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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jun 30

    CLE On 2015 Estate Planning and Probate Drafting

    CLE On 2015 Estate Planning and Probate Drafting
    The Texas Bar Association is presenting a CLE entitled, Estate Planning and Probate Drafting 2015, October 8-9, 2015, at The Westin Houston Memorial City Hotel. Here is why you should attend: Topics Include: Top 10 Considerations for Drafting…
  • Jun 30

    Court Ends Conservatorship Of Zsa Zsa Gabor

    Court Ends Conservatorship Of Zsa Zsa Gabor
    A Los Angeles County judge has ended the conservatorship of Zsa Zsa Gabor by her husband, Prince Von Anhalt, following the death of Gabor's daughter who originally brought suit. In the past, there were mutual accusations between Anhalt and…
  • Jun 30

    Call For Papers: ACTEC Law Journal -- Estate Planning In the 21st Century: Seismic Shifts and Predictions for the Future

    Call For Papers: ACTEC Law Journal -- Estate Planning In the 21st Century: Seismic Shifts and Predictions for the Future
    The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel announces a Call For Papers on the following topics: Estate planning has radically changed in the last several decades. Statutes such as the Uniform Probate Code and the Uniform Parentage Act…
Rank this Week: 73

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/
  • Jun 30

    Funding a trust with out of state property

    Funding a trust with out of state property
        A living trust, revocable trust, or asset protection trust can be a great estate planning tool that offers a number of benefits, such as allowing assets to pass to beneficiaries without going through probate and avoid the claims…
  • Jun 29

    New Florida Law hopes to reduce elder abuse by guardian

    New Florida Law hopes to reduce elder abuse by guardian
    A new Florida law, Florida HB5, signed into law by Governor Rick Scott in June seeks to curb elder guardianship abuse. The bill was drafted to help solve the growing problem of elder abuse in Florida’s elder guardianship system There…
  • Jun 24

    Jacksonville Guardianship: How to Transfer a Guardianship to Florida from another state

    Jacksonville Guardianship: How to Transfer a Guardianship to Florida from another state
    Transferring a guardianship from another state to Florida can be more complicated than a transfer between another two states. American families are increasingly becoming more mobile, and different states have varying rules regarding the…
Rank this Week: 572

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    What is a Property Guardian?

    What is a Property Guardian?
    Estate planning is never a “one size fits all” proposition; in fact, your estate plan probably looks quite different today than it did when you began. Marriages, new births, divorces, career changes – all of these can change…
  • Jun 25

    When Divorce Interrupts Estate Planning

    When Divorce Interrupts Estate Planning
    Did you know that divorce rates for those over the age of 50 more than doubled between 1990 and 2010? This means that one in 25 couples in this age group are divorcing at a time in their lives when they likely never dreamed possible. It also…
  • Jun 23

    Use Caution with Your IRA Beneficiarie

    Use Caution with Your IRA Beneficiarie
    Anytime the Supreme Court of the United States hands down a ruling, it’s immediately dissected, reframed, rephrased, analyzed, argued and rarely accepted unanimously amongst those the laws affect. This summer’s decision on…
Rank this Week: 3637

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Jun 30

    Estate Planning FAQs: What Happens if I’m Single When I Die?

    Estate Planning FAQs: What Happens if I’m Single When I Die?
    When it comes to estate planning, exactly what happens after you die is entirely up to you, and this is true if you are single or if you are married. If you are proactive about the implementation of a custom crafted estate plan, things will…
  • Jun 29

    What Is The Minnesota Annual Gift Tax Exclusion

    What Is The Minnesota Annual Gift Tax Exclusion
    What Is The Minnesota Annual Gift Tax Exclusion from Raymond German If your estate is going to be exposed to taxation, you could use your annual gift tax exclusion to transfer assets tax-free each year. Learn more about Minnesota annual…
  • Jun 25

    How Does a Power of Attorney End or Terminate?

    How Does a Power of Attorney End or Terminate?
    A power of attorney is a document that you utilize to name another individual who would be able to make legally binding decisions on your behalf. We practice in the elder law realm, and in our area of the law, durable powers of attorney are…
Rank this Week: 2749

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    Texas History – Do You Know Who Drew the First Topographical Map of Texas?

    Texas History – Do You Know Who Drew the First Topographical Map of Texas?
    Gail Borden, Jr. received his only formal schooling in Indiana during 1816 and 1817, learning the art of surveying. In 1822, Borden set out with his brother, Thomas, originally intending to move to New Orleans but instead, somehow ended up in…
  • Jun 24

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart. Marcus Aureliu
  • Jun 24

    Probate – Why Your Estate Plan Should Avoid It

    Probate – Why Your Estate Plan Should Avoid It
    While the primary goal of any estate plan is to determine who will receive your estate assets when you die, there are usually a number of secondary considerations that go into creating any estate plan. One of those goals is usually the…
Rank this Week: 2677

Walker Lambe

Walker Lambe

Covers North Carolina elder law and estate planning.

http://www.organizeyourassets.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    What Is A North Carolina Special Needs Trust?

    What Is A North Carolina Special Needs Trust?
    What Is A North Carolina Special Needs Trust? from Mark Costley The trustee can use the assets in the trust to provide for the supplemental needs of the beneficiary. These would be needs that the government benefits do not…
  • Jun 24

    Is North Carolina Medicaid Only For the Poor?

    Is North Carolina Medicaid Only For the Poor?
    Is North Carolina Medicaid Only For the Poor? from Mark Costley Medicare does not pay for long-term care, but Medicaid will assist with these costs Because of this, many elders who were never poor ultimately seek Medicaid…
  • Jun 19

    What Is A North Carolina Elder Law Attorney?

    What Is A North Carolina Elder Law Attorney?
    What Is A North Carolina Elder Law Attorney? from Mark Costley Medicare will not pay for long-term care, but Medicaid will assist with these costs. In fact, Medicaid pays for most of the long-term care that is received by seniors. Learn…
Rank this Week: 3633

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    Can the Handheld Breath Test be Used Against You in Court?

    Can the Handheld Breath Test be Used Against You in Court?
    There’s three steps for DUI which I explain when you contact my office and we will analyze your case together. One question is does the officer have a good reason to arrest you. That’s where the hand held breath test comes in. If…
  • Jun 26

    Is Cruise Control a Defense for Virginia Reckless Driving?

    Is Cruise Control a Defense for Virginia Reckless Driving?
    No. Virginia requires that you are in control of your vehicle and you can be punished for whatever you do behind the wheel, however you’re controlling it. The simple fact that you had cruise control set when you are accused of reckless…
  • Jun 25

    Amend Virginia Possession of Marijuana to Drug Paraphernalia

    Amend Virginia Possession of Marijuana to Drug Paraphernalia
    Basically, it’s done, if it’s done, it will be done by agreement. This an issue that you really need to have a defense counsel for to try to work out that agreement to try to save your license and get the charge amended from…
Rank this Week: 367

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/
  • Jun 30

    Payment by Mistake of Fact

    Payment by Mistake of Fact
    There are few court decisions dealing with the issue of payment by mistake of fact.   However, this may be in part because there is settled law for the proposition that when a beneficiary receives an inheritance by mistake he/she is…
  • Jun 28

    Changing with the Time

    Changing with the Time
    As you may have noticed, our blog has undergone a content freeze over the past two weeks. This was done to facilitate an overhaul of our website. The purpose of the update was to make a mobile-friendly site that meets accessibility standards…
  • Jun 11

    The MIND Diet

    The MIND Diet
    There is a new diet out there and it has been given the name of the MIND diet. M.I.N.D. stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay in which D.A.S.H. stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. The MIND diet…
Rank this Week: 220

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/
  • Jun 29

    A Kings Workers Compensation Lawyer

    A Kings Workers Compensation Lawyer
    A Kings Workers Compensation Lawyer said that, in an action to recover damages for personal injury, and a third-party action, inter alia, for a judgment declaring that the third-party defendant Insurance Company is obligated to defend and…
  • Jun 27

    A Kings Premises Liability Lawyer

    A Kings Premises Liability Lawyer
    A Kings Premises Liability Lawyer said that, in an action to recover damages for personal injury, the defendant appeals from a judgment of the Supreme Court, Kings County, dated July 14, 2009, which, upon a jury verdict, is in favor of the…
  • Jun 24

    Co-defendant did not appear or oppose...cont

    Co-defendant did not appear or oppose...cont
    Insurance Law § 5104(a) provides that, "when an insured injures someone in a motor vehicle accident, the injured party is subject to the serious injury requirement in the No-Fault Law and cannot sue for noneconomic loss unless the…
Rank this Week: 540

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

Covers Class III weapons topics for all of the 50 states. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.guntrustlawyer.com/
  • Jun 29

    Can I carry a concealed firearm to church?

    Can I carry a concealed firearm to church?
    With the recent church shooting in Charleston, our office has received many questions asking if it is legal to carry a concealed weapon to church with a CWL, or concealed weapons license. Currently, there are no laws in Florida that forbid…
  • Jun 23

    Vermont (VA) What NFA Firearms can I own?

    Vermont (VA) What NFA Firearms can I own?
    There are several type of Title II Firearms sold by Class 3 FFLs that are restricted by the National Firearms Act. Each state can impose additional restrictions on the sale, purchase, and transfer of Title II or NFA firearms in addition to…
  • Jun 23

    Suppressor Legal to purchase in Vermont beginning July 2, 2015

    Suppressor Legal to purchase in Vermont beginning July 2, 2015
    Vermont has officially become the 41St State to legalize suppressors when Governor Peter Shumlin signed the H. 5 bill last week. The new law will go into effect on July 2ND, and was the culmination of local Vermont republicans, the American…
Rank this Week: 1520

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

Covers Florida real estate law, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, estate planning and family law.

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    The Fine Line Between Success and Bankruptcy

    The Fine Line Between Success and Bankruptcy
    The beginning of any new startup company is an optimistic time. After the fundraising, vision-creating, and product building, any founder or team member would hope that things would go smoothly from then on. However this is not always the…
  • Jun 15

    Supreme Court Ruling – The Decision-Making Power of Bankruptcy Judge

    Supreme Court Ruling – The Decision-Making Power of Bankruptcy Judge
    In May of 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that bankruptcy judges have the power of final judgments in certain legal disputes that arise from bankruptcy proceedings. This will boost the power of the Bankruptcy Court system. A Question of…
  • May 19

    Too Poor To File For Bankruptcy?

    Too Poor To File For Bankruptcy?
    In the past, people who were struggling financially had the option of filing for bankruptcy under Chapter 7. While this option still exists, the increased costs of filing for bankruptcy has effectively removed this option from truly poor…
Rank this Week: 2746

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Wisconsin Estate Planning

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

http://blog.tesarlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3441

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 9

    New Oklahoma House Bill 1965 Brings Changes to Texting and Driving Law

    New Oklahoma House Bill 1965 Brings Changes to Texting and Driving Law
    On November 1st, new changes will go into effect regarding Oklahoma’s texting while driving laws, and this article highlights the incoming changes and other information you need to know before the bill becomes law. Legal Changes…
  • Jun 2

    Oklahoma Motorcycle Laws [Infographic]

    Oklahoma Motorcycle Laws [Infographic]
    Read more on our Oklahoma Motorcycle Laws FAQ blog! The post Oklahoma Motorcycle Laws [Infographic] appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 2195

PVW Estate Planning, Business…

PVW Estate Planning, Business Succession Planning & Asset Protection Planning Blog

Covers current issues affecting and strategies regarding estate, business succession, and asset protection planning. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwestateplanning.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2674

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
  • Jun 29

    First Case Under RULLCA Highlights Important New Remedy

    First Case Under RULLCA Highlights Important New Remedy
    The following is a guest blog post by Michael J. Thomas, a solo practitioner and founder of Creative Vision Legal, a Bay Area law firm offering legal services tailored to artists, musicians, and small business owners.  Finally,…
  • Jun 26

    2 Reasons to Go for Defendant’s Default

    2 Reasons to Go for Defendant’s Default
    A default occurs when a defendant served with a complaint doesn’t file the appropriate response within the time allowed. CCP §§585–586. After a defendant is in default, a plaintiff may file a request for entry of default…
  • Jun 24

    Trial Logistics: 4 Things to Set Up Before Heading to Court

    Trial Logistics: 4 Things to Set Up Before Heading to Court
    Any trial strategy should incorporate the mundane. Not only must you get to court on time, but everything you need to try the case also has to be there, at your fingertips. Here are four things you should consider and arrange for before you…
Rank this Week: 1244

Estate Planning Attorney Blog

Estate Planning Attorney Blog

Covers probate, estate planning, business formation and business law. By Deemer Law Group, P.C.

http://www.estateplanningattorney-blog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Asset Protection (Part 2)

    Asset Protection (Part 2)
    In Part 1, we started discussing automobile insurance to protect your assets from an accident vehicles.  Now we will flip the coin and explore how higher limits on your automobile policy also provides better protection for you and your…
  • Jun 22

    Asset Protection (Part 1)

    Asset Protection (Part 1)
    People try not to think about the risks and dangers in life, and their risk of losing their assets.  There are many things that can happen that would put your assets at risk, many of which can be caused by others through no fault of your…
  • May 31

    Power of Attorney / Certificate of Trust

    Power of Attorney / Certificate of Trust
    After you establish an estate plan, you will likely have two documents that others may need to rely on.  The first is the Power of Attorney and the second is a Certificate of Trust.  Both of these documents need to be relied upon by…
Rank this Week: 2104

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: 225

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/
  • Jun 29

    Minimizing Taxes With a Business Succession Plan

    Minimizing Taxes With a Business Succession Plan
    All business owners should make a plan for transferring their business.  At some point you may want to retire, or you may just want to be sure that your business continues after your death.  No doubt, you have expended significant…
  • Jun 29

    Free Report: Which Arkansas Business Entity Saves the Most on Taxes?

    Free Report: Which Arkansas Business Entity Saves the Most on Taxes?
    There are many ways to organize your new business. The type of business entity you choose will come with its own tax consequences and sources of legal liability. Common types of business entities include: sole proprietorships, partnerships,…
  • Jun 25

    When Can I Access My IRA?

    When Can I Access My IRA?
    While you can technically withdraw from your IRA at any time, the question is, do you want to incur a penalty for doing so?  The government charges penalties for early withdrawals from IRAs in order to discourage us from depleting them…
Rank this Week: 2652

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

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

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4775

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Jun 29

    Turning Cancellations into Client

    Turning Cancellations into Client
    If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me the best way to handle appointment cancellation calls, I’d be a rich woman. So, I thought I’d take this opportunity to talk about some tried and true ways to handle the inevitable.…
  • Jun 26

    You Asked, We Listened: Top 9 FAQ About the Academy’s Strategic Planning Webinar

    You Asked, We Listened: Top 9 FAQ About the Academy’s Strategic Planning Webinar
    As we get closer to the Academy’s Strategic Planning webinar on July 16 at 2pm PT (5pm ET), I have received quite a few questions about what you can expect from this webinar. I’m here to answer all your questions! I’m not an…
  • Jun 24

    Is Your Firm’s Credibility in Question?

    Is Your Firm’s Credibility in Question?
    To be a successful seminar marketer in todays ever increasingly connected marketplace, ensuring your firm’s basic online information is accurate and up-to-date is critical. In fact: 50% of all mobile searches are conducted in hopes of…
Rank this Week: 3629

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Jun 28

    Why Is a Living Trust Better Than a Power of Attorney?

    Why Is a Living Trust Better Than a Power of Attorney?
    Everyone is aware of the fact that you have to take care of things that will happen after you pass away when you plan your estate. At the same time, you should also think about the period of time that would logically precede your passing.…
  • Jun 26

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

    What Is the Difference Between an Inheritance Tax and an Estate Tax?
    You should educate yourself about taxation when you are devising your estate plan. People sometimes have misconceptions, and we will provide clarity in this blog post. Federal Estate Tax There is an estate tax on the federal level. We…
  • Jun 24

    Can I Give Away My Assets to Qualify for Medi-Cal?

    Can I Give Away My Assets to Qualify for Medi-Cal?
    Many older Americans will someday need help with their activities of daily living, and long-term care is very expensive. Many older Californians ultimately try to qualify for Medi-Cal coverage, because Medicare does not pay for long-term…
Rank this Week: 2676

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Jun 28

    The Problem with IRA

    The Problem with IRA
                IRAs, or any retirement accounts really, have always been a problem when it comes to long term care.  They are a great vehicle for accumulating wealth.  You can put…
  • Jun 22

    How to Self Insure for Long Term Care (Part 2)

    How to Self Insure for Long Term Care (Part 2)
                Last week I was telling you about using your own money, what we call legacy assets, to self-insure for long term care.  This week I’ll walk you through an example…
  • Jun 14

    How to Self-Insure for Long Term Care (Part 1)

    How to Self-Insure for Long Term Care (Part 1)
                It seems that every year we receive more calls from our clients who have long term care insurance but are struggling with the decision about whether to keep it in the face of…
Rank this Week: 2083

KYEstates.com

KYEstates.com

A Kentucky-based conversation on trust & estates law. By Carter Ruml.

http://kyestates.com
  • Jun 28

    Avoiding Probate: Myths and Realitie

    Avoiding Probate: Myths and Realitie
    Many clients I work with have done a little bit of research about estate administration before we meet.  Often, they are surprisingly focused on “avoiding probate.” This is such a common part of the client mind map that I…
  • Jun 14

    Regional Economic Risk and Your Personal “Plan B”

    Regional Economic Risk and Your Personal “Plan B”
    Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about what a “Corporate Event” at Humana might mean for Louisville. A rosy analysis I’ve heard suggests that Aetna might buy Humana, and then move its headquarters here. We’d…
  • Jun 7

    Managing Risk: Inheritance Strategies for the Upper Middle Cla

    Managing Risk: Inheritance Strategies for the Upper Middle Cla
    Several months ago I read Cut Adrift: Families in Insecure Times by Marianne Cooper, a Stanford sociologist. Cooper’s chapters on the extremely professionally successful upper middle class and their project of “doing…
Rank this Week: 5030

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/
  • Jun 28

    We're applying to be administrators of an estate. Do we need a lawyer?

    We're applying to be administrators of an estate. Do we need a lawyer?
    I received an interesting question recently from a reader asking about applying for letters of administration. Anyone out there who is in a similar position should take a look at the following question and answer: "My husband's uncle…
  • Jun 26

    Court Removes “Ill-Mannered” Administrator, Sanctions Him With Special Cost

    Court Removes “Ill-Mannered” Administrator, Sanctions Him With Special Cost
    I sure get a lot of questions from readers about executors. Sometimes readers tell me that the executor they are dealing with is hostile or unreasonable. Well, you haven't seen anything yet.  Recently the court in BC had to deal with an…
  • Jun 12

    I'm away for a week

    I'm away for a week
    Dear friends, I'll be gone all next week and won't be posting. I'm off to Alberta for my daughter's university convocation. That's her in the photo. We now have a criminologist in the family! See you all when I get back. Love, proud Mom
Rank this Week: 1052

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/
  • Jun 28

    Easy Guide to the U.S. Flag Code

    Easy Guide to the U.S. Flag Code
    Most of us learned growing up that during the Pledge of Allegiance we’re supposed to stand at attention facing the American flag with our right hands over our hearts. Persons in official uniform render military salutes. Hats should be…
  • Jun 22

    Second Community Association Bill Signed into Law

    Second Community Association Bill Signed into Law
    House Bill 511 “Credit Unions/Statutory changes” (with a full title of “An Act to Make Various Statutory Changes Related to Credit Unions”) was ratified by the North Carolina General Assembly on June 10, 2015, and…
  • Jun 4

    First NC Community Association Bill Signed into Law

    First NC Community Association Bill Signed into Law
    House Bill 513 “Real Property/Technical Corrections” (with a long title of “An Act to Make Technical Corrections and Other Conforming Changes to the General Statutes Concerning Real Property”) was ratified by the North…
Rank this Week: 1168

Estateography

Estateography

By Alvi Aggarwal.

http://www.estateography.com/
  • Jun 28

    Legacy Letters And Ethical Will

    Legacy Letters And Ethical Will
    Across history and cultures, people have been writing letters to descendants to share wisdom, preserve traditions, record family history, explain, and inspire. These letters have been called different things, but today they're most commonly…
  • Jun 21

    Who Should I Name As My Executor?

    Who Should I Name As My Executor?
    Your executor will be responsible for dealing with your probate estate (i.e., the assets passing under your will) after your death. An executor’s responsibilities include things like finding and inventorying your assets (including the…
  • Apr 12

    Whether to Qualify as Executor or Administrator of a Virginia Estate

    Whether to Qualify as Executor or Administrator of a Virginia Estate
    When a person dies and has an estate that needs administration, a person has to qualify before the clerk of the court before he/she can do that administering. Being named in the will is not enough. Qualification is the process that gives a…
Rank this Week: 3838

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/
  • Jun 28

    What Does Section 155 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act Really Mean?

    What Does Section 155 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act Really Mean?
    Does section 155 (1)(a) of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act permit an executor or administrator to distribute an estate within 210 days of a grant of probate or letters of administration with will annexed without the consent of a…
  • Jun 20

    Leah Schurian Joins Sabey Rule LLP

    Leah Schurian Joins Sabey Rule LLP
    I am pleased to write that Leah Schurian has joined our firm.While I write frequently about estate disputes, Leah is focused on avoiding disputes through good planning, including estate and business planning. Good planning also…
  • Jun 7

    Limitation Period for Contesting the Validity of a Will

    Limitation Period for Contesting the Validity of a Will
    What is the limitation period for bringing a claim in British Columbia for contesting the validity of a will under the new Limitation Act?Perhaps the Limitation Act, SBC 2012, c. 13, is not that new anymore, having come into effect over two…
Rank this Week: 437

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/
  • Jun 27

    Association Master Trusts: De Facto Trustee

    Association Master Trusts: De Facto Trustee
    According to court filings, the reorganization plans for the Wisconsin Master Trust and California Master Trust each seek to eliminate ‘de facto trustee’ relationships that allowed the respective associations’ executives to…
  • Jun 21

    Transparency:The Curious Case of the Missouri Funeral Trust

    Transparency:The Curious Case of the Missouri Funeral Trust
    In his final report to the court, the Wisconsin Master Trust receiver proposed a new trust agreement that is intended to provide “transparency, accountability, oversight and prudence”.   Similarly, the California…
  • Jun 14

    State Master Trusts: Plans of Reorganization

    State Master Trusts: Plans of Reorganization
    Two of the country’s largest association ran master trusts now have pending plans of reorganization.  On May 14th, the receiver appointed for the Wisconsin Master Trust filed a Final Report that outlined to a court his…
Rank this Week: 1475

John R. Vermillion & Associates,…

John R. Vermillion & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.vermillionlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jun 27

    Can a Living Trust Provide Spendthrift Protections?

    Can a Living Trust Provide Spendthrift Protections?
    A living trust is an estate planning tool that can provide numerous different benefits that you would not receive if you use a last will as the centerpiece of your estate plan. For one thing, if you use a will, you would be leaving lump sum…
  • Jun 25

    Aging Parents and Nursing Home Cost

    Aging Parents and Nursing Home Cost
    Nursing home costs can be a source of concern if you are an adult with parents who are getting on in years. In fact, the majority of elders will someday need help with their activities of daily living, and it is very expensive. The median…
  • Jun 23

    What Are the Top Three Estate Planning Priorities?

    What Are the Top Three Estate Planning Priorities?
    Sometimes you make assumptions with regard to the things that are important to people, but in the real world, you find that your assumptions are mistaken. This can enter the picture when it comes to estate planning. A recent article in Forbes…
Rank this Week: 2650

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Asset Protection for Illinois Homes and Life Insurance

    Asset Protection for Illinois Homes and Life Insurance
    Illinois laws provide asset protection for homes and life insurance policies. The protection provided to a home, whether it is a house, a condominium or other form of primary residence, is $15,000 per individual. The protection provided for…
  • Jun 20

    Illinois Asset Protection Planning

    Illinois Asset Protection Planning
    In his article, When is it Too Late for Asset Protection?, Attorney Robert Mintz discusses the pitfalls of asset protection planning. He points out that states, including Illinois, have fraudulent transfer laws. These laws prohibit an…
  • Jun 12

    Illinois Tenancy by the Entirety

    Illinois Tenancy by the Entirety
    If you live in Illinois, you are married and you own your home, it is worth becoming familiar with the meaning of holding title to your home in the form of a tenancy by the entirety. A tenancy by the entirety differs in several important…
Rank this Week: 4345

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/
  • Jun 27

    Kansas Governmental Agencies Tackle Elder Abuse / Overland Park, KS

    Kansas Governmental Agencies Tackle Elder Abuse / Overland Park, KS
    We all know someone who has gotten older ... and more vulnerable. They cannot, see, hear and process information like they did in their prime. Given enough birthdays, we all may experience what that is like.
  • Jun 26

    Warning: Caring Grandparents Targeted by Scammers!

    Warning: Caring Grandparents Targeted by Scammers!
    Question: Have you received those emails supposedly from friends or family members stranded overseas who need funds wired ASAP? The first one I opened caught my attention, because I recognized the name of the person in distress.
  • Jun 25

    "Life Estate" Planning for Your Home / Overland Park, KS

    "Life Estate" Planning for Your Home / Overland Park, KS
    An old estate planning tool is being rediscovered and deployed by estate planning and elder law attorneys. In fact, more folks seem to be using this tool to protect their family homes future creditors, maybe even Medicaid estate recovery, as…
Rank this Week: 4868

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/
  • Jun 26

    Is a Promise to Leave Your Estate to Someone Legally Enforceable?

    Is a Promise to Leave Your Estate to Someone Legally Enforceable?
    A probate court in New York recently addressed an unusual will contest. An 82-year-old Roman Catholic nun died in 2012, leaving a surprisingly large estate worth over $2 million, the product of a 1982 personal injury settlement. The sister…
  • Jun 25

    Dealing With Break Ups in Your Estate Plan

    Dealing With Break Ups in Your Estate Plan
    Estate planning is often a snapshot of your life at a particular moment. The beneficiaries or agents named in your will and other estate planning documents reflects your relationships at that point in time. And as those relationships change,…
  • Jun 17

    Distinguishing Marital and Separate Assets in Estate Planning

    Distinguishing Marital and Separate Assets in Estate Planning
    In making an estate plan, it is important to make a complete list of all assets you own. This is especially helpful to your future executor or trustee, who will be responsible for marshaling your assets after your death and distributing them…
Rank this Week: 1518

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    The Perils of Pro Bono

    The Perils of Pro Bono
    When an attorney is representing a client in court, certain items are sometime best left unspoken. Katzenstein v. Chabad of Poway (2015), ___ Cal.App.4th ___In this case, the decedent had originally named his trust as the beneficiary of two…
  • Jun 18

    Attorney Fee

    Attorney Fee
    Occasionally a party will represent themselves in a probate matter. "Pro per" is the term used to describe a self-represented party. For example, an heir could challenge the validity of a will by arguing that the testator lacked capacity to…
  • Jun 5

    Why Write a Trust and Will?

    Why Write a Trust and Will?
    Clients commonly ask, "why should I write a trust and a will?" Their rationale is that both are testamentary instruments which dispose of their property when they pass away. So if one is written, this eliminates the need to write the other…
Rank this Week: 861

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Can I Use a Power of Attorney for Social Security?

    Can I Use a Power of Attorney for Social Security?
    A power of attorney is one of the most commonly used legal documents, primarily because of its many uses. The concept behind a power of attorney, or POA, is simple. A Principal grants an Agent the authority to act on behalf of the Principal…
  • Jun 19

    My Grandmother Just Died and Appointed Me the Executor of Her Estate? What Do I Do Now?

    My Grandmother Just Died and Appointed Me the Executor of Her Estate? What Do I Do Now?
    Probate is the legal process that typically follows the death of an individual. If the decedent left behind a valid Last Will and Testament the individual named as the Executor in the Will is who will oversee the probate of the estate. For a…
  • Jun 16

    My Spouse and I Are Healthy. Do We Still Need Medicaid Planning?

    My Spouse and I Are Healthy. Do We Still Need Medicaid Planning?
    You may have heard friends, relatives, or co-workers discussing the need to include Medicaid planning in a comprehensive estate plan yet wondered why you would need Medicaid planning if you and your spouse are healthy. When you are still…
Rank this Week: 2659

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/
Rank this Week: 2336

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.connecticutestateplanningattorneysblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    5 Ways to Deliver Healthy Meals to Senior

    5 Ways to Deliver Healthy Meals to Senior
    Miss the days when you could take Mom or Dad out to a restaurant for a great meal? Now that they’re homebound, those days are over. Even if they are still mobile –  shopping, cooking and cleaning up are often just too much to…
  • Jun 25

    What You Should Know About Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

    What You Should Know About Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
    By Claudia W. Englisby The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. While these two…
  • Jun 18

    10 Signs of Alzheimer’

    10 Signs of Alzheimer’
    When we get to a certain age, we sometimes experience what is jokingly referred to as a “senior moment.” We forget a name, miss an appointment or overlook a bill. But if forgetfulness or confusion starts to seriously interfere…
Rank this Week: 2088

Estate Planning & Probate 411

Estate Planning & Probate 411

Covers California probate, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, incapacity and related topics. By Helene P. Dreyer Koch.

http://indianwellsestateplanningattorney.com/
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court Upholds Same Sex Marriage

    Supreme Court Upholds Same Sex Marriage
    In a landmark decision issued June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court has upheld the right of same sex couples to marry in the United States. My fellow members at Wealth Counsel issued a succinct summary of this ruling ……
  • Jan 15

    Remember: Update Insurance Policies When You Put Property In Your Trust

    Remember: Update Insurance Policies When You Put Property In Your Trust
    Keep Your Real Estate Titled to Your Trust. Good planning includes having a Trust and keeping your major assets titled to yourselves as Trustees of the Trust.  (This does not apply to retirement account assets.)  Failing to maintain…
  • Apr 10

    Dangers of Do It Yourself Wills and Trust

    Dangers of Do It Yourself Wills and Trust
    In a previous post, I discussed An Example of What Can Go Wrong When You Make Your Own Will, as well as an article, Consumer Reports: Write Your Own Will? We tested 3 software products that claim to help you … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 2765

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • 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…
  • Jun 12

    When a Revocable Living Trust Collides With Guardianship Court

    When a Revocable Living Trust Collides With Guardianship Court
    Revocable Living Trusts are planned with the intention of keeping the family out of court. If this intent fails, courts have alarming powers to interfere with your plan. The recent case of Rene v. Sykes-Kennedy illustrates this point. In…
  • May 29

    Guardianship and You: Keeping the “Cockroaches” Out of Your Estate Plan

    Guardianship and You: Keeping the “Cockroaches” Out of Your Estate Plan
    Recently, there has been a lot of buzz around the need to fix the rules governing “professional guardians” (i.e., persons who have been appointed guardian over three or more legally incapacitated individuals) in order to…
Rank this Week: 4119

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Jun 12

    When a Revocable Living Trust Collides With Guardianship Court

    When a Revocable Living Trust Collides With Guardianship Court
    Revocable Living Trusts are planned with the intention of keeping the family out of court. If this intent fails, courts have alarming powers to interfere with your plan. The recent case of Rene v. Sykes-Kennedy illustrates this point. In…
  • May 29

    Guardianship and You: Keeping the “Cockroaches” Out of Your Estate Plan

    Guardianship and You: Keeping the “Cockroaches” Out of Your Estate Plan
    Recently, there has been a lot of buzz around the need to fix the rules governing “professional guardians” (i.e., persons who have been appointed guardian over three or more legally incapacitated individuals) in order to…
Rank this Week: 3368

Florida Elder Law and Estate…

Florida Elder Law and Estate Planning

Provides news and views on current topics in elder law, estate planning, wills and trusts, caregiver issues, probate and estate administration, Medicaid and Veterans benefits, other issues of importance to seniors and their families. By Joseph S. Karp.

http://karplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Good reverse mortgage news, but caution still advised

    Good reverse mortgage news, but caution still advised
    In my September 2014 post I shared the good news: When the borrower of a HECM reverse mortgage passed away, the non-borrower spouse would no longer be required to pay off the loan in full. This eliminated the threat of foreclosure for…
  • Jun 22

    Couple's estate plan left everything to America - a Fourth of July story

    Couple's estate plan left everything to America - a Fourth of July story
    With Independence Day around the corner, it's fitting to pass along this article I recently read. The story's central figure did not give his life for America, but evidently, felt American gave life to him. Peter Petrasek fled Nazi-occupied…
  • Jun 17

    New Florida law to help curb elder guardianship abuse

    New Florida law to help curb elder guardianship abuse
    In last month's post I told you about the flaws in Florida's elder guardianship system that have been exposed by recent investigative reports. While most court-appointed guardians of incapacitated older people try to do the right thing, there…
Rank this Week: 4565

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: 3024

Long Island Estate Planning…

Long Island Estate Planning Questions & Answers

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

http://longislandestatesattorney.com/faqs/
Rank this Week: 3686

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
  • Jun 26

    When I played high school basketball,…

    When I played high school basketball, being 5’8”, I wasn’t exactly the tallest guy on the team. So I didn’t start, but the coach would insert me into the game at crucial moments because I could handle the ball well and…
  • Jun 19

    Trust and Love

    Trust and Love
    My favorite definition of love is ‘giving someone the power to destroy us and trusting they won’t use it.’ It’s not a coincidence that the word “trust” also refers to a legal document created to hold and…
  • Jun 12

    Who Takes Care of the Kids?

    Who Takes Care of the Kids?
    Parents of young children have it tough. Lack of sleep because of late night diaper changes or feedings, taking care of kids with colds and fevers, and generally running after and caring for dependent young ones exhausts even the heartiest. I…
Rank this Week: 696

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1985

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/
  • Jun 25

    Thinking Single: Women Who Live Long

    Thinking Single: Women Who Live Long
    Women should approach estate planning as if they were single, because they might very well be.
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court on Gay Marriage: Estate Planning Change

    Supreme Court on Gay Marriage: Estate Planning Change
    For those of us with a Supreme Court habit, the end of June is an exciting time. It’s kind of like October baseball, it’s when the big decisions get announced, at the very end of the year’s term. This June, there are two big…
  • Apr 30

    Announcing My E-Book!

    Announcing My E-Book!
    I am very excited to announce that my first book, The Family’s Guide to Wills and Estate Planning, has gotten a new cover, a new title, and a new life as an e-book available for free at my website to anyone who would like it. For…
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