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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: 70

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/
  • Dec 15

    Getting to Know More about the National Center for Law and Elder Right

    Getting to Know More about the National Center for Law and Elder Right
    Are you familiar with the National Center on Law and Elder Rights? If you are an academic teaching courses about any aspect of elder law, disability law, Medicare or Medicaid, you will want to know more about this resource. If...
  • Dec 14

    Polypharmacy: an ongoing problem

    Polypharmacy: an ongoing problem
    There's been a lot of attention of late regarding the very serious opiod crisis. But I think it's important to keep in mind the issue of polypharmacy and elders. The Washington Post ran this article, The other big drug problem:...
  • Dec 14

    Good Friends-More Important than You Think.

    Good Friends-More Important than You Think.
    I recall a children's song I learned about the importance of keeping your old friends while making new friends. So the Kaiser Health News story about friends caught my eye. Good Friends Might Be Your Best Brain Booster As You...
Rank this Week: 94

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/
  • Sep 29

    5 Estate Planning Tips for Your Retirement

    5 Estate Planning Tips for Your Retirement
    Are you getting close to retirement? Do you want to develop an effective estate plan but you are not sure how to start? If your answer to one of these two questions is affirmative, you have come to the right resource. We are all aware how…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 286

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: 335

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

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

http://www.littmankrooks.com/blog/
  • Dec 14

    Holiday Wishe

    Holiday Wishe
    By Marion M. Walsh, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP All of us at Littman Krooks wish you a holiday season filled with joy, happiness and success.   We know how difficult this season can be for those with disabilities or illnesses who are…
  • Dec 14

    Disclosing Disabilities in the Workplace

    Disclosing Disabilities in the Workplace
    By Marion M. Walsh, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP Whether to disclose an invisible disability to a potential employer poses a challenge.  Disability information is confidential and potential employees may be concerned about discrimination…
  • Dec 1

    New Federal Law Helps Protect Senior

    New Federal Law Helps Protect Senior
    Bipartisan legislation was passed by Congress and signed by President Trump to protect seniors from financial exploitation. The Court-Appointed Guardian Accountability and Senior Protection Act passed Congress as part of the Elder Abuse…
Rank this Week: 360

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/
  • Dec 13

    Are family heirlooms no longer cherished the way they used to be?

    Are family heirlooms no longer cherished the way they used to be?
    The issue of what to do with the stuff in the house, garage, shed, and cabin is being discussed every day. What do you plan to do with yours when you pass away? Are you assuming your children and grandchildren will want your china, stamp…
  • Dec 6

    It took 16 years for this son to win the legal battle against a predatory caregiver

    It took 16 years for this son to win the legal battle against a predatory caregiver
    A man in New Zealand named Leslie Willis installed a baby monitor in his aging father's room to help him keep an eye on his dad, who was sick with cancer. The things he heard through the monitor raised his suspicions about his father's…
  • Nov 30

    JP Morgan says family awarded $8 billion deserves nothing

    JP Morgan says family awarded $8 billion deserves nothing
    In a recent American case, a jury awarded $8 billion to the family of Max Hopper, who died without a will. Mr. Hopper's estate was about $19 million. JPMorgan Chase & Co (our Canadian equivalent would be a trust company) was hired to…
Rank this Week: 407

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/
  • Dec 13

    Elder Abuse and San Clemente Hospice Patient

    Elder Abuse and San Clemente Hospice Patient
    Many San Clemente residents with elderly loved ones may know that elder abuse often occurs in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, and that it can happen at the home of a senior, as well (for a senior who still lives at home). Do we…
  • Nov 28

    Nursing Home Abuse in Valley Center: What Happens to Residents When a Dangerous Nursing Home Closes?

    Nursing Home Abuse in Valley Center: What Happens to Residents When a Dangerous Nursing Home Closes?
    When elderly residents of Valley Center or another area of San Diego County learn that the nursing home they live in has been the subject of elder abuse and neglect violations and is closing down, what ultimately happens to those residents?…
  • Nov 14

    Harmful Off-Label Drug Targets Nursing Home Residents with Dementia

    Harmful Off-Label Drug Targets Nursing Home Residents with Dementia
    If you have an elderly loved one at a nursing home in Rancho Bernardo or elsewhere in the San Diego area, it is important to learn more about recent off-label use of a drug that could be causing serious harm. According to a recent report from…
Rank this Week: 460

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/
Rank this Week: 411

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Dec 15

    Heirs of Airline Exec Want Less Money from Estate

    Heirs of Airline Exec Want Less Money from Estate
    “The children of a dead former American Airlines executive have said they do not want an $8 billion punitive damage award from a bank for mismanaging their inheritance.”
  • Dec 14

    Choosing the Right Trustee

    Choosing the Right Trustee
    “Picking a trustee gets less attention than choosing your new smartphone.”
  • Dec 13

    What Happens to Las Vegas Gunman’s Estate?

    What Happens to Las Vegas Gunman’s Estate?
    “Shooter Stephen Paddock was an avid gambler and left behind an estate worth an estimated $5 million. However, he didn't leave behind instructions on what he wanted to be done with his money, properties or belongings after he died.
Rank this Week: 664

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

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

http://blog.moynihanlyons.com/
  • Dec 15

    Shooter's Estate Will Be Tied Up for a Long Time

    Shooter's Estate Will Be Tied Up for a Long Time
    The family of the man who killed concert goers in Las Vegas and the victims of the tragedy are likely to square off over $5 million estate. How the estate of Stephen Paddock, who killed concert goers from a window in his hotel in Las Vegas,…
  • Dec 14

    Bill Gates to Fund New Approach to Alzheimer's Research

    Bill Gates to Fund New Approach to Alzheimer's Research
    Microsoft founder donates $100 million to help find a simpler way to make an early diagnosis. The early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease has remained elusive. It is generally possible to slow the progress of the disease with early…
  • Dec 13

    Stepchildren Can Pay Taxes If They Inherit in Iowa

    Stepchildren Can Pay Taxes If They Inherit in Iowa
    Case challenges the way Iowa treats stepchildren, when it comes to inheritances. Iowa’s inheritance tax laws exempt children when they inherit from parents. However, stepchildren who inherit from stepparents who have divorced their natural…
Rank this Week: 739

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 15

    FDA Investigating Deaths Potentially Linked to Gastric Balloon

    FDA Investigating Deaths Potentially Linked to Gastric Balloon
    ABC World News Tonight reported, “The FDA is investigating the deaths of five patients who had gastric balloons implanted in their stomachs to fight obesity by making the patient feel full.” The Washington Post reported,…
  • Dec 14

    Opioid Companies Paid Physicians Over $40 Million, Study Suggest

    Opioid Companies Paid Physicians Over $40 Million, Study Suggest
    The Washington Post reports that “one in 12 doctors has received money from” pharmaceutical “companies marketing prescription opiod[s],” according to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health.…
  • Dec 13

    FDA: Benefits of ECT Outweigh Risks for Certain Patients with Severe Depression

    FDA: Benefits of ECT Outweigh Risks for Certain Patients with Severe Depression
    The Washington Post reports that the Food and Drug Administration has concluded “that for carefully selected patients with profound depression, the benefits of electroconvulsive therapy…outweigh the risks of possible…
Rank this Week: 1025

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: 1015

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Covers disability and social security, elder law, and VA benefits.

https://blog.finkrosnerershow-levenberg.com
  • Dec 15

    Programs to Achieve Self-Support (PASS) Accounts are an Underutilized Tool

    Programs to Achieve Self-Support (PASS) Accounts are an Underutilized Tool
    Recently I attended a national NAELA seminar where I was re-introduced to the PASS account program.  What is a PASS account? This SSA program allows a disabled individual who wants to make a plan to have a new career or … Continue…
  • Dec 12

    Widow/er must be unmarried to claim deceased disabled veteran’s property tax exemption

    Widow/er must be unmarried to claim deceased disabled veteran’s property tax exemption
    TAX | ADMINISTRATIVE LAW Veterans and their families may be aware that property tax exemption is available for 100% service-connected disabled veterans and disabled veterans suffering with certain specific severe conditions. The state law is…
  • Dec 6

    Keep a close eye on your loved one’s care in a nursing home

    Keep a close eye on your loved one’s care in a nursing home
    It almost goes without saying that if your loved one is admitted to a health care facility, somebody outside of the institution needs to immerse themselves in the treatment & care planning process, read the chart on an ongoing basis,…
Rank this Week: 921

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/
  • Dec 14

    Report: Chronic Deficiencies in Nursing Home Care

    Report: Chronic Deficiencies in Nursing Home Care
    A new report details the chronic deficiencies in nursing home care and its effect on the elderly and disabled Americans that live in these facilities. The report, published by the Long Term Care Community Coalition, details nursing home…
  • Dec 9

    Nursing Homes: Mandatory Reporting Requirements for Suspicion of Crimes Against Elderly

    Nursing Homes: Mandatory Reporting Requirements for Suspicion of Crimes Against Elderly
    All nursing homes that receive more than $10,000 are required by federal law to report any suspicion of crimes against their elderly residents. While there have been reporting problems, the Department of Health and Human Services has vowed to…
  • Dec 7

    Lawsuit: New York Nursing Home Residents Left Lying in Feces, Urine

    Lawsuit: New York Nursing Home Residents Left Lying in Feces, Urine
    A lawsuit in New York claims that a nursing home’s residents were forced to lie in their own feces and urine for extended periods of time. The class action suit filed in Syracuse, New York claimed that potentially hundreds or thousands…
Rank this Week: 753

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/
  • Dec 13

    Gift Your Loved Ones Peace of Mind

    Gift Your Loved Ones Peace of Mind
    This is an article from Bott & Associates (bottestateplanning.com) in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, that we thought others may find helpful. The holiday season is upon us! This is the time of year many people gather for family celebrations,…
  • Dec 6

    Commonly Overlooked Tools for Incapacity Planning

    Commonly Overlooked Tools for Incapacity Planning
    This is an article from Hook Law Center (www.hooklawcenter.com) in Virginia Beach, Virginia, that we thought others may find helpful. Every individual should have a plan for when they can no longer make decisions for themselves…
  • Nov 29

    How Fear Affects Inheritance Planning- and What to Do About It

    How Fear Affects Inheritance Planning- and What to Do About It
    This is an article from Zimmer Law Firm (zimmerlawfirm.com) in Cincinnati, Ohio, that we thought others may find helpful. Inheritance planning is something that you should do because you want your loved ones to be provided for and you want…
Rank this Week: 1062

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Dec 13

    DWI Charges | Traffic Cues for Probable Cause

    DWI Charges | Traffic Cues for Probable Cause
    DWI charges are not routine; many people are stopped by police during their daily commutes, and few of those stops result in DWI charges. Some of these stops result in simply a warning and others may result in some minor traffic violation…
  • Dec 7

    Arkansas Bankruptcy | Role of a Trustee

    Arkansas Bankruptcy | Role of a Trustee
    The role of a bankruptcy trustee depends on whether you are filing a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. What is a Chapter 7 Arkansas bankruptcy? Sometimes we don’t realize how much debt we have collected and don’t know…
  • Dec 7

    Arkansas Bankruptcy | Role of a Trustee

    Arkansas Bankruptcy | Role of a Trustee
    The role of a bankruptcy trustee depends on whether you are filing a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. What is a Chapter 7 Arkansas bankruptcy? Sometimes we don’t realize how much debt we have collected and don’t know…
Rank this Week: 682

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

Follows the issues related to Medicare Set Asides and MMSEA compliance. By MEDVAL, LLC.

http://www.medval.com/blog/
  • Dec 13

    CMS to Begin Utilizing 2014 Life Table

    CMS to Begin Utilizing 2014 Life Table
    The CMS WCMSA web portal, where Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set Aside submissions are submitted to CMS for review, has alerted users that as of December 11, 2017, CMS will begin using the Table 1: Life Table for the total population:…
  • Nov 29

    Another Court Case, Perpetuating the Confusion Surrounding LMSA

    Another Court Case, Perpetuating the Confusion Surrounding LMSA
    Yesterday, a decision came out of the District Court for New Mexico, based upon an action to determine whether a Medicare Set-Aside was needed in a matter involving a personal injury suit.  (Silva v. Burwell, No. 16-cv-488 JCH/KK, 2017…
  • Nov 27

    Visit MEDVAL #3316 at the NWCDC in Las Vega

    Visit MEDVAL #3316 at the NWCDC in Las Vega
    MEDVAL will be exhibiting at the annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference (NWCDC), December 6th – 8th, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. For a full agenda of the event, visit the conference website here. Stop by…
Rank this Week: 665

The Connecticut Elder Law Blog

The Connecticut Elder Law Blog

News, stories, thoughts and insight on elder law in Connecticut. By Michael J. Keenan.

http://ctelderlawblog.typepad.com/the_connecticut_elder_law/
  • Mar 17

    What You CAN'T Accomplish with a Revocable Living Trust

    What You CAN'T Accomplish with a Revocable Living Trust
    Revocable living trusts are often a very useful tool when it comes to estate planning, and most of my clients opt to set one up. This is particularly true if minimizing probate involvement upon your death is a major planning...
  • Mar 14

    The Latest on ABLE Account

    The Latest on ABLE Account
    Here are the important aspects of an "ABLE" account, which is an important new tool in the world of special needs planning: Available to any disabled individual who was diagnosed with their condition prior to age 26. Tax-free growth. The...
  • Mar 9

    Nationally Broadcast Webinar on "Gifting the House", June 29th

    Nationally Broadcast Webinar on "Gifting the House", June 29th
    Happy to announce that I will be participating in a nationally-broadcast webinar on Thursday, June 29th from 1:00pm ET to 2:30pm ET. I will be joined by two Kentucky elder law attorneys, Kelly Gannot, Esq. and Misty Clark VanTrease. Esq....
Rank this Week: 688

Elder Law Office of David Wingate,…

Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLC

Covers elder law, assisted living facilities, estate planning, and nursing homes.

http://blog.davidwingate.com/
  • Mar 8

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)
    Related proposals pertaining to qualified plans and individual retirement accounts. In addition, the Green Book includes the following proposals that pertain to qualified plans and IRAs: A limit on the total accrual of retirement benefits by…
  • Mar 7

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)
    Sales, exchanges and “comparable transactions” with grantor trusts. The Obama Administration would attempt to address the disconnect between the income tax rules and the estate tax rules that apply to intentionally defective grantor…
  • Mar 7

    Social Security Ups Disability Safeguard

    Social Security Ups Disability Safeguard
    The Social Security Administration is expanding a program nationally to help bar criminals from controlling benefits on behalf of individuals with disabilities and the elderly. The program originally launched as a pilot in the…
Rank this Week: 661

Massachusetts Estate Planning and…

Massachusetts Estate Planning and Elder Law

Discusses estate planning, elder law and health insurance matters in Massachusetts. By Leanna Hamil.

http://lhamillattorney.typepad.com/main/
  • Oct 10

    How Should I Divide My Assets?

    How Should I Divide My Assets?
    A lot of times when I’m meeting with clients they will ask me “how should we leave our stuff?” They have children, grandchildren, siblings, parents, nieces, nephews, charities they like to support and they are having trouble figuring…
  • Sep 18

    Leaving A Memo or Letter With Your Will

    Leaving A Memo or Letter With Your Will
    Your Will is the place where you distribute certain types of property after your death. Anything that has a joint owner (like a house or a bank account) or a named beneficiary (like a retirement plan or insurance policy) will pass to the…
  • Sep 10

    Changing Guardianship Nomination

    Changing Guardianship Nomination
    If you find yourself need to change the guardianship nominations for your children, there are some steps you need to take.  All parents of minor children (and parents of special needs children) should nominate guardians in legal documents so…
Rank this Week: 1005

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/
  • Dec 15

    Experts warn of skyrocketing Alzheimer’s costs for caregiver

    Experts warn of skyrocketing Alzheimer’s costs for caregiver
    A recent PBS documentary about Alzheimer’s highlights the growing costs linked to caring for individuals diagnosed with the progressive disease. With millions of aging baby boomers at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease,…
  • Nov 28

    Lawsuit highlights dangers of nursing home abuse and neglect

    Lawsuit highlights dangers of nursing home abuse and neglect
    Nursing homes and senior care facilities exist to meet the needs of families that are no longer able to care for their elderly loved ones. While nursing homes provide a necessary service, they also raise concerns about elder abuse and the…
  • Nov 14

    Nursing shortage leaves families struggling to find at-home care

    Nursing shortage leaves families struggling to find at-home care
    Families across California approved for at-home nursing care are having difficulty getting the help they desperately need. Health care advocates are pointing to a larger nationwide nursing shortage as one of the reasons demands are not being…
Rank this Week: 1580

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Dec 15

    The wait after getting approved for disability benefit

    The wait after getting approved for disability benefit
    Exactly when a California resident who has been approved for disability benefits receives those benefits depends on a few factors. Generally, those who have gotten approval after an initial application will get their benefits sooner than…
  • Dec 13

    Handling digital accounts for deceased loved one

    Handling digital accounts for deceased loved one
    One aspect of estate planning California residents may not pay attention to is that of their digital footprint. Thanks to the policies of tech companies and confusing laws, it can be difficult for surviving loved ones to deal with the...
  • Dec 13

    Handling digital accounts for deceased loved one

    Handling digital accounts for deceased loved one
    One aspect of estate planning California residents may not pay attention to is that of their digital footprint. Thanks to the policies of tech companies and confusing laws, it can be difficult for surviving loved ones to deal with the...
Rank this Week: 2287

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Dec 15

    Increased Access and Better Benefit

    Increased Access and Better Benefit
    The L.A. Times reported the latest on the beneficial effects of ObamaCare.   A report – based on a state-by-state survey of data collected by the federal government – provides powerful new evidence that…
  • Dec 15

    Entrapment Danger

    Entrapment Danger
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette had an interesting article about the danger of entrapment in bedside rails and restraints after prominent Pittsburgher Robert Frankel’s recent accidental strangulation from entrapment in bed rails at the…
  • Dec 14

    Study on Resident to Resident Aggression

    Study on Resident to Resident Aggression
    The Conversation reported on the epidemic of resident to resident assaults in nursing homes.  Many preventable deaths in nursing homes are a result of aggression between residents. This most commonly occurs in people with dementia,…
Rank this Week: 4041

John Foy & Associates

John Foy & Associates

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

https://www.johnfoy.com/blog/
  • Dec 15

    Only Half of Takata Airbags Replaced

    Only Half of Takata Airbags Replaced
    The Takata air bag recall is going very slowly, with fewer than half of all vehicles needing repairs having actually been fixed. The airbags, which are responsible for at least... Read more » The post Only Half of Takata Airbags…
  • Dec 14

    Equifax Facing Class Action Suit From All 50 States, A Rarity

    Equifax Facing Class Action Suit From All 50 States, A Rarity
    Many of us remember the news of the Equifax cybersecurity breach. Things seem to just be getting worse for the credit reporting agency in the wake of the highly-publicized attack.... Read more » The post Equifax Facing Class Action…
  • Dec 13

    Fault Isn’t Always Clear

    Fault Isn’t Always Clear
    Georgia is an at-fault or “tort” state in which the person determined to be at fault for an accident either has to pay for repairs and other compensation or their... Read more » The post Fault Isn’t Always Clear…
Rank this Week: 1753

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
  • Dec 15

    Checklist for Replacing Destroyed Documents After a Disaster

    Checklist for Replacing Destroyed Documents After a Disaster
    When a client’s home has been destroyed by a fire or other disaster, the loss can be overwhelming. Although there will be much to replace, they may not think of the important documents and records. Here’s a handy checklist to help…
  • Dec 13

    How Estate Planners Can Help Parents of Young Children

    How Estate Planners Can Help Parents of Young Children
    Parents of young children are tired, anxious, and a bit overwhelmed. They’re balancing parenting goals with career goals and, more often than not, feeling like they’re meeting neither. They know they need a . . . will? Or is it a…
  • Dec 11

    Do You Need a Discovery Referee?

    Do You Need a Discovery Referee?
    5 Ways to Defeat Deposition AbuseIt’s not feasible to stop a deposition every time an attorney or witness becomes obstructive, run to court to have a judge or discovery commissioner resolve the issue, and then resume the…
Rank this Week: 2323

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Dec 15

    Back by Popular Demand: So You Want to Start a Podcast?

    Back by Popular Demand: So You Want to Start a Podcast?
    Last week I broke down my walls, got a little vulnerable, and admitted something that was long overdue: I’m a Podcast Junkie. While I knew you guys would be supportive of my confession, I had no idea so many of you out there were…
  • Dec 13

    No Charitable Deduction in 2018?

    No Charitable Deduction in 2018?
    The Problem: The tax bills passed by the House and Senate would both nearly double the income tax standard deduction for individuals (to $12,000) and couples (to $24,000) and would eliminate deductions for state income taxes. The impact of…
  • Dec 11

    Should Doctors Honor a DNR Tattoo?

    Should Doctors Honor a DNR Tattoo?
    A 70-year old man arrived at a Miami hospital. He was alone and unconscious, with no ID, a high blood-alcohol level and multiple chronic conditions. He also had a tattoo on his chest that read “Do Not Resuscitate,” along with his…
Rank this Week: 3358

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Tennessee.

http://blog.epctn.com/
  • Dec 15

    Las Vegas Shooter's Estate Will Be Tied Up for a Long Time

    Las Vegas Shooter's Estate Will Be Tied Up for a Long Time
    The family of the man who killed concert goers in Las Vegas and the victims of the tragedy are likely to square off over $5 million estate. How the estate of Stephen Paddock, who killed concert goers from a window in his hotel in Las Vegas,…
  • Dec 14

    Glenn Frey's Estate Is $100,00 and a Family Trust

    Glenn Frey's Estate Is $100,00 and a Family Trust
    Estate of co-founder of the Eagles is not unusual, but is certainly interesting. Glenn Frey, one of the co-founders of the Eagles along with Don Henley, died recently and left his wife the entire estate which included a trust, according to…
  • Dec 13

    Bill Gates to Fund New Approach to Alzheimer's Research

    Bill Gates to Fund New Approach to Alzheimer's Research
    Microsoft founder donates $100 million to help find a simpler way to make an early diagnosis. The early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease has remained elusive. It is generally possible to slow the progress of the disease with early…
Rank this Week: 3347

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Dec 15

    Your Family Trust Has a Non-Resident Beneficiary

    Your Family Trust Has a Non-Resident Beneficiary
    In today’s world of international families it is not uncommon for a Canadian family to have one or more members that are non-residents of Canada. When that same family has set up a Canadian discretionary family trust that is intended to…
  • Dec 13

    Tax-Free Canadian Gift

    Tax-Free Canadian Gift
    This blog is written by Sally Lee, LLB, and Estate and Trust Consultant with Scotia Wealth Management. Publication 559 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service states: The gift tax applies to lifetime transfers of property from one person (the…
  • Dec 10

    Introducing Ziggy- A Caring Companion

    Introducing Ziggy- A Caring Companion
    I am sharing my good fortune in that I am proud to be a ‘puppy raiser’ for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB).I am doing so in this blog because it relates directly to aging well and philanthropic opportunities.…
Rank this Week: 3167

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
Rank this Week: 2227

Peck Law Group Legal Blog

Peck Law Group Legal Blog

Covers personal injury law.

http://www.premierlegal.org/blog/
  • Dec 14

    Riverside Man William Carter Gets 3 Years for Elderly Abuse

    Riverside Man William Carter Gets 3 Years for Elderly Abuse
    William Marion Carter, a riverside resident, pleaded guilty to the elder abuse of Carol Folz, a 73 year elderly woman in Laguna Niguel. Folz passed away at her home under suspicious circumstances March 2016 at which point her caretaker,…
  • Nov 9

    How to Identify Nursing Home Abuse & What to Do About It

    How to Identify Nursing Home Abuse & What to Do About It
    How will you know if someone you love, who lives in a nursing home, is being abused? So often, seniors are unable or afraid to communicate when things are not right. Here are some signs to watch for and information about what to do if you…
  • Nov 3

    Possible Elder Abuse – Harmful Red Pills in Nursing Home

    Possible Elder Abuse – Harmful Red Pills in Nursing Home
    According to a CNN report there is a little red pill being given to vulnerable groups such as the elderly, and disabled as a “cure-all”. Unfortunately the pill seems to be anything but, with more than a thousand reports submitted…
Rank this Week: 1933

Learn About Law

Learn About Law

Covers bankruptcy, business law, family law, elder law, criminal law and estate planning. By Kevin O'Flaherty.

https://www.oflaherty-law.com/our-law-blog
Rank this Week: 1892

South Florida Elder Law and…

South Florida Elder Law and Medicaid Planning Blog

Covers medicaid, long-term care planning and other elder law issues impacting Floridians. By Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA.

https://www.elderneedslaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1628

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Dec 14

    What Special Legal Issues Do You Face with a Large Estate?

    What Special Legal Issues Do You Face with a Large Estate?
    Cincinnati probate attorneys provide assistance to individuals going through the probate process to facilitate the transfer of assets after a loved one has passed away. When a deceased person (decedent) dies, the process of probating the…
  • Dec 12

    Medicaid Cuts Could Hit Ohio Hard

    Medicaid Cuts Could Hit Ohio Hard
    Medicaid planning attorneys at Zimmer Law Firm in Cincinnati, Ohio help clients to create Medicaid plans that allow them to qualify for Medicaid coverage when such coverage becomes necessary. Qualifying for Medicaid can be vitally important…
  • Dec 7

    How Your Family Situation Affects Your Plans for Your Legacy

    How Your Family Situation Affects Your Plans for Your Legacy
    The attorneys at the Cincinnati office of Zimmer Law Firm will help you to determine if a trust should be a part of your legacy plan. There are many different issues that can affect the legal tools that you need to use to make a legacy plan.…
Rank this Week: 3351

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/blog
  • Dec 13

    What Happens if I Pass Without a Will?

    What Happens if I Pass Without a Will?
    What happens if you pass without a will depends on your assets and other planning. If you have literally no assets, other than maybe the clothes on your back, then nothing has to be done. If you have all of your assets in trust, then the…
  • Dec 11

    Why Sue Yourself With Your Own Money?

    Why Sue Yourself With Your Own Money?
    That is just what Probate is! Probate is really nothing more than suing yourself, using your own money and assets, for the benefit of your creditors and detriment of your family! The post Why Sue Yourself With Your Own Money? appeared first…
  • Dec 8

    Pay For a Loved One’s Education With an Education Trust Fund

    Pay For a Loved One’s Education With an Education Trust Fund
    Today’s parents are all too familiar with the budget-busting cost of funding a child’s college education. It can be challenging enough to put aside sufficient savings for a single child’s education, but for multiple kids,…
Rank this Week: 1707

DeWitt Law Firm

DeWitt Law Firm

Covers estate planning, probate, and elder law.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/estateplanning-probate-elderlaw-blog/
  • Dec 13

    What Happens if I Pass Without a Will?

    What Happens if I Pass Without a Will?
    What happens if you pass without a will depends on your assets and other planning. If you have literally no assets, other than maybe the clothes on your back, then nothing has to be done. If you have all of your assets in trust, then the…
  • Dec 11

    Why Sue Yourself With Your Own Money?

    Why Sue Yourself With Your Own Money?
    That is just what Probate is! Probate is really nothing more than suing yourself, using your own money and assets, for the benefit of your creditors and detriment of your family! The post Why Sue Yourself With Your Own Money? appeared first…
  • Dec 8

    Pay For a Loved One’s Education With an Education Trust Fund

    Pay For a Loved One’s Education With an Education Trust Fund
    Today’s parents are all too familiar with the budget-busting cost of funding a child’s college education. It can be challenging enough to put aside sufficient savings for a single child’s education, but for multiple kids,…
Rank this Week: 2024

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/
  • Dec 13

    Medicare 2018 Premiums, Deductibles, Copay

    Medicare 2018 Premiums, Deductibles, Copay
    The good news is Medicare is still here, the bad news isn't too bad, your out of pocket costs go up a little for 2018. Medicare A & B Premiums, Deductibles, Copays 2018 Part A (hospital) Beneficiary pays: Hospital…
  • Dec 7

    Lookout for the Jury Duty scam

    Lookout for the Jury Duty scam
    Timely info from the folks at the Federal Trade Commission: United States Marshals protect the federal courts, track down dangerous fugitives, and transport thousands of prisoners. They don’t make calls and threaten to arrest people or fine…
  • Nov 20

    File your claim for FTC/DOJ settlement with Western Union

    File your claim for FTC/DOJ settlement with Western Union
    Did you lose money to a scammer who had you pay through Western Union between January 1, 20014 and January 19, 2017? The US Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission got a $586 million settlement that may entitle you to some of…
Rank this Week: 1094

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 13

    Partner Jeff Kroll discusses new 2018 driving laws on WGN Radio

    Partner Jeff Kroll discusses new 2018 driving laws on WGN Radio
    CHICAGO (December 13, 2017) – Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. Partner Jeffrey J. Kroll was interviewed live on WGN Radio’s Bill and Wendy show Wednesday morning about new driving laws that will impact motorists as of January…
  • Dec 13

    Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard hosts AAJ Phone-A-Thon

    Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard hosts AAJ Phone-A-Thon
    CHICAGO (December 12, 2017) – On Tuesday, December 12, 2017, Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. hosted a membership phone-a-thon for the American Association for Justice.  The event helped recruit new members to AAJ and…
  • Dec 4

    WGN report on rusted light poles references record-breaking $148 million jury verdict

    WGN report on rusted light poles references record-breaking $148 million jury verdict
    CHICAGO (December 4, 2017) – WGN TV recently reported on a rusty street light pole that fell over on the Northwest Side. The report references our recent record-breaking $148 million jury verdict on behalf of a woman who was…
Rank this Week: 2488

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

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

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    How to Choose your Health Care Agent

    How to Choose your Health Care Agent
    A health care (medical) power of attorney may be one of the most important legal documents you will ever sign. You never know when you might suddenly need someone to make medical decisions for you. Every year in the United States about…
  • Nov 28

    10 Questions About Being an Executor

    10 Questions About Being an Executor
    [The following article was written by Elizabeth White, a Certified Elder Law Attorney* with Marshall, Parker andWeber. It is reprinted here with her permission.] Your loved one lets you know that you are named as the Executor in their Will.…
  • Nov 2

    How I Chose my Medigap Policy

    How I Chose my Medigap Policy
    Recently I received a letter from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield telling my that they were canceling the Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Plan I had been using. The letter informed me that I needed to acquire a new plan, or suffer permanent…
Rank this Week: 2936

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Dec 12

    Don’t Let Concerns About Proposed Changes to the Estate Tax Law Spoil your Holidays!

    Don’t Let Concerns About Proposed Changes to the Estate Tax Law Spoil your Holidays!
    There is a lot of talk currently going on in Washington about the estate tax. Remember; however, the estate tax currently affects a very small and very wealthy number of Americans, with only the estates of about 2 out of every 1,000 Americans…
  • Nov 21

    Married or Not Married? That is the Question, Part 2

    Married or Not Married? That is the Question, Part 2
    In the recent case of Smith v. Smith, our Florida Supreme Court addressed the question of what happens to a person found to be legally incapacitated, who had a guardian appointed for them, and had the right to contract removed.  Can that…
  • Nov 7

    Oh! Those Dangerous Instrumentalities: The Estate Owned Automobile

    Oh! Those Dangerous Instrumentalities: The Estate Owned Automobile
    One of our first admonitions to clients seeking to become appointed personal representative of a decedent’s estate and is to secure all automobiles and not let anyone drive them.  Under Florida’s Dangerous Instrumentality…
Rank this Week: 2730

Long Term Care Defense Blog

Long Term Care Defense Blog

Address current topics and issues on the senior living and long-term care industries. By Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C.

http://ltcdefenseblog.com/
  • Dec 12

    Significant Changes Ahead for Missouri Litigators – Part I

    Significant Changes Ahead for Missouri Litigators – Part I
    Recent actions by both the Missouri Senate and Missouri House of Representatives regarding the admissibility of evidence in civil actions would substantially change the litigation of medical negligence cases. In this article I discuss the…
  • Sep 11

    CMS Changes Position to Support Arbitration Agreements in Long Term Care Setting

    CMS Changes Position to Support Arbitration Agreements in Long Term Care Setting
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) advised in June that it was going to back off its prior position on prohibiting nursing homes from including arbitration provisions in admission contracts. CMS has reversed its prior…
  • Jun 21

    Delays in Illinois Medicaid Approval Under Fire

    Delays in Illinois Medicaid Approval Under Fire
    As every long-term care facility doing business in Illinois can attest, Medicaid eligibility determinations and benefit awards have been slow, with HFS often falling months, if not years, behind. A group of SNFs and their residents are trying…
Rank this Week: 1730

Florida Elder Law and Estate…

Florida Elder Law and Estate Planning

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

http://karplaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3023

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Dec 10

    New Medicaid and VA Figures for 2018 #2018Medicaidnumber

    New Medicaid and VA Figures for 2018 #2018Medicaidnumber
           The cost of living adjustment for 2018 for many of the government programs that affect our clients’ lives has been announced so let’s go over those numbers.        For 2018, the…
  • Dec 3

    What Happens When a Reverse Mortgage Borrower Die

    What Happens When a Reverse Mortgage Borrower Die
           A home equity conversion mortgage, commonly known as a reverse mortgage, allows seniors to tap into the equity in their home.  Unlike a traditional mortgage, the borrower does not make ongoing monthly payments…
  • Nov 26

    How the Republican Tax Bill Might Affect Senior

    How the Republican Tax Bill Might Affect Senior
                    With the Republican Congress and President Trump determined to push thru their tax bill at warp speed, there has been much discussion about how it will…
Rank this Week: 2129

Unique Estate Law Blog

Unique Estate Law Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://uniqueestatelaw.com/lawyer/blog/Unique_Estate_Law_Blog.htm
  • Dec 10

    Why DIY Estate Planning is Usually a Bad Idea

    Why DIY Estate Planning is Usually a Bad Idea
    Q: Should I hire an attorney to do my estate plan?With a law practice named Unique Estate Planning, what do you think the answer will be?Seriously though, trying to do your own Minnesota estate planning is just asking for trouble. An estate…
  • Dec 5

    Assisting Your Aging Parents, Part I: Avoiding Guardianship and Conservatorship

    Assisting Your Aging Parents, Part I: Avoiding Guardianship and Conservatorship
    Guardianships & Conservatorships and How to Avoid ThemIf a person becomes mentally or physically incapacitated to a point where they can no longer make rational decisions about their person or their finances, their loved ones may consider…
  • Nov 7

    Why Second-Parent Adoption is Still Important for Same-Sex Couple

    Why Second-Parent Adoption is Still Important for Same-Sex Couple
    Should I adopt my child even if my name is on the birth certificate?The landmark Supreme Court case of Obergefell v. Hodge recognized for the first time same-sex marriage at the state and federal level.  Passage of this monumental ruling…
Rank this Week: 2809

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Death & Procedure:

    Death & Procedure:
    What to do when your client or a family member dies or becomes incapacitated during litigation. As elder law attorneys, we routinely deal with the ambit of legal issues arising from the death or incapacity of a client, but the death or…
  • Dec 1

    Home for the Holidays: Conversations for Every Stage of Life

    Home for the Holidays: Conversations for Every Stage of Life
    It’s that time of year again when families gather to celebrate the holidays. For many, it may have been months or a year since they visited with family and a lot may have changed in the interim. Perhaps we notice that Grandpa is not as…
  • Nov 28

    What Just Happened?

    What Just Happened?
    Last week the US House of Representatives passed a tax bill that appears to overhaul the Internal Revenue Code as it has existed since 1986.  While many favor simplifying the tax code and its maze of complex rules, the House…
Rank this Week: 1581

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/
  • Dec 8

    Death & Procedure:

    Death & Procedure:
    What to do when your client or a family member dies or becomes incapacitated during litigation. As elder law attorneys, we routinely deal with the ambit of legal issues arising from the death or incapacity of a client, but the death or…
  • Dec 1

    Home for the Holidays: Conversations for Every Stage of Life

    Home for the Holidays: Conversations for Every Stage of Life
    It’s that time of year again when families gather to celebrate the holidays. For many, it may have been months or a year since they visited with family and a lot may have changed in the interim. Perhaps we notice that Grandpa is not as…
  • Nov 28

    What Just Happened?

    What Just Happened?
    Last week the US House of Representatives passed a tax bill that appears to overhaul the Internal Revenue Code as it has existed since 1986.  While many favor simplifying the tax code and its maze of complex rules, the House…
Rank this Week: 2204