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New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Apr 20

    The defendant BH Corp. ...cont

    The defendant BH Corp. ...cont
    Sixth, it is asserted that one of plaintiff's experts, Dr. BY, improperly testified from two reports that did not constitute business records. Dr. BY was a psychologist and director of a free program for rehabilitation of the brain injured at…
  • Apr 18

    The defendant BH Corp. ...cont

    The defendant BH Corp. ...cont
    The defendant BH Corp. raises many issues in its brief. Many of these issues do not receive separate headings. In discussing these issues, we have joined and rearranged the issues where appropriate. The defendant BH Corp. did not except to…
  • Apr 16

    The defendant BH Corp.

    The defendant BH Corp.
    This action arises from a collision that occurred on August 25, 1977 on Schley Avenue in Bronx County. Traffic was permitted to flow on Schley Avenue in a northerly and southerly direction. Plaintiff was a passenger on a motorcycle driven by…
Rank this Week: 682

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Apr 20

    SEC Raises Eyebrows Over Sam Wyly's Ranch

    SEC Raises Eyebrows Over Sam Wyly's Ranch
    Regulators accused former billionaire, now bankrupt, Sam Wyly, of hiding his ownership in a Colorado luxury ranch in order to avoid paying creditors $50 million in sale proceeds. According to a filing rendered by the Securities and Exchange…
  • Apr 20

    Article on Testamentary Formalism in Louisiana

    Article on Testamentary Formalism in Louisiana
    George Holmes (Louisiana State University) recently published a comment entitled, Testamentary Formalism in Louisiana: Curing Notarial Will Defects Through a Likelihood-of-Fraud Analysis, 75 La. L. Rev. 511-541 (2014). Provided below is a…
  • Apr 20

    Bobbi Kristina Brown Off Life Support, Awake

    Bobbi Kristina Brown Off Life Support, Awake
    Bobbi Kristina Brown, who has been on life support since being found unresponsive in her bathtub on January 31, has woken up and is off life support according to family members. The news came from a Facebook post by her...
Rank this Week: 63

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Apr 20

    Work Within a Long-Term Financial Plan

    Work Within a Long-Term Financial Plan
    Some people say that they are not in a position to plan ahead for retirement. Their take on things is that it is challenging to get by day to day and week by week, and they simply don’t have large amounts of money to set aside for…
  • Apr 15

    Planning for Family Members With Special Need

    Planning for Family Members With Special Need
    Each family is unique, and as a result estate planning is not a cookie-cutter affair. On the one hand there is the matter of preparing your assets for eventual distribution. The best way to proceed will vary on a case-by-case basis. Some…
  • Apr 13

    Military Retirement Benefits for Surviving Spouse

    Military Retirement Benefits for Surviving Spouse
    Retirement planning as a member of the United States Armed Forces can be a rather pleasant experience because you have a very clear-cut path to financial security. This is largely because of the fact that veterans are entitled to a retirement…
Rank this Week: 2924

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/
  • Apr 20

    A Game of Thrones and Copyright

    A Game of Thrones and Copyright
    Last week, four episodes of the new season of Game of Thrones – one of my favorite shows – were leaked onto the internet. Understandably, HBO was thoroughly displeased and a flood of articles were written about the morality of…
  • Apr 19

    Disputes Regarding Personal Property

    Disputes Regarding Personal Property
    The division of one’s personal property, which may include, jewellery, art, books, furniture, tools and clothing, can often become a significant source of tension and conflict amongst those who collectively stand to inherit such items…
  • Apr 16

    A Recent Review of Conflict of Laws in the Estates Context

    A Recent Review of Conflict of Laws in the Estates Context
    A recent Ontario Supreme Court of Justice – Ontario Divisional Court decision, Park v. Myong, 2015 ONSC 2287, presents an interesting review and discussion of law of jurisdiction and conflict of laws in the Estates law context. In this…
Rank this Week: 565

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Apr 20

    How Long Does an Officer Have to Pace You?

    How Long Does an Officer Have to Pace You?
    If you’re pulled over by pace in Virginia, you definitely need to contact me so we can see if there’s any defense that you may have, such as the speedometer calibration or whether or not the officer did get a good and steady pace…
  • Apr 17

    Officers Can Stop You If They Misunderstand the Law

    Officers Can Stop You If They Misunderstand the Law
    It’s called “Mistake of Law”. The officer can pull you over for thinking you broke the law when in reality, you did nothing wrong. Contact me today so we can see what defenses you have for your case. © marketing for…
  • Apr 13

    How Does the Marijuana Field Test Work?

    How Does the Marijuana Field Test Work?
    There are specific instructions that are essential to how the test performs. If your officer didn’t follow the directions or if you think that your substance wasn’t marijuana, definitely contact me today. Even if you think it was…
Rank this Week: 907

Florida Elder Law and Estate…

Florida Elder Law and Estate Planning

Provides news and views on current topics in elder law, estate planning, wills and trusts, caregiver issues, probate and estate administration, Medicaid and Veterans benefits, other issues of importance to seniors and their families. By Joseph S. Karp.

http://karplaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 329

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/
  • Apr 20

    Improve Your Chance for an "Ace" in Retirement Planning

    Improve Your Chance for an "Ace" in Retirement Planning
    Prior to retirement, you should seek financial and legal advice to ensure you are prepared for what’s to come.
  • Apr 17

    Think About Long-Term Care

    Think About Long-Term Care
    Long term care insurance can be a helpful tool to ensure proper care as you age.  
  • Apr 15

    When DIY Estate Planning Goes Wrong

    When DIY Estate Planning Goes Wrong
    DIY estate planning may offer you cheap forms to complete, however, what they lack is the knowledge and services of an experienced attorney to make sure the plan is done correctly.
Rank this Week: 1218

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/
  • Apr 20

    Solvent Traps and Gun Trusts, Making a Suppressor

    Solvent Traps and Gun Trusts, Making a Suppressor
    Many individuals have purchase thread adapters to permit the use of an oil filter as a solvent trap.  The problem is that this adapter can also be used and is often intended to be used to create a suppressor.   The resellers on…
  • Apr 10

    ATF Statements at the NRA Firearms Law Seminar

    ATF Statements at the NRA Firearms Law Seminar
    While at the NRA Firearms Law Seminar in Nashville,  ATF ‘s attorney William Ryan made some interesting comments about the ATF, NFA, GCA and Gun Trusts: A trust can be a beneficiary of a will or other trust and obtain a tax free…
  • Apr 6

    Gun Trusts and non U.S. Citizens.

    Gun Trusts and non U.S. Citizens.
    We are often asked about people who are not U.S. Citizens and their ability to be involved with a gun trust, purchase NFA firearms, or use NFA firearms. Those who are not citizens are separated into two categories: 1) resident aliens and 2)…
Rank this Week: 894

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
  • Apr 20

    Who Are Your Beneficiaries?

    Who Are Your Beneficiaries?
    Who are your beneficiaries? When was the last time you updated your beneficiary designations? If you’re like most Americans, it’s probably been a really long time! Unfortunately that can lead to disastrous results. For example, I…
  • Apr 10

    Can I Rewrite a Deceased Person’s Will?

    Can I Rewrite a Deceased Person’s Will?
    I received a message from someone this week whose husband had passed away seven years earlier leaving a Will that gave all his worldly possessions her. However, she never had the Will probated. I’m not sure what circumstances caused her…
  • Apr 1

    Wacky Wednesday: Wills That Make You Go “Hmmm…”- Harry Houdini

    Wacky Wednesday: Wills That Make You Go “Hmmm…”- Harry Houdini
    NB: This post is part of a series highlighting wills that contain some interesting, and sometimes bizarre, bequests and stipulations. You can see all these posts here. Have you ever gotten a psychic reading? According to a 2005 Gallup Poll,26…
Rank this Week: 3866

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
  • Apr 20

    6 Things to Know About Interrogatory Response

    6 Things to Know About Interrogatory Response
    So, you’ve been hit with interrogatories. Before you start working on responses, review these 6 points. 1. You have a duty to respond. A party who has been served with interrogatories under CCP §§2030.010–2030.410 has a…
  • Apr 17

    Divorce Papers Served by Facebook: Cold or Practical?

    Divorce Papers Served by Facebook: Cold or Practical?
    Calling social media “the next frontier in the developing law of the service of process over the internet,” a New York judge has allowed service of divorce papers via Facebook private messaging. This is either a cold invasion of…
  • Apr 15

    Who’s an Independent Contractor in the New Economy?

    Who’s an Independent Contractor in the New Economy?
    Deciding whether to treat workers as employees or independent contractors is tricky in general and even more so in the context of the new so-called sharing economy. In recent decisions, courts have refused to resolve whether the drivers for…
Rank this Week: 1720

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/
  • Apr 20

    Tax Court: Will a faith-based arbitration clause disqualify your trust for tax purposes?

    Tax Court: Will a faith-based arbitration clause disqualify your trust for tax purposes?
    Mikel v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo. 2015-64, 2015 WL 1518063 (U.S.Tax Ct. April 6, 2015) We aren’t doing our jobs as estate planners if we don’t anticipate — and plan accordingly for — the structural…
  • Apr 6

    4th DCA: Is a spousal undue influence claim impossible under Florida law?

    4th DCA: Is a spousal undue influence claim impossible under Florida law?
    Blinn v. Carlman, — So.3d —-, 2015 WL 1223665 (Fla. 4th DCA March 18, 2015) (trial-court order) Who bears the burden of proof is often a decisive factor in will contests. Why? Because your single most important witness…
  • Mar 20

    Interview with a Probate Lawyer: Richard L. Pearse, Jr.

    Interview with a Probate Lawyer: Richard L. Pearse, Jr.
    Richard L. Pearse, Jr. of Pearse & Stinson, P.A. in Clearwater, Florida, was on the winning side of Kemp & Associates, Inc. v. Chisholm, an interesting 5th DCA opinion I wrote about here involving a woman’s failed attempt to…
Rank this Week: 1043

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Apr 20

    Marijuana and the Elderly

    Marijuana and the Elderly
    In Honor of National 4/20 Day There are many divisions in our nation, one of the biggest being the debates over legalized marijuana. Regardless of where you stand, there are many reasons as to why people feel the way they do. For some, the…
  • Apr 17

    Legal Guardianship in Ohio

    Legal Guardianship in Ohio
    Legal Guardianship in Ohio from Barry H Zimmer A person, association or corporation appointed by the Ohio probate court to be legally responsible for an incompetent person and/or the person’s property. Learn more about Legal…
  • Apr 16

    The Role of Your Power of Attorney

    The Role of Your Power of Attorney
    A power of attorney is a powerful legal document that protects you, requires careful consideration and a healthy dose of trust. You want to choose wisely, but you also don’t want anyone to challenge your final wishes. There are several…
Rank this Week: 3492

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/
  • Apr 20

    Big Three Estate Planning Must's for Boomer

    Big Three Estate Planning Must's for Boomer
    I went to a Burton Cummings performance last Wednesday night at Knuckleheads Saloon. What a hoot. Mr. Cummings was the front man for The Guess Who back in the day. His songs (many co-written with Randy Bachman) formed a good part of the…
  • Apr 17

    Oregon Elder Abusers in Legislature's Crosshairs?

    Oregon Elder Abusers in Legislature's Crosshairs?
    Elder abuse, whether financial or physical, is shameful. And it is a big problem in every state. It looks like Oregon may take action to fund a new state prosecutor to assist county attorneys with elder abuse prosecutions.
  • Apr 16

    The Farmers and the Ranchers Should be Friends (and Plan for Retirement)

    The Farmers and the Ranchers Should be Friends (and Plan for Retirement)
    Tax day came and went yesterday. Woo-hoo! Oh, unless you are on extension, that is. Regardless, now is the time to make plans for next year. If you are a farmer or a rancher, then that mean looking into retirement saving solutions.
Rank this Week: 1003

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/
  • Apr 20

    How Can Same-Sex Partners Make Medical Decisions for One Another?

    How Can Same-Sex Partners Make Medical Decisions for One Another?
    Most heterosexual married couples take for granted the rights and privileges they enjoy in the United States.  They have come to expect that, as spouses, they will be allowed to visit each other in the hospital, and to make decisions…
  • Apr 16

    Traditional or Roth IRA?

    Traditional or Roth IRA?
    Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are common financial instruments used in retirement planning. They allow you to prepare for your future retirement. There are different kinds of retirement accounts, with different requirements and…
  • Apr 6

    Special Needs Planning During a Divorce

    Special Needs Planning During a Divorce
    As much as all married couples hope it doesn’t happen, divorce is a reality for many.  According to the American Journal of Sociology, Arkansas ranked second in the United States among states with the highest divorce rates last…
Rank this Week: 2973

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Apr 20

    Having the Tough “Talk” with Your Aging Parent

    Having the Tough “Talk” with Your Aging Parent
    Having the difficult “talk” with your aging parents about elderly living arrangements, end-of-life care, and finances during retirement is one discussion most people would rather put off as long as possible. Putting off this talk…
  • Apr 10

    Estate Planning 101

    Estate Planning 101
    Deciding how to divide your assets and making sure your loved ones receive what you want them to have can be a simple matter. However, this is only possible if you understand the process of estate planning and where to begin. On the other…
  • Apr 1

    Estate Planning in a Second Marriage

    Estate Planning in a Second Marriage
    Second marriages and blended families can be a challenge. Now that you are ready to plan your estate, the challenges continue. How do you divide an estate equally among the constellation of heirs titled “His, Hers, and Ours?”…
Rank this Week: 3257

Law Office of Barton P. Levine

Law Office of Barton P. Levine

Covers New York estate planning, probate and wills.

http://www.new-york-estate-planning.com/blog/
  • Apr 20

    Affordable Senior Housing?

    Affordable Senior Housing?
    Even the best laid plans for retirement are sometimes not what we thought they’d be. Few of us can take a step back, look at our overall retirement plans and say,  “Ah, just as I’d hoped.” Whether it’s the…
  • Apr 16

    Your Mortgage Affects Estate Planning

    Your Mortgage Affects Estate Planning
    Remember your first home your purchased? The overwhelming excitement of opening the front door for the first time to a house that was really yours? Or maybe the skipped heartbeats when you signed the paperwork that promised you’d pay…
  • Apr 13

    Understanding Differences: Medicaid Rules and Gift Tax Rule

    Understanding Differences: Medicaid Rules and Gift Tax Rule
    Planning for retirement has its challenges and when it comes to medical care and taxes, it’s easy to get confused. The Medicaid 5 year look back period and spend down requirements often get twisted into various estate tax and gift tax…
Rank this Week: 3494

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Apr 20

    Estate Planning and Funerals of the Future

    Estate Planning and Funerals of the Future
    Recent research indicates Baby Boomer women are arranging 76% of funerals. Are your female clients ready to tackle the tasks associated with making funeral plans and handling estate follow-up tasks after a death? At the recent International…
  • Apr 17

    Are You Thinking Big?

    Are You Thinking Big?
    One of my favorite quotes from Nelson Mandela is: “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” He poses a very cerebral and serious question.…
  • Apr 15

    How to Practice in Estate Planning, Part 2

    How to Practice in Estate Planning, Part 2
    This is the second in a series of blogs on How to Practice in Estate Planning. I’ll sprinkle this series in among my typical timely blogs. This series is designed for attorneys who are currently practicing in another field and wish to…
Rank this Week: 306

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

Covers probate news, procedures and resources. By Philip M. Bernstein.

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
  • Apr 19

    Digital Life After Death, A Question For The Future

    Digital Life After Death, A Question For The Future
    Your lawblogger recently attended a seminar given by Evan Carroll, the author of  “Your Digital Afterlife”,  a book speaking to the growing issues that have arisen as our activities on line have continued to branch out…
  • Mar 31

    Cubs Star Ernie Banks Will Leaving Estate To Caregiver Ruled Valid

    Cubs Star Ernie Banks Will Leaving Estate To Caregiver Ruled Valid
    The Star Tribune has reported today that Ernie Banks, all star shortstop of the Chicago Cubs who died January 23rd at the age of 83 has left his estate to his caregiver Regina Rice. Banks made his will last October and the witnesses reported…
  • Mar 2

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case

    Court of Appeals to Hear Missing Will Case
    The Estate of Robyn Lewis reported in the Watertown Daily Times  presents a state of facts perfect for a bar examination question.  When Robyn Lewis and her husband James Simmons divorced in Texas in 1966, Robyn retained ownership…
Rank this Week: 277

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 19

    Second Marriage – Happily Ever After? (Part 2)

    Second Marriage – Happily Ever After? (Part 2)
                    Last week I was telling you about George and Mary.  Mary has dementia and may soon need nursing home care.   George had gone to an elder…
  • Apr 12

    Second Marriage – Happily Ever After?

    Second Marriage – Happily Ever After?
                    George called me because his wife, Mary wasn’t doing well.  She has dementia and he is facing the prospect of needing long term care for…
  • Apr 5

    Confusing Medicaid with Other Government Programs (Part 2)

    Confusing Medicaid with Other Government Programs (Part 2)
                    Last week I was telling you about the call I received from Lou.  His dad had been living in senior housing but now needs nursing home care. …
Rank this Week: 3176

KYEstates.com

KYEstates.com

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

http://kyestates.com
Rank this Week: 3640

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/
  • Apr 19

    Trust Funded Preneed and Insurance Assignment

    Trust Funded Preneed and Insurance Assignment
    Funeral homes frequently allow the assignment of insurance as partial payment towards a trust funded preneed contract, but the manner in which the assignment is made can cause problems for them.  Preneed trustees will not accept an…
  • Apr 15

    Preneed Contracts: Where to Apply a Discount

    Preneed Contracts: Where to Apply a Discount
    It is common for a funeral home to offer a discount to a preneed contract purchaser when the sales price is to be paid in full at the time of purchase.  However, funeral homes are often inconsistent in how the discount is applied to the…
  • Apr 12

    The Right of Sepulcher: One Hurdle to the Final Resting Place

    The Right of Sepulcher: One Hurdle to the Final Resting Place
    A Kansas City Star article reported on the role of the Missing in Action Project in getting Major Rombauer to his final resting place.  Much of the work of the MIA Project goes unreported, but this story was found noteworthy because…
Rank this Week: 1665

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

http://www.cheryldavid.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    North Carolina Medicaid Planning: Basic Issues, Questions and Concept

    North Carolina Medicaid Planning: Basic Issues, Questions and Concept
    North Carolina Medicaid Planning: Basic Issues, Questions and Concepts from Cheryl David Medicaid plans are designed to pay for the costs associated with long-term residential care costs that typically arise as people get older. Learn more…
  • Jan 24

    Pet Planning in North Carolina: Crafting an Effective Pet Trust

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

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

    Pet Planning in North Carolina: Your Pet’s Future Without You
    Pet Planning in North Carolina: Your Pet's Future Without You from Cheryl David A pet plan is a part of an estate plan that provides for the needs of your pets in the event you die or become incapacitated. Learn more about pet planning in…
Rank this Week: 3484

Nevada Trust Reporter

Nevada Trust Reporter

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

http://blog.trustprovident.com/
  • Apr 17

    Provident Trust Group Overview [VIDEO]

    Provident Trust Group Overview [VIDEO]
    Check out our new Provident Trust Group Overview video on YouTube!
  • Apr 7

    Q&A with American Real Estate Investment

    Q&A with American Real Estate Investment
    Our CEO Theresa Fette recently sat down with Carl Dean of American Real Estate Investments (AREI) for a Q&A. Watch it here: http://bit.ly/1IqXszZ.
  • Apr 3

    April 2015 E-Newsletter

    April 2015 E-Newsletter
    As we spring closer to the end of tax season, read our E-Newsletter for important reminders!
Rank this Week: 4294

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Apr 17

    National Healthcare Decisions Day: Why Planning Ahead Matter

    National Healthcare Decisions Day: Why Planning Ahead Matter
    If you were in an accident today or became suddenly sick and couldn’t speak for yourself, would your family know your healthcare wishes? Would they know for certain what you would want the hospital and doctors to do? And would they be…
  • Apr 2

    Digital Assets Part I: Facebook’s Legacy Contact – A Step in the Right Direction

    Digital Assets Part I: Facebook’s Legacy Contact – A Step in the Right Direction
    Up until recently, your loved ones and even the executor (or “Personal Representative”) of your estate would be denied access to your Facebook account after your death. To address the issues this created, Facebook has…
  • Mar 24

    Movies About Estate Planning: Alive Inside

    Movies About Estate Planning: Alive Inside
    Alive Inside is another captivating movie about a subject that regularly touches our practice as estate planners: dementia. This documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music and Memory, as he…
Rank this Week: 4708

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    National Healthcare Decisions Day: Why Planning Ahead Matter

    National Healthcare Decisions Day: Why Planning Ahead Matter
    If you were in an accident today or became suddenly sick and couldn’t speak for yourself, would your family know your healthcare wishes? Would they know for certain what you would want the hospital and doctors to do? And would they be…
  • Apr 2

    Digital Assets Part I: Facebook’s Legacy Contact – A Step in the Right Direction

    Digital Assets Part I: Facebook’s Legacy Contact – A Step in the Right Direction
    Up until recently, your loved ones and even the executor (or “Personal Representative”) of your estate would be denied access to your Facebook account after your death. To address the issues this created, Facebook has…
  • Mar 24

    Movies About Estate Planning: Alive Inside

    Movies About Estate Planning: Alive Inside
    Alive Inside is another captivating movie about a subject that regularly touches our practice as estate planners: dementia. This documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music and Memory, as he…
Rank this Week: 4133

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://yourestatematters.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    Veterans Administration Benefits, Nursing Homes, and Other Elder Care Option

    Veterans Administration Benefits, Nursing Homes, and Other Elder Care Option
    Qualified veterans can take advantage of several different programs if they need to stay in a nursing home, elder care center, or require other forms of long-term care. Many veterans aren’t aware that the Veterans Administration…
  • Apr 15

    Do My Assets Get a Step Up in Basis If They Are in My Trust When I Die?

    Do My Assets Get a Step Up in Basis If They Are in My Trust When I Die?
    If you have worked hard all your life and plan to gift your hard earned assets to loved ones when you die it is always best to plan ahead by creating a comprehensive estate plan. When you gift assets to someone there are issues that need to…
  • Apr 8

    What Is the Difference between SSDI and SSI?

    What Is the Difference between SSDI and SSI?
    At some point in your life, you or someone you love may become disabled. A disability often creates a financial hardship along with the emotional and physical toll the disability takes on the victim. Fortunately, there are two federal…
Rank this Week: 2910

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Custodial Accounts for Minors in Illinoi

    Custodial Accounts for Minors in Illinoi
    Custodial accounts are created by adults as custodians for minor children. Both the custodian and the minor must be residents or resident aliens of the United States. The accounts are established under the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act…
  • Mar 27

    Duties of the Executor

    Duties of the Executor
    Your executor is the person who is responsible for distributing your assets after you die. Your Will specifies who you name as your executor. The following are some of the duties of an executor: • Locate Documents. The executor…
  • Mar 21

    QTIP Trust

    QTIP Trust
    Generally, to qualify for the marital deduction and avoid estate tax (imposed on estates with assets over $5.43 million in 2015) when you die, your property must pass to your spouse directly or in a trust where he has complete control over…
Rank this Week: 832

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: 2346

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

Covers Pennsylvania and national elder law and estate planning issues. By Jeffrey A. Marshall.

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4158

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Free Report: Do I Pay Oklahoma Taxes When Someone Leaves Me Money?

    Free Report: Do I Pay Oklahoma Taxes When Someone Leaves Me Money?
      You are not required to report an inheritance as income for income tax purposes, but there are transfer taxes that can be applicable. Topics covered in this white paper include: Income Taxes Federal Estate Tax State-level Estate Tax…
  • Apr 16

    Free Report: What Is the Annual Gift Tax Exclusion in Oklahoma?

    Free Report: What Is the Annual Gift Tax Exclusion in Oklahoma?
      The annual gift tax exclusion allows you to give up to $14,000 to any number of gift recipients within a calendar year free of the gift tax. Topics covered in this white paper include: Additional Gift Tax Exclusions Lifetime Unified…
  • Apr 16

    Free Report: What are the Drawbacks of Probate in Oklahoma?

    Free Report: What are the Drawbacks of Probate in Oklahoma?
      There are some considerable drawbacks that come along with the probate process; let’s take a look at three of these pitfalls. Topics covered in this white paper include: Privacy Lost Probate Expenses The Waiting Game Probate…
Rank this Week: 3489

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
  • Apr 16

    Opening a Safe Deposit Box After Death in NY

    Opening a Safe Deposit Box After Death in NY
    I often receive phone calls from clients who had recently lost a loved one and, among other things, are confused about how to access the decedent’s safe deposit box. A common concern is that the loved one kept their last will in the…
  • Mar 9

    Frequently Asked Probate Question

    Frequently Asked Probate Question
    As a probate lawyer, I am often asked many important questions about the probate process. I have decided to make a list of some of the most frequent questions in an effort to help people understand the process better. What is Probate? Probate…
  • Jan 27

    Spending Down Assets to Qualify for Medicaid Nursing Home Care

    Spending Down Assets to Qualify for Medicaid Nursing Home Care
    Medicaid nursing home care is a means-based program, which means that the government looks at your income and assets to determine eligibility. Since you can’t gift away your assets and qualify for nursing home care for up to 5 years,…
Rank this Week: 1290

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Vested Benficiary and Contingent Beneficiary

    Vested Benficiary and Contingent Beneficiary
    Two terms that can describe a beneficiary of a testamentary instrument are "vested" and "contingent." There is a stark difference between the two terms. The former means that the beneficiary has a present interest in the estate, i.e. they can…
  • Apr 10

    Probating a Lost Will

    Probating a Lost Will
    When a person who wrote a will, the testator, passes away the will needs to be lodged with the appropriate probate court in California. If the person was domiciled in California at death, the county of domiciliary has jurisdiction. For…
  • Mar 25

    Ukkestad v. RBS Asset Finance, Inc. - Heggstad Petition

    Ukkestad v. RBS Asset Finance, Inc. - Heggstad Petition
    A Heggstad petition is a commonly filed probate petition in California. The petition is filed under Probate Code § 850. The purpose of the Heggstad petition is to obtain a court order confirming that a particular piece of…
Rank this Week: 823

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.connecticutestateplanningattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Be Careful: Transferring Assets to Qualify for Medicaid in Connecticut May Backfire

    Be Careful: Transferring Assets to Qualify for Medicaid in Connecticut May Backfire
    If you want Medicaid in Connecticut to pay for your long-term care, one thing you should NOT to do is give away your assets – unless you think you won’t need Medicaid within the next five years. When you apply for Medicaid for…
  • Apr 16

    Warning Signs for the Financial Advisor of the Elderly: Don’t put your practice (or your client) in jeopardy

    Warning Signs for the Financial Advisor of the Elderly: Don’t put your practice (or your client) in jeopardy
    By Paul T. Czepiga You have had a long time client who is now of advanced age, let’s call her Jane. Jane has a trust account for her revocable trust; she is the sole trustee. She also has a personal account that has some Stanley Black…
  • Apr 10

    What is Per Stirpes?

    What is Per Stirpes?
    Some words in your Last Will and Testament may seem like a foreign language to you, but they could have significant impact on your beneficiaries. Per stirpes, a Latin phrase that means “by the roots,” is used in many Wills to…
Rank this Week: 3172

California Probate and Estate…

California Probate and Estate Planning Blog

Covers California probate and estate planning including law changes, legal strategies, and detailed descriptions of the options available. By Meissner, Joseph & Palley, Inc.

http://www.californiaprobate.info/blog
  • Apr 16

    NEW Heggstad Petition Case

    NEW Heggstad Petition Case
    I got notice a couple weeks ago of a new case to help get Heggstad petitions approved. That is, petitions brought under California probate code section 850. The case is: Ukkestad v. RBS Asset Finance Filed  March 16, 2015, Fourth…
  • Apr 16

    NEW Heggstad Petition Case

    NEW Heggstad Petition Case
    I got notice a couple weeks ago of a new case to help get Heggstad petitions approved. That is, petitions brought under California probate code section 850. The case is: Ukkestad v. RBS Asset Finance Filed  March 16, 2015, Fourth…
  • Mar 26

    Coach Dean Smith leaves a small legacy… what will you do?

    Coach Dean Smith leaves a small legacy… what will you do?
    As an estate planning attorney I help clients plan the legacy they will leave. Often it’s simple such as “I leave everything to my children….”  Other times it’s a gift to an old friend, a church, or other…
Rank this Week: 641

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Apr 16

    When Killers Attempt to Inherit from Their Victims’ Will

    When Killers Attempt to Inherit from Their Victims’ Will
    You probably remember at least one episode of “Murder, She Wrote” in which somebody offs their relatives in the hopes of claiming a sweet inheritance under their life insurance or a will. It’s been a favorite plotline for…
  • Apr 9

    Can Nursing Homes Go After Your Trusts to Pay Their Bills?

    Can Nursing Homes Go After Your Trusts to Pay Their Bills?
    Nursing homes are expensive. The same goes for just about any kind of senior assistance or long-term care. So how are elderly people of modest means supposed to cope? A recent Gannett article lays out the three basic options: Get the…
  • Apr 2

    Most Business Owners Don’t Have Estate Plans, But They Should

    Most Business Owners Don’t Have Estate Plans, But They Should
    It’s no secret that the majority of people aren’t as proactive as they should be when it comes to estate planning. In fact, most Americans who should have at least a will don’t. But if there’s one group that you would…
Rank this Week: 2057

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/
  • Apr 16

    Idaho Estate Planning - Long Term Care for Veteran

    Idaho Estate Planning - Long Term Care for Veteran
    Pension with Aid and Attendance. This is the most widely known benefit and offers the highest possible monthly payment. It provides benefits for a veteran or surviving spouse who requires the attendance of another person to assist in…
  • Apr 15

    Idaho Veterans - It's Difficult for Vets to Use Housing Voucher

    Idaho Veterans - It's Difficult for Vets to Use Housing Voucher
    In an article today the Idaho Statesman reporter Anna Webb touched on the difficulty homeless veterans face when trying to use rent vouchers to secure a place to live. In the article Ms. Webb states: "Safe, affordable housing is tough…
  • Apr 14

    Idaho Estate Planning - Could You Inherit a Debt?

    Idaho Estate Planning - Could You Inherit a Debt?
    It’s not that easy for some family members to discuss debt issues, especially older Americans who hoped for better at the end of their lives. Even so, parents and their adult children or spouses should thoroughly talk about any outstanding…
Rank this Week: 416

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Swiss Asset Manager Pleads Guilty For Aiding in Tax Evasion

    Swiss Asset Manager Pleads Guilty For Aiding in Tax Evasion
    On March 31, a Swiss asset manager appeared before Judge Sidney H. Stein of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, where he pleaded guilty to charges that he aided his American taxpayer clients and others in schemes to…
  • Apr 14

    Swiss Bank Pays $211 Million to Avoid Prosecution for Aiding Tax Evasion

    Swiss Bank Pays $211 Million to Avoid Prosecution for Aiding Tax Evasion
    On March 30, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that the Swiss bank BSI SA had agreed to pay $211 million to the US in order to avoid prosecution for helping Americans evade taxes. The bank is the first Swiss financial institution…
  • Apr 9

    Why Is The Franchise Tax Board More Difficult Than The IRS?

    Why Is The Franchise Tax Board More Difficult Than The IRS?
    Some taxpayers and tax advisors think that the FTB professionals are simply not as nice as the professionals at the IRS, and that is the reason why dealing with the FTB is more difficult.  That is simply untrue.  The overwhelming…
Rank this Week: 922

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Apr 16

    Top 8 Must Know Facts for Every California Trustee

    Top 8 Must Know Facts for Every California Trustee
    If you are a California Trustee, here are eight must know facts for your to properly administer your Trust and keep yourself safe from any personal liability: 1.  Know Your Duties Being a Trustee is a thankless job.  You owe many…
  • Apr 9

    Can You Prove It? Shifting the Burden of Proof in California Will and Trust Case

    Can You Prove It? Shifting the Burden of Proof in California Will and Trust Case
    Do you have the evidence required to prove your case in Court?  Why not make the other side prove it instead?  Under California law, there are time when you can shift the burden of proof onto your opponent.  In this video,…
  • Apr 2

    Why Won’t my California Trustee Respond to Me???

    Why Won’t my California Trustee Respond to Me???
    Getting the cold shoulder from your Trustee?  While every Trustee has a duty to communicate with the beneficiaries and provide required information, it does not always happen that way.  Maybe the Trustee does not know their…
Rank this Week: 697

New Jersey Estate Planning Center…

New Jersey Estate Planning Center Blog

Covers New Jersey estate planning. By Media Law Group.

http://www.jerseyestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Four Reasons People Put Off Estate Planning

    Four Reasons People Put Off Estate Planning
    “Have you thought about dying lately?” View image | gettyimages.com That’s the question The Huffington Post asks in a new article about delays in estate planning. Most people’s answer, they guess, is no. After all, it…
  • Apr 9

    Dancing and Sudoku: Could Getting Old Really Be That Simple?

    Dancing and Sudoku: Could Getting Old Really Be That Simple?
    With or without dementia, old age is accompanied by a decline in memory and cognitive function. That’s been an unassailable fact since the dawn of time. But it might not be fact anymore. A growing body of research demonstrates that…
  • Apr 2

    Batman Artist Turns to Crowdfunding for Health Care Cost

    Batman Artist Turns to Crowdfunding for Health Care Cost
    Batman’s faced plenty of tough foes in the course of his career, but there’s one nemesis still awaiting Bruce Wayne a few years down the road: long-term care costs. Just ask Norm Breyfogle, a well-known comic book artist most…
Rank this Week: 4156

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Apr 16

    When Would I Use a Special Needs Trust?

    When Would I Use a Special Needs Trust?
    The estate planning toolkit is extensive, and there is the right tool for the right job as it were. You should carefully consider the life situation of the people that will be inheriting assets from you, and you should utilize the ideal…
  • Apr 14

    Can I Give Gifts to Avoid the Estate Tax?

    Can I Give Gifts to Avoid the Estate Tax?
    People who are in possession of considerable resources must be cognizant of the potential impact of the federal estate tax. This tax is currently applicable on asset transfers that exceed $5.43 million. This figure is called the estate tax…
  • Apr 13

    Free Report: What Is an Elder Law Attorney in North Dakota

    Free Report: What Is an Elder Law Attorney in North Dakota
    Different attorneys typically focus on different respective areas of the law. One area that is very important at the present time is the elder law specialty. Elder law is the area of the law that focuses on legal matters that are of…
Rank this Week: 2965

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
  • Apr 16

    April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day

    April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day
    Did you know that April 16 (every year) is National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD)? Just what is NHDD? It’s a “50-state annual initiative to provide clear, concise, and consistent information on healthcare decision-making to both…
  • Apr 7

    Ernie Banks Estate, Part 3: Creditor Claims Against the Estate

    Ernie Banks Estate, Part 3: Creditor Claims Against the Estate
    Mr. Cub’s estate battle has now entered roughly the top of the second inning. To recap, you can read my first two installments on this case here and here. What’s happened since my last installment on March 3rd? Quite a bit (you…
  • Mar 31

    The ‘Two and a Half Men’ Finale and Presumption of Death Probate

    The ‘Two and a Half Men’ Finale and Presumption of Death Probate
    I finally got around to watching the ‘Two and a Half Men’ series finale on CBS recently. After 12 seasons, it was time to write its obituary. Surprisingly enough, I actually found the finale to be moderately entertaining. Perhaps…
Rank this Week: 2830

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/
  • Apr 16

    What you should know about myRA account

    What you should know about myRA account
    MyRA accounts are a new type of government-backed starter retirement savings account, designed for people whose employers do not offer retirement accounts. As of now, anyone who has direct deposit for their paycheck can sign up and start…
  • Apr 13

    Increasing number of American retirees affected by student loan

    Increasing number of American retirees affected by student loan
    A record number of older adults now carry student loan debt, and the phenomenon is still growing: people over 60 are in the fastest growing age group for college debt, according to a report from The New York Times. A record 2.2 million people…
  • Mar 26

    Many employers provide back-up elder care

    Many employers provide back-up elder care
    Hundreds of New York employers provide back-up elder care, designed to help employees stay at work when an unexpected problem arises with elder care. Employees who have registered for back-up elder care can call a care organization when they…
Rank this Week: 3179

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    How Long Does the Probate Process Take in South Carolina?

    How Long Does the Probate Process Take in South Carolina?
    At some point in your life you will likely be involved in the probate process in some capacity. You may be appointed as the executor in someone’s Last Will and Testament, named as a beneficiary by a decedent, or be a creditor of an…
  • Apr 14

    What Is the Annual Gift Tax Exclusion?

    What Is the Annual Gift Tax Exclusion?
    Although the primary goal of your estate plan will likely be to provide a roadmap for the division of your estate assets upon your death, you will likely choose to include additional goals in your estate plan as well, such as tax avoidance.…
  • Apr 2

    What Is Capital Gains Tax?

    What Is Capital Gains Tax?
    In the United States it often seems as though just about everything is taxed. It seems that way because the truth is that just about everything is potentially taxed! It should come as no surprise then to find that tax avoidance is a common…
Rank this Week: 3433

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/
  • Apr 16

    Can My Spouse Use My Estate Tax Exclusion After I Die?

    Can My Spouse Use My Estate Tax Exclusion After I Die?
    There is a federal estate tax exclusion that exists as the line in the sand that divides the people who are exposed to the tax from those who are exempt. If the value of your estate does not exceed the amount of this exclusion, you are exempt…
  • Apr 14

    Will Medicare Cover Everything?

    Will Medicare Cover Everything?
    Retirement is not something that will automatically fall into your lap. Yes, if you worked steadily throughout your life, you will qualify for Social Security and Medicare. However, careful retirement planning is important if you want to…
  • Apr 9

    What Is Estate Administration?

    What Is Estate Administration?
    There is a good bit of business that must be conducted after you pass away so that your estate planning wishes can become a reality.  This is the process of estate administration, and you should take this process into consideration when…
Rank this Week: 1750

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller
  • Apr 15

    Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts – Do I Still Need Mine?

    Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts – Do I Still Need Mine?
    Recent changes to the tax laws that went into effect after the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2013 have caused many taxpayers to review and modify their existing estate plans. One estate planning tool that many people are…
  • Apr 14

    Texas History – Do You Know By What Treaty the U.S. Formally Relinquished All Claims to Texas?

    Texas History – Do You Know By What Treaty the U.S. Formally Relinquished All Claims to Texas?
    The Adams-Onis Treaty of 1819 was a treaty between the United States and Spain that gave Florida to the U.S. and set out a boundary between the U.S. and New Spain (now Mexico). It settled a standing border dispute between the two countries…
Rank this Week: 3434