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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: 114

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: 158

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: 175

Nursing Home Law News

Nursing Home Law News

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

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

    A Nursing Home Guide to Care for the Elderly

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

    Keyboarding For The Young and Elderly

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

    Senior Emergency Preparedne

    Senior Emergency Preparedne
    In an emergency, staying safe often depends on having some type of preparedness plan in place. This is particularly true for senior citizens. Whether a person is in a senior care facility or living independently at home, clear steps should be…
Rank this Week: 209

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: 214

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: 236

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: 425

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: 449

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Mar 16

    Las Vegas Cop Arrested on Elder Abuse Charge

    Las Vegas Cop Arrested on Elder Abuse Charge
    “A Las Vegas police lieutenant, a guardian and two other people were indicted Wednesday on various theft and elderly-exploitation charges, after a joint investigation by the state attorney general and Clark County district attorney.”
  • Mar 15

    Elderly Houston Woman Falls Victim to Financial Abuse

    Elderly Houston Woman Falls Victim to Financial Abuse
    “An elderly Houston woman says an on-line coin seller, based in New York, took advantage of her loneliness to sell her $1.3 million in gold and silver coins at inflated prices.”
  • Mar 14

    Children of Entertainment Legends Fight for Right to Visit Aging Parent

    Children of Entertainment Legends Fight for Right to Visit Aging Parent
    “The adult children of entertainment legends Casey Kasem, Mickey Rooney and Glen Campbell tried Tuesday to convince Michigan legislators to pass a law, they say would protect aging parents by ensuring visitation rights for their loved…
Rank this Week: 506

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: 657

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: 660

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: 681

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: 753

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: 779

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: 818

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: 833

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: 1008

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: 1063

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/
Rank this Week: 1097

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: 1124

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: 1330

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: 1357

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: 1362

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: 1368

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: 1375

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: 1427

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: 1430

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: 1506

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: 1507

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: 1576

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: 1631

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: 1657

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/
  • Apr 26

    MoneySmart Week: Your Credit Score

    MoneySmart Week: Your Credit Score
    What’s your score? 730. 640. Do you know? Developed in 1989, a credit score has become a crucial component for many financial decisions by individuals and financial institutions. Its true name is a FICO score, which was developed by…
  • Apr 16

    TOMORROW 4/17 is last day to register to vote for primary, and new WV voter ID law in place this year

    TOMORROW 4/17 is last day to register to vote for primary, and new WV voter ID law in place this year
    April 17, 2018 is the last day you can register to vote in the May 9, 2018 primary in West Virginia. In 2017 the WV Secretary of State's office purged over 47,000 names from the voter rolls who were presumably ineligible (duplicates,…
  • Apr 16

    It's National Healthcare Decisions Week

    It's National Healthcare Decisions Week
    Cousin Eggbert could be the person making important medical decisions for you unless you plan otherwise. Is that all right with you? We know we should fill out…
Rank this Week: 1784

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: 1895

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: 1897

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: 2005

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: 2041

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: 2049

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: 2107

Articles & Publications

Articles & Publications

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina. By the Law Offices of Cheryl David.

https://cheryldavid.com/articles-publications/
  • Mar 1

    Infographic: Six Steps to Planning Your Inheritance

    Infographic: Six Steps to Planning Your Inheritance
    No matter your age, it’s important to think about the future and what could happen to your assets when you’re no longer around. Take a look at our infographic to view steps you should take to plan your inheritance. Click here to…
  • Jan 12

    ATTENTION: LAW CHANGE – NEW NORTH CAROLINA POWER OF ATTORNEY DOCUMENT

    ATTENTION: LAW CHANGE – NEW NORTH CAROLINA POWER OF ATTORNEY DOCUMENT
    In my opinion, the Power of Attorney is one of the most important documents you should have. This document allows someone named as your agent to act for you during incapacity. Since none of us know when incapacity will strike, it’s…
  • Nov 9

    Special Need Solutions for Special Needs Children

    Special Need Solutions for Special Needs Children
    Estate plans are an essential part of planning for the future, and when you have an heir with a mental disability or other impairment that limits their ability to take care of themselves, it is even more important. The U.S. Census Bureau…
Rank this Week: 2118

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

    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…
Rank this Week: 2158

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: 2243

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

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

    Annual Client Meeting Recap

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

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

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

    Designation of Preneed Guardian

    Designation of Preneed Guardian
    Not all estate planning “packages” of documents contain a Designation of Preneed Guardian.  But, this oft overlooked document can make a big difference if someone challenges your advance directives or Power of Attorney in…
Rank this Week: 2260

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: 2390

Massachusetts Elder Law Blog

Massachusetts Elder Law Blog

Thoughts about law, aging, estate planning and special needs issues and related public policy concerns. By Sasha Golden.

http://massachusettselderlaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    We've moved!!

    We've moved!!
    As of May 1, I've moved the blog over to my new on-line home, and this location is being deactivated. Please look for me at www.massachusetts-elder-law.com
  • Mar 16

    Alzheimer's knows no class --- not even one-time potential Supreme Court candidate

    Alzheimer's knows no class --- not even one-time potential Supreme Court candidate
    From today's edition of the American Bar Association's e-journal:Karen Williams was chief judge of a federal appeals court and a potential Supreme Court nominee when her family noticed some changes in her personality.
  • Mar 12

    Substituted Judgment, Part 3

    Substituted Judgment, Part 3
    In a prior entry, I discussed how Massachusetts probate courts are supposed to make decisions on behalf of incapacitated persons when a guardian asks the court for authorization to obtain an abortion or sterilization surgery, using the…
Rank this Week: 2421