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John Foy & Associates

John Foy & Associates

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

https://www.johnfoy.com/blog/
  • Feb 19

    Fatal Accidents Up This Year In Georgia By 33%

    Fatal Accidents Up This Year In Georgia By 33%
    2017 showed only a slight decrease in the number of fatal crashes on Georgia roadways. In 2016, there were 1561 fatal crashes. 2017 only improved that number by 14 fewer... Read more » The post Fatal Accidents Up This Year In Georgia…
  • Feb 16

    Daimler And Volkswagen Announce New Recall

    Daimler And Volkswagen Announce New Recall
    It seems as though the Dieselgate Scandal just will not rest for Volkswagen. Just recently, news stories covered how most of the executives at the company will face no penalties... Read more » The post Daimler And Volkswagen Announce…
  • Feb 15

    Stuck For 10 Hours Due To Low Cell Phone Battery

    Stuck For 10 Hours Due To Low Cell Phone Battery
    Most everyone has had their cell phone battery die at an inconvenient time. Whether it is because they’ve streamed too many videos or taken too many Snapchat or Instagram photos,... Read more » The post Stuck For 10 Hours Due To…
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Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 19

    Patrick Salvi discusses rise in traffic-related deaths with Chicago Tribune

    Patrick Salvi discusses rise in traffic-related deaths with Chicago Tribune
    CHICAGO (February 19, 2018) – The traffic death toll in Chicago is growing, and the national count remains at historic highs, despite new car safety technology. Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C.’s founder and Managing Partner…
  • Feb 16

    Winnetka Current reports on hiring of Partner Thomas R. Mulroy III

    Winnetka Current reports on hiring of Partner Thomas R. Mulroy III
    CHICAGO (February 16, 2018) – Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is pleased to announce the addition of Winnetka resident and Chicago trial attorney, Thomas R. Mulroy III, to their team.    Please click here to read the full…
  • Feb 14

    Actor Bill Paxton’s family files wrongful death lawsuit against hospital, surgeon

    Actor Bill Paxton’s family files wrongful death lawsuit against hospital, surgeon
    LOS ANGELES (February 14, 2018) – Nearly one year after 61-year-old actor Bill Paxton died from complications from surgery, his family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the surgeon and hospital that treated him.…
Rank this Week: 2809

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
Rank this Week: 3325

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Covers Wisconsin estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration, real estate law, business organization, and individual income tax preparation. By Tesar Law Group, S.C.

http://blog.tesarlaw.com/
  • Feb 19

    Home Health Care Services: Funding Source

    Home Health Care Services: Funding Source
    There are several options for senior caregiving. Learning about each option is important since their funding is from different sources. 
  • Feb 16

    Funeral Fundamentals: You Can Trim Expense

    Funeral Fundamentals: You Can Trim Expense
    Planning your own funeral will keep your family from being at the mercy of funeral homes and their price structures.
  • Feb 14

    Planning in Advance: How to Help Your Aging Parent

    Planning in Advance: How to Help Your Aging Parent
    The topic of death is an important discussion to have with your parents. Once you have their estate plan in place, you should start your own.
Rank this Week: 3731

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

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

http://blog.moynihanlyons.com/
  • Feb 19

    New Directive Considers Stages of Dementia

    New Directive Considers Stages of Dementia
    Previous documents do not take into account the slow loss of cognitive abilities. The usual forms filed when someone looks at possible dementia or other disabilities only become effective when someone has reached the stage of being completely…
  • Feb 16

    How Do New Tax Exemption Limits Change Your Estate Plan?

    How Do New Tax Exemption Limits Change Your Estate Plan?
    While the estate tax didn’t end with new laws, some changes may be worth a new look. The new tax laws may be a benefit to wealthy people but the changes should be studied closely, according to Forbes in "What the Wealthy Should…
  • Feb 15

    Totten Trust Is One of the Simpler Trust

    Totten Trust Is One of the Simpler Trust
    It is best to be cautious when setting up a trust. However, there are some simple ones that are easier to change. The Totten trust is one of the easier trusts to set up and it is relatively easy to change beneficiaries, according to the…
Rank this Week: 3438

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Feb 19

    Protecting an Inheritance from Divorce

    Protecting an Inheritance from Divorce
    One of the most common questions estate planning attorneys receive is the proverbial “should I have a will or a trust?” Although the answer to that question must be given in light of each client’s individual circumstances,…
  • Feb 9

    Dementia and Driving

    Dementia and Driving
    Currently, more than 5 million Americans are living with dementia, and that number is expected to increase to over 16 million by the year 2050.  While many aspects of dementia are still a mystery, the disease itself and many of its…
  • Feb 5

    Cold or Flu – How to Tell the Difference

    Cold or Flu – How to Tell the Difference
    Well, it’s that time of year again—cold and flu season! If you haven’t had either one, you’re extremely fortunate. Experts tell us that more than 60,000 people in the US have had the flu already this year. According to…
Rank this Week: 2105

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/
  • Feb 19

    Protecting an Inheritance from Divorce

    Protecting an Inheritance from Divorce
    One of the most common questions estate planning attorneys receive is the proverbial “should I have a will or a trust?” Although the answer to that question must be given in light of each client’s individual circumstances,…
  • Feb 9

    Dementia and Driving

    Dementia and Driving
    Currently, more than 5 million Americans are living with dementia, and that number is expected to increase to over 16 million by the year 2050.  While many aspects of dementia are still a mystery, the disease itself and many of its…
  • Feb 5

    Cold or Flu – How to Tell the Difference

    Cold or Flu – How to Tell the Difference
    Well, it’s that time of year again—cold and flu season! If you haven’t had either one, you’re extremely fortunate. Experts tell us that more than 60,000 people in the US have had the flu already this year. According to…
Rank this Week: 2521

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Tennessee.

http://blog.epctn.com/
  • Feb 19

    New Directive Considers Stages of Dementia

    New Directive Considers Stages of Dementia
    Previous documents do not take into account the slow loss of cognitive abilities. The usual forms filed when someone looks at possible dementia or other disabilities only become effective when someone has reached the stage of being completely…
  • Feb 16

    How Do New Tax Exemption Limits Change Your Estate Plan?

    How Do New Tax Exemption Limits Change Your Estate Plan?
    While the estate tax didn’t end with new laws, some changes may be worth a new look. The new tax laws may be a benefit to wealthy people but the changes should be studied closely, according to Forbes in "What the Wealthy Should…
  • Feb 15

    Debt After Death: Why You Should Think About It When Estate Planning

    Debt After Death: Why You Should Think About It When Estate Planning
    If you carry debt, do not assume that your death or incapacity will make it automatically disappear. To the contrary, the money you owe may eat away at the assets you were planning to leave to your heirs or -- if you owe a large amount of…
Rank this Week: 2321

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 19

    Questions Remain Regarding Ketamine’s Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy

    Questions Remain Regarding Ketamine’s Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports, “While treatments such as antidepressants and psychotherapy exist, those with severe, treatment-resistant depression often involving suicidal thoughts have trouble finding help.”…
  • Feb 16

    When Are Doctors Too Old to Practice?

    When Are Doctors Too Old to Practice?
    Testing older physicians for mental and physical ability is growing more common. Nearly a fourth of physicians in America are 65 or older, and 40% of these are actively involved in patient care, according to the American Medical Association.…
  • Feb 15

    Analysis of Adverse Event Reporting Finds Pharma-Filed Reports Often Incomplete

    Analysis of Adverse Event Reporting Finds Pharma-Filed Reports Often Incomplete
    STAT reports a nonprofit that tracks drug safety found in its latest analysis of the FDA-managed Adverse Event Reporting System that 58 percent of the 576,000 reports filed in 2016 by the pharma industry itself lacked completeness,…
Rank this Week: 979

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Feb 19

    Can You Actually Benefit from Experiencing Sadness?

    Can You Actually Benefit from Experiencing Sadness?
    We live in an era when sadness is avoided at great cost to our emotional psyches. Funerals are now celebrations of life. Even though death and loss breaks hearts, many people strive to stay positive and upbeat. “Must not cry” is…
  • Feb 16

    What to Wear to a Black Tie Affair

    What to Wear to a Black Tie Affair
    With the Golden Globe and Grammy Awards glitz and glam, my excitement is at an all-time high for the Academy’s 25th Anniversary Gala at the Spring Summit in April. Then, reality hit: What am I going to wear? The Gala is a Black…
  • Feb 14

    Estate Planning: Simple is Not Always Better

    Estate Planning: Simple is Not Always Better
    Estate planning contemplates two different general time periods: During life and after your death. Estate planning needs also vary based on the goals you are trying to achieve. For example, after death, do you simply wish to transmit your…
Rank this Week: 2179

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/
  • Feb 19

    How do Juries Decide Nursing Home Neglect Cases in Escondido?

    How do Juries Decide Nursing Home Neglect Cases in Escondido?
    When nursing home abuse lawsuits arising from allegations of elder abuse and neglect in Escondido go to jury trials, how do those juries decide liability? When cases go to juries, members of the jury are provided with the “essential…
  • Feb 5

    California Nursing Homes Ranked Last in Safety Protection

    California Nursing Homes Ranked Last in Safety Protection
    What types of safety protections are in place for patients at San Marcos nursing homes? While we recently discussed elder safety investigations in San Diego County, it turns out that facilities across the state of California are not doing…
  • Jan 23

    San Diego County Elder Abuse Efforts Highlighted

    San Diego County Elder Abuse Efforts Highlighted
    Whether you live in Vista or elsewhere in San Diego County, you may have an elderly loved one who resides in a nursing home or an assisted-living facility in the area. Given the frequent news reports about elder abuse and neglect, you may…
Rank this Week: 793

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/
  • Feb 19

    Planning for Retirement Plans and IRAs: Beneficiary Designation

    Planning for Retirement Plans and IRAs: Beneficiary Designation
    Perhaps the largest part of most Americans’ wealth is in their qualified plan or IRA. Planning for these assets is one of the most important parts of the estate plan, for many reasons. This article will discuss the importance of…
  • Feb 14

    4 Tips for Creating an Estate Plan that Works!

    4 Tips for Creating an Estate Plan that Works!
    This is an article from the Law Office of Russell M. Blood (http://www.russbloodlaw.com) in South Jordan, Utah, that we thought others may find helpful. In a study conducted by caring.com in 2015, only 56% of American households had a will or…
  • Feb 12

    New Tax Law May Affect State Income Tax, Too!

    New Tax Law May Affect State Income Tax, Too!
    The new tax law has many impacts on state income taxes in 2018. The law limits the deductibility of state income taxes for federal purposes. It also raises the federal standard deduction amount. However, taxpayers should consider the impact…
Rank this Week: 1036

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Feb 19

    Chemical Restraints and Dementia Care

    Chemical Restraints and Dementia Care
    CNN had a great article on the new Human Rights Watch report, “‘They want docile:’ How Nursing Homes in the United States Overmedicate People with Dementia.”  “Children complained about parents who were…
  • Feb 18

    Tips For Moving Your Loved One into Assisted Living

    Tips For Moving Your Loved One into Assisted Living
    Guest Post by Karen Weeks Moving into a new home can be a very stressful experience, especially if you’ve lived in one location for any length of time. Relocating an elderly relative into a more suitable home presents another layer of…
  • Feb 17

    Embezzlement

    Embezzlement
    The Department of Justice issued a press release related to the sentencing of a nursing home employee who embezzled over $80,000.  Veneford Blankenship was sentenced to a year and a month in federal prison, announced United States…
Rank this Week: 119

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Feb 18

    The Right to Control Funeral and Burial Arrangements (Part 1)

    The Right to Control Funeral and Burial Arrangements (Part 1)
           Recently my client, Joe asked me how he could be sure his wishes with respect to his funeral arrangements would be honored.  Joe is not married. He has children but is not close with them.  He has no…
  • Feb 11

    Irrevocable Trusts and Medicaid (Part 3)

    Irrevocable Trusts and Medicaid (Part 3)
           I promised in last week’s blog post that I would explain another solution to Mary’s Medicaid dilemma.  Her uncle left assets in a trust for Mary but the terms provide that the funds can be used for…
  • Feb 4

    Irrevocable Trusts and Medicaid – Part 2

    Irrevocable Trusts and Medicaid – Part 2
         In last week’s blog post I was talking about a call I received about Mary, who is now in a nursing home.  She has spent her assets towards her care and the only source of payment left is money that was left in…
Rank this Week: 1227

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: 557

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/
  • Feb 17

    Downey Courthouse, Downey California

    Downey Courthouse, Downey California
    I took this photograph last October, when I was, perhaps not surprisingly given the photo, in Downey, California.
  • Feb 11

    Kimberly Rule Presenting at "Death is Not the End" Continuing Legal Education Course

    Kimberly Rule Presenting at "Death is Not the End" Continuing Legal Education Course
    Kimberly Rule of our firm will be one of the group leaders at the two-day estate-administration workshop, "Death is Not the End." The course will be held on March 8th and 9th at the Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, B.C. For…
  • Jan 28

    MacKinnon v. Donauer

    MacKinnon v. Donauer
    There is no shortage of court cases in British Columbia of informal family arrangements going awry. A parent may assist a child and the child’s spouse in purchasing a home with the expectation of sharing the home. The idea may make good…
Rank this Week: 149

Estate Planning and Asset…

Estate Planning and Asset Protection

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

http://winbladlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 17

    Protected:

    Protected:
    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: appeared first on Winblad Law PLLC Edmond Oklahoma.
  • Dec 18

    Advanced Healthcare Directives (Living Will) Form

    Advanced Healthcare Directives (Living Will) Form
    Advanced Health Care Directive (Living Will Form) The post Advanced Healthcare Directives (Living Will) Form appeared first on Winblad Law PLLC Edmond Oklahoma.
  • Nov 3

    How to get Title to Inherited Property in Oklahoma, Ancillary, Summary Probate or Affidavit of Heirship

    How to get Title to Inherited Property in Oklahoma, Ancillary, Summary Probate or Affidavit of Heirship
    A parent or spouse died but owned land or oil & gas mineral rights in Oklahoma: Has one of these happened to you? An investor wants to buy minerals owned by a family member who has died. A oil company wants to lease minerals that were in…
Rank this Week: 2060

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/
  • Feb 17

    POLST End-Of-Life Bills Deserve Support

    POLST End-Of-Life Bills Deserve Support
    The Pennsylvania Legislature is considering two bills intended to improve the use of doctor’s orders for end-of-life medical treatment. House Bill 1196 and Senate Bill 623 would standardize POLST orders and provide guidance and education to…
  • Jan 12

    New Medicare Cards are being Issued - Here is what you Need to Know

    New Medicare Cards are being Issued - Here is what you Need to Know
    Your Medicare card is being replaced. For many seniors their red white and blue Medicare card is one of their most important possessions. The card lists your name and related Social Security Number and shows the dates you became eligible for…
  • Jan 5

    PA Medicaid Penalty Divisor Set at $330.19 for 2018

    PA Medicaid Penalty Divisor Set at $330.19 for 2018
    For many Pennsylvania families qualification for Medicaid long-term care benefits is critical to meeting the cost of care for a frail family member. But, an applicant for this government assistance may be made ineligible for benefits if he or…
Rank this Week: 3392

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Feb 16

    Survey Finds the American Workplace is Toxic

    Survey Finds the American Workplace is Toxic
    A survey by a market research group has found that about half of American workers – 77 million people – are affected by workplace bullying. The survey by  Radius Global Market Research found that 60 percent of American…
  • Feb 8

    Contrary to Pres. Trump, Happy Days Are Not Here Again

    Contrary to Pres. Trump, Happy Days Are Not Here Again
    President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address this week did little to reassure American workers or retirees that happy days are here again. Workers today are subjected to working conditions that create health endangering stress…
  • Feb 1

    Contrary to Pres. Trump, Happy Days are NOT Here Again

    Contrary to Pres. Trump, Happy Days are NOT Here Again
    President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address this week did little to reassure American workers or retirees that happy days are here again. Workers today are subjected to working conditions that create health endangering stress…
Rank this Week: 1279

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/
  • Feb 16

    Can a smell test help identify dementia risk?

    Can a smell test help identify dementia risk?
    Dementia is a devastating, life-altering illness that leads to memory loss and decline of mental abilities over time. What makes dementia even more challenging to deal with is its difficulty to diagnose. However, researchers are now hopeful…
  • Feb 15

    One of Three Tax Seminars are Full

    One of Three Tax Seminars are Full
    We are excited about how many people have registered for our free Trump Tax Reform and Your Tax and Estate Planning Seminar. Please note that our Thursday, February 22, 2018 seminar at the Hotel Biltmore is full. We still have room at our…
  • Jan 26

    Gilfix & La Poll offers free estate planning seminars on Trump tax reform

    Gilfix & La Poll offers free estate planning seminars on Trump tax reform
    Uncertain about what the new tax law means for you and your family? Wondering how to proceed with your estate planning in light of President Trump’s tax reform? Gilfix and La Poll Associates is here to help. Attorneys Michael Gilfix and…
Rank this Week: 2104

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: 2314

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
  • Feb 16

    Revisiting the Dying Declaration Exception

    Revisiting the Dying Declaration Exception
    The “dying declaration” exception to the hearsay rule just jumped from law school textbooks onto California newspapers: A young woman who was stabbed and bleeding told officers who had assaulted her shortly before she died,…
  • Feb 14

    When Marriage Is Not About Love

    When Marriage Is Not About Love
    Valentine’s Day is about romance and love—and a lot of marriage proposals are made on that day. But sometimes there’s fraud lurking among the roses and chocolates. Marriage fraud under immigration law is a big issue for…
  • Feb 12

    Checklist for Employers Conducting Misconduct Investigation

    Checklist for Employers Conducting Misconduct Investigation
    Whenever an employer learns of employee behavior that’s inappropriate, unlawful, or violates company policies, it’s time to investigate. California law may require an employer investigation (e.g., for harassment), but even if not…
Rank this Week: 644

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Feb 16

    Death and TOSI Part 2: Spouse

    Death and TOSI Part 2: Spouse
    My past two blogs have looked at the December 13, 2017 draft legislation that amends and expands the tax on split income (“TOSI”) rules. In my last blog I outlined some of the special rules that apply (in the context of TOSI) to…
  • Feb 15

    Ready to Rumble: Law of Trusts vs. Law of Contract

    Ready to Rumble: Law of Trusts vs. Law of Contract
    This Blog was written by : Peter Meitanis   In a battle that dates back to the Medieval Ages, two bitter rivals are back at it again. The location of the latest bout is British Columbia’s Court of Appeal. Get your popcorn ready…
  • Feb 13

    The Utility (or lack thereof) of Extrinsic Evidence When Interpreting a Will

    The Utility (or lack thereof) of Extrinsic Evidence When Interpreting a Will
    This blog is written by Ronald Neal, student-at-law. Can one rely on extrinsic evidence (i.e. evidence that relates to a will but is not contained in it) to establish the intentions of a testator? This was a question recently considered by…
Rank this Week: 372

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

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

    Social Security Disability applicants benefit from representation

    Social Security Disability applicants benefit from representation
    People in California who are unable to work may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits. However, the process to apply for and receive these benefits can often be difficult and challenging.…
  • Feb 15

    Past work as it applies to disability benefit

    Past work as it applies to disability benefit
    Those in California and elsewhere who apply for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits will be asked for information relating to their mental and physical abilities. This information is used to create a residual functional capacity score.…
  • Feb 8

    Response times have no bearing on the merits of an SSD case

    Response times have no bearing on the merits of an SSD case
    It is not uncommon for a person's initial Social Security Disability or SSI benefit application to be denied. The speed of which a California resident's application is denied has no bearing on the strength of an individual's case. Those…
Rank this Week: 1035

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/
Rank this Week: 520

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Feb 15

    Planning for Retirement Plans and IRAs: Asset Protection

    Planning for Retirement Plans and IRAs: Asset Protection
    Perhaps the largest part of most Americans’ wealth is in their qualified plan or IRA. Planning for these assets is one of the most important parts of the estate plan, for many reasons. This article will discuss the asset protection of…
  • Feb 13

    What Medicare Doesn’t Cover

    What Medicare Doesn’t Cover
    Medicaid planning is vitally important to ensure that you have the money to pay for your healthcare needs as you get older or you become sick. Many people believe that Medicare will cover them fully when they qualify for benefits, but…
  • Feb 8

    Why Seniors Can be In Trouble If They Don’t Have a Nursing Home Plan

    Why Seniors Can be In Trouble If They Don’t Have a Nursing Home Plan
    Cincinnati nursing home lawyers offer assistance to individuals who want to ensure they are prepared in case nursing home care becomes necessary. While you may not want to think about the day when you can’t live by yourself any…
Rank this Week: 2260

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Feb 15

    Greetings!

    Greetings!
    This is my first post.
  • May 16

    Advanced Directives – Do You Need One?

    Advanced Directives – Do You Need One?
    You are likely accustomed to making decisions for yourself, from small, seemingly insignificant decisions to major decisions. What happens, however, if you suffer from a terminal illness or a catastrophic accident that leaves you…
  • May 9

    Questions To Consider When Choosing a Guardian for Minor Children

    Questions To Consider When Choosing a Guardian for Minor Children
    When most people think of the purpose of a Last Will and Testament they envision the distribution of estate assets after death. While your Will does allow you to decide who will receive which assets after your death, it can also serve one…
Rank this Week: 999

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
  • Feb 15

    Estate Planning 101

    Estate Planning 101
    Estate planning doesn’t have to be a frightening event, nor should it be something you put off simply because you don’t know where to begin. Rochester Elder Law Attorney Miles Zatkowsky says that when you work with an experienced…
  • Feb 12

    Change Your Estate Plan After A Divorce

    Change Your Estate Plan After A Divorce
    When you’re going through a divorce, one of the last things on your mind will be “should I change my estate plan?” As a Rochester Elder Law Attorney, Miles Zatkowsky urges divorcing partners to contact an elder law attorney…
  • Feb 8

    What Are The Keys To Estate Planning?

    What Are The Keys To Estate Planning?
    Estate planning requires an individual to think about his or her death and Miles Zatkowsky, a Rochester Elder Law Attorney, understands that is not a conversation too many individuals are comfortable with. Estate planning, though is a…
Rank this Week: 3646

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/
  • Feb 15

    Illinois Nursing Homes Interviewed in Alarming Human Rights Report

    Illinois Nursing Homes Interviewed in Alarming Human Rights Report
    Researchers with the advocate group Human Rights Watch interviewed 323 people and visited 109 nursing homes in six U.S. states between October 2016 and March 2017. The goal was to discuss the overuse and misuse of antipsychotic drugs given to…
  • Feb 15

    AARP Ranks Quality of Life for Illinois Long-Term Care Residents as Poor

    AARP Ranks Quality of Life for Illinois Long-Term Care Residents as Poor
    AARP has reviewed all 50 states and the District of Columbia to highlight progress and pace of change, as well as identify needs for the improvements of long-term care services and support systems for older adults, people with physical…
  • Feb 13

    Milwaukee Nursing Home CNA Stole Opiates From Patients and Sold to Confidential Informant

    Milwaukee Nursing Home CNA Stole Opiates From Patients and Sold to Confidential Informant
    With national opioid addiction rates at an all-time high, civilians, lawmakers, and loved ones of victims are all calling for stricter controls on the extremely addictive medications. The ability to obtain opioids such as fentanyl, morphine,…
Rank this Week: 210

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/
  • Feb 14

    Valentines Day buzzkill: guard your wallet as well as your heart

    Valentines Day buzzkill: guard your wallet as well as your heart
    Don't become a victim of a romance scam, learn to spot the signs and how to protect your money and assets from the saddest of scams. The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has the scoop here…
  • Feb 2

    Guard your income tax refund now

    Guard your income tax refund now
    The early bird may get your income tax refund. There are identity thieves capable of locating your name and Social Security Number. From there, they can file a fake return using made-up amounts and happily collect your refund. It’s that…
  • Jan 26

    RAISE Family Caregivers Act signed into federal law

    RAISE Family Caregivers Act signed into federal law
    The Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act was signed by President Trump on 1/24/18. The Act, a bipartisan effort supported by AARP, requires the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to…
Rank this Week: 1759

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

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

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

    Lou Giampa – How Do I Talk To My Parents About Getting Help In Their Home

    Lou Giampa – How Do I Talk To My Parents About Getting Help In Their Home
    Our guest this week is Lou Giampa, President and Owner of Right at Home, a NYS Licensed Home Care Agency servicing Westchester County, NY.  Lou joins Bernie to discuss home health care, aging parents, and having the conversation with…
  • Feb 8

    Understand Basics of New FINRA Rules to Prevent Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Loved One

    Understand Basics of New FINRA Rules to Prevent Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Loved One
    By Stacy Sadove, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP In a positive development for seniors and individuals with disabilities, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has just approved the adoption of the Financial Industry…
  • Jan 29

    Effects of the New Tax Law on Estate Planning

    Effects of the New Tax Law on Estate Planning
    Register for our webinar: “What Do the New Tax Laws Mean and How Does It Affect Me?” on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (EST) by clicking here. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was signed into law by…
Rank this Week: 2023

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate topics in New York. By the Law Offices of Roman Aminov.

http://www.aminovlaw.com
  • Feb 13

    How Long Does Probate Take in New York?

    How Long Does Probate Take in New York?
    I am often asked, Roman, How Long Does It Take For A Will To Go Through Probate in NY? The answer always depends on the particular circumstance of the case. Variables such as whether the will is being contested by an interested party, the…
  • Feb 13

    How Much Does Probate Cost in New York?

    How Much Does Probate Cost in New York?
    Many people think that probate is always a long and expensive process. In reality, most probate matters are handled quickly and efficiently. What’s The Cost Of Probate in NY? Assuming that no one is contesting the will or challenging…
  • Dec 25

    Funding Your Living Trust

    Funding Your Living Trust
    Imagine buying a beautiful new family car, taking it home, and leaving it parked in your garage. Then, instead of using your shiny new vehicle to transport your family, you use public transportation to get you and your family around. As silly…
Rank this Week: 1298

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/
  • Feb 13

    Neighbour denied $100,000 after deceased's cheque bounced

    Neighbour denied $100,000 after deceased's cheque bounced
    Have you ever wondered what would happen if a person wrote you a cheque but then that person died before the cheque went through? Would the cheque be valid? Would the deceased person's estate have to pay? Would the court uphold your right to…
  • Feb 12

    What's with executors giving personal items to non-beneficiaries?

    What's with executors giving personal items to non-beneficiaries?
    What is it with executors who give away the deceased's personal and household items to people who are not beneficiaries of the will? This week I've had several calls from family members who are upset and angry at executors who have given the…
  • Feb 12

    How much detail should be in an executor's accounts?

    How much detail should be in an executor's accounts?
    I often hear from clients and blog readers who want to talk about an accounting received from an executor on the wind-up of an estate. Sometimes there are complaints but most of the time it's really an open-ended question: how much detail…
Rank this Week: 3647

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/
  • Feb 13

    5 Ways for Seniors to Alleviate Boredom

    5 Ways for Seniors to Alleviate Boredom
    You finally broke free from the 9 to 5 grind and now retirement isn’t what you thought it would be and you are bored, very bored.  Or maybe you are the son, daughter, spouse of a retiree and you see … Continue reading →
  • Feb 13

    Seniors and Boredom

    Seniors and Boredom
    You finally broke free from the 9 to 5 grind and now retirement isn’t what you thought it would be and you are bored, very bored.  Or maybe you are the son, daughter, spouse of a retiree and you see … Continue reading →
  • Nov 28

    Responsibilities of a Legal Guardian for Senior

    Responsibilities of a Legal Guardian for Senior
    When we think of the term “guardianship,” we typically picture someone tasked with caring for a child. But what happens when an adult needs a guardian? It’s the type of question an elder law attorney in Bucks County is often…
Rank this Week: 1919

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
  • Feb 13

    How Can Our Family Spend Money That’s in a Special Needs Trust?

    How Can Our Family Spend Money That’s in a Special Needs Trust?
    A Special Needs Trust can hold money or title to property for the benefit of a disabled individual. The funds need to be used to supplement benefits received from government programs such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).…
  • Feb 8

    Special Needs Planning: Don’t Leave Your Child’s Future in the Hands of an Unpredictable Congre

    Special Needs Planning: Don’t Leave Your Child’s Future in the Hands of an Unpredictable Congre
    Government programs are meant to provide assistance to our citizens. However, even programs that can mean the difference between life and death, such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), can have their budgets cut, benefits…
  • Jan 31

    Virginia Special Needs Planning Lawyer: Guardianship and the Autistic Adult

    Virginia Special Needs Planning Lawyer: Guardianship and the Autistic Adult
    As a Virginia special needs planning lawyer, I know that everyone who falls on the Autism spectrum is unique. Some will grow to be adults who can generally function in the world, make decisions on their own behalf, and effectively communicate…
Rank this Week: 4304

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/
  • Feb 13

    A Seldom Discussed Legal Issue? The Problem of Smokers with Dementia

    A Seldom Discussed Legal Issue? The Problem of Smokers with Dementia
    My family has been struggling with the issue of what to do about the increasing safety risk of a family member who, at age 90+, is still a smoker, but now also a smoker with dementia. Our family has long...
  • Feb 12

    Kaiser Health Offers Q & A on "Living Well with Dementia" on Tuesday, Feb 13

    Kaiser Health Offers Q & A on "Living Well with Dementia" on Tuesday, Feb 13
    Sorry for the late news but Kaiser Health News is offering a live discussion via Facebook Live! and Twitter on "Living Well with Dementia" on Tuesday, February 13, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Hear are details: Join…
  • Feb 11

    Seventh Circuit Interprets "Ambiguous" Special Needs Trust, Amid Background of Fraud Claim

    Seventh Circuit Interprets "Ambiguous" Special Needs Trust, Amid Background of Fraud Claim
    On February 7, 2018, the Seventh Circuit ruled as a matter of law that language in documentation attempting to create a Special Needs Trust was ambiguous. In its decision in National Foundation for Special Needs Integrity, Inc. v. Reese,…
Rank this Week: 1070

Chicago Injury Lawyer

Chicago Injury Lawyer

By the Willens Law Offices.

https://www.willenslaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 12

    What Is Duty Of Care And What Does It Mean For Your Medical Malpractice Case?

    What Is Duty Of Care And What Does It Mean For Your Medical Malpractice Case?
    If you are bringing a medical malpractice lawsuit, the first thing you must establish is that the doctor had a “duty of care” to you. Here’s what this legal concept means and how it can affect your case. Doctor’s Duty…
  • Feb 6

    Traumatic Brain Injury And PTSD Often Go Hand In Hand

    Traumatic Brain Injury And PTSD Often Go Hand In Hand
    We often hear of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) discussed as separate health issues. Though these two are indeed separate conditions, they often coincide and can cause a perfect storm for a patient. So…
  • Jan 30

    3 Lesser-Known Causes Of Truck Accident

    3 Lesser-Known Causes Of Truck Accident
    We often hear of safe driving measures to practice when sharing the road with a large truck, such as avoiding their blind spots and keeping ample distance behind them. But we also need to pay attention to some lesser-known yet equally…
Rank this Week: 2818

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/blog
  • Feb 12

    The Shocking Truth About Not Planning

    The Shocking Truth About Not Planning
    Estate planning is about more than who gets what when.  Estate planning is the way you give instructions and create a map for how you want to live out your life. This article is in 2 sections.  Section 1 describes what can happen…
  • Feb 9

    How Will the New Tax Law Affect Your Family?

    How Will the New Tax Law Affect Your Family?
    President Trump signed the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act bill into law on December 22, 2017, and the law includes a number of historic changes to the federal tax code. However, the vast majority of the most dramatic changes are aimed at business…
  • Feb 3

    The Disastrous Dangers of Putting Your Children on Your Accounts and Deed

    The Disastrous Dangers of Putting Your Children on Your Accounts and Deed
    So many people think that they need to put their children’s names on their checking accounts, savings accounts, and deeds to their property so that the children can help them out and inherit without probate. This is such a dangerous,…
Rank this Week: 2651

DeWitt Law Firm

DeWitt Law Firm

Covers estate planning, probate, and elder law.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/estateplanning-probate-elderlaw-blog/
  • Feb 12

    The Shocking Truth About Not Planning

    The Shocking Truth About Not Planning
    Estate planning is about more than who gets what when.  Estate planning is the way you give instructions and create a map for how you want to live out your life. This article is in 2 sections.  Section 1 describes what can happen…
  • Feb 9

    How Will the New Tax Law Affect Your Family?

    How Will the New Tax Law Affect Your Family?
    President Trump signed the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act bill into law on December 22, 2017, and the law includes a number of historic changes to the federal tax code. However, the vast majority of the most dramatic changes are aimed at business…
  • Feb 3

    The Disastrous Dangers of Putting Your Children on Your Accounts and Deed

    The Disastrous Dangers of Putting Your Children on Your Accounts and Deed
    So many people think that they need to put their children’s names on their checking accounts, savings accounts, and deeds to their property so that the children can help them out and inherit without probate. This is such a dangerous,…
Rank this Week: 1894

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
  • Feb 11

    Thoughtful Catholic approach to conversations about end of life care

    Thoughtful Catholic approach to conversations about end of life care
    I had the opportunity today to read a very thoughtful article about a meeting of Catholic physicians who are helping their very ill patients to wrestle with hard decisions about whether to utilize palliative care in place of active…
  • Feb 9

    Tips on the nursing home admissions proce

    Tips on the nursing home admissions proce
    The need to place a beloved family member in a nursing home may be one of the most harrowing and heartbreaking decisions a person has to make. Not only is there a terrible sense of guilt and failure, but the … Continue reading…
  • Feb 6

    Hospital’s Failure to apply for charity care for psychiatric emergency patient leaves hospital holding the bag

    Hospital’s Failure to apply for charity care for psychiatric emergency patient leaves hospital holding the bag
    DRAFT   MUST REWRITE    text from daily briefingHEALTH CARE LAW New Jersey has a Charity Care program which pays for hospital care for uninsured individuals who meet the stringent income and asset requirements and…
Rank this Week: 1159

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/
  • Feb 10

    NY Attorney General: Massive Scheme to Defraud Medicaid and Medicare Harmed Patient

    NY Attorney General: Massive Scheme to Defraud Medicaid and Medicare Harmed Patient
    The Attorney General’s Office in New York announced the indictment of two Brooklyn men for running a massive scheme to defraud Medicare and Medicaid recipients from healthcare clinics in the Bronx and Manhattan. According to the…
  • Feb 7

    Aggression Between Nursing Home Residents Common, Unreported

    Aggression Between Nursing Home Residents Common, Unreported
    In the first study of its kind, a new report found that many nursing home residents experience violence from other residents while residents.  In America, 18 percent of staff at one residential facility reported aggression by…
  • Feb 3

    Report: Hospice Does Not Respond One in Five Time

    Report: Hospice Does Not Respond One in Five Time
    A new report by Time Magazine shines a harsh light on the hospice care industry in America – reporting that 21 percent of hospices, accounting for more than 84,000 patients, failed to provide critical care to patients in 2015.  The…
Rank this Week: 4360

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Florida Elective Share Statute Change

    Florida Elective Share Statute Change
    The Florida Elective Share statutes has made it almost impossible to disinherit a spouse from your estate outside of a premarital, prenuptial, or post-nuptial agreement. In 1999, the Florida Legislature enacted what we now call the Florida…
  • Jan 3

    Tortious interference of a testamentary expectancy

    Tortious interference of a testamentary expectancy
    Tortious interference of a testamentary expectancy is a “tort” or a wrongful act that causes economic harm to another person, and allows for compensatory and punitive damages. The plaintiff must prove the following elements…
  • Sep 29

    5 Estate Planning Tips for Your Retirement

    5 Estate Planning Tips for Your Retirement
    Are you getting close to retirement? Do you want to develop an effective estate plan but you are not sure how to start? If your answer to one of these two questions is affirmative, you have come to the right resource. We are all aware how…
Rank this Week: 627

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/
  • Feb 8

    New Medicare Cards Are Coming (And Bringing Along New Scams, Of Course)

    New Medicare Cards Are Coming (And Bringing Along New Scams, Of Course)
    Starting in April 2018, new Medicare cards will be mailed to 60 million Medicare beneficiaries. Mandated by the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act of 2015, the new cards will no longer display your Social Security number. Instead,…
  • Feb 6

    The Step-Up in Basis Remains, For Now

    The Step-Up in Basis Remains, For Now
    There was talk last year in Congress about doing away with the step-up in basis for inherited assets. My office has received several inquiries recently regarding whether the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act eliminated the step-up. Happily, it did not.…
  • Jan 28

    New federal law addresses increasing incidence of elder abuse by court-appointed guardian

    New federal law addresses increasing incidence of elder abuse by court-appointed guardian
    The Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act became law in October, 2017. The result of rarely-seen bipartisan cooperation in Washington, the law seeks to stem the growing tide of elder abuse and fraud by court-appointed guardians, as well…
Rank this Week: 3652

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers elder abuse, prescription medication misuse and bedsores. By Walton Law, A.P.C.

http://www.californiaelderabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 6

    Elder’s Rights in a California Nursing Home

    Elder’s Rights in a California Nursing Home
    Elders being admitted to a long-term care facility, such as a Southern California nursing home, are granted certain rights. These rights are protected by regulations on both the State and Federal level. Specifically, these rights are…
  • Jan 15

    What you need to know about Elders sustaining a broken bone

    What you need to know about Elders sustaining a broken bone
    Millions of elders will fracture, or break, a bone each year. Falls are the leading cause of broken bones in those over 65, and one out of three elders will fall each year. Unfortunately, falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal…
  • Jan 1

    What can a San Diego Elder Abuse Attorney do for you?

    What can a San Diego Elder Abuse Attorney do for you?
    Elder abuse typically refers to the knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a custodial care provider, caregiver, or any other person that causes harm to a vulnerable adult. In California, anyone aged 65 and older is protected by the Elder…
Rank this Week: 4416

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Staying Safe During Cold Weather

    Staying Safe During Cold Weather
    With massive winter storms sweeping across the country, older adults and their loved ones need to take special precautions against conditions that can lead to potentially serious accidents or adverse medical conditions. Even in areas of the…
  • Feb 1

    How to Future of Elder Care Could Take its Toll on Millenial

    How to Future of Elder Care Could Take its Toll on Millenial
    A recent article by the New York Times covered some of the trends in aging and the economy that could have a tremendous impact on how families, particularly women and millenials, care for elder family members in the future. While it is no…
  • Jan 29

    Does New York Offer Paid Family Leave?

    Does New York Offer Paid Family Leave?
    Starting January 1, 2018, most employees who work in New York State for private employers will be eligible to take paid family leave to care for a newborn child or a sick family member. If you are a public employee working for the state, your…
Rank this Week: 542