Most Popular Estate Planning Blawgs Expanded View List View

Blogs 1 - 45 of 252
Sort by Popularity | Sort by Name | Sorted by Last Post Date

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/
  • Jan 27

    V.A. proposes look-back, penalty periods for aid and attendance benefit

    V.A. proposes look-back, penalty periods for aid and attendance benefit
    Applicants (or applicants and their spouses) are not eligible for V.A. Aid and Attendance benefits if they have a net worth in excess of $80,000. At present there is no look-back period for asset transfers, as there is for Medicaid benefits,…
  • Jan 19

    Inheritances, from the pricless to the peculiar, featured on TV reality show

    Inheritances, from the pricless to the peculiar, featured on TV reality show
    Bug collections. Baseball cards. From the practically priceless to the plain old peculiar, people inherit all kinds of things. A new television show, Strange Inheritance, will delve into these stories, featuring families who have inherited an…
  • Jan 15

    Experts weigh in on common estate planning mistake

    Experts weigh in on common estate planning mistake
    The Wall St. Journal recently ran an excellent article featuring experts' views of the most common estate planning mistakes. The most common error? Failing to do it entirely. Fear of talking about death, not wanting to upset family members,…
Rank this Week: 4591

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Avoiding Financial Ruin The Second Time Around

    Avoiding Financial Ruin The Second Time Around
    While love may be lovelier the second time around, it may be much more complicated if it does not last. Second marriages already struggle, as they have a divorce rate exceeding 60 percent. Most of these divorces will not result...
  • Jan 27

    Taxing Tax-Free Plan

    Taxing Tax-Free Plan
    The Obama administration’s fight for the middle class, which was made known in last week’s State of the Union address, may also include a war on 529 College Saving plans. Many people who are saving for their kids’ education are...
  • Jan 27

    The 1023-EZ for Smaller Charitie

    The 1023-EZ for Smaller Charitie
    As I have previously discussed, the Form 1023-EZ released by the IRS in July offers a shorter and simplified three-page application form for smaller charities. The EZ form also offers a lower fee of $400, a quicker approval process, and...
Rank this Week: 48

Nevada Trust Reporter

Nevada Trust Reporter

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

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

    Provident in the News!

    Provident in the News!
    January 18—Vegas Inc. January 23—Inc. magazine January 26—The Cerrone Show podcast  
  • Jan 21

    Our 2015 Kickoff: Battle of the Bands, City Hall Proclamation and More!

    Our 2015 Kickoff: Battle of the Bands, City Hall Proclamation and More!
    Last Friday, we set the stage for the new year—literally. Provident Trust Group kicked off a celebration to discuss our departmental goals for 2015 and held a special musical experience for employees. A large breakfast assortment was…
  • Jan 14

    Nine IRA Facts to Invest in

    Nine IRA Facts to Invest in
    Source: Rebecca Sheppard, Benzinga Retirement planning is an essential part of rounding out your financial portfolio and investing in your future. While there are various methods of savings vehicles, one of the most common retirement plans is…
Rank this Week: 3136

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 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…
  • Jan 24

    Officer DS's memo book were marked for identification

    Officer DS's memo book were marked for identification
    The first questions for you to determine are whether the condition of the bus steps at the point where plaintiff fell were such that the common carrier, through its employer, the bus driver, should have reasonably anticipated unusual danger…
Rank this Week: 353

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/
  • Jan 27

    Portability and Tenancy by the Entireties Combine for Asset Protection without Sacrificing Estate Tax Planning

    Portability and Tenancy by the Entireties Combine for Asset Protection without Sacrificing Estate Tax Planning
    Before portability became part of our estate planning vocabulary, planners seeking asset protection from tenancy by the entirety (TBE) property ownership and federal estate tax minimization usually needed to choose between the…
  • Jan 6

    Important Update to the 2014 Israeli Trust Income Tax Law

    Important Update to the 2014 Israeli Trust Income Tax Law
    Those affected by the new Israeli income tax law, which became effective on January 1, 2014 and subjected many previously tax-exempt trusts to significant Israeli income tax liability (See our previous blog post), now have until June 30, 2015…
  • Nov 24

    Recent Changes to Pennsylvania’s Power of Attorney Law May Impact You

    Recent Changes to Pennsylvania’s Power of Attorney Law May Impact You
    Pennsylvania has passed new legislation, known as Act 95 of 2014 (the “Act”), which has made significant changes to Pennsylvania’s Power of Attorney statute.  Most of the provisions take effect January 1, 2015, but…
Rank this Week: 2457

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/
  • Jan 27

    Happiness After Divorce

    Happiness After Divorce
    I read a lot of articles online about divorce, and all aspects of it.  Not many of them contain content that is worth sharing. However, I found a recent post on Philly.com that I find insightful and provides a healthy perspective about…
  • Jan 16

    Cost of Gas Down, Reimbursement Rate Up

    Cost of Gas Down, Reimbursement Rate Up
    If you have filled up your gas tank recently, turned on the news, listened to the radio, or read a newspaper you’ve probably noticed gas prices are steadily dropping and in a big way.  This time last year the national average price…
  • Dec 22

    What Is a Privacy Policy and What Does It Do?

    What Is a Privacy Policy and What Does It Do?
    Titles can be misleading.  There are many lists and articles online pointing out how audiences can be misled  by movie titles, book titles, headlines and even short titles for legislation.  Which brings me to privacy…
Rank this Week: 695

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Jan 20

    Common Questions About Insolvent Estates and Who Has to Pay For Them

    Common Questions About Insolvent Estates and Who Has to Pay For Them
    Sometimes when a person dies in Kansas or Oklahoma, that person leaves behind an insolvent estate. In this situation, the deceased person’s family members often have a lot of questions about the debts left behind. Many people want to…
Rank this Week: 3764

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Jan 27

    Marrying with Assets: Keeping Your Estate Plan Intact [Part I]

    Marrying with Assets: Keeping Your Estate Plan Intact [Part I]
    This newsletter begins a series discussing the impact of marriage on the legal rights of spouses to share in each other’s assets.  We begin by talking about the “elective share” and the “pretermitted…
  • Jan 9

    TRUST PROTECTORS: A COURT-APPROVED TOOL FOR AVOIDING COURT

    TRUST PROTECTORS: A COURT-APPROVED TOOL FOR AVOIDING COURT
    One of the advantages of a comprehensive estate plan is that it can allow you to keep your affairs private and within your control, even after disability or death. Clients often come to us for living trusts due to their desire to keep their…
  • Dec 23

    HOLIDAY WISHES

    HOLIDAY WISHES
    Happy holidays from the Cramer Law Center team! We are so thankful for all of you: our clients, planning partners, and friends. Without you, our small business could not keep going and growing each year. Our wish for you this holiday season…
Rank this Week: 3509

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Jan 27

    Marrying with Assets: Keeping Your Estate Plan Intact [Part I]

    Marrying with Assets: Keeping Your Estate Plan Intact [Part I]
    This newsletter begins a series discussing the impact of marriage on the legal rights of spouses to share in each other’s assets.  We begin by talking about the “elective share” and the “pretermitted…
  • Jan 9

    TRUST PROTECTORS: A COURT-APPROVED TOOL FOR AVOIDING COURT

    TRUST PROTECTORS: A COURT-APPROVED TOOL FOR AVOIDING COURT
    One of the advantages of a comprehensive estate plan is that it can allow you to keep your affairs private and within your control, even after disability or death. Clients often come to us for living trusts due to their desire to keep their…
  • Dec 23

    HOLIDAY WISHES

    HOLIDAY WISHES
    Happy holidays from the Cramer Law Center team! We are so thankful for all of you: our clients, planning partners, and friends. Without you, our small business could not keep going and growing each year. Our wish for you this holiday season…
Rank this Week: 4104

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Jan 27

    Disclosures to Home Buyers: Florida Statute 475.278 and the Real Estate Agent Relationship

    Disclosures to Home Buyers: Florida Statute 475.278 and the Real Estate Agent Relationship
    For Florida real estate lawyers, it’s shocking to contemplate all of the many ways that Florida real estate agents and Florida real estate brokers have found to be underhanded in their dealings with buyers and sellers, all in the name…
  • Jan 20

    What Disclosures Are Required in Florida Residential Real Estate Transactions?

    What Disclosures Are Required in Florida Residential Real Estate Transactions?
    It is not “buyer beware” in Florida for anyone looking to buy residential real estate. Florida home buyers are protected by specific laws passed by the Florida Legislature that force developers, realtors, real estate agents, and…
  • Jan 20

    What Disclosures Are Required in Florida Residential Real Estate Transactions?

    What Disclosures Are Required in Florida Residential Real Estate Transactions?
    It is not “buyer beware” in Florida for anyone looking to buy residential real estate. Florida home buyers are protected by specific laws passed by the Florida Legislature that force developers, realtors, real estate agents, and…
Rank this Week: 1889

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate topics in New York. By the Law Offices of Roman Aminov.

http://www.aminovlaw.com
  • Jan 27

    Spending Down Assets to Qualify for Medicaid Nursing Home Care

    Spending Down Assets to Qualify for Medicaid Nursing Home Care
    Medicaid nursing home care is a means-based program, which means that the government looks at your income and assets to determine eligibility. Since you can’t gift away your assets and qualify for nursing home care for up to 5 years,…
  • Dec 31

    Effects of a Divorce on Estate Planning

    Effects of a Divorce on Estate Planning
    In addition to the emotional and financial ramifications of a divorce, there are important estate planning implications for clients contemplating divorce or separation. Along with selling, dividing, and re-titling assets comes the necessity…
  • Nov 9

    Consenting to the Probate of a Will

    Consenting to the Probate of a Will
    Have you lost a family member and received a document called a “Waiver of Process; Consent to Probate”? If you are like most people, you may be confused about what this means, and more importantly, if you should sign it. This…
Rank this Week: 2199

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Jan 27

    How do you Hire a California Lawyer?

    How do you Hire a California Lawyer?
    What should you consider when hiring a lawyer?  Hiring a lawyer can be a scary experience, and how can you trust someone you hardly even know with one of the most important matters you may deal with in your lifetime?  In this video,…
  • Jan 15

    How a $2 Billion Deal Turned on a Little Known California Trust Provision.

    How a $2 Billion Deal Turned on a Little Known California Trust Provision.
      Ever wonder how Donald Sterling’s wife was able to sell the L.A. Clippers without her husband’s consent?  It all comes down to a little known Trust provision that allows the removal of a California Co-Trustee……
  • Jan 6

    Let’s Make a Deal: How California Trust and Will Mediations Work

    Let’s Make a Deal: How California Trust and Will Mediations Work
      If you have never mediated a legal case before, you may be in for a surprise in attending your mediation.  In this video, Stewart Albertson describes some basics of Trust and Will mediation… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 1491

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 27

    Proposed Florida Law Seeks to Protect Vulnerable Senior

    Proposed Florida Law Seeks to Protect Vulnerable Senior
    The scenario is a familiar one to those who work with senior citizens who are not destitute*. Someone claims that a senior has dementia or other limitations rendering them legally incapacitated. Then, a court strips away the senior's rights,…
  • Jan 26

    Have You Factored "Health Care" into Your Retirement Plan?

    Have You Factored "Health Care" into Your Retirement Plan?
    Here is some good news. Experts say you may spend 30 years in your retirement years. Now, some not so good news - your retirement savings could be consumed very quickly by health care expenses.
  • Jan 23

    How to Care for Your Aging Parents Without Going Broke

    How to Care for Your Aging Parents Without Going Broke
    Are you a caregiver for your aging parents? What you are doing out of love and a sense of moral responsibility comes at a price, yes? The price is paid in emotional, physical and financial capital.
Rank this Week: 5030

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 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…
  • Jan 26

    Idaho Elder Law - Planning For Retirement

    Idaho Elder Law - Planning For Retirement
    Developing a financially sustainable plan for retirement can be one of life's most stressful processes. Those considering retirement need time to look at the many factors – some of which are unknown – that affect us when we look into a…
  • Jan 22

    Idaho Elder Law - Helping Our Parents Downsize & Simplify

    Idaho Elder Law - Helping Our Parents Downsize & Simplify
    A mother who just turned 75 wants to downsize from her four-bedroom house. Her husband passed away six years ago, and she owns her home outright. At the time of her husband's death the value of the house was estimated at $1.2 million. Right…
Rank this Week: 1927

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 15

    Clearing Up Some Common Trust Myth

    Clearing Up Some Common Trust Myth
    If you have recently begun the estate planning process, you may have heard about revocable living trusts. For many people, living trusts are essential pieces of an estate plan and something that can provide significant benefit to you and your…
Rank this Week: 2980

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Jan 20

    Chicago Company Gets $2M Fine for Tax Fraud

    Chicago Company Gets $2M Fine for Tax Fraud
    This goes under the category of the more people you involve in your tax fraud, the more likely you are to come to the attention of the government.   On January 15, 2015, a federal judge imposed a $2.1 million fine against a Chicago-based…
Rank this Week: 1091

Asset Protection Law Journal

Asset Protection Law Journal

Covers asset protection laws. By Kenneth J. Laino.

http://www.assetprotectionlawjournal.com
  • Jan 27

    Correcting Your Credit Report May Be Harder Than You Think

    Correcting Your Credit Report May Be Harder Than You Think
    Many people assume it is relatively easy to correct an error in their credit report.  That is simply not the case.  In one of my recent blog posts I explain that debtors often face an uphill battle when they try to remedy a creditor…
  • Jan 26

    Nursing Homes Use Guardianship Law as a Collection Tool

    Nursing Homes Use Guardianship Law as a Collection Tool
    An amazing article on the front page of today’s New York Times reports that nursing homes in New York are increasingly seeking guardianship over certain residents simply to gain control of their finances.  The author, Nina…
  • Dec 22

    Insurance Should Be Part of Your Asset Protection Plan

    Insurance Should Be Part of Your Asset Protection Plan
    Articles that seemingly have nothing to do with asset protection might still provide valuable asset protection reminders.  A recent article by Teresa Dixon Murray in the Cleveland Plain Dealer is a good example.  The article…
Rank this Week: 3979

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • 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.…
  • Jan 22

    Sane Mind and Estate Planning

    Sane Mind and Estate Planning
    You’ve likely heard of the importance of early planning when it comes to writing your will, putting into place various powers of attorneys and other general estate planning tasks. The reason many elder law and estate planning lawyers…
Rank this Week: 1272

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

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

    What Is Business Succession Planning?

    What Is Business Succession Planning?
    For most people, a comprehensive estate plan includes far more than simply the creation and execution of a Last Will and Testament. A well thought out estate plan should accomplish a variety of additional goals aside from determining who will…
  • Jan 25

    Missouri Advanced Directives: What You Need to Know

    Missouri Advanced Directives: What You Need to Know
    Missouri Advanced Directives: What You Need To Know from Charlie Amen The term “advanced directive” refers to legal documents which, collectively, allow you to express your wishes with regard to end-of-life decisions. Learn more…
  • Jan 24

    Why You Should Include Funeral Planning in Missouri in Your Estate Plan

    Why You Should Include Funeral Planning in Missouri in Your Estate Plan
    Why You Should Include Funeral Planning in Missouri in Your Estate Plan from Charlie Amen Consider just a few of the problems that commonly occur when funeral planning is done after death instead of ahead of time. Learn more about funeral…
Rank this Week: 2895

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jan 27

    Texas History – Do You Know What Texas Store Was the First in the State to Install Escalators?

    Texas History – Do You Know What Texas Store Was the First in the State to Install Escalators?
    In 1909 the Sanger Brothers store became the first store in the state to install escalators. Philip, Isaac, Lehman, Jacob, David, Sam, and Alexander Sanger established their wholesale and retail dry goods firm in 1857. Isaac opened the first…
  • Jan 23

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973) – 37TH President of the United States, 1963-1969 Lyndon B. Johnson was born in a small farmhouse in Stonewall, Texas. In 1926, Johnson attended Southwest Texas State Teachers’ College, participating…
  • Jan 21

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    Always do what you are afraid to do. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Rank this Week: 3080

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Jan 20

    What Is a POD or TOD Account?

    What Is a POD or TOD Account?
    A well drafted and comprehensive estate plan typically incorporates a number of strategies into the plan and makes use of various different tools and techniques in an effort to accomplish the numerous estate planning goals the plan creator…
Rank this Week: 3085

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 27

    New Power of Attorney Legislation Introduced in Saskatchewan

    New Power of Attorney Legislation Introduced in Saskatchewan
    At the beginning of the month, Saskatchewan introduced new rules with respect to Powers of Attorney to help protect aging individuals, specifically those with diminished mental capacity. The amendments introduced within the Powers of Attorney…
  • Jan 25

    To Litigate or To Mediate?

    To Litigate or To Mediate?
    The loss of a loved one coupled with an actual or perceived impropriety in the handling of his/her estate often results in contentious estate litigation. And, while litigation may ultimately resolve the dispute, it is not always the best…
  • Jan 23

    Hull on Estates #403 – Costs in litigation

    Hull on Estates #403 – Costs in litigation
    Listen to Hull on Estates #403 – Costs in litigation Today on Hull on Estates, Noah Weisberg and Paul Trudelle discuss the recent Court of Appeal decision of Heston-Cook v. Schneider and the effects this has on cost awards in estate…
Rank this Week: 307

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 26

    Who to Designate as Successor of Your Revocable Living Trust?

    Who to Designate as Successor of Your Revocable Living Trust?
    Estate planning typically incorporates a wide variety of legal documents and strategies into one overall plan. Although your Last Will and Testament should provide the cornerstone for your estate plan, you will likely choose to include other…
  • Jan 25

    Can You Remain in Your Home If You Get Sick during Your Golden Years?

    Can You Remain in Your Home If You Get Sick during Your Golden Years?
    With the advances in medicine and science over the latter half of the 20th century, the average life expectancy of an American has increased dramatically. Living longer, however, does not mean that the natural aging process stops. In fact,…
  • Jan 22

    Should I Let the Nursing Home Prepare a Living Will for Me?

    Should I Let the Nursing Home Prepare a Living Will for Me?
    Statistically speaking, most people will spend an extended period of time in a long-term care facility at some point in their life. If you are currently living in a nursing home, you are likely dependent on the staff and caregivers at the…
Rank this Week: 1168

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/
  • Jan 26

    To litigate or to mediate?

    To litigate or to mediate?
    It's no surprise to any of us that estates can be minefields of disputes, upsets, and resentments. The usual way of resolving an estate dispute is to take someone to court and let the judge decide who wins and who loses. But those of you who…
  • Jan 25

    Movies about older adults active in the dying proce

    Movies about older adults active in the dying proce
    As regular readers of this blog know, I encourage families to talk to each other about the tough topics that are part of estate planning. This is a lot easier when there is nobody in the family in immediate danger of passing away, but…
  • Jan 25

    My uncle hasn't contacted family for 20 years. Can he contest being left out of my grandmother's will?

    My uncle hasn't contacted family for 20 years. Can he contest being left out of my grandmother's will?
    Nothing illuminates a family estrangement like the death of a parent. Does a person who hasn't contacted his family for twenty years have a right to be included in his parent's will? A reader recently wrote to me about this. Her question and…
Rank this Week: 1394

Elder Counsel Blog

Elder Counsel Blog

Provides education and tools for Elder Law and Special Needs Attorneys.

http://www.eldercounsel.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1414

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 26

    LGBT Estate Planning in Nevada

    LGBT Estate Planning in Nevada
    LGBT Estate Planning in Nevada from Brad Anderson This type of agreement is similar to a prenuptial agreement, in that it provides the terms for dividing your property if you and your partner separate. Learn more about LGBT Estate Planning in…
  • Jan 25

    Free Report: Intestate Succession in Nevada

    Free Report: Intestate Succession in Nevada
    When you have no plan, the probate court will determine how to handle your assets, based on the laws of intestate succession. Based on those laws, to whom your property will be distributed depends on which of your relatives survived you.…
  • Jan 24

    The Probate Process in Nevada

    The Probate Process in Nevada
    The Probate Process in Nevada from Brad Anderson Probate is a court proceeding required for most estates in order to transfer property and settle the affairs of the deceased. Learn more about probate process in Nevada in this presentation
Rank this Week: 3775

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • 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…
  • Jan 23

    Make Educational Opportunities Possible With 529 Plan

    Make Educational Opportunities Possible With 529 Plan
    The value of education cannot be overstated, and when you are contemplating your legacy you may ask yourself how you can help your younger family members with college expenses. There are various options, and the one that we would like to…
  • Jan 21

    QPRT For Asset Protection

    QPRT For Asset Protection
    Making sure that your assets are out of harm’s way is something to take seriously when you are making preparations for the future. A single instance of inaction where action was required could have disastrous results. This is why it is…
Rank this Week: 2917

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 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.
  • Jan 23

    Do Digital Assets Die With You?

    Do Digital Assets Die With You?
    It is important not to forget to include a plan on how your digital assets should be handled at your death.
  • Jan 21

    Plan Now for the "What Ifs" of Life

    Plan Now for the "What Ifs" of Life
    It is never too early to get your estate planning done to plan for the “what ifs” in life as these unknowns can affect us at any age.
Rank this Week: 3560

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 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…
  • Jan 23

    New 529A Accounts for Severely Disabled Individual

    New 529A Accounts for Severely Disabled Individual
    Many are familiar with section 529 college savings accounts, from which tax-free distributions must be used for qualified higher education expenses. The “Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014” or the “ABLE Act of…
  • Jan 21

    Time Records Are Not Just for Hourly Billing

    Time Records Are Not Just for Hourly Billing
    Many attorneys, especially those in small offices, limit their timekeeping efforts to cases billed on an hourly basis. This can be a big mistake! Here’s why. Keeping time records for most cases is useful because You can justify attorney…
Rank this Week: 2935

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 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…
  • Jan 19

    How Asset Protection is Different in 2015

    How Asset Protection is Different in 2015
    Wealth preservation is an ongoing process. How, when, and where assets are transferred or acquired affect protections. As the New Year begins, individuals can take a step back and review legislation changes that affect our year ahead and…
  • Jan 16

    3 Things to Know About Perpetual Trust

    3 Things to Know About Perpetual Trust
    Perpetual trusts, also known as dynasty trusts, protect assets for the benefit of future generations. Some perpetual trusts are common trusts that allow multiple generations to benefit at the same time. Others distribute income and principal…
Rank this Week: 1083

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 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…
  • Dec 22

    A victory for disabled families: ABLE Act signed into law

    A victory for disabled families: ABLE Act signed into law
    The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act recently won Congressional approval in the Senate. The ABLE Act lets people with disabilities and their families set up special savings accounts for disability-related expenses without facing…
Rank this Week: 3179

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Jan 19

    What Are the Advantages for Me of Keeping Assets in a Trust?

    What Are the Advantages for Me of Keeping Assets in a Trust?
    When it comes time for you to sit down and create your estate plan you will need to make a number of important decisions, many of which relate to your assets and how you wish them to be handled now and after your death. Like many people, you…
Rank this Week: 2887

Law Office of Barton P. Levine

Law Office of Barton P. Levine

Covers New York estate planning, probate and wills.

http://www.new-york-estate-planning.com/blog/
  • Jan 26

    Another Celebrity Death Highlights Importance of Estate Planning

    Another Celebrity Death Highlights Importance of Estate Planning
    As the world stared at their televisions in disbelief nearly three years ago, watching in horror as live feeds showed the Beverly Hills hotel vividly lighting up with blue and red lights, another celebrity death served as just one more…
  • Jan 23

    5 Ways Estate Planning Serves You Now

    5 Ways Estate Planning Serves You Now
    Think about it – estate planning is what we do to plan for our loved ones after we die, right? That’s true, but it also has many benefits that serve you while you’re living. It’s about far more than writing a will and…
  • Jan 8

    What a Revocable Living Trust Can’t Do

    What a Revocable Living Trust Can’t Do
    A revocable living trust is a great estate planning tool. Many people prefer these because it helps determine who receives what after your death, much the way a traditional will does. It also helps bypass probate, which means your financial…
Rank this Week: 1269

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 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…
  • Jan 24

    Free Report: IRAs in Retirement Planning in Arkansa

    Free Report: IRAs in Retirement Planning in Arkansa
    There are different types of IRAs you can establish, depending on your needs and your circumstances. Using IRAs in Retirement Planning is a smart choice. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: What is an IRA? Types of IRAs Tax Advantages…
  • Jan 22

    Understanding the IRA Contribution Limit

    Understanding the IRA Contribution Limit
    Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are essentially tax-deferred savings plans.  Their purpose is to help working people prepare for future retirement.  The IRS has very specific guidelines governing these types of savings plans,…
Rank this Week: 2907

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 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…
  • Jan 23

    Top 8 FAQ About the Academy’s Strategic Planning Webinar: Is It Right for You?

    Top 8 FAQ About the Academy’s Strategic Planning Webinar: Is It Right for You?
    As we get closer to the Academy’s Strategic Planning webinar on February 11 at 2pm PT (5pm ET), I have received quite a few questions about what you can expect from this webinar. Your Girl Friday is here to answer all your questions!…
  • Jan 21

    Same-Sex Marriage Update

    Same-Sex Marriage Update
    Late last week, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari in Bourke v. Beshear, DeBoer v. Snyder, Obergefell v. Hodges, and Tanco v. Haslam. In each of these cases, the 6th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals had upheld state bans…
Rank this Week: 1294

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • Jan 26

    What Is an Elder Care Attorney in Campbell California

    What Is an Elder Care Attorney in Campbell California
    What Is an Elder Care Attorney in Campbell California from Roy W. Litherland An elder care attorney can help you create a long-term financial framework that leads to a comfortable retirement. Learn more about elder care attorney in Campbell…
  • Jan 25

    Free Report: Is Probate Always Required in California?

    Free Report: Is Probate Always Required in California?
    If you are in direct personal possession of property at the time of your passing, even if you have a last will, the property would become probate property initially. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Insurance Policy Records Property…
  • Jan 22

    Free Report: What is a Special Needs Trust in California?

    Free Report: What is a Special Needs Trust in California?
    Now that we have provided the necessary background information, we can look at the value of special needs trusts. These trusts are alternately called supplemental needs trusts. Topics covered in this report include: People With Disabilities…
Rank this Week: 637

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Jan 25

    Free Report: What Is a Revocable Living Trust in California?

    Free Report: What Is a Revocable Living Trust in California?
    A revocable living trust is an asset transfer vehicle that can facilitate efficient asset distributions outside of the legal process of probate. This type of trust can be useful for people of relatively ordinary means. If you use a will…
  • Jan 25

    What Is the Difference Between a Revocable Living Trust and a Medicaid (Medi-Cal) Trust?

    What Is the Difference Between a Revocable Living Trust and a Medicaid (Medi-Cal) Trust?
    Medicaid is a need-based government health insurance program that will pay for long-term care. In California, the program is called Medi-Cal. Medicare will not pay for custodial care, so many people who were never financially needy ultimately…
  • Jan 24

    Free Report: What is the Annual Gift Tax Exclusion in California

    Free Report: What is the Annual Gift Tax Exclusion in California
    You have to be aware of federal transfer taxes when you are planning your estate. If you are exposed, there are steps that you can take to reduce the burden. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Federal Gift Tax Unlimited Marital…
Rank this Week: 3079

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/
Rank this Week: 4397

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/
  • Jan 25

    Changes to Taxation of Alter Ego and Joint Partner Trust

    Changes to Taxation of Alter Ego and Joint Partner Trust
    There are a number of significant changes to Canadian tax law that will have a significant impact on estate planning. I have written about the elimination of graduation income rates for testamentary trusts, including a post here. That change,…
  • Jan 17

    It’s Time for the Court of Appeal to Revisit its Formulation of "Rational and Valid Reasons" in Wills Variation Case

    It’s Time for the Court of Appeal to Revisit its Formulation of "Rational and Valid Reasons" in Wills Variation Case
    The Wills, Estates and Succession Act allows a will maker’s spouse or child to apply to court to vary a will if adequate provision has not been made for the spouse or child, in which case if the court finds that adequate provision has…
  • Jan 10

    Zeligs v. Jane

    Zeligs v. Jane
    Contests between siblings following the death of a parent over houses and bank accounts that were held jointly between the parent and one of the parent’s children are all too common. What happens is that a parent who was the sole owner…
Rank this Week: 147

KYEstates.com

KYEstates.com

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

http://kyestates.com
  • 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…
  • Jan 19

    A Sherlock Holmes Approach to Your Income Statement

    A Sherlock Holmes Approach to Your Income Statement
     I think “budgets” are the reason many more people don’t have a sensible strategy for reaching their financial goals. The word “budget” creates obstacles in two ways. First, budgets imply…
Rank this Week: 5056

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Jan 25

    Retitling Assets to Healthy Spouse to Qualify for Medicaid

    Retitling Assets to Healthy Spouse to Qualify for Medicaid
                It’s something I have written about in past blog posts but just last week we received a call from Mary on this exact issue.  Her husband, George, has…
  • Jan 18

    The ABLE Act – The Drawback

    The ABLE Act – The Drawback
                Last week I told you about the ABLE Act that was passed by Congress and signed by President Obama just before the Christmas holiday.  It sounds great, allowing disabled…
  • Jan 11

    The ABLE Act Passe

    The ABLE Act Passe
                Just before the Christmas holiday break, Congress passed, and then President Obama signed into law, the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (“the ABLE”…
Rank this Week: 2380

Tennessee Wills and Estates

Tennessee Wills and Estates

Provides commentary on wills, probate law and estate planning. By Jason A. Lee

http://www.tennesseewillsandestates.com
  • Jan 25

    How Should you Respond to a Request to Waive Bond, Inventory and Accounting in a Tennessee Estate?

    How Should you Respond to a Request to Waive Bond, Inventory and Accounting in a Tennessee Estate?
    Sometimes when a Tennessee probate estate is opened up, the attorney handling the estate will provide a request to the beneficiaries to waive bond, inventory and accounting [“Bond” is basically an insurance bond to protect the…
  • Jan 1

    Tennessee and Federal Estate Tax Exemptions Raised Today for 2015.

    Tennessee and Federal Estate Tax Exemptions Raised Today for 2015.
    Today the Tennessee Inheritance Tax exemption (for 2015) is raised to $5,000,000.00.  Next year the Tennessee Inheritance Tax will be abolished.  Starting January 1, 2016 (for those who die on or after that date) there will no…
  • Dec 6

    IRS Recently Announced 2015 Limits for Estate and Gift Tax Exemption

    IRS Recently Announced 2015 Limits for Estate and Gift Tax Exemption
    The IRS recently introduced certain cost of living adjustments to the consolidated federal estate and gift tax exemption.  The new federal estate and gift tax exemption will be $5.43 million dollars in 2015.  This is an…
Rank this Week: 3090

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

http://www.cheryldavid.com/blog/
  • Jan 24

    Pet Planning in North Carolina: Crafting an Effective Pet Trust

    Pet Planning in North Carolina: Crafting an Effective Pet Trust
    Pet Planning in North Carolina: Crafting An Effective Pet Trust from Cheryl David A trust cannot operate without having property it can use to pay the pet’s expenses. The property you choose to transfer to the trust is known as the…
  • Jan 19

    Pet Planning in North Carolina: Your Pet’s Future Without You

    Pet Planning in North Carolina: Your Pet’s Future Without You
    Pet Planning in North Carolina: Your Pet's Future Without You from Cheryl David A pet plan is a part of an estate plan that provides for the needs of your pets in the event you die or become incapacitated. Learn more about pet planning in…
  • Jan 13

    Debunking Some Common Living Trusts Myth

    Debunking Some Common Living Trusts Myth
    If you are a regular reader of our blog you already know that living trusts are a common element in many modern estate plans. However, you might also be under the influence of some common living trust myths that circulate in the general…
Rank this Week: 3785

Rhode Island Estate Planning and…

Rhode Island Estate Planning and Elder Law Blawg

Covers elder law, medicaid planning, disability planning, tax planning, guardianship, wills, trusts, asset protection, and probate. By Matthew Fabisch.

http://riestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 24

    Can I Give My Kids $14,000 a Year?

    Can I Give My Kids $14,000 a Year?
    If you have it to give, you certainly can, but there may be consequences should you apply for Medicaid long-term care coverage within five years after each gift.The $14,000 figure is the amount of the current gift tax exclusion (for…
  • Jan 21

    The Top 10 Elder Law Decisions of 2014

    The Top 10 Elder Law Decisions of 2014
    Below, in chronological order, is our annual roundup of the top 10 elder law decisions for the year just ended. Number three in the list, M.W., was a decision not of a court but of the Director of the New Jersey's Division…
  • Jan 4

    Review Your Estate Plan for a Secure New Year

    Review Your Estate Plan for a Secure New Year
    As we bask in the afterglow of a joyous holiday season and turn our thoughts to the new year a review of our estate plans is an essential step to make sure our assets are protected from creditors, taxing authorities, nursing homes, and others…
Rank this Week: 3728

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/
  • Jan 24

    Moving your Medicare Appeal to the Front of the Line

    Moving your Medicare Appeal to the Front of the Line
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE …
  • Jan 19

    A Best Law Firm

    A Best Law Firm
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE …
  • Jan 17

    Pennsylvania Aging Related Leaders Named

    Pennsylvania Aging Related Leaders Named
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE …
Rank this Week: 4799