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About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
Rank this Week: 4080

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

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

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
Rank this Week: 3015

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 5

    Japan Turns To "Hotels" As The Country Faces Crematorium Shortage

    Japan Turns To "Hotels" As The Country Faces Crematorium Shortage
    Japan is a country that is facing a population aging faster than almost any other region of the world. As a result of this aging the nation has faced an increasing shortage of crematoriums, the preferred method of body disposal...
  • May 5

    Louisiana Supreme Court Declines To Review Benson Competency Case

    Louisiana Supreme Court Declines To Review Benson Competency Case
    The saga of the Benson family war over everything from car dealerships in Texas to pro sports teams in New Orleans has been widely covered in the news as it progressed through the courts. However, one front of that war...
  • May 5

    New Book On Wills And Estate Administration

    New Book On Wills And Estate Administration
    Wills and Estate Administration by Kenneth Vercammen has been published by American Bar Association Publishing and is available in print and as an ebook. Provided below is a description of the book: Straightforward and to-the-point, Wills and…
Rank this Week: 23

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 5

    Even Prince needed a will

    Even Prince needed a will
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP Prince performing in concert in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo by Bob Young. News reports since Prince’s death have indicated he died intestate – which means without a…
  • May 3

    Win big at the track? Congratulations! Now pay your gambling taxe

    Win big at the track? Congratulations! Now pay your gambling taxe
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP We’ve written previously about gambling taxes, highlighting this issue mainly because of the affection Kentucky has for horse racing. And as you well know, we’re in…
  • Apr 26

    Welcome to Rebecca Simpson, estate planning attorney

    Welcome to Rebecca Simpson, estate planning attorney
    We’re pleased to welcome Rebecca Simpson, who joined our firm as a senior attorney on April 18, 2016. Rebecca was most recently an attorney for Kentucky Legal Aid. She ran for Warren County Family Court Judge in 2014. She will…
Rank this Week: 1948

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, asset protection, charitable giving, and business law. By Kyle E. Krull.

http://blog.kylekrull.com/kansas-missouri-estate-planning/
Rank this Week: 93

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • May 5

    Do I Need a Probate Attorney If I Was Named as the Executor of an Estate?

    Do I Need a Probate Attorney If I Was Named as the Executor of an Estate?
    When a family member or loved one dies a period of grieving follows, during which time most people focus on their memories of the deceased and the life they shared with him or her. If, however, you were named by the decedent as the Executor…
  • Apr 29

    Federal Gift and Estate Taxes: Is Your Estate at Risk?

    Federal Gift and Estate Taxes: Is Your Estate at Risk?
    Federal Gift and Estate Taxes: Is Your Estate at Risk? from Raymond German If you are fortunate enough to have amassed a moderate to large estate over the course of your lifetime you undoubtedly want to preserve as much of it as possible to…
  • Apr 28

    Can a Disabled Person Use a Trust to Preserve Government Benefits?

    Can a Disabled Person Use a Trust to Preserve Government Benefits?
    Health insurance is important for everyone, but clearly, it is absolutely essential for people with disabilities. Depending on the circumstances, care and treatment can cost millions of dollars over the course of a lifetime. Since a…
Rank this Week: 2353

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/
  • May 4

    Becker v. Becker Case Comment -- by Kimberly Walli

    Becker v. Becker Case Comment -- by Kimberly Walli
    [The following guest post was written by Kimberly Wallis also of Sabey Rule LLP.]In the recent British Columbia Supreme Court case of Becker v Becker, 2016 BCSC 487, the executor of the will of Ann Andrews sought to prove her will in solemn…
  • Apr 17

    Prince Edward County District Court-House and Gaol, Picton, Ontario

    Prince Edward County District Court-House and Gaol, Picton, Ontario
    I took these photographs last fall while visiting Prince Edward County in Ontario. The courthouse was the site of Sir John A. Macdonald's first trial, apparently defending himself on an assault charge. Here is a photograph of Sir John A. and…
  • Apr 9

    Kish v. Sobchak Estate: Application of Family Law to Wills Variation Case

    Kish v. Sobchak Estate: Application of Family Law to Wills Variation Case
    Wills variation cases in British Columbia and family law are related. The Family Law Act deals with division of property and support on the breakdown of marriages and common law relationships, while Part 4, Division 6 of the Wills, Estates…
Rank this Week: 609

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 4

    Attorney’s Fees in Will Contest

    Attorney’s Fees in Will Contest
    William Anderson v. Laura McDonough, Personal Representative of the Estate of Helen E. Anderson (41 Fla.L.Weekly D884b), April 15, 2016 In a recent opinion, the Second District Court of Appeals held that the personal representative of an…
  • Feb 22

    Inter Vivos Transfers and Indispensable Partie

    Inter Vivos Transfers and Indispensable Partie
    A decedent’s estate was not an indispensable party to a civil action seeking to invalidate inter vivos transfers for undue influence. Parker v. Parker, — So.3d — (Fla. 4th DCA 2016) (41 Fla. L. Weekly D310a) The Decedent,…
  • Jan 20

    RETROACTIVE DUE PROCESS IN PROBATE

    RETROACTIVE DUE PROCESS IN PROBATE
    Typically, when the Supreme Court of the United States announces a new Rule of Federal Constitutional Law dealing with due process, the new Rules are applied retroactively.  However, Florida probate courts are left with the power and…
Rank this Week: 355

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.paloaltoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • May 4

    Prince’s Sister Claims He Had No Will

    Prince’s Sister Claims He Had No Will
    Prince's failure to execute a simple Will means he lost control of his estate. In California, the requirements for a valid holographic Will make it easy for anyone to write one.
  • Mar 26

    California’s End of Life Option Act Will Be Effective June 9, 2016

    California’s End of Life Option Act Will Be Effective June 9, 2016
    On October 5, 2015, Governor Brown signed the End of Life Option Act into law. The law requires that two doctors determine that a patient has six months or less to live before the lethal drugs can be prescribed. Patients also must be mentally…
  • Feb 22

    Keeping Families Out of Court: Trust and Estates Mediation

    Keeping Families Out of Court: Trust and Estates Mediation
    As an estate planner, I get calls often from disgruntled beneficiaries, concerned parents, frustrated Trustees, or distrustful siblings.  Death and money don’t always bring out the best in families. But despite countless books,…
Rank this Week: 3708

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/
  • May 4

    A “Goodbye” Message from Our Director of Geriatric Care Management

    A “Goodbye” Message from Our Director of Geriatric Care Management
    On May 12th I, Lois Tager, will be retiring from this wonderful Law Firm. I wanted to take this opportunity to say “Goodbye” to all our exceptional clients. Together with Roy and his superb staff, building our Geriatric Division…
  • Apr 27

    Three Benefits of a Living Trust

    Three Benefits of a Living Trust
    You may have heard about the numerous benefits of living trusts. In this blog post, we will address three of those benefits. The post Three Benefits of a Living Trust appeared first on Law Office of Roy W. Litherland.
  • Apr 14

    Register for our Upcoming Free Medi-Cal Planning Workshop, Thursday, April 21

    Register for our Upcoming Free Medi-Cal Planning Workshop, Thursday, April 21
    The Medicaid program is a jointly administered federal/state government health insurance program. In California, it is called Medi-Cal. Most senior citizens who worked throughout their lives will qualify for Medicare coverage. This is also a…
Rank this Week: 2234

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
  • May 4

    Prince Leaves a Complex, Unplanned Estate

    Prince Leaves a Complex, Unplanned Estate
    Unfortunately, too many recent newsletters have focused on the death of musical legends. This month left us with another untimely death. Prince, whose legal name was Prince Rogers Nelson, died on April 21st at his […]
  • Apr 5

    Life Insurance for Family Business Owner

    Life Insurance for Family Business Owner
    Owners of family businesses often find themselves in a dilemma over how to treat their adult children fairly when one or more is interested and capable of taking over the business and the other adult […]
  • Mar 23

    Vanishing Premiums Explained

    Vanishing Premiums Explained
    Many insured’s are confused and angered when the premiums of their “vanishing premium” life insurance policy, either don’t vanish or reappear at a later date.  If the policy was promoted and sold on a…
Rank this Week: 3266

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

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

http://www.lhllaw.com/blog/
  • May 4

    Contract Workers in Oklahoma: Pursuing Compensation for Your Work-Related Injury

    Contract Workers in Oklahoma: Pursuing Compensation for Your Work-Related Injury
    Steven Broom was laying pipe while working on a high school stadium when a trench collapsed, burying him up to his neck in dirt. By the time he was rescued, Broom was severely hurt with rib fractures, collapsed lungs and other injuries. When…
  • May 4

    What is Pain and Suffering?

    What is Pain and Suffering?
    Pain and suffering is a legal term that includes injuries you may have experienced as the result of an accident. The term is used to address physical pain, but it also includes mental injuries, like grief, worry, insomnia, fear and loss of…
  • Mar 17

    Navigating the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Proce

    Navigating the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Proce
    Especially since the Employee Injury Benefit Act went into effect, the Oklahoma workers’ compensation laws are a bit confusing to understand. We put together this infographic based on the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission…
Rank this Week: 2176

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Lawyers Blog

Covers New Jersey business, labor and employment, estate planning and consumer law. By McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyersblog.com/
  • May 4

    The U.S. Supreme Court Holds that the Civil Rights Act Protects Employees from Retaliation for Perceived Association

    The U.S. Supreme Court Holds that the Civil Rights Act Protects Employees from Retaliation for Perceived Association
    The Supreme Court of the United States has recently issued an opinion holding that, even perceived speech or associations (as opposed to just actual speech or associations) are protected by the Civil Rights Act. A police officer, Jeffrey…
  • May 4

    The Rights of Untenured Teachers Under New Jersey Employment Law

    The Rights of Untenured Teachers Under New Jersey Employment Law
    New Jersey’s employment laws governing the rights and responsibilities of New Jersey teachers are found in Title 18A of New Jersey Statutes. The laws are complex, but our employment attorneys have significant experience in representing…
  • May 3

    Bulk Sales Provision

    Bulk Sales Provision
    The Bulk Sales Act was enacted in 2007, expanding upon the prior bulk sales law previously codified in 1995.  This law requires the parties in a transaction to notify the New Jersey Division of Taxation regarding certain transfers of…
Rank this Week: 3820

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 4

    Increasing Instances of Financial Elder Abuse

    Increasing Instances of Financial Elder Abuse
    Financial elder abuse is on the rise, therefore states are trying to find ways to protect seniors from this abuse.
  • May 2

    Good Decisions Today Will Pay Off in the Long Run

    Good Decisions Today Will Pay Off in the Long Run
    Some financial choices we make in the earlier part of our lives that are surprisingly important—but we don't always see how important they are until it is too late.
  • Apr 29

    Privacy Continues to be Author Harper Lee's Watchword

    Privacy Continues to be Author Harper Lee's Watchword
    When the author of "To Kill a Mockingbird" was found to have written another novel, "Go Set a Watchman," there was much mystery about the second book, which generated a fortune.
Rank this Week: 3452

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

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

http://www.texaswillsandtrustslaw.com
  • May 4

    Will Property Transferred by Texas Transfer on Death Deed be Subject to Medicaid Estate Recovery?

    Will Property Transferred by Texas Transfer on Death Deed be Subject to Medicaid Estate Recovery?
    Following the death of someone receiving Medicaid benefits, Medicaid has the power to recoup from his or her estate funds expended by Medicaid for that individual’s benefit. Several individuals have contacted me recently wondering…
  • Apr 29

    Who Will Take Care of my Disabled Child When I Die?

    Who Will Take Care of my Disabled Child When I Die?
    As parents of children with disabilities age, thinking about who will take care of their children after they become disabled or die can cause significant anxiety. Choosing a person willing to take on the responsibilities of caring for…
  • Apr 13

    Is an Advance Directive Signed In Another State Valid in Texas?

    Is an Advance Directive Signed In Another State Valid in Texas?
    A living will, or directive to physicians, is a document that allows you to instruct your physicians not to use artificial methods to extend your life in the event you are diagnosed with a terminal or irreversible condition. A question I…
Rank this Week: 473

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 4

    7 Tips for a Successful Networking Lunch

    7 Tips for a Successful Networking Lunch
    The following is a guest blog post by Anabella Q. Bonfa. Ms. Bonfa is a litigator with Wellman & Warren LLP and has built a reputation for handling business and partnership disputes, theft of trade secrets, and unfair competition. She…
  • May 2

    Settling a Car Accident Case: Drafting Your Demand

    Settling a Car Accident Case: Drafting Your Demand
    You’re representing someone injured in a car accident and you’ve reached the point at which you’re ready to send a demand letter to communicate a settlement offer to the defendant’s insurance carrier. But what should…
  • Apr 29

    Questions to Ask When Deposing an Expert

    Questions to Ask When Deposing an Expert
    The task of deposing the opposition’s expert is simplified immeasurably by keeping in mind the deposition’s fundamental purpose: to discover all of the expert’s opinions and all of the bases for those opinions. Your goal…
Rank this Week: 2372

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • May 4

    Prince – Estate planning

    Prince – Estate planning
    Like many deaths, the death of the legendary pop star Prince came as a shock and surprise for the world.  What shocked estate planning attorneys even more so is the possibility that Prince may have died without a will or an estate plan,…
  • Apr 25

    Foreign Wills: Are they valid in Florida?

    Foreign Wills: Are they valid in Florida?
    Foreign Wills: Will a Florida Court recognize them? The world is becoming a more global community and with that means the United States has seen an increase in the amount of foreign-born individuals living, visiting, and investing in the U.S.…
  • Apr 19

    Trust Funding

    Trust Funding
    Trust Funding Trust funding is one of the most important aspects of an estate plan or asset protection plan. Attorneys, and clients, hear so much about trust funding, but rarely is it truly understood or implemented properly. Given how…
Rank this Week: 803

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

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

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • May 4

    The Successful Turnover: Best Practices for Transition from Developer to Association

    The Successful Turnover: Best Practices for Transition from Developer to Association
    Thank you to everyone who joined me and Lori Van Gorden of Horst Property Management for our real estate development seminar on May 2.  We led an informative discussion about “The Successful Turnover: Best Practices for Transition…
  • Apr 8

    Is there an Attorney Fee that is Too Big to Collect for Violations of Association Rules?

    Is there an Attorney Fee that is Too Big to Collect for Violations of Association Rules?
    In a recent case in the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, a condominium association was awarded attorneys’ fees that were almost 23 times larger than the fine and assessments they were trying to collect.  Because the litigation to…
  • Apr 1

    Congratulations to Christina Hausner

    Congratulations to Christina Hausner
    Congratulations to our partner and colleague, Christina L. Hausner, on being appointed as the solicitor for the County of Lancaster. Chris has practiced with RKG for 34 years.  She joined Craig, Gary, and Jon in 1982, upon completing her…
Rank this Week: 4767

South Florida Estate Planning Law

South Florida Estate Planning Law

Covers South Florida estate planning, probate and tax law issues. By David Shulman.

http://www.sofloridaestateplanning.com/
  • May 4

    Britney Spears’s Conservatorship (Guardianship) Is Still in Place

    Britney Spears’s Conservatorship (Guardianship) Is Still in Place
    It’s an awful thing when you are unable to manage your own affairs. Usually, it happens to the very elderly. Due to senile dementia, Alzheimers, or other diseases, they can not manage their own finances, or make informed decisions about…
  • Apr 26

    This is what it sounds like – when people die intestate

    This is what it sounds like – when people die intestate
    The biggest enemy of proper estate planning is procrastination. As the world knows, Prince died last week. Today we find out that he died intestate, which is a fancy word that lawyers use for dying without a will. When you die intestate, the…
  • Mar 11

    My monthly appearance on the “Ask the Experts” radio show, 3-10-2016

    My monthly appearance on the “Ask the Experts” radio show, 3-10-2016
    Going forward, I’ll be appearing monthly on the “Ask the Experts” radio show to discuss estate planning, probate, guardianships, elder law, and other related issues. Yesterday, I got there in the nick of time. If it…
Rank this Week: 912

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 4

    Planning for Divorce

    Planning for Divorce
    When a couple walks into an estate planning attorney’s office, they typically arrive as a unit. They consider that “they” have assets and often don’t want to speak of “what if.” It takes a gentle touch to…
  • May 2

    The 80/20 Rule with Public Seminar Event Marketing

    The 80/20 Rule with Public Seminar Event Marketing
    You have most likely heard this proverbial percentage analogy mentioned many times in the business world. It is universally stated that 80% of the business comes from 20% of your clients, or your salespeople, or your products, your efforts…
  • Apr 29

    Are You Writing for the Right Person?

    Are You Writing for the Right Person?
    We spend lots of time, energy, and money on content. (And for good reason, too!) It’s imperative that all that content we create is on point. This means that content for content’s sake isn’t a good thing. If you aren’t…
Rank this Week: 3622

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 4

    Alternatives for Property Management upon Incapacity

    Alternatives for Property Management upon Incapacity
    When incapacity strikes it can cause a number of practical problems in addition to the emotional toll it takes on family and loved ones. If the incapacitated individual failed to create an incapacity plan, deciding how to manage property and…
  • Apr 29

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Nora Ephron (1941-2012) – Producer & Screenwriter Nora Ephron was an American journalist, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, novelist, producer, director, and blogger. A talented writer and director, Ephron is known for her…
  • Apr 27

    Who Should I Appoint as the Trustee of My Living Trust?

    Who Should I Appoint as the Trustee of My Living Trust?
    A Last Will and Testament usually serves as the foundation of a comprehensive estate plan. For most people, however, a Will is just the beginning of an estate plan. People often choose to add additional documents and estate planning tools to…
Rank this Week: 2237

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • May 4

    Do Unmarried Couples Need Estate Planning?

    Do Unmarried Couples Need Estate Planning?
    Unfortunately, however, if you fail to recognize that there is a relationship and concerns associated with these two unmarried individuals, you could run the risk that your significant other has zero rights and could be removed financially…
  • Apr 27

    When Should I Update My Living Will?

    When Should I Update My Living Will?
    Your living will is one of the most important documents in your Massachusetts estate planning toolbox. It is the companion to your Health Care Proxy. Your Health Care Proxy is the official document that names individuals that you want to step…
  • Apr 20

    What Are the Most Essential Estate Planning Documents?

    What Are the Most Essential Estate Planning Documents?
    9When you approach the subject of estate planning in Massachusetts, you should know that it might look a little different for everyone. What works for one does not work for another because the strategies and tools of estate planning are…
Rank this Week: 440

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 4

    Half of Prince Estate to go to Government

    Half of Prince Estate to go to Government
    Since music superstar Prince did not have a will, it appears more than half of his $300 million estate will go to the government. Both the federal and Minnesota governments have estate taxes. The top federal rate is 40 percent. In addition,…
  • Apr 27

    Don’t Allow Divorce Derail Retirement Plan

    Don’t Allow Divorce Derail Retirement Plan
    The divorce of a long-married couple can be especially tough when it comes to retirement and estate plans. Assets, particularly retirement accounts, can require the complete revision of in-place estate plans, according to a story on…
  • Apr 20

    Estate Planning for your Pet

    Estate Planning for your Pet
    What will happen to your pets when you die? Usually, they will end up in a shelter where, if not adopted, they too will die. But one method pet owners can prevent that is to include your pets in your estate plan, says a story in the Union…
Rank this Week: 4930

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Covers wills, trusts & estates, guardianships, tax and asset protection planning.

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    Reasons to Value a Trust

    Reasons to Value a Trust
    Recently I gave a lecture on the valuation of trusts.  While I am not an accountant nor am I a valuation expert, I live and breathe trusts... and frequently the question comes up, what is value of a particular beneficiary's interest in a…
  • Apr 29

    News and Update

    News and Update
    It's been a busy few weeks, and as I sit here in my desk at 7 o'clock on a Friday, I just wanted to take a moment to make a few announcements.First, effective today, Franklyn Z. Aronson, Esq., who has been Of Counsel to our firm, is retiring.…
  • Apr 4

    New Jersey Enacts Uniform Trust Code into Law

    New Jersey Enacts Uniform Trust Code into Law
    While this may not sound like big news, it is actually very exciting that New Jersey has finally enacted the Uniform Trust Code (UTC) into law.  The new law will go into effect on July 17, 2016.  When it does, New Jersey will join…
Rank this Week: 2897

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud…

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud Blog

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

http://www.probatelawyerblog.com/
  • May 3

    The Prince Estate: Trouble Brewing And Still No Will After 1st Court Hearing

    The Prince Estate: Trouble Brewing And Still No Will After 1st Court Hearing
    Despite the probate process having just begun for Prince's Estate, one thing is clear -- it will be a long and rocky road for everyone involved. While no one can dispute the artistic and creative greatness of the artist whose real name was…
  • Jan 19

    The David Bowie Estate Shows His Genius Extended Beyond Music

    The David Bowie Estate Shows His Genius Extended Beyond Music
    Only a very few pop artists enjoyed lasting careers as diverse, colorful, and successful as David Bowie. He remained fascinating and on the cutting-edge, up until the very end, in ways that extended far beyond making music. Bowie, whose real…
  • Jan 14

    Celebrity Legacies: Conflicts Plagued Tupac Shakur Before And After Death

    Celebrity Legacies: Conflicts Plagued Tupac Shakur Before And After Death
    Tupac Shakur was well-known for his "Thug" image, his rap prowess, and his many Tupac Shakur's estateconflicts -- leading up to the tragic shooting that took his life at age 25. So should anyone be surprised at the high number of legal…
Rank this Week: 375

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • May 3

    Will Medicare pay for my long-term care?

    Will Medicare pay for my long-term care?
    Many Americans don’t consider the cost of future long-term care. Those that do, often grossly underestimate the actual costs. Long-term care consists mainly of custodial care or assistance with daily activities such as eating, bathing,…
  • Apr 19

    Some Good News for Seniors and their Caregiver

    Some Good News for Seniors and their Caregiver
    In 1965 Congress passed the Older Americans Act (OAA) to address concerns about a lack of community based social services for older persons.  This legislation would create an authority for grants to the States for community planning and…
  • Apr 12

    My Spouse is in the Nursing Home. How much of my assets can I keep?

    My Spouse is in the Nursing Home. How much of my assets can I keep?
      According to the Ohio Department of Aging, the average monthly cost for a nursing home is $6327.  This is a total of $75,924 per year.  If you’re like most people, you don’t have an extra $76,000 just laying…
Rank this Week: 2114

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 3

    Listen for me on VOCM Back Talk

    Listen for me on VOCM Back Talk
    On Thursday, May 5, 2016 I'll be a guest on VOCM's  talk show "Back Talk" with Pete Soucy from 2:00 to 3:00 (Newfoundland time). We'll be talking about some of the challenges people face with wills and estates, and I'll be giving…
  • Apr 29

    A smile for the weekend

    A smile for the weekend
    A smile for the weekend.
  • Apr 27

    Prince's Heirs: Star's sister says Prince died without a will

    Prince's Heirs: Star's sister says Prince died without a will
    Pop star Prince passed away recently at the age of 57 years old. Now his sister has filed papers saying that Prince didn't have a will, but left a fortune of 300 million dollars. Apparently he did not leave a spouse or children. This is…
Rank this Week: 704

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.czepigalaw.com/blog/
  • May 3

    Even Princes Need Will

    Even Princes Need Will
    By Claudia W. Englisby On Monday May 2nd, the family of Prince, the music legend who died recently at age 57, will head to court in Minnesota to begin determining how his estate, estimated at $300 million, will be distributed among his heirs.…
  • Apr 26

    Older Americans Act Continues to Protect Older Adult

    Older Americans Act Continues to Protect Older Adult
    It’s been 10 years since the Older Americans Act was last reauthorized by Congress, but as of last week, the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016 was signed into law by President Obama. The Older Americans Act (OAA)…
  • Apr 14

    Should You Have a Long-Term Care Insurance Policy? Connecticut Has a Plan!

    Should You Have a Long-Term Care Insurance Policy? Connecticut Has a Plan!
    By Lara Schneider-Bomzer If you’re like so many Connecticut residents, you wonder whether or not you should purchase a long-term care insurance policy. And whether, or how, it fits into your estate plan. It’s uncanny that we may…
Rank this Week: 2669

New York Estate Planning Lawyer…

New York Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

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

    ESTATE PLANNING FOR THE NEVER MARRIED

    ESTATE PLANNING FOR THE NEVER MARRIED
    SOME PLANNING IS BETTER THAN NO PLANNING In 2014 Pew charitable trust published a study that showed that fewer Americans are entering into marriage in the first place, fewer than ever before.  Currently the number of people over the age…
  • Apr 29

    SELF CANCELLING INSTALLMENT NOTE

    SELF CANCELLING INSTALLMENT NOTE
    CHANGE IN APPROACH BY IRS BUT STILL SOUND ESTATE PLANNING CONTINGENCY It is obvious that no one knows when they will shake off their mortal coil and pass from this earthly realm.  The IRS and the law in general consult their own…
  • Apr 27

    MORE ON ESTATE PLANNING FOR THE FARMER

    MORE ON ESTATE PLANNING FOR THE FARMER
    PASSING THE FARM IS LIKE PASSING ON THE FAMILY CORPORATION There is no doubt that some modern farmers run large multi-million dollar operations right in their backyard.  Maintaining a herd of cows and other grazing stock costs…
Rank this Week: 1187

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning topics such as conservatorship, guardianship, health care and advanced directive, living trusts, and probate. By Law Office of Scott D. Soady, A Professional Corporation

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

    California Now Allows Transfer-on-Death Deed

    California Now Allows Transfer-on-Death Deed
    On September 21, 2015, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation authorizing the use of “Revocable Transfer on Death Deeds” as an estate planning option for residential property owners. As of this year, owners may use these…
  • May 1

    Disposing of Household Effects in Your Estate Plan

    Disposing of Household Effects in Your Estate Plan
    Something to consider when you are making an estate plan is taking stock of just how much stuff you own. While we generally discuss an estate in terms of major assets (real estate, bank accounts, brokerage portfolios, etc.) there is also…
  • Apr 30

    How Do I Transfer Property from One Trust to Another Trust?

    How Do I Transfer Property from One Trust to Another Trust?
    Unlike a last will and testament, estate planning through a living trust involves the transfer of title to assets during your lifetime. For example, if you want your house to be part of a revocable living trust, you must execute and file a…
Rank this Week: 1863

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • May 2

    Prince and Estate Planning -- What We Can Learn

    Prince and Estate Planning -- What We Can Learn
    Prince and Estate Planning -- What We Can Learn Prince passed away without any estate planning done. No trust or will. $300 million dollar estate. We wanted to share this article with you from Forbes.com because whether you have $300...
  • Apr 15

    Ways You Can Lose Your Estate

    Ways You Can Lose Your Estate
    You already know how you want your assets distributed and you have even discussed it with your heirs, but discussing it doesn't make it legal. If you don't create an estate plan, your heirs are free to do what they...
  • Mar 25

    Common Questions Regarding Living Trust

    Common Questions Regarding Living Trust
    If you're considering a living trust or revocable living trust, review these common questions and answers to help you better understand how they work and whether or not it's right for you: Can I be my own trustee? You can....
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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
  • May 2

    Medicaid Planning for Parents in New York

    Medicaid Planning for Parents in New York
    As parents get older, children begin to take on the role of caretaker and assist their parents in making various medical and financial decisions. In fact, I receive more phone calls from children of seniors looking for Medicaid planning for…
  • Mar 30

    Should I Deed My Home to My Children?

    Should I Deed My Home to My Children?
    I often receive phone calls from potential clients asking whether, as an estate planning and elder attorney, I recommend that they add their children as co-owners to the deed of their house, co-op, or condominium. The callers are usually…
  • Jan 18

    Ethical Wills: A Legacy With Love

    Ethical Wills: A Legacy With Love
    My dream to build an estate planning practice was born early in my law school career. My first trusts and estates class introduced me to a legal world where the most important and sensitive parts of our lives, our mortality, were front and…
Rank this Week: 1592

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

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

    What Happens When You Don’t File for Medicaid When You Should #Medicaid

    What Happens When You Don’t File for Medicaid When You Should #Medicaid
               Shelly called to ask the following questions, “Does my mom have to tell the nursing home where her bank accounts are located?”  In order to answer the…
  • Apr 24

    Retirement Account Changes for 2016 #retirementaccount

    Retirement Account Changes for 2016 #retirementaccount
         As the population continues to age and we see the next generation of seniors coming through our office there are differences in the profile of an aging senior today vs. what we saw 15 or 20 years ago.…
  • Apr 18

    Nursing Home Resident with Personal Injury Claim (Part 2) #Medicaid

    Nursing Home Resident with Personal Injury Claim (Part 2) #Medicaid
                Last week I was telling you about Mary who received a personal injury settlement while on Medicaid.  Because she is over age 65 she can’t protect the money by…
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Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

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

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

    Missouri Preneed Seller Records: Receipt Journal

    Missouri Preneed Seller Records: Receipt Journal
    The first record described in the proposed Missouri recordkeeping regulation could actually require preneed sellers to maintain three, maybe four, sets of journals: (1) receipt and disbursement journals containing a record of deposits to and…
  • Apr 18

    Missouri Seller Records: The State Board Proposal

    Missouri Seller Records: The State Board Proposal
    At its March meetings, the State Board again received from the Division staff a rule proposal that would define the minimum records that a preneed seller would have to maintain.  The first recordkeeping proposal was offered last July,…
  • Mar 23

    A Missouri Mid-Semester Cram: the March agenda

    A Missouri Mid-Semester Cram: the March agenda
    The staff for the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors posted the 779 page agenda for next week’s meetings.  Doesn’t the state have a policy against the waste of natural resources?  Granted the agenda…
Rank this Week: 1983

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

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

    Plaintiff Seeks to Enforce Charging Lien

    Plaintiff Seeks to Enforce Charging Lien
    A New York Estate Lawyer said that, the law firms seek to determine and enforce charging liens pursuant to section 475 of the Judiciary Law. The liens would secure fees claimed by the Firms for legal services to respondent under a retainer…
  • Apr 29

    Petitioners File Construction Proceeding to Determine Effect of Tax Exoneration Clause

    Petitioners File Construction Proceeding to Determine Effect of Tax Exoneration Clause
    A New York Estate Lawyer said that, the executors have instituted this construction proceeding, prior to the filing of Federal and New York estate tax returns, to determine the effect of a tax exoneration clause, paragraph second and request…
  • Apr 28

    Court Discusses Residuary Clause of Will

    Court Discusses Residuary Clause of Will
    A New York Estate Lawyer said that, this is a proceeding to construe and reform Article III, the residuary clause, of the last will and testament of the decedent so as to enable the estate to qualify for an unlimited New York estate tax…
Rank this Week: 1487

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

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

    Digital Assets After Death

    Digital Assets After Death
    Oregon has passed a law which allows the appointment of an individual to access the digital assets of someone who has died. This authority must be provided for in a Will, Trust or other estate planning document. Illinois currently has no laws…
  • Apr 22

    Signing Up for Medicare

    Signing Up for Medicare
    You become eligible for Medicare as soon as you turn 65, and delaying your enrollment can result in penalties, so it is important to act right away. There are different options to consider when signing up for Medicare. Medicare consists of…
  • Apr 16

    Illinois Medicaid Planning and Private Reverse Mortgage

    Illinois Medicaid Planning and Private Reverse Mortgage
    The basic concept of a reverse mortgage is that the bank will make payments to the homeowner, rather than the other way around. The payments can be a single lump sum, a line of credit or a stream of monthly payments. The bank does not have to…
Rank this Week: 857

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/
  • Apr 29

    Should Florida arbitrators be able to decide “validity” challenges to a will or trust?

    Should Florida arbitrators be able to decide “validity” challenges to a will or trust?
    AAA’s rules for arbitrating wills and trusts specifically authorize arbitrators to decide the validity of the will or trust at issue in a given dispute. Since an arbitrator’s jurisdictional authority in that kind of case is a…
  • Apr 22

    4th DCA: Can a probate judge use his “equitable powers” to override our Probate Code?

    4th DCA: Can a probate judge use his “equitable powers” to override our Probate Code?
    Oreal v. Steven Kwartin, P.A., — So.3d —-, 2016 WL 1239756 (Fla. 4th DCA March 30, 2016) Having your case decided against you because a well-intentioned judge chose not to apply some provision of our Probate Code for…
  • Apr 18

    The Florida Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

    The Florida Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
    A new law is making it easier for Florida personal representatives to access digital data—such as email, photos and social-media postings—after the account holder dies. It’s called the Florida Fiduciary Access to Digital…
Rank this Week: 523

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

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

    THE IMPORTANCE OF A LAST WILL & TESTAMENT

    THE IMPORTANCE OF A LAST WILL & TESTAMENT
    Prince's death puts living will discussion into the spotlightSARASOTA, Fla. -- It's something that experts say you don't want to have running away from you. If you pass away without a will in the state of Florida, the state statutes would…
  • Apr 26

    FIDUCIARY ACCESS LAW IN FLORIDA

    FIDUCIARY ACCESS LAW IN FLORIDA
    On March 10, 2016, Governor Scott signed in law the “Fiduciary Access Law.”  Effective July 1, 2016, the law allows custodians to turn over "data, text, images, videos, sounds, codes, computer programs, software, databases"…
  • Apr 5

    CHANGES TO THE PARTNERSHIP RULES COMING IN 2017

    CHANGES TO THE PARTNERSHIP RULES COMING IN 2017
    The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 has strengthened the IRS’s ability to audit partnerships (including multi-member LLCs). The new rules apply to tax years beginning after 2017, and will apply to partnerships of 100 or more partners. To…
Rank this Week: 2170

Thoits Law Blog

Thoits Law Blog

Discusses important legal developments in the areas of business, employment, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and estate planning. By Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McLean.

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

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature

    Authenticating Electronic Agreements and Signature
    A new California Court of Appeal decision, Espejo v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, elaborates on how to prove that documents signed online, digitally, are authentic, and therefore have the same effect as a handwritten…
  • Mar 9

    New Harassment Policies Required in California

    New Harassment Policies Required in California
    Employers in California should immediately review their harassment policies to ensure compliance with California's new harassment prevention regulations. California law mandates that employers have an affirmative duty to prevent harassment…
  • Apr 8

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement

    You Really, Really Need a Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement
    ...a relatively small investment of time spent on the fundamentals can yield significant dividends in the future – and help to avoid much distress. And, the first fundamental, particularly for founders who do not anticipate seeking venture…
Rank this Week: 4875

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covers asset protection, estate planning, probate and income tax planning. By Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill P.A.

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

    Revocable Trusts and FDIC Insurance

    Revocable Trusts and FDIC Insurance
    I’ve received many calls from clients wondering whether their Certificates of Deposit are totally insured under the FDIC insurance rules. There’s a lot of confusion as to whether and how much of your deposits may be insured at one…
  • Apr 22

    How a Trust Saves Income Taxe

    How a Trust Saves Income Taxe
    Can leaving amounts in trust for your loved ones save income taxes? Yes, it can.   Generally, there are two ways that you can leave your inheritance to your loved ones. The most common method is an outright distribution. Your will reads…
  • Apr 8

    Selecting a Trustee – Lessons from the Bible

    Selecting a Trustee – Lessons from the Bible
    When I sit with a client and the conversation turns to selecting the successor trustee in the estate plan, I’m often not sure that my client understands the importance of this decision. Following the client’s death, for example,…
Rank this Week: 281

Potter Law Firm Blog

Potter Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

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

    Consider These Asset Protection Structure

    Consider These Asset Protection Structure
    When you strike off on your own as a small business owner or the owner of a professional practice, to a certain extent you are living the dream. You have the power to make decisions on your own, and the possibilities are endless. However, you…
  • Apr 27

    North Carolina Medicaid vs. Medicare

    North Carolina Medicaid vs. Medicare
    When you are planning ahead for retirement, you need to learn about government programs that are relevant to senior citizens. Medicare is certainly one of these programs. However, North Carolina Medicaid is also something that you should…
  • Apr 25

    The Kentucky Inheritance Tax Can Impact Local Resident

    The Kentucky Inheritance Tax Can Impact Local Resident
    People are sometimes confused about death taxes. They look at the terms “estate” and “inheritance” as interchangeable. As a result, they assume that an estate tax is the same thing as an inheritance tax. This is not…
Rank this Week: 1405

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A.…

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A. Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.arkansas-estateplanning.com/blog/
  • Apr 28

    Will You Leave Your Spouse or Kids a Mess or a Method?

    Will You Leave Your Spouse or Kids a Mess or a Method?
    This is an article from the Hunter Law Office, P.A. (http://www.hunterlawoffice.net/index.php) in Fishers, Indiana, that we thought others may find helpful. In most households, one person pays the bills and the other person hopes that things…
  • Apr 27

    The Estate Planning of Prince, Harper Lee, and David Bowie

    The Estate Planning of Prince, Harper Lee, and David Bowie
    This is an article from The Law Firm of Evan H. Farr, P. C. (http://www.farrlawfirm.com/) in Fairfax, Virginia, that we thought others may find helpful. In 2016 so far, we have said farewell to some of the most legendary names in music, film,…
  • Apr 21

    The Essential Estate Planning Documents You Might Not Have Considered

    The Essential Estate Planning Documents You Might Not Have Considered
    This is an article from The Vermillion Law Firm, LLC (http://www.vermillionlawfirm.com/) in Dallas, Texas, that we thought others may find helpful. If you have spent any of your time researching or developing an estate plan, you have probably…
Rank this Week: 1450

Musings of a Massachusetts Estate…

Musings of a Massachusetts Estate Lawyer

Focuses on estate planning, probate and corporation law in Massachusetts. By David E. Peterson.

http://blog.deplawfirm.com/
  • Apr 28

    The Dusty Binder: When Good Estate Plans Go Bad

    The Dusty Binder: When Good Estate Plans Go Bad
    Jim and Sally did everything right… or so they thought. They grew up in strong, middle class families, did well in school, and had many friends. Jim had a successful career with a local company, while Sally raised four responsible,…
  • Jan 20

    Four Reasons to Own Life Insurance

    Four Reasons to Own Life Insurance
      Let’s face it: most people are averse to life insurance. For permanent policies, the premiums are high, and the payouts typically don’t happen until you die. Couple that with the fact that many life insurance agents are…
  • Jan 6

    How Wealthy People Avoid Estate Taxe

    How Wealthy People Avoid Estate Taxe
    The Basics The estate and gift tax is a tax on the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next. The tax is levied when a transfer occurs, which by lifetime gift, or upon death. The estate and gift tax rates start low. The Massachusetts…
Rank this Week: 3006

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2861

New Jersey Estate Planning Center…

New Jersey Estate Planning Center Blog

Covers New Jersey estate planning. By Media Law Group.

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

    Five Key Steps for Managing Your Digital Asset

    Five Key Steps for Managing Your Digital Asset
    These days it is just as important to plan for what will happen to your digital assets as it is for your other assets. This is because many individuals do not realize that the accounts and passwords they currently have may not easily be…
  • Apr 21

    Things to Keep in Mind When You Are Creating a Will in New Jersey

    Things to Keep in Mind When You Are Creating a Will in New Jersey
    There are several important considerations that you should factor in to the process of putting together a will in New Jersey. Working with a knowledgeable estate planning attorney can help ensure that you are in compliance with all relevant…
  • Apr 14

    Why You Should Consider the Benefits of a Trust

    Why You Should Consider the Benefits of a Trust
    If you are thinking ahead about accomplishing your estate planning in New Jersey, a trust is one of the most popular tools used to accomplish your goals. There are many different types of trusts that could apply for your individual situation…
Rank this Week: 4734