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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Aug 17

    Definitions in Shareholder Agreements Matter When Transferring Family-Owned Business Stock

    Definitions in Shareholder Agreements Matter When Transferring Family-Owned Business Stock
    Owners and shareholders of a family-owned corporation will often enter into contractual arrangements limiting to whom an owner may transfer their shares. Many times, these agreements provide the company or other shareholders the right of…
  • Aug 17

    Announcing the 2017-2019 class of RPTE Fellow

    Announcing the 2017-2019 class of RPTE Fellow
    The Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law (RPTE) section of the American Bar Association (ABA) sponsors a fellowship program designed to encourage young lawyers to become actively engaged in the section. The program seeks to develop these men…
  • Aug 16

    Tupac's Hummer Back On Auction Block After High Bidder Flake

    Tupac's Hummer Back On Auction Block After High Bidder Flake
    Tupac’s 1996 Hummer went to the auction block in May 2016. An anonymous bidder from Ohio bought the heavily modified H1 for an astounding $337,000. As of yet, efforts to solicit payment have been totally unsuccessful and attempts by the...
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Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills in Utah. By Jason C. Hunter.

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Aug 17

    New York Considers Legislation to Help the Elderly

    New York Considers Legislation to Help the Elderly
    “Elder abuse is an under-reported crime that preys on the people who worked hard to build our communities.” Several pieces of legislation in New York are being considered that are aimed at helping health care workers and bank employees…
  • Aug 16

    What about the Taxes on Inherited Property?

    What about the Taxes on Inherited Property?
    “When you leave a home to loved ones, they get a step-up in basis which means tax savings.”
  • Aug 15

    Retirement Secrets to Share

    Retirement Secrets to Share
    “Here are three secrets about retiring that no one wants to talk about but that you need to hear.”
Rank this Week: 517

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

Covers probate, elder law and litigation topics. By Kenneth Vercammen.

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    Advice to the Executors of an Estate

    Advice to the Executors of an Estate
    Advice to the Executors of an EstateAdvice to the Executors of an EstateThe New Probate Statute of NJ revised various sections of the New Jersey law on Wills and estates. law makes a number of substantial changes to the provisions governing…
  • Aug 17

    Administration of Estates, Probates and Decedents Law in New Jersey 3B:10-6

    Administration of Estates, Probates and Decedents Law in New Jersey 3B:10-6
    Administration of Estates, Probates and Decedents Law in New Jersey 3B:10-6B:10-6. Acts of administrator before notice of will Lawful acts performed in good faith by an administrator before notice of a will and purchases or transfers made by…
  • Aug 17

    Administrator of an Estate where there is no Will

    Administrator of an Estate where there is no Will
    Administrator of an Estate where there is no WillADMINISTRATOR OF A DECEDENTS ESTATE WHERE THERE IS NO WILL- DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESWhen a person dies without having a Will that is called intestate. The administration must be…
Rank this Week: 1513

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Aug 17

    E-commerce refers to the innovation that gives efficient capacity of access to issues from various modalities.

    E-commerce refers to the innovation that gives efficient capacity of access to issues from various modalities.
    E-commerce refers to the innovation that gives efficient capacity of access to issues from various modalities. It emerges with the selection of different business realms and completing them landing training. The same issue has five required…
  • Aug 17

    The Development and Future Perspectives of E-Commerce

    The Development and Future Perspectives of E-Commerce
    The Development and Future Perspectives of E-Commerce The introduction of smart-phones, portable electronic devices, and tablets has revolutionized electronic commerce. It is defines as the extensive application of information technology and…
  • Aug 15

    Custom Dissertation Penning – Our Help out Will Get rid of Your Fear

    Custom Dissertation Penning – Our Help out Will Get rid of Your Fear
    Custom Dissertation Penning – Our Help out Will Get rid of Your Fears A fairly simple text- dissertation is certainly not easy to write, mainly of the university students. The majority of the school youngsters really have to write down…
Rank this Week: 4158

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Aug 17

    Democracy Unchained

    Democracy Unchained
    K. Sabeel Rahman, Private Power, Public Values: Regulating Social Infrastructure in a Changing Economy, 39 Cardozo L. Rev. 5 (forthcoming, 2017), available at SSRN. Frank Pasquale In the mid-2000s, digital activists spearheaded the…
  • Aug 16

    The Discreet Charm of Conveyancing on the Blockchain

    The Discreet Charm of Conveyancing on the Blockchain
    Jeanne L. Schroeder, Bitcoin and the Uniform Commercial Code, 24 U. Miami Bus. L. Rev. 1 (2016). Anna Gelpern When Adam Levitin and I taught The Law of Money seminar a year ago, not one student chose to write about bitcoin. We congratulated…
  • Aug 15

    What Abbasi Should Have Said

    What Abbasi Should Have Said
    James E. Pfander, Constitutional Torts and the War on Terror (2017). Steve Vladeck It is a common rhetorical trope among far too many federal judges (including Supreme Court Justices) that legal scholarship is of diminishing utility to…
Rank this Week: 262

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 16

    Don’t Make These Retirement Planning Mistake

    Don’t Make These Retirement Planning Mistake
    Millions of baby boomers are headed into retirement and unfortunately, some may discover that they are not as prepared as they thought they were. Thinking about retirement is a great opportunity to evaluate mistakes you have made up to this…
  • Aug 9

    What You Should Know About Accepting an Early Retirement Offer

    What You Should Know About Accepting an Early Retirement Offer
    After you’ve been working your entire adult life, when a company presents you with an early retirement offer, it seems wise to take it. It can even be tempting if you’ve been planning to get out of the job for some time. But you…
  • Aug 2

    Senior Driving Safety, Part II.

    Senior Driving Safety, Part II.
    There is no single, comprehensive test to determine whether a senior (or anyone else for that matter) is a safe driver. However, the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles has put together the following safe driver checklist: Do you have…
Rank this Week: 3422

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Aug 16

    A Brief Review of Solicitor’s Negligence

    A Brief Review of Solicitor’s Negligence
    Claims against solicitors for negligence often arise in the context of estates cases, whether it be the failure of a lawyer to ensure that a testator’s wishes are accurately reflected in his/her will, to neglecting to confirm the…
  • Aug 15

    Valuators – 2018 Might be a Very Good Year

    Valuators – 2018 Might be a Very Good Year
    I mentioned in my last blog that the government is proposing measures to limit the application of the lifetime capital gains exemption (“LCGE”) to owners of eligible small business corporations, based on age and…
  • Aug 13

    A Good Life & A Good Death

    A Good Life & A Good Death
    A long time client of ours passed away last week.  She was able to remain at her own home and die in her own bed.  So many of us wish, when the time comes, that we could do the same.  We know this is not the ending place that…
Rank this Week: 712

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/blog
  • Aug 15

    Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late For Your Estate

    Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late For Your Estate
    I was reading the article Estate Planning Before Tragedy Strikes (http://www.palisadeshudson.com/2017/08/estate-planning-before-tragedy-strikes/) and found this quote to be of particular importance to families and their children. (bold added)…
  • Aug 14

    The Consequences of Not Planning

    The Consequences of Not Planning
    The consequences of not planning can be expensive financially, emotionally, and personally. So many people avoid estate planning for one reason or another. Before you decide against planning or to delay planning, you need to understand the…
  • Aug 7

    Imagine a Pill

    Imagine a Pill
    Imagine there’s a pill that takes away your stress about the future and allows you to live life more freely. A pill that makes sure you and your family are taken care of.  Your life is so much better because it’s so much…
Rank this Week: 4534

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • Aug 14

    Prince, George Michael and Carrie Fisher; Estate Planning 101, what are we learning?

    Prince, George Michael and Carrie Fisher; Estate Planning 101, what are we learning?
    MORE MONEY, MORE PROBLEMS? 6 DO’S AND DONT’S OF ESTATE PLANNING AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY At the end of last year it seemed as if every day there was a new report of a celebrity dying unexpectedly. As fans around the world mourned…
  • Jul 25

    Do you know an elderly neighbor who is being abused? Get help.

    Do you know an elderly neighbor who is being abused? Get help.
    Elder Abuse and Undue Influence Awareness Did you commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day? June 15, 2017 marked the twelfth annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, or WEAAD. Elder abuse, especially elder financial exploitation, has been…
  • Jul 11

    Your estate and assets, make sure you know what actually counts for your beneficiaries under Florida law

    Your estate and assets, make sure you know what actually counts for your beneficiaries under Florida law
    Ademption: When devises are actually not part of the estate Many unexpected things can happen in the period between the execution of a will and the death. For example, a decedent may devise the family house in Key West to her granddaughter.…
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Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 14

    Health Care Directives and HIPAA Release

    Health Care Directives and HIPAA Release
         It’s a common mistake, confusing a health care directive and a HIPAA release.  Both are necessary but they are not identical.      First let’s look at a health care…
  • Aug 6

    Medicaid’s Confusing Treatment of Trusts (Part 2)

    Medicaid’s Confusing Treatment of Trusts (Part 2)
                    Last week I wrote about trusts and how they are treated by Medicaid.  Specifically, I am talking about irrevocable trusts.  Most people…
  • Jul 30

    Medicaid’s Confusing Treatment of Trust

    Medicaid’s Confusing Treatment of Trust
                    Not a week goes by in which someone doesn’t call us about Medicaid eligibility as it relates to trusts.  The question is usually some…
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New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Aug 11

    Son Petitioner Brings Action for Will Construction Issue

    Son Petitioner Brings Action for Will Construction Issue
    A widower, died in Kings County, on the fifth day of June, 1973, leaving a last will and testament that was thereafter duly admitted to probate. He left him surviving three adult children, two daughters and a son, all of whom he named as…
  • Aug 11

    Court Hears Action to Set Aside Conveyance of Real Property

    Court Hears Action to Set Aside Conveyance of Real Property
    In an action, inter alia, to set aside a conveyance of certain real property, the defendant appeals, as limited by his brief, from so much of an order of the Supreme Court, Kings County as granted the plaintiffs’ cross motion to…
  • Aug 4

    Plaintiff Moves to Set Aside Assignment of Mortgage

    Plaintiff Moves to Set Aside Assignment of Mortgage
    This is an action against defendant and others to set aside an assignment of a mortgage made to cancel a certificate and record of the satisfaction of such mortgage, to declare said mortgage a lien on the mortgaged premises, to reinstate it…
Rank this Week: 1511

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Aug 11

    Beware of Public Benefits: The Cautionary Tale of Overpayment

    Beware of Public Benefits: The Cautionary Tale of Overpayment
    Recently, I have seen an increase in the number of notices from the Social Security Administration and the Department of Medical Assistance Services relating to benefits received by a person not eligible to receive benefits any longer due to…
  • Aug 7

    The Importance of Re-evaluating Your Estate Plan

    The Importance of Re-evaluating Your Estate Plan
    For decades, estate planners have drafted estate plans around the federal estate tax, looking for ways to minimize or avoid the payment of estate taxes on death. Because the estate tax exemption amount was as low as $600,000 as recently as…
  • Aug 1

    Is Game of Thrones A Victory for Disability Rights?

    Is Game of Thrones A Victory for Disability Rights?
    Recently, approximately 10.1 million people watched the premier of this season of Game of Thrones, making it the most popular show on cable television. For those of you who are not familiar, Game of Thrones is based on the book series by…
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Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Aug 11

    Contracts for Geriatric Caregivers: What do You Need?

    Contracts for Geriatric Caregivers: What do You Need?
    Whether you are hiring someone privately, or you have hired a family member to care for an aging loved one, it is important that you realize this is a business transaction. This person is being hired and compensated for caring for your…
  • Aug 4

    The Basics of Elder Law

    The Basics of Elder Law
    Elder law is an area of law about the elderly. An elder law attorney is well-versed in cases that involve seniors and senior rights. Lawyers practicing in elder law focus on the important decisions made later in life, including helping their…
  • Jul 27

    The Basics of Suffolk County Wills and Trust

    The Basics of Suffolk County Wills and Trust
    Elder Care Attorney Helping Families in Suffolk County Prepare Wills and Trusts Wills and trusts are essential estate planning techniques that protect your assets, but also your loved ones. While there are plenty of facts and guides out…
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Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

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

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 299

Pharos Law Group Blog

Pharos Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning and business planning topics.

http://pharoslaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 10

    digital assets and your estate plan

    digital assets and your estate plan
    Digital assets are an increasingly important part of our lives. However, when it comes to estate planning, these items are most often overlooked. I recently read an article published by Fidelity on this topic. I would commend this article to…
  • Jul 24

    Hamilton and Madison, friends turned enemies, and how their Constitutional brilliance protects us today

    Hamilton and Madison, friends turned enemies, and how their Constitutional brilliance protects us today
    James Madison and Alexander Hamilton were once close political allies, who then turned into bitter rivals.  But their wondrous Constitution and the government it formed continues to function quite well today, even amid partisanship and…
  • Jul 20

    Secrets of “THE LAW”

    Secrets of “THE LAW”
    If you meet an attorney claiming to know THE LAW, find a different attorney.   There are many misconceptions in the world of lawyers and law stuff.  A great many.  One of the most prominent is the mistaken belief that just…
Rank this Week: 4483

Law Offices of Lauren E. Jackson

Law Offices of Lauren E. Jackson

An Illinois legal blog covering all things relating to estate planning, real estate, and probate issues.

http://laurenjacksonlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 8

    Everything you should know about real estate property disclosure statements?

    Everything you should know about real estate property disclosure statements?
    When you are purchasing real estate, property disclosure statements are some of the most important documents that you will receive. Property disclosure statements outline any flaws that the current owners and their real estate agents are…
  • Jun 27

    What is a contractor lien waiver on a property?

    What is a contractor lien waiver on a property?
    A lien waiver is a real estate related legal document designed with the intention of rendering the claim of a mechanic lien claimant unenforceable. This is often done in order to allow the transfer of real estate, or as a means of proving a…
  • Jun 12

    Five questions to ask before hiring your Probate attorney

    Five questions to ask before hiring your Probate attorney
    Before hiring a probate attorney you should become familiar with the probate process.  Below are five questions that I have been asked many times by past clients. As with any service, I do believe that an informed client is a happier…
Rank this Week: 4913

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 8

    Is an Arbitration Agreement Enforceable After I Die?

    Is an Arbitration Agreement Enforceable After I Die?
    Legal agreements governing medical and nursing home care are an often overlooked estate planning issue. If you have a relative that requires 24-hour nursing care, you need to be aware of how certain actions may affect his or her legal rights.…
  • Jul 14

    How Different Powers of Attorney Can Affect Your Legal Right

    How Different Powers of Attorney Can Affect Your Legal Right
    There is an important distinction in estate planning between a power of attorney for financial affairs and an advance directive, also known as a power of attorney for health care. Both documents fulfill a similar purpose – appointing an…
  • Jul 13

    How California’s New “Digital Estate Planning” Law Affects You

    How California’s New “Digital Estate Planning” Law Affects You
    For previous generations, disposing of your property at death meant dealing with physical assets and intangible wealth such as cash or stocks. Today we also need to think about digital assets as part of our estate planning. Just think about…
Rank this Week: 856

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Covers corporate, elder law, estate planning and special needs planning.

http://www.littmankrooks.com/blog/
  • Aug 8

    Pet Trusts: Ensuring Care for Pets When You Can No Longer Care for Them

    Pet Trusts: Ensuring Care for Pets When You Can No Longer Care for Them
    By Arshi Pal, Esq. As the summer brings warmer weather and longer days, I look forward to my evenings in the doggy park with my twins, Louie and Simba. When I get home from work there they are waiting for me to pick them up and take them to…
  • Jul 25

    Transitioning Back To Work After Receiving Disability Benefit

    Transitioning Back To Work After Receiving Disability Benefit
    By Stacy Sadove, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are generally available to adults only when they cannot participate in a substantial gainful employment due…
  • Jul 18

    The Difference Between Chronic Medicaid & Community Medicaid in New York State

    The Difference Between Chronic Medicaid & Community Medicaid in New York State
    Chronic Medicaid vs. Community Medicaid in New York State Seniors who need long-term care should know that these services are not covered by Medicare, so they will need to either purchase long-term care insurance, pay out of pocket, or apply…
Rank this Week: 4535

Probate in Nevada

Probate in Nevada

By Thomas R. Grover. Covers Nevada probate issues, news and common questions.

http://www.probate-in-nevada.com/
  • Aug 7

    August 11, 2017 Clark County Probate Court Approved List

    August 11, 2017 Clark County Probate Court Approved List
    ************************************************************** The Probate Weekly Case Calendar List   08/04/17 8:00 AM   CALENDAR WILL BE HEARD BY JUDGE GLORIA STURMAN   CALENDAR FOR AUGUST 11,…
  • Aug 3

    August 4, 2017 Clark County Probate Court Approved List

    August 4, 2017 Clark County Probate Court Approved List
    PLEASE NOTE: Our e-mail addresses are:                         Saundra…
  • May 19

    Funeral Expenses: What’s Reasonable?

    Funeral Expenses: What’s Reasonable?
    Nevada probate law provides a provision for reimbursement of funeral expenses. Funerals usually occur within a few days of death. Often, a family member will personally incur funeral expenses weeks prior to the beginning of&hellip The…
Rank this Week: 4655

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    TAX REPORTING OF YOUR QUALIFIED CHARITABLE DISTRIBUTION

    TAX REPORTING OF YOUR QUALIFIED CHARITABLE DISTRIBUTION
    The ability to transfer up to $100,000 each year from your IRA to charity tax-free, have it count as your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) and have it not included in your adjusted gross income is now a permanent part of federal tax law.…
  • Aug 2

    REASONS TO FUND YOUR REVOCABLE TRUST

    REASONS TO FUND YOUR REVOCABLE TRUST
    You have created a Revocable Trust (aka Revocable Living Trust) as a part of your estate plan and wonder what do you need to do next? The first, and most important thing, that you need to do is ensure that it is properly funded by…
  • Aug 1

    ESTATE PLANNING IS NOT JUST FOR THE OLD AND WEALTHY

    ESTATE PLANNING IS NOT JUST FOR THE OLD AND WEALTHY
    Is your child ready for college? While you may have purchased for them new clothing, linens, towels, etc. the question becomes whether they have executed an estate plan? Most families fail to recognize that once their child (young adult)…
Rank this Week: 3919

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

Texas Wills and Trusts Law Online

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

http://www.texaswillsandtrustslaw.com
  • Aug 2

    Planning for the Unexpected

    Planning for the Unexpected
    I went on a trip last month without knowing where I was going. My husband wanted to plan a surprise vacation for the family to celebrate his 50th birthday, so he kept our itinerary a secret. The secret itinerary was very unsettling for me…
  • Jul 26

    The Consequences of an Outright Distribution to a Spouse in Blended Familie

    The Consequences of an Outright Distribution to a Spouse in Blended Familie
    Estate planning can be complicated in blended families. If you have children from a prior relationship, making an outright distribution of your estate to your spouse may result in your children being disinherited. Why? Because when you make…
  • Jul 19

    Will Former Spouse Inherit Bank Account if Named as P.O.D. Beneficiary?

    Will Former Spouse Inherit Bank Account if Named as P.O.D. Beneficiary?
    I received a note recently from someone whose brother had recently passed away. Her brother was divorced and had no children. He was survived by four siblings. Both his parents were deceased. His savings account designated his ex-wife as the…
Rank this Week: 1330

California Trust, Estate & Probate…

California Trust, Estate & Probate Litigation

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

http://www.californiatrustestateandprobatelitigation.com
  • Aug 1

    The Beneficiary’s Corner — Course 2 The Top 3 Trustee Dutie

    The Beneficiary’s Corner — Course 2 The Top 3 Trustee Dutie
    California Trustees have a lot of duties and responsibilities, but none are more important than the top three Trustee duties discussed in course 2 of our video series.  You can find an in-depth written discussion of this topic here. The…
  • Jul 1

    The Beneficiary’s Corner — A new course for abused California beneficarie

    The Beneficiary’s Corner — A new course for abused California beneficarie
    It’s time for something new.  We developed a new course called The Beneficiary’s Corner.  This course will allow us to delve more deeply into a California Trust or Will topic.  The first lesson of each course is The…
  • Nov 22

    Selecting your Trust or Will litigation lawyer

    Selecting your Trust or Will litigation lawyer
    How do you select a lawyer to represent you in a Trust or Will litigation matter? It can be a frustrating process. What we suggest to people is to be comfortable with the person you are meeting with before hiring a lawyer. Lawyers have a…
Rank this Week: 1677

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
  • Aug 1

    California Civil Code 2920.7 – Survivor Rights with Real Estate Mortgage

    California Civil Code 2920.7 – Survivor Rights with Real Estate Mortgage
    On January 1, 2017 the California legislature enacted a new law, California Civil Code 2920.7 (pasted below) which aims to help the survivor deal with a mortgage company when their name is not actually on the mortgage. It’s like a…
  • Jun 24

    Steps to Take upon death of a loved one

    Steps to Take upon death of a loved one
    You just lost a loved one… now what? As a probate attorney for over 20 years I have dealt with well over 1,000 deaths at work. I have also dealt with the deaths of several family members and close friends. It’s a part of…
  • Apr 26

    Bad deed

    Bad deed
    I have had multiple cases recently where title companies have refused to honor deeds recorded around the time of death. That is, the person just before death signed a deed to transfer the property to another. In each case the facts are…
Rank this Week: 1351

Tennessee Wills and Estates

Tennessee Wills and Estates

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

http://www.tennesseewillsandestates.com
Rank this Week: 4124

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Provides estate planning thoughts, news and planning ideas. By Gilfix & La Poll Associates LLP.

http://www.gilfix.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4137

New York Probate Lawyer Blog

New York Probate Lawyer Blog

By Jules Martin Haas.

http://www.newyorkprobatelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    New York Administrators Need To Identify And Give Notice To All Distributee

    New York Administrators Need To Identify And Give Notice To All Distributee
    When a person dies without a Last Will and Testament he is said have died intestate. Since there is no Will which provides for distribution of the estate assets, the decedent’s estate is distributed according to the intestacy laws.…
  • Jul 19

    New York Estate Discovery Cases Require That Facts Support The Claim

    New York Estate Discovery Cases Require That Facts Support The Claim
    One of the statutes that is most commonly utilized by an estate executor or administrator is Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act (SCPA) Section 2103 entitled “Proceeding by fiduciary to discover property withheld or obtain…
  • Jul 12

    A New York Probate Proceeding May Involve A Waiver and Consent to Probate

    A New York Probate Proceeding May Involve A Waiver and Consent to Probate
    There are numerous aspects to the probating of a Last Will in New York. When a person dies and leaves a Will the final disposition of his estate cannot take place until a probate proceeding is completed. Such proceeding involves the filing…
Rank this Week: 2370

New York Trusts & Estates…

New York Trusts & Estates Litigation Blog

Discusses recent cases and developments pertaining to New York trusts and estates law. By Farrell Fritz.

http://www.nyestatelitigationblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    You’ve Got (E-)Mail! Can Your Survivors Access It After Your Death?

    You’ve Got (E-)Mail! Can Your Survivors Access It After Your Death?
    E-mail is seemingly omnipresent. Yet, the improvements to the technology associated with e-mail have far outpaced the development of the law concerning our e-mail accounts and the rights that our survivors may have to access those accounts…
  • Jun 9

    On Its Own Motion

    On Its Own Motion
    While most decisions rendered by the Surrogate’s Court result from an affirmative request for relief, occasionally the court will address an issue on its own motion when justice or the exercise of its inherent or statutory power…
  • Apr 28

    Speculation, Estate Planning, and Legal Malpractice

    Speculation, Estate Planning, and Legal Malpractice
    In Gersh v. Nixon Peabody, LLP, the court addressed a legal malpractice claim brought by a decedent's surviving spouse in connection with the couple's estate planning. After settling a claim with the decedent's children from a prior marriage…
Rank this Week: 1941

Florida Probate Blog -…

Florida Probate Blog - WeProbateFlorida.com

Covers Florida probate administration. By Long H. Duong.

http://weprobateflorida.com
  • Jul 20

    Florida Probate Questions for the Month of July 2017

    Florida Probate Questions for the Month of July 2017
    Quick links: My husband of 3 years has passed he bought a trailer home before we ever met there is no will who gets the trailer? How long can I wait before filing probate? [ps2id id=’trailer-home-probate’ target=”/]…
  • Aug 5

    Real Estate Agents: A Primer on Florida Probate Property

    Real Estate Agents: A Primer on Florida Probate Property
    Download a PDF optimized copy of this article here. Off the top of my head, real estate assets make up about 75% of the estates we handle. With over 600 probate cases under our belt, that’s roughly 450 real estate transfers throughout…
  • Aug 5

    Real Estate Agents: A Primer on Florida Probate property

    Real Estate Agents: A Primer on Florida Probate property
    Off the top of my head, real estate assets make up about 75% of the estates we handle. With over 600 probate cases under our belt, that’s roughly 450 real estate transfers throughout the State of Florida. Many of these properties are…
Rank this Week: 2436

North Carolina Trusts and Estates…

North Carolina Trusts and Estates Litigation

A discussion of trusts and estates litigation in North Carolina. By Evan Lohr.

https://ncestatelitigation.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 20

    Notice to Creditors in North Carolina Probate

    Notice to Creditors in North Carolina Probate
    Upon the appointment of the executor or administrator of a North Carolina probate estate, the personal representative or collector must notify all people or businesses having claims against the decedent to present them to the personal…
  • Aug 5

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)
    Estate litigation poses significant challenges to parties and practitioners, not the least of which is that the person whose wishes should dictate the distribution of the property at issue in a dispute is dead. In many cases, parties seek to…
  • Aug 5

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)
    Estate litigation poses significant challenges to parties and practitioners, not the least of which is that the person whose wishes should dictate the distribution of the property at issue in a dispute is already dead. In many cases, parties…
Rank this Week: 4213

The Hershey Law Firm Blog

The Hershey Law Firm Blog

Covers Florida estate planning and probate law.

http://www.hersheylegal.com/blog/
  • Jul 11

    HAPPY 3RD FIRMAVERSARY!

    HAPPY 3RD FIRMAVERSARY!
    Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you...Don't ever let the fear of the unknown cause you not to follow your dreams.  If you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen! Make your own path and let others follow in…
  • May 22

    STEP RIGHT UP--FORM A STRAIGHT LINE--NO SKIPPING

    STEP RIGHT UP--FORM A STRAIGHT LINE--NO SKIPPING
    Estate planning simply allows you to decide who will or will not receive from your estate when you are gone. Of course there are more complex issues surrounding estate planning, but for this moment, we are just going to focus on this one…
  • Feb 13

    WHEN THE SUNSHINE FADES, WHO WILL REMAIN?

    WHEN THE SUNSHINE FADES, WHO WILL REMAIN?
    When you are healthy you feel invincible, independent and less likely to feel sympathy for those that are ill. When you are healthy you go about your daily life; you work out, see your friends and family, enjoy the beautiful weather and…
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Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 10

    Probate and Long Term Health Care

    Probate and Long Term Health Care
    Most seniors do their best to prepare for the unfortunate, inevitable, outcome that one day they will pass away.  They create their will, and with painstaking detail allocate their hard-earned money and assets to spouses, children,…
  • May 25

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction

    Alzheimer’s disease: Facts versus fiction
    The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States is growing rapidly. So, too, are the number of myths surrounding the disease and other forms of dementia. Let’s begin by looking at what we do know about…
  • May 22

    Fair and Equal Estate Planning

    Fair and Equal Estate Planning
    Is Equal Fair with Estate Planning? Most of our clients want to treat their children fairly and equally.  Splitting assets equally among the children may be easy, but is it fair? When dividing assets, it is often important to determine…
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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
  • Jul 4

    Step-up in Basis: Is There Tax on the Sale of Inherited Real Estate?

    Step-up in Basis: Is There Tax on the Sale of Inherited Real Estate?
    As an estate planning and probate attorney, I am often involved in the sale of real estate that my clients inherited and have to deal with a very important question: “will my client have to pay capital gains tax on the sale”? As a…
  • May 14

    3 Estate Planning Steps for New Parent

    3 Estate Planning Steps for New Parent
    Few joys in life match that of being a new parent. The moment your child is born, a tectonic shift takes place which makes even the most easygoing person lose sleep over their child’s future. The sense of optimism and hope parents feel…
  • Mar 23

    Preliminary Letters Testamentary in Probate Court

    Preliminary Letters Testamentary in Probate Court
    If you have been named as the executor of a decedent’s last will, you don’t have authority to sell or distribute their assets until you have been appointed by the Surrogate’s court. That process, called probate, can take…
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Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers wills & trusts, probate and conservatorships. By Ginzburg & Bronshteyn LLP.

http://www.losangelesprobatelitigationattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Recent Programs Attended

    Recent Programs Attended
    On June 28, 2017, firm partner, Yasha Bronshteyn spoke at the program presented by the Beverly Hills Bar Association presented by the Family Law Section and Trusts & Estates Section.  The Program – Until Death (or Children, or…
  • May 20

    Firm Partners Keeping Current with Probate Litigation and Conservatorship Issue

    Firm Partners Keeping Current with Probate Litigation and Conservatorship Issue
    Firm partner, Alexander R. Ginzburg, was pleased to attend the Los Angeles County Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section annual reception on May 15, 2017.  This reception at the Omni Hotel in Los Angeles was attended by probate…
  • Mar 11

    South Bay Bar Association Probate Section Luncheon with the Honorable Los Angeles Superior Court Judge

    South Bay Bar Association Probate Section Luncheon with the Honorable Los Angeles Superior Court Judge
    On March 4, 2017, firm partner Alexander R. Ginzburg attended the South Bay Bar Association Probate Section Luncheon with the Honorable Los Angeles Superior Court Judges: Hon. David J. Cowan (Department 79), Hon. Maria E. Stratton (Department…
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McDevitt Law Office

McDevitt Law Office

Covers estate planning and family law in Virginia.

http://www.mcdevittlaw.net/blog-index/
  • Jun 26

    The financial effects of divorce

    The financial effects of divorce
    Divorce can be an extremely devastating experience, both emotionally and financially. According to some researchers, divorced spouses would, on average, require a 30 percent rise in their income to retain the same standard of living that they…
  • Jun 12

    Military benefits at issue in divorce

    Military benefits at issue in divorce
    The Supreme Court recently heard a case concerning family law and military benefits in which there was a disagreement between divorced spouses regarding the wife’s share of the husband’s military retirement pay. John Howell spent…
  • May 31

    The impending uncertainty of estate planning

    The impending uncertainty of estate planning
    A sense of uncertainty has emerged under the new administration surrounding estate planning for the year 2017. President Trump has expressed his intent to implement significant changes to U.S. tax policy. However, the degree to which those…
Rank this Week: 4500

Estateography

Estateography

By Alvi Aggarwal.

http://www.estateography.com/
  • Jun 23

    Reineck v. Lemen and Virginia Powers of Attorney

    Reineck v. Lemen and Virginia Powers of Attorney
    In Reineck v. Lemen, the Virginia Supreme Court tells us something about granting hot powers and certain duties of an agent under a power of attorney.
  • Jun 23

    Changing Direction

    Changing Direction
    I have decided to change the direction of Estateography a bit. Future posts will involve more analysis of Virginia law. The first post in this new direction is here: http://ychlaw.com/thorsen-v-rspca-comments/.
  • Jul 7

    What's a Credit Shelter Trust? Portability?

    What's a Credit Shelter Trust? Portability?
    The estate tax exemption amount is the amount that the federal government allows you to leave to your kids, grandkids, and people other than your spouse and charity without paying estate tax. In 2015, that amount is $5.43 million. The amount…
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Wade Law Offices Blog

Wade Law Offices Blog

Coves estate planning.

http://wadelawcorp.com/blog/
  • Jun 22

    The Basics of Estate Planning

    The Basics of Estate Planning
    Estate planning can be complex, but a well-informed and detailed plan can eliminate hassles for your family if you die or become incapacitated. Before you can develop a plan for your estate, however, you should learn some of the basics of of…
  • May 24

    Partnership Basic

    Partnership Basic
    A partnership is typically an association of two or more people that operate as the co-owners of a business that has not been registered as an LLC (limited liability company) or a corporation. Depending up on its structural framework and…
  • May 22

    Advantages of a Living Trust

    Advantages of a Living Trust
    A living trust is typically created by an individual to ensure easy transfer of their assets (upon their death) to their beneficiaries without them having to go through the process of probate. Within this agreement, the legal possession of…
Rank this Week: 4691

Philadelphia Estate and Tax…

Philadelphia Estate and Tax Attorney Blog

Focuses on income, estate and gift tax matters, estate planning and probate administration. By Steven J. Fromm.

http://frommtaxes.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 20

    Here Are The IRS 2017 Standard Business, Medical and Moving Mileage Rate

    Here Are The IRS 2017 Standard Business, Medical and Moving Mileage Rate
      The Internal Revenue Service has recently issued the 2017 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1,…
  • May 25

    2017 PENNSYLVANIA TAX AMNESTY PROGRAM

    2017 PENNSYLVANIA TAX AMNESTY PROGRAM
    What Is The Pennsylvania Tax Amnesty Program? The PA Tax Amnesty program creates an incentive for taxpayers to pay there tax liabilities during a narrow time period that ends on June 19, 2017.  While this program is open, the PA ……
  • Feb 28

    IRS Installment Agreements: 2017 User Fee Schedule and Option

    IRS Installment Agreements: 2017 User Fee Schedule and Option
    Starting in 2017, the IRS has revised its user fee schedule for installment agreements. The new fee schedule applies to installment agreements entered into, restructured or reinstated on or after January 2, 2017. The final regulations…
Rank this Week: 3318

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

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

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

    Administrators Have To Behave

    Administrators Have To Behave
    Today’s New York Daily News reports the tale of a brawl with potentially  wide-reaching implications for the Administrator of a New York County Estate. The administrator of the 3.1 million dollar estate was arrested for a brawl…
  • Jun 8

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution
    In the Matter of Reuben Hoppenstein, No. 2015-2918/A (N.Y. Sur. Mar. 31, 2017) the New York County Surrogate ruled as appropriate the distribution of a life insurance policy to a new trust which eliminated certain beneficiaries of the…
  • Jun 8

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution

    Surrogate Upholds Trustee’s Discretion In Making Distribution
    In the Matter of Reuben Hoppenstein, No. 2015-2918/A (N.Y. Sur. Mar. 31, 2017) the New York County Surrogate ruled as appropriate the distribution of a life insurance policy to a new trust which eliminated certain beneficiaries of the…
Rank this Week: 762

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
  • Jun 12

    Big News! IRS Extends Portability Election Deadline For Estates Since 2011

    Big News! IRS Extends Portability Election Deadline For Estates Since 2011
    In an unexpected move, the IRS announced in Rev. Proc. 2017-34 (June 9, 2017) that estates who failed to file an optional estate tax return (Form 706) to elect “portability” of a deceased spouse’s unused exemption (DSUE) now…
  • Mar 6

    New Illinois Laws for 2017, Part 3: Real Property, Disability & More

    New Illinois Laws for 2017, Part 3: Real Property, Disability & More
    This is the third and final post in a series about new Illinois probate and estate laws taking effect in late 2016 or the beginning of 2017.  Read Part 1 and Part 2. In all, last year the Illinois legislature passed 192 new laws. To…
  • Feb 21

    New Illinois Laws for 2017, Part 2: Unclaimed and Abandoned Property

    New Illinois Laws for 2017, Part 2: Unclaimed and Abandoned Property
    This is the second in a series of posts about new Illinois probate and estate laws taking effect in late 2016 or the beginning of 2017. A primary of the task of an executor or successor trustee is to ascertain and marshal the decedent’s…
Rank this Week: 4076

Musings of a Massachusetts Estate…

Musings of a Massachusetts Estate Lawyer

Focuses on estate planning, probate and corporation law in Massachusetts. By David E. Peterson.

http://blog.deplawfirm.com/
  • Jun 1

    Recent Court Decision Highlights Dangers in Medicaid Planning in Massachusett

    Recent Court Decision Highlights Dangers in Medicaid Planning in Massachusett
    On May 30 the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court published their decision on Daley v. Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. The case focused on two common estate planning techniques that elders can use to protect…
  • Apr 28

    The Dusty Binder: When Good Estate Plans Go Bad

    The Dusty Binder: When Good Estate Plans Go Bad
    Jim and Sally did everything right… or so they thought. They grew up in strong, middle class families, did well in school, and had many friends. Jim had a successful career with a local company, while Sally raised four responsible,…
  • Jan 20

    Four Reasons to Own Life Insurance

    Four Reasons to Own Life Insurance
      Let’s face it: most people are averse to life insurance. For permanent policies, the premiums are high, and the payouts typically don’t happen until you die. Couple that with the fact that many life insurance agents are…
Rank this Week: 2969

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • May 30

    Which Type of IRA is Right for You?

    Which Type of IRA is Right for You?
    Previously, retirement planning focused on an employer sponsored pension and Social Security retirement benefits. The concept of lifetime employment, however, is largely a thing of the past, which also makes pensions a thing of the past.…
  • May 25

    The Need for Medicaid Planning

    The Need for Medicaid Planning
    Estate planning should involve more than simply deciding how your estate assets will be distributed upon your death. In fact, a well thought out estate plan should also protect, and help grow, those assets while you are alive and ensure that…
  • May 23

    The Guardianship Proce

    The Guardianship Proce
    If you are an adult child, one of the most painful moments in your lifetime will be when you realize your mother or father is no longer able to safely care for himself/herself. Whether the cause is physical injury, Alzheimer’s, or the…
Rank this Week: 3829

Palm Springs Estate Planning…

Palm Springs Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate taxes, probate, trusts, wills and estate planning. By Julia Burt Law and El Paseo Law Group.

http://www.palmspringsestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • May 24

    Burt & Associates Attorneys Named Top Lawyer

    Burt & Associates Attorneys Named Top Lawyer
    Congratulations to Julia E. Burt, Heidi Richert Clerc and Elaine E. Hill on being named Top Lawyers by Palm Springs Life. We pride ourselves on our excellent service to clients and our top-notch legal expertise.
  • Oct 14

    Heidi Richert Clerc becomes a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law

    Heidi Richert Clerc becomes a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law
    We are pleased to announce that the California Board of Legal Specialization has certified Heidi Richert Clerc in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law. Heidi joins the ranks of the other Certified Specialists at Burt & Associates…
  • Oct 14

    Heidi Richert Clerc becomes a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law

    Heidi Richert Clerc becomes a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law
    We are pleased to announce that the California Board of Legal Specialization has certified Heidi Richert Clerc in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law. Heidi joins the ranks of the other Certified Specialists at Burt & Associates…
Rank this Week: 3151

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 16

    Advanced Directives – Do You Need One?

    Advanced Directives – Do You Need One?
    You are likely accustomed to making decisions for yourself, from small, seemingly insignificant decisions to major decisions. What happens, however, if you suffer from a terminal illness or a catastrophic accident that leaves you…
  • May 9

    Questions To Consider When Choosing a Guardian for Minor Children

    Questions To Consider When Choosing a Guardian for Minor Children
    When most people think of the purpose of a Last Will and Testament they envision the distribution of estate assets after death. While your Will does allow you to decide who will receive which assets after your death, it can also serve one…
  • May 2

    Ways to Minimize Family Fights over Your Estate

    Ways to Minimize Family Fights over Your Estate
    You have worked hard all your life to amass the estate assets you have. Whether you have a modest estate or a large estate, chances are good that you want to leave what you have to your family and loved ones when you die. Furthermore, you…
Rank this Week: 3720

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud…

The Probate Lawyer Family Feud Blog

Covers celebrity and true case stories on probate litigation. By Andrew Mayoras.

http://www.probatelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Trouble Brewing Between George Michael Estate And His Former Lover

    Trouble Brewing Between George Michael Estate And His Former Lover
    When British pop star George Michael, 53, whose full name was Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, died on Christmas Day, 2016, he was discovered by his lover, Fadi Fawaz. Tensions have been building between Fawaz and Michael's surviving family…
  • Dec 1

    Embryo Feud Between Sofia Vergara And Nick Loeb Grows Nastier

    Embryo Feud Between Sofia Vergara And Nick Loeb Grows Nastier
    The moment the lawsuit started, it was ugly. Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb have moved well past ugly into uncharted territory in their courtroom battle that addresses views about life itself. As we wrote after the case began, Vergara and Loeb's…
  • Nov 3

    Prince Estate Enters New Fight Over Who Will Inherit His Million

    Prince Estate Enters New Fight Over Who Will Inherit His Million
    So much trouble caused by such a simple concept. When you create a will, you decide who receives your assets after you die. If you don’t, the laws of the state you live in determine it. What happens when those laws aren’t too…
Rank this Week: 494

Law Office of Robert L. Boydstun…

Law Office of Robert L. Boydstun Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, guardianships, disability and elder law.

http://www.boydstunlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 26

    Preventing a Will Contest

    Preventing a Will Contest
    It may be impossible to prevent relatives from fighting over your will entirely, but there are steps you can take to try to minimize squabbles and ensure your intentions are carried out. The post Preventing a Will Contest appeared first on…
  • Feb 26

    New Medicare Rule Encourages Doctors to Test for Alzheimer's Disease and Offer Care Planning

    New Medicare Rule Encourages Doctors to Test for Alzheimer's Disease and Offer Care Planning
    A new Medicare rule will promote earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Medicare will now reimburse primary care doctors who conduct an Alzheimer's evaluation and offer information about care planning to elderly patients with cognitive…
  • Feb 26

    Watch Out for Mistakes in the List of Doctors Covered by Your Medicare Advantage Plan

    Watch Out for Mistakes in the List of Doctors Covered by Your Medicare Advantage Plan
    Medicare Advantage plans are a popular alternative to regular Medicare because the plans often offer lower out-of-pocket costs, but buyers need to make sure they know what they are paying for. The post Watch Out for Mistakes in the List of…
Rank this Week: 3717