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South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • May 26

    Strangulation Death

    Strangulation Death
    Authorities are investigating the strangulation death of 75-year-old Rebecca Eudy, who was found April 5 at Open Fields Assisted Living in Tarboro.  Open Fields is an adult care facility, which houses the elderly and also some…
  • May 25

    Scabies Overtakes Community

    Scabies Overtakes Community
    A scabies outbreak at Longmeadow Nursing Care nursing home in south Arkansas spread throughout the facility and into the community after those in charge failed to act. According to a government report, management told nursing staff…
  • May 24

    Scabies: Ignore and Coverup

    Scabies: Ignore and Coverup
    The Washington Post reported on a nursing home resident Rebecca Zeni who was “eaten alive” by scabies. Parasitic mites had burrowed under her skin, living and laying eggs all over her body. By the time she died, vesicles and…
Rank this Week: 4005

Learn About Law

Learn About Law

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

https://www.oflaherty-law.com/our-law-blog
  • May 25

    How long does it take to go through a divorce in Illinois?

    How long does it take to go through a divorce in Illinois?
    We discuss length of time a divorce in Illinois takes, including “The Divorce Timeline”, “What Affects the Timing of Your Divorce”, and “How to Speed Up Your Divorce Process”. The biggest factor in how much…
  • May 24

    Will Dating While My Divorce is Pending Affect the Outcome?

    Will Dating While My Divorce is Pending Affect the Outcome?
    We examine whether dating during a divorce impacts the outcome of the divorce. We look at the emotions involved, parental responsibilities, and issues that dating during a divorce can cause in negotiating a settlement.
  • May 23

    Parenting Plans Explained | Illinois Joint Parenting Agreement

    Parenting Plans Explained | Illinois Joint Parenting Agreement
    In this article, we will examine the important details of Illinois parenting plans to determine the allocation of parenting time and responsibility in divorce and paternity cases, including how to file a parenting plan, what’s typically…
Rank this Week: 2078

The Law Office of Michael…

The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C.

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.mrobinsonlaw.com/blog/
  • May 25

    How Tax Reform Could Impact Various Familie

    How Tax Reform Could Impact Various Familie
    Learn how the Republican blueprint for tax reform would impact different families from an estate planning perspective. The post How Tax Reform Could Impact Various Families appeared first on Estate Planning Services in Rochester, New York and…
  • May 24

    Why It’s Important for Your Family to Know Where Your Assets Are

    Why It’s Important for Your Family to Know Where Your Assets Are
    A Rochester asset protection attorney can provide assistance with making a plan to pass assets onto your loved ones after you pass away.  It is [Read more...] The post Why It’s Important for Your Family to Know Where Your Assets…
  • May 22

    Basics of Estate Planning: Lack of Coordination

    Basics of Estate Planning: Lack of Coordination
    Perhaps the most common mistake in estate planning isn’t apparent by looking at the will or trust document itself. The most common mistake is a failure to coordinate the primary vehicle with the rest of the plan. Read this blog to learn…
Rank this Week: 2293

Chicago Injury Lawyer

Chicago Injury Lawyer

By the Willens Law Offices.

https://www.willenslaw.com/blog/
  • May 25

    Swimming Pool Safety Tips For Chicago Families And Vacationer

    Swimming Pool Safety Tips For Chicago Families And Vacationer
    Warmer weather has finally arrived here in Chicagoland – it’s the time of year when many of us start flocking to swimming pools for fun in the water. Whether you are enjoying a pool at a hotel, at a public space, or in your own…
  • May 15

    Loose Manhole Covers Are A Danger To Driver

    Loose Manhole Covers Are A Danger To Driver
    We don’t really think much of manholes when we’re driving. They are a small and common feature of our streets. But unsecured manholes can trigger devastating accidents – ones that can cause injuries and even death. CBS…
  • May 8

    Matthew Willens Interviewed by Sonia D. Coleman

    Matthew Willens Interviewed by Sonia D. Coleman
     Interview Transcript: Coleman: Welcome to the podcast for the law office of Sonia D. Coleman, PC. I’m your host, Sonia Coleman, and I’m so happy that you’re joining us today. The office of Sonia D.…
Rank this Week: 2458

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

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

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    Here are some useful kits and guides for DIY executors and planner

    Here are some useful kits and guides for DIY executors and planner
    Because I've been blogging here for a few years now, I tend to hear many of your questions several times. Your situations are all individual and unique, but the issues and concerns are common to everyone. I usually try to answer all questions…
  • May 23

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

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

    Father disinherited from son's estate for abandonment

    Father disinherited from son's estate for abandonment
    Here is a twist on the usual stories we hear about people being disinherited. Usually the story is that a parent left a child out of the will. In this case from Kentucky, a father has been disinherited for abandoning his son. A young man…
Rank this Week: 4378

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/
  • May 25

    New Guidance for Special Needs Trust

    New Guidance for Special Needs Trust
    On April 30, 2018, the Social Security Administration (SSA) released new Program Operating Manual System (POMS) provisions, which are essentially a set of guidelines utilized by eligibility workers processing claims for Social Security…
  • May 18

    I am a Beneficiary of an Estate – Why Did I Receive a Schedule K-1?

    I am a Beneficiary of an Estate – Why Did I Receive a Schedule K-1?
    For the most part, property you inherit is not included in your income for tax purposes. However, items which are considered “income in respect of a decedent,” or “IRD” may be taxable to you or a portion thereof.…
  • May 14

    The Importance of Good Recordkeeping – and Which Documents to Keep

    The Importance of Good Recordkeeping – and Which Documents to Keep
    As the ease of managing accounts and finances online continues to increase, many of our clients wonder which documents, records, and papers they actually need to keep around the house. Not having certain documents on hand can be frustrating…
Rank this Week: 2215

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • May 25

    New Guidance for Special Needs Trust

    New Guidance for Special Needs Trust
    On April 30, 2018, the Social Security Administration (SSA) released new Program Operating Manual System (POMS) provisions, which are essentially a set of guidelines utilized by eligibility workers processing claims for Social Security…
  • May 18

    I am a Beneficiary of an Estate – Why Did I Receive a Schedule K-1?

    I am a Beneficiary of an Estate – Why Did I Receive a Schedule K-1?
    For the most part, property you inherit is not included in your income for tax purposes. However, items which are considered “income in respect of a decedent,” or “IRD” may be taxable to you or a portion thereof.…
  • May 14

    The Importance of Good Recordkeeping – and Which Documents to Keep

    The Importance of Good Recordkeeping – and Which Documents to Keep
    As the ease of managing accounts and finances online continues to increase, many of our clients wonder which documents, records, and papers they actually need to keep around the house. Not having certain documents on hand can be frustrating…
Rank this Week: 1761

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

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

http://blog.moynihanlyons.com/
  • May 25

    President May Be Entitled to Social Security Bonu

    President May Be Entitled to Social Security Bonu
    Some of the protections set up in Social Security, don’t make sense in today’s world. When Social Security was set up for traditional families, the retirement or death of the husband would cause great hardship. Therefore, the government…
  • May 24

    Americans Living Longer but Expenses Increasing

    Americans Living Longer but Expenses Increasing
    As the life expectancy increases, so do the anticipated expenses. Cecilia Chiang, 98, continues to live both an active personal life, as well as business life. However, that lifestyle takes some planning, according to Market Watch in "5…
  • May 23

    You May Not Want the Cheapest Estate Plan

    You May Not Want the Cheapest Estate Plan
    Shopping around is a popular pastime of Americans. However, price may not be best judge of value, when it comes to estate planning. Consumers of legal services are not much different than price-conscious retail shoppers. However, price should…
Rank this Week: 649

CEB blog

CEB blog

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

http://blog.ceb.com
  • May 25

    How to Dump a Prospective Client Who Doesn’t Pay Your Retainer

    How to Dump a Prospective Client Who Doesn’t Pay Your Retainer
    You meet with a prospective client and explain that you’ll need a initial retainer fee to get started. The prospective client doesn’t pay the fee and you’re pretty sure this will be a pattern, so you decide not to take on…
  • May 23

    12 Grounds for Objecting to Interrogatorie

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

    How Far Does a Landowner’s Liability Go?

    How Far Does a Landowner’s Liability Go?
    Landowners’ duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition has a pretty far reach, but the California Supreme Court recently curbed it. A landowner’s duty extends to all areas that (1) visitors are expressly or…
Rank this Week: 1105

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Tennessee.

http://blog.epctn.com/
  • May 25

    President May Be Entitled to Social Security Bonu

    President May Be Entitled to Social Security Bonu
    Some of the protections set up in Social Security, don’t make sense in today’s world. When Social Security was set up for traditional families, the retirement or death of the husband would cause great hardship. Therefore, the government…
  • May 24

    Americans Living Longer but Expenses Increasing

    Americans Living Longer but Expenses Increasing
    As the life expectancy increases, so do the anticipated expenses. Cecilia Chiang, 98, continues to live both an active personal life, as well as business life. However, that lifestyle takes some planning, according to Market Watch in "5…
  • May 23

    You May Not Want the Cheapest Estate Plan

    You May Not Want the Cheapest Estate Plan
    Shopping around is a popular pastime of Americans. However, price may not be best judge of value, when it comes to estate planning. Consumers of legal services are not much different than price-conscious retail shoppers. However, price should…
Rank this Week: 3331

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • May 25

    Editorial: How Dangerous Doctors Escape Despite Data Bank

    Editorial: How Dangerous Doctors Escape Despite Data Bank
    Three decades ago, Congress passed a law designed to change all that. “Incompetent practitioners will no longer be able to escape detection by moving from state to state,” Health and Human Services Secretary Louis Sullivan said…
  • May 24

    Planning Your Estate? 5 Things to Not Overlook

    Planning Your Estate? 5 Things to Not Overlook
    The United States ranks sixth in the world in the amount of money that they expect to leave others when they pass away. Those living in Australia expect to leave the most with the average being $500,000. Aussies are followed … Continue…
  • May 23

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

    Substance-Abuse-Related Deaths Rose More Than 600% Over 34 Year
    CNN  reports on its website that from 1980 to 2014, “2.84 million Americans died of alcohol, drugs, suicide, domestic violence or abuse, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA,” indicating a more…
Rank this Week: 499

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • May 25

    Building a Winning Team

    Building a Winning Team
    Employees are typically at the top of the list for contributing to management discomfort. Why can’t my employee make decisions faster? Why do they talk too much? Why do they need so much feedback? Getting to know your employees takes…
  • May 23

    6 Important Estate Planning Considerations – Part 5: Retirement Asset

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

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

    It Won’t Kill You to Make Your Funeral and Estate Plan
    Just like the cobbler’s children go without shoes, too many estate planning attorneys don’t follow their own advice to clients. I’ve heard way too many stories of attorneys who drop dead without having a valid will in place,…
Rank this Week: 967

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/
  • May 25

    Sci Fi Friday: Recommending Short Story "Today I Am Paul"

    Sci Fi Friday: Recommending Short Story "Today I Am Paul"
    Of course, I'm supposed to be finishing my exam grading. Instead, while stopping by my office, I find a copy of a short story from one of my colleagues. The accompanying note says,"Not even my sci-fi 'escape' is untouched by...
  • May 24

    Not Everyone Is Driving Along the Information Highway

    Not Everyone Is Driving Along the Information Highway
    Believe it or not, there are those in the US who are not on the Internet. Although the numbers are growing, some still haven't gotten onto the information highway. We are seeing an increase in the use of the Internet...
  • May 24

    Banking Industry and the New Senior Safe Act

    Banking Industry and the New Senior Safe Act
    The "Senior Safe Act," part of a federal banking reform law that will modify Dodd-Frank, has been passed by both houses of Congress with bi-partisan support. Note the sometimes clever spelling for "Safe" as…
Rank this Week: 624

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

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

http://www.malmanlaw.com/malman-law-injury-blog
  • May 24

    Will Not Wearing a Motorcycle Helmet Affect Your Case?

    Will Not Wearing a Motorcycle Helmet Affect Your Case?
    Motorcycle accidents are by far one of the most catastrophic on the road. With the high speeds and a rider completely exposed to vehicles, elements, and the road itself, the injuries are much more severe than passengers in the vehicle. If you…
  • May 17

    Will a Car Accident Settlement Affect SSDI Benefits?

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

    Will a Car Accident Settlement Affect SSDI Benefits?

    Will a Car Accident Settlement Affect SSDI Benefits?
    Millions of Americans currently collect benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Equally, there are millions who suffer car accidents each year in the country. When you find yourself in both categories, you may wonder if one…
Rank this Week: 2276

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • May 24

    In Times Like These, America is Counting on … Who?

    In Times Like These, America is Counting on … Who?
    Democracy in America is under attack, according to The National Judicial College. The NCJ, based in Reno, NV, sounds a warning bell in an email fundraising appeal entitled, “In times like these, America is counting on judges.”…
  • May 21

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

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

    Federal Courts Waste Taxpayers Dollars & Thumb Their Nose at Taxpayer

    Federal Courts Waste Taxpayers Dollars & Thumb Their Nose at Taxpayer
    The vast majority of Americans are effectively locked out of federal courts because they have no money and the “system” is almost intentionally hostile and  un-navigable for lay people. Yet U.S. courts are more than willing…
Rank this Week: 2164

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: 3044

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • May 24

    New York End-of-Life Agency Allows Refusal of Food and Water Directive

    New York End-of-Life Agency Allows Refusal of Food and Water Directive
    Recently, the board for End Of Life Choices New York approved an aggressive new document that would allow individuals to stipulate in advance that they may refuse food and water should they develop dementia at some point. The goal of the…
  • May 20

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

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

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

    CMS Issues New ID Cards, Announces Increased Payments to Private Plan
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Studies (CMS) recently made a pair of announcements regarding changes to some of the important services the agency offers to millions of seniors across the country. Both of which aim to improve customer…
Rank this Week: 640

John Foy & Associates

John Foy & Associates

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

https://www.johnfoy.com/blog/
  • May 24

    Cattle Trailer Overturns On I-76

    Cattle Trailer Overturns On I-76
    Many things have clogged Georgia interstates over the years. From Coca-Cola to chickens to foam tomahawks to, as the late Keith Callan put it, that ubiquitous ladder in the roadway.... Read more » The post Cattle Trailer Overturns On…
  • May 23

    Talcum Powder Lawsuits Approved In Canada

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

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

    Horrendous Bus Crash In New Jersey Involving Students And A Dump Truck
    While school buses remain the safest method of transportation for students, accidents do occur. In the years between 2004 and 2013, only .4% of fatal accidents involved school buses. Most of... Read more » The post Horrendous Bus…
Rank this Week: 2526

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 24

    How to Make a Plan to Protect Your Pet

    How to Make a Plan to Protect Your Pet
    Estate planning attorneys offer invaluable help with many of the different steps you need to take in order to be prepared for an uncertain future. There is no guarantee regarding when or if you will get sick or when you will pass away, so you…
  • May 23

    Age-Related Retirement Milestone

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

    Cleveland Clinic Has Launched a Medicare Advantage Plan

    Cleveland Clinic Has Launched a Medicare Advantage Plan
    A Medicaid planning lawyer provides help understanding different kinds of coverage as well as coverage limitations for seniors. Many older people believe Medicare or Medicare Advantage plans will cover all of the care they need as they…
Rank this Week: 3324

Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • May 24

    Brian Salvi featured in FOX 32 special report on dog bite case

    Brian Salvi featured in FOX 32 special report on dog bite case
    CHICAGO (May 24, 2018) – A dog bite can happen in the blink of an eye, and the trauma can last a lifetime. But protecting yourself has to begin immediately. FOX 32 Chicago interviewed attorney Brian Salvi for a special... The post Brian…
  • May 23

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

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

    Salvi Law supports Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

    Salvi Law supports Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
    CHICAGO (May 16, 2018) – Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. is proud to once again support contemporary dance company Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Salvi Law’s donation, along with the support of many other Chicago…
Rank this Week: 2412

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Arizona SB 1100 Impacts Full and Final Settlements of Accepted Claim

    Arizona SB 1100 Impacts Full and Final Settlements of Accepted Claim
    Last month, Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1100 (SB 1100), which is a modification to the legislation allowing for full and final settlements.[1]  You may recall our initial blog on the ability to finally fully settle…
Rank this Week: 126

Newman Elder Law Blog

Newman Elder Law Blog

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

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

    Solo Aging and the Challenges it Bring

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

    You Have a Will, is That Enough?

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

    You Have a Will, is That Enough?

    You Have a Will, is That Enough?
    Roughly half of all Americans don’t have a will, so if you’ve already taken this vital step to protect your assets and successors then congratulations are in order – you’re already ahead of the curve. While a will is a…
Rank this Week: 1554

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

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

    Allsorts of Potential Problems with Joint Bank Account

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

    The Cost of Winning, Sort of….

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

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

    M.R.R. v. J.M.: Judicial Consideration of Ontario’s New Parentage Rule
    The new rules for determining parentage in Ontario, which were enacted by the All Families Are Equal Act (“AFAEA”), came into force on January 1, 2017. The new rules are set out in the new Part I of the Children’s Law Reform…
Rank this Week: 3051

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

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

    Navy veterans could soon get Agent Orange health benefit

    Navy veterans could soon get Agent Orange health benefit
    Congress is working on a bill that would extend health benefits to Navy veterans living in California and elsewhere who were exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. The bill, called the Blue Water Navy bill, is currently before...
  • May 21

    New life for bill that may extend Agent Orange benefit

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

    Disability hearings provide opportunities for SSD applicant

    Disability hearings provide opportunities for SSD applicant
    Many people in California may wonder whether they have a better opportunity to be successful in their application for Social Security Disability benefits when they have a hearing before a judge. During the first two levels of the disability…
Rank this Week: 2297

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.dutcher-zatkowsky.com
  • May 22

    What Is Elder Law?

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

    Spring Health Tips For Rochestarian

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

    Are You Preserving Your Family Memories?

    Are You Preserving Your Family Memories?
    Have you ever pulled out the “family recipe book” and wondered from whom they came? Did your mom, or was it your grandmother or great-grandmother who first penned those ingredients? Did you ever take the time to talk with your dad…
Rank this Week: 4377

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

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

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • May 22

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

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

    Hospice Employee Admits to Major Medicare Fraud

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

    Families Have Options For Reviewing Nursing Home Care

    Families Have Options For Reviewing Nursing Home Care
    Online Reviews Provide Easy-to-Read Critiques of Nursing Home Care but Families Must Research and Visit Facilities Prior to Choosing a Facility On any given day, hundreds of Illinois families are helping choose support for their loved ones…
Rank this Week: 148

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

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

    Can I Appeal a Decision Before the Case is Over?

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

    How Does A Judge Decide an Appeal?

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

    Inmate Medical and Mental Health Care Right

    Inmate Medical and Mental Health Care Right
    Inmate Medical and Mental Health Care Rights All prisoners have a right to adequate medical care, mental health care, and equal treatment which is guaranteed by the Constitution and federal law. Overcrowding, understaffing, and civil rights…
Rank this Week: 2136

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorknursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • May 21

    Beach Gardens Rehab and Nursing Center Cited for Pressure Ulcer

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

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

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

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

    “No Harm” Ratings and Nursing Homes: How is a Bedsore not considered “actual harm”?
    Monitoring and reporting of elder abuse is one of the most important responsibilities delegated to New York regulators. However, recent news reports have cast a light on the accuracy and effectiveness of these reports. Advocates for elder…
Rank this Week: 4498

Estate Planning and Asset…

Estate Planning and Asset Protection

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Eminent Domain in Oklahoma, What To Do When They Want to Condemn My Property
    Eminent Domain Guide for Land Owners If you’re reading this, somebody probably wants to take all or part of your property to build a road, pipeline, power line, or something else on your land, and you would prefer they went elsewhere.…
Rank this Week: 1794

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Four Things You Should Know About A Special Needs Trust

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

    Arlington Virginia Social Security Office to Close

    Arlington Virginia Social Security Office to Close
    Arlington Virginia Social Security Office to Close I was just informed that the Social Security office in Arlington, Virginia is closing on June 21, 2018. This office, which is located at 1401 Wilson Blvd., Suite 200, Arlington, VA 22209,…
Rank this Week: 3881

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

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

    Social Security and Student Loan

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

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

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

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

    Lack of Verification – Worse than a Medicaid Penalty? Part 1
           Whenever we are preparing to file a Medicaid application on behalf of a client we closely examine the 5 years of records that we will need to provide to the State together with the 16 page application. Those records…
Rank this Week: 2347

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

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

    Why does probate in Arkansas take so long?

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

    A Will Alone Will Not Prevent…

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

    Legal Minute – The Difference Between a Will and a Trust

    Legal Minute – The Difference Between a Will and a Trust
    One of the main differences between a will and a trust is that a will is only active after you pass away.  A trust starts working for you immediately. A will simply states who gets what and how much and appoints a representative to carry…
Rank this Week: 2488

DeWitt Law Firm

DeWitt Law Firm

Covers estate planning, probate, and elder law.

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

    Why does probate in Arkansas take so long?

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

    A Will Alone Will Not Prevent…

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

    Legal Minute – The Difference Between a Will and a Trust

    Legal Minute – The Difference Between a Will and a Trust
    One of the main differences between a will and a trust is that a will is only active after you pass away.  A trust starts working for you immediately. A will simply states who gets what and how much and appoints a representative to carry…
Rank this Week: 1566

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

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

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
  • May 19

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

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

    The Big Financial Danger Facing Older Adult

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

    Proposed Law Gives Visitation Rights to Families of Incapacitated Person

    Proposed Law Gives Visitation Rights to Families of Incapacitated Person
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Rank this Week: 2969

Eisen Law Blog

Eisen Law Blog

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

https://eisenlaw.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 2069

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: 398

The Ankin Law Blog

The Ankin Law Blog

Personal Injury, Worker's Compensation, and Social Security blog.

http://ankinlaw.com/blog/
  • May 16

    Workers’ Compensation for Airline Employee

    Workers’ Compensation for Airline Employee
    When airline workers are injured or become ill because of airplane crashes, turbulence, or other work-related incidents both on and off of the plane, they may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Airline workers of all kinds…
  • May 16

    Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Can Help with Work Injury Claim

    Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Can Help with Work Injury Claim
    A skilled Illinois workers’ compensation lawyer can be instrumental in helping victims get fair and absolute workers’ compensation benefits. Injured employees are generally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits…
  • May 14

    Who Can Make a Workers’ Compensation Claim

    Who Can Make a Workers’ Compensation Claim
    In Illinois, injured workers are generally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits when they suffer a work-related accident or are harmed by a hazard while performing the duties of their job or acting on behalf of their employer. To…
Rank this Week: 1623

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Provides estate planning thoughts, news and planning ideas. By Gilfix & La Poll Associates LLP.

http://www.gilfix.com/blog/
  • May 16

    Robot caregivers elicit mix of worry and enthusiasm among American

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

    Attorney Michael Gilfix featured as Great Giver in PACE newsletter

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

    ER visits increase disability risk for seniors, says study

    ER visits increase disability risk for seniors, says study
    An elderly individual’s emergency room visit for an injury or illness could signal serious health problems, according to recent research. Adults aged 65 and older who make a trip to the ER are at a 14 percent higher risk of experiencing…
Rank this Week: 1062

Southern California Nursing Home…

Southern California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • May 15

    Addressing Skilled Nursing Discharges in Oceanside

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

    Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes: Detection and Prevention

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

    Preventing Valley Center Nursing Home Abuse

    Preventing Valley Center Nursing Home Abuse
    Now is as good a time as any to begin thinking carefully about how citizens can play a role in preventing nursing home abuse and elder neglect in Valley Center. According to a recent article in The Acorn, when seniors see their family members…
Rank this Week: 738

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • May 15

    Retirement is Complicated

    Retirement is Complicated
    Many factors go into retirement decisions. This article examines many of those factors, such as where to retire, access to healthcare, income taxation, estate taxation, property taxation, etc. This article includes many links to helpful…
  • May 10

    Income Tax Basis in Estate Planning – Part 2

    Income Tax Basis in Estate Planning – Part 2
    When choosing the direction to take in estate planning, it’s important to consider the impact of the proposed estate plan on income tax basis. Basis is often overlooked when estate planning strategies are considered. This article…
  • May 8

    Basis is Important in Estate Planning

    Basis is Important in Estate Planning
    When choosing the direction to take in estate planning, it’s important to consider the impact on income tax basis. This article examines the nature of basis and follows an example from acquisition of property to death and looks how…
Rank this Week: 3330

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/
  • May 14

    Responsibilities of a Court Appointed Guardian in Jacksonville, FL

    Responsibilities of a Court Appointed Guardian in Jacksonville, FL
    If you are a Court Appointed Guardian in  you may be concerned about the Responsibilities of a Court Appointed Guardian in Jacksonville, Fl. It is  important to understand the rights as well as the responsibilities when acting as a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3951

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

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

http://www.littmankrooks.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1763

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • May 13

    How Aging Affects Memory – and What to Take Care of Now

    How Aging Affects Memory – and What to Take Care of Now
    Most people assume that it is natural to lose the ability to remember things as they get older. While memory loss does happen as part of the aging process, the intensity and how it affects you depends on the person and type of memory…
  • Apr 23

    How Does Nursing Home Medicaid Work?

    How Does Nursing Home Medicaid Work?
    Medicaid is a government-funded program that takes many forms. Many New York residents are surprised to find out how many options they have for Medicaid coverage, including Nursing Home Medicaid. Nursing Home Medicaid is one of the more…
  • Apr 3

    What Is Community Medicaid and Who Qualifies for It?

    What Is Community Medicaid and Who Qualifies for It?
    New York offers various homecare and nursing home care solutions for aging residents. To determine which type of services you qualify for, you need to assess your budget. Depending on your income, age group, and disability status, you may be…
Rank this Week: 2581

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/
  • May 10

    Gordon Estate

    Gordon Estate
    Section 151 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act permits a beneficiary of a will, or in the case of an intestacy, an intestate successor to apply to court to bring or defend a claim in the name of the personal representative.The…
  • Mar 14

    Quinn Estate

    Quinn Estate
    Estate planning for people with assets and connections to both the United States and British Columbia is fraught with potential legal and tax pitfalls. It is important to get tax and legal advice with respect to the implications on both sides…
  • Mar 8

    Estate Litigation Basics Course, April 13, 2018

    Estate Litigation Basics Course, April 13, 2018
    I have the honour of speaking at the Continuing Legal Education Course on Estate Litigation Basics, at the Pan Pacific in Vancouver on April 13, 2018. I am speaking about evidence in estate litigation. My paper is co-authored (or will be when…
Rank this Week: 1236

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: 1605