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Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    Jerry Lewis left all 6 children from his first marriage out of his will

    Jerry Lewis left all 6 children from his first marriage out of his will
    Recently a number of online newspapers have been talking about the estate of the late Jerry Lewis, a well-known comedian and actor who passed away at the age of 91. Mr. Lewis had been married for many years and had 6 children from his first…
  • Sep 22

    More booths added to Wills Week

    More booths added to Wills Week
    We're getting pretty excited over our upcoming Wills Week event. We have lots of new folks signing up to give presentations and to host booths. I'm not sure whether anyone has done an event like this in other cities, but it has never been…
  • Sep 21

    Video: How to prevent fights over will

    Video: How to prevent fights over will
    Here is a brief video that readers might find interesting. In it you will see Rob Carrick, financial columnist for the Globe and Mail, chatting with Mark Goodfield, an accountant who does a lot of estate work, and who some of you may know…
Rank this Week: 124

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers national and New York based elder neglect and nursing home abuse news. Published By Gallivan & Gallivan.

http://www.newyorknursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Lacking Effective Oversight, Nursing Homes Fail Many Patient

    Lacking Effective Oversight, Nursing Homes Fail Many Patient
    With toothless regulations and ineffective oversight, many nursing homes are still failing the neediest patients. With its budget for overseeing nursing homes slashed in half, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has failed to…
  • Aug 8

    Drug-Resistant Bacteria on the Rise at Nursing Home

    Drug-Resistant Bacteria on the Rise at Nursing Home
    In a new study released by Columbia University School of Nursing, a quarter of nursing homes had a “significant presence” of multidrug-resistant bacteria. The study reviewed eight prior studies, and the reported rates of…
  • Aug 2

    Caretaker Charged After Elderly Man Complains of “Being Thrown Around Like a Rag Doll”

    Caretaker Charged After Elderly Man Complains of “Being Thrown Around Like a Rag Doll”
    A Berkshires caretaker has been charged with elder abuse after an 84-year-old man told hospital staff that his two broken ribs were caused by being “thrown around like a rag doll.” The 52-year-old man, Anthony Marcella II, was…
Rank this Week: 143

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Sep 22

    What to Tell a Client When the Case Lacks Merit

    What to Tell a Client When the Case Lacks Merit
    When you’re hired to make an initial case evaluation, make sure you have an understanding with the client that, if you find that the case lacks merit, you won’t provide any further representation on it. A case may seem compelling…
  • Sep 20

    How Tenants Can Get Remedies for Habitability Violations and Nuisance

    How Tenants Can Get Remedies for Habitability Violations and Nuisance
    When a landlord severely neglects maintenance issues or another tenant’s behavior causes a nuisance, California law gives tenants several ways to get relief. Tenants dealing with habitability violations or nuisances can bring an…
  • Sep 18

    Checklist: What to Do If Summary Judgment Is Denied

    Checklist: What to Do If Summary Judgment Is Denied
    You moved for summary judgment but your motion was denied. Here’s a checklist of four things to ask yourself. __   1.  Are there any new or different facts, circumstances, or law that couldn’t have been presented…
Rank this Week: 202

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Covers Illinois nursing homes and information for nursing home residents, family members, ombudsmen, resident advocates, elder law attorneys and nursing home staff. By Levin & Perconti.

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
Rank this Week: 259

Nursing Home Law Center

Nursing Home Law Center

Covers common problems encountered by residents and their families at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers.

https://www.nursinghomelawcenter.org/
  • Apr 7

    South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Settlement

    South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Settlement
    SOUTH CAROLINA NURSING HOME SETTLEMENTS One of the main focuses of the Nursing Home Law Center is the protection of nursing home residents and getting them the highest nursing home verdict that we can. We exert considerable time and energy on…
  • Apr 7

    South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Settlement

    South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Settlement
    SOUTH CAROLINA NURSING HOME SETTLEMENTS One of the main focuses of the Nursing Home Law Center is the protection of nursing home residents and getting them the highest nursing home verdict that we can. We exert considerable time and energy on…
  • Feb 13

    Minimal Fines Little Incentive for Facilities to Improve Patient Care

    Minimal Fines Little Incentive for Facilities to Improve Patient Care
    It is a reasonable assumption for many people that nursing homes caught in the act of neglecting patient needs, disregarding safety standards and limiting their staff to levels deemed inadequate that fines and sanctions would be a deterrent…
Rank this Week: 244

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and litigation. By Poliakoff & Associates.

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Sep 23

    Mobility and Fall Risk

    Mobility and Fall Risk
    Reuters had an article about a new study that indicates seniors living on their own may have a greater risk of fractures when they’re less mobile and less able to manage daily tasks without help, but in nursing homes the opposite may be…
  • Sep 22

    New Trumpcare is Worse

    New Trumpcare is Worse
    New York Magazine had an article explaining four things in health care that Graham-Cassidy will make worse if it passes. Graham-Cassidy shifts the burden of crafting a health care system onto the states, and makes them do it with far…
  • Sep 22

    1.3 Million Americans are Nursing Home Resident

    1.3 Million Americans are Nursing Home Resident
    Over 1.3 million Americans reside in nursing homes according to  Jesse Slome, the director of the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (AALTCI). The majority were aged 65 and older. The HHS report reflected there were…
Rank this Week: 442

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 22

    Most Off-Label Use of Antidepressants May Not Be Supported by Evidence

    Most Off-Label Use of Antidepressants May Not Be Supported by Evidence
    AFP reports that “most off-label use of antidepressants is not backed by evidence that the” medications “will work as intended…say” researchers. HealthDay reports that investigators came to this…
  • Sep 21

    Zimmer Biomet Recalls Spinal Fusion Stimulators Due to Harmful Chemical

    Zimmer Biomet Recalls Spinal Fusion Stimulators Due to Harmful Chemical
    Mass Device reports that the Food and Drug Administration “released information on a Zimmer Biomet (NYSE: ZBH) recall of select SpF Plus-Mini and SpF XL IIB implantable spinal fusion stimulators over issues with potentially harmful…
  • Sep 21

    How to Avoid and Detect Elder Fraud: A Guide for Older People, Caregivers, and Relative

    How to Avoid and Detect Elder Fraud: A Guide for Older People, Caregivers, and Relative
    The website Comparitech.com has a good article on elder fraud. Check it out. Here are the opening paragraphs: Elder abuse is a problem in western cultures world-wide. There are many forms of abuse ranging from neglect to physical abuse, and…
Rank this Week: 325

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Sep 22

    Making A List, Checking It Twice…

    Making A List, Checking It Twice…
    While September brings cooler autumn air, back-to-school excitement and smell of pumpkin-spice lattes for most people, here at the Academy it signals the beginning of Summit-Mode. All hands are on deck to put the finishing touches on a Fall…
  • Sep 20

    Law in the U.S. Can Be Participatory

    Law in the U.S. Can Be Participatory
    In some countries, like a dictatorship or a true monarchy (not a constitutional monarchy such as the United Kingdom), people do not really participate in making the law. The law is handed down by fiat. In the United States, our laws are…
  • Sep 18

    Knowing Jewish Funeral Traditions Can Help Your Practice

    Knowing Jewish Funeral Traditions Can Help Your Practice
    It’s September, the time for the Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. These holidays call up mortality issues as congregants ponder the meaning of life and the fleeting nature…
Rank this Week: 416

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

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

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
Rank this Week: 379

Massachusetts Estate Planning,…

Massachusetts Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law

Features a blend of common sense info for clients and family caregivers and in-depth probate, tax and Medicaid analysis for lawyers & CPAs. By Brian E. Barreira.

http://elderlaw.info/
Rank this Week: 373

New Jersey Elder Abuse and Neglect…

New Jersey Elder Abuse and Neglect Forum

Covers nursing home / elder abuse law in the State of New Jersey. By Donna Russo.

http://www.njelderabuselaw.com/
  • May 10

    NJ Elder Abuse – Nursing Homes Evicting Tough Case

    NJ Elder Abuse – Nursing Homes Evicting Tough Case
    An article published in The Record on May 9, 2016 highlights that nursing homes don’t want to handle complex and difficult cases and try to evict the residents.  Families are at loss as to what to do.  Many times, these…
  • Feb 22

    Nursing Home Abuse: Nursing Homes Try To Avoid Litigation Through Arbitration Clause

    Nursing Home Abuse: Nursing Homes Try To Avoid Litigation Through Arbitration Clause
    The New York Times in an article on February 21, 2016 highlighted the ever increasing problem with nursing home agreements burying arbitration clauses in residency agreements to bar cases from being litigated in the courts.  The article…
  • Feb 16

    Nursing Home Abuse: Maggots Found In Feeding Tube Site

    Nursing Home Abuse: Maggots Found In Feeding Tube Site
    A nursing home resident in a Pennsylvania nursing home was found to have maggots crawling around and inside the insertion site of the feeding tube.  The hospital staff indicated that there was severe neglect of wound care and proper…
Rank this Week: 308

New Jersey Estate Planning &…

New Jersey Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

Covers business law and planning, elder law, estate planning, and probate and estate administration. By Deirdre Wheatley-Liss.

http://www.njelderlawestateplanning.com/
  • Apr 2

    Love is Lost - And So is Your Inheritance - Divorce Really Ends Thing

    Love is Lost - And So is Your Inheritance - Divorce Really Ends Thing
    A common plan among our married clients is to leave their property to their spouse, either outright or in trust - oft-referred to as the “I Love You” Will. Sometimes, love is lost and the couple divorces. We recommend our clients…
  • Mar 25

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Liens - SCOTUS Decide

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Liens - SCOTUS Decide
    You have a horrific accident and are looking at a life of extreme medical care.  The accident was caused by another person (drunk truck driver). You get a multi-million dollar award.  Does the state that you live in get a…
  • Mar 19

    Four Good (?) Reasons to Contest a Will

    Four Good (?) Reasons to Contest a Will
    Maybe it's the season, but I have gotten a lot of calls recently about will contests.  A will contest usually happens when your heirs are surprised by what your will says, or by what you have left when you go to the great beyond.  I…
Rank this Week: 408

Estate of Confusion

Estate of Confusion

Covers developments in estate planning and wealth transfer taxes. By Hani Sarji.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/hanisarji/
  • Jan 5

    More Estate Tax Changes Could Follow Fiscal Cliff Deal

    More Estate Tax Changes Could Follow Fiscal Cliff Deal
    News bites might leave you hungry for details about the estate tax and the other wealth transfer taxes. This post aims to answer your questions and serve as a useful resource.
  • Jan 5

    More Estate Tax Changes Could Follow Fiscal Cliff Deal

    More Estate Tax Changes Could Follow Fiscal Cliff Deal
    News bites might leave you hungry for details about the estate tax and the other wealth transfer taxes. This post aims to answer your questions and serve as a useful resource.
  • Jan 5

    More Estate Tax Changes Could Follow Fiscal Cliff Deal

    More Estate Tax Changes Could Follow Fiscal Cliff Deal
    News bites might leave you hungry for details about the estate tax and the other wealth transfer taxes. This post aims to answer your questions and serve as a useful resource.
Rank this Week: 463

Family Fortress Estate Planning…

Family Fortress Estate Planning Blog

Covers Colorado estate planning and elder law. By Schlender & Stone.

http://www.schlenderlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 30

    Living on the Edge: Small Business Owners and Retirement

    Living on the Edge: Small Business Owners and Retirement
    Do you feel comfortable with your retirement plan? If you’re a small business owner the answer to that question is probably no. In fact, according to this report by Jules H.
  • Jul 30

    Living on the Edge: Small Business Owners and Retirement

    Living on the Edge: Small Business Owners and Retirement
    Do you feel comfortable with your retirement plan? If you’re a small business owner the answer to that question is probably no. In fact, according to this report by Jules H.
  • Jul 28

    Not Just Estate Tax Anymore

    Not Just Estate Tax Anymore
    Anyone who has been following our blog knows that the expiring Bush tax cuts (including the repeal of the estate tax this year and the tax’s reinstatement next year) have given lawmakers no end of trouble as they struggle and debate—and…
Rank this Week: 455

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Sep 22

    Myths about Public Benefit

    Myths about Public Benefit
    In my years as an elder law practitioner, I’ve had clients come into me professing extensive knowledge of public benefits (particularly Medicaid) that were wildly off-base. There are any number of myths that have to do with public…
  • Sep 18

    The Equifax Data Breach: Take This One Step Now

    The Equifax Data Breach: Take This One Step Now
    As you have probably heard by now, Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, was hacked earlier this summer. As a result, nearly half the U.S. population’s personal data, including full names, addresses, dates of birth,…
  • Sep 8

    Palliative Care and Hospice: Quality of Life for Patients with Serious Illne

    Palliative Care and Hospice: Quality of Life for Patients with Serious Illne
    Hook Law Center, P.C. recently had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Marissa Galicia-Costillo from Sentara Norfolk General at our most recent Coffee with Colleagues seminar to discuss the difference between hospice and palliative care. While many…
Rank this Week: 580

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Sep 22

    SSA paying vets who are dead, not paying some who are alive

    SSA paying vets who are dead, not paying some who are alive
    The inspector general of the Social Security Administration reported that improper payments amounting to almost $38 million were made to 746 deceased veterans, some of whom may have been from California. The deaths were not properly entered…
  • Sep 20

    Disability programs interrelated, benefits affect one another

    Disability programs interrelated, benefits affect one another
    Social Security Disability and federal civil service disability programs are integrated to an extent. In a situation where a California resident who works for the federal government becomes disabled, he or she should be careful to protect the…
  • Sep 19

    Social Security Disability in California

    Social Security Disability in California
    The Social Security Administration considers people disabled if they have a condition that prevents them from doing substantial work, and the condition must last -- or be expected to last -- over a year in duration. When someone becomes…
Rank this Week: 692

Southern California Nursing Home…

Southern California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers various nursing home abuse and elder neglect issues such as signs and symptoms of neglect, and California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law. By Walton Law Firm LLP.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Restraining Orders in San Marcos Nursing Home Abuse Case

    Restraining Orders in San Marcos Nursing Home Abuse Case
    When a senior in San Marcos suffers injuries as a result of nursing home neglect or elder abuse, family members should know that this might not be a one-time occurrence. A fact sheet from the World Health Organization (WHO) emphasizes that…
  • Sep 8

    Understanding Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse in Vista

    Understanding Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse in Vista
    What is elder or dependent adult abuse according to California law? For residents of Vista and other parts of Southern California, it is important to learn more about the protections available to seniors who may be subject to nursing home…
  • Aug 25

    Dementia Patients See Improvement with Brain App

    Dementia Patients See Improvement with Brain App
    Could Carlsbad residents with dementia see improvement in their condition by using an app for iPhones or iPads? According to a recent article in U-T San Diego, “a brain training game played on an iPad improves memory for those in the…
Rank this Week: 914

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

Employment law blog about workplace abuse, bullying and discrimination. By Patricia Barnes.

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Sep 18

    Federal Courts Criticized for Dismissive Treatment of Employment Discrimination Victim

    Federal Courts Criticized for Dismissive Treatment of Employment Discrimination Victim
    There is overwhelming evidence that federal courts for years have ignored and marginalized plaintiffs in employment discrimination cases. Judge Richard A. Posner, one of the nation’s leading appellate judges, recently resigned from the…
  • Sep 17

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce No “Friend of the Court”

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce No “Friend of the Court”
    Nice to see someone calling out the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which frequently inserts itself into national litigation as a “friend of the court.” In reality, the Chamber is almost always an advocate for a dues paying corporate…
  • Sep 14

    Age Discrimination by Feds Violates U.S. Constitution and Universal Declaration of Human Right

    Age Discrimination by Feds Violates U.S. Constitution and Universal Declaration of Human Right
    It would seem to be patently illegal to accord lesser treatment to discrimination victims on the basis of age as opposed to race, sex, religion, color and national origin. Yet, this is the law of our land. The U.S. Supreme Court has…
Rank this Week: 649

J.M. Reinan, P.C. Blog

J.M. Reinan, P.C. Blog

Discusses nursing home neglect & abuse, medical malpractice, consumer protection and civil rights.

http://reinanlaw.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 14

    Belmont Lodge of Pueblo Remains on Federal “Special Focus Facility” List

    Belmont Lodge of Pueblo Remains on Federal “Special Focus Facility” List
    The United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, “CMS,” has announced that Belmont Lodge of Pueblo, managed by SavaSeniorCare, has remained on its Special Focus Facility list as of July 20, 2017. According to...
  • Feb 2

    Jerome Reinan and Jordana Griff Gingrass Honored as Lawyers of Distinction

    Jerome Reinan and Jordana Griff Gingrass Honored as Lawyers of Distinction
    Law Offices of J.M. Reinan, P.C.’s attorneys Jerome Reinan and Jordana Griff Gingrass are honored to have been named Lawyers of Distinction. The Honors of Distinction award recognizes attorneys who have demonstrated a high degree...
  • Aug 23

    COURT OF APPEALS AFFIRMS DISMISSAL OF DEFAMATION SUIT

    COURT OF APPEALS AFFIRMS DISMISSAL OF DEFAMATION SUIT
    The Colorado Court of Appeals recently issued an order affirming the District Court’s dismissal of a suit brought by Tamea Sisco and Aminokit against the Law Offices of J.M. Reinan and Jerome Reinan. The suit...
Rank this Week: 1084

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…
Rank this Week: 843

Chicago Injury Lawyer

Chicago Injury Lawyer

By the Willens Law Offices.

https://www.willenslaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    Should I See a Doctor After my Accident If I Feel Fine?

    Should I See a Doctor After my Accident If I Feel Fine?
    A question commonly asked by people involved in car accidents is whether or not they should bother to see a doctor after the accident if they did not sustain any injuries. You may believe that your accident was just minor, and may think…
  • Jun 20

    What Can I Be Compensated for After My Accident in Illinois?

    What Can I Be Compensated for After My Accident in Illinois?
    If you have been seriously injured or hurt in a car accident or any other type of personal injury accident, you may be able to obtain compensation for various economic and non-economic damages—or what your injuries have cost you…
  • Jun 5

    How Will My Lost Earnings Be Reimbursed?

    How Will My Lost Earnings Be Reimbursed?
    You may be entitled to recover damages for your lost earnings if an auto accident or other personal injury accident causes you to suffer an injury that prevents you from going to work and earning the wages that you typically would have…
Rank this Week: 1106

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: 542

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Feb 16

    LLC, Corporation, Trade Name, Trademark: Which Do I Need?

    LLC, Corporation, Trade Name, Trademark: Which Do I Need?
    You want to protect your business, but what legal strategy will help you to protect it best? This might sound a little like something Yoda would say, but the particular strategy or strategies will depend upon what you are most interested in…
  • Feb 9

    Fraudulent Conveyances & Asset Protection

    Fraudulent Conveyances & Asset Protection
    Although the idea of asset protection, i.e. protecting assets from creditors of the a person who owns them, may seem simple at first glance, it's not. In reality, implicit in asset protection is a rather nuanced process of dealing with the…
  • Feb 7

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute
    If a person dies without a will in Arizona, can that person's children who were adopted by another person or persons still inherit from the decedent's probate estate? It depends. Arizona's Intestacy statue provides the following, in part: B.…
Rank this Week: 557

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

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

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
  • Sep 22

    Idaho Estate Planning - Get Real: Planning for Life, Death, and Disability

    Idaho Estate Planning - Get Real: Planning for Life, Death, and Disability
    One of easiest things to do in this world is to ignore the future and not just any future, our own future. It’s much easier to predict what will happen to other people. We can see with great clarity where they’re headed and the problems…
  • Sep 19

    Idaho Elder Law - Yes, Medicaid Planning is Ethical

    Idaho Elder Law - Yes, Medicaid Planning is Ethical
    Under the attorneys’ rules of professional conduct (our ethical rules) we have an obligation to “zealously represent” our clients. We also cannot advise clients to act in a manner that is illegal or will perpetrate a fraud on the court.
  • Sep 15

    Idaho Elder Law - Medicaid Planning is Legal

    Idaho Elder Law - Medicaid Planning is Legal
    The first thing to know is that it is not illegal to do Medicaid Planning. It is illegal to “hide” assets and hiding assets will land you in prison.
Rank this Week: 1026

Sykes Elder Blawg

Sykes Elder Blawg

Covers medicaid planning, special needs trusts and estate planning topics for Pennsylvania seniors and their families. By Andrew G. Sykes.

http://www.elderlawofpgh.com/blog/
  • May 11

    Will the bank honor your power of attorney?

    Will the bank honor your power of attorney?
    A recent article in the New York Times reported on the resistance of banks (and other financial institutions) to honor requests by someone holding power of attorney for an incapacitated person. In one case, the son of a woman with…
  • May 6

    Who can contest a will?

    Who can contest a will?
    Who can file a will contest under Pennsylvania law? Quick answer: only someone who would benefit financially from having the will declared invalid. Suppose John Doe signs his first and only Last Will and Testament on his death bed. It was…
  • Apr 26

    Pennsylvania authorizes ABLE Act accounts for the disabled

    Pennsylvania authorizes ABLE Act accounts for the disabled
    Many disabled individuals in the U.S. receive public benefits from programs that place restrictions on the dollar amount (typically $2,000) of assets a recipient can own. Medicaid and SSI are two examples. Federal and state law allow the…
Rank this Week: 1058

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary…

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary Law Blog

Covers Elder Law, long-term care, "End-of-Life" and health care surrogate decision-making, estate & personal planning, fiduciary administrations, elders' dispute resolution, and Orphans' Court litigation. By Neil E. Hendershot.

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

    PA Model Local Rule for Mediation

    PA Model Local Rule for Mediation
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE …
  • Apr 16

    Expanding Access to Mediation in PA

    Expanding Access to Mediation in PA
    <!--[if !mso]> v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} <![endif]-->Following is a document for use in a presentation to the…
  • Nov 23

    PA Bar Assn approves Orphans' Court Mediation Project

    PA Bar Assn approves Orphans' Court Mediation Project
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]-->On Friday, November 21, 2014, the Pennsylvania Bar Association formally approved, by unanimous vote, a Report and Recommendation presented by its Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee…
Rank this Week: 1022

The Helpful Lawyer

The Helpful Lawyer

A Texas sole practioner's blog on issues that face my clients.

http://www.jackrobinson.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person

    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person
    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person In this last part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse…
  • Apr 11

    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly

    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly
    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly In this 3rd part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse the powers granted…
  • Apr 6

    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse

    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse
    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse In this 2nd part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse the powers…
Rank this Week: 1046

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury. By Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 22

    Patrick Salvi discusses 2017 Red Mass on Relevant Radio

    Patrick Salvi discusses 2017 Red Mass on Relevant Radio
    Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard Managing Equity Partner Patrick A. Salvi was featured on Relevant Radio with Father Greg Sakowicz Friday morning discussing the 2017 Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago’s Red Mass. At this year’s Red…
  • Sep 21

    Salvi Law September Pet of the Month: Adoptable pets Taffy and Santi

    Salvi Law September Pet of the Month: Adoptable pets Taffy and Santi
    CHICAGO (September 21, 2017) – The Illinois personal injury law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. has committed to finding local adoptable pets a loving home in 2017. We have teamed up with the Anti Cruelty Society in…
  • Sep 19

    Illinois Tollway worker killed in hit and run on I-294

    Illinois Tollway worker killed in hit and run on I-294
    ALSIP, Ill. (September 19, 2017) – An Illinois tollway worker was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday afternoon on I-294 near south suburban Alsip. Just before 12:30 p.m., the maintenance worker was outside of his vehicle picking…
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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/
  • Sep 22

    Myths about Public Benefit

    Myths about Public Benefit
    In my years as an elder law practitioner, I’ve had clients come into me professing extensive knowledge of public benefits (particularly Medicaid) that were wildly off-base. There are any number of myths that have to do with public…
  • Sep 18

    The Equifax Data Breach: Take This One Step Now

    The Equifax Data Breach: Take This One Step Now
    As you have probably heard by now, Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, was hacked earlier this summer. As a result, nearly half the U.S. population’s personal data, including full names, addresses, dates of birth,…
  • Sep 8

    Palliative Care and Hospice: Quality of Life for Patients with Serious Illne

    Palliative Care and Hospice: Quality of Life for Patients with Serious Illne
    Hook Law Center, P.C. recently had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Marissa Galicia-Costillo from Sentara Norfolk General at our most recent Coffee with Colleagues seminar to discuss the difference between hospice and palliative care. While many…
Rank this Week: 2089

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Tennessee.

http://blog.epctn.com/
  • Sep 22

    Providing Care for Loved Ones isn’t Free

    Providing Care for Loved Ones isn’t Free
    While there are rewards to providing care at home for loved ones, there are still costs. The rewards of caring for a loved one at home can include the satisfaction of knowing we are sharing the burden of people we love, letting them know they…
  • Sep 21

    Trust Provides Protection from Change

    Trust Provides Protection from Change
    What if there are key legal changes between the time a person writes an estate plan and the time when they pass away? If there are changes in the estate laws and a person does not change their estate plan to accommodate the changes, there is…
  • Sep 20

    Challenge of Downsizing Can Be Daunting

    Challenge of Downsizing Can Be Daunting
    The downsizing process often means getting rid of possessions that your family doesn’t want or have room for. However, there are ways around the problem. Elderly people who decide it is time to downsize, often find that their younger…
Rank this Week: 3309

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
Rank this Week: 2998

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

Features estate planning and elder law news. By Moynihan Lyons PC.

http://blog.moynihanlyons.com/
  • Sep 22

    Special Trust Provides Protection from Change

    Special Trust Provides Protection from Change
    What if there are key legal changes between the time a person writes an estate plan and the time when they pass away? If there are changes in the estate laws and a person does not change their estate plan to accommodate the changes, there is…
  • Sep 21

    Challenge of Downsizing Can Be Daunting

    Challenge of Downsizing Can Be Daunting
    The downsizing process often means getting rid of possessions that your family doesn’t want or have room for. However, there are ways around the problem. Elderly people who decide it is time to downsize, often find that their younger…
  • Sep 20

    The Netherlands Allows Double Euthanasia

    The Netherlands Allows Double Euthanasia
    While the U.S. debates the rights of terminally ill patients to end their life, The Netherlands allows elderly couples to die together. Some states in the U.S. now allow patients to arrange for a doctor to prescribe a lethal dose of…
Rank this Week: 3086

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Sep 22

    Research word with its demands; graduation qualification effort: responsibilities, provides and preference

    Research word with its demands; graduation qualification effort: responsibilities, provides and preference
    Research word with its demands; graduation qualification effort: responsibilities, provides and preferences Basic requirements for crafted clinical word Succeed needs to be prepared logically inside the dependable, literary tongue. Tend not…
  • Sep 21

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  • Sep 20

    How could unfamiliar university student organize the TOEFL check-up

    How could unfamiliar university student organize the TOEFL check-up
    How could unfamiliar university student organize the TOEFL check-up TOEFL is really the most famous check-up around the world that tests know-how about the The english language vernacular. The end results of these test will be in call for in…
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Simmons & Schiavo, LLP Blog

Simmons & Schiavo, LLP Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://blog.sslawoffices.com
  • Sep 22

    Estate Planning Mistake

    Estate Planning Mistake
    Some of the biggest estate planning mistakes that people make are not technically estate planning, but they can have a big effect on an estate. When people are planning for their estates, they want to make sure they do not make any mistakes.…
  • Sep 21

    Even without an Estate Tax, Trusts are Beneficial

    Even without an Estate Tax, Trusts are Beneficial
    Many people get trusts as their primary estate planning instrument because of the estate tax, but trusts do have many other benefits. With Congress taking up tax reform soon, one thing that many people are following is President Trump's…
  • Sep 20

    Estate Planning With Few Asset

    Estate Planning With Few Asset
    People who do not have very many assets, still need to get estate plans. However, the best plans for them may not be the same as the best plans for wealthier people. Much of the estate planning advice you can find online is written with the…
Rank this Week: 1917

John Foy & Associates

John Foy & Associates

Stay up-to-date with Georgia law, news and current events.

https://www.johnfoy.com/blog/
  • Sep 22

    Riverdale Actor Falls Asleep At The Wheel

    Riverdale Actor Falls Asleep At The Wheel
    Actors, like many other professionals, often spend long hours on set doing their jobs. Being tired from work or other stress while driving can cause anyone to become involved in... Read more » The post Riverdale Actor Falls Asleep At…
  • Sep 21

    Georgia Congressman Loudermilk Injured in Car Accident

    Georgia Congressman Loudermilk Injured in Car Accident
    It’s been a long, eventful year for a Georgia Congressman who was recently involved in an auto accident and was witness to a June shooting where a vocal critic of... Read more » The post Georgia Congressman Loudermilk Injured in…
  • Sep 20

    Judge Throws Out State Lawsuit for Dieselgate

    Judge Throws Out State Lawsuit for Dieselgate
    Volkswagen is amid one of the largest, and possibly most expensive, auto scandals of all time. Due to emissions software designed to cheat and show the engines as emitting fewer... Read more » The post Judge Throws Out State Lawsuit…
Rank this Week: 1618

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Sep 22

    “Unlucky But Not Unfair”

    “Unlucky But Not Unfair”
    An interesting case recently appeared in the Ontario Reports that highlights a risk in making an inter vivos gift of cash using a cheque, particularly where the donor is near death. In the case, Teixeria v. Estate of Markgraf et al., the…
  • Sep 21

    Taming the Cottage Gremlins with a Non-Profit Organization

    Taming the Cottage Gremlins with a Non-Profit Organization
    This Blog was written by Carol Willes, One of our family’s favourite pastimes at the cottage is to build a roaring campfire and spend the evenings telling stories, singing along to guitar tunes and roasting the occasional marshmallow.…
  • Sep 20

    CourtCalling The Bar

    CourtCalling The Bar
    A remote court appearance service has been approved for use on the Estates List. Under the Rules of Civil Procedure there has always been the ability to conduct certain court appearances via videoconference. However, court approval has always…
Rank this Week: 3084

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Sep 21

    Embrace Aging

    Embrace Aging
    Do you consider yourself to be old? Well, if you are over 37, statistically you are old, according to an article in the New York Times, Feeling Older? Here’s How to Embrace It. However, "S[s]udies show that people start feeling...
  • Sep 21

    The "Well-Meaning Friday Child" Syndrome and Long-Distance Caregiving

    The &quot;Well-Meaning Friday Child&quot; Syndrome and Long-Distance Caregiving
    There's an old rhyme that's been running through my head lately, the one about Monday's child (who was fair of face) and so on. In the rhyme, "Friday's child is loving and giving." I like to think of myself as...
  • Sep 20

    Coming Changes to Medigap Policie

    Coming Changes to Medigap Policie
    The Chicago Tribune ran a story on changes to Medigap policies, Why Seniors Should Choose Wisely When Selecting Medigap Supplement Insurance. The article explains that In 2020, people who are on Medicare and don't already have what's known as…
Rank this Week: 2249

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/
  • Sep 21

    Gilfix & La Poll invites you to join the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on October 14

    Gilfix &amp; La Poll invites you to join the Walk to End Alzheimer&rsquo;s on October 14
    Alzheimer’s is becoming an increasingly common cause of death for the aging population in the United States. Over 5 million individuals are currently living with the disease, and it is expected to affect 16 million Americans by 2050.…
  • Sep 20

    Mark Gilfix Article on Technology Innovation and Long Term Care in The Elder Law Report

    Mark Gilfix Article on Technology Innovation and Long Term Care in The Elder Law Report
    Mark Gilfix has been keeping a close eye on innovation in the long term care space, and recently attended the Aging 2.0 “Optimize” Summit in San Francisco. He wrote an article sharing his insights with the The Elder Law Report,…
  • Aug 31

    The financial toll of caregiving on special needs familie

    The financial toll of caregiving on special needs familie
    American families provide around 1.5 billion hours of unpaid at-home care to about 5.6 million special needs children each year, according to the findings of a nationwide study. This represents a substantial economic cost of an estimated $36…
Rank this Week: 2088

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Sep 21

    How Does an Estate Planning Attorney Help if I Get Divorced?

    How Does an Estate Planning Attorney Help if I Get Divorced?
    If you have ended your marriage, you should talk with an estate planning attorney. Reaching out to a lawyer is vitally important if you need to update your estate plan to account for the fact that you are no longer married to your previous…
  • Sep 19

    How can an Elder Law Attorney Help Plan for Disability?

    How can an Elder Law Attorney Help Plan for Disability?
    An elder law attorney can provide assistance in making a plan in case you become disabled. Our legal team can also provide assistance in helping you to create a plan if someone you love is disabled and you want to ensure his care or make a…
  • Sep 14

    How to Find a Quality Nursing Home

    How to Find a Quality Nursing Home
    An Ohio nursing home lawyer provides you with help in researching your options for nursing home care and can assist you in making certain that you will be able to pay for care in the facility that you select. Finding the right care…
Rank this Week: 3305

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.dutcher-zatkowsky.com
  • Sep 21

    Promoting Healthy Aging During Healthy Aging Month

    Promoting Healthy Aging During Healthy Aging Month
    September is Healthy Aging Month. There are a myriad of ways seniors can stay fit and active. Promoting healthy aging is the focus of September, but should be a lifestyle everyone pursues. Being proactive is the best way to assure healthy…
  • Sep 18

    The Benefits Of Estate Planning

    The Benefits Of Estate Planning
    August 30 was #GriefAwarenessDay. On that day (and throughout the year) Miles Zatkowsky, Rochester Elder Law Attorney shares how important it is to pre-plan your funeral and plan your estate as a way to lessen the burden your survivors feel…
  • Sep 15

    Hurricane Irma Nursing Home Tragedy

    Hurricane Irma Nursing Home Tragedy
    We don’t want to add to the sense of loss and devastation that the loved ones are feeling at the loss of eight residents at a nursing home in Florida. The residents passed away at the nursing home when the facility lost power because of…
Rank this Week: 4191

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A.…

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A. Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.arkansas-estateplanning.com/blog/
  • Sep 20

    Home Upgrades to Help Aging in Place

    Home Upgrades to Help Aging in Place
    This is an article from Hook Law Center (https://www.hooklawcenter.com) in Virginia Beach, Virginia, that we thought others may find helpful. Many individuals want to stay in their home through old age. Frequently, our clients are concerned…
  • Sep 18

    Basics of Estate Planning: Estate Planning for Major Life Event

    Basics of Estate Planning: Estate Planning for Major Life Event
    An estate planning attorney assists throughout the client’s life. This blog examines the role of the estate planning attorney at various stages. It also looks at the various documents which the attorney might prepare as they counsel…
  • Sep 13

    Have You Prepared for Your Digital Afterlife? Most People Haven’t.

    Have You Prepared for Your Digital Afterlife? Most People Haven’t.
    This is an article from the Farr Law Firm (https://www.farrlawfirm.com/) in Fairfax, Virginia, that we thought others may find helpful. Q. My mother is very tech savvy. She is always on Facebook posting pictures, articles, and recipes. …
Rank this Week: 2148

Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli…

Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli Blog

Covers New Jersey elder law and estate planning.

https://vanarellilaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 18

    Law Giving a Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Enacted in New Jersey

    Law Giving a Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Enacted in New Jersey
    On September 13, 2017, Governor Christie signed legislation known as the “Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act.” In doing so, New Jersey joined 23 other states which have already have enacted a version of the law. The…
  • Sep 10

    Application for Medicaid Benefits Correctly Denied When Applicant Failed to Submit Proper Verification

    Application for Medicaid Benefits Correctly Denied When Applicant Failed to Submit Proper Verification
    A New Jersey appeals court held that a Medicaid application was properly denied when the applicant did not submit all the financial information and documents requested by the Medicaid agency. P.N. v. Division of Medical Assistance and Health…
  • Sep 8

    Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Provides Guidance on ABLE Account

    Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Provides Guidance on ABLE Account
    The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014 (the ABLE Act) enables individuals with disabilities to save money in a tax-exempt account (ABLE account) which can use for meeting disability-related needs with no impact on eligibility for…
Rank this Week: 3111

Aging & Law in West Virginia

Aging & Law in West Virginia

Features a case of the week. By West Virginia Senior Legal Aid.

http://seniorlegalaid.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    New Medicare Cards Coming In April 2018

    New Medicare Cards Coming In April 2018
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is implementing a fraud prevention initiative that removes Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to help prevent identity theft, and safeguard taxpayer dollars. Under the Medicare…
  • Sep 14

    Equifax Data Breach: What You Can Do

    Equifax Data Breach: What You Can Do
    Credit bureaus, or credit reporting agencies, are companies that collect and maintain consumer credit information then resell this information to other businesses in the form of credit reports. The three main credit reporting agencies in the…
  • Sep 13

    September 28 is Good Neighbor Day

    September 28 is Good Neighbor Day
    West Virginians know that being a good neighbor is important to our communities. There's also good evidence that social connection can help reduce the risk of financial exploitation in later life. On September 28 you have a great excuse to…
Rank this Week: 2285

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts in Nevada.

http://www.wealth-counselors.com/blog/
  • Sep 18

    Do You Really Need a Trust?

    Do You Really Need a Trust?
    Although many people equate “estate planning” with having a will, there are many advantages to having a trust rather than a will as the centerpiece of your estate plan. While there are other estate planning tools (such as joint…
  • Sep 11

    The Need for Estate Planning

    The Need for Estate Planning
    When considering the need for estate planning, many people think, “It’s been on my list of things to do for years… I’ll get around to it sooner or later.”  A recent report showed that more than 70 percent…
  • Aug 20

    Estate Planning Attorney Explains Why You Need Health Care Directive

    Estate Planning Attorney Explains Why You Need Health Care Directive
    An important estate planning question that must be asked is, “Who makes decisions about your medical care if something happens to you?”  This results from illness, injury, incapacity (such as dementia or Alzheimer’s),…
Rank this Week: 3304

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Sep 18

    5 Tips for the New United States Citizen with Estate Planning

    5 Tips for the New United States Citizen with Estate Planning
    Estate planning is a necessary step, but no one looks forward to it. If you are ready to protect your assets and your family, you must familiarize yourself with the United States estate planning laws. Also, you will need an attorney to help…
  • Sep 11

    3 Common Issues with Trusts – and How to Correct Them

    3 Common Issues with Trusts – and How to Correct Them
    Thinking about the inevitable is not something anyone looks forward to, but it is in your best interest to do so – especially if you have family or assets you want to protect. Estate plans often fail what they are designed to do because…
  • Sep 4

    Essential Estate Planning Tips for New Parent

    Essential Estate Planning Tips for New Parent
    You are about to be a new parent. While you are excited about all that entails, what have you added to your to-do list? More importantly, what do you have as a top priority? Sure, you need to prepare your home for your new arrival, and you…
Rank this Week: 2496