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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    How Afraid of Dying Are You?

    How Afraid of Dying Are You?
    Oddly enough, atheists and extremely religious individuals have something in common: they are among the individuals least afraid of dying. Research suggests that those who lack belief in a higher power seek comfort in death. On the other…
  • Mar 25

    Why We Should Not Use "Elderspeak" with Dementia Patient

    Why We Should Not Use "Elderspeak" with Dementia Patient
    Oftentimes, names like “sweetie” or “dear” signal terms of endearment, but why might this gesture be taken as patronizing? A new study shows that elders suffering from dementia are usually exposed to “elderspeak”—a loud, slow…
  • Mar 24

    Alexia Echevarria Acuses Stepsons of Seizing Her Assets After Husband's Death

    Alexia Echevarria Acuses Stepsons of Seizing Her Assets After Husband's Death
    Alexia Echevarria recently filed court documents, alleging that her stepsons are attempting to seize her Miami Beach mansion and Maserati only months after her husband’s death. Both sons are heirs to their father’s estate and co-personal…
Rank this Week: 60

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: 163

Wills and Estate Administration…

Wills and Estate Administration Articles

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

http://njwills.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    Estate Planning and changes to laws in 2017 April 5, 2017

    Estate Planning and changes to laws in 2017 April 5, 2017
    Estate Planning and changes to laws in 2017 April 5, 2017 at 7pm  St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus Council #6424One Frederick Place, Old Bridge, NJ 08857      You don't have to be wealthy or near death to do some…
  • Mar 24

    South Plainfield Public Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar March 30

    South Plainfield Public Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar March 30
     South Plainfield Public Library Wills, Estate Planning & Probate SeminarMarch 30 at 7pm at 7:00pm Free community program South Plainfield Public Library 2484 Plainfield Avenue South Plainfield, NJ…
  • Mar 11

    Colonia Seniors Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar March 21

    Colonia Seniors Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Seminar March 21
    Press Release Colonia Seniors Wills, Estate Planning & Probate SeminarMarch 21, 2017 at 1pm       Colonia Firehouse 250 Inman Ave., Colonia, NJ 07067WILLS & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION-PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND…
Rank this Week: 217

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
  • Mar 24

    Will My Estate Have to Pay an Estate Tax?

    Will My Estate Have to Pay an Estate Tax?
    One of the biggest issues of concern for my clients is the estate tax. Some politicians have labeled it the “death tax,” which gives many Americans the impression that anytime anyone dies, there is a tax to pay. In fact, the…
  • Mar 13

    Can A Will Revoke A Transfer On Death Deed?

    Can A Will Revoke A Transfer On Death Deed?
    The Texas Transfer on Death Deed allows owners of real estate to transfer property to their beneficiaries outside the probate process. The deed works like a beneficiary designation on a retirement plan or an insurance policy. It allows you to…
  • Mar 3

    When is it Proper to Use a Small Estate Affidavit?

    When is it Proper to Use a Small Estate Affidavit?
    A small estate affidavit is a legal document that can be used to transfer property to heirs without a formal probate. The use of a small estate affidavit is permitted in only limited circumstances. In Texas, heirs can take advantage of a…
Rank this Week: 286

Georgia Wills and Probate Law Blog

Georgia Wills and Probate Law Blog

Features news and thoughts on issues in Georgia regarding wills, advance directives, living wills, healthcare powers of attorney, guardianship, and probate. By Stephen Worrall.

http://www.georgiawillslaw.com/
  • Nov 18

    We're Moving!

    We're Moving!
    I am consolidating the content of all of our blogs at our Georgia Family Law website. Please join us there for new posts and to find all of our old posts.
  • Nov 18

    We're Moving!

    We're Moving!
    I am consolidating the content of all of our blogs at our Georgia Family Law website. Please join us there for new posts and to find all of our old posts.
  • Aug 9

    Atlanta Attorney Says Prepare Now For Year-End Changes to Estate Tax Law

    Atlanta Attorney Says Prepare Now For Year-End Changes to Estate Tax Law
    The expiration of key laws in Congress may expose more local individuals to estate or “Death Taxes” after their passing.  Atlanta attorney, Steve Worrall explains these anticipated changes, as well as steps Georgia residents can take now…
Rank this Week: 313

Liberty Law Blog

Liberty Law Blog

Covers estate planning, estate taxes, probate and trusts.

http://www.libertylawapc.com/blog
  • Aug 6

    Successfully Passing the Family Business to Children

    Successfully Passing the Family Business to Children
    Some good reminders from www.estateplanning.com on the importance of being prepared to pass the family business to your kids: If you own and operate a business, you need to have a plan for the future of the business in the event you become…
  • Jun 28

    The Importance of Reviewing Beneficiary Designation

    The Importance of Reviewing Beneficiary Designation
    Did you know that if you do not properly designate beneficiaries on assets like life insurance & retirement accounts – those assets may be distributed to your “estate” instead of your intended beneficiary? This can increase the…
  • Jun 13

    Even young adults should plan their Estate

    Even young adults should plan their Estate
    Good summary article here on why its important for young adults to think about getting some basic documents in place. Tweet
Rank this Week: 258

Wade Law Offices Blog

Wade Law Offices Blog

Coves estate planning.

http://wadelawcorp.com/blog/
  • Mar 24

    Picking the Right Successor Trustee

    Picking the Right Successor Trustee
    Few people take the time to arrange in advance for someone else to handle their financial issues when they can no longer fully care for themselves. It’s an easy decision to put off, partly because it’s emotionally stressful to…
  • Mar 23

    The advantages of establishing a quiet trust

    The advantages of establishing a quiet trust
    Many families are concerned about transferring wealth to their children because they feel the children are unprepared to manage their inheritance. In fact, just one-third of affluent parents have revealed their wealth to their heirs.…
  • Feb 27

    Estate Plans Aren’t Just About Avoiding Probate

    Estate Plans Aren’t Just About Avoiding Probate
    Avoiding probate, reducing taxes, providing for heirs, and protecting a family business. These are the more popular reasons that clients share with us when they start talking about why they want to establish an estate plan. However, there are…
Rank this Week: 359

Michigan Estate Planning Lawyer…

Michigan Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers trusts, probate, elder law, and estate planning. By Witzke Berry Carter & Wander PLLC.

http://www.michiganestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • May 9

    Tips When Registering Your trademark With an Attorney

    Tips When Registering Your trademark With an Attorney
    When you are looking to brand a business, you need to begin by registering a trademark. A trademark is essentially a sign, design or unique expression that is recognisable. Through the use of trademark registration, you can be sure that other…
  • Oct 15

    KNOWING MARYLAND’S MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND WHEN TO CALL A LAWYER

    KNOWING MARYLAND’S MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND WHEN TO CALL A LAWYER
    That opening line of the Hippocratic Oath isn’t always so uncomplicated as it is brief. Maryland medical malpractice lawyers engage hundreds, if not thousands of cases yearly in which medical professionals left their patients in worse…
  • Oct 9

    Looking At Bankruptcy Law In California

    Looking At Bankruptcy Law In California
    Setbacks are common in life. If your financial situation has spiraled out of control it’s wise that you apply for insolvency. Paths of Alleviation Personal bankruptcy laws supply you with two paths for relief: chapter 7 as well as…
Rank this Week: 448

North Carolina Estate Planning…

North Carolina Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.ncestateplanningblog.com/
  • May 29

    New Birth Certificate Guidelines in North Carolina for Same-Sex Couples’ Children

    New Birth Certificate Guidelines in North Carolina for Same-Sex Couples’ Children
    Same-sex couples who have a child in North Carolina could previously only list one parent on the child’s birth certificate. This made administration of additional documentation for the child (Social Security card, school registrations,…
  • May 27

    Covering Retirement v. Leaving Inheritance

    Covering Retirement v. Leaving Inheritance
    Expenses in senior years continue to be a concern for many Americans. As multiple studies show, most individuals do not maintain adequate retirement contributions. As the costs of long-term care (LTC) insurance policies and LTC costs rise,…
  • May 26

    Avoid a Will Dispute

    Avoid a Will Dispute
    An individual’s last will and testament might clearly reflect one’s wishes, but it does not prevent an estate dispute. Successfully contesting a will in North Carolina (and similarly in other states) requires evidence of certain…
Rank this Week: 497

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Discusses the complications, pitfalls, and the overall state of affairs of trusts and estates in Canada. By Megan F. Connolly.

http://www.torontoestatemonitor.com/
  • Mar 7

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse
    The recent decision of the Superior Court of Justice in the Murphy Estate considers what happens when parties to a proceeding settle a matter on the basis of faulty facts and one of the parties suffers from “buyer’s remorse”. 
  • Mar 5

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt
    One of an estate trustee’s duties is to pay the debts that a deceased individual owed when he or she died.  As I have previously discussed, the estate trustee is generally not personally liable for the deceased’s debts – they are paid…
  • Feb 29

    Expecting An Inheritance? You Might Not Be Getting One

    Expecting An Inheritance? You Might Not Be Getting One
    Investor’s Group, a financial services company in Canada, recently released the results of a survey regarding people’s expectations when it comes to receiving an inheritance or leaving one to others. 
Rank this Week: 496

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/
  • Mar 24

    Back to the Essential

    Back to the Essential
    Michael Buckland, Information and Society (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series, 2017).Herbert BurkertJudging from its title, Professor Michael Buckland‘s book seems to be yet another introduction into the relationship between…
  • Mar 23

    Do Claims About Claims to Claims Matter?

    Do Claims About Claims to Claims Matter?
    J. Maria Glover, A Regulatory Theory of Legal Claims, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 221 (2017).Sergio J. CamposOftentimes when we call a thing someone’s “property,” we do so to invoke a very specific picture of the owner’s rights…
  • Mar 22

    Bylaws, Politics, and the Institutional Structure of Delaware Corporate Law

    Bylaws, Politics, and the Institutional Structure of Delaware Corporate Law
    David Skeel, The Bylaw Puzzle in Delaware Corporate Law, 72 Bus. Law. 1 (2016/2017), available at SSRN.Christopher M. BrunerAlthough corporate bylaws are, by and large, the mundane and technical instruments of day-to-day governance that most…
Rank this Week: 617

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Mar 24

    Estate Lawyers: Did our Invitation Get Lost in the Mail?!

    Estate Lawyers: Did our Invitation Get Lost in the Mail?!
    Today’s blog was written by Jenna Ward, Articling Student, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. When clients plan engagement parties, weddings, baby showers or divorce parties (yes, divorce parties are becoming increasingly common) they may…
  • Mar 23

    Who wants to live forever……………through a digital bot version of themselves?

    Who wants to live forever……………through a digital bot version of themselves?
    This Blog was written by Robert Boyd Absurd as the title may suggest, this is a possibility. The technology now exists for a robot to tweet, send and reply to text messages and post on social media profiles after a person’s death. The…
  • Mar 22

    Is Probate Required To Appear Before Tribunals?

    Is Probate Required To Appear Before Tribunals?
    Does an estate trustee have to apply for probate in order to represent the estate before an administrative tribunal? Two administrative tribunals – the Workplace Safety Insurance Appeal Tribunal and the Humans Rights Tribunal have taken…
Rank this Week: 590

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/blog
  • Mar 22

    Three Facts You Wouldn’t Believe About Estate Planning Law

    Three Facts You Wouldn’t Believe About Estate Planning Law
    When you leave your assets to your children are you confident that they will be divided according with your wishes and the state won’t try to interfere? If you don’t create your estate plan, the State of Arkansas has created a…
  • Mar 19

    6 Excellent Estate Planning Tips to Get Your Affairs in Order

    6 Excellent Estate Planning Tips to Get Your Affairs in Order
    Sooner or later everybody is going to need an estate plan.  The only questions you should be asking is “when?” and “who wrote the plan, you or the government?” No matter how much you own, you should have your…
  • Mar 16

    What does an estate planning attorney really do?

    What does an estate planning attorney really do?
    I help you avoid the regret of putting you family through the system… From time to time I stop to think about what I really do for a living.  Each time, I dig deeper than the time before and come up with a new answer… The…
Rank this Week: 1061

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

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

    Trumpcare – What Does It Mean for Long Term Care?

    Trumpcare – What Does It Mean for Long Term Care?
                    As is a majority of the country, I am watching with great interest the development of President Trump and the Republican party’s proposal to…
  • Mar 12

    Getting a Money Settlement While on Government Benefits (Part 3)

    Getting a Money Settlement While on Government Benefits (Part 3)
                    The past 2 weeks I outlined for you the problem of what to do with a money settlement that is received by someone currently on Medicaid.  A…
  • Mar 5

    Getting a Money Settlement While on Government Benefits (Part 2)

    Getting a Money Settlement While on Government Benefits (Part 2)
                    Last week I outlined for you a common call I receive from attorneys who have successfully obtained money recoveries for clients who are currently…
Rank this Week: 1070

New York Probate and Estate…

New York Probate and Estate Administration Blog

Published by Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.newyorkprobateestateadministration.com/
  • Mar 19

    Question Before the Court Relates to Rights of the Trustee

    Question Before the Court Relates to Rights of the Trustee
    At issue in this proceeding is the right of the trustees of the estate of the donor of a power of appointment to commissions for paying out the appointive property to trustees appointed under the will of the donee of such power. Testator Mr.…
  • Mar 19

    Court Attempts to Authenticate Will

    Court Attempts to Authenticate Will
    The case involves three issues, first, the probate of a will despite absence of witness to testify for the authenticity of the will. Second, the disallowance of a will alleged to have made under undue influence by the decedent’s heirs.…
  • Mar 12

    Court Hears OSC for Cancellation of Notice of Pendency

    Court Hears OSC for Cancellation of Notice of Pendency
    Nonparty GA, administrator of the estate of MD, moved by way of order to show cause for an order: 1) cancelling the notice of pendency filed against the subject property on 19 May 2008 by plaintiff CM Inc., successor in interest by merger to…
Rank this Week: 581

Phoenix Probate Lawyers Blog

Phoenix Probate Lawyers Blog

Covers probate and estate planning. By Platt & Westby, P.C.

http://www.phoenixprobatelawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 16

    FAQ’s on Trust

    FAQ’s on Trust
    Frequently asked questions on Trusts. The post FAQ’s on Trusts appeared first on Phoenix Probate Lawyers Blog.
  • Feb 2

    Common Questions About Will

    Common Questions About Will
    What people want to know about a will. The post Common Questions About Wills appeared first on Phoenix Probate Lawyers Blog.
  • Feb 2

    Common Questions About Will

    Common Questions About Will
    What people want to know about a will. The post Common Questions About Wills appeared first on Phoenix Probate Lawyers Blog.
Rank this Week: 977

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/
  • Mar 16

    Jacksonville Probate Attorney: Missing Beneficiarie

    Jacksonville Probate Attorney: Missing Beneficiarie
    Jacksonville Probate: How to Handle Missing Beneficiaries Jacksonville probate attorneys often deal with a beneficiary that is alive, but no one knows this person’s address.  If a beneficiary goes missing or cannot be found, then…
  • Mar 14

    Jacksonville Estate Planning For Single Parent

    Jacksonville Estate Planning For Single Parent
    Jacksonville Estate Planning For Single Parents One of the best aspects of Jacksonville estate planning is that every plan can be tailored to a person’s life and specific needs.  In Jacksonville, Estate planning is important for…
  • Mar 3

    Asset Protection Trusts Can Be Effective Prenuptial Agreement

    Asset Protection Trusts Can Be Effective Prenuptial Agreement
    Florida Asset Protection Trusts and Domestic Asset Protection Trusts Can Be Effective Prenuptial Agreements Planning for a divorce is never easy or fun, but divorce is an unfortunate reality in today’s world where almost half of all…
Rank this Week: 722

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

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

http://www.losangelesprobatelitigationattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1220

Texas Probate Litigation

Texas Probate Litigation

Covers Texas will contests, trust and inheritance disputes. By J. Michael Young.

http://www.txprobatelitigation.com/
  • Jan 17

    Court may construe a will before it is admitted to probate

    Court may construe a will before it is admitted to probate
    Many will contests involve a challenge to the validity of a will, such as claims it did not meet formality requirements or that the testator lacked capacity or was subjected to undue influence. However, sometimes the primary dispute is how...
  • Dec 21

    Challenging non-testamentary designation

    Challenging non-testamentary designation
    Much of the "action" in probate litigation these days does not involve challenges to testamentary dispositions. Instead, I see more of a trend in my practice of challenges to beneficiary designations. Those include designations for: life…
  • Nov 17

    Estate of Koontz: Another summary judgment overturned

    Estate of Koontz: Another summary judgment overturned
    Estate of Koontz is a very recent decision from the San Antonio Court of Appeals. The trial court in Bandera County had granted summary judgment against a will contestant's claims of lack of testamentary capacity and undue influence. The…
Rank this Week: 937

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    Why A Successor Trustee Is Important

    Why A Successor Trustee Is Important
    If you are considering the addition of a trust agreement to your estate plan you will need to make a number of important decisions should you decide to create a trust. Deciding who to appoint as the Trustee of your trust is one of those…
  • Dec 13

    Why Should Incapacity Planning Be Included in Your Estate Plan?

    Why Should Incapacity Planning Be Included in Your Estate Plan?
    A comprehensive estate plan should do far more than simply provide a roadmap for the distribution of your estate assets after your death. Components such as tax and probate avoidance, special needs planning, or retirement planning can easily…
  • Dec 6

    Under a Power of Attorney Can an Agent Make Gifts on Your Behalf?

    Under a Power of Attorney Can an Agent Make Gifts on Your Behalf?
    A power of attorney is a commonly used legal document, often included in a comprehensive estate plan. When used properly, a power of attorney, or POA, can be a beneficial addition to your estate plan. Unfortunately, people often execute a POA…
Rank this Week: 552

South Florida Estate Planning Law

South Florida Estate Planning Law

Covers South Florida estate planning, probate and tax law issues. By David Shulman.

http://www.sofloridaestateplanning.com/
  • Sep 2

    Florida Supreme Court Adopts Amendments to Guardianship Accounting Rule

    Florida Supreme Court Adopts Amendments to Guardianship Accounting Rule
    On September 1, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court approved changes to the Probate Rules. The Probate Rules include both Probate and Guardianship. While there were multiple changes to throughout (many being minor), in this post I am going to…
  • May 19

    David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show – May 2016

    David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show – May 2016
    Here is my monthly appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show, where we discuss estate planning, probate, guardianship, powers of attorney, and related matters. The post David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show…
  • May 19

    David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show – May 2016

    David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show – May 2016
    Here is my monthly appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show, where we discuss estate planning, probate, guardianship, powers of attorney, and related matters. The post David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show…
Rank this Week: 771

Berk & Moskowitz P.C. Blog

Berk & Moskowitz P.C. Blog

Features articles, news, tips and other information about Arizona probate law.

http://berkmoskowitz.com/blog/
  • Aug 23

    Kent Berk to Teach Financial Exploitation Seminar

    Kent Berk to Teach Financial Exploitation Seminar
    Scottsdale, Arizona probate attorney Kent S. Berk will teach a seminar regarding financial exploitation claims under Arizona’s adult protective service act.  The seminar will be held at the Maricopa County Bar Association in…
  • Jun 29

    23 Mile Buckskin Gulch Hike

    23 Mile Buckskin Gulch Hike
    Lest any of our friends or clients think that all we do is go to court, take depositions and sit in the office talking on the phone or doing research and writing, we decided to share the video of our epic hike of Wire Pass, Buckskin Gulch and…
  • Mar 10

    Keeping a Healthy Brain

    Keeping a Healthy Brain
    Most people are concerned about keeping their brains healthy and active as they age. With high anticipated rates of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia projected for the future, this should be important for everyone. Indeed, the…
Rank this Week: 614

Florida Probate Blog -…

Florida Probate Blog - WeProbateFlorida.com

Covers Florida probate administration. By Long H. Duong.

http://weprobateflorida.com
  • 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…
  • Jul 26

    ALERT: Confirm Designated Beneficiary on Your Bank Account!

    ALERT: Confirm Designated Beneficiary on Your Bank Account!
    In the past year, we’ve had at least 5 calls requesting our Florida probate representation for just a regular checking account. If the deceased owner of the account had simply confirmed the designated beneficiary, probate could have…
Rank this Week: 842

New York Probate Blog

New York Probate Blog

Covers New York probate and estate laws, estate planning and taxation. By Rudolf J. Karvay.

http://www.nycprobate.com/probate-blog/
  • May 23

    Common and Costly Estate Planning Error

    Common and Costly Estate Planning Error
    It is not uncommon for even the very wealthy or public figures to miss the boat when it comes to proper estate planning. While you might think that you are too young, too poor, or too healthy to have to think about estate planning, it is…
  • Oct 23

    Inheritance Rights of Posthumously Conceived Children

    Inheritance Rights of Posthumously Conceived Children
    Thanks to the advancement of technology, couples who are suffering through infertility now have a chance to get pregnant. The most widely known treatment is in vitro fertilization. Through this method, there is a chance for children to be…
  • Oct 23

    Disinheriting Your Spouse

    Disinheriting Your Spouse
    While it is more common to hear of people disinheriting their adult children, disinheriting a spouse is rare. That is because in the State of New York, you cannot disinherit your spouse. You cannot leave the surviving spouse with nothing nor…
Rank this Week: 1174

The Ohio Trust & Estate Blog

The Ohio Trust & Estate Blog

Covers estate tax, marriage, medicaid and probate. By Michael D. Bonasera.

http://www.bonasera.org
  • Dec 18

    TOMMY!

    TOMMY!
    So I’ve not posted for a while.  In fact, you’ll note that I mention in the below post that my son was about a month from arriving…  Well, arrive he did.  On 6/18/2012 Tommy arrived and, smiling almost ever…
  • May 8

    Sad Update

    Sad Update
    Its been a while since I’ve written anything here and, though I fully intend to get back to it in the coming months, a couple sad events required mentioning: MCA died last Friday.  The number of tributes available on the web make this…
  • Aug 16

    So Many Great Blogs, So Little Time

    So Many Great Blogs, So Little Time
    My Google Reader account is getting pretty full-up.  There’s so many great resources out there for estate planning that it’s getting hard to keep up!  It’s a nice problem to have I guess…
Rank this Week: 969

Texas Estate Planning and Probate…

Texas Estate Planning and Probate Law

By Gary Howell.

http://texaslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    The End of the Blog

    The End of the Blog
    This is the last post for the Texas Estate Planning and Probate Law blog. I did my best to try and keep it up, but just found it too difficult to update on a regular basis. In addition, I am leaving the practice of law as of the end of…
  • Nov 1

    Unlimited Charitable Gifts Through the End of 2005

    Unlimited Charitable Gifts Through the End of 2005
    The Hurricane Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act (KETRA) allows unlimited gifts to charity up to a donor's total income until the end of 2005. This provision also permits unlimited IRA withdrawals and gifts to charity. Under Sec. 301(b)(1)(A),…
  • Oct 2

    Is Repeal of the Estate Tax a Dead Issue?

    Is Repeal of the Estate Tax a Dead Issue?
    Sometime shortly, the Senate is expected to vote on the fate of the estate tax. The House has already voted to repeal the tax; however, several Senators have found it difficult to vote for total repeal. One Senator, Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), who…
Rank this Week: 717

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 24

    WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR DEBT AT DEATH?

    WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR DEBT AT DEATH?
    Everyone reads about the huge transfer of wealth occurring from one generation to the next, however, it is estimated that 73% of decedents have outstanding debt at their death. According to Credit.com, the decedents carried an average total…
  • Mar 21

    EVER WONDER WHAT YOUR FICA TAX IS FOR?

    EVER WONDER WHAT YOUR FICA TAX IS FOR?
    FICA taxes, which originate from the Federal Insurance Contributions Act, is a United States federal payroll (or employment) tax imposed on both employees and employers. This payroll tax is withheld from employee paychecks and paid by…
  • Mar 16

    HOPING FOR AN INHERITANCE? YOU MAY NOT GET AS MUCH AS YOU EXPECT

    HOPING FOR AN INHERITANCE? YOU MAY NOT GET AS MUCH AS YOU EXPECT
    Everyone should be grateful to receive an inheritance, and no parent wants to leave their offspring with nothing. But just 21 percent of those who plan to bequeath money to their children tell them how much money they'll get. When kids do…
Rank this Week: 1369

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
  • 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…
  • Feb 14

    New York Estate Accountings: An Overview

    New York Estate Accountings: An Overview
    Being an executor or administrator of an estate come with many responsibilities. Collecting and insuring the estate’s assets, paying valid debts and expenses, filing income taxes, and list goes on. That’s why most clients look…
  • Nov 28

    Contesting a Will in New York: An Overview of Will Contest

    Contesting a Will in New York: An Overview of Will Contest
    People (usually those who have been disinherited) often wonder if they have any rights to contest a last will and testament of a loved one which they believe to be an invalid will. There may be many reasons why they believe the will to be a…
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Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

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

http://www.littmankrooks.com/blog/
  • Mar 23

    The Supreme Court Rules that a Free Appropriate Public Education Requires More Than Trivial Progre

    The Supreme Court Rules that a Free Appropriate Public Education Requires More Than Trivial Progre
    By Marion Walsh, Esq., and Arshi Pal, Graduate Law Clerk, Littman Krooks LLP (Read our previous article on this subject) On March 22, 2017, the United States Supreme Court, in a seminal and unanimous ruling, in Endrew F. v. Douglas County…
  • Mar 21

    Five Ways To Recognize Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

    Five Ways To Recognize Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
    By Marion M. Walsh, Esq. March represents Developmental Disabilities Awareness month. According to the Center for Disease Control, the prevalence of developmental disabilities, in the past twelve years, has increased.  The term…
  • Mar 8

    The Changing Landscape of 17-A Guardianship

    The Changing Landscape of 17-A Guardianship
    By Erica Fitzgerald, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP Article 17-A of the Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act provides a mechanism by which, generally speaking, a parent or interested person over the age of 18 (“Petitioner”) may seek…
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German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Mar 23

    The Need for Incapacity Planning

    The Need for Incapacity Planning
    Estate planning should accomplish much more than simply designing a roadmap to be followed when you are gone for the divisions of your estate assets. In fact, a well thought out estate plan should also help grow and protect those assets while…
  • Mar 21

    How Can a Financial Planning Lawyer Help Me?

    How Can a Financial Planning Lawyer Help Me?
    You undoubtedly already know that careful financial planning throughout the course of your life is essential if you wish to grow your assets and accumulate sufficient assets to live comfortably during your retirement years. You may also…
  • Mar 16

    Should I Incorporate?

    Should I Incorporate?
    For many people, owning a small business is their part of the American dream. If you are one of those people, and you have finally decided to pursue that dream, you will have a number of important decisions to make before your business gets…
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Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

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

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 22

    Optimizing Your Retirement Planning Strategy for Taxe

    Optimizing Your Retirement Planning Strategy for Taxe
    Looking ahead to the future is critical for any individual who is in the process of saving for retirement. Setting aside enough money to handle increasing longevity concerns and the rising costs of long term care are two of the most common…
  • Mar 15

    Most Americans Simply Are Not Prepared for Retirement: How to Plan Ahead

    Most Americans Simply Are Not Prepared for Retirement: How to Plan Ahead
    The country’s largest money manager BlackRock, recently asked Americans who are participating in a defined contribution plan like a 401(k) how they see themselves as prepared for retirement. Most of those individuals said that they were…
  • Mar 9

    It is Important to Know the Difference Between Probate and Nonprobate Asset

    It is Important to Know the Difference Between Probate and Nonprobate Asset
    When it comes to estate planning, many people think that simple is better and they might be under the assumption that a will is all they need. However, people might be under the impression that wills can avoid problems on death because the…
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Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Mar 20

    Medicare Actively Expanding MSP Compliance for Personal Injury Claimant

    Medicare Actively Expanding MSP Compliance for Personal Injury Claimant
    On February 3, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they would be establishing two new Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) processes – one for Liability Medicare Set-Asides (LMSA) and the other for Non-Fault…
  • Mar 13

    Predators and Creditors: How to Protect Your Family

    Predators and Creditors: How to Protect Your Family
    Estate planning has come a long way from when I first began practice in 1993. At the time, estate planning was highly driven by a need to avoid or minimize estate taxes and the tax rules took precedence over many other considerations for many…
  • Mar 3

    Events That Inspire Estate Planning

    Events That Inspire Estate Planning
    Frequently clients call our office due to a perceived risk, such as an upcoming surgery or a long-distance vacation. The refrain is usually, “I need to update (or create) my will in case something happens!” Fear of one’s own…
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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/
  • Mar 20

    Facts to Know About Medicare Planning

    Facts to Know About Medicare Planning
    Estate Planning Attorney Assisting NY Families with Medicare Concerns Medicare planning is an essential component for any estate plan. After all, there will come a time when you need to use Medicare to cover your medical costs and…
  • Mar 13

    Should I Leave the Family Home to My Children?

    Should I Leave the Family Home to My Children?
    Experienced NY Estate Planning Attorney Discusses the Right Time to Transfer the Family Home When considering your estate plan, one thing you may wonder is whether you should leave the family home to your child or children. You want your…
  • Mar 6

    What Are My Options for End of Life Care?

    What Are My Options for End of Life Care?
    Elder Care Attorney Helping Families in New York with End of Life Care Planning Part of elder planning and estate planning is creating an end-of-life care plan. While no one wants to admit their own mortality, having a plan in place that…
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Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

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

    Divorced?, Now Single?, New Marriage? Your written estate plan must reflect your desired intentions for beneficiarie

    Divorced?, Now Single?, New Marriage? Your written estate plan must reflect your desired intentions for beneficiarie
    What Effect Does Divorce or Remarriage Have On Your Estate Plan Anytime there is a major life change, whether it is the birth of a child, marriage, or divorce, your estate plan should evolve as your life evolves. But do any of these events…
  • Feb 28

    A decedent dies but has unpaid child support – What happens legally?

    A decedent dies but has unpaid child support – What happens legally?
    Florida Appeals Court Strikes Down Probate Creditor Claims From Child For Child Support Arrearages On May 11, 2016, the Fourth District Court of Appeal issued its decision in Davis v. Hengen regarding creditor claims for child support…
  • Feb 13

    Elder Abuse is a crime, even subtle financial exploitation

    Elder Abuse is a crime, even subtle financial exploitation
    Criminalizing Exploitation of the Elderly and Its Effects on Estate Planning For estate planning attorneys, the concept of criminal punishment is not the first thought when asked: “What could be the outcome?” In a typical case,…
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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
  • Mar 13

    Estate planning lessons from other’s mistake

    Estate planning lessons from other’s mistake
    On March 11, 2016 I got the call of a lifetime… and I do not mean that in a good way. I got the call from the police, in Logan, Utah, that my mother had been shot to death by her husband. This is not a post about domestic abuse, gun…
  • Mar 2

    Carne v. Worthington (2016) 246 Cal.App.4th 548 – Heggstad petitions with trust

    Carne v. Worthington (2016) 246 Cal.App.4th 548 – Heggstad petitions with trust
    You likely know that CaliforniaProbate.info tries to stay up on all “Heggstad” related news. As the owner of www.heggstadpetition.com it is imperative that I keep up-to-date on these cases. We advise clients, and potential…
  • Feb 16

    Calendar Notes in Probate Court

    Calendar Notes in Probate Court
    You get calendar notes in your probate court case. Now what do you? Every county is different. Some counties post calendar notes (or “tentative rulings”) a day before the court hearing and some do it a month before. Some do not…
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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/
  • Mar 11

    Can a Special Needs Trust Help My Disabled Child?

    Can a Special Needs Trust Help My Disabled Child?
    There are many kinds of trusts used in estate planning. One you may not have heard about before is a special needs trust. This is a trust designed to provide for a person who is receiving certain types of government benefits, such as Medi-Cal…
  • Mar 11

    Can a Special Needs Trust Help My Disabled Child?

    Can a Special Needs Trust Help My Disabled Child?
    There are many kinds of trusts used in estate planning. One you may not have heard about before is a special needs trust. This is a trust designed to provide for a person who is receiving certain types of government benefits, such as Medi-Cal…
  • Mar 10

    Who Has the Right to Plan My Funeral?

    Who Has the Right to Plan My Funeral?
    Many people do not bother to plan for their own funerals. They just assume their family will take care of the arrangements when the time comes. If there is disagreement among family members, however, a funeral can quickly turn into a…
Rank this Week: 1800

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/
  • Mar 9

    Estate planning implications of winning the lottery

    Estate planning implications of winning the lottery
    Although winning the lottery can be exciting, it carries enormous estate and gift tax implications. Finances can dwindle away in no time if they are not managed properly. Lottery winners have the option of taking the prize as a lump sum or an…
  • Feb 22

    Why young adults should consider estate planning

    Why young adults should consider estate planning
    Under California law, once a child turns 18 years of age they are viewed as an adult. Entering adulthood involves taking steps to prepare for the unexpected, whether it is a sudden illness or a serious accident. No one likes to think of…
  • Jan 31

    Smartphone app helps nonverbal children communicate through symbol

    Smartphone app helps nonverbal children communicate through symbol
    Predictive typing firm SwiftKey has launched a smartphone app that aims to provide special needs children with an easier way to communicate. SwiftKey Symbols is described as an assistive symbol-based communication app specially designed for…
Rank this Week: 2514

New York Probate Lawyer Blog

New York Probate Lawyer Blog

By Jules Martin Haas.

http://www.newyorkprobatelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 8

    A New York Will Contest: Some Important Points – Continued

    A New York Will Contest: Some Important Points – Continued
    The New York Probate Lawyer Blog in the March 1, 2017 posting discussed some of the aspects involved in a Will Contest in New York. The post referred to a decision by Queens Surrogate Peter Kelly dated February 9, 2017 which dismissed the…
  • Mar 1

    A New York Will Contest – Some Important Point

    A New York Will Contest – Some Important Point
    Will contests in New York involve many different considerations. To begin with, there is a complex set of statutes and rules regarding the procedure to be followed in these cases. When a Will is filed with the Court for probate, it is…
  • Feb 22

    A New York Last Will Can Be Admitted To Probate With Pre-Execution Addition

    A New York Last Will Can Be Admitted To Probate With Pre-Execution Addition
    The preparation and execution of a Last Will is an important part of a person’s estate planning. A Will along with documents such as a Living Will, Health Care Proxy, Power of Attorney and Living Trust, can all be utilized to express a…
Rank this Week: 4892

Probate in Nevada

Probate in Nevada

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

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

    Nevada Intestacy Law

    Nevada Intestacy Law
    Nevada Intestacy laws address the problem which arises when a person dies without a Last Will & Testament. Many people die without a Will.  Thus, there are no instructions as to how the person wanted&hellip The post Nevada…
  • Feb 28

    Clark County Probate Court Audit Underway

    Clark County Probate Court Audit Underway
      An audit of all open probate cases in Clark County, Nevada is underway.  The Probate Section of the State Bar of Nevada held a Bench/Bar Meeting on February 6, 2017.  The meeting addressed and&hellip The post Clark County…
  • Feb 21

    Nevada Probate Inventory Content

    Nevada Probate Inventory Content
    The purpose of the Inventory is to provide information about assets of the Estate to the Court, beneficiaries, heirs and creditors.  The initial probate petition does include some information about estate assets. However, the…
Rank this Week: 1616

Pharos Law Group Blog

Pharos Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning and business planning topics.

http://pharoslaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 6

    Piercing the Corporate Veil is the exception to the rule

    Piercing the Corporate Veil is the exception to the rule
    Legal liability protection is one of the main reasons for corporate entities.  In most instances, these legal entities insulate owners from legal liability. While there are often tax, accounting and other important reasons…
  • Feb 14

    Should you update your trust?

    Should you update your trust?
    If you already have a trust, you should be commended for your wise planning. However, as time passes and laws change, it makes sense to review and update your trust to ensure that it remains consistent with your goals. I spend…
  • Feb 2

    You have enough time (we all do)

    You have enough time (we all do)
    We tend to find time (i.e. make time) for things we value. That which we consider important gets our attention (and time), often at the expense of other stuff. I have been doing a lot of business travel lately and in the course of those…
Rank this Week: 1648

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
  • 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…
  • Feb 7

    New Illinois Laws for 2017, Part 1: Fiduciary Access to Digital Asset

    New Illinois Laws for 2017, Part 1: Fiduciary Access to Digital Asset
    This post will be the first in a series of posts about new Illinois probate and estate laws taking effect in late 2016 or the beginning of 2017. I have been writing about the emerging issues surrounding estate planning for digital assets for…
Rank this Week: 2283

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
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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/
  • Mar 3

    Jury Trials in Surrogate’s Court Removal Proceeding

    Jury Trials in Surrogate’s Court Removal Proceeding
    As parties prepare for trial before the Surrogate’s Court, a question that oftentimes arises is whether there is a right to a trial by jury. In this entry, Robert Harper explains why no such right exists in the case of proceedings…
  • Feb 10

    Fiduciary Imprudence: When the Sale of an Asset Results in a Surcharge

    Fiduciary Imprudence: When the Sale of an Asset Results in a Surcharge
    Although one of the many duties of an executor is to marshal and appraise estate assets, and, depending on the terms of the governing instrument, liquidate them for purposes of distribution, the fulfillment of these duties may, at times,…
  • Feb 3

    Executor’s Duties Before Receiving Letter

    Executor’s Duties Before Receiving Letter
    A nominated executor is obliged to secure estate assets even before the issuance of letters testamentary. But what if the nominated executor expends personal funds to preserve assets that she erroneously believed to belong to the estate? Is…
Rank this Week: 4138

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/
Rank this Week: 3729

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…
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