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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Feb 13

    Estate Basis Reporting Deadline Delayed By IRS

    Estate Basis Reporting Deadline Delayed By IRS
    The deadline for reporting the basis of property distributed from a decedent’s estate has once again been delayed by the IRS. “Notice 2016-19 provides that statements required under section 6035 of the tax code, regarding the basis of…
  • Feb 13

    Love And Hate Off The 18th Green

    Love And Hate Off The 18th Green
    A battle between spouses is playing out along the manicured fairways and greens of the St. Louis Country Club as a wealthy family fights among themselves over a sizable inheritance. The trouble stems from a dispute over the use of...
  • Feb 13

    CLE On Advanced Estate Planning Strategie

    CLE On Advanced Estate Planning Strategie
    The State Bar of Texas is presenting a CLE entitled, Advanced Estate Planning Strategies 2016, which will take place on April 28-29, 2016 at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Provided below are some details of...
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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/
  • Feb 12

    Can Your Children Handle an Inheritance?

    Can Your Children Handle an Inheritance?
    A family business presents unique estate planning challenges. You may want your children to share equally in your overall estate, but at the same time, your children may not be equally capable or invested in your business. It is also…
  • Feb 6

    How a California Power of Attorney Work

    How a California Power of Attorney Work
    A power of attorney is a document authorizing someone to act on your behalf with respect to financial and contractual matters. Among other acts, a person holding your power of attorney may sell your house, write checks from your bank account,…
  • Feb 5

    How the Estate Tax Will Work in 2016

    How the Estate Tax Will Work in 2016
    The new year is a good opportunity to reconsider your estate planning needs. You should periodically review, and if necessary revise, your will, trust, and other estate planning documents such as a durable power of attorney, to keep your…
Rank this Week: 876

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    2016 CHANGES TO AID AND ATTENDANCE BENEFITS ELIGIBILITY

    2016 CHANGES TO AID AND ATTENDANCE BENEFITS ELIGIBILITY
    Unknown to many veterans, the Veteran's Administration (VA) offers a pension benefit, known as “Aid and Attendance,” to low-income veterans (or their spouses) who are in nursing homes or who need help at home with everyday tasks…
  • Feb 12

    POTENTIAL PITFALLS OF PAY-ON-DEATH ACCOUNTS

    POTENTIAL PITFALLS OF PAY-ON-DEATH ACCOUNTS
    It is not uncommon to hear an individual refer to a “Pay-On-Death” (“POD”) account as a poor individual’s version of a Will. The reason being is that upon the death of the account owner the account assets pass…
  • Feb 9

    PREPARING FOR YOUR ESTATE PLANNING MEETING

    PREPARING FOR YOUR ESTATE PLANNING MEETING
    Many individuals become overwhelmed with the decisions that they need to make when preparing or updating their estate planning documents. The purpose of this list is to help you analytically consider all the questions and issues that must be…
Rank this Week: 1209

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: 4920

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/
  • Feb 12

    Legal Links – February 12, 2016

    Legal Links – February 12, 2016
    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. The People Vs. O. J. Simpson. One of the first…
  • Feb 12

    How Important is Farming in Lancaster County?

    How Important is Farming in Lancaster County?
    Farming is more important to the economy of Lancaster County and Pennsylvania than you may imagine.  At the February 11 Ag Issues Forum, presented by the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mike Peachey and Lisa Riggs…
  • Feb 11

    Reflections on Leadership Lancaster – Part Two

    Reflections on Leadership Lancaster – Part Two
    As a proud member of the Leadership Lancaster Core Class of 2016, I will be posting periodic updates of my experiences in the program. Learn more about Leadership Lancaster at www.leadershiplancaster.org or feel free to contact me directly…
Rank this Week: 873

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/
Rank this Week: 818

John R. Vermillion & Associates,…

John R. Vermillion & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.vermillionlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Feb 12

    Incapacity Planning FAQ: What Is the Correct Power of Attorney?

    Incapacity Planning FAQ: What Is the Correct Power of Attorney?
    A comprehensive, properly constructed estate plan will account for end-of-life issues. While incapacity planning can seem like something that happens to a limited number of people, when you examine the facts, see that a very significant…
  • Feb 9

    Why Would a Young Adult Need an Estate Plan?

    Why Would a Young Adult Need an Estate Plan?
    Estate planning can seem like a subject that is only relevant to senior citizens. Obviously, the matter is going to be more pressing when you reach an advanced age. At the same time, if you think about it pragmatically, you will probably come…
  • Feb 6

    Estate Tax Parameters Are Not Etched in Stone

    Estate Tax Parameters Are Not Etched in Stone
    The federal estate tax looms large for high net worth families. This death tax carries a top rate of 40 percent, so we are talking about a significant piece of your legacy. The good news is that most people are not exposed to the federal…
Rank this Week: 1463

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: 3458

Nevada Trust Reporter

Nevada Trust Reporter

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

http://blog.trustprovident.com/
  • Feb 12

    Phone Scams To Watch Out For In 2016

    Phone Scams To Watch Out For In 2016
    Phone Scams Continue to be a Serious Threat, Remain on IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for the 2016 Filing Season http://ow.ly/Y501a
  • Feb 9

    Have you checked out our #February Newsl

    Have you checked out our #February Newsl
    Have you checked out our #February Newsletter? Get updated on Provident’s news and updates! http://conta.cc/1SPEMka http://ow.ly/i/gvkQk
  • Feb 8

    The February Newsletter is Out!

    The February Newsletter is Out!
    Have you checked out our February Newsletter? Get updated on Provident’s news and updates! http://conta.cc/1SPEMka
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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/
  • Feb 12

    How to Challenge a Pay-On-Death Designation or “Will Substitute” in Florida

    How to Challenge a Pay-On-Death Designation or “Will Substitute” in Florida
    The law of undue influence in Florida is not limited to will contests alone. Trusts, beneficiary designations and any other testamentary instruct can be challenged under the reasoning and logic of the seminal Florida Supreme Court case of…
  • Feb 12

    Final Judgment Merges And Disposes Of All Interlocutory Order

    Final Judgment Merges And Disposes Of All Interlocutory Order
    Although it may be common knowledge to practitioners, many forget that interlocutory orders—those orders, decrees, or judgments entered at an intermediate stage of the litigation—are merged in, and disposed of, when the Court…
  • Feb 8

    Federal Interpleader Case Involving Slayer Statute Dismissed

    Federal Interpleader Case Involving Slayer Statute Dismissed
    Normally, a federal court is required to proceed with a case in which it has jurisdiction.  Actions for declaratory relief, however, are treated differently, and the federal court has wide discretion to accept the controversy.…
Rank this Week: 2380

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Feb 12

    Thoughts on How to Pick Your Local Judge

    Thoughts on How to Pick Your Local Judge
    This is a short article reflecting on how I think about local elections. Specifically, it is my attempt to take my Christian worldview and translate that into a guide for deciding which local politicians I will support. The point of this is…
  • Feb 11

    Takeaways from UALR Bowen’s Legal Hackathon

    Takeaways from UALR Bowen’s Legal Hackathon
    Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of helping with Bowen Law School’s Legal Innovation Hackathon. (Go here for details.) I was there as a lawyer-advisor, I guess—tasked with helping the teams answer any legal questions they might…
  • Feb 10

    What is Probable Cause for an Arrest in Arkansas?

    What is Probable Cause for an Arrest in Arkansas?
    We all hear the term “probable cause” every time we watch Law and Order or any of our favorite crime shows. But what does it really mean? Probable cause is the major line in the sand of criminal law. It is how a Little Rock…
Rank this Week: 1584

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

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

http://www.texaswillsandtrustslaw.com
  • Feb 12

    End of Life Care: What Would Your Doctor Do?

    End of Life Care: What Would Your Doctor Do?
    The Directive to Physicians, or Living Will, is the document that allows you to specify what life sustaining treatments should be administered or withheld if you are diagnosed with a terminal or irreversible condition. Signing this document…
  • Feb 1

    The Dangers of DIY Estate Planning

    The Dangers of DIY Estate Planning
    We are a nation of do-it-yourselfers. Nowhere is that fact more evident than in our local Home Depot or Lowe’s stores. If we need new flooring, we take a class to learn how to install tile or hardwoods. If we need a room painted, there…
  • Jan 22

    Can I Make a Will if I am Physically Incapable of Signing a Document?

    Can I Make a Will if I am Physically Incapable of Signing a Document?
    A Will is an important document. It allows you to specify how and to whom you property is distributed when you die. To be valid, certain formalities must be followed. For example, if you want to create a holographic Will, it should be…
Rank this Week: 1681

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Feb 12

    Preparing for “When”, Not “If”: Protecting Yourself From Online Hacker

    Preparing for “When”, Not “If”: Protecting Yourself From Online Hacker
    As another Academy team member discovers they have been hacked and have an unknown router connected to their network, we wonder what safeguards we should be taking to prevent it from happening to us. Sadly, you can’t prevent it, but…
  • Feb 10

    Planning for Alternative Familie

    Planning for Alternative Familie
    Planning for alternative families is more important than planning for traditional families. While planning improves the outcomes for all families, it is simply crucial for alternative families. This leads one to ask the simple question: Why?…
  • Feb 8

    Medicare Now Pays for End-of-Life Talks: the FACTS

    Medicare Now Pays for End-of-Life Talks: the FACTS
    You may not know it, but you help your clients do Advance Care Planning (ACP). ACP is medical jargon for discussing end-of-life health care wishes and creating advance directives (Health Care POAs, Living Wills, HIPAA Releases, etc.).…
Rank this Week: 3651

New York Estate Planning Lawyer…

New York Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    UNDERSTANDING CELEBRITY BONDS

    UNDERSTANDING CELEBRITY BONDS
    DAVID BOWIE BONDS         As the world learned, David Bowie passed away on January 10, 2016.  Mr. Bowie was always on the leading edge of creativity, an advocate for meaningful social change and a…
  • Feb 9

    DEAD IN ABSENTIA LAWS

    DEAD IN ABSENTIA LAWS
    LEGALLY DEAD BUT STILL ALIVE New York like every other state in the nation has a law to deal with people who go missing and are presumed dead. Most states follow the common law time of seven years, although New York has a three year…
  • Feb 6

    FEDERAL COURT EXCEPTION TO PROBATE JURISDICTION

    FEDERAL COURT EXCEPTION TO PROBATE JURISDICTION
    FEDERAL COURTS ARE COURTS OF LIMITED JURISDICTION There is little question that Federal Courts are courts of limited jurisdiction. If there is neither original jurisdiction, meaning a question of federal law or rights that arise as a…
Rank this Week: 1133

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax…

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax Law Blog

Covers estate planning and tax law. By English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley LLP.

http://www.mykentuckyestateattorney.com/
  • Feb 11

    Sudden wealth is a dream come true if you’re discrete

    Sudden wealth is a dream come true if you’re discrete
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley We all would love a nice windfall of unexpected money. Whether that’s winning the lottery, receiving an inheritance or taking home a fat prize from a TV quiz show, it’s…
  • Jan 15

    Estate documents your heirs need – and where to keep them

    Estate documents your heirs need – and where to keep them
    By Elizabeth J. McKinney, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP When someone dies, there’s lots to do. It’s not quite as hurried as most think it is, but usually, within a week of the funeral, the heirs are starting the…
  • Jan 12

    The IRA gift provision is now permanent

    The IRA gift provision is now permanent
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP Over the past decade, Congress has passed a law – usually at the last minute – that allows for gifts directly from Individual Retirement Accounts to charitable…
Rank this Week: 2357

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

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

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 11

    Gay and Lesbians - Living Will in NJ

    Gay and Lesbians - Living Will in NJ
    Gay and Lesbians - Living Will in NJCompiled by Kenneth VercammenGay & Lesbian clients- additional items to discuss at estate planning interview      In the absence of a Will or other legal arrangement to…
  • Feb 11

    Gay and Lesbian Partners - Problems if No Estate Planning in NJ

    Gay and Lesbian Partners - Problems if No Estate Planning in NJ
    Gay and Lesbian Partners - Problems if No Estate Planning in NJ Gay & Lesbian clients- additional items to discuss at estate planning interview      In the absence of a Will or other legal arrangement to…
  • Feb 11

    Funding the Bequests in NJ

    Funding the Bequests in NJ
    Funding the Bequests in NJWills and trusts often provide for specific gifts of cash ("I give my niece $50,000 if she survives me") or property ("My grandfather clock to my granddaughter Nina") before the balance, or residue, is distributed.…
Rank this Week: 4278

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Covers Social Security disability law and special needs trusts. By Sheri R. Abrams.

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
  • Feb 11

    Beware of Fake Social Security Email

    Beware of Fake Social Security Email
    The Social Security Administration (SSA) and Federal Trade Commission are warning Americans about a scam email with “Get Protected” in the subject line. The email describes new features from the Social Security Administration…
  • Feb 8

    Virginia Disability & Senior Housing Resource Seminar——March 3, 2016

    Virginia Disability & Senior Housing Resource Seminar——March 3, 2016
    Family Support Services at ServiceSource is hosting a Housing Resource Seminar on March 3, 2016 at 11:00 AM. Learn more about what types of housing resources are available in Virginia and start thinking about what type of housing your loved…
  • Feb 4

    January 2016 Newsletter—Social Security Disability & Special Needs Planning New

    January 2016 Newsletter—Social Security Disability & Special Needs Planning New
    Please see the January 2016 Newsletter of Fairfax Virginia Disability and Special Needs Planning Attorney, Sheri Abrams. For Social Security Disability & Special Needs Planning News click  here For more information visit: …
Rank this Week: 4373

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Feb 11

    Controlling your California Trust or Will mediation–Part 2

    Controlling your California Trust or Will mediation–Part 2
    The process of mediation. There is NO such thing as a short mediation. Mediations work because of the time it takes to conduct the negotiations. The longer the process takes, the more likely you are to settle. It is a bit like percolating…
  • Feb 4

    Controlling your California Trust or Will mediation–Part 1

    Controlling your California Trust or Will mediation–Part 1
    The process of mediation. Mediation is a process, a process you can use to reach a successful resolution in your case, but only if you understand how the process works. So many people fail to maximize what they can get out of their case by…
  • Jan 28

    How to Handle Bad Trustees: Damages for Breach of Trust

    How to Handle Bad Trustees: Damages for Breach of Trust
    When a California Trustee breaches his duties of Trust, there can be damages that must be repaid by the Trustee.  However, not every type of damage is available.  For example, there are no “pain and suffering” type…
Rank this Week: 1560

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/
  • Feb 11

    DIY probate kit for Newfoundland and Labrador now available

    DIY probate kit for Newfoundland and Labrador now available
    Here's something that will be of interest to all of you do-it-yourself types. I've prepared a comprehensive kit to be used for anyone who wants to apply for a grant of probate of a will and/or codicil (including a handwritten will) in…
  • Feb 10

    If the executor is also a lawyer, can he ramp up legal fees defending his executor fee?

    If the executor is also a lawyer, can he ramp up legal fees defending his executor fee?
    After reading my earlier post about lawyers charging both executor fees and legal fees on one estate, a reader emailed me with the following note, suggesting that it might be an interesting blog topic. I agree! "What happens in a…
  • Feb 9

    Our new sign is up!

    Our new sign is up!
    We have our new sign up above our office door! This should make it easier for the people trying to find us for seminars in the evening. I love the fact that our office is street level, with free parking right in front, and windows that really…
Rank this Week: 834

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
  • Feb 11

    DUI Defense Attorneys in Ft. Thoma

    DUI Defense Attorneys in Ft. Thoma
    Everyone knows that if a driver’s Blood Alcohol Concentration is .08% the driver is considered guilty of DUI/DWI. Except that formula is too simple, and does not illustrate the variations in the rule. DUI Defense Attorneys in Ft. Thomas…
  • Feb 1

    Divorce Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Divorce Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    The arguments, harsh words, and lack of respect from each spouse toward the other have finally led to the decision to get a divorce. Experienced divorce attorneys, such as Fessler, Schneider, & Grimme, will help you to move beyond the…
  • Jan 22

    Custody Attorneys in Northern Kentucky

    Custody Attorneys in Northern Kentucky
    Child custody is a complex issue that includes where the child lives, who gives the child protection, care, education, and financial support.   Custody does not become finally resolved until the child is grown, not attending school,…
Rank this Week: 2942

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: 1459

Walker Lambe

Walker Lambe

Covers North Carolina elder law and estate planning.

http://www.organizeyourassets.com/blog/
  • Feb 11

    Can’t I Just Save Money by Using a DIY Will?

    Can’t I Just Save Money by Using a DIY Will?
    Like most people, you probably understand how important it is to have a comprehensive estate plan in place; however, you may not have gotten around to creating one despite knowing how important it is to have one. Is so, you are hardly alone.…
  • Feb 9

    North Carolina May Have to Repay $20 Million in Medicaid Reimbursement

    North Carolina May Have to Repay $20 Million in Medicaid Reimbursement
    According to recent news reports, the State of North Carolina may have to repay a stagegering $20 million in Medicaid reimbursements because of a retroactive rule change. For those of you who question the amount of money spent on Medicaid to…
  • Feb 4

    How to Find the Right Estate Planning Attorney

    How to Find the Right Estate Planning Attorney
    If you have yet to take the time to create your estate plan, you need to make the time to do so. Despite understanding the importance of estate planning, over half of all Americans do not have an estate plan in place. A comprehensive estate…
Rank this Week: 3647

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Feb 10

    Have You Considered Child Guardianship?

    Have You Considered Child Guardianship?
    When you are in high school, clearly, you are growing up, and you are not necessarily going to be extraordinarily mature. Some people grow up more quickly than others, but there are different stages of life that are inevitable. Once you enter…
  • Feb 8

    A Look at Three Advanced Estate Planning Technique

    A Look at Three Advanced Estate Planning Technique
    To many people, the whole process of estate planning boils down to the statement of your final wishes in a last will. In reality, a will could suffice under very simple circumstances, but in many cases, more advanced estate planning…
  • Jan 28

    Can Assets in a Living Trust Impact Medicaid Eligibility?

    Can Assets in a Living Trust Impact Medicaid Eligibility?
    There are a number of very useful things that can be accomplished through the creation of a revocable living trust. Assets in this type of trust can be distributed outside of probate, and this is one advantage. Secondly, you can include…
Rank this Week: 2799

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 10

    Attending a Court Hearing

    Attending a Court Hearing
    Yolo County Superior CourtTo state the obvious, it is always a prudent maneuver to attend a scheduled court hearing. If for whatever reason the litigant or the litigant's attorney cannot attend the hearing, they should notify the other…
  • Jan 27

    Residuary Clause in a Will

    Residuary Clause in a Will
    An important clause to include in a testamentary document such as a will is a residuary clause. This clause serves as a catch-all for any item that is not specifically distributed in the document. The benefit of including a residuary clause…
  • Jan 14

    People v. Craig

    People v. Craig
    Probate proceedings rarely mushroom into a criminal proceeding. However, in the case of a forged document, a criminal prosecution can arise. Herein lies the story of a forged will and an eventual criminal conviction.People v. Craig, Los…
Rank this Week: 735

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
  • Feb 10

    Cupid’s Arrow Strikes Lover in the Wallet

    Cupid’s Arrow Strikes Lover in the Wallet
    Revenge is a dish best served cold. In a recent case, a disenchanted suitor not only sued to recover gifts he made to his former lover but also reported those gifts to the IRS as income payments! See Diane Blagaich, TC Memo 2016–2.…
  • Feb 8

    Questioning a Witness: Poor Questions Versus Good One

    Questioning a Witness: Poor Questions Versus Good One
    When conducting direct examination, you generally can’t ask leading questions, i.e., ones that suggest a particular answer. Evid C §§764, 767(a)(2). And, of course, you can’t ask objectionable questions. For…
  • Feb 5

    Business Plan Basic

    Business Plan Basic
    Every business should have a plan—from tech start-ups to law firms. The process of creating a document that details the thoughts and ideas of the owners or founders of the business allows for a realistic appraisal of the business’…
Rank this Week: 724

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch…

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch Blog

Illinois attorney blog for estate planning, wills, trusts and probate.

http://www.illinoisestateplan.com/blog
  • Feb 10

    New IRS Form 8971: Basis Reporting for Taxable Estate

    New IRS Form 8971: Basis Reporting for Taxable Estate
    When an individual dies leaving a gross estate (plus past taxable gifts) that exceeds the federal exclusion amount in the year of death ($5.45 million in 2016), a Form 706 Federal Estate Tax Return must be filed. This has long been the law.…
  • Feb 2

    District 211 Class Announcement for March 2016

    District 211 Class Announcement for March 2016
    I will be teaching an adult continuing education class for District 211 covering a broad range of estate planning and estate administration topics. Topics include asset ownership, wills, trusts, probate, trust administration, estate and gift…
  • Jan 21

    New Illinois Laws for 2016, Part 2: Guardianship & Health

    New Illinois Laws for 2016, Part 2: Guardianship & Health
    Last week I introduced six new Illinois laws for 2016 related to probate, trusts and estate planning. This week I will provide short summaries of eight new Illinois laws that relate to guardianship, health care and elder law matters. In all,…
Rank this Week: 1624

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, family, real estate, litigation, business and non-profit planning, and LGBT immigration law.

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Feb 10

    Five Things to Consider When Selecting Your Kids’ Guardian

    Five Things to Consider When Selecting Your Kids’ Guardian
    If you have a child under the age of 18, you should formally designate a legal guardian (or co-guardians) in the event you or your children’s other parent pass away. If you don’t go through the legal process of designating a…
  • Feb 1

    David Bowie’s Will Made Page Six: How to Keep Yours Private

    David Bowie’s Will Made Page Six: How to Keep Yours Private
    The contents of David Bowie’s will were widely reported over the weekend.  Some provisions were “unusual” enough to make the New York Post’s famous gossip section, Page Six. According to reports, $50 million went…
  • Jan 18

    Why it is Critical to Update (or Make!) Your Estate Plan After Divorce

    Why it is Critical to Update (or Make!) Your Estate Plan After Divorce
    A divorce is often an emotionally and financially unsettled time, and, understandably, estate planning may be your last priority when you’re facing the breakup of your marriage. However, once your divorce is final and things have…
Rank this Week: 512

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/
  • Feb 10

    How to deal with an early retirement that was not planned

    How to deal with an early retirement that was not planned
    Although most people plan to work until they reach their full retirement age of 66, or 67 if you were born after 1942, some workers find themselves without work at an age when it is challenging to find another job, and at a time when they…
  • Jan 15

    Understanding the stages of Alzheimer’

    Understanding the stages of Alzheimer’
    Reportedly, over five million Americans are afflicted with Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association has created a checklist of the usual symptoms to help you identify the warning signs. Among these are changes in memory that…
  • Jan 7

    Transportation is an often overlooked but crucial aspect of retirement planning

    Transportation is an often overlooked but crucial aspect of retirement planning
    When people engage in retirement planning, they often fail to think about transportation. They do not consider that a time may come when they will no longer be able to drive themselves, and will have to rely on others to go to doctors’…
Rank this Week: 2029

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Covers New York estate planning, probate, elder law and health care issues. By Dutcher & Zatkowsky.

http://www.dutcher-zatkowsky.com
  • Feb 10

    Ways Couples Can Approach Estate Planning

    Ways Couples Can Approach Estate Planning
    A nationwide survey indicates one in three couples has no life insurance. Nearly half say they would be unprepared financially if their spouse died. An article in USA Today lists five things couples can do to prepare to take care of their…
  • Feb 3

    Don’t Let Emotion Stop Your Planning

    Don’t Let Emotion Stop Your Planning
    Estate planning can be emotional, as it deals with your death. Even when dealing with business estate planning, emotion plays a big role. You are dealing with people who may work for you. Emotions can rise up with a death occurs in a…
  • Jan 27

    Art Is Tricky For Estate Planning

    Art Is Tricky For Estate Planning
    Investors in art are generally encouraged not to invest in art, but to collect it. They are told to buy what they like and not to buy things they hope to increase in worth. Still, financial matters must be considered by collectors, especially…
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Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeestatelawblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    How Much Tennessee Tax Will My Estate Owe After I Die?

    How Much Tennessee Tax Will My Estate Owe After I Die?
    If you are a resident of Tennessee, the amount of state tax your estate will owe, as of January 1, 2016 is: zero. Tennessee’s inheritance tax (known in most states as an “estate tax”) phased out permanently at the start of…
  • Jan 28

    Robin Williams’ Window States She was ‘Forced’ into Estate Battle with His Children

    Robin Williams’ Window States She was ‘Forced’ into Estate Battle with His Children
    According to multiple news reports, Robin Williams’ wife, Susan Williams, stated that she was forced into taking legal action against Robin Williams’ children concerning his estate. She told “Good Morning America” in…
  • Jan 4

    Are your Kids Away at College? Consider Updating your Estate Plan

    Are your Kids Away at College? Consider Updating your Estate Plan
    No one wants to think about leaving their kids and family behind when they pass away, however, if you have the best estate plan possible for your family, then you can make sure they will be well taken care of. When your kids are old enough to…
Rank this Week: 1453

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    How should I deal with the Credit Cards of the Deceased?

    How should I deal with the Credit Cards of the Deceased?
    Avoid probate at all costs. A lot of us have heard it. As an attorney, I’ve certainly said it. When the first spouse passes, assets held jointly become those of the living spouse and avoid probate. Although this is a nice outcome for…
  • Feb 2

    All in the Family

    All in the Family
    Determined to keep the fruits of your hard work in your family forever? Then dynasty trust planning might be worth exploring. Without proper guidance and planning, estate taxes, generation-skipping taxes and gift taxes can significantly…
  • Jan 29

    Un-Traditional IRA Planning

    Un-Traditional IRA Planning
    Many Americans save money in a traditional IRA. If you’re one of them, you have a tax bill coming. Why? Because part of your traditional IRA dollars aresimply a loan from Uncle Sam.While you may not have thought about it, many…
Rank this Week: 2488

Law Matters Blog

Law Matters Blog

Covers Vermont family law and estate planning. By the Law Offices of Bucknam Black Brazil PC.

http://vtlegalhelp.com/our-blog/
  • Feb 9

    Bail Revisited… Again

    Bail Revisited… Again
    Note: Attorney Davis originally wrote this post as a contributor for SCOV Law. Here we are in the depths of bail troubles again. We’ve probably had more segments on bail than there are Harry Potter movies. We’ll call this one:…
  • Jan 21

    My Statutory Prerogative

    My Statutory Prerogative
    Note: this blog was originally written and posted for SCOV Law. Demarest v. Underhill, 2016 VT 10 This case focuses on who gets the responsibility of maintaining an old, rough road in Underhill, Vermont: the Town that has historically…
  • Sep 18

    Vermont’s Star Chamber Blacklists The Poor

    Vermont’s Star Chamber Blacklists The Poor
    Imagine living in a Vermont where you, without any notice, are put on a secret government blacklist so that you are prohibited for life from earning a livelihood in hundreds of occupations. Imagine the only way to be removed from the…
Rank this Week: 1481

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • Feb 8

    What All Realtors Should Know When Representing a Foreign Buyer

    What All Realtors Should Know When Representing a Foreign Buyer
    Recently, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) promulgated new rules which require certain U.S. title insurance companies to identify the natural persons behind companies used to pay “all cash” for…
  • Jan 21

    David Bowie’s Estate Planning Guarantees Empire is Left to His Family

    David Bowie’s Estate Planning Guarantees Empire is Left to His Family
    Legendary rocker David Bowie was as brilliant in his estate planning as he was talented in his artistic ventures. Bowie’s colorful 50-year career encompassed both, a successful musical career and an acting career, which ultimately ended…
  • Jan 4

    New Year, New Estate Planning Tip

    New Year, New Estate Planning Tip
    The New Year is here, but some things may never change. The gym membership is already beginning to look old and your other resolutions have fallen by the wayside. However, one resolution that should be kept is the resolution to keep your…
Rank this Week: 1500

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/
  • Feb 8

    Chase the Blues Away Fundraiser

    Chase the Blues Away Fundraiser
    The Chase Family Foundation is having their 4th Annual Chase the Blues Away Fundraiser. Come celebrate Mardi Gras, Tuesday, February 9, 6:00-10:00 pm, Mermaids, 2217 N. College Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72703. Blues music will be provided by…
  • Jan 12

    Advantages of Gifting

    Advantages of Gifting
    Take Advantage of Gifting to Reduce Your Estate  Compliments of Our Law Firm, Deborah Sexton Law firm Written By: The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys For some of us, one reason we earn money is to provide the extras, the…
  • Jan 7

    Funeral

    Funeral
    Practical Discussions About Funerals  Compliments of Our Law Firm, Deborah Sexton Law Firm Written By: The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys With all of the uncertainty in life, the one common denominator we all share and…
Rank this Week: 2778

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Feb 8

    [VIDEO] Reduce Reckless Driving to Improper Driving

    [VIDEO] Reduce Reckless Driving to Improper Driving
    Find out when it’s possible to have your charge reduced to improper driving. Contact my office so we can have a free consultation and go over all the details. Video Transcription Hi, I’m Andrew Flusche, your Virginia Traffic…
  • Feb 3

    [VIDEO] Can you skip VASAP?

    [VIDEO] Can you skip VASAP?
    Can you put off VASAP or skip it all together? Contact me today about your VA DUI/DWI case. Video Transcription Can you skip VASAP? Hi, I’m Andrew Flusche, your Virginia DUI attorney. A lot of people are trying to figure out if you are…
  • Jan 25

    Will Cars Be Programmed to Kill?

    Will Cars Be Programmed to Kill?
    Like it or not, cars currently drive themselves around the country. Google’s self-driving car is the most ambitious project which has earned lots of press. But any consumer can already buy a Tesla, which has an autopilot feature for…
Rank this Week: 1256

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: 446

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
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Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 7

    IRS Releases Form 8949 - Executors Now Required to Report Basis of Assets When Administering Estate

    IRS Releases Form 8949 - Executors Now Required to Report Basis of Assets When Administering Estate
    For many years the IRS and beneficiaries of estates had a problem figuring out how much gain should be imposed on an inherited asset because the beneficiaries did not know the basis.  The IRS did not like the fact that frequently the…
  • Jan 8

    Do I Need An Attorney To Prepare A Simple Will?

    Do I Need An Attorney To Prepare A Simple Will?
    I occasionally get asked if it is really necessary to hire an attorney to prepare simple estate planning documents.  Usually, the answer is NO, however, I find that once I start asking a few questions, most people really don't need a…
  • Nov 17

    Trouble with Probate

    Trouble with Probate
    Sometimes probate can be a simple process.  Sometimes it can be a royal nightmare... and sometimes it can be an expensive royal nightmare. I'm not sure if it is a sign of the times or just a coincidence, but our office has had numerous…
Rank this Week: 2674

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/
Rank this Week: 586

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/
  • Feb 6

    State Funeral Boards and Oversight Standards: Meaningful Supervision

    State Funeral Boards and Oversight Standards: Meaningful Supervision
    In this past week’s Memorial Business Journal, the NFDA’s general counsel offered insight on the FTC’s guidelines to state supervision of industry regulatory boards.  In a decision that rocked state boards comprised of…
  • Jan 17

    Missouri Funeral Trust: Time to Put Up or Shut Up?

    Missouri Funeral Trust: Time to Put Up or Shut Up?
    The Missouri Funeral Trust now faces the predicament we predicted a few months ago (The MFT’s Catch 22). The Court recently granted the State’s motion to dismiss, and dropped the State Board from the lawsuit. The main motivation…
  • Jan 5

    Missouri’s Second Round of Exams: The Committee’s Role

    Missouri’s Second Round of Exams: The Committee’s Role
    In September we posted about a regulation proposal that sought to define the role of a sub-committee of the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors (Missouri’s Financial Examination Committee: What…
Rank this Week: 4309

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    HSAs Beat 401(k)

    HSAs Beat 401(k)
    Your 401(k) may not be the best place to put your money. In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Anne Tergesen points out that Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) come with more tax advantages than 401(k)s and individual retirement…
  • Jan 29

    What Happens if I Die without a Will or a Trust?

    What Happens if I Die without a Will or a Trust?
    If you die without a Will or Trust, your assets will be divided up based on the intestacy laws of the state where you live at the time of your death and the intestacy laws of any other state where you own assets. Many times the intestacy laws…
  • Jan 22

    Grandchildren Gifting without Tax Reporting

    Grandchildren Gifting without Tax Reporting
    Gifting assets to your grandchildren can reduce the size of your estate and the tax that will be due upon your death. You may give each grandchild up to $14,000 a year without having to report the gift. If you are married, both you and your…
Rank this Week: 4290

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Feb 5

    Dealing With Substance Addictions Part 1: Get to Know the Marchman Act

    Dealing With Substance Addictions Part 1: Get to Know the Marchman Act
    Many of us have a family member who has a substance addiction. If your loved one will  not seek treatment on their own, but you have serious concerns about their health and well-being, you could consider taking action under the…
  • Jan 22

    Renunciation Rule: You Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

    Renunciation Rule: You Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat It Too
    You may not be familiar with the Renunciation Rule. It often comes up in litigation over trusts, and it is a rule that all beneficiaries and trustees should be familiar with. Renunciation in this context requires that a person…
  • Jan 8

    Sneaky Neighbor Gets Caught!

    Sneaky Neighbor Gets Caught!
    In a case from our own backyard, Keul vs Hodges Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Lampp and her late husband executed wills in 2009, several months before he died. Their estate plan provided that after Mrs. Lampp’s death, the entire…
Rank this Week: 4017

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Feb 5

    Dealing With Substance Addictions Part 1: Get to Know the Marchman Act

    Dealing With Substance Addictions Part 1: Get to Know the Marchman Act
    Many of us have a family member who has a substance addiction. If your loved one will  not seek treatment on their own, but you have serious concerns about their health and well-being, you could consider taking action under the…
  • Jan 22

    Renunciation Rule: You Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

    Renunciation Rule: You Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat It Too
    You may not be familiar with the Renunciation Rule. It often comes up in litigation over trusts, and it is a rule that all beneficiaries and trustees should be familiar with. Renunciation in this context requires that a person…
  • Jan 8

    Sneaky Neighbor Gets Caught!

    Sneaky Neighbor Gets Caught!
    In a case from our own backyard, Keul vs Hodges Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Lampp and her late husband executed wills in 2009, several months before he died. Their estate plan provided that after Mrs. Lampp’s death, the entire…
Rank this Week: 3393

epilawg

epilawg

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

http://epilawg.com/
  • Feb 5

    What’s in a Name

    What’s in a Name
    The life insurance industry has become increasingly complex. New and multiple policy types deliver both choice (a good thing) and complexity (not such a good thing) to your client’s decision-making. Policy names (Adjustable, Flexible…
  • Jan 25

    Powers of Attorney: Underrated Estate Planning Document

    Powers of Attorney: Underrated Estate Planning Document
    Powers of attorney are very flexible documents used to reflect your wishes for decisions regarding your health care and control of your assets if you are ever unable to make those decisions yourself.  If you […]
  • Jan 20

    Using a Testamentary Letter to Explain Your Estate Plan

    Using a Testamentary Letter to Explain Your Estate Plan
    Your estate plan likely includes formal documents (a will, perhaps one or more trusts) that direct transfers of your property when you die. But those documents won’t identify each and every item to be transferred. […]
Rank this Week: 812

The Estate Planning and Wealth…

The Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation Blog for Trusted Advisors

Covers asset protection, estate and gift tax, and wills and trusts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://estateplanning.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 4

    Form 8971 and Instructions Issued – How do they Apply to Portability-Only 706 Filings?

    Form 8971 and Instructions Issued – How do they Apply to Portability-Only 706 Filings?
    Earlier this week, the IRS issued final Form 8971 and the related Instructions.  The form is used to report the final estate tax value of property distributed from an estate.  The purpose of the form is to help the IRS enforce…
  • Dec 14

    An Alternative to Estate Tax Closing Letter

    An Alternative to Estate Tax Closing Letter
    As detailed in our two previous posts in early July and a week ago, the IRS will no longer automatically be issuing estate tax closing letters.  The Executor can either call the IRS to request a closing letter (once 4 months have…
  • Dec 1

    Update on IRS Procedure for Estate Tax Closing Letter

    Update on IRS Procedure for Estate Tax Closing Letter
    As we reported in early July, the IRS will no longer be automatically issuing estate tax closing letters.  The burden is on the Executor to request one once 4 months have passed since the filing of the estate tax return.  The IRS…
Rank this Week: 2401