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Sykes Elder Blawg

Sykes Elder Blawg

Covers medicaid planning, special needs trusts and estate planning topics for Pennsylvania seniors and their families. By Andrew G. Sykes.

http://www.elderlawofpgh.com/blog/
  • May 11

    Will the bank honor your power of attorney?

    Will the bank honor your power of attorney?
    A recent article in the New York Times reported on the resistance of banks (and other financial institutions) to honor requests by someone holding power of attorney for an incapacitated person. In one case, the son of a woman with…
  • May 6

    Who can contest a will?

    Who can contest a will?
    Who can file a will contest under Pennsylvania law? Quick answer: only someone who would benefit financially from having the will declared invalid. Suppose John Doe signs his first and only Last Will and Testament on his death bed. It was…
  • Apr 26

    Pennsylvania authorizes ABLE Act accounts for the disabled

    Pennsylvania authorizes ABLE Act accounts for the disabled
    Many disabled individuals in the U.S. receive public benefits from programs that place restrictions on the dollar amount (typically $2,000) of assets a recipient can own. Medicaid and SSI are two examples. Federal and state law allow the…
Rank this Week: 33

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Sep 25

    Should I Be Worried That Trump Will Ruin My Retirement Plans?

    Should I Be Worried That Trump Will Ruin My Retirement Plans?
    “Sound financial decisions don’t involve who’s in the White House, although that can definitely impact you. What you always need is a good long-term strategy.”
  • Sep 22

    Retirement Planning Takes More Than Guesswork

    Retirement Planning Takes More Than Guesswork
    “The closer you get to retirement, the more power the stock market potentially has over you. A steep drop at the wrong time could pack a devastating punch.”
  • Sep 21

    Repeat After Me: Everyone Needs an Estate Plan

    Repeat After Me: Everyone Needs an Estate Plan
    “Everyone needs an estate plan, because it is simply about control and protecting the ones that you love.”
Rank this Week: 123

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Tennessee.

http://blog.epctn.com/
  • Sep 25

    College Students May Need a Power of Attorney

    College Students May Need a Power of Attorney
    Perhaps estate planning should be part of the preparation for college. People should consider seeing an estate planning attorney as part of their college preparations, according to the Financial Advisor in "College Students Need A Power…
  • Sep 22

    Providing Care for Loved Ones isn’t Free

    Providing Care for Loved Ones isn’t Free
    While there are rewards to providing care at home for loved ones, there are still costs. The rewards of caring for a loved one at home can include the satisfaction of knowing we are sharing the burden of people we love, letting them know they…
  • Sep 21

    Trust Provides Protection from Change

    Trust Provides Protection from Change
    What if there are key legal changes between the time a person writes an estate plan and the time when they pass away? If there are changes in the estate laws and a person does not change their estate plan to accommodate the changes, there is…
Rank this Week: 163

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covering estate planning, elder law, special needs planning, and veteran's benefits in Virginia. By Hook Law Center.

http://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Sep 22

    Myths about Public Benefit

    Myths about Public Benefit
    In my years as an elder law practitioner, I’ve had clients come into me professing extensive knowledge of public benefits (particularly Medicaid) that were wildly off-base. There are any number of myths that have to do with public…
  • Sep 18

    The Equifax Data Breach: Take This One Step Now

    The Equifax Data Breach: Take This One Step Now
    As you have probably heard by now, Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, was hacked earlier this summer. As a result, nearly half the U.S. population’s personal data, including full names, addresses, dates of birth,…
  • Sep 8

    Palliative Care and Hospice: Quality of Life for Patients with Serious Illne

    Palliative Care and Hospice: Quality of Life for Patients with Serious Illne
    Hook Law Center, P.C. recently had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Marissa Galicia-Costillo from Sentara Norfolk General at our most recent Coffee with Colleagues seminar to discuss the difference between hospice and palliative care. While many…
Rank this Week: 61

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiaelderabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 7

    Dementia and Wandering

    Dementia and Wandering
    According to the World Health Organization, dementia is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people. Dementia, which is a syndrome in which there is a deterioration in memory, behavior and thinking, causes many who…
  • Aug 25

    Elder Abuse Cases Taken on a Contingency Basis and What that Means for You

    Elder Abuse Cases Taken on a Contingency Basis and What that Means for You
    If you believe that an elder has been the victim of any form of elder abuse, including neglect, while in the care of a California nursing home, your first responsibility is to report your suspicions. It is also advisable that you also speak…
  • Aug 11

    Psychological Abuse of Elder

    Psychological Abuse of Elder
    Psychological abuse of elders may also be called emotional elder abuse. The terms are often interchangeable and denote the intentional infliction of mental and/or emotional anguish. Psychological abuse may come in the forms of threats,…
Rank this Week: 130

The Helpful Lawyer

The Helpful Lawyer

A Texas sole practioner's blog on issues that face my clients.

http://www.jackrobinson.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person

    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person
    A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person A Power of Attorney can be misused to financially exploit an elderly person In this last part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse…
  • Apr 11

    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly

    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly
    Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly Wrongful use of a Power of Attorney is financial abuse the elderly In this 3rd part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse the powers granted…
  • Apr 6

    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse

    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse
    Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse Stop financial abuse of the elderly through Power of Attorney misuse In this 2nd part of a 4 part blog, we focus on the serious harm caused when people misuse the powers…
Rank this Week: 142

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: 70

New Jersey Estate Planning &…

New Jersey Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

Covers business law and planning, elder law, estate planning, and probate and estate administration. By Deirdre Wheatley-Liss.

http://www.njelderlawestateplanning.com/
  • Apr 2

    Love is Lost - And So is Your Inheritance - Divorce Really Ends Thing

    Love is Lost - And So is Your Inheritance - Divorce Really Ends Thing
    A common plan among our married clients is to leave their property to their spouse, either outright or in trust - oft-referred to as the “I Love You” Will. Sometimes, love is lost and the couple divorces. We recommend our clients…
  • Mar 25

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Liens - SCOTUS Decide

    Personal Injury Damages and Medicaid Liens - SCOTUS Decide
    You have a horrific accident and are looking at a life of extreme medical care.  The accident was caused by another person (drunk truck driver). You get a multi-million dollar award.  Does the state that you live in get a…
  • Mar 19

    Four Good (?) Reasons to Contest a Will

    Four Good (?) Reasons to Contest a Will
    Maybe it's the season, but I have gotten a lot of calls recently about will contests.  A will contest usually happens when your heirs are surprised by what your will says, or by what you have left when you go to the great beyond.  I…
Rank this Week: 153

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: 77

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/
  • Sep 25

    Don't Forget to Name Your Contingent Beneficiarie

    Don't Forget to Name Your Contingent Beneficiarie
    [The following article was written by Patti Jo Tuner, who has been a paralegal case manager with my law firm Marshall, Parker and Weber since 1998] It has been said that a good estate plan is like a puzzle, with all the different pieces…
  • Sep 13

    Junk It

    Junk It
    How to Cut Junk Mail and Phone Calls Down to Size Older Adults are juicy targets for marketers. Most marketing offers you get by mail are legitimate and are just “junk” to you. It seems that more and more of the unsolicited phone calls…
  • Sep 8

    How to Protect your Money from Nursing Home Cost

    How to Protect your Money from Nursing Home Cost
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Rank this Week: 2731

John Foy & Associates

John Foy & Associates

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

https://www.johnfoy.com/blog/
  • Sep 25

    Libby Mine Cleanup to Transfer Back To State

    Libby Mine Cleanup to Transfer Back To State
    Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals, which were heavily mined beginning at the end of the 19th century. These minerals were then used in building and... Read more » The post Libby Mine Cleanup to Transfer…
  • Sep 22

    Riverdale Actor Falls Asleep At The Wheel

    Riverdale Actor Falls Asleep At The Wheel
    Actors, like many other professionals, often spend long hours on set doing their jobs. Being tired from work or other stress while driving can cause anyone to become involved in... Read more » The post Riverdale Actor Falls Asleep At…
  • Sep 21

    Georgia Congressman Loudermilk Injured in Car Accident

    Georgia Congressman Loudermilk Injured in Car Accident
    It’s been a long, eventful year for a Georgia Congressman who was recently involved in an auto accident and was witness to a June shooting where a vocal critic of... Read more » The post Georgia Congressman Loudermilk Injured in…
Rank this Week: 1267

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

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

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
Rank this Week: 1976

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Sep 25

    Pre-Existing Condition

    Pre-Existing Condition
    CNN had an interesting article explaining how all of us have pre-existing conditions. CNN analyzed the top 10 most common conditions for Americans. People with these conditions come from all walks of life, but they each must cope with…
  • Sep 25

    Fire Alarm Leads to Wrongful Death

    Fire Alarm Leads to Wrongful Death
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported the tragic and preventable death of nursing home resident Dorothy Broome.  Police were dispatched to the area about 10 p.m. Aug. 25 after a man saw the woman’s wheelchair in the ditch on…
  • Sep 24

    Who Will Stand With Seniors?

    Who Will Stand With Seniors?
    The Des Moines Register reported that Iowa’s Republican Senators have been silent as to their position on Trump’s plan to support unfair mandatory arbitration clauses against nursing home residents.  Despite claiming to…
Rank this Week: 1189

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

Moynihan Lyons PC BLog

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

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

    College Students May Need a Power of Attorney

    College Students May Need a Power of Attorney
    Perhaps estate planning should be part of the preparation for college. People should consider seeing an estate planning attorney as part of their college preparations, according to the Financial Advisor in "College Students Need A Power…
  • Sep 22

    Special Trust Provides Protection from Change

    Special Trust Provides Protection from Change
    What if there are key legal changes between the time a person writes an estate plan and the time when they pass away? If there are changes in the estate laws and a person does not change their estate plan to accommodate the changes, there is…
  • Sep 21

    Challenge of Downsizing Can Be Daunting

    Challenge of Downsizing Can Be Daunting
    The downsizing process often means getting rid of possessions that your family doesn’t want or have room for. However, there are ways around the problem. Elderly people who decide it is time to downsize, often find that their younger…
Rank this Week: 2886

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

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

    Quiz: Can You Spot an Online Scam?

    Quiz: Can You Spot an Online Scam?
    This website has an interesting quiz to see if you might be susceptible to an online scam. Here’s the first question: You purchase a birthday gift for a friend from a small online boutique. The seller sends you a message that…
  • Sep 22

    Most Off-Label Use of Antidepressants May Not Be Supported by Evidence

    Most Off-Label Use of Antidepressants May Not Be Supported by Evidence
    AFP reports that “most off-label use of antidepressants is not backed by evidence that the” medications “will work as intended…say” researchers. HealthDay reports that investigators came to this…
  • Sep 21

    Zimmer Biomet Recalls Spinal Fusion Stimulators Due to Harmful Chemical

    Zimmer Biomet Recalls Spinal Fusion Stimulators Due to Harmful Chemical
    Mass Device reports that the Food and Drug Administration “released information on a Zimmer Biomet (NYSE: ZBH) recall of select SpF Plus-Mini and SpF XL IIB implantable spinal fusion stimulators over issues with potentially harmful…
Rank this Week: 2489

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
  • Sep 25

    3 Keys to Structuring a Contract

    3 Keys to Structuring a Contract
    Before you draft any of the provisions, you need to consider how you will structure the contract. In a nutshell, think about what to include, how to organize it, and ease of reading. 1. Consider the principles of contract construction. A…
  • Sep 22

    What to Tell a Client When the Case Lacks Merit

    What to Tell a Client When the Case Lacks Merit
    When you’re hired to make an initial case evaluation, make sure you have an understanding with the client that, if you find that the case lacks merit, you won’t provide any further representation on it. A case may seem compelling…
  • Sep 20

    How Tenants Can Get Remedies for Habitability Violations and Nuisance

    How Tenants Can Get Remedies for Habitability Violations and Nuisance
    When a landlord severely neglects maintenance issues or another tenant’s behavior causes a nuisance, California law gives tenants several ways to get relief. Tenants dealing with habitability violations or nuisances can bring an…
Rank this Week: 1999

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
  • Sep 25

    Are Your Parents Having Troubles Managing Personal Or Financial Aspects Of Their Lives?

    Are Your Parents Having Troubles Managing Personal Or Financial Aspects Of Their Lives?
    When you visit your aging parents do they appear to be having troubles managing the personal or financial aspects of their life? Are their bills going unpaid? Is the refrigerator bare? Does it appear they haven’t bathed recently? If you…
  • Sep 21

    Promoting Healthy Aging During Healthy Aging Month

    Promoting Healthy Aging During Healthy Aging Month
    September is Healthy Aging Month. There are a myriad of ways seniors can stay fit and active. Promoting healthy aging is the focus of September, but should be a lifestyle everyone pursues. Being proactive is the best way to assure healthy…
  • Sep 18

    The Benefits Of Estate Planning

    The Benefits Of Estate Planning
    August 30 was #GriefAwarenessDay. On that day (and throughout the year) Miles Zatkowsky, Rochester Elder Law Attorney shares how important it is to pre-plan your funeral and plan your estate as a way to lessen the burden your survivors feel…
Rank this Week: 4190

Simmons & Schiavo, LLP Blog

Simmons & Schiavo, LLP Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://blog.sslawoffices.com
  • Sep 25

    Spousal Election

    Spousal Election
    A surviving spouse has the right to an inheritance, in almost all circumstances. Most people do not want to cut their spouses out of their estate plan. However, there are some people who have built up a lifetime's worth of grievances, have…
  • Sep 22

    Estate Planning Mistake

    Estate Planning Mistake
    Some of the biggest estate planning mistakes that people make are not technically estate planning, but they can have a big effect on an estate. When people are planning for their estates, they want to make sure they do not make any mistakes.…
  • Sep 21

    Even without an Estate Tax, Trusts are Beneficial

    Even without an Estate Tax, Trusts are Beneficial
    Many people get trusts as their primary estate planning instrument because of the estate tax, but trusts do have many other benefits. With Congress taking up tax reform soon, one thing that many people are following is President Trump's…
Rank this Week: 1612

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

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

    Disaster Recovery: How to Help Your Client

    Disaster Recovery: How to Help Your Client
    The images from Hurricane Irma are still fresh on our screens, and we are reaching out with money, supplies, or time to support those in need. Soon, though, it will be time to step back and think about how we handle these natural disasters…
  • Sep 22

    Making A List, Checking It Twice…

    Making A List, Checking It Twice…
    While September brings cooler autumn air, back-to-school excitement and smell of pumpkin-spice lattes for most people, here at the Academy it signals the beginning of Summit-Mode. All hands are on deck to put the finishing touches on a Fall…
  • Sep 20

    Law in the U.S. Can Be Participatory

    Law in the U.S. Can Be Participatory
    In some countries, like a dictatorship or a true monarchy (not a constitutional monarchy such as the United Kingdom), people do not really participate in making the law. The law is handed down by fiat. In the United States, our laws are…
Rank this Week: 3118

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Sep 25

    Can I Protect My Child’s Inheritance During a Divorce?

    Can I Protect My Child’s Inheritance During a Divorce?
    You and your spouse created an estate plan that leaves your child a sizeable inheritance. However, you both have decided that it is time to divorce. Now, you wonder what that means for your child’s future – especially their…
  • Sep 18

    5 Tips for the New United States Citizen with Estate Planning

    5 Tips for the New United States Citizen with Estate Planning
    Estate planning is a necessary step, but no one looks forward to it. If you are ready to protect your assets and your family, you must familiarize yourself with the United States estate planning laws. Also, you will need an attorney to help…
  • Sep 11

    3 Common Issues with Trusts – and How to Correct Them

    3 Common Issues with Trusts – and How to Correct Them
    Thinking about the inevitable is not something anyone looks forward to, but it is in your best interest to do so – especially if you have family or assets you want to protect. Estate plans often fail what they are designed to do because…
Rank this Week: 2091

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/
  • Sep 25

    Full Medicaid Recovery Coming to a Claim Near You: October 1st

    Full Medicaid Recovery Coming to a Claim Near You: October 1st
    As we have seen, Medicare Advantage Plans, Military/Governmental Healthcare Providers, and Private Insurers are aggressively pursuing liens with a priority right approach to recovery.  We often discuss these entities in the context of…
  • Sep 5

    NEW Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) Contract Awarded

    NEW Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) Contract Awarded
    Finally, a new Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (WCRC) award has been issued.  This news comes after several months of work being completed by Provider Resources, the incumbent contractor, under an expired contract. …
  • Aug 3

    Settling a Case in Arizona?  What You Need to Know About Full & Final Settlement

    Settling a Case in Arizona?&nbsp; What You Need to Know About Full &amp; Final Settlement
    Historically, workers’ compensation claims in Arizona have been subject to a number of limitations.  If additional medical treatment was needed, a claimant could reopen a claim at any time, despite the finality and resolution of…
Rank this Week: 4325

All About Estates

All About Estates

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

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Sep 24

    September is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

    September is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
    September 21 was World Alzheimer’s Day. The Public Health Agency of Canada notes that more than 402,000 seniors (65 years and older) are living with dementia and this a number that will continue to grow. Dementia is the plague of the…
  • Sep 22

    “Unlucky But Not Unfair”

    “Unlucky But Not Unfair”
    An interesting case recently appeared in the Ontario Reports that highlights a risk in making an inter vivos gift of cash using a cheque, particularly where the donor is near death. In the case, Teixeria v. Estate of Markgraf et al., the…
  • Sep 21

    Taming the Cottage Gremlins with a Non-Profit Organization

    Taming the Cottage Gremlins with a Non-Profit Organization
    This Blog was written by Carol Willes, One of our family’s favourite pastimes at the cottage is to build a roaring campfire and spend the evenings telling stories, singing along to guitar tunes and roasting the occasional marshmallow.…
Rank this Week: 2883

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/
  • Sep 24

    The Newly Redesigned Medicare Card

    The Newly Redesigned Medicare Card
    Some time back we told you that the Medicare card would be redone so beneficiaries' Social Security numbers no longer appeared on the cards. CMS has released the design for the new Medicare cards. Still sporting the red, white and...
  • Sep 24

    Elder Law Attorney Uses Her Experiences to Explain Why Graham-Cassidy Repeal of ACA Isn't Right Answer

    Elder Law Attorney Uses Her Experiences to Explain Why Graham-Cassidy Repeal of ACA Isn't Right Answer
    Texas Elder Law Attorney Jennifer Coulter explains how the Affordable Care Act has affected her clients -- and herself -- in a positive way. She makes a principled, compelling case for why "getting it right" on health care is far...
  • Sep 21

    Embrace Aging

    Embrace Aging
    Do you consider yourself to be old? Well, if you are over 37, statistically you are old, according to an article in the New York Times, Feeling Older? Here’s How to Embrace It. However, "S[s]udies show that people start feeling...
Rank this Week: 1969

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/
  • Sep 24

    Funnyman Jerry Lewis' will no laughing matter for children from first marriage

    Funnyman Jerry Lewis' will no laughing matter for children from first marriage
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  • Sep 15

    Reverse Mortgage Borrowers Face New Rules Effective October 2, 2017

    Reverse Mortgage Borrowers Face New Rules Effective October 2, 2017
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  • Sep 12

    "Elder Orphans" Need to Plan

    &quot;Elder Orphans&quot; Need to Plan
    The future of America's "elder orphans" is getting increasing attention as we live longer, many of us without the support of a spouse, children, or other close relatives. The 2012 U.S. Census reveals that about  one third of adults…
Rank this Week: 4326

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Sep 24

    What Seniors Can Do to Protect Against Identity Theft

    What Seniors Can Do to Protect Against Identity Theft
                    You may have heard about the most recent data breach that occurred earlier this month.  The credit reporting agency, Equifax announced that their supposedly secure computer system…
  • Sep 17

    Preparing for a Natural Disaster

    Preparing for a Natural Disaster
           With all the news stories about Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the destruction caused to Texas, Florida and Caribbean islands, and their aftermath, one story caught my eye.  The deaths of 8 nursing home residents…
  • Sep 10

    Medicaid and Annuities (Part 2)

    Medicaid and Annuities (Part 2)
           In last week’s blog, I started to tell you about annuities and how unique they are when we are considering Medicaid.  In order to achieve Medicaid eligibility, I must spend down my assets to below $2000…
Rank this Week: 2246

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Sep 24

    EEOC Secrecy Rule Hides Procedural Irregularities and Gross Unfairne

    EEOC Secrecy Rule Hides Procedural Irregularities and Gross Unfairne
    A recent decision by the EEOC raises questions about whether the secrecy surrounding the EEOC’s handling of discrimination complaints hides serious procedural irregularities and basic unfairness. EEOC spokeswoman Kimberly Smith-Brown…
  • Sep 18

    Federal Courts Criticized for Dismissive Treatment of Employment Discrimination Victim

    Federal Courts Criticized for Dismissive Treatment of Employment Discrimination Victim
    There is overwhelming evidence that federal courts for years have ignored and marginalized plaintiffs in employment discrimination cases. Judge Richard A. Posner, one of the nation’s leading appellate judges, recently resigned from the…
  • Sep 17

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce No “Friend of the Court”

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce No “Friend of the Court”
    Nice to see someone calling out the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which frequently inserts itself into national litigation as a “friend of the court.” In reality, the Chamber is almost always an advocate for a dues paying corporate…
Rank this Week: 2234

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/
  • Sep 24

    New episode of The Law Show is online: all about Letters of Administration

    New episode of The Law Show is online: all about Letters of Administration
    This week's episode (Sept. 23, 2017) of The Law Show was all about Letters of Administration. We clarified which of the different kinds fit different situations and de-mystified the Latin words used in the probate courts. We also talked about…
  • Sep 22

    Jerry Lewis left all 6 children from his first marriage out of his will

    Jerry Lewis left all 6 children from his first marriage out of his will
    Recently a number of online newspapers have been talking about the estate of the late Jerry Lewis, a well-known comedian and actor who passed away at the age of 91. Mr. Lewis had been married for many years and had 6 children from his first…
  • Sep 22

    More booths added to Wills Week

    More booths added to Wills Week
    We're getting pretty excited over our upcoming Wills Week event. We have lots of new folks signing up to give presentations and to host booths. I'm not sure whether anyone has done an event like this in other cities, but it has never been…
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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/
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Chicago Lawyer Blog

Chicago Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.salvilaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 22

    Patrick Salvi discusses 2017 Red Mass on Relevant Radio

    Patrick Salvi discusses 2017 Red Mass on Relevant Radio
    Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard Managing Equity Partner Patrick A. Salvi was featured on Relevant Radio with Father Greg Sakowicz Friday morning discussing the 2017 Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago’s Red Mass. At this year’s Red…
  • Sep 21

    Salvi Law September Pet of the Month: Adoptable pets Taffy and Santi

    Salvi Law September Pet of the Month: Adoptable pets Taffy and Santi
    CHICAGO (September 21, 2017) – The Illinois personal injury law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. has committed to finding local adoptable pets a loving home in 2017. We have teamed up with the Anti Cruelty Society in…
  • Sep 19

    Illinois Tollway worker killed in hit and run on I-294

    Illinois Tollway worker killed in hit and run on I-294
    ALSIP, Ill. (September 19, 2017) – An Illinois tollway worker was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday afternoon on I-294 near south suburban Alsip. Just before 12:30 p.m., the maintenance worker was outside of his vehicle picking…
Rank this Week: 1258

Hook Law Center Blog

Hook Law Center Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Virginia.

https://www.hooklawcenter.com/blog/
  • Sep 22

    Myths about Public Benefit

    Myths about Public Benefit
    In my years as an elder law practitioner, I’ve had clients come into me professing extensive knowledge of public benefits (particularly Medicaid) that were wildly off-base. There are any number of myths that have to do with public…
  • Sep 18

    The Equifax Data Breach: Take This One Step Now

    The Equifax Data Breach: Take This One Step Now
    As you have probably heard by now, Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, was hacked earlier this summer. As a result, nearly half the U.S. population’s personal data, including full names, addresses, dates of birth,…
  • Sep 8

    Palliative Care and Hospice: Quality of Life for Patients with Serious Illne

    Palliative Care and Hospice: Quality of Life for Patients with Serious Illne
    Hook Law Center, P.C. recently had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Marissa Galicia-Costillo from Sentara Norfolk General at our most recent Coffee with Colleagues seminar to discuss the difference between hospice and palliative care. While many…
Rank this Week: 1775

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

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

    SSA paying vets who are dead, not paying some who are alive

    SSA paying vets who are dead, not paying some who are alive
    The inspector general of the Social Security Administration reported that improper payments amounting to almost $38 million were made to 746 deceased veterans, some of whom may have been from California. The deaths were not properly entered…
  • Sep 20

    Disability programs interrelated, benefits affect one another

    Disability programs interrelated, benefits affect one another
    Social Security Disability and federal civil service disability programs are integrated to an extent. In a situation where a California resident who works for the federal government becomes disabled, he or she should be careful to protect the…
  • Sep 19

    Social Security Disability in California

    Social Security Disability in California
    The Social Security Administration considers people disabled if they have a condition that prevents them from doing substantial work, and the condition must last -- or be expected to last -- over a year in duration. When someone becomes…
Rank this Week: 1820

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Sep 22

    Research word with its demands; graduation qualification effort: responsibilities, provides and preference

    Research word with its demands; graduation qualification effort: responsibilities, provides and preference
    Research word with its demands; graduation qualification effort: responsibilities, provides and preferences Basic requirements for crafted clinical word Succeed needs to be prepared logically inside the dependable, literary tongue. Tend not…
  • Sep 21

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  • Sep 21

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    Scholarships with February 2015 deadline
    The selection of subject is all-important in relation to producing a lengthy essay and truly in the theme of background. Groups, dissertation topics could possibly be divided in to. Others take pleasure in the process and seem forwards…
Rank this Week: 2057

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/
  • Sep 22

    Restraining Orders in San Marcos Nursing Home Abuse Case

    Restraining Orders in San Marcos Nursing Home Abuse Case
    When a senior in San Marcos suffers injuries as a result of nursing home neglect or elder abuse, family members should know that this might not be a one-time occurrence. A fact sheet from the World Health Organization (WHO) emphasizes that…
  • Sep 8

    Understanding Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse in Vista

    Understanding Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse in Vista
    What is elder or dependent adult abuse according to California law? For residents of Vista and other parts of Southern California, it is important to learn more about the protections available to seniors who may be subject to nursing home…
  • Aug 25

    Dementia Patients See Improvement with Brain App

    Dementia Patients See Improvement with Brain App
    Could Carlsbad residents with dementia see improvement in their condition by using an app for iPhones or iPads? According to a recent article in U-T San Diego, “a brain training game played on an iPad improves memory for those in the…
Rank this Week: 709

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.gilfix.com/blog/
  • Sep 21

    Gilfix & La Poll invites you to join the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on October 14

    Gilfix &amp; La Poll invites you to join the Walk to End Alzheimer&rsquo;s on October 14
    Alzheimer’s is becoming an increasingly common cause of death for the aging population in the United States. Over 5 million individuals are currently living with the disease, and it is expected to affect 16 million Americans by 2050.…
  • Sep 20

    Mark Gilfix Article on Technology Innovation and Long Term Care in The Elder Law Report

    Mark Gilfix Article on Technology Innovation and Long Term Care in The Elder Law Report
    Mark Gilfix has been keeping a close eye on innovation in the long term care space, and recently attended the Aging 2.0 “Optimize” Summit in San Francisco. He wrote an article sharing his insights with the The Elder Law Report,…
  • Aug 31

    The financial toll of caregiving on special needs familie

    The financial toll of caregiving on special needs familie
    American families provide around 1.5 billion hours of unpaid at-home care to about 5.6 million special needs children each year, according to the findings of a nationwide study. This represents a substantial economic cost of an estimated $36…
Rank this Week: 1776

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Sep 21

    How Does an Estate Planning Attorney Help if I Get Divorced?

    How Does an Estate Planning Attorney Help if I Get Divorced?
    If you have ended your marriage, you should talk with an estate planning attorney. Reaching out to a lawyer is vitally important if you need to update your estate plan to account for the fact that you are no longer married to your previous…
  • Sep 19

    How can an Elder Law Attorney Help Plan for Disability?

    How can an Elder Law Attorney Help Plan for Disability?
    An elder law attorney can provide assistance in making a plan in case you become disabled. Our legal team can also provide assistance in helping you to create a plan if someone you love is disabled and you want to ensure his care or make a…
  • Sep 14

    How to Find a Quality Nursing Home

    How to Find a Quality Nursing Home
    An Ohio nursing home lawyer provides you with help in researching your options for nursing home care and can assist you in making certain that you will be able to pay for care in the facility that you select. Finding the right care…
Rank this Week: 3106

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
Rank this Week: 3996

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A.…

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A. Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.arkansas-estateplanning.com/blog/
  • Sep 20

    Home Upgrades to Help Aging in Place

    Home Upgrades to Help Aging in Place
    This is an article from Hook Law Center (https://www.hooklawcenter.com) in Virginia Beach, Virginia, that we thought others may find helpful. Many individuals want to stay in their home through old age. Frequently, our clients are concerned…
  • Sep 18

    Basics of Estate Planning: Estate Planning for Major Life Event

    Basics of Estate Planning: Estate Planning for Major Life Event
    An estate planning attorney assists throughout the client’s life. This blog examines the role of the estate planning attorney at various stages. It also looks at the various documents which the attorney might prepare as they counsel…
  • Sep 13

    Have You Prepared for Your Digital Afterlife? Most People Haven’t.

    Have You Prepared for Your Digital Afterlife? Most People Haven’t.
    This is an article from the Farr Law Firm (https://www.farrlawfirm.com/) in Fairfax, Virginia, that we thought others may find helpful. Q. My mother is very tech savvy. She is always on Facebook posting pictures, articles, and recipes. …
Rank this Week: 1825

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/
  • Sep 18

    New Medicare Cards Coming In April 2018

    New Medicare Cards Coming In April 2018
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is implementing a fraud prevention initiative that removes Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to help prevent identity theft, and safeguard taxpayer dollars. Under the Medicare…
  • Sep 14

    Equifax Data Breach: What You Can Do

    Equifax Data Breach: What You Can Do
    Credit bureaus, or credit reporting agencies, are companies that collect and maintain consumer credit information then resell this information to other businesses in the form of credit reports. The three main credit reporting agencies in the…
  • Sep 13

    September 28 is Good Neighbor Day

    September 28 is Good Neighbor Day
    West Virginians know that being a good neighbor is important to our communities. There's also good evidence that social connection can help reduce the risk of financial exploitation in later life. On September 28 you have a great excuse to…
Rank this Week: 488

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts in Nevada.

http://www.wealth-counselors.com/blog/
  • Sep 18

    Do You Really Need a Trust?

    Do You Really Need a Trust?
    Although many people equate “estate planning” with having a will, there are many advantages to having a trust rather than a will as the centerpiece of your estate plan. While there are other estate planning tools (such as joint…
  • Sep 11

    The Need for Estate Planning

    The Need for Estate Planning
    When considering the need for estate planning, many people think, “It’s been on my list of things to do for years… I’ll get around to it sooner or later.”  A recent report showed that more than 70 percent…
  • Aug 20

    Estate Planning Attorney Explains Why You Need Health Care Directive

    Estate Planning Attorney Explains Why You Need Health Care Directive
    An important estate planning question that must be asked is, “Who makes decisions about your medical care if something happens to you?”  This results from illness, injury, incapacity (such as dementia or Alzheimer’s),…
Rank this Week: 3103

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    What are Advance Directives for Healthcare?

    What are Advance Directives for Healthcare?
    Advance directives for health care are legal documents that ensure an individual’s wishes are carried out if he or she cannot make decision. New York State recognizes three types of advance directives including a health care proxy,…
  • Sep 12

    How Much Does an Estate to Go Through Probate?

    How Much Does an Estate to Go Through Probate?
    Planning your estate and having a last will and testament is important to ensuring your final wishes are carried out and your heirs receive everything you intend to pass on to them. Whether you are the testator or executor, there are many…
  • Sep 9

    What is a Qualified Personal Residence Trust?

    What is a Qualified Personal Residence Trust?
    When planning their estate, many individuals consider setting up some form of trust to avoid family squabbles over assets, particularly the home. To achieve the goal of a smooth transition of assets and maintaining family harmony, most folks…
Rank this Week: 4092

Long Term Care Defense Blog

Long Term Care Defense Blog

Address current topics and issues on the senior living and long-term care industries. By Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C.

http://ltcdefenseblog.com/
  • Sep 11

    CMS Changes Position to Support Arbitration Agreements in Long Term Care Setting

    CMS Changes Position to Support Arbitration Agreements in Long Term Care Setting
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) advised in June that it was going to back off its prior position on prohibiting nursing homes from including arbitration provisions in admission contracts. CMS has reversed its prior…
  • Jun 21

    Delays in Illinois Medicaid Approval Under Fire

    Delays in Illinois Medicaid Approval Under Fire
    As every long-term care facility doing business in Illinois can attest, Medicaid eligibility determinations and benefit awards have been slow, with HFS often falling months, if not years, behind. A group of SNFs and their residents are trying…
  • Jun 13

    CMS: Change in Direction on Arbitration Ban

    CMS: Change in Direction on Arbitration Ban
    On September 28, 2016, CMS created the “Arbitration Rule”, banning arbitration agreements in nursing home admission agreements. By creating this Rule, CMS took the position that, due to the inequality of bargaining power between…
Rank this Week: 1264

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

Littman Krooks LLP Blog

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

http://www.littmankrooks.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1746

DeWitt Law Firm

DeWitt Law Firm

Covers estate planning, probate, and elder law.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/estateplanning-probate-elderlaw-blog/
  • Sep 11

    ABC’s of Estate Planning

    ABC’s of Estate Planning
    A Will alone will not stop probate. Estate Planning Is as Easy As ABC… A – Avoid Probate B – Be in Control C – Call Now Call (479)717-6300 now or visit www.DeWitt.law now to setup your Complimentary Initial Session to…
  • Aug 15

    Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late For Your Estate

    Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late For Your Estate
    I was reading the article Estate Planning Before Tragedy Strikes (http://www.palisadeshudson.com/2017/08/estate-planning-before-tragedy-strikes/) and found this quote to be of particular importance to families and their children. (bold added)…
  • Aug 14

    The Consequences of Not Planning

    The Consequences of Not Planning
    The consequences of not planning can be expensive financially, emotionally, and personally. So many people avoid estate planning for one reason or another. Before you decide against planning or to delay planning, you need to understand the…
Rank this Week: 1559

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

DeWitt Law Firm, PLLC Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate.

http://www.dewittlawar.com/blog
  • Sep 11

    ABC’s of Estate Planning

    ABC’s of Estate Planning
    A Will alone will not stop probate. Estate Planning Is as Easy As ABC… A – Avoid Probate B – Be in Control C – Call Now Call (479)717-6300 now or visit www.DeWitt.law now to setup your Complimentary Initial Session to…
  • Aug 15

    Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late For Your Estate

    Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late For Your Estate
    I was reading the article Estate Planning Before Tragedy Strikes (http://www.palisadeshudson.com/2017/08/estate-planning-before-tragedy-strikes/) and found this quote to be of particular importance to families and their children. (bold added)…
  • Aug 14

    The Consequences of Not Planning

    The Consequences of Not Planning
    The consequences of not planning can be expensive financially, emotionally, and personally. So many people avoid estate planning for one reason or another. Before you decide against planning or to delay planning, you need to understand the…
Rank this Week: 1232

Unique Estate Law Blog

Unique Estate Law Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://uniqueestatelaw.com/lawyer/blog/Unique_Estate_Law_Blog.htm
  • Sep 11

    Revising Your Estate Plan After a Divorce

    Revising Your Estate Plan After a Divorce
    Going through a divorce is a major life change. You likely have a lot on your mind—from property division to child custody. However, once the dust settles, you should also have updating your estate plan on your to-do list. If you fail…
  • Aug 19

    Important Estate Planning Tips for Same-Sex Couple

    Important Estate Planning Tips for Same-Sex Couple
    Q: Could you be legally married… and don't know it?If you are confused about your same-sex marital status and rights, you are in good company. And if you aren’t, then maybe you should be. All those in a committed relationship…
  • Jul 14

    Living Trusts Vs. Wills: Choosing the Right Estate Planning Tool

    Living Trusts Vs. Wills: Choosing the Right Estate Planning Tool
    There many types of estate planning tools and each one offers benefits and drawbacks. Some tools work better to accomplish certain goals than others. In addition, some individuals or families may not need to utilize certain options, while…
Rank this Week: 2613