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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/
  • May 23

    MEDVAL’s Blog Named The Best Blog in the MSP Industry

    MEDVAL’s Blog Named The Best Blog in the MSP Industry
    MEDVAL’s blog, The Official Medicare Set Aside Blog And Information Resource, has been selected as the best blog in the Medicare Secondary Payer Industry by workerscompensation.com. We sincerely want to thank all of our loyal…
  • May 22

    H.R.5881 Introduced in An Effort to Add Transparency to MSP Reporting Information

    H.R.5881 Introduced in An Effort to Add Transparency to MSP Reporting Information
    Last week, Congressman Gus Bilirakis and Congressman Ron Kind introduced legislation (H.R. 5881) in the House of Representatives to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act, specifically in an effort to provide for transparency of…
  • May 17

    Arizona SB 1100 Impacts Full and Final Settlements of Accepted Claim

    Arizona SB 1100 Impacts Full and Final Settlements of Accepted Claim
    Last month, Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1100 (SB 1100), which is a modification to the legislation allowing for full and final settlements.[1]  You may recall our initial blog on the ability to finally fully settle…
Rank this Week: 130

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/
  • May 22

    New Details Emerge From 2015 Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak at Illinois Veterans Home

    New Details Emerge From 2015 Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak at Illinois Veterans Home
    Medical Documents Show “Questionable” Record-Keeping Related to Legionnaires’ Disease Victim’s Care and Family’s Concerns Prior To Death The family of Dolores French, one of the 13 residents of the Illinois…
  • May 21

    Hospice Employee Admits to Major Medicare Fraud

    Hospice Employee Admits to Major Medicare Fraud
    A Texas hospice operations director has admitted to following company procedures that resulted in $60 million in fraudulent billings to Medicare and Medicaid. The executive, Melanie Murphey, was employed by Novus Health Services in Frisco,…
  • May 18

    Families Have Options For Reviewing Nursing Home Care

    Families Have Options For Reviewing Nursing Home Care
    Online Reviews Provide Easy-to-Read Critiques of Nursing Home Care but Families Must Research and Visit Facilities Prior to Choosing a Facility On any given day, hundreds of Illinois families are helping choose support for their loved ones…
Rank this Week: 327

DeWitt Law Firm

DeWitt Law Firm

Covers estate planning, probate, and elder law.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/estateplanning-probate-elderlaw-blog/
  • May 20

    Why does probate in Arkansas take so long?

    Why does probate in Arkansas take so long?
    Probate, with or without a Last Will and Testament, will take a minimum of 6 months! Opening Probate Opening probate is done by filing a petition with the clerk.  In Arkansas, if nobody objects, a hearing can be done immediately. …
  • May 15

    A Will Alone Will Not Prevent…

    A Will Alone Will Not Prevent…
    A Last Will and Testament is a great starting point for a complete Estate Plan, but a Will alone will not prevent Probate Guardianship (Court intervention in your personal, legal, financial, and healthcare affairs) A Will alone does not help…
  • May 11

    Legal Minute – The Difference Between a Will and a Trust

    Legal Minute – The Difference Between a Will and a Trust
    One of the main differences between a will and a trust is that a will is only active after you pass away.  A trust starts working for you immediately. A will simply states who gets what and how much and appoints a representative to carry…
Rank this Week: 310

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/blog
  • May 20

    Why does probate in Arkansas take so long?

    Why does probate in Arkansas take so long?
    Probate, with or without a Last Will and Testament, will take a minimum of 6 months! Opening Probate Opening probate is done by filing a petition with the clerk.  In Arkansas, if nobody objects, a hearing can be done immediately. …
  • May 15

    A Will Alone Will Not Prevent…

    A Will Alone Will Not Prevent…
    A Last Will and Testament is a great starting point for a complete Estate Plan, but a Will alone will not prevent Probate Guardianship (Court intervention in your personal, legal, financial, and healthcare affairs) A Will alone does not help…
  • May 11

    Legal Minute – The Difference Between a Will and a Trust

    Legal Minute – The Difference Between a Will and a Trust
    One of the main differences between a will and a trust is that a will is only active after you pass away.  A trust starts working for you immediately. A will simply states who gets what and how much and appoints a representative to carry…
Rank this Week: 357

Nursing Home Law News

Nursing Home Law News

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

https://www.nursinghomelawcenter.org/news/
  • Mar 5

    A Nursing Home Guide to Care for the Elderly

    A Nursing Home Guide to Care for the Elderly
    As we age, humans can, unless physically or mentally unable, take care of our health needs. We know when we need to eat, sleep and when we need medical attention. When we are young, we rely on parents to help with health needs. Once we are…
  • Mar 5

    Keyboarding For The Young and Elderly

    Keyboarding For The Young and Elderly
    When you type on the computer, do you look down and search for every letter on the keyboard before striking it? This hunt-and-peck style of typing is much slower than the proper method, called touch-typing. Proper keyboarding can make you a…
  • Jan 25

    Senior Emergency Preparedne

    Senior Emergency Preparedne
    In an emergency, staying safe often depends on having some type of preparedness plan in place. This is particularly true for senior citizens. Whether a person is in a senior care facility or living independently at home, clear steps should be…
Rank this Week: 446

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/
  • Oct 17

    J Reinan Named to Colorado Super Lawyers List for 2018

    J Reinan Named to Colorado Super Lawyers List for 2018
    Congratulations to J Reinan for being named, again, to the Colorado Super Lawyers List for 2018! Super Lawyers is “a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a...
  • 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...
Rank this Week: 390

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Dec 15

    Divorce Can Be Devastating for Older Women

    Divorce Can Be Devastating for Older Women
    Although the divorce rates in the United States are levelling off, divorce among baby boomers is on the rise. According to the Bowling Green National Center for Family and Marriage Research, baby boomer divorces more than doubled between 1990…
  • Dec 8

    Second or Third Marriages Call for Unique Planning

    Second or Third Marriages Call for Unique Planning
    Preparing for a second marriage comes with its own set of complications which makes it all the more important to plan ahead and ensure that your documents are truly protecting you and those that you love.   Data from the PEW Research…
  • Dec 1

    New Data Shows that the United States Divorce Rate is the Lowest It’s Been in 35 Year

    New Data Shows that the United States Divorce Rate is the Lowest It’s Been in 35 Year
    The National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University explores U.S. census data to determine how many people are getting married or divorced based on key demographics. The year 2015 data shows that there were…
Rank this Week: 274

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: 311

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Tennessee.

http://blog.epctn.com/
  • May 23

    You May Not Want the Cheapest Estate Plan

    You May Not Want the Cheapest Estate Plan
    Shopping around is a popular pastime of Americans. However, price may not be best judge of value, when it comes to estate planning. Consumers of legal services are not much different than price-conscious retail shoppers. However, price should…
  • May 22

    A Key to Estate Planning Is Asking for Solution

    A Key to Estate Planning Is Asking for Solution
    Many of the mistakes made in estate planning are basic, rather than complicated. There are many possible estate planning mistakes in the estate planning world. However, many of them can be avoided if people would ask not only what they should…
  • May 21

    Undue Influence Is Not Always Easy to Prove

    Undue Influence Is Not Always Easy to Prove
    Controversy over estate plan in New York shows the difficulty of proving undue influence. Family members are sometimes stunned by an estate plan that is out of the ordinary. That may put them in the position of having to decide if they want…
Rank this Week: 1084

Estate Planning and Asset…

Estate Planning and Asset Protection

By Winblad Law PLLC. Addresses estate plans for Oklahoma residents.

http://winbladlaw.com/blog/
  • May 21

    Why are my Oil & Gas Royalty Payments being Withheld? What is Suspense?

    Why are my Oil & Gas Royalty Payments being Withheld? What is Suspense?
    You signed an Oil and Gas Lease, you might have even been paid a bonus.  However, now that there is production the company won’t pay the royalties.  They say that the funds are being held in “Suspense”.  A…
  • May 21

    Why are my Oil & Gas Royalty Payments being Withheld? What is Suspense?

    Why are my Oil & Gas Royalty Payments being Withheld? What is Suspense?
    You signed an Oil and Gas Lease, you might have even been paid a bonus.  However, now that there is production the company won’t pay the royalties.  They say that the funds are being held in “Suspense”.  A…
  • May 16

    Eminent Domain in Oklahoma, What To Do When They Want to Condemn My Property

    Eminent Domain in Oklahoma, What To Do When They Want to Condemn My Property
    Eminent Domain Guide for Land Owners If you’re reading this, somebody probably wants to take all or part of your property to build a road, pipeline, power line, or something else on your land, and you would prefer they went elsewhere.…
Rank this Week: 990

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/
  • May 20

    Frivolous Litigation Sanctions Imposed On Siblings Who Challenged Sale Of Estate Property

    Frivolous Litigation Sanctions Imposed On Siblings Who Challenged Sale Of Estate Property
    Following their divorce, the decedent, John Garay, and his ex-wife owned a parcel of real property as equal tenants in common. Upon John’s death, the property was owned equally by John’s estate and the ex-wife. The co-executors of…
  • May 15

    New York Times Article: Choosing A Nursing Home? Check The YELP App!

    New York Times Article: Choosing A Nursing Home? Check The YELP App!
    If you are choosing a nursing home, a May 11, 2018 article by Paula Span in the New York Times suggests an interesting addition to your arsenal of information: the Yelp app. The article is No Luck Finding the Right Nursing Home Maybe…
  • May 15

    The House Veterans Affairs Committee Passed The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act 

    The House Veterans Affairs Committee Passed The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act 
    On May 8, 2018, the Veterans Affairs (VA) Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017. The bill would restore benefits to thousands of Vietnam veterans; expand inclusive…
Rank this Week: 1113

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • May 20

    Social Security and Student Loan

    Social Security and Student Loan
           The rising cost of higher education continues to be a problem. As annual college tuition increases outpace the rate of inflation so does the amount of money borrowed by attendees. Much has been written about the…
  • May 13

    Lack of Verification – Worse than a Medicaid Penalty (Part 2)

    Lack of Verification – Worse than a Medicaid Penalty (Part 2)
           In last week’s post, I was talking about how Medicaid eligibility hinges in large part on the State’s scrutiny of 5 years of records under Medicaid’s look back period. Transfers of money out of the…
  • May 6

    Lack of Verification – Worse than a Medicaid Penalty? Part 1

    Lack of Verification – Worse than a Medicaid Penalty? Part 1
           Whenever we are preparing to file a Medicaid application on behalf of a client we closely examine the 5 years of records that we will need to provide to the State together with the 16 page application. Those records…
Rank this Week: 646

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • May 20

    HHS Secretary Asks Former CVS Executive to Help Agency Lower Drug Price

    HHS Secretary Asks Former CVS Executive to Help Agency Lower Drug Price
    Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar recently tapped former CVS executive Daniel Best to lead the agency’s effort to help lower drug prices for millions of Americans on Medicare coverage. Best was most recently a vice president…
  • May 17

    CMS Issues New ID Cards, Announces Increased Payments to Private Plan

    CMS Issues New ID Cards, Announces Increased Payments to Private Plan
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Studies (CMS) recently made a pair of announcements regarding changes to some of the important services the agency offers to millions of seniors across the country. Both of which aim to improve customer…
  • May 14

    Connecticut Man’s Challenge to Still Living Father’s Estate Fail

    Connecticut Man’s Challenge to Still Living Father’s Estate Fail
    A federal court in Connecticut recently dismissed a lawsuit brought by a Connecticut man who felt jilted after being excluded from his still-living father’s estate on the grounds the plaintiff had yet to suffer any actual injury. The…
Rank this Week: 661

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/
  • May 16

    Robot caregivers elicit mix of worry and enthusiasm among American

    Robot caregivers elicit mix of worry and enthusiasm among American
    A Pew Research Center survey conducted last year offers some interesting insights into how people feel about robot caregivers and automation in general. Some Americans view robots as a possible solution to the anticipated shortage in…
  • May 1

    Attorney Michael Gilfix featured as Great Giver in PACE newsletter

    Attorney Michael Gilfix featured as Great Giver in PACE newsletter
    Attorney Michael Gilfix was recently recognized for his generous support of the nonprofit Pacific Autism Center for Education (PACE). He was featured as a “Great Giver” in the Spring 2018 issue of the PACE Setter newsletter in…
  • Apr 30

    ER visits increase disability risk for seniors, says study

    ER visits increase disability risk for seniors, says study
    An elderly individual’s emergency room visit for an injury or illness could signal serious health problems, according to recent research. Adults aged 65 and older who make a trip to the ER are at a 14 percent higher risk of experiencing…
Rank this Week: 1102

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/
  • May 15

    Addressing Skilled Nursing Discharges in Oceanside

    Addressing Skilled Nursing Discharges in Oceanside
    As many Oceanside residents with elderly loved ones know, nursing homes in Southern California and throughout the country have been cited for improper discharges of patients, amounting largely to evictions or the “dumping” of…
  • May 3

    Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes: Detection and Prevention

    Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes: Detection and Prevention
    If you have an elderly loved one in a nursing home in San Clemente or elsewhere in San Diego County, it is important to learn more about sexual abuse and how it affects seniors. Nursing home abuse and neglect often involves physical or mental…
  • Apr 17

    Preventing Valley Center Nursing Home Abuse

    Preventing Valley Center Nursing Home Abuse
    Now is as good a time as any to begin thinking carefully about how citizens can play a role in preventing nursing home abuse and elder neglect in Valley Center. According to a recent article in The Acorn, when seniors see their family members…
Rank this Week: 893

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

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

http://www.littmankrooks.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1065

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • May 2

    Annual Client Meeting Recap

    Annual Client Meeting Recap
    One of the cornerstones of our mission to create estate plans “that work” is our annual client meeting. Every spring client members of our LifeLegacy program gather to hear updates on the practice, learn about legislative and…
  • Apr 11

    The Intersection Between Exploitation of the Elderly and Guardianship – Be Careful Crossing!

    The Intersection Between Exploitation of the Elderly and Guardianship – Be Careful Crossing!
    We recently have been involved in a case which highlights the distinction between exploitation and guardianship. An elderly gentleman was being systematically robbed by a younger woman he was infatuated with. She obtained power of attorney…
  • Mar 1

    Designation of Preneed Guardian

    Designation of Preneed Guardian
    Not all estate planning “packages” of documents contain a Designation of Preneed Guardian.  But, this oft overlooked document can make a big difference if someone challenges your advance directives or Power of Attorney in…
Rank this Week: 1045

North Carolina Trusts and Estates…

North Carolina Trusts and Estates Litigation

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

https://ncestatelitigation.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 3

    Resulting Trusts in North Carolina

    Resulting Trusts in North Carolina
    A resulting trust arises “when a person becomes invested with the title to real property under circumstances which in equity obligate him to hold the title and to exercise his ownership for the benefit of another. A trust of this…
  • Jul 20

    Notice to Creditors in North Carolina Probate

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

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

    The Dead Man’s Statute – NC Rule of Evidence 601(c)
    Estate litigation poses significant challenges to parties and practitioners, not the least of which is that the person whose wishes should dictate the distribution of the property at issue in a dispute is dead. In many cases, parties seek to…
Rank this Week: 968

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt…

The Law Office of Alexis B. Levitt Blog

Covers caregiver issues, estate planning, living at home and special needs trusts.

http://www.alexislevitt.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    Open House @ New England Village – attn Parents of Special Needs Adult

    Open House @ New England Village – attn Parents of Special Needs Adult
    Admissions Open House Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10:00am – 1:00pm Learn all about their residential, day services and community offerings. RSVP preferred Please contact Mary Stanley at 781-293-5461, ext. 113 or…
  • Mar 13

    Elder Care Workshop Series at Norwell Public Library

    Elder Care Workshop Series at Norwell Public Library
    Getting older? Taking care of someone who is? Come to this series to learn some helpful tips from local Elder Services professionals.   Wednesday, March 15: “Learn to Speak Alzheimereze” Discover tips to work with a person…
  • Mar 9

    Repeal & Replace of ObamaCare, a/k/a RyanCare

    Repeal & Replace of ObamaCare, a/k/a RyanCare
    There are so many articles coming out right now trying to summarize RyanCare.  I’ve gone straight to my favorite source for all things medical financing – the Kaiser Foundation.  Their reports are well researched,…
Rank this Week: 573

Edwards Elder Law, P.A. Blog

Edwards Elder Law, P.A. Blog

Covers assisted living, elder law, estate planning, and long term care.

http://www.edwardselderlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 14

    November Is National Family Caregivers Month

    November Is National Family Caregivers Month
    Caring for a family member can sometimes feel like a roller coaster ride. It can deepen the bond you have with your loved one, but it can also be physically and emotionally draining. Caregivers are usually so busy giving care that they…
  • Oct 24

    When Did You Last Update Your Durable Power of Attorney?

    When Did You Last Update Your Durable Power of Attorney?
    Twice in the past few weeks we have had clients come in with durable powers of attorney that are more than 10 years old. The durable power of attorney is the legal document that states who you want to handle your non-medical affairs if…
  • Oct 17

    The Florida Medicaid Programs Are Different For Assisted Living and Nursing Home Care

    The Florida Medicaid Programs Are Different For Assisted Living and Nursing Home Care
    When a loved one needs assistance paying for the costs of long-term care, many families look to the Medicaid programs to provide that assistance. The FL Medicaid programs are available to provide the safety net these families seek, but…
Rank this Week: 1037

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: 1030

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
  • May 23

    Parenting Plans Explained | Illinois Joint Parenting Agreement

    Parenting Plans Explained | Illinois Joint Parenting Agreement
    In this article, we will examine the important details of Illinois parenting plans to determine the allocation of parenting time and responsibility in divorce and paternity cases, including how to file a parenting plan, what’s typically…
  • May 21

    Illinois Divorce Forms Explained

    Illinois Divorce Forms Explained
    In this article we will explain the forms necessary for a couple to file for a divorce in Illinois, including “where to find the required forms for an Illinois divorce,” “What are the Required Forms for an Illinois…
  • May 17

    How to Respond to a Restraining Order | Illinois Orders of Protection

    How to Respond to a Restraining Order | Illinois Orders of Protection
    In this article, we will explain how to respond to a restraining order or order of protection in Illinois, including how to file a response to an Illinois restraining order, what to do at the court hearing, and your right to appeal if the…
Rank this Week: 1708

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • May 23

    Bus driver in deadly New Jersey school bus crash had 14 license suspension

    Bus driver in deadly New Jersey school bus crash had 14 license suspension
    JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY (May 23, 2018) – New details were released this week about the driving record of the bus driver involved in the tragic school bus crash in New Jersey last week. Reports reveal 77-year-old Hudy Muldrow Sr.has…
  • May 16

    Salvi Law supports Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

    Salvi Law supports Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
    CHICAGO (May 16, 2018) – Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. is proud to once again support contemporary dance company Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Salvi Law’s donation, along with the support of many other Chicago…
  • May 16

    Indiana woman dies after contracting flesh-eating bacteria on vacation, receiving wrong diagnosi

    Indiana woman dies after contracting flesh-eating bacteria on vacation, receiving wrong diagnosi
    INDIANAPOLIS (May 14, 2018) – An Indiana woman died after her family says she was infected by flesh-eating bacteria while on vacation and did not get the right treatment from her hospital. Richard Martin says his 50-year-old wife,…
Rank this Week: 2013

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/
  • May 23

    You're a beneficiary. Do you need your own lawyer?

    You're a beneficiary. Do you need your own lawyer?
    One of the most misleading phrases heard in relation to estate administration is the term "lawyer for the estate". Why is it so misleading? Because beneficiaries, who logically assume that as heirs of the estate they are represented…
  • May 17

    Father disinherited from son's estate for abandonment

    Father disinherited from son's estate for abandonment
    Here is a twist on the usual stories we hear about people being disinherited. Usually the story is that a parent left a child out of the will. In this case from Kentucky, a father has been disinherited for abandoning his son. A young man…
  • May 11

    UBC and dead woman's gardener battle over her house and cash

    UBC and dead woman's gardener battle over her house and cash
    One of the biggest challenges of a lawsuit involving the estate of a deceased person is understanding and proving what the deceased person intended to do. Almost any action can be interpreted in two or more ways depending upon the outcome…
Rank this Week: 4386

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

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

http://blog.moynihanlyons.com/
  • May 23

    You May Not Want the Cheapest Estate Plan

    You May Not Want the Cheapest Estate Plan
    Shopping around is a popular pastime of Americans. However, price may not be best judge of value, when it comes to estate planning. Consumers of legal services are not much different than price-conscious retail shoppers. However, price should…
  • May 22

    A Key to Estate Planning Is Asking for Solution

    A Key to Estate Planning Is Asking for Solution
    Many of the mistakes made in estate planning are basic, rather than complicated. There are many possible estate planning mistakes in the estate planning world. However, many of them can be avoided, if people would ask not only what they…
  • May 21

    Undue Influence Is Not Always Easy to Prove

    Undue Influence Is Not Always Easy to Prove
    Controversy over estate plan in New York shows the difficulty of proving undue influence. Family members are sometimes stunned by an estate plan that is out of the ordinary. That may put them in the position of having to decide if they want…
Rank this Week: 3068

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
  • May 23

    12 Grounds for Objecting to Interrogatorie

    12 Grounds for Objecting to Interrogatorie
    Interrogatories play a key role in litigation: They’re used to gather potential evidence to support a party’s contentions, including facts, witnesses, and writings, or to determine what contentions an opposing party is planning to…
  • May 21

    How Far Does a Landowner’s Liability Go?

    How Far Does a Landowner’s Liability Go?
    Landowners’ duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition has a pretty far reach, but the California Supreme Court recently curbed it. A landowner’s duty extends to all areas that (1) visitors are expressly or…
  • May 18

    5 Ways Lawyers Can Maximize Their Time

    5 Ways Lawyers Can Maximize Their Time
    The following is a guest blog post by Ritu Goswamy, Esq. Ritu is a lawyer, author, and legal productivity consultant. Her New Billable Hour™ system allows lawyers to expand their time by billing themselves first. Ritu’s first…
Rank this Week: 2593

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 23

    Age-Related Retirement Milestone

    Age-Related Retirement Milestone
    Retirement takes planning. This article includes milestone ages, such as when you must begin taking distributions from retirement plans. The article also includes links to resources which will be helpful in your retirement planning…
  • May 22

    Cleveland Clinic Has Launched a Medicare Advantage Plan

    Cleveland Clinic Has Launched a Medicare Advantage Plan
    A Medicaid planning lawyer provides help understanding different kinds of coverage as well as coverage limitations for seniors. Many older people believe Medicare or Medicare Advantage plans will cover all of the care they need as they…
  • May 17

    How to Provide for a Disabled Relative Without Putting Medical Benefits at Risk

    How to Provide for a Disabled Relative Without Putting Medical Benefits at Risk
    Medicaid attorneys provide you with invaluable help in making sure that you or your loved ones are able to get the care that you or your family needs. Medicaid provides coverage in many situations where it is not possible for the individual…
Rank this Week: 3332

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • May 23

    Substance-Abuse-Related Deaths Rose More Than 600% Over 34 Year

    Substance-Abuse-Related Deaths Rose More Than 600% Over 34 Year
    CNN  reports on its website that from 1980 to 2014, “2.84 million Americans died of alcohol, drugs, suicide, domestic violence or abuse, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA,” indicating a more…
  • May 22

    Surveys: US consumers continue putting Personal Data at Risk Despite Equifax Breach

    Surveys: US consumers continue putting Personal Data at Risk Despite Equifax Breach
    CNBC reports that, according to Jeff Faulkner, acting president and CEO of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), “putting too much personal information out on social media is the most egregious example” of how…
  • May 21

    In a Motorcycle Accident? How to Get Proper Compensation from the Responsible Party

    In a Motorcycle Accident? How to Get Proper Compensation from the Responsible Party
    Motorcycles can be an incredibly reliable mode of transportation. However, there are risks associated with riding them. Even the most experienced riders can find themselves injured due to the negligence of car drivers. If you are in a…
Rank this Week: 2682

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/
Rank this Week: 2442

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • May 23

    6 Important Estate Planning Considerations – Part 5: Retirement Asset

    6 Important Estate Planning Considerations – Part 5: Retirement Asset
    This is part of a series of 6 blogs on important estate planning considerations. I’ll intersperse these blogs with other timely blogs. The first article in the series showed how an estate plan prepares one for incapacity during life and…
  • May 21

    It Won’t Kill You to Make Your Funeral and Estate Plan

    It Won’t Kill You to Make Your Funeral and Estate Plan
    Just like the cobbler’s children go without shoes, too many estate planning attorneys don’t follow their own advice to clients. I’ve heard way too many stories of attorneys who drop dead without having a valid will in place,…
  • May 18

    Why Should Your Firm Use Client Engagement Standards?

    Why Should Your Firm Use Client Engagement Standards?
    Here’s a quick factoid: In 2013 (yes, I know that seems like eons ago, but the information is still valid), the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyer’s Professional Liability conducted a study on malpractice claims to see where they…
Rank this Week: 3337

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

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

    Scabies: Proof of Custodial Neglect and Mismanagement

    Scabies: Proof of Custodial Neglect and Mismanagement
    Human scabies results when an adult female human itch mite burrows into the top layer of your skin, otherwise known as the epidermis. There the mite can hang out, poop, and lay eggs. The eggs can then produce new mites, leading to more…
  • May 22

    SavaSeniorCare’s Patient Dumping

    SavaSeniorCare’s Patient Dumping
    Fox40 had an article about for-profit nursing home chains in California that illegally prioritizes some patients over others based on how much of a payout insurance will pay the individual nursing home for each.  As soon as a…
  • May 21

    Policy of Ignore and Coverup

    Policy of Ignore and Coverup
    6ABC reported on the recent audit by the Federal Government which found an alarming number of nursing homes failing to report suspected abuse, including sexual abuse.  Action News Investigative Reporter Chad Pradelli has been…
Rank this Week: 4013

Newman Elder Law Blog

Newman Elder Law Blog

Provides legal information to those with aging family members and children with special needs.

http://www.buckscounty-elderlaw.com/blog/
  • May 23

    Solo Aging and the Challenges it Bring

    Solo Aging and the Challenges it Bring
    For some seniors in the baby boomer generation aging brings with it new challenges in the form of solo aging. Solo aging is a senior who has no children and no younger (or healthier) family members to assist them as … Continue reading…
  • May 16

    You Have a Will, is That Enough?

    You Have a Will, is That Enough?
    Roughly half of all Americans don’t have a will, so if you’ve already taken this vital step to protect your assets and successors then congratulations are in order – you’re already ahead of the curve. While a will is a…
  • May 16

    You Have a Will, is That Enough?

    You Have a Will, is That Enough?
    Roughly half of all Americans don’t have a will, so if you’ve already taken this vital step to protect your assets and successors then congratulations are in order – you’re already ahead of the curve. While a will is a…
Rank this Week: 1298

John Foy & Associates

John Foy & Associates

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

https://www.johnfoy.com/blog/
  • May 23

    Talcum Powder Lawsuits Approved In Canada

    Talcum Powder Lawsuits Approved In Canada
    Millions of men and women in the United States had baby powder applied to their genitals as babies. Some were even told by their parents, their grandparents, friends, and other... Read more » The post Talcum Powder Lawsuits Approved In…
  • May 22

    Horrendous Bus Crash In New Jersey Involving Students And A Dump Truck

    Horrendous Bus Crash In New Jersey Involving Students And A Dump Truck
    While school buses remain the safest method of transportation for students, accidents do occur. In the years between 2004 and 2013, only .4% of fatal accidents involved school buses. Most of... Read more » The post Horrendous Bus…
  • May 21

    Nine People Ejected In Accident Due To Lack Of Seatbelt

    Nine People Ejected In Accident Due To Lack Of Seatbelt
    It should go without saying that seatbelts are imperative to saving lives in motor vehicle crashes. In fact, when ejections, either partial or complete occur, most occur due to failure... Read more » The post Nine People Ejected In…
Rank this Week: 2527

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

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

    Allsorts of Potential Problems with Joint Bank Account

    Allsorts of Potential Problems with Joint Bank Account
    This blog was written by Ronald Neal, student-at-law at de VRIES LITIGATION LLP. What happens to the money in a joint bank account when one of the joint account owners passes away? Do the funds pass to the surviving joint owner outside of the…
  • May 22

    The Cost of Winning, Sort of….

    The Cost of Winning, Sort of….
    In my practice, I have been engaged on valuation matters which, on occasion despite the efforts of all those involved, go to trial to have a trial judge settle for the parties. Most trials are expensive and the actual outcome is not always…
  • May 18

    M.R.R. v. J.M.: Judicial Consideration of Ontario’s New Parentage Rule

    M.R.R. v. J.M.: Judicial Consideration of Ontario’s New Parentage Rule
    The new rules for determining parentage in Ontario, which were enacted by the All Families Are Equal Act (“AFAEA”), came into force on January 1, 2017. The new rules are set out in the new Part I of the Children’s Law Reform…
Rank this Week: 3066

The Law Office of Michael…

The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C.

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.mrobinsonlaw.com/blog/
  • May 22

    Basics of Estate Planning: Lack of Coordination

    Basics of Estate Planning: Lack of Coordination
    Perhaps the most common mistake in estate planning isn’t apparent by looking at the will or trust document itself. The most common mistake is a failure to coordinate the primary vehicle with the rest of the plan. Read this blog to learn…
  • May 20

    Basics of Estate Planning: Getting the Most out of Charitable Gift

    Basics of Estate Planning: Getting the Most out of Charitable Gift
    Clients often want a simple plan that maximizes their goals. This article looks at a simple way to make gifts to charity more valuable to the donor and the charity. The post Basics of Estate Planning: Getting the Most out of Charitable Gifts…
  • May 17

    Law in the U.S. can be Participatory

    Law in the U.S. can be Participatory
    In the United States, people can participate in making and changing the law. This article is a story of one woman who did just that. The post Law in the U.S. can be Participatory appeared first on Estate Planning Services in Rochester, New…
Rank this Week: 2635

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
  • May 22

    What Is Elder Law?

    What Is Elder Law?
    Sometimes it’s best to get back to basics. This week, Rochester Elder Law Attorney Miles Zatkowsky explains what is elder law and what an elder law attorney does. What is elder law? Elder law attorneys work in many areas of the law…
  • May 17

    Spring Health Tips For Rochestarian

    Spring Health Tips For Rochestarian
    If the meteorologists have it right, the Rochester, NY region is in for Spring weather; we think it’s about time, don’t you!? Many of us, especially senior citizens and those with health issues don’t venture out too often…
  • May 14

    Are You Preserving Your Family Memories?

    Are You Preserving Your Family Memories?
    Have you ever pulled out the “family recipe book” and wondered from whom they came? Did your mom, or was it your grandmother or great-grandmother who first penned those ingredients? Did you ever take the time to talk with your dad…
Rank this Week: 4391

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • May 21

    Can I Appeal a Decision Before the Case is Over?

    Can I Appeal a Decision Before the Case is Over?
    I sure hate to do this to you, but I’ve got to: “It all depends.” Most of the time, you have to wait until the end of a case to appeal a judge’s decision. This includes rulings that may have occurred along the way,…
  • May 14

    How Does A Judge Decide an Appeal?

    How Does A Judge Decide an Appeal?
    An appeal decision is not as straightforward as you might think. To illustrate the point, I need to point you to an area in which I am almost completely stupid: Football. I basically watch enough football to be dangerous. I don’t really…
  • May 10

    Inmate Medical and Mental Health Care Right

    Inmate Medical and Mental Health Care Right
    Inmate Medical and Mental Health Care Rights All prisoners have a right to adequate medical care, mental health care, and equal treatment which is guaranteed by the Constitution and federal law. Overcrowding, understaffing, and civil rights…
Rank this Week: 1942

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • May 21

    U.S. Supreme Court Protects Employers that Violate Worker Right

    U.S. Supreme Court Protects Employers that Violate Worker Right
    The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that employees can simply insert a clause in a contract to prevent workers from joining class-action lawsuits. In other words, the Court ruled 5-4 that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) of 1925 trumps a law…
  • May 10

    Federal Courts Waste Taxpayers Dollars & Thumb Their Nose at Taxpayer

    Federal Courts Waste Taxpayers Dollars & Thumb Their Nose at Taxpayer
    The vast majority of Americans are effectively locked out of federal courts because they have no money and the “system” is almost intentionally hostile and  un-navigable for lay people. Yet U.S. courts are more than willing…
  • May 7

    The Problem with Federal Judges Who Bully

    The Problem with Federal Judges Who Bully
    The case primarily involves age discrimination but includes a sex discrimination claim. The sex discrimination claim gave rise to a venue dispute involving where the lawsuit could be filed. The federal government said the case had to be…
Rank this Week: 1884

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/
  • May 21

    Beach Gardens Rehab and Nursing Center Cited for Pressure Ulcer

    Beach Gardens Rehab and Nursing Center Cited for Pressure Ulcer
    Between 2014 and 2018 Beach Gardens Rehab and Nursing Center in Queens, New York received 92 complaints by its residents and 19 citations by the New York Department of Health. The Department of Health inspects all nursing homes throughout the…
  • May 12

    Citing Lack of Resources, Nursing Homes Fail to Treat Opioid Addiction

    Citing Lack of Resources, Nursing Homes Fail to Treat Opioid Addiction
    A recent report by StatNews shows that many nursing homes across the country are refusing to admit elderly Americans with opioid addictions, and failing to effectively treat those with addiction already placed in their care. According to the…
  • May 10

    “No Harm” Ratings and Nursing Homes: How is a Bedsore not considered “actual harm”?

    “No Harm” Ratings and Nursing Homes: How is a Bedsore not considered “actual harm”?
    Monitoring and reporting of elder abuse is one of the most important responsibilities delegated to New York regulators. However, recent news reports have cast a light on the accuracy and effectiveness of these reports. Advocates for elder…
Rank this Week: 4506

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
  • May 21

    The Most Critical Decision You Will Make When Creating Your Child’s Special Needs Trust

    The Most Critical Decision You Will Make When Creating Your Child’s Special Needs Trust
    There are many very important decisions to make when creating your child’s Special Needs Trust. But, the most important decision will be picking the person(s) who will be in charge of managing the trust. This person is known as the…
  • May 11

    Four Things You Should Know About A Special Needs Trust

    Four Things You Should Know About A Special Needs Trust
    Planning for the future of a child with special needs can be overwhelming. There are so many details to consider. Planning ahead to secure their lifestyle and health-related needs requires a lot of time and energy. Even the idea of how much…
  • Apr 30

    Arlington Virginia Social Security Office to Close

    Arlington Virginia Social Security Office to Close
    Arlington Virginia Social Security Office to Close I was just informed that the Social Security office in Arlington, Virginia is closing on June 21, 2018. This office, which is located at 1401 Wilson Blvd., Suite 200, Arlington, VA 22209,…
Rank this Week: 3904

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • May 21

    New life for bill that may extend Agent Orange benefit

    New life for bill that may extend Agent Orange benefit
    California readers may be interested in learning that Congress is working on a bill that would extend health benefits to approximately 90,000 sailors who may have been exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. The legislation ran into…
  • May 18

    Disability hearings provide opportunities for SSD applicant

    Disability hearings provide opportunities for SSD applicant
    Many people in California may wonder whether they have a better opportunity to be successful in their application for Social Security Disability benefits when they have a hearing before a judge. During the first two levels of the disability…
  • May 17

    Determining appropriate care for elderly people

    Determining appropriate care for elderly people
    Those who are looking for a care facility for their aging parents in California often have questions as to how to choose the right one. The first thing that a person should do is determine how much care a family...
Rank this Week: 2653

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/
  • May 19

    Is a Personal Care Home the Same as a Nursing Home?

    Is a Personal Care Home the Same as a Nursing Home?
    [This article was written by Elizabeth A. White, CELA* an attorney with Marshall, Parker and Weber].            Is a personal care home the same as a nursing home? This is a common question for families looking into care options…
  • May 6

    The Big Financial Danger Facing Older Adult

    The Big Financial Danger Facing Older Adult
    Recently I wrote about how death taxes impact Pennsylvania residents and their heirs. The conclusion was that for most of us, federal death taxes are not an issue. And Pennsylvania’s inheritance tax can take a modest bite from our…
  • Apr 26

    Proposed Law Gives Visitation Rights to Families of Incapacitated Person

    Proposed Law Gives Visitation Rights to Families of Incapacitated Person
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Rank this Week: 2928

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2414

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/
Rank this Week: 2201

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

Covers recent cases, helpful tips, and research with personal injury, workers compensation, accident injuries, nursing home neglect and abuse, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.

http://www.malmanlaw.com/malman-law-injury-blog
  • May 17

    Will a Car Accident Settlement Affect SSDI Benefits?

    Will a Car Accident Settlement Affect SSDI Benefits?
    Millions of Americans currently collect benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Equally, there are millions who suffer car accidents each year in the country. When you find yourself in both categories, you may wonder if one…
  • May 17

    Will a Car Accident Settlement Affect SSDI Benefits?

    Will a Car Accident Settlement Affect SSDI Benefits?
    Millions of Americans currently collect benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Equally, there are millions who suffer car accidents each year in the country. When you find yourself in both categories, you may wonder if one…
  • May 11

    Nursing Home versus Skilled Nursing Facility: Is there a Difference?

    Nursing Home versus Skilled Nursing Facility: Is there a Difference?
    When you look for a nursing home for a loved one, you may be perplexed at the number of options. Today, you have a few senior nursing facilities and deciding on the right one can be a challenge. You know of nursing homes, because those are…
Rank this Week: 2559