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Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
  • Aug 29

    Video Blog: Liability for Unsafe Premises – BC’s Occupiers Liability Act

    Video Blog: Liability for Unsafe Premises – BC’s Occupiers Liability Act
    Video Blog: Unsafe Premises, an Overview of Occupiers Liability Law in British Columbia In British Columbia the law provides that a person who is in physical possession or control over premises has duty of care to see that another person, and…
  • Aug 22

    Video Blog: Who can challenge an unfair will in BC?

    Video Blog: Who can challenge an unfair will in BC?
    BC Laws are the Most Sympathetic to the Wrongly Disinherited  Many people do not know that BC’s laws are the most sympathetic laws in all of Canada to people who have been unfairly treated in a family members Will.  Many…
  • Aug 19

    Video Blog: In a car accident while at work? WCB or ICBC?

    Video Blog: In a car accident while at work? WCB or ICBC?
    Injured in a Car Accident While Working – ICBC or WCB? If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident while working, you are likely confused about what your options are, and whether you should be making a claim through…
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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Aug 29

    A New $100 Billion Business: Endowment Management

    A New $100 Billion Business: Endowment Management
    There is huge competition for money managers fighting to oversee endowments. The business has grown into an almost $100 billion business, attracting stiff competition amongst banks, consultants, and boutiques. This area of money management…
  • Aug 29

    CBS Deal in the Hands of Shari Redstone

    CBS Deal in the Hands of Shari Redstone
    With her new control over Viacom, Shari Redstone must decide what to do with all the power. There have been talks over Viacom reuniting with CBS, but no indication that the deal is imminent. CBS and Viacom split ways in...
  • Aug 29

    Wealth Transfer Law in Comparative and International Perspective -- Call for Paper

    Wealth Transfer Law in Comparative and International Perspective -- Call for Paper
    The University of Iowa College of Law and The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel’s Legal Education Committee are organizing the 7th academic symposium financially supported by the ACTEC Foundation. The symposium, Wealth Transfer…
Rank this Week: 54

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Income Taxation of Trusts - Determining Which State Can Tax the Trust

    Income Taxation of Trusts - Determining Which State Can Tax the Trust
    Determining the situs of a trust (i.e. the residence of a trust) is not always an easy matter.  Each state has its own rules regarding whether a trust is a "Resident Trust", and often these rules are different from the tax rules, and in…
  • Jun 12

    Is NJ finally going to repeal the Estate Tax and the Inheritance Tax?

    Is NJ finally going to repeal the Estate Tax and the Inheritance Tax?
    I tend not to get too excited about any legislation until it is actually signed, but there is a fair amount of rumbling from both Republicans and Democrats about repealing the NJ Estate Tax.  The NJ Transportation Trust fund is running…
  • May 23

    Trouble with Banks Accepting a Power of Attorney - Florida

    Trouble with Banks Accepting a Power of Attorney - Florida
    As I've written in my last two posts, more and more Banks have been routinely rejecting Power of Attorney forms drafted by attorneys in New Jersey.  Obviously this irks me enough to write about it in three consecutive posts.Apparently,…
Rank this Week: 2736

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/
  • Aug 29

    Brian Spiro Achieves 110% Result For His Clients, Literally, In Undue Influence Case

    Brian Spiro Achieves 110% Result For His Clients, Literally, In Undue Influence Case
    Brian Spiro and the attorneys at Clark Skatoff successfully resolved a probate and trust dispute by providing a tremendous result for their clients. On behalf of the Decedent’s intestate heirs, challenges were raised to three (3) wills…
  • Aug 27

    Can a RICO Claim be Brought Against an Executor of an Estate?

    Can a RICO Claim be Brought Against an Executor of an Estate?
    The Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations Act ("RICO") can be used as a civil remedy in instances of a pattern of significant criminal activity.  RICO provides for treble damages.  The Court of Appeals for the Second…
  • Aug 24

    Probate Exception Applies to Remand of Turnover Action

    Probate Exception Applies to Remand of Turnover Action
    Federal courts will not hear disputes over property in the custody of the state probate courts. In Pollok v. The Vanguard Group, Inc., Case No.: 8:16-cv-836 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 22, 2016), the Administrator—Personal Representative or…
Rank this Week: 3038

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

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

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
  • Aug 29

    Beware New Social Security Scam & How To Avoid It

    Beware New Social Security Scam & How To Avoid It
    According to the Detroit Free Press, seniors in several states have received a notice about a “referendum on Social Security” in their mailbox from an organization called the American Service Council. The letter includes a voting…
  • Aug 15

    Update to New Social Security Online Security

    Update to New Social Security Online Security
    On July 30, 2016, Social Security began requiring new and current my Social Security account holders to sign into their account using a one-time code sent via text message. This second layer of security that requires more than a username and…
  • Aug 15

    Expert Interview Series: Sheri Abrams on Social Security Disability

    Expert Interview Series: Sheri Abrams on Social Security Disability
    Expert Interview Series: Sheri Abrams on Social Security Disability May 16, 2016 | by Kathleen Coxwell Originally published in NewRetirement.com An illness or injury can totally derail the best laid retirement plans, making it difficult or…
Rank this Week: 4432

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
  • Aug 29

    Probating a Copy of a Lost Will in New York

    Probating a Copy of a Lost Will in New York
    In order to probate a will, i.e. to have it accepted by the Court as the decedent’s Last Will and Testament, New York States Surrogate’s Courts require the original Will to be turned over to the Court. What happens, however, if…
  • Jul 6

    Estate Planning for Young Familie

    Estate Planning for Young Familie
    Young people, including the author, tend to think they are invincible. They don’t plan on getting sick or even worse, dying. Why, then, do they need an estate plan? For the same reason that older people create them: we are all mortals…
  • Jun 16

    Removing 805 Bond Restrictions in Brooklyn Surrogate’s Court

    Removing 805 Bond Restrictions in Brooklyn Surrogate’s Court
    As an Estate Lawyer, I often get phone calls from clients who have successfully obtained letters of administration for the estate of a loved one, but can’t sell the real property or even transfer it to themselves. The reason is that…
Rank this Week: 2560

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    REASONS FOR LEAVING AN INHERITANCE IN TRUST

    REASONS FOR LEAVING AN INHERITANCE IN TRUST
    It is not uncommon today for a parent to leave a beneficiary’s inheritance in a trust for their benefit instead of an outright gift of the funds at death. Factors which must be considered are: (i) the size of the inheritance; (ii)…
  • Aug 23

    CAN MY REVOCABLE TRUST OWN S-CORPORATION STOCK

    CAN MY REVOCABLE TRUST OWN S-CORPORATION STOCK
    A Florida Revocable Trust (“Trust”) is a common tool utilized by individuals when creating their Florida estate plans. A Trust is designed to hold assets during the Grantor (the individual who creates the Trust) lifetime and then…
  • Aug 22

    FLORIDA LLC TAX ISSUES

    FLORIDA LLC TAX ISSUES
    Under the IRS “check the box” regulations, a Florida Limited Liability Company with two or more members is automatically taxed for income tax purposes as a partnership. As a result, all income that passes through a partnership to…
Rank this Week: 2748

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Maryland Man Arrested for Fuel Filter Silencer

    Maryland Man Arrested for Fuel Filter Silencer
    In Maryland, a U.S. District Judge sentenced Ronnie Candelario to 41 months in prison for pleadings guilty to the possession of an unregistered fuel filter silencer.  Following his release from prison, the Court sentenced Candelario to…
  • Aug 23

    ATF Arrests man For Selling Muzzle Brakes on Ebay

    ATF Arrests man For Selling Muzzle Brakes on Ebay
    We often get questions regarding muzzle brakes and some of the kit suppressors that can be found on eBay and Facebook.  Our advice is to buy a real suppressor and not fool around with these “kits”. When ATF arrests…
  • Aug 9

    Indiana (IN) What NFA Firearms can I own? Updated July 2015

    Indiana (IN) What NFA Firearms can I own? Updated July 2015
    There are several types of Title II firearms that are restricted by the National Firearms Act. Each state can impose additional restrictions on the sale, purchase, and transfer of class 3 firearms in addition to the compliance that is…
Rank this Week: 4327

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: 3483

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Who can make burial arrangements in Florida?

    Who can make burial arrangements in Florida?
    One question the top Jacksonville elder law and estate planning attorneys often receive is who can make burial arrangements in Florida. Does it have to be the next of kin, or can any family member or interested party make funeral…
  • Aug 18

    Ponte Vedra Trust Lawyer Interview

    Ponte Vedra Trust Lawyer Interview
    I have recently become acquainted with a bank who does business very different than traditional banks.  As we do Trust funding for many of our estate planning, elder law, and asset protection packages, we have the opportunity to interact…
  • Jul 11

    How to Correct a Death Certificate in Florida

    How to Correct a Death Certificate in Florida
    Correcting a Death Certificate in Florida We often receive calls about how to correct a Florida Death Certificate in relation to filing a Probate case in Florida. Correcting a Florida Death certificate is done through Florida Vital Statistics…
Rank this Week: 1101

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • Aug 29

    Guardianship Law in Florida – What’s Current? Very Important Update

    Guardianship Law in Florida – What’s Current? Very Important Update
    The Shifting Landscape of Guardianship Law: Three Consecutive Years of Changes Co – Written by Stacy B. Rubel, Esq. (Published in The Florida Bar Journal, September 2016)  Members of The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and…
  • Aug 15

    What is your plan for the “What if” in life?

    What is your plan for the “What if” in life?
    Estate Planning for Young Professionals: Don’t Wait to Start Planning Discussing one’s death can be an awkward and uncomfortable experience at any age. It is a topic that most individuals avoid at all costs, especially young…
  • Aug 1

    FIRPTA – Be Aware!

    FIRPTA – Be Aware!
    FIRPTA: Increased Withholding and Other Changes Most professionals have familiarity with the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (“FIRPTA”), especially those that have foreign clients investing in U.S. real estate. On…
Rank this Week: 1430

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
  • Aug 29

    Using Postnups to Renegotiate a Marriage

    Using Postnups to Renegotiate a Marriage
    When a marriage hits a rocky stage, a postnuptial agreement might be just the thing to restore trust and put things back on a smoother track. Beyoncé and Jay-Z may have thought so, as they reportedly entered into a postnup after a…
  • Aug 26

    Settlement: It’s Not All About Money

    Settlement: It’s Not All About Money
    When it comes to settlement negotiations, money is usually not the entire picture. Parties generally have more than just cash to offer; it’s a question of coming up with the right combination of incentives. In his blog post for Above…
  • Aug 24

    The Big Switch: Answers to Questions about Changing Practice Area

    The Big Switch: Answers to Questions about Changing Practice Area
    The following is a guest blog post by Laura Boysen-Aragon, a former practicing attorney and now a legal recruiter at Solutus Legal Search, LLC. This blog entry is the second of a two-part series, in response to questions submitted by our…
Rank this Week: 819

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/
  • Aug 29

    Testators can't ask the impossible or illegal in their will

    Testators can't ask the impossible or illegal in their will
    Did you know that you do not have the right to put absolutely anything you want in your will? We all know that there are certain people that you cannot leave out of your will without a huge risk of your will being contested, but did you know…
  • Aug 26

    Reynolds painting accepted in lieu of 4.7 million inheritance tax

    Reynolds painting accepted in lieu of 4.7 million inheritance tax
    In Canada, we don't have inheritance tax. We can inherit any amount from our parents and not pay tax on it. This is not the case in other countries. For example, in the U.K. there is such a tax, and for families with huge estates the tax bill…
  • Aug 25

    More interesting links added

    More interesting links added
    I often spruce up the "Interesting Links" section of this blog, taking down anything that's outdated and adding new things I've found. Today I added links to: probate forms for Nova Scotia  probate forms for PEI PEI Registry of…
Rank this Week: 1058

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Aug 29

    Preventing Alzheimer’

    Preventing Alzheimer’
    More and more medical research is appearing which links simple lifestyle changes to preventing cognitive decline.  A recent article in the August 22, 2016 issue of Time Magazine highlights research by a Virginia neurologist, Dr. Majid…
  • Aug 16

    Tug of War Over Dead Body?!

    Tug of War Over Dead Body?!
    The Florida Legislature recently has answered the emotional question of how a dispute of over a person’s cremated remains is to be split resolved.  Two years ago, there was a court case involving a dispute between two divorced…
  • Jul 28

    Pokemon Go – Gotta Collect It All?

    Pokemon Go – Gotta Collect It All?
    By: Alexa Taylor I was recently out to dinner, waiting on a table, when another customer bumped into me accidentally and replied, “Oh I am so sorry, I was just trying to catch a Pokemon.” Has this happened to you yet? If not,…
Rank this Week: 1468

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Preventing Alzheimer’

    Preventing Alzheimer’
    More and more medical research is appearing which links simple lifestyle changes to preventing cognitive decline.  A recent article in the August 22, 2016 issue of Time Magazine highlights research by a Virginia neurologist, Dr. Majid…
  • Aug 16

    Tug of War Over Dead Body?!

    Tug of War Over Dead Body?!
    The Florida Legislature recently has answered the emotional question of how a dispute of over a person’s cremated remains is to be split resolved.  Two years ago, there was a court case involving a dispute between two divorced…
  • Jul 28

    Pokemon Go – Gotta Collect It All?

    Pokemon Go – Gotta Collect It All?
    By: Alexa Taylor I was recently out to dinner, waiting on a table, when another customer bumped into me accidentally and replied, “Oh I am so sorry, I was just trying to catch a Pokemon.” Has this happened to you yet? If not,…
Rank this Week: 3427

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

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

    What the #$%& is a Hashtag?

    What the #$%& is a Hashtag?
    The Academy’s Girl Friday breaks down the somewhat confusing social media trend and explains their usefulness and importance in your own social media plan! Kathryn Adams Practice Building Consultant American Academy of Estate Planning…
  • Aug 26

    Reimagining Employee Benefits and Perk

    Reimagining Employee Benefits and Perk
    Recently I participated in an HR Manager Roundtable. With summer coming to an end and the fourth quarter of the year nearly upon us, open enrollment was the top topic. It got my wheels turning on employee benefits in general, and…
  • Aug 24

    Bubbles & Boxes Business Planning

    Bubbles & Boxes Business 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: 3695

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

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

    Choose Your Fiduciary Wisely: Tips for Selecting the Right Person for the Job

    Choose Your Fiduciary Wisely: Tips for Selecting the Right Person for the Job
    One of the most important decisions you will face while creating your estate plan is choosing the fiduciaries. There is not just one person whom you will select. Instead, you will select a person for each role that needs to be filled. This…
  • Aug 27

    Guardianship for Incapacitated People in New York – What is the Process?

    Guardianship for Incapacitated People in New York – What is the Process?
    Under New York’s Mental Hygiene Law, Article 81, the courts are authorized to appoint a guardian to manage a person’s financial affairs if he or she cannot manage those affairs for him or herself, due to being mentally…
  • Aug 19

    What Does Bequest Mean?

    What Does Bequest Mean?
    When you are drafting an estate plan, there will be plenty of terms thrown around that you may not fully understand. It is important that you do your own due diligence to research these terms and, if ever you are not sure, ask your estate…
Rank this Week: 2856

All About Estates

All About Estates

Covers estates, trusts, tax, litigation, guardianship and elder care.

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Aug 29

    Community-based Scholarship

    Community-based Scholarship
    Establishing a scholarship, bursary or other educational award is a popular charitable purpose in estate plans of the charitably-minded.   There are two ways to create these awards: 1) establish at an educational institution; or 2)…
  • Aug 26

    My First Experience with Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)

    My First Experience with Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)
    After approval of the legislation, it did not take long for one of my patients (identity disguised) to request access to MAID.  I knew that this was a possibility because of previous discussions regarding the eventual outcome of her…
  • Aug 25

    Where do our taxes go?

    Where do our taxes go?
    Do you know what the average cost of care is in Ontario for a hospital stay? How about the cost of care to remain at home with support services provided by the public sector? The figures may surprize you!
Rank this Week: 1570

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1485

New York Estate Planning Lawyer…

New York Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Life Insurance and Business Succession Planning

    Life Insurance and Business Succession Planning
    Few people think about what will happen to their business after they die and therefore rarely put together a plan. Fewer may even think that a family or closely held business should be considered a part of their estate plan. However, for many…
  • Aug 25

    No One’s Favorite Inheritance

    No One’s Favorite Inheritance
    Parents believe that leaving their children the family home is a great boon but experience shows that beneficiaries are not happy with the bequest. For many people in the United States chances are that their house is their most valuable…
  • Aug 22

    IRS Proposal To Overturn Common Asset Valuation Planning Met With Fierce Resistance

    IRS Proposal To Overturn Common Asset Valuation Planning Met With Fierce Resistance
    Newly proposed IRS regulations meant to curb common estate and gift tax planning tactics is being met with a firestorm of resistance from financial advisers and estate planners across the country. The proposed regulations (REG-163113-02)…
Rank this Week: 4883

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/
  • Aug 27

    Courthouse in Akko, Isreal

    Courthouse in Akko, Isreal
    My friend and colleague Gerry Laarakker sent these photographs of the courthouse in Akko, Israel to me.
  • Aug 21

    Canadian Bar Association Resolutions relating to Medical Assistance in Dying

    Canadian Bar Association Resolutions relating to Medical Assistance in Dying
    Last week, I attended the Canadian Bar Association National Counsel Meeting where the Canadian Bar Association passed three resolutions related to the Supreme Court of Canada deciison in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 5, and…
  • Aug 7

    Amendments to Strata Property Act Facilitating Termination of Strata Corporations in Effect

    Amendments to Strata Property Act Facilitating Termination of Strata Corporations in Effect
    It is now easier to terminate a strata corporation in British Columbia. The Strata Property Act used to require the consent of all of the owners to terminate a strata corporation (although the court could allow termination with less than…
Rank this Week: 1726

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

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

    Tax Tips for Long-Term Care

    Tax Tips for Long-Term Care
    Long-term care can be very expensive, but many long-term care expenses can be deducted from your taxes. In a decision by the U.S. Tax Court, it ruled that payments to non-medical caregivers are still deductible as medical expenses. In Estate…
  • Aug 6

    ABLE Accounts for Special Needs Planning

    ABLE Accounts for Special Needs Planning
    A tremendous breakthrough in Special Needs Planning is the ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) account. In a recent article in Kiplinger’s magazine, Kimberly Lankford points out that a 2014 federal law allows states to create…
  • Jul 30

    Caregiver Choice

    Caregiver Choice
    Most seniors prefer to stay at home as long as possible before moving into a nursing home. For many families, this means eventually hiring a caregiver to look after an aging relative. Caregivers can be hired directly or through a home health…
Rank this Week: 4470

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Kansas & Missouri Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, asset protection, charitable giving, and business law. By Kyle E. Krull.

http://blog.kylekrull.com/kansas-missouri-estate-planning/
Rank this Week: 918

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: 499

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covering estate planning, elder law, special needs planning, and veteran's benefits in Virginia. By Hook Law Center.

http://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Home Upgrades to Help Aging in Place

    Home Upgrades to Help Aging in Place
    Many individuals want to stay in their home through old age. Frequently, our clients are concerned that their home is a poor place to age in place because it is two-story, split-level, or simply old. Also, many are unwilling to move to a new…
  • Aug 24

    Address these essential elements of retirement planning

    Address these essential elements of retirement planning
    During your retirement years, you may expect to receive Social Security payments. A few people may also receive payments from public or private pension plans. However, it is best not to rely on such sources to provide a sufficient amount of…
  • Aug 22

    Department of Defense Rolls Out a New Retirement Plan

    Department of Defense Rolls Out a New Retirement Plan
    The Department of Defense has unveiled a new retirement plan that will go into effect on January 1, 2018. The new “blended” plan will not impact a majority of the currently enlisted members, but will present a complex financial…
Rank this Week: 2404

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Laird Hammons Laird Blog

Trial Lawyers Chris Hammons and John Laird discuss Oklahoma laws and their implications.

http://www.lhllaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Defining Medical Malpractice in Oklahoma

    Defining Medical Malpractice in Oklahoma
    Experiencing a medical emergency is difficult enough. No one should suffer more at the hands of an irresponsible doctor. So what is medical malpractice? Health care providers may be liable for medical malpractice when the care they provide…
  • Aug 19

    Attorney Chris Hammons to compete on Survivor

    Attorney Chris Hammons to compete on Survivor
    Oklahoma City attorney Chris Hammons, a former University of Oklahoma football team captain, is one of 20 castaways competing for $1 million on Season 33 of Survivor. This season, “Millennials vs Gen X” will premiere at 7 p.m.…
  • Aug 5

    Academic Consequences of DUIs at Oklahoma College

    Academic Consequences of DUIs at Oklahoma College
    For college students, getting a DUI can mean much more than time in jail and hefty fines. University students can lose their scholarships, face academic sanctions or even get kicked out of school. Many universities enforce codes of student…
Rank this Week: 2739

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014) – Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death was a tragedy. For his loved ones, the pain resulting from his tragic, sudden death was amplified when his long-term partner and their three children found…
  • Aug 23

    How Are Elder Law Fees Handled?

    How Are Elder Law Fees Handled?
    Elder law is a relatively new area of the law, yet there is a good chance that you will need an elder law attorney at some point in your life. You may find yourself in need of an elder law attorney or you may be the caretaker of an older…
  • Aug 19

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    Christopher Paul “Chris” Gardner (1954- ) – Entrepreneur & Philanthropist Chris Gardner is an American entrepreneur, investor, stockbroker, motivational speaker, author, and philanthropist who, during the early 1980s,…
Rank this Week: 2295

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/
  • Aug 25

    Vero businesses at the center of recent ADA lawsuit

    Vero businesses at the center of recent ADA lawsuit
    Local businesses are being targeted by ADA accessibility testers at an alarming rate.  The number of lawsuits filed in federal court is already up 63% from last year.  The three states with the most lawsuits continue to be Florida,…
  • Aug 12

    New Treasury Regulations to Eliminate Tax Valuation Discounts on Family Owned Entitie

    New Treasury Regulations to Eliminate Tax Valuation Discounts on Family Owned Entitie
    On August 2, 2016, the Treasury Department issued proposed regulations that would significantly reduce the tax planning benefits involving family limited partnerships and similar structures which are effective tools for certain wealthy…
  • Jun 17

    GCF Attorneys named to 2016 Florida Super Lawyer List

    GCF Attorneys named to 2016 Florida Super Lawyer List
    Four attorneys from the firm have been selected to the 2016 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists.  Troy Hafner, David, Carter and Gene O’Neill are selected to the Super Lawyers list and Anthony Guettler was selected as…
Rank this Week: 2858

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    Probate Order

    Probate Order
    Probate participants naturally appreciate consistency. If a judge rules one way in a case in 2016, then presumably that ruling will apply in 2017 as well even if the case is before a different judge. "For one superior court judge, no matter…
  • Aug 11

    Enforcing a Court Order Through an Elisor

    Enforcing a Court Order Through an Elisor
    The vast majority of lawsuits are settled. I have read that 95% of lawsuits do not end up being decided by a judge or jury but rather through settlement.  Still, just because you have a settlement agreement, this does not necessarily…
  • Jul 27

    Settlement Agreement in a Trust Dispute

    Settlement Agreement in a Trust Dispute
    Santa Clara Co. Superior CourtGregge v. Hugill (2016) ___ Cal.App.4th _____  In Santa Clara County Superior Court, a disgruntled beneficiary challenged the validity of a trust amendment citing a lack of testamentary capacity and undue…
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Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.czepigalaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Connecticut Estate Tax Soon Turns 100: What a Bumpy Ride It’s Been

    Connecticut Estate Tax Soon Turns 100: What a Bumpy Ride It’s Been
    By Paul T. Czepiga Passed into law on September 8, 1916, The Revenue Act of 1916 created a tax on the transfer of wealth from an estate to its beneficiaries. It applied to net estates, defined as the total property owned by a decedent less…
  • Aug 25

    Community First Choice Closes the Gaps in Community Based Care

    Community First Choice Closes the Gaps in Community Based Care
      Finally. A shift is afoot toward person-centered care . Until recently, there was a Catch 22 when it came to getting care in the community. If you are 65 years of age or older, the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders is available.…
  • Aug 19

    Make Life Easier With Technology: 5 Tools to Look Forward To

    Make Life Easier With Technology: 5 Tools to Look Forward To
    You may not be ready for a robot caregiver – believe it or not they exist – but a growing number of technologies are available today to help older adults maintain their health, manage chronic conditions, and live safely and…
Rank this Week: 2546

Freed Marcroft Blog

Freed Marcroft Blog

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

http://freedmarcroft.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Carol Egan, Executive Health Coach, on Eating Well During Divorce

    Carol Egan, Executive Health Coach, on Eating Well During Divorce
    We talked to former clients about their top tips on how to take care of yourself during a divorce.  Their excellent advice, which you can read here, inspired us to do a series of blog posts expanding on their suggestions.  The…
  • Aug 9

    6 Things I’ve Learned About Friendship and Divorce

    6 Things I’ve Learned About Friendship and Divorce
    This morning, Freed Marcroft’s Instagram feed was flooded with the hashtag #friendshipday.   Friendship Day is one of those holidays initially created by Hallmark to sell cards.  It is now actually an official United…
  • Jul 28

    What Does The Democratic National Convention Have To Do With Divorce

    What Does The Democratic National Convention Have To Do With Divorce
    I know.  You’re thinking, “what is she thinking.” Forgive me, I’m tired.  I was up late watching the DNC last night.  But please bear with me for a minute while I draw this analogy for you. At Freed…
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Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    So You Want to Sell Your Own Home

    So You Want to Sell Your Own Home
    For Sale by Owner or FSBO are attractive in a seller’s market. Weekly solicitations from eager Buyers are common. Technology has put selling your home yourself a few clicks away. Websites like Zillow allow you to post a listing.…
  • Aug 23

    Banks Talks Aequitas in New Oregonian Article

    Banks Talks Aequitas in New Oregonian Article
    Samuels Yoelin Kantor attorney Bob Banks was featured again in the Oregonian this Sunday. The article, by Jeff Manning, focuses on the the ongoing Aequitas debacle. Also highlighted in the piece is latest case that Banks filed in Seattle last…
  • Aug 22

    Win Olympic Gold – And Pay for It

    Win Olympic Gold – And Pay for It
    Every time the Olympics come around, there’s dozens of articles and posts about how Olympic medals are subject to income tax. The IRS considers all prize winnings, such as gambling or game show prizes, to be income and thus taxable.…
Rank this Week: 4843

Law Offices of Richard B.…

Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.rbsllc.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    The Non-Marital Child

    The Non-Marital Child
    A child born out of wedlock has the same rights to inherit from his/her natural father as does one born in wedlock; provided the father acknowledged his paternity in a writing signed by him during the lifetime of the child (ORS 112.105).
  • Aug 19

    The Adopted Child

    The Adopted Child
    An adopted child has the same right to inherit property from his adoptive parents and relatives under the Laws of Intestate Succession as does a natural child.  The adopted child has no right to inherit from his natural parents, with the…
  • Mar 31

    The Surrogate Parent Contract

    The Surrogate Parent Contract
    The Surrogate Parent Contract A Surrogate Parent Contract is an agreement, usually between a married couple (the intended parents) and a woman (the gestational or Surrogate mother), in which the woman agrees to be the birth mother of a child…
Rank this Week: 1146

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, veterans benefits and special needs trusts. By Mark E. Wight.

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
Rank this Week: 1736

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Aug 25

    Where Should You Turn to for Help with Estate Administration?

    Where Should You Turn to for Help with Estate Administration?
    If you recently lost a family member or a loved one you are undoubtedly going through a period of emotional upheaval and profound grief. If you also learned that the decedent appointed you to be the Executor of the estate, or you are planning…
  • Aug 23

    When Is a Power of Attorney the Right Choice?

    When Is a Power of Attorney the Right Choice?
    A power of attorney is, by far, one of the most commonly recognized and frequently used legal documents. A power of attorney can be a valuable addition to your comprehensive estate plan as well; however, it is not always the best option. If…
  • Aug 18

    How to Approach Trust Administration If You Are the Trustee

    How to Approach Trust Administration If You Are the Trustee
    If you have been appointed as the Trustee of a trust you have been given an important job. Your performance as the Trustee will greatly impact the ultimate success, or failure, of the trust. How you approach trust administration as the…
Rank this Week: 2345

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/
  • Aug 24

    Generation X Needs To Plan

    Generation X Needs To Plan
    This is an article from the Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law (http://www.norcalplanners.com/) in Roseville, California, that we thought others may find helpful. Caring for Young Children Many members of Generation…
  • Aug 18

    What Is Included in My Estate Plan?

    What Is Included in My Estate Plan?
    This is an article from the Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.A. (http://www.mrobinsonlaw.com/) in Naples, New York, that we thought others may find helpful. The ideal estate plan will vary depending on the circumstances, and there is no…
  • Aug 10

    Is Estate Planning a One-Time Thing?

    Is Estate Planning a One-Time Thing?
    This is an article from the Siegel Law Group, P.A. (http://www.siegellawgroup.com/) in Boca Raton, Florida, that we thought others may find helpful. Over 60% of Americans do not have an Estate Plan. So if you have an Estate Plan, you have…
Rank this Week: 2385

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

Covers laws relating to pre-need and death care compliance, serving banks, funeral homes, crematories, and cemetaries. By William Stalter.

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Aug 24

    Right of Sepulcher: Last Rites Denied

    Right of Sepulcher: Last Rites Denied
    We recently came across a Missouri Law Review article that examined a Missouri Court of Appeals case that ruled a durable power of attorney for health care decisions was ineffective for the granting a right of sepulcher.  The form…
  • Aug 20

    Avoid the Long Spring Lines: File your Missouri Preneed Renewals Early

    Avoid the Long Spring Lines: File your Missouri Preneed Renewals Early
    Missouri’s preneed seller and provider license renewals expire October 31st of each year, and many funeral directors approach this deadline like they would their tax return: if it is in the mail by Halloween I’m good.  But,…
  • Aug 16

    Facing 14 Years’ of Hard Time: One Missouri Funeral Director’s Failure to Deposit Preneed Fund

    Facing 14 Years’ of Hard Time: One Missouri Funeral Director’s Failure to Deposit Preneed Fund
    The Missouri Iron County Mountain Echo ran the following story on August 15th: A former Ironton Funeral Home Director has pleaded guilty to two counts of stealing in Iron County Circuit Court.  The charges stem from the sale of pre-need…
Rank this Week: 4367

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
  • Aug 24

    Does Property Passed by Transfer on Death Deed Receive a Step-Up in Basis?

    Does Property Passed by Transfer on Death Deed Receive a Step-Up in Basis?
    When someone receives a gift, the recipient of the gift is not responsible for reporting the value of any gifts as income. Rather, it is the gift-giver, or donor of the property, who is required to pay gift taxes if the value of the gift…
  • Jul 27

    Can Agent Override Decisions of Person Granting Power of Attorney?

    Can Agent Override Decisions of Person Granting Power of Attorney?
    I recently received a phone call from a woman whose parents had been victimized and had lost their entire retirement savings to Nigerian con artists. Con artists often target the elderly because isolation and declining cognitive ability…
  • Jul 22

    Have You Signed Your Will?

    Have You Signed Your Will?
    Humans are optimistic. We don’t dwell on the fact that death is inevitable, and that bleeds into our personal outlook for the future. It’s why we plan for vacations, drive in cars, fly in planes, and end visits with friends saying…
Rank this Week: 4949

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 24

    Key Estate Planning Concerns for the Sandwich Generation

    Key Estate Planning Concerns for the Sandwich Generation
    Individuals in the sandwich generation, or adult children who are caring for their own minor children while also helping their aging parents have a unique set of estate planning concerns. For example, you might have just come to the…
  • Aug 17

    Key Concerns of Estate Planning for the Aging Population

    Key Concerns of Estate Planning for the Aging Population
    Baby boomers represent a significant portion of the American population today. One of the biggest concerns impacting these baby boomers is that people are living longer than ever. Life expectancy in 1950 for comparison purpose, was just 65…
  • Aug 10

    The Biggest Benefits of Establishing a Trust

    The Biggest Benefits of Establishing a Trust
    You might be under the impression that if you do not have many assets then you don’t have to set up a meeting with an estate planning attorney. Trusts actually have numerous benefits that can help you and your beneficiaries now and down…
Rank this Week: 3866

Odgers Law Group Blog

Odgers Law Group Blog

Covers California business and estate planning law.

https://odgerslawgroup.com/blog/
  • Aug 23

    Are You Considering Partnering With Another Doctor/Dentist?

    Are You Considering Partnering With Another Doctor/Dentist?
    As a doctor or a dentist, are you currently thinking of partnering with at least one other member of your profession? If so, you’re not alone. As many as one out of every five new dentists, for example, eschew the thought of private…
  • Aug 1

    Understanding the California General Partnership

    Understanding the California General Partnership
    General Partnerships in California The California general partnership is the default entity formed when two individuals carry on a business activity for intended commercial gains and with the intent to share profits and losses.…
  • Jul 27

    HIPAA Privacy Rules Explained and Types of HIPAA Violation

    HIPAA Privacy Rules Explained and Types of HIPAA Violation
    While patients themselves may applaud the protection they now receive through 1996’s Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the 2003 addition of HIPAA’s Privacy Rule has resulted in headaches for many of the doctors…
Rank this Week: 2117

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Covers family and injury law, estate planning and medical malpractice. By Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseeattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2111

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax…

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax Law Blog

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

http://www.mykentuckyestateattorney.com/
  • Aug 23

    Athletes’ medals come with a tax bill

    Athletes’ medals come with a tax bill
    By Nathan Vinson, attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP An interesting question popped up in social media during the 2016 Summer Olympics: will U.S. athletes taking home a medal be taxed on the value of it – particularly…
  • Aug 16

    Changes to Kentucky tax law underway

    Changes to Kentucky tax law underway
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP Most of us want to do the right thing when it comes to taxes. MOST of us. Or, perhaps we just don’t look good in orange. If we legitimately owe taxes on our income or an…
  • Jul 28

    Getting ready for 2017 tax time

    Getting ready for 2017 tax time
    By Nathan Vinson, attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP This time of year is nice, isn’t it? It’s warm and pleasant out, and maybe a little bit more laid back at work. Tax time is behind you (yes!) and it’s not…
Rank this Week: 2096

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning topics such as conservatorship, guardianship, health care and advanced directive, living trusts, and probate. By Law Office of Scott D. Soady, A Professional Corporation

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    How California Probate Guardianships for Minors Work

    How California Probate Guardianships for Minors Work
    If you have minor children, it is important to consider the estate planning implications of providing for them before they reach the age of 18. If you leave your children a substantial inheritance, it will be necessary to name a guardian for…
  • Aug 21

    Can I Leave My Estate to Anyone I Want?

    Can I Leave My Estate to Anyone I Want?
    There are many stories about people who make unusual bequests in their last will and testament. Perhaps the strangest story involved a wealthy Portuguese aristocrat who passed away several years ago at the age of 42. The man was unmarried and…
  • Aug 20

    Does the Personal Representative of My Estate Get Paid?

    Does the Personal Representative of My Estate Get Paid?
    Administering a California probate estate is often a time-consuming affair. The personal representative (or executor) of your estate is responsible for gathering and maintaining all of your assets, paying any legitimate creditor claims, and…
Rank this Week: 706

Iowa Estate Plan

Iowa Estate Plan

Covers information and news on estate planning and probate. By Matthew Gardner.

http://www.iowaestateplan.com/
  • Aug 21

    POA Planning for College-Bound Student

    POA Planning for College-Bound Student
    It is hard to believe that my oldest daughter is heading off to college this week at Drake University.  I'm excited for her as she starts this next journey in her life.  In addition to getting all of the necessary supplies, such as…
  • May 30

    Second Marriages and Estate Planning

    Second Marriages and Estate Planning
    Not every marriage works out.  Duh.  Sometimes, after one ends, another marriage begins and several challenges begin.  You have the challenges of "mixing" families together, learning about snoring patterns, and discovering a…
  • Mar 20

    Gaining--Not Losing Power--With Immediate Power of Attorney Authority in Iowa

    Gaining--Not Losing Power--With Immediate Power of Attorney Authority in Iowa
    A financial advisor recently reached out to me regarding the impact of a Power of Attorney document concerning financial matters.  In particular, the question was whether the person signing the document (the "principal") loses any power…
Rank this Week: 1395

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Cover estate planning for gays and lesbians. By Kenneth Vercammen.

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Estate Planning after Divorce

    Estate Planning after Divorce
    Estate Planning after Divorce or Break Up.         By Kenneth A. Vercammen, Esq. Author ABA’s “Wills & Estate Administration” bookSource: ABA Estate Planning after Divorce or…
  • Aug 14

    POWER OF ATTORNEY AND ESTATE PLANNING FOR GAY AND LESBIAN COUPLES

    POWER OF ATTORNEY AND ESTATE PLANNING FOR GAY AND LESBIAN COUPLES
    POWER OF ATTORNEY AND ESTATE PLANNING FOR GAY AND LESBIAN COUPLES"Provide for Your Loved Ones"By Kenneth A. Vercammen          As average Americans, we work 80,000 hours in a lifetime, or 45 to 55…
  • Jul 31

    Gay and Lesbian Partners- Problems if No Estate Planning

    Gay and Lesbian Partners- Problems if No Estate Planning
    Gay and Lesbian Partners- Problems if No Estate PlanningIn the absence of a marriage, Will or other legal arrangement to distribute property at death, your partner does not receive your assets and cannot administer your estate. The result can…
Rank this Week: 4451