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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Oct 20

    Treasury Report Asks IRS to Write Clearer

    Treasury Report Asks IRS to Write Clearer
    The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has written a report that calls on the IRS to use clearer writing in letters and notices that are more understandable to taxpayers. As the report points out, not only does this request...
  • Oct 20

    Documents Faked to Steal from Dead Woman

    Documents Faked to Steal from Dead Woman
    Philadelphia resident Dorothy Kennedy died at age 79 without any heirs in 2010. Her property, including her house and car, were going to pass to the state, but instead her neighbor, Romanoff Quarlas, concocted an elaborate scheme with the…
  • Oct 20

    Book Review: Capacity and Undue Influence

    Book Review: Capacity and Undue Influence
    Stan Rule has written a review on John E. S. Poyser's book entitled, Capacity and Undue Influence. Provided below is an excerpt from the review: John E. S. Poyser has written a remarkable textbook, Capacity and Undue Influence, published…
Rank this Week: 74

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

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

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
  • Oct 20

    Idaho Estate Planning - More Michael Jackson Estate Worrie

    Idaho Estate Planning - More Michael Jackson Estate Worrie
    Robson, 32, still needs a judge’s permission to file the probate court claim because it was brought in May 2013, nearly four years after the entertainer’s overdose death at age 50 on June 25, 2009. Robson alleges Jackson molested him…
  • Oct 17

    Idaho Elder Law - Avoiding Guardianship Abuse

    Idaho Elder Law - Avoiding Guardianship Abuse
    “This is about protecting the state’s most vulnerable people,” Pelanda said. “We want to hold those in charge of others responsible and ensure they know what’s expected of them.”
  • Oct 16

    Idaho Estate Planning - IRS Still Hounding Michael Jackson Estate

    Idaho Estate Planning - IRS Still Hounding Michael Jackson Estate
    The Internal Revenue Service says it made a mistake in valuing Michael Jackson’s estate. Nope, the IRS hasn’t abandoned its much discussed claim for $702 million in extra taxes and penalties—a bill Jackson’s estate is fighting in…
Rank this Week: 2298

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A.…

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A. Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.arkansas-estateplanning.com/blog/
  • Oct 20

    I Need Help Drafting my Will

    I Need Help Drafting my Will
    Possibly one of the most common estate planning tools drafted by estate planning attorneys in Arkansas is the Last Will and Testament.  This is true, even though do-it-yourself wills are available online.  Simply drafting the will…
  • Oct 16

    How Long Does It Take to Get a Tax Clearance Letter?

    How Long Does It Take to Get a Tax Clearance Letter?
    Estate taxes are required to be paid from any gross estate exceeding $5.34 million.  Many, if not most estates, are not required to pay estate taxes because of Estate Tax Exemption.  However, if your estate is not exempt, filing a…
  • Oct 13

    How do I Modify a Trust in Fayetteville?

    How do I Modify a Trust in Fayetteville?
    Trusts are an important part of every good estate plan.  When your circumstances change, such as finances or any other aspects of your life, it often becomes necessary to revisit your trust and make changes to its terms.  This may…
Rank this Week: 3141

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Oct 20

    Be Aware of Your Estate Plan!

    Be Aware of Your Estate Plan!
    Today begins National Estate Planning Awareness Week. (Seriously—it’s a real thing.) So here’s our not-so-subtle nudge for you to become more aware about your estate plan. And then hire us to do help you! But first, a story:…
  • Oct 17

    Can You Serve Someone Through Facebook?

    Can You Serve Someone Through Facebook?
    Apparently so—at least in New York. Here’s the gist of the story from the Socially Aware blog: In a little-noticed decision, Matter of Noel v. Maria, Support Magistrate Gregory L. Gliedman—a Staten Island, New York family…
  • Oct 16

    The One Question a Family Lawyer Must Ask

    The One Question a Family Lawyer Must Ask
    Questions are underrated. Whether in law or business or relationships or whatever, if you can ask really good questions, you have a lot of power. You’ll get the right information you need to make the right decision—and making the…
Rank this Week: 3640

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Oct 20

    Create a Great Funeral Day – It’s a Group Activity

    Create a Great Funeral Day – It’s a Group Activity
    Halloween, also known as All Hallows’ Eve, precedes the yearly celebration on November 1 of All Hallows’ (or Saints’) Day. Appropriately, Create a Great Funeral Day (CAGFD) falls on October 30, the day before Halloween.…
  • Oct 17

    Estate Planning is Not a Bunch of Hocus Pocu

    Estate Planning is Not a Bunch of Hocus Pocu
    October is the best month of the year! I love the crispness of the air, the changing color of the leaves, the beginning of football season, pumpkin carving, celebrating my birthday, and of course, watching the best Halloween movie of all…
  • Oct 15

    Don’t Forget the Intellectual Property

    Don’t Forget the Intellectual Property
    This blog will focus on the importance of considering intellectual property in estate planning. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal reminded me that intellectual property may be a very important part of an estate plan. The article…
Rank this Week: 2876

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
  • Oct 20

    National Estate Planning Awareness Week is October 20-26

    National Estate Planning Awareness Week is October 20-26
    Are you aware that this week is National Estate Planning Awareness Week (NEPAW)? You are now. In 2008, the 110th Congress passed a resolution designating the third week of October as such. The resolution recognizes the importance of estate…
  • Oct 15

    My NBI Webcast Seminar Presentation: ‘Administering a Small Estate’

    My NBI Webcast Seminar Presentation: ‘Administering a Small Estate’
    I recently recorded a seminar presentation for National Business Institute (NBI) on the topic of “Administering a Small Estate.” NBI is a continuing legal education (CLE) provider for professionals. The presentation aired on…
  • Oct 7

    Big Internet Companies Oppose FADA Legislation — Really!?!

    Big Internet Companies Oppose FADA Legislation — Really!?!
    In July I discussed and lauded the recent adoption of the Uniform Fiduciary Access To Digital Assets (FADA) Act. FADA is not a law in itself, but is intended to provide uniform model legislation for states to enact to vest fiduciaries…
Rank this Week: 1810

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Oct 19

    Proposed Law Would Assist Estate Trustee

    Proposed Law Would Assist Estate Trustee
    Guelph’s MP, and former Estate lawyer, Frank Valeriote, recently tabled Bill C-247, the Service Canada Mandate Expansion Act (the “Bill”).  If enacted the Bill would require the Minister of Employment and Social…
  • Oct 16

    Art & Taxe

    Art & Taxe
    Almost everyone is required to pay some sort of tax.  As such, it seems logical to set up a method to allow as many people as possible to pay their taxes.  Where does it make more sense than in Italy, the land of Michelangelo and…
  • Oct 16

    Hull on Estates #392 – Murder’s impact on the devolution of estate

    Hull on Estates #392 – Murder’s impact on the devolution of estate
    Listen to Hull on Estates #392 – Murder’s impact on the definition of estates Today on Hull on Estates, Paul Trudelle and Moira Visoiu discuss the issue of murder and how that impacts the devolution of estates. Should you…
Rank this Week: 807

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Oct 19

    What Is a Supplemental (Special) Needs Trust?

    What Is a Supplemental (Special) Needs Trust?
    A supplemental needs trust, also known as a special needs trust, is a type of trust that can be used to provide resources for the benefit of a loved one with a disability who is enrolled in government benefit programs. We will look…
  • Oct 18

    Can a Living Trust Be Contested?

    Can a Living Trust Be Contested?
    Many people who have not explored all the facts assume that they should use a last will to state their final wishes. You can go this route if you want to, but there are some drawbacks that go along with the utilization of a last will. A will…
  • Oct 13

    Should I Use My Unified Exclusion to Give Gifts?

    Should I Use My Unified Exclusion to Give Gifts?
    There are taxes on asset transfers in the United States. We have a federal estate tax, and it carries a top rate of 40 percent. Everyone does not pay the federal estate tax, because there is a reasonably large credit or exclusion. At the…
Rank this Week: 3532

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.wny-lawyers.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1876

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • Oct 19

    Free Report: Why Should I Have A Durable Power of Attorney in California

    Free Report: Why Should I Have A Durable Power of Attorney in California
    A truly comprehensive estate plan will address the eventualities that you may face during the latter portion of your life. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Incapacity Planning California Adult Conservatorship Durable Powers of…
  • Oct 16

    Free Report: What is an Elder Care Attorney?

    Free Report: What is an Elder Care Attorney?
    Elder care attorneys react to the needs of senior citizens. Many people are concerned about long-term care costs, and elder care attorneys provide solutions. Topics covered in this white paper include: Long-Term Care Costs Medicare Medi-Cal…
  • Oct 16

    What Is a Capital Gains Tax?

    What Is a Capital Gains Tax?
    There can be taxes that come into play when you are planning your estate. You should know the facts so that there are no misconceptions. In this post we will look at these taxes, with an emphasis on the capital gains tax. Federal Transfer…
Rank this Week: 1823

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

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

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    Provinces spend millions each year to ensure that Canadians get a proper burial

    Provinces spend millions each year to ensure that Canadians get a proper burial
    What happens when a person dies in Canada, but cannot be identified? And what if their identity is known, but they have no money for a funeral? What if their loved ones won't get involved? In Alberta alone, last year there were 1,577…
  • Oct 18

    Ontario woman and her husband charged with elder abuse of her mother

    Ontario woman and her husband charged with elder abuse of her mother
    There is a very sad, very serious case being heard in court in Ontario this week. Viola Simonds was in her 70s and had dementia and other medical issues. Her daughter and son-in-law had a Power of Attorney for Personal Care for Ms. Simonds.…
  • Oct 18

    Great response to For My Family, With Love

    Great response to For My Family, With Love
    I'm pleased to report that the initial response to my new workbook entitled For My Family, With Love has been all positive! Thanks to those of you who have checked it out. I'm always open to hearing feedback about your use of this book (or…
Rank this Week: 1376

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

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

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    2C:40-3. Hazing ; aggravated hazing What is Hazing in NJ?

    2C:40-3. Hazing ; aggravated hazing What is Hazing in NJ?
    2C:40-3. Hazing ; aggravated hazingWhat is Hazing in NJ?2C:40-3.   Hazing ;  aggravated  hazing    a.  A person is guilty of hazing  a disorderly persons offense, if, in…
  • Sep 23

    October community events & running races:

    October community events & running races:
    October community events & running races: 10/4   Shillelagh 5K Bar A Lake Como, New Jersey, then Lake Como day 10/5 Jersey Shore Half Marathon & Lighthouse 5k   Sandy Hook 9am10/5   Treasure Island…
  • Aug 14

    Defense to Assault

    Defense to Assault
    Defense to AssaultKenneth Vercammen's Law office represents individuals charged with criminal and serious traffic violations throughout New Jersey.2C:12-1 Assault.     2C:12-1. Assault. a. Simple assault. A person is…
Rank this Week: 4786

Massachusetts Wills, Trusts, and…

Massachusetts Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Informational advice and musings on Massachusetts wills, trusts and estates. By Danielle G. Van Ess.

http://dgvelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    October 20-26, 2014 is National…

    October 20-26, 2014 is National Estate Planning Awareness Week Attorney Danielle G. Van Ess of the family-friendly, Hingham, Massachusetts law firm DGVE law, LLC wants to help you “protect your family, yourself, and your…
  • Apr 25

    Listen to Your Mother, Boston

    Listen to Your Mother, Boston
    As a mother of 4 little girls ranging in age from baby to elementary school, Attorney-Mama Danielle G. Van Ess will be the first to tell it like it is:  Motherhood is NOT for the faint of heart.That's why DGVE law®  is…
  • Feb 11

    Time for "The Talk"    The…

    Time for "The Talk"    The idea of confronting our parents’ mortality is indeed difficult, but this is a conversation (or series of conversations) that is crucial to you and your family’s well-being.  We are…
Rank this Week: 1590

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Oct 19

    Changes to New Jersey Medicaid Coming November 1 (Maybe)

    Changes to New Jersey Medicaid Coming November 1 (Maybe)
         Last week I wrote about changes to New Jersey’s Medicaid program that are coming November 1, specifically with regard to the income cap.  Well, as with all things Medicaid, that date is not certain. …
  • Oct 12

    Changes to New Jersey Medicaid Coming November 1

    Changes to New Jersey Medicaid Coming November 1
                    I have written for many years about Medicaid’s strict income limit or “cap”   Individuals over the cap can’t qualify for some Medicaid programs, such as…
  • Oct 5

    New Jersey Supreme Court Recognizes the Value of Special Needs Planning

    New Jersey Supreme Court Recognizes the Value of Special Needs Planning
                    Sometimes as elder and disability attorneys we are criticized for helping our clients qualify for, or in some cases maintain, government needs based…
Rank this Week: 1189

Fisher Law Blog

Fisher Law Blog

Covers estate planning and business succession. By Randall Fisher.

http://thefisherlawoffice.wordpress.com
  • Oct 19

    Aging in America: Stuck in the middle

    Aging in America: Stuck in the middle
    CBS’s Sunday Morning had a very thoughtful piece on Aging in America. The point of discussion was parents who run out of money before they die and the impact of the life change that this situation brings to the whole … Continue…
  • Oct 17

    Odenton Town Center Tax Increment Financing District

    Odenton Town Center Tax Increment Financing District
    On Tuesday morning, West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce CEO Claire Louder and several members of the Chamber attended the County Council Work Session at which two pieces of legislation affecting the Odenton Town Center were…
  • Feb 24

    Maryland’s House of Cards may crumble under (state) taxe

    Maryland’s House of Cards may crumble under (state) taxe
    House of Cards, Season 2, premiered February 14, 2014 with tremendous anticipation on the East Coast because it was filmed in and around Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington, D.C. It flooded the area with a fervor of Greed, Politics and…
Rank this Week: 4307

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate topics in New York. By the Law Offices of Roman Aminov.

http://www.aminovlaw.com
  • Oct 19

    How To Avoid Probate

    How To Avoid Probate
    There is hardly a week that goes by that I don’t receive a call from a potential client asking me to help them “avoid probate”. Unfortunately, most of the time, the client only has a vague understanding of the probate…
  • Sep 2

    Joint Ownership of Asset

    Joint Ownership of Asset
    A significant portion of the assets we own are held jointly with another person. Almost anything, including real property, bank accounts, and investment accounts, can be, and often is, owned jointly. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to…
  • Jul 8

    What’s So Bad About Writing Your Own Will?

    What’s So Bad About Writing Your Own Will?
    Almost everyone can draft their own will – just like most people can give themselves a haircut – but the question is should they. There are many websites and form books offering a do-it-yourself service, but should you use them?…
Rank this Week: 3562

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Oct 19

    What Is an Authorization for Final Disposition?

    What Is an Authorization for Final Disposition?
    You have to think things all the way through if you want to be comprehensively prepared from an estate planning perspective. There are details that must be attended to beyond the transfer of financial assets after your passing. One thing to…
  • Oct 19

    This Week Is National Estate Planning Awareness Week

    This Week Is National Estate Planning Awareness Week
    People take steps to protect themselves and their families in various different ways. Individuals buy insurance even when they may never have to use it, because they want to protect their own interests and the interests of their family.…
  • Oct 18

    What Is the Medicaid Maximum Asset Limit?

    What Is the Medicaid Maximum Asset Limit?
    Even if you expect to qualify for Medicare as a senior citizen, you should still understand a bit about the Medicaid program. This is because of the fact that Medicare will not pay for living assistance. Most seniors will eventually need help…
Rank this Week: 3135

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/
  • Oct 19

    Vets in Assisted Living and Personal Care Homes may see lower drug cost

    Vets in Assisted Living and Personal Care Homes may see lower drug cost
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> A new Pennsylvania law is intended to help lower drug costs for veterans residing in assisted living residences and personal care homes.…
  • Sep 30

    Should Seniors get a High-Dose Flu Shot?

    Should Seniors get a High-Dose Flu Shot?
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  • Sep 27

    Goodbye Department of Public Welfare

    Goodbye Department of Public Welfare
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Rank this Week: 1028

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/
  • Oct 18

    Estate Planning: How to Get Going (and why not to do it yourself)

    Estate Planning: How to Get Going (and why not to do it yourself)
    The American Bar Association is offering a free webinar for the public on October 23 to explain the basics of estate planning. The moderated discussion will air at 1pm Eastern time and will also be available to listen to after the fact. Says…
  • Oct 14

    Medicare Open Enrollment begins Oct. 15

    Medicare Open Enrollment begins Oct. 15
    The Medicare Open Enrollment period begins October 15, 2014 and ends on December 7, 2014. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services predicts that premiums for Medicare Advantage plans and Part D plans will rise only slightly in 2015. The…
  • Oct 13

    Florida same-sex married couples still need to take special estate planning step

    Florida same-sex married couples still need to take special estate planning step
    Last week the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear appeals from several states whose same-sex marriage bans were found unconstitutional by lower federal courts, effectively making same-sex marriage legal in several more states. Currently, 30…
Rank this Week: 1179

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace
     In the wake of domestic violence charges against NFL players and the public’s outrage at the NFL’s response as a business owner you may be thinking how you might respond when faced with an employee charged with domestic…
  • Aug 29

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa
    Mark Landa has been selected to be included in the 21st Edition of the The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice area of Environmental Law.  Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey comprising more than…
  • Aug 4

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session
    The 2014 session of the Iowa General Assembly brought a few changes to the public utilities law practice in Iowa. Lawmakers focused their utility related discourse on tax credits for renewable energy, renewable fuels and solar energy, purview…
Rank this Week: 1444

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • Oct 17

    Do I Need to Change My Trust When I Buy or Sell Assets?

    Do I Need to Change My Trust When I Buy or Sell Assets?
    A well thought out estate plan typically includes a variety of legal documents in addition to a Last Will and Testament. Trust agreements are frequently among those additional documents due in large part to the flexibility offered by a trust…
  • Oct 13

    Do I Work with You or a Paralegal?

    Do I Work with You or a Paralegal?
    If you have not worked closely with an attorney before it can be a bit intimidating and confusing the first time. If you have decided to finally sit down and create an estate plan with us you have made an excellent decision. Because an estate…
  • Oct 10

    When Should I Review and Update My Estate Plan?

    When Should I Review and Update My Estate Plan?
    Despite understanding the importance of having an estate plan in place, surveys show that over half of all Americans do not have one. If you are in the minority and have created an estate plan, don’t stop there! Taking the time to set…
Rank this Week: 1809

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Third Party and Self-Settled Special Needs Trust

    Third Party and Self-Settled Special Needs Trust
    When parents set up a Third Party Special Needs Trust, it is created by and funded with the assets of the parents. The parents are considered to be the “third party”. The trust is not set up with the assets of the special needs…
  • Oct 10

    5 Ways Your Will Can Become Usele

    5 Ways Your Will Can Become Usele
    Wills do not expire, but certain changes can render them useless. It is important to review your will periodically to ensure it still does what you want. The following are five ways your will can become out of date. 1. Your beneficiaries…
  • Oct 3

    Illinois Living Will Act

    Illinois Living Will Act
    The Illinois Living Will Act has been in effect since 1984. It is based on the common law doctrine of informed consent. This right gives individuals the authority to refuse medical treatment. It also gives individuals the ability to record…
Rank this Week: 4674

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law…

Probate, Trusts and Estate Law Blog

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

http://www.calprobate.com/blog/
  • Oct 17

    5 Guardianship Clauses You Need in Your California Will

    5 Guardianship Clauses You Need in Your California Will
    Writing a will is one of the most important things that you can do for your children: you are ensuring that they will be taken care of after you are gone – both financially and emotionally. However, the time and effort that you put into…
  • Oct 16

    Qualified Domestic Trust (QDOT) Frequently Asked Question

    Qualified Domestic Trust (QDOT) Frequently Asked Question
    When an international couple comes into our office to plan their estate, they often have a lot of questions about qualified domestic trusts (QDOTs) – especially if they own a significant amount of property or assets. Below, we’ve…
  • Oct 15

    Recognizing the Signs of Special Needs Financial Abuse

    Recognizing the Signs of Special Needs Financial Abuse
    This month we have been discussing financial planning for your special needs child as well as how to protect your child from financial abuse and financial issues after you can no longer care for him or her. One of the best ways that you can…
Rank this Week: 4039

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

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

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 244

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Oct 17

    Costs Claimed Out of Whack? Move to Tax Them

    Costs Claimed Out of Whack? Move to Tax Them
    To the victor go the spoils. But that doesn’t mean the prevailing party can get whatever it wants in claimed costs. If you disagree with the costs listed in the prevailing party’s costs memorandum, file and serve a motion to tax…
  • Oct 15

    The Bare Basics of Networking Event

    The Bare Basics of Networking Event
    The following is a guest blog post by Elizabeth G. Blust, a solo practitioner in San Diego. Her practice focuses mainly on estate planning and probate. Law is her second career following over ten years in real estate development. So you want…
  • Oct 10

    4 Preliminary Questions for Every Deposition You Take

    4 Preliminary Questions for Every Deposition You Take
    Before you get to the substantive questions, make sure to ask these four important preliminary questions in every deposition you take. Is the deponent on medication or suffering from an illness? Ask questions about what medications, if any,…
Rank this Week: 1241

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Wisconsin Estate Planning

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

http://blog.tesarlaw.com/
  • Oct 17

    Heirs vs. Credit Card Debt - Who Gets Paid First?

    Heirs vs. Credit Card Debt - Who Gets Paid First?
    Unless you are a joint owner or a surviving spouse in a community property or marital property state, in most situations heirs will not inherit a deceased’s credit card debt, however such debt will need to be paid from the assets in the…
  • Oct 15

    Revocable Living Trusts - Who Needs Them?

    Revocable Living Trusts - Who Needs Them?
    While Revocable Living Trusts can be a very useful estate planning tool, they are not necessary for everyone’s situation, and you should seek legal advice to determine your best options.
  • Oct 13

    Philip Seymour Hoffman's Estate Goes to Girlfriend, Not Kid

    Philip Seymour Hoffman's Estate Goes to Girlfriend, Not Kid
    Proper estate planning and regular review of your plan is key in making sure your wishes are followed and your intent is clear.
Rank this Week: 4911

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Covers issues relating to wills, trusts, estate planning, and probate in Texas. By Rania Combs.

http://www.texaswillsandtrustslaw.com
  • Oct 17

    Who Are My Heirs If I Am Single And Die Without A Will?

    Who Are My Heirs If I Am Single And Die Without A Will?
    I explained last week that an heir is a person who will inherit your property by virtue of a state’s intestacy laws if you die without a Will. The Texas intestacy statutes are essentially a Will that the state of Texas writes for you.…
  • Oct 10

    Is There A Difference Between A Beneficiary And An Heir?

    Is There A Difference Between A Beneficiary And An Heir?
    The words “Beneficiary” and “Heir” are often used interchangeably, but each word has a very specific legal definition. A beneficiary is someone who benefits from the transfer of property, such as by a Will or a Trust.…
  • Sep 26

    The Blessing of Planning Ahead

    The Blessing of Planning Ahead
    Most of my clients are healthy when they contact me. Estate planning is something in which they are engaging as a precautionary measure rather than because they expect to die within a short amount of time. But not always. Occasionally,…
Rank this Week: 2394

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/
  • Oct 17

    So, Mom and Dad ... What Am I Inheriting?

    So, Mom and Dad ... What Am I Inheriting?
    Hmmm. The subject of an inheritance (or lack thereof) is one of the most awkward parents can have with their children. So, should you even broach the subject?
  • Oct 16

    Coping with Costly Caregiving for Aging Parent

    Coping with Costly Caregiving for Aging Parent
    We all know nursing home costs can drive almost anyone into the poor farm. Did you know family caregiving at home can be rather costly, too? Well, it can.
  • Oct 15

    WWII Veteran Victimized by Spouse

    WWII Veteran Victimized by Spouse
    Benny Goo is a World War II veteran who fought in the Battle of Normandy. At one time, he was very affluent with a gorgeous home in Hawaii. Today, he has nothing. Mr. Goo says that a woman named “Barbara” stole $2 million from him, which…
Rank this Week: 2396

The Law Office of Michael…

The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C.

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.mrobinsonlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 17

    Why Would I Want a Revocable Living Trust?

    Why Would I Want a Revocable Living Trust?
    If you are not especially wealthy, you may assume that you should use a last will to arrange for future asset transfers. A last will is the most commonly utilized estate planning document, but many people do not understand all of the facts…
  • Oct 15

    Why Would a Supplemental Needs Trust Be Used?

    Why Would a Supplemental Needs Trust Be Used?
    A supplemental needs trust can be a useful addition to your estate plan if you want to provide for a loved one who has a disability. In this post we will look at the details. Unintended Consequences In a general sense, you should definitely…
  • Sep 28

    What is Probate in New York?

    What is Probate in New York?
    What is Probate in New York? from Michael Robinson When you are planning your estate, you should understand a bit about probate. Learn more about New York probate in this presentation.
Rank this Week: 1149

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Oct 17

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    William Lewis Moody, Jr. (`865-1954) – Entrepreneur & Philanthropist William Lewis Moody was an American financier and entrepreneur from Galveston, Texas. In 1889, Moody persuaded his father to open a bank. Later, the family…
  • Oct 15

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    You become what you believe. Oprah Winfrey
  • Oct 15

    Accidental Disinheritance

    Accidental Disinheritance
    Many people do not know that it is possible to pass away and have their children receive no portion of their estates. This is true even when the deceased has a clear intent to makes sure that the children receive an inheritance. Recently, we…
Rank this Week: 3531

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

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

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

    John Poyser’s Capacity and Undue Influence

    John Poyser’s Capacity and Undue Influence
    John E. S. Poyser has written a remarkable textbook, Capacity and Undue Influence, published this year by Thomas Reuters Canada Limited. The book is about gratuitous wealth transfers including by will, beneficiary designations, through…
  • Oct 2

    Supreme Court of Canada Strikes down British Columbia’s Court Hearing Fees!

    Supreme Court of Canada Strikes down British Columbia’s Court Hearing Fees!
    I don’t use exclamation marks often. This may be the first one in my blog. But I am very pleased with the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada released this morning in The Trial Lawyers Association of BritishColumbia v. British…
Rank this Week: 486

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers estate planning, probate, guardianship and elder law issues.

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Oct 16

    MOVIE REVIEW: “LULLABY”

    MOVIE REVIEW: “LULLABY”
    Available on Netflix, “Lullaby” is a movie by Andrew Levitas about a dysfunctional family that is reunited by end-of-life issues.  Jonathan is a young man living on the opposite coast from his wealthy New York family. …
  • Oct 3

    JOIN US FOR A WINE TASTING TO HELP END ALZHEIMER’S

    JOIN US FOR A WINE TASTING TO HELP END ALZHEIMER’S
    We are pleased to announce that Cramer Law Center is participating in the Jacksonville Walk to End Alzheimer’s for the third year in a row. To help us reach this year’s fundraising goal, we are holding our Second Annual…
  • Sep 19

    WAITING TOO LATE (OR ALMOST TOO LATE) TO PLAN – OUR LATEST REAL WORLD LESSONS

    WAITING TOO LATE (OR ALMOST TOO LATE) TO PLAN – OUR LATEST REAL WORLD LESSONS
    Unfortunately, we deal with death on a fairly regular basis as part of our practice, so it usually does not take us by surprise. However, we recently have had a couple of shocking deaths which illustrate why it is never too soon to plan. The…
Rank this Week: 2307

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Oct 16

    MOVIE REVIEW: “LULLABY”

    MOVIE REVIEW: “LULLABY”
    Available on Netflix, “Lullaby” is a movie by Andrew Levitas about a dysfunctional family that is reunited by end-of-life issues.  Jonathan is a young man living on the opposite coast from his wealthy New York family. …
  • Oct 3

    JOIN US FOR A WINE TASTING TO HELP END ALZHEIMER’S

    JOIN US FOR A WINE TASTING TO HELP END ALZHEIMER’S
    We are pleased to announce that Cramer Law Center is participating in the Jacksonville Walk to End Alzheimer’s for the third year in a row. To help us reach this year’s fundraising goal, we are holding our Second Annual…
  • Sep 19

    WAITING TOO LATE (OR ALMOST TOO LATE) TO PLAN – OUR LATEST REAL WORLD LESSONS

    WAITING TOO LATE (OR ALMOST TOO LATE) TO PLAN – OUR LATEST REAL WORLD LESSONS
    Unfortunately, we deal with death on a fairly regular basis as part of our practice, so it usually does not take us by surprise. However, we recently have had a couple of shocking deaths which illustrate why it is never too soon to plan. The…
Rank this Week: 3809

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Oct 16

    Ten Ways to Prepare for a Successful Retirement

    Ten Ways to Prepare for a Successful Retirement
    There is no better time than the present to start planning for your future. Although it can be confusing and stressful, with patience and discipline you can achieve a successful retirement plan. You cannot depend on Social Security or a…
  • Oct 7

    Ways to Help Beat the Loneliness of Your Aging Parent

    Ways to Help Beat the Loneliness of Your Aging Parent
    More than likely you have plans for what you are going to do tonight, tomorrow, the weekend, and even maybe a vacation a few months off. Do your parents? As your parents aged, they may have drawn away from social groups and friends they once…
  • Sep 30

    What Will Retirement Mean for You?

    What Will Retirement Mean for You?
    No longer do people think of retirement as a time to rest and do nothing. Many people plan to work well into their 70s, seeing retirement as an opportunity to change careers and do something that they truly love doing. Whether it is turning a…
Rank this Week: 2955

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.connecticutestateplanningattorneysblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Senior Living Options: Cracking the Code

    Senior Living Options: Cracking the Code
    Independent Living. Assisted Living. Nursing Home. What do these terms mean? How are they different from each other? And which one is right for you? Take a look here to learn what each one is all about. Independent Living Maybe you’re…
  • Oct 10

    The One Thing You Should Know About Nursing Home Eviction

    The One Thing You Should Know About Nursing Home Eviction
    By Attorney Carmine Perri Going to a nursing home is hard enough, imagine being evicted? Good news. There are laws in place to prevent that from happening. Within a nursing home, just like any other place you call home, you are entitled to…
  • Oct 2

    How Disinheriting Your Spouse Can Benefit Your Spouse

    How Disinheriting Your Spouse Can Benefit Your Spouse
    Could you ever imagine that leaving your spouse out of your Will could be a great thing? It’s true. Even in the best of marriages, there may be times when it makes sense to disinherit your spouse. And it’s all for his or her…
Rank this Week: 3243

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 16

    Understanding Estate Planning Part 1 – Your Last Will and Testament

    Understanding Estate Planning Part 1 – Your Last Will and Testament
    We’ve been writing our blog for long time, and have covered a number of essential estate planning topics. This week, however, we are going to take a step back and to talk about some key estate planning issues with which everyone should…
  • Oct 14

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Children in Your New York Estate Plan

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Children in Your New York Estate Plan
    When parents of young children in Brooklyn, New York create an estate plan, their plans have to address issues that people who do not have children don’t have to consider. Estate planning is all about making decisions, and doing so in a…
  • Oct 9

    New Digital Asset Law a Sign of Changing Need

    New Digital Asset Law a Sign of Changing Need
    Lawmakers in the state of Delaware recently adopted one of the first laws that specifically recognizes the need for people to address digital assets as they manage the estate of the deceased or incapacitated person. The law, known as the…
Rank this Week: 2409

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/
  • Oct 16

    New FAQs For Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) Released by IRS

    New FAQs For Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) Released by IRS
    Our tax lawyers have reviewed the IRS' newly issued FAQs for its Delinquent International Information Return Submission Procedures, the Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures for U.S. Taxpayers Residing in the United States (SDOP), and the…
  • Sep 16

    Florida Doctor Sentenced in Criminal Tax Case for Concealing Assets and Filing False Individual Income Tax Return

    Florida Doctor Sentenced in Criminal Tax Case for Concealing Assets and Filing False Individual Income Tax Return
    Individuals using offshore bank accounts to conceal assets and facilitate tax fraud continue to be prosecuted by the Department of Justice. Under the Bank Secrecy Act, citizens and lawful permanent residents (i.e. "Green Card" holders) that…
  • Sep 3

    Business Owners Get Jail Time for Tax Evasion

    Business Owners Get Jail Time for Tax Evasion
    Sometimes understating income is just carelessness. Sometimes its tax fraud or tax evasion. People don't always realize that tax fraud or tax evasion can lead to time in jail. Convincing judges to sentence defendants to prison for criminal…
Rank this Week: 1949

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    What is Just Compensation?

    What is Just Compensation?
    Tonight I am speaking at the Pipeline Informational Event sponsored by Lancaster County Conservancy and Lancaster Farmland Trust.  I have been told that some property owners mistakenly believe that if they fail to accept the offer that…
  • Oct 7

    Criminal Charges, Convictions and Employment

    Criminal Charges, Convictions and Employment
    When I read that Lancaster City Council voted on October 1, 2014 to delete the box inquiring whether an employment applicant had been convicted of a crime from Lancaster City’s employment application form, it reminded me of how…
  • Sep 26

    Understanding the Changes for Powers of Attorney in Pennsylvania

    Understanding the Changes for Powers of Attorney in Pennsylvania
    You may have heard about the new power of attorney legislation that became the law in Pennsylvania in July.  If you have executed a power of attorney or are thinking about executing a power of attorney, you may be wondering how that…
Rank this Week: 1156

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Oct 16

    How Will Your Final Wishes Become Reality?

    How Will Your Final Wishes Become Reality?
    When you start to plan your estate in earnest you would do well to consider the details that must be attended to after you pass away. Unless the situation is very simple there are going to be some considerable tasks...
  • Oct 7

    Take Pause Before Starting Joint Bank Account

    Take Pause Before Starting Joint Bank Account
    People sometimes make estate planning mistakes that result in truly devastating consequences. With this in mind you would do well to take pause before starting a joint bank account and relying on your co-account holder to distribute your…
  • Oct 3

    Choose Your Retirement Spot Carefully

    Choose Your Retirement Spot Carefully
    If you are in a position to simply go about your business with no financial constraints during retirement you are in a fantastic position, but it is in fact a minority position. Most people are going to have to plan...
Rank this Week: 1805

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 676

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Oct 16

    When California Trust No-Contest Clauses Apply…And When They Don’t

    When California Trust No-Contest Clauses Apply…And When They Don’t
    There is much confusion regarding the use, and misuse, of no-contest clauses.  No-contest clauses rarely apply, and they never apply to a beneficiary who questions the actions and management of the Trust by the Trustee.  In this…
  • Oct 6

    Trustee Surcharge: Holding Trustee’s Liable for Bad Act

    Trustee Surcharge: Holding Trustee’s Liable for Bad Act
        In California, Trustee’s have a host of duties and obligations they must abide by.  When a Trustee breaches his duty as Trustee, he is liable for money damages equal to the harm he causes.  This is called a…
  • Sep 22

    The Most Important Question for Your California Trust and Will Lawsuit

    The Most Important Question for Your California Trust and Will Lawsuit
    California’s Form Interrogatory 15.1 is probably the most important question you will ever ask in your Trust or Will lawsuit.  Why?  Because it requires the opposing party to tell you all facts, witnesses and documents they…
Rank this Week: 3013

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt…

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt Blog

Covers caregiver issues, estate planning, living at home and special needs trusts.

http://www.alexislevitt.com/blog/
  • Oct 16

    Life Estate Deeds – An Antique Technique Providing Modern Convenience

    Life Estate Deeds – An Antique Technique Providing Modern Convenience
    When we pass away, our assets are divided into two groups – probate and non-probate. Non-probate assets are things like bank accounts and life insurance policies that you have named joint owners or TODs on – they transfer to the…
  • Oct 9

    Home Care Goes High-Tech

    Home Care Goes High-Tech
    CNN recently ran a fascinating article about the expanding use of technology in the field of home care for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia, allowing them to remain independently in their homes longer.   You’ve probably…
  • Oct 6

    Shared Office Space Available to Lease in Hingham

    Shared Office Space Available to Lease in Hingham
    Are you a South Shore professional in search of a nice, sunny, 14 x 12 corner office? Our law firm consists of two attorneys and an assistant – we would like to add another professional to our suite. We have a top-floor space that…
Rank this Week: 3702

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Oct 16

    Defining the Distinctions Between Traditional Estate Planning & Legacy Wealth Planning

    Defining the Distinctions Between Traditional Estate Planning &amp; Legacy Wealth Planning
    Estate planning involves varying different strategies. Exactly how to proceed will depend on the nature of your wishes and the extent of your assets. Traditional Estate Planning Most people will engage in traditional estate planning. You may…
  • Oct 14

    Medicaid in Cincinnati: What Is the Medicaid Five Year Look Back?

    Medicaid in Cincinnati: What Is the Medicaid Five Year Look Back?
    As you earn income you are taxed, and part of what you pay goes toward future Medicare coverage. Under existing regulations in Cincinnati, if you have accumulated at least 40 retirement credits throughout your working career you become…
  • Oct 9

    What Questions Should I Ask an Elder Law Attorney?

    What Questions Should I Ask an Elder Law Attorney?
    When you schedule a consultation with an elder law attorney you should be prepared to have a meaningful conversation. Your attorney is there to provide answers, and you should try to come up with some questions in advance to use your time…
Rank this Week: 3455

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blog
  • Oct 16

    Building a Home & Picking a Contractor

    Building a Home &amp; Picking a Contractor
    Tags: Building a homeconstruction projects lawyer Winston-SalemBuilding a house or doing addition work is one of the largest single investments a person can make in their lifetime. It's the time for you to do research. Know how much you…
  • Aug 29

    Human Resource Consultant for Small Businesse

    Human Resource Consultant for Small Businesse
    Tags: Small Business HR ConsultantBusiness attorney Winston-SalemAre you good at what your business does but get bogged down with administrative matters? PROBLEM: Do you have time to keep up with regulations for employees &…
  • Aug 19

    Disharging a Firearm in NC & NC Hunting Rule

    Disharging a Firearm in NC &amp; NC Hunting Rule
    Tags: disharging firearm NCnc hunting rules sitesIn my quest to locate hunting laws and firearms laws in North Carolina for my personal use, I’ve come up with the following. Please note, it is not exhaustive. Please make sure these…
Rank this Week: 4744

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Oct 16

    How Long Does the Probate Process Take?

    How Long Does the Probate Process Take?
    You may assume that you should use a last will to facilitate future asset transfers. If you do use a last will to state your final wishes regarding the distribution of your property, the will must be admitted to probate. The estate…
  • Oct 14

    What Is an Irrevocable Trust?

    What Is an Irrevocable Trust?
    Various different types of trusts are used in the field of estate planning. There are revocable trusts, and there are irrevocable trusts. In this post we will look at the value of irrevocable trusts. Federal Estate Tax There is a federal…
  • Oct 9

    Can I Create My Own Estate Planning Documents?

    Can I Create My Own Estate Planning Documents?
    If you navigate the Internet looking for information about estate planning, you will invariably stumble upon sites that sell generic template estate planning documents like last wills and revocable living trusts. Everyone likes to save money,…
Rank this Week: 1145