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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: 3123

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 11

    Adult Children Tasked With Caring For Their Parent

    Adult Children Tasked With Caring For Their Parent
    “In addition to the legal details, adults helping elderly parents downsize, must also help decide what to do with all of their possessions, furniture and stuff.”
  • Dec 8

    Here’s What You Need to Know About Annuitie

    Here’s What You Need to Know About Annuitie
    “Annuities are a worthy option for savers looking to add an element of protection to their retirement strategy. The key: Work with an independent adviser and understand WHY each product is being recommended.”
  • Dec 7

    Quiet Millionaire Leaves Money to City in Will

    Quiet Millionaire Leaves Money to City in Will
    “When John Criss died in 2015 he bequeathed $5.7 million to his hometown Sac City, but with a stipulation: all of the money must be spent on the beautification of the town.”
Rank this Week: 772

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 11

    Pain symptoms and disability claim

    Pain symptoms and disability claim
    California residents who cannot work due to pain or chronic ailments can file a Social Security disability claim. If a claim is initially denied, the claimant can request a hearing before an administrative law judge. It is important for…
  • Dec 8

    How the Cy Pres doctrine may help to save charitable trust

    How the Cy Pres doctrine may help to save charitable trust
    In California, some people would like to leave money to charities in their estate plans. They are able to do so by establishing charitable trusts. These are trusts that have charitable purposes in order to benefit the public good in...
  • Dec 5

    Veterans' benefits may pay for long-term care

    Veterans' benefits may pay for long-term care
    California veterans and their spouses might be eligible for a benefit to help to pay for their long-term care. Only 5 percent of the money that is set aside for this benefit is accessed because many eligible people simply do...
Rank this Week: 2392

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

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

http://blog.moynihanlyons.com/
  • Dec 11

    Blind Trusts Often Necessary but Not Complicated

    Blind Trusts Often Necessary but Not Complicated
    People in important government roles often use blind trusts. Being a key political figure, President Trump has his assets in a blind trust which is actually a rather simple concept, according to the Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog in…
  • Dec 8

    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…
  • Dec 8

    Another Celebrity Estate Battle Loom

    Another Celebrity Estate Battle Loom
    Celebrity’s son claims his son is attempting to cheat him out of his proper share of legacy. The late poet Maya Angelou, who wrote the poem “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” gave a 75% interest in the “Caged Bird Legacy” foundation…
Rank this Week: 3267

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 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…
  • Dec 8

    How to Prepare for a Hearing on Summary Judgment

    How to Prepare for a Hearing on Summary Judgment
    A hearing on a motion for summary judgment or summary adjudication presents opportunities you don’t want to miss. Here’s how to prepare for the hearing whether the tentative ruling is in your favor or not, and when there’s…
  • Dec 6

    Is Your Website Accessible?

    Is Your Website Accessible?
    There’s no clear legal requirement yet, but disability-rights groups are increasingly targeting Internet sites for failure to accommodate individuals with disabilities, particularly with respect to vision and hearing impairments. Before…
Rank this Week: 1013

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 11

    Common Operations Can Increase Patient’s Risk of Becoming Addicted to Opioid

    Common Operations Can Increase Patient’s Risk of Becoming Addicted to Opioid
      HealthDay reports several common operations can slightly increase a patient’s risk of becoming addicted to opioids, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers examined the number of…
  • Dec 8

    Majority of Online Decorative Contact Lens Sellers Fail to Comply with FDA and FTC Rule

    Majority of Online Decorative Contact Lens Sellers Fail to Comply with FDA and FTC Rule
    Healio reports 72% of online sites “failed to adhere to FTC and FDA regulations for selling decorative contact lenses,” according to an online survey of 22 optometrists “that was reported in Eye & Contact…
  • Dec 8

    Safety Tips: Business Burglary Prevention

    Safety Tips: Business Burglary Prevention
    This article is courtesy of the Dallas Police Department.The holiday season is a time where businesses are targeted for various reasons. The following information is designed to educate and inform those who work in a business environment,…
Rank this Week: 2839

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 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…
  • Dec 8

    Happy Holidays from a Podcast Junkie

    Happy Holidays from a Podcast Junkie
    ‘Tis the time of year for travel! Whether you are traveling to visit loved ones during the upcoming holidays, or you’re staying close to home and making just one or two more (ok, maybe three or four more) trips to the store to…
  • Dec 6

    A Special Option for Special Kid

    A Special Option for Special Kid
    Planning for beneficiaries with special needs requires unique attention. Public benefits can be an essential way to provide for the specialized care these beneficiaries require to allow them to lead fulfilling lives. When assets are given to…
Rank this Week: 3451

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Dec 11

    Lack of Supervision

    Lack of Supervision
    Fox 8 reported that police are investigating a suspicious death at Concord Care and Rehabilitation Center in Ohio after a confrontation between two nursing home residents.  Police Detective Joe Rotuno said Richard Cain, 65, was…
  • Dec 10

    Staffing with Felons in Texa

    Staffing with Felons in Texa
    WFAA had a troubling investigative report on the care provided at nursing homes in Texas.  Part One is here.  Part Two investigates the nursing home industry hiring criminals to care for our loved ones.  A six-month WFAA…
  • Dec 9

    Fatal Flu

    Fatal Flu
    The Age published an article on recent deaths caused by untreated flu.  The fatal flu outbreak at St John’s Village nursing home caused the death of 10 residents and two others from respiratory illness.  The…
Rank this Week: 1052

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Tennessee.

http://blog.epctn.com/
  • Dec 11

    Blind Trusts Often Necessary but Not Complicated

    Blind Trusts Often Necessary but Not Complicated
    People in important government roles often use blind trusts. Being a key political figure, President Trump has his assets in a blind trust which is actually a rather simple concept, according to the Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog in…
  • Dec 8

    Another Celebrity Estate Battle Loom

    Another Celebrity Estate Battle Loom
    Celebrity’s son claims his son is attempting to cheat him out of his proper share of legacy. The late poet Maya Angelou, who wrote the poem “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” gave a 75% interest in the “Caged Bird Legacy” foundation…
  • Dec 7

    Estate Administrator Sentenced to 7 Year

    Estate Administrator Sentenced to 7 Year
    There are many temptations for executors and estate administrators. However, it would be wise to resist them. A judge sentenced an estate administrator to seven years in prison for misusing assets, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch in…
Rank this Week: 3444

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: 1269

DeWitt Law Firm

DeWitt Law Firm

Covers estate planning, probate, and elder law.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/estateplanning-probate-elderlaw-blog/
  • 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,…
  • Dec 6

    What is the Difference Between Trustee and Guardian?

    What is the Difference Between Trustee and Guardian?
    The difference between trustee and guardian is immense.  It is like comparing apples and zebras. A guardian, in this context, is a person appointed by a court to make another person’s legal, financial, and healthcare decisions. A…
Rank this Week: 2684

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/blog
  • 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,…
  • Dec 6

    What is the Difference Between Trustee and Guardian?

    What is the Difference Between Trustee and Guardian?
    The difference between trustee and guardian is immense.  It is like comparing apples and zebras. A guardian, in this context, is a person appointed by a court to make another person’s legal, financial, and healthcare decisions. A…
Rank this Week: 2263

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 10

    If You Made a List, What Would You Do Differently When You are Older?

    If You Made a List, What Would You Do Differently When You are Older?
    I was reading the article, Things I’ll Do Differently When I’m Old, in the New York Times. The author writes about a do and not do list. What is this type of list? "It was a highly judgmental, and super...
  • Dec 8

    As The Oldest Generation Ages in Japan . . .

    As The Oldest Generation Ages in Japan . . .
    A haunting story and visual images of growing old alone in Japan, from the New York Times, including this excerpt: To many residents in Mrs. Ito’s complex, the deaths were the natural and frightening conclusion of Japan’s journey since…
  • Dec 7

    Planning for Workshop on Physician-Aided Death

    Planning for Workshop on Physician-Aided Death
    The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine released information about planning for a workshop Physician-Assisted Death: Scanning the Landscape and Potential Approaches - A Workshop The 2014 case of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year…
Rank this Week: 265

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • 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.…
  • Dec 8

    Sibling Rivalry Over Mother’s Competency

    Sibling Rivalry Over Mother’s Competency
    In 2009, Hermine Wekerle, mother of financier and Dragon’s Den star, Michael Wekerle, signed an unconditional power of attorney for property giving one of her three daughters, Caron, authority to be her substitute decision-maker. In…
  • Dec 6

    Journalism and Charitie

    Journalism and Charitie
    The interconnectedness of registered charities and journalism is growing.  In this era of digital content explosion and “fake news”, traditional media outlets — especially newspapers — are seeking new ways to…
Rank this Week: 3272

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: 2707

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: 2174

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: 3042

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 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…
  • Nov 29

    Government Report: 25 Percent of Nursing Home Abuse Never Reported

    Government Report: 25 Percent of Nursing Home Abuse Never Reported
    A scathing report by the Office of Inspector General shows that 25 percent of nursing home abuse cases go unreported. Of these unreported cases, 80 percent involved an allegation of sexual abuse or rape of an elderly person. The Center for…
Rank this Week: 1377

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: 519

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: 2150

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: 2628

John Foy & Associates

John Foy & Associates

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

https://www.johnfoy.com/blog/
  • Dec 7

    Crossing Guard Struck and Killed by Vehicle

    Crossing Guard Struck and Killed by Vehicle
    School crossing guards are a common sight at schools across Georgia, people who are responsible for ensuring our children are able to cross streets safely. Traffic laws require drivers to... Read more » The post Crossing Guard Struck…
  • Dec 6

    Police Chase in Northwest Atlanta Ends in Crash

    Police Chase in Northwest Atlanta Ends in Crash
    Police chases can often end in injuries to other people, especially when crashes occur as a result of the chase. Because of the speeds involved in police pursuits, those crashes... Read more » The post Police Chase in Northwest Atlanta…
  • Dec 5

    Bellwether Trials for Xarelto End on Political Note

    Bellwether Trials for Xarelto End on Political Note
    The last thing that you would expect in a class-action lawsuit involving the safety of medication is for it to become political. One would think that attorneys would present facts,... Read more » The post Bellwether Trials for Xarelto…
Rank this Week: 1087

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
  • Dec 7

    Service Animals Permitted in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Building

    Service Animals Permitted in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Building
    FCPS permits service animals access in all its public areas, to include schools, in accordance with federal and state law. A service animal has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a…
  • Dec 5

    U.S. Access Board Webinar: Looking Ahead – “Frontier Accessibility Issues” (December 7)

    U.S. Access Board Webinar: Looking Ahead – “Frontier Accessibility Issues” (December 7)
    The next webinar in the U.S. Access Board’s free monthly series will take place December 7 from 2:30 – 4:00 (ET) and will review new design trends, products, and technologies that impact or advance…
  • Dec 4

    It’s Now Easier to Enroll in ABLE Accounts in Virginia and Nationwide

    It’s Now Easier to Enroll in ABLE Accounts in Virginia and Nationwide
    Parents and guardians of ABLE-eligible adults have asked for an easier way to open their loved one’s ABLE accounts in Virginia.   I am happy to report that major improvements have been made to the enrollment process. Now,…
Rank this Week: 644

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 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…
  • Sep 18

    New Medicare Cards Coming In April 2018

    New Medicare Cards Coming In April 2018
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is implementing a fraud prevention initiative that removes Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to help prevent identity theft, and safeguard taxpayer dollars. Under the Medicare…
Rank this Week: 1415

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • 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.…
  • Dec 6

    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 and Medicaid Planning…
  • Dec 5

    What is Skilled Nursing Care and Why Does it Matter?

    What is Skilled Nursing Care and Why Does it Matter?
    Medicaid planning is important because you may need Medicaid to pay for care that you require if you become sick or if you get older.  It is important to understand the rules for what your Medicare or other private insurance will cover…
Rank this Week: 3448

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • 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…
  • Nov 29

    Proud to Make our Home in Argenta, North Little Rock

    Proud to Make our Home in Argenta, North Little Rock
    If you haven’t been to downtown North Little Rock in some time, you really need to drop in.  Argenta, the historic portion of North Little Rock’s Main Street, is thriving after many years of mediocrity.  Anchored by City…
Rank this Week: 1008

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Dec 6

    Senate Aging Committee Pledges to Fight Age Discrimination in Employment

    Senate Aging Committee Pledges to Fight Age Discrimination in Employment
    At a hearing on Wednesday, leaders of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging vowed to “fix” a 2009 U.S. Supreme Court decision that makes it very difficult for older workers to fight age discrimination in federal court.…
  • Dec 1

    Feds Are Engaged in Age Discrimination in Hiring on Unprecedented Scale

    Feds Are Engaged in Age Discrimination in Hiring on Unprecedented Scale
    About 93% of applicants hired for 92,193 federal jobs under the U.S. government’s Pathways “Recent Graduates” Program  from May 2012 to July 2017  were under the age of 40. Only  7.16% of applicants hired…
  • Nov 21

    The System is Rigged against Sexual Harassment Victims Inside and Outside of Congre

    The System is Rigged against Sexual Harassment Victims Inside and Outside of Congre
    Many folks have expressed outrage that the system set up by the U.S. Congress to handle sexual harassment complains lodged against members of Congress is obviously rigged to protect the harassers. But Congress’ system, while different,…
Rank this Week: 2770

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 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…
  • Nov 26

    Thanks for your votes for Favourite Law Blog

    Thanks for your votes for Favourite Law Blog
    So many, many thanks to those of you who voted for this blog as your favourite for 2017's Expert Institute's contest. It appears that we came 12th. While I'm competitive enough not to be totally happy with that (let's face it, lawyers like to…
Rank this Week: 838

Chicago Injury Lawyer

Chicago Injury Lawyer

By the Willens Law Offices.

https://www.willenslaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 6

    Construction Defect Lawsuits – Structural Failure & Deck Collapse Accident

    Construction Defect Lawsuits – Structural Failure & Deck Collapse Accident
    Parking garages, stadiums, skyscrapers and similar types of buildings are just some examples of structures that can cause construction-related injuries. Considering that the large slabs of concrete used to construct them are often suspended…
  • Dec 6

    More Deaths Linked to Illinois Traffic This Year

    More Deaths Linked to Illinois Traffic This Year
    There’s no denying that Illinois roads can be dangerous. Now, there’s even more reason for drivers to stay as cautious as possible; a recent study just linked Illinois traffic to more deaths. In fact, Illinois traffic related…
  • Nov 26

    Illinois Deer vs. Car Accidents – Staying Safe This Winter

    Illinois Deer vs. Car Accidents – Staying Safe This Winter
    Winter is the peak deer running season in Illinois. This means that it’s not surprising to see a deer crossing the road just when you’re driving. The Insurance Information Institute, Inc., in fact, says that the numbers for…
Rank this Week: 1938

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 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…
  • Nov 27

    Basics of Estate Planning: Portability vs. Credit Shelter Trust

    Basics of Estate Planning: Portability vs. Credit Shelter Trust
    Portability can work well in some situations. But, there are many reasons setting up a credit shelter trust instead might be better in some situations. This article examines several reasons a credit shelter trust may result in a better…
Rank this Week: 792

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: 417

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 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,…
  • Dec 6

    Eliminating the Medical Expense Deduction Will Harm People Who Are Chronically Ill

    Eliminating the Medical Expense Deduction Will Harm People Who Are Chronically Ill
    House and Senate Republicans have approved their plans to reform the tax code and are currently in a conference committee. The House legislation calls for ending the medical expense deduction (MED). This proposed change will cause major…
  • Oct 26

    A happy day in Guardianship Court: Restoration

    A happy day in Guardianship Court: Restoration
    Today I had the great fortune to participate in a case in which a person who has been under guardianship for six years had their capacity restored in full.  This kind of situation doesn’t often happen, but it’s really…
Rank this Week: 2515

Palmetto Probate Blog

Palmetto Probate Blog

About probate law and related things in South Carolina. By Mike Polk.

http://palmettoprobate.info
  • Dec 5

    In South Carolina, does the probate court keep the original will if I file it?

    In South Carolina, does the probate court keep the original will if I file it?
      Some clients would like to keep the original will as a memento and file a copy of it with the probate court instead. Unfortunately, if you have the original will, in South Carolina it needs to be filed, and the probate court keeps the…
  • Nov 13

    How do I find information about the probate courts and probate judges around South Carolina?

    How do I find information about the probate courts and probate judges around South Carolina?
    Check out the South Carolina Judicial Department website here for basic information about the courts and about the judges. Most of the forms you need are on the site as well.   Advertisement
  • Oct 2

    Do I need to leave anything in my will to my children?

    Do I need to leave anything in my will to my children?
    Recently, news broke that Jerry Lewis had disinherited several of his children. In South Carolina, there is no legal requirement to leave your children anything in your will.  Back in the day, many people would leave their children a…
Rank this Week: 1804

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Dec 4

    New Illinois traffic laws to take effect in 2018

    New Illinois traffic laws to take effect in 2018
    CHICAGO (December 4, 2017) – Car Accident Attorney Jeffrey J. Kroll of the personal injury law firm Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. wants to remind drivers of new Illinois laws that will impact motorists as of January 1, 2018.…
  • Nov 29

    Salvi Law November Pet of the Month: Adoptable dog Bronson

    Salvi Law November Pet of the Month: Adoptable dog Bronson
    GRAYSLAKE, Ill. (November 29, 2017) – The Illinois personal injury law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. has committed to finding local adoptable pets a loving home in 2017. We have teamed up with the Anti…
Rank this Week: 1957

Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    Report on Vulnerable Investor

    Report on Vulnerable Investor
    The Canadian Foundation for Advancement of Investor Rights and the Canadian Centre for Elder Law have published their Report on Vulnerable Investors: Elder Abuse, Financial Exploitation, Undue Influence and Diminished Mental Capacity. …
  • Nov 26

    Banton v. Banton (Part 4)

    Banton v. Banton (Part 4)
    This is my fourth post, on the decision in Banton v. Banton, 1998 CanLII 1496, a case involving Muna Yassin who married George Banton when she was 31 and he, 88. The dispute was between Ms. Yassin in George Banton’s five children.…
  • Nov 18

    Banton v. Banton (Part 3)

    Banton v. Banton (Part 3)
    In my two previous posts, I've written about Mr. Justice Cullity’s decision in Bantonv. Banton,1998 CanLII 1496, case involving Muna Yassin who married George Banton when she was 31 and he, 88. The dispute was between Ms. Yassin in…
Rank this Week: 523

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

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

http://www.littmankrooks.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Dec 1

    ABLE Account Update for 2018

    ABLE Account Update for 2018
    By Ryan J. Byrnes, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP In our earlier blog post, ABLE Accounts: What You Need to Know, we discussed what an ABLE Account is, who can contribute and some of the many benefits it can provide. Starting in the 2018 tax year,…
  • Nov 20

    Proposed Legislation Would Weaken Americans with Disabilities Act

    Proposed Legislation Would Weaken Americans with Disabilities Act
    Since 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has provided strong protections to people with disabilities, vastly improving the accessibility of buildings. Stores, restaurants and other businesses built ramps and made other…
Rank this Week: 677

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse

Features nursing home abuse updates, articles and resources. By McIver Brown Law Firm.

http://www.nursinghomeabuse.net/blog/
  • Nov 30

    Do Nursing Home Residents Get the Palliative Care they Deserve?

    Do Nursing Home Residents Get the Palliative Care they Deserve?
    A recent U.S.  study has many people asking – “do nursing home residents get the palliative care they deserve?” It seems that many nursing home residents who are eligible for palliative care, or who could benefit from…
  • Oct 10

    Florida Officials Still Investigating Nursing Home Deaths after Hurricane Irma

    Florida Officials Still Investigating Nursing Home Deaths after Hurricane Irma
    Florida officials are still investigating a series of nursing home deaths after Hurricane Irma knocked out power and downed trees.  Long-term care facilities across Florida prepped for Hurricane Irma by stocking up on food, medical…
  • Jun 13

    Are Veterans Knowingly Placed in Harm’s Way at Texas Nursing Home?

    Are Veterans Knowingly Placed in Harm’s Way at Texas Nursing Home?
    A Texas news station, KRIS 6 News, has recently wrapped up an investigation into whether veterans are knowingly placed in harm’s way at a Texas nursing home.  According to the investigation, the U.S.  Department of Veterans…
Rank this Week: 3760

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
  • Nov 30

    City Of Rochester Approves Tax Exemptions For Disabled Homeowner

    City Of Rochester Approves Tax Exemptions For Disabled Homeowner
    Miles Zatkowsky, a Rochester Elder Law Attorney, accredited by the Veterans Administration to work with veterans on estate planning, shared that the City of Rochester passed a bill to extend property tax breaks to veterans and disabled…
  • Nov 25

    Protect Seniors From Falling Victim To Phone Scam

    Protect Seniors From Falling Victim To Phone Scam
    Those who prey on the elderly through phone and door-to-door scams play on fear and intimidation. Imagine this scenario: Your aging loved one lives alone and receives a phone call stating their grandchild has been incarcerated and needs…
  • Nov 22

    Actor David Cassidy Dies From Alzheimer’s Disease Complication

    Actor David Cassidy Dies From Alzheimer’s Disease Complication
    Rochester Elder Law Attorney Miles Zatkowsky and the other elder law attorneys at the firm are aware of the ravages Alzheimer’s disease can wreak on individuals. The November 21 death of former child actor and singer, David Cassidy…
Rank this Week: 4446

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 27

    More MSPA Claims 1 Cases Dismissed for Standing

    More MSPA Claims 1 Cases Dismissed for Standing
    The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California dismissed the attempted class action against Mercury General on November 2, 2017. As with the other attempted national actions, standing was the fatal flaw in the pleadings as the…
Rank this Week: 436

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 2

    Bill Passes to Protect LGBTQ Seniors in Encinitas Long-Term Care Facilitie

    Bill Passes to Protect LGBTQ Seniors in Encinitas Long-Term Care Facilitie
    Several months ago, we told you about proposed legislation designed to protect LGBTQ seniors from nursing home abuse in long-term care facilities. That proposed legislation, Senate Bill 219 (SB 219), has now been approved by the California…
Rank this Week: 4144

Eisen Law Blog

Eisen Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, trusts, guardianship, and elder law in Canada.

https://eisenlaw.ca/blog/
  • Nov 28

    Will Drafting Errors & Rectification

    Will Drafting Errors & Rectification
      How do the Courts handle drafting errors in wills? While the general rules is that an individual’s last will and testament may not be overwritten or altered so as to distribute their estate in any manner other than as the…
  • Oct 23

    Changes to ODSP: Why both Litigators and Solicitors should be aware of the new Rule

    Changes to ODSP: Why both Litigators and Solicitors should be aware of the new Rule
    Effective September 1, 2017, Ontario has relaxed some of the asset limits and other rules required for individuals to be eligible for benefits under the Ontario Disability Support Program (“ODSP”).  The changes are generally…
  • Oct 11

    Ontario Court Provides Guidance on Documentary Disclosure

    Ontario Court Provides Guidance on Documentary Disclosure
    In a recent decision, the Honourable Justice Myers held that the typical Orders Giving Directions that estate litigation lawyers seek to allow the parties to produce documents are ”lengthy, intrusive, expensive documentary collection…
Rank this Week: 1560

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/
  • 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…
  • Oct 27

    Why childless couples should not ignore estate planning

    Why childless couples should not ignore estate planning
    There is a common misconception that estate planning is only necessary for those who wish to preserve their assets for future generations. While protecting their wealth for heirs may not be a priority for couples without children, they can…
Rank this Week: 2151

Massachusetts Estate Planning,…

Massachusetts Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law

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

http://elderlaw.info/
Rank this Week: 4427

Shober & Rock Blog

Shober & Rock Blog

Covers elder law in Pennsylvania.

http://shober-rock.com/the-blog/
  • Nov 28

    Medicare Launches Hospice Compare Website

    Medicare Launches Hospice Compare Website
    Patients looking for hospice care can now get help from Medicare’s website. The agency’s new Hospice Compare site allows patients to evaluate hospice providers according to several criteria. The post Medicare Launches Hospice…
  • Nov 27

    ELDER LAW TOOLKIT PART III

    ELDER LAW TOOLKIT PART III
    The Commission on Long Term Care’s Final Report issued in Sept 2013 revealed some interesting and rather worrisome facts: 1. More than 12 million Americans rely on long term care services and supports (LTSS), either in their home,…
  • Nov 24

    You Can Give Away More Tax Free in 2018

    You Can Give Away More Tax Free in 2018
    After staying the same for five years, the amount you can give away to any one individual in a particular year without reporting the gift will increase in 2018. Very few taxpayers will have to pay a gift tax in any case. The…
Rank this Week: 2428

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 1

    Tips for Understanding the Gift Tax

    Tips for Understanding the Gift Tax
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Rank this Week: 3061