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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/
  • Mar 16

    CPLR 5015(a)(3) and (4)

    CPLR 5015(a)(3) and (4)
    The defendants, his brother, and his father were the principal shareholders of the corporate defendant. For several years prior to 1974 the corporation owned a restaurant in Staten Island, together with the real property upon which it was…
  • Mar 4

    Labor Law § 240 (1)

    Labor Law § 240 (1)
    Plaintiffs in this negligence action, seeks damages for personal injury sustained by Plaintiff on September 2, 2008, in a scaffolding collapse accident while he was working as a mason tender for JOFW. The accident occurred inside premises…
  • Mar 2

    Columbia University–New York Hospital...cont

    Columbia University–New York Hospital...cont
    Plaintiff's obstetrical expert opined that during plaintiff's mother's near 24–hour labor, plaintiff experienced multiple late decelerations indicative of placental insufficiency causing fetal hypoxia. He opined that it was a departure…
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Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Mar 6

    Fair DUI is Dumb in Virginia

    Fair DUI is Dumb in Virginia
    Should you use this sign when driving up to a DUI checkpoint in VA? I say no, for several reasons. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh The…
  • Mar 5

    Can the Police Delay to Wait for the Drug Dog?

    Can the Police Delay to Wait for the Drug Dog?
    Find out when the police can make you wait and when they let you need to go on your way. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh The post Can…
  • Mar 4

    Beat Driving on Suspended Third by Getting Prior

    Beat Driving on Suspended Third by Getting Prior
    If you are facing diving on suspended in Virginia, definitely contact me so we can discuss your case and once you hire me, begin getting those prior convictions in order. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2015. | Permalink | No comment |…
Rank this Week: 415

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/
  • Mar 6

    The Horror. The Horror. Fighting Brando over Estate ... Continues.

    The Horror. The Horror. Fighting Brando over Estate ... Continues.
    Whether delivering lines like "I could been a contenda", screaming "Stella!" or mumbling "the Horror. the Horror", there never has been (nor will the be) another Marlon Brando. When he died as it is appointed all…
  • Mar 5

    Family Feud over Estate of Famous Physician

    Family Feud over Estate of Famous Physician
    Yesterday, I put the spotlight on the unfortunate fight over the estate of baseball legend Ernie Banks. This post is about another estate, this time that of a renowned physician. The common thread? Changes to an estate plan when dementia is…
  • Mar 4

    The Ernie Banks Estate - In Extra Inning

    The Ernie Banks Estate - In Extra Inning
    I have written about some unfortunate high-profile estate conflicts over the years, but this one came out of left field. Literally. Have you been following the turmoil surrounding the estate litigation over the estate of baseball great Ernie…
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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
  • Mar 6

    Should We Worry about Marijuana DUIs?

    Should We Worry about Marijuana DUIs?
    The number of drivers with alcohol in their system has has gone down significantly while the number of drivers using marijuana has gone way up. Safety-wise this doesn’t seem to be a bad trade. A recent National Highway Traffic Safety…
  • Mar 4

    Inadmissible Evidence May Still Get In for a Limited Purpose

    Inadmissible Evidence May Still Get In for a Limited Purpose
    It may not be favored by courts or be the parties’ preference, but there’s a place for evidence to be admitted for a limited purpose. It can be seen as either a creative solution to an evidence admissibility problem or a way…
  • Mar 2

    Should You Check a Job Applicant’s Social Media Posts?

    Should You Check a Job Applicant’s Social Media Posts?
    Employers are wondering whether browsing public social media sites to learn more about a job applicant is worth the potential risks. A CareerBuilder survey found that 39% of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates,…
Rank this Week: 1942

Fiduciary Folio

Fiduciary Folio

Covers fiduciary (wills, estates, entity representations) law, particularly as applied in the State of Georgia. By Tanner Pittman.

http://www.tannerpittmanlaw.com/blog-fiduciary-folio.html
  • Mar 6

    Clarke County Superior Court totally reversed on appeal in trust matter

    Clarke County Superior Court totally reversed on appeal in trust matter
    The superior court judge of Athens-Clarke County apparently totally botched a trust litigation matter, according to the Georgia Court of Appeals. The lower court had determined that a trust's maker (the "settlor") had improperly amended…
  • Feb 25

    Facebook at vanguard of digital inheritance

    Facebook at vanguard of digital inheritance
    Facebook users (of which this firm is not one) have long since realized that their accounts are digital journals of their lives. These records are valuable, not only to users, but to their posterity.  Responding to…
  • Dec 9

    Special Juvenile Immigrant Statu

    Special Juvenile Immigrant Statu
    Our law office regularly helps clients with family legal transactions, including child custody, prenuptial agreements, family partnerships, and - lately - guardianships based upon a child's dependent status. Today, we are launching our…
Rank this Week: 621

Arizona Senior Law Blog

Arizona Senior Law Blog

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

http://www.arizonaseniorlaw.com/news/
  • Mar 6

    Determining the Cost of ALTCS

    Determining the Cost of ALTCS
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Question: My neighbor informed me that when her mother got on the Arizona Long Term Care…
  • Mar 6

    Changes to Long-Term Care

    Changes to Long-Term Care
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Question: Can you tell me if the Arizona Long Term Care System income and resource…
  • Feb 23

    VA Proposes Asset-Transfer Penalty

    VA Proposes Asset-Transfer Penalty
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Question: In a previous article, you indicated that in determining Veterans Administration…
Rank this Week: 3459

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Mar 6

    Where Is My Social Security Statement?

    Where Is My Social Security Statement?
    You have to be apprised of your anticipated future income if you want to plan ahead for retirement intelligently. Different people have different capabilities, but the fact is that Social Security is going to be very important to the majority…
  • Mar 4

    Advance Planning For Military Veteran

    Advance Planning For Military Veteran
    We are all aware of the fact that dealing with bureaucracies can sometimes be complicated. This comes into play when you are making preparations for the future, especially if you are someone who has served in the Armed Forces. People who have…
  • Mar 2

    Legal Advice For Small Business Owner

    Legal Advice For Small Business Owner
    Serious minded individuals who want to be prepared at all times would do well to develop an ongoing relationship with a good Hartford financial planning lawyer. This is true for everyone, but it is even more essential for people who are in…
Rank this Week: 3313

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Mar 6

    Free Report: Probate in Minnesota – Can It Be Avoided?

    Free Report: Probate in Minnesota – Can It Be Avoided?
    In Minnesota, if you pass away in direct possession of personal property, this property becomes probate property. Probate is the legal process of estate administration. The executor is empowered to administer the estate, but the…
  • Mar 5

    Should I Have a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care?

    Should I Have a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care?
    Incapacity planning is something that you should consider seriously when you are looking ahead toward your senior years. It is clearly not the most pleasant prospect to ponder, but a significant percentage of elders do become unable to handle…
  • Mar 3

    Who Can Act as a Living Trust Trustee?

    Who Can Act as a Living Trust Trustee?
    The legal device that is called a revocable living trust can be a very useful estate planning tool if you want to arrange for efficient postmortem asset transfers. The last will is looked upon as the simplest estate planning tool by many…
Rank this Week: 3601

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Covers estate planning, HOA & condo associations and family law in North Carolina.

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
  • Mar 6

    Unpaid Rent: 5 things a North Carolina Landlord should think after a tenant leave

    Unpaid Rent: 5 things a North Carolina Landlord should think after a tenant leave
    Your tenants are gone and still owe you rent. Is it worth your time, effort and money to pursue a money judgment against them? Unfortunately, collection efforts can be expensive and difficult and, often, just aren’t worth it. If the…
  • Feb 25

    Does the Chair Vote in the Event of a Tie?

    Does the Chair Vote in the Event of a Tie?
    In board and membership meetings you’ll sometimes hear the phrase that the chair gets to vote “in case of a tie vote.”  But is that accurate?  In short, no.  The chair only being permitted to vote in the event…
  • Feb 23

    ANNUAL REPORTS DUE TO NORTH CAROLINA SECRETARY OF STATE

    ANNUAL REPORTS DUE TO NORTH CAROLINA SECRETARY OF STATE
    With only a few exceptions (for instance, non-profit corporations), entities are required to file an Annual Report with the North Carolina Secretary of State by April 15th and to pay the accompanying fee with their submission.  Some…
Rank this Week: 3030

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Mar 6

    New Suit Alleging Nazis Forced Art Dealers to Sell Artifacts Under Dure

    New Suit Alleging Nazis Forced Art Dealers to Sell Artifacts Under Dure
    A lawsuit seeking return of a collection of artifacts, some dating back over 1,000 years, was filed last week in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. The claims are brought by heirs of Jewish art dealers that claim that in...
  • Mar 5

    Mounting Costs of Long-Term Care Insurance

    Mounting Costs of Long-Term Care Insurance
    For about 1.2 million Americans, Tom McInerney will be paying their nursing home bill. McInerney, 58, is the chief executive officer of Genworth Financial Inc., the giant of long-term care insurance. Long-term care policies written years ago…
  • Mar 5

    Article on the Institution of the Trust in Ireland

    Article on the Institution of the Trust in Ireland
    Oonagh B. Breen (University of California, Davis) recently published an article entitled, National Perspectives: The Institution of the Trust in Ireland, UCD Working Papers in Law, Criminology & Socio-Legal Studies Research Paper No.…
Rank this Week: 69

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Mar 6

    5 Actionable Tips for Improving Your LinkedIn Presence

    5 Actionable Tips for Improving Your LinkedIn Presence
    With over 330 million users, LinkedIn has become the fastest growing social network out there, far outpacing Facebook and Twitter. Savvy attorneys recognize the social media platform’s powerful potential as a marketing tool. Networking…
  • Mar 4

    Same Story, Different Language

    Same Story, Different Language
    The story of financial elder abuse plays out countless times each year. The story is a familiar one in which someone (typically close to the victim) uses their influence to gain some of the victim’s wealth. Of course, the highest…
  • Mar 2

    Don’t Overlook the Need to Engage Your Audience During Your Seminar!

    Don’t Overlook the Need to Engage Your Audience During Your Seminar!
    “Bueller? Bueller?” The sound of the teacher’s voice in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off as he takes attendance is all too familiar in the world of seminars. The droning voice lecturing at the front of the room while the eyes…
Rank this Week: 2388

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/
  • Mar 6

    Margot Bentley case highlights irrelevance of living wills in BC

    Margot Bentley case highlights irrelevance of living wills in BC
    CBC News in British Columbia is carrying a story about Margot Bentley. Mrs. Bentley is at the centre of a court case that will hit home for a lot of people. Apparently in 1991 she wrote a document that is referred to as a "Living…
  • Mar 5

    My aunt made me executor and beneficiary, then I signed as witness. Is the will valid?

    My aunt made me executor and beneficiary, then I signed as witness. Is the will valid?
    Every now and then I hear from a reader whose story just makes me wince. It's usually a story about someone who tried to do something nice for someone they cared about, but ended up leaving nothing but a headache. Not surprisingly, many of…
  • Mar 4

    Orillia couple jailed for elder abuse

    Orillia couple jailed for elder abuse
      Back in October, I blogged about the case of Viola Simonds. It was one of the most shocking, bleak, and heart-breaking cases of elder abuse I had ever heard. Mrs Simonds, 76 years old, was found naked, filthy, covered in vomit and feces,…
Rank this Week: 347

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/
  • Mar 6

    O-bat-uarie

    O-bat-uarie
    Obituaries attempt to summarize a life in a few short paragraphs in print or online.  They may describe a person’s occupation and place of residence, list the person’s family and close friends, and set out the funeral or…
  • Mar 5

    Digging Around for the Will

    Digging Around for the Will
    In a grisly news story, it was reported that a woman recently pleaded guilty to digging up her late father’s casket to look for a will. The late Eddie Nash died in 2004.  He had prepared a will in 1995.  Unfortunately, one of…
  • Mar 4

    Brain Injuries and Capacity

    Brain Injuries and Capacity
    A critical thing for lawyers to keep in mind when assessing capacity is that capacity is not always dependent on age. Such may be the case with individuals who have incurred brain injuries. Concussions, a form of traumatic brain injury, are…
Rank this Week: 481

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    Marriage in the Golden Year

    Marriage in the Golden Year
    As we live longer, a marriage later in life is becoming more common with our aging society. That means changes to your estate plan are more crucial than ever. It also means the likelihood of new family members, from adult children to…
  • Mar 3

    Can an IRA Be Used for Estate Planning Purposes?

    Can an IRA Be Used for Estate Planning Purposes?
    On the surface, the value of an individual retirement account is self-explanatory. You contribute into an individual retirement account so that you have a nest egg to draw from during your golden years. However, when circumstances are…
  • Mar 1

    How Can I Preserve My Legacy?

    How Can I Preserve My Legacy?
    When you are planning your estate, you may be concerned about how you will be remembered after you pass away. If you feel this way, you can engage in a more comprehensive form of estate planning called legacy planning. There are various…
Rank this Week: 922

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/
  • Mar 5

    Idaho Estate Planning - Estate Plans Need Updating After a Divorce

    Idaho Estate Planning - Estate Plans Need Updating After a Divorce
    Robyn’s family claims that she wrote a new will after her divorce that changed the beneficiaries, but they can’t find it to prove the change. As a result, last year a New York appellate court decided to uphold the 1996 will. Lawyers for…
  • Mar 4

    Idaho Estate Planning - Multimillionaire's Estate Headed for Trial

    Idaho Estate Planning - Multimillionaire's Estate Headed for Trial
    The children are claiming that the doctor and his wife had a prenuptial agreement when they married in 2000 that kept the property of each separate. The children are seeking to keep her from selling Grossman’s main asset, Brookfield Farms.
  • Mar 3

    Idaho Estate Planning - Marlon Brando's Estate Hounded by Lawsuit

    Idaho Estate Planning - Marlon Brando's Estate Hounded by Lawsuit
    Right before his death eleven years ago, Marlon Brando couldn't leave his bedroom and was so paranoid that he wanted the room padlocked at his death so no one would steal the buttons off of his shirt!
Rank this Week: 806

Nevada Trust Reporter

Nevada Trust Reporter

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

http://blog.trustprovident.com/
  • Mar 5

    Saving for Retirement vs. Paying off Your Mortgage

    Saving for Retirement vs. Paying off Your Mortgage
    Source: Jeff Stoffer, NerdWallet The idea of paying off the mortgage — usually our largest source of debt — is appealing to many homeowners. But is it really the best financial strategy? The relative benefits of paying off a…
  • Feb 27

    Smart IRA Planning Can Help You Save Money for College

    Smart IRA Planning Can Help You Save Money for College
    Source: Mike Branch, The Huffington Post With college expenses at some of the best schools now exceeding $60,000 per year, education-related expenses are often one of the biggest obstacles many baby boomers face when saving for their own…
  • Feb 26

    We’re here to help.

    We’re here to help.
    Whether you’re interested in self-directed investments for your retirement account or you’re a self-employed individual interested in making your 401(k) solo, we have you covered. Find out more by visiting http://bit.ly/1vDhEwl…
Rank this Week: 4894

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: 2072

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    Make Changes to Your Estate Plan as Your Family Change

    Make Changes to Your Estate Plan as Your Family Change
    We have written several times about the need to make changes to your state plan as time goes by, but we haven’t addressed some specific issues you might need to consider as your family gets older and goes through changes. Understanding…
  • Mar 2

    Understanding Estate Planning – What Are Non-Probate Assets?

    Understanding Estate Planning – What Are Non-Probate Assets?
    A lot of people who create an estate plan are concerned about the probate process, and craft plans to try to focus on non-probate assets. But what are non-probate assets? For that matter, why is probate such big deal? Why should your estate…
  • Feb 27

    Basic Questions About Adoption in Kansa

    Basic Questions About Adoption in Kansa
    Even though a lot of people don’t realize it, probate courts in most states, including Kansas and Oklahoma, are responsible for adjudicating the adoption process. When a would-be parent, or parents, seeks to adopt a child, they…
Rank this Week: 2954

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Mar 5

    Top 10 Things Every California Executor Must Know!

    Top 10 Things Every California Executor Must Know!
    If you are an Executor in California there are a few things you must know if you hope to do your job the right way.  Here’s our top ten list for every California Executor: 1.  You have no powers or duties until the court…
  • Feb 26

    Body Snatchers: Who Controls Your Remains Under California Law?

    Body Snatchers: Who Controls Your Remains Under California Law?
    Ever wonder who has the legal right to control your remains after you die?  I have never thought about it either, but it came to light last year with Casey Kasem’s body went missing.  Where did it go and who has the right to…
  • Feb 24

    Going on Offense: We stand, we fight, we win. Albertson & Davidson, LLP

    Going on Offense: We stand, we fight, we win. Albertson & Davidson, LLP
    Have to share this, our new video that describes how we feel about standing, fighting and winning for our clients.  Trust and Will lawsuits are about the principal for most people, not the money.  And sometimes, you have to fight…
Rank this Week: 864

Connecticut Estate Planning…

Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Covers estate planning. By CzepigaDalyPope LLC.

http://www.connecticutestateplanningattorneysblog.com/
  • Mar 5

    Estate Planning and Disgruntled Heirs: Ways to Avoid the Fight

    Estate Planning and Disgruntled Heirs: Ways to Avoid the Fight
    By Carmine Perri Because of my practice area, probate and elder law litigation, I oftentimes find myself in either the courtroom or the hallway with a client fielding this all too common question: “What could we have done to avoid all…
  • Feb 26

    Why Pay Gift Tax Early?

    Why Pay Gift Tax Early?
    By Paul T. Czepiga Who would ever want to pay a gift tax if they did not have to? The answer: Your children! Let’s take a closer look at this and let me give you some background. The IRS has a gift tax. If you are a very generous person…
  • Feb 20

    What is a Conservatorship?

    What is a Conservatorship?
    By Carmine Perri When we help clients develop their estate plans, one of the advance directives we encourage them to create is a Designation of Conservator. You decide ahead of time who will manage your affairs – and under what certain…
Rank this Week: 2965

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    IRS Declines to Further Define “Willful” vs. “Non-Willful”

    IRS Declines to Further Define “Willful” vs. “Non-Willful”
    During a February 24 webcast hosted by the American Bar Association, an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official declined to provide further definition on “willful” versus “non-willful” behavior for taxpayers hoping to…
  • Feb 26

    Protect Your Assets with a Private Retirement Plan

    Protect Your Assets with a Private Retirement Plan
    The following post was taken from our February 2015 newsletter. Click here to subscribe to our monthly newsletter. Most people will not spend a penny today to put a hurdle between their valuable assets and some currently unknown, but…
  • Feb 24

    Terminated QPRTs Result In Interesting Opportunitie

    Terminated QPRTs Result In Interesting Opportunitie
    The following post was taken from our Feburary 2015 newsletter. Click here to subscribe to our monthly newsletter Over the past almost four decades we have helped hundreds of families implement qualified personal residence trusts. …
Rank this Week: 1868

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/
  • Mar 5

    Survivorship Deeds in Florida - Proceed with Caution

    Survivorship Deeds in Florida - Proceed with Caution
    An ambiguous deed with survivorship language creates confusion, requiring the court to interpret the ownership of real estate.
  • Mar 4

    Attorney for Trust Owes No Fiduciary Duty to Beneficiarie

    Attorney for Trust Owes No Fiduciary Duty to Beneficiarie
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has ruled that the attorney for the trustee of a trust owes no fiduciary duty to the beneficiaries of the trust.
  • Feb 9

    Partition Action Solves Jointly Owned Property Dispute

    Partition Action Solves Jointly Owned Property Dispute
    In the wake of a loved one’s death, an individual often learns that he or she has inherited real property owned by the decedent.  In our practice, the client will often be one of multiple beneficiaries of the same parcel of…
Rank this Week: 3236

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Mar 5

    Is Co-Parenting Possible?

    Is Co-Parenting Possible?
    This headline recently caught my attention Co-Parenting Win: I Lived With my Stepson’s Mother.  The article, fashioned in the form of a letter to the mother of the author’s stepson, chronicles the evolution of the…
  • Mar 2

    Pennsylvania Liquor Update

    Pennsylvania Liquor Update
    There has been a significant amount of liquor license topics which have garnered media attention recently, especially in the Lancaster area.  Last Monday, the Beer Café in the Weis Markets in Ephrata opened.  Also throughout…
  • Feb 27

    Facebook’s New Legacy Contact

    Facebook’s New Legacy Contact
    You may have read our blog posts about Death in the Digital Age and Emailing after Death.  Facebook has certainly established a reputation for making changes, sometimes in response to user concerns.  This issue is no exception and…
Rank this Week: 1273

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Mar 5

    Robin Williams and the Importance of Specificity in Trust

    Robin Williams and the Importance of Specificity in Trust
    “Even the most mundane items can be fodder for fights.” View image | gettyimages.com That’s the headline in Investment News — a report on Robin Williams’ estate plan and the nasty family feud it’s left…
  • Feb 26

    Reasons for Updating an Already-Finished Estate Plan

    Reasons for Updating an Already-Finished Estate Plan
    Long before Jim Carrey went green in Gotham and battled Batman, the world knew a different man as “The Riddler.” He wasn’t a villain or even a fictional character, but rather a widely respected Greek philosopher known as…
  • Feb 19

    Martin Luther King Jr.’s Children Battle in Court Over His Estate

    Martin Luther King Jr.’s Children Battle in Court Over His Estate
    Nearly forty-seven years have passed since the tragic assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His incredible life and legacy continue to command our attention and admiration all these decades later. This year, his story is remembered…
Rank this Week: 364

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/
  • Mar 5

    Five Ways to Retire and Maintain Your Standard of Living

    Five Ways to Retire and Maintain Your Standard of Living
    “Don’t spend your old age pinching pennies!” That’s The Wall Street Journal’s plea to aging Americans for whom retirement is coming into view on the horizon. View image | gettyimages.com But for many people,…
  • Feb 26

    Paying for Alzheimer’s: Medicare, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care

    Paying for Alzheimer’s: Medicare, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care
    Few diagnoses are more devastating than Alzheimer’s, both in terms of its health toll and its extraordinary financial imposition on families. View image | gettyimages.com Paying for long-term care isn’t easy, especially if you or…
  • Feb 19

    How Outer-Space Research May Lead to Better Care for Old Age

    How Outer-Space Research May Lead to Better Care for Old Age
    Space may be the “final frontier,” but we’re still far away from reaping its whole harvest. Indeed, the distant discoveries of outer space continue to pay major dividends here at home. Take senior healthcare, for example.…
Rank this Week: 4152

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/
  • Mar 5

    Estate Planning and Financial Loose Ends After Divorce

    Estate Planning and Financial Loose Ends After Divorce
    Following the emotional and financial turmoil of a divorce, people are understandably focused on their own well-being, helping their children through the transition, and moving on to the next chapter of their lives. This can lead to their…
  • Feb 18

    Cohabitation After Divorce: Living with a New Partner Can Impact Alimony

    Cohabitation After Divorce: Living with a New Partner Can Impact Alimony
    Many people are aware that a remarriage can end a former spouse’s alimony, but not everyone realizes that cohabiting after a divorce can also affect alimony. This is a particularly important issue given how many couples are…
  • Feb 3

    How Is the NFL a Non-Profit? And Why Aren’t the NHL, MLB, and NBA?

    How Is the NFL a Non-Profit? And Why Aren’t the NHL, MLB, and NBA?
    Not to rain on the parade of the many New Englanders celebrating the Patriots’ Super Bowl win, but you do have to wonder whether it’s right that the National Football League holds not-for-profit…
Rank this Week: 2944

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    Dual Eligible Beneficiaries: One Year In

    Dual Eligible Beneficiaries: One Year In
    There’s been a lot of confusion associated with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ decision to bring together both programs for the benefit of dual eligible beneficiaries. Unfortunately, after one year, much of that…
  • Mar 3

    Don’t be Fooled: DIY Estate Planning is Risky

    Don’t be Fooled: DIY Estate Planning is Risky
    We’ve all seen the commercials and the online ads for do-it-yourself Wills, Trusts and even Powers of Attorney. There are no shortage of assurances that first, you can save hundreds (or thousands) of dollars and second, that it’s…
  • Feb 26

    Compare & Contrast: Revocable Living Trust & Family Wealth Trust

    Compare & Contrast: Revocable Living Trust & Family Wealth Trust
    There are many financial tools that can help you transition from your career to retirement with relative ease and confidence. Understanding those tools, including the benefits as well as the shortcomings, is your first step of making that…
Rank this Week: 3606

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/
  • Mar 5

    Creating Pet Protection Agreement

    Creating Pet Protection Agreement
    There are a few different ways to create a pet protection plan.  One reasonably inexpensive method, somewhat less formal than a pet trust, is a pet protection agreement.  Pet protection agreements provide a way for pet owners to…
  • Mar 3

    Alternatives to Nursing Homes in Arkansa

    Alternatives to Nursing Homes in Arkansa
    Alternatives to Nursing Homes in Arkansas from Deborah Sexton A nursing home, or skilled nursing facility, provides necessary care for seniors who are suffering from severe or debilitating physical and mental illnesses. Learn more about…
  • Mar 3

    Critter Corner: Meditation has Many Benefits for Senior

    Critter Corner: Meditation has Many Benefits for Senior
    Meditation has been scientifically proven in many studies to be an effective tool for mental, physical, and emotional senior health.
Rank this Week: 1511

epilawg

epilawg

Provides insight for planning the resolution of your own story through thoughtful estate planning.

http://epilawg.com/
  • Mar 5

    Unintended Consequences of Disinheriting Children

    Unintended Consequences of Disinheriting Children
    One thing I learned quickly after becoming an estate planning attorney is that there are often times when my clients’ wishes are not the same as what I would do in their particular situation. For […]Unintended Consequences of…
  • Feb 23

    Selling Real Estate Out of a Conservatorship

    Selling Real Estate Out of a Conservatorship
    Last fall, I covered the basics on conservatorships (see: Conservatorship Basics Part 1 and Part 2). As a review, a conservatorship is needed when an adult individual is impaired to the extent of lacking sufficient […]Selling Real…
  • Feb 19

    Minnesota and the UTC

    Minnesota and the UTC
    The 2015 Minnesota Legislature may adopt the Uniform Trust Code.  The proposed legislation would provide new rules regarding the administration of trusts, codify some common laws and clarify procedures available to those…
Rank this Week: 2200

North Carolina Estate Planning…

North Carolina Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.ncestateplanningblog.com/
  • Mar 5

    Tax Issues to Consider When Settling an Estate

    Tax Issues to Consider When Settling an Estate
    During the first quarter of the year, the only tax items most taxpayers are concerned with are their own personal and business returns. However, settling an estate involves tax matters that need to be resolved before the estate is closed. The…
  • Mar 2

    Vulnerability for Domestic Asset Protection Trust

    Vulnerability for Domestic Asset Protection Trust
    A recent court case involving a Domestic Asset Protection Trust (DAPT) revealed a possible threat to the protections provided by these powerful asset preservation tools. DAPTs generally are used when enhanced creditor protections are desired.…
  • Feb 26

    Creating a North Carolina Succession Plan

    Creating a North Carolina Succession Plan
    Failing to create a succession plan for a North Carolina business results in a few possible outcomes that might not match an owner’s wishes. Depending on how the company is structured, upon a business owner’s death, other partners…
Rank this Week: 4982

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    What Are the Benefits of Mediation?

    What Are the Benefits of Mediation?
    If you are involved in any type of civil litigation in South Carolina there is a chance that the court will encourage you, if not require you, to attend mediation before the court will set the matter for an actual trial.  While the…
  • Mar 3

    What If I Don’t Respond to the Divorce Complaint in South Carolina?

    What If I Don’t Respond to the Divorce Complaint in South Carolina?
    The process of getting divorced is never easy, even if you are the party initiating the divorce. If you don’t want a divorce, the entire process can be even more painful. If you have recently been served with a Complaint for Divorce and…
  • Feb 26

    Celebrate “ Responsible Pet Owner’s Month ” by Creating a Pet Trust

    Celebrate “ Responsible Pet Owner’s Month ” by Creating a Pet Trust
    To say that Americans love their pets would be an understatement. In the United States, three out of every five households has at least one dog or cat. Collectively, that means that we own about 80 million dogs and cats in the U.S. –…
Rank this Week: 1911

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/
  • Mar 4

    What Is a First Party Special Needs Trust?

    What Is a First Party Special Needs Trust?
    People with disabilities often rely on Medi-Cal for health insurance, and Supplemental Security Income can provide a minimal source of monthly income. A special needs trust is a type of legal device that can be used to provide support for a…
  • Mar 2

    Do You Have to Impoverish Yourself to Qualify for Medi-Cal?

    Do You Have to Impoverish Yourself to Qualify for Medi-Cal?
    People have questions about Medi-Cal when they find out that Medicare will not pay for nursing home care. Medi-Cal is California’s version of the Medicaid program that is offered nationally, and it does pay for custodial care. Because…
  • Mar 2

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

    Free Report: What Questions Should I Ask a California Elder Care Attorney?
    When you start to get older, you invariably begin to think about things that never crossed your mind previously. Retirement can seem like a world away, but eventually, it starts to peek its head over the horizon. Topics covered in this report…
Rank this Week: 900

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Mar 4

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. Maya Angelou
  • Mar 4

    Estate Planning and Charitable Giving

    Estate Planning and Charitable Giving
    A comprehensive estate plan starts with a Last Will and Testament; however, from there an estate plan can take numerous different forms and accomplish a wide variety of goals. For some people, an estate plan must include provisions that allow…
  • Mar 3

    Texas History – Do You Know What First Public Office George Bush Was Elected to?

    Texas History – Do You Know What First Public Office George Bush Was Elected to?
    George Bush was first elected to United States House of Representatives seat from 7TH District of Texas in 1966. He defeated Democrat Frank Briscoe with 57% of the vote, becoming the first Republican to represent Houston. Bush’s…
Rank this Week: 3306

Ask Liza: Nolo's Estate Planning…

Ask Liza: Nolo's Estate Planning Blog

Covers estate planning and wills. By Liza Weiman Hanks.

http://blog.nolo.com/estateplanning/
  • Mar 4

    Reporting Foreign Gift

    Reporting Foreign Gift
    Dear Liza: Does a person receiving a gift from a sibling in another country have to pay gift tax on that gift in the United States? In the United States, gifts are not considered ordinary income, so you don’t…
  • Mar 2

    Capital Gains Taxes on Appreciated Property

    Capital Gains Taxes on Appreciated Property
    Dear Liza: My mother gave her house to my sister just before she passed away.  My sister is going to sell the house. Do we have to pay taxes on that? If your mother’s house had appreciated in value between the time your mother…
  • Feb 13

    Dear Liza: My parents have a…

    Dear Liza: My parents have a revocable Trust that is very outdated and we want to make amendments to it. I understand most of the Trust but am having trouble with the Survivors Trust. I was surprised to see that upon the death of one…
Rank this Week: 1625

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 4

    Forum Non Convenien

    Forum Non Convenien
    Whenever a client states that they have assets outside of California or abroad, it is standard to tell the client that administration of such assets will take place in that jurisdiction. For example, if the client is an heir to an Iowa farm,…
  • Feb 27

    Revocable Transfer upon Death Deed

    Revocable Transfer upon Death Deed
    Back on June 21, 2011, I penned a post about proposed bill AB-699 which would have authorized a homeowner to designate a beneficiary for their property upon their death. The bill ultimately failed in the Senate Judiciary committee and thus…
  • Feb 18

    Following a Court Order

    Following a Court Order
    A sure-fire way to get into a legal predicament is to disobey a court order. Failure to abide by a court order is grounds for dismissal of an appeal. The term for this is the disentitlement doctrine. This legal remedy was recently applied in…
Rank this Week: 1372

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Mar 4

    ICYMI: William J. Kishman Discusses Recent Actions by the NLRB and the Effects on Non-Union Employer

    ICYMI: William J. Kishman Discusses Recent Actions by the NLRB and the Effects on Non-Union Employer
    In the new Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD attorney William J. Kishman discussed how the recent actions by the NLRB will affect non-union employers. Read his advice below and don’t miss our monthly Legal…
  • Feb 11

    Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreement

    Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreement
    A recent decision by the Indiana Court of Appeals makes postnuptial agreements a more attractive option for married couples who, while considering filing for divorce, decide instead to reconcile. Premarital agreements, entered into prior to…
  • Feb 10

    ICYMI: April Wimberg Discusses Electronic Data Breach Liability

    ICYMI: April Wimberg Discusses Electronic Data Breach Liability
    In this month’s Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD attorney April A. Wimberg discusses what companies can do to reduce their liability in the case of an electronic data breach. Read her advice below and don’t miss…
Rank this Week: 3540

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/
  • Mar 4

    Estate Planning Document List - Time to Get Organized!

    Estate Planning Document List - Time to Get Organized!
    Organizing your estate prior to your death can ease the burden to your heirs of trying to locate all your assets and pertinent information after your death.
  • Mar 2

    Five Estate Planning Tools You Really Need

    Five Estate Planning Tools You Really Need
    A basic estate plan is important for every adult to consider and implement.
  • Feb 27

    Living Trust Advantage

    Living Trust Advantage
    Revocable living trusts can offer many advantages including the avoidance of the probate process.
Rank this Week: 611

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.dutcher-zatkowsky.com
  • Mar 4

    Smoothing Things Out For Your Heir

    Smoothing Things Out For Your Heir
    There are several things you can do to ease the legal distress that your loved ones may suffer after your death. First, you can do is understand the legal terminology. Know what these terms mean: will, trust, health care directive, power of…
  • Feb 25

    Telling Your Kids How Much You Are Worth

    Telling Your Kids How Much You Are Worth
    Should your kids know how much money you make or how much you are worth? View image | gettyimages.com A story in the New York Times says, yes, sort of. It says you can begin to initiate them into your financial world as early as age 5 or 6.…
  • Feb 18

    Facebook Now Offers ‘Living Will’

    Facebook Now Offers ‘Living Will’
    Facebook users can now control their pages after they pass away. View image | gettyimages.com The social media company has created a new tool that lets users determine what happens to their accounts after they die – a sort of…
Rank this Week: 1079

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 4

    60 No Longer Considered “Old Age”

    60 No Longer Considered “Old Age”
    How old is “old age?” Older than it used to be, at least! View image | gettyimages.com A major new report makes a clear and convincing case that people in their sixties simply do not have the life or health … Continue…
  • Feb 25

    Signs of Caregiver Stre

    Signs of Caregiver Stre
    So much of the discussion about long-term care in this country is focused on the patients and the payments. That makes sense. Long-term care can be very expensive and it has an inestimable impact on the lives of the elderly … Continue…
  • Feb 18

    A Marriage to Remember: A Touching Short Film on Alzheimer’

    A Marriage to Remember: A Touching Short Film on Alzheimer’
    In a new short-film documentary entitled A Marriage to Remember, filmmaker Banker White takes a starkly intimate look into his parents’ struggle with his mother’s early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. View image | gettyimages.com…
Rank this Week: 4407

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://yourestatematters.com/blog/
  • Mar 4

    How Is Out of State Property Funded into a Trust?

    How Is Out of State Property Funded into a Trust?
    For most people, creating a comprehensive estate plan involves drafting and executing a compilation of documents above and beyond just a Last Will and Testament. Over the last several decades, trust agreements have become one of the most…
  • Mar 3

    What Assets Are Left Outside My Trust?

    What Assets Are Left Outside My Trust?
    Trust agreements are now commonly included in the average person’s estate plan, predominantly because of the variety of estate planning goals that can be accomplished with a trust agreement. If you have never created a trust agreement…
  • Mar 2

    Free Report: Understanding the Probate Process in Missouri

    Free Report: Understanding the Probate Process in Missouri
    The overall purpose of probate is to ensure that all of the assets owned by the decedent at the time of death are accounted for and ultimately distributed to the intended beneficiaries or heirs of the estate. Topics covered in this whitepaper…
Rank this Week: 3556

Florida Probate Blog -…

Florida Probate Blog - WeProbateFlorida.com

Covers Florida probate administration. By Long H. Duong.

http://weprobateflorida.com
  • Mar 3

    Got Letters of Administration! What now?

    Got Letters of Administration! What now?
    This is a followup to my previous post on starting Probate in Florida, specifically Formal Administration. The initial push in probate is dedicated to convincing the judge to appoint you as the personal representative (PR) and then issuing…
  • Feb 19

    How to Start Probate in Florida

    How to Start Probate in Florida
    Florida Probate administration can be relatively hassle-free with the right guidance and representation. It’s easy enough to say “hire an attorney” and frankly, it’s almost always your only choice. But, there’s…
  • Oct 6

    Thoughts about Estate Assist, a “digital safe deposit box”

    Thoughts about Estate Assist, a “digital safe deposit box”
    Does Estate Assist solve probate and estate problems for Florida residents? A brief look at Estate Assist and lingering questions. The post Thoughts about Estate Assist, a “digital safe deposit box” appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 4514

Elder Counsel Blog

Elder Counsel Blog

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

http://www.eldercounsel.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4196

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/
  • Mar 3

    Court of Appeal Dismisses Appeal in Bentley v. Maplewood Seniors Care Society

    Court of Appeal Dismisses Appeal in Bentley v. Maplewood Seniors Care Society
    In reasons for judgment released today in Bentley v.Maplewood Seniors Care Society, 2015 BCCA 91, The British Columbia Court of Appeal has upheld Mr. Justice Greyell’s decision dismissing a petition brought by Margaret Anne…
  • Mar 1

    Restrictions on Who May File a Notice of Dispute

    Restrictions on Who May File a Notice of Dispute
    One of the changes made to British Columbia’s rules governing probate procedures that came into effect on March 31, 2014, was the replacement of caveats with notices of dispute. One of the main purposes of both caveats under the former…
  • Feb 22

    British Columbia Law Institute Report on Terminating a Strata

    British Columbia Law Institute Report on Terminating a Strata
    The British Columbia Law Institute  has just published its Report on Terminating a Strata recommending reform of the Strata Property Act provisions allowing a strata to wind up its strata corporation and cancel the strata plan.Under…
Rank this Week: 544

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • Mar 3

    What Happens to Your Facebook Profile After You Die?

    What Happens to Your Facebook Profile After You Die?
    We live in a social media age where almost anything we do can be posted online for others to view. We share personal information ranging from vacation photos to our thoughts and opinions on this year’s Oscar winners. Facebook pages…
  • Feb 24

    When Does Power of Attorney Terminate in Florida?

    When Does Power of Attorney Terminate in Florida?
    Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives one person the authority to act on behalf of another as that person’s “agent.” The person who grants the Power of Attorney is known as the “Principal,” and can…
  • Feb 11

    Estate Planning Ambiguities: What Robin Williams’ will contest teaches us about creating high-value trust

    Estate Planning Ambiguities: What Robin Williams’ will contest teaches us about creating high-value trust
    When you are gone, will your surviving heirs abide by every wish of your estate just as you envisioned, or will they fight over their own interpretations of your will? Ambiguous language in estate planning can create friction among your loved…
Rank this Week: 3907

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Mar 3

    Avoid the Three Major Estate Planning Error

    Avoid the Three Major Estate Planning Error
    You are about to start your estate planning process, which is great, but even if you have a Will or Trust set up, there are major errors most individuals make during the estate planning process that can cost them (or...
  • Feb 24

    Consumer Reports Weighs in on DIY Estate Planning

    Consumer Reports Weighs in on DIY Estate Planning
    Any time you are looking for solid and unbiased consumer information you know that you can find it in Consumer Reports magazine. The folks there do a fine job of analyzing products and services in a very fair and balanced...
  • Feb 11

    Taxes and Inheriting an IRA

    Taxes and Inheriting an IRA
    It is possible to will one's IRA to a family member or other chosen beneficiary. On receiving the IRA, the beneficiary is able to make withdrawals right away, but there are considerable tax implications for doing so. In fact, those...
Rank this Week: 945