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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 1

    Tom Benson's Heirs Make Plea for Psychiatric Evaluation

    Tom Benson's Heirs Make Plea for Psychiatric Evaluation
    The three relatives that Tom Benson originally had to inherit his sports teams are now reiterating in court documents that it is “clearly” necessary for the 87-year-old billionaire to be examined by a geriatric psychiatrist. Tom…
  • Feb 1

    How Trust Creation Barred a Fraudulent Transfer Claim

    How Trust Creation Barred a Fraudulent Transfer Claim
    A recent decision involving a lending bank and a defaulting borrower shows the importance of lenders taking prompt action when signs of the borrower transferring assets and possible fraudelent transfers arise. TrustCo Bank loaned StoreSmart…
  • Feb 1

    Save the Date: 2015 Spring Symposia CLE Meeting

    Save the Date: 2015 Spring Symposia CLE Meeting
    Registration will open soon for the Estate Planning and Real Property Spring Symposia, which will be held Thursday, April 30 - Friday, May 1, 2015, in Washington, DC. Here is why you should attend: This year we are teaming up...
Rank this Week: 47

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Jan 31

    How to Pay for Long Term Care (Part 2 of 2)

    How to Pay for Long Term Care (Part 2 of 2)
    Many Californians use MediCal to pay for long term care in a nursing home because they don’t have the cash and either can’t qualify for or can’t afford long term care insurance.
  • Jan 29

    How to Pay for Long Term Care (Part 1 of 2)

    How to Pay for Long Term Care (Part 1 of 2)
    If you have savings and investments, you can pay for long term care yourself. Your social security check will pay part of the monthly fee, but because the average nursing home costs $87,000 per year for the basics, most people can’t…
  • Jan 27

    How Does a Power of Attorney Terminate?

    How Does a Power of Attorney Terminate?
    A legal document is something that you use to satisfy your own personal objectives. As a result, you generally control the outcome when you create a legal document such as a power of attorney. Anatomy of a Power of Attorney You are probably…
Rank this Week: 2598

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/
  • Jan 31

    How a Conservatorship Can Protect You (and Your Assets)

    How a Conservatorship Can Protect You (and Your Assets)
    During your lifetime, it may be necessary for a court to appoint a conservator to oversee your affairs when you are no longer able to do so. A conservatorship can apply to both a person—i.e., someone to make healthcare decisions for…
  • Jan 30

    California Appeals Court Expands Protections Against Elder Financial Abuse

    California Appeals Court Expands Protections Against Elder Financial Abuse
    On September 3, a California appeals court issued a landmark decision on the subject of financial abuse of the elderly. California maintains strict laws designed to protect persons aged 65 and above, who are more susceptible to fraud. In this…
  • Jan 15

    Understanding a Successor Trustee's Potential Liability

    Understanding a Successor Trustee's Potential Liability
    A person who makes a living trust usually names himself or herself as the initial trustee. The trust instrument should also name successor trustees to act in the event the trust's maker dies or becomes incapable of managing their own affairs.…
Rank this Week: 927

KYEstates.com

KYEstates.com

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

http://kyestates.com
  • Jan 31

    Avoid the Wolves of Wall Street When Forecasting Investment Return

    Avoid the Wolves of Wall Street When Forecasting Investment Return
    We live in a world of nearly infinite, nearly free information. That includes financial information, commentary, journalism, and forecasts. Among this clutter, it can be very hard to decide what deserves attention, what’s worthwhile,…
  • Jan 25

    Retirement Dates: Expectations and Reality

    Retirement Dates: Expectations and Reality
    Spy Game (2001) is all about retirement: Nathan Muir’s last day at work at the CIA. Muir (Robert Redford) has a protege, Bishop (Brad Pitt), who’s been thrown into a very unpleasant prison in coastal China. Muir calls his…
  • Jan 21

    Chuck Yeager, The Right Stuff, and Your Income Growth Trajectory

    Chuck Yeager, The Right Stuff, and Your Income Growth Trajectory
    The Right Stuff (1983) is a movie that’s begun to be fully appreciated only recently. One of its best scenes is when the iconic test pilot Chuck Yeager (played by Sam Shepard) takes a very dangerous flight in an NF-104…
Rank this Week: 5055

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Jan 31

    Illinois Estate Planning and Estate Tax Deduction

    Illinois Estate Planning and Estate Tax Deduction
    Your funeral expenses, debts you owe at your death and expenses required to administer your estate are expenses which will need to be paid from your assets when you die. These expenses are deductible on your estate tax return which can result…
  • Jan 24

    Illinois Law Regarding Being a Guardian

    Illinois Law Regarding Being a Guardian
    In its pamphlet about Being a Guardian, the Illinois State Bar Association outlines key issues regarding the duties of Guardians. There are several types of Guardians: Guardian of the Person, Guardian of the Estate, Limited Guardian,…
  • Jan 17

    Illinois Joint Tenancy and Income Taxe

    Illinois Joint Tenancy and Income Taxe
    When real estate is held by two individuals as joint tenants with rights of survivorship, the surviving joint tenant will not receive the full step-up in cost basis he would have received if he had inherited the real estate. For example, Sue…
Rank this Week: 4353

Estateography

Estateography

By Alvi Aggarwal.

http://www.estateography.com/
  • Jan 31

    Modifying and Terminating Irrevocable Trusts under Virginia's Uniform Trust Code

    Modifying and Terminating Irrevocable Trusts under Virginia's Uniform Trust Code
    Your browser is not able to display frames. Please visit the mind map: Modifying & Terminating Irrevocable Trusts under Virginias Trust Code by Alvi Aggarwal Yates Campbell & Hoeg LLPs Trust Code by Alvi Aggarwal Yates Campbell…
  • Jan 19

    Funding: How to Get Things into a Trust

    Funding: How to Get Things into a Trust
    Let’s start with some jargon. "Funding" a trust is what estate planning lawyers call the process of getting assets into a trust. When we say something is in a trust, owned by a trust, or funded to a trust, we're being a bit imprecise.…
  • Nov 10

    The Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Affair

    The Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Affair
    A “power of attorney” is a legal document that appoints another person to act for you in a specified capacity. Often, a power of attorney is "general," giving your agent broad powers to manage your financial affairs (your…
Rank this Week: 1707

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: 4822

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/
Rank this Week: 4980

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • Jan 30

    What Is a Living Trust?

    What Is a Living Trust?
    When you think of estate planning you undoubtedly think of executing a Last Will and Testament. While a Will is typically the foundation of a well thought out estate plan, most estate plans include additional tools, documents and strategies…
  • Jan 26

    What Is Business Succession Planning?

    What Is Business Succession Planning?
    Small businesses were once the backbone of the American economy. That was before “big business” started to take over just about every market available with “superstores” and chain stores cropping up on every other…
  • Jan 23

    Don’t Lose Your Assets to Long-Term Care Costs! Plan Ahead Now!

    Don’t Lose Your Assets to Long-Term Care Costs! Plan Ahead Now!
    Imagine working hard for 40 or 50 years, saving prudently, and investing wisely to amass a decent nest egg for your Golden Years – only to see it all wiped out in a matter of month because of long-term care costs. The reality is that…
Rank this Week: 2974

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/
  • Jan 30

    CPLR §§ 321 land 3212 and Article 51

    CPLR §§ 321 land 3212 and Article 51
    Conversely, even where there is ample proof of a plaintiff's injury, certain factors may nonetheless override a plaintiff's objective medical proof of limitations and permit dismissal of a plaintiff's complaint. Specifically, additional…
  • Jan 27

    CPLR §§ 321 land 3212 and Article 51

    CPLR §§ 321 land 3212 and Article 51
    A New York Personal Injury Lawyer said that, defendants move, pursuant to CPLR §§ 321 land 3212 and Article 51 of the Insurance Law of the State of New York, for an order granting summary judgment to defendants on the ground that…
  • Jan 25

    Officer DS's memo book were marked for identification

    Officer DS's memo book were marked for identification
    The fact that a common carrier is operated by a governmental entity does not mean it has a lesser responsibility toward the public than one which is under private ownership. In that connection, there is simply no legal basis for imposing the…
Rank this Week: 612

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Trust Fund Loophole - Stepped-up Basi

    Trust Fund Loophole - Stepped-up Basi
    During President Obama's recent state of the union address, he proposed, amongst other tax recommendations, to "close the trust fund loophole." The trust fund loophole he was alluding to is the "stepped-up basis" assets receive when a person…
  • Jan 21

    Litigation involing a Decedent

    Litigation involing a Decedent
    When a person passes away, the law does not automatically grant them immunity from civil litigation. A cause of action survives the decedent's death. For example, assume the decedent prematurely broke a fixed-term lease because he wanted…
  • Jan 16

    Ambiguous Terms in a Trust - Extrinsic Evidence

    Ambiguous Terms in a Trust - Extrinsic Evidence
    Occasionally a person will write a trust with an ambiguous distribution clause. That is, the clause is open to reasonable multiple interpretations. The determination of the rightful beneficiary is obviously paramount because no distribution…
Rank this Week: 900

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Jan 30

    Where Should You Retire?

    Where Should You Retire?
    People are living long lives these days with the average life expectancy in the United States standing at 78.2 years at the present moment. Of course this is in fact an average and your life expectancy rises as you get older. Many people are…
  • Jan 28

    Be Clear When Stating Your Wishe

    Be Clear When Stating Your Wishe
    We live during interesting times as they say, and when you think about estate planning things are not always simple. The idea of a couple who have never been divorced with three children and six grandchildren being the standard for all cases…
  • Jan 26

    Medicaid Can Fill Gap

    Medicaid Can Fill Gap
    You may feel as though you will have a safety net when you achieve senior citizen status in the form of Medicare. A lot of people are under the impression that this entitlement program will pay for just about everything when they become…
Rank this Week: 2555

Sykes Elder Blawg

Sykes Elder Blawg

Covers medicaid planning, special needs trusts and estate planning topics for Pennsylvania seniors and their families. By Andrew G. Sykes.

http://www.elderlawofpgh.com/blog/
  • Jan 30

    Questions asked & answered at last night’s “Estate Planning Essentials” Workshop

    Questions asked & answered at last night’s “Estate Planning Essentials” Workshop
    Can my estate plan help my heirs pay less taxes? What is probate and should I avoid it? Are Pennsylvania’s estate planning documents legal in other states? Do you need to have a lot of money to make a trust worthwhile? How can I protect…
  • Jan 26

    A few seats left for special edition of our workshop

    A few seats left for special edition of our workshop
    For January we are presenting a special “New Year’s resolution” edition of our popular, free estate planning workshop. The first one filled up quickly, and there are only a few seats left for the remaining workshop on…
  • Dec 27

    POAs in 2015 require greater attention to asset protection

    POAs in 2015 require greater attention to asset protection
    Asset protection has grown in importance as a consideration in estate planning. Americans live longer now than ever before, and often spend more time in their senior years having diminished ability to manage their own affairs, or even to take…
Rank this Week: 3211

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1099

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/
  • Jan 30

    Advantages of 529 Plan

    Advantages of 529 Plan
    529 plans can be very advantageous when planning for a child’s educational needs.
  • Jan 28

    A Will May Not Cover Every Aspect of Your Estate Planning

    A Will May Not Cover Every Aspect of Your Estate Planning
    An effective estate plan often requires more than just a will. It is important to seek competent legal advice to obtain a complete plan.
  • Jan 26

    An Introduction to Retirement Planning

    An Introduction to Retirement Planning
    Planning for your retirement can be overwhelming. Beginning the process sooner than later, and seeking proper advice can help alleviate the stress of such planning.
Rank this Week: 3553

North Carolina Estate Planning…

North Carolina Estate Planning Blog

Covers legal issues relating to wealth transfer, asset preservation, probate, and taxation. By Greg Herman-Giddens of Trust Counsel, P.A.

http://www.ncestateplanningblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    5 Tips for Millennials’ Estate Plan

    5 Tips for Millennials’ Estate Plan
    Every adult can benefit from an estate plan, regardless of marital status, age, income, or assets. Our Chapel Hill estate planning attorneys have even reviewed estate planning tips for college students. Although decisions about what happens…
  • Jan 29

    State Residency and Domicile in Estate Planning

    State Residency and Domicile in Estate Planning
    Tax, probate, and asset protection laws in each state vary. Individuals might want to establish residency in a jurisdiction with attractive legislation for estate planning purposes, and they do not necessarily have to relocate in order to…
  • Jan 26

    Delay Filing: North Carolina Tax Changes Pending

    Delay Filing: North Carolina Tax Changes Pending
    The North Carolina General Assembly will review potential changes to North Carolina income tax laws on January 28, 2015. Filers should wait until after this date to submit their tax returns to prevent potentially refiling returns if tax…
Rank this Week: 1502

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/
  • Jan 30

    Can You Sue the 600 Libra Pondo Gorilla (the IRS) ... and Win?

    Can You Sue the 600 Libra Pondo Gorilla (the IRS) ... and Win?
    We all know the IRS can come after taxpayers. If you lose, then naturally there are ways to appeal the IRS action ... through IRS channels. But can taxpayers sue the IRS in an independent forum? If yes, do they have a "snowball's…
  • Jan 29

    No, I Do Not Create "Gun Trusts," but ...

    No, I Do Not Create "Gun Trusts," but ...
    I believe you ought to seriously consider having a gun trust so the transfer of your firearms will be glitch-free at your passing. Otherwise, you could be setting up your loved ones for legal problems with state and federal authorities.
  • Jan 28

    Have You Made Estate Planning Arrangements for the Care of Your Pet?

    Have You Made Estate Planning Arrangements for the Care of Your Pet?
    Pets are important companions for many Americans, especially seniors. Whether your special companion has feathers, fins or fur, have you made arrangements for its care in a world without you? Who would give your special friend a good home or…
Rank this Week: 5033

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
  • Jan 30

    10 Steps to an Outstanding LinkedIn Profile

    10 Steps to an Outstanding LinkedIn Profile
    The following is a guest blog post by Anabella Q. Bonfa. Ms. Bonfa is a litigator with Wellman & Warren LLP, handling business and partnership disputes, theft of trade secrets, and unfair competition. She lectures extensively on trade…
  • Jan 28

    They Know Computers But Not How to Help Your Case

    They Know Computers But Not How to Help Your Case
    When corporate goes criminal, i.e., an investigation involving a corporation leads to a criminal case headed to trial, you often need computer forensic experts to testify about the evidence. Such experts know all about electronic devices and…
  • Jan 26

    Tentative Rulings: Contest or Concede?

    Tentative Rulings: Contest or Concede?
    When the tentative ruling is against you, you’ve got two choices: contest or concede. Here’s the spoiler: One of these choices is generally the way to go. A party should generally contest the tentative ruling if Oral argument may…
Rank this Week: 2559

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Covers estate planning, real property acquisition, personal injury, will disputes, commercial litigation, business and corporate law, and institutional lending.

http://gouldcooksey.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2400

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Jan 30

    New Year, Fresh Perspective.

    New Year, Fresh Perspective.
    It seems like just yesterday we were worried about Y2K and fearing the crash of our computers and technology infrastructure. Fortunately, we needlessly worried about something that never came to pass. A few years ago a friend and I shared a…
  • Jan 28

    Could Capital Gains Taxation Change?

    Could Capital Gains Taxation Change?
    President Obama recently gave his State of the Union address. In the address, he mentions at least two tax proposals which would substantially impact our clients and both involve the taxation of capital gains. Proposals First, the President…
  • Jan 26

    What Attorneys Can Learn From My Dentist

    What Attorneys Can Learn From My Dentist
    Has this ever happened to you? Picture it. You’re standing in line at Starbucks, talking with a colleague or friend, and someone you barely know rushes up to you, practically bursting at the seams to tell you something horrible that had…
Rank this Week: 1676

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    John Michael Crichton (1942-2008) – Author, Producer, & Director Michael Crichton was an American best-selling author, producer, director, and screenwriter, best known for his work in the science fiction, medical fiction, and…
  • Jan 28

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. Lance Armstrong
  • Jan 28

    Non-Attorney Estate Planner

    Non-Attorney Estate Planner
    When people first start looking into getting an estate plan, many of them start by looking online for information. They type some keywords into a search engine and visit the pages that show up looking for information. That might be how many…
Rank this Week: 2599

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/
  • Jan 30

    Back From the Dead

    Back From the Dead
    Earlier this month, a cat living in Tampa, Florida was hit by a car.  Unfortunately, collisions between pets and motor vehicles are not in themselves uncommon.  What is unique about this particular case is that Bart the cat, who was…
  • Jan 29

    An Estate Going to the Dog

    An Estate Going to the Dog
    Two charities are proceeding to an Irish High Court for the adjudication of a dispute over the charitable bequest made pursuant to a Last Will and Testament. The Will in question, executed by Elizabeth Burke of Limerick, Ireland, provided…
  • Jan 28

    The Golden Age of Retirement

    The Golden Age of Retirement
    By the year 2050, an estimated one third of Canadians will be 60 years of age or older. We were raised thinking of the default retirement age as 65. Regardless of what age they retire at, Canadians have more active lives in retirement than…
Rank this Week: 318

Law Offices of Richard B.…

Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.rbsllc.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Portland Estate Planning (IRA and Beneficiary Basics)

    Portland Estate Planning (IRA and Beneficiary Basics)
    We know there are a lot of potentially-confusing factors to consider when planning for retirement in Portland (estate planning, IRA and Roth IRA plans, 401(k)s and Roth 401(k)s, and so on). With all of these moving parts, it can be easy to…
  • Jan 28

    Can I Include My Family Pet in My Estate Plan?

    Can I Include My Family Pet in My Estate Plan?
    In the United States it is the exception, not the norm, to find a household that does not have at least one pet. Almost 40 percent of all households have at least one dog while one in three owns at least one cat. If you own a pet you likely…
  • Jan 27

    How to Find an Elder Law Attorney

    How to Find an Elder Law Attorney
    Whether for yourself or for an elderly loved one, the odds are good that you will need the advice and/or services of an elder law attorney at some point in your life. Because elder law is a specialized area of the law you may never have had…
Rank this Week: 3002

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts in Nevada.

http://www.wealth-counselors.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Intestate Succession in Nevada

    Intestate Succession in Nevada
    Intestate Succession in Nevada from Brad Anderson Dying “intestate” means that you did not create a plan for how your estate should be handled upon your death. When you have no plan, the probate court will determine how to handle…
  • Jan 28

    Free Report: Probate Process in Nevada

    Free Report: Probate Process in Nevada
    In Nevada, if the deceased person’s assets exceed $20,000, or if there is real estate involved, probate is normally required.  Topics covered in this whitepaper include: When Does a Probate Need to be Opened? Summary Administration…
  • Jan 28

    Irrevocable Trusts and Asset Protection

    Irrevocable Trusts and Asset Protection
    Contrary to what many people believe, trusts do not inherently protect assets.  The amount of protection a trust can provide for your assets depends on how the terms are written.  Some types of trusts can, indeed, protect your…
Rank this Week: 3746

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.connecticutestateplanningattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    Should You Worry About Connecticut Gift Tax?

    Should You Worry About Connecticut Gift Tax?
    Do you have to pay tax on all gifts that you give?  For the majority of Americans, the answer is a resounding NO! So, we all know that the federal government imposes a gift tax, but did you know that only Connecticut imposes a…
  • Jan 9

    Why An 18 Year Old Needs An Estate Plan

    Why An 18 Year Old Needs An Estate Plan
    By Lara Schneider-Bomzer Your child or grandchild is turning 18 – a milestone to celebrate!  She may be getting ready to graduate high school and head off to college or she may be moving into the workforce and getting a job. Either…
  • Jan 9

    Beware of Signing a Nursing A Home Agreement

    Beware of Signing a Nursing A Home Agreement
    By Carmine Perri Imagine yourself in this situation: As a favor, you agree to help your spouse’s parent get settled into a nursing home. If you’re like most people, you’d be emotionally stressed and feeling a bit guilty.…
Rank this Week: 2880

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    How Can I Leave My Estate to My Spouse Tax-Free?

    How Can I Leave My Estate to My Spouse Tax-Free?
    The primary purpose of most estate plans is to provide for loved ones after the death of the individual creating the plan. Like most people, however, you will likely include additional objectives and considerations in your estate plan as well…
  • Jan 27

    What Is a Living Will in South Carolina?

    What Is a Living Will in South Carolina?
    Like many people, you may have very strong opinions about medical treatment, particularly as it pertains to end of life treatment decisions. After all, we all make thousands of seemingly unimportant decisions on a daily basis so it only seems…
  • Jan 22

    What Is the Difference between a General and Limited Power of Attorney?

    What Is the Difference between a General and Limited Power of Attorney?
    Most people, at some point in their life, execute a power of attorney. A power of attorney is an extremely useful, and flexible, legal document that can be used to accomplish a variety of estate planning objectives. While a power of attorney…
Rank this Week: 2595

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Estate Plans When You Don’t Have Children

    Estate Plans When You Don’t Have Children
    For people who live in Kansas and Oklahoma and who do not have children, drafting an estate plan is still a necessary step. When it comes to estate planning tools for childless individuals or couples, the same basic principles apply, but you…
  • Jan 27

    Understanding Estate Planning – Do I Have to File My Estate Plan?

    Understanding Estate Planning – Do I Have to File My Estate Plan?
    When people in Kansas or Oklahoma want to create an estate plan, they often have questions about whether or not they have to file or register their plans with a government office. To understand this question, we need to understand what the…
  • Jan 22

    Should You Use a Will or a Power of Attorney?

    Should You Use a Will or a Power of Attorney?
    When people hear that you are an estate planning lawyer, they often have a lot of questions, such as whether they need to use a will or a power of attorney when they create an estate plan. Many of the questions people have reflect a basic…
Rank this Week: 3741

Nevada Trust Reporter

Nevada Trust Reporter

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

http://blog.trustprovident.com/
  • Jan 29

    Investors See Benefit in Using IRAs for Real Estate

    Investors See Benefit in Using IRAs for Real Estate
    Source: Joel Cone, U.S. News & World Report Some investors prefer real estate because they say it feels more tangible than stocks. After the nation’s financial crisis, Leslye Schiff decided she had had enough of the highs and lows…
  • Jan 28

    Don’t forget! Make Your IRA Contribution before April 15.

    Don’t forget! Make Your IRA Contribution before April 15.
    Don’t forget—the Traditional and Roth IRA contribution deadline for 2014 is April 15, 2015. There are three ways in which you can make a contribution if you have a qualified account with Provident Trust Group. By ACH Complete…
  • Jan 27

    Provident in the News!

    Provident in the News!
    January 18—Vegas Inc. January 23—Inc. magazine January 26—The Cerrone Show podcast  
Rank this Week: 1519

California Estate Lawyer Blog

California Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as accounting, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, elder abuse, intestacy, trust litigation, and undue influence. By Theodore M. Hankin.

http://www.californiaestatelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    Some Probate and Trust Litigation War Stories in California

    Some Probate and Trust Litigation War Stories in California
    I have represented three sisters against their brother over their mother’s will. I’ve represented a child who was adopted and thought she had a great relationship with her presumed half-sister and then found out the sister…
  • Jan 25

    Why is There a Bypass Trust in Most Estate Plans? To Save Federal Estate Taxes on the Second Death.

    Why is There a Bypass Trust in Most Estate Plans? To Save Federal Estate Taxes on the Second Death.
    1. Each US citizen has a lifetime exclusion amount from estate taxes of $5,340,000 (this amount adjusts for inflation each year). 2. There is an unlimited marital deduction for gifts from a deceased spouse to a surviving spouse who is a…
  • Dec 1

    When Litigating a Will or Trust Contest in California, What Evidence do I look for?

    When Litigating a Will or Trust Contest in California, What Evidence do I look for?
    A typical case will involve a family member contacting me to complain about the dispositions in a will or trust of a deceased relative, with allegations that another family member or a caregiver "got" to the deceased relative to unduly…
Rank this Week: 1345

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/
Rank this Week: 2051

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Jan 29

    What “Downton Abbey” Teaches Us About Financial Planning

    What “Downton Abbey” Teaches Us About Financial Planning
    “Downton Abbey” is a show all about money — those who have it, those who don’t, and the tensions and expectations it can bring. View image | gettyimages.com It stands to reason, then, that we might glean a lesson or…
  • Jan 22

    Tom Clancy’s Estate Plans: Not as Tight as His Novel

    Tom Clancy’s Estate Plans: Not as Tight as His Novel
    In recent months, we’ve had occasion to tell you about a few late celebrities’ apparently airtight estate plans, Robin Williams and Joan Rivers among them. View image | gettyimages.com Celebrities don’t always leave their…
  • Jan 15

    Failing at Retirement

    Failing at Retirement
    Retiring isn’t easy, at least not for everybody. A few weeks ago, The New York Times looked at restlessness among senior citizens who are the right age for retirement but not of the right spirit. A series of seniors confessed to the…
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Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    DUI 2nd in Virginia – Challenge the Prior – Fight Indiana

    DUI 2nd in Virginia – Challenge the Prior – Fight Indiana
    Whenever I have a DUI / DWI 2nd offense in Virginia, I request certified copies of the prior conviction. You never know what issues you will find that could carry the day in court. Required disclaimer: PAST CASES DO NOT PREDICT FUTURE…
  • Jan 21

    What is the Difference Between a Class 1, 2, 3, and 4 Misdemeanor?

    What is the Difference Between a Class 1, 2, 3, and 4 Misdemeanor?
    Misdemeanors in Virginia can carry a wide variety of possible punishments. To determine what exactly your punishment could be, you need to know what class your offense falls under. There are four different classes of misdemeanors: Class 1,…
  • Jan 20

    Where on my Ticket Does it Tell me if I’m Charged With a Misdemeanor or Felony?

    Where on my Ticket Does it Tell me if I’m Charged With a Misdemeanor or Felony?
    If you’re unsure what type of charge you are facing in Virginia, you can find out in several ways. 1. Check your paperwork. If you were arrested or even just given a “Virginia Uniform Summons,” you should have a copy of…
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Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Your Estate Planning Attorney Must Be Apprised of Relevant Detail

    Your Estate Planning Attorney Must Be Apprised of Relevant Detail
    When you sit down to discuss your estate with an estate planning lawyer you should be prepared to share all of the relevant details. If you leave out anything important your estate can wind up being quite tangled after you...
  • Jan 23

    Will Your Resources Last Long Enough?

    Will Your Resources Last Long Enough?
    Estate planning and retirement planning are naturally connected. If you have particular ideas in mind with regard to what you want to be able to do for your family after you pass away these intentions could impact your retirement budget....
  • Jan 14

    Promising Alzheimer's Research Reported

    Promising Alzheimer's Research Reported
    Alzheimer's disease is more common than a lot of people may think. The Alzheimer's Association does a lot of great work with regard to research and education, and they tell us that somewhere in the vicinity of 40% of the...
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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/
  • Jan 29

    Idaho Elder Law - Advanced Directives & Other Documents To Consider

    Idaho Elder Law - Advanced Directives & Other Documents To Consider
    It is common, as time goes along, for the elderly to become unable to make sound decisions about a variety of issues includes finances, health care and managing themselves at home. Dementia, blindness, or frailty can all play a part in this…
  • Jan 28

    Idaho Elder Law - Avoiding Slips & Falls In Winter Weather

    Idaho Elder Law - Avoiding Slips & Falls In Winter Weather
    Life happens and sometimes we can't put appointments off, but if you can, avoid going out when the weather is bad or later in the afternoon when it has warmed a little. Rescheduling appointments or cancelling due to bad weather is not just…
  • Jan 27

    Idaho Elder Law - Rights in Guardianship

    Idaho Elder Law - Rights in Guardianship
    This spring, Florida lawmakers will have a chance to stem abuses in the state's little-understood adult guardianship system by taking up measures that would make it harder for guardians and attorneys to disregard the best interests of the…
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Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Selling Your Business? Avoid State & Federal Taxe

    Selling Your Business? Avoid State & Federal Taxe
    This post was taken from our December 2014 newsletter. Click here to subscribe to our monthly newsletter. Are you planning on selling your business in several years?  Wouldn't it be nice to not pay the state and federal taxes on the…
  • Jan 27

    Transitioning from LLCs to Limited Partnership

    Transitioning from LLCs to Limited Partnership
    The following post was taken from our January newsletter. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter. We have previously written to you about the problem that limited liability companies have with creditor protection after the January 1, 2014,…
  • Jan 22

    How to Make Your Irrevocable Trust Flexible

    How to Make Your Irrevocable Trust Flexible
    The following post was taken from our January newsletter. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter. Irrevocable trusts are sometimes intimidating.  Why would I want to set up a trust that I can't revoke?  Even though you cannot…
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Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Jan 29

    Why Winter Weather is Tough for the Elderly

    Why Winter Weather is Tough for the Elderly
    Many may not appreciate the environmental climate changes that commonly occur anywhere from fall to spring. For older citizens, ice and snow pose possible fall hazards that could result in broken bones. Journeying outdoors while wearing…
  • Jan 22

    What Exactly is Elder Law?

    What Exactly is Elder Law?
    Elder law is focused primarily on the needs and laws governing the treatment of the elderly. Unique legal issues can plague older adults as well as their families, and elder law attorneys are well versed in the protections available for the…
  • Dec 28

    Handling Elderly Loved Ones with Deteriorating Driving Skill

    Handling Elderly Loved Ones with Deteriorating Driving Skill
    The ability to drive is more than a skill. It is a symbol of a person’s independence. Thus, when people get to an age that driving may no longer be advisable, the situation needs to be approached with care. Though this type of…
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The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Use Caution with Phased Retirement

    Use Caution with Phased Retirement
    Tim Feldman, a federal employee in Cincinnati who’s considering phased retirement, recently spoke out about the benefits of a slower retirement transition and how it will benefit him and his family. But is this right for you? Two years…
  • Jan 27

    Divorce and Estate Planning

    Divorce and Estate Planning
    The past few years have seen a trend in the percentage of divorces among baby boomers. The reasons are many, but there’s no denying the unique problems that are presented in divorces among older couples. It also means different dynamics…
  • Jan 25

    Free Report: Federal Estate Tax – How Much Passes Tax Free in Ohio?

    Free Report: Federal Estate Tax – How Much Passes Tax Free in Ohio?
    In the State of Ohio, we no longer have a state level estate tax, though there are States that still do have death taxes on the state level. You can transfer as much as $5.25 million to people other than your spouse free of transfer taxes.…
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New Jersey Estate Planning Center…

New Jersey Estate Planning Center Blog

Covers New Jersey estate planning. By Media Law Group.

http://www.jerseyestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    The Many Demands Facing Family Caregiver

    The Many Demands Facing Family Caregiver
    Even for professional caregivers, helping the elderly take care of themselves isn’t always easy. But more than half of the caregiving in this country is rendered by unpaid family members (at least in part). View image | gettyimages.com…
  • Jan 22

    Silicon Valley and the Sandwich Generation: Apps for the Elderly

    Silicon Valley and the Sandwich Generation: Apps for the Elderly
    They call them the sandwich generation: adults who are simultaneously caring for their children and their aging parents. You find “sandwichers” everywhere, from factories to firms, and that includes Silicon Valley — home to…
  • Jan 19

    Lost in the Water

    Lost in the Water
    Swim meets are best summed up as sitting on a hard concrete bench for 4.5 hours for a total of two-ish minutes of excitement watching your child. The only other time to reap any rewards as a parent at a … Continue reading →
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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
  • Jan 29

    Beneficiaries: How to Deal With a Rogue Executor or Trustee

    Beneficiaries: How to Deal With a Rogue Executor or Trustee
    Last April I blogged about The 3 Habits of Highly Effective Trustees and Executors. As a reminder, they are: (1) Read (re-read) the trust and/or will (and follow the terms); (2) Communicate with beneficiaries — early, often and well;…
  • Jan 21

    2015 Estate Tax Summary

    2015 Estate Tax Summary
    Previously I wrote summaries of estate and gift taxes for 2013 and 2014. As with last year, the changes this year are primarily inflation adjustments. The unified federal estate, gift and GST tax exemption rose from $5.34 million in 2014 to…
  • Jan 13

    Article by Jeffrey R. Gottlieb Published in Illinois Bar Journal

    Article by Jeffrey R. Gottlieb Published in Illinois Bar Journal
    The January 2015 edition of the Illinois Bar Journal features a lead article written and published by yours truly, entitled “A New Weapon Against Elder Abuse: Presumptively Void Transfers to Caregivers.” CLICK HERE FOR A PDF OF…
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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/
  • Jan 29

    Understanding How to Use a Pet Trust

    Understanding How to Use a Pet Trust
    Many pet owners believe pet planning is as simple as including a provision for your pet’s care in your will.  However, if you want protection for your pet and assurance that your wishes will be fulfilled, a trust may be a better…
  • Jan 28

    When Should Elderly Drivers Turn Over Their Keys?

    When Should Elderly Drivers Turn Over Their Keys?
    This is an article from the Law Offices of Cheryl David in Greensboro, NC that we thought others may find helpful   Consider these scenarios: An elderly man runs through a red light and says he didn’t see it. An elderly woman gets…
  • Jan 26

    What is a Buy-Sell Agreement?

    What is a Buy-Sell Agreement?
    Having a plan for managing and distributing your assets for the future is the primary purpose of estate planning.  Business owners also need to plan for the inevitable transfer of control of their business to someone else.  Most…
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German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Jan 29

    What Is a Charitable Remainder Trust?

    What Is a Charitable Remainder Trust?
    There is estate planning, and then there is legacy planning. When you engage in legacy planning, you give careful consideration to the way that you will be remembered after you are gone. A legacy plan can include acts of charitable giving.…
  • Jan 27

    Voice of the Woman: Fight Like a Girl

    Voice of the Woman: Fight Like a Girl
    “Fight Like A Girl” Bomshel-Fight Like a Girl Little girl alone on the playground Tired of gettin’ teased and gettin’ pushed around Wishin’ she was invisible to them She ran home cryin’, why do they hate…
  • Jan 22

    What Is a Stretch IRA?

    What Is a Stretch IRA?
    You may have an individual retirement account, and these accounts can certainly help you accumulate a nest egg that you can draw from during your retirement years. There are two different types of individual retirement accounts that are…
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Estate Planning Attorney Blog

Estate Planning Attorney Blog

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

http://www.estateplanningattorney-blog.com/
  • Jan 28

    Where should I incorporate? (Part 1)

    Where should I incorporate? (Part 1)
    Where should I incorporate? This is a question that I am often asked, and although we can explore the legal issues as to where you should incorporate, there are non-legal issues to consider as well.  People often hear advertising…
  • Jan 22

    Do I need to update my estate plan if I am moving?

    Do I need to update my estate plan if I am moving?
    There are many things that can cause someone to move, and depending to the reasons, the method, or other decisions, it may be appropriate to update a trust or a will.  Some of the reasons for moving, may be a reason to review, for…
  • Jan 14

    How much does it cost for Probate?

    How much does it cost for Probate?
    Probate Expenses Proper estate planning can help save time, save money, and protect the privacy of an estate.  Probate expenses can have a wide variance depending on where you live and how much you have in assets.  Some states, like…
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Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

Buffalo NY Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.wny-lawyers.com/blog/
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EstateAware

EstateAware

Covers personal legal and financial planning. By Griffin Bridgers.

http://www.estateaware.com
  • Jan 28

    Digital Estate Planning: Profiteering or Legitimate Concern?

    Digital Estate Planning: Profiteering or Legitimate Concern?
    If you haven’t figured out by now, one of my biggest issues with estate planning is the incessant fear-mongering used to scare people into getting their estate planning done.  As I have previously mentioned, fear is not a motivator…
  • Jan 22

    Planning Issues with the Entitlement Generation – An Introduction

    Planning Issues with the Entitlement Generation – An Introduction
    It seems that every generation is lambasted by the previous generation.  Older generations often view younger generations as selfish, lazy, and entitled.  However, the younger generation also paints the older generation with this…
  • Jan 16

    Marketing of Estate Planning: The Scourge of the CRM

    Marketing of Estate Planning: The Scourge of the CRM
    As promised in my article on numbered lists, this installment in my series on marketing for estate planning focuses on the proliferation of attorney marketing services and CRM’s.  However, while researching for this article, I…
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Arizona Senior Law Blog

Arizona Senior Law Blog

Covers topics like Arizona Medicaid, ALTCS, and estate planning. By Jackson White.

http://www.arizonaseniorlaw.com/news/
  • Jan 28

    Fund Transfers Affect ALTCS Eligibility

    Fund Transfers Affect ALTCS Eligibility
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Question: Two years ago, I gave about $70,000 to my son for a down payment on his home. Now,…
  • Jan 28

    Dad’s Gross Income May be Too High

    Dad’s Gross Income May be Too High
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Question: My dad lives in a skilled nursing facility, and he has spent nearly all of his…
  • Jan 14

    Benefits Due Same-Sex Spouse

    Benefits Due Same-Sex Spouse
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Question: My partner and I were married in a state that allows same-sex marriage, and moved…
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