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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 27

    Deceased Millionaire Mauric Laboz Imposes Rules On Inheritance

    Deceased Millionaire Mauric Laboz Imposes Rules On Inheritance
    Maurice Loboz was a wealthy New York real estate investor who recently passed away. The deceased tycoon left a combined $20 million fortune to his two daughters, but in his Will he has imposed strict conditions. The daughters who are...
  • Jul 27

    Whitney Houston’s Daughter Has Passed Away

    Whitney Houston’s Daughter Has Passed Away
    I have previously discussed the ongoing legal dispute over the estate of Whitney Houston. The musician’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, has passed away this Sunday at the age of 22 according to a family representative. Brown had been in…
  • Jul 27

    Florida Probate Court Has No Jurisdiction Over Real Property From Out-Of-State

    Florida Probate Court Has No Jurisdiction Over Real Property From Out-Of-State
    A Florida appellate court has recently held that a Florida probate court cannot order the partition and sale of out-of-state real property. The Court held that the Florida probate court has no jurisdiction over out of state real property.…
Rank this Week: 35

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
  • Jul 27

    Can a guardian change the trustee of a ward’s trust?

    Can a guardian change the trustee of a ward’s trust?
    Choosing someone to act as your successor trustee upon your death or incapacity is not a decision that you should take lightly. Not only does that nominated successor trustee have a duty and obligation to carry out your wishes, but
  • Jul 14

    Best Legal Blog

    Best Legal Blog
    If you enjoy this probate and estate litigation blog, please nominate it for inclusion on the Best Legal Blog by The Expert Institute.  Thank
  • May 26

    Can a contract defeat testamentary intent?

    Can a contract defeat testamentary intent?
    In a word, yes. In a blow to the unwed in the State of Florida, the Fourth District Court of Appeal recently held that an operating agreement entered into by a deceased business owner (the “Decedent”) trumped his stated…
Rank this Week: 4179

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Walden & Pfannenstiel Blog

Covers bankruptcy and estate planning.

http://wplawpractice.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    Walden & Pfannenstiel, LLC receives Certificate of Appreciation from KWAA

    Walden & Pfannenstiel, LLC receives Certificate of Appreciation from KWAA
    April 18, 2011 marked the Kick Off of the first ever Food From the Bar Campaign, a statewide food drive, organized by the Kansas Women Attorneys Association to get the legal community to fight hunger in Kansas. Our office has been…
  • Apr 14

    Friends of JCDS Volunteer Day

    Friends of JCDS Volunteer Day
    Friends of JCDS Volunteer Day On Friday we volunteered through the Johnson County Bar Association to help the Friends of JCDS at one of the homes selected to be on their upcoming Homes Tour. It was a beautiful day to be outside doing some…
  • Apr 9

    April 1, 2015 Median Income Levels for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filer

    April 1, 2015 Median Income Levels for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filer
    April 1, 2015 Median Income Levels for Kansas and Missouri Bankruptcy Filers The Means Test looks at your Median Income to determine for which Chapter of Bankruptcy you qualify: Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 As of April 1, 2015 the Median Income…
Rank this Week: 3189

Nevada Trust Reporter

Nevada Trust Reporter

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

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

    Provident CEO Theresa Fette Talks About Exponential Growth

    Provident CEO Theresa Fette Talks About Exponential Growth
    Theresa Fette describes her professional journey as a fortuitous meeting of luck and planning. After earning four degrees and working in law, she took over a failing trust company and transformed the shaky…
  • Jul 7

    Provident Wins 2015 America’s Best IRA Custodian

    Provident Wins 2015 America’s Best IRA Custodian
    More than $146 billion in U.S. retirement assets have flowed into self-directed IRAs over the years, and if the financial professionals who read the Trust Advisor are any guide, the gatekeepers favor Provident Trust Group as the preferred…
  • Jun 30

    Choosing the Right Solo 401(k) Plan for Your Busine

    Choosing the Right Solo 401(k) Plan for Your Busine
    With a wide range of investment opportunities, educate yourself with all the different investment options available for you and your business. Financial institutions choose to invest into the Solo 401(k) plan for the opportunities the plan…
Rank this Week: 2990

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeestatelawblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    So what counts towards a taxable estate?

    So what counts towards a taxable estate?
    Many people may believe that they do not have to be worried about federal estate tax if they do not make a large amount of money, but if you have a substantial amount of life insurance, own a home or have a good retirement account or plan,…
  • Jul 16

    Tennessee Will Declared Invalid Because of Improper Witness Signature

    Tennessee Will Declared Invalid Because of Improper Witness Signature
    When someone you love passes away, you may inherit property, money, or other possession if that person names you in a will. If there is no will, then a court may decide who gets to have what and you may get little to no say. It is not only…
  • Jun 17

    BB King’s daughters claim ‘missing’ Will

    BB King’s daughters claim ‘missing’ Will
    The world tragically lost a Blue’s icon recently and it looks like the families troubles are continuing in probate court. The four daughters of the late musical icon BB King, Patty King, Karen Williams, Rita Washington and Barbara…
Rank this Week: 2852

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/
  • Jul 27

    Hull on Estates #426 – Estate distributions on mistakes of fact

    Hull on Estates #426 – Estate distributions on mistakes of fact
    This week on Hull on Estates, Natalia Angelini and Nick Esterbauer discuss estate distributions on mistakes of fact and case law that recognizes the obligation of beneficiaries to repay distributions to an estate to cover unanticipated tax…
  • Jul 26

    Executor Renunciations: Dueck v. Chaplin, 2015 ONSC 4604

    Executor Renunciations: Dueck v. Chaplin, 2015 ONSC 4604
    Being an executor is a lot of work and a job that can be trying at times, particularly where disputes arise among the beneficiaries and/or the deceased’s family members in relation to the assets of the estate. If you are appointed an…
  • Jul 24

    Light hearted obituary gets social media attention

    Light hearted obituary gets social media attention
    While placing an advertisement in the classifieds section of a newspaper is a common enough occurrence in the administration of an estate, it is rare that a family attempts to get two birds with one stone, and advertises to prospective buyers…
Rank this Week: 514

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/
  • Jul 27

    Survey Reveals Startling Estate Planning Concern

    Survey Reveals Startling Estate Planning Concern
    Estate planning is not just for the elderly. Make sure you take the time to get things in order and keep those close to you informed of your wishes.
  • Jul 24

    Leaving an Inheritance? Tips from the Pro

    Leaving an Inheritance? Tips from the Pro
    Before leaving an inheritance to your grandchildren, seek proper estate planning advice to make sure you are truly accomplishing your wishes.
  • Jul 22

    Americans Are Living Longer. Planning for Future Medical Care Is Essential!

    Americans Are Living Longer. Planning for Future Medical Care Is Essential!
    Aging can be expensive and take a toll on you and your loved ones both financially and emotionally. Planning ahead can reduce the costs you and your loved ones may experience.
Rank this Week: 3463

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: 1488

Minko Law Office Blog

Minko Law Office Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.minkolaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Revocable Living Trusts in New York

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Revocable Living Trusts in New York
    When people create revocable living trusts in New York, they primarily do so because they want to protect their estates from the costs and time associated with probate. In today’s blog post on essential estate planning knowledge,…
  • Jul 17

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Medicaid Planning in New York

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Medicaid Planning in New York
    In this week’s installment in our ongoing series on essential estate planning knowledge, we are going to look at Medicaid planning in New York, what it is, and why it’s important. While Medicaid planning is not something that…
  • Jul 15

    Your Pet and Your Brooklyn Estate Plan

    Your Pet and Your Brooklyn Estate Plan
    Through your Brooklyn estate plan, as long as you plan properly, you can make sure that your pet will be protected after you die. While pet planning is an important part of estate planning for many people, there are some significant…
Rank this Week: 2788

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/
  • Jul 27

    Injury Accident vs Personal Injury Case

    Injury Accident vs Personal Injury Case
    When Melissa, a 40 year-old grocery shopper, decided to use the store restroom, she ignored the “Caution: Wet Floor” sign blocking the entrance and went running down the freshly mopped hallway. When she slipped and broke her leg,…
  • Jul 22

    Oklahoma Adoption Law

    Oklahoma Adoption Law
    Adopting a child can be a rewarding and joyful event. A celebration is often in order at the end of what can be a grueling and overwhelming process. There are myriad laws that must be followed which are actually designed to be sure that when…
  • Jun 29

    Filing for Bankruptcy in Oklahoma: Pros and Con

    Filing for Bankruptcy in Oklahoma: Pros and Con
    Filing for bankruptcy is a viable financial strategy for individuals who have recently experienced a significant change in income and are having trouble making ends meet. Filing for bankruptcy is like taking off a Band-Aid; the quicker you do…
Rank this Week: 2330

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
  • Jul 27

    The Bank of Mom and Dad: A Guide to Intra-Family Loan

    The Bank of Mom and Dad: A Guide to Intra-Family Loan
    We’ve all heard jokes about taking a loan from the Bank of Mom and Dad. What you might not know is that intra-family loans can be a great way to transfer significant wealth and avoid […]
  • Jul 23

    Carrier Errors: The Importance of Life Insurance Policy Review

    Carrier Errors: The Importance of Life Insurance Policy Review
    In a previous post, I discussed the importance of having a life insurance policy analysis done on a regular basis. I was recently reminded of the importance of policy reviews when I received correspondence from […]
  • Jul 21

    Overcome Obstacles to Effective Healthcare Directive

    Overcome Obstacles to Effective Healthcare Directive
    Are improvements to healthcare directives necessary and possible? The answer is an emphatic YES! As a trusted advisor, you can blaze the trail for your clients. In the past three decades, a relatively low percent […]
Rank this Week: 1018

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
  • Jul 27

    10 Tips for Workplace Investigation Interview

    10 Tips for Workplace Investigation Interview
    Given the employer’s duty to “take all reasonable steps” to prevent discrimination, harassment, and other unlawful practices (Govt C §12940(h)(5), (k); 29 CFR §1604.11(d)), employment lawyers can expect to…
  • Jul 24

    Be a Skeptic When a Potential Client Wants to Switch Counsel to You

    Be a Skeptic When a Potential Client Wants to Switch Counsel to You
    Sometimes you should view a new potential client with skepticism. If the matter has been handled by another attorney and is now being referred or brought to you, there may be a reason you won’t like. Before accepting a matter previously…
  • Jul 22

    The Perils of an Attorney Joining a Corporate Board

    The Perils of an Attorney Joining a Corporate Board
    From time to time, attorneys are asked to serve as corporate directors or officers. Watch out—there may be some serious perils involved for the attorney and his or her law firm. Here are examples of the downsides to an attorney joining…
Rank this Week: 570

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: 661

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/
  • Jul 27

    Attorney as Trustee

    Attorney as Trustee
    Choosing the right trustee is an important task.  Your trust is an agreement between you and your trustee, the person who will ultimately be in charge of managing your assets and your personal affairs. Your trustee will be responsible…
  • Jul 23

    The Best Way to Keep Your Estate Plan Private

    The Best Way to Keep Your Estate Plan Private
    It is easy to understand why some members of the gay community are concerned about their privacy, when it comes to identifying to whom they choose to leave their possessions. In reality, privacy is a common worry for many clients, regardless…
  • Jul 21

    Avoiding Common Mistakes in Asset Protection Planning in Arkansa

    Avoiding Common Mistakes in Asset Protection Planning in Arkansa
    Avoiding Common Mistakes in Asset Protection Planning in Arkansas from Deborah Sexton Asset protection is a critical part of estate planning that should not be overlooked. There are some common mistakes that many people make in asset…
Rank this Week: 2764

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Jul 27

    All About That Boot Camp

    All About That Boot Camp
    It seems like we just wrapped up one webinar here at the Academy,** and we’re already gearing up for the next in our summer series! I’m so ramped up for this new webinar format we’re trying and I can’t wait to get you…
  • Jul 24

    LegalZoom Files $10.5M Antitrust Suit Against North Carolina Bar, Cites SCOTUS Dental Case

    LegalZoom Files $10.5M Antitrust Suit Against North Carolina Bar, Cites SCOTUS Dental Case
    Here is another chapter in the continuing saga of LegalZoom fighting it out with the various state Bar Associations. The latest is from the ABA Journal which reports that LegalZoom just filed a $10.5 million lawsuit against the North Carolina…
  • Jul 22

    Marriage Pros and Con

    Marriage Pros and Con
    On June 26, 2015, in a 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court held that there is a fundamental Constitutional right to marry which includes same-sex couples. The Court also held that same-sex marriages performed in one…
Rank this Week: 1415

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covering estate planning, elder law, special needs planning, and veteran's benefits in Virginia. By Hook Law Center.

http://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    How to appeal a Medicare denial

    How to appeal a Medicare denial
    If you were denied coverage or payment by Medicare, you have the option of filing an appeal. The denial must be from Medicare, your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan or your Medicare health plan. It is within your right to file an appeal if you…
  • Jul 26

    Defining common terms in Virginia estate planning

    Defining common terms in Virginia estate planning
    Estate planning is a complex process, and typically involves learning some new terms and concepts. Some of the most important estate planning terms to understand include: Advance medical directive – A document that details a…
  • Jul 23

    Smart homes for senior

    Smart homes for senior
    A new wave of high-tech home devices could help monitor seniors’ health and safety in the home, potentially allowing them to stay at home longer, and providing a sense of security to family members and other caregivers. Smart home…
Rank this Week: 2060

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    Free Report: South Carolina Duties and Responsibilities Of An Executor

    Free Report: South Carolina Duties and Responsibilities Of An Executor
      The terms “Executor” and “Personal Representative” are often used interchangeably. Essentially they serve the same function. The difference is how they are appointed. An Executor is appointed in a Last Will and…
  • Jun 3

    What Is Probate?

    What Is Probate?
    When a person dies, the individual leaves behind an estate. The estate is comprised of everything in which the decedent had an ownership interest in at the time of the death of the decedent. Some estates are very large, being comprised of…
  • Jun 3

    Funeral Planning in South Carolina: Why It Should be Part of Your Comprehensive Estate Plan

    Funeral Planning in South Carolina: Why It Should be Part of Your Comprehensive Estate Plan
    Funeral Planning in South Carolina: Why It Should be Part of Your Comprehensive Estate Plan from John Kuhn People often overpay for funeral and burial services when they are forced to make decisions while grieving. Learn more about…
Rank this Week: 1245

Walker Lambe

Walker Lambe

Covers North Carolina elder law and estate planning.

http://www.organizeyourassets.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    What Is The North Carolina Five-Year Medicaid Look-Back?

    What Is The North Carolina Five-Year Medicaid Look-Back?
    What Is The North Carolina Five-Year Medicaid Look-Back? from Mark Costley Medicaid is a government program that will pay for long-term custodial care. This involves divesting yourself of assets in advance of applying for Medicaid so you meet…
  • Jul 21

    What Is North Carolina Legacy Planning?

    What Is North Carolina Legacy Planning?
    What Is North Carolina Legacy Planning? from Mark Costley  With this type of will, you share your moral and spiritual values with the loved ones that you will be leaving behind. Learn more about North Carolina legacy planning in…
  • Jul 20

    What Is A North Carolina Irrevocable Trust?

    What Is A North Carolina Irrevocable Trust?
    What Is A North Carolina Irrevocable Trust? from Mark Costley Medicaid is a need-based program, so you have to stay within asset limits to qualify irrevocable medicaid trusts are often used by people who are aiming…
Rank this Week: 3692

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

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

    Receiving Your Inheritance in Missouri – How Long It Will Take

    Receiving Your Inheritance in Missouri – How Long It Will Take
    Receiving Your Inheritance in Missouri – How Long It Will Take from Charlie Amen  If so, and a Will contest is filed, it will significantly slow down the probate process because everything essentially comes to a stop while the will…
  • Jul 26

    Staggering an Inheritance. Why It Is Often Best for a Beneficiary.

    Staggering an Inheritance. Why It Is Often Best for a Beneficiary.
    Whether you have a small estate or a multi-million dollar estate, chances are that you plan to pass down those assets that you do have to the next generation. Before you simply gift everything you have to your children in your Last Will and…
  • Jul 25

    Who Should You Appoint As the Trustee of Your Testamentary Trust?

    Who Should You Appoint As the Trustee of Your Testamentary Trust?
    Though once used almost exclusively by wealthy families, trust agreements have become an increasingly popular addition to any comprehensive estate plan over the last several decades. If you plan to include a testamentary trust in your estate…
Rank this Week: 2783

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

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

    Should I Buy Long-Term Care Insurance?

    Should I Buy Long-Term Care Insurance?
    When you look into the statistics, you find that many American senior citizens will need long-term care at some point in time. If you have always been healthy, you should not be overconfident, because healthy people typically live…
  • Jul 23

    What Is an Incentive Trust?

    What Is an Incentive Trust?
    You have the power to plan your estate in a customized manner. Estate planning is not necessarily an exercise in slicing up a pie into different size pieces as you facilitate lump sum asset distributions after your passing. In many cases, a…
  • Jul 21

    Five Estate Planning Issues Everyone Should Consider

    Five Estate Planning Issues Everyone Should Consider
    There are some estate planning objectives that are rather self-evident. Clearly, you want to make sure that your assets get into the hands of your loved ones after you pass away, but there are many different ways to go about it. You should…
Rank this Week: 2938

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 26

    Planning Before the First Spouse Dies (Part 2)

    Planning Before the First Spouse Dies (Part 2)
                Last week I was telling you about Mary’s call.  Her mom is in a nursing home paying $11,000 per month and her sister, Terry is in a group home.  Mary…
  • Jul 19

    Planning Before the First Spouse Die

    Planning Before the First Spouse Die
                Mary called because her mom was in a nursing home paying $11,000 per month. Her sister, Terry, disabled and living with Mom for many years, had her own health problems and was…
  • Jul 12

    The Problem with IRAs – The Solution

    The Problem with IRAs – The Solution
                So, what is the solution to Bill’s IRA problem from last week?  He has $1.2 million in IRA money and doesn’t want to risk losing it all to long term care if…
Rank this Week: 2194

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Jul 26

    City and Army entered into an agreement...cont

    City and Army entered into an agreement...cont
    During the second renewal period of the Agreement, the infant Joseph Stanley II was placed into care with foster parent Anita Nurse. On June 6, 2006, while in the custody of Ms. Nurse, the infant was injured. On or about August 2006, a Notice…
  • Jul 24

    City and Army entered into an agreement

    City and Army entered into an agreement
    This action was commenced by the City of New York (City) for a declaration, pursuant to CPLR 3001, that defendant the S Army (Army) has a duty to defend the City in a negligence action currently pending in the Supreme Court of Kings County.…
  • Jul 21

    The plaintiffs entered into an agreement with All American Talent

    The plaintiffs entered into an agreement with All American Talent
    A Kings Construction Accident Lawyer said that, in an action for a judgment declaring that the defendant is obligated to defend and indemnify the plaintiffs in an underlying personal injury action, commenced in the Supreme Court, Kings…
Rank this Week: 1690

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/
  • Jul 25

    World War I Probate

    World War I Probate
    Kimberly Wallis gave me a copy of a grant of probate from the United Kingdom dated October 28th, 1914. The process for obtaining a grant of probate appears to have been very efficient in those days, as the deceased had died just 23 days…
  • Jul 19

    Amendments to Probate Rules Include Provision for Substitution of Personal Representative on Death

    Amendments to Probate Rules Include Provision for Substitution of Personal Representative on Death
    As I wrote acouple of weeks ago, the probate rules were amended effective July 1, 2015. Among the changes is a new provision dealing with the procedure for appointing a new personal representative (executor or administrator) when the…
  • Jul 11

    2015 Canadian Conference on Elder Law

    2015 Canadian Conference on Elder Law
    The Canadian Center for Elder Law together with the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia are presenting a two day conference: The Journey of Aging – the Law and Beyond. The conference will be held on Thursday and…
Rank this Week: 214

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/
  • Jul 25

    Missouri Funeral Trust: Seeking a Gag Order

    Missouri Funeral Trust: Seeking a Gag Order
    On July 27th, a Missouri court will consider a motion filed by the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors to be dismissed from the lawsuit filed by the Missouri Funeral Trust.  One of the allegations made by the Missouri…
  • Jul 20

    Preneed Trust Shortages: Deposit Plus Accounting

    Preneed Trust Shortages: Deposit Plus Accounting
    During its state convention, the executive director for the Missouri Funeral Director and Embalmers Association stated that their master trust program would have a $3 million dollar surplus if all preneed contract beneficiaries were to die…
  • Jul 17

    The Missouri Agenda: a few clean up provision

    The Missouri Agenda: a few clean up provision
    The Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors will meet to July 21st to discuss “a short slate” of legislation and regulation proposals.   While many of the proposals have been previously discussed, some,…
Rank this Week: 1034

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Hazards to Avoid when Inheriting an IRA - Part 2

    Hazards to Avoid when Inheriting an IRA - Part 2
    In a recent issue of Kipplinger’s Retirement Report several problems are pointed out which can arise when someone who is not the spouse of the IRA owner inherits an IRA. Another problem is the fact that nonspouse beneficiaries cannot…
  • Jul 18

    Hazards to Avoid when Inheriting an IRA

    Hazards to Avoid when Inheriting an IRA
    In a recent issue of Kipplinger’s Retirement Report several problems are pointed out which can arise when someone who is not the spouse of the IRA owner inherits an IRA. One problem is failing to take required minimum distributions.…
  • Jul 9

    Steps to Take When a Loved One Die

    Steps to Take When a Loved One Die
    The first three steps which should be taken after the death of a loved one are to make the funeral arrangements, secure the house and find the important papers. In her article in The Wall Street Journal titled "Steps for Heirs to Take After…
Rank this Week: 4325

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Jul 25

    Will Medicare Pay for All of My Health Care Expenses?

    Will Medicare Pay for All of My Health Care Expenses?
    When you are planning for retirement, you should be aware of what you can expect from the Medicare program. Medicare is a government health insurance program that is intended to provide coverage for senior citizens. You gain eligibility for…
  • Jul 23

    When Will My Heirs Receive Their Inheritances?

    When Will My Heirs Receive Their Inheritances?
    You probably want your heirs to receive their inheritances in a timely manner after you pass away. If you feel this way, you should be aware of the facts, because there can be misconceptions. The last will is the most commonly utilized…
  • Jul 21

    What Are the Different Types of Special Needs Trusts?

    What Are the Different Types of Special Needs Trusts?
    The process of estate planning involves careful decision-making. You should act in an intelligent and informed manner so that you do not make mistakes that cause unintended negative consequences. With this in mind, we will look at special…
Rank this Week: 1404

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate…

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate Blog

Covers recent developments in Florida probate, trust, estate and guardianship. By Clark Skatoff PA.

http://www.clarkskatoff.com/news-resources/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Florida Probate Court Has No Jurisdiction Over Out-Of-State Real Property

    Florida Probate Court Has No Jurisdiction Over Out-Of-State Real Property
    It is not uncommon for a resident of Florida to own real property in another state.  In Brown v. Brown, the Florida appellate court reminds us that a Florida probate court does not have jurisdiction over real property in another state,…
  • Jul 20

    Interested Persons In Florida Guardianship Entitled to Due Proce

    Interested Persons In Florida Guardianship Entitled to Due Proce
    Due process is a common issue that comes up in cases concerning all areas of Florida law.  In Flegal v. Guardianship of Peter R. Swistock, Sr., due process rights were at issue in the context of a Florida guardianship involving the joint…
  • Jul 15

    Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing Cannot Add Terms to Contract

    Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing Cannot Add Terms to Contract
    Florida law recognizes the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing in all contracts, but not to add new or additional requirements into a contract. Meruelo v. Mark Andrew of Palm Beaches, Ltd., 12 So. 3d 247, 250 (Fla. 4th DCA…
Rank this Week: 2465

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
  • Jul 24

    Death & Debts – Five Things Surviving Family Members Need to Know

    Death & Debts – Five Things Surviving Family Members Need to Know
    When a loved one dies, the last thing family members want to do is field calls from debt collectors. If you are the personal representative (executor) of the estate or trustee of your love one’s revocable trust, chances are you will…
  • Jul 17

    The Dangers of Real Estate in a Self-Directed IRA

    The Dangers of Real Estate in a Self-Directed IRA
    “I was reading this blog,” Stacey (not her real name) recently asked me, “and I got the idea to buy rental property and own it in a self-directed IRA. Do you think it’s a good idea?”   Two weeks ago I wrote…
  • Jul 10

    Gratitude

    Gratitude
    The next time that you feel depressed, angry, envious, unhappy, or are simply having a bad day, try a little experiment by forcing yourself to take stock in those things in life for which you are grateful. You’ll find that if you are in…
Rank this Week: 666

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/
  • Jul 24

    Why Civil Service Matter

    Why Civil Service Matter
    Our employment attorneys represent New Jersey public employees, such as police officers, firefighters, public works workers, professionals and others, who are covered by the civil service system. We hear many complaints about civil service:…
  • Jul 23

    Property Taxes & Appeal

    Property Taxes & Appeal
    It is no secret that New Jersey citizens pay the highest property taxes in the nation. Property taxes are assessed by local governments and used to pay for local programs and services. Therefore, things that may affect a homeowner's property…
  • Mar 19

    Effect of Teachers' Termination or Early Resignation

    Effect of Teachers' Termination or Early Resignation
    Effect of Teachers' Termination or Early Resignation Our employment attorneys represent New Jersey teachers and other public employees. One issue that commonly arises is the suspension or revocation of a teacher's license when she leaves…
Rank this Week: 3890

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/
  • Jul 24

    Legal Links – July 24, 2015

    Legal Links – July 24, 2015
    On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog. 1.  Osprey is the New Eagle. In 2014, the bald…
  • Jul 23

    Website Terms of Service: Make the Fine Print Work for You

    Website Terms of Service: Make the Fine Print Work for You
    This is the fourth post in a series about Internet Law. You can find previous posts in the series here. There is no question that social media and the internet have revolutionized the way we live, work, and interact with one another. While…
  • Jul 21

    Cost-Effective Business Resources for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owner

    Cost-Effective Business Resources for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owner
    Starting a business is a challenging job. When helping entrepreneurs make the legal side of starting and running a business less intimidating, it’s important to recognize that there are hundreds of other factors that impact whether a…
Rank this Week: 1059

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Free Report: Estate Planning for Seniors in Oklahoma

    Free Report: Estate Planning for Seniors in Oklahoma
      The basic reason you need an estate plan is because you do not want to leave essential estate questions unanswered. For example, your estate plan will allow you to decide who will inherit your property and how it will be distributed…
  • Jul 23

    New ‘Granny Scam’ Preys on Elderly

    New ‘Granny Scam’ Preys on Elderly
    If you have elderly family members or loved ones, you might need to talk to them about a new scam, popularly referred to as the ‘granny scam.’ Though con artists have been targeting elderly people for decades, this new scam is…
  • Jul 21

    Understanding Estate Planning: What Happens After a Family Member Die

    Understanding Estate Planning: What Happens After a Family Member Die
    In a legal sense, knowing what happens after a family member dies is important for everyone in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. While the topic is not exactly a pleasant one to consider or discuss, there are some practical concerns that will…
Rank this Week: 1232

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.fsgattorneys.com/blog
  • Jul 24

    Fessler Schneider & Grimme contribute to community school

    Fessler Schneider & Grimme contribute to community school
    Today and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday) St. Thomas School will be holding their Summer Festival.   St. Thomas is not only a Blue Ribbon school of excellence it also teaches public service. Last year St. Thomas won the Jefferson…
  • Jul 22

    Win a 50″ Flat Screen at The St. Thomas Summer Festival

    Win a 50″ Flat Screen at The St. Thomas Summer Festival
    Join Fessler, Schneider & Grimme at the St. Thomas Summer Festival (Ft. Thomas) next Friday and Saturday (7/24 – 7/25) for food, drink, music, and lots of fun. Our office has donated a 50-inch flat-screen television to be raffled…
  • Jul 15

    Consumer Protection Attorneys in Ft. Thoma

    Consumer Protection Attorneys in Ft. Thoma
    You, me, and everyone else has purchased an expensive product that has not lived up to the advertiser’s claims. When you try to return it, the store tells you to contact the manufacturer. The manufacturer finds a loophole in the…
Rank this Week: 2794

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/
  • Jul 24

    Special Needs Trust Fairness Act Reintroduced in Congre

    Special Needs Trust Fairness Act Reintroduced in Congre
    Congress will soon vote on passing the Special Needs Trust, Fairness Act of 2015, a bill designed to make it easier for people with special needs to create their own Special Needs Trust. A Special Needs Trust is used to enable a disabled…
  • Jul 23

    Involuntary Guardianship of an Adult in Florida

    Involuntary Guardianship of an Adult in Florida
      Are you concerned about your father, another family member or close friend’s ability to continue taking care of his or her own health and property without help? Are you afraid they cannot remember to properly take their…
  • Jul 17

    How to prevent financial abuse of seniors.

    How to prevent financial abuse of seniors.
    Elder fraud is becoming a growing concern as the baby boomers are beginning to retire and are not well versed in the latest technology. Recent studies show that senior citizens are being defrauded through Internet and telephone scams. As an…
Rank this Week: 1816

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Failure to Plan for Divorce Can Destroy an Estate

    Failure to Plan for Divorce Can Destroy an Estate
    Most complications that arise in estate administration are the result of unanticipated events. Divorce is one of the least planned for events in any estate plan; it can also cause some of the most devastating complications. The recent case of…
  • Jul 10

    Estate Administration Confusion: Who Does the Estate’s Lawyer Represent?

    Estate Administration Confusion: Who Does the Estate’s Lawyer Represent?
    In order for a will to be probated after someone’s death, a Personal Representative must be appointed by the court. In order for a trust to be administered, a Trustee must be appointed pursuant to the terms of the trust. The PR or…
  • Jun 26

    Estate Planning Goes to the Movies: You’re Not You

    Estate Planning Goes to the Movies: You’re Not You
    2014’s You’re Not You stars Hilary Swank as a 35-year-old classical pianist who is stricken with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, aka Lou Gehrig’s disease). This multiple-hanky-needed drama is…
Rank this Week: 3399

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2098

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Jul 24

    Failure to Plan for Divorce Can Destroy an Estate

    Failure to Plan for Divorce Can Destroy an Estate
    Most complications that arise in estate administration are the result of unanticipated events. Divorce is one of the least planned for events in any estate plan; it can also cause some of the most devastating complications. The recent case of…
  • Jul 10

    Estate Administration Confusion: Who Does the Estate’s Lawyer Represent?

    Estate Administration Confusion: Who Does the Estate’s Lawyer Represent?
    In order for a will to be probated after someone’s death, a Personal Representative must be appointed by the court. In order for a trust to be administered, a Trustee must be appointed pursuant to the terms of the trust. The PR or…
  • Jun 26

    Estate Planning Goes to the Movies: You’re Not You

    Estate Planning Goes to the Movies: You’re Not You
    2014’s You’re Not You stars Hilary Swank as a 35-year-old classical pianist who is stricken with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, aka Lou Gehrig’s disease). This multiple-hanky-needed drama is…
Rank this Week: 1347

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Free Report: Understanding the Many Powers of Attorney in Ohio

    Free Report: Understanding the Many Powers of Attorney in Ohio
    One neighbor tells us you have to have a specific kind of trust while another friend tells us we must include a durable power of attorney and yet still our brother tells us to drop the “durable” part of the power of attorney.…
  • Jul 23

    What Is the Outcome if I Die Without an Estate Plan in Ohio?

    What Is the Outcome if I Die Without an Estate Plan in Ohio?
    Estate planning is a must for all responsible adults because there can be some negative circumstances that arise if you die without an estate plan. Things do not just automatically fall into place. You have to state your wishes in a legally…
  • Jul 21

    Dual Eligible Recipients and Better Health Care

    Dual Eligible Recipients and Better Health Care
    Ohio is one of just ten states that has been federally approved for combining Medicare and Medicaid in an effort of providing better coordination, better health care and lower pricing for enrollees. While there are many adjustments that will…
Rank this Week: 3686

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/
  • Jul 23

    BC case shows what it takes to deal with title when kids have been added as joint to parents' property

    BC case shows what it takes to deal with title when kids have been added as joint to parents' property
    There is a new case from the BC Supreme Court that sheds some light on a topic that is of consistent interest to the readers of this blog. I'm going to give a summary of the case here, but anyone who'd like to read the full case of The Estate…
  • Jul 20

    Transferring a cottage after you're gone

    Transferring a cottage after you're gone
    Recently the Globe and Mail carried an article by Tim Cestnick that discusses the options available for transferring your cabin or cottage to your family after you have passed away. Click here to read the article. I like the article because…
  • Jul 15

    Court case proves false economy of cheap will

    Court case proves false economy of cheap will
    In the last 29 years, I've had a lot of conversations with a lot of people about wills. Whenever the first thing the person asks me is the price of the will, I know that person isn't likely to become my client. Not because I charge a lot of…
Rank this Week: 885

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Covers estate planning, HOA & condo associations and family law in North Carolina.

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1994

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    When do you review an estate plan?

    When do you review an estate plan?
    Once your estate plan is created, how often are you supposed to review it? According to some estate planning professionals, you should review it annually or bi-annually. Though this is a common safeguard, you should also review your estate…
  • Jul 13

    Expecting a New Arrival? Be Prepared with an Estate Plan

    Expecting a New Arrival? Be Prepared with an Estate Plan
    Expecting parents or even parents of a newborn will need to reconsider their estate. If you already have an estate plan in place, now is the time to amend that plan to meet your current life situation. If you do...
  • Jun 1

    Estate Planning Questions You Won't Like

    Estate Planning Questions You Won't Like
    Thinking about mortality is bad enough for most people, but when you meet with an estate planning attorney you will be forced to face questions that might make you squirm. Who Will Raise Your Children? Children under the age of...
Rank this Week: 2744

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.connecticutestateplanningattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    How Does the New Connecticut Law Affect Your Power of Attorney?

    How Does the New Connecticut Law Affect Your Power of Attorney?
    By Paul T. Czepiga Well, it has happened at last. After failed attempts in 2003 and 2004 to amend Connecticut’s Power of Attorney laws, the Connecticut legislature and governor finally signed into law a new POA law that…
  • Jul 16

    8 Tips for the Dreaded Conversation: How to Stop Your Parent From Driving

    8 Tips for the Dreaded Conversation: How to Stop Your Parent From Driving
    More than 5,560 older adults were killed and more than 214,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes in 2012. This amounts to 15 older adults killed and 586 injured in crashes on average every day. These harrowing statistics were published by…
  • Jul 7

    Who Gets What? The One Thing You Should Add to Your Estate Plan

    Who Gets What? The One Thing You Should Add to Your Estate Plan
    By Carmine Perri When it comes to litigation over one’s estate, very little, if anything, is more contentious than the dispute over a loved one’s personal property. Oftentimes, it is not the monetary value but rather the…
Rank this Week: 2183

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    Could Dan Gilbert and Jimmy Haslem Disinherit their Children from their Billion Dollar Estates?

    Could Dan Gilbert and Jimmy Haslem Disinherit their Children from their Billion Dollar Estates?
    When it comes to estate planning and elder law, mental capacity matters. In December 2014, Tom Benson announced plans to transfer future ownership of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans to his third wife, Gayle Benson, disinheriting his…
  • Jul 21

    Four Vital Estate Planning Questions for Business Owner

    Four Vital Estate Planning Questions for Business Owner
    Far too often successful business owners never take the time to put a succession plan in place.   If something happens to you, is everything in place? Who can access your company accounts to carry on the day-to-day…
  • Jul 15

    Amy Himmelrick is our Featured Attorney of the Month!

    Amy Himmelrick is our Featured Attorney of the Month!
    I was born and raised in Wayne, WV.  I went to Marshall University where I earned a double major in criminal justice and psychology.  My husband and I both came here for law school.  I went to Capital and he went to Ohio…
Rank this Week: 2252

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Jul 23

    How Fast Can My California Lawsuit be Filed???

    How Fast Can My California Lawsuit be Filed???
    Whoa, slow down, that’s a loaded question.  Filing a lawsuit is easy, right?  You just draw up a few papers, file them with the Court, and get what you want in a few days…actually, no.  It’s not like that AT…
  • Jul 16

    Promise to Leave You Property: You may be able to enforce your rights to an inheritance in Court

    Promise to Leave You Property: You may be able to enforce your rights to an inheritance in Court
    If a person promises to leave you assets in exchange for you taking care of them, you may have an enforceable contract to make a Will a California. Find out more about your right to enforce an agreement to give property in this video.……
  • Jul 9

    Trust & Will Lawsuits Meets the California Evidence Code

    Trust & Will Lawsuits Meets the California Evidence Code
    A loved one dies, you find out you are disinherited, and you are left to wonder: what happened before he died that caused a drastic change in his Trust or Will?  The one person who could tell you the answer to that question is gone, so…
Rank this Week: 3781

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    How Long Will It Take for Me to Receive Assets Left to Me in Someone’s Will ?

    How Long Will It Take for Me to Receive Assets Left to Me in Someone’s Will ?
    When a family member or loved one dies, the loss is usually followed by a period of grief and mourning. There are also a number of practical and legal considerations that follow a death, such as the probate of the decedent’s estate. If…
  • Jul 21

    Estate Planning Myth #1 – I Don’t Need an Estate Plan Unless I’m Wealthy

    Estate Planning Myth #1 – I Don’t Need an Estate Plan Unless I’m Wealthy
    Estate planning is something that most everyone is aware they need to do; yet, most people don’t really know all that much about it. As a result, there are a number of common myths and misconceptions about estate planning that can have…
  • Jul 20

    My Parent/Spouse Shows Early Signs of Dementia. Can We Still Do Medicaid Planning?

    My Parent/Spouse Shows Early Signs of Dementia. Can We Still Do Medicaid Planning?
    Recognizing that a parent or spouse is showing early signs of dementia is a heart wrenching experience and one that will take its toll on you emotionally as well as financially down the road. At the present time, there is no cure for…
Rank this Week: 2787

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    What Is the Difference Between an Inheritance Tax and an Estate Tax?

    What Is the Difference Between an Inheritance Tax and an Estate Tax?
    The taxes on asset transfers can sometimes be confusing. There are taxes on the federal level, and in some cases, there are taxes on the state level. Plus, there are inheritance taxes, and there are estate taxes. These are two different forms…
  • Jul 21

    When Would a Guardianship Be Necessary?

    When Would a Guardianship Be Necessary?
    The matter of guardianship is something to take into consideration when you are planning your estate. When you first think about guardianship, you may think about minor children who are left without parents. Indeed, you can nominate a…
  • Jul 16

    What Advantages Do Trusts Provide?

    What Advantages Do Trusts Provide?
    The process of estate planning involves decision-making. You have a lot of options with regard to the way your assets will be transferred after you are gone. While the last will is the most commonly used estate planning document, trusts can…
Rank this Week: 2737