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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/
  • 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: 116

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: 161

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: 178

Nursing Home Law News

Nursing Home Law News

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

https://www.nursinghomelawcenter.org/news/
  • Jan 25

    Senior Emergency Preparedne

    Senior Emergency Preparedne
    In an emergency, staying safe often depends on having some type of preparedness plan in place. This is particularly true for senior citizens. Whether a person is in a senior care facility or living independently at home, clear steps should be…
  • Jan 25

    A Senior’s Guide to Computer Basic

    A Senior’s Guide to Computer Basic
    Computers are an invaluable part of modern society that’s become as standard as cars. Although they are now commonplace, when compared to telephones and televisions, computers can still be considered a somewhat new addition to the ranks…
  • Jan 25

    The Benefits of Pet Therapy in Nursing Home

    The Benefits of Pet Therapy in Nursing Home
    Pet therapy is a low-stimulation form of therapy for elders, especially those who live in nursing homes. There are many benefits to pet therapy, including increased self-esteem and increased mental and physical activity. As with other…
Rank this Week: 214

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: 217

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: 238

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: 430

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: 454

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: 508

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, veterans benefits and special needs trusts. By Mark E. Wight.

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
  • Sep 22

    Idaho Estate Planning - Get Real: Planning for Life, Death, and Disability

    Idaho Estate Planning - Get Real: Planning for Life, Death, and Disability
    One of easiest things to do in this world is to ignore the future and not just any future, our own future. It’s much easier to predict what will happen to other people. We can see with great clarity where they’re headed and the problems…
  • Sep 19

    Idaho Elder Law - Yes, Medicaid Planning is Ethical

    Idaho Elder Law - Yes, Medicaid Planning is Ethical
    Under the attorneys’ rules of professional conduct (our ethical rules) we have an obligation to “zealously represent” our clients. We also cannot advise clients to act in a manner that is illegal or will perpetrate a fraud on the court.
  • Sep 15

    Idaho Elder Law - Medicaid Planning is Legal

    Idaho Elder Law - Medicaid Planning is Legal
    The first thing to know is that it is not illegal to do Medicaid Planning. It is illegal to “hide” assets and hiding assets will land you in prison.
Rank this Week: 659

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: 665

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: 685

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary…

PA Elder, Estate & Fiduciary Law Blog

Covers Elder Law, long-term care, "End-of-Life" and health care surrogate decision-making, estate & personal planning, fiduciary administrations, elders' dispute resolution, and Orphans' Court litigation. By Neil E. Hendershot.

http://paelderestatefiduciary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    PA Model Local Rule for Mediation

    PA Model Local Rule for Mediation
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  • Apr 16

    Expanding Access to Mediation in PA

    Expanding Access to Mediation in PA
    <!--[if !mso]> v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} <![endif]-->Following is a document for use in a presentation to the…
  • Nov 23

    PA Bar Assn approves Orphans' Court Mediation Project

    PA Bar Assn approves Orphans' Court Mediation Project
    <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]-->On Friday, November 21, 2014, the Pennsylvania Bar Association formally approved, by unanimous vote, a Report and Recommendation presented by its Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee…
Rank this Week: 759

Cooper Elder Law

Cooper Elder Law

Covers Ohio estate planning, nursing home protection and qualifying for veterans benefits. By Thom L. Cooper Company, LPA.

http://cooperelderlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Jun 8

    Cooper, Adel & Associates Names Daniel H. Vu Partner

    Cooper, Adel &amp; Associates Names Daniel H. Vu Partner
    Founder Thom L. Cooper and Managing Partner Mitchell J. Adel are pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Vu as partner in the law firm of Cooper, Adel and Associates. Vu will lead the development of the firm’s advance estate…
  • Apr 22

    Earth Day is a good opportunity to fertilize your estate plan.

    Earth Day is a good opportunity to fertilize your estate plan.
    By Attorney Ted Brown Earth Day is one of my favorite times of the year as it marks the dawn of spring and reminds us of the natural wonder of seasonal renewal. It gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on not only the pristine beauty…
  • Apr 7

    Ohio Under Fire Over Medicaid Regulation

    Ohio Under Fire Over Medicaid Regulation
    By Attorney Nathan Simpson In a recent opinion in the case Wagner v. McCarthy, a judge from the Federal District Court for Southern Ohio issued a preliminary injunction against the Ohio Department of Medicaid for its interpretation of federal…
Rank this Week: 785

Elder Law Office of David Wingate,…

Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLC

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Social Security Ups Disability Safeguard

    Social Security Ups Disability Safeguard
    The Social Security Administration is expanding a program nationally to help bar criminals from controlling benefits on behalf of individuals with disabilities and the elderly. The program originally launched as a pilot in the…
Rank this Week: 833

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: 841

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: 1027

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: 1076

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: 1113

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: 1139

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: 1352

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

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

    3 Yearly Questions to Ask Yourself When You Already Have an Estate Plan

    3 Yearly Questions to Ask Yourself When You Already Have an Estate Plan
    If you have been reading our blog for any length of time you probably know that taking the time to update your estate plan on a yearly basis is important. As our lives change, our estate plans need to reflect these changes. To help guide…
  • Dec 10

    Understanding Estate Planning – Divorce And Estate Plan

    Understanding Estate Planning – Divorce And Estate Plan
    When someone divorces in Kansas, Missouri or Oklahoma, understanding how the divorce will affect an estate plan is essential. Divorce is a stressful, emotional, and difficult time for anyone.  Taking the time to address estate…
  • Dec 9

    Winners of Our Client Appreciation Event Prize Give-Away Revealed!

    Winners of Our Client Appreciation Event Prize Give-Away Revealed!
    On Friday, December 4, 2015, we hosted our Client Appreciation Event where we celebrated Parman & Easterday’s Thirty Year Anniversary of protecting families.  All attendees were able to submit for the prize give-away, and we…
Rank this Week: 1375

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: 1378

The Connecticut Elder Law Blog

The Connecticut Elder Law Blog

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

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

    What You CAN'T Accomplish with a Revocable Living Trust

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

    The Latest on ABLE Account

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

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

    Nationally Broadcast Webinar on "Gifting the House", June 29th
    Happy to announce that I will be participating in a nationally-broadcast webinar on Thursday, June 29th from 1:00pm ET to 2:30pm ET. I will be joined by two Kentucky elder law attorneys, Kelly Gannot, Esq. and Misty Clark VanTrease. Esq....
Rank this Week: 1385

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: 1395

Massachusetts Estate Planning,…

Massachusetts Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law

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

http://elderlaw.info/
Rank this Week: 1444

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: 1449

Massachusetts Estate Planning and…

Massachusetts Estate Planning and Elder Law

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

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

    How Should I Divide My Assets?

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

    Leaving A Memo or Letter With Your Will

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

    Changing Guardianship Nomination

    Changing Guardianship Nomination
    If you find yourself need to change the guardianship nominations for your children, there are some steps you need to take.  All parents of minor children (and parents of special needs children) should nominate guardians in legal documents so…
Rank this Week: 1525

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Discusses the complications, pitfalls, and the overall state of affairs of trusts and estates in Canada. By Megan F. Connolly.

http://www.torontoestatemonitor.com/
  • Mar 7

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse
    The recent decision of the Superior Court of Justice in the Murphy Estate considers what happens when parties to a proceeding settle a matter on the basis of faulty facts and one of the parties suffers from “buyer’s remorse”. 
  • Mar 7

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse
    The recent decision of the Superior Court of Justice in the Murphy Estate considers what happens when parties to a proceeding settle a matter on the basis of faulty facts and one of the parties suffers from “buyer’s…
  • Mar 5

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt
    One of an estate trustee’s duties is to pay the debts that a deceased individual owed when he or she died.  As I have previously discussed, the estate trustee is generally not personally liable for the deceased’s debts – they are paid…
Rank this Week: 1528

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: 1607

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: 1664

Estate of Confusion

Estate of Confusion

Covers developments in estate planning and wealth transfer taxes. By Hani Sarji.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/hanisarji/
  • Jan 5

    More Estate Tax Changes Could Follow Fiscal Cliff Deal

    More Estate Tax Changes Could Follow Fiscal Cliff Deal
    News bites might leave you hungry for details about the estate tax and the other wealth transfer taxes. This post aims to answer your questions and serve as a useful resource.
  • Jan 5

    More Estate Tax Changes Could Follow Fiscal Cliff Deal

    More Estate Tax Changes Could Follow Fiscal Cliff Deal
    News bites might leave you hungry for details about the estate tax and the other wealth transfer taxes. This post aims to answer your questions and serve as a useful resource.
  • Jan 5

    More Estate Tax Changes Could Follow Fiscal Cliff Deal

    More Estate Tax Changes Could Follow Fiscal Cliff Deal
    News bites might leave you hungry for details about the estate tax and the other wealth transfer taxes. This post aims to answer your questions and serve as a useful resource.
Rank this Week: 1677

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: 1802

Vandrew Law Blog

Vandrew Law Blog

Covers asset protection, estate planning, tax law, and small business law.

http://vandrew.com/
  • Jan 26

    Do I need to disclose Bitcoin on on FBAR report?

    Do I need to disclose Bitcoin on on FBAR report?
    A question I often receive is whether clients holding Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency are required to file Form FinCen 114 (colloquially called the “FBAR”). Unfortunately, as with many cryptocurrency tax issues, the answer…
  • Jul 21

    IRAs & 401(k)s Holding Bitcoin Directly: Step-by-Step Guide to Avoiding Prohibited Transaction Trap

    IRAs &amp; 401(k)s Holding Bitcoin Directly: Step-by-Step Guide to Avoiding Prohibited Transaction Trap
    Practicing in estate planning, wills, and trusts, I’m often called upon to help my clients with their IRAs, Roth IRAs, 401(k)s, and other retirement accounts. As I write this, yields in many traditional retirement investments are at all…
  • Jul 12

    Estate Planning Traps & Bitcoin: 5 Things Bitcoin Holders Must Do Today

    Estate Planning Traps &amp; Bitcoin: 5 Things Bitcoin Holders Must Do Today
    When it comes to estate planning, very little has been mentioned about bitcoin. While bitcoin is subject to wills and revocable living trusts like any other asset, there are some special considerations. Most seasoned holders of bitcoin are…
Rank this Week: 1918

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Feb 16

    LLC, Corporation, Trade Name, Trademark: Which Do I Need?

    LLC, Corporation, Trade Name, Trademark: Which Do I Need?
    You want to protect your business, but what legal strategy will help you to protect it best? This might sound a little like something Yoda would say, but the particular strategy or strategies will depend upon what you are most interested in…
  • Feb 9

    Fraudulent Conveyances & Asset Protection

    Fraudulent Conveyances &amp; Asset Protection
    Although the idea of asset protection, i.e. protecting assets from creditors of the a person who owns them, may seem simple at first glance, it's not. In reality, implicit in asset protection is a rather nuanced process of dealing with the…
  • Feb 7

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute

    Adopted Children &amp; Arizona&rsquo;s Intestacy Statute
    If a person dies without a will in Arizona, can that person's children who were adopted by another person or persons still inherit from the decedent's probate estate? It depends. Arizona's Intestacy statue provides the following, in part: B.…
Rank this Week: 1934

Family Fortress Estate Planning…

Family Fortress Estate Planning Blog

Covers Colorado estate planning and elder law. By Schlender & Stone.

http://www.schlenderlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 30

    Living on the Edge: Small Business Owners and Retirement

    Living on the Edge: Small Business Owners and Retirement
    Do you feel comfortable with your retirement plan? If you’re a small business owner the answer to that question is probably no. In fact, according to this report by Jules H.
  • Jul 30

    Living on the Edge: Small Business Owners and Retirement

    Living on the Edge: Small Business Owners and Retirement
    Do you feel comfortable with your retirement plan? If you’re a small business owner the answer to that question is probably no. In fact, according to this report by Jules H.
  • Jul 28

    Not Just Estate Tax Anymore

    Not Just Estate Tax Anymore
    Anyone who has been following our blog knows that the expiring Bush tax cuts (including the repeal of the estate tax this year and the tax’s reinstatement next year) have given lawmakers no end of trouble as they struggle and debate—and…
Rank this Week: 2038

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

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

    Divorce Can Be Devastating for Older Women

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

    Second or Third Marriages Call for Unique Planning

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

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

    New Data Shows that the United States Divorce Rate is the Lowest It’s Been in 35 Year
    The National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University explores U.S. census data to determine how many people are getting married or divorced based on key demographics. The year 2015 data shows that there were…
Rank this Week: 2056

Nashville Probate and Disability…

Nashville Probate and Disability Law Journal

Covers disability, wills, probate and elder law. By Norris & Norris, PLC.

http://www.nashvilleprobateanddisabilitylawblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Giving Away the House

    Giving Away the House
    Posted by Barbara Moss. "We gave away our house last week to our two children. We want to be able to qualify for Medicaid without the government getting all our money." That's how my interview with two potential clients…
  • Jan 14

    Living Independently in Old Age

    Living Independently in Old Age
    Posted by Barbara Moss. My mother wanted to live at home as long as possible. Fortunately for her, when that was no longer possible, she was able to pay some of the capital from the sale of her home for a spot in an assisted living…
  • Jan 3

    Paying for Nursing Home Care

    Paying for Nursing Home Care
    Posted by Barbara Moss. As I've written in a prior post (December 19, 2012), Medicare pays only a limited amount toward nursing home care and then only when there has been a 3-day hospital admission first. People who enter a nursing home…
Rank this Week: 2067

J.M. Reinan, P.C. Blog

J.M. Reinan, P.C. Blog

Discusses nursing home neglect & abuse, medical malpractice, consumer protection and civil rights.

http://reinanlaw.com/category/blog/
  • Oct 17

    J Reinan Named to Colorado Super Lawyers List for 2018

    J Reinan Named to Colorado Super Lawyers List for 2018
    Congratulations to J Reinan for being named, again, to the Colorado Super Lawyers List for 2018! Super Lawyers is “a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a...
  • Aug 14

    Belmont Lodge of Pueblo Remains on Federal “Special Focus Facility” List

    Belmont Lodge of Pueblo Remains on Federal “Special Focus Facility” List
    The United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, “CMS,” has announced that Belmont Lodge of Pueblo, managed by SavaSeniorCare, has remained on its Special Focus Facility list as of July 20, 2017. According to...
  • Feb 2

    Jerome Reinan and Jordana Griff Gingrass Honored as Lawyers of Distinction

    Jerome Reinan and Jordana Griff Gingrass Honored as Lawyers of Distinction
    Law Offices of J.M. Reinan, P.C.’s attorneys Jerome Reinan and Jordana Griff Gingrass are honored to have been named Lawyers of Distinction. The Honors of Distinction award recognizes attorneys who have demonstrated a high degree...
Rank this Week: 2077

You and Yours Blawg

You and Yours Blawg

Covers business law, elder law, estate planning and tax law. By Deirdre R. Wheatley-Liss.

http://youandyoursblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 6

    You and Yours Blawg is Moving

    You and Yours Blawg is Moving
    Category: Elder Law, Estate Planning, Estate and Inheritance Tax, Business Law and Planning, Tax Law and Planning, Probate and Estate Administration, Financial Planning, Miscellaneous Musing
  • Mar 20

    Haven't Paid NJ Taxes? Now Might Be the Time

    Haven't Paid NJ Taxes? Now Might Be the Time
    Category: Tax Law and PlanningCourtesy of JH Cohn:New Jersey Enacts Tax Amnesty Program"New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine has signed a bill creating a 45-day New Jersey state tax amnesty period that will end no later than June 15, 2009.…
  • Mar 16

    Lets get Banks Lending - SBA Loan Guarantee Amount to 90%

    Lets get Banks Lending - SBA Loan Guarantee Amount to 90%
    Category: Business Law and Planning
Rank this Week: 2136

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

http://www.cheryldavid.com/blog/
  • Sep 10

    ‘Granny Scammers’ Prey on Elderly With the Aid of Social Media

    ‘Granny Scammers’ Prey on Elderly With the Aid of Social Media
    A new group of con artists, known as ‘granny scammers, are taking advantage of information posted on social media accounts to try to con unsuspecting seniors out of money. The scammers are posing as loved ones or family members and…
  • Sep 10

    Does Everyone Need a Revocable Living Trust?

    Does Everyone Need a Revocable Living Trust?
    Does everyone need a revocable living trust as a part of their overall estate plan? With all the attention living trusts have received in the last several years, many people naturally assume that they must have one of these estate…
  • Aug 26

    Millionaires Leaving Inheritances to Children, not Charity

    Millionaires Leaving Inheritances to Children, not Charity
    According to a recent survey, American millionaires are not planning on leaving much of their wealth to charity. Most of the millionaires polled report that they plan on leaving their children or grandchildren inheritances, while only a small…
Rank this Week: 2145

Duffy Law Office

Duffy Law Office

Covers estate planning and elder law in Iowa.

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

    Trusts and the Estate Tax

    Trusts and the Estate Tax
    Last week, we told you about what the Presidential candidates are proposing to do with the estate tax. This week, we want to tell you that regardless of what the estate tax is now or what it will be in the future, there are certain estate…
  • Dec 14

    Attorneys Want to Help

    Attorneys Want to Help
    One of the most difficult things for most attorneys to deal with is meeting with potential clients, hearing their stories, and having to say, “I’m sorry. I cannot help you.” The popular image of attorneys is that they are in…
  • Dec 14

    Attend a Free Estate Planning Seminar

    Attend a Free Estate Planning Seminar
    Studies show that most people have not executed all the necessary estate planning documents. A lack of information can lead to procrastination, because many people do not know why planning is importance. Others recognize the need, but they…
Rank this Week: 2190

Swinton Elder Law & Family…

Swinton Elder Law & Family Protection Blog

Covers New Jersey estate planning and elder law issues. By Daniel S. Swinton.

http://swintonlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 7

    Policy Experts Agree: The U.S. System for…

    Policy Experts Agree: The U.S. System for Financing Long-Term Care is CrumblingAccording to Forbes.com:  "America’s system for financing long-term care is failing, and the window for creating a payment system that works is rapidly…
  • Jul 12

    Bankruptcy Trustee Is Entitled to Funds…

    Bankruptcy Trustee Is Entitled to Funds Transferred in Order to Qualify for MedicaidThe following article serves as a warning about do-it-yourself estate planning.  An effective technique of protecting assets from nursing homes and long…
  • Sep 27

    How Gifts Can Affect Medicaid Eligibility

    How Gifts Can Affect Medicaid Eligibility
    . We’ve all heard that it’s better to give than to receive, but if you think you might someday want to apply for Medicaid long-term care benefits, you need to be careful because giving away money or property can interfere with your…
Rank this Week: 2272

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Oh! Those Dangerous Instrumentalities: The Estate Owned Automobile

    Oh! Those Dangerous Instrumentalities: The Estate Owned Automobile
    One of our first admonitions to clients seeking to become appointed personal representative of a decedent’s estate and is to secure all automobiles and not let anyone drive them.  Under Florida’s Dangerous Instrumentality…
Rank this Week: 2301

New Jersey Elder Abuse and Neglect…

New Jersey Elder Abuse and Neglect Forum

Covers nursing home / elder abuse law in the State of New Jersey. By Donna Russo.

http://www.njelderabuselaw.com/
  • May 10

    NJ Elder Abuse – Nursing Homes Evicting Tough Case

    NJ Elder Abuse – Nursing Homes Evicting Tough Case
    An article published in The Record on May 9, 2016 highlights that nursing homes don’t want to handle complex and difficult cases and try to evict the residents.  Families are at loss as to what to do.  Many times, these…
  • Feb 22

    Nursing Home Abuse: Nursing Homes Try To Avoid Litigation Through Arbitration Clause

    Nursing Home Abuse: Nursing Homes Try To Avoid Litigation Through Arbitration Clause
    The New York Times in an article on February 21, 2016 highlighted the ever increasing problem with nursing home agreements burying arbitration clauses in residency agreements to bar cases from being litigated in the courts.  The article…
  • Feb 16

    Nursing Home Abuse: Maggots Found In Feeding Tube Site

    Nursing Home Abuse: Maggots Found In Feeding Tube Site
    A nursing home resident in a Pennsylvania nursing home was found to have maggots crawling around and inside the insertion site of the feeding tube.  The hospital staff indicated that there was severe neglect of wound care and proper…
Rank this Week: 2423