an…
  • May 25

    Trust Agreements in South Carolina: Why Should Consider Oner For Your Estate Plan

    Trust Agreements in South Carolina: Why Should Consider Oner For Your Estate Plan
    Trust Agreements in South Carolina: Why Should Consider Oner For Your Estate Plan from John Kuhn A testamentary trust is one that does not take effect until the death of the maker Trusts offer a wide range of benefits to the average person as…
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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/
  • May 28

    Washington (WA) What NFA Firearms can I own? Updated

    Washington (WA) What NFA Firearms can I own? Updated
    There are several type of Title II firearms (those sold by Class 3 SOT FFLs)  that are restricted by the National Firearms Act. Each state can impose additional restrictions on the sale, purchase, and transfer of Title II or NFA…
  • May 26

    ATF Moves date of 41P to December 2015

    ATF Moves date of 41P to December 2015
    ATF continues to let the date slide on a decision of when and how to implement 41P. DOJ/ATF RIN: 1140-AA43 Publication ID: Spring 2015 Title: Machine Guns, Destructive Devices and Certain Other Firearms; Background Checks for Responsible…
  • May 25

    Suppressors legal to use in MN Hunting with “silencers” legal on August 1st 2015

    Suppressors legal to use in MN Hunting with “silencers” legal on August 1st 2015
    Suppressors (Silencers) are now legal to own and hunting will be Legal in Minnesota (MN) as of August 1, 2015. On Friday, Governor Mark Dayton signed Senate File 878 into law, officially making Minnesota the 40th state to legalize the private…
Rank this Week: 4986

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • May 28

    Why Reviewing and Revising Your Estate Plan Is So Important

    Why Reviewing and Revising Your Estate Plan Is So Important
    Despite admitting that they understand the importance of having a comprehensive estate plan in place, nearly half of all Americans acknowledge that they do not have one when asked. If you are among the other half who have taken the time to…
  • May 26

    What to Do If You Were Appointed the Trustee of a Testamentary Trust

    What to Do If You Were Appointed the Trustee of a Testamentary Trust
    A testamentary trust is a common addition to a comprehensive estate plan for a variety of reasons. When any type of trust is created, a Trustee must be appointed to administer the trust and manage the trust assets. Ideally, the Maker of the…
  • May 20

    When Is an Estate Tax Return Due?

    When Is an Estate Tax Return Due?
    When an individual dies, he or she leaves behind and estate. The estate may be valuable and full of complex assets or modest and include only simple assets; however, almost everyone leaves behind some type of estate assets. It should come as…
Rank this Week: 3203

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3551

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 28

    Is your ancestor Lizzie Ryan from Westmeath? You could inherit $788,000

    Is your ancestor Lizzie Ryan from Westmeath? You could inherit $788,000
    A woman named Kathleen Hilda Ryan, aged 83, recently died in the UK, leaving an estate of $788,000 USD (about 500,000 UK pounds). Mrs. Ryan's death has caused quite a fuss because she died leaving no will, and no living relatives that anyone…
  • May 28

    Estate Planning: Top 10 Mistake

    Estate Planning: Top 10 Mistake
    One of the most popular seminars that I present is called "10 Things Not to do in Estate Planning". While I'm talking, people in the audience laugh their heads off at the examples I give of people who have made silly mistakes, but…
  • May 22

    BB King estate fight could get pretty ugly

    BB King estate fight could get pretty ugly
    It seems that yet another celebrity estate is headed for court. Apparently even though legendary blues artist B.B. King has only just passed away, his children are already fighting over control of  his estate. The National Post has a story…
Rank this Week: 1078

Wills, Trusts and Estates Blog

Wills, Trusts and Estates Blog

Covers estate planning, estate administration, probate, trusts and wills. By the Martin Law Firm.

http://www.jbmartinlaw.com/blogs/wills-trusts-and-estates/
  • May 28

    House of Representatives Vote to Repeal Federal Estate Tax

    House of Representatives Vote to Repeal Federal Estate Tax
    As reported in a recent article on syracuse.com,  in a 240 to 179 decision, the House of Representatives voted on April 16, 2015 to repeal the Federal Estate Tax.  While the bill to repeal this tax has passed, President Obama has…
  • Mar 19

    Naming a Facebook Executor isn’t All You Need

    Naming a Facebook Executor isn’t All You Need
    As a follow up to a recent blog regarding how your online accounts are handled upon your death and how you can use your Last Will and Testament to prepare for this, a related topic has been getting attention in the media. Facebook has now…
  • Feb 25

    Pennsylvania Estate Planning: Its Never Too Early to Start

    Pennsylvania Estate Planning: Its Never Too Early to Start
    Pennsylvania estate planning, a concept which you may think only applies to older individuals or those with a lot of money, in reality, is a very important way for even young families to prepare for difficult and emotionally scenarios. In…
Rank this Week: 3534

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • May 28

    Legal Lack of Capacity vs. Eccentricity: What’s the difference in California?

    Legal Lack of Capacity vs. Eccentricity: What’s the difference in California?
    Let’s pretend you have a crazy uncle that only wears pajamas even when going to places outside his home.  He often goes to his neighbors’ houses and offers to buy all of their furniture even though he the furniture is not for…
  • May 21

    Just the Fees Please: How Much Should Your California Trustee Charge?

    Just the Fees Please: How Much Should Your California Trustee Charge?
    Most Trusts allow Trustees to pay themselves “reasonable” fees for the work they do, but what is reasonable?  That depends on the type of Trustee you have.  In this video, Keith Davidson discusses some of the issues…
  • May 14

    Top 5 Must Know Facts for your California Undue Influence Case

    Top 5 Must Know Facts for your California Undue Influence Case
    If you have an undue influence claim, here are the top five things you must consider in bringing your claim in court: 1.  It’s a Two-Headed Monster Starting January 1, 2014, the definition of undue influence was unified under…
Rank this Week: 2081

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 28

    Idaho Estate Planning - Your Planning Documents Are a Gift to Your Family

    Idaho Estate Planning - Your Planning Documents Are a Gift to Your Family
    Many who have already lost a loved one don't want to deal with all of the details because they're going through their grief process emotionally. However, end of life planning is what the clinical director of an Anchorage area hospice…
  • May 27

    Idaho Estate Planning - Leaving Your Estate to the State of Idaho?

    Idaho Estate Planning - Leaving Your Estate to the State of Idaho?
    In the United States, the law is basically the same with one big exception. If no relative is found the estate does not go to the British Crown, but rather it passes to the state in which the estate property is located.
  • May 26

    Idaho Estate Planning - Don't Forget Your Digital Accounts in Your Estate Plan

    Idaho Estate Planning - Don't Forget Your Digital Accounts in Your Estate Plan
    Since most digital accounts require passwords for access, it is no surprise that these accounts can be almost impossible to open when their owner passes away – especially if they were not included in the owner’s estate plan.
Rank this Week: 1221

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • May 28

    Estate Planning for Seniors in Oklahoma: Specific Issue

    Estate Planning for Seniors in Oklahoma: Specific Issue
    Estate Planning for Seniors in Oklahoma: Specific Issues from Larry Parman Incapacity plans are collections of tools you develop before losing capacity that will appoint representatives who will make choices for you. Learn more about…
  • May 27

    Oklahoma Medicaid Planning: What Can the Healthy Spouse Keep?

    Oklahoma Medicaid Planning: What Can the Healthy Spouse Keep?
    Oklahoma Medicaid Planning: What Can the Healthy Spouse Keep? from Larry Parman Most senior citizens will eventually need help with their day-to-day needs Long-term care is extremely expensive, and Medicare will not assist with these…
  • May 19

    Test Form

    Test Form
    Submit your name and email address in the box below to get access to this very important FREE REPORT!
Rank this Week: 2350

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 28

    Reconsidering the Venerable QPRT?

    Reconsidering the Venerable QPRT?
    If your estate is presently below $5.43 million as a single person or is presently below $10.86 million as a married couple, then this blog post may not be of interest to you.
  • May 27

    Dates to Remember (When it Comes to Updating Your Estate Plan)

    Dates to Remember (When it Comes to Updating Your Estate Plan)
    Unlike that Kalbsleberwurst in your fridge, your estate plan does not have a "best if used by" date. That noted, however, it is prudent to take out the pile of paper and see if it needs to be "freshened up" a bit from time…
  • May 26

    What? Estate Planning for Me? But I'm not Rich.

    What? Estate Planning for Me? But I'm not Rich.
    Whoa, there. If you think estate planning is just for the rich and famous, then I apologize on behalf of my estate planning attorney brothers and sisters for failing to properly educate the American public on this basic fact of life (and…
Rank this Week: 1061

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 28

    Legal Guardianship in Ohio

    Legal Guardianship in Ohio
    In Ohio, a guardian is defined as “a person, association or corporation appointed by a probate court to be legally responsible for an incompetent person and/or the person’s property.” In the vast majority of instances,…
  • May 26

    Congress Passes ABLE Act of 2014

    Congress Passes ABLE Act of 2014
    With the media, we’re always very much aware of what the president is up to, including his departures for vacations. What we might not always hear, though, is what happens in those days prior to the latest presidential update. Such is…
  • May 21

    Medicaid Declined My Coverage

    Medicaid Declined My Coverage
    One of the more confusing aspects of Medicaid is that because it’s a state program, no two programs are ever alike. Many may read an article and realize it’s applicable in only one state. Each state has its own program, guidelines…
Rank this Week: 2346

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1574

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/
  • May 28

    The Difference Between Prepaid Funerals and Funeral Trust

    The Difference Between Prepaid Funerals and Funeral Trust
    A common question asked by individuals who receives public benefits that are based on limited resources and incomes, such as Medicaid, is whether they are allowed to own a burial space and have a burial reserve.  The good news is, these…
  • May 11

    Including HIPAA Authorizations in Incapacity Planning

    Including HIPAA Authorizations in Incapacity Planning
    Most of us are somewhat familiar with HIPAA, as nearly all health care providers require their patients to sign a HIPAA acknowledgement form stating they are aware of the HIPAA privacy regulations.  Although you sign the form, do really…
  • May 7

    Why Small Businesses Need an Estate Plan

    Why Small Businesses Need an Estate Plan
    Estate planning can protect assets from taxes, control how your assets will be distributed and much more.  Everyone can benefit from a proper estate plan, no matter your wealth or status.  This is also true for small businesses and…
Rank this Week: 3196

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • May 28

    What Are the Limitations of a Power of Attorney?

    What Are the Limitations of a Power of Attorney?
    A power of attorney is a legal document that is used to allow someone to act on your behalf in a legally binding manner. The person acting as your representative would be called an agent or attorney-in-fact. You do not have to give the agent…
  • May 26

    Can a Trust Protect Family Wealth?

    Can a Trust Protect Family Wealth?
    The process of estate planning can involve the implementation of strategies that protect family wealth. When you first hear this statement, you may scratch your head. Why would I have to protect family wealth? Who is going to take what I have…
  • May 21

    Why Would I Want to Avoid Probate?

    Why Would I Want to Avoid Probate?
    The process of probate can come into play when you are in direct possession of property at the time of your passing. If you had no estate planning documents at all, the probate court would use intestate succession laws to determine how your…
Rank this Week: 3275

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 28

    Into Re Woods: Formal Validity of Will

    Into Re Woods: Formal Validity of Will
    The issue of how strictly a testator must comply with the formal rules for validly executing a will is one that has encouraged legislative change across the country in recent decades.  If the standard is too high, the result will be the…
  • May 27

    Secret and Half-Secret Trust

    Secret and Half-Secret Trust
    On occasion, a testator may wish to keep the true beneficiary of a trust hidden from public scrutiny. Either a secret or half-secret trust may be created for this purpose. A secret trust is derived from 3 essential principles, namely: 1. the…
  • May 26

    Knowing Where to Begin

    Knowing Where to Begin
    In estates matters, geography can become a challenge.  The Estates Act provides at section 7 that an application for a certificate of appointment of estate trustee with respect to the will of a person resident in Ontario shall be filed…
Rank this Week: 262

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 27

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless. Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • May 27

    International Marriages and Estate Planning

    International Marriages and Estate Planning
    Every year the world gets a little bit smaller. As travel between countries becomes easier, and businesses go global, and people from different countries mix much more than they did just a few decades ago. One consequence of the ever…
  • May 26

    Texas History – Do You Know When Women First Served as Jurors in Texas?

    Texas History – Do You Know When Women First Served as Jurors in Texas?
    On May 18, 1953, the Texas Legislature passed House Joint Resolution 16, which proposed an amendment to the Texas Constitution providing that qualification for service on a jury should “not be denied or abridged by reason of sex.”…
Rank this Week: 3382

KEYTLaw

KEYTLaw

Covers Arizona and federal laws.

http://www.keytlaw.com/blog
  • May 27

    Larry Klayman Sues Hillary & Bill Clinton & Clinton Foundation

    Larry Klayman Sues Hillary & Bill Clinton & Clinton Foundation
    Th following is the text of a press release issued by Freedom Watch on May 27, 2015: Today, Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch and a former federal prosecutor, filed a civil suit against Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and their family…
  • May 22

    FBI Admits Patriot Act Snooping Worthle

    FBI Admits Patriot Act Snooping Worthle
    Washington Times:  “FBI agents can’t point to any major terrorism cases they’ve cracked thanks to the key snooping powers in the Patriot Act, the Justice Department’s inspector general said in a report Thursday…
  • May 15

    Feds Charge Developer Alex Papas with Fraud, Conspiracy

    Feds Charge Developer Alex Papas with Fraud, Conspiracy
    Arizona Republic:  “An Arizona real-estate developer was arrested last week on fraud and bankruptcy charges stemming from an alleged scheme to hide $17 million in assets.  Alex Papakyriakou, also known as Alex Papas, 57, of…
Rank this Week: 240

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://yourestatematters.com/blog/
  • May 27

    You Just Found Out You Are the Executor of Your Recently Deceased Grandfather’s Estate. Now What?

    You Just Found Out You Are the Executor of Your Recently Deceased Grandfather’s Estate. Now What?
    The death of a close family member is usually a time full of grief for the entire family. Along with that grief, however, there are a number of practical considerations that must be addressed as well when anyone dies, including the probate of…
  • May 26

    Free Report: Missouri Estate Planning Basics – Components in an Estate Plan

    Free Report: Missouri Estate Planning Basics – Components in an Estate Plan
    You have undoubtedly heard how important it is to create an estate plan early on in life and update the plan as life events require. If you are finally getting around to creating your estate plan, however, you may be a bit intimidated by the…
  • May 25

    Top Five Reasons to Review and Revise Your Estate Plan Now

    Top Five Reasons to Review and Revise Your Estate Plan Now
    If you already have a comprehensive estate plan in place you are ahead of the majority of the people in the United States with regard to protecting yourself, your loved ones, and your assets; however, you cannot “rest on your…
Rank this Week: 3199

Law Offices of Saul Kobrick, P.C.…

Law Offices of Saul Kobrick, P.C. Blog

Covers New York estate planning and elder law.

http://www.kobricklaw.com/blog/
  • May 27

    What Is a Good Power of Attorney?

    What Is a Good Power of Attorney?
    Given the numerous and varied uses for a power of attorney, there is a very good chance that you will wish to create one at some point in your life. Like many people, you may be tempted to download a “fill-in-the-blank” form or…
  • May 25

    When Is a Special Needs Trust Needed?

    When Is a Special Needs Trust Needed?
    As the parent, caregiver, or extended family member of a child with special needs you undoubtedly know that providing for a special needs individual can be costly; yet, the rewards can be invaluable. Many of the financial considerations…
  • May 13

    Does a Power of Attorney Permit Me to Make Gifts to Myself?

    Does a Power of Attorney Permit Me to Make Gifts to Myself?
    If someone has appointed you as an Agent under a power of attorney, or POA, you may have a number of questions about the manner in which you use your appointment, and the authority or power that was granted to you by the Principal (person who…
Rank this Week: 3222

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts in Nevada.

http://www.wealth-counselors.com/blog/
  • May 27

    Why Do I Need HIPAA Authorizations in my Incapacity Plan?

    Why Do I Need HIPAA Authorizations in my Incapacity Plan?
    You may have heard of HIPAA, or been asked to sign a form the last time you visited your doctor.  Nearly every health care provider now requires its patients to sign acknowledgement forms indicating they are aware of the HIPAA…
  • May 27

    Free Report: Importance of Life Insurance in Nevada Estate Planning

    Free Report: Importance of Life Insurance in Nevada Estate Planning
    Creating a comprehensive estate plan is one of the most important things you can do to protect the future of your loved ones. An appropriate plan allows you to remain in control of your finances, including how they are distributed, while…
  • May 20

    Nevada Standby Guardianship Law

    Nevada Standby Guardianship Law
    There is a unique area of guardianship law referred to as “standby” or “pre-need” guardianship, which allows for the special transfer of child custody in specific situations.  Each state has its own…
Rank this Week: 2343

Nevada Trust Reporter

Nevada Trust Reporter

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

http://blog.trustprovident.com/
  • May 27

    Provident Trust Group Account Processing Timeline

    Provident Trust Group Account Processing Timeline
  • May 27

    2015 Reporting Requirements for IRA

    2015 Reporting Requirements for IRA
    Source: UHY Beginning in 2015, the IRS is requiring additional mandatory reporting of values within IRAs and Roth IRAs. The assets that will be requiring additional reporting are the hard-to-value assets, or assets without a readily available…
  • May 20

    NewRetirement.com Interviews CEO Theresa Fette

    NewRetirement.com Interviews CEO Theresa Fette
    Source: Editorial Team, New Retirement Las Vegas’s Provident Trust Group gives the retiree the tools to best prepare for retirement in today’s economy, and takes it even one step further, allowing their clients to monitor and…
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Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • May 27

    The Pee Defense for Virginia Reckless Driving

    The Pee Defense for Virginia Reckless Driving
    Find out if I have ever seen anyone use this defense successfully or not. Contact me about your case and let’s see what defense options you have. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us…
  • May 26

    Should You do Driving School Before Court for Virginia Reckless Driving?

    Should You do Driving School Before Court for Virginia Reckless Driving?
    It really does depend upon your prior record, the facts of your case and importantly the local judge who’s going to be hearing your case. Contact me today to see if this is an option for you in your case. © marketing for Andrew…
  • May 21

    Fighting Virginia Radar Based on Odometer

    Fighting Virginia Radar Based on Odometer
    I’ve had people ask me this question and I don’t know where it’s coming from, but it simply is not relevant in Virginia. Let’s take a look at what defense options you DO have. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2015.…
Rank this Week: 1192

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: 2089

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
  • May 27

    Family Attorneys of Fort Thoma

    Family Attorneys of Fort Thoma
    Memorial Day stretched out over a lovely sunny weekend with balmy night temperatures.   The weekend was a promise of great outdoor weather and fun in the sun.  Which is a good thing since Campbell County Schools released their…
  • May 20

    DUI cases handled by experienced Ft. Thomas Attorney

    DUI cases handled by experienced Ft. Thomas Attorney
    Yaa, Memorial Day weekend, our first four-day weekend of the summer is finally here! We are looking forward to the first cookouts and time with family and friends. The get togethers will be fun and the outdoor time awesome. The food, the…
  • May 14

    Attorneys in Ft. Thomas Selected by Client

    Attorneys in Ft. Thomas Selected by Client
    Most people are not aware that there are organizations tracking the performance of attorneys. These organizations have the people affected by the attorneys comment on the lawyer’s strengths and weaknesses.   No one is more affected…
Rank this Week: 3217

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • May 27

    What Is a Charitable Remainder Trust?

    What Is a Charitable Remainder Trust?
    When you are planning your estate, you may want to consider your broader, sweeping legacy. You certainly want to make sure that you are leaving behind a suitable underpinning for the people that you love, and this is part of your financial…
  • May 25

    What Is the Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax?

    What Is the Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax?
    There are taxes on asset transfers in the United States. One of them is the generation-skipping transfer tax. This tax could potentially be levied on asset transfers to relatives who are more than one generation younger than you. It can also…
  • May 24

    What is Connecticut Qualified Domestic Trust

    What is Connecticut Qualified Domestic Trust
    What is Connecticut Qualified Domestic Trust from Barry D Horowitz The estate tax is not applicable on asset transfers between spouses You could use the unlimited marital deduction to transfer any amount of property to your spouse free of…
Rank this Week: 3360

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/
  • May 27

    New to Estate Planning? Follow This Guide for Help

    New to Estate Planning? Follow This Guide for Help
    Proper estate planning allows you to choose where your assets go and who will be in charge, rather than letting the state make the decision.
  • May 25

    Do I Really Need Estate Planning? YES! Stop Avoiding This Important Part of Life

    Do I Really Need Estate Planning? YES! Stop Avoiding This Important Part of Life
    It is easy to avoid doing things that are confusing or hard for us to think about, but that does not make it the right thing to do. With proper advice estate planning does not need to be something you avoid.
  • May 22

    Get These Documents in Order before Dementia Strike

    Get These Documents in Order before Dementia Strike
    Be sure to have all of your estate planning and power of attorney documents completed before a decline in your cognitive functions prevents you from doing them altogether.
Rank this Week: 811

Sykes Elder Blawg

Sykes Elder Blawg

Covers medicaid planning, special needs trusts and estate planning topics for Pennsylvania seniors and their families. By Andrew G. Sykes.

http://www.elderlawofpgh.com/blog/
  • May 27

    Same-Sex Marriages Recognized for Inheritance and Transfer Tax Purpose

    Same-Sex Marriages Recognized for Inheritance and Transfer Tax Purpose
    Couples in same-sex marriages are entitled to the same favorable tax treatment as other married couples, for purposes of inheritance and transfer tax in Pennsylvania, according to a bulletin issued by the Department of Revenue. The…
  • May 26

    Attorney fees in probate: how do Pennsylvania lawyers charge?

    Attorney fees in probate: how do Pennsylvania lawyers charge?
    For many reasons, executors are well advised to use legal counsel to help them navigate through the probate process, look for tax savings, and make sure everything is done properly. How lawyers charge varies from state to state. This blog…
  • Apr 1

    Questions asked and answered from our last workshop!

    Questions asked and answered from our last workshop!
    I have elderly parents with modest assets. Is it possible to protect any of those assets? What is the financial impact of parents moving into my home for care? Do I have liability as their Power of Attorney? Is it possible to use Veterans…
Rank this Week: 4596

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • May 27

    “Middle Age” Now Begins at 60

    “Middle Age” Now Begins at 60
    When are you “old”? Once upon a time, the most popular answer to that question was 50. Some said 55, 60, or 65… but almost everyone agreed that by the time you hit the big 7-0, you were anything but a spring chicken. Well…
  • May 20

    Nursing Homes Replacing Hospitals for Primary Senior Care

    Nursing Homes Replacing Hospitals for Primary Senior Care
    We always hear about the rising number of Americans who turn to hospitals (particularly Emergency Rooms) as their primary source of healthcare. Likewise, we hear a lot about the constantly rising costs of nursing homes in America —…
  • May 13

    10 Ways to Live Longer (And They’re Easier Than You Think)

    10 Ways to Live Longer (And They’re Easier Than You Think)
    I write a lot in this blog about the ever-expanding lifespan of the average American, and much of that is thanks to truly incredible developments in medical science over the past few years. But living longer can be a personal victory too.…
Rank this Week: 2417

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
  • May 27

    Story Of Frugal Vermont Man Offers Lesson

    Story Of Frugal Vermont Man Offers Lesson
    Did you read the story of Ronald Read, a gas station attendant and janitor in Vermont who died recently at age 92 with an estate worth $8 million? Read was able to accumulate all that wealth because he lived frugally and invested wisely, in…
  • May 20

    You May Be Able To Deduct Some Estate Planning Cost

    You May Be Able To Deduct Some Estate Planning Cost
    Are estate planning costs allowed to be deducted? View image | gettyimages.com According to a column on lowellsun.com, some are. It says the IRS allows deduction of your legal fees and costs, but only if the estate planning is related to…
  • May 13

    Is Older Really Wiser?

    Is Older Really Wiser?
    Some mental facilities truly do get better with age. View image | gettyimages.com Sure, older people do tend to know more than younger people — they’ve been alive longer. They score better on vocabulary tests and do better on…
Rank this Week: 3989

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 27

    Develop a Routine: Stock Questions to Ask in Every Deposition

    Develop a Routine: Stock Questions to Ask in Every Deposition
    Every case is different, but there are some questions you should ask in most every deposition. Know your routine questions and use them. Every attorney should develop a list of stock questions and ask them of most deposition witnesses. Here…
  • May 20

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area
    Almost every case has problems—sometimes they are analogous to bombs waiting to drop on your case. The key is whether you show them to the jury and simultaneously defuse them, or whether the opposition drops them with glee. One of the…
  • May 18

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?
    A couple gets divorced and one is ordered to pay spousal support to the other. But then the one getting support hits the lottery, inherits a lot of money, or has some other financial windfall. Is the support payer off the hook? Here’s…
Rank this Week: 3359

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blog
  • May 27

    Post Judgment Collection NC Attorney

    Post Judgment Collection NC Attorney
    Tags: post-judgment collection NCcollection attorney ncSo you have a judgment against someone in North Carolina, now what? If it's an individual-debtor, this article is for you. If it's a corporation or LLC or business entity, then get a…
  • May 26

    Agricultural Liens in NC

    Agricultural Liens in NC
    Tags: agricultural lawyers ncagriculture attorneys NCWe represent and have been involved with a number of providers of seed and fertilizer. Agriculture liens are one way to secure goods & services provided. If you have an…
  • May 7

    Petiton to Sell Real Property NC

    Petiton to Sell Real Property NC
    Tags: petition to sell real property ncestate lawyer ncIf you are faced with an issue where an estate needs to sell real property or you are opposed to an estate selling real property to pay debts of an estate, read more from my…
Rank this Week: 5034

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 27

    Ethics of Cloud Computing

    Ethics of Cloud Computing
    At our recent Academy Spring Summit, I had the pleasure to meet and listen to Jim McCauley, the Ethics Counsel for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Jim presented: Ethical Considerations in Cloud Computing. What is Cloud Computing? It is the use…
  • May 25

    The Impact of Caregiving on Adult Children Who Care for Their Parent

    The Impact of Caregiving on Adult Children Who Care for Their Parent
    As life expectancy continues to rise and medical costs increase, many adult children who take on the responsibility of caring for their aging parents are finding themselves faced with quite a dilemma. Because many simply don’t have the…
  • May 22

    Top 3 Estate Planning Must Have

    Top 3 Estate Planning Must Have
    Regardless of a family’s financial situation and assets, estate planning is an important matter that should be addressed ahead of time. While there is a common misconception that this is reserved only for the wealthy with a laundry list…
Rank this Week: 1346

North Carolina Estate Planning…

North Carolina Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.ncestateplanningblog.com/
  • May 27

    Covering Retirement v. Leaving Inheritance

    Covering Retirement v. Leaving Inheritance
    Expenses in senior years continue to be a concern for many Americans. As multiple studies show, most individuals do not maintain adequate retirement contributions. As the costs of long-term care (LTC) insurance policies and LTC costs rise,…
  • May 26

    Avoid a Will Dispute

    Avoid a Will Dispute
    An individual’s last will and testament might clearly reflect one’s wishes, but it does not prevent an estate dispute. Successfully contesting a will in North Carolina (and similarly in other states) requires evidence of certain…
  • May 25

    3 Reasons to Choose a Non-Family Trustee

    3 Reasons to Choose a Non-Family Trustee
    Creating a trust generally involves the intention of preserving assets for loved ones. Benefiting from a trust’s preservation might not be possible if the trust is not maintained properly. One of the many responsibilities of a trustee…
Rank this Week: 5085

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Do Assets in a Living Trust Get a Step-Up in Basis?

    Do Assets in a Living Trust Get a Step-Up in Basis?
    Before we get into the concept of the step-up in basis, we should explain some of the reasons why you may want to use a living trust as the centerpiece of your estate plan. First of all, you do not have to be afraid of the word…
  • May 26

    Probate in California: Basic Questions and Answer

    Probate in California: Basic Questions and Answer
    Probate in California: Basic Questions and Answers from Timothy Murphy After someone dies, you can begin a probate case by filing a petition with the local Superior Court clerk’s office The petition asks the court to start a new…
  • May 24

    What Is the Current State of Nursing Home Costs in California?

    What Is the Current State of Nursing Home Costs in California?
    Every person who is serious about the implementation of a plan for aging should take nursing home costs quite seriously. People often overlook the matter for two different reasons. For one, they assume that Medicare will pay for long-term…
Rank this Week: 1503

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/
  • May 26

    The safest bet in town: the IRS wants a cut of your winning

    The safest bet in town: the IRS wants a cut of your winning
    By Nathan Vinson Attorney, English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP Ah, spring in Kentucky. If you automatically think of horse racing when you read that statement, you’re not alone – lots of folks do. It’s a great pastime…
  • May 14

    Reboot your tax planning for 2015 now and get ahead

    Reboot your tax planning for 2015 now and get ahead
    Every tax season, there are at least a few of us who have some unwelcome surprises. Some discover they were not nearly as organized as they should have been, and can’t find receipts for items they wanted to write-off as business…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3055

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples and Non-Traditional Familie

    Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples and Non-Traditional Familie
    Think of the “average” American family.  Mom, Dad, and two and a half children, right?  Well, according to the most recent census data, that’s not the case.  In fact, less than half of American families are in…
  • May 19

    Don’t Lose it All: How Planning While You’re at Home Can Save Your Nestegg from the Nursing Home

    Don’t Lose it All: How Planning While You’re at Home Can Save Your Nestegg from the Nursing Home
    Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away – The Beatles’ classic song about regret rings all too true among those in a nursing home crisis. What seemed like a good idea at the time becomes a huge problem when people give gifts…
  • May 13

    AlerStallings Celebrates Elder Law Month

    AlerStallings Celebrates Elder Law Month
    It’s that time of year again! The Annual National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Conference is taking place in Orlando, Florida. AlerStallings will be well represented, as Greg Aler, Tim Stallings and Liz Durnell are in…
Rank this Week: 3181

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • May 26

    Real Estate Closings: Negotiating Closing Cost

    Real Estate Closings: Negotiating Closing Cost
    Buying any home or condo in Florida, or any piece of residential real estate, means that the buyer and the seller must go through the “closing process,” which may be the only time, or one of the few times, that they have to go to…
  • May 19

    Inherited Property and Partition: When Your Brother or Sister or Other Heir Won’t Agree to the Sale

    Inherited Property and Partition: When Your Brother or Sister or Other Heir Won’t Agree to the Sale
    In Florida, when a parent passes away owning real estate and they are the only owner or the only surviving owner, the property, whether it is the family home or the family vacation property, becomes part of the deceased parent’s probate…
  • May 12

    Selling the House After a Florida Divorce: When Partition is the Answer

    Selling the House After a Florida Divorce: When Partition is the Answer
    You live in Florida and you just got divorced. The two of you bought a house while you were married, which is usually the most valuable marital asset. The judge finalized your divorce, but ownership and how the home is to be disposed of…
Rank this Week: 1162

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

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

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
  • May 26

    California court invalidates power of appointment; disinherited heir gets 1/3 of $55M trust

    California court invalidates power of appointment; disinherited heir gets 1/3 of $55M trust
    Sefton v. Sefton, — Cal.Rptr.3d —-, 2015 WL 1870302 (Cal.App. 4 Dist. April 24, 2015) Assume you have a case involving a $55 million trust created under “Grandfather’s” Will, that provides for a life-time trust…
  • May 22

    2013-14 Probate Court Filing Statistic

    2013-14 Probate Court Filing Statistic
    If you make your living in and around our probate courts you’ll find the FY 2013-14 Probate Court Statistical Reference Guide interesting reading. The chart below provides the “cases filed” data for three of our…
  • May 18

    Come learn about STEP Miami’s new specialized forum for international trusts and estates litigator

    Come learn about STEP Miami’s new specialized forum for international trusts and estates litigator
    I’m one of the volunteers working on bringing this exciting new opportunity to Miami. If you are at all interested in this topic, I encourage you to please RSVP by clicking the “register now” button below and get involved at…
Rank this Week: 217

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Covers estate, guardianship, probate and trust litigation. By Law Offices of Adrian Philip Thomas.

http://www.florida-probate-lawyer.com/probate
  • May 26

    Can a contract defeat testamentary intent?

    Can a contract defeat testamentary intent?
    In a word, yes. In a blow to the unwed in the State of Florida, the Fourth District Court of Appeal recently held that an operating agreement entered into by a deceased business owner (the “Decedent”) trumped his stated…
  • May 18

    Tortious Interference with an Expectancy: DeWitt 101

    Tortious Interference with an Expectancy: DeWitt 101
    When is “failure to exhaust probate remedies” properly asserted as an affirmative defense to a tortious interference with an expectancy action?  The answer is almost never.  (Click here for information about the tort…
  • May 8

    Florida Court Determines Wife Unduly Influenced Husband

    Florida Court Determines Wife Unduly Influenced Husband
    Florida law is well established that when a will is challenged on the grounds of undue influence, the influence must amount to over persuasion, duress, force, coercion, or artful or fraudulent contrivances to such an extent that there is a
Rank this Week: 1133