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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 25

    Understanding the New Qualified Longevity Annuity Contract Regulation

    Understanding the New Qualified Longevity Annuity Contract Regulation
    It is important for retirees to know about how to use the new regulations on Qualified Longevity Annuity Contracts (QLACs). These contracts are essentially “wrappers” that house deferred income annuities (DIAs). This can permit…
  • May 25

    What Are Required Minimum Distributions During Retirement?

    What Are Required Minimum Distributions During Retirement?
    A person can find out what the required minimum distributions (RMDs) from a retirement plan are by visiting the IRS website and using the “Uniform Lifetime Table.” Most people use the Uniform Lifetime Table to calculate their RMDs. It…
  • May 25

    For Ultra Wealthy Clients Consider Setting Up A Family Foundation

    For Ultra Wealthy Clients Consider Setting Up A Family Foundation
    For families with vast wealth, there is often an impulse to use the money to further the various philanthropic causes family members might have. A wide variety of methods exist to bring these plans into action and one that should...
Rank this Week: 59

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Wisconsin Estate Planning

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

http://blog.tesarlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1753

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

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

    What Is the Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax?

    What Is the Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax?
    There are taxes on asset transfers in the United States. One of them is the generation-skipping transfer tax. This tax could potentially be levied on asset transfers to relatives who are more than one generation younger than you. It can also…
  • May 24

    What is Connecticut Qualified Domestic Trust

    What is Connecticut Qualified Domestic Trust
    What is Connecticut Qualified Domestic Trust from Barry D Horowitz The estate tax is not applicable on asset transfers between spouses You could use the unlimited marital deduction to transfer any amount of property to your spouse free of…
  • May 20

    Safely Store Important Information

    Safely Store Important Information
    The process of estate planning extends into incapacity planning is well, so it is important to see a complete picture when you are making preparations for the future. Ultimately the objective is to make sure that things are in place for your…
Rank this Week: 3327

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/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day 2015

    Memorial Day 2015
    On Veterans Day, November 11, we remember all of those who have served in the United States military. However, on Memorial Day, the third Monday in May, we remember all of those who have given "the last full measure" in their…
  • May 22

    When a Disability Derails Your Retirement Plan

    When a Disability Derails Your Retirement Plan
    So, you had your eye on a retirement future, but an unexpected disability changed everything. What now?
  • May 21

    Of Guardians and Conservators - The Case of Bobbi Kristina Brown

    Of Guardians and Conservators - The Case of Bobbi Kristina Brown
    Remember when Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, was found "unresponsive" in a bathtub back in January 2015? She is not "progressing," but her case illustrates the difference…
Rank this Week: 599

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • May 25

    The Impact of Caregiving on Adult Children Who Care for Their Parent

    The Impact of Caregiving on Adult Children Who Care for Their Parent
    As life expectancy continues to rise and medical costs increase, many adult children who take on the responsibility of caring for their aging parents are finding themselves faced with quite a dilemma. Because many simply don’t have the…
  • May 22

    Top 3 Estate Planning Must Have

    Top 3 Estate Planning Must Have
    Regardless of a family’s financial situation and assets, estate planning is an important matter that should be addressed ahead of time. While there is a common misconception that this is reserved only for the wealthy with a laundry list…
  • May 20

    Knowing The Breakeven Point… A Must When Pre-Planning!

    Knowing The Breakeven Point… A Must When Pre-Planning!
    This week I’m sharing a blog on Medicaid from Dave Zumpano, who focuses in Medicaid planning. I’ll be sharing Medicaid blogs from Dave Zumpano monthly in this space. Now, here’s Dave’s blog: Blog Author: David J.…
Rank this Week: 3956

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3321

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/
  • May 25

    3 Reasons to Choose a Non-Family Trustee

    3 Reasons to Choose a Non-Family Trustee
    Creating a trust generally involves the intention of preserving assets for loved ones. Benefiting from a trust’s preservation might not be possible if the trust is not maintained properly. One of the many responsibilities of a trustee…
  • May 24

    Opportunities for 529 College Savings Plan

    Opportunities for 529 College Savings Plan
    529 College Savings Plans consistently offer long-term tax-deferred growth for future students. As a savings tool, 529 plans come with a few restrictions. For one, contributions must be made with after-tax dollars. (Some state-level…
  • May 23

    Tax Concerns for New Domicile

    Tax Concerns for New Domicile
    Living in one state while claiming domicile in another could offer many benefits depending on the jurisdictions. Tax benefits are generally a prime factor when an individual considers claiming domicile outside their resident state.…
Rank this Week: 4588

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/
  • May 24

    Estate Planning Considerations for Your TFSA

    Estate Planning Considerations for Your TFSA
    I recently came across an article titled TFSA Designations May Cause Estate Planning Problems written by Amin Mawani and published by Advisor.ca. The article highlights some important estate planning considerations for TFSA account holders.…
  • May 21

    Once again, costs are hard to order where a winner isn’t clear.

    Once again, costs are hard to order where a winner isn’t clear.
    There’s a new costs endorsement that features another common situation in relation to trustee accounts – what proportion (if any) should be paid out of the trust and how should costs be assessed between the trustee and the…
  • May 21

    Hull on Estates #419 – Communication with experts and disclosure of draft

    Hull on Estates #419 – Communication with experts and disclosure of draft
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/kirsten/HOE_419_FINAL.mp3 This week on Hull on Estates, Jonathon Kappy and Andrea Buncic discuss the recent decision of Moore v. Gatahun, 2015 ONCA 55, and counsels’ permissible communications with expert…
Rank this Week: 235

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • May 24

    What Is the Current State of Nursing Home Costs in California?

    What Is the Current State of Nursing Home Costs in California?
    Every person who is serious about the implementation of a plan for aging should take nursing home costs quite seriously. People often overlook the matter for two different reasons. For one, they assume that Medicare will pay for long-term…
  • May 22

    Do Elder Law Attorneys Practice in Other Areas?

    Do Elder Law Attorneys Practice in Other Areas?
    The area of elder law is a legal specialty that is quite relevant at the present time. There is an unprecedented aging of the population underway due to the fact that the baby boomers are attaining senior citizen status. Elder law attorneys…
  • May 22

    Free Report: What Questions Should I Ask a California Elder Law Attorney

    Free Report: What Questions Should I Ask a California Elder Law Attorney
    Elder law attorneys are legal professionals who focus their practice on assisting senior citizens with the legal problems they face. When you consult with an elder law attorney, you can create an intelligent and informed plan that leads to a…
Rank this Week: 3316

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • May 24

    Dangers of the Due on Transfer Clause (Part 2)

    Dangers of the Due on Transfer Clause (Part 2)
                Last week I was telling you about George’s problem.  He had transferred his home to a trust to protect it but then received a letter from the bank referring to…
  • May 17

    Dangers of the Due on Transfer Clause

    Dangers of the Due on Transfer Clause
                To follow up on the same topic of the past two weeks, transferring the home, recently we received a call from George regarding the transfer of his home to a trust.  He…
  • May 10

    Thinking about transferring your home to your children? (Part 2)

    Thinking about transferring your home to your children? (Part 2)
                Last week I told you about Jamie’s mistake.  Mom and Dad transferred their home to Jamie 7 years ago to protect it from Medicaid’s spend down…
Rank this Week: 2617

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/
  • May 24

    Fargey v. Fargey

    Fargey v. Fargey
    If you want to ensure that your child or grandchild (or any other beneficiary) will not have control over an inheritance from you until he or she attains a more mature age than nineteen, the age of majority in British Columbia, then it is…
  • May 16

    Re Beck Estate

    Re Beck Estate
    In a previous post, I wrote about the first reported case applying section 58 of the Will, Estates and Succession Act. This section allows the court to give effect to a “record, document, or writing or marking on a will or other…
  • Apr 25

    2015 Federal Budget Contains Changes to Tax Free Savings Accounts and Registered Retirement Income Fund

    2015 Federal Budget Contains Changes to Tax Free Savings Accounts and Registered Retirement Income Fund
    The 2015 Canadian Federal Government’s Budget released on April 21, 2015 does not appear to contain any changes that will have an impact on trusts or estate-planning (perhaps mercifully given the problems created by the 2014 Budget).…
Rank this Week: 697

KYEstates.com

KYEstates.com

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

http://kyestates.com
  • May 23

    Managing Volatility: Inheritance Strategies for the Lower Upper Cla

    Managing Volatility: Inheritance Strategies for the Lower Upper Cla
    This week I’ve been reading Claire Tomalin’s Jane Austen: A Life. That’s risky for me to admit, as surveys show the female/male ratio of “Janeites” runs about 25:1. Mockery from readers may be unavoidable, and…
  • May 16

    Managing Abundance: Inheritance Strategies of the Upper Cla

    Managing Abundance: Inheritance Strategies of the Upper Cla
    Broadly speaking, I have observed Upper Class families use three types of inheritance strategies: deferral, ad hoc gifts, and income streams. Deferral is a traditional strategy: pay to raise and educate your child, and then give them not very…
  • May 9

    How Inheritance Affects Adult Children: A Tale of Three Classe

    How Inheritance Affects Adult Children: A Tale of Three Classe
    Although class is discussed frequently and openly in Britain, it makes many of us on this side of the Pond uncomfortable. Even so, class in America has been covered humorously by Paul Fussell, and with great color and insight by the…
Rank this Week: 4774

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/
  • May 23

    Documents your 18-year-old need

    Documents your 18-year-old need
    Has your child turned 18? Then he's an adult, says the law - even if he's still on your insurance plan, even if you're paying his tuition, even if he's living in your house and you're doing his laundry. From a legal perspective, your…
  • May 22

    Documents your 18-year-old should have

    Documents your 18-year-old should have
    Has your child turned 18? Then he's an adult, says the law - even if he's still on your insurance plan, even if you're paying his tuition, even if he's living in your house and you're doing his laundry. From a legal perspective, your parental…
  • May 19

    "Still Alice" brings Alzheimer's Disease into the spotlight

    "Still Alice" brings Alzheimer's Disease into the spotlight
    I am a little late with this blog post, because there have been so many changes in the law over the past weeks that I had to tell you about first.  I offer a belated congratulations to Julianne Moore, who in late February nabbed this…
Rank this Week: 666

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/
  • May 22

    BB King estate fight could get pretty ugly

    BB King estate fight could get pretty ugly
    It seems that yet another celebrity estate is headed for court. Apparently even though legendary blues artist B.B. King has only just passed away, his children are already fighting over control of  his estate. The National Post has a story…
  • May 22

    If your spouse dies, leaves you nothing and gives it all to his kids, should you contest the will?

    If your spouse dies, leaves you nothing and gives it all to his kids, should you contest the will?
    If your spouse dies and leaves you nothing and leaves everything to his/her kids from a previous marriage, should you contest the will? What if you're unwell and can't work? This is a question I hear frequently from many readers, with a…
  • May 10

    8 steps to take if you've been widowed

    8 steps to take if you've been widowed
    Once the shock of being widowed has worn off a bit, it's time to take some steps to get your own affairs in order. It's important that you straighten out legal matters to reflect your new situation, in order to avoid issues and complications…
Rank this Week: 908

Long Island Estate Planning…

Long Island Estate Planning Questions & Answers

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

http://longislandestatesattorney.com/faqs/
  • May 22

    Is a Long Island Trustee Entitled to Commissions Every Year?

    Is a Long Island Trustee Entitled to Commissions Every Year?
    When someone is appointed trustee, they are taking on a lot of responsibilities. Besides simply making trust payouts, the trustee must also make sure that they do certain things such as making wise investments with the trust principal,…
  • May 8

    Does There Have To Be A Reading Of The Will On Long Island?

    Does There Have To Be A Reading Of The Will On Long Island?
    There is a recurring TV show and movie scene when a character dies, where the family of the decedent gathers in the lawyer’s office, or the lawyer meets with the family, and the deceased person’s will is read in some dramatic…
  • Apr 22

    What is Mental Incompetence for a Long Island Will Contest?

    What is Mental Incompetence for a Long Island Will Contest?
    Understanding Testamentary Capacity Many people assume that because their loved one has mental issues that it meant that they would not have the capability to sign a will. This would be a reasonable assumption considering that one must have a…
Rank this Week: 3851

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covers asset protection, estate planning, probate and income tax planning. By Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill P.A.

http://www.sbshlaw.com/blog
  • May 22

    Where Did All the Time Go?

    Where Did All the Time Go?
    I’m writing this column from my hotel room outside Boston where I’ve just moved my oldest daughter Gabi out of her Brandeis University dormitory room, as her spring semester just ended. I’ve worked my tail off, helping her…
  • May 15

    Inherited IRA Distribution

    Inherited IRA Distribution
    When a beneficiary other than a spouse inherits an IRA, there’s a lot to consider. In today’s column I’m going to review some of these rules which should serve to underscore why IRA planning is important in anyone’s…
  • May 8

    Johnny as Sally’s Trustee

    Johnny as Sally’s Trustee
    Should you ever make one of your adult children a gatekeeper to another adult child’s inheritance? My short answer is an emphatic, “NO!” I’ve had similar conversations on this topic with a variety of clients over the…
Rank this Week: 677

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

Covers corporate trustees, compensation disputes, contested guardianship proceedings, creditors' claims, homestead litigation, will construction litigation, and trust and estates litigation. By Juan C. Antunez.

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 287

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • May 22

    Illinois Joint Tenancy Law Liberalized

    Illinois Joint Tenancy Law Liberalized
    The creation of and the termination of rights of parties who hold title to property as joint tenants have been liberalized in Illinois. In the case of Sathoff v. Sutter, 373 Ill. 3d App. 795, 869 N.E.2d 354 (Fifth District, 2007), the…
  • May 15

    Wills vs. Trust

    Wills vs. Trust
    Wills and Trusts are useful estate planning devices which serve different purposes. Both work together to create a complete estate plan. One main difference between a Will and a Trust is that a Will goes into effect only after you die, while…
  • May 9

    Chicago Law & Updating Your Estate Plan

    Chicago Law & Updating Your Estate Plan
    Once you have created an estate plan, it is important to keep it up to date. The following is a list of events which may trigger an estate plan update. Whether it is your first marriage or a later marriage, you may need to update your estate…
Rank this Week: 4320

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

Covers building, protecting and distributing wealth. By Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP.

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • May 22

    Undue Influence – Tripped Up in Court

    Undue Influence – Tripped Up in Court
    Recently a Missouri jury resolved a deceased real estate magnate’s estate by finding his socialite widow had used undue influence to gain control of his company. The “high-stakes drama” had a cast of characters, that…
  • May 20

    Greg Lutje Featured on CREW Portland Website

    Greg Lutje Featured on CREW Portland Website
    The post Greg Lutje Featured on CREW Portland Website appeared first on Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP..
  • May 14

    Is Picasso Coming to Portland?

    Is Picasso Coming to Portland?
    On Monday, May 11, 2015 Pablo Picasso’s oil painting, “Women of Algiers (Version O)” sold for an astonishing, and record breaking, $179.4 million, inclusive of buyer’s premium, at Christy’s in New York. …
Rank this Week: 1042

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate…

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate Blog

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

http://www.clarkskatoff.com/news-resources/blog/
  • May 22

    Power of Attorney Not Authorized for Self Dealing

    Power of Attorney Not Authorized for Self Dealing
    A power of attorney is a legal document is a legal document delegating authority from one person to another.  Recently, the Supreme Court of South Dakota provided yet another example of how important the language contained within this…
  • May 19

    2015 Amendments to Florida Probate Code and Florida Trust Code

    2015 Amendments to Florida Probate Code and Florida Trust Code
    The Florida Probate Code and the Florida Trust Code govern the administration of estates and trusts under Florida law.  These codes establish the mechanisms and procedures for the collection and subsequent distribution of assets to the…
  • May 19

    Supreme Court Holds 401(k) Plan Trustees Have Ongoing Duty To Monitor

    Supreme Court Holds 401(k) Plan Trustees Have Ongoing Duty To Monitor
    All too often pension-plan participants (employees and retirees) are left in the dark about the fees and expenses associated with the mutual funds selected for their company’s plan, whether it is a 401(k) savings plan or otherwise.…
Rank this Week: 2836

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

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

http://www.texaswillsandtrustslaw.com
  • May 22

    Who Inherits If The Beneficiary Of My Will Dies Before Me?

    Who Inherits If The Beneficiary Of My Will Dies Before Me?
    Although it’s unpleasant to consider, there is a possibility that those whom you’d like to benefit in your Will may not survive you. For example, you may wish to give all your worldly possessions to your spouse, but he or she may…
  • May 13

    Can A Biological Sibling of an Adopted Child Inherit Under the Texas Intestacy Statute

    Can A Biological Sibling of an Adopted Child Inherit Under the Texas Intestacy Statute
    I recently got a note someone whose biological brother had been given up for adoption while he was a baby. His brother had just died in Texas without a Will. He wondered whether he was entitled to a share of brother’s estate. Section…
  • May 8

    The Top 10 Reasons Why You Need An Estate Plan

    The Top 10 Reasons Why You Need An Estate Plan
    A recent survey found that approximately two-thirds of Americans don’t have a wills, and even fewer have power of attorneys or health care directives. Are you one of them? The survey suggests that the primary reasons why so few have…
Rank this Week: 1734

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.connecticutestateplanningattorneysblog.com/
  • May 22

    4 Medicaid Catastrophes You Can Avoid

    4 Medicaid Catastrophes You Can Avoid
    by Carmine Perri You want to apply for Medicaid – a complicated process – but you’ve heard that hiring an attorney specializing in Medicaid planning is expensive. So why not use one of those new services that say…
  • May 15

    Nursing Home Resident Rights: Know Them, Stand Up for Them

    Nursing Home Resident Rights: Know Them, Stand Up for Them
    By Carmine Perri If you or your loved one is in a nursing home, you need to know your rights! Once you understand what they are, you can better stand up for them. Just as you are protected in your own home by a set of laws, residents of…
  • May 8

    Assessing an Elder Law Attorney’s Credentials: What is a CELA?

    Assessing an Elder Law Attorney’s Credentials: What is a CELA?
    By Brendan F. Daly, CELA* The practice of elder law is unique – it is not exclusive to a specific substantive area of law—such as bankruptcy. Rather, a reputable elder law attorney is proficient in several substantive areas that…
Rank this Week: 2619

KEYTLaw

KEYTLaw

Covers Arizona and federal laws.

http://www.keytlaw.com/blog
  • May 22

    FBI Admits Patriot Act Snooping Worthle

    FBI Admits Patriot Act Snooping Worthle
    Washington Times:  “FBI agents can’t point to any major terrorism cases they’ve cracked thanks to the key snooping powers in the Patriot Act, the Justice Department’s inspector general said in a report Thursday…
  • May 15

    Feds Charge Developer Alex Papas with Fraud, Conspiracy

    Feds Charge Developer Alex Papas with Fraud, Conspiracy
    Arizona Republic:  “An Arizona real-estate developer was arrested last week on fraud and bankruptcy charges stemming from an alleged scheme to hide $17 million in assets.  Alex Papakyriakou, also known as Alex Papas, 57, of…
  • May 14

    IRS Refunds $107,000 It Lifted from Business Man

    IRS Refunds $107,000 It Lifted from Business Man
    Fox News:  “Lyndon McLellan fought the law — and apparently, he won.  The North Carolina business owner for months has been battling the federal government after IRS agents last fall seized $107,000 from him, under a…
Rank this Week: 340

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/
  • May 22

    Idaho Elder Law - Long Term Care for Veterans & Their Spouse

    Idaho Elder Law - Long Term Care for Veterans & Their Spouse
    Soldier with FlagMany wartime veterans and their surviving spouses are currently receiving long-term care or will need some type of long-term care in the near future. The Veterans Administration has funds that are available to help pay for…
  • May 21

    Idaho Estate Planning - Spring Clean Your Financial Life

    Idaho Estate Planning - Spring Clean Your Financial Life
    When life gets busy it’s easy to become more passive about managing your bank accounts and credit cards by letting receipts, bills and statements pile up. Even if you regularly keep up with your finances, it can be beneficial to take a…
  • May 20

    Idaho Estate Planning - Conservatorship, Guardianship, What's the Diff?

    Idaho Estate Planning - Conservatorship, Guardianship, What's the Diff?
    Conservators must be bonded for the value of all income and personal property of the person, and guardians also may be required to post bond.
Rank this Week: 1254

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • May 22

    Will Google?s recent update to the way it displays mobile search results affect trademark owners?

    Will Google?s recent update to the way it displays mobile search results affect trademark owners?
    In the new Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD attorney John W. Scruton discussed the recent "mobile-friendly" update from Google. Read his advice below and don’t miss our monthly Legal Forum Column in Louisville…
  • May 21

    Litigation Lesson: Preserving Jurisdiction after Dismissal [VIDEO]

    Litigation Lesson: Preserving Jurisdiction after Dismissal [VIDEO]
    Does a trial court lose jurisdiction to enforce a settlement agreement after a case is dismissed by the parties? The Ohio Supreme Court recently answered this question, definitively providing an important Litigation Lesson for trial…
  • May 20

    Indiana: Wrap-Up of 2015 Real Estate-Related Legislation

    Indiana: Wrap-Up of 2015 Real Estate-Related Legislation
    After this spring’s legislative session, Governor Mike Pence signed into Indiana law the following real estate-related legislation: Public Law 88 – Limited Liability Arising From TrespassingPublic Law 88 provides that a person,…
Rank this Week: 3266

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
  • May 22

    Two Year Blogiversary

    Two Year Blogiversary
    Two years ago we rolled out the welcome mat for this blog. And here we are 80 posts later! On last year’s blogiversary I shared 5 Things About Our Blog. Today I want to share some numbers and stats. If you run any kind of website or…
  • May 12

    Ernie Banks Estate, Part 4: Citations to Discover and Recover

    Ernie Banks Estate, Part 4: Citations to Discover and Recover
    Cubs legend Ernie Banks died nearly 4 months ago, but his estate continues to make headlines as new facts and twists trickle out in the legal wrangling between his caretaker and his family. The ultimate battle has yet to begin — a will…
  • May 4

    The Four Phases of a Revocable Living Trust

    The Four Phases of a Revocable Living Trust
    Sometimes the best way to understand a concept is to break it down into different phases over time. I think this construct works well for understanding estate planning with a revocable living trust, which serves varying goals and purposes at…
Rank this Week: 3352

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Revoking an Old Will or Trust

    Revoking an Old Will or Trust
    When a person executes a subsequent testamentary document, it is prudent to clearly revoke the old document or ensure that the old one is destroyed. This applies to either a trust or will. Although the cases I've seen typically involve a…
  • May 8

    Trustee Accounting & Res Judicata

    Trustee Accounting & Res Judicata
    When an aggrieved party seeks judicial redress, he or she generally has one chance to remedy the issue. In simple terms, a litigant has "one bite at the apple." He or she cannot continuously re-litigate the matter if all the facts have been…
  • Apr 29

    The Harsh Consequences of Intestacy - Estate of Britel

    The Harsh Consequences of Intestacy - Estate of Britel
    Intestacy, the consequence of a person not writing a will, can result in harsh consequences. For example, the decedent might have despised an heir who otherwise inherits from their estate just for the sheer fact that the heir is next of kin.…
Rank this Week: 678

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • May 21

    Fighting Virginia Radar Based on Odometer

    Fighting Virginia Radar Based on Odometer
    I’ve had people ask me this question and I don’t know where it’s coming from, but it simply is not relevant in Virginia. Let’s take a look at what defense options you DO have. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2015.…
  • May 11

    Will You Get Arrested if You Refuse the Roadside Breath Test?

    Will You Get Arrested if You Refuse the Roadside Breath Test?
    It’s possible. But the only way the preliminary breath test can help you is if you blow below a .08. As you’ll recall, the roadside breath test (or “preliminary breath test”) is the test that the officer offers you on…
  • May 7

    What is the Virginia Marijuana First Offender Program?

    What is the Virginia Marijuana First Offender Program?
    If you’re charged with possession of marijuana in Virginia, and this is the first time you’ve been through this situation you may be eligible for what we would call the first offender program.   This program is enabled by…
Rank this Week: 1147

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • May 21

    Just the Fees Please: How Much Should Your California Trustee Charge?

    Just the Fees Please: How Much Should Your California Trustee Charge?
    Most Trusts allow Trustees to pay themselves “reasonable” fees for the work they do, but what is reasonable?  That depends on the type of Trustee you have.  In this video, Keith Davidson discusses some of the issues…
  • May 14

    Top 5 Must Know Facts for your California Undue Influence Case

    Top 5 Must Know Facts for your California Undue Influence Case
    If you have an undue influence claim, here are the top five things you must consider in bringing your claim in court: 1.  It’s a Two-Headed Monster Starting January 1, 2014, the definition of undue influence was unified under…
  • May 7

    Who Owns Your Money, You or Your Child? California Joint Tenancy Account Rule

    Who Owns Your Money, You or Your Child? California Joint Tenancy Account Rule
    In California, as in every other state, you can create a joint tenancy account with anyone you like, including a friend, caretake, or child.  And most people know that a joint account automatically transfers to the surviving joint…
Rank this Week: 1076

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/
  • May 21

    Association Lien Releases Two Witnesses Required On Lien Release

    Association Lien Releases Two Witnesses Required On Lien Release
    HB 7037 took effect on July 1, 2014.  It amended Florida Statute §§718.116 by adding a statutory form release of lien. Note that the general rule in Florida is that an instrument creating a lien on real property does NOT…
  • May 21

    GCF’s Sandra Rennick and Dillon Roberts assist in selling Russell Concrete, Inc.

    GCF’s Sandra Rennick and Dillon Roberts assist in selling Russell Concrete, Inc.
    In December, Sandra Rennick and Dillon Roberts assisted the Russell family in the sale of Russell Concrete, Inc. The sale included two plants, associated equipment, and approximately twenty-five acres of industrial real property. One of the…
  • May 21

    GCF’s Labor & Employment Team Successfully Represented The Indian River County School District

    GCF’s Labor & Employment Team Successfully Represented The Indian River County School District
    GCF’s Labor & Employment law team successfully represented the Indian River County School District in a teacher discipline case before the local school board.  The favorable result was appealed to the Fourth District Court of…
Rank this Week: 2857

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 21

    Medicaid Declined My Coverage

    Medicaid Declined My Coverage
    One of the more confusing aspects of Medicaid is that because it’s a state program, no two programs are ever alike. Many may read an article and realize it’s applicable in only one state. Each state has its own program, guidelines…
  • May 19

    Retirement Planning and Women

    Retirement Planning and Women
    Retirement planning means different things to different people. For women, it especially has a different sense to it. The stakes can sometimes be higher, partly because they outlive their husbands more often than not. So not only are women…
  • May 14

    Financial Elder Abuse and the Power of Attorney

    Financial Elder Abuse and the Power of Attorney
    No one wants to look at their little ones and think to themselves that they could grow up someday and become the kind of adult who would abuse their parents. Sadly, it happens all too often. Even if it’s not an adult child, financial…
Rank this Week: 3978

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: 1075

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • May 21

    Why Would I Want to Avoid Probate?

    Why Would I Want to Avoid Probate?
    The process of probate can come into play when you are in direct possession of property at the time of your passing. If you had no estate planning documents at all, the probate court would use intestate succession laws to determine how your…
  • May 19

    Medicaid Planning: What Can the Healthy Spouse Keep?

    Medicaid Planning: What Can the Healthy Spouse Keep?
    The Medicaid planning may seem like something that is not going to be important for you if you are going to retire with resources as a Medicare recipient. The reason why Medicaid is in fact relevant to many elders is because Medicare does not…
  • May 16

    Do I Pay Minnesota Taxes When Someone Leaves Me Money

    Do I Pay Minnesota Taxes When Someone Leaves Me Money
    Do I Pay Minnesota Taxes When Someone Leaves Me Money from Raymond German There is no federal inheritance tax, but six states in the union impose state-level inheritance taxes. Learn more about Pay Minnesota Taxes in this presentation.
Rank this Week: 3388

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/
  • May 21

    What Is the Look-Back Period for Medi-Cal Eligibility?

    What Is the Look-Back Period for Medi-Cal Eligibility?
    Elder care is a very pressing issue at the present time, because long-term care is very expensive. The majority of senior citizens are someday going to need living assistance, so this is something to take seriously when you are looking ahead…
  • May 19

    What Is Digital Estate Planning?

    What Is Digital Estate Planning?
    A well constructed estate plan will leave behind a turnkey situation for the surviving family members. If you want to be comprehensively prepared, you need to consider every detail. With this in mind, we will look at digital estate planning…
  • May 14

    Is It Effective Medi-Cal Planning to Add Someone’s Name to Your Bank Account? (An Elder Law Today Blog)

    Is It Effective Medi-Cal Planning to Add Someone’s Name to Your Bank Account? (An Elder Law Today Blog)
    Don’t you hate to be the bearer of bad news? We all do. Unfortunately, sometimes we just can’t avoid it. Consider the following situation: Last month I had an appointment with Mrs. Jones. Her husband was diagnosed with…
Rank this Week: 1835

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • May 20

    When Is an Estate Tax Return Due?

    When Is an Estate Tax Return Due?
    When an individual dies, he or she leaves behind and estate. The estate may be valuable and full of complex assets or modest and include only simple assets; however, almost everyone leaves behind some type of estate assets. It should come as…
  • May 19

    The Nursing Home Is Offering to Do a Living Will for Me. Is that O.K.?

    The Nursing Home Is Offering to Do a Living Will for Me. Is that O.K.?
    In most states in the United States, including the State of Illinois, individuals have the right to execute a living will. Each state determines what decisions may be made in a living will as well as the language and formalities required to…
  • May 15

    Why It Is Important to Decide Who Gets the Sentimental Assets in Your Estate Plan

    Why It Is Important to Decide Who Gets the Sentimental Assets in Your Estate Plan
    When you hear about a Will contest you probably envision a multi-million dollar estate with heirs battling it out in probate court for the family mansion or the decedent’s stock portfolio. While those cases certainly do happen, it is…
Rank this Week: 3336

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 20

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • May 20

    How to Discuss Estate Planning with Your Parent

    How to Discuss Estate Planning with Your Parent
    Talking about financial matters with your parents is probably not easy. By the same token, talking about the inevitable death of your parents is probably not something you want to do; however, sitting down with you parents and discussing…
  • May 19

    Texas History – Do You Know the Name of Judge Roy Bean’s Combination Courtroom and Saloon?

    Texas History – Do You Know the Name of Judge Roy Bean’s Combination Courtroom and Saloon?
    Judge Roy Bean’s combination courtroom and saloon, known as the Jersey Lily, was located along the Rio Grande in a desolate stretch of the Chihuahuan Desert of Southwest Texas. Bean did not allow hung juries or appeals, and jurors, who…
Rank this Week: 1832

Nevada Trust Reporter

Nevada Trust Reporter

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

http://blog.trustprovident.com/
  • May 20

    NewRetirement.com Interviews CEO Theresa Fette

    NewRetirement.com Interviews CEO Theresa Fette
    Source: Editorial Team, New Retirement Las Vegas’s Provident Trust Group gives the retiree the tools to best prepare for retirement in today’s economy, and takes it even one step further, allowing their clients to monitor and…
  • May 18

    CSO Nate Wheatley Featured on CBS Local

    CSO Nate Wheatley Featured on CBS Local
    Source: Debbie Hall, CBS Local  Nate Wheatley, Chief Strategy Officer of Provident Trust Group, has held several high-level positions, including partner at various law firms and active-duty member of the U.S. Army for five years with a…
  • May 12

    5 Surprises Of Retirement Income Planning

    5 Surprises Of Retirement Income Planning
    Source: David A. Littell and Jamie Patrick Hopkins, Forbes As Americans grow older they are faced with many decisions. Retirement income planning is one of them. Preparation for the future is important when you are deciding on whether or not…
Rank this Week: 3568

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

Northern Kentucky Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.fsgattorneys.com/blog
  • May 20

    DUI cases handled by experienced Ft. Thomas Attorney

    DUI cases handled by experienced Ft. Thomas Attorney
    Yaa, Memorial Day weekend, our first four-day weekend of the summer is finally here! We are looking forward to the first cookouts and time with family and friends. The get togethers will be fun and the outdoor time awesome. The food, the…
  • May 14

    Attorneys in Ft. Thomas Selected by Client

    Attorneys in Ft. Thomas Selected by Client
    Most people are not aware that there are organizations tracking the performance of attorneys. These organizations have the people affected by the attorneys comment on the lawyer’s strengths and weaknesses.   No one is more affected…
  • May 13

    Business Attorneys in Ft. Thoma

    Business Attorneys in Ft. Thoma
    You have a skill, a niche product, a trade, or some other marketable commodity. You have decided that you want to start your own business. Perhaps you have one or two partners helping you start the business. You have all the details worked…
Rank this Week: 3297

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/
  • May 20

    State Pension Can Trim Security Pay

    State Pension Can Trim Security Pay
    Question: What are the rules that regulate when your Social Security check will be reduced because you also receive a state pension? The post State Pension Can Trim Security Pay appeared first on JacksonWhite Elder Law Attorneys.
  • May 8

    Long-term Care Denials Not Permanent

    Long-term Care Denials Not Permanent
    Question: My father was hospitalized about a year ago and the hospital social worker filed an Arizona Long Term Care System application on his behalf, but ALTCS denied the application. Recently, we started looking for longterm placement for…
  • Apr 27

    Beneficiary Deed Overrides Will

    Beneficiary Deed Overrides Will
    Question: Prior to her death, my mom prepared a simple will outlining her wishes to divide her property equally between me and my siblings. When I was cleaning out her drawers, however, I found a beneficiary deed that purported to give me her…
Rank this Week: 3166

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/
  • May 20

    Nevada Standby Guardianship Law

    Nevada Standby Guardianship Law
    There is a unique area of guardianship law referred to as “standby” or “pre-need” guardianship, which allows for the special transfer of child custody in specific situations.  Each state has its own…
  • May 6

    Estate Planning After a Divorce

    Estate Planning After a Divorce
    When couples go through a divorce, emotional and financial strain is often significant.  Estate planning is probably the last thing on either person’s mind.  Nevertheless, it is very important to revisit your estate plan after…
  • Apr 21

    Keeping Distribution of an Estate Out of the Public Eye

    Keeping Distribution of an Estate Out of the Public Eye
    Often, members of the gay community are concerned about privacy when it comes to how they choose to leave their estate to, after death.  Indeed, privacy is a common concern for most clients.  Since there are so many options in…
Rank this Week: 3977

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
  • May 20

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area

    Don’t Dodge—Defuse: Use Your Opening Statement to Handle Problem Area
    Almost every case has problems—sometimes they are analogous to bombs waiting to drop on your case. The key is whether you show them to the jury and simultaneously defuse them, or whether the opposition drops them with glee. One of the…
  • May 18

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?

    What If the Ex-Spouse Hits the Jackpot?
    A couple gets divorced and one is ordered to pay spousal support to the other. But then the one getting support hits the lottery, inherits a lot of money, or has some other financial windfall. Is the support payer off the hook? Here’s…
  • May 15

    8 Things You Can Do to Take Your Law Career to the Next Level

    8 Things You Can Do to Take Your Law Career to the Next Level
    The following is a guest blog post by Anabella Q. Bonfa. Ms. Bonfa is a litigator with Wellman & Warren LLP and has built a reputation for handling business and partnership disputes, theft of trade secrets, and unfair competition. She…
Rank this Week: 1899

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/
  • May 20

    Does a Contract Have to Be in Writing to be Enforceable?

    Does a Contract Have to Be in Writing to be Enforceable?
    The answer – it depends. The general rule is that in order to be enforceable, contracts do not have to be in writing unless they are required to be in writing by law. So, what constitutes a contract? The basic elements of a contract…
  • May 6

    Web Development Pitfalls and Legal Issues to Address When Someone Else Creates or Manages Your Business Website

    Web Development Pitfalls and Legal Issues to Address When Someone Else Creates or Manages Your Business Website
    Imagine the following scenario: It’s Monday morning and you open your web browser and type the domain name of your website into the address bar. You want to send a link to a blog post that may be of interest to a customer. Instead of…
  • May 1

    Who Owns This Blog Post?

    Who Owns This Blog Post?
    As a lawyer who blogs who is interested in the law as it pertains to bloggers, answering this question seems like a good place to start for a series of posts on Internet Law. The answer to the above question, as you might imagine, depends on…
Rank this Week: 1538

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and probate. By Noreen Murphy.

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • May 20

    Nursing Homes Replacing Hospitals for Primary Senior Care

    Nursing Homes Replacing Hospitals for Primary Senior Care
    We always hear about the rising number of Americans who turn to hospitals (particularly Emergency Rooms) as their primary source of healthcare. Likewise, we hear a lot about the constantly rising costs of nursing homes in America —…
  • May 13

    10 Ways to Live Longer (And They’re Easier Than You Think)

    10 Ways to Live Longer (And They’re Easier Than You Think)
    I write a lot in this blog about the ever-expanding lifespan of the average American, and much of that is thanks to truly incredible developments in medical science over the past few years. But living longer can be a personal victory too.…
  • May 6

    Apple and the Tech Giants Want to Revolutionize Elder Care

    Apple and the Tech Giants Want to Revolutionize Elder Care
    Giants are on the loose, and they have their eyes set on seniors… in a good way. View image | gettyimages.com The titans of the tech industry, Apple and Google among them, have decided to make elder care one of their next big targets…
Rank this Week: 4122

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.dutcher-zatkowsky.com
  • May 20

    You May Be Able To Deduct Some Estate Planning Cost

    You May Be Able To Deduct Some Estate Planning Cost
    Are estate planning costs allowed to be deducted? View image | gettyimages.com According to a column on lowellsun.com, some are. It says the IRS allows deduction of your legal fees and costs, but only if the estate planning is related to…
  • May 13

    Is Older Really Wiser?

    Is Older Really Wiser?
    Some mental facilities truly do get better with age. View image | gettyimages.com Sure, older people do tend to know more than younger people — they’ve been alive longer. They score better on vocabulary tests and do better on…
  • May 6

    Ways To Prevent Dementia

    Ways To Prevent Dementia
    There may be some things you can do to prevent dementia from setting in. View image | gettyimages.com A story on spring.org.uk lists a few simple things that you can do that improve reasoning, problem solving and mental processing speed,…
Rank this Week: 4688

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • May 20

    Compensation for Sports Injuries in Canada

    Compensation for Sports Injuries in Canada
    Hockey has long been Canada’s national sport and players at the top of their game take to the ice with the intent to win games, often aggressively playing leading to bitter scuffles and hard slams, which, despite the ample protection,…
  • May 19

    Legal Stretch: Bringing Yoga to Vic West Park for a Good Cause

    Legal Stretch: Bringing Yoga to Vic West Park for a Good Cause
    Helena Mitchell is part of the Lambert and Williams team working as a legal assistant with our lawyers – at work she brings a can-do attitude, an attention to detail, and a commitment to client satisfaction.  She is a talented…
  • May 15

    Unfair Wills in British Columbia, What are the remedies?

    Unfair Wills in British Columbia, What are the remedies?
    In British Columbia, the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (“WESA”) regulates estate distribution and planning. Among other things, WESA allows a court to examine a Will and to change the provisions of the Will to benefit certain…
Rank this Week: 2876